Sant Kirpal Singh’s life of selfless service was a shining inspiration for others to follow.
In keeping with His motto "Be good – do good – be one", he exemplified that being human means not only living for yourself, but serving others. His life not only inspired His disciples, it is also an example for future generations.
In this section you will find a selection of pictures demonstrating the life and work of Sant Kirpal Singh – His early years, the time of discipleship at the feet of His Master Baba Sawan Singh and the main activities during His tenure from 1948 till 1974 including His three world tours.
My first Western tour was for four or five months only, and in this short time there was a grand awakening all over the Western hemisphere. There was a genuine surge of seeking for Truth, and when they got it, there was more respect for what they had been given.
Sant Kirpal Singh
Sant Kirpal Singh's first world tour began on 31 May, 1955. He made a short stop-overs in Bombay, Cairo, Geneva, and then spent twenty-four hours in London. He reached New York on June 2, 1955 and was then taken by train to Washington, D.C. where He gave a number of talks before proceeding to other stops: Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; Beaumont, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco in California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lawnside, New Jersey; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to Washington, D.C. once again before leaving for England where He stayed in Sussex and London. He stopped in Berlin and Bonn in Germany on His way back to India.
On His first world tour Sant Kirpal Singh gave daily meditation sittings, heart-to-heart talks, public discourses and private interviews to visitors. He spoke at churches, temples and lecture halls, and also appeared on television.
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First world tour 1955
This present tour has been taken as the extension of what my Master wanted of me. He impressed on me to have a common ground for all men, irrespective of whether they belonged to one religion or the other. They are all the same as man, and further, they are embodied souls. He wanted me to have a common ground for all, where men belonging to all religions, of the East or West, could sit together on the same earth and under the same canopy of heaven. So it is with His Grace that this present renovation, you might say, or revival of the old, old truths taught by all past Rishis and Masters is being given out.
Sant Kirpal Singh
Sant Kirpal Singh left India for His second world tour on 8 June, 1963 and arrived at Frankfurt, Germany, where His European tour started. He visited Austria from 14 - 22 July and stayed in Greece from 22 July - 1 August. From 1 - 6 August, Sant Kirpal Singh stayed in Italy, 6 - 13 August, in France and from 13 - 25 July, in Great Britain. After His stay in Ireland from 25 - 31 August, Sant Kirpal Singh visited the United States from 1 September, 1963 - 29 January 1964. On 29 January, 1964, Sant Kirpal Singh left New York. After a short stop in Germany He departed for India on 30 January, 1964.
Second world tour 1963-64