EVERY sanstha (organisation) of the world has a peculiar tinge, which is the focus of all its thoughts. A great man has ever been the founder of every such sanstha. He comes down for the Divine works, and acts in accordance with the Will of God. Great sages are born to work for the remodelling of the world in all necessary ways. When the darkness of ignorance is in ascendency in the world, some such personality does descend to earth to dispel the darkness.

    The Hindus, having lost their sense of duty in respect of Spirituality, got quite away from it, and it passed on into other hands. The result was that their cognizance of Reality got almost extinct. For this reason, Nature felt a dire necessity of bringing down to the Earth a Personality like that of Samarth Guru Mahatma Shri Ram Chandraji of Fatehgarh, U.P., for the regeneration of the world. He was born on 2 February 1873, the Basant Panchami Day. Having played His part fully-well in the spiritual field, He departed from this material world, leaving the responsibility of the work upon His worthiest Disciple, Mahatma Shri Ram Chandraji of Shahjahanpur (U.P.), who had been gifted during the Master's life-time with higher attainments necessary for the final approach. It was, however, after 12 years of the Master's merging into Divinity that His Will at last began to get materialised.

    Such has often been the case with some of the great personalities of yore, of which there are numerous instances. It depends entirely upon the discretion of such great personalities to effect any change, or alteration in accordance with Nature's Command for carrying out His plan of work. A Samarth Guru can transform Himself into the being of any of His disciples who might have the capacity to work as His Representative. Consequently, the Great Master had, once in 1928, expressed His view in this connection before one of His worthy disciples, who was then in-charge of Satsangh at Shahjahanpur: "Ram Chandra shall be the Light of the house." This fact was related to other associates of the time, too.

    It is no strange thing fora great personality like that of the Master to make another person similar to Himself. Every one of His followers was fully aware of the fact that He did posses that wonderful capacity of transforming at a mere glance, a man needed by the time. His extensive power and capacity cannot be truly estimated except by Providence Himself. These Commandments and the philosophical comments thereon display His unlimited capabilities. This spiritual philosophy will strike with wonder all those who make a deep study of it and have the capacity of understanding.

    People can judge the Merits of Shri Ram Chandraji of Shahjahanpur by the waves of thoughts flowing out from His mind. For the solution of the problem of life, He has propagated a new System known as Sahaj Marg — the name having come down to Him direct from above. People may believe it or not, but the course of Nature is definitely directed that way. There may be controversies over that point, as has often been the case with most of the greatest personalities of the past, who were condemned and reviled by the people of the time. Lord Krishna Himself is an example of it. The main cause of it is that people generally draw their own conclusions without judging the true merits of such a Personality by practical experience and observation.

    The liberality of disposition inherited from Nature turns His attention towards things conducive to the general welfare of humanity. For the work, He gets sufficient power from Nature, which withholds nothing from Him. He utilises all the means suited to the spiritual regeneration of mankind in accordance with the Divine Will. He is at liberty to act for the transformation of the world in a way He deems proper, regardless of the intermediary incidents. The course of Nature helps Him in His work which is meant exclusively for human welfare in general. This is the irrevocable law of Nature. The directions come from the Base, and He is free to work in His own way on the instructions revealed to Him. Thus, the Expounder of Sahaj Marg too, being free in this respect, is on with His work for the spiritual betterment of mankind. The same old system has been revived in a new form under Divine Directions. Rules have been formulated, and the basic philosophy, grossly neglected so far, has been brought into the light of day, which goes to prove the wonderful capabilities of the Expounder. The dynamic relations between man and God have been discussed which
may induce philosophers to ponder seriously. It can serve a double purpose. One can assume the true form of his being by adopting them in his daily life, while those who like to have a philosophical knowledge of the science may have the joy of mental recreation. But its practical aspect alone can build the future of a man, and this is
possible only if the seeker secures the association of the spiritual innovator. A deep study of the book will put readers to wonder.

    I shall induce every reader of the book to try for the direct perception of things with his inner eye. Then and then alone can the Reality be revealed to him. The secrets of Nature are confined within the heart of a yogi, the study of which can enable one to secure approach to this spiritual science. This is possible only when he takes up the practical lines adhering closely to the directions of the yogi. Usually, people misunderstand it as a most intricate problem, but this is only a veil that intervenes. An easy thing can easily be achieved by easy means. Every sentence of the book is pregnant with meaning; read and enjoy; do and feel.

Karuna Shankar


District Pilibhit (U.P.).

(from prerevised edition : Commentary on Ten Commandments of Sahaj Marg)