THOUGHT FOR CONTEMPLATION
Dusshera is one of the most important festivals of India and is celebrated across the country. In Sanskrit ‘Dasha’ means situation, condition, fate, time and ‘Hara’ means one who wins over. Dusshera literally means ‘The winner of one’s own fate’ or ‘The winner of one’s own bad aspects’.Dusshera commemorates the triumph of good over evil. On this day lord Rama killed the demon king Ravana and Goddess Durga killed the mighty demon Mahisasur. Ravana and Mahisasur basically represent the negative and destructive aspects of human minds. The ten heads or Ravana represent lust, anger, greed, delusion, violence, envy, revenge, hatred, arrogance and Ego. Anyone who possess one or more of these evil qualities is said to be possessing Ravana within him. As lord Rama killed Ravana, everyone must kill these negative(demonly) aspects within them and take control of their lives. This is what would mean triumph of good over evil, triumph of positivity over negativity, triumph of willpower over weakness, triumph of forgiveness over enmity, triumph of contentment over greed, triumph of love over hatred.With best wishes for a happy Dusshera.
– Sri. Sadguru Rameshji Ji
Feedback from Program Participants
Most of us celebrate festivals by following various rituals but without really understanding the significance of the festival and the message it is trying to give. You are right when you said that every festival or puja or ritual should be understood from its knowledge aspect and then connect our emotions while performing it or celebrating it. I tried and found that it’s working wonderfully well. Thanks for giving a new direction of celebration.
THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS JOY IS A BIGGER JOY THAN OUR OWN JOY