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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, 6 September 2009


We often ask ourselves what is the most important on the spiritual path? The most important thing on the spiritual path is self-discipline. This is a word which many don’t like to hear, because it’s only through self-discipline that you will be able to do your sadhana. Without self-discipline it’s very difficult, because you will always find excuses not to do something. You will always try to find excuses not to go to the prayer in the morning, because it’s too early in the morning. But what is sadhana? What does the word sadhana mean? Some things by which we will attain or spiritual goal. That’s what sadhana is. In sadhana there is perseverance, there is eagerness, there is patience. Without these three you can try as much as possible- very difficult. That’s how your mind will always make you think “Oh, today I’m a bit tired. I will not go to prayer” or “I will not do this or I will not do that”. Then you start to build up this self-undiscipliness, because there is a lack of perseverance. You want to achieve your spiritual goal, you want to realize yourself. Do you think it happens just like that? No. Because if one just sits around and thinks " I will go to prayer whenever I want, I will do my sadhana whenever I want", then God will also say “I will come to you whenever I want”. Well, He will come to you whenever He wants, it’s true, but you can make Him come faster. You can make Him awake and consume you faster. And this is done only through your discipline.

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