questions were asked: What do we do during the Feasts of
and Unleavened Bread?
Do we put out all the products that have yeast from the
house? Should we refrain from eating things which
have yeast in them during this week? Should we
feel guilty if we did eat yeast at this time?
purpose of this ritual is to realize how sin leavens as
yeast in the bread. It is like those who lie; they have to
lie to cover the lies before, and they continue until
they no longer can distinguish between what is a lie and
what is real. They loose touch with the reality.
The same is for
going against the Universal Laws. After a while the
ungodly actions seem good to the eyes, and Godly Laws
seem hard to follow and are harsh to the fallen.
It also seems hard to put all
things with yeast out of the house. It is a discipline, an awareness of the act of Purification.
It is a deliberate decision to
follow God's Commandments, not to sin!
In the Mission we no longer just
follow the rituals, we realize what they mean and why we
do them. It is no longer the dark age. It
is time to understand why God said what He said.
We have to create The New Man with the Lucid Mind
(in Touch with God's Will). Then we do the rituals with
full understanding of why. We agree with God and so
follow what makes sense.
During the week we refrain from
eating yeast, not that suddenly yeast is bad for us.
No, again it is a discipline and
an awareness that I will follow God's Will. I
will be aware of my actions and think of God and His
Commandments. It is a practice of strengthening
our resolve, becoming aware of how much we think
about God and are aware of our actions.
Now if we accidentally eat yeast,
should we feel guilty? That means that you are not
aware of your duty and other things are more important
in your life than God and His Commandments. God is
not First. So it is a practice of becoming aware
that we have to bring God first to our lives.
It is OK to set up for
yourself a penance any time you forget to remember God
First. Anytime this happens, give alms or help
someone, etc. It will be an added action to
increase your awareness. However, it should not
replace the process of progressing and believing that
just following the punishment is good enough and so you
do not have to progress to become
the most Godly!