Satsang Programme in the Divine Presence of

Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj

Samagam Ground No. 8, Delhi: July 24, 2016

The Sunday Satsang programme on July 24, 2016 at Samagam Ground No.8 in Delhi once again witnessed the attendance of thousands of devotees from all over Delhi, Greater Delhi and adjoining areas. Whether men, women or children, everybody was anxious to see Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj and feel blessed with her kind look and inspiring words. Her Holiness came towards the end of the Programme and spent about half-an-hour blessing the devotees, particularly those coming in queues for Namaskar. Addressing the congregation, Her Holiness said:

“Saints, just now you saw the ‘Key of the City’ presented to the Mission by the citizens of Niagara. They showed their highest appreciation for Baba Ji’s contribution in those countries.

Saints, since childhood, our school days, we have been reading about water transport and watching it also. People used to cut trees, tie them in logs and leave them in a river to flow in a particular direction. By chance, if the logs missed their direction, people standing on the bank of the river would push them with long sticks so that they started again to flow in proper direction. Similarly, Baba Ji put us on the direction of love, Sewa, Satsang and Sumiran and connected us with God. Now it is our duty to unite as a family and connect fellow devotees and others in the world with God. And we have to do this without any fear because scared are only those who do something wrong. We have to connect people with the Mission through love. And not only the people in general we have to approach with the same love even those devotees who have somehow distanced from the Mission, listen to their problems and make every effort to bring them back to the fold of the Mission.”

Earlier, Shri C.L. Gulati, Secretary, Sant Nirankari Mandal said that in day-to-day life devotees also face problems and hardships like any other people of the world. But contentment is the greatest wealth they possess to overcome the same. And they find this great quality when they remain united with God and rely upon His divine support. God is the supreme source of bounties. Hence, every human being who trusts the will of God and remains contented with whatever he or she is blessed with, finds happiness. A true devotee, therefore, always tries to live in a state of detached attachment like a lotus in water. The lotus has its roots in water but still lives above its surface.

Another prominent speaker of the day, Shri ‘Channi’ Faridabadi said that Satguru has always been described as greater than God. If you do not trust Satguru, you cannot God. God is formless. He has three traits, three characteristics – Sat (Truth), Chit (Consciousness) and Anand (Bliss). Satguru too has all these three characteristics. Hence, he is one with God. But Satguru is greater than God in the sense that he has two additional characteristics. Unlike God, Satguru has a physical body. Secondly, he can speak. We can talk to him, ask him questions and understand the Truth from him.

Satguru is also greater than God because it is Satguru who reveals God. If somebody quenches our thirst by giving us water, we do not thank water but the one who has given it. We do not thank food but the one who gives us food and relieves us from hunger.

Moreover, God, the Formless One cannot reveal Himself direct. There is a reference in Holy Quran where God tells the Prophet to talk about Him (God) to people because they would not listen to me (the Formless), they would listen to you (in form). Even otherwise, if the Formless starts speaking, we shall get scared thinking it to be a ghost. But when Satguru speaks about God, we listen to him, we believe him, we trust him.

‘Channi’ Ji referred to a story about Maulana Romi who could reveal God. Somebody approached him for God-knowledge. The Maulana said, “Address me as God, bow you head at my feet and then make the request for God-knowledge.” The man did not believe him and refused. So, he was turned away. Sometime later another person came and requested Maulana to reveal God unto him. The Maulana repeated his condition. The man, however, said, “Since you are going to reveal God, you are not God but much more than God. So, give me a greater title to address you. I cannot call you God.” So, this is the place of Satguru in our life. If we cannot trust Satguru, we cannot trust the Almighty Formless One, God he reveals.

The congregation was addressed by several other speakers, poets and singers who highlighted the various aspects of the Mission’s ideology.

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