There are various cultural reasons for celebrating Diwali, but historically it is called Narak Chaturdashi, because on this day Krishna killed the cruel king Narakasur. It is celebrated as a grand celebration to commemorate the day. Bad things don’t have to come in the form of demons. Depression, frustration, and depression can do more harm to your life than monsters you haven’t seen. Diwali is a festival of remembrance to end all those negative aspects within oneself.
There are many reasons why Diwali is a happy occasion. It is believed that if anyone needs money on this day, Lakshmi will come. If one needs health, power will come. If anyone needs knowledge, Saraswati will come. All this symbolically shows that this festival is for happiness and welfare.
Let clarity arise within you
Diwali is a celebration of light. Diwali is celebrated everywhere in every city and village. But, this celebration is not just for lighting the fire outside – the light must rise inside you. Revelation is clarity. If left unmanaged, they can be left astray and lose the right path. Because, it is a pity to be confident without clarity. And there are so many things happening in the world today that are not clear.
Whatever you try to do without the necessary clarity, it will be a misfortune. Light brings clarity to your vision – not just the physical side. How you see life clearly and how you clearly perceive what is around you determines how well you move your life forward. Diwali is the day when the dark forces were destroyed and light appeared. Man does not have to bring light from anywhere in the end. If he removes the dark clouds that he has allowed to accumulate inside him, it will automatically light up. The Feast of Revelation reminds us of that.
In this culture, any festival was considered as a means to fill one’s life with joy and excitement. There used to be a time when there were 365 festivals throughout the year – one festival every day. In the past, as soon as the festival was called, the whole village or town used to gather and celebrate it as a big celebration. Today, people celebrate only 8-10 festivals a year, because many people have to go to the office or do other daily chores. Unfortunately, now that the holidays are over, you get off work, and you only get up at 12 o’clock. Then you eat a lot and go somewhere to watch a movie or watch TV at home. If you add something from outside, you only dance a little. Otherwise, there is no dancing.
If left unmanaged, they can be left astray and lose the right path. They don’t even know what a festival is. Earn and eat, earn and eat – that’s all they’re going to do. This was not the case before. As soon as the festival was called, the whole village would gather and a grand celebration would be held there. During the festivities, he would get up at four in the morning, and there would be a lot of work to do throughout the house. To bring back the culture of celebration to the people, four main festivals are celebrated at Isha Yoga Center: Makar Sankranti (Pongal), Mahashivaratri, Navratri and Diwali.
Not to be serious, but to be fully involved
If you take everything as a celebration, you will learn to be fully involved in life without being serious. The problem with people at this time is that if they think something is important, they become very serious. If they do not find a job that is important to them, then they become weak without any vigor – they cannot engage in it. When someone says, “He’s very serious,” you can see where he is going now! Many people are in such dire straits. What matters to people is that they cannot engage in it and dedicate themselves to it. This is the main problem. But, the secret of life has always been in this – to look at everything without being serious, but to be fully involved and involved. Just like the game. That is why the deepest aspects of life are taken for granted, so that you do not miss the point.
Diwali is a festival to bring joy and celebration into your life – that’s why Patka, so that you can light a little fire! The idea is not to entertain just one day. That should be the situation inside us every day. If we stay that way, our life energy, heart, mind and body should be alive and exploding. If you have a sore throat, you need something from outside every day.