As friends around the world gather to…

As friends around the world gather to…

As friends around the world gather to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light, I find myself thinking about how important the idea is in this day and age. If you’re not familiar with it, Diwali (or Tihar in Nepal) is a grand festival of light – both visual and spiritual – and celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, and light over darkness. As our world seems ever more consumed with hatred and violence, division and destruction, anger, vitriol, and spite, let’s all bring some light into our corners, some hope into this world, and remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction. The chain reaction of evil must
be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” #liveyouradventure #lettherebelight #diwali #lightoverdarkness #Tihar #martinlutherkingjr #goodoverevil

Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh

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