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Each person struggles through

life. 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 Sadhu.
    Travellers On The Journey Of Life
    From all walks of life

On a normal day, Pramukh Swami Maharaj meets men from all walks of life... lawyers, celebrities and even fishermen! There are those who have known him for years, and those who for the first time come to meet him in search of guidance...

Sam Needleman: Is a guru really necessary?

Swamishri: [firmly] Absolutely.

Are you saying that without a guru, one cannot attain God?

Swamishri: That’s right. Just like when we go to school we only acquire knowledge by learning from the teachers.

But there are many who educate themselves.

Swamishri: Even they need books don’t they! The book becomes their guru.

So then why only follow one guru?

Swamishri: If one approaches many gurus, they will teach him different things. What does he accept? So then nothing substantial is achieved.

Sam Needleman: [with relief and joy etched on his face] In coming here, I have finally realized the fruit of 69 years of penance.

(6 August 1991, Edison, New Jersey)

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