“Shri Saibaba made a truly auspicious beginning for the emancipation of the entire community and his work has been a demonstration of work dedicated to humanity. Through the path of deepest devotion Saibaba’s work has reached across the world today and the same tradition has been bestowed on the world through the medium of meditation by Shree Swami Shivkrupanand”. This was observed by Mr. Shripad Naik, Hon Minister for Ayush, Government of India.
Mr. Shripad Naik was speaking after he inaugurated the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp by Shri Swami Shivkrupanandaji organised by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Mahotsav. On this occasion Sansthan Chairman Dr. Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Mr. Chandrashekhar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Rubal Agrawal, Member of Parliament Mr. Sadashiv Lokhande, Trustees S/Shri. Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Pratap Bhosale, Trustee and President Municipal Council Mrs. Yogitatai Shelke, Dy Collector Mr. Manoj Ghode Patil, representatives of various religions, Chairman Janglee Maharaj Ashram Mr. Nandkumar Suryawanshi, Mr. Anuragji, Mr Ambareeshji and Ms Shaswatiji (all Life Time Trustees) and Mr. Girish Borkar, Managing Trustee from Yoga Prabha Bharati (Seva Sanstha) Trust, 400 accomplished devotees from 22 countries, and more than 20,000 devotees from 15 states of the country were present on this occasion.
Mr. Shripad Naik further observed that Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji has brought the Samarpan Meditation values from the Himalayas and we are receiving a way to attain absolution of the soul through this meditation. The prosperity in life beyond caste and religion is being created through this medium. The humanitarian welfare work started by Shri Saibaba has reached everywhere and Shri Sai Temples are being established all over the world through this. A power to convert man to a proper man through a devotional way has been created and the work started by Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji through the medium of Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is reaching countries across the world.
Sansthan Chairman Dr. Suresh Haware said that Shri Saibaba gave the mantra of faith and patience. At the same time, he also gave a technique or tantra of serving the poor. Sansthan has been organising various religious, social, cultural, paduka darshan and other programs on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations and the present Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp is a part of these programs. I received an inspiration to organise this Samarpan Dhyanyog Camp at Shirdi due to a camp at Surat by Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji. Peace, happiness and contentment are essential for the common man and everyone here will definitely achieve the same through this Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp. Dr. Haware thanked Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji for organising this camp at Shirdi.
While providing guidance at the Samarpan Dhyanyog Mega Camp after the inauguration Shree Swami Shivkrupanandji said that ‘Sai is in himself the God’ He was present yesterday, is present today and will be present tomorrow as well. With the development of human civilisation various methods of worship also came up on the horizon. However, the instructions provided by these were unable to bring internal changes in human beings. The Himalayan Gurus found a way to do this through Samarpan Dhyanyog for inculcation of values in human beings. Here no instructions are provided from outside. Only the pious values are transferred from one pure soul into another pure soul. Once the Samarpan values are inculcated self-realisation and awakening takes place, the knowledge as to what is wrong and what is right arrives from within one’s self alone.
The knowledge contained in different religious books can provide information on God. However, the same cannot bestow an experience of God on you. This experience is never possible without a living Guru. Unless you receive the seed of spirituality from a living Guru, you cannot achieve any spiritual progress. Seekers can reach a living Guru through prayers at the Samadhi of a Samadhist Guru. Swamiji then gave a message from Shri Sai about God…The message is — God resides in everyone and it is not necessary to search for him outside. Meditation means to connect God to our life without leaving anything that you are doing at the moment. Swamiji gave a mantra ‘I am a pious soul, I am a pure soul’ and held a ten minutes meditation session for the devotees present for the camp.
Chief Executive Officer of the Sansthan Smt. Rubal Agrawal introduced the program and Vice Chairman of the Sansthan Mr. Chandrashekhar Kadam proposed a vote of thanks.