The Five Strata of Sacrifice #289
The way of worship that entails the Five Sacrifices is not only ancient and time-tested, it is also pervasive, covering all bases. Plants, animals, and mankind are worshiped and served here, but so are the ancestors, deities, and great teachers who may have already passed from the body. Thus, what is external and internal is held sacrosanct, ensuring that inner life is duly acknowledged, not just life on earth. The dharma chart here, perfect for posting on ones wall, reminds us of the efficacy and wisdom of remembering all beings, and holding them always in the Light of Brahman.