Stone to Crystal

By Subhasree, UK

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In 4 days Mohanji is coming! Well, I can’t miss the counting, even if I do, my 9 year old son Sambhav keeps reminding me every day – “7 days more & Mohanji coming”, “6 days more and Mohanji coming”…so on and so forth. Pure innocent children resonate more with Mohanji, the innocence incarnate! Sambhav’s excitement is pure, no expectation, no ritual, no formality, no stress! Not only he is excited and counting days of Mohanji’s coming, he also keeps me on my track and checks, “what are you going to give Mohanji for dinner?” Therefore, I had better keep everything planned! Mohanji’s bodyguards can be found in any form! May be this time, in form of Sambhav! Hahahaha…

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Amidst all preparations – cleaning, shopping, packing, scheduling, planning, (the list is not a short one!), the excitement pervades. Time is flying. Especially the last week has gone so fast, as if there are only 4 hours in a day, not 24 hours! This is a proper festive season – just like Dussera, Diwali or Christmas. However, none of the chores brings any fatigue. There is only Joy and joy everywhere. Mohanji is already with us through these preparations. We are living Mohanji every moment!

Well, as much as I would like to just constrain myself in this joyful festive environment, I still have to keep on continuing my Dharma, my duty. Compassion Incarnate, Mohanji made sure that my Dharma (duty) also becomes joyful. Two days in a row, I was drenched with BLISS through experiences that showed me the power of Surrender and Devotion and reiterated Mohanji as the Sole existence.

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I would like share these two experience here.

Experience during Mai Tri Healing

Mr Patel (Name changed to respect his anonymity) wanted to have Mai Tri healing done on his ailing old mother (I would address here as “Aunty”). Despite the back-to-back tasks, I could not say no, as that was my dharma to be available when someone needs. They came in and we had some chats about Mohanji’s visit, the programmes, aunty’s health, hospital trips etc. Aunty had lost her husband recently and still in that shock which has affected her health. Whenever she comes home for healing, she looks at Mohanji’s photo and talks to Him. Like a child, smile doesn’t leave her lips, her face brightens up and she feels very happy and relaxed. It was the same this time too, though she looked much more frail and disturbed and quiet when she came in. After the chat, we started Mai Tri Healing. Mohanji was already with us through the chat that we had started.

During the process, while I was at her Heart Chakra, I suddenly saw and felt her husband, sitting for healing (instead of aunty) and I am doing Healing to him. Exactly how he looked before, in his white shirt, smile on his radiant face. I felt the softness of his chest as if I am doing healing on his heart chakra! Then in few seconds, I heard Mr Patel asking Mohanji (who I see sitting next to Mr Patel in the sofa), “Mohanji please tell where is Dad now? Is he waiting for mom or has he taken a birth, how is he?” Mohanji replied, “It doesn’t matter where he is. He is always with your mother.”

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After hearing this, I moved on to other chakras and eventually healing process completed. When I opened my eyes, the vision, the words were still vivid. No ambiguity, no blurriness.

From all my Mai Tri Healing experiences so far, I know one thing for sure. When I surrender completely and offer myself as, and only as, the instrument of Mohanji’s energy to flow in, Mohanji’s presence then becomes inevitable. His divine energy and through His, the entire Guru Mandala’s energy flows in. During healing what I see or hear is all that He sees & hears or whatever He wants me & the receiver to see and hear! Nothing is ever imagination or illusion.

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This incident again proved this.

After I finished the process, I narrated this vision to Mr Patel. His mouth was wide open. He said to me, “While you were doing healing, sitting here on the sofa, I was directly looking at Mohanji’s photo and asked him, Mohanji, is dad still waiting for Mom? Will Mom go to him and be with him again?”

It was crystal clear that while Mr Patel was having his conversation with Mohanji, I was hearing that during the healing. Mohanji not only answered to him verbally, but also by showing me the vision of Uncle sitting for Healing, He showed that Uncle is still present with Aunty during the Heart chakra healing.

To see and understand this ultimate truth of Divine Existence of Mohanji is as easy when you get that visibility. It would be wonderful when everyone (hopefully one day!) will be able to see this truth.

We have to develop EYES while we can and while the master is available.

Like a little baby open his eyes slowly after taking birth, my eyes are opening slowly too. I also understand that from an ordinary stone lying somewhere in the ground, with Mohanji’s shine, I am converting into Crystal that can reflect the shine!

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Shree Ram in Treta Yug had converted a rock into Rishi Devi Ahalya (who was lying there as a rock for many yugas), just by touching his feet on the rock. In this Kali Yuga, Mohanji is turning many more stones like me to light reflecting crystals! How amazing divine Leela!

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Experience during reading a Blog

Another of my dharma was a schedule discussion event happening soon for which I was going trough some of Mohanji’s blogs. Despite the lined of activities for the whole day, I was determined to read few blogs today. I picked up the Babaji series – 1, 2 & 3.

Throughout the day, I was reading the series one after another. Of course, in between, I had to get up to do chores. However, the consciousness stayed with the blogs. What I read, was playing on inside. We had a family get together in the evening, for which I sent my husband and kids earlier and planned to be with them around 9 pm, just before dinner. After they all left home and all chores finished, I sat down to read the third blog in the series. By the time I finished reading, I felt very different. It was not normal fatigue or anything. I just couldn’t even get up from the sofa. My head felt heavy and I felt feverish. I didn’t understand what was it. I just slowly lie down on the sofa itself, in front of Mohanji’s picture. This is our Healing sofa – meaning when people come for Mai Tri Healing, they lie down on the sofa. For the first time, I was lying down on this Healing sofa!

As soon as lied down, I was unconscious. I had no sense of time, or fact that I had to go somewhere! Suddenly I came to sense and saw the time was about 9 pm! Even though I came to senses and eyes are opened, I still had the feeling of BLISS intact. I didn’t want move or go anywhere and talk! So I just sent a message to my husband that I am not feeling well and won’t be able to join them, I straight went to bed and slept.

When I woke up the next morning, I realised what I went through last evening was probably a cleansing process that I went through with reading the blog. It was the power of Mohanji’s energy that permeated through His blog to me and the cleansing happened.

WOW! Just by reading the blogs, this happened.

While I was cleaning my home in preparation for Mohanji’s visit, He was cleansing me through His presence during Mai Tri Healing and through the Blogs reading.

I realised that ,

no blog is by accident. Everything is positively transformational. Everything has a positive purpose. Everything is real.

Let me tell you, after these cleansing effects and the experiences, I suddenly had so much of inner energy to continue with my triple, quadruple amount of chores that I am racing to finish before Mohanji arrives.

The waiting and preparation for Mohanji’s arrival has become such a joy! Mohanji is with me, while not physically being with me.

When he says, “I am with you. I am in you”, He really means!

I have realised the beautiful fact now that fill me with immense joy and Bliss. Eternal Bliss.

My gratitude for my Gurudev for giving me this Bliss and everything even beyond my expectation. Giving me a taste of what it means “Being Merged” with you, Para Brahma!

For ever at your feet. Koti Pranam and endless Love, My Guruji.

With Mohanji Skandavale

||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Disclaimer:
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.

We reserve the right to delete, edit, or alter in any manner we see fit blog entries or comments that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, in violation of trademark, copyright or other laws, of an express commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.

 

A Connection over Lifetimes

Salona Surjoo (Ladysmith, South Africa)

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There are masters who come into this world purely for the purpose to help all beings. I personally, my family, people within our local Mohanji Ladysmith centre, within the country and globally, have had many beautiful, divine experiences with Brahmarishi Mohanji. Some may argue or question these connections and experiences. And as adults, we cannot make people feel the way we do or understand the path we have taken. But, the experiences and love shared between a master and an innocent baby, can certainly not be taken for granted. Babies are pure souls who have the capability to feel energies around them. They are playful and giggle at divinity and divine people, and are uncomfortable when subjected to negativity. Many may question the path, experiences and spiritual choices that followers have taken, but there is no doubt that when a baby expresses love and happiness for the same reason, it is definitely more than just ideas conceived by the human mind.

 “I fulfill desires”, Brahmarishi Mohanji often says.

Those are not just mere words, but life experiences that I have come to experience even before meeting my Guru.

I have always loved babies. Their purity, innocence, and ability to express happiness at any moment brings a soothing sense of love and joy to my heart. I have been yearning to hold a baby close to my heart, to feel a soft tiny body in my arms and to play with tiny finger and toes. This feeling grew rapidly over the past years until the desire to cuddle with an infant grew so much that I found myself in tears. I had actually held a teddy bear close to my heart, eyes filled with tears and looked at a photo of Mohanji and said, “Please send a baby that I can play with.” Seconds later I had withdrawn from the teddy, dried my tears and asked myself, “Guru is the sun that lights a million suns.  How can I ask him for such a wish?” Perhaps it was the ego or the mind over analyzing the wish, but regardless of what it was, Mohanji answered…

A little baby was born in the same month that I had made my wish.  One who I would soon meet after some months. Magnificent is the timing of Guru!

Before getting into how Mohanji had fulfilled my wish to play with a baby, I would like to share with you baby Ariv’s story…

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After 14 years of endless fasts, prayers, and wishes, a beautiful baby boy was born to Jayshree and Ashil Mangal in Ladysmith, South Africa. This bundle of joy came into the world, bright, bubbly and in perfect health on the sunny morning of 23rd February 2017. A coincidence that baby Ariv Mangal was born on Brahmarishi Mohanji’s birthday? This special date was unknown to his parents as they were yet to meet us and hear about Mohanji until a few months later, but it was certainly not a coincidence that they shared the same birthday; as Ariv showed strong connections to Mohanji from a very early age.

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Ariv and his parents moved next door in June 2017. Again, it was no coincidence that the place they had chosen to live for the next 6 months, was in fact next to a home where Mohanji was so greatly loved –  our home. My parents head the Mohanji Ladysmith Centre, His name is taken daily in our home, and Mohanji’s pictures are carefully place all over the house. Soon baby Ariv who was only four months old at the time was in and out of our home.

He was still so tiny, only being able to move his tiny hands and feet, and turn his head. Soon we realised that he used to turn his head in the direction of Mohanji’s photos in the lounge. And at first, I brushed it off. But this became more visible when we carried him upright and he would bobble his tiny head in the direction of Mohanji’s photo and give a big smile. At this age, Ariv should hardly smile. In fact, I used to ‘work hard’ to make him smile or laugh (the joy of hearing a baby laugh is so blissful). But just the sight of Mohanji’s photo brought a smile to his face. I had kept remembering the wish I had made in earlier months, and a few months later Guru had sent this cutest bundle of joy that I get to play with, feed and see too!

Not long after meeting him and his parents, things worked out for me and my sister to join the Badrinath Yatra in 2017. One day I was carrying baby Ariv and we were talking about the Badrinath trip. Upon hearing the name ‘Badrinath’,  Ariv gave us a huge smile and baby giggle. It was so funny that we started calling him Badrinath. Just before the trip, while Sholane and I were still in Ladysmith, Ariv was playing in the room with my father. He started laughing and called us to see what Ariv was up to. The baby was still just four-months-old at this time. When we got to the room, we see that my father was carrying Ariv next to a photo of Brahmarishi Mohanji in their room and Ariv was leaning forward to kiss Mohanji’s photo.

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My father had said that while carrying him, Ariv pointed to the photo and when he took the baby near it, he leaned forward to kiss it, and touch Mohanji’s hand in the photo.

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We were all so touched and I said I will definitely tell  Mohanji this when I meet Him in Badrinath. While in Badrinath, Sholane and I were shopping for little gifts to give people back home as a token from the beautiful town of Badrinath. While shopping we spotted a cute baby bangle which we bought for Ariv. Soon after we were given the opportunity to speak to Mohanji. I had conveyed baby Ariv’s story to Mohanji, showed Him Ariv’s photo and also gave Him the bangle to bless.

Mohanji said, “Look at his eyes, we have been connected from many births,”

He then added, “I give him grace and he knows it, that is why he does that.” I smiled and conveyed the message to his mum as soon as possible.

It then hit me. Ariv who was then just 6-months-old, was born on our Guru’s birthday, attracted to staying near a family who was connected to Mohanji, and received a gift from Badrinath which was blessed by Brahmarishi Mohanji himself, AND Mohanji had said that they were already connected from the past! He was definitely no ordinary shishu (Hindi for an infant).

 The Badrinath team gifted all of us a picture of the group with Mohanji, in front of the Badrinarayan Temple. I had stuck this photo on the fridge in the kitchen as the lounge was already filled with Mohanji’s pictures. My brother, Sayijal had taken notice that sometimes while carrying Ariv, he would squeal (for no apparent reason known to adults), and when Sayijal had walked with him near that specific photo, he would just stop squealing and stare at the photo. Again, we found this cute but hilarious. Ariv’s baby tricks were becoming cuter and funnier each day.

His first words

One evening I was carrying Ariv and trying to get him to sleep, while my mum was praying and reciting the Hanuman Chalisa. He was comfortable in my arms but didn’t want to sleep. So I took him to see my mum praying as I thought he may fall off to sleep. What happened next completely shocked us both. My mum was almost at the end of the Hanuman Chalisa when I took him to see her. She was at the concluding part – Pawan Suta Hanuman… And at the EXACT same time, Ariv in his baby voice said “Ki Jai”. I was shocked, so was my mum. She concluded her prayer and turned around with the biggest smile and repeated his words, “Ki Jai! Baby said Ki Jai!” It was then I realised that I was not dreaming. She heard him utter the same words at the exact same time. He was still very small and had not even uttered anything else like Mama, Papa, nothing. So, Ariv’s first words were literally, “Ki Jai”. We were so shocked but started to piece together that Ariv’s connection to Baba is indeed very deep, beyond what we can even understand or realise.

Repeating the divine name

As he was growing up and was able to sit and play with his toys (and random household items) he would continuously repeat the word, “Ithi”. He would repeat the word when smiling and playing or eating, and he would repeat it when crying or squealing to change his clothes. We could not understand why he is continuously repeating the same word and thought it was just a baby word or something. Soon I realized that Lord Shiva’s 652nd name in the Shiva Sahasaranaam is “Ityai” which means, “the Lord is Lakshmi” or auspiciousness. I was so happy to think that Ariv is repeatedly calling out to Shiva.

Celebrating two beautiful birthdays

I had moved back to Pretoria in January 2018 with Sholane, and we were driving home on 23rd February to celebrate Mohanji’s birthday with everyone at the Mohanji Centre and celebrate Ariv’s first birthday.

We commenced with the formalities, chanting and bhajans, Ariv and his parents were also present and he celebrated his birthday by cutting a vegan cake, next to Mohanji’s photo at the Ladysmith Centre. He was not interested in the cake, but rather, he sat down on the cushion we keep for Mohanji’s feet and took one of the fruit Prasad to eat. Indeed a cute sight.

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Matching the puzzle pieces 

Ariv was uncomfortable and crying a lot and our hearts felt sore to hear his soft baby cries. Wishing there was something more we could do to stop it or make him happy again. I went to the lamp to pray while carrying him and got a thought to play the Devi Kavacham. At that very moment, before I expressed my thought, Sholane said, “Play the Devi Kavacham it will help soothe him.”  I gave him to Sholane to carry while we all sat to meditate on the Kavacham. Ariv was still very crabby. As soon as Mohanji’s voice came on and the baby heard it, his face changed completely. I will try my best to describe this visually…

He gasped, his eyes changed from fear to happiness, he turned his head, (jumping over Sholane’s shoulder) all the way to look at where the music was coming from, he looked directly at the music box and said, “Haaawwh, Ithi!”  We then realized that Ithi that baby plays with, complains to and just loves so dearly is, in fact, Brahmarishi Mohanji. I then remembered Mohanji’s words in Badrinath, “I give him grace, and he knows it.”

We meditated on the Devi Kavacham 3 times. Ariv was still crabby but with each time we repeated it, he cried less and less and by the end, he was back to his bubbly happy, playful self.

Reading the Gita

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That afternoon, we took him to my grandparents home, where he played with everyone as normal. I had taken him into my grandparents’ room, where he kept pointing to papers in the room. Repeating the word, ‘that’. He very clearly says the words, ‘this, that and there’. I pointed to a few things which he didn’t want, but when I pointed to a copy of the Bhagavad Gita that my grandmother reads, he got happy and stretched his arms to hold it.

Kissing Mohanji’s photo

Sholane and I travel back and forth from Pretoria to Ladysmith so we only see Ariv whenever we are home. On one of the trips home, Ariv had got a hold of Mohanji’s picture (the same one he used to turn his head to stare at when he was a baby). And he pulled it to his face to kiss it. He looked at the photo of Mohanji, directly into His eyes, and kissed Him, repeatedly saying, “Baaa”. When we ask Ariv, where is Ithi? He gives a huge smile, points to Mohanji’s photo on the wall at home and says, “Thereee”.

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I personally feel that the way a baby, uncontaminated by this material world, free from doubt, worry and skepticism, can so openly and undoubtedly connect with a master such as Mohanji, speaks volumes of the stature of such a Guru as well as the purity of such a baby. Ariv has not yet met Mohanji in the physical form and according to us, Ariv has only seen Mohanji’s pictures in our home, ‘unknowing’ to the mind, that Mohanji is a Guru or spiritual person. Yet, Ariv has connected so strongly to Him, recognizing Mohanji’s voice in the Devi Kavacham, to calling out to his ‘Ithi’ in happiness and sorrow.

May we all, including myself, be able to let go of the contamination created by society and become as free and delightful as a little baby, to be able to recognize and connect with the Divine without doubt and negative thinking.

Thank you, Father, Gurudev, and Friend, for giving me this beautiful opportunity to witness this divine love between you and baby Ariv and for the ability to write about it and inspire all who read it.

Love and gratitude for being able to write this beautiful, divine story between an innocent baby and a loving Master. And also being able to experience the joy of playing with a baby who is not only a joy but one who is so deeply connected to my Guru.

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Just as baby Ariv, all babies are attracted to Mohanji every time they come in the proximity of Mohanji. Children love Mohanji. To see the instant bonding that gets created between Mohanji and the babies/children is to watch the divine Leela.

All children are the true reflection of Divine!  We leave you to cherish the divinity in this childhood photo of Mohanji.

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Mohanji in his childhood

 

||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Disclaimer:

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.

We reserve the right to delete, edit, or alter in any manner we see fit blog entries or comments that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, in violation of trademark, copyright or other laws, of an express commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.

The Divine Hand

Jay Jeyaseelan, UK

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As the pilgrims get ready for their Kailash pilgrimage with Mohanji this year, I am reminded yet again of our time with Mohanji a few years ago, just after Kailash. With Guru’s grace, unexpected blessings are showered on us and all of our worries are taken care of, filling us with divine love every moment.

In 2014, a group of people went to Kailash with Mohanji, a pilgrimage of a lifetime. Some of our close friends from the UK also went on the trip, but we were not able to join the pilgrims because we had already planned a trip to the USA and Canada for that summer.

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Although we were having an amazing time, we kept thinking of Mohanji and our friends in Kailash constantly. Then, while traveling from California to Toronto, we had some very exciting news….. Mohanji was also coming to Toronto!

The family hosting Mohanji very kindly invited us and another family from the UK to visit Mohanji at their home, to a satsang at the Shirdi Sai Mandir and also to join them when they took Mohanji to the Niagara Falls. We were so blessed to have this special time with Mohanji, especially without having planned it as we didn’t know about Mohanji’s trip to Canada.

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The highlight of the trip was sightseeing and going on the boat trip to Niagara Falls with Mohanji. Having coffee/tea with Mohanji at the Tim Hortons still seems like a dream! As we got ready to leave, the host family suggested if they could have a wax replica of Mohanji’s hande made at the Fun Factory nearby and Mohanji agreed. We asked if we could also have one for the UK and he kindly agreed again.

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Making the wax replica of one’s hand involves dipping the hand into warm wax and then into cold water alternately. When the mould is thick enough, it’s removed from the hand and kept to set for a few hours. In the end, only one hand was done and we were going to bring it back with us to the UK.

After Mohanji went home, we waited a few hours and went to collect the beautiful white wax replica of Mohanji’s hand and noticed that there was a small strand of hair from Mohanji’s hand embedded in the wax. Now it was personalized by Mohanji! How lovely. We spent our last evening in Canada with Mohanji, having Shaktipat, Satsang, and singing bhajans. What a beautiful end to our holiday! Mohanji gave us plenty of chocolates and flower petals to keep in the box that had the wax hand, to share with our Mohanji family back in the UK.

Now the challenge was to bring the wax hand safely without damaging it during the long flight. We decided to carry it by hand to the plane and then take turns to keep the box on our lap on the plane. The lady at the security check wanted to know what was in the box. For some reason, she waited patiently for us to open the box and after having a quick look inside, decided not to rummage through it. This was very unusual as she was doing an impatient but thorough check in everyone else’s bags, handbags, etc.

As we embarked the plane we noticed how packed it was. It was a large Boeing 777 and all the seats seemed to be taken. Three of us sat on one side, and I sat on the other aisle side keeping the precious box on my lap, making sure no one jostled me. As the plane took off, we noticed that the plane was full, except the one seat next to me! How wonderful, we were able to place the box safely on the vacant seat and bring it back to the UK without any problems on the flight. Even the passenger sitting next to this seat was a very slim man, who would not disturb the box even if he moved about!

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Mohanji says Guru and Grace are synonymous. Those precious days we spent with Mohanji in Canada, making the wax replica of Mohanji’s hand and the plane journey back home was all filled with His grace. Not a moment was our doing or planning. When we surrender with faith and gratitude, grace flows. This trip has changed me for the better. As faith and love in Mohanji grew, I began to notice many positive changes in me.

Some months later, when I narrated this story Mohanji, He said: “I know, your faith led the Masters to take care of it!” I felt the unconditional love, grace, and protection of Mohanji in that one statement. Almost 4 years later, this beautiful experience is still fresh in my memory.

Offering my love and gratitude at the divine feet of Mohanji,

Jay.

 

Disclaimer:

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.

We reserve the right to delete, edit, or alter in any manner we see fit blog entries or comments that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, in violation of trademark, copyright or other laws, of an express commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.

 

 

The Mohanji Factor – Part 1

Being married to a Master is certainly no ordinary life. The Mohanji Factor is hard to define. Can we really understand the Divine through the narrow lens of our limited faculties? In this (two part) blog, Biba Mohan opens a window into her home and heart, sharing precious glimpses and perspectives of life with Mohanji.

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April 18th 2010 – the date that marked a union beyond time

The intention behind this text is to share with you how the great challenge – and even greater blessing – of being married to Mohanji truly feels. I do hope this will dissolve the doubts and concerns of some.

When I decided to marry Mohanji, I knew very well that I was marrying uncertainty. There would be no structured living. The regular, clock-work married life was never my cup of tea anyway. I liked challenges and this is surely something we have plenty.

Five hours after Mohanji and I got married at the Registrar’s office, followed by the usual meal and family gathering, we were in a different city conducting meditation. Some of the relatives were disgruntled and I could not find words to effectively explain why we had to leave early… That moment marked a marriage most unusual in its nature. I knew I was marrying changes, fluidity, out-of-the-comfort-zone challenges and liberation. This was fully in line with my rebellious nature – I always liked doing things in accordance with what felt right to me, what had my inner confirmation. When a journalist from Dubai way back in 2008 interviewed me about my Yoga teaching and movie acting experience, I was surprised to see how she chose to name it – “Rebel with a cause”. I thought about it more deeply and it struck me how true this is.

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Not that my rebellion was making me focus on what I am against, but I always stood for my own truth and believed that only when we have the courage to live our truth can our life become truly fulfilling.

Religious dogma and certain societal rules that made absolutely no sense to me did not stand much chance in my world. For example, when Mohanji and I got married, I felt free to choose my own wedding gown instead of the usual white – I thought “after all, it is my wedding and I should be wearing something I truly enjoy.” The same applied to the choice of the wedding ring. I never enjoyed wearing a ring on the ring finger, only on the middle finger. I came across a ring that truly symbolized our union – two hearts connected in eternal flow of energy, celebrating Love with no hooks, Love beyond all barriers, Love pure and eternal…

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The wedding ring of Truth

I cannot think of Mohanji as a man or a husband. I perceive him to be a being of sheer purpose; a free being who also happens to be my husband, but first and foremost an entity that is here and everywhere, with many people in multiple aspects of being-ness, moving effortlessly between tasks and places.

Very often people cannot see beyond the obvious. They are unaware that they are judging a situation using their mind’s limited faculties. When Mohanji sometimes scolds me in front of others, certain questions soon come my way: “Why is he so abrupt and rude with you?” or “Does Mohanji ever spend time with you? Does he talk to you with love, kindness and consideration? Does he spend time with Mila?” I, therefore, decided to write a blog on this, to set the record straight.

My answer to that would be the following – Mohanji is objective and totally impartial. He grants me no special favours, nothing more than anyone else receives. I never expect any either because I know his heart and I know his dedication to the higher purpose that he lives for. He is, as he says, “purpose-bound”.

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Mohanji’s ‘purpose-bound’ expression

I see that purposefulness happening all the time. Indeed he is like a mirror, filling into the vessel that you bring to him. If you bring anger and a hatred-filled mind, he responds in the same way with laser sharp definiteness in order to blast it off you that very instant. The same principle applies to me in those moments when he scolds me.  If you bring love, however, he is love and he melts… The mirror called Mohanji sincerely and objectively reflects your own constitution.

Whenever he has uttered sharp words to anyone, I have clearly seen things change in them almost immediately. His presence always transforms and heals. Many people, however, come with expectations. Those people will also leave with complaints. Expectations never work with Mohanji. He never caters to such desires. He always says “I never intercept or interfere with anyone’s karma. All I do is remove blockages so that they could move on effectively in evolution”. Those who complain have clearly not understood him. When I once told him that his straightforward approach may be taken as rude behaviour, he said: “What have I got to do with people? I never do anything for myself. I do it for their own good. I do it out of love and compassion and the need to shake them up, to wake them up from their deep slumber of routine habitual ignorant patterns. I am doing it out of love, not hatred. When someone scolds another out of anger and hatred, it is not good for either party. What I do is not out of anger or hatred for the person. It is out of love. That makes my responses pure and clear. If someone does not understand that and thus decides to leave me, how can I help it?” Indeed, the crucial difference is in the intention – are the reactions based on love or hatred? This should be clearly understood.

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The blessing of scolding

Whenever he scolded me, I never felt the usual sensation of the heart chakra shrinking, the painful emotional scarring which is often remembered long after. On the contrary, I always felt something was being removed from me. Some blockage would be cleared, followed by an inner shift, bringing a sense of relief, clarity and blissful lightness. What’s even more interesting is that I do not even remember any of his past scoldings. I honestly cannot remember a single one. And even he will not remember what he told me or anyone else after the incident unless someone reminds him. He always operates in the present, sliding to the next and next event effortlessly. Nothing stays in his canvass as he glides through life. Nothing can hold him beyond the specific time. This, I must say, is the unique quality of a Master – if a Master cannot scold his disciple and prick the balloon of his/her ego, then he is no Master.

Sugar-coated words due to second agendas are the quality of politicians, not spiritual Masters. Every true disciple should recognize the value of scolding and accept it with gratitude, for nobody can fight the in-built ego mechanism, but a Master can. In my case, the situation is unique and slightly more challenging because my Master is also my husband and when disagreements happen all wives like to be right at least sometimes. 🙂 However, I don’t have that right – and can’t complain either cause that was my own conscious choice!

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Love is…

I have witnessed something beautiful about Mohanji in many life situations till date – he carries no anger, hatred or enmity towards anyone. He just responds to situations objectively and moves on. One day he said “Look at the birds and animals. They accept life situations as they come. A poor cat was hurt in a traffic accident. Its legs were broken. It dragged itself to one side of the pavement and licked its wound. It stopped crying almost immediately and started handling its new situation. Look at its objectivity! Why are we so resistant? If it was a human being, he/she would instantly find someone to blame and make the given situation worse. Lack of acceptance of what is given is one of the primary causes of human sorrow. Nobody ever gets anything that he/she does not deserve. So, acceptance of reality is important in order not to be stuck with a place, person or a situation.”

Indeed, it is our resistance that leads us to the blame game, to sorrow and self-pity. But this does not apply to Mohanji. This was especially noticeable during the times when he worked in the corporate world (until mid-2012). Wherever he worked, he never waited for others to complete his work. He used to work hard, day and night, and never switched his mobile phone off (I must admit, I was not too pleased with that…). Always available and ready for work! Despite his hard work and despite bringing a lot of new business to his company, his management often treated him in an unjust manner. He would just brush it aside and say “I operate in my capacity and they do so in theirs. Life moves on.” Mohanji brushed off the injustice and left them to handle their own karma. The same applied to those who cheated him or let him down in life. He just detached from the person, place or event and moved on. Total acceptance and objectivity were obvious in all his work. He always used to say “If you are good at what you do, you will be in demand. The sun cannot be hidden even by the thickest of clouds for long.”

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The sun that shines even in darkness

Mohanji is a thorough introvert. I know this better than anyone else. He likes to be left alone. I always remember a story from his childhood – when a primary school teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said “I want to be alone.” This made the teacher brand him as a retarded child! I am sure her opinion would have changed if she could see the Mohanji of today.  As the number of people coming to him has increased manifold over the last few years, his private time has become increasingly precious and limited. He never complains. He only requests discipline and understanding from people. At the same time, Mila and I are not just brushed aside. He never misses even the minutest detail and always ensures that we are taken care of and protected. He attends to us, wherever he is, in one way or the other, often through someone. All I know is that in the end our problem gets solved. Bear in mind, he does the same with almost everyone who is connected to him. Can you imagine the size of his workload in this world?

The numerous testimonials coming out each day through emails and blogs are a true reflection of what Mohanji is to the world. He is the same to me. He means the world to me. To many people across the world, he means the world to them too. He has touched many lives over the years. Many people have come and at the same time, many have left disillusioned too. As mentioned above, it is usually those who come with many expectations that leave disillusioned. Mohanji used to tell me: “This person will not stay. He has come with expectations. I cannot fulfil his desires. This is against his karma. I will not do anything against his karma.” Mohanji always stays with the truth and ethics of spirituality. I have seen him doing things which even made him sick and bed-ridden – people would come to him with serious problems and out of sheer compassion, he would remove their affliction and bring it onto himself, leaving them liberated. This used to worry me. Then I would remind myself “He knows what he is doing. He has clarity of purpose and a will of steel. I should not interfere.” Still love would overwhelm my heart.

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Still love would overwhelm my heart…

As I sit down to write my thoughts, a thousand faces travel through my mind. The faces of those whom Mohanji has touched over the last 7 years since I have known him. He has empowered thousands. He has touched so many lives across the globe positively, blessing them with exactly that what they were lacking in order for them to evolve further. Moreover, spirituality aside, he has enriched many people’s lives through consultancy work without any expectations. One can actually touch and feel the “Mohanji Factor” in people’s lives even though some may not want to accept it due to their ego. But, as I write this, I know that his existence on earth has empowered and continues to empower thousands. What is a life worth, if it is not lived for others? Many people have written blogs and sent in testimonials about the “Mohanji Factor” in their lives. Many have chosen to ignore it, calling it a coincidence. I sincerely feel pity if grace cannot be received and cherished gracefully. Mohanji has always kept on delivering in whatever form he chooses. He has never expected anything from or cared about those who love him or criticize him. He just made himself available and kept on delivering. The Mohanji Factor continues to touch many lives every moment. Needless to say, it makes me proud to be a part of this mission, to be a part of this grand movement of unconditional love.

Image 9-The Mohanji Factor continues to touch many lives every moment..
The Mohanji Factor continues to touch many lives every moment…

Mohanji has always believed in delivering fully and completely at all times, without any scheming or second agenda. But if there is one thing that Mohanji detests in people, it is artificiality, along with pretention and masks. Without naming anyone in particular, he would often say “These people need nothing from me. They will get nothing. They do not care for liberation. They are wasting my time – I can give them nothing. They came to share with me their pretension and insecurities. Some of them have come to compare me with another. I have nothing to do with it. They wasted my time and theirs.” On another occasion, I heard him tell someone on the phone “Oh, she has nothing to do with God realization. She is just after some spiritual sensations. I am the wrong person for that. My path is that of an annihilation of everything and merger with the supreme. All she needs for spiritual elevation if that is her true choice is a conscious shedding of her pretensions. She can reach the highest only by shedding her masks.”

Some of my friends tell me “You are like a single Mom. Your husband is never around.” That may be true physically, but Mohanji makes his presence felt to us in numerous ways all of the time. My husband called Mohanji is handling a large mission, connecting continents and a multitude of beings. He works more than 18 hours a day. He sleeps very little. Even if he sleeps, the same is used for a purpose which is not personal. In the moments when I would witness his barely noticeable breathing and enhanced radiance (signifying astral travel and work on other planes) I would be reminded that this is what I asked for and got blessed with – so how could I ever complain? I could not possibly imagine all the challenges that would come our way but was mentally prepared to accept all that would come with this decision. We even lived together for three years before we actually got married. I knew that he would belong to the world and I was happy that I would get to serve the world through him and together with him, which is what I always wanted to do in life. When I asked Baba in 2006 for a Master as a husband, what I actually meant was ‘May I marry only if that will further enhance my service to humanity and elevate me further. Nothing compares to a union through which one can celebrate and serve Love.”

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(to be continued…)