Every yajna has a great unseen influence on human life, for these sacred formulae are potent sounds, charged with subtle mysteries. The ritual sacrifice (yajna) has a deeper meaning; the meanings that symbols have is really valuable and essential for human progress. Every rite is a symbolic act. Yajna is correlated at every step with human aspirations and spiritual practices. It is kept in touch with human life and aspirations in its minutest detail. Butter is the product of the churning of the emotions, impulses, impressions, and instincts of people – the purest and the most authentic essence of the divine in people. That butter, when it is still more clarified, becomes ghee, and that is what is offered to the Gods! When you pray, always concentrate on the everlasting fruit – the universal, the spiritual. Do not pray for small mundane desires; direct your mind to follow the guidelines taught by the Lord to re-establish righteousness (dharma) in the Universe.