RAMCHANDRA JI (LALAJI)
Mahatma Ramchandra Ji (Lala Ji) was
born in the year 1873 in Farrukhabad City, UP, India.
His mother was deeply religious and she left an indelible
mark on young Ramchandra before she left for heavenly
abode when Ramchandra was merely seven. A muslim matron
raised him afterwards. His early education was at home
by a maulvi and later he took his education at Mission
His father also expired soon after
his marriage and he had to take over burden of the family
in very difficult circumstances. Due to losing an old
litigation, he had to sell all his belongings including
house and property. He dropped his studies and settled
for a secondary job in Collectorate. However with hard
work and honesty, he retired at a considerably higher
When Mahatma Ji was eighteen, he came
in contact with a great Sufi Master, Maulana Fazal Ahmed
Khan Saheb. Khan Saheb was totally above the preposterous
idea of man-man divide in the name of religion. "Khuda
mazhab mein nahin, muhabbat mein hai" (God is not
in religions, He is in love) was his fundamental belief.
He was a siddha, an enlightened master. His followers
included people from all faiths. He found in Mahatma
Ji an able soul who could further his mission to awake
general masses to devote themselves to the path of God.
Like his master, Mahatma Ji was a great
humanitarian. He lived a simple life. Many of his disciples
carried his mission of spreading the light of truth.
A number of such organisations are today working pronouncing
that the wisdom of sages are meant for the common people
and boundaries dividing the mankind are only man made.
SAHIB SHRI RAM SINGH JI
Thakur Saheb Shri Ram Singh Ji was
a Sant in the lineage of Sufism and Santmat in India.
A great generous and reformist Sufi mystic, Maulana
Fazal Ahemad Khan Saheb chose to bestow his grace on
his able desciple belonging to Hindu faith, Mahatma
Shri Ram Chandra Ji Maharaj (Lala Ji). Thakur Saheb
was one of the great disciples of Mahatma Shri Ram Chandra
Thakur Saheb's life
story is beyond belief in contemporary life. His
disciples regard him Guru at the pedestal of God Himself,
who preached them that the path to Superconsciousness
lied in Simplicity. His preaching was not sermons directed
at his followers but his life itself. He demonstrated
how a person could live without being deterred by temptations
of life while continuously pursuing elevation of one's
consciousness. His aura attracted thousands to his personality
as he led virtues of Sufism into Santmat Bhaktidhara
of Hinduism. Samarpan (let-go) and Yaad (remembrance)
are the essence of his teachings.
Thakur Saheb 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
super state of samarpan towards his own Guru who he
lovingly called - Guru Bhagwan.
His teachings gathered from his lovers
can be summarised as follows:
in this world, play with all the available endowments
but remain unattached. Do all the necessary works in
your life but being duty-bound, not 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 tranquility. Keep vigil on lust, anger,
greed and cupidity. Fulfil duties sans desires and attain
self realisation with a pure mind and understanding."