Sadhana Camp Report
on flows the divine river!

Nit poojat Prabhu Paanvari

Preeti Naa Hridaya Samaati

Sadhana Camps are organised all over India so that the common man could get an opportunity to be face to face with Gurudev, present his problems to him and seek solutions to the same through the medium of Mantra Sadhanas, Meditation, Dikshas (spiritual initiation) and Tantra. Details of some coming Sadhana camps are given here.

16.1.2000, GANESH VISHNU MAHALAKSHMI SADHANA CAMP, JALGAON (MAHARASTRA)

17.1.2000, DIKSHA CAMP, PARATWADA, AMRAVATI (MAHARASTRA)

18.1.2000, SOORYA NAARAAYANN MAHALAKSHMI SADHANA CAMP, MULTAAI, BEITOOL (MADHYA PRADESH)

22-23.1.2000, KATRAASGARH, BIHAR

5.6.2000, NAVGRAH SIDDHI POORNNOTSAV CAMP, ALLAHABAD

20.2.2000, NIKHILESHWAR DIKSHA CEREMONY, BANGALORE

16.1.2000, GANESH VISHNU MAHALAKSHMI SADHANA CAMP, JALGAON (MAHARASTRA)

Jalgaon is a peaceful and beautiful city of Maharastra with very religious and humble people. Bedecked with natural beauty this city is unique in itself. Sadhaks eager to accomplish Ganesh Vishnu Lakshmi Sadhana had gathered wrapped in Guru shawls looking like real Rishis. The well decorated Sadhana Camp was redolent of the divine fragrance of Poojya Gurudev's presence. With the conclusion of Guru Poojan and Ganesh Poojan as soon as revered Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali stepped onto the stage the camp resonated with the loud hails of Jai Gurudev of hundreds of Sadhaks.

Flowers were offered on the picture of Bhagwatpaad Sadgurudev Paramhans Nikhileshwaranand accompanied by the recital of Swastivaachan by Sh. Ram Cheitanya Shastri. This was followed by offering of flowers by the organisers in the holy feet of Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali. Chief among them were Sh. Motiram, Dr. Praveen Goudi, Vasant Patil, Ramesh Patil etc. As a special blessing in the new millennium Gurudev gave some chosen Dikshas like Chaakshumati Diksha, Kriyaamaann Vishnu Lakshmi Diksha, Chetanaa Sanskaar Diksha and Manokamnaa Diksha to the Sadhaks along with Guru Diksha.

Addressing the disciples revered Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali said - just as the entire surroundings are enlightened by the rays of the sun, similarly I bless you that your hearts may be filled with divine light. May you be long lived and happy. One has to face all circumstances in this short life that is gained after several lives of Sadhana. It has its share of joys and sorrows. But this life does have some value. God's creation can never be in vain. Life sure is invaluable. One should not harbour negative thoughts in life. Moments of sorrow can be made favourable through Sadhanas, Dikshas and moments spent in the Guru's feet. I bless you that you may achieve the highest goal of human life and realise the secret behind it.

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17.1.2000, DIKSHA CAMP, PARATWADA, AMRAVATI (MAHARASTRA)

This single day Diksha camp shall be remembered in this place for a long time to come. The cries of joy and applause of the Sadhaks filled the entire camp. It seemed that after a long time such a pleasant event was taking place here. All Sadhaks were trying to get closer to Gurudev. Blessing them Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali said- Your lives are so filled with problems that your entire lives go waste in trying to overcome them. Hence one requires an Enlightened Master, a Guru who could guide one's life. Really fortunate is the individual who finds a Guru in his life - even his later generations are fortunate. I am very happy to be amongst you today. My real happiness and joy lies in my disciples. I pray for their very welfare.

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18.1.2000, SOORYA NAARAAYANN MAHALAKSHMI SADHANA CAMP, MULTAAI, BEITOOL (MADHYA PRADESH)

Sadgurudev had declared Beitool to be a Siddhashram district. The arrangements made by the organising team led by Sh. N.P.Shrivastav were really the best. By 9 o'clock the entire camp was packed with at least 6000 Sadhaks. On Gurudev's arrival he was welcomed with garlands by Sh. Vijay Sheel, Sh. P.S. Parmaar, Sh. I.D. Kumre, Sh. Sudheer Selokar and Sh. B.P.Dube. Nest Sh. Ram Cheitanya Shastri accomplished Guru Poojan. Whole atmosphere became charged with Guru energy and no eye was left tearless. It was also birthday of Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali. This made the day all the more special. Poojya Gurudev said- I have not come here to just give Dikshas or Sadhanas. I have come here to wipe away your tears forever. I bless you, may your life be joyous and prosperous.

After this Gurudev made the Sadhaks accomplish Sadhana and then gave Mahamrityunjay Dhanpradaataa Diksha, Manokamna Diksha and Chetanaa Sanskaar Diksha. Later Gurudev blessed the Sadhaks and wished that they could accomplish greater services for the Guru.

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22-23.1.2000, KATRAASGARH, BIHAR

The soil of Katraasgarh is black, still this city is significant as it generates an important part of electricity for the country and because the Sadhaks here are very white at heart. And the visit of Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali and Poojya Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali brought out this whiteness all the more. On 22nd January the Sadhana camp stood decorated like a bride. Sadhaks filled with joy waited impatiently for a glimpse of their loved Gurus, because the coming of divine beings, real Gurus is nothing less than a mega festival which is very rare. Sometime may be Buddha and Mahavir had tread on this land and now on this day the atmosphere seemed to permeate with divine joy as Param Poojaya Sadgurudev Nikhil's holy presence graced this place. A seed of highest spiritual virtues was planted in the heart of Sadhaks which some day would germinate, grow into a plant and become a shady tree that would benefit all.

The land of Bihar has been a birth place for great saints, Gurus and Sanyasis. The glory of the ancient universities of Nalanda and Takshila lives on in our minds. A Sadhana Camp in this place is always a spiritual treat. On commencement of the Camp Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali and Poojya Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali offered flowers in the feet of Bhagwadpaad Sadgurudev Nikhil and prayed for the welfare of all disciples. The Gurus were welcomed by members of the organising team Sh. J.P.Singh, Sh. Girija Shankar Yadav, Sh. Satyanand Singh, Sh. Pradeep Bhavani, Sh. J.P. Thakur, Sh. Lalan K. Singh, Sh. K.C. Pathak, Sh. Manu Chaudhari, Sh. P.R. Taa with garlands.

On the first day of the camp addressing the disciples Gurudev said - "You are all stars belonging to the sky that is our Lord Nikhil, you are precious gems polished from crude form very carefully by the Lord. We have come here to embrace you all. Bihar is the land of Chandra Gupta Maurya, where a great diplomat like Chanakya was born. It is the land of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, of Lord Buddha - a land from which the entire world gained knowledge. The land is known as Bihar. This is a land of the brave, of saints and great souls, I bow to it."

"The age in which we live is very poisonous, yet our Lord Nikhil has consumed the poison of his disciples' sorrows like Shiva and has propelled his disciples towards the supreme element. You have devoted yourself in the feet of Sadgurudev, now it is the duty of the Guru to bestow food fortune upon the disciples and take them to Siddhashram."

After this Guru Diksha, Shaapoddhar Diksha, Paap Mochini Diksha and Bhaagya Dosh Nivarann Diksha were given. In his discourse Poojya Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali said - Just as the human body starts to smell one day without bath similarly Sadhanas and Dikshas are needed for the cleansing of the mind and heart. This is why Gurus started the system of Dikshas so that the mind, body and soul could be purified. The mind is very wavering for it has countless desires. And when those desires are not fulfilled the mind is beset with complexes. It is the duty of a disciple to become one with Sadgurudev Nikhil by fulfilling all desires and keeping the mind pure. Diksha means to fuse oneself totally with the Guru. Through Diksha the mind of a person loses itself in the Guru or the Lord.

All Sadhaks got a chance to touch the feet of Gurudev in the last round of the camp.

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5.6.2000, NAVGRAH SIDDHI POORNNOTSAV CAMP, ALLAHABAD

In the rare moments of a solar eclipse of an Amavasya (moonless night) started a Sadhana Camp under the benign blessings of Bhagwadpaad Sadgurudev Nikhil with the feeling of well being of the entire community.Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali and Poojya Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali graced the occasion. They were welcomed on the stage by Sh. S.K.Mishra, Sh. Vasant Shrivastav, Rajendra Singh Bhadouriya, Dr. Pramod Yadav and Shree Hem Singh.

In his discourse Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali said - "The soil here at Prayag is more fragrant than even sandalwood. It would be great and I would feel much happy if you could make the best use of these special moments in this special place to get rid of all your shortcomings and make your minds pure. I bless you with this very thought. This is the land where even our Rishis had done very hard Sadhanas, where several saints worked for the welfare of mankind and where several important texts were written."

"In these propitious moments I want your and my mind to be one. By losing oneself in the Guru all sins are neutralised and the flame of true knowledge is lit. We had taken some pledges on the occasion of Guru Poornnima last year. We are moving towards the fulfillment of those very wishes. We are succeeding only through the blessings of Sadgurudev. He is always there with us. We have not come here for just taking a dip in the Ganga, rather we have come to devote ourselves in the feet of Sadgurudev. We have to take a dip in the ocean of true knowledge of the Guru. A dip in the river only purifies the body but a dip in the Guru Ganga purifies both the body and the mind. I hope you would always remain in contact with the Guru through the medium of selfless service. Only then can life become total and fulfilled."

"I come each year in this month for a dip in Sangam (confluence of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati). Each year the number of pilgrims foes on increasing. But you should also encourage others to take a dip in the Guru Ganga. This place is also important because when Lord Rama was returning to Ayodhya from exile he performed some important rituals here for the good of his ancestors."

This discourse was succeeded by Dikshas. Thereafter Sadhaks met Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali for gaining solutions to their problems. Some disciples said to Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali - O Gurudev! Today it is Amavasya as well as solar eclipse. Do something on this special day so that we could get rid of such a life which is full of poverty, sorrows, ailments and pains. If we are not able to make our lives happy, if we are not able to pierce the secret of life, if we are not able to reach Siddhashram even after having met you than our lives shall go waste. So give us some Sadhana or Diksha so that we could change our fortunes, so that we could sit in your holy feet and so that the world could know what is gained in the divine company of a real Guru. Having met you we do not want to remain strangled by orthodox customs. On this special day please grant us the supreme knowledge of transforming ourselves from Nars (ordinary humans) into Narayans (divine beings).

Moved by this heart touching prayer of the Sadhaks revered Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali gave Bhaagyonnati Mahaamrityunjaya Diksha through Shaktipaat to the Sadhaks and blessing them he said - I pray to Sadgurudev Nikhil for a happy life for all of you.

The next day at 9 am a procession was taken out. Seated on a well decorated chariot Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali and Poojya Gurudev Sh. Arvind Shrimali looked like two divine beings. All Sadhaks dressed in yellow followed the chariot accompanied by a musical band. Singing devotional songs the Sadhaks danced and jumped about in sheer joy. It was a really wonderful moment when Sh. Ram Cheitanya Shastri put a mark of vermilion on the foreheads of the Gurus, welcomed them with garlands and prayed to them for permission to move towards Sangam. Huge crowds of pilgrims too witnessed the procession with amazement writ large on their faces. The procession lasted for three hours.

In the second round of the Camp Poojya Gurudev Sh. Kailash Chandra Shrimali gave Trishakti Diksha which assimilates the powers of all the three goddesses namely Mahalakshmi, Mahakali and Mahasaraswati. Blessing the disciples he directed the disciples to continue with their duty towards the society and with this bid farewell.

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20.2.2000, NIKHILESHWAR DIKSHA CEREMONY, BANGALORE

Bangalore is called the modern computer capital of India. A Sadhana camp was being organised in this peaceful metro after a period of five years. Even the engineers of this capital city realised that in this fast age Mantras and Sadhanas are very important to get rid of mental tensions and to gain total peace.This is why when Poojya Gurudev Nand Kishore Shrimali landed at Bangalore on the 19th of Feb. at 10 am he was welcomed by a large crowd of Sadhaks chanting Jai Gurudev. When face to face with old and new Sadhaks he said - If we remain united we can spread the light of Sadgurudev's divine knowledge in all directions. The Diksha ceremony started right at 10 am on the 20th. According to Karnatak tradition Gurudev was welcomed by Sadhaks who placed a ceremonial turban on his head and applied a mark of vermilion on his forehead. This was followed by garlanding him with a really heavy garland. The hall of Karnatak Regional Maratha Council was decorated like a newly wed bride and there all Sadhaks sat wrapped in yellow Guru Shawls. First Revered Gurudev Nand Kishore Shrimali offered devotional flowers on the picture of Sadgurudev Nikhil and then offered prayers to Sadgurudev and Lord Ganpati.

In his discourse Gurudev Nand Kishore Shrimali said - Lord Shiva, Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Vishnu are worshipped all over world. Every person prays to the Lord in his own tongue. But the Lord listens to everybody and not the language but the feelings of the heart are more important to Him. Whatever be one's language what is more important is that prayers should be offered with true feelings.

He also added - If you devote just half an hour daily to meditation, Mantra recital then the rest of 23 and a half hours could be spent tension free and in total peace. While giving Guru Diksha to new Sadhaks he said - Guru is not just a link with the Divine, rather through Him you could attain totality in life. Even the Guru feels very happy in imparting his knowledge to his disciples. Diksha is not a bondage, rather it is a method of attaining total freedom and moving towards God or Divine Joy.

The Sadhaks seemed to overflow with exuberance in this programme which went on all day long. The efforts of Sh. Krishna Gouda who had been working for the past two months to arrange this camp were praiseworthy. Equally laudable were the efforts of Sh. Gurudutt, Sh. Naagendra, Sh. Bhaskar and Sh. B.P.Naagraaj. With this was also inaugurated the Bangalore branch of Siddhashram Sadhak Parivar at the residence of Sh. Krishna Gouda.

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