Musical ode to beloved Swamiji

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ज़िन्दगी का दूसरा नाम संघर्ष है| निरंतर, अविराम चलने वाला संघर्ष| परंतु उससे भी बड़ा संघर्ष है हर स्थिति और परस्थिति में खुश रहना|
हर सुख और दुःख में समभाव रहना| सदा अपने आप को यह याद दिलाते रहना कि वो नीली छत्तरी वाला  सारा हिसाब-किताब रख रहा है, पुराना भी और नया भी| कभी जीवन से हार मत मानो|
किसी का बुरा न सोचो, खुश रहो और दूसरों को खुश करने की कोशिश करो, क्योंकि हम नहीं जानते कि कौन किस दौर से गुज़र रहा है! ठगे जाओ पर कभी किसी को ठगो मत| सत्य के लिए लड़ो परंतु अपनी विनम्रता मत छोड़ो| संघर्ष करना मत छोड़ो| जो यहां (जीवन में) हार गया, वो वहां (जीवनोपरांत) क्या लड़ेगा?

Discipline & Routine!

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Swamiji often tells us how important it is to be disciplined in one’s life. He emphasises on following a routine no matter how simple it may be. Continuity, especially when it comes to spiritual matters, proves immensely beneficial in the longer run. Meditation, for example, is one such thing that just keeps getting better and better with time. Sticking to a 10-15 minute routine too, gives astonishing results sooner rather than later. Chanting or repetition, of any mantra or ritual should also be a disciplined and dedicated act. To expound this further He once told us this motivating anecdote that we’ve shared below.

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“Once upon a time there was a devotee whose day started with offering water to Sun (Surya Dev), as obeisance. 40 years passed and he never ever even once missed or forgo his routine ritual. Once he fell severely ill and was unable to wake up at his usual time. Nonetheless he got up when he could, and just as he began moving towards the window to make his ritual offerings to the Sun, his wife informed him that it’s a gloomy cloudy day outside and that he may not be able to make the intended offering. He looked at her, smiled and said – ” For the past 40 years of my life, every morning I have waited patiently and lovingly for HIM ( the Sun ), I’m quite sure He’s waiting as eagerly for me today.” Just as he said that, the clouds parted and the Sun smiled down upon him, shining a million times brighter, as if reconfirming what the man already knew. Such is the power and such is the beauty of discipline. Add to it a bit of love and devotion and lo! you have the perfect recipe for bliss!”


*** Om Swamiji Sri Ajay Guru Devaya Namah ***

From devotees’ diary – 6

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At an age, when I did not even know that there is someone called ‘God’, I first met our Guru – Ajai Swamy ji. It was at the young age of 4, when I first saw Swamy ji. I, of course, do not remember those first few meetings with Him, until I grew up gradually realizing who He actually is.

As time passed, the experiences of meeting Him nurtured a refreshed sense of goodness and harmony within me. I started realizing – how important it is, just to be good in our lives; how important it is, not to hurt any living being, and to just keep performing one’s duties. Everyone tries to learn from what has been taught by their parents & elders. But, our family is blessed and fortunate enough to have had Swamy ji’s blessings and support as well, all through.

Many people in the world still do not believe in God. In real sense, what is God? He has many forms. Which form do you want to consider as Real God? After hearing Swamy ji’s preachings, I developed a strong belief that God exists, but not in temples or churches; He is within you. I believe that the purity and goodness you bring within yourself would connect you with God within you!

His preachings about goodness, and the stories that He used to narrate of His own experiences have always inspired and enlightened us much. Because, they are not class-room type lectures; they are something that bring out the hidden light within us. I enjoy sitting for hours, listening to His experiences about life, and apply them in my life, so that the mistakes we do knowingly or unknowingly are not repeated. Whenever Swamy ji talks to us, I pray for that moment to never end! I forget all pains and worries when I sit in front of Him. There is something about Him, His aura, that does not let me take my eyes off Him. Some negative thoughts, which creep into my mind sometimes, disappear when I am in front of Him. This is the divine feeling which I get in His company.

I feel, I did some really good KARMAS in the past, that I got this opportunity to meet God in His form. His talks had always had an impact on our day-to-day life in some or the other way & that have always inspired and helped me to be a better version of me. His assurances to me during my failures in life, gave me a hope that there is another door opening somewhere for me. Through His nectarine talks, He has cultivated patience, goodness and positive attitude in life, in me. I feel I am very fortunate, and I pledge to myself to follow and practise each and every preaching He has given us and also, to strive hard to teach the next generation about the same.

Swamy ji ! You are not just a Guru; You are a feeling of hope, positivity and the quintessential meaning of life. We love you!!

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AJAY SWAMY JI – He came into our lives as a ‘Living God’. I was a child, when I first got the opportunity to see Him. Although I did not know the real meaning of “GURU” at that time, I eventually got to know how blessed I am. It was the biggest opportunity of my life – to have the blessings of a “GURU” from such a young age.

He narrates mythological stories and anecdotes that carry messages which one can relate to in their real lives and learn from. He would suggest powerful mantras to chant so as to lead a peaceful life that is free of negative energies.

He likes listening to devotional BHAJANS and we (our family members) enjoy singing for Him. That is the time when we completely dedicate ourselves to GOD. On one such occasion, He told us that He saw Sri Shirdi Sai Baba putting VIBHUDI on the forehead of one of the devotees (also called as BHAKTS by Him). On one other occasion, He saw Sri Hanuman Ji dancing to the tunes of one of our bhajans. We felt inexplicably blessed to hear that GOD himself was present in the same room where we were singing BHAJANS. After this incident, we never missed any chance of singing in his darbaar, to make our GURU and GOD happy.

It is this staunch faith in Him which helped me take some of the most important decisions in my life – Be it about education, getting into a job and even marriage. I feel extremely happy for my little daughter who is lucky to have His blessings right from her birth. He has always supported us and showered abundant blessings on us and our extended families. Each one of us has seen growth and only growth in our lives.

He never expects anything from his devotees. The only motive of his life is to motivate us to follow the right path and make us have unshakable faith in GOD. His only expectation from us is – to be a good and truthful human being.

He preaches us to treat animals (and all living beings) at the same level as human beings. Someone may kill an animal but the one who eats it is to be blamed equally. He warns us to not get into any bad habits and also tells us to spread this message. I feel good when I share his messages with my fellow colleagues and will continue doing so.

I, myself, will follow His teachings throughout my life and will try my best to bring awareness amongst the younger generation. I pray that I am always connected to Him, and that I get more opportunities to sing Bhajans and listen to His preachings.

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From devotees’ diary – 4

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It gives me immense pleasure to share my feelings about my Guru – Shri Ajay Swami ji.

Let me begin with a thought provoking irony of the life. People of this generation believe that there is “THE GOD” but fail to accept or believe, when they listen to any sort of miracles happening to others. They consider these deeds by the GOD as a mere coincidence and move on.

To remove those illusions and myths within us, to bridge that gap in our thoughts and finally to create a connection with the supreme power is, where the GURU’s role comes into picture.

I was not a firm believer of GOD, until I met SWAMI JI. His wonderful preachings, epic stories and talks about goodness and kindness can only be heard in his DARBAAR. His love towards Keertans and Bhajans, his enticing and amicable smile and the peaceful ambience in his DARBAAR, is no less than a DIVINE HOME. The unconventional love, support and guidance showered upon us is indefinable.

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It would not be an exaggeration if I say that my life has changed and now I am a firm theist. I don’t want to miss the opportunity of saying that miracles do happen and can happen to anybody, who has firm belief and faith, follow what your GURU says and ultimately follow the philosophy of ‘BE GOOD’ and ‘DO GOOD’.

Do you want to know what miracles happened to me? I have seen myself becoming a better me with each day passing. And that is what I ultimately seek.

Thank You Swami ji for everything!

OM GURU AJAY DEVAYA NAMAHA !!!

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