Monday, 27 October 2008

Happy Diwali!


HAPPY DIWALI EVERYONE......Diwali is the one of the most important festivals in India...it marks the triumph of good over evil..it is also called the festival of lights.....its a lovely time to be India.....
Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Deepavali is the celebration of this Inner Light, in particular the knowing of which outshines all darkness (removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance), awakening the individual to one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With the realization of the Atman comes universal compassion, love, and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Ananda (Inner Joy or Peace).
Diwali celebrates this through festive fireworks, lights, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship. While the story behind Deepavali varies from region to region, the essence is the same - to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying reality of all things (Brahman)

9 comments:

Anthony Peake said...

Roshni,

Thank you so much for this greeting.

I received a really wondeful email a few days ago from another Hindu who was very complementary about ITLAD and CTF. He pointed out all the similarities between the theory and the ancient teachings of the Vedas.

I am hoping that he will join us here on the Blog and also on the FORUM.

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Johar said...

Happy Diwali Rosh,

Enjoy the festivities, they sound wonderful.
Thank you for the background to this festival, it's really interesting.

Love

JO

roshni said...

Tony: Being Indian makes it so easy to accept your philosophy....
may this diwali bring you lots of prosperity and wealth.tommorrow is Laxmi Pooja i.e worship of the goddess laxmi..she is the goddess of wealth....so meditating and worshiping wealth helps you to become wealthy....its a special day..i will send you some vibrations whn i attend the pooja....

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Roshni: HAPPY DIWALI ROSH

May the light shine brightly upon your Brahman.

woodsprite said...

ROSHNI: Happy Diwali!

Best wishes for the coming year!

C D McNaughton said...

Roshni: Happy Diwali !!!

It would be a wonderful time to be in India again.

Nameste

Cam

roshni said...

thnx karl, woodsprite, and cam for your wishes...

Aloha Gary said...

Happy Diwali Roshni!
And much aloha to you too!

Aloha
Gary