The Lalaji Memorial Omega International School (LMOIS) is named in memory of Shri Ram Chandra of Fatehgarh, affectionately known as Lalaji.
Shri Ram Chandraji of Fatehgarh was born on 2nd February, 1873 in Northern India. Lalaji belonged to a distinguished family of jagirdars (landowners), but the family property was lost while his father was still alive, as a result of which Lalaji had to start a life afresh. He led a simple and pious life.
His personality, mode of living and general behaviour earned Lalaji the affection and respect of his neighbours. He was much loved by Hindus and Muslims alike, and though he loved his followers with all their faults, he was at the same time a disciplinarian. He regarded morality as essential to self-realization and love as the greatest spiritual practice.
It was Lalaji's conviction that a normal family life was most conducive to self-development and that any sincere seeker could progress to the highest level of spiritual attainment while fulfilling the duties of a householder. Not content to pursue such a goal for himself alone, Lalaji offered spiritual training to others without discrimination, assuring that the highest goals, previously thought to be achievable only by renunciates and ascetics, were brought within the reach of all humanity. He was soon recognized as a spiritual saint of the highest calibre.
Lalaji rediscovered the ancient art of transmission, whereby the Master transmits divine energy into the heart of the aspirant in order to expedite his or her spiritual development. This art had been practiced in India thousands of years before, and through its rediscovery, Lalaji brought the highest spiritual approach within the reach of all who aspired to receive it.
The art of transmission was passed from Lalaji to his most devoted disciple, who coincidentally bore the same name, Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur. Babuji, as he was known, further refined his Master's teachings into the current system of practice called Sahaj Marg. In 1945, Babuji founded the Shri Ram Chandra Mission in honour of Lalaji and, before he departed this world in 1983, appointed Shri P. Rajagopalachari to be his successor. Since that time, Chariji, as he is known, has been serving with great dedication as the spiritual representative and President of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission and also the founder of the Lalaji Memorial Omega International School.
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