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Happy Diwali…!!

Happy  Dipavali !!!

The word Dipavali is derived from the confluence of ‘dip’ and ‘avali’. ‘Dip’ means a lamp. ‘Avali’ means a row. Thus, the meaning of Dipavali is ‘a row of lamps’. Among all the festivals, Dipavali holds utmost importance from both the social and religious viewpoints. ‘Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya’, i.e. ‘Go from darkness to light’ is the directive of Upanishads. According to legend, when Shri Rama completed the 14-year exile in the forest and returned to Ayodhya, the subjects celebrated Dipotsav. Dipavali commenced since then.

During Dipavali oil lamps are lit every evening in front of Deities, the Tulasi plant and other places like the main door and courtyard. Nowadays candles or electric lamps are lit; but according to Scriptures it is appropriate and beneficial to light oil lamps. The oil lamp attracts satvik frequencies. As against this, a candle emits raja-tama particles, whereas the electric lamp makes our attitude extrovert.

There are two objectives of rangolis – expression of beauty and acquisition of auspiciousness. Every day suchrangolis should be drawn as would attract the Principles of Deities and through them we should acquire the benefit of the Deities Principles.

On the auspicious occasion of Dipavali, people send greeting cards and also present gifts. The more sattvik these items, the higher is the benefit to the giver and the receiver. If the message of the greeting cards and gifts is associated with religious education, awakening of Dharma or religious conduct, the person receiving them gets inspiration to take some action in that direction.

A single Diya or lamp holds infinite beauty and hope. Diwali brings up a number of things in the mind’s eye – sweets, new clothes, account books, Goddess Lakshmi, fireworks etc.

This year, alwith celebrating Diwali, Let’s Also Experience It.

As we clean our homes, let’s clean our minds and intellects too.

As we wear new clothes, let’s also get rid off our old, unwanted, disturbing habits of anger, jealousy, worry…. and emerge our new but original qualities of peace, love, bliss and happiness.

As we will settle our old account books and begin new ones, simultaneously let us settle our old karmic accounts, any unpleasant relationships and begin our relationships in a new, positive way.

We are all aware of the pollution caused by firecrackers, but it is Diwali, we need to burn crackers, so why not burn all the crackers of evil characteristics within ourselves – this burning will in fact purify our minds and the environment too.

As we exchange sweets let us also exchange meaningful sweet words, good wishes and blessings.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Diwali & Best Wishes for Good Health, Fortune, Peace & Prosperity.

HAPPY diwali to ALL…!!!!

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Time is Money

Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who has failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a
pre-mature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer who has kids to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who has avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND, ask the person who has won a
silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you
shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time …
and remember that time waits for no one. . . Yesterday is history
Tomorrow a mystery Today is a gift That’s why it’s called the present!

Creating Spiritual Newness for the New Year

Creating Spiritual Newness for the New Year – 2013

As the New Year of 2013 is rolled out, many of us may be wishing that we could deal with our past just as easily as turning a page of a calendar.  It would be nice to be able to simply and quickly turn the pages of our past life.  We feel this especially when it comes to applying a spot of oil of that ‘TLC – tender, loving, care’ to our tired long term relationships where they may have developed a bit of a ‘squeak’ as time has gone by!

How often do we feel like ‘starting all over again’, perhaps by creating some ‘new beginnings’?  How often have we wished that we could correct the ‘mis-takes’ we have made in the past and ‘re-take’ some decisions that we may still be regretting?  When there is a yearning for newness in the soul, it is really a desire for change at a deeper level.

We think of recreating and renovating everything from our homes and gardens to changing our cars, and in some cases even changing our spouses and partners!  But when was the last time we stopped to recreate a new ‘me’?

Many of us hold onto the past like an old antique!  If there is the habit of holding onto memories of times gone in the hope they will repeat, then there will not be room for newness in the heart and mind.  The past is only worth as much as it shapes me into the person that I am today.  Let me learn how to keep the best, and let go of the rest and move on peacefully.

Nature teaches us our greatest lessons, and that is that season’s come and go.  Nothing lasts forever.  Everything changes with time, and thus it seems a paradox, and yet it is true to say that: ‘change is the only constant’.  It would be pointless and senseless to hold onto the flowers after they have wilted, withered and died.  In the same way, once the soul has lost its own inner natural beauty which is the pure and original virtues of the soul, then that happiness for the self and within our relationships is also lost.

When we come from a place of selfishness then we just don’t give up. We try to squeeze as much out of the person and the relationship as we possibly can, without realizing that the other person is bone dry and cannot give any more than what they are already giving.

There is also the other side of the coin to consider, and that is where I am disposed of and tossed aside once the attraction is over, or where my usefulness to others is no longer working in their favour.  When each side starts to use the other in this selfish way, then pain, hurt and sorrow become the normal exchange in the relationship where nobody is happy anymore.  The presence of love, acceptance and respect are a sign of a healthy and balanced relationship.

People, events, opportunities come into and go out of our lives for different reasons.  If we come to understand these reasons then we will not continue to hold onto those people or things long after their ‘expiry date’ in our life.  We would be ready to let go and allow them to move on and move on with our life.

Don’t buy into the transitory worldly description of newness – a new hair do, a new location, a new job, a new outfit … those are all temporary and they will fade as fast as those flowers!  If there is no shift at a deep internal level with our attitudes and beliefs, then we will soon fall back into the old habits.

Newness will arrive naturally in one form or another but why not be a master and choose to create the newness of your choice at any moment, rather than to be compelled to change by the forces of time and circumstance.  You can re-invent yourself by choosing to see any situation or person in a new way.  Developing a new way of thinking and seeing, creating a new vision, a new attitude, a new perspective, these are all ways of developing newness.

Spiritual newness also means to not be coloured by the old, the past and the negative.  Each new moment is a pure moment, untainted even slightly by the past.  Make every pure new moment count.

The only way to change the past is to change the future.  The power to make positive change lies within your own hands.  No matter how ordinary or monotonous life may appear to be, within a second, with a switch of a thought, there can be creativity and fun.

It’s time … to introduce newness in our life; every moment can be a new one if we decide to make it such.  Live each moment to the fullest… free yourself from the past and the future, live a life with no regrets and without worries.  Then we can say we have truly turned over a new leaf, and created a new page in our life.

New Year Greetings

Lets pledge in this new year…

IN 2013, I PLEDGE TO…

1. …Act in spirituality constantly and not come into extroversion.
2. …Keep the fast of remembering One and living economically.
3. …Be accurate in Yoga, Service, Shrimat and daily Routine, and not be careless.
4. …Be a Well-Wisher for all, engage in elevated thoughts, and not give or take sorrow.
5. …Remain beyond all questions and maintain a cheerful stage.
6. …Be free from attachment, subservience, and coming into influence, and stay in the royalty and personality of purity.
7. …Stay beyond the body, intellect and old sanskars.
8. …Always adorn the Shield of Humility and carry out the task of World Renewal.
9. …Being detached and free from entanglements by experiencing the stage of the Detached Observer.
10. …Liberate the self from the consciousness of “I” and “mine” with the awareness of Karavanhaar.
11. …Remain engaged in the dance of harmonizing sanskars and never come into conflict.
12. …Be victorious by staying immovable, unshakeable and stable on the rails of Drama.
13. …Experience the double-light, Carefree Emperor stage while looking after responsibilities.

Happy Deepavali !!!

Happy Deepavali !!!

May the lamps of love and devotion burn brightly in your hearts
May the light of understanding shine in your minds
May the light of harmony glow in your homes
May the bright rays of service shine forth ceaselessly from your hands
May your smile, your words, and your actions be as sweet as the sweets of this festive season
May Maha Lakshmi bring you the true wealth of peace, health, happiness, and love …