My 13th article published in ‘The World Renewal’

Wonderful news! My 13th article has been published in ‘The World Renewal‘ magazine.

Topic: Spiritual Significance of Christmas

It’s a very beautiful article, please find the published article below:

As you know, ‘The World Renewal’ is a renowned international spiritual magazine (monthly) by the Brahma Kumaris, with more than 2 lakh copies posted monthly worldwide!

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Cover Picture of December 2018 issue of 'The World Renewal'
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You may also wish to have a look at all my articles published in ‘The World Renewal‘ magazine! 

Concluding Thoughts – Celebrating Diwali Always! | Happy Diwali Greetings

Celebrating Diwali Always! | Happy Diwali Greeting card imageConcluding Thoughts – Celebrating Diwali Always! | Happy Diwali Greetings

This is the last post of our ‘Spiritual Significance of Diwali‘ series

In this series, we’ve explored the spiritual significance of diyas, rangolis, lights & lanterns, house cleaning, Laxmi puja, sweets, snacksbuying new things & gifts!

In addition, we’ve also understood the spiritual significance of Diwali, New Year, Labh Pancham, Dev Diwali… And The Art of Earning Wealth + Blessings (Dhanteras special) & experiencing God as Supreme Brother (Bhai Dooj special) Continue reading “Concluding Thoughts – Celebrating Diwali Always! | Happy Diwali Greetings”

Spiritual Inspirations from Indian Snacks Recipes | Diwali Snacks

Spiritual Inspirations from Indian Snacks Recipes | Diwali Snacks imageSpiritual Inspirations from Indian Snacks Recipes | Diwali Snacks

During Diwali, many cook a variety of snacks… Hence today, let’s take some wonderful spiritual inspirations from Indian Snacks!

The beauty of life!

Chivda (& Bhel) is a mixture of numerous ingredients… Similarly, life is a mixture of wonderful experiences!

Wafers are light in weight… Similarly, let’s become very light & relaxed from within!

The puri is very crispy… Hence, let’s be absolutely crisp & clear with our thoughts & beliefs, to be 100% sure of our most elevated destiny!

The love for God!

The chakli (like jalebi) keeps going round… Similarly, let’s keep moving around (i.e., remembering) God!

Sev is broken down into very tiny pieces.. Hence, let’s avoid breaking our heart into small pieces (by having expectations from all, experiencing sorrow, etc)… Instead, let’s keep a full heart by remaining connected with the Ocean of Love God, thereby automatically serving everyone around with a lot of love!

Building beautiful relationships!

Pakoda is liked by all… Similarly, let’s become everyone’s favorite!

Upma (& Poha) are easy to digest… Similarly let’s become such that, everyone feels very comfortable being in our presence!

The kachori (& samosa) is stuffed with spicy masala inside… Hence let’s avoid filling ourselves with aggression & negativity, & become very sweet (like rasgullas & gulab jamuns)!

The magic of Spirituality!

Since snacks contain fats, it’s best to limit their intake… Hence alongwith, let’s increase our diet of listening to pure elevated spiritual knowledge, to remain ever-happy always!

Snacks are accompanied with chutney, which is made by churning coriander in a mixer… Similarly, let’s keep churning spiritual knowledge in our mind, to experience a most delicious (i.e., wonderful) life!

The batter for idli, dosa & dhokla is usually kept for fermentation overnight… Similarly, let’s practice powerful meditation for few minutes every night before sleeping… To experience the most high quality sleep, & to wake up very fresh & energetic!

Conclusion (Spiritual Inspirations from Indian Snacks Recipes | Diwali Snacks)

Snacks are made using oil, chickpea flour & spices (& fried on gas)… Hence, in our plain life (like chickpea flour)  let’s mix the spices of virtues & oil of spiritual knowledge… Then, under the fire of God’s love, our life becomes very beautiful & wonderful (like delicious snacks) … Indeed, we also illuminate the lives of everyone around, & bring the divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Spiritual Significance of Lights & Lanterns | Diwali Kandil

Spiritual Significance of Lights & Lanterns | Diwali Kandil imageSpiritual Significance of Lights & Lanterns | Diwali Kandil

A walk down the road during Diwali, makes us see lots of varieties of colorful lanterns… Hence, let’s also fill our life with the color of virtues!

Traditional lanterns simply consisted of a string of neem leaves surrounded by flowers, tied above the door… Hence, denoting health (neem) as well as virtues (i. e., fragrant like flowers!)

The light of knowledge!

It’s only the absence of light, which results in darkness… Hence, let’s remain full of the light of knowledge, to remain free from the darkness of sorrow & negativity!

In Diwali, even the nights look bright & full of light… Hence, when we’re full of the light of knowledge, we can remain ever-happy even in this dark night of Kaliyuga!

Lanterns are full of light… Hence, let’s become a light-house, which shows the way to all!

Indeed, considering ourselves a point of light (soul) & remembering the Supreme Light… Keeps us full of the light of love & happiness!

The Supreme Light!

While diya represents soul-consciousness (i.e., soul in body, like flame in earthen vessel), the lantern can refer to the ever-shining light God!

Indeed, like the lantern is always tied above, God lives above in the soul world!

And like the lantern is full of different colors, God is full of different virtues!… i.e., He’s the Ocean of Purity, Peace, Love, Happiness & Powers!

Lanterns are made of light-weight paper… Similarly, even God’s remembrance (as per His accurate introduction i.e, He’s an Incorporeal Soul, Ocean of peace love & joy!) makes us feel very light!

Lanterns are designed very beautifully… Similarly, following God’s elevated directions in life, also makes our life beautifully designed i.e., beneficial & accurate at every step!

The convenience!

Today, there’re electrical lights available, which turn on with the touch of a button… Similarly, even changing our state of mind requires just the touch of a button… i.e., just need to listen to a good spiritual class on YouTube (or Peace of Mind channel!)

Such useful & convenient electrical lights are available at minimal cost… Similarly & even better, every program by Brahma Kumaris is conducted absolutely free of charge! 

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Lights & Lanterns | Diwali Kandil)

Hence today, let’s fill our life with the color of virtues, to become a lighthouse for all… Further, let’s also connect to the Supreme Light God, which keeps us filled with His divine spiritual energy, making everything easy & also illuminates the lives of everyone around…  Hence, this play of light will bring the divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

Many traditional lanterns contain a diya inside… Hence, let’s also understand the spiritual significance of diyas!

Many fly Lanterns in the evening on Makar Sankranti (Kite Festival)


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