Diwali – by Guruji (Part II)

Another lovely article by Guruji…
Time and space are infinite. Grains of sand are countless. Atoms in the universe are innumerable. So also are the stars, the galaxies.

The same is with life on this planet. There is neither a beginning nor an end, because all is spherical. A sphere has no beginning and no end, no goal or direction.

Truth has no direction, no goal. Truth itself is the goal and Truth is infinite.

Feeling and experiencing the infinity within this finite body, living timelessness within the time span of life, uncovering bliss within the misery – this is what you are here for.

Today is Diwali – the Festival of Lights. The streets and buildings are lit up with colorful lights.

The four aspects of Diwali:

1. Lights: symbolizing the spreading of Knowledge.

2. Firecrackers: Watching the firecrackers gives a relief to the explosive tendencies inside. 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: Feeling a sense of abundance brings awareness and gratefulness for what one has.
When this wisdom dawns, it gives rise to celebration. However, in celebration you may lose your focus or awareness. The ancient rishis knew this, so to maintain awareness amidst the gaiety of celebration, they brought sacredness and puja to every event.

Celebrate the Knowledge and feel the abundance, for “those who have will be given more!”

Jai Gurudev!

Happy Diwali



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