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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The moment you close your eyes and call for the Lord....

All are searching for the Lotus Feet of the Lord. Name Him by whatever name you want, call Him by whatever name, picture Him by whatever form, but it’s the same Lord, you know. That’s why each one of you has your IshtaDev. It makes it easy for you concentrating on your IshtaDev, so that this longing for the Divine in that form may appear inside of you. May Lord Chaitanya for example embrace your heart also, and help you to love the Lord the way He loved the Lord, until at the end they became One. He could not live in this world. He could not bear the separation. It’s the same thing when our soul looks at the Lord. It has the same longing when we say, “I want to be One with you again. I long to go back to this state where I realise that I am One with You and You are One with me, all the time.” That’s what your sadhana is here for, you know. That’s why you are praying and you are meditating, which is very good; but try to do it in a selfless way, a not expecting way, because whenever you expect, it will take a longer time. Whenever you pray and you expect, saying, “Ok, I will pray to the Lord now. Probably He’s happy with me and He will come to me.” But He is happy with you, you know, whether you see Him or whether you don’t see Him. Whether you see Him or not, He is there! The moment you close your eyes and call for the Lord in any of His forms, He is there and He hears each prayer. Whether you see Him or not, He is there. This reminds me of what Christ said, “Blessed is the one who believes without seeing”. So, know that whenever you pray, He hears everything and, above all, He knows when to give you what you’re praying for and when you are ready. When you will be able to handle it, He will give it to you. But as long as you are not ready, make yourself ready. Long for Him, call for Him night and day, so that you have just a glimpse of this longing of the heart. And just a glimpse can make you go through a life of waiting very patiently.

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