Guiding Light of The Month

THERE is a great difference between being in the midst of active work, of external action, while keeping one’s thought constantly fixed on Thee, and entering into that perfect union with Thee which leads to what I have called “absolute Consciousness, true Omniscience, Knowledge”. - The Mother


Delivered on behalf of the Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore
by Acting Chairperson, Shashi Lal Kashyap,
at the Cremation Ground
Saturday 19th June 2010


We are present here today to bid a final farewell to our beloved Mr. K.S. Rajah who passed away peacefully after a long illness. I speak to you and make this tribute on behalf of Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore. Mr. Rajah had been our leader and Chairman for the past several years.

Mr. Rajah was indeed a very remarkable person. His whole life and career was a grand success. In his legal profession he served in several highest positions, and distinguished himself as a just, honest, fair and sincere person with a compassionate and benevolent heart. His contribution to the Hindu Centre, Gita Jayanti, Self Realization Fellowship, Hindu Endowment Board and other institutions was immeasurable.

My personal relationship with Mr. Rajah and his family for the past 25 years is basically connected to our common attachment to the Sri Aurobindo Society, Singapore. Since over thirty years the Sri Aurobindo Society has benefited from spiritual discourses by several eminent speakers. These included Dr. Nadkarni as well as Mrs. Sonia Dyne. Mr. Rajah had been the most prominent speaker for the past several years till now. We heard continuous and regular discourses by Mr. Rajah based upon the teachings and works of Sri Aurobindo. Mr. Rajah’s favourite was the epic ‘Savitri’ which we had been following line by line with him for some years. Mr. Rajah showed great in-depth spiritual knowledge and had a wonderful sense of humour. Even as recently as February this year, despite his illness and disability, Mr. Rajah still addressed us at the Mothers Birth Anniversary Celebrations. Furthermore, we did celebrate his 80th Birthday at his house not so long ago and he was in excellent spirits while cutting the birthday cake. It seems impossible and unbelievable that he is no more with us.

Mr. Rajah was indeed a role model and mentor to all of us. We will deeply miss his presence amongst us and we will thrive to continue and succeed in propagating his noble thoughts and actions.

May the Divine Mother give strength and courage to Mr. Rajah’s family to withstand this immense loss, and may his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti, Shanti.

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