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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.
As a beginning to the 66th birthday celebrations of Swamishri, the sadhus in Sarangpur prepared lectures on the topic of ‘Why I Like Swamishri’. The report of these lectures was presented before Swamishri in Bombay while he was taking his breakfast...

Shrutiprakash Swami : We’ve heard why we like you. But why do you like us?

Swamishri : You’ve all renounced the world, your families and your homes and come here. You are determined to please Maharaj and Swami, and are trying hard to do so. Have all of you not given enough? Then how can we not like you?

But we make so many mistakes. We sway from your agna; despite this, you still like us?

Swamishri : The fact that you have come here (to be sadhus) is a big achievement in itself.

Why did you like Shastriji Maharaj?

Swamishri : The same reason why you like him. We’ve met such a Saint - the giver of redemption - like God Himself! He has saved us from infinite miseries. That’s why I like him.

What is jnan?

Swamishri : To always remember that whatever God and His Saint do is only for the best - that’s jnan. Then whether they call us or not, we will be forever cheerful. Look at Tyagvallabh Swami and Kothari Swami. When did Yogiji Maharaj ever call them? Still they never withered in their love and devotion. To always see God and His Sadhu as divine - that’s jnan.

(14 December 1986, Bombay)

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