Experiencing God Directly
Shri Hans Raj Maharajji is characterized especially by true simplicity and very pure, unconditional, limitless love for all beings whatever their origin, religion, race or social class may be. He makes no difference between rich and poor, wise and ignorant. He loves each one as he is for, as he says, “I only see souls in front of me, in other words children of God, all equal. The outer differences are of no importance.” In his presence, the visitor feels purer, closer to his soul, and provided that he is a little sensitive psychically, he will feel a very strong, harmonious vibration which will bring inner peace and calm his spirit. This visitor can also feel that true power, God’s power expresses itself through this being. One then understands why great instructors have always recommended being in the company of saints if one want to progress spiritually, for not only does one benefit from their teachings, but one is also purified and raised spiritually by their presence.
Work in the Universal Soul
The aim of this lineage is two-fold : on the one hand to help the entire humanity to turn to spirituality, for humanity is now entering a delicate era which holds the most exalting promises in store, but also terrible perils if humanity continues to walk blindly forward without giving due importance to spiritual values; on the other hand to lead all sincere, worthy disciples to the state where they will become workers for what is usually called the Common Good, the Universal Good or the General Good, in short, people who will work for the benefit of the entire human race. For this Maharajji, since he has taken up the torch, only goes out very rarely for short visits. He works especially in what is called the Universal Soul, a high spiritual plane from which one can reach the entire humanity. His work is therefore not at all aimed at trying to get disciples to come to him, but rather that each person, wherever he is on the planet, will adopt a religion or a personal path which he will follow sincerely by putting God in the centre of his life, so that God’s Purpose for humanity can be achieved in the best conditions.
Two Simple but Powerful Techniques
The sincere and regular practice of these two powerful techniques – meditation and Gurumantra will not only bring about the spiritual growth of the disciple, but will also allow him to be in contact inwardly with Maharajji in order to receive spiritual direction, specific teachings or even help if necessary, for a personal problem which is not connected to spirituality. Moreover, from time to time he gives personalized advice when it is needed.
One must not be taken in by the apparent simplicity of the technique which Maharajji uses to guide his disciples. Indeed, certain people like complicated spiritual practices so as to convince themselves that they are using an efficient method, thinking that complexity is a sign of excellence. In fact, the more one develops spiritually, the more things become simple. For example, for meditation an ordinary disciple needs to sit alone in a specific posture so as to establish contact with his inner Self, whereas a more advanced disciple only needs to think of this connection for it to be done instantaneously, wherever he may be; he may be sitting down, walking, having his meals or speaking to someone, this is not important.
Do Everything With Your Heart
This is how things go because when a being has attained enlightenment (you may use the name you wish), he has become one with what Indians call the “Atma” and Christians call the “Spirit”, the pure Ray of God in him, and this Atma is one with the Divinity and with all that exists. From then on, he is in harmony with all the paths leading to realization and is one not only with each individual, but also with the profound teachings of each religion and each mystical path. That is why he is beyond religions for he is one with the source of all religions. Maharajji has said, “My work has nothing to do with the promotion of a particular religion.
They Have Come from Everywhere
It is necessary for a disciple to be responsible and autonomous, for Maharajji will never ask him if he puts into practice the teachings received. Once he has let his disciple know what he has to do, he leaves him completely free to do so or not; the disciple is the one to decide if he wants to progress or not. He respects each one’s absolute liberty and never interferes with his free will, although he knows what each disciple is doing. That is why he sometimes encourages certain disciples, which is an indirect way of congratulating them and letting them know that he knows quite well what effort and progress they are making.
It must also be mentioned that during the 1990s, Maharajji no longer wanted to accept disciples in order to devote himself to his work in the world, but he could not refuse those who continued to come and knock at his door in search of inner light and peace. Consequently, up until today, men and women continue to seek his guidance. Let us also add that those who, for one reason or another, cannot go to India, can be guided by Maharajji if they pray sincerely and so connect with him through inner aspiration. There are examples of this all over the world. Maharajji is not limited by space or time. He manifests himself wherever his disciples and sincere hearts are in search of divine light.
Centres of Light
In addition to Sacha Dham ashram, Maharajji has founded other ashrams in India, which constitute centres from which divine light shines, allowing each seeker to go and quench his thirst. In addition, two of his most advanced disciples, ShantiMayi and Prem Baba, have each founded an ashram, respectively “Terre de Sacha” in the Pyrenees in France (not far from Spain) and Sacha Mission near Sao Paulo in Brazil. It must also be mentioned that ShantiMayi’s disciples, scattered everywhere on the five continents, and Maharajji’s have also opened secondary centres which carry on the ideals and teachings of Maharajji and the Sacha lineage here and there on the planet. ShantiMayi herself travels a lot around the world to personally transmit these teachings.