What is Diwali and why is it celebrated so lavishly?
Diwali is the celebration of the Death Anniversary of the Demon Narakasura,
The incarnation of All Evils in Toto in the legendary age of the world!
Corruption, dowry, unemployment, poverty, ignorance and disease are the Evils today;
So, unless these evils are eliminated, it is meaningless in celebrating Diwali.
The commission called corruption has to be paid for any job to be done today
Whether to get admission for education or getting a job in the govt. institutions.
Such a demand there is in all walks of life due to population that
Quality, honesty, sincerity are all thrown away as obsolete escutcheon.
Simply fair or foul, nothing is impossible by corruption;
With this evil power politicians exploit the people during and after the election;
And the people vote them in power to deceive themselves believing their words!
From time immemorial the domination of male over female is there till today;
The dowry system is the evilest of evil that degrades the whole of woman race;
Under this system dowry is paid to make women folks a life bondage to men in marriage;
The women like the mother earth are born to bear good issues but not the foolishness;
This the women folks should eschew in mind and mould the modern world.
Due to ineffective planning and over population the unemployment problem looms large,
Putting the youth educated or uneducated in despair and desolation;
They out of fear of the future get excited and restless and unreleased;
Not knowing what to do next they seek for some asylum in vain;
And finally to get peace of mind somehow or rather succumb to drug culture,
From where there is no escape to anyone but only in death!
Poverty is acute where population is high and development is poor;
Superstition, inefficiency and ignorance put people endlessly in misery and poverty;
Poverty is the last stage of the border line to the death of eternity,
Where on millions make the tight rope walk between life and death,
And thousands of hue and cries are heard everyday without a solution to find yet;
Even then the days are somehow pulled on though the poverty line not reduced to tolerable limit!
An old saying says, “Ignorance is bliss,”
But a recent saying says, “Ignorance is sin,”
Bliss or sin, ignorance certainly makes one a slave;
Economically or socially an ignorant person may be independent but psychologically a slave;
The mass ignorance makes the politicians easy to exploit and stay ever in power;
Most of all ignorance is the root cause for poverty, unemployment and disease;
So, unless ignorance is squarely eliminated no progress is possible.
Disease leading to death is the net result of all the evils afore discussed;
Of all the causes the most inexcusable cause of disease is certainly ignorance.
To cure but not accrue disease drugs and drinks are used,
But many to get kick so as to kick out worries lick liquors beyond limit,
And often not satisfied they go to drugs and fall ill wholly forever;
Unlike physical diseases psychological diseases are dangerous needing serious treatments
Or in some rare cases spiritual healing is needed to bring about enlightenment to the ill.
To have a better future for all, the evils have to be destroyed by the Almighty;
But mentally brightness comes to one only after profound experience in meditation;
When such a status is achieved by all that day darkness will be driven out by brightness!
So, let us all celebrate Diwali with that in mind to achieve a better tomorrow soon!