How I spent my Diwali

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  1. Again excellent post. I mostly agree with what you said about Lord Ram except two places.
    1) //Atleast in this generation, the youth don’t consider Ram to be the greatest.// I think , that is not true. Many people like me belong to this generation and consider Lord Ram as the perfect symbol of morality (Right>Good). According to me, the people who thinks being Ravana is cool are either ill-informed or having serious moral crisis.
    2) // How pathetic // . I completely support what Lord Ram did there. Look, He knew the Sita is pure . Means He didn’t have a slightest doubt about Sita’s character but He also knew that a law should be same for all. If His people think that Sita should pass the purity test. Then that’s the way. No double standard. That’s why He did what He did.

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    1. 1) Its perspective.
      What’s morality to you is not morality to me.
      Rather I look at this as one episode of injustice done on every character here due to immaturity and mis guidance.

      Mis information is when you believe everything you read.
      And well informed is when you apply some brains to think.

      What Laxman did to Shirpanaka was beyond morality.
      And Raavan treated Sita with the out most respect.
      Much more respect than her own husband, Ram managed to give her.
      Moral crisis is when you support the age old tradition without looking into the facts and not apply rationality.

      2)If laws are stupid, then they are pretty useless.
      No woman needs to give purity test to any one.
      And when you are a ruler, you are suppose to change such inappropriate rules and not force your wife to follow them as well.

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      1. First let me clear one thing my comment ” Ravana being cool ” was not directed toward you.
        Second , I agree that it’s about perceptive. However,
        //And Raavan treated Sita with the utmost respect.
        Much more respect than her own husband, Ram managed to give her// I refuse to accept this. I don’t understand how exactly kidnapping someone else’s wife then treating her OK because you know if you touch her you will burn due to some kind of curse is morally better than taking part in difficult war just to bring back your wife because you can’t live without her?
        Also, 2) point , are you saying Lord Ram could have said something like this . ” Let’s change the law because now it affects my wife. Today on wards there will be no purity test”. This is similar kind thing you see happening around our society ” Let’s change the law because now my son/daughter is getting affected”.
        My point is Lord Ram did on the basis of laws at that point. He respected state of, if I use a word ,a constitution. Now whether the law is fair or stupid is different kind of discussion.

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      2. 1) Ram loved his wife.
        But he was misguided. He fought a war to save her. And in a way also his own honor.
        Sometimes love is not enough. The need to stand and support your partner is one of the most important thing as well.

        Raavan’s sister was insulted and humiliated in the worst possible way.
        Then why did Ram not take actions against his brother if rules are equal for everyone.
        Raavan did what he had to do, in a situation of sensitivity and anger for his own sister.
        But he never insulted Sita.

        2) If you can’t change a law and stop malpractice, then you are not being a very good ruler isn’t it.
        Even worse is knowingly implementing it on his own family.
        Just like his countrymen, he had a responsibility towards his family.
        And his family is also part of his countrymen.
        Otherwise he shouldn’t have married.

        Ram did many things he never wanted to do. He deeply loved her.
        But he was manipulated and emotionally blackmailed.

        He destroyed his life like this.
        Ram was definitely a face of truth and morality. That’s why he’s worshipped.
        But he was also controlled by some unscrupulous people around him.

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      3. I think in a way you are also right. I mean Lord Ram wasn’t perfect (may be nearly perfect). So do none of us. We are humans , we have emotions. As you said , we have our own perspective, own philosophy. In a way , Ramayan & Mahabahrat is all about this imperfection.A constant struggle of morality. And its consequences.And that could be the reason why we can relate to them even today. No one is purely good or purely bad. That’s why Lord Ram sent his brother Lakshman to Ravana to learn his wisdom when he(Ravana) was about to die.

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  2. Haha… Quite a long post yet interesting… What!! You almost told whole of the Ramayana?? Did you know this, in Telugu there is a famous saying ” Katte kotte teche” this is whole Ramayana in 3 words… May be that takes so long for you to figure out, what those three words actually mean…
    Anyways glad you celebrated eco friendly Diwali…
    And yeah get ready for my attack on mail… Just kidding😜😜😜
    Bye, see you..

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  3. Very fascinating story about Ram and Diwali. I cannot help but think that this is the god that FCA named their full-sized pickups after. Anyway…
    The monkey-dude is also very fascinating. Its existence is supported by many ancient accounts of Nephelim. These were creatures that were half angel, half human. They often had the appearance of some sort of amalgamation of man and beast.
    All these stories contain clues everywhere, but it is always best to be consciously aware, fully in our higher self. Then instead of being manipulated or following in someone else’s footsteps, we will know the optimal answer to go with the moment.
    Loved the blog. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much for going through my blog!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Half man half beast is a very interesting topic πŸ™‚
      Maybe some of them were genetic modification experiments……

      And yes its always important to be conscious and take actions accordingly. Getting manipulated doesn’t help anyone!! πŸ˜‰

      Wishing you an advanced Happy Thanksgiving day!! πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you! I did have a Happy Thanksgiving day on October 12, btw. πŸ˜‰
        Yes, the Nephilim are very interesting. They are not human experiments though. They are the handiwork of the gods (meaning lower spirits and not supreme God). It may surprise some to find that forms of Nephilim are still around today – though largely unnoticed.
        It is through the conscious eye that these can be detected. (-)
        I wish you well in your studies. ~~

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      2. Thank you πŸ™‚
        I’m sorry for the late reply, having 2 exams per day throughout the week.
        Nephilim sure seems extremely interesting!!
        Is it related to demi gods?
        Ofcourse I’ll read more on it soon and try to learn more of it, thank you πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      Doing the mehendi was fun!! πŸ™‚
      I also can’t accept what Ram did to Sita.
      Its very cruel. Even though he loved her immensely, but sometimes its not enough. You have to fight for your love πŸ™‚

      So how was your diwali??

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    1. Thank you so much Nicolite!! That’s so nice of you πŸ™‚
      Yeah exams knocking on the door πŸ˜‰
      And the food is really yummy lol. Hope you get to check in some Indian restaurant and taste it someday!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ You’re gonna definitely love it πŸ™‚

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  4. mithai .. My friend.. Happy belated diwali.. Many ppl have forgotten the essence of diwali. It reminds of defeating ur inner demons and light the lamp of knowledge within us is what I believe. Mehendi mast hain .. Tum to kamaal ho yaar.. Aur ha khane pe kabhi bulao .. Indian food during festival are tastiest..

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    1. Happy belated diwali Sup!!
      Did you have fun?? πŸ™‚

      Its true enlightening ourselves both spiritually and in knowledge is the most important goal!! πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I loved doing the mehendi!! πŸ˜€
      Indian food is my fav specially paneer!!
      Lol I always enjoy your comments, what did you have this diwali?? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      1. I came to hometown . spending time with family and cousins . sometimes office ppl bug me inspite of sending automatic replies that I do not have access to emails.. Ya.. Everyday mithai at my home.. So mithai ki yaad aa gayi.. Mithai rocks.. Haha Paneer is my favorite too .. Got some gifts to family. Unki khushi merit khushi..

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      2. I’m sorry for the late reply Sup, having exams throughout the week.
        But its great to hear about so much fun you guys are having!!
        All my cousins live very far away so we don’t get to meet so often.
        Cool name I have isn’t it, even people who don’t like me can’t forget me during festivals haha :p
        I love paneer too!! Maybe even more than pizza lol
        Keep enjoying, office and all will always be there but its the small moments that count!! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much!! πŸ˜€
      It was fun doing the mehendi after a long time πŸ™‚
      Yeah money goes off real quick but its also extremely fun!! πŸ˜€
      I haven’t been bursting any crackers for the last 2 years but love watching my neighbors light up the neighborhood πŸ˜€

      Wishing you an advanced Happy Thanksgiving!! πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you…It will be good fun, though there are no fireworks. We do have parades and running rices in the morning that are called Turkey Trots. It allows the healthy among us feel better about eating too much later. Cheers!

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      2. I’m sorry for the late reply.
        Having two exams per day throughout the week.

        And that’s a great practice, parades and turkey Trots lol!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!! πŸ™‚
        Cheers!!

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  5. Honestly you can be a great hand model…..For that matter you have a pretty face. I wish I could shot you. Just don’t take it the wrong way, it is a complement!! I know how Indian girls think.

    By the way a belated ‘HAPPY DIWALI’~~!!!

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    1. Hello how’ve you been? πŸ™‚
      I’m sorry for the late reply, having 2 exams per day throughout the week!! Will continue till 18th December……gosh

      And lol some of my other blogger friends around the world have also asked to click pictures of me.
      Thanks a lot, I feel very happy and honored.
      There’s no one to click pictures of me. So sometimes I only take some selfies haha πŸ˜‰

      And thank you so much, before coming to the blog I had no idea that I can have an alternate career as hand model lol πŸ˜‰
      My mom says she’s afraid to hold my hand as it feels that the fingers’ll break like twigs any moment haha :p

      Great talking to you!!
      Have a wonderful day and wishing you an advanced Happy Thanksgiving!! πŸ™‚

      And a very happy belated diwali!! πŸ™‚

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      1. So nice to hear from you. I love your long chatty replies, its just wonderful to read!!

        I guess you don’t observe Thanksgiving since it is a very American thing. We will be at it next Thursday when most people eat turkey for a hearty lunch that goes on all day. Honestly I hate turkey, so thats not for me.And by the way Thanksgiving is a very circular sort of celebration.All thought I like the football part of it-American football that is-sit on the couch with family and friends and enjoy the day.

        You are so funny-about your dainty fingers that is- well shaped fingers divulges your nature and character, did you know? Feet also by the way. That is a whole other story to get into now.

        Keep in touch, bye for now…..

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      2. Lol that’s a great thing you said πŸ˜€
        Infact I too look at a person’s hand the first time I meet someone.
        Till now judging someone by their fingers’ve been foolproof. πŸ˜‰

        And I also eat only chicken.
        This one time I had gone vegetarian for 6 months but got real weak without the protein….. So I only eat chicken these days. πŸ™‚

        I hope you have great fun watching the football match!!
        In a way I feel watching matches on tv with close ones and good food is the best way to enjoy a game!! πŸ˜€

        Best of luck (y)
        Have a great day πŸ™‚

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  6. Diwali Wishes.. Good interpretation πŸ™‚ I would like add one more moral learnt from the Ramayan. “Don’t marry twice. Stick with one wife at a time” :p. If the King didn’t marry the second evil queen. Ram wouldn’t have gone to the forest. Lakshman wouldn’t have met Ravan’s sis.. No War. Society wouldn’t have gossiped about Sita and Ravan. πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m sorry for the late reply, having 2 exams per day throughout the week.

      And that’s the best thing you said lol.
      Its definitely the best option sticking to only 1 marriage πŸ˜‰
      Its just leads to a butterfly effect of chaos, haha greatly pointed out :p

      I hope you had a great Diwali!!
      Lots of best wishes to you πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m sorry for the late reply, having 2 exams per day throughout the week.

      Thank you so much for going through my post!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      Means a lot πŸ™‚
      Doing the mehendi was fun after a long time πŸ™‚

      Hope you had a great diwali!! πŸ˜€

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    1. A very happy belated diwali to you Bobby!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      How was your diwali??
      Dude winter starts for me the day I switch off the fan in the morning πŸ˜‰ lol :p
      And thank you, doing mehendi after a long time was very funn….we used to do it in school days when it wasn’t allowed but now we hardly get time πŸ™‚
      I also love South Indian food!! I even wanted to order idli with dosa lol
      Overall diwali was very chillaxed!! πŸ˜€
      Hope your diwali was also very lightful and filled with joy πŸ˜€

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      1. I’m sorry for the late reply Bobby!!
        Having 2 exams per day throughout the week.

        And great to hear that you had a wonderful Diwali!! πŸ˜€
        I too am still floating in the festivities lol Waiting eagerly for Christmas!!
        Cheers!! πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy Diwali Mithai Di πŸ™‚
    Well abt that 1st pic in d blog..that resembles my point of view so much! That’s d very thing I say when ppl ask me why did I stop firing those crackers since 3 yrs..I always used to say..its like burning ur hard earned notes,emitting colours and sound..1000 rs up in a sec! Boom! 😜 I used to say (and still says) to instead spend that money on other things like going to a restaurant with family and spending some quality time with them. πŸ™‚

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    1. A very happy belated diwali to you Sooraj!!
      Sorry for the late reply yaar, exams going on πŸ˜‰
      And I completely agree with you!!
      Its much better to spend it on something that’s gonna last longer.
      Crackers are fun as kids, but not every year. When you grow up you realise there are even better ways to celebrate diwali πŸ™‚
      Spending on some sumptuous food with family is definitely the best idea!! πŸ˜€

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  8. Well this Diwali,I finished my 35th book. πŸ˜› The RamChandra Series: Book1 :Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish. Great one from Amish as always! πŸ™‚

    Give it a try if time permits πŸ™‚

    Warning: After those zillion engg exams! 😜

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  9. that was very nice post indeed…many people out there will support your view…but somtimes we fail to point out wrong side of someone to whom we set on pedestal…especially character like ram from hindu mythology…I appreciate your perception..and remember this qoute…Don’t feel alone even gods were conflicted…

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  10. one more interesting thing…we date back our culture to 4500 approximately…but we hav found some ancient artifacts and human made structures under the sea near costal area of Tranquebar -poompuhur in tamilnadu….also NIO(national institute of oceanography ) have briefly researched ancient city of dwarka the proof of existence of lord krishna..which is actually like a finding holly grail to Christians…so my point is we all are not aware of some missing pages in history which are totally surprising and filled with amazing things yet to be discovered…and answer to why we shld know all this things from history is because the famous saying goes….those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it…iam very thankful to you for putting forward this aspect of festivals so that we all can know about it

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    1. Heyy Pete I’m sorry for the late reply!! My exams just got over πŸ™‚
      Thank you for visiting and all your wishes πŸ˜€
      I too wish you a very happy weekend and an exciting Christmas coming ahead!!
      Cheers πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Heyy Mopana sorry for the late reply, just got over with my exams!! Great to talk to someone who’s still in school!! Fun days πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      Btw what’s the meaning of your lovely name πŸ™‚
      Best of luck with your studies!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
      I’m sorry for the late reply, my exams just got over πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing your experience, it must have been very fun πŸ˜€ I too find the diverse elements of different religion very fascinating!! πŸ˜€
      Have an amazing day!!

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    1. Thank you so much for again visiting!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
      My blogs can be very loooong πŸ˜‰ I’m very happy to had the patience to go through it πŸ˜‰
      Aiming towards shorter blogs next time πŸ˜‰
      Anyways how are your Christmas preparations going?? πŸ™‚

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  11. Mithai, the way you describe Diwali makes me think of all the crackers people spend instead of good time spent in listening, hiking, dancing and playing games together. I like the lights and flash but the quiet moments are the ones I remember. I like the way you painted your hand with your mehemdi art. I was a big doodle but unlike some kids it helped me focus, not distract me from.my studies. You are very talented, Mithai! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the story behind the celebration. This is belated but I had thought I wrote something back in November. Must have not waited on my cell phone until the comment posted. Just sending you a happy new year, Mithai. Smiles, Robin

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    1. Thank you so much for your always so kind words πŸ™‚
      Even though I didn’t do anything much on diwali, it was still fun celebrating it quietly at home πŸ˜€
      Hope you had a great time at new year πŸ™‚
      ❀ ❀

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  12. Diwali looks such an amazing festival, and I know Hindus love to celebrate it with lots of cards and gifts and family get-togethers. We have some large communities of Indian people here in the UK, who hold Diwali celebrations. In Leicester, the city is beautifully decorated up for it. Children here learn about Hinduism (and other religions) in school, and the story of Rama and Sita is always popular with them. You did very well to decorate your hand on your own! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!! πŸ˜€
      You brought a smile to my face!! πŸ™‚
      I’m very happy you visited my blog and went through my posts.
      And I’m looking forward to go through more of your posts, more to see more to learn from them πŸ˜€
      Lots of love and best wishes πŸ™‚

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