The following is a Diwali message from the Board of Management - Divine Life Society of South Africa:
Diwali or Deepavali means a row of lights‟. Hindus celebrate this festival on the last two days of the dark half of the Hindu month of Kartik (October-November). This festival is attributed to various origins. Some hold that they celebrate the marriage of Mother Lakshmi to Lord Vishnu. In Bengal the festival is dedicated to the worship of Maha Kali. It also commemorates that blessed day on which the triumphant Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. On this day also Sri Krishna killed the demon Narakasura. The celebration of Diwali has a deeper meaning - of the homecoming of God into His kingdom. When we have deep longing and welcome the Lord into our hearts and he takes his seat there, this is Diwali. He returns when we have one-pointed faith and devotion to Him.
Sri Gurudev says: "O Ram! The light of lights, the self-luminous inner light of the Self is ever shining steadily in the chamber of your heart. Sit quietly. Close your eyes. Withdraw the senses. Fix the mind on this supreme light and enjoy the real Deepavali, by attaining illumination of the soul."
We offer gratitude to our beloved Sri Gurudev and Pujya Swamiji on this most auspicious day for bringing us all under their Divine care and thereby bringing light into our lives. We take this opportunity to wish all Satsangis a very happy Diwali and urge all to exercise care if using fireworks at home.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
Divine Life Society of South Africa will be broadcasting their Satsangs online until further notice. The Society makes a sincere and earnest appeal to all devotees to participate in the Satsangs whilst in the comfort of their homes, so as to imbibe the rich and sacred benefits of Satsang.
There are 2 options to receive the online Satsang links. One is to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and the other is to join our WhatsApp group, where a programme and a link to the pre-recorded audio stream Satsang will be sent out just before Satsang time.
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Kindly join one of the WhatsApp groups below to receive our Satsang programmes and links. If you have already joined one of our WhatsApp groups, you do not need to join one of the groups listed below.