Kalpataru series – A call from the heart

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By Supreet Bedi, Canada

My journey with Mohanji seems pretty new to me or if I rephrase it, it appears pretty new to my conscious mind. I have been a Sai Baba devotee for a long time. In my previous experience, I have mentioned how Baba guided me to Mohanji. Today I am going to write about another experience. Sanjay Bhaiya (brother) had introduced me to the Power of Purity meditation a few months ago. I tried doing it a few times, but never felt satisfied. A few days back I came to know about the Power of Purity (PoP) group meditation and something inside me inspired me to be a part of it. I heard people saying group meditations are very powerful, it is like lifting a log together versus one person lifting it and now from my experience, I can say all those beautiful people were right. I am only halfway through 41 days of PoP meditation, but I feel what people call bliss!

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One day after my meditation, I was sitting in my mandir (altar) talking to Baba and Mohanji. I just want to mention here that I came to Sathya Sai Baba’s fold in 1999 and my journey to Shirdi Sai Baba started from there. So, when I was talking, a thought just crossed my mind, I said, “Mohanji, I am not sure if my prayers reach you but I am going to say this anyway. When Sathya Sai Baba took me into his fold, I met him physically only twice. I didn’t put in the effort to meet him, people from all around the world tried, but I didn’t. Before I could realize this, he left his mortal coil. Now that I have got a second chance, I don’t want to repeat this. You know that I can’t make the effort, but from my heart, I want to be near you. I don’t know when you will come to Canada and when I will be able to meet you. I wish that when you come, you will stay at my home with me. I know you say that a devotee should not come to you with desires. This is a wish and if you can grant it I am happy, if not I am still happy.” Our conversation finished here.

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Now, see Mohanji’s leela. Sanjay Bhaiya texted me that he wanted to say something. He called and said, “I have this feeling in my heart that you should have Mohanji’s Padukas at your place.” Foolish me, I couldn’t recognize the meaning of this. I enquired with Bhayia about how to do Paduka seva? He said, “Nothing, you just have them in your house.” Here comes another significant line out of Bhaiya’s mouth. He said, “Having Padukas means having Mohanji in your home!” That line lightened the bulb, oh my gosh, this is Mohanji answering my very prayer that I did in the morning! How wonderfully Mohanji bestowed my inner desire. I felt very grateful! Bhaiya said we will do so on Guru Poornima, July 5th. I didn’t say anything but it seemed too far.

Mohanji didn’t stop at this, on the same night he appeared in my dream and asked me, “How are you feeling?” I said with a smile, “You know how I am feeling!” He smiled and asked again, “Tell me how you are feeling?” I said, “I am very, very happy!” This was the end of my dream. I communicated this to Sanjay Bhaiya. Now, as eager as I was to have him with me, so was Mohanji to come home. Sanjay Bhaiya called and said, “You can have the Padukas on this Thursday, June 18th as it is Baba’s day or you can have them on Sunday 21st June. I couldn’t wait, I agreed for Thursday.

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On Thursday morning, I was getting Baba ready; I was deciding a dress for Baba’s idol. I felt like putting pink but I decided to put yellow since it was Thursday and just in my mind I was laughing with Baba, I said, “Baba, you should wear pink today when I come to see you in the mandir for receiving the Padukas, and then again I said, “Ok, you can wear yellow or pink it’s fine with me, you look beautiful in every dress!” In the evening when I reached the mandir, Baba was wearing a yellow dress, and now about the pink, the Padukas I was bestowed with are pink in color! Such is Baba’s and Mohanji’s leelas. What a beautiful fulfillment of even the slightest bhav filled (heartfelt) desire.

Koti koti pranams at the lotus feet of Baba Sai and Guru Mohanji! May his grace always shower on all of us and may we reach our final abode with Guru’s guidance at rocket speed!

mohanji sai

 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 2nd August 2020

Disclaimer:

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

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

— Mohanji Testimonials Team

In Remembrance of Guru Purnima 2020

“This is the day for respecting the masters. This is the day that we remember to respect them because most of the days we take them for granted; we take their teachings for granted. We take Gurus for granted. We take ourselves for granted. Hence, this is the beautiful day to remember who we are, who they are; and eventually, how we are together.

There is no Guru outside of you apart from the Guru inside of you. If you are eligible for a Master, the Master has to happen; you will create that Master. The Master manifests by itself because you deserved a Master. If you’re ready for an information, that information must reach you. This is the law of nature.”

Read or watch full Mohanji’s Guru Purnima message

Satsang for Guru Purnima

How to find your inner Guru, Mohanji’s talk on Healing Our Earth Facebook page on the occasion of Guru Purnima

Enjoy going through the collection of Guru Purnima wishes to Mohanji:

Alida Kovacevic from Bosnia and Herzegovina🔸🔸🔸Anjali Bappoo from Mauritius
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Anonymous from Croatia

From Nikita Naredi

Verses of Faith

‘Grace’ was just another  word
Till You came into our lives;
Be it personal, professional or spiritual, Every aspect could feel its vibes.

‘Gratitude’ was just a thank you word
Till You taught us what it means;
For life, for breath, for food, for family
To  express every moment; has got into our  genes.

‘Surrender’ we never comprehended this word,
Till we did this to you and saw the  change;
The persona transformed
So did every  speck within our range.

‘Purity’ could be such a meaningful word,
Did not we ever realise ;
It should be in thoughts, words and actions
Your teachings made us to imbibe and prioritise.

‘God’ we knew the word,
‘Guru’ we comprehended the word;
But little did we fathom their vastness
Till your presence guided us to light from darkness.

https://mohanjipoetry.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/verses-of-faith/

Anurag, Deepali from INdia                                 🔸🔸🔸     

Bhartte Kapoor from India

Bhumika from Canada

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Biljana Lukic from Bosnia&H

“My life was a room with no walls ( missing existence of soul ) I met you in  2012, gradually you showed me the path to build the walls my soul, Mohanji you are so simple sweet and bighearted your heart is like a sky, I always feel a tremendous shift in me when I meet you , aspire for your presence, you are  always there through some message so here is my small and magical experience…
The night I was sharing  rainbow story with all our children during compassion during corona days. I asked father looking at the lit lamp in front of Him – I wish you could be here and I told the rainbow story and it so happened that I checked my Facebook , to my surprise there was a post shared by Mohanji on spectrum of  rainbow colors In the form of pyramid. Mohanji‘s message through this was so strong that he is always connected to me. I just want to walk your principles. I am so blessed to have given me opportunity to chant your name, Mohanji Mohanji Mohanji my Krishna Bhagwan.”
Payal Kaul from India

Cathy from UK

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Chitra from India

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Dheena from South Africa

From Subhashree Thottungal

My deepest reverence and gratitude to my eternal Guru Mohanji.

On this auspicious day, I offer this expression of love through the singing the eternal Mantra by Adi Shanakaracharya – *Guru Paduka Stotram*.

Thank you dear *Natesh Ramsell* for making this possible.

https://www.facebook.com/111646313943524/posts/112107760564046/

Dr Harpeet from India

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Easwaramurthy from India

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Ekaterina from Macedonia

From Nirupma Chowdhary

I LOVE YOU
I AM WITH YOU
Changed the whole perspective of my life
Go move on, he said, ” I am with you.”
And I moved never ever as before
He guided, all through
Journey with kids transformed me
No Gospels, no preaching
Simple words, encouraging
Motivated us to innovate
Add dreams to little lives
Give them wings to fly
And when you gave me wings to fly
I just don’t know
Oh! Mohan ji. My Guru
You then let the seed of reality
Residing within me to flourish.
I surrender my being
In Gratitude
To merge with Thee.
https://mohanjipoetry.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/oh-mohanji-my-guru/

Ivana Surya from Croatia

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Jasmina from Bosnia&H

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Ketan from Canada

From Radha Subramanian:

Extremely blessed and privileged to offer a small series of three dance videos at the lotus feet of our peerless master on Guru Poornima. May His grace fill up the world, our nation and the entire Mohanji family.
With pranams

Thanks to Biljana for staying up late in the night to create the videos

https://www.facebook.com/103137254580080/posts/170824024478069/
https://www.facebook.com/103137254580080/posts/170727527821052/
https://www.facebook.com/103137254580080/posts/171001421126996/

 

Lea Kosovac from Bosnia &H

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Livia from Other countries

Mala from India

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Mary Rose from Philippines

From Biljana Vozarevic

𝟏𝟎𝟖 𝑺𝒂𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒚 𝑮𝒖𝒓𝒖, a poem of gratitude which I dedicated to Mohanji. I wrote it in 2018, but now I feel inspired to say it to you in a video for this Guru Purnima… I hope you‘ll enjoy it 🙏

Moushumi Patankar from UK

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Nirupma from INdia

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Pravani from South Africa

A nice poem by Namrata D. Prabhakar:

MOHANJI

The Guru, the guide,  the father

Gently showering the light

Brightening our lives

Not binding nor bound

Neither preaching nor expecting

Just holding our hand

In our Joys and sorrows

Giving us strength to Accept

Our todays and tomorrows

With courage and conviction

              Residing deep within

             HE is never far

            Connect with ME

            Do not get attached to me

            LOVE ME unconditional

          Do not expect Miracles from me

          Simply live in NOW

          To find the PEACE

          Is HIS message for all

 

Since I connected with YOU

My daily life is the same

The ups and downs

The worldly activities

Nothing has changed

Only  I have

Fearless, peaceful and serene

Trending slowly on your Mantra

The path of pathlessness

I am trying to SIMPLY BE

On Auspicious GURUPURNIMA

Please accept my humbke gratitude

For finding me

Being with me ALWAYS

Source: https://6elementcolors.blog/2020/07/05/mohanji-unconditional-love-2/

Pravin from UK

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Ramya S from India

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Ramya Sunil Kumar from India

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Ravindran from Malaysia

From Sulosh Pillay:

Not everyone is blessed enough to find a guru in life who can guide them through life’s many twists and turns but I am the most fortunate one to have You Guruji, A solid ROCK that safely leads me through! Most times not a word is exchanged and yet all the time You are there for me. Without you, many aspects of my life would have been unexplored. Thanks for taking me as your disciple. Thank You for giving me wings to fly on autopilot most of the time, but oh so securely where I need to be! Our seva starting from today is in Your honour Guruji! Happy Guru Purnima weekend Guruji. I pray for Your Shelter always, Always at Your Feet Guruji!

Happy Guru Purnima from Sulosh

Jyothi, student of Shri Prakash Yadagudde offers these dances on the occasion of Guru Purnima:

https://www.facebook.com/mohanjiuk/videos/1756609164495736

 

From Reva Gupta


From Bavani from Australia

I wish you love I wish you happiness papa Mohanji on this special Guru Purnima day  Mohanji you are the light that represents God in human form you are the  living christ the living Buddha the master that lights up the galaxies and the cosmos father you awaken us  from the deep slumber of our minds into true awareness your love for humanity has touched the very core my heart I see that ocean of love in your heart  dear father you are  love personified a true master.indeed that gives unconditional love that boundless selfless love that’s ever overflowing into our hearts today
I wish I could sit by your feet one day to thank you father for all your kindness to me today my heart thanks you for this graceful opportunity to wish you  on this auspicious day  I bow down  to you out of gratitude love and great admiration and I  hug you father in my thoughts  for that has been my wish  I hope to see you one day in New Zealand that will be in my memories forever.
All my love to you
Jai Jai Mohanji

Ruchika Gandhi from India

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Sara Sydney from Canada

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Shambhavi Agrawal

Shivani from India

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Suryasujan from India

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Vanita from Mauritius

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Varanasi Krishna Murthy from India

 

Compiled by Mohanji Team

Love and gratitude

Shree Mohanji

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

Jameela Jeyaraj, India

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

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

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

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

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Deborah Davidson, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Pravin Thakkar, UK

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

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

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

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

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

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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

Disclaimer:

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

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

Nirmalya Darshan: A rendezvous with the purest of the pure

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By Subhasree Thottungal, UK

Called by the purest, the highest, and the ultimate for me, I reached Kollur, in India. Sitting in front of Mohanji, basking in his love and energy, I met another devotee of his. While discussing the history of Mookambika temple, the power of sadhana, and the devotion of Shree Adi Shankara which brought Mother Mookambika to him, Mohanji mentioned the spear of Mother Mookambika. It is 32 metres long, of which 20 metres is underground and 12 metres is above the ground, made up of a material unknown to scientists. This spear is on the top of a mountain called Kudajadri, in the Western Ghats, a few hours away from Kollur.

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Mookambika Temple, Kollur, India

Immediately, the fellow devotee uttered, “Baba, I am thinking of visiting Kudajadri”. Mohanji said, “Why not?” Then he looked at me and said, “Do you want to go?” I smiled and muttered feebly, “What Mohanji, you know I am here just to be with you!” (The unuttered words, “Why do I need to go to any other place? Every pilgrimage is right here, at your feet Mohanji. Let me settle here.”) Well, do I need to utter any words? Mohanji knows all my thoughts, my exact feelings. He smiled back.

Next morning, we were all in front of the temple waiting to go inside for the Nirmalya Darshan – the early morning visit, the purest of pure darshan of Mother Goddess Mookambika. I saw the fellow devotee standing there too. However, after some time while we were inside the temple, I noticed, he was nowhere to be seen. Later, I found out that he had gone to Kudajadri. I was stunned. What? Only late last night, he uttered his wish to go to Kudajadri and the next morning at 5 am, he had already gone!

I looked at Mohanji, “You are just amazing, Mohanji!” Unuttered words! Mohanji never stops to amaze me! He works at lightning speed. No delay!

The whole day passed. Just before evening, while we were basking in a satsang with Mohanji, my fellow devotee walked in, bubbling with unlimited joy, like a little boy with a trophy in his hand, “Baba, you won’t believe how well my Kudajadri trip went! Can you believe I went right up to the top? No one believed I could trek right up to the top.”

Without any offense, I would like to mention that my fellow devotee is more than 6ft tall, has a well-built body and well over 100 kg! He continued on how he got an offer to be driven to Kudajadri. That morning, while he was waiting with us in the queue, he mentioned to someone about his wish to travel to Kudajadri. Someone from the queue, out of the blue offered to take him to Kudajadri. Without further delay, they were on their way. Joining them were another 5 people consisting of two priests, two ladies and a well-built man as a guard.

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Kudajadri Mountain

While he was explaining how the right people gathered, I looked at Mohanji’s face and noticed that he was smiling. I understood immediately that everything being described was actually orchestrated by Mohanji! Everything – starting from who offered to drive him, to the well-built guard who helped him to trek up, to the priests who chanted the special mantras there, right on top of the mountain etc. Everything was so well organised! Still, Mohanji had his gentle smile and watched and listened to everything that my fellow devotee was describing with so much passion.

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While describing his journey up to the top of the mountain, which is nearly vertical, extremely narrow, slippery and very dangerous, he mentioned that the hefty guard offered to carry the bag while he tried to pull himself up through a narrow and vertical ladder. He continued to explain how he had to hold the rock above and tried to climb up vertically, step by step. At one point, he felt his fingers and hands go totally numb; he just felt he could slip any moment.

He said, “Baba if I had slipped from there, I would have directly fallen down hundreds of feet!” Mohanji jokingly said, “It was a good idea not to fall, you know, else the rocks would not have looked nice.” We all burst into laughter, and I said to him, “Do you realise, it was Mohanji who held you up?”

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The tough climb

Mohanji said, “Yes, I had to go there and hold him. I had to send them (pointing towards me) out of the room and had to rush to you.” While the fellow devotee was looking at Mohanji, puzzled about what he was saying, I recollected what had happened earlier in the morning. Earlier that morning, while we were deep in some serious discussion, suddenly Mohanji went quiet. I saw his face appear blank, and he seemed out of place. I gently asked, “Mohanji, do you want to rest for some time?” He said, “Yes, I think I need to rest for some time. You can come back after an hour or so.” I quietly left the room, wondering what happened to him suddenly. But I assured myself that Mohanji would rest, not understanding that actually Mohanji had expanded himself and reached Kudajadri to help my fellow devotee who was on the verge of falling down from the steep climb! When Mohanji mentioned this, everything became crystal clear. I realised how the whole event had happened.

 

(I was also reminded of a similar experience I had during the retreat in London in 2018 when I noticed Mohanji expanding out of his physical body to save one his devotees in South Africa. You can read about that story in this link)

My fellow devotee continued explaining his divine experience. When he reached the top of the mountain, he went inside the cave to meditate. The two priests were chanting some powerful mantras (no wonder why these two priests were chosen to be his co-pilgrims for Kudajadri!) and during this time, a beautiful snake slithered just around him. Probably a signal of the presence of Shiva with him!

From the time that my fellow devotee expressed his wish to visit Kudajadri, Mohanji ensured his travel, his companions, his safety & his protection, even his satisfaction of a successful journey, and finally his unlimited joy on the achievement; everything was orchestrated beautifully.

Witnessing this whole sequence, right from the beginning to its completion, listening to the success story with excitement from the mouth of the devotee, and moreover witnessing how Mohanji had rushed out to the devotee in his expanded state to save him from the fall, I was left speechless.

Being a witness to this event as another incredible story of Mohanji’s incomprehensible grace, I realised that this rendezvous was no less than having the sight of the purest of the pure Nirmalya Darshan, which Mohanji, being an incarnation of compassion, showed all of us yet again.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 23rd January 2020

Disclaimer:

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

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

— Mohanji Testimonials Team

Eternal Grace

Mohanji in BAdri

Travel with Sonia Gandhi on a magical pilgrimage, where Grace showers her with the fulfilment of her smallest desires.

By Sonia Gandhi

It was only by Mohanji’s grace that the Badrinath-Kedarnath trip happened for me in September 2018.

Flashback to March 2018: On the last day of the Machu Picchu trip, I had this weird dream early in the morning, where I saw Mohanji going away from me. I was a bit disturbed by this dream and ended up speaking to Mohanji and requesting him never to leave me.

He said to me, “I’ll never leave you.” Then after a pause, he said, “Come to Badrinath.

With my eyes wide open, I was thinking, ‘How will I manage this?’ I had just taken 15 days off work to come to Machu Picchu, and I was about to change jobs. I did not think that I would have enough leave left to travel again in September, as I was to join my new job in June.

Fast forward to August 2018: My boss approved my leave as it was the start of the financial year for us. However, I had to work from India for a few days to enable me to travel during the weekend. Since I live out of India, a trip to India was an opportunity to meet my family as well. I thought there would be nothing better than getting my whole family together on the Badrinath-Kedarnath pilgrimage. As my mom was a bit low (following my Dad’s passing away), this would be a good change for her and we could all spend time together at a holy place, in the presence of Mohanji.

It so happened that seven members of our family were part of a group of 33 to Badrinath and Kedarnath, beautifully managed by Mamuji, Preeti Velekar & all the lovely volunteers! It was a joyous journey and full of unexpected events, as you will read.

Our family got lucky and were able to attend the public Satsang that happened in Rishikesh, the very day we reached Haridwar. (The towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh are at a distance of approximately 25km from each other- Ed.) We spent time in the bus singing and chanting in bliss, although we were stuck in traffic for a while and thought we would be late.

As the bus stopped and I stepped down, the first thing I saw was Mohanji, who was stepping out of his car at the exact same time! We rushed to meet him, filled with so much joy at seeing him and taking his blessings. It’s always special meeting Mohanji although we know he is always with us, guiding us.

The next morning was scheduled for the Homa- a ritual with offerings to a consecrated fire. This was something I had always wanted to attend, ever since I first read about a Homa in Canada in 2014, and had learnt about the amount of cleansing that had happened during that event. We were fortunate enough that Mohanji decided to do the Homa himself in Rishikesh.

Mohanji told the group that he likes to start on time, as all the deities are present, once the start time has been announced, and it is not good to make them wait.

The energy was so intense from the start. Mohanji’s face shone like the sun and the heat from the rising sun made him shine even more brightly. He did not move until the Homa was finished, which took around 4 -5 hours. The intensity of the Homa was such that the presence of Masters was strongly felt.

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Homa in Rishikesh

Towards the end, each of us had to offer a dry coconut to the fire, which kept burning till late night and did not easily urn into ashes. It’s unheard of that a dry coconut does not burn, with so much of ghee (clarified butter), wood etc. added to the fire as an offering. We understood that this was due to heavy karmic baggage that would not let the coconut burn!

We were also asked us to write what we would like to offer to the fire and put that paper into the burning flames, lit separately from the Homa fire, in a place a little distance from it (after the Homa was completed). Mohanji was personally standing there till everyone put their papers into the fire. Some of the papers refused to burn in the fire: yet another unheard or unseen event! The heaviness it was meant to be clearing from people was so intense, that it took ages for all the papers to burn! I have so much gratitude to our beloved Guru Mohanji, who works tirelessly and unconditionally for uplifting all beings.

We then started our journey by visiting Neem Karoli Baba’s Ashram and Shri Lahiri Mahasaya’s Ashram. Both places are very powerful with amazing energy!

While visiting Lahiri Mahasaya’s Ashram, we got a chance to go inside the cave where he did Tapas (spiritual practices that often involves a high degree of self-discipline, solitude and periods of deep meditation – Ed).

I was sitting with some other group members, in silence, in a small room, in front of the cave, waiting for the others to come out. There were a few pictures in that room, one of them was of Mahavatar Babaji. I looked at the picture and felt intense energy coming from it. I sat there silently praying to Babaji to give me a glimpse of him in a physical form. ‘I may not be eligible, but you are ever merciful. Please give me your Darshan (Divine sight)’ I thought, and cried.

I had never prayed to Mahavatar Babaji this way before, and I wasn’t sure, why I was doing it, as I am usually deeply in love with Sai Baba and believe he is my best friend, my Divine Father. I realised what the link was later while entering the Kedarnath temple.

Mohanji in Badrinath

En route to Badrinath, our group was stuck on the road due to a landslide, which is common in that region, when it rains heavily. We had to find a place to stay for the night. With Mohanji’s grace and Mamuji’s tenacity, we got two hotels to stay in, for our group.

The next day, we met the rest of the group.

I was talking to someone, sharing one of my experiences in Machu Picchu. Mohanji was talking to someone else, but he looked at me and suddenly said, “I told you to get in the bus!” I was puzzled. He said again, “I told you earlier too, to get in the bus”, and said to the person next to me, “She (me- Sonia) knows what I’m talking about, she will tell you later.

I stood there even more puzzled and started thinking about what it signified. It was only later that day that I realised what Mohanji meant. This explanation has two parts: one part that happened in Machu Picchu in March 2018, and another part in Oct 2010 in the form of a dream.

I will narrate the dream first. In Oct 2010, before I physically met Mohanji, Sai Baba had been my best friend and protector. While I was going through a tough phase in my life, I saw this vivid dream at about 3.00 am.

In the dream, someone was harassing me and I was asking this person to let me go. Suddenly my mom appeared, together with my (deceased) grandparents, who came to rescue me. I went with them and we were waiting for a bus. I was getting impatient in my dream, as it was taking a while for the bus to arrive, but they told me the bus would arrive soon. So it did. A white bus arrived, which had white chairs outside and inside, and all the interiors were white too.

As it seemed full from the outside, I complained that I might not get a seat, and my mom said, ‘You will get one, don’t worry, get into the bus’.

A few people got off and I climbed up the steps of the bus. I looked at the driver’s side of the bus and the driver was wearing white clothes too, with a white turban. As I looked at the driver, he turned his head and looked at me – it was Baba! My beloved Sai Baba!

At this point, I woke up, with so much joy in my heart and went to Baba’s picture to talk to him, and saw him smiling in his full glory that made my heart expand so much, during those tough days.

Now to March 2018, Machu Picchu:

While walking near our hotel in Machu Picchu, Mohanji, who was ahead of me with some others, suddenly turned around and asked me to go and click the picture of a bus!

This was a bus that looked like a toy bus, which was on a small bridge, in the small town of Machu Picchu. I rushed to the bus, clicked a picture quickly and returned, but he pointed again, and said, “You didn’t click it properly- go and do it again.

So I went again, knowing in my heart that I had rushed it. Later on, when I saw the picture, it had four dogs with the bus, which were missing in the first picture.

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The Bus with the four dogs

Four dogs represent the four Vedas and are always seen in representations of Lord Dattatreya.

So this is what Mohanji was asking me to do: to “Get in the bus”, i.e. to completely surrender my words, thoughts and actions, to the Tradition and let them take care of my journey onward. This was such a beautiful message, in the most subtle way linking the dots from 2010 to March 2018 and finally to Badri-Kedar in Sept 2018!

I felt so sad for taking so much time to understand Mohanji’s message. I surrender to him to give me Buddhi (intelligence) to understand the message, quicker.

Yes, I believe that Mohanji knows the past, present and future, and can see things which we fail to see with our human minds and limited awareness.

Back on the road, while waiting for the roads to clear, we were enjoying Mohanji’s company. We started singing, and I took up the song that goes: Om Jai Sainath, Jai Sainath, Aadi na anth tumhara, tumhe shraddha naman hamara, Dharti par rahkar prabhu tumne tan ambar tak vistaara. Translated, this means: O beloved Sai, there is no beginning and no end to you! I bow down to you with faith. Living on Earth, you have expanded into the Sky and beyond!

The roads did not open that day and a few members left on foot to walk towards Badrinath, while the rest of us decided to stay back. My mother was with us, so all our family decided to stay back.

We had a beautiful satsang that evening, with Mohanji talking about the manifest and the un-manifested universe, and many other deeper topics. I was not feeling well but attended the satsang as it always lifts my spirits.

The next day we started our journey again, as we were told that the roads would be open that day.

We packed our bags and were on the road again, but we had to stop on the way as they were sending traffic through from another side, before letting us go up. While we were waiting, there was a beautiful waterfall next to where we had stopped. After spending some time with the group, I decided to go up by myself near the source of the waterfall where I sat down to do my Kriya practice. Within 7-8 minutes of Kriya, I felt expanded.

Suddenly, I saw myself inside Mohanji’s consciousness. I became part of him and I could see myself expanded to the extent that everywhere I looked, everything was Mohanji: not just the earth plane, but outside too – the manifest and un-manifested Universe. It is hard to explain, but there was no sense of ‘I’, as I became part of him and part of the Universe.

He made me experience the expansion I sang for him just the day before and that he had talked about in Satsang the evening before! This little mind is not capable of knowing how Masters operate, but I believe that it was through sheer Grace that I was able to experience this.

Then suddenly, someone came up to take my picture and I came back to normal consciousness, and back onto the rock that I was sitting on. I went down to the road after a while and was told that Mohanji was asking about me.

I went to see him and offered my pranaams (salutations), and he enquired, “Ah! Sonia Gandhi! Where were you?” I said ‘Father I went up near the waterfall’ to which he replied, “Yes! I know! I was there, I came to meet you, but other people came. I feel shy when there are other people, so I came back, you see! I’m very shy!

What could I say to this? Our beloved Parabramha, who is One with the whole universe, after showing me the glimpse of it, says “I’m very shy!” I burst into laughter and Mohanji gave me a big smile.

I love you to eternity Mohanji! Only gratitude at your lotus feet.

We had a blissful darshan at Badrinath. The first sight itself was mesmerising, the beautiful main entry with vibrant colours. The view is a sight to behold and enough to melt the heart!

The next day, we had a dip in the hot water spring and got ready to go for a morning Darshan at the temple. If I tell you that I had no idea that it was a Narayana temple, you might laugh at me! Yes, I thought it was a Shiva temple, going by the name. I later came to know that it actually had been, until Lord Narayana came there for tapas and made it his abode.

We went inside & witnessed the whole shringar ( dressing up) of Lord Narayana. There were around 40 people in the temple. Apart from us, there was another group. We started chanting, and the other group began to respond so that they would sing one chant, and then we would sing another. I sang to my heart’s content and loved every minute of it.

After the blissful darshan, we resumed our travels and I was back in the car. We stopped at a small dhaba (roadside eatery) after a while. While we were waiting, we saw Mohanji’s car arriving. He too decided to eat at that dhaba with us. I was seated next to him with gratitude in my heart for this wonderful opportunity! I began to feel energy swirling inside me and felt my mind begin to go blank.

While eating, Mohanji said, “You know I’m eating spicy, because I’m …. cutting Karma.” I couldn’t hear the full sentence and just nodded. He said again, “Tell Kamath what I just told you.” I repeated the part sentence to Kamath who completed the sentence, ‘Cutting your Karma’. I sat there in complete shock. Within seconds, Rajesh and Sanya took the remaining spicy food from Mohanji’s plate and ate it.

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Mohanji eating spicy food at the dhaba

I just sat there in shock processing what I had just heard! How does our beloved Avadhoota in jeans work? No, the mind cannot understand his subtle ways of working.

Only gratitude & surrender.

We reached Kedarnath very late and stayed overnight in a beautiful resort.

While I was in the queue for Darshan & silently chanting, like a flash, appeared a very vibrant and young (around 16-17-year-old) yogi, coming out of the Kedarnath Temple, in just a dhoti. His appearance was similar to Mahavatar Babaji as in the portraits I had seen, and he had a very bright face. Just then, a lady behind me said something to me, and as I turned to the lady and then looked back in the yogi’s direction, he had disappeared! It was all an open area, but I could not see him anywhere!

Was it that my wish (that I made in Lahiri Mahasaya’s Ashram) was granted?

I do not know, but it was a most beautiful sight and I can only bow my head in gratitude.

As I took the first step inside the temple, something shifted inside so strongly, that I could not hold back my tears, and I actually cried out & sobbed loudly!

I felt I belonged to this place, and energy and a strong sense of love enveloped me. It felt like a homecoming after lifetimes. I was sobbing and the guards were looking worried, thinking I was getting altitude sickness and breathing heavily.

I could not really tell them that I was completely fine; it was strong energy, the connection and feeling of belonging to the place.

They left me alone in one corner for a while, and I ended up standing sobbing there for almost 15 minutes with so much bliss & love that my heart could not contain it! So I was standing there in the inner sanctum without being disturbed for almost 10 minutes and was able to offer my prayers and gratitude, whilst others were hurried out of the sanctum.

The next morning, Mohanji was talking to someone about the Kumbh Mela and its significance, while I was standing at some distance, listening. I felt it was a message for me and it turned out that I ended up going to Kumbh in Feb 2019, which is for another blog that I am writing!

While driving back from Kedarnath, we had to stop on the way due to the road being blocked at one point in the journey. We got out of our vehicles and were taking pictures. I saw a beautiful waterfall, and my heart expanded. I started visualising the waterfall doing abhishekam (ritual pouring of water or other offerings) to Mohanji. Lo and behold, in less than 5 minutes, I saw Mohanji walking out of his car and he stood near the waterfall and I was able to capture exactly what I had visualised a few minutes previously.

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Mohanji near the waterfall

I had no words to say anything. I just felt so blessed to have such a compassionate Father, Master, Guru and friend in the form of Mohanji in my life. He knows every wish and fulfils it without a delay if it is from the core of one’s heart.

The last day of the pilgrimage arrived all too soon, and it is always hard to bid goodbye to Mohanji. When my turn came to offer my Pranaams, I had only one question in my heart, ‘When are we meeting again, Father?’ Before I could say anything, Mohanji looked at me and asked me the very same question, “So, Sonia Gandhi, when are we meeting again?” What can I say, he knows my every thought and wish!

So I asked him, ‘Please call me to Kumbh, Father’. He gave me a big smile and said, “Come.

There are many more subtle instances that touched my heart, but it’s hard to list everything.  Yes, he knows my every little wish & fulfils it.

I have only gratitude and more gratitude to our beloved Mohanji.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 26th December 2019

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Nature is the art of God

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Mohanji says, “My beloved children, my whole body consists of rivers, oceans, mountains and many expressions of life. There is a spirit in everything. Do not think that the tree outside your house is separate from you. The tree inhales what you exhale. And what the tree exhales is what you inhale. Can you see this subtle collaboration and deep love? You are inseparably connected, with the trees, plants, flowers and nature. You are existentially connected to all of them.”

Pooja’s experiences are a reminder to us all of how closely we are connected to Mother Nature and how fragile nature is. Her beautiful words describe the joy of being in nature and how she felt and saw the presence of her beloved Guru Mohanji in nature.

by Pooja Sheth, Canada

With Mohanji’s grace, I took a mini-vacation this month. This was a long-awaited trip. We travelled through the west coast of Canada to Banff, Jasper and Vancouver.  I did not have many expectations from this trip; I was only looking forward to a break. I had seen several pictures of the places I was going to visit but, was not prepared for what I saw.

We arrived in Calgary late at night. We had dinner and slept early as we had a long day the next day. We were doing the drive from Calgary to Banff. Words fail to express how beautiful Banff was. I am still not over it. On the drive, there are several ‘viewpoints’ for tourists to stop the car and enjoy the view.  We stopped at a location which had an amazing view. As I sat there, tears started flowing as I could not wrap my mind around how beautiful this place was. I felt so grateful to be there and witness its beauty.

As I sat there, I had a strong desire to do meditation. I wanted to play Devi Kavacham on my phone (my way to express gratitude to Mother Nature) – however, when I was looking at my playlist, instead of Devi Kavacham I clicked on Shivoham. I took this as a sign from Mohanji and sat there meditating on Shivoham. My fellow travellers (my brother and friend) were embarrassed by my listening to anything religious and asked me to stop playing. I told them to pretend that they don’t know me and let me be.

As I was listening to Shivoham, tears kept rolling down as I could not believe the beauty of Prakruti (Mother Nature). I kept saying, “You are me, and I am you”. I felt so deeply connected to nature.   In the evening when we returned to our Airbnb, I sat on my bed to chant the Mohanji Gayatri mantra 108 times. As I was chanting the mantra with my eyes closed, I saw myself in a transparent body and noticed that the entire nature I visited during the day was within me. I clearly saw a river flowing within me. I have read others’ experiences on this, but have never experienced it myself, and I thought this should be shared with all of you. It was truly amazing and I know that I will never be the same again. I feel such a shift within me that I cannot explain it in words.

 

The following two days were spent travelling to Jasper and I noticed again that I was deeply connecting with nature. Any place I went to – whether the mountains, rivers or any viewpoints – I kept saying, “You are me, and I am you”. I just felt one with my surroundings.

During this trip, I read the experience of a devotee who saw Mohanji in the clouds. I said to Mohanji, “I know you are with me, but why can’t I find you in the clouds?” The next moment I felt silly for asking him for this experience. I said, “Why should I ask him for these temporary experiences?” Mohanji knows what experience I need and will give me accordingly.  I noticed that the thought of seeing Mohanji in the clouds kept coming up now and then. I tried to ignore it – arguing with myself, why ask for this?

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But Mohanji is so kind and compassionate, he fulfilled my loving wish. I was at one of the most beautiful locations I have ever visited – Moose Lake, Jasper. Similar to the other experience, tears naturally started flowing as I could not believe what I was witnessing. I told Mother Nature, “How did I get so lucky to witness this?” I was filled with gratitude. Then my attention went to a particular patch of clouds and I noticed it changing shape. Usually my eyes would not fix on one point but in this case, I just could not move my eyes (almost frozen) from that patch of clouds. Lo and behold, I noticed the clouds taking the shape of Mohanji’s face! I thought it was my imagination, so I blinked a couple of times, but the shape stayed. The next moment I thought of taking a picture to share with my M family and I asked Mohanji to stay so I could take a picture, but I noticed the clouds moving again. He came just for me as I had secretly desired to see him in the clouds. There were tears of gratitude as I experienced this.

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PC: Tapan Patel

Our next stop was Vancouver, and we visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  I am extremely afraid of heights. When I say extremely….I mean extremely! It is a phobia. It was so difficult for me to walk the bridge considering that it is not fixed and moves with the movement of people on it. Plus, the bridge can hold a large number of people on it. That made it super scary for me – to see so many people on a ‘moving’ bridge. What I did not know before crossing the bridge was that if you want to exit the park, you have to walk back on the bridge.

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The place also had treetop adventures and cliff walking (exactly as it sounds) on a transparent structure below and on both sides. I always like to face my fears – so I signed up for all the activities. Crossing the suspension bridge was extremely difficult. I did not look at either side and concentrated on just getting to the other side. Then I started the treetop adventure – it was 110 feet above the forest floor. As I was carefully crossing it, I said to Mohanji, “This fear needs to go… I need to let it go…” and I noticed suddenly that I could cross the bridge without much fear. In fact, I got on the middle of one of the bridges and started jumping on it. After that, I successfully did the cliff walk and walked back on the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the exit point of the park.  I don’t think the fear has completely gone but this was a great improvement from where I started. I also could cross the bridge while looking on both the sides and looking down without fear gripping me.

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As I have returned from my trip, I can surely say that I have returned as a different person. There is also a stronger sense of wanting to protect the environment. During our trip, we visited the Vancouver Aquarium and they had exhibits of how humans are destroying the ocean. We even sat down for a documentary and I could not hold my tears when I saw what we are doing to nature. It scares me to think that all the beautiful locations I visited on this trip may not exist for the future generations to witness unless we start protecting our resources.

“Your choice is to be love or to be fear. Fear is darkness. Fear is ignorance. Be love. It is worth it.” – Mohanji

 

Gratitude is such a small word for what I feel, and I can never thank Mohanji enough for this trip and what it did to me. At your lotus feet always Mohanji.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

Compiled, Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 17th October 2019

Disclaimer:

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

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

— Mohanji Testimonials Team