Vicharan Reports

20 February 2002 (VS 2058, Maha sud 8) Wednesday, Auckland
At 11.15 p.m., Swamishri visited the Radhakrishna Mandir for darshan. Swamishri performed arti and blessed the trustees.
Thereafter, Swamishri visited the Bharatiya Mandir for darshan. After performing arti, Swamishri briefly addressed the congregation.

In the evening, after the Shikshapatri parayan by Pujya Viveksagar Swami, the Kishores enacted the drama on Joban Pagi's transformation.

22 February 2002 (VS 2058, Maha sud 10) Friday, Auckland
At 11.20 a.m., Swamishri went to Mt Eden, the highest point in Auckland. Swamishri had Shri Harikrishna Maharaj bless the entire city with His grace and divinity. Then, Swamishri took the sanctified flowers and showered them on the city, saying, "It is a good city. Let us pray for the progress and goodness of this city." Then everyone joined in the chanting of dhun, and in conclusion Swamishri said, "Now that it has been blessed by Harikrishna Maharaj everyone will be redeemed."
In the evening assembly, the kishores performed a short drama on the honesty of Govind Bhagat. Finally, Swamishri addressed the assembly.

23 February 2002 (V.S. 2058, Maha sud 11) Saturday, Auckland. Bal-Kishore Day
From 9.30 am to 12.00 noon, a special Bal-Kishore program with the theme 'Be the Best' was organized. Speeches by sadhus, a question-answer session with kishores and recitation of verses by balaks were presented before Swamishri's arrival. Finally, Swamishri addressed the balaks and kishores, saying, "Everybody desires to be great and the best. But there are two sides to being the best - the good way and the bad way. We should not become great by making others miserable or by persecuting them but by making others happy…An ideal or best kishore is one who attains first rank in class, who preserves his character and who pleases his parents in all that he does...One requires the strength of God and the blessings of the holy Sadhu to progress in one's goal... You must nourish one thought that you want to become the best of all. To achieve degrees in medicine, engineering, etc. is good, but even further than this is to become a devotee or servant of God...
In the afternoon, a women's convention was held in the mandir in which 700 ladies had participated.
In the evening assembly, after the conclusion of the Shikshapatri parayan, the balaks and kishores performed a drama about the little boy who defeated his mind to offer a pumpkin to Shriji Maharaj. Then the kishores performed an impressive mandir-dance.
The highlight of the evening assembly was the honoring of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj. The murti of Shri Harikrishna Maharaj was carried in a decorated palanquin by festively adorned kishores and youths. After a brief procession in the mandir hall, Shri Harikrishna Maharaj was placed on a decorated seat on stage. Swamishri finally addressed the audience.

24 February 2002 (V.S. 2058, Maha sud 12) Sunday, Auckland, Singapore
After his morning puja, Swamishri blessed all the devotees with words of wisdom.
At 3.00 pm, Swamishri was given an emotional farewell by the devotees of Auckland and welcomed in Singapore by the devotees at 8.00 pm (1.00 pm NZ time)

26 February 2002 (V.S. 2058, Maha sud 14) Tuesday, Singapore, N.Delhi
At 7.00 pm, Swamishri departed from Singapore and throughout the flight read Satsang literature.
At 9.55 pm (IST) Swamishri landed in New Delhi and was welcomed by senior sadhus and dignitaries.

28 February 2002 (V.S. 2058, Maha vad 1) Thursday, N.Delhi
At 9.30 am, Swamishri arrived at the Akshardham site and saw the newly acquired land, the ongoing construction of Akshardham complex and the construction of the mandir and Sant ashram.
In the evening, Shri Kashiram Rana, Central Textile Minister, came for Swamishri's darshan and blessings.


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