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To give the real binding of love

Jimmy and his wife Roda requested that Baba perform the navjot (sacred thread ceremony, usually done by a Zoroastrian priest) of their three sons…Monday […]

Purifying the heart (3/7): Heart cannot be purified by following rituals and ceremonies

“Even as the mind cannot be freed of bindings by mere physical renunciation, so the heart cannot be purified by mere mechanical following of […]

Ceremonies and rituals for the dead

Then turning to the subject of ceremonies, particularly those for the dead, as practiced among the Parsis and Hindus, Baba explained:

These […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 3 (Final)

For example, the typical Zoroastrian, while offering his daily devotions, can often be marked counting the number of pages left for the completion of […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 2

The Tal-bhajan of Hindus and the Namaz of Muhammadans:

Similarly, the tal-bhajan of the Hindus and the namaz of the Muhammadans are […]

The Deep Philosophy of the Masters’ Teachings – Part 1

What a fine philosophy, full of deep meanings, these great Masters and Avatars have taught! The kasti of the Zoroastrians, the tal-bhajan of the […]

The Substance and the Shadow

Then what is the “substance” and what is the “shadow”?

“Substance” signifies the means to God-realization, while “shadow” refers to the quarreling over philosophies […]

Attitudes for aspirants: Rituals and ceremonies become a sidetrack to the path

Often the aspirant is concerned in the early phases of his awakening by his attitude towards established religions and their rituals. All of these […]

The show and fuss of marriage rituals and ceremonies

There was an announcement in the papers of the death of Dastur Kaikobad, an eminent priest in the Zoroastrian community. Baba said that these […]

Love holds the key, not rituals and ceremonies

 

Just a week before, on 9 May, Baba had told another person:

… Darshan has no connection whatsoever with rites, rituals, dogmas and […]