What Is Ritual Purity?
- Punyahavachanam: A Hindu-Matrix Approach to Eliminating Magick
- The rabbis of Jerusalem
- The Misogi Ritual in Shinto
- The importance of wudu and Ghusl
- A Note on the Purification of a Person with Water
- The cup and plate are full of self- lution
- The Fog of a Lamp
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- Purification and Cleansing in Hinduism
- The Dead Can't Help You
Punyahavachanam: A Hindu-Matrix Approach to Eliminating Magick
The attitude to ritual purity is similar to that of Karaite Judaism in Smartism, but different standards of ritual purity are followed by various traditions within Hinduism. The strictest rules are usually prescribed for brahmins, especially those engaged in the temple worship, but the more orthodox groups follow stricter rules. Punyahavachanam is a ritual that is performed before weddings to purify the home and the self.
The ceremony begins with a chant of the mantras and then consecrated water is sprinkled over the participants and items used. In magic, banishing is a ritual that removes non-physical influences from the person. Eliminating rituals can be performed by themselves, even if they are used in a more complex ceremony.
The rabbis of Jerusalem
There is evidence of a simultaneous desire to limit the power of bodily discharges. The susceptibility to midras is limited to beds and seats. Earthenware and items that can't be cleaned are not susceptible to being defaced.
The Misogi Ritual in Shinto
There are many rituals in the Bible relating to menstruation, childbirth, sexual relations, nocturnal emission, skin disease, death, and animal sacrifice. The Tewahedo Church in Ethiopia prescribes several different kinds of hand washing for example after leaving the bathroom, before prayer, or after eating a meal. The men in the Tewahedo Church are not allowed to enter the church the day after they have had sex with their wives.
The importance of wudu and Ghusl
In certain cases, it is necessary to perform wudu and ghusl before offering prayers. The water is always clean. When water is not available or is scarce, symbolic wudu and ghusl can be performed with clean dry earth.
Taharah becomes essential if the body or clothes show traces of urine, feces, semen or alcohol. Blood and pus are added to the list by many juridical opinions. The clothes should be washed and the affected part of the body should be cleaned with pure water.
A Note on the Purification of a Person with Water
If a person is unable to find water, or does not have enough water, or if ghusl is too long, or if they don't have ritually pure water, then they can purify themselves with clean earth. One can do tayamum by wiping their forehead and hands with dust or earth. The same effect can be had by tyamum.
The cup and plate are full of self- lution
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The cup and plate are full of self- lution, but you can clean the outside of them. You blind Pharisee!
The inside of the cup and the plate should be cleaned first. The solution is to have a clean heart. Cleaning the outside by being ritually pure does not mean that you can deal with the moral impurity that is there, for instance, greed and self- ing.
The heart needs to be changed. Jesus said in Matthew. Either make the tree good or bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.
The Fog of a Lamp
The light of a lamp is fog, while the stars are obscure, and the sun is not as bright. The things that are in relationship to us are licit and pure, and are not appropriate to the person of God. A mandatum ceremony is still held for postulants who become a novice and are considered a religious. The trials that were put before them during the term of their postulancy have been done away with.
Oxford Scholarship Online
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Purification and Cleansing in Hinduism
Sanskrit words like Suchi, Subhrata, Subham, Yogam, Pavitrata, Nirmalata, Punyam are used to signify purity or clean. Asuchi, Asubharata, Asubham, Apavitram, Malinyam, Papam are their counterparts which are labeled as being uncleanliness. The process of purification is referred to as Shuddhi or Vishuddi.
A dead body is considered an impurity. Death of a close family member, contact with a dead body, or visit a funeral ground warrants ritual purification and cleansing. Women who have lost husbands are considered to be impure.
Karmic impurities arise due to desire-ridden actions, sin or evil actions. They are difficult to overcome since they may last for several lives and may remain unresolved even with the best of efforts. They may affect other people.
The alignment of planets exerts both positive and negative influence on people. For a short time, those influences may last for years. Specific rituals can be used to counteract some of them.
The predominance of rajas and tamas in people leads to them engaging in bad conduct and accumulating impurities. People are influenced by their influence. They commit mortal sins due to lust, anger, pride, envy, greed, and other factors, and fall down into the lowest worlds.
The Dead Can't Help You
When they can't do anything for you in return, is when the greatest loving-kindness you can show is. It is not expected of kindness to be rewarded. The dead can't help you.