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Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (also called Brahma Kumaris) is an international non-governmental organisation headquartered at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. We are a spiritual institution focused on self-transformation through spiritual education and reflective practices. We focus on self-transformation by re-discovering and strengthening human potential. This is done by providing a deep and clear understanding of self, God and human existence.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.
The institution recognizes the intrinsic spirituality of every human being and helps people rediscover the goodness within them, thus encouraging and facilitating the development of spiritual awareness through a process of lifelong learning. The institution’s purpose is to share its vision of a world where people live in harmony with others and to strengthen individual awareness of the dignity and inherent worth of every human being.
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.
The saga of the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya began in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan) in the year 1936, when extraordinary events unfolded in the life of Dada Lekhraj, a wealthy diamond merchant who had risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected members of his community.
Dada received more visions, including a terrifying one of destruction of the modern world.
The visions made clear to him his own identity. He saw that the Supreme Soul was a point of light, and His children, the souls, were also tiny sparks of sentient energy.
In his vision of destruction, he saw very powerful bombs being dropped from aircraft on cities. He saw missiles with warheads of such devastating potency that they destroyed whole regions of Earth in a moment. There were gigantic fireballs, cities in flames and unbearable firestorms raging everywhere. When he received this vision, America had not yet dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan.