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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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The two rivers or how to be absolutley pure

Here is a story that Sri Swami Vishwananda told us on the 27th August 2009 before the Darshan. On this day we also celebrated Radhasthami, which is the appearance day of Radha.

There was once a Saint. He was passing by the Kali temple in Dakshineshwar and stood in front of the temple. As he was looking to the temple, the whole temple started to shake. At that moment Ramakrishna was there. He was looking what was happenng. Then he said to his nephew: Do you see this sadhu, this man, who is dressed with not so nice clothes, like a beggar? Did you see what he just did? Can you go and find out who he is? The nephew ran to the Sadhu and when the Sadhu saw him coming he started running. So he started to run after the Sadhu and finally he caught up the Sadhu, called him and said “I want to be your disciple.” The Sadhu said “What? I don’t want you. Go away.” The Sadhu started walking very fast. Then again he hold the Sadhu’s feet and said “I will not let you go, until you take me as a disciple.” So the Sadhu said “Okay, get up. Look there, do you see these two rivers?” There were two rivers flowing, one of them which is very filthy and the other one was very pure and clean. Then he said to him “Come to me, I will accept you the moment these two rivers seem equal to you.”

Do you get it? The moment your mind is completely surrendered to God, there will be no judgment; there will be only pure love. As long as there is judgment in the mind you will see the difference. And as long as one sees the difference, when a big storm comes, it can be uprooted. So work on your faith.

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