Diwali is undoubtedly the biggest festival of India. Every community has different reasons to celebrate it.
Some celebrate it as a day of coming back of Lord Ram with Sita and laxman after 14 years long exile and defeating demon Ravana where as some celebrate it as a day when Lord Krishna kills Demon Narkasur.
There’s one more story where Lord Vishnu in his dwarf incarnation defeated the tyrant Bali and exiled him to hell.
This festival is held on “Amavasya” (moon less night) and people celebrate it by lighting the earthen oil lamps which dispels the darkness of night.
Whatever the reason is, there is one thing in common to all the stories, it signifies the victory of good over evil, from darkness to light- the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds, that brings us closer to divinity.
Being good is more related to one’s inner self rather than outer self. When we want our children to be good, we actually want them to obey and respect elders and learn those things which help them in overall development.
We are expected to be good citizens who obey laws, follow rules and helps the country in its growth and not to mention avoiding fines and jail sentences.
In psychological terms- being good mean obeying the dictates of one’s conscience, an internal voice which judges our actions as right or wrong, as worthy of one’s own approval or disapproval. By being good we gain a sense of uprightness, of goodness, and we avoid feeling guilt and shame.
By being good we gain a sense of uprightness, of goodness, and we avoid feeling guilt and shame.
This Diwali I wish you to be good in everything.
Good to yourself: You are the epicenter of your family’s happiness. If you are good then you can spread goodness among others too. Be good to yourself. Stay healthy stay active. Happiness always comes from
Be good to yourself. Stay healthy stay active. Happiness always comes from healthy body and healthy mind. Stress is a part of life, but how you deal with it is totally up to you. Don’t let any of your official or job related matters spoil your happiness.
Eat healthy food, Do regular exercise, meditation, yoga etc. whatever helps you to keep the stress away. This Diwali take the first step and do what makes you happy, happy from within. And I know buying new clothes, distributing gifts etc. is not that thing.
Good to your friends & family: Where you are the reason of your family’s happiness, your family’s well-being is the reason of yours. Your friends are not your friends just because you wish them every year; this is because you are good to them. Goodness brings richness into relations.
Spend time with your family. Sit with your parents hold their hands and thank them for everything they have done for you. Ask them if they want something special to be done this year. If you live away from them promise that you will keep on coming frequently to meet them. Gift them the most precious thing in your life…your Time.
Teach your children the significance of Diwali and importance of being good. Light up your house and life .Better to stay away from crackers. New Delhi’s plight is not hidden from anybody now. Be concerned about others also. I am sure their happiness will make you feel good too.
“To iss Diwali aap kisko khush karenge?” (read : help your parents)
Good with your Money: Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi does not mean that you respect your money too. If you don’t use your money wisely then you are actually disrespectful towards her.
You can keep yourself happy by being good with money and also make others happy too by donating it wisely. Spend on necessities, save for wants and desires, spend on knowledge, and spend on social causes.
Allocate space for everything in your budget and use your money accordingly. I personally feel that more than 50% of mithais, chocolates or other eatables that we receive or give as a gift during festivals like Diwali goes waste, More than 50% of crockeries that get exchanged never get used the whole year , Crores of rupees gets burnt on crackers.
If my idea is correct than are we actually giving respect to our hard earned money? Is our country and even us are in a position to afford this wastage .Think?
Diwali is the festival of lights. Lighten up your life and dispel the darkness with in. It’s the time to kill the evil (stress, job pressures, societal pressures, peer pressure etc.) in you which is stopping you to be good. Overpower it with your goodness
Wish you the best of health, wealth, knowledge, peace and prosperity.
Be good always.
Good Moneying and HAPPY DIWALI.