The Teachings of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj

  • Pdf File 1,157.14KByte

The Teachings of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj

"Pita-Poot: The Father & The Son, A Biography of the Two Great Masters: Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj & Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj" was published in two versions ? one containing chapter five entitled "The Teachings of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj" and one version in which the teachings of Baba Sawan Singh are not included. What follows is chapter five from the broader version (the pictures were added).

Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj "The Great Master"

1858-1948

By Harish Chandra Chadha

Contents

Page

i. Photograph of Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj ii. Photograph of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj 1. Introduction 2. The Ideal of Human Life 3. Does God Exist? 5. Where Can God Be Realized? 6. Love Is the Way to Realize God 11. As in Macrocrosm, Thus in Microcosm 13. Why Are We Unable To See God? 15. How Can We Realize God? 16. What Is Sant Mat? 16. Who Is a Perfect Master? 20. The Necessity for the Master 22. What Does the Master Teach? 24. What Is `Dying While Living'? 27. What Is Being `Born Anew' or `Twice Born'? 28. The Master's Role 30. Whose Shelter Should We Seek? 30. The Competence of the Master 31. What Does the Master Look Like? 32. Mastership Is God's Gift 32. In the Master's Charge 35. Why Ought Human-Beings Worship Another Human? 37. Protect Yourself from Imposter Gurus 40. What Is Satsang? 41. The Impact of Satsang 48. What Is Naam? 53. Where Is Naam To Be Had? 54. Surat Shabd Yoga 60. The Ideal of the Sants

-iBaba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj

-ii-

Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj "The Beloved Master" 1894-1974

-1-

The mission of the Sants relates to pure Spirituality. They come to connect the souls with the Over-soul.

"Beyond the cycle of birth and death they come, the benefactors of humanity,

granting the gift of Eternal Life and steadfast devotion, they get us to meet the Lord."

(Aadi Granth - Suhi M.5, p.749)

They are commissioned by God and sent into the world to liberate the souls. Through their attention and by granting Divine Nectar, they uplift the souls above the body-consciousness and unite them with the Lord. This is the mission for which they come into the world. They provide the right perspective to the people. They themselves are free from bondage, and come to liberate others:

"Being themselves liberated, they liberate the world too."

(Aadi Granth - Gaudi Sukhmani M.5, p.295)

They do not disturb the social order, nor create a new society. They believe that Great Beings have been coming within all societies to manifest the Truth. They themselves experienced the Truth and granted experience to all those who came to them. Whatever experience they had on the pathway to self-knowledge and God-realization, they presented them in the holy books and scriptures for the guidance of the people.

After they left, the mission continued until the time there were no more experienced persons; thereafter, when there came to be a dearth of such persons, people fell into deception. Then, several more Great Beings were sent to refresh the teachings, which the people had forgotten.

In the present times, Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj came and refreshed those teachings, about which, he used to say that this is not a new philosophy, rather this is a continuing tradition, which is the most eternal and the most ancient of all. These teachings are available to all the societies and are contained in the religious scriptures, which have been forgotten by their followers due to dearth of experienced persons.

When it was suggested to Hazur that he ought to create a new society, he said, "So many wells already exist, so where is the need to dig yet another? The purpose, after all, is to quench the thirst by drinking water." Hazur stated that the Divine Nectar, the wealth of Spirituality, is not the sole propriety of one particular society or the other. It is the common property of all. Should a Hindu extract it, it is his; should a Muslim extract it, it is his; should a Sikh extract it, it is his, and if a Christian extracts it, it will be his.

Hazur spoke with such simplicity and clarity, in a language that was easy to comprehend by all, which could be easily understood by an illiterate with the thickest of skulls and should an intellectual ponder over it, layers and layers of in-depth meanings would appear.

The Great Beings do not go by outer signs and symbols. They do not see if anyone is a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. God made human beings. In their perspective, all humans are equal. All are embodied souls. At the level of humanity, we all are one. Soul is an essence of the Oversoul. Its caste is the same as that of God. According to Hazur's sayings, "God did not send human-beings stamped as a Hindu, a Muslim, a Sikh or a Christian." When Hazur was asked

................
................

Online Preview   Download