How To Celebrate 'Raksha Bandhan', The Festival For Brothers and Sisters? - Upgrading Your Daily LifestyleHow To Celebrate 'Raksha Bandhan', The Festival For Brothers and Sisters? - Upgrading Your Daily Lifestyle
‘Raksha Bandhan‘ is a Hindu festival which is celebrated every year and this year it is celebrated on the 29th August. It is the festival for brothers and sisters. The sister usually ties a ‘Rakhi’, a decorated thread, on the brother’s wrist, as you can see in the picture above. The sister here is showing her love for her brother and this ‘Rakhi’ represents the solid relationship which is there between a brother and a sister. The brother, in return, promises that he will protect her.
In fact, it is a good thing to celebrate it. We are here to live each moment as a celebration but the way many people celebrate it is wrong. It has become so artificial.
You can see brothers and sisters meeting each other on this day, tying the ‘Rakhi’, giving hugs and gifts but within themselves they do not care for each other. They are as if strangers and just for the name of it they are doing that. Sometimes, they just celebrate this festival to show others that they are in good terms whereas they are not.
That bond which should have been between brothers and sisters are no more. There are many cases in which the brother has raped his sister. There are many cases in which the brother has killed his sister. There are many times that both brothers and sisters quarrel and hate each other. In fact, there are so many things happening that even their own parents do not know about.
Is this ‘Rakhi’ which is the symbol of love and protection worth it?
By tying a ‘Rakhi’, it does not mean that the relationship is a solid one. If you are sincere to yourself, then say either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to this festival. Do not be feared of other people.
Will you be able to tie ‘Rakhi’ on the wrist of the brother who has raped you?
This is a bad experience in which many sisters had gone through but they had never said anything about it just because of the parents and society. The fear here has made them more weaker. All you have to do is take out the fear, and be true to yourself. If you do not want to expose this problem, then do not live as if nothing has happened. Live your life by not suppressing or by the fear of anyone rather by the way you want to live it. Say ‘No’ when it has to.
This is mainly for those whose ‘brother and sister’ relationship is not respected as it should be.
Now comes for those whose brother and sister relationships are true. Let me tell you that in order to celebrate this relationship, there is no special day for that but as it is a festival for all, then why not celebrate it. This time, do not celebrate it as you used to. This has always been a tradition which is followed and will continue on until you do not realize its true meaning.
As you know a brother is known to be the protector just because he is a man and men are normally strong physically. This is why the sisters depend upon their brothers to protect them but the truth is that you do not need only physical strength. You also need the Inner Strength which is the most powerful and which is permanent. In order to protect your sister, you should use both physical and inner strength.
A sister does not expect you to be there always to save her from others but also needs you to show her the right path and vice versa. This is because you cannot protect her wherever she is. This is impossible but you can show her how to protect herself and be independent. The same applies to the sister. Both must cooperate with each other to increase the Awareness level of each other. When one is going on the wrong track, give him or her a wake up call. Make him or her realize.
Do you know what is the greatest gift you can give to your brother or sister on that day instead of a decorated thread?
The greatest gift ever is BLESSING. It is not that blessing which you go on asking from your god. You cannot ask from your god and give it to him or her. Then, it is not you who are giving him or her, it is your god. What the other needs is your own Blessing which overflows from you.
This will happen only when you reach a certain level of Awareness because then the real Blessing will flow in you and then you will have the capacity to share it. This Blessing is Cosmic Energy flow which when you bless others with it, it heals, protects, and many more things happen spontaneously. It is the greatest protector. Physical strength is tiny compared to it.
So, be your own Blessing first, then Bless others. This will be your greatest gift, not only for your sister or brother but for the whole humanity and others.
I seize this moment to wish you all a ‘BLISSFUL RAKSHA BANDHAN’.
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