Rajgita Jnan Yajna – Initiating Inner Journey of the Youth Captivating devotees, especially the youngsters worldwide, the magnificent Rajgita Jnan Yajnas are yet another instance of the Sadguru’s everflowing grace and blessings. Augmenting the Knowledge through Quizzes A quiz on the section ‘Expression of Disciple’s Enlightenment’ offered devotees in the Ashram with an opportunity to delve into the depths of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. The joyous participants were Yuvarpits (Nirvan Jhaveri, Sharan Kamdar, Mayra Jasani, Rhea Shah); Jivanarpits (Aditya Mehta, Pranay Doshi, Aastha Mehta, Ria Nisar); Hridayarpits (Ankit Goda, Gaurav Deliwala, Hrudini Dixit, Sohini Goda); Sarvarpits and NRI Elders (Aditi Dadha, Arpita Gandhi, Bhavya Shah, Sweta Shah); NRI Youth (Kiran Mehta, Rahil Mehta, Neha Lathia, Shebani Shah). Helping seekers worldwide strengthen their understanding of this wondrous composition, online quizzes were conducted by Swadhyaykars Atmarpits Rajuji, Smrutiji, Shivaniji, Fagunji, Siddhiji and Vidhiji. A total of 252 participants across 58 teams and over 750 viewers from around the world participated in the 13 online quiz sessions. It was indeed a visual treat to witness participants, both old and young, brimming with enthusiasm. The Nourishing Ninth Rajgita Jnan Yajna After cherishing the expression of the disciple’s gratitude and sharing of his exquisite experience, aspirants keenly awaited the ‘Upsamhar’ section of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. The laabh of being the Yajman of this Jnan Yajna was taken by Ketan Mehta and his wife Rupa Mehta from Dallas, USA. Atmarpit ‘Ji’s were blessed to light the holy lamp with Pujya Gurudevshri. In the concluding 15 verses, Param Krupalu Dev beautifully enumerates the possible pitfalls of the spiritual path and the characteristics of hypocrites, true seekers and Enlightened Ones. Param Krupalu Dev declares that the six schools of thoughts are encompassed in these six fundamental truths and with an in-depth contemplation of the same one becomes free of all doubts. With the analogy of disease-physician-regimen-medicine He skilfully explains how our metaphysical malady can be cured. Param Krupalu Dev describes the significance of earnest endeavour and then sheds light on the importance of integrating the absolute and relative viewpoints. He elucidates on the fact that the path of liberation essentially remains unchanged. He explains that in this pursuit, commands of a true Guru and the pure state of the Omniscient Ones are the instrumental causes. If one emphasises on the principal cause alone while abandoning the instrumental cause, he remains entangled in delusion. Param Krupalu Dev expounds the seven cardinal virtues of a seeker, and then reveals the inner state of Enlightened Ones. He concludes by indicating the benefit to be gained by this scripture and by offering innumerable salutations at the Lotus Feet of the Enlightened One, who though embodied delves in a state beyond the body. Explaining Pujya Gurudevshri’s discourses Atmarpit Rajuji conducted special sessions in Gujarati for those unfamiliar with English. Worshipping Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra with a Holy Pujan The morning of August 23, Shravan Vad Ekam, saw seekers gather to elevate themselves with a pulsating pujan of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra; as has been the holy tradition of venerating the sacred text on every Vad Ekam of this 125th year. Pujya Gurudevshri reverently worshipped Param Krupalu Dev and Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. 12 pairs of seekers performed pujan of the 12 sections of Shri Atmasiddhiji. The throbbing recitation along with connecting bhakti and dance dedications by devotees made the pujan exhilarating. Commemorating 125 years Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra, 125 animals were rescued from slaughterhouses and placed in safe animal shelters. As the Rajgita Jnan Yajnas reached culmination, hearts overflowed and heads bowed to venerate Param Krupalu Dev for composing Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra and Pujya Gurudevshri for divulging the secrets and essence of this magnum opus to the whole world, and especially to the youth in English.