About the Book
This is not just a book, but also a priceless treasure of quotes from Dada J.P. Vaswani. Dada J.P. Vaswani is the head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune. A humanitarian, a philosopher, an educator, a writer, a powerful orator and a spiritual leader, he is revered as a Guru by many people from all over the world. To his devoted disples, he is God on Earth. His humility, simplicity and practical knowledge about life has made so many people live more meaningfully and purposefully.
Dadaji travels around the world sharing his philosophy. He is also the author of over 50 books. He is often on television, spreading the power of faith and hope. His simple philosophy advocates that everyone must live meaningfully and make a difference before one's journey on this earth is over.
Each of Dadaji's thoughts and quotes is more meaningful and precious than all the pearls, diamonds, rubies and treasure of the world put together. On 2nd August 2008, Dadaji celebrated his 90th birthday. This book is compiled in his honour with and effort to put some of his most inspiring thoughts together so that it can be treasured in the years to come.
Dada J.P. Vaswani is an acclaimed humanitarian, philosopher, educator, writer, orator, advocate of ahimsa, and a non-sectarian spiritual leader. He has captivated the hearts of millions worldwide. In the eyes of many, he is a man who symbolises the true spirit of the India of the Rishis. He is a harbinger of love, peace and hope for many.
Today, Dada J.P. Vaswani or Dadaji as he is fondly called as,is the spiritual head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission and also the sustaining force behind its multifarious activities. For more than four decades, he has been spreading the message of love and peace all over the world. Through Dadaji, the joy of faith and peace flows out to many.
Dada J.P. Vaswani started out as brilliant student who obtained his B.Sc. Degree at the young age of 17. He was awarded a fellowship at the D.J Sind College for standing first in his class. He gave up a career in academics, to follow the footsteps of his illustrious uncle and Guru, Sadhu T.L Vaswani: In order to propagate his master's ideals, he edited three monthly journals: Excelsior, India Digest and East and West series. Another task given to Dadaji by his master was to serve as the Principal of St. Mira's College for Girls. Teachers and students dearly loved him. In 1966, when Sadhu T.L Vaswani shed his physical body, he passed on the baton to Dada J.P Vaswani.
Dadaji is the author of over 50 books in English and many more in Sindhi; His writings reveal practical tips on happy, successful, spiritual and non-violent living. Many of his books have run into several editions. And many have been translated into the Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, French, German and Indonesian languages. Thousands of avid readers who have read his best-selling books regard him as a great inspirational writer.
Dadaji has addressed distinguished audiences through eminent forums like the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, the World Hindu Conference in Colombo, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders and Parliamentarians at Kyoto, the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit and the House of Commons in London.
Dadaji is an avid propagator of vegetarianism. Animal lovers revere and admire him as an apostle of non- violence who strives tirelessly for the cause of reverence for all life. He received the U Thant Peace Award in April 1998,for his dedicated service to the cause of world peace. Dada J.P. Vaswani is an unquestioned spiritual leader to millions of disciples globally.
Dadaji is endowed with the gift of eloquence. His humanitarian spirit transcends above caste, creed, colour and religion. His teachings address how to confront problems and challenges. Offering his vision for a world without wars, Dadaji says, "If we all learn to revere life, especially each other's, then the world will be a place without quarrels, war and connected evils. "Supporting Sadhu Vaswani's adage of "If you want to be happy, make others happy!" Dadaji's sole aim is to spread cheer to all.
One distinguishing feature of his discourses that attracts people is the practicality of the subjects and the straightforwardness in the presentation of his deepest philosophies. His simple language, profound thoughts, universal outlook, captivating voice, all interspersed with delightful anecdotes and instances from the lives of the saints keep the audience spellbound. The audiences often feel that they can relate to Dadaji's messages.
Dadaji says, "Love and service are what the world needs now the most. Look at service as an offering of love for God." This is what the Sadhu Vaswani Mission has been doing through its numerous centres worldwide, including the ones in Colon and Panama City. The Sadhu Vaswani Centres all over the world have been putting to practice the ideals of love and service through their activities. These include feeding the poor and needy, distributing essential grocery items to the needy families in villages, providing educational opportunities to school kids, organizing free eye cataract operations and medical camps, feeding birds, fish, animals among others.
On 2ndAugust 2008, Dadaji celebrated the completion of his 90 eventful years on earth -A life that has made a big difference in the lives of millions of people around the world and continues to do so every day.
God on Earth? Not many are fortunate to come face to face with God. But when one is fortunate enough to be graced by a Guru who is God-like, then you meet God on Earth.
I consider it to be a big blessing that I found my Guru Dada J. P. Vaswani, nearly 20 years ago. He is a spiritual leader, a philosopher, an author, a motivator and a speaker. He is also the spiritual head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune. But to me, he is truly my God on Earth.
In his presence, I get goose bumps as if I were meeting God. His words are sweeter than honey and his touch more loving than anything else is in this world. He is not only my Guru but also my father, mother, brother and friend. All these years, he has moulded me to become a better human being. My faith in Lord Shiva was born before I met him, but after meeting him, my faith in God has multiplied in several folds. I look upon him as God sent blessing; as the spirit of God in human form and thus revere him as my God on Earth. He has bestowed his love and wisdom upon me, which has transformed me into a better person for which I am very grateful. He has also taught me to be humble and not proud and if I could just be one millionth as humble as he is, it would be a great achievement.
On his 90th Birthday, with deep love and reverence, I humbly present some of my favourite Dadaji's quotes, which are compiled with pictures to help you sense presence of God. The sun, moon, stars, birds, animals, flowers and everything in creation reminds me of the Master, who though remains unseen, has graced me with His presence in the form of my Guru, Dadaji - my God on Earth!
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