Dada J P Vaswani
The spiritual head of Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune, Dada J P Vaswani was born on August 2, 1918, at Hyderabad-Sind. Being a brilliant student, he was given a number of double promotions and thus passed the the B.S. examination when just seventeen. A masters degree and fellowship at a leading college followed and Dada seemed poised at the threshold of a brilliant academic or civil services career. It was at this stage that he gave it all up and decided to follow his uncle and guru, Sadhu T.L. Vaswani, a mystic and philosopher on the spiritual path. Reaching out to people with a message of spirituality became his life mission. As editor of Excelsior magazine, he was initially met with opposition as not everyone related to the spiritual dimension. Still, he took it upon himself to write, proof read, print, get advertisements, package and post the magazine all by himself. The publications popularity grew to the extent that it surpassed the circulation of the leading daily newspaper, The Sind Observer.
A prolific author, he has written over thirty books in English and several more in Sindhi. Committed to education, he is the honorary principal of St. Miras College in Pune that was established in 1962. The college which started out with just sixty two students has since grown to accommodate over five thousand students today.
A gifted orator, he has spoken on Universal Peace at the United Nations, a World without Wars at the House of Commons, London and was a keynote Speaker at the Centennial Celebrations of the World Parliament of Religions in New York.
He shall answer your queries and dilemmas in life.
Ask Dada J P Vaswani
Question 36. When children say that religion has only caused problems, we find it difficult to answer as they do have a point. What do we do to help them have faith and yet be logical? - Navdeep Sharma
Tell the children that it is not religion that has failed us, it is we who have failed religion. We who talk of religion do not bear witness to the great teaching in deeds of daily life.
If only, we lived religion, the world would be a wonderful place. Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani said ,“Religion, let us talk of it less, practice more.”
Question 37. How do we keep our balance in this world? - Sanjay Maheshwari
By walking the way of acceptance.
Question 38. I don’t agree with many of the views of my relatives on politics and other areas, should I try to convince them or let them believe what they wish? - Neha Srikanta
The pilgrim on the path is advised to keep clear of arguments.
Question 39. Youngster’s don’t take our advice and very often go on the wrong path. What is the best way to deal with this? - Sudhir Sinha
To become a role model before them.
Question 40. Till the time you are of some help to a person or till the time he needs you for some or the other reason‚ he is sweet to you and the moment the work is done he doesn’t even bother about you‚ at that very moment what do we do? - Naman Goswami
We should remind ourselves of the teaching which the Lord Sri Krishna gave to his dear, devoted disciple Arjuna: “Do your work without expecting any reward for your work!”