23 Oct. 99: (V.S. 2055, Aaso Sud 13), Saturday, Rajkot
At 1.00 p.m. Swamishri departed from Mumbai and arrived at Rajkot airport at 2.57 p.m. By the time Swamishri reached the mandir it was 3.35 p.m. More than 400 devotees had been waiting in the hot afternoon sun for Swamishri’s darshan. Though it was late Swamishri addressed the devotees saying,"... We are late. And when it’s late one thinks when will (Swami) come? Though one feels that one has missed some work at home because of the delay still one has got the opportunity of God’s darshan, the darshan of the mandir’s flag, kalash and all these sadhus and devotees assembled here. So the delay here (in the mandir) is for your good because it is for your moksha. Otherwise, for infinite births you have been late and delayed! Because as long as you had not met God and His holy sadhu, you were late..."