There was a royal clan whose patriarch was Thakur Badam Singh Saheb. The wife of Thakur Saheb was confined and about to deliver a baby.
This was the twilight of Aug 07 1944 and the place was BEHTA – a doozy and tiny hamlet of district Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh, India which had the glory of being the summer capital of an erstwhile dynasty of sybarite Scindias.
The crepuscular haze of a nondescript murky evening, filled with the chirpy sounds of birds returning to their nests, turned into a dark, deep and dusky night that was eerily mystical but gravid with the epoch-making possibility of changing the tone and texture of this mundane world.
The night that was to follow the aforesaid twilight was the night of no moon. After completing their domestic chores, the denizens of village Behta were about to slither into slumber when there descended the news that Thakur Saheb was blessed with a son. Suddenly the night of no moon was converted into the night of thousands of full-blown moons or thousands of coruscating suns. The epoch-making phenomenon got the shape and the people of the hamlet knew intuitively that someone extra-ordinary had knocked on the doors of their village.
The boy was named Raghuveer. And as he started growing, it became a foregone conclusion in the minds of villagers that the boy was having some extra-ordinary aura and certainly had got some supernatural capacity which time would unfold albeit only at the right moment.
Then came the schooling and here too, owing to his captivating charm he became the heartthrob of the teachers, administration, and the schoolmates all alike. During his school-days, the philanthropic and magnanimous Raghuveer was moved so deeply with the plight of one of his schoolmates- a poor little girl that he worked hard, earned money, and deposited her fee so that she could continue her study.
The racehorses are discerned in the paddock itself – goes a wisecrack. The primary teacher of Raghuveer, Mr. Shaligram Sharma knew his spiritual prowess much before anybody else could whiff it off. Raghuveer was in class 4. But even at that time, his teacher became his first spiritual disciple taking Deeksha from him. And then there came some more teachers in the row namely Bateshwar Dayal Shrivastav and Thakur Ramrakchcha Pal Singh – both principals.
At the tender age of 7, Raghuveer surrendered himself into the feet of a god-realized saint Pujyapad Swami Ramgiri Ji Maharaj, and from here begins his rigorous spiritual training that lasted for many more years to come. At the age of 14, he went into a complete incommunicado, left his parental abode, and moved to the mystic and mighty Himalayas for more stringent and biting spiritual training. Spent some good amount of time in the proximity of the Lamas of Tibet and learned the intricacies of the highly esoteric science of Tantra. Then he came under the tutelage of Swami Ji Maharaj of Datia and on his behest devoted his time at Pitambara Peeth-Datia, Kamakhya Peeth-Assam, and under the benevolent shade of enlightened souls like Paramhans Baba Bajrangdas Mahatyagi, Samade Wale Paramhans, Om Sarkar, and Mahayogini Ma Paramsidha to reinvigorate his spiritual energy.
Now the boy Raghuveer is a young colt. The study is over and so is the marriage. He is now Dr. Raghuveer Singh Rajput alias Dr. Gaur – attaining a doctorate in Law. But his real battlefield was neither the academics nor the day-to-day affair of a commoner. It lay somewhere else. It was in the spiritual Armageddon where he had to shape the destiny of humankind. The life-defining moment in the life of Dr. Gaur was just inches ahead. On one fine occasion, he found himself on the Samadhi of the present era’s incarnation of the God Avatar Meher Baba at Ahmednagar. And when he bowed before the samadhi of Avatar Meher Baba, He embraced him as we embrace our beloved ones physically. This Avataric Embrace of Baba was supposed to be His silent approval and Dr. Raghuveer Singh Rajput (Gaur) kickstarted the pivotal worldwide task of permeating the message of love and spiritual consciousness amongst us the lost and deviated souls. Dr. Gaur blasted the irrevocable and invincible bugle to conquer the world spiritually. He founded the World Spiritual Foundation with its Head Office at Shivpuri.
In spiritual parlance, there is a place in the human body somewhere near the starting point of the spinal cord called Kundalini. It is supposed that the vital life power (pran-shakti) of a human being resides there and that too in a deep dogmatic slumber. A Spiritual Master with the help of Shaktipaat (release of his spiritual potency) vibrates the equilibrium of kundalini. The pran-shakti awakens and starts moving upwards. Its ultimate destination is Brhma-randhra or Sahasrar where the ultimate consciousness or the Brahma or the God or whatever you may call it resides. Being a Spiritual Master Acharya Dr. Gaur does Shaktipaat. By his sheer proximity and the spiritual rays that emanate from his body the kundalini of the follower gets vibrated. The pran-shakti starts moving upwards and the aspirant starts doing awkward actions (kriyayen) which are not easily fathomable. The aspirant does all these antics according to the sanskars (impressions) of the innumerable past births. And when these actions (Kriyayen) take place the acharya evaporates, obliterates, effaces, and consumes them so that the aspirant becomes devoid of these sanskaras and love of God can replace the emptied place. The crux is that the extroversion of consciousness gets an inward turn and the internal journey gets a kick-start. Dr. Gaur likes to call it SUPRA MENTAL MEDITATION (MANATEET DHYAN).
Dr. Gaur lives in Shivpuri. From here he runs his World Spiritual Foundation whose sole belief is in Meher Baba’s motto – ‘Mastery in Servitude’ (sewakai mein prabhutai).
In Gita Lord Krishna said ‘Sarva dharmam paritajya mamekam sharanam vajra’ – O man! leave everything and come under me, I will take care of you in entirety. So is the case with Dr. Raghuveer Singh Rajput (Dr Gaur). He has a clarion call – O man!, O lost man!, O bereaved man! Come under me, surrender yourself, I shall take you to the destination
Avatar Meher Baba ki Jai.