Words of wisdom given with love


Friday, December 30, 2011

Darshan 29 December 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda Live Streaming of Darshan 29 December 2011: This Streaming is in three video sections. Below is Part II, in which Swamiji gives His talk. Please use this link for the other two Parts http://www.ustream.tv/channel/darshan-live

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Swami Vishwananda venerated Shri Upasani Maharaj

Shri Sai’s deeds and life was full of miracles, but the greatest miracle was His creationof this once inconsequential person to the status of a Sadguru within a period of four years: Kashinath Govind Upasani
Sastri, who later came to be known as ‘Shri Upasani Maharaj’.
 Kashinath failed in all the material ventures he undertook. His health also deteriorated substantially due to neglect and lack of comforts, often begging as a means of livelihood, often quenching his hunger only by drinking water. He met Yogi Kulkarni at Rahuri who  insisted upon him to meet Sai Baba, as Shirdi was on the way. Ultimately Kashinath came to Shirdi and met Shri Sai on 27th June 1911. Little did he realise at that time that he had met his Sadguru (Master) and that the course of his life would undergo complete thereafter.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A step in the pilgrimage of Swami Vishwananda in India

To protect Kashinath from all external factors that effect spiritual growth, Sai asked him to go and sit in Khandoba Temple and do nothing so that Sai would be able to do whatever he wills to do i.e. to work within Kashinath and evolve him. Like a mother protecting its child from the on-slaughts of nature and people around even at the cost of her own life, Shri Sai protected Kashinath whole-heartedly and openly. Before the assemblage of jealous devotees who asked about the reason of His extreme grace He said, “yes, yes, everything has been given, whatever he is, good or bad, he is mine. There is no distinction between him and me. Now, the whole responsibility for him rests with me.”

The grace of the Sadguru is immeasurable. It is said that whereas a touch stone can change a stone to gold by mere touch, the Sadguru (Perfect Master) is such a touch-stone who can convert a stone (disciple) to a touch-stone i.e. to His own state (Perfect Master). The Sadguru, at this stage is responsible for everything, good or evil, done by the pupil. At this stage, the Sadguru virtually remains at the mercy of the disciple. By this total sacrifice of Himself, the Sadguru evolves the disciple to a state of perfection i.e. His own state. Shri Sai, once told one of His close-associates that the endeavor should be to create these perfect men so that they can, in turn, spiritually uplift thousands and millions of other souls from the state of Jivatma (bonded souls) to the state of Shivatma (Perfect souls). To evolve Kashinath was no easy task for Shri Sai. It is said that the difference in the state of consciousness between a stone and an ordinary man is what is the difference between an ordinary man and a Sadguru. Like a man turning a piece of stone by the use of hammer, chisel to a beautiful piece of sculpture, the Sadguru can change a gross individual to that of a perfect soul. This is what Shri Sai was trying to do on Kashinath.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How a Satguru trains a disciple

To begin his work Sai told Kashinath “Sit quiet, somehow. Have nothing to do with anyone”. Sai wanted Kashinath not to create further ‘Samskaras’ or impressions for himself in attachment with other people but to draw his mind inwards. As he followed the master, a series of mystic reactions happened in Kashinath and around him.
To make Kashinath realise that, his Guru (Shri Sai) was present in every living being irrespective of the species, He once told Kashinath that he would one day visit Khandoba temple (where Kashinath used to stay). He further said that would Kashinath recognize Him, He would have chillum (earthen pipe for smoking) with him. About two or three months later Kashinath was taking some food to his Guru (Sai, who was sitting at the DwarkaMai mosque). A black dog who had been watching Kashinath while cooking, followed him. Without giving any food to the dog, Kashinath went straight to Sai, who said, “why did you take the trouble to bring the food here, in this hot sun. I was sitting there (i.e. near the temple)”. Kashinath was shocked to hear that his Guru was at the temple and he did not know. He told Sai that there was none in the temple except a black dog. At that, Sai said ‘yes, yes, I was that dog”. Hearing this Kashinath could not stop crying and resolved never again to commit such a blunder. On the next day, while cooking, he watched around cautiously lest the dog would come again. The dog was no where to be seen. A shudra (lower-caste) beggar was found leaning against a wall and watching him cook. Kashinath the Brahmin (Uppermost-caste) grown in the orthodox tradition, immediately asked him to go away. Later when he approached Sai, the latter asked him “yesterday you did not give me food and today you also ordered me not to stand there and drove me away. Do not bring food for me hereafter”. Again Kashinath was surprised and again he was told that ‘shudra’ was Sai Himself. These two lessons taught Kashinath that God and Shri Sai are in everything, and that the essence of God pervades everyone and everything.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Above the duality as teached by Swami Vishwananda

Now Upasani Maharaj started losing the sense of his body (Dehabhava) and  having visions and feelings of a highly psychic and spiritual nature. For example, one day, he suddenly started seeing circles of light, which expanded and then came near him. These circular specks of light would disappear coming near his body. Now he started seeing spiritual visions inside these circles of light. One day he saw himself standing at some place in the space and saw the whole cosmos including the sun, moon, sky revolving. The whirling cosmos slowly became smaller and smaller, came towards him, and vanished near him or into him. Upasani Maharaj now experienced that the whole world was illusory and revolving and that he, as a soul, was outside it. This was a higher stage in his spiritual growth. 
One day Upasani Maharaj saw a vision that in an old building he (Upasani) and Sai were there. Shri Sai beckoned him to bring his ear close to his (Sai) mouth so that he could give a mantra. When Upasani Maharaj tried to do so, a shabby figure, which looked exactly like him tried to pull Maharaj away from Sai. Then Sai beat-up that shabby figure carried him out and burnt him in a pyre. Identifying himself with this figure when Upasani complained about this action (of burning). Shri Sai told him that it was his (Maharaj’s) evil form, which has been burnt. Little later, he saw an illuminated figure of himself. Again on being asked, Sai said that it was his (Maharaj’s) virtuous form. Maharaj was surprised and asked if he had an evil form and also a virtuous form who was he! Shri Sai told him that he was beyond both these forms and was the pure soul the element with which Shri Sai himself was made of.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - SRI YANTRA

Sri Yantra, the sacred art, instructed by Sri Swami Vishwananda!

Swami Vishwananda talked in Helsinski

Swami Vishwananda said: "The thoughts are often judgmental. That is why you have to watch your thoughts. The moment the thought manifests inside yourself, if you focus on it and project energy on this thought then it get manifested. Whatever you focus with the mind it will be amplified. That is why if you chant any divine Name, your mind will dwells in the Divine. And when you remember continually the Divine, you will attain it."

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - SURRENDER & REMEMBER

In His wonderful Darshan Talk of 22 October 2011 at Shree Peetha Nilaya (Springen, Germany) Sri Swami Vishwananda illuminates the two key practical elements on the spiritual path:

1. Surrender
2. Continuous Rememberance

Find the beautiful talk here:

P.S.: With the talk he also gave special meditation, which will be available shortly as an audio CD (for further details, please check the Bhakti Shop website in a few days: www.bhaktishop.de).

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Swami Vishwananda says today:

"Look in the nature, the animals also experiment love, not only the Human. The Human can experiment the highest form of love but the animals love also. If you look at a bird couple, when one of the bird dies then the other bird stop eating and then dies. If this would not be love what should it be?" says Swami Vishwananda

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Swami Vishwananda talks about training the mind to be positive

We forget about our real qualities, the Divine qualities within us. If little by little you get rid of your negativity – firstly, the negativity of the mind – and if the mind is transcended and the mind becomes pure, everything that you do will be pure. There will be no negativity present inside of you. 
The power of the mind is so great that you will create what you want. That’s why when you read something, instantly you go into the image of that which you are reading. You become identified with that. So what you are reading is very important. If you are reading positive things, you are becoming positive too; you’re creating this positive energy. If we train our mind to be positive at all times, we will create positive things. If we just say “Yes, I want peace in the world. I want to change the world. If little by little you get rid of your negativity. – firstly, the negativity of the mind – and if the mind is transcended and the mind becomes pure, everything that you do will be pure.   

Friday, September 23, 2011

From Swami Vishwananda satsang in Belgrade

Swami Vishwananda said: " People think they are doing things themselves but God has planned every thing. The outer world and the inner world are all His Maya.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Satsang of Swami Vishwananda in Croatia

Swami Vishwananda said : "First love what you are doing and love  the place where God puts you. This the law of Dharma, to make one’s duty. Some find difficult to accept this because they want more, more from this material world. For this they put pressure on themselves. But how can you love what you are doing when you put such a pressure on yourself? If you put pressure on yourself you cannot be free. Once people put themselves this pressure, then they complain about it. They like to complain so that people have pity on them."

Monday, September 19, 2011

In Split, Croatia Swami Vishwananda gave a Satsang

Swami Vishwananda said: "
People like to jump, every thing has to go quick, quick to the goal, to the ultimate Goal . But first you have to handle the small dharma before to handle the big Dharma, the dharma of your soul.
You have to accept yourself, to accept how you are and where you are. Your soul have incarnate here because only here you can attain the Divine. The scriptures say that one life is enough to realize God. For this you need to be sincere with yourself.
The very personification of God took a body here. There is a purpose for this body. The small things that  you are doing in the daily life have a great meaning."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - THE DESIRE TO SERVE

THE DESIRE TO SERVE by Satya Narayan Das

Jai Guru Dev

In the third and last talk given during his visit to Shree Peetha Nilaya, Satya Narayan Das discussed a wide range of topics since the talk in itself was an impromptu event that had not been planned.

However the overriding theme throughout the talk was that as devotees we must remember that our only true desire should be to remain constantly in service to the divine. Then only can be truly obtain everything.

Enjoy the great talk here!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - Offences against the Holy Names

by Satya Narayan Das

In this episode you will find the second talk given by Satya Narayan Das during his visit to Shree Peetha Nilaya. He discusses the several ways in which one can commit an offense towards God through the use of His names so that we become more aware of our actions.

Listen this episode here:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - STAGES OF BHAKTI

Stages of BHAKTI by Satya Narayan Das

In this episode you will find the first of three talks give by Satya Narayan Das during his most recent visit to Shree Peetha Nilya. He speaks about the various stages of Bhakti given in various Hindu scriptures.

Just follow the link to his great talk here:

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - Krishna Janmashtami 2011

More videos of Bhaktimarga you will find here:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - KRISHNA, the lord of time

Jai Guru Dev

In this episode you will find the full talk given by Sri Swami Vishwananda during the 2011 Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Shree Peetha Nilaya.

Celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, Swamiji spoke of Krishna's standing in the hierarchy of Hindu deities as well as His many qualities, none more so than His lordship over Time in itself.

Listen His great talk here:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - NEWS!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - BIRTHDAY PACKAGE

JGD dear friends and family

We hope many of you had a chance to be part of Swami’s birthday celebrations wherever you were. As a way of contributing to Swami’s ongoing mission we are offering a special package to mark his 33rd birthday.

Please note, that all the CDs are newly released. No. 1 and 3 are being distributed by SILENZIO, Europe’s largest distributor of spiritual music and No. 2 contains many beautiful tracks, most of which were performed at the Munich concert last Saturday, as part of the Rainbow Spirit Festival. The book JUST LOVE, an inspiring compilation of talks by Swamiji from the past five years, has been published in both English and German. Please state the language version you want.

The package is limited and is offered until Guru Purnima.
Please place your order through Bhakti Shop in person or by email to order@bhaktishop.de. Please remember to specify your choices.

Many thanks and much Love
Your Bhakti Marga family

Friday, June 10, 2011

On Chanting OM - Swami Vishwananda

When you chant OM, you chant from deep within you, from the microcosmos that you have inside of you. That’s what is said in the Vedas. They talk about the microcosmos, which is deep within humans, where the Divine is seated all the time. That’s why, also, when you sing, if you want to make it more powerful, let it emerge from deep within you, and you will have more power. That’s why when a lion roars, he roars from deep within. You never see a lion roaring very softly from the outside. That’s why he is the king of the animals. The roaring of the lion is so powerful that it sometimes shakes even the Divine!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lord Vishnu's Cosmic Body

The body of the Lord is the same as everybody. Only when He takes his cosmic form, he will appear as Maha Vishnu.

Sri Swami Vishwananda

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sri Swami Vishwananda - SEVA SOCIETY KENYA

We are a group of volunteers based in Nairobi who have formed a Seva society.

‘Our vision is to serve the needy children, aged people and animals. We are here to serve the less fortunate and creating a better environment from them.’

We believe that through love and selfless deed we can make a difference and create a life changing moment for the less fortunate.

We are committed to serve the less fortunate children by visiting homes in Nairobi and offering them with what we can such as Food, Wheelchairs, and etc. We will endeavor to visit one home every two months.

Swami Vishwananda Seva Society did a seva yesterday at Mama Fauzia’s Childrens home. The home was originally started in 1989 at Majengo Estate opposite Pumwani District Officer’s Office and it re-located to Kasarani/Mwiki village in early 2006.

The founder member Mrs Muthoni Hasan Fauzia Who comes from Vihiga district started the home with 2 children after acquiring some basic training as a social worker at Crescent Medical Aid. She attributes her motivation to start the home to her humble family background where she grew with 16 siblings.
The first child that she started with was 4 months old and today she provides a home to over 32We arrived at the Home at 12 noon and started assisting in cutting of vegetables and preparing the lunch for the children. This was the first time our seva group had visited this children’s home. The home takes care of children from all backgrounds of culture mostly abandon children, children whose parents are suffering from disabilities. Mama Fauzia has ensured to assist the children in the best possible way and in some cases she has managed to arrange for the children to study in States, Turkey etc.

Recently, Mama Fauzia had undergone surgeries and has not been feeling well. Our sincere prayers for her to get well soon.


We received donations from Reema Shah. She donated sweets, bread, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots for the entire seva in the name of her daughter Eesha who also came to assist in this seva. On behalf of the seva group, we thank her and her friends to have joined us in this seva and supporting us where possible. GOD BLESS!




OM Healing is an ancient group healing technique that uses the cosmic vibration of OM for healing humanity and Mother Earth.
We are all needed to make a change, to help turn around the imbalances whether they are in ourselves, our families, our society or our environment. As more and more people join the OM Healing circles around the earth, the healing and sacred energy of OM will naturally embrace, transform and expand our lives and existence as we know it. We heal ourselves and at the same time we perform a great service for our world!
OM Healing helps to heal people and the surrounding on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
For thousands of years this sacred method of healing was not accessible to mankind. Now, as we are entering a new period of time, in which more and more people are reawakening to the hidden potentials inside of themselves, OM healing is being brought back to help facilitate this change in humanity.
For more information about OM Healing: www.om-healing.org
Om healing is scheduled every Saturday from 4:00pm to 5 pm. Please contact /email for additional details.


‘If you want to change, change now, open your hearts to love’

Our Special appreciations to all the individuals who have been donating at our Temple based near Ram Mandir and also to;
1. Vita Foam for donating us the Mattresses
2. Mr Yogesh Patel of Kenroid Limited for Wheelchairs, Biscuits and cash donations.
3. Mr Mukesh Patel of Tuffsteel Limited for Cash donations
4. Mr Kirit Patel of ASL Group for Cash donations
5. Mr Navin Savla of Tononoka Steel Limited for Cash donations.
6. Minaben of I M Bank Limited for cash donations
7. Satish to organize donations from Canada.
8. Reema Shah for food donations

Our Next seva program is scheduled to be on 13Th June 2011. We will communicate the details later. However, we invite all to assist us in Donations in forma of cash or alternatively donate food items, clothes, books, etc.

Any individual/ corporate who wishes to contact our Seva society kindly contact below for further details.
Bansi Shah 0720 053 880, Chunilal Shah 0722 243 925
Email address: swamivishwanandafoundation@gmail.com,
Our site: http://vishwananda.giving.officelive.com/
Blog site: http://vishwananda-kenya.blogspot.com/

You Raise Me Up


"Actually, Christ was Love and this form of Christ we don’t picture in Christianity anymore. When you look at an icon or look at a statue of Christ, they look so miserable, but Christ was joy. That’s how people follow His message of Love. Once I asked Him [Christ] whether He was dancing, also. He said “Of course, I was dancing.”

-Sri Swami Vishwananda

When Jesus Christ arose that first "Easter," he forever provided “The Way” for all mankind to be “raised up.” View this inspiring, Shakti-Giving-Video of Josh Groban singing about Jesus in "You Raise Me Up" -- accompanied by a Children’s Choir from Africa:

I am the Good Shepherd; I give up my life for my sheep."

-Master Christ Jesus


Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Christ Has Resurrected, Oh, Yes, Let's Praise Him" -Swami Vishwananda

And they were offended by him. But Jesus told them, "A prophet is without honor only in his hometown and in his own home."
You see very well that He came [Christ Jesus], but people were against Him. He came to His own people, who did not recognize Him. It is like it is said: “No one is a prophet in his own land.” It is only afterward that one sees. It is the same with a Master. When you have a Teacher with you, you don’t appreciate it. Nobody appreciates it, then after the Master has passed on, people say: “Oh, how wonderful it would have been if we were there.” But know that whatever is written about a Teacher in his time, it is always good afterward.

Of course everyone wants to be around in that time, but when the Teacher is there, nobody wants to be around, and it is always like that. Afterward, 10 or 20 years after people say, “Oh, how wonderful it would have been if we were there. “ So, this is how the mind of man functions. If you have the chance to be with the Master, take it!

He [Jesus] is calling everyone to resurrect with him and letting the old one, who is inside of you, die and letting the new one resurrect with Him. This is the Resurrection of Christ. Oh, yes, let’s praise Him. He resurrected 2,000 years ago, and even if he had not resurrected, He would still be Christ Himself. But to show the resurrection is possible, to show that God-Realization is possible or your own Realization, He has shown it. He has shown the Way. That is why He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light.
Sri Swami Vishwananda

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Passion of Master Christ Jesus - Good Friday

"I am the Good Shepherd; I lay down my life for my sheep."
"Look at the life of Jesus; it is so beautiful. He taught mankind how to transcend the ego into the Divine Self. When you go deeper into the mystery of it, you will see that Krishna has taught the same. He has shown it to mankind. We also have to continuously remind ourselves that we are the children of God. Whenever we have a problem we identify ourselves with the problem and say: "Oh, God has turned his back on us." We don't realize that we have turned our back on ourselves. If we look deeper within by turning our gaze inwardly, we would find the solution for every problem. Everything that you want to know, it's just there."

"Actually, Christ was Love and this form of Christ we don’t picture in Christianity anymore. When you look at an icon or look at a statue of Christ, they look so miserable, but Christ was joy. That’s how people follow His message of Love. Once I asked Him [Christ] whether He was dancing, also. He said “Of course, I was dancing.”
-Sri Swami Vishwananda

“This is my body which is given for you. Every time you eat bread, think of me. This wine is my blood that will be shed to remove the sins of all who come to believe in me and it is the start of a new agreement between God and mankind. Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked, and mistreated and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.” -Christian Bible