8, Sunday, Surat
The evening satsang assembly was scheduled as a welcome assembly for Swamishri. Initially, Pujya Viveksagar Swami addressed the assembly of 35,000 devotees and well-wishers. On Swamishri’s arrival at 6.15 p.m. children welcomed Swamishri through recitations and an announcement of their efforts in inspiring 1,000 homes to do home-assembly (ghar sabha). Thereafter Swamishri was garlanded by senior sadhus. A traditional welcome dance was performed by kishores and a presentation of kishore activities was made.
In conclusion, Swamishri blessed the mammoth assembly, “It enthuses me to have darshan of all of you gathered here today in large numbers. It is the command of Yogiji Maharaj to attend the Sunday assembly. The liberation of jivas lies in obeying moral injunctions (agna) and in worshipping God (upasana). Yogiji Maharaj established the bal mandal and yuvak mandal. He had great foresight. Initially he used to write letters on what to do during the satsang assembly. Such activities are possible by having devotion to God. One faces both happiness and misery in life but by having refuge in God, observing morality and through God’s grace one can live peacefully and do one’s work successfully.”