This is an important point to understand. For while the Master will at times intercede with Kal and the Lords of Karma to lessen our karmic load, that is not his primary purpose. Rather, through blessing us with Holy Naam initiation, he lifts us up and teaches us to have equipoise, inner peace and balance when our payments come due. Once, when Sawan was a young man, he badly broke his leg while on horseback. The break, and subsequent shock were so severe, that his life was actually in peril. But rather than panic, he simply placed his attention within, did his Simran and was blessed by the radiant form of his Master, Baba Jaimal Singh (Babaji). Babaji told Sawan that his karma – which had originally mandated death from the accident – had been lessened to a simple broken leg and that, furthermore, the sincerity of devotion would eliminate any pain associated with the accident and he would be fully mobile within a month.
Sure enough, coming out of meditation, Sawan found that the pain had vanished. And the break, though certainly inconvenient, was not horrific. Moreover, true to Babaji’s inner darshan, Sawan’s leg healed in exactly one month and, in fact was stronger than ever. This story has been retold many times by people who knew him. The said that, when walking the countryside or climbing steep mountain trails, Sawan was always ahead of the pack, often leaving the rest of the people in His dust - even when he was well into his 80’s.
Sawan Singh remained in excellent health until the last couple of years of His life. In late 1947, He became quite ill and, in October went to Amritsar for treatment. Recovering somewhat, he returned to the Dera a few weeks later. However, his health never did completely return.
Kirpal Singh recounts one experience near the end of Sawan’s life:
“In those very days, one night Hazur – mentioning His inner esoteric experiences – remarked: ‘The Sun has risen high. Can the people of Jullundur also see this Sun?’ The relatives and friends sitting nearby were ignorant of this secret expression. The opinion of the doctor in charge was also, like the others beside Him, that Hazur's brain was not working properly on account of His illness. A little later at night when I went to see Him, Hazur repeated the same question, addressing me: ‘Kirpal Singh! The Sun has risen high. Can the people of Jullundur also see this Sun?’ I replied, ‘Yes, Hazur, the Sun has risen high – and not only the people of Jullundur but also those living in England or in America who will traverse to inner planes, can see this Sun.’ Thereupon, Hazur said: ‘Thou hast correctly answered my question.’”
On the morning of April 2, 1948, Sawan Singh left the body for the last time. The morning prior, Kirpal Singh sat with Sawan in meditation and prayed that Sawan’s suffering be alleviated. He recorded their final time together as follows:
“After the prayer, when I opened my eyes, Hazur’s body was in a state of perfect repose. Hazur’s forehead was shining resplendently. He opened His mercy-showering lovely eyes, intoxicated in God’s Divine Love, and cast a glance at my humble self – both eyes gleaming with radiance like a lion’s eyes. I bowed my head in solemn and silent adoration, and said: ‘It is all Hazur's own benignity’.”
Hazur steadily kept gazing for three or four minutes into my eyes; and my eyes, in silent wonderment, experienced an indescribable delight which infused a beverage-like intoxication down to the remotest pores of my entire body – such as was never before experienced in my whole life. Then those mercy-showering eyes closed, not to open again.
Thus, in His 90th year, on the morning of April 2nd, 1948, at 8:30, this brilliant Sun of Spirituality, after diffusing His Light in the hearts of millions of the masses, disappeared to rest below the horizon at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh.”
In the LightSong of Eternal Love,
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