Thursday 18 September 2014


Swami Sivananda

Just as a carpenter cannot work without the instruments, and the instruments themselves also cannot do any work without the carpenter, so also, Isvara (God) cannot create the world without maya, nor can maya create the world without Isvara. This world is an overflow of the love of God. This is the view of a bhakta (devotee). This world is an overflow of the bliss of Brahman. This is the view of a vedantin or sage. Love and bliss are one. God and Brahman are one. This world is nothing but the expression of God's love for himself. Contd…

You are free only when moving in right directions. Your consciousness should operate properly. Only then does the question of freedom arise.

- Swami Krishnananda

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