You see a lot of people performing rituals, lighting candles, going to church, praying, meditating, among other things. What do all these rituals tell you about the people who perform them? The wise answer is nothing. A trained monkey can perform repetitive tasks. Yet, no one confuses a trained monkey for a spiritual being. Still, people perform them with the idea that they are actually doing something. Rituals are just the outer cloak. It is what is inside the cloak that distinguishes the real from the fake, the true seekers from the charlatans, the enlightened from the merely well-trained.