Radha Soami Satsang Beas

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Gate No 5 of the dera, it the most common enterance for vehicles and people entering the dera.
The satsang shed located at Beas. All the satsangs and bhandaras are held here . it also has the world's largest single rooftop solar power facility.

Baba Gurinder Singh, the follower of Maharaj Charan Singh Ji who succeeded him as the spiritual head of RSSB. He is the present spiritual head of the RSSB.

Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) is a spiritual organization dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher. The present spiritual head is Baba Gurinder Singh ji, who lives with his family at the main centre in northern India Moga Punjab. 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. Although RSSB is not defined as a religion, the organization's fundamental teachings are not in direct conflict with those of other world faiths.

Today, RSSB holds satsangs or teachings in more than 90 countries worldwide.[1] It is a non-profit organisation with no affiliation to any political or commercial organizations. 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. There are no rituals, ceremonies, hierarchies or mandatory contributions, nor are there compulsory gatherings. Members do not need to give up their cultural identity or religious preference to follow this path.[3]

Establishment of the Dera at Beas[edit]

Swami Shiv Dayal Singh the founder of the Radhasoami movement and the spiritual Master of Baba Jaimal Singh the founder of RSSB.
Sawan Singh , the follower of Baba Jaimal Singh who succeeded him and became the next spiritual head of RSSB.He remained in office from 1903 to 1948.

RSSB was founded in India in 1891 when Swami ji gave initiation to Baba Jaimal Singh ji who practised Surat shabad yoga on the bank of river Beas. Started as a mere mud hut on the banks of river beas 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' and describes a group that seeks truth.[4]


At the core of the RSSB beliefs is that there is a spiritual purpose to human life, to experience the divinity of God who resides within all of us. It is through this experience that we will realize the truth that there is only one God and we are all expressions of his love.[5]

Central to the RSSB philosophy is a spiritual teacher who explains the purpose of life and guides and instructs members in a method of spirituality based on a daily meditation practice. By performing the meditation practice according to the teacher's instructions, individuals can realize the presence of God within themselves. It is a solitary practice that is done in the quiet of one's own home. Members commit themselves to a way of life that supports spiritual growth while carrying out their responsibilities to family, friends and society.[6]

To build on the primary spiritual practice of meditation, members are lacto-vegetarian, abstain from alcohol and recreational drugs, and are expected to lead a life of high moral values. The lacto-vegetarian diet encourages respect and empathy for all life and acknowledges that there is a debt to be paid for taking any life both necessarily and unnecessarily. Abstaining from intoxicants improves one's ability to concentrate and calms the mind during meditation. Members are encouraged to be self-supporting and not be a burden on society. They are free to make their own choices in life and maintain any cultural or religious affiliations they choose. RSSB does not involve itself in the personal lives of its members.[7] None of the Radha Soami teaching suggests the change of one's religion.[8]


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

Charan Singh, the follower of Sawan Singh , who succeeded Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh as spiritual head of RSSB. He remained in office from 1951 to 1990.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Radha Soami Satsang Beas". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Science of the Soul". www.rssb.org. RSSB. 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ "RSSB". www.rssb.org. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  • Charan Singh, Spiritual Heritage, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1983, 1998. ISBN 978-81-8466-107-1
  • Jaimal Singh, Spiritual Letters, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1998. ISBN 81-8256-129-9
  • Johnson, Julian, Call of the East, Beās: Sawan Service League, 1936. (out-of-print)
  • Johnson, Julian, With a Great Master in India, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1934, 1982, 1988, 1994.
  • Kapur, Daryai Lal, Call of the Great Master, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1972, 1975, 1986, 2005. ISBN 978-81-8256-089-5
  • Kapur, Daryai Lal, Heaven on Earth, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1986, 1996. ISBN 978-81-8256-122-9
  • Labour of Love, 1995, Beās: Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society.
  • Love in Action, 1990, USA: Radha Soami Society Beas-America.
  • Munshi Rām, With the Three Masters, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1967.
  • Sāwan Singh, Dawn of Light, Beās: Radha Soami Satsang Beas, 1985, 1989. ISBN 81-8256-028-4

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