India Tribune interviews Swamiji in Chicago
English Translation of above article
India will progress towards a key role position
His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Viswayogi Viswamjee Maharaj has said that in 2017 India will be marching forward to play an important role internationally. Talking to Andhra Bhoomi representative on Sunday Swamiji said that the efforts India is taking to control terrorism and extremism will be supported by the internationally. There is a scope for controlling and reducing terrorism thereby bringing peace to the world. Swamiji has said that USA, China, Britain and other countries are giving much importance to India in all the fields. India that has become self-sufficient in producing food will become even stronger financially and will progress even more in industry, finance, business and trade. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi India is treading the path of progress. Small problems that have arisen due to abolition of big currency notes will soon be resolved and the project undertaken by Sri. Narendra Modi to uproot corruption will be successful. Swamiji has said that all citizens of the country including women are rising above the feelings of caste, creed, language and region and supporting Sri. Narendra Modi. Just as a pregnant woman has undergo much suffering before giving birth to a beautiful baby the problems the country is facing today will be solved soon and India will very quickly tread the path of progress. Swamiji added that under the leadership of Mr. Modi India has a great future. That being so, under the leadership of Sri K. Chandrasekhar Rao Telangana will progress towards a “Golden Telangana” and under the leadership of Sri. Chandra Babu Naidu Andhra Pradesh will progress towards a “Golden Andhra”. Swamiji has indicated that the Nonresident Indians in America and other countries should cooperate for India to move ahead financially, industrially, in business, in education and in medical field. There is a need for everyone to play a role in this path of progress, Swamiji has urged.
Swamiji Conveys His Divine Blessings to all on the ocassion of Vaikunta Ekadashi, January 8th 2017
Swamiji conveys His Divine Blessings to all on the ocassion of Mukkoti Ekadasi.
On the auspicious day of Mukkoti Ekadasi or Vaikuntha Ekadasi all of the Gods(3 crores) unite and bless us. There is a great need today for all of us to unite and pray to the Mukkoti(3crore) Devatas(Gods) and get their blessings to free this world of pollution & terrorism, and to enlighten the human values. If we unite the Lord comes to the earth and blesses us so that this world becomes an abode of peace.
In reality all these Gods reside in our Body, and hence it is very important to keep the body healthy and the mind pure. This is the real meaning of Vaikuntha Ekadasi. Vaikuntha is not anywhere, it is in our heart and the Lord resides in the heart. On this day the ksheerasagara manthana (churning of the ocean) took place and the nectar of immortality (amritha) was distributed to the gods. This divine event is interpreted in the following manner. The ocean of milk is the human heart filled with satvic tendencies (kindness, purity and goodness). However, in all of us there exist both types of inclinations, good (devas) and bad (asuras). Only Sadhana or the churning process will throw out the poison in us and we can procure the sweet nectar, which will liberate us from the cycle of birth and death.
May Lord Dattatreya, who is an embodiment of the 3 crore deities, shower His blessings on everyone.