The month of Chet marks the beginning of spring, the season of renewal. Nature blossoms as buds become leaves and flowers bloom. As the earth renews, we celebrate and feel a sense of joy. However, true, and sustained happiness can only be felt as we develop our union with Paramatma. This is achieved through Sat Sangat and in the company of the humble Saints. Those that live without remembering Paramatma, even for a moment, are living a futile life. Those that see Paramatma in all of creation are the fortunate and blessed.
Paramatma is one; Paramatma’s names and manifestations are many. Every spiritual path is different; however, the objective is the same. The common goal being to merge with Parmatma. Param Sant Ram Singh Ji would say if we keep changing our paths then we can never reach the final destination. Once we choose a path, we should stick to it with dridhta, determination. It is the perseverance, faith, and the devotion with which we walk on our spiritual path that counts. Paramatma’s path is never easy. The trials and tribulations we face are designed as tests and opportunities for learning to help us reach our goal. The young granddaughter of Hazrat Abdul Kadir Gilani Ji’s sevadar grew up listening to sakhi’s and katha (spiritual and historical discourse) from her grandfather. In doing so, she developed a strong longing to meet Hazrat Abdul Kadir Gilani Ji and a profoundly rooted faith. As she saw her life ending before her, it was her determination and trust she had for her Guru that protected her.