1. The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
  2. A source of illumination.
  3. Understanding of a problem or mystery; a particular perspective or aspect of a situation.
  4. Spiritual illumination by divine truth.
  5. A person’s opinions, standards, and abilities.
noun.  lamp – fire – illumination – shine

We are told to let our LIGHT shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.
(Dwight L. Moody)

What is the source of your inner LIGHT today? When does your inner LIGHT radiate the most?

[The WORD OF THE DAY today was inspired by the Hindu celebration of Diwali, known as “festival of lights.” Diwali falls on the one new moon night between mid-October and mid-November. This year it is on 26th October 2011. While Deepavali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the most significant spiritual meaning is “the awareness of the inner light”. Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Deepavali as the “victory of good over evil”, refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one’s true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With this awakening comes compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings anand (joy or peace). Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Deepavali is the celebration of this Inner Light. While the story behind Deepavali and the manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying Reality of all things (Brahman). (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali)]

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