The Peetha-dhiswar of Juna Akhada Swami Shri Avadheshanandji
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The Peetha-dhiswar of Juna Akhada Swami Shri Avadheshanandji

"Bapuji’s Company is akin to the pious stream of the Holy Ganga

I am immensely delighted, exhilarated… blissful… and ecstatic… sitting in the pious vicinity of Pujya Bapuji on the holy banks of the rippling Ganga. The Ganga is the sushumna nadi of India. It is the sanjeevani (life giving herb) of India. The Ganga, emanating from Lord Vishnu’s feet, and making its way through the ‘Kamandalu’ of Lord Brahma to the tufted hair of Lord Shiva, is a bestower of perfection in the triad of yoga. She, having emanated from the feet of Lord Vishnu, gives a glimpse of devotion, and being situated on the head of Lord Shiva, inspires one to become established in the higher stage of JnÍna Yoga. Today, while listening to Pujya Bapuji’s discourses, I feel like I am taking a dip in the holy Ganga, because His discourse and His company is like the pious stream of the Holy Ganga.

 He is a God-intoxicated saint, very natural and spontaneous. He is very simple externally, yet inside He is very occult and mysterious. He has the loftiness, the purity and excellence of the Himalayas, and serenity like the deep sea. He is an invaluable asset to the nation. His pious darshana reminds us of the great tradition of our ancient rishis. In Him, we occasionally have glimpses of saints like Gautam, Kanaad, Jaimini, Kapil, Dadu, Meera, Kabir, Raidas, etc.We are sitting in the vicinity of such a rare one who establishes one effortlessly in yoga. It is of such saints that someone has aptly said:

When you move, the earth, the sky and the whole universe move in tandem. When such a great man moves, the sun, the moon, the stars and the planets naturally become favourable to him. When we sit near the pious feet of such a saint, who is beyond the senses, beyond the three qualities of Nature, Transcendent, beyond description and beyond all states of consciousness…  All of you are greatly fortunate that you are sitting at the holy feet of such a great soul, where one’s fortune is made and divine personality is developed. This is the place, where you can attain the true fulfilment of life."
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