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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, 17 September 2014

Swami Vishwananda talks about Free Will

Sri Swami Vishwananda says "On the spiritual path there is only one free will, God’s will; He is the only one who is free. If one is caught in illusion, etc. how can one be free? One is not free. Where is the free will? So there is not a free will really…the will which He gives to His creation is the will of loving Him. Because that He can’t do; He can’t force you to love. In love, there is a freedom, that’s why its said true love, when it awakens one pains for the Beloved only; one knows nothing else than God. The free will becomes one with the Beloved Lord.
A bhakta, a devotee, (bhakta is more than a devotee), whatever the bhakta does, is always to please  the Beloved. His own comforts, etc. are not required. That’s why it is said, God is present everywhere, in everything, but He is dancing in the heart of the bhakta only. Even if He is present in all hearts, but He is not dancing there; deep in action there, like in the heart of a disciple...you see, in the heart of a bhakta, disciple, it is more than God Himself. The action that one sees in the heart of a bhakta you don’t see anywhere else. In God you find God alone, but in a bhakta you find the bhakta and God; the relationship and action between both of them."

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