“Don’t waste a moment. As soon you start meditating, reciting Nam, and seeking God’s Light within yourself, your life will change. As more and more people do so, the world will change.” – Baba Virsa Singh
Raised in Sarawan Bodla, Punjab, India, Virsa Singh helped on his family’s farm until one day he was overcome by the guilt of having caused harm to the plants he was cutting. He felt he had committed a great sin and prayed to be released from that duty. As he prayed, painful sores began appearing on his feet rendering him unable to stand and work. From that day on, Baba Virsa Singh Ji began meditating under the tree known as Ber Sahib.
Babaji then moved from place to place preaching Guru Nanak’s basic spiritual program: hard work, sharing with others, remembrance of God — and reminding people of the eternal truths of religion – beyond any sectarian divisions.
Baba Virsa Singh Ji also began developing flourishing farms and spiritual communities in previously harsh and barren environments. Though the largest of such farms is known as Shiv Sadan, on the shores of Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, the most well-known community is Gobind Sadan in Delhi, India.
Though he never received any formal education, scholars have sought his guidance and knowledge on many topics. Government officials, religious leaders, scientists, businesspeople, and the hardworking poor also seek Babaji’s guidance and blessings. Though he makes no claims of being a Guru, Baba Virsa Singh Ji models all of his practical teachings after those of the Sikh Gurus, as well as those of prophets of all religions. He stresses that religious divisions are the creations of humans and not of God or God’s prophets. To emphasize appreciation of all prophets, he celebrates their birthdays on a large and joyful scale at Gobind Sadan.
* Sourced from www.gobindsadan.org
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