18 March 2009 (VS 2065, Vad Satam) Wednesday, Bhavnagar & Sarangpur
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of murtis for BAPS hari mandirs in Kakamega (Kenya) and Udanch (Navsari district).
25 March 2009 (V.S. 2065, Vad Chaudas) Wednesday, Bhavnagar & Sarangpur
Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of murtis for the renovated BAPS hari mandir in Swamini Bhichari (Rajkot).
One bad habit, a pain to all (15 March 2009, Sarangpur)
A youth from USA came to seek Swamishri’s blessings. He was a drug addict and was ruined economically and socially. His relationship with his parents were strained. His wife and children had left him. Swamishri had blessed him before and inspired him to give up his addiction.
This time Swamishri patiently explained again, “Because of your single addiction you have made everyone miserable. Your wife has gone away, and your parents are unhappy. Give up your addiction and you will make everyone happy. Just think about it. Do five malas and pray every day.”
A lost soul reclaimed (16 March 2009, Sarangpur)
An aspirant wrote a letter to Swamishri repenting for his bad acts, “I became a satsangi in 1986. In 1999 I fell from Satsang due to bad company of a person who was averse to spirituality. I ate non-veg food and became partially paralysed in 2002. I became miserable. Now I regret what I had done. If you accept me then by your strength and blessings I’ll be able to restart coming to satsang and please God. Forgive me. Make me into a satsangi like I used to be before.”
Swamishri replied, “God will forgive you for your mistakes. Start coming to satsang and abide by the moral disciplines (niyams) of satsang. Give up your addictions. Do bhajan and bhakti. God will bless you with happier times.”
The aspirant’s repentence earned him the blessings and grace of Swamishri.