Jai Shri Krishna
Jai Shri Swaminarayan
Jai Shri Ramachandra
OM Namah Shivayah
Jai Hanuman Dada
Shri Ganeshay Namah
Happy Nutan Varshabhinandan to all Devotees! This Saturday’s Satsang will be held on the occasions of Vikram Samvat new year 2079, Labh Pancham, and devotee Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel‘s Janma Jayanti.
Shrimati Rupalben & Dr. Chaturbhai Jerambhai Babaria & family:
In memory of our parents AN Maniben (Nagajibhai) & AN Jerambhai Karamashibhai Babaria, and the occasions of Harikrishna’s & Ghanshayam’s birthdays
Our entire family: Harikrishna, Krishna, Dr. Arati, Dr. Shaunak & Dr. Radhika
Our brothers: Shri Sarva, Shri Manubhai & Samjuben, Dhirubhai & Jayaben, Dalpatbhai & Manjulaben, AN Vijayabhai, Ashwinbhai & Bharatiben & family
Our sisters: Champaben B. Asodaria, Savitaben G. Kathiria, Manjuben D. Gajera, Mukataben K. Vanparia, Liliben Z. Sakaria, Kamuben D. Ramolia, Vimalaben A. Lakhani & family
Shrimati Harshaben & Jigneshbhai D. Domadia & family:
In memory of their grandparents AN Maniben & Mavjibhai G. Domadia
OM, Meera, Shria & Shrimati Hemlataben & Dhirubhai Domadia
Shrimati Nimaben & Nishadbhai A. Patel & family: Veer & Viva
Shrimati & Ashokbhai Patel
Mrs. Fawn & Dr. Shanta Kumar:
In memory of their parents Mrs. Palani & Shri Muthu Kumar: Hastak Valli & Palani
COVID-19 precautions to be followed
Cooked prasad will be served.
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RSVP by 5:00 PM Thursday, October 27th, 2022
All volunteer ladies interested in prasad preparation for Maharaj, please contact Rupalben for further information.
Aaj Kaliyug ma Paracha Pure Prabhuji
Although almost two hundred years have passed since Maharaj left us, he continues to protect his true devotees. One of his devotees was named Jhaverbai. She had become blind in one of her eyes after developing a cataract and needed an operation to save it. Jhaverbai was a pativrata or “chaste wife,” so she would not allow a man other than her husband to touch her. Because the only doctors available to her at that time were men, she prayed to Maharaj for help while doing pradakshina in Jamnagar Swaminarayan temple.
Sriji Maharaj came in the form of Vanita (woman) and said, “Ben, what is wrong with you?” Zhaverbai explained her problems with her eye. The woman said, “We have come from the outskirts for a pilgrimage. I have some herbal drops that will cure it. Bring them and put them in your eyes.” Zaverbai then recalled the Shikshapatri, where it is written that Shriji Maharaj has ordered not to take any medicine from an unknown physician or doctor. However, the woman said, “We are also satsangis. We know your family very well.” Then the woman named every member of her family, and Zaverbai believed her. The woman put the drops in her eye, and after a few minutes, her pain completely disappeared. This is proof to us all that Maharaj protects his faithful devotees who keep their vows.
This lady was born and brought up in the city of Bhuj in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, and was married to a devotee who was living in Jamnagar City in Gujarat, India. Her name was Jhaverbai. I have seen her & her family in the Gurukul there in 1971. This kirtan was written by the poet Mavadan. I have seen him many times in that Gurukul as well.
Dr. Chaturbhai J. Babaria
Mohanne Gamavane Isho Manani
(written by Sadguru Muktananda Swami)
After Swami Muktananda was initiated as a Sadhu, his sister came to visit him, trying to bring him back into Saṃsāra (the world of rebirth into existence within the material world). Maharaj said to Muktananda swami, “Your sister is here. Go and visit with her.” Swami Muktananda said, “I will not see her. I have made a vow not to keep any relationships with relatives.” Then Maharaj advised him to give her some spiritual knowledge for her good.
Swami Muktananda sent these lyrics to his sister. The meaning of this Kirtan is, if you would like to be loved by God (Mohan), you must give up all of your mind’s false desires, keep your vow of chastity, and remain at lotus feet of Shri Hari.
“My sister, I would like to let you know that your true happiness will always come from your attachment to devotees. Give up mad (arrogance), matsar (jealousy), and all of the bad habits of family life. Happiness only comes from God. The mind is the cause of all unhappiness. Worship the God of Muktananda with a very determined mind, and always thoughtfully speak words of elixir.
Dr. Chaturbhai J. Babaria