Param Pujya Dadashri Punyatithi
Wednesday January 1, 2020
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, lived life that of a normal human being; but his understanding was like that of an extraordinary personality. In any given circumstance, he had the ability to arrive at a simple and most basic spiritual extract of the matter, indicating the lofty level of his spiritual development.
Right from childhood, he displayed an obliging nature as he enjoyed rendering selfless service to the people he met in life. Param Pujya Dadashri always said, “Decide to keep an intention to render selfless service (Seva) to every human being. Our intention should be to use whatever skill or ability we have for providing selfless service. And one should serve humans as God resides in every human being.
Serving people with good intentions binds merit karma. And by serving a Sadguru (Gnani), the Enlightened One, one attains salvation! Serving the Enlightened One means to follow his commandments earnestly and most sincerely.
In the year 1958, Param Pujya Dadashri attained Self-Realization wherein he experienced the eternal bliss of the Soul. Ever since, he had an intense intent that, “May the entire world attain the happiness that I have attained.” As a result of this humble intent, he obtained the divine power to grace whosoever came to him, seeking the knowledge of the Self, be it a man or a woman, a married person or a celibate, with the vision that helped one attain Self-Realization, in just about two hours (through Gnanvidhi).
He became the living example of having attained Enlightenment, while living the worldly life and rendering his worldly responsibilities, without renouncing the world. Thereafter, he graced millions of people with Self-Realization and illustrated how they too can continue to live their worldly life, render their worldly obligations, and yet progress on the path of liberation by practicing His invaluable commandments, at every step in life. By staying in the company (satsang) of the Enlightened One, one who has the right intentions will begin to learn how to practice his given commandments.
Thus, Param Pujya Dadashri made it easy for the common man, living in this declining era of Kaliyug, to attain Self-Realization and then, through Seva and Satsang progress on the path of liberation.
In 1987, as Param Pujya Dadashri realized that it is time for him to leave his mortal body now, he bestowed special spiritual powers onto Pujya Niruma and Pujya Deepakbhai to continue the work of salvation of mankind. He said, “After I leave, will there not be a need for them? People of future generations will need this path, won’t they?” Oh, what compassion?!
Pujya Deepakbhai, who is the living Gnani today, while narrating his own experience on this path, says, “The very first time, my brother brought me to Param Pujya Dadashri saying it will help me in studies. I agreed so that I could perform well in my studies. When I went there, after listening to Dada, i was amazed that, “This is something very nice.” Thereafter in June-July, with this responsibility of Seva coming onto me, I started attending Satsang regularly. Staying with Param Pujya Dadashri for a 10 day satsang event thereafter resulted in the kind of transformation from iron to gold within me.”
Gnanis have this divine power to transform our being from that of iron (worldly self full of impurities) to gold (the Pure Soul)! Now, who wouldn’t like such transformation?
So come, let’s pray to God that may we meet the right circumstances that enable us to meet Gnani and we spend the rest of our life doing Seva and Satsang, staying in the lotus feet of such Living Gnani!!!