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Tune Yourself to The Guru

Tune Yourself To The Guru
Who understood this design (incidence of Agni Pariksha – trial by fire) of Lord Ram? It was after two ages that Goswami Tulsidas realized the essence of this entire event and mentioned it in Shri Ram Charit Manas. How could he comprehend? It was because he did not try to analyze it with his limited wisdom but bowed down to the Guru and tuned himsel...
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Can We Comprehend God in His Saguna (formed) State?

Can We Comprehend God in His Saguna (formed) State
We must remember that the Nirguna (formless state of God) is yet comprehensible, but not the Saguna (form) one! Saint Tulsidas writes in the Ram Charit Manas – "Nirguna roop sulabh ati saguna janne nahi koi" – that the formless state of God, which is the brilliant light, is easy to identify. There is no ambiguity in it at all. But when God descends...
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Divine Revolution

Divine Revolution
Shri Maharaj Ji commenced the propagation of Gyan in the decade of 1980. Gradually, the inquisitives joined this caravan. It was in 1991 that Shri Maharaj Ji's mission of World Peace took a concrete shape in the form of a registered organization. Maharaj Ji gave a name to this mission, which we today know as "Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS)". T...
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The Elixir of Brahm Gyan

The Elixir of Brahm Gyan
It was almost thirty years ago when the mission was still in its initial stage, that his Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji instructed his disciples to spread the elixir of Brahm Gyan (Divine Knowledge) among the masses. At that time, Gyan diksha (Initiation process) was imparted after attending merely 4 to 5 discourses (i.e., satsangs). A disc...
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Before You Chose Guru; He Chose You!

Before You Chose Guru; He Chose You!
Once a disciple was sitting with Guru Maharaj Ji and with folded hands, he asked Maharaj Ji how would we know that we are walking on this path steadfastly? How will we know that you are happy with us; that we are progressing in the right manner? Maharaj Ji told him – "See, three kinds of people walk on this path. First, those who have divine qualit...
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How Is Money Related To Spirituality?

How Is Money Related To Spirituality?
Once a visitor supplicated to Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji for wealth, riches, and luxuries as these were his deepest desires. Maharaj smiled at him and said that the Almighty does not make people rich so that they can use that wealth for their personal desires alone. He makes them rich so that the wealth can be used to further the cause of Dharma and ...
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Only the SatGuru Can Show Us the Way

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"Ask those exalted noble souls the description of the path - Those who are in the middle of two stone slabs of the wheat mill. They will not be able to show us the path. That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves"    ~   Shri Ashutosh Maharaj ji Those who are in between the stone slabs of a wheat mill, t...
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Aspire for the Supreme Lord

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A few people had come to seek an audience with Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. The majority of these people had a worldly mindset. Their thought process was materialistic. Thus, their questions were also worldly – Maharaj Ji, the factory is closed for a long time, what should we do? Maharaj Ji, we have not been able to find a suitable match for our daugh...
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“Affluenza” - The Most Dangerous Virus

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"Some revel in wealth and power, some enjoy premier positions; But this wealth, power and grandeur are meaningless; If one does not work for the welfare or rescue of others; That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves" You must have heard of influenza, the virus. In 1970's, Oxford Dictionary added a new word to their list - ...
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Always Remember Teachings of a Spiritual Master

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Yamacharya explains in the Kathopanishad that if one remains neglectful of the gyan (knowledge) of the Guru while the body is alive, then the soul is doomed to wander in restlessness and anxiety for aeons together after this body perishes. Thus, if one wants to walk long and go far on this path then remember one gospel of truth – perceive all your ...
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Stop Blaming Other People

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Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji recited these lines: "All the pain and suffering in life is because of our internal and personal flaws; But those who do not realize this, they cannot weed these flaws out; That life is no life in which we are not able to liberate ourselves" He then asked: "Do you know why some people are always unhappy? And why they always...
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A Dash of Life

A Dash of Life
    In the divine presence of His Holiness, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, Gurudev explained to the essence of an unsolved riddle in life. He did this through a beautiful composition of his, which contained a message of deep contemplation and also warning of the inevitable future. Come, lets listen to that composition today and understand...
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What's the best time of day to meditate?

What's the best time of day to meditate?


The benefits of meditation are many. However, we must first understand that meditation is a holistic approach and practice to achieve the goal of self-awareness. It is not a stand-alone exercise or practice of sitting and focusing on a point. There are precursors to purify the mind and body to make one fit for the practice of meditation.

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Why you should Meditate?

When we are agitated and have lost our calm, the experts advice us to meditate. However, asking someone to calm down and then meditate seems a bit like putting the cart in front of the horse. Many may understand meditation to be the way in which we can calm ourselves, so by what means can we calm ourselves before embarking on meditation? I would ha...
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Beat the Winter Blues!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which those affected experience depressive symptoms during specific periods of the year especially the winter months. This shows as low mood, weight gain due to over eating and sleeping more than usual to mention a few. Ayurvedically, Kapha dosha is predominant in the winter season incre...
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CPR Training

​ New year, new opportunities, new blessings! On January 5th, 2019, Divya Jyoti had the opportunity to co-host a free Mental Health First Aid certification training. The training was provided by Thrivenyc under the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Thrive NYC is a city-wide initiative to educate and provide free or cost...
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The Steps To Attain Salvation

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Among all living creatures, the human garb is the rare gift granted by God. More difficult than acquiring the human birth is the attainment of humaneness. However, rarer than even this is getting imbued in the hue of positivity and nobility, the Sattvik attitude or mental temperament! Even after gaining all these rare gifts and opportunities, the a...
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THE ANTS BECOME THE WITNESSES

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The temple festival was fast approaching... The old man sat, head in hands, thinking, "O, Lord Shiva, what shall this old man do now? Only nine more days for the temple festival!" He had retired from the job thirty-four years ago, after serving as a teacher sincerely and diligently for thirty-five long years. A pensioner now, he walked two miles to...
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TEA – I AM THY OWN SLAVE!

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It's cockcrow. Time 6:00 AM. The alarm clock has done its job a minute ago. My eyelids are open, believe me, I have a serious inclination to get up; but my limbs are stiff, mind sluggish- not willing to co-operate. Some invisible smoky cover of laziness is pegging me down to the bed. To throw it aside and be on my feet, I badly need something - Oh,...
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