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An opportunity to change for the better

People of almost all faiths would agree that Spiritual power is Absolute Power.

Diwali is an opportunity to change-and rewire ourselves with new zeal and power to transform our lives for the better.

Suffering, pain and wrong programming of Kismet and Destiny are the wont of humanity, while the adage, ‘No Pain, No Gain’ is also true.

Nothing worthwhile in life was ever achieved without discipline.

Many Diwalis have come and gone but the hearts of many are as dark as the night of the New Moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance.

So what can Diwali do for us? Why is Diwali so important to Hindus?

The answer lies in the position of the Planets and the Muhurtham or Auspicious Time.

Appeasing Lakshmi

The great Indian Saint Shankaracharya was instructed by his Guru to perform the ‘Mahalakshmi Sadhna.’ The Guru said that all his spiritual achievements would be worthless if he does not appease Mahalakshmi on Diwali Day and taught him the powerful way to achieve the objective.

Rishi (Saint) Vashishth told his disciple Ambrik that on the night of Diwali he would chant and pray night long to get a glimpse of Mahalakshmi and seek Her blessings.

He lit four Ghee lamps representing Ridhi (Knowledge) Sidhi (Power), Shubh (Favour) and Labh (Gain). Thereafter, with ‘Sfatik’ (Crystal Rosary) and prayed.

Diwali is a time to celebrate, create and manifest the principles of life.

Harish is an example. He could change his situation from negative to positive, following the principles of Diwali.

When we empower and encourage the female doctrine or principles in life, we are blessed with the absolute power of the Divine Mother. As mentioned in ‘Durga Saptashati’ (700 Verses), the Divine Mother governs, protects and destroys our Universe. She cannot be ignored.

She is Power and invoking Her blessings on Diwali makes incredibly positive changes in a person’s material and spiritual life.

The Brahma Muhurta

Michael is another example. He began to chant the ‘Devi Mantra.’ His life changed, his health improved and his relationship with others made remarkable progress.

Prayers to Mahalakshmi, Lord Ganesh produce vibrations, with good wishes filling the atmosphere. Rising at 4 am (‘Brahma Muhurta’) is a great blessing from the standpoint of health, ethical discipline, work efficiency and spiritual advancement.

On Diwali Day, most Hindus wake up early in the morning. The sages who instituted this custom must have cherished the hope that their descendents would realise its benefits and make it a regular habit in their lives.

Seema was suffering due to lack of financial resources. She rose during Brahma Muhurta and chanted the ‘Devi Mantra.’ She soon secured a good job, which gave her financial freedom.

Diwali is a five-day festival. If we follow the principle of evolving into the energy of our Guru and Mahalakshmi, we would soon have the power to remove the dark night of ignorance and evil.

We must disciple the mind and the body. The ‘Ghar ki Lakshmi’ or women of the house, as manifestations of Devi, should be happy.

Diwali should be celebrated with right attitude, cleanliness and devotion. Old accounts or old grudges should leave our hearts, creating sacred space for Lakshmi to reside. She guides protects and nurtures every being.

As Lord Krishna said in Bhagvad Geeta, “You take one step towards me and I will walk 14 steps towards you.”

Shomi Payak- An opportunity-Shomi Payak 2.jpgMay the Power of the Divine Mother descend on us and awaken our sleeping consciousness and may this Diwali bring with it a Prosperous New Year.

All names appearing in the above articles have been changed to protect the identity and privacy of real persons. Shomi Payak is an esoteric, clairvoyant and aura reader. She is the director of the Tryambkum Nirvana Centre based in Papatoetoe in South Auckland. She can be reached on 021-0381441. Email: shomipayak@yahoo.com Web: www.shomipayak.com

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