Maharaj was the fourth spiritual successor. He was initiated
into the sadhu-fold at the age of 16 and named Sadhu Jnanjivandas.
But so transparent was the mystical joy within him, that
he was fondly called Yogiji. Devotion, service, tolerance,
penance, humility and countless such virtues flowered within
his fragile frame. Living singularly on the word of his
Guru Shastriji Maharaj, Yogiji Maharaj won the love of one
and all. He witnessed abundant divinity in everything and
everyone - he even blessed those who censured him and praised
those who persecuted him. With a vision set far into the
future, Yogiji Maharaj established children and youth centers.
He inspired Satsang activities in every town and village
he visited, repeatedly writing words of guidance and encouragement
to each newly formed group. The mandirs and centers he created
resounded with the energy of the young. His lectures were
addressed to bright, young college students, for he believed
in these youngsters. He encouraged music, art and literature.
Scores of youths regularly traveled with him, savoring his
selfless love and knowledge. It was he who lifted the Sanstha
to international proportions by touring through East Africa
and England to establish new centers. His efforts have mushroomed
into the worldwide socio-religious organization we see today.
79 years (1892 - 1971 CE).
From 23 May 1892 CE (Vaishakh
vad 12, 1948 VS) to 23 January 1971 CE (Posh vad
Place: Dhari, Gujarat.
20 years (1951 - 1971 CE).