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Message from BapDada for Dadi Janki (and Hansaben) via Mohiniben

25 March 2020

 

21st March 2020                  Om shanti                       

Message from Mohiniben (New York) from BapDada for Dadi Janki

Om shanti.  Hansaben, Baba’s very beloved, tireless server, Sister, when you phoned me, I sat with Baba and Baba especially said to you:  Look, see Dadi in the light of an angel.  When you touch her, then it is very soft.  When you look at her, see her as a beautiful angel.  See yourself as an angel too.  Baba also remembered Devi and said: If you do this, then with this light, you will receive a lot of might and power (shakti).  Now, create a relationship of one angel with another.  Baba gave you (Hansa) a very loving hug and said: You are serving with a very honest heart.  Look, Dadi’s body is now delicate, but if you look at Dadi as an angel, then Dadi will receive a new kind of energy.  And Dadi will meet all of you in her angelic form and play whatever part she has to play.  Baba said: Look, two scenes are being enacted in the whole world.  On one side, the Brahmin family is having yoga-tapasya.  You sent everyone a message and everyone is having that powerful yoga for Dadi.  Secondly, seeing the condition of the world, all of Baba’s children everywhere are having yoga-tapasya.  Baba said: Understand the significance of this, of how  yoga-tapasya is taking place, not just for Dadi, but for the whole world, and according to the current condition of the world, everyone is doing a lot of tapasya.  Baba said: These are the two scenes currently, but everyone is engaged in these two types of service with patience and determination.  Your service will definitely be fruitful and Dadi will get well.  Om shanti.


Loving greetings to Hansaben from Mohiniben (New York)

Hansaben, really from my heart, I am giving you a loving hug and I feel all of us are with you at every moment.  Devi is fully co-operative with you.  You just remain carefree.  You have already surrendered all the service you do to Baba anyway.  We know that Dadi has now been brought to Global Hospital.  Hearing this, I felt very good, that when any thought reaches Baba, then Baba definitely helps.  I hope all of you are well in Global Hospital in every way.  Lots of love and remembrance to all of you, for Dadi, yourself, Devi, and Jayantiben.  All of us angels are with you in every way.  Please give lots of love and remembrances to all the serviceable brothers – Ketan, Kumar, Deepak and others who are with you from Baba and from all of us.


Lots of love

B.K. Mohinben (New York)

Click here for Audio message 1

Click here for Audio message 2

 

 

News from Jayantiben in Gyan Sarovar: 24 March

25 March 2020

The scene this morning in Gyan Sarovar was an interesting one: all the Gyan Sarovar brothers have taken up responsibility of cleaning up different sections of Gyan Sarovar, since the labourers and maids who have been coming from outside to help with the work are not going to be allowed to enter for the next 10 days or more (due to lock-down in Rajasthan), so teams have been created for the various areas.

 

The Russian group that hasn’t been able to leave Gyan Sarovar for Delhi, and are likely to be here till the trains and flights start running, have also taken up the responsibility of cleaning the Dining Halls; some Russian sisters are taking care of the main areas of Dadis’ Cottage.

 

Dadi Janki is very gently recovering and it’s been lovely to see her become more and more alert. Everyone’s loving good wishes are definitely working.

 

There is a lot of tapasya going on individually and also in small groups.

 

OM SHANTI

 

 

Latest News from Jayantiben in Gyan Sarovar: 23 Mar

25 March 2020

Dadi Janki’s health is definitely improving; she is having a lot of physiotherapy, and her medications are being gradually reduced since the infection has truly gone now. There is a lot of nourishment being given. However, at her age, it’s to be expected that the repair of the body is going to take a little while, and it’s happening very, very slowly. With everyone’s love and good wishes she is moving forward. Please continue to send your loving thoughts in Baba’s yaad.

 

Madhuban has had to vacate more than 160 Double Foreigners, and according to drama and with Baba’s help, it happened just before Rajasthan went into a state of lock-down on 22 March. Shashiben, Dr Pratapbhai, Sister Gopi (London), Sister Urvashi (London) and others have been working tirelessly to have everything done as smooth as possible.

 

Most of the world seems to be heading towards lock-down or perhaps is already there.

 

All good wishes,

OM SHANTI

 

 

Message from BK Nirwair RE Dadi Janki on 21 March

25 March 2020

To our beloved spiritual family in Bharat and all foreign lands, Please accept hearty Godly love and remembrances from Madhuban.

It gives me joy to share with you the gentle progress that is taking place with beloved Dadi Jankiji's chariot, as she recuperates in Global Hospital, Mount Abu.

I spent about half an hour with Dadiji this morning (21 March). It was a sweet feeling to hold her hand, while she interacted very lovingly. Dadiji was alert throughout our time together.

Physiotherapy sessions four times a day appear to be helping Dadiji's chariot a lot, and her doctors are hopeful that she will be able to sit up in a day or so.

Hansaben, Jayantiben, Dr Pratapbhai, Dr Sachinbhai and the medical staff are taking complete care of Dadiji's needs. This progress happening in Baba's very own Global Hospital makes us feel positive that Dadiji's strength will continue to increase; we look forward to seeing her walking soon! 

I think Dadiji feels very comfortable being surrounded by Baba's children, and Dadiji's vibrations are continually spreading all over too. This is surely the result of BapDada's power, and the cooperation of our sisters and brothers across the globe, who are dedicating valuable time in meditation towards Dadiji's well-being. We trust this will continue till beloved Dadiji bounces back to her normal good health.

We cannot forget the unconditional attention and efforts of Dadiji's Ahmedabad doctors, Dr Sudhir Shah and Dr Dumbra and their teams. Dadiji's rest and recovery continues in Global Hospital.

With all of Baba's love,
BK Nirwair
Madhuban

 

 

News from Jayantiben in Gyan Sarovar: 20 Mar - Dadi Returns to Mt Abu!

25 March 2020

Greetings of love to the family!

Dadi Janki returned safely to Mount Abu on 19 March evening. We left straight from Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, to come to Global Hospital. It was a whole convoy with the Ambulance leading the way, and several vehicles following behind. Dadi is now comfortable and stable, but still quite fragile, and so please continue to send your yoga vibrations in Baba’s remembrance to support her journey.

Many thanks,

OM SHANTI

 

 

What to do to stop spreading Corona virus

16 March 2020

Om Shanti, 
Respected Nirwair Bhai and Brijmohanbhai, Also to all divine family,

Thank you for your timely decision regarding Baba Milan.

As we are all aware that the country is now heading towards Stage 3 of the virus spread. At this time the most crucial factor is not to have gatherings, small or big. Schools, Colleges, Theatres, Malls have been closed. Scientists and Doctors suggest only one method to stop the spread and that is no gatherings.

I suggest that for the next 15 days, we should have murli classes online. We will have murli on Awakening channel, Peace of Mind Channel. Apart from that every main centre sister can have murli class for the students on Skype or Zoom. The media and IT wing will take responsibility to arrange this for every centre who would like to do so.

In USA, UK and other countries, this has been the normal way of conducting murli for many years.

Family members of BKs are not happy about their family members being at the centre in a gathering. 

Baba has prepared us that there will be times where there will be no seva and we will not be able to go to murli class. 

Sharing below the figures of how it multiplied in other countries and the risk for India, as shared by a doctor. Also sharing a link of an article by a scientist. 
https://science.thewire.in/health/italy-new-coronavirus-covid-19-lockdown-exponential-transmission/  

New York
wk 1 - 2
wk 2 - 105
wk 3 - 613

France 
wk 1 - 12
wk 2 - 191
wk 3 - 653
wk 4 - 4499

Iran
wk 1 - 2
wk 2 - 43
wk 3 - 245
wk 4 - 4747
wk 5 - 12729

Italy
wk 1 - 3
wk 2 - 152
wk 3 - 1036
wk 4 - 6362
wk 5 - 21157

India 

Week 1 - 3
Week 2 - 24
Week 3 - 105

Next two weeks are crucial for India.
If we take adequate precaution and break the chain then we can tide the Corona virus Outbreak else we have a big problem in hand especially for the elderly population. So far so good. India has done well so far in its fight to contain Corona Virus. Now we are in stage 3 in which Virus spreads through social contacts & in social gatherings. This is most critical stage & number of confirmed cases spread exponentially everyday like what happened in Italy between last week of February & second week of March. From 300 to 10,000. If India is not able to manage this stage for next 3 to 4 weeks then we could have confirmed cases not in Thousands but in Lakhs. This next one month is crucial. That is why most events & public gatherings have been closed till 15th April.

 

 

Maha Shiv Jayanti Greetings from Nirwair Bhai (Madhuban)

16 March 2020

 

To the fortunate children of the One Supreme Father & Mother, Shiv Baba, and beloved Brahma Baba,
Our instrument BK Teachers and Sisters and Brothers of the divine BK family,

 

On the glorious occasion of Maha Shiv Ratri Celebrations at Pandav Bhawan and the Spiritual Museum on 17 February 2020, as we honour the 84th year of reincarnation of our most beloved Supreme Father and rising of Brahma Baba, I have the honour of conveying multimillion fold congratulations to our sisters and brothers from all 5000+ Centres in Bharat and the beautiful spectrum of countries across the globe.

 

As I write this from my Office in Pandav Bhawan, my heart is filled with warm, loving feelings on seeing so many members of the divine family, whether they are the responsible Zonal Incharges or Regional Coordinators, National Coordinators or other Senior Instruments, and Baba's loved Mothers, Sisters and Kumars who were present in Pandav Bhawan to hoist the Maha Shiv Jayanti flag.

 

How I wish the whole world could see this congregation of God's family which proves practically how God is One, and the divine creation is One no matter where they may reside around the world. We feel so very proud to be part of this family, which is responsible for transforming the iron-aged world to the golden-aged Paradise through the power of the Highest Wisdom, and the Art of Rajyoga Meditation as taught by none else than God Himself through the unique medium of Pitashri (Father) Brahma Baba.

 

May everyone rejoice this festival as the most blessed reincarnation of Supreme Father, as well as celebration of your own alokik birthday!

 

Wishing you a very, very, very Happy Maha Shivratri!

With Baba's love,

BK Nirwair

 

 

Holi Greetings from Bro. BK Mruthyunjaya, Madhuban

9 March 2020

Dear Divine Family

Please accept Hearty Greetings of Love and Peace.                                                                                                        
Let us color ourselves in the Godly remembrance of Supreme Being, share divine Love with all and invoke the New World of True Happiness and Harmony.

Happy Holi to all!

With love and Regards,
Your Spiritual Brother
Dr BK Mruthyunjaya

 

 

'Godlywood News n' Views' March 2020 edition!

8 March 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

The 'Godlywood News n' Views' March 2020 Edition is out! This is a humble attempt to give you a flavour of our thought process as we try to tell the incredible story of God's work on earth, and I am extremely pleased to place this into your hands.
'Naad-The soul version' is just released and you can find the details in this issue. Read the inspiring story of Prof. Ved Pratap Vaidik, the spiritual journey of BK Sarla and please find other usual columns. Godlywood Studio is striving for excellence and with all of your support and good wishes we are sure to fulfil our aim of taking the Godly nectar to every aspirant on the planet!

Happy reading!

With Warm Regards,
BK Harilal
Executive Director
Godlywood Studio

Click here for full report.

 

In Photos: Shiv jayanti Flaghosting Shantivan

4 March 2020

 

 

In Photos: Avyakt Milan & Shiv Jayanti in Diamond Hall

4 March 2020

 

 

In Photos: Shiv Jayanti, Pandav Bhawan

20 February 2020

 

 

 

 

Personal Contact Programme at MMV & Shantivan

12 February 2020

Dear Divine Family,

Personal Contact Programme 2020 is running at MMV & Shantivan Campus from 5th to 18th February, 2020. 400 students in total from across the country  are participating in this programme. The photos of PCP programme are included herewith for your reference.

Thanking You,
Dr. BK Mruthyunjaya
Chairman, Education Wing

 

 

News from Jayantiben in Gyan Sarovar: 11 February 2020

11 February 2020

 

On 9th evening, I was able to meet with Mohiniben of New York, who had just arrived in Shantivan from Delhi, and welcomed her to Madhuban.

 

On 10th morning, I left at 5.30am from Shantivan to go to Ahmedabad, Memnagar Centre, and then met with Dadi Janki. One of the doctors came to see her while I was there, and suggested that Dadi needed to be in the hospital for a couple more days. Dadi of course is wanting to come back to Shantivan as soon as possible, but it’s beautiful that Hansaben is able to get a recording from Dadi nearly every day in which Dadi shares her thoughts and inspirations.

 

I returned to Gyan Sarovar on 9th afternoon, and in the evening we had a Welcome Programme for the Double Foreigner group that has arrived. There are large groups from Vietnam, Thailand, and Brazil and smaller groups from other countries. Larger numbers are expected in the next few days.

 

On 11th morning, I was in Gyan Sarovar for Murli Class, and the official programme for the DFs has started now.

Chandruben from USA arrived on the 8th, and joined the Panel for the DF Welcome Programme with Meeraben and myself.

 

OM SHANTI

 

 

News from Jayantiben in Gyan Sarovar: 6 February 2020

6 February 2020

 

On the 4th, I left London to come to Ahmedabad and then Madhuban, and prior to that it was busy in London with several meetings with individuals and groups.

I met Dadi Janki in Memnagar Centre on the 5th. Dr Bhalla came to visit her, and after his treatment (for the intestine obstruction) she felt more comfortable. When I left for Madhuban, Dadi was looking fine.

On 6th morning, I went to Pandav Bhawan to read Murli, and visit Baba’s room which was really lovely.

It’s very cold on the Mount, and it’s difficult to predict how long the cold weather will last but certainly anyone coming through till mid-February should bring all their warm gear.

 

OM SHANTI

 

 

In Photos: Dec 31st Avakt Meeting & New Year Celebration

22 January 2020

 

 

News of the International Children's Retreat - The Royal Swan (25-30 Dec. 2019)

22 January 2020

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In Photos: Smriti Divas Madhuban 18th Jan 2020

22 January 2020

 

 

Celebration of BK Karuna Bhai's 80th Birthday at Tapovan

14 January 2020

Divine Family

The 80th Birthday of Rajyogi BK Karuna Bhai, Chairman, Media Wing – RERF, Chief of Multimedia and Member, Management Board, Brahma Kumaris HQ, Mount Abu was celebrated with great joy and fervour at Tapovan, Shantivan today.  Hundreds of Brahma Kumaris Sisters and Brothers from India and Overseas attended the celebration and wished him longevity.

Dadi Ishu, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Brother Nirwair, Secretary-General of Brahma Kumaris, Br Amirchand, Br Mohan Singhal, Br Bharat, Br Avtar, and many other senior brothers and sisters congratulated him on his 80th Birth Anniversary and joined the cake cutting ceremony.The brothers and sisters from various places in India presented their cultural performances followed by Brahma Bhojan.

 

 

 

Celebration of the 104th Birth Anniversary of Dadi Janki, Chief of Brahma Kumaris

14 January 2020

Divine Family,

The 104th Birth Anniversary of  Rajyogini Dr. Dadi Janki, Global Chief of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organisation, Mount Abu  has been celebrated with great rejoicing at Brahma Kumaris World  Headquarters, Diamond Hall, Shantivan on New Year's day.

 A huge gathering of twenty thousand BK Sisters and Brothers from India and overseas countries attended the celebration and wished her longevity. Giving thanks to the assembly, Dadi Janki said, "I am proud that I have reached this stage after completing the journey of 104 years. I am sustained today by all your prayers and blessings and by the strength of God Shiva. I have taken so many trips in the last year but I never feel it. I came to Baba when I was 21. Today many millions of people are trying to change themselves and change society. May the devilish tendencies infecting all people be eliminated from this world and may the kingdom of God come again. Let us run a campaign for this."

Rajyogini Dadi Ratanmohini, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Dadi Ishu, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris, Br Nirwair, Secretary-General of Brahma Kumaris, Br Karuna, Multimedia Chief, Munni Didi, Program Manager of the Brahma Kumaris, Santosh Did, Br Amirchand, and many other senior brothers and sisters congratulated Dadi and joined the candle lighting and cake cutting ceremony.

Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini said that Dadi's life is an example for all people, but especially for women. Dadi's power achieved through Raja Yoga meditation and spirituality has proven that humans can conquer nature. Br Nirwair, General Secretary of the Brahma Kumaris, said that the blessing of a hundred years for Dadi has been surpassed. Now it is a prayer that Dadi should live a long, healthy life and inspire all to establish a better society. Br Karuna said that the Dadi's longevity shows that a person develops the riches of a great personality when one is positive and spiritual.

 

 

 

Mt Abu- President of India Inaugurates 2-day National Women Convention at Brahma Kumaris HQ

12 January 2020

Abu Road (RJ): With a candle lighting, His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind,  the President of India, inaugurated the 2-day National Convention on “Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation” at the Brahma Kumaris World Headquarters in Abu Road, Near Mount Abu. Rajasthan State Governor Kalraj Mishra, Rajasthan State Energy Minister BD Kalla, and First Lady Savita Kovind also graced the occasion.

 

Honorable President of India Ramnath Kovind in his address said that he is greatly pleased to have come to an organization that is actively involved in transforming humanity for the better. Today, everyone searches for peace and tries to find it from outside things. Spirituality is the highest and best way to peace. The spiritual path leads us to good and moral conduct effortlessly. It is the culmination of all religious paths. He agreed with Dadi Janki’s view that we are all children of the same Supreme Soul.

 

Mr. President said that the Brahma Kumaris Organization is a stellar example of women empowerment in front of the world. Brahma Baba, the founder of this organization, made jewels out of many women with his spiritual principles. The Honorable President gave the title of “Jewels” to all Brahma Kumaris sisters. He appreciated Dadi Janki’s service to humanity and also her role as the Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He also referred to the efficacy of Rajyoga Meditation, as it has successfully transformed so many people. He also mentioned the appreciable services of BK Sister Shivani.

 

 

The Honorable President said that women’s issues are fairly highlighted today by organizations like the Brahma Kumaris, as it is the largest spiritual organization being run by women in the world today. Using spirituality as the means of women empowerment shows the far-sighted approach of this place. Empowering women empowers the whole society. Sensitizing society towards women is everyone’s responsibility. It is highly appreciable that the Brahma Kumaris are working actively to support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and also for Climate Change awareness. The Brahma Kumaris network is an asset to our society. Their community dining is very efficacious and famous as it brings harmony and equality in society. This organization is an apt example of how to use women’s power constructively.

 

He further said that the theme of this national conference is very relevant. Brahma Kumaris is carrying out the empowerment of women for social change in the true sense. He emphasized that a society based on equality and harmony could only be possible by empowering women. He said that women’s safety is a very serious issue. A lot of work has been done on this subject but much remains to be done. The incidents of demonic attacks on girls shake the conscience of the country. It is the responsibility of every parent to instill among boys the feeling of respect for women.

 

Dadi Janki, Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, while addressing the gathering said, Truth, Cleanliness, and Simplicity are needed.  Honesty in the Heart, Cleanliness in activities gives power. Have courage and you will receive help from the Supreme Father. She underlined who am I – I am a soul, who do I belong to – everyone belongs to the One Supreme Father, and what I have to do – benefit the world with love, peace, and happiness.

 

BK Nirwair, Secretary General of the Brahma Kumaris, welcomed all on this special occasion; BK Mruthyunjaya, Executive Secretary of the Brahma Kumaris, felicitated the President; and BK Asha, Director of Om Shanti Retreat center, well-coordinated the whole event.

 

 

BK Chakradhari, Chairperson of the Women’s Wing of the Rajayoga Education and Research Foundation, gave the experience of deep peace and silence through a guided commentary.  

 

Rajayogi BK Brij Mohan, Additional  Secretary-General of the Brahma Kumaris; Rajayogi BK Karuna, Multi-Media Head of the Brahma Kumaris; Sister BK Asha, Director of Om Shanti Retreat center and BK Sister Shivani, International Motivational Speaker, were also present at this occasion.

 

About 6,000 guests, including women leaders from all over the country and abroad, attended this event. The convention aims to focus on challenges women face and help strengthen them physically, emotionally and spiritually.

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to the Spirit of Care Retreat, 7-9 March 2020, Gyan Sarovar

12 January 2020

Reuniting with our pure essence:

The real art of caring

 

Dear Centre Coordinators, dear all,

 

The cycle of time is ending, and new beginnings call.

 

We are coming to completion, and like the conch shell echoing in the distance, we hear the call of time and of our hearts. The call to shake old identities, reunite with our original self and return once more to the pure essence of our being.

 

To do this we need to remember… remember who we are and the art of caring and kindness: caring for ourselves, others, the world and for nature - our companion.

But how can we keep the balance? How can we find the energy needed for this enquiry, for this journey back to our essence?

 

The spirit of care is a beautiful, unique retreat that gives us the luxury of time and space for spiritual enquiry. Time to reflect on the journey towards authenticity and freedom.

 

We invite you to spend 3 days to explore, share and learn as we clear the blocks on our journey forward. We will reconnect with the self and the One, ignite the flames of yoga and create the energy needed to bring us resilience and stamina.

 

This is time spent in the sacred sanctuary of Madhuban, with yourself and others. Time to create a map that guides us, and leads us to reunite with the purity, strength and beauty of our divine essence…..

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration is only available ONLINE. Please follow the link:  brahmakumaris.org/r/spirit-of-care 

Madhuban forms and travel details are to be submitted in the usual way, via the local centres.

 

If you do not speak English fluently, please make sure with your national coordination teams that there will be someone in Madhuban who can translate for you during the retreat. If you have any questions please contact valeriane.bernard@ch.brahmakumaris.org.

 

Spirit of Care Retreat March 2020:

6 March               : 10.30am                  Registrations

7 March               : from 10.00am       Pure essence

8 March               : from 9.30am         Reuniting

9 March               : till 21.30 pm          Flying

 

In Baba’s yaad,

Spirit of Care Retreat Team

 

 

Click here to download PDF format of the Retreat details.

 

 

 

A First: Divyang Seva at Shantivan 6th & 7th January

10 January 2020

Respected Divine Family. Om Shanti.

A two-day program has been conducted at Shantivan premises for deaf students from Mumbai on 6th & 7th January, 2020 for the first time in Yagya history. BK interpreters from Hyderabad & Nadiad took their classes in Sign Language. Short telefilms (1.Bachhyon ke Baba & 2.Who am I) were displayed & interpreted by BK Interpreters.

Details news and photos attached.

BK Suryamani
Divyang Seva, Social Wing
Brahmakumaris HQ
Shantivan Complex, Abu Road

News in Hindi only [Click here]

 

 

 

 

New Year Greetings 2020 from Medical Wing

3 January 2020

Dear Divine Family, Heartfelt Greetings for the New Year 2020

 

Everything about the future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure that Almighty had already planned all our tomorrows, we just have to trust him today, I heartily wish a beautiful tomorrow for you and your family. Happy New Year 2020!

 

With regards

Dr. Banarsilal Sah

Secretary, Medical Wing

 

 

New Year Greetings 2020 - Radio Madhuban

3 January 2020

 

 

Dadi Ratan Mohini : New Year 2020 Greetings

3 January 2020

Respected Divine Angels,

 

Please receive the sweet remembrances of Bapdada and Dadi Ratan Mohiniji.

 

 

 

 

New Year Greetings from Br Mruthyunjaya & the Education Wing Family, Mount Abu

31 December 2019

Dear Divine Family, Heartfelt Greetings for the New Year.

 

As we welcome 2020, let us be grateful for everything Baba has bestowed on us and introspect and reflect on how we could all emerge our divine nature, innate wisdom and positivity.  Let us stop dwelling on the past, look forward to new beginnings and fulfill BapDada's hopes and aspirations. 

 

Happy New Year!!!

 

 

In Photos: Merry Christmas Programe in Shantivan

29 December 2019

 

 

The Future of Power (FOP Retreat) at the Manmohini Complex, Abu Road, 6th to 9th December

29 December 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

 

We are pleased to advise that almost 200 guests from varied professions attended the FOP Retreat last week end. The experience of having the Retreat at the Manmohini Complex was a very positive one and people in charge of all the various departments were very cooperative and positive. The end result was that the Participants were comfortable and had very good experiences. The Schedule was a little tight but everyone fell into it very well! As you will note from the attached Retreat Schedule, the list of the presenters was formidable and in reality we gave them the whole 7 days course and more!! After the candle lighting, the Maharaja of Sirohi welcomed the guests to his State, which was very appropriate!

 

In addition, on Sunday we also took them up the mountain and the visit to the Dadi Janki park which was a great success – each participant was individually garlanded which were made from flowers from the park! The feedback session was heartwarming and ‘what will I action from tomorrow’ was an eye-opener. The visit to Pandav  Bhavan was spiritually fulfilling and the Dinner at Sukhdham was outstanding! One of the main feedback was that we should extend it to three full days!

 

All in all, it was a greatly successful Retreat!

 

Much Love

IBY,

Nizar & the FOP Team

www.futureofpower.org

 

 

 

Watch "Honorable President of India visits Brahma Kumaris' Headquarter (English Subtitles) | Awakening TV" on YouTube

21 December 2019

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A Unique Award by "World Book of Records (England and Wales) presented to Dr. Banarsilal Shah

1 December 2019

Respected Divine Brothers/Sisters, Om Shanti.

 

It gives us great pleasure in sharing the news with all of you that with the blessings of Almighty Shiv Baba and Brahma Baba, and the good wishes of the entire Brahmin family, our respected brother Dr. Banarsilal Sah ji, Secretary, Medical Wing (RERF), has been conferred with the unique award by "World Book of Records (England and Wales)" for matchless contribution in promoting the cause of Social, Cultural and Spiritual Awareness for betterment of society.

 

The Award was presented at the Shantivan HQs of Brahma kumaris amongst the midst of 1800 delegates (mostly doctors) of the Mind-Body Medicine Conference, and the august presence of reverend Dadi Janki ji, Chief of Brahma kumaris, Dadi Ratanmohini ji, Adl. Chief of Brahmakumaris, Brother Nirwair ji, General Secretary Brahmakumaris, by Dr. Sonia Rawat (President, Hamara Samarpan Trust-New Delhi) on the 22nd of November 2019.

 

This is indeed a moment of celebration and pride for the Brahmakumaris as a spiritual organization and the entire Brahmin family. Congratulations to you all!

 

With regards

Dr. Banarsilal Sah

Medical Wing Coordination Office

Rajyoga Education & Research Foundation

 

 

Godlywood News & Views - Diwali Edition

28 November 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

 

The Diwali Edition of Godlywood News n' Views is out, I feel so happy to present every single edition in front of you - as every issue splashes a spoonful of the creative workflow happening inside Godlywood Studio.

 

Visual Media is a powerful tool, unfortunately used for meaner purposes nowadays - which has great potential to change mindsets of the society. This is our aim in Godlywood Studio and it is this power of our creative media ventures that we try to share with you through 'Godlywood News n Views'.

 

Find the scintillating start and eventual entry of Godlywood Songs into Zee Music (Devotional) which is a big step towards our aim of making music a medium to transform society. Munni Didi takes the first look at the Poster of the Animated Film - 'The LIGHT' and in the Tech Corner, get acquainted with the state of the art facilities inside our audio studio.

 

Hope this issue will make interesting reading, share the soft copy with all of your friends and let us together strive to create a world of peace and prosperity.

 

With Warm Regards,

BK Harilal                                                              

Executive Director

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Regarding Registration of Guests for the Program of President of India at Shantivan on 6th Dec. 2019

25 November 2019

Most Respected Brothers and Sisters,  Greetings of Peace!

 

You are aware that Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji is visiting our World Headquarters at Shantivan, Abu Road on 6th December 2019 for inaugurating the National Convention on Empowerment of Women for Social Transformation.

 

We cordially invite participants (BK or Non-BK) from all parts of India to attend this memorable event. Due to security concerns, we'll permit only those participants who have registered for this event. The important points of concern and registration procedure are mentioned below:

 

1. In order to register for 6th December Convention, please click on the link below and fill the form. 

https://forms.gle/xX57kE2njHa6ASRH6

2. The last date of Registration is 4th December 2019. Registration is compulsory. Only registered participants will be allowed due to security reasons.

3. Arrival Date is 5th December 2019 and Departure Date is 7th December 2019.

4. Please mention a valid email id and mobile number to receive confirmation of your registration.

5. Make your travel arrangements once you receive the confirmation. Please make bookings only after receiving confirmation from the organizer.

6. Lodging & Food will be provided by the organizer. Accommodations shall be provided as per the availability. No demands for the VIP accommodations will be entertained.

7. Kindly bring your original ID for verification.

8. Please show a copy of your confirmed registration while taking accommodation.

9. In order to attend the President of India's Program, it is better to arrive either on 5th December or by early morning on 6th December 2019.

10. Nearest Airports from the Venue are Udaipur (159km - 2 hrs) & Ahmedabad (203km - 3.5 hrs)

11. Abu Road Railway Station is 5 Kms from the venue.

 

For any further assistance and concerns, please contact us:

+91 9079092434

+91 9413384876

Email: mruthyunjaya@bkivv.org

 

With love and Regards,

 

Your Spiritual Brother

Dr BK Mruthyunjaya

Executive Secretary

Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu

 

 

 

A Brief Report of LCOY-15 India (2 - 4 Nov.) held at Shantivan, Brahma Kumaris

18 November 2019

Divine Family

The world leaders have been discussing environment crisis and negotiating climate change for 24 years, yet the speed with which we drive towards our own destruction is breath-taking. The young people, as Global citizens are becoming increasingly aware that they are born into a world in crisis and they need to do something about it.

 

With this in mind, Brahma Kumaris hosted 15th Edition of LCOY at our International HeadQuarters in Shantivan, Abu Road, Rajasthan from 2nd to 4th Nov., 2019, to enhance the youth's understanding on climate change and sustainable lifestyle. LCOY-India is an annual event officially recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its official youth-constituency called YOUNGO. LCOY India.

 

The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at Training Centre on November 2nd in the presence of eminent guests which included Mr. Prabhjot Sodhi, Sr. Coordinator, UNDP India and Mr. Akash Vashishtha, Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Environment and Biodiversity and the following two days more than 15 workshops were held to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. Talanoa dialogue sessions also took place which enabled the participants to share stories, build empathy and to make wise decisions for the collective good.

 

 The key themes at the heart of our event were:

  • Communicating Climate Action & Challenges
  • Climate Justice & Peace
  • History and science of climate change
  • Compassionate Living
  • Indigenous Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Solid & Liquid Resource Management
  • Zero Waste Conscious Living
  • Indian Heritage Art and others

This conference brought together 200 young people (age between 16 and 35 years) from across India to meet, learn from, and enter into dialogue with one another. Moreover, in different workshops covering about 15 different themes, people got the chance to learn about different facets of climate change. At the LCOY, people understood that isolated actions are not sufficient and that only by creating a web of actions can we achieve the necessary impact.

 

Informative sessions were conducted on Sustainable Yogic Agriculture by BK Sumanth and Climate and Consciousness by BK Aneta Behn where the environmental initiatives of Brahma Kumaris were discussed with the audience.

The participants also took a tour of India One Solar Plant and Tapovan as a part of BK Eco Initiatives and Environmental Awareness.

 

Special class by Rajyogi BK Suraj Bhai and Meditation Sessions by Bro. David and Desert Rose Group were held to heal the planet and create fresh awareness of interconnectedness with the world around us.

 

The whole Conference successfully concluded on 4th November, with the participants understanding the need to consciously adopt  environment friendly practices and work together in creating a safer and healthy planet. The climax of the conference was the creation of a policy proposal which will be fed into the global Conference of Youth (COY). From the COY will come a synthesised policy report from all grassroots youth across the world who participated in LCOYs and will be fed directly into the Conference of the Parties (COP) - the largest international climate change conference. This is a unique way to have your voice heard on a global platform.

 

Pls find enclosed the link of photos of the event:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Xrp679MAsr4ziDpC6  

With love and Regards,

Your Spiritual Brother

Dr BK Mruthyunjaya

 

 

15th Edition of LCOY inaugurated on 2nd November at Shantivan

5 November 2019

LCOY-India is an annual event officially recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change & its official youth-constituency called YOUNGO.

The Inaugural event was graced by Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini, Rajyogi BK Mruthyunjaya, Rajyogini BK Sheilu, Mr. Prabhjot Sodhi, Sr. Coordinator, UNDP India and Mr. Akash Vashishtha, Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Environment and Biodiversity.

Mr. Prabhjot Sodhi praised the efforts of Brahma Kumaris and its presence worldwide. He urged the participants to shed the ‘weight’ of mind and explore a good life which is guided by principles. He said, “Our good actions give us the motivation and means to change things in ways needed for better life.” 

Mr. Akash Vashistha gave statistics on how environment is moving towards disaster and asked the youths to take initiative and personal responsibility to reduce impact on earth and move towards a sustainable future. The crisis of a growing global population, desertification, the contamination of water, and damage to the atmosphere itself demands a radical change in our society at every level.

Rajyogi BK Mruthyunjaya said that the mental pollution is the seed of all pollution and negativity. “A polluted mind conceives polluted thoughts, which are then translated into polluted and contaminated words and actions. Negative influences of vices of anger, greed, sex lust, attachment and ego have led to an unprecedented rise in a global pollution.   Youth should not just hope that government or other officials will magically transform our world but should focus on daily thoughts, actions and decisions that can have a positive impact on the environment.” He asked the participants to pledge to plant at least one sapling in a year.

Rajyogini Sheilu Behn said, ‘we all need to awaken greater environmental awareness. There is a deep connection between our consciousness, thoughts and actions, and their impact on the world. The values of love, compassion, sharing and caring are needed to restore the beauty of this world. The youth should focus on creating positive thoughts which can help to keep up their initiative and mobilization.’

Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji gave her blessings to all the participants and asked each to cooperate and collaborate with each other through positive actions and happy faces.

Sister BK Jayanti sent her good wishes through video in which she asked the participants to change their consciousness for a better sustainable future. BK Shivika welcomed the guests and BK Supriya coordinated the programme. 

About 200 youths attended the program. 

Please login to: http://lcoy.bkinfo.in/

Dr. BK Mruthyunjaya
Chairman, Education Wing 
Brahma Kumaris, HQ, Mount Abu

 

 

In Photos: Diwali Celebration at Manmohinivan Complex, Shantivan

1 November 2019

 

 

Diwali Celebration at Shantivan, Abu Road

1 November 2019

Abu Road (RJ): The Brahma Kumaris HQ Shantivan Campus celebrated Diwali - the festival of lights with great pomp and splendor at the beautifully decorated Diamond Hall.

Dadi Janki, Chief of the Brahma Kumaris, Dadi Ratanmohini, Joint Chief of the Brahma Kumaris,  Dadi Ishu, Joint Chief of the Brahma Kumaris,  BK Nirwair, Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, BK Karuna, Chairperson, Media Wing,  BK Munni, Program Director of Brahma Kumaris, Dr. Nirmala Didi,  Dr. Pratap Midha, Dr. Satish Gupta, BK Shashi, BK Sheilu, Dr. BK Mruthyunjaya, BK Geeta, BK Mohan Singhal, BK Bhupal, Dr. BK Banarsi, BK Ashok Gaba, BK Surya, Dr. BK Savita, BK Hansa, BK Bharat, BK Rajni (Japan), BK Santosh (Russia), BK Bhavna (New Zealand) and many senior brothers and sisters were present on this occasion.

Dadijis, Senior Brothers and Sisters talked about the spiritual significance of Diwali and wished everyone a Happy Diwali. There was a beautiful candle lighting and cake cutting ceremony as well. The Cultural Group from Ahmedabad Memnagar presented a cultural program. Thousands of Brahma Kumars and Kumaris from India and across the globe took part in this event. Sister BK Usha conducted the stage programme.

 

 

BK Mruthyunjaya Designated as the New Chairman of Godlywood Studio

31 October 2019

Dear Divine Family, Greetings of Peace!

Please be informed that Brother BK Mruthyunjaya has been designated as the new Chairman of Godlywood Studio, Manmohinivan, Abu Road, Rajasthan.  

Click here to view Letter of Res. BK Nirwair Ji.

Dr. BK Mruthyunjaya
Chairman, Education Wing 
Brahma Kumaris, HQ, Mount Abu

 

 

UNFCC Recognised Local COY Conference being held at Brahma Kumaris, Manmohinivan, Abu Road -1st to 5th November

31 October 2019

Dear Divine Family, Greetings of Peace!


You are aware of the different environmental initiatives undertaken by the Brahma Kumaris under the flagship of the United Nations and its allied organizations.

LCOY-India is an annual event officially recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its official youth-constituency called YOUNGO. LCOY-India aims at enhancing the youth's understanding on climate change and sustainable development, empowering them to contribute towards climate action locally, nationally and internationally, providing them a platform to share their experiences and giving them a space to let their voices be heard. The key outcomes of the discussions from LCOY-India are submitted and incorporated into the outcome document for global COY and critically discussed with UNFCCC’s ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) Secretariat.

Brahma Kumaris is hosting 15th LCOY at Manmohinivan, Abu Road, Rajasthan from 1st to 5th Nov., 2019.

In this event, Youth in the age of 16-35 years will participate. They will be led through panel discussions, interactive sessions and Expert Talks on topics like saving the planet, waste management, sustainable urban transport, education empowerment and awareness of youth about climate change issues etc. to inspire participants to take action.

 

The programme will be as follows:

1st Nov., 2019: Date of Arrival

2nd - 4th Nov., 2019: Expert Talks and Workshops

5th Nov., 2019: Sightseeing and Departure

 

We hereby invite BKs interested in environmental initiatives, young leaders, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, conservationists, social leaders etc., to participate in this conference. Only 250 participants will be selected based on their credentials.


One can register online at www.bit.ly/lcoy15india

 

For further details, kindly contact:

BK Shivika at +91 9079092434 or

BK Supriya at +91 7597545115 

or you can email us at mruthyunjaya@bkivv.org
Website: lcoy.bk.ooo


A Concept Leaflet is below herewith for your kind reference. Click here to download it.  
With love and Regards,
Your Spiritual Brother
Dr BK Mruthyunjaya
Executive Secretary
Brahma Kumaris, Mount Abu

 

 

Hearty Invitation_25th Annual SpARC Meeting & Retreat_08th-12th Feb. 2020_Shantivan

31 October 2019

Dear Divine Family, Om Shanti,

Please Accept Sweet Godly Remembrances from Madhuban Home.

We feel immense pleasure to announce that SpARC Wing will be conducting its 25th Annual Meeting and Retreat from 8th-12th February 2020, at Global Auditorium, Manmohini Complex, Shantivan, Abu Road, Rajasthan.

The aim of this meeting and retreat is to fulfill BapDada's expectations and also accomplish the tasks given by Him. During this meeting, we would review the results of the previous year’s projects and services done by SpARC Wing. Alongside this, some decisions would also be taken with regard to the new paradigm of Godly services, conducting conferences at Madhuban as well as at other places across India.

 

A detailed invitation letter, both in English and Hindi, is provided below. Kindly read it carefully before registering.

Click here to download Invitation Letter for 25th Annual SpARC Meeting 2020 in English.

Click here to downlaod Invitation Letter for 25th Annual SpARC Meeting 2020 in Hindi.

So, all BK brothers and sisters, either SpARCler / Non-SpARCler, who are interested to attend this 25th Annual SpARC Meeting and Experiential Retreat, can register themselves online. The registration link is given below. Kindly click the link and register yourself online. You can also register through our website: https://www.bksparc.in,

 

Link For Registrationhttps://forms.gle/y8ZnEZRQbMpQ4xdh8 

For further details kindly contact:

BK Sanjay, HQs Co-ordinator:  9785505561 / 9950616499


BK Shrikant, National Co-ordinator: 9414003497 / 7014315625


Email:  sparcwing@bkivv.org, sparcwingbk@gmail.com


Website:  https://www.bksparc.in

 

With Best Regards

BK Ambika

Chairperson, SpARC Wing

 

 

Happy Diwali from Karuna Dada Ji

31 October 2019

 

 

Diwali Greetings from Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji

31 October 2019

Om Shanti Divine Angels, Receive the sweet remembrances of Dadi Ratan Mohini Ji and all Madhuban Niwasis.


Wish you a Holy, Happy and Prosperous Diwali!


On Godly Seva
B.K.Santha Krishna for Dadi Ratanmohini
Personnel Admin. Dept., Madhuban

 

 

Godlywood Studios: Cementing our commitment this Diwali!

31 October 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

The festival of lights is filling our minds with joy and elation. To keep the festivity alive all we need is a daily dose of inspiration. Godlywood Studio exists to tap that insight from the wisdom pool of our 'Light Bearers' and channel that to you, so that the light you ignite today, remains intact throughout.

I wish you a Happy, Prosperous Diwali and a New Year full of possibilities, fun, innovation & productivity!

With Warm Regards,
BK Harilal
Executive Director
Godlywood Studio

 

 

Diwali Greetings from Bro. BK Mruthyunjaya, Madhuban

25 October 2019

Dear Divine Family,

Greetings of Light and Might on this Auspicious Festival of Diwali !

Let this Diwali be the time when we nourish ourselves with the Divine Wisdom of the Supreme and illuminate the light within to transform the self and others.

Happy Diwali to all...

 

 

Diwali Wishes from Dadi JankiJi

25 October 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Om Shanti.

Diwali wishes from the brightest 'Light Bearer' on the planet - The Spiritual beacon, the companion of GOD and the embodiment of HIS legacy, the Chief of Brahma Kumaris Dadi Jankiji . Dadi Ji gives all of us her light, might and unlimited good wishes on Diwali - The occasion is just an excuse fellow souls, all that matters is our fortune to be able to listen to her, take 'Drishti' and fill ourselves and share with the World.

Happy Diwali from TEAM Godlywood.

Click on the image to watch video:


 

With Warm Regards,
BK Harilal
Executive Director
Godlywood Studio

 

 

In Photos - Diwali in Pandav Bhawan

25 October 2019

 

 

 

 

Silver Jubilee Diwali Celebrations at Gyan Sarovar

24 October 2019

Mount Abu (RJ):  The Brahma Kumaris, Gyan Sarovar celebrated its 25th Anniversary Diwali at Academy Campus in a grand manner. The senior members of the Brahma Kumaris Family from India and abroad including BK Dadi Ishu, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris; BK Munni, General Manager, Shantivan; Dr. Nirmala, Director of Gyansarovar; BK Jayanti, Director of Brahma Kumaris in Europe and the Middle East Region; BK Karuna, Media Head of the Brahma Kumaris; Dr. Pratap Midha, Director, Global Hospital; BK Atam Prakash, Chief Editor of Gyanamrit; BK Bhupal, Manager, Shantivan, BK Ashok Gaba, Chairperson, Security Wing etc. attended this event. 

BK Karuna, Chairperson of Media Wing said that Diwali represents lighting the flame of Divine Knowledge and dispelling the darkness of ignorance. He acknowledged the divine services of 40,000 dedicated Brahma Kumaris sisters and 10,000 brothers in 140 countries of the world. 

Dr. BK Nirmala, Director of Gyan Sarovar Academy expressed her gratitude towards all the prominent personalities and audience members for attending the event. She gave special thanks to those who offered services for making this program happened at Gyan Sarovar 25 years ago.  

BK Munni, General Manager & Programme Director of the Brahma Kumaris recounted the founding days of Gyansarovar and those many personalities who had offered great services to this place. She also expressed a wish for a movie of divine services of Gyan Sarovar be made on Silver Jubilee Occasion. Sister BK Jayanti from London conveyed his good wishes for this grand event.

BK Rupesh, Anchor of the Samadhan Show of Peace of Mind Channel, gave the welcome speech.  The Madhurvani Group entertained the audience with divine songs. Sister BK Suman, National Coordinator, Education Wing coordinated the stage programme.

 

 

Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, calls for blending science and spirituality for peace and progress at the Global Summit held at Brahma Kumaris HQ

10 October 2019

Abu Road, September 28:  Vice President of India called for blending science and technology with India's rich culture of spirituality for peace, harmony, unity and development.

He said that the glorious tradition and spiritual value system of India  had never prompted it to attack other countries but has always practiced and taught peace, love, tolerance, unity and universal brotherhood to mankind . 

And only through spirituality, the long cherished goal of universal peace, love, progress and one world family can become a reality in today's society turned asunder by a culture of terror, hatred, vices and violence,he stressed.

He said this while inaugurating the four days Global Summit cum Expo organised by the Brahma Kumaris Isnwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya at its HQ at Shantivan Campus, Abu Road today.

Addressing an august gathering of over seven thousand delegates and dignitaries representing different professions from all over India and abroad, he said that spirituality and peaceful coexistence are the main aims of true religion whichever never teaches hatred, terror, violence and killings in the name of religion.

He said that Brahma Kumaris, the first and largest ladies led organisation through its global network of over eight thousand spiritual service centers in about 140 countries across continents are spreading the message of world peace, unity and brotherhood of mankind under the father hood of one incorporated God which is the need of the hour too.

He complimented the organisation for planting lakhs of trees every year, for being cleanliness brand ambassador and for spearheading the country's cause of single use plastic. 

He finally urged the global gathering to live in love and harmony with nature so as to combine nature with culture for better future of humanity.

Blessing the occasion, 104 year old head of the Brahma Kumaris, Rajyigini Dadi Janki called for developing the practice of soul consciousness in loveful remembrace of  Supreme Soul to foster and spread peace, positivity, health, harmony and happiness in self, society and nature.

While Governor of Rajasthan Mr Kalraj Mishra chaired the session, Union Minister Mr Arjun Singh Meghwal, Rajyigini and Ratan Mohini, Jt Chief of the Brahma Kumaris,  Brahma Kumaris Secretary General Rajyogi B K Nirwair, Executive Secretary Rajyogi B K Mruthyunjaya were prominent among others who shared their views.

 

 

Poster of Animated Film - The LIGHT released by Munni Didi

8 October 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Om Shanti.

Respected Munni Bahenji (The Head Quarters Program Coordinator of Brahma Kumaris) visited Godlywood Studio and in the presence of TEAM Godlywood, released the Poster of the much anticipated animated Film from Godlywood Studio - 'The LIGHT', directed by Shoojit Sircar. She appreciated the tireless efforts behind the Film and bestowed her blessings and inspirations.

The LIGHT' tells the story of Brahma Baba and the message of the Brahma Kumaris and is fast progressing towards its completion, expected to be released in the first quarter of 2020.

Please find the Film poster attached for your reference. Kindly share this with the BK family at your place and for exhibiting the full size flex-print in your zone, centres, retreat centres or any other place of your choice, kindly contact us and mention the size, the flex print will be sent to you free of cost. Exhibiting the Film poster in your place will go a long way towards enhancing the reach of the Film when it will be premiered Nationwide. I hope all of you will cooperate in this big step towards the glorification of Baba.

BK Harilal
Executive Director
Godlywood Studio
World Renewal Spiritual Trust

 

 

Service Report | National IT Conference & Retreat | 6 - 9 September

1 October 2019

Om Shanti, Greetings from Madhuban

Please kindly see the attached service report of National IT Conference & Retreat organized at Shantian, Abu, from 6 - 9 September 2019 with the theme "Awakening the Wisdom Within". 

More than 1100 IT professionals from across the country including 200+ Leaders, CXOs had joined and taken the benefit from various sessions organized during this conference & retreat. 

Thanks & Regards
BK Yashwant Bhai
HQ Co-ordinator, IT Wing
PS: To access Videos, Photos & Experiences of Senior IT Leaders - 
Please visit https://www.bkitwing.org/conf

 

 

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