Dr. Mangal Patel, the chairman of the State Legislative Assembly, Gujarat, came for Swamishri’s darshan and blessings. On learning about the sheer expanse of services performed by Swamishri he asked in amazement, “How do you quietly and peacefully run the more than 500 mandirs and the Satsang that has spread in India and abroad?”
Swamishri humbly replied, “I am not running anything. It is my guru and God who are running everything. I do not believe that I am doing something. God is the doer of everything. But when one believes that one is doing everything and it does not work out properly, one becomes depressed. One should make all the efforts, then the fruits of one’s actions depend upon God. And supposing one does not get success then one should firmly believe that it is for one’s benefit.
“Our guruji has taught us that if you fill a pot with water and place it on your head then you will feel its burden. But when you dive in the water, despite the ‘tons’ of water on your head, you do not feel its weight. So I am not doing anything. It is God and the guru who is doing everything.
“There is no end to pain and misery due to ego and possessiveness. So I constantly believe that God and the guru are the all-doer. That is how the entire Sanstha is run....”
4 July 2003, Amdavad