SANT RAJINDER SINGH JI MAHARAJ
year of birth : 1946 | place of birth : INDIA
parents : Darshan Singh
Founder of Science of Spirituality (SOS) Movement
education : Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras & masters in Illinois Institute of Technology.
website : www.sos.org
“ Meditation lifts us above life's storm clouds
into the radiant skies of the inner Light. ”
“ Spirituality is the recognition that our true self is soul,
and when we identify with our soul,
we will realize our oneness with God. ”
“Once we know we are all one, we
are not going to bring pain to anyone
else. It is then that the love of God
overflows from us.”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
“ Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation " ... " Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation " ... " Spark of the Divine " ... " Spiritual Pearls for Enlightened Living " ... " Meditation as Medication for the Soul " ... " Silken Thread of the Divine " ... " Flowering of Grace: Lives Touched By the Love and Compassion " ... " Joy in Africa Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj's First Visit " ... " Education for a Peaceful World " ... " Peace Begins With You - A Message to the 1993 Parliament of World's Religions " ... " Vision of Spiritual Unity and Peace "
Rajinder Singh was born in India in 1946 and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras with a degree in electrical engineering. He has a masters from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Singh was an engineer and researcher at AT&T when he was selected as the SOS's new leader.
Rajinder Singh is the son of Darshan Singh (1921-1989) and grandson of Kirpal Singh (1894-1974). Kirpal Singh was founder of Ruhani Satsang, and during his lifetime became the most popular guru of Sant Mat in the West. After Kirpal Singh died, his son and grandson remained as the spiritual head of the organization but under the new name of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission, or Science of Spirituality. Many other splinter groups and gurus also claim spiritual legacy back to Kirpal Singh.
SOS is differentiated from the other Sant Mat organizations because it is not a splinter religion but rather a non-profit organization. It asks its followers to retain their current faith but include elements of meditation, vegetarianism and a focus on inner and outer peace. Rajinder Singh emphasizes the fundamental unity and harmony of all religions. He says his aim is to "take the mystery out of mysticism, to help people put mysticism into action in their own lives. By doing so, they will help themselves as well as those around them attain bliss and universal love. "He emphasizes meditation as the basis for peace.
In 2000 Rajinder Singh was part of a delegation of hundreds of world religious leaders who traveled to New York for the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. Rajinder Singh has written a number of books including a meditation handbook called Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation which contains a foreword by the Dalai Lama.Other books include Spark of the Divine, in which he says "that killing is a sin, that non-vegetarianism is not good for health, and that we are here for the progress of our soul and rise spiritually so that our mission on this planet gets completed or moves towards completion."