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Each 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.
    Travellers On The Journey Of Life
    Knights Of The Faith...

For thousands of years in Indian culture there has been the tradition of surrendering one’s self to the guru. Even in today’s modern society the tradition still lives. One can see young graduates renouncing the world to became sadhus for a place at Swamishri’s 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 today’s materialistic society.
    Honour and Insult

Prayer : Please shower your grace upon us so that we can remain stable in honour and insult.

Swamishri : That will happen automatically if we bear such words in mind. If we can tolerate someone insulting us or swearing at us, we won’t have any problems. Then by constantly tolerating we will feel honour and insult as the same. But if we get angry and confront them, then it’s all over. Just as we feel good when someone praises us, we should feel just as good when we are insulted. Stability in honour and insult is the ability to still have love for our aggressor.

Sadhu : But when someone insults us we are expected to stand up to him. Or else we look weak.

Swamishri : The abuser is the weak one. We should just tolerate. The thought that ‘I am so popular and I’ve been made to look weak’ only comes to mind because we feel that we are the body. But we are the atma. How does tolerating make us weak? We should be optimistic like Tukaram, then it all becomes irrelevant.
Everyone asks us, ‘watch over us’...here, I’m watching, (looking at Brahmaseva Swami) but it’s not as simple as that. It only happens when we surrender our minds to him and obey his commands without questioning him or harbouring the slightest doubt. But we immediately raise questions in our mind. If we don’t doubt God and His Saint even when they condemn our ideas, then they’ll watch over us.

(26 October 1989, Gondal)

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