YOGESHWAR GURU GANGESHWAR
वस्तुतः As a matter of fact: In this world , there is no greater Devata than the Mother and Father and Guru !
Mother and Father have given us this mortal body which is a means for Moksha –this is their mercy and gratefulness! Therefore,
who can be more worthy than them?
A father is worthy of worship, praise and is a well- wisher—he is the Devata who is visible प्रत्यक्ष देवता, but the Mother raises us in her
womb and nourishes us and that is why she is hundred times more worthy of praise than the father.
Like the Prithvi ( earth ) she is always patient and forgiving and desires the well being of all without any bias, therefore there is no
greater friend and well wisher than the MOTHER in this world!
It is also true that the one who gives us knowledge and the Mantra -the GURU deserves more praise and adoration than a Mother!
According to the Vedas there is no one more worthy of respect and worship than the – Sadguru .
How can one compare or praise the good fortune of those who have been lucky to be associated with you who is well- known as a
Vibhuti in the world and is the living embodiment of the Vedic literature वेद वाङ्मय !!
The luck of such devotees cannot be compared or praised as all words will fall short!
माया मनुष्यं हरिम् –You have donned the garb (स्वाँग ) of a human and appeared on this earth as an Avatar in Bharat Bhoomi for the welfare of the world!
You are the best of the Teerths (pilgrimages) and to serve you and be under your patronage and company can grant one Moksha.
The darshan of such Yogeshwars is very rare even the Devtas, but we are really lucky that we are able to get your darshan since the past so many years!
Those who worship their Ishta Devta only as an Idol( Murti) and limit it to just that, would not have been able to get your darshan , touch ,
circumambulation or the seva of your lotus feet!
It would have been impossible!
If a knowledgeable ( Gyaani ) great man is served for even a very short time he has the ability to remove all our sins and pains!
The main purpose of your Avatar has been to bring back the Vedas and restore their glory and to remove the ignorance in the world by
the knowledge of the Vedas and bring the sleeping world alive !!
उतिष्ठ जाग्रत,प्राप्य वरान्निबोधत
This is the proclamation!
Arise, awake, find out the great ones and learn of them; for sharp as a razor’s edge, hard to traverse, it is difficult to go on that path , say the sages.
Kathopanishad ( 1-3-14)
Shankar Bhagwan trapped the flow of the Ganga when she descended from Swarg and coiled her in His locks so that the descent of the
water could be controlled! This great feat was possible only because of His Divinity!
Are you ( Gurudev ) Bhagwan Shankar who adorns the Crescent Moon on His head and the Snake around His neck, the
Uma-Shakti -Ardhnarishwar Swaroop of Bhagwan Shankar or are you ( Gurudev) the one who is bestowed with enormous beauty and
Aishwarya and is the Poorna Paratpar Purushottam पूर्ण परात्पर पुरुषोत्तम Shri Krishna who has by the power of Vishwa Mohini come with
the Ved Vani on your lips to give the nectar of the Vedas to the devotees and loved ones??
Note: परात्पर ( higher than the highest ) पुरुषोत्तम( the best among men /Purush).
The decision is in the hands of the readers who will decide based on their bhavana( feelings) .
Naam-Naami नाम–नामी ( Name -Reknown/reputed one)
Gunna-Guni गुण–गुणी ( Quality – Meritorious /gifted one )
Are one and the same always ( are two sides of the same coin)
Gurudev your name GANGESHWAR is made up of the two words SHANKAR and YOGESHWAR.
Your name has the effulgence of BOTH!
If I were to describe these qualities further I would need to write another book on it!
The entire world is in the throes of Adharma, Unethical values, bribing and cheating and is waylaid from the path of living a
correct lifestyle which has the enormous ability to bring in light and happiness.
There is violence and perusal of inhuman values which is throwing man in the depths of darkness and thus he is drowning in the
ocean of Samsara with no help at hand!
There is only one saviour under such situations and that is BHAGWAN VED- which is Sakshaat Shri Krishna! साक्षात् श्री कृष्ण
Vedas are Shri Krishna Personified!
The innumerable teachings of the Vedas have the ability to save Jeevas!
That is why YOGESHWAR GURU GANGESHWAR has already been compiled in two books for the people of all walks of life and now
the third book is being written which has the detailed description of Gurudev’s centenary celebrations, the Janm Shatabdi Mahotsav.
All efforts will be made to elucidate all the events of this auspicious occasion.
I am writing your divine biography with the objective of telling the world about your efforts to spread the message of the
Vedas like the flow of Ganga from the mountains in the entire world, so that the darkness of ignorance can be removed and
to motivate the people of the world to walk on the path of Knowledge so that their life is full of progress and happiness and
thereby they can take advantage of being born as a human being and experience Jeevan Mukti.
उत्कर्षशील प्रेममय और आनंदमय जीवन बनें
On behalf of all those people who have never had your Darshan ( never ever seen you) or those who were lucky enough to have
a brief association with you , or those who desired to spend more time with you but because of worldly duties were unable to do so,
I am chronicling the events of your life for such people so that they get the satisfaction and enjoy and feel exhilarated !
This Gangeshwar Charit-Ras-Ratnakar will always be available for everyone to experience joy and happiness.
More than half my life ( says Smt Ratan Behan) has gone in serving you and I have had the opportunity to be under your patronage छत्र छाया
I consider this has been possible only because of your mercy and grace.
During this period, I had the good fortune to see several aspects of your divinity.
I call them the GEMS—Ratn रत्न .
Detachment पूर्ण अनासक्ति ,
Renunciation and wisdom वैराज्ञ और विवेक
Restrain and abstinence संयम
Unbiased and impartiality संमदृष्टि
Generosity औदर्य ,
Straightforwardness and Honesty ऋजुता
Such is the treasure house of your innumerable sterling qualities !
Slowly-slowly these colourful waves of your qualities sieged my entire being and I was cleansed from outside and inside and
thereby the impurity of many lifetimes was removed and filled my life with peace which was otherwise devoid of wisdom and discernment.
It was as if a seasoned and clever sculptor had made an attractive piece of sculpture from marble and infused it with his own qualities and decorated it.
The qualities that appear in me like art, beauty, love and gentleness are all actually the Prasad of the most kind and generous Gurudev.
Whatever one is interested in or loves to do one can certainly accomplish that !!
In life there are some relationships that are so dear and we never stop to sing praises of such relationships.
But the praises of knowledgeable Mahtamas can never be enough! One can carry on for several Yugas to sing their praises and yet they will never end!
The qualities of Bhagwan Vishnu could not be encompassed in the 12 chapters of the Shreemad Bhagwat also and then for me to
sing the praises of a Saguna Sakaar Brahman who has so many divine qualities which cannot be counted it will not be a possible task.
Time will fall short but not His greatness and the stories will never end!
Therefore, it is my request to the readers that they gather the treasure from this biography which has so many gems embedded
so that their life becomes full of bliss and their life as a human being achieves it’s main goal –that of Bhagwat Prapati—God Realization.
Gurupad Pankaj Raj
I bow at the lotus feet of my Guru.
सः जनासः इन्द्रः।
नहि नु अस्य प्रतिमानम् अस्ति अन्तः जातेषु उत ये जनित्वाः।
The divine Seer of the Rig Ved Mantras Maharishi Vamdev who is considered as one of the foremost of all the Rishis is known
to be the Drishta of the above Mantra that appears in the 4th Mandal of Rig Ved.
The following words are mentioned for Indra the Devta of all Devtas ( in other words Parmeshwar )-
The ones who are born and the ones who will be born, among them, there is none like him.
This testament of the Vedas aptly describes our Ved MurtiSwaroop , the knower of Ved Vidya, the one who lives His life according
to the teachings of the Vedas, Ved Darshan Acharya Anant ShriVibhushit Maha Mandaleshwar Sadguru Bhagwan SHRI GANGESHWARANANDJI MAHARAJ .
In every age Ved Dharma has been in peril and to save the Vedas , every age has seen the coming of a Sarveshwar ( the Lord of all )
on the land of Bharat who has protected the Vedas and spread the teachings.
Our Sadgurudev is one among the league of many Acharyas , Sant and Mahants who have appeared in Bharat.
You are a ChaturVed Bhasyakaar. चतुरवेद-भाष्यकार ( you have written commentaries on all the four Vedas).
You have written new meanings in the light of सात्वत-पक्ष ( truthful aspect ) of the mantras of Rig Ved , Yajur Ved , Saam Ved and
Atharva Ved and presented them in your commentaries.
BHAGWAN VED– the epic form of the four Vedas that was published and distributed throughout the world and in Bharat was a unique feat of Gurudev.
Inspired by your nectar like words the Jeevas obtain divine knowledge and can proclaim-
अपाम् सोमम् अमृता अभून्म
अगन्म ज्योतिः अविदाम देवान्
We have partaken Som ( the elixir of life), सोम का पान किया है
We have become Immortal , अमर बन गये है
We have got the divine Vision, दिव्य ज्योति प्राप्त हुई है
We have come to know the Gods. देवों को जान गये है
Hey! Amrit Putra! Hey ! Friend of Mankind! I will just say that if one wants to cross over this ocean of life then the easiest way is to
seek refuge at the feet of Sadgurudev because as per the words of BHAGWAN VED —
सः जनासः इन्द्रः।
( Rig Ved 2—12—9 )
हे मनुष्यो, वह इन्द्र है. वही परमात्मा है।
Oh Mankind! He is Indra and He is ParamAtma!
तन्मे मनः शिवसंकल्पमस्तु।
( य्.वे. ३४–१ ).
The powers of the MIND are introduced and elucidated in the ShivSankalp Sukta of Yajur Ved Chapter 34.
The Activities of the Mind मन की गतिविधियाँ are explained in a scientific manner and the ways and means of uplifting the mind in case
it falls in the well of darkness because of the evils of the world and becomes ASHIV अशिव ( inauspicious/evil )
There is a prayer at the end of each of the mantras asking for divine help to rise from the darkness of ignorance.
तन्मे मनः शिवसंकल्पमस्तु।
( य्.वे. ३४–१ ).
May my mind nurture auspicious and beneficial pure thoughts.
The auspicious thoughts can be introduced and can become firm in the mind only when Man goes beyond the desires of the world and the Vaasnas.
It is certain and is a well -known fact and experienced by one an all that the Mind is full of Vaasnas, Karmas and Samskaars that
have been gathered over many lifetimes.
Vāsanā ( वासना) is a behavioural tendency or karmic imprint which influences the present behaviour of a person.
Such a mind cannot be trained to nurture auspicious thought.
What is to be done then?
Our Shastras and the Rishi Munis have given us advice to resolve this dilemma.
They say that we should be vigilant at all times while performing any action by the mind, body or with our wealth. तन मन धन
Whatever action we undertake should be done with an auspicious and pure thought and Bhavana.
In one of the Stotra in the Shiv Manas Pooja a plea is made—
आत्मा त्वं गिरिजा मतिः सहचराः प्राणाः शरीरं गृहं
पूजा ते विषयोपभोगरचना निद्रा समाधिस्थितिः ।
संचारः पदयोः प्रदक्षिणविधिः स्तोत्राणि सर्वा गिरो
यद्यत्कर्म करोमि तत्तदखिलं शंभो तवाराधनम् ।।
ātmā tvaṃ girijā mati: sahacarā: prāṇā: śarīraṃ gṛhaṃ
pūjā te viṣayopabhogaracanā nidrā samādhisthiti: |
saṃcāra: padayo: pradakṣiṇavidhi: stotrāṇi sarvā giro
yadyatkarma karomi tattadakhilaṃ śambho tavārādhanam ||
Thou art my Self (Ātmā); my intelligence is Mata Parvati (Girija) ; my life forces, sense-organs, are Your attendants;
My body is Your abode (Temple of the Lord); experiencing the objective world is Your worship; my sleep is the state of Samadhi ;
Moving about with two feet is circumambulation of You, O Lord;
All the words and speeches are hymns about You.
Whatever action I perform, O Lord Shambu- Oh Guru! it is all Your (Aradhana) worship alone.
There is no difference between Shambu Shiv and Sadguru.
Smt Ratan Behan says-
Therefore, I plead to my Gurudev to make my mind pure and auspicious.
Hey Bhagwan! May all the words that I speak become your JAP.
All the art forms that I make be your Creation.
My walking and moving around become your circumambulation ( Pradakshina).
My eating become an oblation in the sacrificial fire ( Havan).
My lying down becomes a Pranam or salutation to you,
In this way the offerings made by my आत्मार्पण बुद्धि ( the intellect that makes all offerings to the Atma ( the Lord ) within ) all my enjoyments
in my life become your pooja ( an offering to you Gurudev).
निजात्मन् वाचक Dear Reader who are my close to my heart let me confess that it is very easy to say but difficult to practise but not impossible at all!
To make this simple and easy to accomplish there is a very simple solution and that is to do the Shravan श्रवण of Prabhu Sadgurdev’s Katha, to
reflect and do the Manan मनन of Sadgurudev’s Charitra ( the story of His lifetime activities ) and to contemplate and imbibe these values
of Gurudev in our life! This will be the Nidhidhyasan निदिध्यासन !
By doing this our mind can become auspicious –Shivsankalp शिवसन्कल्प
Sankalpa (Sanskrit: संकल्प) means an intention formed by the heart and mind — a solemn vow, determination, or will. In practical terms a Sankalpa means
a one-pointed resolve to focus both psychologically and philosophically on a specific goal. A sankalpa is a tool meant to harness the will, and to focus and harmonize mind and body,
Shiv –means auspiciousness.
The Gopis of Vrindavan contemplated on Shri Krishna’s form and leelas and constantly did His darshan in their mind and thereby became one with Him.
I am writing this book and this endeavor is purely for my own satisfaction and it is my labour of love स्वान्तः सुखाय as I enjoy doing
this because as it gives me happiness and I hope that, may all those who read it also become beneficiaries of that joy.
Like my mind may your minds also become SHIV SANKALP –
( to dwell on the auspicious WILL of the Divine which helps in developing calm clear thoughts, and to cultivate a conscious resolve
( Sankalp )in alignment with our dharma).
During the year 1974-1975 at the ripe old age of 95 years Gurudev undertook the mission of Ved Prachar and Prasar
( teaching and disseminating the knowledge of the Vedas) and travelled to South East Asia,Africa, London, America, Canada, Indonesia, and West Indies.
In all these places Gurudev did the Sthapana of the Sanatan Dharma Granth BHAGWAN VED at the Universities, Libraries, Mandirs and at homes of devotees.
He met and had discussions with several people of High positions, Scholars and those who love the Sanskrit Language.
During these talks He spoke about the Vedas, their importance, the usefulness and the glory of this Sacred Granth.
After continuously travelling for four months Gurudev returned to Bharat on 31st July 1975.
Ved and Gurudev are inseparable.Only those who know Him can understand this, as there can be no words to speak on this topic!
In spite of the intense travelling Gurudev’s did not endure any fatigue or ill health but in fact when He returned He was more energetic
and enthusiastic and everyone were surprised to see this!
With this introduction I will now delve into the rest of the Leelas of Gurudev from 1976 to 1980 for the disciples and to do that I request
your permission and blessings!
स्वागत समारोह :३ अगस्त
WELCOME FUNCTION: 3RD AUGUST-1975.
Since Gurudev were away from Bharat for a long time it was natural that when He returned the disciples were very eager to welcome and felicitate Him.
After a two days rest on returning to Bharat the local devotees of Bombay had organised a Welcome Function at the K C College in Churchgate.
The Principal of the College Shri Hotchand Advani was also present as a guest, and Pujya Paad Shri Swami Akhananandji presided the Function.
The hall was packed!
When Gurudev arrived on the stage everyone welcomed Him and displayed their intense Shradha and devotion. They expressed their joy and happiness.
The program carried on as per the plans. Smt Ratan Behan who had travelled with Gurudev for all the four months gave a brief description of the tour.
Shri Swami Akhandanandji and Shri Advani ji in their talks praised Gurudev for this accomplishment.
In the concluding speech Gurudev. spoke about the people abroad and expressed his happiness at the enthusiasm of the people, their hospitality,
love and their nature of renunciation.
He also acknowledged and applauded the curiosity, appreciation and respect for our Samskriti and literature by the foreigners.
The audience listened with rapt attention and were spellbound by the Pravachan.
Our entire travel plan was the culmination of the efforts of the Chainrai Family.
In London and in Lagos Gurudev and all those accompanying Him had stayed with Shri Murlidhar , Shri Pitambar and Shri Giridhar Bhai.
During the days that we were there they had stalled all their personal work and business and gave Gurudev total support and co- operation.
12th August 1975 was the marriage of Shri Giridhar Chainrai’s son Purshottam. Gurudev attended the wedding and gave His Aashirwaad.
ON the next day Gurudev attended the Tulsi Jayanti at the Tulsi Manas Mandir in Parel-Bombay.
15th August was the Independence day.
Shri Hari bhai Dresswala and Shri Agarwal, who are very close devotees and Sadhu Sevaks had organised a ‘Welcome Function’
at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan for Gurudev.
A large number of people attended the Function to felicitate Gurudev and to have His darshan and get blessings.
Many of the people who spoke congratulated Gurudev and in the end Gurudev gave a short Pravachan and gave Aashirwaad to one and all.
तन्तुं तन्वन् रजसो भानुमन्विहि
ज्योतिष्मतः पथो रक्ष धिया कृतान्।
अनुल्बणं वयत जोगुवामपो
मनुर्भव जनया दैव्यं जनम्॥
( ऋ.वे. १०—५३—६ )
Hey Manushya( Humans)!
तन्तुम्- the Cobweb ( tantu तन्तु )of Karmas in life.
रजसः– From this beautiful Prithvilok
भानुम् -In Surya Lok
अन्विहि- Enter ( Surya Lok ) by the intelligence obtained from learned people and ancestors.
कृतान्- Those who are prepared
ज्योतिष्मतः-Effulgent, and endowed with Dharma and Knowledge.
पथ- on the paths
जोगुवाम्-The ones who do the bhakti of Bhagwan and sing His Stutis ( praises).
अपः= of the karmas,
वयत- weave the fabric of karmas properly –make it ready!
मनुःभव- Become a contemplative Human being. ( मननशील मानव)
दैव्यम् जनम् जनय- Produce off springs having divine qualities.
मनुर्भव जनया दैव्यं जनम्
ऋग्वेद तृण से लेकर परमब्रह्म तक का ज्ञान कराता है।
Rig Ved gives us knowledge from that of a blade of grass तृण to the Highest Knowledge of Parbrahman.
उसके ज्ञान का मूलभूत सारतत्व यही है कि हे मनुष्य तू स्वयं सच्च मनुष्य बन तथा दिव्य गुणयुक्त सन्तानों को जन्म दे अर्थात् सुयोम्य मानवों के निर्माण में सतत प्रयत्नशील रह।
The Essential teachings are, that one should be an exemplary Human being and be endowed with Divine qualities and produce
children with similar qualities ( also groom other human beings with such divine and exemplary qualities ).
मनुष्य, मनुष्य तभी बन सकता है, जब उसमें पशुताओं का प्रवेश न हो।
A Human being can be a real human only when he does not let the animal
instincts overpower him.
ऋग्वेद हमें वह सब ज्ञान प्रदान करता है, जिससे व्यक्ति एक प्रबुद्ध मानव रहता है, वह न पशु और न दानव बनने पाता है।
This is the Knowledge that Rig Ved gives us by which a Human being does not let the animal or demonic attributes enter within him.
August 1975………..in Bombay.
Quoting the mantra from Rig Ved , discussed earlier Gurudev gave a very interesting Katha in His Pravachan.
“Once a father was reading something and while relaxing on an armchair.
His small son was sitting next to him who was very naughty and in his hands was a map of the world. In a fit of naughtiness, he tore the map but a little while later he wanted to put it back the way it was.
He put all the papers on the floor and tried to put the map back as it was before. He spent several hours but to no avail.
His father was watching everything and he softly said-“Son, Try and turn the map around. At the back of that paper is a picture of a man.
Keeping that picture as your focus try and assimilate the torn pieces and automatically you will get the atlas back.”
The child did just that and he was able to get the map back in the original form.
The meaning of this story is that if ‘Man’ ( Manav) is kept as the focus then all the questions in the world can be answered very easily.
The problem these days is that we have forgotten ‘Man’ altogether and forgotten Humanity.
Today Man is not Human anymore! There is greed, violence and other demonic traits in Man.
Our Ved says- Manurbhav मनुर्भव- Be A Man.
Manu मनु –be a contemplative person.
Manu is the first Man and is known as the Aadi Purusha.
Manu is endowed with all the qualities that are expected in a Human Being.
It is for this reason that Manuमनु is called the Ideal Human Being.
Bhagwan Ved gives us encouragement and motivates us to be an Ideal Man.
In the Mahabharat Bhagwan Vyas says
-गुह्यं ब्रह्म तदिदं ब्रवीमि नहि मानुषाच्छेष्ठतरं हि किंञ्चित्।
There is no one more superior than MAN.
To be born as a human being is the best, as all the other creations in the world do not have all the special qualities that a Human Being has.
And if such a Human being loses all these qualities then what becomes of him?
He becomes an Animal!
If Man lives a life of a Human being then he has the capacity to achieve divinity. He can also give birth to divine off springs.
What needs to be done to achieve this divinity is mentioned in the above mantra.
Spread the cobweb of Karma.
If we spread the cobweb of karmas by performing —
Karmas for the benefit and welfare of the world,
Yagnas and Charity and good deeds,
then when we leave the body we can reach Swarg Loka by the rays of the Sun.
Ved Bhagwan tells us that our ancestors gathered this profound and effulgent knowledge that removes our ignorance and should be protected by us .
This is one way of paying back the debts to our Rishis . This is called–ऋषि ऋण
Further in the third pada of the Mantra, Ved Bhagwan says in the most poetic manner:-
‘Weave the fabric of Karmas with good deeds—Punyas.’
In short I want to say that the first requirement for a man is to become a Human Being ( rise above the animal instincts) and perform all the karmas that you are meant to do.
Create a beautiful fabric of Karmas ! Follow the path that our elders have followed and become divine!
Bring progress in your life by walking on the path of righteousness and become a Divine being from a Human Being.
When we follow the path of the ancestors we will attain divinity without much effort!
श्रद्धा की महत्ता
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHRADHHA.
Ever since Gurudev did the Sthapana of ‘Bhagwan Ved’ which is the Granth of Sanatan Dharam and Arya Samskriti there has been a surge of attraction for the Vedas in the hearts of the people– just like the iron is attracted to the magical Paras stone or the bumble beetle to the lotus flower.
Generally, at auspicious occasions devotees keep the Shreemad Bhagwat Paath, Geeta Paath or the Garuda Purana Katha but now they all seem to opt for the Bhagwan Ved Parayan at the times of Marriages, Thread ceremony or Shradh.
It has been seen that the people have great faith and regard for Ved Parayan and very happily give dakshina to the Brahmins and reward them suitably.
Rig Ved 10th Mandal 151 and Taitrriya Brahmana’s 1-8-8 Sukta is famous as the Shradhha Sukta. श्रद्धा सूक्त
It mentions the importance of SHRADHHA as progress of Man is dependent on Shradhha.
The Fire is ignited because of Shradhha and it is because of Shradhha that the oblations are offered in the Yagna Fire.
Shradhha is higher than Knowledge and Renunciation , Wealth and glory ,Righteousness and Fame. ज्ञान–वैराग्य,धन–ऐश्वर्य एवं धर्म–कीर्ति से श्रेष्ठ है।
It is mentioned in the Ved-
श्रद्धयाग्निः समिध्यते श्रद्धया हूयते हविः।
श्रद्धां भगस्य मूर्धनि वचसा वेदयामसि॥
वेद पारायण परंपरा
The TRADITION of VED PARAYAN.
On the 16th and 17th of August there was a Ved Parayan by the devotee from London Shri Bhailal Bhai and the New York devotee the young Nari Pohani.
On 25th of August was the Porrna Aahuti of the Parayan along with Sant Bhojan and Prasad distribution.
Whenever Gurudev are in Bombay there are several Ved Parayans by devotees.
On 27th August devotee Shri Shiv Bhagwan kept a Ved Parayan at his residence which concluded on the 4th of September.
On the same day the flow of Vedic Chanting commenced at Shri Naresh Bhai Sekasaria.
On 30th August was the appearance day of Nand Nandan Shri Krishnachandra Bhagwan and this Janmasthami day was celebrated with joy and happiness.
The Kirtan Singer Professor Ram Panjwani, Daleeliji and others sang lovely and soothing bhajans which touched the hearts of the listeners.
On 2nd September, Gurudev’s old devotee Smt Katy Behan organised a Ved Parayan at Tulsi Nivas.
The mere darshan of Bhagwan Ved is enough to eliminate the sins of many life times.
The regular chanting and studying of the Vedas is also very beneficial.
If the esoteric meanings of the Vedas are not understood then one should approach one’s Sadguru or any other learned scholar to understand the meanings and reflect on them with concentration and with a pure heart.
If we do that, then with the blessings of Gurudev we can progress in life and experience bliss.
It is for this reason that it is written in the Vedas-
This Updesh is for Man to inculcate good Conduct सदाचार and become the best among others श्रेष्ठ
In one of the Mantras of the Vedas there is a prayer for the above-
ॐ विश्वानि देव सवितर्दुरितानि परासुव।
यदभद्रं तन्न आसुव।
O Creator of the entire Universe, endowed with all the glories ( Aishwarya), the giver of all happiness, Parmeshwara! Please remove all my shortcomings and bad habits from my heart and whatever is good for me and beneficial for me let those come to me because the bad and the good qualities cannot exist at the same place simultaneously.
The Biographies of Great Men.
महापुरुषों के चरित्र
The Biographies of great men are written with the objective of opening up the lotus within our heart and this can happen when we read about their life with utmost Shradhha .
When we do that then the impurities of our heart, the woes, feelings of enmity and other emotions that make us unhappy are replaced with bliss, peace and love and a unique ray of light is projected which makes the lotus within the heart bloom and radiate ( प्रफुल्ल-विकसित) and when that happens, we are able to perceive the unique identity of that Great Person almost instantly.( whose biography we read ).
When their good qualities which are like the flowers spreading their fragrance instil in us a new surge of light and perception then the calming effect of their knowledge which is soothing like the moonlight enters every pore in our body ( रोम-रोम) and divine energy is created.
The heart feels detached from the worldly ties and transactions and the ATMA seems to be in search of a new and different path!
To achieve this high state we have to have to nurture complete faith ( संपूर्ण विश्वास ) , continuous and persistent practice (सतत अभ्यास) , inexhaustible patience ( अटूट धैर्य) , renunciation (वैराग्य ) and mental peace ( मानसिक शांति).
Gurudev gave the Yagnopaveet Diksha to Harish, Mukesh and Ishwar the sons of the devotees from Manila( Philippines ) Shri Daulatram and Vimla Behan Uttamchandani.
On the net day their daughter Madhu was married and Gurudev attended the wedding to bless the newly-weds.
बारिया में भागवत् सप्ताह
Bhagwat SAPTAH in BARIYA.
After the Janamasthami celebrations Gurudev stayed in Bombay for a few days and soon after started His travels once again!
On 22nd September at the request of the Rajmata of Dev Garh Bariya Gurudev went to their Radha Govind temple to attend the Poorna Aahuti of the Bhagwat Katha.
Gurudev spoke about the leelas of Banke Behari during His pravachan.
On the next day the occasion of RADHA ASHTAMI was celebrated in the Mandir.