What is Meditation

Meditation Techniques

Spiritual Inspirators


Western  Mystics







Faqir Baba

Manav Dayal

Nirmala Pandit

Pandit Dayal

Bassi Gulam


Bhargat Singh

Lakbir Singh



Lal Chand

Lahori Pandiji

Ramesh Giri

Asha Thakur

Capt. Lal Chand - The unaware aware Saint

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Meditation is a state of heightened awareness - a conscious alertness. At times, this awareness can transcend the physical body, leading one to realize: "I am not this body." In such moments, one might even forget the existence of their bodily form. When consciousness merges entirely with itself, "you" might lose awareness of time and space, yet your body continues to function and play its part in the theater of ordinary life.

This was notably the case for Captain Lal Chand during World War II, while he served in the British army. He fought valiantly against the Germans, earning a medal for bravery. However, he confesses that he has no recollection of these events. This period of his life was recounted to him by others. His memory is instead filled with experiences of profound bliss in deep meditation. While his body was engaged in battle, his soul seemingly transcended, soaring beyond time and space. It was only later that his Surat, the ultimate soul, re-entered his body, re-connecting him with the temporal and spatial world.
Captain Lal Chand, like many other illustrious souls featured on this site, was a devotee of Baba Faqir. Initially, he established his own small ashram in the deserts of Rajasthan. Later, he moved to Chandigarh, where he ultimately left his body at the age of over 100 in 2019. I captured these photos in 1995. What these images fail to convey is his frequent practice of meditating motionlessly, like a piece of wood, for several hours at a time.





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