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Each person struggles through

life. 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 Sadhu.
    Travellers On The Journey Of Life
    From all walks of life

On a normal day, Pramukh Swami Maharaj meets men from all walks of life... lawyers, celebrities and even fishermen! There are those who have known him for years, and those who for the first time come to meet him in search of guidance...

Jnanprasad Swami: If one seeks refuge in God, is he freed from all his past sins?

Swamishri: God is merciful. He forgives us for all our past sins. However, after seeking His shelter, if we continue to knowingly sin then we must endure the consequences. Only one who has no devotion in his heart sins purposefully. He never seeks refuge in God, nor does he believe in the power of God, and so he just continues sinning. A devotee would instantly feel guilt upon committing even the smallest mistake. He is God-fearing and so he repents for his misdeeds by dandvats, prayer, penance, etc. Through this he purifies himself. The non-devotee eventually suffers for his ignorance.

(30 June 1989, Gondal)

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