In the divine presence of Acharya Swamishree, the celebrations were held on Saturday July 19 2008. Acharya Swamishree was lead from the Temple into the adjoining Swamibapa Hall, with the accompaniment of Swamibapa Pipe Band and disciples. Acharya Swamishree performed the poojan of Gurudev Jeevanpran Swamibapa after which all the sants and disciples were also given the opportunity to offer worship to Gurudev Swamibapa.
In His divine blessings, Acharya Swamishree spoke about the significance of a true Guru in one’s life.
- Our Guru, Jeevanpran Swamibapa, has given us the true knowledge of our supreme Lord Swaminarayan and has provided us with true enlightenment. He has made us progress along the path of spirituality.
- Just as the Sun eliminates darkness, a true Guru discards one’s inner darkness that exists in the form of ignorance. That is why Gurudev Swamibapa must remain foremost in each aspect of your life.
- Once such a true Guru has been attained, it is your duty to behave in accordance with whatever pleases that Guru. Your must maintain respect for him and never demerit him or have doubt about his actions. The padlock of restraint and respect must remain firmly affixed to your lips.
- Throughout your life, you must remain vigilant about never contravening the will of the Guru. This is very difficult, but if you make the effort, the Guru will give you the strength to succeed and remain progressing.
After Acharya Swamishree’s blessings, prasad was distributed to everyone present at the function.