A bouquet of expressions of Love: Birthday greetings to Mohanji by devotees

Mohanji on the Ride

Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You,

Happy Birthday Dear MOHANJI,

Happy Birthday To You!

23rd February. A day that the entire Mohanji family across the globe cherishes with utmost joy. Joy that is beyond all expressions, that fills ultimate bliss in everyone’s heart, that brings the truth of divine existence in everyone’s life.

While presence without presence is the key to realise the connection to Mohanji’s consciousness, we celebrate His physical presence and wish for His well-being. Everyone indeed is privileged to be a part of the large global M family, embraced in Mohanji’s grace and protection.

Mohanji, The Avadhoota in Jeans, is all forms in one form, All  masters in one form, All divinity in one form. Para Brahma ! He is our Adi Guru, the ultimate destination.

Our Deepest and heartfelt gratitude to Mohanji for being in our lives as the biggest blessing!

We also express our gratitude to Acchan, Shri Kesavan Namboodiri and Amma, Shrimati Sridevi Kesavan, the divine parents, who brought Mohanji to the earth in this life.

Mohanji Amma Achhan
Divine Parents of Mohanji – The ultimate blessing of lifetimes!

On this joyful and auspicious day, we have put together the greetings and thoughts of  devotees on what they cherish about Mohanji, the enigmatic and loving Guru!

On this occasion, along with the expressions through words and poems, we also present a devotional song “Guru Mohana,” available to watch on YouTube link. ( The video is at the end of this blog).

With deep reverence and gratitude, we offer this blog post as expressions of love from devotees across the globe as ‘Pushpanjali’ (offering of  flowers) at Mohanji’s lotus feet.

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V.Subramanian, Bengaluru, India

Subramaniam with Mohanji

All mountains soar but one soars above the rest. So too are my experiences with Mohanji. Let me record the most cherished one. “More than 40 years back, I had the unique privilege of being initiated into japa yoga by my Guru who was an exalted master. He told me very clearly, “if you stay loyal to this path and tread steadfastly, your Parama Guru will come in search of you.” Little did I realise then, the significance of this powerful message. But in the course of my journey, I used to reflect on His words often, praying and hoping that the Parama  Guru that He talked about may come in sukshma  (subtle) and not sthula (physical) form. Even after coming into contact with Mohanji, I didn’t realise this until recently that my eternal Parama Guru has indeed arrived! True masters’ words never fail.

With Anantha koti pranams at my Parama Guru’s feet
V.Subramanian

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Dr Harpreet Wasir, India

Harpreet Wasir with Mohanji

A Soul who has no Birth and no Death is unshakable as a Guru,  whom we all have in the form of Mohanji.

Birthday wishes to dear Father Mohanji who is there for all of us always, every moment. On this auspicious day, I wish that may He keep on guiding us on the golden path, our thoughts and actions always and for ever.

Happy birthday Father Mohanji.

Dr Harpreet Wasir, India

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Steven (Raj), London

Steven Sohal with Mohanji

Dearest Mohanji,

Pranam. 

Wishing you a very happy and memorable Birthday! Just wanted to express my gratitude for all you have done and  continue to do. It’s much appreciated, I am glad you came into my life! 

Thank you for always being there for me and may you always be my guide.

Love,

Steven (Raj), London

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Lakshmi Nair, Houston ,Texas

Lakshmi Nair with Mohanji

Dear Mohanji,

My sincere Pranams. With deep reverence and love I wish you a very “Happy Birthday”  and a big “THANK YOU.” Please keep your grace on us always and let us rest at your lotus feet eternally. Every single day is an experience for me with you and I know you are watching us and I have no words to describe my gratitude for all that you have given us. There are times when I fall back and I don’t do things as you have said, but I have always felt you pull me back and put me on track .

I have composed a small poem in your memory dear Mohanji. Please allow me to give it to you on this happy occasion .

Journey in time 

I was a wandering soul until we met

The time stood still as our eyes met

I felt the divine in you as I wept

Day and night as I slept

I couldn’t describe love before

But you showed me  love and more

I didn’t know what I was meant to be

But you sent people to help me

I went up and down as days passed by

You gave me strength and asked me to fly

I was lost in thoughts most of the time

You showed me how my doubts were as bitter as lime

Then, I realized we are one

Until then this “I” was just on the run .

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Luke Edwards, London

Luke Edwards

Hi Mohanji.

I met you in London a few months back. My sister was getting married that weekend and you gave her your advice and blessings. Thanks again – the day went wonderfully and they’re now happily married.

Have a wonderful birthday celebration with all the love and attention you’ve more than earned.

If you ever need anything I can help with, you need only ask.

Love and kind wishes.
Luke Edwards, London

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Mala Vijaysekaran, India

Lord Krishna was Arjuna’s charioteer in the battle of Kurukshetra. The Parthasarathy.

Blessed are we to have Mohanji as our divine charioteer in this lifetime. Surrendering the chariot of life to him, handing over the reins, we do the things we have to do, meet the challenges we have to, love and share, fight our battles, group and depart, just the way life wants us to. Harmony outside, harmony within, liberation a reachable goal with Yogiraj Parahbrama Mohanji holding the reins and leading!!

Pranams Guru. Immense Gratitude dear Mohanji.

Happy Birthday!!

Mala Vijaysekaran.

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Sunita Madan, India

Mohanji with Sunita

Pranams Father. Wishing you a wonderful birthday. May you be blessed with good health and happiness always. Thank you for holding my hand when I thought all was lost. You gave me a purpose to live post retirement. Deep gratitude for everything. Love you.

Regards,

Sunita Madan, India

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Soma Seal, India

Soma with Mohanji

Pranam Father,

Wishing  you a very happy birthday.  May You be blessed with good health and happiness always .Deep gratitude  for being there  and holding our hands. Love you  beyond all words.

Soma Seal, India

 

 

 

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Kannan Varahan, Mumbai, India

Kannan with Mohanji

It brings me immense happiness and at the same time my heart is overflowing with gratitude for your coming into my life, and I have reached a stage that every breath of mine exhaling out is only because of your utmost grace.

ON THIS GLORIOUS DAY I WISH YOU MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY

WARMEST REGARDS

Kannan Varahan, India

 

 

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Sudeshna Saha, Chennai, India

I cherish his friendship the most. I have never called him “Father,” nor will I ever be able to, like most people do.

I cherish the way he explains the most complicated things in a simplistic, hilarious, story telling method. Being in his presence, we learn to shed our ego and open our hearts in acceptance.

He is probably the most ‘peoples’ person’ in the Spiritual Genre, with no frills and tantrums. His “Down to Earth” persona, breaks the common perception of a modern-day Guru, who people identify with a particular dress code or a particular mannerism. As he always says, “I am You,” and one can perceive the depth of these three words, when one surrenders with absolute faith.

Sudeshna Saha, Chennai

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Trishla, India

Dearest Father,

Humble pranams at your lotus feet. Wishing you a very happy and blessed birthday and a year ahead. Immense  gratitude for everything that you have done and are doing for us.  Pray we live up-to your teachings, your grace and protection always be with us and we never leave your hand.

With gratitude and love,

Trishla, India

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Eric Elbers, Canada

Eric Elbers

Dearest Mohanji,

How can we ever fully comprehend the infinite blessings of being connected to a Sat Guru of your stature? How can we ever feel enough gratitude? How can we ever qualify ourselves to assist in your mission? It is only with your grace that we can even make an attempt. It is a great blessing and  privilege to be connected with you and I wish that your birthday, which we cherish and celebrate, is just one pearl in a long string we are allowed to witness.

Congratulations and may your mission grow in the world as well as in our hearts ️

Baraka Bashad – May the Blessings Be

Eric Elbers, Canada

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Saraswati Callikan, India

Mohanji, a few words is not enough to describe You. However, to sum it, I will say that You are God’s  gift to humanity in general but especially to those who want to know the truth of existence. Your sincerity, simplicity and selflessness are really signs of a true Guru. Jai Mohanji.

We are really blessed to have You in our lives.

A very happy birthday to You.

Saraswati Callikan

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Livia Jakovljevic, Netherlands

I enjoy more and fear less. I witness life occurrences with more faith and compassion and less (negative) emotions. This was only possible through your deep and clear teachings and more significantly, your example! Dear Mohanji, for your birthday I wish you joy and peace and in the years to come may many more honest seekers find their way to your light!

With love and gratitude,

Livia Jakovljevic, Netherlands

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Sathya Shivakumar, Bengaluru, India

Sathya family with Mohanji

Mohanji,

I see You as the Superstar of the spiritual world. Just as the stars are self illuminating and can light up the sky even in the darkest of nights, You dispel the darkness in our lives by leading us in the path of light and love.

On this auspicious day Mohanji, I would like to offer You my deepest gratitude in few forms:

  • A blog of my experience sharing
  • A devotional song (written by Devadas) “Guru Mohana”. (The link is at the end of this blog)
  • A poem inspired by You. (as below)

Thank You for all Your grace and blessings.

Lots of Love,

Sathya.

A poem inspired by Mohanji 

Shine! Shine! Oh bright star!

It is your own light after all!

You shine beyond barriers, beyond boundaries in the vast night sky

when one can see your true glory.

You came to declare, “Fear not the darkest of the nights, My light shall dispel it!”

Shine shine, Oh bright star!

How magical are thou!

You reveal what you are when the world is in slumber,

but there are a few in number who find you for they cannot sleep until they see you.

From you Oh star, the universe has emerged.

Into you it shall  dissolve and your divine command is

“Shine like me in pure light and love until you merge in me”

Sathya Shivakumar

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Arati Bhate, India

||Jai  Gurudev Datta||

Jai Mohanji. You held my hand tight and took me on the path of truth, awareness and  to my original destiny. In every second, You are with me. Now I just can’t imagine my life without ‘My Mohanji.” You are my true Master. Long live Mojanji. Pranam.

Arati Bhate, India

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Shyama & Jay, UK

Shyama Jay with Mohanji

Dearest Mohanji,

Your presence in our lives is something that we cherish and value beyond what words can express. Your thoughts fill us with joy, innocence and gratitude. Your teachings give us purpose and clarity. We have experienced that love and faith in You gives us contentment and stability in life. We are eternally grateful for Your love, grace and blessings, today and always.

Wishing You a very happy Birthday!

Lots of Love,

Shyama & Jay, UK

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Shivani Sanganeria, Kolkata, India

Shivani

Happy Birthday Mohanji! My life has taken a total turn with Your presence. Instead of fears and sadness, there is an indescribable joy in my heart. Thank You for showing me the way to light and holding my hand at every step.
Love always and forever.

Shivani Sanganeria, Kolkata

 

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Vidya Iyengar, USA

Mohanji,

To put this into a few words is not at all enough. I feel so blessed to have You Mohanji in our lives. I don’t know what I did in the past to have the grace of You. I cherish You in my life because every time I get bogged down by negativity or negative thoughts I remember You and feel extremely lucky to have You in my life. You are the constant positivity in my life. You are my path and You are my destination. Thank You is a small word, I love You so much Mohanji.

Happy Birthday!

Vidya Iyengar, USA

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Biljana Vozarevic, Serbia

Biljana with Mohanji

Happy birthday to You who lead me beyond the duality

Take me into the true, permanent, full-oneness reality

And save me from the see-saw of happiness and sorrow

Beyond space and time, yesterday, now and tomorrow

The birth-less, deathless cause of all worlds, source of bliss

Who helps people to cross the ocean of the worldly abyss

My spiritual eyes were blind until You opened them wide

And filled me up with sacred knowledge as the inner guide

Biljana Vozarevic, Serbia

(Please visit my blogsite to read my experiences with Mohanji)

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Neelu, India

Dear Mohanji,

Neelu with Mohanji

Expressing in words Your grace and presence in my life would be like lighting a match stick before the mighty sun. Still I will try to put it in a few words.

You are everything and everyone for me. You are my Praana (life force), my Atma (Soul), my Paramatma (God).

You are the only reason that I am alive today. It’s only because of You that I will be liberated in this lifetime and be at Your lotus feet forever.

Maalik, Hamaari Umar bhi aapko lag jaaye..Aap Jiye Hazaaron Saal.

Wish you a very Happy and Blessed Birthday.

Neelu, India

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Radha, India

Mohanji,

You are my Appa. You are everything to me.

Happy Birthday!

Radha

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Lazarus

Mohanji,

You have changed my life on many levels, You gave meaning and freedom to my soul. Thank you Baba for everything.

Happy birthday

Lazarus

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Monika Balenovic, Serbia

Monika with Mohanji

Mohanji,

Your presence in my life is,

Maternal unconditional love and father’s powerful protection,

Fire that burns all the old patterns of behavior, inertia, fears and concepts,

An example and an inspiration how to live this life – committed, selflessly and with a clear purpose – that each activity is directed to the welfare of others.

A hand that holds me firmly and leads to the eternal ocean outside of the earthly existence.

Love You Mohanji.

Happy Birthday!

Monika Balenovic

( I would like to share my recent experience sharing on my blogsite!)

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Devadas, Palakkad, India

Dear Mohanji,

You  know our inside & outside. Your presence will take us to Moksha, the ultimate liberation. Thank you for being in our lives.

Wish you a very happy Birthday!

Devadas

(I would like share the link to my blog site where I share my experiences with Mohanji.)

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V K Murthy, India

Dear Mohanji,

You are the greatest Master who is very simple, down to earth, crystal clear in communication and the firm hand holding us at all times once we surrender to You.

Thank you Baba for everything. Baba I bow my head at your lotus feet and pray, be with us all the time.

–        V K Murthy

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Hanumatananda, Macedonia

Hanumatananda with Mohanji

Happy Birthday Father!

I cherish you in my life as the pillar of my existence. You gifted me a higher purpose, and you are transforming my life to blossom in its fullest potential. At Your Feet Always!

Your child,

Hanumatananda

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G K Shyam

Mohanji,

You are my anchor and you give me the reason to cherish every moment I live.

Wish you a very happy Birthday.

Love You Mohanji,

G K Shyam

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Gayatri Jayashankar, India

Mohanji,

You are the dispeller of darkness, the Lord of Compassion and Unconditional Love.

This is the transformation which happened in my Karmic family, for my dear husband, children and myself. Dark forces bled our happiness for several years. Light and Salvation in the form of Mohanji did away with our trauma. No words can describe the Feeling. Kriya and Your Path to Liberation …

With Deep Gratitude and Humility I bow at Your Feet. Jai Mohanji Baba.

Wish You a very happy birthday!

Gayatri Jayashankar, India

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Vijaya, London

Dear Mohanji,

I cherish You in my life because I can see Sathya Sai and Shirdi Sai in You to whom I am deeply connected. I see God in Your physical form. I see All in One Master i.e. Mohanji. I can feel Your love and the transformation which is slowly taking place within me. I love being in Your presence and listening to Your Satsang. I enjoy the Power of Purity Meditation which I consider a big gift You have given us and it gives me an opportunity to see You often during the meditation.

I wish You a very Happy Birthday and may You always be with me wherever I am.

Vijaya, London

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Reshmika Chaithram, South Africa

Mohanji,

You are my Truth. You empower me to be myself, to live truthfully and freely. You are always Near. I am thankful for all that You do for the Universe and for Us. We love You, we cherish You. Have a happy and blessed birthday Babaji.

Reshmika Chaithram, South Africa

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Collette Evers

Mohanji,

I cherish Your presence in my life, because whatever You say, just resonates with me and You explain things simply, for everyone to understand. Mohanji, You exude love, kindness and compassion and it makes me want to be a better person, while striving for liberation!

Happy Birthday, Mohanji!

Collette Evers

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Anjali

Mohanji,

You have brought my husband and me, under one guide, one mission and have aligned our purpose. We are so distinct yet complementary now. You have given my body, our marriage, our material belongs a purpose, which is happiness in Sewa.

Happy Birthday Dear Mohanji!

Anjali

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Sabyasachi Rath, USA

Dear Mohanji,

Unconditional love, compassion, selfless service, purity, faith, awareness, acceptance, gratitude and liberation were mere words till You made them a reality. You make life lighter. Thank you for making our lives so beautiful.

Wish you a very happy Birthday.

Sabyasachi Rath, USA

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Elham and Farshad, USA

Elham with Mohanji

Happy birthday to our beloved Guruji. Thank you Father for coming to this world and made our lives meaningful. Thank you for being with us all the time even when we are not aware. Thank you for leading us through this journey. Thank you for holding our hands through life. Wish you long life, happiness and peace.
Love you so much for ever our beloved Father

Elham and Farshad, USA

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Hems, India

Hems with Mohanji

Dear Mohanji,

I cherish your presence in my life for only this to be a reality in due course of time … ,

“Mohano bhutva Mohanay Yajet” – To become one with Mohanji

With Much Love and Gratitude,
In Your consciousness
Hems

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Mina Obradovic, Serbia

Dear Mohanji,

I cherish Your presence in my life because I am a completely different person after meeting You! I have never had more understanding, more peace, love, patience, compassion, happiness, a mind clear of heaviness. I have never had more knowledge on what I can do, understanding of my natural self before meeting You. I have never had such STABILITY in my life than after meeting You. I am not swayed away with every wave of life that keeps changing from bitter to sweet and from sweet to bitter. Waves of life are the same, but my inner self is not. I care lesser and lesser about bitter & sweet, and I care more and more for the happiness and stability of all beings of this world.

Thank You Mohanji for keeping me with You every moment.

Wish You a very happy Birthday!

Love,

Mina

(Here is the link to my blogsite where I share my experiences with Mohanji)

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Priti Rupee, London

Mohanji eyes
Mohanji’s eyes in the Deepam!

Mohanji ,

I cherish being with You as Your teachings expand my awareness, warming my heart. You are ever-present even when doubts cloud me. Sitting outside the Ramana Maharishi Ashram in front of Arunachal, my monkey mind questioned if You are with me and lo and behold there was a clear sign. Mohanji’s eyes, nose and beard appeared as clear as day light to say “I am with you always.” This picture says it all!

Thank You for being me all the time, every time, Mohanji.

Wish you a very happy birthday!

Priti Rupee, London

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Rashila, London

Rashila with Mohanji

Happy Birthday Dear Father.
Thank you for coming into my life.
You made it so much more meaningful.
Love you always.

Rashila, London

 

 

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Mataji Sharma, Philipines

Mohanji for me is an unknowable vast consciousness yet an incarnation of a tangible force of compassion and a determined compass for liberation.

We are deeply grateful that Existence has sent Him to us, like a lighthouse, a family and a friend – never a stranger. We pray that Mohanji be continued to be blessed with excellent health and boundless energy to fulfill what He has come to do. Though the consciousness is the alpha and omega, we deeply celebrate His divinely blessed coming in body to walk amongst us all. We are grateful. We are blessed to have His presence so palpable in our lives.

Happy Birthday Mohanji!

– Mataji Sharma, Philipines

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Judith and Andreas (and Vinu), Switzerland

Judith Swiss

Dearest Mohanji

You only show us love and kindness. You never ask anything from us but only give. You are always there for us and with us.
Please accept our deepest love and gratitude. Our lives are at your feet.
Love you.
Judith and Andreas (and Vinu), Switzerland
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Rekha Murali, Chennai, India

 

A very Happy Birthday, Dearest Mohanji!Rekha Murali with Mohanji

 

Mohanji, you are my Viswa Mitra,  a friend for lifetimes. What I cherish most is your humility and the unconditional love that you have for all beings with absolutely no discrimination. Your ability to make everyone feel comfortable and happy is so admirable. You speak to each one of us at our level of maturity, helping us understand the most complicated things easily. In your presence, it is a no thought stage with no desires and total bliss!
Lots of love and hugs! Help me stay in your consciousness now and for ever.
Rekha Murali, Chennai, India
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Padmini Ravi, Dubai

Dear Baba
Wishing You a very Happy and wonderful Birthday. Your coming into our lives is like a rebirth in this lifetime. Ever grateful for Your presence in our lives Baba. Your guidance and love has added fragrance to our lives. Our wish for you.
Pallandu pallanu pallaayirathaandu pala kodi noorayiram…

Loves n hugs
At your feet,
Padmini Ravi, Dubai

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Usha Narayan, Chennai, India

Usha Narayan

Many happy returns of the day Father.  Thank you so much for being a part of my life, leading me from darkness to light. I  am eternally grateful. Wish you a very long life and may devotees follow your path and teachings without deviation. Love and Regards.  Thank you so much for all you have given me

Usha Narayan, Chennai, India

 

 

 

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Geetha Suryanarayanan, UK

Many many birthday wishes dear Master. I cannot believe that I have been so fortunate as to meet you in physical form in this life. Eternal gratitude at your lotus feet.

Geetha Suryanarayanan, UK

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Ravindran Visvnathan, Malaysia

Dearest Father

Wishing you a wonderful Birthday celebration with lots of love and joy. My deepest gratitude to you for coming into my life.
Ravi, Malaysia
PS not too much sugar
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Kishore & Revathy, Chennai, India

Kishore Revathy with Mohanji

 

A thought about “Mohanji”
A glance of “Mohanji”
A name “Mohan/ji”
I cherish anything and everything when it relates to Mohanji. I am indebted to Him for His loving presence in my life.

It is meaningless to wish You a happy birthday as You have no birth or death. But I still love to see You in this form which I think connected me to You. I love You Mohanji. Wish You a lovely birthday and wish every heart turns out to be Your beautiful residence. May they cherish Your stay and fill themselves with unconditional love.

Jai Mohanji.

Kishore & Revathy

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Priti Yadav, India

Priti Yadav

When a child is born it’s said that, “It’s a rebirth of the Mother,” as she undergoes that immense pain to give birth to her child.
Mohan Ji gave birth to us. We wish more power and strength to Mohanji.

Tvam-Eva Maataa Ca Pitaa Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Bandhush-Ca Sakhaa Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Viidyaa Dravinnam Tvam-Eva |
Tvam-Eva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva ||

Priti Yadav, India

 

 

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G Srinivas, Chennai, India

Srinivas_with_Mohanji

Dear Mohanji,

Happy Birthday Gurudev. You are the stable emotional anchor of my life which was being swept away by situations and emotions like a rudderless boat.

Gurudev kindly be present in my breath and thought like a guiding light.

Thanks

G.Srinivas.

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Lata Ganesh, USA

Lata with Mohanji

Dearest Mohanji,
Wishing You a very happy birthday and many more to come! Wishing You a very healthy and long journey touching lives far and wide. Thank You for proving again and again that the physical trappings are but ephemeral. Ever so grateful to You for awakening the divine consciousness in me and merging it with the Divine Consciousness that is YOU.

Love and Gratitude,

Lata

 

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Vince & Annabelle, UK

The Master who brought divine light in our lives.

We met Mohanji when he came to the UK I think 2012. Since then we have an affinity and Love for His teachings and Q&A answers- articulated so simply and to the point. Then with His subsequent visits to the UK, we grew fonder of Mohanji, who gave us incredible confidence and unconditional LOVE.

Vince_annabelle with Mohanji

Mohanji has certainly shown His true self and His power. I felt that His energy has expanded to show people how to Love and serve the needy, including the animals and divine souls who have taken birth for whatever reasons.

Mohanji has given us a great blessing by initiating us to Consciouness Kriya.  Back in year 2000, the Naadi predicted that would happen to us as per previous life.

We have been to Master’s retreat twice and what I have witnessed and seen I cannot write, but Master had confirmed this.

His Birthday is on the 23rd of February and we will celebrate it in awe and Love, and trust there will be many more where we could be in His physical presence. We are sure He will be with us.

We both wish Mohanji a very happy Birthday.

 With Love

Vince & Annabelle

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Shene, UK

Happy Birthday dearest Mohanji.

Shene with Mohanji

Before Mohanji came into my life every breath every moment was painful, as if stepping on glass and swallowing fire. Nothing made sense and I had no reason to keep living. The spark of divine presence, beauty and compassion that is Mohanji gives me a reason to wake up each day.

Being with Mohanji I feel love for myself and others, something I never dreamed to happen in this lifetime.

How can I begin to express my gratitude for finding me and showing me myself.

Jai Mohanji!

Shene, UK

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Aishwariya, Bengaluru, India

Aishwariya with Mohanji

After I lost my father who brought me to this world, God came to me as my father in the form of Mohanji. His unconditional love, compassion and caring guidance to me and above all accepting my service to Him and the mission, has completely transformed the Aishwariya before meeting Him in this life.

How can I thank You enough Mohanji for what Your presence means in my life and I cherish this beyond my own existence.

All I can pray to God is that let my Father, Mohanji’s hand be on my head till I exist.

Wish you a very happy Birthday Mohanji.

Love You.

Aishwariya

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Vijay Ramanaidoo, London

Vijay with Mohanji

Dearest Mohanji,

I wish You a very happy birthday! On this auspicious occasion many beings will  benefit by the service of Your followers. You have inspired and supported many of us to achieve things and go to places we could only ever dream of! You have brought so much love and light into this world and I pray that as our gift to You, we can continue to follow Your practices and teachings to spread even more of Your divine love and light to every corner of the world!

Wishing You lots and lots of love,

Vijay

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Harish & Subhasree, London

Dear Mohanji,

Harish and Subhasree with Mohanji

Wishing You on Your birthday is not just another opportunity to convey our gratitude to You for being in our lives, as we cherish Your presence every moment, every breath. Your grace in our lives, not just the two of us and our two sons, rather on our families is unfathomable, incomprehensible and we remain grateful for the rest of our lives.

 

While wishing for Your long life and good health (for Your physical form), we wish to continue to be Your instruments in accomplishing Your larger mission and serve You eternally with our utmost conviction, faith and surrender.

Happy Birthday Mohanji.

With Lots of Love,

Harish & Subhasree

(Please visit Subhasree’s blogsite to read her experiences with Mohanji.)

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Madhusudan & Preethi, Mumbai, India

Madhu & Preethi with Mohanji

Mohanji’s presence in our lives is the biggest blessing we could have ever asked for. Awareness, purpose, gratitude, kinship, compassion, fearlessness – words cannot do justice to describe the lessons we learn from him every day and every moment. He is a constant reminder of what we can truly be, if we get away from the mundane thought processes. Our whole family is grateful that we are able to connect with him and revel in the security of grace that encircles us at all times.

We wish You a very happy birthday, dear Mohanji!

Love, Madhu & Preethi

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Nilesh Bhimjiani, London

NIlesh with Mohanji

Happy Birthday dear Gurudev Mohanji.

Thank you for your divine grace and thank for being in my life.

May I be at your lotus feet always 🙏

Nilesh, London

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And Finally…from the Testimonials team

February 2018 is when a new testimonials team commenced their seva with Mohanji’s blessings. Since then there is a growing awareness of the true value of sharing experiences and that has certainly kept the team busy.

Adding value to society in any form or shape is our biggest dharma and what better way than to be able to spread the divine leelas  of Mohanji. Through this process we are slowly realising that each experience is not a mere coincidence but a piece that fits into the larger canvas of our individual paths. “Guru Leela” the book of testimonials shared by devotees is one of our offerings at the lotus feet of Mohanji. This was only possible with Mohanji’s grace and it is continuing to spread the vibrations and energy of Mohanji.

 

Dear Mohanji,

We are eternally grateful to You for being with us every moment initiating every thought, flowing through every word and implementing every action.  You play with us with amusement and love but you are ever watchful and protective. 

With Your grace, we place our intention to carry on with spreading Your divine leela being Your instruments for ever till every soul in this world is able to see, feel and breathe your divinity.

Wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more to come!

And last but not the least, here is the devotional song “Guru Mohana”, the cherry on top of the Birthday cake (Vegan and Sugar Free!).

Jai Mohanji!

“Guru Mohana”

Lyrics – Devdas, Palakkad Kerala
Singers – Sathya Shivakumar and Jhanvi, Bengaluru
Music – Lalitha Vijayakumar, Bengaluru
Recording – Vishwesh, Bengaluru
Video – Neelu, Delhi

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Post compiled and published by Mohanji Testimonials Team, 23rd February 2019.

 

The Power Of Blessings

Radha Sreenivas did exactly what Mohanji says in the above quote. With Mohanji’s blessings, she surrendered her thoughts and fears created by the mind to the Guru and immediately felt free.

Om Parabrahmaya Vidmahe

Shiva Tattvaya Dheemahi

Tanno Mohan Prachodayath

I invoke the grace of Guruji (Mohanji) for penning this experience as it has enhanced my faith in Him completely. He is my Father, with whom I can share everything.  He holds me as His child, protecting me, blessing me and standing by me. I offer this sharing at your feet, my Guru Mohanji!

It has been a long cherished dream of my husband to build a Shirdi Sai temple.  He soon located a land for the construction in a remote village. I was initially very hesitant as it was far away from Chennai (where I live) and I felt that I could not live in a village lacking modern facilities. My husband explained that he had a dream of Akkalkot Maharaj in that place.  I immediately agreed and all of us gave our 100% to make this dream a reality. Soon, 22nd of August 2018 was fixed as the date for Bhoomi puja or earth sanctifying ceremony.

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In the meantime, in July, we received news that my son (aged 23 years) who was working in Bangalore had been hospitalised and he was in the ICU with blood in his sputum. We did not panic as he had a history of cystic bronchiectasis from childhood but proceeded to Bangalore.  When we entered the hospital, we found my son happily eating food from outside, amidst so many other critically ill patients. On enquiring with the doctor, he told us that he was admitted in the ICU as a precautionary measure since there were chances he could vomit blood again. Thankfully, nothing happened and my son was discharged after two days of hospitalisation.

On our return to Chennai, we happened to consult an astrologer about my son’s health condition because in all these years he had never been hospitalised as our family physician had assured us that it was a congenital condition. After getting the details of his birth date and time, the astrologer got back to us saying that the situation was very grave and totally out of hand. He recommended some pariharam – quick fix solutions to thwart the ill-effects of the planetary positions. This led to a panic attack within me. I was distraught and prayed to Shirdi Sai to save my son’s life.  I blacked out in a state of panic and grief engulfed me at the supposed calamity. I had thoughts of suicide and went into a state of depression. I prayed that my life should be taken away instead. I spent the whole night in a state of fear and became hysterical, weeping continuously.

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However, the same astrologer called up the next day and assured us that he had placed the ‘prasnam’ (issue) again before God and realised that there was no threatening condition to my son’s health.  To gain more clarity, we consulted one more astrologer who assured us of the longevity of my son’s life and that there was no cause for concern. It was only a minor health condition.

Amidst all these, the Bhoomi puja of the temple was conducted as planned. We went again to Bangalore for the health check-up of my son. The same doctor, whom we saw in the ICU before, refused to look at his past medical records which I held in my hand and started speculating on the reasons for his health condition without doing any tests.  He categorically stated that it could be any major health problem. He also added that various tests could be done afresh and to await results hoping for the best. His attitude was one of diagnosing a health condition for the first time. Had he compared the old records with what he had taken in the ICU, he would have understood that it was a congenital problem and not alarming in any way. He could have saved us the ordeal and trauma that we underwent. My son was taken aback by his negative approach. When he came out he just asked me why he should go, when he was just 23 years old! This question from him completely broke me! I was mentally shattered. It is not a question a mother would like to hear from her son. Fear gripped me although I assured him that nothing was wrong with him and that he would be alright.

We took all his reports to our family physician in Chennai who assured us that he had no progressive affliction and there was no danger to his life. Two of the bronchioles in the lungs had lost their elasticity. This was definitely not life threatening as the condition had not deteriorated and they remained the same as they had since my son’s childhood.

But the hospitalisation, astrologer’s prediction and the Bangalore doctor’s negative assessment took a heavy toll on my emotional health and I started getting nightmares. I earnestly prayed to Shirdi Sai for a solution by showing someone who could take away my fears with an assurance about my son’s health.

Around this time in Oct 2018, my husband went for the Consciousness Kriya programme in Bangalore. He was worried about leaving me in this condition and arranged for people to be with me. Although I did not give it much thought, I asked my husband to talk to Mohanji about my son. Mohanji blessed him with an ‘Eye Card’ and advised my husband to give udi (holy ash) mixed in water to my son.

On his return, he took me to Kishore’s house (regular POP meditations were conducted here) on Diwali for an introduction as I continued to be restless, worried and living in fear. The following week, I attended a POP meditation at their house for the first time. It was then that Revathi told me that I could message Mohanji in case I had some pressing need. She also shared many experiences which gave me the confidence that I could approach Mohanji.

The same night, at 8.35pm on 15th Nov 2018, I messaged Mohanji about my negative thoughts and lack of peace.  Lo and behold, at 11.42pm, I received the message, ‘Blessings, blessings‘ from Mohanji. Immediately, just by reading the words, great calm and peace of mind enveloped me. From that moment on, my mind released its fear; negative thoughts just disappeared and I slept well. The words ‘Blessings, blessings’ had so much power… Mohanji had understood my situation and He had sent healing through the words and cured me. I realised this very soon. We are all His children and His grace protects each one of us.

Since then, I have attended all activities and POP meditation sessions in Chennai and find great solace and security in Mohanji’s love. My Mohanji family brother and sisters, Kishore, Revathy and Rekha Murali have always been very loving and supportive. After reading Mohanji’s posts and quotes on FB, I am very touched and have completely surrendered all my activities to Him.

With this surrender, an ardent desire arose in my mind to see Mohanji in person and to take His blessings. We came to know that Mohanji would be attending and addressing a public satsang in Thrissur on 27th Dec, 2018 and we immediately made plans for the journey.

The Thrissur meeting with Mohanji is one of the most cherished moments of my life. I was super excited to meet Him. After the satsang, I was so excited that I quickly climbed the stage in eagerness to seek His blessings much to the chagrin of my husband. But then Mohanji lovingly smiled and took a sweet I offered (I’d prepared the sweet at home and had taken it with me) from the box and promised to eat it. He also assured me most lovingly that He will look after my son. I could feel pure love and selflessness emanating from Him. Soon, I got another chance to get close to Mohanji on stage. My husband and I seized this opportunity to invite Him for the proposed Kumbhabhishekam  (consecration ceremony to homogenise, synergise and unite the mystic powers of the deity in a temple) at our Shirdi Sai temple and He most lovingly promised to come. My heart just overflowed with happiness.

As Mohanji held my hand, I conveyed my deepest wish to Him; it is my greatest wish that my entire family (my son included) should be with Him as His devotees. He said, “It will happen.”

All that I require is patience and I am 100% confident that this will happen, now that my Guru is with me. He has also assured me, “I will take care of him.” I don’t need anything else.

My heart overflows with love and gratitude as my Guru Mohanji is always with me!

— By Radhamani Sreenivas, Chennai, India

The Power Of Blessings_Radha with Mohanji in Thrissur

||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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Abundance Is The Answer

  • By a few devotees who travelled with Mohanji to Arunachala
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Mohanji with His Mother and Father at Arunachala

Many devotees have received the blessed opportunity to travel with Mohanji on various pilgrimages. During such pilgrimages they get to witness and experience the divine dimensions of Mohanji. Such experiences are transformational for the devotees who are travelling with Mohanji. When these experiences are told with sincerity and honesty, anyone who reads those testimonials with utmost reverence also gets the benefit of the same experience.  Mohanji has also clarified this for the benefit and awareness of all.

“Honest testimonials serve the tradition because all true Masters and their lives are nothing but representations of the tradition of liberation. When you write honestly what you experienced, if it is true experiences expressed truthfully, it becomes service to the tradition. Hiding it thinking about how people will take you for telling it – is ego complex or ignorance; and it amounts to lost opportunities to serve the tradition as well as lost opportunity to express one’s gratitude for the tradition. Lying or telling partial truth or telling imaginary things means illusion, confusion and hypocrisy. So, true testimonials should be delivered truthfully without adulteration. It should always be truth, not opinions”. – Mohanji

We are glad to present you this testimonial which has been told with such honesty and simplicity, by a devotee who was blessed to be with Mohanji on a pilgrimage to the ‘Thiruvanmalai’ Temple, famously known as ‘Arunachala’.

Narration by the devotee as below:

This is to express our experiences of a few days with Mohanji at Arunachala. Even though I am typing, I am not writing this alone – a few of us are writing together. So no names are used. We have Mohanji’s permission to do that.

October 2018. Arunachala. Most of us had arrived before Mohanji came with His parents. We eagerly waited to see Him. While waiting, I remembered the words of one of those who were with us quoting an old saint who showed a picture of Mohanji to his disciples and said “Do you want to know how a modern Avadhoota looks like? Here it is!” Mohanji is indeed an Avadhoota, an accomplished Master. Even though He has nothing to do on earth, He is ‘playing’ His existence. Avadhootas are perfect mirrors and embodiment of detachment. They need nothing from earth and give everything they can to the earth. Their very presence itself is their message – message in detachment, perfect dharmic existence and existence in a dissolved state, the state of Shiva. They have no pattern and they have no do’s and don’ts. They lead a life of perfect innocence – the state of being Shiva (Bholenath). This was in my mind when I waited for Him. I was curious to see how He operates in life.

The car arrived. Mohanji came out smiling and enthusiastic as ever. No tiredness of the journey and no fatigue. I have never seen Him tired, ever. His presence is soothing and powerful. Instead of coming straight away into our waiting arms, He opened the backdoor of His car and helped His mother to alight from the car with utmost care. His father came out from the other side of the car. Mohanji personally helped His mother to walk, as she obviously had difficulty in walking. Caring for His parents was more important for Mohanji at that time than greeting His devotees. He smiled at all of us and acknowledged our presence while walking with His mother. After He seated His mother comfortably, He turned to us and hugged or shook hands with each one of us. I learned an important lesson. Parents first, before everything else. Subtle teaching. Well understood. Tradition says, “Mother – Father – Guru – God.” This is the line of priority in the tradition of liberation!

The presence of the parents of Mohanji was the highlight of this trip. First of all, Mohanji’s humility and commitment along with respect towards His parents. Secondly, their seamless mingling without any trace of ego, with a group of strangers who assembled there only because of their son. They became part of us and we felt like their children. Their love and graceful demeanour cannot be explained in words. We expressed our gratitude to them for bringing such an illustrious son to the earth, who is transforming lives of thousands in the most modest and quiet way. They humbly smiled and expressed extreme humility. Just humility. Mohanji is living and teaching humility. Zero ego. Grateful. This makes Him our friend rather than a Guru.

I feel very sad and almost inappropriate when people force Him to be a Guru on a high pedestal when He loves to be a close friend, a loving son to His parents and a child like father to His daughter Mila. Above all the forms that His devotees see Him as, He is a dependable friend who has no hypocrisy and pretensions. His love is sincere and unconditional. He would do anything for everyone alike without discrimination. He gives anything and everything truthfully and honestly as per what our needs are.

The rest is the story of how we experienced Arunachala with the parents of Mohanji rather than Mohanji. Everyone would be eager to talk about their precious time with Mohanji. I see this as a rare opportunity that we got, to spend time with the parents of Mohanji.

We went to the Samadhi temple of a saint from many centuries ago where Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi spent many years of his youth in blissful union with himself. Mohanji loves this space. It is one of His personal favourites.

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Mohanji at the Samadhi Temple

Here also Mohanji was taking care of His mother. We were all ready to help her, but, Mohanji said it is His duty and responsibility to take care of His ageing mother, who brought Him into this world.

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Mohanji was invited into the temple and He did aarati to the Shivalinga and the Samadhi of the saint. The temple trustees honoured Mohanji with a garland, shawl and a book. Mohanji also ensured we all gave dakshina (money) to the temple with reverence. While coming out, I heard Mohanji speaking to Preeti Duggal quietly, “The priest is wearing torn clothes. Please get him good clothes.” (I gathered that Preeti was handling Mohanji’s money). Something, which none of us noticed, He saw and acted on upon. He also ensured that oil for the lamp and some other materials used in the temple were promptly delivered. I learned an important lesson – keen observation with utmost benevolence with the all-important question – what else can I do here? He even gave food with His own hands to a stray dog wandering in the temple premises. Another lesson – No beings are less important.

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I do not want to elaborate. I shall speed up. We visited the resting place of Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi. Mohanji was helping His mother (Amma). We were walking behind them. As soon as they came into the Samadhi hall, someone brought a chair and helped Amma to sit down! We do not know who it was. Amma could witness the aarati and pooja without any hindrance. After the aarati, one man (stranger) came and helped Amma to do circumambulation of the Samadhi of Maharishi. Mohanji and His father went around the Samadhi thrice while Amma did one circumambulation and sat in a chair. Mohanji sat leaning against a wall, eyes fixed on the wall on the opposite side. I was curious to see what He was doing. I went near Him. Without looking at me, He said,

“Sit down. Sit with your back leaning against the wall. Fix your eyes looking ahead on the wall opposite to you. Above the heads of the people walking, look at the wall on the other side above 8 feet. Keep your eyes steady. All the people will be walking below your gaze. People are just moving. You are not identifying anyone. Keep your eyes steady. The movement is our everyday life. If you do not get attached to those movements, forms and their corresponding characteristics such as male or female, black or white, fat or slim, you will start tasting stillness. That stillness is your true nature. That stillness is Ramana. When movements do not attract your attention anymore, you are progressing in the path of liberation.”

I sat like He said for some time and I realised my thoughts were becoming insignificant and I was feeling more and more freedom.

“When noises of the mind (thoughts) drop, the associated attachments also get dropped. Noises maintain the mind. Noises are the oxygen to habitual attachments and corresponding ownership. Lack of it is detachment.”

Mohanji explained sometime later.

Later, Mohanji asked us to go for prasadam (consecrated food) and we all received some. We brought some for Amma also. Mohanji did not move from His place. We gave Him a bit of prasadam, which He received with gratitude. Then, we walked towards the bookstore and Mohanji literally bought almost everything that was available in English and His mother tongue. I don’t know why He bought all that. He does not read anything, as far as I know.

We did circumambulation of the great mountain Arunachala. Mohanji told us an experience He had, which goes something like this. It happened during one of His previous visits to Arunachala.

“I was in my hotel room here in Arunachala. Suddenly, I saw myself travelling without the body towards the great Arunachala Hills. It was involuntary. Something was taking me there. Something like a magnet was pulling me there. I walked and reached the foot of the mountain. There, I saw a very dark-skinned saintly figure who wore only an orange dhoti and nothing on his upper body. He beckoned me with his hand and said, “Come here.” I walked towards him. He started climbing up and I followed him. We must have climbed about two hundred steps, when we reached a small opening (something like the mouth of a cave) and he stopped. He said, “Go in.” I walked in. He was behind me now. I walked a few steps and stopped as it was getting darker inside. He said, “Keep walking.” I walked. The entrance became narrow and I started fearing that this could be a path of no returns. He kept telling me, “keep walking,” and this assured me that my guide was right behind me. I walked on through that narrow dark way into the mountain. It had barely space for my size to move. Whenever I stopped, I heard his voice asking me to keep moving. After walking about hundred steps more, I started experiencing a kind of brightness slowly happening in the path. This means I started seeing where I was going. It was a relief for me. There is light at the end of the tunnel! I thought that I had crossed the mountain through a secret internal tunnel and reached the other side. The brightness slowly increased, dazed by it, I kept walking and I could feel that my guide was right behind me. The brightness increased steadily, and it eventually became a blinding, golden brightness. Everything was golden. I entered that space completely filled with golden light. Another world. For a moment I thought – Have I transcended into the Sathya Yuga, the Golden Age? I cannot explain in words what I saw. I stood there in awe and watched a vast expanse of space like the inside of a huge cave. There were many platforms/seats (smooth rock platforms that served as seats) scattered over the space, each apart from the other with a reasonable distance. On each such platform a saint with flowing beard and hair, lean and in golden colour sat in deep meditation. Nobody moved. Everything was still. The whole space was still. Peaceful. Tranquil. Still. I looked up for the source of light. The light did not have a source like the sun. It was a natural light from within, not above. The space was self-lit. Golden light. Then I realised that the colour of the meditating saints was not perhaps golden, but the golden light that filled that space made everything looked golden. Is this the Golden Age? Suddenly I got a feeling – this is Siddha loka, the world of Siddhas. This is a world that few get to see. This is a world that is possible to visit only by special invitation. And this is timeless space. Time does not exist here. If I had come with my physical body, I would not have returned back in the same time as some centuries would have lapsed between the entry and exit. While having this realisation, my guide told me, “come with me” and asked me to follow him. He took me through the same way he had brought me and guided me to the world outside. The sun was shining bright. The midday sun felt just like a candle light to me compared to the golden light that I had experienced inside the mountain! I understood – This is the real Arunachala. This is the womb of Arunachala. We are only seeing the shell outside which hides the Siddha Loka, not knowing what is inside. I also felt that Ramana Maharishi had come out from there for the sake of taking people into the stillness of the core of the mountain. I felt that he came out of this world and returned back into this world. I also felt that the Arunachala Shiva (Shivalinga of the temple) – the fire of awareness – is an extension of this world or has its roots in this golden world. When we worship the Shivalinga, we are connecting to this world.”

 Mohanji also mentioned that He did not go the next day with the group for the darshan (prayer) of Shiva because He could not collect Himself for a long time after this experience. And when He later reached Bangalore, a saint called Him out of nowhere and said “You did not meet Arunachala Shiva. He is waiting for you.” Mohanji immediately made another trip to Arunachala to fulfill that call. When He reached there, a priest, as if Lord Himself had arranged, received Mohanji and His team. The priest ushered Him in and He had a great darshan of the Lord, right from the door of the sanctum.

The whole narration took me to a different level of awareness. I felt grateful. I felt at home or being in the right place.

We were at the temple of Arunachala Shiva. Mohanji’s parents were sitting. Suddenly I saw a saint with matted hair coming and prostrating at Mohanji’s feet. Mohanji exclaimed at this as He did not see him coming and when he stood up, Mohanji hugged him. Later I came to know that he is called Madurai Siddhar who lives in Arunachala. What I understood is that Madurai Siddhar considers Mohanji as a great Siddha and has great respect for Him. This is why he prostrated at His feet. We know Mohanji is totally unassuming. So, nothing is displayed as usual. But to our surprise, as if sent by the Siddha world inside the mountain, he took hold of Amma’s hands and escorted her and all of us for darshan. We had super quick darshan despite long queues. And along with the priest who joined us, he accompanied us until the whole worship of both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati was completed. He continued to be with us and escorted us around.

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Something was going on between Mohanji and him, some silent communication, which I could not understand. I could only see mutual respect. Mohanji invited him to come for lunch and dinner, and almost everyday until Mohanji was there, he came as well. He was treating Mohanji’s parents with utmost respect and he told us that they are a “blessed couple to have brought a ‘reluctant’ great Siddha to earth.”

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Mohanji does not eat much. He was more interested in feeding everyone. Seeing this he said “He is the eternal producer and enjoyer. Mohanji is in fact eating everything in everybody’s plate. We are only eating the leftover from Mohanji.” Madurai Siddhar was with us on most of our tour and he also helped Amma walk the entire parikrama path at Yogi Ram Surat Kumar ashram, which is equal to five parikramas of the Arunachala mountain. So, in effect, supported by Siddhar, Mohanji’s mother performed five parikramas! Mohanji was indeed fulfilling a son’s duty in the most effective way.

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One day, while Mohanji’s parents were having breakfast and Mohanji was attending to them at the restaurant, a young monk in a turban walked in and wanted Mohanji’s audience. We were walking out after the breakfast when this happened. Mohanji was also supposed to leave the restaurant. He stayed back and offered food to the visiting monk and sat with him at another table. He does not leave anyone empty-handed. This monk who came without an appointment was later brought to His accommodation and Mohanji answered all his questions. He was apparently sent to Mohanji by his own Guru who lives somewhere in the state of Andhra Pradesh. When this monk expressed his wish to visit Aruncahala, his Guru told him about a few things which needed to be done there and finally said “Mohanji is visiting Arunachala at this time. Do not miss this rare chance of getting His blessings. Such Masters rarely come to earth.” Mohanji blessed him and also patiently answered all his questions after offering him food. The most interesting part was that Mohanji has never seen or heard about his Guru in this life!

Mohanji also took His parents by car around the mountain and completed the parikrama that way also as both parents cannot walk. We were not with Him then. While doing that, we came to know that He also visited the Sai temple in the girivalam path and offered His prayers at Baba’s feet. The temple priests did not recognise Him as He was in jeans and T-shirt, to deliberately avoid attention. When someone told them that “He is Mohanji,” they honoured Him.

While doing girivalam, circumambulation in the car with His parents, I was told that Mohanji was distributing fruits to wandering monks and some animals. I also came to know about an incident during this trip. Mohanji saw an old couple walking while they were travelling in the car. The old man was blind. The old woman was leading the old man. Both of them were lean and almost bones and skin. Mohanji asked to stop the car, took some money out and asked the driver to give it to them. He went to the other side of the road and gave the money that Mohanji had offered to the old man. The old man asked, “Who gave this?” The car driver said “Mohanji.” The old man said, “Tell Him that He, His family and all those He loves and who love Him will always have the blessings of myself – Vedanta Maharishi.”

I had goosebumps listening to this story. In Arunachala, we cannot underestimate anybody. There could be great Masters walking that soil as unassuming ordinary people. Anybody could be somebody. Another big lesson – Do not take anybody for granted. Of course, I do not have the eyes of Mohanji to recognise Masters and seekers. But, I decided that I will not deny anyone anything within my capacity in Arunachala.

We could not have asked for a better trip to Arunachala. Let me sum up my memories.

  1. Being with the parents of Mohanji, spending quality time and enjoying the hospitality at Yogi Ramsurat Kumar ashram in the company of the great saint Devaki Amma, who Mohanji respects a lot was also unforgettable. Mohanji told us that coming to this ashram is like homecoming for Him.

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2. Meeting the lady Avadhoota who keeps wandering around the Arunachala mountain, and who comes to Yogi Ramsurat Kumar ashram each time Mohanji comes there. She never accepts anything from Mohanji. Their invisible mutual respect was palpable.

3. Spending time at Ramana ashram and learning a great technique from Mohanji. Having great darshans at the Shiva and Devi temple.

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4. Mohanji’s time with various animals. He attends to them with equal or even more enthusiasm as He attends to people. A monkey coming to meet Mohanji at the temple premises and holding His dhoti and did not want to let Him go was a great memory. It taught me the great lesson that despite the form or species, divine beings can appear in any form to meet a Master.

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5. Mohanji has no differentiation between any species, or even people, their hierarchies, positions in society or any other social criterion. He loved a Siddhar and also a common person alike and always ensured all people have eaten well.

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6. Mohanji also took His parents to an old age home run by a young man called Ramana. I understood that apart from food and medical assistance, a lot of materials were delivered by Mohanji’s organisation (Ammucare) there. Mohanji kept His promise to serve the old and abandoned people at Arunachala. The follow-up after Mohanji’s visit was remarkable. This also means totally walking the talk and going the extra mile. We must mean every action and expression and take it to its completion.

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7. Great lesson learned indeed. There is not an inch of hypocrisy anywhere. There is only a desire to add more value in every being’s life that comes across Mohanji. Mohanji’s parents serving the old people with good food, with love, was also a message to all of us – another dimension in helping the helpless. Young or old, live to serve selflessly.

8. Meeting the great Master Mookkuppodi Siddhar at close quarters was icing on the cake. Totally unexpected and utmost grace. One thing was absolutely clear, getting special treatment, warm reception and getting blessings at all the places we visited were just because we are Mohanji’s people. This was a great message for all of us that the platform that Mohanji has created in this world is for all of us and it is our individual responsibility to keep it, maintain it, and enhance it many fold for the benefit of all of us and those beyond us.

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This was the first trip to Arunachala for the parents of Mohanji. They had never visited Arunachala in their life before. What a trip they had! And their son who the whole world craves for, took time off from everything and brought them there Himself!

By the time our journey was coming to an end, I received the answer to the question that my mind was wondering when we began the journey, “How does Mohanji operate in life?” The answer from what we witnessed was – Whatever Mohanji does, He does it hundred percent, with complete attention. His total presence in every sense.

Every moment with Mohanji is a blessing in disguise and a true miracle. We need  thousand eyes and not even a blink to witness the divine play in its fullness. His unassuming life is a huge mask that He deliberately keeps to avoid ‘flies and insects’ of life. He deliberately plays the fool or plays dumb to get away from unworthy or egoistic people. If we really want to get the best out of Him for our own highest benefit, we must make Him our top most priority, extremely essential ingredient. We must never let Him slip off from our lives nor should we slip off from His life, come what may.

This is all for now.

Affectionately.

Foot Note:

Mookupodi Siddhar, one of the Siddhas who walked the streets of Tiruvannamalai.
Yesterday on 8th December, 2018 he attained Maha Samadhi.

Exactly two months back, Mohanji and all the pilgrims who were on the Arunachala trip in October 2018, had the blessed opportunity to have darshan of this great siddha. This is completely the blessing of Siddha Loka and our prampara gurus. This grace of having His darsan in this lifetime is a great thing.

Usually everyone could have his darshan from a distance but nobody was allowed to go near him. However, it was indeed Gurumandala’s grace that Barbara was allowed to go closer and took some amazing pictures of the Siddha. The advent of such a powerful Siddha on the earth will remain preserved with these memorable photographs.

We leave you with some of these memories!

|| 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.

— Mohanji Editorial Team

 

THE CONSCIOUS CONNECT

by Lisette Bötschi Schild, Switzerland

Guru walks with you always. All that is required by the seeker is to just take that one small step towards him with faith and surrender. Everything is then taken care of.  On this path, the easiest thing for all of us is to connect with Mohanji’s Consciousness! Lo and behold, he is immediately there by our side gently holding our hand and leading us towards moksha!

This testimonial by Lisette Bötschi Schild reiterates the importance of feeling the resonance that is Mohanji within us and being guided by the inner self. Distance and time cannot deter the inner connection with the Master as Lisette Bötschi Schild lives with her husband in Uetikon am See, 20 train minutes from Zürich/Switzerland.

Lisette writes:

 Lisette_350My spiritual Journey so far…

After 15 years of practising Zen meditation with a teacher, I spontaneously experienced in a Sesshin (five days of silent meditation) that there is nobody and nothing, just formlessness. That changed my view of life completely.

Formless is the essence of all form, it can take any form and is any form, such as a picture or a figure representing a divine aspect, an idol.

 The first contact…

In October 2016, Brahmarishi Mohanji visited Somaskanda Ashram up in the mountains near Fideris, for the inauguration of the Ashram. Fideris is not far from Klosters or Davos canton Graubünden. I felt an immediate resonance with Mohanji although I didn’t talk to him personally. 

In October 2017, during a home visit, organised by friends in Richterswil, I had the opportunity to meet him again and a few days later again at the Somaskanda Ashram, where we had a Satsang. While driving back home with my friend Meret, we shared our experiences at the temple with Mohanji and spontaneously decided to register for the retreat with Mohanji at Bor Lake from 16th to 21st November 2017.  

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From the first Satsang at Bor Lake I felt completely accepted and loved by Mohanji and his team in all aspects. During the whole retreat, it was a feeling of continuously being showered with love.

Gently and naturally, Mohanji invited me to let go, to be myself and flow with what is at any moment. At the first contact with him, he said, “I will always be with you.” this reassurance has since then always been with me.

 

The divine love…..

At Somaskanda Ashram in Fideris, Switzerland, there is a wonderful dark idol of Lord Hanuman about 40 cm high. When I look into his lovely eyes, along with the warmth, and softness of his whole expression, I feel immense love.

Whenever I have the opportunity, after the Puja is finished, I say hello to Lord Hanuman and speak with him. Soon, Brahmarishi Mohanji also gave me a Mantra for Lord Hanuman to practise daily that helps me connect more deeply. 

The deepening connection with grace and love….

On my return from the November retreat with Mohanji, I felt so very blessed and filled with grace, love and thankfulness. I felt absolutely rich inside and needed time to slowly and gradually digest, assimilate and apply it all. Since then, it has become a part of me.

A lot of what Mohanji taught us in his Satsangs resonates in me and I apply it in my daily life.  I sincerely attempt at being positive, not letting the negativities dominate the mind. His talk on the mind, impressions and concepts are very helpful.

 The Christmas present…

A major change in my life since my meeting with Mohanji is that awareness is heightened. I am deeply connected with my self and my life seems to flow smoothly.

In the last week before Christmas there is usually a Christmas Concert in a small church in Zurich situated near the river. Sitting outside on a bench, while waiting for my husband and some friends, in silence I thanked Mohanji for his grace to be able to attend that concert as my husband and I both love classical music. Suddenly a young woman stood in front of me and gave me a little present. She said that she had seen me walking towards the church and had the thought to give me a present. It was a bar of chocolate with blessings from Jesus. The woman disappeared after that! Once more I felt just showered with love and grace. Then my friends and  my husband turned up and we went into the church to enjoy a wonderful classical music concert.

When we are free of expectations/concepts, open and present, with no thoughts, we can experience the divine anywhere – in nature, listening to music in a concert or even in the midst of noise.

 Connecting to the source through a friend….

I have a friend who is very ill. Last October, out of the blue, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and Leukemia. Being a yoga teacher, she had to cancel all her yoga classes which she had planned up to the end of the year. She sought my help to accompany her to the oncologist in Zurich and later to help her move into a nursing home.

Our relationship has deepened since then. She is a very spiritual person, and we were able to share our thoughts and experiences. This was a great blessing,  filled with grace for both of us. Towards the end of February, being very weak and exhausted, she decided for palliative care. I visited her  twice/thrice a week, according  to her wish. Everyday, I would read Mohanji’s articles and excerpts from the Q&A sessions. This  inspired me and also helpd me in moments when I struggled with myself.

 The present connect….

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by everything which needs awareness, conciousness and application. Although a lot of it is not new to me, the mind comes in with judgments and criticism of myself.  This is where the love for myself needs to come in. Sometimes I am afraid as I am not able to cope. Letting go and  trusting 100% is the only solution. But it’s not so easy to just turn on the switch!!!

Now, I often read or listen to his teachings through the website and I can feel his grace and his love. It’s enough to just think and connect with him to feel his selfless love. He encourages us to love ourselves with all our positive and negative sides. These words resonate in me – Be your silence within.

With much love and gratitude to Brahmarishi Mohanji.

Lisette Bötschi Schild 

||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.

                                                                                                                                      

 

Being with Mohanji – Retreat in Virginia, USA, August 27-30, 2018 : Part 1

— Mohanji USA Team

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The spiritual retreat held in Virginia in August 2018, was absolutely fascinating and filled the minds of all its participants with such joy and bliss that no one really wanted to leave the pristine sanctuary of the Sevenoaks retreat center in Madison or part with Mohanji’s company at the end of it.

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After a brief introduction on the first day, Mohanji let everyone get to bed early with the promise that he will make sure that everyone is purified and emptied of various blockages – mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual, ready to be filled with total bliss, paving the pathway to liberation.

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The first level of purification began in the early hours of day 2, before the sun had risen, as the participants gathered around a ceremonial fire.  As Mohanji lit a lamp and offered prayers before lighting the sacred homa fire amidst mystical chants and prayers, the magical power of transformation had already begun.  The participants symbolically offered dry coconut, with faith and surrender, representing the offering of all negativities and blockages, which the sacred fire swallowed and turned into ashes.  As the ceremony was culminating, the sun rose flooding the area with brilliant rays filling every heart with warmth and joy and content having gone through this magical homa.

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After the purification by the fire element at the fire ritual, Mohanji took all of us beautifully and with great love through various other processes of cleansing.  The yoga, meditation, chanting and the Q&A sessions were all so fulfilling and Mohanji took everyone through a journey of contemplation and realization which resulted in absolute silence and bliss. 

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The conscious walk to the nearby river was very refreshing after a lovely vegan lunch.  But what no one  expected was the mid-afternoon session in the river, which is used for tubing!  As soon as everyone walked down the narrow steps to the fresh water of the Rapidian river, it was fun and joy all around. 

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We crossed all barriers of age and everything else and were just a bunch of kids playing in the water and splashing water at each other! It was amazing.  With Mohanji talking, laughing and joking with everyone, those were moments of pure love and joy. 

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Being with Mohanji in the exclusive retreat center amidst of the natural surroundings of the beautiful Blueridge mountains of Virginia was nothing less than being in paradise! Let’s read the first-hand experience of some of our participants.

An Avatar in Jeans and Sweatshirt – Laina Rey, Sedona

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As we waited for Mohanji to make his appearance at the airport, I realized I had never felt such intense anticipation (without any expectations) before. Only a few months previous to this event, I never heard of Mohanji, yet as we waited I knew Him. I felt him approaching. I hadn’t felt that kind of energy before. I said ‘hello, Mohan.’ It didn’t sound like my voice but, a voice deep within, like I had waited a very long time for this moment indeed, and this voice recognized him. As I reflect on him saying just four days later, he said ‘I love you.’ Did I dare to ask for the experience of perfect, divine, infinite, unconditional love of him? I felt like crying but, was too taken- in by the moment. I was meeting this avatar in his jeans and sweatshirt too. No formalities for this holy man. I was relieved, as I don’t know very much about formal Indian protocols.

 

Mohanji was speaking in Bethesda, Maryland, that evening. Again, as I waited in anticipation for his

appearance. I felt that energy coming. Even though I had my eyes closed, I knew where he was. He was passing this energy over everyone in this auditorium. I wasn’t going to leave this bliss. I didn’t open my eyes through most of the event. I don’t think I could move and I didn’t want to. A few minutes before the end, having been totally cognizant of everything in these proceedings in bliss, I slowly opened my eyes. 

The retreat started the very next day in Madison, Virginia. The first day was homa, a fire ceremony when everyone burns blockages they don’t want. This was also a first for me. I didn’t have a clue what to expect but, it did happen! I felt relieved and lighter after this. This ceremony took a while; Mohanji was totally focused on every detail the whole time. We all had personal time with Mohanji at this retreat in between ‘conscious walks’ to the Rapidan River, yoga and other scheduled events. Sevenoaks is a unique place with

its 300 ft. well water, organic garden and wild life on 120 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I found a great little sanctuary in the woods, where I spent my free time. It was the perfect place for me to assimilate all of this. 

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I learned specific techniques for meditations and quieting the mind, some of which were personal and individual over the next 3 days. Every event was more blissful than the previous one. The people from Sedona had a separate interview with Mohanji of which I attended, being a Sedona resident. He gave his blessings for an ashram here. This was getting better and better! Shakti path, given by Mohanji, has to be experienced as words would be too difficult here.

As we said good- bye after a miraculous four days he said, “I Love you” in perfect, divine, infinite, unconditional LOVE.

– Laina

 NOURISHMENT THAT FED OUR SOULS – Andra Baylus, Virginia 

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What an experience…and what a pleasure to be with the Spiritual Master Brahmarishi Mohanji! 

From the moment we entered the Seven Oaks Retreat grounds through the long entrance road, we could feel tranquility descending upon us like the dove, the spiritual symbol of peace mentioned in the Bible. It was as though we were driving away from the material world transitioning into the realm of a spiritual oasis located in the magnificent mountains of Virginia replete with lush greenery, as far as the eye could see, and beautiful butterflies of every color escorting us to the Registration area.  We were warmly welcomed by Mohanji’s devotees happily giving out name tags and a canvas bag carefully packed with everything they knew we would need. They thought of everything! …a map of the grounds and buildings we would be frequenting, information about the Seven Oaks Retreat Center and, of course, a notebook and pen to capture the spiritual information Mohanji is famous for sharing.  We were so excited and felt so cared for. 

Our accommodations were so comfortable regarding our sleeping quarters with beds so beautifully prepared with clean sheets, towels and washcloths provided for each one of us. We happily unpacked and made up our beds and freshened up. 

The highlight of the day was when we had an opportunity of really BEING WITH MOHANJI. So many of us came from so many parts of the US to be with Mohanji for these few days and were so excited when that time finally came. With great anticipation, we entered the circular sanctuary building listening to Natesh quietly playing his guitar and chanting mystical sanskrit words in preparation for the meditation. It was a guided meditation recorded by Mohanji himself who is gifted with a magnificent speaking voice having a resonance that purified our minds and hearts. 

Towards the end of the meditation, when we opened our eyes we saw that Mohanji was already seated on a platform adorned with beautiful flowers and lighted candles looking radiant in his white sadra. Mohanji began sharing his spiritual insights reminding us of our divine origin and encouraging us to  be who we really are, expressing our unique gifts and talents to not only care for our families but more importantly to move away from the I, my, me and mine to be compassionate and loving beings and bless the world. He teaches the consciousness of compassion and the importance of caring for all life forms. Mohanji walks his talk and lives that sensitivity himself. He actually feeds all life forms around his residence wherever he stays before eating himself. It brings tears to my eyes being in the presence of someone with such great love who is willing to sacrifice his own comfort for the welfare of other beings. 

There is no need to share his teachings in this blog for, hopefully, you will have an opportunity to hear them if you are fortunate enough to attend one of Mohanji’s amazing retreats…or to listen to his many you tube videos, so expertly organized so that each video captures the essence of his response to questions posed at the various retreats he has held around the world. I will share that, as he spoke, Mohanji spoke with such sincerity, without ego, hoping to assuage every person’s concern about life’s myriad of challenging circumstances we face in daily life. It is laudable that he wants so much to provide clarity to life’s conundrums helping to speed our evolvement in consciousness on the “Journey of the Soul”.  

It is being with Mohanji and his beautiful expansive energy of love that has a transformational effect on each person in one way or another.   

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In the early hours of the next morning, before the sun rose, we gathered around a fire and felt the invitation of the Divine to release whatever concerns that were causing blockages on our spiritual path. All of us felt that magical power of transformation as Mohanji led us through an authentic Homa Ceremony with mystical chants and prayers. Each one of us had a chance to physically participate adding our own contributions of powders and herbs to the fire. Keeping the fire flaming seemed to be so beautifully orchestrated by Mohanji so that all of us felt part of creating this special Homa ceremony. Mohanji gently encouraged us to take the paper where we had recorded our areas of emotional blockages and through( throw ??) it into the sacred fire to be given up. We felt so much lighter and more connected to our divine nature free to express who we really are.

These special spiritual moments were balanced with caring for the physical needs of our bodies by our enjoying a fabulous vegan dinner that would satisfy anyone’s palate!  Truly, we couldn’t ask for a more conscious retreat center!  We were delighted to know they had an organic farm which provided the fruits and vegetables used in the many delicious recipes they served. Also, you cannot imagine the joy of drinking fresh clean pure water from their deep well of spring water…coming from the tap!  This retreat was truly living, for a moment in time, close to nature…. and close to God. Having the gift of being in the beautiful auric field of Mohanji and experiencing his emanation of pure love was the nourishment that fed our souls.  

The peaceful setting of this truly marvelous retreat center set the tone for the wealth of wisdom we received from Mohanji. Each Satsang, covered many topics and we experienced the pleasure of being with a real spiritual master who is so humble. He said that, rather than creating devotees, his mission is really to create Masters. There is no doubt that he empowered everyone who attended to be a better person in every regard and to progress with more awareness on the spiritual path.  

Following Mohanji’s spiritual philosophy, we will have a more harmonious, loving, compassionate and peaceful world if we each can focus on observing our own behavior, living more consciously, not criticizing others and accepting ourselves for who we are as Divine Beings of Love.

I left the retreat with renewed energy and enthusiasm to be natural, more accepting of others and to find ways of giving back to society, the earth and to its beings. This responsibility is sacred if we are to be co-creators in building a more loving compassionate world.   

I see now the value of a retreat such as this, to connect with nature and who we really are. Most importantly, I see the value of having a Guide like Mohanji to mirror for us how we can unfold the Divine qualities we were blessed with by birth…and, in turn, “Bless the World”. 

— Offered by Andra

The presence of God – Ketlie Laurenceau, New Jersey

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I believe when you are sincere, God will mysteriously show that He is with you. Going to the retreat wasn’t an accident.It was meant to be. When my friend Thea told us and with no hesitation I answered (we’ll go) my daughter Walda was surprised and she couldn’t believe it.

And meeting the Beloved Mohanji was the surprise that God had for me; seeing Mohanji I felt the presence of God, the electricity on the bottom of my right foot was intense and I still feel it when doing my meditation. Mohanji ‘s presence is still with me. I’m calm, happy and no more have anxiety. We must keep the faith and never doubt God or Our Beloved Mohanji.  Love, Ketlie.

While Laina and Ketlie were meeting Mohanji for the first time, Andra had met Mohanji in 2014.  The excitement and joy of all the participants, old and new to the M family, was insurmountable.  We will be sharing more experiences of the Virginia retreat soon.

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||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.

 

 

 

Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 1, October 2018

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“Om Parabrahmaya vidmahe

Shiva tatwaya dhi mahi,

Tanno Mohan Prachodayat.”

JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI.

On this auspicious day of ‘Dussehra’ (Hindu festival), which is also the 100th Maha Samadhi day of Shirdi Sai Baba, with deep reverence and gratitude to our Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji, we attempt to compose ‘Mohanji Satcharita’, which is a collection of testimonials as pearls strung together in the thread of faith, love and gratitude. These are the true experiences shared sincerely and honestly by followers across the globe.

A Satcharita is not just a collection of stories, it is not about the person who experienced it, nor is it about how big or small the experience was. A Satcharita is about the Guru and His leela – a divine play! 

Shirdi Sai Baba Himself has said about the ‘Sai Satcharita’ “Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self-realisation and bliss. Let there be no insistence on establishing one’s own view, no attempt to refute other’s opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject.”

Reading the Mohanji Satcharita would help us witness the divine at play. We believe, just by reading it, the reader will experience the same effect as the devotee who shared it. Not just in the present times, this will be an incredible avenue for future generations, to receive the same grace too.

It’s also true that naive souls like us have no wisdom or capability to portray the beauty and magnificence of Mohanji’s divine acts. Every such leela (divine act) has a deep purpose behind it. Hence, surrendering our ego completely, we begged Mohanji to help us put together this Satcharita

Mohanji blessed us, “I will help you.” 

We were not at all surprised but mesmerised by these words! These were the exact words that Sai Baba had told Hemadpant when he was going to write the ‘Sai Satcharita.’

Why did we think of contriving the ‘Mohanji Satcharita?’

Mohanji says, “The greatest teacher you can ever have is life.”

As we learn innumerable lessons and embark on this journey to realise the Guru within, the presence and guidance of God in the physical form of a Guru is invaluable. For many of us, with Mohanji’s presence in our lives, changes happened from within, changes from which there was no turning back. His presence brings intense joy and peace to the heart and mind. His love, compassion and words of wisdom give us clarity, removing doubts and fears, helping us move towards universal truths.

As unique beings, our journey in life is punctuated with interactions and experiences with Mohanji that are also unique. A great many of us have experienced Mohanji’s grace in many ways. When one surrenders with love and faith, miracles happen. 

Mohanji has shown us these miracles in many ways – through His divine presence, protection, fulfilling wishes, healing, divine visions, communion with Masters and life transforming experiences, to mention a few.

This is the first chapter of the ‘Mohanji Satcharita’ with nine such precious pearls. In this chapter, we have classified the stories into three categories:

 

Divine Vision

The Master works on His devotees in various ways. To an extent it depends on the way we connect with our Guru. Bhakti bhaav (devotion) and deep connection with the Consciousness invokes experiences in the form of visions.  Sometimes answers that we seek are also given through these visions. Experiences belong to the individual and the awareness of these helps us to grow spiritually!

1. ‘Eternal connection with Mohanji’ :  Thea Ivie, Sedona, USA, Feb 2018

This enlightening experience by Thea in Sedona helps us understand the way Mohanji carries us through the ocean of life towards higher levels of spirituality. The physical presence of the Master is not required and the only requirement from our side is acceptance of the Guru with faith and surrender. We become an empty cup which is filled with the highest by the Master and  an instrument through which the Master operates!

Thea narrates:

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From the time I met Mohanji in Sedona last March,  my spiritual growth has been extremely rapid.  

I am an old-timer on this path, having visited India in the 1960’s with darshans of Papa Ramdas, Ananda Moyi Ma, Muktananda and Karuna Mayi. 

I knew when I met Mohanji that He was my finishing school for total enlightenment in this life time.  I gave Him total power of attorney to complete any karmic residue in my subconscious. He said that I had little karma left (but what seems little to the Masters seems like a lot to us.) 

Mohanji has been doing His part consistently, as I have tried to do mine. 

When Mohanji gave me shaktipat during the Sedona retreat, I fell on my back to the ground (nobody was behind me to catch me). There was no way to break the fall as the energy coming from Mohanji was so strong. I saw many Masters coming through Him and knew that He was a channel for many Great Ones. 

As I experienced Mohanji’s energy more and more, I had visions of Rama, Krishna and Shiva coming through Him. At times, I felt He was my beloved Krishna, sometimes my Rama, and then Lord Shiva.   

I experience Him almost all the time, and know that His love for me is always there no matter what I am going through. 

I have recently become a Mai-Tri healer and the miracles have been tremendous: a man with an incurable blood disease was healed by Mohanji through Mai Tri Healing. We had three sessions of bliss and the man was totally healed!!!

I feel so privileged to be His instrument, and so grateful that this great Master came to Sedona to find me!!!! He said that He came for me. Wow! Thank God He found me!

The greatest gift we can have in this life is a Sadguru, and I do not take this great blessing for granted. 

I have experienced the merging beyond form at times, but until I am in that state all the time, I am holding onto those beautiful lotus feet in the form of Sadguru Mohanji. 

My deepest love and appreciation for such a gift!

— Thea

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 2. ‘The divine gift’: Kanika Gupta, Delhi, India. July, 2018

The love for the divine is enhanced through the gift of Consciousness Kriya, a practice bestowed on us by Parabrahma Mohanji, leading us on the path of liberation! This practice also intensifies divine visions and divine love in the practitioner.  Kanika shares one such experience of divine love which she has treasured since childhood.

Kanika narrates :

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I first set eyes on Mohanji in 2011. I faced a lot of ups and downs in my life during these years. One thing which I clung on to firmly during these turbulent times was Guruji, as He always held my hand. My learning so far in life is to have patience and firm faith in the Guru. The Guru always holds you through the good and the bad in life. Yet another big learning is to help people in need through Seva.

I want to share my experience which happened on 5th July, 2018 during my Kriya practice.

I lit a diya and started my Kriya practice. On completing my Kriya, I saw a small beautiful light and so I clicked some pictures. After a few days, out of curiosity I decided to have a look at the pictures of the light that I’d seen earlier. When I expanded that picture, to my surprise, I saw a divine face and immediately recognised it as the face of Santa Claus. Realisation dawned on the reason for this vision. Since childhood I have always admired Santa Claus; even now, I love to dress up as Santa Claus and distribute gifts to my family.  This experience through Kriya reinforced the love of the divine that has always been with me since childhood and continues to be. This unconditional love of Santa Claus that I experienced happened only by the grace of Mohanji, who has always held my hand during difficulties and good times too!

 Love you Guruji, Love you a lot.

Kanika

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3. ‘The state of expansion’: Subhasree Thottungal, London, June 2017

Merging with the consciousness and experiencing the true state of the Masters can happen during spiritual practices such as recitation of slokas and aarati with deep connection/focus and love. Subhasree shares this divine vision of being in the expanded state of Mohanji, our beloved Guru!

Subhasree narrates:

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One night, after meditation and Shivakavacha, we offered aarati to Mohanji. While doing the aarati, I felt as if I was removing ‘drishti’ off Mohanji.  (Drishti is an ancient tradition in most Indian homes where  a mother carries out a simple ritual of waving a lit camphor in front of her child to ward off any evil eye cast on the child).  As I stood with my eyes closed, I felt Mohanji was just expanding… getting larger and larger… it seemed as if I was at the bottom of some sea world and could only see one leg of the table (on which we had Mohanji’s photo). Slowly everything vanished… I couldn’t see anything, there was only vacuum…. and Mohanji had just expanded completely.

On completion of the aarati, when I opened my eyes, I felt a jerk and realised I was standing in the same place and His photo was indeed at the same place!

This was an amazing feeling.. I just didn’t understand what it was. The explanation for this vision came as below:

“This expansion is my original state.”

 I was left speechless with this communication and darshan from Mohanji in His original state!

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Do I need to expect anything further at all? This is the state of merging – merging with the supreme consciousness, the Shiva!

Gurudev, I have simply no existence. I exist because You DO!

Koti Pranam at your feet, Mohanji.

Subhasree

Life Transformation

A true Master’s goal is to lead us towards liberation which is also the ultimate goal of every human. The Guru may give us visions, experiences, and make His presence felt for us to seek refuge in Him. But it is left to us to transform ourselves  and walk towards moksha. This transformation or change is brought on by the Master to help us let go of certain baggage that we carry which may probably entwine us in karmic bondage.

The following experiences are shared by those who have seen major positive changes in their lives.  Mohanji’s presence has transformed their lives, bringing peace and joy to themselves and those around them. 

4. ‘Discovering the new me’: Dr Pritam Purohit, Pune, India, June 2018

Dr. Pritam beautifully shares the changes which happened within him after meeting Mohanji. The changes need not be through dramatic experiences or visions but could take place in a subtle manner. The learning from this experience is dropping the “I” factor and accepting everything as a divine command.  Read on and enjoy the beautiful but subtle transformation of Dr. Pritam.

Dr Pritam narrates:

 ms_ch1_pritam.jpgI have always wondered after reading the experiences of others whether I am connected to Mohanji or not. I came to know about Mohanji from Dr.Nikita, when my wife was undergoing some treatment. My wife became connected to Mohanji first, and started attending meditation sessions and other activities with the Mohanji family in Pune. I was indifferent to things as I was busy at work and  my mind was cluttered with concepts. However, I went to meet Mohanji in Mumbai at the earliest opportunity. This was in June 2017 and now in retrospect, I see that life has been nothing but a miracle ever since.

I used to be an angry person, dissatisfied with almost everything, annoyed and irritable all the time. Every night while going to bed, I would decide to be a changed person from the next day  but it would not happen, thus making it a vicious circle. Gradually it started interfering in my day-to-day functioning. I would crave for  peace of mind and not being able to  have it would make me jittery.

And after Mohanji’s arrival in my life, I have transformed; initially in a subtle, not so dramatic way and then completely. Everyone around me is surprised and so am I! There is a sense of calmness, especially in situations where I used to get agitated earlier. I have begun to see myself as a witness residing in a body rather than being only the body. I feel the emotions, but they have started to have a much lesser effect on me.

I am a physician working in a government set up. Every day, before starting my work, I would pray to Mohanji in my mind and surrender all I am about to do, to Him. And He takes care. I have started to salvage patients in a peripheral hospital, whereas I have seen similar patients dying in a tertiary care premier hospital during my training days. I do not take ownership of the patients, and manage the cases keeping Him in mind, many a time just on clinical grounds as my peripheral hospital doesn’t have any advanced diagnostic facilities. He would always be there and He would take care. Sometimes I would feel that I am being selfish but then I see Him in His photograph and He would be smiling back, giving me immense strength.

And yes, from a dedicated non vegetarian to being a total vegetarian, the transformation has been awesome. This is something that I thought would never happen.

I have not stopped having problems, but He has given me the power to face it all. And there is a feeling of His constant presence. No worries, no negativity… pure bliss.

With gratitude and prayers, always and forever.

Pritam

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5. ‘Being the consciousness’: Alex Sasa Glusac, Serbia, October 2018

Being highly intuitive, Alex knew deep in his heart that meeting Mohanji would be life –changing for him. That is exactly what happened when he set eyes on Mohanji and instantly connected with Him at the soul level. Everything was Shiva! Total silence engulfed him and this triggered the process of his transformation! Read on and experience the joy of this communion!

Alex narrates:

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I was somewhere in between the ending of earlier experiences and the beginning of new ones which were nudging me to Mohanji. Something inside me believed that meeting Him would be important. I admit that I am a sceptical person, but the last years have shown me that there is something more to my spirituality that was awaiting fulfilment, something really special and at the same time completely mine. I am not sure if  I would want to name it, but  if someone were to ask me whether I believe in wizards and fairies,  I would say – Yes!

Because of that I had accepted the idea and the call to come to the retreat as a guest and ‘sneak in’ if there was a chance… and that happened. When I arrived, I didn’t even sit down while waiting and then someone came for me to take me into the hall. And there He was! My first Shaktipat happened in silence in the hall in Andrevlje, where for the first time, I saw Him and the people who cry themselves out…  

I kneeled down and received Shaktipat, honestly knowing nothing about what was supposed to happen. I got up and lost myself in His eyes. Something formidable was shining out of Him.  A deep and intense silence filled me full of strength, but what seemed like an abyss, where all of my thoughts had stopped; Shiva, they told me. I sat on a chair lost in some space where there was nothing. Suddenly I heard my heart tingling and my tears started to flow. Those were the tears of a warrior who  finally after centuries of waiting, had put down his armour and recognized and heard himself. It was the beginning of my path with Him. I know I am missing words in explaining this experience but words do not matter any more to me. I know that I am changing and that Mohanji’s consciousness is inside me and building a new me.

I feel a joy in my soul which is expanding me and erasing the common games of power and proving myself to others. I feel that with every Kriya that I do, it connects me more and more to Him. I am becoming what I am; I am becoming the consciousness which is growing through Him. And I know that deep inside, this feeling of love and the feeling of Him, makes me divine. “Be Mohanji,” He said… 

O yes, I will be. Thank you!

Alex

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6. ‘In eternal peace’: Sara Sydney, Toronto, Canada, April 2018

One single step can bring on life-transforming changes within a person. Sara took the initiative and attended a POP session after which there was no looking back. She was hooked to the Master although she met Him much later. Once she set eyes on Him, the transformation was accelerated! Given below is an account in her own words about the step by step changes that took place in her life.

Sara narrates:

 MS_CH1_Sara.jpgI was introduced to Mohanji by Nilesh.  He had ordered some T- shirts through the phone to my business and when he came to pick up the shirts, I asked who Mohanji was.  Very lovingly, Nilesh explained to me about Mohanji and asked me to check the Power of Purity meditation online.  He even loaded it on to my desk top.  At that time, I hated myself and the world.  I kept it for 3 months not looking at it but was conscious of it being there. After 3 months, I called Nilesh and asked if he does the meditation he was talking about, and he said yes, come over on a Friday at 7pm.  I went with hesitation, not knowing these people and not knowing what it was all about.  I had a very warm welcome. I enjoyed the meditation and have never looked back.  On the first day, my husband had dropped me to Nilesh’s house where they were doing the meditation.  On the way back and also after coming home, he was surprised to see some changes in me.  He asked if I was going back the next week.  I said, “Yes, no one can stop me.”  He was very happy.

Mohanji came to Toronto in March and I went for the 1 day retreat.  That was the first time I met Him.  I was afraid to talk to Mohanji although He came and sat at the table where I was having lunch.  I was asking Him questions in my mind all the time He was sitting there.  I got most of the answers afterwards.  The most important thing for me was, from that time onwards, I stopped eating meat and fish, and stopped drinking alcohol.  Many more changes in me!

Consciousness Kriya has brought many positive life experiences.  I am more confident.  I am cleaner and clearer within myself.  There is always a white light within my body.  I don’t worry as much as before.  I give it away to Mohanji and leave it behind me.  I talk to myself more, analyse it and then try to forget about it.

In conclusion, I am a more relaxed person.  Much more calm, inside and outside. I am happier when I do my Kriya in the mornings before I start my day.  I have gained a lot of peace and happiness within me.  There is no holding back in this material world.  I am at peace with everyone and everything.

Mohanji says “When you connect to the consciousness through the teachings, then you understand the benchmark for it is transformation. Understand whether the teacher is transforming you. Making you more silent inside. Making you immune to the pleasures and pains of life. These are clear signs of transformation.”

Thank you Mohanji for everything that You have blessed me with.

Sara

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Divine Presence

Brahmarishi Mohanji always urges us to connect deeply to His consciousness and when we do He can be seen, sensed, experienced and heard in innumerable ways. Faster than the speed of lightning, the communication can be strong  and vibrant! Physical miles cannot separate a true Master from His disciple. Stronger the call, quicker the response from Him. Mohanji can never ignore these calls and gets pulled towards a genuine seeker. At times, He even anticipates these desires and rushes to fulfill them or makes the ride smooth for the devotees. A simple utterance of His name in earnest brings Him to the caller. It is then left to the seeker to realise the boon bestowed upon him.

7. ‘At the Nandi Hill temple’: Preethi Gopalarathnam, Mumbai, India, October 2018

This beautiful experience happened during a trip to Thiruvannamalai – Arunachalam with Mohanji – just after the Consciousness Kriya Intensive programme in Bengaluru in October 2018. The temple that Mohanji has never visited previously, in a period that Mohanji was not even in India, the priest mentions of Him being present. Not just being present but doing Abhishekam! This divine vision was mindblowing to the devotees, who became aware of this fact much later.

It has been our experience that during each event blessed by Mohanji, hurdles are removed just as the rays of the sun make dark clouds disappear. During this program too, Mohanji paved the way for a successful and smooth program along with darshan as required well in advance. It is our innate nature to assume that we are the doers in any situation. This experience by Preethi brings in the wisdom and reminds us that we are mere instruments in the hands of our Master. If we work with this awareness and allow the grace to do its work, success is ensured.

 

Preethi narrates:

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Let me share our experience at Nandi Hills.

When we reached the top of the Hills, the overcast sky signalled impending heavy rain. In fact, group participants asked me how we would be able to do Kriya there. I remembered all the past experiences where things like these cleared miraculously with Mohanji’s grace and replied that it probably wouldn’t rain!

Someone told me the temple we came up for was closed. But we decided to do Kriya either inside or near it anyway. Once we went into the temple, the priest ushered us in and took us inside the sanctum sanctorum. He asked, “Are all of you from Mohanji’s group?” We said yes and he replied that Mohanji had been here a month or so ago. In fact he said that Mohanji was right where we were standing and spent about half an hour doing Rudra Abhishekam. We were wearing our ID cards and hence assumed that we were thus recognized as Mohanji’s followers. We had an amazing darshan (view) and received prasad (sacred offered food).  The priest was very accommodating and in fact directed us to a place where we could sit down to do Kriya. Just to put this in context, usually devotees are not allowed to stay for long inside the sanctum sanctorum of temples in South India. We were filled with love and happily did Kriya inside the sanctum sanctorum. The priest later explained the significance of this temple. Yoga Nandishwarar is where Shiva is in Yoga form, completely in union with Parabrahma. We had a beautiful Kriya session and went to the next sannidhi (shrine) where Maa Parvati called Mukthambika was in a separate shrine. The priest said that one should ask Her for Liberation and when She blesses us, it’s guaranteed! 

The significance of this series of events  was huge, as we were a group of Kriya initiates and have taken vows to lead a life which would help us get exactly there! Once we prayed and did Kriya there, we noticed there was also a shrine for Karthikeya or Lord Muruga. He is considered the Gnyana Avatar (incarnation of wisdom) and I remember Mohanji saying Maha Avatar Babaji was Lord Muruga’s amsa (manifestation). I was elated as it seemed as if the entire Tradition had come to bless us. We then went to the Boga Nandishwar temple, had beautiful darshan (view) and did Kriya practice there. Just when we left the place, there was a light drizzle as if the Gods showered us with blessings and we  boarded our bus. No heavy rain, though when we started in the morning we were mighty sure we would get caught in a heavy downpour!

When I reached Arunachalam (Tiruvannamalai)  the next day, I shared with Mohanji that we had great darshan (view) in the temple the previous day and we practiced Kriya there too. I asked Him if He was there a month ago, and did the Rudra Abhishekam?

With a twinkle in His eyes He said, “I was not here in India, a month back, right?”

I was shocked as I then remembered it was true that Mohanji was not in India last month! I also came to know that Mohanji has never visited this temple previously. Then how did the priest see Mohanji doing Abhishek? If he has never met Mohanji, then how did he even recognsied us as Mohanji’s followers? Questions such as these were racing through my mind!

I also remembered my sister Hema telling me that there was a man who asked her and Nikolina to go inside. He spoke in English and said, “Are you guys not the new Kriya initiates, please go in!” How did he know this? My sister assumed I had spoken to some other people about Kriya, but I had not!

Only then did I realise that Mohanji had actually arranged for this even before we came. I felt various emotions then, including shame for thinking ‘I’ was conducting and arranging the program. He came ahead and ensured smooth darshan  (view) and treatment.

I also understood what He meant by,

“If you remember I will do the program, then everything will be fine.”

What a profound lesson! What a crucial and vital learning experience. I was so humbled and at the same felt at peace. As we go about our daily life (including volunteering work) we need to just remember that we have to make ourselves available and everything happens through us. I understood the significance of these words now. 

Thank you Mohanji for your kindness, and  for explaining this to me as You always do, ‘In baby food format,’ so that I could digest it. After this, my only prayer at every shrine is to help us stay in this awareness as we serve our Guru.

Preethi

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8. ‘Divine presence in any form’: Girija Thekkandy, Kerala, India, Sept 2018

As devotees, all that is required of us is to hold onto the loving hand of the Guru through the ups and downs in life with faith. The Master gently carries us through the journey, shielding us and showering us with His grace. Girija’s experience shows how  chanting the Mohanji Gayatri mantra as a silent prayer helped her and her daughter in a new place!

Girija narrates :

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I had moved to Kerala from the US this June, and my 11 year old daughter, my mother and I now live in our new home in Vengeri, Calicut. We have a 5 minute walk to the bus stop of her school bus. My daughter hasn’t learnt the local language yet, the walk ways are winding, the pick-up spot is at a busy junction and she cannot cross the road by herself. In short, she is completely dependent on me as she is new to the country. One day, I had to go for some errands, but the place I had to go to was about an hour and half away. I decided to walk with my daughter  to the school bus stop and thought to myself that I would  return quickly  before the school bus would drop her back after school. Unfortunately, it did not happen as planned. It started raining heavily (I had forgotten my umbrella) and I got onto a bus much later than anticipated.  Finally, the situation was such that it would  be  30 minutes before I would reach the bus stop to pick her up.  Time was ticking by and I knew that I would be late. I could not contact my mother at home, or anyone else  for help. I tried to contact the bus driver, but the call did not go through, most likely because of the heavy rains. I was frozen. I did not dare to imagine what could happen! I simply closed my eyes and started chanting  the Mohanji Gayatri mantra on the bus I was travelling on. To make matters worse, that day my bus did not stop at the correct bus stop! I had to take an auto. When I finally reached my daughter’s  school bus drop off spot,  it was still raining and was 15 minutes past the arrival time of the bus. But I could not see anyone on the road.

I called the bus driver and he said that he was still on his way. I was relieved and picked up my daughter from the bus. On our way back, I asked, “Why are you so late?” She said, “Amma, something strange happened in the bus. The bus was going through a narrow place. We saw a big snake coming from between the trees outside the bus, and climbing in through the open window near the driver. It was moving its head behind the driver’s head! All the children were frightened and started crying from the back of the bus. The driver didn’t know. When he looked back and  saw the snake,  he too  got scared. It took us around 40 minutes  to shoo it away and fix everything.  We had to wait  and that’s why we were delayed.”

Realisation dawned! I was speechless with wonder and gratitude as I understood what had happened. My daughter was asking me “Why you are not talking, aren’t you surprised? Do snakes often come into vehicles in this  manner  in India? This never happened in America.” That is true, this never happens anywhere! I could not speak at that time, but will explain to her the miracle that just took place, one day.

Pranaams (Salutate) to my Guruji for taking care of us by playing this leela (divine play).

Girija

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9. ‘Anytime, Anywhere’: Subhasree Thottungal, London, UK, August 2018

Our Guru’s promise that He will never leave our hand is proven time and again through various anecdotes. Connecting the dots related to a particular incident is what makes us aware of the protection and support given by Him. In this incident shared by Subhasree, this factor becomes evident as both, the person who was with Mohanji at that point in time and the person on whom the grace was bestowed were both aware of His presence by their side!

Subhasree narrates:

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I will share something that I witnessed, just as a mere observer…

This was during the London Retreat. I was serving Mohanji then. One afternoon, it was His rest time (He doesn’t really have any rest time…it is a time when He may just lie down, either talking to His people or checking emails answering the innumerable  questions of people etc. That afternoon, when He laid down and I was pressing His feet, He turned sidewise, and I noticed that His hands were spread ahead, phone and glasses put aside and in two seconds He appeared to be in deep sleep! I was stunned and wondered what happened, as He doesn’t sleep like this. My gross mind worried, “Oh Mohanji is so tired that He slept immediately.” Little did I know about the happenings unfolding at that time! I gently started pressing His arms and shoulders.

And to my surprise, His arms felt as if there was no skin, no muscles, no bones… felt like soft wool! Now, I was shocked. This was very unusual. I realized that something serious was going on! I have observed in the past that when Mohanji is working on someone, His legs, or arms become rock solid i.e. hard! This time it was the opposite, His body was as soft as wool; I understood that He was not present in the room! Later on, when I came back to give Him tea, He was already up.

He looked at me and said, “I slept immediately, right? I wasn’t here.”

I replied, “I know. Your arms were as soft as a pillow. This wasn’t normal. What happened?”

He then narrated the events.

At that time, someone in South Africa was in real trouble. The young daughter of a devotee was delayed in returning from a far-off place; the usual arrangement of pick-up had failed. The parents were unable to send the car and if the daughter had to wait for it, it would have caused more delay and it was risky. The parents started praying to Mohanji. Mohanji conveyed to them to ask the daughter to come back on her own and He assured them that He will be with her. The mother conveyed the same to her daughter and also asked her to chant the Mohanji Gayatri mantra while walking.

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However, the daughter just chanted “Mohanji” repeatedly. What she experienced was truly amazing. She expressed that, while she was walking through the busy road with so many people around, she felt as if no one was aware of her walking. She felt that some people did look at her but they looked to her side and a little higher up, as if someone taller was walking beside her! She felt as if Mohanji was walking with her. Finally, she reached home, safe and sound.

I understood that when I witnessed Mohanji slipping into deep sleep suddenly and His body becoming unusually soft, He had actually gone to some remote place in South Africa to walk the girl safely back to her parents!

While listening to this, tears flowed from my eyes. It was difficult to comprehend how much and in how many ways Mohanji was protecting so many people/beings all around! There was nothing to doubt, because I had witnessed what was happening to His physical body on one side. Our logical mind sometimes can bring in doubts and weaken our faith. But instances like these cause doubts to disappear! My head bowed with so much gratitude for the divinity of our Master, who is living only for all of us.

What we read in Sai Satcharita is actually happening in current times too. All we need to do is keep our inner eyes and ears open, our  faith intact, strengthen our conviction and surrender completely. Grace then flows.

Mohanji, aapki leela aparamapar( “Mohanji, your acts are incomprehensible”).

Jai Mohanji.

— Subhasree

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We offer this souvenir of our gratitude at the feet of Guru Mohanji and present this with utmost love to all the readers.

We are surrendering our intention of continuing further chapters of ‘Mohanji Satcharita’ each month, as the testimonials from devotees all over the world keeps flowing in.

We would like to conclude the 1st chapter of “Mohanji Satcharita” with this sloka from the Guru Gita,

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Shri Guroh paramam rupam viveka chakshushomratam,

Mandabhagyaa na pashyanti andhah suryodayam yatha|

Which means:

“The absolute form of the Guru is like nectar to those who can truly see. To those who cannot see through the veil of illusion, the true form of the Guru is shrouded, like the sunrise is to a blind man.”

Jai Shree Guru Datta.

Jai Mohanji.

— Compiled & published By, Mohanji Testimonials Team, 18th October 2018.

 

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A unique Kailash Yatra!

By Chakradhar Yakkala, Switzerland

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I am Chakradhar Yakkala from India, living in Switzerland. After reading the book ‘Autobiography of an Avadhoota’ last year, I got to know about Mohanji, and was keen to meet Him for the sole reason because He is an enlightened Master from my beloved Shirdi Sai Baba’s lineage. I met Mohanji for the first time in Slovenia in 2017, and received Shaktipat from Him. While leaving the satsang, I thought I might not meet Him again. Intriguingly, two months after meeting Him, I felt for the first time that He was talking to me telepathically. He said to me, “Come to Kailash.” I replied, “Yes, I will.” Then He asked, “Would you also come to Kailash if you lose your job?” I said, “Yes, I will come even if I lose my job!”

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Later, I said to myself, “Me and losing my job, impossible.” Afterwards, when I left for work, the first thing my boss said to me was, “Sorry Chakri, I am running out of funds, and I have to terminate your job contract!” This was highly unexpected and with just 6 months of job remaining, I had to really save money to be able to make it to Kailash. Two months down the line, I was very agitated one day thinking about what will happen to me if I spend all the remaining savings to go to Kailash, but was still prepared to do that. With an agitated mind I went to bed, and during my sleep at some point, I could see that Mohanji appeared and stood next to me. His body was only made of white light. I could see Him with closed eyes. He said to me, “Don’t worry, I will take care of you!”

An angel in our midst. In Limpopo.

The next day following the dream, I got a call for a job interview from who I hardly even expected a response. With almost no effort, I cleared three different phases of the interview, and they offered me a job! Things happened in the most miraculous way for me on my way to get this new job.

Since the day I saw Mohanji in my dream (as mentioned above), I never felt any separation from Him. As Mohanji says, “You will know that you are connected to Me when you don’t feel any separation wherever I am.”

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I could connect to Him from anywhere and anytime, and He would provide me with support. Only then did I become convinced that He is my very own Guru, always protecting and guiding me in mysterious ways. As He repeatedly mentions, “I always do my job,” I would say that it is 200% true, and He comes to you in the most unexpected ways because He is an ocean of consciousness neither bound by space or physicality.

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I applied for “Kailash with Mohanji 2018,” and my application was selected by Mohanji’s team. I paid the entire fee in advance, and was eagerly waiting to go to Kailash. Two weeks before my travel to Kathmandu from Switzerland for the Kailash trip, I was asked to fly to India a week before my intended date of travel, in order to submit my passport at the Chinese embassy in India for acquiring a Tibetan visa. To submit the passport 1-2 weeks in advance was a new rule imposed by the Chinese authorities in 2018 for the Indian passport holders who are willing to travel to Kailash. I could not prepone my travel and therefore, sent my passport from Switzerland by FedEx, a courier which usually delivers the parcel to India in a span of 24 hours. I sent my passport to an India / Nepal based travel agency that works with Mohanji’s foundation for organizing Kailash trips every year. Their plan was to get my Tibetan visa in 5 working days and return my passport along with the visa, which should reach me by post before my intended date of travel. Unexpectedly, my passport got stuck at the Indian customs for some reason and was not delivered to the intended receiver! I had to write to the Indian customs and had to make many phone calls to get my passport back, without being delivered to the intended travel agency. All my hopes to visit Kailash were shattered and I received my passport back without the Tibetan visa, two days before my already planned journey from Switzerland to Kailash. The travel agency requested me to come to Kathmandu, Nepal despite not having a Tibetan visa. They told me that they will try to contact some influential people who might help me to get a visa for Tibet.

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I then flew to Kathmandu, handed over my passport to the travel agency and waited for 2 days. They tried their best to get a Tibetan visa for me, but their efforts were of no avail. When my visa to Tibet did not happen, I went to Mohanji and said, “Father, they say that my visa is not going to happen,” and He simply replied, “That is because you are going to come along with Me to Kailash next year.” After sometime, I asked, “Father, where should I go now,” and He said, “You go to Muktinath and make the best use of that place.” On that same evening, all the people who were going to Kailash had a satsang with Mohanji, and He said to everyone, “Chakradhar will tell you all how difficult it is to go to Muktinath.”

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The route is Khatmandu-Pokhra-Jomsom-Muktinath. There are short duration flights of approx. 20 min connecting from Khatmandu to Pokhra and Pokhra to Jomsom. From Jomsom, one can go to Muktinath either by Jeep in 1.5hrs or by an 8 hour trek of 25km. Logically speaking, it shouldn’t be difficult to go to Muktinath, therefore, initially, I couldn’t understand why Father said to everyone that it would be difficult for me to go there. After reaching Pokhra, I waited for 5 hours to take a flight to Jomsom. All the flights were cancelled that day due to unfavorable weather. I thought of taking a flight the next day, but the airport authorities told me that the chances of planes flying to Jomsom the next day seem bleak.

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In the meantime, a woman from Ukraine came to me and asked if I would like to share a jeep ride to Jomsom with her. She also told me that she is a spiritual seeker, and was planning to go to Muktinath. I agreed and travelled by road with her to Jomsom. It took 12 hours to just travel 90km by road! It was the most difficult of all the journeys I had done in my entire life! 90% of the time, I was shaking or jumping in the jeep due to the nature of the route; the roads were also narrow and highly risky at many points. In addition, our jeep stopped at random places and at times either because there was a landslide or someone’s vehicle was broken, which blocked the entire route. That is when I understood the words of our Father, “Chakradhar will tell you how difficult it is to go to Muktinath.”

The next day, I wanted to trek from Jomsom to Muktinath, and the woman from Ukraine also joined me for trekking. On our way she said to me, “You know, I have been trying to connect to Shambhala Masters in my meditation for a very long time, and I got an intuition to make a trip to Muktinath. On the trip I will meet someone who will help me connect with Shambhala Masters, which will help me in my evolution.” In addition, she kept on referring to golden color all the time. I was extremely surprised and said to her, “I think I’m the one you are supposed to meet, and my Master Mohanji is connected to Shambhala and represents a lineage known as the Golden Tradition of Shambhala.” She was happy after knowing about our lineage, and I gave her a photo of Mohanji with the foundation logo. I felt extremely privileged that I became a part of Mohanji’s plan to draw a deserving seeker towards Him and our tradition.

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There are 108 sacred water streams in the form of a semicircle behind the temple of Muktinath. One needs to take a shower from all those cold streams, and then take a dip in the two ponds in front of the temple before going near the temple’s sanctum sanctorum for the darshan of Lord Muktinath.

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I took showers in all those streams on my first day, followed by dips in both the ponds around 3pm, and found that the temple was closed. No one around, I sat in the open in front of the closed temple to do some simple meditation. In no time, the temple guard came to me and said, “Please come sir, I will get it opened for you.” He called a Buddhist nun in charge of the temple, and she came and opened the temple just for the sake of my darshan alone! Although I was nobody there, I was given a beautiful darshan like a special guest, due to the blessings of our Father.

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Few days before I reached Muktinath, Mohanji’s team, upon his request, sent all of us a document of a highly evolved alien’s secret interview. I started reading it on the same day I got it, and went on reading all throughout my journey towards Muktinath. After my first darshan of Muktinath, I continued reading that document, and I came across a paragraph where the alien speaks about an advanced being from their race who came to our planet to fight dark forces and guide earthlings towards liberation. The alien says that the people on earth refer to that advanced being as Vishnu. In other words, the alien was talking about liberation, a word synonymous to Mukti; and it is talking about an exalted being who is often referred in the Indian languages also as Nath (other than the yogic tradition). The subtle meaning is that the alien is referring to Lord Vishnu’s role as Muktinath, and I ended up reading that paragraph in the village of Muktinath, after a few hours of having my first darshan of lord Muktinath!

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I was amazed at the timing when I came across those lines in the document, and my devotion towards Lord Muktinath multiplied 100 fold!

The day I reached Muktinath, a dog continuously barked standing outside the hotel of my residence that night for a few hours. I strongly felt like the dog was barking for me (never had such a feeling before). The same thing happened on the second and the third nights post my arrival. On the third night, I stood outside my hotel’s residence and tried to pet that dog, and it permitted me to do that effortlessly without any problem. I went into my hotel and came out after a few minutes with some cookies and searched for that dog. It was standing a few feet away from my hotel in the dark, in the company of another dog. I called it and took out some cookies, and it came to me running; surprisingly, the other dog ran away despite seeing that I was there with some cookies in my hand to feed them. I fed the dog to my heart’s fill, and went back to my hotel room. The next day I was exploring some nearby mountains along with someone from the hotel staff. While I was trekking, I asked my co-trekker from the hotel, if it is normal that some dog comes and continuously barks in the night outside our hotel every day? He answered that it is not so and he has been observing that phenomenon only for the past 3 nights (exactly since the day I arrived there). His answer confirmed my doubt that the dog had indeed come for me, and intriguingly, after I fed that dog, it had never barked again outside my hotel’s residence on any night since then, until my last day there. I felt then that it might be some karmic cleansing Mohanji had planned for me at that sacred place, which was reinforced to me later by a great being I met there, about whom I will mention later.

On my second day of arrival, I went to the room where they perform yagna in the premises of Muktinath temple. I expressed my interest to the priest in charge to perform yagna alongside him.

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He told me to come the next morning, and then asked me if I had eaten or not. I told him that I was planning to eat and requested him to join me. My plan was to take him to a hotel and feed him, but instead, he took me to his small ashram, offered a place for me to stay and sleep as long as I wanted without asking anything in return, and made some tasty chai for me. While I was having that chai and talking to one of his friends, he cooked for me; with the very minimum resources he had and offered me that food with all his heart. I was so touched by his love and compassion that it almost brought tears to my eyes. After I had my food, he insisted that I come to him twice a day and eat with him while he would cook for me. Afterwards, every time I met him, he would first enquire if I had eaten, then would joke about some random thing, followed by laughing and hugging. He was a rare being of pure and immense love, and I was so lucky and blessed to meet him in Muktinath.

On one of my days there, I did an arduous trek, and was very tired. I was on my way back to my hotel room after the trek, and came across a 60 yr old couple from India who could not walk up the hill leading to Muktinath temple. Due to their severe health complications, they were giving up. Although I was exhausted, I somehow felt like helping them to reach the temple of Muktinath. I started talking to them, held their hands firmly and walked along with them. I continuously tried to divert their attention from their fear and pain to something else by talking about random matters while they were walking with me. Whenever they felt like giving up, which happened multiple times, I gave them encouragement, and somehow managed to take them to the temple of Muktinath on the mountain, while holding their hands all the time. After they had their darshan, I brought them back to their jeep which was about to leave Muktinath. The husband asked me why I felt like helping them when I saw them. I told him that there is one lesson, which I absorbed well from my Master, and that was to always see what I could do for people around me in need, which is what made me come to you naturally without much thinking. That night, when I went to bed, I had a strong stimulation of my third eye that never happened to me before with such intensity. I felt like Mohanji blessed me immensely for implementing His teaching in a wholehearted manner.

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On my last day in Muktinath, I went to the main temple’s priest, and requested him to chant mantras for transmitting blessings of Muktinath to my biological family and Mohanji’s family, by telling the gotras and the names of both the families. After the temple priest finished chanting the mantras, I asked him for directions to hike up in the mountains beyond Muktinath. After explaining the route, he also told me without asking that there is a Swami up there living alone in the mountains doing his spiritual practices. I proceeded with my trekking as per the plan, beyond the temple, and I did not come across any isolated structure indicating the presence of any Swami up there. In the late afternoon, when I trekked back, I saw an isolated room like structure from a distance. I said to myself, if that Swami lives there, and if I am supposed to meet him, he should appear visible to me outside his residence. I saw him outside his residence in a minute, and I went straight there.

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He invited me inside his single room that had a cave like setting, and is located in the middle of nowhere. I looked into his eyes that were like an embodiment of stillness. He lives there and walks on those mountains barefooted throughout the year. I introduced myself, and told him that my Guruji had asked me to visit Muktinath, and that is why I was there. When I showed him the picture of Mohanji, he looked and paid respects to our Father in the photograph. When I sat down to talk to him, his first words were the following, “I was expecting you this morning, and even made tea for you. You did not even see me when you were trekking up, you just passed this way. I thought of calling you by shouting from a distance, but then I felt like I am not supposed to call you.” He then added, “You cannot come here without your Guru’s kripa, only sadhaks with Guru kripa can come here. Lord Vishnu Himself lived in this room and did some spiritual practices 2.5 million years ago. You can meditate and experience for yourself!”

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When I sat down and closed my eyes, it was so powerful that I was strongly pulled into meditation. I literally could not open my eyes, and had to force them open after some time (normally it is vice versa, I cannot close my eyes for long, hahaha!). By the time I opened my eyes, he made some sweet tasting tea for me, which only I had to drink. I then touched his feet and asked for his blessings, which he gave me by touching my spine in a certain way. When I was about to leave, he expressed his interest to also walk along with me down to the Muktinath temple and also further down to Muktinath village. I had developed pain in my ankles due to some tough trekking, which miraculously disappeared without a trace after that short time I spent in his residence! While we were walking down towards the temple, I held an umbrella for him while it was raining, and he was teaching me different things like a loving father.

I am mentioning here only the key aspects of our conversation. Without me saying anything about my spiritual practices, he said to me, “Sadhaks/spiritual practitioners can do any spiritual practice effortlessly except the one that is taught by their Guru, because when you try to do that, your karma comes in your way.” This was exactly what I was doing unconsciously (performing different spiritual practices except Consciousness Kriya given to me by our Father Mohanji) at that point in time! He then said to me, “Feeding dogs cleanses the inherent demonic patterns within you,” which reminded me of the feeding I did to a dog few days before, outside my hotel (as explained above). He walked barefoot on that difficult mountain terrain, and was a little extreme in dealing with himself; I thought of our Guruji Avadhoota Nadananda as he reminded me of him. He then immediately started to speak about the sadhana of Goddess Tara, which our Guruji Nadananda did (as mentioned in his autobiography)! He then asked me to buy him some cigarettes, and took me to the village of Muktinath. Out of all the shops that were there, he took me to one particular shop and said, “You buy from here.” I had a verbal fight with the shopkeeper of that shop a couple of days ago! I went to that shop and had to drop my ego completely in order to ask him for cigarettes. Also, the shopkeeper could not be angry with me because I was there with the Swami whom he very much respected. Therefore, we both had to keep our egos down and interact pleasantly in front of the Swami. After I bought the cigarettes and offered to Swami, he bid farewell to me with the following words, “Next time if you come here, of course only by the wish and will of your Guruji, please come and stay with me; don’t stay in these hotels!”

By the compassionate blessings of our Father Mohanji, I had such an amazing and spontaneous pilgrimage to Muktinath that will be etched in my heart forever.

Now comes the experience of Kailash. Two weeks after I returned to Switzerland from Muktinath, one night, I did my Consciousness Kriya and went to sleep. In my sleep, I felt as if I was lifted up from my sleeping spot, and I started travelling somewhere. In other words, my subtle body left my physical body and went on a journey. During my journey, it was indicated that I was going to Kailash. I was so excited thinking that I would get to see many beautiful mountains and lakes like Gauri kund on my travel. I saw none of what I thought I would see or was excited to see. Instead, after travelling sometime, I saw some dark hills, something like an abandoned place. Mohanji was standing there alone. In no time, I transformed into a tiny triangle, and merged with Mohanji at a particular point located on the midline of His forehead. After merging, He said to me, “You are in Kailash now.” Merging into Him was an experience beyond all experiences; it felt as if I ceased to exist as an individual person or entity, and only existed like some shapeless and formless witness. Next morning, when I woke up from my sleep, I felt extremely tired. Few minutes later, I could recollect the whole experience in my awakened state. Sometime later, I could also recall Mohanji explaining in one of His satsangs about Kailash, that the journey to outward Kailash is to reach the inner Kailash that is already present in every one of us. Father also mentions in that satsang that the inner Kailash is located between Ajna chakra and Sahasrara chakra, and the kundalini after raising beyond Ajna Chakra has to pass through that inner Kailash before it reaches its beloved Shiva residing in the Sahasrara chakra. In other words, Mohanji unified me into His own inner Kailash, which is a rare and precious gift that goes far beyond the power of my articulation! Such is the love of a true Master that always flows towards you like an infinite river beyond your imagination and comprehension, when there is trust that is firmly rooted in Him.

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Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji

My humble prostrations to our Father Mohanji, an embodiment of boundless love and compassion!

— Chakradhar

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