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Each 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.
    Travellers On The Journey Of Life
    Those who call him Bapa...

To a disciple, the guru is the doorway to redemption. However, on the path to realisation would be aspirant has to endure the trials and tribulations of life. Who can he turn to for help? Except to he whom he calls Bapa...

Gaurang Ajmera (Satsangi youth) : What is bhakti?

Swamishri : There are many types of bhakti. Firstly, bhakti can be simply listening to discourses, having darshan, massaging God’s lotus feet, or even staying in the company of God and having a friendly conversation; even making Him laugh is a form of bhakti.
Then another type of bhakti is das bhav. One becomes God’s servant and carries out His commands without hesitating. For example, when Lord Rama instructed Hanumanji to go to Lanka, without thinking twice, he set off alone.
However, the greatest bhakti is atmanivedanam - surren- dering one’s self at God’s lotus feet. After that, we consider all our possessions to be His and offer them to Him before using them ourselves.
Yogi Bapa used to speak of anuvrutti bhakti - one who lives according to the inner, unspoken wishes of God and His Sadhu. So when they tell you to study or even do mala, to do that is bhakti.

(16 May 1986, Bombay)

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