To Increase One's Potential
An organization called Landmark Forum in London inspires positive attitude in people for progress. The chairman of the organization, Jhony Tenon, came to meet Swamishri. He explained the activities of his organization.
Swamishri enquired, “Does your organization inspire people to give up addictions?”
“If a person engages in thinking positively then it can be possible. We make basic efforts to increase the potential in people,” replied Jhony.
Swamishri responded, “A person’s potential cannot blossom in that way. The fundamental element for increasing a person’s potential is an addiction-free life. If that is the foundation of life then a person can do his duties properly.”
Swamishri contributed a new means to increasing a person’s potential.
30 April 2004, London
પ્રગટ બ્રહ્મસ્વરૂપ મહંત સ્વામી મહારાજની પ્રેરક પ્રસંગ-સ્મૃતિઓ
તા. 20-8-2017, હ્યુસ્ટનથી ડલાસ વિમાનમાં જતાં
સ્વામીશ્રીની બાજુમાં વિમાનમાલિક શ્રી પ્રશાંતભાઈ મહેતા બેઠા હતા. પ્રશાંતભાઈએ સ્વામીશ્રીને ખુલ્લા દિલે પ્રશ્ન પૂછ્યો કે ‘ઇગો(અહંકાર) કાઢવા માટે શું કરવું ?’
‘ભગવાનના સ્વરૂપનો યથાર્થ મહિમા સમજાય તો ઇગો નીકળી જાય.’ સ્વામીશ્રીએ તેમને કહ્યું.
The Sant who is Worthy of Being Worshipped on par with God
“What are the characteristics of a Sant who is worthy of being worshipped on par with God? Well, such a Sant suppresses the actions of mãyã’s gunas – the indriyas, the antahkaran, etc.; but he himself does not get suppressed by their actions. In addition to this, he only performs activities related to God; he is staunch in his observance of the five religious vows; and believing himself to be brahmarup, he worships Purushottam Bhagwãn. Such a Sant should not be thought of as a human being, nor should he be thought of as a demigod, because such behaviour is not possible for either humans or demigods. Indeed, even though that Sant appears to be human, he is still worthy of being worshipped on par with God. Therefore, whoever desires to attain liberation should serve such a Sant…”
Bhadarvo Vad Pancham in history
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Vachanamrut Gadhada III-6
Shriji Maharaj emphasizes how jealousy taints one's spiritual endeavours, "If a devotee of God engages in delivering spiritual discourses, singing devotional songs, listening to talks of God, and the rest of the nine types of bhakti with jealousy towards other devotees, then God is not very pleased by that bhakti. But if, having discarded jealousy, one offers bhakti only for one’s own liberation and not to display to other people, then God is pleased by that bhakti. Therefore, one who wants to please God should not offer bhakti to please other people or out of jealousy for someone, but should do so only for one’s own liberation."