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A Brief Introduction to the Life of

Thakur Saheb Shri Ram Singh Ji

Thakur Saheb was born on 3rd September 1898 in a small village in Jaipur, India. He was from an elite Rajput family. His father was in service of Jaipur Empire.

Since childhood, Thakur Saheb was deeply religious. He received his education in Nobles School, Jaipur and acquired knowledge of Urdu, Persian and English besides Hindi.

He was married at the age of seventeen. His wife, Gopal Kanwar was indoctrinated by her father Shri Arisal Singh to lead a flawless and exemplary life. Her complete life was an epitome of love, compassion and asceticism. She was fully committed to her consort and helped him to practice his spiritual pursuits.

Thakur Saheb was in service of police. He joined as a constable and was later promoted to Thanedar. He was posted at various places before he resigned in 1944.

This was the sublimity of this man. In the service of police, amidst an environment of all the vices and depravity, he not only managed to preserve his sensitivity and human values but could attain the stage of Superconsciousness, termed as enlightenment.

It is impossible to give account of his devotion towards his Master, Mahatma Ram Chandra Ji Maharaj. Thakur Saheb first had a taste of the spiritual might of his Guru when he encountered a photograph of Mahatma Ji at the home of a friend. He felt a strange attraction towards the photo and borrowed it for a few days. He kept the photograph in front of him while meditating and felt receiving spiritual benediction. This was a climactic point in his life. He corresponded with the person in the photograph and accepted his desciplehood without even getting a chance of being face-to-face.

Later Mahatma Ji, who is also called Lala Ji lovingly by his followers, showed up himself to meet Thakur Saheb and even went to his village. After being face to face with his Master, Thakur Saheb says, "Only a few days after having his darshan, I started feeling as if I am moving as my Guru Bhagwan moves; I am seeing as my Guru Bhagwan sees".

One of his favourite Ghazal was:

Tere ishq ka ye asar dekhta hun, tarakki pe darde jigar dekhta hun;
Samaaya hai jab se tu meri nazar mein, jidhar dekhta hun tujhe dekhta hun.

(The consequence of my passion towards you is that it is afflicting more and more. Since your being immersed into my eyes, only you are visible everywhere)

His whole life afterwards felt presence of his Master near him. The life became more and more blissful and he attained the super state of ananda.

His compassion transcended all barriers. He is known to feed thieves and criminals during their detention in the police station before partaking himself. He used to cook himself for his "guests". People narrate incidents of his empathy for the camel he rode. After a long ride, he would caress the animal and knead its legs. His pledge towards truth was so much that he was regarded by equal respect by judges and criminals. Under his remand, criminals accepted their offence without any coercion. This was the power of his truthfulness.

He symbolised samarpan, total let-go towards his Guru Bhagwan. He melted down his self, his ego at the feet of his able Master. To those who came near him, he advised to always accept the will of God. "Razi hain hum usi mein jismein teri raza hai" (I give in to Your will).

Thakur Saheb left his body in the early morning on 15th January 1971. A samadhi mandir has been built at the place where he was cremated. Many people visit the place to pay homage, get solace and to perform sadhana in the energy field of his samadhi. Every year, on 14th and 15th January, a large congregation of his followers is held where his grace is remembered by his lovers and guidance for spiritual elevation is provided by patriarchs of this path.



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