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
Of The Faith...
For thousands of years in Indian culture there has been the tradition
of surrendering ones self to the guru. Even in todays
modern society the tradition still lives. One can see young graduates
renouncing the world to became sadhus for a place at Swamishris
feet. To them he is everything. Through his teachings and inspirations
they become the next generation of knights, albeit gentle, of the
faith, defending and sustaining the ancient culture and spirituallity
of India against the evils of todays materialistic society.
Jnaneshwar Swami : In your speeches and letters you always stress
upon doing bhajan. What is bhajan?
Swamishri : To chant Swaminarayan, Swaminarayan... Bhajan is remembering
God. Yogiji Maharaj used to say do bhajan. In all activities
we face obstacles. By doing bhajan, we can overcome them. By doing
bhajan our jiva becomes tranquil. Other people also benefit more,
if we say Swaminarayan rather than any other words. Maharaj has
said, The harmony that one gets by doing bhajan cannot be
found anywhere else in the entire universe. If one does bhajan
realising its mahima, then he will become elated.
To do bhajan is the dharma of a renunciate. To live in a group,
to preach, to perform different activities is also a type of bhajan.
By doing this type of bhajan we will automatically be able to remember
God in all activities. Bhajan helps us fight against inner flaws
as well as our external ones. Basically to follow agna is bhajan.