Brahmavidya is the science of life which teaches human beings the spiritual laws of life without bringing religion into the picture. Brahmavidya Sadhak Sangh (BSS) is a charitable trust; all teachers and volunteers work in spirit of service, without any remuneration, to spread this unique knowledge. At present, BSS is conducting Brahmavidya classes in Marathi, Hindi, English and Gujarati, at over 250 centres in Mumbai, Pune and Ratnagiri. Over 100,000 students have benefited from Brahmavidya teachings in the past decade.
BSS was founded in 1997. Jayant Divekar, the founder and chief trustee of BSS, studied under the tutorship of Guru Jyotirmayanda who had started teaching Brahmavidya in Mumbai in the late-1970s. Late Jayant Divekar was totally convinced about the efficacy of Brahmavidya teachings in removing the root cause of illness and promoting physical and mental health. He also considered this a supreme technique for spiritual growth. This led to an intense desire on his part to share the teachings with aspirants to the knowledge. He translated the entire course literature (of 1,500 pages) from English into Marathi. The mission of BSS is to promote and to teach the unique system of Brahmavidya.
Brahmavidya postulates that all human beings are potentially divine. Hence, they have within themselves the power to overcome their difficulties and problems. Daily practise of the technique for 40 minutes gives excellent results. People enjoy better physical and mental health. They lead a happier and more successful life at home and at work.
Brahmavidya is an ancient system of yoga and philosophy, teaching spiritual breathing exercises and meditation. “Our fitness is dependent on many factors, but it is vitally dependent on our breath. You will be surprised to know that an average person uses only 10% of his lungs capacity. Though we are breathing right from our birth, nobody has ever taught us the right way of breathing. We don’t even consider that it is necessary to train ourselves to breathe correctly since we breathe without any effort or cost,” points out Swati Jog, trustee of BSS. Simple but effective spiritual breathing exercises taught in Brahmavidya improve our lung capacity and purify our body.
The basic course comprises pranayam and eight spiritual breathing exercises that are to be practised for at least 20 minutes every morning and simple meditation techniques that are practised every night for 20 minutes. It also includes philosophical topics explaining the fundamental principles of life.
These methods of spiritual breathing exercises and meditation have been found useful for getting rid of asthma and other breathing problems, high blood pressure, spondylitis, backache, joint pain, insomnia, depression and many other ailments.
Anyone above 18 years of age can join the basic course of 22 weeks; the classes are conducted once a week for one and half hours. There is a small donation for each course. These courses are held in October-November and April-May periods in Mumbai. The courses for adults are in English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati at more than 200 centres in Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Jalgaon and other cities in Maharashtra. Children’s courses are conducted separately in Marathi and English.
Brahmavidya is useful to the young and the old. One successful student, Vinayak Tare, said “I am young! More young! I am happy! I am a youngster of 74 years. For 60 years of my life, I used to teach children langdi and kho-kho and it was this physical exercise and their innocent company kept me young.” Aaarti Vibhute said, after the course, “Brahmavidya not only gave me fitness, but totally changed my perspective towards life.”
Donations to BSS are exempt under Section 80G of the Income-tax Act.
Brahmavidya Sadhak Sangh
2nd Floor, Laxmi Keshav Building,
Gokhale Road, Naupada,
Thane (West) – 400601, Maharashtra
Telephone: 91-22-2533 9977
Fax: +91-22-2534 7788