"The universe and the Creator manifest only through compassion"
“When you feel that your truth will trouble or hurt another, then please become quiet; do not speak it”
“Trying to control the other person in the name of love is the biggest danger on our path”
“Patience is required to understand the Truth”
“The universe and the Creator manifest only through compassion”
“Love should be the fruit and result of our lives. We may slip in being truthful and may also let go of compassion, but love ought to remain”
“The cause/ purpose of the soul is truth; the purpose of our life is love; and the purpose of this universe is compassion"”
“The main place for truth is the tongue, love resides in the heart, and compassion lives in one's eyes”
“Truth is there to be taken, love is there to be given and life should be lived with compassion”
Rajparivar had a dream that if we can organize such Ramkatha in Paris, it will help us and will help all others to refresh our memory and give the glimpse of our Indian culture to this new Indian generation in France.
“Agar kisi chiz ko sachhe dil se chaho to puri kaynaat usse tumse milane ki koshis me lag jati hai”.
Finally, it happened. We all were ready to welcome Bapu and his team for Ramkatha in Paris. On the evening of 16th august 2019, at the CDG airport at 17h45, we had a first glimpse of Bapu in Paris. Bapu arrived with his team and second phase of the two years journey was successfully over and begins 9 days of joy, happiness, spirituality, bhajan, kirten, old Bollywood songs, shayris, gazals, jokes…a simple practical way to reach God.
"Mahabharata is our life and Manas is the way to live an ideal life"
On the first day of the Ramkatha, our family had an opportunity to take the “Pothi” (the original manuscript of Ramayana, which Bapu refers for his Ramkatha). It happens once in a lifetime, incredible moment. From the Vyaspeeth, I was able to see that hall was full of people, may be more than 3000, coming from all over the world, India, UK, USA, Kenya and many other countries. On the very first day, Bapu declared that Paris Ramkatha will be on “Rudrabhishek” and outside the hall we have raining Abhishek whole day. Ideal choice of name for Ramkatha which held in pavitra month of Shravan.For nine days, Bapu has described the Ramayana based on Rudrabhishek and his importance to our lives. In the evening, on some of the day, there were programs on various lectures from Shri Jay Vasavda and Cultural program from Mayabhai. The kids and youngsters of Paris have also prepared some programs and presented it in front of the Bapu.
Bal Kand - Doha 86
Rudrahi dekhi madana bhaya mana |
Duradharas durgam bhagvana ||
The God of love was struck with terror at the sight of Bhagavan Rudra(Siva), who is so difficult to conquer and so hard to comprehend.
Ayodhya Kand - Doha 157
Bipra jevahi dehin dina dana |
Shiva abhisheka karahin bidhi nana ||
He would perform consecration water over Bhagvan Siva in various ways and invoking the great Lord in his heart.
The perfect ending of this event was Bapu’s visit to our house! It was dreamful ending. On 25th Aug, at 17h54, we were blessed that Bapu enter in our house.
During his short stay of 20mns, he took his time to give his blessing, write “Ram” on hand of children and have a cup of tea with Bhajia. Bapu left us at 18h14 heading to the airport.
We have 20mns of pure magic, happiness, unbelievable experience, unforgettable moment of our life.
- Gujarati Samaj Paris,
- my town St Brice peoples,
- Pradipbhai Solanki family,
- Ashwinbhai (USA) family,
- Tinubhai and Rohitaben (Kenya),
- Bapu’s very talented musicians,
- all Bapu’s flowers
- and last but not least my RAJPARIVAR.
Thank you all my friends and relatives for attending this once in a life time event! It's always very interesting and joyful to share this kind of event together.
Umargam: Jagdevdada, Bhanuba, Kakima, Manjoulakaki
Althan: Dilipdada, Induba, Vijaysinh, Sangitaba, Sidhi, Harsal
Paria: Hembhai, Ansouben
Kharvasa: Takhatdada, Chancharba, Vinouba, Sardaba, Shilamami, Amitbhai, Vaibhavi, Veda
SF: Indrasinhmama, Soulachnamasi, Latamasi, Naynamasi
Connecticut: Nilamasi, Bhumikamasi, Mahendra Masaji, Binamasi, Khushi, Hema, Om