પ્રગટ બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ મહંત સ્વામી મહારાજની પ્રેરક પ્રસંગ-સ્મૃતિઓ
તા. 27-6-2017, એટલાન્ટા
સ્વામીશ્રીની મુલાકાતે ડૉ. આસિફ તૌફિક આવ્યા હતા. સ્વામીશ્રી તેમને મળીને ખૂબ રાજી થયા ને સામેથી ભેટ્યા. ડૉક્ટર તો અભિભૂત થઈ ગયા.
તેમણે કહ્યું : ‘मैं दो साल पहले महंत स्वामीजी को मिला था, किन्तु आज एनर्जी कुछ अलग दिखाई दी। तेज तेज का अनुभव हुआ। और मैं मुसलमान हूँ, फिर भी उन्होंने मुझे गले लगाया !’
આત્મસ્વરૂપદાસ સ્વામીએ કહ્યું : ‘वे मुसलमान के तौर से देखते ही नहीं।’
આસિફજી કહે : ‘हाँ, वे इन्सानियत की तौर से देखते हैं।’
તેમણે સ્વામીશ્રીની સમીપ ગોઠણભર બેસી જઈને કહ્યું : ‘मैं मुसलमान हूँ फिर भी आपसे मिलकर मुझे आनन्द मिलता है। You just eat, maintain the weight and take proper rest. (આપ જમો, વજન જાળવી રાખો અને બરાબર આરામ લો.)’
The Most Extraordinary Spiritual Endeavour for Liberation
Then Shriji Mahãrãj asked all of the paramhansas and devotees, “What is the most extraordinary spiritual endeavour for the liberation of the jiva, which, if practised, will surely guarantee liberation and prevent all other obstacles from hindering that liberation? Also, what is the greatest obstacle in that endeavour for liberation, on account of which one would certainly fall from the path of liberation? Please answer both of these questions.”
Everyone answered according to their understanding, but the question was not answered satisfactorily. So then Shriji Mahãrãj said in reply, “The most extraordinary spiritual endeavour for liberation is to understand Purushottam Bhagwãn, who is seated amidst the mass of light of Brahma, as eternally having a form. Furthermore, understanding that all avatãrs emanate from Him, one should accept the refuge of the manifest form of God by any means possible. One should also offer bhakti to that God while observing dharma, as well as associate with a Sant possessing such bhakti. That is the most extraordinary spiritual endeavour for liberation. One encounters no hindrances along that path.
Jeth Sud Chhath in history
|1882 ||11 Jun 1826 ||Sunday||"Vachanamrut Gadhada III-2|
This was one of Yogiji Maharaj’s favorite Vachanamruts since Shriji Maharaj describes the glory of the manifest form of God, “Even after attaining this satsang – which is rare for even Brahmã and others – affection for objects other than God still remains because the person has not developed as firm a conviction for the manifest form of God as he has for the non-manifest form of God. That is why the Shrutis state: ‘If a person develops conviction in the guru – who is the manifest form of God – in the same way that he has conviction in the non-manifest demigods, then, as a result, he attains all of the arthas which are described as attainable.’ In fact, when he attains the company of such a Sant, he has, while still alive, attained He who was to be attained after death. That is to say, he has attained that which is called the highest state of enlightenment, or liberation, while being alive.”"
|2021 ||20 Jun 1965 ||Sunday|
Inauguration of Akshar Purushottam Chhatralay, Vidyanagar