What Distracts You From Bliss
cannot be understood. It is extremely difficult to get into bliss. After many lifetimes you get into bliss. It is even more
difficult to get out of bliss. All that you seek in your life is bliss, that divine union with your source, and everything
else in the world distracts you from that goal. There are a zillion things to distract you from that goal in so many ways.
So many unexplainable, incomprehensible ways of not coming home.
The mind is kept alive by cravings and aversions - shoulds
or should nots and wants. Only when the mind dies does the bliss dawn. Bliss is the abode of all divinity, all devas. It is
possible only in this human body to comprehend, to uphold, and having had a human life and having known this path, if you
still do not realize this - you are at the greatest loss. The cravings and aversions make your heart hard. There is no use
in being polite in your behavior. You can be rude in your behavior but you cannot be rough in your heart. If you are rude
in your behavior, it is acceptable, but not if you are rough in your heart. The world does not care how you are inside. It
only looks to your behavior. The Divine does not care how you are outside – It only looks to your inside. Never let
any tiny bit of dislike or craving house in your heart. Let it be fresh, soft and fragrant like a rose.
- Sri Sri
Your questions.. Sri Sri answers..
Why are there so many different philosophies?
Sri Ravi Shankar: Why not? God loves diversity. What if there
okra to eat? But you have potatoes, tomatoes, beans, all kinds of
fruits, vegetables and flowers. God seems
to love diversity. He has
created so many of us in different shapes, features and colors. He is
definitely not a military
person, an army general. A spirit that loves
diversity must be diverse in itself too. That is what the rishis
saints) found in meditation. There is only one Ganesh and one
Vishnu, but in so many different forms. See unity in diversity
celebrate diversity. Our rishis in the past had spoken of tolerance,
acceptance, diversity and equal opportunity.
difference? Find the common thread in different religions. According to
different places, there are different customs.
Time has created
differences. There was one Buddha, now we have thirty-two forms of
Buddhism, one Jesus Christ and now
seventy-two sects of Christianity,
and one Prophet Mohamed and now five different sects of Islam. In
Hinduism, the variations
cannot even be counted! But everyone believes
in the Vedas, the Upanishads. How many different sects? Why should they
be there? Let it be there. See unity in diversity.