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Mohanji’s appearance in Thiruvannamalai to grace a devotee

By Lata Ganesh

Lata
(March 1, 2014)


I would like to share with you all this beautiful experience during my recent trip to India.  I had, a couple of weeks ago, made a 10-day trip to Chennai from the US, to attend the thread ceremony for my nephew.  Right from the time I left the US, I have been sincerely intending to see Mohanji, my Guru, personally.  I knew that He was going to be in India but his plan was to be in the North and I understood that He was going to be in retreat.  So I could not plan to visit him. The trip was very tight with attending the religious ceremonies and to spend time with my mother and other relatives, some of them aged and needing some time and attention.  I had informed Mohanji about my trip and He had asked me to call him upon reaching Chennai, which I did.  Mohanji granted his blessings to our family and assured us that He will be present during the religious ceremonies.  The ceremony, which took place on the Sivarathri day, went very well, we were graced with the presence of Shirdi Sai Baba and Mohanji and other Masters during the event.

Masters grace the occasion in light bodies

Masters grace the occasion in light bodies

Now that the main purpose of my visit was over, I was really brooding over the fact that I was not able to go North to visit Mohanji and also that I was not going to be able to make another trip to India this year and be part of the Kailash Yatra.  My prayers was answered when the thought of making an impromptu trip to Thiruvannamalai come to mind. It was Friday evening and I called Mohanji again and told Him about this plan.  He said it is a great idea and he gave me the following instructions – (a) serve yogurt rice and pappadam to 11 saints inside the temple, he insisted on the “pappadam” and (b) do a full prostration at the inner sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

Now, my conversation with Mohanji happened late Friday night and shops were closed in Chennai, our trip to Thiruvannamalai had been planned for early morning next day.  (South Indian homes always have a stock of pappadam in their homes, however we had only 13 pappadams left in our stock.) Next morning, we woke up early, fried the pappadams from home and decided to buy the yogurt rice from the temple so that it can be served fresh to the saints.


We left home at about 5 am and had a smooth drive to the temple and were there by noon. My mother and my nephew joined me on this trip. We entered the temple, and as we passed the Murugan Temple where Lord Muruga had given darshan to Arunagirinathar Swami, we saw a very elegant and striking Sadhu with Jada and a sparkle in his eyes, He smiled and nodded a welcome to us. It was as though He was waiting for us to arrive.  I folded my hands in respect to him and walked ahead.  I noticed that in the steps behind the Murugan temple were about 8 saints sitting and I mentioned to Amma that we should give them the yogurt rice packets.  I also mentioned to her about the Sapta Rishi darshan during Mohanji’s recent trip to Karnataka with a few of his devotees.  We then went straight ahead to the shops where they sell prasadams to buy the yogurt rice but the shop had all the other rice specialties except Yogurt Rice!  Amma was getting anxious because she had told me that we will make the yogurt rice at home but I had replied that we will get it fresh at the temple.  However, I was unperturbed as I was sure that when Mohanji tells us to carry out a task and we are sincere about it, He makes sure that it happens beyond our expectations. I went outside the temple to a restaurant nearby, they said they had it and so I paid for the rice packets.  After that I waited and waited, there was no sign of them handing over the packets. After about half an hour, I asked the man at the counter what was going on?  He said they did not have enough so he had asked his father to get it ready from the village nearby.  In about 15-20 minutes a man in a cycle arrived with 11 packets of freshly prepared yogurt rice, warm and wrapped in banana leaves.   The sadhus were all still there behind the Murugan Temple.  The first offering was to this Sadhu with Jada and a sparkle in his eyes. When rice and pappadam was offered to him, he said he had already eaten, and will take only the pappadam.  7 packets were distributed to 7 sadhus in saffron robes and there was one Siddha purusha (wearing a white dhoti and a white towel) sitting at a higher step in a very peculiar posture bent like an inverted “C” against the wall (Thiruvannamalai is a well-known residing place of Siddhas and Masters.) There was a very old saint sitting on the other side and two old women.  So papaddam and rice were given to 11 saints. By this time, two dogs arrived.  One dog took the pappadam and ate it. The other dog, an extremely beautiful being, as though chiseled in gold but a very peaceful look in the eyes was looking directly at us as we walked into the temple. So the 11 packets of rice and 13 pappadams were accepted.

Amma before entering the Temple

Amma before entering the Temple

I have no idea who the Mahans were, but I could sense the closeness with this one Saint who welcomed us. I was drawn to him, His eyes were so powerful and so familiar. The whole experience was surreal filled with overpowering grace.  I was so peaceful while all this was happening, I was aware that I had the camera with me, but I could not get myself to take a picture of the Saints.  They were precious moments (I now feel so bad for not taking the photos), but at that time, I just could not bring myself to do it!
Now as we moved on, the real challenge, while visiting Arunachala, we would normally arrange through a friend with a priest at the temple to take us inside the main temple.  This time, neither the friend nor the priest was available.  Deep inside me, I was sure that we will go near Eashwara, something was telling me strongly.  I was just reciting Mohanji Gayatri in my mind and we stood in the line with about 50-70 people ahead of us.  As we reached closer to the main sanctuary there were a number of people coming out of the garba griha, so we got the opportunity to stand in front of the deity for a long time and pray.  It is difficult to go inside the garba griha unless you know someone there or part of a high delegation.  I had no mind to leave the place without entering inside as Mohanji had instructed me to do a namaskar right inside, so we were hanging around there for some time.  The gatekeeper was not happy and was pushing us away.  Finally, I talked to the priest there and told him that we wanted to go in and after paying a small sum to the gatekeeper, we were allowed to go right inside, in front of the Jyotirlinga. The “Arut Perum Jyoti – Compassionate light of God” totally consumes you there! What an amazing darshan, I was so overwhelmed by the grace and compassion of the Lord.  We did an archana to the Lord and I also did a full prostration right there. The gatekeeper/policemen were saying that we cannot do a namaskaram there, but I paid no heed.  Thank you for giving this opportunity, Mohanji.  The moment I put my forehead on the floor of the temple, I could feel the vibration in my entire body. It was like an earthquake happening inside the mountain. I was totally humbled and ever grateful for being able to do this. Thiruvannamalai is Dakshin Kailash and Shiva himself resides in the mountain.

We then came to the Devi temple. Normally we would visit Devi first and then go to Maheshwara, but somehow it happened the other way around!  There again the lines were long.  As we were proceeding closer to the deity, I had this deep desire to be able to go to the garba griha here as well.  As this thought came, I suddenly turned around and saw to my surprise the same Saint we had seen at the beginning, the one with the long jada and smiling eyes.  I got a bit of a jolt.  He was smiling.  As soon as I saw him, my inner voice said, nothing to worry, you will be able to go inside the main sanctuary now.   I don’t know how and where the saint appeared from. In a few minutes, we were right in front of the deity, and among so many people standing there, the priest opened the door and gestured to me and Amma and asked us to enter the garba griha, this was a total miracle!  I was totally awe-struck!  We offered prayers to the Divine Mother.  It was so blissful and fulfilling.

The main temple gopuram against the backdrop of the Arunachala hilltop

The main temple gopuram against the backdrop of the Arunachala hilltop

As we came out of the Devi shrine, the Saint was standing right there!  He had a wooden wand in his hand.  I went and prostrated before him (Amma did the same).  He gave blessings in pure Tamil, I had some cash in my hand and asked him if I can give him a dakshina and he smiled and said I most certainly can and accepted it.  I was overjoyed at the same time humbled.

After this we came out and we really had no desire for anything else.  The Saint however was following us, He was walking with someone talking to him.  We continued the Parikrama of the Girivalam in the car, as we were getting off the car to the other Linga temples around the mountain.  I spotted the Saint again 2-3 times.  Finally as we were reaching Ramanashram, the Saint passed us and walked ahead. At the Ramana Ashram, we had the honor of meeting with Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj, a disciple of Sri Swami Purushottamananda Puri Maharaj.  Swamiji was very loving and talked to us for almost an hour and bless us well.


As we were at the Ashram amongst the beautiful Arunachala Hills, it dawned on me that the Saint who welcomed us and literally took us around the Temple and blessed us and walked us back was none other than Mohanji himself.  He had accepted the Pappadam as he had mentioned in the call the earlier day! It was really such a beautiful experience which words cannot do justice to. I don’t’ know whether I deserve such love and compassion, but I am so grateful for this.  March 1 was my mother’s birthday, so I am thankful that I could accompany her on this trip – even spending time with Mom is a rarity these days when you are so far away geographically.  Also it was the day of Amavasya (New Moon), so offering food and pappadam to the Saints is very auspicious.  I have been following Mohanji’s instruction of doing the Trikala pooja (Offering it to the Kula devata, Ishta devata, Naga devata, Pitr devata and Gurus) everyday before taking food and I think as a result this miraculous opportunity was given.


Thank you, Mohanji, from the bottom of my heart.

“Parabrahmaya Vidhmahe, Shiva Tathwaaya Dheemahee, Tanno Mohan Prachodayaat” Om Sree Gurubyo Namaha

“Parabrahmaya Vidhmahe, Shiva Tathwaaya Dheemahee, Tanno Mohan Prachodayaat”
Om Sree Gurubyo Namaha

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The Mohanji Factor – Part 2

Prompted by numerous personal questions and allusions, Biba sets the record straight. She lovingly urges us to be aware and beware of the fires of judgement and gossip, of negativity and jealousy that perpetually mislead us. Instead she invites us to join her in soaring above, in taking a higher view of the purpose of marriage, of life and liberation, and to enjoy the unlimited views from Mohanji’s platform of unconditional love and service.

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The most auspicious imprints of Light on our foreheads..

More than any of the wedding photos, it is this photo that I love and treasure the most. It was taken soon after Mohanji and I met in Dubai in 2007. It was only two years later that I noticed the most auspicious imprint of Light on our foreheads – AUM symbol on his and a cross on mine. What a beautiful gift from the Divine, a blessing signifying union based on Love that transcends the boundaries of religions. And this is exactly what we were brought together to serve, what lies in the heart of our spiritual mission – purity and unconditionality of love beyond all barriers, leading to liberation.

It does not take long to realize that Mohanji truly is beyond barriers, open and universal. He cannot be bound. If anyone tries to bind him, he or she will lose him forever. He is like the wind. You can never bind wind. Once he said “We are terrestrially married. But, many people are married to my consciousness. All are inseparably connected. All are one!” It is wonderful to belong to our fast-growing global family – I am its member and that gives me tremendous fulfillment. I am its least jealous member as I know that many people may be even more connected than I to Mohanji’s consciousness. It does not matter. We are all one consciousness. Nobody can own consciousness – we can only choose to ‘plug in’ or not to do so.

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The mighty third eye that invites/welcomes you into the Light

Just for the record’s sake, when someone implied recently that I was supporting Mohanji financially because at present I am still working in Oman, I told them the truth. Mohanji sticks to his dharma (duty) to the whole world, including his immediate family and the larger family across the globe. Ever since Mohanji left his job in June 2012, and even before, he has not taken a single penny from me. Instead, he has always contributed in many ways, financially or otherwise, directly or through other people. He has always earned his own living. When I was low in funds and had a genuine requirement, he would take care in the minutest ways. For example, my phone got damaged recently, and without me telling him, a new and better phone arrived. He ensures our lives flow smoothly and that any real requirements are taken care of in the present. We may not have great savings and financial insurance/assurance for the future, but we have something far more valuable – a global spiritual family and true surrender to the Divine. After Mohanji left the corporate world I was not sure how he would handle finances, but now I see that Mohanji is not dependent on my or anyone else’s income – he only gives and never takes from anyone. People do give him gifts or money out of gratitude; but he never asks anyone. Even if he takes something from someone, he gives them much more than what he takes. There are numerous testimonials to support this.

Marrying Mohanji was a conscious choice that I made. He even warned me that he would not be the regular husband material expected by regular women. He said “I operate based on fulfillment. Fulfillment is essential to walk the path of liberation. Unfulfilled desires lead to binding and further births. I do whatever it takes to unhook from time, place, people and events continuously and consistently. I never allow myself to be bound nor do I bind those who come to me. I must stay liberated to lead others to liberation. In my life, there are no do’s or don’ts – whether society understands this or not, there is only liberation. Just a single pointed journey towards complete liberation. Even if there is one desire, it may bring you back to earth.”

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Just a single pointed journey towards complete liberation…

Mohanji interacts with many people on daily basis – most genuinely care, but there are also some who express jealousy and ingratitude. After gaining so much from him, they turn around and criticize him. I often feel a lot of sadness when I see such people leaving with bitterness and enmity. Mohanji always remains unaffected. He has total clarity towards his mission. He keeps walking. Many people tried to topple him or slow him down. He kept moving and took care of the people who chose to walk with him on this mighty path of liberation. He never hated anyone for scandalizing him; instead he loved them and prevented angry retaliations from his people. Some would bring a bag full of expectations and when Mohanji could not fulfill all of them, they would walk away from him to another guru. He was never bothered. He never cared. Even when people talked and wrote badly about him for no apparent reason, he would be as cool as ever. If questioned, he would say“Anger is a terrible weakness. Have nothing to do with it. Be kind. Be compassionate towards those who are ignorant. They will understand one day. Just be patient.” Once when a friend of ours informed him of the bad things another spiritual guru had written about him, he said “This is his opinion. I have nothing to do with it.” It was as simple as that. His favorite lines from Shakespeare are: “The good that men do is interred with their bones while the negative stays even after their death”.

I realized the simple truth that each person is entitled to have his or her opinion about anybody or anything. But, truly, it does not matter. Life goes on. Mohanji’s determination is quite evident in his everyday life. He has conviction and determination. His aim is pure and selfless. He cares for others from the heart and has zero pretensions. People leave him, and talk badly about him to many others and then when they come back to him, after recognizing their mistake, he welcomes them back as if nothing happened. I find that so beautiful.

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The contemporary Mohanji – and his watch

Some complain about Mohanji using modern gadgets, being active on social media, etc. Mohanji indeed is contemporary and he uses modern gadgets to stay in touch with people. He keeps time and also keeps in contact. He says “I am living in the present. The materials available in the present are what I can access and use. This is exactly what I am expected to do as well.” Mohanji values time a lot. He wears a watch almost 24/7 and mainly sleeps with a watch around his wrist. People gift him watches and he also gifts watches to people. Why is he so ‘attached’ to watches? In his own words:

“Time on earth is precious, as we live linear to time. We have taken the body and its attachments for a specific duration. We have no right to procrastinate and waste time. Always be prompt, and do good to other people. In the absolute terms, time is exactly like money on earth. Time is the transactional material in karmic life. Just as our time on earth is precious and limited, others time is equally precious. We have no right to take anyone’s time for granted, unless otherwise if it is beyond our control. I keep time. I ride on time. Wrist watch makes me aware of my time, the flow of time and the need to move on. Wrist watch is a reminder, a connection that reminds me of earthly duties and its available duration. In a watch, I look at a bright dial which glows in the night with which I can read the time in the night, date, month and day. This keeps me with time. If I do not keep time, how am I living my message?”

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A hug or bowing to the feet – how does it matter when only Love is real (Mohanji with my beloved grandma Ana)

Mohanji doesn’t not give any importance whatsoever to formalities of any type. Touching the feet of the elders and one’s guru especially, is most natural in most parts of India. It is something that is nurtured throughout one’s upbringing. In the West however, the same is mainly perceived as an act of submission, something that is awkward and inappropriate. I always find it interesting to observe how uncomfortable the non-Indian nationals who come for our meditations feel when they see the Indians lining up to touch the feet of Mohanji. If there are newcomers I always make it a point to explain the following to them: you are by no means obliged to touch Mohanji’s feet and should never feel pressured to do so just because others do it. Mohanji will not be offended or disappointed if you shake his hand or give him a hug instead. However, if you do feel comfortable/happy to do it, here is what needs to be understood: Bowing to the feet of the Master is a physical action that supports the mental/emotional process of nullification of the ego and full surrender to Divine. Moreover, one should not just bow, but gently place his/her third eye onto the tip of the Guru’s big toe. Something indescribably profound happens in that moment. If one is eligible, that one moment in time can change the person’s karmic blueprint and bring about deep cleansing and utmost bliss.

When a small group of us in Muscat did Mohanji’s Pada Pooja (worship of the feet of the Master) for the first time (this was back in 2011, in Muscat). I watched him going into expanded state as the mantras were being chanted and his feet washed with rose water, milk, etc. The atmosphere was very loving, auspicious, intimate.

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Pada Pooja (on Gurupoornima 2011) that ended with Samadhi

When my turn came, I felt like placing my third eye onto the tip of his big toe (I remembered the insight about a subtle connection between Ajna chakra and the big toe from my Yoga Teachers Training in India). I somehow reached the sofa and sat into meditation. I could not move for quite some time as I went into a most blissful, breathless state – it was as if I was placed inside an energy bubble which stopped all my thoughts and made me experience the purest state of beingness. I remember that the voices of others seemed as if they were coming from a distance and even if I would open my eyes I could not even blink – nothing could disturb that perfect stillness and most wondrous aliveness which filled every cell of my body.

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I drank from the Source…

Mohanji explained to me later that I went into a type of Samadhi state, I ‘drank from the  Source.’ I learned from that experience that, when it comes to ancient practices, one should always look beyond the seeming formalities…

Once I heard Mohanji saying something that I truly cherished and applied immediately in my everyday life: “This is a perishable piece of flesh; yours too. Whenever you scandalize, criticize, judge or spread hatred against anyone, remember clearly that you are getting contaminated. Your inner space is becoming devil’s workshop. More than the one whom you try to harm, you are getting harmed. Your inner guru, your guiding force is suffering. Your conscience is getting damaged. You are adding more suffering into your endless path of existence. You are adding lifetimes of agony. Acts of kindness work right the opposite way. Hence choose kindness instead of hatred. I am not in the least affected by your opinions about me. But you are. Who wants a life filled with sorrows and hatred? Life is worth living only if it is filled with love and happiness. No guru can save anyone who keeps poisoning himself with negativity. Prevention is always better than cure. Live a disciplined and tidy life free from gossip and negativities. Life itself will take you to liberation.” Mohanji has always been clear about his path and his mission. Being an introvert, his articulation was less in the early days, but now life situations have pushed him to express more, which is something I watch with amusement. :-)

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Mohanji the introvert – now in full action

Whenever someone alludes that I am like a ‘single mother’ or whenever my mind starts playing games, I remind myself of the grace that has brought me here, the grace that fills my life with beauty and wonder. When Mohanji made the choice to leave the corporate world at the height of his career and dedicate himself fully to spiritual work, I agreed to stay in Oman with Mila and continue working while he improvises his life. There have been tough moments, but when purpose is strong and beautiful, nothing is really all that difficult. Sacrifice and selflessness bring out the true beauty in human beings. Besides, Mohanji has the ability to express his presence even in his absence. There are many testimonials from many of you affirming his potential to be everywhere, but nowhere.

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Far from being a single mother – Mohanji cares for us every single moment, in one way or the other..

Far from being a single mother, as Mohanji cares for us every single moment, one way or the other, I behold the beautiful platform for serving thousands across the globe, the opportunities for service and upliftment of many that he keeps creating with utmost spontaneity. He continues to create these beautiful platforms for me and many others who are walking the path with him, without partiality or selfishness. I know not what my life would have been like without Mohanji in it, but am certain that I couldn’t have possibly created such a platform for service on my own. Mohanji’s activities worldwide are ours too – as a family we flow through all of it together, through all the ups and downs on the path. Mohanji never owns anything. It is up to us to make best use of the platform that he has created or else it will remain only that – a platform, a mold out of which something beautiful could have been created. Everyone’s contribution to the great cause is truly valuable. Words from the context of American football come to my mind – “When given a ball, you must run with it.”

When given a ball, you must run with it - when given a sky, you can't but fly!

When given a ball, you must run with it – when given a sky, you can’t but fly!

All in all, what is there to complain about? What more could I possibly ask for? So rest assured, my beloved readers, I am perfectly happy and contented. I cannot ask for more. Neither could I have got a master as a husband nor could I have created such a large platform for service, without the grace of the Divine. I do not intend to steal his presence from all of you nor can I enjoy his company alone. He belongs to the world. He is love incarnate. He is just too eager to give you everything that he can. As Mohanji says “I came empty handed. I give all I have here. And I leave empty handed.”

I would like to highlight Mohanji’s words which I find to be equally applicable to the East and West of today, to all for that matter: “Generation after generation has crucified those who expressed compassion without expectation out of sheer love. Never be perturbed by criticism which comes out of non-understanding. Be always objective. The mission is above everything. Liberation from the birth and death cycle is the most important thing in everyone’s life. Nothing else in the world is permanent. Nothing else is worth it. All are sensory pleasures. Feel free to enjoy them, if you have desires for them, with the clear understanding that life is beyond these pleasures. A liberated person can enjoy every moment in perfect detachment. Nothing is taboo. Nothing binds. A seeker could very well be bound if he indiscriminately indulges in sensory pleasures. This is the difference. What matters is awareness. What matters is objectivity. Nothing is good or bad for a liberated being. Everything is just part of existence. Life moves on. Live liberated. Leave liberated. Do not get involved in any kind of negativity through food, emotions or intellect. Consume only positive stuff. Avoid all those who bring negativity to you and give them positivity instead, without contaminating yourself.”

Suppression and any form of pretension (including ‘Holier than Thou’-type spiritual ego expressions) was never my cup of tea. When Mohanji and I got married I told him that I hoped no posing and pretension would be expected of me as a “Guruma” (Guru’s wife), that cultural differences surely exist and I may not meet the expectations of all his devotees in India. He smiled and said “You are more Indian than many Indians” (referring to my passion for Yoga, service and satwic lifestyle). He assured me that on our path one should always remain natural, spontaneous and true to him/herself.

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I choose to be always natural, spontaneous and true to myself

Finally, I would like to touch upon one more important topic. While physically present in this realm of duality, Masters too are vulnerable and although able to rise above the suffering, they do experience pain. Being a Master, expressing openly and being accessible to people is something that requires unimaginably great courage for negative forces will not hesitate to scheme, manipulate and attack. The attacks can happen directly or through people who are filled with negativity and unconsciously (or sometimes even by free will) become their instruments. I have witnessed several horrific astral attacks on Mohanji. One that I will never forget resulted in his spine deforming into a letter S…

– as Mohanji operates through the spine, they were aiming to hit where it ‘counts the most’ and they surely caused some nuisance, but Mohanji recovered within a couple of days. Generally, he always plays it down, if not add some humor.

Needless to say, I was deeply concerned for Mohanji’s wellbeing and it hurt me to see him in pain, unable to sleep properly. A group of us gathered to perform Arati on Mohanji and pray to Baba, from the bottom of our heart, to heal Mohanji…

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During Arati and prayers for healing of Mohanji…

We had the most memorable Divine experience that evening, which I don’t have the inner confirmation to share. Mohanji soon got healed and our joy knew no bounds!

I recall one morning when Mohanji’s body looked far more muscular than usual. I could not help but notice that and asked him how that happened. He told me that he had fought a big battle with demonic forces on the astral plane the whole night, in rescue of one helpless being who was like a lamb surrounded by bloodthirsty wolves. I’ve also met several people so far who have asked Mohanji whether he could open their third eye. However, they do not have spiritual, mental and emotional maturity to be able to handle all that comes with the opening of the third eye… This is a process that should never be rushed and manipulated. Sometimes, ignorance is indeed bliss.

When our daughter Mila fell from a height of 4,5m onto a marble floor in Nov 2013, I experienced pain incomparable to anything else I’ve ever experienced. I have been through a war, the humiliations of being a refugee, risked my life on daily basis while working for the UN in Kosovo and went through a near-death experience, but nothing could be compared to this. Any parent would gladly trade his/her life for that of a child. The way Mohanji handled this situation is something I will never forget – after three days in ICU, we were able to ‘bounce back’ and even went onto stage the during ACT Fusion concert, dressed up in colorful clothes, as if nothing had happened. This experience was truly magical.

During this speech I realized why I had to be born in a country ridden by war and undergo certain tough experiences– suddenly it all made a lot of sense. I realized how Existence was preparing me all along for this path, helping me develop the courage and determination required to tread the pathless path, the path to Liberation.

It was then that I realized that when we are connected to Mohanji, physically or metaphysically, or even when he is around physically or non-physically, things just happen – big problems become laughable jokes. There is always a surge in energy and we are put on the fast track of objectivity. He magically solves tough issues and makes us walk the path to strengthen and empower us.

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When we are connected to Mohanji, physically or metaphysically, or even when he is around physically or non-physically, things just happen – big problems become laughable jokes.

With this positive note, I shall conclude this blog aimed at setting things straight with respect to various people’s questions directed to me about my life with Mohanji. Perhaps many of you are fortunate to spend more time with Mohanji as he keeps on traveling. I do not envy you. I believe you have earned that time and your connection with him. In the end, all of us get what we deserve. The Law of Karma, just like Law of Gravitation, is infallible.

Life is as it flows. We are all one.

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Live your Truth, be of service to others and you can’t but radiate the eternal, ever-new joy of the Self

In love and service,

Biba Mohan

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The Mohanji Factor – Part 1

Being married to a Master is certainly no ordinary life. The Mohanji Factor is hard to define. Can we really understand the Divine through the narrow lens of our limited faculties? In this (two part) blog, Biba Mohan opens a window into her home and heart, sharing precious glimpses and perspectives of life with Mohanji.

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18 April 2010 – a date that marked a union beyond time

The intention behind this text is to share with you how the great challenge – and even greater blessing – of being married to Mohanji truly feels. I do hope this will dissolve the doubts and concerns of some.

When I decided to marry Mohanji, I knew very well that I was marrying uncertainty. There would be no structured living. The regular, clock-work married life was never my cup of tea anyway. I liked challenges and this is surely something we have aplenty.

Five hours after Mohanji and I got married at the Registrar’s office, followed by the usual meal and family gathering, we were in a different city conducting meditation. Some of the relatives were disgruntled and I could not find words to effectively explain why we had to leave early… That moment marked a marriage most unusual in its nature. I knew I was marrying changes, fluidity, out-of-the-comfort-zone challenges and liberation. This was fully in line with my rebellious nature – I always liked doing things in accordance with what felt right to me, what had my inner confirmation. When a journalist from Dubai way back in 2008 interviewed me about my Yoga teaching and movie acting experience, I was surprised to see how she chose to name it – “Rebel with a cause”. I thought about it more deeply and it struck me how true this is.

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Not that my rebellion was making me focus on what I am against, but I always stood for my own truth and believed that only when we have the courage to live our truth can our life become truly fulfilling.

Religious dogma and certain societal rules that made absolutely no sense to me did not stand much chance in my world.. For example, when Mohanji and I got married, I felt free to choose my own wedding gown instead of the usual white – I thought “after all, it is my wedding and I should be wearing something I truly enjoy.” The same applied to the choice of the wedding ring. I never enjoyed wearing a ring on the ring finger, only on the middle finger. I came across a ring that truly symbolized our union – two hearts connected in eternal flow of energy, celebrating Love with no hooks, Love beyond all barriers, Love pure and eternal…

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The wedding ring of Truth

I cannot think of Mohanji as a man or a husband. I perceive him to be a being of sheer purpose; a free being who also happens to be my husband, but first and foremost an entity that is here and everywhere, with many people in multiple aspects of being-ness, moving effortlessly between tasks and places.

Very often people cannot see beyond the obvious. They are unaware that they are judging a situation using their mind’s limited faculties. When Mohanji sometimes scolds me in front of others, certain questions soon come my way: “Why is he so abrupt and rude with you?” or “Does Mohanji ever spend time with you? Does he talk to you with love, kindness and consideration? Does he spend time with Mila?” I therefore decided to write a blog on this, to set the record straight.

My answer to that would be the following – Mohanji is objective and totally impartial. He grants me no special favors, nothing more than anyone else receives. I never expect any either because I know his heart and I know his dedication to the higher purpose that he lives for. He is, as he says, “purpose-bound”.

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Mohanji’s ‘purpose-bound’ expression

I see that purposefulness happening all the time. Indeed he is like a mirror, filling into the vessel that you bring to him. If you bring anger and a hatred-filled mind, he responds in the same way with laser sharp definiteness in order to blast it off you that very instant. The same principle applies to me in those moments when he scolds me.  If you bring love however, he is love and he melts… The mirror called Mohanji sincerely and objectively reflects your own constitution.

Whenever he has uttered sharp words to anyone, I have clearly seen things change in them almost immediately. His presence always transforms and heals. Many people however come with expectations. Those people will also leave with complaints. Expectations never work with Mohanji. He never caters to such desires. He always says “I never intercept or interfere with anyone’s karma. All I do is remove blockages so that they could move on effectively in evolution”. Those who complain have clearly not understood him. When I once told him that his straightforward approach may be taken as rude behavior, he said: “What have I got to do with people? I never do anything for myself. I do it for their own good. I do it out of love and compassion and the need to shake them up, to wake them up from their deep slumber of routine habitual ignorant patterns. I am doing it out of love, not hatred. When someone scolds another out of anger and hatred, it is not good for either party. What I do is not out of anger or hatred for the person. It is out of love. That makes my responses pure and clear. If someone does not understand that and thus decides to leave me, how can I help it?” Indeed, the crucial difference is in the intention – are the reactions based on love or hatred? This should be clearly understood.

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The blessing of scolding

Whenever he scolded me, I never felt the usual sensation of the heart chakra shrinking, the painful emotional scarring which is often remembered long after. On the contrary, I always felt something was being removed from me. Some blockage would be cleared, followed by an inner shift, bringing a sense of relief, clarity and blissful lightness. What’s even more interesting is that I do not even remember any of his past scoldings. I honestly cannot remember a single one. And even he will not remember what he told me or anyone else after the incident unless someone reminds him. He always operates in the present, sliding to the next and next event effortlessly. Nothing stays in his canvass as he glides through life. Nothing can hold him beyond the specific time. This, I must say, is the unique quality of a Master – if a Master cannot scold his disciple and prick the balloon of his/her ego, then he is no Master.

Sugar-coated words due to second agendas are the quality of politicians, not spiritual Masters. Every true disciple should recognize the value of scolding and accept it with gratitude, for nobody can fight the in-built ego mechanism, but a Master can. In my case, the situation is unique and slightly more challenging because my Master is also my husband and when disagreements happen all wives like to be right at least sometimes. :-) However, I don’t have that right – and can’t complain either cause that was my own conscious choice!

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Love is…

I have witnessed something beautiful about Mohanji in many life situations till date – he carries no anger, hatred or enmity towards anyone. He just responds to situations objectively and moves on. One day he said “Look at the birds and animals. They accept life situations as they come. A poor cat was hurt in a traffic accident. Its legs were broken. It dragged itself to one side of the pavement and licked its wound. It stopped crying almost immediately and started handling its new situation. Look at its objectivity! Why are we so resistant? If it was a human being, he/she would instantly find someone to blame and make the given situation worse. Lack of acceptance of what is given is one of the primary causes of human sorrow. Nobody ever gets anything that he/she does not deserve. So, acceptance of reality is important in order not to be stuck with a place, person or a situation.”

Indeed, it is our resistance that leads us to the blame game, to sorrow and self-pity. But this does not apply to Mohanji. This was especially noticable during the times when he worked in the corporate world (until mid 2012). Wherever he worked, he never waited for others to complete his work. He used to work hard, day and night, and never switched his mobile phone off (I must admit, I was not too pleased with that…). Always available and ready for work! Despite his hard work and despite bringing a lot of new business to his company, his management often treated him in an unjust manner. He would just brush it aside and say “I operate in my capacity and they do so in theirs. Life moves on.” Mohanji brushed off the injustice and left them to handle their own karma. The same applied to those who cheated him or let him down in life. He just detached from the person, place or event and moved on. Total acceptance and objectivity was obvious in all his work. He always used to say “If you are good in what you do, you will be in demand. The sun cannot be hidden even by the thickest of clouds for long.”

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The sun that shines even in darkness

Mohanji is a thorough introvert. I know this better than anyone else. He likes to be left alone. I always remember a story from his childhood – when a primary school teacher asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said “I want to be alone.” This made the teacher brand him as a retarded child! I am sure her opinion would have changed if she could see the Mohanji of today.  As the number of people coming to him has increased manifold over the last few years, his private time has become increasingly precious and limited. He never complains. He only requests discipline and understanding from people. At the same time, Mila and I are not just brushed aside. He never misses even the minutest detail and always ensures that we are taken care of and protected. He attends to us, wherever he is, in one way or the other, often through someone. All I know is that in the end our problem gets solved. Bear in mind, he does the same with almost everyone who is connected to him. Can you imagine the size of his workload in this world?

The numerous testimonials coming out each day through mails and blogs are a true reflection of what Mohanji is to the world. He is the same to me. He means the world to me. To many people across the world, he means the world to them too. He has touched many lives over the years. Many people have come and at the same time many have left disillusioned too. As mentioned above, it is usually those who come with many expectations that leave disillusioned. Mohanji used to tell me: “This person will not stay. He has come with expectations. I cannot fulfill his desires. This is against his karma. I will not do anything against his karma.” Mohanji always stays with the truth and ethics of spirituality. I have seen him doing things which even made him sick and bed-ridden – people would come to him with serious problems and out of sheer compassion, he would remove their affliction and bring it onto himself, leaving them liberated. This used to worry me. Then I would remind myself “He knows what he is doing. He has clarity of purpose and a will of steel. I should not interfere.” Still love would overwhelm my heart.

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Still love would overwhelm my heart…

As I sit down to write my thoughts, a thousand faces travel through my mind. The faces of those whom Mohanji has touched over the last 7 years since I have known him. He has empowered thousands. He has touched so many lives across the globe positively, blessing them with exactly that what they were lacking in order for them to evolve further. Moreover, spirituality aside, he has enriched many people’s lives through consultancy work without any expectations. One can actually touch and feel the “Mohanji Factor” in people’s lives even though some may not want to accept it due to their ego. But, as I write this, I know that his existence on earth has empowered and continues to empower thousands. What is a life worth, if it is not lived for others? Many people have written blogs and sent in testimonials about the “Mohanji Factor” in their lives. Many have chosen to ignore it, calling it coincidence. I sincerely feel pity if grace cannot be received and cherished gracefully. Mohanji has always kept on delivering in whatever form he chooses. He has never expected anything from or cared about those who love him or criticize him. He just made himself available and kept on delivering. The Mohanji Factor continues to touch many lives every moment. Needless to say, it makes me proud to be a part of this mission, to be a part of this grand movement of unconditional love.

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The Mohanji Factor continues to touch many lives every moment..

Mohanji has always believed in delivering fully and completely at all times, without any scheming or second agenda. But if there is one thing that Mohanji detests in people, it is artificiality, along with pretention and masks. Without naming anyone in particular, he would often say “These people need nothing from me. They will get nothing. They do not care for liberation. They are wasting my time – I can give them nothing. They came to share with me their pretension and insecurities. Some of them have come to compare me with another. I have nothing to do with it. They wasted my time and theirs.” On another occasion, I heard him tell someone on the phone “Oh, she has nothing to do with God realization. She is just after some spiritual sensations. I am the wrong person for that. My path is that of annihilation of everything and merger with the supreme. All she needs for spiritual elevation, if that is her true choice, is a conscious shedding of her pretensions. She can reach the highest only by shedding her masks.”

Some of my friends tell me “You are like a single Mom. Your husband is never around.” That may be true physically, but Mohanji makes his presence felt to us in numerous ways all of the time. My husband called Mohanji is handling a large mission, connecting continents and a multitude of beings. He works more than 18 hours a day. He sleeps very little. Even if he sleeps, the same is used for a purpose which is not personal. In the moments when I would witness his barely noticeable breathing and enhanced radiance (signifying astral travel and work on other planes) I would be reminded that this is what I asked for and got blessed with – so how could I ever complain? I could not possibly imagine all the challenges that would come our way, but was mentally prepared to accept all that would come with this decision. We even lived together for three years before we actually got married. I knew that he would belong to the world and I was happy that I would get to serve the world through him and together with him, which is what I always wanted to do in life. When I asked Baba in 2006 for a Master as a husband, what I actually meant was ‘May I marry only if that will further enhance my service to humanity and elevate me further. Nothing compares to a union through which one can celebrate and serve Love.”

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(to be continued…)

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Appearance of BABAJi on Mohanji’s Eye-card

by Sandeep Mishra

With the permission of and with reverence to Mohanji, I am hereby writing my other divine experience.  Before narrating it, I would like to surrender and prostrate at the feet of my Guru Mohanji.  Being the Parabrahma, the supreme power, Mohanji is the only doer. I am an object and the use of “I” is just a grammatical necessity _/\_  J.

I do the POP mediation at home regularly with Mohanji’s permission.  On February 9th 2014, I attended a Power of Purity Mediation session in Mumbai for the first time.  I always wanted to have one of Mohanji’s eye-cards, as I only have a digital copy, not a proper paper eye card with “Unconditional love is your true nature” marked on it.

At this first session of POP mediation I was given an eye-card. I was very happy.  I wanted it and I got it J.  The mediation went well. I had a nice experience during the mediation.  Afterwards I took Prasad J and returned home happily. At home, before I went to bed, I took out the card and tried to connect with Mohanji. At that time I saw MAHAVATAR BABAJI in the lotus posture on Mohanji’s third eye. Moreover, I can see it now and all of the time!

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The next day I asked Mohanji about this and he said, “You are on the right track… Keep connecting. It is reaching where it should.” His words were more than a confirmation and assurance of higher elevation.

My mother is a simple minded woman and she is also a SADANANADA BABA devotee. She is very well connected to BABA. Whenever I start reading about any satpurusha (very holy and enlightened person), I generally don’t tell her so as not to confuse her. However, she always gets his vision or dreams of him. I spoke to Mohanji about this and he said it is a soul connection and that we all are connected J.

From the next day onwards, my mother started visioning white light in the form of NAAG (snake). I was not surprised and it was more than double assurance for me.

I know I am not worth much at all, and yet he has given me the wonderful gift of glimpsing the no mind state (timeless state). I now know what to strive for. I heartily thank you Mohanji. Thank you for your unconditional love, your attention and for everything. I know that I can give you nothing in return because everything is you, and everything is yours, even I am yours. Please keep us away from all mundane desires, from ego and jealousy. Please keep your blessing on each and every one of us.

Love you Mohanji _/\_  <3

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Mohanji’s Light Guidance

by Annette Alixandra Vanderzon
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PAST LIFE REGRESSION

When doing one of my own past life regression, I normally go into a light meditative state. In my imagination I then create a scene where I walk down from some sort of a house down a hill to a stream or river.  At the river, I create a boat upon which I then step to begin my journey down the river.

Then I quietly float down the river watching the sky and listen to the birds as I float down the river.  You may do this as well.  In my meditaiton, the boat I create is normally grand, after all it is my imagination, I can make it as I wish.

When it feels appropriate, I get off the boat.  I look down at my feet to determine what I’m wearing and perhaps which gender I am, and then begin walking to the town, village, hut, castle, whatever to see what unfolds.  This is what “normally” happens in my journeys.

When I guide others through past lives, I use the same organization and leave the details to the person being guided into a past life.

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Mohanji had warned others not to do past life regressions but had given me an exception and when I had this amazing experience, I knew He had been guided by Divine – as of course He always is :)

Before this regression, I had emailed Biljana Mohan, his wife, to ask who Mohanji was in the past life during the time of Christ.  While Mohanji was here, I’d had a vision of Christ which honestly I found odd. Although I’ve had visions of great beings, I had never had a vision of Christ and here I am going to daily Satsang with an Indian guru and having a vision of a Christian Avatar – this was kind of odd.  But, when I told Mohanji about it, I was very surprised to hear him say, “four people had the same vision at the same time.”

This made me realize it was a valid vision and that Mohanji had been alive at the time of Christ and that probably all the beings having this vision at this time were alive during this time period. That we would all run into each other and reunite is not odd it is of course appropriate, the energies would exist for us to resolve those karmic ties which had occurred then and they would need to be cleared and cleaned.

So, I wanted to know, which personality in the lifetime of Jesus Christ had been Mohan ji and if I was alive, who was I?  Biljana Mohan suggested I do a past life regression to discover whether I could find out and she graciously and generously emailed me one of her own past life regressions which I found very interesting and it inspired me to do my own regression.

As I sat down to write this blog, I wanted to have the exact recollection as I sent it to her then but I cannot find it in my email nor my files so, I will have to recreate it from memory.

So, as I walked down the hill to the river and instead of my normal yacht, I was very surprised to see a simple old canoe. And, on it was an old boat man with a stick with his back to me. I thought, ‘okay whatever, the style of the boat is not important but having someone else present during my own meditation is very, very strange.  Who is this character in my meditation?’ And, the boat man then turned around and oh my God, it was Mohanji.

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So, I prepared for the ride.  That was a waste of a single breath and thought.  Forget it, we were off. No time to “prepare.”

He took me instantly off the planet, it may be wiser to say we left the third and fourth dimensions, and we were immediately in another dimension. Somehow, although new to my memory in this lifetime, the place seemed familiar. There were beings there but they were rather like golden balls which floated around. I had the sense that Buddha was behind me and there was a very bright “gate” type of opening in front of me through which a luminous egg-shaped ball appeared, and out of the ball stepped Christ into a form so that I could recognize Him.

I thought, “what is happening?” Then I said to my brain, “stop thinking, get in the present now!” Mohanji and Christ guided me to a table and laid my body on it to work on my chakras. They were working on my muladhara and especially my swathistana. And Mohanji took me and we instantly were in a new place.  (I have never, ever moved this fast in any journey in any form, He was faster than lightening, faster than light, faster than thought, it was unbelievable.  This must be the “speed of love.”)

The new place was a lush green hill and there was a cottage on it. Inside the cottage women were working with herbs, and seeds, and Biba was there.  She looked quite content, serene and comfortable sorting seeds and herbs as though she very much belonged and knew what she was doing.

Then he took me out back to show me the hill. There was a significance to this which I did not understand.

Then immediately we moved to a giant harbor full of ships. We were standing on a high precipice looking down at the harbor, the ships were perhaps about the 16th (?) century or perhaps even during the time of Christ, I really had no idea – and I also have no idea what the significance of the ships were.  I imagine that when the time is right, this will unveil. Then we returned to the garden.

The garden was from the time of Christ and this cottage was full of His disciples and devotees. I saw Biba working with herbs.  She had told me she felt, “new” to it but to me, she looked completely comfortable and serene.

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Then again we left and we were in a “basement,” full of gold. At first I thought we were in Egypt and one of the pyramids (that did appear in a later past life meditation as well as having appeared in the Homa where we were clearing our karmic debts) but instead there were snakes and gold everywhere.

The snakes did initially frighten me but I thought, ‘I’m with Mohanji, they won’t harm me.’ So, I relaxed. Then I saw Sri Nithyananda (Swamiji) which really surprised me. He, Swamiji, swept his arm wide offering me the room and all its contents. I realized we must be under one of Meenakshi’s temples. (I actually had a dream of Sri Nithyananda when they went on the 2012 cruise of who he was – he was Meenakshi – and who I was to him in that life) so, I was not surprised to find Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda in Meenakshi’s temple, it was afterall, his, of that I’m very certain.  (I posted this dream on FaceBook and Swamiji confirmed the validity of the dream which is not what this post is about and it’s in the past, just like this, not as important as the recognition of the karmic ties.)

Mohanji’s consciousness indicated I could stay or go. I knew if I left with him, I would have to leave all the gold and go empty, bare, with nothing. I chose to go. It wasn’t even much of a choice, I instantly moved to Mohanji’s side choosing love over all else.

We left from a back door opening to the outside . . .

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Instantly, we returned to where we’d left my physical body and instantly I re-entered it. I then laid prostrate on the floor in all directions to honor all the many, many golden orbs with all the great beings that were present before me. I initially thought to prostate myself to each one but realized it was impossible because there were far too many beings better to just lay myself down in a circle several times in all directions.

And, then I was back on earth. One thing – he is SO fast – He may appear still but he is truly Shiva.  We moved at what I now call, “the Speed of Love.”

Although I still had no idea who He was in that life (although I have since guessed and Biba confirmed) nor who I was (also guessed which is unconfirmed) I realized none of it was important. What was important was the surrender to Mohanji and the choice of Shiva and love.

Infinite Love,

Humbly, Annette

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Ancestral Release

by Milan Bojic

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It was the summer of 2013, strange and strong for many a thing. I spent it in my home town, at my parents’, working on the land we have. Several acres of blackberries had been planted on the ancestral land from my mother’s side. That summer everything had yielded abundantly and I made a deal with my family to get my share from the sold blackberries. Journalistic poverty was taking its toll. I was willing to do anything. I wanted to become an agriculturist and provide income. I spent every day with my family, something which I had not done since I left home and went to study.  It had been more than ten years since I spent three months in continuity with my parents, brother and grandfather. The tension in the air was so thick that everything could have flared up had somebody lit a match. All our previous behaviour patterns were revived, with only one difference ~ I had changed drastically. I have been meditating for several years now and have also used various self-development techniques. Now I was exposed to condemnation because of my lifestyle. I didn’t eat meat. I lived according to my spiritual beliefs and I had ideas which did not fit the family image. In some moments I felt as if they were devouring me and crucifying me. I was going through all kinds of phases produced by such human relationships. In short, I was going through chaos.

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However, in the shadow of my troubled family relationships, which were going through  new kinds of culminations at each successive moment, a strange sort of liberation was being born. One that I could never have imagined.

Meeting the ancestors’ heritage

That morning my grandpa, mother, father and I went to harvest blackberries. We worked all morning, and everything went on as usual. At one moment my mobile phone rang. It was my friend Valentina, a spiritual comrade from many battlefields and desolations of the mind. Through numerous spiritual experiences, we had developed a strong connection. That night she had had a dream where Mohanji gave her an important message concerning me and my relationship with my ancestors. I don’t exactly remember the words she uttered, however, immediately after our conversation, I fell into a mild trance. I felt that something of huge power and significance was about to occur, and I knew that it was about settling ancestors’ heritage and heavy karma. My body was buzzing, and the mind became like a canvas displaying pictures of ancestors who had lived on the very same land I was standing on. They were strong and powerful, they had become rich and arrogant, and in that way they had paved the path to their downfall. They had become prepotent and contemptuous, and they belittled others. People hated them and cursed them, and because of that they were becoming even more obdurate. Even blood was shed. Hatred grew in them. Ego devoured everything in sight. The powerful family lineage, into which the famous Serbian scientist  Jovan Cvijić was born, was dying out at the speed of light.

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Jovan Cvijic, a famous scientist and geographer

I was born to witness the end of the Avramovic family, the entirety of my mother’s lineage. My grandfather who was able and rich, had now become a poor man, saving each bread crumb. Only female children were being born and with their weddings the Avramovic surname was disappearing. Hectares of the fertile arable land they had owned, were now sold and the remaining areas were shared among the inheritors.

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Everything became crystal clear. The success and power of several generations had led to the degeneration and fall of the whole lineage. I clearly saw all my beliefs, all the attitudes I held, as a consequence of family heritage. My relationship with respect to money, work, wealth and poverty. My ego, my world outlook. Everything was the fruit of a carefully chosen ancestors’ lineage, the only one that could gift me with such experience and push me onto the path of liberation.

And the time had come, I was now mature enough to face the family demon.

That is exactly how I saw it for the first time. An enormous, crimson colored cloud, circulating around me. It was suffocating me, putting pressure on my chest. I saw the faces of my grandparents and great-grandparents. I felt the whirlpools of all the negative emotions which had been shed amongst all of them. I could feel the burden of the chains of wasted lives and the bitterness of the curses of those they had hurt with their arrogance. In those moments all I could do was pray to my master. Only his light could break those centuries of darkness.

My father, mother and grandfather were still in the blueberry bushes, and I couldn’t see them. Everything was orchestrated, and the picture and presence of the master were unbelievably strong. I felt as if I was standing in my master, as if I had put on his form and the bright white robe. I was getting clear realisations about the natural flow of life, about ancestors, and the choices and results we all make and endure. The family “demon” was thriving and I felt I had to enter into a fight with him. The master was putting realisations into me, making me aware that I had to go to the ruins of the centuries-old family house. It was there that everything had started. The Avramovic lineage is indigenous. They lived in the western part of Serbia for hundreds of years. Several books even talk about it.

I was a bit scared to go there. I was falling deeper and deeper into trance and fear of a horrible confrontation with the spirits of the past was taking my breath away. Master was putting realisation after realisation into my mind.

A moment of greed

blackberriesSuddenly, I realised that I didn’t have to fight. I started accepting the demon and directed my awareness to him. Master clearly gave me an instruction to pick twelve blackberries, six in each hand, and to carry them to the ruins of the old house and offer them as a sacrifice.

I stretched my arms to pick the blackberries, but then thought to choose some uglier ones, so that I would not waste beautiful representatives. Then I was pierced with the realisation of my greed. I understood the trick of my mind and my ancestors’ weakness. I decided to choose the best representatives for my ancestors. I picked twelve of the loveliest blackberries and with my hands full I set off to my old family house a kilometer away. While I was walking I fell into complete trance.

Final victory of the consciousness

The demon became too strong, and master’s light became strong, too. The demon was telling me I couldn’t leave him, that I was trying in vain. I trembled, uttering strange sounds, a kind of growling. I was walking with my eyes half closed, almost teetering. Master was shining brightly. Suddenly, mantras started overflowing in my mind. I don’t remember what I was saying, I only know that it had to do with ancestors’ blood, surrender, heritage, choices. Everything was crystal clear at that moment. Each mantra hit the demonic cloud of the ancestors’ heritage like a cannonball. Mantras were appearing in my mind and guided my consciousness in communion. At a certain point in time I became totally conscious. All causes and all effects of my birth in this very family became clear to me. The lessons I learned became clear to me. Suddenly, I could see the demonic cloud with full awareness. I knew everything about it. We were standing facing each other and watching each other. I had strength, for the first time.

While I was approaching the ruins of the house, the cloud was speaking for the last time trying to subdue me. It said that I could not leave it. I calmly replied that now I had freedom of choice and that very choice was my divine right. It became quiet. I climbed up a gentle slope and reached the place where my ancestors used to live. Now even the ruins of the old house were aligned with the ground and overgrown with grass. There was only the stump of a former tree that decorated the yard.

I tightened my hands full of blackberries into fists and a dark crimson juice, like blood, flowed over my hands. My mind was again overflowing with mantras in which I gave all my blood inherited from my ancestors back to them, purified and awakened. Symbolically I wiped my “bloody” hands on the stump and I went straight to the old family spring. I washed my hands ritually with freezing cold water while new mantras were taking turns. With the ancestors’ water I was washing away ancestors’ blood.

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I felt incredible lightness and purity. The cloud of family damnation disappeared from my consciousness, and enormous strength filled the body that had trembled until a few moments ago. I could hear my ancestors applaud and sing. I felt as if I had accomplished something substantial for them as well. I became conscious of the choice of all souls, especially souls that were bound by heavy  ancestoral and family heritage. Each family is carefully chosen by us with an exactly determined purpose. Each family is a treasury of lessons that we need to learn before we continue on with our journey to further realisations.

I went back to the blackberry bushes, completely unconscious of how long I had been away. To my surprise, nobody had even noticed my absence. Everything was in perfect order. I was silent and melted into one of the most precious spiritual experiences. I understood the master’s words saying that at the right moment everything happens by itself. I had not wanted nor had I done anything to bring about the resolution of this issue. I was simply ready for this experience. The light of my beloved master took me through everything like a parent taking his child for a walk – slowly and tenderly holding the child by the hand.

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The light of my beloved master took me through everything like a parent taking his child for a walk

Since then I surrender my life completely to him. His hand is the light and I will always hold it.

Eternally grateful

Milan Bojic

 

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An Unexpected Visitor – Mohanji Style

 
By Viji Sagar USA
It was a challenging day at work, interlaced with technical issues, deadlines, fire drills and personnel issues.  Everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong that day.  I was so focused on resolving the issues at hand that I didn’t even think to reach out to Mohanji  for help.  But I did notice that throughout the day my agnya (third eye) was hyperactive.  I thought about it for a second and moved on.  By the end of the day all issues were resolved, not the way I would have liked it to be, but resolved none the less. With a sigh of relief and a sense of accomplishment, I went to bed early. 
When I woke up the next morning, I was drawn to the room where we have a small altar. I was mentally busy planning for my day ahead, anticipating and preparing to meet more challenges,  that I tried to ignore the feeling.  The pull was so strong, it was like the energy was doing somersaults in my agnya (third eye)….  I could not ignore it anymore!! 
When I finally gave in and went to the room, I saw a single footprint on the floor below Mohanji’s picture.  It took a minute to register what I was seeing. I looked around to come up with logical reasons to prove that it was not what I was thinking it was, but all evidence or lack thereof,  pointed to the fact that we had a visitor.  I showed it to an individual, a logical thinker, who came up with every possible “practical” explanation of how it would have shown up there.  However, deep within me, I knew we had a visitor.  Just to be sure, I took a picture and sent it to Mohanji right away for confirmation. 
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There have been many instances when I have asked Mohanji to show me a sign that he was with me.  And waited and waited till I went blue in the face, yet no sign.  But when I least expected it, and did not ask him for a sign, HE showed me that he is with me through every challenging situation. AND that he is the doer and not me.   He first confirmed his presence through the sensation in the agnya.  And then with the footprint.
Of course, I still had to write to him about it and get confirmation as well ;-).  Hari Om!!
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