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Divine Light Mission
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The Divine Light Mission originated as a humanitarian organization seeking to propagate a method of meditation for the achievement of “perfect knowledge.” It was founded in 1960 at Patna (Bihar, India) by Shree Hans (Skt. haṇsá, “goose,” symbol of the white color of the soul and the migratory bird), who died in 1965.

At the funeral of Shree Hans, his son, Prem Pal Singh Rawat, who was born on December 10 or 16, 1957, in Hardwar (Uttar Pradesh, India), comforted those who mourned his father’s death with the thought that they still had perfect kn…

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Colpe, Carsten, “Divine Light Mission”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_D377>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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