>Belief, you, me!

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And I rebelled. Again. And again, it was apparently for nothing. But I knew that my rebellion wasn’t a whim. It was an assertion of what I believe is right. And surely, superstition must be wrong.

Why must people go out in search of solutions to their problems to unconvincing pandits, tantriks and even vaastu experts? And bind their happiness to little tricks that these ‘well wishers’ hand out like a 2-minute noodle recipe?

So astrology is a science and I understand and believe in negative and positive energies, but surely there’s more to solution-finding than all this. Why, when you have exorcised that evil spirit in the house, do superstitious people find no peace? Perhaps, they forget that they too have a role to play creating problems for which they seek solutions.

I believe in vaastu, even in pandits and poojas. But I don’t believe they can work in isolation to improve anyone’s life. You can’t just sit happy and let a hired pandit perform a ritual and think you’ve done your bit to make things better. It’s a mind game. You have to believe things will be better. You have to believe in yourself. And that someone up there is listening to your prayers.

Those lucky bamboos will wilt with negativity. And no amount of restructuring in the house will make it a home till the people living in it don’t restructure themselves. If the Laughing Buddha did bring prosperity, why would there be poverty? Does superstition really make you so blind to reason?!

Belief vs Superstition – I’ll rebel each time I’m coerced to fall in line with what I don’t believe in.

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5 responses »

  1. >i can totally relate to this post.. i guess its something we all have to go through well most of us anyway..i figure the best way out is to make your point and not hurt anyone’s feelings.. because ppl mean well for us.. they just have different beliefs..

  2. >Does superstition really make you so blind to reason?!I think its a person’s stubborn attitude towards things that make him blind to reason. Some people are so sure of their being right, that they don’t leave one mm’s gap for anyone to reason with them…btw, I love the blog!!

  3. >I believe in very few things. Superstition… you might call it. I believe in Tarot, Clairvoyance, and Dreams. As far as it’s not baseless it’s fine with me.But if it’s blindness, it’s not fine with me.Question: Why am I being so narcissistic?

  4. >@Ankit: I’m sure they mean well for us, but like I said, there’s more to wishing well than just getting somebody to check out the alignment of X,Y,Z to A,B,C at home!Shmoo: I agree, and they like to believe problems were created somewhere else and can be solved someway else. They forget they could be the problem!!And thanks :)Prince: Yes, I believe in so much that could be called hocus pocus. But I don’t ask others to toe the line and threaten them with dire consequences if they don’t!!

  5. >”And no amount of restructuring in the house will make it a home till the people living in it don’t restructure themselves. If the Laughing Buddha did bring prosperity, why would there be poverty?”..very well said mate..its all within us.. its us who have to believe in ourselves first and then the other things.. we have to do it.. we just buy “god” by hiring a pandit who does wierd stuff.. I personally dont believe in god and all.. But all i believe in is that we should believe in ourselves and be strong..

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