Jeevanvidya Mission is a movement started in Maharashtra, India by Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai. It is one of the many spiritual movements in India. The word Jeevanvidya is a Sanskrit word that can be broken down into Jeevan (meaning life) and vidya (meaning knowledge). The aim of this mission is to teach people the art of living a happy and prosperous life.
The mission has a strong presence (in terms of followers) all over Maharashtra.
Jeevanvidya is a philosophy of life and an art of successful living. It aims at achieving material prosperity and attaining spiritual progress through relentless efforts, on the basis of circumstances as they stand. Jeevanvidya philosophy defines God as intrinsically automatic, self-regulatory, natural, systematic order, endowed with the universal laws of nature.
Formerly known as Nam Sampraday Mandal, Jeevanvidya Mission was established in the year 1955. Since its inception in 1955, Jeevanvidya Mission operates on a non-profit basis with hundred percent non-paid volunteers. Jeevanvidya Mission is registered with the Charity Commissioner in 1980, Reg. No. : E 7733, Mumbai. The activities of Jeevanvidya Mission include:
- Conducting Discourses. Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai's discourses are organized all over Western India for last 50 years. In 1998, a lecture series of Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai was held in the USA.
- Publication of books. More than 25 books are published, mainly in Marathi. However, some books are also published in other languages such as Hindi, English, Gujarati & Kannada. “Deepastambha” magazine is published quarterly.
- Conducting courses. Jeevanvidya Basic Courses and Advanced courses are conducted covering various topics of Jeevanvidya Philosophy.
Demise of Satguru
Sadguru Shri Wamanrao Pai, Founder of Jeevanvidya Mission, died of old age on 29 May 2012. According to his family members, Satguru's dream of inaugurating Jeevanvidya Dnyanpeeth (university for Jeevanvidya philosophy) is completed just a month ago on 16 April 2012.
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