The curses and the laws
October 11, 2016 11:40am CST
Okay, first thing first. There may be a lot of back story or the references you don't get. So please ask away. I can't put all that in the post itself, lest it becomes long and tedious. ...That if you ever looked into this post!.... Ravan was a mighty ruler from old times who terrorized people throughout the earth... He kidnapped Sita after his sister was humiliated by Ram (Sita's husband) and Lakshman (Ram's brother)... war ensued and he was killed finally. Today is Vijaya Dashami, the day Ram defeated him and freed world from fear. Someone said, Ravan might have kidnapped Sita but he never touched her... as he could take a no for a no. The story goes like he was not so self-restrained till someone cursed him - if he ever violated another woman, his head would burst. Given this reasoning, the someone from above responds: C'mon, he had broken many other curses in his lifetime! This could be just another one! Hein? How do you break a curse? "A curse is nothing but a law. Say, we have so many laws here but how many really care for consent?" Got it. A curse is a law.... maybe someday I'd be able to digest this new fact. What do you think.... if anyone who tried to molest met with an instantaneous death, would we still have many who don't care for consent?
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• Aurora, Missouri
13 Oct 16
@hora_fugit vanny would never do that, YOU! With her first questions, I thought she was trying to point something out that you made a mistake about... But reading further, it appears that she bedevils you as much as she does me! Congratulations, brother! (Should we add Evil to your name or hour/time to mine? LMFAO!)
11 Oct 16
I don't think those were the right explanations kiddo. People asked, and teachers did not know the answers so they said he was cursed that his head would burst. I am inclined to believe that the lady threatened to kill herself if he tried to force his wishes. Ravan may have been pretty undecided what to do. He was fine with the need to avenge his cousin but he need not have kidnapped the lady in person, right? He could have sent his soldiers asked these people to come over or invited them over and dealt them the blow...what did Sita do that directed the anger towards her?
11 Oct 16
Nothing that Sita did... I think it was the advice given to him. Many ladies did kill themselves after his forced actions. Not sure if he thought differently of Sita. Somewhere I read that Ravan was himself asked why he even cared for consent and he recounted the story about the curse. Most probably it's in Ramayan itself. Raiding enemy's grounds is always preferred...
11 Oct 16
Yes, this occasion marks the victory (vijay) of good over evil. The person mentioned actually wanted to portray the grey area, how the evil was so considerate... I was amazed by the comparison though. A curse is not a rule or law. It doesn't ask for proof and legal processes. And never misses its mark too. Both laws and curses are prone to be unjustified and stupid. Am glad curses are not in fore anymore, as laws can at least be repealed!