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, November 7, 2011

The secret in the Name of the Divine.....

The secret in the Name of the Divine, in the Name of God, is God Himself, whereas the name of a person is not the person. Whereas, if I chant the name of Mahavatar Babaji, if I chant the names of Krishna and Jesus, chant the name of Allah, for sure They will come, because the Name of the Divine is the fullness of the Divine Himself. So, in that way, you will go into the fullness. The more you chant, the more you will go into the fullness of the sound within yourself and the more you will know the secret. You will enjoy the beauty that you have inside of you, because after some time of chanting in the outside, the chanting becomes silence within you. Even while you are sleeping, inside of you the chanting always goes on.

Just by chanting, you know, you are making use of these two instruments, the first of which is the tongue, in a proper way by reciting the name of God; and you are utilising the hearing, which will become finer until you realise the vibration within yourself. So, this will lead you to Self-Realisation or God-Realisation or to attain the Love of God completely. Love is not just to say, “I love you”, because you see when two people meet and when they like each other, what do they say? “I love you.”

For example, this happens very often in movies: Two people meet, you know, the guy says to the girl “I love you.” The girl looks at the guy and says “Do you love me? But we just met only a few hours ago, how do you love me? You don’t know me. I don’t know you. How can you love me?” We feel something in the heart, when we recognise the other, you know, when we recognise “Yes I know that person, there is something here.” But real Love develops only when you start to know that person. The more you know the person, the more you love that person. It’s the same thing with the Divine, also; the more you start knowing God, the more your Love for God will become greater and greater. When you look at the lives of the Saints, they realise the Divine completely and for them the ultimate is to love Him only. Until they find this True Love within themselves, until they find their Self, until they realise their Self, they just love. So, knowing it is very important. To know the Divine, the easiest way, like I just told you, is to sing, to chant His name. And He has given so many Names, you know? He is like a mother who loves all her children the same, but the mother knows what each child needs. So, she gives according to each child, what the child needs. And there is no special time or place, just chant the name of God. Whatever you are doing, you can always chant. You can always recite the Divine Names and know that He is with you. The moment you chant His Name, He is there. Like Babaji said, just by merely chanting His name three times He will be there. Whether you see Him or you feel Him or not, He is there. It’s like that with all the Divine aspects, all the Divine names that you chant, the Divine in that form is present next to you.

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