May everyone have a joyous day of Brahma. Do whatever you want to do to have fun, good clean fun. No one is hurt or yelled at or whatever because the goal is that everyone is happy. Brahma created this amazing universe and this wonderful planet to be happy in… so go for it for the day.
I am going to be happy, and for me that is translating the verses of the Veda, the Sacred Knowledge of the Creator. I have done that for many years and I enjoy it so much I spend many hours completely absorbed in it every day. Today the afternoon is free, a little fire in the evening to celebrate the Solstice and herald the sun. Yes, I am going to be happy and I hope you can be as happy if not happier. Have a very happy Solstice.
Even though this is the first day of winter with lots of cold days to come, I already feel better knowing that the sun will rise a little higher in the sky for spending a little more time shining upon us every day. A little known fact is that light contains knowledge so that is no small matter, and knowing the darkest days are behind and the light becomes more direct every day for at least the next one-hundred and eighty days gives me lots of hope.
During this dark time things move a little slowly, people tend to feel more dreary and tired because of the lack of sunlight. But lo and behold, during the darkness people wish happiness on others much more frequently than normal and are much more giving. They like to lite lots of candles, wrap small flickering lights around trees and such, and decorate dwellings so everything looks bright and festive. At this time of year people like to huddle together and care for one another, as if they have just lived through a tragedy… and they have. The darkness is dreadful, and an ancient tradition for destroying the darkness is being together with others and being bright and cheerful.
During this dark time of year, people sing of the Magi, the Shining Ones, and tell stories of three of them following a star to the outskirts of a little town where a child had been born a King and to show reverence they bowed down and offered gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
I have translated verses from various ancient Holy Texts, including the Rigveda, that speak of the Magi so they must go back to very ancient times. Even so, the teaching of the Magi is the same as published by the Rgvedaschool since the school publishes Sacred Verses from the Veda and the Magians are associated with the first Veda. I have come to understand a Magi as being similar to a Rishi or a Buddha; all three names are titles, just as a King. According to the Sacred Text, a hallmark of a title is to be shining with light, to be a Shining One, and a Magi, Rishi, and a Buddha have mastered the teaching.
Here is a verse from the Holy Quran to enjoy the day with Brahma.
To be striking to attain a brightness and to be able to be one of the Magi to go and roar aloud for the discharge of poison and have light because of.