Mahant Swami Maharaj gifted the Satsang Diksha shastra on Guru Purnima 2020 for all devotees. However, its appeal has extended beyond the BAPS Satsang community. Reflecting the widespread appreciation for this modern-day shastra, the first ever academic conference on the Satsang Diksha was organized jointly by the Sanskrit Department of Savitribai Phule Pune University and the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Centre at Akshardham, New Delhi.
The one-day conference, titled ‘Satsang Diksha: A Complete Shastra for Life’, featured a series of research papers on various aspects of the Satsang Diksha presented by distinguished scholars from throughout Maharashtra. The conference was chaired by Mahamahopadyay Bhadresh Swami.
While presenting their papers, the scholars offered the following thoughts: Dr. Ganesh Thile described the Satsang Diksha as a modern-day Gita. Dr. Ravindra Moole said that in addition to it being a guide to daily spirituality, it is also a guide for public life. Dr. Dattopasak narrated how the Satsang Diksha is a guide for contemporary social harmony and joy. Dr. Javedkar said that it is an outstanding treatise on devotion. Dr. Diwakar Mohanty elaborated on how this shastra is a guide to ideally conduct one’s life. Dr. Neel Kulkarni explained that the shastra is an excellent guide for sustaining mental and inner health. Dr. Dinesh Rasal expressed that the Satsang Diksha is applicable to not only one sampradaya, but is relevant for the entire world.
In his address to the conference, Bhadresh Swami narrated the profound and widespread spiritual impact that Mahant Swami Maharaj has had throughout the world.