Dadashri was extremely fond of kids and youth. He once said:
"Today's young generation feels suffocated due to lack of proper guidance. They are more pure and clean than their predecessors in all respects. All they need is someone who can show them the right path. Once achieved, they will revolutionize the whole of India. This will happen soon... very soon."
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It was around six, one evening in June 1958, a well-dressed gentleman with a black topi (hat) was sitting on a bench on platform number three of Surat railway station in Gujarat. The platform was bustling with people and trains. He had just finished supper before sunset and was waiting for another train to take him to Vadodara. His name was Ambalal Muljibhai Patel (A. M. Patel). His assistant stepped away to clean the tiffin. This is when nature manifested a phenomenal spiritual world within Ambalal. At the end of this spontaneous internal enlightenment, which took about forty-eight minutes, Ambalal came to be known to the world as Gnani Purush Dadashri. ‘Dada Bhagwan’ the fully (360 Degrees) Enlightened Self had manifested within Him. This Lord 'Dada Bhagwan' expressed naturally within the body of A. M. Patel by a natural, spiritual event. This was the culmination of his spiritual seeking and efforts of thousands of previous lives. His words became the foundation for the new, direct and step-less path to Self Realization called Akram Vignan. Through His divine original scientific experiment (Gnan Vidhi), He imparted this knowledge to others within two hours only. Thousands have received His grace through this process and thousands continue to do so even now.
Dadashri’s life before Enlightenment
On November 7th 1908, an extraordinary baby boy was born to Zaverba and Shri Muljibhai Patel in a small town called Tarsali, a suburb of Vadodara in the state of Gujarat, India. His parents named him Ambalal (Goddesses Amba’s lal, which means son), but they lovingly called him 'Gallo'. Ambalal grew up in the town of Bhadran, in the Kheda District of Gujarat. He was very popular amongst his friends and neighbours and was loved by all.
From the very beginning, Ambalal displayed very special and unique qualities. His thinking was wise beyond his years and his mother not only instilled the highest moral values in him but also taught him the importance of non-violence and right conduct.
Ambalal got married to Hiraba at the age of 16. Hiraba and Ambalal had two children; a son and then a few years later a daughter. Both of his children passed away soon after they were born. Ambalal was a remarkable husband to Hiraba and in their sixty years of married life, they never had a quarrel or dispute even once.
Ambalal had no luxuries or comforts in his life and lived in a very simple manner. Despite this, he was very different from the other people. He never found happiness in any of the material things that others would enjoy. He was always in pursuit of spiritual bliss.
The fully enlightened Gnani Purush
Once Ambalal received full enlightenment, He in turn was able to impart this knowledge that had manifested within Him to others in just two hours time duration. Those close to Him, recognizing the transformation that had occurred in Ambalal, began to address Him as 'Dadashri' or 'Dada Bhagwan'. Dadashri used to go from town to town and country to country to give Satsang and impart the knowledge of the Self to true seekers.
Before Dadashri left His mortal body on January 2nd 1988, He had molded Pujya Niruma and Pujya Deepakbhai to carry on His mission of spreading this amazing knowledge for the World's Salvation (Jagat Kalyan). He had blessed both of them with special divine powers that would enable them to carry on His mission even in His physical absence.
Pujya Niruma had a lot of love for kids and youth and would always say:
"The current generation of children is very healthy-minded. They are not opinionated or obstinate. Yes, they are quite filled with illusionary attachment (moh), but if they are given the right understanding from childhood, then they will not only liberate themselves, but will also be able to do a lot of work for the Salvation of the world (Jagat Kalyan)."
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Dr. Niruben Amin, lovingly addressed as 'Niruma', was a prominent disciple of the Gnani Purush Ambalal Patel (Dadashri). Under His guidance, she too became an accomplished Spiritual Master who carried on the work of introducing people to the phenomenal science of Akram Vignan. Through selfless service, she has been instrumental in liberating thousands of people, throughout the world by gracing them with Satsangs and Self Realization.
Life before meeting Pujya Dadashri
Pujya Niruma was born on December 2nd 1944, in Aurangabad, a city of Maharashtra, India to a wealthy family. Showered with love and attention, Pujya Niruma who was lovingly referred to as ‘Niru’, was the youngest sibling to five elder brothers. When she was born, her father had a huge celebration by exhibiting musical band in the whole of Aurangabad and distributing sweets. From a very young age she knew that she wanted to be a doctor: not to make money, but to serve mankind. She finished her basic schooling in Mumbai and graduated with a medical degree from Aurangabad Medical College.
While in her final year at college, her brother told her about Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, who had the ability to give Self Realization. What appealed most were the words that, "……after attaining this Akram Vignan, no worldly ‘happiness’ or ‘sorrow’ can affect the inner peace and happiness….". Hearing these words made a strong impact on young Niru and she began to seriously think about attending Dadashri's Gnan Vidhi ceremony for realizing the Pure Self.
On June 29th 1968, Pujya Niruma met Dadashri for the first time, in Vadodara. Instantly upon seeing Him, she felt as if she had known Him for many past lives and is now being reunited with Him and the joy within was boundless. At that very moment, she fell at the lotus feet of Gnani Purush and took His divine blessings. Immediately, another strong desire arose within her, 'how wonderful would it be if I could serve Dadashri until the last breath of my life!' At this first meeting, in her heart, she completely surrendered herself in the service of the Gnani Purush. She then took Gnan on July 8th 1968.
Life after Gnan & in Service of The Gnani Purush
Niruben finished her medical education and successfully completed her M. D. in Gynecology with distinction, in Aurangabad. Everyone in the family expected her to set up a medical practice, in fact her father had already bought a site for opening up a huge Hospital. However, young Niruben had different plans of her own. She thought, "If I practice as a good and honest doctor, maybe I would heal peoples’ physical diseases, however, if I serve and look after the Gnani Himself, then many people's mental, emotional and intellectual problems will be healed and they will also attain enlightenment and experience permanent bliss through the unique 'Akram Vignan'.
So, Niruben at the tender age of 23, left her home and all the comforts attached to it, to serve Dadashri and assist Him in achieving the goal of liberating the world (Jagat Kalyan). She served Dadashri with the utmost devotion, day and night for 20 good years. Niruben would not only look after Dadashri's physical health but also ensured & make preparations for His Satsang tours around the world. She served Dadashri like a nurse, a mother and a daughter and always travelled around the world by His side. Niruben became a silent instrument in aiding the mission of World Salvation (Jagat Kalyan).
Dadashri clearly understood Niruben's strong desire for the salvation of the world. He began to mold and prepares her to take on this mission after His (physical) death. In 1987, during Dadashri's final days, satisfied with Niruben’s progress, He said to her, "I am very pleased with you Niruben. This Niruben is a great instrument for the world's salvation. The whole world will address her as ‘Mother’. Whenever Niruben wants, Dadashri will speak from within her."
Thus, He blessed her with His special spiritual powers so that she too could grace others with Self Realization and continue the work started by Dadashri. She in turn, promised to fulfill His vision of World Salvation, until her last breath. From that time everyone started addressing her ‘The Mother of the World’ and was known as ‘Nirumaa’ from ‘Niruben’. Since 1988, she continuously continued Dadashri’s work and travelled places, villages, towns, city, countries non-stop for 18 years and materialized each & every inner wish of Dadashri by building a Township & Spiritual Center for the World at Adalaj, Gujarat, known as ‘Simandhar City’, Non-Sectarian Tri-Mandirs at various places, Nirant (old people home), Amba health care center and many more...
Pujya Niruma left physical body on March 19th 2006 and she always wished to take next life wherever Dadashri would be, after her death. In her final moments she asked everyone to give her a promise to 'Live in Love & harmony with the whole World'. She also said that “I’m always present in Simandhar City, you all continue with Dadashri’s Mission of Jagat Kalyan. The whole world would never forget this Real ‘Maa’ who awakened the Souls of masses at large and still does through her subtle presence, which can be felt by many, providing us with the inner strength to live up to the promise she had asked of us.
Pujya Deepakbhai (Pujyashree)
Pujya Deepakbhai's heartfelt desire for today's youth is:
"May all children (of all ages-kids, teens & youth) who attend this ‘Gnani ni Chhaya’ (the divine shelter of the Gnani), attain such character and moral values, with the right understanding, that they do not hurt anyone for their own attachment, pride, happiness, lust or greed. May they live their lives with such absolute understanding that they become instruments in spreading peace and permanent happiness with whomsoever they meet, bringing about salvation not only for themselves but for others too."
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Pujya Deepakbhai Desai was born on the 9th of May 1953 in Morbi, Gujarat, India. Pujya Deepakbhai always had a deep respect for his parents. He was a sincere and obedient child that never argued or talked back to his mother and father. He would even never quarrel with his siblings for any material things, he always had the understanding of ‘not to hurt others’ and had cultivated the tendency to give away whatever that would interest the other person.
One day his older brother told him about Dadashri, whose knowledge of 'Akram Vignan' would help him concentrate more in his studies. At that time, Pujya Deepakbhai was studying engineering at VJTI College in Mumbai. Soft-spoken, humble and introverted, Pujya Deepakbhai found the typical worldly life meaningless and cumbersome. He was deeply engrossed in self-exploration and searching the path leading to ultimate happiness.
Life after Gnan
On March 6th 1971, when Pujya Deepakbhai was only 17 years old, he attained Self Realization from the Gnani Purush, Dadashri. This meeting with the 'Gnani' changed Pujya Deepakbhai’s life in ways beyond his imagination.
Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, Pujya Deepakbhai started his own consulting firm. Despite his involvement in worldly life, his heart was with Pujya Dadashri and he yearned for understanding Dadashri's science ‘Akram Vignan’ in greater depth and all details. He spent all his spare time helping Pujya Niruma serve Pujya Dadashri. He would perform all the tasks assigned to him, big or small, with utmost sincerity. The more Deepakbhai learned about this Science, the stronger he resolved to become a celibate (not marry to be pure in every way) and follow this spiritual path.
In those days, his parents did not like his over involvement in Satsang, nor his attachment to Pujya Dadashri and they tried to find ways to keep him away. However, Pujya Deepakbhai would always see his parents as faultless and would consider his own karmas as obstructions for Satsang activities and meeting Dadashri. He always says that, "If I were able to attain, understand and apply Pujya Dadashri's Akram Vignan and five principles in life then it was only because of my parents’ heartily blessings." Such was his respect towards his parents.
Spiritual blossoming of Pujya Deepakbhai
Victory comes to the calm and compassionate! His father, during his last days on earth, praised Pujya Deepakbhai for being so strong in his principles and his uninterrupted dedication to serve his parents till their last breathe. He said to Deepakbhai, "You are my Real Guru (spiritual master). Because of you I too have attained the path of Self Realization and can become free from all karmas and attain Moksha. I bow before you." Saying this, his father fell at Pujya Deepakbhai's feet and asked for forgiveness for everything in life.
In 1987, while visiting USA, Pujya Dadashri's health was rapidly deteriorating. He made a special request for Deepakbhai to come to the USA. Dadashri even requested Niruben to pray to Goddess Padmavati Maa for removing all obstructions in Deepakbhai’s getting U.S. Visa. For forty-five days, Pujya Dadashri groomed him, constantly testing his knowledge of the Akram Vignan. Finally satisfied with his spiritual state, Pujya Dadashri performed a special 'vidhi' (ceremony), giving 'siddhis' (spiritual energies), thereby empowering Niruma to conduct Gnan Vidhi ceremony and Deepakbhai to do Satsangs. Pujya Dadashri entrusted the task of grooming Deepakbhai for worldly tasks in the capable hands of Niruma.
After Dadashri’s death, Deepakbhai continued to support Niruma with dedication and utmost devotion. Together they were able to reach a greater number of people and help them attain a higher level of spiritual understanding, opening the door to liberation for thousands. In the year 2003, Niruma truly confident of Deepakbhai’s spiritual progress, bestowed the special siddhi of conducting Gnan Vidhi ceremony upon him, which he continues doing diligently and completely submitting himself (Aadhinta) in the lotus feet of Dadashri & Niruma.
After Pujya Niruma left her mortal body on March 19th 2006, Pujya Deepakbhai (also lovingly known as Pujyashree) now spearheads and guides the mission of Akram Vignan. He travels extensively around the world giving Satsangs and imparting knowledge of the Self to all who come seeking. He strictly adheres to every principle laid down by Pujya Dadashri and has become an icon of purity and humility, inspiring the many who follow him, especially the Youth.
With the blessings of Pujya Dadashri and Niruma, under the special guidance of Pujya Deepakbhai, ‘Gnani Ni Chhaya’ was established on January 20th 2008, to impart spiritual science and cultivate positivity amongst today’s youth through various activities and programs.