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Celebration of Dipavali by US President signals rise in collective consciousness: Dr Bevan Morris
by Global Good News staff writer
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21 October 2009
During the global celebration of the Festival of Lights on 17 October 2009, Dr Bevan Morris, Prime Minister of the Global Country of World Peace, commented on the celebration of Dipavali in the White House by US President Barack Obama, who explained in detail the significance of the day in terms of the triumph of good over evil, freedom in life, and enlightenment.
The Festival of Lights, Dipavali, is the auspicious day in the Vedic Calendar celebrating Mahalakshmi, the administering intelligence of Natural Law to bestow wealth, prosperity, and bliss on every individual and nation in the world.
Please also see Part I of this article, featuring the first part of Dr Morris's remarks.
Dr Morris continued by commenting on the unprecedented observance of Dipavali by President Barack Obama. He said, 'We're . . . feeling very uplifted today that the President of the US, Barack Obama, has become the first US President to celebrate Dipavali, by lighting the light in the White House while the Vedic Pandits chanted Mantras. And he recorded a message for America and the world, celebrating Dipavali, explaining in quite great detail the significance of this day in terms of the triumph of good over evil, in terms of freedom in life, and in terms of enlightenment.
'It is quite moving to hear the President of the US speaking of enlightenment, and we can feel in this, that the world is becoming a truly Vedic world, a Vedic civilization, and with the Vedic calendar and Vedic Pandits celebrating with us, that the descent of Heaven on Earth is coming faster and faster. We are so happy that this has happened; and now we can also reflect that the YouTube video of President Obama's message was the second most viewed in India over the last two days.'
Concluding his opening remarks, Dr Morris introduced the next speaker in the live celebration webcast, Raja Harris Kaplan, Raja of Invincible India for the Global Country of World Peace. Dr Morris praised Raja Harris for his role in supporting the groups of Maharishi Vedic Pandits both in the United States and in the Brahma-Sthan (geographic centre) of India.
'It is now my great joy and fulfilment,' Dr Morris said, 'to ask the Raja of India to formally introduce from the Brahma-Sthan of India . . . from the Global Capital of Raam Raj, this day—this great Festival of Light, when Mahalakshmi is celebrated for every household on earth. We feel fulfilled that the Raja of India is there in India with the Maharishi Vedic Pandits, for this celebration' and also the two global celebrations on the previous two days, Dr Morris said. He expressed the appreciation and gratitude of everyone to Raja Harris and to Dr Girish Varma, Director-General of the Global Capital of Raam Raj,* 'and all other leaders of India, for organizing this great day for us'.
Global Good News will feature the address of Raja Harris Kaplan on Dipavali in the coming days.
* Dr Girish Chandra Varma is also National Director of the Global Country of World Peace for India, Chairman of the 160 Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools Group, and President of Maharishi Institutes of Management and Information Technology, in India.
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