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|Explanation of Kashera (shorts) and Kirpan
|Thursday, 5/27/1999 3:52 AM MDT
Also why should a Kirpan be worn? Should it be worn at all times or can this be removed when bathing or at night when going to sleep? Also should it be a certain length?
The kachera are to keep the temperature of the thighs at a constant temperature so the calcium can be balanced. That will keep you mentally balanced.
It is also to control sexual energy. They should come to the top of the knee.
They should be worn during shower for above reasons, but the part about one leg in the new one before the old one is off... that's sounds like fanaticism.
Kirpan is to be worn whenever possible, because the steel is very powerful to keep your energy field (aura) protected and strong. Again, telling others they must wear it to bed and in the shower is fanaticism. If you do that because you really want to, that's fine, but making it a rule or law for others is misunderstanding the intent.
Our Dharma is a framework, or set of guidelines to keep us heading in the right direction. Every action, every thought, becomes part of who and what we are. Dharma gives us a way so that *most* of our actions and thoughts can elevate us to infinity. It's not meant as a set of rules we use to condemn ourselves or others.