Monday, December 28, 2009

We Live Like Caged Animals In A Time of Change

Vishwananda Teachings: Directed Straight to the Heart

Swami Vishwananda Teaching: (Excerpted from Pre-Darshan Speech, December 26, 2009) LINK:

We live in a time of change and it is a time when we have to change ourselves. We live in a time when we have to start taking responsibility. As long as we do not take responsibility, we weaken ourselves. When we analyze ourselves, we see our own limitation. Even then deep inside ourselves, there is another voice that says: “Hey you have to wake up.” There is something greater than our limitation. And yet, the limitation of the mind is strong. We are in our own game and we don´t want to jump out of our game.

It is like we are caging ourselves like an animal and we run from one side to the other of the cage. Then we go back again to the same place that we were before. Like that, we let our mind darken our true Self. From time to time, as we rush back and forth inside the cage of our own making, through the grace of God and through the grace of Divine Mother, there are some rays of light and the gate is opened and you go out. But then, out of fear, you run into your cage again. Where does that lead you? Krishna said to Arjun: “Dear Arjun, be free. Be like a Yogi and raise your weapon and fight.” When Krishna said that to Arjun, he did not say it only to Arjun. Krishna said that to all of us. We are all Yogis but we have to be free. What is a Yogi? It is somebody who is free!

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