Key to Spiritual Realisation
A sadhu asked Swamishri, "Science explains things logically and its processes step by step, whereas spirituality is a matter of faith. No logical process is shown; one is merely told to do it. Hence, it is difficult to believe."
Swamishri replied by pointing to a lampshade nearby, and questioned, "Who invented the light-bulb?"
"How long did it take to invent the light-bulb?" Swamishri asked.
"Ten thousand experiments," the sadhu replied.
Swamishri explained, "So the light-bulb was invented after 10,000 experiments. And today, when we press the switch there is light. But just think how much effort had gone behind inventing it. And when you say show me divine light now, how can it be possible!
"Our great rishis engaged themselves in spiritual endeavours for thousands of years and then attained God-realisation. And it was in the realised state that they wrote the scriptures. If you faithfully strive in what they have prescribed, then you will attain realisation."
Swamishri pointed out that striving with faith is the essence of spiritual realisation.
અમે ધોખો કરતા જ નથી...
મંદિર પાસે શ્રીજીમહારાજનાં ચરણારવિંદની છત્રી આગળ સારંગપુર ગામના પૂર્વ સરપંચ રઘુ ભરવાડ ઊભા હતા. સ્વામીશ્રીના રોકાણના છેલ્લા દિવસે તેઓ સ્વામીશ્રીનાં દર્શને આવ્યા હતા. પોતાના મનનો અપરાધભાવ વ્યક્ત કરતાં તેણે સ્વામીશ્રીને કહ્યું: 'મને પગે વા છે એટલે બહાર બહુ નીકળતો નથી. એટલે છેલ્લા દિવસે આવ્યો એનો ધોખો ન કરતા.'
સ્વામીશ્રી તેમના માથે હાથ મૂકતાં કહે, 'અમારે ધોખો હોય જ નહીં. અમે કોઈના ઉપર ધોખો કરતા જ નથી.'
Measure of One's Detachment
Shriji Mahãrãj then began, "The extent of one's vairãgya and one's understanding can be measured only when one encounters vishays, or in times of some hardship, but not otherwise…"
History of Posh Vad Ekadashi
|1876 ||11 Jan 1820 ||Tuesday||Vachanamrut Gadhada I-34|
Shriji Maharaj gives the reason why misery occurs in people’s lives, “When one ignores the injunctions of God and begins to stray away from them, one suffers. On the other hand, if one acts according to those injunctions, one will experience the true bliss of God. So, in fact, one suffers only to the extent that one transgresses the injunctions of God. Therefore, renunciants should live according to the injunctions that have been prescribed for renunciants, and householders should live according to the injunctions that have been prescribed for householders. One suffers to the extent that one lapses in observing these injunctions.”
|1880 ||26 Jan 1824 ||Thursday||Vachanamrut Gadhada II-46|
Shriji Maharaj explains the reason why people do not attain the abode of God, “One who bears an aversion towards God or His Sant will certainly not attain the abode of God. On the other hand, even if a person has committed the five grave sins, if he has not perceived a flaw in God or His Sant, then his sins will be burned, and he will dwell in the abode of God. Therefore, to perceive flaws in God and His Bhakta is a graver sin than committing the five grave sins.”
|2027 ||23 Jan 1971 ||Saturday|
Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj passes away to Akshardham.
|2030 ||18 Jan 1974 ||Wednesday|
Murti-pratishtha at Limbdi