Global Book Launch – Atmasiddhi Shastra Heading towards the special moment of the Worldwide Book Release, as the sun melted in the west, devotees gathered in the Ashram’s Amphitheatre for the magnanimous programme. The bright lights highlighted the grandeur of the world’s tallest pratimaji of Param Krupalu Dev, offering everyone a warm and welcoming shelter. Devotees were elated as the epitome of divinity and the embodiment of purity, Pujya Gurudevshri arrived amidst the gathering and venerated Param Krupalu Dev. Music, dance offerings, a play of lights and blasts of confetti built up to the most anticipated moment. Ever since the Global Book Cover reveal of the commentary on September 26, 2021, devotees and seekers awaited the launch of the book with bated breath. The book was available for pre-ordering through e-commerce sites like Amazon. Within 12 hours of the Cover reveal, the book was on top of the charts as the #1 Bestseller on Amazon; not only in the Spirituality and Religion category, but across all books on Amazon India. The book has also been making waves around the world – hitting the bestseller charts in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. With a thunderous round of applause and ceaseless expressions of joy that reverberated not just in the Amphitheatre but in the homes and hearts of thousands the world over, ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra – Six Spiritual Truths of the Soul’, was launched worldwide by the President of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, Abhay Jasani and his wife Mridula Jasani. Amidst throbbing chants the book cover with Param Krupalu Dev’s holy chitrapat lit up across a large LED screen. As the book-shaped LED screen opened and the pages turned, seekers roared with marvel and wonder as they caught the first glimpse of the book. A spell-binding video transported viewers to the scene of its historic creation in the blessed room in Nadiad 125 years ago. Bringing the gathering to the present day the video then showcased the six spiritual truths embodied in Pujya Gurudevshri’s book. Providing solutions to all doubts and questions, and charting the path to the real ‘I’ the book promises to open up doors of inner welfare for genuine seekers. The book was launched in multiple editions such as the Limited and Special ones. A Miniature book too was launched. Pujya Gurudevshri has personally autographed hundreds of copies of the Limited Edition, which will serve as a lifetime memory for aspirants. The book has been lauded by several saints, politicians, dignitaries and eminent personalities. H. H. the Dalai Lama has penned a heartfelt Foreword. Referring to Pujya Gurudevshri as ‘his spiritual brother’, he has expressed that readers will surely benefit from the book if they read, reflect and take the message of Atmasiddhi to heart. Despite his busy schedule Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi took out the time to applaud Pujya Gurudevshri’s commentary and penned how the message of Atmasiddhi holds greater relevance for mankind in today’s world. Wishing success for the publication, he has praised Pujya Gurudevshri’s endeavour for the spiritual welfare of the youth. After the launch of the book, the key members who worked on the project – Atmarpit Kothariji, Atmarpit Nemiji, Atmarpit Chaitaliji and Sarvarpit Bhavin Rupani were felicitated and were blessed to receive a personally autographed copy of the book from the revered hands of the Master Himself. Consulates and Embassies Launch ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra’ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements. As a part of this global initiative, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2nd, Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur collaborated with the Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR) to exclusively stream the ‘Yugpurush’ play and ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra’ book cover reveal video. Over 190 Indian Diplomatic Missions across the world, including High Commissions, Consulates and Embassies partook in this celebration by circulating the link among their local citizens. Preceding the main day, ICCR promoted this event on all their platforms including Social Media. These posts received a phenomenal response from the Consulates as they tweeted and reshared the posts translated in their local languages. The videos were made accessible for 24 hours in a way that people across time zones can view it. Some countries even organised a public screening of the event and invited all their local citizens and officials to watch it together. Highlighting the success stories of the event, these Consulates shared how the audience appreciated the play and were eager to read the book. They voluntarily tagged the Prime Minister of India, government officials and Indian media houses in these updates. This initiative ensured that people from all ages, backgrounds, languages, and nationalities were touched by the Lord’s teachings. In association with ICCR, ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra’ was gloriously launched in 190 consulates and embassies across the globe. Sharing his thoughts on this occasion Director General in ICCR, Shri Dinesh Patnaik said, “I am sure this book will be a success. ICCR will work with Shrimad Rajchandra Mission to promote this book and see that the world receives the knowledge from Shrimad Rajchandraji.” Global Centres take Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra to the World Grand Book Cover Reveal of ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra’ at the Manchester Cathedral, UK An inter-faith event for the celebration of non-violence, peace, unity, compassion and hope held at the Manchester Cathedral, witnessed the Book Cover Reveal of Pujya Gurudevshri’s commentary on Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Convinced about the power of this book Amish Tripathi, an Author, Columnist & Diplomat said “I was so inspired by the Book that I read and I hope I will lead a better life, and I hope all of you will explore that Book and find some spiritual peace.” Professor Erinma Bell MBE DL JP, Deputy Lieutenant for County of Greater Manchester, expressed her excitement to read this fantastic book. The event was attended by eminent dignitaries of various faiths and thus the occasion proved befitting to release the commentary which has only spirituality at its core and no differences on grounds of religion. New York, USA Hosts Magnificent Book Cover Reveal A spectacular book cover reveal took place at New York in the presence of distinguished diplomats and personalities in the fields of Academics, Business, Community amongst others. Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, the Consul General of India in New York thanked Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur for also bringing out the special relation shared between Param Krupalu Dev and Mahatma Gandhiji to the larger population in New York. Audrey Kitagawa, President/Founder – International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, described this event as the launch of a life-changing book which will help manifest the teachings based on the sacred universal laws in the daily living of the devotees. Highlighting the universal appeal of this book, Mr. Nitin Ajmera, Chair of the Board – Parliament of the World Religions, described the book as the ‘Shastra of the Soul’ which can be related to by everybody and is not confined to any one religion or group. ‘Atmasiddhi Shastra’ Launched at the Capitol Building, Washington D.C., USA Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care hosted a special Diwali event in the presence of Honorable Indian Ambassador to the United States, Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu at the iconic Capitol Building, Washington D.C. which is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the US federal government. Atmasiddhi Shastra was launched at this event in the presence of several eminent personalities. The event also acknowledged the extraordinary partnership between the governments and private sector organizations of the United States and India to support Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care’s humanitarian initiatives. Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu emphasized critical points regarding the importance of science and spirituality and extending happiness and kindness to all in these unprecedented times. Australia Releases Postal Stamps to Commemorate Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Australia Post released a postal stamp featuring the magical moment of creation of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra, honouring the 125th year of its composition. Post is still the main medium of sending letters and parcels in Australia. The stamps, each valued at $1.10, can be used in routine transactions and can also be kept as souvenirs. Each 20-stamp booklet is unique, special and a privileged collectible item. The pious name of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra will now reach the families all over Australia! Proclamation of Param Krupalu Dev at House of Representatives, USA Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi honoured the life of Param Krupalu Dev, in his remarks to the House of Representatives, USA. He introduced Param Krupalu Dev saying, “Born in 1867 in the Indian port city of Vavania (in Gujarat), Rajchandraji was drawn to a religious life from an early age. His spiritual odyssey led him to Jainism and its core belief of ahimsa or non-violence.” He glorified the exalted spiritual state of Param Krupalu Dev and acknowledged His many writings, in particular His poetic spiritual masterpiece, Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra. He highlighted the bond shared with Mahatma Gandhiji saying, “In 1891, Rajchandraji was introduced to a young Indian lawyer named Mohandas Gandhi”, adding that this encounter led to a long friendship and mentorship between Param Krupalu Dev and the future father of modern India. Krishnamoorthi also lauded Pujya Gurudevshri, “I also take this opportunity to commend Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji, spiritual visionary and global humanitarian leader, who has devoted his life to sharing the wisdom of Shrimad Rajchandraji through the work of the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur,” he said. Krishnamoorthi mentioned that Pujya Gurudevshri’s impact in fostering peace and serving society, aligned with Shrimad Rajchandraji’s philosophy, has been recognised by various prestigious forums and contemporary spiritual leaders globally. Celebrating the Glory of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra at Nadiad On the sanctified land of Nadiad, the place that witnessed the emergence of Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra, Param Krupalu Dev’s chitrapat was installed in 125 schools of the region, commemorating the 125 years of the divine event. The English commentary by Pujya Gurudevshri was gifted to 142 different libraries in the region, in honour of the 142 verses of the scripture. Also, a darshan yatra enabled 50,000 students to visit Shri Atmasiddhi Shastra Rachnabhoomi and get inspired by the life and teachings of Param Krupalu Dev. The enthusiastic sevaks of the Mission’s Centres globally are carrying the jewel of Atmasiddhi Shastra to people from all walks of life, including students, administrators, businessmen and even daily travellers. Efforts are in place to introduce the book at various universities, libraries, and other such places. Thus, the teachings of Param Krupalu Dev are reaching the hearts of people in every nook and corner of the world, enfolding them in the warm embrace of His Grace!