Seth Shiv Dayal Ji did not start Radha Soami Panth
Who Started Radha Soami Panth
Ref: Saarbachan Radha Soami “Nasar yani Vartik”
Radha Soami book “Nasar yani Vartik” very clearly says that Radha Soami panth was started by Rai Salig Ram
In the book Saarbachan Radhasoami nasar yani vartik, in bachan 14 it is written as under -
Hindi: फिर सेठ प्रताप सिंह की तरफ मुतवज्जह होकर फरमाया कि मेरा मत तो सतनाम और अनामी का था और राधास्वामी मत सालगराम का चलाया हुआ है। इसको भी चलने देना और सत्संग जारी रहे और सत्संग आगे से बढ़कर होगा।
Transliteration: fir seth pratap singh ki taraj mutvajjh hokar farmaya ki mera mat to satnaam aur anami ka tha aur radhasoami mat salagram ka chalaya hua hai. isko bhi chalne dena aur satsang jaari rahe aur satsang aage se badhkar hoga.
Translation: Seth Shiv Dayal Ji is saying in bachan 14 that this radha swami sect has been started by saligram whereas my sect was that of satnam and anami. Let this propagate too, satsang will flourish.
Purport: Shiv Dayal ji showed slight resentment about the name Radha Soami by saying that his panth was that of “Satnam and Anami” and this Radha Soami panth has been started by Rai Salig Ram but then allowed this sect to propagate as he was helpless.
Hazoor Swami Shiv Dayal ji Maharaj in a way disowns the Radha Soami sect but being helpless allows it to continue.
The fact is that Radha Soami sect was started by one of the disciples of Shiv Dayal ji whose name was Saligram and hence the Radha Soami sect is arbitrary and useless right from the beginning.
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