The Perspective of Life

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman watched her neighbor hanging wash outside.

“That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps, she needs better laundry soup.” Continue reading “The Perspective of Life”


Birthday of Lord Swaminarayan

Swaminarayan Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Swaminarayan, is celebrated on the ninth dayin bright half of Chaitra month (Chaitra Sud Nom). Swaminarayan Jayanti 2011 date is 12 April.

On this occasion I want to recall the history of the Lord Swaminarayan to dedicate pramukh swami & all saints.

Early Days, Leaving Home

Bharatvarsha – India has been graced since time immemorial by incarnations, rishis and sadhus. Whenever evil elements stifle Dharma – righteousness, God incarnates on earth to re-establish Dharma. Lord Ramchandra in the age of Treta and Lord Krishna, at the end of Dwapar, are the two most notable.

Five thousand years after Lord Krishna passed away, into the age of Kali – darkness, the ogre of evil defiantly arose out of its banishment, once again darkening the minds and hearts of the people, its grip suffocating eighteenth century India. Severing vital nerves and arteries, it deprived the land of life-giving moral and spiritual nourishment; hindering healthy growth of the eternal values of Dharma, Satya – truth, Ahimsa – non-violence and Brahmacharya – celibacy.

Thus He incarnated as Ghanshyam on 2nd April 1781 (Chaitra Sud 9, Samvat 1837), in the rustic village of Chhapaiya, in northern India, to a Sarvaria Continue reading “Birthday of Lord Swaminarayan”