Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

From Swami Vishwananda’s Darshan Talk December 26, 2010
A new year is coming; every year there is a new year coming. It’s the same; it’s just the calendar that changes. Every year people always take resolutions in life saying: “OK, this year I will be doing this or that”. What would be nice is to take the resolution that, firstly, you will change the mind even if it is not that easy. You will try your best to do it because to change the mind is quite difficult. It’s easy to change somebody but to change yourself is more difficult. Start to tell yourself, then, in place of going around and telling somebody: “You have to change something”. No, say it to yourself before you go around telling somebody else: “You have to change something”.

Once you have changed yourself and you have gone above that, then you can tell somebody as a help. Then it will not be personal. It will not be out of the pride or the ego but it will be out of love because you want that person, also, to reach that level. If somebody is doing something not good, you will tell them: “Look, you can do it like this or like that. And I wish you all a Happy New Year 2011. It is not yet 2012, so it’s good. Jai Guru Dev.

Christmas 2010 at Shree Peetha Nilaya - Swami Vishwananda

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