My Grace Story

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By Sonia Vaid, India

I bow down to my Gurus, who showed me the path of light:

The way a Guru manifests in our life is a personal and surreal experience for many. As a creatively inclined person, with an agile mind always on a ferris wheel of thoughts, I had created a perfect scene in my mind regarding my quest for a spiritual Master.

I had envisioned that one day a sparkling bright light would enter my heart and surround me in a glittering halo that would enable me to ascend into a higher realm. But truth and reality are stranger than fiction!

It was the spring of 2019 when I’d started yoga classes under the direction of a beautiful soul named Pooja Gandhi. There I met a spirited young lady named Rajni Sharma, and together we embarked on a journey to align our mental and physical states.

I would often hear of frequent references to ‘Mohanji’ made by both these wonderful girls during our conversations after the class. Their love for ‘Mohanji’ was indeed endearing, and it ignited my curiosity to learn more about their Guru’s philosophy and teachings.

I expressed my desire to them and instantly received Mohanji’s book, ‘Power of Purity’ as an answer. I read the book slowly, savouring the parts I understood and rereading the parts which I didn’t have the wisdom to comprehend. It spoke to me even when I opened it randomly!

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In search of the fragrance:

A couple of days later, I sensed a distinct scent in my home. It was strange as the intense April heat had dried up all the flowering plants in my garden and there weren’t any fresh flowers in my house either.

I went into my garden to see if some flowers had magically bloomed overnight. Blame it on my mind that thrives on fairy tales and fantasies!

Sadly, the flowering plants and rose shrubs in my garden told the story of a dry summer spell. Strangely, the mysterious scent still hung around the house. I put this incident behind me as another one of my ‘strange experiences’ and life went on as usual.

During one of our ‘satsang sessions’ that followed every yoga class, Rajni mentioned something about fragrances that often trail spiritually evolved Gurus to signify their divine presence. Although my mind resisted this theory, I narrated the ‘fragrance episode’ to them.

“Maybe Mohanji was there in your home!” she said, much to my bewilderment.

“What was your Guru doing in my home?” I asked her in a teasing tone and gently brushed aside her assumption, oblivious to the beautiful surprise that awaited me.

Some days later, I came to know about Mohanji’s arrival in Delhi and expressed my desire to see him in person.

The destination:

Some dates have a special place in our hearts, and 19th May 2019 is one such date for me when I experienced the joy and bliss of Mohanji’s esteemed grace.

I arrived at the venue for his talk on ‘Power of Positivity’ with no expectations or preconceived notions, but with the pure intent of engaging in a spiritual discussion which would be a novel experience for me.

With Mohanji’s esteemed arrival, a serene calm descended on the room, and soon everyone warmed up to the light emanating from their Guru.

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All through Mohanji’s talk, I didn’t lose sight of him even for a moment and kept gathering the pearls of wisdom in rapt attention. The precious moments soon rolled by, and I realised that I had completely lost track of time in the ecstasy that prevailed around me.

Mohanji’s words and demeanour were as gentle as the beautiful interaction between him and the seekers. He kept answering their queries in his unassuming and straightforward way and captivated the audiences’ hearts.

As Mohanji got ready to take his leave from the assembly, people started taking turns to hug him with love and reverence. Each seeker patiently waited for a blessed moment with their beloved Mohanji.

When I came face to face with Mohanji, I greeted him with folded hands and stepped aside. His compassionate smile warmed my heart, and before I could fade away in the crowd, my friend Rajni pulled me into a conversation with him.

“Mohanji, this is my friend who had asked, ‘What was your Guru doing in my home?’”
I smiled nervously at this unexpected disclosure and bowed before him again.

He smiled at me with a loving gaze and held my folded hands firmly to bless me. The best way by which I can describe that defining moment is that it felt like I had found a loved one whom I had lost long ago. I felt anchored.

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The next moment I was sobbing like a child in his embrace. There was no stopping the floodgates of emotions. Mohanji held me for a long time and comforted me like a father would comfort his child. It took me a while to get a hold over myself, and as I became conscious of the people around me, I felt a strange synergy of gratefulness.

I must confess that my emotional outburst had embarrassed me beyond words, but as I stood and looked at the multitude of teary-eyed people, I realised that I was not alone.

The Shift:

It has been a year since I met Mohanji, and in this duration, I’ve had several experiences that reiterated my belief that a higher power is watching over me. My perception of life and its challenges is changing. I’m gradually transforming into a seeker on my soul’s journey. Each passing day reaffirms my faith in the Power of Positivity, and I have learnt to bow down before the divine with a grateful heart. I know that the seed of faith is sown and all it needs is careful nurturing.

I believe that a Guru appears in our life to lead us away from darkness into light and to uplift us to reach our higher purpose in life. I’ll always be eternally thankful to Mohanji for spreading his fragrance and grace in my life and being there to hold my hand when I needed him the most. I pray that may the river of his eternal love always overflow, and may we continue to drench our souls in its divinity.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 3rd June 2020

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

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

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Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 9 – ” The divine blessings of Kamadhenu”

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We bring to you our second story in the 9th Chapter of Mohanji Satcharita. Mahesh Bhalerao shares with us a beautiful experience that took pace in Datta Tapovan Ashram in Canada in the presence of our dear Mohanji!  Divinity can be seen, sensed or heard by most of us in this physical realm. Dive into this beautiful narration and enjoy the bliss that was evident in our Canada Ashram. 

The divine blessings of Kamadhenu!

By Mahesh Bhalerao, Canada

Mohanji’s arrival in Datta Tapovan Ashram brought to us the awareness of Lord Dattatreya’s presence in all aspects, and at many levels.

Let me share an event that shows the presence of Datta swaroopa Mohanji (Mohanji as the true nature of Lord Datta) in our lives, every moment.

On the morning of Friday, June 14th, devotees in Canada ashram offered aarati to Shirdi Sai Baba inside the ashram and then to Lord Datta outside, in Mohanji’s presence. Mohanji lit a lamp in front of Lord Datta and bowed His head to take his blessings. This was a very sacred moment as the devotees present there felt that divine communion was taking place.

The blessed moment didn’t end there.

The next day, Saturday morning, while everyone was walking outside towards Lord Datta’s temple, all could feel the fragrance of cow dung. It was not a dirty smell, rather a very purifying celestial smell with a strong, distinct fragrance that none could mistake. The fragrance lingered for quite some time. This left the devotees present there, puzzled. How come there was this smell of cow dung? From where?

This reminded us of the previous Sunday, June 9th, when few of us met at the ashram to discuss some matter, we had smelt the same fragrance. We did think for a moment that may be a farmer was using cow dung as a fertiliser in a nearby field. Once again this Saturday, when we got whiffs of the same fragrance, we realised that even though the ashram is located in the countryside in Canada, none of the farmers here used cow dung directly as a fertiliser! So there was absolutely no physical source from where the fragrance was emanating.

Surely this wasn’t an ordinary thing. Everyone looked up to Mohanji with curiosity eagerly waiting for Him to reveal the truth behind this phenomenon.

Mohanji explained to all. After the lamp was lit the previous day, ‘ Kamadhenu’, the celestial cow, the “every wish fulfilling mother” in the form of a cow had graced this space with her presence. Not everyone could see her, however, her presence was certainly felt through the cow dung fragrance.

Mohanji with Kamadhenu

So what is the significance behind the presence of Kamdhenu?

Well, this is up to everyone’s individual understanding and appetite for spiritual awareness!  I personally feel that in the physical presence of Datta Swaroopa Mohanji amongst us, every desire ( Dharmic, Karmic or Spiritual) is going to be accomplished!

This also made me realise that last Sunday, before Mohanji’s arrival, when we had felt the fragrance, it was an indication of Mohanji’s presence with us, that He is with us every moment, He is listening to us every moment.

Getting the same fragrance in His presence was the confirmation of His omnipresence, his omniscience and it was also clearing away our doubt, our naivety about cow dung being used as a fertiliser!

This realisation filled my heart, choked my throat and my eyes welled up! Here is my Baba (Mohanji), showing me His presence in every moment, that He is with us, listening to us, holding us every single moment. Thank You, Baba (Mohanji), for showing us this truth, for showing Your love for us.

I must also mention that on the day of this incident, yet another special event was happening. Mohanji was giving initiation to Kriya Trainees! What better way for the Tradition to convey the connection to the sacred path and the truth of the incarnation that we easily underestimate!

Thank you Mohanji for blessing the ashram and the devotees with your presence bringing the awareness of the Datta Tradition and for reminding us of your continuous presence with us every moment.

Mohanji

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 19th June 2019

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.

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