The 66th birth anniversary of Indian spiritual guru Baba Hardev Singh was commemorated on 23 February 2020 at the Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan.
Baba Hardev Singh Biography
Baba Hardev was born on 23 February 1954 in Delhi to Gurbachan Singh and Kulwant Kaur. He attended the Yadvindra Public School in Patiala, Punjab and Rosary Public School in Sant Nirankari Colony, Delhi and graduated from Delhi University.
Baba Hardev Singh is respected by people across the world as spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission and for propagating the message of human unity, equality and fraternity through the realization of God. He guides his followers to be convinced by the oneness of the Supreme God despite numerous names assigned to him. He upholds the ideology that the oneness of the creation is realised by the oneness of mankind. According to Baba Hardev, the realization of God is the only way towards self-realization and it can be better accomplished with the grace of an ideal spiritual master rather than scriptures or rituals.
Baba Hardev Singh as Spiritual Guru
Baba Hardev became a member of the Nirankari Seva Dal in 1971. In 1980, he succeeded as the Chief Leader – Satguru of the Nirankari Mission following the passing away of his father Gurbachan Singh.
The Sant Nirankari Mission was established in West Punjab by Baba Buta Singh in 1929. Following the partition of India in 1947, the Mission was shifted from West Punjab to Delhi. In 2015, Baba Hardev established the Nirankari Museum in Sant Nirankari Sarovar Complex. The organisation expanded with 2000 centres and millions of followers across the world.
Baba Hardev Singh Personal Life
He reminded his followers that the plans we make can anytime be put to an end forever so that we have to deal with the ‘present’ with great care. The path to success in life is for the ones who practise the scriptures in life and not for the ones who merely read or listen to the scriptures. He enlightens the youth to be aware of the mind or what is going to become of the soul hereafter rather than to let the worldly vices and illusions lure you.
Baba Hardev’s spiritual vision was to awaken society from misleading notions and aspirations and to lead a focused life. He advised his followers to prove his true wisdom by practising the knowledge of truth from the God-realised saints. We should constantly seek clarity and strength from the saints to act according to this knowledge in our everyday life. He served as the torchbearer to inspire others in the way others inspired him.
Baba Hardev married Sawinder Kaur in 1975, during an annual Nirankari Sant Samagam in Delhi. He becomes the spiritual leader at the time of adverse situations after its spiritual master Baba Gurbachan Singh was assassinated by some conservative elements on April 24, 1980. He commanded over the least thought of vengeance through the belief that it would go contrary to the sacrificial life of his spiritual master Baba Gurbachan Singh. Young Hardev had lost not only the Satguru but his beloved father also. Baba Gurbachan’s demise brought a grave test on the forbearance, patience and tolerance of every follower of the Mission and the very future of the Mission stood challenged.
He advised devotees to expect the welfare of one and all in the world by containing his message of compassion, goodwill, love and truth. His preaching instantly reflected among his followers and they practised non-violence even in the middle of provocations from fanatics and extremists. In 1981, he ordained it the death anniversary of Baba Gurbachan to be observed as Manav Ekta Divas (Human Unity Day). He believed that the more humble, forgiving and kind-hearted we become, more will be the greatness we achieve in life. He calls everyone to attain humanity and spirituality in the true sense and be a source for peace and happiness for self and others.
Baba Hardev’s demise was on May 13, 2016, at his age of 62 in a car accident in Quebec, Canada. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and many other prominent personalities from various walk of life expressed their grief over the sudden demise of Baba Hardev Singh. He was cremated on 18 May 2016 at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium. On 17 May 2016, his wife Sawinder Kaur became the fifth chief leader of the Sant Nirankari Mission.
Popular biographies on Baba Hardev include Gurudev Hardev (Biography) written by J. R. D. Satyarthi and published by Sant Nirankari Mandal in 1988 and Saints of India: Sant Nirankari Baba written by Shiri Ram Bakshi and Sangh Mittra and published by Criterion in 2002 and Stream of Thoughts written by Hardev Singh and Jaganath Sharma and published by Sant Nirankari Mandal in 2011.
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