A Century of Spiritual Leadership

Step into the spiritual saga of Dadi Ratan Mohini ji, the luminous force behind Brahma Kumaris’ global movement. Her life, a beacon of divine light, guides countless souls towards inner peace and enlightenment. Explore the legacy of a century adorned with purity, dedication, and love. 

A Precious Gem Crafted by Divinity

Dadi Ratan Mohini ji, a spiritual gem, has illuminated the path for millions worldwide. As the Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris, her life is a testament to divine dedication. Born from the spiritual lineage of Brahma Baba, Dadiji’s journey reflects a century of unwavering commitment to spreading peace, love, and enlightenment.

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The Birth of a Jewel

Born on March 25, 1925, in Hyderabad, Sindh, into a prosperous and devout family, Dadi Ratan Mohini ji, initially named Lakshmi, was early on immersed in spiritual devotion, often worshipping God instead of engaging in play like her peers. At the age of 12, her first visit to ‘Om Mandali’—which would later evolve into the Prajapita Brahma Kumari Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya—marked a profound spiritual awakening. Amidst the chanting of ‘Om,’ she found an unparalleled peace and joy, a testament to her innate devotion. This experience deepened when she met PitaShri Brahma Baba upon his return from Kashmir, feeling an instant spiritual connection that identified him as her true father, the Supreme Soul. Despite initial family reservations about her attending satsang due to her studies, Dadi’s resolve led her to pursue her education within the spiritual setting provided by Om Mandali, solidifying her path of devotion and service from a tender age.

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A Special Education and True Student

In her early education, Dadi Ratan Mohini ji was exposed to an exceptional blend of academic and divine knowledge, distinguishing her as a bright student with a profound interest in spiritual learning. This unique schooling, established by Brahma Baba, offered her insights into elevated divine knowledge, fostering a sense of divine love and connection with the alaukik father. Her unwavering dedication towards studies and Godly knowledge facilitated a deep integration of her intellect with gyan and yoga, guiding her towards a life devoted entirely to spiritual service and the Godly family.

As Dadiji transitioned from Hyderabad to Karachi, living under Baba’s guidance, she dedicated her life to the institution, embodying values of loyalty, divine service, and celibacy. Her life’s journey reflects a continual pursuit of spiritual elevation, with every moment devoted to contemplation, learning, and sharing divine wisdom, making her an instrumental figure in the task of world benefit.

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Foundation of Service and Unwavering Dedication

The Foundation of Spiritual Service

Dadi Ratan Mohini ji’s spiritual foundation was solidified through 14 years of intense penance in Karachi, where she engaged in rigorous yoga programs and experienced profound divine connections, feeling empowered as a form of Shiva Shakti. This period was pivotal, preparing her for a life dedicated to service and spiritual upliftment. Despite the Pakistani government’s initial reluctance, the Brahma Kumaris’ move to Mount Abu symbolised a new chapter, showcasing their commitment to spreading peace and spiritual welfare globally.

Transition to Mount Abu: A New Beginning

Upon their arrival in Mount Abu, the change from the coastal climate of Karachi to the mountainous terrain of Abu initially impacted everyone’s health. However, resilience prevailed, and soon the community adjusted, thriving in their new environment. This transition marked the beginning of a deeper spiritual practice, with the daily routine of gyan murli classes, walks with Baba, and solitary meditation in the mountains, fostering a profound sense of connection with the Divine along with a feeling of being ‘the masters of themselves’ and experiencing it.

Global Service and Spiritual Outreach

Dadi’s journey took a significant turn as the Brahma Kumaris’ presence in Mount Abu became established. The institution became a hub of spiritual activity and global service, with Dadiji receiving invitations to share her insights and experiences beyond Abu. Her travels for service took her across India and eventually led her to represent the institution at the 1954 World Peace Conference in Japan. These experiences not only broadened the Brahma Kumaris’ global footprint but also solidified Dadi Ratan Mohini ji’s role as a key ambassador of peace and spiritual wisdom.

Spiritual Wisdom: Dadiji's Journey with Baba

Dadiji shares her intimate experiences with Baba, reflecting on the deep spiritual connection, immediate obedience to divine guidance, and the personalized journey of learning and service that defined their path.

A Global Ambassador of Peace and Spirituality

First Global Service: Japan

In 1954, Dadi Ratan Mohini ji embarked on her inaugural world service mission to the World Peace Conference in Japan, alongside Dadi Prakashmani ji and Dada Chandrahas ji. This marked her first international exposure, where she felt divinely appointed to spread spiritual wisdom. Engaging with the local and Buddhist communities, they left a lasting impact by disseminating divine knowledge and distributing thousands of spiritual literature. This year-long journey through Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Penang significantly enhanced the global presence of Brahma Kumaris.

Influencing Across Cultures

Dadiji’s services profoundly influenced diverse communities, especially the Sindhis and Gujaratis in Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, fostering a newfound respect and understanding of the institution’s spiritual teachings. Her efforts catalysed a broader acceptance and curiosity towards divine knowledge among these communities, illustrating the universal appeal and transformative power of the teachings she represented.

Expanding Horizons

Post-Japan, Dadiji’s spiritual mission expanded across India and internationally from 1956 through the 1970s, notably laying the groundwork for Brahma Kumaris in Mumbai and later in London, where she played a pivotal role in establishing service centres. Her contributions during this period were instrumental in spreading peace and harmony, showcasing her as a central figure in the global expansion of the Brahma Kumaris’ spiritual teachings.

Services in Bharat

After services abroad, Dadi lived in Mount Abu, India and provided many types of services.

  • 1985: Led 13 major walking tours and organised the “Bharat Ekta Yuva Pad Yatra,” covering over 12,550 km across India, promoting public awareness and social issues.
  • 1989: Conducted 67 rallies reaching 1,903 villages and launched the All India Moral Awareness Campaign, impacting over 2 million people with the message of global cooperation for a better world.
  • 1993-1995: Organised youth cycle rallies under “Youth Cycle Rally for Harmony,” reaching 3,009 villages and cities and educating the youth on moral values and addiction-free living.
  • Since 1996: Oversees the training of Brahma Kumari teachers, enhancing the spiritual and service skills of over 50,000 sisters from 5,400 service centres globally.
  • 2001-2006: Participated in and led National Advanced Meditation Retreats in Brazil, the USA, the UK, Russia, Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong, marking significant global outreach.
  • 2007-2008: Launched the Youth Empowering Program to instill values in the youth, encouraging them to face life’s challenges with courage and contribute positively to national reconstruction.

Celebrating 100 Years

Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini has entered the 100th year of her life; she is the Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris, the largest organisation lead by women, and has witnessed its growth like a banyan tree since its inception. Dadi has witnessed the journey of 87 years since the establishment of Brahma Kumaris in 1937 until date. She dedicated her life to sacrifice, penance, service and meditation to take the organisation to this point. Dadi has entered her 100th year, and even today, starts her daily routine with Rajyoga meditation. At this stage of her life, she is engaged in service with full enthusiasm.

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The deeper the roots of a tree, the stronger and more durable it is. Similarly, how deep are the roots of renunciation and tapaya of the people who run any organization, that organization is equally powerful, long-lived and free of obstacles. Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya is a unique organization in this sense. Each and every founding member of this organization (Adi Ratna), are such ascetics who, keeping themselves, their sacrifices a secret, tirelessly, selflessly under the guidance of the Almighty, did spiritual service for humanity.