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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.

Sarvamangal Swami : Kothari Swami and the other senior sadhus display great composure and patience. Were they born with these qualities or did they develop them?

Swamishri : They were born with them.

Can we imbibe such patience?

Swamishri : We can imbibe it, but there will always be traces of our old habits.

But if such impulsiveness is inherited from our parents, then are we to blame?

Swamishri : Once we have realised our shortcomings and yet still continue to maintain them, then of course it’s our fault! Their roots will remain, but if we can suppress them we are not at fault. Our capacity to suppress our temperament depends on how much of the Satpurush’s preaching we have imbibed in our life and how often we introspect. We may make a mistake but if we remember that ‘God and His Saint will not be pleased; this does not benefit us’ then we will be able to restrain ourselves. The Satpurush inspires such thoughts.

(19 July 1989, Bochasan)

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