Brahma Kumaris Ashram
Brahma Kumaris Ashram
Address Shantivan Complex, Post box No-1
Abu Road (Raj.) 307510
Contact No. 9414151111
Brahma Kumaris – The philosophy, perspective and purpose
Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, (Brahma Kumaris in short) is a unique, spiritual, value-based educational institution. The Vidyalaya and two institutions created by it, namely Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, and Brahma Kumaris Academy for a Better World, are dedicated to the goal of establishing a value-based society. They focus on development of human potential, bringing harmony into human relationships and changing the attitudes and outlook of people to promote the spirit of brotherhood, love and co-operation. The institution is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, age and social, economic or political status.
In order to achieve the goal of establishing a new world order in which there is honesty, sincerity and goodwill, the three institutions help people get a clear vision of their goal and their role in the world. They give people knowledge of their true identity and teach the theory and practice of Rajyoga meditation, by which one can become free of stress, anger, hatred and other negativity that causes conflicts in society and degrades the individual. They offer guidance in the inculcation of moral values and divine virtues that enable individuals to experience lasting peace and bliss.
The education imparted by the institution, though visibly spiritual in content, is a blend of ethics, practical psychology, metaphysics or philosophy, the gist of world history and culture, sociology, political science and several other subjects.
As an international institution, the Brahma Kumaris offers people of all backgrounds an opportunity to learn meditation and deepen their understanding of universal principles and values through a variety of educational programmes and learning resources. As a worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, the institution provides a caring, cooperative and supportive environment that encourages individuals to bring out the best in them.
The Brahma Kumaris is run mostly by women with a spirit of dedication and sacrifice for the welfare of the society. The institution is funded through voluntary contributions by its students. Its services are offered free of charge.
What Does Meditation Do?
Power to Pack Up
With the ability to go within, one can learn how to pack up all wasteful thinking in a second, so that there is lightness and freedom from burdens and worries, though there may be many responsibilities. One’s mind is scattered over the wide world and so much drawn out to people and matters that one is unable to sleep or to detach oneself at will. With the practice of meditation, one can wind up one’s thoughts at will.
Power of Discrimination
Just as an expert jeweller can distinguish between false and real gems, an experienced practitioner of meditation develops the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad. A yogi can tell truth from apparent truth and see the difference between things of temporary value and those of lasting value, and between the superficial and the subtle. This power saves one from being deceived by illusions.
Power to Face
Meditation develops one’s ability to face loss, adversity and hardship with equanimity. The awareness and confidence a yogi develops in his or her spiritual worth gives him the courage to face any situation.
Power to Cooperate
As a result of having the above powers, one is able to share with others one’s qualities and help them in their tasks. There is no feeling of competition, so one is easily able to give as well as accept suggestions in the best interest of the task at hand. This power helps people come together to accomplish big things.
Apart from the Rajyoga course, the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya offers several courses that promote positive values and help people discover and use their latent powers. In addition to the institution’s centres, these courses are conducted at the place of work of the participants, including in hospitals, schools, prisons and offices of private and public firms. The courses cover the following topics: