Do you get upset if someone sits in your chair?
Rites and rituals is an interesting one.
On the surface, we might think of attending church as fitting this subject.
Do you burn incense to achieve some purpose?
What about insisting that something always be done in the same way?
But the issue isn’t the rites or rituals that we practice – it’s our relationship to them.
Notice on the fetter list on the previous page, it says “attachment to rites and rituals“
If you are attached to them, invested in them, then you are most likely to be practicing them to avoid some potential catastrophe.
It’s easy to see if you are identified with one.
DON’T DO IT. ..and see what happens.
If, when you deny yourself the sequence of action that you would normally do, if you feel uncomfortable, then you have been presented with an opportunity.