In this sense, Diwali is a day of many blessings:
It is the day when Kaikai’s wickedness, jealousy and greed accepted defeat and when Bharat’s love, dedication and service won.
It is the day when Shri Ram, Sita and Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya. Happiness, peace and harmony came back to Ayodhya – “The Land of No Conflict”. Shri Ram represents honesty and firm adherence to duty; Sita embodies faith and devotion; Lakshmana personifies detachment and service. For this homecoming, Lamps of Peace are lit.
It is the day Shri Krishna killed Naraka-asura – the demon of sorrow and hell, who had kidnapped and imprisoned 16,000 princesses for his harem. It is the day when the selfish ego which has entrapped all the 16,000 thought varieties, is killed and all thoughts get wedded to the One Infinite – Blissful – Consciousness – Shri Krishna Paramaatma – “The Supreme Self in All”.
When our mind turns towards the Infinite Self, the sense of limitation along with its selfishness ends. For this knowledge, Lamps of Joy are lit…
It is the day we harvest the results of our hard work blessed with the wealth by Mother Lakshmi. We pray to her with gratitude and ask the gracious Mother to:
Shower Her blessings in abundance for the coming year
Give us the intelligence to use our wealth in the right manner
Give us the heart to share it generously with our fellow beings
For this sharing, Lamps of Love are lit…
Fill the Heart with the oil of Love.
Place in it the wick of single-pointed mind.
Light it with the Knowledge of Truth and remove the darkness of Ignorance around you.
Just as one lamp can light many lamps; let each youth kindle this Light in many hearts.