Sunday, March 24, 2013

It's All About Love and It's About Tomatoes

It's All About Love
When you go to the Hindu Temple, the first things you see are the feet of the Deity. The first thing that you do is to bow down to the feet. When you go to the Master, you bow down to the feet. So, you bow down to the greatness, you bow down to the Divine inside, you bow down to the Father within the Teacher. And that is what Christ said. He said it word for word. I don’t even need to say anything about it. I don’t even need to comment on it. It’s just very clear about this non-duality of God within man and, also, very clear on the way of God-Realization, the way of Self- Realization, or whatever you want to call it. But you will not reach God-Realization, Self-Realization, with pride. He said (Christ): “People will be against me” You know where you are going and you know why. So, meditate on that. Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and to the ages of ages. Amen.

 -Swami Vishwananda Premavatar

It’s About Tomatoes

They grow from green to red.
Tomatoes invite you to use them in a salad
Of fresh organic greens Mother Nature made,
No chemicals, just water, sun, and loving hands.

A child meanders by and smiles at tomatoes growing
There . . .  for the innocence of the child likes the color red
Simply for the brightness and vibrancy of itself in the sun.

Farm women come and pick the tomatoes and place
Them in a basket or their apron tied with strings.
The wise old owl looks down on the garden
From his perch in a near-by tree at night.
Who knows? . . .
This wise old owl may think:
Unlike humans, tomatoes do not think about things like . . .
Is there really a God?
Who am I.
Who is God?
Where am I going?
Why did I come here?
And from where did I come?
And what about this thing of
A loving all-powerful God allowing
Misery, massive illness, non-solicitous suffering
And accidents and humongous inequality
Among this humankind?

Ah . . . from this perspective,
Tomatoes have an easy life.
They live in the sun and have every need met . . .
Just sun and water and loving hands.

Think of this . . . the wise mind then sends to the heart . . .
God gave the greatest gift of life on Earth to mankind!
Man has the ability to love unconditionally and find
The Divine in his very own heart,
And to merge and become One with this Supreme God . . . Him!
Satguru Premavatar Swami Vishwananda knows all about this.
With a heart full of Divine Love,
He teaches you this again and again and again . . .
“When you have God, you have everything!”
Fall into Divine Love with Him, a thing so easy to do,
And then you can Realize God and everything, too!

Swamini VishwaLakshmiAnandama 

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