Happy Diwali 2020
What is the darkness?
A yearly festival of Deepavali has come
People are wishing each other,
Doing the shopping, giving gifts, and receiving gifts.
People are lighting lamps so that
the darkness around can be removed.
This lamp will light for a few hours and days
and remove the darkness around.
The lamp is radiating a physical light
and dispatching away physical darkness.
Physical is that which we can sense with our five senses.
Giving light to some dark room,
dark street, dark home is a great gift on this occasion.
This giving we do in the various forms like
giving business, reviving the economy,
showing compassion and care, etc.
But there are other kinds of darkness in our life.
Hopelessness, Helplessness, negativity, jealousy,
Fear of exploitation, injustice, oppression, slavery,
Fear of physical, financial, and emotional insecurity
Fear of loss of health, relation, reputation, and wealth
Madness to show off, living a flamboyant lifestyle
All are non-physical darkness of the human mind.
This Deepavali, May we light such lamp
which can remove this darkness
from ours and others’ life.
May we distribute such sweet
which can dissolve the bitterness of relations around.
May we open our arms
and hug those who are feeling dejected and alone.
May we light a lamp in our thinking
which makes our home a happy place to live
and not a godown to store lots of material and gifts
where we don’t have a place to sit on the ground.
May we do all this not because
we want to show off to others and selfie.
Let us do it because we are serious
for celebrating the festival of Deepavali
Removing darkness and distributing sweetness.
O Chaitnya! may you get that wisdom in your awareness
with which you can celebrate your true Deepavali.
Hari Om Tat Sat
Yours Truly Hari
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