Bhagat Ravi Das : God’s Humble Saint
As the sun dispels darkness, the birth of a cobbler boy would eliminate the darkness of inequality. He was destined to become a great spiritual guru. Bhagat Ravi Das was born in Benaras in 1399, and raised in a poor cobbler family. Unlike other children his age, he preferred isolation and remained immersed in prayer. Honest, hardworking and obedient by nature, he matured into an excellent cobbler. Yet he always chanted ‘Ram Naam’ with earnest devotion. The Bhagat composed soul stirring shabads that professed the importance of faith in Almighty God, and the joy of surrendering to His divine will.
Bhagat Ravi Das's work was not limited by the boundaries of caste and social status. In fact, his faith in God and love for humanity were limitless.