Advertisement from the 'The Age' Melbourne, Saturday January 15 1983.Prajapita Brahma(1884-1969) founded the Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya in 1937 in colonial India. His 'day of ascension' was January 18 1969.


               Once upon a time, not so many years ago, the biggest day in the BK calendar was January 18: the day that BKWSU founder Prajapita Brahma (Lekhraj Kripalani) passed on in 1969 at the age of 84.

             Public programs were held in his honour, his virtues were extolled, and his understandings celebrated. In countries around the world the BK's never held back in enthusiastically sharing Brahma Baba's deeply held convictions.

           As you can read on this site, the story of how Brahma Baba came to settle on what is now the 'BKWSU knowledge', and what this knowledge is, is either fascinating or easily dismissed. Essentially though, looking at BKWSU websites, meditation is now what is primarily promoted by the BKs on their sites, in a world already crowded with trendy meditations online. We recall that for the last 30 years, we have consistently promoted the philosophy of the BKs, especially through theatre and film, with a fondness for it's dedicated outrageousness and 'take it or leave it' attitude.

           In an apparently Godless world, the  core philosophy of the BKs, once so proudly proclaimed in newspaper interviews and on the front pages of websites, has largely faded from public view.As we noted previously even the official BKA website, which we reference here +NEW! BK LITE! has no mention of core beliefs, that is the present 'descent of God', and the role of 'Brahma as God's unique agent'.

           However, this is one site where you can find the beliefs and knowledge of the BKs celebrated, and we believe these concepts are lively, confronting and worthy of debate. Another informed website you might like to visit is  a most interesting site presented by independent minded BK academics...essential reading for 2017.🙂


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It'sMayaByaNose | Reply 02.02.2017 04:34

Hey Robin, your BKresearch link location is misspelled, - missing the a, so the link is broken.

A Fistful of Shivratri | Reply 01.02.2017 07:37

Hey, old-timer, you need to fix your bottom link location. Currently, it reads

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05.07 | 21:21

Sure, but that radical change was the result of a number of successive refinements in those 25 years. Paradigm Shifts rarely happen suddenly -

05.07 | 21:12

Not sure if this applies so much to BK in India.
But in Europe, the BK community certainly looks like a species slowly heading for extinction.

05.07 | 20:35

Baba may not have made any major distinction here. After all, early movies did not have much cinematography. They were largely recorded theater performances

05.07 | 06:14

That makes much more sense then
Baba must have referred to a theater performance in 1901, which then fits the year of his marriage perfectly.

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