Revered Gurujee was invited to US House of Representatives as Guest Chaplain

Revered Gurujee Shri C. B. Satpathyji was invited to open the United States House of Representatives with a prayer as a guest chaplain on Wednesday 24 June 2015. It has been the tradition of the house to open the session with the prayer of a Guest Chaplain(Spiritual master/leader) since long and Gurujee Dr. Satpathy became the first ever Indian as well as first Odia to get this honor.

Revered Gurujee as Guest Chplain at US House of Representative
Revered Gurujee as Guest Chaplain at US House of Representative

In recognition of the Guest Chaplain, Mr. Mc DERMOTT of the house told-“Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege this morning to welcome our guest chaplain, Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy. Dr. Satpathy deserves great credit for his earnest and humble leadership of the global Sai movement, which celebrates the teachings and ideals of Shirdi Sai Baba, the most respected of the Indian Perfect Masters and renowned for his teachings of compassion and acceptance. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the global Sai movement, and I can’t think of a time when the values of peace, respect, and compassion are needed more here in our own country and in other parts of the world.Dr. Satpathy’s moving invocation this morning serves as a motivation to each of us gathered here to always remember what ultimately unites us far outweighs what divides us, regardless of language, culture, or creed. Thank you, Dr. Satpathy, for being here today. Thank you for your  exemplary leadership in the spirit of Sai Baba’s teachings, and thank you for sharing your vision for a peaceful future.

Revered Gurujee speaking as Guest Chplain at US House of Representative
Revered Gurujee speaking as Guest Chaplain at US House of Representative

In His prayer, Revered Gurujee spoke-“Om! Oh Lord, by Your will, we are born in different nations, speak different languages, and follow different religions and cultures; yet we are all Your children and ever grateful for Your love and protection. Evoke in us pious thoughts and feelings to shun all hatred and violence and become worthy of Your services. Bless our future generations to imbibe this spirit of love, sacrifice, and cooperation. Guide us in following saints like Shirdi Sai Baba, who proclaimed in Hindi “sabka malik ek,” meaning “God is the master of all.” Inspire us, as Your trustees, to nourish and protect the world around us to sustain all life. Guide us along the ethical and holistic path of self–control, purity of purpose, and dedication enshrined in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Oh Lord, bless this august assembly and this Nation in performing its national and global responsibilities towards furthering the cause of humanity.

The entire video can be viewed as below [Courtesy:C-SPAN,USA]

The press releases of the event can be read here