Tamso ma Jyotirgamaya meaning Oh God, take me from darkness to light, symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Enchanting the same mantra, Diwali, the festival of lights or Deep Utsav will be celebrated on 12th November with great pomp and show.
The festival of Diwali falls on the day of Amavasya and we all know that Amavasya means absence of moon and absence of moon means darkness. Similarly, sometimes very deep darkness comes in a person’s life. Darkness means negativity. However the question remains how can we bring light in the darkness through small lamps?
Human life is a never ending process of sometimes happiness and sometimes sorrow. Aashmeen Munjaal has assisted many to get out of this belief through Shukrana. She says, “For the last four years, I have asserted that through gratitude we can continuously increase happiness in our lives. We can attract happiness in our lives by being happy in the happiness of others.”
Diwali is the time to give gifts to each other. Aashmeen emphasises that if one wants more valuable gifts in his/ her life, then first he/she has to be grateful for all the gifts he/she has received till date. Practicing it with the mentor itself has attracted gifts in their lives which were not possible before today.
Aashmeen Munjaal is a strong believer of how Diwali can be celebrated for 365 days in one’s life if they continuously practice gratitude with full devotion. She gives a lot of importance not only to gratitude but also to service, hence there is a lot of emphasis on service in her education and she keeps organizing such events from time to time so that people can come in groups and serve through the system. She says, “If we want happiness in ourselves then we have to try to bring happiness in the lives of others too, hence we should try to ensure that all the needy people around us have a good Diwali.”