074January 14, Harisar Ashram, Kila Raipur: Well, it was Makar Sankranti marking the onset of another year as per the Hindu calendar. As always, Sadhvi Ji addressed the devotees –who had gathered around and that too all buckled-up to seek the divine blessings for new beginnings– by highlighting the importance of this day particularly from a sadhak’s perspective. Let us also explore!

A glimpse from Sadhvi Ji’s discourse:

058In Hinduism, it is considered auspicious to start this day by taking a dip in the holy Ganga. Although, for an aspirant of the divine journey within, this bath is considered holiest when dip is taken in the Ganga named Guru-mantra, the only source of that being one’s Guru. Now, in order for us to be able to take this bath, we need a bank (ghat) named surrender; surrender of ourselves, our desires and our passions unto Guru’s command.

As of now, we are outbound by ego-based misconceptions such as ‘I am this body’ and thus adjoining features such as competition, jealousy, and hatred. And to get rid of it; consistent and persistent practice of guru-mantra is the only inevitable answer.