3 May 2009 (VS 2065, Sud Nom Shri Hari Navmi) Sunday, Mumbai
Shri Amitabh Bachchan, the renowned film star, came for darshan of Thakorji and Swamishri at Dadar mandir. It was his second visit. Swamishri blessed him and gave him an abhishek murti of Shri Nilkanth Varni, a mala and tied a nada-chhadi on his wrist. Swamishri performed abhishek of the murti and told Shri Bachchan to perform abhishek, and also to do one mala daily. The next day he wrote of his meeting with Swamishri in his blog, “I had visited him earlier many years ago on a similar trip. A quiet, pious and soft spoken human. I had also visited the famous and grand Akshardham Temple complex in Delhi. An architectural wonder, run by devoted and disciplined Swamis. All of them working for equality and peace and education, following codes and principles that bring benefit to society.
“Guruji spoke mostly in Gujarati, gave his blessings and various little tokens of affection and love for the family. I sat there humbled and silent. What does one say in the presence of divinity.”
10 May 2009 (VS 2065, Vaishakh Vad Padvo Naradjayanti) Sunday, Mumbai
In the evening satsang assembly Viveksagar Swami delivered a discourse. Thereafter, a drama on ideal devotees ‘Satsangi to tene kahiye’, written by Adarshjivan Swami, was performed by youths. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly, “With satsang and bhakti, one should not become egoistic, jealous or harbor ill-will towards others. When one does not have the predominance of satsang in life, one is faced with problems at every step. The devotion one offers to God becomes useful, just as Dada Khachar, Parvatbhai and others had done.”