Special Diwali Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers
Wishing you and your family a Happy Diwali & a Prosperous New Year.

Deepavali – Lighting a single diya of my own Spiritual Awareness!

A single diya or lamp holds infinite beauty and hope. Diwali is a celebration of victory over evil or darkness and the coming of a New Year. But what is the darkness we want to remove?

Let us not only celebrate Diwali for a day, but let life be a Diwali experience.

As we clean our homes, let’s clean our minds of all the emotional blockages. Let us check the smallest corners and remove all the little specks and stains of harsh words, bitterness, betrayal and past hurts.

As we wear new clothes, let’s also get rid off our old, unwanted, disturbing habits of anger, jealousy, worry…. and emerge our new but original qualities of peace, love, bliss and happiness. New way of thinking, responding to situations and a new way of living.

As we settle our old account books and begin new ones, let us settle our old karmic accounts, any unpleasantness in relationships and begin our relationships in a new positive way. If there is anything we are still holding onto, let it go. Forgive and resolve conflicts. It’s time for settlement.

As we light the lamps, let us ignite the lamp of knowledge within. Knowledge fills us with peace, love and happiness and radiates to the world.

As we burst firecrackers, let us burn and finish the past hurt. Like one flame can burst an entire chain of crackers, similarly one thought – ‘Past is Passed’, can finish all the burdens we are carrying.

As we exchange sweets let us also exchange sweet words, good wishes and blessings.

When we celebrate Diwali in its true sense, then we will invoke the Divinity of Goddess Lakshmi in ourselves.

When we celebrate Diwali, we also usher in the New Year. But if we practically start living Diwali, then we will create a New Life, and together we will create a New World, a world where –

Peace is the religion
Love is the language
Compassion is the relationship
Truth is in action and
Happiness is a way of living.

Heaven, Paradise, Satyug …. a dream for many is very soon going to be a reality.

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Happy In-Dependence Day. Swa-Rajya is our birthright

Today our mind appears to be dependent on people and situations for how it feels. We are living as victims and slaves to situations and people’s behaviours. Are we really independent, or living a life of complete dependency, where a single word from a close one can leave us in pain for hours or even years. When there is an external stimulus, a situation or someone’s words, we react automatically without being fully aware of the choices we have to respond or of the consequences of our reactions. We think on an autopilot and then blame others for how we feel.

Freedom is being capable of choosing our thoughts and feelings and responding in every situation without being conditioned by external factors or the negative tendencies of our personality.

In-Dependence means dependent only on the One Inside. Dependent on the qualities of the inner being, Soul, the qualities of love, peace, power and purity. The more we start using our qualities and strengths; we will experience liberation from hurt, anger and pain. The more we become In-Dependence, our dependence on outer situations and people will start reducing. We will become the master of our thoughts, feelings , emotions, words and actions. We will take complete responsibility of how we are feeling and not blame anyone for it. This is Swarajya, which means Swa (Self) par Rajya(ruler), ruler over the self, ruler over the mind and sense organs. Each of us has the power to experience this Swarajya.

Today, let’s free ourselves from our old patterns of thinking and behaving, clean past hurt, resolve conflicts, let go of everything that we have held on to which only addicted us to pain.

Freedom is just one thought away. Let’s create that thought today.

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Raksha Bandhan – The Bond Of Purity, Love And Protection Between Soul And God

Rakshabandhan – as per tradition, sisters apply tilak on the forehead of their brothers, tie a rakhi or thread on their brother’s wrist, and offer sweets as a token of their love. In return, the brother vows to protect his sister and gives her kharchi or gift. But can a brother really protect his sister today, what if he is very young; what if they are miles away; what if the sister is in emotional pain? Is it only sisters who need protection, do brothers don’t need physical and emotional protection. When we look at our festivals on a physical perspective then the customs are only physical and the concept is of physical protection. On a deeper spiritual perspective we understand that every soul needs protection from its own vices, which are causing us constant pain. Today we all are in pain because of our ego, attachment, anger, jealousy…we need protection. The soul’s protection lies in bonding itself with God, which is the purest and highest relationship.

When I the soul apply the tilak of soul consciousness, that is remain in the awareness that I am a pure, powerful, peaceful soul, I see every other being as a pure soul, and hence my consciousness shifts from ego to respect and acceptance. I the soul tie the sacred thread, i.e. take the pledge to stay in my original nature of peace, love, purity, wisdom, mercy… my every thought, word and action becomes elevated and divine. The more I purify my consciousness, the stronger is my connection with God. As I create a strong connection, I receive God’s gift – His powers and blessings, and these powers become my protection from my vices. Sweetening of the mouth is symbolic that when we overcome our vices, our every word and gesture will be sweet.

As we celebrate rakshabandhan with our siblings, let each one of us, the soul, internally bond our self with God, and pledge to create pure and beautiful thoughts and sweet words and gestures.

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Special Message On The Festival Of Holi

Awakening With Brahma Kumaris wishes you a very Happy Holi.

Holi is the festival of colours, love and harmony.
So let’s burn the dry sticks of our weaknesses and bitter past memories.
Let’s smear each other with permanent colours of love, trust and tolerance.
Ho Li means ‘I Belong’. So let me the soul belong completely to God or the Supreme Soul.
Ho Li means past has passed. If there is anything we hold painful on our mind, let’s remind ourselves, it’s the past, it’s over.
Holy means purity and integrity in our every thought, word and action.
Let’s live the meaning of Holi not just today, but everyday. 

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