~ In Loving Memoriam ~
Rajyogini Hriday Mohini, Chief Administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris, One Who Won Hearts
MANILA, March 12, 2021—PHILIPPINE Centers of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University join the joyous commemoration of the life of Global Chief Rajyogini Hriday Mohini, whose passing yesterday sent droves of teachers and students to the main headquarters and campuses in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India.
BK Philippines Foundation president Gonzalo Serrano Jr. led Filipino students across the country in expressing “deep affection (for the departed administrative head) and sadness” upon hearing the news.
In a statement, Serrano said: “Through her zealous practice of spirituality, Dadi Gulzar, as she was better known to Philippine BKs, inspired hundreds of thousands around the world to lead simple and meaningful lives.”
Serrano recounted personal experiences during Dadi’s two memorable visits to the Philippines: “She gave her message in simple but moving words and shared powerful vibrations of peace, love and inner silence with everyone wherever she went.”
Dadi Gulzar inaugurated the center in Quezon City, for which she personally chose the named “Lotus,” in July 1992. In 2007, she headlined a BK public program at the Araneta Coliseum, the biggest hosted by the Philippines to date.
Serrano noted that Dadi, having played a major role in the expansion of world service, was known to over a million BKs across the globe, including Filipinos, who regularly visited the Mount Abu campuses in Northwestern India.
They all received the news yesterday morning. Early today, Dadi’s body was flown to Mount Abu from Mumbai, where she had been confined at the Saifee Hospital for a lingering illness. She was 93.
Prior to the final rituals set tomorrow, March 13, BK Philippines has been holding virtual meditation gatherings since Thursday evening, led by BK Rajni, coordinator for the Philippines and Japan, from Kobe.
Significantly, Dadi Gulzar’s passing coincided with the celebration of Maja Shivratri, a major religious festival in India that commemorates God’s incarnation on earth as “the light of truth and hope during humanity’s darkest hour.”
Dadi was with the Brahma Kumaris from the organization’s earliest days in 1937, when she was just 8 years old. Thus she underwent all aspects of training as a yogi.
BK Rajni pointed out in a statement that Dadi’s lifelong work for the organization was “immeasurable,” notably since she took over some of the major roles played in the organization by its founder, Dada Lekraj or Brahma Baba.
BK Rajni said: “She was looked up to and loved in all 140 countries that Brahma Kumaris served—including the 112 that she had visited—and especially in India, because of her wisdom, on one hand, and her sweetness on the other. She was a source of quiet strength and inspiration for all of us.”
Dadi was a sought-after teacher on creating peace of mind and emotional stability, and all subjects pertaining to the cultivation of inner powers. She was committed to advocating the values and principles of Raja Yoga.
She helped set up more than 8,000 BK centers around the world, including 10 in the Philippines. She was never too busy to meet with Filipino delegations during the annual pilgrimage season in Mount Abu. In fact, Serrano recalled, she always broke into a big smile when told that the students in front of her were from the Philippines.
Her name, “Hriday Mohini” means “one who wins hearts.” That, BK Rajni said, perfectly described Dadi Gulzar.
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