Spiritual Masters have although tried much to convey their conviction or share their experiences through words but they have often not been able in transmitting their actual feelings through words; as such we ourselves have to gain these emotions. We are extremely grateful to the Almighty for giving us this opportunity to write a few words about a great saint-a house-holder family man Ramchandra, affectionately known as Laalaaji Saahib (1873-1931) who has been proved to be a ‘paaras’, the touchstone, in the esoteric world. The touchstone converts iron into gold but he turned others in to ‘paaras’ itself, instead of gold. One candle lighted the other turning it into the divine light and thus a blessing for the entire humanity.
There has been a constant endeavor by the educated people of the society to spread this knowledge even in short form, so that this divine knowledge does not get lost in darkness and it can guide all coming generations. We are so grateful to God Almighty that he has listened to our prayers and the material provided by our Dinaysh Kumar Ji that this work is now available in the hands of curious readers.
Luckily, the writer of this explicit piece, S. Dinaysh Kumar, the only grandson and de jure heir of H. H. Laalaaji Maharaaj, is a householder saint of the hierarchy who has attained the status of a Spiritual Master. He has helped a lot, in improving the value of this work through his exquisite knowledge of esoteric virtues.
Location of Laalaaji Nilayam
Most reverend Laalaaji Saahib, a householder saint and a symbol of “universalism” was the disciple of Hazrat Maulana Fazl Ahemad Khan Saahib, a Naqushbandia Sufi. He devoted his entire life in propagating the Sufi-way, which he acquired from his Master. However, after his departure beyond the veil, this great group prepared by Laalaaji, schism occurred and split into smaller ones, in the absence of written directives. In this denomination, there is no sort of any specific emphasis upon rituals and, therefore, no schism occurred on that basis. Some over ambitious and self-made spiritual teachers established institutions in their own style. Moreover, in order to increase the number of followers and the wealth, they took shelter and the screen of the portrait of Rev. Laalaaji Maharaaj. Since they were not having the required approach towards ‘Esoterism’, they did not follow the rules and regulations of the ‘Path’; to the extent, they ignored even the discipline of following the ceremony of ‘Bay’t’ (mystagogy or initiation) and also the requisites of Khilaafat, which was in the first instance, had to be determined on the basis of some particular internal conditions, and started giving the ‘Ijaazat’ even by some unauthorized and incompetent Spiritual Masters. It was thus imperative to bring the reality of ‘path’ (method of teaching) in front of the elite, which is known, as ‘Naqshbandiya-Mujaddadiya-Mazahariya-Ramchandria’, and the fragrance of each link in succession of ‘esoteric chain’, which was spoiled. But, let us not leave hopes and the faith in God the Almighty.
“Yaa elaahi taa abad quaim rahe yeh silsilaa;
Although Shri Dinaysh Kumar Ji has very carefully classified the contents of this small but important work into topics, but if the viewers, still find any error or they suggest any improvement, they can feel free to point it out to us so that we may have the opportunity to improvise it.