Jeevanpran Swamibapa – Divine Personality who Transformed Panchmahal
Swamibapa’s Divine Mercy Upon Panchmahal
Acknowledging the distress of the poor and illiterate tribal people living there, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa first visited the region of Panchmahal in 1952. Jeevanpran Swamibapa aimed to remove these deceptive beliefs from the communities and free them from the web of superstition.
Jeevanpran Swamibapa gave them true morality and teachings. He instilled strength and courage into them. He would often say, “Do not consider yourselves to be a backward class. The Lord does not consider anyone to be inferior. The self-centred people of the world have kept you in this condition for their own gain. You may be illiterate, but actually, you have a greater acumen to know what is right and wrong than some people who are highly educated. People who are considered uneducated and poor do not misuse their mind and body in the way that rich, educated folk do. You have faith and trust in God. That is the most important quality to have in life. Your hearts are pure and innocent. Faith and truth are paramount in your lives. Sincerity and simplicity is the path that you follow. That is a great strength. Do not consider yourself to be feeble or incapable. Recognise your true identity – you are not the body, but you are the soul. Bring out the strength that is dormant within you. Free yourselves from addictions and superstitions. Learn to read and write. With the grace of God, you will see the benefit in your quality of life.”
Jeevanpran Swamibapa travelled through the regions of Panchmahal on foot, giving these valuable life teachings to the poor tribal people of Panchmahal. His words of encouragement stirred their hearts and an enthusiasm of the kind they had never before experienced developed within them.
Today, due to the divine blessings of Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, and the continuous travels and teachings of Acharya Swamishree and the sants of Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan, the people of Panchmahal have been transformed into moral, devout, God-fearing disciples.
Lord Shree Swaminarayan transformed the lawless people of the Kathiawad region. This was acknowledged by the British Governors of the time. Similarly, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa transformed the region of Panchmahal. And by Acharya Swamishree’s blessings, they continue to progress and flourish.