Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Falling in Love

Swami Vishwananda looking like a Maharaja of Ancient India
(Maharaja means Great King)
You know how beautiful it is? For sure you know... all of you have fallen in love, haven’t you? Haven’t you? (The audience laughs). But none of you have answered me. Have you really fallen in love? (Audience: “Yes, but it was terrible“…laughing). Yes, you see, as long as love is with expectation, it will always be terrible. But when you love, when you realize yourself being the source of love, it’s not terrible. It’s the most joyful thing, the most beautiful thing. Still, love is just a word that I say to you. It’s up to each one of you to experience it, like a small child. If a small child came walking into this room, he would just experience love; he wouldn’t bother about anything around.

Sri Swami Vishwananda

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama: It can be that when one meets the heart Guru, one "falls in Divine Love," which is different, but even more exhilarating, than "falling in love," in the human love stories. Have you ever wondered, as I have, that until enlightenment, this exhilaration of the time of "first falling in love with the Guru," is the source of so-called "Guru-hopping", just like changing partners in human love?

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