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Thursday, 8 October 2009


Before the Darshan on the 13th July 2007 in Friedrichshafen Sri Swami Vishwananda talked about 2012 and self-realization

I was wondering what can we talk about. But there is one thing, which I find very interesting. For all the Satsangs that I have done lately, people always asked one question: What will happen 2012? What do you think will happen 2012? I’m sure all of you have heard lots of predictions about 2012, isn't it? For example that everybody will be enlightened, which is very good. Some people have heard that maybe the world will end 2012, which is very bad. And the sportive have heard, that there is the Olympic in 2012. So among all this I have seen happy people, who have heard that they will be enlightened. I have seen people happy, when they have heard, that the world will end 2012. I have seen people happy to know that there is the Olympic 2012. In gross it is very good to be happy. And there are a few people, who got very scared that the world will end 2012. They became very depressive. When I say, that it’s true that there will be the Olympic, they say "Very good."
It is true that people will become enlightened 2012, because there are everyday people who become enlightened. It is true, that the world is ending 2012, because it is ending everyday little by little. So, when I say to people the world will not end the way people think, you will see that they are so depressed. When I say nothing will happen, they say “Why will nothing happen?” Don’t think that enlightenment will just happen like that (snapping his fingers). You have to really work for it.
I am happy to know that lot of people have the determination to reach God-realisation by 2012, which is very good. This determination will make it happen, but don’t think that just by sitting, it will happen. No- you have to do something. If you have a determination, you have to act.
It's the same thing: you had the determination of coming here today. What have you done? You went in your car and you drove. Some drove 500 km, some drove 200 km. You had a determination of coming and you came here. Likewise you have a determination for God-realisation or to become enlightened, to get enlightenment, to become self-realised. It’s now that you have to work. Don't wait that 2012 God will just say “Okay I love them so much, that I will give them all self-realisation just like that.”
Know one thing: Whatever God gives, He gives according to it’s time and according whether you can handle things or not. He will not give you something, that you will make a big mess out of it. He will not give you realisation, until you can handle realisation, because it's not just about saying “I am self-realised” or putting an etiquette on yourself, saying “Yes, I am self-realised”. It’s not like that. There is also a big responsibility and you have to go through certain purification to attain that. So when we say the world will end 2012, of course it will end, because all the negative qualities, which are present inside of that person, will also end. This will be the end of it. But whether it will be 2012 or later – that determination depends on each one individually, because spirituality is each individual path.
And Of course the Master can make it happen. When the disciple is really and sincerely ready, a touch of the Master can give realization just like that. But like I said: we have to have the determination to it.

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