Happy Janmashtami!

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Janmashtami is the auspicious celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is a symbol of righteousness. In a time when evil prevailed over mankind, He took up the responsibility of saving people from the cruelty of others.

Lord Krishna rose against external enemies, but in this day and age, more than external enemies the internal enemies within us i.e.: anger, pride, deceit and greed; have taken over our lives. How can we fight this war that rages within us? How can we experience peace in every situation in our life?

Lord Krishna gave Arjun, the knowledge of the Self, on the Mahabharata battlefield, which enabled Arjun to fight the war without charging a single karma. And by attaining this same knowledge through the grace of a Gnani Purush (the Enlightened One) in a Gnan Vidhi Ceremony, we will obtain the answer to the question ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who is the doer?’ With this knowledge we will be able to solve all the problems in our life. We will experience peace no matter what happens because we will have a tool that empowers us against our inner enemies.

This Janmasthami, let us bring an end to the evil that takes shelter within us in the darkness of ignorance!

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1700 new seekers took Self Realization through a Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in Adalaj, India on 21st August.


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Happy Rakshabandhan!

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Rakshabandhan is the auspiciuous occasion where a sister ties a rakhi (thread tied round the wrist) to her brother. The tying of the rakhi symbolizes that she accepts his protection against all evil, for the rest of her life.

But what if everyone could receive permanent protection, not only for this life, but until they attain permanent liberation?

By tying a rakhi to the current living Tirthankar, Lord Simandhar Swami, we surrender our life to Him and thus accept His unflinching protection until we attain permanent liberation. By tying a rakhi to the Lord we create a sacred bond between us, asking for His protection and securing our next birth under His observance and shelter.

Who better to ask for, for permanent protection than the Lord Himself, He is the guarantor. By asking for His divine protection and tying His wrist with our ultimate faith, we can attain liberation and peace. This means that we will become free from the cycle of birth and death, and attain ultimate liberation (moksha)!

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On 14th August, 125 new seekers attained Self Realization through Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in San Jose, CA

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Independence Day is one of the most significant national festivals of India, for it was on that day, 70 years ago, that India became an independent republic.

On this day, every year, the entire country salutes the sacrifices and struggles made by countless freedom campaigners who sacrificed their lives, so that millions of Indians could lead better, freer lives in the future. What is worth noting is that they had a broad vision, where they saw a brighter future for India, even though they knew they might have to sacrifice their own lives. This was all so that we could live the life that they had envisioned for us. They had a purposeful life, didn’t they?

Why don’t we live a purposeful life and extend the vision of our forefathers to include the whole world? So let us also live a purposeful life and become the freedom campaigners to free our Self from all the worldly ties and surge ahead on the path of Liberation!

By following Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s highest statement, which says that, “Life is meant for practicing benevolence and serving others.” Making this the aim of life and praying to Dadashri to bring salvation to the world, where every living being attains knowledge of the Self.

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