Who we are?
Brahma Baba, born into a humble home as Lekhraj Kripalani in the 1880s, was the son of a village schoolmaster. Lekhraj was brought up within the disciplines of the Hindu tradition.After different jobs, he entered the jewellery business, later earning a considerable fortune as a diamond trader. He was the father of five children and a leader within his local community, known especially for his philanthropy.In 1936, around the time when most people at his age start to plan their retirement, he actually entered into the most active and fascinating phase of his life. After a series of deep spiritual experiences and visions, he felt an extremely strong pull to give up his business and dedicate his time, energy and wealth to laying the foundations of what later would become the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. Between 1937 and 1938, he formed a Managing Committee of eight young women and surrendered all his property and assets to a Trust administered by them.
Many years have passed since Brahma Baba's series of visions in 1936. The lifestyle revolution he began has inspired millions to empower themselves and create hope for the future. The life skills that Brahma Baba taught have stood the test of time. The young women that he put to the forefront, now in their eighties and nineties, have become beacons of love, peace and wisdom.
It is a matter of great pleasure that science and silence have joined hands to work towards the revelation of Baba. Recently, I met the Secretary General of UNO in France. I found he was very much tired of working with science. He heard about 'silence' for 15 minutes and when given guided meditation, said that he had a very good experience and had never imagined that he can ever sit in silence. "Today you have made me to sit in silence." He was expressing his gratitude over and over again. He said that you people who are peaceful have won my heart. Yoga becomes easy to the extent to which one experiments with it. We often hear our inner voice saying that yes this yoga is real and natural. In science also, only through experimentation they conclude that this is going to be very useful. We can definitely succeed in revealing Baba to the scientists. Silence is also deep, subtle and powerful.
Dadi Hriday Mohiniji, stressed that SpARClers need to develop the power of concentration in order to be able to make the right decisions in research activities and do subtle service. Maintaining an unshakeable stage and helping others during disasters require practice over a long period of time.
Dadi Ratan Mohiniji said that the term SpARC is full of spirituality and it represents: Spirituality - Purity - Ability - Reality - Clarity. Dadiji also said that enthusiasm brings out the creative best in researchers. She hoped that SpARClers would explore the depth of spiritual knowledge and develop refined tools and techniques to become the embodiment of knowledge. Speaking the language of researchers, Dadiji said that, research is first to experiment with knowledge on 'self' and only after successfully developing standard procedures, should one venture for applications.