The Fervour of Rajgita Jnan Yajna Engulfs the Youth Worldwide Param Krupalu Dev’s magnum opus the pious Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra’s spiritually rich message has won the hearts of youngsters in the first Rajgita Jnan Yajna itself. In His loving and benevolent style, Pujya Gurudevshri had explained not just the meanings but also revealed the significance of the first 23 verses of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. The youth were memorising verses, having deep discussions, making personal notes and helping each other get the essence of each verse as expounded by the beloved Master. Enthralling Quizzes Before the commencement of the second Rajgita Jnan Yajna, quizzes were organised for checking the understanding obtained in the first Rajgita Jnan Yajna. Based on the ‘Upodghat’ section the quiz at the Ashram was conducted by Atmarpit Apurvaji, especially for the youth. Pujya Gurudevshri endearingly expressed His appreciation for the sincerity and efforts put in by the youth. The ceaseless compassion of Pujya Gurudevshri flowed for those not present in the Ashram as He planned a similar online quiz for their benefit. The quiz was conducted by Atmarpits Rajuji, Smrutiji, Shivaniji, Siddhiji and Vidhiji. Devotees from cities across the length and breadth of India and from countries around the world like USA, Canada, UK, Kenya, UAE, Oman, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand participated in the quiz with zest and zeal. The Second Rajgita Jnan Yajna The seekers were now geared up to learn about the attributes of a ‘Matarthi’ (bigot) and an ‘Atmarthi’ (true seeker) in the second Rajgita Jnan Yajna. UK Raj Parivar had taken laabh of being the Yajman of this Yajna and mumukshus representing them were blessed to light the inaugural lamp with Pujya Gurudevshri and Atmarpit Nemiji. Through soul stirring discourses, Pujya Gurudevshri compassionately explained the attributes of a matarthi who keeps ego at the centre of his existence. He is either a victim of meaningless rituals or barren knowledge, without any longing for Self-realisation. This ignorance coupled with obstinacy takes him far from true spirituality. Pujya Gurudevshri illuminated that the sole purpose of Param Krupalu Dev in creating this section was to help locate any sort of bigotry in oneself and eliminate it. Highlighting the characteristics of an atmarthi, Pujya Gurudevshri said that he understands that Self-realisation is the hallmark of saintliness. Having found a Living Master he surrenders completely to Him with the single-pointed aim of liberation. In the Master’s refuge his virtues flourish leading to contemplation, Self-realisation and liberation. For those unfamiliar with the English language yet possessing a keen interest in understanding Pujya Gurudevshri’s exposition of the verses; special sessions based on that were conducted by Atmarpit Rajuji in Gujarati. Enticing Pujan of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra was composed on Aso Vad Ekam of V.S. 1952. Celebrating 125 years of this composition, every Vad Ekam is commemorated with a hallowed pujan. January 29, the morning of Posh Vad Ekam brought yet another opportunity for devotees to connect with the pious text. The Master adoringly venerated Param Krupalu Dev and did pujan of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. Twelve pairs of seekers had the great fortune of doing Ashtaprakari Pujan of this sacred text. Having memorised the first 23 verses, representing the NRI Youth, Pooshan Shah and Saloni Bhargava from USA recited the verses with great enthusiasm. It was a sight to behold Pujya Gurudevshri reverently enacting each verse with hand gestures as it was being recited, further instilling the importance of the text in devotees. On the joyous occasion 125 animals were rescued from slaughterhouses and placed in animal shelters. We bow down in gratitude at the Lotus Feet of Param Krupalu Dev and Pujya Gurudevshri for illuminating our path and guiding us on our inward journey.