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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.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

God is beyond good and bad

Somebody recently asked Sri Swami Vishwananda about the meaning of being 'perfect'.

Devotee 9:
The question is: Jesus said “Be complete orBild hinzufügen perfect, just as Mom and Dad or the Father is perfect. Does that mean we have to be perfect like this or can we be also perfect with all our bad qualities?

Sri Swami Vishwananda: Well, perfection, when you are perfect, that’s just what I spoke right now, when you are perfect there is no good, there is no bad. (laughing)
You see: in the mind of men, we see good and bad and we think that God is good.
He can’t be good only, because He is also the bad one (laughter) and He is above this.
But when we say we are perfect, we are good, we are still far away from that.

Devotee 9: What should we really strive for? What does it mean to be perfect
then?

Sri Swami Vishwananda: To understand it with the mind will be difficult.
But, let’s say, we have just to try not to judge, not to judge ourselves, not to judge others.

Listen here to a really, really wonderful song with beautiful Lyrics dedicated to our Lord of Lords Jesus.
Hillsong United- Lord of Lords:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFkY5-Xp710
There are even subtitles :-)
Beholding your beauty is all I long for
To worship Y
ou Jesus with my soul's desire
For this very heart you've shaped for your pleasure
The purpose to lift your name high

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Being perfect is not to judge, but yet to stick to the rules of truth, righteousness etc, as all the saints did stick to theses rules...if we don´t set up rules for ourselves, we cannot overcome the sense world, and if we don´t overcome the sense world, well, we cannot overcome the mind either...But as Swamiji said, of course we can choose which way we want to go. But one day the Yogi, inside us, as He said, must make the choice, i.e. renunciation of the material world. Swamiji Himself ssid, as long as we stick to even one material thing, we cannot be enlightened...JGD

 
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