Faith that leads to Awareness

Experiences shared by Shaju Mangalam and Rajiv Duggal (India), Punam Kapoor (Canada) who lovingly share some of their cherished moments of deep connection with Mohanji. 

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Mohanji says “Faith happens, sooner or later. When ego subsides and gets nullified through consistent downfalls, faith happens. Faith leads. Faith soothes. Faith reinforces. Faith nurtures life. Faith elevates life. Faith stabilizes life. Faith liberates man. Faith increases with experiences. Faith decreases when we disown our own experiences, swapping then for another’s opinion or book knowledge. Faith increases when surrender becomes absolute.” 

Shaju Mangalam from Bangalore, India

Shaju shares with us his experience of Mohanji’s love, the joy of being in His physical presence and a blessed connection to other Masters during a deep meditation.

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I would like to share a unique but life-changing experience I had a few days ago when I spent a night at Mohanji’s ashram in Bangalore. On 16th May, I had dinner at the ashram and conversed with Mohanji on various topics including Ammucare activities in India. Next morning, after finishing my sadhana (spiritual practice), I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Mohanji. His eyes sparkled as he looked at me fondly saying, “Daddu, have more dosa and upma, you eat well!” I was so humbled and became emotional as He was serving me the food Himself. My eyes filled with tears even as I wondered whether to smile or cry. It was pure love in abundance which made me feel this way. Before I left, Mohanji looked at me and said, “Daddu, come in the evening too. I am leaving tomorrow. Come!” I felt it was a blessing to be with Him again and to spend one more night at His altar!

The energy at the ashram was amazing, and I had never felt this anywhere! It was mesmerizing and so vibrant! The call of the Guru meant something. I said, “I will be there.” I rushed back after office to the ashram even though it was almost 30km away. I felt like I was going back to my home. I had a small satsang (spiritual discussion) with Mohanji and I could feel powerful energy again engulfing me. After dinner, Mohanji called me upstairs inviting me to watch television with Him and suggested that I sit next to Him! Sometime later, I went downstairs and sat talking to the others. Mohanji was in His room doing His work.

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After a few minutes, I closed my eyes. I was in a state of deep trance. I could see Mahavatar Babaji and all the Masters near me and I could feel Babaji around throughout. The sight was magnificent and I had never felt or seen this before in my life! I don’t know how long I was in that state. Seeing me in that state of meditation, others in the room quietly moved out as they didn’t want to disturb me. Being in the presence of Babaji and all Masters of the lineage was the opportunity of a lifetime for me! I didn’t feel like opening my eyes. I didn’t want to come back to the normal state.

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I could see the blue light moving away as Babaji left. Babaji gave me two powerful messages. The first message was:

“Be silent and never react to any situations or events which are either positive or negative. It will just pass. But if you react, the extension of sufferings will prolong. Silence is the only way to live!”

The second one: 

“Don’t take anything in life for granted. Nothing is acquired by you. It’s all given to you and nothing is accidental or coincidental.”  

These two powerful messages struck me like lightning and after a few minutes, the environment in the room changed back to normal. I too came back to my normal state.

I realized that this powerful vision could happen only in the presence of Mohanji in the ashram. Every inch of this house, where Mohanji is residing, has become a power center and hence divine Masters are able to visit there.

I shared this experience with Mohanji the next morning and He said, “This is the way masters work. They may not come a second time and it’s your duty and responsibility along with firm determination to hear and apply the messages you received in your life.” I felt very humbled and didn’t have the words to say anything further.

Recently, when I went to the ashram, I  feel a strong presence of Lord Hanuman there. Yesterday, I was sitting at the corner of the room where Mohanji was having an informal satsang with some visitors and looking at his face from the corner of the room, I saw Lord Hanuman’s face clearly. His beard on sides looking grey and cheek expanded, There was no mistake in recognizing Hanuman. This was clearly not my illusion. As long as Mohanji was speaking, Hanuman’s face was clearly visible. With that vision, I closed my eyes and I felt the presence of Hanuman even more strongly.

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In that moment, I lost the feeling of my own body. After sometime, I went to the room upstairs to take some rest, still carrying the divine experience, and what did I see? An idol of Hanumanji in the room and a packet of sweets! As if Hanumanji himself was offering me prasad. I took a piece and tried to rest a bit. However, after the vision of Hanumanji in Mohanji’s face and the divine experience, my body was going through a different kind of energy surge. Even when I lay down, my body was rolling! This was the effect on me in the presence of my Guru Mohanji, in this powerful ashram, where my Guru Resides! Where He resides, the Divine resides, all Gods, all Gurus reside. The logical mind may discard this experience as an illusion, but in our Golden Path of Liberation, there is no logic, no doubt, no illusion. Only complete surrender.

I surrender to you my Lord, my Guru, Mohanji. Let your grace and blessing enlighten my life and everyone else who has the faith and surrender at your feet.

Jai Mohanji!

Experience shared by Punam Kapoor, Canada

Punam narrates how Mohanji’s presence was very much felt during a day at work and how faith helped overcome a complicated problem.

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Today, Mohanji was with me at work, helping me to not only meet my daily targets but also bringing my attention to a gap in one of the procedures which had a big impact on the workflow and volumes.  While working on a case, I suddenly felt that my fingers could not type anymore – my hands just stopped. I tried to sit up straight and tried to type again, but I could not. Then my thoughts vanished.  I looked at Mohanji. He had blessed one of His cards and given it to me while we were at the Machu Picchu retreat and I keep it beneath my computer monitor at work so that I can remember Him while working.

Mohanji seemed to say something. I asked Him, “Please tell me what is it.” Suddenly He gave me a vision; it was a sentence that came to my mind. I opened a blank email and quickly typed. Lo and behold! I read it and understood what He had guided me to do. The cursor automatically moved to where I had to start the message.

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It was Him typing. Because my hands were moving too fast and the keyboard was loud, people around me looked at me. However, I continued typing. Finally the message finished and I edited and sent it. It was a suggestion to either add new steps in the existing procedure or to create a new one.

After sending it, I talked to Mohanji and said “Mohanji, how can the change happen with just one case because the National Office will reject it saying it is only one case”. Immediately I received an email response from one of the subject matter experts (SME) explaining the details of the current procedure.  On the other side, one of my other colleagues, who was the reference person, passed by and just said,”The SME did not understand your point, go back to him.” She came and went like the wind. Things were happening so fast. I typed the response and sent it to the SME. I went to my next case file and, Oh my Lord, it had all the details that were required to support the suggestion that Mohanji gave me! All I had to do was copy and paste the details from there and send another email. In the next 10 minutes, the manager responded by saying, “Good catch, Punam. This suggestion will be forwarded to the National Office.”

Mohanji Gurudev, my koti koti pranaams to You for not only showing me the gap in the procedures but for also preparing the message and bringing up the very next case which was required as evidence to support the suggested change in procedures.

It was not me but Mohanji showing me the gap……

It was not me but Mohanji typing…

It was not me but Mohanji who brought up the evidence……

It is Mohanji…

It is Mohanji…..

Only Mohanji…….

 Thank you for showing me that You are with me……always!

 Jai Mohanji!

Experience shared by Rajiv Duggal, Bangalore, India

Rajiv shares with us how Mohanji’s compassion and love made him feel protected and filled him with gratitude.

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I would like to share an experience, which reiterated my faith in the omnipresence of Father, as I call Mohanji lovingly, every minute in our life, protecting and guiding us with his unconditional love.

Having spent few days with Him at the the Bosnian Pyramids, a high-energy spiritual power centre, I was feeling blessed and energetic. I came back to India and soon got busy with my day-to-day life – the work and the associated stress. However, the moments of grace experienced in Mohanji’s presence in Bosnia had been protecting me like a strong shield. This is the shield of Mohanji’s energy field which is the unconditional love and compassion of a father for his son. The Shaktipat that I received from Mohanji at the powerful tunnel in Bosnian Pyramid, had taken out a lot of blockages and, in turn, filled me with positive energy, power and a stronger connection with my father, Mohanji.

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However, yesterday was one of those bad days when I was feeling very low due to the many negative things happening at the same time. I was feeling a total lack of energy to perform my work. I was a bit disappointed with myself for being so depressed and the thought of Mohanji came to me immediately. I knew that with my thoughts, Mohanji would come to me. Suddenly, at that moment, I received a message from Mohanji asking about my health! Mohanji was in Europe thousands of miles away and in a different time zone! I was in tears. Those were tears of gratitude at the realization of the immense blessing in our life – having our Guru taking care of us at every moment, in every way possible, even if he is physically far away from us. Knowing my need for his presence physically, and not just in consciousness, he sent me the message. I took the signal and  immediately called and spoke with him. It was such a transformational talk between the most loving father and his son.

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During the talk, I found out that He had actually taken a bath in the afternoon! He had already had his bath early morning as usual. However, he bathed again in the afternoon to ward off my negativity and cool me down. He was taking on my negativities and, in turn, giving me the positive energy I needed. And as I required physical communication to energize me, He even talked to me.

I bow down in humility before the Supreme Master, His unconditional love and protection is with all of us always. He knows exactly when and how we need Him, and He does his job without fail.

I can only attribute the immense grace and blessing in this life to a huge spiritual bank balance of sadhana that I must have carried forward from previous lives! My deepest gratitude to this great soul, the ever-loving, ever compassionate Father of All.

Jai Mohanji!

Time and again Mohanji shows us that when one has love and faith in the Guru, His grace keeps us protected. When we stay connected to the Guru, He takes care of everything! 

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||JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Disclaimer:

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

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With Mohanji – Anecdotes from My Spiritual Journey

By Pramod Nair, UK

OM SAI RAM

Interface and interaction with numinous souls in diverse physical forms is indeed the feat of fate or destiny or, of course, our Karma. Either way, it is BLISS.

Sree Bhagwan 2I, being an ordinary mortal plunged in family life, had but no thoughts except for the daily rat race of my life. The light of my inner soul dawned after I met my Guru, Poojya Sree Bhagwan in 1998 who incited my spiritual quest and philosophical qualms. Henceforth, I had no looking back and the consciousness that this Guru has been known to me since eons left me spellbound. Every physical form must go into oblivion as is the law of nature and my Guru attained Samadhi on 15th August 2017 leaving me and my family in an abyss of grief. This preface is indispensable when I narrate my acquaintance with Mohanji on the 17th of September 2017. Behold, I perceived the same feel of vibrations I experienced with my Guru, Poojya Sree Bhagwan, the soul bond and my inner call to meet him surged another infinite accord in my life with Mohanji.

Nityananda Swami of Ganeshpuri had blessed my maternal grandfather and grand-uncle in the course of their numerous visits to his ashram and I used to watch on YouTube the aarti going on there. It was by prospect, or by providence that my eyes fell on a discourse by Mohanji on Swami Nityananada and this enticed my instantaneous interest. This led me to view another talk of Mohanji on Shirdi Sai Baba.

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My inquisitiveness to know more grew without bounds and I set on a trail to find the means and ways to meet Mohanji.

The first thought was to spot if he had a Facebook account and to my surprise he had and he was visiting the UK. My yearning to meet him augmented by time and my thoughts frantically set on informing about him to my consort and better half, Aroma! On informing and briefing on Mohanji, I enquired if she was interested to meet him as he was visiting the UK. Ignorant of who Mohanji was, Aroma expounded on his picture that he appeared like a CEO of some company. To my surprise, he used to be one, and this intrigued me further to reach him.  Mr. Vijay gave in sequence that he would be in Bath on the 17th September 2017 and we started our journey along with our friends Rohit Phillip and Sue Tasher to Bath, from Penarth.

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Certain meetings spark imperative kinship from the past, not explicable to ordinary mortals. Such was our meeting with Mohanji.  Memories imprinted in our brain shape as dreams and there, I found myself entangled in the spiritual aura of Mohanji leading us both down a pleasing panorama.

MY INNER REFLECTIONS WITH THE DIVINE

5th January 2018

Visions are a supernatural apparition or a spectre of events which can define certain spiritual encounters and I experienced one, after my usual chanting. It goes thus…

I was physically in front of an idol and that idol to my bewilderment was Mohanji and accolades were accorded as Jai Mohanji and Om Namah Shivaya many a time by the devotees amassed around.

The aarati focused towards the deity in the sanctum sanctorum threw light on two shivalingas ingrained by silver plating and arrayed by exquisite flowers.

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The bliss I endured was unfathomable and I spanned over to my substantial entity chanting Om Namah Shivaya wide awake.

4th Feb 2018

Any unprecedented event spoiling our tranquillity initiates us to think about the position of our stars – a typical Indian Hindu mind. I being no exception was in the same path due to lack of a good job which compelled me to pilot my celestial stars and their positions. Lo and behold, the divination I acquired was that I was engulfed in SHANI DASHA. The burden of filling up many job applications took its toll on me and as my last resort for my chaotic mind, I approached my benefactor and saviour, Mohanji.

As usual the serene reply from him, “Don’t worry,” ascertained me to adopt an unwavering mind to subsist life as it comes with the equivalent momentum as if I had a job. The shani mantra of “Om Sham Shanishwaraaya Namah” came to my salvage and I supposed all would be resolved. The feel was akin to the one I would cognize when my Guru was with me.

The impediment in implementing my job offer in London impelled me to mention this to my friend who took up the issue and started punching numbers on his phone in the process of contacting someone. Caught unawares of what was happening behind him, he declared that a job has been set for me in a care home in Wales. Meanwhile hidden in the backdrop was a familiar face smiling at me and I jolted to comprehend that it was Mohanji’s face which was showing up at all glory in front of me.  My friend was in no frame of mind to stop praising the new job I was offered. Amidst all this cacophony I felt I was hallucinating, but inevitably was not and perceiving Mohanji nod at me in complete agreement to take up the Job, I knew it was no dream and my eyes could not betray me.

As an arid land absorbs every tiny drop of water, this job offered solace to my scorched mind and the affirmation Mohanji transmitted through his smile and nod goes beyond rationalization. The job was undeniably a stability pill for me and added to that, caring for the elderly was a spiritual endeavour.

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Eventually, I was gratified because I would be with my dear ones in London itself. What more does a human need? Indeed, a family package!

9th Feb 2018

The craving of the soul is unfathomable. It leads us to supernatural situations and places. One such hunger in my inner self was Shiva Kavacham by Mohanji which haunted me day and night. I resolved to explore the usual online source YouTube, but in vain. My thoughts started speculating on why I was deprived of understanding this Shiva Kavacham by Mohanji. Later, it was made clear by Mohanji himself who appeared to me as a 3D image and elucidated the power of this Kavacha and explained why it was covert.

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The inner quest materialized when I got a copy of Shiva Kavacham from Subhasree and  I solicited permission from Mohanji to listen and chant this.  I was very glad in return to tender her a pdf copy of Shani Mahtmyam in English which my Guru used to read daily.

On February 23rd (Mohanji’s birthday), my inner self boomed with the yearning to render Mohanji my deepest and inner feeling in the form of a stuthi or poem and it poured out from me frenziedly, the medium of expression being Sanskrit. Will share it when the destined time approaches

10th March 2018

This day was very propitious to me as it happened to be my Poojya Sree Bhagawan’s birthday. If in physical form he would have turned 93.  Darshan of Avadhoota Nandandaji was soul gratifying followed by the sight of Mohanji standing and praying in a hall which was veraciously bedecked with tables and chairs set like in a fine dine restaurant.

My thoughts raced to connect this vision with the current job offered to me, that I had accepted in a fine dine restaurant in Cheltenham.  Same day I could visualize oil dripping from the photo of my Guru, Poojya Sree Bhagawan, which emanated the fragrance of sandalwood.

16th March 2018

My association of the soul which was connected to Mohanji persevered. I dreamt away to glory, perceiving Mohanji as my mentor or spiritual guide. We strolled into serene places and it was bliss.  Out of the blue! Mohanji handed me a silver paper with Sanskrit inscriptions of the chant Om Ram Ramaya Namah. Surprises persisted, yet again Mohanji took out another article, which was inscribed in Tamil, and it delineated on Shirdi Sai Baba and Keno Upanishad. Since the language of Tamil was Greek and Latin to me, my friend was asked to read out the inscriptions to me. Mohanji presumed my dilemma on the Tamil language and proposed that it would all be clear and the inner meaning will be revealed. Soon, I was handed a golden hued watch by Mohanji seeking me to adorn it and with the words of utmost importance and divinity he held: ‘LET YOUR SERVICE TO HUMANITY BEGIN’. My inner thoughts revealed that the watch was a reminder of how precious time is and the goal is to live in the present, serving as a tool to enforce service to humanity.  As all holy books and teachings preach ‘MANAV SEVA MADHAV SEVA –  SERVING HUMANITY IS TO SERVE GOD’.

The mantra entrusted to me was to be included in my daily chant and then I realized that Rama Navami was on the 25th March. In addition to the chants, I also had the opportunity to read the English version of Kena Upanishad which precisely depicts Brahman with attributes and without attributes, and for being a treatise on “purely conceptual knowledge”. It reaffirms the idea of “Spiritual Man”, “Soul is a wonderful being that even gods worship”, “Atman (Soul) exists”, and “knowledge and spirituality are the goals and intense longing of all creatures”.

16th March 2018

After my Sharana Mantra and Mohanji’s Gayatri Mantra, I felt an inner urge to peer out of my window and gaze at the Sky. I felt the clouds impinging on each other to conform a silhouette. I contemplated more closely at the shape formed by the clouds and could view that it was Kalyan my younger son’s face and it emanated pain. I looked again and it was the same. Disturbed, I sat down in meditation and was in the process of sending healing vibes to him, in case he was in pain. Kalyan had gone for a night out with other children from the school on the 15th of March. He was all thrilled and robust the previous day. At the defined moment, the landline rang and it was from the school reception asking me to instantly collect back Kalyan from his camp place. He was ill and had been vomiting. Mysterious are the ways of the divine masters, enigmatic and it’s with awe we realize how they render a helping hand and guard us in our troubled times. I surrender to the divine, bow to the supreme masters and my faith in the Guru is impeccable.

3rd April 2018

My visions sustained and this time I was in a Satsang where Mohanji was encircled by many people who came to see him and get blessings, after his Latin American visit. I remained a witness and was imbibing the scene, when Mohanji spotted me and asked me to sit beside him and placed his hands on my shoulder lovingly. After few moments Mohanji got into a trance sort and his bhaav (expression) changed followed by the presence of Vibhuti on his right palm. He applied it on my forehead and blessed me by placing his hands on my head. The flow of energy from his hands to my body surged in and I was in total ecstasy. The divine energy was activated in me. The vibhuti which I tasted did have the divine fragrance as well.

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Meanwhile, Mohanji started giving vibhuti to people around him and many thanked me, because they felt I was the reason behind Mohanji giving vibhuti and I personally thanked Mohanji for this amazing experience.

THE HOLY CHANT: THE KEY TO ETERNAL BLISS

I have been chanting the Sharana Mantra given by my Sadguru Rama Devi, who was my Guru, Poojya Sreee Bhagawan’s Guru. Before departing the earthly abode, she imparted this mantra to his disciples, Poojya Sree Bagawan and his consort Tara Devi on 1st November 1978. This universal Mahamantra is:

CHARANAM SHARANAM RAMAMBAKE

CHARANAM SHARANAM TRAYAMBAKE

Charanam means holy feet, Sharanam means Surrender, Ramambike means the one who gives material and spiritual wealth. Trayambake means the one who knows my past, present and future.

It literally means “I surrender to that supreme source or power which gives me material and spiritual wealth, I surrender to that supreme power who knows my past, present and future.”

My Guru used to say it is a mystical formula. It only asks the spiritual seeker to surrender. One has to chant from 5.30am to 5.45 am every day for it to give the desired result quickly. I have been doing this since 1998.

In reality, when you surrender your ego at the feet of the Guru/God, the Guru/God takes heed of all your trouble. You are no longer carrying the “I” sense, it is renunciated to the absolute Guru.

If one understands the Guru tattva, the source is the same, the form changes. This can be understood if you love your Guru, you see him in everyone and everything. I see my Guru through and in Mohanji. The love, care and presence which my Guru gave me is what I see in him.

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My Guru used to tell me,“Pramod, I am always with you”

When I met Mohanji he said the same thing, “Pramod, I am always with you”.

Incredible are the ways of true masters.

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.