Dadi Janki, the head of our organisation, the Brahma Kumaris passed away at the age of 104 at 2am India time on Friday 27th March 2020 in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. She had been unwell for the last few months.
Since the age of 21, Dadi had been exploring, studying and teaching meditation and spirituality. She refused to set limitations for herself. Dadi was tireless in sharing insights, outpacing those who were decades younger.
Our dearest Dadi had an unswerving optimism, sense of humour and big heart. It didn’t matter if you were a prince, prime minister or a pauper, she spoke to everyone as if they were her brother and sister.
She meant so much to so many and we will treasure the wealth of personal lessons in wisdom, courage and compassion that she shared through her life. She showed us how to live with love and ultimately how to die with dignity.
Dadi lived in London for over 40 years. She moved from London to Mount Abu, India at the age of 92 to begin her new job as the Spiritual Head of the Brahma Kumaris.
On the 10 year anniversary of Inner Space, Covent Garden, Dadi Janki shared the following:
“The concept of Inner Space has been in my vision since the first time I walked through Piccadilly Circus in 1974. The look on people’s faces made me realise how we accumulate stress as we try and fit the whole world into ourselves. We have become so immersed in the outer world that we have forgotten how comfortable we once were in our inner world.
The vision behind Inner Space is to create moments in people’s lives for them to go deep and discover their innate resources. My wish for the people in London is for them to look after their inner space. Keep it so clean and clear that there is no sorrow, no negativity and it is always filled with truth and happiness. Then we can use what we have inside to live a life that is good, meaningful and useful to others.”
Here are a few old blogs that were inspired from Dadi’s words: