Meditation is a technique to relax your body and your mind to control your thoughts and change your life. That is the main objective of YOGA. That is why it is so important to learn those techniques.
This is the main objective of life! How can you be happy is you are full of negative thoughts and negative emotions?
The problem was: Aztecs were pushed by Huemac into LITERAL human sacrifices rituals. So, instead of sacrificing his thoughts and emotions he made wars to sacrifice “physically” the enemies.
THE MEANING OF SACRIFICING CHILDREN AND VIRGINS!
We can see this kind of sacrifices in different cultures. As I said before all these sacrifices were symbolic, they were teachings as the parables in the Bible or any myth. Moreover, we can find different tales in the Bible about prophets sacrificing their children, one of them is Abraham who was supposed to sacrifice Isaac, his son. Nevertheless, Isaac was rescue by the Lord who sent a ream or lamb to be sacrificed instead.
Let's remember for example Perseus rescuing Andromeda. She had to be sacrificed to the Kraken to avoid the punishment. Yes, she was virgin. Please check my post about Perseus and Andromeda on GREEK HEROES AND GODS (Link on the bottom).
In the glorious MAHABHARATA (The great India) the son of Arjuna, ABHIMANYU, is sacrificed to destroy a disk. He was only a kid, but without his sacrifice the Pandavas could had been killed.
We could bring other examples, but it is enough. Let's see what this could mean.
Virginity was taken very seriously in ancient times. Nevertheless, there are two types of virginity the one which is physical and the one which is spiritual. The first one can be lost sooner or later, the latter could be or not.
Virginity and children are symbols of purity. Let's remember that it is said only virgins were able to touch an unicorn. Unicorns used to be depicted as white horses with a horn on the head. In this XXI century, the age of darkness, people like the color black (Symbol of darkness). This is the reason why the original Batman used to be grey and blue and now it is darker. Something similar happened to others heroes in modern time. Because of these now they paint black unicorns.
So, virginity, children and "white" unicorns represent purity, and innocence. So, what the sacrifice of a virgin or children means? Let's ask this backward: Why we cannot sacrifice whatever is not pure? Simple: Only the pure sacrifice brings results. In other words: The virgin or the children are mere symbols of a virtue that a person must have. That virtue is a pure heart or a pure purpose, at the end it is love, pure love.
Sacrifice is done by a person full of love. This is why all the great heroes fought so bravely, because of love. That is why there is a maid as a price, but it was not a woman, the maid represents love, a pure heart full of love.
When love exists there is neither fear nor doubt, but pure action far from selfishness. In the Bhagavad Gita (The song of the Lord) KRISHNA, the great Avatar from India, speaks about this in a marvelous way to Arjuna. He explains the need to do the duties without attachment, without looking reward. The great Master speaks about renunciation of the fruits of action, about doing what you have to do not because you will get something worthy; but because of pure love. It could be nice to write about the ancient wisdom of India and Asia.
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