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*Kirpal Singh: "He ( Sawan) gave me his life impulse then closed his eyes, never to open them again."54 [Sat Sandesh. Feb-March 1985. p. 22] In 1955 he wrote, "The authority of giving initiation into the beyond and contacting with the Word, which he vouchsafed to me verbally on October 12, 1947, was thus completely transferred while going. The intoxication of that glance is still the life of my soul."55 [Message on the death anniversary of Hazur Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj. April 2, 1955] Kirpal infers Sawan passed master power to him through the eyes. Problem is, who passed the master power to Sawan? Especially since Sawan admitted he was not a master when he took over Beas.

Kirpal had told his board members in America his successor would not immediately succeed him, but that his successor might appear about 25 years after his death in the West. Kirpal had told board members no one in his family would succeed him. Kirpal followers, who do believe he had a successor, say Kirpal meant no one in his spiritual family. Especially Darshan followers, whom point to the fact Darshan was initiated by Sawan Singh, not his father Kirpal. Hence, Kirpal followers were shocked when a will showed up in favor of Darshan after his death. Kirpal had denied making such a will when asked about rumors that he indeed had. The will to Darshan was evidently lost for awhile after Kirpal's death. But, surfaced shortly after. The original core Kirpal group in the USA, which publishes Kirpal books to this day, did as Kirpal had told them. They sent any excess funds from the satsang to Kirpal's closest living relative. They were told to do this 20 years after Kirpal died, by Kirpal himself. I was informed by them they sent the funds to Darshan's son, as Kirpal had requested.

These board members of Kirpal's original American group, understood mastership could not be transferred by will. They were clear that Kirpal actually meant no physical family member would succeed him and his successor would not appear for about 25 years and in the West. Kirpal had also stated in his books the son does not follow the father in mastership. So, the original Kirpal group in the USA is currently awaiting Kirpal's prediction of a successor 25 years after his death to come from the West according to what they told me.. But, this generation seems unaware of what Kirpal said. We see Darshan passing mastership by will to Rajinder, who was his son and it may have become a family business at this point. When it comes to passing money at death, the truth comes out. The problem is, if Kirpal admitted at death mastership could be transferred by will (forgetting the passing of power through the eyes baloney), that would also mean Sawan's massive wills were legitimate. Sawan's wills were so clear and so definite, they looked like Philadelpia lawyers had written them. Sawan's passing of guruship to Jagat Singh was absolutely irrefutable. Kirpal's claim of passing of power through the eyes in secret matches Jaimal's claims of similar with Swami Ji in secret. Now we have many groups coming off Kirpal's lineage. Thakar Singh, a Kirpal initiate and claimed successor, reportedly initiated Summa Ching Hai. She had spent 6 months in Thakar's New York center meditating, according to reports. Summa Ching Hai now has a massive following and is the fastest growing group, although they deny she hails from RS and use other masters as her mentors. Kirpal, also, it has been rumored, said he had taken Paul Twitchell (ECKANKAR) to Sach Kand. Twitchell had reportedly been initiated by Kirpal, but also refers to other mentors in his ministry. Rumor had it Kirpal considered Baba Meyer as a God. That one time when they met, Kirpal was given a lower seat then Baba and said it was OK, due to the fact.

It was reported in a Thakar Singh circular, by Thakar, an incident where Kirpal had gone through a serious crisis period near the end of his guruship and he had even stopped initiating personally for a time . Reports had it he was displeased his disciples were not making as much progress as he wished, nor meditating as much as they should. The rumors had it he was going to resign and pass guruship. Most people have heard of this crisis period. Now days, this is debated and official old board members might even deny it happened. Until some insider of the period appears to enlighten us on the facts, it appears a mystery.

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Professor Dr. David Lane reported that in a meeting, Darshan Singh gave him a confidential message to take to his Guru Charan Singh... 'that he wished he could be the straps on his shoes'.

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http://oasis-are.20m.com/darshan.html

The Misdeeds of Darshan Singh

The largest Sant Mat Group besides the Beas Group operating today is the Science of Spirituality Mission (SOS) founded by Darshan Singh who was the physical son of Sant Kirpal Singh Ji of Delhi (1894-1974). Darshan Singh left the body in the early 1990s and handed over operation of SOS to his son, Rajinder Singh, who is functioning as the SOS guru at the present time. These SOS gurus claim to be God incarnate, "all-knowing," and have reached the highest spiritual level of attainment ("Sach Khand"). Darshan Singh proclaimed himself as the successor to Master Kirpal Singh in late August of 1974 (Kirpal Singh passed away on Aug. 21, 1974). The majority of the disciples of Master Kirpal Singh in the West rejected that claim, for very good reasons, and still do today.

First, a quote, in order to set the scene in August of 1974:

"When I arrived in Delhi I learned that one lady in Punjab, the wife of Dr. Harbhajan Singh - who goes very high in her meditation - was told by the Master on the inner planes that Darshan Singh was NOT His successor. And Master told her to have three questions put to Darshan Singh. So, a large delegation of initiates from the Punjab, from Harayana, and from Chandigarh, came to the Ashram at the time when there was supposed to be the coronation or whatever, the turban tying ceremony. And Dr. Harbhajan Singh said to Darshan Singh, "We don't accept you as the Master. I want to ask you one question. If you are a Master, if you are the Guru, can you give first hand spiritual experience to others?" Darshan Singh said that he was not capable of giving that experience, and he backed down. Finally, he abdicated and things were restored, at least 25%.

This quote is from an account of a Western disciple of Kirpal Singh who went to India for the cremation ceremonies of Kirpal in late August of 1974. When he arrived in India a few days after Kirpal had left the body, he found himself in the middle of an intense power struggle going on at Sawan Ashram, even though the ashes of Kirpal Singh had hardly cooled.

The power struggle under way was based on the claim that Darshan Singh was pushing, that he was the spiritual successor to his father, and had the right to be the next guru at Sawan Ashram. In India, the eldest physical son inherits the property of the father, and there is a "turban tying ceremony" where the son wears the father's turban, symbolizing the transfer of assets and responsibility from father to son. Darshan Singh was Kirpal Singh's eldest son. (Their family name is Duggal)

Darshan Duggal was thus in line be the recipient of the turban of his father in the worldly sense of inheriting the physical property of the father. (In India as elsewhere around the world, a will is usually drawn up for that purpose.)

But because Kirpal Singh was also the guru and Master for 100,000 initiates, there was a big problem. Such a turban tying ceremony if held in a public place such as Sawan Ashram where Kirpal regularly gave satsang might imply that Darshan was the spiritual heir to Kirpal Singh as well as the physical heir to his property.

Tai Ji, the physical attendant and cook for Kirpal Singh, vehemently opposed the idea of the turban tying ceremony taking place at Sawan Ashram (Kirpal's ashram for his mission). She felt that if it was held there and not at the private home of Darshan Singh where it belongs, that the sangat will think it has the spiritual significance of Darshan being Kirpal's spiritual successor, which she strongly believed was not the case.

It went ahead anyway, and the Darshan Singh supporters tried to install him as the guru at the turban tying ceremony. However, Dr. Harbhajan Singh stopped the process dead cold in its tracks with his pointed question, forcing Darshan's candid admission at that moment of truth -- that he was spiritually incompetent to follow in Kirpal Singh's footsteps.

The following is from Dr Harbhajan Singh in his own words, and describes the events surrounding and subsequent to the turban tying ceremony as follows:

" I myself, Ranbir Singh, Chet Singh from Chandigarh, and most of the members of the Sawan Ashram Delhi management got together for a meeting which started in the house of Gyani Bhagwan Singh. Darshan Singh was requested to come to the meeting. We asked Darshan Singh to tell honestly, if really Master had appointed him as His spiritual successor. He flatly refused and remarked that Master had not given him the power, whereas his relatives, family members and friends compelled him to work as master, and that he never would do that.

"It was confirmed by all who were present there that by will only worldly wealth can be transferred, but that the spirituality has ever been transferred through the eye. Due to this very reason Master left Beas. Master has written very clearly about this point in many books.

The turban tying ceremony on August 30, 1974:

"It is a tradition in India, when the (physical) father dies, that the eldest son ties the turban in place of his father. It means that the eldest son becomes responsible like a father. In spite of the decision all the relatives, friends and family members made a plan to tie the turban to Darshan Singh at the Bhog-ceremony on August 30, 1974 at Sawan Ashram.

Rifts in the Sangat: Darshan Singh tried to occupy the Ashram:

"Since the Master had blessed His children with right understanding Darshan Singh failed to prove his successorship by will. In spite of his promise he and his supporters were bent to obtain possession of the Ashram.

Rift in the managing body:

"Since Darshan Singh had declared his successorship, a lot of people and all his relatives supported him, being a son of the Master. The supporters of Darshan Singh made a plan to control all centers in India and abroad. With the declaration of his successorship a severe rift took place among the members of the managing body. Those devoted disciples of the managing body told that since Darshan Singh had denied that the spirituality had been transferred to him by the Master, how then could he declare himself as the spiritual successor?

Filed cases:

"The group of Darshan Singh filed a case against the residents (Tai Ji group) of the Sawan Ashram at the registrar of the societies in Delhi. They also filed cases to occupy the Amritsar Centre, the Pathankot-Centre and the Agriculture Farm at Nawanshar. They took possession of Pathankot-Centre, but they could not do that with the Amritsar-Centre and the Agriculture Farm at Nawanshar.

Hooligans in Amritsar Centre:

"They brought a lot of disciples and bad characters and forcibly entered with buses into the premises of the Ashram at Amritsar. They removed some of the pictures of the great Master and installed the pictures of Darshan Singh and started to play the tape of Darshan Singh. They put a lot of posters announcing the successorship of Darshan Singh outside the gate.

Master helped:

"Masterpower helped the Sangat, when the Sangat could not bear them doing contrary to the teaching. Moreover they started to beat the innocent disciples of the Master. The police interfered and held them guilty. As they were in hundreds, some of them got chance to run away because they were afraid of the consequences, others got discouraged and begged pardon and told me to control the Sangat and to help to find a solution. After some time they went back leaving all posters, tapes etc. they had brought with them.

Dr. Harbhajan continues: "On July 26-28, 1974 Sant Kirpal Singh Ji held the Rastrya Sant Samagam (National convocation of saints). Swami Sarvagya Muni, Swami Govinda Parkash, Swami Ved Vyasa Nand Ji and Lama Kushak Bekula and some ministers also participated in the convocation. As there was not enough place in the Ashram, the Satsang was held outside at some other place. It was very hot and Master was not in good health. Before the Satsang finished, a lot of people already came into the Ashram and sat down to get the first turn for food. The Ashram got crowded up to the outer gate, and Master could not enter into the Ashram. He had to wait nearly fifteen minutes in His car outside the Ashram in the scorching heat of the sun. Then Master came on foot.

"When He just entered the retiring room, He ordered me to bolt the door from inside. I closed the door. Master sat down and, holding both His hands on the head, He took a sigh and said, ‘Better it would have been if I had gone today.’ (It was the birthday of His Master.) I asked, ‘Master, why do you say that? Such things have no place in our heart.’ Master replied, ‘Either the managing committee will live or I.’ There were all in all seven members in the managing body of Ruhani Satsang, Sawan Ashram, Delhi. Master knew that all would support Darshan Singh and install him as a successor. Such experience He had during His lifetime of His Master Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj.

"He nominated six more persons for the managing body and asked the managing body to submit the same in the office for the registration. Although Master reminded them many times, they did not submit the list with the registration. Master thus lost His confidence in the managing body.

Master was never interested to give His work in His family. In Satsang tapes and in monthly Magazine exists the statement of Master, ‘No one of My family would succeed Me!’

More shocking Vignettes from Dr. Harbhajan Singh:

Filed cases: The group of Darshan Singh filed a case against the residents (Tai Ji group) of the Sawan Ashram at the registrar of the societies in Delhi. They also filed cases to occupy the Amritsar Centre, the Pathankot-Centre and the Agriculture Farm at Nawanshar. They took possession of Pathankot-Centre, but they could not do that with the Amritsar-Centre and the Agriculture Farm at Nawanshar.

Hooligans in Amritsar Centre:

They brought a lot of disciples and bad characters and forcibly entered with buses into the premises of the Ashram at Amritsar. They removed some of the pictures of the great Master and installed the pictures of Darshan Singh and started to play the tape of Darshan Singh. They put a lot of posters announcing the successorship of Darshan Singh outside the gate.

Master helped : Masterpower helped the Sangat, when the Sangat could not bear them doing contrary to the teaching. Moreover they started to beat the innocent disciples of the Master. The police interfered and held them guilty. As they were in hundreds, some of them got chance to run away because they were afraid of the consequences, others got discouraged and begged pardon and told me to control the Sangat and to help to find a solution. After some time they went back leaving all posters, tapes etc. they had brought with them.

Locked the Ashram:

Without our knowledge they had already filed a case against us; they got the orders from the court to lock the Ashram. The man who came to lock the Ashram said, I am an employee and I have to work in accordance with the law, but such holy places never should be locked.

Inspection was made: [Bribery]

We were able to get the orders for inspection from the government. After inspection, the official declared the group of Darshan Singh guilty, and they opened the Ashram for the dear children of the Master. (Note: Darshan Singh’s supporters came to me and offered me as much money as I would like, if I declared Darshan Singh the spiritual successor and handed over the Ashram. I asked them, From where would you bring so much money to control all centers in India Taking me into confidence, they told, that they had decided to sell some of the centers. I said to them, Rather you can have some money from me, but you must leave your bad intention to sell the spiritual heritage for want of your attachment. Simply you people are bent upon to destroy the Mission of the Master and you only want to fulfill your ideas.)

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....Post on the Net from a club below about Kirpal.......

Kirpal was a moron

7/25/01 1:49 pm RS Studies Club post by protoast

All what is below is 100% TRUE!

1. He used to pick his nose in public satsang in front of everyone.

2. He used to spit into a spitoon in public satsang, grossing everyone out.

3. He used to clear his throat and rasp like a gorilla in public Satsang.

4. He was often very gruff and mean. Many people would have an interview with him and he would often treat them like shit and even make women cry with his gruffness.

5. He talked like a baboon and nobody could understand what the hell he was saying. He should have had berlitz language training and then he would have spoken some clear english for once in his life.

6. His target audience was about a grade 1 level. If you disagree, read 'Morning Talks', a real sophisticated tome that one. You need to have read "dick and jane" as a prerequisite to get through that one.

7. He was boring, repeating himself over and over and over, giving the same sleeper talks everywhere he went. He repeated the same old lame phrases over and over like a parrot, and merely recombined them into different combinations everwhere he went. Read anything he wrote and you will see this is true. Boring and unimaginative.

8. He would many times act crazy and ask "are you initiated?" even to his group leaders.

9. He was totally unpredictable, one minute smiling and joking and the next minute ripping into someone. He was so unpredictable that you never knew when he was going to blow up at you. A loose cannon ready to blow up at any time.

10. He generated fear in people. Many people would not want to sit near him but at the back of the room so he wouldn't treat them like shit if they were within his eyesight range. If anyone is HONEST reading this they will nod their head. I know of people who spent time with him who thought he was very gruff and nasty, blowing up at them for hardly any reason whatever. He had very little patience with anyone.

11. Indian people would bring their diaries to him and he would throw them on the ground. He would hardly ever show respect even to his own people.

12. He was very gruff and mean. He made a lot of people ANGRY at him for the way he treated them.

13. I know of people who are still angry at him for the way he treated them like shit for no reason.

14. If you were RICH that is a different story. Then you were respected.

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Kirpal post on club

Yet, according to George A. Jones, Kirpal indeed misplaced his socks upon at least one occasion....Hmmm? or maybe someone took them? George was literally full of stories about Kirpals 'humanity'. He took pains to emphasize that aspect of the Master. My dad told me a story the other day....that George had told him...about Kirpal walking away from the group to the end of the room and turning around made a dramatic pause, as if he was going to say something profound......but instead cut this tremendous fart.

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From "Guru Tegh Bahadur, A Biography"

Balwant Singh Anand, 1979, Sterling, Delhi

"It was accepted tradition of the Sikhs that each Guru had the exclusive authority and the final say in the nomination of his successor. This right could not be challenged by anyone. It was not a hereditary office; no son could claim gur-gaddi as a matter of right. Both the selection and nomination was made by the Guru; he could select his son or if it so pleased him, he could select anyone outside the family. The age of the successor was not considered of any consequence; the Guru could nominate an aged person, a young man or even a child. Each successive Guru of the Sikhs nominated his successor and once nominated, the new Guru was accepted by the followers as the Supreme religious leader and the final authority in all matters pertaining to every aspect of life.

But this does not mean that there were no other claimants to the throne or that there were no bickerings, no amity feuds, no disgruntled persons. It is sad but true that the families of the Gurus were not above power-politics; there were rivalries, feuds, bitterness and jealousy as elsewhere. When Guru Nanak nominated Guru Angad as his successor, his two sons Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das were deeply disappointed. Guru Angad's son Datu would not forgive his father for nominating Guru Amar Das and went to the extent of attacking the Guru. Bibi Bhani conspired to see that her husband (Guru) Ram Das was nominated by her father. When Guru Ram Das nominated his second son Arjun Dev as Guru, Prithi Chand became the bitterest enemy of the Guru and went to the extent of conspiring to kill his son, the future Guru Hargobind, by poison or snake bite.

Having lost all hope of becoming the Guru, he was willing to stoop to the meanest trick to have his son Meharban ascend the throne. And when Guru Hargobind nominated his grandson Har Rai (the second son of Baba Gurditta) in preference to his elder brother Dhirmal, the latter continued to conspire and fight all his life against both Guru Harkrishan and Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Moreover, when Guru Har Rai nominated his younger son, Harkrishan as the Guru in preference to his elder son Ram Rai, the latter was so infuriated that he approached Emperor Aurangzeb to dethrone his younger brother and to issue orders in his favour.

In short each Guru had to face collateral rivalry and sometimes political interference. Moreover, each succeeding Guru had to cope with the legacy of domestic and political feuds inherited from his predecessor."

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One of the most remarkable pieces of evidence against Jaimal's claim, that Swami Ji gave him permission to become a guru, comes from Chachaji's Biography of Soami Ji Maharaj, published in June 1902. In the 1978 edition from Agra, pages 120 - 123, Chachaji talks about a Sikh soldier in the 24th Regiment whom died while the group passed through Agra. Chachaji does not date incident. It is a rather meaningless story about the soldier's death. This is the same 24th Regiment noted on page 36, of Mark Juergensmeyer's 'Radhasoami Reality' published in 1991. Beas 'Spiritual Letters', 1976, page xviiii statistics, also confirms Jaimal joined the 24th Sikh Regiment as a Sepoy in 1856. Chachaji's book was published in 1902, about 6 months before Jaimal was allowed by the Council to initiate. Jaimal had not yet been reprimanded by Chachaji for pretending to be a guru. That happened in 1903 . What is so amazing, is that in Chachaji's 150 page book on the biography of his brother Swami Ji, two full pages are related to that soldier of the 24th Sikh Regiment . Chachaji does not even mention Jaimal in these two pages, nor anywhere in the book !!! Not even when Chachaji spoke of Jaimal's Regiment , did he even mention his name . No where in the book is Jaimal mentioned .

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Note, Gharib Das is not mentioned in the book either. Maheswari, Corr.,1960,v.1,p.168, "Gharib Das, blind and helpless, attempted to pose as a guru near Delhi. This he did just to help himself and for his own personal gain." Chachaji listed many advanced disciples of Swami Ji in it, but not Jaimal or Gharib Das.

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Was Chachaji in the dark about his brother Swami Ji passing guruship to Jaimal as late as June 1902 ??? We would have to assume Swami Ji never told anyone in his family Jaimal was a guru , if Chachaji didn't know. Later the same year in 1902, Chachaji let Jaimal initiate through Council vote. THE BIG QUESTION IS WHY CHACHAJI AND SUDARSHAN, TWO SANTS ACCORDING TO BEAS, OFFICIALLY REPRIMANDED JAIMAL FOR PRETENDING TO BE A SANT AND THEN TRIED TO EXCOMMUNICATE HIM !!!!!!!!!!

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A note on Swami JI. Although it has been claimed Swami Ji was a born saint, both Maheswari and at least one Council guru (Babuji Madhav Sinha), claimed Swami Ji treated Girhari Das as a Guru, although not his Guru. Girdhari Das was Tulsi Sahib's chief disciple. Tulsi Sahib of Hathras was the Guru of Swami Ji's parents. He died in 1843 appx. See Biography of Hazur Maharaj, S. D. Maheswari,1971, p.15. But, Girdhari Das actually lived in one of Swami Ji's houses. It has been recorded when Girdhari was dying, Swami Ji ran to see him in Lucknow. If it is possible Swami Ji was Girdhari's successor, it may be because Tulsi's historical successor (who was not Girdhari, but Surswami) was too close for him to admit it (32 miles NE of Agra)and he may not have wanted to create friction with the Hathras group. But, it has been stated officially Swami Ji was a born saint in need of no guru and that he had none. This writer will give no opinion.

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Sidenote: This email was received regarding the use of the word Radhasoami: regarding use of word...."Radhasoami by PPPD Soamiji Maharaj in his letters and books edited by PPPD Huzur Maharaj. The original manuscripts of the book SAR BACHAN ( all four volumes of Prose and Poetry) and original letters are available at Huzuri Bhavan and do contain the word RADHASOAMI. Baba Charan Singh of Beas and Baba Kirpal Singh of Delhi had personally visited Agra and had seen it for themselves. We have authentic proof of their visits and also the discussions." End email quote from Pipal Mandi group rep.

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It should be noted some various factions of Radhasoami have started a condescending attitude over the years towards history, due to the fact they all have to live and get along with each other now. But, history cannot be erased by condescending retrospect. The writer of this Secret History is not trying to determine who or what group is for real, just show historical events against the context of the Beas lineage claims. The writer of Secret History does not believe Radhasoami Faith is effective, nor that there are any current masters with power existent. Read Faqir Chand book, linked off this site. No assertions are made on this website, or critique statements. Check all facts for accuracy. Nothing is implied as true as each person can formulate their own opinions. The writer does not give any opinions and none may be inferred. This web site and author have no relation to any groups of Radhasoami or offshoots. This Secret History is written assuming the Beas version is already known to readers. Radhasoami Satsang Beas and Sant Mat are service marked names of RS Beas. Copyright 1999 by author Mike Williams, all rights reserved. Copyright is not on referenced material from RS groups.

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*Note ; Spiritual Gems, 1980, p. 118-9 Sawan Singh says "Tulsi Sahib used to visit Swami Ji at Agra and used to stay with Him, and both were on very affectionate terms with each other". See Truth Unveiled, R.K. Khanna, p.1. Professor Puri's book also notes 'Tulsi did not die before he gave a glance to Swami Ji.' RS Agra confirms Tulsi and Girdhari relationship to Swami Ji. Legend has it Swami Ji immediately began his mission upon the death of Girdhari Das. That would be the 1861 date Swami Ji opened his satsang. Both Tulsi and Girdhari used the five name initiation, the same Swami Ji used. Tulsi's groups from Hathras, always considered Swami Ji a breakoff lineage from the beginning.

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Souvenir,1961,RS Dayalbagh,p.22, " Soami Ji once went to Tulsi Sahab at Hathras....and to Lucknow also to see Girdhari Das, chief disciple of Tulsi Sahab, when he was very ill before his death". Chachaji in his 1902 book called Girdhari "chief disciple", also.

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'Babuji' Madhav Prasad Sinha said, "Soamiji Maharaj had no guru. In conformity with the established convention, He used to treat Baba Girdhari Das Ji who was one of the chief disciples of Sahebji or Tulsi Saheb of Hathras, and who used to reside in Agra, as a guru, more or less in the same way as Kabir Saheb had treated Ramananand Ji." Biography of Babuji Maharaj,Agra,p.377,1971

Pre Swami Ji possible lineage :

Tulsi Sahib d.1843

Girdhari Das d. 1861? unknown

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Agra lineage :

'Swami Ji' Shiv Dayal Singh 1861-1878,

'Hazur' Rai Saligram 1878-1898,

Brahm Sankar Misra 1898-1907,

'Bauji' Mahewari Devi 1907-1913,

'Babuji' Madhav Sinha 1909-1949(overlap woman guru)

end Agra gurus

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Beas lineage appx. :

1861-1878 Swami Ji,

1878-1884 Salig Ram,

1884-1903 Jaimal Singh,

1903-1907 Sankar Misra,

1907-1913 'Buaji' Maheswari Devi,

1909-1915 'Babuji' Madhav Sinha(overlap),

1915-1948 Sawan Singh,

1948-1951 Jagat Singh,

1951-1990 Charan Singh,

1990-current Gurinder Singh

end Beas gurus

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Note** Jaimal may have been initiated by Girdhari Das (a Tulsi Sahib disciple), not Swami Ji.

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1878-1894 Radhaji, Swami Ji's wife, was guru at Radhasoami Gardens. Chachaji, Swami Ji's brother, initiated for her. Chachaji died in 1911. Sudarshan Singh lived till 1935 and Babuji was his master when he died. When both Bauji and Chachaji died near the same time period, Sawan self proclaimed himself as master at Beas, as Agra had their hands full with the Dayal Bagh breakaway. Truth Unvarnished, S. D. Maheswari part 2,1970, p.193, states "Sawan Singh continued to owe allegiance to the Council during the time of Chachaji Saheb. Afterwards, under the influence of some of his hot headed and ill advised companions, he gradually became independent."

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Remember, Beas claims Sawan was powerless and inept when Jaimal died. Jaimal said to go to Chachaji when he died according to Beas; and for the secrets of the sound currents in Sat Nam, not Sawan. Hence, Sawan goes from powerless and inept in 1904, to self proclaimed sat guru around 1913-1917.

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The beginning date for Jaimal as self proclaimed master, starts when Beas said he began initiations in 1884. From Dec.25, 1902, Jaimal and Sawan were only initiators for Agra Sat Gurus Misra, Bauji and Babuji Sinha. Jaimal appears as a wildcat in history, whom Chachaji tries to control. Jaimal died in Dec. 1903. Remember Jaimal told Misra he was 'not a sant'. Chachaji and Sudarshan were both under Council gurus from 1902 onward. It should be noted Jaimal had his house next to Salig Ram's ashram in Peepal Mundi and attended his satsangs. He accepted Salig Ram as successor to Swami Ji obviously, as he set up Radhasoami Satsang Beas and initiated with Radhaswami nam. He did not set up Sant Mat (T.M.) Satsang Beas. Dr. Agam Mathur in his book Radhasoami Faith says Beas attributes this Radhasoami name to Saligram.

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Since Salig Ram was the founder of the Radhasoami faith as Swami Ji stated in his last will, it's quite obvious you can't leave him out of the lineage. Hence most Beas satsangi's don't even know who started their own faith. Salig Ram did not give permission to Jaimal to initiate. Hence the break occured in 1884, when Jaimal first initiated without historical authority.

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Jaimal and Sawan may have had a room at Chachaji's satsangs after Swami Ji died, but remember, both Chachaji and Radhaji accepted Salig Ram as founder of RS Faith. Chachaji stated Salig Ram was the true Gurmukh and successor of Swami Ji. Salig Ram and Radhaji both accepted each other as successors to Swami Ji and had a close relationship.

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No mention is being made of Rai Bindraban, whom used 'satgur ram' as mantra when he acted as a full fledged guru. Brindraban was Swami Ji's younger brother whom acted as a guru in Oudh until his death in 1872. He had a substantial following and wrote a few books. He was initiated by Swami Ji whom endorsed his seperate satsang and activity. The group was somewhat different in philosophy from Swami Ji's. Basically a Guru Nanuk-shabd type religion. Brindraban's wife was mentioned in Swami Ji's will as one to have respect for and her arti was performed.

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Salig Ram, founder of RS Faith, was Postmaster General of Uttar Pradesh. He wrote the massive RS philosophy in numerous volumes. When Sawan broke from Salig Ram's lineage he evidently lost rights to publish these books for Beas group. Sawan retired in 1911. In March 1910 Dayal Bagh group started its break away from the main lineage and in 1915 did so(Souvenir,1961,RS Dayalbagh,p.287). It appears the Council would not allocate enough money to Dayal Bagh and this caused a rift. It began one of the longest court cases in Indian history and went to the Supreme Court under the British. Sudarshan made it crystal clear the above Agra lineage was true and correct in his mind.

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'Babuji' Madhav Sinha acted as Sat Guru for the woman master 'Bauji' Devi from 1909 onwards till her death May 21, 1913....and then till 1949 his death (Biog. of Bauji(Devi),Agra,1983,p.15). Babuji Sinha acted for Bauji Devi till her death, as women couldn't function fully in the old days as guru. Babuji Madhav Sinha had been initiated by Swami Ji and he was blood relationship to Swami Ji's family. Bauji Devi was the sister of Sankar Misra. Hence, Beas lineage may actually have 4 sat gurus missing from their lineage, since we know Sawan considered Babuji Madhav Sinha as genuine and broke after Babuji Sinha had started to act as Sat Guru for Bauji Devi in 1909.

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Babuji Madhav Sinha did not recognize Sawan's initiations as valid, nor did he consider Sawan a sant, according to court testimony. Sudarshan was sort of a popular friendly ambassador to the various groups. But, he stated in court Babuji Sinha was the sat guru of the time and his master as the prior Agra lineage gurus had been. Sudarshan also confirmed the excommunication of Jaimal in court, which he himself had signed as a member of the council and had introduced the resolution with a second from Babu Shyam Lal.

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S. D. Maheswari(personal secretary to Babuji)Correspondence Vol.2, 1962,p.257 says "Sudarshan Singh...offered all his earnings and belongings (cash, jewlery, house property...valued at several lakhs of rupees) as bhet to Babuji Sinha Maharaj and his Council and the Trust." Same page, " Pratrap Singh (Chachaji) handed over the Soami Bagh Garden to Hazur Maharaj ( Salig Ram) and Maharaj Saheb (Misra). Page 276, same book, Deposition of Lala Ajodhia Prasad, (Salig Ram's son) June 13, 1926, his deposition in Dayal Bagh suit stated, " I am president of RS Central Administrative Council...at Allahabad. .... The 28 names selected for the formation of the Council (in 1902) included the name of Baba Jaimal Singh. The name of Jaimal Singh was included because he had agreed that he would give up acting as a guru. ... He was given general power of initiation in the very first meeting of the Council. But, he did not stick to his undertaking and the said general power of initiation was cancelled." (Above quote also referenced pp.267-268, Privy Council Paper Book.) Adjohia became president of Council at Chachaji's death.

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Page 280 Correspondence Vol. 2 results of Council elections (those whom lost in balloting):#21 Kama Prashad Sinha,53 votes (he became master at Dayal Bagh in March 1910 breakaway and died 1913, don't confuse with Babuji Madhav Sinha); (Anand Swarup followed Kama in 1913 till d. 1937) ; #22 Baba Jaimal Singh, sadhu, Punjab, 36 votes; #25 Sadhu Garib Das, blind sadhu mentioned in Beas books at Serai Rohilla Delhi, (group faded out, became strange) 23 votes ; #26 Babu Shyam Lal of Gwalior, 16 votes (founder Dhara Sindh Pratap group). Page 281, same book, Chachaji's letters to Jaimal carried common salutation on top common for day and do not carry significance.

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Beas records Sawan's first initiation July 24, 1904, 7 months after Jaimal died. Sawan stated it was necessary to have a living master, so that fake negative inner radiant forms of the master could be found out by their fake 'eyes' that could deceive the disciple. But, Sawan made it blantantly clear he was not a master when Jaimal died. Hence, he could have only initiated for the Council gurus until he magically turned into a Guru himself. Sawan changed Bachan 250 in Sar Bachan prose to say the initiate could visualize the form of the initiator, instead of the master in Beas versions. It is obvious why he did so.

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It should be noted there are hundreds of thousands of people in India that know Salig Ram was the founder of their faith, coming off that lineage, but Beas people seem to be completely in the dark, despite the fact their Sar Bachan book clearly states this in Swami Ji's last commandments shown as 19 paragraphs. (Sar Bachan, Beas, 1971, pages 20-23)Swami Ji says "My Mat were of Sat Nam and Anami, and Radha Swami Mat has been started by Saligram. Let this also go on."

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Maheswari also notes a few times Salig Ram had wished to create a body under the guidance of the sat guru and had a "rough scheme drawn out for the purpose" to keep certain persons from taking possession of satsang properties between guruships and "to administer for all time the properties of the Satsang" (under orders of Sat Guru if living), Correspondence Vol.2,p533, also Biography of Babuji, 1971,Agra,p.468. It appears Chachaji was fulfilling Salig Ram's desires in starting the Council.

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S.D. Maheswari Correspondence,1962 vol.2,p.310 states Chachaji and family were unhappy guruship had left their family. But, Chachaji (and friends) "reconciled himself to the inevitable. On such ocassions it was Radhaji who pacified them and curbed these tendencies. Chachaji had so much attached himself to Hazur Maharaj (Salig Ram) that he was once or twice seen cleaning the drain of Salig Ram's house with a broom and a bucket of water."

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Page 309 Correspondence w/ Americans, "after Swami Ji had departed some self seekers gathered round Chachaji and wanted to drag him into the vortex of gurudoom." Books by Dhara Sindh Pratrap group of Gawilor, which considered Chachaji as successor to Swami Ji, stated Chachaji replied to Swami Ji's approval of gurudoom if he so desired with the statement, "No, I do not want to be a master. I wish to remain a servant. I shall perform whatever service I can, while remaining as an humble servant." Other groups have similar quotes of Chachaji not wishing to be a guru.

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It should be noted there are dates called 'manifested' dates. Such as 1885 for Salig Ram, 1902 Misra, 1909 Bauji Devi and 1858-1861 for Swami Ji. What this means is unclear, as these masters may have initiated in mass before these dates. It is best to think of manifestation as meaning full manifestation. Such as believers in Beas lineage might say Sawan manifested around 1915, even though he may have initiated since 1904. Some books not of Agra origin show 1907 as beginning of Dayal Bagh breakaway.

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Charan Singh stated upon his new guruship, "My love for (Sawan), and the commands of (Jagat Singh ) ... compel me to carry out the wishes of Sardar Bahadur Ji to serve the sangat and the Dera. I wish to tell the sangat quite frankly that I do not make any claims whatsoever to spiritual attainments. I do not find in myself even those excellences that a good satsangi should possess. These orders were communicated to me . . and I have no choice but to serve the Dera and the sangat according to his orders." Heaven on Earth, Daryai Lal Kapur,1986, Beas.

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In Dec. 1932 Sawan signed an agreement with Dayal Bagh master Sahabji Maharaj to initiate his disciples with 'Radhasoami' instead of 'Sat Nam' and that Beas satsangis would accept Radhasoami as name of Supreme Creator. This was issued in Dayal Bagh Satsang newspapers. Sawan did not do so after agreement, Souvenir,1961,RS Dayalbagh,p.14.

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Soami Divyanand was initiated on orders of Swami Ji by Sanmukh Das and this is confirmed by an existent Sudarshan letter.

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Regarding Shiv Brat Lal; guru of Faqir Chand, he was not much accepted as a successor to Salig Ram because he had only met him 3 times, for a few days each time and did not start his satsang at Manavta Mandir until 7 years after Salig Ram died. Yet, Faqir Chand has become a great legacy as an honest Guru, whom no doubt was advanced beyond his contemporaries.

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Maheswari's massive books usually only were produced in editions of 1000 copies. It is because of this few Westerners know the history of Beas. Dr. Agam Mathur's History of RS was scarcely circulated also and he was Vice Chancellor at Agra college. He is current master of Peepal Mandi group (called Dadaji) and rated a world class historian in his own right, having been a professor of history and the best living Radhasoami historian at this time. Maheswari wrote about 105 books on RS before his death. He often printed material and letters seemingly not positive to his own Agra lineage, or that he knew could be misinterpreted. Hence, he is known for excellent scholarship.
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Yogananda was embalmed 24 hours after death Autobiography of a Yogi book forgot to mention this

Self Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles 65, California, Gentlemen: The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramhansa Yogananda offers the most extraordinary case in our experience. Had the muscle protein and blood stream of the deceased not been comparatively free of bacteria, deterioration of the body could have set in as early as six hours after life had departed. No physical disintegration was visible in Paramhansa Yogananda's body even twenty days after death. The body was under daily observation at the Mortuary of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Association from March 11, 1952, the day of the last public rites, until March 27, 1952, when the bronze casket was sealed by fire. During this period no indication of mold was visible on Paramhansa Yogananda's skin, and no visible desiccation (drying up) took place in the bodily tissues. This state of perfect preservation of a body is, so far as we know from mortuary annals, an unparalleled one. Officials of Forest Lawn viewed the body of Paramhansa Yogananda an hour after his death on March 7, 1952. The body was then taken to his home on Mount Washington in Los Angeles, where many friends gathered to gaze at his form. For protection of the public health, embalming is desirable if a dead body is to be exposed for several days to public view. Embalming of the body of Parsmhansa Yogananda took place twenty-four hours after his demise. In normal room temperature, the enzyme action of the intestines of deceased persons causes distention of the tissues in the abdominal region about six hours after death. Such distention did not occur at any time in the case of Paramhansa Yogananda. When our Mortuary received his body for embalming, it presented no signs of physical deterioration and no putrefactive odor; two very unusual absences when a death has occurred twenty-four hours earlier. Paramhansa Yogananda's body was embalmed on the night of March 8th, with that quantity of fluid which is customarily used in any body of similar size. No unusual treatment was given. In cases of persons that are embalmed and exhibited to friends for a period of two or three weeks, it is necessary, to insure presentability, for the embalmer to apply, on the face and hands of the deceased, a creamy pore?sealing emulsion that temporarily prevents the outward appearance of mold. In Paramhansa Yogananda's case, however, no emulsions were used. They were superfluous, inasmuch as his tissues underwent no visible transformations. After embalming on the night of March 8th, the body of Paramhansa Yogananda was returned to the Self Realization Fellowship headquarters on Mount Washington. At the final public rites there on the afternoon of March 11th, the glass sealer lid of the bronze coffin was fastened securely and was not again removed. His body was never touched again by human hands. The body in the casket was taken about 10 p.m. on March 11th to our Mortuary for daily observation. The reason for this procedure was the hope of Self?Realization Fellowship officers that two disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda's from India might arrive in Los Angeles sometime in March, when they could be brought to the Mortuary to view the body. In any sealed casket, into which air cannot enter and from which air cannot escape, the internal moisture of the dead body, whether'embalmed or unembalmed, soon forms a white mold on the skin unless the protective cream, not used in this case, is used. The natural characteristic of the muscle protein is to break down into amino acids and then into ptomaine acids. When ptomaine acids become active, deterioration of tissues is rapid. Paramhansa Yogananda's body was apparently devoid of any impurities by which muscle proteins could be resolved into ptomaine acids. His tissues remained intact. At the time of receiving Paramhansa Yogananda's body, the Mortuary personnel at Forest Lawn expected to observe, through the glass lid of the casket, the usual progressive signs of bodily decay. Our astonishment increased as day followed day without bringing any visible change in the body under observation. Paramhansa Yogananda's body was apparently in a phenomenal state of immutability. On the late morning of March 26th, we observed a very slight, a barely noticeable, change the appearance on the tip of the nose of a brown spot, about one?fourth inch in diameter. This small faint spot indicated that the process of desiccation (drying up) might finally be starting. No visible mold appeared, however. The hands at all times remained normal in size, revealing no signs of shriveling or pinching at the fingertips the place where desiccation is ordinarily seen very early. The lips, which wore a slight smile, continuously retained their firmness. No odor of decay emanated from Paramhansa Yogananda's body at any time. Although the casket was closed by the heavy glass lid, it was not hermetically sealed. Any odor from the deceased, had it been present, would have been immediately detected by persons standing near the coffin. The volatile nature of odors renders it impossible to conceal their presence, except in rare circumstances that did not here obtain. As word had been received that the two disciples from India would not be coming to America until 1953, the officers of SelfRealization Fellowship agreed, on March 27, 1952, that entombment of Paramhansa's casket should now take place. The inner glass lid was therefore sealed by fire to the lower part of the casket; the massive bronze cover was then placed on top and secured with mastic sealer and with bolts. The process of sealing by fire was accomplished on March 27th and 28th. The casket was removed on March 28, 1952, to a crypt in the Great Mausoleum in Forest Iawn Memorial Park, to remain there until such time as permanent enshrinement of the body can be arranged for by the Self Realization Fellowship. The physical appearance of Paramhansa Yogananda on March 27th, just before the bronze cover of the casket was put into position, was the same as it had been on March 7th. He looked on March 27th as fresh and as unravaged by decay as he had looked on the night of his death. On March 27th there was no reason to say that his body had suffered any visible physical disintegration at all. For these reasons we state again that the case of Paramhansa Yogananda is unique in our experience. On May 11, 1952, during a telephone conversation between an officer of Forest Lawn and an officer of Self Realization Fellowship, the whole amazing story was brought out for the first time. Previously the Fellowship officer had not known the details, as he had not been in touch with the Mortuary Director but only with the Administrative Department of Forest Lawn. In the interests of truth, we axe glad to present this written account for publication in Self Realization Magazine. Yours sincerely, FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK ASSOCIATION, INC.. Harry . Rowe, Mortuary Director

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Sawan-Jagat Wills Origin and Growth Beas

Kirpal mentioned !!!

RADHA SOAMI SATSANG BEAS ORIGIN AND GROWTH CONTENTS Page 1. Origin and Growth 3 2. Will of the Great Master of 1937 10 3. Codicil of the Great Master of 1942 14 4. Scheme of Management and Admini- stration of 1947 17 5. Codicil of the Great Master of 1947 25 6. The Last Will of the Great Master of 1948 27 7. The Will of Sardar Bahadur Ji Maharaj of 1951 29 8. Trust Deed of Maharaj Charan Singh Ji of 1957 31 9. Deed of Transfer of Maharaj Charan Singh Ji of 1957 36 10. Mernorandum, Rules and Regulations of the Society 39 11. Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital, Beas 62 12. Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society 66 13. List of Members of the Society for 1981 82 ORIGIN & GROWTH A small seed sown by the sacred hand of a Saint soon shoots up into a luxuriant plant, and in course of time, grows into a stately and overspreading tree laden with beauteous blossoms and sweet fruit. Under its blessed shade countless seekers after Truth find opportunity for spiritual growth. Such was the seed sown by the Great Saint, Baba Jaimal Singh Ji Maharaj in 1 891 on the west hank of River Beas. The place at the time was a complete wilderness and a haunt of wild beasts. Baba Ji Maharaj began his spiritual ministry at the bidding of His revered Master, Hazur "Swami Ji Maharaj," Seth Shiv Dayal Singh Ji, who desired him to revive and spread the forgotten teachings of Sant Mat in the Punjab, the sacred homeland of the Ten Gurus. Baba Ji laid the foundation of the present township of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in 1891 by the erection of a small mud hut, barely 9 feet square in area, which has now developed into a beautiful modern colony where calm and peace reign. Within a short time His fame as a Great Saint spread far and wide, and seekers began to flock to Him from all corners of the world. He initiated Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji on 15th of October 1 894 at Murree, where He had gone on a Satsang tour. His grooming of Baba Sawan Singh Ji for the assumption of the most onerous duties of Mastership of the sacred institution of the Dera started immediately. A few months before relinquishing the mortal coil, Baba Ji nominated Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji as His spiritual successor, and passed away on the 29th of December 1903. Though the Dera was founded by Baba Jaimal Singh Ji, the chief architect of its real growth and development was Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji, lovingly called by His numerous disciples the "Great Master of Beas." In His time, 1903-1948, the Dera made phenomenal 3 ORIGIN AND GROWTH progress in all its aspects. Not only did its boundaries leap over the small area of a few thousand square yards, on which a number of small rooms were originally built, to a big colony of beautiful houses, but Sant Mat teachings also spread widely throughout Europe, America, Africa and other continents. On passing the age of seventy-nine, He executed His first Will (marked A) on the 3 0th of November 1937, in which He mentioned in detail the two kinds of properties He possessed, i.e., (I) His personal and private property and (2) the religious property which He held as the Spiritual Head of the Dera. The first kind of property He bequeathed to His children. About the second kind, He declared that it would be inherited by the person whom He would nominate (by a separate Will) to succeed Him as the Spiritual Head of the Dera. After five years, when He found that more property of the second kind had been acquired after the registration df the first Will; he wrote the Codicil (marked B) on the 26th of April, 1942, by which all this newly acquired property was included in the religious property referred to in His first Will, which was to be inherited by His Spiritual Successor, in accordance with the terms of that Will. In September 1947, on reaching the ripe age of ninety years, in order to get free from worldly affairs and spend His time in meditation and thus all6w Himself more rest and comfort," the Great Master drew up a well-considered and comprehensive scheme for the efficient management and administration of the Dera and its attached institutions. For this purpose, He appointed three Committees (marked C). The first was a Managing Committee with Himself as the President and Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh Ji, as its Vice President. The Managing Committee was to be the principal executive organ for the control and management of the Dera and all institutions subordinate to it in India and abroad. Rai Sahib Munshi Ram was appointed as its Secretary and 4 ORIGIN AND GROWTH Cashier. Sardar Harbans Singh, Sardar Bachint Singh and Malik Radha Kishan were its Members. The second administrative body appointed by Hazur Maharaj Ji was an Administrative Committee consisting of twenty-five members who were given various assignments in the Dera. Hazur Maharaj Ji was its President also, with Sardar Bahadur Ji as Vice President. These members were to work in accordance with the guidelines laid down and under the control of the Managing Committee, which had the authority to change, substitute, add or reduce the composition of this Committee. The third was a General Advisory Committee with fifty-six members drawn from all over India. Hazur Maharaj Ji and Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh Ji were the President and Vice President respectively of this Committee also. This historical document concludes with the following behest of the Great Master, Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji "that this arrangement shall continue after his demise and that in that event S.B.S. Jagat Singh shall be the President of all the three Committees; and all the immovable property everywhere shall stand in his name as religious and spiritual property; and shall not be regarded his private and personal property." This document is written in the hand of Malik Radha Kishan Khanna, Advocate, High Court. Besides being signed by the Great Master at the end, it bears His signature on every page. It was witnessed by Rai Sahib Munshi Ram, P.C.S. (Retd.), and the above mentioned Malik Radha Kishan Khanna. Hazur Maharaj Ji sanctioned and sanctified this Scheme by His Will dated the 24th of September 1947 (marked D). The Great Master's last Will (marked E) was dated the 2 0th of March 1948. It was executed about a fortnight before His demise. By this, He nominated Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh Ji to succeed Him as the 5 ORIGIN AND GROWTH "Spiritual Head" of the Dera, and to perform all the functions and duties that He himself had been performing so far. These Wills were duly presented and proved in the Court of the District Judge, Jullundur, on the basis of which a Probate was granted to Sardar Bahadur Maharaj Ji, after due enquiry was held and all legal formalities were gone through. Sardar Bahadur period of Mastership lasted only three years and a half. He breathed His last on the night of the 22nd of October 1951 after nominating the Present Master, Maharaj Charan Singh Ji, as His successor by His Will of the same date (marked F). Of the many great works that the Present Master has to His credit, the one that is, from the organisational standpoint, most significant is His handing over of the religious and spiritual properties of immense value to a Trust created by Him in I9~7. It is the basic principle of Sant Mat, and especially of the Radha Soami Faith, that Satguru, being God incarnate, has absolute authority and power to deal with His parmarthi (religious) property of every kind in whatever way He likes. All bhaints (offerings) made to Him by His followers and all property inherited by Ilim from His Satguru, become His personal properties, and His powers t& use such properties are not restricted in -any way. But our line of great masters, right from Swami Ji Maharaj to the Present Master, Maharaj Charan Singh Ji, have never put this property to their personal use. They have always maintained themselves and their families on their personal and private income. To this rule they have always scrupulously adhered. The bhaint ahd all the parmarthi property of every kind, they have always used for the extension, expansion and development of the Satsang activities and for the welfare and the benefit of the sangat (follbwers). The Present Master, Maharaj Charan Singh Ji, to give this practice a legal and well-defined shape for the benefit of the sangat and for the better and efficient management of all these 6 TRUST SOCIETY, 1957 properties, now and in future, first declared Himself a trustee of all this property in a legal form by a duly registered Deed on the 25th of October 1957 (marked G). On that very date, He transferred, by a Transfer Deed (marked H) all this trust property to the registered Trust Society,''Radha Soami Satsang Beas,"registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of i860 on the11th of October 1957 (vide Memorandum of Association & Rules and Regulations of the Association of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, marked I). He nominated the following trusted devotees of the Great Master and Sardar Bahadur Maharaj Ji to form the above mentioned Society : - Name Occupation Address Maharaj Charan Singh Grewal Farming Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Dist. Amritsar Mr. Jagmohan Lal Bhatnagar Retd. Vice Principal Kamra Road Kapurthala R. S. Munshi Ram, M.A. Retd. Dist. & Sessions Judge Radha Soami Colony Beas, Dist. Amritsar Mrs. Parkash Vati Sud, M.L.A. Dy. Minister Social Welfare, U.P. 7, Bandariya Bagh Lucknow Mr. Ramji Dass Ahiuwalia, M.A. Retd. Agent Imperial Bank of India Radha Soami Colony Beas, Dist. Amritsar Malik Radha Kishan Khanna,M.A., LL.B. Advocate Kutchery Road Hissar L. Tara Chand Aggarwal, P.C.S. Dy. Custodian General Govt. of India 7/2, Roop Nagar Delhi-7 Mr. Kishori Lal Bhargava Business 1798, Chandni Chauk Delhi Mr. Someshwar Sahai Bhargava Ice Manufacturing 14, Tilak Road Dehra Dun Mr. E. Rangarao Naidu Merchant 92, Farm Lands Ramdas Peth, Nagpur- I Mr. Lila Ram Sham Das Daswani Business Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Dist. Amritsar R. B. Shankar Dass, B.A., LL.B. Advocate, Retd. Public Prosecutor Nakodar Road Jullundur City Mr. Damodar Dass, I.A.S. Government Service Deputy Secretary Rehabilitation Chandigarh S. Gulab Singh Bindra Retd. Govt. Servant Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Dist. Amritsar S. Gulab Singh Bindra, one of the oldest Satsangis, who was also initiated by Maharaj Baba Jaimal Singh Ji, and had lived and worked with the Great Master, Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji, for a very long time, was the first President of the Society. On his demise, His Highness Raja Sahib of Sangli, Shrimant Chintaman Rao Appa Sahib Patwardhan, K.C.S.I., Padma Bhushan, became the President. He was succeeded by Rani Lakshmi Bai Rajwade, M.R.C.S., w/o Major General G. R. Rajwade, Justice P.D Sharma succeeded her and in 1979 Mrs. Sheila Bharat Ram was elected President. The following is the list of the Members of the Society as it stands at present (1981):- Si. No. Name & Designation Occupation Address 1. Maharaj Charan Singh Ji Grewal (Patron) Farming Radha Soami Colony Beas, Dist. Amritsar 2. Mrs. Sheila Bharatram Housewife 25, Sardar Patel Road New Delhi 3. Mr. N. K. Gossain Business 13/7, Ariff Road Calcutta 4. Dr. Parvinder Singh Business 15/A Aurangzeb Road New Delhi 5. Mr. Krishin Babani Business Buona Casa Bldg. 2nd Floor Sir P. M. Road, Fort Bombay-400 001 6. Mr. B. K. Sethi Business Vinod Bhawan Ujjain-456 001 7. Dewan Iqbal Nath Service Dewan Villa Jammu 8. Mr. M. G. Singh Kashyap I. G. Police (Retd.) E-9 Radha Soami Colony, Dera 9. Mr.P.H.Desai Diplomatic Service (Retd.) C-13 Radha Soami Colony, Dera 10. Mr. E. R. Naidu Merchant 1-B Radha Soami Colony, Dera 11. Mr. K. S. Narang Retd. Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University Radha Soami Colony Beas 12. Mr. J. P. Bhargava Retd. Asstt. Income Tax Commissioner Radha Soami Colony Beas 13. Mr. Barkat Ram Retd. Chief Engineer Radha Soami Colony Beas 14. Mr. S. L. Sondhi (Secretary) Deputy Manager (Retd.) Scindia Steam Nav. Co. Radha Soami Colony Beas 15. AVM K. L. Sondhi Air Vice Marshal Radha Soami Colony Beas 16. Brig. G. S. Bal Retd. Army Officer Radha Soami Colony Beas MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1. Mr. K.S. Narang Chairman 2. Mr. Barkat Ram Member 3. Mr. J. P. Bhargava Member 4. Brig. G. S. Bal Member 5. Mr. S. L. Sondhi Secretary 9 GREAT MASTER S WILL, 1937 'A' COPY OF THE WILL OF THE GREAT MASTER MAHARAJ SAWAN SINGH JI DATED AND REGISTERED ON THE 30TH NOVEMBER 1937 (Stamped Paper) I, Sawan Singh (aged about 79 years) s/o Sardar Kabul Singh, caste Jat, resident of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and District Amritsar do hereby declare :- That I own and possess properties of two kinds. First is my personal and ancestral, movable and immovable property, which I have either inherited from my ancestors or have acquired personally with money received from the Government as pay and pension. This property is situated in village Mehmansinghwala, District Ludhiana, and in villages Sikanderpur, Rasulpur, Kasan Khera etc., etc., in Tehsil Sirsa, Dist. Hissar. The second kind of property, movable and immovable, is the religious property which I have either inherited from my late Satguru Maharaj Jaimal Singh Sahib, or have myself acquired as the Spiritual Head of the (Religious Institute) Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, with the money which the satsangis of the Radha Soami Faith of the Dera have been offering from time to time as the Bhaint (offering to the Guru). The following are the details of this property of the second kind: 1. All the houses and lands (vacant sites) lying within the boundary walls of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh situated in the villages of Bal Sarai and Baraich; 2. The big Satsang Hall and other buildings, lands and vacant sites l0 GREAT MASTER'S WILL, 1937 lying outside the boundary walls of the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh situated within the villages of Bal Sarai and Baraich; 3. All the lands situated in the villages of Baraich and Bal Sarai; 4. The Kothi and lands situated in the village Buddha Theh, opposite the Beas Railway Station; 5. Kothi, with the land enclosed within the boundary wall, situated in Mohalla Raghunath Pura in Amritsar City; 6. Kothi, with the land surrounding it, situated on the Ravi Road, Lahore; 7. Satsang Ghar with land and shops appertaining to Satsang Ghar situated in Mohalla Ganda Nala, Rawalpindi; 8. Lands and houses situated in village Ghuman, Dist. Gurdaspur; 9. All the money deposited in various Banks in my name (except the money deposited by the satsangis in trust) who want to have houses built for themselves in the Dera, the list of which is given in detail in the Dera papers; 10. Kothi and the land surrounding it in Montgomery City; 11. Kothi and land in Kala Bag, Nathia Gali, Dist. Abbotabad (the land on which it is built belongs to the proprietors of the village); 12. Satsang Ghar with the Ahata in Jhelum City. All other movable property, shops and houses (except the above mentioned property of the second kind) is my personal and family property, which will be considered property of the first kind. I wish 11 GREAT MASTER'S WILL, 1937 that after me no dispute of any kind may arise, wherefore, being in full possession of my senses and in sound mind and of my own free will and consent make the following will :- That after my death, my children will succeed to the property of the first kind, viz., my two sons, Sardar Bachint Singh and Sardar Harbans Singh and my grandson, Sardar Satnam Singh will succeed to this property in equal shares in accordance with the Customary Law which governs my caste. My property of the second kind shall be inherited and owned by that person whom I shall nominate and appoint as my successor by a separate will to be the Spiritual Head of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. He will be the full owner, like myself, of the property of the second kind and shall have the full power, as I have, to alienate it in any way he likes. A number of satsangis have built houses in the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh with my permission on the land belonging to me and in my possession on the condition that they and their descendants can reside in the Dera only so long as they have faith in the Master who for the time being is the Spiritual Head of the Dera and are considered by him to be suitable persons for residing in the Dera, otherwise they have no right to live in the Dera and I or my successor shall be authorised to eject them any time we liked. In the event of their ejectment, the satsangis concerned or their assignees will have no right of any sort to the land or the materials of the building. If any satsangi or his heir is desirous of transferring his house to any other satsangi of the Dera, he would do so with my permission, or after me, with the permission of my successor who may be the Spiritual Head of the Dera at the time. I have good fraternal relations with the other centres of Radha Soami Faith, but none of them has any concern with my property of the second kind, nor have I anything to do with their property. Similarly, no follower of any other religion, faith or creed has any interest in, or 12 GREAT MASTER'S WILL, 1937 concern or connection with my property of the second kind. I am the sole owner of the Dera and all properties connected therewith, and after me, my successor will likewise be the sole owner of these properties. I have therefore executed this will to serve as a record of my intentions. Dated 30th November, 1937 (Sd.) SAWAN SINGH Witness (Sd.) Har Narain Retd. E.A.C. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. Witness :- (Sd.) Kala Singh Retd. Hony. Captain of Nussi. CODICIL. 1942 'B' COPY OF THE REGISTERED CODICIL DATED 7TH JULY 1942 I, Sawan Singh, s/o Sardar Kabul Singh, caste Jat, disciple of Hazur Maharaj Baba Jaimal Singh Ji, Radha Soami, resident of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and Dist. Amritsar being in perfect bodily health, of sound mind and in full possession of my senses do hereby state as follows:- That I have already executed and have had registered a Will dated 30th November, 1937, but as I have, by purchase, acquired more religious property after the execution of the said Will, and have built houses on the many newly acquired lands, as I have been doing heretofore for the benefit and use of satsangis of Beas, I therefore consider it desirable to execute a codicil as under to the already executed Will:- 1. Two bungalows, namely Elsmere and Cosy Nook situated in Dalhousie including surrounding land, and lands and houses appurtenant thereto, all of which property is used either as my residence or for purposes of satsang or reugious discourses or for meditation; 2. Satsang Ghar at Multan with the buildings and lands appurtenant thereto; 3. Kothi in Parore, Dist. Kangra with the ground, lands and buildings appurtenant thereto; 4. Satsang Ghars in the Districts of Hoshiarpur and Kangra with all the rights appurtenant thereto; 14 CODICIL, 1942 5. Property and Satsang Ghar situated in Daska, District Sialkot; 6. Property and Satsang Ghar situated in Gujranwala; 7. Property of Satsang Ghar situated in Sialkot. All the aforesaid properties are used for my satsangs, discourses and meditation, and my children will not therefore have any right to or concern whatsoever with these properties, as in the case of the other religious properties which have been mentioned in my previous will. After me the ownership of these properties will vest in my successor nominated by me. He will have the same right over these properties as have been exercised by me during my life time. This is ancient tradition handed down by the Shabd Margi saints whose real home is Sachkhand and Anami that they are regarded by their followers and disciples as the very manifestation of God, accordingly all religious property standing in their name is considered their personal property in respect of which they have full right of transfer and disposal, and no one has any right whatsoever to interfere in the exercise of these absolute powers of theirs. However, such saints, in spite of being absolute owners, seldom use these properties or their income for their personal benefit, but donate (spend) all such properties and the income thereof for the uplift, welfare and well-being of their satsangis and for religious purposes. My Guru, Baba Jaimal Singh Ji Maharaj, the founder of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas, has been one of such Perfect Masters, whose line is being perpetuated till today, and will continue to be perpetuated in future. I too have been following the same principle and have been meeting my expenses and those of my dependants from my personal income and the income from my own agricultural lands and other personal properties, details of which have already been given in my previous will. Religious properties owned by me and the income therefrom have never been used for my personal purposes or 15 CODICIL, 1942 those of my children. Hence this codicil has been executed by me for purposes of record which may be of use whenever needed. (Sd) SAWAN SINGH 26-4-42 Dated 26th April 1942 Scribe (Sd.) Har Narain, Retd. Extra Asst. Commissioner, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Witness The testator dictated and signed this will in my presence. (Sd.) Munshi Ram M.A., Retd. P.C.S. Witness (Sd.) Balak Ram P.C.S. The testator dictated and signed this will in my presence. (Sd.) Chandar Bansi Retd. Civil Surgeon 26-4-42 16 ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, 1947 'C' SCHEME OF MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION Under the direction of Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji, Sant Sat Guru of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, the following scheme has been drawn up for the management of the Radha Soami Institution and Colony known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and all lands, houses, Satsang Ghars and all property, movable and immovable relating thereto wherever it may be in the whole of India and abroad and all matters and affairs connected therewith. Three Committees are to be set up, under the Presidentship of Maharaj Ji himself to be known as (1) General Committee (2) Administrative Committee (3) Managing Committee 1. The General Committee shall consist of members whose names are given in Schedule I appended hereto. Its functions shall be of an advisory riature and it shall meet at least once a year or more often if so directed by the President. S. B. Jagat Singh, retired professor, Agricultural College, shall be the Vice President, who shall preside in the absence of Sri Hazur Maharaj Ji, the President; R. S.L. Munshi Ram shall be the Secretary of this Committee. 2. The Administrative Committee shall consist of members whose 17 ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, 1947 names are given in Schedule II appended hereto. Maharaj Ji shall be the President of this Committee and S. B. Jagat Singh shall be its Vice President. R. S. L. Munshi Ram shall act as the Secretarv of this Committee. This Administrative Committee shall consist of Chief Sevadars who shall be considered heads of departments entrusted to them and shall be responsible for the smooth, honest and efficient working of their respective departments for the maximum good of the Radha Soami Satsang, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and its votaries and property. The duties entrusted to the various members of this Committee are set forth in Schedule II appended here to. In case the individual members of this Committee wish to consult theother members it will be open to them to do so and the President and Vice President can, in their discretion, convene a meeting of the whole or part of Administrative Committee for any purpose and at any time. 3. The Managing Committee shall be deemed the Chief Executive for t he management of all matters connected with the Radha Soami Institution at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and all other Institutions attached thereto and all property held by them whether such matters are religious or secular. The Administrative Committee shall work under the control and direction of the Managing Committee in all matters without exception while all financial and monetary affairs shall be in the sole charge of the Managing Committee. This Managing Committee shall consist of Hazur Maharaj Ji, President, S. B. Jagat Singh, Vice President, R. S. L. Munshi Ram,S. Harbans Singh, S. Bachint Singh and Mr. Radha Kishan Khanna, Advocate, Members. R. S. Munshi Ram shall be the Secretary and Cashier of this Committee and shall be responsible for the upkeep of proper and regular accounts and the proper handling of all money and money matters as well as for the running of the Office and the maintenance of necessary registers and books. It has been further directed by Hazur Maharaj Saw an Si ngh Ji that ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, 1947 this arrangement shall continue after his demise and that in that event S. B. S. Jagat Singh shall be the President of all the three Committees; and all the immovable property everywhere shall stand in his name as religious and spiritual property; and shall not be regarded his private and personal property. 2 0-9-47 (Sd.) SAWAN SINGH Witness (Sd.) Radha Kishan Khanna Advocate Witness · (Sd.) Munshi Ram Retired P.C.S. 19 GENERAL COMMITTEE, 1947 SCHEDULE I NAMES OF MEMBFRS OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE 1. All members of the Managing Committee 2. All members of the Administrative Committee 3. Bakshi Chanan Shah, Assistant Commissioner, Income Tax 4. Lala Ram Nath Luthra, D.C. 5. L. Prabhu Dayal, Sub Judge 6. Mehta Rang Lal, Cotton Cloth 7. Mr. Rameshwer Dayal Mathur, P.C.S. 8. S. Bachitter Singh, P.C.S. 9. R. B. Sheo Dhian Singh 10. Babu Hem Chunder of Delhi 11. S. Gurbaksh Singh of Delhi 12. L. Nand Lal, Bar-at-Law 13. Bhagat Kundan Lal 14. Mehta Isher Singh of Delhi 15. L. Ramoo Shah - Lucknow 16. L. Baldev Saha - Lucknow 17. L. Dma Nath - Lucknow 18. L. Babu Ram - Lucknow 19. L. Arur Chand - Amritsar 20. L. Brij Lal - Amritsar 21. L. Ainar Nath - Amritsar 22. L. Nathu Ram Bhatnagar - Amritsar 23. Prof. Guran Lal - Amritsar 24. Mr. S. S. Bhargava of Dehra Dun 25. Mr. Amarnath Bhargava of Delhi 26. Mr. Sadhu Singh - Ghuman 27. Mr. Dalip Singh - Ghuman 28. Mr. Balwant Singh 29. Mr. Bur Singh - Veela 30. Mr. Arjan Singh - Veela 31. Mr. Kishan Singh Lambardar - Varaich 32. Mr. Chanan Singh - Varaich 33. Mr. Ram Singh, Vadala 34. Mr. Ramo Mull - Buland Shahr 35. Mr. Gainda Ram ~ Buland Shahr 20 GENERAL COMMITTEE, 1947 36 Mr. T. T. Bhavnani - Karachi 37. Dewan Leela Ram - Karachi 38. Bawa Som Nath - Bombay 39. Mr. Dhondhi Ram Bombay 40. S. Pratap Singh Dogra - Dist. Hoshiarpur 41. Prof. Lekh Raj - Dist. Hoshiarpur 42. Mrs. Dharam Devi - Dist. Hoshiarpur 43. Mr. Prem Singh - Dist. Hoshiarpur 44. Mr. Dev Raj - Dist. Hoshiarpur 45. R. S. Gian Chand - Dist. Hoshiarpur 46. Pt. Lal Chand - Dist. Hoshiarpur 47. Thakur Dyal Singh - Dist. Kangra 48. Mr. Narot Chand - Dist. Kangra 49. L. Bhagat Ram - Dist. Kangra 50. L. Kartar Chand - Dist. Kangra 51. Subedar Vakil Singh - Dist. Kangra 52. Master Sarwan Singh - Dist. Kangra 53. Daffadar Nand Singh - Dist. Kangra 54. Mr. Bannoo Ram - Dist. Kangra 55. Mr. Kishen Dayal - Dist. Kangra 56. Mr. Piara Singh J - Dist. Kangra (Sd.) SAWAN SINGH 21 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE, 1947 SCHEDULE II NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji, President Overall control and supervision. S. B. S. Jagat Singh, Vice President In charge agricultural lands in the name of Hazur Maharaj Ji at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and all immovable property at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and at all places in India and abroad except villages Sikanderpur, Rasulpur Then, Kasan Khera and Derbi in District Hissar, as well as Satsang Char at Sirsa and also with the exception of lands in village Mehmarisinghwala in Ludhiana District which are the private and personal property of Hazur Maharaj Ji. Also jointly responsible for all financial and money matters. R. S. L. Munshi Ram, Secretary Responsible for and in charge of all financial and money matters and for the maintenance of accounts, records and books, etc. S. Harbans Singh S/o Hazur Maharaj Ji S. Bachint Singh S/o Hazur Maharaj Ji Jointly responsible for all financial and money matters. Mr. Radha Kishan, Advocate Do. and for all legal affairs. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE, 1947 L. Trilok Chand - Responsible for and in charge of engineering & architectural affairs. Dr. Dewan Chand - In charge of medical affairs and public health. S. Hazara Singh Ji - ointly sub charge of medical and health. Bh. Shadi Ji - In charge of workshop and mechanical engineering.

S. Kirpal Singh - In charge of the accommodation of Satsangi pilgrims to the Dera. Jointly responsible for holding Satsangs (sermons & preachings) and for spiritual literature.

S. Jagat Sirigh, Jat of Varaich - In sub charge of all agricultural matters under the direction and control of S. B. Jagat Singh. S. Gopal Singh Latha - In sub charge of the accommodation and comfort of Satsangi pilgrims under the direction and control of S. Kirpal Singh and in charge of the clothing stores. S. Gulab Singh Mr. B. Rameshwar - Responsible jointly for holding Satsangs and sermons and preachings. S. Gokal Singh Do. and also Civil Supply Officer for the Dera under the control and direction of R. S. L. Munshi Ram. Malik Han Ram L. Dewan Chand L. Jagan Nath - Jointly in charge of and responsihle for all langar affairs. Subedar Major Shiv Singh, C.B.l. - In charge of Watch and Ward of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. Pt. Sadhu Ram, Pleader - In charge of Seva Samiti of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. 23 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE, 1947 Khalifa Niamat Rai R. B. Gulwant Rai Bibi Lajo - Jointly responsible for legal affairs and for interviewing Officers. In charge of the accommodation and amenities for the female Satsangi pilgrims. Bibi Rakhi - In charge of the cooking of food in the langar. (Sd.) SAWAN SINGH 24 CODICIL, 1947 'D' CODICIL OF THE GREAT MASTER DATED 24TH SEPTEMBER 1947 I, Sawan Singh, s/o Sardar Kabul Singh, Jat, Spiritual Head of Radha Soami Satsang, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and District Amritsar, in full possession of my senses, and after giving most careful thought and consideration to all relevant matters, state that my private and personal property is situated in village Mehmansinghwala, Tehsil and District Ludhiana, and in villages Sikanderpur, Rasulpur Thehri, Kasan Khera and Durbi, Tehsil and Dist. Hissar, which I have already bequeathed by my will to my children who shall be absolute owners of all this property after me. There is a Satsang Char at Sirsa. Half of its land, which is towards the town, is religious property and the other half which is on the western side is the personal and private property of my son, Sardar Harbans Singh. The management and control of this Satsang Char in all respects shall remain in the hands of my children. Besides the above-mentioned property, considerable religious property, movable and immovable, lands and buildings situated in Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and in villages Balsarai and Varaich in Dist. Amritsar, and also cash and accounts in Banks are in my name, as also Satsang Chars with properties attached thereto in the towns and districts of Amritsar, Lahore, Cujranwala, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Montgomery, Multan, Lyallpur, in Nathia Cali and District Hazara, in the towns and Dists. of Sialkot and Dalhousie, in Chuman and other villages of Curdaspur District, in Sangla Hill, Jaranwala and Sheikhupura District, and in various places in the Districts of Hoshiarpur, Kangra and in the town and district of Jullundur, in Delhi, in Quetta (Baluchistan) and in Sindh, etc. etc., with which my children have no concern or connection. Since 1903-1904 I have been serving the Radha Soami Satsang as its Spiritual Head, but now I have reached the age of ninety years, and on account of old age cannot myself attend to all my duties wherefore I have appointed three committees, one of which is called the Managing 25 CODICIL, 1947 Committee of which I shall be the President and Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh, retired Professor, Agricultural College, Lyalipur, the Vice President. I have also nominated the members of this Committee and their names are given in a separate note in English. All money matters shall be dealt with by this Committee and it shall also control and manage all the affairs connected with the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and its properties and all the Satsang Ghars situated in various places, and all business transactions concerning the Radha Soami Satsang, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh. Another Committee which I have appointed, called the Administrative Committee, shall consist of the workers of the Dera, their names and duties being given in the note referred to above. This Committee shall work in accordance with the instructions and under the control of the Managing Committee which shall have the authority to change the membership of the Administrative Committee by substitution, addition or reduction. Besides these two Committees, another Committee called the General Advisory Committee has been set up-the names of its members being given in the note referred to above. All these three Committees shall work under my supervision and presidentship as long as I am alive. After me, Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh shall be the President of all these three committees, and all the above-mentioned religious properties shall be transferred to him, and mutated in his name in Government records. But this property shall not be considered his personal or private property. I have made this arrangement during my life time in order to get free from worldly affairs and spend my time in meditation, and thus allow myself more rest and comfort. After me all this arrangement shall continue and all the three Committees shall continue functioning. Dated 24-9-47 Sd.) SA WAN SINGH Witness (Sd.) Munshi Ram Retd. P.C.S. Witness (Sd.) Radha Kishan Khanna Advocate 26 GREAT MASTER 'S WILL, 1948 TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH OF THE LAST WILL OF THE GREAT MASTER MAHARAJ BABA SAWAN SINGH JI I, Sawan Singh, son of Sardar Kabul Singh, caste Grewal Jat, Gaddi Nasheen (Present Master at the Spiritual Centre) of Dera Baha Jaimal Singh, in the Tehsil and District of Amritsar, do hereby make the following Will:- Before this, wills concerning my private properties and that of Satsang properties, have been made by me, but up to this time I have not nominated any person to succeed me as the Gaddi Nasheen (Spiritual Head) of the Dera. So, now, in my full senses and with my free will, I do hereby appoint Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh, IYI.A., Retired Professor, Agricultural College, Lyallpur, as my successor at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and all the Satsangs connected with it. After me he will perform all the acts and duties that I have been performing so far. In witness thereof, I made this will to be of use when needed. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Dated 20th March, 1948 Scribe Munshi Ram Secretary Witness Bachint Singh (Eldest son of the Great Master) Signature of the testator SA WAN SJNGH Witness Charan Singh (Advocate) 27 GREAT MASTER'S WILL, 1948 NOTE ON THE WILL BY DR. SCHMIDT The testator, who is under my treatment, read this document twice himself in my presence and it was read over to him by his Secretary Lala Munshi Ram. The Testator Sardar Sawan Singh put his signature on it in my presence. I certify that he is at the time in full possession of his senses and signed it on his own free will. (Sd.) Dr. Pierre Schmidt of Geneva (Switzerland) 1.30 pm. 20th March, 1948 Seal of the Registrar, (Sd.) Curbachan Singh Jullundur Sub-Registrar 28 SARDAR BAHADUR MAHARAJ JI'S WILL, 1951 'F' WILL OF MAHARAJ SARDAR BAHADUR JAGAT SINGH JI DATED THE 22ND OCTOBER 1951 I, Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh, s/o Sardar Bhola Singh, caste Jat Sikh, Spiritual Head of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and District Amritsar, do hereby declare That I am seriously ill these days and there is no knowing how long I shall live, wherefore, being in full possession of my senses and of my own free will and consent, I make this Will. That so long as I am alive, I shall be the absolute owner of the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh and all the properties appertaining thereto. After me, Sardar Charan Singh Grewal, s/o Sardar Harbans Singh Crewal, caste Jat Sikh, resident of Sikanderpur, Tehsil Sirsa, District Hissar, will be the Spiritual Head of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and will be the sole and absolute owner of all properties, movable and immovable, cash, deposits in the Banks, and all the Satsang Chars attached to the Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in the same manner in which the late Baba Sawan Singh Ji and myself have been their owners. However, this Will will not affect in any way my personal and ancestral properties. Hence I have executed this Will to serve as a record of my intentions. I also declare that Sardar Charan Singh will also hold Satsangs and bestow initiation as I had been doing. Scribe (Sd.) Munshi Ram, Secretary, Dera. 22-10-1951 (Sd.) JAGAT SINGH 22-10-1951 29 SARDAR BAHADUR MAIIARAJ JI'S WILL, 1951 I certify that testator S. B. Jagat Singh has been for the last one month and still is under my treatment and that he is in the full possession of his senses at this time. D/- 22nd October 1951 Witnesses Daryailal Kapur, Ex-Finance Secretary Kapurthala Government, at present at Dera. 22-10-1951 Balwant Singh, F.R.C.S. Retired Chief Medical Ofhcer, Kashmir. Laichand Dharmani, P.A.S., Agricultural Chemist II, Punjab, on leave at Dera. Gurdial Singh, Notary Public, Jullundur, 22-10-51 Bachint Singh Grewal 22-10-51 30 TRUST DEED, 1957 'G' TRUST DEED KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS Whereas the Radha Soami Satsang Beas was founded by Hazur Maharaj Sant Sat Guru Baba Jaimal Singh Ji who initiated a large number of persons in the tenets of Radha Soami Faith. Some property was acquired by him for the purpose of advancement of the said Mat. He was succeeded by Hazur Maharaj Sant Sat Guru Shri Sawan Singh Ji who initiated about two lacs of persons in the said tenets and out of the BHAINT developed and acquired more property. According to the tenets of the Radha Soami Faith Beas such property vests in the Sant Sat Guru of the Dera and he can deal with it as he likes. Hazur Maharaj Sant Sat Guru Shri Baba Sawan Singh Ji by his Wills bequeathed all such property (PARMARTHI PROPERTY) to Shri Hazur Maharaj Baba Jagat Singh Ji. He too developed and added some property and by his Will bequeathed the same to me. I and my predecessors have been using the income from the property and the property for the sole benefit of the Satsangis attached to the Radha Soami Colony (Satsang) Beas. The number of the Satsangis has, however, grown very large and it has become necessary to devote more and more time for their spiritual needs. I have decided to make certain arrangements for the management of the PARMARTHI PROPERTY which is vested in me and as a first step I hereby declare myself as the sole trustee of the following properties for the benefit of the aforesaid Satsangis, present and future: LIST OF PROPERTIES I. All the lands comprised in the abadi of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh situated in Village Waraich and Balsarai, Tehsil and District Amritsar, TRUST DEED, 1957 along with all the buildings, structures, wells, tube-wells, water-tanks, houses, tenements, grounds, workshops, roads, open spaces, trees, water pipes, store houses, Satsang Chars, pathways, water and electric connections, sheds, shops, library, dispensary, kitchens, which belong; to me or are under my management and control with all rights appurtenant thereto. 2. All the lands of every description, whether waste or agricultural, owned by me or under my management and control along with a share in Shamilat Deh as well as wells, tube-wells, buildings, structures, trees, pathways, roads, rights to irrigation channels and canal-water, situated in village of Balsarai and Waraich and Budha Theh as well as Wadala Kalan, Tehsil and district Amritsar. 3. The Satsang Ghar with the lands, trees, wells, grounds, houses, and all structures, situated on Majitha Road, Amritsar, with all rights of easement and canal water, etc. etc., appurtenant thereto belonging; to me. 4. All the lands, with trees, wells, buildings and other structures standing on them along with rights in Shamilat Deh, rights to irrigation and canal water and all rights appurtenant thereto belonging to me or under my control and management situated in the villages of Ghoman and Weela Bajju of Tehsil Batala, District Curdaspur. 5. The Satsang Chars at Paror, Tehsil Palampur and Bahota, Tehsil Hamirpur District Kangra with buildings, pathways, open spaces, quarters, trees and all lands and other rights appertaining to them bel9nging to me or under my management and control. 6. The lands with buildings known as Satsang Ghar belonging to me or under my control and management and situated at Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Ludhiana, Jullundur City, Karnal, Rohtak, Sirsa, Ambala Cantt., Meerut and Saharanpur and Satsang Bhawan, 7, Daryaganj, Delhi. I TRUST DEED, 1957 7. The Bungalow No. 109 with Its compound, trees and servahts' quarters and boundary wall situated at Church Road, Ferozepore Cantt. belonging to me. 8. All the lands situated at New Pusa Road, Delhi included in the areas of Khampur village, with all structures, trees, Water pipes and all rights appurtenant to the lands, and belonging to me. 9. The lands owned by me in Greater Bombay, and situated in Bandra, Bombay State. 10. The houses with their cQmpounds and lands appurtenant thereto, and trees, servants' quarters, kitchens, water and electric connections, rights of easement, pathways, etc. etc., situated at Dalhousie and known as Ellesmere, Cosy Nook and Holly Lodge Annexe which are my property. 11.. The lands, agricultural or otherwise, with houses, buildings, trees, pathways and shops and other structures, situated in villages Bret and Bhater at Kalu-Ki-Bar, Tehsil Una, District Hoshiarpur with rights in Shamilat Deh, wells and all other rights of every kind, which belong to me. 1 2. All Satsang Ghars with lands appurtenant thereto situated anywhere in the District of Amritsar, Curdaspur, or Hoshiarpur and belonging to me or under my control or management. 1 3. · The site of Satsang Ghar at Mandi (H. P.) along with all structures, water-channels, trees, plants, springs, waterpools, pathways, rights of easement and irrigation, belonging to me. 14. A plot for Satsang at Ratlam with all rights appurtenant thereto. 15. A plot (No. 2) at Chandigarh belonging to me and situated in Sector 9-A. 33 TRUST DEED, 1957 THE OBJECTS OF THE TRUST ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. Diffusion of knowledge useful advancement according to the traditions Faith as propounded by the Sant Sat Guru (D era Baba Jaimal Singh). for spiritual and moral and tenets of Radha Soami of Radha Soami Colony Beas 2. To provide and make arrangement for holding Satsangs (Religious Sermons) and Bhandaras at the Colony and other places. 3. To run a Langar (Kitchen for providing free meals) and lodgings for the Sadhus, Sewadars, Satsangis and others and to look after their comforts and needs. 4. To arrange for printing, publication, sale as well as dissemination of literature on Radha Soami Faith in India and abroad. 5. To run a hospital or dispensary at the said Colony. 6. To run a library and reading-room in the Colony. 7. To look after, manage, expand and develop the Radha Soami Colony Beas and Satsang Chars as well as other properties belonging to the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. I shall have the right and power to transfer the same to other trustee or trustees who agree and are willing and prepared to carry out the objects of this trust. In token whereof I hereby set my hand on this indenture as a declaration of trust, this twenty-fourth (24th)day of October, 1957. Under article 64 of the Indian Stamp Act, I have executed this deed on a stamp paper of Rs. 30/-. (Sd.) CHARAN SINGH GREWAL 24-10-1957 Witness (Sd.) Munshi Ram, M.A. Retired P.C.S., Resident of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, District Amritsar 24-10-1957 Witness (Sd.) Rao Sahib Thakur Shiv Dhyan Singh Pisawah Fort, Distt. Aligarh 24-10-1957 34 TRU5T DEED, 1957 This deed is presented by Shri Hazur Charan Singh Grewal Ji Maharaj ("The Executant") slo Sardar Harbans Singh Crewal, aged 41 years, Crewal Jat Sikh of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and district Amritsar, regarding his immovable property in villages Baret and Bhatter at Kalu ki Bar in Thana Amb, Tehsil Una and at other places in India in the office of the Hony. Sub Registrar Una on Friday the 25th October between 1-00 p.m. and 2-00 p.m. for Registration. Executant Shri Hazur Charan Singh Grewal Ji (Sd.) CHARAN SINGH GREWAL (Sd.) L. C. Dharmani 25-1 0-57 Hony. Sub Registrar The contents of this deed have been read by the Executant Shri Hazur Charan Singh Grewal Ji Maharaj, who admits them to be correct. The Executant is known to me. Executant Shri Hazur Charan Singh Crewal Ji Maharaj (Sd.) CHAR AN SINGH GREWAL 25-10-57 (Sd.) L. C. Dharmani 25-10-57 Hony. Registrar Una (Hoshiarpur) Note : The deed is signed by the Executant in my presence. (Sd.) L.C. Dharmani 25-10-57 Hony. Sub Registrar, Una (Hoshiarpur) 35 DEED OF TRANSFER, 1957 'H' DEED OF TRANSFER Whereas I, S. Charan Singh Grewal, s/o S. Harbans Singh Grewal, Jat Sikh, resident of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Tehsil and District Amritsar, am a sole trustee by virtue of the registered trust deed dated 24-10-1957 of the properties described in the attached list and the aims and objects of the trust are the same as those of the registered Society named Radha Soami Satsang Beas. And whereas the aforesaid registered Society lacks funds, property or income requisite to fulfil those aims and objects and I am desirous that the aims and objects of the trust should be pursued and carried out with undivided attenhon. Now, therefore, I hereby transfer all these properties mentioned in the attached list and of which I am the sole trustee, in favour of the above mentioned Religious and Charitable Society as a trustee. The Society shall, as a trustee, use, spend and utilize all these properties and their income as well as any other property or properties vvhich I may transfer to it from time to time and any property which the said Society may acquire, with my consent, hereafter from any source whatsoever, in the advancement, fulfilment and carrying out of these objects and purposes. The Society shall have the same rights and powers and authority as is vested in it by its Rules and Regulations. LIST OF PROPERTIES 1. All the lands comprised in the abadi of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh situated in village Waraich and Balsarai, Tehsil and District Amritsar, alongwith all the buildings, structures, wells, tube-wells, water-tanks, houses, tenements, grounds, workshops, roads, open spaces, trees, water pipes, store houses, Satsang Ghars, pathways, water and electric 36 DEED OF TRANSFER, 1957 connections, sheds, shops, library, dispensary, kitchens, which belong to me or are under my managenlent and control with all rights appurtenant thereto. 2. All the lands of every description whether waste or agricultural owned by me or under my management and control along with a share in Shamilat Deh as well as wells, tube-wells, buildings, structures, trees, pathways, roads, rights to irrigation channels and canal-water, situated in village of Balsarai and Waraich and Budha Theh as well as Wadala Kalan, Tehsil and District Amritsar. 3. The Satsang Ghar with the lands, trees, wells, grounds, houses, and all structures situated on Majitha Road, Amritsar, with all rights of easement and canal water, etc. etc., appurtenant thereto belonging to me. 4. All the lands, with trees, wells, buildings and other structures standing on them along with rights in Shamilat Deli, rights to irrigation and canal water and all rights appurtenant thereto belonging to me or under my control and management situated in the villages of Choman and Weela Bajju of Tehsil Batala, District Gurdaspur. 5. The Satsang Ghars at Paror, Tehsil Palampur and Bahota, Tehsil Hamirpur, District Kangra with buildings, pathways, open spaces, quarters, trees and all lands and other rights appertaining to them belonging to me or under my management and control. 6. The land with buildings known as Satsang Ghar belonging to me or under my control and management and situated at Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Ludhiana, Jullundur City, Karnal, Rohtak, Sirsa, Ambala Cantt., Meerut and Saharanpur and Satsang Bhawan, 7, Daryagani, Delhi. 7. The Bungalow No. 109 with its compound, trees and servants' quarters and boundary wall situated at Church Road, Ferozepore Cantt. belonging to me. 8. All the lands situated at New Pusa Road, Delhi, included in the areas of Khampur village, with all structures, trees, water pipes and all rights appurtenant to the lands, and belonging to me. 37 DEED OF TRANSFER, 1957 9. The lands owned by me in Greater Bombay, and situated in Bandra, Bombay State. 10. The houses with their compounds and lands appurtenant thereto, and trees, servants' quarters, kitchens, water and electric connections, rights of easement, pathways, etc. etc., situated at Daihousie and known as Eljesmere, Cosy Nook and Holly Lodge Annexe which are my property. 11. The lands, agricultural or otherwise, with houses, buildings, trees, pathways and shops and other structures, situated in villages Bret and Bhater at Kalu-Ki-Bar Tehsil Una, District Hoshiarpur with rights in Shamilat Deb, wells and all 6ther rights of every kind, which belong to me. 1 2. All Satsang Ghars with lands appurtenant thereto situated anywhere in the district of Amritsar, Curdaspur and Hoshiarpur and belonging to me or under my control or management. 1 3. The site of the Satsang Ghar at Mandi (H.P.) along with all structures, water-channels, trees, plants, springs, waterpools, pathways, rights of easement and irrigation, belonging to me. 14. A plot for Satsang at Ratlam with all rights appurtenant thereto. 15. A plot (No. 2) at Chandigarh belonging to me and situated in Sector 9-A. In token whereof I hereby set my hand on this indenture as a transfer by one trustee to another this twenty-fifth (25th) day of October,1957. A stamp of Rs. 7/8 under article 62 of the Indian Stamp Act has been used. (Sd.) CHARAN SINGH GREWAL 25-10-57 Witness (Sd.) Rai Saheb Munshi Ram, M.A. Retired P.C.S. Resident of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh D,istnct Amritsar 25-10-57 Witness (Sd.) Rad Sahib Thakur Shiva Dhyan Singh - Pisawah Fort, Dist. Aiigarh 25-10-57 38 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION, 1957 'I' MEMORANDUM, RULES & REGULATIONS COPY CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES ACT XXI OF 1860 No.92, 1957-1958 I hereby certify that "Radha Soami Sat Sang Beas" Seal of The Registrar of Companies Punjab has this day been registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 Given under my hand at Jullundur this 11th day of October, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-seven. Fee Charged Rs. 50.00 (Rupees Fifty only) (personal signature) REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES PUNJAB & HIMACHAL PRADESH 40 RADHA SOAMI SATSANG BEAS SOCIETY, 1957 MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION NAME 1. The Society shall be called Radha Soami Satsang Beas. 2. The Registered Office of the Society shall be at Radha Soami Colony Beas, District Amritsar, provided that the office may be shifted to any other place convenient for the purposes, if a resolution to that effect is introduced with the permission in writing of the Patron and is passed at a special meeting of the Society with not less than 2/3rd majority of votes of the members present. OBJECTS The objects of the Society are as follows:- 1. Diffusion of knowledge useful for spiritual and moral advancement according to the traditions and tenets of Radha Soami Faith as propounded by the Sant Sat Gurus of Radha Sdami Colony Beas (Dera Baba Jaimal Singh.) 2. To provide and make arrangement for holding Satsangs (religious sermons) and Bhandaras at the Colony and other places. 3. To run a Langar (kitchen for providing free meals) and lodgings for the Sadhus, Sewadars, Satsangis and others and to look after their needs. 4. To arrange for the printing, publication, sale as well as dissemination of literature on Radha Soami Faith in India. 5. To establish and/or run a hospital and/or dispensary at or near the said Colony. 40 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE& MEMBERS, 1957 6. To run a library and reading room in the Colony 7. To look after, manage, expand and develop the Radha Soami Colony Beas and Satsang Ghars as well as other properties belonging to the Society. 8. The Society by its unanimous Resolution in Special Meeting convened for tile purpose and with the approval of the Patron in writing, may add any one or more like objects and amend or alter any of the above mentioned objects. 9. The names, addresses and occupations of the Governing Body described in the Rules as, "Executive Committee Radha Soami Satsang Beas" are as under :- MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Name Occupation Address Signature Rai Sahib Munshi Ram, M.A. Retired District and Sessons Judge Radha Soami Colony P.O. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas Dist. Amritsar Sd. Munshi Ram Mr. Ramji Dass Ahiuwalia, M.A. Retired Agent Imperial Bank of India Radha Soami Colony P.O. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas Dist. Amritsar Sd. R. D. Ahluwalia Diwan Lila Ram Sham Dass Daswani Retired Businessman Radha Soami Colony P.O. Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Beas Dist. Amritsar Sd. L. S. Daswani MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY Name Occupation Address Signature Charan Singh Grewal Farming Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Sd. Charan Singh Jagmohan Lal Bhatnagar Retired Vice Principal Kamra Road Kapurthala Sd. Jagmohan Lal Bhatnagar R. S. Munshi Ram, M.A. Retired District and Sessions Judge Radha Soami Colony, Beas Sd. Munshi Ram Parkash Vati Sud, M.L.A. Deputy Minister Social Welfare U.P. 7, Bandariya Bagh Lucknow Sd. Ramji Dass Ahluwalia, M.A. Retired Agent Impenal Bank of India Radha Soami Colony, Beas District Amritsar Sd. R. D. Ahluwalia Malik Radha Kishan Khanna, M.A., LL.B. Advocate Kutchery Road Hissar Sd. Radha Kishan Khanna Tara Chand Aggarwal, P.C.S. Deputy Custodian.General, Government of India, New Delhi 7/2, Roop Niagar Delhi-7 Sd. Tara Chand Aggarwal Kishori Lal Bhargava Business 1 798, Chandni Chowk, Delhi Sd. K.L. Bhargava Someshwar Sahai Bhargava Ice Manufacturing 14, Tilak Road Dehra Dun Sd. S.S. Bhargava E. Rangarao Naidu Merchant 92, Farm Land Ramdas Peth Nagpur- 1 Sd. E.R. Naidu Lila Ram Sham Dass Daswani Business Dera Baha Jaimal Singh District Amritsar Sd. L.S. Daswani R B. Shankar Dass, B.A., L.L.B. Advocate, Retired Public Prosecutor Nakodar Road Jullundur City Shankar Dass R.B. Darnodar Das, 1.A.S. Government Service Deputy Secretary Rehabilitation Chandigarh. Sd. Darnodar Das S. Gulab Singh Bindra Retired Government Service Dera Baha Jaimal Singh, Beas Sd. Gulab Singh Attested T. P. Bolakani, Retired Executive Engineer Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Beas. 42 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The Society has been constituted as desired by the Sant Sat Guru Shri Charan Singh Ji Maharaj and will be called Radha Soarni Satsang Beas. 2. The Registered Office of the Society shall be at Radha Soami Colony Beas, District Arnritsar, provided that the Office may be shifted to any other place convenient for the purposes, if a resolution to that effect is introduced with the permission in writing of the Patron and is passed at a special meeting of the Society with not less than 2/3rd majority of votes of members present. 3. (i) There shall be a Patron of the Society, and S ant Sat Gurti Shri Charan Singh Ji Maharaj will be the first Patron. (ii) If any successor is nominated by the said Patron as Sant Sat Guru he shall succeed him as a Patron after him. The Sant Sat Guru who succeeds him would have similar powers of nominati6n and so will his successor and so on. (iii) If no successor is nominated by the Sant Sat Guru for the time being then the rnernbers of the Society unanimously may elect, as its Patron , a person, who has been duly initiated by a Sant Sat Guru of the Radha Soami Colony, Beas. (iv) If the members are not unanimous, the adult male lineal descendants of Shri Hazur Sant Sat Guru Shri Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj who may be alive at that time as well as the members of the Society may elect by 2/3rd majonty of the votes a member of the Society as its Patron. (v) In the event of there being no Patron for the time being, his powers and functions shall vest in the Chairman of the 43 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS Executive Committee till a Patron is appointed in accordance with tile rules and any act done by the Chairman in exercise of the powers of the Patron shall be valid and lawful as if it had been done by a Patron. (vi) But no Patron elected as above and no Chairman of tile Executive Committee carrying on the functions of a Patron shall be Sant Sat Guru. He will have 4ie rights and functions of a Patron only. MEMBERS 4. (i) There shall be a roll of members and the members subscribing the memorandum shall sign the same and any person who is admitted to membership according to rules and regulations of the Society shall sign the roll of members and shall thereupon have all the rights of a member (ii) There shall be no subscription payable by any member. (iii) There shall ordinarily be 11 members of the Society including the Patron but the Patron may in his discretion add and nominate a member or members not exceeding six in number and on nomination these members will have the same rights as other members. (iv) A member shall hold office during his life time unless he ceases to be a member earlier as provided hereafter. (v) A member but not the Patron who fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Society shall cease to be a member unless he is exempted from attending the meetings by the Executive Committee. 44 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS (vi) If the activities of any member are harmful to the interest of the Society or the same are not in accordance with the tenets of Radha Soami faith or he has become physically or mentally incapable of carrying on his duties he may be removed by a resolution passed in an ordinary General Meeting of the Society by majority of votes. The member so removed may, however, within a month of the intimation of the resolution appeal to the Patron and his decision shall be final. The Patron, however, cannot be removed by the Society. (vii) Any member may resign his membership from the Society but he shall continue to be a member till his resignation is accepted by the Secretarv of the Executive Committee. (viii) In case of there being any vacancy for any reason whatsoever the Patron of the Society may nominate another Satsangi in his place. (ix) Quorum for a General or Annual General Meeting shall be seven and for special meeting nine. 5. The Society shall have a Govermng body called Executive Committee Radha Soami Satsang Beas, consisting of five members. A member of the Executive Committee shall hold office for a period of three years. 6. (i) There shall be held an Annual General Meeting of the Society in the fiirst fortnight of April every year. (ii) After every three years the Patron shall nominate one of themembers of the Society to be Secretary. The Secretary will choose the other 4 members and one of them will be 45 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS nominated as the Chairman of Executive Committee, by the Patron. The Secretary of the Executive Committee shall be the Secretary of the Society also. But the Chairman of the Society will be elected by majority of votes by the members of the Society and he shall continue to be the Chairman of the Society for three years. (iii) The Chairman; Secretary and member of the Executive Committee may be removed by the Society by a resolution passed by a 2/3rd majority of the members present at a General Meeting. The Patron, however, may remove any one of them from his office at any time. Any member or office holder removed by the Society shall- have the right to appeal to the' Patron whose decision shall be final. (iv) In case of the death of any member of the Executive Committee or on his ceasing to be a member by resignation or otherwise, the Secretary may nominate a member from amongst the members of the Society. But the vacancy of the Secretary or the Chairman in the Executive Committee shall always be filled by the Patron from among the members of the Society. (v) Quorum of the Executive Committee shall be of' three. Residence shall be provided in the Radha Soami Colony for members of the Executive Committee, and at least three members shall permanently reside in the Colony, but the Patron may dispense with this obligation in the case of any member of, the Committee. (vi) In case of any vital difference between the Executive Committee and the Society on matters of general policy, the Patron's wishes shall be respected. 46 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS 7. Besides the Annual General Meeting, ordinary General Meetings of the Society may be called by the Secretary at any time at one month's notice. 8. The Special meeting of the Society will be called on one month's notice with the permission of the Patron. In the notice calling a special meeting the matter to be discussed must be specifically mentioned. But any other matter which can be considered at a general meeting may be considered at such a meeting with the permission of the Chairman of the Society. 9. (i) Notices of the meeting shall be served either by hand or sent by post at the last known address of the members and the same will be considered sufficient service. (ii) A special meeting of the Society may be called at the written request of any member with the previous permission of the Patron. PROPERTY 10. (i) The property movable and immovable belonging to the Society shall vest in the Executive Committee and in all proceedings civil and criminal may be described as the property of the Executive Committee. (ii) The Society through its Executive Committee shall manage, possess, acquire and dispose of movable and immovable property belonging to the Society. The Secretary or any other member specially authorized by the Secretary in this behalf may acquire property on behalf of the Society. (iii) x x x x x 47 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS (iv) The Society through the Sec retary or any other person authorized by the Executive Committee shall have the right to accept all property as may be dedicated to it by the Patron and contributions made to it by any person. (v) The Society will maintain, manage and develop land, houses, movable and immovable properties situated in Radha Soami Colony Beas as well as the property which has been or may be dedicated to the Society from time to time by the Sant Sat Guru or otherwise belong to it and see to their proper use and application to the objects of the Society. (vi) The lands of the Radha Soami Colony are primarily meant for expansion of theRadha, Soami Colony but till then the Society may use them for agricultural purposes and apply the produce or income to the objects of the Society. (vii) (a) No part of the assets of the Society shall be used for purposes other than those mentioned above. The Executive Committee may however with the written permission of the Patron, dispose of any immovable property by sale or exchange or any other manner. (b) The expenses of any legal proceedings of any kind in any court, Government Office, or Local Body against the Patron or Secretary shall be borne by the Society. (c) The sale-deed or deed of transfer shall be executed on behalf of the Society by the Secretary or any member of the Society as may be authorized by the Secretary in this behalf. (viii) (a) The Executive Committee shall have the right to regulate and refuse admission to any person to its 48 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS property situated at Radha Soami Colony Beas and elsewhere and to the Satsangs arranged by it and to turn out any undesirable person from the same. (b) The Secretary or any person authorized by him may turn out any person deemed undesirable. (c) The Patron may from time to time send a list of Sadhus and Sewadars to the Secretary. If the presence of any Sadhu or Sewadar in the premises of the Colony or the Satsang is deemed undesirable, the Secretary may report the matter to the Patron and if the Patron so directs he may be turned out of the Colony or Satsang by the Secretary or any person authorized by him. ACCOUNTS I I. The Secretary shall keep accounts of the income and expenditure of the Society and shall not be accountable to any person except the Patron or the Executive Committee, who may call for accounts at any time from the Secretary. He shall submit a detailed statement of the same as soon as possible. (i) The cash of the Society will ordinarily be kept in a Scheduled Bank, Post Office Saving Bank in the name of the Society, and the Secretary of the Society as well as the Patron individually shall Operate the accounts. Any particular account may with the permission of the Secretary be operated by any member of the Executive Committee. Surplus money may, however, be invested in stock and securities or in any other form of investment as may be approved by the Patron. The Secretary of the Society, however, may 49 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS keep enough cash with him to meet day to day and other necessary expenses of the Society. Both the Patron and the Secretary shall have the power, individually, to sign, endorse, negotiate and give effectual discharge on Government Securities, Post Office Cash Certificates, Negotiable and other instruments - as well as banking accounts in the name of the Society. (ia) In case of Branch Satsang Centres, the accounts in respect of these may be operated by one or more persons authorized by the Executive Committee but the accounts shall be opened in the name of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. (ii) Offerings made by followers of the Radha Soami faith as propounded by Sant Satgurus of Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in pursuance of the traditions and tenets of the faith be received by the Society for the objects of the Society. 1 2. No member of the Society shall be paid any remuneration but actual travelling expenses may be paid, if so desired by him. 13. The Executive Committee shall also annually submit a report about the activities of the Society and submit an account of its financial position together with the annual statement of accounts to the annual general meeting. The members may discuss the same in the meeting and may give directions for the future guidance of the Executive Committee. 14. A copy of the report and the statement and the proceedings of every meeting shall be sent by the Secretary to the Patron. 15. The Executive Committee will have the power to incur expenses in connection with the management of the property and other affairs of the Society and may by its resolution delegate the powers of 50 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS incurring expenses for any amount not exceeding Rs. 15,000/- in a month to the Secretary. In cases where the expenditure to be incurred is more than Rs. 15,000/- in a month, the Patron's permission shall be obtained. 16. The Executive Committee shall within 14 days of the holding of the annual general meeting of the Society file a list with the Registrar of the Joint Stock Companies of the names, addresses and occupations of the members of the Executive Committee. 1 7. The Executive Committee may refer any matter within its competence for, decision to the general meeting of the Society and the same may then be decided in the general meeting. 1 8. Any member of the Society may also refer any matter relating to the activities of the Committee for consideration of the general meeting to the Secretary who shall send a copy of the matter referred to the Patron and include it in the agenda of the general meeting and the general meeting will then decide the same provided that the Patron may disallow the matter to be included in the agenda of the meeting. 19. The Secretary may keep paid officers and staff for purposes of managing the affairs of the Society. 20. Unless otherwise provided the Secretary may act on behalf of the Executive Committee in all routine matters. 21. If at any time the members are of the opinion that the Society may be dissolved, an intimation that a resolution to this effect is to be moved must be given to the Patron at least two months before the date of meeting in which such resolution is to be moved. The Patron may if he so desires then form another Society and the Society would then dissolve itself and transfer its assets to the Society so framed. 51 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS 2 2. The Executive Committee may frame by-laws for the carrying out of the above mentioned objects and purposes. These shall be submitted for approval in the ordinary or annual general meeting of the Society which will have the power to amend the same. 23. (a) The Patron, if he so desires, will be provided with free furnished residence in the Colony and at some hill station which shall be maintained by the Society at its expense. (b) The Secretary shall provide conveyance/conveyances for the use of the Patron and shall also provide such personal staff including a Personal Assistant as may be, necessary to the Patron for carrying on his spiritual activities. The selection of the Personal Assistant and the staff shall, however, be made by the Patron. The Secretary shall look after the needs and comforts of the staff and the Personal Assistant. (c) The Secretary shall make arrangement for correspondence with the Satsangis and other people making enquiries from the Sant Sat Guru, under his directions. (d) The Satsangs shall be held at such times and places as may be desired by the Sant Sat Guru from time to time. (e) In the absence of the Sant Sat Guru from the Colony the daily Satsangs will be arranged in accordance with the directions of the Sant Sat Guru by the Secretary or such other member as may be authorized by him in this behalf. (f) The Secretary shall make arrangement in connection with the tours of the Sant Sat Guru and all expenses incurred in 52 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS connection therewith shall be borne by the Society interalia with respect to the following matters:- (i) Such persons as may be desired by Sant Sat Guru shall accompany him. (ii) Make arrangements for the conveyance, board andlodging of the Sant Sat Guru and the party accompany mg the Sant Sat Guru. (iii) Make arrangements for holding Satsang and regulating the admission thereto. 24. The Secretary shall look after the various Satsangs and the Satsang branches at various places and shall provide such financial aid as he may consider necessary from time to time. He may for this purpose nominate one or more persons to look after the arrangements of the branches of the Satsang and Satsang Ghars at places outside Radha Soami Colony Beas. These persons so nominated shall work under the directions of the Secretary. 2 5. The Society may carry on its activities at any place in India. (a) The Sant Guru or the Patron of the Society may: (i) appoint a Presiding Officer or other officers to carry on such activities. (ii) authorize such Presiding Officer or such other officers to function in a manner as may be deemed expedient for the purpose. (iii) authorize such Presiding Officer or such other officers to take steps for implementation of his directions for the achievement of the objects of the Society. 53 RS.S.B. SOCIETY REGULATIONS (iv) accept resignation of such Presiding Officer or such other officers. He may delegate this authority to the Society. (v) authorize Satsangis of Radha Soami Satsang Beas to run its affairs in a manner so as to attain the said objects. (b) The Sant Sat Guru or the Patron may fill the vacancy in the office of such Presiding Officer or any other officer or accept his resignation or direct him to resign, but if there is no Sant Sat Guru or Patron for the time being or if he so directs, the Executive Committee may fill, the vacancy or accept or demand the resignation. (c) The Spiritual affairs of the, foreign Satsangis will be the sole concern of the Sant Sat Guru. He may, for that purpose, appoint his personal Representative to look after their spiritual welfare and may remove him or fill the vacancy as he may like from time to time. 26. (i) The Secretary shall make arrangements for the publication and sale of such books as the Sant Sat Guru may direct, including books the copyright of which vests in the Sant Sat Guru. (ii) The Sant Sat Guru has graciously desired that no royalty be paid to him in respect of publication and sale of the books the copyright of which vests in him. But the Society may, if so required by the Sant Sat Guru for the time being pay such royalty, as may be mutually agreed, to the Sant Sat Guru if so desired by him. 27. The Secretary may appoint one or more persons as Bhandari of the Langar. The Bhandari will keep Registers showing all the stocks received and used in the Langar day to day. 54 R.S.S.B. SOCIETY All persons visiting the Colony may take their meals from the Langar free of charge subject to the directions issued by the Secretary for the particular occasion. The meals will be supplied at a place directed to be used for the purpose by the Secretary. 28. The Executive Committee may from time to time build residential quarters and allot the same to Satsangis on the terms and conditions contained in Form X annexed hereto. 29. The Secretary or any person authorized by him shall manage the library and reading room in the Radha Soami Colony Beas. 30. The Secretary will manage the dispensary and shall arrange and provide the required staff for running the dispensary in the Radha Soami Colony Beas. 3 1. The Secretary shall maintain a Guest House for visitors. The Patron may intimate the names of any persons to the Secretary who shall then make arrangements for their board and lodging in the Guest House. 32. The Rules and Regulations may be altered, amended or deleted or added to in a Special Meeting of the Society. 55 MEMBERS, 1981 LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY "RADHA SOAMI SATSANG BEAS" As on 21.10.1981 Si. No. Name & Designation Occupation Address 1. Maharaj Charan Singh Ji Grewal (Patron) Farming Radha Soami Colony Beas, Dist. Amritsar 2. Mrs. Sheila Bharatram Housewife 2 5, Sardar Patel Road New Delhi 3. Mr. N. K. Gossain Business 13/7, Ariff Road Calcutta 4. Dr. Parvinder Singh Business 15/A Aurangzeb Road New Delhi 5. Mr. Krishin Babani Business Buona Casa Bldg. 2nd Floor Sir P. M. Road, Fort Bombay-400 001 6. Mr. B. K. Sethi Industrialist Vinod Bhawan Ujjain-456 001 7. Dewan Iqbal Nath Service Dewan Villa Jammu 8. Mr. M. G. Singh Kashyap I. G. Police (Retd.) E-9 Radha Soami Colony, Dera 9. Mr. P. H. Desai Diplomatic Service (Retd.) C-13 Radha Soami Colony, Dera 10. Mr. E. R. Naidu Merchant 1-B Radha Soami Colony, Dera 11. Mr. K. S. Narang Retd. Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University Radha Soami Colony Beas 12. Mr. J. P. Bhargava Retd. Asstt. Income Tax Radha Soami Colony Beas 13. Mr. Barkat Ram Retd. Chief Engineer Radha Soami Colony Beas 14. Mr. S. L. Sondhi (Secretary) Deputy Manager (Retd.) Scindia Steam Nav. Co. Radha Soami Colony Beas 15. AVM K. L. Sondhi Retd. Air Vice Marshal Radha Soami Colony Beas 16. Brig. G. S. Bal Retd. Army Officer Radha Soami Colony Beas 56 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 1981 MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DURING 1980-81 1. Mr. K.S. Narang .. Chairman 2. Mr. Barkat Ram .. Member 3. Mr. J;P. Bhargava ..Member 4. Brig. G. S. Bal .. Member 5. Mr. S. L. Sondhi .. Secretary 57 FORM X: TERMS OF ALLOTMENT FORM X (See Rule 28) RADHA SOAMI SATSANG BEAS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ALLOTMENT 1. Radha Soami Satsang Beas, hereinafter called "the Society," may allot quarters built by it only to Satsangis who are initiates of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. 2. (a) The Satsangi shall be required to deposit by way of security such sum of money as the Executive Committee may decide. (b) The allotee shall maintain the quarter in as good condition as allotted to him/her. (c) The security shall be refundable to the depositor or to the depositor's nominee on surrender or return of the quarter or on the termination of the allotment as provided hereunder subject to a deduction for any damage to the property which shall be evaluated or determined by the Executive Committee. (d) The Secretary may at any time require the allottee to vacate the premises allotted to him/her when the Executive Committee is of the opinion that the allottee or his nominee is not living according to the teachings or traditions of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas or that his/her activities are prejudicial to or not subservient to the interest of the Society. The allottee shall be given one month's time to quit the premises and hand over vacant possession. (e) The Security deposit shall not carry any interest and the interest earned therefrom shall be received by the Society by way of compensation to be utilised for the Objects of the Society. 58 FORM X TERMS OF ALLOTMENT 3. (a) The allotment shall endure for the life time of the licensee. (b) The allottee may nominate one or more of his/her heirs, who may be accepted as allottee in his/her place after the death of the allottee and the Society shall, if it approves of such person, grant a fresh allotment to such person; the allotment will be against the same old security deposit. (c) If the allottee dies, the allotment shall come to an end as provided in clause (a) but the Society shall favourably consider applications by an heir/heirs of the allottee to be substituted as allottee in place of the deceased provided such applicants are Satsangi initiates of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The Society shall also have the right or power to grant the allotment in favour of any one or more heirs of the deceased to the exclusion of others; the allotment will be against the same old consideration or security deposit and on the same terms and conditions. (d) In cases where no nominee, or heir or other person mentioned in clause (c) is substituted as allottee, the Society shall return the security deposit or part thereof to such person as the Executive Committee may determine entitled to it. (e) The allotment is granted to enable the Satsangi to live in the quarter allotted and to carry on his/her 'Sadhna' and it shall not be used by the allottee for any other purpose, nor shall he/she allow the quarters to be used by any person other than the members of his/her family without the permission of the Society. (f) All acts to be performed by the Society, may on its behalf be performed by the Executive Committee, through the Secretary. 59 FORM X: TERMS OF ALLOTMENT (g) No alteration additions in or partition of the quarter will be permitted without the written permission of the Executive Committee through its Secretary. (h) In no case, the allottee will be permitted to engage into any trade, business, shop or manufacturing etc. in his quarter which is to be used solely for residential purposes. (i) The allottee will not be allowed to rent out the quarter or any part of it. (j) All allotments will be for the entire quarter as a single unit and portions of quarter will not be allotted to different entities. (k) If the allottee or an heir or any other person is aggrieved by the decision of the Executive Committee or Society he/she may appeal to the Patron and decision of the Patron shall be final and binding on the Society and the person concerned. Such orders or decisions shall not be questioned in a Court of Law. 60 FORM X: ALLOTMENT FORM RADHA SOAMI SATSANG BEAS Allotment No. ..................... Shri/Shrimati ...................................................................... is allotted Quarter No. ............ on the terms and conditions printed overleaf. This allotment is subject to the rules and bye-laws of the Society and any alterations and amendments inade therein in future, will also be binding on the said Allottee. (P.O.) Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Via Beas (Dist. Amritsar) Date ................ Secretary Radha Soaini Satsang Beas 61 M.S.S. CHARITABLE HOSPITAL MAHARAJ SAWAN SINGH CHARITABLE HOSPITAL, G. T. ROAD, BEAS In order to meet the dire need for medical care of the general population, Hazur Maharaj Ji has set in motion a comprehensive plan for the construction of a large, suitably equipped hospital. The site for this vast complex is near the Dera, at Beas, on the G. T. Road between Amritsar and Jullundur, easily accessible by all public transport. Hazur Maharaj Ji conceived the idea of the Maharaj Sawan Singli Charitable Hospital as a permanent medical centre to supplement the now famous and very successful annual eye camp, first organized at the Dera in 1965. This large-scale eye camp was initiated to alleviate the suffering of cataract and other eye-disease victims, whose numbers increase alarmingly as the years go by. Since most of the afflicted are unable to afford medical costs and often come from areas where there are no proper medical facilities; they are condemned to a state of blindness for the rest of their life without hope of relief. Although the number of patients admitted and treated for cataracts at the Dera Eye Camps has now reacbed a total of over 22,000 starting with 950 in 1965 and increasing to 2,505 in 1980, thousands are of necessity refused each year, a matter which is of grave concern to Hazur Maharaj Ji. It is this pressing need for yet more skilled medical attention and bed space that led to the idea of the new hospital project, which was launched early in 1980 after the purchase of 35 acres of land had been successfully negotiated. In a short speech made at the hospital site by Hazur Maharaj Ji while delivering Satsang there on March 23, 1980, He disclosed His orginal motivation for embarking on this venture: Before the start of the Satsang, l should like to say a few words about the site on which the Satsang is being held today. On this 62 M.S.S. CHARITABLE HOSPITAL land the Dera Society has started the construction of a 300-bed hospital in the blessed memory of Hazur Maharaj Ji. The project will cost us nearly 40 million rupees. In this hospital, everyone will get free treatment whether one is a satsangi or a non-satsangi. It will be completed in about three years' time. It was in the year 1965 when at the insistence of Bhua Rali (Bibi Rali) an Eye Camp was first organized in the Dera. In that camp, 1250 free eye operations were performed. Since then, every year we have been holding an Eye Camp in which approximately 2500 eye operations have been performed. But despite this, five to six thousand patients have to go disappointed every year because of obvious camp limitations. Their plight had been weighing on my mind and I have always been thinking about those poor people who are thus denied service. Consequently I conceived the idea of having a permanent hospital where, apart from the eye operations, other diseases could be treated free and with care and sympathy. My request was accepted by the Dera Society. It then approached the Military Authorities and the Punjab Government for the purchase of land at a suitable site. We owe our thanks to them for having enabled us eventually to obtain 35 acres of land at the site which is ideally located. The construction work has now been going on for the last two months. For running the Hospital, a separate Charitable Society-Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society-has been registered. It will meet the annual recurring expense which is likely to range between forty to fifty lakhs of rupees (four to five million) a year. With the Grace of Hazur Maharaj Ji, the sangat will have enough opportunities to serve the suffering humanity. After offering a prayer for Great Master's blessing at the site in January, 1980, Hazur Maharaj Ji gave the signal for the excavation of the foundation trenches of the hospital building. For this purpose, Hazur 63 M.S.S. CHARITABLE HOSPITAL Maharaj Ji had assembled about a hundred sewadars from the villages of Ghuman, Muktsar and Veela Bajju. Dedicated to the service of all people, regardless of distinction of caste, creed, colour or sex, tile hospital will in all probability, with Hazur's infinite grace, be completed in three years' time. Owing to the escalating costs of labour and materials, the original estimate for building and running the hospital has been increased. The Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital will be manned by a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors. Both they, the para-medical staff, and other skilled and unskilled employees will be housed in a well laid-out residential colony planned to provide all necessary amenities. Visiting doctors, both Indian and foreign, who would like to serve in the hospital for short periods, will also be provided with residential accommodation. As well as extensive housing for staff, the hospital complex will encompass a Seral or inn for the relatives and dependents accompanying the patients. Separated from the main block by a 60 feet wide road and including all necessary facilities, the Serai will have a capacity of about 450 people. For this special purpose, which distinguishes the Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital from most private hospitals, the Society purchased seven acres of land from the Punjab Government. The hospital project has aroused great interest and enthusiasm among satsangis, many of whom are eager to come forward to assist with all aspects of its construction. The management of the Maharaj Sawan Singh Charitable Hospital, as outlined in Hazur Maharaj Ji's speech, will be entrusted to a separate society-the Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society-which has been specifically formed for this purpose. In this way, the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Society can continue to give full attention to its main purpose and activity, the spiritual uplift of the people. 64 D.I. 210 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES (Act XXI of 1860) No. 377 of 1978 79 I hereby certify that Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, 'Beas' has this day been registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and as amended by Punjab Amendment Act 1957. Given under my hand at Chandigarh this 2nd day of November One thousand Nine hundred and Seventy Eight. Fee Rs. 50/- Sd/- Registrar of Firms & Societies (seal) Punjab. 65 M.J.S. MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, 1978 MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF MAHARAJ JAGAT SINCH MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, BEAS I. The name of the Society shall be 'Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas'. II. The Registered Office of the Society shall be situated in the State of Punjab. III. The objects of the Society to be followed on incorporation shall be: (i) To acquire, establish, run, give assistance, financial or otherwise, in establishing and/or running hospitals, medical institutions, dispensaries, ambulances and nature cure clinics in India for providing medical relief by the reception and treatment of persons suffering from illness or mental defectiveness or by the reception and treatment of persons during convalescence, or of persons requiring medical attention or rehabilitation, existing solely for philanthropic purposes and not for purposes of profit. (2) To establish, run, assist in establishing or running Pathological Laboratories equipped with scientific equipments; to provide assistance, financial or otherwise to individuals for diagnosis and treatment of their diseases in a specialised hospital or through a specialised agency. (3) To establish/run or assist mobile dispensaries and to organise/ assist camps in rural areas for providing medical relief to needy persons irrespective of caste, colour and creed. (4) To promote medical research centres for the advancement of medical facilities in India. 66 M.J.S. MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, 1978 (5) To enter into any arrangement with the Government, Central or State, for securing grants-in-aid, benefits and entitlements for any Hospital/Institution belonging to the Society. (6) To purchase, take on lease, hire, accept as a gift or otherwise acquire movable or immovable property or rights therein or privileges attached thereto which may be necessary for the attainment of the objects. (7) To do all such other acts and things incidental to the furtherance of above-said objects so however that no activity shall be carried on for profit and the charges, if any, shall be regulated accordingly. (8) In furtherance of the objects of the Society, all the expenditure shall be incurred irrespective of caste, creed, colour, status or religion. IV. The names, addresses, occupations and designations of the present members of Executive Committee, to whom the management of the affairs of the Society is entrusted, are as follows: Si. No. Name & Designation Occupation Address Signature 1. Mr. S. R. Jindal (Chairman) Industrialist 16 Km. Tumkur Rd., Bangalore (Sd.) S. R. Jindal 2. Dr. T. N. Mathur Retd. Bacteriologist to the Govt. of Haryana Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.) T. N. Mathur 3. S. Sewa Singh, I.A.S. Secretary to the Governor, Punjab 85, Sector 2 B, Chandigarh (Sd.) Sewa Singh 4. Capt. P.S. Grewal Farming Grewal House Sikanderpur Sirsa (Sd.) P.S. Grewal 5. Mr. S. N. Kohli (Secretary) Retd. Area Manager, Punjab National Bank Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.) S. N. Kobli 67 M.J.S. MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, 1978 V. We, the undersigned, are desirous of forming a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Punjaji) Amendment Act 1957) as extended to the State of Punjab in pursuance of this Memorandum of Association :- Si. No. Name Occupation Address Signature 1. Maharaj Charan Singh Farming Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.) Charan Singh 2. Capt. P.S. Grewal Farming Grewal House Sikanderpur Sirsa (Sd.) P.S. Grewal 3. Dr. T. N. Mathur,M.B. B.S. (Pb)D.T.M. (Cal)M.R.C. Path.(U.K.) Retd. Bacteriologist to the Govt. of Haryana Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.) T. N. Mathur 4. Sh. S. N. Kohli Retd. Area Manager Punjab National Bank Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.) S. N. Kohli 5. Sh. H. K. Bhalla Addl. Member Finance Railway Board C-11/66, Moti Bagh, New Delhi (Sd.) H. K. Bhalla 6. Sh. T. K. Sethi Industrialist Binod Mills Ujjain (Sd.) T. K. Sethi 7. Sh. S. R. Jindal Industrialist 16 Km, Tumkur Road, Bangalore (Sd.) S. R. Jindal 8. Bhai Mohan Singh Industrialist 15-A, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi (Sd.) Mohan Singh 9. S. Sewa Singh, lAS Govt. Service 85, Sector 2-B, Chandigarh (Sd.) Sewa Singh 10. Sh. S. W. Ballani Business Radha Soami Colony, Beas (Sd.)S. W. Ballani 68 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS OF MAHARAJ JAGAT SINGH MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, BEAS 1. DEFINITIONS: In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:- (i) The SOCIETY means, MAHARAJ JAGAT SINGH MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY, BEAS. (ii) The EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE means Executive Committeeof Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas. (iii) PATRON means Patron of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas (iv) PRESIDENT means President of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas (v) CHAIRMAN means Chairman of Executive Committee of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas. (vi) SECRETARY means the Secretary of the Executive Committee of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas, who shall be the Secretary of the Society, also. (vii) MEMBER means a Member admitted as such under these rules. 2. GENERAL BODY AND MEMBERSHIP : (i) The General Body of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Society, Beas shall ordinarily be composed of 11 members including 69 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS the Patron. The Patron may in his discretion nominate additional members not exceeding 6 persons who shall have the same rights as other members. (ii) There shall be a roll of members and the members subscribing the Memorandum shall sign the same and any person who is admitted to membership according to Rules and Regulations of the Society shall sign the roll of members and shall thereupon have all the rights of a member. (iii) No subscription shall be payable by any member. (iv) A member shall hold the office of the member during his life time unless he ceases to be a member earlier as provided hereinafter. (v) The membership of any member, excluding the Patron, canbe terminated by a resolution passed by a majority of votes at a general meeting of the Society under any of the following circumstances:- (a) where the member resigns from the membership; (b) where the member becomes physically, mentally or legally incapable of carrying out his duties as a member; (c) where he fails to attend three consecutive meetings of the Society or of Executive Committee, unless he is exempted from attending the meetings by the Patron; (d) where the activities of the member are considered detrimental to the interests of the Society. 70 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULAITONS (vi) In case of there being any vacancy for any reason whatsoever the Patron of the Society may nominate any person as a member. On nomination he shall have the same rights as any other member of the Society. 3. PATRON: (i) There shall be a Patron of the Society and Sant Satguru Shri Charan Singh Ji Maharaj of Radha Soami Satsang Beas shall be the first Patron for life. (ii) If any successor is nominated by the first Patron as Sant Satguru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, he shall succeed him as a Patron after him. The Sant Satguru who succeeds him would have similar powers of nomination and so will his successor and so on. (iii) In case no successor is nominated by the Patron, then the powers of Patron shall vest in the President of the Society until any other person is elected as Patron. (iv) A person shall be elected as a Patron, if the 3/4th majority of the members of the Society shall favour such appointment. 4. PRESIDENT: (i) There shall be a President of the Society, who shall be elected by the members of the Society at annual general meeting for a term of three years. (ii) In case of any vacancy in the office of President, a member shall be elected as President by general body by simple majority for a period of three years. 71 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: (i) The Executive Committee of the Society shall consist of five members. (ii) A member of Executive Committee shall hold the office for a period of three years. (iii) After expiry of the term of three years, the Patron shall nominate one of the members of the Society to be Secretary. The Secretary shall choose four other members of the Society to form the Executive Committee. (iv) One of the four members chosen by the Secretary to form the Executive Committee shall be nominated as Chairman of the Executive Committee by the Patron of the Society. (v) The Chairman, Secretary and the Member of the Executive Committee may be removed by the Society by passing a resolution with 2/3rd majority at a general meeting. The Patron, however, may remove any one of them from office at any time. Any member or office bearer removed by the Society shall have the right to appeal to the Patron whose decision shall be final. (vi) In case of any vacancy for any reason whatsoever, the Secretary may nominate any member to the Executive Committee. But the vacancy in the office of Chairman or Secretary shall always be filled by the Patron in accordance with sub rules (iii) and (iv) above. (vii) Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, the first Executive Committee shall be composed as specified in the Memorandum of Association and shall function as such until the first annual general meeting to be called in pursuance of these rules. 72 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS 6. RIGHTS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: (i) All properties, movable or immovable or of any other kind belonging to the Society shall vest in the Executive Committee and in all proceedings, civil or criminal, may be described as the property of Executive Committee. (ii) The Executive Committee, subject to the rules and regulations of the Society, shall have such powers and shall perform all such functions as are necessary or proper for the achievement or in furtherance of the object of the Society. (iii) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the Executive Committee shall have the following rights and powers (a) to acquire by gift, donation, purchase, exchange, lease or otherwise, lands, buildings and other immovable properties together with all rights appertaining thereto; (b) to construct and maintain buildings including rights to alter or improve them and to equip them suitably; (c) to sell, exchange, lease or otherwise dispose of any immovable property of the Society with the permission of the Patron; (d) to gift any movable or immovable properties to any charitable society/institution for medical relief; (e) to accept the management of any hospital or institution for medical relief with prior approval of the Society; (f) to raise funds for the Society by gifts, donations, etc.; 73 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS (g) to maintain, manage, develop land, buildings and other immovable properties of the Society; (h) to assign from time to time such functions and duties and delegate such powers as it may deem fit to the Chairman, Secretary or any Member of the Society; (i) to defray expenses of any legal proceedings against the Patron, Secretary or other office bearers or authorised persons and keep them indemnified; (j) to perform all such acts and do such things as may be necessary for the proper management of the properties and affairs of the Society. (iv) The Executive Committee shall submit annually a report about the activities of the Society and also submit an account of its financial position together with annual statement of accounts to the annual general meeting. The members may discuss the same in the meeting and may give directions for the future guidance of the Executive Committee. (v) A copy of the annual report and the statement of accounts and the proceedings of every meeting shall be sent by the Secretary to the Patron. 7. POWERS, DUTiES AND RIGHTS OF THE OFFICE BEARERS (i) The Chairman of the Executive Committee shall be responsible to conduct the affairs of the Society within the framework of Memorandum of Association and subject to the Rules and Reguations of the Society. In general, he shall be responsible to regulate the functions of the Society so as to achieve the objects for which the Society is incorporated. 74 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS (ii) (a) The Secretary shall be responsible for the whole of the office work of the Society and implementation of the policies laid down by the Society and Executive Committee subject to the control and supervision of the Executive Committee and in consultation with the Chairman. In this process he may engage paid officers also. (b) The Secretary shall keep the accounts of income and expenditure of the Society and shall be accountable to the Executive Committee and the Patron. He shall submit detailed statement of accounts as and when he may be called upon to do so. (c) The Secretarv shall be empowered to spend up to a sum of Rs.50,000/- in a month for the purposes of the Society. However, Patron's permission shall be required for an expenditure exceeding Rs. 50,000/- in a month. (d) The Sale Deed/Purchase Deed or Deeds of Transfer shall be executed on behalf of the Society by the Secretary or any Member of the Society as may be authorised by the Secretary in this behalf. (iii) In the case of any vital difference between the Executive Committee and the Society on matters of general policy, the Patron's wishes shall be respected. 8. MEETINGS: (i) Place: All meetings of the general body or Executive Committee shall be held at the Registered Office of the Society or at 75 MEDICAL RELlEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS such other place in India as the Executive Committee may decide. (ii) Number of meetings The General Body shall meet at least once in a year and this meeting will be called as Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be called in the first fortnight of April every year. The Meeting of the General Body may be called at the written request of any member with the previous permission of the Patron/President and such a meeting shall be known as Extra-Ordinary General Meeting. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once in three months or as often as may be necessary to transact the business. (iii) Convening of the meetings: The Secretary or any officer duly authorised by the Executive Committee shall be entitled to convene the meetings of the general body. The meetings of the Executive Committee shall be convened by the Secretary whenever he may deem necessary. (iv) Notice for the meetings: (a) There shall be 30 days' clear notice for meetings of the General Body. (b) There shall be 7 days' clear notice for meetings of the Executive Committee. This notice can be shorter, if the members of the Executive Committee so agree unanimously. 76 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS (c) Notices of the meetings shall be served either by hand or sent by post at the last known address of the members and the same shall be considered sufficient service. (d) The notices calling General Meeting, whether Annual or extra-ordinary, shall mention specifically the matter to be discussed at the meeting. But other matters can be discussed with the permission of the President of the Society. (v) Quorum for the meetings: (a) Two-third members personally present shall form the quorum for Annual General meeting and three-fourth members personally present shall form the quorum for extra-ordinary general meeting. (b) Three members personally present shall form the quorum for meetings of the Executive Committee. (vi) Nature of business to be transacted at meetings (a) General Body: The General Body shall meet to transact the following business:- (i) Consideration of Annual Report and accounts submitted by the Executive Committee and to give necessary directions for future guidance of the Executive Committee. (ii) Appointment of Auditors. (iii) Framing the policy for Executive Committee. 77 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS (iv) Consideration of any other matter placed by a member before the meeting of General Body if a notice for raising the matter at the meeting has been given by the member not less than seven clear days' before the date of General Body meeting. (b) Executive Committee: The Executive Committee shall meet to transact the following business: (i) Consideration of reports placed by the Secretary about the activities of the Society. (ii) Formulation and implementation of policies in accordance with the directions of General Body, if any, and objects of the Society. (vii) Chairman of the Meetings: The President shall preside at all meetings of the General Body. If there is no President, then the members present shall choose any one of them to act as the Acting President for presiding. The Chairman of the Executive Committee shall preside over the meeting of Executive Committee. In his absence, any other member of Executive Committee will be elected as Chairman of the particular meeting. (viii) Decision of matters: All matters at the meeting of General Body and Executive Committee shall be decided by majority of votes unless otherwise provided herein elsewhere. In case of equality of votes, the President or the Chairman, as the case may be, 78 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS shall have the casting vote. However, the matter pertaining to the charge, disposal or otherwise transferring of the property of the Society on the winding up shall be decided by 3/4th majority of members on rolls for the time being. The Executive Committee may dispose of urgent matters by circulation of resolution, if desired by the Secretary. In case of any vital difference between the Executive Committee and General Body on matters of general policies, the Patron 's wishes shall be respected. 9. FUNDS, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT: (i) The Secretary shall cause to be maintained proper books of account in respect of all moneys received and paid by the Society and all assets and liabilities of the Society. He shall submit reports to the Executive Committee and the Patron periodically or as and when he may be called upon to do so. (ii) The books of accounts shall ordinarily be kept at the Registered Office of the Society or at such other place in India as the Executive Committee may deem fit and proper and these shall be open to the members of the Executive Committee. (iii) The cash of the Society will ordinarily be kept in a Scheduled Bank, Post Office Savings Bank in the name of the Society, and the Secretary of the Society as well as the Patron individually shall operate the accounts. Any particular account may with the permission of the Secretary be operated by any member of the Executive Committee. Surplus money may, however, be invested in stock and securities or in any other form of investment as may be approved by 79 MEDICAL RELIEF SOCIETY REGULATIONS the Patron. The Secretary of the Society, however, may keep enough cash with him to meet day to day and other necessary expenses of the Society. Both the Ratron and the Secretary shall have the powcr, individually, to sign, endorse, negotiate and give effectual discharge on Government Securities, Post Office Cash Certificates, Negotiable and other instruments as well as banking accounts in the name of the Society. (iv) These accounts shall be autdited by an auditor once in a year duly appointed by the General Body for the purpose. 10. AMENDMENTS: Amendments to the Rules and Regulations of the Society may be made by the General Body by a three-fourth majority of members personally present. II. GENERAL: (i) The Society has been constituted as desired by Sant Satguru Charan Singh Ji Maharaj of Radha Soami Satsang Be a s and shall carry on its activities in India; (ii) If upon the dissolution of the Society, there shall remain after the satisfaction of debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid or distributed among the members of the Society, but shall be given to ahother Society/Institution with objects similar to those of the Society in particular those as mentioned in clauses (1), (2), (3) & (4) of Article III of the Memorandum of Association of the Society. (iii) No act or proceedings of the Society or Executive Committee shall be invalid by reason merely of any vacancy or any defect 80 M.R.S. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 1978 in the constitution of the Society or of the Executive Committee as the case may be. (iv) All necessary and relevant provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Punjab Amendment Act, 1957) as extended to the State of Punjab shall apply to the Society. We, the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society, Beas, do hereby certify that the above is correct copy of the Rules and Regulations of the Society. This twenty-eighth day of October 1978. Names, addresses and occupations of the members of the Executive Committee Si. No. Name, Address & Occupation Signature 1. Shri S. R. Jindal (Industrialist) I 6 Km, Tumkur Road Bangalore (Sd.) S. R. Jindal 2. Sh. S. N. Kohli (Retd. Area Manager Punjab National Bank) Radha Soami Colony Beas (Sd.) S. N. Kohli 3. Capt. P.S. Grewal (Farming) Grewal House Sikanderpur, Sirsa (Sd.) P. S. Grewal 81 M.R.S. MEMBERS, 1981 LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR 1981 SI. No. Name & Designation Occupation Address 1. Maharaj Charan Singh Ji (Patron) Farming Radha Soami Colony, Beas 2. Capt. P.S. Grewal Farming Grewal House Sikanderpur, Sirsa 3. Mr. S. R. Jindal (Chairman) Industrialist 16 Km, Tumkur Road Bangalore 4. Mr. Sewa Singli, I.A.S. Govt. Service No.24 Sector 7 Chandigarh 5. Dr. R. P. Sinha Doctor Ram Krishna Avenue Patna 6. Mrs. S. L. Singla, I.A.S. Govt. Service Room No. 194 Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi 7. Mr. D. N. Pathak Service B/42/390 Gandhi Nagar Bandra, East Bombay-51 8. Mr. T. K. Sethi (President) Industrialist Binod Bhawan Ujjain 9. Bhai Mohan Singh Industrialist 15A, Aurangzeb Road New Delhi 10. Mr. S. W. Ballani Business P.O. Box No.2058 Las Palmas, Canary Islands 11. Dr. (Mrs.) H. Dhillon Doctor Radha Soami Colony, Beas 12. Dr. (Mrs.) G. K. Mukadam Doctor No. J-4 Breach Candy Apts. B. Desai Road, Bombay-26 13. Dr.T.N.Mathur Retd. Bacteriologist, Govt. of Haryana Radha Soami Colony, Beas 14. Mr. S. N. Kohli (Secretary) Area Manager (Retd.), Punjab National Bank Radha Soami Colony, Beas 15. Mr. H. K. Bhalla Addl. Member of Finance, Railway Board Radha Soami Colony, Beas 16. Dr. Brig. B. I. S. Bhalla Doctor B/91 Greater Kailash New Delhi 110 048 82 Radha Soami Satsang Beas Punjab - India Published by Shri S.L. Sondhi, Secretary Radhasoami Satsang Beas, Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Dist. Amritsar and printed by N.K. Gossain & Co. Pvt. Ltd., 13/7 Ariff Road, Cal.-67 . no copyright shown on above

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Charan's will to Gurinder

"I, S. Charan Singh Grewal s/o S. Harbans Singh Grewal, aged 74 years am making this will in regard to the spiritual affairs of the Society, Radha Soami Satsang Beas while in the full possession of my wits. I am making this Will in accordance with the wishes of Hazur Mahraj Baba Sawan Singh Ji Mahraj and my predecessor. I have served the Sangat whole-heartedly nto the best of my ability for nearly forty years. I have received in great measure the love, faith. and esteem of the entire sangat, of sewadars and my staff members of which it would be difficult to find a parallel in this world. I am deeply grateful for their co-operation and support.

I appoint Sh. Gurinder Singh Dhillon s/o Sh. Gurmukh Singh Dhillon of Moga as my spiritual sucessor as ordered by Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Maharaj. He will be the Sant Satguru as well as the Patron of Radha Soami Satsang Beas and will have the authority of giving initiation (NAM). He will also be the Patron of Maharaj Jagat Singh Medical Relief Society.

I have made this Will in accordance with the wishes of Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh and I hope that my wishes as expressed in this will be duly honored by the entire sangat, all my family members and members of the Society.

Dated 5/30/90, (Signed) Charan Singh

......History written by Mike Willams, no inferences to the integrity of any Radhasoami Guru or groups are made. Copyright 2001 ..................

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