“Hi I was wondering if you were talking about sundar Singh before? I can’t Remember which Indian. If so, did you know he was a mystic.
Reason I mention this because I found his name in correspondence while studying soaking music/ prayer. Do you have opinion on this? Doing prayer while listening to classical type music.”
Sundar Singh was from north of India in Punjab. He had a miraculous encounter which Lord Jesus Who appeared to Sundar Singh in his home… Sundar Singh eventually belonged to the road meaning he travelled into the Himalayan and Tibetian mountains preaching the gospel on very extreme climates and to very extreme religious people who opposed Christianity… He didn’t sit around in a room listening to classical music whilst meditating (either your source is wrong or they are talking about a different person with the same name).
I can’t lie about Sundar Singh because he’s perhaps the most famous Christian saint India ever had and he’s even been labeled at India lovingly by the title, “apostle of the bleeding feet” since he carried “no money” and just ate what people gave (if they gave without begging) as a “missionary” for Christ all his life till his mysterious disappearance in the Himalayas in 1929… To read more about his life & his miraculous encounter with Lord Jesus which caused his conversion and his post conversion works… Here are some links:
Gary Amirault also mentions this pivotal Universalist Christian here:
In short, Sundar Singh lived on the streets & in the jungles of the Himalayan forests (literally) all the days of his life and thus he couldn’t even have come close to even a “home/staying place which played classical Indian music”. Yes, he did not belong nor stayed at a monastery. Occasionally, he returned to civilization from his trips and stayed on for some searched periods of time to answer questions and share his mystical experiences too with the Christians living in civilization… Then, he would continue back on his journey to Tibet (mostly). His aim was to bring the gospel there.
He prayed, fasted & meditated often in the jungles where he lived as he brought the gospel to the villagers on his way… Some were hostile (even beating him) whilst others more receptive…
During this deep journeys, he had visions of the spirit world and probably of the Lord again, too. He came from a wealthy Sikh family and forgo everything for Christ (literally)… He travelled these deep remote places in India “without” any missionary support or money but only with a “New Testament” in his hand. He wore a rope that caused him to be called a “Sadhu” (a title given to holy men in India who have denounced the world and let ascetic lives) but he actually didn’t like people calling him a “Sadhu” as he explained to an English pastor back then but people continued doing so till that title now become synonymous with his name, “Sadhu Sundar Singh”.
And yes, Sadhu Sundar Singh was a Universalist Christian.
A testament of faith.
In past times, Holy Scripture below records that those who had “faith” often found themselves “denouncing the world” or had “themselves denounced by the world” (literally):
“ the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.” (Hebrews 11:38)
Holy Scripture doesn’t lie; only men lie.