4 January 2003, Sunday, St. Louis, MO:
The samaiyo started with Stuti, Dhun and Prarthana at the lotus feet of Akshar Purushottam Maharaj and Guru Parampara. The first speech was on the word “Diksha” which helped people understand the importance of different ashrams in Hindu Sanskruti and the diksha process in our Sampradaya. Audience understood the true meaning of Brahma or Mul Akshar in Swaminarayan Sampradaya after enjoying two kirtans by kishore mandal. The second speech was on the historic prasang of Dabhan Yagna and Mulji Sharma’s Diksha to be renamed Gunatitanand Swami. The third speech was on Diksha Prasang of Dungar Bhakta and extraordinary contribution of Shastriji Maharaj of Akshar Purushottam Philosophy to the world. A special video presentation showing Diksha prasang of Shastriji Maharaj was enjoyed by the whole audience. The fourth speech was on Diksha prasang of our beloved Swamishri. Audience was amazed at how easily young Shatilal left his home to become a Sadhu by agna of his Guru Shastriji Maharaj. A short kirtan Aradhana was presented by St. Louis Kishore Mandal. The Samaiyo ended with video presentation of experiences of young Sadhaks and Parshads when receiving Diksha from Pujya Swamishri and Swamishri’s Aashirvachan. Haribhaktos went home with the message that even if we cannot become a Sadhu now, we can still get Maharaj’s and Swamishri’s Rajipo if we can make our atma pure and brahmarup by discarding maya and swabhavs.