About Prajnana Mission
Prajnana Mission was founded by our beloved Gurudev Paramapujya Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji Maharaj under loving and dynamic leadership of our beloved Guruji Paramapujya Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji Maharaj.
In the words of our beloved Gurudev: “My whole life has been dedicated to serving people. As Hariharananda, I give medicines and services to the sick, food to the hungry, education to children, courage to the depressed and spiritual guidance to those who ask. Each human being is the living presence of God. Service to mankind is service to God. To dedicate one’s life for the benefit of others is real service. Please serve people with love and devotion. This is real service to God and Gurus.” To fulfil these words of our beloved Gurudev is the real objective of the Mission.
The Mission was formally registered on 12-02-1999 under the Registration of Societies Act 1860 and the Jagatpur Ashram founded by our beloved Guruji became the headquarters of Prajnana Mission. Since then the Mission has been striving to fulfil the wishes of our beloved Gurudev. The Mission is engaged in four major activities for the welfare of mankind in general.
|240||11||8||EXPERIENCE VERSUS THEORY||If we undertake a pilgrimage to the Himalayas, we require a map to locate the places we would like to visit. A map makes our journey easier, and prevents us from getting lost. Spiritual theory is like a map, but just looking at the map does not give direct experience of the Himalayas. to know theories is good, but direct experience is best.|
|3||4||8||THE PATH OF LOVE||The first step is to love ourselves and aquire profound knlowledge of what the inner self or 'soul' is.|
|4||15||8||T H E I M P O R T A N C E O F T H E P R E S E N T||Memory is the result of our past experiences. Thoughts come from memory, and memory is formed through experience. Memory is a powerful element in our development. Generally, people cling to their memories of past events. This hinders their evolution. Do not hold on to the past. Those who are not attached to the past, are occupied with dreams about the future. Do not live dreaming about the future.The future is uncertain. Very few people live in the Present, here and now. Whatever changes, automatically becomes part of the past , but that which is changeless, is always present. Once we become established in wisdom and Truth, we will live in the present. Time is a continuous flow, which never stands still.|
|5||16||8||M E N T A L K R I Y A||We can practice mental Kriya wherever we are, at any time . It is very simple : just watch the breath. Make the breath a little longer and deeper, Without holding it back. Keep the concentration focused at the top of the head, accompanied by conscious, Rhythmic breathing. This mode of Kriya is helpful if we are unwell. Mental Kriya can be practiced even while We walk or lie-down in bed. If we practice it sincerely and in God –consciousness , fear and panic will Automatically disappear. This will help us to avoid negative habits, and adopt a positive lifestyle.|
|6||17||8||B L I S S||The Upanishads teach us, ‘We are born out of love ,we grow in love and we merge in love ‘ . Those who realize this ,make their life complete. We are born from bliss ,live in bliss and we will go back to bliss. Experience love in every breath. Be established in Truth.Let life be complete by merging In the ocean of love.|
|7||18||8||W A T C H T H E P L A Y O F T H E M I N D||The mind is the biggest obstacle which prevents us from perceiving Truth. The message the mind repeatedly gives us is,’I am the body, so let us strive to Enjoy this world’. Watch the play of the mind! We can control or gain mastery over our mind,by examining our thoughts rationally and then deciding whether to accept or reject certain types of thought. This process involves constant alertness. By being constantly alert and aware of our thought-process,we can gain mastery over the mind.|
|8||19||8||M A S T E R Y O V E R T H E M I N D||The mind is a special gift of God .Unfortunately, it is not easy to train the mind . The mind is a good servant , but a very bad master. The mind can be the fountainhead for human evolution or it may help to plunge a person Down to a subhuman level. The mind should be controlled and trained to be a source of constant joy,and not the root-cause of misery and unhappiness. We must channel the mind ,and keep it focused and concentrated so that we can reach a Completely controlled state of mind. This can be achieved through the practice of meditation, and living a balanced, God-conscious life.|
|9||22||8||GOD-CONSCIOUSNESS||A lover of God will realize his mistakes through introspection, and subsequently become strong enough to overcome them. However, if a mistake is made while we are immersed in God, God Himself will help us to rectify it. There is a story about Lord Krishna: A gopi (milk maid) was cooking food and, because her mind was so absorbed in Lord Krishna, she added salt twice. When she realized her mistake, she thought of Krishna Again, and served the food, offering it to Krishna. The story goes that her father –in-law ate the food and instead of complaining, greatly Appreciated it, saying it was tastier than usual. The gopi might seem unmindful, but in reality her mind was full; her mind was in Krishna. Keep the mind immersed in a constant state of God –consciousness.|
|10||23||8||CLINGING TO GOD||When monkeys jump from one three to another, the baby monkey, not to fall, hold onto the mother with a firm grip. Here, the responsibility is entirely on the baby monkey. Similarly, devotees who cling to God, considering everything else as impermanent, have the responsibility to cling. They are seekers on the path of knowledge.|
|11||24||8||THE RHYTHM OF GOD’S CREATION||God is infinite .His song is infinite. His song existed long before creation. His song is eternal. When we meditate, we can hear His song. When we listen intently to God’s song in deep meditation, we forget our own existence. As we enter deeper into silence with a rhythmic breath, the body itself becomes a musical Instrument and our breath produce music. Creation manifests its beauty in a rhythm, bringing joy and happiness to every season and in every sound, be it the roar of a lion or the humming of an inset. If we listen with renewed insight, we will gain experience.|