On 25th June 2017 was the last Sunday of the month, it was the day of the monthly Hanuman Chalisa Satsang at Vedanta Ashram, Indore. As usual the program began at 6.30 PM with lovely Bhajans by the Bajrangbali Bhaktas. Later after the arrival of Poojya Guruji on the Vyasa Peetha and his swagat, there was a lovely Bhajan by GC Vyasa (given below) – He Mere Gurudev Pranam.
Then there was the congregational chanting of Hanuman Chalisa. Finally Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji continued his yet another enlightening pravachan on the 20th chaupayi – दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते, सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हारे तेते।
Continuing his pravachan on the 20th chaupayi of Hanuman Chalisa, Poojya Guruji said that this chaupayi is right in the center of the chaupayi and is thus having a special place. Its message is also special. Everyone in the world is pursuing some goal or the other, and it should be rightfully be there for all. It is the existence of a goal that life gets to have some meaning & challenge. Whatever we cherish alone becomes the source of our joys & sorrows. So everyone’s life can be summarized in this sentence that first we have a great & durgam goal, and then with hard & intelligent work we make it sugam or attainable. In fact we all should necessarily have some durgam goal and then go about attaining it. That’s the challenge and also the joy of life. Now the question is that how is durgam made into sugam. Here Goswamiji says that belief in God plays an important part in this endeavor. ‘O Hanumanji devotion unto you makes all my durgam challenges so sugam.’ But the question is how?
Do we have to just go & pray to Hanumanji and then he gets the work done. Well, that sounds too childish and is even wrong, obviously there is something more to it. Our devotion & worship etc have no doubt an important but also just a small part to play. That is why we have all the scriptures like Gita etc. Prayers should always be complemented with Self-effort. An intelligent mix of both Prarthana & Purushartha is required. The blessings of faith & devotion is more to be reflected in purushartha. Bhagwad Gita reveals to us that Art of Karma, which has an intelligent mix of both. The point which Poojya Guruji highlighted was firstly the very choice of our goals. Discernment of our goal of life is very critical. It should reflect our deep-rooted inclination. We need to have love to for goal. This has been termed as our ‘swadharma or sahaj karma’, and is as per our varna or prakruti. This is basically that for which the benevolent creator has created us for and sent to this world. We need to look upon us as messengers of God, who has come here for a special mission. If this is how we see ourselves and our goal – then this very perception brings about a paradigm shift in our state of mind & values – all for the better. Whenever love is the foundation of life, then alone man attain the unimaginable, and there are so many examples in the world validating this basic principle. Once a person is a Messenger of God then they shall definitely cherish all that which God teaches us. Our very identity is always associated with God – this is what we see in Hanumanji when he was standing in front of Ravana, and answering his questions about who he really is. Ram-Doota. Ego-centric life alone brings all anxieties & problems in life, and not an inspired loving life in a way by which even the creator is happy. It is this attitude which makes the almost impossible also possible.
After the pravachan there was Aarti and finally prasad was given to all devotees.