Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Saints expressed their love and gratitude by singing spiritural and welcome songs, verses from Avtar Bani and speeches. Kids from Seattle Sangat presented a skit titled "He is the Boss" giving the message of surrendering all our worries to Satguru, the supreme power. Ranjit Ji, local Seattle saint, highlighted that we always need a teacher who can end our ignorance and show us the light of knowledge. To gain that knowledge we have to surrender ourselves completely.
Rev. Baldev Arora Ji emphasized on devotion, dedication and selfless service. He stressed that we need a light of love and wisdom that vanishes all the darkness and we should give the message of love to the world by following teachings of Satguru. Our lives get further illuminated by attending such congregations and listening to the divine words.
May Babaji keep blessing Seattle Sangat with more of such congregations and enlightenment through the divine message.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
When I asked God for Strength, He gave me difficult situations to Face.
When I asked God for Brain and Brown, He gave me puzzles in Life to solve.
When I asked God for Happiness, He showed me some unhappy people.
When I asked God for Wealth, He showed me how to work hard.
When I asked God for Favors, He gave me opportunities to work hard.
When I asked God for Peace, He showed me how to help the weak and the frail.
God gave me Nothing that I WANTED, Instead, He gave me Everything that I NEEDED
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The program opened with recitation of verses from Avtar Bani followed by devotional group songs and speeches. Kavi darbar added colors to the congregation in which kids also participated in praise of the formless Nirankar and importance of the Guru Puja Diwas.
Rev Anjana ji, one of the local saint emphasized on the importance of Guru by saying that Guru is one of the form of this Formless God. She enumerated that earth, sky, stars, sun, moon etc. are the powers of this Formless God who is the main source and we need to connect ourselves with this source (the creator) and not the power (the creation). This can be attained only with the grace of True Master.
All enjoyed the bliss being showered by the grace of Satguru on the congregation and prayed for being blessed with selfless service and devotion to the Formless Lord.
With the grace of the Satguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj on the special occasion of Guru Puja Diwas, the members of Seattle Sant Nirankari Mission, in the presence of Rev. Atul Batra ji from California, donated food and clothes for the needy.
The members donated about 189 pounds of non-perishable food items worth value of $283.50 to Hopelink, a Redmond based Community Action Agency. There were 9 large bags of clothes donated to Goodwill.
With this service, Rev. Atul ji asked for blessings from H.H. Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj so that the members may continue to be engaged in such selfless service to the mankind and follow the path of love and humanity as shown by the mission.
The program started with the kids welcome song. The uplifting songs during the satsang highlighted the love that the entire congregation felt towards his Holiness.
Rev. Shiv Ji mentioned that human is only involved in doing rituals rather than implementing. Our goal is to be with him, not his physical form but with formless. He further inspired everyone towards service by quoting Rabindranath Tagore as “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Rev. Amit Sharma Ji gave a presentation on the life of Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj depicting the journey of His Holiness since childhood. Kids from Seattle sangat also presented a skit on the shackles of ‘Maya’/ materialism and how Babaji is teaching us a path of detachment from it and inspiring us to help and love fellow beings. Saints also expressed their gratitude to Satguru and sang his praises in the form of verses in ‘Kavi Darbar’.
The Seattle sangat felt blessed by the presence and motivating words of Rev. Atul ji on the sacred occasion of Guru Pooja and wished for similar blessings and joyful celebrations in the times to come.
On Valentine's day, 14th February, 2010 Seattle Sangat gathered at local saint's house to disseminate the message of love and peace.
Each saint shared his experiences in the form of stories, songs and poems and expressed his love and gratitude towards Satguru Almighty. Saints also highlighted the importance of balancing family, friends and spirituality along with the jobs done for a living. They reiterated that everyday should be a celebration of love in our lives.
Presiding from the Stage, Rev. Sohan Singh Ji stressed that we all should love this formless Nirankar as our permanent Valentine. He emphasized on the message of love and peace being given by H.H. Satguru Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj and sought his blessings for the entire sangat to continue deepening the bond amongst themselves and also establish Universal Brotherhood.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The congregation began with the importance and different ways of how Diwali is being celebrated by the people in different parts of India. Saints shared their thoughts in form of devotional songs, poems, stories, speeches. Saints also gave the message on the need of true master for self-realization, need of sangat irrespective of any age for questions arising in mind about spirituality and faith in God. They also emphasized on celebrating the similarities and not differences among different religions. Kids also shared their stories. Rev. Anjna Ji gave the message that it’s our own choice to choose the direction in our life, as both good and bad thoughts dwell in every human mind. But when we connect ourselves with this Nirankar we are able to choose the right path without any confusion. She also shared example of Swami Vivekananda’s search for God and with grace of his Guru Ramakrishna Paramhansa he got the divine knowledge .In today’s time Sadguru Baba Hardev Singh Ji is giving the same God’s knowledge to mankind.
Congregation was followed by Diwali party. Everyone participated in dance and sang songs making the environment more colorful. Kids were motivated by giving awards for their performances.
May Babaji bless all the saints for spreading the message of Humanity to Mankind and celebrating all events together as one family!!