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<ul><li>1.LMMMMMMN Publisher : Mr. Ajit C. Patel on behalf ofO WDada Bhagwan Foundation5, Mamatapark Society,B/h. Navgujarat College,O W Usmanpura, Ahmedabad-380014.Tel. : (079) 7543979, 7540408O WE-Mail : dadaniru@vsnl.comOAdjust EverywhereW: Editor.O WEdition: 3000 copies, 2001O WO WPrice: Ultimate Humality(leads to Universal oneness)O WANDAwareness of "I Dont Know Anything"Rs. 5.00O W Editor : Dr. Niruben AminO WPrinter: Mahavideh Foundation (Printing Division),Dhobighat, Dudheshwar,QRRRRRRSAhmedabad - 380 004.Tel. : 5629197</li></ul><p>2. NOTE ABOUT THIS TRANSLATION Ambalal M. Patel, Gnani Purush, also commonly knownas Dadashri or Dada, always used to say that it is not possibleto exactly translate his satsang about the Science of Self-Realization and the art of worldly interaction into English.Some of the depth of meaning would be lost. He stressed theimportance of learning Gujarati to precisely understand allhis teachings.Dadashri did however grant his blessings to convey histeachings to the world through translations in English andother languages. This is a humble attempt to present to the world theessence of the teachings of Dadashri, the Gnani Purush. Alot of care has been taken to preserve the tone and message ofthe satsang. This is not a literal translation of his words. Manypeople have worked diligently for this work and we thankthem all. This is an elementary introduction to the vast treasureof his teachings. Please note that any errors encountered inthe translation are entirely those of the translators. 3. PREFACE Introduction of The Gnani Conflicts will occur repeatedly in our life until we learn One June evening in 1958 at around six oclock,to adjust with others. This adjustment is achieved throughAmbalal Muljibhai Patel, a family man and contractor byright understanding. Life becomes difficult as in the end, theprofession, was sitting on a bench of platform number threeworld will extract adjustment from us, against our wishes.at Surat train station. Surat is a city in south Gujarat, a westernWhether we like it or not, we will have to adjust. With right state in India. What happened within the next forty-eightunderstanding, we can prevent conflict and find peace and minutes was phenomenal. Spontaneous Self-realizationhappiness. Life is nothing but a series of adjustments. Fromoccurred within Ambalal M. Patel. During this, his ego meltedtotally and completely. From that time, onwards he becamebirth until death, you have to make adjustments. Whether youcompletely detached from all thoughts, speech and acts ofenjoy studying or not, you have to adjust and study. Likewise,Ambalal and he became a living instrument of The Lord forin married life, initially there is happiness, but later thesalvation of the world through the path of knowledge. Hehusband or the wife has to make adjustments because ofcalled this Lord, Dada Bhagwan. This Lord is fullyconflicts. These conflicts are the natural result of differencesmanifested within me, he told, to all he met. Furthermore,in their nature. How many people in this age are fortunatehe added that, The same Lord, Dada Bhagwan exists in allenough to be able to adjust with each other throughout theirliving beings. The difference between you and me is that inlives? Even between Rama and Sita, were there not manyme The Lord has manifested fully and in you he is yet toadjustments? Imagine the kind of adjustments Sita must have manifest. Who are we? What is God? Who runs this world?made when she was sent away to the jungle, while she wasWhat is karma? What is liberation? etc. All the worldswith child. spiritual questions were answered. Thus, nature offeredabsolute vision to the world through the medium of Shree Between parents and children there are adjustments Ambalal Muljibhai Patel.every step of the way. If we adjust with understanding, therewill be peace and we will not bind any karma. If we do notAmbalal was born in Tarasali a suburb of the city ofadjust with all around us, we will invite or create problems. Baroda and raised in Bhadran, Central Gujarat. Although aThis key of Adjust Everywhere will open all the doors incontractor by profession, and married to Hiraba, his life atlife. If we use Gnani Purush Dadashris golden maxim Adjusthome and with the world was exemplary prior to his SelfEverywhere and apply it in our life, then every day life willRealisation. After becoming, Self realized and attaining thestate of a Gnani, (The Awakened One, Jnani in Hindi) hisbecome beautiful.body became a public charitable trust.- Dr. Niruben AminThroughout his whole life, he lived by the principle 4. Current link for attaining the knowledge ofthat there should not be any business in religion, but in all Self realization (Atmagnan)business, there must be religion. In addition, he never tookany money from anyone for his own use. He used the profits I am personally going to impart siddhis (special spiritualfrom his business to take his devotees for pilgrimage in various powers) to a few people. After I leave, will there not be a needparts of India.for them? People of future generations will need this path, wont they?- DadashriHis words became the foundation for a new, directParam Pujya Dadashri used to go from town to town andand step less path to realization called Akram Vignan. Through country-to-country to give satsang and impart the knowledge ofhis divine, original scientific experiment (The Gnan Vidhi)the Self as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactionhe imparted this knowledge to others within two hours. to all whom came to see him. In his final days in late 1987, heThousands have received his grace through this process and graced Dr. Niruben Amin with the siddhis (special spiritualthousands continue to do so even now. He called it Akram powers) to continue his Work.Vignan (Step less Science, elevator path). Akram meanswithout steps and kram means to rise step by step. AkramAfter Param Pujya Dadashri left his mortal body onmeans lift or elevator path. Kram here means orderly, step-January 2, 1988. Dr. Niruben continues his Work, travelling withinby-step spiritual progress. Akram is now recognized as a directIndia to cities and villages; and going abroad to the USA, Canada, UK and Africa. She is Dadashris representative of Akram Vignan.shortcut to the bliss of the Self. She has been instrumental in expanding the key role of Akram Vignan as the simple and direct path to Self Realization for modern Who is Dada Bhagwan?times. Thousands of spiritual seekers have taken advantage of this opportunity and are established in the experience of pureWhen he explained others who Dada Bhagwan is Soul while carrying out their worldly duties. They experiencehe would say : freedom, here and now while living their daily life. What you see in front of you is not Dada Powerful words in scriptures help the seeker in increasingBhagwan. What you see is A.M.Patel. I am a Gnanitheir desire for liberation and thus they represent the path. ThePurush and the Lord that is manifested within, is Dadaknowledge of the Self is the final goal of all seekers. Without the knowledge of the Self there is no liberation. This knowledge of theBhagwan. He is the Lord within. He is within you and Self (Atmagnan) does not exist in books. It exists in the heart of aeveryone else. He has not yet manifested within you, Gnani. Hence, the knowledge of the Self can only be acquired bywhereas within me he is fully manifested. I myself ammeeting a Gnani. Through the scientific approach of the Akramnot a Bhagwan. I bow down to the Dada Bhagwan within Vignan, even today one can attain Atma Gnan, but it can only occurme.by meeting a living Atma Gnani and receiving the Atma Gnan (Knowledge of The Self). Only a lit candle can light another candle ! 5. Other Books of "DADASHRI"(1) Who Am I: "Who am I" is a burning question since thebeginning of our being in the universe. Answer to it is here...(2) Ultimate Knowledge: Experience of a 16 year youth aboutAtma Gnan.(3) Generation Gap (Ma-Baap Chockra no Vyavhar): Howto overcome the generation gap in the west? How to raisechildren? What are Parents &amp; childs duties.(4) The Essence of all Religion: The essence of all religions inADJUST EVERYWHERENine Sentences with Scientific understanding.(5) Adjust Everywhere: A simple key to solve day to dayproblems in life.DIGEST THIS PHRASE(6) Avoid Clashes: Just these two words, followed to the hilt willliberate you. You do not need to study any scriptures. This is the Questioner : I want peace in my life.guarantee of the Gnani Purush Dadashri. Dadashri : Will you accept just one phrase in your life?(7) The Fault of the sufferer: We are bound by our mistakes. Take note of it properly and exactly?The world has not bound us. Once these mistakes are eliminated,we are free. Questioner : Yes.(8) Worries: The Gnani Purush Dadashri dissects the nature ofworry and shows the way to be free from worry forever. Without Dadashri : Incorporate this phrase Adjust Everywherethis understanding it is very difficult to resolve the problem ofin your life and peace will take hold. Initially, for the first sixworry at its root. months or so you will experience difficulties. This is because(9) Harmony in marraige (Pati-Patni no Divya Vyavhar): of reactions from the past life. Then peace will be yours.Couples who marry often find themselves at odds with eachTherefore, adjust everywhere. In this frightful time of Kaliyugother and suffer difficulties in their life together. The Gnani(the present time cycle), if you fail to adjust, you will bePurush Dadashri shows profound reasons for clashes between doomed.couples in our society and offers the way to harmony and bliss.(10) Whatever has happened is justice: When you understand If you do not learn anything else in worldly life it does"whatever happens is justice" you will solve all your worldlynot matter, but learning to adjust, is a necessity. You will sailproblems. There is no injustice in this world even for a moment. through all difficulties in life if you adjust to anyone whoJustice will prevail.misadjusts with you. A person who knows how to adjust with(11) Anger: Anger, pride, attachment and greed are all weaknesses. others does not suffer. Adjust everywhere. Adjustment withGnani Purush Dadashri shows the way to overcome such each and every person is the highest religion. There areweaknesses and live a life free of conflict. different prakritis, (people with different personalities, 6. 2Adjust Everywhere Adjust Everywhere 3characteristics, tendencies etc.) in our time, so how can youaway from it. Do not eat it if you do not want it. The olderget along without adjusting ?folks keep on resenting it. All these differences in opinion are because of the changing times. These youngsters act DO NOT INTERFERE, JUST ADJUST according to the times. Moha is the insatiable desire, which Life is changing constantly. Therefore, one has to adjust arises for new and original things as they come into existence. From my early childhood, I enquired deeply whether thisto these changes. The elders cling to their old-fashioned ways. world was going in the right or the wrong direction. I foundThey need to adjust with the times or else they will die that no one has the power to change this world, and thereforesuffering. You must make adjustments according to the times one must adjust according to the times. If your son comesyou live in. I adjust with everyone, even a thief or a pickpocket. home wearing a new kind of hat, dont ask him in an irritatedA thief will sense that I am compassionate in the way I speak tone, Where did you get that? Instead, just adjust and askto him. I do not tell him that he is wrong. He is simply acting kindly, Son where did you get your nice new hat? Was itaccording to his viewpoint. People, in general are likely to very expensive? This is how you should adjust.hurl abuse at the thief and label him as a worthless being.What about these lawyers, are they not also liars? They claimOur religion declares that you must see convenience inand win even fraudulent cases. Are they not charlatans wheninconvenience. For example, it occurred to me one night thatthey do this? They label the thieves as frauds. The lawyersthe bed sheet was dirty so I made an adjustment in my mindclaim their own fraud to be the truth. How can you trust suchthat it was very soft. It then began to feel very comfortable topeople? Despite this they manage to survive dont they? Ime. It is the knowledge that we acquire through the fivesnever tell anyone that they are wrong. They are correct by senses that makes us perceive inconvenience.their viewpoint. I would explain the facts and inform themabout the consequences of their misdeeds.ADJUSTMENT WITH DISAGREEABLE PEOPLE When a sewer is giving off a stench, do we complain? When old people enter a house they typically start In the same token all these people who are disagreeable andmaking all sorts of comments and criticize things like their negative are like the sewers. Whatever smells unpleasant,stereos, etc. They are so meddlesome and interfering. Why we call a sewer and whatever smells pleasant we call a flower.not try to be friendly with the younger generation? Times are Adjust to both. They are both saying, Become Vitraagchanging so how do they expect the younger generation to (beyond attachment and abhorrence or detached) with us.live without these amenities? When they see something new,they simply desire it. If there is nothing new, then what willYou suffer because of your opinions of good and bad.they live for. New things like these come and go. You do not You must keep them in check. When we say something ishave to interfere with them. If it does not suit you then you do good, other things by comparison become bad and begin tonot have to use it. This ice cream does not tell you to runbother us. If we rise above opinions, good or bad, there is no 7. 4Adjust Everywhere Adjust Everywhere5suffering. Adjust Everywhere is my discovery. Whatever Questioner : Yes.people say, whether it is true or not, we should adjust. If Dadashri : Is that so? What do you benefit fromsomeone tells me I have no sense, I would adjust immediately quarrelling with the wife? She already shares your wealth.by saying, You are right. I was always a little slow. You justrealized it today, whereas I have known about it from my Questioner : The husband wants to eat gulabjamoonschildhood. If you respond like this, you will avoid conflict. (sweet dish), but the wife makes khichari (rice with lentils)They will never bother you again. If you do not adjust, when instead. Therefore, they quarrel.will you reach your home (Moksha, liberation from the cycleDadashri : Do you think he will get his gulabjamoonsof birth and death)? after they fight? He will have no choice but to eat the khichari. ADJUSTMENT WITH THE WIFEQuestioner : So he orders a pizza instead. Questioner : How can I adjust with my wife? I have Dadashri : Is that so? Therefore, he loses...</p>