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...
Harish: If we see a wealthy man who doesnt believe in God
we usually say that hes reaping the benefits of good deeds
performed in previous births. But I cant help but wonder that
if he had really done good in his past life, then why does he attain
wealth? Surely, he should attain God?
Swamishri: When we carry out any deed, our intentions determine
the type of fruits we earn. A man may give charity to help the poor,
he may visit the temple regularly, but if his objective is to please
God in the hope of being rewarded with more wealth, then money is
what hell receive. If one does something with a desire to
attain specific ends, he will receive just those fruits. But if
he desires nothing for himself, if his sole intention is to please
God, then he will not have to take another birth, for he receives
the ultimate fruit - redemption.
(2 March 1991, Gadhada)