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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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UNIVERSAL FORM OF WORSHIP: TEMPLES, PUJA AND HOMA
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Devotional Worship : Puja 

The main form of worship used in the Vedic and Yogic teaching is temple worship, attending the pujas or ritual worship of the Gods and Goddesses. Pujas are short rituals and consist of chants, flowers, lamps, incense and water etc. offered to the Divine usually in the form of a statue enshrined in the temple. Puja itself means "flower offering." It symbolizes the natural opening of the heart to the Divine the way a flower naturally unfolds its petals. Pujas are to be done with the same purity, openness, receptivity and innocence, a spontaneous updwelling of our innate love of life.   

The seers saw in this flower offering the natural form of worship, nature's ultimate expression of love of God, and they sought to embody it in our human lives. Flowers are relatively new comers to evolution and parallel the evolution of mammals. They are the vegetable kingdom's counterpart of devotion. Hence they link us up to the aspiration of Nature herself, to the Divine's seeking of the Divine in its own creative play. 

 

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