Presence without presence

Mohanji Turtle

By Mahesh Bhalerao, Canada

When you love Mohanji from the bottom of the heart, Mohanji does appear, you can feel and observe Mohanji’s presence. It happens with awareness and if your sentiments are strong, you can undoubtedly feel Mohanji’s presence.

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We have all had so many experiences in the past; however, Mohanji Datta Tapovan (MDT) Ashram, Toronto, is a place where you can strongly feel Mohanji’s presence even though he is physically not present at the ashram site. Mohanji’s last visit in June 2019 was very powerful and a strong presence of Guru Mandala was experienced because we had Mohanji Acharya training conducted by Mohanji at the MDT Ashram. After finishing the program, Mohanji left for his next destination on June 27th, 2019, and while leaving when I went to see him, I was feeling very nervous and sad, and Mohanji said to me, “I am going, however, I am not going, you will feel me.”

This beautiful experience unfolded whereby I felt his presence in his room, very soon after Mohanji leaving Canada.

At Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram, Mohanji has a room and when I went inside the room on June 28th, 2019, I felt Mohanji’s strong presence and he gave me his darshan sitting on his usual chair. I could see with my eyes that he was sitting on his chair.

This may sound delusional, and I too was carrying the same thought. Maybe it was a hallucination. However, my doubt was cleared by one more evidence of Mohanji’s presence at the ashram. This time it was his footprint on the cushion, which Mohanji normally uses under his feet, whenever he sits in the main sitting area near the fireplace. My son Neerav also confirmed the same and then I realised that it was not a hallucination and his presence was evident and true. Later, when Sanjay Bhai came, he also saw the same and confirmed the presence of the footprint as Mohanji’s presence without presence.

Even after one year, on June 19th, 2020, at 3:30 am, I heard a noise in Mohanji’s room. Because of the Early Birds Club, I was awake and ready to do my daily Sadhana. I heard a noise and my first thought was, what was that noise and who might be in that room early at 3:30 am? I really felt that someone was in that room.

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I checked the door and it was locked. The second thought was it must be Mohanji, and I opened the door and went inside, putting the diya (lamp) in front of the Sai idol. I could feel a presence, had goosebumps and literally felt the energy source moving around exactly as if someone was walking in the room behind me.

I realised that it was Mohanji’s energy as his favourite perfume smell in the room at the time was very strong. As I was sitting there thinking in my mind if this was real, there was a noise in the room again, this time it was from the washroom. My joy had no boundaries as Mohanji was responding to my thoughts. I prayed to Mohanji that I was very happy, my Father/Baba (Mohanji) was present with me on my birthday, and as usual, started crying and was on the floor doing Sashtang Namaskara (prostrations). After a while, I left the room thinking that if this is all real, I would like to see Mohanji in any physical form.

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After performing the Kakad aarati, while I was at Lord Dattatreya’s temple around 8:15 am, I saw an unusual movement on the ground near the temple. Curious and a little upset as I thought that someone had thrown some garbage on the ground, I went closer and realised it was moving. After taking a good look, I realised that it was a turtle! I ran back to the basement kitchen to bring some food for it. I was happy to see the turtle because at the same time last year when Mohanji was at the ashram, we saw a turtle, and that turtle was referred to as Maha Vishnu Swarup (a form of Lord Vishnu).

 

For me, it was darshan of my Maha Vishnu MOHANJI, my Father had shown me his physical presence in a unique way. For me anything and everything is Mohanji, as it says in Mohanji’s aarati, ‘Bhagavan Brahma Vishnu and Shiva Swarup, which is nothing but Lord Dattatrya as one.

I believe that Mohanji himself appeared in the form of a turtle showing me his Vishnu Swarup. I did Vishnu Shastra names chanting and Lord Dattatreya’s aarati. My strong belief is that Mohanji is a Swarup of Lord Dattatraya and his consciousness resides in all living beings as well as in the smallest living sukshma (subtle or intangible), beings on Earth.

My humble and loving gratitude to Mohanji for showing me his presence in the Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram in such a beautiful and tangible way.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 5th July 2020

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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||

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.