Yuvaks and Yuvatis who migrated from India, gathered at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Robbinsville, NJ on September 12, 2017, to attend the one-day Yuvak-Yuvati Din held in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj. For many months leading up to the event, attendees prepared by studying various passages of Swaminarayan texts, which focused on a variety of topics to strengthen their spiritual understanding and development, from niyam-dharma to bhakti. Participants also engaged in activities to explore their devotion through the five senses. These activities included listening to discourses from Swamis, practicing daily Hindu rituals, and reading spiritual texts.
The event, themed Safalta (success) was held in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj and explored the principles of Sangarsh (struggles), Satpurush and Satsang. Through the Yuva Safalta Din, attendees were able to learn more about how the Satpurush and Satsang help during times of struggle, if one shares with the Satpurush such challenges with an open heart. Through engaging skits about cheating in the workplace, to maintaining niyams in all circumstances, attendees and the general assembly present took away from simple but critical lessons from Mahant Swami Maharaj. When asked at the end of the program to explain the true essence of Safalta, Mahant Swami so subtly wrote on a tablet, as a gesture to teach all present, that “Safalta (success) is when you experience true peace within yourself."