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, June 2, 2012

You have to let go of this want for knowing God.....

We should not be attached to the body, but the body itself is divine, the mind itself is divine, so the spirit itself is divine. They are all one. There is no difference. Transcend the body into light.
Of course there is lots of purification on the way. At the beginning we say “Yes – there is a God. We believe in Him. But where is He?” We try to externalise the Divine, we try to make God something apart from us. God can be realised only within yourself. When we talk about God, very often we say “God? Where – outside from us – is this person?” We think, He is there, we are here. We are different.
Whenever we talk about God, we have also to know that it is our own Self! We are actually talking about us, about each individual person, because we are a part of God. Even if we all look different, when we remove the veil of illusion we are one light. Like this beautiful chandelier, it has many different bulbs, but the electricity is one! If you put a small bulb in it, of course we’ll have a small light, but the electricity will still be the same. It’s the same for you: all of you can shine the same light, the same divine light, more and more. You just need to let go. To really shine, you have to clean out all of the negativity.
Last week somebody asked me “I’m always talking to God, but why can’t I see God?” Many of you have this question. We sit down for meditation and prayer, but still we don’t see Him! You see, whenever you sit down for meditation and prayer, do not expect anything. As long as you expect something, you are limiting everything from happening. Your mind is not really focusing on the Divine, your mind is not really focusing on God. It is focusing on the want. You have to let go of this want for knowing God. Difficult, no?
This is the main desire of humans: to want God! But you have to let go of this want and the moment you let go of this want, you will see the light! We call it antahkarana “the light within”. Everybody wants to see the light. In order to see the light, stop looking outside. Whenever you sit down quietly, go inward, go deeper and deeper till you find yourself – complete stillness! In this stillness you can hear the voice of God within you, then you can hear your own inner voice and this is the voice of God. And when you hear it, don’t doubt it. Don’t say it’s your imagination. It’s true.

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