Maharaj Charan Singh Ji was a spiritual teacher and the fourth Satguru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB). He took over the leadership in 1951 after the untimely death of Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh,who in turn, had taken over the leadership from Baba Sawan Singh three years earlier. Maharaj Charan Singh Ji led the mission for thirty-nine years. He taught that, because of our attachment to the mind and body, we have lost sight of our true self. By using the ancient mystical practices of Sant Mat and Surat Shabd Yoga we could be aligned with our higher selves. Today, the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) organization is a global non-profit, charitable society with branches all over the world. Its mission is very clear; spread the spiritual knowledge of the group, carry out regular Satsangs / sermons, provide food and shelter for spiritual aspirants, publish relevant literature, and to support the running of a free hospital close to the head office in Bea, Punjab, India. After his death in 1990, he was succeeded by his nephew, Satguru Baba Gurinder Singh Ji.
Date of Birth: 02 Jan, 1916
Maharaj Charan Singh was born in 1916 in the Punjab, India. Little is known about his early life. What is known, is that he was an initiate of Baba Sawan Singh and that he had been appointed head of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) movement a few days before the death of Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh in 1951. For over thirty-nine years he expanded the activities of the movement. He died on June 1st,1990, of a heart attack. Two days before his death, he named his nephew, Gurinder Singh Dhillon, as his successor. Today, Satguru Baba Gurinder Singh Ji is still the spiritual head of the RSSB.
Ministry: 1951 to 1990 [Started initiating in 1953]
Guru: Sawan Singh Ji
Successors: Gurinder Singh Ji
Center: Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, Beas
Distinctions: Initiated the largest number of seekers in the history of Radhasoami; one of the most popular gurus in Indian history.
Sources: Treasure Beyond Measure; The Living Master; and Light on Sant Mat.
ul; Heaven On Earth; Treasure Beyond Measure.