The Art and Manner of Working
After Thakorji's darshan at 7.30 a.m., Swamishri was descending the main steps of the Akshar Purushottam mandir at Gadhada.
A sadhu overlooking the construction pointed out to Swamishri, "The marble of these main steps will be replaced by white marble.
Swamishri stopped briefly, and on looking at the steps said, "How thick will the new marble planks be?"
"One inch," replied the sadhu.
"But how thick is this marble?" Swamishri asked.
"It is two inches thick."
"Then won't the new ones be too thin?" Swamishri questioned.
"No Swami, we will place a strip and a good amount of solid stuff before placing the one inch marble plank. So there won't be any problem."
Swamishri gave his consent but then hesitated and said, "I feel that if we keep it two inches thick then how would it be? Because very often one inch thick marble planks break off at the edges and the steps always remain like that forever. Then it doesn't look good at all."
The sadhu agreed and said they will place two inch thick planks.
"And make the edge of each step round so that it won't hurt anyone," Swamishri added.
A couple of hours later at 9.45 a.m., Swamishri was scheduled to depart from Gadhada. After having Thakorji's darshan, Swamishri showed the sadhu the chipped edge of a marble step.
"How thick do you think this marble is?" Swamishri enquired.
"About 1.5 inches."
"And how thick do you think that is?" Swamishri pointed to a step further away beneath the main dome.
"At least 2 to 2.5 inches," replied the sadhu.
"You can see that the edges of those steps are unbroken. Therefore you should keep the thickness at 2 inches, otherwise once its edges break off it will always remain so…" Swamishri's keen observation, method of explaining and reasoning was absolutely convincing.
Despite his hectic pace of activities his eye for perfection and good work is amazing. Everyone was profoundly appreciative at his humble, suggestive and concrete manner of working.
બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ પ્રમુખસ્વામી મહારાજની પ્રેરક પ્રસંગ-સ્મૃતિઓ
તા. 4-7-2010, દિલ્હી
અત્યારે ભોજન દરમ્યાન સ્વામીશ્રી ‘સ્વામિનારાયણ પ્રકાશ’નું શ્રવણ કરી રહ્યા હતા. લીંબડીમાં ઊજવાયેલા મૂર્તિપ્રતિષ્ઠા મહોત્સવનો અહેવાલ વંચાઈ રહ્યો હતો. મંદિરના વર્ણનમાં એવું આવ્યું કે પૂર્વમુખે મંદિર શોભી રહ્યું છે. આ સાંભળતાં જ વાંચનને અટકાવીને સ્વામીશ્રીએ તરત જ કહ્યું : ‘પૂર્વમુખે નથી.’ એમ કહીને સેવક સંતને કહે : ‘તપાસ કરજો.’
સેવક સંતે સંતસ્વરૂપ સ્વામીને ફોન કર્યો, એટલે તેઓએ કહ્યું : ‘મંદિર ઉત્તરમુખે છે.’
સ્વામીશ્રી કેટલું ઝીણવટથી સાંભળી પણ શકે છે અને નિરીક્ષણ પણ કરી શકે છે !
Constantly Engage in Worship
“… Never allow any lapse in the observance of non-egotism and other vows. Be extremely vigilant. Believe your self to be distinct from your body. Offer bhakti to Shri Purushottam, Shri Narnãrãyan, diligently and scrupulously. Constantly engage in worship coupled with remembrance of God; its bliss will equal the bliss of actually having the darshan of God.”
Ashadh Sud Dasham in history
|1849 ||29 Jun 1792 ||Friday|
Ghanshyam Maharaj left home
|2040 ||8 Jul 1984 ||Sunday|
Pragna-2 Satsang Examination launched. Pravesh Satsang Examination launched.
|2057 ||30 Jun 2001 ||Saturday||Murti-pratishtha at Vangan|
Vachanamrut - Swamini Vato