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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.
During a special convention for the sadhus of Amdavad temple...

Sadhu : We learn from the scriptures and by our experiences in life that the bliss of God is greater than the pleasures of this world. However we are still attached to them; how can we stop this?

Swamishri : Despite being aware of their deficiency we are still attracted to them because our conviction of their deficiency is not total. We know that poison is deadly. So we never feel like taking it. If we have a similar conviction here we will never be attracted to them. If we want redemption then... ‘Vishayan vishavat tyajet...’ - Pleasures of the world should be discarded as poison is discarded.
Though we say this now, we still feel like enjoying them. Even though we have met God and a God-like Saint we don’t experience any peace. Why?
(1) We have a passion for the sensual pleasures. This stems from a desire in our soul. When we become miserable we feel that such passion is wrong but deep down we don’t believe it.
(2) We become agitated because of our ignorance.
(3) By not following the commands of the Satpurush we experience uneasiness.
To control our mind we have to strengthen the belief in our soul. The more Sant samagam we do, the firmer it becomes. We develop allergy towards such worldy pleasures.
However, what we say and know is what we have read and heard; it is only acquired knowledge, not seasoned knowledge. If we become averse to all forms of pleasures, automatically our mind will turn away from them.
First we must realise that this world consists of nothing but pain and misery; it is false. Secondly, God is eternal and true. We haven’t understood this. When we study we don’t acquire knowledge all at once, but the further we study the more we learn. Similarly, by doing more Satsang we develop more conviction.

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