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, May 28, 2013

In simplicity you will find it, in the simplicity of your heart.....

Often people think “Why do we have to be spiritual? Why do we have to be ready for God?” Why not just sit down and say “God will give whenever He wants to give?” It’s true if you don’t make any effort, you will not know how to handle what God wants to give you. It’s only when you start making your effort and say “Yes God, I’m working on myself to be ready for You. I’m working on myself to be ready for this realisation and I’m trying to be ready also to help others”, then God will give it to you. Even if He has to give it on a silver plate or even on a diamond plate, He will do it, but the effort, you have to do it. That reminds me of a small story. I like to tell stories all the time, but I don’t even know from where they come. For sure up there’s a big store of stories. Once there was a prince. He went to the Queen – the Queen’s name was Madalassa – and said to the Queen “Mother, you have sent all my brothers away to become ascetics in the forest. Why?” The mother thought for a while and said “My son, of course they could have realised the Divine here also, but they went to work on this in the forest.” It’s like this, if there are two boats   – one boat, which is decorated very beautifully with a lot of beautiful lights and very shiny, but in this boat there is a hole and there is another boat, which is simple, very simple, but without a hole – which one would you take – the beautiful one or the simple one? You would take the simple one. This is the same thing the Queen was saying to her son. Spirituality is often like this boat that is decorated very beautifully; whoever goes into it sinks in the middle of the water,  whereas the one who takes the simplest form of life and leads a life in spirituality, lives in an ascetic way, he reaches his goal. In simplicity you will find it, in the simplicity of your heart. You see, the heart is not complicated. When you look at the heart, what the heart says is very simple. It’s like the boat, which is very simple. Whereas, when you look at the mind, it’s decorated with so many beautiful things that it traps people into it. To become spiritual is to divert this beauty of the mind to the heart, and go in the boat of the heart to reach the final destination, to reach the Oneness of God within you.All that you are practicing is good; whatever path you take is good. Know that the main thing is that you have to reach the goal, no matter which path you take.
Let God steal your heart.The more you say “Yes, take it. Steal it. It is yours already”, the more you will see how you float in your spiritual path, how you float in the hand of God.

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