“Making things positive doesn’t mean a sunny outlook; it means making the choice to see problems as opportunities.” ~ Brahma Kumaris

I happened to chance upon the ‘Awakening with Brahma Kumaris’ TV show many years ago. B K Shivani had held my attention then. I was impressed that here was truly a learned spiritual influencer who could speak with good clarity and diction.

A few days later, a dear old school friend gifted me something unique for my Birthday -‘The Happiness Index’ DVD set by the Brahma Kumaris. Some serendipity!

Listening to B K Shivani was like applying a soothing balm to the wounded heart. So much truth being spoken in such simple language. She emanates immense wisdom for practically dealing with our daily challenges. Watching this series was my introduction to the Brahma Kumaris movement and more importantly, to meditation!

No one is responsible for my hurt, pain, fear or anger. It is my own creation in response to their behaviour, and I have another choice. The choice to be happy.

What followed was my interest in some of their ways of life – the Rajyoga meditation at the B K centre, understanding the theory behind the Prajapati Baba, the divinity of the Didis and listening to the daily ‘murli‘ (divine message of the day).

People come to explore their own spirituality irrespective of their cultural backgrounds. The Brahma Kumaris meditations help develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being.

‘Practical Meditation’ is a concise book on the foundation course of Rajyoga Meditation that includes Self-Awareness, Controlling Thoughts, The Law of Karma, Supreme Soul and the Eight Powers. A simple introduction to the simple ways of life, each lesson concludes with a suggested meditation.

Watch a glimpse of the first episode of ‘Awakening with Brahma Kumaris: The Happiness Index’ with Sister Shivani: https://youtu.be/YzkK2HndNuM

Listen to a few samples of Rajyoga meditation music here:


Om Shanti!


This post is part of the #AtoZChallenge 2017 Blogging from AtoZ: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Images courtesy: kerala.brahmakumaris.com; www.awakening.in; omshantimusic.net.


35 thoughts on “B- BRAHMA KUMARIS #AtoZChallenge

    1. It is indeed a huge movement worldwide. Once you get into understanding it, it is simpler than what it may appear.

    1. Listen to the links and references I have posted here to begin with. Good to feed your curiosity.

  1. The Brahmakumaris are quite a strong movement. They have a center near our place. So interesting to read about them! I like that quote about how we’re responsible for how we feel! Thank you for coming by my blog!


  2. Recently I was part of a session conducted by Sister Shivani. Very inspiring words. Stuff that needs to be reiterated over and over again.

    1. Agree. Whats appealing is that Sister Shivani’s tips are not just theoretical but can be applied in our daily challenges. Thanks for swinging by.

  3. My mom used to follow them I remember but I never heard any of their sessions. What you say about a guru with good diction is uncommon in India…

    1. That was the first thing that struck me about Sister Shivani – how good was her diction for an Indian spiritual teacher. Not everyone can express with so much clarity of thinking.

  4. What an interesting introduction – I have never really understood much about them, and I am so glad you found it to be soothing and it introduced you to the wonders of Meditation.
    I really enjoyed reading your post for B. See you trow.

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