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Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya

by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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Deepavali decorations
External manifestations
Tonnes of sweets and gifts
Rows of lamps
Flames of candles
Magnificent fireworks
Invitation to Goddess Lakshmi
To bring prosperity and wealth.

In this glare and glitter,
How many really realize
On the auspicious day
Far more significant is
The removal of inner darkness
And ignorance of mind...?

The lights of physical world
Are not even worth
A ray of inner light of self
That brings the knowledge of truth
And a dawn into a brighter light
Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya.*


(* From the darkness of ignorance lead me to the light of knowledge)
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13-Nov-2012

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Views: 2514     Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Aparana Ji, loved to peruse beautiful Deepawali diyas and sparkling thoughts!

I wish you, readers and Boloji fraternity joy, happiness, peace and prosperity in the festive season.

jairathore
16-Nov-2012 06:08 AM

Comment Kulbir Ji, I'm happy you liked it.

jairathore
16-Nov-2012 00:52 AM

Comment Rupradha ji, glad to receive your compliment after long and I hope all is well with you.

jairathore
16-Nov-2012 00:51 AM

Comment Great message!

Kulbir
15-Nov-2012 16:52 PM

Comment
Welcome, Jaipal Ji.

Here is a Page I published on the auspicious occasion of Deepawali.

http://www.aparnaonline.com/thoughts.html

Happy Perusing :-)
As Ever, APARNA

alwaysaparna
15-Nov-2012 13:57 PM

Comment wonderful..Happy Diwali! May God lead us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. :)

Rupradha
14-Nov-2012 09:33 AM

Comment Thank you, Aparna Ji, for liking the poem and giving a commensurate beautiful photograph.

jairathore
14-Nov-2012 02:42 AM


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