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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.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

From being proud into being positive

Here now the second part about pride.

Sri Swami Vishwananda: Second, like I said: When pride arises, you will think of knowing better than anybody, even better than the teacher himself.

You will start lecturing others.
And what will happen, if they do not have the same idea as you?

They are wrong, you are right.
And when this happens, God gives you again experience in life: Good, bad, joyful, painful, happy or sad.
Why? That you become strong.

So this is personal.
But what people very often do is that they go around, talking positively, but they talk towards their own negativity.
What happens?
It poisons other people.
This is also another form of pride.
As you are all on the spiritual path you have to be positive.

Today i found a nice video, which i really needed, when i woke up and which helped me a lot- to be positive, to be grateful for the "small things" in life, like a smile of a friendly person or a small sunray coming behind the cloud.
Hopefully it will also help you

Concering the picture: Just a simple message- Be positive :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice picture!
So, we should respect our elders and take care of senior citizens.

Thus, there is a need to make the children learn to respect others. They should learn how to show respect to their elders, their youngsters, their culture, nation, epics, religion and everything they are related to in some way or the other.

Respect can be shown through behavior and it can also be felt. We can act in ways, which are considered respectful. We can also feel respect for someone and feel respected by someone. Because it is possible to act in ways that do not reflect how we really feel, the feeling of respect is more important than the behavior without the feeling. When the feeling is there, the behavior will naturally follow.

Our elders give us knowledge, we learn from their experiences. To get respect it is very important to give respect. We can show respect to our parents and teachers or anybody else who is elder to us by listening to them and avoiding any sort of criticism. Even if some things are not acceptable to us, we should not shout, we should avoid arguments and try to analyze our own behavior.

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