18 January 2009 (VS 2065, Vad Atham) Sunday, Jhadeshwar (Bharuch)
A series of discourses on Vachanamrut was delivered by Brahmadarshan Swami. Finally, in the evening satsang assembly Swamishri blessed, “When one becomes a devotee of God one attains peace in this world and Akshardham. It is through spiritual knowledge that one attains them. Without true knowledge one cannot understand the truth. One should ceaselessly engage oneself in listening to spiritual discourses, kirtan and bhajan. Whatever worldly happiness one experiences is due to the presence of atma within. Liberation is attained through knowledge of God.”
22 January 2009 (V.S. 2065, Vad Baras) Thusday, Jhadeshwar (Bharuch)
After concluding his morning puja Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of two BAPS hari mandirs: Jolva and Karantha.
25 January 2009, (V.S. 2065, Vad Chaudas Darsh Amas) Sunday, Vadodara
In the evening satsang assembly children of BAPS Vidyamandir (school) performed traditional dances and delivered speeches. Finally, Swamishri blessed the assembly of devotees, “Those who take the path of bad company spoil their academic performance, life and family. Those who do satsang progress and become happy. Satsang comprises of four things: (1) God who is truth and eternally existing, (2) Sadhu, (3) Shastras, and (4) Dharma. When one obeys and follows these four things one experiences peace in one’s life, family, responsibility and business….”
28 January 2009, (V.S. 2065, Sud Bij) Wednesday, Vadodara
Swamishri performed the pratishtha rituals of murtis to be installed in the newly built BAPS hari mandir at Viramgam and the re-pratishtha of murtis for the hari mandir in Nenpur.
31 January 2009, (V.S. 2065, vasantpanchami) Saturday, Vadodara; Vasant Panchmi Celebration
The Vasant Panchmi celebration assembly theme was agna, upasana, sadbhav and paksh. Ishwarcharan Swami, Viveksagar Swami, Dr Swami and Mahant Swami discoursed on the four subjects. On Swamishri’s arrival a traditional dance by youths and a procession of the murtis of Akshar-Purushottam Maharaj were performed and carried out. Swamishri inaugurated two publications: Ham Pahachane by Aksharjivan Swami and Shatanand Muni’s Hari Gita. After the garlanding ceremony Swamishri blessed the assembly, “Shastriji Maharaj spread the mission of Shriji Maharaj. Yogiji Maharaj fostered it and today through their wishes it has spread in India and abroad. Many types of work are done in the world, but those that please God are of honour to us. Worldly celebrations are for entertainment and joy but they do not bring peace to our soul. For inner peace one must take refuge in God and offer devotion to God. The more we imbibe the knowledge given by God the more we experience peace within…”