“I want to make this world a Paradise. I want to usher in the system of Dharma, here in this world, that would sound Death-Knell of all sins and evils and make people so truthful and trustworthy in their relations…… that human life becomes fully Sweet and Blissful. My mission is to infuse new life in man, to redeem him from evil life and so to purify his relation with others that he becomes an heir to the blessings of the true life of the Dharma.”
The Dev Samaj is a purely Religious society mainly devoted to the cause of serving humanity along with social, educational, moral, and higher life-building lines, irrespective of caste, creed, color, or country. It was founded on 16th February 1887 by the most worshipful Bhagwan Dev Atma.
The Most Worshipful Founder
The Sacred name of the most worshipful founder of the Dev Samaj was Shri Satyanand Agnihotri. He was born on 20th December 1850 at Shri Akbarpur, Distt. Kanpur is endowed with the germs of those extraordinary psychic powers which we call Dev Shakties. They are three kinds viz:-
- Complete and all-sided love for all that is true in all departments of Nature.
- Complete and all-sided love for all that is good in all relations of Nature
- Complete and all-sided hatred for all that is false or antagonistic to goodness or is positively evil or sinful in all cosmic relations.