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

Saturday, January 7, 2012

We are so bound by our pride......

It’s easy to talk about humility, but sometimes difficult to practice, because we are so bound by our pride, which makes ego perceive us to be above everybody else. If we really want to change something, if we really want to let go of this pride, it will happen, but first we have to want it. We have to say “Yes, I want it!” and not superficially. Many people say, “Yes, I want it, Swamiji. I don’t want to be proud. I try my best to get rid of it, but it’s not leaving me!” But it’s not that it is not leaving you, but you are not leaving it. This is the difference, you know? When one is humble, one will not even care about putting oneself completely down and regarding everybody else higher. This is the beginning of how to learn to be humble, to learn to put yourself down and say that everybody else knows better than you. Keep repeating to yourself, keep reminding yourself of that and you will learn from everything and from everyone. That’s true humility. Have you heard about the Baha’i faith and the prophet Baha’u’llah? He used to say to his disciples “If you find in some person nine bad vices and one good thing, forget about the nine bad ones and think about the good one.” But what do we do always–we judge. We have to cultivate love for all. Then we can really be humble and see it’s very easy to get rid of it, it’s easy to put pride away. But it all depends on your sincerity when you say “Yes, I want to change; yes, I want to be humble.” Don’t just say superficially that you want to be humble because you have read about it and, when you meet someone who offends you, you fire this person. No, learn! Learning will never finish. Like the great saints say, from day one until the end you will learn, because there are so many things in this world to learn about. And there are so many beautiful things. There is so much beauty around and inside of you, but you have to take time and see it. If your mind is always running forward and your body is running backward, you are missing a lot. So calm the mind. It is only in the stillness that you will find relief. That’s why you meditate, no? Why do you think you meditate? Why do you think you practise your spiritual practice? Tell me. Is it to get a note saying: I have practiced Kriya. I have practiced this meditation or that meditation? No, it’s not about that. It’s about Realising your Self, about becoming this true Self, and to become that true Self, the easiest way is to be humble and be loving to all.

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