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Saturday, September 30, 2006

What is Brahma Kumaris

So, today, I would like to begin my sharing with the history and the founder of Brahma Kumaris to let you know how it started. Of course some of you might be curious about what Brahma Kumaris is.

Brahma Kumaris was founded in 1936 in Hyderabad, Sindh (now part of Pakistan, but at that time part of colonial India) by Dada Lekhraj, who had a series of visions depicting world transformation. In 1937, he formed a managing committee of eight young women and established an informal group that grew into the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is a non-governmental organization in general category consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in consultative status with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and is affiliated to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

This organization has its headquarters at Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India with over 7000 centres in 103 countries, territories and islands. As a learning community, it currently has more than 800,000 regular students seeking to strengthen their ability to live by their own higher nature and to improve their contribution to society through spiritual education and reflective practices.

To trace back the founder's history, Dada Lekhraj was a successful and much-respected jeweller. In 1936, aged 60, when most of his colleagues were planning their retirement, he entered into the most active and fascinating phase of his life, during which he became known as Brahma Baba. Drawn to invest more time in quiet reflection and solitude, he began to experience a series of powerful visions that continued periodically over several months. Through them, he received new insights into the innate qualities of human souls, the mysterious entity of God and the process of world transformation. The intensity of the messages conveyed by the visions was such that Brahma Baba felt compelled to wrap up his worldly business and devote himself to understanding the significance and application of this revealed knowledge.

He spent the last 33 years of his life bringing people of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds together to rediscover and develop the spiritual dimensions of their personal lives and to integrate this into their world. Brahma Baba insisted that his role was that of an instrument and example, and not that of a guru. He recognized God, the Being of Light, the Benevolent One, as the primary inspiration for the Brahma Kumaris and their work, and directed everyone's attention towards God. After the partition of India and Pakistan he moved with the other founding members to Mt. Abu in India, where he remained until his death in 1969.

So, that is all for today... Coming up next, I will post and share more comments about the topics on the Foundation Course and Raja Yoga Meditation that I have attended.


Anonymous said...

thanks brother,

om shanti,

waiting for your next post,


Gitesh uppal

Anonymous said...

Dear Brother Om Shanti.
Your story is not correct.
check www.brahmakumaris.info for details

Anonymous said...

wake up! wake up! See!

What a shame!

BK Miriam

Rahul Sonawane said...

om shanti brother
Your site is very good and it provides a lot of information regarding the spiritual knowledge of brahmakumaris.

BK Pranabjyoti said...

Om Shanti Bhai/Brother...

For those who are new in BK, pls ignore the post by the "Anonymous" above. The information in the site


is as wrong/fraudulent/negative as his mail id and possibly his name...

@All new BK::Am with BK, for almost 1 year. I came to BK just to know what they teach, and I am thankful that I did so because BK has shown me the way to peace and happiness. Belive me BK will bring peace and happiness to your life. Go to BK class, practice Rajyoga, listen to Awekning with BK and I assure you, your life will change to a better life...best life.

@Anynomous: Don't despair brother, there is still time to improve yourself. But don't wait till the time is over. Om Shanti.

BK Pranabjyoti

Anonymous said...

If you don't have time to go to the centre and read or listen fresh murlis plz visit http://divinevirtues.weebly.com/ website to read main points of Murli in Hindi.
Om Shanti


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