Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj was a disciple of the well-known Master of Beas, Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji. They met in 1924, in the Ashram of Baba Sawan Singh Ji on the banks of the Beas River. In the Master, Kirpal Singh Ji recognized the luminous form He had seen during the seven previous years in His meditation. Hazur Maharaj Sawan Singh Ji initiated Him into the spiritual discipline of Surat Shabd Yoga, and from then on Kirpal Singh Ji dedicated His life to reaching the summits of spirituality. In 1939, by an inspiration from His Master, Sant Kirpal Singh Ji began writing “Gurmat Sidhant – Philosophy of the Masters,” a treatise on the science of spirituality.