HOW TO SURVIVE MANIPULATIONS OF DARK FORCES AND STAY WITH YOUR GURU?

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By Milan Bojic, Editor-in-chief of awakeningtimes.com and novasvest.com

Some nine years ago I started my intensive spiritual journey. As with most people, the initial trigger to start working on myself was the unbearable inner pressure, unstable emotional and physical states, decadent lifestyle, addictions, meaninglessness, fears, financial troubles, etc. It is from the mud and suffering that we reach for salvation; seems like this rule can be applied to most people.

I’m by nature passionate and a bit fanatical – when I discover something that’s meaningful to me, I’m able not to eat nor sleep until I penetrate into the very core of it. Such was also my approach in working on myself. I learned techniques from the field of applied psychology, energy work, various meditations, healing methods, regressions, etc; and I would pursue everything relentlessly. I used to practice what I learned on a daily basis, consistent and committed and when I would get the most out of a particular technique, I’d be automatically taken to a new Master and new knowledge.

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Spiritual school is very simple. When you finish one grade, a new Master and a new material comes your way; there’s no need for you to ponder over and search for it.

It took me about five years of intensive work to become eligible to attain the presence of an enlightened Master. During those five years, I went through spiritual experiences that completely shattered my concept of reality. I had communications with the souls of the deceased, as well as with the entities of light and darkness, I became aware of the darkness and light and their eternal struggle, I discovered the ability to communicate with invisible beings and beings from other planets, I even started channeling certain information from the Andromeda galaxy, I had several out-of-body experiences (after one such experience I suddenly cut meat out of my diet), I started practicing healing and traveling to holy places, in short- I was a fierce spiritual seeker, and I thought I knew it all.

When I finally reached Mohanji’s holy feet, the illusion of my spiritual status and knowledge was mercilessly destroyed by one and only feeling –the one of unconditional love. Never before had I felt such huge radiation of unconditional love coming from one being, and I was completely disarmed. Everything else is insignificant before the rays of Divine Love.

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It was recognition at a single glance, and my soul was celebrating that all that hard work was finally rewarded with an opportunity to finally start truly working on myself.

I thought that things would be much easier now, and that the worst is behind me. I believed that my Master could be surrounded only by wonderful and advanced souls. I have to admit that I was spellbound and naïve. Little did I know that the real struggle is yet to begin and that all I’d experienced so far was only a kindergarten compared to what was lying ahead of me. In the universe of duality, the law of action and reaction are always at play. However strong our effort and desire for liberation are, there is just as powerful opposite strive in the forces whose goal is to keep us enslaved. If you think the presence of an enlightened Master will save you from it, you’re sadly mistaken. The only salvation can come from God’s grace, but it has to be earned through many tests and break downs, though even reaching the enlightened master itself is a huge expression of God’s mercy.

It has been almost five years now since I first met Mohanji. During this period, I have experienced tremendous transformation. In brief, there’s no longer an identification with the person called Milan.

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However, the reason behind this text is not the description of personal experiences with Mohanji, but something completely different.

As a witness, I was destined to go through several big break downs within the circle of beloved Mohanji’s followers and disciples, and to carry the weight of several projects that were bound to fall on my shoulders. I was a witness to betrayals, rumors, negative campaigns, spreading of lies, and frauds of all kinds in which, more often than not, participated some of Mohanji’s biggest followers and closest disciples. It’s somewhat logical – for it is only our nearest and dearest that can truly hurt us.

“Shaking the tree” is a phenomenon that Mohanji talked about a lot, and it refers to the falling out of disciples and followers who are then leaving their Master. Sometimes it is the Guru himself who “shakes the tree”, and most often this phenomenon takes place as a product of negative forces that are always present in spiritual life. As someone who has “survived” several of these “shakings”, and also propelled by the latest spread of misinformation within the certain circles of Mohanji’s students, I would like to draw your attention with this text to the lurking dangers for every true spiritual seeker, as to the subtle mechanisms that negative forces use in order to seduce the seekers and separate them from the enlightened Masters.

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While seeking for Master, keep both eyes open; once you find him- close one!

I was fortunate to hear this phrase at the very beginning of my spiritual journey. It later saved me from many troubles, because I learned not to judge my Master’s character. This is the biggest trap for all disciples and followers – an ideal image of a perfect Master that’s so dear and tender, so kind and loving. So how can it be that this same Master sits on the toilet seat and has a good dump? Oh, but it can’t be that Shiva is into perfumes and technological gadgets! What kind of a Master is that?

Could it be that the righteous Master shouts at someone who’s innocent, while he spares some sleazebag with his sweet voice? What kind of justice is that? And is it even possible that an enlightened Master says something which later turns out to be incorrect, and that we had to do things differently? And watch out for this – does he sometimes have a beer or a whiskey?

Oh… If you only knew! Character and personality, as well as the physical body of a Master, are only a tool in the eyes of the enlightened consciousness. They serve as a vehicle that fulfills its purpose, with all its virtues and flaws. The fact that someone is enlightened does not necessarily mean that he or she will always be nice and kind. A lot of enlightened people even choose to carry out their mission in a totally weird manner, such as by hitting their disciples with a stick, by yelling at them, etc. Can’t you see the meaning behind it all? They only want to break the chains that bind you!

If you engage yourself too much in thoughts about the personal characteristics of the Master, his physical health, perfumes he’s using, phone he’s carrying, etc., you are risking to be easily affected by some unexpected changes in his lifestyle.

I had the opportunity to meet several enlightened Masters, and each one of them had a completely different character. They are mostly nonsensical people that act on a whim, though there are “normal” characters as well. Jan Esmann, the Master that belongs to Shaktipat tradition, was making a fool out of me for the whole two months, only to ensure that I’m serious enough in my intentions to organize his visit to Serbia. Later he admitted it to me and apologized, adding that some people from America have tried many times to bring him to the USA, but that they would always fail the test when he acts out the “unpleasant cynic”.

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Concepts of money and sex

Does an enlightened Master need sex? If that is the genuine spirituality, how could he be charging for his programs? True spirituality is for free!

Hahahaha! Can’t you see, you naïve man, that with each breath you take in this life you are actually paying off your debt? Can’t you see that every thought and feeling of yours has its price and that karma is the only currency that rules mankind? Money is just another form, in the infinite ocean of forms, which flows past us. Why are you obsessed with it? Who conditioned you to look at everything through money? Money is energy. Money is not dirty.

Do you know where the money the Master gets goes to? Do you know how many hungry people received food, how many needy people got clothes, and how many true, but poor seekers got free participation in programs and pilgrimages from the money that you gave for the retreat? No, you don’t know, because you can’t see the forest for the trees.

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You heard that Mohanji had sex? It can’t be, what kind of a Master is he! Masters should be in celibacy, because they overcame the sexual urge. Hahahah! It’s the same old story – sex scandals. If you want to discredit someone, just start talking about sex. The eyes of the moral purists will shine with happiness! Sex is sex, there’s nothing more to say about it. Sex has its purpose, duration, time, space, etc. Sex is an innate primary instinct of every living being, the fundamental impulse of creation. God is having a constant sexual intercourse with himself. Oh, excuse me! I must be saying a blasphemy! But, can’t you see, even blasphemy is within God. Is there anything in this world that’s not within God? Even the devil himself is in God! Just don’t tell him that, cause he’ll get seriously pissed off.

So, to summarize, as far as I’m concerned my Master could even become a porn star, and it wouldn’t change absolutely anything if his consciousness were enlightened. Who knows, maybe there’s an enlightened soul even among the porn stars. Have you not read the Vedic stories on similar topics? Was it not the prostitute who shifted Vivekananda’s consciousness and brought him to the desired transformation? And what about Krishna? That great lover had over 16,000 wives according to some scriptures. But Krishna is somewhere in the past, so he’s easy to love and we won’t blame him for having an entire harem; however, this Master here is immoral. Now, you listen, false moralists – Sex is beautiful! Relax…

Gossips and rumors

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If you want to be the pig that’s wallowing in its own mire, just go ahead and engage in gossiping and spreading rumors. Yes, it’s so irresistible and appealing. Haven’t you heard what Mohanji’s father-in-law once said while Mohanji was going down the stairs? No way, you haven’t? Here, I’ll tell you…. No, I won’t! Though I do know what his father-in-law said. And I know more such juicy stories from Mohanji’s life that would make your ears burn if you heard them. Yes, a lot of those stories Master told me himself, and I heard many others along the way. And do you know what my reaction was? I would forget them five minutes later, as they were miserable compared to the merging into the ocean of Shiva/Shakti.

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I know a lot of Mohanji’s close disciples who use the gatherings only to spread rumors about his wife, family, this and that. Naturally, many would like to know about his sexual life, if he’s going to have more kids, and so on. That is human nature. Out of desire to be near and dear to him, many people imagine that discovering unknown details from his life will make them closer to him. Don’t make me laugh again! Our Master said even to his own wife that she should marry his consciousness, and not the guru! All the more, he left his own wedding and went to another city to hold a satsang, much to the entire family’s amazement! Can’t you see how insignificant those petty stories are in comparison to the enlightened soul’s mission? But that’s ok, the choice is yours. You can get closer to P.K. Mohan, or to his consciousness. You get what you choose.

Spiritual envy and jealousy

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“There’s no bigger envy than spiritual envy.” I was told this sentence at the very beginning of my spiritual journey by my Master at that time. Pretty soon I discovered what it is about.

Master is so intoxicating and hypnotic, that all the people want him for themselves. At first, the urge is so strong that we push our way through the organization, we want to stand out in everything, we are fighting over who’ll get the shaktipat, and who’ll get the energy transfer, who went to India, and who to Kailash. We get suspicious as soon as the Master takes a longer look at someone or favors somebody. The struggle for parents’ love is merciless; isn’t it so, my brothers and sisters?

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Everyone would like for themselves a piece of Mohanji, his hug, his kind word! I know, I was like that myself. And then I got sick of it all. I could no longer stand the turmoil that arises when dozens of spiritual ego-constructions are fighting over a bit of love. I decided to quit such behavior and to just meditate in Master’s consciousness. I wanted to be with him always, in his consciousness, unbound and free from his physical personality. And what do you know! The one who needs nothing, receives everything. An intimate relationship started developing between us, the form of trust that can’t be described. My house became his house, my family was his family, my child was his child. Always at the right moment, his call or message would arrive, or he would pay me a personal visit. And do you know why? Let me tell you a secret – Mohanji’s body is only a slave of Mohanji’s consciousness! Embrace the consciousness of Mohanji, and then his physical arms will come of themselves to caress you.

Visions and Mind Projections

We come to one of the most manipulative delicacies used by the dark forces. Believe me, I paid for schools and schools until I didn’t learn this lesson. For years I was obsessed with astral experiences, channeling, communicating with various beings, with my higher self, archangels etc. I went through unbelievable experiences and met many psychics. But, how do you know which vision is real, and which is just a mind projection?

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When I asked Mohanji about it, his answer was crystal clear: “When a higher being really comes to us, after that encounter we are not the same. Otherwise, it was just a projection.”

Oh, what an unpleasant information for my ego then. When I thought about it and applied this rule to my visions and experiences, I realized that only about 30% of my experiences were really authentic, because after those I experienced huge changes, while 70% belonged to projections of my ego personality.

Later on, as the seekers subtlety raises, visions can be very powerful and remarkable, but at the same time they can represent manipulation of the dark forces. A person who relies only on their vision can be manipulated very easily. I had decided to discard all visions and dive into their source – pure light. Only then did I feel crystal clarity of existence. When man is in unity with all existence, when his identifications disappear and he dives into the ocean, then existence communicates with your soul in different ways, not only through visions.

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Maybe the best example is the story about great Ramakrishna who had visions of goddess Kali during which he would fall into hours of ecstasy. Cutting the story short, Ramakrishna couldn’t achieve enlightenment until he didn’t slay goddess Kali with a sword in front of his mental screen.

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It also happens that a person achieves certain spiritual heights. Maybe thanks to your disciplined practice you have awakened healing abilities and now you are a great and famous healer. Maybe you have acquired the power to see previous lives of other people and now you take them into regression. Maybe you received the gift of Shaktipat from your Master, maybe you’re in charge of meditations, you deliver energy transfers, you lead whole teams in the organization etc. You think you’re important and many things depend on you? Hahahahahaha!

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You have forgotten the basic spiritual lessons – humility and surrender. Everything is given to you because you have deserved it with your karma, and everything can be taken away from you if you gamble your chance. Don’t think you’re untouchable to the dark forces, on the contrary – you have become a high-demand commodity in their eyes. The higher you are in the organization, the more interesting you are to them, the closer you are to the Master, the more the dark forces will try to separate you from him. That makes sense too, right? No matter all the protection you enjoy as a sincere devotee and no matter your untouchability by the dark forces because all of Guru Mandala is taking care – don’t think you can relax.

Even a mindless step or conceit, even the tiniest weakness and impurity can become the reason for your fall. And the Master will let you fall if you choose to, he cannot take a decision instead of you.

Yet, there’s no reason to fear, all that’s asked from you is true surrender and commitment.

Always have in mind that darkness gets you where you’re weakest – they will set you up with thoughts that mud the Masters image and subtly separate you from him, they will feed your spiritual ego and make you think what a great healer or savior you are, who even needs to save his own Master. What a majestic illusion – a trapped soul saving an already liberated soul!

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They will set you up with a vision where Babaji himself appears and says that Mohanji is seduced and in danger, and those who do not see are blind and stupid. Of course, only you know that and only you can save him! And yes, believe me, I heard this story about Babaji’s message a few day ago, and that’s the reason why I’m writing this text.
On the day of Orthodox Christmas, January 7th, during one written communication I received terrifying information regarding Mohanji, the organization, disciples etc. I was shocked with the level of craziness in all this, especially since this information was coming from a very important person.

Since I always want to come to the source and essence of everything, I wrote to my Master immediately. He laughed and dismissed all possible points and said that we need to put a foot down to this negativity.

“Until now, the positive had been passively encountering the negative. That must change”, these were Mohanji’s words. Soon after that a public message floated through all social media about the Master’s condition, stopping rumors about his heart-attack etc.

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I personally wrote directly to the person standing behind all this nonsense and poured everything into her face. Of course, the reaction was blazing and raging, I was insulted in the most horrible way. But you know what? I didn’t feel a bit of it. At the exact same moment I received the e-mail with insults, I received a e-mail from Mohanji too. In my inbox, one next to the other were two e-mails: one filled with insults, and the other filled with love. A part of Mohanji’s e-mail said:

Milan,

Sage Agasthya told Devi Amma of Bangalore: “Inform Mohanji that he is our son. Mohanji and all his people are our responsibility. We look after them. We protect them. Nobody and nothing can touch them.”

I felt these words were taking things to an end.

This text will sound rough to many, but that is the purpose. True spirituality is not for the weak, the naïve, the lazy and the soft, the pompous nobles and the fakes. You will get slayed in this game, the sooner you realize this the better you will be prepared for all the challenges awaiting you.

If you have the guts to get to the finish line – take a deep breath, close your eyes and disappear!

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Translation from Serbian: Maja Otovic and Barbara Dizdarevic.

The Kailash Within

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by Deloshni Govender

When I started following Mohanji in 2013, I never knew the Grace which was in store for me. Someone should have turned on the sign so that I could fasten my seatbelt! At the outset, it seemed like a run of the mill encounter with a Master whom I chose to follow. Ego allowed me the luxury of thinking that I did the choosing.

Since meeting and following Babaji (Mohanji), I had an intense urge to accompany him on his yatra (pilgrimage) to Kailash. Grace kept me unaware of the trip in 2014. When we had a Skype call with him in early 2015, I voiced my desire. He said nothing more than to find the Kailash within. My mind said that I will still go later in the year as there will probably be a yatra. The year saw devastating earthquakes and I realised then what the Master meant. He knew at the beginning of the year that the yatra will not happen. Being a new bhakta (follower), I was mildly impressed as I had never been exposed to any of his leelas (divine plays) at this stage.

When the yatra for 2016 was announced, my heart did a lurch. Here was my opportunity! I will go to Kailash! As the application deadline approached, I realised with a sinking heart that this yatra too may not happen for me. I was not prepared to go into debt to make this yatra a possibility. I must also add that I have a tendency to put my dreams last. Every possibility that presented itself was shot down as fast as it appeared. I finally resigned myself to not even applying as I knew that the costs will exceed my budget. But I knew in my heart that if Babaji said the words “Come to Kailash!”, I would do anything possible to go.

In May 2016, we were ecstatic to have Babaji with us in SA. At a private breakfast, the topic of Kailash was brought up. Babaji asked me if I am going to Kailash and I responded in the negative. He asked me if I had read the book “Kailash with Mohanji” and I replied that I had not. His response was a firm “You should”. With that he changed the topic. I was gutted. Baba didn’t say that I should come and even worse he asked me to read a book which would just increase my desire to be with him at Kailash. I always follow Baba’s instructions but this was one instruction my heart could not bear to follow.

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In July, Warren shared a post on the family group chat. I read it in tears but the dam really broke down when I saw that the excerpt was from the book “Kailash with Mohanji”. This created a strong need to buy the book online and begin reading. Just reading the introduction I understood why Babaji wanted me to read this book! It spoke of people who also travelled with Babaji to Kailash in spirit.

I began savouring the book page by page and realised, more and more, how Babaji carries his bhaktas with him in spirit to Kailash. The only problem was how I could become an eligible bhakta. How could I ensure that I was one of those destined to travel with Baba in spirit? How would this insignificant speck of dust ever dare to request such grace? My mind made sure that I knew that I may not be one of the eligible ones. I was, after all, not that special and I have done nothing special to warrant such grace.

I started having weird flu-like symptoms and intense bouts of fever, where I would have to just leave work and go home. I went to the doctor who said I had absolutely normal medical stats. Besides a mild post nasal drip, she could find nothing which would bring on fevers and utter fatigue. I slept for more than 13 hours at a time which is incredibly unusual for me. I messaged Swami Mohana Bhaktananda Bharati who comforted me and jovially said that he loves it when medical science is baffled. My journey to Kailash had unknowingly begun!

We began planning for Swami’s visit to Johannesburg and I was so unwell that I planned on attending the first day programme for an hour and then just going home to rest. During the introduction, Swami played a bhajan for us to dance to. My heart chakra heated up and this warmth expanded to my entire body. I immediately began feeling better and stayed the rest of the programme.

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Healing Meditation at Hare Krishna temple, Midrand

The second day began with a Havan for all Kailash yatris and I chose to attend. During the Havan, I saw Swami’s eyes change in expression many times as each deity was invoked. I was in utter bliss participating in the havan. We all had some of the fruit that was offered to Babaji. I had a little but could not eat more than a piece or two.

Lunch was served. For some inexplicable, petty reason, I became upset and refused to take a meal. I could not bear to be around people so I took a walk to my car and just sat there chanting Baba’s mantra for a while to calm this unshakeable irritation. Thus began my detachment from the world and my fast for Kailash. I would not have been able to travel with a heavy meal. I went back in and took my seat for the Satsang with Swami and I saw Swami give me an intense look from metres away in the dining room where he was eating. I was embarrassed as I felt that maybe he had picked up on my irritation.

I enjoyed the Satsang and the bhajans which followed. I went deep into each song and it felt like I was being carried somewhere far as each deity was invoked even without my  willing it. Swami started giving Shaktipat to everyone and I was semi aware as each one went up to him. I was lost in the bhajans. The bhajans were indeed creating a very charged atmosphere. We started singing “Om Namah Shivaya” and the chant spontaneously somehow changed to “Om Parabrahma, Om Parabrahma, Om Parabrahma, Jai Mohanji!” I started feeling Babaji’s presence very strongly but this is normal at most of our meditations and bhajans.

Finally Ajay beckoned for me to receive Shaktipat and I felt myself get up and walk to Swami. He tied a sacred thread on my hand which he had brought from Vaishnodevi temple and began giving me Shaktipat. I remember still singing “Om Parabrahma, Om Parabrahma, Om Parabrahma, Jai Mohanji!” and this went on in my head. I felt a Devi energy rise within me almost like I was going to go into a trance. I became scared and opened my eyes. I looked straight into Swami’s intense eyes and he asked me to just relax. I felt protected and taken care of so I closed my eyes again and I felt myself grow and become SO strong. I felt like my leg was rising for a giant step and that I was turning within the vastness of the Universe. It was such an incredible feeling. I was powerful, protected, loved and in bliss. I later found out from Ami that I had indeed raised my leg physically and that I had indeed done a physical turn in Swami’s arms.

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The Mohanji Family lost in bhajans to the divine

I sat down to enjoy the bhajans again and could not stop floating, it was like this intense energy kept rising within me. I staggered back to Swami and asked him to help. He put his hand on my heart chakra and I felt myself melt into nothingness and then come back into my body. I later found out that I did physically fall to the ground as well.

After this experience I felt light and in such intense bliss. Love just overflowed and this went on during Aarati and even after I went home. I could not take a proper meal until the next day. I could not sleep. I called Yugen the next day to enquire if they had reached Durban safely and he put the call on speaker so that I could speak to Swami. Swami indicated that my yearning was so great to do the parikrama (circumambulation) of Kailash that I had indeed walked around Kailash in that one turn.

Three days later during Kriya, I saw everything with crystal clear clarity. The inexplicable fevers and fatigue. Sleeping too much like my body was taking a huge strain. The reason I got upset and did not eat was in order to fast for what was coming. The turn in Swami’s arms and subsequent parikrama of Kailash. The moment when Swami touched my heart chakra and gave me shanti (peace) causing me to fall, was me indeed surrendering at the feet of Namashivaya. I became the petals at Babaji’s feet! Minutes after Kriya came the text from Swami saying that my experience should be shared. That Mohanji fulfilled my desire out of his mercy and grace. That Mohanji IS Kailash and that Mansarovar is His grace.

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How do I know this to be true and not a figment of my always overactive imagination? Babaji says that it is how the experience changes you that allows you to know that it was real. I feel lighter and in perpetual bliss. I had three days of intense release. I would just cry continuously when I think of my love for Babaji and Swamiji. I had various emotions surface with intensity and then get released like I was burning Karma at a rapid rate. But most important, was the love that continuously flowed within me and outside of me. I just had explosions of love each time I thought of my Mohanji family. I was beaming huge smiles at strangers. I was in permanent gratitude for this existence. I felt like it was Diwali inside of me with fireworks and celebrations happening on an internal level.

Why do I write this? I want every single bhakta to know that no matter how insignificant YOU think you are, you are the world to Mohanji. I want you to know that if Mohanji can take this worthless piece of dust, make it shine and take it on a yatra of Kailash, he will do the same and more for you. I want you to know that Mohanji knows your heart’s desires before you are even consciously aware of them and that he makes it his duty to fulfil each of your wishes. I want you to know that I am NOTHING special, I have done no special sadhanas except that which Mohanji asks us all to do. I am the same as each of you and grace still flowed into my life. I have done nothing to earn this grace but such is the love of Mohanji that it flowed regardless into my life. I have been on my knees crying in gratitude for this grace and it’s my singular mission to make you believe that each of you are being carried in spirit on this yatra to Kailash as well. Just have eyes to see and a heart to receive, He will do the rest. Reach into the depths of your being and truly find the Kailash within.

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The Kailash within….my Kailash and I are one: Photo credit Mitesh Khatiwala

Shared with the utmost love and gratitude at the lotus feet of my beloved Baba Mohanji. I cannot ever thank you in these earthly ways, I can only let my heart try to explain. My beloved Swami MBB, I feel the same about You. You have put so much into this being that words fail me. My darling spiritual sister Milica, your blessings brought me to Baba’s feet. I love the three of you so much I can only cry when I think of the extent!

Faith & Surrender

By Viji Sagar

I always believed that I understood what faith and surrender meant and that I practiced it consistently. Until…

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It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, bright sunshine with a touch of coolness and a gentle breeze. A perfect day to celebrate Onam with family and friends. After a scrumptious but heavy meal, I felt a slight nagging headache set in. I chalked it up to over eating and took a long nap, only to wake up with an amplified headache, a tingling sensation and a little heaviness on the whole left side of my body. As the evening progressed, the discomfort increased. I could feel heaviness in my tongue and my left hand and legs felt like pillars. It started to seem like symptoms of a full on stroke.

Since my husband was traveling, I was alone at home.

It was late at night and I did not want to wake up anyone. As I was contemplating my next move, I caught a glimpse of Mohanji’s picture. Wondering why I didn’t think of Him earlier, I connected to him immediately, prayed that I am surrendering this situation to him and whatever HE decides I accept, with the belief that he would give me the strength to handle whatever the outcome may be.

This, my friends, was a turning point for me. I usually pray to Mohanji and tell him what the desired outcome should be, followed by the closing statement”I am surrendering to you, Mohanji”. But it was very different this time. It was total surrender. A feeling of peace spread through my being, knowing that Mohanji is with me, and accepting whatever will be… will be. I could feel myself slowly drifting away, as I lay with my little dog cuddled up next to me, while my lips were chanting the Mohanji Gayatri.

Suddenly I could feel a flash of bright light on my face and heard joyful chirping sounds. I realized I was still chanting the Mohanji Gayatri subconsciously. I was in total bliss until the familiar whirring sound of my neighbor’s lawn mower snapped me back to reality. I had slept peacefully through the night and was awakened by the morning sun against my face. I slowly moved my toes to make sure I was not dreaming. I then twitched the muscles in my arms and legs to confirm that they were fully functional. And voila! they were!

The feeling that came next is what surprised me. I felt a wave of gratitude that I was spared. I was happy, no doubt, but it was like I already knew I will be alright. I strongly believed that he would only allow what is best for me whether the experience is positive or negative and that HE is and will see me through it. This sense of security is not something I have consciously worked to develop over a period of time. It is exclusively the Grace of the Master.

I realize that my faith in Him has strengthened since I first met him, and I finally have experienced true surrender with no strings attached. Words cannot do justice to that feeling. It is the confidence that everything is going to be alright, that sweet spot, that no money, power or relationships can buy.

I wish that each of you experience this blissful connection with Mohanji. It is truly effortless. All that is required is to be open and willing to be vulnerable and let go. He takes care of the rest.

And for the naysayers… May the Force be with you!

Miracle of Faith

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By Priti Vilekar

I wish to share with you all an experience which has increased my faith and surrender to Father threefold. Faith and surrender were always there, but then you experience it becoming more and more complete and intense by the grace of your Guru. Father gave me such a lovely gift for Guru Poornima — He healed me in the most subtle and caring way that He could.

 
For the whole of last week, I had been having a lot of pain in my right upper back all the way to my ring finger. Over the last two days, it had intensified to the point where I could not even open a drawer without feeling pain. My work had definitely gone for a toss and I could not work at all in the last two days. After yesterday afternoon, there was an immense swelling and tenderness around the side of the elbow and forearm.
Amidst all this, I got a message last evening from one of Mohanji’s team members inquiring if I could quickly transcribe Father’s Guru Poornima video message and send it across by tomorrow. In excitement, I immediately said yes. Then, I suddenly remembered the painful state of my hand.  Since I did not have an option now, I surrendered to Father and started to transcribe leaving it all in His hands. After an initial few moments of discomfort, everything went just fine. After completing the transcription, it suddenly struck me that my pain had reduced by more than 2/3rds. What was left was just a nagging muscle soreness which is my own doing as I fail to exercise it enough. All the intense, radiating, debilitating pain just vanished. It took me some time to realise what had actually happened. With Father’s grace, all the pain, which is blockages identified with the body, was  diluted.
 
This healing experience, due to Father’s grace and compassion, has humbled me so much.. He always says, “Main hoon na” (I am with you). Time and again, He makes His presence felt, just for our upliftment and betterment.
 
Love you Father ❤❤❤

I am with you

 

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by Preeti Duggal

When I say, “I’M WITH YOU,” I mean it. Because I DON’T need the body to be with you” – Mohanji

 

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I love Mohanji

A Guru or a true Master is the epitome of unconditional love and selfless service. He/She gives away everything to safeguard the lives of his/her devotees without asking anything in return. Sometimes, He is full of love and pampers us just as a mother would and sometimes, is a strict disciplinarian like a father. We are like small seeds in the forest whom he nurtures, giving us the opportunity to grow into trees that bear fruit for the good of every soul on earth. Now it is up to the devotees if they wither away with a small storm or stand strong with faith and courage.

Though I’m very sure my connection with Him has been there from many past lifetimes but in this lifetime I met Him in April 2013 at the Bangalore Airport with my dearest friend Mrs Vinita Agarwal. His mesmerising smile not only brought a smile on my face but also touched my Soul. I instantly felt a connect. For years in Delhi, I used to pray to Sai Baba to guide me to a path and he always used to reply by saying have Shraddha (faith) and Saburi (patience). After almost 3 years I moved, against all odds, to Bangalore and, within six months of my stay, met my Guru Mohanji. I now understood why Baba asked me to wait for so many years and I could now understand that there was a bigger purpose behind my sudden relocation.

“Have we met before?” were the first words that He spoke to me. I was clueless as to what reply I was to give, as I knew that in this life I was seeing Him for the first time. He gave me my first Shaktipat which shifted something within me. My body was vibrating with energy. It took me a few hours to understand what was happening to me. This was the moment I realised Baba’s words and my moving to a different city. From the moment He held my hand and took me under His guidance, my life has not been the same. I have been fortunate enough to be showered with so much love that every moment of life seems a miracle. Finally, I got my path in the dense forest of life. He gave a meaning to my existence.

In the last few years, with Mohanji’s grace and blessings, I got the opportunity to meet and seek the blessings of various elevated Masters like Vitthal Babaji, Devi Amma, Ganeshananda Giriji and Avdhoota Nadanandaji and Raman sir. I received so much love and blessings from them that I was left spellbound. I wondered what I did to deserve this. Grace showered on me and my family in abundance, all because of the blessings of the Mohanji.

I’ve had many beautiful experiences with Father, all of which would not be possible to pen down in one go. The most heart throbbing moment was in April 2015. My daughter, Riddhima, was hospitalised in Delhi because of an auto-immune disease. The doctors were confused about the course of action and she was suffering. We were in the hospital for almost a week and I was extremely worried to see her condition deteriorate every day. Then suddenly, one morning, I got a call that Mohanji would be in Delhi that very morning, just for the day, and that He would come to meet us at the hospital.

The moment He entered the room there was a shift in the energies. He hugged Riddhima and me just as a mother giving solace to a wailing child. All the while He kept talking to her casually but I knew he was working on her at another level. It was around noon when He left the room. When we came to the reception of the hospital I came to know that He had not eaten anything since morning. His selfless love for my daughter and myself brought tears to my eyes. He blessed not only us but also innumerable other patients in the hospital. Blessed are those who received the Grace from the Master himself.

The next day, the doctors were able to finally decide on the line of treatment and within a couple of days Riddhima’s condition started improving. About a week later, I came to know that Mohanji, after reaching Dharamshala, suffered from an acute allergy and itching for a couple of days. I was numb and I had no words to express my gratitude to Him. As a parent, He could not see me suffering and took everything on Himself. That day I realised that He works quietly on His devotees and expects nothing in return. He works with you on the physical level and also on the soul level.

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Mohanji with Preeti’s children – Sarthak and Riddhima

Today when I look back I feel I have nothing that I can give to my Master. He only asks for faith. Don’t question His doing. He knows what one needs and he will deliver whatever you deserve at the right moment. Once He holds your hand, He will never leave you even if you accuse, abuse, malign or tarnish His image. He never bothers for Himself. He is always giving and blessing whosoever comes to Him unconditionally. He is like an ocean that absorbs everything – good or bad, right or wrong – within Himself.

I have had the opportunity to be with Him and observe Him closely. It is so difficult to be a Guru. One has to work selflessly and without any rewards for others on different planes, whilst sacrificing one’s own life and family. I prostrate at His Divine Lotus Feet for always being with me, and humbly pray to Him that I always walk the path that has been decided for me in this life. I would also like to make a special mention to dear Devi, our Guru Maa and our little Angel Mila for all the affection and love . Life for me has become a miracle every moment and I stay in a state of Bliss all because of my Guru Mohanji’s blessings and love.

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Mohanji, Devi and Mila with Devi Amma

Aum Parabrahmaaya Vidmahe Shiva Tattwaaya Dheemahi Tanno Mohan Prachodayaat

Conscious Walking – 1 Year Anniversary

 

This 21st June 2016 we celebrate 1 year of launching of dynamic meditation technique Conscious Walking created by Mohanji. As we look back at the past year we feel so much gratitude for the blessing that Mohanji has showered upon us by gifting this powerful technique to the world. We feel immense gratitude towards all who participated in the conscious walks, in organizing them and spreading the word far and wide so many more can benefit.

What started as a small conscious step on International Yoga Day, became a big step on a worldwide scale spreading to many cities and countries globally. Conscious Walking events have been and still are organized regularly in USA, CANADA, UK, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, SERBIA, CROATIA, MACEDONIA, UAE, QATAR, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, MAURITIUS, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND.

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We celebrate and rejoice in this anniversary, and look forward to see many more benefitted from practicing Conscious Walking in the world. We cordially invite you to read through the selection of many testimonials of practitioners from around the globe.

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Experience sharing from Yohan, UK:

“After being inspired by yesterday’s Satsang, waking up to a wonderful fresh sunny morning, with a headache, I thought, why not go for CW in West Harrow Park? Set the alarm for 30 minutes time and off I went. The cool breeze and warm sunlight was magical. Then the alarm went and needed to hurry back home for work as I was already late. The inner voice commanded stop and chant the Gayatri and Surya Mantras. I duly obeyed and the chanted Mohanji’s Gayatri Mantra. Love was pouring through and I could feel the presence of Sathya Sai, Shirdi Sai and many archangels. When I opened my eyes I could see the golden white prana throughout the entire park. No headache. Just gratitude and divine love. Mohanji has given us an amazing gift, with practice, it will transform us.”

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Experience sharing from Daniela, Croatia:

“Before any kind of sound was created, silence must have existed. Without silence, there is no sound. Silence is the foundation. Sound is an upgrade. Silence is form, sound is content. Silence is absolute, sound is relative. When we walk consciously, focus is on silence between inhalation and exhalation. In fact, focus isn’t on the silence itself, but on something in us which existed as the absolute foundation before there was any kind of content. Focus on silence isn’t just Silence, but a true encounter with ourselves.”

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Experience sharing from Ágnes Horányi, Hungary:

“I was feeling as if I had done it a lot of times before. When I started, after a while I felt my body was so heavy that I didn’t know how to move. Then I let my body be moved by everpresent force, as I couldn’t feel myself as a mover of my body any more. Such a beautiful feeling.”

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Experience sharing from Kristina, Croatia:

“As I gradually became aware of the gaps between breathing in and breathing out the breathing itself became slower and the gaps became longer. At one point I started to feel I could cease breathing. After Walking I sat in a meditation, breathing through my spine up and down, facing towards the sun. I love Conscious Walking and the feeling of lightness after.”

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Experience sharing from Ljiljana Stojsic, Serbia:

“After today’s Conscious Walking in our beautiful park, 
which since this morning was shrouded again in tender white, snow cover, I felt wonderful and holistically regenerated, energized, happy and enthusiastic. During the walk I felt a deep joy, gratitude and love and the precious unity among us all, for which I’m so thankful. That profound and already confirmed realization of the unbreakable bond between everything and all of us and the knowing that we are all connected in such a powerful, beautiful way, is for me the greatest divine gift received so far. 
I’m eternally grateful.”

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Experience sharing from Seema, South Africa:

“When you worship the ground you walk on and the people that make your life worthwhile, you realise that life is so simple. We just complicate it. CW has helped me be calmer, more focused and happy.”

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Experience sharing from Jelena, Serbia:

“I felt like walking lasted for hours, but I wanted more. Supported, grounded, conscious of everything happening inside, but all around me as well. I felt the connection and Oneness with Mohanji presence as always.”

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Experience sharing from Zoran, Macedonia:

“When I started the meditation I had so many thoughts racing one after another…I was sure it will be a struggle to meditate effectively… but half way through the momentum of consistent practicing of CW got the gears and pulled me through in the clear space of witnessing and centering in the spine. It was yet another wonderful CW experience.”

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Experience sharing from Daniela, Croatia:

“When we walk consciously, we walk as quickly as it suits us, mostly it’s a average speed – neither too fast, nor too slow (in my case). Focus is on the spine. Walking happens automatically, as well as looking downwards. Focusing on the spine also comes automatically at one point. Nevertheless, there is a moment in Conscious Walking which doesn’t come automatically. It requires our full attention. When we walk consciously, we direct our attention towards the small break which comes in between inhalation and exhalation. I’ll name it SILENCE (that’s what it is actually).

In between that two fragments of Silence, there’s an inhalation or an exhalation. Inhalation is a path from point A to point B, while exhalation is a path from the point B back to the point A. That’s how we’ve got a feeling that there’s time needed to get from the point A to B, and than back to the point A.
 A and B points are those small fragments of Silence which comes in between inhalation and exhalation. The whole process can also be depicted as a circle – a path which leads us back to that starting point again.

As breathing comes naturally and continuously without stopping, there’s no way for us to overstay in that point of Silence. It seems that it constantly escapes us and that our attention keeps going to the inhalation or exhalation while it stops briefly in that very same point of Silence. In Conscious Walking by Mohanji, we have to be aware of that small break between inhalation and exhalation. We have to be aware of the Silence. It is impossible to study that point, it’s impossible to stay in it, because it’s situated in a gap.

The problem is probably in the very same perception of what is going on in the process. What if there exists only that point of Silence and nothing else? What if there’s no longitude, not even a circle, nothing but that very same point?

Distance is actually a path which a point takes through time. There’s the Point, there’s Time, and there’s the Path. But in fact, there’s nothing but that very same Point – everything else is just a manifestation of that Point. These different manifestations create the illusion that the Point seems to vanish and time is needed to go back to that Point.

If I’m focused on that point of Silence, I never even come out of it, neither I come back to it, because it’s present in every moment as a Foundation. The foundation which allows those inhalations and exhalations to flourish
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Experience sharing from Caroline, Australia:

“Before the Conscious Walk, I connected to Mohanji’s consciousness through the eye card and listened to/mentally chanted Mohanji’s Gayatri Mantra on my phone. I find that connecting to Mohanji’s consciousness prior to the Conscious Walking meditation enhances the effect of my practice. During the Conscious Walk, I was watching the frenzy of thoughts arising and falling in the choppy sea of my untamed mind. Quite honestly, I was also skeptically thinking that today’s meditative walk was not really effective for me in my preoccupied state of mind. Finally we reached the end point of our Conscious Walking circuit, where we usually sit and meditate a while longer under a big, beautiful tree. I finally unlocked my eyes, and raised my head, only to find that I could hardly move. I felt quasi-paralyzed by such a feeling of deep peace, that all I could do was sit and bask in profound silence and bliss for the next ten or so minutes. The inverted pyramid meditation that we practiced next provoked an incredibly strong tingling sensation in my lower body, especially while chanting on the root chakra and meditating on my connection with Mother Earth. I felt so connected, grateful, at peace, loved by and in love with Mother Earth and all of Creation. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of universal consciousness, oneness, unconditional love or the unfathomable nature of the Supreme that I’ve ever had. Thank you so much Mohanji for guiding me to this glimpse of a greater glory. With deep gratitude and love, from Caroline in North Queensland, Australia.”

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Experience sharing from Shivani, UK:

“Conscious Walk today… I have been practicing this since its launch in June. Everyday (nearly) for about 15-20 minutes, I do conscious walk barefoot. Apart from the profound silence that engulfs me suddenly, it also helps to totally connect with Mother Earth. As I place each foot forward, its like kissing the ground with my feet. I have felt totally grounded and the energy from the earth leaves me refreshed for the whole day. Practicing walking consciously has greatly facilitated the development of mindfulness in ordinary daily life. Learning to establish awareness during walking, when I am physically moving with my eyes open has helped me to arouse that same wakeful quality during other activities, such as practicing yoga, eating, washing dishes, or driving. It is easier to arouse mindfulness while walking to the shop, through the park, or during any other time. Meditation has begun to permeate my entire life. 
Sai Ram.”

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Experience sharing from Sanja, Croatia:

“We had beautiful autumn morning, perfect for walk. When we have just started walking, lot of thoughts was running through my mind and I thought that it will ruin my conscious walking because I cannot focus. All of a sudden, my legs became really heavy, as if it weighed 100 kilo, it made me to walk even more slowly, and as I walked very very slow- my mind simply went off. I realised that even if I wasn’t walk fast in the beginning, my mind was in the fifth gear, so when I slowed down my physical movement, mind went off and I enjoyed all of benefits of conscious walking.”

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Experience sharing from Ana, Macedonia:

“Same as every Sunday, it was wonderful…

I felt as if I am one head above myself

I had a feeling that I am taller, bigger

I was merged with nature, light as air…

OMNIPRESENT

But, what amazed me the most was our devotion and conviction 🙂

As young aspirants with huge faith, we gathered under the rain to walk consciously.

Lazar didn’t even bring an umbrella with him 🙂

And I wonder

at is that energy, what is that force?

What is that which guides us and drives us to renounce it all?

And what is that which makes me so devoted to Mohanji’s Path?

My devotion is getting bigger and bigger, and no bad weather can stop me from practicing the technique

I even ask myself?

What if the Guru tells me to jump in the river?

Would I do it?

I think that I would 🙂

Because I would know that it is good for me 🙂

Because that is the way you love ones Guru

With the WHOLE HEART

And mine… already belongs to MOHANJI”

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Experience sharing from Neha Pareh, Canada:

“Ever since Mohanji has introduced Conscious Walk in our lives I have experienced that 30 mins of conscious walk each day since the past few days during my lunch hour is bringing in unbelievable stillness in my train of thoughts. I am actually smelling the breeze, hearing the birds chirp, seeing small insects that might come beneath my feet….😦 which I have many times been so unconscious about in the mad rush of this current life style. I am more conscious of each word that is let out, each thought that happens within the mind and each action that displays an expression. My food habits have changed remarkably. Each portion taken is consciously thought for. I am getting more aware of my emotions, like my anger, fatigue that the body experiences and the frustration of not getting what we believe is correct. I see clearly The meaning of Life, why have we come here and where are we going. Unconditional Love and Service is the only means and way to serve The Divine and Liberate. This technique aides us in realizing our main purpose of Liberation . Its an amazing tool to get back to oneself. With time we have become more and more dispersed…spreading far and wide in all directions, with Mohanji’s Grace and teachings, we are now becoming more aware of where we belong and what is our true nature. He showed us the way to get to the roots, He teaches us to be Love..which is our true nature….. Ananda is our nature and we must work hard to reach it by getting close to our inner self. Thank You Mohanji for imparting this very Priceless and simple method to realize our PurposeThank You Mohanji for being so generous and loving. All Your hard work …and we are getting the techniques ready on a platter……….still we at times are inconsiderate of what we receive and end up comparing with others…….
Love is Myself, Love is Thyself, Love is everywhere…………..we fail to recognize that
Recognize Him He is That, dive within, You Will find That
Mohanji is That……..We are That….
its a long and Conscious walk ahead to realize That. 
But if we Consciously Walk with Divine’s Graceful hand in hand 
than …….. nothing can stop us from reaching That 🙂
Awaken Thyself and Consciously Walk along this Path,
There maybe unknown turns and pot holes deep down this Path,
But Do not assume You are left all alone by your side.
Cause,,,,, HE is ALWAYS Walking along Your side,
HE is walking Your steps , HE is clearing Your Path….
He is the Light that is beaming gradually and Consciously within your heart.
Experience Thyself, within each step, feel the Oneness with Mother Nature 
Come on all lets get up and Consciously Walk along this Path…
Atleast now Recognize Thyself……… You are That. You are That.”

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Experience sharing from Mirjana Andres-Rogović, Croatia:

“I wasn’t expecting it will be that powerful. Even after first few minutes of conscious breathing, the walk became almost bodiless, I didn’t feel my ankles, which otherwise slip and twist on rocks, and in the moments between in breath and out-breath all stones became slightly blurred, and than in that brief moment of total peace, they became round and even like eggs in a casket. As if I was looking with my Soul and not with my eyes. When I came tip the end of the road, I felt i could move ahead walking further on the sea. It was difficult to stop, as if I was blocked in flight, because when I did stop the trees continued moving as if moving away from me, and that continued for some time. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL. LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.”

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Experience sharing from Nirupma, India:

“Conscious Walking for half an hour in the morning has given me solace and peace. You become one with yourself. Your whole body gets filled up with love, tears flow. And after CW when you sit on a bench in the park with closed eyes it seems as if you are part of universe, everything is moving and you are floating in it.”

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If you would like to learn to practice Conscious Walking kindly write to consciouswalking@mohanji.org and the CW team will guide you further. You could also connect to our global Conscious Walking community on Facebook and find out about updates, experiences and events happening across the world.