5 Spiritual rituals that changed my perspective on life forever.

Aham Brahmasmi
6 min readAug 14, 2021

Spirituality awakening.

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I was born into an orthodox and religious family. To be precise I am a Hindu Brahmin. When I was a child and teenager, I came across a lot of religious rituals and rigid tradition-oriented discipline in our family. Few examples of the rituals are:

  • Being a Teetoler and Non-smoker,
  • Being a VEGETARIAN
  • Lighting sesame oil lamp in an earthen pot,
  • waking up before Dawn hits.
  • Doing Japa ( chanting with prayer beads),
  • Sandhyavandanam Salutation to the goddess of Dawn and dusk ( Sun salutation),
  • Pranayama ( breathing exercise) during puja,
  • Devatha Aradhana ( Conducting a lengthy prayer with the food offering in sacred clothes).
  • Sacred cleaning and cooking in the kitchen.
  • Offering food to God first and many more,

All of these rituals never made great sense to me until I moved to a different country and started living on my own. I believe in God, but I felt that people were wasting time in these religious rituals, assuming that God is watching them 24/7. I was completely wrong and ignorant in that regard.

What really changed my thinking?

By nature I am an inquisitive person, I always had questions like

  • What is the purpose of my birth/life?
  • Why was I born as a human and not as some other creature?
  • What happens after death?
  • Do hell and heaven really exist? so on and so forth

I used to pose these questions to many of my elders. Everybody would come up with a unique answer. Interestingly, in my early 20s, I received a profound suggestion from my grandfather to read the spiritual scripture “Bhagavadgita”.

I instantly replied to my grandfather “ I am modern person and I would want to read a new age philosophy and not Bhagavadgita!”

My Grad father retorted, “ Well my dear, Bhagavadgita is infinite times modern and advanced than you and your thinking”.

Aham Brahmasmi

Hi! I am Resh. A digital nomad, Investor, UX Designer, Philosopher, Manifestor, Aspiring entrepreneur, Fitness freak, and a Mom