1. There are several books on the early history of Radhasoami, but none of them are without factual errors or doctrinal prejudices. See Agam Prasad Mathur's Radhasoami Faith (Delhi: Vikas Publishing, 1974), S.D. Maheshwari's Radhasoami Faith: History and Tenets (Agra: Soami Bagh, 1954), and Lekh Raj Puri's Radha Swami Teachings (Beas: Radhasoami Satsang, 1972) for differing histories from different satsangs. See Mark Juergensmeyer's Radhasoami Reality (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991) and David Lane's The Radhasoami Tradition (New York: Garland Publishing, 1992) for more critical appraisements.
2. There is still some controversy over the respective roles that each of these gurus played. See Aaron Talsky's Radhasoami Tradition: Charismatic Routinization and Its Doctrinal Consequences (B.A. thesis, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan) for more on this question.
3. The Agra Satsangs (Soami Bagh, Dayal Bagh, and Peepal Mandi) are unified in their vision of Shiv Dayal Singh's unique character and message; most of the other satsangs, especially related with Beas, are not. Perhaps the most radical interpretation of Shiv Dayal Singh's ministry comes from Faqir Chand. See The Unknowing Sage: The Life and Work of Baba Faqir Chand (Walnut: Mt. Sac Philosophy Group, 1992) for more on his contrarian views.
4. Mark Juergensmeyer, Radhasoami Reality (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991). p. 45.
5. Charan Singh, The Master Answers: Audiences in America (Beas: Radhasoami Satsang, 1966), pp. 280-81.
6. Charan Singh, The Master Answers: Audiences in America (Beas: Radhasoami Satsang, 1966), pp. 280-81.