Dreaming of Kailash

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By Harpreet Wasir

As much as I thought I may make it for Kailash this time, it was not possible. As Mohanji said, I had to do my dharma as my son Aman’s medical admissions had just completed, and thus I could not get any more leave of absence.

From within, my heart and soul was with Mohanji and Kailash. How could he ever leave any devotees’ honest wishes unfulfilled? Thus, Mohanji came in my dream last night.

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It was Kathmandu and he was sitting amidst all the pilgrims wearing a white robe. I entered the crowded area and started walking towards him. As I approached him, Mohanji stood up and opened his arms. I walked up to him and hugged him. He held me how a Father would hold and hug his child, not to let go. I was physically feeling the hug despite being asleep. After a while, I let go and realised that my Kailash came to me to fulfil me completely.

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“Mind is the canvas that we paint our experiences on. The mind is the canvas, it is the vast sky. Desires are the stuff that dreams are made of.” 

Mohanji

The Mind is the Sky

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I later came to know that Mohanji was actually wearing white yesterday. For me it was an understanding that our Guru is always with us, holding us and answering our sincere questions and desires.

Our deep faith in Him will always bring an answer to everything.

Offering my gratitude with folded hands!

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 6th August 2019

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A trip to Kailash

Kailash with Mohanji

The author wishes to stay anonymous

 

Jai Mohanji!

With deep gratitude to Mohanji for all that I have been given, I would like to share how Mohanji fulfills the wishes of devotees even though it may seem impossible from any angle.

 

This New Year (2019), I made a wish to take a trip to Kailash with Mohanji. This intention was placed at a local temple and I shared it with many of the M family members. I was pretty sure that I could make it for the trip until recently when I decided not to due to personal reasons. I was very disappointed and kept wondering why this didn’t happen. I had friends asking me if I was making a trip this year and that I could enroll at the last minute but reluctantly, I said no. A week before the Kailash trip, I was sad and I questioned Mohanji in my prayers as to why I was not eligible to go? I got straight answers that I will go and He will take me. This was a strong message and I didn’t doubt it.

 

Yesterday, the 2nd of August, my dog woke me up around 3.30 am and this was very unusual. I woke up and didn’t go back to bed. I decided to pray since I had nothing else to do at that time of the day.  I went to the altar where I had kept Mohanji’s photo and eye card and started doing the kriya. I looked into His eyes to connect to His consciousness. I kept looking at His eyes and suddenly on His third eye, I saw lots of clouds forming and a huge mountain covered with snow appeared distinctly in it. It was so amazing! The scene was unlike any photos and the feeling was also very different.

I kept looking at it and then on the right side, I saw a huge white marble statue of Lord Shiva in a meditating pose and there was a lake flowing beneath the statue. This was unbelievable. I closed my eyes, rubbed it and looked again but nothing had changed. It was the same. I saw the snow-covered mountain, the statue, and the lake, all at once. Suddenly, a thought came to my mind – ‘This is KAILASH!!!’ I bowed at once and kept focussing on it, absorbing all that I could. In this blissful state, I heard myself say, “Mohanji has taken me to Kailash.” I had tears in my eyes and after a while, the scene slowly faded away.

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This whole episode lasted for about 10 minutes. After I came back to my normal self, I wondered what had taken place. Was it indeed true? Was I hallucinating? I decide to call a friend of mine who can judge such situations and I was told that indeed I had a vision of Kailash and Lord Shiva and this was no hallucination. I was on cloud nine after hearing this and Mohanji had taken me there. What more can I ask? I can only touch His feet and serve Him until the end. Who else in this universe takes care of me so much other than Mohanji, who fulfills every wish of His devotees? He is the real show-runner and the most compassionate Guru one can ever get in a lifetime.

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Thank you so much Mohanji.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 5th August 2019

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The Grace of the Blazing Sun

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By Dhritiman Biswas

 

As my eyes closed that night, I saw Kailash – bathed in the blue hue of the bright moonlight, with the shimmering white crown of snow.  I was lying down in one of the rooms directly in front of the north face of Kailash at Dirapuk (Tibet, China) in the only guest house that the place had to offer. The day had begun as any on the Kailash parikrama trail. This was the third time Lord Shiva had permitted me to walk the parikrama. Although this time in 2016, my pilgrimage was to take me on the inner kora parikrama, day one was standard for both the outer and inner parikrama.

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It is always tiring; no matter how many times one has walked the parikrama. After a light meal, the whole group slowly settled down for the night to rest the aches and headaches. I was sleeping in a room with at least four other fellow pilgrims. I slept in anticipation of the next day’s trek to Charan Sparsh, a place very close to the north face of Kailash and considered to be the lotus feet of Lord Shiva. At a certain point in time, around 2:30 am, I was woken up by a bright light. Through my sleepy eyes, I saw (or thought I saw) the blazing sun right outside the window.

The intensely burning sun was at my eye level, and I could even see concentric circles of other colours around it, like rings around a planet.

I was confused. I panicked. I witnessed. In a drugged state of sleep.

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Through the haze of sleep, thoughts were running across my mind: Why has no one woken me up, although the sun had risen? Has everyone from the inner kora group left for Kailash without me? I raised my left hand to see the time on my Fitbit. The blinking digits gave a time around 2:30 am. Something just did not make sense!  Time was 2:30 am, yet the sun was out. My sleepy and foolish mind got overloaded with these very complicated questions and promptly escaped back to sleep.

Next thing I know: it was morning, and other pilgrims were waking up. Tea was being served by the Sherpas. I forgot all about the blazing sun. That day, the inner kora group walked to Charan Sparsh and with the grace of Lord Shiva, Divine Mother and Mohanji, ten of us even managed to walk farthest and touch the holiest, most sacred Kailash itself (you can read about the whole inner kora experience of the author in The Inner Kora book available on Amazon).

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The Inner Kora book

In fact, the ten of the inner kora pilgrims could go and touch Kailash only because Mohanji sat down on a rock facing Kailash and anchored all those who were walking towards Kailash and protected us from all the dangers.

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Few days later, Mohanji was chatting with the inner kora group at the base camp at Darchen where he explained that he was in communion with the Saptarishis (the seven sages of ancient India, who are extolled in many places in the Vedas and other Hindu literature) and other divine beings during the night on the first day of the parikrama. I suddenly remembered that this was the night I saw the blazing sun.

The blazing sun. Was it the blazing sun?

What did I see?

The penny dropped. I realized that the blazing sun was none other than the Saptarishis/divine beings that Mohanji spoke about! To understand that this was not my mortal imagination, Mohanji’s sharing proved the reality of my vision. They allowed me, a speck of dust to see them, even if momentarily.

Oh, what brightness I saw! I still vividly remember the intensity of the ‘blazing sun’.  It was so bright that it still lights my inner lamp, even after all these years.

I am sincerely grateful for this experience which was bestowed on me. I search for words to explain the grace, I fail miserably.

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Eternally grateful I am also to Mohanji, my guru, my guide, my protector and the blazing sun of my life, for allowing me to witness this divine communion.

Now comes the twist in the tale!

I have a confession to make. Ever since I came to know about the inner kora (way back in 2012), I had harboured a dream to meet a divine being (in the form of light) somewhere along the inner kora path. This is the first time I am even uttering this in public. I have never discussed this with Mohanji before.

Yet He knew. He always listens. He loves unconditionally. He blesses.

He fulfilled my yearning. And how!

To get a sight of the Saptarishis/divine beings on the inner kora pilgrimage.

It has taken me three years to write this.

It has taken me three years to assimilate and genuinely understand the grace of Lord Shiva and Mohanji on me. It has taken three years to find enough words to pen down this experience.

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As I embark on my fourth yatra to Kailash, all I carry is a smile on my lips and the grace of Lord Shiva, Divine Mother and Mohanji.

Har Har Mahadev! Jai Maa! Jai Mohanji!

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 3rd August 2019

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A precious Gift

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by Sakshi Gupta, Jammu India

I’m always with you. – Mohanji

Every breath is a gift from Mohanji. So many times in my life, I have experienced how Mohanji has literally saved me in various situations.

16th July was Guru Purnima. I was yearning to be with Mohanji, but due to various commitments, I couldn’t make it to Bangalore. I was upset that I could not meet him physically. However I have no complaints, as thanks to Mohanji Foundation, we had darshan of Mohanji and Devi Amma’s beautiful satsang live on Facebook.

Mohanji and Devi Amma

 

The next day, on 17th July, I slipped and had a bad fall  at home. Mohanji literally held my hand and reduced the impact of the fall. There were no injuries  at all, except that my right ankle got twisted. A major head injury was prevented. My heart knows this was purely Mohanji’s protection. I sincerely thanked Him in my heart.

Due to the twist in my ankle, I couldn’t walk for 2 days. I did not inform Mohanji about all this, as I felt that He knows everything.

The reason for sharing all this is because what happened couple of nights later (20th July) was just amazing. All these events appear to be linked.

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That night I woke up at 3 am. I was not feeling well, so I read a blog by Lata on her experiences at the Kumbh. After reading, I went back to sleep. Then in my dream, Mohanji came and took my husband and me to a very old Hanumanji’s temple. It was a cave which had images of all the Devis and Devatas. At the back of the cave was Hanumanji’s temple. There we did a pooja and Mohanji applied orange colour kumkum on our foreheads. After the pooja, Mohanji asked me, “How’s your foot?” He took my foot in His hands and blessed my foot. He closed his eyes and gave me healing.

Immediately after that, I woke up and the pain was gone. In excitement, I jumped out of my bed and realised that the pain had really  gone. No pain at all! Everything including the swelling had gone. Mohanji  took away my pain and healed me.

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I had wanted to meet Him. He gave me darshan, and even took me to a beautiful Hanumanji’s shrine. Not only that, He healed my physical pain also through His divine darshan in the dream.

Mohanji truely means it when He says ” I am with you.” He makes sure that we feel His presence when we need it. The divine dream that I had was a clear evidence of this.

I felt this was a precious and blessed gift for me from Mohanji for Guru Purnima! My head bows to my Guru with gratitude.

I am always at your lotus feet, dear Mohanji!

 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 1st August 2019

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No Pain, No Gain 

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By Sathya Shivakumar

 

July 12, 2017 was “Sankatahara chaturthi”, a special day for Lord Ganesha. I had prepared steamed modaks as an offering for the God that day. My son, who had returned from school, asked for some fried modaks as well. It is an elaborate process to prepare them and as the next day was his birthday, I did not want to disappoint him and made that as well.

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A view from the Buddha temple in Galle…the rock in the ocean appears like an elephant

My son and I have our birthdays exactly a week apart. A few days preceding my birthday, I started experiencing burning sensations in my body. It started with the feet and then slowly felt them in my palms also. One fine morning, I was drawing a simple rangoli at the pooja room entrance. I usually draw a floral pattern but I was surprised to see that I had drawn feet that day. In India, we have the practice of decorating the floor with the pattern of Krishna’s feet on Janmashtami day but that was still a month away. Why had I drawn the feet, I wondered.

On my birthday,  my sister made a surprise visit to Bangalore. We went on our usual weekend drive to see the progress of our new house that was under construction. On the way back, we exited from a different gate than we usually do. I noticed a board and as it was in Kannada (the local language), I asked my husband, Shiva, to read out what was on it. He said, “Sri Chaitanya Paduka Mandira.”

I connected it to Brahma Chaitanya Maharaj but wanted to find out what it actually was, so I asked Shiva to take us there.  When we got there, Shiva and Radha stayed back in the car as I stepped out. I saw a few dogs and told Shiva, “One of those dogs is staring at me. Don’t want to get bitten on my birthday! ” He said, “Nothing will happen. It is all in your mind! Just go.”

As I entered the temple, I  saw that the main door was closed. So I walked up to the ‘sthala vriksham’ and offered my humble prostrations and birthday prayer. I knew the main tree in a temple’s premises houses the consciousness of divinity but did not at that point in time know that it was an Audumbar (fig) tree. The watchman told us that it would open in an hour’s time but that seemed like a long wait for the others. So I left with the desire to come to the temple another day.

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Sri Sadguru Chaitanya Paduka Mandir, Bangalore

A couple of days later when we went back to supervise the construction, I asked Shiva to take me to the temple again as it is just a few minutes from our new house. We went inside this time and had the place to ourselves as there was no one in there at the time. It was such a unique shrine. We quietly walked up to the second floor that houses the padukas of several masters along with their pictures. I did not recognize some of them. My husband patiently read out the nameplate in Kannada and I bowed to each one. I felt some energy going up my body and prayed that I should be healed soon as the lingering sensation in my legs continued to bother me.

I had initially consulted a general physician for the burning sensation and he diagnosed it as a Vitamin B12 deficiency. But the supplements were not helping much. While my haemogram results showed improvement, the burning now seemed as if it had reached the head. Some days,  instead of heat, I felt that my head was feeling like ice.

I wanted to explore other solutions to my problem and started yoga classes regularly. When I explained what I was going through physically, the senior yoga teacher could not comprehend the problem. She told the lady next to her, “These days people get strange problems!” She was kind and empathetic but could not understand my situation. Therefore, while I continued the yoga sessions, I did not wait to explain the other sensations such as numbness, pricking, etc. that I was going through.

I, myself, was surprised by the strange sensations that I was experiencing. It was because, it was not all pain, all the time. Occasionally, I had blissful raindrop sensations. It was as though something was constantly trickling in my head. Every morning, even as I stepped down from the bed, I would experience a pull going from my foot to the top of my head. I would have mild pain during yoga or while in the pooja room but would start increasing through the day. I had to learn to word all that I was experiencing to explain to the doctor. The symptoms brought all guesses ranging from diabetes to thyroid issues and these were eliminated with tests.

Even as I was physically undergoing some struggles, I also had beautiful dreams. Some of them felt so real. The dreams augured something beautiful would unfold. Whenever my fears reached their peak, signs of assurance kept flowing in and calmed me down. I always meditated on two lines of a Tamil verse “Anju Mugam thondrin Aarumugam thondrum” which means “When you fear, the six-faced Lord appears!” There is another explanation to this verse that my father told me – “When the five-faced Lord Shiva appears, Lord Skanda appears.” (Anju also means five in Tamil)

In October, my music teacher organized a programme at her house during the Navarathri festival. Throughout the programme, I felt heavy pressure on my eyes and made up my mind to consult a neurologist. After returning home, I called my father and sought his advice. He asked me not to worry and that he would do an “Anga-pradakshinam” at Tiruchendur to help me tide over the crisis. I thanked him and also mentioned to him that I would consult a neurologist as well.

The neurologist diagnosed it to be a nutritional deficiency. Although the heating and cooling sensations could not be explained, he gave me some medicines to subside the pain. I did not discuss the problem with anyone except Shiva and my parents. I felt that it was a wasted effort. If a senior yoga teacher and a neurologist could not understand it, I was pretty sure that my sharing this with others would only invite more flippant responses than solutions. With the help of guru google, I had narrowed it down to one of two things – If it is bad, it is some neuro problem and if it is good, it is related to the Kundalini experience.

Shiva cheered me and said, “If your thinking is positive, only good things will happen. Maybe your chakras are opening!” I felt as though he was brushing aside my problem. Although he was being his usual self, he did not really understand what I was physically going through. It had gone to the extent that when he entered the house he would lift his headphones and ask, “Hot or cold?” If I said, “Cold”, he interpreted this as being in a good mood and would talk. Otherwise, he would place them back on and take his calls.  It made me realize that when there is an internal problem one is going through, which is not visible to the naked eye, however understanding people are, none can perceive the actual problem or the intensity of it. No matter how empathetic or compassionate they are, they can only help to an extent. Beyond that one has to journey alone to find the answers.

Speaking of journeys, we went to Chennai that year to celebrate the last three days of Navarathri with my parents. On the way, we reminisced about our fabulous and memorable trip to Kathirgamam (Kataragama) which has a fascinating back story and I went into a reverie…

About 65 km from Chennai, there is a place called Tirukallil which has the ancient Sivanandeswarar temple where one of the first and foremost Saivite saints Tirugnanasambandar sang in praise of the Lord and as such it holds a special place in Tamil history. The main priest of this temple, Arumugam gurukkal was 107 years old. He had great love for the temple and the deity was his life. As the gurukkal had got on with age, he had requested my father to assist him with performing abishekams on special days. He was a great inspiration to me because I used to be amazed by his love for God. He would come all the way to attend social functions in Chennai so he could mobilize funds for the sustenance of the temple’s festivals.

The visit in July 2016, was extra special because it was the “Pre-Kailash Pradosham” as my father used to call it. My father was booked to go on the Kailash parikrama with Mohanji. I did not know who Mohanji was at the time. All that we knew was my dad had met a Master and was keenly looking forward to his upcoming trip. Chennaiites rarely have a stock of winter clothing because of the climate. So I bought some jackets and travel items that would be needed for such a trip. On that day, the abishekam was splendid. I really opened out in the serene atmosphere that surrounds the temple and with no inhibitions whatsoever, sang with gay abandon, assured that the Lord was enjoying my rendition.

After a really fulfilling visit, I headed back to Bangalore the next day. I was on the way home from the railway station when my dad called me and said with equanimity – “I am not eligible for parikrama according to the new Chinese rules. I am not doing Kailash this time. It was a reminder to me that God has his own plans.

My father had given me the book “Muruga, the embodiment of beauty and valour!” In the book, it is mentioned that Kathirgamam (in present-day Sri Lanka) is referred to as the “Dakshina Kailash” or the Kailash of the south. Kathirgamam is in the same longitude as Kailash and a pilgrimage there is equivalent to a pilgrimage to Kailash. Almost a year later, on one of our weekend visits to Chennai for the panguni uthiram celebrations at home, the topic of a trip to Kathirgamam came up, and Shiva said that it would be his birthday treat to my father. As things turned out in the course of that discussion, we ended up with an unplanned and spontaneous booking to go to Kathirgamam as a family!!  It was a big group with my parents, mother-in-law, children and two nieces!!

The trip was filled with fascinating and myriad experiences. We landed in Colombo and immediately left for Galle, where we stayed overnight. Galle is a beautiful beach town. We spent time walking around the scenic town with natural rocks, gardens and Buddhist shrines overlooking the beach. After a good night’s rest, we left for Kathirgamam the next morning. It was a long but scenic journey by road and we took in all the experiences we had along the way, soaking in the stories of Murugan’s exploits that my father shared with us in his inimitable way.

Kathir means Light. Kamam means Love. The etymology also says that Kamam came from “gramam” meaning village and the place was called Kathirgamam by the Lankans to indicate that it was “The village where Lord Muruga was standing as Light”.

Unlike in India where one gets to see the deity in the sanctum sanctorum of the temples, in Sri Lankan tradition (in our experience, this is in Murugan Shrines only), the temple sanctum is covered by curtains that act as a “veil” to the deity inside. The prayers are offered inside where only the main priests are allowed and for the general public, the aaratis are performed to the pictures of the God, on the curtain – considered equally powerful.  It is the same in Kathirgamam as well. We can observe the image of Lord Muruga on the beautiful curtains. During the “mangala aarati”, the rhythm of the temple bells eas so powerful that it transported us to a different plane. One can really feel the energy in the air. The two snake-like bronze images also captured our attention. Being in the presence of Kathirgamam Murugan on our wedding anniversary was such a blessing and not something that can happen because of human planning.

The next day I had wanted to have a second darshan. However, Shiva had booked for the “Yala Safari” for the kids and wanted me to go with him and the kids.

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Murugan showing the way with his Vel as the leading light

I had read that Lord Muruga appeared in mysterious ways to the pilgrims who had taken the forest route in the past when it was still a dense jungle, and travel to Kathirgamam was possible only through the forests which were dotted by wild animals. The safari was interesting and the kids had a great time. We saw peacocks, pigs, deer, elephants, and even a leopard but what I deeply connected to was the strutting rooster (Seval in Tamil) that passed in front of our jeep and then disappeared into the bushes to our right, just as our safari was coming to a close. What are the chances that you will see a rooster in a forest safari?

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Rooster (Seval)

“How cute was that Seval?” I asked my husband..as I broke out of my reverie!! The radio in the car was playing and just then, I heard the sound of a rooster crowing on the radio!!

Was I imagining all this? I wasn’t. It was actually the rooster crowing sound as part of a song that followed after. We were on the outskirts of Chennai and as I shook my head in disbelief, we saw a big billboard that read “Tamil Kadavul Murugan – Coming soon ‘STARTING OCT-2ND’. We rarely watch TV programs but a serial on Murugan seemed interesting.

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Tamil Kadavul Murugan (Tamilian God Murugan)

My thoughts shifted again to the physical sensations and pain and just then, I saw another sign – in bright bold letters on an auto that read

Message

This message hit home deeply. Was all my pain going to result in some gain? What life-transforming outcome was I being led to through this serious examination of my physical and mental faculties?

On one of the days during the visit, I went to my uncle’s house. As we were talking, the sensations were back. When he asked me “How are you feeling?”, I replied “I am okay!” despite the discomfort. The sensations were overwhelming but my face did not reveal it as I had by now made up my mind that there are certain things in life that we have to face individually.

Soon as we returned home, I left for the Mylapore Kapaleeswar temple with my father. This temple premises also has a shrine for Murugan. The few minutes that I sat in the inner premises of the Murugan Shrine, I did not experience any pain or discomfort!! No sensations whatsoever!! I was feeling normal. But that did not last long. Once I left the shrine, things were the same again. We returned to Bangalore and I continued my routine and some assuring signs were constantly coming through.

Around this time, there was a Shirdi Baba temple inauguration at Sriperambudur by Mohanji which my parents and sister went for. This was also the time, we were asking my parents to move to Bangalore along with Radha and they had finally decided to make the move. When my mother met Mohanji at the temple, she sought his blessings and said “Mohanji, we are moving to Bangalore shortly”.  He responded enthusiastically “I am also coming there!”

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My parents with Mohanji

I still did not know who Mohanji was but as my father was connected to him, out of curiosity, I had started reading the Atmananda blogs online. After my parents moved to Bangalore, I got the opportunity to visit him at the Boulevard Retreat for the first time in March, 2018.

When I went to his house and got the opportunity to speak to him, I said to him:

“I connect to you through the Atmananda blogs, but I haven’t taken your permission.”

His answer was succinct.

“It is like Prana (vital breath). Do you take permission to take Prana?”

The second time I got to meet him was on my father’s birthday in April that year. My father told me “I have prayed for you at Tiruchendur. We don’t have to trouble Mohanji about it!” I didn’t bring up the topic as discussed with him but at one point when there was a pause in the discussions, my mother prodded me from the back to share it with Mohanji.

Mohanji looked in my direction and asked “What?”

I started, “I experience rain drop sensation.”

He told me something that I had been waiting to hear for a long time.

“It is a good thing!”

The word, “good” brought so much mental relief.

“It is Ma Kundalini. Welcome her. Accept her!”, he continued and then added “You know Ida Pingala? (he knew that I knew all that!) It is like Alakananda and Bagirathi coming together.”

I replied, “The heating is too much!”

“Do Suryanamaskar and vertical breathing. Reduce your medicines!”

I knelt to take his blessings. He placed his thumb on my forehead and blessed me. (Now I know that I received Shaktipat but didn’t then).

With folded hands and connecting to my family deity, I received it. On our return, my anxious mother asked me if I felt something. I said, “Nothing!”

However, the next morning as I woke up and got out from the bed I felt the difference!! That strange pull that had been my unseen companion for the previous 10 months was gone! Every step I took, I felt the difference.  I conveyed this to my doctor that very day! I started to reduce the dosage and the heating also considerably reduced, and I finally stopped medicines completely in October. Life has flown by and now I only have “filtered” sensations once in a while.

 

With the blessings of Mohanji, I have been able to take up the Acharya training too which is another fascinating story for next time, on how Grace carries us forward!

Today, on my birthday when I think of why I drew the feet that day when I started having the sensations, I am sure I know the answer….

Guru banda, Sadguru banda |

Dattatreya Avadhoota banda ||

Lalitha sahitha Gurunatha banda ||

The Guru has come, the Sathguru has come |

The Dattatreya Avadhoota has come ||

along with Lalitha Devi (Goddess of Kundalini) ||

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 25th July 2019

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Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2019

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message

“Dear Embodiments of love,

I wish you a very happy and fulfilling Guru Purnima. We have spoken about various aspects of existence over the year, so I don’t want to repeat quite a lot of the same stuff, but I would like to remind you about one important aspect as you walk the path of spirituality.

God as we perceive is pure consciousness – formless, pure energy, pure brightness. Your soul is pure brightness. It is the source of all elements, elements which have created the body i.e. earth, water, fire, air, space. All these elements have their source in the Soul or God which is the same. Soul is pure brightness, God is pure brightness, Guru who has attained, confirmed, merged or integrated into God is pure brightness. So Guru – Soul – God are more or less the same.

What do you see on Guru outside of you?

A reminder. A direction. A road map. That’s it. However, the more you connect with yourself, the brightness within you, the brightness which is your original state, that’s exactly when you actually connect to a Guru. And when you see that brightness in every being outside of you, then you see Guru in every being. So Guru is in every being. Guru is in everything.

Look at the source of all things. Even if it is anger, hatred, jealousy kind of thing or even if it is a feeling, a wind blowing, breeze, sounds… Look at the source of all things around you, you will understand that there is energy behind it. Without that energy, there is no movement, there is no aspect, there is no life.

This life is Guru. Energy behind all life is Guru. That’s the principle I would like you to remember today on Guru Purnima.”

Read the full Mohanji’s message, ponder and reflect on the details he gave here.

On this auspicious day, Mohanji was in Bangalore where he gave a satsang which was broadcasted live.

This is how we celebrated it all over the world:

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SOUTH AFRICA     ETHIOPIA     INDIA     MALAYSIA     SERBIA     MACEDONIA     CROATIA     UK     USA     CANADA     AUSTRALIA

INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIONS

AMMUCARE:

Guru Purnima week was celebrated from 10th July – 17th July focusing primarily on Annadaan.

The cities spanned across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Thiruvannamalai, Gurgaon, Shirdi, Jammu, Kerala, Hyderabad, Kanchrapara, Mohanpur, Chennai and Hosur.

Delhi:

Ammucare served 108 bags (2160 kg) fodder and 5 l of milk to the abandoned animals at Sanjay Gandhi Animal care centre.

Ammucare - Delhi animal centre - Guru Purnima 2019

Mohanji ka Aangan’s kids were taken to visit the Sanjay Gandhi animal centre which is a shelter to rescued and abandoned animals. The kids were taught the importance of kindness and compassion and living harmoniously with different kinds of beings.

Mohanji ka Aangan - Delhi - visiting Sanjay Gandhi animal centre-Guru Purnima 2019 

Kolkata:

The Ammucare team served food to 150 at Shirdi Sai Baba temple.

Ammucare - Guru Purnima celebrations in Kolkata 2019

Also, groceries were distributed at Siddharth Welfare Home which houses around 45 boys from tribal families who have been sent there as their families have no means to look after them.

Ammucare - Kolkata 2 - Guru Purnima 2019- annaadan

Mumbai:

Annadaan was done at Roti Ghar.

Ammucare - Mumbai - Guru Purnima 2019 - annaadan

Bangalore:

300 beings were fed at Weavers Colony.

Ammucare - Bangalore aanandan - Guru Purnima 2019

Tiruvannamalai, Arunachala:

Annadaan was done at an old age home called Samiyar madham which is a shelter to aged people who have been abandoned by their children.

Ammucare - Thiruvannamalai - Guru Purnima - aanandan

Gurgaon:

Despite the rains, piping hot food was distributed throughout the week to close to 450 people.

Ammucare - Gurgaon - Guru Purnima 2019-aanandan

Shirdi:

Annadaan was done throughout the day on Guru Purnima, feeding 1000 people.

Ammucare - Shirdi - Guru Purnima 2019- annaadan

Also, a lunch consisting of dal khichi and lemon rice was distributed to 100 special kids.

Ammucare - Shirdi 2 - Guru Purnima 2019- annaadan

Jammu:

The first of its kind yoga class was organized for the cancer patients and their families at the childrens’ ward at a cancer hospital.

Ammucare - Jammu - Guru Purnima 2019 - annaadan

Also, Annadaan was done for 500 street dwellers.

Ammucare - Jammu - Yoga for cancer patients - Guru Purnima 2019

Kerala:

The team performed a noble deed on the occasion of Guru Purnima by supporting a family with medical treatment expenses. The family is in dire need of monetary support as two small boys, both under age of 12, are suffering from various fatal life threatening disease.

Ammucare - Kerala - medical expenses - Guru Purnima 2019

Also, Annadaan was done at a temple and groceries were distributed to the underprivileged.

Ammucare - Kerala 2 - Guru Purnima - annaadan

Hyderabad:

The teams performed various activities as part of the seva throughout the day.

Orphanage: Food, books and shoes were distributed.

ZP school: Biscuits were distributed.

The volunteers visited a colony to encourage kids, who had dropped out from schools, to join back and continue their education.

Vanasthalipuram Ashram:  Annadaan for 400 people.

Ammucare-Hyderabad-Guru Purnima 2019-Annnaadan

Kanchrapara, West Bengal:

Annadaan was performed at a Sai Baba temple and a nearby slum wherein khichdi and laddoos were distributed to around 100+ people.

Ammucare - Kanchapara West Bengal-Guru Purnima 2019-annaadan

Mohanpur:

Annadaan was done for the villagers and a magic show was organized for everyone.

Ammucare for women - Mohanpur - Guru Purnima 2019 - seva

Also, a new Aangan was announce which will be operational soon.

Ammucare for women - Mohanpur - fun after gifting - Guru Purnima 2019

Chennai:

Chennai volunteers of Ammucare wrapped the guru Purnima celebrations with Annadhan for 100 pavement dwellers.
On recieving the food packets, the people  were all smiles and some of them graciously thanked the volunteers.
The volunteers were full of gratitude for the opportunity to serve.
India - Ammucare Charitable Trust - Chennai - Guru Purnima 2019 - annaadan

Hosur:

Annadaan was organized for about 40 people – the factory workers, staff, and their families.

Ammucare - Hosur - Guru Purnima 2019 - annaadan

MOHANJI KA AANGAN:

Pune Aangan: Annadaan was done for the kids and new sets of uniforms were distributed. The best part of the evening was the small skit enacted by the children on the importance of education in everyone’s lives.

Ammucare - Mohanji ka Aangan Pune - Guru Purnima 2019

Delhi Aangan:

Guru Purnima was celebrated by doing Annadaan, taking the Aangan children for a visit to the Sanjay Gandhi Animal centre and a tree plantation drive.

Mohanji ka Aangan - Delhi v2- visiting Sanjay Gandhi animal centre-Guru Purnima 2019

We also had arrangements for planting trees at a near by Nagar Nigam school and mandir by children… They were really happy doing all activities and spread their smiles and shines at every place.

Mohanji ka Aangan - Delhi - planting trees -Guru Purnima 2019

Jammu and Bangalore Aangan:

Annadaan was organized for the kids.

 

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SOUTH AFRICA

Guru Purnima 2019 was celebrated in many parts of South Africa with chanting, meditations, Seva and much joy. The opportunity to celebrate our Guru is a priceless gift and whilst many devotees observed the day privately due to it being a work day, these are the highlights of all group activities observed.

STANGER

Reported by Molly Brigelal

On this special Guru Purima we did Seva at Inqolobane children’s home in Newguelderland, Stanger.

Rice and veg stew was served. Potatoes and Butternut were also donated. Thank u Babaji.

South Africa - Stanger - Guru Purnima 2019 - feeding the hungry - charity

DURBAN

Dattatapovan Ashram Durban – Reported by Prathiba Singh

Jai Mohanji. The auspiciousness of Guru Purnima was celebrated with deepest Gratitude to Babaji with 12 hours of puja from 18h00 to 06h00.

As always attention to detail for the Love offerings on the Padukas was so beautifully done by Swaami Bhakthananda.

The recital of the Pooja was done by Swamiji, together with the trainee Pujaris. It was incredibly powerful. They chanted and beautifully adorned the Padukas with various items. Thereafter while chanting of the Padam Pooja mantra, devotees offered flowers which were placed in miniature conches to the Padukas.

We then did the Arthi. Thereafter continuous chanting of Mohanjis Gayatri Mantra and Homa was done until 6 am the following morning. It was a Blissful celebration.

We were surrounded by waves Divine Bliss and precious and vibrant energy. All our Gratitude for an amazing celebration. Jai Mohanji.

South Africa - Durban - Datta Tapovan - Guru Purnima 2019

PRETORIA

Pretoria East centre – Reported by Reshmika Chaithram

Jai Mohanji, Pretoria East centre celebrated GuruPoornima today in honour of Our Beloved Brahmarishi Mohanji. We began with Guru Puja while offering white rice onto Baba’s paduka’s. After the Guru Puja, we chanted Mohanji’s Gayatri mantra.

In 2016, my Mosie passed away. She would have celebrated another birthday on July 16th. The days leading to the 13th day after her passing was spent listening to the normal Gayatri mantra which played continuously. After we did Mohanji’s Aarti, we were astounded as the Gayatri mantra started to play, and it wasn’t even next on the playlist.

Thank you Mohanji for always taking care. The energy from the puja and the chanting was amazing and left us feeling embodied in Mohanji’s love and light. Love you Mohanji, you hear us even when we say nothing.

South Africa - Pretoria - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji

CENTURION

Mohanji Centre Centurion – Reported by Roshini Naidoo

Guru Poornima was observed by the Mohanji family members on Tuesday 16th July from 06h to 18h with 12 hours of chanting.

Our respective family members/teams started the day by chanting the Mohanji Gayatri Mantra (some at home and some at work), in one hour sessions respectively from 06h to 16h. The final two sessions (16h to 18h) were observed at the Centurion Centre and then concluded with Aarti. Padam Pooja was done, offering white rice to Mohanji’s Paduka’s while Chanting the 108 mantras.

Seva was done between 13h and 14h with street feeding. A warm meal together with a fruit and a beanie was given to all loving souls.

The day was filled with Bliss and Divine energy by giving Gratitude and Love to our Guru “Brahmarishi Mohanji”.

Thank you our FATHER, our MASTER and our GURU🙏🙏🙏

Jai Mohanji

South Africa - Centurion - Guru Purnima 2019 - feeding the hungry - charity - Mohanji

NEWCASTLE

Mohanji Centre Newcastle – Reported by Ishwar Singh

Mohanji Family Newcastle purchased blankets for distribution to the poor and needy in honour of Gurupurnima. After invocation, we chanted the Mohanji Gayathri Mantra 108 times and we thereafter chanted the Maha Mritjunjaya Mantra 108 times. We concluded with Arti.

South Africa - Newscastle- Guru Purnima 2019-gratitude - Mohanji

RANDBURG

Mohanji Centre Randburg – Reported by Ami Hughes

Mohanji Centre – Randburg (MC-R) also observed Guru Poornima.

Due to this auspicious occasion falling on a work day for most of us, our programme was set for 6 pm.

What a magnificent blessing it was to participate in the sacred event, saturated in our Beloved Mohanji’s Grace and Love.

Six people attended, including hosts Mr and Mrs Oliver and Julie Reddy, Surika, Priscilla and Megan.

As we settled in and became quieter, we could feel the unmistakable Presence of Love hugging us, so silk smooth soft.

Everyone there was beautifully present.

We opened with invocation, and flowed into the 108 chants of Mohanji Gayathri.

It was a Heart and Soul slow rhythmic chant which steadily built up a vortex of swirling sacred Energy. It blanketed the whole shrine. The whole atmosphere began to pulse with the heightening frequencies of the chanting. We were in the Powerful Arms of our Guru and the mighty Datta Tradition He represents.

Our Pada Puja followed – led by Mohanji Acharya Ami.

All of us made offerings of rice grains – soaked in Gratitude, and our Thanks and Love – to the Holy Lotus Feet of our Beloved Guru – Mohanji.

Ami also chanted the Mohanji Saranam Ashtakam and read the English meaning to add impetus, and ended our Pada Puja with the chanting of the Mohanji Kavacham.

Now we were ready for the Freedom Meditation.

What a sweet experience it was – a taste of Celestial Nectar – in the heart-melting voice of our Mohanji.

It was a deeply moving experience, touching each one to the core.

We were literally flying as we did Aarthi in conclusion of our Guru Poornima celebration.

All Praise and Thanks to You Mohanji – our Beloved SadhGuru.

We know Your physical form, but can only guess at Your operating levels beyond form – and still we would fall far, far short in our imaginings of just Who and What You are.

Happy Guru Poornima Mohanji – from MC-R

JOHANNESBURG

Reported by Milica Bulatovic

Guru Purnima in Johannesburg spent cooking and distributing food for homeless.
As it is winter a home cooked meal was really wholeheartedly appreciated by people that haven’t got a home.
Food packets were given too of bread, cakes, fruit and water and can of food.

Johannesburg - charity - Guru Purnima 2019

LADYSMITH

Reported by Salona and Sholane Surjoo

In celebration of Guru Purnima and gratitude to Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji, Megatude Education Centre in Ladysmith hosted a kids art session and Freedom meditation. 16 little ones joined in for a combination of art and meditation for kids has been in my heart and thoughts for a little while now so what a better day to start than on Guru Purnima. The kids were first asked to draw a picture from their imagination followed by Freedom meditation and then again afterwards drew another picture. There were distinct differences in the art work before and after meditation. The use of more colour, bigger brighter drawings and more creative pictures were made after the meditation. The kids had more confidence and peer interaction afterwards. Most of these kids experienced meditation for the first time, yet they were able to sit the entire ten minutes of the Freedom meditation.

Ladysmith-South Africa-Guru Purnima 2019-meditation

With the theme, “warmth this winter” the Ladysmith Centre bought warm blankets for the children and adults at a children’s home. 

21 warmth blankets and vegan hot dogs, sweets and cupcakes where handed out to these kiddies and mothers on the afternoon of Guru Purnima, before starting the evening aarti and celebrations to Guru. 

Ladysmith-South Africa-Guru Purnima 2019-meditation and charity

Meditation, Chanting, and Pure Bliss

Reena lovingly opened her home to celebrate this beautiful occasion of Guru Purnima. 

After seva, we all joined in to commence with aarti at 6pm.

Invocation chants followed by 108 chants of Mohanji’s Gayatri Mantra. The Freedom Meditation followed and all soaked into deep gratitude and an over flow of emotions while we meditated on the sound track of “Aum Shree Bhagwan, Shree Brahmarishi Mohanji, Namah Aum”, sang by Natesh. 

This left everyone in the room feeling so blessed and in gratitude to Mohanji, to Guru for everything.

We then continued by singing along to a beauty version of the Hanuman Chalisa and concluded with aarti. 

Everyone part took in the prasad and meals prepared by Reena before leaving. 

Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji
Jai Gurudev
Jai Gurudev Datta
Oceans of Gratitude to the Master 

ETHIOPIA

Guru Purnima in Ethiopia was spent cooking and distributing food for 70 homeless people.

A cooked meal of local food Injara and mesir was distributed to the homeless.
A special kind of bread which is eaten here first thing before lunch on special holy days was also distributed.People flocked up in numbers to have it and it was so heartwarming to see their happy faces.

Ethiopia - Guru Purnima 2019 - feeding the hungry

INDIA

DELHI

In Delhi, GURUPOORNIMA started with Mohanji’s Aarti at 6:00am followed by chanting, Guru paduka stotram at 6:00pm and Satsang. It was a great day for all the participants as they felt immense peace after being in Mohanji’s Consciousness during the Satsang and the Paduka Pooja. There was great excitement when everyone witnessed Holy water oozing out from Mohanji’s (photo) forehead and drops of it were seen on his beard and White kurta (on the photo) also.

India-Delhi- Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji and Shirdi Sai Baba

India-Delhi 2 miracle- Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji and Shirdi Sai Baba

JAMMU

Guru Purnima at the Mohanji Sadhna Centre was celebrated starting with Mohanji Gayatri mantra chanting, followed by Guru paduka pooja, Mohanji Arati and a small satsang among the participants.

India-Jammu - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji, Shirdi Sai Baba

PUNE

The Mohanji family of Pune commenced their Guru Poornima celebration at Mohanji ka Aangan with prayers and chanting. The tiny tots enraptured everyone with their fluently spoken Sanskrit words. We also cut a cale baked in our very own Saima bakery. The best part of the evening was the small skit enacted by the children on the importance of education in everyone’s lives.
On this auspicious day, we distributed to all the children, their second set of uniforms. After that, food sewa was done in the slum.
A group chanting ensued Shiva Kavacham and Aarti.
It was a blissful and a blessed day.
Love and gratitude to all the members and especially the volunteers who are teaching the children so beautifully.
Thank you Mohanji for making us eligible to walk this path and spread your teachings and love.

CHENNAI

Gurupoornima was celebrated at Chennai on Tuesday, 16th July 2019. The program started with Power of Purity Meditation, followed by reading some chapters of the books, GuruLeela, Power of Purity and Sreepada Srivallabha Charitra. Mohanji Gayatri mantra was chanted after that. Arati was performed in the morning, noon and also in the evening. All of the participants shared their experiences at the end.

India-Chennai-Guru Purnima 2019-Mohanji

KOLKATA

Gurupurnima celebrations in Kolkata on 16th July 2019 were started with MOHANJI Arathi and SAI Arathi.This was followed by Guru stotram. And after that a beautiful homa was performed during which,  Mohanji Gayatri Mantra  was chanted108 times. This was followed by Guru Paduka stotram and then Mohanji Ashtottari was chanted.

In the noon, Power of Purity Meditation was conducted, and after that participants shared their experiences and the blissful program concluded with Arati to MOHANJI and Shirdi SAI.

It was an eventful day and a fruitful one. The homa raised the energy of everyone in the room and the same happened with the power of purity meditation. The participants all soaked in the energy of the Gurus and many felt expansion of the heart chakra.

India - Kolkata - Mohanji - Guru Purnima 2019

Kolkata Gurupurnima celebrations was followed by annadaan at an orphanage. Ration was provided with 50 kg of rice, 10 kg of dal, 10 litres of oil, biscuits and chocolates.

JAMSHEDPUR

At Mohanpur near Jamshedpur, Goorupoornima celebrations started with the Power of Purity Meditation in Bangla. This was followed by MOHANJI Arati.

India-Jamshedpur - Mohanji - Guru Purnima 2019

KERALA

Gurupurnima was celebrated on Tuesday 16th July, 2019 in Palakkad, Kerala, starting with Arati at 6 am followed by Power of Purity Meditation, reading Gurucharithra book, Noon Arati, Satsang, Mohanji Gayatri chanting and was concluded with the evening Arati.

India-Kerala-Mohanji- Guru Purnima 2019

GURUGRAM

On Tuesday, 16th July Gurupurnima was celebrated in the Mohanji Sadhna Centre Gurugram. Om Namah Shivaya Chant, Shiva Kavach recital were performed. After that all the participants shared their experiences. The program also consisted of Arati in the morning, noon and in the evening.

India - Gurugram - Mohanji - Guru Purnima 2019

MALAYSIA

On Sunday 14 July 2019, a group of us from Mohanji family, Satya Sai Baba , Shirdi Baba and Agasthiar followers gathered in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Guru Purnima, a day to pay homage to our gurus who have given us so much and continue to give and love us unconditionally, guiding and protecting us in our soul journey.

The day started with Aarti performed by the owner of the house. Each took turns to perform abishegam on the padukas of Mohanji and Shirdi Babas murthy. It was a beautiful sight to behold as each person lovingly poured milk (vegan) and offered flowers.

The chanting of AUM charged up the whole space . The chanting of Rudram by our young Satya Sai Baba devotee really touched me to the core. Bhajans were rendered individually by the youngest of 10 years old to the oldest amongst us of 74 years old. Such angelic and lovely voicest filling the air with so much devotion and love.During Aarti, I felt tears flowing remembering how Mohanji had remained in my life holding my hands through thick and thin and with so much unconditional love despite the little I give in return.

Malaysia - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji

Mohanji’s presence was felt very strongly and two persons had also felt the presence of Satya Sai Baba as the abishegam on Shirdi Baba’s murthy was performed with the gayari mantra chanted by Satya Sai Baba in the background.

The owner of the house was so happy this day as he had long harboured the desire of us holding a celebration at his new house. It so happened that our centre was being used for some work project and we had to find another location for the celebration. Mohanji hears us all the time and grants us our deepest desires.

SERBIA

NOVI SAD

In Novi Sad, on the day of light when we express gratitude and respect to spiritual teachers, Guru principle in us and to the Tradition, Guru Purnima was celebrated in Datta Tapovan centre.

We listened to Mohanji’s Guru Purnima message and afterwards we dived into “Power of Purity” meditation. We changed Mohanji Gayatri mantru 108 times and during the sacred song of gratitude (aratija) we opened our heart and expressed our deep gratitude towards Mohanji as well as all masters of Datta tradition, for their guidance on the path towards liberation, for their sontinuous presence, protection and immeasurable love they give us.

While reading the key messages from “SHri Sai Satcharithra” about Shirdi Sai Baba, through tears we were reminded what a blessing it is to meet Guru in this life, as well as to be in Mohanji’s physical presence, Master in his physical body.

Serbia - Novi Sad - Guru PUrnima 2019 - Mohanji - Datta Tapovan

In Belgrade about 20 of us gathered. The evening was opened by Nikolina Dragojevic, Mohanji Acharya, who has spent this year in India.

As grateful for the blessing that Mohanji is our Guru, as for all other masters, we started “Bliss of Silence meditation”. After the meditation, we received Mohanji energy transfer and went on to chant Mohanji Gayatri mantra 108 times. During the chanting, we breathed as One.

Throughout the evening, Mohanji’s presence could be felt. It was the most tangible during the energy transfer when tears of bliss, deep gratitude and laughter occurred.

We left after Aarati, bathed in love and energised.

Serbia - Belgrade - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji

MACEDONIA

Mohanji Macedonia celebrated Gurupurnima with Anadaan for the homeless, Mohanji Gayatri x108 chanting, Bliss of Silence meditation and Aarati.

Macedonia - Guru Purnima 2019 - charity

CROATIA

In Solin we celebrated Guru Purnima with chanting Mohanji Gayatri 108 times, followed by Power of Purity meditation with Mohanji energy transfer. We rounded it all with Aarati.

Croatia - Solin - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji

UNITED KINGDOM

16th July 2019. Guru Poornima. A much awaited auspicious day for all disciples to express their gratitude to their Guru.
This was a day filled with devotion and love for Mohanji and spent in utmost joy in the consciousness of Mohanji by Mohanji UK family. Many devotees participated all day, half day or even for sometime during the day at the venue in Pinner where the special event was being celebrated.
The day begun with M UK family gathering up from 5:30 am onwards, setting up the altar and commencing the auspicious ritual with Aarati at 6 am.
Then everyone presented, offered their gratitude to Mohanji through Paaduka puja amidst the chant of Guru Paaduka Shloka sung by devotees, followed by Mohanji Ashtottari (108) name chanting.
All present devotees were Kriya initiates! Doing Kriya together after such powerful chanting and Paaduka puja was a powerhouse experience! With UK Summer morning Sunshine brightening up the room, it felt like “Sata Sahasra Surya” (100 thousand Sun) Mohanji’s power gracing all.

After scrumptious homemade vegan South Indian breakfast, the programme continued with Bhajan singing.
One after another after another, all devotees were completely merged into the ocean of devotion through the bhajan singing, which soon turned into the act of merging into Guru’s raasa leela, everyone getting up on their feet, deep into Conscious Dancing. Needless to say that everyone felt Mohanji sitting in the chair laughing with them, cheering them and being with everyone in every moment. Mohanji’s fragrance had completely mesmerised everyone.
Immediately after the noon Arati, everyone’s joy knew know limit to watch the Live telecast of Mohanji’s satsang straight from Bangalore. During this time more people kept joining us.

United Kingdom - Guru Purnima 2019 - Mohanji
After vegan lunch, the satsang amongst the devotees continued. Experience sharing was so powerful that all had tears, laughters, all shades of emotions showing their gratitude and love for Mohanji who has brought so much joy in everyone’s life.
It was heartening to see a particular family turning up with their specially-abled child currently going through even challenging serious condition. Mohanji’s grace on this family have been so immense. They have physically never met, but through Consciousness and through Mai Tri the family has come in the shield of protection of Mohanji. When the family walked in and the child was put on the sofa, which was right in front of Mohanji’s chair, no one sitting in between. The powerful grace and healing power from Mohanji was flowing to the child, a silent but powerful communion happening between them.
As we progressed towards afternoon, going for the evening Aarati, more people kept coming in to be part of this celebration. More singing, more dancing, just joy all around!
Mohanji’s presence without His physical presence was so strong, everyone felt as if Mohanji is physically sitting with us. More than 13 hours passed like 13 seconds! It was a day of heightened spirit in the consciousness of Mohanji.
Everyone’s face, their body language showed the eternal joy in unconditional love for Mohanji.
It’s actually beyond comprehension to express how Mohanji showered His love to all His devotees in the whole time!
The pictures may be able to express a tiny bit.

USA

VIRGINIA

The Guru Poornima celebration at the Mohanji USA center in Virginia started early morning with Guru Pooja – offering of flowers at padukas to the chanting of Mohanji Ashtotri (108 names), followed by aarati at 6.00 am. We then offered pooja to Shirdi Sai Moorti and padukas with chanting of Sai Potrigal, a beautiful set of 108 names of Sai Baba in Tamil. The morning worship ended just in time for our group to join the Satsang with Mohanji which was relayed live from Bangalore.

It was indeed a wonderful blessing that Mohanji appeared along with Devi Amma to bless all of us far and wide around the globe. The Divya Jyoti or effulgence from the Guru has no boundaries of time and space and permeates all over emanating bliss and joy and grace!

At our altar in Virginia, a pale orb of hazy light appeared on one of Mohanji’s photos. With a variety of images showing up on the photo, we could only think that it was a symbol of Shiva-Shakti manifestation, with the right side near the forehead reflecting vibhuti (holy ash) and the left side reflecting yellowish hue representing turmeric used in the worship of the supreme mother Goddess. The picture is shared below (The first one was taken in the morning after aarti when the images appeared, and the second one taken later in the evening which appears clear of any hue. We had not wiped the surface of the frame!)

After the Satsang, all those who had gathered in the celebration earlier, joined together to cook meals to take to a nearby homeless shelter. We prepared vegetable rice and mixed lentil soup and carried with us some water bottles and fruits. As I walked out of the house carrying the tray of rice pulao, it slipped and just fell from my hands. It was a moment where I was stunned at what just happened, however; it was indeed a blessing because the tray hit the floor in such a way that some grains fell out just enough for the birds to feed upon, and rest of the tray was intact. It was truly an amazing moment.

As it was getting late for us, I just left the dropped food on the pavement and drove to the shelter, thinking I can move it to the grass area when I get back because the pavement in the area is always clean.

The Lamb Center in Fairfax, Virginia, is a daytime drop-in for the poor and the homeless in the area. We had expected to just drop off the food which is normally served by the organization’s volunteers. However, when we arrived, the staff from the center welcomed us and showed us around the center about the various activities that they offer to the needy in the local community. This opened an opportunity for us to talk about Mohanji Foundation and all our activities that can benefit the community as well. Mohanji was present throughout the program because we ended up with a detailed discussion and the lovely lady who spent quite a bit of time with us, promised to organize a meeting with other members of their board to find ways for us to collaborate with them. Another sign of Mohanji’s presence without presence.

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After we left the shelter, my mind went back to the pavement and the rice that had fallen earlier. I was thinking, I must clean up the pavement and remove the vegetable rice fallen on the pavement to the front yard grassy area. Upon reaching back home, lo and behold, there was not a grain of rice or vegetable on the ground. The birds and squirrels had wiped them clean. With deep gratitude to the acceptance of the annadhan (food offering), we all came home and sat together and had a quick lunch to allow at least 2 hours before the start of the eclipse, even though it was not visible here.

After lunch, we once again sat together and listened to Mohanji’s Guru Poornima message and soaked in the energy of Devi Amma’s beautiful chants which segued smoothly into our chanting session at the start of the eclipse. We started with the Mahamrityunjaya mantra for an hour followed by Sai Nama and Mohanji Gayatri. The impalpable energy that emanated from this group chanting was extraordinary.

As the program progressed, more people joined. We also connected the event on zoom for people out of state to tune in. The chanting was followed by bhajans. In addition to our usual Sanskrit bhajans, Lauren rendered a soul-stirring native American prayer which touched all our hearts.

We concluded the day with group Consciousness Kriya and followed it with the Power of Purity Meditation. Mohanji’s energy transfer during POP meditation was extremely intense. Everyone who received it was overwhelmed with the intensity of the grace.

My mother who is visiting from Chennai prepared all the prasadam – offering to the Guru – during the day for each of the offerings before aarathi at 6 am, 12 pm and 6 pm.

Dhyaana moolam guror murtih; Pooja moolam guror padam;

Mantra moolam guror vakyam; Moksha moolam guror kripa.

(The basis of meditation is the form of the Guru, real worship is of the feet of the Guru, the basis of mantra is the word of the Guru and the bestowal of liberation is only through the Grace of the Guru) – Guru Stotram, Skanda Puran.

CANADA

With MohanJi’s Grace, MohanJi Canada Family celebrated Guru Purnima on 16th & 21st July at MohanJi DattaTapovan.

On 16th, we did MohanJi’s Paduka Puja with 108 Names, Hawan (Homa) with Shirdi Babaji’s 108 Names and 108 MohanJi Gayatri. It was Full of Energy that MohanJi and Devi MohanJi’s presence was experienced ! Thank You Father Thank You DeviJi.

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Today’s Celebration was Amazing, Powerful And with Miracles! We started with MohanJi’s Paduka Pujan with Guru Paduka Strotram, Followed by Homa with MohanJi’s Ashtothari-MohanJi’s 108 Names. The Homa was Very Powerful, we all experienced Divine Presence of Mohanji.
Then we also enjoyed Conscious Walking in the Ashram. Two people, including a 75 years old man, had CW for the first time. Both were speechless after the Walk!

Program ended with MohanJi’s Aarti and Baba Sai’s noon Aarti. During the Sai Aarti, Mahesh was sitting besides Father’s Chair And Praying Father to accept all we did. Suddenly a bunch of 5 Bananas felt down from table on which we have kept Father’s Life size Picture! Not only that, at the same time, Father’s food plate also turned at least 30 degrees! This happened during Sai’s Noon Aarti! We all witnessed Divine Presence of our Beloved Guru God Datta Prabhu MohanJi. Specially after Father’s recent visit to DattaTapovan-Canada, we are experiencing Divine Cow Dung Fragrance, MohanJi’s Left Lotus Feet Impression on a pillow, Devi Shakti’s Energy And now literally Physical-Visible Leela of Father…..You are are Welcome to Mohanji DattaTapovan, Canada

AUSTRALIA

SIDNEY

Our M-Family in Sydney performed a powerful fire ceremony (Havan) by making her humble offering to Mohanji, all masters of our tradition and to the entire lineage. Interestingly, there were 3 Cockatoo birds sitting throughout the fire ceremony as if a confirmation of divine’s presence as she offered materials to the holy fire.

MELBOURNE

Our M-Family in Melbourne performed abhishekam (holy bath) to Shirdi Sai Baba and Mohanji’s Padhuka by reciting various Mantras. Abhishekam (holy bath) was performed with Milk, Yoghurt, Fruit Juice, Honey, Sandalhood, Viboothi (holy ash) and finally water collected from various rivers across India. This was followed by recital of Mohanji’s Ashtothari and summed it up with Mohanji Aarti.

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INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSIONS and OTHER

  1. With surrender to Mohanji, Testimonials team would like to share this link inviting you all to join this group “Awareness” where we will all read Mohanji’s Satcharita- the current time true testimonials of Mohanji’s followers, devotees, disciples across the globe.Every testimonial shows a divine Leela “Guru Leela” of Mohanji.Please join the group by clicking the link below and we will discuss the rest on that group.https://chat.whatsapp.com/G6y3eX4nfdpL4dNcKnkZ1w

2. A video created on the Natesh Ramsell’s composition “Om Sai Sharanam Mama”:

3. Maheshwari Mohanji

A few years ago, before meeting my beloved Guru Mohanji, I did not understand the true meaning of Guru Purnima. And although one can never fully understand Guru or the auspiciousness of such a day, i am truly grateful to Mohanji for walking into our lives and switching on the light.

Before meeting Mohanji, spiritual Masters were only known to me in scriptures. I could not imagine what it would be like to meet a living master, one who walks with you, loves you unconditionally, has no ego, pride, jealousy or any negative quality. One who lives for the world, selflessly, and asks nothing from anyone.
To me, the only One who has these qualities is my beloved Shiva. But to see Him, walk with Him in a human form was something out of this world.

Before meeting Mohanji, i have never met any human being who was so selfless, God-like, divine and especially anyone who really didn’t expect or ask anything from me.

So, the auspiciousness of Guru Purnima was not something I celebrated. I could not understand how any human being could make such a positive, selfless impact on another and that too, without asking anything in return,  no money, “guru fees”, nothing. As I mentioned before, only Lord Shiva had these qualities. He is my ultimate Master, my God and my Guru. So on days like this when people revered their Gurus, i would just give thanks to Shiva.

I can not describe nor explain the gratitude in my heart to even know such a being as Mohanji. And on this day and always, i give utter most thanks and gratitude to Guru for His presence in my life, for so much positive change, for emptying me of so much of negative stored emotions, for so much that i am not even aware of. And that too, He showed me that Yes, a real Guru can walk into your life, as a normal human being and help you(not only in scriptures).

Jai Jai Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji
Jai Gurudev Datta
Happy Guru Purnima

4. A bhajan by Arti Paranjpe

5. A bhajan by Smriti Mathur

6. A video by Elham from USA

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215259673144406&id=1211657322

7. A video made from the poem by Ulla Bernholdt

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The truth of His presence without presence

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On this auspicious day of Guru Poornima, Mahesh shares with us a beautiful experience which yet again confirmed Mohanji’s presence in the Datta Tapovan ashram in Canada, although He was physically thousands of miles away.

 

The truth of His presence without presence

By Mahesh Bhalerao, Canada

The Datta Tapovan ashram was glowing. Mohanji was coming!  We were filled with so much joy. We did have our share of nervousness, but that nervousness was good, trying to keep everything perfect and in order for Mohanji’s arrival.

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Before Mohanji came, so many divine beings were making their presence felt too. One such unforgettable incident was when we felt Kamadhenu’s presence, though at that point we mistook it for cow dung smell!

Well, finally Mohanji came. We felt as if the brightness and warmth of the sun were appearing after a long, cold and dark, winter night. Yes, Mohanji filled whole the ashram with uncontainable and unlimited joy. Divine love flourished in every heart. 15 magical days filled with divinity. The sun rose, the sun set. But we remained awake in Mohanji’s Consciousness, in His love, 24/7.

Mahesh

Then the dreadful day came. It was time for Mohanji to go back. Other devotees in other parts of the world were waiting, His mission continues, the Avadhoota’s journey continues.

But how can my heart understand?  Greedy? Sadly, Yes. The heart didn’t want to bear the separation. The Master of my heart, Mohanji knew everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. He hears the cry coming out of each heart-beat.

He told me,

“Bhalerao, when I leave from here, don’t think that I am gone. Only my body will be gone. I will be here in the ashram, always.”

He left. I kept holding on to my faith, Mohanji is here, sitting on this chair, walking in this room, sleeping on this bed. I felt Mohanji continuing to be here with us.

Mohanji in Canada

Every morning and evening I kept doing the aarati, cleaning His room, making His bed, exactly how I used to do when He was here physically. That day, I continued the evening ritual.

 

 

In the evening when I went to the laundry room to do some laundry, suddenly I could smell the strong fragrance of Mohanji’s perfume. It has been more than a week since Mohanji had left; none of His clothes was in the laundry. In a room which normally smells of washing powder or bleach, getting the strong perfume smell of Mohanji was a clear indication that Mohanji was here, right next to me.

Then later, after finishing Sai Baba’s aarati, I went upstairs to Mohanji’s room, lit the lamp, made His bed and did pranaam at the chair where He used to sit while staying at the ashram, exactly how I used to do earlier.

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Just when I touched my head on the floor, Mohanji appeared! Yes, Mohanji appeared. I could clearly see Him, wearing His blue tank top and orange dhoti, sitting on the chair and smiling at me.

I burst out crying like a child. I cried and cried. I was crying not because I was missing Him. I was crying because He was proving to silly me that He was still here, very much here, even though physically He was thousands of miles away.

One thing is for sure, whatever Mohanji says, He always keeps His promises. He told me that He will be here in the ashram, and He proved this to me not just once but many times. And not just to me, even to others. You have already read Sanjay bhai’s story of how he saw Mohanji’s foot impression on the feet cushion.

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His leelas are incomprehensible, unimaginable but magical. His love is truly unconditional and His compassion is beyond this world. How can I express my gratitude to you Mohanji, for your love? I can only bow my head down with complete surrender and remain at your feet always and forever.

 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 16th July 2019

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