Every year, special
training shibirs are held for the dedicated senior men and
women volunteers of BAPS. This time, 8278 volunteers representing
163 regions participated in a total of 14 shibirs conducted
at various BAPS mandirs between 11-12-2003 and 11-1-2004.
This year, the shibir’s them was ‘Jivnu Jivan’.
In his talks, Gunatitanand Swami reveals Maharaj’s four
principles which form the ‘life of the soul’ –
agna, upasana, affection for the Ekantik Sadhu and friendship
with the devotees of God.
Through speeches by senior sadhus, discussions, question-answer
sessions, audio-visual presentations, and practical sessions
these four aspects were described and their relevance and
practice in daily life was explained.
In addition to this inspiring spiritual guidance, the volunteers
received training to improve efficiency and quality in the
execution of their volunteer duties.
These shibirs were immensely successful in motivating the
volunteers both to progress spiritually on a personal level
and serve the society through their volunteer work. .