Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Open the Heart


If humans could understand the love that they have inside of them, they would always sing the same way Radha sang the name of Krishna, the same way that Mary Magdalena had love for Christ Jesus, the same way that all the saints in the world have love for God. All of you can achieve this love. All of you can become this reality because this is what you ultimately are. Pure love, Pure Divinity.

Only the mind stops you from realizing it. We often talk about the mind. But God has given a heart to man, too. The heart is just not here to pump the blood in the whole body. It's also to feel. Very often when you get hurt, the heart has a lot of pain, doesn't it? And when you feel happiness and joy, the heart is wide open.

And to love God is... I can't even express it in words actually, because its a mixture of everything in it. Sometimes you will fight with God, and sometimes you will just be completely in love with God. And at the end of all three, it's just this pure love. And this is the freedom that you all have. But you have to really express it to let it grow. Not with a "but." So many times we say, "We try to open our heart, but there is always something in the way."

Try it, you will see. One day you will surrender completely, saying, "Open my heart. Here I am. I surrender to you -- body, mind and soul is Yours! Do whatever you want to do." For sure you will be guided. Do it. Very often people start to do it, but then doubt arises in the mind.

You see doubt arises because you expect limits.... expectation limits the Divine. Do you think God can be limited when you say,"God, I love you. I really want to feel You. I really want to know You!" And then you are questioning about the light when He is the Light of all Lights, and the light that these [human] eyes cannot even look at.

From: Sri Swami Vishwananda Talks

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