Pujya Gurudevshri

[1974 – 1982]

It was when He was merely eight years old that Pujya Gurudevshri accidentally came across a book in which He first set sight on the divine picture of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji and instantly He went into trance for three continuous days. Memories of past events and instances flooded His young mind drawing Him immensely close to Shrimadji. He acknowledged Shrimadji as His Guru and surrendered completely, at His lotus feet.

Pujya Gurudevshri

From that moment on, His spiritual endeavours gathered unprecedented momentum. He would frequently slip into meditation, constantly experiencing a divine energy enveloping Him. Pujya Gurudevshri’s divinity attracted many saints, scholars and seekers who engaged in profound discussions about spirituality with Him. At that time, neither had He studied the scriptures, nor was He well-versed with the Gujarati language. However, in spite of having no prior knowledge of a subject, having heard the question, the answers were at the tip of His tongue and He was able to resolve doubts based on deep philosophical and religious subjects. His replies were accurate and convincing to even the most learned scholars!

Pujya Gurudevshri His ability to predict the future led to many people approaching Him for worldly matters. His compassion at first, invoked Him to answer their questions, but His Inner Self was not satisfied with this, and finally He withdrew His attention from those exceptional powers, focusing more on His spiritual endeavours.

From 1977, bhakti-satsang were organised regularly and gradually a congregation formed. It was at this time that the practice of addressing Him as ‘Gurudev’ began. On one hand, this ‘young boy’ continued His education at Activity High School in Mumbai, on the other hand, His spiritual maturity led numerous people on the path of Divinity.

Pujya Gurudevshri