Today is Diwali….. lightened lamp is a symbol of knowledge. It also symbolizes life due to its dynamic nature….and at times death too. All the objects have both values- positive as well as negative. We give meaning according to our nature or need.
Celebrating Diwali on a no-moon day is also significant. During the days of despair, we have the option of lighting the lamp to celebrate. Instead of cursing the darkness we can kindle light. It is also a fact that when we move towards light our shadow follows us. Showing your back towards light you will never be able to catch your shadow. In life too ,the success is like our shadow. If we try to catch the alluring success by moving towards it; we will never be successful. The only way to be successful is to move towards the light. This is the path shown by Lord Ram. One has to move toward light or dharma….success may take time but will be ours one day.
Let us celebrate Diwali….. the festival of light….Let us move towards light…
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥
ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ॥
– बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद् 1.3.28।
अर्थ : मुझे असत्य से सत्य की ओर ले चलो।मुझे अन्धकार से प्रकाश की ओर ले चलो।मुझे मृत्यु से अमरता की ओर ले चलो॥