Saturday, June 30, 2012

Swami at Gayatri Yesterday

Sri Swami Vishwananda at Gayatri Yesterday

From the Croatian Blog - Chaturananda:Hello everyone, Yesterday we had a beautiful Gayatri Yagna. Swami gave an inspiring speech. He talked about Gayatri Devi and the deeper meaning of the Gayatri Mantra. Swami sang a lot. The program was completed much later than planned. Swami was in a good mood for bhajans. Jai Shri Gayatri Deviye Namaha

Pictures from yesterday Gayatri


Friday, June 29, 2012

Garyatri Yagna with Swami Vishwananda 2012

Sri Swami Vishwananda will be celebrating Gayatri Yagna 2012 at Shree Peetha Nilaya, Springen, Germany June 29, 30 and July 1, beginning today, Friday June 29.

The Gāyatrī Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda (3.62.10), attributed to the rishi (sage) Vishwamitra.

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat
The Gayatri Mantra is repeated and cited very widely in Vedic literature, and praised in several well-known classical Hindu texts such as the Bhagavad Gita.

Gayatri Yagna with Sri Swami Vishwananda

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Swami Says of Maha Lakshmi

Wherever He is [Maha Narasimhadev] Maha Lakshmi is present with Him.  I know you love money very much, more than you love God, but if you show a little bit that you love Him, you will see that Maha Lakshmi will run to you, also. You see, Maha Lakshmi does not represent only wealth. The Hindu Tradition says that Lakshmi, because She is showing that money is coming out from Her hands, is the Goddess of wealth, but wealth for the spiritual people, also means spiritual wealth, which is the best wealth.  That’s what Christ said, “Don’t make your bank here on Earth, but put it in Heaven with lots of good karma. Then when you take the next life, you will have a very beautiful life. Otherwise, in your next life you will be miserable. You will be even more miserable! How many people realize that?

You think that you have only one life. You don’t have only one life, you have many lives.
  (Taken from “Just Love 2” [pages 288-289] –Sri Swami Vishwananda speaking at a Puja to Narasimhadev, South Africa, January 2010)

Maha Lakshmi’s Prasad

The woman, in despair,
Laid her head down on the table.
The red rose of springtime had long lost its bloom.
Snows of winter hung on the windowsill
In cold
 testimony of Old Man Winter
Wrinkling his frosty brow.
Children played on sleds and toboggans
On the hill outside the woman’s window…
And some just watched.

The shoes were placed just outside the door
On December 6 for St. Nicholas to fill…
As was Germany’s tradition
Since...well...long, long ago.

Where will come the means to fill
The children’s shoes the mother worried…
In deep and sorrowful despair.

She fed her children a meager meal
Of porridge and bread and put them to bed.
All through the night she prayed for help from above
That some kind soul would
See the empty shoes and place a little
Something in her children's St. Nicholas shoes.

As dawn came, the mother peeped into the room
Of her children ever so peacefully sleeping there.
Then she dried her eyes and went to the door
To bring the children's shoes inside to slip into them
All that she had…
One penny each for the candy store.

The woman opened the door
And in amazement and bewilderment
She wonderingly beheld. . .
Her children’s shoes overflowing...
With candy and toys and fruit and all good things.
Each shoe was filled to the brim
And spilling onto the floor.


The woman’s tears welled up again and she prayed:
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Who art in Heaven,

Hollowed be thy name…
From whence your bounty came
I shall never be certain.

Oh Heavenly Divine Mother Lakshmi,
She who gives spiritual wealth
As well as the material needs of
Her children on Earth,

Thank you from a mother’s heart
That we have learned from our
Beloved SatGuru, Sri Swami Vishwananda…
You are bound only by love.”

-Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Note from Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama: Here on Earth we tend to think of miracles as great and small. Surely, truthfully, they are The Lord showing us Love and Love cannot be measured. As I finished this post and was ready to "preview" it and post it, a miracle occurred, which many would call small, and I say it is Maha Lakshmi's Love for all of us, her children on Earth, that this blessing came.

I had placed a video entitled, "Scarlet Ribbons" (red ribbons) at the end of this blog entry, and I wondered if it would be nice to place the title of my poem, "Maha Lakshmi's Prasad," in red, like the scarlet ribbons of the video. I did not have my hands on the computer, as I was simply reading the entry. Suddenly the title of the poem, "Mahalakshmi's Prasad," before my eyes, changed from black to red !

Scarlet Ribbons

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Desire for the Ultimate

Swami Vishwananda at Badrinath, India

You rise into this extension of yourself, where you see only the un-manifested manifestation in everything. Duality disappears. It is the state where only awarness of Love of God, which prevails everything is. As the Gita says, ‘Out of a million, there will be only one in which this desire and longing for the Ultimate will really rise.

Sri Swami Vishwananda


Sir Swami Vishwananda
Rishikish India this morning, June 26, 2012
Then flying home 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Badrinath India - Swami Vishwananda - Mahavatar tells Story of a Badrinath Sadhu

Vishnu Temple with lights at night in Badrinath, India
Swami Vishwananda with a Sadhu | Yogi in Badrinath

Mahavatar Babaji tells a story of a Sadhu in Badrinath:
Once there was a sadhu who wandered the hills of Badrinath, India. I was walking and spending some time there once when I encountered this sadhu sitting outside his cave on a sunny morning in 1922, your time. I asked him, "How long have you been here, sir?” He said, “Forever, I have been here for time out of mind.” I asked, “Why do you sit here on this mountain continuously when there is a cosmos to explore out there?” He replied as he pointed to his heart, “The greater cosmos, all of it, I have inside here.”

My friends, this is a great truth. You carry within you, all that is, ever was, and ever will be. Your mind and the clutter you allow yourself to move around and keep you occupied each day, in contemporary times, keeps you in bondage to your own creation of limitation on Earth. Modern man, literally, is confined to the small part of his brain he allows himself to run around in each day, like a laboratory rat in a maze of the scientist’s making. Free yourselves of the mind games you play which keep you in the cage of the mind.


I am Babaji, and I wish for you all, that you soon may find the freedom that sadhu still enjoys, to this day in your time, in Badrinath, India.


-Mahavatar Babaji

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Masters Can Give Self-Realization

When you take a spiritual path, you have a certain goal and a certain determination. Nothing should obstruct you on your way and you should not allow anything to take you away from your spiritual path.

You have the determination for God-Realization or to get Enlightenment, to become Self-Realized. It’s now that you have to work – not waiting for 2012 when God will just say, “OK, I love them so much that I will just give them all Self-Realization just like that". Know one thing: Whatever God gives, He gives according to its time and according to whether you can handle things or not. He will not give you something that you will make a big mess out of. He will not give you Realization until you can handle Realization… There is a big responsibility with that also, and you have to go through certain purification to attain that…

Krishna did it. For the Divine Personality it is possible to do that [give someone Self-Realization]. For the Master it’s possible to do that, yes, but it is also up to each individual to make the determination as strong as they want. Not only Krishna, many have given the Realization. In the Bible, Christ even says: “I will send My Spirit upon you.” For Pentecost the Spirit of God descended upon the Apostles. Of course, the Master can make it happen. The touch of the Master, when the disciple is sincerely ready, can give Realization just like that. We have to have the determination for it. If someone eats something, his stomach will not get full, but in the spiritual realm it is possible.

In the life of Krishna, when the Pandavas were in the forest in exile, there was a sage, a rishi. He came to the house of Draupadi and the five Pandavas and said to them, “I want to eat something, but first we will go and take our bath. Then when we come, we would like to have lunch at your place.” The Pandavas didn’t have anything in 

their house. The only solution for Draupadi was to turn to Krishna. So she closed her eyes and called Krishna.

At that moment Krishna came and said," My dear sister, what do you have to offer me to eat? I am so hungry.” Drupadi looked at Krishna and said, “I don’t have anything, My Lord. I don’t have anything to give you.” Then Krishna said, “Are you sure you don’t have anything? Show me the pot.” Draupadi showed the pot to Krishna. There was just one grain of rice at the bottom of the pot and Krishna took it and ate it. As He ate it, He said, “Oh, my stomach is full.” What happened? When the rishi finished bathing in the Ganges, his stomach was completely full. So he didn’t go to Draupadi. For Masters to give Realization, it is easy for them, but you have to be ready.

From your side, to make yourself ready, like I said, the goal is very important. It’s not about 2012 or whatever year. The same thing was said in 2000 when everybody was expecting something to happen, but nothing happened. What did happen is that people had to become more spiritual. People are searching for the Truth, which is very good. To know about one’s Self or to come to a point of realizing one’s Self
 is very important.

The determination has to be based on Love, not on fear. 

Taken from “Just Love 2” by Sri Swami Vishwananda

Friday, June 22, 2012

Swami in Jyotitmath India

Swami in Jyotitmath Narshima Temple Yesterday
Thursday, Swami and the people with Him were in Jyotirmath, India. This is high in the Himalayas with the white-capped, Sacred Ganges River powerfully flowing hundreds of feet below the narrow, curving highway one is traveling.  Jyotrimath is a pilgrimage place most visit on their way to Badrinath where the Immortal Mahavatar Babaji has been seen through the centuries and it is said that He has an etheric ashram there which few have experienced. Jyotirmath is one of the four cardinal pithas established by Adi Shankara. 

“Matha Pitha Guru Deivam”
is a Sanskrit mantra often chanted in Hinduism. Translated word for word it is: “Mother Father Teacher God.” The meaning of this mantra is the greatest truth, and is the order in which one offers reverence. The mantra comes from the Vedas.

First comes the mother (Matha or Mata) who gives birth to the child, thereby bringing us as a child into this world. Next comes the father (Pitha or Pita) because it is the mother who knows the truth about the father and she guides one to the father. The mother and father takes one to the teacher (Guru), and it is the Guru, through his teachings who guides one to God (Deivam or Devam), the Consciousness or self-awareness of our real self.

Jyotirmath and Badrinath remind me of Mahavatar Babaji and I spent some joyful days once in Badrinath. One morning in meditation Mahavatar transmitted the following poem. For more pictures of Swami in Jyotirmath, please visit -
http://vishwananda-de.blogspot.com/2012/06/einige-bilder-aus-jyotitmath.html

LOVE DIVINE

By Mahavatar Babaji

When time stands still
Devotees of the Lord know him
At the core of being.
Let This Be.

And let this happen to you, my friends.
In freedom, and in Love Divine.
When the winds of time blow into eternal
Fire-form of Himalayan winter’s frosty snows,
Turn your back on worldly woes
And flow with eternal time.

The Satguru is by your side
In form . . . in love Divine.
Follow his footsteps into eternity,
And Love all those along the way.
Do not waste time on Earthly troubles
But smooth the waters into heavenly stillness,
And be the one you were in the beginning,
Just love and nothing less or more . . .

It is truth, my friends,
In sacred essence,
There is only Love Divine.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Love's Pearls of Wisdom - Mahavatar Babaji

Christ said: "I and my Father are One."
The pearl has a luster and beauty appreciated by people around the world. An ingested grain of sand, which begins the process of the pearl’s creation, is an irritant to the oyster. Yet, from the grain of sand comes the loveliness of the polished luster of the pearl formed by the oyster to protect its well-being. When sands of troubled times blow for you, ones that feel like the grain of sand to the oyster, remember that your protection lies with Love, humility, trust and faith in the Divine. And you will create a perfect, luminous pearl of your life.

Mahavatar Babaji
Champion of the Whole Humanity
INDIA -  Current Pictures of Swami Vishwananda in India Link:
http://swamivishwananda-info.blogspot.com/2012/06/this-day-started-special-wonderful.html

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PRIDE - The Arrogant Deceiver

JUST  LOVE I
Swami Vishwananda tells us How to Surrender
If someone is a Master, He knows what is best. Then one just needs to surrender. Even if one´s mind is saying, "no, no, no!" to it, it´s only by being humble, only by humility, by humbling yourself, by putting aside what your arrogant and prideful mind says, that you can really surrender. - Sri Swami Vishwananda (Just Love 1)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

From the Ganges and Jordan RIvers to Computer Land

The Beauty and Amusement of Photoshop

When I saw the amusement through the eyes of my Disciple as she viewed this picture on the Internet of Christ with a computer, I was reminded of a true story I have heard sadhus in the Himalayas repeat in recent times. My friends, you all are aware that the Internet captures, simultaneously, the beauty and the trash dump of human duality of life on Earth.

Once, not so long ago, there was a yogi in the Himalayas of India who wandered from village to village begging and doing his sadhana. He was a sadhaka, a person sincerely and completely seeking Remembered Enlightenment, because we all are enlightened but we have forgotten, as the Masters teach us.
One day after wandering for seven years, the yogi sat on the banks of the Sacred Ganges River in India doing his daily puja to Lord Krisha. Suddenly, he saw a sphere of light descend from the Heavens and out stepped Lord Krishna holding a small rectangular silver box in his hand. Krishna greeted the sadhaka, who was a devotee of Krishna and did a puja to Krishna every day. And sometimes he did an abhishekam to Krishna also. This sadhuka loved Krishna greatly and was a true Disciple.
Krishna touched the yogi on his forehead at the ajna energy center; and instantly the sadhaka Remembered Enlightenment. As the yogi knelt at Krishna’s feet, Lord Krishna raised him to his feet. Krishna asked the yogi if he would like to see how He kept track of him and his spiritual progress. The grateful yogi, of course, answered, “Yes.” So Krishna opened the silver rectangular box which had a small screen which looked exactly like an I-Phone in today’s time.
Lord Krishna’s silver box did not have an apple with a bite taken out of it on the cover. Instead Krishna’s silver rectangular box depicted a book with a silver ribbon marking a certain page and engraved with the words: “Book of Life.” Krishna pressed some buttons and immediately the man’s life, like a movie, flashed upon the screen before his eyes. And Krishna showed the man scenes from his future which showed that the yogi would now build a temple and teach many people the Vedic truths of old through the memory Krishna had restored when he touched him on the forehead and propelled him into Remembered Enlightenment. The now Enlightened yogi thought of Krishna’s silver box and the present-day Internet as well as the truth of the saying: “As above, so below.”
My friends, of course, this story is a vision the yogi saw through the blessing of Lord Krishna. These kinds of appearances happen frequently in the Himalayas to sincere seekers who have reached a certain spiritual attainment. And, in truth, there exists stored in the etheric records of All-Time all the thoughts and actions of man since his beginnings on Earth. And the Masters who walk with you at this time on Earth have access to all this knowledge and wisdom. And so do you, for stored within you, to be awakened one day when you are ready, resides this same knowledge that Krishna showed the Himalayan yogi. So, strive to become pure in Heart so that you, too, may Remember Enlightenment.
 
Mahavatar Babaji
Champion of the Whole Humanity

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Life Is Like a Lemon Tree - Mahavatar Babaji

Life is like a lemon tree. The roots represent the human connection with the Earth Mother and Her loving sustenance of the form of man. The branches symbolize the inherent capability of man to reach for the stars and into the entire universe residing in the Heart of man. Do you know it, my friend?  The fruit, the lemon, represents both the sweet and sour experiences of human life. If one mixes squeezed lemon juice with honey and cool spring water, one can taste the duality of both the tartness and the sweetness of lemonade, a drink many enjoy.

Like this, man may play out his lifestream with an attitude of positiveness and be happy, productive and fulfill his purpose for being born on Earth. This is called what initially, in the beginning stages, may be felt from the Heart of man as the bitter-sweet ecstasy of the eventual Sweetest Surrender to the Divine. And in this way the Grace of God descends upon man and Remembered Enlightenment comes forth in a radiant rainbow of luminous Light, Love and Grace. And you have attained the priceless Divine Diamond.

-Mahavatar Babaji

Life Is Like A Lemon Tree


Three coins in a fountain may
Grant you three wishes,
Or so it is said.

One remembers the triune of the three wise men,
Who came to Jesus, the Christ, that night of nights…
Back then when a great light came to Earth
As a bright star was observed in the Heavens.

Lord Krishna says in His Gita:
"The total material substance, called Brahman
Is the source of birth; and it is that Brahman
That I impregnate, making possible the births
Of all living beings. It should be understood
That all species of life are made possible by
Birth in this material nature, and that I am
The seed-giving Father." (BG 14:3-4)

Run for your lives the masses say,
As they strive for their daily bread.
How can life be equal and God be
Loving and fair, be It Krishna, Jesus, Allah,
Or whatever name one may call,
When rich and poor and happy and sad,
Some terrified by war and some
Wallowing in wealth and power may live
Side-by-side in this illusionary, duality world?

 The three wise men might say:
Cover your eyes and ears to that called illusion
And look to the heart instead.
For many lives we all have lived:
We have been rich and poor,
Lovely and not so fair,
Powerful and down and out,
Penniless even…
Lying in the gutter of human embodiment,
One life a rich man we become,
The next a pauper’s son,
Then perhaps even a lordly king or two
Wearing the royal purple robe.
Entitlement is the name of that game.

What have we attained in the end?
Only the love we have embodied and given,
And God, through Grace,
If we have attained Him by the end!
As Avatar Satguru Sri Swami Vishwananda says:
"When one has God, one has everything!"
None of the illusionary world do we take with us…
When from this world we go.


We teach our children as we live the example
And not from what we tell them is so.
Our children walk the same path as we do,
They learn and live life as they go!

Life is like a lemon tree
If life showers us with sour lemons,
Then with God’s Grace,
Let us accept God’s gift of the lemons
And let us make the sweetest of all lemonades
As we return to this Earth again and again,
Until, through the Grace of God, we reach
The end of duality and then remember
This Beginning without end!

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Note from Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama
: When I finished posting this entry and read it over again, Babaji said lovingly and gently, reminding me of Swami’s voice, at times: "This is why I am here in black and white." I wondered, momentarily: “What does He mean by that!" Then I understood because the concept of "this is in black and white" generally means that black and white is the equivalent of yes and no, good and bad, without any middle ground or any gray; it just is! So, Babaji means He is coming to us in "black and white," the black words on the white page of this VBV blog to help us beyond the duality of this world into God's Grace of "This Beginning without end." I laughed because I felt what He said was both profound and funny in a British dry humor kind of way. When Babaji says things like this, I have come to understand that He is playing with my mind in a tone of playfulness without emotion, like British “dry humor,” but simultaneously He is telling me a great truth. In this instance, Babaji is literally speaking of the black and white of the VBV printed page and the reality of the eternal truths he conveys to us “in black and white” to help us attain the priceless Divine Diamond.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Believe In What the Divine Shows You

Sri Swami Vishwananda attending a recent wedding ceremony of a family member, holding his niece Shraya

Have faith that what you are hearing within your heart is true.  As long as you do not believe in what the Divine wants to show you, you will not advance.  The moment you sincerely have faith in what you feel inside your heart, it will manifest in the outside world.  You have within you the willpower of construction that comes from the constructive willpower inside the mind.

-Sri Swami Vishwananda

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Love's Pearls of Wisdom - Mahavatar Babaji

Golden Rule of the Guru-Disciple Relationship
When you bow at  the feet of your Guru, you are bowing with Love and respect for your teacher and simultaneously acknowledging your own Divinity Within, through surrender. Let this act of Love be in kindness and, above all, let it bring humility to the dry, parched Hearts of mankind who will relinquish 
– Nay — willingly, faithfully, trustfully and humbly detach from his ego-self. Thereby, you gain, or attain, the Kingdom of Heaven, the Heart remembered enlightenment!  And so it is

Mahavatar Babaji
Champion of the Whole Humanity

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Happy Birthday 34 Dearest Gurudeva

H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   D E A R E S T   G U R U D E V A
13 June 2012
This poem I wrote for our dearest Gurudeva on his 29th Birthday when He was with us in the United States of America. He said to me: " I like your poem. Write your poems of the Guru and we will make a book."

Today is his 34th birthday. He has everything and the blessings and Love of the Supreme Being for His mission to Earth. What can we, His Disciples and Devotees, give Him? In his own words, when people ask: "Swami, what can we do for You?" "When you meet me, you feel so much Love. The only thing you can do for me is to spread this Love!"
 

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

GURU’S  MANIFESTED  HOLY  ASH

An urn carries sacred ash of the Guru
Spun by his human hand,
Brought forth from the depths of his soul,
The essence of his Self,
No beginning–No Birthday–No end.

His devotees gather to partake
Of the Ash—the bounty of his wisdom.
The Guru’s Ash conveys the meaning
Of life, the everlasting Truth,
Which is this. . . . . . .
Love is All There Is—the Divine.

Fish do not know the wisdom
Of the Guru’s Ash—
That they are One with the All.
In total unawareness,
They don’t know that they are fish
Swimming through God.

Humans strive lifetime after lifetime,
Even a million or more,
To reach the truth that lies within
The wisdom of the Ash.
All material things, be it Guru’s body
Or the Ash of wisdom he conveys,
Eventually return to the eternal —
“Dust thou art, and to dust
Thou shalt return."

But the Truth of the Guru’s Ash
Stands as a sentinel of the Divine —
Like an urn full of water poured from the
Guru’s hand into the tranquil, celestial
Himalayan Lake Manasarovar,
Sending ripples of Love
To the shores of the Divine.

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama 

Note: In the Hindu Tradition, Lake Manasarovar represents the human mind.

Click on Image to Enlarge
Bhakti Marga Celebrating Guruji's Birthday 34
June 13 and Gurupurnima 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lay Your Troubles at the Guru’s Feet


Our mind is bound by the five gross attachments: ego, greed, lust, anger, and jealousy.”

Sri Swami Vishwananda

A small story about attachment to the ego and anger versus Love:
One day, a certain Guru was sitting by the sacred Ganges River in the Himalayas of India talking to his Disciple. The Guru asked his Disciple how he felt about a tragedy that had recently taken place in his life. The Disciple said, “I feel I have two tigers fighting in my heart. One tiger is a vengeful, angry, attacking one. The other tiger is a loving, compassionate one.” The Guru asked his Disciple, “Which tiger will win the fight in your heart?”

The Disciple answered wisely, “The one I feed.”

Monday, June 11, 2012

When Our Light Stops Shining

Sri Swami Vishwananda
Wisdom of Love 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Swami Tells Story - Take this Needle to Paradise

Sri Swami Vishwananda at Darshan June 9 2012
Swami Vishwananda once told this story:
One day a great king, who used to take everything from people, even the poor, visited Guru Nanak. This Guru gave him a tiny needle and said, “My dear King, keep this needle with you and when you reach Paradise, you give this needle to me.” The king returned to his castle, so proudly, and said to the Queen, “You know I'll go to Heaven.’' Then the Queen said, “How?” The king replied: "It is Guru Nanak, who told me that I must give him this needle when I reach heaven!” The queen said, “But do you not know that when you die, you leave everything here? Go back and see him tomorrow and ask how you can give him the needle."

Early the next morning, the King went to the door of Guru Nanak and said, “Guru Nanakji, yesterday you gave me this beautiful little needle and you told me to give it to you when I reach heaven, but how can I take it there?” “Guru Nanak said, “I gave you something so tiny and asked you to bring it back to Paradise, and of course you cannot accomplish this. So, then how can you take all this wealth and all the things you have accumulated? All you can take are the good things you have done here. How much have you helped people? How much love have you given and how much have you opened your heart. These are the only things you take with you.”


It says in the Gita that you came with nothing and you will leave empty-handed. You only will take your Sadhana with you. Then work for it. And it's not for me to tell you, but it's up to you to do your best to open your heart. Try to love sincerely. Try to love with a pure mind and, then, slowly but surely that love will one day become unconditional. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Attaining Your Master - Swami and Krishna



Choose your Master by feeling it in your heart. Recognize in Him the highest light, the Divine and the great values. Start your path to reach Him! Love unites everything. The Sun always gives without asking. The Earth gives everything without complaining. The Masters are all around; follow yours.

Sri Swami Vishwananda


Acquire knowledge from a Self-realized Master by humble reverence, by sin­cere inquiry, and by service. The empowered ones, who have realized the Truth, will teach you.”

Krishna, Bhagavad Gita 4.34  

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Great Master Lesson

“Make one step towards God, and he will make a hundred towards you.”
Sri Swami Vishwananda 

The Great Master Lesson
of Sri Swami Vishwananda

(Written into a poem with parts of the poem
 taken from a talk Swami gave at a Satsang – 
poetically speaking – when He ”put his hand in yours . . .
 once upon a time, with starlight shinning in His eyes)

Love is in the Heart, but
Humility is in the mind.
“Losing your mind” is sometimes
A very good thing to do, dear friend.
To make the mind humble, 
This ferocious, big beast which
Is apart from man,
While Love lives in his Heart,
We must remember we are
Masters of the mind and not vice versa!
So remind the mind continuously
That you are its Master
And this builds up humility,
A great stride forward 
On the spiritual path,
A quality that God loves, indeed!

Mahavatar Babaji roams the sacred
Himalayan Mountains
And truthfully all over this planet
And all dimensions beyond time and space.
A new epitaph, or legend, He has 
Created, not for Himself,
But for the understanding of
Of all mankind in this age of
The Internet of World design.
On His and Swami’s blog:
Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda,
His books and other work,
He signs Himself as: Mahavatar Babaji,
Champion of the Whole Humanity. 

Sri Swami Vishwananda, humble though
He is indeed, contains in His soul
This same degree of Love-Light,
A Master of whom people say:
“Oh, He is very high, He comes
To serve you all the time,
Whether you are aware of it or not!”
This Master and all Masters come
Not for themselves, but for you;
They come to lift you up.

Mountains come and mountains go
As under the waters of Earth they
Hauntingly, relentlessly appear 
Then disappear as Earth change
After Earth change happens in time.
Like that, you come and go to
This Planet called Earth.

When winter winds blow
And snow fills the air, we say,
“We are chilled to the bone.”
Like that you must feel with all
The cells of your body, mind and soul
This Great Love like the saints of old.
Develop selfless Love, Unconditional Love
And Hu-mil-i-ty , so says the Master 
Sri Swami Vishwananda

Do not flagellate yourself every time 
You have a thought, but do the vice versa:
Flagellate the mind with the Divine Names.
Always remind yourself that God does everything
And it is He who is the cause of it all,
Even unto the “cause of you!”
He is always listening and from time to time
He will give you a sign in the outside
That He is listening always and forever.
Swami says:
"But don’t let pride rise inside you."
And so it is, dear friends!

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mahavatar's Tiger Story Connects with Devotee and Continues

Devotee's Personal Experience with Mahavatar Babaji by a Devotee of Mahavatar and Swami
Email received after this devotee read Mahavatar’s Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda yesterday:

I have just finished reading your post for today, [Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda, June 6, 2012]. It feels like Beloved Mahavatar is answering my thoughts. For a few days now, my husband and I have been watching videos which describe the subject Mahavatar is talking about in today's post…Mahavatar spoke about a tiger which he taught to live on prana and the tiger, subsequently, did not hunt and kill any more…the post may be read at http://www.virtual-babaji-vishwananda.blogspot.com/2012/06/love-is-supreme-mahavatar-and-swami.html 

It's amazing how everything works. Yesterday I was seriously thinking about fasting and also about the possibility of living on prana, after watching several videos on this subject. I was talking about it with my husband for hours. I also wrote about a tiger to a friend this morning describing the nature of my husband when I met him and why I painted a tiger when my husband temporarily left me and my two small boys. I saw my husband then as a tiger walking through a jungle.

My husband returned to us. I am still with my husband; I never divorced him. It was the greatest lesson for me and the greatest reward that I stayed in this marriage. During that difficult time of my life, our Heavenly Father was nursing me and He was giving me the purest nectar of wisdom. Because of my patience, now we both are harvesting the greatest blessings of our life together. One door after another is opening for us, so we are able to grow spiritually. My husband turned around 180 degrees, just like Mahavatar's tiger
. It's a great miracle! 

My husband went through three major accidents, which I have to describe as miracles too. All of the accidents were lessons for him to learn through excruciating pain, suffering and long recoveries. The last accident was so severe that the Spinal Specialist told me, with the tears in his eyes, that this was Divine intervention that my husband didn't end up in a wheelchair. The doctor even showed my husband’s ex-rays to the world’s best Spinal Surgeons in the Bahamas, and they all agreed that my husband’s recovery was a miracle.

I want to tell one more detail, please: When the doctors showed me the ex-rays I knew that this was bigger than me, bigger than my husband’s strength and faith. The policeman, who escorted my husband to the hospital had tears in his eyes when he saw me. Doctors had their heads down and initially told me that my husband would never walk again and they also iformed me that he could die. I completely surrendered everything to The Divine. I gave all my worries to the highest power I was able to imagine. I felt again the whole army of light being around me. After this surrender, I never cried. I was calm and full of hope and I knew, without any doubt, that my husband would walk again.

I know now for sure that Mahavatar is helping my friend, whom I wrote about the tiger, through me, and through my many lifetime experiences. She is begging me for every word which will be able to help her with her sadhana. 
Mahavatar also stopped me the other day, when I was writing to a family member, who was asking me a lot of questions, and then when I answered them wholeheartedly, the relative tried to manipulate them so as to defend his own ego. It seems Mahavatar is indicating that this relative must learn another way, and Mahavatar stopped me from writing to him further about his questions.

I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I have the feeling that Mahavatar and Swami Vishwananda are always with me. They're watching my every step. They are sending the right people my way. I don't know how I can possibly thank them enough. What else can I do? They're here for us. I can't do anything for them.

While I do my writings and when I am trying to help others, at the same time I figure that I am helping myself too. I never have had these kinds of thoughts or feelings before [that is before connecting with Mahavatar Babaji and Swami Vishwananda.]

By a Devotee of Mahavatar Babaji and Sri Swami Vishwananda

Note from Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama:
 After I was finished writing Mahavatar Babaji’s message yesterday for the Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda blog, I was still thinking about the word He used, “jungle” and that it might be best to use the word, “forest” instead. Suddenly, my computer screen went blank and I could not find the “saved” copy. So, I asked Babaji if he would like to transmit the message again or should I use instead just the long complementary quote from a talk from Swami as we had planned to add with Mahavatar’s transmission.

Babaji told me he would transmit the message again. When he got to the place, for the second time, of using the word, “jungle,” I asked him if I could use “forest” instead. He very gently said, “No, I wish you to use the word, “jungle.” It was only after I received the email above that I realized that my screen went blank so that Babaji could reiterate what I already know but sometimes still question: “Babaji has a reason why he uses whatever word he chooses from my stored brain vocabulary.” I know that He gives me permission to ask Him about such words, but I was really resisting,
in my mind, the fact that he was using “jungle” instead of “forest.” Without developing omniscience, we do not see the whole picture of creation as the Masters do! So, as you all may be aware, the teachers know what they are doing and we do not see the big picture always of how far their teachings will reach and how one chosen word of the teacher may be important to someone that the teacher knows will read it. The person, who painted the tiger in the experience we have shared, used the word “jungle” at the time many years ago when she painted the tiger representing her husband as they were going through trouble in their marriage.

Our teachers are always with us. I feel blessed and very humbled that I can hear Mahavatar Babaji clearly enough to be an instrument for Him to help others, like the person who wrote this email. And this person also helps others. We are all both students and teachers!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Love is Supreme - Mahavatar and Swami

Mahavatar Babaji
Transmitted this morning in meditation
-Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Love is the answer to all questions. Love is all there is in the Universe and within the human being. When you feel fear, remember a time when you Loved someone. Remember a time when you knew, without a doubt, that you were in connection or unity with the Divine. Everyone has these moments in life, even those who are known as the lowest of the low, which is an illusion. God loves everyone equally the same. You will remember that there is no fear when you are in the presence of the Divine.

Once, a long time ago, a tiger followed me around in the jungles of India, where I was at the time. This tiger was at the point of development where it was possible that he would be born a human being in his next life. I helped him develop the yogic and God-oriented energy so that he Realized Love for all life. The tiger learned to live on the God-given life prana that is freely available to everyone who learns how to access it. He no longer needed to hunt and kill for his physical sustenance. The life-giving prana is God given and lives in the very air that is available freely to everyone, and the sunshine that shines on all equally.  

This ability is cultivated when one learns to Love truly. True Love holds no judgment, no fear, no anger, no remorse, no sin, and no desires, except the one of Loving God for the sake of Loving only. This state of spiritual development, I wish for all of you. I am coming to you all at this time in many ways, such as this Internet of the Earth development to help you Realize True Love which contains a freedom born from the Heart within.

Learn to Love Truly, for that is your reason for being born on this planet!

I am Mahavatar Babaji,
Champion of the Whole Humanity 


Sri Swami Vishwananda

Very often we see Masters high up and people say, “Oh, they are very high,” We are here to serve. It’s not you who are serving the Master, but the Master who is serving you all the time. Whether you know it or you don’t know it, it’s the Master that is serving you. The Masters don’t come here for themselves. They come to lift you all up. So taking the example of the life of saints, taking the example of the life of great ones, we learn a lot; we learn how to develop selfless Love, unconditional Love and humility. 

People will say “Swamiji, you talk about humility, but how do we cultivate it?” It’s so simple, I tell you, really. It’s the simplest thing that you can do. Love is there, in the heart, but humility is in the mind. How will we make this mind, which is so ferocious - this big beast - how will we make this mind humble? We always say that it’s our mind, but we don’t say we are the mind, do we? Or do we say we are the mind? No! The truth is that the mind is something apart from man. Man is the master of the mind. Man is the master of all the negative qualities that emerge from the mind, but illusion is so great that it seems that they are the master. We need to remind the mind continuously who is the master to build up humility. 


It’s not that I am telling you to flagellate yourself every time you have a thought, no, but flagellate the mind with the Divine Names. Always remind the mind that it’s God that does everything. He’s the cause of everything. Every thought is Him. Remind the mind continuously. Whenever the mind becomes negative, say “Mind, it’s not you, it’s only the Lord himself”. It’s only God. If God didn’t allow you to think, where would you get the power to think?


In the Gita, Krishna said, “If the Lord didn’t allow the leaves to move, the leaves would not move”. Even if there was a great wind blowing, the leaves would not move. Such is the power. So if He who governs everything is inside each one of you, he’s seated in each one’s heart equally! So how can we forget about Him? So train the mind to remember that it is not this pride; it is not this big ‘I’ - which is the ego - the ‘me’, ‘myself’, you know. Transcend this pride and say “God, it’s You”, and continuously talk to Him. Whether you have an answer, whether you hear from Him or not, it doesn’t matter. Deep inside know that He’s listening. From time to time He will give you a hint. From time to time, He will give you a sign in the outside that he’s listening. Rejoice in this sign; look at this sign and say “Yes, He’s with me.” But, don’t let pride rise inside of you.