From 24 to 28 March, 2022, at least 11 people came to Maharaj’s World Peace Havan in every night for one and a quarter hour of reading Jaap Sahib, Hanuman Chalissa, and Chandi di War and doing Chaur Sahib, for the sake of peace between Ukraine and Russia.
In the midst of that holy programme, on Sunday night, 27 March, starting at 10:30 p.m., a special havan for peace in Ukraine was held in the World Peace Havan. One full tin of ghee and 11.25 kgs. of samagri were offered in the havan, plus 5 ¼ kilos of rice, 5 ¼ kilos of rice, 5 ¼ kilos of black urud dal, 2 ¼ kilos of dry fruit, and 101 coconuts. 101 divas were lit surrounding the outside of the havan, and 101 marigold garlands were used to decorate the inside. The opening prayer was offered by Oxana from Kazakhstan. Eight leaders of the Russian sangat joined on What’s App, from their different locations. The next day news came of increased flexibility in the stances of Ukraine and Russia, bringing some hope of progress in peace negotiations.
On the night of the special havan, Arina from Kazakhstan, who visited Gobind Sadan recently, was inspired to create a beautiful painting of the World Peace Havan with cooling snow falling softly around it and energy spiraling outward from it. She didn’t know anything about the special havan, but was delighted to learn afterward about this amazing “coincidence.”
At Gobind Sadan USA, special Akhand Path was also held for peace, along with kirtan and havan.
Soon after the conflict had started, Svetlana Smirnova, former member of the Russian Parliament, founder of the Eurasian People’s Assembly, and a great devotee of Baba Virsa Singh, wrote,
Friends, colleagues! We can help resolve the situation as soon as possible with our inner peace and balance. Not against, but FOR, for the WORLD! Yes, we are all brothers and sisters, we are a single whole, and not only Russians and Ukrainians. We are a single whole, all the peoples of our planet Earth… Only Love, only Goodness, only Light can save our planet!!! Everything in the world is interconnected… Let’s start living every day of our lives consciously, in prayer for the benefit of all nations, bringing Light and Love..
Another initiative is going on in Sweden, where sangat from Sweden, Poland, and US who have been studying and meditating on Guru Granth Sahib together on zoom calls are now also reading Jaap Sahib together every morning via Zoom, for the sake of peace. Helen Andersson, who has helped to organize these shared readings, reports that the experience has been “immensely valuable” for her.
No one can say what Maharaj Himself is doing in addition to these people’s initiatives He has inspired, but He showed that His two hands are placed equally on Ukraine and Russia, to bring calming and blessing to both sides. May everyone be blessed and safe.