The Path of devotion followed by Swami Vishwananda has his roots as well in Christianity as in Hinduism. The three qualities of the Path of devotion: Love, Patience and Unity were taught and developed first by Christ and later by Saint Francis of Assisi. Love: Christ said in the Bible: “Love your neighbours as yourself” and “Love your enemy”. The love of Christ for humanity was unconditional; it was so big that he gave his life on the cross for us. He showed us the good example. Saint Francis loved and served every one: sick people, lepers, enemies, richs and poors. He loved all the creatures, seeing Christ in every one.
Patience: Christ had the patience to endure all the sufferings, to teach his disciple and people. Patience is synonym of peaceful, so was Christ. The one who can wait is humble, he knows himself and has no need to put himself before others. He lives with simplicity, Christ said: “ Give away all your wealth and follow me”. And “The birds don’t work and God feeds them. How much God will take care of all your need.” To live in poverty was the main rule of Saint Francis. He endured every thing taking whatever was coming every day as coming from God. He talked from his body as “the donkey” and said one day to brother Leon: “Do you know what is the greatest joy on earth? When we look for a roof at night, to be rejected and slapped in all places and after all to sing the glory of God.” St Francis gave up everything and surrendered totally to the divine providence.
Unity: Christ was fully realised, he said: “Me and the Father are one”. As a God incarnation he was 100% divine and 100% human, he said: “Who have seen me has seen the father”. Like in the Hinduism the Guru is fully immersed in God and the disciple makes no difference between God (the divine formless) and the Sadguru ( the divine with a form). Saint Thomas said to Jesus after the resurrection: “ My Lord and my God”. He was the first of the disciple to declare the unity between god formless and God with a form. Saint Francis saw the divine in the all nature and living beings, birds and wolves, fishes and plants. He talked from brother sun and sister moon, from brother fire and sister water. The unity of the divine nature was always present in his mind. He was one with the elements of the creation. There was no duality.
CD: Gayatri Mantra
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