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.

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Love and gratitude

Shree Mohanji

Enjoy reading these three beautiful expressions of gratitude from our Mohanji family members. Mohanji says his presence is always with us, but we are not always aware of it. These experiences show us yet again that when the yearning is true, he makes sure that his love and grace is felt by us.

Jameela Jeyaraj, India

When I dived into an abyss of darkness and sadness a year back, my friend Mala insisted that I read about Mohanji and gifted me the Power of Purity book.  One look into the extremely powerful eyes of Mohanji on the cover of the book, and time just stood still.

While reading the book, curiously I tried out the Power of Purity meditation, and amazingly, Mohanji’s divine soulful voice transported me into a world of absolute silence and peace.  I love the meditation so much, I practice it often. Through the meditation, I have learned to bless all, people I love and those whom I thought I hated.

Through the Power of Purity meditation, I have learned to evolve to a higher frequency. It also kindles me into the path of spiritualism. Today, I have only expressions of gratitude and gratefulness to my greatest Master, Mohanji.  Without doubt, I am so blessed. I place my koti pranams at Mohanji’s lotus feet.

“Gratitude.Grace. Growth. They are all related and interconnected. Gratitude ensures Grace. Grace ensures Growth. These three aspects deliver LOVE, LIFE and GODLINESS in us.” – Mohanji

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Deborah Davidson, Canada

On Thursday, April 9 2020, I was sitting with my tablet muted ready to begin the morning’s 7 am chanting with Eric and Cini, here in Victoria. Sara Sydney joined us this morning.

My phone was sitting on my left, a foot or more away, face up black screen when I saw the screen flash. I had not touched it since signing into the Zoom session. What appeared was a photo of Mohanji and Sai Baba. Two photos superimposed on each other.

Sai was in profile facing right in the foreground. Mohanji was in the background facing forward. They were both wearing headscarves of deep blue and the background was a deeper blue, almost purple.

It stayed on my screen but was gone when we finished the Gayatri Mantra chanting and I cannot find it anywhere in my history on the phone.

What I do have is a deep sense of peace and well-being as it should be with the world, and a strong heart presence of both Mohanji and Sai in my life, with us as we chanted. The beautifully vivid image is stored in my heart.

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Jai Mohanji! Jai Sai Baba! With love, awe, and gratitude.

 

Pravin Thakkar, UK

I am always with you – these are the words we hear time and again from our beloved Mohanji. It was my 70th birthday on the 17th of November. During the whole day, I felt that I really needed to talk to Mohanji and receive his blessings, but for some reason I did not have the courage to either message him or call him.

On the 19th, I read on the Mohanji UK Facebook page that there had been a Mohanji Acharya programme held on the 17th, on the same day as my milestone birthday. It was at the request of a Mohanji family member who wanted to celebrate her birthday and also wanted her friends and relatives to experience Mohanji’s presence and energy through the Acharya programme. At the cake cutting ceremony, Mohanji Acharya Subhasree played a recorded voice message from Mohanji, blessing this lady on her birthday.

I read this on Tuesday night before I went to sleep. Early Wednesday morning, I had a beautiful experience. I am not sure whether I was in a dream state or awake, but Mohanji was speaking to me, and telling me that on my birthday he called me many times to bless me but did not get reply on my mobile phone, neither could he leave a voice message for me with a blessing (I had blocked my voice message). My wish to have Mohanji’s blessings was fulfilled so beautifully.

Once again, I am reminding myself of the need for constantly becoming aware of the countless little pesky flaws in my nature that stand in the way of making my inner aspirations more sincere, true, and complete.

I feel immensely grateful to our ever compassionate Father, Mohanji. My humble prostrations at your lotus feet.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 17th April 2020

Disclaimer:

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

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— Mohanji Testimonials Team

Incredible healing of the coronavirus

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By Kim Kihm, South Africa

I was diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus on Monday, after doing the test last Tuesday (17th March 2020). The diagnosis was definitive, with a slight collapse of the left lung, but nothing significant. I was shocked and quite devastated. I never thought it would be me; I cannot describe my feelings and the definitive moment, where I knew that I was going to have to really beat this adversary, no matter what.

After doing the test on that Tuesday and before the results were released, I was put onto medication to treat my immediate flu-like symptoms and sent home to rest.

I spent the balance of the week in relative isolation but experienced an uneasy feeling about so many unresolved issues in my life, whilst the news of the virus just seemed to escalate and create further widespread panic and pandemonium.

In the quietness of my relative ‘quarantine’, I decided to look inwards and to connect to our Guru on a deeper level. I started reading Mohanji’s Power of Purity (PoP) book, which just re-emphasized the implications of one’s thoughts, words, and actions and then proceeded to do the meditation on my own.

At this stage, I realized that I really, really, did not want to be adversely affected by this virus and that I would go within, and have my Guru Mohanji guide me to where I needed to be. I surrendered completely and made the decision to pick myself up and to push forward in every way to heal myself spiritually and physically.

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The following day, I received a Zoom invite to join our beloved Acharya and Mai-Tri Practitioner Milica to do the PoP meditation, which I duly did. During the meditation, I felt so close to Mohanji, I felt his hand holding mine as a parent holds a child’s, guiding me to a place of safety and sanctuary within myself. I felt the warmth and light he radiates. The meditation itself was just so healing. I was able to allow myself to forgive and let go of my brewing anger, grudges that I felt, and general negativity. I allowed myself to feel the emotions going on inside of myself, and then watch them vaporize as I listened to Mohanji’s sublime words. In this meditation, I was able to forgive myself and feel love for myself, which I have never done. I had amazing clarity and insight about things in my life, which I had previously felt so clouded about. I felt so cleansed in every way.

We then did a meditation on Tuesday which again left me with a feeling of clarity about myself and the road ahead. I felt the love and warmth, the light, the purity and just felt cleansed again.

I was incredibly lucky to have a wonderful Mai-Tri Method session with Milica after the meditation. Despite us being 25 kilometers apart, I felt her absolute presence in my room. I felt her so intensely, it was quite phenomenal. During the session, I felt my left lung releasing a white substance, like liquid tar. I saw many things in my life, which had been affecting me adversely, and I could see how I had attracted the virus to myself. I woke up the following morning, with clear breathing and a stronger constitution.

Again, I was privileged to join another Zoom Mai-Tri Method session with Milica. The energizing, rejuvenating and healing session was just on a different level. I have never experienced such light and divinity. I experienced no darkness, just pure light, pure universal healing, complete oneness with the Supreme, and pure unconditional love.

During this time in isolation, I have had the most tremendous growth, and specifically, just being able to be with myself. To care for ME, to love ME and what I am, and what I represent. I feel renewed, despite my illness.

My advice to all is to NOT watch all the negative reviews. To isolate yourself without the media negativity, to look inside oneself, connect to Mohanji, surrender to Mohanji, know that Mohanji has your hand, and make the decision to survive this and conquer your fears.

I’m not at all suggesting that the virus is not serious and I don’t want to underplay the severity. I just want to inspire you to not be sucked down the spiral of negativity and succumb to it. You can heal yourself if you want to. You do have the power, and now is the time to make all the positive changes to your life that you have neglected, as I have done too.

Raise your frequency now, don’t wait, be proactive and rise above the physical universe. There is hope if you are ill, just eat clean (no animal products), take the recommended medications and natural supplements being circulated, and BE MOHANJI!!!

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 28th March 2020

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.

— Mohanji Testimonials Team

Kalpataru Series – A day of grace and gratitude

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By Chitra A S, Kerala, India

Mohanji has always taken care of our wishes, small or big. We realise at some point how beautifully he fulfills our wishes. I am thankful to the Kalpataru – Mohanji, The wish-fulfilling treeseries through which I would like to share how some of my wishes have been fulfilled by Mohanji and his instruments.

I had been noticing on FB the photos of Gapless Breathing done in various places. I always wondered how can I experience this powerful technique given by Mohanji. Since this is a very special technique, it only happens either on Retreats or in Acharya Programs by Mohanji Acharyas, that too only by a few who are trained. We did not have any Acharyas in Kerala who could do it. I felt I will receive this when I am eligible. So, I surrendered my wish to Mohanji.

A few days later, I messaged Subhasree and I thought of inquiring more about this training. By the end of the conversation, we had an Acharya program planned in Kochi in about 8 days, where she would conduct Gapless Breathing! She was only briefly landing at Kochi airport en route to her in-law’s place and such a program was not in her agenda earlier! I had no words to say besides thanks to Mohanji for fulfilling my wish so soon through his Acharya.

There was barely one week to arrange the program! We had no idea how many people would attend at such short notice. Nevertheless, we decided to keep it simple, organising it in my house and I conveyed the information with all the people locally that I knew. Subhasree was happy with the arrangements and we finalised the program. I was on top of the world. I could see how beautifully Mohanji was arranging this, as that day it was also the special Bhagavat Gita day and Guruvayur Ekadasi. I felt this was Mohanji’s immense blessing for me to arrange such an event at our home. Mohanji was not only fulfilling my wish, but he also blessed me with such an opportunity. I say it was Mohanji’s blessings because we were in a dilemma of whether to arrange a hall or to do at home, as we only had very few days and not enough publicity. I finally, did a ‘lucky dip’ in front of Mohanji’s photo to see where this program should be conducted – in the hall or at my house,  and the answer was ‘at your house.’

As the days were passing, initially, I was a bit worried about getting enough participants. Then I realised why should I worry about it? It is Mohanji’s program and Mohanji should decide on who can join the program. I surrendered wholeheartedly to Mohanji. I am just a participant here and was very excited as my wish of experiencing Gapless Breathing was getting fulfilled.

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Subhasree and I

 

Mohanji heard me. My anxiety of who will be the attendees of this programme was taken care of him in such an amazing way. It was a leela of Krishna himself, which I realised a bit later. I wish to share with all of you some incidents that happened during this arrangement and the program.

One of my friends from our M family gave me her friend’s contact number to invite her and I made a call to that person. The lady on the other side felt sad because she had booked to travel to Bangalore and so would not be able to attend the program. I messaged my M friend about it and she asked me to call her again to request her to share the information about this program with her group of friends. So, again I called that lady. I could hear the lady sobbing and she started talking to me, “Madam, I was thinking about ending my life when you called me first!” I was shocked as she shared her story. I talked to her for fifteen minutes (Although using ‘I’, the words that were spoken to her for soothing her pain was entirely chosen by Mohanji) and she changed her unnecessary thoughts of suicide. I promised her a Power of Purity Meditation session soon. For me, it was a big shock initially which turned out to be a surprise at the end and I realised that Mohanji had operated through me.

After 4 days, I felt like calling a retired teacher who had come for a Power of Purity Meditation previously to my house, but she also had to attend a wedding that day. She, however, asked me for a Mai-Tri session for her neighbour some days later. But again, in the evening, for some reason I felt like calling her again to call her and invite her to attend the program in the afternoon if possible, with that neighbour. While I had slight hesitation thinking if it will look like I am persuading people to attend, later that evening I called her. I told her to avail of this great opportunity and asked her whether she really had to attend the wedding (did I just say that?). She cried saying that the wedding was not at all important and she needed to attend the program of Mohanji and shared a brief history of hers in a hurry. This came as a shock to me! I then realised it was indeed Mohanji who wanted me to contact her! But, my ego wasn’t allowing me to do so for hours. So, the Tradition decides who should attend, for sure.

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(This inspiring quote was sent to me by our Anitha Nandakumar when I conducted a POP Meditation at my house previously).

While the preparation for the event was going on, I had messaged Subhasree that I only had a Malayalam version of the book, ‘The Power of Purity‘. She spontaneously suggested that she would bring some books with her.

Finally, the day came, Subhasree arrived in Kochi and we received her from the airport and brought her to our house. After a short break and refreshments, we were ready to start the program. I was already feeling so happy that in spite of the short notice, we were about 10 of us. Before starting the program, Subhasree handed me the following things. I was delighted and speechless. I couldn’t get the words to thank her. I hadn’t expected her to bring all these things for me. A program of Mohanji in my house itself was more than anything I could have expected! This in itself was a surprise for the whole family and the participants who would be present that day!

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I was speechless to see yet another leela of Mohanji and how he fulfilled my wish!

Yes, I had wished to get Guru Leela books and I also needed Mohanji’s cards, which I had struggled to get hold of. It was so sweet of Subhasree to bring all these things from the UK for me, which I understood that Mohanji fulfilling even this wish of mine. These were not simply books and cards, but pieces of evidence that Mohanji listens to us and fulfills our wishes.

As I started reciting the Bhagavat Gita and the Vishnu Sahasranama, slowly the rest of the participants joined me and we completed the chanting with devotion and focus.

Next was the power-packed Gapless Breathing session. Blood started circulating rapidly in the body during the session, which can be seen in the photos (all the faces were red). We could exactly experience the feeling of being a baby in a mother’s womb, feeling protected by our mother, thus giving us an assurance that all of us were within our favourite God or Guru and were protected by him/her.

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After the lunch break, we had the Group Mai-Tri session. This technique is also very special and for the first time, we were blessed to experience this. Only a few Mai Tri practitioners can conduct these group sessions. Once again, we were soaked in the powerful energy of beeja mantras, calling Dattatreya, Kali Maa, and Mohanji, and invoking the entire Guru Mandali. I really enjoyed this and didn’t want it to be over. But, the time flew by so fast and it was time to wind up.

When we offered Aarati to Mohanji, my eyes were filled with tears of gratitude, devotion and total surrender. I couldn’t thank him enough for fulfilling my wishes with so much compassion and even giving me more than I expected.

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After a tea break, everyone shared their experiences on both the sessions and Subhasree shared many Guru Leelas of Mohanji. Inspired by her, we all started to discuss our own experiences and we all felt joyful and rejuvenated after the powerful sessions. All the attendees were new to Gapless Breathing and the group Mai-Tri. Everyone felt high positive energy throughout the sessions. Some were new and hadn’t seen Mohanji yet. Gapless Breathing was breath purifying and group Mai-Tri was deeply cleansing.

These were the lovely words spoken by the participants.

“I was feeling tired and now I am feeling energetic and happy.”

“At the end of the session, my heart was filled with love, I felt joy and the pain in my leg seems to have decreased.”

“I’m feeling peaceful, silence and happy.”

“I saw Mohanji holding my hands firmly and went down some steps, and then saw myself with my family having some discussion. I’m also having a deep sleep.”

“I’m feeling happy and contented.”

“I have asthma, but now I am feeling comfortable after the breathing session. The group Mai-Tri felt powerful and I want to have individual Mai-Tri soon.”

“Earlier I had breathing trouble and I thought I had some heart issues. After Gapless Breathing, I’m feeling comfortable. Sometimes I used to feel negative energy and I felt like it was going away during group Mai-Tri. I’m feeling free and positive now.”

“I’m feeling happy, peaceful and grateful for having experienced such a beautiful session. It was an awesome experience. I used to sleep at 2 am because of the high humidity with only a few hours of sleep, but after this program, I’m sleeping well from about 9.30/10.30 pm.”

Thank you to Subhasree for being Mohanji’s instrument in conducting this beautiful program at my home.

My humble pranaams to you Mohanji, please let your grace be available to everyone through all of us. May everyone reading this post receive abundant grace from Mohanji and the Guru Mandali.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 6th February 2020

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.

— Mohanji Testimonials Team

Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 8 – “Presence without Presence”

Mohanji giving Shaktipat

In this second story of Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 8, Pramod Nair shares with us how much he enjoyed the ‘Being in Mohanji’s consciousness’ programme conducted by one of the Mohanji Acharyas, and how he felt Mohanji’s presence not only at the programme but during his journey to the venue. His beautiful experience during Mohanji Energy Transfer shows us yet again, when one has faith and devotion, grace is ensured.

Gratitude. Grace. Growth. They are all related and interconnected. Gratitude ensures Grace. Grace ensures Growth. These three aspects deliver LOVE, LIFE, and GODLINESS in us” – Mohanji

Read our other stories on Mohanji Satcharita.

Presence without Presence

By Pramod Nair, UK

The HSTY yoga, Power of Purity (POP) meditation and Conscious Dancing conducted with Mohanji’s grace, by Mohanji Acharya Subhasree, at the Methodist Church on the 30th of March 2019 was a wonderful experience for me and I wish to share it with others.

 

Divine grace in reaching my destination

I was working late at night on the 29th of March and was tired. I was not sure if I could travel and reach the venue before the programme started. Nevertheless, having decided to attend, I left this desire to participate at the lotus feet of the Guru. On the 30th, I managed to board the train to Bristol Parkway from Cardiff and then had to get a bus to reach the church where the event was being conducted. I was told by a friend of mine from Bristol to get bus number 73 which would drop me right at the door step of the church.

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I had to wait for 40 minutes to get the bus and this meant I was going to be late. I got into another bus (No.75) and checked with the driver if he could guide me. He was a very friendly person. He said he used to live somewhere close to the church many years ago. Though this bus does not take that route, he said he could tell me where to get off and then I could use my Google map and walk towards the church. I boarded the bus and waited for the driver’s instructions. As the bus reached the bus stop, the driver told me to wait. He told me that he would drop me off at the traffic lights which would save me a further 10 minutes of walking. This gesture by the driver was a big surprise for me. The driver stopped the bus at the traffic lights and further guided me with directions to the church. Normally drivers only stop at the bus stops and this was unusual. He smiled and wished me a great day. I thanked the driver and followed his directions to reach the venue on time. In fact, I arrived earlier than the others.

Now I clearly knew that it was Mohanji who was working through the driver to ensure that I reached there on time.

 Mohanji’s presence during the event

During the whole event, I could feel the energy and presence of Mohanji. The interesting thing for me was that during the POP meditation and Mohanji Energy Transfer, I felt the finger of the person kept on my third eye area vibrating. I could feel the throbbing sensation between my eyebrows.

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Mohanji Energy Transfer during POP Meditation

After the Energy Transfer was done, I saw a flame of light appear for a few seconds and disappear. I then saw Mohanji appear in the third eye. This lasted for a minute or two I guess. I felt as if I was the flame of light. It was a beautiful experience. I could connect to my soul. I later checked with Shyama who did the Energy Transfer if she felt anything in particular. She told me about the vibration she felt in my third eye area while she was doing the process.

I sincerely thank Mohanji for this wonderful spiritual experience He gave me that day.

Joy of Conscious Dancing

I also thoroughly enjoyed the Conscious Dancing. I felt that it helps us forget about ourselves and connects us to the core. It was a wonderful experience to be in the energy field of Mohanji without His physical presence.

I should also thank everyone who was involved in organizing the event and also the other lovely participants for making it so lively. Also, the vegan food served was scrumptious.

We are all blessed indeed to be connected with Mohanji.

May many more souls be blessed to receive the connection with the Master and be liberated.

Mohanji

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 7th May 2019

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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.

— Testimonials Team

 

 

 

 

Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 8 – “Presence without Presence”

Mohanji giving Shaktipat

In this second story of Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 8, Pramod Nair shares with us how much he enjoyed the ‘Being in Mohanji’s consciousness’ programme conducted by one of the Mohanji Acharyas, and how he felt Mohanji’s presence not only at the programme but during his journey to the venue. His beautiful experience during Mohanji Energy Transfer shows us yet again, when one has faith and devotion, grace is ensured.

Gratitude. Grace. Growth. They are all related and interconnected. Gratitude ensures Grace. Grace ensures Growth. These three aspects deliver LOVE, LIFE, and GODLINESS in us” – Mohanji

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Presence without Presence

By Pramod Nair, UK

The HSTY yoga, Power of Purity (POP) meditation and Conscious Dancing conducted with Mohanji’s grace, by Mohanji Acharya Subhasree, at the Methodist Church on the 30th of March 2019 was a wonderful experience for me and I wish to share it with others.

 

Divine grace in reaching my destination

I was working late at night on the 29th of March and was tired. I was not sure if I could travel and reach the venue before the programme started. Nevertheless, having decided to attend, I left this desire to participate at the lotus feet of the Guru. On the 30th, I managed to board the train to Bristol Parkway from Cardiff and then had to get a bus to reach the church where the event was being conducted. I was told by a friend of mine from Bristol to get bus number 73 which would drop me right at the door step of the church.

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I had to wait for 40 minutes to get the bus and this meant I was going to be late. I got into another bus (No.75) and checked with the driver if he could guide me. He was a very friendly person. He said he used to live somewhere close to the church many years ago. Though this bus does not take that route, he said he could tell me where to get off and then I could use my Google map and walk towards the church. I boarded the bus and waited for the driver’s instructions. As the bus reached the bus stop, the driver told me to wait. He told me that he would drop me off at the traffic lights which would save me a further 10 minutes of walking. This gesture by the driver was a big surprise for me. The driver stopped the bus at the traffic lights and further guided me with directions to the church. Normally drivers only stop at the bus stops and this was unusual. He smiled and wished me a great day. I thanked the driver and followed his directions to reach the venue on time. In fact, I arrived earlier than the others.

Now I clearly knew that it was Mohanji who was working through the driver to ensure that I reached there on time.

 Mohanji’s presence during the event

During the whole event, I could feel the energy and presence of Mohanji. The interesting thing for me was that during the POP meditation and Mohanji Energy Transfer, I felt the finger of the person kept on my third eye area vibrating. I could feel the throbbing sensation between my eyebrows.

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Mohanji Energy Transfer during POP Meditation

After the Energy Transfer was done, I saw a flame of light appear for a few seconds and disappear. I then saw Mohanji appear in the third eye. This lasted for a minute or two I guess. I felt as if I was the flame of light. It was a beautiful experience. I could connect to my soul. I later checked with Shyama who did the Energy Transfer if she felt anything in particular. She told me about the vibration she felt in my third eye area while she was doing the process.

I sincerely thank Mohanji for this wonderful spiritual experience He gave me that day.

Joy of Conscious Dancing

I also thoroughly enjoyed the Conscious Dancing. I felt that it helps us forget about ourselves and connects us to the core. It was a wonderful experience to be in the energy field of Mohanji without His physical presence.

I should also thank everyone who was involved in organizing the event and also the other lovely participants for making it so lively. Also, the vegan food served was scrumptious.

We are all blessed indeed to be connected with Mohanji.

May many more souls be blessed to receive the connection with the Master and be liberated.

Mohanji

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 7th May 2019

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Mohanji Satcharita – Chapter 1, October 2018

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“Om Parabrahmaya vidmahe

Shiva tatwaya dhi mahi,

Tanno Mohan Prachodayat.”

JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI.

On this auspicious day of ‘Dussehra’ (Hindu festival), which is also the 100th Maha Samadhi day of Shirdi Sai Baba, with deep reverence and gratitude to our Guru Brahmarishi Mohanji, we attempt to compose ‘Mohanji Satcharita’, which is a collection of testimonials as pearls strung together in the thread of faith, love and gratitude. These are the true experiences shared sincerely and honestly by followers across the globe.

A Satcharita is not just a collection of stories, it is not about the person who experienced it, nor is it about how big or small the experience was. A Satcharita is about the Guru and His leela – a divine play! 

Shirdi Sai Baba Himself has said about the ‘Sai Satcharita’ “Hearing my stories and teachings will create faith in devotees’ hearts and they will easily get self-realisation and bliss. Let there be no insistence on establishing one’s own view, no attempt to refute other’s opinions, no discussions of pros and cons of any subject.”

Reading the Mohanji Satcharita would help us witness the divine at play. We believe, just by reading it, the reader will experience the same effect as the devotee who shared it. Not just in the present times, this will be an incredible avenue for future generations, to receive the same grace too.

It’s also true that naive souls like us have no wisdom or capability to portray the beauty and magnificence of Mohanji’s divine acts. Every such leela (divine act) has a deep purpose behind it. Hence, surrendering our ego completely, we begged Mohanji to help us put together this Satcharita

Mohanji blessed us, “I will help you.” 

We were not at all surprised but mesmerised by these words! These were the exact words that Sai Baba had told Hemadpant when he was going to write the ‘Sai Satcharita.’

Why did we think of contriving the ‘Mohanji Satcharita?’

Mohanji says, “The greatest teacher you can ever have is life.”

As we learn innumerable lessons and embark on this journey to realise the Guru within, the presence and guidance of God in the physical form of a Guru is invaluable. For many of us, with Mohanji’s presence in our lives, changes happened from within, changes from which there was no turning back. His presence brings intense joy and peace to the heart and mind. His love, compassion and words of wisdom give us clarity, removing doubts and fears, helping us move towards universal truths.

As unique beings, our journey in life is punctuated with interactions and experiences with Mohanji that are also unique. A great many of us have experienced Mohanji’s grace in many ways. When one surrenders with love and faith, miracles happen. 

Mohanji has shown us these miracles in many ways – through His divine presence, protection, fulfilling wishes, healing, divine visions, communion with Masters and life transforming experiences, to mention a few.

This is the first chapter of the ‘Mohanji Satcharita’ with nine such precious pearls. In this chapter, we have classified the stories into three categories:

 

Divine Vision

The Master works on His devotees in various ways. To an extent it depends on the way we connect with our Guru. Bhakti bhaav (devotion) and deep connection with the Consciousness invokes experiences in the form of visions.  Sometimes answers that we seek are also given through these visions. Experiences belong to the individual and the awareness of these helps us to grow spiritually!

1. ‘Eternal connection with Mohanji’ :  Thea Ivie, Sedona, USA, Feb 2018

This enlightening experience by Thea in Sedona helps us understand the way Mohanji carries us through the ocean of life towards higher levels of spirituality. The physical presence of the Master is not required and the only requirement from our side is acceptance of the Guru with faith and surrender. We become an empty cup which is filled with the highest by the Master and  an instrument through which the Master operates!

Thea narrates:

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From the time I met Mohanji in Sedona last March,  my spiritual growth has been extremely rapid.  

I am an old-timer on this path, having visited India in the 1960’s with darshans of Papa Ramdas, Ananda Moyi Ma, Muktananda and Karuna Mayi. 

I knew when I met Mohanji that He was my finishing school for total enlightenment in this life time.  I gave Him total power of attorney to complete any karmic residue in my subconscious. He said that I had little karma left (but what seems little to the Masters seems like a lot to us.) 

Mohanji has been doing His part consistently, as I have tried to do mine. 

When Mohanji gave me shaktipat during the Sedona retreat, I fell on my back to the ground (nobody was behind me to catch me). There was no way to break the fall as the energy coming from Mohanji was so strong. I saw many Masters coming through Him and knew that He was a channel for many Great Ones. 

As I experienced Mohanji’s energy more and more, I had visions of Rama, Krishna and Shiva coming through Him. At times, I felt He was my beloved Krishna, sometimes my Rama, and then Lord Shiva.   

I experience Him almost all the time, and know that His love for me is always there no matter what I am going through. 

I have recently become a Mai-Tri healer and the miracles have been tremendous: a man with an incurable blood disease was healed by Mohanji through Mai Tri Healing. We had three sessions of bliss and the man was totally healed!!!

I feel so privileged to be His instrument, and so grateful that this great Master came to Sedona to find me!!!! He said that He came for me. Wow! Thank God He found me!

The greatest gift we can have in this life is a Sadguru, and I do not take this great blessing for granted. 

I have experienced the merging beyond form at times, but until I am in that state all the time, I am holding onto those beautiful lotus feet in the form of Sadguru Mohanji. 

My deepest love and appreciation for such a gift!

— Thea

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 2. ‘The divine gift’: Kanika Gupta, Delhi, India. July, 2018

The love for the divine is enhanced through the gift of Consciousness Kriya, a practice bestowed on us by Parabrahma Mohanji, leading us on the path of liberation! This practice also intensifies divine visions and divine love in the practitioner.  Kanika shares one such experience of divine love which she has treasured since childhood.

Kanika narrates :

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I first set eyes on Mohanji in 2011. I faced a lot of ups and downs in my life during these years. One thing which I clung on to firmly during these turbulent times was Guruji, as He always held my hand. My learning so far in life is to have patience and firm faith in the Guru. The Guru always holds you through the good and the bad in life. Yet another big learning is to help people in need through Seva.

I want to share my experience which happened on 5th July, 2018 during my Kriya practice.

I lit a diya and started my Kriya practice. On completing my Kriya, I saw a small beautiful light and so I clicked some pictures. After a few days, out of curiosity I decided to have a look at the pictures of the light that I’d seen earlier. When I expanded that picture, to my surprise, I saw a divine face and immediately recognised it as the face of Santa Claus. Realisation dawned on the reason for this vision. Since childhood I have always admired Santa Claus; even now, I love to dress up as Santa Claus and distribute gifts to my family.  This experience through Kriya reinforced the love of the divine that has always been with me since childhood and continues to be. This unconditional love of Santa Claus that I experienced happened only by the grace of Mohanji, who has always held my hand during difficulties and good times too!

 Love you Guruji, Love you a lot.

Kanika

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3. ‘The state of expansion’: Subhasree Thottungal, London, June 2017

Merging with the consciousness and experiencing the true state of the Masters can happen during spiritual practices such as recitation of slokas and aarati with deep connection/focus and love. Subhasree shares this divine vision of being in the expanded state of Mohanji, our beloved Guru!

Subhasree narrates:

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One night, after meditation and Shivakavacha, we offered aarati to Mohanji. While doing the aarati, I felt as if I was removing ‘drishti’ off Mohanji.  (Drishti is an ancient tradition in most Indian homes where  a mother carries out a simple ritual of waving a lit camphor in front of her child to ward off any evil eye cast on the child).  As I stood with my eyes closed, I felt Mohanji was just expanding… getting larger and larger… it seemed as if I was at the bottom of some sea world and could only see one leg of the table (on which we had Mohanji’s photo). Slowly everything vanished… I couldn’t see anything, there was only vacuum…. and Mohanji had just expanded completely.

On completion of the aarati, when I opened my eyes, I felt a jerk and realised I was standing in the same place and His photo was indeed at the same place!

This was an amazing feeling.. I just didn’t understand what it was. The explanation for this vision came as below:

“This expansion is my original state.”

 I was left speechless with this communication and darshan from Mohanji in His original state!

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Painting By Mataji T. Villareal Sharma, Philippines

Do I need to expect anything further at all? This is the state of merging – merging with the supreme consciousness, the Shiva!

Gurudev, I have simply no existence. I exist because You DO!

Koti Pranam at your feet, Mohanji.

Subhasree

Life Transformation

A true Master’s goal is to lead us towards liberation which is also the ultimate goal of every human. The Guru may give us visions, experiences, and make His presence felt for us to seek refuge in Him. But it is left to us to transform ourselves  and walk towards moksha. This transformation or change is brought on by the Master to help us let go of certain baggage that we carry which may probably entwine us in karmic bondage.

The following experiences are shared by those who have seen major positive changes in their lives.  Mohanji’s presence has transformed their lives, bringing peace and joy to themselves and those around them. 

4. ‘Discovering the new me’: Dr Pritam Purohit, Pune, India, June 2018

Dr. Pritam beautifully shares the changes which happened within him after meeting Mohanji. The changes need not be through dramatic experiences or visions but could take place in a subtle manner. The learning from this experience is dropping the “I” factor and accepting everything as a divine command.  Read on and enjoy the beautiful but subtle transformation of Dr. Pritam.

Dr Pritam narrates:

 ms_ch1_pritam.jpgI have always wondered after reading the experiences of others whether I am connected to Mohanji or not. I came to know about Mohanji from Dr.Nikita, when my wife was undergoing some treatment. My wife became connected to Mohanji first, and started attending meditation sessions and other activities with the Mohanji family in Pune. I was indifferent to things as I was busy at work and  my mind was cluttered with concepts. However, I went to meet Mohanji in Mumbai at the earliest opportunity. This was in June 2017 and now in retrospect, I see that life has been nothing but a miracle ever since.

I used to be an angry person, dissatisfied with almost everything, annoyed and irritable all the time. Every night while going to bed, I would decide to be a changed person from the next day  but it would not happen, thus making it a vicious circle. Gradually it started interfering in my day-to-day functioning. I would crave for  peace of mind and not being able to  have it would make me jittery.

And after Mohanji’s arrival in my life, I have transformed; initially in a subtle, not so dramatic way and then completely. Everyone around me is surprised and so am I! There is a sense of calmness, especially in situations where I used to get agitated earlier. I have begun to see myself as a witness residing in a body rather than being only the body. I feel the emotions, but they have started to have a much lesser effect on me.

I am a physician working in a government set up. Every day, before starting my work, I would pray to Mohanji in my mind and surrender all I am about to do, to Him. And He takes care. I have started to salvage patients in a peripheral hospital, whereas I have seen similar patients dying in a tertiary care premier hospital during my training days. I do not take ownership of the patients, and manage the cases keeping Him in mind, many a time just on clinical grounds as my peripheral hospital doesn’t have any advanced diagnostic facilities. He would always be there and He would take care. Sometimes I would feel that I am being selfish but then I see Him in His photograph and He would be smiling back, giving me immense strength.

And yes, from a dedicated non vegetarian to being a total vegetarian, the transformation has been awesome. This is something that I thought would never happen.

I have not stopped having problems, but He has given me the power to face it all. And there is a feeling of His constant presence. No worries, no negativity… pure bliss.

With gratitude and prayers, always and forever.

Pritam

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5. ‘Being the consciousness’: Alex Sasa Glusac, Serbia, October 2018

Being highly intuitive, Alex knew deep in his heart that meeting Mohanji would be life –changing for him. That is exactly what happened when he set eyes on Mohanji and instantly connected with Him at the soul level. Everything was Shiva! Total silence engulfed him and this triggered the process of his transformation! Read on and experience the joy of this communion!

Alex narrates:

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I was somewhere in between the ending of earlier experiences and the beginning of new ones which were nudging me to Mohanji. Something inside me believed that meeting Him would be important. I admit that I am a sceptical person, but the last years have shown me that there is something more to my spirituality that was awaiting fulfilment, something really special and at the same time completely mine. I am not sure if  I would want to name it, but  if someone were to ask me whether I believe in wizards and fairies,  I would say – Yes!

Because of that I had accepted the idea and the call to come to the retreat as a guest and ‘sneak in’ if there was a chance… and that happened. When I arrived, I didn’t even sit down while waiting and then someone came for me to take me into the hall. And there He was! My first Shaktipat happened in silence in the hall in Andrevlje, where for the first time, I saw Him and the people who cry themselves out…  

I kneeled down and received Shaktipat, honestly knowing nothing about what was supposed to happen. I got up and lost myself in His eyes. Something formidable was shining out of Him.  A deep and intense silence filled me full of strength, but what seemed like an abyss, where all of my thoughts had stopped; Shiva, they told me. I sat on a chair lost in some space where there was nothing. Suddenly I heard my heart tingling and my tears started to flow. Those were the tears of a warrior who  finally after centuries of waiting, had put down his armour and recognized and heard himself. It was the beginning of my path with Him. I know I am missing words in explaining this experience but words do not matter any more to me. I know that I am changing and that Mohanji’s consciousness is inside me and building a new me.

I feel a joy in my soul which is expanding me and erasing the common games of power and proving myself to others. I feel that with every Kriya that I do, it connects me more and more to Him. I am becoming what I am; I am becoming the consciousness which is growing through Him. And I know that deep inside, this feeling of love and the feeling of Him, makes me divine. “Be Mohanji,” He said… 

O yes, I will be. Thank you!

Alex

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6. ‘In eternal peace’: Sara Sydney, Toronto, Canada, April 2018

One single step can bring on life-transforming changes within a person. Sara took the initiative and attended a POP session after which there was no looking back. She was hooked to the Master although she met Him much later. Once she set eyes on Him, the transformation was accelerated! Given below is an account in her own words about the step by step changes that took place in her life.

Sara narrates:

 MS_CH1_Sara.jpgI was introduced to Mohanji by Nilesh.  He had ordered some T- shirts through the phone to my business and when he came to pick up the shirts, I asked who Mohanji was.  Very lovingly, Nilesh explained to me about Mohanji and asked me to check the Power of Purity meditation online.  He even loaded it on to my desk top.  At that time, I hated myself and the world.  I kept it for 3 months not looking at it but was conscious of it being there. After 3 months, I called Nilesh and asked if he does the meditation he was talking about, and he said yes, come over on a Friday at 7pm.  I went with hesitation, not knowing these people and not knowing what it was all about.  I had a very warm welcome. I enjoyed the meditation and have never looked back.  On the first day, my husband had dropped me to Nilesh’s house where they were doing the meditation.  On the way back and also after coming home, he was surprised to see some changes in me.  He asked if I was going back the next week.  I said, “Yes, no one can stop me.”  He was very happy.

Mohanji came to Toronto in March and I went for the 1 day retreat.  That was the first time I met Him.  I was afraid to talk to Mohanji although He came and sat at the table where I was having lunch.  I was asking Him questions in my mind all the time He was sitting there.  I got most of the answers afterwards.  The most important thing for me was, from that time onwards, I stopped eating meat and fish, and stopped drinking alcohol.  Many more changes in me!

Consciousness Kriya has brought many positive life experiences.  I am more confident.  I am cleaner and clearer within myself.  There is always a white light within my body.  I don’t worry as much as before.  I give it away to Mohanji and leave it behind me.  I talk to myself more, analyse it and then try to forget about it.

In conclusion, I am a more relaxed person.  Much more calm, inside and outside. I am happier when I do my Kriya in the mornings before I start my day.  I have gained a lot of peace and happiness within me.  There is no holding back in this material world.  I am at peace with everyone and everything.

Mohanji says “When you connect to the consciousness through the teachings, then you understand the benchmark for it is transformation. Understand whether the teacher is transforming you. Making you more silent inside. Making you immune to the pleasures and pains of life. These are clear signs of transformation.”

Thank you Mohanji for everything that You have blessed me with.

Sara

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Divine Presence

Brahmarishi Mohanji always urges us to connect deeply to His consciousness and when we do He can be seen, sensed, experienced and heard in innumerable ways. Faster than the speed of lightning, the communication can be strong  and vibrant! Physical miles cannot separate a true Master from His disciple. Stronger the call, quicker the response from Him. Mohanji can never ignore these calls and gets pulled towards a genuine seeker. At times, He even anticipates these desires and rushes to fulfill them or makes the ride smooth for the devotees. A simple utterance of His name in earnest brings Him to the caller. It is then left to the seeker to realise the boon bestowed upon him.

7. ‘At the Nandi Hill temple’: Preethi Gopalarathnam, Mumbai, India, October 2018

This beautiful experience happened during a trip to Thiruvannamalai – Arunachalam with Mohanji – just after the Consciousness Kriya Intensive programme in Bengaluru in October 2018. The temple that Mohanji has never visited previously, in a period that Mohanji was not even in India, the priest mentions of Him being present. Not just being present but doing Abhishekam! This divine vision was mindblowing to the devotees, who became aware of this fact much later.

It has been our experience that during each event blessed by Mohanji, hurdles are removed just as the rays of the sun make dark clouds disappear. During this program too, Mohanji paved the way for a successful and smooth program along with darshan as required well in advance. It is our innate nature to assume that we are the doers in any situation. This experience by Preethi brings in the wisdom and reminds us that we are mere instruments in the hands of our Master. If we work with this awareness and allow the grace to do its work, success is ensured.

 

Preethi narrates:

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Let me share our experience at Nandi Hills.

When we reached the top of the Hills, the overcast sky signalled impending heavy rain. In fact, group participants asked me how we would be able to do Kriya there. I remembered all the past experiences where things like these cleared miraculously with Mohanji’s grace and replied that it probably wouldn’t rain!

Someone told me the temple we came up for was closed. But we decided to do Kriya either inside or near it anyway. Once we went into the temple, the priest ushered us in and took us inside the sanctum sanctorum. He asked, “Are all of you from Mohanji’s group?” We said yes and he replied that Mohanji had been here a month or so ago. In fact he said that Mohanji was right where we were standing and spent about half an hour doing Rudra Abhishekam. We were wearing our ID cards and hence assumed that we were thus recognized as Mohanji’s followers. We had an amazing darshan (view) and received prasad (sacred offered food).  The priest was very accommodating and in fact directed us to a place where we could sit down to do Kriya. Just to put this in context, usually devotees are not allowed to stay for long inside the sanctum sanctorum of temples in South India. We were filled with love and happily did Kriya inside the sanctum sanctorum. The priest later explained the significance of this temple. Yoga Nandishwarar is where Shiva is in Yoga form, completely in union with Parabrahma. We had a beautiful Kriya session and went to the next sannidhi (shrine) where Maa Parvati called Mukthambika was in a separate shrine. The priest said that one should ask Her for Liberation and when She blesses us, it’s guaranteed! 

The significance of this series of events  was huge, as we were a group of Kriya initiates and have taken vows to lead a life which would help us get exactly there! Once we prayed and did Kriya there, we noticed there was also a shrine for Karthikeya or Lord Muruga. He is considered the Gnyana Avatar (incarnation of wisdom) and I remember Mohanji saying Maha Avatar Babaji was Lord Muruga’s amsa (manifestation). I was elated as it seemed as if the entire Tradition had come to bless us. We then went to the Boga Nandishwar temple, had beautiful darshan (view) and did Kriya practice there. Just when we left the place, there was a light drizzle as if the Gods showered us with blessings and we  boarded our bus. No heavy rain, though when we started in the morning we were mighty sure we would get caught in a heavy downpour!

When I reached Arunachalam (Tiruvannamalai)  the next day, I shared with Mohanji that we had great darshan (view) in the temple the previous day and we practiced Kriya there too. I asked Him if He was there a month ago, and did the Rudra Abhishekam?

With a twinkle in His eyes He said, “I was not here in India, a month back, right?”

I was shocked as I then remembered it was true that Mohanji was not in India last month! I also came to know that Mohanji has never visited this temple previously. Then how did the priest see Mohanji doing Abhishek? If he has never met Mohanji, then how did he even recognsied us as Mohanji’s followers? Questions such as these were racing through my mind!

I also remembered my sister Hema telling me that there was a man who asked her and Nikolina to go inside. He spoke in English and said, “Are you guys not the new Kriya initiates, please go in!” How did he know this? My sister assumed I had spoken to some other people about Kriya, but I had not!

Only then did I realise that Mohanji had actually arranged for this even before we came. I felt various emotions then, including shame for thinking ‘I’ was conducting and arranging the program. He came ahead and ensured smooth darshan  (view) and treatment.

I also understood what He meant by,

“If you remember I will do the program, then everything will be fine.”

What a profound lesson! What a crucial and vital learning experience. I was so humbled and at the same felt at peace. As we go about our daily life (including volunteering work) we need to just remember that we have to make ourselves available and everything happens through us. I understood the significance of these words now. 

Thank you Mohanji for your kindness, and  for explaining this to me as You always do, ‘In baby food format,’ so that I could digest it. After this, my only prayer at every shrine is to help us stay in this awareness as we serve our Guru.

Preethi

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8. ‘Divine presence in any form’: Girija Thekkandy, Kerala, India, Sept 2018

As devotees, all that is required of us is to hold onto the loving hand of the Guru through the ups and downs in life with faith. The Master gently carries us through the journey, shielding us and showering us with His grace. Girija’s experience shows how  chanting the Mohanji Gayatri mantra as a silent prayer helped her and her daughter in a new place!

Girija narrates :

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I had moved to Kerala from the US this June, and my 11 year old daughter, my mother and I now live in our new home in Vengeri, Calicut. We have a 5 minute walk to the bus stop of her school bus. My daughter hasn’t learnt the local language yet, the walk ways are winding, the pick-up spot is at a busy junction and she cannot cross the road by herself. In short, she is completely dependent on me as she is new to the country. One day, I had to go for some errands, but the place I had to go to was about an hour and half away. I decided to walk with my daughter  to the school bus stop and thought to myself that I would  return quickly  before the school bus would drop her back after school. Unfortunately, it did not happen as planned. It started raining heavily (I had forgotten my umbrella) and I got onto a bus much later than anticipated.  Finally, the situation was such that it would  be  30 minutes before I would reach the bus stop to pick her up.  Time was ticking by and I knew that I would be late. I could not contact my mother at home, or anyone else  for help. I tried to contact the bus driver, but the call did not go through, most likely because of the heavy rains. I was frozen. I did not dare to imagine what could happen! I simply closed my eyes and started chanting  the Mohanji Gayatri mantra on the bus I was travelling on. To make matters worse, that day my bus did not stop at the correct bus stop! I had to take an auto. When I finally reached my daughter’s  school bus drop off spot,  it was still raining and was 15 minutes past the arrival time of the bus. But I could not see anyone on the road.

I called the bus driver and he said that he was still on his way. I was relieved and picked up my daughter from the bus. On our way back, I asked, “Why are you so late?” She said, “Amma, something strange happened in the bus. The bus was going through a narrow place. We saw a big snake coming from between the trees outside the bus, and climbing in through the open window near the driver. It was moving its head behind the driver’s head! All the children were frightened and started crying from the back of the bus. The driver didn’t know. When he looked back and  saw the snake,  he too  got scared. It took us around 40 minutes  to shoo it away and fix everything.  We had to wait  and that’s why we were delayed.”

Realisation dawned! I was speechless with wonder and gratitude as I understood what had happened. My daughter was asking me “Why you are not talking, aren’t you surprised? Do snakes often come into vehicles in this  manner  in India? This never happened in America.” That is true, this never happens anywhere! I could not speak at that time, but will explain to her the miracle that just took place, one day.

Pranaams (Salutate) to my Guruji for taking care of us by playing this leela (divine play).

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9. ‘Anytime, Anywhere’: Subhasree Thottungal, London, UK, August 2018

Our Guru’s promise that He will never leave our hand is proven time and again through various anecdotes. Connecting the dots related to a particular incident is what makes us aware of the protection and support given by Him. In this incident shared by Subhasree, this factor becomes evident as both, the person who was with Mohanji at that point in time and the person on whom the grace was bestowed were both aware of His presence by their side!

Subhasree narrates:

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I will share something that I witnessed, just as a mere observer…

This was during the London Retreat. I was serving Mohanji then. One afternoon, it was His rest time (He doesn’t really have any rest time…it is a time when He may just lie down, either talking to His people or checking emails answering the innumerable  questions of people etc. That afternoon, when He laid down and I was pressing His feet, He turned sidewise, and I noticed that His hands were spread ahead, phone and glasses put aside and in two seconds He appeared to be in deep sleep! I was stunned and wondered what happened, as He doesn’t sleep like this. My gross mind worried, “Oh Mohanji is so tired that He slept immediately.” Little did I know about the happenings unfolding at that time! I gently started pressing His arms and shoulders.

And to my surprise, His arms felt as if there was no skin, no muscles, no bones… felt like soft wool! Now, I was shocked. This was very unusual. I realized that something serious was going on! I have observed in the past that when Mohanji is working on someone, His legs, or arms become rock solid i.e. hard! This time it was the opposite, His body was as soft as wool; I understood that He was not present in the room! Later on, when I came back to give Him tea, He was already up.

He looked at me and said, “I slept immediately, right? I wasn’t here.”

I replied, “I know. Your arms were as soft as a pillow. This wasn’t normal. What happened?”

He then narrated the events.

At that time, someone in South Africa was in real trouble. The young daughter of a devotee was delayed in returning from a far-off place; the usual arrangement of pick-up had failed. The parents were unable to send the car and if the daughter had to wait for it, it would have caused more delay and it was risky. The parents started praying to Mohanji. Mohanji conveyed to them to ask the daughter to come back on her own and He assured them that He will be with her. The mother conveyed the same to her daughter and also asked her to chant the Mohanji Gayatri mantra while walking.

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However, the daughter just chanted “Mohanji” repeatedly. What she experienced was truly amazing. She expressed that, while she was walking through the busy road with so many people around, she felt as if no one was aware of her walking. She felt that some people did look at her but they looked to her side and a little higher up, as if someone taller was walking beside her! She felt as if Mohanji was walking with her. Finally, she reached home, safe and sound.

I understood that when I witnessed Mohanji slipping into deep sleep suddenly and His body becoming unusually soft, He had actually gone to some remote place in South Africa to walk the girl safely back to her parents!

While listening to this, tears flowed from my eyes. It was difficult to comprehend how much and in how many ways Mohanji was protecting so many people/beings all around! There was nothing to doubt, because I had witnessed what was happening to His physical body on one side. Our logical mind sometimes can bring in doubts and weaken our faith. But instances like these cause doubts to disappear! My head bowed with so much gratitude for the divinity of our Master, who is living only for all of us.

What we read in Sai Satcharita is actually happening in current times too. All we need to do is keep our inner eyes and ears open, our  faith intact, strengthen our conviction and surrender completely. Grace then flows.

Mohanji, aapki leela aparamapar( “Mohanji, your acts are incomprehensible”).

Jai Mohanji.

— Subhasree

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We offer this souvenir of our gratitude at the feet of Guru Mohanji and present this with utmost love to all the readers.

We are surrendering our intention of continuing further chapters of ‘Mohanji Satcharita’ each month, as the testimonials from devotees all over the world keeps flowing in.

We would like to conclude the 1st chapter of “Mohanji Satcharita” with this sloka from the Guru Gita,

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Shri Guroh paramam rupam viveka chakshushomratam,

Mandabhagyaa na pashyanti andhah suryodayam yatha|

Which means:

“The absolute form of the Guru is like nectar to those who can truly see. To those who cannot see through the veil of illusion, the true form of the Guru is shrouded, like the sunrise is to a blind man.”

Jai Shree Guru Datta.

Jai Mohanji.

— Compiled & published By, Mohanji Testimonials Team, 18th October 2018.

 

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