Friday, October 20

Lamps Of Love

Guys my mood just got better and better...why cos you guys made sure I got better. I'm so lucky, I mean really lucky to have such a loving and caring bunch of friends always here for me. None of my family or friends have such a big crowd always offering love and support like I have here. So I guess even if I don't have anything else in life, having all of you to fill my senses, to lift me up, to quench my thirst of love, to be my crutches when I can't walk, to remind me the tune of my song when it seems to fade, to be there when everyone else have left and to grant me vision when I'm blind has made me rise up and march ahead. Nothing can conquer my spirits as long as I have you. Your love will keep me alive. Thank you so much for being my guiding light!

Talking about lights, it's Diwali (Deepavali) tomorrow - the Light festival that's celebrated by Hindus around the world. I remember my post about Diwali last year - read it
here if you have time. Diwali is not only about dressing up in new clothes, lighting diyas (lamps), eating sweets and going to temple. It's also about renewing your heart. Adding some light into the darknesses that may be bothering you and others in your life. It's about lighting up your lives in a way that changes you and others around you positively. Now think about a lamp in the following manner:

Imagine the lamp is your Heart. The oil is Love. The wick is the Ego. The matchstick is the Sacrifice. The Fire (light) is Spiritualism. So when you light the lamp of your heart with the matchstick of sacrifice and the fire of spiritualism, you are burning the wick of your ego with the help of the oil of love. To get the love in your heart to work effectively, you've got to sacrifice alot and burn the ego and other life-ruining emotions with the light of spiritualism. This will take you from darkness to light. What's the use of a lamp if it's not lighted? Likewise what's the use of a heart if it can't use the love it has, to spread light?

So this Diwali, light up your hearts and spread some love, real love - not just verbal kind. Try to apply this in your lives and see how bright your lives can get. It doesn't mean you'll have a rosy and easy life, but when you have defeated your own ego, you can be content in any situation and with anyone. (btw don't assume I have achieved it fully - I'm learning too). The strongest weapon one can have is true spiritualism. And people will see how bright and beautiful you have become. So light up your life, spread some real love and light to everyone else around you. Tomorrow I'm going to light up alot of colorful clay lamps and leave them in my balcony, and we will dress up and go to the temple. This year I wanna pray for strength in everyone's heart to realise that love should be spread to be effective for you and everyone else. Happy Diwali my dear ones and thanks for being the many lights in my life!

~~Dedicated to ALL OF YOU.

Current Music: My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

109 Cranium Signets:

samuru999 said...

Hi Beautiful Butterfly...
I just read your comment on my
latest post!
I'm so glad you are much better
Have a beatiful, happy Diwali!

Wishing peace, love n joy to
you always Keshi!


AnonymousBlogger said...

Happy Deepavali. Thanks to Deepa, I know what the holiday is all about.

Enjoy it.

deeewana said...

Diwali is about making it with your deewana

deeewana said...

u have come a long way baby
do u really need your mom moderator now?

its time to fly the nest

deeewana said...

i am being nosy now
wat brought out the sadness in u?

u can tell us

deeewana said...

Happy deepawali

deeewana said...

So many nights, Id sit by my window,
Waiting for someone to sing me his song.

So many dreams, I kept deep inside me,
Alone in the dark, but now youve come along.

And you light up my life,
You give me hope, to carry on.
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song.

Rollin at sea, adrift on the waters
Could it be finally, Im turning for home
Finally a chance to say, hey, I love you
Never again to be all alone.

And you light up my life,
You give me hope, to carry on.
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song.

You, you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on

You light up my days
And fill my nights with song

It cant be wrong, when it feels so right

cause you, you light up my life.

deeewana said...

by a strange coincidence
the girl in my life was blue too yesterday

i made her cry
was some joke i joked

i am an asshole

Jewel Rays said...

*smiles* A beautiful post Keshi. And i am glad that your smile has returned. And thats such a beautiful insight about the lamps. A pretty encouraging post for me i must say... Am looking forward to Diwali day when i will remember to be a lamp that shows love no matter what..I hope it will work out!!

cheers lady! and Happy Diwali to you and all da other blogmates...


Kautilya said...

Happy Diwaly lady...
Happy Diwali!

Ash said...

Happy Diwali Keshi!

Love you bunches,

Anonymous said...

Happy deepawali...:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Keshi

Now that is the old Keshi we have all come to adore.

I studied Diwali as part of a course. I feel we did not cover it in detail. I know it has to do with renewal of spirit and the casting off of unwanted spirit (ego). I am very interested in cultures, religions, worship etc... .

The way in which you describe it makes it sounds so beautiful.

So please have a good holiday and may you us it as a life ring in your life; so you can start anew.

The very best of wishes


Jim said...

Pain is a measure of your resistance to change

Eclipsed Thoughts said...

Nice that KAP came back to her old smiley self... yay yay!!

A very happy deepavali to you. And i already lit few lamps yesterday... for us, depaavali began yesterday (will last for 5 days). Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

A very sweet dedication Keshi :)
Like the lamp theory. It's a very nice analogy with life. Very nicely said. Though its easy said than done, but surely worth the try. You beam like a 1000 watts bulb when you are lighted so be lighted :) Happy diwali!! :)

desperado said...

HAAPY DIWALI PRINCESS.....hehe yeah tht was cheesy..but u'll feel good after hearing princess i bet ..;)

me not going home dis diwali will be a bit dull..but den i expect u too have fun of my share as well :)

have a great great time...n keep smiling looks good on you

n diwali wishes to ur dear family too...actual as well as the blog family :)

Anonymous said...

hi maiiteee :)
the thing about the "dheep".. :).. was nice.

plenty of hugz goin around i see :)..
Ofcourse we are all here to quench that thirst.. but we are fillers.. like clay.. we shape shift and help u out.. ofcourse vice versa...
So u see, only u can experience and present it like you :)...
and there are just a lot of people for one person to cater or be catered by.. so ... again.. that supplements the point above...
And love your folks like they are your friends (may be bratty ones.. but still friends ;)...

wish u a happy diwali!! Light it up mayt! :)

Anonymous said...

Have a great Diwali Keshi! Nice post, and again, good selection of images too...

lee said...

Ah keshi - you're listening to George Harrison. I love George :).

Neers said...

this is the first time i am proud to be a part of this lil big group.... no egoes, no hassles.... all love and leg pulling.... Kesh, have a blasting diwali!!

Anonymous said...

witch's business? would that be the commenting business keshi? ;)
couldn't help asking it ;) LOL

Anonymous said...

A beautiful post!
Happy Diwali!

Aditi said...

Beautiful message about diwali..
Happy diwali to u too keshi!!
We cheer u up but its also because u are so willing to see the positive side of things...
keep smiling!!

punjabi~car~freak! said...

A big HAPPY DIWALI to you toooo

Lets hope this Diwali is rocKing for everyone

and I'm happy that u are happy

Anonymous said...

Heylo Madam....We are always here with you to brighten your day n cheer you up.....:) :)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali.. !!!!

my first diwali here in Chennai...

Twisted DNA said...

hey! Happy to see you back to your usual self. Happy Diwali.

Karthik B.S. said...

happy diwali to you too! :)

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

My Sweet Keshi,
I am happy you are happy.

Let me share the Word of God with as Jesus Christ says:

13."You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men".

14."You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden".

15."Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house".

16. "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven".

So keep on shining for it is the Lord's doing and you are marvelous in our eyes and we give glory to God for your good works.

May every day by day of your life be more beautiful and wonderful than ever before.

Cheers and God bless.

Maya Cassis said...

Happy Diwali Keshi!I liked the part about the ego burning down.nice one

Vivek Panda said...

wishing u a rocking diwali to u too my darling friend!! i hope u a season full of happiness and hope!! do remember me amongst ur gazillions of admirers!!

Scihifigeek said...

Hi Keshi,

I was searching 4 u in orkut.
Could'nt find u :(

R u there in orkut?
That was a good post wishing evryone diwali [deepavali]

Die Muräne said...

Diwali - never heard before. But it sounds very good and heartfull to me!
I think I'll have my own kind of it this weekend.

Akshay said...

Keshi, once again an awesome post. Wishing you and your family a very happy and a prosperous Diwali. Njoi.

Silvara said...

Heya Keshi - I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better :) Happy Diwali sweetheart and I hope that the light from the diya can light up your life as well. :)

Mwah :)

PrAcHi said...

Hello keshi, I have seen ur comments on AB’s blog. Read ur blog for the first time. Just loved it :)… Wish you a very happy diwali.

mommyof2 said...

Happy Diwali!!:-)

Anonymous said...

*Nothing can conquer my spirits as long as I have you. Your love will keep me alive. Thank you so much for being my guiding light!*

Wow! Raises a collar. Gives a thumbs up.

Anyways, for me Diwali is about getting back with tthe family.

It is one puja I don't wish to miss.

Lots of people have lots of meaning drawn from Diwali. It is more about colour and vigour for me.

I hope U light many many lamps around your place...

Wishing U and people around U million greetings on Diwali.

As much we all are responsible for pulling u out of the somber moods I think ur family too is in a way responsible.
With due Care.

Vivhyd said...

Hey Keshi.. Wish u very happy n prosperous diwali.. thnc for the sweet card.. take care

twistedtruth said...

Happy Diwali. Talking of weapons, check out the battle on my blog.

Anonymous said...

May This Diwali be as bright as ever.
May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
May this Diwali bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for.
May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend the earth.
May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony

smile na Kesh ^_^ muaahh!! enjoyy and take some pics. of the celebration ok? see ya later! got my email na... hope u like it!


Ganesh Ranganathan said...

Happy Diwali to you, Keshi

By the way, are you Indian??

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones.

Has to be me said...

Sweet post! Gr8 2 note that u r back in full form!
Happy Diwali to u & ur family! Have a blast of a good time! :)

fergal said...

what do the mouse & keyboard symbolise? ;-D

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Diwali to you.... :)

adi said...

Shubh Deepawali Keshi
now that's a nice smile :)
have a great day

indianangel said...

Happy diwali keshi! will come back later for detailed comments:)

ANKIT said...

hey,,,keshi.....superb posting as usaul....!!!

liked the song,,,!!

and yeh YAAAAAAAAPPPY DIWALI...hope the coming new year ushers in the happiest moments of your life..(that includes finding your mr. right,, :-) !!!!!!

good to have you as a friend,,,


mathew said...

have a great diwali..pray u have many reasons to smile!!

Foodie's Hope said...

Happy Diwali to you!!:))

I see you are back!!YAY!!!

Get that bright light in your heart and your soul! Do wear your best and eat your fav dessert!!Meet your best friends!!Light some candles and read your best loved book! That's Deepavali is all about!!Pure joy!!

I will always be with you in spirit no matter what!! Have fun, Keshi!!*HUGS* and best wishes for your future!!

Nikita said...


This Diwali here's wishing you
All shades of happiness and,
All rays of hope
For you and your family.

Het Waghela said...


THanks for the lovely card. Excellent post. I somehow managed to make a post for diwali.

Card was really amazing. It was good one.

Will peak thru other post also soon!

Mayur said...

Nice to have Keshi back to her cheerful best :)
Happy Diwali to you as well!!
Keep smiling :)

Anonymous said...

You are the light that shines around here Keshi girl. You are what illuminates goodness. You are the essense of love....please don't ever forget that!!!

have a terrific weekend :)

Cherrypie said...

Happy diwali x

Phoenix said...

happy diwali...
to u and everyone else and me too, as i celebrate it so many miles away from home!

Autumn Storm said...

Shine a light on others and it's glow will reflect back upon you. That's what you have here, Kesh, when your own went a little dim you were still lit up in reflection. So glad to see you smiling.
Happy Deepavali, x

krystyna said...

Great post.Thanks for such inspiring and lovely words.It is so touchung.Thanks and thanks.
Blessing to you and Happy Diwali!!!

Anonymous said...

Hap-Hap-Happy Daiwali Day Keshi .

Blessed said...

we all get down but no matter how down we get we must get up. we must see the light. we must have faith, we must have hope, we must remember we are loved!
You know when we get down and blue, we think we know what others are going thru just becuz we too have been down. That's not the case. As we all are alike we are all so different. That's why I never say, "I know" or "I understand" becuz until we have walked in someone elses shoes we don't have a clue!
Blessing my dear Keshi! You are special, wonderful, awesome, genuine. A bright light here in blog world and an even brighter light in the outside world.

Anonymous said...

Hi Keshi!!

Im glad that you re better now,full of lights.Im sorry I missed some of your posts.I just cant blog everyday,my dear :)

Love is in the air!!A lucky girl you are coz you are loved by the bunch of people,and you love them in return(including me?)LOL.

yeah,I include myself loving you,of course.

Happy Diwali Festival.Its an awesome festi,beautiful and romantic.I wanna see that in person someday :D

Enjoy the weekend Keshi!Have fun!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali Keshi!!! good to hear your mood is better now. Have a nice time, and enjoy... :)

Anonymous said...

Tagged, you are... Check my blog, you should... (Better the result will be this time, I hope)

Anonymous said...

Wish you a very Happy Diwali Keshi!!

take care and enjoy those sweets!!


saby said...


u r anal retentive sometimes
much too often

saby said...

my girl told me dat about me
i tot dat was a good ting

it was only later dat i learned
she meant I AM FULL OF SHIT

Cocaine Jesus said...

it is the weekend and keshi is doing what keshi does best...having fun.
happy diwali hon.

sanjay jha said...

happy dipavali keshi

Michelle said...

Happy Diwali keshi!

Pranay said...

My first visit here...
U write well...
Happy Diwali.
Do you know the no. of blogs in which u r in the links?

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Happy Diwali babes .. what u plans?

indianangel said...

cool post keshi! hope you had a great time this diwali!
//oil is the love....
Yeah, but this oil sticks! and sometimes love sucks! just kidding anyway, you too have a lovely time ahead, and hope the almighty bestows you with even more happiness and joy in life.
Take care.

niki yokota said...

heyyyy love this line!!
>Nothing can conquer my spirits as long as I have you. Your love will keep me alive.

havent moved this much in a long time. beautiful post, keshi-chan!!
thanking u and Happy Diwali to u tooo!!

Schrodingers cat said...

Happy Diwali. Good analogy for explaining the ego.



Shionge said...

Oh Keshi...anytime...anytime and glad to know that your spirit has been lifted out. All of us here would be so happy.

I truly believe that friendship as with any relationship needs to be nurtured and hey....we're all here nurturing each other through ups and downs :D

Have a cheery day always!

WhatEver You're said...

Hey Keshi... long time didn't read your blog... and seems your blog always making me so inspiral in writing... lolz.... anyway... here's wishing you a very very happy deepavali !!!!!!!!! enjoy your holiday ya....take care =)

Sujit said...

Happy deepavali :)... great you are going to have nice time and good insight of the lamp of light!.. liked it! :)..
have a nice time ..

Me strugling with simulations and work :(.. need to send 2 papers by monday night.. by diya.. is the output on the monitor.. and the sacrifice is the tme to spend with others.. ego.. i don;t have any :(.. match stick is the fuel to be awake whole day and work :).. howz that?

angel said...

Happy Happy Deepavali Keshi!
its an excellent excuse to go shopping for new clothes heh heh- i hope you get to enjoy the lights and fireworks... its raining in most parts of south africa which puts a considerable damper on the festivities (scuse the pun)!

Jim said...

dis is for guys who cheat on their wives

Watch it guys
dis may happen to u too

Dewaker Basnet said...

hey keshi,
wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali :)

Ekta said...

Hey girl,
very well written post...brings out the true spirit of diwali...heres wishing you and family a very happy diwali!

amitsinha said...

You know keshi, u are saying that u gain strength form all of us. I sincerly accept that I gained strength from ur post. I just had a life time breakup with one of my best friend just a day before Diwali. I am unable to forget her till now. I spent only 2 months with my friend , but it was like a century filled with fun , emotions and real caring. we had to break the frenship because of a third person, was feeling low, but I think I will gain a bit of strength from ur post.

Shitrint said...

Hey Happy Diwali!!
Glad to know ur in good spirits now!

Pri said...

here's wishng u a very happy diwali packed wth fun, joy n happiness the whole year ahead...:)
hav been awfully busy lately...:(
u must hav guessed frm my frequent dissapearance stunts frm the blogosphere:(..hope to catch up wth all the posts ive missed on...
hav fun!!! :)

Anonymous said...

happy diwali to u too
well thats the beauty of every festival, you can interpret and celebrate it your way.
wonderful interpretation.

Cazzie!!! said...

Keshi, I just looked up the meaning of diwali and it is a great tradition for sure..use this time to reflect and to make strong your friendships...and you will find love reflected upon certainly have it from here hon :)

Anonymous said...

happy Diwali buddy...
nice post... loved reading it...

Anonymous said...

HI Keshi!!! happy diwali!!! hope u had fun! :)

and yeah.. ur thots on diwali, heart, love, ego,wick.. matchstick, sacrifice.... was PERFECT!!! so well put keshi!!!

take care.... huggggzzz!

Anonymous said...

Happy Diwali, Keshi :)

Cari said...

hi sweetie!

happy diwali to u too!

ur a great girl keshi

alex said...

"strongest weapon one can have is true spiritualism."

I believe its 'love'. :)

coolvir said...

A very happy diwali to you girl :)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Now thats like ma sis :)
Happy Diwali to you dear...may this festival brings lots of joy and happiness

The Phoenix said...

Weird...I saw "Phoenix" up there and I thought, "I didn't write that." How funny.

Happy Diwali to you, Keshi.

PrAcHi said...

Keshi, Thanks for reading n leaving the comment on my blog :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Just wanted to see what is going on in Australia. G'day!

trinitystar said...

Happy Diwali Keshi
May all those celebrating the festival of Diwali become the expression of light from within to shine outwardly to help to the light the way with love ... perhaps for those who walk the pathway of dark alleys.
Warm embrace to you all. :o)

Anonymous said...

Thats one nice message.A nice Deepavali to you too :)

SaffronSaris said...

Happy belated Diwali poppy doll-pearl! May your smile be like the thousands of lights that brighten everyone's hearts :)

Keshi said...

thank u everyone! I read ALL the comments, u guys r just GREAT!


Keshi said...

And WC new-comers!


Kalpana said...

'Imagine the lamp is your Heart. The oil is Love. The wick is the Ego. The matchstick is the Sacrifice. The Fire (light) is Spiritualism. So when you light the lamp of your heart with the matchstick of sacrifice and the fire of spiritualism, you are burning the wick of your ego with the help of the oil of love. To get the love in your heart to work effectively, you've got to sacrifice alot and burn the ego and other life-ruining emotions with the light of spiritualism. This will take you from darkness to light. What's the use of a lamp if it's not lighted? Likewise what's the use of a heart if it can't use the love it has, to spread light? '

I loved the way you coined the words. Wonderful.

Kalpana said...

Belated Diwali wishes!!!

Vivek Panda said...

what a beautiful post!! the symbolism of the Lamp wa just mind-blowing. babe, u made me SEE things today with a renewed vision!! thank u soo much.

a very happy diwali to you...

Keshi said...

tnnx Kalpana! :)


aww ty Vivek!


Gangadhar said...

Happy Deepavali,Keshi dear..
And that's why i often refer you people as my family of bloggers..

take care


Our India said...

Wonderful Post Keshi!! Your thoughts on lamp was super:) Hope you had a nice time on Diwali with your family and friends.

Keshi said...

Gangzz heyy long time!

And ty :) yes we r FAMILY!


OurIndia ty! Hope u had a good Diwali too.