This has been the week of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. Deepavali is celebrated in the traditional way be lighting a row (“Vali”) of lamps
(“Deep”). The name was shortened from the Sanskrut Deepavali to Diwali
over the centuries. Light is considered to be the embodiment of enlightenment and the destroyer of darkness, physical and spiritual. That is why an eternal invocation asks:
Deepavali is the most important festival of all. It reflects the eternal battle that consumes every single human being on this planet. The battle is both physical and spiritual, a battle that has been fought in every country, in every society in the world since the beginning of known history.
It is the battle of Good vs. Evil. Deepavali celebrates the victory of Good & Good people over Evil and Evil doers. Only when Evil is vanquished, can the Good live and thrive. When Evil is wiped out, Peace and Prosperity can come to all people. This is one reason the New Year begins with Diwali.
This is why Deepavali or Diwali is the most universal of all festivals in the world. On this Diwali, allow us to send all readers an eternally universal benediction.
Note: The eternal word Svasti (स्वस्ति) is an ethereal, blissful peace of soul, mind and body that can only be achieved when all negatives are erased from all aspects of your being. Svasti is what brings us to unity with our Creator. This is why the traditional benediction has been Let Svasti be with You. It is the most universal benediction that we know.
Below are a couple of pictorial greetings that we received from our well wishers.
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