Born in the holy city of Amritsar and educated at Khalsa College, Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind arrived in the United States in 1912 and became a great teacher of purest spirituality, whose legacy continues to inspire truth-seekers to this day.
During his early years in the lumber mills of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Thind was active in the Gadar movement, helping to secure the same liberty for Indians at home that he and other immigrants sought in America.
After a brief stint in the U.S. Army during World War I, he embarked on a lifelong career of lecturing and writing that would eventually reach millions of truth-seekers worldwide.
At the same time, he fought for—and eventually won—American citizenship, a struggle that included a “landmark” Supreme Court case with a most regrettable outcome.
In the 1950s Dr. Thind, or “Doctorji” as his students lovingly called him, began to publish—nearly a dozen books in his lifetime, with more than a score available today. In them he set forth the profound philosophy of Spiritual Science, a tested method of uniting the individual soul with its ultimate Creator, which he insisted each person must do for himself.
This long-awaited biography, including dozens of rare photographs, traces the footsteps of Dr. Thind’s remarkable life, outlines the core principles of his teachings, and examines his legacy through the personal recollections of students and family who knew Doctorji first-hand.