Brahma Kumaris

Brahma Kumaris

Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 147 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO.


Their story

The positive practice of being soul conscience and regular practice of Rajayoga meditation is at the heart of every member associated with the organization. The members live by the same principles they offer at the workshops and retreats to the public. Over years, the organization has impacted thousands of lives, who come back to volunteer and spread the simple method of leading a peaceful life. With efforts from the volunteers, this organization has spread in 147 countries, having over 9000 centers across the globe. “When I change, the world changes.”

Their business practice involves regular meditation. “At…. [one hour intervals] throughout the day, stop whatever you are doing… and withdraw their attention from everything around them. They call it the practice of traffic control (where they control the traffic of their thoughts in their minds) through the mechanism of SOS i.e. (STOP, OBSERVE, STEER).” During this time “one brings the attention back to oneself. An individual becomes aware of the heavy traffic of the thoughts passing through the mind… The core of this principle is the remembrance that they are a peaceful energy who is the master of the mind and the body. Three minutes spent practicing this exercise regularly enables one to quickly regain concentration, focus, and energy which can then be redirected to whatever action is needed during the daily activities.”

Their advice

To help with this daily practice there are a couple steps that Brahma Kumaris suggests taking in order to build a habit: “Mapping: Before starting the day, every individual can map his /her mental bandwidth by programming with a positive thought. Pausing: At regular intervals, every individual can pause for just a minute and bring the same positive thought on his/her mental screen. Recapping: At the end of the day, before retiring, every individual can regroup his/her thoughts such that it can be offered as a gratitude note that brings him/her a peaceful sleep.”

Submitted 2017