Diwali is this week! I love the symbolism of the ‘festival of lights’ and find the tradition incredibly beautiful and inspiring.
One of my favorite bits of verse is from a Sanskrit hymn called Jyota se jyota, which Diwali often reminds me of.
Mera antara timira mitavo
Sadguru jyota se jyota jagavo
Loosely translated, that is:
Remove the darkness covering my heart
Light my light with yours, Lord
Those two short lines strike me as one of the most profound and sincere prayers I’ve ever heard, and I try to remember them often. May we all see by one another’s light this week.