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Lighting Lamp – Symbol Of Inner Light In All Animate And Inanimate

In almost every home of a practicing Hindu a lamp is lit daily morning or evening. In some houses the lamp is lit at dawn and dusk. In some houses, the lamp is lit continuously. All auspicious events in Hinduism begin with the lighting of a lamp. Light in Hinduism symbolizes knowledge. It is the representative of Surya, the sun god, who is the Pratyaksha Brahman or the visible god. No life can exist without the sun. This was understood by ancient teachers of Hinduism. The lamp thus represents Sun. Light in Hindu tradition is associated with removal of ignorance. Darkness gives rise to confusion and fear. In darkness we think the unreal to be real. This fear and confusion can only be removed with the help of light. The flame of the lamp burns upwards. It is asking us to move towards the higher ideal. The lamp is also a representation of inner light. It represents the Brahman present in all animate and inanimate. Meditating on the wick of the lamp removes the igno

Do What We Love Doing

Always do what we love doing. The job we are doing should satisfy us first. If we are not happy doing the job, then at some point of time we will be depressed and frustrated. Doing something just for money will soon attract trouble. Try to be best at what we are doing. When we are an authority in our field, we cannot be easily replaced. Avoid friendship of negative and narrow-minded people. Such people are always followers. They never have any independent decisions. They always move with the crowd. They hate people who do what they love doing. They are miserable and cannot stand seeing people happy. It is true we cannot do everything all alone. But that does not mean when we get an opportunity to lead we should put our hands down. Grab opportunities with confidence. We may climb up the ladder but always remember the ladder needs a ground to stand. Be aware about what is happening in the lower level. Remain in constant touch with those below you. Do not sit and rest aft