It is an offering to a teacher from whom one has received knowledge. It is a sadhana, an act of reverence, and an expression of gratitude. As a Grahastha, serving food to a Sadhu is a “Punya” karma. Per Swami Tapovan Maharaj “it is the foremost duty of a householder”. This is the best opportunity to meet with Swamiji, privately and have enlighten discussion. And it is also an excellent time to invite friends and families to come and spend some valuable time with him. Most homes where Swamiji is invited for Bhiksha on a periodic basis, the children look up to him as his mentor and a close family member. This is an opportunity to perform Seva, and introduce your children to the value of selfless, dedicated service.
About Bhiksha for Swamiji
- Bhiksha (dinner) can be brought to Kedar or Swamiji can be invited to your home.
- Weekdays: 7:00 to 9:00pm; Weekends: 6:00 to 9:00pm.
- Exclusively on Sundays when there is Exton Balvihar, Exton families can invite Swamiji to their home.
- Families are encouraged to have healthy discussion on Vedanta, bhajans, book reading and puja, or mission activities, during such Satsangh.
- At the end of Bhiksha, the whole family offers Gurudakshina.