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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...

If we try to be meek in Satsang there is always the fear that people will take advantage of us. If we become more assertive, we fear that we may insult a devotee. What should we do?

Swamishri : We should be authoritative in society; if someone challenges us we should answer him in an appropriate manner. If we cannot reply then we should step aside, but never allow yourself to be suppressed by anyone. Whereas in Satsang we should always behave as a servant. We should do samagam of those people from whom we can learn, who will encourage us to become more firm in our niyams and follow our dharma.
However, people are not the same. So those people who we feel have nothing to offer us, we should simply bow to them and say ‘Jai Swaminarayan’, but don’t keep their company. But remember, in Satsang we are smaller than everyone else. So what if they take advantage of you? You should always remain a servant in Satsang. And be cautious, a person may praise us and look after all our needs, but if he discourages us from following our niyam-dharma, we should never do his samagam.

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