No difference in faith and superstition - lose the faith in your faith!
People may laugh about the superstition of the unlucky black cat but take it very serious if an astrologer gives them a warning about an unlucky day in their horoscope!
The top scientists of India don’t trust their own work enough but have to ask God for support. Unlucky numbers are skipped. Doctors are afraid of bad energies. These people are all literate but unfortunately not educated.
Doctors in India often have signs against evil energies at the main entrance door of their practices. In hospitals there are signs saying ‘We serve, he cures’. Many doctors don’t work on Thursdays, as they believe it is a bad day for people to go to the doctor – they might have to come back, because actions on Thursdays always are repeated. Superstitious people even make medicine a question of superstition!
Many sportspeople make themselves dependent on a psychological illusion. It is the right seat in the bus due to which they win, not their talent. It is the lucky glove which had them catch the ball, not their good eyes and training to stand at the right spot!