Studies in the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry of Swami Ji Maharaj

SantMat
2 min readMar 30, 2023

Soamiji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry:

“This phenomenal world is like a dark night (with hardly a ray of light to relieve its darkness, ignorance and delusions); the only light in this world can emanate from the form of the guru who shines and radiates like a moon. It is that light alone which sheds coolness all around the heart and the luminescence of his discourses spreads like moonlight. There is none bigger and greater than my guru*; all others are besieged by Kaal (the force that deludes, beguiles, bewilders and blinds one to reality). It is only some rare gurumukh who looks for the Satguru; for all, except the guru-oriented, are mind-oriented and are his (Kaal’s) cherishers.”

*Note: The initiating spiritual master of Soamiji Maharaj was Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India. After Sant Tulsi’s passing in 1843, Swami Ji was affiliated with Sant Tulsi’s successor Sant Girdhari Sahib of Lucknow. After Sant Girdhari’s passing in 1860, Swami Ji began his own public satsang and spiritual mission in the city of Agra. During 1866 when the name “Radhasoami” came into usage, Swamiji’s satsang became known as the Radhasoami Satsang. “Radhasoami” is pronounced “Ra-Dha-Swam-e” and means “Lord of the Soul, a high holy name for the Supreme Being in the Eighth Heaven, also known as Anami Desh.

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