Swami Vishwananda Shivaratri February 2010Let’s analyze the human body. The Shastras say that the human body is made of the five elements, the Pancha Tattva, and if you look at these five elements they are constantly in war with each another. They can’t be in peace with each another. Can water be at peace with fire? No, it can’t be! That’s why in the human body there is so much imbalance. Even if you see somebody is perfect on the outside, there’s no such thing as perfection like that. There is always something going wrong in the body. Imagine if all the five elements would start fighting with each another, what would happen? Terrible, catastrophic. And this is within yourself, not outside! But that is what is happening in people nowadays.
When you analyze the people, when you look at people walking around, you see them walking, but yet they are not present in their body. The elements are so much at war inside them, that they are somewhere else. And what keeps these elements in balance in ourselves is the Holy Spirit; the Spirit of God within oneself. And how would you energize this Spirit? If the Spirit leaves you, you fall dead, you lose everything. Here when you are alive, you say, “This is mine, that is mine, it’s my possession.” But imagine if the Spirit leaves you, what will happen? What is yours? What is mine? Nothing stays. The Gita says, “You come with nothing and you will leave with nothing, all that you take, you will leave here.” We have incarnated for a reason, we have a human body for a reason. But we will not find this reason until we make this body into pure love and devotion. This is where your Sadhana comes in.
When you will develop this pure love and devotion, then you will really know the meaning of this human body, then you will really enjoy being in this body, then you will know the purpose of being here. Otherwise you will go left-right, left-right, left-right, left-right, left-right and when the boat will sink, no boatman, you will sink. Then you have to wait another life! So, don’t waste time because the time you waste is gone and once it’s gone, don’t think you will have it again. You are living n the right time, you know, the best time of all.
MAHA SHIVARATRI 2010
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