Once, it so happened that Lord Krishna was standing in front of the mirror decorating himself.

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Once, it so happened that Lord Krishna was standing in front of the mirror decorating himself.

He was trying on different crowns on his head and putting on some fine jewelry while his charioteer waited outside with the chariot ready.

His charioteer waited and waited and thought to himself – usually, Krishna comes immediately, today he has still not come.

So, out of curiosity, he went inside to find out if the program was still on, because Krishna was very unpredictable, anytime anything could change.

So, the charioteer went inside and he saw Lord Krishna standing in front of the mirror admiring himself.

He politely asked, “My dear Lord, tell me, why are you dressing up so much today. Where are we going?”

Lord Krishna said, “I am going to meet Duryodhana.”

The charioteer said, “You are dressing up so much to meet Duryodhana?”

Lord Krishna then said, “He cannot see my inside, he can only appreciate my outside. So how I am dressed will impress him because he cannot see what is inside.”

Then the charioteer asked, “ Why are you going to Duryodhana? You should not go, he should come to you. This I cannot accept.”

He continued to say, “This is not fair. Look at your status and look at him! You are the Lord of the world. You should not go, let him come.”

Krishna turned back, looked at him, smiled and said, _“Darkness does not come to light, light has to go to darkness.”

May the coming festival of Deepavali illuminate us from within.

While we all light our houses, lets spend some time today to light a few lamps inside us.

Light the first lamp inside you and let it burn your anger and jealousy that you may have for any one till date; see it melt away.

Light the second lamp and let it burn away unwanted greed and desires, feel happy and contented with what you have been blessed with.

Light the third lamp and let it fade away all insecurities that you may have in your mind related to financial matters or anything else; just beleive that God has given you life and he will surely give you enough to survive.

Light the 4th lamp and carry that lamp to each part of ur body; let it burn away all your diseased cells or any disease in making. Feel healthy as this lamp travels to each body part and illuminates each organ.

The 5th lamp is a miniature of the Sun, nothing but the divine light, light it in the centre of your body and let it fill the warmth and love inside your whole body, feel one with the Divine, let the love and warmth filled inside you ooze out of you through your smile, eyes, speech, and body.

Carry this love with you through out the day, you will find that everyone who meets you is happy and elated.

This is the biggest blessing that whoever meets you becomes happier after meeting you, this will also make you happier in return.

“There are lights everywhere except in the minds of the men.” And mind is a jungle of cravings, greed and material desires.

This too shall pass,

Light these 5 lamps each  morning, carry the positivity wherever you go.

Diwali,the festival of lights is a good time to re-examine ways to remove darkness from within.

Let’s pray that the act of lighting a lamp this Diwali may be seen by all as a great opportunity to light the lamp within ourselves as well.

Light your lamp within &

stay blessed forever.