Essence of the Scriptures
In the evening, Swamishri attended the sabha at the Mr. Albert School. Swamishri then blessed the sabha, "The children performed well. Through bal mandal activities, we can instill good samskars in the children, increasing their faith and devotion.
"Today, we do not get time to read scriptures. But Shriji Maharaj has given the essence of all the scriptures in the Vachanamrut. If we imbibe its wisdom then this birth will become our final birth. When we live according to the tenets given by God and the Sadhu, we attain peace. For this we need 'Buddhi-Yog'. When does God give us this? When we observe His commands and observe upasana. We should not feel that, 'I am doing this,' but should believe that, 'every event occurs by God's will.' We should always introspect whether God is pleased with whatever we do in our daily life. For atma-realization this awareness is true buddhi."
પ્રગટ બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ મહંત સ્વામી મહારાજની પ્રેરક પ્રસંગ-સ્મૃતિઓ
રોજની જેમ આજે પણ સ્વામીશ્રી સમક્ષ ‘યોગીચરિતમ્’ ગ્રંથનું વાંચન શરૂ થયું. તેમાં કસણીની વાત આવી.
સ્વામીશ્રી કહે : ‘યોગીગીતામાં યોગીબાપાએ પ્રાર્થના કરી છે - તમારી કસણીમાં હંમેશાં રહેવાય.’
એક સંત કહે : ‘સત્પુરુષને તો સહન જ કરવાનું આવે છે, એટલે ટેવ પડી જાય.’
સ્વામીશ્રી કહે : ‘સહન કરવું એ ગુણ જ છે. સંતમાં એ ગુણ હંમેશાં રહે. એમણે સહન કર્યું એવું લાગે જ નહીં.’
સ્વામીશ્રી સમજાવી રહ્યા હતા કે સહનશક્તિ એ ટેવ પડવાથી સુદૃઢ થતો લૌકિક ગુણ નથી, પણ આ ગુણ તો સત્પુરુષમાં નિત્ય છે.
Aim to Attain God's Abode
"Therefore, keeping this thought in mind, all of you should resolve, 'Now we want to reach only the abode of God; we do not want to be tempted by the vain pleasures of the panchvishays along the way.' So, please keep such a firm resolve. Because what I have told all of you is My principle, please imbibe it firmly in your lives."
Kartak Sud Punam in history
|1859 ||9 Nov 1802 ||Tuesday||Devanand Swami born in Barol|
|1877 ||20 Nov 1820 ||Monday|
Describing the power of spiritual discourses, Shriji Maharaj says, "Regardless of how lustful, angry, greedy or lewd a person may be, if he listens to these types of discourses with faith and love, all of his flaws would be eradicated. For example, if a man with teeth strong enough to chew raw chana were to eat a great many sour mangoes, then he would not be able to chew even boiled rice. In the same way, if a person who is strongly overpowered by lust, anger, etc., were to listen to these discourses with faith and persistence, then that person would no longer be capable of indulging in the panchvishays.
|1885 ||21 Nov 1828 ||Friday||Vachanamrut Gadhada III-27|
Describing the bliss experienced by associating with God, Shriji Maharaj says, "The pleasures associated with sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch are all found to co-exist in one place – the blissful and divine form of Purushottam Bhagwan. When we have the darshan of that form of God, we can enjoy the bliss of that beauty, as well as the bliss of the other four types of vishays, i.e., sounds, touch, etc. That gratification occurs simultaneously. With worldly vishays, however, when one indulges in one vishay, one receives the gratification of only that vishay, but not of the others. Thus the pleasures of worldly vishays are found separately. Moreover, those pleasures are futile, perishable and ultimately the cause of extreme misery. But in God, one enjoys the bliss of all of the vishays simultaneously. That bliss is extremely divine; it is eternal and imperishable. Therefore, a spiritual aspirant should develop vairagya towards the worldly vishays and become totally attached to the divine and blissful form of God.”
|1939 ||29 Nov 1882 ||Wednesday||Dungar Bhakta initiated into sadhu-fold. Named Sadhu Yagnapurushdas (later known as Shastriji Maharaj)|
|1965 ||8 Nov 1908 ||Sunday||Jinabhai (Yogiji Maharaj) initiated into parshad-fold by Krishnacharan Swami|
|2051 ||18 Nov 1994 ||Friday||Murti-pratishtha at Bhivandi|