It's Deepavali day today. Did you know that there are about 10 reasons why Deepavali is being celebrated? I didn't until I searched on Google. What we do know is that Deepavali is the festival of lights - the light (knowledge/ divinity) that dispel darkness (ignorance/ evil). Wait a minute, isn't this similar to the meaning of a Guru, i.e. someone who dispels darkness of ignorance?
This has never occurred to me before! Is this a pure coincidence? Or are there any significance? I wonder....
I dig back to the reason for Deepavali celebration. I remember my mum telling me the mystical story of how the King Narakasuran was killed by Lord Krishna. What would be spiritual significance of this? For one, it could be to overcome the constant battles with the mind we often face when we mediate; clearing the cloud of thoughts that blurs and darkens our spiritual journey.
I am so grateful to Guruji for empowering us to experience the real illumination of the soul, the inner Self through meditation. All the lights in the world is not comparable to the inner light of the Self, and I am grateful to Guruji for helping me experience and realise this. Also, what is the point of having a brightly lit room when our hearts are dark with sorrow? I am grateful to Guruji for empowering us with the cleansing process (negative removal) that helps clear the dark cloud created by our mind.
So my dear friends, have a blessed Deepavali! Let's spend some time meditating to enjoy the bliss and beauty of the rays of lights created in our inner Self.