Some of my friends who read the earlier post completely ( I should thank them for that) have expressed doubts about the energy stuff. Below is what I felt and experienced. Hope I will make some sense.
What do we do when are in standing outside on a cold winter night. We try to cover our body as much as possible or hold the hands crossed and close to the body, bring the legs together. We want to keep ourselves warm and not lose any heat (a form of energy) .
If its summer, We try to keep the body cool and wear as minimum clothes possible. We stretch ourselves under the fan to release the extra heat in our bodies . Also our bodies sweat to keep them cool.
Now when we touch a piece of ice, we feel cold and remove the hand. What happens is the ice takes the heat from our body, the heat is lost from our body locally and we have a numbing sensation. The heat gets transmitted from our body to the piece of ice. Can I now say that our bodies are capable of releasing heat (energy)?
Similarly when we touch a object, the heat is transmitted from the object to our body. So our body can receive heat ( energy). The thermal scanning of a foot ball player will show that he is releasing the heat inside his body in the form of radiation.
Let me ask a simple question – What do we do when India wins a match? We are elated, excited and beat our fists in the air “Yes” Yes” . What happens in our bodies when we are happy. May be some chemical reaction which creates a sudden blast inside. This is when we tend to expand our body. We jump, lift our hands skywards. What happens is we are trying to expand or increase our surface area so that this energy ( heat, a chemical reaction or some explosion, I am not sure of the exact form ) is dissipated.
Same thing happens when we hear a joke. We laugh. We open our mouth and make sounds ( will not go into detail of how we laugh) . That is the bodies reaction to some funny events or jokes. It expands to dissipate the sudden reaction inside. Same thing happens when we want to cool our bodies.
If we are sad, grieving we create a negative energy inside us. We try to come closer, as if trying to save the heat inside our body. There is a popular saying that sadness decreases with sharing.
What happens is when when someone consoles a grieving person, he gives some of his energy so that the sadness is allayed a bit. And if someone tries to keep his grief to himself there are chances of derangement. That’s why it is said that it is good to cry so that some of that negative energy is decreased.
I want to quote here that when you are happy, your sensory body expands beyond your physical body. You can feel things near you but not actually touching you. When you are sad your sensory body shrinks. you cannot feel someone even if they are touching you.
When we are sad, crestfallen, defeated by life and look at the happy, successful people, some of us feel jealous and envy them. Let’s call them “X” people. Now that these “X” people are not happy and doing nothing, they look for short cuts. ” Look at those happy people! cha!” . We want a pie of their happiness. They try to take some happiness from the happy people but nothing happens to the happy people, they wont lose anything but some negative energy is passed on to their bodies and a temporary imbalance of energy is created inside, which will not cause any serious damage but may get a fever. This we call Dishti or Nazar. We try to replenish this energy from the external sources like burning a cloth, a broom stick ( broom stick has tiny little charges at their ends) or salt as discussed in the previous post. This will not decrease performance.
As far as Dishti or Nazar is concerned. You don’t lose energy, if someone just looks at you. And during public meetings or performances, the people look up to the performances or speeches. People encourage them by clapping, a positive energy is transmitted that rejuvenates the people on stage to do more.
In case of children, they are always happy, no negative thoughts. when we look at them, we all want to be happy like them, no tensions, pressures. There may be some people among us who might be jealous and looking for short cuts. They want those happiness at free of cost. This effect is very less on the grownups. They transmit negative energy to the children. Children, as they are small and growing will be affected more. that’s why you will often find Dishti being removed for children. This will only cause a mild fever or they may catch cold.
And regarding Anger , when we get angry we are diverting some of our vital energies to it and we make our selves vulnerable to external manipulation. We actually want to look powerful by being angry at others, but we only belittle ourselves.
Happiness as energy? I Don’t know its exact form or name. we think Happiness is something not physical but emotional. But it is sometimes the result of some physical action. You hit a goal in a foot ball match, a physical action, and you become happy. There may be some chemical reaction inside you when you are happy.
Whatever I have written above is to try to understand one of the old practices we follow, but not to discourage people to go out and venture into the world.