15 July 2011, Mumbai
At 9.20 a.m. Swamishri arrived for darshan in the abhishek mandap and thereafter he proceeded to the mandir for Thakorji’s darshan. Pujya Viveksagar Swami had concluded his discourse on the importance and glory of guru on the festive occasion of Guru Purnima. Swamishri then blessed the devotees seated beneath the mandir dome with smiles and gestures. Everyone was pleased to see Swamishri in good health. Pujya Viveksagar Swami and Kothari Abhayswarup Swami honoured Swamishri with garlands and a shawl. Swamishri blessed all, saying, “Blessings to all on Guru Purnima. May the sentiments of bhakti flourish in your life. This festival has been celebrated in Bochasan ever since Shastriji Maharaj built the mandir. Yogiji Maharaj also celebrated the festival in Bochasan.
“I pray to Maharaj on this day of Guru Punam that may our times be favourable to all. May your businesses grow, your employment be profitable and the seasonal rains be plentiful. May the year yield good harvests and joy to all. May your seva and bhakti forever escalate and your faith in Maharaj become resolute.
“Today, I have come here because of my health, but your devotion and prayers to God have made me well. The doctors have checked my condition and declared that I’m well. The human body is subject to good and bad health. The attributes of ageing are apparent and everyone experiences them. However, today I’ve had your darshan. Maharaj and Swami are happy with your profound bhakti. May Maharaj make you all very happy and peace prevail in your family, society and country.”
Swamishri performed his morning puja in his room. After taking lunch, he answered some letters from devotees.
At 7.30 p.m. Dr Lotlikar took an echocardiogram of Swamishri’s heart. He declared, “Swami, your echocardiogram is the same as it was six months ago. This means that your heart is as well as it was six months ago.” Everyone was happy with the good news. Swamishri spoke with great equipoise with reference to the discomfort he had felt in Jhadeshwar, “I was not in the least worried or afraid as to what would happen to me. Whatever that happens is due to God’s wish and will.”
Swamishri’s spiritual equanimity and poise is rooted in his deep faith in Bhagwan Swaminarayan. It was an inspiring experience and message for all on Guru Purnima day.