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 ;-)
Hiranyagharba Lingam (Golden Lingam)
If you would like to see pictures of it follow the link below:
So what is the Hiranyagharba Lingam:
Well, according to the Vedas the Hiranyagharba is the primordial being, the primeval seed from which Brahma was born. According to Manu, Hiranyagharba was Brahma, the first male, formed by the indiscernible First Cause in a golden egg resplendent as the sun. Having continued one year in the egg, Brahma then divided it into two parts by his mere thought and with these two shells he formed the heavens and the earth and in the middle he placed the sky, the eight regions and the eternal abode of the waters."
"Brahma is depicted as growing out of the navel lotus of Narayana and is a metaphor for all of creation. Brahma is a name for the principle which creates all of the manifest realms. In the Vedas the term "Brahma" does not appear. It is a word that stems from the Sanskrit word "Brih" which means "to grow" or "to expand." In this way Brahma has become synonymous with Hiranyagharba, "The golden egg of creation."
Some of the things that Vishwananda shared with usregarding the lingam go beyond human understanding. The golden egg of creation simply cannot be completely understood. But Swamiji did remark that "the lingam does not appear just like that without any purpose. Its presence gives the world a greater balance. Seen from God's perspective, this 'interference' is only minimal (God doesn't greatly interfere with his own creation), but for the world it does matter."
The golden lingam is said to have great healing powers. Even just a picture of the golden lingam can bring about a transformation within. But for the most part, the Hiranyagharba lingam goes beyond explanation and understanding.