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Re: Deeper meanings

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:29 pm
by Nosuperstition
Another superstition I was taught right from childhood is that goddess Lakshmi,the goddess of wealth will stay in your house if only you maintain it damn clean.Else she will leaving you causing you to be left with financial troubles.Needless to say that this came into being to prevent people from falling sick in periods when there were no anti-biotics and when falling prey to diseases can be fatal.

Re: Deeper meanings

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:16 am
by Nosuperstition
There is another superstition which I know.It goes this way.If anyone is going out of house on some work without informing the members of the house where exactly he/she is going,neither them nor anyone outside the house should enquire about his/her destination.If they enquire then the work at the destination will not be completed or fulfilled.Perhaps this is so instituted that an individual's secret does not become public and so that his/her secrecy remains guarded.

Re: Deeper meanings

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:08 pm
by Nosuperstition
Now there is another superstition that I have learnt as a child at my home concerning compulsory head bath as and when I come home after visiting a hair saloon.I was some sort of untouchable in such condition and become touchable only after having a bath.The deeper meaning told to me at a later date was that the muscles of the intestines or bowels are tender and therefore any large hair that goes through the mouth might cause considerable or collateral damage in the digestive system and any small hair particle might pierce and get stuck over there.

Now I have heard of Christians in India who are even post-graduates but in general refuse outright prasaad or the Hindu holy food placed before the idol of the deity.The reason could be that the prasaad is actually a sacrifice albeit mostly non-violent sacrifice of plants and plant foods and in the N.T it is said that the pagans sacrifice to the demons and thou shall not part-take of their rituals.

Now the deeper meaning in this case seems to be keeping the bonds of your tribe/community strong enough and not associating/cementing bonds with the 'others'.