Conversation 008: Sacred Seven Steps during marriage and its relevance in modern days

Seeker 1: We see the constant turmoil in marriage, misunderstandings between husband and wife due to petty reasons and rampant divorces these days. Can you tell me why?

Seeker 2: Marriage is an extremely sacred institution for achieving the very purpose of life…Moksha or Vaikuntha. This has been ascertained in Vedic tradition of marriage using what is known as Sapthapathi ritual done right after marriage is proclaimed. Let’s look at this in detail:

Seeker 1: Wow…this is such an amazing reading. But nobody explained to me the significance of this ritual during the time of my marriage!

Seeker 2: You see, we have our ancestors anticipating solutions to every problem! The priests conducting the marriage these days are all for money and the parents of the bride and groom are so materialistic and spiritually deficient that they themselves did not know the actual purpose of the great institution called marriage. Everything has become commercial, wasteful expenditure, display of pomp, the present generation being brought up in terms of materialistic outlook and academic pursuits that they didn’t have the right means to approach the very life itself. I think this answers your initial question!

Author: Rajini

"Knowledge is the ultimate perfection of self-realization.". (Srimad Bhagavatham 3.26.2) Trying to seek that knowledge through life experiences that leads to compassion, dispassion and ultimately satisfaction.

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