Floodgates of His Grace and Mercy
A selection from Heaven on Earth
The anniversary of Sardar Bahadur Maharaj Ji’s death was celebrated at a bhandara on Sunday, 25 October 1953, with an unusually large number of people in attendance. After Maharaj Ji’s forceful, one-and-a-half hour discourse, Babu Gulab Singh, a highly venerated satsangi of Baba Ji Maharaj, rose and asked permission to speak. He said: “Several times I have begged Maharaj Ji to start giving initiation to the many souls thirsting for Nam. The entire sangat is eagerly awaiting that great day. The last time I was in Delhi, some devoted satsangis and seekers pressed me to appeal to you to begin initiations. Once again, Maharaj Ji, on behalf of the sangat and seekers, I humbly and respectfully implore you to open your treasure house and begin to bless seekers with initiation.”
Babu Gulab Singh’s words touched all of us deeply, especially the seekers, who were overjoyed to hear their feelings expressed so clearly. In the silence that followed, the atmosphere was heavy with anticipation. Finally, Maharaj Ji took the microphone and said:
As Babu Ji has said, he and other satsangis have been urging me to start giving Nam. Hazur Sardar Bahadur Ji also left instructions to that effect. I am a slave of the Master and his sangat.
Then, his voice choked with emotion, Maharaj Ji paused for a few moments. With tears in his eyes he tried again to speak, but overpowered by his feelings, he got up and left.
The next day, 26 October 1953, Hazur Maharaj Charan Singh Ji opened the floodgates of his grace and mercy and began to give initiation. At 9:00 a.m. he left his house, wearing the shawl that Sardar Bahadur Maharaj Ji had given him, and went into Baba Ji’s room in the Great Master’s house before proceeding to the satsang hall to initiate the seekers. The sangat stood on each side of the road waiting to have his darshan. When Maharaj Ji emerged from the Great Master’s house, his face literally seemed to shine with radiance. He proceeded to the satsang hall and gave initiation to the seekers there. Initiations abroad, which had been suspended after Sardar Bahadur Ji’s departure, were also resumed.