Sudarshan Singh equals Sudar Singh?

Author: David Christopher Lane
Publisher: MSAC Philosophy Group
Publication date: 1996

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Sudar and "Sudarshan"?

There has been a bit of speculation recently that Sudarshan Singh,
the nephew of Shiv Dayal Singh, may actually have been the "Sudar
Singh" mentioned by Paul Twitchell.

While I am convinced that Paul Twitchell "coined" the name "Sudar"
from the name "Sudarshan" (cutting off the "shan" part), I see no
evidence to suggest that he ever met Sudarshan Singh.

When Paul says he met Sudar Singh in Allahabad, it should be
remembered that at that time "Sudarshan" Singh was staying in Soami Bagh,
Agra, not in Allahabad.

Besides the lack of any evidence for Twitchell traveling to India in
the 1930s or before, his description of Sudar more closely matches
Kirpal Singh than Sudarshan Singh.

It should also be kept in mind that Sudarshan Singh did not run an
ashram, like Paul claims Sudar Singh did.

Moreover, Sudarshan Singh never formally acted as a guru, but instead
showed allegiance to the Soami Bagh line of gurus, particularly
Madhav Prasad Sinha, who was alive in the 1930s and 1940s.
Sudarshan Singh also had an intimate friendship with Sawan Singh of
Radhasoami Satsang Beas, as his letters in SPIRITUAL LETTERS

Though it is most likely true that Paul learned of the name
Sudarshan from Julian Johnson's book WITH A GREAT MASTER IN INDIA
and used the term "Sudar" as a cover for both Kirpal and Swami
Premananda, there is no indication that Paul ever met Sudarshan.

Sudarshan, moreover, did not act as a guru and never considered
himself the leader of any group or path.

I am sure there will be more on this subject to come.

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