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Diwali Message 2015 from Swami Ritavan Bharati

On this Diwali – Annual Festival of Illumination and Beauty

A New Year Celebration

We are reminded in our Upanishads, and teachings of the Tradition: Jyotir, Jyotir, Jyotir, (Light, Light, Light)
Idam Madu, Idam Madu, Idam Madu (This is honey, so beautiful, so sweet, so sweet, so sweet)
Also, we are reminded in a Blessing of our Beloved Swamiji:

“May you see this light and taste the sweetness of this light.
Wherever you walk, walk as a luminous being leave no darkness, reduce doubts, let-go of fears, be free.”

At this time of spiritual renewal, may we collectively resolve to reflect and contemplate our personal spiritual growth. May these self-inquires bring the fruits of clarity, forgiveness, faith, and strength, and may your meditations prosper.

Throughout this coming year, our collective and heart-felt prayer for you, that we recite each day in the ashram:

asato ma sad gamaya, (Lead me from untruth to Truth);
tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, (Lead me from darkness to Light);
mrtyor ma amrtam gamaya, (Lead me from the bondage of death and ignorance to Immortality and Freedom).”

With the Light of Guru, the remover of all obstacles,
With the Love of Guru, the source of compassion,

Blessings of the Tradition,
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Diwali is a festival of light in the sacred month of November.