‘Swami Vishnudevananda was known as the “flying swami,” not only because he was a peace missionary famous for his peace flights over borders and zones of conflict, but also because he flew to great heights in consciousness and delivered sublime teachings.
Swamiji’s teachings are alive and imprinted deeply in the consciousness of millions. May his blessings always be upon us and that peace be unto the hearts of all.’ True World Order.
Swami Vishnudevananda was a very joyful being; he had conquered the afflictions of the mind, the things that bother us. These being the fear of being unhappy, the fear of ignorance, the fear of death and our likes and dislikes. Here are some of his teachings concerning life after life, to help us gain knowledge and understand concepts about loosing our body!
“This is the mistake we make in the West. You think you are the body. If that is so, what happens after death? You’re buried. I eat tomatoes. What becomes of the tomatoes? They change into my body. And when I die you bury me and the tomato plant grows over me. The tomato plant says, ‘You ate me once upon a time, so now I’m going to eat you,’ and you get a good tomato sauce from Swami Vishnu!
Now the next point is that we all worry about living. But is there any life after death? How do you know? You haven’t been dead yet (chuckles). But our life exists. Now, would you like to die? No. Eventually. But most people who died and were brought back, what did they say? They’re happy to come back? No. A man who was struck by a lightning bolt had a good time on the other side, and was very angry when they brought him back. He had a nice time. He didn’t have to pay taxes; he didn’t have to worry about anything. Now that they have brought him back he has to worry about the doctor’s medical bills. Well, I almost died in Marbella in an accident. I also didn’t want them to bring me back.
The yogi masters thousands of years ago realized that there is no such thing as death. It is only a change of environment and consciousness. Just like going from the waking state suddenly to dream state. What did you change in the dream? Just the experience of the body. It’s not the physical body. You can see, you can hear, you can taste, you can smell, you can eat, you can relax. You have all the experiences, is it not so? So after death also the environment is very similar. For the house you want, naturally you don’t have to find the money for the mortgage. You just concentrate on the things you want and then the building comes.” Swami Vishnudevananda.
A bit like one day you may sit in one car and then the next day you may sit in another.
Have beautiful days everyone,
Om Lokha Somastha Sukhino Bavantu
May all beings find balance, harmony and peace.
Mangala / Nicky