Thursday, March 19, 2009

Holi Celebration in Moses Lake, WA

The Sant Nirankari Mission, Seattle celebrated holi on March 15th, 2009 at Moses Lake, WA. The sangat was attended by nearly 50+ saints including people from local community and was presided by Rev. Dev Raj Vij Ji from Tracy, California.

The saints prayed for being colored with color of devotion to this Lord Master and shared their thoughts on the importance of Satguru and Sangat in their lives. The kids too recited various poems in praise of the formless Nirankar. The local community showed good participation with sharing of their thoughts and experiences on importance of such spiritual congregation and importance of spreading love in family and around.

Rev. Dev Raj Ji stressed that the human life is small and precious and we should not waste it. We should identify ourselves, establish a union with our creator, find love within ourselves and spread it around. He explained the journey of soul and called human body its temporary residence. He elaborated that though made up of same raw material, we need bridges and not walls as bridges connect people while walls divide them. He said that the contribution made by this mission is that it has made people humane at heart who can feel the pain of fellows. Saints organized holi celebration with colors after the sangat. All present played with colors and marked the removal of all barriers of caste, color, race, age, etc. in coming together as one family and following one religion of humanity.

The entire celebration was covered by a local newspaper 'Columbia Basin Herald'. Report can be found here.

- Ridhima Oberoi

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Guru Pooja Diwas Samagam

Sant Nirankari Mission, Seattle delightedly celebrated the Guru Pooja Divas on Feb 23 ’09 which marks the 55th birthday of Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj, head of the Sant Nirankari Mission. Rev. Prem Chaudhri ji from California presided over the sangat.

The program opened with Guru Pooja Diwas geet followed by several devotional group songs and speeches. With entire sangat in a festive mood to sing and dance, saints praised the importance of Satguru in our lives and emphasized that the only gift we can give to Baba ji is to follow his teachings. Bal sangat presented a skit depicting the message of love and brotherhood that this mission has taught us. Kavi darbar added another color to the evening with poems ranging from the life of Baba ji to spiritual journey illuminated by him.

Rev. Prem Chaudhri ji stressed the importance of giving and caring to bring about peace in the world. He emphasized that the first step towards world peace begins from our own family and also that we all should follow Baba ji’s message of love and sharing in true spirits. The satsang concluded with telecast of Babaji’s message inspiring that Gurus and prophets have always preached truth, love, compassion, tolerance and goodwill and a true devotee follows their teachings.

- Ishita Doultani and Ridhi Oberoi

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Food Drive on occasion of Guru Pooja Diwas

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Pooja Diwas, the Seattle Nirankari Mission members donated food for the needy. The Mission is headquartered in India and its followers are spread worldwide.

The mission members practice what their Guru Baba Hardev Singh Maharaj preaches- Sharing what we have and showing the care for all living beings.

The members donated whole heartedly about 530 pounds of non perishable food items to Hopelink, a Redmond based Community Action Agency.

SNM Seattle is a spiritual and non-profitable organization. It is committed and will continue to donate to the needy.

SNM strongly believes that it can transform the thinking of the society by the deeds of the members of the mission.

The thinking that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

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--Mahesh Thakur

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Valentine's Day Celebrated by Seattle Sangat

On 14th February 2009, all the saints in Seattle gathered at one of the local saint's house and spread the message of love by celebrating Valentine's Day.

Sohan Singh Ji gave blessings to all the couples and encouraged everyone to follow Baba ji's message of Love and Peace.

May Nirankar bless Seattle Sangat with more of such opportunities.

-Amit Oberoi