Diwali in practice is the observation of the new. It unfolds with everyone wearing new clothes and thinking afresh. There is a new higher consciousness happening. In the past, several masters like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi declared that when the critical mass of population meditate, humanity will step into the threshold of higher consciousness, phenomenal intellect, and peace. Stillness of mind, the objective of meditation, enables the tranquil state that holds the streaming Source energy.
Eighty years ago Mahatma Gandhi said, "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience."
The Masters of consciousness are able to walk alone in the forest unafraid of being attacked by a tiger or to sit and meditate all night in a cave not bothered by mosquito bites. This is due to the vibrations of ahimsa -- universal peace and love transcending all living forms in harmony and tranquility.