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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Swami Vishwananda talks about surrender


Swami Vishwananda says: "You don’t want to let go of the world. You don’t want to let go of the material things, because you are insecure about yourself. Surrender everything and be assured that God is always with you! If He has put you here on Earth, He will not let you go just like that! A beggar on the road will always have his food,
because God will always provide him with what he needs. For sure he doesn’t need much. We are children of God. Jesus has taught us “Don’t beg, but ask. Ask our Father. Ask, and you will receive.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

N A V A R A T R I - Tombola

Jai Guru Dev Friends and Family!

As every year, a raffle with many attractive prizes is taking place especially for Navaratri.
By purchasing tickets for our Tombola, you will support the ongoing construction works in the Center.

A partial opening can probably happen very soon, (Thanks for your help so far!) But in the meantime, there are still some things to do. According to our "Treasurer", in the last few months, very few or no donations were received.




Therefore, we ask you to please continue to help and to purchase many tombola tickets for € 35.- each at tombola@bhaktimarga.org, add your name, date of birth, country and amount of tickets!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Swami Vishwananda talks about the mantra of the Heart


Swami Vishwananda says: "There is no big, big mantra that you have to do thousands of times to make you realised. One, only one simple mantra from your heart – that’s enough. Start every day by saying “I’m God’s child and I have to be like the child of God!” Do this for yourself, for your own growth. You know what is good for you, so try your best to change. Take this strongly inside you; put it in your mind. Throughout the day keep remembering that you are love, you are trust, you are peace, you are unity, you are joy! There’s no greater mantra. Just sing “I am love!” By singing “I am love!” you will always remember that you are a part of God."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Swami Tells Story of Guru Nanak and the Needle

Sri Swami Vishwananda at Darshan June 9 2012

Swami Vishwananda once told this story:

One day a great king, who used to take everything from people, even the poor, visited Guru Nanak. This Guru Nanak gave him a tiny needle and said, “My dear King, keep this needle with you and when you reach Paradise, you give this needle to me.” The king returned to his castle, so proudly, and said to the Queen, “You know I'll go to Heaven.’' Then the Queen said, “How?” The king replied: "It is Guru Nanak, who told me that I must give him this needle when I reach heaven!” The queen said, “But do you not know that when you die, you leave everything here? Go back and see him tomorrow and ask how you can give him the needle."



Early the next morning, the King went to the door of Guru Nanak and said, “Guru Nanakji, yesterday you gave me this beautiful little needle and you told me to give it to you when I reach heaven, but how can I take it there?” “Guru Nanak said, “I gave you something so tiny and asked you to bring it back to Paradise, and of course you cannot accomplish this. So, then how can you take all this wealth and all the things you have accumulated? All you can take are the good things you have done here. How much have you helped people? How much love have you given and how much have you opened your heart. These are the only things you take with you.”

It says in the Gita that you came with nothing and you will leave empty-handed. You only will take your Sadhana with you. Then work for it. And it's not for me to tell you, but it's up to you to do your best to open your heart. Try to love sincerely. Try to love with a pure mind and, then, slowly but surely that love will one day become unconditional. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sing “I am love!” says Swami Vishwananda


Swami Vishwananda says: "When your heart is pure. When your heart is purified from all the negativity that we ourselves have created, we will shine the light of God! Meditate and sing the name of God, sing “I am love!” Always! If your mind or your heart is troubled, sing it loudly with your tongue. That will calm the mind. Recite it firstly with your mouth, then with the mind until it reaches the heart and it is recited continuously by itself."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Swami Vishwananda says how to realise the divine in oneself

Swami Vishwananda says:" All the Masters, all the aspects of the  Divine want  that we become the quality of God and that we realise this quality in oneself. For that one has to pass through the level of the child of God. Jesus said “There is no other way than me. I am truth, I am light, I am the way.” Do you think He meant Himself as the body? No, He didn’t mean Himself as the body. He meant Himself as Christ who is living in each one of you. This Christ has to become alive by putting what Jesus gave to humanity into practice and by understanding it “Blessed are all those pure in heart, for they shall see God!"

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sri Swami Vishwananda - BIRTHDAY 2012

















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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sri Swami Vishwananda - ATMA KRIYA YOGA INSTITUT - Pilgrimage

Sacred Himalayas Pilgrimage
The Atma Kriya Yoga Institute invites you to a pilgrimage to North India and the Himalayas. Starting from the Gateway to the Himalayas (Haridwar), this tour takes you to the outstanding main pilgrimage places of the “eternal sentinels”, quoting Mahavtar Babaji. We will visit many holy places, including Kedarnath, the sacred place dedicated to Lord Shiva where there is a jyotirlingam, and Badrinath, the sanctuary dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the nearest location to Mahavatar Babaji’s etherical ashram of Gauri Shankar Peetam. Then, we proceed to Yogananda’s Ashram in Dwarahat and visit Babaji’s Cave at Dronagiri, where Lahiri Mahashaya was initiated into Kriya Yoga. We end this tour with a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra.


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Satsang of Swami Vishwananda in the Bus


Spiritual people when they do their Sadhana,  they develop certain qualities. They think they have reach very high. If you have not developed completely love inside of you. You have not reached anything. And your sadhana is for nothing because the ultimate is : to develop completely love inside of you. Love is not only to say I love you, I love you. It is something burning inside of you, burning only for Him. It is a longing that you can even express. When you are in love with somebody, only the beloved matters, nothing else.  When you are in love with God, it is the same sensation but in a stronger way. To long for God is the same as when you are under the water and you grasp for air. Like that we have to long for the Divine. In these times it is not easy to long for God like that but it is not impossible. I have seen normal people who have tremendous love for the Divine. The only thing they want is to serve God and to attain Him. Often they don’t reach Him because this road is very cheeky. He like to see how much you want Him, how much you really long for Him. In love no matter the circumstances, no matter what can come, you will always love Him. This is surrender.

Satsang of Swami Vishwananda about surrender


Surrender does not mean to leave the world. You have to do your duty, your Dharma. Outside you can have a luxurious life, but inside you have to surrender to Him. Automatically, you can have outside everything but this will not make you happy. Like Mirabai, she was a princess, she had everything but she was not happy. You have to do your dharma outside in life. Look I play more human than anybody. This is my role, I have to do it. Otherwise I can’t be here. Like that you have to go to school, to your job. But bear in mind what is inside of you. Neverforget about that.Trough out life tests will come and you have to challenge it. If you past the tests you can move to surrendering. Surrender is not to say: OK I love God, I love God, I am surrendering. It is not so easy. You have to surrender completely to Him. If you have sincerely surrendered yourself, nothing can move you. Once you have surrender, you are rooted in yourself. More your surrender more difficult it becomes in the outside. Then it will come left and right but nothing can move you. The outside stay outside.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Continuation of the interview given by Swami Vishwananda

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-          How do you know this inner call?
People have a house but they feel something is missing; they have this urge to know more. You buy an object after the other and you are not satisfied, there is always something lacking. This deep emptiness can be filled by everyone, the urge to know more. When you turn inwardly, you have this satisfaction inside yourself.
One learns to observe. People feel it. When they took a decision in life the first feeling they have is always the right one. But the mind comes and the reason told them something else to do. Oops it was wrong. The first feeling was right.
-          People are desperate today, what is your message today for them?
When you look at the word, you see that there is a lack of trust. First on has to trust one self. For sure, we are imperfect, but we are all on the way to perfection. When we try to accept oneself: We see our negative qualities but we should stop to focus on our negativity  and focus on love and positivity. Instead to concentrate on fear and worry we should hold on to positive.
-          Today, people run after material things.
Yes, this brings unhappiness. They try to compare what the others have and think: I still have to reach there, what the others have. Every work is good and important, everybody is in the right place where he is and works.
-          The old values we had in the past are decreasing. Why?
The youngsters have a lot of questions. The elders don’t have time to listen. What happens is that the youngsters look then elsewhere: outside and not inside. The respect has to be both ways. Like what Mahatma Gandhi said when a mother asked Gandhi :
-          Could you please say to my child to stop eating sweets.  Gandhi answered her :
-          Please come in one week with your child.
When they came, Gandhi said to the child:
-          - You should stop eating sweets. The mother asked Gandhi :
-          - Why couldn’t you tell him to stop eating sweets last week?
Gandhi answered:
-          - I had to stop it myself.  I also love to eat sweets. To advice the child I had to stop myself eating sweets.
The child then stopped eating sweets. You see the respect has to be both ways.
-          What is the place of woman?
Woman are the foundation of the culture. In the Hindu tradition always comes first the mother. In the religion also first you call the femine aspect first: Lakshmi Narayan, Sita Ram, Gauri Shankar… The feminine qualities are the sensitiveness, the understanding; Women carry the motherly qualities inside. The mother is always there for the children and always understands the child. The father is strictness and the mother is love.
-          Could you say something for the spiritual growth of the Mauritian people?
They should start their spiritual path. Sitting quietly for 15mn a day and forget every thing.
-          In the media you can see there is more and more criminality in the society. Why?
What is our duty toward our country? What do we want to show to the world? There was the unity of all the religions in this country, we have to carry on with it. Criminality is because of all the drugs. It’s all about a way of education. You have to explain to the child why something is not good. The government does a good job by giving education to everybody and that will change certain things. It is a choice to be good or not good, to be happy or unhappy. Somebody came to me and told me: I like to take drugs it makes me happy and I asked him: Does it makes you always happy?  - No only when I take the drug. – Then the depression comes back? – Yes – So the depression did not disappear afterwards? –No, still there. – They don’t realize that the depression doesn’t disappear because they are bind by habit. Everything which is bind by habit is difficult to let go. Once you realize that you are bind by a habit, you can get out of it. When one changes then it changes also your surroundings.
-          What would you like to say to the youngsters?
 -          First Be yourself.  Then respect the elders, it has to be on both ways. The elder have also to respect the  younger. In the past the parents were exemple and showing respect.  Then find out what you really want, most of the time they do what the parents want. You have to stand on your own feet.