From past few days, I have been going through different reading content than my usual taste. I happened to come across a very interesting article (article link) which led me to a different thought process. Here are my musings on it:
There is this bitter reality, all solidly backed up with the fabrication of this whopper myths. Which is being ignored by all of us. There are those heinous creatures who feel themselves to be exposed to the outside world and are only trying to make a comeback predictably through their own “odious opinions”, rather than any substantial “facts”. Absolutely shockingly !! there are some dark issues of our vast and versatile society which are coming to light.
This is “The India” which we claim is heading towards the glory in the 21st Century and is on the verge to be the world’s one the most Strong ” `GLOBAL NATION “. Where we have world’s most magnificent and incredible minds working hard to make a difference and stand aside for the well-being of the society. We tend to have On elf the versatile talent and mind working on them orders science successfully but unfortunately still in this era we have some strong dark beliefs due to which human beings are made to sleep in the lap of death before time or have to go through some unnerving experiences.
Sometimes they don’t even taste the sweetness of this life on some disgusting dark beliefs. Here are a lot of superstitions in India mixing both the spirituality and religious domains. In the 21st century, too human being is forced to have unwanted deaths on the basis of some psychotic thoughts which don’t have any base or logics regarding their hideous acts such crimes led India to stand back on dark ages.Where there is no place for humanity to stand, we live in the modern world. Such kind of acts fusses with the spirituality and faith. Is there any real connection between religion and superstition?
Some, particular adherents of various religious faiths, will often argue that there are two fundamentally different types of beliefs. Those who stand outside of the religion, however, will notice some very important and fundamental similarities which bear closer consideration. Obviously, not everyone who is religious is also superstitious and not everyone who is superstitious is also religious. A person can faithfully attend temple services and his rituals all his life without giving a second thought to a black cat walking in front of them or without being involved in any viscous thought of occult. On the other hand, a person who completely rejects any religion whatsoever may consciously or unconsciously avoid walking under a ladder even if there is no one on the ladder who might drop something on him.
If neither necessarily leads to the other, it might be easy to conclude that they are different types of beliefs. Moreover, because the very label “superstition” seems to include a negative judgment of irrationality, primitiveness, it is understandable of religious believers wouldn’t want their own faiths to be categorized with superstitions. We must, nevertheless, acknowledge that the similarities are not superficial. For one thing, both superstition and traditional religions are non-materialistic in nature. They do not conceive of the world as a place controlled by sequences of cause and effect between matter and energy.
Instead, they presume the added presence of immaterial forces which influence or control the course of our lives. Furthermore, there is also this appearance of a desire to provide meaning and coherence to otherwise random and chaotic events. If we get hurt in an accident, it is might be attributed to a black cat, to some omen to spilling salt, to failing to pay sufficient honor to our ancestors, to performing the appropriate sacrifices to the spirits, etc. There seems to be a genuine continuum between what we tend to call “superstition” and the ideas in animistic religions. In both cases, people are expected to avoid certain actions and perform other actions in order to ensure that they do not fall victim to the unseen forces at work in our world. In both cases, the very idea that such unseen forces are at work seems to stem (at least in part) both from a desire to explain otherwise random events.And from a desire to have some means of affecting those events. I personally and strongly believe in the practice of my faith until or unless it is on the humanitarian grounds. I have myself suffer through the delusional thoughts of superstition mixing them with the religious practices. I wonder how much right it is but yes I did.
And I guess these all are important psychological benefits often used to explain the reason why religion exists and why religion persists. They are also reasons for the existence and persistence of superstition. It seems reasonable to argue, then, that while superstition may not be a form of religion, it does come from some of the same basic human needs and desires as religion does. Thus, a greater understanding of how and why superstition develops can be useful in gaining a better understanding and appreciation of religion. And such kind of hideous acts in the name of spirit or god can be cured and India can lead to a good civic sense. India has the problem of lack of civic sense, education and development which can only be solved by the proper understanding of the concept of religion and superstition as it is at the grass root level in the Indian society don’t matter which religion or culture you are following.