When kid, it was fun watching the elders get a piece of cloth, tie it to a stick, burn it and move it up and down near me or other kids or with some salt in the left hand and remove the “Nazar” or “Dishti” off us. Otherwise we may get fever, cough or cold, that’s what we are told. I still find many people do this ritual with their kids especially after coming from parties or social gatherings. How do we come into contact with this “Nazar” or “Dishti”( hame kaise nazar lagtee hain, Dishti ela tagulutundi)? They say some have it in their eyes, if they look at you, you get fever. Hmm it sounds strange that they do it with their eyes. What more do they do with eyes?
Many of us may just brush this aside as some stupid practice. But their might be some reason why it is followed all over India in some form or the other.
According to Newton’s Law of energy, Every body emits and receives energy in the form of conduction, convection or radiation. Even human bodies are the sources and they emit and receive energy. How is it linked to “Nazar” or “Dishti”? Suppose in a party and everyone is watching a child who is mingling with everyone and has a cute smile. They are looking up for something in the child and some might be having the thoughts that “wish my child would have been like that”. the child being the cynosure of all eyes, is robbed of some of his/her energy. That is when there will be an imbalance in the body and feel uneasy and feverish. Once back home, his/her grandmother tries to replenish her with some energy from burning a cloth or the salt. This may sound foolish but………….
In a marriage, everyone is watching the happy couple, relieved parents on the stage, some may be feeling happy for them, some jealous, some sad. How can all these influences be diverted. Treat with Food and drink so that our body is pacified, our eyes “Nazars” and energies are diverted to the food. And contented man wishes or blesses the best.
In this huge world of energy exchanging bodies, there is a influence of others on us and vice versa. May be that is what we call luck, stars, a crucial part of our success and happiness.
Please release some of your energy through comments.