The symbol for this new moon is wealth. Wealth has a monetary connotation of course, but we can also think about spiritual wealth. What kind of intangible wealth should we try to accumulate for our and the world’s well-being? Money is of course necessary to live, and I am not in any way underestimating it. But we tend to look for money and material wealth as a means of adding self-worth and disregard the other invisible wealth, more enriching than the material one.
So for the next two weeks, let us aim at accumulating a bit more intangible spiritual wealth, through good company and friendship, and Dharmic actions.
Shivaratri, or the night for Shiva, is celebrated tonight. Please read what Komilla wrote about this festival.