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Wishing everyone a Happy Deepavali!

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Om Jai Sai Ram! Verily only by resorting the Sadguru can one drive out the darkness of ignorance. If the devotee, puts the wick of dispassion in the oil of bhakthi (devotion) and light it with the light of Jnana (Knowledge), then only can he drive out the darkness called ignorance, which exists in the form of our many desires and our ego. I wish all the readers a happy and prosperous Deepavali. May god bless you with a bright and prosperous year ahead. Deepavali is a very important festival to those who follow Sanathana dharma, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. I think many people would have learnt this fact, as the US president Barak Obama himself lit a lamp for Deepavali in the White House and in his message to the world, told the significance of Deepavali. The Samskrita verse "Lead me from untruth to truth, lead me from darkness to light, lead me from the cycle of life and death to immortality, peace peace peace!" (In Samskrita "Asatoma Sadgamaya, Tamasoma Jyotirgama…

Santha Jnaneshwar : The piligrimage with Santha Namadeva

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Om Jai Sai Ram! Verily the Sadguru alone is the truth and all else is an illusion. The truth is that god is! He is the creator and he is the creation. The creation, sustenance and dissolution are merely his illusory powers. The truth being that he is! And to realize this, we must resort to a Sadguru, and if the ego be submitted to the lotus feet of the Sadguru, the wall of distinction between the guru and the devotee disappears and the seeker (devotee) realizes that "soham" (I am that). Verily submitting the ego does not mean that we think low of ourselves. For our true nature is Brahman itself! Our true nature is the Sadguru himself. The false ego or this "I" prevents us from exercising our full potential. And it is for this reason that I submit my ego at the lotus feet of Sadguru, and beseech him to help me describe his glory.
In the last post on Santha Jnaneshwara, I described how Namadeva met his guru Visoba, and through him realized the true nature of Pandurang…