Revealing Truth about Mohanji


My name is Swami Brahmananda, formerly a member of the Skandavale Ashram in Wales UK, now continuing my sadhana as an individual traveling in India.

I first met Mohanji when he visited Skandavale in 2014. My own Guru having left his body in 2007, I was not looking for a replacement and as such connected with Mohanji as a familiar old friend. It was soon clear however that Mohanji truly embodies the Guru principle and seamlessly supported the sankalpa of all true Gurus in his unassuming, authentic and informal way.

Mohanji and the Guru Mandala
Mohanji and the Guru Mandala

In inviting me to participate in the Inner Kora yatra of Mt Kailash in 2016, Mohanji fulfilled the will of my own Guru, making himself almost invisible he acted as tour guide, translator and companion, where necessary imparting the right spiritual knowledge to guide me in my own inner journey.

Mount Kailash represents a daunting physical and logistical challenge, the Inner Kora even more so. It was truly humbling to witness how Mohanji supported every member of our group, directly taking their burdens upon himself when he could see their own resources were failing.

“I have only the weight of my soul to carry”

Asking him later how he was able to carry all these people Mohanji smiled and explained “I have only the weight of my soul to carry” In an instant, I understood who he was.

During the second day of the Yatra, we walked to the edge of the glacier at Charan Sparsh which extends from the north face of the mountain. The Tibetan Sherpas normally don’t allow anyone to walk on the glacier itself because of the danger (that year more than 30 people had died around Kailash) but when Mohanji started climbing up the ice himself it became clear a divine precedent had been set and a group of 12 were able to cross the expanse of ice to prostrate and embrace physically the north face of this most sacred of mountains. For me personally, this was surely the single most powerful transforming event of my life made possible through Mohanji’s grace.

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Embracing Kailash

Mohanji explained at the time this event represented the beginning of a dimensional shift in consciousness and we should be ready for dramatic changes in our life circumstances.

I didn’t fully understand his words until in September 2017 I was thrown out of the ashram which had been my home for 26 years amidst some extreme differences of opinion about spiritual life. Leaving the material security of the ashram at age 51 with a few clothes and enough money for a tank of petrol, my mind resonating with the turmoil of many harsh and critical voices surrounding my departure, my first instinct was to contact Mohanji. As is his habit, he responded personally within minutes and we arranged a meeting. At a time when my own self-belief had received a battering, Mohanji believed in me and for that, I will always be grateful.

Unconditional Loving Support

We met during Mohanji’s program in Switzerland and immediately his words went beyond opinions and superficial emotion to confirm in my mind that actually nothing bad had taken place and no one had done anything wrong. Rather evolution was taking place, I began to understand what the dimensional shift really meant, and my future as traveling renunciate came into focus, all leading to greater awareness and fulfilment in the years to come. From that discussion with Mohanji, I began to turn my mind away from the trauma of my departure from Skandavale and embrace the expansive vista of service on the stage of the world. Both in spiritual counsel and practical support through the extensive network of Mohanji’s organisation in India, I could embark on the next chapter of my own journey with renewed confidence knowing that unconditional loving support without judgement was at hand.

Spiritual & Divine Communion

The day following our completion of the Inner Kora of Kailash Mohanji was in a deep state of spiritual communion with the divine powers dwelling in and around the mountain. He relayed to us in real time his communication, giving personal insights and reassurance about our lives and that the opportunity we had to go to the north face was indeed an unprecedented grace that would change our lives completely. That night, I had an intense dream experience where I found myself with Mohanji in a run down suburban street, somewhere in India I guessed, it was raining, litter and detritus was everywhere and the gutters overflowed with stinking effluent. I watched as Mohanji proceeded to prostrate face down in the road such that the foul water flowed over his head, protesting I called to him to stop, but he replied, “I must do this, it is my job”.

Greatness That Dwells Behind The Human Persona

Reflecting on this experience, l realised that I had been shown what Mohanji’s task in this incarnation is, to sanctify a polluted humanity and restore the sacred traditions of dharma. I was privileged and humbled to see the greatness of the soul which dwells behind the easygoing human persona.

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Travel In The Path Of Liberation

Mohanji’s presence in the world continues to be a great source of reassurance, inspiration, and courage to travel the path of liberation to its end.

-Swami Brahmananda, UK


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8 thoughts on “Revealing Truth about Mohanji

  1. Selfless surrender on both sides! Beautiful example of abundance to the divine will. How open hearted is Mohanji to not judge a situation all of us struggled to accept! It was Mohanjis strong presence and this beautiful example of non-judgement that helped me maintain my own faith. Instead of my judging mind, I heard Mohanjis message loud and clear! “Do not judge a master by his controversial life choices!” You have no idea what constitution if spiritual level he operates on!”
    So happy to hang on to his feet still. Thank you mohanji🕉


    I had watched a couple of his video discourses…. I was soo non-plussed… It can’t be so simple!!! May be he doesn’t know what he’s talking about!!!!
    MOOJI on the other hand!!! Oh my world!!! Soo clever in his expressions! So deep! So so surprisingly accurate in his teachings! May be this young guy ought to LEARN from MOOJI!!!
    Mooji said this about this, he said that about that! It was like the other in another case….. my mind chattered, protested, regurgitated undigested teachings of a powerful master…..
    Mooji is simply Amazing!! I said to all and sundry.

    Suju! You must come to the Skandavale seminar! My friend insisted! Again!! And again! Reluctantly,I agreed! It wasn’t remotely what I was interested in… at that point!
    As we approached gwill well park in the taxi, we saw a group of people walking towards us, in the middle of the road…. “they’re monks” my friend recognised. I hadn’t seen him yet, but as we stopped the taxi to say hello, strangely, none of the others responded to me!! My eyes rested on this man at the end of the line. He was beaming at me! Big teethy smile! He wasn’t even blinking!!!
    I had just had a little chat to him last month. But didn’t think he’d remember me! (I was a recluse, at this stage; didn’t usually talk to anyone) he stared at me still! Like he had never seen a prettier girl!!!
    At a time when I was wearing a loose, bobbled up grey old jumper, half-coloured hair and eyes still blotchy, as I still recovered from a recent TIA (small stroke), “attractive” was not something I would have classed myself as..
    “You remember me?” Came the word from my mind (without a voice)
    Still staring.. and smiling, unblinking, unflinching, he nodded, “yes”
    All my doubts, self-conscious thought, “ I don’t look so good!” “Look, I have double chin.” “I’m wearing an unattractive shapeless jumper”……
    He “read” them all!
    Yet. He just kept flirting! Smiling, look, me too!!! He said(??)
    Haha. I laughed! (In my head) funny! He was so skinny! So gorgeous! So flirtatious!
    With Me(?) of all people!!!
    My friend chatted merrily to the others while he kept sole attention on just me! Unblinking, unrelenting! In those few moments he MAdE me accept! I was loved! I WAS attractive! Regardless how I saw myself! He wouldn’t give up!
    At a time when I had almost given up On myself, last thing I needed was more tea and sympathy! I just needed someone to say,
    “don’t be silly!
    I find you attractive.”
    He knew! Just what I needed!

    As taxi started to move, “wink” he asked! I winked… without a second thought!!!
    “Bloody hell!
    Anju! I just winked at that monk!!” I said laughing!

    By the end of the seminar, I had forgotten Mooji…..!!. because every single thought I had, every single messsge of Mooji I loved, he repeated it in his discourses … in REAL TIME!
    Oh my Gwad! He’s reading my mind!!!!
    “HIDE your thoughts” said my mind. Nope no chance at all!!
    It was soo weird! I kept avoiding him, the whole two days!
    Though I did realise by now, he was the one, who had been guiding me telepathically, all these years of my lonely struggles!

    By the last session I was just in such a high state! All I could feel, was his presence!
    I was just outside, after a break, when the last session began. As I stepped in the door, I had the feeling of something hitting my heart…. so hard, so forceful, was this invisible push, that entered my body, I actually took a step back, to gain balance….
    Instantly, I knew, it came from SWAMIB. From his heart to mine; was this transferr of energy, in the form of a “ball of love”.
    “I’m sorry I’m so sorry” I said in my head. “I misjudged you” tears started to roll… in recognition! I knew! It was him who saved me, cared for me, when I had a stroke! On my own!
    Now “I “so desperately wanted a hug!
    But he was having none of it! As if to pay back!
    “Meanie pants!”
    “come here dam you!” my tortured mind screamed!
    Nope! He had many to preach to, ponce round with, blow kisses to…
    Yep! Just not to me!
    “Bye Swami” I shouted! In a last bid for attention….
    “Bye Sujata” he winked, as he waived… my heart just hit the floor..
    “What do I have to do for a hug round here.” . I moaned… knowing (he knew my thoughts) lol
    I just stood there, till others finished talking, goodbying, “oh you’re so good”ing…. I ain’t moving till I get my hug!
    I called again. In desperation…
    “Sorry” I was going to say. (Apologise for judging him against Mooji)
    By the time I looked back at him, he had moved right opposite me! Arms out stretched, inviting me to a hug, smiling, staring into my confused little eyes!
    “How am I gonna reach you up there!” Said my mind! knowing how tall he was!
    Instantly! He bent low, moved his arms, so I could reach his neck…
    (Doh! He reads minds!)
    I watched my body run the eight feet, to him… like you see in old train station scenes!

    It was a timeless hug.
    I’m still there!
    “AAAh” “I could stay here for ever”
    I felt.
    It must have been, eight or nine minute… at least!
    As he rubbed gently on my back, I felt my tortured body; which had been through soo much… release tension, pain, traumas… you name it!
    I was in bliss!! For a month after, I was still intoxicated, by this new well of sef- love he had just released, in me.
    “Thank you” “ thank you” “thank you so much”…was all I could speak!
    “you’re welcome” “you’re welcome”
    He confirmed.
    Mind, that had been flipping cartwheels, until now; recognised it’s master, and settled down, at his feet.
    It hasn’t move since!


  3. Walking on hot coals:

    I thought about why I came to Skandavale.
    Why I recognised you as my Guru, even though you are white and look like an actor! I realised what Mohanji had said;
    The three men on an island village needed a guide to teach them mantras.
    They just prayed a made up prayer,
    ” we three want to see God, but we don’t know any prayer. Please show us what God is.”
    The priest came In a boat with his fancy mantra book and started teaching them.
    As he left in a boat later that evening, a quarrel broke out between the three men.
    ” Dud he say this one first!”
    “Noo! it was the other!”
    “Oh no!
    Hey sir, wait!”
    They called, but boat had already left.
    Without a moments hesitation, they put their hand together and bowed to the god of water for mercy, to let them pass.
    They ran across the water

    alongside the boat….” sir” ” we forgot!” “Which way round was it!”
    The priest was humiliated to realise, what he could not do with his ” right” prayers, these men attained with simplicity of their heart!
    I have been following you round in the Facebook because I couldn’t tell what it was that made you my Guru
    I grew up a Brahmin priest class
    With right mantras and prayers and rituals
    But the Kali mandir in our family never had the power I feel in your presence I n Skandavale
    Kali is not a person she is a presence that manifests through your being;
    Because you are fully surrendered in your worship of her.
    Including your idea of being a monk or a person of high spiritual stature, social prestige,
    Any opinion of yourself is in surrender at mother’s feet.
    That’s why you are manifesting Mother Kali.
    The most fearsome of all goddesses.
    Because you are not afraid of losing anything at all.
    Including your name, fame, public opinion or shame of controversial choices commanded by mother.

    I am blessed to be connected to your beautiful feet.
    My own spiritual journey is enhanced by following yours.
    I am not going to say this is the last time I ‘ll bother you! Because the same one that makes you quiet is the one that tells me to keep calling you.
    But now.
    But I remember your words “There’s only one” (consciousness)
    I also understand, through teachings of Mohanji,
    Each of us has an individual journey of self- discovery!im searching in vain outside when the master I recognised in Swami Brahmananda is my own soul using his image to guide me!
    In love and gratitude to both.


  4. Dear Swami Brahmananda, I have read your blog here with great interest. I was with you at University, when we were just young seekers at the time. We embarked on different spiritual paths, but I was always proud of my friend from Swansea in an ashram in Wales. I decided to write to you recently, after some major life adventures and changes, and because I had been in touch with old friends who had been asking about you, unusually you had kept popping into my mind, and I wondered if you were okay. So imagine how shocked I was, when my letter was returned saying ‘no longer at this address’. It was a great mystery, as I knew you would never have left on your own accord. I thought maybe you had died. But thankfully, after much searching, I found this post. I feel a great joy for you, that despite such a sudden end to decades of dedication at Skandavale, you have found safe haven in the guidance of a great saint, are still in tune with your own Guru in spirit and are finding your way forward to continue living a life of service. How wonderful to be exploring India, it brings me joy to know this. I had a blessing once, a direct ‘knowing’, when I saw clearly many years ago, that “in”the ashram or “out”of the ashram, it is ALL still the cosmic dream. So take comfort in that, although it sounds like you already are in a place of strength. But it is an illusion, when we talk of in and out of ashrams. The whole world is an ashram, where we can dedicate our lives to the search for God. The only “In”is with God consciousness. The only “out”is ignorance. I originally wrote that letter, to tell you about my and my husband’s experience of palliative care, he was a monk for ten years and after he was diagnosed with MND, he was released from his vows and had to leave suddenly too like yourself. They expected him to just return home to die basically, but after a couple of years grieving the loss of the ashram life, he spotted me at our meditation centre and in his cheerful, confident way, made up his mind he was going to date me and so we embarked on an incredible eight years together, proving that the only ‘life limiting illness’, is in your own mind.. he survived an MND diagnosis by 11 years (usually people live only 2-3 yrs) and he passed peacefully and naturally, last year, victorious, and when he was ready. When his will relaxed its hold, it was only months until he had a natural passing. We learnt together that happiness can be found in even the most extreme situations, he dealt with profound paralysis with a gentle joy, love, patience and cheerfulness that made him famous over here. I share this story with you, as I have no way of contacting your personally, but I also wanted you to know, that my husband said he learnt more in his years after MND, away from the ashram, then he had done whilst as a monk. The ashram lifestyle is the ideal of course, but God has infinite ways to let us serve. We never in a million years could have imagined what Divine Mother had in store for us, despite being profoundly paralysed my husband went onto get a job, a new house and meet me, the love of his life. When I was thinking that the best part of my life was over, along came the best part… and now I know, it will keep getting better, in the only way that truly matters. It is love which sustains creation, everything which happens to us, is Divine Mother’s loving hand, reaching out to bless us, strengthen us, uplift us… May you feel Her ever with you, guiding and inspiring you. Know that your old friends from a ‘former life’, it must seem, are still around and send you their love. God speed my friend.


  5. ::::::Jai Ho Swami b:::::
    His own life might be fraught with controversies and unpleasant exchanges with people. Unpopularity and surges in scandalous life choices might be the order of the day!
    So much! It overshadows his most spectacular spiritual displays of subliminal protection and powerful experiences and life altering states of consciousness; that just happen, spontaneously; in a receptive disciple. In HIS presence.
    He might not even speak to you, outwardly; even if you’re his loving devotee, wanting to serve him regardless!
    Would you still call him your guru then!
    He’s not seen as the epitome of decency he once was- quite the contrary now!
    What makes him your guru then!
    What refuses to give up his lotus feet? Regardless of the mud?

    I know he’s my guru because my acceptance of him was not in the mind. I recognised him soul to soul!
    No words, no introduction. Or indoctrination was needed, only intuitive guidance began to flow. Him to me. I knew his presence, his immense vast consciousness. Not limited to his body, but much more subtle. Much more than intimate, there was oneness. He loved me as himself! “I am you” he answered every time I questioned (in my mind), ” how do I know you?”
    No questions asked. No judgement, no “have you been a good person or bad!” He loved me at my lowest. My brokenness. My “not enoughness” with all the doubts and delusions.
    Don’t get me wrong!
    Love in the unconditional realm is not a sugarcoated strawberry cream filled sweet treat!
    It’s brutal! It breaks down ego! It’s tough! Testing and testing and testing again!!!! And, it’s still going 🤗
    Until one day I realise how far I have come! How much of “me” I have shed!
    How much lighter I feel, how liberated it is to have silence, where mind once reeked havoc!

    It says in my language (Gujarati)
    “If I make shoes of my own skin, and offer them to my guru, I still couldn’t begin to pay off my debt to him.”
    Jai guru. Jai guru tatva Jai Jai sri Krishna Chandra maharajah ki Jai 🙏🏽😇👣❤️🙏🏽


    1. Oh my goodness! 😹 I’ve scandalised you even more! I meant to post this one instead – Not the beautiful love song!😆 But this promise you made🙏🏽


  6. Dear Sujati, your devotion and loyalty does you credit. See the One behind all, see the Love behind all lives, see the Divine behind the Guru, ever whispering “come home my child”, to each and every one of us. It’s all a dream, so seek the only Reality. We are all just humble servants, including those chosen to guide others in the form of a Guru. Bless you. And I’m sure Swami B will find his way home too, as each of us must do. We are all imperfect, in the face of the Infinite Perfection. AUM AUM SHANTI


  7. Divine play my darling! I do know I’m divine by birth! I know my guru is really me! My devotion is to my own divinity I see as my Swami! I never knew him personally! It was a blessing I knew the real. The soul my own self, in him!
    Perhaps knowing him personally has clouded your judgement! I don’t feel imperfect is the right expression.
    You ought to look beyond what you expect a guru to be! Or you’ll miss a real chance to connect within! Michael was high entity! I respect your love I’m glad we exchange our views freely🙏🏽


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