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

Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi: March 24, 2016

Holi Satsang Programme

On March 24, 2016, a special congregation was held at Pradhan Labh Singh Memorial Hall, Sant Nirankari Senior Secondary School, Delhi in the presence of the divine couple Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj and Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji to mark the festival of Holi. The congregation was marked by an impressive cultural programme. Addressing the gathering Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj stated:

“Festival of Holi has been celebrated at many places across India over the last two days. Actually, people of Indian origin, across the globe, celebrate various festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, Holi etc. with same fervour and gaiety as here. In fact, people of various cultures in the world celebrate their respective festivals in their own ways. However, for a devotee, whenever Holi, Dussehra, Diwali or any other seasonal festival occurs, his activities revolve around Satsang. In every festivity, devotees assemble in Satsang, hail the Lord and seek His blessings to get more and more devotion. They are fond of the company of saints and they observe each festival within the definitions of spirituality.

Even on this day of festival of Holi, which is a festival of colours, saints realise how all colours have emanated from white colour. White light splits into many colours when it passes through a prism. Similarly, a painter picks up a white canvas to make his painting. Saints too seek a foundation of white in their life, in the form of serene thoughts. They want to get painted only in the colours of devotion and remembrance of God. This was also depicted by so many young saints today in the form of skits and other compositions. They showcased how our thoughts and perceptions shape up our mental composition and state of mind. A serene mind would see dew drops and think of pearls but some other might compare the same with tears.

A devotee, however, has an exquisite frame of mind. His state of mind remains positive and it does not change now and then. He treads his journey of life with devotion and shuns those aspects which deform our mind. Devotees do not let those colours paint their mind which smear their identity as devotees.

Various colours are used in so many ways. In patriotism, we use saffron and in devotion we use crimson and vermilion, which is considered to be favourite of Lord Rama. Similarly, other colours too have many aspects but devotees value those aspects which are beneficial and this is what they inspire others about. Even the historical reference to Holika and Prahlad, on the festival of Holi, highlights the fact that only devotional aspects triumph. A devotee always sings God’s praise, takes His support and lives his life fearlessly but with serenity. An egoistic person like Hrinayakashyap or his sister Holika, remain vicious and merciless and decline into ruins. Even the symbolic fire of Holi signifies that we ought to torch our ego, cruelty and narrow-mindedness.

We need to decorate our lives with the true colours of life which are benevolent to others.

May lord bless all devotees to possess such feelings, decorate their lives, develop their real identity and receive grace! ”

 

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