Devotees young and old gathered on January 10th 2015 at the Toronto Nirankari Satsang Bhawan to participate in the first English Samagam of 2015. Light was shed on the topic of Spiritual Humanism; the fruit of self-realization through speeches, devotional hymns, and poems.
Phrases such as 'Know thy Self' and 'Know God Ye Worship' were stressed, deliberating upon the importance of rising above the body, superficial differences and knowing the true eternal nature on man's being. It was shared that human beings, due to ignorance, classify one another with labels of caste, colour, and creed. Rumi has rightfully said; "I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that resides within."
All those who attended the Samagam admired not only the sheer number of participants but also the diversity of acts presented. Young participants truly embodied the phrase that age is just a number. It was the littlest participants that provided the congregation with the most hard-hitting messages such as; "We are all One" and that "Peace is the only way".
Despite all the human development we see around us it is a shame that we have been unable to spiritually progress. The two hour congregation lasting from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm stressed the importance of never bringing a tear to anyone's eye. The presiding saint Rev. Rajan Sachdeva Ji (USA), shared with the youth his wisdom not only during the congregation in the form of a final discourse but also after the congregation where he answered and clarified doubts that the youth had on varying topics of spirituality. In his discourses he spoke of the importance of self-realization, as without it we are all prisoners to our body. One must sow righteous seeds and pave the way for virtuous acts.
Once we realize who we are, once we are self-realized we feel a sense of universal identification. This Earth we live in, belongs to us all, let us be a global citizen. The divine abode is within us, where we can take in the sanctified call. Let us love, show compassion, and be humble to all.