What is Meditation

Meditation Techniques

Spiritual Inspirators








Faqir Baba

Manav Dayal

Nirmala Pandit

Pandit Dayal

Bassi Gulam


Bhargat Singh

Lakbir Singh



Lal Chand

Lahori Pandiji

Ramesh Giri

Asha Thakur

Lakbir Singh - The Palmist Saint

In altered states of consciousness, it is possible to observe your body talking and moving without feeling that 'I' am the one doing it. Your body might as well belong to someone else, if not for a fundamental, yet incomprehensible, feeling of close-range sensed proximity that also arises internally like a drone tone.

Without this grounding, deep drone tone, your spiritual experience might be classified within psychiatry as 'dissociation.'

This realization can occur spontaneously when your awareness is vigilant and clear enough to see that the feeling of 'I' doing this or that is merely a trick of the brain. In heightened states of awareness, you will feel the total freedom and joy of realizing that everything is happening automatically—much like how you digest food intelligently: You don't need to involve the notion of 'I am doing this' for your intestines to function.

Similarly, living in this heightened state, there is nothing to understand. The intellectual brain is not an essential organ in this body of truth—it is more a byproduct, like exhaust from a car. We are, in fact, functioning in layers of intelligent non-verbal systems more akin to the fabulous cooperative workings of slime mold than to the little thinking mind that, in its own world, sees itself as a 'Witgensteinian' king of kings.

So, just for the joy of intellectual engagement, let us inhale some philosophical thoughts: As a consequence of the fact that everything is happening by itself, we could entertain the idea that everything is predestined to occur just as it does—including 'my' efforts to enact change.

Why do I offer this prolonged prologue here? I do so because the first time I met Lakhbir Singh, I had a profound cosmic experience of being a choiceless entity, with a clear realization that free will is both an absolute and a wonderful illusion. Everything is just happening because it could not be otherwise.

In this context, it is interesting to note that some spiritual people in India have developed a remarkable ability to read the lines of predestiny.

Now it is time to introduce Lakbir Singh. Generally, I am not in favor of occultism and excessive focus on past life matters. However, Lakbir Singh's skills as a palmist and reader of human beings were absolutely extraordinary! He is, in fact, the first convincing palmist I have met—far beyond the commercial tricksters one might encounter as a tourist in the center of New Delhi. There is no doubt that Lakbir Singh Ji is also an educated man with great intuitive and psychological insight. But his palm readings were astoundingly precise, even referring to small details and events in the lives of people he had met for the first time. What Lakbir Singh could do in minutes might take a trained Western psychologist months. Was this really palmistry, or was it a display of almost supernatural human intuition?

I later went to Lakbir Singh's house with some friends from Germany and Denmark. We were sitting in a circle in his beautiful garden (photo below), along with Lakbir's friends and devotees. A wonderful peace accompanied the fragrant smell of the flowers. We had offered him mangoes and other fruits, and his devotees now served us chai.

Lakbir put his hand in my lap and said:

Now you read my hand!
- But Sir! I don't know the art of palmistry!!
- Oh! Sure you do. I see that you can do that. Divine intuition is the most important.

I couldn't tell him anything apart from what could be inferred with a little intuition, but he seemed to be satisfied. Now my friends were lining up, and one by one, he sculpted precise human portraits that left us all speechless—even shocked. It seemed like he was reading hand lines like letters in a book. Sometimes, he was also using a magnifying glass.

"I am really not interested in reading hands," he said after the long session.

"God is my only true concern, and several times I have had visions of Christ and the Holy Mother Mary. I repeat a secret mantra and the name of Jesus over and over with great intensity in my meditation. And in blessed moments, Jesus comes to me as real as you are sitting in front of me! I hope to be fully realized in communion with Him before I leave this body. My time is short, but my goal is in sight. Nothing this world can offer can compare with the bliss of being together with Him."


Lakbir Singh was sitting in his beautiful garden when he said, 'When I have realized enlightenment, I will visit you in Denmark. Even after the death of my body, I will do so!'

I must add that, at least to my own limited knowledge, he never did visit me as he promised.

Lines that indicate spiritual longing has manifested.


Hmmm...don't tell others...keep quiet!