How to rise above good and bad?
For the person who has the conviction that the Divine is present in everything, there is no good or bad. He sees the Divine equally in all things. Good and evil exist for the one who looks at these things in terms of these differences.
Divine Discourse 7 March 1997
How to attain a unified vision through dedication?
Some may ask, “While you are God why worship God?” Even as you realise you are Divine, you have to do certain things as part of your duty. According to the tradition of Bharath, you have to do things to please God or in other words transform work into worship. When you practice this, it becomes easier to realise God. Everything you learn by practice only. Walking, talking, eating, singing and serving need practice. Practice dedicating all activities to God.
Divine Discourse 19 July 1997
What is the super power everyone has?
What is this energy? It is something, which you cannot see or conceive in the mind. Energy is energy alone. It is Divine. Every physical object has a base. There is electrical energy in man. Likewise, there is radiation energy in man. There must be a basis for all these energies. You see that in the world every object is based on some other object. God is the base for all the energies in the cosmos. The Vedhaanthins called this energy as Atheetha Shakthi (Transcendental Energy). Scientists have termed it “Super power.” The names used may vary, but the substance is one and the same.
Divine Discourse 20 July 1997
How to understand God’s will?
Vivekanandha discovered this truth by observing the reactions of different persons to the same situation. seeing a man who had fallen on the wayside after taking intoxicating drinks, two thieves, who were themselves drunk, remarked that the man must be a thief like themselves who had got drunk after a thieving expedition in the night. A man subject to epileptic fits thought that the man must have fallen in a fit. A sadhu seeing the unconscious state of the man, thought that he might be a yogi in a state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (super conscious state of meditation) and started massaging his legs reverentially. These varied reactions showed that men judge things not as they really are, but on the basis of their own feeling and experiences. Vivekanandha then realised that his doubts regarding the spiritual eminence of Swami Ramakrishna were the result of his own misguided thinking and had no relation to Paramahamsa’s qualities. He realised that there was no blemish in Ramakrishna and the fault lay with his own feelings. He regretted having come away from Ramakrishna and confessed to his mother his grievous mistake. He appealed to his mother to permit him to go back to Ramakrishna. She allowed him to act according to his inclinations. Vivekanandha realised that man’s wayward thoughts accounted for his doubts and confusion regarding the Divine. The Divine is beyond blemish and deficiencies. Hence God is described as perfect, free from any taint, formless and attribute less.
Divine Discourse 7 Sep 1997
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