Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Light and warmth

       Light is a primordial model of divinity and warmth is a correct depiction of the feeling of 'sense'.Light is omnipresent,omniscient and eternal revealing that it has many properties similar to those of The Almighty.It marks a sense of sensation and it always is living,joyful,hope giving and delightful.Being always associated with its sublime,subtle companion,warmth,it is within reach of everyone,physically too,provided there is sufficient mental setup to enjoy it.
       However,light does not confine itself as a physical entity but it comprises of a broader spectrum of coverage,example,of the beliefs and dis beliefs of a human heart,life and death of a living entity,etc.
       Belief is generally associated with a feeling of hope and light,naturally is a good hope giver.Thus,having belief ca n be thought of as 'being in light'.Coming to life and death,life is merely the presence of light in the body and death is its absence.The light is thus equivalent to the soul in many respects.Reflection of light is conveniently equivalent to thought process and refraction corresponds to the mending of way of life according to those that affect.On the whole,simply,light and warmth are the life givers.
       How about non living?Can light and heat sensitize them too?Yes,they can!Simple.You take an ordinary earthen bowl.Pour oil in it.Place wicks in it and lighten.Incredible!The three ingredients are non living but the light and warmth entered in their 'lives' has transformed their 'lives'.In a sense they are 'enlightened'.A sort of divinity and piety enters them and we see them to be sitting still and unperturbed in the cold air as if they are peacefully meditating upon the lord.They stand to be a proud instance for humility and an unconquerable instance of service.Such is the power of light and warmth.
       But,is it only the 'physical' light and warmth?No,clearly,'mental' light and warmth is a major contributor to the above mentioned success.The light of intellect driven along with the warmth of humility!The most striking feature of the Sanatana Dharma.With a light(an associated fire),one can very conveniently cause a havoc!However,this too is difficult to do unless you have intelligent brains.Then,where is the difference?The difference lies in the choice of application of the intelligent mind.The selection of right results in right and wrong in wrong.This ability of selection can be termed humility and is the essence of all the ponderings and preachings of the Sanatana Dharma.Not only Sanatana Dharma,the goal of life is almost the same according to all the dharmas.
       Through a festival like Deepavali,we come to know the in depth ideas of our ancients that lighting a lamp is a sign of resurrection,rise of hope,distribution of hope and love,awakening the light of the soul.An amavasya day marks the transition of 'the fall of the moon' and 'the rise of the moon' and not darkness itself.Thus,if an amavasya is anticipated to lead to the rise,it leads and if the other way, the fall,it leads too.Therefore,lighting lamps on a Deepavali day is clearly a great ideal,a sound concept in both physical appearance and intellect,a blend of science and tradition,unique to the Sanatana Dharma.
Deepavali in a temple in India.

          "दीपं  ज्योति परब्रह्मा दीपं ज्योति जनार्दनाः| 
 दीपो हरतु मे पापं संध्या दीपं नमोस्तुते ||"

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  1. Wonderful take on light and warmth.

    Wish you Happy Deepavali.

  2. Thank you,I whole heartedly wish you and your family a very happy Deepavali and Bhraatruvidiyaa day,Rajeshji.