To put across the elemental teachings of Shri Krishna to the masses, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, under the generous guidance of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Founder and Head of DJJS), organised a seven day long spiritual feast of Shrimad Bhagwat Katha at Saharsa, Bihar from 9th-15th March, 2022. The magnificent spiritual saga witnessed the presence of a large number of devotees and several dignitaries. DJJS representative and preacher disciple of His Holiness, Sadhvi Kalindi Bharti Ji beautifully explained the insights and ideals from Shri Krishna’s life through a sequence of spiritual discourses. Vedic mantra chanting and soul-nourishing bhajans orchestrated by the disciples entranced everyone present at the Katha pandal.
Unfolding the deep spiritual messages hidden in the Bhagwat Puran, Sadhvi Ji highlighted how Prahalad, an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, faced various kinds of tortures inflicted by his father Hiranyakashipu who did not approve of his worship. However, Prahalad was determined to follow the path of truth and no temptation or obstacle could deter him from the path of devotion. Eventually, Lord Vishnu offered His sacred refuge and incarnated in the form of Narasimha. In this context, Sadhvi Ji explained that even in the most difficult times, a true devotee does not panic and does not lose patience. By practising ‘Brahm Gyan’ based meditation, a disciple remains stress free and calm even in the most turbulent times. Lord Krishna says in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: The welfare of the devotees who worship God with steadfast and unwavering devotion is borne by the Lord Himself.
Sadhvi Ji explained that spiritual awakening is a prerequisite to undeterred devotion and surrender. Spiritual awakening can be achieved through ‘Brahm Gyan’ (Divine Knowledge) – the eternal technique of Self-realisation that helps one to commune with the Lord after having His direct experience within. Self-realisation empowers a person to attain divine attributes and aids positive self-transformation. Lord Himself says in the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 9) - This Knowledge is the king of sciences and the most profound of all secrets. It purifies those who hear it. It is directly realisable, in accordance with dharma, easy to practice, and everlasting in effect. ‘Brahm Gyan’ has immense capability of transforming an individual’s life by making him overcome his weaknesses. Therefore, we should look for a true Spiritual Master like Shri Krishna who can bless us with this divine meta-physical experience.
The massive assembly of devotees gathered at the Katha pandal was profoundly benefited by the insightful references that were made from the life of Shri Krishna, they being very much relevant in modern times as well. Everyone highly praised the efforts of DJJS, its representatives and volunteers in making this spiritual saga a success.