Peace for the Soul

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Illuminate Your Inner Self

 

The light of lights, the self-luminous inner light of the Self is ever shining steadily in the chamber of your heart. Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Withdraw the senses. Fix the mind on this supreme light and enjoy the real Deepavali, by attaining illumination of the soul. He who Himself sees all but whom no one beholds, who illumines the intellect, the sun, the moon and the stars and the whole universe but whom they cannot illumine, He indeed is Brahman, He is the inner Self. Celebrate the real Deepavali by living in Brahman, and enjoy the eternal bliss of the soul.

The sun does not shine there, nor do the moon and the stars, nor do lightnings shine and much less fire. All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the Self. Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the supreme Deepavali.

Many Deepavali festivals have come and gone. Yet the hearts of the vast majority are as dark as the night of the new moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance.

O man! Wake up from the slumber of ignorance. Realise the constant and eternal light of the Soul, which neither rises nor sets, through meditation and deep enquiry.

May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes!

Excerpt by Swami Sivananda

 

The Rangoli of Lights - Photo : Subharnab Majumdar

 

Wishing Happy Diwali to everyone!

 

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Those are extremely beautiful comments.  Thank you Swami Sivananda for sharing you wisdom. Thank you Eva for your untiring work on Peace for the Soul and posting this link. 

Thanks to all peace loving Souls, somehow, Spirit always finds a way to enlighten us. 

Pure loving energy to all members.

I join the light of my heart for this fest.

Light, Love and peace for all Beings.

Lights and love ,

 Beautiful  colours and sounds of music,

Peace upon all.

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