Brief Life Sketch of Kirpal Singh
Kirpal Singh was born on 6th February, 1894 in Sayyad Kasran, a part of the Punjab which now belongs to Pakistan. Since His early youth, He has been confronted with nationalism, religious intolerance, and bigotry.
After a profound study of the basic scriptures of the Sikhs, Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Zoroastrians etc., He found that they all witness the same basic truth – the birthright of man to attain self-knowledge and God-Knowledge.
Out of this Kirpal Singh decided:
God first, world next.
At the feet of His Master Baba Sawan Singh He experienced practically what is described in the scriptures. He dedicated His whole life to the ideal of Unity: the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God.
His Master Satguru Baba Sawan Singh appeared within to Kirpal Singh seven years before They both met physically. During this time Kirpal Singh already enjoyed His presence, protection and guidance. In 1939, under the Inner Dictation of His Master He wrote the monumental Spiritual Work of the ‘Gurumat Sidhant’ and out of gratitude towards His Master He first published it under the name of Baba Sawan Singh.
Due to His universal view He could create mutual understanding among the different religions.
So Kirpal Singh was invited in 1956 to address a fundamental speech at the general assembly of the UNESCO. His speech was about World Peace in the Atomic Age.
During fourteen years He was repeatedly elected President of the World Fellowship of Religions which came into being in 1957.
On His three world tours in 1955, 1963 and 1972 He visited major cities of the Western hemisphere, where He met religious leaders, politicians, and personalities of public life. Everywhere He conveyed the importance of self-knowledge and God-Knowledge and emphasised the need of selfless service.
His selfless being combined with the Love to develop right understanding and Unity among all humans, to create peace in the world and tolerance among the religions was an inspiration for those who were allowed to meet Him, to change their own life for the cause of the right Path and even today He is a living cynosure for all who hear of Him.
So, let us walk together on the lane of Love.
The convention of the first World Conference on the Unity of Man, which took place in New Delhi, India from 3rd February until 6th February 1974 was considered by many as the highlight of His mission. This World Conference was for the entire humanity the beginning of Unity of Man consciousness.
As a result of the conference, Kirpal Singh was invited by the government of India to address Parliament on 1st August, 1974. It was the first time that a Spiritual Leader was given that honour.
Until His physical departure on 21st of August 1974 more than 150,000 people received the True Holy Initiation by Kirpal Singh, Naam, the Holy Word.
The Sanatan, the Way of the Saints, the Sant Mat, is the birthright for all mankind. Even nowadays through the Grace of the One God and the God working through our Master Kirpal Singh everyone can get this contact with Naam.
So, whoever believes in the gospel of Unity of Man, may ask for initiation!