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Dazzling Dedication

Enlightened Masters are abodes where all the divine virtues reside together. Pujya Gurudevshri is one such treasure chest of extraordinary qualities. Let us marvel at His remarkable virtues and get inspired to kindle them in ourselves

It is that time when we re-define our goals and strengthen our resolutions to achieve them. And who else can be a better source of inspiration than Pujya Gurudevshri!

The propelling force behind Pujya Gurudevshri’s stupendous success is His dedication towards achieving His targets. And where there is dedication, it automatically entails qualities like Discipline, Time Management, Punctuality in realising the goals.

Discipline

Pujya Gurudevshri’s utmost zeal, both towards His personal goal of Spiritual Perfection as well as His role as a Spiritual Mentor, has effortlessly interwoven pristine discipline in all that He does.

For Pujya Gurudevshri, the time He wakes up every morning is His commitment to His Lord, Param Krupalu Dev. Irrespective of what time He sleeps, He wakes up at the same time and engages in His Sadhana. His schedule of daily routine remains unaltered, come rain or shine. Once He has allotted a fixed hour for physical exercise, wherever He may be in the world, if it is that hour in the local clock, one can safely assume that He would be exercising. While we consider sticking to a plan as a great achievement, Pujya Gurudevshri believes in staying ahead of the plan. At any given point of time, He is well ahead of His schedule of Bhakti, Swadhyay, Maun, etc., thus giving Him space to cater to emergencies without failing in His commitments to His Lord.

Contrary to the belief that discipline takes away one’s freedom, Pujya Gurudevshri professes that discipline in the smallest of activities helps one remain stress-free. With this insight, Pujya Gurudevshri has incorporated right discipline in all the Mission’s activities. Today, if one feels an instant elevation and purity as soon as he steps in the Ashram, it is because of the perfect discipline laid down by Pujya Gurudevshri and the same being followed in spirit by the aspirants. A set discipline of Bhakti, Swadhyay, etc. for the Arpit Family as well as for the centres across the world has helped the aspirants advance joyously towards their higher goal in life. It is reflected in individuals in their prime youth embracing Atmarpit Diksha and elders adopting the Vanprastha way of life. Pujya Gurudevshri also expects a disciplined effort from the sevaks of the Mission. Pujya Gurudevshri has maintained that He would not do inauguration of any seva project, in execution of which deadline has been broken, thus inspiring the sevaks to perform seva in a disciplined manner.

Time Management

How many times have we wondered ‘How Pujya Gurudevshri manages so many activities in the same 24 hours of the day that we too get! Yet He remains ever relaxed and can even take out time for informal events like outings or meals with aspirants!’

The key to this is Pujya Gurudevshri’s ability to perfectly manage His time. He prioritises His goals and efficiently includes them in His schedule. Pujya Gurudevshri plans His days and months with the most important activities taking the prime time of His schedule. He keeps space for contingencies and also provides some time between two activities. This is needed to move on from task to task without feeling stressed and giving optimum performance in the tasks.

Pujya Gurudevshri also encourages aspirants and sevaks to manage their time effectively. He guides them how to divide their time between various aspects of their life like spiritual goals, professional commitments, family responsibilities as well as seva targets. Pujya Gurudevshri sharing His yearly planner with the aspirants has helped them learn how they too can manage their time optimally.

Punctuality

Even in a busy schedule, Pujya Gurudevshri is never late for any event – be it His personal sadhana or a public commitment. An embodiment of humility, Pujya Gurudevshri respects every minute of every person, no matter from what background he is. And so timeliness is His way of life! “Before departing from home, He would turn up ready five minutes before me”, shares a devotee at whose residence Pujya Gurudevshri had stayed during a dharmayatra. Pujya Gurudevshri motivates seekers too to inculcate punctuality in their life. Guiding one of the sevaks He had said, “By being late, it is not just the time that you lose, you even lose the trust of the other person. If your 5.00 p.m. is not 5.00 p.m., the other person subtly gets the message that anything that you commit will not remain the same.”

Let Us Be Like Him!
Let us not stop at just applauding His qualities. Let us take steps to cultivate them within us.

  • Discipline – Give higher importance to His ajnas than your desires and never let mood swings sway you away from following the Ajnas.
  • Time Management – Prioritise your tasks and fill your best time slot with your most important task. Do not spend time in wasteful tasks.
  • Punctuality – The best way to cultivate punctuality is to practise it. Practise self-punishment for being late.

Your discipline highlights Your unparalleled determination,
Your time management and punctuality reflect dedication in action,
While singing Your glory, from our bondages may we break free,
Oh Master of virtues, we bow down to Thee!

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