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What is the spiritual significance of Diwali?
Pranam to Sri Saat Gurudev and Sri Sri Raj-Shayamaji (Lord Krishna).

The great festival of Diwali and its five days has great importance in Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism). It is the festival of religious activities, rituals, worship, cultivating satavik (pure) mode, learning how to be detached from bodily and worldly moods, self-realization and awareness, total surrender to Ishvar, and Jagani (to awake) in Paramdharm with Sri Sri Raj-Shyamaji (ParaBrahma) and enjoy Lilas (divine play) of the supreme abode (Paramdham).

One may find three classes of people on earth as follows: (1) low intellectuals (slow thinkers), (2) average intellectuals, and (3) sharp intellectuals. The low intellectuals (Mandh buddhi) may need symbols like shivlinga, om etc. to understand or worship the supreme truth or paramatma; average-intellectuals (Madhhya buddhi) may learn from a Sat-Guru, scriptures, and other sources; sharp intellectuals (Pragna budhi) take birth with it or attain it effortlessly by the grace of god. Most subject matters can be understood with the above three levels.

Our Rishis (Wise Men) have given us great words to understand the knowledge of Para-Brahma, Akshar Brahma, Brahma-Jyoti. (Noor), Maya, Prakruti (Mother Nature). I will try to explain Tartam Knowledge (significance) of “Diwali” or “New Days of the Years”. Sri Mahamati Praannath Swami said, “Sakal sabad ko arth upajat sab gam pade sansaara.” Once one has got the knowledge of “Taratmasagar” and “Tartam Mantra” from “Sri Krishna Pranami” Sat Guru, Knowledge of creation and supreme truth reviles to him by Paramaatmaa with love and grace. Normally new days of the years start from “Ekadashi” and ends at the day of “Diwali”. Even though these days are oldest days of the year, they been called as new days. After “Diwali” the New Years starts. People greet each other by saying “Saal Mubaraka” and “Jai Sri Krishna”.

1. “Ekadashi” – is the 11th day of Hindu (solar) calendar, according to Kathaanak or story of Upanishad, energy of Lord Vishnu had appeared to destroy the sins. Traditionally, all “Vaishnavas” (worshiper of Lord Vishnu) take “Vrats” (Holy Fasting) of Ekadashi twice a month. It is a great concept to purify body, mind or Chita. It (Ekadashi) also can be defined as ten senses and one mind which equals to eleven (Ek-A Dus). When someone adds Bhava of “I” for Ishwar, then it spells “Ekadashi”. When someone does Ekadashi for sense satisfaction and enjoying different types of meals in the name of Vrat, which help increase the bodily mood instead of increasing mood for Ishwar or Atma bhavana. Another meaning of Ekadashi is to find Ishwar in Dusam Dhwaar (in the center of head or Brahmarandra) by different austerity. In short, “Ekadashi” will help to purify Chitta. Only by purifyin gChitta one may not become worthy for greeting of “Diwali”. So Rushis gave us other meaningful days as follows.

2. Vaagbaras – is the 12th day of the Hindu calendar. “Vaag” means Tiger, “Ba” stand for external or outside (Bahiya). “Ras” stand for interest, love, or mood or Vruti. To become worthy of Diwali Mubaarak, one should stop outside Ras or interest or Vruti an dtry to remain with TrueSelf (anter mukhi). If one posses a material body from mother nature, it means you and your material body are two personalities. One is bodily mood or ego and second is jiva atma, which is pure conscious or true self. Jiva atma has personality called Satchittanand swarup, on other hand body are made of material elements called “Vat, (Air) Pitta, (Fire), Kough (Water). If someone become of pure nature or saattavik ego and good devotee by taking Ekadashi Vrat and Vaagbara, still one is not truly worthy of Diwali Mubarak.

3. Dhanyateras – is the 13th day of Hindu calendar. Lets break down the word Dhanya-Te-Ras to understand deeper meaning, “Dhanya” means blissful or great glorious mood. “Te”, means Ishwar, tat, aatma, or unexplainable Bhagwan. “Ras” means love or selfless interest or realization. Traditionally people in India do Laxmi Puja and ask for blessings from Goddess of wealth (Laxmi). Before “Dhanyateras” farmers clean their homes and storages to store dhaan (grains). Because the dhaan (Grain) is also money, they feel material happiness or joy. So “Dhanyateras” mean to cultivate love towards Ishwar and to feel the bliss of Soul. If one has attained the vrat of “Ekadashi, Vaagbaras, and Dhanyateras” then he/she has to take refuge of Ishwar. One may become a self realized yogi but one may not become worthy of “Diwali” because in most cases after self realization yogis want to become “Brahm (God)” or better than God. True Maha Purush can be representative of Bhagavan or may perform great miracles for the welfare of creation, but no one can ever become the God or supreme personality of Godhead. Lord Chaitanya said, “Jiva Hoye Saada Sri Krishna Daasa” means soul is always servant of Lord Krishna, It does not matter who he, she or it is. Lord Krishna said, “Maya is my divine power and no one can overcome Maya unless one truly worships me, none other than “I”. Other than Sri Aksharatita Krishna everyone else are either created by Maya, in Maya or under the influence of Maya. Lord Krishna also said “I am the base of Brahm” (Bg-Ch – 14.27). “There is nothing (no supreme tattva) beyond me or no one is equal to me” (Bg-Ch – 7.7). When one becomes pure minded by practicing “Ekadashi Vraat” and Vaag-Baras Vraat” then naturally one cultivates Teraas (Te=Ishwar, Raas = Love) and feel the bliss of Atma and may become siddha or self-realized Yogi, but still one may not be worthy of Diwali if one does not succeed the “Vrat of Kalichaudas.”

4. Kalichaudas – What is Kali Chaudas? Why is it so important after even self realization? Some ignorant people believe that self realization or atma gyan is the final goal and nothing is beyond it, but it is half truth. “Kali” – Kal (time element) + I, = Kal swarup Ishwar, “Chauda”= fourteen,” “Sa” = Senses. Self realized yogis have to surrender to Lord Kal-Ishwar (Lord Krishna). Lord Krishna said, “Ahamevakshaya Kalo” (Bg-Ch – 10:23) I am Kaal Swarup Ishwar or Sada Shiva. “I am Ishwar in all beings “ (Bg-Ch 4:06). Yogis have to totally surrender to Lord Krishna with all fourteen senses (ten senses plus four inner senses, which are mind, intellect, ego and chitta) Then yogi may become worthy of “Diwali”.

5. Diwali – is the 15th day in Hindu Calendar. What is “Diwali”? There are three parts of the word in “Diwali”. D or Da = supreme abode or dham. I = Ishwar, Va or wa = soul or Jivatma, li = Lila or Divine plays or Divine mysterious activities with associates [saakhies] in “paramdham”. Over all Diwali means “O” soul or Jivaatma you deserve the divine supreme abode of Ishwar (Sri Krishna) and his divine lilas (Plays). That is the spiritual meaning of “Diwali Mubarak”

During the same time period, “Eid” is also celebrated by the believers of Islam Ei – Ishwar, or Allah. Da – Divine Abode or “Lahoot”. They greet each other by saying “Eid Mubarak”, which means “oh holy soul, may you be blessed by the all mighty Lord Ishwar or Allah” of the supreme divine abode. For reference, Gandhiji said “Ishwar, Allah tero naam, sabako sanmati de Bhagwan”. By the grace of Lord Krishna one may attain his divine “Paramdham” and enjoy divine Lilas as a gift for devotional service one has performed.

On Diwali one may write cards or letters to remind our loved ones to follow or understand the “Tartam Knowledge” of “Diwali” every year, so eventually it becomes Sanskaar. Meaning of greeting card is to remind every year that one should become self realized (true Krishna Devotee) and attain “Paramdham” (Supreme Abode), divine lilas by “Premlaxana Bhakti”. After Diwali is over we celebrate the New Years (Saal Mubarak).

6. Saal Mubarakh – Sa or Saa = soul or true self and La means laya or leen (disappearing-like water in milk). When one enters in Paramdham to enjoy the divine dham and lilas with the Supreme personality of Godhead Lord Aksharatit Krishna, one will forget himself and will be engaged with activities in loving, serving, and enjoying with Lord Prurshottam Krishna. Onverall it is called Saal or period of time without self motivation or no bodily mood and only love for Paramatma Lord Krishna. *There are some other stories (Kathas) for Diwali like when Lord Sri Ramchandra came back to Ayodhya after residing the in the forest for fourteen years. The people of Ayodhya welcomed him with Diya Lamps (Dipaks) everywhere. Diwali and new days help the economy, increases positive spirit in life. It is the festival of blessing, sharing, caring, compromising, and loving each other. The Dipak is also symbol of Paramatma (Dipajyoti Parabhram, Dipajoyti Janardhana, Dipohartu May Paapam Dipajyoti Namostute), Victory of Dharma over Adharma, Victory of knowledge over ignorance, victory of Sat over Asat, migration from darkness to atma light, and Self Enlightenment. “Apa Dipa Bhavah” means Apne Dipak Swayam Bano (Be self Enlightened). (Ref. Lord Bhudhha)

Please look at the moon and not to the finger. ***Paranam and Diwali Mubaarak***
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