Raksha Bandhan

  • Episode 46
  • 30-11-2022
  • 08 Min Read
Raksha Bandhan

We know what happens in a ‘no gravity’ condition or in a situation where weight is absolutely insignificant. There is a particle, practically having no weight at all – the electron. It is also considered as a particle and a waveform at a time. What I mean is that though it is quite insignificant, it is what makes all matter we experience possible. The electrons in the outermost orbit of an atom decides the basic formation rules of molecules. It also decides all bonding etiquettes in this matter world. Though quite insignificant, the volume of energy they consume is tremendous. Einstein could be the best person to talk to you on that. At a time when suicides rate is going up and almost everybody asks themselves, what my role here is, electrons show you the right answer. Perhaps, the problem boulder we face could be too big and we would be comparing its size with our known capacity. I have heard the story of a particle of paint which could spoil a great American space project. In 2016 such a thing hit the International Space Station and broke its glass window. It was not the size but the speed that mattered. Provided we gain enough speed, all obstructions are breakable. This means that there are no problems without solutions.

At Keralapuram in Kollam District of Kerala, there is Anandadham Ashram. I know the young sanyasi there, affectionately called Kannan Swami, who occasionally gives very touching messages, sometimes through social media too. He once asked us if we are here according to our will and wish. Certainly not, as we understand life. He says that pain and pleasure also come into our lives, always uninvited. Our saintly masters who were here knew that we are imperfect and we need support. Feeling of support always behaves like a catalyst. Raksha Bandhan, is one among the many practises they have initiated here, just to keep us happy and at peace. A special relationship is established between those Raksha Bandhan pairs. The girl tying the cotton bracelet on the hand of the boy demands his support and protection. I assume that this small promise creates great impacts. For the girl who is assured protection and help, it means much. It certainly increases her self-confidence level considerably.

This is the life story of a taxi driver from Davos Switzerland. It was quite accidentally that an executive struck up a conversation with a taxi driver. The executive liked his approach and style and the executive invited him for dinner. But the driver refused the offer saying that he is proposing to sit with his family that evening and plan out their future family projects. The driver was talking about the power and relevance of being together. Truly, Rakhi is the festival of empowering girls and simultaneously improving the responsibility factor in boys. It also shows us the relevance of being together.

Sense of a Goose See geese flying in a ‘V’ formation. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a ‘V’ formation, the whole flock adds around 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into the formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.

When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies in to take his place. Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. When a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies. Geese teach us a great lesson of being together.

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