How one is led to, what one is, is never
known. And that is why, when one is, the elation knows bounds none.
It all happens because what is obvious to
all might not to be some one. So it happens that it happened with me...and
thanks to a friend of mine, who affirmed that what is revealed to me, is
already known. Nonetheless, revelations are always welcome...and hence this one
too is being shared here. No more suspense...
It is about 'Dhanteras', celebrated
before Diwali, when ritualistically goodies (could be anything, many
things--but not nothing!) are bought. In fact it is deemed as the 'time to
shop', hopping shops! As I read (on Facebook) her wishing all "A Happy
Dhanteras", the word Dhanteras struck me with the ‘Dhan’ (wealth) of an
insight...and so I asked her, "Does Dhanteras stand for 'dhan tera
aas'?", which means “Wealth you are hoped and wished for”. And she
At times it felt a bit queer that to
invite money into the lives, people spend money.
But now when philosophically looked at,
it is realized that we draw into lives what we give, what we stand for. Life
moves on the principles of natural reciprocity. When we give out love we create
an ambiance of love...when we spew hatred, hatred is what we generate and
So this could be the principle behind
Though again, what is the real ‘Dhan’,
varies for one and all. I am thankful to Dhanteras and to my friend whose
wishes led me to this ‘Dhan’ of Dhanteras...and corroborated the same...and to
the moment which led me to it...and of course I am grateful for the insight....
Had it not been for Dhanteras, 'this' ‘Dhan’
I would have remained oblivious of.