Musings on a Diwali Morning
In praise of wealth
The Goddess Laxmi is said to be fickle and only stays in your house if you have a healthy respect for her. Welcome her with grace and enjoy the bounty she brings to you.
Getting ready to welcome the Goddess
However, there were a few early birds waiting to catch the worms like me ( vendors don’t like to turn away the first customer of the day which is referred to as ” Bohoni” believing that a good first sale will bring them luck for the rest of the day), so I was a welcome menace to the few who were ready to wait on me.
I saw a vendor putting out his wares of clay idols of Laxmi and Ganesha to be used for the Puja this evening. I actually have been doing a Laxmi Puja without these idols simply because that’s what I’d seen my mother do while growing up. But the man explained to me that these idols are specially made only for this Puja and that one is supposed to worship them and immerse them the following year. These pretty little Ganeshas and Laxmis are made in Kolkata but I’ve seen simple terracotta ones too. Laxmi Puja this evening is from 6-8.30 so I will make sure my doors are wide open, all the house well lit so that the Goddess of Wealth doesn’t pass us by!
Creating Wealth & Abundance
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties ~ Erich Fromm
I’d like to encourage everyone to create wealth and abundance in their lives.
- Think out of the box
- Exploit your talents
- Make your money work for you
- Abandon all fear