The guru in the Hindu tradition is the gateway to moksha. He is the guiding light in the lives of his followers. They come to him for everything – spiritual enlightenment, moral development, and even worldly advice. And the guru listens. Pramukh Swami Maharaj has lent his ears to millions of individuals around the world and shared their sorrows. He has given them the courage to overcome personal battles. He comforts and advises on mundane issues, such as where to place a well in their field or where to set up manufacturing plant, and on significant matters, such as how to secure moksha. Pramukh Swami Maharaj has steered the reins of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha for the last many decades, effectively administering its spiritual, cultural, personal development and humanitarian activities.