6 APRIL 1982
This is a speech given by Shastriji on 5 May 1982, in the presence of Shri Babaji, on the occasion of the wedding of Manju and Prabhat Joshi and the inauguration of the new “Company Garden” , located on the river bed about 50 yards below the bottom of the 108 Steps at Herakhan. Shri Babaji became a participant in the speech towards the end. To the Absolute Lord, Herakhan Bihari, Kashi Vishwanath, Lord of the Universe, and to all brothers and sisters, devotees of Babaji present here today. Today is a very auspicious. It is the month of Vaisakh and the 13th day of the waxing moon . It is the day Prabhu has selected to hold a Darbar (sacred audience). The field where we are sitting is now called Company Bagh. This name is given to honour the people who, in company, have worked here with a spirit of great devotion since March 26th. Their good work goes on. Prabhuji sits with us so that we may come to understand the importance of Karma Yoga and remove idleness from our lives. The stones to build the surrounding wall were taken from this field by the practice of Karma Yoga. Only by Karma Yoga can achievement be gained in this world; idleness is a despicable thing. Before, this field was rocky and uneven; but now you see it level, like a garden. Similarly, only by hard work can a man achieve success. Today is the inauguration of the Company bagh (Garden). Today is also auspicious because two souls will be united in a wedding ceremony here. By playing with us during -this event, Babaji gives us so many teachings. If we try to understand these teachings with cool and steady minds we will be successful. Babaji teaches all people—householders, seekers, celibates, and renunciates—according to their needs.
Here Babaji is said to be recalling an Indian proverb about those who do not resist when evil is done. One must be strong and protect righteousness.