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

Friday, May 11, 2012

In the Divine aspect of your true Self, there is no judgement.....

Christ has shown that we should not be scared of death, but many people think it is a terrible thing and
that we have to fear it. Actually, it’s not to be feared realising that you are eternal, realising that the Light, which you have inside, your Soul, your Spirit, is part of God Himself, so it is eternal. Like we heard yesterday, when we were reading the Gospel, Christ said: I am the Way, the Truth and the Light. There is no one who goes to the Father without passing by me. This means that we have to become like Christ. We have to become the children of God. We have to become the sons and daughters of God, so that we can
rise from this just human nature to the Divine state. When we become the Truth, when we become the Light Itself, we can attain the Father. We can arise on the inside, which is the pureness of the Father, [so it can] be exalted, it can be radiated through us.
And in this glory, in the Divine aspect of your true Self, there is no judgement. There is just pure Love. So, that’s what Christ exemplified by His death and resurrection, like all the great Saints and like all the Devas, also, who have shown that, above all, to reach that state, one has to be humble. One has not to be bound by pride and ego. And, only when one is humble, can one attain the Father. And, only when one loves the way He has shown us to love, like all the Saints have shown us to love, it is that one can really attain God, you know. But with the pride and judgement that so many always do things they will never reach God. And, very often, you will see that many of these people who always judge, think of themselves as being very spiritual and think highly of themselves. And this is how pride makes us think that we are very important and that we are very special. Everybody is special. We all carry the same Light, so all are
special, but some can shine it and some can’t, though they have it, they have the same Light. So, the death [and resurrection by Christ] of Lazarus is showing us that we all carry this Light and that we all can make things happen. It is not only about that, but also the outside, about helping other people, but we have to will it, we have to really want it. And all of you will say one thing “Yes, we want it,” but it is not happening and
it will not happen, because your want has so much pride inside, so much ego “only for me, only me”, that one says, also, that “if I have it, then I can give it”. I’ll tell you one thing: if you have it, you will
never give it, because you think that when you have it, then you will give it, but the moment you have it, you will disappear! So, we think that we ourselves know best, but only God knows best. He knows when to give and He knows what to give and to whom to give. What we can do is to just purify ourselves, always. Before we have not purified ourselves, it’s very difficult. If we have not purified, firstly, our mind, it is very difficult. Like Swami Shivananda said “one of the main steps on the spiritual way is self-purification” is purification of the mind, and when the mind is pure, you can go slowly, step by step. You don’t need to run, you know. Let everything come to you, because if you run, you will fall, you will hit yourself, your feet will hurt, and you will badly fall down. But if you go slowly, God will help you, The Divine Mother will help you.So by rising today, the Gospel is showing how important death is. It is showing how important it is to have reverence for all the people who have died: your mother, your father, your grandfather, your grandmother, because they are on the other side, and probably, they have risen to the other level, if they were good. They can help you. They can intercede next to Him and say “Help them down there.” Why do we pray to the Saints? Of course, they are dead and we go to the Relic Chapel with all the dead and all the bones there and we are thinking “Why are all these bones there?”, but the bones carry the spirit of the Saints, they carry the Holy Spirit. Like Saint Augustine said: the Saints, they are the movable temples of the Spirit. Remember in the Bible when Christ said “you can say something against me, you can say something against the Father, and you will be forgiven, but if you say something against the [Holy] Spirit, you will never be forgiven”. So, the bodies of the Saints carry this vibration of the [Holy] Spirit. Nowadays, when you go to certain Churches, you see how they look after the Saints, and you see how in the Orthodox Church they really have great veneration for the Saints and they know how important it is to venerate them. That’s why when you go to the Orthodox Church, if you go to Egypt, to Greece, or to Russia, you will see that the veneration of the Saints is very, very, very important and that they have great respect, really great veneration for the dead. But if you go to certain churches, especially in the West, you can remove that much dust from them, because they don’t care. Some people would throw away all the relics. Last week, in the antique market, a man was throwing away all the bones, and he said that he is just caring for the artistic point of view, for the object, and the relic was not important. So you see, they just throw them away without any respect, without any veneration. Why are these things in the antique shops? It’s because, firstly, the Church has thrown them away, you know. So, they are here now. You can venerate the Saints afterwards, after you have taken Communion. They will help, when you ask them for help, because you see, all the Saints are still doing lots of healing and lots of miracles when people go to their tombs, because they are present, even if they have been dead for a long time. The Spirit of God is inside of them, even though, for sure, the Saints have incarnated again, many times more, but yet, the Spirit of God,
which is inside, the Spirit at that moment where they rose to Christ Consciousness is still present. You can’t kill it, nothing can burn it, and not even time can destroy it.Glory be to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.

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