Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 13.2.


Chapter 13 : Lord Skanda – The Concentrated Divine Energy -2.

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

When a careful attention is paid to the processes of nature and the history of human life, one observes that nature outwardly and man inwardly have to confront situations which can be best described as a series of conflicts.

Every day is a conflict before us, an opposition, a confrontation and a question which demands an answer.

Our struggles throughout the days and the nights of our life are our attempts to answer the question of life which is the great enigma or mystery.

Life poses a problem which man has not succeeded in solving with all his intellectual endowments.

The deeper vision of life, which one may call philosophical or mystical, spiritual or religious, has revealed the basic or the foundation features of creation as a movement towards and a movement away from a Centre.

This seems to be the secret behind and an answer to all the questions of life.

There is a Centre somewhere towards which everything seems to be gravitating and which at the same time seems to be repelling everything.

This simultaneous feeling of the pull and the repulsion is the conflict.

This is at the basis of all problems.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued ...

Young Swamiji in 1950s
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