In the world where people are in distress with problems and ignorance of what happiness is about and what are the duties of mankind, there are few chosen by the divine itself who are sent on the earth to guide the people to the true happiness, the ultimate reality and show the right path which gives peace and happiness to the heart mind & soul. Among such divine gift for us is his holiness Baba Hardev Singh ji Maharaj. Baba Hardev Singh ji is the Spiritual Guru, Mentor of the Nirankari Mission The changeless in the changing physical world is called God and the changeless in the changing human body is called the Soul. The one who experiences it is known as 'Nirankari'. The sole aim of the Mission is to impart the knowledge of Nirankar(The Formless God) to the seekers' soul. Hence its name is,' The Sant Nirankari Mission'.
SATGURU BABA HARDEV SINGH JI MAHARAJ
Satguru Baba Hardev Singh also known as Nirankari Baba was an Indian spiritual Guru and chief leader of Sant Nirankari Mission from 1980 until his death.
Baba Hardev Singh ji was born on February 23, 1954 in Delhi in the family of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and Rajmata Kulwant Kaur ji. As a child he completed his elementary education from Patiala and later schooling from Rosary Public School, Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi. He graduated from Delhi University.
Baba Hardev Singh ji became the spiritual mentor of the mission under adverse circumstances when it’s spiritual master and a crusader for unity, peace and tranquility Baba Gurbachan Singh ji had fallen to the bullets of fanatic element on 24 April 1980. The supreme sacrifice of Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and first holy discourse by Baba Hardev Singh ji had for greater and much deeper significance. In order to translate his commitment of peace, love and universal brotherhood into action, Baba Hardev Singh ji lost no time and undertook extensive tours within country and abroad.
Sant Nirankari mission was established in 1929 by Baba Buta Singh who previously belonged to the Nirankari sect. He was succeeded by Baba Avtar Singh. The mission flourished after it shifted base to Delhi. As of 2016, the organization has 2000 centers and millions of followers all over the globe. A number of new branches of the mission were set up and so was the case withsatsang Bhawans and many new missionaries were appointed in the Eastern and Sothern state of India also become fully familiar with mission and its philosophy.
During the silver jubilee annual Nirankari Sant Smagam in 1972 Baba Gurbachan Singh ji and Rajmata Kulwant Kaur ji were weighed against currency notes as a mark of their faith and devotion. Baba Gurbachan Singh ji declared that the amount would be spent on missionary activities and public welfare. Consequent one college, a number of schools and dispensaries were setup in various parts of the country. This was carry forward by Baba Hardev Singh with full enthusiasm. The mission had four hospitals, 137 dispensaries and 10 path lab across the country. The mission had 79 tailoring and embroidery training centers for the benefits of widow and other needy women. The mission emerged as one of the leading blood donating voluntarily organizations in the country. The mission farted undertakings cleaning and tree plantation derives across the country. The mission laid considering stress on inters cast marriages and so on in a big way. Baba Hardev Singh died on 13 May 2016 in a car accident near Montreal, Canada. Indian president, prime minister, and congress leader Soniya Gandhi among others expressed their grief over sudden death of Baba Hardev Singh.
TEACHINGS AND QUOTES
‘Know God-know peace, knowing God is knowing peace’.
‘Kingdom of heaven is open to all expect the arrogant.
‘Pride destroys the marit of service’.
‘Bridging humanity peace by peace’.
‘For nearness to God, man must have nearness to God’.
‘Know one, believe one’.
‘To bow in front of others is strength, not weaknesses.
‘To perceive God, one must attain the divine vision’.
‘Dear Waheguru ji, I don’t ask you to make my life easier, but I ask you to give me strength to face all troubles’.