Friday, November 13, 2020

Wish you all a Happy Diwali !

Diwali is the festival of light and inspiration. It is the celebration of overcoming on all odds in the life. Indian economy is mainly dependent on agriculture and as it occurs at the end of a cropping season, people get money to spend to buy new clothes, gifts for family & friends. They also get the opportunity to fulfil their dreams of buying bigger possessions like cars, bikes, jewellery and houses. Hence Diwali has the larger purpose to celebrate, keep moving the economy, bring some changes in the life of others. Diwali is also a metaphor of celebrating the success of small things in life.  Everybody, from rich to poor enjoy the Diwali religiously. When it comes to Diwali celebrations, there is a spark in the eyes of each and every person. Everybody feels excited at the thought of adorning their sweet homes with various kinds of decorative items like candles and small clay lamps.

People take time out for family, come together and do the fun during these days. The spirit of Diwali is in spreading the light of knowledge. It teaches us to leave the path of enmity and resort to friendship. Amidst the hustle bustle of city life, this is one time when people come together to spend some quality time together.

Diwali is a time to turn inward and light the lamps of knowledge and truth in our hearts and minds so that we can dispel the forces of darkness and ignorance within us and allow our innate brilliance and goodness to shine forth. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, is the principle deity associated with this festival. During Diwali we ask her for assistance in cultivating and accumulating spiritual wealth (along with prosperity), such as compassion, forgiveness, and loving-kindness.

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It is also a time to reflect on and evaluate our thoughts, words, and actions over the past year. It is a time to acknowledge and better understand our prejudices, negative behaviors, and bad habits so that we may begin the process of transforming ourselves. It is a time to discover how we can be more loving, kind, respectful, and skillful towards ourselves and others. And since all wealth, be it material or spiritual, should be shared with others who are less fortunate, Diwali is also a time to reflect on the various ways we can assist others and shine our light out into the world.

This year, we are fighting with the human crisis, e.g. corona pandemic. This pandemic is itself a great learning for all of us. Let’s pray to God and the almighty to give us the strength to fight and defeat the common enemy, novel coronavirus and bring back our life in action. It is also a time to take care and follow the guidelines of health and safety to protect from Covid19. It is a time now to bounce back, create some hope and follow the new normal routine.

On this auspicious festival of lights, may the glow of joy, prosperity & happiness illuminate your days in the year ahead...

Happy Diwali…

Vinod, Dhanashri and Atharva Bidwaik


Ravindra Patil said...

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