30 Dec 2009
27 Dec 2009
Transcription of Pre-Darshan Speech
by Sri Swami Vishwananda
Rise above your limitations
December 26, 2009
Sri Swami Vishwananda: Jai Gurudev! (audience: Jai Gurudev!)
Firstly, Merry Christmas to all of you. To all who were not here, hope you have had a wonderful Christmas time and that you were filled with a lot of joy and happiness. Like I was saying a few days ago- it is a time of change. It is a time that we have to change ourselves. A time that we have to start taking responsibility. As long as we don´t take responsibility we weaken ourselves. Often we will see that we let ourselves be dominated by our mind. And you will say: “But, Swamiji, we try our best, but we don´t succeed. Why? We know very well, why we are here. We know very well what we are searching for. And it’s all inside of ourselves. But yet- why is this mind always troubling us? Why is it so difficult to let it go. Why? It is simple. The answer to that is: We like our limitation. Just that. We like to limit ourselves and we like to dance on this limitation. That´s how, when we analyze ourselves, we see our own limitation. But yet, deep inside ourselves there is another voice that says: “Hey you have to wake up. There is something greater than that.” But yet, the limitation of the mind shows that…“that’s it”. We are in our own game and we don´t want to jump out. It is, like we are caging ourselves like an animal and we run from one side to the other. Then we are back again to the same place. Like that we let our mind darken our true Self. But from time to time, through the grace of God, through the grace of Divine Mother, there are some rays of light and the gate is opened and you go out. But then, out of fear, you run in again. Where does that lead you to? Krishna has said to Arjun: “Dear Arjun, be free. Be like a Yogi. Raise your weapon and fight.” When he said that to Arjun, he did not say that to Arjun only. He said that to all of us. We are all Yogis but we have to be free. What is a Yogi? It is somebody who is – free! But yet when we see our limitation we see that we are not free. Whenever a fear arises, whenever a thought of: ”Oh, I should have done this, I have not done that”, you know, we run around always in circles. We don´t free ourselves. Because we are scared. We are scared to look at that limitation. What if this limitation is everything? No, What you have to do is to face it. You know very well that this limitation is not you. It is not that for which purpose you are here for. Face it. Look deep into the eyes of this limitation and let go of it. As long as you don´t look deep into the eyes and face it by yourself you will always be into this game. Unless you like it! I don´t know, you have the free will of choice about that. Like a great Sufi said: You have the choice of life to take this way or that way. It is your choice. You are free in that choice. But you will come to a point where the yogi which is inside of you, the greatness which is inside of you, will have to take the choice also. Your true self will have to take the choice. And this true choice of which is inside of you will overtake the limitation of what you think it is. So, cross over this limitation, face it, don´t have fear. Start firstly with little things. You know yourself. You know that God will always provide for you. If an animal knows that - we are bound by more qualities than an animal. So we can realize who we are. We are all one family, that what we call humanity. Everybody talks about humanity but very few really behave human (laughter). So, if we call ourselves we are part of this society, we are part of humanity, we have not to behave like an animal. Even animals behave better in society. Because they know who they are and they know where they are leading to. They trust in the higher consciousness that God will always provide. But poor us human being, us who have more than just an animal, we like to degrade ourselves. We like to make ourselves worse. It is time to cross over this limitation. It is time that you really let, what you have inside of you, awake. How many among you, out of fear what people think, you are not doing something? (some raise their hand) Many. But than you are limiting yourselves. Be free. That is what your inside is calling you. To be free, to learn and to move on. So, life is the most beautiful thing that God has given you. Don´t waste it, you know. Cause at the end, when life is departing this body and you look back you say: “Oh my God, I have missed so many choices, so much chances God has sent to me, but yet, my mind has been ruled by so many matrikas. I blinded myself.” Why do I say, I blind myself? Because the choice to be blind or to see is up to you. How to do that? You do your sadhana every day, no? Do you, or not? How many among you do your sadhana regularly, I mean every day? (many raise their hand) Good. You see the spiritual sadhana helps you to free the mind, helps you not to get entangled into this limitation. Once a student went to his Guru and said: “Master, I am troubled.” The master stood right in front of him and came very near to his face, like this microphone, and said: “Why do you hang on the illusion? You know, whatever is in this mind is an illusion, why do you hang on that. You know very well that deep inside of you only God resides. Why you don´t find joy inside of this?” Then the master said: “My dear child, recite for 24 hours nonstop your Guru mantra and meditate intensely for 4 hours and you will conquer the mind.” Of course the grace of the Guru was there. But the same thing- the grace of God is with you. Chant the name of God if you can 24 hours. And you will say: “What if I sleep?” How can we chant when we are sleeping? But that is the secret of mantra japa, you know. The more you train yourself of chanting throughout the day the name of God, the more you train yourself in reciting continuously, in every action to remember the Divine, the more it will become automatic, even when you sleep it will carry on chanting and will carry on singing the Divine names. And practice your spiritual practice, because your spiritual practice is like a shield, like an armor, that has been given to you to protect you. And when you are protected you don´t need to fear anything. But if you have been given an armor you put it in a wardrobe and here you have many enemies attacking you, how will you protect yourself? Tell me, would you be protected? No. So why putting the armor inside a wardrobe! Wear it and be disciplined about it, self-disciplined. Jai Gurudev! (audience: Jai Gurudev)And, happy New Year also! Hopefully next year we have many great yogis amongst you all. Well, it´s good to hope something, you know. We have to keep hoping! (laughter)
(starting to sing the bhajan “Bole Ki Jay Jay, Shivaji Ki Jay Jay”
25 Dec 2009
24 Dec 2009
At times when I was with Swami, he would take the ring, look at it and then give it back to me without a word. After one such time, I was looking and playing with my ring intently and removed a piece of cotton I had glued there to make the ring fit my finger. Than I took my marriage ring and started to play with both of them together. It was then that I realized that there was only one bit of my wedding ring that didn’t fit into the ring Swami had given me.
I then used a tool to weld both rings together. This was unbelievable as the two rings welded together now fit the picture of the ring I had dreamed of, all those years ago. I now also only had to wear one ring and so all my wishes were fulfilled. When I later complained to Swami that it had taken me almost five years to realize this combination, he had a good laugh at my expense!
23 Dec 2009
21 Dec 2009
The last weeks our musicans worked on a new CD. Dharmananda recorded with Kalyani and Vishnupria (lead voices) a CD with Krishna Bhajans. Chaturananda, Padmavati and Pramod did the back chorus and Revati did percussion and zimbles. During the recordings when I came in I lisened them. The music and the voices are so touching that tears come into my eyes- so much longing and so much love!
The CD will be ready on the 23rd December. (10 Krishna Bhajans , total Time 65 Min)
19 Dec 2009
18 Dec 2009
I first met Swami Vishwananda in Belgium in 2005. And… my life took a favorable turn. Shortly after, I travelled to Germany for an interview and his first question to me was: “ Are you aware that Jesus Christ and Mother Maria are with you?” I was really surprised but fulfilled with happiness. Then, with a group from Nederland, I made a trip to India and Swami materialized a Bracelet for me. Meanwhile I often go to Germany for a Darshan: it is so special and exceedingly beautiful. For me he represents the Divinity himself and he radiates love, happiness and peace. He is devoted to everything that he realizes. During Shivaratri 2009, I was sitting in the back of his new centre in Springen. When Swami came in, he smiled and he took place near me. He bent forwards and I just wanted to envelop him with a lot of maternal love and care. For reason of respect I didn’t. He took place in front and materialized lingams. Also on Easter he was stigmatized from his hands and we received the blessings with it. I always feel his presence, sometimes I have the smell of Vibhuti, sometimes of roses. For me he shall allwaysstay my divine teacher example and sadguru.
With so much Love to my Lord.
17 Dec 2009
15 Dec 2009
14 Dec 2009
Very often when I start my laptop it doesn’t want to work and I have to start it again and again without a positive effect. Till the point, when I ask Swamiji for help. Maybe it seems funny, but I just ask him once for help and the laptop works. The same when I drive to the city and need a parking space. (I have to note that I live in a big city and it’s very difficult to find a parking space.) Before I arrive there I ask him to organize one for me and it works perfect!
13 Dec 2009
One night, I was awakened very suddenly to hear the door handle being violently rattled! I partially sat up and realised that this was really happening! Then just as suddenly, I saw Swami Vishwananda come into the room! He had come in an energy body. It's outline of light very clear to me as was the knowing that it was him and it was all o.k. and just relax. As his energy shape reached the side of the bed he bent down and materialised his hair so that I could touch it! It was soft and beautiful. Now guru's test their disciples.....I'm sure we all know that!....and he did some testing on me there and then. I passed as he then materialised his hands for me. He held them out so that I could feel the solidity and warmth of them. I had them to myself to kiss at my leisure. Joy! Then he put me to sleep again. When I awoke in daylight and went to the door, I realised the handle that he had rattled so noisily was now mended as it had been broken before his lovely nightime visit!. Jai Guru Dev!
11 Dec 2009
When I moved in january 2009 as a resident to Springen, I had spent a life full of responsibilty as a therapist in a doctor’s office. There, I laughed and cried with my clients and it was a mixture of being a mother, homeopath, priest and veterinarian. Barely arrived in Springen, I was treated like the newborn baby of an extended family. The name ‚Digambari’ additionally gave me the association of an unorientated fawn.
On the first day after my arrival, the following story happened: At lunch, my brother Jyotir prepared himself an overfull plate.
He placed it in front of me and said „Eat“. So I took Jyotirs plate and started to eat. After eating half of it, I was already filled up, while Guruji turned around the corner and said, as if I was a baby „Digambari, eat !!“. But I was not hungry anymore… My brothers told me: „Come on, eat. You have to do, what He is saying…!“ But I really didn’t feel like that. Suddenly, Swami turned around the corner, saying „Digambari, there is so much misery in the world. Eat!!“ When He turned away, I noticed a smile and remembered the time of my childhood. More and more, the whole table was involved in that ‚movie’ and everybody wanted me to finish my plate. However, from the beginning, I had the feeling, that something completely different was meant. Suddenly it came into my mind, that I should eat Him, my Guru, symbolically and assimilate Him inside of me. I was just thinking of that, when Swami left the room and the issue was done. Later I wrote to Him: „You wanted me to eat You, but most of the time you are eating me.“ Like Ramana Maharshi said: „To see Him, is to be consumed by Him.“
10 Dec 2009
9 Dec 2009
For one of my following appointments with Swami Vishwananda I had decided not to speak with him about my inner pain and fears. However, it all turned out a little differently. As soon as I stepped into the interview room, I was not able to utter even a single word. I cried so hard, as if a great pain deep inside me had been touched. Everything I had suppressed for such a long time broke out of me like a volcano. I still remember that I was terribly ashamed, for I thought that I was too weak to contain myself. Swami simply smiled at me lovingly. After a few minutes he mentioned, very calmly, the letter I had written to invite him to my home. I gasped and told him, my face wet with tears, that I thought a visit would not be possible due to my lack of English. He said there was the option of engaging a translator. I will never forget this moment. I felt like a child that had just received a piece of chocolate to make it stop crying. In that moment I forgot all my fears and pains. My heart was full of joy and boundless love. Nothing else was important anymore. He would come! With his endless love, he freed me within minutes from my inner jail.
8 Dec 2009
Swami Vishwananda explicitly requests not to make him personal gifts, please also not for Christmas!
"No presents, please!"
Should someone have the wish to support Swamijis work, then please instead contribute financially (or elsewise) to the buildup of Center Springen. The center is being built as a source of spiritual inspiration for people from around the world. For support please contact our Mr. Kubera (email@example.com). Many thanks! Jai Guru Dev.
When I first heard about Swami Vishwananda through an acquaintance, something deep inside me was touched. I believed that I knew him already. However, it still took some time before I could get in touch with him, as he was living somewhere in seclusion. Finally I was able to make an appointment with him. His youthful and friendly manner had a calming effect on me. The feeling was indescribable and my heart was filled with peace and tranquillity.
When he opened the door I was surprised at how young he was, but his eyes were proof that he was not from this world. My first interview with him lasted for only five minutes, but it would mark the beginning of a new life for me, in every aspect, internally as well as externally. I realised that my search was over and that I had arrived. I had found everything I had been looking for throughout the course of my spiritual search. This day was going to change my life.
5 Dec 2009
We had a wonderful Satsang with Swami Vishwananda.
He explained everything about the Hiranyagarbha Lingam.
It was about Love and God!
It was about the Purusha and Narayanaya!
It was about the Universe and the Earth!
It was about God and every every Human beeing!
(I will post the Transcription when it is ready! Because we are busy- there is a Darshan tonight- it can last till tomorrow!)
4 Dec 2009
Last night Swami Vishwananda asked us, if we know what the Hiranyagarbha Lingam is? So, because he was not happy with our answers, He will give a Satsang tonight. Meanwile we should read about it in the Srimad Bhagavatam!
3 Dec 2009
During the time when the Hiranyagarbha Lingam was first here for three days in 2005, there was a Darshan taking place in Frankfurt. Which meant that Swamiji had the Lingam with him in his hand during the whole drive and in which he said: „This Lingam is the whole universe, if it falls, the whole universe will be shaken!"
How did he find the Lingam in this never ending Universe?
2 Dec 2009
1 Dec 2009
Birth of the Hiranyagarbha Lingam on Babaji Commemoration day 30.11.09 Swami Vishwananda said:
The Hiranyagarbha lingam is the primordial creation of God, it is His will itself. The whole universe is inside of it. We all are inside of it.
Why now? Maybe you noticed that during the past two weeks something was happening. The world is changing. It has nothing to do with 2012. It will reflect on greater change later on.
I thought that people are changing for the better. It is actually contrary. Only a few are changing to the better. The consciousness of this world is actually quite low. The lingam will help to give a boost up to the consciousness. Maybe it helps.
The lingam will reflect on the world itself, not only on this centre. It has a lot of healing qualities. It does not only help to heal the physical level, but it heals the soul itself. You might be wondering how the soul can be affected at all, because it is pure and divine. That is true. But all the karmic things around the soul from many lifetimes are suffocating the soul. You all here have done really good things, otherwise you would not be here.
The lingam cannot be created by Brahma, Vishnu or Mahesh. It needs to be created by someone living.
Do you know what we are celebrating today? Today we are celebrating the decision of Maha Avatar Babaji to stay immortal in his body on earth to help mankind. This was some 1.800 years ago. He had reached that state where he immortalized his body.
Babaji will always be there to help humanity if needed. Humanity called on him to help. He will also help when you do not ask for it. The commemoration day is a nice gesture towards him.
Originally the lingam is neither from Brahma, Vishnu or Maheshwar.