Hari OM! Namaste!
OM Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
“O Shiva! You are my Self. My mind is Parvati. My Pranas are your
servants. My body is your house. My actions in this world are your
worship. My sleep is Samadhi. My walk is circumambulation of you.
My speech is your prayer. Thus do I offer all that I am to you” –
Let us offer the supreme worship to the Lord with true
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Q & A on Spiritual Life & Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by
Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
Why should we believe in God ?
Belief in God is an indispensable requisite for every human being.
It is a sine qua non. Owing to the force of Avidya or ignorance,
pain appears as pleasure. The world is full of miseries, troubles,
difficulties and tribulations. The world is a ball of fire. The
Antahkarana (mind, intellect, ego and the subconscious mind)
charged with Raga (attachment), Dvesha (hatred), anger and
jealousy is a blazing furnace. We have to free ourselves from
birth, death, old age, disease and grief. This can be done only by
faith in God. There is no other way. Money and power cannot give
us real happiness. Even if we exercise suzerainty over the whole
world, we cannot be free from care, worry, anxiety, fear,
disappointment, etc. It is only faith in God and the consequent
God-realization through meditation that can give us real, eternal
happiness and free us from all kinds of fear and worries which
torment us at every moment. Faith in God will force us to think of
Him constantly and to meditate on Him and will eventually lead us
on to God-realization.
An Incidence From H. H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj's Life
In course of his global tour once when he was at Amsterdam one
afternoon he asked his companions to leave him alone and quietly
went to a club which he had been told was the worst den of drug
addicts in the city. He slipped in and had a look at all of them.
Full of pity and compassion for them immediately he began praying
aloud and begged them with folded hands to give up their bad ways.
Some of them went near him and jeered at him. They spoke to him
harshly, using very vulgar expressions. One of them took off his
own headgear and put it on Swamiji's head. Serene and undaunted,
Swamiji continued to pray for them and went on appealing to them
to give up the drugs. After the first few moments, after the rough
ones had already played some nasty pranks, the sincerity and deep
love exuded by Swamiji had the desired effect and they remained
uncomfortably quiet. Swamiji told them a few words, prayed for
them again, wished them well and left the place. The very next day
one of the addicts came to him in a most repentant and chastened
mood and attended Swamiji's Satsang. He was so moved by Swamiji
that he gave up all intoxicants from that day. He narrated to
others how roughly they had treated Swamiji and how had lovingly
and patiently Swamiji bore it all, and Christ-like, continued to
pray for their welfare.
Swamiji says that for men of base desires Moksha is a distant
dream. The more immediate liberation to be sought for them is to
keep them away from stealing, drinking, hypocrisy and falsehood.
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