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

Sunday, November 10, 2013

So introvert yourself as much as possible and be in silence....

If I ask everybody now “What do you want?” some will say “I want Love”, some will say “I want God” or “I want God-Realisation.” Well, it’s beautiful, but do you really want that? If you really, sincerely want it, then be strong and have faith. Trust! Trust what the Divine is giving to you; trust what you feel inside of you. Like it is said, one has to have faith like a child, no? When you look at children, they are free. They don’t think too much. But what happens afterwards? Where is the child gone? The mind has taken over. You think you know more, so you need to reason. Sometimes you don’t need to reason. You just need to sit quietly and feel. Feel and listen, because when you feel of course, it’s not just feeling. When you are completely in silence, there is also the voice of God. The voice of God will not talk to you like in ancient times. He will talk to you from within you. Learn to trust this inner voice, and if you still have doubt about it, ask Him questions. Ask Him if it is really like this or like that. Then you test it yourself, so that you can learn to trust this inner voice. It’s not that you just hear it and accept it “OK, yes, it’s fine. It’s good like that.” No, you hear, ask certain questions and see if it is really happening this way, then give your full trust to it. This is one way of listening to your inner Self and to make it stronger and stronger.This example is given by the Virgin Mary Herself. When the angels appeared to Her and greeted Her with “Hail Mary, you are blessed among all the women. The Lord has favoured you that you will bear the Son of God inside of your womb” She didn’t say, “OK, cool, I like that.“ No, She said “How can this be possible? I have never been with a man.” So the angels were pleased with it, because this confirmed Her faith. She didn’t have doubt, but She questioned it. This is what the angels said “It will be done according to the Will of God. The Spirit shall come over you and overshadow you.”It’s important to learn to trust this inner voice, and to know for sure if it is real or if it is just a fantasy of one’s mind. You will do that by putting certain questions to that and yet you will be the observer of that conversation. The atma, the soul, will be the observer of that conversation. I will tell you something; this is the most beautiful thing you can do – to observe how the mind is talking to the Higher Self and what you are hearing inside of you.Like I said to you before, this will happen only when you are in silence. So introvert yourself as much as possible and be in silence, because when somebody talks, talks and talks, like I am doing right now, what happens? Of course it is joyful to talk, but afterwards you are tired. Of course, you will say “When I sit down quietly, I also will get tired,” but when the mind is calm, you will not be tired. This is where meditation comes in. Meditation is not only to sit in one place and close one’s eyes and meditate, like we know it in the traditional way, but meditation is also every time when you can look inside your heart and see the Divine.

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