Gurus of Shabdism

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This is a list of gurus who gave teachings about the Path of Sound.

Name Notability Reference
Baba Devi Sahab Spiritual teacher of Moradabad.
Maharshi Mehi Paramhans Successor of Baba Devi Sahab. Taught in Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Salig Ram Founder of the Radhasoami Faith. Postmaster General of the North Western Provinces. [1]
Data Dayal Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal Successor of Salig Ram. [2]
Data Dayal Maharishi Shiv Brat Lal Disciple of Salig Ram.
Mastana Balochistani Founder of Dera Sacha Sauda.
Swarupanand Master of Paramhans Advait Mat.
Jagat Singh He was known for his efficiency, affability, quiet and unassuming demeanor, humility, kindness, and devotion to his guru; called "the perfect disciple." In his teachings emphasised devotion, meditation, and spirituality. [3]
Hans Ji Maharaj Successor of Swarupanand. Founder, God, and guru of Divya Sandesh Parishad. Taught Techniques of Knowledge. Regarded as an incarnation of Krsna. [4]
Charan Singh Grandson of Sawan Singh. Successor of Jagat Singh. He founded the annual Dera Eye Camp in Beas and the Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital, Beas. In his teachings, he emphasised devotion, meditation, spirituality, and charity. He ignored socio-religious conventions regarding caste, and disallowed segregation in the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh colony. During disturbances in 1987–88, he sheltered hundreds of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh refugees at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. [5][6][7]
Satpal Maharaj Son and successor of Hans Ji Maharaj.
Prem Rawat Son and successor of Hans Ji Maharaj. Founder, God, and guru of Divine Light Mission and Elan Vital. Teaches Knowledge. Subject of the film Lord of the Universe. Guru of Rennie Davis. [8][9][10][11][12]
Bhagat Singh Thind Sikh immigrant to the USA, lumber mill worker, US Army soldier, partisan for Indian freedom from Britain, advocate of citizenship rights of Indians in the USA, and writer and lecturer on spirituality.
Paul Twitchell / Peddar Zaskq American chela of Sudar Singh and Rebazar Tarzs. The Mahanta, the 971st Living ECK Master. Modern-day founder of ECKANKAR. [13][14][15][16][17]
John-Roger / Roger Delano Hinkins American holder of the Mystical Traveler Consciousness. Founder of the Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness. [18]
Darwin Gross / Dap Ren Successor of Paul Twitchell. The 972nd Living ECK Master. [19][20][21][22]
Param Sant Kanwar Saheb present master of Radha Swami Satsang, Dinod.
Thakar Singh Founder of Kirpal Light Satsang.
Dr Harbhajan Singh Commissioned by Kirpal Singh to carry on his work, he dedicated his whole life to the service of humanity. Founded Unity of Man Centre for the West (Austria), Kirpal Sagar, Kirpal Charitable Hospital, Kirpal Sagar Academy, and Fathers' Home. [23][24][25]
Ajaib Singh Maharaj Visited Sawan Singh, Somanath, and Mastana Balochistani. Disciple of Nirmala-Udasi sadhu Bishandas and Kirpal Singh. Founded Sant Bani Ashram at Village 16PS, Rajasthan. Had many Western disciples. Had three successors: Sadhu Ram, Ram Singh, and Sirio Carrapa. [26][27][28]
Sadhu Ram Successor of Ajaib Singh.
Harold Klemp / Wah Z American chela of Paul Twitchell. Successor of Darwin Gross. The Mahanta, the 973rd Living ECK Master.
Gurinder Singh Nephew and successor of Maharaj Charan Singh. He tours India and the world to spread the teachings of Sant Mat.
Ching Hai Vietnamese teacher of the Quan Yin Method. Founder of the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Based in Taiwan. Donated millions of dollars to charitable works around the world. [29][30]
Sirio Carrapa Italian successor of Ajaib Singh. Founded Sant Bani Ashram in Italy.
Baljit Singh Successor of Sant Thakar Singh.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Maheshwari, S.D., Biography of Huzur Maharaj, Agra: Radhasoami Satsang.
  2. ^ Shivbratlal, Light on Ananda Yoga, Sanbornton, New Hampshire: Sant Bani Ashram, 1982.
  3. ^ Kapur, Daryai Lal, Heaven on Earth, Beas: Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
  4. ^ Tandon, CL, Sadgurudev Shri Hans Ji Maharaj.
  5. ^ Kapur, Daryai Lal, Heaven on Earth, Beas: Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
  6. ^ Munshi Ram, With the Three Masters, Beas: Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
  7. ^ Sethi, Shanti, comp, Treasure Beyond Measure, Beas: Radha Soami Satsang Beas.
  8. ^ Cameron, Charles, ed, Who Is Guru Maharaj Ji?, Bantam.
  9. ^ Downton, James, Sacred Journeys, Columbia University Press.
  10. ^ Khushwant Singh (April 8, 1973). "The Guru Business". The New York Times. 
  11. ^ Collier, Sophia, Soul Rush, William Morrow, 1978. ISBN 0-688-03276-1
  12. ^ Bibliography of Prem Rawat and related organizations.
  13. ^ Steiger, Brad, In My Soul I Am Free, ECK
  14. ^ Simpson, Patti, Hello Friend, Menlo Park: IWP.
  15. ^ Twitchell, Ralph Emerson, Genealogy of the Twitchell Family.
  16. ^ Johnson, Ford, Confessions of a God Seeker, ONE Publishing.
  17. ^ Lane, David, The Making of a Spiritual Movement, Del Mar, California: Del Mar Press, 1990.[1]
  18. ^ Lewis, James, 1998, Seeking the Light, Hitchin: Mandeville Press. ISBN 0-914829-42-4.
  19. ^ Gross, Darwin, From Heaven to the Prairie, ECK.
  20. ^ Burlin, Bernadine, My ECK Master Affair, ECK.
  21. ^ Burlin, Bernadine, Hero: Personal Experiences with Darwin Gross.
  22. ^ Hammond, Alan, A Gift from the Master, Menlo Park: IWP.
  23. ^ Harbhajan Singh, Sant Kirpal Singh - His Mission in the Golden Age.
  24. ^ In Honour of Dr. Harbhajan Singh
  25. ^ [2]
  26. ^ Avtar Singh Oberoi, Support for the Shaken Sangat, Sanbornton, New Hampshire: Sant Bani Ashram.
  27. ^ Perkins, Russell, The Impact of a Saint, Sanbornton, New Hampshire: Sant Bani Ashram, 1980. The Impact of a Saint: Meetings with Kirpal Singh and Ajaib Singh, 1963-76 at Google Books, ISBN 978-0-89142-037-8
  28. ^ Perkins, Russell, Sant Ajaib Singh Ji: A Brief Life Sketch, Sanbornton, New Hampshire: Sant Bani Ashram.
  29. ^ Ching Hai, The Key to Immediate Enlightenment.
  30. ^ Ching Hai, I Have Come to Take You Home.