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Old 27-06-2020, 12:02 PM
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Dadi Janki, leader of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, departs for heavenly abode

Dadi Janki ( 1 Jan 1916- 27 march 2020) was the chief administrative head of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, the world's largest and only spiritual organization led, administered and taught by women and which have 9000 service centers spanning across 170 countries in the world.

Dadi Janki was often considered as the lone female equivalent of the Pope or Ayatollah or Shankaracharya or Dalai Lama in a religious world overwhelmingly dominated by male leaders.

Dadi, which means 'elder sister' in Indian language, trained and prepared thousands of female spiritual teachers for decades, who are now engaged in imparting values and spiritual teachings around the world.

She has conducted lectures and seminars at various national and international events for the promotion of human values and the empowerment of women around the world. Through her many years of work, Dadi Janki has provided guidance and support to many, counseling them in a variety of areas, including emotional and psychological problems, family relationships and substance abuse.

Her daily routine started at 3 am in the morning for meditation till 7 am. Her breakfast included oatmeal, upma and fruits followed by khichdi ( a dish of lentils and vegetables) in lunch and condensed soup of vegetables in dinner.

In 1978, Scientists at the Medical and Science, Research Institute at the University of Texas, USA examined the brain wave pattern of Dadi Janki. She was described as the most stable mind in the world as her mental state remained completely undisturbed despite various kinds of external stimuli being applied. It was found that she emits delta waves even at trying times, leaving examiners surprised.

(Delta brainwaves are slow, loud brainwaves- low frequency and deep penetrating, like a drum beat. They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. Healing and regeneration are stimulated in this state.)

She attributes her equanimous mental state to Raja Yoga meditation. Sharing tips for a calm mind, she said, "We waste a lot of time criticizing others instead of focusing on ourselves."

In 2004, she was awarded Grand Cordon of the first order of Al Istiklal (the Medal of Independence) by HM King Abdullah of Jordan for her humanitarian services to the world.

In 2005, The Peace Abbey presented Dadi Janki with the 2005 Courage of Conscience Award for a lifetime dedicated to the service of humanity.

In 2019, at the age of 103, she travelled almost 72000 km in India and across the world for her services. Upon her death, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated: "Janki Dadi worked diligently for the society. Her efforts made a positive difference in the lives of many people ." The Indian president President Ram Nath Kovind stated that her contributions in the fields of spirituality, social welfare and women's empowerment had been invaluable.

Dadi Hirdaya Mohini has now taken charge as the chief administrative head of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris at present replacing Dadi Janki.

The Janki Foundation for promoting spirituality in Healthcare, was inspired and launched by Dadi Janki in December 1997 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, and which advocates a healthcare model that combines the best of modern medicine with complementary approaches and spirituality.

The President – About Dadi Janki


Dadi Janki has also published several books, including Companion of God, Wings of Soul, and Pearls of Wisdom.

Some wise sayings of Dadi Janki...

“Yoga is awareness, a Sadhana of human to divine consciousness. The modern system looks after just physical health, whereas the term Health, encompasses a complete mental, social, physical and spiritual well-being. Raja Yoga meditation changes the internal physiological response to environmental circumstances, thereby creating an adaptive and positive response. The power of the mind to resist disease is increased enormously as the subconscious level is healed and higher consciousness is awakened.”

“At least, put an end to the crisis within your own mind when you can’t do much about the crisis outside of you. Flexibility means converting your problems into teachers. Never lose hope, never give up — if the task is given, you will also get the power to fulfil it. Light and Might are with you as your Right from God. You can bend only when you are strong. Be like the lotus, take what is useful but do not let the dirt spoil your beauty. Sorrow makes one sick and scared, so do not take it from anyone. If you allow the negative in word, thought or form to enter you, then it is due to your weakness. Always ask what you have to do at this moment in time and not past or future.”
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Old 28-06-2020, 08:13 PM
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Beautiful post,but i can't hold back.
Daddy junkie?

(Now this is what i call a badass name).
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:12 AM
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The Prajapita Brahmakumaris is the only spiritual organization in the world led, administered and taught by women.

They are a monotheistic sect that worship God Shiva as an incorporeal point of light, and considers Him the same as Jehovah, Ahura Mazda, Allah in other monotheistic religions.




The Brahmakumaris are the recipient of 7 UN peace awards for their efforts promoting global peace and harmony.They have centers in almost every country around the world and offer free 7 day courses teaching their religious philosophy and meditation techniques.

https://www.brahmakumaris.org/centre-locator
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:48 AM
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Dadi Janki ( 1 Jan 1916- 27 march 2020) was the chief administrative head of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris, the world's largest and only spiritual organization led, administered and taught by women and which have 9000 service centers spanning across 170 countries in the world.

Dadi Janki was often considered as the lone female equivalent of the Pope or Ayatollah or Shankaracharya or Dalai Lama in a religious world overwhelmingly dominated by male leaders.

Dadi, which means 'elder sister' in Indian language, trained and prepared thousands of female spiritual teachers for decades, who are now engaged in imparting values and spiritual teachings around the world.

She has conducted lectures and seminars at various national and international events for the promotion of human values and the empowerment of women around the world. Through her many years of work, Dadi Janki has provided guidance and support to many, counseling them in a variety of areas, including emotional and psychological problems, family relationships and substance abuse.

Her daily routine started at 3 am in the morning for meditation till 7 am. Her breakfast included oatmeal, upma and fruits followed by khichdi ( a dish of lentils and vegetables) in lunch and condensed soup of vegetables in dinner.

In 1978, Scientists at the Medical and Science, Research Institute at the University of Texas, USA examined the brain wave pattern of Dadi Janki. She was described as the most stable mind in the world as her mental state remained completely undisturbed despite various kinds of external stimuli being applied. It was found that she emits delta waves even at trying times, leaving examiners surprised.

(Delta brainwaves are slow, loud brainwaves- low frequency and deep penetrating, like a drum beat. They are generated in deepest meditation and dreamless sleep. Healing and regeneration are stimulated in this state.)

She attributes her equanimous mental state to Raja Yoga meditation. Sharing tips for a calm mind, she said, "We waste a lot of time criticizing others instead of focusing on ourselves."

In 2004, she was awarded Grand Cordon of the first order of Al Istiklal (the Medal of Independence) by HM King Abdullah of Jordan for her humanitarian services to the world.

In 2005, The Peace Abbey presented Dadi Janki with the 2005 Courage of Conscience Award for a lifetime dedicated to the service of humanity.

In 2019, at the age of 103, she travelled almost 72000 km in India and across the world for her services. Upon her death, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated: "Janki Dadi worked diligently for the society. Her efforts made a positive difference in the lives of many people ." The Indian president President Ram Nath Kovind stated that her contributions in the fields of spirituality, social welfare and women's empowerment had been invaluable.

Dadi Hirdaya Mohini has now taken charge as the chief administrative head of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris at present replacing Dadi Janki.

The Janki Foundation for promoting spirituality in Healthcare, was inspired and launched by Dadi Janki in December 1997 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, and which advocates a healthcare model that combines the best of modern medicine with complementary approaches and spirituality.

The President – About Dadi Janki


Dadi Janki has also published several books, including Companion of God, Wings of Soul, and Pearls of Wisdom.

Some wise sayings of Dadi Janki...

“Yoga is awareness, a Sadhana of human to divine consciousness. The modern system looks after just physical health, whereas the term Health, encompasses a complete mental, social, physical and spiritual well-being. Raja Yoga meditation changes the internal physiological response to environmental circumstances, thereby creating an adaptive and positive response. The power of the mind to resist disease is increased enormously as the subconscious level is healed and higher consciousness is awakened.”

“At least, put an end to the crisis within your own mind when you can’t do much about the crisis outside of you. Flexibility means converting your problems into teachers. Never lose hope, never give up — if the task is given, you will also get the power to fulfil it. Light and Might are with you as your Right from God. You can bend only when you are strong. Be like the lotus, take what is useful but do not let the dirt spoil your beauty. Sorrow makes one sick and scared, so do not take it from anyone. If you allow the negative in word, thought or form to enter you, then it is due to your weakness. Always ask what you have to do at this moment in time and not past or future.”

She lived a marvelously long life too. 104 years of age when she died. I came across her a few years back and listened to some of her stuff. I was dipping my toe into some of the brahmakumari stuff when one morning outside my flat I recognised sister Jayanti getting into a Car. I was pleasantly surprised as I lived along way from any BK centre. Of course I said hello and told her she was infamous via youtube. She gave me a wonderful smile and went on her way and that was that. Bless.
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Old 12-08-2020, 07:25 AM
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To Thine own Self be True

The Frost performs its secret ministry,Unhelped by any wind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

And you won't find that Love comes easy but that Love is always right.So even when the dark clouds gather you will be the light.

All Intellect falls prey to Love's Glory ! Rumi

He Made the Lock, He also Made the Key ! Rumi
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:34 PM
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This was a lovely tribute to Dadi Janki, ajay00. Thank you for sharing about her, she lived a long and fruitful life. I was "introduced" to the Brahmakumaris way back in 2001 by a dear friend through chats and letters. He used to attend Rajyoga classes and encouraged me to visit the nearest Brahmakumari headquarters in our area. It is located in another city and I never got the chance to do that.


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