Pitri Paksha is honoring our ancestors. It is a very important aspect of our lives to always remember and glorify our ancestors. We are beholding only the middle of life, we do not see the beginning or the end. It isn’t reasonable to assume that death is the end, that we who are so intelligent and full of life cease to exist as soon as we fall asleep in death. The whole human being is a cluster of the creative thoughts and consciousness of God, which physical death cannot destroy. If death were the end, then there is no God and there are no realized masters. The great ones wouldn’t urge you to become better, for what would be the use if, good or bad, we are all junked at the end of life. True spiritualism is a wonderful science. It enables us to know that there is a life beyond this world and that all of our loved ones do, indeed continue to live on, though they have shed the physical body. But if we love purely and unselfishly and develop spirituality, we can learn the secret science of maintaining a link with our loved ones after death. Kaywat washed the feet of Bhagwaan Shree Raam and his ancestors got great rewards. Let us not be ungrateful but recognize and honor our ancestors. God bless all the Pitris.
By Pandit Jaiwant Misra 🕉