“Knock, And He’ll open the door. Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun. Fall, and He’ll raise you to the heavens. Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything.”
– Jalal Ad-Din Rumi
Human life is predictable; the idea of it being unreal and vague is long gone. People now believe that everything is inevitable, especially this dimension and its existence. Over the period, a lot of things have changed, including preferences, thoughts, and needs. Unlike the past, the current era demands endless struggles in order to make ends meet. In this constant hustle of trying to reach the goal, one often loses hope and falls into the unavoidable dimension of self-doubt. In such a case, it gets important to restore peace, and the best way to do it is through spiritualization— accepting Faith to save the lost aspiration.
Many may not know, but spirituality leads to self-actualization. Understanding the realms of almighty, trusting his plan, and believing in this life makes one restore faith and hope. Since the beginning, a lot of people have strived in the path of spirituality through lessons of soul ambassadors. Spirituality doesn’t mean believing in out of reach phenomenon, spirituality starts right within us with self-realization. It then continues experiencing how wisdom, love and spiritual freedom grows within us. Understanding the way of Karma and reincarnation helps resolving many unsolved mysteries and knots. Bani Foundation is an organization that opened a new window to soul consciousness that has been a mystery for thousands of years. What has been whispered in the ears, thought in temples, told in poems and mysteries now is open to a lot of people to help them find their path.
The Begging is Never Easy
“You should feel beautiful, and you should feel safe. What you surround yourself with should bring you peace of mind and peace of spirit.”
– Stacy London
Humans are ancient. Making it through pain, joy, and wisdom has always been a part of human life. The real struggle is not to come out of the challenges but to find the truth within ourselves and then the universe. Spirituality is a path to guide people towards the right trail in order to attain peace and prosperity. But, before learning about God and his Divine power, it is important to find ourselves—understand mind, body, and analyze the truth of a soul.
Established in the United States, Bani Foundation Ki-Onkar Teachings is an organization that promotes spiritual mysticism, divine light, and sound. Bani Foundation was officially registered with the Iranian Government in 2002, but the initial teachings by the founder started four years earlier. Since it is real that nobody can reach the heights of success without struggles, the Foundation has to go through the same. Not long after its registration, the Iranian Government banned teaching that was known as Eckankar that time. Iran Government called it against Islamic beliefs. In 2011, the founder, Kamal Almasi Jaf, was arrested and detained for three years because of his teachings. In 2017, Kamal got separated from Eckankar and continued his teachings alone as children of Bani. Bani is the light and sound of God that is called differently in many cultures, it was called ECK , shabd, the Word, Logos ,Wadan and Bani in Persian Mysticism.
spirituality has no boundaries. After he was released from jail, Kamal still kept on working and promoted his teachings. Looking at this, he was prosecuted again by the Iranian Government, which made him leave his homeland and shift to the Iraqi State of Kurdistan. Amidst all the struggles and challenges, Kamal did not give up, and he started working in Iraq from scratch. The Iranian Government confiscated his documents, assets and published books, but fait finds its way of flowing out anyways. After he began his activities in Iraq, his previous students found him through social media and continued taking his classes. Slowly and gradually, his hard work was paid off, and in 2020, the Bani Foundation was registered in the United States of America, Canada, and Nigeria. Since then, the Bani Foundation has been rooting and growing in different countries of Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Embracing the New Beginnings
The Bani Foundation had to go through a lot since the beginning, but the love for God kept its owners and co-owners motivated. Today, the Foundation is open to spiritual guide seekers all over the world. Currently, the teachings are published in two languages, English and Persian, but the organization’s goal is to increase the audience by promoting other languages, too, soon. The public teachings are available to everyone without any charges. Furthermore, the organization provides classes and courses that help individuals obtain inner peace, self-actualization, and self-love through annual membership.
This history of the Bani Foundation can easily help in concluding that this world is not an easy place to be at. Even if one’s goal is to promote wisdom, correct distinction and love for God, they still have to face a lot of challenges and strive hard in order to attain acknowledgment and achieve their goal. Organizations like the Bani Foundation teach us that love for divine truth is limitless, and the ones who try to limit it often create mystery and curiosity in naive minds.
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
– Anais Nin