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Tarpan Draft

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Tarpana
(Tripti)
a-brahma stamba-paryantam devarsi pitr-manavahtr 
 
 payantu pitarah sarve matr-mata-mahadayahatita-kula-kotinam sapta-dvipa-nivasinama-brahma bhuvanal lokadi-dam astu tilodakam
There are no permanent physical or mental cure for constitutional weaknesses(constitution as defined by Ayurveda, the science of life and health). Once you haveidentified yourself as a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha type, or a combination of two of these, youare stuck with that constitution, and all its benefits and defects, until you die.There are only two ways to escape.1)One way to escape is open to you if you are a spiritual aspirant, and follow strictspiritual disciplines. Under such controlled conditions there will be little occasion for your constitution to display itself. It will not change, but it will not disturb you.2) The other way involves the ancient ritual of Tarpana. Related to the Sanskrit wordTripti, which means satiation or satisfaction, Tarpana is a process of gratifying your ancestors.There is a Law of Nature known as Bija Vrksha Nyaya: the Law of Seed and Tree. Your seeds are your genes and chromosomes, the essence of your parents’ germ plasm(plasma). You are the tree, the product of those seeds. Half your genes come from one parent, and half from the other. No matter how far you try to distance yourself from your  parents, in space, time, or interaction, your genes and their genes are identical, andresonate with one another.In 1935, Albert Einstein, together with Nathan Rosen and Boris Podolsky proposedthrough flawless mathematical reasoning that if the quantum theory were correct, then
'Achange in the spin of one particle in a two particle system would affect its twinsimultaneously, even if the two had been widely separated in the meantime
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Even for the physicists involved, the implications of Bell's Theorem are practicallyunthinkable. Mathematics and experimentation have taken us where our logical mindcannot go. Imagine, two particles once in contact, separated even to the ends of theuniverse, change instantaneously when a change in one of them occurs!Physicist Jack Sarfatti of the Physics/Consciousness Research Group proposes that noactual energy-requiring signal is transmitted between the distant objects, but 'information'is transmitted instead. Thus no violation of Einstein's special theory of relativity occurs.Exactly what this information is unclear, and it is a strange thing which might travelinstantly and require no energy to do so.
 
 It would be a mistake to suppose that these effects operate only withrelevance to the invisible world of the atom. Professor Henry Stapp statesthat the real importance of these findings is that they translate directly toour microcosmic existence, implying that the oneness that is implicit in Bell's Theorem envelopes human beings and atoms alike.
Your parents’ emotions are bound to resonate with your emotions, no matter how far distant you may be from them, because of this fundamental identity. This is why a certaintelepathic communication exists between parent and child.Because your parents’ genes originated in your grandparents, your emotions will beinfluenced by their emotions, and by the emotions of your great-grandparents, and so on, back at least seven generations. Even though most of your ancestors are already dead thesubtle effects of their personalities remain in your genetic environment and continue toaffect you.Ayurvedic rejuvenation works on the physical manifestations of these faults. Tarpanaworks more deeply, reducing the emotional charges, which have accumulated in you as aresult of the activities of your forebears.Suppose one of your ancestors was overly fond of eating, so fond that he or shefantasized about food all day long. All cravings are forms of energy, which are broadcastinto the Ether (space) with every thought. Some of these thoughts will be rational andsensible, but many will be obsessive. You, who are permanently tuned to your ancestors’wavelengths, automatically receive these subtle broadcasts, which will induce you to become obsessive about food if you are susceptible to them.Anyone who is really obsessive about food is likely to be thinking of food at the momentof death. This final broadcast message is more powerful than all those which went before, because it is transmitted with all the anguish of an unfillable desire. Because of the power  behind this desire, and the fact that the individual whose rational mind could partlynegate it no longer exists, this last wish affects you much more powerfully than anyliving wishes can.Tarpana enables you to negate these desires. Once they are gone, the pressure on your genes to make you obsessive about food eases, and your diet and habits can induce other of your genes to begin to function, which changes your emotional climate. As long asthese unseen influences continue to affect you, no amount of diet or routine can ever eliminate them because they do not strike at the source. 99% of human and chimpanzeegenes are identical; the differences between the two species occur because some genesare expressed more than others. You are your own creator, ceaselessly creating yourself from your own genes with the help of your physical and mental food and habits.
 
The traditional ritual of Tarpana is complex, but its essence is simple preparation,consider what one food/drink item your parent or grandparent were fondest of. That food/drink will act as a vehicle for your emotion.Sit comfortably facing south and visualize any of your ancestors who are no more, one byone, as far back as you can remember. Make each one sit in front of you. Telling themyou want to help release them from any residual earthly desires they might have, takecopper/earthen vessel fill it with water add chandan to it along with tulsi leaves and black sesame seeds Black Til) offer anjaali full of this water to them one by one.Then offer a little of the special item, with the heartfelt wish that this will satisfy anyresidual cravings and allow that individual, wherever he or she is, to continue with their own progression towards greater integration and clarity. You then request them to returnwhence they came, and feed the food you have offered to an animal, or put it into a river or the ocean. It is good to repeat this annually, preferably on the same New Moon Dayeach year. The best days for Tarpana are New Moon Days, especially those which fall inSeptember (Pitr Paksha).You need not even believe in reincarnation, or even life after death, to perform Tarpana.Your parents and grandparents are still alive inside you, in your genes. You are simply projecting a part of your personality, contacting it, and requesting it to be pleased withyou and to relinquish any inappropriate influence it may have over you. Thisvisualization releases you from any unhealthy psychological habits you may have as aresult of the influence of these previous beings who also shared your genes, and of theimages you have of those beings. There are at times hurdles that comeup in your spiritual journey and you are not able to overcome them try however hard you may, be it knownthat these problems that besiege you lie not at your end but somewhere down the line andhence the correction lies there once satiated ,you shall be released from the problem for eternityTarpana is especially important for ancestors you knew personally. If you loved them,you show them your love in the only way remaining to you, by remembering them andoffering part of yourself to them as a token of your love. If your relationship with themwas marred by negative emotions, Tarpana allows you to forgive them, to heal therelationship by sacrificing your negativity and offering them the healing power of your love. Thankfulness for the genes which have given you life, and forgiveness for thosegenes which have limited your existence, transport the sacrifice to its intended target.If you are convinced that this procedure can actually help eliminate any negativityremaining between you and the image you hold of your ancestor, it will. Faith is essentialfor it to work; you must make your offering with complete sincerity. Faith can truly makeyou whole.Faith can make our society whole as well. Tarpana is important to all of us who haveforgotten our roots. It creates the bond which should exist between our ancestors and us.Hindu tradition regards Tarpana as a duty, which every child must perform for its parents.

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