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IN Lifestyle ON 29 Sep, 2016
We have all heard of quotes like "Bad Things Come In Threes" or "Death Comes In Threes". If something bad is happening, then we often wait for the third bad thing to happen, so after the 3rd one we are relieved. Is this reality? Or it is just an old wive's tale?
Although, some reported incidences prove the above two quotes to be true. People believe the connection of the three for a reason. They probably have noticed a pattern and in turn believed this. But does this have a scientific basis or is this phrase still believed?
Many cultures and communities still believe that there is something very significant about the number 3. Is it lucky or not? But should this be working in the 21st century? Find out.
Some families believe that bad things happen to them in threes. As they have witnessed some accidents which happened in trio and also within a span of three days. That's a lot. Maybe they have observed a pattern, and hence the pattern keeps repeating.
After the sudden and tragic death of the legend, Michael Jackson, two more stars, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon within a span of a week was a shock. The pattern was repeated. This myth had now taken a mysterious turn. Was it so significant or we were exaggerating it? After all, death is inevitable, and it is going to come anyhow. Then why do we make a number responsible for our bads?
These stories clearly demonstrate why this phrase still holds importance in the society.
Number 3 holds quite a great significance in the Hindu mythology. As number 1 (Eka) represents Lord and number 2 (Dvi) represents Prakriti (nature), and so number 3 means the collaboration or sum of the two.
The Trinity follows as-
1. Brahma-The Creator
2. Vishnu- The Preserver
3. Mahesh-The Destroyer
The number 3 is also thought to be associated with the Hindu Lord Shiva. It follows the trinity, Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh. Where Mahesh signifies Lord Shiva, who is at the number three. Shiva ought to be a destroyer or purifier, he comes to the earth to remove all bads.
The number also represents 'Om'. The three curves of the symbol represent the three states of mind. The number 3 is thus of great importance in Hinduism.
Numbers which are odd, like 1,3,5,7, etc. are considered unlucky in the Chinese mythology. Thus the number 3 too is considered unlucky.
The circumstances or situation put forth by destiny can't be escaped in any ways. So is it good to blame mere numbers or dates for the bads we face in life? We are in the 21st century, and now we have means to establish every scientific detail. Thus we must feel and imbibe our pain and then cure it. We don't need blind beliefs or superstitions for solving our problems.