On a Jatra to Idar Mountains, a land of spiritual striving for both Bhagwan Mahavir and Param Krupaludev Shrimad Rajchandra, Shree Raj Saubhag Mumukshus had the wonderful opportunity of viewing the original Atma Siddhi Shastra handwritten by Krupaludev.
Lovingly restored by the Shrimad Rajchandra Nijabhyas Mandap and Vihar Bhavan Trust, who are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Idar Ashram this year, the trustees very openly allowed devotional mumukshus the opportunity to see these transforming words in their original ink. The humble and naturally beautiful shelter epitomises the sentiment of the organisation to welcome seekers to spend time here dedicated to their inner striving, sadhana.
The fortunate pilgrims accompanied Param Pujya Bhaishree in taking 3 pradakshina or circambulating the Siddhshila Pat Krupaludev Temple carrying the sacred Shastra on their head. With much devotion, singing and dancing, mumukshus expressed their inner joy of holding this text. One could not hold back a smile. Being overcome by the personal importance of the occasion and the magnitude of importance of the words written by Krupaludev, mumukshus overflowed with happiness, glowed with love and radiated Ahobhav, respect and adoration for Shrimadji.
The book was then welcomed into the main Swadhyay Hall, where a vasakshep pujan was undertaken.
It was truly a momentous occasion of great punya for mumukshus who were then given an opportunity to individually come and do darshan, to view the open book with their own eyes. The book was placed open within a glass case for protection and was laid at the feet of Param Krupaludev’s standing image in the main hall. Each mumukshu was given time to gaze at his words and soak in the depth of their meaning.
Seldom do such moments come in life. Those who are aware and recognize, cherish and celebrate, and are inspired inwards.