Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 17 - Verse 13

vidhi-hinam asrishtannam mantra-hinam adakshinam
shraddha-virahitam yajnam tamasam paricakshate

Translation: 

That sacrifice which disregards Vedic rules, where no food is given in charity, which is without the chanting of proper mantras and without charity to the brahmanas – such a sacrifice is faithless and in the mode of ignorance.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
For every age the Vedic literature recommends a particular sacrifice for those desiring self-realization. It should be noted that those sacrifices are never in the category of blood sacrifice. In other words, those seeking selfrealization never perform animal or human sacrifice. Both animal and human sacrifice have been practiced in many parts of the world since ancient times, but at no time in history have there been animal or human sacrifices performed by those seeking self-realization in bhakti-yoga. ...continue reading »

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