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A Spiritual Travelogue of Pramukh Swami Maharaj
  20 to 31 July 2010  
Bochasan (20 to 31 July 2010)
  • 25 July 2010 (VS 2066 ) Sunday, Guru Purnima, Bochasan
    After Thakorji’s darshan, Swamishri performed his morning puja in his room.
    At 10.00 a.m. Swamishri proceeded towards the festival assembly held nearby on the mandir ground. The main theme of the assembly was “Guru guna apãr hai” – the guru’s virtues are innumerable. The celebration assembly programme was as follows:
    The glory and meaning of Guru Purnima – speech by Anandswarup Swami
    Couplets written by Brahmanand Swami – sung by Aksharesh Swami and Madhurvadan Swami
    The guru’s virtues are innumerable – speech by Viveksagar Swami
    Gurudev mero ghãt dusaro banãyo – couplets sung by sadhus
    Transformations of people’s lives by Swamishri – speech by Tyagvallabh Swami
    Incidents of devotees blessed with spiritual realization by Swamishri – speech by Kothari Swami
    How Swamishri consolidates faith in all – speech by Ishwarcharan Swami
    Kon aesi bhet gururãj ãge dhariye – couplets sung by sadhus
    How to perform guru pujan of Swamishri – speech by Mahant Swami
    Swamishri was honoured with garlands by senior sadhus.
    Swamishri inaugurated a video: ‘Swaminarayan Satsang Darshan, Part 105’.
    Swamishri inaugurated a publication by Swaminarayan Aksharpith, ‘Prasangam’ 2008,
    Guru malyã gunavãlã – kirtan sung by Krishnapriya Swami.
    Finally Swamishri blessed the assembly of 65,000 devotees, “The glory of guru is sung abundantly in India. Through the guru we realize spiritual knowledge and attain moksha. The guru shows us the right path. Only after meeting a true Sadhu do we learn about how to worship God. The reasons are that he is always absorbed in God, his actions are for the welfare of all and he wishes for the good of all souls. There is a need for schools and colleges in our world and we attain something good when we learn from school teachers and professors. But they cannot teach us about or give us moksha. Only a true Sadhu can redeem us from our infatuation and attachment to wordly objects and pleasures.”
    The assembly concluded at 11.35 a.m. and all the devotees were given prasad boxes of hot khichdi, ladu and fulvadi.
  • 29 July 2010 (VS 2066,Vad Trij ) Thursday, Bochasan
    Prior to performing his morning puja Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of pujan of murtis of Shri Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Radha-Krishna Dev, Hanumanji and Ganapatiji for the new BAPS hari mandir in Nandurbar, near Dhuliya.

      How to transcend the three states

  • 28 July 2010, Bochasan
    A South Indian aspirant enquired of Swamishri, “What is the path to transcend the three states (of waking, dream and deep sleep)?”
    Swamishri replied briefly, “God’s refuge (ashro). Daily do mala and pray to him.”