Happy Children’s Day!

Wednesday November 13, 2019

When you give happiness to others, you derive immense happiness from within. Have you ever experienced this principle in life?

If not, try throwing some grains in your compound today. And then see how you feel within, when birds flock in to eat them. If you find yourself enjoying this feeling, try assisting your mother in her daily chores, in whatever little way you can. Seeing that surprise and smile on Mama’s beautiful but tired face, don’t you forget to see what happens inside you! Are you seeing happiness gushing in your life? This is but natural, for it is a given natural law that when you give happiness, you get happiness!

Do you know when Param Pujya Dadashri was a young child, what he used to do? Let’s learn about it in His own words…

“Since childhood, I had this quality of obliging nature. Yes, I liked to oblige people. When I was only nine years old, my mother would send me to purchase vegetables, ‘Go and bring some vegetables.’ Now, the vegetable market was half a mile away from home. While I left from home and walked down the street, I would go asking every neighbour on my way, “I am going to buy vegetables, do you want any? If yes, let me bring them for you.”

Param Pujya Dadashri reveals His inner feelings, saying, “I was of the feeling that if I brought vegetables only for our home, how futile would that be. Therefore I would ask the neighbours and get their vegetables too. I have spent my entire life in service of others; not a single day have I thought about myself. But I’ve enjoyed it from the bottom of my heart. I liked to please others. ‘How do I make someone happy, how do I oblige people’ was something that I liked to do.”

Sharing His words of wisdom, Param Pujya Dadashri nurtures in us the virtue of serving the mankind and guides us from where to begin, “Obliging nature begins from home. Further emphasizing on how being helpful and respectful to our elders is an important aspect to be cultivated in our life.To look after our elders is the highest religion. You will receive what you give. If you are abusive towards your elderly parents all the time, you will encounter similar abuse when you grow old. You are free to do what you want.”

It may happen that elders, at times, get angry on us. But let this not dishearten us. Param Pujya Dadashri explains, when a car overheats, don’t we allow it to cool down? Similarly, our elders may have got into some conflict when outdoors, as a result of which, you see a disgruntled expression on their face when they come home. Now, rather than complaining about their disgruntled look; you must understand that they may have encountered some difficulty; and thus wait patiently until they cool down.

Did you like Param Pujya Dadashri’s teachings?!

So come, today being Children’s Day, let’s resolve to serve our elders everyday happily, heartily and respectfully!

Happy JanmaJayanti – 112!

Sunday November 3, 2019

One hundred and twelve years have passed since the birth of a phenomenal personality, Ambalal Mulji bhai Patel, also known as Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan; and yet His grace and supremacy continues to rise like never before.

A very special place has been carved in the hearts of people who have come to know of Him, or have been simply touched by His grace through Akram Vignan, the step less path to Self-Realization. It took only an hour for this science to manifest within Him, where it brought Him final answers to all the questions in this world and a new path of liberation, Akram Vignan, perfectly suitable to the current time cycle opened up.

Did all this happen in just an hour?

Well, although it might seem so externally, it was actually the result of His spiritual quest of past several lifetimes. He exhibited extraordinary qualities since childhood. When kids of His age were busy playing and studying, young Ambalal was pursuing His journey of finding the ‘truth’ through the everyday life situations.

For instance, He discovered God from one of His mathematics assignment at school. It so happened that as the teacher was trying to explain the meaning of LCM (lowest common multiple) to the students, Ambalal remarked that if we consider all these living beings around us as numbers, there exists a common indivisible factor in each of them. This common factor is God! God is in every living being, whether visible or invisible. Now definitely this isn’t what any ordinary child would be able to comprehend at that age.

This incident is just one of the many examples of the astonishing qualities He possessed right from the beginning. Be it His family life or domestic life, He demonstrated His immense spiritual wisdom in all the matters and viewed the worldly life in a very different light.

After Self-realization, it did not take long for those close to Him to notice that He had been uniquely transformed in some special way. They endearingly began to address Him as 'Dadashri' and very soon it was 'Dada Bhagwan'. He could not bear when he saw people suffering. It was His ardent desire that, “May the world attain the Happiness that I have attained.”

With this mission at hand, He travelled extensively to impart this ‘real’ knowledge that He had attained, to everyone He met. Even today, millions of people around the globe continue to be benefitted by this simple yet profound knowledge which would have been hard to attain otherwise.

On this occasion of His 112th birth anniversary, let us strive to live by His knowledge and become a part of His mission of spreading happiness and directing people onto the path of salvation.

Happy Diwali!

Saturday October 26, 2019

DIWALI is here. And seeing it come, POSITIVITY is in the air!

Everyone is in a joyous mood, busy cleaning their homes, decorating their surroundings, putting colourful rangolis, and doing shopping left, right and centre, preparing sweets and delicacies, wearing new and good clothes, visiting friends and relatives, exchanging gifts and hugs, lighting diyas and doing puja.

During Diwali, we get to see that not only homes, but every street, office, shop and temple is brightly illuminated. And above all, every heart is illuminated with LOVE and LIGHT. Do you know the reason why? It’s because Diwali is a festival that celebrates triumph of positivity over negativity, of light over darkness! (Light is a metaphor used to signify knowledge) Diwali is a festival that celebrates the spiritual victory of the positivity of Lord Rama, and also the final liberation of the Fully Enlightened Tirthankar Lord Mahavira on this day!!

Param Pujya Dadabhagwan says, “It has been going on since the period of Lord Mahavira that those who are positive will flow towards ultimate salvation, and those who are negative will go astray. Therefore we should adopt one principle in life. We should always remain positive. Never give any support to the negative. Whenever any negativity arises, we should remain silent to get rid of negativity by maintaining equanimity. Only positive will remain then. So, in your worldly affairs, stay positive.”

Param Pujya Dadashri shows an easy way to migrate from negative to positive.

“You do not have to remove anything, you only have to bring in and ‘see’ the positive. The negative will then automatically leave its place. Instead of trying to get rid of darkness, turn the light on. Be determined to remain positive and while keeping your determination, if anything negative happens or comes up, then let go of the negative and always remaining positive.”  

One may wonder, ‘why do I get negative in my life, even though I have never done any harm to others?’ To this, Param Pujya Dadashri lovingly replies, “Any suffering, harm or negative that human beings face in their life, is to make them clean of their shortcomings and flaws.”

We, very often, naturally, begin to curse, blame or speak negative of others in the name of justice-injustice.

Param Pujya Dadashri  Dadashri cautions us by holding a red flag at this point.

He says, “The world is never going to be just or unjust. However, we don’t realize the responsibility that comes (the amount of suffering that we are inviting) onto us by cursing others. Therefore, we should not say or act anything irresponsible; rather take everything positively. Do not even listen to anything negative that is being said about others. It is very dangerous.” If someone curses you and you have a bad thought about him that too is considered negative. Positive always gives happiness and negative brings nothing but great deal of grief in life.

Life with Gnani, the Enlightened One, is like everyday Diwali!!!

So, in the company (saanidhya) of Gnani, let’s illuminate our heart with the light of positivity and allow our love to reach out to each and every being in this world! May the divine light of Gnani spread into your life. Wishing you and your loved ones a positively-charged Happy Diwali!

50 new seekers took Self Realization through Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in Mombasa, Kenya on 20th October.

 

In Nairobi, India 120 new people took Gnan Vidhi (Self realization ceremony) on 13th October.

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