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Lekhraj Kripalani (Brahma Baba)

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Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

BKWSU, Daughters of Brahma, World Renewal Trust

Lekhraj Khubchand Kripalani (1876-1969), known to followers as "Brahma Baba," Prajapita Brahma

include Dadi Janki, Dadi Hirdaya Mohini

Hyderabad, Sindh (now part of Pakistan), 1936

Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

include Brahma Kumaris Information Services, Global Hospital & Research Centre

include Peace and Purity: The Story of the Brahma Kumaris, A Spiritual Revolution

include Heart & Soul

According to its web site, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University "is an international non-governmental organisation. In effect, it is a center that promotes the teaching of Rajah (Royal) Yoga, one of the classical Hindu philosophical schools. It is involved in cultural, educational and humanitarian work; Brahma Kumaris means ‘daughters of Brahma.’ Devotees focus on what they consider four main principles of life (study, meditate, practice, serve) and advocate a vegetarian diet, celibacy, and avoidance of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Many women are attracted to Brahma Kumaris (which is run mostly by women). Even if already married, women who join must take a vow of celibacy, which has caused problems in India. A splinter movement, known as the Advance Party (Prajapita Brahma Kumaris, PBKs), is also active.

This is a classical Hindu monastic sect which emphasizes the worship of Shiva.

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The movement claims 800 centers in 100 countries

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