The following story is how I met Charan Singh as shared with others of interest.
Until we, as Seekers committed to the Path, but unable to totally commit to any particular Master, then my advice is if you can't have the one you love, then love the one you have, until you are chosen by the One you love. I was 100% convicted, and committed to the Sant Mat Path, but saw Thakar Singh first, in California. He would give Initiation to any one, with out question, that attended his Public Sat Sangs while passing through California when I lived there. I met one of his Devotees in a Book store, who told me about Thakar. I ended up going to a Public Sat Sang he gave at the University of California Lecture Auditorium, and was initiated in April, 1988. ( along with all in attendance ) . Thakar would initiate a Rock Pile, if he thought there was a snake in it! 😂 But, I was not marked for Thakar. I was marked for Charan Singh. I later applied for Initiation from Charan, going thru the long personal Interview by the Secretary, then the Western Rep., Roland De Vries, then having my detailed Application sent to Charan in India. The next Initation was to be in California 3-4 months , so I thought I had plenty of time to be either accepted, or rejected by Charan. If I was rejected, then I knew I was not marked by him. Mean while, I never attended one single Sat Sang from the RSSB Group, because I did not want any advice from any one, or any of his Disciples. The 3 day Event finally arrived where Initiation was to be given, and I not only had not been notified that I was either rejected or accepted, but I did not even know where the event was being held! I knew it would be over Sunday, and as of Sat. Evening, I Had not heard from any one! I was sad. By 8:00 P.M. Sat evening, I went to my bed room, closed the door, and sat for Meditation on the carpeted floor, leaning against the bed. About 45 minutes in to my Meditation, I was hearing a ringing bell sound like I had never heard before, that brought me out of meditation! It kept ringing, until I answered it, because it was the Telephone on the Night Stand ringing next to my ear!! I groggily answered it, as I was still half inside, and the Voice on the phone was Dr. Roland De Vries, Charan's Western Rep.! He said, " Brother, I am sorry to call you so late, but I just returned from our Regional Sat Sang event, and tomorrow, Sunday is the last day. In my mail I just received, is a letter from Charan Singh in India approving your Initiation, so if you can get here tomorrow, I will share the Initiation with you and the others." Agaste, and delighted, I said I'd be there, but where? He told me to meet him at his Hotel, and I could follow him to the College where the Event was taking place. It was about 60 miles away, and pouring rain that memorable Sun. Morning, that I drove to meet Roland, and was initiated along with eleven others. My life has never been the same, since that day! But there is one additional personal thing that cemented my being marked by Charan Singh. THIS gets really strange! A month before, I had applied for a $100,000 Life Insurance Policy from an Insurance Co., and had sent my Application and 1st Month Premium Payment with the Application. A few days after I was initiated, my Insurance Policy arrived in my mail box, and I opened it and reviewed the Documents. When I got to the last page, my heart skipped a beat, as I saw the Signature signed on my Life Insurance Policy by .,,..,,,,CHARAN SINGH! How Cool is that for bring marked?