Sant Dariya Sahib Of Bihar

Year of birth : 1674
Place of birth : Bihar
Education : University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D in Anthropology)
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“ Cultivation of the mind to positive thinking brings a great transformation in the person.He is bestowed with happiness as also his effectiveness increases manifold.” 

“  One must treat all living beings like oneself. As one suffers pain so do all living being and therefore, one should not injure / kill any living being. The seeker must adhere to vegetarianism.


Sant Dariya was born at Dharkandha in Rohtas District of Bihar (India). He was brought up and remained at that place for most of his life.

Sant Dariya got enlightenment at the age of twenty years. Sant Dariya preached non-violence and was against killing of any living being. He was of the view that unless the lamp of kindness(Karuna) is illuminated in the heart, one cannot proceed on the path of realization of God. Sant preached monism. He preached against incarnation theory of God. He said that the Satprush(Anadi-brahm) is beyond triguna and he never comes into the cycle of birth and death.

Saint Dariya was Satguru and only the Satguru knew the path that leads to Nirvan(the state beyond the cycle of birth and death).He called his doctrine as Santmat (Doctrine of the saints).

Sant was a poet par-excellence and he composed 15,000 padas(verses). There are altogether 37,000 lines in all these padas. Dr. Dharmendra Brahmachari who published research paper on Sant Daria for his Doctor of Philosophy Degree spoke highly of the poetic genius of the saint.

Sant Dariya, the great saint poet of the medieval India who preached love and human brotherhood breathed his last in Vikram era 1837(1780A.D) on Friday, the fourth day of Bhado month.