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

Monday, January 18, 2010

Swami Vishwananda tells you today:

Once, a man came to visit a certain holy man, St. Sabbas, in his cave while he was meditating. When the Saint noticed the visitor, he became very joyful. He happily washed the hands and feet of his visitor. When the Saint looked up from washing the feet of the man, he realized that this visitor was Christ Jesus sitting there. The Saint felt such love that he started crying profusely and said, “Oh my Lord, You are here!” At that moment, the visitor disappeared.

A certain lady in Switzerland was walking down the street and a beggar asked her to give him some money, and she willingly gave him some money. The woman’s only reaction when the beggar asked for money was to take some money and give it to him. The moment the money reached the hand of the beggar, he disappeared on the spot. Very often she talked about this story.

So like that I can tell you many stories, many facts that many people have told. Through charity, through service, through love they have experienced so much. And if you really want to experience the same thing, open up your heart and let Jesus work through you; let Krishna work through you; let God work through you. Through that you will realize His Love. You will realize that He is always with you. You will know how much He Loves you and how much you can love.


Anonymous said...

This is so True. I would like to share a story. I have been with my gay partner for many years - we met when our hearts connected in a spiritual discussion on AOL a long time ago - during the early days of web communication. Over the years i have tried to get him to understand my devotional practice and all the meditating, but with little affect.

But we were in a large discount grocery store before Christmas one year and a woman in front of us was short of money. We too were barely getting by at the time, but this week , it so happened - there was a little extra. So i am counting what i have in my pocket and trying not to be noticed while i calculate what she is short.

Rather than embarrass the woman, i simply hand over a 10.00 dollar bill and give it to the clerk quietly saying - "here take what she is short" -The woman was about to put back bread and milk. When she realized what was happening she turned to me, with tears in her eyes, then hugged me and said, "Oh thank you, thank you." I looked at her two boys and the baby in her arms and simply said, "God Bless You".

When i turned to my partner - he was quietly weeping - the clerk was a bit misty eyed too.

The point is - it was a simple, unexpected act of kindness and charity given quietly to a stranger, that opened hearts that witnessed it. No hoopla - no name on a plack - just simply a random act of kindness done with Love and Sincerity - unplanned and spontaneous that allowed people to see the Light of Compassion and Unconditional Love - with no thought of reward - that did the trick - years of sharing, convincing and preaching can not compare to a simple act of random Loving Kindness and compassion.

Namaste! May we remember to listen, and watch, and act. Jai Guru Dev!

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