"Ever Since", a series of days
dedicated to the exploration of the history of Bhagwan Swaminarayan
and the Guru Parampara, met its conclusion with a day solely
devoted to the memory of Brahmswarup Yogiji Maharaj.
This exploration of Yogiji Maharaj's
life and works began with the singing of selected stanzas
from kirtans describing his life during Swamishri's morning
puja and continued into the evening assembly.
During this assembly, devotees
had the privilege of watching rare video footage of Yogiji
Maharaj to gain a better understanding of his charismatic
personality. A portrayal of one of his famous stories showed
how one should have "kef" for having attained God and His
In his blessings to the assembly,
Swamishri explained that it is in one's great fortune to have
met such a pure and holy saint, and this rare attainment should
be cherished forever. Swamishri recited the line "Yogi Bapa
na prem maa paagal thai gayaa," and explained that instead
of becoming overpowered by worldly pleasures, one should focus
their attention on God and His Saint.