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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.
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Monday, 28 December 2009

Why is the mind always troubling us?

Before giving Darshan on the 26th December 2009, Sri Swami Vishwananda gave another Christmas Speech. Here an excerpt:

Sri Swami Vishwananda: Jai Gurudev! (Audience: Jai Gurudev!)

Firstly ‘Merry Christmas’ to all of you. To all who were not here, hope you have had a wonderful Christmas time and that you were filled with a lot of joy and happiness.
Like I was saying a few days ago- it is a time of change. It is a time that we have to change ourselves, a time that we have to start taking responsibility. As long as we don’t take responsibility we weaken ourselves.

Often we will see that we let ourselves be dominated by our mind. And you will say: “But, Swamiji, we try our best, but we don’t succeed. Why? We know very well, why we are here. We know very well what we are searching for. And it’s all inside of ourselves.

But yet- why is this mind always troubling us? Why is it so difficult to let it go? Why? It is simple. The answer to that is: We like our limitation. Just that. We like to limit ourselves and we like to dance on this limitation. That’s how, when we analyze ourselves, we see our own limitation. But yet, deep inside ourselves there is another voice that says: “Hey you have to wake up. There is something greater than that.”

But yet, the limitation of the mind shows that…“that’s it”. We are in our own game and we don’t want to jump out. It is, like we are caging ourselves like an animal and we run from one side to the other. Then we are back again to the same place. Like that we let our mind darken our true Self.

But from time to time, through the grace of God, through the grace of Divine Mother, there are some rays of light and the gate is opened and you go out. But then, out of fear, you run in again. Where does that lead you to? Krishna has said to Arjun: “Dear Arjun, be free. Be like a Yogi. Raise your weapon and fight.” When He said that to Arjun, He did not say that to Arjun only, He said that to all of us.

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