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Brahman (God) as explained by Swami Sivananda

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    One of the greatest masters of meditation was Swami Sivananda. He wrote more than 350 books, and everything in them is aimed at helping those who are reading
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2006
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      One of the greatest masters of meditation
      was Swami Sivananda. He wrote more
      than 350 books, and everything in them is
      aimed at helping those who are reading to
      evolve in consciousness and awaken to their
      true state of Enlightenment. The contents
      of his words are well worth meditating on.
      Here is a sample. Enjoy!

      SIVANANDA DAILY READING FOR 3 NOVEMBER
      TIME IS A TRICK

      Time is the mode of the mind. It is a mental
      creation. Time is a trick of the mind. It is
      an illusion. Brahman is beyond time. It is
      eternity. Go beyond time and rest in the
      timeless, eternal, imperishable Brahman.

      'Up and down', 'within and without', 'high and
      low', 'big and small', 'thin and stout', 'virtue
      and vice', 'good and bad', 'pleasure and pain',
      'here and there', are all relative terms.
      They are mental creations only. Up will become
      down and down will become up. This stick is small
      when compared to that big stick, but
      that big stick will become small when compared
      with an even bigger stick! Within will become
      without and without will become within.

      What is good at one time is bad at another time.
      What is good for one man is bad for another man.
      What is dharma for one is adharma for
      another and, what is dharma at one time is not
      dharma at another
      time.

      Brahman is neither thin nor stout, neither
      big nor small. In Brahman there is neither
      within nor without, neither virtue nor vice, neither
      pleasure nor pain, good nor bad. It is a
      homogeneous essence of bliss and knowledge
      where there is no play of the mind, neither
      time nor space, east nor west, past nor future,
      Thursday nor Friday.

      Tomorrow becomes today and today becomes
      yesterday. Future becomes present and present
      becomes the past. What is all this? This is a
      creation or trick of the mind only. In God,
      everything is in the present only; it is here only.

      There is neither night nor day, yesterday
      nor tomorrow in the sun. It is the mind that
      has created time and space. When you are happy time
      passes quickly. When you are unhappy time
      hangs heavily. All this is only a relative world.

      Life is not a question of creeds but of deeds
      well done. No life is free from difficulties ­
      it is a series of conflicts. Face them boldly
      through the grace of the Lord and the power of
      his name. Change is the law of life. Truth is
      the law of life. Love is the
      fulfilling of the law of life. Death is the
      gate to another life. Life is endless.

      To receive daily articles by Swami Sivananda:
      sivanandadaily@yahoogroups.com
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