Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 4, January 2019

“Understand. I never leave anybody who trusts in me. Faith in God and Guru is the ultimate protection. Selfless Service is the ultimate insurance. Surrender with gratitude is the ultimate prayer. Remember this always. Doubts are your enemy. Confusion is what they leave you with. Alienation and separation from truth brings people down who doubt themselves, others, gurus, and gods. Stay with the truth. Do what’s right. Always be grateful. Always display compassion and kindness. The world is what we make it to be. Live compassion. Love unconditionally. Be Mohanji always.” – Mohanji

With our limited minds we see glimpses of the various divine dimensions of Mohanji and attempt to describe what we have experienced as testimonials/stories. These are expressions of pure love from devotees who feel Mohanji’s compassion, love and protection when they are truly connected to Him.

Mohanji says, “One of the basic reasons for our existence in the body is expression, so you must express. That’s the way you are. As you are, you express, that’s important, so you need to express yourself honestly, not in a conditioned way.”

With deep reverence, gratitude, humility and love, we offer Mohanji Satcharita 4 at the divine feet of our Guru, Brahmarishi Mohanji.

These stories when read with faith and conviction would inspire the reader to also experience the divine qualities of Mohanji.

In this chapter, there are nine more stories of Mohanji’s Divine grace & protection.

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Divine Grace & Protection

The following verse from the Guru Gita depicts the protection offered by a Master. Guru Gita verse 43:

Yadanghri-kamala-dvandvam, dvandva-taapa-nivaarakam

Taarakam sarvadaa padbhyah, Srigurum pranamaamyaham.

which means:

I salute Shri Guru, whose two lotus feet remove the pain of duality and who always protects one from calamities.

This Guru Gita verse rings a bell for every devotee of Mohanji. Being omnipresent, He is by the side of the devotee during difficulties in a flash. Numerous devotees all over the world have felt his presence and protection. He showers each one of us with His grace, whether we remember him or not. What is required from us is establishing the connection with His supreme Consciousness.  He, through his compassion and unconditional love carries us through the journey of life. In each of the nine experiences shared here, all experienced the unseen hand of protection only on retrospection. What appears as an individual incident actually unfolds with grace and protection of the Master. We need to surrender with faith and awareness and rest assured that the Master takes care of each one of us. Read on and enjoy these true experiences of people in various situations.

So here are the nine stories shared by devotees on how they have felt Mohanji’s grace and protection at different times.

1. Miraculous Hues In A Pendant: Ruby Nair, Virginia, USA

Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah!!

Jai Mohanji!!

During this Virginia Retreat in August 2018, we were introduced to various accessories: Mohanji Protection Pendants, Mohanji Protection Bracelets and Mohanji Vibhuti Boxes. As I am not a big fan of any sort of jewelry or accessories and don’t wear any, I did not want to purchase them.

When the products were introduced, I asked for the price and Mohanji casually and laughingly said “$100 for Ruby, since she is from NY.” Later that evening, I ended up buying two bracelets and did  spend about $100!

A couple of weeks later, I was speaking to someone about something random and the person suggested that being a Mai-tri healer, I should keep some Mohanji Protection Pendants with me in case someone with a need may come by. Around the same time I happened to chat with Manu about something else and he shared that he has been wearing his necklace pendant every day since the retreat but takes off the bracelet at night. So, I felt I should purchase the necklace pendants for my family as well. I decided to do this because the Mohanji Protection Bracelet was at my altar most of the time and I wore it only during meditations or when going somewhere special, since I didn’t want it to get dirty or break during my house work. However, the necklace on the other hand, will always be with me and it is small enough to not get in my way.

 

On October 4th, 2018, I received some Mohanji Protection pendant necklaces in silver, and as soon I got them, I placed one in front of Mohanji’s  picture on the altar, thanking Him for bringing them to us. I was just happy that I was wearing the necklace all the time now and didn’t have to worry about taking it off and getting it dirty etc. For the first two days of wearing the new necklace (Mohanji Protection Pendant), I felt very tired, exhausted and ran a low-grade fever. I found that few others who recently purchased the bracelets had experienced something similar in terms of energies, so I just took it as a sign of purification. However, out of the four members in the house, I was the only one to fall sick.

On December 1st, after about a two-month time period, I was just glancing at my pendant and I noticed how dark it had become. I was under the impression that silver never changes colour when it is on a person. So, the first thought was, “How is this even possible?” All the negative thoughts started popping in my head and in a confused state I went to my husband and looked at his pendant.

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It was not at all dark, so I just took the pictures of both pendants and sent it to Manu to hopefully get some clarity and find out if others who have purchased them had noticed something similar. As we were discussing the colours, Manu noticed that my Mohanji pendant, even though it was dark, had hues of violet/blue in the third eye, on the neck and on the shawl, and it also had shades of gold on it. In my husband’s pendant, it was as if the pendant itself had a golden tone with no other hues. It would have gone totally unnoticed if I hadn’t noticed my own darkened pendant.

I was reassured by Manu that he would find out from Mohanji and get back to me. So, the next morning I got three text messages from him. The messages were from Mohanji and they were as follows:

  1. “Purification. Warding off negative effects from the body.”
  2. “Colours signify presence. Golden is me, my tradition, sign of who is protecting.”
  3. “Plus, silver converting to black or any other color is normal.”

It was also mentioned in the text that when Mohanji was asked what the blue/violet tones meant, he just said welcome to my unusual world with the smiley face 😊

After receiving these messages, I was immediately calm and happy to know there was nothing negative about me that caused the silver to change colors. By speaking with Manu again, there was more clarity. Since I am a Mai-tri healer, the pendant was protecting me from the dark energies and I wasn’t even aware of it. Having this confirmation and knowing that I am always protected brought me to a safe place where I know I am carrying a part of Mohanji with me everywhere.

It is also very humbling to know how the universe works wonders and brings things into our lives to change, shape, protect, etc.

One thing I have learned in this journey with Mohanji is that whenever someone offers us any advice, especially from Mohanji’s family, it may seem small or insignificant or just crazy, we ought to listen. We miss a lot by listening to our minds. Sometimes just go with the flow as I did with the decision of purchasing the extra pendants.

Jai Mohanji!

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2. The ‘Light’er Effect: Mina Obradović, Serbia

One day, I lit the oil lamp in front of Mohanji’s picture, left the lighter on the table and started doing something else. I suddenly heard the noise of something falling to the ground behind me. When I turned around, I saw the lighter burning. Fear overwhelmed me as I quickly put out the fire. Mohanji’s picture fell right next to the lighter, showing me it was Him that saved me. I was terrified, but also filled with love and gratitude at the same time. I cannot fully explain the moment. It was just miraculous.

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The object falling to the ground was our God (Mohanji, Jesus or Buddha…) keeping me safe.

They have shown me one small way in which they are protecting me, but who knows what kind of things they deal with on daily basis for us? And still, they don’t ask for anything in return.

I am endlessly grateful to our beloved Mohanji, all the Masters, Gods and Goddesses for always being present and protecting me.

 Love to all.

3. The Miraculous ‘Impact’: Ana Raos, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I would like to share something I experienced today. I was on my way to Bijeljina, where Devi was conducting Yoga Nidra. After travelling for about 20 kilometres, I suddenly lost control of the car. Due to rain, the road was slippery and there might also have been some oil on the road. The wheels began to slide and the car rolled down the bushy hill, slowed down and was miraculously stopped by some thick shrubbery. My heart was beating very fast but I was not injured. There was not a single scratch or bruise, absolutely nothing. The car also was not damaged, without a scratch. A wrecking truck got me out smoothly from the shrubbery.

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I couldn’t make it to for the Yoga Nidra program, but I felt very, very grateful and blessed that everything ended like this. This is another proof of how blessed and happy I am to be under Mohanji’s protection. He is always with us. I also consider this as a gentle warning to drive more carefully and not to be in a hurry. Never again will I hurry. Thank you, dearest Father for your love and blessings. You saved my life – not only in this accident, but every single day in many different ways. Love you deeply.

Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji!

4. An unseen protection: Samantha, South Africa

We had just got back from our Rishikesh retreat and I was helping my son move houses. I had taken a picture of our Mohanji and Babaji with me for their prayer altar. While I was there, my son hung up a wall mirror on the passage way wall and an hour later we just heard a crash. The mirror had fallen and broken. I am very superstitious, but this time I remained calm and just said to them that Mohanji has a reason for it to happen. The following week, my two year old granddaughter ran into the same wall and hurt her head. Had the mirror been there, it could have caused a serious injury! When my son called me to talk about the incident, the first thing he said was, “You did say that our Mohanji had a reason when the mirror broke….!”

“When gratitude becomes the essence of our character, excesses vanish, ego vanishes and anxieties vanish. Gratitude supports faith. Gratitude provides equanimity. Gratitude reinforces unconditional love. If you have to choose one quality in life, choose gratitude. It is worth it. Everything else will fall in place by itself.” Mohanji

Om Shree Gurudeva Datta!

5. Grace of faith: Punam Kapoor, Canada

This was the time in my life where I (my soul) was supposed to leave this body to move on to the next stage in my soul’s journey. Due to this time period, my spine shifted, disconnecting from my vital organs. I felt as if I would collapse any minute.

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With Sai Baba’s grace, there was an energy healer with whom we made an urgent appointment for the same evening. It was praying for Mohanji’s grace. I called out to Him for help, as I had a sinking feeling inside. I could hear a voice saying, “Your work is done.” I had chest pain.

I sent an urgent email to askmohanji@mohanji.org asking for guidance.

The healer straightened my spine and connected my vital organs to the meridians which stabilized me. However, my energy levels were too low.

I called a Mohanji family member to send me healing and she reminded me that, “Punam you are a healer yourself, try healing yourself.”  That night, I sat in my puja room and prayed to Mohanji to give me strength and to heal me. Saying this, I put my hands on my heart and solar plexus chakra.

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After a minute, which I took to settle down, a strong but soothing warm current started flowing. This gave me the same feeling as Mohanji giving me Shaktipath. The next morning, I felt so much better and had the energy to go back to work!

 

“Faith leads. Faith soothes. Faith reinforces. Faith nurtures life. Faith elevates life. Faith stabilizes life. Faith Liberates man. Faith increases with experiences”

My gratitude and koti pranaams to Mohanji.

6. Protection from theft: Nazeema Botha, South Africa

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I would like to share an experience that happened on 31st October 2018 after Suvarna and I got back to Sandton from the airport. We both requested Uber cabs to take us home and the phone app located a pick up spot as they are not allowed to pick up at the station due to taxi violence.

We walked across the street to wait for the cabs to arrive and as we stood on the corner, a security guy called out to us. But I was hesitant, as number one, who knows if he really was a security person, and number two, I don’t trust anyone after dark. So I told Suvarna not to go as we didn’t know who he was and what he wanted.

We both stood with phones in our hands and checking the arrival time of the cab drivers. I was holding the phone with almost no grip; it was basically just resting in my palm. A few minutes later, a guy walked by and grabbed my phone, but it fell back into my hand! It was as if this guy’s hand was moved away from the phone, and it had fallen back into my hand!  A car suddenly pulled up, he jumped in, and they drove off.

I was stunned and shocked at the same time. But most of all, I felt the protection of our Guru. Thank you Mohanji for your grace and protection. Pranaams to your holy feet…

“The power of purity immunizes from the rocks and shocks of daily existence. The power of purity radiates. Purity empowers.  Purity strengthens. Purity liberates. It brings gratitude into existence.”

Jai Mohanji!

7. Divine Grace to Animals, the perfect example of Love and Compassion: Subhasree, London

Mohanji’s love and compassion for all beings of Mother Earth has been seen on many occasions.

Mohanji on animals, nature and compassion

https://qawithmohanji.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/passion-for-compassion/

I was fortunate enough to witness one such incident during my trip to Serbia in November 2017 and I would like to share it here.

As a part of a charity initiative, ACT Serbia brought  approximately a metric ton (around 2204 pounds) of  dog food and visited a dog shelter run single handed by a lady. More than 350 abandoned, now rescued dogs are sheltered there. Mohanji was with us during  this visit.
We reached the shelter and soon a little puppy walked up to me. I picked  him up and noticed that he was shivering.  I cuddled him. Comforted, he started licking my face and throat and soon buried his face in my arms and dozed off!

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Food bags were being unloaded and everyone was carrying them inside (including Mohanji).  I wanted to lay the puppy on the floor and join the group in their effort, but the puppy wouldn’t budge! So I continued to hold him while he enjoyed his nap! Mohanji noticed this, came near me and commented that the puppy and I appeared to  share a bond and a past connection; hence my trip to Serbia all the way from London to share my motherly love. We laughed, but deep within, I felt that it was true. I already shared a close bond with this puppy.

Mohanji then said, “It’s a very good dog. It needs a home. See if someone can adopt it and take it home.” At that point in time, I wished I could take him home! I have been resisting my son’s demand to bring a puppy home as a pet for years; now as I held the puppy, I wished to take him home! I even mentioned this to Mohanji, and wondered how difficult it would be to take him along in the flight. He nodded. I was determined to give him a home, even if it could not be mine. So I asked the volunteers. I even offered to sponsor this puppy if someone is ready to adopt. But unfortunately, at that point of time, no one was ready.
I kept holding him, wishing that someone would adopt him and give him a nice home.
Mohanji walked by again, this time he stroked the puppy’s head with immense love. He kept his hand on its head. The puppy looked up to him. As he placed his hand on the puppy’s head, he closed his eyes and slept, as if he were witnessing the divine energy that was flowing to him.

puppy3Then Mohanji gave him Shaktipath on his third eye. I was choked and teary eyed at this sight! I couldn’t believe the good fortune of the puppy. How fortunate was he to receive Shaktipath from Mohanji ! Even as an animal, his life was being cleansed through the process and it felt like someone very close to me was being blessed.  I was also amazed and filled with gratitude to Mohanji, for his unconditional love and compassion. It did not discriminate between  species, just as the sun shines brightly for all on earth. In the eyes of the Supreme Consciousness, Para Brahma, all beings are his creation and hence equal. Comparison and partiality lies in the human mind only.

Strangely after receiving the Shaktipath, the puppy woke up with a lot of energy and started moving around. He walked around me in a circle and then moved away. Mohanji said, “Look, he is doing a pradkshina” (circumambulation), thanking you and expressing his gratitude!” I realised all of us could learn from this little one. We left the shelter but my heart was with the little puppy. I wondered if he was going to find a loving home. After two days, I returned to London, my experience with the puppy still   fresh. I kept talking to everyone about him and hoped he would be adopted soon.

In a couple of week’s time Deviji messaged me, saying one of the volunteers (Spomenka)from Serbia went back to  the dog shelter and has indeed adopted the same puppy. Though Spomenka already had few dogs with her and had no intention of getting one more, she was moved when she heard Mohanji wants the puppy to get a home!

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I was so glad to hear that the puppy had found a home. At this thought, tears began flowing from my eyes with gratitude for Mohanji. This was no less than a miracle. He said this dog must find a home. He gave shaktipath to it. Few days later, he found a home; and in the home of a Mohanji devotee! Well I don’t know if I will ever meet the puppy again; not that it is important. Knowing that he lives somewhere in a safe home, comforts me.

Now more than a year later, I got to see the photos of the puppy, now known as ‘Zen’ enjoying in his home with mum Spomenka! The love is eternal.

My gratitude to Mohanji for spreading  unconditional love, enabling two very different beings to meet and share a few moments of unconditional love. The puppy and I enjoyed each other’s love and I treasure it forever. This is perfect example of the eternal love that Mohanji has for all the beings of Mother Earth. My heartfelt gratitude at the feet of such Master.

Jai Mohanji!

The link below contains simple truths as explained by Mohanji in his inimitable style, about animals and our relationship with them. More food for thought!

https://www.veganfirst.com/article/mohanji-explains-10-simple-truths-about-our-dynamic-with-animals

8.  Protection in all states: Sunita Madan, India

While we know about Mohanji’s protective hand shielding us always, I experienced it first-hand one night. Since 29th December, 2018, there has been a lot of turbulence in my life due to my ailing mother and her hospitalisation. I spent much of my time in the hospital. Yesterday though I was not feeling too well and I came home to get some sleep.

In my dream state, I saw dark energies coming towards me but before they could touch me I found myself screaming Mohanji’s name twice and instantly they disappeared. Then I found myself loudly reciting the Gayathri mantra. All was well and the dark energies also moved towards the light. 

The following question and Mohanji’s response are very relevant here.

Q: I dreamt of you, is it possible to connect with you even through dreams?

Mohanji : So any dream;  you interpret it as you wake up, “It’s a dream, I met Mohanji,” may not be a dream. It could be a connection which we had astrally.

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It was a truly amazing experience. I realized we are powerful because we have Mohanji. Nothing negative can touch us when we are connected. Complete faith and surrender are the only requirements. We are all blessed. Pranaams at your lotus feet. Jai Mohanji!

Here are more links on protecting ourselves from negativity.

 9. Grace at work: Surya Sujan, Kerala

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I met my school friend, Mohanji on 26th December, 2018 after 38 years. I am still in a daze that I was able to meet Mohanji, one, who I thought was beyond my reach. None from my school are able to believe this meeting happened. Since then many miracles seem to be occurring in my life! I would like to share one of them as below:

My senior officer, who I report to at work, was awaiting his promotion order on Jan 4th, 2019.  He found out that his replacement was a direct recruit; someone I did not know and one who was known to be quite rude, with no respect for age or seniority. Obviously, everyone in our office was dejected. I am the second in command in the office and I was also dispirited. I stay in Kannur and work in Calicut, which is 100 km away.  I have fortunately been coming in a little later and leaving a little early. Since I have a long commute, I was allowed this privilege and I must say I had become accustomed to this relaxed work ethic.  However, I suspected the new officer would not be kind enough to grant this privilege. I also dreaded working with him.

With all these questions and worries racing through my mind, I entered my room and saw a message from Mohanji , “Are you free to talk?” Mohanji had promised to call me back after our school reunion but had been very busy with his travel and work schedule. We started talking about various issues. Suddenly, my senior came to my room and announced that there was a new order intimating a change in the appointment of the person replacing him. The new person was none other than a friend from Kannur! I couldn’t believe what had just transpired! My anxiety and apprehension had been taken care of and additionally, I   had company for the long commute to work.

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How did this happen, I wondered! I was completely relaxed now. When I conveyed this to Mohanji, he just laughed. But I believe I know who worked the magic!

Faith is courage. Faith is strength. Faith is power!

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All the above stories with different flavours of Mohanji’s protection only indicate the one and the same essence – Omnipresent Mohanji is always available and provides the shield of protection to all His devotees when someone reaches out to Him through thoughts, prayers or even a physical message.

The next time you sing Mohanji’s Aarati, the following lines will show you how accurately these lyrics were created!

Sankatmochan bankar, dur dukh karna,

Swami dur dukh karna

Apne bhakton ka haath, apne bhakton ka haath

thame tum rakhna, Swami thame tum rakhna

Meaning:

Being the dispeller of danger, O Guru, alleviate our misery, and keep on holding the hands of your faithful devotees.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

— Compiled, edited & published by Mohanji Testimonials Team, 17th January 2019.

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The Saga of ‘The Blanket’ Seva

By Rekha Murali

Ammucare Charitable Trust has volunteers across the globe carrying out selfless service activities of various types to reach out to as many people as possible. Through each seva, volunteers have wonderful, transforming experiences. Two such experiences are given below.

Blanket distribution in Chennai

You are expressing your highest. Let that highest be compassion, selflessness, sharing and caring. Let those be your highest expressions on earth so that you have no regrets.” Mohanji

 

These words by Mohanji are very precious as this is what I truly experienced as a volunteer of Ammucare.  I have tried to put into words the actual incident which taught me so much.

With the onset of winter in early November, Ammucare India decided on a ‘blanket drive’ campaign to distribute blankets to the homeless. I dismissed the idea immediately in my mind, as I lived in Chennai: a place where it is hot, hotter and hottest! I spoke with my friend Kishore too and we decided that we would focus on annadhan (food seva) and not on distribution of blankets. While in a conversation with Soma Seal (President of Ammucare, India) for some other matter, I casually mentioned this to her and said that it was not feasible for the Chennai team to participate in this blanket distribution. She too agreed and asked us to continue with our other seva! I could not have been more wrong and so far from the truth of our Master’s plan!

 

During the first week of December, with gusto, Kishore, Murali (my husband) and I planned to execute our monthly annadhan. One pleasant and windy Sunday morning, we set off for our food seva for the homeless. We came across a group of nomadic people who had pitched a tent in an open area. They eagerly accepted the food served and in their strange dialect communicated to us that they wanted blankets for their entire group as it was very cold! Coincidentally, it was a cold, windy day and Chennai recorded the lowest temperature for the year 2018! Our hearts melted in spite of the cold weather outside and we decided immediately to procure some blankets.

This is how our blanket drive seva started. Promptly, we began making enquiries to procure cotton blankets which people could use throughout the year and not just for the few days in December. This had to be done immediately as it was the need of the hour! During the week, Kishore and I went around to different shops to buy blankets at a reasonable cost.  Finally Kishore zoomed in on one shop and we were able to purchase 25 good quality blankets! Feeling very happy, we decided to distribute them the next day itself to complete the seva. The urgency was because this was the first time that the temperatures had dipped a little and people required them now!

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Late in the evening, three of us (Kishore, Sreenivas and I) set out to distribute the blankets. We drove around for two hours and managed to distribute only 7-8 blankets! Some people even refused to accept the blankets. We also carefully looked for people who had no belongings including old women and men sleeping on the streets.  As we did not make much progress, it was decided that I would distribute the remaining blankets during the week as the other two volunteers were travelling.

Contemplating on the turn of events, I realised there was a message and a huge learning through this seva activity. One thing I understood was to be completely devoid of doership and operate with detachment and compassion. The entire seva was ordained through the divine command of our Guru and Master Mohanji! I was however curious about the outcome of this whole exercise.  In the meantime, during my Kriya practice, I saw a beautiful, green, single mountain peak and guessed that it was Thiruvannamalai (Arunachala).  I understood that it was a call to visit this holy place soon!

During the third week, Murali and I drove around every alternate night in search of homeless people. Once we went around the entire length and breadth of Chennai and managed to find only one man who was settling into sleep in front of a shop with a towel and a water bottle. During this week again, we were able to distribute only five blankets.

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I was not perturbed and felt that our destination was Arunachala! This was when the call of the Arunachala Mountain came true. During the last weekend of December 2018, Murali and I set out to the temple town of Thiruvannamalai.  After a parikrama of the holy mountain (girivalam), we went around the town distributing the blankets late in the night. It was extremely cold and there were lots of sadhus sleeping on the platforms along the parikrama path. Initially, we could spot only a few without blankets but later on late at night, we located many more sadhus sleeping bare on the platform with just their dhoti as a cover. The sadhus graciously accepted our offer of blankets and blessed us. As we ventured further, we saw a few people covered head to toe in blue plastic sheets and in deep sleep. I was not aware of who these people were but I just covered them with a new blanket and moved from one person to another. My eyes filled with tears as I experienced non-doership and the person receiving it was also unaware! What we plan and what is executed are two different things! Thus the 10 days of activity ended as a blissful and heart-warming seva in Arunachala, the Kailash of the South!

The next day, while returning home, I did identify a couple of sadhus sitting on the pavement with the new blankets. One sadhu with matted hair had the blanket next to him and was noting down something in a diary. On the way, we stopped to give some fruits and biscuits to an old woman. Suddenly, out of the blue, she asked for a blanket. As I did not have a new one, I gave her the one I had for my personal use. It was such a beautiful and blissful experience that my heart overflowed with gratitude for having been able to complete this seva with Mohanji’s guidance. Thus ended the blanket saga!

This entire seva was an eye-opener and helped me understand the true meaning of giving back to the earth! Sitting in my comfort zone, I did not realise the actual need of the people on the streets. During the course of the seva, there were talks about giving only to people who ‘deserved.’ The question that came up in my mind immediately was: who are we to judge?  Our duty is to give and those who need it will automatically receive. This was probably the reason why we were guided to the right people at the right time! It removed the remnants of doership completely and my heart was filled with only unconditional love. 

Seva is an inner call with immense benefits to the volunteer. These were the few key points which each of us can contemplate on:

  1. Selflessness – Through this entire act, Mohanji showed me how the hand that gives and the hand that receives is the only connection. Doership falls away and the true joy of giving can be experienced.
  2. Promptness – Any seva has to be done immediately and effectively. Although we scouted around the same day for reasonably priced blankets, we could not give them to the people who asked for them as they left town the next morning. However, the seva was completed in a short time and delivered to people who were meant to receive them.
  3. Conviction – This was clearly brought out through my inner vision of the mountain and the annadhan experience changed my thought process within seconds, giving me that conviction that the blanket drive was a necessity at this point in time.
  4. Compassion – When the heart is open, compassion finds a place in it.  All of us as volunteers are compassionate and that is what makes us swing into action immediately when required.
  5. Awareness – With unconditional love as the driving force, the entire seva was carried out with awareness and commitment.
  6. Gratitude – The gratitude that I felt at the culmination of the activity can only be experienced. This was a wonderful opportunity for self- growth and learning.
  7. Healing – It was a process of self-healing as with giving unconditionally, we shed a lot of our baggage and are on the path of spiritual progress

Needless to say, in all of the above, Mohanji’s loving hand gently steered us in the right direction, pointing us correctly to the people who were meant to benefit from this blanket drive. Not only that, Murali and I were blessed to visit a beautiful Vittal temple through Mohanji’s grace. It was an overwhelming and blissful experience where I felt one with the divine. This is how Mohanji showered His blessings on us.

Thank you Mohanji for the wonderful platform that you provide for these acts of giving!

Jai Mohanji!

Another Ammucare volunteer, Savitri also shared her experience of Blanket distribution at Shirdi.

Blankets for the special needs orphan children in Shirdi:

 9th of November is celebrated as Ammucare day in India and as ACT day in other parts of the world. Ammucare volunteers across India were doing selfless activities according to the needs and capabilities in their areas.

 For this special event, Savitri and her husband Jayasurya planned to distribute blankets at an orphanage of special needs children in Shirdi. When they went to procure suitable blankets, they realised that the cost was way beyond the budget! Immediately, Savitri prayed to Mohanji to help them and without any delay, Mohanji’s grace worked as a miracle! The shopkeeper gave them a discount of 50%! He reduced another 20% from the final bill, saying that it was his contribution towards the seva! The ultimate cost of the required number of blankets came well within the budget. 

After procuring the blankets, Savitri, Jayasurya and their daughter (a young Ammucare volunteer) reached Shirdi a couple of days before the 9th. Selfless service with unconditional love is one of the main pillars of the Datta Tradition and the grace of Shirdi Sai Baba is always seen for people involved in any seva activity. It was evident this time too.

 When Savitri and Jayasurya entered the Samadhi temple, they met Sulakhe Maharaj (the head priest of the temple). Upon their introduction as Mohanji’s devotees, Sulakhe Maharaj immediately gave Savitri a coconut and a flower. He also gave her a shawl and a flower and asked her to give them to Mohanji whenever she meets Him. Savitri felt Sai Baba’s blessings upon receiving these gifts for Mohanji and herself.

 Coming out of the temple, she immediately noticed on the TV that Sulakhe Maharaj was not sitting at the Samadhi anymore. It was as if he had suddenly appeared to give this special gift to Mohanji on the auspicious day of Lakshmi puja. Savitri realised that this was a special blessing from Sai Baba! 

 

 

On the following day, as planned, Savitri and her family along with other Ammucare volunteers distributed blankets to the boys at the orphanage. Not only did Savitri feel immense satisfaction for having met the needs of these underprivileged children, she also felt immense gratitude towards Mohanji and Sai Baba, and for the grace of the Guru Mandala! 

Mohanji cleared the hurdle of high expenditure, enabling them to purchase the correct number of blankets at a reasonable price and facilitated smooth execution. In addition, Sai Baba’s blessings came through Sulakhe Maharaj, who gave them the gift of a coconut, which is now a rare prasad inside the temple.   

The message is clear. Mohanji and Sai Baba have shown us how much they love people who do selfless service. Mohanji carries out every selfless ACT with compassion through devotees like Savitri. 

Mohanji’s New Year message (2019) sums up the entire act of seva.

‘If we ADD VALUE to the society, we have value in this life. In this whole life, it’s all about how much we can give; it’s not how much we can take.” – Mohanji

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||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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Mohanji And I ‘MET’

By Rekha Murali, Chennai, India

While contemplating on the various transformations happening within me and around me, there were some realisations on certain things, which I feel are very important. Each one of us has a deep connection with Mohanji but the way we accept it or sustain it is different. Some of us need His physical touch or presence while others feel Him within, being connected to His consciousness.

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As we connect, we become one with Mohanji! Even in this state, I sometimes can see the mind taking control, bringing in some negative influences through thought or word. The negative thoughts often come out of expectations. The question that came up was – I am connected to Mohanji, and with Him beside me what happens when such expectations arise?

Reviewing some situations in which such negative thoughts occurred, I realised it was ownership of the situation that gave rise to the thought. At the same time, Mohanji also takes care of me in such situations. Whatever desire arose with the ownership, He fulfilled it. Why does He do that? He gently assures me that I am not wrong in thinking the way I did and that it is ok to feel so. I am not taken to task by Mohanji for having such a thought and feeling low because of it. By fulfilling the expectation, (if it doesn’t harm me or others) He helps me to forget and move on. He solves these expectations through experiences, messages, or any which way He thinks is right. All that I need to do is be aware and understand the way in which the situation has worked out. Thus, He removes the negativities, bringing in a sense of calm and emptiness inside. He then works His magic to fill me in with what is needed for my elevation.

Mohanji just accepts each of us so graciously, expecting nothing in return. So, being aware when such a thought rises is the first step. The second step is to surrender the thought/expectation to Him. Mohanji then hand holds us through our journey with love and compassion.

So, let us surrender with faith and gratitude to our beloved Master. Let us hold His extended hand and be confident that whatever He does is for our highest good.

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One such incident where Mohanji lovingly took care of me and at the same time showed me how He did it was a huge lesson that I will cherish for ever.

Recently, I was initiated into becoming a medium for Mohanji Energy Transfer (MET). All charged up and excited, I was ready to act as a conduit for Mohanji in the weekly Power of Purity Meditation conducted every Sunday in Chennai, India. The POP that I planned to give energy transfer was to be held on December 2nd 2018, but of course, Mohanji had other and better plans for me. Here’s what happened.

Being a South Indian, I am fond of my morning filter coffee. However, as I strongly felt that the mind has to be controlled with immediate effect, I decided to stop the coffee overnight. It was also causing acidity in me. So on December 1st, I just didn’t have my morning cuppa!  All was well till lunch time, but developed a severe migraine at the back of my head and slowly the nausea and vomiting started. This continued for almost six to seven hours. The gross mind immediately told me it was the withdrawal symptoms of stopping my favourite black coffee. I silently prayed to Mohanji and I went to meet my family physician. But again, that was not to be. The doctor didn’t turn up. By then the vomiting stopped but the pounding in the head continued and I was exhausted. The head felt very heavy throughout!

As a regular Kriya practitioner, I somehow managed to do the 10 minute Kriya too (I had done one in the morning luckily) and hit the bed. My plan of going for the POP session the next day came crashing down. There was no way that I could attend the POP session and give Mohanji’s energy transfer, as I could barely stand up the next morning.  I listened to the craving of my mind and had a small cup of regular coffee in the morning thinking that was the cause for the headache. The gratification lasted for just about an hour. The pounding of the head commenced again (this time the side of the head) and I meekly climbed back into bed. I lay in that state the entire Sunday, praying to Mohanji and chanting the Mohanji Gayatri whenever I remembered. By evening, the pain subsided a little into a dull throb enabling me to complete my Kriya.

The pattern repeated itself again the next morning and I could not go to work. By now three full days had gone by. Gradually, I started feeling better. The only surprising thing was that I was able to keep up my Kriya practice. I continued taking half a cup of light coffee.  One thing I need to mention here is that I had very powerful dreams of Mohanji, snakes, blessings of Masters etc., in spite of the headache. Sleep was scarce but the dreams in the short spells were strange and powerful.

The 4th day finally dawned. The head felt so light, with just a slight headache remaining. I felt as if I had lifted a load off my head and put it down. I also felt unusually happy and with a skip in my step commenced my daily routine. I went to work and had a beautiful day. I thanked Mohanji sincerely and went about my work, having avoided medication. Little did I understand what My Guru in all His love and compassion had planned for me. In the meantime, there was severe pain in the left shoulder and the nape of my neck. I just ignored it, confident that Mohanji was working on me and continued with my routine.

The headache was like wearing a crown, with slight heaviness around the head. In spite of this, my Kriya sessions were very powerful, and my entire body would pulsate with energy while doing Kriya. The region of the forehead, eyes and face would throb and I could sense the pulse in every part of my body. It was as though the region around the Ajna chakra and above were activated. I still didn’t realise the impact of what Mohanji was doing for me. I loved the sensations, thanked the Masters and stuck to my practice. This continued the whole of the previous week. A lot of pent up emotions were also surfacing and I would be in tears while doing Kriya and the breathing would  accelerate.

Soon, my friend Revathy asked me about our plan for doing a 360 degree meditation together. We decided to conduct it on 7th December and I quickly posted an invite in the Chennai group. Before I knew it, seven of us met at my place for the meditation including two new comers.  By then I felt it was the right time to do Mohanji’s Energy Transfer for the participants and surrendered the intention to Mohanji. I did the Gayathri, sought His blessings, and we commenced the meditation at the appointed time.

The entire meditation session was highly charged and the room was filled with Mohanji’s energy. Quietly, I commenced the Energy Transfer, all the time fully conscious of the fact that Mohanji was working through me and I was just a conduit. I felt such a deep connection as though I had just merged into His consciousness. Tears rolled down my cheeks, drenching me as I moved from one person to another. My whole being was throbbing with Mohanji’s energy but there was a feeling of calmness and bliss within me. My heart overflowed with unconditional love and compassion towards each participant. In an instant, I realised that this is what Mohanji feels when He looks at us  – He showers us with His unconditional love and blissful energy that makes us feel so safe and happy in His aura.  I could sense the energy flowing through my hands and out of me into the other person.   As though on autopilot, I moved from one person to another, not knowing what I was doing. I was aware of just one fact, I was the medium and Para Brahma was working through me.  The sense of doer-ship fell off completely as I stood overwhelmed, immersed in His energy. Once the Energy Transfer was completed, I sat down quietly and joined the meditation. My entire body was throbbing and felt so vibrant, but tears flowed ceaselessly and the breath began coming out in gasps. I realised I was also being showered with His energy and cleansing was happening. At the end of the session, each one shared their beautiful and powerful experiences and we wrapped up the satsang with the Shiva Kavacham.

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The story does not end here. I was blissfully unaware of the reason why things had unfolded as they did. The next morning (Saturday), I listened to the audio testimonial of Sujatha on my way to work. I was so overwhelmed and mesmerised by her narration and the sincere power of her words washed over me. Once it was over, I switched off all sounds for the rest of my drive, just contemplating on what she shared. It was then the moment of understanding hit me. Everything clicked into place. Tears of gratitude flowed and I really don’t know how I reached my destination that day. All the events of the past week came rushing back and they unfolded step by step. The reason for the delay in giving Mohanji’s Energy Transfer, my so called sickness and the final meditation session were all orchestrated by dear Mohanji! I was not totally empty as a channel for His energy to flow. Mohanji had to work on me overtime to clear and cleanse me, and prepare me to receive His energy. The migraine, the vomiting, the heaviness, all these were part of the cleansing process. I also realised that once the headache left me, I had a feeling of emptiness within me. I had just carried on with my daily activities with a sense of acceptance and calm. What kept me going were my sadhana practices of Mohanji Gayatri, aarati and Kriya. Mohanji kept me in that state – a state of emptiness so that I could carry out my seva activities too! He had kept me empty and connected with Him. I just flowed through the day not even aware that He was working on me! The pain around the head was also a clearing of the various chakras enhanced by Kriya practice. No wish is left unfulfilled by Him. All that is required is complete surrender to Him. He takes care of each one of us and does everything in a thorough manner. Every job to completion! Mohanji was DOING HIS JOB!

I am eternally grateful to you dear Mohanji. You are an ocean of love and compassion! Thank you for each and every blessing that you have showered on me and for being by my side every moment.

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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 Editorial Team

Machu Picchu – The Call from Universe

By Ruby Nair, USA

Machu Picchu, unlike Kailash, wasn’t a calling at first sight, but instead, it took over me by surprise and became a feeling which went deep inside that I must go there for whatever reason.  There was a lack of enthusiasm, and at times I wondered why I was even embarking on this journey. But I was going with the gut feeling that I needed to go there, and I must go despite all the apprehensions. Later on, I find out that many on this journey felt the same. It was a test I suppose.

One thing stood out to me was that in retrospect this trip was already a call from the universe which was put into motion last year.  Mohanji came to Virginia, the USA in 2017 and I briefly met him with the Peru organizer (Hugo).  Hugo mentioned “come to Peru, you will love it,” and my response was “Oh, they are planning the trip during school time so it will be impossible for me to come”.  All this happened within an earshot of Mohanji.

This year 2018, when the dates came out, I was surprised to see it aligned perfectly with the kids’ school time off, so there was a possibility for me to take the journey.  However, the cost factor after undertaking two Kailash pilgrimages was too much, so I again put off the idea.  As the months got closer and closer to the departure date, I spoke to a number of people and they all questioned me about going to Machu Picchu.  There was some mysterious force that just constantly nudging me to apply for the trip.  The cost was the number one factor for me, however, in the end, the funds came through somehow by the grace of the universe.

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Machu Picchu was unlike Kailash in so many ways. Kailash is enigmatic, quiet, huge and masculine in nature.  Machu Picchu was more of a gentle beautiful feminine energy, however dynamic in every way.  The beauty and the strength of the place are palpable if you are subtle enough to feel it, and in the presence of Mohanji, it was enhanced even more.  There was a time in my journey where I was sick all night due to having loose motions. The discomfort and pain left me to cry and worry all night. I felt as though I came all the way to Peru and now, I will not be able to complete the journey. However, as always with Mohanji everything is possible! Next morning with two hours of sleep, I managed to get up with the help of oral hydration and medicine was ready to leave.  I saw Mohanji and he looked at me as if he already knew what was happening.  He said not to worry he is taking care.  I knew what he meant because in a regular situation it would have been impossible for me to even move or even leave the bed.  However, here I was walking, talking, eating, and laughing, it was a miracle on every level.  Later in our conversation, Mohanji said that when certain memories or karma leave the system, the trillions of cells in our bodies let go and it must go through the body and come out.  I realized later that this was cleansing on a very deep level since I had received Mai-Tri healing from Devi the night before.

With two hours of sleep, I managed the climb to Machu Picchu and then walked down to the city of Machu Picchu all by foot without even using the bathroom facilities.  It was all due to his grace and love since I chanted Mohanji Gayatri Mantra all day to keep me safe.

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There were times during the journey where everyone was absorbed in having fun, laughing, giggling. It was unlike any trip I had taken with him. I only realized after coming back home that Mohanji had told one of the participants that it was his tactic to keep us relaxed so he can work on us quietly (distracting us).  His ways are so unique and subtle just like a box of chocolates, we never know what we are going to get.  For these reasons we embark on these journeys to spend quality time with him and shed the weight of many lifetimes. These moments are to be truly cherished! It’s always a mystery why we have the thought of such travels, but whatever the cause of the desire to do these things we should submit to it. 

Machu Picchu was a very relaxed journey and it felt like a dream where everyone was engrossed in Mohanji’s love and he was available for us.  Machu Picchu holds a special place in my heart from the people, food, tour guides, natural beauty and above all time spent with Father. 

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Upon returning, I spoke to another pilgrim and was informed that each person was handpicked by Guru Mandala and we were tested a lot before the trip.  In this confusion, some or most didn’t feel the desire to even embark on the journey as I mentioned earlier.  It feels surreal to look back at the time when I was contemplating on all the hesitations about going.  I am happy and forever grateful that I listened to my inner self and went.  Every step in the path of liberation is a test of faith and we may not even be aware of it.

Also, since returning, I have felt a tremendous shift in my energy which can only be felt and can’t be pinned down. The dynamic powerful motherly energy of Machu Picchu along with the blessing of father and grace of Guru Mandala it was an unexpected and blissful journey of a lifetime for me. 

Ruby Nair

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

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

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.

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Mohanji Satcharita Chapter 3 – December 2018

“Shri Guru Murat Manohar, Pranav Swaroop Sakhaya,
Kamal Nayan Sukh Dayak, Sakal Siddha Svaroopaya
Mudhan hoon Ye Janke, Bhaju Keshav… Putraya,
Maan Mandir Mahi Baso, Puran Roop Tu, Priyaya.
Jai Mohanji Aadi Shiv Shambhu, Jai Anant Kripa MahaSindhu,
Datta Svaroop Aanadi Kripalu, Jyoti Roop Tu Param Dayalu.”

This above verse from ‘Mohanji Chaalisa’ by Sanjay Acharya describes the divine form of Mohanji from a devotee’s heart filled with the nectar of love and devotion for Guru,

The meaning of this verse is as below:

“Thy pleasing form, O Guru, appears to me as the very embodiment of the holy Pranava (Om)
O lotus-eyed perfected Master (siddha), your presence is an assurance of bliss and joy
And so, O son of Kesavan, this ignorant fool implores you to
Please come and reside, in full splendor, within the temple of my heart.

Glory to Mohanji, of exalted state like that of the Primal Guru Shiva
Glory to You, O ocean of limitless divine grace
You are verily the eternal Lord Dattatreya Himself,
Most compassionate One, divine primordial light of Beingness.”

As Mohanji says,

If our aim is to reach God, just look within. Only when you experience God within, you can experience God outside. If you do not get to see God within, you will only see sundry forms outside. If you want to see God inside, you need conscious emptying, trashing of all kinds of internal garbage and coming into terms with yourself as the silent substratum that is the source of your experiences. When silence is established, which also means thoughtlessness, God begins to be visible just like sun sprouting out of thick layers of clouds. Eventually, when all clouds disappear, it is just sunshine. Only sunshine. Just God. “

With loving salutations and reverence to our beloved Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji, we offer the 3rd chapter of the Mohanji Satcharita to you. The Guru, the one who has experienced the Truth, the enlightened one, is described as a lit candle, who shows the way to the seekers of light. Unwavering devotion, selfless service and reverence to the Guru will lead us eventually to find the inner light buried deep within. It is said that the Guru within recognises and leads us to the Guru without, as both are one and the same.

In this chapter, experiences of divine vision, divine protection from theft and divine healing are shared by devotees who have experienced their beloved Guru Mohanji in many different ways. When we have firm faith, loving devotion and complete surrender, the presence of Guru is felt in every moment of our lives. May these loving sharing of experiences inspire us to dedicate our lives to the Guru and reach the highest.

In this chapter of ‘Mohanji Satcharita’, we are sharing nine stories in the following categories:

  • Divine Protection From Theft
  • Divine Healing
  • Divine Grace

Divine Protection From Theft

Each one of us has a personality that is unique. That probably explains why our experiences with our Guru are also varied. We relate the following stories of divine protection, each is unique and profound in its own way. Mohanji’s words, “I am always with you” gives us strength and confidence when we come across difficulties in life. He truly is with us, as can be seen from the incidents narrated below. All persons involved were able to clearly see ‘Mohanji in action,’ so to speak!

Mohanji on Protection:

Mohanji talks about ‘nagamanikkam’ – “When you realise that you are protected, you are liberated!”

1. A Miracle Beyond The Logical Mind: Yohan P, UK

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It was the evening of Friday, 26-Oct-18. After work, I went grocery shopping on my way home and used the London tube (underground).

The Jubilee train carriage was full with passengers. I placed my rucksack on the seat behind me and held the shopping bag on my lap. It was a typical highly pressured working week and I had preparations to complete for the ‘Day in Mohanji’s Consciousness’ event the following morning.  I reached home around 6.30 pm and played with my son. As 7.30 pm approached, preparation priorities came to my mind. Suddenly the thought occurred, “Where’s my rucksack?” I told my wife that I had left it on the train. Then came the questions, how could you forget, why are you so forgetful, what about the car keys, you’ve lost it etc.

I silently asked Mohanji, ‘I really need your help!’ An intuition flashed within – ‘Go to Stanmore Station which is at the end of the Jubilee line.’   I had alighted at the previous station at 6.15 pm, over an hour ago. As I was walking down the stairs, fairly calm, Mohanji’s inner voice asked me to be more anxious and act as if I’ve really lost something of value.
To my dismay, the Station Supervisor confirmed that nothing had been handed in by cleaning staff who would have been the most likely to spot the rucksack. I replied the train would probably have gone back to Stratford (the opposite end of the line & 27 station stops away). Nodding his head hopelessly, he added, “Let me try calling the Wembley train depot” and I wondered why call Wembley and not Stratford?

The Wembley Station Supervisor confirmed that a rucksack matching my description had indeed been handed in with car keys.  On arriving at Wembley and after verifying my identity, the rucksack was returned with all but some money missing. I asked who had handed in the bag, and response was, the train driver.

The next day during the Power of Purity Meditation, Mohanji appeared in my inner vision and showed me how His Astral body was ‘overlaid’ on the train driver, and how the train driver then proceeded to hand in the rucksack for lost property. The doubts arising in my mind vanished! When reviewing the contents of the bag, I was filled with even more gratitude.

In addition to the car keys, the rucksack also had the house keys, and the driver’s license with details of my full home address within my wallet. With Brexit creating economic uncertainty and fewer job opportunities here in UK, one can just imagine the potential dangers.

The analytical mind would call this a miracle.  Unbelievable!

Indeed, the Station Supervisor’s expression at Stanmore was filled with utter surprise when I returned back to thank him with the rucksack on my back.

In the realm of true Masters these happenings are common place. They dance beyond time and space in the eternal energy of timeless consciousness.

I’m sharing this experience as it’s certainly been a ‘darker’ period for a couple of years.  So I’m again reminded of the following:

  • Keep the faith.
  • Hold onto Mohanji (Guru Principle) like a baby monkey.
  • Serve using your innate gifts and talents like Hanuman.
  • Accept everything for your highest good and complete these karmic lessons.

I am eternally grateful beyond words to Mohanji and Baba. This incident is yet another example from the hundreds of other miracles that I’ve either forgotten or taken for granted.

Inspire others.

Love & Light – Yohan

2. Miracle During The London Retreat: Amanda Bevan, UK

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I thought, before any more time passes, I ought to share with you all a very interesting Mohanji miracle which happened to me during the London Retreat at Gilwell Park, on the weekend of August 11th, involving the strange disappearance of my beloved van.

 

I would like to begin by mentioning that the same day my shiny, silver VW transporter was delivered to me, last November, Mohanji appeared to me in a dream. He didn’t speak, but looked at me, bowed His head down and walked away. In my mind, I felt as though He felt maybe I had overspent and wasn’t too impressed.

As I was travelling down the M1 from Liverpool for the Retreat, I had to divert from my usual route on the M25 as my exit at junction 26 was closed due to an accident. I ended up in London Gateway services to charge up my phone as I was using it as my sat nav. I pulled up to a fairly empty car park, and parked as close as I could to the entrance as it was starting to get dark and was also raining. After around 15 mins of charging the phone, I felt somebody squeeze my arm and when I looked around, there was nobody there. I brushed it off as maybe it was the lead of my phone stretching over me and that was the end of that.

15 mins later, I returned to where I had parked my van, but it had mysteriously, completely vanished from the space where I had locked it up. All I had left were my keys, my phone and the clothes I stood up in. I knew there and then I was in for an interesting weekend. Luckily, my good friend Mark was able to come and collect me whilst I called the police and the insurance company.

We arrived at Gilwell Park before midnight and I went to bed in a state of shock but happy to arrive at my destination, even without clothes, toiletries and my vehicle. I was soon to be reunited with Mohanji after 10 long months! The seminar was amazing and I was donated some lovely new clothes by some very kind and generous people. I decided that I would not let the incident spoil my weekend and kept my faith that I would somehow get the van back before I went back north.

After 2 days had passed, and no news from the police, I thought I should think about getting a replacement van from the insurance. I was horrified when they told me this was only the case if my van was being fixed in a garage. As it had been stolen, I would have no replacement van. I suddenly felt very deflated but then out of the window, I could see Mohanji on the path in the distance. I prayed to Him, if He was really my Master, why would He let me go through all this hassle, cost me so much money and inconvenience just to be in His presence and I begged Him in my mind to find my van.

Within half an hour of having these thoughts, my phone rang and it was the police to say my van had been found. Dumped back at the same services it was taken from, but parked illegally at the opposite end of the car park from where I had left it. I was overjoyed and begged poor Mark to drive me all the way back to London Gateway, almost an hour away as I didn’t really believe this could be happening until I saw it with my own eyes.

When we arrived, I was amazed to see that there was no damage to the lock. I was even more shocked to see that everything was still in their places as I had left them. My handbag, purse and money, all still there! The police were quite bewildered as there looked like there had been no tampering with the ignition and the kind thieves had even locked it back up.

I’ve since found out how easy it is to steal a vehicle without a key from my mechanic friend. However, the biggest mystery is the fact that it was returned, undamaged. This caused little inconvenience to my weekend, although I’m sure Mark wouldn’t agree!

All I can say, is I know that this could not have happened without being in the presence of a true Master who has come here to teach us about letting go, acceptance, love and faith in Him. I have no explanation for where that van went nor who with, but it was surely a miracle that I got it back just in time to drive back home, filled with love and joy of a weekend I will never forget. Salutations to Mohanji.

Yours sincerely
Mandy Bevan

Divine Healing

Mohanji on healing –

  “When you have deep faith it can cut across karma and heal you”

 

We share below the healing experiences of three women.  While the reasons they sought healing are varied, just like each of our lives are, the outcome, the relief they experienced and the divine source of the healing are the same!

3. Healing From Pain: Shyama J, UK

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Mohanji’s love, compassion and protection are always evident, not just for us but for our loved ones too. My fifteen year old son had a dental operation under general anaesthesia a few days ago. The operation was a little more complicated than expected. After nearly twelve hours at the hospital, he came home in some pain and discomfort. As the anaesthetic wore off, his pain increased and he continued taking pain relief every four hours as advised.

Expecting him to get better by the third day, it was worrisome to see one side of his face swelling and a haematoma (defined as a collection of blood outside the blood vessels) developing near some of the stitches in the gum. In the past, whenever I’ve asked him about healing, he has refused, saying that he doesn’t believe in it. This time when I asked, he was in so much pain that he reluctantly agreed, but asked if it would work if he didn’t have faith in it. I replied that I had enough faith for the both of us and he didn’t have anything to lose by giving it a try.

We sat in the prayer room and after explaining a little about what Mai-Tri healing is and how it’s done, we did the healing. It was late in the night and he went to bed immediately afterwards. During the night, I woke him up twice to administer pain relief and noticed that the swelling had increased and his body felt a little too warm. Wondering if he was developing an infection and planning to take him to the hospital in the morning, I went back to bed.

Amazingly, when he woke up in the morning, the swelling had reduced and there was no temperature. He became better as the day progressed and was well enough to go to school the next day. He continued taking minimum pain relief for couple more days and recovered completely.

My heartfelt gratitude and love to Mohanji for taking care of all of us, as always!

Jai Mohanji!

4. Healing From Chronic Pain: Rekha Murali, India

Mohanji’s compassion has no boundaries. This is what I experienced in my initial interactions with Mohanji. When He says, “I am with you,” He really means it. These are not mere words; the extent to which He clears us, empties us of all the samskaras (impressions, karmic baggage) to fill us with the divine, can be realised only to a very small extent. For a gross mind such as mine to recognise this, it took two years! Koti pranaams to you, dear Mohanji!

Since 2013, I had been suffering from severe low back pain caused by a nerve prolapse requiring surgery. The doctor had warned me that I needed to be very careful and had put me on medications to prolong the inevitable. But there was a pattern to the pain. Every six months from thereon, it would start hurting and I would be bed-ridden for nearly a month, unable to take care of my basic needs. I was on alternate healing and allopathy during this time.

In 2015 I met Mohanji, and soon after started communicating with Him through chats. The following year (2016), I was bracing myself for another painful relapse of the back pain and it happened. I would just lie on my bed, crying and mentally pleading with Mohanji to remove the pain. Once while on a real chat with Him, I mentioned my condition to Him for the first time, and added that I was going wrong somewhere.  He said, “You are going wrong nowhere. You are right. You need to tame your mind which is over worked.” He added, “Connect to me more intensely. Leave your mind with me. And when you detach your mind from your pain, the pain will reduce.”

Although I knew that He was right, at that point, the pain was unbearable, and my mind seemed to take control. How do I detach from the mind, particularly when bed ridden and unable to even turn or move. It is then that the mind becomes over active and plants its seeds.

Little did I know then, that He had been working on me as promised and had removed a lot of garbage from the mind and body!

Soon after, Mohanji came to Chennai (where I live) and He sent word that He would like to meet me.  I still had back pain but could move around gently.  Luckily for me, He was staying at my sister’s place and my sister asked me to spend the night there too.  Surprisingly, I had no pain when I was in His energy field. I took His blessings and to my astonishment, I was able to offer my pranaams (prostrations) at His feet, which until that moment was an impossible task.  I assisted my sister with serving Him and spent a blissful evening. Again I was totally unaware, that He was working on me and healing my condition. The next morning again in a gentle and loving voice, Mohanji asked me how my back was. I was feeling so happy that I could not even reply and showed Him the thumbs up sign!  My heart was filled with gratitude and bliss.  He then left for His next destination.

Thereafter, I recovered completely within a month and was able to resume most of my other activities, including driving.  But the most beautiful part is that since then for the last two years, I have not had a single attack of back pain! In such a casual way, Mohanji held my hand, carried me through a difficult part of my life, and showered me with His healing, blessings and love. I am for ever grateful to Him. He taught me the biggest lesson in life – to let go of the mind!

Since then, whenever the mind takes charge, I try to push it back as His words resonate within me. “Pain is in the body. Suffering is in the mind. Why should pain affect the mind when your mind is connected to me? You can convert every pain to karmic relief by detaching your mind from it. I am with you.”

Jai Mohanji!

With immense love and gratitude

Rekha Murali

5. A Healing Miracle: Monika B, Serbia

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Today I feel especially grateful. Miracles do happen when you have faith! For a long time, I had a medical condition (I don’t like to use the word ‘illness’) for which the doctors said, “There is no cure and you’ll have to take the medicine all your life. But don’t worry it is not a deadly disease.”  I’m smiling as I recollect because what was said to be impossible actually wasn’t so! I sincerely respect doctors and traditional medicine; I really do respect their hard work and dedication. However, something in me refused to accept that taking the harmful medicine all my life was the only solution and the only truth. I tried almost everything and many times I was disappointed, but I’m grateful to all those who tried to help me. Sometimes, doctors’ voices were very scary, but even then I knew that something else could be done. I knew that there was something sitting inside of me that I had to let go.

Luckily, I was blessed to meet my Guru Mohanji three years ago who helped me to go deep inside myself, and to remove so many blockages. All the retreats, meditations, healings, visible as well as the invisible hand of Mohanji, all the techniques that He used helped immensely. They were there only to guide us to ourselves. He is just showing us where to look, but not what to see. And He never says that we MUST do anything. There is always freedom of choice, which I really appreciate. I only listened to my inner voice. One may call it intuition and knew that I was in the right path. I didn’t have any doubts. I am eternally grateful. How can I ever repay?! He told me “Don’t worry, things will be alright, I do my job.” I have always had faith in Him.

Every disease, when it’s already on a physical level, is only the manifestation of what was sitting inside of us for a long, long time. Suppressed emotions. If you don’t cure the root of the problem, the problem will appear again and again. I felt that was the only truth. And it is!

My intention isn’t to advise you to go away from your doctors and not take any necessary medicine. Even if you don’t have a Guru, the lesson that I learnt from our dearest Mohanji and experienced would be – listen to your body. Listen to yourself. Spend time with yourself. Get to know yourself. There is something sitting inside you… maybe it is anger, hatred, sorrow, pains from the past, guilt… Find it, face it, and let it go… Don’t run away from it, it won’t go. How you feel IS important. Emotional health is directly linked to physical health. Be positive but don’t be ‘artificially’ positive. Keep emptying yourself from all the negative things that are sitting inside you and making you sick, although it takes time and effort. Love yourself and do not give up!

Mohanji’s compassionate nature and healing energy has helped many and continues to do so, even as we read this blog. Being aware of the same and placing firm faith in Him can truly help us to lead fulfilling lives!

Divine Grace

All of us have desires on a regular basis. But there are some desires which the mind fathoms but cannot be verbalised. Many of these desires are linked to the divine or the Guru. It may appear to be an impossible task due to our conditioning but the desires remain. How can these desires be manifested? It happens only through the Grace of the Guru. A true Master understands the deepest desires of his devotees and satisfies them in unexpected ways! Mohanji, in his unpredictable style, has enabled deeper connections and faith through manifestation of desires of his disciples. Here are some wonderful experiences shared by Tayiji, Jyoti Bahl, Sanjay Acharya and Subhasree, in which through divine grace, their innermost dreams were realised!

6. The Divine Manifestations: Vasanta (Tayiji), India

Tayiji_1.jpg‘Mohanji Sahasranaamavali’ and ‘Mohanji Ashtottari’ – are the 1008 and 108 names of Mohanji respectively are written by Aunt Vasanta, lovingly called as Tayiji. Tayiji has also written ‘Mohanji Chalisa’ .

Tayiji and her sister lovingly called as Amma are very deeply connected followers of Mohanji. Mohanji respects them as His mothers and loves to spend time with them with their abundant love and caring.  Tayiji had a deep desire to see visions especially of Mohanji in His various forms and mentally prayed very deeply to Mohanji. Her pure desire manifested itself with Mohanji’s grace and she started seeing Mohanji in His various expanded forms. She documented this by naming the form of Mohanji that she saw, felt or experienced each time. This became the Ashtottari – the 108 names of Mohanji. As her experiences grew, this gradually expanded to become the Sahasranaamavali – the 1008 names of Mohanji. She was able to experience those forms (or states) because her deep surrender to Mohanji was such that she has ceased to exist as herself.

Mohanji once asked her why she was writing the Sahasranaamavali and Ashtottari for Him when it is typically written for the various forms of Gods (Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha, etc). Tayiji innocently but firmly responded that since Mohanji had manifested the various powers of God, then it should definitely be written for Him as well. Tayiji had planned to complete the Sahasranaamavali on her birthday (2nd December) and, on completion, informed Mohanji that she managed to complete it before her birthday as she had wished. Mohanji told her, “How can it be completed before your birthday? It will be complete before my birthday.” At that point, Tayiji did not understand Mohanji’s cryptic comment. Mohanji’s birthday (Feb 23rd) was a few months away. Subsequently, she went back to review the Sahasranaamavali and noticed that there was a mistake in the numbering and hence it was actually incomplete. As predicted, it was completed for Mohanji’s birthday. 🙂

The Sahasranaamavali and Ashtottari provide us a window into the stature of Mohanji and also bear testament to the Grace that flows when surrender, purity and faith flower fully in a devotee. We bow down to both the devotee and the Master and pray that we too experience and reach that state of unity that is critical for us to reach the hallowed goal of liberation.

We sincerely hope that the Mohanji Sahasranaamavali and Mohanji Ashtottari and Mohanji Chalisa serve as a useful tools to enhance our connection with the Master. They are available on Amazon and iTunes for your listening pleasure.

7. Mohanji’s Amrit In My Life: Jyoti Bahl, India

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It is only through Mohanji’s and the Guru Mandala’s immense grace that, in this life I am able to sing devotional songs in praise of God and the Guru. It is a divine blessing that I am able to compose and sing songs that expresses my devotion. In this journey, I surrender to Mohanji completely requesting Him to guide me through the entire process, whether it is writing the songs, setting it to music, singing and recording it. And as always, every single time, He helps me! Every time, for each and every song, when I sit in front of His photo, He lets the words flow, He lets the music flow through me. Many times, the person with whom I record my songs, is surprised to see how the music comes to me. He cannot comprehend easily how my Gurudev is helping me in creating these songs – the lyrics, the music, the rhythm etc. When I record the songs, I always keep Mohanji’s photo in front of me and everything flows smoothly.

One day, while I was practicing Mohanji’s Chalisa, my sister asked me to write Mohanji’s Amritwani.  I told her that this has to come from Mohanji and if He wants it, He will definitely help me write it.

I sat in front of Mohanji’s photo and He started giving me the words, which fitted the usual Amritwani rhythm very well. I was stunned when I read the lyrics, as most of the words were new to me! I realised, its only with the grace of Mohanji that these words came to me as the lyrics of Amritwani.

I know I’m nothing. I am not the doer. With so many obstacles in life and unfavourable situations, still the way everything flows smoothly, shows Mohanji’s grace and His blessings which is behind every single song that I sing.

A recent incident proves this, how Mohanji enables everything to flow through me while protecting me completely. It was the day when I was going to the studio to record Mohanji’s Chalisa and Amritwani. It was raining at that time. While I was climbing the stairs, I suddenly slipped and the file I was holding in my hand fell into muddy water. There was a photo of Mohanji in that file, which also fell out in that muddy water. I was in tears and was cursing myself to have let the photo of my Bhagwan fall into that muddy water. There were so many questions in my head as to why this happened.

During the recording, suddenly I felt a message coming from Mohanji, “You were going to fall from the stairs. I saved you by making my photo fall down.” I was dumbstruck! Oh, My God! We are not even aware of the risks and challenges that come our way, but Mohanji is there like a shield, protecting us every moment! It’s needless to say that if I had slipped and fallen down the stairs that day, then the recording of the Chalisa and Amritwani would have been incomplete! Not only did He save me from the fall, Mohanji helped me complete my activity too. Once again, this incident showed me, without Mohanji’s divine grace, I have no existence.

I also realise that the ability to sing devotional bhajans is part of my sadhana and seva in this life. It is a seva to mankind by spreading praises and devotion to the Guru. Hence, not only my Gurudev but the entire Guru Mandala empowers me to perform in this capacity. Not only me, but everyone who supports in this seva, also gets empowered, protected and blessed. I have witnessed this myself. The pure soul, who helps me in my recordings, is not a follower of Mohanji, in fact who had never any inclination towards spirituality and was bound by a bad habit of alcoholism, has shown tremendous improvement. This transformation is happening just by observing my devotion towards Mohanji and His protection and grace being showered on me. He conveyed recently that after the few recordings that he helped me with, he has noticed changes in his own family situations and he is coming out of his alcoholic habit. He started feeling the grace and blessing of Mohanji in his life too, even without meeting Mohanji! I realise that through recording Mohanji’s songs, he has established this connection which has brought so much positive changes in his life too.

My head bows at my Gurudev’s feet as I realise how His grace helps me accomplish my sadhana through my singing bhajans, and for blessing my life and others through His unlimited love and protection.

I would complete my experience through this bhajan that I surrender to my Gurudev

“Gurudev..Gurudev, Ab charno mein rakhlo mujhko Gurudev”

Jai Mohanji!

Jyoti Bahl

Note:

Jyoti Bahl has sung Mohanji Arati (female version), Mohanji Ashtottari, Mohanji Sahsranamavali, Mohanji Chalisa (by Tayiji) and many other devotional songs. You can listen to them on You Tube in the following links.

8. Mohanji Chalisa – The Flow Of Grace:  Sanjay Acharya, Toronto, Canada

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Jai MohanJi!

I recall the day when the journey of expressing love through ‘Mohanji Chalisa‘ started! It was around the last week of Guru Purnima Days in July 2016. I was sitting in front of Shirdi Sai in my home temple. Suddenly a thought sparked in my mind and I asked Baba Sai, “Baba, I want to write Mohanji Chalisa. Please give me an indication.” Immediately I picked up the Book “Shri Sai Geeta.” This book has around 875 pages. I randomly opened a page and it was the page of ‘Shiv Chalisa.’ My eyes started flowing! Immediately I stood up and turned on my computer. During those days Mohanji was replying to messages on FB messenger. I remember the date & time. It was July 27, 07:09PM.  I asked Him, “O Mere Guruji. O Mohanji. Hey Shivtatva. Mujhe Ashirvad dijiye (Please bless me) ..mai aapki ‘Mohanji Chalisa’ likhna chahta hun. (I want to write the ‘Mohanji Chalisa.’ Please bless me). At 11:47PM on the same day I received His reply, “Bless you. Tathasthu! It will happen. (The message was with a rose and love symbols). When I read the message, oh my God! I started crying like anything. With shivering hands, I replied to Him, “Millions of thanks” and I sent Him sastaang namaskar…..And the journey of Mohanji Chalisa began!

Now the real challenge! Where to start from? How to start?  Because He has already blessed, it started to work out automatically! I felt that it should have exactly the same format as the Hanuman Chalisa! Okay! That’s done! Now what? Again, Mohanji inspired me. I went to my friend Shaloo Prasad’s house. She had recently moved to Canada at that time! She was singing the glory of her experiences with Mohanji during her stay in Gurgaon, India. Suddenly, she said, “Sanjay, do you know, very soon Mohanji’s Ashtottari Namavali (108 names) is coming out.” Again, a spark in my mind!!! Later, I had Mohanji’s 108 names and that was the real beginning of Mohnji Chalisa. I wrote down a few names and with Mohanji’s blessings, I (HE) started writing His Chalisa! Honestly, only with His inspiration and His blessings was it made possible. I referred to Mohanji’s 108 & 1008 names, Shirdi Sai Chalisa, Krishna Chalisa, Shiv Chalisa, Sathya Sai Baba Chalisa, Datta Bavni etc. Slowly He created the rhymes and sequences for 40 verses.  Sometimes it took weeks to write just one verse. I used to sit for hours in front of Baba and nothing would happen!

Once it happened that I was looking for a 3 letter word with ‘N’ as a third letter in Hindi script! This word was to fit in the third line. Trust me; I felt as if I had gone mad, as it had been three months and I still hadn’t found that word! Frustration was building up. Finally, I got mad with Baba Sai and started crying! After 15-20 minutes of shedding tears, I was very calm. Then I randomly opened Pothi (Over 800 pages of Sai Satcharita)! And Oh! It was Das Ganu Maharaj’s story (Das Ganu Maharaj was writing and singing Baba’s glory) whereby he wrote a poem about Baba after a particular leela (miracle) of Baba. I found the word ‘Mudhan’ (ignorant)! I said, “Oh! Baba! Oh! Mohanji! …Thank you soooooo much…..”

FinallyMohanji Chalisa’ was completed. I offered the completed ‘Mohanji Chalisa’ to Mohanji through my friend Nilesh Parekh during His visit to Canada in March 2017. After two days, one early morning, I heard the doorbell! I wondered who was at the door that early. My wife Alpa opened the door and I was watching from the staircase. It was Mohanji standing behind the doors! As soon I saw Him, we both literally shouted “Mohanji!…..” I fell down three steps, with tears in my eyes! HE came to bless me! Late during the previous evening, He went through ‘Mohanji Chalisa.‘ He said, “Acharya (my last name), it’s amazing. Kuchh kam baki hai (Still some modification is required). Bless you.” Later on, With His blessings, the write up was completed. I sang HIS Chalisa, in front of HIM, for the first time during the Rishikesh Retreat in December 2017. He was so happy, that like Bal Krishna (child form of Lord Krishna), He said to Vanamali Mata that, “He (Sanjay) wrote my Chalisa.

At that time, there was another Maa Ganga (River Ganges) flowing through my eyes! He then asked me to record it with professional music. Finally, with His grace, ‘Mohanji Chalisa’ was recorded and was published on Guru Purnima Day, 27th July 2018.

You can hear Mohanji Chalisa on You Tube in this link.

I offer Him my sashtang namskar. I love you Mohanji.

Sanjay Acharya

9. The Music of Grace: Subhasree T, UK

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With my heart filled with devotion and gratitude for Mohanji, I would like to share my experience from the Retreat with Mohanji from 11th to 14th August in London.

Two days before Mohanji was due to arrive in London, Priti and I were doing some prep work together and she mentioned a song that Mohanji enjoys, and later on, she sent the link that Jelena had sung. I heard it and just fell in love with it! Next morning, I started writing a blog on an experience that I had a couple of days ago. While writing that blog, this song popped into my head and I started humming the tune, even though I didn’t have the words. I felt like listening to it, so started playing Jelena’s recording repeatedly. Suddenly, I felt like singing it. So I got the lyrics from the internet and started singing. I don’t know what made me record this song when I sang, ‘Garuda Gamana tava..’ I then sent that recording to Jelena. She replied, “You are ready to sing together with Father tomorrow.” Seeing her message, I burst out laughing…….I singing, that too with Mohanji!!! She must be joking! Little did I know that the divine sends messages in any form! I just didn’t recognise it at that time.

The next day, Mohanji arrived, my busy schedule started, and I forgot about the song. On the day we were going for the retreat, Shyama and I were alone for some time in the morning hours, preparing breakfast, when a discussion about the bhajan programme that we were planning during the retreat came up. Suddenly I thought – can I sing ‘Garuda Gamana‘ and sang it in front of Shyama for her suggestion. She liked it and said I can sing. So I kept that aside then, thought I will go with the flow, not sure if I would get time to practice at the retreat amidst my other activities. On the second day, I got an opportunity to be part of the bhajans. When I was about to start, I felt as if I was forgetting the song. Before starting, I conveyed my gratitude to Mohanji to have given me this opportunity to sing one of His favourite songs in front of Him and requested Him to excuse me if I go wrong, as this is a new song for me. I mentioned the name ‘Garuda Gamana.’ At that moment, I could see the spark in Mohanji’s eyes. Honestly, I was very nervous, worried about making a mistake in the wordings, pronunciation or forgetting the tune! In my heart, I surrendered to Mohanji and started singing.

I was sitting just below the platform on which Mohanji’s chair was placed, near His feet. Suddenly, within a few seconds of starting the song, I noticed, Mohanji bending towards me and signalling to me to show the paper (in which I had the lyrics written down), with a mike in His hand. Spontaneously, I got up, kneeled on the platform next to His chair to be close enough to show the paper to Him. He slowly said, “Let’s start from the beginning,” and we did! The song just flowed! Those few minutes, I forgot myself, where I am, what I am doing…all I could feel was divinity. My heart was beating fast, breath was racing, but words were just flowing out of my mouth in sync with Mohanji. When we finished, I didn’t know how to express my gratitude, I just did pranam at Mohanji’s feet. Deviji said, “One more desire fulfilled.” “This wasn’t even in my wildest desires,” I thought and said, “…..how can I even dare to dream this!” Nevertheless, this was true and it happened, beyond my expectation, whether I desired it or not. Jelena’s message to me came true.

When you get something that you wish for, you get immense joy. And when you get something, that you don’t even dare to desire, how do you feel? It is difficult to comprehend, right? That’s how I was feeling. No words to thank my Guru, who doesn’t need me to tell Him anything, ask anything. He not only knows my thoughts, but also knows what I need and gives exactly that at the right time, not before or after, not a second late!

I hope you can sense my feelings by watching this video, which is not a professional one, but I am eternally grateful to Priti to have captured this amidst that sudden surprise and excitement. I will cherish this experience and the video my entire life and beyond. Well, every moment with Mohanji is ecstatic and joyful, but moments like these are pearls that need to be saved in the memory box with utmost care!

Thank you Priti, for introducing the song ‘Garuda Gamana‘ to me.

Thank you Jelena, for teaching me this song by sharing the beautiful recording.

Thank you Shayma, for encouraging me to sing during our bhajan session.

Above all, thank you Mohanji, for giving me what you gave me…beyond words!”

I leave you all with the link of the video to enjoy the divine grace of Mohanji that has no limit!

With my heart filled with Mohanji’s grace and love, koti pranam at the feet of my Gurudev,

Subhasree

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The ‘Mohanji Satcharita’ is a treasure trove of true and sincere experiences as we journey through this life with guidance from a living Master. Each experience is a step leading us forward on this path of pathlessness, towards liberation. Sharing of these experiences helps others seek answers to situations that may be similar. It is the Guru who gives us these experiences as and when required. To such Guru, we offer our gartitude and leave you with this shloka from Guru Gita:

“Sosanam paapa-pankasya, Dipanam jnana-tejasaam,

Gurupadodakam Sanyal, Samsaararnava tarakam.”

Which means,

“The water of the Guru’s feet (has the power) to dry up the mire of one’s sins, to ignite the light of knowledge, and to take one smoothly across the ocean of the world. (Guru Gita Verse 13).”

— Compiled, edited & published By, Mohanji Testimonials Team, 13th December 2018.

|| 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 ||

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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.