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Every day is a celebration

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    Every day is a celebration

    Every day is a celebration

    Do you hear the firecrackers outside? Have you ever thought about why, in every culture and society, there are a few days in the year for celebration? These few days are just a compensation - because these societies have taken away all celebration of your life, and if nothing is given to you in compensation, your life can become a danger to the culture.

    Every culture has to give some compensation to you so that you don't feel completely lost in misery. But these compensations are false. Firecrackers and lights outside cannot make you rejoice. They are only for children; for you, they are a nuisance. But in your inner world there can be a continuity of lights, songs, joys.

    Society compensates you

    Society compensates you when it feels that the repression may explode into a dangerous situation if not compensated. But true celebration should come from and in your life; it cannot be according to the calendar.

    Strange, the whole year you are miserable and on Deepavali suddenly you come out of misery, dancing. Either the misery was false or the date assigned for celebration is false; both cannot be true. And once the festival is gone, you are back in your dark hole, everybody in his misery, everybody in his anxiety.

    Life should be a continuous celebration, a festival of lights the whole year round. Only then you can blossom. Transform small things into celebration. In Japan, they have the tea ceremony. Those who can afford it, have a small temple for drinking tea. The act of drinking tea has been transformed into a celebration. The temple is made in a beautiful garden with a pond, with flowers all around. Guests leave their shoes outside. It is a temple.

    Japanese tea ceremony

    As you enter the temple, you cannot speak; you have to leave your thoughts and speech outside with your shoes. You sit down in a meditative posture. And the host who prepares tea for you - her movements are so graceful, as if she is dancing, putting cups and saucers before you as if you are god. And you will receive it with the same respect.

    The tea is prepared in a special samovar which makes musical sounds. Everybody first listens to the music of the tea. So everybody is silent, listening... birds chirping in the garden, and the samovar... the tea is creating its own song. Peace surrounds....

    When the tea is ready and it is poured into your cup, you are not to drink it the way people are doing everywhere. First you will inhale the fragrance. You will sip the tea as if it has come from the beyond, you will take time - there is no hurry. Somebody may start playing the flute. An ordinary thing - just tea - and they have made it a beautiful religious festival, and everybody comes out of it nourished, fresh, feeling younger. And what can be done with tea can be done with everything - with your clothes, food.

    Lowest kind of treatment

    When you are sick, call a doctor. But more important, call those who love you because there is no medicine more important than love. Call those who can create beauty, music around you because there is nothing that heals like a mood of celebration. Medicine is the lowest kind of treatment.

    Make everything creative, make the best out of the worst. Start with meditation, and things will go on growing in you - silence, serenity, blissfulness, sensitivity. And whatever comes out of meditation, try to bring it out in life. Share it, because everything shared grows fast. And when you have reached the point of death, you will know there is no death. You can say goodbye, there is no need for any tears of sadness, maybe tears of joy, but not of sadness. But you have to begin from being innocent.

    Stay away from killjoys

    Life is a joyful dance. But there are people who see to it that nobody enjoys life, smiles or laughs; to them, life is a sin, a punishment. Life is not a punishment, nor is it a sin. It is your right to enjoy; it will be a sin if you don't enjoy.

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