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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON SATSANG DIKSHA HELD AT SARANGPUR

October 22, 2021 07:56 AM

Raj Sadosh

  
  
Abohar.: A 5-day seminar titled ‘Satsang Diksha: Perspectives on Enhancing Daily Living’ was organized in Sarangpur by the joint collaboration of the AARSH Research Centre Gandhinagar and the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya in Sarangpur in Gujarat.

Mahant Swami Maharaj lit the inaugural lamp and said, “It was my wish that a small text which concisely encapsulates the eternal wisdom revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the Gunatit Gurus be written.

Dr. Murlidhar Sharma, Chancellor of Kendriya Sanskrit University (Tirupati) said, “When viewed from the two parameters of Vedic authenticity and modern relevance, the Satsang Diksha is a shastra that is absolutely relevant for today’s age, and contains the essence of the Vedas and Shrutis.”

34 scholars from India, 10 from America, 7 from England, 1 from Canada, 1 from France and 1 from South Africa presented papers on various topics, including, philosophy, sadhana, mukti, translations, grammar, Sankhya, atma, God’s all-doership, child and youth development, family unity, world peace and social harmony.

34 scholars from India, 10 from America, 7 from England, 1 from Canada, 1 from France and 1 from South Africa presented papers on various topics, including, philosophy, sadhana, mukti, translations, grammar, Sankhya, atma, God’s all-doership, child and youth development, family unity, world peace and social harmony.

Among the scholars who chaired the seminar sessions were: Dr. Lalit Patel, Vice Chancellor, Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval; Ravindra Pandaji, Former Head of Department, M.S. University, Vadodara; Amrut Lal Bhogayata, Principal Acharya, Sandipani Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad; Prof. Dr. Niranjan Patel, Head of PG Studies, Sardar Patel University, Vidyanagar; Prof. Ram KishoreTripathi, Former Principal, Vartantu Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Ahmedabad; Dr. Jitendra Shah, Former Principal, L.D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad; Prof. Govind Patel, Former Principal, Gurjar Pradesh Sanskrit Pathshala, Gandhinagar; Dr. Bipin Joshi, Former Principal, Babdeshwar Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Porbandar.

Scholars from University of Toronto, University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of California, University of Cape Town, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Shri Somnath Sanskrit University and other academic institutions presented papers.

Dr. Niranjan Patel said, “Satsang Diksha is for the benefit of all and will help people to know themselves. It is a text that can produce model citizens and human beings. It represents India’s traditions.” Ravindra Panda said, “This shastra is written in a simple language, yet gives complex and deep ideas.”

Dr. Bipin Joshi said, “We can say with certainty that anyone who lives by this Shastra will become wise and respected in society.”

Sarju Patel of Chicago University said, “This seminar has demonstrated that there is no spiritual topic not touched upon in this shastra.”

Puja-Arti Patel of Cambridge University said, “This seminar has merely covered one percent of the content of this shastra.”

 
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