As a householder Master Kirpal had more than His share of worldly sorrows. Two of His three children died, (one was a 3 year old) as did His two older brothers. His mother died when He was a young man and His father had to be nursed back to health by the Master after a debilitating stroke.
In 1917 Master began seeing Hazur Baba Sawan Singh in His meditations. In 1924, at the age of thirty, Master Kirpal was initiated by Hazur.
The Master was a perfect disciple, surrendering Himself completely to Hazur in every respect.
On April 2, 1948 Hazur Sawan Singh left the earth plane. After Hazur's passing the Master went to a secluded place in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. He remained in solitude there for five months in almost continuous absorption in God. He would meditate for 16 to 18 hours a day. Finally, having attained total union with God, He received the order from within: "Go back into the world and bring my children back to me."
On December 2, 1948, the Beloved Master started His mission and began dispensing the gift of Naam initiation.
Sant Kirpal Singh's mission spanned 26 years. He initiated 120,000 people.
He completed three world tours, in 1955, 1963, and 1972. He also authored numerous books and articles covering every aspect of spirituality.
On August 21, 1974 at 6:55 pm the Beloved Master left His body for the last time.
The Master followed the principle of simplicity in all aspects of His life. His position in the Indian government afforded Him the ability to live luxuriously, but He always lived a very simple life, limiting His needs to the minimum and sharing His earnings with others. His food was simple and uncostly. His dress was simple, inexpensive, neat and clean. He wore Indian type trousers, a long shirt and an oversize long coat. He did not take to western dress, which was very unusual for Indians occupying high positions in the government under British Colonial rule.