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Why are festivals created

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Q&A with Sirshree

Festivals are created when someone is born whose life leads to a revolution in the world. Merry Christmas!

Festivals are created when someone is born whose life leads to a revolution in the world. Merry Christmas!

Seeker:  Why are festivals created?

Sirshree: Festivals are created when there is declaration of final liberation or enlightenment. Or when people feel that it reminds them of their ultimate goal in life – Liberation. Festivals are not created for just any occasion. Festivals are not created if someone builds a mansion. No one celebrates a festival on the day when a monument like Taj Mahal was built or some other grand palace was built. These occasions are not celebrated because of the fact that these things are done for personal reasons. They are not impersonal. Those are the personal property of someone. The launching of a movie does not become a festival. The beginning of a new television serial does not become a reason for celebrating a festival. A grand dream that one sees does not become a festival. Someone returning home from an intensive care unit having fully recovered also does not become the cause for a festival. There are only a few occasions which are celebrated as festivals. Festivals are created when someone does something after which people understand and attain liberation. Or when someone is born whose life leads to a revolution in the world, after which meaningless rituals come to an end, and people experience the Self or Truth and are reminded of the true purpose of human life. Festivals are created with only this reason in mind.

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