24th November: Milan Mandir, Eagan - Discourse on the Universal Spiritual
Values - The meaning of Guru
At the Milan Mandir, the program started with
the traditional aarati on Guru. Satya Bahin and others sang the kirtan
very devotionally. After that, a video introducing Sant Rajinder Singh
Ji Maharaj was shown. The video explained the mission of Sant Rajinder
Singh Ji Maharaj. Later, Garg Ji praised the atmosphere of devotion and
explained the true meaning of the word Guru. He emphasized the
importance of reaching to the feet of a living sat guru for salvation.
In his 40 minute discourse, Garg Ji elaborated on each aspect of the
guru and how the God power works through the sat guru in helping the disciples
unite with the ultimate divine. Satya Bahin thanked Garg Ji and the
Science of Spirituality for sharing this wisdom.
25th November: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Maple Grove -
Discourse on Finding our Highest purpose through Jyoti Meditation
The satsang started with the video introducing
the Science of Spirituality and Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. Shri
Garg then explained that we are only living and experiencing the physical
plane, but there are also other regions of existence such as the Astral,
Causal, Super Causal and Sachkhand, increasing in the order of
consciousness. Our soul transmigrates from one existence to another
among 8.4 million species. Being human is the greatest opportunity to be
able to meditate and traverse back to our true source, the divine. One
can meditate on the light and sound of God by focusing the attention on the
third eye, also known as the tenth door or single eye. This doorway that
opens within has different names in different religions. Just like in
any other field of learning, meditation requires a coach. Beyond a
certain point, the results of meditation can only be experienced if we receive
initiation from a true master (teacher). During initiation, the true
master puts his attention (astral form) toward the third eye that guides us
through the meditations until we reach the final destination of merging with
the divine. Garg Ji emphasized that the opportunity of being human
should not be wasted, but instead leveraged for the true purpose for which we
have received it. Every one meditated for 5 minutes, following the
Science of Spirituality meditation instructions. Dr. Shashi Sane then
concluded the discourse by summarizing the discourse, thanking Garg Ji on
behalf of the Hindu Temple and ending with a beautiful quote attributed to
Hanuman Ji in the Ramayan.
Enjoy all the pictures of the Minneapolis events -
Other Activities during the weekend:
24th November - Visit to Mall of America
The Naik family, hosting Garg Ji,
took him to the famous Mall of America. There, Garg
Ji spent time with the family and took a tour of the Mall.
The kids enjoyed some rides and then had a portrait
picture painted by a live artist.
25th November - Science of Spirituality sponsored Lunch at the temple
The entire satsang team, led by Ashwini and
Yogesh, reached the temple early in the morning and prepared food for around
250 visitors at the temple. The team was filled with enthusiastic
members such as Vandana, Shradhdha and Ashok. Later Raj, Lalitha, Timir,
Toral and Bhuvana also joined the team to help in this great endeavor.
Everyone cooked wonderful food and got several complements from the
temple visitors. One of the devotees said he has been coming for a
while, and so far this was the best food he had had. Some one mentioned
the sweet halva was full of hearty efforts and was awesome. The Halva
was made by Ashok. There were countless other positive comments.
The children's team took charge of the donation table for the food.
Roshani, Anika, Kishore and Anant managed the seva with very little help
from Rajan and Lokesh. They also helped with chair and table
arrangements during the discourse and food serving. Also thanks to
Sharma uncle for guiding audience to the discourse. Every one seemed to
enjoy the best of their lives.
Enjoy all other pictures during Shri Garg Ji's visit
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