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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: What is meant when we say that we should believe the Satpurush to be our true form?

Swamishri : Our true form is the atma, not the body. The Satpurush is our atma. We should believe his form to be ours. However, it will make no outward difference to our appearance, but still we should keep this one belief. We should do as the Satpurush tells us and keep everlasting love for him. If we want to realise ourselves as atma, consider his form as ours and continue our efforts. His form is pure. There are no defects or traces of maya in it. If we keep such conviction, the maya within us is destroyed.
How can we believe this? By constantly impressing this thought in our mind, it will become fixed. Then our defects will vanish. This body is not our form, it is temporary. The Satpurush’s form is eternal, indestructible and peaceful. One who obeys his agna gains control of one’s atma. We have only realised his true form when we do whatever he says. Just as whenever Gunatitanand Swami commanded, Bhagatji obeyed. At the moment, we do as our mind and body tell us. But when we do as the Satpurush says, we will realise his true form.

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