ignorant masses try to preserve the symbols and follow the rituals.
The symbols and rituals continue for some time and unless revived
die a natural death.
It often happens that a valuable heritage is preserved by
ignorant and backward looking people and the people who claim to understand disappear at
the first opportunity.
If India wants to restore the broken links with the past,
people will have to look at every ritual and sacraments that is being performed by the so
called ignorant and illiterate masses.
What they are doing is not without any reason. Their
outward symbols are linked with the past of thousands of years.
Some day we will have to thank them for at least having
saved the symbols of that knowledge- symbols on which research can be done.
Only by doing the research in to these rituals, symbols and
the likes can werevive and give new life to the deep under- standing that grew over a
period of several thousand years.