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This Blog is a collection of excerpts from talks given by Sri Swami Vishwananda. Please note that this Blog does not focus on dates, background and the exact original way of how Swamiji delivered the speech. We edit the talks slightly, presenting them in a kind of “poetic” format. This means we choose certain paragraphs from a talk which reflect a particular theme.
Read them as pieces of Divine Wisdom, meditate upon the words and just feel how Swamiji is addressing you with His words.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Overcoming the mind

One major factor that stops mankind from becoming love is the mind. To overcome the mind, chant any Divine name. When you practice this regularly, the mind will focus on simplicity. While you were singing bhajans, your mind was not troubling you. When you chant, your mind is busy making it hard for negativity to take over. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, keeping your mind fixed on God. This will help you open your heart.
Chanting Divine names is one efficient way of controlling the mind. Look at any religion; Christianity does the heart prayer. Hinduism has the japa mala. Muslims have the rosary. The name of God is very important and it’s very simple. Why complicate it? Why complicate things when God has given you something so easy? By chanting His name you feel so close to Him. But it doesn’t stop here.
It’s like when you know there’s a treasure somewhere and you know the location. By calling the treasure, “Oh my treasure come out, come out, come out.” Will the treasure come out? The treasure will not come out. There are a a lot of stones and earth you have to dig out until you get this treasure.

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