December 29th, 2005
|03:11 pm - Silly Vedics . . . paps are for kids!|
So I'm reading through the Vedas, and I come across this nifty Sacrifice of Five Oblations that I'd like to work up into a ritual. The problem is, I don't have quite enough background to fully understand it. The main problem (and it's a big one) is understanding what exactly the oblations are:
the milk mess
What kind of grain? What sort of mush? Wtf is pap? What kind of cake? Milk is usually messy, but what's special about this?
I think I can figure out the rest of it, but these five oblations are obviously vital. . . but no instruction is given in context to make 'em.
So, it looks like I'm off to the beginning of the Vedas to read straight through. . . yippee-kai-yai-ay, and all that.
He who knows the sacrifice with the five oblations propsers with the sacrifice of five oblations.
Yeah, I could live with prospering.
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Up On the Housetop", -JB
|Date:||December 29th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Speaking of looking more at Hinduism and a topsy-turvy world...
Wow, I don't think I recognized a single deity name in that description :) Hinduism, I admit, is pretty far afield from my interests, but this book does look rather amusing.