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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Being with Mohanji – Retreat in Virginia, USA, August 27-30, 2018 : Part 2

This is the continuation of the experiences from Being with Mohanji – Retreat in Virginia, USA, August 27-30, 2018. You can read the Part 1 of this blog with collection of experiences here.

We continue to bring to the readers the ever-flowing gratitude in the form of testimonials from the participants of the Being with Mohanji retreat in Virginia earlier this year.

Speaking to Divinity Itself – Rick Rosenzweig, Sedona

As a student of Ramana Maharshi’s teachings for the past 48 years it is new to be singing the praises of a spiritual teacher I have known only for a year. When I first met Mohanji in Sedona I felt he was looking right through me. Not realizing what I was missing, however, I did not attend the Sedona Retreat!

When Mohanji blesses us, it is not just Mohanji doing the blessing but Spirit flowing through him! In everyday affairs Mohanji seems like any one of us, wearing jeans, laughing and talking about mundane subjects. But when it is time for blessings, or when a spiritual aspirant asks him a sincere question, we suddenly get to observe the real Mohanji: a pure instrument for Truth to flow through! This is one of the great mysteries of Spirit…how we can be talking to our spiritual teacher as a friend one moment and the next moment realize we are speaking to divinity itself! It is like Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita!

 The retreat itself is a great privilege to attend, being surrounded by like-minded devotees and having a wonderful time learning, playing, exercising and of course eating delicious food. And yes, I gained seven pounds! In this retreat we were also blessed to be able to participate in a homa!

The most important events at the retreat are Mohanji’s talks and the question and answer sessions that follow. We then need to utilize what we learn (or unlearn) to help eliminate the ego, which is of course the chief obstacle to self-realization. It is also important to ask questions, because it is not every day we get to ask questions of a Spiritual Master and get the true answer.

The icing on the cake is the blessing at the conclusion of the retreat, which in our case was followed by joyful singing in a circle. Everyone I have spoken to received immense benefits from the final blessing. In my case the blessing bore fruit in the following way: During the blessing I felt frustrated as my ego was acting up during the blessings. I didn’t feel anything in the blessing and consequently forgot to look into Mohanji’s eyes afterwards. When I watched others getting their blessings I noticed that everyone looked into Mohanji’s eyes after the blessing and shared heart-felt smiles. This made me further annoyed with myself. I even said something to Mohanji about it later and he smiled in acknowledgement. However, a day or two after the retreat I noticed an increase in inner strength and confidence. This feeling has not gone away and is still unfolding. It shows that the powerful shaktipat delivered in the blessing is far greater than any petty thoughts we might be having during the blessing.

I love and appreciate all of you. Jai Mohanji!

Rick Rosenzweig

Miracles in Charlottesville

Lakshmi Nair, Texas

Many years ago, when I was looking for something, which I myself did not know what it was, I came across Mohanji’s website with His email address. I started writing to Him via email. I was so surprised when He came back instantly with reply to my mail. I am immensely grateful for what He is doing to help everyone especially people like me who is constantly searching. I kept in touch with Him via mails and via Prathibha who is close to Him. Also I started meditating regularly, but still I was not feeling complete. After about 5 years of wait, I was destined to meet Him this year when He came to US in Charlottesville, Virginia. Then began the miracles!

I began my journey to Charlottesville with a skeptic mind, to be honest, thinking let me give it a try. When I first saw Mohanji physically on 27th August 2018, believe me, I strongly felt I already know Him very well. The feeling was so strong that I started to think why I should even talk to Him since I know Him, but my friends were insisting that I speak to Him since it was the first time I met him physically. Ok, I did go in front of Him and I introduced myself with my name so foolishly …. It was joke! He already knew me and I am telling Him my name. Hahaha… :).

The next day Mohanji performed Homa and it was very powerful. After Homa my friends told me that my face had changed and that I looked lighter. Honestly, I was happy to hear that. I always wanted to look better 🙂 and secretly I knew Mohanji was working behind us to release us from bindings. I ran up to Him after the Homa and told Him these words exactly “I think I already know you ” and He said “Yes, it is true”. These words are still ringing in my ears and I was dumbstruck and went on a High but still confused. I felt closer and more comfortable with Him and I thought I could share my feelings with Him.

I had a number of questions to ask him and I had noted them all on my phone.

Just after this a little while later my phone just turned off and I couldn’t turn it on even after charging it. It just wouldn’t turn on in spite of charging. I had saved all my questions on the phone to ask Mohanji and I didn’t remember them. Later that day I had a chance to speak to Mohanji. This had to be spontaneous as I had lost my questions along with my phone refusing to wake up.

I was a bit nervous, I went up to Him and rattled off my entire life story like a small enthusiastic child looking for toffee. He tried to stop me, but I went on and on and on I said whatever I felt I had to say. I had some issues with my mom right from childhood and it was troubling me kind of very badly and I was not able to accept that. Mohanji was very kind and patient and listened to my blabber. At the end of it, He advised me. Honestly, I felt so relieved just by talking to Him. I felt closer to him, more love, and less fear. Later that night, when I went back to my room to sleep, I felt a strong presence as I closed my eyes. I felt Mohanji was there and I prayed for Him to help me. The next day, Oh My God!!! I was floating. I felt so light, so fresh and so much of peace that I looked at myself in the mirror and said, “I am glowing”. It was such an unexplainable feeling that I didn’t look at myself in the mirror after as I did not want that feeling, that glow, to go away. My friends at the retreat also said that I was glowing. That night I felt that all of us are one and this feeling was so strong and deep. The next day another other lady named Andra told Mohanji in the Satsang that she felt a strong sense of oneness with all others. WOOHOO!!! I had the same feeling last night and she just confirmed it. What I felt was indeed true!!!

Now comes the best part, when I reached home in Houston and charged my phone it immediately turned on!!!  This was so surprising. Why did my phone not work in Charlottesville? And how did it work here, when I came back? I think the answer is pretty straight forward. If it had worked there I would have asked Mohanji those written questions on my phone to Him and my talk with Him wouldn’t have been spontaneous. I would not have been able to empty myself completely.  This is my second assurance.

And now, comes the most unbelievable part! My mother unexpectedly called me two days after I came back from the retreat. She asked me what I was doing. I told her about my trip to Virginia and the homa and about the time we spent there. She told me that the week I was in Charlottesville, she couldn’t sleep. She lives in India and she said she was often woken up midnight thinking about me. She was crying over the phone and said she felt a strong sense of love for me. Now, I don’t know how Mohanji did this, but it was the first time my mother has spoken to me this way! Usually she is more like a teacher, but now she was speaking like a mom and this is my third assurance. What else do I need for confirmation about Mohanji’s love and grace. I am truly blessed and loved and protected.

Love you dear Mohanji.

Lakshmi, Texas.

 BE HERE NOW … WITH MOHANJI

Eos Yolanda, Sedona

In 2017, I met Mohanji in Sedona through Natesh and Monnie Ramsell. Their compelling stories and reverence for Mohanji aroused much curiosity within me. I went to two Satsangs, and a retreat. I normally don’t do such things, as I am very reclusive.

Mohanji’s presence left me speechless. I felt so much complete and total silence that transcended many planes of consciousness. The core of his teachings are the same teachings I have lived by in this lifetime. Those teachings were handed to me from Masters in spirit since I was a very young girl.  It was just such a relief to be around a human being that I resonate with on such a deep level. “Finally, someone really understands!” I found myself thinking that quite often. After the Sedona retreat, I connected with a few others in the area that also resonated with Mohanji. We started coming together for monthly Mohanji Satsang.

Fast forward to the summer of 2018:

I had a dream in which I was sitting with Mohanji on a picnic table that was in front of a building that resembled a house. He looked at me and said, “Why are you always so silent? You never ask questions.” I said, “I just like to be. That is all.” After I said that, Mohanji gave me shaktipat. It was an unusual kind of shaktipat. He was pressing his thumbs into a spot 3 inches under my left and right collar bone. The feeling was so intense, painful, and vivid. I decided to breathe through it, since something major was happening. After he was done, he took me to this brown cylindrical building on a plush green property. I heard a voice tell me that there is a message for me on the WhatsApp. I woke up from the dream in a startled sweat. I felt pain underneath my left and right collar bone from where Mohanji pressed his thumbs. I immediately sat up to check the WhatsApp. There were messages about Mohanji coming to Virginia. I heard the voice tell me to go to the retreat while I was looking at the message. That would have been the only way I would have attended. I didn’t even have the funds to go at the time, as I had just taken three weeks off for vacation. I have learned the hard way that it is just better to listen to Divine Guidance than ignore it, so I made plans to go.

At the time, I honestly had no idea why I would even go. I have felt so content and at peace with my life, as well as feeling content with the connection I have to Mohanji on a mental and spiritual level. Why would I need to go? I figured I would wait for him to show up in Sedona, even if that happens a year or two later. What’s the hurry?  I felt like he was with me all the time anyway.

Well, after I committed to going, I experienced what I would call the emotional cleansing of all lifetimes. At least that was what it felt like, I honestly don’t know. It lasted an entire week. I was grieving the deepest grief that I have ever felt in my life. I am so used to accepting all feelings fully by being in the present moment, so I allowed the feelings to flow even though I had no idea what they were about. I felt them fully. It was such a joy to be the witnessing presence to this unexplained emotion. After the seventh day of deep grief, I realized it was grief over the realization of believing that there is a such thing as a separate self all these years. I felt like I was dying a great death, the illusion of separation. I had wondered if the dream shaktipat experience initiated this situation. It was like dying the greatest death of all. I have always felt that we were all One on the planet, but that was just a concept in my mind it turns out! Otherwise I wouldn’t have grieved so profoundly for a whole 7 days like that!

After the profound grief, I felt profound awareness, joy, and gratitude. I also felt that whatever just happened to me, is preparing me for what will happen at the Virginia retreat.

I have always felt that keeping my mind in the present moment without thoughts of past or future would burn up karma completely. I don’t know if I have karma left on this Earth, but I also don’t care. I feel that the evolution of my consciousness will naturally arise without me doing anything but staying in the here and now. If emotions arise, I embrace them with total compassion. In my mind and heart, every moment is the best moment, even the uncomfortable ones. I came to this conclusion after having a very difficult childhood, as well as adulthood. One day I realized that the way out of suffering is through the suffering. Offering no resistance became my daily mantra. I watched how resistance creates more pain in people’s lives, as well as my own.

Over the course of many years I have noticed that many people around me struggle to live life in the manner in which I live it, so I began teaching them how. I am used to being a source of help for clients, friends, and family. It has always been a deep honor and gratitude to lend a helping hand in this way.

The Virginia Retreat:

I went to the retreat with the desire to just BE with Mohanji. I just felt like just BEING. That was it. No questions, no need for anything other than just BE HERE NOW with Mohanji.

Well, to my surprise, I left the retreat feeling like I knew absolutely nothing, but gained everything.

Every moment Mohanji began to speak during the retreat, I closed my eyes to stay present with the truth spoken. I felt the truth permeating every cell in my body. I found myself going into some kind of blissful trance in which I was no longer in control of my body movements. My eyes would roll to the back of my head, I would sway back and forth, and I felt my body jerking. I also couldn’t stop smiling.

This happened every single time we would get together with Mohanji. It would last the entire duration.

This trance state would build with intensity each day we were together. By the last day, my mind came to a complete and total stop. I began to feel such deep expansive freedom, and deep peaceful nothing. I lost the ability to see any separation from animate and inanimate objects. Often times I became the ceiling, the trees, or the couch. I became all the people in the room, or the city for that matter.

After returning home, the expansive freedom of being One life, One love, One heartbeat continues to strengthen, and deepen. I drive around the city, and experience 360 degrees of awareness. The more I experience myself as the entire city, country, world, universe, I feel more ever pervading bliss. I feel nothing but the deepest gratitude for Mohanji to exist as the all-pervading One Flame that ignited my soul spark. I feel endless gratitude. I had no idea there was a state such as this to exist in while on Earth. It was a good thing I didn’t have any knowledge, because it would have been thrown out the window to be replaced with experience. And the words I use to describe this state of consciousness that I currently have united with do no justice to it at all. All I can say over and over is Sat Chit Ananda. I didn’t even know what that meant. I looked it up, and that sums it up right there: Truth Consciousness Bliss. If you experience truth, and you are able to just BE with that truth, bliss is the end result.  So what is it like to BE with Mohanji? I think the Amazing Grace song sums it up:

AMAZING GRACE

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

That saved a soul like me.

I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved.

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far

And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me

His word my hope secures;

He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,

I shall possess within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’ve first begun.

 Jai Mohanji – Eos Yolanda, Sedona

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||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||

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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.

                                                                                                                                      

 

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

— Mohanji USA Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Avatar in Jeans and Sweatshirt – Laina Rey, Sedona

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Laina

 NOURISHMENT THAT FED OUR SOULS – Andra Baylus, Virginia 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— Offered by Andra

The presence of God – Ketlie Laurenceau, New Jersey

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

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

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

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||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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

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Guru Tujhe Salaam

— From A Devotee’s heart

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“Salute to you, oh my Guru” – is what this title above means. In all honesty, a salute,

a pranam, a mantra chant, a kiss on His feet or hand, is not enough to express our gratitude to our Guru, Para Brahma Mohanji!

Today, right now, we are sitting relaxed in our safety zones, in the warmth of our cosy homes, with our loved ones, thanking our stars to have Guru Mohanji in our lives. All this has been possible because He is out there, collecting all our problems, dangers, threats to our lives and taking on most of our baggage.

Our Guru, the true Avadhoota, the Avadhoota in jeans, is walking along the long, treacherous and dangerous path! Gathering all our baggage, putting them on His shoulders, He is walking on that path, so that we stay safe! Being inside the unconquerable fort, with the safe cordon of His protection, we are forgetting the truth of our existence, while He is guarding us from outside the fort!

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Yes. It is true. It is true that Mohanji, the Master is carrying the burden of all our baggage without bothering about His own discomfort or even threats to His life! Haven’t we seen this happening time and again? Or do we conveniently choose to ignore! Whether we realise, whether we care or not, He stays unperturbed and keeps doing what He has to do. So here is one more incident to add to our realisation of how our Guru does not hesitate even an iota to take on lots of garbage from us even if He has to face disaster.

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Rishikesh retreat was finishing. On the last day, on 21st September, Mohanji started a sacred Homa ceremony with deep respect and reverence in front of all. There were energies and divine signs of deities present at the Homa when they were invoked. Deities are representations of energies of a particular density and intensity. When invoked in a particular way, they come. Lord Dattatreya Himself was the principal deity helping with the sacred Homa.

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Everyone who attended this Homa ceremony offered dry coconuts without the outer shells. This is a symbol of bringing out all compelling negativities from them on to the coconuts. The coconuts becomes heavier as people download their baggage on to them. As a loyal servant of nature, the coconuts absorb all that is given. Then the Homa Agni (fire) burns the coconuts completely and dissolves the negativities. The Homa Agni is very sacred and powerful!

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Usually, as we all know, the dry coconut without its shell does not take much time to burn. Here, some coconuts did not burn for 15 hours, even after delivering almost two bags of stable Himalayan firewood into the fire! Finally, Indra Dev had to bring rain to calm Agni Dev! This simply signifies the amount of negativities that people might have been carrying unknowingly. The Homa and the burning of the coconuts have made each individual lighter.

However, all this takes a toll on Mohanji’s physical form. Some of the negativity goes through His body. That is why Mohanji has stopped doing Homas personally since 2016.

If this wasn’t enough, Mohanji had to come in front to fight with this invisible demon so that HIS FAMILY stays safe! Here is an account of what happened the next day (22nd September)!

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Mohanji was travelling to Badrinath in a car, along with Rajesh and Sanya. This is the car that was used all through the retreat and Mamu was constantly travelling in it. The driver of this car was a very efficient driver too. There were no complications in the car at all before this journey to Badrinath started.

Driving on the narrow roads in the high altitude hilly terrain, the driver stops the car at a pass on the side to give way to another vehicle. Exactly at that time, the axle of the car breaks. Following that, both the brakes fail too. Rajesh and Sanya went out of the car. Mohanji was still inside the car when it slides down to rest on one side of the road backed up by stones to still its movement. At that point, one tyre also comes out! This was more than enough to cause a disaster if the car was running on the road. With whatever speed, at that altitude, the car and its passengers would have immediately become history!

Everyone came out completely safe. Also, all the other vehicles including the bus and the rest of the cars carrying the entire group going to Badrinath had a smooth journey until Rudraprayag, where all halted for the night.

Can you imagine the reinforcements? Everyone was protected under the shield of Mohanji’s presence.

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Mohanji, Rajesh and Sanya continued their journey in another car brought by a driver named “Mohan” sometime later and reached Rudraprayag.

This incident reminds us the truth that when danger comes, Father comes out to face the danger Himself, keeping the children safe behind Him. We must not forget this at any moment. Every single breath that we are taking freely, relaxing, being joyful, is only because of our Guru, our Father, our Mother, Para Brahma Mohanji, is guarding us day and night, around the clock.

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So, is a salute, a pranam, a chant, a kiss on His feet, enough to show our gratitude? Let us ponder over this and keep reminding ourselves to feel our existence enjoying this incarnation in this beautiful world! We have taken a lot! May be it’s time to give back?

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“Help the helpless,” as in the words of our Master!

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Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji

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A Sojourn with the Divine at Machu Picchu

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Retreats are a time for rejuvenation and cleansing in the presence of a Master. This year (2018), the Mohanji Foundation has organised many retreats in exotic power centres all over the world, just to give us an opportunity to be in the energy of our Guru, Mohanji. One such retreat happened in early April at Machu Picchu! Read on and delight in the vivid descriptions/experiences painted by some of our family members – Ketan Patel, Arvind, Geetha Vasudevan and Vidya Iyengar! Ketan Patel’s detailed travelogue and events in the retreat will have our hearts yearning for an opportunity for a similar experience.

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By Ketan Patel

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As Mohanji says, Machu Picchu is a Shakti Centre. Couple of years back, a retreat in Machu Picchu was advertised by The Mohanji Foundation team but for some unknown reason, it was cancelled. Since then, I had a wish to go and visit Machu Picchu with Mohanji. I was lucky to grab that chance this year. My wife Manisha and I attended the Machu Picchu Retreat with Mohanji from 31st March – 6th April 2018. It was an experience of a lifetime. I have gone on numerous tours but this one was special.

From the time I commenced planning for the retreat, I faced a few hitches – which I thought was a test of my faith in Mohanji – I had to transfer funds in US dollars for the retreat. I went to my bank and did the needful. After a few days, I was told by the Peru team that the funds had been transferred in Swiss francs and not in dollars and that I was still short of 350 US dollars. I went back to the bank and told them about the issue. They said that it was not their fault and that they cannot do anything about it. I started praying to Mohanji to resolve this issue. I was kept waiting for almost half an hour after which to my surprise, the bank manager called me into her office and told me that as a special case, they would put the required funds into my account and would retransfer it without any additional charges. I had tears in my eyes while leaving the bank. I thanked Mohanji for taking care of my smallest wish. From then on, I knew instinctively that this retreat would be the best experience of my lifetime.

The day finally arrived when we started our travel to Cusco. We reached Cusco on 30th March 2018 and were greeted by Ananth and Rakshita from Australia, who were taking care of the whole retreat for Machu Picchu, making arrangements for our stay and looking after our minuscule needs.

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Cusco is a beautiful city situated near the Urubamba Valley, near the Andes mountain range situated at about 3400m altitude. It was declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. As advised, we had to get acclimatised to the low oxygen level which was not as difficult as it sounded. We had some cocoa tea and cocoa candies served by the hotel staff. After a day’s rest, we were fine and dandy. We explored the city on foot. The roads of Cusco are made of blocks as opposed to tar. The streets were full of colours of the Inca tradition. The shops displayed the goods made from Alpaca wool. The use of vibrant colours in their textiles showed similarities between the Indian and Inca cultures. After a stroll, we came back to the hotel.

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The day finally dawned to welcome our beloved Father Mohanji and Devi Maa. A group had gone to the airport to receive Mohanji and we were waiting in the hotel courtyard to welcome Him with a diya for aarti. The tour operators had arranged an Inca style welcome for Father by calling a tribal head and his wife, accompanied by a small alpaca. Once Mohanji entered the hotel courtyard, He was seated surrounded by all the loving people of the retreat. We simply dissolved in HIS love trying to absorb His energy as much as we could. There were tears  of gratitude among most devotees. Father interacted with each and every person, making them feel special. After having a lengthy talk with all, He retired to His room and we dispersed for dinner to be ready for our journey with Him the next morning.

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A sightseeing tour was planned with Father and Devi Maa on foot through the vibrant Cusco city. The tour guide explained the minutest details of the Inca civilization – how they had built the city with special stones and the intricate architecture. The whole group enjoyed the nearness to Father, with special explanations from Him regarding many aspects of life. The calmness of the place which, according to Him was the result of the water body flowing underneath the ground, was seen everywhere. Even the street dogs were calm and did not bark. There were numerous churches around the city. We also visited a small museum which depicted the Inca life, their animals and their traditions. Around lunch time, we retired to our respective rooms. In the evening, a small satsang was planned with Father.  As it was Haunman Jayanti on that day, Father recited The Hanuman Chalisa. We concluded with Mohanji Aarti and out of gratitude, one of the devotee sang a Guru bhajan for our beloved Father. Then the tour operator shared some information regarding our next leg of the journey which was a visit to The Sacred Valley of the Inkas and our two night stay at a very beautiful luxury wellness resort called Willka Tika.

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Next day early in the morning, on 1st April 2018, we started our journey in two different buses to accommodate our big group. After travelling through the mountains, we descended from a higher altitude to a more comfortable one. The sight was amazing. It felt as though ‘Pachamama’ (mother earth) was welcoming us with her arms wide open.  Our next destination was Awanakancha – the weaving centre. On the way to the weaving centre –  where the traditional weaving techniques were displayed using basic tools and wooden looms –  we saw four families of cameloid – alpacas, guanacos, llamas and vicunas. Alpacas have thick wool which is most commonly used, while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. We saw these four types of cameloids, learnt about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and had a chance to see native weavers from different areas showing their different weaving styles and dress. We also saw many different varieties of corn (purple, black, yellow to name a few) and also different varieties of potaotes (they harvest about 400 different potatoes in Peru). We took our time and enjoyed feeding the cameloid family and also visited the shop where they were selling all the products.

After our vist to the Awanakancha, we resumed our travel to Willka Tika Resort through a picturesque valley. On the way, we were taken to a sacred place of the Incas called Unu Urco or the watergate. It is a small confined place hidden between the mountains. Our tour guide Martin, who also happens to be a spiritual healer, explained to us the importance of the place. It was a snake like structure formed in the rock (though Father compared it to the yoni and kundalini shakti). Our group was given a special flora scented water to be rubbed on our hands and then smell it with eyes closed to feel the energy.

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After a sumptuous lunch, we again resumed our journey towards Ollantaytambo Temple. Ollantaytambo is an Inca archeological site situated at an altitude of 2792m above sea level. Ollayntaytambo was the royal estate of The Emperor Pachacuti, well known for its urban planning and also for the religious, astronomical and military complex. It was remarkable to see how the Incas moved huge boulders from one mountain to the other across the valley and the river. The Incas built several storehouses on the hills surrounding Ollantaytambo. Because of the high altitude, these storehouses helped the Incas store their produce without fear of decay. The main function of this site was religious. The access to the main site was a series of stairways that go all the way to the top of the terrace complex. The main structure of the whole complex was the Sun Temple.

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The group climbed to the top and felt the energy of the stones by touching them with their spines. Under our beloved Devi Maa’s guidance, it was decided to have a ten minutes meditation in the open space. We did the meditation under our Father’s observation. Doing meditation on the top of the hill, in the presence of Divine energy was really a wonderful experience. Everybody was in bliss and throbbing with energy to absorb more.  After an exhausting day, we climbed down and boarded the buses back to our resort Willka Tika to rejuvenate for the next day’s journey.

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On 2nd April 2018, early in the morning, we again boarded the buses to go to the Maras salt mines. Maras is a small town in the sacred valley of the Incas. The town is well known for its salt evaporation ponds. Incas obtained salt by evaporating the salty water that flows from a subterranean stream. The salty water emerges from a spring which is the natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is then directed through small channels into small ponds constructed from mud. The flow of salty water is controlled by the workers into these small polygon shaped ponds. As the ponds are built on the slope of the hill, the water is gradually filled into the ponds by gravitational descent. Once the ponds are filled with salty water, the channels are closed so as to stop the water flow from the stream. As the water evaporates from these ponds, the salt is deposited on the pond surface. The workers then scrape up the salt thus formed from the pond surface and sides. After the collection of salt granules, again the channels are opened for the next harvest. There were some shops surrounding the path to the salt fields, to enable purchase of the different varieties of salt.

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Our next destination was the Chinchero Village and the archeological site. Chinchero is an Andean village combining the Inca ruins with the colonial church and home to the famous peruvian weaving and colourful markets. It is on a high plain with sweeping views of snow laden peaks. The group took some beautiful pictures and collected some pleasing mementos.

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Huaypo Lagoon was our next destination. Huaypo Lagoon is one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Sacred Valley. The neighbouring communities use the water to nurture their fields. The surrounding mountains and peaks are reflected in the lagoon water. When we reached the place, out of nowhere a dog came near the area where Father was seated. I told Father, “Look Father, one of your vedas has arrived!” A few minutes later, I saw three other dogs appear out of nowhere. Father smiled and said “Wherever I go, they tend to follow me.” Post lunch, a religious ceremony to Pachamama was arranged for us by our tour operators. One of the Andean priests was called upon to perform their sacred ceremony. This ceremony is recommended for those who have problems like sadness of heart, headaches, stress, any suffering, bad energies or spirits, or for those who just want to open their heart and connect to the higher consciousness.

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The priest started the ceremony in his native language which was translated by our tour operators. The ceremony involved usage of cocoa leaves which is considered as an auspicious item for the ceremony. We were given three cocoa leaves each to hold and then asked to make a wish for ourselves or for the benefit of others or for the whole universe. After this, he did some chanting in his language, placing various items needed for the ceremony on a paper which was placed on the ground. When he was done with the preparations, he called Father to sit besides him and asked Father to blow on the leaves and give it to him. He then put the leaves on the paper. After completing the procedure with Father, he called upon each one of us in turn to sit in front of him and do the same procedure as was done with Father. Once his part was finished, Father went and sat on a chair nearby. When the priest started the ceremony, we heard the sound of lightning echoing in the mountains. The valley and the lagoon was surrounded with dark clouds and it was felt that anytime the rain would start. At that very moment, I was astonished to see Father commanding the clouds through hand gestures to move away from the ceremony place. Nature also respected Father by promptly obeying His command. One by one, each of us went to the priest and did our part of the ceremony. Towards the end, Father asked everybody to hurry. He told us that within fifteen minutes the rainfall would begin. Everybody moved quickly and settled inside the bus. As soon as we board the bus, the rain started. We discussed the beautiful moments spent with Father at the lagoon and during the cremony, on our way back to the resort.

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After going to the resort, we were told about the Seven Chakra Gardens of the Willka Tika Resort. Everybody planned to get the tour from one of the guides of the resort. Each garden is associated with different chakras of our body. We started with the throat chakra or the Visuddhi chakra. This garden had a structure made in the form of ‘infinity’ symbol. With guidance from Devi Maa, we did the Hoom meditation in the throat chakra garden. After that we moved to the heart chakra or Anahata chakra garden. A beautiful divine chant was played –  sung by Natesh for Mohanji – duing which many devotees started crying out of love for Father. The heart chakra was opening for everyone once again. What was experienced by each devotee was just pure love! The next garden was the third eye chakra or the Agnya chakra garden. The third eye chakra garden was made into circles starting from the smaller one in the centre surrounded by the bigger ones. All the devotees again under Devi Maa’s guidance did conscious walking in those circles. Moolaadhar Chakra garden was the next in line. The guide took us to the root chakra and asked us to pick three cocoa leaves each and pray with eyes closed. Later we kept the leaves wherever we liked on the ground. After the root chakra,  we went to the Swadhisthan Chakra garden.  The time was short, so we quickly went to the next garden – the solar plexus garden or the Manipura chakra garden. There were yellow flowers all over the garden symbolising the yellow colour of Manipuar chakra. As it was getting dark and it was time for our dinner, we quickly assembled in a circle inside the garden and once again some leaves were given to us. That brought us to the end of our journey of the seven chakra garden. The next day, we had to leave early for Machu Picchu by train so we dispersed and had our dinner and retired to our respective rooms to get a good sleep before our next journey.

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On 3rd April 2018, we got up early and started our bus journey towards Ollantaytambo station. We had our tickets booked in Inca Rail. The rail sation was a sight that has to be seen to be believed. Surrounding the train station were the mountains partly covered in clouds. We were waiting to board the train. The tour operators had arranged the tickets for us. We had to travel light as there were luggage limitations on the train. About 8 kgs per person was allowed. So from the beginning of our train journey, we had shed our luggage, the physical as well as the mental! This was the actual start of our retreat to the great Macchu Picchu. The train soon left the Ollantaytambo station. We enjoyed the sights from the windows. The gushing river also seemed to accompany us from the start of our journey.

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The landscapes were beautiful. The rocks in the river, the sound of the gushing water and the clouds that followed us shielding us from the sun, all appeared blissful. I have never ever enjoyed nature as much as I did in this whole journey. We were served Inca tea and light snacks on the train. Few devotees sang hymns of Soundarya Lahiri and Mahisasuramardini. The whole atomosphere was mesmerizing. Before we realized, the train entered the station at Aguas Calientes. We alighted from the train and started our journey on foot towards the Inca Terra Resort.

The Inca Terra resort is spread over 12 acres of land and is well known for its ecological tourism and has also been on the list of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. It is built on terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and rooms which are placed in the midst of the forest area. The resort has vast lands of gorgeous natural beauty. This resort is known for its bird species viz. the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock. It also houses the world’s largest native orchid collection. There are special hotel guides who take you to the in-house excursions explaining the details of the flora & fauna. The vast restaurant windows had a spectacular view of the Vilcanota River surrounded by the clouded mountains.

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On reaching the resort, we were ushered into the reception area. Later on, we were taken on a resort tour by the hotel guides. It was as if we were going on a jungle trip. The whole area was covered with large trees. We saw Andean cock-of-the-rock, the national bird of Peru. At various places, the bird feeders hung, filled with a mix of water and honey. The humming birds, in huge numbers, were seen feeding on it. The guide explained to us about the various orchids. We saw a minute orchid for which we needed a magnifying glass.

When everyone was done with the tour of the resort, we started our journey to the magnificent Machu Picchu. We had to take a bus to reach the base of Machu Picchu. Our lunch was planned at that base. After having lunch, we started on foot to climb to our long-awaited highpoint of the retreat. The awe inspiring ancient archeological site was built in the 15th century by the Incas. It was not known to the rest of the world until it was discovered by an American historian named Hiram Bingham, in the early 20th century. Macchu Picchu is renowned for the panoramic view and its stylish dry-stone walls constructed by fusing huge blocks without the use of mortar. It is also known as the Lost City of the Incas. UNESCO has declared it as a world heritage site. We climbed the stairs to get a feel of the energy of the site. Walking with Father on such a spiritual journey was exciting. Martin, our guide, explained the details of the place and how Incas had built the site. We saw Alpacas and Llamas on the hill. Normaly llamas do not come near humans. But when we were walking with Father, we saw two llamas walk towards Him and stand in front of Him. Father then caressed and blessed those souls. Even the llamas were enjoying the attention, standing calmly. Going further, we saw various structures made on the hill. Each stone has special energy. We enjoyed the beauty and felt the love of mother nature. We passed through the narrow gates and small paths, getting an explanation about each place from our guide. At one place we were handed cocoa leaves. Each one of us held the leaves to our heart and made a wish. Later we were told to put them on the ground wherever we felt was right. Then, we reached a small room type structure with an open roof. Father asked us all to stand with our spines touching the stone and do a small meditation while standing. What an intense meditation it was! We felt our heart chakra expanding. Everyone was filled with love. We sent our love to the nature and the universe. The day had come to an end. Soon, we went back to the base station and boarded our bus back to the hotel.

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Next morning on April 4th 2018, we started our climb again from the base station. Enjoying the beauty and listening to Father, we climbed the steps – an inclined area. Everyone was breathing heavily to balance the steep climb. All of a sudden, I saw Father trip over a couple of steps and quickly balance Himself so as to avoid a fall. I saw that He hurt His left leg below the knee area. He was quickly on the move again. Later on, He told us that He had taken a fall for Deva and some other devotees on Himself! He makes sure that when you are with Him, you are His responsibility! We then reached a place where there were two different paths to tread – one going towards the Sungate and the other towards the Inca bridge. We had to make a decision as to which path to follow, as both paths were not possible to be explored in the limited time that we had. One group decided to take a higher trek called the Sungate. The rest of us remained with Father at that junction to be in His physical presence. Each of us who remained with Father went to a separate space and did our meditation. Doing meditation in the presence of mother nature was really something which I will always remember. The connection was perfect in the serene atmosphere. When we were done with our meditation, we sat near Father and got answers to our questions. It was almost like an open satsang. Later on we went back to board the bus back to our hotel in time to catch our train back to Ollantaytambo. It was going to be an extended journey, as after the train journey we had to take a bus once again back to Cusco. Our retreat was coming to an end. Next day, on 5th April 2018, ACT USA had organized food seva in Peru and in the evening a small satsang was planned at Ayni centre which was hosted by a group of local Peruvian people. A brief intorduction about Mohanji was given by Devi Maa. Father gave an indepth talk on different aspects of spirituality. Later on, there was a round of questions and answers by the participants. The satsang was followed by an intense Shaktipat. In the past, I have taken Shaktipat from Father several times but this one was special, so intense, so full of energy and full of love. The tears of gratitude were flowing from each devotee. Later in the evening we went back to our hotel to end our beautiful spiritual retreat with the Divine!

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To conclude this experience, I just want to say that I am extremely happy to have been a part of the first batch who took part in the Machu Picchu Retreat with Mohanji. There will be many more to come in the future. The only thing that I can say is that please make an effort to go to Machu Picchu with Father and leave the rest to Him. I can assure you that the Machu Picchu retreat will be the best time of your spiritual journey where you will have peace, bliss, calmness and connection with mother nature!

Jai Mohanji!

An empty cup

By Arvind

I had very little expectation when I impulsively signed up last December for the Machu Picchu trip in April 2018 with Mohanji. All indications and signs came to me quickly within a span of days/weeks: learning about Machu Picchu as an energy centre from multiple independent sources (including an article that mentioned Ramana Maharishi’s prediction about a Shakti energy centre in this part of the world), peaking interest in this place in general, and finally hearing from my cousin about this trip in the presence of a Master. As a lifelong spiritual seeker, I wanted to experience what it’d be like to travel with a Master though I’m not much of a group traveller. I wasn’t sure if I was open enough to fit in with a group of random strangers (the amazing group of lovely people I encountered in this one-week journey made it super easy), and whether this trip itself would be meaningful in some way – beyond a tourist dimension (it absolutely was). There was something magical about Machu Picchu itself (which is why millions flock to it every year without completely understanding why) – it almost looks like the out-of-the-world Pandora from the Avatar movie. But experiencing it in the presence of a Master is something else altogether. If you are finely tuned in to yourself, you’ll absolutely see subtle changes in yourself lasting for days and weeks (so far) after the trip that I can only label as serious progress. No details can do justice, as some of these are so intensely personal that one has to experience it themselves. The trip itself was amazingly well organized by the volunteers of Mohanji Foundation (thanks Rakshita, Ananth, Mahesh and others!) with every part of the itinerary well-choreographed, with radiant local tour guides who felt like they were an integral part of the group and not paid outsiders. I’d highly recommend this trip to both the casual or an intense seeker, and experience the presence of a true Master that goes by the name of Mohanji in our times, who can guide you as long as you approach Him with a relatively empty ‘cup’ :-).

Purpose of Life

By Geetha Vasudevan

Jai Mohanji!

First, I would like to thank Mohanji for accepting my application to travel with Him and the team! I applied at the last hour and all things related to travel fell in place. He willed it and it happened! I would also like to thank the organizing committee for a fabulous job in coordinating the entire trip.

It was heart-warming to see fellow spiritual seekers who had a common goal in mind and that was to experience the divinity within, in that atmosphere of serene beauty amidst the magnificent mountain ranges.

The chanting at the enchanting chakra garden followed by the hike and satsang at the mountain top in Machu Picchu promoted peace within and outside. The local ceremony invoking the nature God, stood testimony in the presence of Mohanji!

I am thankful to Mohanji for allowing me to try out my culinary skills at the Inca kitchen and the cooks were very friendly, earthy and welcoming.

I was able to interact with Him for a while on this spiritual journey and received clarity on the purpose of life. He addressed the “purpose of life” and “Turium” in a public satsang which I was able to connect to. I was moved by His kind gesture to give “Shaktipat” to me and felt enormously blessed to be in the presence of such divine beings.

Jai Sai Ram and Jai Mohanji!

The Master knows!

By Vidya Iyengar

Jai Shri Mohanji!

I never thought even in my wildest dreams that I would visit Machu Picchu with Mohanji. I was the last person in the group to book my tickets after making the decision to go to Machu Picchu. In fact it so happened that on the day before I had to travel, I was under tremendous stress. There was this huge inertia to travel. I was reluctant to leave my kids because my husband was also going through some personal crisis regarding his career at that point. He was not happy that I was going. So that day, I almost cried in front of Mohanji’s picture and said, “I do not want to come!”

Fast forward, I reached Peru. On reaching the hotel, I saw Mohanji talking to our Machu Picchu group who had already arrived there. I was so happy to see Him. I took my paadnamaskar (prostrated at His feet) and gave my passport to the hotel management to check into my room. Soon, one of the staff members came and conveyed that my passport was not stamped at the Peru Airport. I was totally taken aback! I remembered that at the customs counter, the guy checked my passport and documents, but I couldn’t remember if he had stamped it.

With that incident, Mohanji started making fun of me all the time asking, “How is your passport?” That evening, we had a beautiful satsang with Mohanji. He chanted the Hanuman Chalisa with us and that brought out goose bumps and a lot of tears among all present there. At the end of the satsang, when I went to touch His feet again, He teased me again about the passport 🙂 and then in a very different tone added, “YOU DID NOT WANT TO COME!”

I instantly realized, this was the answer to the request I made before starting my journey in front of His picture in my house:)…Lesson learnt: Always be careful of what you ask and be careful of what you think before going on such pious pilgrimages. Of course, as I had full faith in Mohanji, there was no problem returning to my country.

All my thoughts, questions, and prayers were answered on this trip. It was an amazingly beautiful experience. The whole trip was organised very well; food, hotel stay, and transportation. After returning from this trip, so much is yet to sync internally. To analyse everything from the trip is very difficult. All that I would like to convey is that my heart is filled with gratitude and love towards our beloved Guru Mohanji and towards all the people around me. I convey my soulful gratitude towards everything and everyone 🙂

Through the eyes of the participants of the Machu Picchu retreat, the importance of a retreat with a living Master is highlighted.  Each retreat is unique and what we receive from Mohanji cannot be described but only experienced!

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***JAI 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.

Mohanji’s Visit to UK – Aug 2018

By Mohanji Fundation UK Team

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British Summer of 2018, brought real sunshine to the UK! After months of waiting, Mohanji along with His family was visiting the UK in August. From the 8th to the 19th, 11 whole days in the physical presence of Mohanji! UK was bubbling.

Programmes were lined up for Mohanji’s visit months in advance. Various preparations started many weeks prior to Mohanji’s arrival and continued until the last day. The 3 major programmes planned were – a 3 days retreat with Mohanji, a public Satsang and Mohanji’s participation in the consecration of a Dattatreya idol in Skanda Vale ashram.

As the day of Mohanji’s arrival neared, excitement grew. Retreat places were fully booked. Satsang places were over booked. Arrangement for Mohanji’s accomodation, food and comfort were being looked after. Arrangement of Mohanji’s visit to Skanda Vale was planned. The UK was all set to welcome Mohanji to their land and to their hearts.

Following are the events and golden moments with Mohanji during His UK visit, which we would like to share with everyone.

  1. Arrival
  2. Media Interviews
  3. Mohanji’s Paada Puja
  4. Meditation and Satsang with Mohanji
  5. Retreat with Mohanji at Gilwell Park
  6. Mohanji in Skandavale (Please read a separate blog on this)
  7. Consciousness Kriya Initiation
  8. Memorable moments with Mohanji
  9. Departure from London

1. Mohanji’s Arrival

Finally, the day arrived. On the 8th of Aug 2018 afternoon, Mohanji, Deviji and little Mila arrived at Gatwick airport while a few devotees waited eagerly to receive them. Mohanji was coming to London after 10 long months! We waited with abundance of joy, hearts pounding to feel Mohanji’s physical presence, to touch His feet, to receive His hug. This meeting at the airport was indeed a very special one, lucky are those who took this opportunity to welcome Mohanji and family to London.

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2. Media Interviews

During the visit, there were 3 Media interviews scheduled with Mohanji and one with Deviji.

The first one was with Mantra Therapy team on 8th August evening. This interview was held at Ahimsa Vegan Cafe and was Live on Faccebook and Youtube channels.

Another interview was scheduled with Athavan TV, a Tamil TV Channel based in the UK, for the 9th afternoon.

This interview will be aired on the TV channel that reaches about 30,000 homes in the UK, during the first week of September.

The 3rd Interview was with another local TV channel called MA TV, specifically designed for religious and spiritual programmes. This interview was held at the channel’s working studio in Wembley on the 11th and it was covered live by the TV channel as well as the channel’s FB page.

Mohanji’s interview with MA TV, London on 11th Aug 2018


 3. Mohanji’s Paada Puja:

Perfroming Guru’s Paada Puja is a very auspicious ritual that most disciples think as their utmost fortune. Guru Poornima is a day when mostly disciples and devotees perform thsi ritual to show their acceptance and devotion to their Guru. Our Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji, being a true avadhoota, always moves from place to place, continents to continents, hence being in his physical presence in Guru Poornima is not really an opportunity that devotees in UK are blessed with every year! Hence earlier this year on July 27, for Guru Poornima, it was Guru’s Paduka Puja that they had done.

While Mohanji was in UK, some of them devotees wished to perform Mohanji’s Paada Puja. Mohanji kindly agreed to it. With a short notice, in the morning of 9th August, this programme was arranged. Before the ritual begun, Mohanji gave an amazing satsang of expalining every one the significance of this ritual. You can read about Mohanji’s satsang on Guru Paada Puja, here. 


4. Meditation and Satsang with Mohanji:

On the 10th Aug, Meditation and satsang with Mohanji was arranged free to public at Pinner. The hall with the capacity of 120 seats was overbooked prior to Mohanji’s arrival. All volunteers geered up and arranged the hall, set up the altar, sound, light, book stall, Water and fruits etc.

Deviji started with a brief introduction and then conducted the Bliss of Silence Meditation. This time a lot of new attendees were noticed who enjoyed the meditation.

Just before Meditation finished, Mohanji entered the hall and took his Seat and after a brief message, He took on the questiones from audience.

The live video of this satsang can be viewed at the Mohanji UK FB page.

The transcription of this satsang will be published soon.

Here are few photos from the Meditation and Satsang.

Park visit

Mohanji reached the Satsang location slightly earlier than planned. So we thought He could take a walk in the park behind the venue, while the meditation was still going on inside. It was about 8pm and most of the park was getting dark. While we were walking along the path, suddenly we noticed far away on the left side, one part of the park was very bright with brilliant sunlight. We started walking towards that side. It was almost like a twilight moment , amazingly bright sunshine coming from far away in the lower horizon only while Mohanji was walking towards that direction. We clicked a few photos. Some of the photos showed some wonderful things, that we had not noticed with our naked eyes. Many photos taken from multiple cameras showed appearances of what seemed like celestial beings of different shapes, sizes and colours. These photos were captured in multiple mobile phone cameras, not any hi fi digital SLR camera and hence no possibility of digital trick here.

After a few minutes, as we were walking back, the light from that area disappeared suddenly and very abruptly. We realised, the light in that area was not merely a play of sunshine. This was because of the presence of celestial beings, who were gathered there to meet Mohanji. This was all part of a divine plan that our gross minds were unable to understand. Reaching the venue early, taking a walk in the park, all this had been planned for a different purpose by the Divine. As mere witnesses, without our gross recognition at that point, we were superbly blessed to be a part of this communion.


5. Retreat with Mohanji at Gilwell Park

This is the 4th year in a row that followers and devotees in the UK have been blessed to have a retreat with Mohanji. As in the previous years, it was organised at Gilwell Park, with the uniqueness of superb vegan food with a cordial and amusing community living atmosphere.

However, this year it was not just devotees from the UK, but many from other countries such as Norway, Malyasia, USA, Switzerland and India were also present at this retreat, which was fully booked much earlier than before. This time with the presence of both Mohanji and Deviji, the programme of the retreat offered many exciting flavours. While everyone abslutely longed and loved being with Mohanji, completely merging in the high energy vibrations of His physical presence, Deviji’s HSTY yoga in the mornings, Awkening Yoga Nidra and Consciouss Dancing took the participants into a blissful state.

Meditations with energy transfer  and Conscious Walking turned into powerhouse experiences for everyone, taking them to very high levels of meditative states during these activities. Long and heartwarming Satsangs and Q&A sessions with Mohanji in the mornings and evenings were the absolute bliss and highlight of the retreat. Sitting in front of the Master, listening to Him, laughing with Him, crying in front Him, everyone had their heart chakra completely opend up!

Every evening, after the post dinner satsang, devotees offered their gratitude to Mohanji through soulful bhajans which filled everyone with immense devotion, giving the end of each powerful day a soothing touch to go into a restful night and then to get ready for the next morning. One evening, to everyone’s surprise, Mohanji Himself joined a devotee and sang a beautiful bhajan with her. This added immense joy in everyone hearts that’s beyond comprehension. Read the experience shared by Subhasree and the video of this bhajan sung by Mohanji.

During these 3 days, everyone felt the subtle ways of how Mohanji works. Along with His sharpness and clarity in explaining eveything that everyone needed to know (whether they verbally asked or not, questions were answered!), His ease, humour and lighthearted way of explaining the toughest of the questions, He filled everyone with His divinity and bliss.

Being in Mohanji’s divine and high energy field, many felt emotions that they expressed freely. Every facet of expression, be it joy, laughter, crying, devotion, singing or dancing, eveyone felt an intensity to express what they felt for the Master!

All the attendees had a chance to have a conversation with Mohanji, during break-out times or short breaks. Everyone had their photos taken with Mohanji too! This photo is not just another addition to the album, but will be a memory of a lifetime that everyone will treasure.

During this retreat a special announcement happened. Tajinder, a devotee from Birmingham had expressed his wish a month back to produce a perfume in Mohanji’s name and dedicate it to Him. Mohanji had very kindly agreed saying to him that other devotees must approve the fragrance, as this perfume in Mohanji’s name should bring the feeling of Mohanji’s presence to devotees . So Tajinder with his utmost devotion and sincerity attempted this and with feedback from other devotees, he finally produced “Mohanji Factor” perfume and offered to Mohanji at the retreat. Deviji inaugurated the first bottle and this was sprayed to everyone present in the hall. Later on few bottles that were available to purchase, all got sold. However Mohanji carried a couple of bottles with Him and we learnt that on 3rd Sept, on Janmashtami day and the last Monday of the pious Shravan month, while Mohanji was present in Shirdi, this perfume was offered and applied to Shirdi Sai Baba in the morning in Mohanji’s presence as well as in the evening.

Before leaving, every single person received the ultimate energy transfer – “Shaktipat” from Mohanji. The effect of subtle transformations, clearing away of layers and layers of blockages directly from the causal layer, that Mohanji has imparted on every single attendee will continue for days and weeks to come, bringing in positive changes in their lives.

Only the presence of such a Master, His one glance, His one touch could clear away blockages from life times. Sooner or later, everyone will realise this subtelty, no doubt.

Almost everyone who attended the Retreat with Mohanji have given their honest, sincere and positive feedback. Many have shared their expreinces as testimonials.

These feedback and testimonials can be accessed from the blogsite & website.

6. Mohanji in Skandavale

Please Read about Mohanji’s Skandavale visit in this blog.

7. Consciousness Kriya Initiation

As it is said, when wishes and prayers from the hearts of devotees comes out with sincerity and bhaav, Guru and God have no option but to grant it. Power of devotion! Such was an example seen during this visit. A big event of Kriya Intensive had been recently organised in the Bosnian Pyramids at the end of May 2018. Hence there was no plan of Consciousness Kriya intiation during Mohanji’s UK visit. However, a few devotees who have been longing to get the initiation but could not go to the Kriya Intensive programme in Bosnia, still had the hope in their hearts that Mohanji may initate them during His visit.

With packed schedules every single day, it seemed next to impossible to arrange a Kriya initiation programme! However, Guru can make anything possible, when He sees true devotion. That’s exactly what happened this time! Mohanji appreciated the heartfelt and sincere request from these devotees and amidst His packed schedule, agreed to have the Kriya initiation on the very last day of His stay, the day after returning from Skanda Vale. Deviji conducted the training process, very kindly and elaborately clarifying each and every point with patience and her usual loving and fun attitude. Mohanji finally joined the Kriya group, answered all the questiones everyone had and after the satsang, initiated all the newly trained people.

This was indeed a dream come true for Vincent & Annabelle and Mr & Mrs Thakkar who have been longing to get intiation from Mohanji. Along with them a few more fortunate souls found a tool that will take them straight on the path of liberation at rocket speed.

Such is the tradition. Such is the Golden path of Liberation.

8. Departure from London

After the 11 days long blissful and energetic events in the UK, Mohanji left for Canada on the 20th of Aug 2018. In conscioussness, we are always together. Even then, being in Mohanji’s physical presence brings immeasurable joy and happiness. So bidding Him good bye at the airport was not a easy thing to do, though He kept everyone laughing till the very last moment He disappeared from our sight. Staying connected always and meeting sometime again soon were the assurances everyone received from the beloved Guru..

9. Memorable moments with Mohanji

Amidst the busy schedules and back to back events, Foundation volunteers grabbed every possible opportunity to have some memorable moments with Mohanji. The most humourous, fun loving Mohanji in these casual moments filled everyone with joy and unlimited happiness.

Dushyanthi has been longing to get Mohanji’s footprint for her altar. She had the opportunity to get it done on soft clay on a casual morning after breakfast. Her beautiful experience on this can be read here. This was the icing on top of the cake to have some fun-filled casual moments with the ever-loving, ever enchanting Mohanji.

We look forward to Mohanji coming back to UK in the future and give us many more memorable moments filled with joy and bliss. Till then we stay connected in the consciousness!

||Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji||

–UK Family