International Volunteer's Day

Sunday December 5, 2021

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the Enlightened being, has said:

“The law of Nature is such that if you give what you have to others, then Nature shall manage all your needs. This is the bottom line of Spiritual Science. This is the sole purpose of this human life. The essence is that your mind, body and speech should be used for others’ benefits, selflessly.”

A Strong Determination and Dedication to Serve – The Dada Bhagwan Foundation Sets an Example

In India, when the second wave of Covid pandemic became nastier, it triggered many challenges for the healthcare system and the economy as a whole.

However, with the tagline of “Manav Mandir ni Seva” meaning ‘Service to the human body which is considered a temple’ and along with the principles of compassion, purity and sincerity, the Dada Bhagwan Foundation, a non-profit spiritual organization’s COVID relief measures were on, in full force. Its frontline and secondary warriors, of whom many were volunteers, relentlessly served both, the local and the remotely located patients across India, 24x7.

These volunteers neither bothered about time, meals, rest or any other personal needs. Nothing seemed to shatter their hope or relief initiatives; not even the acute shortage of medicines or staff! Their only focus was on the effective recovery of the patients and motivating their families to pray and persevere. Above all, “Treatment first, Cost secondary; Even if we manage to save one life, the whole effort and cost are worth it” was the noble intent they all worked with!

Not only the medical team alone, but numerous other teams stood with them in this difficult hour shoulder to shoulder to help facilitate, to the extent possible, a smooth and normal life of every resident of the Amba Township and Simandhar City, wherein this organization is headquartered.

Home delivery of hot nutritional meals thrice a day, and that of medicines, grocery and all essential items was done with precise care and diligence. Ambulances were run and transport facilities were provided for the to and fro travel for Covid emergencies, tests, check-ups and treatment purposes.

Special care and attention was provided to the weak and the old, the sick and the poor so that none of them felt neglected and every need of theirs could be addressed compassionately. Thus, with the maximum support of a good amount of volunteers, a whole lot of people were able to fight and withstand the big crisis with minimum difficulty and plenty of ease.

Volunteering is a Part of the Daily Routine Here

At the Dada Bhagwan Foundation, volunteering is an integral part of almost everyone’s daily life. It is so much so ingrained into one’s daily routine that life without ‘Seva’ is hard to imagine here.

From the construction of houses to the maintenance of societies, from the grooming of youth to the caring of the old, from the bhojanshala to the dharamshala, from academic education to the spiritual studies, from serving parents to serving Gnani, be it any small activity or a mega event conducted by the organization, it thrives on pure Volunteer service, rendered by all with utmost love and care that, ‘May no living being be caused any hurt through my thoughts, words or actions.”

This is because Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan Himself constantly lived with the intention of, ‘What difficulty does the other person have, how can that difficulty be removed?’ And that is why an unconditional compassion manifested within Him. A spectacular, spiritual Science of Akram Vignan manifested in Him.

Today, on the International Volunteer’s Day, let’s bow our heads with feelings of utmost respect for all the volunteers around the world who have dedicated their mind, speech and body in the silent service of others, and pledge to volunteer our mind, speech and body too to constantly serve others.


Happy Birthday Pujya Niruma!

Monday November 29, 2021

Pujya Niruma was born on 02nd December 1944. Being the youngest among the five siblings, Pujya Niruma was brought up with great love and care. On meeting Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, she felt as if she knew him since past many life times and a strong desire arouse within her to serve Param Pujya Dadashri until her last breath.

She not only had an ardent desire to serve Param Pujya Dadashri, but she also possessed those qualities that helped Param Pujya Dadashri mould her into a valuable instrument to serve His mission of world salvation.

Let us today learn about one of the many such qualities that she possessed.

Pujya Niruma’s Celibacy

At a young age of 24, Pujya Niruma attained Self Realization from Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who enlightened her and thus made her taste the experience the blissful state of the pure Soul within.

Thereafter, Pujya Niruma gained her basic lessons for practicing brahmacharya meaning celibacy, directly from and in the presence of Param Pujya Dadashri. Once receiving some hint from Param Pujya Dadashri for any mistake that she committed, she never failed to let the same repeat again. So determined was she!

Having a background of being a daughter belonging to a rich family, she had a collection of hundreds of sarees. While she was in service of Dadashri, she used to put on a white saree and while in her hospital internship and other places, she used to put on the coloured ones. Once an incident occurred when Param Pujya Dadashri remarked to her that if you want to follow a celibate’s life, wearing coloured sarees is not appropriate. From that day onwards, she gave away all her coloured sarees and wore only white sarees to maintain the kind of simplicity that graced a celibate.

Also, Pujya Niruma liked wearing diamond earrings. Once Param Pujya Dadashri asked her, “Can you see these earning that you are wearing?” Pujya Niruma replied, “No.” So, Param Pujya Dadashri inquired, “Then, who do you want to show these earrings to?” Listening to this remark of Param Pujya Dadashri, she immediately removed those earrings; and thereafter never wore them back. Such was her respect and dedication towards Param Pujya Dadashri’s remarks that were made to free her from all her illusionary attachments.

After the demise of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, she single-handedly began the work of spreading Akram science among people. At times, she had to travel from place to place in a local vehicle, fully loaded with men, she being the only woman among them. Yet she kept her spirit on for the mission she was determined to serve and at the same time observed fasts as a sign of atonement to maintain her celibacy.

Pujya Niruma’s Power of Brahmacharya

Her powerful fire-like celibacy made both, the men as well as women, realize that she was an uncommon and extraordinary person amidst the crowd. Just by seeing her, the intent of following a celibate life got ignited among many youth. Without any hesitation, they right away surrendered in her feet, vowed to follow celibacy throughout life and dedicated their life in the service of the world salvation mission.

Param Pujya Dadashri once remarked that she has a capacity to give spiritual lessons to hundreds of monks. Such was her Purity in life as a celibate!!

On the auspicious occasion of Her Birth Anniversary today, let us all pray that may we also, as per her desire and with her grace, become an instrument of world salvation, as Pure as Her and help spread Param Pujya Dadashri’s Akram Science in whatever little ways we can, so that it reaches every corner of the World!

Can there be a better birthday celebration than this of a Person like Her?!

It was 17th of November 2021 morning, and the clock was about to strike 10!

Cool breeze was blowing, every face was glowing, perfectly poised, without any noise, hundreds of eyes, waiting to behold those divine eyes that hold the amazing power of salvation of mankind. Yes, it was time to get to see Pujyashree! After two long years, the wait was FINALLY about to get over!

‘JJ114’ - there couldn’t be a better occasion than this for the thousands of followers, to release their locked emotions of devotion for their beloved Gnani after almost two years post-lockdown, following the COVID pandemic. People from different parts of the country and the world had gathered on the sacred soil of Adalaj to celebrate Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s 114th birth anniversary!! 

Most of the people attending this event have never seen Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, live. But the manner in which the unique and ubiquitous Akram Vignan is influencing and transforming every aspect of their life, every person feels greatly indebted to Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan for having gifted this Vignan to the world; and they feel equally indebted towards Pujya Niruma and Pujyashree Deepakbhai (in whom people can see their Dada Bhagwan ‘LIVE’ Pratyaksh) for tirelessly helping each one understand and practice this beautiful science in its right spirit!

The event lasted for five days, Nov 17 – 21, which included Q&A Satsangs that happened daily twice a day, and light entertaining spiritual programs of Bhakti, Video film and Garba were conducted in the evening every day.

18th November 2021 was the Big Day of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s Janma Jayanti, celebrated with utmost faith and devotion, and great enthusiasm and fervour. Pujyashree Deepakbhai did the Pujan-Aarti of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and on behalf of all of us, bowed in the lotus feet of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and garlanded Him. The biggest attraction of this day was the ‘Darshan’ of Gnani, a priceless gift distributed by Gnani for the benefit of all! The atmosphere was truly electrifying. Followers, while sitting in the presence of Gnani, also sought strength to come out of the specific weaknesses that still have a stronghold on them and hence are not allowing them to progress at the pace they wish to.

The Q&A sessions were simply awesome. Each question signified one’s unflinching desire to liberate, and each answer prescribed the exact scientific understanding one ought to imbibe so that we can be liberated easily and happily. It was an interesting sight to see every questioner put forth their question with a worrisome expression, and in a couple of minutes, they are wearing a smile, relieved of all tensions! The magic of Gnani was in the air, as it solved and resolved every query, every fear, every concern and incredible miseries of the masses!

This event also saw the launch of the Dada Bhagwan TV - a Smart TV app, which works on the Smart TV as is, and on an ordinary TV, with an Android TV stick or a Fire TV stick. This app thus opens up one more avenue to enjoy the Akram Vignan resources from.

‘Hindi Swaramna – 6’, a new collection of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s melodies in Hindi, too was released online. We can access these songs and listen to them anytime, and can also download them for free.

On this auspicious occasion, the followers of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan got an opportunity to welcome one more Dada Bhagwan’s follower, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, the newly-elected Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat. Sharing his experience before everyone, he said that his awareness as a Pure Soul has enhanced even more amidst the busy life and the new responsibilities that he had not asked for, but has been entrusted with. All the followers offered him their best wishes and Pujyashree gave him special blessings for rendering his honest services for the welfare of the people of the state.

The mega-event ended with Gnan-Vidhi, a Bhed-Vignan process to help spiritual seekers attain Self-Realization. It was an icing on the cake as both, the old as well as new followers enjoyed this program, conducted by Pujyashree, in person, after a very long time, owing to the Covid situation.

Happy Janma Jayanti 114

Monday November 15, 2021

Happy Janma Jayanti 114

Today’s the 114th birth anniversary of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, a spiritual revolutionary of today’s era!

Although He was born 114 years ago, He continues to live in the hearts of millions of people around the world even today. Thousands of people were fortunate to have met Him personally while the others know Him through the science of Akram Vignan propounded by Him.

Param Pujya Dadashri possessed a special quality of analyzing things around Him and drawing a meaningful conclusion from what He observed or experienced, which eventually led to the unravelling of this fantastic spiritual science within Him.

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan was born on the 14th day of the bright half of the month of Kartik as per the Hindu calendar in Tarsali village in Vadodara district. He was a contractor by profession but was always spiritually inclined. At the age of 50, in June 1958, Akram Vignan naturally manifested within Him, when He attained Self-Realization, while waiting for His train on the Surat railway station. Thereupon His Soul was awakened!

Janma Jayanti i.e. His birthday is considered as one of the most auspicious days, as on His Janma Jayanti, we do darshan of the Dada Bhagwan (the Absolute Soul), manifested within Him.

Param Pujya Dadashri used to say, “I'm not Dada Bhagwan, I am A.M. Patel, the One who is awakened within me is Dada Bhagwan.”

Thus, Mahatmas seek blessings of this Dada Bhagwan on the very special day of Janma Jayanti and ask for strength to come out of their weaknesses and overcome all the obstacles that are obstructing their progress on the spiritual path. We often pray to the Lord on our birthdays, but here, we are fortunate enough to be celebrating the Lord's birthday and get blessed with immense glory.

So come, let us all together celebrate this occasion of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s 114th birth anniversary by making a firm determination to live by His given knowledge and break-free from all the bondages of anger, greed, pride and lust.

Happy Children’s Day!

Friday November 12, 2021

Happy Children’s Day!

14th November is a special day for every child in India, as it is the birth anniversary of their beloved Chacha Nehru!!

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, loved children so dearly, and hence after his demise, his birthday has been chosen to be celebrated as the Children’s Day. Nehruji would always say, “Children are like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.”

Now, whilst ‘nurturing’ is an important aspect for child development, ‘learning’ plays an equally vital role on the part of children!

Let’s understand how.

While every child’s brain is wired to learn from his surroundings, it is commonly observed that each child is unique in their capability of learning, even when they may be growing up in a similar environment of relationships.

This capability is the result of an accumulation that has happened over his numerous past lives. It depicts the inner development of the child and is demonstrated in terms of the wisdom that the child exhibits through his thoughts, words and actions, from quite a tender age.

While sharing his own life story, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan beautifully illustrates the characteristics of a child that grows up being wise:

The one with practical wisdom, even when he’s only a small child studying in school, has all the calculations of how much is the inflow and how much is the outflow at home; he has a complete account of the kind of burden that lies on his parents’ shoulders; and is all the time conscious of the fact that his parents should never get over burdened by any futile expenditure from his side.

So, even while a student, he has this kind of awareness in his mind; which gets reflected in his actions too, in the form of his relentless service to parents.

Such a child is versatile!

His attention is all around - on what his parents are going through at any given point of time, how the money flows into the house, where all it gets expended, the loss-making areas, the kind of hardships that his parents are facing – everything is in his notice.

‘No sooner I finish my school, I want to get back to help my parents’ is a thought, weighing on his mind, all the time.”

So come, while our parents and teachers are doing their bit by ‘nurturing’ us with love and care, we children, on our part, make a vow to focus on the ‘learning’ part of it!

Today, on the Children’s day, we shall take up the promise to recognize the hardships that our parents undertake so that we grow up into good human beings and be grateful for their painstaking endeavours to make us responsible individuals, by learning even from their unsaid words and serving them earnestly, without them having to ask for anything. That will ensure our good development. So, shall we?!

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