The Best of Both Worlds
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
Many people in the West are under the misconception that those who search for God must leave their homes and society and live in the jungles or on the mountaintops. Perhaps it was possible in the past, before we had such an interdependent economic system. But in today’s world, who can support themselves, not to mention their families, without holding a job and contributing to society?
In the past century, great saints such as Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj and Sant Darshan Singh Ji Maharaj showed us how we can attain self-knowledge and God-realization in the context of modern life. Their approach was so simple and so practical that it has enabled hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world to lead a productive, fulfilling life in the world while working towards spiritual ends.
They taught that we can achieve the best of both the worlds. It means that while pursuing spiritual progress, we also make a positive contribution to our family, society, and the world at large.
By living a life in which we develop spiritually and make a positive contribution to society we are fulfilling a great service to humanity. People will notice our noble virtues. They will ask us how we have been transformed. When we explain that the change in us can be attributed to leading a spiritual life, it will inspire more and more people to live a spiritual life. People will see the positive effects on the world, the personal benefits, and its numerous benefits to society.