Hundreds of aspirants and devotees poured in to receive Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji with so much admiration in New Jersey, USA. The pilot being inspired by a simple conversation he had in the flight continued along with Swamiji to stay in the asram at New Jersey!
Swamiji talked about ‘Statue of Equality’ and awed the audience with the power of Ramanujacharya’s message. HH explained how Bhagavad Ramanujacharya unveiled the unseen relationship between us and the God. Vedic lore, be it Upanishads, Smrithis, Ithihasa, Agama have all established the relationship between the Soul and the Supreme to be eternal. This relationship bonds us all together beautifully. It says that we are all equal in the eyes of that one Supreme!
In remembering this great personality throughout His Millennium birth year, Swamiji has been spreading the message throughout the world. HH talked about Statue of Equality project and announced a few details on the upcoming inauguration in April’2018.
HH invited everyone to volunteer, sponsor, and participate actively as it is a great opportunity to be involved in this magnificent project that will serve as a centre of educating values of life on the basis of Vedas, the source of all knowledge!
❃ 120 KG Gold Deity for daily worship begins on April 1st – Contribute in the making of the Murthi!
❃ Lakshmi Narayana Havan with 1000 Kundas from the April 2nd to April 14th with about 5000 priests – Sponsor for a Kundam!
❃ Vadyanjali, Raganjali, Nrityanjali, and more with 1000s of participants
❃ About 250 Crore spent on the project, 150 Crore required to complete Phase 1 (by March’2018)
It may be a question to everyone, does Ramanujacharya expect a gold deity or a project costing crores? Swamiji said, ‘This is a project that will support and inspire the current generation with his valuable teachings. It is for the benefit of future generations who will need a direction as set by Vedic principles for a chaos-free mind, balanced life style, a clear path to bliss, an experience of a beautiful bond with Acharya, living in harmony and more’.
Trina loshta asma kanchana ha – For Bhagavad Ramanucharya, gold or grass value the same! But for all of us, we see the difference between the two. And hence, we choose what we feel is the most valuable to offer as a mark of reverence. It is the least that we can do to offer gratitude for Bhagavad Ramanujacharya whose teachings are so critical for our enrichment!
– From the talk of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami, New Jersey, USA