Introduction- About Us
Brahma Kumaris Godly Spiritual University is established by the incorporeal God-Father Shiva (the Supreme Soul) as a foundation to recreate the new heavenly world. It is also an internationally recognised Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) helping people of all religions, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds to recognise and experience the inner being (soul) and bring positive and magical transformation in personal lives through the practice of rajyoga meditation.
Our Early Story
'Om Mandli' - as it was named, was a group of a few tens of children, mothers, young and old men, in the very beginning years around late 1936 who surrendered their lives in the direction towards God after some or other divine experiences they received while attending a Satsang (spiritual retreat) at Dada Lekhraj's house. Right at that time, not many realised the fact that it was God who was working through the medium of Dada Lekhraj. But as they received such divine experiences, they kept attending the Satsang and continued on the path. They tolerated harsh words and opposition of the whole community including their relatives, because they followed celibacy and decided to walk on the path of purity shown by God. Despite the incredible social upheavals that were going on in pre-partition India, these people, a group of about 384 came together, initially in Hyderabad and a year later they moved to Karachi. With time, a simple and clear body of knowledge about the nature of the Soul, God, the World Drama Cycle, and the present time became revealed. In 1950 (two years after partition), the Om Mandli group moved to its present location at Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India. Until then, these nearly four hundred individuals lived as a self-sufficient large family, devoting their time to intense spiritual study, meditation, karma-yoga, and self-transformation. Their undeviating faith, purity, and sacrifice are even now seen as an epitome of spiritual life. Now those souls who were a part of the first group of Om Mandli are referred to as Dadi or Dada (with respect). Visit our Biography section to know their life stories.
Now is the time of such a transformation, which only once occurs in the whole Kalpa (cycle of 5000 years). When all the world is corrupt, vicious, and in sorrow, God has to come to free all his children from sorrow. God is our Supreme Father, the Supreme teacher, our guide, a true friend, and everyone that we ever need. We have a beautiful spiritual relationship with him and therefore we all pray and remember him in many ways in our difficult times. Learn more about the introduction of our long lost and now found father on this page: About God (name, form, task, incarnation, message)
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God has Come
In this time when unrighteousness, vices, and ignorance are prevailing, and human beings have forgotten their true identity and their original nature, and thus fallen on the grounds of moral and spiritual values, God has come to remind, teach, and re-establish the world which existed on earth 5000 years ago. The world which we yet remember as heaven. The present time is called the Sangam Yug/Confluence Age, an age or time period between Iron Age (Kaliyug) and the Golden Age (Satyug). God is now our teacher and mentor. This institution is thus known as Godfatherly University for world transformation. We the students here are attaining this knowledge and virtues from the spiritual father himself. Through this spiritual university, we godly students are learning the truth of the creation and the creator. The source of the knowledge shared at Brahma Kumaris is the Murli.
The divine task of God is our mission too. Founded in 1937, by the year 2024, more than 9000 centres of Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University have been opened in about 140 countries. This is the largest growth of an NGO or any spiritual moment in history. This itself is a signal that world transformation is taking place and a sign of who is the one supporting backbone for this widespread organisation cum family to run smoothly, without any internal disputes or lack of resources. We are instruments for God's task of world transformation. And we believe that 'self-transformation' is the source of world transformation as a whole. Murli is studied by all BKs (members of Brahma Kumaris) living at our centres and in their households. Murli is the teachings of Shiv Baba (God) through his corporeal medium of Brahma Baba (Prajapita, Adam, first human)
Now has the time come when ignorance, unrighteousness, and disharmony is prevailing in the world. God comes to play his role to re-establish the world of peace, purity, love, and happiness which we remember as 'heaven'. God says: "Realise the true Self and remember me alone. Remembering me, you will get purified from your sins of past births." To know more about this, please visit our separate page Godly Message.
This task of world transformation is getting visible in the eyes of many people who are good observers. Many major changes are happening in the world at both physical and subtle levels. The world is at its full stage by all means. On one hand, science is reaching its height, offering all kinds of comforts; and on the other hand, human beings losing their humanity and moral values. See around and you will find every reason why God must come in this time to re-establish the world order.
➤Read Year wise history of Brahma Kumaris from 1936 to 1969 to know the early journey.