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, July 30, 2012

Someone is praying to God, and praying from morning to evening, meditating. Why do you think this person is doing that?.....

When you feel deep inside of you that you are unsatisfied, your heart’s desire has not been fulfilled. You keep desiring. The desires keep coming, the wants keep coming, pain keeps coming, suffering keeps coming, misery keeps coming. As long as there is want, which is natural, as long as there is want of the limitation of things, of course there will be misery. Who wants misery? Does somebody really want misery in this world? Nobody wants misery, even somebody who is committing suicide. Why is this person committing suicide? Somebody is committing suicide to run away from misery. Someone is praying to God, and praying from morning to evening, meditating. Why do you think this person is doing that? To go out from the misery that is in this world. So, the goal of life is to attain happiness, to attain eternal bliss. And this is what mankind is here for. The rest is just secondary. But nowadays, people have placed God in the second, even third position, while other [worldly] expectations are shining beautifully – as number one! Misery dresses itself so beautifully that it can make you get trapped in it. And the moment you get trapped in it, She is happy. Maya Devi is very powerful, because She traps everything, everybody gets trapped in it. Even saints get trapped in it, but the saints know their goal. The yogis, the sadhus, the persons who are enlightened, they know their goal, they know what they want. They know what is real, what they desire inside of themselves. This is what is real: to show what you really want, what your heart wants; to listen deep inside of you, to be free from the misery of this world. I don’t mean that you have to die. You can become a jivan mukti. You can live in this world but, at the same time, not be a part of this world. Then you can have happiness. You will discover it, you will enjoy it, you will know about it. For that, there are many ways. There’s prayer, which helps to calm the mind. There’s bhajan singing, which will give you bliss; you can lose yourself in it, you develop bhakti inside you. But still, this is not fulfilment. It’s through meditation that you can really come to the power of complete fulfilment.

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