person struggles through
live. 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 Saint.
On The Journey Of Life
Of The Faith...
For thousands of years in Indian culture there has been the tradition
of surrendering ones self to the guru. Even in todays
modern society the tradition still lives. One can see young graduates
renouncing the world to became sadhus for a place at Swamishris
feet. To them he is everything. Through his teachings and inspirations
they become the next generation of knights, albeit gentle, of the
faith, defending and sustaining the ancient culture and spirituallity
of India against the evils of todays materialistic society.
Jnanpriya Swami : So both the activities mentioned are not different
Swamishri : Correct, theyre of the same level. When both become
one, understand that you are attached to God. Bhagatji Maharaj staunchly
followed Gunatitanand Swamis agna. He put in a lot of effort.
Its very hard to put aside ones own aspirations and
live according to the Gurus wishes. Otherwise just to physically
stay with him and serve him will not free us from this feeling of
being the body. But if we realise him to be faultless, all-knowing
and become close to him, we will attain enlightenment. Bhagatji
Maharaj realised this and did seva.
(31 March 1993, Bombay)