Satsang Asmita was the subject of the Young Yuvak-Yuvati assembly
in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj as a large assembly
gathered in the Haveli for the morning programme. Shri Harikrishna
Maharaj ‘Suvarna Tula’ festival was the central
event, offering the youngsters a unique opportunity to offer
their devotion to Shri Harikrishna Maharaj, the sacred image
of Bhagwan Swaminarayan.
the sadhus narrated various incidents, the collection of touching
memories and the acute devotion offered by Swamishri inspired
sadhus and devotees alike.
opened his blessings with the emphasis on satsang asmita, discussing
the pride individuals exhibit towards one’s nation, family,
possessions and status; for devotees, however, the pride of
this satsang is of utmost important. Urging youths to control
their minds and remain within the roots of this satsang, Swamishri
underlined the importance of adhering to one’s religious
principles, avoiding unsuitable company, which tarnishes the
mind. An episode from Maharaj’s life was referenced, where
a young boy presented a watermelon to Maharaj after a considerable
battle with his mind, overcoming his desire to consume the fruit
encouraged the youths to remain strong and firm. Swamishri concluded
his address by asking the inspired youths to remain humble,
and to imbibe the true understanding of satsang, namely that
this satsang is of the soul and not of the physical body.
final section of this memorable event was enjoyed with great
vigour as the youths placed tokens on the scales weighing Shri
Harikrishna Maharaj as they passed Swamishri for his darshan.
The sadhus performed a series of lively kirtans, to the accompaniment
of rhythmic beats of the drum, and ecstatic youths danced with
joy around Swamishri. The pride discussed in such detail by
Swamishri was emanating in abundance as the memorable occasion