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Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Mar 18 03:46:49 CDT 2011

Hare Krishna

So,till one obtains Jnana he should continue pouring ghee and other things 
for others  into the fire.!

>  If one wishes to acquire adrushta phala (like lOkAntara, janmAntara 
phala-s)& loukika phala through devata-s, one has to observe these rituals 
to pacify the devata. 

Who said one should perform "Yagna'or homa for knowledge to descend?

>  I think there is some confusion here, nobody said for realizing Atma 
svarUpa, hOma / yagna is necessary!! But veda vihita karma is necessary 
for chitta shuddhi.

Infact,the Upanishads are full of criticism on the "yaga'and the 'Yagna"or 
the homa.
The Mundaka Upanishath criticises the Yaga and yagna,saying:
"Plavahyete adhradah yagnarupah..."

>  IMO, it is in the context that karma is not a direct means to Atma 
jnAna.  And it is not intended to say veda vihita karma-s are absolutely 

Even Sri krishna in the Bhagawadgita says,"Brahmaarpanam Brahma havih..."

>  I am afraid this quote is not relevant here!! OTOH, it says whatever 
you do, do with brahma bhAva..It is not an outright rejection of 'karma' 
itself.  For kAmya karma some rituals have been recommended in veda-s. 
putra kAmeshti, sAngrahaNyeshti, jyOtishtOma are some of the examples. 
Most of the brAhmaNa maNtra-s suggests various rituals for the various 
kAmya karma. Having said this I should also add that these karma should 
ultimately lead us to karma-yOga, nishkAma karma, through which chitta 
shuddhi and then the aspirant would become eligible to persue jnAna mArga. 
 na karmaNAmanAraMbhAnaishkarmyaM purushOshnute..says geetAchArya in 

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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