The destruction of the sacred

We see in our world today. The destruction of the sacred. Destruction of yoga, Buddhism, Ayurveda, and many more ancient wisdoms as they are bastardized and watered down to sell to the consumer masses of the western world.

The following slokas from the Manusmrtti pretty much say it all.

Where merit and wealth are not (obtained by teaching) nor (at least) due obedience, in such (soil) sacred knowledge must not be sown, just as good seed (must) not (be thrown) on barren land.

Even in times of dire distress a teacher of the Veda should rather die with his knowledge than sow it in barren soil.

Sacred Learning approached a Brahmana and said to him: ‘I am thy treasure, preserve me, deliver me not to a scorner; so (preserved) I shall become supremely strong.’

‘But deliver me, as to the keeper of thy treasure, to a Brahmana whom thou shalt know to be pure, of subdued senses, chaste and attentive.’

A Brahmana who completely governs himself, though he know the Savitri only, is better than he who knows the three Vedas, (but) does not control himself, eats all (sorts of) food, and sells all (sorts of goods)

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