This is a revelation of how Masters function. This is my story of conducting ‘The Power of Purity’ meditation for 150 souls (110 adults and 40 children) at a time in Shrirampur in Maharashtra.
Jyoti didi (we address elder sister as didi) asked me to give a talk for around one and a half hour, which would be followed by the meditation on the next day. This was the plan.
As soon as the program was decided, I asked Mohanji- what I am going to talk and how should I conduct the program. I wanted to prepare for the talk. His answer was, “Deepali, guidance will happen”. I kept quiet.
Didi and I used to discuss the plan on phone. I told her, “Let everyone come. There is no restriction on women, men, children or age.” I also told her to let more and more children come.
A week later, I asked Mohanji again the same question, and received the same reply: “Deepali, guidance will happen. Don’t you have faith?” I do have tremendous faith in him, but my mind was a bit shaky because this was my first experience of delivering a talk on spirituality to an audience of this strenght – I am used to a planned and structured teaching in medical science.
Mohanji’s Arrival to Delhi and My Illness
Mohanji coming to New Delhi on his way to Singapore was indeed a surprise for me. I thought it is a good chance to take few tips on what to talk and to prepare myself better. But, Delhi had a different story. Mohanji arrived to Delhi on Nov 16th. At that time, I somehow picked up a serious flu. I had a severe headache and fever. Moreover, I developed a serious bronchospasm, wheezing and coughing. I could not breathe or talk. With great difficulty I was able to walk 2-3 steps! At the same time there was a lot of work.
Meditation was planned on 18th and 19th at Dana’s house. Sumeet came from Jammu. Dana, Sumeet, Abhishek, Navin have witnessed fast deterioration of my health. I was surprised. Since I was initiated into Shaktipaat and have started meditation, this routine cough and cold had disappeared from my system. But this attack was rather serious. And I was all the time thinking about my program in Shrirampur…. How will I conduct this program in my current state of illness!!! I had a few medicines and Abhishek promptly brought other vital medicines that I needed. But, medicines were not working on me. It is always hectic with Mohanji. When he is around, normally there is no time to rest.
Meditation on 18th at Dana’s house was wonderful. At that time I clearly felt that Mohanji took away my cough – he coughed during the meditation, once or twice. I felt much better after the meditation; at least I was able to breathe. Lungs were slightly open. I was hungry for prana and could finally get some.
During those 3 days in Delhi with Mohanji, I once again asked about our program in Shrirampur. But, his answer was again: “Deepali, guidance will happen.” I could not understand him. To be very honest, I was slightly upset with him, as I believed that this should not be the way of training a novice or junior. Anyway, I had no choice but to accept and I accepted with full faith and surrender, even though my conscious mind remained obsessed with the content of the talk.
In Shrirampur – Preparation of the talk
As I arrived to Shrirampur, Didi told me that 80 people had registered for the program and that it would be conducted in a big hall. Moreover, the Town Mayor would attend the program, and the Chairperson of the function would be the famous Palmist and Astrologer, Mr. Kantilal Bhandari. When she asked me “Is your talk ready?”, I did not know what to answer…
Next day, I opened my laptop, connected with Mohanji’s eyes and started drafting my talk in Power Point. I simply wrote what flowed from my heart, adding lots of pictures. I prepared 30 slides in two hours, which included:
Guru-tatwa principle; offering gratitude to all Masters, Babaji, Dattatreya Tradition, Sai Baba, Mahavir Swami and Mohanji; uniqueness of each one’s journey; skeptic mind; what is spirituality; how to go beyond religions; experiences with my Guru Mohanji who showed me the reality and made me forget that I am Deepali; my spiritual journey; Experiences in the Vashitha Guha and Ganeshpuri; What is the ‘Power of Purity’ meditation and how is it different from other meditations; What is Shaktipat; Faith-Purity-Surrender; Emotions attached to Thought-Word-and-Action and how we accumulate karma; mind-body-habits and conditionings/samskaras; Ammucare and Mohanji’s blogs.
When I reached the venue, I was surprised to see how wonderfully organized – from the registrations to the decorations – everything was. In the background, the Dias was filled with flowers and photos of Mohanji, Sai Baba and Anand Rishiji Maharaj (A Great Jain Sadhu), which were positioned on either side.
Program started by lighting the lamp (samai). Hall was full. Children sat on one side. A few more people joined. I was happy to see an audience of 150people in front of me who would soon get to know about Mohanji and BTW. After the initial formalities, I was handed the mike, connected with Mohanji and started talking in Marathi. Before the talk, all of us did AUM chanting and relaxing breathing. Then I spoke for 1 hr 20 min. in fluent Marathi. I was surprised. There was a pin drop silence throughout the entire talk. Even the children were quiet. People remained quiet even after the talk and I knew it had triggered some deep thinking in them.
Mr. Kantilal Bhandari then spoke about meditation from the Jainology viewpoint. Listening to the words of this experienced 82-year-old man was a great joy.
We then had a good question-answer session. One question was – “These are Deepali’s experiences. Why should we accept them?” I liked the question. Before I could say anything, Mr. Bhandari took over the mike and said: “God is everywhere. It was Deepali’s time to know it. Arjun was with Krishna but could never realize his stature. He was blind. At one moment, Krishna had to give him vision to see the real and Lord Krishna showed him the Reality. Let’s open our eyes.” I thanked Baba and Mohanji for this answer.
Another question was- “When do we meditate and how do we start”? I answered but Dr. Uttara Sidhaye completed the answer with shloka from Bhagawat Geeta (18 Adhyay, shloka 66)-
Meaning…. Lord Krishna says: “Do not sit crying over problems in life. When you feel like; offer all your deeds and karmas to me and just surrender. I will take care of all your karmas and sins and give you liberation.”
Meditations on 21 November 2010
A big dilemma arose – how would Moushami and I manage to give Shaktipat to 150 people at a time. We decided to divide them into 3 groups of 50. The first group was called at 5.15am in the morning, second at 7.15am and third, reserved for children, at 9.30am. In the end, more came for meditation than expected!
Conducting ‘Power of Purity’ meditation at 5.15am on Bramha Muhurat (the most auspicious time in the day, from 3 to 6 am) with the chirping of birds and cool breeze had a deep effect and was a beautiful experience. All meditations went undisturbed. Mohanji’s energy was flowing very, very strongly. He was in Singapore at that time on a business trip. Moushami and I were able to effortlessly give Shaktipat to all. We were wonderfully surprised at the ease with which this happened!
Experiences during Meditation
How can I narrate the experiences when hundreds got connected with Mohanji’s consciousness at the same time? All 3 groups did wonderful initial breathing. They really breathed as a one body, one group! All followed instructions so well and were fully receptive to Shaktipat! We began the meditations by connecting with Mohanji’s eyes followed by AUM, humming and breathing. A spectrum of the post-meditation comments are given below:
This was my best ever experience,
we felt completely relaxed,
we saw white light,
we never thought we would be able to sit for such a long time,
we did not realize the time,
we felt things leaving our system,
we saw Sai Baba.
I felt I am not in my body.
Shaktipat reduced thinking. Shaktipat gave energy surge in the body. Shaktipat was warm and felt it ran everywhere in the body. We actually felt Shaktipat.
I had a few jerks in the body, but was fine.
I felt I am in a closed room.
We felt Loved!
We felt light.
We have done other meditations, but this was the most relaxing and powerful one ever.
This is different. We feel happy and released. ….
So many cried and so many wanted to cry, but suppressed it. Stored and suppressed emotions of lifetimes were leaving their system!! Almost everyone had melted. Some said that so many emotions surfaced and gave pain but at the end all pains vanished and they felt relieved.
While giving Shaktipat to a lady, I could feel that she was suffering from a severe cough and that Shaktipat was working on this specific problem of hers. At the end, when I asked her about her condition, she was surprised that I was able to know this. Moushami and I had many experiences similar to this. Shaktipat was happening effortlessly through us.
For the 9.30 group, initially only few people and 2-3 children had arrived, but within next 5 minutes, all arrived. Moushami was so happy.
Children were so receptive, much more than the adults. Some were naughty and opening their eyes in between! It was so pleasant to give them Shaktipat. Their spontaneous reactions were: “This was very comfortable; we felt like sleeping; we feel fresh; Shaktipat is like the mother’s love; we were floating; we feel so happy; we want more!” Their reactions were deep, from the heart. Giving Shaktipat to children was the most beautiful experience…
Moushami, my sincere thanks to you. Children were so happy to see you there. They could identify with you and could see that children also meditate. Their parents gained confidence seeing you there. Mohanji always says: “Children are more receptive. It is better to instill this knowledge at this young age before they get conditioned. Baba loved children. They would become better beings.”
Next day, a group of 25 people requested one more meditation. News had spread in the town and a few new people joined. We thus conducted another meditation on 22nd evening.
Shrirampur usually has electricity problem. And yet, interestingly enough, during the talk and throughout the meditation, we did not have any problems. Moreover, the owner of the meeting place expressed his wish to build a Sai Baba temple in the premises! Everyone was satisfied and was given what they needed. This is guidance and it will happen if we remain open.
This was a beautiful demonstration of how Mohanji planned the whole thing and never told me anything! He quietly worked towards it from a much higher dimension. We only see things next to us. Masters look at things from the top of a mountain. They have a holistic view of what is needed for humanity at that time. They ensure things happen properly, in accordance with a higher purpose. What we need to do is allow that to happen. At the end, I felt I did nothing and was just an instrument – ‘I’ does not exist in this equation.
Guidance does happen. My conscious mind had no role to play! I have no doubt that, whoever will try to organize Mohanji’s event in the future, will also automatically experience this divine guidance from his side.
I am grateful to Adrash Jain Mahila Mandal and Shrirampur Taluka Medical Association, especially Mrs. Chhaya Gandhi, Mrs. Shital Mutha, Mrs. Rani Babel, Mrs. Jyoti Sanghavi, Mrs. Mangal Mutha and Mrs. Sarala Gandhi, for organizing this event. I thank everyone in the meeting hall who took care of ensuring cleanliness and sound system operation. I thank the photographer and all others who helped in making this event such a success.
Dear Mohanji, I feel words like ‘deep gratitude’ and ‘complete surrender’ do not exactly express my feelings. My feelings are much deeper than that. Moushami and I came back with deep satisfaction of being instruments of connecting people to you, to the Divinity.
Love and regards to all, Deepali