Radha Soami Satsang Beas

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The current spiritual teacher of Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
The satsang shed located at Beas. All the satsangs and bhandaras are held here.

Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) is a Radha Soami spiritual nonprofit organization[1] dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher. It is headed by Gurinder Singh. The main centre of RSSB is at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Ji, located on the banks of the Beas River, in the northern India state of Punjab. RSSB is not defined as a religion, and fundamentally the organization's teachings are spiritual in nature.

It owns a number of properties worldwide called Science of the Soul Study Centres, where meetings are held. The centres are constructed and maintained primarily by volunteers.[2] The group teaches a personal path of spiritual development which includes a vegetarian diet, abstinence from intoxicants, a moral way of life and the practice of daily meditation.[3]

Establishment of the Dera at Beas[edit]

RSSB was founded in India in 1891 (or 1892[1]) when Shiv Dayal Singh gave initiation to Jaimal Singh, who then started meditating for many days on the bank of river Beas. Starting as a mere mud hut on the banks of the Beas River, the land under the organization began to grow as the movement spread and followers increased.

Radha Soami is a Hindi expression meaning "Lord of the Soul" in English. Satsang means "association with truth".[3]

Lineage[edit]

The lineage of the spiritual heads at RSSB is as follows:-

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Constance A.; Ryan, James D. (2007). Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Encyclopedia of World Religions. J. Gordon Melton, Series Editor. New York: Facts On File. p. 345. ISBN 978-0-8160-5458-9. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Science of the Soul". www.rssb.org. RSSB. 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Radha Soami Satsang Beas". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 July 2017.

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