Brahman (God) as explained by Swami Sivananda
- 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
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.
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