Brahmswarup Yogiji Maharaj used
to say, “Yuvako Maaru Hriday Chhe,” which means “Youths are
my heart”. Presently, youths experience the same intimacy
with His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Yuvaks and
Yuvatis of the South East region expressed their love and
affection for Swamishri today as part of the Yuva Din celebrations.
During Swamishri’s morning walk,
yuvaks sang kirtans praising Yogiji Maharaj. When Swamishri
entered the Yuva Din morning sabha, yuvaks danced with dhols
as saints sang “Anand No Rang Dholo Swami…”. Yuvaks performed
a skit illustrating how personal satsang declines in yuvaks.
At the conclusion of the skit, the yuvaks asked Swamishri
to provide techniques to progress in satsang. Swamishri advised
the youth to make satsang the highest priority in their lives,
and at the same time avoid kusang. In the end, Swamishri sprayed
colors on Shri Harikrishna Maharaj, and saints sprayed the
sanctified water on the yuvaks.
In the evening assembly, the
Deputy Consul General of Israel to the United States, Mr.
Aviv Ezra, presented a proclamation recognizing Swamishri’s
efforts to promote non-violence and peace. Saints started
singing “Swami Amare Ang …” before Swamishri arrived, and
they continued singing until he entered the hall. Swamishri
and the devotees were in a very joyous mood. Yuvaks organized
a program around three topics: seva, bhakti, and agna-palan.
Pujya Doctor Swami described ways to do better seva, and Pujya
Viveksagar Swami explained why the bhakti of pragat is more
beneficial than paroksh bhakti. Swamishri, during his blessings,
elaborated on the three topics presented by the yuvaks during
the program and stressed the importance of satsang reading.