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.
|During a special convention
for the sadhus of Amdavad temple...
Sadhu : You keep telling us to be keen in hearing discourses. What
exactly should we be keen in? And is attaining such keenness in
our hands or in yours?
Swamishri : If we are to progress we have to be our own guru. Look
at the River Ganges. In her eagerness to meet the ocean she smashes
all rocks in her path. We too should be eager to master Ekantik
dharma. Shriji Maharaj was so keen to meet Ramanand Swami that no
one could keep him in one place. We need to be that keen. Yogiji
Maharaj used to say that we should have 101% eagerness, 99% is not
enough. See how a businessman is keen to do business, a farmer his
farming. We may give you lots of encouragement but if you yourselves
are not keen, then nothing can be achieved.