Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Christ said: A true friend is ready to sacrifice everything. And, actually, Love is that sacrifice. If you truly love, you will sacrifice everything. Until you have come to the point of really feeling this kind of Love inside of you – and you have to be ready – all the other kinds of love will have expectations. Very often what we call Love, it is just passion or desire. Today we love that person, tomorrow we love another person, but in one year you don’t even remember who these people were. Real Love is to be found deep inside of you, personally. It’s not in someone else, it’s inside of you. It’s your true nature. This is who you are in Reality. The Divine is not far away. He is inside of you. You just need to calm your mind and introvert yourself. So see how much you are truthful towards yourself and how much you really, sincerely want the Divine. True love is everlasting giving, not expectation. We do our sadhana, we do our spiritual practices, only to attain this Love, so that it may become unconditional. For the sake of Unconditional Love, we realise the Unity with the Divine. Then we can say that we are really in Love. As long as it’s here in the mind it is very difficult. Christ said: Love Thy God, with all Thy mind and Spirit. The mind has to be fully on the Divine. The mind has to transcend the limitations and transform itself.
Monday, February 25, 2013
It is through prayer, through japam, through meditation, that we learn to control our thoughts, but the best of all is through silence. Pray, chant your mantra and silence yourself. Feel the mantra inside of you. When you chant the name of God, don’t just say, Narayana or Durga or Babaji. It’s not just the name. They are not simple names, you know? These names create a vibration and even when you are not aware, it’s still vibrating. The main thing is you have to be aware of that vibration inside of you. You have to feel that each part of your body is vibrating these Divine Names. You can really feel it and really know it only when you are in silence. Silence doesn’t mean that you have to stop your work and say “I sit in silence and that’s it – finished!” No, silence means that whatever you are doing, you stay calm and you control the tongue. The body is made of 206 bones and they say that wherever there are bones, we can control them, but the tongue is not made of bones, so we have to learn to control it. If this tongue can chant the Divine Names all the time, you will be able to control it. When you have controlled the tongue, you will be able to control your mind.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
When you go to the Hindu Temple, the first things you see are the feet of the Deity. The first thing that you do is to bow down to the feet. When you go to the Master, you bow down to the feet. So, you bow down to the greatness, you bow down to the Divine inside, you bow down to the Father within the Teacher. And that is what Christ said. He said it word for word. I don’t even need to say anything about it. I don’t even need to comment on it. It’s just very clear about this non-duality of God within man and, also, very clear on the way of God-Realisation, the way of Self- Realisation, or whatever you want to call it. But you will not reach God-Realisation, Self-Realisation, with pride. You will not reach it being very arrogant. You will reach it only when you are humble, and He said: People will be against me. You know where you are going and you know why. So, meditate on that. Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
If you want to Realise your Self, focus more on what you have here inside of you. You have a great treasure. Each one of you is special. Each one of you has special duty, dharma. And pray that you Realise the purpose of your incarnation. That’s why we pray: Asato ma sat gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrityor ma amritam gamaya. The sages have always prayed this mantra, have always chanted this mantra, which means: From untruth to truth, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality. This is who we are. When we have limitation, we are always in the untruth of ourselves, because we don’t see the Reality. We are always in the shadow. That’s why we ask that the shadow of ignorance be removed and that we are in the light, in the wisdom of the Divine; that our mere mortality is transformed into our immortality, which is our atma.
Monday, February 18, 2013
There are so many beautiful flowers; it is so beautiful for the physical eyes, isn’t it? But it is much more beautiful to see with the inner eyes. The light that shines through all these flowers, all around you – this is the Truth. Each particle reflects the light of God – this is the Truth. And this Truth is accessible for everybody. There is not any dogmatic thinking in it. It is free. The only thing is that you need to take a little bit of time to be able to see it. That is up to you. Nobody else can do it for you. You have the grace of the master; you have the grace of God. It is up to you if you want to let go of the power of your mind and gradually achieve the heart. You don’t need to do much; you don’t need to force yourself.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
...His message is simple: Just Love. Yes, just love. Love is all there is. Love is all you have to do. The rest will take care of itself. Those who have inner ears will hear. The words are like a sweet love song that if you allow it to touch you – will change your life forever. Because it will change you, and make you want to become again that which you already are, always have been, always will be - just Love.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
You have to rise in love! And how to rise in love is to find your Self, to Realise your Self, to realise the greatest gift that God has given you. Of course, some people will say “Yes, it’s easy to talk about it, but it’s difficult to practise it.” But Love is there! There is no point of saying that it’s difficult or it’s easy: it is there
already. It just needs time for you to look at it. And when you take time through your spiritual practice, you will realise the beauty of Love, the beauty of life and you will know why you are here. And once you have opened this fountain, this tap of Love, Love can just flow, nothing else. In your spiritual practice, whatever path you are on, whatever sadhana you are doing, why are you doing it? It is to Realise your Self, to Realise God inside of you, to have God-Realisation, because God-Realisation or Self-Realisation will not come to you just like that. It needs an effort from you.
Monday, February 11, 2013
After so many lives we attain a human body. A human is very special. A human is gifted with the grace of attaining and merging with the Divine and becoming One with the Lord, of realising the Lord within himself. Why do we always limit ourselves? Why do we always like this limitation? Why are we not free? It is there. It has been given to you, but you forget about it. Work to concentrate, to focus your mind, to make your mind positive. Work through increasing the power and the strength inside of you. When you know that the Divine is with you, you really know He is with you. Whenever you chant the Divine Names, don’t think that
the Divine is far away. The Divine is present, is nearer than your heartbeat. So close is the Lord, you know, but yet we see Him as if He is so far away. When we talk about attaining the Lord, it seems like some distance but, actually, it’s not that far. When you have learned to control your mind, when you have learned to concentrate and focus it, you will see that He is ever sitting in each part of your body, because the human body is not just made of flesh and bones like we say. It is indeed, but when we look at the mystical form of the human body, there are all the Deities present inside. A certain Deity is responsible for each part of your body. This is beautiful. If you can look beyond the physical body and see the Divine, which is seated in each part of you, you will learn to respect this body. You will learn to love it. What about the word ‘Love’, which we always talk about? One time in Germany I was asking the question “I always talk about Love, but I was wondering how many of you really understand what I am saying about Love? ” We know many forms of love, many kinds of love. In all kinds of love, there is Love, but when we are on the spiritual path, we talk about unconditional Love. It’s another degree of Love. It’s a Love that transcends the mind itself; that transcends what we understand with the mind. It’s a Love that even transcends the heart itself. How many hearts do we have? Well, we have one physical heart and one spiritual heart, but we have only one brain. I have never heard of a spiritual brain. Since you have two hearts and one brain, why does this mind seem so much bigger? Isn’t it said that two are stronger than one? This is the illusion that the mind always creates,
to show that it is more powerful, to show that it is stronger, that it can control everything. In reality, it can’t control anything and it knows that. That’s why the mind creates fear, and when you hang with this fear you are never free. That’s why on the spiritual path we say “Think with your heart and feel with your heart. Stay in your heart always.” Our physical heart is always hanging out in the realm of thoughts, but our spiritual heart is much stronger. That’s what we have to discover. To attain this spiritual heart, the journey is from the physical heart to the spiritual heart, from the spiritual heart to the higher Consciousness. That’s the journey for each one of us; if it is not in this lifetime, it will be in the next life, or in the next, next, next life. But if you can do it in this lifetime, don’t waste time! Don’t lose hope, because we are all part of the Divine, whether we want it or not. Whoever we are, we are this and we will attain Him. It doesn’t matter how many lifetimes one takes on Earth. He is the source. He is the beginning and He is the end. Very often people talk about themselves as if they know themselves. You know only one part of yourself, only this self that you think of as yourself now in this life. In this physical body, in this present moment, you think you know yourself. You don’t know anything about yourself. If you want to know about yourself, you have to start working.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
To want Him means to devote oneself sincerely, to develop this pure Love that is already there, just to let
it out and let it spread around. With this devotion and pure Love, one will realise that the Divine is not outside, but it is inside, in this microcosmic form of the Universe that He has implanted in us. When a yogi looks inside of himself, he doesn’t see in the same way that human beings see things, because human beings want to see many things. How many human beings want to see the Ultimate within them? If you haven’t found the Ultimate inside of you, how would you find the Ultimate outside? How would you find it in all His Creation? We say God pervades everything but how many people achieve this state? Very few! Like in the Gita, it said “Out of a million, only few will attain Him.” Through the Divine Names, which have been given, go inside. Utilise the Cosmic Names of God and attain Him. That’s what Shiva teaches us. That’s what all the Deities, if you analyse them properly, teach us: to realise this oneness with the Creator. We have to take time and be patient. Not in one month of spiritual practice will you attain the Divine, not even in one year! If you read the Vedas, if you read the Upanishads, you will see that it took yogis hundreds of years to attain the Divine, but it was that age. So it’s a lucky age now, because just by chanting the Divine Names you can attain Him. It’s so simple, no? You know there is a thing called dying while you are still alive, which means samadhi. We will do a meditation and, if you do it properly, you can go into Samadhi. It doesn’t mean that you will die. No, you will come back again.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Real happiness is when you can enjoy the Love of God completely, because His Love never fades. The more you love Him, the more you will want to love Him. Such Love one really has to cultivate, you have to love Him and want Him. Bug Him, call Him and as long as He doesn’t give Himself to you, keep harassing Him. Then He will get fed up and just say “Let me give it to him.”
Monday, February 4, 2013
You are the child of God. You are part of the Divine creation. So make this your achievement. Make this your goal in life. Wherever you are, remind yourself of this goal. Whenever you think that you are doing something wrong or you’re acting in the wrong way, close your eyes, drop inside, deep inside your heart and ask the Self and then listen to it. Only when your mind is quiet will you hear the heart talking to you. So keep practicing, I always say it, and I will keep saying it – maybe every time you come for darshan you will hear the same thing. As long as you don’t practice it properly I will keep saying it, I will bore you with it, because I would love all of you to reach Divinity. I want all of you to realise the love of God that is inside you, not only that – I want all of you to become an instrument of this love, you know, and share it around. Bring it to everybody. You don’t need to go and hug the person or whatever to share the love of God – just by the reflection of your face, this light will be passed on wherever you go; this light will be continuously with you.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Christ said “ The least you do to my brothers, you are doing it unto me.” The little you do to someone who really is in need, you are doing it to the Lord. In return, He is giving you much more. In return He is filling your heart with lots of Love.
If you want to experience the Love of God, help, do charity. This will open the heart, because when you do charity, you don’t think of yourself, you think of serving. You see, when you start to think of others, God will give you the most important thing. Some people will say “Yeah, but many people help.” Yes, there are many people who help, but the help doesn’t come from the heart. Help doesn’t mean that you have to go to a house like this or help these kinds of people. Help means anything and everything! You can go into nature and do something simple, help planting a tree where it is needed or if you see some trash on the way you pick it up. Something like this is also help, a help to nature.