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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.

Friday, 25 September 2009

The temple of your heart

Sri Swami Vishwananda talks about the temple of our heart:

The Saddhus and Saints always said: "Whenever you meditate, whenever you do your prayer, always try to do it on the same time at the same place." Let’s say you go to a spiritual place, you pray or you do your Sadhana in a special place. Why are these places special, why are they sacred?
There is a merging of all the energies through the centuries, where people have prayed. Sages or Saints have come and prayed to that places, that have made God manifest Himself. It’s true that God is present everywhere in our self. Each part of our body is the Divine itself. It's like with water: Everytime when you need water, you don’t need to dig a well.
There is a big reservoir of energy. Whenever you go to pilgrimage, you just take the energy from that reservoir and just drink from it. All parts of your body are part of the Divine, but everything is centered in one place, which is our heart and when we go there, we can feel this. The heart becomes also a temple, where the Divine can manifest itself. So when you go to your heart, through Sadhana, through devotion and through your spiritual practices, bhakti, devotion starts to manifest itself, because you receive the source of the Divine itself. The Source is there and you don’t need to dig more wells in yourself.

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