What is meant by the ‘removal of the evil eye’ and how does it benefit us?
Definition: The ‘ritual to remove (cast off) the evil eye’ is a process of sucking out the distressing vibrations or black energy present in the vital energy sheath (prāṇa–dēha) and the mental sheath (manodēha – see picture below) of the affected person into the substances used in the ritual. Thereafter the influence of the energy and vibrations in the substances is reduced by burning them.
Persons affected by the evil eye, black magic or tormented by ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) benefit by the ‘ritual to cast off the evil eye’.
The extent of reduction in distress is dependent on the extent of distress present. Generally ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) at the spiritual level of 40-45% and lower are most impacted by the ritual of casting off the evil eye. Ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) can attain higher spiritual levels due to their spiritual practice but they use the spiritual energy to cause distress to others.
Prayer is a very important part of the ritual: By performing the ritual to cast off (remove) the evil eye after first praying to Lord Māruti (an aspect of God) and drawing strength from Him, the person performing the ritual does not experience any distress and the distress of the affected person also reduces at the earliest.