Vicharan Reports

17 June 2002 (V.S.2058, Jeth sud 7) Monday, Navsari, Tithal (Kosamba)
At noon, a 5-day (17 to 21 June) Bal-Kishore Satsang Shibir of participants from Mumbai commenced after Pramukh Swami Maharaj's arrival in Tithal (Kosamba). In all, 195 kishores, 100 kishoris, 111 balaks, 75 balikas and 50 bal karyakars were present. The theme of the shibir was "What Can't be Done for Pramukh Swami Maharaj!"
During the morning and evening sessions, Swamishri inspired the participants through his blessings and guidance. Senior sadhus delivered speeches on 'God's Existence', 'Matchless Guru', 'Shriji Maharaj is Present Today', etc. The balaks and kishores performed a number of skits, namely: Man's achievements, A happy man's clothes, Vajesinh Bapu's hukkah, 'Two things I have done ...,' Sura Khachar's niyam, etc.
The 5-day program was also interlaced with debates and question-answer sessions with Swamishri.

20 June 2002 (V.S.2058, Jeth sud 10) Thursday, Tithal (Kosamba)
Prior to his morning puja, Swamishri performed the murti pratishtha for the new Hari mandir in Bhagdavada, district Valsad.

22 June 2002 (V.S.2058, Jeth sud 12) Saturday, Tithal (Kosamba)
During a special assembly of 1,500 fishermen who have become satsangis and given up their traditional occupation, Pujya Viveksagar Swami and Pujya Vivekswarup Swami talked about BAPS activities for the uplift of tribal people and fishermen (Tandels). Thereafter, kishores performed a local dance. Finally, in his address, Swamishri said, "The ocean of life is full of mundane attractions. To redeem oneself from it one needs a physical body, that is a boat. Then one requires a good navigator, that is a bona fide guru wedded to dharma, gnan, vairagya and bhakti, who can save you from the storms and obstacles in life and transport you to God. And thirdly, one requires appropriate winds, that is God's grace, to propel the boat ahead. If one has firm refuge in and devotion towards God the He will grace you ... ."

23 June 2002 (V.S.2058, Jeth sud 13) Sunday, Tithal (Kosamba)
Children's Day
This morning, 2,000 local children from twelve regions of Valsad district had assembled for the special Children's Day assembly. The program featured an impressive march-dance, a speech and a local welcome dance by children. In conclusion, Swamishri addressed the assembly.


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