Dada Bhagwan



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Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Dada Shri, Ambalal M Patel, Ambalal Muljibhai
Function: 
Jnani
Traditions: 
Akram Vignan
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, USA, Europe
Date of Birth: 
07/11/1908
Place of Birth: 
Gujarat, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
02/01/1988
Other Related Gurus: 
Dr. Niruben Amin, Deepakbhai Desai

Biography

Ambalal Muljibhai was a contractor by profession. He became a Gnani Purush in 1958. It was towards dusk one day in June, while sitting on a railway bench on platform 3 in Surat, waiting for a train, amidst the commotion of jostling crowds of travelers that a natural and spontaneous phenomenon occurred. ‘Dada Bhagwan’, the Lord within Ambalal Patel began to manifest.

This manifestation of the omniscient was no ordinary phenomenon. This divine revelation is a phenomenon so rare, that it occurs only once every million years! It is a short-cut path to enlightenment that requires no traditional rituals of penance, renunciation, worship or reading scriptures, surpassing all other traditional paths.

Nature had created a divine spiritual wonder! Within just one hour he acquired the vision and knowledge of the entire universe. He experienced the answers to questions such as: Who am I? What is God? What is God’s role? Who is the doer? What is karma? How is karma created? How can one be free from the bondage of karma? What is liberation? What is the true nature of this world? Countless spiritual questions of this world and the universe were solved during this natural process.

Through the medium of Shri Ambalal Patel, nature brought to the threshold of this world the unparalleled vision and science of Akram. From that moment on, the ego within Him vanished completely and he became a Vitraag Purush – the liberated one.

When asked, “Who is Dada Bhagwan?” he used to say, “What you see in front of you is not Dada Bhagwan

Dada Bhagwan is the Lord of the fourteen worlds, who resides within you, me and everyone else. But within you he is not manifested, whereas here, within me he is completely manifested. I am not Bhagwan (God) myself, and I too, bow down to Dada Bhagwan, who is manifest within me.” Dada always maintained that the knowledge he acquired was the collective knowledge of the Vitraag Lords (Tirthankars) and that he was merely the instrument through which this knowledge was flowing.

Through the divine power within Him, He bestowed upon others the knowledge of the Self through a spiritually scientific process called the Gnan Vidhi. That (Atma Gnan) which cannot be acquired in countless lifetimes can be acquired in a matter of just two hours, simply because this path is Akram. Dada refers to it as the ‘elevator path’ as opposed to climbing stairs, where the seeker progresses one arduous step at a time through rituals and austerities, as prescribed in the traditional paths.

It was Dada’s most cherished wish that all mankind acquire salvation through attaining Atma Gnan. He traveled extensively both in India and abroad, at his own expense to give satsangs and bestow the knowledge to all who came to him. Although the Gnani Purush is not living today in a physical body, his ‘Knowledge of Self’ is His Living Presence, and his process of self enlightenment still continues today, with his grace, flowing through the medium of Pujya Deepakbhai Desai. His spiritual work for the world’s salvation has gained tremendous momentum and every year, thousands of seekers acquire Self Realization and their experience of internal liberation grows day by day.

Not only has Dada bestowed upon us Atma Gnan, but he has also taken a unique step towards destroying conflicts and discrimination amongst different religions. He initiated the construction of temples of Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, Lord Shri Krishna and Lord Shiva under the same roof. Dadashri’s reasoning behind this was that unless people became free from their biases and prejudices towards religions, they would not acquire the true knowledge of the Soul. Several of these temples are now established in India.

During His spontaneous enlightenment Dadashri also made a connection with the living Tirthankar Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, who is currently in Mahavideh Kshetra. He often communicated through his astral body with Simandhar Swami for answers and clarification of questions proposed to him.

Dadashri said that today direct liberation from the planet Earth is no longer possible because of the effect of the current time cycle; however the path is still open from Mahavideh Kshetra. Having acquired Self realization, the soul begins its journey towards its ultimate liberation. Hence the next life for a Self-Realized being will be in Mahavideh Kshetra, where after the darshan of Lord Simandhar, the soul will begin its final journey to Moksha.

Sources: 
www.dadabhagwan.org

Teachings

There is more to life than just living. There has got to
be more to life than to just live. There should be a higher
purpose in life. The purpose of life is to come to the real
answer of ‘Who am I?’ This is the unanswered question of
infinite previous lives. The missing links of the search for
‘Who am I?’ are now being provided through the words of
the Gnani Purush (The One who is completely Self-Realized).
These words are edited for the purpose of comprehension.
Who am I? What am I not? Who is the Self? What is
mine? What is not mine? What is bondage? What is Moksha
(liberation)? Is there a God? What is God? Who is the ‘doer’
in the world? Is God the ‘doer’ or not? What is the real nature
of God? What is the nature of the real ‘doer’ in this world?
Who runs the world? How does it function? What is the real
nature of illusion? Whatever one knows, is it real or is it an
illusion? Will one become free or remain bound with the
knowledge one has?

All the religions of the world are correct by their
viewpoint. The religion
which investigates, ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who is the doer?’
is the final religion. This is the absolute religion. Absolute
religion imparts liberation.
Once the wrong belief that ‘I am the doer’ is destroyed
and the nature of the real doer is known, all our puzzles are
solved.
Gnan is knowing ‘Who I am’ and ‘Who I am not’.
‘I’ and ‘My’ are always separate. There is not a single
characteristic of ‘I’ in ‘My’, or ‘My’ in ‘’I’.
‘My’ can only be understood exactly once ‘I’ is realized.
The slightest element of ‘My’ is an illusion.
Knowing ‘Who am I?’ results in the loss of ego.
Otherwise it is not possible.
It is impossible to know the Self through one’s own
efforts. This is because the ego is required for any effort.
It is not important to make one realize that ‘I am not the
doer’. It is important to realize that ‘I am the pure Self’.
For Self-Realization, a Gnani Purush is needed. The
Gnani Purush is able to dissolve your ego because he is
completely devoid of ego.
Jai Sat Chit Anand

Locations

"Tri-Mandir",
Simandhar City,
Ahmedabad-Kalol Highway,
Adalaj, Dist Gandhinagar-382421

Phone: 
9327010101