20 Nov 2014

God surrenders to Love! Take one step towards God, God will take 100 steps towards you!

After five months of longing, Sri Swami Vishwananda graced us all again with a Darshan at Shree Peetha Nilaya, where his new ‘Dynamic Darshan’ was also experienced.

This new style of Darshan happened for the first time in Prague, on the 8th November, when 2000 people came to Sri Swami Vishwananda to receive an individual Darshan. Normally, we would have expected that as the numbers increase the Darshan would maybe change from individual to a collective Darshan, or then the individual Darshan would be just a quick touch and that's it! But, no. Instead of giving a more quick or distant Darshan, it happened actually the opposite; Sri Swami Vishwananda got up and started walking among the people, very close to everybody, meeting the people, where they were, waiting for him.

Sri Swami Vishwananda ‘Dynamic Darshan’ at Shree Peetha Nilaya. He not only walked among the people but bent himself to reach each one, in such a way that to give Darshan to little children he bent his knees, to be at their level.

If we look deeply into this happening, we will see that it reflects very beautiful and touching truths:

- God surrenders Himself to the people who look for Him. God is closer than ever to the people – God literally walks among the people. It is said, "Take one step towards God, God will take 100 steps towards you;

- God is only bound by Love, like Sri Swami Vishwananda explained during the Govinda Festival in Switzerland, also referred as Damodara Karthik, which commemorated the Damodara Leela of Lord Krishna. So, when more and more people are called to come for Darshan, God even becomes closer to people, because what drives these people to come to Him is His own Love inside of them. And this is the eternal connection between all and God – His Love. His Love encompasses everything. Nothing exists apart from His Love.

Easy to talk or write about these truths, but difficult for human beings to perceive it. Sri Swami Vishwananda keeps reminding us of this truth over and over again and he enacts this truth all the time, although most part of times we are not aware of it.

His Darshan helps to open the heart and purify the mind in order to give to each one the opportunity to, not only have a glimpse of that truth but to come to the point of living it fully. Because as Sri Swami Vishwananda repeats continuously in his message simply described as ‘Just Love’, this is the ultimate goal of life - God's Love.

Testimony - The impact of Sri Swami Vishwananda's ‘Dynamic Darshan’

“It is so nice to come for Darshan. Guruji always smiles at me, like saying that is happy to see me and he always asks me, ‘How are you?’ His smile makes me feel that he is like a good father who knows more about my life than myself and smiles like saying very sweetly, ‘Just wait! Everything is going okay.’ I feel safe.

(...testimony continues after the photos)

Sri Swami Vishwananda cares for each person individually so beautifully, that even after 10-12 hours of Darshan he still gives to each one the same Love and attention as if the person was the first one to receive Darshan.

"Normally after getting Darshan, I go out of the Centre, because I feel like being alone. Yesterday, I experienced something completely new. I could not step out and go away. I had to sit there and then I could experience on the other side what was going on in people after they had received Darshan. I can not really explain but it was very interesting.

"Some of them started crying, some seemed to have been blessed with inner peace, others seemed very happy. One woman started crying but not out of unhappiness. It seemed as if she knew that something had changed for the better. It was a great interesting thing to see, the effect of Darshan on other people. At that moment I felt like I was a part of that. And it was so great! And another thing that touched me deeply, it happened just before Darshan started. It filled me up with love.

"I was standing in the line and saw Dristhi (event organiser) taken an old lady by the hand to Swamiji in the front. And then one man in  a wheelchair was also brought to Swamiji. It felt like being part of a big family. It was great! It felt as if we were One! I felt that nobody in that room was alone. Everyone was together. Everything was so full of peace at that moment.”

- Timo Hördt, Holzhausen, Germany.

An eternal moment of Divine Peace

Bhakti Marga family connected by livestreamed Darshan

The Worldwide Bhakti Marga family was also connected to the Darshan at Shree Peetha Nilaya through the livestreamed available in the Bhakti Marga website. An overwhelming gratitude was showered by devotees rejoicing with the online Darshan in Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, United States of America.

The priceless moments of the Darshan with Sri Swami Vishwananda at Shree Peetha Nilaya were livestreamed through the Bhakti Marga website .

Life experiences with Sri swami Vishwananda

During the Darshans of Sri Swami Vishwananda there is an extraordinary moment when people share their life experiences with him. Among the experiences shared yesterday we have selected the one below:

(Speech translated live by Swami Vishwakurunandhanananda)

“She met Guruji in 1998, in Switzerland. She remembers him coming to her place and she had a dead plant at her home. Guruji bent over and did something to the plant... touch it. After some days the plant became green and started growing big. Then, it started blossoming, first 3 flowers and then 4 and 6, 7 flowers. This happened sixteen years ago. Now, sixteen years have passed but everytime she comes to see Guruji the plant blossoms newly. So now, it is Autumn and normally a plant goes into a winter sleep, but again this time, the moment she decided to come and see Guruji, the plant started to blossom 3, 4 and then 7 flowers.” - T., Switzerland.

Sri Swami Vishwananda had previously revealed to us that “even the angels bow down when God is around. Why do you think that when one realises the unity with the Divine, when one ascends to a high degree of spirituality the law of nature bends to that person? Because God dwells inside, and when God shines through that person, of course, the law of nature bends. The law of nature is governed by the angels and archangels and they all bow down as well.