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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, 29 September 2010

A small story about Ramakrishna

Maybe you have heard of Ramakrishna, an Indian saint? During His time, one day a beggar came in front of the Kali Temple. And while standing in front of the temple, he just chanted one mantra, and the whole temple started to move. Another man was looking, and when he saw that the beggar has such power, he started running after him. When the beggar saw that this man was running after him, he started to run even faster. After a while, when the beggar saw that this man was still behind him, he stopped and said, “What do you want?” The man replied, “I have seen that just by standing and praying in front of the temple, you made the whole temple moving. So, for sure you are a great person, and I would like to learn from you, and to become your disciple.” The beggar said, “No, I don’t want you. Go away!” But the man kept bucking and said, “Hey, I want, I want, I want!” Then the beggar finally told him, “Ok, you want to be my disciple? Fine! Do you see this river here and do you see that river overthere?” One river was dirty and the other river was clean, and the saint said to the man, “Come to me when both of these two rivers seem alike for you!”

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