Thousand Positive Thoughts for the Festival of Raksha Bandhan
Thoughts are created every second. When thoughts are based on what is innate in us; they bring power to make us happy. The power to feel that happiness is strengthened when one creates beautiful thoughts. And in every festival, the atmosphere becomes jovial when thoughts for each other bring benefit. Indeed, during a joyous juncture, everyone has the natural temperament to feel happy and share joy to others. To experience happiness is what a festival all about. Undoubtedly, celebrating a festival signifies an expression of joy.
Raksha Bandhan is one of the grandest festivals that credits the importance of clean thoughts for everyone. Countries like India, Nepal and Mauritius celebrate the occasion of Raksha Bandhan with pomp and splendor.
During Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a Rakhi (adorned sacred thread) on the right wrist of their brothers. Some of the widespread traditions earlier in India, not only sisters but wives also tied a red strand on the wrist of their husbands. It was a symbol of the element of fire. It was thought to bring in power, protection, and shield against all harms.
Profoundly, as we are all brothers and sisters – siblings, one family in one world, belonging to the same Parent, God, we are bound to be protected by our Eternal Parent. And on this occasion of Raksha Bandhan, the symbol of tying Rakhis to each other reminds us of our eternal relationship of brotherhood. We belong to one family, thus we value the vision and attitude of brotherhood. Keeping this awareness of being a sibling to everyone makes us confident that shield and protection is bound to be bestowed by the Protector Himself.