Solution to attain renunciation – Day 1 Saputara Bhagavat Katha

Shrimad Bhagavat Katha by Pujya Bhaishri commenced on 10th June 2019 for eight days at Sandipani Vidya Sankul, Saputara. This Katha has been organised on the occasion of the inauguration of a new hostel at Sandipani Vidya Sankul. The hostel will accommodate 600 students.

This event has been organised under the guidance of Pujya Bhaishri and with the help of Shri Bhartiya Sanskrit Samvardhak Trust as well as the Trustee, Shri Tusharbhai Jani.

Brief Summary on Saputara

Sandipani Vidya Sankul in Saputara provides education to tribal children. In 2011, when the school was handed over to Pujya Bhaishri, the average result for 59 children was 18%. In 2019, not only has the number of students grown to 400 but also, the average result for these 400 children has greatly improved to 75%. Pujya Bhaishri gives this credit to respectable Mr D. H. Goyani.

This is the first time a Katha is being held at Sandipani Vidya Sankul, Saputara. The Katha began with Rudrābhiek at Shiv Mandir on the first day. The chief host of the Katha, Shri Tusharbhai Jani and family, performed pooja with the host of daily lunch prasad, Shri Bajranglal Tapariaji. This was followed by kindling of the auspicious lamp. Shri Karunashankarbhai, Mahendrabhai, Shri Goyaniji and others joined this event.

Day 1 Katha Summary

Below is a summary of the narration of the Bhagavat Katha by Pujya Bhaishri on the first day.

Until the wealth in the world seems real to us, we have not gained renunciation. When one attains renunciation, one does not need to sacrifice anything; renunciation happens by itself.

Now that one has not attained renunciation, that means they are attracted. What is the solution to this?

Solution if we cannot attain renunciation to the material world

In the second verse of the nine types of devotion in Shri Ram Charit Manas, it is advised that do not wipe out attachment but change its direction. This will also change the direction of life.

Look, there are only two things to listen to in this world:

1) God’s Katha,

2) Distress in the world.

Yes, Katha of the world is distressing. The cause of life and death as well as bondage is attachment to the world. Distress then follows. Should we gain affection for God through some means, then not only will our attachment for the world go, but also, sorrows as well as the cycle of life and death will cease.

 

How can we gain affection to God?

The one and only means to gain affection for God is to improve our company. Associate with those who when they speak, it is God’s Katha only. Keep the company of spiritual leaders. If there is talk of the material world anywhere then move far from there. Repeatedly remember and contemplate on what spiritual leaders say, God’s name and thoughts from the scriptures.

When a lustful person is working, he/she is constantly thinking of their beloved. Similarly, perform all tasks and simultaneously, remember a saint and his/her words. By doing this, you will have done plenty. This is the means of all means.

This is:

Pratham bhagati santan kar sangā, dūsrī rati mama Kathā prasangā

Meaning, the first devotion is the association of saints and the second is increasing affection for Katha.

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