River Ganga is considered to be the most sacred and holy of all rivers in India. It is believed that taking a bath in river Ganga gives a person freedom from all sins. It is stated in the Devi Bhagavatam, "He who utters the Name of Ganga even from hundreds of miles afar, is freed from sins and attains the Abode of Lord Hard". Lord Krishna says in the Gita, "I am Ganga among the rivers."
In the book, Mother Ganga, our Master recounts the numerous lessons one can learn from Mother Ganga. We will reproduce two of these lessons:
The Ganga starts from Gangotri in the Himalayas. She encounters many obstacles on Her way, but she finally reaches the goal‒the ocean. Similarly, the Sadhaka should not give up his struggle, however insurmountable the obstacles in the path may appear to be. All the difficulties and obstacles will be removed through the Grace of the Lord. If he is sincere in his Yogic practices, he will reach the goal. A rogue and a saint can drink the water of Ganga. Develop equal vision like Ganga.
Regarding the above online Satsang, a devotee from Ipswich in London sent us the following WhatsApp message:
"Thanks for the Bhajans. I enjoyed it very much. Will listen tomorrow again. Thanks to DLS. Kind regards and best wishes".
Tomorrow, 1 May 2020 we are audio-streaming a special All Souls Day Satsang. For devotees who have not yet joined the group, please follow this link to join the WhatsApp group:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsDMV3Ex2vm9DpJ5faMVXS. (See programme below)
Our gratitude to our Divine Master and Pujya Swami Sahajananda for making these online audio stream Satsangs possible during the COVID-19 lockdown period to combat the scourge of this virus.