Deepavali (row of lights)
This auspicious event of deepavali is an opportunity to recognize, worship and love the inherent illuminous entity (chaitanyam), because of which everything is known and experienced in life. Without the self-shining presence “now” in this body, no-thing can be known or perceived. Our attention (ray of consciousness) is constantly hijacked by the superficial beauty and the imposed value of what we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste. The whole life we are fooled by the sense perceptions, by ignoring the indweller who is the subject and experiencer – the undeniable seer, smeller, hearer, taster, and the feeler.
Many are wasted/wasting their life span in the process of perceiving (lost in the mental impressions) without experiencing the unfathomable joy and everlasting freedom. The self-luminous intelligence alone is vibrating, energizing, and animating every cell in this body, every thought in the mind, and appearing (in time) as every-thing as sense objects.
It is not a philosophy, a very easy, practical, and experiential truth. When you and your family members are wearing colorful dresses, love the seer of the beauty within, which is the embodiment of (knower of) all beauty. When you are tasting the variety of tantalizing food, admire the experiencer of the taste. When the atmosphere filled with fragrance of flowers, sandalwood, and camphor, delighted by the entity which experience the smell. When your fingertips sense the softness of the flower petals or surface of the water, enchanted by the feeler of touch. When the endless sweetness of silence drenched through your ears let the throbbing in your heart plunge into that infallible existence because of which everything exists.
Stay in that ecstasy, where I have nothing to do - everything is happening in me, nothing to become - I am everything, nowhere to go - I am everywhere…. I am complete… I am full… I am everlasting… I am Devin… I exist…. I am existence itself. Allow the explosions of the non-dual wisdom (advaita) in your being, demolish all assumed conditioning, remain enlightened. It is our birthright.
Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 8, Verse 7
तस्मात्सर्वेषु कालेषु मामनुस्मर युध्य च |
tasmāt sarveṣhu kāleṣhu mām anusmara yudhya cha
mayyarpita-mano-buddhir mām evaiṣhyasyasanśhayam
Lord Sri Krishna says: “All the time, everywhere, remember “Me” and let all the activities go on. When you live every moment with the mind and intellect anchored into “Me”, slowly, you will be fully absorbed into “Me”; of this, there is no doubt.
These words are coming out of Krishna who is always established in the pure intelligence (Krishna is embodiment of intelligence). The pronouncement of “Me” in this verse is not the Krishna with body, who born and died, but the infinite-conscious-existence. That “Me” is the pure “I” (not I thought, the subject “I”) in us, as the experiencer, feeler, cognisor, thinker. When am I away from Krishna? I am in him (pure existence)… I am Krishna (intelligence) beyond body-mind-personality.
Om Tat Sat (All that is the Truth)