Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2017

This Guru Purnima we have a great chance to show we live Mohanji’s teachings and be wealth to the world. He appreciates that as much as or even more than our words of gratitude. Maintaining our attitude of gratitude, Guru Purnima is an opportunity to be practical more than spiritual, to express love, compassion, generosity, beauty and truth instead of preaching about it. We analyse, understand, introspect, meditate or contemplate what we are, why we are and where we are going. Having accepted ourselves and situations as they are, we are sharing what we have. This first Full Moon day after summer solstice is the brightest and God-given chance to enrich ourselves from the inside, expand our hearts and in surrendering mode, feel fulfilment and completion.

You can watch or read Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2017 here.

This is how countries worldwide celebrated it:

ASIA

INDIA:     KURNOOL       NEW DELHI       GURGAON       VIZAG       KOLKATA       JAMMU     JHANSI       BANGALORE       PUNE       PALAKKAD       VISHAKAPATNAM       MUMBAI       JAMSHEDPUR       CHENNAI       KERALA HYDERABAD

MALAYSIA       UAE

AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

AMERICAS

USA     CANADA

EUROPE

UK     SERBIA     MACEDONIA     CROATIA

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND


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KURNOOL

Mohanji doing Pada Puja to Nadananda and Mohanji’s devotees to Mohanji

Pada Puja to Nadananda and Mohanji

“A pendant materialised on the bed that Mohanji was lying on. It looks like Mohanji was in a communion with Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus. Masters usually leave a trace to signify their presence. An amazing spectacle for us to witness on Guru Purnima. It makes me wonder if we have ever begun to understand the stature of Mohanji. Just like his Guru Purnima message, we just connect with him with the heart and leave the rest at his holy feet. Jai Mohanji!” Ananth Sankaran

Pendants materialised Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus

“We met Avadhoota Prasobhji today – the Guru bhai (brother) of Avadhoota Nadanandaji. Avadhoota Nadanandaji was really looking forward to Prasobhji’s visit though he was unsure if he could make it. The people at the ashram told us that they behaved like little children when they were together. Pulling each other’s beard, poking each other, singing and dancing, etc.

For those who have not read the autobiography, Prasobhji is one of the three disciples whom Avadhoota Taramayee Ma asks to name a wish. Avadhoota Prasobhji made a wish to achieve her state. We were looking forward to get a chance to meet another great Avadhoota. He came in the morning. He was a very playful personality with twinkling eyes full of mirth and always ready to laugh. He would not accept money from anyone. He blessed all of us one after the other – punching someone, pulling another’s hair, etc.

Mohanji and our group went to meet him. When he saw Mohanji, he said Dattatreya. Guruji also asked him playfully if he saw Lord Datta. Mohanji took time out to sit with him for a long time. Later, Mohanji told us that he was substantial with powerful presence.” Ananth Sankaran

Meeting Avadhoota Prashobji

A poem by Namrata D. Prabhkar:

“Silence only silence all around me

Today I am alone just with me

But I don’t feel bored or lonely

Today I am at peace inside and outside of me

Today I am the journey and destination for me

Today I am the only reason for actions taken by me

Today I am the result of thoughts generated by me

Today I own the responsibility of BEING me

The change may not be absolute or error free

At times I am tempted towards my earlier me

Surrounded by self doubts want to give up on new me

But then silently dispelling darkness within me

Filling pure white light all around me

Comes my GURU, my guide MOHANJI

He is not present enough to touch  his feet

Or to feel his hands blessing me

That is the beauty and magic of his personality

HE keeps the lamp of guidance burning for all beings

His consciousness invisible blanket of connectivity

The moment of Silence when even the breath is still

Is the time of awareness of being one with MOHANJI

HIS grace guide us towards the infinity

(me is not ego but the CONSCIOUS)”

NEW DELHI

Mohanji Team conducted “Power of Purity” meditation at 7:00am followed by Mohanji gayatri mantra  and His aarti  at Nizamuddin.

One more “Power of Purity” was conducted at Janak Puri from 4 to 6 pm.

Mohanji New Delhi Guru Purnima 2017.
From Bharti Kapoor:
“Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur devo Maheshwarah,
Gurur Saakshaat Para Brahma,
Tashmei Shree Guruve Namah.
Tumhi ho Mata, Pita tumhi ho, tumhi ho Bandhu, Sakha tumhi ho.
Tumhi ho saathi, tumhi sahare, koi na apna sivay tumhare,
Daya ki drishti sada hi rakhna,
Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha tumhi ho.”
She said:
I am sad
God said:
You are my child don’t be
She said:
If I am your child, why can’t I see you and feel and touch you?
God said:
I am all around you, see all my creations and above all, your parents.
She said:
Parents are living God, I agree, but who else can I see you in?
Leaving all this on one hand, she slept and woke up with a heavy, yet asking, asking and asking heart with no logic mind like a little baby,
where are you my Lord above and after all, where to seek for you around me? I want to feel your touch and presence.
The journey began.
Each passing day her soul was searching for someone whom she can see as God.
The karmic imprints were leaving her heavier day by day and one fine day, with deep grief of why she was existing on this earth and fighting back and forth with her existence to know who she was and why she was here on earth.
She met someone who choose her to be the ONE with HIS consciousness.
YES, there in the Ashram of Ramana Maharishi ji, she connected to HIS eyes and right to HIS consciousness and the GRACIOUS MASTER BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI appears before her.
The moment she connected to HIM, she saw that her soul was at peace and in some different plane altogether.
She bowed and said, “Thank you for appearing Baba,” and HE said,”Are you sure you want to want this path?”
She said,”YES.”
HE said, “Not easy, I am a vacuum cleaner,” giving her a mystical and mysterious smile.
She said,”But not impossible, I am ready to wear a beautiful body on this soul.”
So be it.
Since then she has gone through so much nullification of the baggage she was holding and carrying since various lifetimes, all with HIS grace.
She was always GOD fearing
Her Baba BrahmaShri Mohanji made her GOD loving.
She never acknowledged herself
Her Baba BrahmaShri Mohanji made her learn self-love
She never knew she was a potent being
Her Baba made her completely aware that he could work through her
She never knew that she was in constant fear of future
Her Baba made her aware how receiving HIS grace had no fear of future
She never knew that all around her was HIS pre-scripted programme
Her Baba made her learn to recreate and uncreate all and rescript the rest of her life with all grace glory and joy all around her.
She is now in bliss of love
Bliss of silence
Bliss of light
Bliss of HIS grace
Bliss of balance
Bliss of allowance
Bliss of receiving
Bliss of creating
Bliss of unlimited possibilities
Bliss of being in oneness with her BABA.
Her life was like a worm and Baba Mohanji made her the most colorful butterfly.
SHE is Bharti Kapoor from New Delhi India.
New Delhi Guru Purnima 2017

NEW DELHI – AMMUCARE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

100 Trees planted at D block Paryavaran park by Aangan kids on 5th july. 100 trees were planted and the best part was they were procured free of cost on 6th july we got it from the Government dept…

On 7th July 20kg Dana n water n wheat flour bread kept for birds in Paryavaran park by Aagan kids. Water bottle- feeder bottles made out of waste plastic bottles and jars.
On 8th july Bhandara at Aangan … about 80 children and a few adults enjoyed food which was yummilicious…

Ammucare New Delhi Guru Purnima

GURGAON

There was “Power of Purity” meditation  at two places, one in the morning and the other in the evening.

VIZAG

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Seva at Elderly home and Orphanage. It was heart wrenching to see how the parents are abandoned by their own. We served food and distributed slippers to them.

Ammucare Vizag Guru Purnima

KOLKATA

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Kolkata we had a beautiful day which started with magic show for some 45 children at CINI Asha.. this is basically a temporary shelter for runaway/abandoned/ sexually abused/ or children sold by the parents for money, who have been picked up from reached or picked up from railway station or some such place, these children don’t even want to go back home…it was indeed heart wrenching…but the children had a great time watching the magic show and dancing thereafter, all the volunteers too had a great time interacting with the kids…finally we served them sumptuous lunch of noodles, veg munchurian, sweets and mango…

Ammucare Kolkata Guru Purnima

Mohanji Team Kolkata

conducted “Bliss of Silence” Meditation, chanted Mohanji Gayatri and sang bhajans followed by aarti.

Kolkata Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

JAMMU

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

By the grace of Father we organised food sewa and medicine distribution at Old age home cum orphanage cum mentally challenged home. More than 136 people were served food along with tea…in the end smiley key chains n beads for ladies as a small surprise…

Ammucare Jammu Guru Purnima

Mohanji Team Jammu

Celebrated Guru Poornima at Mohanji Sadhna Kendra in Jammu. The organiser welcomed all the guests, and the programme started with Ganesh stuti, Guru Vandan and Maa Saraswati upasana. After that there was Guru charan paduka panch amrit snana admist mantra chanting. Next attendees performed Maha abhisheik of
Guru Mandala and Bramrishi Mohanji Maharaj. In the end, there was Homa, Gayatri mantra and Mahamrityunjaya mantra chanting.

Jammu Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

JHANSI

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Food sewa for more than 100 children was organised in Jhansi.

Ammucare Jhansi Guru Purnima

BANGALORE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Bangalore 50 food packets were distributed.

Ammucare Bangalore Guru Purnima

PUNE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Pune as part of Guru Poornima we carried out Food sewa by distributing food packets to kids. We went around different areas having slums and offered puri sashi sweets to them.

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Mohanji Team Pune

performed paduka pooja, chanted Mohanji gayatri mantra, conducted “Power of Purity” meditation followed by aarti.
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PALAKKAD

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Physiotherapy Workshop was organised at Sivanand ashram Palakad…

Ammucare Palakkad Guru Purnima

VISHAKAPATNAM, ANDRA PRADESH

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

On Guru Poornima the team organised a small camp at an Old Age Home cum Orphanage called Prem Samajam at heart of Visakhapatnam City. The organisation also runs a Gau Shala. The residents were devoid of few of the very basic amenities that it deeply affected the team members. The team distributed footwear for the residents and they very eagerly stood in line with a sparkle in their eyes to receive such a basic item. Post the distribution, food seva was also organised for 200 people which included abandoned parents and children. The sumptuous meal served amidst the vedic chants charged the atmosphere with positive energy. The Gaushala run by the organisation has many cows and bulls which are under proper care by these lovely souls. Feeding these divine beings also touched the heart. One beautiful white cow was lying on the husk and on enquiry was told that she has broken pelvic bone and is suffering. It is very appreciated that the organisation with such scarcity is taking well care of the cows. May guru’s grace be always with them!
Ammucare Vishakapatnam, Andra Pradesh Guru Purnima


MUMBAI

There was “Bliss of Silence” Meditation, Paada puja, Mohanji Gayatri chanting, and
Mohanji aarti.

Mohanji Mumbai Guru Purnima 2017

Mohanji Mumbai Guru Purnima padukas

JAMSHEDPUR

Mohanji Team in Jamshedpur conducted “Power of Purity” meditation, followed by Mohanji Gayatri chanting, and Mohanji aarti.

Jamshedpur Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

CHENNAI

Mohanji Team Chennai conducted “Blossoms of Love” meditation.

KERALA

Activities in Kerala on Guru Poornima Day included Pooja and rituals at various temples in Mohanji’s name. In the morning and in the evening, the team did Aarti and chanted Mohanji Gayatri mantra.

Special archanas were done at Guruvayur temple.


 

HYDERABAD

Gurupurnima was celebrated in Hyderabad with a blissful session of Power of Purity Meditation.After that the Hyderabad team had a wonderful opportunity to meet Mohanji on the same day at the Hyderabad airport.
 

MALAYSIA

“We celebrated the occasion by chanting the Gayatri mantra followed by the Power of Purity Meditation Shiva Kavachamstrotam and Mohanji Aarti.

A few new people joined us and even they felt the intense energy as we started the chanting. I could feel waves of energy rising from my body right up to the head as I started chanting. Some could not explain what they felt and some felt their bodies vibrating. One person shared that she felt so connected to Mohanji, a feeling which she had never felt before.

What a joyous occasion paying gratitude and love to our guru Mohanji and receiving so much blessings in return :)” Bridget Chen

Mohanji Malaysia Guru Purnima 2017

UAE

We celebrated Gurupurnima in
Dubai : chanting Gurupaduka Stotram followed by Mohanji Gayatri and Mohanji Aarti
Sharjah : Sai Satcharita reading, followed by POP meditation and Mohanji Gayatri
Abudhabi : Gurupooja and Power of Purity meditation

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SOUTH AFRICA

ACT South Africa

ACT SA celebrated Guru Purnima with continuous Seva for 5 days. Firstly lunch was served to 60 children in squatter camp.

ACT South Africa feeding children at squatter camp
Next day 120 children were taken to Nature Reserve. 3 buses full of very excited children enjoyed the whole day of fun learning about animals. ACT joined another organisation for this day to happen.This was first time all 120 children went to an outing. ACT provided for picnic breakfast and lunch was served after the outing.
ACT South Africa Outing to nature reserve
Following 2 days lunch was served for 150 children that attended whole day fun holiday program in Shumbashaba also in cooperation with some other organisations that made these 2 days memorable for children from nearby township.
Food hampers were given to  5 volunteers that help ACT team cook every Saturday at ACT permanent kitchen in Johannesburg.

ACT South Africa-Shumbashaba Guru Purnima

On Sunday food was served to homeless in Pretoria. Many volunteers came to assist to proved for a warm meal to people in great need. Each person received a food hamper as well.

Sunday food distribution for the homeless

Shelter for abandoned girls has received food and clothing donations from ACT team as well.

Mohanji Team South Africa

“On the 8th and 9th of July we had a 12 hour chanting. We  have this on a regular basis. We started around 6 pm and chanting until the next day 6 am. We connected each other via Zoom. So there were participants from Dattatapovan ashram in Durban and Johannesburg centers. The entire night we chanted the mantra and did continuous abhishek to the shiv lingas which were brought by the devotees. It was roughly 20 min per devotee. Swamiji (Swami Mohana Bhaktananda Bharati) at the ashram guided everybody through the chanting and Mohanji also took time to connect via Zoom whenever he could. We ended the Guru Poornima day by Mai-tri healing where we had around 40 Zoom sessions. Thank you Viji for hosting the healing for everybody. Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji” Mitesh Khatiwala

USA

The USA family of Mohanji started the Guru Poornima offerings to the golden feet of our dear Mohanji on Saturday, June 17, 2017 with a twenty-one days vow of group Consiousness Kriya practice and the Blossoms of Love meditation practice.  The two separate groups consisted of participants around the US.  Kriya practice was done individually with a few group practice by audio conferences during the 21 days period.  Blossoms of Love meditation was conducted every day at 9 pm and the group from the East and West coasts of the US came together to offer their love and gratitude.  We completed the 21 days vow on Friday, July 7.

VIRGINIA

On Saturday, July 8, a grand Guru Pooja was conducted with several devotees gathered in Virginia and several others participated from around the United States via zoom video conference.  We started with the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra chanting and followed with Mohanji Ashtortri and Mohanji Aarathi and offerings of flowers and prasadam.  Our Pooja coincided with the timing of the Guru Puja events at Siddhaganj Kurnool where Mohanji was performing Guru Puja to Guruji Avadhoota Nadanandaji.  At the end of our puja, we, as a group were able to witness the Guru Puja conducted directly to Mohanji at Siddhaganj by our beloved family members of the India team.  We are all really blessed to witness this together.

Individual mediation and Conscious Walking sessions continued to take place in a regular manner.  Two sessions of “Blossoms of Love” meditations were conducted for children in New Jersey.

Mohanji USA Guru Purnima 2017 Virginia

ACT USA conducted several food seva activities during this period around the states.  The team also had planned a Guru Poornima day food seva in Shirdi on July 9th with a goal of feeding 1000 people.  But the donations exceeded the expectations. With Grace we were able to double our goal and feed 2000 hungry souls. Food seva was coordinated across multiple cities such as Shirdi, Katra, Shani Shinginapur temple and Kurnool as well. Gratitude to our Guru and the entire Guru mandala for the opportunity to serve.

In loving surrender, Jai Mohanji

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ACT USA Mohanji Guru Purnima food seva 3 2017

“I wish you all a Happy Guru Purnima.  To my beloved Sadguru, Brahmarishi Mohanji, I offer humble pranams over and over and deep, deep gratitude!  I’ve composed a recording of “He Mere Mohanji”, which has yet to have voices added to the “response chorus” from devotees from around the world.” Natesh Ramsell

A poetic devotional expression from George Obeng-Duro :
 
I cried out for a Guru
A father came running to console me 
A mother came to love me unconditionally 
A friend came to reassure me I was not alone on the path of liberation
A master came to lift the veil of ignorance that blind me. 
Oh! Oh! How fortunate I am knowing that I will forever remain in your Divine Embrace. 
 
Much Love!! 
 
Jai Mohanji 
 
IOWA
From Jaya Mukund Shinde :

Param Pujya Mohanji,

Koti Koti Pranams to your lotus feet.

“God is everything, Everything is god” Mohanji godliness quality is  unconditional love,simple,humble ,kind mainly selflessness  always giving giving to anyone whoever it is comes to him. Always ready to help anyone in physical or astral or any dimension without any expectations or conditions or anything..

 Today after reading the post “A LEASED LIFE” tears just started flowing in eyes to experience the unconditional for his devotees through out the world traveling for them in  physical form, or energy or astral committed to karma dharma and liberation. How Guruji  protecting Mohanji and giving new birth ,we cannot think of life without Mohanji because we have become a part of that divine soul immersed in that ocean of Love. I just started praying Goddess Mother Divine Amba please protect and take care of Mohanji always and Guru Mandala.
Suddenly all teachings of Mohanji rushed into my head like, time is precious, nothing is permanent, detachment ,how Guru comes running to take care, how Datta tradition takes care of everyone and many more things, how we take things granted, r v grateful,gratitude ,how to value everything.
21 days of Kriya
what can i say ?most scared and precious gift from Mohanji! Kriya helped me to align and balance the energy and everything is happening spontaneously. After connecting to eyes for 3 minutes, then shakthi Mohanji  takes over  mudras,gapless breathing,breathing pattern changes,
movement in spine, intense throbbing at mooladhara,intense pain on top of head,eyes just get fixed to forehead . All this happening by Grace of God and Guru, Mohanji instructing so many times,giving insights and just enjoying it ! Sometimes past life agony surfaces,unknown fear grips , sometimes intense pain in left and right brain with all this happening still love to do kriya gives peace and joy.
21 days of Blossoms of Love
 
The first day of meditation itself i had intense vibration at heart center and could feel the energy moving. Everyday the meditation was magical it opened my heart to love everything living and matter. Because everything has a spirit it may be tree or rock or river everything is divine! everything is within us in micro and outside as macro! On 21-6-17 after meditation i could smell the fragrance of sandalwood around me it was magical. Always i felt Mohanji was there with me in meditation everyday.Also fulfilled my intention singing for u on ashada Ekadashi!
There is no words or i feel short of words to explain the unconditional love ,gratitude and regards to Mohanji. Like when soul to soul speaks it is silence !
Humbly with gratitude would like to sing this song to Mohanji of his greatness
OM Narayanaya Videmahe
Mahapurusha Deemahi 
Thano Vishnu Mohan Prachodayat
 
Tu he mere Amara Ho 
Tu he mere Nath Ho
Tu he Mere Krishna Ho
Tu  he Mere Leela Ho
Tu he mere Atma Ho
Tu he mere Pooja Ho
Tu he Mere Arati Ho
Tu he Mere pyar Ho
Tu he Mere Mohan Ho
Tu he Mere shanthi Ho
Tu he mere Ananda Ho
Tu he mere Amba Ho
O Lord what can I offer you, I am nothing ,know nothing , I offer my impure heart full of desires and negativity at your lotus feet . Let this heart never forget Thy Divine name ever,let pure love and devotion always fill this heart.
Love essence of Beingness
Jai Guru deva Datta Hari Narayana Namo Namaha
Jai Amba Gauri Narayani Namo Namaha
Jai Parabrahma Mohanji Namo Namaha
With Love Gratitude and regards Always from
Jaya
Bettendorf , Iowa

CANADA

Toronto

Masters have rightly said that ‘In search of Light, ask for a Guru instead of God, for the Guru will lead you to the Light’.

Our humble prostration at the lotus feet of our beloved Master Mohanji on this Guru Purnima day. It’s because of HIM we are today what we are!

Indeed, Gurupurnima is a celebration. A celebration of having a Guru in our life who has not only showed us the way but walked the path and transformed our life.

Today’s celebration was for the Guru principle that we have been graced with, a small expression of gratititude for all that HE does for us.

Celebrations started with Invoking deities, then doing Mohanji’s Puja, next Mohanji’s Paad Puja by chanting AUM AUM SHREE MOHANJI NAMA OM, followed by Homa by chanting Mahamrutyunjai mantra and concluded by Mohanji’s Aarti.
All was dedicated to the well being of our beloved Mohanji.

Mohanji Canada Guru Purnima


UK

“We were privileged to spend the last two Guru Purnima celebrations with you in the UK. We certainly missed you on this occasion. Nevertheless we had a wonderful satsang  which was an expression of love and gratitude for everything you have done and is still doing for us. I remember you telling us once that our path and tradition is like the baby monkey clinging to the mother while the mother does all the work and climbs to the top of the tree. All we have to do is hold on. Please help us to hold on tight. We offer you our love and sincere gratitude for everything you do. With love from me and all the UK team.” Vijay Ramanaidoo

Mohanji Guru Purnima UK

A song by Subhasree Thottungal:

Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur devo Maheshwarah,
Gurur sakshat para Brahma,
Tashmei Shree Guruve Namah.

“Tumhi ho Mata, Pita tumhi ho, tumhi ho Bandhu, Sakha tumhi ho.
Tumhi ho saathi, tumhi sahare, koi na apna sivay tumhare,
Daya ki drishti sada hi rakhna,
Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha tumhi ho.

On this occassion of Guru Purnima, koti koti pranam my Gurudev. As the song mentioned above, this is voice of my heart.
You are eternal consciousness to me starting from all possible forms to para brahma himself. I have no other goal or aim but to merge with you completely.
Let me serve you this life and for ever and be merged with you.
Let my remaining time to be unconditionally devoted and surrendered to you accomplished with my faith.
My Gurudev, excuse me for every mistake I do and guide me in the path of unconditional love and service.
This is my prayer to you today, on this pious occasion of Guru Purnima and every moment of my life.”

Jai Mohanji.

SERBIA

We started the Guru Purnima celebration with Conscious Walking in Novi Sad, Loznica and Sremska Mitrovica:

Conscious Walking Serbia Svesno hodanje Srbija

On the day of biggest full moon in the year – Gurupurnima, when we celebrate all that Guru principle represents (true knowledge and fullness that purity of love, selflessness and joy of giving truly gift us) ACT Serbia team experienced this fullness during a beautiful charity initiative when needy children were gifted their first ever experience of a play zone. Pastries, sweets and cake were out-shadowed by the sheer joy of playing – it was a blessing to witness this joy and activate the inner child in us as well. Gratitude to play zone “Blesavko” and all those who supported this initiative and made it possible. With love, ACT Serbia team.

ACT Foundation Serbia Guru Purnima

NOVI SAD

“Our 3h long Gurupurnima program at Datta Tapovan in Novi Sad, Serbia was just amazing! 360 degree meditation, mantra chanting that made us intoxicated and then a 30 min Tibetan bowl concert.  People were overwhelmed. My spine is still burning which is why I’m still not asleep … Forehead and crown chakra exploded, heart chakra during Arati in the end was super heated. Mohanji’s  presence was felt big time! There were a couple of first timers and a clairvoyant lady called Lidia was one of then. She came to me with a big hug and said super happily, ‘I finally experienced Mohanji – boy, it sure was strong! My body is still vibrating. This was my best meditation experience  ever!’ ” Devi Mohan

Datta Tapovan Serbia Guru Purnima celebration

ZRENJANIN

Mohanji team in Zrenjanin conducted “360 Degrees” meditation, chanted 108 times Mohanji Gayatri and did arati with a lot of love, gratitude and devotion.

MACEDONIA

Mohanji Macedonia started this year’s Gurupurnima celebrations on Wednesday with a big Food Seva for the unfortunate and homeless people. There were around 140 portions of warm freshly homemade vegan meals that we delivered. ACT Macedonia team coordinated this event with so much love and devotion and all who participated by any mean, brought food or helped it be delivered got many thanks and smiles from this people who hadn’t had a decent meal in months.

Mohanji Macedonia Guru Purnima Food seva                On Sunday morning like every week we had our Conscious Walking meditation. After the Conscious Walking, inspired by the Mohanji Youth Club – Macedonia we fed the birds in the City Park, and brought meals for some homeless dogs that we found on the streets. Many thanks to every participant in this action and the support they had given to the MYC.

Conscious Walking Macedonia

Mohanji Youth Club Macedonia

The Gurupurnima Sunday evening started beautifully. We chanted Mohanji Gayatri Mantra 108 times and enjoyed Mohanji’s presence while doing the Power of Purity meditation. The energy in the room was shining. But the fun was just starting. Few devotees had prepared to preform few mantras which sounded magical. The atmosphere rose up to an even higher level. This inspired others to preform mantras that they enjoyed and we sang for the rest of the evening. Like every other celebration also this one came to its end. We did the ritual with fire Mohanji Arti after which we had a rich fruit serving in the name of Guru.  Everything tasted delicious. As a cherry on the top we all joined to see and listen to the video message from Brahmarishi Mohanji that touched everyone deeply. So with big smiles on our faces and hearts full of love and caring we ended this beautiful Gurupurnima celebration.

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Mohanji Macedonia-GURUPURNIMA-EVENING arati

CROATIA

“In the past 7 days I was presenting Mohanji’s meditation to the group of 40 people from different parts of the Spain. We are involved in summer program at the islands of Lastovo and Vis in Croatia. Experiences are amazing and many people expressed desire to learn more about Guruji. I myself am going through big shifts thanks to Guruji and Grand tradition. The biggest gift we can present in return is to spread their teaching and live it fully. On this day, I cannot imagine better expression of gratitude than seeing many new hearts melting in love and energy of Mohanji.
Thanks to Spain Team all these new people listened meditations in Spanish, this helped a lot as many of them don’t know English. It also sent a strong message that Mohanji is recognized as international spiritual figure. Thank you Spain Team for a great work, male and female voices in Spanish meditations sound amazing !

Enjoy a few photos from beautiful island 🙂 love to all!” Milan Bojic

Croatia Mohanji

In addition, there were also Conscious Walking and “360 Degrees” meditation in Croatian in Split conducted by Mohanji Croatia team:

Conscious Walking Croatia

AUSTRALIA

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, ACT Australia explored the opportunity to be part of a community kitchen run by Compass Care non-charitable organisation by visiting their Sunday meal program.
ACT team was happy to understand their work and needs of people being served by this community kitchen.
In Australia food health n safety regulations are pretty stringent hence it is important to understand the process involved.

The compass care volunteers treats patrons very nicely, get engaged in friendly talks with them while they are being served food.  When they leave , usually some take away food boxes/bread/ fruits/non-perishable groceries are distributed (these are the donations by businesses or individual) to them .
The people who come there are not always very poor or homeless but either sick, weak , lonely, old age , cannot cook food or in anyway doesn’t have means to put a plate on table through the day.
It’s about not only serving food but also about taking care of them emotionally and being human.

The volunteers of community kitchen were very welcoming and pleased to know About ACT foundation work.
My daughter who is 11 years old also joined me as she has keen interest in social service.
We donated some non-perishable food items to this community kitchen on behalf of ACT Australia.

ACT Australia-delivering food to the needy Guru Purnima

NEW ZEALAND

“On Guru Purnima, we went to Shirdi Sai Temple on Sunday. Fathers presence was there. Prevern was cold and I was stone cold. We did have a wonderful time with the bhajans performing.
We also took a tray of can food so that they could distribute it to the needy. Fed the birds daily.We will feed the homeless this Saturday.” Sandra Naidoo

New Zealand Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

A Powerful Master of the Nath Tradition: Remembering Vasudevan Swami

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By Madhusudan Rajagopalan

Today (July 12) marks the first anniversary of the passing away of Vasudevan Swami, the frail and humble priest of the Nath Mandir in Vajreshwari. Vasudevan Swami was not a famous Master, at least not in the conventional sense. However, this saint was very well-known within the broader Mohanji family, as Mohanji would always talk about him lovingly as a prime, living example of bhakti (devotion). Though he was physically frail, his power came from his pure devotion and surrender. Those who had the good fortune of meeting him would attest to his stature – I do not know anyone who ever came back from a visit to his abode without rich blessings and immense internal peace.

Vasudevanji, a powerful and loving saint at the Nath mandir at Vajreshwari 1a

Sri Vasudevan Swami was a religiously devout person from a very young age. He worked in Mumbai for most of his life. He eschewed all forms of material pleasures to focus completely on his devotions to the Lord. People would chide him for his single-minded focus and would try to lure him towards, wine, women and other pleasures. They reasoned with him that he was wasting his youth since this was the time to indulge in these pleasures. However, he turned his back on them and continued with his practices and devotions in spite of their ridicule. He got connected and became a staunch devotee of Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. Interestingly, even though he lived during Bhagavan Nityananda’s lifetime and prayed deeply to Bhagavan Nityananda, Swamiji only reached Ganeshpuri after Bhagavan Nityananda’s mahasamadhi (a saint’s conscious exit from the body). The proximity of Ganeshpuri, being a few hours away from Mumbai, allowed Swamiji to come there often to pay his respects to Bhagavan Nityananda. Once, he prayed to Bhagavan Nityananda to keep him permanently in Ganeshpuri.

Through divine intervention, Bhagavan Nityananda arranged for him to be the Mahant (priest) of the powerful Nath temple in Vajreshwari (the temple town next to Ganeshpuri). He moved there in the mid-80s to live in a little room within the temple premises. This powerful Nath temple is virtually unknown even among the people who live right across the temple. Bhagavan Nityananda stayed here when he first came to this region before he finally moved and made Ganeshpuri his residence. Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath, the Nath Gurus, are believed to have done tapas (intense penance) at this spot for over 2 months to appease the Divine Mother. The Divine Mother blessed them with her darshan (holy sighting) and gave Gorakshanath the blessing to work on the Nath Rahasya (the most important work of the Nath tradition). This temple has the holy padukas of Bhagavan Nityananda (blessed by Baba Himself) as well as the padukas of Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath. Swamiji dedicated his last 30+ years to loving service of this temple.

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Much has been written and shared about Vasudevan Swami, both by Mohanji Himself as well as by several other devotees who visited him over the years. Readers can check these old articles for more information:

Mohanji on Bhagavan Nityananda

The Power of Devotion

A Tribute to Sri Vasudevan

I first met Swamiji sometime in 2015, based on Mohanji’s guidance, after a visit to Bhagavan Nityananda’s Samadhi in Ganeshpuri. Subsequently, I had the opportunity to meet him many times as I live in Mumbai which is only a couple of hours away. He showered immense love and poured out blessings on us because we were Mohanji’s children. He took special care of us diligently showing us around the temple, letting us know the latest divine beings who came since we last came (to satisfy our inquisitive questioning :-)) and spending as much time with us as we wanted. He would also give his special vibhuti (sacred ash) from the incense sticks that he offered to the Masters during aarati. It had wonderful miraculous powers and had cured many people, offered protection to others and solved issues for many more. He would also offer special prayers to the Lord if you requested for them. Mohanji used to say that his prayers were commands to the Lord because of the pure selfless devotion with which they were rendered. Mohanji said that his prayers were simple, “My dear Lord, this is my request. Make it happen.” 🙂 🙂

His thought had tremendous power of manifestation. Once Mohanji was in Mumbai and suddenly said, “We need to go to Ganeshpuri. I would like to see Vasudevan Swamy.” When Mohanji met him, Vasudevan Swamy, as usual, received him with immense love. While they were chatting, he told Mohanji that some people from the Nityananda trust had gifted him with a nice shawl and some books in English the day before. He had wondered to Bhagavan Nityananda about what he was supposed to do with the books and even the shawl (since he only wore simple and almost tattered clothing). Bhagavan Nityananda told him to give it to Mohanji. He told Bhagavan, “Mohanji is always traveling around the world. How am I supposed to reach him?”. Bhagavan did not respond to his query. He said I was just thinking, in the morning, about how to reach you. Mohanji laughed and told Swamiji, “Swamiji, you were not just thinking. Your thoughts got me so restless in Mumbai that I had to come here. You literally dragged me here.” 🙂 🙂

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Sometime in March 2016, we had a weekend program with Mohanji in Ganeshpuri. On the last day of the program, before leaving for Mumbai, Mohanji went to meet Vasudevan Swamy in the morning. Before leaving for the Nath temple, Mohanji arranged to have some breakfast from the retreat (dosas and chutney) packed for him. Swamiji was overwhelmed when Mohanji gave him the packed breakfast. He said, “Mohanji, you got me breakfast. I don’t know what to say. You must have it with me.” Mohanji told him that this was only for him and he should have all of it by himself. Swamiji said, “I won’t feel good to eat it alone if you are here with me.” So Mohanji said, “In that case, I will leave so you can have the breakfast in peace.”

This time he came to drop us to the temple door which he seldom did. He had tears in his eyes. He told Mohanji, “I want you to know two things. 1. There is never a day that goes by when I don’t think of you 2. Always remember Bhagavan Nityananda walks with you.” This was very similar to the words of Baba Ganeshananda Giri. He had also said, “Always remember that wherever you go, I am behind you and my master, Shirdi Sai Baba, is always behind you.” When we left the temple, Mohanji told us that this meant that Vasudevan Swamy’s time was near and this was their last physical meeting. Mohanji said that Swamiji wouldn’t be around for too long and asked us to take care of him and his needs as best as we could. Accordingly, we visited him a couple of times over the next few months and provided him with some groceries and other basic needs.

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One fine day, I received a message from Mohanji (who was then in Croatia) that Vasudevan Swami was very unwell and ready to drop his body any moment. This was on July 4th at about 3 pm. I was in a meeting at my workplace. I immediately acknowledged his message and then, somewhat stupidly, asked him if I could go the next day to see him. I guess I was trying to be intelligent and to optimize my work schedule with this situation. He asked me what would be the use of that if Vasudevan Swami was leaving his body as we were speaking! Well, I then felt what can only be described as a loving slap on the face. 🙂 That did the job of beating the tamas out of me. Tamas is anything that causes postponement. For sure, Mohanji’s sharp question brought urgency to the fore and reset priorities in my head! I rearranged my schedule immediately and headed home to leave for Ganeshpuri. I learnt that Dr. Gajanan was with Swamiji and had been trying to feed Swamiji. Swamiji was struggling to even move from his bed.

Dr. Gajanan is a reputed homoeopath and he had communicated Swamiji’s ailment to Mohanji through one of his homoeopathy students in Serbia. So though I was in Mumbai and Dr Gajanan was in Ganeshpuri (just 60km from Mumbai), the route taken by the message was Ganeshpuri – Serbia – Croatia – Mumbai; goes to show that when an important message has to be delivered, distance doesn’t matter and a way is always found! As I was on my way to Ganeshpuri, Mohanji had given me only one clear directive, “We are his relatives. Do whatever it takes to help him.” So as we headed to Ganeshpuri, we coordinated with Dr Gajanan so that we could pool together to support Swamiji in any possible manner. We were also concerned about reaching on time, given the heavy rains over the last few days. We finally reached Vajreshwari around 5.30pm.

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We were shocked to see how much Swamiji had shrunk from his already frail frame. He told us about how he had taken ill a few days ago, just after he completed a bhandara (food seva for a large group) at the Nityananda Trust. Soon after that, he said he sat down and since then he had been unable to move around, unless someone helped him. He said he didn’t have much time left and was praying to Baba (Bhagavan Nityananda) to take him soon. Though he was weak, he was fully in control and very clear about his plans. He said “Bahut seva kiya hai. Ab jaane ka time hai” (I have done a lot of service. It is now time for me to go).

Meanwhile before we reached, Dr. Gajanan had arranged for Swamiji to speak to Mohanji on the phone so that Mohanji could convey his respects to Swamiji. Swamiji sent his blessings to Mohanji. As Mohanji wrote in a private group, “I spoke to him. He said he did not want to be admitted in the hospital. He wanted to leave his body in the temple at Bhagawan’s feet. He said he always thinks about me and wanted to hear my voice one last time. He said that his blessings are always with me. This was so touching”. Mohanji asked us to check if Swamiji would like dosa and chutney or any other food that he felt like eating in his current state. He also asked us to offer fruits, gangajal (sacred water from the river Ganga)  and coconut water to him.

It was almost 7pm by then and I wasn’t sure if the local stores would be open, especially given the weather conditions then. In any case, I decided to check and thankfully, I was able to get gangajal, coconut water as well as flowers for the temple shrine. When I offered the gangajal to Swamiji, he gratefully accepted it and said “Thank you. This is my medicine.” We told his attendant to give him the coconut water later, and then took his leave after a while. That’s when we realized that the rains had stopped while we were on our way so that we were able to reach on time, meet Dr Gajanan, Swamiji, coordinate with Mohanji and get Gangajal for him – another 30-40 minute delay and none of this would have been possible. As Mohanji pointed out, “Nath leela” was in play!

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Before we left, we also asked Swamiji how he would like his body to be dealt with once he left – would he want a samadhi or would he prefer to be cremated. This might be a squeamish conversation for most of us, but I had realized from my earlier experience with Swami Ganeshananda Giri that saints don’t care about their body and deal with it in a matter-of-fact way. Vasudevan Swami was very clear that he didn’t want a Samadhi; he said “Who will take care of the Samadhi? Why trouble people? Just burn the body.” Since our trip to Badrinath was coming up in a few weeks, we asked him if he would like his ashes to be consigned to the holy Ganga, which he gladly agreed to. He also asked us to do a bhandara (food seva) in Ganeshpuri. So the plan was then clear – when he decided to drop his body, he would be cremated, his ashes would be distributed between Nashik (Godavari) and Rishikesh (Ganga), and we would do a food seva on his behalf.

I decided to come back the next day (July 5th) morning to check on Swamiji. When I visited him, a local shopkeeper was at the Nath mandir talking to Swamiji. Swamiji was talking to him about me and saying that I was going to visit him. Five minutes later, I entered. When I left the previous day, I had not planned on coming back and had certainly not shared that with Swamiji. Yet he knew I was going to come. Well, for a saint who calls deities like Hanumanji and Lord Krishna just with his devotion, I suppose calling mere mortals like me should have been child’s play! This time around, I brought him food from home (idlis + chutney) as well as more Gangajal. We had collected this gangajal ourselves from the river Ganga in front of Vashishta Caves, Rishikesh. Hence, its authenticity was guaranteed. He drank the gangajal immediately and said that he would eat the idlis later. He also looked noticeably brighter. Mohanji later explained that this was a sign of the soul shining bright and his last physical glow before leaving.

While I was sitting with Swamiji, he spoke about the arrangements he had made already. He had given cheques to the trust to take care of his cremation. He was also keen to give away his possessions stored in his little cupboard. He gifted us with a few dhotis and towels – these were then distributed among fellow members of the Mohanji family as precious blessings. I also took down the details of the nearby shopkeeper so that we could coordinate for collection of his ashes whenever the final moment arrived. This was a strange setting – a day ago, we were filled with sadness that Swamiji may not be around for much longer, and also if we would even get to see him. A day later, the mode was all about practicality, action and how to deal with the eventuality of when Swamiji would actually leave. This again was a sign that the Nath tradition was at work here – all purpose, no nonsense, no emotional drama – purely focused on the present moment and on the work that needed to get done.

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When I was leaving Swamiji, he said “It feels good to meet our people. Come again tomorrow”. I hadn’t planned on that, but once Swamiji said it, that became an order. I soon realized that the next day (July 6) was a holiday on occasion of Eid (the Muslim holy festival). Hence, it would be actually easier to come down without having to worry about schedules, etc. So, I went again on July 6th and took some sevaiyya kheer (milk-based dessert with semolina that is served during Eid) for him. This day, my timing was such that I reached late morning and spent a couple of hours with him. He confirmed that he was drinking Gangajal twice a day – this was considered important as a purification process before leaving the body. On the day before, another group had come to visit him and given him a rudraksha mala from Kathmandu. Swamiji had begun to wear this mala since then.

It was as if he was just going through a series of steps before the final moment. He kept talking about how it was just a matter of time now, and he was praying to Baba to take him soon. Finally around 1230pm, he asked to eat the kheer and I had the opportunity to feed him. In terms of timing, it couldn’t have been better as Bhagavan Nityananda’s noon aarti ends around 12:30, so it was as if one was offering to Baba Himself after His arati. Mohanji had remarked earlier about the perfect synchronization that is characteristic of the Nath tradition. The events of these days with Vasudevan Swami were clear evidence of how this worked.

Finally, I left the Nath Mandir that day (July 6, 2016) after taking Swamiji’s blessings, and conveying to him that we were available to help him with anything. By this time, many people in our Mohanji community had come to know about his illness so there was a stream of visitors already. Our friends Jeanetta and Deva from the Fire Mountain Retreat (in Nimboli, near Ganeshpuri) had visited him the previous day and were seeing him regularly. The local shopkeepers were doing their bit. Dr. Gajanan had agreed to take turns and visit him in the coming days as I was travelling out of Mumbai later that week. I intended to come back and meet him when I returned to Mumbai after a week.

In the next few days, things stayed more or less the same. Swamiji would eat a little bit of kanji (porridge) now and then. On his next visit, Dr Gajanan gave him some protein powder in milk to compensate for his weight loss. But Swamiji wasn’t getting any better. I last spoke to him on the 7th of July, a day after I met him. And finally I learnt via Dr Gajanan on July 12th that he had breathed his last around 11am. The gentle saint had finally passed away peacefully in his own temple, just as he had wanted.

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While this was sad news at one level, we had been expecting it, so the immediate priority shifted to our duties – we had to procure his ashes so that we could consign them to the holy Ganga river. Since I wasn’t in Mumbai at this time, we had to coordinate with the local people. Dr Gajanan asked his contact to collect some ashes. I had asked Swamiji’s attendant to keep some ashes for us, and the local shopkeeper I had met the previous week was also going to collect some ashes for us. Mohanji had asked us to ensure that the ashes were authentic, so we had to be doubly sure that there was no mix-up of any kind. I was hopeful that with three different contact points, this was taken care of.

We also had to arrange for the bhandara (food seva) at the Nityananda Sansthan and I began that process. It so happened that July was a busy month, with the occasion of Guru Purnima (July 19) as well as Bhagavan Nityananda’s Samadhi day (Aug 8) coming up. Our initial attempts to get the dates for this bhandara threw up dead ends – Guru Purnima day booked out, day 28 (coincided with Aug 8 = Bade Baba’s Samadhi day) or day 41 (Aug 21) were unavailable too. We wanted an early date, ideally before we left for the Badrinath trip, but there were no dates in July. Anyway, we put out a prayer to make this work out, just like everything else had worked out till then, and let it be. And lo and behold, I got a call back on the same day that July 27-28 (Wed-Thu) had suddenly opened up in the calendar. This was perfect for us as it was just a few days before we had to leave and we immediately blocked those dates.

Soon, I called up our local contacts to let them know that we would pick up the ashes on those days. To my shock, the first 2 people (Dr Gajanan’s contact and Swamiji’s attendant) mentioned that they had already consigned it to the river as they couldn’t keep it beyond 10 days. Desperately, I called up the local shopkeeper to check on his quota of ashes, and my call was just in the nick of time. He said he had been wondering what to do with it and, thanks to my call, he would now keep it carefully till we arrived. I then understood why we had to ask 3 different people to collect the ashes. If this third person hadn’t collected and stored it, our promise to Swamiji may have remained unfulfilled. But then the shadow of the Nath tradition’s grace was over us and ensured that all hurdles were crossed. On the appointed date (July 27-28), the bhandara was done in a grand fashion as per Swamiji’s wishes. We distributed photos of Swamiji to all the participants in the food seva and left another set at the Nath mandir, so that future visitors would also get to know about this great saint.

Soon, we were on our way to Badrinath. During our visit, we arranged for another food seva in Badrinath in honour of Vasudevan Swami. On our way back, we stopped at Vashishta Caves in Rishikesh to pay our respects to the shrine there and to take a dip in the holy Ganga. After we finished our holy dips, Mohanji took Vasudevan Swami’s ashes and finally consigned them to the river.

Since the Badrinath yatra was followed by the Kailash yatra, we also had the opportunity to offer Swamiji’s photo to holy Mansarovar lake as well as to the sacred Kailash mountain during the Inner Kora pilgrimage. At Rishikesh, after the dips in Ganga, Mohanji said “I’ve done my job”. With the further prayers in the most sacred places on earth, this could only mean that Swamiji was now nestled in Bhagavan Nityananda’s lap in the higher worlds.

For those interested in visiting the Nath mandir in Vajreshwari, please go ahead and do this at your earliest convenience. I have visited a few times after Swamiji’s demise and the temple is well-maintained by the trust. The local caretaker (Swamiji’s attendant) is a simple soul who goes about his job with great sincerity and welcomes people very warmly. As before, this temple is not known to many people and only the genuine seekers find their way there.

I consider myself blessed that I had the opportunity to meet and serve a pure Nath saint such as Vasudevan Swami. We have so much to learn from this modern day Hanuman, and his life was an example of selfless service and devotion. If only we can adapt some of this to our own lives, we would be doing ourselves (and therefore our society) a great service. My gratitude to Brahmarishi Mohanji for providing this opportunity to me, as it is only His grace that set this up.

Mohanji and the Avadhoota of the Nath temple

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The Ten Commandments of Being Mohanji

The scriptures say, “It is extremely rare to get a human birth. Among human beings, it is extremely rare to have a desire for spiritual evolution. Among those who have the desire for spiritual evolution, it is extremely rare to get meet a Guru (a Master connected to the Source as opposed to an acharya or teacher). Among those that meet a Guru, it is extremely rare to get to follow a real Guru and, thus, have His protection.” We are all extremely fortunate to have the grace of a Guru like Mohanji in our lives. He is what we want Him to be for us – a father, a friend, a mother, a son, a brother and at all times a perfect mirror and a constant, unconditionally loving guide, reminding us to walk the sacred path of liberation.

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The greatest gift any disciple can give their Master is to live the Master’s teachings. The best way we follow Mohanji’s teachings is to Be Mohanji since He is a perfect demonstration of living His teachings. Being Mohanji is often talked about but not easy to implement. Why is it so? The answer is that we usually look, comprehend and react through the distorted perceptions of our mind thus becoming subjective, prejudiced and often judgmental. This distances us from being universal – from being Mohanji.

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Based on an observation of how He conducts Himself, these are a few pointers that I thought will help us to connect with Mohanji deeply and help explore His consciousness purposefully:

  1. Accept people

Mohanji never judges another. He accepts people as they are. Meeting and parting are karma bound. Each new meeting is a clean slate for Him sans judgments and untarnished by past experiences. So the word rejection does not exist in His dictionary. Even for people who have wronged Him blatantly and repeatedly in the past. He often repeats what Vittal Babaji once told Him, “In our tradition, there is only Aao beta (Come, my child). Never jaao beta (Go away, my child).” Similarly, we should allow and accept people gracefully. If we become Mohanji, we are expressing unity and universality. If people bother us, it means that we are still expressing the individual and there is a separation between us and Mohanji.

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  1. Be positive.

Anyone who meets Mohanji walks away optimistic and positive no matter how negative they were or what baggage they came with. At the same time, He does not allow their negativity to impact Him. We need to talk positive, walk positive, think positive so that whoever comes to us is positively impacted no matter what their current disposition. Similarly, like His ofte quoted supermarket analogy, we should only buy what we want – we should refuse to take anything inside which is not good for us or accept anything that will sully our inner space.

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  1. No agenda.

Mohanji has zero expectations from people, situations, and life in general. He says that we should not take life too seriously. At the same time, He says that life is the greatest teacher. So He performs His activities with detachment (zero doership) but with perfect awareness. He flows from one moment to the next and tries to achieve fulfilment in every moment. This is difficult, friends. We need to keep being fluid. This is the practice. This helps us being in the present. “Being like water”, as Mohanji says.

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  1. Be Purposeful

How is Mohanji able to physically sustain the crazy travel, non-stop meetings, going out of the way to accommodate people and still find time to answer people across the world and direct the organizational work. The answer is purpose. Mohanji is driven by purpose and purpose alone. With that clarity of focus, nothing can stand in His way. His purpose is the purpose of the Tradition. He considers Himself a projection of the tradition that has been projected for a specific purpose and will be withdrawn when the purpose has been met. At the same time, Mohanji is always clear that it is the Tradition that works through Him. He chooses to be completely empty within and takes no ownership of the activity or the results. Our ultimate purpose is liberation. We should make sure that this is the primary, secondary, final and only purpose at all times. No excesses, no wastage. No inertia. No delay. No Tamas.  We should also ensure that all our actions and expressions are for the higher good and totally unselfish. Purposefulness is also detachment while in action. We are not bound or concerned about our action or the results of action. We should act with conviction consistently for the higher purpose, without attachments.

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  1. Living insignificance

If we observe Mohanji’s life, He always gives preference to people other than Himself and His own family. Believe me, it is tough for His immediate family members. But, they are mature and know they can never own Mohanji. Everybody else is important for Mohanji except Himself. His matters are not a priority at all to Him. This makes our job even more difficult. We ensure His well-being at any cost. People often ignore His kindness of finding time for everybody except Himself. Unfortunately, they take it for granted thinking it to be a weakness or character trait. We have the tough job of standing in the middle to prevent it. As it says in the Bible, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Ganeshananda Giri had said, “The only prayer of a saint is let others be served (or fulfilled) before me.” Humility is the hallmark of spiritual character. Mohanji had once remarked that those who represent Him or are close to Him should grow even more humble. As we deepen our connection with Him, we should express greater humility in our character

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  1. Accept situations

Mohanji accepts everything that comes His way. He never resists anything. Good, bad or ugly, He accepts. Nothing affects Him because He is always in the now. He always responds based on the merits of the situation in the present moment. His life story is a testament to this fact. Even with tragedy after tragedy rocking His life, starting with the death of His dear daughter Ammu, across personal, professional, financial and health fronts, he demonstrated complete acceptance and soldiered on with no bitterness, resentment or negativity. Total acceptance with a cool head makes us more complete. Whatever we resist gives us pain. We should face all fears. We should accept everything that falls on our lap. This is the sign of truly living our tradition. The tradition of Liberation.

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  1. Attitude of Service.

Mohanji does everything with an attitude of service. He never expects anything from anybody. He never considers Himself as significant and that anything he does as a favor to anyone. He does everything wholeheartedly and with an attitude of service and surrender without expectations. This helps keep our ego under our feet always. We need to think beyond ourselves and our family to what value we provide to the world. We take from earth and it is time that we learn to give back in equal measure (if not more). As Mohanji says, “Every day you wake up, ask yourself what more can I give to the world.” At the same time, we should realize that we are doing selfless service for our personal benefit alone since it aids our evolution. If we ever think that we are doing a favor to the world or to Mohanji, we have lost the plot and it won’t help us anymore. It is only when we lose doership and believe that things are happening through us (rather than done by us) that the true magic of deep connection with Mohanji happens.

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  1. Expect Nothing.

This is very important. He does not expect anything from anyone. He just allows life to flow. He is neither really happy or sad about anything in particular. In ALL the cases, He knows exactly what people are up to. Mohanji says, “Always give the very best of what you can give someone when they come in front of you. I always fill them up with the maximum I can give them based on their eligibility.” It does not even bother Him if people do not deliver on their promises or even betray His trust. He always delivers what He can irrespective of their behaviour towards Him. When we expect nothing, we are absolutely free.

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  1. No binding.

He never binds anyone. Usually, the rope that binds is fear. He has no fear nor does he give fear. This is a clear sign of the path of liberation. No fear. No binding. We are always welcome to come or leave. He never binds. At the same time, we need to remember what Yogananda said, “If you consider Me as your Guru, I am all Gurus.” We initially need to dig in several places to find and ensure that we have found a connection to the Source. But once we have found it, we have to dig all the way till we reach the Source. Window shopping and setting shop with multiple Gurus is like a shaking cup – none can fill it. We should follow one Guru and be constant with Him (or Her) because only then can that Guru take us to the final goal.

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  1. Feed the Hungry

Feeding birds, animals, ants, fishes, humans so on and so forth are vital for Mohanji. Where ever he goes, he carries food packets in the car and his favorite question when he meets any person who is old, abandoned or helpless is “Are you hungry?”. Food First. To be Mohanji, we must develop the aspect of always ready to feed the hungry, irrespective of species.

Ammucare - Annadan food seva in Gurgaon - Guru Purnima a

With Love
Rajesh Kamath