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

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Wish Fulfilling Tree....

There was once a man. He was walking in the forest. He was going home, but his house was far away. On the way, he felt tired and he saw a beautiful tree and he lay down under this tree. And, as he was lying under the tree, inside his mind he wished “Oh, how wonderful it would be if I had a beautiful bed”, not knowing that he was under the Wish Fulfilling Tree. Suddenly, next to him there was a beautiful bed; it just appeared there. When he saw the bed, he ran and jumped on the bed, enjoying the softness of the bed. The next thought that passed through his mind was “Oh, how wonderful it would be if there was a beautiful lady pressing my feet.” Even this wish was fulfilled. The moment the wish came to his mind, he saw a young lady there pressing his feet and he was very happy. Then he started to think and he said “Oh, oh, all my wishes have been fulfilled, so what about some food, I’m feeling hungry.” And the moment he wished it, he thought about it and there was a lot of food all around him. He was very happy eating the fruit, all the food, and while he was eating he said “Oh, all my wishes are fulfilled, so what about if, while I’m sitting in this forest, a lion jumps on me and eats me?” So what happened? Eventually, a lion appeared and jumped on him and ate him! This is the same with man. We are being eaten every day by these lions, but yet we like it, eh? So, if we say to the Divine, “We want to realise You. We want to be free from all the pain. We want to be free from all the worry,” is it so or not? So ask, ask for it. And really try your maximum. Try your best to achieve it! Only when you try your best, then God will give you His grace and blessing. He will say “Look, this one is trying very hard, you know, let me go to him.” And for being sure you have the grace of God, try your best always. Let it not be that a small wind passes by and you drop. You have to be strong. Know that God is always with you, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, whether you’re positive or negative, He is with you. When you go in the quietness of your heart, through meditation, through yoga, you experience this quietness. All of you have meditated, no? So, in this quietness, what do you feel? You feel peace and harmony. And for sure, you can always be in this peace and harmony only by the controlling of the mind. The weakest point is our mind. Our mind always wants to understand things. But in meditation, in prayers, in yoga, what do you do? You calm the mind. You don’t want to understand anything; you just want to know yourself. And you will know that not by the mind, but by utilising the mind and transcending the mind, itself, and by transcending the physical body. So, when you have transcended the mind and the body, what is left? It’s the spirit.

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