Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Living Entities different modes and different characteristics..


Mode of Ignorance....
General Characteristics :
Foolishness, madness, illusion, inertia, indolence and sleep

Destination after death:
The hellish world and the animal kingdom

Objects of Worship:
Ghosts and Spirits

Food:
Tasteless, stale, putrid, decomposed, unclean, cooked more than three hours before being eaten, remnants of the meals of others, meat, fish, eggs and liquor.

Sacrifice:
Performed faithlessly in defiance of scriptural injunctions and with no spiritual food distributed, no hymns chanted and no remunerations made to the priests.

Austerity:
Performed foolishly by means of self torture or to destroy or injure others.

Charity:
Performed at an improper time and place, to an unworthy person like a gambler or drunkardor without respect.


Mode of passion....
General Characteristics :
Unlimited, uncontrollable desires and longing, intense endeavor and activities.

Destination after death:
Association of fruitive workers on earthly planets.

Objects of worship:
Demons, powerful men and self proclaimed imitation gods.

Food:
Too bitter, sour, salty, pungent, rich, dry or hot, causes pain, distress and disease.

Sacrifice:
Performed proudly for the sake of some material end or benefit.

Austerity:
Performed to gain respect, honor and reverence, brings only unstable, temporary results.

Charity:
Performed to get something in return with a desire for fruitive results or in a grudging mood.


Mode of Goodness....
General Characteristics: 
Relative purity, illumination, happiness and freedom from reactions, conducive to real knowledge.

Destination after death; 
The heavenly planets.

Objects of worship:
The demigods and the impersonal conception of god.

Food:
Increases longevity, purifies ones existence, gives strength, health, happiness and satisfaction, nourishing sweet, juicy, fattening and palatable, milk products, grains, sugar, fruit and vegetables.

Sacrifice: 
Performed as a duty, according to scriptural regulations and with no expectation of reward.

Austerity:
Performed with faith and without desires for ones material benefits, cleanliness, simplicity, celibacy, nonviolence, offering respect to demigods, spiritual masters and superiors like mother and father. Speaking beneficially, truthfully, and inoffensively, and with reference to vedic authorities, serenity, gravity, self control, purity of thought, detaching the mind from sense gratification.

Charity: 
Performed as a duty in proper time and place, to a worthy person and with no expectation of material returns.