A hint of irreverence for all forms of superstition and lashings of humour in this talk by Ajahn Brahm, serve to stress that it’s only our personal accountability and actions that make a difference.
Even in this modern scientific era many people are still very superstitious. And superstition induces fear. But original Buddhism questions everything and doesn’t require blind faith in things that cannot be directly experienced. As Ajahn Brahm says, “We need to bend the faith to fit the facts, not bend the facts to fit the faith.” Superstition is only an obstacle to spiritual development.
Fresh from teaching a nine day retreat, today on Friday the 13th, Ajahn Brahm talks on the topic of superstition. Many of the common ones are covered (such as astrology, lucky bracelets, holy water etc) in this humorous talk. Be very scared