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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.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The doctor and Ramakrishna

Sri Swami Vishwananda: Once there was a doctor who took his job very seriously.
And he was very satisfied whenever people came to him to get healed, he was very happy about it.
But his happiness had always only a short duration, so he was always wondering “Why I can be happy, but yet, it lasts a very short while?"
You know about this kind of happiness, no?
Then the doctor went to Ramakrishna, an Indian Saint who lived in the last century, and told him “Ramakrishnaji, tell me how you love.
I feel this love, but it doesn’t last for long.”
Ramakrishna answered to him “My dear doctor, I know that you help people, and that you feel this love, but know one thing: your love is based on how much you get as payment.
So, go and help people.
It’s not that you should not take money, take it, but once a week give free consultation.
You will see that this love inside of you will grow more and more.”
And, of course, the doctor practised what Ramakrishna told him.
After a few months, he came back to Sri Ramakrishna and fell down at his feet, saying “My Lord, I have
done what you have told me and I’m the most happy person.
Now, I don’t do this selfless service only one time a week, but I do it two or three times a week!”

More wonderful and inspiring stories can be found in Sri Swami Vishwananda's book Just Love

Listen to this nice song written by Swami Vivekananda about Paramhansa Ramakrishna

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