A divine soul was born, in a very small but fortunate, Dhamtri village in Chattisgarh; this soul was none other than Muni Pulak Sagar Ji Maharaj. His birth brought happiness, wealth, respect and peace in the house of Shri. Bhikamchand Ji and Smt. Gopi Bai Jain, parents of this child. His name before Deeksha was just like his soul, Paras, that means Pavitra. This true follower of Jainism and devotee of Lord Parasvanath served mankind and preached Jainism under the guidance of Shri. Pushapdant Sagar Ji Maharaj.
A Religious Jain Family of Chattisgarh, who spent their life practicing Jainism with hearted dedication and devotion, were blessed with a child, named Paras, on 11th May 1970. The whole family was celebrating the birth of this extraordinary child. Jain pilgrimages, Jain temples were visited by the family to thank god. Shri Bhikam Chand Ji visited the family pandit to know about the future of Paras. He was overwhelmed to have a glance at the future of paras, and was told that Paras is not an ordinary child and will be a great saint, who will show the light of spiritualism.
As a child, Paras was quite inclined towards religious epics. Like the parents of many other great saints Paras’s parents were adorned with the hearts that shone with purity, nobility and great reverence to teachers and saints. Paras would listen to JAIN scriptures with great interest from his mother & grandmother. The first seed of spiritual life was sown in his life during this period.
At the very young age of 23, when Paras came in contact of Samkalin Sant Shiromani Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Ji Maharaj, his search for truth intensified. Paras was getting detached from materialistic World, which can give nothing but instable happiness, sorrows and grievances. On 27th January 1993, Acharya Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj held finger of Paras and helped him to take his first step towards Spirituality and granted him Brahmacharya Vrat (Celibacy).
His strong determination, nobility, religious thoughts also impressed Acharya Shri Pushpdant Sagar ji Maharaj and he awarded him with "Ailak Deeksha" on 27th January, 1994 in Gwalior. On this auspicious day, he received his true spiritual gifts - "Picchi and Kamandal". Later on, in Kanpur in front of large masses he was presented Muni Deeksha and Acharya Shri named him as "MUNI PULAK SAGAR". With Guru's grace and blessings Muni Shri 108 Pulak Sagar Ji discovered the absolute truth. Each moment of Paras's life was overflowing with the divine realization of existence of One in All. The stage beyond pride & material attractions was reached. His drive towards the final destination was started. The journey to blissful state where nothing can separate one from God and religion, finally begun.
Muni shri started travelling from one place to another to preach Jainism and various Jain beliefs to the ignorant, non- religious people with his motto to serve mankind. He went to Merrut (U.P), Bholanath Nagar (Delhi), Saharanpur (U.P), Navin Shahdara (Delhi), Agra, Gwalior, Jaipur, Indore, Nagpur, Mumbai and now to Surat. His spiritual ideas, noble thoughts, great teachings and Jain preaching have helped millions to lead honest, true and noble lives. His care for everyone be it a small ant or large elephant, be it poor or rich, makes him special, for him everybody is equal. With his aim to serve mankind, he has written a number of religious books (Sahitaya) like Aakhir Kyon, Bhookh, Bottal Ka Toofan, Sant Sadhana, Meri Awaaz Suno, Pratham Sopan, Ram Bina Jag Suna, Prathan Sopan, Sansakaron Ka Sankhnaad, Anasakt Yogi, Arhat Geeta, Hai Buddhapa, Kanyadaan and much more. These show Muni Shri's deep knowledge and religious personality.
Muni Shri is spreading nectar of his great spiritual ideas through his Pravachans. Everyone can easily understand Muni Shri's Pravachans, be it Jain or Non-Jain, as they are for common people. His pravachan awaken the World and gave it a new direction free from misleading lives. Thousands of people are inspired by his Pravachans and to get solace from their worldly afflictions and to get peace at the feet of Muni Shri Pulak Sagar Ji Maharaj.
He is a true incarnation of mankind, teacher of Spiritualism, follower of Jainism, Preacher of Jain beliefs, and sea of knowledge. The credit for changing the lives of millions goes to Muni shree. He has inspired and taught all of us the way to live a peaceful life with a motto of “JIYO AUR JINO DO”.
|Name before Deeksha||Paras Jain|
|Date of Birth||11 May,1970|
|Place Of Birth||Dhamtri, Chattisgarh |
|Father's Name||Late Bhikamchand Jain|
|Mother's Name||Smt. Gopi Bai Jain|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Arts(Jabalpur)|
|Brahmcharya Vrat (Greh Tyag)||27 January,1993 |
|Brahmcharya||Acharya Shree Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj|
|Ailak Deeksha||27 January,1994|
|Place of Deeksha||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|Muni Deeksha||11 Dec., 1995|
|Place of Deeksha||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Deeksha Guru||Acharya Pushpadant Sagar Maharaj|
|Chaturmas||Meerut, Bholanath Nagar, Saharanpur, Navin Shahdara, Agra, Gwalior, Jaipur, Indore, Nagpur, Mumbai|
Acharya Shree 108 Pushpdant Sagar Ji Maharaj
Acharya Pushpdant Sagar is a saint who practices meditation, distributes knowledge and he walks through his path over the edge of 28 fundamental characters but still serving mankind is motto of his life. Pushpgiri Tirth is his greatest dream that is coming true. Pushpgiri Tirth is an endeavor to establish nobility, care and help to mankind.. 25 major dream Projects are under progress, like Vatsalaya Dhaam (Muni Shree 108 Pulak Sagar Ji Maharaj), Muni Tarunsagar Sabhagreh (Muni Shri 108 Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj), Muni Saurabh Sagar Cancer Hospital, Sant Niwas, Guru Bhawan and many more. Such a great Saint was born on 1st January when the sun was rising at the home of Shri Komalchand Jain and Shrimati Mathuradevi Jain at Gondiya (Mahashtra).
He was named Sushil by his parents. It was a big family they left Gondia and shifted to Chhatarpur but all in vain still facts did not help them. They had to face economic crises there too. As a result a child Sushil did not have a childhood but it turned into a professional phase. He was a wise, clever and tolerant since his childhood as it shows his name "Sushil". He had education with problems, lake of resources but completed it. He was active in all his college activities and graduated with P.S.C. also. But lines of his palms were showing him to attain the heights of Adhyatma (spirituality).
This came true when he received the chance to feed Adhyatma Yogi Sant Shiromani Acharya Vidyasagarji Maharaj in 1978. As a result of the love and vairagya of Acharya Vidyasagarji Maharaj, he had made-up his mind to predecesses him. His mother was a religious lady and permitted his complete devotion to Jainism. Sushil took Brahmacharya vrat on 12th April, 1978 by Acharya Vidyasagar. He had great passion towards Adhyatma. He was awarded Kshullak Deeksha on 2nd November 1978 at Naina Giri, Madhya Pradesh and Ailak Diksha on 14th January,1980 at same place by Acharya Pravar Vidya Sagar Ji Maharaj. He had strong aim to achieve Pancha Mahavrat in his life. He was very determined and got the chance to meet Acharya Vimalsagarji Maharaj and he noticed some great qualities in Ailak Ksheersagar (Now Pushpdant Sagar) through his "Man Paryay knowledge" and visualized him as a Muni. Finally, after 16 days of Ailak Diksha he rewarded him Muni Deeksha on 31st January, 1980 at Bala Vehat, U.P. Ailak Ksheersagar was name as "Pushpdant Sagar". His simple & noble thoughts were like the ocean of spirituality and had deep effect in the hearts of the native villagers, as a result, other than Jains were also calling him the Vidyasagar of Chhattisgarh. His knowledge is like a mobile encyclopedia or a dictionary. His smiling face and deep knowledge of all religious texts can satisfy everyone’s curiosity. While seeing his Sanyam (tolerance), Sadhana (efforts) and his love to the young generation he got the prestigious Acharya Pad on 21st March, 1986 at Gommat Giri, Indore AcharyaPravar Vatsalaya Ratnakar Vimal Sagar Ji Maharaj.
Acharya shri Pushpadant Sagar Maharaj has written approximately 250-300 books and the most popular ones are: Tatvaavatar, Hum Dukhi Kyon, Nishchaya nahi Nishkarsh kaho, Mrityunjayi pravachan, Bhaktambar Kavya, Zhini ho gai chunariya, Bhagya aur Purusharth, Mahavir Mahavikas, Saurabh ke Suman, Bodhi Suman, Shata Laishya, Mere Mahavir, Anubhuti ke suman, Adhyatma aur Vigyan, Suman ke suman, Vishwa Itihas mai pehali bar, (Nepal Yatra), Lal kile per tis minute, Ahinsa, Ahinsa mai antar and many more.
He by his Tapasya, Tyag & Sadhana has given stars to the World who are serving mankind and guiding them towards spiritualism. First star is Muni Shree Tarun Sagar ji Maharaj, who received Jaineshwary Deeksha at Bagidaura (Rajasthan). Krantikari Saint Rashtriya Saint Muni shri Tarun Sagarji Maharaja is the only saint who has received the honor being of "State guest" of M.P. and Maharashtra Govt. in the Jain History. Muni Shri Pulak Sagar ji was born as a lighting star to light the earth at Kanpur Varshayoga. Other stars who are spreading their light are Muni shri Pragya Sagarji, Muni Shri Prasanna Sagarji, Muni Shri Arun Sagarji, Muni Shri Prabhudh Sagarji (Samadhist). These 5 Dikshas were born to create a history. Muni Saurabh Sagarji is born as a Jupiter at Itva (U.P.) Chaturmas. Muni Shri Punya Sagar and Muni Shri Prabal Sagar (Twins) were born at Shvavasti Panchakalyanak.
Muni Shri Prakarsh Sagar is born at Indore. Muni Shri Pratik Sagar at Panipat Panchkalyanak. Shravan stream is following regularly and Muni Shri Pramukh Sagar and Muni Shri Pranam Sagar are born at Delhi. Muni Shri Prashast Sagar is born at Kolkata. Muni Shri Prapti Sagar and Muni Shri Prarthana Sagar are born at Raipur (C.G.).
To give a new height to the birth place of Acharya shree Muni Prabhava Sagar is born. To conquer ocean from Mumbai Muni Shri Pranat Sagar was born at Mumbai. Partapur soil gave birth to a muni who was not a Jain and was a self conducted person.
He was there just to take samadhi and made it, he was Sugupti Sagar who was a cowboy, one grazed camel for a long time. 18 Jain Munis got the opportunity to receive 'Jain Diksha' by the pure and honorable hands of Acharya Shri Pushpdant Sagarji Maharaj in which Shri Sugupti Sagar and Shri Prabudha shook hands with death as their "Prans" dissolved in the great ocean of the energy of the God means they went to the heaven abroad. Kshullika Dikshas were received by the pure lotus like hands of Acharyashree, are Padamashree, Prashrayshree, Paragshree, Palakshree, Prakharshree and as a Kshullak like rising stars Shri Pragalbha Sagar, Shri Pravesh Sagar, Shri Prayoga Sagar, Shri Pratyaksh Sagar, Shri Pratindra Sagar.
Acharyashree has given birth to a number of Munis who are like light houses for the common people and are lay towards the path of Salvation(Moksha). That is why these Jain Saints (Munis) are working as light houses for public and making their way simple towards the Moksha (salvation).