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The Human Family Community Open Threads {76} ~ How Do We Love Evil?

Welcome to “The Human Family Community Open Threads,” a project open for anyone who would like to express their feelings, make friends or talk about anything; if you feel suicidal, depressed, anxious or lonely during these times this project is here for you. Feel free to leave a comment below and connect, let’s start a conversation. No judgement, we don’t know until we walk in someone else’s shoes..

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~Raksha~

Raksha is a Sanskrit root word that has many derivatives. It can be used broadly to mean to guard against evil, to protect, or to be aware of a villain or demonic force. The term occurs frequently in Vedic literature where it is used to refer to the evil forces trying to destroy humanity. For example, in the “Rig Veda,” raksha is used to address a group of bad habits and mental disturbances called vritti. These disturbances include the ego and negative emotional states like anger, envy or attachment.

~Exorcism~

Exorcism is the practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities which are supposed to have possessed (taken control of) a person or object. The practice, though ancient in roots, is still part of the belief system of many religions. The word “exorcism” means “I cause [someone] to swear,” referring to the exorcist forcing the spirit to obey a higher power.

Symbols {26} ~ Evil Eye

The evil eye is related to the hamsa, and it’s a pervasive theme in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and even ancient Greek and Roman cultures. “The idea is that the evil eye is somebody putting too much emphasis on you,” explains Sundaram. “They’re paying too much attention to you.” The symbol dates back to sixth century B.C., and today it is often worn or displayed as a talisman to ward off any ill will from people.

~Evil~

Evil is most generally defined as the absence or opposite of what is considered good. It is often linked to concepts of morality, where things which are morally wrong are regarded as evil.

Although the concept of evil is not as predominant in yogic philosophy as in other philosophies and religions, it does draw some influence from Buddhist and Hindu perceptions of evil. According to Buddhism, oneness can be achieved by recognizing that the duality of good and evil is only an illusion. Hindu texts also refer to a balance between good and evil.