Change is inevitable in this physical and material
world. The year 1998 has passed and the new year has set in today. In this
changing world, Hazur Maharaj Radhasoami Data Dayal appeared
and provided solace and established the eternal current of love and devotion
that has not changed; rather it has become more intensified in the year
1998. We have participated in Centenary Celebrations at Hazuri Bhawan,
Pipal Mandi, Agra and observed the beacon of love, light and the sound
current developed through devotion in the Holy Feet of Sant Satguru. Radhasoami
Satsang was established in 1861 by PPPD Soamiji Maharaj at the request
of PPPD Hazur Maharaj. We have found a new path to exercise control over
the mind and desires through the practice of love and devotion towards
the Holy Feet of Sant Satguru.
PP Dadaji Maharaj gave the message of the New
Year to all Satsangis today, on January 1st 1999 at the Holy Samadh of
PPPD Hazur Maharaj. All Satsangis are required to love PPPD Hazur Maharaj;
to read and study the books on PPPD Hazur Maharaj; to understand the values
discussed by Him and practice the behaviour of a true Satsangi which is
clearly enunciated in the Holy Books of Radhasoami Faith and recently described
and discussed again in the last two months during Phase I and II of the
Centenary Celebration. Hazuri Love and Mercy showered upon Satsangis is
a permanent treasure and must be preserved in the hearts of every Satsangi.
The glimpses, the Swaroop, Leela and Bilaas, in Hazuri
Bhawan during the last year were unique and unparalleled. The memory of
the same is enough to provide Satsangis with protection and security from
the bad company of materialistic individuals and worldly sorrow and grief.
PPPD Hazur Maharaj has created a caste less community based on love and
affection to which we have and we must adhere and maintain the bond with
attention and care. A Satsangi has no other wish but to regularly experience
the bliss that was bestowed upon him.
There are lots of problems in this world and new
problems keep arising. Individuals face them and experience grief and sorrow
as they are not able to find solutions. PPPD Hazur Maharaj has provided
solutions to all the problems that were raised and even to the problems
that we face today and expect in future. He founded the doctrine and philosophy
of Radhasoami Faith which is full and final and most relevant even in today's
materialistic world. Radhasoami Mat Darshan is a philosophy
of love and devotion. Life styles of individuals must change and should
be based on Hazur's philosophy.
The scientists, sociologists, politicians and
leaders are worried today about the mankind and future of the world in
21st Century as the development of material knowledge and science during
the present century has failed to provide solutions for the sufferings
and distress of humanity. Sant Satguru, Hazur Radhasoami Dayal was also
worried and provided Radhasoami Mat for bringing-in the changes to the
life style. The knowledge and science must come second to love and devotion.
He nurtured dependence on Radhasoami Naam. It was His weapon
for general safety and security. He emphasized on regular practice of Surat-Shabd-Yog
for internal upliftment. Radhasoami is thus the companion, the technique
and the mission (mitra, mantra aur siddh).
Although the great strides have been made in the
development, diversification and decentralisation in all forms of sciences
during twentieth century, a lot of stress has generated in everyday life.
The present generation is finding it almost impossible to meet the present
and future challenges.
PP Dadaji Saheb Maharaj emphasizes that the memories
of grace, mercy and benevolence must prevail in the hearts of Satsangis
and appear in their behaviour particularly during this year. We have lots
of challenges and therefore we must prepare ourselves to welcome and greet
Radhasoami Data Dayal in the form of Emperor of the Emperors (Shahenshahi
Chola) in the coming century. The Bhakti dhar (current
of love and devotion) initiated in the nineteenth century has grown tremendously
and is more intense now and is the beacon of light for the suffering humanity.
The devotees have to practice seriously for cultivating eternal love. It
will be possible through the practice of Surat-Shabd-Yog and dependence
on Prema-Bhakti to meet the challenges. Only the philosophy
of love can be the guiding force in the next millennium.
The Prem dhar and the Bhakti
dhar is uninterrupted and blooming at Hazuri Bhawan. The Sant Satguru
has shown the path, practised it and established the flame in hearts of
the satsangis which will ever bloom and provide solace and bliss to the
mankind in general and satsangis in particular. The beauty of this flame
is that it does not burn and sacrifice the beholder but strengthens the
love current and spreads the bliss and mercy of Hazur Data Dayal. In the
closing words of His Excellency, "I wish all of you fond memories of
Hazur Maharaj and lots of uninterrupted love."