Daijiworld Media Community – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Mar 1: Shree Gurudevananda of Odiyoor Shree Gurudevadatta Samsthanam is well-known for his gesture of treating everybody equally within the society no matter their faith, caste, group by means of his social service programmes. He has received the hearts of individuals, by striving to achieve individuals by means of his well-known programmes like ‘Gram Vikas’ and varied different non secular actions.
Three a long time in the past, Odiyoor was merely a waste land. However Shree Gurudevadatta Samsthanam has remodeled the land right into a multifaceted middle in a brief time period. Being referred to as because the ‘Ganagapura’ of south, it has develop into an abode of communal concord. The divine energy, success, achievements, sacrifice, braveness, spirituality, social considering and humble service of Shree Gurudevananda Swamiji have contributed loads to the success of the Shree Gurudevadatta Samsthanam.
Shree Gurudevananda Swamiji, in an in-depth interview with Daijiworld editor-in-chief, Walter Nandalike on Daijiworld 24×7 channel’s ‘Yatishreshtaru’ programme, speaks about life earlier than he grew to become a sage and ‘Gram Vikas’.
DW: Swamiji, our viewers are enthusiastic to find out about ‘Purvashrama’ of Gurudevananda Swamiji?
Swamiji: Since my childhood, I had a fascination for spirituality. In everybody’s life, there shall be a turning level. Seeing my sister struggling in sickness, introduced a change in me. Later, I critically began to consider life. Our life mustn’t develop into like stagnant water. It is not going to be unsuitable to say that life of some saints impressed me within the preliminary stage. Lifetime of Bhagawan Nithyananda of Ganeshpuri impressed me. When an individual grows spiritually, hatred in him step by step reduces.
DW: Did your loved ones members assist you within the choice of taking over ‘Sanyasa’?
Swamiji: We will develop provided that everybody helps us. Initially, they had been by no means prepared to just accept. I used to be born in the identical place. I’ve an elder brother and a sister.
DW: Are you from an agricultural household?
Swamiji: Sure, I used to be from an agricultural household. My father is not any extra, however my mom resides in my native. It’s greater than 40 years now after coming into into religious life.
DW: The place did you do your training?
Swamiji: I accomplished my major training in Karopad and highschool training in Kanyana. Later, I couldn’t full my training. Therefore, within the latter a part of my life, I began a college on this village. There are 300 to 400 college students within the college.
DW: What did you do after your highschool?
Swamiji: I didn’t get the chance to check after my highschool training. I used to be away from my native on the age of 14. In the hunt for a job, I got here to Mangaluru. I labored as a clerk for an advocate for 3 years and later within the cashew trade as a supervisor.
DW: When did you get hold of the ‘Deekshe’ and from whom?
Swamiji: I obtained ‘Deekshe’ from Muni Vivekananda 40 years in the past who had constructed an Ashram in Pune. It’s referred to as the Datta Yoga Ashrama.
DW: What’s your title in ‘Purvashrama’?
Swamiji: My title in ‘Purvashrama’ was Narayana. Later, I used to be named Gurudevananda.
DW: Now we have heard about your pro-social actions together with the formation of self-help teams, and offering shelter to the needy by establishing homes. Are you able to temporary our viewers about this?
Swamiji: Kabir Das says that the lifetime of a saint will not be for the saint, however for the society. I’ve contacted every home and other people in my village and took them into confidence. Later, the service was expanded to 10 different villages. After growing these villages, I focused on your entire taluks. To achieve individuals, I executed a programme referred to as ‘Sanathana Samskara Sankalpa Abhiyana’. I’ve tried to implement the identical in your entire district after travelling 5 to six taluks. With the target of Samskara, Sangatane and Samrudhi, we now have began the idea of ‘Gram Vikas’ programme and this programme have been prolonged to a few districts.
DW: We got here to know that you just give precedence to all of the religions and thru the ‘Gram Vikas’ programme, the primary home was constructed for a Muslim household and second one for Christian.
Swamiji: Anybody can search assist. The primary software had been filed by them. So precedence was given to them. In one other village, a Christian household sought assist for assist. Service ought to be a sacrifice. Service shouldn’t be executed for title and fame or private acquire.
DW: What’s your message to the society?
Swamiji: You’ll be taught whenever you face issues. If doable, allow us to reside for others by serving to the needy.
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