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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
    Knights Of The Faith...

For thousands of years in Indian culture there has been the tradition of surrendering one’s self to the guru. Even in today’s modern society the tradition still lives. One can see young graduates renouncing the world to became sadhus for a place at Swamishri’s feet. To them he is everything. Through his teachings and inspirations they become the next generation of knights, albeit gentle, of the faith, defending and sustaining the ancient culture and spirituallity of India against the evils of today’s materialistic society.

Youth : In the Vachanamritam, Shriji Maharaj tells us that we should shun the company of those who are like ourselves. Please explain what this means.

Swamishri : Maharaj is referring to one who has bad habits similar to ourselves. If we enjoy good food and drink and we keep company of someone who always enjoys them, then our habit will only increase. We should sit with those who are more staunch in dharma, jnan, vairagya, etc., even if they are the same age. But just because they may be older, if they have similar habits, then we shouldn’t sit with them. Also never sit with a pessimist, for not only is he disillusioned but he makes others disillusioned too! By associating with those who explain the greatness of God, encourage us to follow dharma and instill devotion in our hearts, we will progress in Satsang.

(29 December 1985, Dudhvada)

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