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
who call him Bapa...
To a disciple, the guru is the doorway to redemption. However, on
the path to realisation would be aspirant has to endure the trials
and tribulations of life. Who can he turn to for help? Except to
he whom he calls Bapa...
If we try to be meek in Satsang there is always the fear that people
will take advantage of us. If we become more assertive, we fear
that we may insult a devotee. What should we do?
Swamishri : We should be authoritative in society; if someone challenges
us we should answer him in an appropriate manner. If we cannot reply
then we should step aside, but never allow yourself to be suppressed
by anyone. Whereas in Satsang we should always behave as a servant.
We should do samagam of those people from whom we can learn, who
will encourage us to become more firm in our niyams and follow our
However, people are not the same. So those people who we feel have
nothing to offer us, we should simply bow to them and say Jai
Swaminarayan, but dont keep their company. But remember,
in Satsang we are smaller than everyone else. So what if they take
advantage of you? You should always remain a servant in Satsang.
And be cautious, a person may praise us and look after all our needs,
but if he discourages us from following our niyam-dharma, we should
never do his samagam.