Take bath in the early morning, perform Lakshmi Puja, eat sweets, meet friends and relatives, light diya and play with crackers and Diwali comes to an end. From next day we are back to our routine – making both ends meet. Do we ever spare time on Diwali to think about its spiritual significance – why light diya on the dark night?
We are surrounded by darkness. There is spiritual darkness; there is darkness created by ignorance; there is darkness created by jealousy; there is darkness of greediness and avarice; there is darkness of desire; darkness of anger and darkness of fear.
The diya that we lit outside is constantly burning in you and in all animate and inanimate. That diya is constant in past, present and future. There was never a time when this diya was not there. Neither will ever be a time when this diya will not be there.
Realize that diya and it is Diwali on all days.