Diwali | SUTRA Magazine
Thursday, 23 November, 2017
Diwali

Diwali

Swami Dikshananda Saraswati.
Om asato ma sadgamaya, Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, Mrityor ma amritamgamaya.
Lead us from falsehood to truth; from Darkness to light; from Death to immortality and from Lethargy to Activity.
The essential principle of Vedic culture is eternal, universal and is applicable to the past, present and the future. The alternate for the Vedic culture is Human culture or Universal culture. Where the aspects of human personality are fourfold: there are four goals of life (dharma, artha, kama & moksha) four Yoga (karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja-yoga and gnana yoga) four Vedas (Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Yajur Veda & Atharva Veda) four ashramas (Brahmacharyashrama, Grahasthashrama, Vanprasthashrama &Sanyasashrama four Varnas (Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya&Sudra); four yugas (Kratayuga, Tretayuga, Dwaparyuga and Kali yuga).
There are also four universally observed parvas (festivals) namely ShravaniUpakarma, Vijaydashami, Deepawali and Holi. Parva means a link that joins two things. It is that link on which the skeleton stands.
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