As the force behind the creation of Yogi Divine Society, H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji directs projects and activities that mold an individual as well as the community towards spirituality. His vision of spirituality is expressed in His message of 'Atmiyata', which is a form of spiritual harmony that transcends the emotions of stubbornness, envy and ego. With His inspiration, guidance, and blessings, millions of individuals today walk the path of devotional service to attain ultimate spiritual salvation.
A living example of H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji's visionary mission to preserve and foster culture, religion and spirituality can be witnessed at the Hindu Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto (Canada). Established in September 1996, this temple is consecrated with captivating idols of Shri Akshar Purushottam Maharaj, Shri Radha Krishna, Hanumanji and Ganapatiji. The temple has an auditorium and hall that accommodates for about 1300 devotees. In addition, this center conducts multi-dimensional activities with the aim of bridging cultural gaps, building harmonious relationships, and merging the social and cultural fabrics within the community.
The diligent and dedicated devotees organize a wide array of activities year-round ranging from weekly spiritual assemblies, medical camps, relief services, and traditional celebrations of Hindu Festivals. Various Youth activities are held throughout the year including gaming/sporting tournaments (e.g. cricket, carrom, volleyball), Youth Camps and Youth Forums. These regular gatherings and activities inspire a positive destination, discipline and integrity of character. The Yogi Divine Society is an integral part of the community, strengthening both cultural and communal ties.
H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji's life slogan, "Yuvako maru sarvasva chhe" – Youth is my life, signifies the special place He has for Youth in His heart. He always emphasizes the extraordinary potential present in a youth: "Yuvan dhare tevo thai shake" – A youth has the potential to become what he chooses to become. Youth, a reservoir of dynamic energy and talent, could change the course of history. When this energy is channeled towards positive avenues, the maximum potential of Youth, and that of human life, is fully realized. This is a cause that is very dear to H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji. Through His selfless love, compassionate care and divine blessing, He has given the modern youth a new meaning and direction in life, with a special emphasis on keeping the right company and achieving excellence in all aspects of life. With the youth in mind, H.D.H. Hariprasad Swamiji has blessed us with the Haridham Temple in Toronto and is the driving force behind all of the activities that take place at this center.
He inspires...He guides...He cares...