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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...
    Anger and Ego

Aspirant: I believe that sadhus can achieve at will. That’s why I’ve come. I’ve long been a slave to my anger and ego and I want to be free of them.

Swamishri: Anger stems from ego. In fact ego is the root of all bad instincts. If one has self-pride and someone labels him as good or bad, he is emotionally carried away. But remember, we are neither very good nor very bad. We do not become so upon someone saying so. But we should not look bad in front of God. Remember Shriji Maharaj and then slowly try to remove these instincts. If one can realise that ‘I am atma and I am pure’, then there is no place for ego. We have to uproot it with such knowledge. Also, if we can think that ‘everyone understands, only I don’t understand,’ then who will we get angry upon? There’s no doubt about it, we have to eradicate our ego. It is because of our self-pride that conflicts arise. So forget our self-being; whatever has been achieved, it is due to God.

(24 March 1991, Amdavad)

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