The Death of a Saint, & His Teachings

From an email I received recently (full repost with minor edits): Death Anniversary of ‘Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh Ji Claire’ [27 July 1884-23 October 1951] Maharaj Jagat Singh Ji was the third Guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. He held the office after the death of second master Baba Sawan Singh. He was born on 27th July, 1884 at Nussi, a small village near Jalandhar. He received His education in the Mission School at Jalandhar and later took his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry. He joined the Punjab Agricultural College, Lyallpur, in 1911 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry and retired as Vice Principal of the institution in 1943. On … Continue reading

The Rose Within


One more nice story for the weekend: A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully; and before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem, and he thought, “How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?” Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and just before it was ready to bloom… it died. So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose. The good qualities planted in us at birth grow amid the thorns of our faults. Many … Continue reading

Lion, Rats, Snake, & the Honeycomb

Here’s a short story for you to contemplate on this weekend: Once a man saw in his dream, that a lion was chasing him. The man ran to a tree, climbed on to it and sat on a branch. He looked down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him. The man then looked to his side where the branch he was sitting on was attached to the tree and saw that two rats were circling around and eating the branch. One rat was black and the other one was white. The branch would fall on the ground very soon. The … Continue reading