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Hindu Regional Beliefs Do Not Borrow Or Use These Things Of Others

As per Hindu regional beliefs, based on Jyotish (astrology) and Vastu a person is not supposed to borrow and use certain things of others. This is based on the belief that it will pass on negative energy to the borrower. I used the term regional because such beliefs are not followed by all Hindus. Only some Hindu sects and communities follow such things. Here are few things that are not to be borrowed and used as per Hindu regional beliefs. Bed Never borrow or share bed with others. This will result in passing of negative energy and diseases. Shoes and Slippers This will result in worsening of Shani Dosh – bad positioning of Saturn in horoscope. Pen Many people use other people’s pen and forget to return it. This will result in financial problems. There will be scar on honor and social status. Towel – Handkerchief Borrowing and using another person’s handkerchief can result in fight. This also passes disease and negative energy. Clothes This will re

Matsarya In Hinduism – Envy – Jealousy

Matsarya is a derivative of mastara. Matsarya is mentioned as one of the vices in Hinduism and Hindu religious and philosophical literature. In the Nyaya system of Hindu philosophy, three doshas (defects) are acknowledged. They are raga or iccha (attachment or desire), dvesha (aversion) and moha (delusion). In the commentaries of Nyaya Sutra, matsarya or matsara (envy) is included under attachment or desire. Matsarya is defined in Vivanatha Nayapancanana’s Gautamasutravritti as the desire to preventwhat is like by another person without having any connection with one’s own purpose. In Nyayamanjari of Jayantabhatta, Matsara is defined as the desire not to give away the thing to another person, although the thing does not get reduced when it is given to another. For instance, knowledge is a form of wealth which one does not lose even it is imparted to others. However, an envious person does not like to part with knowledge because he does not like others to rise in status. T

Maitri Upanishad Teachings

Maitri Upanishad belongs to the Krishna Yajur Veda. Here are few teachings from Maitri Upanishad. Borne along and defiled by the stream of qualities¸ unsteady¸ wavering¸ bewildered¸ full of desire¸ distracted¸ one goes on into the state of self-conceit. In thinking¸ ‘This is I’ and ‘That is mine’ one binds himself with himself¸ as does a bird with a snare. Mind is indeed the source of bondage and also the source of liberation. To be bound to things of this world: this is bondage. To be free from them: this is liberation. The mind is said to be twofold: the pure and also the impure; impure from contact with desire — pure when freed from! Even as fire without fuel becomes extinct in its own place, even so thought, by the cessation of activity becomes extinct in its own source. What a man thinks, that he becomes, this is the eternal mystery. Maitri Upanishad