Shri Ashutosh Maharaj - Founder & Head - Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan
His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji is an epoch making personality, a perfect Spiritual Master on the world-stage who has mastered and subsequently revealed the eternal science of Self-Realization– Brahm Gyan to transform the torn and tormented humanity into a peaceful "global family".
To usher into a world wherein every individual becomes an embodiment of truth, fraternity, and justice through the eternal science of Self-Realization– 'Brahm Gyan', uprooting in its wake all social evils and threat.
From Self Awakening to Global Peace
His Contributions to the World
Restoration of Peace in Punjab
The year 1983 was the darkest period in the history of Punjab. The prosperous and eventful state was thrown into a blazing fire of violence and terrorism. It was against this backdrop that His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji appeared on the scene in Punjab and resurrected it to its bygone glory. The perpetual fear of war hanging over innocent people was totally uprooted and inter-faith harmony was re-established; with peaceful methods of counseling, discoursing and Brahm Gyan (eternal science of self-realization) based Dhyaan.
Laying the Foundation of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS)
The Master declared "World Peace" as the chief aim and objective of DJJS, and the organization was formally registered as an international, socio-spiritual non-governmental organization in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act 1860. New Delhi, India, was formally declared to be its headquarters.
Touching the chords of Humanity all across the World
Realizing the eternity of knowledge transmitted and imparted by Sh. Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, people from all walks of life, caste, creed, and religion came forward to get blessed and initiated by Him. Hence His following took a quantum leap in numbers and stretched globally across diverse demographic boundaries.
Thousands of dedicated Preachers and Volunteers joining His Mission
A huge number of young and dynamic volunteers, realizing and appreciating the nobility of His mission, started pouring in and offered to work for the mission of "World Peace" selflessly. Today, DJJS has a band of these well-educated and selfless spiritual soldiers, spreading the message of Brahm Gyan across the world. Realizing their larger human responsibility many crossed their personal boundaries of family and professional careers too, to join full time (as sanyasis) the societal transformation movement initiated by Sh. Ashutosh Maharaj Ji - DJJS.
A widespread network of centers across the World
As His message of practical spirituality as an imperative tool for societal transformation and welfare got credence with a swift momentum, the mission went global. And today DJJS is actively enhancing access of the divine tool of practical spirituality - Brahm Gyan to large number of people through around 350 centers in different parts of the country and abroad.
Reinstating the rich Cultural Heritage of India
Through a plethora of socio-cultural activities in the form of Katha Uvachan (story telling), discourses and devotional music concerts, the lost glory of intangible cultural heritage of India is being reinstated. The master has thus, on one hand, revived the usage of Indian classical music, Sanskrit language, regional folk music, dance and poetry not just as expressions of ancient Indian art and culture but also as ingredients of strong value system, positive engagement and platforms to redirect the human potential which otherwise gets haywire in the light of sense pleasure based entertainment activities of modern-day lifestyles. And on the other hand, His Holiness has redefined Vedic lore and Upanishadic wisdom as solutions to contemporary problems.
Authenticity of ancient scriptures proved by the Master
His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji through rigorous research and efforts has brought into light the science, logic and rationality in religious scriptures. Concepts like flying air crafts with the power of mind, materializing at more than one place at the same time, head transplantation of Lord Ganesha and Prajapati Daksha etc have been clarified scientifically through sansthan's spiritual platforms and literature.
Myths and Misconceptions based on cultural doctrines have been cracked by the Master
With appropriate interpretation of religious texts and logical comprehension of cultural doctrines, His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has cracked the orthodox belief system of society giving birth to prejudicial malpractices. To name a few, the human havoc of female feticide happening in the light of son preference for the reason of salvation has been completely negated on scriptural basis – rite gyanan muktih (salvation is only possible through divine knowledge and not by son or daughter). Similarly, practices such as 'bali' (animal killing), casteism, rich & poor divide, denial of opportunity to women for chanting ved-mantras, reading scriptures and sitting on vyas-peeth have been proven as pseudo-religious practices and hence been completely rejected.
Formation of ethically correct and righteous societies based on Divine Wisdom
His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has re-introduced ancient practice of integrated relationship between the society and the sanyasis (who have renounced their personal lives, personal & professiobnal aims and ambitions, family, property & assets and careers for the welfare of society at large). Wherein the society takes care of the basic living needs of sanyasis – food, clothing, shelter and others and the sanyasis based on the divine wisdom revealed within ensure evolution of the society by disseminating ethics, morals, virtues and knowledge of right and wrong to the society.
Revival of traditional knowledge
Overuse of synthetic systems of agriculture, food, fitness and medicine is taking the society towards dead end of dependencies, expenditure and dearth of natural resources and energy. In this scenario, His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has reintroduced traditional knowledges of Yoga and Pranayam, Indian Cattle rearing and organic farming and science of Ayurveda to rebuild human-nature relationship and re-create self-sustainable systems. The sansthan carries out R&D under its own Ayurvedic pharmacy which is also disseminating Ayurvedic medicines in large numbers.
Pioneering Corporate & Youth Workshops
Powerful platforms are launched to channelize the youth and address work-life related issues of Corporate Professionals, namely SAM (Self-Assessment and Management) Workshops, WAY (Workshops to Awaken Youth), and PEACE (Personal Enhancement to Achieve Corporate Excellence).
Restoring Cosmic Balance by generating positivity
His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji's universal approach is not limited to geographical boundaries but concerns overall cosmic peace and balance. The fine balance of cosmos gets disrupted at the increase in negativity produced by human malfunction which in itself is a result of negative tendencies of human mind. So it's important to combat the vicious cycle countering the load of negativity with much needed positive energy. As proven by Dr. Msaru Emoto of Japan that subtle thoughts can bring about gross changes. Therefore, by conducting huge number of massive spiritual events with immense number of following meditating and single point contemplation on positive thoughts of God; infinitesimal amount of positivity is generated for the whole cosmos.
The spiritual saga undertaken by Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji is greatest of the great for its strength, depth and vision. Like the Perfect Masters in the past, the Master's outlook is universal. And most of the universal systems are directly managed or indirectly influenced by humans. Therefore, to bring a change in the world, the change needs to be triggered in its basic unit, i.e. human. A simple hierarchy underlies this belief of the Master:
Individual » Family » Society » Nation » World
However, an individual himself is an integrated unit of multifarious dimensions, which can be delineated through the following order oriented from, outside to within in terms of subtlety and supremacy:
On this basis, for a change to be wholesome and non-relapsing, it has to sprout at the root level of complete human personality – Inner Self (Soul).
No intellectual knowledge or outside methodologies suffice in bringing a transformation in individual's action and behavioural pattern. Human action is the result of human thought. Therefore, to control human action, human thoughts have to be gauged. A bundle of thoughts make up human mind which can only be altered through the superior faculty of the Soul. For that, the soul must be awakened.
As has been proclaimed by all our Scriptures in unison, this awakening is possible only through the Divine Knowledge - eternal science of Brahm Gyan. Divine in itself is something out the world, hence, the knowledge – Brahm Gyan is a rare and difficult to master technique. But this epoch is fortunate to have revered perfect spiritual master - Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji who has not just mastered this rare science of Brahm Gyan but has also revealed it. And who has not just revealed it but made it reachable to masses which is again rare or may be first time in the history of mankind. The master is using this technique of self-awakening through divine knowledge as a unique tool to realize the vision of global peace.
Brahmgyan: The Genesis of Transformation
When a person gets initiated into the eternal science of Self Realisation, Brahm Gyan, he becomes equipped with the art of practically perceiving the light of his inner conscience. This results in a total transformation in his mindset. How? It can be understood in the language of both, science as well as metaphysics.