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Words of Wisdom: 'Light up with your own Light for this Diwali'

NEW DELHI -- Celebration is Osho’s religion. This non-stop Osho celebration goes on all the time, every day, right through the year, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan Kulive Kulove Kulaugh.

So how do you celebrate much more when you celebrate major festivals? What is special celebration for these festivals and for Osho’s birthday?

How can the normal celebration be boosted on these special events? A whole string of festivals starts this month leading up to Diwali.

So how do you add the extra fizz, pump the additional zest and create more zing?

You can do it externally by living it up, laughing, hugging, singing, dancing and gifting.

Or, you can do it internally by meditating on your inward journey.

Here you will experience stillness, silence, peace, freedom, and at the most, a faint smile of bliss.

This is what Osho says when he exhorts you to become a light unto yourself.

When Gautam Buddha said, ‘appa deepo bhava’ or be a light unto yourself - he was trying to take all the slavery, spiritual and religious, from humanity.

When you go inside, it does not matter whether you are rich or poor, young or old, healthy or sick, you have connected to your real being, your consciousness, and you are alone, not lonely.

More importantly, you are not depending on any one else – no guru or god.

Osho says, "No savior has been of any help; all their promises have proved false.

"That’s what Gautam Buddha is saying—be a light unto yourself.

"Don’t throw the responsibility on anybody else.

"Take the responsibility, because it is by taking the responsibility on yourself you become mature.

"Otherwise you will always remain childish.


Kenyan hindu children light sparklers on the occasion of Diwali festival in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan Hindu children light sparklers on the occasion of Diwali festival in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Diwali, popularly known as the festival of light, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAO YINGQUAN
So when you have celebrated to the hilt with hugging, gifting, feasting, singing and dancing, there comes a time when you are exhausted.

At this moment, everything falls silent as you go deep inwards.

Now the real celebration begins. This is a totally different level altogether. You are on your own. Alone.

You are beyond the invisible and powerful bars that imprison you.

Ah, free at last!

Now you move towards your own light and as you float in this inner space, this light becomes more luminous and surrounds you.

Ah, this is the real illumination, the real festival of lights!



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