16 April to 22 May
"The extent to
which satsang is practiced with regularity, depth and sincerity
is the extent to which true happiness is experienced."
- Pramukh Swami Maharaj
From 16 April to 22
May 2003, in Gujarat and other states, 76 Satsang Shibirs were
held in 29 locations based on the above message from Pramukh
Swami Maharaj. Held in groups of 7 at the various venues, 41,988
male and female devotees aged between 25 and 55 participated
in these shibirs. In each 2-day shibir, 17 hours of spiritual
guidance was imparted by senior and learned sadhus to the devotees.
In all, over 80 sadhus contributed by delivering speeches and
answering questions on a variety of spiritual and practical
topics. In each shibir, devotees were guided on the importance
and necessity of daily ghar sabha, satsang reading, arti, observance
of satsang niyams, personal daily puja, singing of chestha and
discrimination in watching TV.
During the shibir,
discussion sessions were held to re-inforce and clarify the
guidance given by the sadhus.
On the morning of
the second day, a collective personal puja session was held
to guide devotees on the correct procedure.
The shibirs were appreciated
by all, inspiring devotees to strengthen their footing in satsang.