Good morning dear readers and bloggers:
Our dear spiritual friend Harbans has produced a great article about the Indian festival of Diwali and I would like to share it with you. Even though it is a little bit long, it is full of information about the Hindu religious beliefs that form the basis of this event.
For all the believers, we wish a Happy Diwali to you and your family. Being so close to our own birthday, we feel obliged to do some atonement; privately we will reflect on our recent deeds and try to improve our relationships with our family, colleagues and friends. This festival feels like the ritual confession of the Catholic Church but in a more congenial-community minded setting.
Enjoy this great article and try to reflect about these moral lessons.
What do you think? Please tell us.
Don’t leave me alone.
LORD RAMA – THE EPITOME OF TRUTH AND DISCIPLINE
Diwali is one of the most sacred festivals for us
It was the day when Lord Rama
Came to Ayodhya accompanied with Sita & Lakshamana
Along with Hanumana and others
Whole of Ayodhya
Was drenched in festivities on this day
With lighting of Ghee Diwas
This day is remembered by devouts Ram Bakhatas.
Lord Rama is an epitome of truth obviously
A standard set to remain steadfastly
Within the set Maryadha and Parampara – norms of behavior
Under any situation whatsoever
Also, when promises are made
These are to be redeemed
Whatever may be the end-result
By him examples were set
In self obedience and self restraint
For us to follow without hang-ups.
After completing 14 years’ exile, a period so long
Lord Rama with brother Lakshmnana
Along with Maa Sita
On the directions of their father…
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