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|Shah Satnam Ji Maharaj|
His Holiness Shah Satnam Singh Ji Maharaj incarnated on Jan. 25, 1919 in the holy village-Sri Jalalana Sahib in district Sirsa in Haryana(India). The most respected father Shri Wareyam Singh Ji and most revered mother Aas Kaur Ji were learned and pious souls. His Holiness was an eminent landlord of the village and belonged to a Sidhu family. His Holiness was the only child of his parents. From the very childhood, Param Pita Shah Satnam Singh Ji had true love for God and wanted to achieve Him. So His Holiness started his search for a perfect spiritual saint who could fulfill his desire of realizing God. During this search, His Holiness met many persons who were known as great devotees of God. His Holiness listened to their preachings, practised them after studying them deeply but none could satisfy him and make him achieve his aim.
Once, His Holiness got a chance to attend a spiritual discourse of Mastana Ji Maharaj and to have his pious darshan. His Holiness was very much impressed by Shah Mastana Ji and felt that Shah Mastana Ji was the perfect master, He had been searching for. His Holiness developed utmost faith in Shah Mastana Ji. After that, His Holiness attended Satsangs (spiritual congregations) of Shah Mastana Ji for three consecutive years and also served his fellow deciples selflessly. Whenever His Holiness expressed his desire to learn Meditation (Naam-- the holy Words) from Shah Mastana Ji, Mastana Ji Maharaj refused him saying, “When the time will come, we will call you of our own and will bless you with the Naam. Kaal (the negative Power) will not harm you in any manner till that time and you keep on attending the Satsangs".
On March 14, 1954 Shah Mastana Ji conducted a Satsang (spiritual discourse) in village Ghukeyanwali near Sirsa. After the completion of Satsang, Mastana Ji Maharaj called Shah Satnam Singh Ji and said, "Come inside and sit near the chair. Tonight the order from Almighty has come to teach you Meditation (Naam). Making Shah Satnam Ji sit by his side, Shah Mastana Ji said," We have called you for Meditation (Naam) and have made you sit by our side as we have to entrust you with some very important responsibility. We will make you that leader of "Zindaram" (Spirituality) who will shower the blessings of Naam (Meditation) on the world". "Sant bachan palte nahin, palat jaye brahamand" — meaning — the statement of a Perfect Saint always proves to be true. The law of universe may change, but the statement of a Spiritual Adept never changes and certainly produces the said effect).
The secret was disclosed by Mastana Ji Maharaj on 28th February, 1960. The respected parents of Shah Satnam Singh Ji had named him Shri Harbans Singh. But, Shah Mastana Ji Maharaj, who made him his successor, blessed him with the Spiritual Wealth and honourably named him ‘Shah Satnam Singh Ji’. Shah Mastana Ji said, "We tested Satnam Singh Ji in every manner but never let him have any idea about it. Shah Satnam Singh Ji in order to Learn Meditation (the holy Naam) had to demolish his house and had to bear humiliation." Shah Mastana Ji further said, "Today we have transformed Sardar Satnam Singh Ji from an ordinary person to the Supreme Being". Explaining reason why His Holiness chose the name ‘Satnam’ for his successor, Shah Mastana Ji said, "Satnam is the name of the power which controls the universe. It is the supporting power due to which the world exists".