Om Sath Gurave Namah , Some Reminiscences Those were idyllic days. I would be on time off from work. After the morning prayers and prasad, I would check with Potti Swami when to expect Swamiji in the library where he would meet the devotees.Half an hour before the expected arrival of Swamiji, I would make my way to the Library or the room right next to it if the Library was occupied. Swamiji would come down the steps from his room after his morning routines, gently walking down the steps, pausing, looking at all around with a gentle smile, sometimes a chuckle. He would occasionally say "Hmm". He would be holding onto the railing of the steps, pause on one of the steps, adjust his Jata with the adorned Tulasi leaves and Aralli flowers. Walk down to the library, slowly, deliberately and after looking at the photo of Gurupadar in the library, would go and sit in the chair there. Usually there would be a bunch of people there waiting to seek his blessings. Swamiji would then gi
Whenever you think of establishing dharma, install dharma as an idol into temple.The body is your temple.In Gita it is said that “idam shareeram kaunteya kshetramityaabhidheeyate” The statement of Bhagavan Krishna that the kshetra(temple) itself is body is true.“Kshathat trayateithi kshetra” Whichever maybe the medium which protects life force from pain is called kshethra.The body is the kshethra.Thus all we see are kshetras because god(kshetrajna,life force) in its form is residing everywhere. In that concept Install dharma in your body or mind.Normally we want flowers to offer for the idol. Think all your thoughts are flowers that is offered to the idol(dharma).All of your words are mantras for the idol (dharma) to get it strengthened.All our deeds are Naivedhya which makes the idol(dharma) active, luminous and powerful.If you do all the actions with this concept that action will become dharmic and all actions will be changed into puja.