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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.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Love and pain

During a Satsang following question arised: "Why does love hurt so much , when it is the most beautiful thing of the world?"

Sri Swami Vishwananda answered: Love can create pain, but it can create also great joy. Why does it create pain? It’s how we see it. Love can be pain, when we want something and we don't get it. Then it’s painful, but if we get what we want it’s joyful. You have the choice. But very often it is even painful to love God . Many will say that... Love is not accessible so easily and that’s what makes it painful. If we have Him, (God) we take Him very often for granted and we don’t really enjoy Him. But when we don’t have Him, we realize what we have lost.

In fact we didn’t loose anything. He is there all the time. It’s just that He shadows Himself, so that we can realize how great He is.

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