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Subhashita

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शुभं करोति कल्याणम् आरोग्यं धनसम्पदः|
शत्रुबुद्धि विनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोस्तुते||

Transliteration:

shubhaM karoti kalyaaNam aarogyaM dhanasampadaH
shatrubuddhi vinaashaaya deepajyotirnamostute

Meaning of the subhAShita: 

The bestow-er of auspiciousness, fortune, health, wealth, prostrations to thee, O light of the lamp, for the destruction of the attitude of enmity.

Commentary:

A lamp is a symbol of not only light, but also knowledge.  Just as it eradicates darkness where it is, the light of knowledge eradicates ignorance.  It is the ignorance of the ego which differentiates – one’s from others’, his from her’s, mine from yours.  Where there is differentiation, there is either an inferiority or superiority complex.  That leads to jealousy, which in turn to enmity.  The light of knowledge cuts out this cycle in the very bud.  For the one who is aware that there is the same light of the Supreme power in everyone, there is no room for enmity!

May the light of that lamp flourish in each home and heart.  May it bestow good fortune, health, wealth and austerity to all.  May the spiritual growth and wealth of all increase abundantly now and always.

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Source: VijayaRaghavan R vijiranga@gmail.com and image from just2minute.com 

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