What I want to share from my experiences is that love conquers everything.It is my hope that it will inspire the readers to open their hearts to the Divine. If we can try to understand that we all are equally part of the Divine and are here to achieve this greater Truth and to realise our Self - if we make this our goal and do everything with Love…then everything will be lovely and you will always be happy.


Sri Swami Vishwananda

Friday, October 30, 2009

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:

Once there was a man. He was always searching for his Sadguru. So he went everywhere, but yet his heart was not satisfied. He met many masters, but yet his heart was not satisfied. Because this is also one quality from the devotee, when they meet the Sadguru, their heart shall feel. So he went around, he didn’t find. And one day he came around a saint and he said, he asked the saint “Listen dear Sir, I am in the search for my Sadguru. Could you please guide me?” And the saint closed his eyes, meditate for a little while and he said to the man “Listen my son, up on this mountain that you see there is many holy men staying up there. Tomorrow it’s a very good day. Invite all of them at your place. Invite them for lunch. With love and dedication serve them food and give them respect, everything. And as they are eating ask them a question. Take a twig from a tree, from any tree. Take two twig, two pieces of branch. And say to them “Tell me dear Sir, which twig, which branch is this tree belong to". So he did as the saint told him, he invited the saints and he served them food with lots of love and respect and he said to them, he showed them the pieces of the twig of the tree and he asked all of them “Dear Sir, tell me which plant, which fruit tree, this twig belongs to”. They all looked at it and say “It’s a mango branch”. The saint has said to the man “You do that, but contradict them. When they say it’s a mango, say not it’s a people”. So then the saint also said to him. “If you do that, if they go, get angry, they are not a Sadguru,but the one, which will stay calm and will say “Maybe, it is possible, that it is a people twig, this will be a Sadguru. So he did eventually as he was asking which twig is this plant belong to, the other gurus get very frustrated, furious and they said “Why you don’t see that it is a mango twig and you all telling us all the time this is a people twig. We tell you it is a mango”. And they all get very angry. And among them, there was one man, very simple, stay calm, he was eating his food and he look at him, when he asked him “What about you dear Sir?” reverencer. I said well “It can be possible that it is a people twig” very calm and very serene, very smiling he said this. You see the quality of calmness is very important. How can a master guide, if he is not calm? And this is the greatness of a Sadguru. No matter what happen he will always stay calm.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:

Once somebody asked a Master: “How is it to find God?”.So the teacher took the disciple by hand, drag him, bring him into the water in the river. When he was in the river the teacher took the head of the disciple, put it under the water.

What is happening?After some time the teacher put back the head of the disciple and say to the disciple: “How was it?” He said “I was trying to breathe, I was suffocating, I was trying to grasp some air, I was battling.”And the teacher smiled and said: “You want to find God? It is this way.”You have to try your best. When this longing for the Divine or for realization, God-realization, whatever name you put on it, is like really suffocating yourself, like really you can’t even breathe, then you can say: ”Yes, I’m on the way towards Divinity.”But as long as this longing is not like that, you are still here. And that’s what it is.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:

The more you feel Him, the more you become part of Him. Like it is said also in the Gita, “When one chants the name of God, the Lord takes full possession of the person. The more the person looses oneself, the more he looses the Ego, the pride, the more the person will realise the Divine. But the more one hangs on the pride, the more one hangs on the identity, less it will be there real happiness to be found. So the easiest way that the Lord has given is to sing His glory. Any Divine Names just sing it. And when you sing, let yourself, be drawn into it. Not just try to think with the mind. Especially in the West we like to use the mind a lot, we like to understand thing, with our mind. But our mind has a limit. Does the mind understand the heart? It will never understand. The mind will understand things only, when there is a limit to it. When there is a wall that you can bang yourself, on it, the mind will understand. And then of course you will complain about it, it hurts.
Whereas when you centre yourself in your heart, and awaken this Divine Consciousness, you will always flow. No matter what, you will enter Divine Ecstasy, you will feel different energy flowing through you, where the mind can’t understand it and then the mind will cry, “I want to understand it, but I can’t”. Then the power of the mind decreases; the power of the heart increases. And it’s so simple that what the Lord has send you here to realise.
To develop Bhakti and get self-realised.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:

To experience God we should love. This is the main experience of it. The definition of God? Love! Very often when people feel God, they think “Oh something marvelous, something great”. But each one has their own way of feeling God. For some the Divine will express Itself as complete joy, but for some the Divine will express as separation. But for some joy is just to be in love with Him. And just to know that He is there. Actually every feeling can be described as from the Divine. So which is the right feeling? Everybody has his own. And each person is on a different level, each person vibrates on a different level of vibration, where they can feel the Divine in their way.

For somebody who is in the world, the Divine will express Itself in the worldly way. For somebody, who is on the spiritual path, God will express Itself in a spiritual way. But for somebody who is surrendered completely to the Divine, the Divine also will surrender completely to that person. This awakening of this cosmic love within oneself can be in a painful way or in a joyful way, but one who is in the spiritual world, one who will surrender completely to the Divine, will not question the Divine, but will happily accept it. When one is completely surrendered to the Divine, one doesn’t has his own will into it. Whereas when one has his own will, then this pride and ego are still working into and this pride and ego will make one unhappy. But this is also a way you express to the Divine.