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“Satsang – His Wish, Our Life”
National Kishore-Kishori Shibir
Friday 12 October 2007

‘Satsang – His Wish, Our Life’ provided the learning experience for 800 kishores and kishoris during the National Kishore-Kishori Shibir in the presence of Pramukh Swami Maharaj on Friday 12 October 2007. The object of assessing and improving each individual’s current level of personal satsang was delivered through a variety of speeches, bhajans, multimedia presentations, sketches and personal testimonies.

The first session of the Shibir opened with a spectacular video, explaining the journey of the human soul. This was elaborated with a speech and a drama that clarified the meaning of Satsang, culminating in Viveksagar Swami explaining the glory of Satsang. The second session of the day provided an opportunity for kishores and kishoris to understand the key elements of the Shibir in smaller groups with sadhus and sanchalikas, respectively.

The afternoon session was conducted by sevak sadhus who narrated memorable incidents of their experiences with Swamishri. Through the accounts of these sadhus, the audience developed a greater bond with Swamishri.

Addressing the difficulties of youth, Amrutnandan Swami underlined the message that no achievement is impossible with the association of Swamishri. His speech, containing inspiring accounts of fellow devotees, provided renewed inspiration to excel further in Satsang.

Swamishri was greeted with a spectacular dance to the evening session, before the programme moved to an emotional passage as kishores narrated difficult periods of their life to Swamishri, and the manner in which the compassion of Swamishri rescued them. A samuh prarthna (collective prayer), ‘Din Kahe To Din’ was sung to Swamishri as the divine atmosphere was experienced by the entire audience.

In his blessings, Swamishri revealed the path to the happiness of Satsang at all stages and circumstances of life, referring to the commitment and determination one offers to a career or business. Swamishri also encouraged everyone to keep good company. He explained that despite appearing repetitive, Satsang contains the bliss of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and one should continue to remain strong and motivated.