A. When the Christmas tree at New York’s Rockefeller Center is lit up, it is a big event. The tree is placed there a few days before, yet there was no crowd around the tree. Once the lights on the tree are lit, the tree changes. It draws huge crowds. An unlit building, or a bridge at night, has no charm. When lit up, people are drawn to it. They start posing and taking selfies. They even stand in the cold to see an enlightened tree, or building, or bridge. We are all like the Christmas tree. Only when the grace of peace and wisdom is poured upon us, does real beauty show. People put on make-up so others will notice them. When the lights are on you, crowds will be drawn to you. Security guards will be required. All you did was connect to the source. The tree does not enjoy its own lights. They are meant for others to enjoy. That is what motivates a person to become an enlightened tree. — Satish Daryanani

Rockefeller Center Tree