Guru’s embrace

By Turinski Branislava, Serbia

Translation: Maja Otovic

I read in one text that Mohanji is the Guru who finds us. I have to say that he found me long before I found myself, long before I knew who he was or that he even existed. I think it was the year 2015. A friend of mine shared a friend’s post on her Facebook page.

The picture showed a man in white attire, surrounded by many women and a few men. They seemed to be on some path in a forest (later, when I was there in 2020, I remembered that picture, and I knew it was Park Ravne 2 in Visoko, Bosnia). My thoughts ran fast: “Who does he think he is? Pretending to be Jesus, wearing a white robe, and everybody acting as if they’re under a spell.” When I wanted to see the same post a couple of days later on my friend’s profile, it was no longer there. Now I believe that it was not there for my eyes only.

About a month passed, and the same friend shared a post from her friend’s profile: “It is a blessing to have the eye card.” I remember my thoughts and reaction: “What they won’t think of just to fool people and make money off them!” Of course, nowhere did it say that the card was on sale, but only that it was a blessing to have one; however, my mind started racing. Needless to say, a couple of days later, I could not find this post on my friend’s profile.

And then, I think it was at some point in 2017 I read that the Guru was coming to my town. I let my imagination run wild, picturing him decorated like a Christmas tree. Why so, I do not know. Maybe because I had identified him with actors adorned with gold that I watched in Indian shows, the play of the mind was then endless…

I told my now ex-husband that I wanted to go and see what a Guru looks like, so that I could tell others that I had seen a living Guru because the ones I had heard of until then had already transcended from the physical body into another realm. “Are you nuts? They’ll drug you, sell you into slavery, take your organs. That’s a dangerous cult.” I blocked the person whose Facebook posts my friend shared on her wall in panic.

Then life’s path took me to a crossroads…

I put on heavy shoes and dressed in self-accusation, hatred, pain, jealousy, envy, and all negative emotions and thoughts that were coming my way because I myself chose to be filled with them. The reason was a divorce, for which I now feel very grateful, but back then, I’d been able to see only pain and hatred. Another door opened for me. In those days of temptation, my path turned orange. I joined the ACT Serbia Foundation. My heart got to know the power of serving and unconditional love.

A few months later, on 22 February 2020, we had an activity. The person who had posted about the man in white attire, the eye card, the Guru’s visit, the one whom I had blocked on Facebook, invited me to the Happy Center. “Let’s have a coffee together and walk through the labyrinth.” In that post, I remembered it said: “Guru’s visit and walk through the labyrinth”. I was curious. In my mind, they were labyrinths of high green fences. There was also a fear: “What if she pours something in my coffee… but I am not going alone; there will be a total of seven volunteers. But what if…”

However, my curiosity was stronger than my fear.

If you could only see the look of disappointment on my face. With too many expectations and excitement, disappointment was inevitable. There were just some piled rocks instead of a labyrinth of high green fences. Only when I crossed all 108 blocks and reached the center, did I feel the energy flowing through my legs, then up my spine, towards the head. For the first time, I was drunk with such high energy, as if I was levitating, as if I was not walking; I heard a call from a distance for all of us to enter the Happy Center. Thoughts started racing. Thoughts of fear…what if… white slavery, organ trafficking, cult…

Curiosity won over fear again. Later, I felt grateful for the curiosity and my victory over, as now I can clearly say, unnecessary fear. I was embraced by that beautiful energy, covered in the smell of frankincense, white sage, and incense. Amazed, I sat on a pillow and closed my eyes. When I opened them, my eyes wandered toward Mohanji’s picture. “Where can I buy this picture? Out of all his pictures I see here, this one is the most beautiful.”

“You can buy them all in Novi Sad or Belgrade, but not this one. This one is received, that is, the Mai-Tri practitioners receive it.” “That is the most beautiful picture. Those eyes of his…” The next thing I remember was a call into Mohanji’s eyes. I was at the foot of some mountain. Mohanji and somebody else were on its top. They were telling me something, but I could not remember what. I know that I felt good and that I was at peace. When I came back to my body, I heard the other volunteers talking, but I could barely say: “I was called into his eyes. I was at the foot of some mountain. He and another person were telling me something.” 

I did not feel comfortable saying the name Mohanji; instead, I said he as I shared my experience. After listening to me, “Welcome”, said Maya, the seemingly physically fragile woman who embraced me with such power, tenderness and warmth. Where was I being welcomed to? Did I set off somewhere in order to arrive? All of the present volunteers had warm smiles on their faces, and I did not understand a thing. Well, I was not asking to go somewhere. I’d just had the urge to look at those eyes in the picture; it was not done with a purpose.

As dawn was approaching, one of the ladies said, “Let’s have a picture. First, I’ll take a picture of you, and then you can take a picture of me.” I published the picture on my Facebook profile. Above the picture, there were nine hearts. At first, I did not get it that I put two extra hearts, as we were only seven volunteers in total. I was about to erase two of them when I received the first mental message from Mohanji: “The two of us are also there; don’t erase those two hearts. Me and Baba are there.” “Who am I talking to? Who are you? What “Baba” are you talking about? (translator’s note: “Baba” means “granny” in Serbian) These are all younger women. There are no grannies here.”

“Me, Mohanji, and Sai Baba are there.” “Maya, I am talking to someone! He says he is Mohanji and that there is some Baba (granny) there. I am telling him there are no grannies here, but only younger women.” “This is Sai Baba”, Maya said, pointing towards the altar. I was ashamed of my ignorance, but I took it as a sign that I was ready for new teachings. Later, through meditations, dreams, and Reiki treatments, I received messages from Mohanji that I lived with full acceptance. For example, right after sending my first experience sharing, I got a message that it should not be published. I could not understand why I was told not to publish it back then, but I obeyed and stopped the first publishing. Now, it is time to publish this text.

After that day – 20 February 2020, my connection with the Master started becoming stronger day by day. I got answers from him in various ways, through Facebook posts on Mohanji Official page, video recordings, and texts from his book The Power of Purity. Through connecting to him, I received the answers to my unexpressed questions. That was a true blessing.

My true wish was to get a hug from Mohanji. In Divcibare, on 20 May 2021, my wish came true. I physically met the Master, and I felt blissful in his embrace. The peace and unconditional love that I received that day filled my soul. Initiation into Kriya and the first Shaktipat… one by one, the lights in my chest began glowing. I got closer to the light so that I could shine brighter, more today than yesterday and even more so tomorrow. It all continued from the retreat at the Bosnian Pyramids.

That strong pillar of light that illuminated me during the meditation intensified the light in my heart. I had a feeling that I was filled with light. It was within me and around me. In such moments, one should express gratitude for all the grace. As the retreat drew to a close, for some reason, I had a dispute with the organizers because I wanted to attend the satsang on 14 June 2021. As usual, and for my highest good, I got a message in my sleep: “All that you need, you have and will receive through Shaktipat. I will give, and you will take as much as you can; you won’t take any more tomorrow rather than today. Give your spot to somebody who needs it more.”

In the morning, even though I had paid for a suite just to spend one more day in the Master’s aura, I made a decision to do as the message said. On my Viber, I got a call from a dear friend: “It all happened as you said. The flight to Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I am in Belgrade, getting back to Visoko. I’m worried I won’t be able to attend the satsang as I did not register. Whom should I talk to?” “Just come. I’m not going, so you can take my spot; you need it more. Say that you will attend the satsang instead of me.” “Thank you. Thank you so much,” my friend was overjoyed. “Thank you, Mohanji,” I thought. And that’s how the message came true. Somebody needed it more, and she went instead of me.

I was sitting in meditation and looking towards the hall where the satsang was taking place. As if I was present there, through connecting internally, I felt peace and unconditional love given as blessings from the Master.  Then a group together with Mohanji came out of the tunnel. “Come with us; it is time for individual pictures.” said someone. I will receive another hug, my heart sang. Once again, I’ll be in the aura of the Guru.

“You did not attend this satsang, so you can’t take a picture,” said a dear soul from the organizing team. I wanted to explain that the reason was not a lack of interest in the satsang, arrogance, or the cost, that it was not anything like what she (might have) thought. However,  I did not feel like justifying myself to her or explaining that the reason for my cancellation was Mohanji’s message that I had received in my dream – to give my spot to someone else who needed it more.

Without any explanation, without ego, without feeling insulted or angry, I took a step back and watched all the others who were lucky enough to be in the Guru’s embrace. I was happy to just look at him with physical eyes. He’s always with me. These were just moments of physically looking at him. Suddenly, the organizer said, “I was only kidding; of course, you can take a picture with him.” Like everybody else who took a picture, I got the hug I had longed for. Without uttering a single word, the Master and I understood each other in those moments of silence. His hug was the embrace for my soul. My hug was the openness towards the peace and unconditional love that I embraced in all its glory.

The days continue… I shine brighter; my heart is illuminated.

Peace, love and light to the world.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 28th April 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 121 & 122

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 121 Lesson – What Mohanji shares is practical in daily life  

Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing very well. 

Living with Mohanji has been a real blessing. It has also been a privilege to be able to share some of those experiences with you all through these messages. Some of the messages I’ve received in response to them have been really touching. I’m grateful for everyone who sent them and also the fact that I can serve in this way. Because I’m purely seeing myself as a conduit from what Mohanji is sharing with me in the morning or in the days here and doing my best to share this time with others, so it’s all his teachings. 

Today I was thinking of that one overall lesson or observation which I can conclude from being here, and if there was one. I was thinking about it. I feel that if there is one lesson, it’s that whatever Mohanji is sharing, whatever teaching he has provided, whatever guidance he has given, it’s practical. It can be applied in our lives. Hardcore practical, in fact, and very simple as well. If we apply them, even just a few of them, they have a possibility to really positively enhance our lives. I realised more and more that the time I spend with him, everything that is given, everything that is shared, can be used to improve life. 

He’s not asking anything for this, nor is he mandating someone should follow him or saying that this is the way. It’s simply given; it’s available. If it’s useful for us, then great, we can use it. But at the same time, he also accepts that maybe it’s not useful. So then that’s also okay. But it’s available at least. 

In my experience, the real lesson only comes once I’ve taken steps to put some of these things into practice. Because then I experience it, and then I understand it. Then I recognise as well what actually transformed through applying it in my life, whether that’s big or small. So one major lesson for me is the constant observation and recognition that reality is happening from moment to moment. It’s now. Many people say that it’s only now, but to experience and understand that at another level is one of the learnings that’s happening for me since I’ve been here. And it’s growing; it’s evolving so that we always see reality at work. 

For example, the hard reality is that we’re born and will die one day. That’s reality. And then also experiencing the more subtle realities like my mental state of mind, or mood, from one day, can suddenly change to the next. So there’s a fluctuation, which also brings that reality back to Mohanji’s teaching that we do what we can today because we can’t guarantee what comes tomorrow. This reality is happening moment to moment. 

Also, the larger teaching of Mohanji, which I’m experiencing more, is that the best way to handle it is through acceptance. Because then we’re living with reality, we’re facing it. Looking back at my life, many of the pains and sufferings I had were disappointments because situations didn’t turn out the way I hoped. Or I’ve maybe been avoiding life in a way.

I realised that I read many books and because I knew these topics and filled my head with all these concepts and stuff, I thought I was settled and that that is how life is. But looking back now, it set me aside from life, almost like escapism. I recognise now that that was a huge trap, or sometimes, when I’ve happily been wallowing in self-pity, perceived injustices, resisting and suffering; this usual cycle. 

Many situations have happened, but what’s becoming more clear to me now is that there is real power in acceptance, to simply handle situations as they come. As Mohanji is, following his lead, just being cool, situations will always come. When they do, we can handle it, even at the level of thoughts. 

So at one point, the word acceptance was a nice word to me. But it was a word. Now, after the actual tangible experiences of settling into a life of acceptance, I’m slowly understanding this more and recognising that this power is great. Because through acceptance, we have by-products that come, which are fearlessness, clarity, and creativity. Because I found that through acceptance, when we accept that a situation happened, then creativity can come: “Okay, what next? What do we do now?” Whereas resisting and not accepting it means that the phase doesn’t come for the creativity to emerge. 

I gave a presentation for Invest in Awareness last week and got asked this question about acceptance: “How can you accept all the tragedies that come in life? How can you just say acceptance? Does that not mean you’re just giving into life?” It’s a good question. I was thinking of this, and actually, there are nuances or dimensions to acceptance, which I’m now experiencing: you don’t have to accept injustices; you can move towards them. But it’s more accepting moment-to-moment life, when difficulties come, when challenges come, accepting it, and moving on. For me experiencing this brings much more peace and stability. And it’s an ongoing journey. I can’t say I fully accept everything; there’s still resistance here and there. 

The overall observation is that what Mohanji is sharing, I feel, is practical for life. There’s nothing abstract. There is no philosophy, nothing to debate, nothing to discuss or idealise. It’s practical, simple and universal teachings on how to handle life. I find that it is like a roadmap, or even a manual for human life and simply being you. This is what we’ll be bringing through the programs from the Invest in Awareness team. Do message me if you’re interested in knowing more about that because we’ll be bringing this into a good package to help share this understanding. 

I hope you have a great day ahead.

Day 122 Lesson – Signs of tamas  

Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing very well. 

Yesterday was a long day, right from morning until evening. I’ve mentioned before that many new activities are starting up. More people are coming forward to assist in what we’re doing. And actually, some are proposing that they can just take activities forward, which is fantastic. That’s what we need now; hands and people connecting to the ideas of all of these platforms. 

I’ve shared the dashboard before, which has all Mohanji’s founded platforms. Now, this is quickly becoming outdated because there are also new ones that are coming forward. What I really admire about Mohanji’s vision is that he really wants all the people who are connected to him, that love him, that a part of the family that had been standing by him over these years, to be stable, to be self-sufficient, to have a good income, to have a stable job. What we’re looking at now are opportunities that we can bring forward, which unite people around a similar skill set or talent so that we can put them together and take forward ideas and initiatives. 

For example, Ananth now will lead a group of people, almost like a consultancy agency, where we’ll be able to take on projects related to IT, software development, and all these types of things. Because we have really good skills within the family, many people have worked in those industries. I’ll be contributing in some way, too, as that was my background before – business consultancy, IT program project delivery. 

Like this, opportunities are coming where the people can come together and work together. At the same time, Mohanji is also meeting people in various industries. Many of these people who are coming forward have the same values. They have the same sense of purpose, integrity, trustworthiness and honesty. It’s really great because it makes working so much easier when you’re all in a similar mindset. It’s also taking steps forward to bring back this ethical business where everybody has an opportunity to thrive. So I really admire that. 

As I’ve mentioned before, Mohanji is not slowing down either. There’s no delay; there’s no postponement. He’s doing everything he can while he’s here, using the time well. In the morning, we’ll discuss something, and recently he’s been saying: “You know, actually, by my standards, I’m tamasic, I have to slow myself down. I could be doing much more.” This I find hard to believe because we will discuss maybe ten things in the morning. Then I’ll go and work on one or two activities. By the time I come back, all the rest are finished. He has spoken to who he needed to, and arrangements have been made. 

As he mentioned tamas, I was just curious in conversation and asked him what are the signs then that you can expect to see to check if tamas is starting to creep in. Because, as he’s explained before, this can be very slow. It creeps in, and before you know it, you’re completely back on that bed, which is a magnet, the iron rod on your back, completely laying down, and you find it incredibly difficult to move and get up and start walking again. 

So to avoid reaching that state, I was thinking about how to be alert and aware. Because even though I’m here, there can still be fluctuations in motivation. So I take the advice shared before that when it’s possible to run, we should run, and if we need to walk, then that’s okay; we walk—depending on how we’re feeling. 

I asked Mohanji what the signs to be expected are. He shared that when you’re closer to a sattva state, where you’re really moving forward, there’ll be clarity, and you’ll have productivity, purposefulness, and promptness. Then you know that you’re on a track; activities are happening. But then the opposite that we can expect when we’re falling into tamas is that there’ll be confusion, inaction, lack of purpose, delay and postponement. 

For me, recognising that is definitely the first thing that comes to mind as an alarm bell anytime when I want to postpone something. As soon as that thought comes, “Okay, I’ll do that later”, or “I’ll do that tomorrow”, then I can quickly catch myself and think, “Okay, actually, can I do it now? Is it possible to do it now because if it is, I should?”

So that’s, for me, one of the signs. I hope you have a great day ahead and will speak to you soon.

I hope you have a great day and will speak to you soon.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 24th April 2022

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Omnipresence

Linda Abrol, Netherlands

Beyond boundaries

At times, my non-confirmative, all-encompassing Parabrahma, Jesus, Buddha, Dattatreya-Mohanji reflects my Guru Swami Gopal Baba’s words or behavior from the time Swami was still amongst us in physical form. 

One night in November 2018 in Bombay, we eagerly expected Swami Gopal Baba to arrive at a devotees’ residence where we were invited. We had formed a line in the driveway of the house while waiting for His car to arrive. It so happened that the car door opened right in front of me, so it was on me that Swami’s first glance rested. He smiled delightedly, and with a sense of both surprise and confirmation, He said: ‘Linda! You have come!?’ He must have known that it had been crazy timing. 

We were in the midst of an incredible move, shifting houses, county and profession, all at once. We were in the process of opening an Indian vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the centre of Alkmaar. After more than thirty years in fashion development and sales, this was very exciting. But I was a hundred per cent sure that my longing to meet Swami was pure and would be supported. 

My trip fell exactly on the days that we had to wait for the Indian chefs to arrive after we finished the refurbishing and furnishing of the restaurant. I had booked the flight at an earlier stage, but the timing couldn’t have been better! Which was surely the Masters’ grace. So, both my readiness and willingness to come and the Masters’ miraculous timing made this memorial visit possible.

Something similar happened, but this time with Mohanji, during our recent journey to London. Parvati and I decided to travel together and booked our tickets for the event on March 14th 2022. We were planning to arrive on March 12th and depart on the 15th. At one point, Parvati found out that she had a very important appointment on the morning of the 15th, which couldn’t be delayed. But flying back after the event in the middle of the night would certainly trigger my migraine. 

I decided that I couldn’t join Parvati without forcing myself, so I cancelled my ticket for the event. We would have to book an event ticket, three corona tests, a taxi, return flight tickets, and probably a hotel, all for a one-day event that could be followed online. Although I was longing to meet Mohanji and be in his presence, my frail health condition made it an impossible, crazy and far too expensive move. This actually was the limited mind concept. 

However, the warm and kind U.K. Team members assured us that we most probably would be accommodated in a devotee’s house, and Priti suggested to expect a miracle, which I did. Why not? It was an amazing suggestion. I told Mohanji inwardly that I would love to see him again. Without asking anything, I simply opened my being to the possibility of a beautiful weekend in which all went smoothly, and then I let go. 

Parvati called right after my inner communication to tell me that she had found a possibility to travel in the afternoon of the fifteenth! I rebooked my event ticket, and we started searching for flight tickets. I had bad flu and could hardly concentrate, so we happened to make the booking one day late for a refund possibility in case of a positive corona test. KLM cancelled that possibility after March 2nd. If I got a positive test before our flight ten days later, my ticket would be wasted, and Parvati would be on her own. Nothing could be changed now, so we surrendered. We had to give it a chance. 

On arrival in the house (better described as a mansion or estate) of our warm and welcoming hosts, Yamini and Vivek, we heard the exciting news that Mohanji was expected that very evening. The program was still unknown. No one knew what to expect. Parvati and I didn’t even know if we were allowed to be part of the event, but we were happy to share in the entire household’s high energy frequency and buzz. We were thrilled when we heard we could join the program. 

Waiting in the entrance hall for Mohanji to step in, he first received a loving welcome from Yamini with aarati. Passing by me, Mohanji looked in my eyes with the same loving, surprised and confirming look that Swami Gopal Baba had given me in Bombay a few years earlier. He said, ‘Oh, you have come!’ Proving once again that for a Master of the Nath Tradition there are no boundaries anywhere at all times.

Rise from love 

Being in London, I noticed myself criticizing my every word and move. Insecurity came up. But I didn’t make it bigger by criticizing my inner critic. I watched it. In the morning, during my meditation, I surrendered and relaxed in the midst of the physical tension and stress that my inner critic caused. I felt as if Mohanji was consoling my inner child, and I simply let my head rest on His shoulder. I clearly heard Him say kindly: ‘Rise from Love.’

How simple, loving, and to the point were these words? Isn’t that what we should do, being kind? Let love be the foundation from which we can start to build? Any other foundation would be

 the cause for buildings to collapse in time. Especially the love for ourselves is the best starting point. Letting love in, I could raise my frequency from there instantly. 

Which reminded me of an incident in which Mohanji had told me (inside), ‘I will give you so much love that you will forget everything else.’

A divine guest at the table

On the 13th, again, another surprise awaited us. We were invited to come and visit the Shri Ram Mandir in London. Mohanji offered gorgeous gifts and Arathi to the Sri Jaganath deities. 

The next story requires a little intro. A few weeks ago, I had a dream. I was sitting at a long dining table. A very casual one. With Mohanji by my side. No words were spoken. Ever since then, I have offered a part of my food to Mohanji as if he is sitting at my table. It’s a reminder for me to eat more consciously, for my body is very sensitive and doesn’t like to digest everything I like eating. 

Now I will shift to the reality in the Sri Ram Mandir. Parvati and I went to the dining hall for our lunch. Mohanji was coming out of the hall. We presumed He had blessed the food and would eat in a quiet room. We took a plate, searched for an empty place to sit, and found out that the big table was the only place with empty spaces. After taking our places, Mohanji stepped into the hall and took the seat right in front of me. We immediately stood up and took our plates from the table to make room for his P.A.’s and the members of his party. 

Mohanji smiled and motioned us to stay seated. We dropped back in our seats and were flabbergasted. I didn’t know what to say or do, so I focused on conscious eating and left Mohanji to eat in peace. With Mohanji sitting so close to us, remembering was a conscious practice. After lunch, I ventured, saying, ‘Mohanji, just a few weeks ago. I dreamt that you were sitting with me at a long dining table.’ Mohanji smiled and said: ‘It was not a dream!’ which left me in awe. How many unexpected blessings can one digest? 

Wishes fulfilled

On the 14th, we attended the event in the Kensington Hotel in London. Mohanji graciously consented to individual and group pictures with everyone present. After the group picture with the entire U.K. team and all participants, including the Skanda Vale Swamis and Sisters, we waited in a row for our turn. Parvati saw Mohanji standing quite straight and not touching anyone in the beginning. She smiled mischievously and said, “We are not going to let him get away with this, are we?” “No,” I answered and smiled. “We will nicely snuggle up.” We giggled like small children. Which we were. Our inner child still needs to be healed.

When I approached Mohanji, He immediately opened his arms and wrapped his left arm around me, and I naturally let my head rest on his shoulder, feeling loved and safe, just like in my meditation. ‘Rise from love’ became very tangible. I heard somebody say that day: Mohanji fulfils everybody’s deepest desires. This is true. And I can add, he fulfils more than I can even think of. Better to stop thinking at all and enjoy in awe and gratitude. 

Now, if you think that my mind had subsided to a higher truth, the truth of self-acceptance, I must disappoint you. A sequel to the ‘picture story’ started right after the picture-taking procedure. My monkey mind started making comments. Old trauma caused turbulence in my body. Where I had felt so elated, so high in energy frequency (which is shown in the result of the pictures that Tea kindly sent to me) during the picture-taking procedure, after the session, my mind tried to drag me down, mentioning all the things that I should or shouldn’t have done. I especially shouldn’t have taken the freedom to lay my head on his shoulder. Mohanji would surely disapprove of it. And I could definitely tell that from the look on his face. I witnessed my mind, did my best to not believe a thing and didn’t succeed very well. 

I knew already that I judged myself at times but was not aware that such an explosion of insecure feelings was possible. This weekend really showed me lots of it. It must have been the high energy of the Master, shining brightly on the greyness of the lower frequency thoughts and feelings. When I sent the picture to Sita, I received her comment immediately. She didn’t know what my mind was trying to make me believe about it. She wrote, ‘I love the look on Mohanji’s face. So spacious. The universe in his eyes,’ which made me fully aware that only my mind was churning. 

This morning, I woke up with the inner message: ‘Heaven laid his head on my shoulder.’ I smiled. The remaining gloominess concerning the picture left me instantly, even though I didn’t fully understand the words. 

But the mere sound of it was so wonderful! Later in the day, I started to understand a bit of the meaning of this amazing message. Mohanji is definitely far too busy experiencing bliss and focussing on purpose to think about Linda’s do’s and don’ts. For Mohanji, most certainly, there isn’t even such a thing as a person called Mohanji and another one called Linda. There is only heaven. So, whoever lays their head on his shoulder, it is all heaven. Inside, outside, everywhere, nowhere. And this is what I am. We are. 

Narayan Kaur posted this beautiful text on F.B. later on the same day:

“Avadhootas have deleted their internal and external world. There is only bliss. They become just a presence.” Mohanji

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 21st April 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 119 & 120

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 119 Lesson – The guru principle 

Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing well. 

Today, I wanted to continue sharing my understanding of a conversation between Mohanji and a visitor. This man was already actually connected to a Master and a Guru. He had many questions about spirituality, spiritual path, life difficulties, and challenges he was encountering. He was a Kriya Yogi; he was practising this. 

Sometimes these conversations are a real treat for me because today, we’re mainly focused on completing the work that we need to; there’s a big to-do list, and it’s growing. I keep saying that now I’m scared to talk to people because every time I speak to someone to cross one thing off, two more appear. So generally, I’m avoiding people at the moment. But when others come, it gives an opportunity for Mohanji to speak from time to time. Because otherwise, there’s no real chance for the satsang style talks, which you might be used to in retreats, to happen. It is just activity from morning until evening. 

I share today the key things that I understood and took when they were speaking about the guru principle and the importance of having one point of focus, one steady focus as a master, as a guru on the spiritual path. They were saying that a master is not an accident. Mohanji explained that a Master would come into your life at a particular time and space, and that’s exactly how it should be. 

Definitely, for me, this happened at a point in time when I had a deep need for questions in life. I came in contact with Mohanji, who could answer everything I was asking with absolute clarity. In this conversation, he said that once we’re connected, once we’ve decided, once we’ve tested, once we’ve said, “Okay, this is something for me”, it’s then our job to stay connected. Because it’s not the person, or the form, or the personality we’re connecting to. It’s the state or the frequency of the Master. The form is that point of reference for us, so we should be consistent with that. 

This was also interesting because this man already had a Master who he was speaking openly about. I didn’t get the impression he was shopping around, like wanting to see what was better. He had genuine questions. What was interesting for me is that Mohanji explained that actually, there’s no space between him and the other Master. All that exists is this man’s connection to his Master, and all that his Guru would speak, Mohanji would also speak. So what he was speaking to him essentially would have been the words his Master, his own Guru, would have spoken. Not that Mohanji would say anything different. 

This was interesting for me because as I understood and as the conversation went on, the Guru is more a principle, the guru tattva, which works through many bodies, and that principle is inside us. So when we become closer and closer to that principle, we begin to merge with it. I have to say that this is from my notes and understanding of the conversation, just to be clear with that. Mohanji shared that it’s actually the mind that begins to create the distance, to create the duality between that principle inside us and actually the external Guru or the Master. So that’s the illusion we live. 

They explained that when we connect with the Guru, either inside or outside, with reverence and gratitude, and we nurture that principle, it’s actually the principle that’s been nurtured inside us, which brings us closer in connection. But also in the opposite direction, when doubts, criticisms, judgments, and prejudices start being formed in our minds, we start to create a distance; we’re weakening that connection. So our job on the path is always removing the doubts, not entertaining them, whatever happens. Because once we’ve experienced a connection, tested it and decided that this is where I’m going, the benefit comes from sticking to that, and it can take us all the way. Also, when we give dakshina or an offering sincerely from our heart, it goes everywhere; the guru principle inside us, as well as what we see externally. That’s good for our growth. This is symbolic as well, something as simple as just giving a flower as a recognition. 

So I really liked that conversation, and I also admired how Mohanji guided him to connect with his own Guru. Because this clearly wasn’t somebody who was jumping around from one to another, but he had sincere questions. Mohanji answered them, which I’m sure he’ll be benefited from. But also, he reinforced maintaining that single point of connection. So he didn’t give anything of himself. He simply just delivered and guided this person back to his own Guru, his Master, which was great to witness. 

I hope you have a good day ahead. We will speak soon.

Day 120 Lesson – Handling poison 

Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing very well. 

Yesterday was a big day here at the house in Bangalore. We prepared for the Maha Shivaratri celebrations, and Mohanji’s satsang, which was fantastic. The Homa, which started at 7 pm yesterday and went through probably till after 7 am this morning – continuously through the night, chanting, the fire ceremony was really special. The morning started with the abhishekam for all the Shiva idols we have here. It is ritualistic bathing where we wash them with water, and then preparations start for both events. Although most people have stayed up continuously through the night chanting, everybody still has an energy about them. It has really been a good morning so far after this event. 

Yesterday for me was a really great satsang. I don’t know how many people would have seen it. Mohanji spoke about Shiva as a state in a way that I hadn’t heard before. He told a story about the churning of the ocean of milk with the positive beings on one side and the negative beings on the other. And they were churning this ocean of milk to release the Amrit, the celestial nectar. If you drink that nectar, you become eternity. In that churning, all the poisons came out first, which had the power to burn all the worlds. So rather than let that be in the hands of the demons, who could then destroy everything, Shiva took that himself. He didn’t swallow it; he didn’t spit it out. But he kept it in his neck. 

Mohanji explained it much better than I’ll now, that it is the churning of our minds all the time; we’re swinging between positive and negative emotions. What generally comes out first is always that venom, maybe anger, jealousy, hatred, etc. That has the power to burn our world because of its impact. And the same, if we swallow that and suppress it, it also has equal damage. So by holding it in that state of awareness, we can move through it. That’s the message I took from that. But I’d recommend that you watch the satsang; it’s there on YouTube. 

In that same satsang, he shared that Shiva is stillness, liberation, and liberation from our identifications. Firstly, with the body, we are this body. Secondly, we’re this personality, identity. Then thirdly, he spoke about our relations. Generally, we identify ourselves in relation to somebody else; I’m the father of somebody, I’m the brother, I’m the mother, I’m the husband, I’m the wife of this person. When we begin to realize that we’re actually not these, that’s when freedom begins. That’s walking the path of Shiva to a state of stillness and liberation. I learned some great things from that; I hadn’t heard Mohanji speak about Shiva before in that way. 

Then after the satsang, we started the Homa. This was really nice because the purpose of the Homa was for all those positively connected to Mohanji and their families to be completely protected from any kind of negativities and enhance awareness of the highest possibility in our lifetime. So primarily, protection and enhancement and that highest possibility of awareness. Anger, jealousy, and competition are all weaknesses, and the highest possibility is compassion, kindness, and love.

The format we had, which was really nice actually, was that all the people who had applied and joined this program for the Homa, we had a coconut for each name. People were making the sankalpa for that person and offering on their behalf in the fire to be received well. I think we had over 180, and it took some time for the coconuts to burn in the fire. So it was all through the night. But it was still a great event in itself. Many people joined on zoom as well and stayed right through to the end. It was great to do that with the group, with the family. 

I noted from that satsang, too, that Mohanji shared how he’s enhancing and empowering the lives of people, even individually, so that they can live a full and effective life. He reminded us that we come into this life, we’re born, and we will leave and die at some point in time. In between, we have something called life. But rarely is anyone recognized in the world; 7.5 billion people, and we only really know a few of them. Mohanji’s aim is that through empowerment, everybody contributing to the world will have a face; they’ll have recognition by adding value to society. 

The lesson I took away is the importance of sharpening willpower, the iccha shakti, the will to do something to the point where you’ve decided every breath you take adds value to society. He said that if that type of decision is made, it’s bound to happen; it has to happen, and the whole of nature will support it. That was the message which I took away. Now, as I’ve been up all night, I’ve written down, and I’ll probably spend today taking some time to think about that and the other points I took from the satsang. 

I hope you have a great day and will speak to you soon.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 17th April 2022

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Overwhelming love

Hanumatananda, Macedonia 

I would like to share an experience that happened on October 3rd 2019. We were a small group of friends being blessed to be with Mohanji and spend some time with him. That day, we were awaiting a friend to come to the house where we stayed, and she was not aware Mohanji was in the house. It was a surprise plot. She is deeply devoted to Mohanji, and it was her wish to meet him physically. She was not at all aware that he was in her country at all, and it was his first time coming there, so she didn’t even suspect anything.

 When she came, we all greeted her, and she sat with us in the living room, totally unaware of what and who will come next. Then Mohanji entered the room, and she fell at his feet completely in disbelief. She was so shocked that she could not speak or say a word. For her, it was a dream.

 For me, it was a trigger! This triggered so much love in my chest that I started crying uncontrollably. I have never cried like that ever. It was unexplainably liberating. What I felt was an overpowering feeling of gratitude and blessing that I had met Mohanji in this lifetime. I feel this on a daily basis, but I tend to forget easily. So, this was more than a feeling; it was as if in that split second, when she saw Mohanji and fell at his feet, my soul recognized the blessing that Mohanji is in my life. Just like that, I started crying and crying and could not stop.

 My friends started comforting me, but I still could not stop. Then Mohanji asked me what was happening – and I answered, “I love you so much, Father.” To that, he replied, “We need to spend more time together.” I know Father, I yearn for this. 

 Mohanji then asked some of my friends to bring me ice cream. It’s a thing he does with some people. When there is deep churning, he helps or integrates the process with the ice cream. So, they brought me some ice cream, and I continued crying and eating. I even got one more round of ice cream – which only meant that it was a deep, deep process at hand.

 Later, I sat down next to his feet, and he confirmed that he wiped out many lifetimes in that split second. It only took him one tiny split second to wipe out lifetimes which took me years and years to accumulate.

 An hour later, when I picked up my phone to check for messages, there it was – a Whatsapp message from Mohanji. He clicked a photo of me with his phone while I was crying. And he sent me the photo which he titled ‘Overwhelming Love…’

 Yes, that’s what it was – overwhelming and overpowering love. I briefly replied to his message:

“Thank you, Father, what to say. This overflowing love is your divine expression through this child of yours. This is you. It should overflow and touch other lives through kindness and love only. Always. Against all odds.

 This photo will stay as a reminder to serve you and be an instrument of this same overwhelming love or yours. Nothing else matters. Just this love. At your feet always.”

 This photo still stays as a reminder to never forget how huge of a blessing he is in my life, and to never take him or his time for granted, ever. Each day, I beg and pray to Mohanji to bless me with eternal burning bhakti.

 Love Always!

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 14th April 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 117 & 118

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 117 Lesson – Challenges of awakening

Good morning, everybody. I hope that you’re doing very well.

Some time ago, a man came to visit Mohanji. He was a Kriya devotee and he had some questions. He had clearly reached a point where he was stuck. So, he had spent some time with Mohanji, and the conversation turned out to be really great, because Mohanji shared a lot of wisdom, which will eventually be turned into a blog.   

One of the areas on which they were speaking about was the challenges on the path as you start walking, doing something different from your usual life. I think probably all of us reading this have faced this in some form or another, that when we begin to walk on the path of spirituality or connect to ourselves, life begins to shift. Sometimes, this is not always nice or comfortable, and the experience can be difficult. Especially when we think about this path, the path of Shiva, which is definitely not the feel-good path. It’s the path of annihilation. All habits, comfort zones, everything is stripped away, leaving the pure essence. That’s the idea. 

That conversation was good for me, because I remembered going through really difficult times some years back, when all the world around me seemed to be falling apart. Nothing that I had interest in before really mattered anymore. There was just this void, which I just seemed to be floating in. I met Mohanji soon after this time, and he spoke very few words to me at that event in London. But one of the sentences was, “The next few months are going to be really tough, but don’t worry, you’ll be okay.” And they were; I had all sorts of difficulties with physical issues, mental issues. I felt completely torn between an old life and something which was completely unknown.

This man was also explaining a similar thing, that shifts had started happening in his life. I think it’s a good lesson on a path like this, to recognize that these things will happen. And Mohanji gave some great clarity to him, which I’d like to share now with you all. He said that the struggle is usually because all the habits are getting broken. We’ve probably been living many lifetimes with the same patterns, same habits, same likes, same dislikes, the same things. And when they get broken, because we’re now looking to reach something more permanent, it shakes up all the other things in life, which we find abnormal. 

But actually, it’s not. It’s normal. Because the way we’ve conditioned ourselves is that we’ve started to think that being abnormal is our normal pattern. So, the same life, the society’s demands – you have an education, you get married, you have a job, you have a house, have children – the same pattern which society asks for. But actually, that’s not us, is what he was saying. So, if we can attain liberation, which is freedom from all this, that’s more important than the pattern. 

He was sharing, in a clear way, that when we’re exercising our patterns, society is very happy, because it’s the same thing that society wants. And we’re happy as well, because society is not against us. So, everybody is happy; the pattern of society is happy, and we’re happy because we’re following it as well. But when we start to fall out of that pattern, it becomes a problem, because then people are treated as eccentrics, they’re treated as abnormal, good-for-nothing. 

Mohanji was sharing that our true state is the awakened state and always being awakened. This is not easy to get because of all the habits which are external. Mohanji was sharing this with him as well, that gradually, little by little, we start to bring in a freedom from the senses and the mind. So that we can understand that there’s nothing really outside of us anymore, which is really capturing or conquering us. No possessions, no materials, no relations. If they’re there, it’s great. But if they are also coming and going, then no problem too. He also shared that this is difficult because those habits have been really strengthened inside over the years. So, it does take time. 

That whole conversation, and remembering it now, is a real lesson and also something for me to be thankful for, because I think only someone who has actually crossed over and gone through that, can stand on the other side and know what people are going through, and can really be someone to hold the hand and give good directions, which is exactly what Mohanji is doing for many people. 

Thank you. Have a great day ahead.

Day 118 Lesson – The kindness movement

Good morning, everybody. I hope that you’re doing really well.

Yesterday evening, we had a meeting with the board members of the World Consciousness Alliance, wherein Mohanji spent time clarifying the vision of the alliance and also answering any questions about the next steps. For me, these types of meetings are always a great reminder to listen to Mohanji because it gives the real scale of Mohanji’s vision, especially for the World Conscious Alliance as a platform. At its core, the aim is to raise the awareness of the entire generation across the world from the current patterns we have of greed, competition, anger, hatred, and jealousy, where success is based on wealth. From most businesses that exploit the earth to a mindset where kindness and goodness become a measure of the person’s wealth, your acts speak for you, acts of goodness, acts of kindness; and to when people start to take responsibility, rather than talk about their rights. So that’s the high level. Artists, entertainers, musicians, filmmakers, and all the other major influencers will be the torchbearers for that vision and that message because they have the audience and the reach.

As I listened, it was a good reminder for me of a number of lessons which I’ve shared before in the past and picked up from Mohanji. One of the main ones that I took was that if we want to bring a change in the world, we have to act, we have to take steps. Especially now, when the majority of society is more concerned about their own comforts; if they’ve got everything which they need, then they’re happy. Rarely are people sharing, or giving their time, or being selfless. Very few will wake up in the morning and think, “What more can I do.” 

In the meeting, Mohanji shared a quote (I think it’s from Albert Einstein) that the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. This was a reminder of some lessons I picked up before from Mohanji because one thing I learned the hard way is that Mohanji really doesn’t accept any passivity in life, to any situation, no matter how small. If there’s something that has to be done, it should be done.

This is a mindset that I’m cultivating as well. When I see something that needs to be looked at, I address it then and there. For him, passivity and watching from the sidelines doesn’t really have any place. He also shared with me before that it’s just as bad to stand by and watch on while something adharmic or bad is being committed as it is to actually commit the act yourself. You face the same fate. This is always interesting for me to remember. 

Now with the team, given that clarity, the aim is to bring forward a new society, a different society with a different mindset, where it’s based much more on respect for all the beings, all the creatures, the entire environment we are a part of. And where kindness and goodness become something that is natural and spontaneous. And it’s also recognized and appreciated. So that people begin to live their life taking their responsibilities. 

It’s happening as well, through some of Mohanji’s teachings. There was a really lovely moment and story as well. During the EBC kids’ presentation, one of the small girls had her birthday. She was there with all the other children too. When I was younger, I would be looking forward to my birthday and all the presents I was going to get, all the gifts that were going to be coming my way. But what this small girl actually did is that she decided herself, after listening to something that Mohanji had said, to go to an animal shelter and feed some of the sick and abandoned animals on her birthday instead. So, she shared this. And then, a few months later, nine of the other children there had also decided that, rather than having presents and things like this, they would have some money donated, and have their parents take them to the animal shelter to feed the abandoned and sick animals.

This is the shift in mindset, which is really inspiring. Maybe it’s on a small scale, but you can see that when that act of kindness was rewarded and encouraged, other people started to pick it up. So that’s on a small level. But at a grander level, with all the artists, entertainers and musicians, this is the message that we want to start sharing and spreading. And we can all do that too in our own ways.

Hope you have a great day ahead.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 10th April 2022

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Family reunion

Katerina Vati, Greece

Another amazing experience took place today, on Mohanji’s birthday, the 23rd of February 2022. We received the gift of seeing a beloved family member after many months of fear and pain.

Due to covid and fear-driven decisions, we have not been allowed to visit my husband’s grandma, who lives a door away from us. The last time we saw her through a small window, she was walking with a stick. Now she is bedridden. For two painful years of isolation, our hearts have been in pain. 

Today, my mother-in-law called and said to go in the morning to visit grandma as her health was deteriorating very fast. We would have to wear masks and do a test before going. My husband could not accept this; he said, “This is fear talking”, so he called his grandmother directly. He spoke to her, and she sounded ok. He called his mom as well and had a good conversation. So they agreed we would visit her the following day as we had to drive to a different city to do errands all day, and we had left the kids with their grandma. 

We were back at 5 pm, and my husband rushed to work; he had a deadline and was very pressured. At 7 pm, I looked at my watch and thought: maybe we can still see grandma today. I immediately called him and softly asked, “Could you finish for the day, leave work, let’s go see your mom together? She was worried a lot; let’s be there for her, yes?” We also had to pick up our kids as she was babysitting for us. The initial plan was that I would go alone to get the kids, but when I suggested going together, he immediately agreed. 

By 7:30 pm, we arrived. With puffed eyes and sadness enveloping her, his mother hugged me tightly. I told her to be strong. A minute later, she literally jumped up and said, “Do you want to see grandma?”

This was very spontaneous, as it was late for a visit. We just don’t do that. My “Yes” was so loud that my daughter started crying, begging me not to go, not to leave her. What drama. I reassured her that it would take me 5 mins. She hugged me tightly; she wasn’t letting me go. My husband then said, “No, I won’t go to see grandma. The time is wrong. Kids are tired. We need to go home. It is too sudden, no.”

I then stood up and said, “I am going to see her alone. I need to see her. Grandma has been isolated for two full years. Since I am asked to go, I will take the invitation” – and off I went with my mother-in-law. On the way, my mother-in-law was crying, worried that it would be the last day for grandma; she said, “I will never forgive myself if my son doesn’t see his grandmother as it was me who was keeping her in isolation in fear of covid illness and death. The guilt and regret are unbearable.”

I secretly wished that I was helping her by going, and maybe my husband would follow us. 

Oh, the moment I saw grandma, my heart turned into a butterfly. She was fragile, but her eyes sparkled. She forgot who I was every minute. But I was so happy repeating my name and looking deep into her eyes. After 5 mins, she got it. I am the wife of her grandson. “But where is he?” she asked. She cried out loud his name… where is he? So I ran next door, knocking on that small window and called loudly, “Come, she is fine; she wants to see you!” And I ran back inside. Two minutes later, the doorbell rang. My heart was pounding! It was him, and he walked through confidently, with love in his eyes.

And the reunion happened; he took off his mask, they held hands, they hugged, they hugged more and more. And she wept, and he was melting with love, unable to believe that he was really seeing his grandmother, locking eyes, words of love and joy kept pouring from both of them. She made jokes; she used to make jokes always. 

I ran again to that small window, now calling my father-in-law and our two young kids. This was a party!! We laughed and sang songs, and not once did grandma ask who her grandson was; there was not a hint of confusion. Yet she was still asking him who I was in a whisper. They laughed, we laughed, and we felt so blessed. My mother-in-law said when we walked back that she felt so light, like flying off the ground!!

This reunion, I know, is the work of Mohanji. I know it deep in my heart. I saw it unfolding. He gave me more gifts than I would ever ask for on his birthday. He also cleared my mind about another issue and guided me to do seva and give a gift donation to my mother, who is in need of a doctor.

Mohanji says: “Give with no expectations. Love is not a transaction.” This is the Master that Mohanji is, a Father and a Mother that gives out of true love and purity while teaching us how to walk the path of Freedom.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 7th April 2022

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Connection and love beyond physical boundaries.

Sonia Mayur, Muscat 

Today, 21.02.2022, while we got together to chant for Mohanji’s Birthday celebration, I had an experience that I wanted to write about and share with everyone. 

We started the usual process of chanting Mohanji’s Gayatri Mantra that I have been doing with the rest of the Mohanji family since January 23, 2022. 

I am always in sync with the Mohanji Acharya, who leads us all through the session, but today I felt I was rushing, and I was chanting the mantra on my own while Nirupama ji was chanting at a different pace. I tried a lot to catch up with her and slow down my pace, but I just couldn’t. So I surrendered to my beloved Mohanji and continued at the pace I was going on. 

Even before we started chanting, I was inside a beautiful cave with Mohanji, who was sitting on a golden chair that was emitting a strong and bright light. I had lit an oil lamp on the right side close to where Mohanji’s chair was. The energy kept flowing, and I could feel I was merging with him, and my pace of the mantra went a bit faster. In no time, I finished the 108 times chanting, and I wore the Rudraksha Mala (blessed by Mohanji in Kailash) that I was doing the chant with and sat waiting for the others in the online group to finish.

While I sat with my eyes closed, I saw myself getting closer to Mohanji’s feet and just through gestures, I showed my inclination to do Guru Paada Puja, to which Mohanji smiled, and I continued. 

There was so much love pouring from Mohanji’s energy that I continued doing the Paada Puja while the chanting was still going on. Once I finished, I just sat close to Mohanji on his left side and kept looking at him while he smiled at me. 

Photos from Mohanji’s Muscat house

I felt I was home  

I became that small child who is in awe of her father and wants to keep looking at him while her father just smiles and showers more and more unconditional love on her. All this was happening while the mantra continued, and I was in a state of complete bliss. 

What a blessing I received from my Mohanji today ….

Once the chanting session finished, I couldn’t speak about my experience to anyone as the feeling and energy were so strong that I just kept sitting with my hands folded and prostrating at Mohanji’s lotus feet. 

Once I regained my senses, memories from my 1st Guru Paada Puja that happened here in Muscat on 23.02.2014 came flashing back to me.

I couldn’t believe myself with the energy that was flowing within me; I didn’t want to analyze anything; I was just soaking in the unconditional love of my Guru, my Mohanji. I picked up my phone to google about Paada Puja, and the 1st article that came up was Guru Paada Puja – Mohanji Satsang UK 2018. 

I couldn’t stop reading the article where Mohanji explained the significance of Guru Paada Puja. He mentions there, “Don’t do any rituals just for the sake of doing it.” I understood the true meaning of it today. One should do it with full awareness, devotion and surrender.

When I did Paada Puja in 2014, I clearly didn’t understand the true significance; I did because of my love for Mohanji. Today while I wasn’t even in the same physical proximity, I totally understood the significance that Mohanji explained in that satsang. 

Today, I received my biggest blessings in the form of performing Guru Paada Puja for my Mohanji two days before his birthday. What else can I ask for? What gift I can give him on his birthday when he lovingly knows how to spread unconditional love and grace upon his people. 

I bow down in humility and gratitude at my Guru’s Feet and pray to him to always be with me so I can walk this path of liberation gracefully. 

Mohanji’s Birthday Celebration 23.02.2014

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 4th April 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 115 & 116

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 115 Lesson – “I’m not here for conversation; I’m here for your elevation” 

Good morning, everybody. I hope you’re doing well. 

Mohanji arrived back safely yesterday after his flight from Turkey. We went to the airport to welcome him. After the greeting, we were in the car, and straightaway, I was experiencing the intense form of Mohanji. He wanted to know what we were doing to set things right, to set them in place, and get moving, as he says. So there was no time for any formalities or pleasantries. 

 I’ve shared before that my connection with Mohanji is very straightforward. It’s primarily based on the activities of the office and moving these forward in the world. I know others have very different connections. 

I have also shared that Mohanji’s intensity and style can change from day to day. Whilst he is very consistent in his messaging and vision, he can display this very differently. I’ve learned, it’s best to avoid having any expectations; otherwise, it can be very confusing why he has suddenly changed. He breaks expectations consistently. 

Yesterday, the focus was on the World Consciousness Alliance (WCA) because he’d shared the vision for this very clearly with the participants there during the Turkey retreat. He reminded us that this powerful platform wouldn’t just be a place for entertainment to bring people like musicians, actors, etc. This platform had the vision to change the world and usher in a new philosophical and political system. The measure of contribution to society wouldn’t be on wealth gained; instead, it will be based on each person’s acts of goodness and kindness in their lifetime. There’ll be a charter for this. WCA is a vehicle to bring that vision to the world, and it will comprise artists, entertainers, musicians, filmmakers who will be the torch bearers of that message. WCA has the vision to bring a complete shift in the consciousness of Earth in the mindset of people. In that sense, the platform has real power behind it. 

For me, it’s a reminder that what Mohanji is delivering to the world isn’t ordinary. He has said this before; he’s not interested in making small things, a small mark on Earth. If he’s going to do something, he wants it to be the biggest possible because his ultimate goal is to shift the frequency of the Earth so that a better time can come. So all the platforms can become game-changers globally, and the people associated with them will undoubtedly get great fulfilment. 

Yesterday was a stark reminder of my reasons for giving time for this work, which partly is for my elevation. Because while I was waiting to speak to Mohanji about something, he turned to me and said, “I’m not here to have conversations with you; I’m here for your elevation, to take you to the highest.” Sometimes all it takes is a sentence from Mohanji to realign you completely; re-orient you, and shift you. This was one of those moments I instantly knew what he meant, and it gave me a clear inner sense of the next steps. I’m always amazed how just one sentence, one phrase, can completely put you on track. 

A year has almost passed since living with Mohanji, and I can recognize a distinct difference in our interactions. I recollected a Satsang wherein Mohanji shared about the guru-disciple relationship. He said that inside of us, we have a guru principle; it’s part of us, beyond the personality. It exists, and it directs us. At some point in time, we meet an external guru through practice, desire, penance, or our progress. And that’s the person or the form we can connect to, which helps us climb further in elevation. Then when we connect to that form or person, it becomes the mirror, the reflection of that guru principle inside us. 

Once I thanked Mohanji for all he had done for me, he quickly turned to me and said: “I didn’t do anything. I just showed you where to go. You are the one who has actually walked.” So, those two things come back to my memory from that one sentence he shared with me. I realized that this difference in interaction would be because something had changed in me. What that is, I would need to sit and think back. 

 I think it’s an ongoing lesson (especially being in close proximity with Mohanji) to remind us that he’s here as that guide, pointing us to which way to walk so that we take steps to our elevation. All these platforms are opportunities and set clear structures for us all to do that. 

I hope you have a great day ahead and we will speak soon.

Day 116 Lesson – Complacency & Stagnation

Good morning everybody. I hope that you’re doing well. 

This morning, during the catch up with Mohanji, we were speaking about a question from the retreat in Turkey, where someone had asked what the biggest cause of failures in life is. Mohanji shared that complacency and stagnation cause the majority of the failures that people experience in life. 

We spoke about one document circulating on WhatsApp, indicating the 50 companies that failed to innovate. These were all companies that had lost a chance, lost the opportunity, or even become bankrupt because they were stuck and stagnating. They weren’t moving with current happenings in the world; an example of one of these was Blockbuster – the video store that missed the chance to buy Netflix at a point in time when Netflix was set up (it’s early days). Blockbuster’s growth declined while Netflix flourished and is dominating now.

He shared this as the lesson that complacency and stagnation can cause these failures in life. Generally, people can reach a point in life where they feel content. They’ve achieved a certain amount in life and reached a place, so now it’s time to enjoy. But Mohanji shared that it’s often short-lived because situations, circumstances, and the world changes. He shared we need to be ever watchful, especially if we have a leadership position, as it comes with the forward-looking responsibility. We can be looking out for the movements and trends in the world. We need to be alert and aware, always looking toward what we can do next. This will help us to respond promptly, and we can avoid becoming stagnant. So you have to keep looking out for what else to do and where the world is going. 

 I’ve experienced this in my previous career. This happened at a few points in my career; when I reached a position and thought that was it, I am settled now. My self-esteem took quite a hit at that time because trends moved on; it was a race to catch up again. 

This morning’s lesson is that complacency and stagnation can bring about failure, and not to feel too settled has given that reminder to keep looking for ways to innovate and do something more. 

I hope you have a great day ahead.

Have a great day ahead.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 2nd April 2022

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The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Mohanji, Mohanji Foundation, it’s members, employees or any other individual or entity associated with Mohanji or Mohanji Foundation. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

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