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 Tyagarchana 'Matru Bhavans

Tyagarchana
An inter-religious project for spiritual regeneration of India

‘Tyagarchana Mathru Bhavans’ is an important initiative for spiritual unity and regeneration of India promoted by Dharma Bharathi Mission (DBM) as part of the ‘Second Freedom Struggle of India’ for building a hunger-free, caste-free and corruption-free India. It aims to achieve its goal by developing the values of sacrifice and service (‘tyaga’ and ‘seva’ ) in the people of this ancient land of religions.

Tyaga and seva (sacrifice and service) are the eternal values that ever inspired the Indian mind. “Renunciation and service are the twin ideals of India. Intensify her in those channels and the rest will take care of itself” pointed out Swami Vivekananda more than a century ago. Regeneration of these values is the only way to regenerate India and the world. Tyagarchana is a spiritual exercise for this very purpose.

‘Archana’  means an offering made to God with devotion. Tyaga (sacrifice) becomes ‘Tyagarchana’  when we sacrifice something dear to our heart and offer the saving from such sacrifice to God with devotion by using it for helping our poor and needy fellow beings with love. God dwells in the hearts of people. Hence, when we serve people with selfless love, we are really serving God with devotion. This is the true spiritual significance of  ‘Tyagarchana’ .

‘Tyagarchna’ consists of those programmes and activities that can help to inculcate the values of tyaga and seva in us. Skipping a meal and using the amount thus saved for feeding a hungry person with love, giving up ice cream/chocolate/coffee/drinks/cigarettes etc. and using the amount thus saved to help poor children with love, giving up celebrations of birthday/wedding anniversary etc. and using the amount thus saved to pay the hospital bill of a poor patient with love, giving your seat in a crowded bus to an old person with love etc. are examples of Tyagarchana. Willing sacrifice and loving service are two sides of the spiritual exercise of Tyagarchana.

Tyagarchana is not to be confused with acts of charity or compassion. Charity and compassion do not ‘hurt’ us. There is no ‘sacrifice’ necessary to give charity and show compassion. Charity and compassion can also sometimes inflate the ego of the ‘giver’ of charity and the ‘shower’ of compassion. We need to guard ourselves against such ego-inflating ‘giving’ of charity and ‘showing’ of compassion.

Tyagarchana is primarily a spiritual regeneration programme for self-purification and self-transformation of the individual. It is meant to liberate us from the evil traits of selfishness, pride and greed within us, the educated and well to do people of India,  that are at the source of hunger, caste and corruption and many other social evils in India and the world. These evil traits are common to all human beings irrespective of their age, gender and religious affiliations.

Tyagarchana is a simple spiritual exercise that can be taken up by followers of all religious traditions for liberating themselves and their religions from the evils of selfishness, pride and greed, and for liberating India from the curses of hunger, caste and corruption. It will also lead to spiritual unity and regeneration of religions, if practiced sincerely by their followers.

Swami Sachidananda Bharathi
( Founder & Acharya-guru, DBM )

'MatruBhavans'  

DBNI Matrubhavans

The ‘Hunger-free India Campaign’ was initiated by Dharma Bharathi Mission on 31st  January 2009 from Sevagram Ashram, Wardha, during the first Annual National Convention (ANC) of the Second Freedom Struggle of India. The aim of the ‘Hunger-free India Campaign’ is to ensure that no citizen of India goes to bed hungry due to lack of food. Poor children below 14 years of age living in villages constitute the main ‘target group’ of this our first Public Campaign within the Second Freedom Struggle of India. ‘Mathru Bhavans’ are the means of achieving this goal of the ‘Hunger-free India Campaign’.

The term ‘Mathru Bhavan’ means mother’s house. It is where children are fed, cared for and educated with maternal love. The Mathru Bhavans being established by us will provide mothers’ love with nourishing food supplements and value education to poor children below fourteen years of age in villages and slums; and in Village/Muncipal/Corporation  Schools where very poor children in India are being educated. Our prayerful efforts are aimed at ensuring that poor children in India are given at least one nourishing meal and one hour of non-formal education every day. Funds and resources for these Mathru Bhavans are to be  raised through the ‘Tyagarchana’ contributions of the educated and privileged citizens of India and NRIs, and through the CSR contributions of industries and business houses in India.  

India has the largest number of malnourished children in the world (about 60 million). More than 20 million children go to bed hungry in India every day, and about 6000 poor children die of hunger and malnutrition daily in India today. 79 % of children in India suffer from anemia. 48 % are under weight.

In spite of a number of Governmental initiatives the prevalence of malnutrition among our children has not come down (47% in 1997 while 46.4 % in 2007).

Selfishness and greed in our people, and the ensuing wide-spread corruption, malpractices, and misappropriations in our country are the root causes of poverty and hunger in India. A year ago it was discovered that food grains worth more than Rupees 60,000 crores were rotting away and/or were eaten up by rats and rodents in the Food Corporation of India go-downs. In spite of the Supreme Court of India asking the Government of India to distribute these grains to the hungry millions of India, our Government was not been able to do so.

Food grains worth more than Rupees 35,000 crores are stolen from the Public Distribution System go-downs and sold in the black market every year in India. The all-pervasive corruption is threatening to destroy our nation. Caste, class and gender discriminations are like eternal curses befallen India.

Facts and figures clearly show that the real crises facing India today are not economic and political, but moral and spiritual. Hence, a moral and spiritual regeneration of the Indian people is the crying need of the hour. Regeneration of India can be possible only by regenerating the spiritual values of ‘tyaga’ and ‘seva’ in the people of India, especially in the women and youth of India. ‘Tyagarchana’ is a spiritual exercise for this very purpose.

‘Tyagarchana’ will help  to reduce selfishness, pride and greed in people, and to develop in them love and concern for others, especially for the poor and helpless children. It will lead us to willingly sacrifice something dear to us and use the amount thus saved for rendering loving service to poor children. Our members and supporters normally skip one meal every week and contribute the amount thus saved for running Mathru Bhavans.

In addition to providing to the poor children with a nourishing vegetarian meal or nutrition supplements, we also promote through the Mathru Bhavans a five-point nation-building value-education and social transformation programme termed ‘Pancha Sutra’.

The ‘Pancha Sutra’ for nation-building consists of :

‘Prarthana Sutra’  ( praying daily for peace and well-being of all)
‘Patai Sutra’         ( learning something new and useful every day)
‘Safai Sura’           ( keeping body, dress and surroundings clean)
‘Seva Sutra ‘          ( serving parents, elders and the needy)
‘Prem Sutra’          ( speaking and doing things with love)

The methodology of teaching and promoting this five-point programme has to be always interesting, joyful and playful if it is to be appealing to the children. Songs, stories, dances and dramas can keep the children interested, happy and playful.

It is a sad reality that in the name of ‘education’ today we are denying our children the joys and pleasures of their childhood. More than academic competence and ‘Baba black sheep…’  lessons what our children need for their balanced growth are fun and play, music and dance, drawing and painting, stories and drama, …..that can make their lives happy, healthy and playful, and make them feel loved and cared for.

A good Mathru Bhavan should attract children by the love,  appreciation, encouragement, happiness and nourishing delicious food they get there. Every Mathru Bhavan should have a ‘Mataji’ (loving mother) to take loving care of the children coming there . The future of Mother India is in the hands of mothers in India.

Our prayerful dream is to have one such ‘Mathru Bhavan’ in every village and slum in India functioning at least for one hour every day evening. By the grace of God and with generous support of our members and well-wishers, a number of such Tyagarchana Mathru Bhavans are being set up at different places in India. All Tyagarchana Mathru Bhavans as well as its promoter (Dharma Bharathi Mission) are placed under the legal authority and moral guidance of Navasrushti International Trust founded and registered by me in 2005 (Reg. No. IV-97/2005).

Dharma Bharathi Mission have started three Matrubhavans at Nagpur

(1) Kai. Baburaoji Bobade Primary School, Chinchbhavan, Nagpur

(2) Somalwada Primary School, Somalwada, Nagpur

(3) Mahatma Phule School, Parsodi, Nagpur.

Activity of Matrubhavans

Prof. Haribhau Kedar
( Director General, DBNI)

‘Begin with self, begin today and begin small’