My 12th article published in ‘The World Renewal’

Wonderful news! My 12th original article has been published in ‘The World Renewal‘ magazine (October 2018 issue)

Topic : Spiritual Significance of Dussehra & Diwali

It’s a combination of 2 wonderful articles!

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!

Please find the published article below:

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Cover Picture of October 2018 issue of 'The World Renewal'
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Concluding Thoughts – Celebrating Navratri Always | Happy Navratri Festival Special Wishes

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

In this series, we’ve explored the spiritual significance of Navratri, Dussehra, Shiv Shaktis & then each specific Shiv Shakti… i.e., Maa Durga, Ambe Maa, Maa Saraswati, Santoshi Maa, Maa Kali, Maa Parvati, Gayatri Mata & Goddess Lakshmi!… And also Jwala Devi, Naina Devi, Khodiyar Maa, Sheetla Mata, Kuldevis, Chamunda Maa & Bahuchar Maa!


Every festival (utsav) brings a lot of enthusiasm (utsaah)… And God says every moment of your life is a festival i.e., a life full of joy & enthusiasm!

Hence, like we enjoyed the Raas Garba these 9 days… Similarly:

  • Let’s keep dancing in supersensuous joy always… i.e., the dance of the mind!
  • Like we perform such harmonious group dances… Let’s ensure the same harmony in our relationships, by adjusting with everyone’s sanskars!

And to remain happy always, we just need to invoke our Shaktis within, by meditating for atleast few minutes daily!… (To make it easy, have specially created a playlist of some really wonderful & simple Rajyoga Meditation commentaries, for you!)

Indeed, this ensures we also inculcate the same qualities as our Maa (i.e., Mataji) in ourselves!

Further, like many perform a havan at end of Navratri… Similarly:

  • Like we sacrifice jowar, sesame & ghee in the fire… Let’s create a thought to God that this body (which is tall like jowar), mind (subtle like sesame) & wealth (ie ghee) is yours… This makes us very light & free, hence automatically making us fulfill responsibilities better!
  • Like we sacrifice all remaining ingredients at end of Yagya… Let’s sacrifice all our weaknesses together at end of this Navratri!
  • The physical fire actually represents the fire of meditation (Yog Agni), which burns all weaknesses within!

Conclusion (Happy Navratri Festival Special Wishes)

Hence, in this dark Kaliyuga night (ratri), let’s emerge the new (nav) awareness of being a Shiv Shakti [i.e.,, a Shakti (soul) combined with Shiv (Supreme soul)] … To remain full of divine virtues & powers, hence gradually finishing all the weaknesses within… In other words, when we inculcate God’s knowledge within us (like Maa Saraswati & Gayatri Mata), it automatically emerges the power to finish all weaknesses (like Maa Durga & Maa Kali), hence making us ever-content, ever-loving & ever-giving (like Ambe Maa & Santoshi Maa)… Indeed, we get transformed from humans to deities (like Goddess Lakshmi), and the world outside from Kaliyuga to the divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Bahuchar Maa

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Spiritual Significance of Bahuchar Maa

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Bahuchar Maa is shown seated on a cock… Which wakes up everyone early & then goes to sleep itself… Hence, denoting becoming victorious over this weakness, of preaching something else & practising something else!

And is shown:

  • With scriptures in hand… Denoting a truthful soul i.e., whose thoughts words & actions are in harmony!
  • Giving blessings… Hence, in such a truthful state, our good words have a lot of power… Hence, benefitting others immensely i.e., are blessings in the true sense!
  • With a sword & trishul… Hence, instantly finishing any wrong thought that may arise, to ensure the most elevated thoughts always!

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Bahuchar Maa)

Hence today, let’s realize the main reason for disharmony between thoughts & actions is lack of power to implement the right… Hence, let’s remain connected to the Supreme, to remain full of spiritual power (enabling us to remain in the constant experience of peace, love & joy!)… Which automatically makes our actions too flow in the right direction… Hence, this truthfulness in our thoughts words & actions becomes instrumental in bringing the 100% truthful divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Also read: Spiritual Significance of Khodiyar Maa

Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Chamunda Maa

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Spiritual Significance of Chamunda Maa

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Chamunda Maa means victorious over the demons Chand (denoting the seemingly attractive vices of lust, greed & attachment) & Mund (denoting the ferocious looking vices of anger & ego)… And is shown:

  • As old-aged… Hence, when we consider ourselves a soul (which is ageless), we can win over all the vices (i.e remain in the constant experience of peace, love & joy)! 
  • With an owl… Which remains awake in the night… Hence, denoting waking up slightly early to practice powerful early morning meditation, which makes it very easy to win over vices! 
  • With a damru (drum)… Hence, remaining alert & active (i.e., keeping full attention of our thoughts), to ensure no waste of negative thought starts growing in our mind!
  • Creating fear… Hence, let’s become so pure & divine, that negativity fears coming in front of us!

Most other features of Chamunda Maa (e.x., fierce nature, skull-necklace, corpse at feet, etc) resemble Maa Kali

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Chamunda Maa)

Hence today, let’s consider ourselves a soul & remember the Supreme… This fills us with the divine power of purity, peace & joy… And like darkness cannot exist where there’s light, vices & sorrow cannot exist in the light of our original virtues… Hence, making us victorious over vices in an extremely easy manner, thus helping bring the divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas

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Spiritual Significance of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas | True Meaning of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas

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Ashapura Mata, a Kuldevi

Spiritual Significance of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas | True Meaning of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas

Kuldevi & Kuldevta means we belong to their Kul (dynasty) i.e., such divine souls were our ancestors… Hence:

  • Proving there was a time in history, when such 100% pure & divine deities lived on this planet… Hence, proving the existence of Satyuga
  • Even Kuldevi had children… Proving  that in Satyuga, even childbirth was with 100% purity, i.e., through the power of thought!
  • Since every family has a different Kuldevi (hence, lots of Kuldevis in total), it indicates there was a whole population of divine souls in Satyuga… i.e., the entire population was 100% pure & divine!
  • Since our ancestors were so divine, even we have divinity (ie the complete experience of purity, peace, love & joy) hidden inside us… Hence, let’s remain in the awareness of this divinity within, to emerge it once again!

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Kuldevi & Kuldevtas)

Hence today, let’s take inspiration from our elevated past, & emerge the divinity within once again… By just remaining in the awareness ‘ I’m a Divine Soul, child of the Ocean of all Virtues & Powers’… This makes all aspects of life easy, also benefitting others around… Hence, making us instrumental in bringing the divine land of deities Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Sheetla Mata

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Spiritual Significance of Sheetla Mata | True Meaning of Sheetla Mata

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Sheetla Mata denotes the virtue of sheetalta (coolness)… And is shown:

  • With a broom… Hence, when we clean the mind from negativity, we can remain ever-cool!
  • With a fan… Hence, a soul cool from within, automatically keeps sharing this coolness with all!
  • With a pot of healing water… Hence, our sharing of coolness heals the hearts of all, freeing them from past hurts, pains, etc
  • Worshipped to cure diseases (like smallpox)… Hence, when we remain cool from within, those vibrations automatically protect & heal the body from numerous diseases!
  • On a donkey, named Jwarasur (which literally means, The Demon of Fever)… Hence, keeping our mind cool, makes us victorious over diseases!

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Sheetla Mata)

Hence today, let’s inculcate the virtue of coolness, by connecting to the ever-cool God! … And this coolness within automatically keeps benefitting our body, work & relations; making them elevated & easy to manage… Hence, life starts coming in our control, & this coolness also keeps benefitting others around… Hence, under God’s elevated guidance, we become instrumental in bringing the divine ever-cool land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Khodiyar Maa

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Spiritual Significance of Khodiyar Maa | True Meaning of Khodiyar Maa

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Khodiyar Maa means a soul who’s finished all khod (i.e., emptiness, weaknesses, etc) from within… And is shown:

  • With a crocodile … Which can live in land as well as water i.e., is flexible… Hence, a soul full from within, can live happily under all circumstances & with all!
  • With a Trishul… Which’s 3 sharp edges denotes the past, present & future… Hence, a soul whose all 3 aspects of time are bright!
  • The Trishul is always shown very erect & straight… Hence, denoting a very stable & elevated (i.e., full of peace, love & joy) state of mind!

Today:

  • Many complain they’ve everything in life (wealth, gadgets, prosperous children, no problems, etc), yet experience an emptiness within… This is simply because physical things only give physical comfort, while the soul actually yearns for the experience of true & permanent peace, love & joy
  • Hence, the easiest technique of finishing any emptiness… Is to fill ourselves with these virtues, by directly connecting to the Ocean of Peace Love & Joy!
  • And this elevated state of mind automatically makes us benefit others at every step… Hence, we earn lots of blessings, boosting our stage even further!

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Khodiyar Maa)

Hence today, let’s instantly finish any emptiness within, by directly connecting to the Supreme… This elevated state of mind makes our past, present & future all bright… Indeed, our future becomes so bright, that we end up bringing the divine morning of Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Mata Naina Devi

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Spiritual Significance of Mata Naina Devi | True Meaning of Mata Naina Devi

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Naina Devi temple, Himachal Pradesh

Spiritual Significance of Mata Naina Devi | True Meaning of Mata Naina Devi

The importance of Mata Naina Devi is connected with the eyes (nain)… Hence, to become pure & divine like Naina Devi, let’s:

  • Avoid putting in anything impure or negative through our eyes (since 80% of information goes in through the eyes)… Instead, let’s put in pure spiritual knowledge for atleast 15-20 minutes daily! 
  • Through our eyes, see only the virtues & specialities of every soul!
  • Keep our drishti full of love & mercy for all!

Indeed, let’s purify our every sense organ, by:

  • Speaking only pure sweet words, filled with knowledge
  • Eat only pure food, cooked in God’s remembrance!
  • Avoid listening to negative things about others… Indeed, only listen to what God has to say to me!
  • Use our arms & legs (i.e., body) for spiritually serving others, as per God’s elevated directions!
  • Only visit high-vibration places (i.e., our Centre, temples, etc) rather than low-vibration places (like pubs, casinos, discos, etc)

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Mata Naina Devi)

Hence today, let’s purify our every sense organ, by just simply purifying our mind… And the easiest technique is to fill the mind with pure spiritual knowledge (for atleast 15-20 minutes daily) & avoid putting anything negative inside it… Which then makes it very easy & simple to direct our thoughts in the right direction, allowing us to remain in the constant experience of peace love & joy (& also inspiring others in the same direction)… Thus, acting as the basis for creating the divine land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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Previous Post: Spiritual Significance of Jwala Devi

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Spiritual Significance of Jwala Devi | True Meaning of Jwala Devi

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Jwala Devi means that soul who even burns (like jwala, lava) the weaknesses within others, through her elevated divine company… And:

  • Is shown without any physical form i.e., only as a point of light (jyoti)… Hence, denoting a soul who’s completely finished his body-consciousness & become fully soul-conscious!
  • Her temple is situated at a great height… Hence, denoting making great spiritual efforts, to become 100% soul-conscious!

Hence to become like Jwala Devi, let’s:

  • First burn all weaknesses within us, by remaining in the fire of meditation (Yog Agni)!
  • And the 1st step of meditation… is just simply remaining in the awareness of being a pure, peaceful, loving & happy soul! (i.e., soul consciousness)
  • Then, it becomes very natural to remember God… As another tiny point of light, unlimited source of peace love & joy… Hence, we instantly experience a powerful flow of very pure divine energy from Him, which recharges our battery & finishes all weaknesses!

Conclusion (Spiritual Significance of Jwala Devi)

Hence today, let’s connect directly to God, which acts as the fire burning all weaknesses within… Indeed, let’s make our meditation so powerful, that our elevated company even burns the weaknesses within others… Hence, this self-purification & purifying others will bring the ever-pure (hence ever-joyous!) land Satyuga once again!

Om Shanti!

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