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My Mandir My Home

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Atlanta, Georgia
My Mandir My Home
Summer Shibir Day 1
June 12th, 2014

Dedicated to:


Shastriji Maharaj
Flashback to 1907: Shastriji Maharaj left Vartal
Conditions:
No Land
No Funds
No Labor
No Food
No Support

1907
Opposition towards Akshar Purushottam Upasana
Killing
Burning
Profanity

Departure

Krishnaji Ada: Light
Shikshapatri

"Even if it be your native place or usual place of residence, leave it and migrate to a better place, especially when your prestige property or life is in danger on account of acute famine, harassment from the wicked or the tyranny of the state authority."
*153-154*
Last Darshan
"Saathe rehjo Maharaj Swami"
Vadtal
Summer Shibir Day 2
June 13th, 2014
Satsang nu Sukh

Start-up Culture
Dedicated to:
Shantmuni Swami
Munitilak Swami
Gadh 1-31
Satsang nu Sukh

Maharaj states that you should rest your mind on God not material pleasures.

How is this applicable to our lives?
Worldly pleasures never ending
Maharaj's Sukh
>
Worldly Sukh
Dukh follows sukh
Can you name that Swamini Vaat?
"Jetlu kai mayama sukh chhe te sarve dukh vihna nu hoy nahi"

Gunatitanand Swamini Swamini Vaato
1.25
Shastriji Maharaj went on to build 5 mandirs:
Bochason
Sarangpur
Gadhada
Gondal
Atladra
B.A.P.S Est. 1997
"Keep your faith and help others have faith"
Shastriji Maharaj's Motto
Name that mandir
Inauspicious times and places affect the way that we act and think
Ex: Shravan
In contrast
Mandir is an auspicious place from which we can:
Gain gnan
Remember God
Foster Seva
Rest our Mind
Conducive to worshiping God
Start Up Culture
Silicon Valley
People: Famous
Resources: Apple, Google
Community: Stanford University
In the same way
Mandir

People: Fellow satsangis
Gadh 1-18 "Jevo sang evo rang"
Resources: Aarti, Thaal, Chesta, Abishek
Baps.org; Satsang Apps
Gadh II- 63: 9 types of bhakti
Community: Balika Mandal, Kishori Mandal, Yuvati Mandal, Mahila Mandal
Start- up Culture
Be able to speak about satsang comfortably
How?
Satsang Reading/Exams (build confidence in gnan)
Niyams ("I can't eat out" V.S. "I don't eat out"
Moli Vaat: Negative Talks
Amdavad 5: Don't think negatively about anyone.
Abhav/ Avgun
Leads to falling out of satsang
Gadh 1-16: One who takes abhav/avgun lowers one's own intellect. One who thinks positive is known to have wisdom
Summer Shibir Day 3
June 14th, 2014
Maharaj + Swami = Sukh
Prapti no Kef:
Merchant and Parasmani
Realize what we have attained
Eternal Conversation: Aksharmurti Swami

"Trust the Satpurush and honestly confess whatever you've done."
Swamini Vaat 3.33
Gadh 1- 68: There's 8 types of murtis. God personally resides in them. You should treat them all as if they are the manifest form of God.
Gadh 1- 68:
There's 8 types of murtis. God personally resides in them. You should treat them all as if they are the manifest form of God.
4 Steps to having an eternal conversation with Maharaj
Step 1:
Be present both physically and mentally

Step 2:
Internalize your darshan

Step 3:
Understand Maharaj's Mahima

Step 4:
Tell Maharaj and Swami everything
Shraddha
Pratyakshbhav
Aspects of Darshan
Mukharvind:
Lotus Face
Netrakamal:
Lotus Eyes
Austhkamal:
Lotus Lips
Tibakdi:
Mole
Hastakamal:
Lotus Hands
Charanakamal:
Lotus Feet
Abhay Mudra
Gnan Mudra
Amrutnandan Swami
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stream
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your
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bhakti
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Hurdles: satsang helps you overcome obstacles
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bag: be careful what we pack in our bags
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bhakti: show your bhakti (wear your mala)
walk you
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bhakti: manan
reflect your
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bhakti: "Bhagwan ni ichha"
travel with your
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bhakti: incorporate bhakti everywhere you go

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Climber
When
YOU
stream your bhakti

Are you a
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Camper
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Quitter
My Mandir My Home
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