by Yashik Singh ( Durban – South Africa )
To listen about the mercy of our beloved Raja Yogi Mohanji is always inspiring. But to some extent I felt dissociated from it. In my mind, why would Lord Dattatreya show any special attention to me? Why would Shri Mahamritunjaya himself bother to listen to my thoughts when there are so many other much more able disciples of his out there. How wrong I was about this!!! Our beloved Mohanji knows our every thought. He loves us so much, that he is always with us through every emotion, every situation, whispering the truth to us. I learned that from my experience which I wish to share with you.
With my limited understanding and poor spiritual evolution, I miss Mohanji’s physical presence very much. I know he says that he is always with us, but that never satisfied me. One day while I was thinking about him (his divine example, his compassion and looking at a picture of him), and I was inspired to write a Paadam Puja (which he no doubt was the author of and blessed me to be the instrument). A Paadam Puja is a prayer that is dedicated to the feet of divinity. It literally means worship of the feet. The puja ended up having a Mohanji Gayatri and 108 mantras to worship His Holy feet.
I sent his offering to him and requested some benedictions for anyone performing the Paadam Puja. Maharaj replied that he will read the Paadam Puja and revert back to me. The next day I went into the little prayer room in my flat, and made my way to prostrate to Maharaj’s wooden sandals which he wore. And suddenly I noticed that Holy Ashes (vibuthi) had appeared on them. There is no way that the vibuthi could have gotten there. I looked closely and realized that the vibuthi is under the lotus beads on his sandals. Even if I somehow dropped vibuthi, how did it go under the beads and not on top of it!! With tears in my eyes I realized how merciful he is. I offered a simple prayer to his feet, and he blesses his sandals with Vibuthi. Look at his game!!
And if that was not enough, it still does not end there!! A few days prior to this, I was watching a video of a Puri/Giri being initiated. These are people that are accepted into a very ancient order of yogis. They are the ones that sit on the banks of the Ganga, deep in caves and thickets of forests and meditate. One of the five Gurus that initiate the disciple gives him/her a single rudraksha bead. When I saw this, a fleeting thought crossed my mind, that I would so love Mohanji to initiate me like that when I’m ready. On the day I found the vibuthi on his wooden sandals, I also found a single rudraksha near his picture!!!!! I just stood there….what could I say…what could I think….The lord of the universe has time to listen to my immature prating….tears just rolled down my cheeks. I could not hold it in. What else could I do… there was nothing I could offer that would adequately say thank you!!
I mustered up the strength to message him. And he replied … “I will fulfill all your dreams” he said. Mohanji is always with us. Never doubt that. He means what he says. He always listens to everything you say to him. Even if it’s a fleeting plea, he will listen.