The below Diwali message by Sri Anil Chawla is one of the best ones I have come across.
Diwali is the night of no moon.It is said to be the darkest night of the year. Yet, we make it glow with our efforts and optimistic attitude to life.
At the moment, world economy is in a state of gloom, there is darkness all around. In this dark hour, we should still not lose hope. We should continue to create brightness in our own minds, our houses and the society & world as a whole.
The economic turmoil will surely claim a few victims. There is no point trying to fool ourselves that it can be a painless turbulence. The whole world is bound to be affected, though there might be differences in degrees. It will touch each one of us.
Yet, we have to remain hopeful about the future. Everything that has a beginning must end. The financial tsunami that began in the USA will surely come to an end sooner or later. The supremacy of USA and her allies is bound to end. The world is bound to be a different place in the next few years.
When the world goes through a major transition, the one who understands the transitory nature of transition is calm and relaxed. Keeping the lamp of hope and faith alive in the heart comes naturally to someone who has this wisdom.
On the eve of this Diwali, let me pray that you have the wisdom to see beyond turmoil and turbulence. May the Goddess of lights enthuse you even in the darkest hours! May you be filled with hope even when everyone else despairs!
May Diwali bring SHUBH LABH (prosperity and wealth that is good for everyone), good health, happiness and joys for you, your family and for the whole society and world.