Born on 24th November 1943 in Mumbai, he was brought up in a joint Jain family. His mother Kumudben brought him up imbibing family values and virtues. His father Mr Anantrai imparted his foresight and tact of management. Calm and obedient to his parents, he remained self-contained. He was a good student and passed his L.T.C (License in Textile Chemistry) from V.J.T.I College, University of Mumbai specialising in dyeing and wet process. Then he joined his family business of cloth manufacturing. At the age of 26, he married Mamtaben, who devoted her life to looking after him and his family. Though not spiritually very inclined, his tolerant and truthful nature made him trustworthy. His helping nature won him many friends. Liked by all, he was popular among friends, family and business circles.
Journey Towards Self-Realisation
His father-in-law, late Mr. Shantibhai Ambani, one of the pioneers of this Ashram introduced him to Param Pujya Bapuji (Mr. Ladakchand Manekchand Vora) in whom he found his mentor, a spiritually enlightened Guru. He was deeply moved by Bapuji’s sermons. Bhaishree surrendered and took the refuge of Pujya Bapuji. Under his spiritual master he began his life all over again, living exactly within the commands and guidance he was given. Spirituality started weaving into every thread of his life. Thus he soon progressed. His devotion towards the path, his continuous, steady and concentrated efforts to tread on it, his ability to understand scriptures and moulding himself accordingly, made him one of the best disciples. He strived relentlessly, pursuing his goal of self-realisation. And on attaining it, he became the most reliable aspirant to whom his Guru could bestow his legacy.
Pujya Bhaishree has freed himself from the dualism of life. He has subdued his passions. From every pore of his soul flows a steady stream of selfless love that envelops the whole world portraying the highest level of equanimity. His simple language brings out the deepest meaning of scriptures so easily. His every thought, word and deed translate the essence and character of past great saints. It would not be an exaggeration to call him a philosophical institution in himself or an encyclopedia of truth and knowledge.
The Legacy and Tradition Continues
In the absence of Param Pujya Bapuji, Bhaishree heads Shree Raj Saubhag Satsang Mandal. His gentle and modest approach has earned him respect from everyone who meets him. He radiates warmth and happiness, which is absorbed by those around him. The vibrations of his words awaken an inner strength that helps us to recognise the truth. Under his true guidance there are innumerable disciples globally striving hard to achieve self-realisation and to ultimately free themselves from shackles of birth and death, the vicious cycle of reincarnation.
Under his prudent leadership, philosophical pursuits have joined philanthropic motives and together he has accomplished several projects of social welfare. We pray that we may remain in the shelter of his serenity, living life according to his holy commands.