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Topics: Swaminarayan, Swaminarayan Sampraday, Vaishnavism Pages: 2 (668 words) Published: March 20, 2013
Article Writing – Pramukh Swami Maharaj - Humility Par Excellence In 2010, a research had been conducted, in which people aged between 75-80 had to duplicate everything that happened in America in the 1960’s. They had to wear the same clothes, eat the same food, enjoy the same entertainment etc. From this, the researchers realised that one week of change in these people’s lives, changes everything. Pramukh Swami Maharaj faces changes everyday yet nothing about him has changed. His love for his devotees, his simplicity, profound wisdom and transparent compassion has stayed the same ever since he became the guru of this International Sanstha. Swamishri has eternal virtues but one virtue that has amazed some of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders, devotees and santos is his striking humility. A wise man once said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking yourself less.” In Vachanamrut Gadhada III/ Chapter 39, Bhagwan Swaminarayan has said, “Aham mamattva thaki sauthi vadhare apne nadtu hoy to ‘hu’ ane ‘maru’.” In this Vachanamrut, Shreeji Maharaj has said, “Maya is nothing but the sense of I-ness towards the body and my-ness towards anything related to the body.” Maharaj then goes on to say that we should “Have the company of the sant who has transcended maya.” Pramukh Swami Maharaj is the ideal sant who has transcended maya hence the words ‘I’ and ‘mine’ do not exist in his vocabulary. He never says ‘this is mine...’ or ‘I did this...’ Pramukh Swami Maharaj is untouched by all his accomplishments, awards and fame. He never takes credit for what he has accomplished. Why? Because of one simple reason. He believes that it is all due to the grace of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and our gurus. Nothing is possible without their grace. Besides Swamishri being the president of B.A.P.S that has been honoured with many awards, his clear humility has appealed to countless people. Swamishri had just finished meeting a political leader when P.Brahmavihari Swami...
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