To many people around the world Swami Vishwananda is a guiding light at the end of the tunnel of life.

This blog has been created so people can share their wonderful, beautiful and joyful stories they have about Swami Vishwananda. Swami Vishwananda is the embodiment of Bhakti (devotion) and Unconditional Love. He is pure unconditional love and that is his message to everyone. Free of judgment, pride or ego when you are in the presence of Swami Vishwananda you are overwhelmed with a sense of unconditional love.

Please understand this blog is free of any organisations influence and comes directly and only from people who have had and are still having wonderful experiences with Sri Swami Vishwananda. This blog is from the heart of those who write the comments and they do so because the love that they experienced with Swami Vishwananda is bursting to be shared. When you read the comments you will feel that love inside you. That is the blessing of love it can be shared anywhere and anytime.

So why have I started this blog? Please note I am just someone who wanted to share mine and others experiences that we have had with Swami Vishwananda to the world. During the various spiritual gatherings that we facilitate here in South Africa and sometimes in other countries people always want to hear about my experiences with Sri Swami Vishwananda. They sit alert and listen attentively as I tell my stories and experiences that I have been blessed enough to have in my short time of actually knowing Swami Vishwananda. I know there are many more such wonderful experiences out there waiting to be shared so next time someone asks me to share mine I can lead them here and they can read hundreds of such experiences.

The about piece of Swami Vishwananda is just so that you can see where he comes from and other pieces of his Biography. I have had one or two people ask if this is Swami Vishwanada actually writing this and facilitating this blog. The answer is no. I live in South Africa and started this blog for the reasons above so everyone who reads this blog can walk away with a smile and their hearts filled with love.

Let us share our beautiful experiences and encounters with Him on this blog.

The blog is broken down into 3 sections Swami Vishwananda (our wonderful experiences with Swami), Atma Kriya and Darshan (our experiences during Darshan). The initial post is there and you just add a comment so all can see and read. Please note this is a blog based on unconditional love and all comments must be free of judgement, pride and ego.

To read and post a comment on the relevant sections please click on the sections tag or you can scroll down and read the introduction for each post. If you want to comment please click on the orange header of each post so that it will take you to that post. There you will be able to comment at the bottom of the post and read other comments. You can comment without being logged in just choose anonymous as your log in and click post comment.

May the Lord bless you all on you journey of discovering the essence of your heart pure unconditional love.

I ask all of you to share your experiences with Swami Vishwananda no matter how small you may think they are so everyone may feel the love and joy. Also you dont have to write your name after each comment all I ask is that the experience you share comes from the heart with love.

One final note please write your comments in english ;-)

Much love

Dhanam Jay

Sri Swami Vishwananda

Sri Swami Vishwananda - This is the post that lets you share your experiences that you have had with Sri Swami Vishwananda. No matter how small you may think the experience may be write it down for all to share in your joy. Please write your comment with Love so that it comes from the heart.


Anonymous said...

My first encounter with Swami was back in December 2007, I was so excited because I knew I had found what I had been looking for. It all started 6 months earlier though when a conversation I had with one of my friends at the time led me to his centre in South Africa. The centre evidently was just down the road from me and my friend said they did Kriya there. I had been searching for a place to do learn Kriya and was over the moon that I had found a place.

At that time I had no idea who Swami was or that he even existed. I put off going to the Ashram for some time and eventually one day I was sitting on my couch watching a DVD and a voice in my head said go to the Ashram. Being a lazy Friday afternoon I was reluctant as I was lying on the couch basking in the warm sunlight. It was winter so I was really enjoying the sun. However I became tired and when I said ok let me go I suddenly felt energetic. So I sat down again and said cool let me finish my movie. When I sat down guess what I felt tired again. This brought much amusement to me as I got up and sat down repeatedly as an experiment. Anyway moving on I still had no idea who Swami was but I ended up having a wonderful 3 hour conversation about the Gita and eventually putting my name down for the Kriya course that was to be held in November. It was 4 months till the Kriya course and I was excited.

The build up to meeting Swami was actually very funny as I had read when you meet a Master there was certain etiquette that one must observe. Luckily I got a chance to practice this as while coming back to SA from the UK I was standing waiting to be checked in at Virgin at two Swami’s suddenly appeared next to me. At first I was reluctant to chat with them but then I asked them who they were. It turned out that It was Swami Narayanaya and I forget everything I had read about meeting someone like that. Never the less he gave me a blessing let me put it to you like this: trying to make your way through Heathrow security blue starring is one hell of a mission lol.

So moving forward the day of Swami arrival came and I was so excited. Building up to this moment some understandings had come to me. It would be a journey that would fill my heart with love and free me from judgments a journey that I thanked and still thank Swami for taking me on. I remember the joy that my heart first felt when I saw him and I knew I was so lucky that I had found someone that not only could I look up to guide my soul to remember who it was but also a friend that would nurture me to become the unconditional love I knew I was.

I will write more of my experiences with Swami as time goes on but for now I share the above with love.

Hari Om

Anonymous said...

In September 2003, I travelled to Kerala and Cochin in southern India. I went to celebrate a great Mahatma’s fiftieth birthday. During my flight to India, a young man told me about Swami Vishwananda. I listened with interest but was not able to picture him clearly in my mind. Upon my arrival in India, I soon forgot the conversation as I participated in the work and birthday celebrations I had gone to India to experience.
Back home in Germany, four months later in January of 2004, I received an email with photos of the Swami Vishwananda I had heard about on my flight to India. I felt drawn to look at the photos again and again. Then I was offered a private audience with Swami in Switzerland. I was not sure if I wanted to meet him, but the appointment was made on my behalf without my knowledge for April 2004.

I just looked at him, lost in his eyes. There are no words to describe that first meeting with Swamiji. I had only one thought, I must see him again. In his benevolence, God granted me more meetings with Swami in 2004.

Later I went to India again to visit school projects. As I was mopping the floor of my room one evening, I slipped and fell on my left knee and by morning it had swollen to three times its normal size. I went home to Germany and my doctors advised me to have an operation on my knee immediately. But how could I? I had an audience with Swami in Italy. The appointment was very important as Swami had announced that in the future he would only give audiences to people who had not had audiences with him before.
When I arrived in Italy at the place where Swami was giving his audiences, I wanted to bow down to him, but because of my knee condition, I wasn’t able to. He let me know with a reassuring gesture that we would not even mention my knee injury. He said, “Otherwise, do you have a question?” In a flash the thought raced through my head, He knows everything!

We’d travelled to every Darshan in Germany and Holland between October and December in 2004. Having extended several invitations to Swami to visit, he came to our home that December.

After picking up Swami and one of his disciples from the airport, we arrived home and had tea in our living room. Swamiji was silent, as were we. Along one wall there’s a long shelf on which books stand two rows deep in several sections. Breaking the silence Swamiji told his disciple to remove the first book from the left in the lowest section and take out the book that stood behind it. This he said was the most read book in the house.
The disciple placed the worn and well-thumbed book on the table in front of him as he’d asked her to do. As he leafed through, one could see how in some passages certain sentences had been marked in different colours. Without looking up, he repeated, still leafing through the book, “This is the most read book in the house.” Then he looked directly at me. This was my book of books, no one but I could know how often I’d read it over the last fifteen years. The book was Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. In eternal gratitude, I bow before Swamiji Vishwananda.

Anonymous said...

Wrapping me in Divine Love

In 2005, I went to Steffenshof, Germany, Swami’s main ashram, for his twenty-seventh birthday celebrations on June 13. It was a wonderful time and I was very sad when the time came to leave. I went into the temple and sat in front of Mahavatar Babaji’s statue to pray. I asked Babaji to always surround me with his Divine Love.

Later, I went outside and saw Swamiji standing with several people near the pond. As I stood watching Swami in conversation, he suddenly looked over at me and waved his hand in a gesture for me to come join him. Swami was wearing an orange shawl and he unwrapped part of it and placed it around me. I understood immediately. He answered my prayer by placing part of the shawl he was wearing around me, and thereby symbolically wrapping me in his Divine Love. Swami often says, “Follow your heart and listen to what it is saying; you will only hear when you are silent”. As I stood beside Swamiji, wrapped in part of his shawl and his love, I listened to my heart.

Swami is everything; he is what you want him to be. He knows what everyone needs and he gives that, while loving everyone unconditionally.

Anonymous said...

Daily life teachings
The first time Swamiji placed his hand on my heart was right after I received his darshan. He beckoned me to come closer and whispered my guru mantra into my ear. It was in that moment, when I received my guru mantra, that all doubt dissolved about him being my guru. Afterwards, I cried like a child, unashamed, for nearly an hour. I had known Swamiji for quite some time now, and this was not the last time I cried in his presence. Actually, just hearing his voice, or a mere thought of him, will arouse a momentary glimpse of his grace and unconditional love. This often moves me to tears.
Not long afterwards, my family and I went to Flüeli, Switzerland to attend a yajna that Swamiji was doing. After the ritual, I was blessed with the opportunity to talk to Swami and he said to me, “I would like you, with your family, to live with me in the new ashram.” My wife and I were elated, we could hardly believe it! As soon as we could, we packed our belongings and moved to Steffenshof.
We made it in time for the first construction to start. Swamiji started it by using a maul to brake through the first wall. He was a good role model for all of us, which I found inspiring. The next few weeks were a blur. We worked all day long, while Swami, at times, cooked for us. I’m sure his cooking was the only reason we had enough energy to work so hard! He also would occasionally pass around prasad to the seva people. At night we would play Monopoly, watch spiritual movies, learn new prayers, sit in the big living room and sing, dance, laugh and have a good time, or simply be in silence. Every day was different and very intense. But no matter what we did, everyone had a great time.
Swami has never asked me about my past, but he has often given me a hint of his omnipresence and omniscience. Once, Swami, a few devotees, and I went to an old church. While Swami was talking to another person, I urgently had to relieve myself. Swami turned towards me and said, “The toilet is over there, Winfried.” Winfried was my name before brahmachari initiation. I said, “Thank you,” and walked towards the direction Swamiji had pointed to. I was astonished that Swamiji knew about my urge, and that he also knew exactly where the toilets were.

I have also noticed that at times Swami will answer someone’s question before they have even finished asking it. A fellow monk once told me that as soon as a question is arising in our heart, Swami can feel it in his.
Swami also knows all of our strengths and weaknesses. On one occasion when I wanted to visit my parents in Bavaria, I asked Swami for some advice on what I could say to them. He said, “Tell them that you love them”. I knew on one hand that it would be very important to tell them I love them, but on the other that it would not be easy. I then realised that I had never shared my feelings with them.

Swami’s sole purpose is to teach us, not only during satsang, but also during our daily lives. Swami will never miss an opportunity to teach us about ourselves. He often lets us know, patiently and in many different ways, that God is within us. Swami says that God is pure love, light, and peace. And since we are made in the image of God, we also are pure love, light, and bliss.
God is not far away in heaven, but He is within everyone of us, and all around us. How often, during our daily lives, we forget this simple fact, that God and guru are omnipresent. But how nice it is to remember that God and guru’s grace is always with us. I know that through Swamiji’s blessing I’m moving faster to my ultimate goal of self-realisation.
S. – Germany

Anonymous said...

On a sunny day I take a walk through the pedestrian precinct of Limburg. Suddenly, I look at a beggar-woman, who squats on the stony ground. She moves towards me, a small bowl in her hands and looking at me with her dark eyes urgent, with a face full of pain. “These eyes, I know these eyes,” is what I am thinking. They touch me so deeply, that a shudder rans down my spine. For a moment, I see Swami Vishwananda. I stop to take some money out of my portemonnaie. As I again raise my head, to my astonishement I look into a divine-like countenance with bright eyes in a shining face. I put my small offering into the bowl and receive a very loving, kind smile with the words: “Thank you very much.”
Touched to tears inside my heart, I walk further, thinking: “ It was God Himself who asked me to give him back something from what actually belongs to him and with which he always supplies my needs. It was God Himself, who wanted to show me something: Look, I am inside of everyone, also inside of the poorest beggar.
What I gave was little, just a bit attention; but the love I received in return, is worth more than all riches of the world.

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine was very ill and was scheduled to have an operation within two days. Even though we had often spoken about Swami, she had never met him. We decided to drive to the Steffenshof ashram to meet Swamiji there. Although it was not an official interview day, we were both allowed to see him. Swami received us affectionately and took my friend’s face into both of his hands, comforting her. They conversed for some time in the interview room while I waited in the temple. On our way back, I felt that my friend was not the same as before. Calm and cheerful, she was in a state of peace and awe after her meeting with Swami. She had experienced his affectionate interest, his enormous energy and his blessing. The next day, she went to the hospital without fear, filled instead with peace and confidence.

Anonymous said...

One day, before entering a bookshop I prayed: "Dear divine father, please give me the right book, the one which will help me in my life, and help me to find my way.”
I then went inside. After searching the entire bookstore, I was standing before the last bookshelf with little hope of finding anything. I was just about to leave, when I saw the title of the book: 'The Eternal Search of Humans'.
When I took the book from the shelf, I saw a beautiful, trusting face of a Yogi on the cover, Paramahansa Yogananda. I opened it and read only two sentences, and knew that this was the book that God wanted me to read. There was so much love, God consciousness, and compassion in it that my heart opened immediately. I finally understood what my internal longing was. It was a longing for God. I felt a pure, divine love for Paramahansa Yogananda. He represented a divine soul companion, an invisible friend, who I trusted from that time on. My internal relationship with God and Jesus became more intense and direct.
The dream
Two years later, I found myself struggling with depression and disease. I gradually broke off contact with friends and family, and withdrew completely from my social life. Life had become intolerable for me. But my confidence in the guidance of God and masters grew. I prayed that Kriya Babaji would hear me calling.
At that time, Paramahansa Yogananda appeared to me in a dream. He offered his hand to me and said: “Give me your hand, I will lead you to God.”
In 2002, my partner Stefan received a call from an old friend. He told us of a holy one in Germany whose name was Swami Vishwananda. He said there was a possibility that we could meet him privately for a few minutes.
Stefan and I drove to Idstein. When we arrived at the house, a pleasant-looking woman opened the door. The entrance of the house appeared to be a holy place. There was a statue of Mary, pictures of Yogis that I knew, and portraits from other religions. It made me happy to see that people of all religions were welcome here. The woman sent us into the living room. I was filled with tension: “Does he see immediately, who one is? What could I tell him?”
We heard a door open. We ascended the stairs and I saw him. I was overwhelmed. I finally faced a divine human. I had waited so long.
Swami Vishwananda radiated a celestial beauty, gentleness, and love. I fought tears and no words came.
Swami Vishwananda spoke quietly, with a gentle voice. Suddenly, he rested his eyes on me and suggested that I speak. I felt out of space and time, and in that instant knew he would impact my whole life. It was as if he could look into my past and future at the same time. I could not speak. Stefan took over the conversation and told him that we were both connected to Yogananda, and had heard that he had a connection with him also. Stefan told him that I had a deep relationship with Yogananda. Swami replied simply, but with love: “Be happy.” I began to cry.
When we said good-bye, he embraced us gently. My heart wanted to remain with him. I was very sad that our meeting took only a few minutes and that I was not able to reveal all of my longing and thoughts to him. At the same time, I was happy and grateful to have met him. My heart knew that between us pure divine love existed.
Stefan and I left the house. We were aware that it was grace to have met such a great soul. I did not know whether I would see him again, but I had the internal certainty that he knew my soul. I knew that I could connect internally with him at any time, and would receive his divine guidance. God had met my ardent desire and had sent the one which would lead me to Him.
G - Germany

Anonymous said...

Since i met Swamiji there came love ang God back into my live.
I was lost in drugs, every weekend on partys...hehe....than my mother was telling me about Swami Vishwananda and i got curious about i made a Atma Krya course, Swamiji was also there..and i knew that something has to change in my live...i quit uesing drugs, once because i had and have faith in Him and in God...he opened my haert....Swamiji is the best that ever happened in my live :) just love love love Hari Bol ..sorry for my weard english :D

Anonymous said...

I once travelled home with some friends after seeing Swami and during the car journey we were all sharing experiences. One of my friends mentioned that Swami had healed her back in a dream. I thought nothing of it until the next day. We had got home in the early hours of the morning and I went straight to bed. I remember Swami being in my dream. It started off very abstract, Swami talking about different people and subjects. He then put his thumb on my third eye and pressed really hard and used the back of his hand to press the right side of my nose. Next he covered the other side of my nose and I remember saying ‘I can’t breathe’ then waking up as if gasping for breath but actually I was inhaling very deeply. I used to have difficulty with my breathing until that day. Swami had done the same for me as He had done for my friend, and healed my breathing problems through a dream.

Anonymous said...


Where do I start when it comes to talking about my experiences with Swami Vishwananda? I could start from the moment of when I first met Him and everything that has happened in my life so far up until now. I could talk about interviews, darshans, ‘miracles’ (if that’s what you want to call them) but what it really comes down to is one thing. The one thing that everyone is looking for, Love.

Everyone has an idea of what love ‘should’ be like. How it ‘should’ feel, how it ‘should’ come to them or who it ‘should’ come from but over time I have come to realise how false these ideas are. I myself had an ‘idea’ of what I thought love ‘should’ be but being with Swami made me realise how wrong I was. He showed me what real love is and continues to do so. Having been with Him for over 7 years I am still learning, experiencing and growing in this love. All purely through His grace, not mine His. It is because of Him that I am the person that I am today and the person that I strive to be, a reflection of Him, an embodiment of love.

Love does not come without its fair share of trials and tribulations. Those on the path know of the constant testing a Master can put a disciple through and as hard as they can be they are all with reason. It is only when we get caught up in our own pride and ego that things go wrong. It is through God’s grace and the grace of my Master, Swami Vishwananda that I have not fallen from this path and am where my heart and soul yearns to be.

I do not know anyone other than Him who constantly gives as much as He does without wanting anything in return. I look at myself and think ‘what have I done to deserve this?’ to deserve so much of His grace, me, a ‘nobody’, yet even with those thoughts He continues to give. I can only assume that through this one becomes humble and opens the heart more to give out what has been given. To learn by example as we begin to question the self on this path of knowing the self.

Paari said...


I had a wonderful experience 2 weeks ago. My mum became sick with acute appendicitis. She was in the hospital because the pain was so intense and the doctor said it would be a good idea to operate. They checked her and decided that she could go back home and come back if the pain got worse. She stayed with pain in her bed for a few days. I told Swamiji what happened and that she will need an operation. He told me not to worry and that everything will be fine. We had Darshan one evening and my mum was also there. Swamiji said to my mum that he will pray for her and she shouldn’t be afraid of the situation. He told her also that she should go to the hospital the next day and it seems that they will operate on her, but again he said with his radiant smile, he will pray for her. The next day, when she went to the hospital they checked her and were shocked. The acute appendicitis disappeared! We are both more than grateful for this big blessing and healing!!!

Paari said...

A small miracle

Once I was together with my mum and my dog in the car on the way back home. We had a long day and we just had the wish to reach back home as soon as possible. We drove a little bit too fast and didn’t recognize that a police car was just behind our car. The traffic light was nearly red but we couldn’t stop because we had too much speed. The police saw it and decided to follow us. We had no idea what to tell them and we knew that we had done wrong. We prayed to Swamiji, that he would help us to handle the situation. At this moment we could feel his energy very strong and we calmed down. We drove into a side road to see if they were still following us and they were. We tried to find some words to tell the police and stopped our car. The police car came closer; they looked in our car with a strange mien and turned around!

Paari said...

The lost organizer

I lost my personal organizer which is very important to me because I have all numbers and all my appointments in it. I searched everywhere for it. In the car, flat, on the street but there was nothing. I couldn’t believe it and I was looking in the same places over and over again. After 2 days I became desperate and started to pray to Swamiji to show me where my organizer was. Suddenly I had the feeling that it was in my car and that I should go there to have a look. I said to myself, I won’t go to the car. I was there already 5 times, but the feeling was so strong and so I looked again and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The organizer was there! Under the car seat but not hidden. It was clearly visible. It’s no question for me that Swamiji materialized the organizer. Thank you Guruji!

Paari said...

A big lesson

I went to see Swamiji in Switzerland a few years ago. I wanted to do the whole tour and I drove from one end to the other. There was a Satsang on one evening and I wanted to give him a nice postcard. I’m always very excited when I have the chance to talk to him. A lot of people formed a queue after the Satsang and one by one had a talk with him. I waited till the end of the line and went to him with a red face which was a result of my excitement. I wanted to give him the card but the only thing he said was: “The German people can come in Germany to me”. I was shocked and deeply hurt. A normal human reaction would be to get angry. I was not angry at all. I was only sad and had tears in my eyes. I had the feeling that my heart was going to die. I started to meditate and try to understand why he treated me like this. I calmed down and slowly opened my eyes to see what he was doing.
I received the next shock. A man from Germany was talking to him and they had a lot of fun. That was too much for me. I closed my eyes again to meditate. It is impossible to describe how many emotions came up but still I felt a lot of love for Swamiji and the only wish I had was to understand what he wants to show me with this game. At the point of deep meditation and self analyzing I’ve heard Swamiji laughing very loud. I looked at him and saw him with his outstretched arm towards me. He gave me a sign to come and asked me what I have in my hand. I gave him the card and he smiled at me with a smile which I will never forget. At this moment I realized that this was a big test for me.

Paari said...

Help in daily situations

Very often when I start my laptop it doesn’t want to work and I have to start it again and again without a positive effect. Till the point, when I ask Swamiji for help. Maybe it seems funny, but I just ask him once for help and the laptop works. The same when I drive to the city and need a parking space. (I have to note that I live in a big city and it’s very difficult to find a parking space.) Before I arrive there I ask him to organize one for me and it works perfect!

Paari said...

Who is Swami Vishwananda?

Many friends ask me this question. Actually this is a very difficult question and is nearly impossible to find an answer. If you look at his life, his teachings and how he behaves with people whom are around, you can see only pure love and light. It doesn’t matter, what he is doing, he does everything with much love and patience. He has patience with everyone and loves everyone in the same way. He would never judge or talk bad behind your back. Some people judge him because they don’t understand who he really is. They have an image about a Guru in their mind and think he has to be like they want him to be.
He loves to laugh and to be together with people and act like everyone else but he is always aware of his mission. He is doing the prayers and pujas with so much love that you feel Gods presence in you and all around you. If you look at him with physical eyes you see him as a “normal” human being, but he is not human at all. He is a direct incarnation of God in a human body. He is here to uplift and to help us find the way back home to God. I’m eternally grateful to have Swamiji in my life. I love him with all my heart and all my soul.

Anonymous said...

Part 2

There have been countless moments where I have been by myself, in my room, on the train, at work, and have been able to feel His presence truly with me. As if He is confirming those words He often says ‘I am always with you’. How can anyone ask for anything more than this? That knowing that, yes, He is always there, more so than any other living being on the planet. To know that in each and every second and in every breath He is there. There is nothing sweeter than to be walking along the road, or perhaps going somewhere you don’t want to go or be doing something you don’t want to be doing and to suddenly hear Him call your name. To talk to you wherever you may be, reminding you that His love is always with you, even when you may not ‘feel’ it. Just to reassure you that everything is ok.
Sometimes I come home from work and walk into my room and it’s as if He is there. He emanates this smell that cannot be described in words and I walk in and smell this and it brings so much comfort. On days when I am not in His physical presence yet feel like I really need Him because I am feeling low, I feel that He really comes to me and is not only standing by my side but that He is actually a part of me, guiding me, protecting me and carrying me through until I feel better, ready to be ‘myself’ again. With this, I truly have no need for anything else in the world. Of course we all have desires, but what are the true desires of the heart? Material things? Or really wanting to know and become one with God? If we really go deep within, into the heart, where peace and silence lies, there you find the answers. For me, not only answers, but Him. I see Him, I feel Him and I know that all I want is Him. Him of course being the representation of God as I know Him now on this earth, as my Guru, Swami Vishwananda, until I am ready to finally be one with the Ultimate.

It is said that the relationship between a guru and disciple is even closer than that of a mother and child. If people really, really understood this and experienced this then only then would they know how beautiful, touching, and true this is. At first I was afraid of this. It was purely my own ego that wanted to keep part of ‘me’ to ‘myself’. Though through time I realised how much beauty lies in it. That there is no need to hide, for He knows everything so then what is there to be afraid of? Surely it can only be liberating? He only has to look in your eyes and it is all there, with no need for a single word.

No matter how much I write, it will never be enough to capture what my beloved Guru has done for me and continues to do. It is only through His grace that things are possible. Only by His grace that I can write this and grow on this path, and although these words will never be enough I can only say Thank You Swami, Thank You for everything.

Anonymous said...


Since I started on the spiritual path I was always keen on wanting to know how to meditate. In my early twenty’s a friend of mine told me about a meditation group she was with and asked me if I wanted to go for an introductory talk with her teacher. I agreed and we set up the first meeting.
On arriving at the teachers house my mind was going crazy thinking about what was going to happen, what she would be like and so on. I rang the bell and a very sweet mature lady answered it. I was taken aback by the amount of light that was in her eyes. For me it was a sign of someone with so much depth, a really soulful being. She welcomed me in, gave me a hug and at the same time placed her hand on my heart. I got a strange feeling, almost as if she had taken a ‘reading’ of me.
We sat in her living room and had an informal discussion about ourselves and what she does as a teacher. I remember that while she was talking all I could see was a gold light surrounding her and the room and I felt that I have really met someone sincere. After our talk she asked me what my thoughts were and if I wanted to go ahead with the course. Without even hesitating I agreed and we arranged a date for the next session.
She taught what she had to teach me in about six sessions but was always available whenever I needed her.
Just after I had finished the course Swami came to London and I was fortunate to have a private interview with Him. I asked Him for help regarding a certain situation and instead of saying ‘pray’ as I thought He would, He said the words ‘ask in your meditation’. I was surprised and then realised it was just a reminder for me that He really does know everything for I hadn’t mentioned anything about my meditations to Him and neither had I planned to.
I went home that night and did as He said. To my amazement the answer that I had been looking for came so easily to me in my meditation. Tears came to my eyes as I felt so much gratitude. From that day I felt Him with me every time I sat to meditate.
It wasn’t long after that my ‘experiences’ got deeper. I was able to sit down in the silence and commune with Him. If I had a question all I had to do was ask and He would answer immediately. Sometimes we would just talk about things that went on in the day or what was on my mind. We would even laugh and joke as I felt my connection with Him on the non physical level strengthen. It was such a blessing to experience this type of relationship. He was my friend and also my teacher. On days when my thoughts were many during meditation He would just whisper ‘focus on your breathing’ and immediately the mind would be calm again. On days when I didn’t want to sit long for meditation because I wanted to do other things be it, go out or watch something on TV, He would say ‘is that it?’ and either I would be a good student and sit for longer or I would give in to temptation and behave as a child, pleading ‘oh next time I will’ or ‘tomorrow’, though never sticking to my words! He always let me have my way though I knew that He only wanted to please me and that really He only wanted what was best for me therefore on the days that I hadn’t ‘listened’ I would be the one losing out.

Anonymous said...

Since I met Swamiji, my whole life changed completely. I feel his love and guidance all the time in any situation in my life. He is an embodiment of love! ALL GLORIES TO MY BELOVED GURUDEVA!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog Dhanam Jay. It’s so nice to read about the experiences from other devotees.

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Anonymous said...

I was very sick for a few years. I went to see different doctors, but no one could help me. I was desperate and didn’t know how to go on. I prayed to God for Guidance and short after that I met my dear Guru. I can talk with him about everything. It doesn’t matter, what it is. He is there for me and also for everyone else all the time. THANK YOU MY LORD! Natalie /Germany

Anonymous said...

Jai Gurudev Natalie,

Thank you for this post. It’s interesting to see, that also other people made the same experiences with Swami. I was also sick for a long time and I met him and everything changed. I don’t want to say which illness I had but it disappeared after my first meeting with him.

Martin /Germany

Anonymous said...

Jay Gurudeva, we love you...

Anonymous said...

my sweet Lord
oh my sweet Lord....

Anonymous said...

If you have not expierenced or been in enlightenment (no suffering)the way to inner peace is find this energy within. Or find someone in this bliss (premananda).Master Vishwananda is this and more. If you were blessed to have been in master Yoganandas energy, he also gave this blessing to all that asked Source for healing, for spiritual bliss! We have in the flesh A representative of master Babaji's lineage, his love his joy...Unconditional love must be expierenced to know what it feels like... what it looks like. Here on planet Earth july 2009 we have this available too us!!! For those seeking a teacher HERE HE IS...