Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj — His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s life and work can be summed up as a continuous journey of love and selfless service. He has helped people from all walks of life connect to their true selves by teaching them the art of meditation. Follow his travels throughout the world and you will discover that his message gleams with the principles of human unity, spiritual fellowship, and selfless service.
He attended college at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, finished his studies there in 1967, and moved to the United States to get an M.S. at Illinois Institute of Technology. He retired from Bell Labs in 1989 when the spiritual teacher Sant Darshan Singh died. He assumed Darshan’s spiritual duties and so became the new leader of what is now known as Science of Spirituality. Colombia’s highest honor, the Golden Cross, (in 1992) is among the many Earthly awards the spiritual organization has been bestowed in his name.
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s talks have been broadcast internationally on radio and television. His publications include books in many languages and hundreds of articles on spiritual topics. His latest books, Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation (with a foreword by the 14th Dalai Lama) and Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation were recently re-released by M/s Element Books.
His message of unity, peace, and love for all human beings has been acclaimed by enlightened leaders around the globe. Recognizing the transcendent oneness at the heart of all religions, he emphasizes prayer and meditation as the true building blocks for achieving peace.
Head of Science of Spirituality
As head of Science of Spirituality, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj is internationally recognized for his work toward promoting inner and outer peace through spirituality. Among his many awards and tributes are five honorary doctorates in recognition of his tireless efforts.
Born (20 September 1946) in India and educated as a scientist, he has a keen understanding of both mysticism and science. He received his spiritual education from two of India’s greatest spiritual Masters: Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj (1894–1974) and Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj (1921–1989). He earned his master’s degree in the United States and had a distinguished twenty-year career in science and communications. His training in both of these disciplines has helped him express age-old mystical teachings in clear, logical language.
Best Selling Author
His books and articles are available in fifty languages; his talks go out to the world via radio, television, and live internet broadcasts. His latest books include: Spark of the Divine, Spiritual Pearls for Enlightened Living; Silken Thread of the Divine; Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation, and Empowering Your Soul through Meditation.
As founder of Darshan Education Foundation, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj has established seventeen Darshan Academies (K-12) throughout India and in South America which integrate meditation and a spiritual curriculum into a traditional academic environment.
Having entered the garden of bliss, the garden of the Lord within, saints, mystics, and enlightened souls are not content to experience that happiness only for themselves. They want all humanity to enjoy that same blessing. They devote their lives to bringing others into the secret garden of the Lord, and their goal is to make that joy available to every soul in creation.
His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj is a spiritual Master dedicated to helping people realize themselves as soul.
Whenever we want to learn something new, we turn to a teacher. We can study and practice on our own, but to develop the greatest proficiency there is no substitute for a qualified teacher. A true spiritual Master does something books cannot do; he grants seekers a firsthand experience of their soul by putting them in direct contact with the Light and Sound of God.
This Light and Sound is within each and every one of us – and the experience of connecting with it goes far beyond a general sense of well-being, relaxation, or peace.
This is why over a million people around the world follow the teachings of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, and the number of spiritual seekers continues to grow. After receiving an inner contact, people are encouraged to meditate, lead an ethical life, and focus on the goal of returning to their Source, God. By receiving an experience of themselves as souls, seekers recognize that Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj is a spiritual Master who is able to guide them on the inner journey.
Outer and Inner Guidance
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj says it is our birthright to know God. He travels the globe giving talks, holding meditation seminars and offering initiation into meditation on the inner Light and Sound, all free of charge. He is a constant support amid the ups and downs of life and a guide and companion on the spiritual journey.
A true spiritual Master seeks nothing for himself. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj lives on his own earnings and accepts no donations. His only wish is to help connect people with their true essence as soul.
We Are One Human Family
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj says spirituality is the recognition that behind outer names and labels we are souls, a part of one Creator. As such, we are all members of one big family.
When we develop this vision, we no longer see through the eyes of prejudice and discrimination, and we break down the barriers that separate one human being from another. We feel we are connected at the level of soul. When we experience our unity and connectedness, we start caring about each other; we help and serve one another. Our vision broadens and we have compassion for all human beings.
As head of Science of Spirituality, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj inspires its humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Under his direction, the organization has:
- Raised and distributed material and financial aid for the South Asian tsunami victims;
- Built and donated new schools in disaster areas;
- Raised funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans;
- Sent substantial financial relief to earthquake survivors throughout the world, including Central and South America, Haiti, New Zealand, and the tsunami victims in Japan.
- Rebuilt an entire village in India after the Gujarat earthquake; and
- In India, free meals are served at centers throughout the country. The organization sponsors blood donation drives, free eye-operation clinics, and other service projects, including teaching skills to women to help them be more financially independent.
Future Generations of Peacemakers: Darshan Academies
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj took an innovative step when he founded Darshan Education Foundation in 1996. He created a unique system for bringing about world peace, unity, love, and spirituality by establishing an extensive network of schools that offer students a holistic educational system and promote the ethical and spiritual values common to all religions. He says if we can include some spiritual teachings in our educational systems throughout the world, then fifteen, twenty, or twenty-five years from now, we will turn out human beings who would have love and compassion in their hearts for others.