Considered by many people who met him in the East and in the West to have been a living example of a true Saint of spirituality, Kirpal Singh was born in India, in a simple rural house, in the western part of Punjab which now belongs to Pakistan, on February 6, 1894.
He followed the career of a civil servant in the government of India, and retired on his own pension in 1946. Then, Kirpal Singh moved to Delhi where he founded his spiritual school Ruhani Satsang with its headquarters at Sawan Ashram.
He was the President of the World Fellowship of Religions, an organization recognized by UNESCO, which had representatives from all the main religions of the world. He wrote numerous books, many of which have been translated into numerous languages.
Elected three times, consecutively, as President of the World Fellowship of Religions, Kirpal Singh upheld the truth that, though the various religions are different schools of thought, the Aim of all religions is One and the Same.
His basic teachings consist in establishing contact with God into expression power, called Word in the Bible, Naam, Shabd, Om, Tao, Kalma etc. in the other scriptures. The discipline of universal character taught by him is at the base of the spiritual experience which gave origin to all the main religions that have resisted the trials of time. It has been defined the Path of the Masters (Sant Mat), Meditation on the Divine Word or Yoga of the Sound Current (Surat Shabd Yoga).
He visited the major cities in the United States on the occasions of each of his three world tours: in 1955, in 1963-64, and again in 1972, staying in this country for three months or more, each time.