THOUGHT FOR CONTEMPLATION
SIGNIFICANCE OF DIWALI:
Diwali is a festival of lights.
The Sanskrit word Deepavali means an array of lights that stands for victory of brightness over darkness.
The festival marks the victory of good over evil.
The most significant esoteric meaning is “the awareness of the inner light”. Central to Hindu philosophy, is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Deepavali is the celebration of this Inner Light, in particular the knowing of which outshines all darkness (removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance), awakening the individual to one’s true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, imminent and transcendent reality. With the realization of the Atman, comes universal compassion, love, and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Ananda (Inner Joy or Peace).
– Sri. Sadguru Rameshji Ji
‘I feel lot of peace when I meditate on my inner self as pure light. I also felt lot of changes in my attitude after this kind of meditation. Everybody started liking me and loving me. I feel that this inner pure light has the power to influence others and it creates an attraction towards us. Ramesh bhai, thanks for guiding me to the inner light.’- Shanker
THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS JOY IS A BIGGER JOY THAN OUR OWN JOY