What about Christmas, with the displays of light, the story of Christ, the Christmas trees and the Christmas carols?
The Guide: It is a question of attitude. If you join your heart in love and generosity and giving, then it is a beautiful and meaningful thing. It furthers love; it furthers joy; it furthers pleasure; it furthers unity between people.
But if it is, as it unfortunately manifests many times so frequently, a commercialized frenzy, it loses its purpose and instead of something beautiful, it becomes meaningless and often even ugly. Again, it is the spirit behind it that determines it.