1 June 2008 (VS. 2064, Vaishakh vad 12) Sunday, Sarangpur; Yogi Jayanti
Swamishri was in a happy, divine mood because it was Yogi Jayanti. While Swamishri was doing darshan and pradakshina of the Smruti Mandir, the sadhus sang “Yogi ãvo te rang mune shid lagãdyo…” and played kartal. After reaching the puja stage Swamishri was given the kartal and he devotionally played them before the murti of Yogiji Maharaj. During puja sadhus sang bhajans in praise of Yogiji Maharaj. Thereafter Swamishri blessed the Yogi Jayanti assembly, “ Yogiji Maharaj often sang ‘Hãji bhalã sadhu…’ He would sway while singing, absorbed in the murti of Maharaj. He possessed all divine virtues. He was the living form of God. There were no fallacies in him. Once, while he was travelling to a village he could not get any water to offer Thakorji along the way. When he came across a river he bathed Thakorji in its cool waters, offered water and prayed for forgiveness. He was forever absorbed in Bhagwan’s murti, service and bhakti. He never got angry at all. It was not in his dictionary. He was indifferent to honour and insult. He never thought ill of anyone. He always uttered, ‘May God do good of all.’ “We have got this human birth to become aksharrup and offer bhakti to Purushottam. And not to eat and enjoy worldly pleasures.” Swamishri was garlanded by senior sadhus and in conclusion he performed the Yogi Jayanti arti.
7 June 2008 (V.S. 2064, Jeth sud 4) Saturday, Sarangpur; 58th Pramukh Varni Din Celebration
Fifty-eight years ago today, Shastriji Maharaj had appointed Narayanswarupdas as the president of the BAPS. Senior sadhus honoured Swamishri with a flower shawl and garlands. After his morning puja Swamishri inaugurated a book on ‘Swaminarayan Sadhana’ by Sadhu Brahmadarshandas.
9 June 2008 (V.S. 2064, Jeth sud 6) Monday, Sarangpur.
Swamishri performed the murti-pratishtha rituals of pujan and arti of murtis for the BAPS hari mandir in Dhobighat, a suburb of Mahesana.