When I was young…
- We were not allowed to say “Aiyoo” at home, as its a word with negative vibrations.
- We were not allowed to hit on our forehead, as it was considered inauspicious. Only people in a death affected house do that.
- We were not allowed to use abusive language or words anytime; especially, during the evening 6 pm, puja slot, as that is the time Goddess Lakshmi visits home. We were taught to say our prayers, practice our Carnatic Music lessons. Fighting or arguing during these times were strictly prohibited.
- Talking during meal times were a big no no. And watching TV was a bigger NO !!! The TV will be switched off during meal times, as Goddess Annapurani’s sacred visit was during those times.
Now, I am not criticizing that my elders followed some superstitions and some odd customs. All the things which we were taught had the strong underlying truth of positive vibes that should surround the home all the time.
The sad part is that the various TV channels which keep telecasting these stupid, silly serials, are killing the values and morals which were taught to us.
Now, the same elders are glued to the TV and keep watching all the abuses being shouted at each other, cursing each other, hitting on the forehead, crying – all the time !! All the values they taught us have lost the significance, when the TV serials shout hoarse on the all the negative vibes stuff.
Where is the justice in watching TV serials ??? Yes, they are bored, after fulfilling their responsibilities as parents or grand parents. Does that mean that all the lessons they taught us can now be flushed down the drain ???
There isn’t anything nice about any serial now a days. Isn’t there anyone around who can make a good serial and make the people to watch it too ???
I do agree, that there might be some good messages in the serials. After watching 100 episodes of abuses, curses, vengeance, killing, scheming, there is a possibility of 2 episodes of good things or people changing for the good. Is it worth it ???
Lighting the diya, which kills the darkness of ignorance is one wonderful lesson, I learnt as a kid. And I sincerely wish that this TV serial created darkness in the mind to be killed by the diya of knowledge !!!