Radha Soami Satsang Ashram

Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) was founded by Soami Shiv Dayal Singh Ji and Baba Jaimal Singh Ji Maharaj in 1891 at a site called Dera Baba Jaimal Singh on the West bank of the River Beas, India. A philosophical center based on the spiritual teachings of all religions and dedicated to a process of inner development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher. Sant Seth Shiv Dayal Singh, was the first leader of Radha Soami Community, taught 'Surat Shabd Yoga,' often the teachings are referred to as Sant Mat, the 'Teachings of the Saints'. Today Radha Soami Satsang Beas is succeeded by Babaji Gurinder Singh, who was officially appointed by Maharaj Charan Singh (guru). Radha Soami Beas satsang is a non-profit charitable society and is an autonomous body, which doesn't bear allegiance to any of the other Radhasoami/Sant Mat groups or satsangs. In the Indian language, Radha Soami means 'lord of the soul', satsang describes a group that seeks truth, and Beas refers to the town near which the main centre is located in northern India. There are a number of other contemporary movements that use the name 'Radha Soami'’ but Radha Soami Satsang Beas is not associated with any of them

Mission :

The mission begun by Baba Jaimal Singh at the turn of the 19th century, Radha Soami Satsang Beas, has its headquarters known by the name of 'Dera Baba Jaimal Singh' near the river Beas in Beas, Punjab, Northern India since 1891. Today the colony has expanded enormously and houses nearly 6000 residents and the average number of visitors daily is about 350,000 or more. Visitors come from all over the world. Radha Soami Satsang Beas, today has Science of the Soul Spiritual Centres in many overseas countries, meetings and gatherings take place in nearly 90 countries worldwide. They also have a 'Science of the Soul Research Centre' based in New Delhi. Its objective is to promote betterment of humanity. The 'Science of the Soul Research Centre' is a non profit charitable Society and also acts as a mail order book seller for Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, or simply the ‘Dera’ as it is generally known, is a mini-township with 6,000 residents. Since the Dera is the home of the spiritual leader of the organization, large crowds visit on specially designated weekends to hear his discourses. These crowds average more than 350,000 people daily. Radha Swami (at River Beas) teachnig directly deals with the Path of the Masters and The Path of Love. Radha Soami Satsang Beas "is a scientific method of … [God realization] within us, while we are still living in the here and now," according to Great Satguru Maharaj Charan Singh Ji , the previous Living Master. It is "a school of practical spiritual training for God realisation" and "does not consist of any rites, rituals, ceremonies, dogmas, priesthood, or church or temple worship." "Living in the world and discharging all our obligations towards wife, children, relatives, friends, and humanity, we have simply to turn our heart Godward. The saints' teachings are very simple. They say that all the woe, misery, and anguish that is the lot of the human race are due to our sad separation from God. This world, which we love so much, is not our true home. "Unless [the soul] returns to its ancient original home, its sorrows and sufferings cannot and will not end. For this purpose, it need not seek anywhere outside of itself. Our body is the temple within which the Lord resides. "The method of God-realisation taught by all the saints, to whichever country or religion they have belonged, has always been the same and will ever be the same. It is the Lord's own design and is as old as the creation itself. It consists of three parts: "First is simran, or the repetition of Lord's holy names. Radha Soami Dhyan "Second is dhyan, or contemplation on the immortal form of the Master. This helps in keeping the attention fixed at that centre. "Third is bhajan, or listening to the Anahad Shabd or celestial music that is constantly reverberating within us. With the help of this divine melody, the soul ascends to higher regions and ultimately reaches the feet of the Lord. A disciple, or satsangi, practices lacto-vegetarianism, abstains from drugs and alcohol, upholds prescribed high moral values, and works for a living (no renunciation of the world). Sant Mat initiations are personal and the spiritual experiences one has during meditation are not to be shared with others as this asserts the ego, thus hindering spiritual progress. Significantly, the Master and Dera are self-supporting and money is never charged for any Sant Mat related activities. A true living Master never accepts any money from his disciples. This is one sign of a true saint. Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a Spiritual Centre in Northern India Beas (Punjab), their teachings and philosophies are really amazing and based on the scientific methods rather than just only belief or superstitions. A human being can attain true salvation by just following their paths, which basically includes, leading a moral life and practicing the "Paanch Naam". Radha Soami is not a myth or a way adopted from any superstitions but it's a scientific approach for the true Seekers of truth and salvation. Perfect Balance, Lightness of Being We have responsibility to ourselves. We have to take good care of ourselves. No one else will walk our path for us. We have to walk it ourselves. The spiritual teacher will help us, but we must put in the effort. We can rely on the five pillars of spirituality to give us a strong foundation from which we can build our spiritual life. When we make the resolution to become better human beings, in that very moment we begin to develop our spiritual nature, and, with it, what is best in us. If we are to grow, we have to begin by first bringing the values of spirituality into our material world. We need to step out of the small circle to which we have confined ourselves and to expand our horizon of understanding and action. Developing peace of mind and stability by relying on the five pillars of spirituality, we will relish the tension-free, stable and joyful state of being that will ensue. Cultivating our spiritual nature and relishing it, our mind will seek to retain this new, more enjoyable way of being and will develop the conviction and determination to obtain, as often as possible, the bliss it has tested. The more our spiritual nature predominates, the more content and free we become. When we start to walk on the spiritual path, the downward tendencies of the mind will be gradually destroyed. If we tread the path with conviction, our attitude to life will change and we will become spiritually strong. The upward tendencies of our mind will then be free to bring out all that is best in us. When we have established ourselves on the way of the saints, we begin to act with balance and equanimity, while within we enjoy the most wonderful peace, joy and lightness of being. Then God-realization becomes a real possibility. Meditation Real Spiritual growth can be achieved only through the practice of meditation. There are many ways to meditate, and each method varies in its results, purposes and objectives. more Spiritual Meditation


How To Reach - Radha Soami Satsang Ashram By Road : Lying on the National Highway, Beas is well connected to all parts of the country by road.

How To Reach - Radha Soami Satsang Ashram By Train : The local railway station of Beas has regular train services to Amritsar and Jalandhar.

How To Reach - Radha Soami Satsang Ashram By Air : The airport at Amritsar is the nearest to Beas. It has direct fights to almost all the key cities in India.

Posted By : Vinod Jindal on Dec 16, 2010


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