Our Inspirer :- HH Sarkar Shri Ji
H.H. JagniRatan Shri Jagdish Chandra Ji
Pujya Shri Raman Bhai K. Patel
The lifework of H.H. Dharma Vir Jagni Ratan Jagdish
Chandra Ji has inspired thousands of devotee Sundersath all over the world. We
feel strongly about sharing some of his life experiences with our readers. We
wish that his life experiences might be helpful to you to move closer to your
In his childhood, as he was being raised in the loving
touch of his parents, he learned that the human life is the greatest gift to a
spirit (Jiva) from God after it passes through approximately 8.4 million lives
as different species. Because of having a temple of Supreme Lord Pran Nath in
his parent’s house, many great souls and saints used to visit them. There, he
came in contact with diverse spiritual personalities. As a result, his soul
began the process of spiritual awakening. At the age of twelve, he came in touch
with Param Hansa Maharaj Shri Mehar Das Ji. He used to explain him the secret
divine wisdom so lovingly that it almost became the foundation of his spiritual
Pondering about the value of human life: Immediately
after the death of H.H. Mehar Das Ji, his inner self began to struggle to find
that the Lord Supreme had given him the gift of this life for a very special
purpose. He realized that even the birds and other animals often do a better job
of earning the bread, raising kids and building beautiful houses. He thought,
"What then is special about my human life?" His thinking of this nature was the
result of his good spiritual company or Satsung. As the scriptures have already
said, "One cannot think about his or her spiritual (true) self without the touch
of the holy souls or holy divine words." The time passed on. He completed his
In the middle, among the many other social
connections and activities, he developed a lot of interest in the Epic Ramayana
and toward the worship of Lord Rama and Hanuman. Again, his life took a major
change in direction. The time came for him, along with many others, to quit the
motherland due to the separation of India and Pakistan. His family moved to
India empty-handed. They needed to get every imaginable basic living thing. His
family was passing through a very rough time.
Experience of Hanuman Ji: Amidst
all the worldly pain, his original inner storm was no way settled. On the
contrary, it intensified to a great extent. As he explained once to us,
"again and again, the waves of spiritual thinking kept hitting the boundaries of
my mind from all around." In
the city of Allahabad in Northern India, he began practicing systematic worship
of Hanuman Ji. As a result, he had a direct experience of Hanuman Ji once.
However, he was not satisfied with such an experience because his questions were
not being answered. On the contrary, his search for the higher divine forces
In the lotus feet of Param Hansa Ram Ratan Das Ji: His desire to seek the ultimate
truth intensified day-by-day. At such a time, he learned from one saint that
this world is an ocean of illusion, called Bhav Sagar. A soul can cross
it and enter the divine regions of eternity only through the grace of the
Supreme Lord Aksharateet. Upon finding this out, more questions came to his
mind. Who is that Supreme Lord? Where is his Supreme Abode? What is the
difference between Him and the gods and goddesses known to the world? He started
searching for the True Master who could satisfy his spiritual quarries.
He moved around to many places and finally found an
opportunity to meet a very simple and plain personality, Param Hansa Ram Ratan
Das Ji of Sher Pur, Jadauda Panda, Dist. Saharan Pur, U.P., India. In his own
words, once he explained his first experience to us:
"It was the extremely hot month of May. The outside
temperature was as high as 45 degree centigrade and highly humid. I had to walk
a long distance of almost 16 kilometers on a dusty route to reach Sher Pur. As
soon as I entered the gate of the Sher Pur Ashram, Maharaj Shri rushed to me
with an abundant of love as if he was just waiting for me. He gave me an
unforgettable big hug. Soon, I lost my independent existence and merged into his
divine love. During this miraculous experience, my mind scanned through my
entire life history. At this time, a voice came from the back of my heart
saying, "Oh Jagdish! This is the heart that truly knows what spiritual love is
all about." Looking at my clothes laden with dust and wet with my sweat, I
thought back and asked myself, "Can any Acharya or Guru of today’s organized
religions give such a loving hug to someone who is loaded with so much dirt and
sweat?" The answer came from within from my own experience, No. It may be very
difficult for you to believe if I mention that some of the so-called Acharyas
and Gurus were less willing to just say ‘Pranam’ to me with true love."
Soon, he experienced the divine powers of a great soul seated
within the loving personality of Maharaj Shri. He offered himself totally in his
lotus feet. Having realized the form of true love, his clean mind had nothing to
doubt. The very next day, Mararaj Shri offered him the ‘Tartam,’ and reinforced
his spiritual relationship with the Lord Supreme.
To reinforce his spiritual marriage, and to be able to
perform the Spiritual Awakening or Jagni services for many lost souls, he became
curious to know all the aspects of the Divine Connection. He preferred not to
ask too many direct and premature questions without really offering any services
in the lotus feet of Maharaj Shri for the Divine Cause. At this time, Maharaj
Shri used to read precisely what was going on through his mind, and he was fully
aware of it. He decided internally to win the love of his True Master through
the toughest path of Seva—selfless services-- by submitting himself fully in the
services of Maharaj Shri. By this time, he had already learned that this was
essential to embark upon the path of the Supreme Divine.
His Master could feel his deep commitment.
Maharaj Shri fulfilled all his spiritual and worldly needs in many different
ways. When he came out of this unforgettable, heart-touching, spiritual journey
with his Master, his ideas about human life and its purpose had totally changed.
His understanding about the Supreme Divine among the many known divine forms -
gods, goddesses, angels and archangels became clear.
He realized that all world religions and human beings have
the same goal. However, in absence of the spotless Divine Wisdom of the Buddha
Nish-kalanka Avatar, each one of them had ended somewhere around the boundaries
of the perishable world and its creator. He found out that they had mainly
perceived these lower spiritual forces of Kshar Purusha as the Supreme Lord had
in ignorance. He realized that the Lord had assigned him the responsibility of
spreading this Wisdom throughout the world. He found out that he had to remind
all the souls--the Lost Sheep--of their originality.
Dear souls! Once, citing an example of the
milkmaids of Brij and Gokul, Jagni Ratan said,
"Do you know that no one else but the milkmaid of Brij and
Gokul were able to cross the fathomless ocean of this illusory material world.
They could do this only due to their divine relationship with the Supreme Lord.
The same way, our Lord came again to this world. He rescued me, like a diver who
brings out a pearl from the bottom of the ocean. He did this to me because of my
eternal relationship with Him. For sure, you will also be rescued the same way
through His divine grace. The entire world will also eventually qualify for
eternity, of course, through His divine grace."
Charged with the power of Tartam, and
with the pain of Spiritual Awakening, his life changed. Reaching out to
different souls through riding on trains, buses, horses and bullock carts became
a part of his everyday life. He was never tired in spite of this hardship. The
Lord always pumped in all the energy that he needed into his heart. Once, this
is what he said to us:
"Every moment, my heart told me, "Get up, reach out for the
rescue of the lost souls. Visit different people door to door and tell them
these heart-touching facts of human life!"
Dear souls, the fruits of Shri Jagni Ratan’s lifework can be
tasted by visiting Shri Nijanand Ashram, Ratan Puri (U.P.), or by attending one
of the camps or Shibirs organized by Shri Nijanand Jagni Abhiyaan. We invite you
all regardless of your race, religion or ethnicity.