Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:20 AM
Divine Grace is a manifestation of the cosmic free will in operation. It can alter the course of events in a mysterious manner through its own unknown laws, which are superior to all natural laws, and can modify the latter by interaction. It is the most powerful force in the universe.
It descends and acts only when it is invoked by total self-surrender. It acts from within, because God resides in the heart of all beings. Its whisper can be heard only in a mind purified by self surrender and prayer.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 7:16 AM
What is Mantra ? mantra is that which draws our minds from the world and brings it to the feet of the Lord. These bija-mantra are not mere words or mere sounds, they have got power in them and that power is capable of helping the aspirant to realize the Deity, to attain God realization. These bija-mantras have got the capacity to reveal to you the real nature of your Deity when repeated. Though there is life in the bija-mantra, your spiritual practice is also necessary to fructify this manifestation.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:02 AM
What is Bakthi ? The seeking after one's real nature is designated as Bhakthi. Who am I ? What is the true nature and dimension of this " I " . This concentrated search for our true nature is called Bhakthi.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:38 AM
All training in spiritual life begins with the attitude of manliness; not hanging on to an external God or deities for everything, like the baby hanging on to its mother all the time. Such a baby will ever remain only a baby. It won't grow. Similarly, the spiritual baby also can grow only when it understands this great message of self-reliance - Atma Sraddha .

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:15 AM
Just remain silent near the flower. Look at it, be in deep sympathy with it, in a deep communion with it. Forget yourself. Just be a passive awareness there, and the flower will flower into THAT. The THAT will be revealed.
So go on discovering THAT. That is what is meant by constant contemplation. And constant contemplation of THAT is meditation.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 1:49 AM
A temple is not a place for bargaining, it is a place for rest and relaxation, where tired and exhausted from all your worldly activities, you can find relief and peace. There are no conditions for entering a temple: that you can only come if you have this much of money; that you can only come if you have this much knowledge ; or you can only come if you have this much prestige - a temple accepts you as you are. It is a place so simple that you are accepted as you are.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 1:46 AM
How does personality come into being ?
By memory . By identifying the present with the past and projecting it into the future. Think of yourself as momentary, without past and future and you personality dissolves.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 2:51 AM
The mind goes on dividing on every level of being. Whenever the mind looks, immediately it divides; division, to divide, is the nature of the mind..... So
we say above and below
we say up and down
we say this world and that world
we say life and death
we say in and out
we say extroversion and introversion ........
but all these divisions are of the MIND.




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Posted by Swami Om On 3:24 AM
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Posted by Swami Om On 3:04 AM
In religion, utility was the test to verify a Truth.

The mantra ' AUM ' has no meaning but it has a utility; a temple has no meaning but it has a utility. To make use of it is an art, and there is an inherent flow in all art which cannot be taught, but must be absorbed.

Science can be taught but Art has to be imbibed.