Re: theos-talk Re: hindu post death rituals question
Jun 04, 2012 05:55 AM
by vimal balachander
Thankyou so much.
On Mon 4 Jun, 2012 6:10 PM IST MKR wrote:
>Here is another cite.
>One good article I was able to locate on the issue of obsequies is in The
>Theosophist, Vol IV, June 1882, page 221 titled âThe efficacy of funeral
>ceremoniesâ. The editorâs (H P Blavatsky) comments are worth reading. The
>bottom line is simple. All the religious rites are the work of the priests
>whose lively hood depends on them. Gullible men and women fearful that
>either some injury will result to them or the departed, continue them in
>all religions. Many theosophists I know of in India, do not follow to the
>rites. Hope someone else will add to the above.
>The Theosophist can be downloaded from www.theosophy.net and can be found
>under the tab âResourcesâ.
>On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:24 AM, fernandosob <chandrasekaryas@frN_m1sFKKTGU1sA3WCFr8RQkU46RtltFKJV12JNQ8mmbbiXQwvj3TBZe_MsEhXCjmFv1tFB3MNVItVRApyrV_I-bNCM.yahoo.invalid>wrote:
>> I suggest Rao Bahadur Janardan Sakharam Gadgil (The Theosophist VOL. I.,
>> No. 3 - DECEMBER, 1879), on "Hindu Ideas about Communion with the Dead,"
>> for a initial plain exposition of this question of earth-tied souls, or
>> Best regards
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, vimal balachander <vimal_b@...> wrote:
>> > Is there any mention among the theosophic texts about the elaborate post
>> death rituals conducted by surviving hindu family members for the
>> 'advancement' of the soul. The rituals in a shorter simpler form is also
>> conduted annually and reasons cited are the same.
>> > Do these prayers and offerings really help the deceased? What i have
>> read so far indicates,one can potentially harm a souls's progress by
>> contacting thru mediums etc, by the same logic, then, do prayers help the
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