21 Apr 2014

Christ is Risen!

...Truly He is risen!"

This was called many many times in the Great Easter Night - in several languages but mostly in Greek: 

"Christos Anesti!"  and than the answer: "Alithos Anesti!"

Here follows an excerpt from Swami Vishwananda's Easter speech: 

"Christ has risen to show that deep inside of everybody, one can rise. One can rise and find the Divine! Through his grace, through the grace of God, the grace of a Master it is possible! 
One just needs to say: 'Lord in Thy hand I commit my spirit. In Thy hand I give my hand.' When you give your hand into the hand of the master, into the hand of God you just need to trust. Trust that God will guide you to where you have to be. Trust that the Master will guide you where you must be. Because nothing what happens doesn't happen by the will of God!
God says: 'Come, I will give you that Love, I will show you that you are not just a mere human being. You are more than that, you have the Love of God inside of you. You have me inside of you. 

But for that you have to change your mind. You have to change the way you think. With the mind you are limited. Let the wisdom of God take control of you!

Happy Resurrection! 

You see: When Christ resurrects He resurrects in the heart of everybody! You are all resurrected with Christ because you are One with Him. So awake, let the spirit of God inside of you awake. So let Christ guide you, let the Master guide you, so that you can be in the Glory of God, that you can be in the Love of God. That you can shine!" 

Christos anesti ek nekron
Thanato Thanathon patisas
Kai tis en tis mnimasi 
Zo-in charisamenos!
(Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing Life!)

After everything, there was a special tasty Easter Lunch and Swamiji joined us in the big dining hall.

All the Deacons, Singers and Priests where sitting with him on a huge long table and we all had a lot of fun listening to "Swami Pepe's" story about Krishna and his flute, and other stories in Krishna's life (you may wonder, why stories of Krishna on Easter Sunday, but when one looks deeper, one finds the same essence in the life of Krishna and Christ(na)).