person struggles through
live. 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 Saint.
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...
Brian Hutchinson : How does a disciple mentally offer bhakti to
his guru? And how does the guru himself do bhakti?
Swamishri : One sees God and guru to be totally faultless. No matter
how the guru behaves, he never doubts his actions and whatever the
guru says, he accepts as the truth. With such trust one attaches
himself to his guru and then Bhaktyanuvruttya....he observes the
inner wishes of his guru; that is bhakti. The guru offers similar
devotion to God. He believes God to be the all-doer, free from evil
instincts and human weaknesses. He is, in a word - nirdosh.
Often, as a form of devotion a devotee likes to honour his guru
and present him with lavish gifts. And usually out of humbleness
and a lack of desire for such objects, the guru does not accept
such gifts. So then the devotee offers such devotion mentally, where
he can give all he desires. Does the guru offer the same type of
devotion to God?
Swamishri : Yes, the guru makes the same offerings to his Lord.
He sees God seated opposite him, accepting all the gifts and praises
which he showers upon Him.