Practical MeditationXPractical MeditationRajyoga meditation technique can bring about magical transformation of the soul. It is a process of knowing the self, knowing the Supreme and then connecting through a mental love link.Practical meditation is written in simple, easy to understand way but it manages to convey the profound wisdom of the Rajyoga. Practical Meditation is highly recommended for those who are beginning to discover the beauty and strength of their inner world. By introducing meditation into our practical life, we not only gain real peace of mind, but also a very positive and healthy attitude towards life.
The Story of ImmortalityXThe Story of ImmortalityDiscover the pathway to understanding that which is immortal - the self, the supreme source, the home of souls and the world drama!The Story of Immortality is a story of souls in relation to time. It is a story of the loss of our original greatness and eventually even the forgetting that we were great, until one day - utterly disoriented and on the brink of despair - we are lucky enough to find a hidden door that takes us onto a path of ascent that was invisible before.Today the world is filled with people, wandering in search of something - some are searching for truth, some are searching for God. Always it is a search for a true identity - an explanation of who they really are and where they fit into the vast story of humanity.This is the story of the Confluence Age, the most subtle and elevated of the great ages of humankind. However, unlike the other ages, this one is available only to those who grasp the difference between the temporal, material world and the eternal, spiritual universe that moves within it.The book is based on the teachings of the Brahma Kumaris.
Divya Sambandhon Ka MahattvaXDivya Sambandhon Ka Mahattva (Hindi) by Aruna LadvaAlthough we live in an imperfect world we expect our relationships to be perfect. For those of us on a spiritual journey, how we see our relationships is a reflection of ourselves. In this thoughtful book, based on her own experiences and inner reflections, author Aruna Ladva explores the many different relationships we have in our lives, both with others and with ourselves. Drawn from her successful blog ‘It’s Time’, Aruna looks at how we can value ourselves and others, how we can build strong relationships and find pure love, how we can overcome challenges in life and, ultimately, how we can find closure when the door to a relationship closes for the last time.
- Aruna’s first encounter with spiritual truths and experience of meditation was at the age of 8. Her deep personal experiences led her to realize her purpose by the time she was 14. For over 30 years Aruna has been practicing meditation and has become anAruna is fortunate to have the blend of both cultures – the East and West! She was born in Kenya, educated in England, worked in Canada, and has lived in various other parts of the world and travels regularly to India.
Gift of Peace –Thoughts for aXGift of Peace –Thoughts for a peaceful worldIt is a distillation of some of the rich fruits of spiritual study. Knowledge shared worldwide by the Brahma Kumaris offers a method for enabling all people to restore and accumulate within themselves a positive self-image. This then enables us to live with the love and respect towards others that must underpin any lasting peace.Through developing different ways of thinking about ourselves, we can become better prepared for living in uncertain times.
Shudh Jeevan Jeene Ke MantraXShudh Jeevan Jeene Ke Mantra (Hindi)The virtues and values are like protective parents shielding the child from all the harm. When our lives are aligned to our values and virtues, we automatically experience safety while perform karma on the field of action.Truth is accessible to the one with virtues. Close hearts open which makes it easy to accept and love every human being. Just as an incense stick spreads its fragrance wherever it is kept, a person filled with virtues and values spread this spiritual fragrance wherever he goes.“Shudh Jeevan Jeene Ke Mantra” provides mantras to lead a pure and fulfilling life.
New Beginnings - Ken O’DonnellXNew Beginnings - Ken O’Donnell
Do you want to really understand the concepts behind Raja Yoga? Then, this is the book for you. This authoritative handbook will guide you towards a deeper understanding of meditation. Originally intended for students who have just completed the introductory course, this book is also a valuable handbook for more experienced meditators to revise the concepts of consciousness, and relationships with God, other souls and nature.
About the author Ken O’Donnell
Ken O’Donnell is an Australian living in Brazil since 1978. Ten years of life as an industrial chemist, both in Australia and Brazil led to a management consultancy in total quality management and process and process re-engineering. He is the author of several books in Pourtguese on diverse subjects related to the development of human values: The Last Frontier, Peace Starts With You, Lessons For A Life of Fullness, The Soul of Business, The Roots of Change, (published Portuguese and Spanish), and New Beginnings (in English and Japanese). Ken O’Donnell has conducted over a thousand talks, courses and workshops in Australia, India, USA, Europe and Latin America on Stress Management, positive consciousness, motivation, conflict resolution, quality management and organisational development. He is the coordinator of more than 30 branches of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in South America.
It’s Time … to Be CoolXIt’s Time … to Be Cool
Coolness in a spiritual sense is something that comes from contemplating the deeper aspects of life, from knowing and understanding ourselves better, and from drawing upon the deep wellspring of wisdom that is within all of us. With a cool mind and a clear intellect we can learn to thoughtfully respond to situations, and begin to operate less from conditioned responses and more from positive feelings and intentions.
The only way to be really cool is to be in our power, in our full self-respect and in control of our thoughts and deeds. That gives a whole new meaning to being cool. With tension all around and our minds getting heated in an instant, there is no greater need at this time than to stay cool, calm and composed. It’s cool to be cool!
In this fourth book of the series, ‘It’s Time… to be Cool’, Aruna Ladva offers new and sometimes surprising perspectives on dealing with everyday challenges. Taken from her successful blog ‘It’s Time’, Aruna shares the secrets she has learned through years of developing the art of turning knowledge into wisdom and acquiring inner power through self-reflection and Meditation. As one who sincerely seeks change, Aruna writes from the heart, as well as from her experience of approaching and experimenting with life from the inside out.
About the author
Aruna Ladva started her spiritual journey at the age of fourteen, and has spent over three decades studying, teaching and facilitating spiritual self-development. She is fortunate to feel at home in two cultures – east and west – having been born in Kenya, educated in England and having lived in Canada, the Middle East and other countries of the world.
Aruna has been instrumental in developing Raja Yoga meditation centres in Canada, Turkey, Bahrain and Kuwait and is well known for her pragmatic and down to earth approach yet infused with profound understanding of the emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of life. She now travels the world as a lecturer, teacher and author, and also facilitates retreats and trainings, as well as co-manages self-development projects and initiatives.
Inside Out book By Dadi JankiXInside Out book By Dadi Janki
INSIDE OUT offers a deep insight into our true nature of Peace, Love, Purity and Happiness and how to maintain this awareness, living life to its fullest, from the inside out. Dadi Janki, an experienced yogi and Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris, shares from her wealth of experience and practice of Raja Yoga, making it easy for others to apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life.
About the author
Dadi Janki is a world-renowned spiritual leader who has dedicated her life to the upliftment of humanity. Through teaching the universality of spiritual truths, she has empowered people from all cultures and religions, teaching audiences of thousands one day and meeting Presidents and Prime Ministers the next. She is one of the ten Wisdom Keepers, an eminent group of spiritual and religious leaders convened at the Rio Earth Summit and Habitat II to advise political leaders on the spiritual dilemmas underpinning current world-wide issues. Dadi Janki is a true Raj Yogi – one who experiences union with God. She sees only the goodness of each human being, awakening people to fulfill their highest potential
I KNOW HOW TO LIVE , I KNOWXI KNOW HOW TO LIVE , I KNOW HOW TO DIE - Neville Hodgkinson (ALSO available in HINDI)
Frontier science meets deep soul awareness as Dadi Janki, head of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University converses with Neville Hodgkinson, former Sunday Times science and medical correspondent. I KNOW HOW TO LIVE, I KNOW HOW TO DIE conveys the love and strength that emerges within us as well as the huge benefits brought to our work and relationships, when we restore our connection with the divine through spiritual understanding and practice.
About the author Neville Hodgkinson
Neville worked for many years as a full-time medical and science correspondent of a number of newspapers in the UK, including the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. He is the author of ‘Will to be Well – the Real Alternative Medicine (Hutchinson,1984) and AIDS: The Failure of Contemporary Science (Fourth Estate, 1996). He began practising Raja Yoga in 1981 and 20 years ago decided to dedicate his life to the BK movement. He now lives at a retreat centre near Oxford.
Dadi Janki - A Century ofXDadi Janki - A Century of Service By Liz Hodgkinson (Also available in HINDI)
Dadi Janki is one of the world’s great spiritual leaders. After many years’ service with the women-led Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in India, she arrived in London in 1974 at the age of 58 to conquer the West. As she approaches her own centenary, this book describes how she did it, through the eyes of many people who have been inspired by her example and dedication.
Born in 1916 into a traditional Hindu family, she was expected to follow the standard pattern for Indian women of the day, which was to succumb to an arranged marriage at the earliest possible opportunity and then disappear from view. But she had other ideas. Since the age of two, she has only ever wanted to connect to one being, and that is God. She never sought nor desired any other relationship and she managed to escape her unwanted marriage in order to dedicate her life to spiritual study, service and contemplation.
She joined the Brahma Kumaris, then in its infancy, in 1937, and for many years, ran centres in India. In the early 1970s, the decision was taken to try and introduce the movement to the West and Dadi Janki arrived in London with no real idea how she would do it. Her task was made especially difficult as
She arrived not speaking any English, with no money, no influence and nowhere to live. But with God as her constant companion, she never gave up and within 20 years of being in London, had established the Brahma Kumaris as a respected, influential, worldwide organization.
This is the story of how she did it.
About the author Liz Hodgkinson
Liz Hodgkinson has been associated with the Brahma Kumaris since 1981, when she wrote an article about them in the She magazine.
Finding much to admire about their principles and way of life, she has stayed in close contact, while never formally becoming a BK herself. Liz has made several trips to their headquarters in India and often shared public platforms with Dadi Janki and other senior sisters.
In more recent years, writing about the Brahma Kumaris and their impact has become something of a family industry. Liz is the author of other two previous book about the BKs: Peace and Purity, an informal history of the organization, and Why Women Believe in God, a series of conversations with the BKs’ European Director, Sister Jayanti.
For the whole family, the Brahma Kumaris and in particular, Dadi Janki, have proved a subject of endless fascination and discussion and long may it continue.
Happiness Unlimited - SisterXHappiness Unlimited - Sister Shivani & Suresh Oberoi
The book, 'Happiness Unlimited: Awakening With Brahmakumaris (Pentagon Press)’ is based on the popular television show, 'Awakening with Brahma Kumaris’. This television show revealed how and why we think and behave in certain ways and brought into limelight the perceptions and strong beliefs which influence our thoughts and feelings. The show helped millions of viewers to unravel the journey of self-transformation. The book is a compilation of all the teachings and sayings imparted in this show. It is written by Sister Shivani, a famous motivational speaker and Suresh Oberoi. The writings in the book are highly inspirational and are helpful in dealing with daily problems like lack of inspiration, mental illness, fatigue and stress.
The focus of the book is on the concept of 'Happiness’ which is often misunderstood by us. One of the grave mistakes people often make is that they link happiness with some person, thing or a place. Making happiness dependent on other things actually pushes us away from it. We think we will be happy in the future but we seldom ask why we will be happy in the future and not now. Real happiness comes with acceptance. When we start accepting people as they are, we follow the path of happiness. We have the choice of living a life of joy, contentment and bliss; because we have the power and the will to make things happen. Happiness is a actually a decision. A decision to take complete control of our lives, a decision to take responsibility of whatever happens in our life and the decision to not play the blame game anymore. All these ethos are well reflected in this book.
About the author
Sister Shivani is an inspirational speaker and a Brahma Kumaris teacher and a member of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University since the last two decades. She rose to fame with the television series "Awakening with Brahma Kumaris. She won the Women of the Decade Achievers Award by ALL Ladies League in 2014. Her other books include Asim Anand Ki Aur. Suresh Oberoi is a famous Indian actor who has done numerous Hindi films. He is a popular face in Bollywood and was one of the leading actors during 1980’s. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1987 and for the film Mirch Masala.
The book, 'Happiness Unlimited: Awakening With Brahmakumaris (Pentagon Press)’ is a revealing tale of our values and beliefs and takes readers on the path of unlimited happiness. It is available online at amazon.in
About the author Dadi Janki
Dadi Janki is a world-renowned spiritual leader who has dedicated her life to the upliftment of humanity. Through teaching the universality of spiritual truths, she has empowered people from all cultures and religions, teaching audiences of thousands one day and meeting Presidents and Prime Ministers the next. She is one of the ten Wisdom Keepers, an eminent group of spiritual and religious leaders convened at the Rio Earth Summit and Habitat II to advise political leaders on the spiritual dilemmas underpinning current world-wide issues. She sees only the goodness of each human being, awakening people to fulfil their highest potential.