Satsang Programme in the Divine Presence of Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj

Samagam Ground No. 8, Delhi: January 31, 2016

On January 31, 2016, a huge congregation was held in Samagam Ground No.8 in Delhi. It was the first Sunday congregation to be addressed by His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj after his return from Mumbai where the State-level 49th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam of Maharashtra was held from January 22 to 24, 2016 followed by a mass-marriage function on January 25 where 145 couples tied their nuptial knot in his benign presence. Since Baba Ji’s throat was not well, he was quite brief while blessing the devotees. He said:

“Saints, I have this opportunity to see you all in this congregation after spending few days in Mumbai. As you all know, we had Maharashtra Samagam in Mumbai which was attended with great enthusiasm by a large number of devotees from all over Maharashtra and several other states. Some saints from abroad also participated.

The Maharashtra Samagam in Mumbai has already acquired the scale of the Annual Samagam in Delhi, with the only difference that saints in Mumbai sing the praise of God mostly in Marathi language. They quote Sant Tukaram Ji, Namdev Ji and other saints who lived in Maharashtra. Their message was, of course, no different from that of Kabir Ji.

In fact, all the saints and sages who might have appeared in any period of time, in any age gave the same message to the mankind. They wanted every human being to unite with God and achieve the goal of life, while man is normally focused on worldly achievements. In fact, various saints over the ages have reminded mankind that uniting with God is the prime objective of human life. Mostly people don’t realise this, set different goals in life and spend entire lifetime to achieve the same. Saints have always reminded mankind to set a goal to realise God, who is the source, the basis of our life. Just as rising of sun removes darkness, similarly all delusions of mind disappear after God-knowledge. Saints have always lived life with such enlightenment as their identity.

The sun and the moon sustain life of all living beings, flora and fauna. Both are attached to each other. Since they do not discriminate one object or being from the other, they too are loved by one and all. Everybody realizes their importance for the world. Similarly, after God-realisation, every soul feels one with God. Thereafter, entire creation of God appears our own. While in friendship and family, someone may be inside the circle and some not, in the feeling of oneness, which relates to the true identity of the soul, there are no exclusions. Enlightened persons live in this world with such vision or outlook.

‘World Without Walls – Bridging Humanity’ was the central theme of Maharashtra Samagam just as it was in the Annual Samagam in Delhi. Uniquely, all the speakers in Maharashtra, elders, youth and children alike, are very good orators and seem to be studying in detail the teachings of Sant Tukaram Ji and Namdev Ji. All of them very fluently and effortlessly yet effectively gave the same message of love. Everyone also spoke about missing the gracious presence of ‘Pujya Mata Ji’. They all expressed their wish to be in her audience and receive jubilations.

Unlike in the past, this year I returned to Delhi immediately after the Maharashtra Samagam without touring the cities in the South. I was very delighted to see saints from many far off places in the Maharashtra Samagam, which due to its grandeur appears as mere extension of Delhi Samagam.

I pray that everyone may get the strength to bring people together and take this Mission forward. The slogans of ‘Bridging Humanity’ are dedicated to entire mankind. The social services of the Mission were also acknowledged by everyone who met me. Even the Prime Minister today made a reference to the yeoman service of our saints in his Radio Programme ‘Man Ki Baat’. Despite many doubting the sustainability of the initiatives related to cleaning of Railway Stations, all of you have proved that devotees don’t lose steam half-way. They carry on until the end with the same spirit of devotion, dedication and sincerity just because they do not get into it for mere publicity or the praise for self. Such acts not only promote social harmony based on the feelings of cooperation and understanding but also glorify all those who participate.”

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