In consumer society, mass-attitude is to consume. Giving back is mere show off business organized by some charity organizations.
We consume all natural resources at rocket speed without ever engaging in giving back. This is fundamental root cause of all our personal miseries. It is also reason behind imbalance we see in our environment. Of course, mother takes care of balance but you cannot predict her method. It can be natural calamity or your death.
Life lived for self, without giving back is life wasted. Do not waste your life. Start giving back to nature. Stop using non-sustainable life style. Step by step, mold your life in such a way that you reduce consuming (Thief as per Bhagwad Gita) attitude of self and other family members.
Deva, Rishi and Pitru – they all without any order sustain our existence and provides ample opportunities/hints for self-realization. We are indebted to them. So in response, those who only consume these opportunities/hints/material for sensual gratification and never show respect/gratitude/reverence for them, are thieves.
We owe this body to our parents and all ancestors. It is they who have fostered us by being a instrumental in this great grand game called Samsar. Our knowledge or perceptions are due to fine tuned support of Rishi Gana (Senses). Devas provides us sharir to perform duties.
In short, body, senses, mind, intellect – they are not ours, these came from the world. Utilizing someone’s gifts for personal worldly pleasures lead us to bondage. To break this bondage, it is necessary to utilize this body in service of the world.
To reduce the debt of the Pitru, we perform tarpana. To sacrifice legacy desires, we perform pitru yajna.
Pitru Tarpana is one critical ritual. When it is not performed, karmic debt is kept increasing. Bondage becomes stronger. This lead to miseries of the life.
What a blunder, we commit when we regard the objects, such as the body etc., as ours!
Can we change them, as we desire?
Can we possess them as long as we desire?
Can we maintain them, and carry them with us?
Avoid blunders. 😀
Begin your spiritual journey by thanking pitru(s).