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Thakur Sahib Shree Ram Singh-Founder of the Ashram

Thakur Sahib Shri Ram Singh Ji was a saint in the lineage of Sufism and Santmat in India.

Thakur Sahib's life story is beyond belief in contemporary life. His disciples regard him as Guru, who is at the pedestal of God and who preached them that the path to Superconsciousness lied in Simplicity. His preaching was not sermons directed at his followers but his life itself. His aura attracted thousands to him as he led virtues of Sufism into Santmat Bhaktidhara of Hinduism. Samarpan (let-go) and Yaad (remembrance) are the essence of his teachings.

Ram Singh Bhati was an embodiment of virtuous living, right at the centre of the turmoil the life is. He was born on 3 September, 1988 at this very village in a rich Rajput family. His parents were extremely religious and he inherited seeds of devoutness from them. Since his tender age, he based his life on Truth, took upon his duties as Service, and led an amazingly simple and surrendered life.

After he grew up, he took a job with the State Police of Jaipur. His devotion to duty saw him rise soon to the post of Inspector. He was posted at several places throughout his service tenure.

His commitment to Truth was beyond the limits of even apotheosis. The benchmarks of honesty and dutifulness set by him in the service of the police will continue to inspire mankind for ages.

While in job, he happened to come into contact with his sadguru, Mahatma Shri Ramchandra Ji Maharaj. He surrendered himself at the feet of his master, dissolved his self and merged his being into the being of his master. His submission to his master, which is the essence of spirituality, was exceptional.

The character of this divine soul was unique. He was an embodiment of God where love flowed and magnetic pull of his love would propel his visitors on the inner journey effortlessly. His behaviour had a childlike innocence. Cheerfulness would always play on his face. He was completely contented within his own being. He would perform every action with full awareness and attentiveness. He was always totally relaxed into his ‘self’ with trust in God brimming all over. He used to say that we should realize in our hearts that our wellbeing is the most dear to the Almighty; “O Creater! Your Will is supreme. I leave myself to flow like a wave flows in the ocean.”

This great saint was an ocean of love which would engulf his followers completely. In his presence, one would go beyond the worldliness, forgetting the thraldom of body, and would experience mind withering away to blissful state. He would instil trust in the Existence and would prompt his followers to sit in meditation everyday at dawn and dusk.

For him, life was a gift from the Almighty; every deed was a prayer; meal earned with right means was a blessing. Utmost servitude and love were his worship. His actions and words were perfectly in consonance. Having complete trust in God was his way and he lived a simple and unpretentious life. His life has really been a role model.

Thakur Sahib gave very few instructions verbally. These too were personal guidance to individual Sadhaks who he found were in need of it. He never demanded anything from his followers, not even disciplehood. However those who pleaded for it, he willed them to be at the feet of his Master, thus demonstrating the supreme state of surrender towards his own Guru who he lovingly called - Guru Bhagwan.

He used to say that the God resides within us. It is only a matter of invoking his presence with ardent passion. Ego is the only barrier between Him and us. Ego is an illusion which evaporates with unconditional surrender.

His teachings gathered from his lovers can be summarised as follows:

"Be in this world, play with all the available endowments but remain unattached. Do all the necessary work in your life but as duty-bound, not as being governed by the desire of the outcome. Neither create belongingness, nor any disengagement. Remember the mortality of the body and immortality of Yourself. Bear with the conflicts in life as these are transitory. Remain calm and happy and practice tranquillity. Keep vigil on lust, anger, greed and cupidity. Fulfil duties sans desires and attain self realisation with a pure mind and understanding."

On 14 January, 1971, on the auspicious occasion of maker sankranti, he bid adieu to his mortal body. A spectacular life journey came to an end. The place where funeral of his divine body was held, a magnificent samadhi temple has been built. Followers and meditators experience his eternal presence there.