Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 13.4.


Chapter 13 : Lord Skanda – The Concentrated Divine Energy -4.

Skanda-Shashthi message given on the 9th of November, 1980.

No one can do two contrary things at the same time, and one cannot have a conflicting desire operating at the same time in one's own mind. But this is what is happening. If this did not happen, we would not have been what we are today.

Man exists because of the existence of this conflict in his own mind pulling him in two different ways – one urge moving in one direction and another in another direction. So man is divine and also un-divine at the same time.

We have a divine aspiration beckoning us towards the Centre, though it is invisible to our eyes.

There is also in us an equally powerful urge, perhaps, which drives us outward towards the objects of senses, in the direction of the activities of life, forcing us to entangle ourselves in the social norms and the calls of life.

Which is unimportant – the calls of life, or the aspirations which we regard as religious and uplifting? Actually, it is the expression of a single impulse in two different directions. This is a cosmical impulse and also a psychological one.

The whole of Nature feels this impulse, the whole universe is filled with it and each one of us is also full with it.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued ...

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