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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda talks about........

Once there was a teacher. He said to his disciple: “My dear disciple, now it’s time for you to find God fully. To fully realize yourself. Actually that's what we are here for. In the Hindu tradition we have four questions in life that we ask ourselves: Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? And why are we here? These four questions only. If you can answer these four questions you are fully realized. So the Guru said to the disciple: “Now it’s time for you to fully realize yourself. Come.” The disciple said “My dear teacher, I love you so much. But you know: My wife loves me so much and she will be really unhappy”. So the teacher thought for a while and said “Okay my dear. If you really think that she loves you that much... you are perfect in yoga. Take this pill." He gave him some pills and he said to him “Next Monday, before you go to bed, take this pill. When you take this pill, you will appear dead to the outside, but you will hear everything.” He said “Okay, let’s try it”. Monday arrived, he took the pill at night and he slept. The next morning, normally it was decided that he will wake up early. When the wife saw that he is not getting up, she was asking herself 'what’s wrong?' The wife started to push him "Hey, get up”- Nothing, no reaction. Then she started screaming so strong, that the neighbours and everybody came. So everybody was crying “Oh, why have you left us?” The wife threw herself on the body and said “Oh, why have you left me alone here? We are here for each other.” Big crying. The son came and said “Father, why have you left us?” The mother came and said “Oh my son, I should have died before you. You are so young. You still have your full life in front of you." At that moment the teacher, the Guru came and said “Why are you calling everybody?" And they said “Oh he has left us. Our father, husband and son left us.” Then the Guru said “Well, I have a solution. I see that all of you love him so much. The wife just said “Oh my dear husband, I should have died at your place.” The mother said the same thing. Then the Guru said “Well, I have a pill here. Whoever will drink this pill will die in the place of that person. And the person will be revived. So the Guru turned to the wife and said her “Mataji, respectful mother, you were just crying that you should have died in your husband’s place, no? This is what a good wife will do. You love him so much. Here take this pill.” That moment the wife stopped crying and said “Why are you saying that? I have little grand-children. It is his bad luck that he died. I can’t do that.” He turned to the Mother “Mother you were just saying you are old, you can take the pill.” The Mother said “Well, it’s his Karma. I can’t do that. I still have my grand-children to look after.” So everybody said the same thing. That moment the Guru took some water and threw it at the man’s face. The man woke up, looking at everybody, how great they were expressing the love, but in the time of sacrifice no one is there.
That’s what Christ said, no? A true friend is ready to sacrifice everything. And love is that sacrifice actually. If you truly love, you will sacrifice everything. So come to the point of really feel this love inside of you, because all the other kinds of love have expectations. And very often what we call love, is just passion or desire. Today we love that person, tomorrow we love that person and in one year you don’t even remember who is that person. Real love is just deep inside of you. It’s not in someone else, it’s inside of you. That’s your true nature. That’s who you are in reality. The Divine is not far away. It’s not in somebody else, it’s inside of you. It’s consuming you everyday little by little. You just need to calm your mind and introvert yourself. See how much you are attracted towards yourself and how much you really, sincerely want the Divine.

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