Happy Deepavali – the Festival of Lights
Today is Deepavali – the Festival of Lights. The streets and buildings are lit up with colorful lights. The four aspects of Diwali:
1. The lights: Symbolic of spreading the Knowledge.
2. Fire crackers: When the explosion happens outside, the explosion
inside is diffused.
3. Gift exchange and distribution of sweets: Sweets dispel the
bitterness and renew the friendship.
4. Feeling abundance: Brings awareness and gratefulness for what one
When true wisdom dawns, it gives rise to celebration, and in celebration you may lose focus or awareness. The ancient rishis knew this so to maintain awareness in the midst of gaiety of celebration, they brought
sacredness and puja to every celebration.
Celebrate the Knowledge and feel the abundance, for “those who have will be given more”!
By Jagad Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar