In the great adventure of life, God & Man are comrades. To the One family, belong both man and God. To most of us, however, God remains invisible. We are unable to see Him, to feel Him, to touch Him, to speak to Him, and to hear His soft, sweet flute-like voice. Man’s heart yearns for a manifestation of God.
It was a Sufi dervesh who said:- “You must meet God everyday. And if you cannot meet Him, go and meet someone who has met Him and lives in constant communion with Him. The two are not separate from each other!”
Men of God have appeared in all climes and countries, in all races and religions. They have appeared to reveal God’s love to humanity and to lead erring humanity back to God.
One such man of God was born on the 25th of November 1879, in Sind-Hyderabad. He was called by many names. The name by which he was known across the length and breadth of India was Sadhu Vaswani.
Seeing the beauty of the One in the many, Sadhu Vaswani felt drawn towards all religions as he saw them as different paths to the One God.
Implanted deep in Sadhu Vaswani’s heart was reverence for all life. Every little thing he did was inspired by the Vision Cosmic.
Sadhu Vaswani dropped his mortal frame on 16th of January, 1966, at the age of 86. His passing on was mourned by many. The poor whom he tended with so much love, miss him the most. They still come to pay homage at his Sacred Samadhi at the Mission Campus in Pune. To most of his devotees, Sadhu Vaswani still lives on in every nook and corner of the Mission and in the work carried on by Dada J.P Vaswani to whom he bequeathed his Torch.