Time and space are infinite. Grains of sand are countless. Atoms in the universe are innumerable. So also the stars and the galaxies. The same is with life on this planet, neither is there a beginning nor is there an end because life is all spherical. A sphere has neither a beginning nor an end, nor a goal nor a direction. Truth has no direction and no goal. Truth itself is the goal and truth is infinite.
Feeling or experiencing the infinity within this finite body, living the timelessness within the time span of life, uncovering the bliss within the misery, this is what we are here for.
Today is Diwali, the festival of lights. The streets and buildings are lit up with colorful lights.
There are four aspects of Diwali:
- Lighting of lamps. The lights on Diwali are symbolic of spreading knowledge
- Fire crackers. When an explosion happens on the outside the explosion inside is diffused. This is the significance of fire crackers
- Gift exchange and distribution of sweets. Sweets dispel any bitterness and is symbolic of a renewed friendship
- Feeling the abundance. It is a day to feel grateful for all that we have
When true wisdom dawns it gives rise to celebration, and in celebration we may lose focus or awareness. The ancient rishis knew this, so to maintain awareness in the midst of gaiety of celebration they brought sacredness and puja to every celebration. So let us celebrate this Diwali with knowledge and feel the abundance, for those who have will be given more!