This year, it was Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s ‘115th’ Janma Jayanti!!!

A grand celebration of this event happened in the auspicious presence of Pujyashree Deepakbhai at Mehsana, Gujarat, India, alongwith thousands of Mahatmas who enjoyed this event together, with great respect and reverence for their Gnani, a firm faith and conviction for the Gnan received from this Gnani, and the enormous enthusiasm and fervor for Gnani’s words and His work (Seva) flowing in every heart!

The celebrations commenced on the 3rd of November, 2022 with a grand Opening Ceremony. Amidst the beautiful lyrics of the theme song ‘Aayo, aayo, aayo, maara Dada no janmotsav aayo!’ energizing the atmosphere, Pujyashree made an enthralling entry on the event Ground as every person present there was eager and keen to have one glimpse of this icon of purity when he passed by them. Pujyashree inaugurated the event with lighting of the lamp and His humble words, “Let’s see the pure Soul in every living being and pray to Dada for their supreme well-being!”

Then began the cultural programme, featuring a nice dance performance from kids dressed in traditional outfits, followed by a skit that inspired us all to always remain positive irrespective of the adversities that we may come across in life. Thereafter, Pujyashree reiterated the message that He had given us on the Guru-Purnima Day as the ‘Homework’ for the year which was ‘See Positive and Remain Happy’; and explained how this is best enabled by the application of the Right Vision that we have received from Gnani to see the ‘Pure’ in the Real and the ‘Positive’ in the Relative!!!

More than 2,00,000 people attended this event! The Honorable Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel and the Former Chief Minister Rajnibhai too visited here, on the 4th of November and they took special blessings from Pujyashree.

Every day, thousands of people availed of the beautiful Theme park and the Children’s Park, meant to kindle the right understanding that helps each one live a happy, harmonious and blissful life. The entry fee was absolutely zero, and there was also the facility of ‘Kids Care’ so that parents could conveniently spend quality time at every dome, without having to worry about their children.

While the thriller multimedia drama show ‘Vikram Vetal Return’, teaching the significance of humanity in life, was a sheer delight; most practical tips gained in the ‘Parents ki Pathshala’ to reduce the generation gap and make a healthy difference in their child’s life, made all the parents feel quite light. As the show ‘A M Patel to Dada Bhagwan’ provided people a glimpse into Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s journey of life; ‘Main Kaun Hoon’ intrigued in them a desire to know who really am I amidst this web of relationships that surrounds me. Equally exciting were the bustling Puppet show and the Courage Lab domes in the Children’s Park, where each, in their playful and interesting way, taught children the basic lesson of living a harmonious life in a manner such that no living being is caused slightest hurt by them. On one hand, the Web Duniya and Baal-Vignan counters served Gnan to keep one’s Soul healthy and on the other, the Food Court was busy serving delicious food to keep their bodies fit and going!

A huge number of people attended Pujyashree’s Satsang, the most major attraction of this event, in person, and there were ample of them glued onto their mobile / TV sets at their office / home as well, attending the same online. By hook or by crook, one wanted to remain hooked on with their beloved Pujyashree, the most precious instrument, nominated by Param Pujya Dadashri himself to continue the mission of Jagat Kalyan and thus create a miracle in people’s day-to-day life by making their salvation possible in just 2 hours’ time!!!

On Nov 6, 2022, thousands of people took Gnan (Self-Realization) and got their Soul awakened with the grace of Gnani!!!

On the Day of Janmajayanti, Nov 7, 2022, the atmosphere on the venue Ground was totally mesmerizing. More than 16000 people availed of Pujyashree's special darshan on this day and asked for special strength from Gnani to help combat their inner weaknesses that bog them down on the path of liberation.

 

 

Diwali 2022 gifted a beautiful experience of freedom from darkness to all the Mahatmas…

Freedom from the dark fear of Corona and more importantly, freedom from the darkness of intellect-created divides and the resultant miseries and unhappiness in life!

On October 24, being the Diwali day, thousands of Mahatmas visited Trimandir Adalaj to worship Lord Mahavir, who attained Nirvana (freedom from the cycle of birth and death) on this day. They also took the blessings of Lord Simandhar Swami, the Living Tirthankar, from whom we are to attain the freedom from the cycle of birth and death, and Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who has kept the path of liberation lighted even in this severe Kalyug.

Then, as the sky dusked, the beautiful lighting on the streets and the trees, on the walls and in the halls illuminated every corner of the Trimandir Adalaj campus. While the enchanting Diwali lamps outside every Mahatma’s home dispelled the outer darkness of the New Moon day, Pujyashree, with His divine presence, kindled the light of joy in every heart of His beloved Mahatmas!

In the evening, during the special Bhakti programme, after the choisest devotional songs being sung by Mahatmas, when Pujyashree, in His turn, sang an awesome unheard devotional song, it left the audience spellbound! As the words spilled from Pujyashree’s lips, it captivated the chit of the Mahatmas so much so that the entire environment of the Dada Bhagwan Convention Hall, where this Bhakti was held, oozed a strong feeling of oneness (abhedta) within!

"While Diwali signifies the Nirvana of Lord Mahavir, it also marks the Keval-Gnan of Gautam Swami, His prime disciple", said Pujyashree!

Mahatmas enjoyed to their heart’s content a splendid New Year celebration as they got to pass the entire day in the divine presence of their dearest Pujyashree!

Early in the morning, the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mahatma Bhupendrabhai Patel, visited Trimandir Adalaj to take the blessings of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.

Later, when Pujyashree arrived at the temple, all the Mahatmas, together with Him, did the New Year Darshan of all the deities, and the Annakut too. Pujyashree offered a variety of items as prasad to Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, and graciously distributed chocolates to the crowd present in the temple. He then performed the vidhi, granting strength to every Mahatma, for following the ‘Paanch Aagnas’.Thereafter, Pujyashree came to the Dada Bhagwan Convention Hall, where He delivered the message for the New year, which was, “See positive and remain happy!” Through this message, He also invoked in Mahatmas, the inner awareness to see our ego and the intellect, the duo-generators of the anger-pride-deceit-greed which doesn’t allow us to see the positives in the other person, and as a result, makes us miserable.

Soon after the message, Pujyashree once again performed Vidhi to help us all progress on the path of liberation. Thereafter, the Mahatmas who had poured in from all over the world to attend this event in person, almost more than 10000 in number, queued up in a line and one-by-one touched the feet of Pujyashree (after more than two years of Corona) and looking into His eyes, did the Darshan of the Divine!!! This went on for almost the entire day!

Mahatmas, in the divine presence of the Gnani, asked for strength to come out of their respective weaknesses and progress on the path enlightened by Him. And the Gnani, on His part, graciously blessed everyone as this verily is His own heart-felt desire that, ‘May every living being in this world attain the happiness that I have attained!’ 

Happy Birthday Pujyashree!!!

Saturday May 7, 2022

Happy Birthday Pujyashree!!!

We all know that the country of India is a country of spirituality. For centuries, this sacred land has born countless saints and Gnanis (the Enlightened beings), under whose care, the country’s cultural and ethical fabric has taken shape and with whose nurture, people’s inner urge for spiritual progress is invoked and inspired. May 9th is the birthday of one such Atmagnani, born in this great country. A mere glance of His makes everyone pray, ‘By observing You, May I become as Humble as You!’

On His birthday, He, despite being an Atmagnani  revered by all, bows down with utmost humility before all of us and seeks our blessings for carrying out the work of salvation of the world, assigned to Him by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan and Pujya Niruma, until His last breath, with complete purity. This gesture is quite overwhelming, as we get to see an outright reflection of His humble being!

He is so divinely blessed that whatever He wishes or prays for, His prayers are answered in no time!! Yet, He bows and asks for blessings from all of us. Such is the Humility that forms His core, and that is why everyone loves Him more and more!

We all may have heard, “Namey te sahu ne Gamey”, meaning ‘Everyone likes a person who is humble’

While explaining what being humble means, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, To bend down completely to the other person, even before that person has gestured to bend down a little, to bend down even if that person is arrogant or inflexible with him. Otherwise, what is human nature like? To retaliate and show arrogance, if the other person is being arrogant. But to yield in at that time is a sign (of humility that suggests) he is heading towards ultimate liberation.” This is exactly how Pujyashree is.

Any Seva without anger, pride, greed and deceit, goes towards the side of liberation (Moksha)

The service of imparting knowledge of the Self to the spiritual seekers and resolving their queries such that they can reach their destination, is rendered by Pujyashree very much without anger, pride, greed and deceit; with all the nobility, humanity and commitment, maintaining total sincerity and utmost purity. That’s the reason why even the most elderly want to follow Him!

Pujyashree Deepakbhai explains:

“When a tree gets fruits on it, do the branches start bending or do they stand upright? They bend…. As the person develops, he becomes more humble, more courteous. The ego then does not interfere and meddle. Even when one has the authority and power, he does not exercise it. He would always believe, ‘I am smaller than everyone here.’ A person with good values is full of humility.”

Anyone who Sees Him wants to Become like Him!

 But how? Pujya Deepakbhai teaches how we also can develop this virtue of humility:

“It is very simple. If we see someone being rigid, not bending, at that time, we should not see his mistake or get agitated that, ‘what type of a person is he?. He is a useless person.’ We should not look at his faults. On the contrary, we should think, ‘Oh! We do not like what he is doing. But in case something similar happens to us, do we also do the same (behave in the manner the other person did)?’ We should check that! Then we will find that even we tend to make similar mistakes as him. If we look within and repent for our mistake, then we will be rid of that mistake. And if someone is straightforward, humble and down to earth, we must feel, ‘He has such good qualities.’ By appreciating these qualities in others, we too will acquire them!”

Pujyashree Deepakbhai is called an Atmagnani because He dwells in the experience of the Soul. And for us, the followers of Gnani, Gnani verily is our own Soul! So on this day, when it is Pujya Deepakbhai’s birthday, with absolute humility and oneness, to Him let us all pray, ‘By observing You, May I become as Humble as You!’ And with His gracious blessings, we shall surely get there!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Thursday May 5, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day!  

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely Moms in the world!

As you may know, every year, the second Sunday in May, is specially marked as the International Mother’s Day for the celebration of motherhood.

Mother is the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world!

The contribution of hers is unparalleled, for she is aware of her child’s needs more than anyone else.

To start with, she is the one who brought us into this world! And even before we came into this world, did we have to worry about any of the arrangements to be done? No!

She provided us the shelter and took good care of us while we were cosily residing in her womb. And when it was time for our arrival on this Earth, it was our Mother, who meticulously made sure that everything that was essential for us was made available to us, in time – our baby-cap, the hand-gloves, the socks, blankets, bib, diaper, the maternity ward and the rest – everything was kept all ready, isn’t it?! And then, it was this mother that taught us how to talk, walk and going ahead, face life.

This is the reason why the Mother holds a special position in every child’s life!

Mother’ happens to be the most naturally secured abode for any child. The warmth of her love is like a hard shell wherein the child feels very safe. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan has beautifully described how the love of a Mother is the highest form of worldly love.

A mother herself may be illiterate, but the efforts she takes for her child’s education is nothing less than a well-educated mother. Similarly, where the family is not financially sound, the mother has the expert knack to manage the household expenses such that she always has enough for her child’s education and other basic needs and to fulfil her child’s wishes too, somehow. Even in the cruellest of circumstances, a mother does not crumble, only so that her children should not feel the void. She holds her ground strongly so that her little ones can soar to great heights.

In every struggle of life, the blessings of mother play a crucial role. Whether she is present or has passed away, she is before our eyes or away from us, her blessings walk along with her child, always!!

The prime responsibility of grooming the child is assigned to the ‘Mother’

This role of mothers is not at all easy. Yet, every mother, in her own little ways, tries her best to help her child grow into a good human being. And the sacrifices that she makes for this purpose cannot be expressed in words. In the lullabies she sings when her child is in the cradle or the stories of saints and Enlightened Ones she narrates when her child is growing up, at every step of life, she is guiding and directing her child to do what’s right from the religious, or still better, the spiritual standpoint…. just like Jijamata left no stone unturned to mould Shivaji into a brave warrior and like Ma Jashoda who, although had not given birth to Krishna, but nurtured Him with such love and warmth that her Baby Krishna grew up into the most revered Vasudev Krishna!

So come, let’s do something special for all the Mothers of the world, this year!

Let us all children make a Mother’s day special prayer to God, “Dear God, Please bless our Moms with the strength to render this special role of ‘Mother’ that has been conferred upon them, in the best possible manner; such that they are able to successfully build a strong foundation of strong ethical and moral values while bringing up their children - making them truthful, courageous, fearless and virtuous and then graciously gift these children for the service of society and the salvation of the world!”

Lord Simandhar Swami is the Living Tirthankar (a Living God). ‘Tirthankar’ is a very rare and the ultimate status that one can attain in this world!

A Tirthankara is One, who in his penultimate human birth, harbours an extraordinary strong intent that of ‘Sarva Jeev Karu Shaasan Rasi (May I inspire every living being towards salvation)’. The energy of this intent is so strong that he ends up creating the most auspicious Tirthankar-naam-karma.

A Living Tirthankar’s power is such - by his mere Darshan, a deserving person attains Keval Gnan!

To grace people with Keval Gnan (the final spiritual state of absolute Self-knowledge) is the sole privilege of a Living Tirthankara only, no one else can!

But as we all know, Lord Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankar of the present time half-cycle, has already attained Nirvana and has reached Moksha almost 2600 years ago. In fact, all the 24 Tirthankars have left this Universe before the end of the 4th era and have become Siddh Bhagwan now. Namo Siddhanam! We offer our heart-felt obeisance to all the Siddhas!!!

So Bharat Kshetra today is without any Living Tirthankara and it shall remain so until the next Tirthankara will be born at the beginning of the third era of the next time half-cycle, which means almost another 81,500 years. Consequently, one cannot attain Keval Gnan (Absolute Knowledge) and then ultimate liberation (Moksha), from the Bharat Kshetra (where we live today) in the present time.

Although no Living Tirthankar is in Bharat Kshetra, 20 Tirthankars are alive in Mahavideh Kshetra

Today is the Janma Kalyanak of all the 20 Tirthankars, living in the Mahavideh Kshetra. And of these, Shree Simandhar Swami Bhagwan is the closest to our Bharat Kshetra. Also, he has a subtle bond with our Kshetra as a result of his past karmic deeds. Hence, by praying sincerely to this present Tirthankar, Arihant Simandhar Swami, we, the living beings residing in this Bharat Kshetra right now, can certainly go to him in our next life and with his grace, attain Keval Gnan and ultimate Nirvan. Namo Arihantanam! We offer our heart-felt obeisance to the Arihant Bhagwan!!!

Moreover, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan always said that when Lord Simandhar Swami's idols and images shall be placed in every home and when these idols and images will be worshipped with deep reverence and His aarti be sung in every home, when His temples are constructed all over, there will be heaven on Earth!

Gnani Purush (the Spiritual Master) is the precious link that takes us to Lord Simandhar Swami

In the present condition, here in the Bharat-Kshetra, Aatma-Gnan can be received only from the Living Gnani! And after receiving Aatma-Gnan, when we finish our karma of the Bharat-Kshetra, thereafter one more birth remains, which happens near Lord Simandhar Swami. There, when we finish all our karmic accounts, we reach Keval Gnan i.e. the Absolute Knowledge of Pure Soul. And when that life ends, we attain Nirvaan, the ultimate salvation, after which there is no birth and rebirth.

Thus, the Living Gnani Purush is our primary link today for our ultimate salvation. Our heart-felt obeisance to the Living Gnani!!!

Our present Human life is invaluable

We are already in the 5th Era. And the 6th Era is the next to come, when there will be neither religion nor anything like humanity shall exist at all.

Therefore, now that we have got this precious human life and since we’ve been fortunate enough to have received these important learnings in this life, which help us know that:

  • there is Moksha (the ultimate liberation),
  • there is this Living Tirthankar, Lord Simandhar Swami, born in the Mahavideh Kshetra, through whom we can receive Keval Gnan (Absolute Knowledge) and reach to Moksha and
  • there is this Living Gnani, through whom we can receive Aatma-Gnan and reach to Lord Simandhar Swami,

 Let us absorb these learnings deep into our heart and make it our goal that:

  • this human life is for the purpose of attaining the Soul from Gnani and by following his words finishing all our karmas of Bharat-Kshetra,
  • and not for living a life doing raag-dvesh(Attachment and Abhorrence), or doing yours and mine, or indulging in good and bad, in Moha (Illusory attachment) and Kapat(Deceit), in jealousy and envy, or remaining engrossed in passions of anger, pride, deceit and greed.

So come, on this auspicious day, let’s pray with all our heart to Shree Simandhar Swami that, ‘Oh Lord Simandhar Swami, May all meet Gnani’s grace in this life and with His grace, may we become worthy enough to reach You soon!’

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