26 October 2011

Thimble 93 - Be a Light

Today is the Hindu festival of Diwali. It actually extends over several days, each with it's own stories significance and celebrations.

Regardless of the mythological explanation one prefers, what the festival of lights really stands for today is a reaffirmation of hope, a renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a religiously sanctioned celebration of the simple - and some not so simple - joys of life.

Times of India editorial

Diwali day is a time to wish everyone Peace and Prosperity for the new year. A time to celebrate the victory of Good over Evil and Light over Darkness...

'Fill the Heart with the oil of Love.

Place in it the wick of single-pointed mind.
Light it with the Knowledge of Truth
and remove the darkness of Ignorance around you.
Just as one lamp can light many lamps;
let each youth kindle this Light in many hearts.'


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Can one everyday person really make a difference and change the world? Isn't that a bit like trying to empty the ocean with a thimble?

Maybe... but what if you got everyone to help you?
What if we bailed with a billion thimbles?

These are my Thimblefuls for Peace... I hope they make you think.