ON BLESSINGS AND CURSES
The situation in which we are placed
By somebody’s evil design or through the quirk of luck
Could be alleviated by the bounteous graces of our Lord
And partly by our own parent’s blessings
Due to whom we’re here on this planet
And also by our venerable Gurus/teachers
Who gives us the knowledge to discriminate
Between what is good and what is not so good.
We earn blessings after we meet somebody’s need
Without any mention of it to any
With which that person tides over the situation
In which willy-nilly he is placed
In this God’s blessings are always there aplenty.
And the grace of God puts us in the advantageous position
And brings about windfall gains
Changing the blighted state of affairs
Into the bright state of affairs
Boon provides us with an opportunity
To come out of a piquant situation unscathed
When all opposition that we experience
Gets melted by the positive innate energy
Provided by the boons of all we get
Boons have the potential to multiply
Whereby we come to know how to live a purposeful life.
BLESSINGS ARE THE FORERUNNER OF GOOD TIDINGS IN OUR LIVES
Blessings to others encourage us individually to be courageous in handling emergencies or challenges although mere boons will not help, we ourselves have to act to succeed. As far as possible, we should earn blessings through our earnest and right karma. These blessings can help us tide over any situation we p;ut our hands on. I have escaped many a time from the jaws of death because of blessings I have earned from my elders and others with whom I came across. Blessings or boons help us face any contingencies since God’s graces to are enmeshed in them.
ROLE OF BLESSINGS IS REALLY IMMENSE
The role of blessings can do wonders is amplified by the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas. Although the Kauravas had all the renowned warriors including Bhishmpatama, who besides being a great warrior was blessed with not to have death till he himself wanted, Guru Dronachariya, Guru Kirpahariya etc and others are known to be known for their war tactics and expertise. On the other hand, Pandavas though were having Lord Krishna yet he did not actively involve in the war but his blessings were with Pandavas thus ultimately won.
REASON FOR GIVING CURSES AND BLESSINGS
It is a fact that we get cursed and blessed according to our deeds and misdeeds. Therefore, we should be cautious while transacting our actions. We should not do anything which may earn somebody’s wrath. Breaking of somebody’s heart by our omissions and commission can spell doom for us since it will be attacked with ur thought processes. Thoughts of curses and blesses materialize from our emotions and its effect or otherwise depending on the foundation of truth or untruth thereof.
OUR CURSES EMANATE FROM OUR INNER SELF
While we unreasonably insinuate, intimidate or overawe/ terrorize somebody without rhyme or reason an upsurge of emotion comes out of the inner recesses of our heart. It is an involuntary impulse which has the imprint of earnestness and sincerity.
Why to give reason anybody to curse us? Hence, while transacting our day to day activities, we should take care that we do not execute anything which may earn us their wrath and ill-will. One should be aware of his actions whether they are helpful or making others feel vulnerable? We can’t say that each and every curse or blessing affects us. But there are some among them who may show their result in the future. Then the curses and blessings also affect the person concerned who gives blessings or curses. A person who is giving these should be clear in his/her mind, no rancor or ill-will, no jealousy or greed, in other words, no negative feeling. If we tend to displease any person unreasonably then we are in for his/her retribution in the form of a curse. It depends on such individual – maybe he/she pardon us yet the tag of the misdemeanor will always be there in our conscious mind.
In the Bible, curses are not the consequence of passion or revenge but these are the prediction.
While we are unnecessary victimized without rhyme or reason then we feel perturbed and become helpless and out of vengeance an inner voice comes out involuntarily and that is a curse.
EXAMPLES OF CURSES
For instance, in epic Mahabharata, when Gandhari, the wife of King Dhritarashtra the mother of Duryodhana came to know that her sons have died on the battlefield she could not control herself; she uttered furiously, “You Krishna, the young king of Dwaraka, you who I worshipped as Vishnu avatars of the supreme godhead are not you ashamed of your doings” and continued that he should have averted the war if he wanted. She further expressed in utter disgust. “If my Bhakti is true and if I have been true to my husband then, you may die in 36 years from today, may your Dwaraka be flooded and may every one of your Yadava clan perish by killing each other. May the Yadavas be killed, be killed.” This curse came true to perfection.
Then the curse to Ashwathama by Lord Krishna, who deceptively and mistakenly killed all the five sleeping sons of Pandavas thinking them to be five Pandavas. For this deceptive killings, Lord Krishna cursed him that he will carry the burden of all people’s sins and will roam about in Kaliyoga with this burden of sin.
Essentially, there are umpteenth examples of sages or rishis handing out curses on anybody who interrupted their penance or meditation. Rishi Durbasa was one such example who hurdled curses on anyone who came his way and his curses came true. But it is known that his curses had always some purpose.
CURSES TOO COULD PROVE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE
God is very kind enough to bestow upon us the gifts of nature in the form of air, water and light and that too without any payment. Then the natural beauties such as imposing mountains, water bodies (ponds, lakes, rivulets etc), forest covers, Then we are also gifted with our senses to enjoy all the five senses including the six sense i.e. intuition or insight.
AdvThe roll of blessings can do wonders is amplified by the battle between Kauravas and Pandavas. Although the Kauravas had all the renowned warriors including Bhishma who was having the power to survive, Guru Kirt Verma and others and Pandavas though were having Lord Krishna yet he did not actively involve in battle but his blessings were with Pandavas thus ultimately they won.
CURSES TOO COULD PROVE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE
We are aware that the energy keeps on transferring from one form to another. It has been seen that energy flows from a stronger body to a weaker body. The intensity of the curse depends on the recipient.
No one can harm another by curses. Blessings also are only a psychological feeling of goodness. If your mind feels good you feel good, and if your mind feels bad you feel bad. Nobody can impact your life either by curses or blessings. If someone tells you are wicked or bad, your are upset. If someone praises you, you feel nice and happy. If you are not really bothered, how will anything affect you?