We publish a heartfelt sharing about the transformation that Mohanji has brought about in Neelu’s life. She describes the different lessons Mohanji has taught her in this lifetime. This is the fourth story of the Mohanji Satcharita Series – Chapter 6.
Lessons learnt from my Gurudev, Shri Brahmarishi Mohanji
By Neelu (Mohana Bhakti Priya)
My Gurudev, koti koti pranaam at Your lotus feet!
It takes immense penance of many lifetimes to get the grace of a Sathguru like Mohanji. I am one of the most fortunate souls who have had this grace, in this lifetime (I hope the last one!) I have been experiencing unfathomable love and compassion from Him, right from the first moment I came to know about Him. Since then, He has made me learn so many important lessons in life, which have transformed and chiseled me. He always lets you be yourself and also transforms you to be a better person. The lessons which I learnt from Him and could adapt in my life are as follows:
Time is precious
Having started work for the Mohanji Foundation as a FB page editor and making His devotional videos, I know exactly how valuable time is and how we can spend our spare time in useful and selfless activities.
He made me learn to work even while handling my kids. Most of my devotional videos were made while putting my younger son to sleep: with one hand I would pat him to sleep and with the other free hand, I would make devotional videos for Him on my mobile and also on my laptop. This continues to the present time when I am making the ‘daily quote’ posters. Thus, He made me learn how to use my limited free time wisely with the available resources. He has transformed me so much that, I now never waste my time, not even for a few minutes. There is always some work to do, either for my family, or for the Mohanji Foundation.
If the Will is present, He paves the way for you…
Mohanji made me learn what actually will power is, and how God or Guru makes the job smooth, if you have the will to carry out the activities. When I volunteered for the Mohanji Foundation, I did not know how I could do it. I was a housewife and a full time mother. My only hobby thus far had been clicking pictures of my kids and a small stint at writing poetry. Mohanji made use of these not-so-perfect interests of mine and put them to full use in my volunteering. I started to write small poems about Him when I was overwhelmed with devotion for Him, and they transformed into devotional videos in just six months’ time!
All these were done just because of Him. Only the will was mine. He showed me how to utilize time, made me learn the required skills and even guided me to the required tools necessary for these jobs.
Compassion is the highest quality
Mohanji made it clear to me through numerous experiences, that love and compassion are the highest qualities in any human being. I was always a soft-hearted person from the beginning, but He made me more compassionate and also introduced me to the concept of unconditional love. Now, I always think of how to be helpful and compassionate to other beings (as per my capacity), be it humans, animals or birds.
Guru is all Gods. Guru is the closest!
It’s my good fortune that since childhood, I have been connected to God and the Guru Tattva through many Masters like Shirdi Sai Baba, Sripada Srivallabha etc. Before Mohanji happened in my life, I knew a Guru was no less than God and is the closest to our hearts. But after Mohanji came into my life, I am actually experiencing it in every moment of my waking, dream and sleep states. All other relationships seem so temporary, even the closest ones! Now, He is my mother, my father, my child, my friend, my God and my Guru, all rolled into one. My whole being craves to be in His consciousness every moment.
Mohanji made me learn about patience by handling me with utmost care and affection every time I fell. He lets me make mistakes, waits patiently so that I can rise again (though in actual fact it is He who lifts me up) and also makes me learn what to do and how to do. And also, through various instances He made me understand that everything comes at its own sweet time. We just have to practice patience.
I truly understood the term gratitude only after witnessing Mohanji’s love for me. Every moment I feel gratitude towards Him as He is the life force for me. I owe my every breath and every moment of my life to Him. In short I can say He is keeping me alive. I have also learnt to be grateful for all the simple yet important things in my life, which we usually take for granted.
Connection to His Consciousness is everything
I connected to Mohanji very deeply from the time I learnt about Him, even though I hadn’t met Him personally. It took me a year and half to have His physical darshan (beholding and being seen by a revered person or a deity). I have not attended any retreats or any pilgrimages with Him. I have met Him only a few times in these three years and that too for a very short time. In spite of this, connecting to His Consciousness gave me everything; His overflowing love, protection for me and my family members, His guidance, His blessings. The list is too long to state… He even talks to me and also scolds me in a language which only the two of us can understand! He is with me always. Wherever I go, He comes with me. He enjoys movies, music and food with me. He reassures me that He is always with me. So in short, connecting to His Consciousness or remembering Him always, brings Him to you. He comes to you, if you are unable to go to Him physically. The only thing needed is 100% connection.
Sri Sai Satcharita is the book that made me aware of who a Sathguru really is. Even though I read about surrender there, I understood it completely only after Mohanji came into my life. Till then, I understood the concept of surrender as that of a slave. But there was more to it, which Mohanji made me understand and experience.
Now I understand surrender as leading my life according to His Will; accepting everything as it comes, as His prasad (devotional offering) and not using my mind to judge whether it is good or bad. But I am still to surrender completely. I am just going through various stages of surrender.
Mohanji always tries to teach me lessons required to lead a happy life every moment of every day. It will still take time to keep my mind and ego at bay and listen to Him fully. I hope and wish that by His Grace, I will learn the remaining lessons soon, which I know are plenty in number.
At Your lotus feet always!
|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||
Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 15th March 2019
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