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.
Sarvamangal Swami : Sometimes whilst working, someone comes and
blames us for something which is not our fault. At that time we
become so upset that we feel like giving up altogether.
Swamishri : One who is mature will remain unaffected. We have come
for God and His Sadhu. Let others speak. A true aspirant who has
zeal will always be able to remain composed in such situations.
Bhagvatpriya Swami : How can we realise everyone as Brahman?
Swamishri : First we have to realise ourselves as Brahman. Weve
come into contact with God. So we will attain realisation; if not
today, then tomorrow. Because of its connection with God, we bow
to the neem tree (in Gadhada), otherwise its only a tree.
By their association with God, others will improve, no matter how
bad their habits are. If we keep that in mind, we shouldnt
have any problems. Even if others are bitter or sour, God will tend
to them. We should only be cautious that nothing hinders us in our
bhajan, darshan, etc. If it really troubles us, we should tell the
appropriate person. But dont be obstinate and go around gossiping.
Its not proper that we should cause problems for others. Gossip
is not seva for Satsang nor does it induce love and affection for