Shrimad Bhagwat Katha was organised by the Patiala branch of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, an international non-profit humanitarian organization founded and headed by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, between 27th March and 2nd April 2016 in Punjab. It was marked by the presence of several notable delegates such as Shri Janender Sharma (Gen. Manager, C.D.B.L, Rajpura), Shri Vijay Menro (Member of BJP Mandal, Rajpura), Shri K L Joshi (Chairman, Scholars Public School, Rajpura), Shri Jagdeesh Jagga (Gen Secretary, All India Youth Akali Dal, Rajpura). The preacher of the Katha, Sadhvi Kalindi Bharti Ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, charmed the audience with her brilliant narration of Shrimad Bhagvat Katha. Through various bhajans and anecdotes she elucidated how time and again saints have asserted the significance of listening to Shrimad Bhagwat Katha, as a tool to emancipate oneself from the cycle of birth and death.
An individual takes several life forms before getting a chance to take birth as a human being. Despite this fact, humans do not realise the true purpose of human life and spend the precious time in chasing temporary happiness. It is only in human form that the soul can attain liberation. However, even after attaining this precious opportunity people do not engage in the activities which can take them to their goal. Instead, they get caught in the illusion of life which can be equated to dream state. When the soul is not awake, life merely becomes a dream of a sleeping soul. In sleep state, we do not have control over the events; similarly life becomes an uncontrolled set of events without any direction and any certainty. As a result the life is caught in the web of relations and worldly pleasures and forgets the true purpose of life.
On the other hand, if the soul is awake, it can take proactive steps to change the course of life, to reach the goal of life, by walking on the path shown by “Perfect Master”. This in its true essence means leading a Spiritual life, i.e. the life of the “spirit” which is housed in our body in the form of life energy. “Perfect Master” or “Guru” is a spiritually awakened and realised being who can help human beings to walk on this path by initiating them to “Brahm Gyan”, the eternal science of self-realisation. Once the disciple starts walking on the path shown by his/her Guru, the soul is empowered to take conscious control over the course of life, free of tribulations and impediments of normal life.
This does not necessarily means to reject life by walking into the forest to practice spirituality. Sri Aurobindo, an Indian freedom fighter turned spiritual saint, has summarised “Bhagwat Gita” as “All Life Is Yoga”. In this way the life can be lived while engaging in personal and professional activities, making every event an opportunity for spiritual development, which alone can give eternal happiness.