It is simple. Each one of us comes to this earth with a mind of his own. He faces the influences of his surrounding and molds his identity.
Saints in India have been advising the human generations on how to organize life. Sant Shree Gajanan of Shegaon is the latest in the line of these saints. He wore no crowns, never delivered surmons, gold and silver were to him the atoms of any other matter. His messages are very simple.
1) Understand and conduct yourself. With his own example of living he demonstrated how to conduct oneself in their world infected with the six vices.
2) Understand the universe around you.
In a simple mantra he preached gan gan ganat bote “each part of the universe is part and parcel of the eternal.”
This particle include all that is living, movable and immovable.
3) Live and let live.
He advised the management of the temple that no donations offered should be accommodated in the banks. It should be spent on the welfare of the devotees, poor and handicapped. The present managements runs forty two different programs for the welfare of the community. With the devotion of the managing committee it will flourish.
Nearly thirty five thousand devotees from near and far visit Shegaon every day to pay their regards to the saint, to learn how to live, and participate in welfare activities, and donate whatever they can to the cause.
Great saint, great devotees!
Rishi Mudgal lives in Portland, Oregon. A software professional who dedicated his life for Seva of Shri Gajanan Maharaj. Moderator of this website and also active contributor to “Shegaon-Prachar-Parivar” yahoo group.