Virtual Meet with The Master 2021 For multitudes of devotees across the globe longing for a glimpse of the Master, craving for His smile and yearning for His words; the Virtual Meet came as an occasion for abundant celebration. Obsessed with Devotion: Oceania and Far East Diving deep into the sea of divine union, devotees of Oceania and Far East radiated joy as Pujya Gurudevshri appeared on the screen for the much-awaited Virtual Meet. Gleaming faces of aspirants from cities in Oceania, namely Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and from places in the Far East such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kobe, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore flooded the television screens. On behalf of everyone, leader of the Sydney Satsang Centre, Dhaval Ghelani offered Pujya Gurudevshri a card with a poem based on Patrank 843 from this year’s Paryushan Mahaparva where he joyously shared the region-wise spiritual goals and commitments. Terming the spiritual interest shown by mumukshus as ‘amazing’ – in watching Paryushan pravachans Live despite the odd hours – the Master appreciated their love and devotion for Param Krupalu Dev. Signing off, He guided them to imbibe the art of remaining connected from within so that there is never any distance with the Divine. Immersed in Divinity: IndiaEast India Effortlessly reaching the hearts of the young and old alike, Pujya Gurudevshri interacted with devotees from the cities of East India such as Bokaro, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Guwahati, Jamshedpur and Kolkata. While mumukshus of Kolkata welcomed Pujya Gurudevshri by reciting a poem encapsulating points from His pravachans on Patrank 843 some others sang a song for Him. Interacting with the aspirants, Pujya Gurudevshri lovingly explained that life is all about connection. It is a constant adjustment between the external and the internal. While the external situations keep changing, one’s internal states have to be calm, cheerful, and peaceful. South India Breathing in a new lease of life in devotees of South India, Pujya Gurudevshri’s Virtual Meet included Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangaluru, Puducherry, Secunderabad and Vishakhapatnam. Endorsing the cheerful faces of the seekers, the Master stated that, “All are blooming, shining.” By encouraging the children, inspiring the youth and navigating the adults Pujya Gurudevshri touched every soul. He guided them to move at least a step ahead than the previous day, in their awareness. He concluded by saying each day is precious and always keep Param Krupalu Dev at the centre of your life. West and Central India As the Virtual Meet commenced devotees from places in Gujarat such as Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Botad, Jamnagar, Navsari, Rajkot, Surat, Surendranagar and Vadodara, and from other locations such as Akola, Amravati, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune and Raipur adoringly welcomed Pujya Gurudevshri. The Master compassionately explained the prime importance of spiritual pursuit and that one cannot afford a spiritual holiday for even a single day. Pujya Gurudevshri stirred the seekers to direct all their love towards the Divine. Quoting Param Krupalu Dev, the Master declared that the Enlightened One as well as those in His refuge both are on the path of liberation. Absorbed in Sacredness: Africa and Middle East Ecstatic devotees from Kampala and Nairobi in Africa and from Dubai, Muscat and Sharjah in the Middle East joined the Virtual Meet to convey their feelings to the Master. Seekers of Africa articulated their love by singing devotional songs. They shared how the Paryushan Mahaparva discourses were transforming their lives. Pujya Gurudevshri endorsed their strong connection and beautifully explained to them that just like being in an air-conditioned room insulates one from external temperature fluctuations, similarly, being in satsang connects you within and detaches you from external events. Addressing Muscat as Vrindavan, Pujya Gurudevshri expressed that the devotees looked immersed in devotion. Expounding the path of devotion, He stated that as we progress on the spiritual path, our prayers change from ‘sorry’ and ‘please’ to only ‘Thank You’ for all the grace showered upon us. Elated in Connection: Europe Just like a peacock spreads open its feathers when dancing during the rains, depicting their inner delight, devotees of Antwerp, Birmingham, Hamilton, Helsinki, Leicester, London and Manchester offered ‘A Dance of Joy’ to their beloved Master. It was a pleasure to watch the synchronised performance by the devotees across cities. Throwing away their umbrella of ego and self-willed behaviour, seekers emphatically announced that they were ready to get drenched in Pujya Gurudevshri’s showers of love and grace. Directing their inner compass, the Master explained that seekers should learn to be happy here and now. Only inner states are in one’s control, and so the inner connection must be sustained. The worth of the world in one’s heart needs to be devalued and to attain this one needs to imbibe the glory of the soul from the Enlightened Master. Pujya Gurudevshri also shared that as a seeker it is imperative that we spend some time with ourselves every day. That we disconnect from the role and anchor ourselves within. Blessing devotees with a master-key, Pujya Gurudevshri concluded by saying, just maintain devotion for the Lord. Nurtured in Piousness: North AmericaCanada Canada experienced a gush of emotions as devotees from Mississauga, St. Catharines, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg eagerly joined in for the Virtual Meet. The Master opened the interaction by expressing how He remembered Canada and the fervour of the devotees. He said that spirituality adds to the cheers of life; it brings dynamism and enthusiasm. He gave them the wonderful rule that spiritual progress is inversely proportional to one’s dependency on the world. Eastern USA From tears to broad smiles at the very glimpse of their Master, devotees from Cherry Hill, Delaware, Edison, Long Island, North Carolina, Parsippany, Philadelphia, Princeton, Queens, Richmond, Rutherford and Washington geared up for the Virtual Meet. Infusing them with love, the Master expressed that with Param Krupalu Dev in our lives everything is joyous. Blessing them with keys to inner engineering, He stated watch your thoughts, trace the effects of your thoughts, alter your attitude and change your thinking. Central USA Connecting with the ever-vibrant devotees of Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Orlando and Tampa, Pujya Gurudevshri’s warmth touched one and all. Providing them with spiritual direction, He encouraged them to elevate their spirits to higher levels and to strive for steady bliss. Guiding the youth towards a God-centric life, Pujya Gurudevshri said that it is not that we like the world less, but we like Param Krupalu Dev more. Western USA Aspirants from Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle offered a dedication centred around pravachans on Patrank 843 emphatically declaring that with Param Krupalu Dev and Pujya Gurudevshri as their engine, these coaches would surely reach their final destination of liberation. Tugging at the heart strings of devotees, Pujya Gurudevshri affirmed that deep love and devotion for the Divine is enough to wither away attachment for sense objects. Devotees can only profusely thank Param Krupalu Dev and Pujya Gurudevshri for making the path so clear and so joyous. May we develop deep inclination towards the spiritual path, steadily tread it and attain the goal by Their grace!