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, August 20, 2012

Thought is very easy to control......

.....You don’t need to sit down to control it. When the thought is passing through your mind, you know about the thought. You know whether it is positive or negative. So if it is positive, it will be constructive – feed it, then let it grow! But when it is negative, try not to feed it. Then you say to yourself, “This is not me.” And let go of it. When you let go of the thought, you will see how beautiful your own life is, and how great this life is that God has given us. Also in your meditation will be easier. For the powerful thoughts are the positivism in human beings. Through thoughts, whatever you wish for yourself, whatever you think about, you will receive it. Thought is the willpower of man. It’s the way that you use to realise the Divine. All spirituality starts here – in the mind. Then it reaches the heart. You use thought to open the heart. And to this thought of the heart – you may want to call it the voice of God – you will learn to listen to it without any doubts. When-ever you will sit in meditation, you will feel that deep bliss, and the consciousness that you are Divine will always be with you. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, you will have the consciousness that the Divine is with you. So there are different ways of controlling thought. I told you to stop it the moment you know it is negative. The next is to sing the name of God, to keep reciting it. God has taken a lot of forms, and in each form there is the energy for man to transcend from mere human to Divine. So as long you have not mastered the mind, you use namasmarana. Sing the name of God wherever you are. And when you sing, don’t close your eyes, leave them open. You see, when you close your eyes, you start thinking and you say, “Oh, I’m singing the name of God.” Yes, but the thinking is still here. Still the mind is jumping like a monkey. Leave them open. If you don’t want to focus on a form, concentrate on a white wall. Focus on it! There are also different asanas to control the thought. One which is well used is the tree asana, where you stand on one leg. The other one lifts up completely to the maximum, with your hand upright and focusing also on a picture or on the white wall. This helps a lot to control the mind. You will see by doing this, you will experience how imbalanced the human being is sometimes. When the thought is pure, one will reflect also this purity. Wherever you are, this love will always flow. And people will see – I think I said it last time – you reflect Divinity. Not with the egoistic way, but with the love. So there will be no misery if you reflect the light of God. See, our own mind is responsible for all the misery that you see outside. If the mind, the thoughts you have are pure, there will not be such misery. In this world humans think that they are just human and they enjoy being human. Very often they forget that behind this human form there is also Divinity. And to reach this, they should not have fear. It is your true nature... what you really are. You just need to want it sincerely. Want it sincerely for your own self! Then from inside to outside it’ll reflect.

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