The Master’s compassion was not confined to beings on the earth-plane alone. On January 13, 1949, he confronted the Ashramites with a suggestion, "From now onward the first of every month will be observed here as ‘All-Souls Day’. We should offer special prayer for the peace of all departed souls.
In this modernised, materialistic world, Dharma has long since been lost. Many religions have come into being in India itself which condemn ancestor-worship, Shraddhas and Tarpana. The departed souls are in great grief. They look to us for help. We must do this."
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
To be continued ...