Vibrant Visionary 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 Dreamers are many, but few can actually materialise what they have envisaged. While many lose it in being too optimistic or pessimistic, rare are the ones who can be realistic in their vision of future and thereby make their vision a reality. It requires a high level of awareness, vast knowledge and broad thinking free of attachments and aversions to be a true visionary. Pujya Gurudevshri is a living example of a visionary par excellence. Drawn by His unfathomable compassion, He has envisioned spiritual upliftment of numerous souls and is diligently planning, organising and executing to make the vision a reality. Let us marvel at His foresight, planning and organisation skills. Fabulous Foresight Pujya Gurudevshri had envisioned the multifold growth of the Mission, much before the Mission was formally launched! To facilitate regular practice of spiritual activities, Pujya Gurudevshri had initiated the search for an Ashram in the late nineties. After extensive research, 223 acres of land in Dharampur was finalised as the site of the Ashram. While one could have thought that it was much more than the requirement for the number of followers at that time, Pujya Gurudevshri’s foresight could see the significant growth in the number of seekers arriving at the Ashram in future. It is due to His foresight that we all are today eagerly awaiting our spiritual home in the pious vibes of the Ashram, being constructed under Sadguru Prerna. Pujya Gurudevshri also has a vision for each of us. He has visualised us eternally residing amongst the liberated over the Siddhashila. The ajnas that we receive from Him are carefully handcrafted to that end. And we have witnessed the wondrous evolution His ajnas can bring about, in the remarkable transformation from a naughty Hridayarpit Nemi Avlani to a dedicated Atmarpit Nemiji! Truly, it is His vision that is instrumental in bringing about these marvellous revolutions. Meticulous Planning Successful visionaries along with having the end goal in sight, have a perfect road map charted towards that goal. And we see the same in the impeccable planning skills of Pujya Gurudevshri in each and every undertaking of the Mission. The features of His flawless planning include: Goal Setting: For each endeavour at hand He has a clear goal defined for it. The goal, aligned to the higher purpose, is SMART- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Charting: Having set the goal, He vigilantly plans the route to achieve the goal. Taking into consideration the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats a clear plan is laid down. Scheduling: Pujya Gurudevshri firmly believes that a successful project is worth only if it is commissioned in a timely manner. And hence, having the goal defined with a deadline, He works backwards prioritising and scheduling the tasks such that the end goal can be achieved without stress or going in emergency mode. Contingency planning: Well aware of the fact that uncertainties can crop up anytime, Pujya Gurudevshri plans for unforeseen events too. He has a Plan B ready to cover the risk factors. Monitoring: Once the execution of the plan has begun, Pujya Gurudevshri monitors its progress regularly. If and when needed, He is sensitive to make changes in the plans so as to achieve the end goal in timely manner. The above features form the backbone of all His endeavours and hence we see the Mission growing multi-fold under His able guidance. Organisation Extraordinaire Coupled with His planning skills, His extraordinary Organisation skills augment the successful realisation of His vision. Formation of Arpit Family: Well aware of basic human nature that people belonging to a particular age group or background usually have similar mindsets, needs and challenges, Pujya Gurudevshri has formed the Arpit groups based on age. This has ensured that seekers’ personal and spiritual growth gets a boost from their peers. Organising Seva Teams: Pujya Gurudevshri ensures a perfect mix of experienced and novice sevaks while forming seva teams. At one instance He shared that if there is a group of five sevaks, He would have three experienced sevaks and two new ones. The experienced sevaks ensure that the task is executed properly while the new ones bring in fresh ideas and get trained. It is only due to His organisational abilities that a Mission involving thousands of seekers and numerous parallel activities is functioning as an integrated unit. Let Us Be Like Him! Let us not stop at just applauding His qualities. Let us take steps to cultivate them within us. Develop a Vision: Have a clear vision for your aim in life. Craft a vivid mental picture of how you would want yourself to be five, ten, twenty, fifty years down the line. Plan: Develop a detailed action plan with time-bound milestones to transform your vision into reality. Execute the plan and monitor its progress from time to time. Organise: Organise your daily activities such that they are in sync with your vision and plan. Allocate specific time of the day to each goal to ensure that you are properly nurturing all your goals. Your vision and foresight leave us spellbound, In Your planning and organisation, excellence oozes abound, You inspire and elevate through your virtues infinite, O Beloved! Through Your precise guidance, may we attain such spiritual height.