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Dada J P Vaswani, an Icon of Inner Light and Head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, dies at 99


Dada J P Vaswani, an icon of inner light and head of the Sadhu Vaswami Mission, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. In Hinduism, ignorance is darkness and it can only be removed by the knowledge of light provided by a Guru. Dada J P Vaswani was the Guru who removed ignorance from the hearts of millions of people around the world. He showed the path of truth and wisdom.

He was a symbol of peace and inner light.

The universal teachings he shared included that of peace, bliss, reconciliation, tolerance, non-violence and forgiveness.


There is no death in Hinduism. There is only transformation from one form to another. The time that Dada J P Vaswani shared on earth belongs to the ages.
  • Born on 2 August 1918 in Pakistan's Hyderabad city in a Sindhi family, Dada Vaswani, as he was popularly known, was the head of the Pune-based Sadhu Vaswani Mission, a non-profit organisation involved in social work and charity. Mission runs numerous schools and hospitals. The organization is involved in numerous other philanthropic activities.
The best way to know a Guru is through his/her teachings. Take any book authored by Dada J P Vaswani, there are hundreds of them, and you are sure to find new meaning and direction to life.

A small collection of teachings of Dada J P Vaswani

Don’t be totally worried about everything that is going around you. It is my job signed, GOD.

Opening your heart to God is the most effective form of prayer.

I urge my friends never, ever to forget their daily appointment with God, as I call it – a brief, simple prayer first thing when you get up and a quiet reflective prayer before you fall asleep at night.

Keep on thanking God all the time – this is easy while one is enjoying the ride, but should also persist when the going gets tough.

Pursuit of wealth is like drinking sea water to slake one’s thirst. The more of sea water you drink, the more your thirst increases.

In the simplest terms, spirituality is the aspiration, the genuine effort to know our true self.
Spirituality begins with the realization that we are not the bodies we wear, that this materialistic world we live in, cannot satisfy our deepest aspirations; that our unquenchable desire for wealth and power cannot really give us the joy and peace that we truly crave.

The problem with many of us is that we have completely identified ourselves with the body. But we are not the bodies we wear.

When I urge you not to identify yourself with the body, I am asking you to move away from the allures of materialistic world. The more we identify with the body, the more we want, the more we crave, the more we desire to possess, the more we get entangled in Maya.

Humble Pranams to the Soul who showed the light of Truth to millions....
Guru Brahma
Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Shree Gurave Namaha
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