A month in Mohanji’s diary – Through the eyes of a devotee

  • By Subhasree

Mohanji_Avadhoota_in_JeansWith complete surrender to Para Brahma, to the supreme consciousness, I would like to express my honest and sincere observations about a few days from my Guru Brahamarishi Mohanji’s life. I am not a disciple who is constantly with Him like His shadow. However, I have had enough opportunities to be in His physical presence and have observed Him in close proximity.

I truly believe that every opportunity to spend even a few days with Mohanji is for a larger purpose, other than the immense joy we feel in those moments.

Each time I have an opportunity to be with Him, just by mere observation and witnessing all that happens around Him, I am able to discover more and more about Him, the truth of His existence, the truth of our existence and the truth of our purpose in this lifetime.

In this instance, I would like to share my experiences and observations of Mohanji’s life for the month of August 2018.

Mohanji was coming to London, arriving on the 8th of August 2018. Having met Him just about a month ago at the end of June during the Peace Pledge conference in Assisi, I was counting the days for His arrival in London.

On the 26th of June, when I met Him in Assisi, even after His 2 month long tour in Europe in multiple locations attending multiple retreats and countless meetings, moving from hotel to hotel, I was surprised to see how calm and relaxed He was! There were no external signs of any of this affecting Him. This was the biggest learning for me, just by merely observing Him in Assisi. After a long drive from Slovenia to Assisi with a short break on the way, He had arrived at the hotel right on time, before a walking tour to the town was about to begin. He was on His feet, walking a few miles and completing the entire tour as planned.

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No sign of tiredness, no physical need for rest or food! During the 4 days of the event, there were constant programmes needing His physical presence, continuous meetings with other spiritual leaders, and tours to various sacred places around Assisi. During the stay at the hotel, I observed how He was adjusting to the food without any complaints (as He was on a special dietary recommendation, which was of course not completely available at the hotel).

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He showed no reaction to any kind of discomfort, no objections, and no resistance to anything. No complaints and no demands! There were times, when I felt extremely worried for Him, while He was very indifferent to such external factors.

This was when I realised, the modern personality that we see in smart modern clothes, moving from hotel to hotel and travelling constantly by flights may make Him look very attractive and posh, but in reality, He is an Avadhoota in disguise, who is unaffected by all these external influences!

Crossing different time zones from one continent to another frequently, travelling by flights constantly, how many can cope with the physical fatigue? Sleeping in different beds in some hotel or someone’s house, how long can a normal person adjust? Eating whatever food that’s available in the places He visits, still maintaining His vegan and no sugar diet, what taste satisfaction can someone expect? The truth was becoming clear to me. Here is the modern persona, who wears whatever the devotees present with love, who eats what is available in the place He is residing, who sleeps in different beds almost every 4-5 days, who keeps on traveling constantly, what else do we call Him, if not Avadhoota?

In my heart, I lovingly named Him “Jeans wale Avadhoota”“The Avadhoota in Jeans”.

Mohanji is the Avadhoota in Jeans!

While back in London we were all busy doing all the arrangements for His visit, I was also observing Mohanji traveling from one country to another, one continent to another.

In the month of August 2018, He had travelled,

  • From Delhi to Kathmandu (Nepal) and back to Delhi.
  • Delhi to Serbia.
  • Serbia to Slovenia.
  • Slovenia to London.
  • London to Canada.
  • Canada to USA.
  • USA to Delhi.
  • Delhi to Mumbai to Shirdi!

11 main destinations, 8 countries, 4 continents, 4 time zones, two seasons – Monsoon in the East to Summer in the west. All these in just 30 days!

This account doesn’t even include the internal travel to multiple cities/towns/retreat locations etc.

Every single journey made, had enormous significance, important programmes that involved some historical moments too!

It’s certainly worth describing these trips, they will bring light to whatever our Avadhoota in Jeans does, why He does! The account of these journeys will show a glimpse of the speed in which Mohanji operates.

Trip to Kathmandu (29th July to 1st Aug):

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The annual Kailash Yatra programme is one of the most sacred pilgrimages for the devotees who would like to be a part of this once in a lifetime programme under the guidance of Mohanji. So far for last few years, Mohanji personally has been a part of the Kailash trip. This year however, due to prior committed engagements and based on His doctor’s advice, Mohanji was not physically travelling to Kailash. Even then, He personally wanted to be with the team in Kathmandu and ensured their journey to Kailash started with His divine presence and blessings! Amidst the busy schedules, Mohanji went to Kathmandu, spent a couple of days being with the Kailashis and initiated them into this sacred journey. Mohanji does not take anything lightly. For Him, every commitment has to be done with completeness and He proves it every single time. You will get the flavour of this as we progress in this account!

Trip to Serbia and Slovenia: (2nd to 7th Aug):

With the plan of a new Ashram in Slovenia, Mohanji’s presence was required for many legal and other activities in Serbia as well as Slovenia. After arriving in Belgrade, Mohanji started working on His duties immediately and as soon as the tasks in Serbia were completed, He was out on a 10-hour long road trip to Slovenia. Many tasks needed to be completed in Slovenia before Mohanji flew out to London on the 8th of Aug. Exhausting few days in Slovenia; visiting sites, meeting officials and completing legal formalities. The list was long. Mohanji was finishing every task one by one, efficiently and smoothly. Others around Him would wonder how effortlessly Mohanji is able to complete everything that they would struggle with! Nothing ever bothers Mohanji. No anxiety, no worries. Because there is no attachment! One who is free from the mind, how can He be affected by the worldly chores! When things need to be done, they will be done! In rocket speed, Mohanji completed all the tasks that were planned in those few days. All completed and closed before He set out to London.

Trip to the UK (8th to 19th Aug):

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An 11 day long trip to the UK had back to back events that would not be imaginable by any ordinary human being to complete in this duration. Whether it was a group gathering, media interviews, public satsangs, retreat, or the Lord Dattatreya prana pratishtha in Skanda Vale, Mohanji graced every single programme with utmost divinity. From joy and laughter, to tears and emotions, to devotion and divinity, devotees felt all possible emotions! Guru was physically present to give and only give!

You can read more details of Mohanji’s trip to the UK in this link.

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The Dattatreya Prana Pratishtha ceremony was historical! Bringing Lord Dattatreya to Skanda Vale temple will be written in golden inscriptions in the Ashram’s history! You can read more about the Skanda Vale trip and Lord Dattatreya Prana Pratishtha in this link.

Trip to Canada (20th to 25th Aug):

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Mohanji’s visit to Canada on August 20th, 2018 was a historical trip. Mohanji was gracing the inauguration ceremony of the first Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram in Canada. In the designated sacred temple space within the Ashram building, consecration ceremony of Sri Sai Baba, Lord Ganesha and Lord Dattatreya was organized. To attend this holy event, devotees gathered at the Ashram from far states within Canada, USA and the UK.

After continuous programmes in the UK and the long flight, Mohanji as usual had immediately made Himself available to the devotees waiting for Him with excitement to meet Him at the new Ashram. The day after arriving in Canda, Mohanji also attended a TV interview and impromptu satsangs, delighting the enthusiastic devotees.

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The Prana Pratishtha ceremony was powerful beyond imagination. Everyone present in this pious moment witnessed how Mohanji brought life force into the idols. Especially the communion between the Sai Baba idol and Mohanji was very intense. Devotees saw the eyes of the idol talking, the heart beating! This was not just a mere religious ceremony; this was bringing the deities’ souls right there to the idols! With this process, Mohanji also placed a part of His soul inside the idols, thus making His presence permanent in the idols. Just by looking at the idols, devotees feel the presence of the deity as well as Mohanji! What more can someone expect! Even when Mohanji is physically thousands of miles away, anyone visiting this Ashram will feel Mohanji’s presence!

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There was also another landmark event lined up; the release of the Consciousness Kriya Testimonials book, “From Breath to Light,” and also the launch of 3 music albums – “Mohanji Amritvani,” “Mohanji Chalisa” and a bhajan named “Mohanaya.”

Every single programme was enthralling the entire Mohanji family present there, either physically or spiritually. Everyone felt the constant shower of grace and divinity. The energy within and around the Ashram was enriched with powerful vibrations that enveloped everyone with a blanket of peace and bliss.

The days flew by as fast as a blink of an eye. Mohanji was as usual, always ready to serve tirelessly. After blessing the Ashram with His divine presence and filling every devotee with His unconditional love, Mohanji progressed through His journey to the USA.

See more photos here!

Trip to the USA (26th to 30th Aug):

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Mohanji’s trip to the USA, even though a short one, was much awaited by followers who had flown to Virginia from different parts of the USA. Followed by a public satsang, the retreat was a special one of its kind amidst the serene natural surroundings, empowered by Mohanji’s presence.

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A Homa early in the morning, right before sunrise, purified everyone with the power of fire while a Conscious Walk to the nearby river took the experience to a different level with intensely joyous physical activities in the water.

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Cleansing happened in everyone at all subtle levels. When Mohanji is around, layers of blockages are removed from the causal layer through laughs and tears! In those few days, Mohanji worked on everyone and gave everyone whatever he or she needed at all levels.

The details of Mohanji’s USA trip will soon be published in a blog with devotees’ testimonials

Trip to Shirdi (31st Aug):

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Straight after the USA retreat, Mohanji was on a long flight back to Delhi on the 31st of August. In the jet speed that He worked in multiple continents with back to back travelling, one would expect His physical body to take at least a couple of days of rest, especially after the long flight. However, Mohanji is Mohanji, the Avadhoota in Jeans! Resting is just not there in His agenda! Immediately, on the same afternoon after reaching Delhi, Mohanji was on a flight to Mumbai! If that wasn’t enough, He set out on a 5 hour long car journey to Shirdi, straight from Mumbai airport. This is unimaginable for any ordinary human beings like us! Devotees who have been travelling with Mohanji from UK to Canada to USA to Delhi felt exhausted. They stayed back in Delhi for a much needed rest! Nevertheless, Mohanji was busy in Shirdi, not just paying a visit to the temple but also completing legal formalities regarding the Ashram land and a project coming up there with Baba’s grace. After meeting the chief priest Sulakhe Sahab, last but not least, Mohanji was right there standing and carrying out Annadanam!

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Immediately after completing the legal formalities of Ashram land and the Annadanam, Mohanji set out on another auspicious journey, to Tryambakeswar. This was a special day! As per Hindu tithi (calendar) it was the shraadh day (death anniversary) of Ammu! Mohanji never misses paying respects to the divine soul of Ammu on her shraadh day through the Hindu rituals. FATHER to thousands, never misses the duty of the Father to the most loving and divine soul who exited her physical body 18 years ago! This year, the pious ceremony was done at the most auspicious place in Tryambakeswar.

After completing the ceremony, on the same evening, Mohanji returned to Mumbai, to take the flight to Palakkad the next morning!

It was beyond my cognizant to comprehend the speed and mode that Mohanji works. Even just keeping an account of His day to day activities for a month makes me restless!

This is only a sample! September 2018 has lined up some huge events like the retreat in Rishikesh, and trips to Badrinath and Kedarnath. The Avadhoota is on a marathon race without any stops!

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As Mohanji says, He is here in this incarnation with a clear mission which needs to be completed at rocket speed until every soul is on the golden path of liberation. He has no time to rest. His physical body has to cope with His larger mission.

Hats off to the “Avadhoota in Jeans” who is continuing the non-stop journey on His mission without being impacted by any external factors!

All we can do is to surrender ourselves completely to Him and let us be carried in His protection and complete our journey.

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||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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A Connection over Lifetimes

Salona Surjoo (Ladysmith, South Africa)

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

 “I fulfill desires”, Brahmarishi Mohanji often says.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Baby’s special gift

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

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

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

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

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

His first words

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

Repeating the divine name

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

Celebrating two beautiful birthdays

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

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

Choosing to eat a fruit prasad while sitting on Mohanji's foot cushion  during his Mai-Tri healing

Matching the puzzle pieces 

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

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

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

Reading the Gita

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

Kissing Mohanji’s photo

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

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

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

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

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

Mohanji with children and as a child

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

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

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Mohanji in his childhood

 

||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Disclaimer:

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

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