HAZUR BABA SAWAN SINGH JI MAHARAJ
life period : 1858 - 1948 | place of birth : Punjab, INDIA
parents : Subedar Major Kabul Singh, Mata Jiwani
nationality : Indian | occupation : Sant Satguru
teacher/guru : Baba Jaimal Singh Ji | spouse : Mata Kishan Kaur
education : Engineering from Thomson College
“ Peace and pleasure are achieved
when you meet the guru
and attach yourself to the sound current. ”
“ The way is not hard.
It is a path of love,
for without love you can get nowhere. ”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
" Tales of the Mystic East " … " Spiritual Gems " … " Philosophy of the Masters " … " The Dawn of Light " … " Discourses on Sant Mat (As Delivered in Satsang) " … " English Translations of Five Satsangs " … " My Submission, Parts I, II, & III (A 3 Vol: Paperback Compendium of Series 4, 5, and 6 of " Philosophy "
Baba Sawan Singh (1858–1948), also known as "The Great Master" or "Bade Maharaji" was an Indian Saint. He was the second Satguru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) from the death of Baba Jaimal Singh in 1903. Before he died he appointed Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh as his spiritual successor at Beas. Disciples of his who after his death have formed separate spiritual missions include Sant Kirpal Singh, Baba Somanath, Pritam Das, Shah Mastana Ji and Ishwar Puri.
Sawan Singh Grewal was born into a Sikh family on 27 July 1858 in Ludhiana. His parents Subedar Major Kabul Singh and Mata Jiwani. He was married to Mata Kishan Kaur and together they had three children. He passed Engineering from Thomson College, Roorkee and joined the Military Engineering Service. His bearing was majestic and attractive.
He studied scriptures of various religions but retained a strong connection with the Gurbani of the Sikh religion. When Sawan Singh was stationed at Murree, he met Sant Jaimal Singh, who said to his companion that he had come to initiate Sawan. His following included Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, and for the first time, thousands from abroad, the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, including Dr. Julian Johnson and Dr. Pierre Schmidt. True to his name Sawan, the Season of Rain, he showered his Master's wealth freely. His followers were from all the religions including followers from abroad.
Huzur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji, The Sage of Beas, was one of the greatest teachers who ever trod this earth. Holy Birth, preached and taught the practice of Surat Shabd Yoga to millions of people who came to hear his spiritual speeches Radha Soami Colony, Beas, which he named Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, in memory of his Guru, Baba Jaimal Singh Ji.
Among the books written by him, are the Gurmat Sidhant or Philosophy of the Masters, which consists of two volumes of a thousand pages each, originally written by him in Punjabi, has now been translated into English, Urdu and Hindi and is being translated into other languages. His Discourses on Sant Mat has also been printed in two volumes having been translated into English and many other languages. There is also a collection of letters of his disciples called Spiritual Gems.