Once again the Festival of Lights, the Hindu Festival known as Diwali or, Deepavali is here!
The uplifting emotions and significance of the festival make it a celebration to look forward to. Diwali signifies “the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The beginning of a new cycle for positive change and an auspicious time to seek the help of Maha Lakshmi, for both material and spiritual wealth and prosperity!
Lighting a lamp during the festival symbolizes the destruction of darkness and all negative forces like violence, oppression, greed, wickedness, bigotry, etc. through knowledge.
We wish our friends all over the world a joyful festival as they share loving thoughts among fellow human beings and look up to Luminous Heights for help and spiritual sustenance.
May the festival not only remind us of the Eternal Light but, also rekindle the longing to grasp the Will of the Light and free our souls from all forms of darkness!
Happy Diwali, dear friends!
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The unknowable can be experienced but not known.
It cannot be reduced to knowledge, although your heart can sing its song:….
The people who have touched the unknowable
gather together to share. The sharing is not verbal; it cannot be verbal.
The sharing is of their being, they pour their being into each other.
They dance together, they sing together,
they look into each other´s eyes, or they simply sit silently together.
That´s what was being done with Buddha, with Krishna, with Jesus in different
ways… The lovers of Krishna were dancing with him.
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“Allow your life to unfold naturally.
Know that it too, is a vessel of perfection.
There is a time for being ahead.
There is a time for being behind.
There is a time for being in motion.
There is a time for being at rest;
A time for being vigorous, and a time for being exhausted.
To the sage, all of life is a movement toward perfection.”
~ Verse 29, The Tao Te Ching
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There are many forms of meditation
from stilling the Mind, Breath Work,
using Mudras to Chanting and Visualization.
Try them all . . . but
learn to go within and connect with your soul
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Today our friends in Hindu cities and communities are celebrating Ugadi, the Telugu Hindu New Year Festival. The name Ugadi or Yugadi is a combination of the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and adi (starting) thus, “the beginning of a new age”.
Interestingly, Yugadi or Ugadi is associated with the current age we are living in, the Kali Yuga. A Festival for our Age….sounds so good!
The Festival is celebrated with a lot of simple but delectable dishes, recitals and beautiful observances. Above all the positive energies of love and good wishes are unmistakable. A friend posted the following wishes and blessings:
“May you have a year bright as the sunlight,
fragrant as the rose and sweet as the honey!
Wish you a happy and prosperous Ugadi !!”
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“As a man can drink water from any side of a full tank,
so the skilled theologian can wrest from any scripture
that which will serve his purpose.”
– Bhagavad Gita
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