For those of us who live a great physical distance and see Swami Vishwananda infrequently, it is inspiring always to see, read or hear something that reminds us of what he actually does throughout time in his mission. Yesterday, I was reminded when I watched the video of Swami, "Bala Krishna." This video and the talks and rituals Swami is doing in the video happened before our troubles in 2008. What struck me while watching the video is that Swami has remained the same, centered and on purpose both during and since the disturbing time. He is doing the same spiritual teachings he was doing before.
Mahavatar Babaji said recently in his letter for this blog on April 10: “The spiritual energy that the teacher maintains, even in times of trouble for him in the Earthly sense, may be an inspiration for you in your trouble. For he is enlightened and is capable of staying centered in the ‘worst of times and the best of times.’ You can learn from him as you observe him in his work.” After watching the video (see below), I was reminded that Swami has remained centered through the trouble, both during and after. As reported, if he had some adverse reaction to the trouble, it was of short duration! Many say that Swami seems to be even more beautifully, powerfully and spiritually centered, giving and loving than before the trouble. It seems that way for me! -Utpalavati
Bala Krishna with Swami Vishwananda
"When the Lord has entered the heart of man, when he reveals himself, when the heart is opened up, one always feels God. Nothing can move oneself away from that. No matter how exciting the world is outside, once you have looked into the eyes of Narayanya, once you have realized the Divinity within you, you won't go away from that!" -Swami Vishwananda-