If we are offering fire sacrifice and we are offering the swaha, if some fool is there offering the…, you can ask our panditji or his assistants. If the fire has already gone out, and it is just the ashes, what does it do if you put ghee on the dead ashes? What a funny example, but actually this is the example given, that if the society has lost the spiritual objective, and we are going and saying now we have to give so much development work, just like this article came out, I was reading, “Reincarnation, Times Of India,”, illustrated whatever, illustrated weekly India, then can say reincarnation is it true or fake? Within a country a 80% people, ascribed to vedic culture or Hindu Dharma, which is the very first verse they quote is the Bhagavat Gita, they say janani that, just dehina smin yatha dehe, we are changing our bodies, dehanatara prapti dhiras tatra na muhyate, we are changing our body from one stage to next and finally from one life to the next. Then they say, in this country this is real or fake. That same title you can find in New York. But how India, that they have the journalist take such a cynical attitude, that they take the attitude that our Vedic culture is of no value, or it is ah…, or is it true or fake. In a country where 80% of the people ascribe to Bhagavat Gita, and the Bhagavat Gita says that there is reincarnation. Do they take an attitude, is it true or false? That means that the people are being programmed, they are being conditioned, they are being trained to doubt their own scriptures.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1985, November 11th, SB class, Life Member House Mr.Patel @ Bangalore, India