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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We are so ruled by our mind.....

We are so ruled by our mind and we expect so many things, but in your life, for sure, you have done something unconditionally, but very often it’s easy to forget about it. Let’s say, you want something from somebody. You expect it and you get it. You will always remember it. Or, if somebody has hurt you, you will always remember it. But the good that somebody has done to you disappears [from your memory], also. Time makes everything disappear. There is one question that we always ask ourselves. In the beginning we were with God, so why do we have to incarnate here? Why do we have to be separated from the Divine? This is a question that everybody asks, no? We have read books and we have seen probably many Masters who have said “Yes, the main thing in life is to Realise your true Self, to Realise your true aspect.” But the question, which is still in the mind is “Why are we separated from the Divine?” Actually, the Divine is not separated from us, but it’s true that our mind perceives us to be separated from the Unlimited One, because we let ourselves be ruled only by the outside. We forget what is inside. The last part of the song that we sang says “We visit holy places, we visit lots of pilgrim places, but one place that we forget to visit is our heart.” Why did we get separated? Of course, the Divine in manifest and unmanifest form is present everywhere, in each cell of our body and pervades everything manifest and unmanifest. When we think of the manifestations of the Divine, we only think of Saints and Avatars, but He is, also, in all of you. Of course, these Saints and Avatars are grand manifestations of the Divine where He has to come to help humanity. Actually, He always comes to help people, to help Himself, actually, but we are so bound by the outside that we create karmic things. Always, in many lives, we have been creating a lot of karma and we bind ourselves by that. Some will say “Yes, but we are here to remove the karmic things. We are here to Realise our Selves.” It’s very true and this is the purpose of life; this is, also, the purpose of religion. It’s not only waving the light in front of the Deity or singing the glory of God, which is very good, but we have to attain Him. For that, we have to make an effort from our side. But if we let ourselves get caught by the illusion, Maya will get us. Illusion is, also, the Lord’s creation, but He gives us the choice, also, to want Him or to want the world. Some people are pretending to be very clever, saying, we want everything; we want the world and we want the Lord. But Christ said in the Bible: Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give back what belongs to the Spirit, to the Spirit. He, also, said that: if you think yourself to be Spirit you will be Spirit; but if you think yourself to be human, you will be just human, because you bind yourself.

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