Satsang Programme in the Divine Presence of
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj

Delhi: November 16, 2017

Prarthna Diwas

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 a special congregation was organised at the venue of the 70th Annual Nirankari Satsang Samagam scheduled to be held from November 18 to 20. As in the past, the day was celebrated as Prarthana Diwas. The organizers of the Samagam sought blessings from Satguru for its success. The congregation was attended by the vast gathering that gave the impression of the beginning of the Samagam itself. Since many delegates from abroad had already arrived, they dominated the list of speakers during the congregation. Addressing the gathering, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj said:

“Saints, we have been seeing this beautiful view on these grounds for the past several years. Many devotees come for voluntary Sewa not only from India but from across the world and they create this beautiful view in the matter of a few weeks.

Saints, all these efforts are made so that devotees coming for the Samagam find their stay comfortable and blissful and take the Mission’s massage and teachings of Baba Ji to every nook and corner of the world.

Saints, we find lot of negativity in the world due to diversities of dress, caste, colour and creed. But here we establish a beautiful township of unity in diversity, a beautiful ocean of unity in diversity full of bliss.

Saints, no doubt the dates for the Samagam are announced sometime in August, but as you know as soon as the Samagam concludes, devotees start waiting for the announcement of dates for the next Samgam so that they get an opportunity again to do Sewa and see all the saints who participate. Saints, it has been observed during the past several years that many devotees come from various places, do Sewa for a week, 10 days or 15 days and go back. They take over the responsibilities of the family and enable other members to come and attend the Samagam.

Saints, as you all know, several agencies asked people to follow certain rules and regulations because of pollution in Delhi. Medically everybody was advised to use mask. Junior schools in Delhi were also closed due to pollution. During those days when I visited the grounds, I found many children participating in Sewa. A devotee sent a message on WhatsApp saying that the children were very happy to do Sewa during these Pollution Holidays. Otherwise, they are not permitted to take leave for this purpose.

Saints, today has been described as Prarthana Diwas. Let us, therefore, pray to Nirankar that all those who have already arrived or are on their way to attend the Samagam and also those who are participating by watching the Samagam over Internet are able to enjoy the same and whatever songs, poems and speeches they listen, their massage is adopted in their practical life as well, and they spread the same throughout the world.

Saints, each and every teaching of Baba Ji was a blessing for us. Just now you heard about ‘Hardev Bani’ also. Baba Ji led a very simple life and, therefore, his teachings were also very simple. We should, therefore, not only confine to read and recite but also adopt each and every word of ‘Hardev Bani’ into our practical life and move forward.”

Earlier, addressing the congregation, Rev Shashi Grover, Vice-President of Sant Nirankari Mission in Sydney, Australia said that Baba Ji envisaged to have a Satsang Bhawan at every place in Australia. The first Bhawan was, however, built in Sydney. The organizers planned to have the Bhawan at a particular place. Starting from 2001, they completed various formalities. But when Baba Ji visited Sydney in 2005, he did not approve the plan as it was very costly. He advised us to take some cheaper place. No doubt some of the organizers felt a little upset but then we all decided to go by Satguru’s word. And a day came when we found a Church that had become bankrupt. We took it and put up a beautiful building. Today everybody appreciates the Bhawan for its beauty and vast area. Naturally, this was the result of our obeying Satguru.

Rev Shashi Ji said that Chacha Pratap Singh and almost all saints in the past had complete faith and trust in Satguru. Let us also take inspiration from their example and obey each and every word that comes from Satguru Mata Ji. No doubt, days of Shahenshah Ji have been replaced by the modern times of technology, the truth preached by Satguru Mata Ji remains the same as professed by Shahenshah Ji, Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj.

Rev Praduman Ji, Pramukh Sant Nirankari Mission in Toronto said that for a devotee, all his happiness exists at the holy feet of Satguru. He does not find this happiness anywhere else. He is able to love God and remain steadfast in his devotion only due to Satguru’s blessings. On his own, man seeks to cross this ocean of materialism while sitting in a paper boat. Satguru, however, takes the devotee in such a strong ship that does not shake even in storms. I, therefore, pray to Satguru Mata Ji to keep us steadfast in our love and devotion while seeking this divine shelter at her holy feet.

Rev Gobind Singh Ji, Executive Member, Sant Nirankari Mission in USA said that Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj has already given us the Mission of Shahenshah Baba Avtar Singh Ji’s time. This was evident as soon as we landed at the International Airport in Delhi. We found that Satguru Mata Ji’s photographs were displayed at various points and several saints including Sewadal were there to receive us. The joy that we exchanged with each other reminded us what Shahenshah Ji has said in Avtar Bani – A saint is always happy to meet another saint.

Referring to Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, Rev Gobind Singh Ji recalled an incident of New York. Baba Ji always visited some shops dealing with electronics and picked up the latest for the Mission’s use in Delhi. While Baba Ji and some of us were entering a shop, we saw two unknown people standing there and watching us. We doubted their intentions. But when Baba Ji saw them, he walked up to them and asked them whether they wanted to meet him. The men asked, “Are you Nirankari Baba?” Baba Ji answered in positive and asked the local saints to invite them for the congregation. That was more than enough to convince us how kind Baba Ji was towards every human being. It was a great lesson for us who doubted the intentions of those people.

Rev Sukhbir Shah Jí from Toronto said that Satguru cleans the heart of everyone who bows before him. He washes away all his or her sins and shows the path of righteousness and once the devotee introduced to the Almighty Nirankar he or she finds His image in every fellow human being. This cleans their heart further and keeps them linked with God as well as humanity.

Rev Rakesh Mutreja Ji announced the release of ‘Sampuran Hardev Bani.’ It is a book of 301 verses in Hindi containing the teachings of Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. The book was formally released by Her Holiness Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj. Her Holiness also released the special Souvenir titled ‘Vishwas’ brought out by the Magazine department to mark the 70th Annual Sant Samagam.

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