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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.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

The free will, part 2

Here is the second part of Sri Swami Vishwananda's answer concerning our free will.
(The Satsang was given on May 30th in our Center Springen in Germany).
Sri Swami Vishwananda:
If we really had a free will, we would have attained God so quickly.
That would have been very easy. Isn’t it?
But why do we have to renounce our will first and then only we attain the Divine?
Because our will is so filled with the ego, that only when we renounce this ego, the will of God can manifest itself. That’s what Christ has shown: The complete surrender to the Father’s will.
When he was praying in the garden, He said “If you can make the cart pass away, let it be done, but not according to my will, because my will is filled with so much pride.
He also had the will of choice. He could have changed everything.
But yet he surrendered to the Father’s will, showing that “Let it be done according to Your will, not my will. Because when i talk about "my will" there is still "my". There is still what "I" want. Firstly "I" would like to have everything. We always say "my" and "I". But what is this “I” and what is this “my”? In The Gita it is said “You came in this world with nothing and you will leave this world with nothing. All that you have here is only from here." The only thing that you carry with you are the good things or your Sadhana that you have done. This Sadhana will be stored in the "heavenly bank", that Christ had talked about. Don’t keep your treasure in this world, where a thief can come and rob it, but place it in the heavenly bank. Krishna said also: "Only the good things will make you advance and make you attain the Divine, attain your true Self."

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