Diwali, the Festival of Lights, was celebrated recently around the world. Although a Hindu tradition originating in India, it is interesting to see the many connections between Diwali and other religious thought. For example, while Christmas is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ, His real birthday coincides with Diwali. Also, Shri Mahalakshmi who is worshipped during Diwali celebrations has a close connection with Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
It is interesting that President Obama celebrated Diwali in person in the White House by lighting a ceremonial lamp to the accompaniment of mantras seeking world peace. In so doing, he became the first American President to celebrate Diwali in this way.
For more information about Diwali, including Shri Mataji’s comments on the meaning of Diwali, and a video of President Obama’s Diwali message, you can visit the Canadian Sahaja Yoga website here.
Please enjoy the experience!
“By Shri Mataji’s grace and compassion the ripple effect of Love and forgiveness is blessing all nations.
This is so important for everyone to witness the divine words of forgiveness from the heart of hearts and spirit of these people. This is another chapter in Canadian history that is worth knowing about.”
“The Natives would likely have performed a pipe ceremony before the Parliament session opened, in which their prayers to the sacred directions would have been that only truth and wisdom be spoken there, and that the healing may now occur in totalilty so all things will return to proper balance. Whomsoever is holding an Eagle feather while speaking is compelled to speak wisely, speak only truth, and speak from the heart. Their truth is for the collective good of the present moment, with consideration given to all, not selectively, and for seven generations following.
Shri Mataji says that Love will change the world. Love is not selective; it is absolute – we either love, or we don’t love, all or nothing.
Thank you, Shri Mataji, for orchestrating this change, for these momentous steps taken openly and humbly by national leaders to heal the wrongs of the past and so better establish firm foundations for the future, for the well-being of all, now, and for the generations following.”
News extract: National Post