H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s life and work can be summed up as a continuous journey of love and selfless service. He has helped people from all walks of life, from every corner of the earth, to connect to their true selves by learning the art of meditation on the inner light and sound of God.

Born in India on Sept. 20, 1946, and educated as a scientist in the U.S., Singh Ji has a keen understanding of both mysticism and science. His training in both of these disciplines has helped him express the age-old mystical teachings in clear, logical language. He says, “Science and spirituality make a great partnership. If those engaged in science spend time in the silence of their selves, inspiration will come and lead them to the answers they seek. If those interested in spirituality apply the scientific law of testing a hypothesis in the laboratories of their own bodies, they will find results.”

Singh Ji’s talks have been broadcast internationally on radio and TV, and his publications include books in many languages and hundreds of articles on spiritual topics. His latest English books with corresponding Spanish and Hindi translations include:  Spiritual Pearls for Enlightened Living, Silken Thread of the Divine, Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation, and Empowering Your Soul Through Meditation.

Singh Ji’s consistent message—to establish human unity at the level of the soul thereby transcending racial, cultural, national, religious, and economic differences—has led him to participate in conferences throughout the world. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, he led an audience of thousands in meditation at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He received a peace award from the Interfaith Center of New York and the Temple of Understanding. He has spoken at a ceremony honoring UN Secretary Kofi Annan and was a featured spiritual leader at the 2000 Millennium Peace Summit of religious and spiritual leaders held at the United Nations.

In his interview with The New York Times, he said that world peace could be a reality when each person finds peace within through meditation. To further this end, Singh Ji convenes two annual conferences in Delhi—the Global Conference on Mysticism in September 2010 and the International Conference on Human Integration in February 2011. During these events, tens of thousands of people come from all over India and many parts of the world to participate. Leaders from different faith traditions meet together on a common platform and share their ideas.

Since his mission began in 1989 at the direction of Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj (1921-1989), Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj has devoted his life to helping others realize the power of their souls and to relieving human suffering. His message is a practical prescription for global peace.

This article has been reprinted from H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj’s book, Spiritual Pearls for Enlightened Living.

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