Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2018

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima message

Mohanji - Happy Guru Purnima

“Happy Guru Poornima to all of you.
This is not one day dedicated for the remembrance of your Guru. We should remember guru every moment as a reminder of who and what we actually are.
This day is for you to remember that the true guru is the real you. Your highest truth is your real Guru. Life provides the presence of Guru in your life through various incidents. When incidents are witnessed, when there is a witness, you will feel Guru. When you do not see incidents, instead see only the essence behind all incidents, you dissolve into the Guru. You will realise that you and guru have always been inseparably one. There is essentially no Guru outside of you.

My job is just to take you to yourself. You are the origin (of the journey) and you are the destination. I am just a reminder.

Happy Guru Poornima

With Love
Yours

Mohanji”

This is how we celebrated it all over the world:

HSTY         GURULIGHT        DIVINE M HERITAGE          AMMUCARE

MOHANJI FOUNDATION:

SOUTH AFRICA   INDIA   MALAYSIA      USA     CANADA       SERBIA     UK     MACEDONIA     CROATIA     AUSTRALIA

INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIONS

Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY)

Best wishes from Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga on the occasion of Guru Poornima.

Our everlasting gratitude to our gurus!

Ajyaana Timir aandhasya, jnaanaan jana shalaakaya |
Chakshur unmilitam yena, tasmai shri gurave namaha ||

I bow to my Guru who opened my eyes, that were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, and revealed to me the light of knowledge.

Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga

Traditional aarti to our yoga gurus during the Teacher’s Training course in Ganeshpuri, Jan 2018; Sanjay Sir leading group aarti to Brahmarishi Mohanji and all the Masters and Brahmarishi Mohanji and Sai Baba

Maryland, The USA

HSTY yoga and freedom meditation offered to the local community at the Thai temple in Maryland USA.

HSTY Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, Maryland, USA


GURULIGHT

By Gurulight


DIVINE M HERITAGE

Divine M Heritage

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima and with the grace of Mohanji, we are presenting to you a new initiative   “DIVINE M  HERITAGE“.

Divine M Heritage  is an initiative to present products inspired by our beloved Mohanji  worldwide.

We are offering the products  to add on to  spiritual journey. Product’s at Divine M Heritage  are designed with great intricacy and with the blessing of our Guru.

All important aspect like ahimsa, compassion, seva are taken into consideration during the production.
Most important ingredient of the venture is Guru’s Grace. We bow down to our dear Mohanji for showering this immense blessing on us.

I will be  soon sharing with you the exclusive products truly inspired by Mohanji which is surely going to add on to our spiritual journey.

Stay tuned…
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to write us at divinemheritage@gmail.com

We are always happy to hear from you.

Divine M Heritage

Jai Mohanji

SOUTH AFRICA

Johannesburg
It is with gratitude that the Mohanji Centre in Johannesburg and the members came together to celebrate Guru Purnima with the presence of Swami Bhaktananda and members from the ashram.
Swamiji lovingly discussed what is Guru Purnima before we all proceeded to chant Mohanji’s Gayathri mantra.
A Homa dedication to Guru was then conducted and the energy in the room felt so calming, beautiful and pure.
Mohanji’s aarti was then performed followed by dhoop aarti to Shirdi Baba was done.
Love and gratitude to our beloved Guru Mohanji and the entire lineage of Masters!
Guru Purnima - Johannesburg - South Africa - Mohanji- colage
Mohanji Ladysmith Centre
With love and devotion to Guru Mohanji, the entire Guru Parampara and Lord Shiva, devotees began Guru Purnima with a food seva. Where various children were treated with snacks.
The centre continued with Guru Purnima celebrations through the night as chants, bhajans and prayers to Guru where done.
Members had done Freedom Meditation, followed by chanting of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times.
Members also listened to the Vishnu Sahastranam and did 108 × 5 rounds of Aum Namah Shivaya mantra.
Through the night, religious songs and chants were listened to and members concluded with Mohanji’s aarti. 
Mohanji Ladysmith Center - South Africa - Guru Purnima- food seva (0)
 

ASIA

INDIA

  1. In DELHI

Gurupurnima was celebrated in the newly opened Mohanji Sadhana Centre at
Janakpuri, Delhi.
The Celebrations included Mohanji Gayatri Mantra Chanting, Power of Purity
Meditation followed by Mohanji Aarati.

Guru Purnima - Mohanji - Delhi - sadhana centre

2. In KOLKATA

In Kolkata GuruPurnima was celebrated with Chanting and Bhajans and with a
session of Power of Purity Meditation.

Guru Purnima - Kolkata - Mohanji

3. In CHENNAI

Chennai city centre celebrated the Gurupurnima, starting with Guru Puja
with a chant of GuruPaduka Stotram, followed by Mohanji Gayatri Mantra
Chanting, and Power of Purity Meditation.

 

4. In JAMSHEDPUR

Jamshedpur team celebrated Gurupurnima by conducting the Power of Purity
Meditation, Shiva Kavacham chant followed by Aarati. And Arati was also
done at Mohanpur, a village near Jamshedpur where a centre for stitching
for women was opened recently.

Guru Purnima - Mohanji - Jamshedpur

5. In GURUGRAM

GuruPurnima was celebrated in Gurugram, starting with the GuruStotram,
followed by Shiva kavacham and Mohanji Gayatri Mantra Chant.

Guru Purnima - Mohanji - India - Gurugram

6. In JAMMU

GuruPurnima celebrations in Jammu included, Mohanji Gayatri Mantra
chanting, followed by Bliss of Silence Meditation, Bhajans and Mohanji
aarati.

Guru Purnima - Jammu - Mohanji - India

7. In KERALA

GuruPurnima was celebrated in Kerala at various places like Palakkad,
Kochi, Malappuram and Guruvayur. Poojas were conducted for Mohanji in
various temples in Kerala. The celebrations included Guru Puja with Guru
Paduka Stotram, Mohanji Gayatri Chanting, Power of Purity Meditation, Sri
Gurugeeta Chanting and Mohanji Aarati.

Guru Purnima - Mohanji - India - Kerala

AMMUCARE

Guru Purnima week was celebrated from 22nd July – 29th July focussing primarily on Annadaan. Overall, 21934 beings have been fed including birds, dogs and other animals.

The cities spanned across Jhansi, Chennai, Bombay, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hosur, Tirunelveli, Kolkata, Palakkad, Gurgaon, Jammu, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Assam and Pune.

Jhansi: The Ammucare team served food to 400 slums dwellers. These people live in huge number in an open area at the outskirts on Gwalior Road. Amongst the Ammucare volunteers was also an Army personnel who lent a helping hand seeing the huge crowd.   beings were fed.

Chennai: The team distributed rice mixed with lentils to workers and the homeless along the Marina Beach. 360 beings were fed including birds and dogs.

Bombay: Food distribution across various parts of the city. Despite the infamous Bombay rains, the team was determined and performed Annadaan at every available opportunity. 3109 beings were fed.

Bangalore: Food and stationary items were distributed at various slums. Also, in collaboration with another NGO, basic necessities along with an entire month’s groceries were provided at daycare centres of the kids of the migrant construction workers. 8355 beings were fed.

Hyderabad and Secunderabad: The teams performed various activities as part of the sewa. They visited a Cancer hospital where medical supplies were distributed. Various slums were visited through the week where food packets were distributed. Clothes, an air cooler and medical supplies were donated at an Old Age Home. Snacks, fruits, groceries and clothes were distributed at a Girls orphanage. 4004 beings were fed.

Kolkata: The team visited a blind school and a slum 830 and  beings were fed.

Thirunelveli and Hosur: Amar Seva Sangam is a charitable society. They have been doing a phenomenal job in empowering the differently-abled and people with special needs by helping them grow into the mainstream and become self-sufficient. Annadaan was performed here. 325 beings were fed.

Pune: Food packets and dentals kits were distributed at a slum. Also, part of the volunteering team was a dentist who gave demonstrated and educated the slum dwellers on the importance of dental hygiene. The team also visited an old age home where they shared groceries and distributed blankets and spent quality time with the elders. 1517 beings were fed.

Palakkad: The team visited 2 schools and served lunch to 300 kids.

Gurgaon: Food sewa was performed for 500 beings.

Jammu Aangan: Annadaan was done for 45 kids which also included distribution of juice and cupcakes to kids at a Cancer Hospital.

Delhi Aangan: Food seva was done for 200 kids.

Mohanpur/ Jamshedpur: Food packets were distributed throughout the week at various villages and 1890 beings were fed.

Assam: Food packets were distributed to 100 needy people.

The Ammucare team of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad concluded the GuruPurnima seva week spanning across 5 locations serving 1400 souls.

Location 1 : Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital.
To start with, the volunteers had the herculean task of managing the huge crowd gathered and they did a phenomenal job at it.
They were made to sit in lines post which commenced the distribution of rice, dal and clothes. The kids were excited to be treated with Halwa and other sweets. Also, dates and medical supplies were distributed to cancer patients.

Location 2 :
Meal packets were served at a Sai Baba Temple.

Location no 3: Kothaguda:

Leading the grp was a 83 yr young at heart and a strong willed lady.
Foodpacks were distributed to the homeless and the underprivileged.

Location no 4 :
Rice bags were distributed to a family at a Security house.

Location No 5 : Slums behind Vasantha
Valley :

Snacks and kichadi packets were distributed to the needy.

Kudos to the Ammucare team of Hyd & Secunderabad. This would have not been possible without the Guru’s Grace and the hardworking team.

 

Day 1

Day 1 had volunteers perform food seva for 200 souls at Minakshi Slum and Convention slum. In addition to this, new dresses were distributed to the needy.

The Ammucare volunteers were thanked profusely by one and all.

To volunteer, pls write to info.ammucare@gmail.com or ammucare@gmail.com

If you would like to contribute towards the same, PFB the details:

Ammucare Charitable Trust
Acc no: 10620047858
State Bank of India
State: West Bengal
IFSC Code: SBIN0014532
Branch Code- 14532

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Day 2

Mother – The one who loves unconditionally. The one who provides before the child even asks. The one who sleeps on a half belly so that her child can have some extra. The one who leaves no stone unturned to ensure the child gets all the happiness in the world.

It is disheartening when the same child is unwilling to provide a safe roof, extend a supportive hand, a patient ear and a warm hug when the parent needs it the most, as they age.

Mother’s Nest Old Age Home for women is one such shelter which houses aged women who have been abandoned by their kith and kin. Ammucare volunteers at Hyderabad visited the shelter and distributed sarees, groceries and medical supplies and spent some quality time with them.

The elders very happy to just be able to chat with someone and have someone hold them.

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Day 3

On 24th July the Hyderabad and Secunderabad Ammucare teams visited Cheers orphanage and Biodiversity slum.

Cheers is not only an orphanage but also a rehab centre. It houses 37 kids in the age grp of 4 – 17 years. Since the Ammucare team is a regular there, the kids were jumping with joy to greet them and wanted to know what goodies where they going to receive.
The team distributed snacks, groceries, text books and clothes to them.
There are a few college going girls who wanted to shop and buy clothes of their choice. The team has decided to pamper them and take them shopping this Sun.


The Jhansi Ammucare team served food to 400 slums dwellers. These people live in huge number in an open area at the outskirts on Gwalior Road. Amongst the Ammucare volunteers was also an Army personnel who lent a helping hand seeing the huge crowd.
Volunteer Preeti Yadav says “We were fortunate enough that the rain which was continuing for last four five days gave us enough time to serve the needy. Feeling blessed to do seva”.

Ammucare - Guru Purnima - Mohanji the founder - seva - charity

 

The Ammucare Kolkata team served a sumptuous lunch at a blind school to 130 kids during the Guru Purnima seva week. The children were very happy and thoroughly relished the food.

Heartfelt gratitude to the two sponsors who generously contributed.

Kolkata

Team Ammucare at Kolkata performed Annadaan for 600 humans at a slum colony near Narkeldanga.

“The hunger is the same for all. Rich or poor. It was so satisfying to do the seva today” says Ammucare volunteer Sunita Madan.

Thanks to all the donors for contributing generously.

Guru Purnima - Ammucare - Mohanji the founder - charity - seva

Jammu Ammucare team treats children – our future in the making, no lesser than a queen or a king.

At Mohanji’s Aangan, nutrition is provided to not only the body but the brain too;
Paucity of basic necessities is faced by many kids, not just a few.

Life lessons are imparted with all fervour;
Spreading smiles is our only endeavour.

Jammu’s Mohanji ka Aangan pampered its 45 kids on the occasion on Guru Purnima. The team also visited a Cancer Hospital and distributed juice and cupcakes to cheer up the kids.

Ammucare - Guru Purnima - Guru Ka Aangan - children - Jammu

 

On the occasion of Gurupurnima, Ammucare team at Palakkad did Annadan at 2 schools.
Food was distributed to 36 & 263 students at KM L.P. School and at Vidyaniketan School respectively.

Guru Purnima - Mohanji the founder - Ammucare- India- charity - seva

The Ammucare team at Chennai distributed Sambhar rice to workers and the homeless along the Marina Beach.

200 souls were fed including birds and dogs.

“We had a great time doing the food seva” says volunteer Rekha Murali.

Guru Purnima - Ammucare - charity - seva - Mohanji - the founder - Chennai

Ammucare team at Mumbai fanned itself across the entire city and performed Annadaan at various locations. “The smiles on the kids’ faces charges us up” says Ammucare volunteer Bharat V Gada.

The smiles on the kids’ faces is indeed precious, priceless and tugs at the strings of the heart. There can be nothing more valuable than spreading smiles and a compassionate heart and good intent is all it takes.
Spare a moment to reflect. Let us all do our bit and ensure that the needy do not sleep on an empty belly while we waste gallons of food.

Guru Purnima - Mumbai - India - Ammucare - Mohanji - the founder

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the Ammucare team at Bangalore distributed food packets, notebooks and stationery to 75 kids of construction workers.

Guru Purnima - Bangalore - India - Ammucare - Mohanji - the founder - charity - seva

The Ammucare team at Pune carried out multiple activities on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

The team visited two slums where food packets were distributed to kids and adults alike. The icing on the cake was the distribution of a dental kit to the slum kids and a small demonstration and talk on dental hygiene by none other than a dentist herself who has newly joined the team as a volunteer.

The team also visited an old age home which houses 20 elders and shared groceries. This was followed by bedsheets distribution and spending some quality time with them.

“The love they showered on us and the stories they shared with us filled us with warmth. They desired only one thing and that was time” says volunteer Nikita Naredi.

Mohanji ka Aangan kids got their share of biscuit packets too.

Guru Purnima - Pune - India - Ammucare - charity - seva - Mohanji - the founder

Ammucare Gurgaon team performed the good deed of feeding 500 souls on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

Hunger is the same for all;
Rich, poor, big or small.

Donate while you can;
To all beings alike and not just man.

Share your love, share your time;
Heart filled with Compassion, that is the intent prime.

Guru Purnima - Gurgaon - India - Mohanji - the founder - seva - charity

 

MALAYSIA

On Saturday 28 July 2018, there was a lot of excitement in the air as we prepared for Puja of our dear Mohanji’s paduka. We started with the Maha Mantra and with each chant, beautiful sounds that seem like church bells ringing were heard. We flowed into chanting the 108 names of Mohanji whilst performing the Paduka Puja with offerings of milk and flowers and rose water.

Family members then performed Aarti and thereafter settled down for the Bliss of Silence Meditation. Peace and silence was experienced but one family member heard footsteps near the altar. Presence of Mohanji, Shirdi Baba and Devi Amma were deeply felt.

For the first time at the centre, our Prasad was food specially cooked by some family members topped up with a chocolate cake.

It was indeed a day of celebration remembering our beloved Guru Mohanji.🙏❤️

Malaysia - Mohanji - Guru Purnima

On Sunday 29 July 2018, visit to a childrens’ home began with the purchase of groceries under wish list of orphanage. Many family members, friends and devotees of Satya Sai Baba had generously contributed to the purchase and also tea for the home. Used furniture still in good condition was also arranged for delivery to the home.

The caretakers of the home are a couple and their children and two helpers. We had arrived at a time where the caretakers and some children had gone to arrange a burial ceremony of a dog which had been killed in an accident. The children had insisted on a proper burial for the dog. Love for animals flowed at such a young age.

There are 22 children ranging from 2 months old to 17 Years under the care of the home. We started with the Freedom Meditation. Children as young as 2 years and below, tried their very best to sit upright and keep their eyes closed. It was such a joy watching them. But alas, the warm day and lunch had taken its toil on them as they struggled to stay awake listening to the soothing music and voice of Mohanji.

There was much laughter and fun as the singing and games started and the highlight was tea time. Heart melting moments as we watched the children, the older ones feeding and taking care of the younger ones. The little ones ate their food with relish and even cleared their own plates and cups on finishing their meal.

Ending the event with sweets and chocolates distribution, brought more cheer and smiles from the little ones.

Malaysia - Mohanji - Guru Purnima - children

AMERICAS

CANADA

Datta Tapovan Canada

Gurupurnima, a remembrance to offer Gratitude to our Guru, Master, and all the teachers who gave us knowledge to recognize our best capacity and inner strength. Guru Tatwa that resides in Nature, Guru Tatwa that connects us to the Supreme Consciousness. Food was offered to shelter as part of the Gurupurnima celebrations. 
Devotees at Mohanji Datta Tapovan Canada got together to celebrate this auspicious day in Unison. Vegan is the theme of this Ashram. Vegan is one of Mohanji’s teachings and by following HIS teachings All the prasad that was prepared was total vegan. The event started with Pranav chants and Mohanji Pooja. All Deities were invited with deep gratitude and total surrender with devotion that drenched each eye and touched deeply within each heart. Mohanji Pooja was followed by Mohanji Gayatri Mantra chanted unanimously 108 times. The vibrations thus generated made many tremble and Speechless. All Devotees got their Padukas and we had a Paduka Abhishekham chanting Mohaji’s 108 names. That Holy water was then distributed as Prasad amongst all. After the Paad Pooja each heart was radiating with love and heartfelt gratitude towards Mohanji and all the Guru Tatwa that continuously guide us and bless us all.The bhaav was so deep that it inspired into spontaneous kirtans that became the soul of the event, many sang, many danced, many just swayed away in HIS Glory. Though externally to honour the flow of life the pooja was concluded by offering Bhog{Food} followed by aarti, internally the celebrations continued each moment with Mohanji’s presence residing in each heart. All present relished the Holy prasad and took home peace and love. We ever remain grateful in the Lotus Feet of Mohanji and Sainaath Maharaj. 
 
Jai Jai Sadguru Shree Mohanji Maharaj.
Canada Datta Tapovan - Mohanji - Guru Purnima colage

USA

We started the Guru Poornima observance by the Mohanji Family in the USA on Friday, July 6 with a group chanting of the Mohanji Gayatri mantra for 108 times. This continued for 21 days until Thursday, July 26.  Our group of hosts, Vidya from Connecticut, Vidya from Florida, and Pia and George from the DC area took lead in chanting and were joined by a group of dedicated chanters from all over USA via Zoom. On the day of the Guru Poornima, devotees offered prayers individually, with devotion and reverence to the Guru Parampara and to our beloved Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji and some conducted group meditation in their homes.

Devotees here have had many service projects in the pipeline for a while and it is worth noting that even though many tasks have taken long to culminate successfully, they reached fruition just in time for Guru Poornima, owing to the Guru’s grace. The following are a few noteworthy contributions made by our M family members to honor Mohanji and to offer love and gratitude:

Vidya from Connecticut successfully worked with Insight Timer, a very popular meditation app, to add the Power of Purity Meditation, opening it to the community of meditators all over the world.

Pia introduced the HSTY Kid’s Yoga at the Wat Thai Buddhist Temple in Washington DC as she took the children on an imaginary and fun-filled journey through a jungle, enjoying various animals through yoga poses.  The pictures taken at the event reflect the palpable sense of joy among those children.

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Several members of the US family also participated in the global Guru Poornima Food Seva in Shirdi coordinated by Viji and other members of the ACT Foundation.

Anu introduced Conscious Dance in Virginia, to participants ranging from ages 3 to 75. Everyone who participated enjoyed the session with the same level of enthusiasm and energy.

GURUDEVA – OH MY MASTER LISTEN TO MY CALL – the trial recording of a new song, composed and sung by Lata, accompanied on the piano by Benjamin and video choreography by George was posted on Mohanji USA FB page here. We will be working further as a team to complete full recording.

With the blessings of Mohanji, the excerpt from a new recording of a chant originally conceived by Devadas, jointly sung by Natesh and Jelena – Guru Mohana Sharanam – was released. The full recording will be available through Gurulight.  A global effort led by Natesh!

Manu has been working hard for the past several months to put together some exclusive merchandise inspired by Mohanji. With Mohanji’s Grace Divine M Heritage was launched on the Guru Poornima Day.

Guru Poornima celebrations concluded on Sunday, July 29th with a beautiful gathering at the Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, Virginia. The magical evening started with the Freedom Meditation and everyone present became as a child.  The evening filled with joy and love, and moved on from meditation to dance, music and chanting, and concluded with a beautiful Arathi to Mohanji and the Guru Parampara.  Mohanji’s presence was felt intensely as unconditional love filled the air and the hearts, when Ben who joined the evening towards the end, played the song ‘Unconditional Love’ on the saxophone leaving everyone in bliss and silence.  JAI MOHANJI.

Conscious Dancing - USA - Guru Purnima - Mohanji

EUROPE

SERBIA

We celebrated this special day in several centers in Serbia.

In Novi Sad, Guru Purnima was celebrated with Devi Mohan and Conscious Dancing followed by Shirdi Sai Baba Aarati which was performed for the first time in Serbia, then Bliss of Silence meditation, chanting and Aarati to Mohanji. Participants say the energy was divine.

Guru Purnima Novi Sad
Novi Sad

People from Belgrade say there was laughter as well as tears, deep cleansing and most of all bliss and gratitude for being all together and for Mohanji’s presence in our lives.

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Belgrade

In Zrenjanin the day started with going to a lake where little ducks, pigeons, fish, ants… were fed.
The evening started with Conscious Dancing, continued with Gayatri mantra chanting, meditation and ended with Aarati. The participants said it was all intense, they felt Mohanji’s presence very strongly, they celebrated, laughed, and their hearts were filled with tremendous gratitude.

Zrenjanin Guru Purnima
Zrenjanin

In Vrsac, it was magnificent, Mohanji’s presence was felt. It was heart-touching and overwhelming. For the first time experiences started flowing from each participant. “We were burning, shining with brightness, cried and laughed. Everybody opened their heart, which has not happened so far.”

Vrsac
Vrsac

MACEDONIA

Mohanji Macedonia did POP meditation with MaiTri Healing to mark Gurupurnima, with hearts full of gratitude towards our Guruji Brahmarishi Mohanji.Macedonia (3)

UK

A blessed morning filled with purity, bliss, joy and grace of Guru to offer our gratitude to our Gurudev Mohanji and entire Guru Mandala.

Guru Paduka puja commenced with Maha mantra Om chanting, then Pratham Pujya Genesh mantra followed by Mohanji Gayatri mantra.
With the verses from Guru paduka stotra, we offered our gratitude to Guru’s paduka.
Finally we purified ourselves by chanting Mohanji Ashtotari mantra.
With every chant, the atmosphere was filled with purity and presence of Mohanji.
We felt totally merged with Guru Tatwa…

Finally after offering Arati and Prasad to Mohanji everyone enjoyed the prasad too with some informal satsang. Mohanji, with his usual joyful presence brought bliss and sparkle in everyone’s face, heart and soul.

Mohanji - Guru Purnima - UK - guru paduka puja

This was only the beginning of Guru Poornima celebration that will continue in Food Seva over the weekend at Skandavale.

As part of Guru Poornima celebration, we carried out food seva at Skandavale temple on the weekend through a snack stall. While we served snacks and tea to the devotees outside the main food time (temple serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner to all devotees) in the times while they wait between the pujas, the income generated from this snack stall goes as donation towards the Hospice that Skndavale trust maintains. So in turn, our seva was to the terminally ill people who are being looked after by the Hospice. More than 600 devotees were fed over the weekend and we generated a good amount from the snack stall, that went to Hospice. This seva was more than just merely a snack stall and generating money. This entire two days of event was, as ever, a clear sign of divine play. Things thats ususally not easy for us, happened smoothly. We will not exaggerate if we say that we feel Mohanji’s presence in every bit of activities that we did. From the food being tasty to people being satisfied and not hesitating to praise and buying more to even taking away our tiredness of constant standing and working with hardly any rest! There was joy all the time! Smile never left our face! This joy and happiness was so evident to others, we even get complimented on that! This is not ordinary. Times when we needed something and would have just thought of Mohanji, in no time, that issue would have got sorted out! On top of all this, we even got chance to be part of all the special Pujas in temple, which otherwise with so much crowd, is an impossible chance. Divine ensured that all our unasked desires were fulfilled too. We thought we were doing seva!!! In reality, we were blessed with the opportunity just with Mohanji’s pure grace! How much ever we explain, words will not be enough to express our gratitude to our “Incarnation of Compassion” – Mohanji for BEING with us every single moment!!! Mohanji your Love for us all is immesurable! Thank you for making our tiny effort, successful with your presence. All our efforts surrendered at your feet.

Guru Purnima celebration - Food seva at Skanda Vale - Mohanji colage

CROATIA

Guru Purnima in Split, Croatia with meditation Power of Purity and Mohanji Energy transfer & Aarti. We all felt the grace of pure energy of our Tradition. We felt exactly how much the energy was stronger than usual, thanks to the power of the full Moon eclipse. The program continued by chanting ‘Om namah Shivaya’ 108 times which deepened our connection with Shiva aspect of our dear spiritual master Mohanji. Finally, through Aarti, we thanked Mohanji for his blessings that he showered us with this evening. After the program, nobody felt like going home, so we continued enjoying in energies, good company and sharing our spiritual experiences.

Croatia, Guru Purnima 2018

AUSTRALIA

Glimpses of Guru Purnima celebrations in Melbourne, Australia. It began with paduka puja accompanied by gurupaduka stotram, Mohanji Gayatri, Mohanji Ashtottri and Aarati. Another location had Gayatri chanting followed by Bliss of Silence meditation. Everyone experienced immense peace and upliftment. Prasad was served in the end

Guru Purnima, Australia, Mohanji

INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIONS

By Natesh Ramsell, Jelena Fassbender and Devadas

Our Beloved Guru has blessed the release of this excerpt from a new recording of a chant originally conceived by Devadas. The full recording is close to finished and will be available through GuruLight. Jelena F. joins on vocals. Details coming soon.

Words:
Guru Mohana Nayanam Sharanam
Guru Mohana Vadanam Sharanam
Guru Mohana Charanam Sharanam
Bhava Sagara Tharanam

Meaning:
Surrender to Mohanji Eyes,
Surrender to Mohanji’s Face,
Surrender to Mohanji’s Feet,
And cross the sea of samsara/suffering (to get liberated)!

Happy Guru Poornima everyone!

Mohanji Official Facebook Page launched the Mohanji Chalisa, sung beautifully by Sanjay Acharya, Canada

By Biljana Vozarevic

By Mohana Bhakti Priya

By Nikita
The Master’s Stroke

Grace was just another word in the dictionary
Till you took me under your wings;
Surrender was never a word I knew
Till your words taught me;
Surrender I did and what followed was only and only Grace.

Love, you gave me so unconditionally
Never did I fathom its boundaries till you loved me;
Faith, not a feeling but a tradition so powerful
Dawned on me as your blessings enveloped me
Richer and richer I became, no trophies or bounties could give me.

Service and Compassion could be so magical and expanding
Every cell of me started experiencing
Because you were present every moment
Guiding to be pure in thoughts, words and actions
Being meaningful in existence for one and all.

I have only one thing to offer you my Master
Gratitude and Gratitude every second of my life
Half a decade and a metamorphosis I have undergone
With your love, your grace,your blessings and omnipresence
For this, none other than me can vouch and comprehend.

On this auspicious day an amazing experience shared with deep gratitude by Neelu Vepu. As below:

“One more Mohanji Leela graced by Him on my family…

My cousin Sameer was admitted in a hospital in Hyderabad, last Saturday with high fever.(He is a young boy of 25 yrs old.He has lost his parents and little brother in a tragic road accident while returning from Shirdi ten years ago). Doctors first diagnosed it to be Dengue, owing to the rapid fall in his platelets.
But after some time, tests came positive for malaria and Jaundice too.His body temperature was not coming to normal even after medication for 3 days.As soon as I came to know of this, yesterday afternoon i messaged Mohanji for help. He immediately replied even though he was very busy and advised some thing to be done for removal of his Karma.His consciousness was there with him helping Sameer recover.When i prayed Mohanji before I went to bed yesterday and asked him, whether Sameer will be ok, then he replied in consciousness that he was there beside Sameer. Last night the situation was very grim.
Just in one night, Mohanji changed the whole scenario .
Now today, he is having a normal body temperature, no signs of malaria, dengue, or jaundice after further tests.And he has been shifted to a normal room in the hospital from ICU. And he will be discharged in just two days after some observation. Mohanji made the ordeal of one week over in just one night.

Such love and grace is possible only from him.
Thank you so much my Gurudev for everything.

Always at Your Lotus Feet,
Neelu

By Sulosh Pillai

We fed 70 kids at Plastic View today. They had apples, oranges, bread, chips and a sweetie.

‘ “Big doors swing on small hinges” this saying comes to mind when we visited the Baby Home, home to abandoned children, poverty and homelessness are often causes of child abandonment but we can make a difference by sharing unconditional love for them, one person at a time! In honor of Guru purnima we spent time at this home today giving them token gifts but most importantly our Love! Spare a thought for these beautiful embodiments of Love by visiting these places and just spreading love by giving them the gift of your time and love, so simple! Blessings!’ says Sulosh Pillai

charity - children - Guru Purnima - Sulosh Pillai

By Preeti Duggal

By Preeti Duggal

By Sandra Sankar

By Sandra Sankar

By Salona Surjoo

By Salona Surjoo

By Sunita Madan

By Sunita Madan

By Usha

By Usha

By Ananth Sankaran

We all know nothing except your Feet Father. Please help us stay there forever.

By Sakshi Gupta

Guru Purnima by Sakshi Gupta

By Mahesh Bhalerao

Baba …keep us united, as always next to your lotus feet.

By Devadas

*गुरु ही सांस है*
*गुरु ही आस है*
*गुरु ही प्यास हैै*
*गुरु ही ज्ञान है*
*गुरु ही ससांर है*
*गुरु ही प्यार है*
*गुरु ही गीत है*
*गुरु ही संगीत है*
*गुरु ही लहर है*
*गुरु ही भीतर है*
*गुरु ही बाहर है*
*गुरु ही बहार है*
*गुरु ही प्राण है*
*गुरु ही जान है*
*गुरु ही संबल है*
*गुरु ही आलंबन है*
*गुरु ही दर्पण है*
*गुरु ही धर्म है*
*गुरु ही कर्म है*
*गुरु ही मर्म है*
*गुरु ही नर्म है*
*गुरु ही प्राण है*
*गुरु ही जहान है*
*गुरु ही समाधान है*
*गुरु ही आराधना है*
*गुरु ही उपासना है*
*गुरु ही सगुन है*
*गुरु ही निर्गुण है*
*गुरु ही आदि है*
*गुरु ही अन्त हैै*
*गुरु ही अनन्त है*
*गुरु ही विलय है*
*गुरु ही प्रलय है*
*गुरु ही आधि है*
*गुरु ही व्याधि है*
*गुरु ही समाधि है*
*गुरु ही जप है*
*गुरु ही तप है*
*गुरु ही ताप है*
*गुरु ही यज्ञः है*
*गुरु ही हवन है*
*गुरु ही समिध है*
*गुरु ही समिधा है*
*गुरु ही आरती है*
*गुरु ही भजन है*
*गुरु ही भोजन है*
*गुरु ही साज है*
*गुरु ही वाद्य है*
*गुरु ही वन्दना है*
*गुरु ही आलाप है*
*गुरु ही प्यारा है*
*गुरु ही न्यारा है*
*गुरु ही दुलारा हैै*
*गुरु ही मनन है*
*गुरु ही चिंतन है*
*गुरु ही वंदन है*
*गुरु ही चन्दन है*
*गुरु ही अभिनन्दन है*
*गुरु ही नंदन है*
*गुरु ही गरिमा है*
*गुरु ही महिमा है*
*गुरु ही चेतना है*
*गुरु ही भावना है*
*गुरु ही गहना है*
*गुरु ही पाहुना है*
*गुरु ही अमृत है*
*गुरु ही खुशबू है*
*गुरु ही मंजिल है*
*गुरु ही सकल जहाँ है*
*गुरु समष्टि है*
*गुरु ही व्यष्टि है*
*गुरु ही सृष्टी है*
*गुरु ही सपना है*
*गुरु ही अपना है*

By Sholane Surjoo

Inspired by Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji and the incredibly transforming impact He has in every moment of my life, (in all of our lives) coupled with His lovingly, fatherly nature – a video and song dedication spontaneously came together as a tribute to my beloved Guruji on Guru Purnima. These words are a small attempt to try to describe the indescribable way that Baba makes me feel. The song dedication “You raised me up” by Westlife (2005) felt like the most appropriate dedication to the One who truly Raised me up in every aspect of this life.
This video dedication can be viewed here.
Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji! Love, gratitude and surrender to the Feet of Guru.Sholane Surjoo
Pretoria, South Africa

By Pramod Nair

A Mystique Yogi Nath Mohanji

“Mohan”
He captivates everyone
Like his name
He walks with a grace
Glow on his face

A Bewitching smile
With an innocence of a child

On his path
None goes empty
Animals or Humans
He showers his blessings

He gazes with compassion
With never ending love

Some address him as Guruji
Some call him Master or Baba
Some call him Father

For me he is my all in one
A “Big Brother”
An assurance he gives me
“I am always with you ”
Is a reminder from my beloved Guru
All I can say is I love him
All I can see is Love personified

Jai Matha ! Jai Bhagwan !!
Jai Mohanji ! Jai Guru Parampara !!

By K.D. Row

Rishiver. Pranaam!!! I cannot forget the day you majestically walked into my Life. I then understood the meaning of the maxim that when the time is ripe, the Guru will himself appear before you. My deep salutations n reverence at your Feet. I know nothing more. Happy Guru Purnima Father
Love you loads
My humble Pranam at your lotus feet
So blessed are all of us with you being with us at every moment of our life.

By Subhasree Thottungal

Pranam Mohanji. Happy Guru Poornima. I am out of words. Silence will probably be able to convey what I need to. Beyond this existence, in the true merger, You and I are One. Simply because I do NOT EXIST. Let me be WITH You, Let me be IN You, Let me BE You! After your beautiful message, I better keep Silence. Thank You for every moment.

By Dr Harpeet Wasir

I was looking forward to a blissful Guru Purnima day as the work front was light. Surprising it started with an Emergency at 5am. I was rushing to the hospital at the same time thanking Mohanji as I realised he had already planned my day. With His Grace all the four situations were handled and I cud reach back by evening. Was conscious of the Gurus day as well as instructions for the Lunar Eclipse ,when Mohanji said, Connect as much to me. Physical tiredness crept in yet prepared a small make shift Alter bed side and as I was by myself started a mixture of chanting, Mantras, Gayatri and few talks as means of connections with Father. Could go on till around 1.30 am when was conscious of total lunar eclipse. Same time like an small innocent child crying for ice cream, my mind also wanted to feel his presence but kept on telling myself to just stay connected as rest was his job. Was in and out of next side bed, still awake and throughout chanting something. By 3.30 am sat in the alter a bit more before retiring in about 15 minutes surrendering all what He could make my tired body do. Around 4am I am awakened, but to my utmost surprise not my myself but the VOICE OF MOHANJI who enters my room. No physical form seen but only in Ether form asking me, What about the Aarti? Is the speaker plugged in. All get ready for the Aarti.I immediately get up only to realise firstly that Mohanji is here completing my unfinished Sadhna with the Aarti.
The time coincided exactly with the end of the Eclipse. Secondly, the last candel finished the moment I opened my eyes after Aarti and thanking Mohanji for making it complete.
Thirdly, I was in Connect with all the Mohanji Family doing all Sewa throughout the day so am sure when Mohanji said, all of you get up, I truly believe that all of you were present in my subconscious in a big way. It was nothing to do with only me but the whole Mohanji Family.
Like always He just made me do my plugging in and rest of the Deliveries he made both on a physical and spirit level.
Am sure each one was blessed their own ways by Mohanji.
All in His feet🙏❤🙏

Harpeet Wasir

By Nyta Awotar

Mohanji - Guru Purnima, by Nyta Awotar

Mohanji, the Brother in Truth: “Sabse Unchi Prem Sagai”

Author: Sujata Joshi, UK

 

Mohanji, The Brother in truth 1 Mohanji quote - fire of awareness

I was at Subhasree’s, after a troublesome period of experiencing energetic disturbances in my sleep. It did happen during the day as well. Eventually I chose to receive Mai Tri healing as a last resort to help settle things. Subhasree explained to me that it was important to be open to receive, whichever way Mohanji chooses to work through you.

I prayed to Mohanji, “Let me know whatever you want me to know.”

You see, I was experiencing separation from my guru, who guides me from beyond. This caused me to feel abandoned and unwanted. I prayed to Him before I came to London, “Please, I need confirmation. I need to know You are with me and that I am loved.”

My intuitive guidance was blurred at this point and I had doubts about my own guru, who recently broke His own image and caused many people to be upset. I know gurus do that! They have harder tests than us! They have to break every bond in order to move to higher realms of spiritual heights!

I knew my guru was a high being, but I had no physical contact with Him, only strong intuitive guidance, which connected me to His consciousness like an umbilical cord connects a baby in the womb to the mother.

Mohanji, The Brother in truth 2 fire of awareness

My guru is very strongly linked to Mohanji.

Mohanji’s presence during the healing was palpable. He actually was there! Very gentle. Very soothing! As healing energies began to flow, my tears started to roll!

My guru was there! He was always there! He never left! His funny, witty, loving, flirtatious, even naughty, presence was unmistakable!

I had no doubt, He was with me, I was still loved and protected, despite my various outbursts and doubts about Him, He loved me beyond judgements and conditions my mind had set about His image! I remembered Mohanji’s messages. “A master is never bound by our mental frames. Trust Him! Because the mental frames will keep on breaking!” I bowed to both my gurus and asked for blessings.

Rights and wrongs are man-made! They change.

God isn’t bound by man-made laws of the society.

My Guru showed me the image of Lord Krishna with the chariot wheel, charging at Bhishma, despite His vows of non-involvement in the battle. He broke His own image to protect His disciple, Arjuna!

 

Such is Guru’s love for us. In truth, we are all Arjuna. We just doubt ourselves and forget we are loved!

I am so blessed to receive this communion through Mai Tri healing.

I am writing this account for those of us who might have felt disconnected or abandoned by the guru at times. It is not easy to cope with that! Though the real guru is our own soul, we need the external guru to connect us within.

Mohanji has always been there to rescue me. Even before I knew about Him!

Mohanji, The Brother in truth 5 fire of awareness - Manasarovar lake - devotion

I received clarity later, much later, as my healing actually continued for days after. I was still in bliss, sleeping soundly, eating well and generally getting deeper and deeper in solitude of the loving embrace of my spiritual mother, my guru. Days later I recognised.

In my mind’s eye, was the question, why do I call Him (Mohanji) my brother?

Mohanji had rescued me from being an exotic dancer, hundreds of incarnations back. He had called me his sister since then!

Beloved brother, in deep love and gratitude.

Mohanji, The Brother in truth 6 - silence - quote - more eloquent than words

 

Ahimsa, the Vegan Way – a True Inspiration from Guru Mohanji

Author: Shyama Jeyaseelan, UK
As Mohanji says, “If you are sure the world must change its ways, the only way to make it happen is to start with changing your ways. Transformation is essentially individualistic before it becomes collective. And the world is what we have made of it through generations of insensitive existence.

Ahimsa the Vegan Way - an inspiration from Mohanji

I would like to share a transformation that took place within me with Mohanji’s love and grace. Year 2016 was very special for me. It was the year when the sacred pilgrimage to Kailash became a reality, Mohanji was in the UK for Guru Poornima and the UK retreat, I received Kriya initiation from Mohanji and the year when I had the privilege of being at the Skanda Vale temple in Switzerland for the inauguration ceremony of the Somaskanda Moorthi while Mohanji was present. It was also the year Ahimsa the Vegan Café, a dream inspired by Mohanji, opened in London!

Ahimsa the Vegan Way 2 - an inspiration from Mohanji

On Guru Poornima day, an evening programme with Mohanji was organised in central London. I had the blessed opportunity to cook and serve food to Mohanji that evening. It was a simple meal but Mohanji’s kind “Thank you” made me very joyful inside. During the meal, I shared a feeling that had been bothering me for a while.

I mentioned that when our cats are unwell, I feel very sad and do my best to take care of them to make them better. However, even knowing how much cows and calves are suffering in dairy farms to provide us with milk, I was still unable to give up eating dairy! It made me sad how insensitive I was being towards the suffering of other beings. Mohanji simply said, “Don’t worry, it will happen.”

My family had been vegetarian for many years, but ate eggs and dairy products. Until meeting Mohanji I had been unaware of the horrors of dairy farming. As I read articles or watched videos of the dairy industry, I prayed that things would change in the industry. I also realised that by becoming vegan, along with many others, I would be able to contribute towards positive changes in society. Although the intellect knew what was the right thing to do, the mind always won with many excuses. I didn’t want to give up my cakes and coffees! That summer, after the retreat and being treated to beautiful vegan food for 4 days, I came home determined to stop eating dairy. Disappointingly, for various reasons it did not happen. Then the 2017 retreat took place and I was thinking again on the way home if I was going to be strong enough to do it this time.

The next day I was cooking paneer and two things happened simultaneously. I remembered Mohanji saying at some point during the retreat that the Guru we are seeking is within us. At that moment, I had the amazing feeling of Mohanji’s presence filling up my body. As Guru and God merged into one, the decision of becoming vegan was one of the easiest choices to make. How can I give the most compassionate Guru something obtained by means of cruelty and suffering? That moment was the turning point for me to change.

The 1st week after I stopped eating dairy products, I felt very light physically. Emotionally and mentally, it was joyful to know that I was contributing in some small way to make positive changes to society. Approximately 542,000 people in UK are vegan now! When I say Brahmarpanam, the food prayer before my meals, I have the happiness and satisfaction that I am offering sattvic food to my Guru and God.

Ahimsa the Vegan Way 3 - an inspiration from Mohanji

Looking back, I realise whatever sadhana I do on a daily and weekly basis had started the change in me, but the process was accelerated by Mohanji’s love, grace and blessings. My heart is full of love and gratitude to Mohanji for giving me the strength to change. The bhajan below is sung by one of the children at the Sai centre. The words are so beautiful that it melts my heart every time I hear it. I also had the privilege of offering it to Mohanji during the retreat last year.

“You are my heart, my soul, my own

You are my own eternal guide

You are the one I adore

You are the sun, the moon in the sky

You are the stars that shine at night”

You are my all, my beloved Mohanji.

With eternal love and gratitude,

Shyama Jeyaseelan

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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My Loving Guru

Written by Shyama

As someone who has always shied away from sharing experiences with others, the recent article by Mohanji about writing testimonials was a gentle nudge to start! Writing this has been a beautiful sadhana for me, a way to express my love and devotion to my beloved Guru.

Towards the end of  2017, Mohanji was visiting Europe and I had the privilege of staying with a truly wonderful family who were hosting Mohanji, Deviji and Mila. It was an unexpected gift that gave me many unforgettable moments with Mohanji, treasured forever.

Before the trip, I spoke to the host family a few times, mostly to discuss what we would be cooking for Mohanji and the others who would be staying together for a few days. Dosa was number one on the menu, of course :). During one of our conversations, the host mentioned that he’d spoken to Mohanji the previous day and Mohanji had said, “Don’t worry about food, I can also help to cook.” When I heard this, my first reaction was to say, “Wouldn’t that be really amazing!” Having said that out loud, I somehow couldn’t imagine Mohanji in the kitchen. Anyway, we both agreed that Mohanji shouldn’t be cooking, it was not the done thing!

A couple of days after being together with Mohanji, Deviji and little Mila, we had gotten into the routine of making dosas in the morning for them. While talking with us about various topics during breakfast time, Mohanji would always make sure that everyone had eaten before leaving the table to carry on with His work.

One morning, I was sitting and watching Mohanji eat, thinking how lucky I was to do this beautiful seva, to make food for my loving Guru, to be there with Him and a group of really great people. Mohanji suddenly asked if I was going to eat. I replied that I would, a little later. He then said, “Shall I make dosas for you?” I can only imagine the expression on my face, a definite selfie moment I think! I could literally feel my eyes shining and my heart filling with love. My joyful response was, “Yes please Mohanji.”

Mohanji cooking

Mohanji proceeded to make dosas for all of us, with patience and skill. One minute He was like a child, saying, “Look, the dosas are coming out nicely,” and the next minute being the loving Mother and making sure we had all eaten well, serving dosa and sambar until we were happily full. Receiving food made by Mohanji was, I know, the yearning and prayers of lifetimes and the blessings of my parents. Words are not adequate to express the joy and love I felt, and still feel, whenever I think of this morning. Later Mohanji said that when one receives food from a sadhu, he or she will not want for food for a whole lifetime. Such a wonderful blessing.

An innocent wish that only lasted a few moments during a phone conversation turned into an unexpected and precious blessing from Mohanji. His love for us is unconditional and ever present. Filling us with joy, He’s guiding and guarding us. He’s with us always.

I finish with a prayer that I have learnt recently, one we sang during Mohanji’s birthday programme this year. It reminds me of the innocence, compassion and endless love that I see in Him.

Karpur Gauram Karunavataram |
Sansara Saram Bhujagendra Haram ||
Sada Vasantam Hridayaravinde |
Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namami ||

Meaning: The one who is as pure as camphor, the avatar full of compassion, the one who is the essence of the world, the one with the serpent king as His garland, always residing in the lotus of the heart, O Lord and Goddess, I bow to you both.

With love and gratitude,

Shyama

 

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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He and His Father Are One

Written by Viji Sagar, USA

Mohanji pada Pooja

It was a cold and dreary winter afternoon with a constant drizzle.  It was cold and wet, a perfect day to stay indoor cuddled up with a nice book.  One could feel the chillness  penetrating all the way to the bones.  None of this would stop me from driving an hour to bring home Mohanji’s padukas. I have been eagerly waiting for them a few weeks now, and I couldn’t wait any longer.

Once the padukas were home, they were received with full honor and arti was performed before being placed on the altar.  It was late when we came home so I had planned to do pada pooja the next day when I came back from work. Being the first day of the work week, I got extremely busy.  The same thing repeated the next day and the day after. A couple of days slipped by without doing the pada puja,  so I convinced myself that I would do the puja on Thursday which was an auspicious day anyway.

Thursday rolled around and I went through the usual routine of work and the long drive home completely forgetting about my commitment to do pada puja.  Around 7pm, I was lazing around on the couch watching TV, when there was this urge for me to get up, because I had to do something, but just didn’t know what it was.  I tried to ignore it and focused on the show I was watching but that urge intensified to the point that I could not enjoy the show any more.  At the same time, I also noticed that my little dog was sitting in front of me just staring at me as if he wanted to say something. When I got up to get him a treat, he just walked to the altar and sat next to it wagging his tail, as if to remind me to do the pada puja.

I quickly got the stuff together for the puja and realized I did not have fresh flowers.  How could I do pada puja without fresh flowers for my beloved Mohanji’s padukas? So once again, Lady Tamas took over. I told myself that I would buy fresh flowers and do the puja on Friday morning.  In the meantime, I decided to chant the Sai mantra and played the Sai Sahasranaama on YouTube from my phone. I left my phone in the next room and settled down on the floor to chant Sai mantra.  As I sat down to chant, I looked at Sai Baba’s pic and thought to myself, Baba is senior anyway, I will chant for Him on Thursday and tomorrow I will do the pada puja. It is absolutely ridiculous, the games the mind plays on you when you engage it.

I started the chanting and after just nine chants of the Sai mantra, miraculously the music switched over to Mohanji Gayatri mantra. I was shocked and confused. How could this happen? The Sai mantra was playing on YouTube and the Mohanji Gayatri was on iTunes? The phone was in the other room so I could not have done it by mistake and there was no one else in the house. I dared not question or analyze further at this point. 🙂  I picked up some viboothi, and placing it on the padukas instead of flowers, I completed the pada puja by chanting the Gayatri.  I proceeded to perform aarati and after bowing to Sai Baba and Mohanji and apologizing for my ignorance. The phone automatically switched back to Sai Sahasranaama,  as if to tell me apology accepted 🙂

Mohanji pada Pooja 1.jpg

There were multiple lessons for me in this episode.  1. There is no hierarchy in the Guru parampara.  It is one unified force that works together for our evolution and ultimately liberation.  2. Material things (flowers, incense etc.) are not a requirement to show our love and reverence to our guru. It is all for our personal satisfaction. 3. When needed, Gurus communicate to us through multiple mediums, be it a dog or a phone. 4. MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you make a commitment to your guru, He ALWAYS shows up with open arms to receive your offering of love.  Remember to keep your end of the commitment.

Many Mohanji family members were Sai Baba devotees first, before they met Mohanji.  In my case it was reversed. Mohanji was my guru first before I became aware of Sai Baba.  Through this experience sharing, I hope to help those who question the stature of Mohanji, or still see a distinction between Sai Baba and Mohanji, to realize that HE and HIS Father are ONE.

Mohanji and Shirdi Sai Baba - USA

Jai Shri Guru Deva Datta!!! Jai Shri Sai!!! Jai Shri 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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