Shriji Maharaj's Birthplace
Jinabhai (Yogiji Maharaj's childhood name) was about seven-years-old. He and his elder brother Kamalshibhai, were playing 'hide and seek' with some friends. During the game Jinabhai climbed up to the highest branch of a nearby neem tree. Kamalshibhai called out, "I know why you've climbed the tree, it's your turn to seek and you don't want to"
Jina smiled and shouted back, "I've climbed to have a look at Chhapaiya. I can see Chhapaiya from here. If you'd like to have 'darshan' climb up with me."
Kamalshi always believed what his younger brother said. Jinabhai never even in mischief or play told lies. Kamalshi quickly scrambled up the tree. He gingerly stood next to Jinabhai and peeped over the leaves toward where his brother was looking. And sure enough, in the distance Kamalshibhai saw the village of Chhapaiya - the birthplace of Bhagwan Swaminarayan in Utter Pradesh.
Kamalshibhai gazed in awe and wonder at his brother, "Who is this brother of mine, who while standing here can see and also enable me to see Maharaj's birthplace hundreds of kilometers away!"
બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ પ્રમુખસ્વામી મહારાજની પ્રેરક પ્રસંગ-સ્મૃતિઓ
તા. 16-3-2010, સારંગપુર
બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ યોગીજી મહારાજની આજ્ઞાથી ગોંડળમાં ખૂબ સેવા કરનાર ચુનીભાઈ ચાતુર્વેદીનો એક પત્ર હતો. સ્વામીશ્રીએ ઉત્તરમાં દર વખતની જેમ જાતે ઘણું લખ્યું. સામાન્ય સ્થિતિના ભગવદીય હરિભક્તની સ્વામીશ્રી દરેક રીતે સંભાળ રાખી રહ્યા છે.
Being Wary of Evil Company
“Thus, to associate with such people is the very definition of evil company. Just as there is no deed greater than keeping the company of the Satpurush, conversely, there is no sin graver than keeping the company of ignorant people such as the shushka-Vedãntis. Therefore, one who aspires to attain liberation should in no way keep the company of a nãstik or a shushka-Vedãnti.”
Magshar Sud Pancham in history
|1876 ||22 Nov 1819 ||Monday||Vachanamrut Gadhada I-2|
Describing the characteristics of a person with the highest level of detachment, Shriji Maharaj says, "A person who has the highest level of vairagya engages in worldly activities, either by God’s command or as a consequence of his prarabdha karmas. But, like King Janak, he is not affected by those activities. He may indulge in the most alluring of the panchvishays – sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch – attained as a consequence of his own prarabdha, but he does so dejectedly and with total indifference towards them. Those vishays are unable to entice him; thus, his renunciation remains undiminished. He invariably views those vishays as flawed and treats them like enemies. Moreover, he constantly remains in contact with sadhus and the sacred scriptures, and remains in the service of God. Even if he were to encounter adverse places, times, company, etc., his understanding would not diminish. Such a person is said to possess the highest level of vairagya."
|1877 ||10 Dec 1820 ||Sunday||Vachanamrut Loya-8|
Shriji Maharaj describes the nature of the wise and the foolish, “If a person is wise and has noticed an inappropriate swabhav within himself, and while harbouring an intense aversion towards it, is continually endeavouring to overcome that swabhav, then when he sees that very same swabhav in another sadhu, he develops an aversion towards that sadhu. On the other hand, a fool not only does not overcome his own swabhavs, but when he sees that same swabhav in another sadhu, he perceives flaws in that sadhu. Such a person should be considered a fool.”
|2047 ||22 Nov 1990 ||Thursday||Murti-pratishtha at Pati (Women\\'s Mandir)|
|2048 ||11 Dec 1991 ||Wednesday||Murti-pratishtha at Paliyad|
|2054 ||4 Dec 1997 ||Thursday||Murti-pratishtha at Jitodiya |
|2056 ||13 Dec 1999 ||Monday||Murti-pratishtha at Moti Saron|
|2058 ||20 Dec 2001 ||Thursday||Murti-pratishtha at Khaparvada|
|2058 ||20 Dec 2001 ||Thursday||Murti-pratishtha at Donaja (Women\\'s Mandir)|
Vachanamrut - Swamini Vato