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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.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Everybody can change- Happy Holi!

Sri Swami Vishwananda: When your mind is positive and you know that the Lord is seated inside and you keep calling Him, there is no chance that He will not reveal Himself inside of you. There are so many stories in which even criminals, like I have said during Shivaratri, I was telling the story of Grudaha.
How he was a big criminal but through the love, through the devotion to God Shiva he changed.
Same way- everybody can change.
But this is the connection which the Atma has with Paramatma.
And this connection is not a connection of just now.
Now we are limited to the body.
We have each one an individual body and each one of you thinks of oneself
But being the Atma- what is the Atma?
It’s part of Paramatma.
And this Atma one day, whether it's in this life or in hundred lives, it will go back to its source where it comes from.
There is no chance that it will never go back there.
But it's up to each one whether to quicken it or not.
That's the free will that God has given.

And because today we celebrate Holi- the colorfoul Hindu festival, here a nice video of Holi.
P.S: Swamiji was really throwing with colours around and found many "victims"- we all look now like chamaleon ;).


What is "Holi"?

Holi (also called Holaka or Phagwa) is an annual festival celebrated on the day after the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna (early March). It celebrates spring, commemorates various events in Hindu mythology and is time of disregarding social norms and indulging in general merrymaking.

Holi is probably the least religious of Hindu holidays. During Holi, Hindus attend a public bonfire, spray friends and family with colored powders and water, and generally go a bit wild in the streets.

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