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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.
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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Letting go of the Pride

Actually what stops one in one's spiritual advancement is the pride of thinking, that one knows everything.
So the pride and ego always stop oneself, because it is a creation of the mind. The creation that always want for selfish reason and even, when we are aware of it, it’s always jumping to put himself in front, saying “Here, I am in front, You should look at me. Here, I am in front, You should consider me. Here, I am in front, You should feed me. But once you fall in the trapt of it, what happens? You are lost. That’s what Christ said :”The first will be last and the last will be first”, because for the one who is always in front, who always wants to be in front,there is always pride and when you feed the pride you are gone. But how can pride reach divinehood? It’s only through humility, that one can reach God. It’s only through humility, humbleness, that one will shine the light that you have inside of you.
In front of God everybody is equal, whether it is a Saint or not a Saint, whether it’s a rich person or a poor person, whether it’s a white person or a black person. God is Love and He just knows how to love. In your true aspect, deep inside Your heart, You are love. Why is it difficult that You just need to love?
Do You know why it becomes difficult to Love unconditionally? Because of this pride. Whether pride is big or small, as long as you have a little, it will always be an obstruction. Like it is said, that a small pebble can make a huge building fall. But a small pebble, which is fixed properly, can hold the whole building.
But the same stone can make the whole building fall, if it is not fixed properly.
It’s the same thing. If we have our ego under control, we will rise.
But if our pride is visible and extravagant in front of our eyes and we enjoy it , don’t think You will advance.
Especially in spiritual people I see that very often. Not in normal people, because normal people don’t bother about that. Who bothers more about their pride are very often spiritual people. They forget about the Love of God, but they think more about the ego and the pride. How much they are advancing, where they are, how much brilliant light they are seeing- Optic illusion. But if one is humble, one will keep it and introvert it. Whatever You experience, any experience has to help You to advance. When you treasure it inside of You, You will see that You will advance more faster. But when You like to publicize it, just to make you great, it becomes difficult.

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