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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, 15 November 2009

Free yourself from illusion and surrender to God

Today Sri Swami Vishwananda gives us an important advice for our spiritual path:

Everybody wants to get liberation quickly. But how many people really want to surrender? Only a few. Everybody wants liberation, but only a few people want to surrender... Only a few people want to let go of and say: “Lord, yes, I let go of everything, this is all just an illusion. I surrender to you!” But no- people like the illusion. They like to dance with the Maya and when Maya has Her effect on people, they like to complain also: “God, why I am having like this? I pray to you every day, but still I am suffering so much!” Whereas, somebody who is wise, surrenders to the Lord. Whatever God gives this person, this person will regard everything as a gift from the Lord. So, the difference is: both of them pray to God, but one has surrendered and the other one has not surrendered everything. He still hangs on his things. That's why the two are different. The one will percieve everything as God's giving. He will enjoy the Lord, whatever may come. But the other one will blame God always, no matter what comes he will say: “Why I am having this?” So, in that way we see that in this world nowadays, only a few people really achieve a spiritual life.

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