In this short interview with Vision TV Toronto, the Vedantic master Swami Chinmayananda discusses the reasons for his missionary activity. It's about time, he says, that the world wakes up to the wider possibilities and higher ideals of spiritual life. He also talks about the state of the Indian Community in Canada and the value of living in a multicultural society wtih several spiritual traditions, stressing the common vein of truth that throbs in all religions. Turning to Hinduism, Gurudev also gives a brilliant explanation of the symbolism behind the festival of Diwali. He stresses the need to study and understand the deeper significance of our traditions and scriptures.