Gobind Sadan
God's house Without Walls

Maharaj Ji’s Birthday 2016

Maharaj Jis Birthday Celebration 2016

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From 19 to 21 February, Gobind Sadan was filled with flowers and lights as the sangat lovingly remembered their great Teacher, Baba Virsa Singh Ji Maharaj, on his birthday. Seven Akhand Paaths were begun on 19 February and concluded on 21 February in his honour. On 20 February, a special havan was held at Angeetha Sahib, ending with poems of praise from sangat members and Prasad.

On 21 February, sangat gathered in the diwan hall for kirtan and talks about Maharaj Ji. Mary Fisher spoke of how Maharaj Ji welcomed everyone with open arms, and that is why Gobind Sadan is called “God’s House without Walls.” She said, “Where is God’s House? It is not just a place in Delhi. It is in our hearts. If God’s House has no walls, there should be no walls in our hearts. To remove the walls in our mind, we must recite Nam.” Kirtan was offered by Hirpal Singh and Gobind Sadan members, Bhai Ravneet Singh Ji jatha, Bibi Sakshi (“Jo Har ka piara, so sabhna da piara”), G. S. Lalli jatha, and Gurdaspur sangat.

Ralph Singh, Maharaj’s first foreign disciple and Founding President of Gobind Sadan USA, remembered his early days with Maharaj since coming to Gobind Sadan in 1971. He said, “I was like an orphan searching the world for my dear father.” He encouraged the whole sangat, especially the old disciples, to share their memories of Maharaj Ji and to work together as a team to spread his mission.

Inspired by Ralph Singh’s talk, 86-year-old Sardar Amar Singh came up to the microphone and spoke about his experiences with Maharaj since 1963, when burfi was 5 rupees per kilo. He was working in the Home Ministry, and as Maharaj ji pointed out, he never used to bow his head before anyone. Amar Singh shared the story of a miracle that happened with him: Maharaj purposely detained him and took him to the hill station Nainital for two days, so that he missed his court hearing in Ludhiana. He had been trying unsuccessfully to win that case for 22 years. When he returned, he got a telegram informing him that his case had been resolved at last, without him, in his favour.

“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

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