Vicharan Reports

28 April 2001 (V.S.2057, Chaitra Sud ) Saturday, Mumbai
In the evening assembly, after a discourse on Yogi Gita by Viveksagar Swami, a short drama on Yogiji Maharaj's parable 'Ratnakar and four Brothers' was enacted by youths.
Thereafter Shri Arun Gujarati - President of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly; Shri Hemraj Shah - President of Bruhad Mumbai Gujarati Samaj, Managing Trustee Shri Jairambhai Patel, General Secretary Shri Rajesh Doshi honored Swamishri with garlands. Shri Hemraj Shah then praised the BAPS earthquake relief work. Shri Arunbhai Gujarati lauded the relief activities inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj. The dignitaries then offered a donation for the BAPS earthquake relief fund.
Finally, Swamishri blessed the congregation, " We all believe in humanitarianism. Compassion is the root of Dharma. By doing whatever we can to help someone in difficulty is a great service to society, country and God. The catastrophe in Bhuj evoked compassion in many organizations and people. They went to Bhuj with aid and provided primary relief. Similarly, this organization (BAPS) offered its services accordingly ..."

29 April 2001 (V.S.2057, Chaitra Sud ) Sunday, Mumbai
At 10.00 am, Swamishri blessed the special kishore assembly. Thereafter Swamishri presided over a meeting on BAPS earthquake rehabilitation project.
In the late afternoon, from 5.00 pm to 7.15 pm, Swamishri resumed the earthquake rehabilitation meeting.
During the evening Satsang assembly Swamishri discoursed on the fleeting nature of the world (Sankhya), "If one realizes that everything will perish then one will be redeemed of ego and jealousy. Whatever tendencies of greed we have is because of lack of 'Sankhya Vichar'.
After dinner, Swamishri resumed with the earthquake rehabilitation meeting.

30 April 2001 (V.S.2057, Chaitra Sud ) Monday, Mumbai
This morning and afternoon Swamishri was engaged in the earthquake rehabilitation meeting.
In the evening assembly the kishores performed a drama, "Satsang no Khap', showing the resolute faith of Anandji Sanghedia in spite of insult and dishonor heaped on him.
Swamishri emphasized the point on personal Satsang, saying, " ... If we have not anchored ourselves to Satsang and failed to understand its glory then we will appreciate Satsang when we are honored and provided with all arrangements; but on the slightest insult we immediately give up Satsang. One stops coming altogether.
" ... Even after having understood that this a God-communion Sadhu, one regresses in a trifle matter. At home one does not feel bad despite the rebuke by one's father, mother, wife or sister. Because of one's deep attachment for one's relatives one does not feel bitter when they say something. And when such a Sadhu says something, one feels hurt. However, if one has the same affection for the Sadhu that one has for one's relatives one will not leave Satsang. If one has glory for Satsang then one will have no problems and will remain happy in all ways."

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