Grace flows

By Ruchika Gandhi, India

Unpredictable times

I don’t know how to start and what to share. The last few months from February 2021 have been crazy with so many turbulences; what shook us as a family was the sudden deterioration in our mother’s health condition. She was diagnosed with the rarest of diseases we had never heard of. Autoimmune ILD (interstitial lungs disease), polymyositis (autoimmune muscles condition) combined with type two diabetes she has been suffering with for many years, landed with a cardiac episode the day she was admitted to the hospital on 26th Feb’ 2021 midnight. 

Throughout these 9.5 months, the entire family has gone through different stages of emotions. I wanted to share what I felt during this toughest phase of our lives but never got that space and time to write it. As I am writing today about my experiences, she is once again in the hospital on ventilator support; this is her eighth visit. 

My dad’s passing in 2017 was also sudden. We were not prepared for it at all. I was not that strong and stable at that moment to handle it. Mother’s difficult time started after my dad’s passing. She lost interest in life and has been holding so much within since then. It was extremely painful for her to lose a loved one, as we can see on a physical level. But despite being such a difficult phase for us, these nine months have also been full of Grace and Gratitude

What you can’t handle, just give it to your Guru and don’t look back… have faith. 

I have experienced many times, how Mohanji whom I lovingly call Father, and Shirdi Baba have worked unimaginably to give her all the strength to work out her karmas in this lifetime itself. 

She was very critical when admitted for the first time on 26th Feb 2021 and went on ventilator support for two months. I spoke to Mohanji that day, and he said that she doesn’t have any interest in life further. We don’t want to drag the soul, but we will see. 

His words didn’t scare me but made my eyes wet. I felt some kind of acceptance within. Let thy will be done which is meant for her highest good. Until now, I am praying only for that, as being ignorant of the divine play, I cannot ask selfishly anything better than this for my mother, who has lovingly served us for all these years.

Mohanji and Baba made me experience how they have taken upon themselves so much of the sufferings she was meant to go through in this life. She got the bed numbers 18 the first time, then 9, then 11. These numbers are signs of his presence for me.

Baba’s little idol was given once to Mumma when she was in the ICU; we told her to hold Baba in her hands and pray to him with all her heart. After some days, I noticed that Baba’s idol was broken from the neck. That was the day I realized that Baba shared my mother’s pain in his usual way.

You are being held every moment; just surrender and have faith. Mohanji works through many beings to strengthen you and allows you to receive and perceive situations with positivity. 

Throughout the initial period of her hospitalization, I felt stability within. I don’t know what was driving me and helped me witness what she went through at the hospital, and then later at the care centre where Mumma and I spent 5.5 months together. This stability was nothing but Mohanji’s energy that kept me going and didn’t allow my emotions to influence me so much as would have happened otherwise when we operate from an emotional level.

Kirti Khandelwal played an important role in just being available every moment for my and Mumma’s healing sessions. Important reminders were sent through her, Duggal di and other practitioners to face reality with full acceptance and awareness and allow Mumma’s journey to be smoother by not being attached emotionally. To allow the soul to travel ahead smoothly.

During my recitation of Hanuman Chalisa at the hospital, I felt many times Mohanji’s presence in the form of stability, acceptance, surrender and a sense of faith in the doctors. Situations were tough, but Mohanji gave the strength to face it all. 

Mohanji put us in the hands of doctors who were genuinely concerned about my mother’s wellbeing, handled the case with all the precautions to ensure that she didn’t have to go through any unnecessary procedures, given the multiple health issues. 

The Divine Guidance will come… through various channels. 

It was only his sheer grace that Dr Harpeet Wasir silently worked behind the scenes and was in constant touch with Dr Pankaj Puri, the main treating doctor at Fortis Escorts, who has handled Mumma’s case, right from the beginning. Words will not be enough to describe how Dr Wasir extended all possible guidance, made the whole family understand the most tricky situations so sensibly, calmly and helped us to reinstate our faith that doctors are doing what is right for our mother.

His prompt support, guidance and love was another way for me to experience how Mohanji was speaking to me through him. I am also amazed at the role Dr Pankaj Puri played and supported us in many ways during multiple hospitalizations and beyond as well. I offer my deepest gratitude to him for always being there to take Mumma’s case under him and oversee everything on his own. 

Mai-Tri sessions and grace 

Countless Mai-Tri sessions by so many Mai-Tri practitioners – Preeti Duggal di, Kirti Khandelwal, Nirupama Chowdhary, Nimika, Viji di, Prajakta, Nikunj Naredi, Rekha Murali, Shubha and many others made me experience that it’s not just this life, but deep cleansing of many lifetimes of karmas of my mother have been taken care of. 

In one of the sessions, I was guided by Nirupama di to give some fabric to a transgender person in my mother’s name. That whole incident was blissful. I am grateful to Mohanji and Divine Mother for allowing me to have her darshan in human form. I bought a beautiful light green color cloth, got it hand-touched by my mother, and then went out for seva at the animal centre. After the seva, I was on a rickshaw for my way back home; out of nowhere, a transgender person appeared near my rikshaw wearing the same color that I bought to offer. She said something in a different language (which I could not understand at all) and did some expressions with her hands. I bowed down and offered that cloth piece to her. She blessed me, touched the top of my head and disappeared immediately. But I felt Mother Kali appeared to bless and said, “Chinta mat karo” (don’t worry). It was a beautiful experience. Mother’s eyes were so bright and intense.

In another session, Mohanji and the whole Tradition were present and blessed my mother. I was in awe when Nirupama di shared that Mohanji gave Mumma Shaktipat. She also said to play Nirvanshaktam. I played it continuously and experienced that whatever Mumma was going through at that moment had been put to rest. The intensity of that physical suffering had been reduced immensely, as Mumma became more silent after that. I felt deep peace on her face and the way she was responding to the different health conditions she was going through.

Only compassion flows through my beloved Mohanji. We don’t need to ask for anything; he just gives without asking and blesses us every moment. Even at the hospital currently, she looks more calm, peaceful. She doesn’t have much to say; she is in total acceptance. 

Dr Puri said that “I have seen many cases in my career, but I have never seen a patient so calm going through such severe health issues.” Mohanji and Baba’s presence has been there every moment. I felt it when I flowed with my emotions sometimes and felt painful within to see Mumma going through such intense times.

A reminder, a thought that not to let emotions play havoc on me, to just watch them. Play your part well with all honesty, selflessness and surrender and give her love, serve in her name as much as possible. Face reality with full awareness and acceptance. This is Mohanji’s way to bring me back to the TRUTH. 

Mother is the highest form of the Divine, who serves her children unconditionally. 

Today, I realized that Mumma had given all of us, the entire family, a big opportunity to serve her in any way possible. To release us all from the karmic bond that we share together for lifetimes. Her invisible contribution, grace, and grit to fight, especially during this time, are experiences that I take as a blessing; my humble gratitude to my mother for allowing me to serve her and for being with us.

These unforgettable moments got all the sisters to be together at this time, especially during Covid, when travel around the world is restricted. It’s his sheer grace only that Mohanji allowed us to be together and do our dharma. I offer all that has been done till now and that I will be allowed to do in the time to come at his lotus feet. 

My humble pranaams to Mohanji, Shirdi Baba, Hanuman ji, Mother Kali, Lord Krishna.. they are all one. My heart, my whole being, offers deepest gratitude and love to the Supreme Divine for everything. For sending Mohanji into my life, for sowing the seed of knowing human existence beyond human mind limitations, for igniting the bhaav of seva, devotion, love for the Supreme Divine, for being able to experience him in so many beautiful ways. And also for not being able to experience anything at times, as those moments are reminders for me that I have many, many miles to go still to understand the real TRUTH. Every moment of ignorance is a moment of igniting that LIGHT within, shedding of EGO and crossing the oceans of heavy karmic baggage. 

Thank you, Mohanji, for everything. Thank you, Mohanji family, for standing with us, for sending your prayers, healings and financial contribution through Ammucare and thanks to our friends, family and relatives for their prayers and blessings. I am grateful to every being for supporting my mother and all of us silently. Love you all. 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 25th November 2021

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 71 & 72

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 71 Lesson – The bus is moving

This morning is quick packing again for the next location. We will now be making our way back towards Palakkad, Kerala, for the Shirdi Sai Baba Pratishta Dinam function on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of January. 

Yesterday was a really interesting day for me. We’ve been doing a lot of activities again (the same as every other day, right from early mornings until late at night, the day is full of activities). It started in the morning with a visit to a land which somebody had gifted to Mohanji. It was a beautiful sight to behold (location – very remote); at the moment, there’s a coconut plantation there as far as the eyes can see. Something really unique is being planned for that piece of land; I’m excited to see that come to fruition. 

Mohanji has been visiting places and connecting with people, and there is a real momentum coming together for something really good in the future. The pace, as I’ve mentioned before, is very quick; it’s very intense. There’s no time to take some rest or to take it easy or for lethargy to creep in. 

I was thinking about this a little bit more this morning because, for me, it’s almost as if the travel that I’ve been able to join Mohanji in is a micro version of the macro version, which is – movement has to happen when you’re with Mohanji. There’s no time to be dwelling on what has been or what might come. It’s now. It really is living in the moment now, being aware of everything. 

As we’re moving so quickly, everything has to be organized; everything has to be in its place, and we have to be prepared. If I let a little bit of tightness or lethargy creep in, or maybe don’t have things ready, it can be a rush to catch up again. If I’m not completely aware of what we’ll be doing, then it’s very difficult to continue the rest of the day. There’s a bit of a destabilization, so to stay stable and to be able to do my other work, everything has to be in order – in the right place at the right time. 

As Mohanji moves through the day, this is the observation that I have: there’s no real discussion of where we are going next to make sure you are prepared and have everything needed. You’re expected to be aware of what’s happening. He just moves; he goes. It will just be as quick as, “Okay, we’re going here now; this is happening now.” You have to be ready to move with that as well quickly. There’s no, “Okay, give me 10 minutes; I’ll be ready in that time.” You have to be ready then, and you’re going – it’s fast-paced. 

I was thinking, the lesson that I took from this morning is – this is probably a smaller version of his general direction, his pace, and also his destination. Mohanji has always said, “That at any point in time if things become too much, or you want to go back, no problem, you’re free to go. But just remember where you’re going back to – you’re going back to comfort zones, going back to habits, going back to patterns.”

Unburden yourself with Mohanji – Experiences With Mohanji

Generally, he has spoken earlier that he’s got a destination to reach. He’s happy for as many people to come on that journey as they want, but he has to move. He speaks of the bus analogy; he can sort of stop the bus or park the bus for a certain amount of time, but it has to move. So for all people who are stopping, or who may have left him, or who may have decided it’s not completely for them at that time, to catch up is very difficult. 

 I experienced this on a daily basis, trying to catch up with the pace, so over a longer amount of time, I think it would be very difficult. 

That’s the lesson which I wanted to share today. I’m also taking away that it is really about being aware now of the moment that I have, the opportunity that I have, and that all of us who have been connected to Mohanji have. Because like he says, “There are no dress rehearsals in life.” There’s no Okay, I’ll have a practice, and then I’ll give it my real go. It is now, the moment is now, and life is now. And if we’re not living in the now, then we’re not living the truth of what we have, which is the moment that’s right in front of us. 

Now, it’s becoming a daily reminder of the small, minute to minute, hour to hour interactions and of the speed of the program for my much larger objective and purpose of where I personally want to go to. 

Day 72 Lesson – Standing by those who trust him  

Yesterday, we left Kannur to travel back to Calicut. For me, it’s been a complete, fast-track introduction to the culture and lifestyle of South India. I’m enjoying all the different experiences and exposures provided, especially the breakfast, dosa and vada, which are really tasty. The scenery and greenery too, it’s very beautiful, even if it’s only just witnessing, as we pass by all these nice places in the car because there’s definitely no time for sightseeing. 

This trip has been quite interesting for me because I’ve noticed that a lot of the trip, Mohanji has been spending time catching up with old school and college friends. We’ve driven through the various towns and cities; we’ve been meeting all the different friends, and also, I’ve been able to see all the places where Mohanji spent his youth; his school and his family home as well and other locations have been pointed out along the way. 

What’s lovely to witness is that, even though so many years have passed since he met his friends, the coming together is like the same connection they had when they were either at school or college. For example, they used to go and see feature films all the time during their college days and other experiences that different friends have shared too. It’s good to see that those relationships have stood steady; they stayed strong even after many years of not meeting. For me, it shows that regardless of what has happened and the changes in Mohanji’s life, he still stayed the same with them in that connection. There is a deep affection, and it is as if time has never passed.

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One particular meeting yesterday was touching for me because it truly showed how Mohanji stands by those who trust in him. It was a visit to the family of a man who was a close friend of Mohanji during his earlier years and also his days when he was working in Muscat. I can’t share the full details and don’t want to because it’s not my story to tell. But I can share the main points. 

This man was a businessman in Muscat. One day he called Mohanji and told him that despite having all the connections in business, all the associates, and all the friends, it was only Mohanji that he trusted. 

Mohanji took this as a joke and said, “How come you became so sentimental all of a sudden, this isn’t like you.” They had the conversation and left it at this. The next day (it was very far from a joke), the man had a tragic accident, which left him in a vegetative state. He had his wife and children too, and at that time, his wife called Mohanji because he had also spoken to her and said that there was only really Mohanji that he trusted in his life. So she contacted Mohanji about this situation, and he gave himself fully to help. 

It was a very complex story; Mohanji shared with us a lot of details about it. He had to support them in many ways, but the result essentially was that she was supported. He did his duty that he had towards his friend who trusted him so much. One of the outcomes is that the standard disability payment would have been 5,000 Riyals in that country, but Mohanji managed to arrange through whatever ways that it became 30,000 Riyals. The only condition was that they couldn’t meet; (Mohanji and this lady) because he didn’t want anybody to think that he was part of that situation to take any money as that’s how society will see things. At that time, Mohanji’s friend’s son was only four, as all this happened in the early 2000s.

Yesterday, we visited her and her family, and it was a really warm welcome. Mohanji spent a good time talking to her son, who’s now a very successful man in his own right. Mohanji reconfirmed that his support was always there. Mohanji invited the son to breakfast this morning, where he was introduced to contacts and well supported. 

The whole story has many finer details, which are quite remarkable. What I take from it, what I’m witnessing is that Mohanji stood by this man, even though the circumstances were very challenging. From all the interactions that I’ve seen as well between Mohanji and his friends, he still stands by them all. He actually stands by anyone who places their trust in him. 

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 31st Octber 2021

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EMpowered by Mohanji – 8

We have another series of testimonials by participants of the empowered program as we march towards Empowered 2.0.

Andrijana Ristovska, Macedonia

Empowered – ‘A journey from fear to freedom’ was a very powerful event, and again I have the feeling that every answer is for me, and I cannot put the pen down of trying to write down everything. For me, this event is also a confirmation of our connection in consciousness. One month ago, I was writing in my spiritual journal about ways to feel more empowered, covering different topics that could benefit me because I needed them so much. Now, Mohanji is leading an event about empowerment and going into depths that I would never have gone alone. So beneficial, so precious, and so powerful. I feel very grateful to attend it. Thanks to all of you who made this happen.

Sandra Sankar, South Africa

The RAWness of absolute truth is as elusive as the clouds on a hot summer day. Like wisps of fleeting consciousness teasing our whimsical mind, we sometimes miss the importance of eternal connections that bring us to this life.

If all of us are connected, what does it mean? Our paths cross, playing out the imprinted patterns we have picked up along the way. Mohanji says we never learn. We repeat and come back. Knowing this, do you?

‘Telling it like it is’ comes with bare-faced courage to be yourself regardless of the expectations of the world. Yet, it is easier to hide behind a facade of illusionary displays, judging each other without knowing the truth.

In Kaliyug, what we see is not what we get. Yet do we get it? We go where our mind teases us, forgetting we are the magnificent ‘unbound consciousness.’

Mohanji tells us that our body is but one-eighth of our majestic etheric make-up. We live; we die locked into a tight frame of illusions conjured up by the genie of the mind. Look again. Who is pulling the strings?

Mohanji also says that when we create frames or boundaries, he will run away if we want to put him in it! The Master knows the way to be fearless, unbound and free yet here we are so easily distracted. All are tests.

Why are we so preoccupied with the external world that we disregard internal calls of the intimate lover of SELF. Consciousness is speeding us up, but our busy mind is in reverse. It’s time to check out which lane you are on? I know mine.

An Anonymous participant

The power-packed 11-day workshop with Mohanji left everyone in deep awe. From ecstasy to gratitude, people had all sorts of emotions pouring in throughout. Everyone felt healed and transformed. Mohanji not only delivered profound knowledge with laser-sharp clarity but worked on people’s blockages and deep-rooted patterns of lifetimes. For me, it was a very special experience, an experience of my journey from fear to freedom. Layers and layers were peeled, a lot of contemplation happened as I came face to face with myself. With more and more practice of the techniques which Mohanji gave and his immense grace, my energy level soared really high. Towards the middle of the program, I noticed how situations around me were gradually harmonizing, especially a bad relationship, which was suffering for many months, was beautifully healing. To me, it was a BIG thing because otherwise, however hard I would try, I would end up in more misunderstanding. I am really thankful to Mohanji for lifting this burden from my heart. I am looking forward to Empowered 2 in December. Jai Mohanji.

Nirupma Chowdhary – India

In today’s session, I was just flowing. Recognizing my distractions, accepting them and through awareness, eliminating some was what I was doing. At the end of the session, Mohanji gave us a technique, ‘SILENCE METHOD’, and it was an eye-opener. It was a direct connection if we are observant.

Normally, we are working, doing many activities throughout the day and even during the session. Do we ever think to pause and be in the present, connect and be there to imbibe the treasure Mohanji is sharing?

This is a technique, if practised, can transform us and lead us deep into our inner self. Thanks, Mohanji!

Preeti Duggal – India

Yesterday we started with the Empowered online retreat with Mohanji. It was such an amazing experience. There were around 700 participants, but many felt that it was like a one-to-one connection with the Guru.

Mohanji spoke about our journey together and the hurdles we faced during the journey. Personally, for me, it was a session for contemplation and self-analysis. The whole night those words echoed in my mind, and this morning I found myself taking the first step towards self-discovery. So powerful are these retreats with our Guru. So grateful and blessed to have joined the program.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 28th October 2021

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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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EMpowered by Mohanji – 5

Radha Ambat, India

Empowered day 2 experience: I want to express deep gratitude for having received the highest wealth a life can offer from the two sessions attended with Mohanji. Words cannot describe the happiness and bliss I felt during the sessions, the empty feeling, the lightness and happiness. He is boldly leading us from utter confusion to ultimate truth by showing us how to change, like our pulling habits, patterns, and deep wounds that bind us here. He is leading us, holding on to the values, walking us through the prescribed ideals in this established and strong path in our way to find the truth. The mere thought of having the chance to learn under his care and protection while we walk with him in the coming days gives indescribable happiness. He is guiding us, keeping us under his strong wings, boldly as a mother holding her babies, towards the ultimate truth with the very fact that he himself is the ocean of truth is just bliss. I offer and express immense gratitude to my Guru, who is the light, and feel the highest joy in every moment while he reveals the way and holds us with him. Jai Mohanji.

Amala Anil

My experiences of the Empowered program were beautiful and transformative. On the first day, my emotions reached an extreme level and then slowly calmed down; I felt tired the next day but tried to concentrate on the program. In the following days, I slowly gained discipline, feeling more energetic and focused. After one of the sessions, I felt warm energy passing through my body. As I felt more silent within, I realized it was Mohanji’s beautiful energy that I was experiencing and felt so blessed. I have received the divine blessings of my Baba, whom I love dearly and who is my only destination. I bow at the feet of Mohanji and surrender myself to his abundant power. I feel more confident day by day. Thank you, Mohanji!

Anonymous

I woke up with a heavy heart this morning with too many thoughts and anxiety about a decision. From 3 to 5 in the morning, I was trying to pause-withdraw-return; but nothing seemed to be working. At 6:00, I called a friend from the Mohanji family, practically discussed everything and agreed on a plan about the current situation. I still felt a little heavy, and then at 6:30 got a confirmation from Mohanji, ‘I am with you’ via a message. The moment the evening session started, I felt as if he was talking to me; he kind of dissected everything I had gone through in the morning and made me understand what I was doing and how I was suffering due to my own mind, patterns, resistance and ownership about the given situation. He is working on each of us and peeling the layers so that we can see the reality, our true self. Blessed are we to have him guiding us in such an amazing way. Thank you, Mohanji. No words can ever express the gratitude I am feeling for you and for this experience. Sending you all lots of love, may we all be empowered and become the divine instruments to spread the light.

Ash (Sonia), Muscat

My experience of 11 Days of Empowered with Mohanji and the M Family is difficult to describe in words at the state I am in at this moment in time. I got a chance to speak to Mohanji; like many of us, all my questions were subtly answered by my beloved Mohanji. But I still wanted to thank him and pay my gratitude. Any words or feelings will look small in front of what Mohanji is and has been for all of us. Like Mohanji mentioned, if you have a transformation, talk about it. I got very overwhelmed when it was my turn to talk, so here I am writing about my transformation. I have a 32 months old toddler, and my husband and I are staying in Muscat, Oman, away from home and family. I have been struggling to find time for my sadhana, chanting and yoga practice. I was waking up early, but I wasn’t finding enough time for myself to do all the above. Since I started the 11-day Empowered workshop, I have been waking up at 4:30 am consistently every day and taking a shower, doing my chanting, sadhanas and pranayama in the morning and then moving on to my daily chores. I haven’t felt better, and the feeling gets even much better and brighter with each day. Despite sleeping as little as 4 hours on some days, I feel much more awake than I would feel sleeping 8 hours. Quality of sleep has improved, awareness to stay in the moment is getting there, and so many emotions are being washed away. I wouldn’t say it was easy. The mind plays so many games. Mind capturing on words of Mohanji and telling me it is ok to be in-disciplined once in a while, but you are aware of it, so it’s ok, start tomorrow. But a very strong and determined voice of my Guru, my Mohanji, is telling me to wake up and wake up now, strong enough to make my mind quiet. I thank Mohanji for letting me be a part of this journey of becoming fearless, and I will work on these for the next two months before we meet Mohanji again in December for another power-packed transformation program. I surrender at my Father’s feet to bless me and help me walk this path of being fearless! Also, a big thank you to all the organizers for making the journey so smooth. Bless you, all. Shubhashree, a special thanks to you for the brightest smiles ever.

Anjali – Australia

This was my first workshop with Mohanji, and I can say it’s been a huge transformation for me. I could feel a lot of energy in my crown chakra and spine from the first day. The divine energy of Mohanji has given me so many blissful experiences during meditation and Kriya. The silence technique has helped me during Kriya and while communicating with family and peers. There is more silence, and I am more in the present moment. There is more clarity, and I’m able to get more work done in a short time. I feel my fears have dropped off too. I am able to voice my opinions more clearly and with stability at meetings with peers. Mohanji has answered many of my doubts directly and through questions asked by others. During the Silence meditation given by Mohanji, I had the most beautiful vision of Mohanji with me in the Blue Mountain Caves – Sydney, which I visited about 9 years ago. He was seated on a glowing stalactite and surrounded by gleaming stalactites and blessing me. It was the most beautiful vision and will be in my heart forever. This could never be my imagination. If I had to, I would have chosen the Himalayas. I feel blessed to be on this journey of liberation with my guiding light Mohanji. Thank you for everything, lots of love and gratitude.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 7th October 2021

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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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EMpowered by Mohanji – 3

by Shruti Singh, Australia

Firstly, my gratitude to the team for organising the event for us to be with Mohanji.

I know Mohanji is always helping me to improve myself as a better human every day. From Day 2 of the programme, I was able to feel some changes happening within me mentally and physically. A lot of cleansing was taking place. On Day 4 during the session, I started feeling some heaviness in my body, especially my forehead. 

Day 5 I woke up with a bad headache on the centre of my forehead (third eye). I started my day with water intake and realised my pain was shifting to an extreme level. By 9 am I started vomiting, which continued for the rest of the day. I could not digest food, water, or medicine; everything I tried to consume was coming out. I felt a severe cramp in my stomach as I tried to intake and vomited. By 3 pm, my husband called for a telephonic appointment with the Doctor, for which I waited for 3 hours and didn’t receive any call back.

Suddenly, one of the Mohanji’s Acharyas called me around 7 pm to pass some communication and asked, “Are you OK?” I shared my day’s experience, and she replied with assurance, “Don’t worry, you will be OK before the session.” She asked me to have Baba’s Udi dissolved in water and take small sips. 

I was able to understand in my awareness that the message was clearly coming from Mohanji. I immediately had the water; this was the only medicine or water I was able to take in the entire day. 7:45 pm I went to deep sleep with a calmness coming to my body. 9 pm I woke up with pain having subsided 90% and no vomiting. Happily, I was able to sit for the session.

I offer my gratitude to Mohanji for allowing me to feel his presence and showering his blessings on me.

by Payal Kaul, Delhi, India

Jai Mohanji! Shat shat Pranaams!

The workshop conducted by Mohanji is infinite in nature. It does not have any beginning or end, as rightly shared by Baba. In the night, we bow to Shivji for dissolution, in the morning to Narayana (Vishnu) for creation and existence. It has become a deep practice for me to say prayers in the morning between 5-6 am and especially end it with the Shanti mantra. I am fearless and feel the freedom to express the Truth.

Every morning I feel The energy of Baba around me waking me, “Get up and leave your inertia,” so that I can begin my day joyously showing gratitude to every little thing in the world. It happened so this morning too at 5:00 am. I could feel Baba’s energy while the packet kept by my bedside was making a ruffling sound (to wake me up). I was so surprised to see that it kept moving till I woke up and kept it aside. In the night, it was not moving. Otherwise, I would not have slept. Isn’t it amazing? 

I can see Baba in me while I inhale and exhale my breath both times. I am using the pause technique, and it’s effective. Even if some person gossips with me, I change the topic by directing them towards positive thoughts. Such is the influence of our divine Mohanji. Love you so much. 

This workshop has changed my life, my attitude towards lots of things. I am on a path of light. I would also like to thank Aditya Nagpalji for helping me join the program.

Love you Mohanji. Gratitude for being my Baba!

by Ami Hughes, South Africa

It came all too quickly – the final day of the 11-day workshop – Fear to freedom – the deconstruction of the lead-weights of 800 + participants was subtle – very subtle, and it was from the deepest levels of our beings.

The Master was in Masterful Action. Mohanji got us tuning in from the get-go. Throughout the multi-layered and inter-dimensional workshop, he reminded us that this was a Grand Collaboration striving for that something higher – the unchangeable, permanent Truth – the real Truth of ourselves.

I’m still open-mouthed at the extent and depth of heaviness that Mohanji cleared and lifted from each of us. Love incarnate, Mohanji was Compassion speaking. He was Compassion in action. He sometimes slowed down the pace and repeated significant points so that everyone ‘gets it’ and were on the same page.

If I think about how I can describe the day-to-day unfolding of the workshop, it would be this:

I was swaying to the rhythm of life, a patient, slow, elevating and elegant dance – withdrawing inwards and ever spiralling upwards with the graced intentions of transformation – from that of confusion to clarity.

By the second day of the precious gift of this workshop, I was mesmerised by Mohanji’s brilliant white light auric field. It was shimmering and translucent. As I gazed at him, his whole form at times appeared to de-materialise in a white glowing haze and re-materialise.

I just gazed at him, my eyes transfixed and lashes wet with unshed tears. I was deeply, deeply moved. It was so beautiful. In my contemplation, I still clearly feel and see the blazing white purity of his presence, his beingness utterly pure in essence – his purity in presence.

How do I fully describe the way and the extent to which Mohanji gave of himself and lifted us out and up from the gross as he opened our inner channels to experience the higher dimensions of ourselves? I don’t think I can fully do justice to it, except to say that I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary Cosmic Grand Collaboration. It felt like a continuous 11-day Shaktipat blessing.

If we only knew just how much karmic density and debris Mohanji cleared from us! He was not holding back. He filled our cups as per our capacity, as per our emptiness and readiness to swim in the sea of consciousness. In other words, to connect with our true reality in tangible ways. This was no ordinary workshop. It was gravity-defying, energetically speaking.

Mohanji, how can we ever thank you enough?

Personally, as I continue to process and contemplate, I’m finding myself in even greater levels of awareness in my moment-to-moment experiences, more acceptance of myself, in all my moods and shades, and mastery over situations that I find myself in. The witness and witnessing, the observer and the observed, are not mere concepts but are lush with personal experience.

It is freeing. It is liberating, coming from the stability and the power of the emerging self. Yes, the peace and freedom that flows with and from it are palpable. It’s grace from the Supreme Consciousness – The eternal fountain of the source itself.

O Mohanji! Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your immeasurable love.

Thank you for lightening my load and lighting my inner pathways as you gently yet powerfully guide me closer and closer to the empowered Truth of mine. Thank you again, Mohanji, for all the amazing blessings you showered upon us in this first workshop of Empowered.

I’m looking forward to the next one – Empowered 2.0 from the 4th -12th Dec 2021 – moving forward on our inward path to connect with ourselves fully. I also extend my loving thanks to the awesome organising team and the incredible team of translators! To my fellow travellers on Empowered, it was lovely to be together with you.

We have a chance to taste the elixir of life in our eternal selves, come – let’s continue to move forward together in what Mohanji calls, ‘A Grand Collaboration.’

See you online on 4th December 2021. Stay Blessed. Namaste! 

EMpowered by Mohanji – 2

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 24th September 2021

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EMpowered by Mohanji – 2

by Snezana Jovanovic

Translation: Maja Otovic

Empowered – A journey from fear to freedom

We are at the end of eleven incredible days of daily empowerment, negating our dark sides, understandings, insights, confrontations, contemplations, questionings, answers, surfacing of our old programs, deep fears, and self-observation. We got an insight of ourselves from a different viewpoint, clearly detaching from what we are not and melting into our true being. Rewinding of all the recordings that we carry inside of us sends us strong messages of who we really are. The reason is for us to remember ourselves – descending into our hearts and opening ourselves towards unconditional love. 

In my opinion, Mohanji, (for those who do not know him) is one of the greatest living Masters walking this planet. I have been following him since the year 2012, and luckily I didn’t give up. Simply put, he is a father, a brother, a son, a mirror which shows me my own reflection.   

Mohanji gathered us through his unconditional love and grace so that he, as pure love and light, would show us our path in a clear, honest, direct, and elegant manner. There are no words to express the gratitude and love I have for him for everything he has given us through this program and for everything he is giving us. Thank you, Mohanji.

How come I attended this program after all the programs and retreats I have been through with Mohanji? I’ll have to admit that this was something that I cannot miss, something very important. I intended to finally set the ground for my further journey through this program. I was ready to face all of my deepest fears boldly, suppressed since who knows when and due to what situations. They were waiting in my system so that in the perfect moment set by the universe, they would surface; they would be lit, realized, looked at and let go of, as I no longer needed them.

That’s exactly what happened. Since day one, Mohanji’s every sentence resonated deeply in my being. It’s not something I didn’t know or haven’t heard before, but I needed to hear again. The process started even before the program commenced, on a subtle level: letting go of everything that we were ready to release, and at the same time, empowerment of our true being to live its truth, to live itself fully. 

Through love and light that was descending into us all these days, I gained clear insights into my journey, existence, old patterns, and fears that I gladly want to get rid of now. 

As the program continued day by day, the journey within was getting deeper and brighter. When you are with a true Master such as Mohanji, all you need to do is be receptive and brave, open and truthful. We need to allow everything within us and no longer serving us to the surface, to emerge and show itself clearly, so Mohanji could do his job and dissolve it with his light. That is exactly how Mohanji is helping this world and each individual who trusts him. 

I’ll go back to Day 6. We were halfway through the program, and so much had already surfaced and could be clearly seen, understood and felt. Some weight, heaviness, was present that morning. As Mohanji instructed us through his teachings, it’s exactly those states that we need to observe and try to penetrate deeper to understand why something is (not) happening in our lives. 

All morning went by in such deep contemplations. Fears (some deeply suppressed fears) were an obstacle for me to live what I truly am, what I believe in, freely express and speak up for it, and fight for it. Now with the powerful presence of Mohanji’s light, I could feel all those fears. All those lost battles, where I gave up somewhere along the way; I gave up on life, myself, and God. The responsibility I took then, for the fearlessness and lost lives of the people I was guiding, on some subtle level, left a few imprints: give up on any battle, don’t take responsibility, surrender…. and who knows what else. It did not matter; what mattered was that I no longer lived on those patterns. 

Then the program started, and once again, each sentence hit the spots. I felt expansion, lightness, Mohanji’s energy that flowed like a current through my body and expanded – beautiful energy. This warmth radiated from my palms, a feeling hovering over my body. 

At that moment, I was on the road through Belgrade. Suddenly, out of nowhere, strong messages started coming to me, as if a movie was unrolling in front of my eyes. I can’t describe the speed of small events that this movie was made of. 

Then came the indication of the ancestors through one strong personality from Serbian history; an ancestor who showed himself in front of me in natural size, on the wall of a building that I was passing by. There was a message written in big letters to emphasize the meaning and importance of those words for me. The message said: 

 “Who dares, he can. Who knows no fear, goes forward.”   

Fieldmarshal Zivojin Misic

At that moment, I was completely filled with the powerful energy of this ancestor and his message. This message of a brave, decisive, wise duke, while connecting and merging with his energy, gave me his blessings and great support so that these values become part of me from now on. I could feel that strength, stability, clarity, fearlessness, all that Mohanji spoke to us about throughout the program. 

Once again, I got confirmation that ancestors are always there for us and how important it is to remember them and send them our love and do all it takes to liberate them. We would then have mercy, support, and power that their energy carries for ourselves and future generations. With deep gratitude for the given moments and with the flow of that supporting energy, I moved on. 

Through the entire event, I could feel Mohanji’s strong presence and guidance. The feeling of gentleness, love, stability dissolved into a romantic dance of my soul with the existence. 

On the seventh day, I received a job offer from my colleague. It was not easy in the past year without a job, without an income. But, that was the way to get out of my comfort zone completely and master the lesson on letting go, complete trust in guidance. For that, I needed to start to accept myself unconditionally, love myself, respect myself. It was a great blessing during the times of transformation. On the following day, I had a job interview. And on the day of Ganesha’s birthday, I sent a CV for the new job. What to say?

This program has shed a lot of light on me, as both Mohanji and I intended to set the ground for my future path. Endless gratitude to Mohanji, the Tradition, all the wonderful Acharyas, and all the participants. Immense GRATITUDE to everyone and everything. 

See you in December.

Big hug to all.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 21st September 2021

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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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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 53 & 54

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 53 Lesson – Handling difficulties

Good morning, everybody. I hope you’re doing well. 

Yesterday I shared an observation about Mohanji’s fragrance. And it may sound strange to say this, but it was very surprising. It was such a nice smell on his vest, despite playing many games of badminton. 

I shared that we just started playing badminton again after about three months. That’s because, from the 22nd of September, Mohanji was pretty much bedridden. Probably not many people know this because he kept it to himself, but he was in extreme pain for at least two months. Then by the third month, it began to heal. The pain was strong enough to keep him awake through the night. It was located in his foot; the foot was swollen that it looked like a turtle; it had a shape of a turtle with the little toes protruding – it was that swollen. And even if the bed sheets brushed across his toes, it would be excruciating pain. 

When we would ask him, “Is it okay, is it any better?” he’d say, “Well, no, there’s a lot of pain. But the pain is with the body. There’s no suffering.” 

It was beginning to become a real worry because he couldn’t even move. But he’s fiercely independent, so there was no fuss, no drama. Even though clearly there was pain, he contained it completely. He just got on with what he can do, as best as he can do. 

Despite this, we had many requests for interviews and satsangs, And he took them all. The only difference was that we had to arrange for everything to be done in the room. 

I remember that some of the satsangs went beyond the time which we allocated. I started to feel really bad because I could see that he was in discomfort. Whilst it was not visibly shown, the body was physically hurting – his leg and foot were twitching uncontrollably with the pain. 

But he never let it show, never complained. This may sound dramatic, but that’s how it was. He really was in bed for most of that time. But he never refused, cancelled, or changed any appointments. Many people weren’t aware of this. I don’t think anyone who watched the satsangs realized either. 

For me, this is an example of his character, of who he is. Because there are no personal matters that are conveyed to the world, he keeps it to himself. I think many people in that situation would probably make quite a show. Some people may even say: “Because of this, I can’t do this, or my life’s not like this”, they’d use it as a crutch or an excuse. 

But Mohanji took the reality as it was and took it on himself with no fuss. Just “Okay, this is happening. Let’s go through it.” I was surprised by this because one time, it got really bad. And someone had asked him to come into town, which would mean having to travel for an hour or more. Also, he would inaugurate an event for the Vedashila Trust; he would light the lamp, there would be a ceremony, and he’d meet some dignitaries. This location is right at the top of many stairs, and he couldn’t even get out of bed at that time. 

So, I was really curious about what we’re going to do. He said: “No, no, no, I’m doing it, I’ve committed to it, will make it happen.” So, even though he couldn’t walk, we arranged for the lamp to be brought downstairs, so at least there was less distance to travel. Then we had the car arranged. He came outside; the lamp was in the landing; we helped him hop – he physically had to hop to the lamp. He did what he had to do, attended to what he needed to attend. 

There was extreme discomfort, and it took even longer to recover from this. All this was quite a message to me, quite a learning: life can be smooth even when the roughest of situations are happening. That’s how I observed it. 

So even though this was a great discomfort, he was able to keep going, contain it and still do what he had to do. It was probably the first time that I truly realized how much he does for everybody else. Although I can only see the physical, I’m pretty sure at that time; he was taking on a lot more from other people. 

This also brought to light something else that I’ve observed since being with Mohanji. This is just an observation, not a judgment on anybody or any of the situations. The majority of people contact Mohanji when they need something, when they have a problem, or when they have an ailment, when they have a situation with their wife, or their husband, or some sort of problem. 

Though Mohanji has always said that he’s here as a friend to the world, and he’s available for everybody, I have rarely seen people contact him just to see how he is, just to see how he’s doing, to ask if he’s okay. 

So, most people contact him when they have a problem and when they want some help. But, seeing this, he continued to do what he needed to do. No one else ever really knew, apart from the house, what was going on. And it lasted for months. But he continued. What a way that is to handle life and the situations that come to us. 

I hope you enjoyed that. I also hope you have a great day.

Day 54 Lesson – Flexibility when travelling with Mohanji 

Good morning, everybody. I hope you’re all doing very well. 

Yesterday Mohanji, Rajesh, Harish, the driver, and I returned from a trip to meet Avadhoota Nadananda. He had asked Mohanji to come and visit him. We had arranged for the car to be ready and all the other preparations. 

We thought it’d be a short visit, maybe two hours or so. Thus, we prepared some food for the journey back and some vada pav – the classic street dish from Bombay, which is like a potato patty in a bun with tasty spices. It’s a special type of bread, a special type of bun. And it also has some peanut chutney in it which is really good. 

Mohanji and Guruji

So, we made this for the road and set off on our visit. It was my first time meeting with Avadhoota Nadananda, or Guruji, as Mohanji calls him. The journey is roughly five hours by car from the house. We regularly contacted his team to check that we had good directions because we were headed to a different location, about an hour from his main place, Siddhaganj. 

During the car journey, no time was wasted by Mohanji. So he was continuing even though we were travelling. Daily, he has a message to prepare for the 4 am Club. This is a short message, usually inspirational, and he gets the topic or the subject only around half an hour before he has to return his message. So, every day he’s been doing this, I think it must be coming up to nearly a year now. So, lots of insights there. 

He received the topic while we were driving, so we pulled over, recorded his message, and then carried on. He is also using the time in the car to respond to other messages, calls, everything. So, the time is still well used, even though we were driving. 

After around five hours, we reached our destination. It was a good-sized plot; it’s nice there. There’s a watchman’s hut, Guruji’s accommodation, toilet blocks, and a storehouse. There was some preparation on the way for some more construction to take place. Also, a Shiva Linga was installed already. 

We were welcomed well. We were given food, water, and drinks. From our end, we handed over the vada pavs, which everybody enjoyed; it was distributed to everybody as prasad. So, it was a really nice arrival. 

We all sat with Avadhoota Nadananda and Mohanji as they were in conversation, and then we left them to have private time. Initially, we planned to leave after this meeting, but we were called back by Guruji and Mohanji. Guruji had requested that Mohanji stays for a ceremony that was to take place in the morning. The Shiva Linga there is a ferocious form of Shiva – Asitanga Bhairava, so the ceremony would be an Abhishekam to cool down the energy. 

This meant we had to change our plan completely. Obviously, we hadn’t prepared for this; we thought we would have the meeting and then come back. So, nothing was packed, no clothes to stay in for the evening. We literally had what we prepared just for that day, but nothing more. 

This was when I recognized what it could be like travelling with Mohanji. As many other people have told me before, it can be very unpredictable. You need to be flexible, so you can quickly adapt to any changes that happen. 

There was also work and appointments we had to rearrange, but no problem. We travelled to the Siddhaganj, where we would be staying. Again, when we arrived, we were fed well. Then Rajesh arranged to take a trip into town to pick up some clothes, dhotis, toiletries, and everything else that we needed because we also had to change for the ceremony in the morning as well. 

It was a really lovely place and a great experience for me to stay there because I’d heard many things about it. Thus, I felt a real privilege to be able to spend an afternoon and evening there. Then in the morning, we were up early, we travelled back. First, we had our meeting with Guruji, and then the ceremony with the Shiva Lingam started. 

Mohanji and several others were requested to perform the Abhishekam; offerings were made, a series of chants – it was special. The sun was rising, which gave a beautiful golden glow throughout the whole ceremony. One of the final parts of the ceremony was where the Lingam was covered or bathed in white flowers, which would stay for 36 hours. Then it concluded with offerings to Agni.

We were all fed once the ceremony finished; we had breakfast and left for a five-hour return leg. Once again, Mohanji was using all opportunities of time in the car: we were discussing plans for the next few days and all the major activities coming up. He was also handling calls and messages. Again, the 4 am Club daily message came; we pulled across at the side of the road to record that, too. 

So, it was a good trip. The key thing that I’m taking from that is the real need for flexibility, especially when you’re taking trips with Mohanji. 

I hope you enjoyed that. I’m sharing some photographs here as well, and more of them are on Facebook. 

Have a great day ahead.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 29th August 2021

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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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Birthday blessings

By Rekha Murali, India

This year of the pandemic has been volatile yet transformative for most of us. We have all learnt to let go, accept life as is, adapt to the new ‘norm’. Amidst all this, we are still going through turmoil, upsets, emotional upheaval, and loss of possessions, positions and relationships.  

It was no different for me. The year did not begin well as I’d lost my dear brother-in-law to Covid, and it was not easy. I was helpless watching my sister go through the pain. I was also going through a state of helplessness, and fear crept in on the impermanence of life. Apart from these, there have been many more compelling tests that I am not comfortable articulating. I was being pulled into a vortex of emotions, although my dear Mohanji stood tall looking after me and guiding me. I was deeply involved in Acharya activities and was in a hyperactive mode flitting from one activity to another along with my regular work. This empowerment by Mohanji as an Acharya kept me going and I remained connected with my only source – Mohanji! I was steadfast and consistent with my Acharya work, was involved in all the global/country programs, and for Shivratri, conducted Conscious Gapless Breathing (CGB) for five days in a row. I mention this because it brought to the surface many pent up issues that needed clearing.

Soon, we fixed a date for my son’s marriage for the end of March. So I was in a flurry of activities, planning and organising the happy yet simple event amidst my other work. But I still found that I was emotionally being pulled down and would be in a frenzy in my alone time. I felt I was progressing very well as an Acharya, but at the same time, every few steps forward, I was also regressing a few steps backwards.

February dawned, and we (the testimonial team) had just finished editing the fourth volume of Guru Leela. I wrote a long message about my state to Mohanji, and I did not get any reply for the first time. Naturally, this upset me further, and I was in knots. The only thing that kept me going and balanced was the activities I was involved in. Keeping myself busy always gives me satisfaction, and that was the saving grace for me. I somehow did not share this state of affairs with anyone, knowing that Mohanji had my back and would walk with me. He is my all; every aspect of mine comes from him and merges into him.

It was also my birthday month, and 19th February 2021 was a memorable day etched in my heart forever. The previous day, I was in turmoil and extremely upset due to some personal issues and more than that, it was the culmination of the state of mind from previous months. CGB also aided in this process. Ultimately, I had a complete breakdown of sorts; I burst out crying amidst prayers to Mohanji to help overcome this mind and its affairs.

After the tremendous release through this bout of crying, I recognised that it would not help me and that I would have to pull myself up and approach everything with a positive outlook. Setting the alarm for 4:30 am, I tried to sleep and promised myself a good birthday year ahead. I promised myself a fresh start, pressing the reset button. Adding to this, I heard the delightful news that Mohanji wanted to speak with me. He was in Mumbai preparing for his trip to Turkey.

With barely any sleep, I woke up cheerfully to do my kriya and my other practices. The kriya practice was powerful and a huge cleansing experience. I felt the blessings of Mohanji, and I received a download of some verses in Tamil (a regional language of India), which took me by surprise. I quickly noted it down after completing my kriya. I want to share that I am not proficient in this language, and I can only read and speak. The words were new to me, but I wrote them down in English to not forget.

Mohanji listening to the song

This was indeed my first birthday gift for the day as these verses were soon transformed into a beautiful song by our dear Manaswini and converted into a lovely video by Neelu Vepu with the blessings of Mohanji. Here is the link to the song with the meaning of the verses given as subtitles.

I was in a positive, happy frame of mind with a blissful feeling of Mohanji’s presence within me and a heart filled with gratitude. Soon, I got a text message from Subhasree that Guru Leela 4 was officially released by Mohanji and that I would get a signed copy of it. The book reached me precisely a month later (19th March). It was such a huge blessing. My second birthday gift!

Unfortunately, by mid-morning, I developed a severe migraine out of the blue. It was a raging tsunami, and I could just about pray to Mohanji for help, request for a Mai-Tri from dear Shyama and crash between bouts of vomiting and crying. At that point, it did not matter if Mohanji would call or not because my physical pain caused by the mind had taken complete control. Tossing and turning, every sane moment was a plea for help to Mohanji!

The biggest blessing of all was yet to come. Early in the evening, I was praying to Mohanji to take me away when I was at my worst physically, and the thought sprang up, “I am born alone and will die alone.” I brushed it aside, thinking it was a play of the mind, a mind wallowing in self-pity and loneliness.

Just then, my phone rang, and I heard the familiar, deep and loving voice at the other end apologising for not calling in the morning. It was a call I had been waiting for, and Mohanji’s voice was a balm for the tired soul. 

Tears flowed, and I don’t remember if he even wished me for my birthday or if he knew. All that I remember was saying thank you and the message he conveyed. He told me I could ask him one question, and as usual, I had none at that time, but he kept speaking.

“You are born alone and will die alone. You don’t have anyone in this life. You have earned me in this life. Stay connected with me, and I will take care of you.”

Mohanji

He also removed my anxieties regarding my son, “Your son is a fine young man, and you let him be. Be grateful to him for choosing you as his mother.”

He apologised for not messaging me earlier as he wanted to speak with me and said that he had telepathically sent messages in the morning. As usual, the dunce that I am, I could not recognise it, and when I told him, he said, “Doesn’t matter, it will reveal itself.” I wished him the best for his trip to Turkey.

I went straight to bed soon after in a daze and, after the wonderful Mai-Tri by Shyama, had a fitful sleep.

The next day was a rebirth for me – A new I! I wondered why Mohanji called me on that day and soon realised a connection was made to remove something from deep within me. I weighed myself that morning and found I’d lost two kgs overnight! Indeed a visible sign of his blessings!

The few minutes had probably removed lifetimes of karma. Subsequently, vivid dreams in the past few months have revealed how Mohanji has broken some unknown patterns of lifetimes which I would have never been aware of otherwise! Through this, he has assured me that I am on the path of liberation.

This entire experience was a lesson on stability, having shaken me from the roots. Staying stable, steadfast with conviction and staying connected with the source was the key. (Incidentally, this blog is also being published on 19th.)

Every wish that I have is continually being fulfilled, however subtle or commonplace it may be. He has given me everything, yet my heart yearns for his physical presence, although I am strongly connected with his consciousness. 

Kya Karein! Yeh Dil Maange More! (What to do! This heart asks for more!)

My heartfelt gratitude to you, dear Mohanji, for never leaving my hand!

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 19th August 2021

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Receiving Grace

By Lai Siong Chai, UK

Open to receiving Grace – My journey to the Festival of Consciousness in Serbia.

On my return to the UK from Serbia, when driving me to the airport, Monika reminded me, “You have to be open to receive.” I was contemplating on what she said, if I open up to others, equally, I will be open to receive whatever comes to me, including grace.  And I realized my whole journey to Serbia was indeed filled with Mohanji’s grace.

Three retreats happened in the Balkans, but my worries about the pandemic stopped me from even thinking of travelling abroad. When I saw the first Facebook post of the Festival of Consciousness, I was amazed! This was something I had thought in my mind after attending the International Yoga Festival 2019 in the UK. “We need our own festival (Mohanji’s festival).” Now it had manifested! And I heard some of the UK families would be there. 

I started to check flights to Belgrade from the airport near me, but most of the fares were too expensive for me. I was upset and continued checking; time was short because many things needed to be prepared before flying in the time of a pandemic. Booking a PCR Covid test within 48 hours of travel, Covid antigen test before departure and a PCR Covid test on Day-2 after return, passenger locator form, etc…. Many new rules and much more money was needed in order to travel! After a week’s time, I still couldn’t find affordable airfares! 

I was giving up, and before going to sleep, I “talked” to Mohanji. I will have a last try first thing when I wake up, and if I am not meant to be there, I surrender all to him. The next morning, to my surprise, I found a reasonably priced flight and also a cheaper car park near the airport. The next thing was to book my PCR test. None of the pharmacies and clinics near me had appointment slots. In the end, I booked at a place that takes 1.5 hours to drive. I was flying on Friday morning at 6 am; my test appointment was on Wednesday 5 pm. 

Although I left early, I was in heavy traffic for 3 hours and arrived 1 hour late for the appointment, and they were already shut. I was tired and worried after 3+ hours of driving and having missed my test. The lady who runs the clinic suggested I come back the next morning, but there was no guarantee that I will get the test results in time for my flight. Surprisingly, I received the Covid test result in only 6 hours. Here I come, Serbia!

I booked an apartment for four nights and found a cheaper way to travel by bus to the city centre from Belgrade airport on my own. I did not realise Arun was kindly helping me by asking around to book a place for me. I always avoid others’ offers for help, always thinking of not giving trouble to others regardless of any situation. I quietly arranged my own stay and transport without disturbing others. The only two things in my mind were, I wanted to be a volunteer at the Festival. If not, there was no point going there. And I wanted to see my soul Father, Mohanji. 

“My dear Mohanji, can I come to you as your child? Why do I need others’ permission to meet my Father if I am your child?” I was talking in my mind with some sadness, not sure how to be close to Mohanji physically, feeling guilty for not doing enough to be granted to meet Mohanji. I packed and got ready.

On Friday evening, I arrived safely at Belgrade airport. On the bus to the city centre, I managed to WhatsApp Arun to inform him of my arrival, and he said Mohanji was in Preethi’s rented apartment and could I quickly come. I dropped my bag, collected my apartment keys straight away and called a taxi without delay. But I just missed Mohanji by 2 minutes when I arrived there.

I was not disappointed because I met many people in the apartment. Preethi, Bhavani and others were busy preparing food for the Festival, and I still had no clue what was the agenda for the next day. The warmth and welcome in the apartment from everyone made me feel at home immediately. Meeting each other after so long in this crazy time was more than a dream come true.

I arrived at the venue at 6 am, registered as a volunteer at the last minute by divine plan and grace. It reminded me how strongly one has to believe in faith. I was volunteering at the food counters together with our UK family team. How amazingly all was arranged! Food counters were so busy, and I was longing to see my Father, Mohanji. When Mohanji arrived and walked towards the food counters, I could not wait and ran towards him for the long-awaited hug, “I love you.” The physical big hug and words brought a complete feeling. Experiencing the familiar fragrance and smile, I was fulfilled.

At mid-day, while meditation was happening, the food counter volunteers had some time to relax and rest. I was walking around and trying to explore other sections of the Festival. The first stop was at the Mai-Tri section; the energy of the area was so powerful. I started feeling energy flowing in my spine and the whole body. I wondered if they needed more volunteers and was asked if I could do Mai-Tri when someone came. Being there at the right time, I started to do Mai-Tri to one person, then another one. In the end, I did 4 Mai-Tri sessions. 

On the way back to the food counter, while passing by the centre hall, the meditation was still on, and I had a feeling to sit down. I rested my eyes and felt the energy movement in my body after continuous Mai-Tri sessions. I could feel the energy flowing around my whole body. After some time, I went into a trance, I was in stillness, but I could hear the different sounds outside of me very clearly – the meditation and talking sounds, different movements of the surroundings, and the wind blowing softly touching my shirt and skin. Suddenly, the familiar fragrance of Mohanji blew closely, just as if he was standing right in front of me. I was soaked into the fragrance, enjoying his presence without presence. 

Suddenly, I felt Mohanji putting his thumb to the centre of my eyebrows, the energy of his thumb like an electromagnetic shock, strong and energetic, pushing my whole body backwards and straightening my spine. My spine was still like a mast, feeling the thunderous energy running into my body through the spine from my third eye. After what seemed like a long time, I slowly came back to my body. I was not sure how long it had been. The meditation came to an end and I followed the instructions of rubbing my palms and brought the energy of my palms to my eyes. 

When I gently opened my eyes, everything in front of me was strangely changed, but I couldn’t describe the changes. Everything appeared fresh and new. I felt as if I had come into a whole new place, a new world. Even the Festival of Consciousness was amazingly happening in this crazy time, which I would never believe if I were not there physically. To me, I was visiting a paradise and attending the event of the Divine. 

After the Festival, Aleksandra invited me to come to the Waterfront apartment. I had no clue that she is Mohanji’s private assistant and staying with him now. She was welcoming me. I was also asking Arun about their plans, whether we could visit Mohanji. Knowing that the Acharya Board had a meeting with Mohanji in the early morning, I could only hope and wait. Geetha from our UK family called in the morning and invited me to their apartment for breakfast. When I arrived, she said she has an appointment with Mohanji, and I went along too.

Mohanji’s apartment was filled with everyone. I stayed as late as I could, and the next morning, I just walked in as if I was invited again. I had a chance to have a personal session with Mohanji. He asked, “Will you be here?” I replied, “Yes. I will be leaving only the day after.” “You stay and join dancing. I will see you and talk to you when I come back from Croatia.” But my flight would be leaving before he came back. Preethi and Preeti from India mentioned they would be staying until 4th August, and I could join them. 

Should I postpone my flight and stay? After Mohanji came back from his appointment in the evening, he again said to me, stay and learn dancing. As many had told me, whatever Mohanji says is a command. Amazingly, when I checked the difference in flight fares, it was only £7! Well, how can I not stay? The only thing that bothered me was the car park extension. I spoke with the car park agent; they said I would be charged £25 per day on my return. I tried to talk to the car park office to negotiate a cheaper rate and tried to extend it online. But nothing worked. Hoping I would be able to settle for a cheaper rate when I got home, I changed my flight date. 

Being with Mohanji family members from other countries, soaking in the grace of meeting Mohanji and the Serbian family, was so joyful. Jelena also arranged an outing on a cruise ride in Belgrade. It ended as a cruise party, which happened really amazingly. Vegan dinner for the night was fine dining, the final touch! I was overjoyed. The next day, I had a feeling that I accidentally threw away the parking ticket while having dinner in Belgrade. I tried to find the ticket, but it could not be seen at all, so I left it and decided to settle it when I reached the airport in the UK. 

Mohanji with Chai

The next morning, I packed my luggage and dropped the keys for check out. On the way to Preethi’s, I agreed with Aleksandra to stop by at 8 am and help to pack as they were also checking out at 10 am on the same day. My aim was to bid goodbye to Mohanji. Mohanji and a small group will travel to Croatia at 9 am. Aleksandra, Devi and Mila will travel back to Novi Sad separately. When I arrived, they were panicking because the whole apartment was still in a mess without cleaning and packing not being completed. I helped with what was in front of me. I hoped more people would come for help. But no others turned up. In the end, everything was done just on time when the owner came. 

While transferring all the luggage to the car, Aleksandra asked me whether I would come with her to Novi Sad. I was surprised and replied, “Could we actually go together? Why not?” She then doesn’t need to be alone on the journey. She said she would be very happy if I could. I was more than happy with what had been arranged this way by Mohanji. I informed Preethi of the arrangements and travelled to Novi Sad.

When we arrived in Devi’s parent’s residence, Devi’s Mum welcomed us with the lovely local coffee, which I fell in love with right away. We have one whole day till the next evening before Mohanji and the team would come back from Croatia. We had a chance to visit the city centre for some food and necessities shopping. I felt so grateful just to be able to be here. When Mohanji and the team came back, I did not have the urge to go near him all the time. I was fulfilled even if I could serve the people that serve Mohanji directly. I did not ask for more. I was so happy. 

I was spontaneously fitted into the cleaning part and wherever I needed to serve. It just flowed with no plan. Everyone was very busy with their work; if I could make them a cup of coffee or tea, I would be happy. That’s how I felt. Seeing the new member of the Mohanji family, Lucky the dog, suddenly becoming so active, I realised I was extremely hyperactive in the house too and became talkative. I had also joined HSTD (Himalayan School of Traditional Dance) foundation course daily which gave me another wonderful experience of Barathanatyam. I had no sign of tiredness. It was not me in the norm, and I realised Mohanji’s energy had brought this change in me!

One morning, I was called to join the group in the morning talk with Mohanji, and it turned into an impromptu satsang. As Mohanji answered the questions of others, I could see the brightness around Mohanji. Since I was not wearing my glasses that morning, I thought it must be the reflection from the sunlight through the window. I blinked my eyes just to see clearly. After blinking a few times, the light turned brighter and brighter. I was struggling to keep my eyes open to look at him directly. 

I squinted my eyes as Mohanji continued talking. I asked him a question, and as he turned his head to me, the opposite side of the light became brighter and thicker. Likewise, when he turned his head and answered Chris, the same thing happened. When his head went back to the centre, the brightness was like shining sun rays from his head and body. It was like naked eyes looking directly at the midday sun, something even brighter than the sun. I couldn’t come back from the light that blinded my eyes for some time. I felt my body really warm the whole day. 

I was on a high throughout the day, just floating around. All that I could see was the brightness around me. This incident showed me the subtle ways in which Mohanji operates and I felt privileged to have had a glimpse of this radiant person, shining like a million suns. Is Mohanji the physical body that we see or is he the pure light of consciousness that we sometimes catch a glimpse of? Something to ponder about.

Moving on, while preparing for my return to the UK, I again did not want to disturb others to take me to the airport. I was quietly thinking of asking Milica to book a taxi. While on the boat ride with our Serbian family, Biljana was checking if someone could drop me at Belgrade airport and Monika, the Serbian president, happily offered the ride. The warmth of the soul family really touched my heart. Everything was smoothly arranged as we arrived 3 hours before the flight. 

On a connecting flight in the Netherlands, I was going through the documents checkpoint before the departure gate. All the documents, including the antigen Covid test result, Day 2 return Covid test booking and locator form, must be shown at the checkpoint counter. As all the documents were on email, I need to connect to the airport Wi-Fi to present the documents. But to my surprise, my phone couldn’t connect to the Wi-Fi. I also tried to use my UK phone line. The officer offered his own hotspot connection. None of them worked. It was time for boarding, but I couldn’t present my documents. The lady who was supposed to help did not come and check at all. In the end, I heard my name being called, and they said it was too late to board. I was upset and angry about why this had to happen. 

It seemed Mohanji had other plans for me, and I took the only late flight. When I arrived at Birmingham airport at midnight, I contacted the car park attendant. (Two days before leaving, I had arranged an online meditation in Mandarin, and when I opened my laptop to prepare the poster, the parking ticket was strangely slotted in the laptop! I kept it safe this time, so I can call the car park attendant to arrange transport to the car park.) There was only one guy working, he came to the airport with the bus, and I was the only one on the bus to the car park. He checked the car park system. My information was not registered at all. He just issued me a checkout ticket without asking anything so the car can exit from the gate. It was a miracle! I did not have to pay anything for parking.

Then I went to the car, thinking that I needed to go to the petrol station at midnight. When I turned the engine on, the petrol light showed there was a full tank, how can it happen? Because I drove from my house to the airport, only a quarter of the petrol should be left!

Straight away, I thought of what Dr Izabela had told me about the same experience she had had, and I was doubly surprised by Mohanji grace. 

I received a bigger grace after missing the connecting flight and waiting for 4 hours in the Netherlands airport. I was supposed to pay the £150 parking fee shown in the car park system when I was in Novi Sad before I went to the airport. Now I didn’t have to pay anything! I took a picture of the dashboard. I have no words to thank Mohanji enough. I can only prostrate at Mohanji’s lotus feet and merge into his consciousness.

When I was in Serbia, I totally forgot about my thoughts before I came to ask about staying with Mohanji to be close to him. He not only fulfilled all my heartfelt thoughts but his grace was with me for the whole journey. I am home with my Father, Mohanji, the one who is brighter than a thousand suns.

Om Shata Sahasra Suryaaya Vidmahe

Avadhootaaya Dheemahi

Tanno Mohan: Prachodayaat

I understand the essence of Mohanji as the brightness more than a hundred thousand suns together.

I recognise this brightness as highly auspicious.

May this being called Mohanji enlighten me.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 12th August 2021

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

Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 47 & 48

By Christopher Greenwood 

Day 47 Lesson – Handling our critics

Good morning, everybody!

It’s unusually foggy and cold here today and very quiet. Usually, the sun is out at this hour, with the birds singing, but today it’s very still. 

During the morning conversations with Mohanji, we discuss some situations that have occurred during the previous day, something he has to handle; these situations and his responses give priceless learning. 

Today, I share a lesson from a discussion I was having with Mohanji yesterday morning about criticism.  He was asking how we should handle our critics. In yesterday’s voice recording, I spoke about the obstacles that one may face in life and our activities; critics are one of those; hence we need to understand our approach.

 When Mohanji asked me, “How should we handle critics? How do you handle critics?” I replied, “With an openness because they have a point of view.” We spoke a little more, and he built on this, which gave me a much deeper understanding and dimension and appreciation for critics.

Mohanji simply said, “If there are no critics, there is no progress.” Sometimes, a habit can develop within groups of people, organizations, where people constantly praise one another, without much real critical thinking of what the work might be or what the activity might be. It becomes habitual. Even if someone is displaying some high level of stupidity, people can still praise them; what happens in those situations is that people stagnate; there’s no progress. 

When criticism happens, it allows us to look from a different perspective, or it may be a very silly angle, or it could be from some prejudice and opinion.  Criticism always gives an opportunity to stop and see things differently, re-understand, redefine, or at least re-confirm. So it’s useful.

Mohanji said that criticism should never really be discarded, though there’ll be some people who are criticizing out of anger or in disagreement, and that’s okay. We don’t need to consider that as much as others, as we know where it’s coming from. 

There may be people who are disagreeable with how we do things or activities; that’s okay also because you don’t always have to take criticism. Whereas some people are not doing it out of those reasons, they simply have a different point of view, which can be useful. Recently, one of my team members in the Invest in Awareness team took the time to tell me what they thought could be done differently, to help the team, to help them understand certain tasks; they were really good suggestions, So I’ve taken them on board myself, in my own way of working. 

Mohanji, in the discussion, was actually talking about how Mila, his daughter, is probably one of his number one critics. When she critiques him, it’s good advice most of the time. One time, she told him, “Papa, when you speak on the camera, you should smile. Remember, people are watching you from the other side, and you don’t want to look too serious or terrorizing.” Though it was a criticism, I found it very valid and nice to hear. 

I shared this today as it could prompt you to reflect on your approach to critics. What do we do with our critics? Do we kill the critic? Do we consider what they say? Many times, criticism is probably just somebody’s opinion, which may or may not have any validity. So then, what is a valid criticism? It is something that has practical use in our real life and activity. 

Mohanji does this as well. He often has people who come to him to give either some critique or advice. If he thinks it’s good and usable, he takes it and puts it into action. He says to people as well, “This is my idea; this is how I think we can do it. But if there’s a better way of doing it, then I’m happy to take that as a discussion, and we’ll implement it.” Valid criticism is a view or an opinion, which is usable, helpful. Anything which is not beneficial should be discarded. 

I hope you have a great day ahead. And if you meet a critic today, maybe it’s an opportunity to reflect and rethink. Speak to you soon.

Day 48 Lesson – Power of Kindness 

Good morning, everybody! 

I’ve spoken in previous messages that I have to be alert and aware with Mohanji because he flows as per the need of the day and the time. Sometimes he’ll spontaneously share some information or great insight. You have to be ready to capture this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. There’s not really much coming back to that conversation. It depends on who he is speaking to. I’ve seen this when he’s in conversation and speaking with Mohanji after that determines his state. 

Mohanji’s like a mirror to the people and the energies that he’s handling. During Q&A sessions, he connects to people attending, and he responds accordingly, naturally, and spontaneously. 

When he’s speaking about certain states in Q&A sessions, he actually becomes that. He starts to feel it, which was clear recently in a Q&A session where he spoke about the nature of the soul and the state of silence, and you could see him change as he connected to this. Later, he told me that it’s very difficult to come back from that state and speak because he’s becoming that when he’s talking about something. He is very connected to who and what he’s talking about. 

Mohanji keeps very up-to-date on current affairs and news. Sometimes certain events or situations will reach him; normally, it happens because he has to act on them for some reason. It comes to him, he doesn’t go searching for it, but something will present itself to him, and he acts on it naturally, spontaneously. This sometimes becomes part of our morning conversation; there’ll be something to act upon. When I witness it, it’s like he’s constantly on the pulse of the consciousness of people generally around and within the organization, across the platforms. 

Yesterday, he spoke to me about kindness, and this was prompted by a story that had come to him. He said it’s important at this time to remember when we’re handling people in our lives that we should keep kindness in mind. He has also recorded a podcast (An Attitude of Kindness) of this which will be available soon as well, with more information. It is very interesting how we’re doing podcasts because the thought will come to him, and if we’re having a conversation, straight away, he’ll say, “Okay, let’s record a podcast.” There’s no preparation; the inspiration just comes, and then we record it as it is. 

Today, kindness is what we were speaking about. This was about a situation which had happened where a woman had been trying to call a guy; it wasn’t a romantic interest. It was purely friendship, and she wanted to speak to him, but he was genuinely busy. So each time she tried to connect, he would say, “I am busy, I can’t make it. I’ll call you back soon.” What he didn’t know, though, was that this lady was on the verge of making a decision. So three times the lady tried to call to connect with him, she decided and took her own life after the third time. The man was left completely devastated once he heard this news.

Mohanji shared this story because he said that in these times especially, we should remember kindness. If we are speaking with people, interacting with people, we don’t know their situation. On the outside, they may appear great, but inside, they could be like a tinderbox, ready to catch fire any moment. If we are kind, give people the time, if we are receptive, compassionate – we can automatically bring people to a balance; it will reduce people’s anxiety straight away.

Knowing how Mohanji handles people and how he speaks with people, he really cares for everyone who connects with him, and he treats them with the utmost kindness and respect. I’ve witnessed him defuse many situations simply by speaking with people and being kind, being there for people. He stands by people no matter what their situation, and he gives his time. If he has to have a conversation or someone contacts him, he’ll spend the time with them.

This incident was a reminder for me because, naturally, my language style and communication are quite abrupt. I come from a business background, quite a rough and harsh business background where communication was kept minimal. It’s to the point and matter of fact because I was working on projects, which were fast-paced, objective-based; we just had to get things done – that type of attitude. It was generally accepted that we didn’t spend much time communicating or speaking about what was going on for people. There was a focus on the activity. What was needed to be said was said, and nothing more. 

I know now that this can be taken in some different ways, especially in written form; this was also Mohanji’s message to me as a lesson. I think it’s a good one to share because when people contact us, whether it’s via message or call, we don’t know the state the person is in. With all the situations that are happening, there could be anxiety, a physical ailment, or insecurity, or just the need to speak with someone. When we speak with people, especially in these times, it’s a reminder that we can be kind, receptive and compassionate, because it will automatically bring people to a balance. 

Mohanji said that kindness is more powerful than meditation; it is more powerful than practices and more powerful than scriptures. Because if someone reaches us, and we’re kind, it calms them straight away. 

As turbulent, challenging, and chaotic times loom ahead, we should consider kindness the most important attitude as we’re part of Mohanji’s varied platforms. The platforms deal with all aspects of society, especially with all the service activities like Act4Hunger, Ammucare, ACT, assistance from helpdesk, etc. and Mai-Tri practitioners. When people have genuine trouble in their life, just having that kindness can also be part of the healing. 

This was a good reminder for me today – when people are looking to reach us, to being more available, being kind, giving them importance, and demonstrating the values that we stand for and that we’re looking to also demonstrate to the world. 

I hope you have a great day ahead, and speak to you very soon.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 5th August 2021

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