Dipavali Part 3: Celebrating Light

"You are the one who illumines the world. The sun does not shine, nor does the moon and stars. Lightening does not shine, nor does fire. You alone shine, and in your light the entire world is illuminated."
Kathopanishad.

Celebrating an Array of Light

The meaning of Dīpāvalī, and the story of Eka Śloki

The Light of Awareness & Wisdom

Listen to the story and deeper meaning in the video above. 

This day is a beautiful day to…. 

  • Light candles, lamps, oil lamps, and place them in your home, or in windows or outside the home, if you have enough you can create an “array” of light. 
  • Take a little time for quiet meditation, on the light within your heart
  • Deepen or begin sacred study of yogic teachings

Lakṣmi Appears

This day of Dīpāvalī – the day of the new moon – is honored as the day that Lakṣmi emerged from the churning of the ocean of milk. 

If you have been initiated in the Yā Devī mantra with me – this new moon day and night is a very good time to do a longer practice. 

On this day you can…. 

  • Take time to practice gratitude or reverence for all the forms of abundance in your life
  • Get dressed up, treat yourself like Lakṣmi!
  • Do Lakṣmi pūja or mantras – particularly at night
  • Envision or pray for the blessings you are aiming for yourself, your family, your communit

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There are times I think you customize these talks just for me. The light you shed is helping me find my way. Thank you.

Tamsie