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.