By Ketan Patel, Canada
Today, I am going to share with you the story of ‘Brahmarishi Mohanji, Sadgurunatha Mohanji’ song, and how it was given to me by the grace of my Guru Shree Brahmarishi Mohanji. Before I share the story, I would like to share about how my journey started with Mohanji in August 2014 when he came to Canada for the first time.
I received an email from one of my friends about Mohanji’s visit to Canada. At that point in time, I was following Shree Shirdi Sai Baba and considered him as my Guru. I was adamant at first not to go and meet another Guru and I thought that why should I go and meet another Guru when I already had one! But that was not what happened! Some hidden power compelled me to read about who Mohanji was, so I googled about him. As soon as I read about him, I changed my decision and decided to go and have his darshan. When I first saw him, I immediately bent and touched his feet. I felt as if I had known him from the past. We had a satsang with Mohanji in a Hindu temple. That was my solo meeting with him for that year as I could not attend the rest of the programs because I had to rush to India to see my ailing mother.
Since 2014, Mohanji has visited Canada every year and I have had the opportunity to meet him and have his blessings every time. At the end of 2016, I applied for Consciousness Kriya and in 2017, I got my Kriya initiation from Mohanji.
One day, when I was doing my Kriya, I felt a strong connection with Mohanji. As soon as my Kriya was completed, I went and bowed down to Mohanji’s picture, then went to bow to Shree Sainath Maharaj’s idol that I have on my altar. Suddenly, without my knowing, I started humming the first few lines of the Brahmarishi Mohanji song and I had tears in my eyes out of love for him. Manisha, my wife who was in another room at that time, heard it and inquired as to what it was?! At that instance, I realized that I was singing a song for Mohanji. The matter ended there. However, it became a regular practice for me to sing that song every day and especially when I used to go for a bath. Till that time, it was only the first stanza. I have never written or composed a song, and nor have I any writing abilities to do that.
One evening, I had connected my music system on and was singing the same song on the mic. Manisha recorded it on her phone without my knowledge and sent it to Rajesh Kamath. Rajesh played it for Mohanji who received my offering with so much love. This was then shared with the Global family group.That’s how the whole Canada team got to know about it. I was asked to write more stanzas. I was not ready to do that as I thought I would not be able to do justice to it. The very next day, I was able to write the rest of the stanzas. I was under the impression that I had to do the work, instead, it was done by the grace of the Guru and I was just an instrument.
I got the message that Mohanji had asked to get it recorded in a studio. I started my efforts to find a studio that could help me with the music and recording. My friend Sanjay Acharya had recorded his songs for Mohanji with the help of a person in Delhi. He gave me the contact of that person and I got my music composed with that person. Somehow it took so long to get everything done and the song could not get recorded until 2020.
In 2020, I went to India to see my father who was on his deathbed. That was the same time when the Girnar retreat was planned. I felt unfortunate as I could not attend it nor could I meet Mohanji in India as I had to be with my father in his last moments. While in Vadodara, my hometown, with the help of my friend who is a filmmaker, I tried to find a studio for recording the song. He took me to a studio called Rishabh Recording Studio.
I gave my music track to the recordist and he set up everything to start the recording. I was a little nervous as it was the first professional recording that I was doing in my life. I was praying to Mohanji to help me through the process. Suddenly, I saw a photo frame of Shree Rang Avadhoot Maharaj on the recordist’s desk.
Shree Rang Avadhoot Maharaj is a disciple of Shree Vasudevan Saraswati (Tembe Swami), who is a Datta Avatar. I was happy that the Guru Mandala was with me, the whole lineage was with me, and my Guru Mohanji was with me!
I went into the recording cabin, happy that at last, I was going to be able to record my song. The music track started playing and I started singing the song. All of a sudden, the recordist halted the process and spoke to me about Mohanji. He inquired, “Who is this Mohanji?” I told him, “He is my Guru.” The next surprising question was, “Did he go to Girnar recently?” I said, “Yes there was a retreat in Girnar and Mohanji had visited the Datta Temple in Girnar.” Now, see the grace of Guru, Srirang Soni (the recordist) happened to be a friend of Ananth from Australia and had helped Ananth with arrangements for the Girnar retreat. From then on everything became smooth. He was amicable. The whole process of recording the song was finished in almost half an hour with a couple of retakes. After that, I came out to his desk and we had a friendly chat with each other.Guru gyaan hai, Guru dhyaan hai
Bhavasaagar ke Guru taaranhaar hai
Brahmarishi Mohanji, Sadgurunaatha Mohanji
Dattasvarupa Mohanji, Siddhasvarupa Mohanji
Parabrahmasvarupa Mohanji, Shaashvatrupa Mohanji
Guru is knowledge, Guru is meditation
The one who ferries us across the Bhavsaagar (the ocean of samsara or mundane existence) is the Guru
Brahmarishi Mohanji, The true Guru Lord, Mohanji
The embodiment of Lord Dattatreya, Mohanji, The embodiment of Parabrahma (the supreme unmanifested consciousness), Mohanji
The embodiment of liberation (or the liberated One), Mohanji, The embodiment of Eternity (or the eternal One), Mohanji
The embodiment of Shiva (the unmanifested consciousness), The embodiment of Shakti (and it’s manifested creation)
The embodiment of ferocity, the embodiment of love
The embodiment of Omkaar (the primordial formless sound that manifested the Univere), Mohanji, the embodiment of Om (it’s manifestation as the Om syllable)
The embodiment of knowledge, The embodiment of yoga (unity with supreme consciousness)
The embodiment of devotion, The embodiment of liberation
The embodiment of infinity, Mohanji
The embodiment of dispassion, Mohanji
I was able to present the song to Mohanji on his birthday as a small gift to him. In this whole process, nothing was done by me. The whole play was of Mohanji’s. The song was written by him, composed by him and sung by him. I was just an instrument. Such is the grace of Guru. He works through you for you! It is indeed a bagful of past good karma which brings a Guru of such magnanimous stature in your life. Shree Brahmrishi Mohanji is such a Guru. I am so fortunate to be with him. Thank you Mohanji, for being with me!
|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||
Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 30th August 2020
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