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.
On The Journey Of Life
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...
Aspirant: I believe that sadhus can achieve at will. Thats
why Ive come. Ive 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 dont
understand, then who will we get angry upon? Theres
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)