HOLA MOHALLA CELEBRATIONS
Devotion beats inflation
Anandpur Sahib, March 19
It began with a modest serving of tea and food in 1978. Now, the elaborate ‘Neher Wala Langar’, organised as part of the six-day Hola Mohalla festival, even serves juice along with regular food items.
But, the most...
Ganga Sagar: History, Mystery, Legend, Devotion
by MANPREET KAUR SINGH
The human psyche has a unique fascination for tradition and history, whether oral or written.
But nothing is more evocative than tactile history - when a tangible object revered by tradition and talked about in history...
The Power of Devotion - some eye-opening facts:
For a moment, if one pushes the religious fact aside, it is no ordinary feat to serve a meal to thousands of people in a day and that too round-the-clock.
Forty to fifty thousand people, on an average, partake of langar every day at...
She is an illiterate woman from the tribal areas of Pakistan who almost died in childbirth a year after marrying at the age of 12.
He is a famous Pakistani ob-gyn who was educated in Ireland. After spending eight years there, he returned with plans to set up a fertility clinic for rich...
Devotion: The willingness to Love and Worship God.
Single minded devotion to God is needed, we need to cultivate unconditional love that will bind us with the lotus feet of Lord God Waheguru.
Shalok, Third Mehl:
Raising the embankments of the...
BY ibnu inrBau ikau QIAY gurmuiK sbid smwie ]1] rhwau ] (18-6, isrIrwgu, mÚ 1)
2.Without the Fear of God, how can anyone become fearless? Become Gurmukh, and immerse yourself in the Shabad. ||1||Pause|
The Experiential/Phenomenological Approach of Mysticism
Science uses experiment and confirmation (or falsification). In esotericism however this is not easily possible. Sri Aurobindo may have experienced the Overmind (Noetic Reality), and Adi Da the Radiant Transcendental Being...
In all this talk about spiritual devotion, there is one simple fact. You have to like it. It should make you happy. It is unfortunate that so much coercion, unhappiness, bitterness, guilt, and fear become wrapped up in spirituality. Why can't we simply do things out of joy?
This Shabad is by Guru Arjan Dev Ji in Raag Gauree on Pannaa 270
ijh pRswid Awrog kMcn dyhI ]
ilv lwvhu iqsu rwm snyhI ]
ijh pRswid qyrw Elw rhq ]
mn suKu pwvih hir hir jsu khq ]
ijh pRswid qyry sgl iCdR Fwky ]
mn srnI pru Twkur pRB qw kY ]
ijh pRswid quJu ko n phUcY ]
mn swis swis ismrhu pRB...