Baba Jaimal Singh JI

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Baba Jaimal Singh (1839–1903), popularly called "Baba Ji Maharaj", was a Punjabi who became a disciple of Soami Shiv Dayal (the Sant Mat saint of Agra and founder of the Radha Soami spiritual movement). He served as a soldier (sepoy) in the British Indian Army attaining the rank of Havildar. After retirement he settled in a desolate and isolated spot outside the town of Beas (in undivided Punjab, now east Punjab) and became a spiritual teacher. The place came to be called Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, and is now the world centre of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas organization.
Baba Jaimal Singh was the first chief of Radha Soami Satsang Beas until his death in 1903. Baba Jaimal Singh granted his Will to Baba Sawan Singh and ordered him to succeed as the second RSSB Chief.

Jaimal Singh was born July 1839 in the village of Lath Ghuman (Ghoman), near Batala, District Gurdaspur, undivided Puñjab, undivided India. His parents were Jodh Singh, a farmer, and Daya Kaur. His mother Daya Kaur was a devotee of Bhagat Namdev, and from the age of four Jaimal started visiting the local shrine dedicated to the memory of Namdev.
At the age of five Jaimal started his education with Baba Khem Singh, a Vedanti sage. Within two years Jaimal had become a good reader of the Guru Granth Sahib and also read the Dasam Granth.
At the ages of 12–13, he understood that the Guru Granth Sahib rejected PranayamaHatha yogaJapa, places of pilgrimage, fasting and rituals as means to finding The One God described by Guru Nanak. Jaimal came to the conclusion that he had to find a master who practiced the meditation on the Anhad Shabad, the Inner Sound.
He especially wanted a master who could explain the Guru Granth Sahib's reference to the Panch Shabd, the Five Sounds. One such phrase is one from Guru Nanak:
Ghar meh ghar daykhaa-ay day-ay so satgur purakh sujaan. Panch sabad Dhunikaar Dhun tah baajai sabad neesaan.
The True Guru, the All-knowing, Primal Being shows us our true home within the home of the self. The Five Primal Sounds resonate and resound within; the insignia of the Primal Sound is revealed there, vibrating gloriously.

Source - Wikipedia

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