Monday, July 19, 2010

From the Eye of the Storm

The eye is a region of mostly calm weather found at the center of strong tropical cyclones. The eye of a storm is a roughly circular area and typically 30–65 km (20–40 miles) in diameter. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather of a cyclone occurs.

Swami Vishwananda: Actually, when one comes to a point of self-realization, or one has come to the point of complete union with God, one doesn’t ask any questions of how is this and how is that. All the questions and all these things are in the mind. It’s the mind that asks questions. You have to transcend the mind to understand devotion.

Unless you have transcended the mind, you always will ask questions because the mind always wants to be fed with negativity and this is where the mind gets its power. The more you feed the mind, the more the mind will have control. When fed, the mind will have the power to control you, to play the game with you and to make you dance in its game? The more you suffer, the more there will be to complain about. As long as you do not surrender the mind, it’s difficult. And how to surrender the mind is through chanting the name of God continuously.

Utpalavati: From the eye of the storm, one eventually comes to the center or eye of the storm of life, where peace lives and reigns—“union with God". Until this union with the Divine is manifested we may ask: Open The Eyes of My Heart Lord

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