A curse can be a good thing and a Boon can be bad. 

What “Looks Bad” for you is actually doing good in the background, you just don’t realize it from the surface.

In Hindu mythology, a curse is something which generates Debt ( “Wrin”). Boon is something which earns equity. If a soul has more debt than equity, he/she is born again to repay the debt. If a soul has more equity than debt, he/she goes to “Vaikuntha” and enjoys the company of god, after being freed from the cycle of births and re-births.

So all of us are actually bewildered souls, paying debt, incurring sin, gaining equity and trying to have equity more than debt before we die. Unfortunately, most of us fail because we are trapped in “Maya”(worldly pleasures e.g Money, relationships, property, entertainment, sex, children, greed, anger, desires etc)

Ramayana teaches us that a curse can generate equity while a boon can generate Debt. Let’s see the examples.

Kaikeyi had saved Dashrath’s life and hence Dashrath granted her three boons. He said that he will fulfill her 3 wishes, no matter what she asks for.

So Kaikeyi has the boon, she uses it against Dashratha. She demands Rama to be sent to exile for 14 years so that her son Bharat can rule the kingdom.This caused great distress in Dashratha since he loved Rama dearly. 

So here we see that a Boon is generating Debt. Dashratha’s boon generated Debt for Dashratha since he is the one who is indirectly responsible for sending his elder son to Jungle with no fault whatsoever.

However, in the larger schema of things, this boon generated Equity.

Had Kaikeyi not sent Rama to Jungle, who would have killed the Rakhshasas? Had Sita not been abducted, Ravana would not have been killed. So this boon of Kaikeyi is responsible for the destruction of Asuras and hence, the boon generated Equity for Dashratha in long term.

Dashratha’s distress is his reaction, he thinks that his Boon caused loss while reality is that his Boon actually generated him equity (he incurred “Punya”.. the return on investment when your long term equity is vested)

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