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Satsang FAQ



Q. When was Ramashram Satsang founded and who established it?
Q. Who currently heads Ramashram Satsang?
Q. Is there any literature where one can read about Ramashram Satsang?
Q. What are the specialties of this Sadhana?
Q. What are the basic beliefs of this Sadhana?
Q. What is the history of Ramashram Satsang?



Q. When was Ramashram Satsang founded and who established it?

Paramsant Dr. Chaturbhuj Sahay Ji (Sri Guru Maharaj) established Ramashram Satsang in 1930 in Etah, a town in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. His Guru, Paramsant Sri Ramchandra Ji Maharaj (Lala Ji Maharaj), while giving him aagya, told him, “The part of the work that I could not finish must be done by you now. You should provide this spiritual Sadhana, a shape that is based on ancient scriptures and is acceptable by all human kind, and is adaptable by people of any religion, community, or race.”

Sri Guru Maharaj propagated such a method. He named the Satsang, “Ramashram Satsang,” after his Guru’s name, when he relocated to Mathura in 1951. As per his Guru’s aagya, he developed a Sadhana, which eliminated orthodox stereotypes. Eventually, a Sadhana evolved which is a great gift to today’s busy individual. Practicing this Sadhana every morning and evening for only 15-20 minutes can provide results that may take many more years by other methods.

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Q. Who currently heads Ramashram Satsang?

Guru Maharaj left for his heavenly abode on 24th September 1957.

Succeeding Guru Maharaj, Jiya Maan, Pandit Mihilal Ji, and Dr. Brijendra Kumar Ji conducted the Satsang’s activities. Pandit Mihilal Ji had the most important and extensive contributions in the propagation and proliferation of the Satsang. The current form of Ramashram Satsang in India is mainly due to his ardent work. When his health deteriorated, Bade Bhaiya (Dr. Brijendra Kumar Ji) devoted himself to the further proliferation for the duration of his life. Shortly after Guru Maharaj’s centenary, Pandit Mihilal Ji left for his heavenly abode on 13th December 1983, followed by Jiya Maan on 28th January 1985. Shortly after, Param Pujya Bade Bhaiya left us on 14th February 1987.

While Pandit Mihilal Ji and Dr. Brijendra Kumar Ji were still present, Guru Maharaj’s youngest son, Dr. Narendra Kumar Ji, had started to contribute to Satsang activities. After retirement from the University, he devoted his life to the Satsang, selflessly serving Guru Maharaj’s mission. He left for his heavenly abode on 29th March 2002.

Currently, Guru Maharaj’s sonParampujya Hemendra Kumar Jiheads the Ramashram Satsang Mathura family, serving the mission and continuing the great heritage into this new century.

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Q. Is there any literature where one can read about Ramashram Satsang?

Soon after the establishment of the Satsang, the need for a monthly journal and literature was felt. Hence, the publication of Hindi monthly journal "Sadhan" began in August of 1933. In addition, Sri Guru Maharaj started to work on Satsang literature. At the core of Guru Maharaj’s message is theTen Basic Principles of Sadhana. His numerous books, including a seven-volume book on his own spiritual experiences, have helped spiritual aspirants for decades.

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Q. What are the specialties of this Sadhana?

  1. Unique Unification of Karma, Upasana and Gyan – The core of our Sadhana is dhyan, which essentially is Upasana’s ‘Drashta Yoga’ or ‘Samya Yoga’. In this pursuit, the sadhak envisions that the Guru or ‘Eshta’ is sitting in front of him, immersed in light, and the rays of light from the Guru’s heart are entering his own heart area. The sadhak can also do dhyan of the light itself. As all religions in the world believe, ‘God is light’. Hence, this Sadhana suits both Sakar (with form) and Nirakar (form-free) sadhaks equally well.
  2. No Guru-Disciple Relationship – The second specialty is the absence of the traditional Guru-Disciple relationship. A fatherly, brotherly, or friendly relationship with the Guru is encouraged because the Guru-Disciple relationship has certain disadvantages. This relationship expects maintaining certain behaviors, causing distance; these issues fade away when the relationship is modeled on family ties.
  3. Ramashram Satsang Family – The third specialty is that the head of the Satsang feels affection for everyone to such an extent that everyone becomes his and he becomes everyone’s. This love causes all Sadhaks to adore each other, as it is in a family.
  4. Stress-Free Living – The most important specialty of this Sadhana is that by living as per the directives of Guru Maharaj, we can learn to live stress-free in this demanding world. If we can reshape our lifestyles and mold our thought processes according to Guru Maharaj, then spiritual success can be achieved effortlessly.

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Q. What are the basic beliefs of this Sadhana?

There are ten defined principles as prescribed by Guru Maharaj:

  1. God is the supreme power with no name or form, and one can choose a name of one’s liking.
  2. To seek Him, one need not renounce the world nor married life, live a secluded life noor become a wanderer. Those living at home and leading a “normal” life can reach God.
  3. In order to attain self-realization, one must be assisted by another who has already “seen” God.
  4. Inner happiness must be brought to one’s life, for it is a divine virtue.
  5. Gyan brings peace. It cannot be found by external means. It is within; so introspective Sadhana must be done.
  6. One should spend most of his time attending to worldly obligations. However, for the small amount of time one is dedicating to Sadhana, full concentration should be given and all worldly concerns should be forgotten.
  7. Two activities are important for the Sadhak–earning an honest living and keeping busy with work.
  8. Knowledge is infinite. If one feels as if his Guru cannot take him to his goal, then another Guru should be sought. However, after finding an Atma-Gyani Guru, one should remain with him and should not switch to another Guru.
  9. Do all worldly work with a spirit of service, not to rule or own.
  10. Live in the world as a guest. Believe that someone else owns everything in this world. Leave “me and mine” and learn “you and yours.”

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Q. What is the history of Ramashram Satsang?

Guru Maharaj, Dr. Chaturbhuj Sahay Ji established Ramashram Satsang in 1930 in Ethah, a town in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh. His Guru, Paramsant Sri Ramchandra Ji Maharaj (Lala Ji Maharaj), while giving him aagya (required permission), told him, “The part of the work that I could not finish must be done by you now. You should provide this spiritual Sadhana/Satsang, a shape that is based on ancient scriptures and is acceptable by all humankind, adaptable by people of any religion, community, or race.”

Guru Maharaj propagated such a method. He named the Satsang, “Ramashram Satsang, Mathura” when he relocated to Mathura in 1951. And, as per his Guru’s aagya, he gave the world this Sadhana (system of meditation), which goes beyond the traditional systems for self-realization.

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