History of Sahaj Marg

Great men are not accidentally born. They are born when World waits for them in eager expectation. Such is the phenomenon of Nature. India , the home of spirituality, was groping in darkness and had totally forgotten the age-old System of Yoga. Solid materialism had taken the place of fine spiritualism. Dark clouds of ignorance were hovering all over. Yogic transmission had become quite foreign to the Hindus. At this stage , when spirituality was tottering helplessly, some great personality was uregently needed to set things right, for the upliftment of mankind.

It was the auspicious day of Basant Panchami,February 2, 1873, on which the Power of Nature descended on to Earth in the human form of Samarth Guru Mahatma Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj at Fatehgarh in district Farrukhabad (U.P.). The happy day so beautifully co-ordinated with the most pleasent season of the year, breathed into every heart the blooming freshness of the Spring. The blissful time ushered in by his advent introduced a new era of spiritual awakening which promises a practical solution of the human problem of existence. We are struck with a reverent joyful awe when we recall to our mind the grand renaissance brought about by him in the spiritual field. He offers an easy solution of the problem of existence which has ever been confounding even the greatest of sages.

The Divine personality was born in a respectable Kayastha family. His childhood was influenced by his mother, a noble minded simple lady, who spent most of her time in devotion and worship. It was due her influence, that he received inspiration at a very early age. The incident goes, that one day he was playing with his mates, some divine force aroused in him the feeling that he had not come for the purpose he was engaged in. He had to realise himself and to equip himself for the greater task ahead. The soul was awakened and he set to it in right earnest. He attained perfection only in seven months-really an unparalleled example. Since then he devoted the whole of his life for the cause of spirituality. He is the Adi Guru of our Mission.

He was an embodiment of moderation , toleration and devotion. With him dawned the new era of Yogic Training though transmission, of which he was the master. He showed a way to bring a man to perfection in one life only, and even leading a family life in the Grihastha Ashram. He used to say that troubles and miseries of Grahastha life are penances and sacrifices for spiritual attainment. He had simplified the method of spiritual training to a great extent and adjusted it to suit the requirements of our time. With a high calibre and spiritual dignity, our great Master , the Divine Light, devoted every moment of his life to the upliftment of humanity. He was infact the Nature's prodigy and his work in the spiritual field is beyond common conception. His wonderful resaerches in this science have made human approach up to the highest limit, in the least possible time, quite possible and practicable. He introduced an improved system of Raja Yoga which later came to be known as 'SAHAJ MARG'. After serving the masses for about 36 years this spiritual genius left his material form at the age of 58 on the 14th August, 1931. The work he did during his life time , is beyond conception. Posterity will know his merits in due course of time.

Shri Ram Chandra Mission was established at Shahjahanpur(U.P.) on 31st March, 1945 after the name of the great personality, by me as his successor, through his grace, and slowly it is attaracting the seekers of the Real from every where. I am happy that Master's grace is working in this respect and people are attaracted to benefit from his grace.

The system of 'Sahaj Marg Sadhana' now followed in the Mission presents an easy and natural path for the attainment of the Ultimate. Sahaj Marg does not advise those cruder methods which are hardly practicable in the routine life of man. Under the Sahaj Marg System of spiritual training the action of senses is regulated in a natural way so as to bring them to their original state, i.e., just as it was when it asssumed the human form for the first time. Not only this, but the lower Vrittis (modifications) which are working independently are subjected to the control of super- consciousness. Hence their perverse action is stopped. The higher centres come under the charge of Divine centres, and in this way the whole system begins to get divinised.

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