Spiritual Significance of Raksha Bandhan
Updated: Aug 3
What is the spiritual significance of Raksha Bandhan for Brahman souls?
Raksha Bandhan is a sacred thread that binds us in God’s Love, liberates us from all the bondages of the body and the physical world, and fills us with feelings of safety and protection. Let our feelings be pure and elevated for every soul. Let there be forgiveness and good wishes and a ufeeling of universal brotherhood. Together, we will be able to create an atmosphere of love and contentment in our world. Let this Rakshabandhan be a proof of self-transformation. Let us remember to renounce our wasteful thoughts, words and actions and transform them into elevated ones as we tie our Rakhi this year. This rakhi is a vow (pratigya) to our Supreme father (god). Visit FULL version article on Rakhi.
The True Significance of Rakhi
( A vow of purity, A bond of protection )
Do we ever stop to marvel at the magic of love? They say love is as delicate as a flower that a single touch can bruise it, and yet so strong as to withstand all storms. Love is the epitome of freedom and power but only when grounded in Purity and Spiritual principles. The Festival of Raksha Bandhan (Bond of Protection) speaks of this Sacred, Loving relationship that nurtures, protects and uplifts.
Traditionally, sisters apply a “tilak‟ on the forehead of their brothers, tie a colorful decorated “rakhi‟ or thread on their brother’s wrist, and offer sweets as a token of their love. In return, the brother vows to protect his sister under all circumstances and of course, gives his sister a gift.
Raksha Bandhan has a deeper spiritual explanation. The Tilak is a symbol of awakening one’s awareness of ‘Soul-consciousness’. It is also a sign of being victorious over “BODY-CONSCIOUSNESS‟ and the web of vices that influenced us to perform negative actions. This festival is also a symbol of awakening one’s awareness of “Soul-consciousness”, realizing our true identity as infinitesimal points of divine energy – Soul, Atma, Ruha, Spirit or divine light energy, and NOT the physical body.
Tying a “rakhi” is a symbol of purity in thought, word and deed. So, make a pledge to stay in your original nature of peace, love, purity, wisdom, mercy… my every thought, word and action becomes elevated and divine. Then, we receive the sweets as God bestows on us divine wisdom, becomes our true protector and liberator, and showers us with unlimited peace and happiness! Under His canopy of protection, we can be truly safe. The gift I give is to see every other being as a child of God and part of my spiritual family. This unlimited vision of brotherhood breaks all barriers of caste, creed, age, gender, religion, socio-economic status, sanskars (personality traits)…. I can live by my TRUE SELF-RESPECT and help others to do the same.
This is how to truly celebrate Rakshabandhan (Rakhi).
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So, let’s pledge to stay in our original nature of peace, love, purity, wisdom, mercy, due to which our every thought, word and action becomes elevated and divine.
Let our feelings be pure and elevated for every soul. Let there be forgiveness and good wishes and a feeling of universal brotherhood. Together, we will be able to create an atmosphere of love and contentment in our world. Let this Raksha Bandhan be a proof of self-transformation. Let us remember to renounce our wasteful thoughts, words and actions and transform them into elevated ones as we tie our Rakhi this year. This Rakhi is a vow (pratigya) to our Supreme Father (God).
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Rakhi, as it was initially meant to be, is a worldwide brotherhood consciousness. This is to remind that we ALL, beyond religion and region, are Brothers and sisters
This has to be remembered again, since has been forgotten. Do you realise that you, me, the soul of Christ, Buddha, Ibrahim, and all other religion's souls - we all have a common father? Our spiritual father, who is incorporeal, whom we also call God or the Supreme soul.
We are all his children. This we have forgotten, and thus we fought in the name of religion, race and region. GOD, our spiritual father comes and remind us:
"You are my long lost and now found sweetest and dearest children. I have come to take you all back to our sweet home."
The process is to become pure, and adopt divine virtues with the help of powers of God, which we receive when we remember him. This is called Raja Yog meditation.
Every Indian festival is a reminder of God’s teaching of Sangam Yug (present time). They all have a purpose, and a message to give. But yes, you will get the nectar from this only when you know the real consciousness behind those festivals. Now you know atleast the truth behind 'Rakhi'.
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