Gobind Sadan
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Maharaj’s Birthday Celebrations 2015

Maharajs chair placed inside Baba Siri Chands garden for Sufi music

Sangats in many cities and countries celebrated the birthday of Baba Virsa Singh Ji Maharaj with great love in 2015. In India, large celebrations were held in Nissing, Sarawan Bodla, Chandigarh, and Delhi.

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The programme at Gobind Sadan in Delhi was conducted from 20 to 22 February. Seven Akhand Paths began on 20th February and were concluded on 22 February. In several of Gobind Sadan’s holy places, nearly life-sized replicas of Maharaj ji in his rocking chair drew great reverence from the sangat. One of these images was placed at Angeetha Sahib during the special havan on 20 February. Dazzling lights and giant colored searchlights swept the area.

Gobind Sadan children offered their praises of Baba Virsa Singh in a special programme on 21 February in the auditorium. Students of Baba Virsa Singh Ji Maharaj Public School recited a summary of his life and some of his major teachings. They also offered kirtan and Punjabi dance in his honour.

On the evening of February 21, excellent classical musicians from Chandigarh—Navtej Singh on voice and harmonium, Veval Sharma on classical flutes, and Gurpreet Singh on tabla—presented musical offerings in Sufi style from a stage set up in Baba Siri Chand’s garden.

Gurdaspur sangat offered their touching kirtan several times, including the programme held on 22 February after Akhand Path Bhog. A good winter rain before the celebrations had washed everything clean. It was a wonderful mix of Maharaj’s old devotees with newcomers in the loving and joyous remembrances.

“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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