person struggles through
life. For some the trials are
overpowering, for others a bored
status quo prevails,and
for a minority mountains are
pounded to dust in
the search for meaning and joy.
Within the invisible depths of
each soul there is a yearning.
A need to know Why?.
Why do we live?,
Why do we experience problems?,
Why are we travellers on the
journey of life?.
In the search for answers to
their uncertainties many turn to
the God-realised Sadhu.
On The Journey Of Life
all walks of life
On a normal day, Pramukh Swami Maharaj meets
men from all walks of life... lawyers, celebrities and even fishermen!
There are those who have known him for years, and those who for
the first time come to meet him in search of guidance...
Rai Chaudhary: As a rule I chant Gods name daily. If I break
my rule, even if only for a day, I feel guilty that I have eaten
without first remembering God...
Swamishri: Its good that you have such a niyam. If we are
to progress in life, or even at the office, then we need niyams.
Such discipline also helps us intensify our devotion and strengthen
our faith in God. Also, we can apply ourselves better in our activities.
In your office you should do your duty as a collector, but in front
of the sadhu be a humble disciple. Work in such a way that the people,
the government and all parties benefit from your efforts. Today,
man uses his status to distance himself from the public, but that
is not a practical approach to working. Basically, we are here to
help solve problems. Yet, if we refuse to even meet them, then our
work becomes meaningless. When someone comes to you with a problem,
even if you do nothing else but simply listen to him, you will have
lifted half the burden off his shoulders.
||Rai Chaudhary: What
you have said is very true. We (at the I.A.S. training centre) also
encourage our members to patiently listen to anyone who wants to talk.
Even if the problem is beyond our reach and we cant help, at
least he gets peace of mind knowing that someone took time to listen
(2 May 1989, Rajkot)