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My Master,  MOHANJI… unconditional love and unlimited grace personified

By Mohana  BhaktiPriya

My humble pranaams at his lotus feet.
To write anything about Shri BRAHMARISHI  MOHANJI  will be just like lighting a matchstick before the mighty Sun. All the grace and the love he showers on us so silently cannot be put into mere words. However, I will make a small effort to do that with his grace. In this context, the use of the word “I” is just a grammatical necessity. Otherwise, it’s all HIM. My Praana (life force), my Shakti (energy), and my Aatma(soul). Before narrating the blissful experiences with Baba (as I affectionately call Mohanji)  I would like to talk about some of my experiences from my childhood till date that have paved the way for a beautiful and divine connection with Mohanji.

Advent of Masters in My Life 
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When I was a mere 13-year-old, I was graced with the opportunity of reading the world famous  Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda in my mother tongue Telugu. I enjoyed the book very much except for the technicalities of Kriya Yoga which were nonunderstandable at that age. I could understand the longing of Shri Yogananda for the Lord Supreme and his Guru. It was like  I was present there with him in all his experiences. And the truth that God or Sadguru is the only permanent companion who loves you unconditionally and stays with you forever even after many lifetimes, was etched deep in my mind. I read and re-read the book many times all through these years. Every time I read it, I felt immense bliss.

Years passed by, and when I was doing my postgraduation, I got deeply connected to Shri Shirdi Sai Baba through one of my friends. When I first visited Shirdi and had the divine darshan of Shri Sai Baba, I felt I had reached home at last. Tears were flowing incessantly by just looking at the statue of Shri Sai Baba. It became very painful for me to leave  Shirdi and Baba. After that, I read the Sai Satcharitra and it made my connection with Shri Sai more deeper.

After my marriage, I experienced Sai’s grace at every step, though it was a big cleansing process. My parents are very spiritually inclined, non-orthodox and easy going and it was my father who introduced me to the Autobiography of a Yogi. It was a sea change for me after marriage, as the family I married into was very orthodox, ritualistic and didn’t believe in Sadgurus. But Shri Sai Baba was always with me, taking care of me. I had to go through many trials and tribulations, but he was there all the time, whether be it my very painful abortion at six months of pregnancy, and the depression following it or the more tension-filled pregnancy delivery of my first child and many other problems.
When my older son was three, we were transferred to Omkareshwar (in Madhya Pradesh) where the famous Omkareshwar Jyotirling is located.

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After a couple of months, we went to visit  Shree Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling in Ujjain. I had just a brief darshan of Lord Shiva. Till then I didn’t  know much about Lord Shiva. But after his darshan in Ujjain, an intense longing to know more developed. On the internet, I read the real meaning of the Mrityunjaya mantra and then I just chanted and chanted it unknowingly all the time. I experienced a deep peace while chanting. I was with the mantra all the time I was doing my household chores. After some days  I had the opportunity to listen to the audio of Shiva Mahapuran by Shri Chaganti Koteswara Rao. He very lovingly explained how Shiva melts for the bhakti of his devotees and I melted into Shiva Bhakti completely after listening to all 108 episodes. Tears of joy were drenching me fully. All these divine moments I experienced, could only share everything with my parents and my brother, who were very happy for me. My second son was born with Lord Shiva’s blessings after a year and we named my little one Sri Omkaar.

At this time I also got connected to Shri Paada Shri Vallabha, the first avatar of Lord Dattatreya. I read about him in the Guru Charitra many years ago, but the real connection started when I read his biography, Sri Paada Vallabha Charitaamrutam.
The book revealed so many things and I got to know later, that he arrived to hold my hand to lead me to my beloved Master. (This I understood  after I got connected to  MOHANJI).

My Connection with Sri Mohanji

Babaji01_HimalayasWe moved to Faridabad (near Delhi) after spending four years in Omkareshwar. And after a mere six months, I got to know about my beloved master Shri Mohanji. I always read the abridged version of Shri Paada Vallabha Charitamrutam online before going to bed. It had been a practice for the past two years. While I was reading in October 2015, the mention of Shri Mahaavtar Babaji caught my eye. I had read about Babaji in the  book Autobiography  of a Yogi” and was always fascinated by his mystic divine persona. But this time I wanted to know more about  him. I searched online and I came across Mohanji’s blog on Mahaavtar Babaji titled ‘Babaji Beyond Definitions’. After a couple of days, I dreamt (it was an astral experience, as later explained by Mohanji) that I was undergoing a self -realisation experience: I could see everything  in me, the whole universe. I knew Babaji was there, but couldn’t see him in his physical form. After the dream ended, I was wide awake and was overwhelmed and filled with gratitude and bliss for the whole experience. I prayed to Babaji that he comes to me in his physical  form and guides me through  my life. He was listening. He sent Mohanji.

P1I was just totally drawn towards  Mohanji after this. I continually read his blogs and the devotees’ experiences. And was filled with so much joy that at last, I found my Sadguru in a physical form. I never expected that so much grace will be bestowed upon me. Again, I shared all these things only to my brother and parents as they could understand what I was experiencing. Love and devotion for Mohanji were increasing day by day.

I wanted to meet him at least once in my lifetime. I got to know from an experience of a devotee from the blog, that he is on Facebook and I messaged him. He responded after a few days and blessed me. That was a boon to me. I couldn’t believe it was all happening. In December it was my birthday and the best birthday I ever had. I got his divine blessings when I informed him on Messenger. I was just connected to him almost the whole time. I could see his image even after I closed my eyes. When I watched one of his videos for the first time, tears flowed incessantly. I felt like I met a lost parent after many lifetimes. Slowly his grace was showing in my day-to-day life too. I felt very happy and blissful. I was so eager to meet him in person. In February 2016, I tried to meet him but wasn’t able to attend the Satsang. My heart bled that day. That night he (his energy in the form of vibrations in my body) consoled me and I had my first astral Shaktipath from him. I was so blessed that when I couldn’t reach him, he himself came to me. From then onwards his energy started speaking to me occasionally. He was taking care of me like a mother does with a small baby. My gratitude towards him took the form of a verse and I  wrote my first poem for his birthday. My initial experiences with him and the poem are posted on the experience blog ‘Mohansuniverse’  named ‘Guru Saakshaat Parabrahma’ in Feb 2016.

By his grace, my connection grew deeper and I started writing poems in Hindi and in Telugu continuously and shared them with him. To my surprise, he liked them and asked me to share them Facebook. First  I was reluctant but agreed to do so as Baba himself asked me to. A couple of months later Baba shared a video on Facebook made by a devotee. I was just fascinated by this new mode of expressing love for him. I thought  I should try it once. And I made a video that was much appreciated and can be seen on  https://youtu.be/ybLu4ljzpuM   Making videos looked more interesting to me than writing poems and  I was graced with many opportunities to make simple, devotional videos on Baba.

I missed another opportunity to meet him in the March of 2016 and I wondered if I could ever meet him. But through consciousness, I was getting connected to him more deeply, almost 24*7. He patiently and lovingly replied to my messages and then in August 2016, when he returned from Kailash he stopped using Facebook. It was a big blow for me because I felt I couldn’t  talk to him now. I couldn’t  share my poems and videos with him directly. I was sad and a bit depressed when his energy started speaking to me and consoled me. This was more beautiful than speaking to him via Facebook  – he was always online. After this experience, I made one more video on him which is my favorite and Baba loved it too. This can be found at https://youtu.be/lwP9X67OnsM

Soon I longed for the company of people who were connected to Baba. And though the Mohanji Whatsapp group I met Jyoti Bahl. Baba gave me what I needed. A dear friend and an accomplice in making future videos. Baba has very grand plans for everyone and they get revealed in their own time. I got also connected to Palak Mehta, another more loving soul and I soon made two videos on Mohanji’s 18 lessons and Mohanji’s quotes on animals. Baba knows that I was not a professional but he chose me to do this beautiful work. He encouraged me always even though I didn’t have the requisite acumen.

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The Transformation after Baba’s Arrival

I am not an ambitious or career oriented person. (even though I am a postgraduate in Statistics and was a very bright student). I am content with my household chores and my kids, and I have been often (subtly) criticised by my family for this which led to low self-esteem. But now, Baba has given me fresh life with many ways to be involved in his work.

I do all Baba’s work after my household chores are complete and after taking care of my family. I always work at night after my little one is asleep. Baba gives me the energy to do all my day jobs and also for his work. So, in short, it’s him doing all the work through me. He has removed  Tamas from my system altogether. Now I always look forward to doing any form of service to him whenever I am free from my family chores (actually it’s a big service to myself as I enjoy a lot doing Mohanji’s  work).

I was always a loner with a few good friends who are in touch with me still. After Baba came into my life, I felt I must also have people connected to him as my friends. It took almost a year for that wish to fructify. He gave me a wonderful, supportive and loving family, the Mohanji family. I know only a few of them but I value them and their friendship a lot. Palak Mehta, Jyoti Bahl, DB ji,  Sanjay Bhaiya, Rajesh Bhaiya, Taayiji and ShubhaAmma. All of them are very supportive, loving, caring and sharing. I thank Baba from the bottom of my heart for gracing me with such friends.

I am not a happy-go-lucky person, I don’t talk much, am very sensitive, very emotional, short-tempered and have lots of other drawbacks. In spite of all this, Baba loved me unconditionally, cared for me and supported me every moment. He let me be myself. He let me enjoy myself with all these drawbacks. He made me laugh at my mistakes, enjoy fully my small accomplishments like a child. He was slowly transforming me to accept myself as I am, which I could never do my whole life. Now, I enjoy myself, am happy being alone, am happy being emotional, am happy being sensitive. In fact, he transformed all these drawbacks into intense devotion for him. I cherished being in his consciousness always. That needs a person to be silent. I longed for his presence only, for that I should be alone. And I felt his overwhelming and unconditional love every moment, for that one has to be sensitive. And my intensely emotional nature was transformed to an unfailing faith and devotion for him. By his grace, and only by his grace, I connect to him so deeply. I’ve never longed for anything or shed so many tears of gratitude and love for any other person.

He is always with me. And he makes me feel his presence always. Whether I am working in my kitchen, taking care of my kids and family, or doing his work. He even watches movies with me ( a very rare thing that I do) and enjoys them too. He enjoys the peppy dance numbers that are played on the TV or when I get to listen to them. He listens to the devotional songs with me (which I always do) and likes them a lot. I sing a lot of bhajans whenever  I am alone and I know that loves them, despite me being a very bad singer. He even accompanies me to my children’s school functions. He enjoys their performances and he likes the National Anthem a lot when it is played at the end. He accompanies me to the grocery store too and suggests a better product to buy. His presence is always felt by me by the intense and sweet vibrations usually on my head or hands and feet. Even he scolds me using this procedure. Whenever I am doing something nonsensical or something that he doesn’t  want me to do he warns me with a sharp piercing pain in my toe. My third eye is vibrating almost all the time and this also indicates his presence. Whenever I am making any videos for him or just trying to chant one of his mantras at night sometimes I fall asleep as I feel tired. The next moment he gives a sharp nudge on my elbow and wakes me up or either lifts my hand up and drops it down gently. At first, I thought I was imagining, but later I understood it was his doing. He always makes sure that I complete my work before going to sleep.

Gratitude for what I have already and for what Baba’s grace showers on me has grown tremendously. The moments when I do my daily prayers and offer food to all the five deities thrice a day are the most gratitude-filled moments of my life. My prayers are always without any rituals, except for lighting a lamp before him and an incense stick. Apart from that, I sing some of my favorite bhajans with so much bhaav, that it becomes difficult for me to come out of that bliss and continue with my other daily chores. I always  feel that I am at his lotus feet and offering my prayers before him. It doesn’t require any effort to connect with him blissfully but it requires great effort to concentrate on other mundane things of life. He let me taste the celestial nectar of  devotion. Now that I have tasted it, my whole being always craves for the moments of stillness and bliss. It’s only his grace that I am able to experience such effortless and intense devotion  towards him.

Meal times are another favorite of mine. I normally eat alone as, by the time I have finished feeding Omakar, the family has finished their meal. In the initial stages of my connection with Baba, I offered food to all five deities as suggested by him. With time I could experience Baba actually accepting my offering through the subtle sensations in my body. And when I say thank you for all that he has blessed me with, my eyes fill with tears. It still amazes me. Since I eat alone no one else has noticed it till now.

Baba always makes sure that I have ample space and time to connect with him blissfully. Being in his consciousness all the time has reduced the need to express myself, and to come out of the silence requires a lot of effort. This has made me more aloof and I have had to face some negativity from others due to this. They don’t affect me much as Baba takes care of everything. And he sometimes subtly suggests that I need not be alone to experience this connection. These days he converses with me even though people are present around me and when I am speaking to someone else. I am very grateful to Baba,  for his grace.

Baba takes care of my family too. Omkar is also very connected to Mohanji. He loves him a lot and always kisses Baba’s  pictures. Once when he was very ill I just assured him that  Sai Baba and MOHANJI will take care of him and make him healthy again. He believed it. And he said that in his sleep he met Sai Baba and Mohanji and when he woke up he was smiling with joy and the illness was gone. I was speechless with gratitude. After this incident, Omkar meets Baba occasionally in his sleep. Omkar likes the Mohanji aarti a lot and often drifts to sleep only after listening to it. I can definitely say that Omkaar is a blessed soul.

My Astral Experiences

From the first day that I connected with Baba, I have had very beautiful and amazing astral experiences. Two days after I read his blog on Mahaavtar Babaji, I got the self-realization experience as the first astral experience. After two days I experienced, that my Ajna chakra was rotating and my whole body was experiencing a kind of energy rush. At that time I didn’t know anything about Chakras.Within a week I experienced it again. And the most blissful experience after that was, I met Shri SaiBaba at Shirdi and he very lovingly sat near me and spoke to me for a long time, but I can’t remember a word of what he spoke.

As days passed, Mohanji regularly met me astrally. I could actually sense very clearly my subtle body leaving me (I felt some energy inside me being pulled from my head and I am out of this body), and traveling (sometimes flying like a bird) along with Baba to so many places. I always had a chance to see him work in many places other than this earth. As an intergalactic Master, he has so many beings to take care of who are suffering terribly because of the negative forces and many of the poor beings love him a lot. My most favorite astral experience is the one below.

Just like a sci-fi movie, I was in a some highly advanced type of metro train with Baba which could travel in thin air. The view from the train was very beautiful with colonies illuminated with colorful lights just suspended in space and we were going past enjoying the scenic panorama. Just then Baba had to attend to someone and I was alone. There came one person(looked somewhat like a human) and started chatting with me. He was a very troubled soul and was discussing with me all the negativity of their world. By what I could understand, there is conceit, deceit, all the negativities (which we experience) in other worlds too. The experience ended there. Or, I could remember only that much. I always wonder why he takes me (who doesn’t  even know how to efficiently handle my own life) to places, where I do also get involved in the circumstances and try to help. And many of them are very tense situations like the one, where a group of people was being chased by extremely dangerous negative forces and Baba was protecting them. While I couldn’t witness the real fight as Baba sent me back home saying, bedtime enough of adventures. While I was about to come into my body, a very beautiful divine face (he looked almost like Lord Shiva) with a white light in the background, was looking at me with so much love and concern. I can still remember his expression very clearly even though it’s almost two years since I had this experience.

My most recent experience was one where Baba was traveling in a train with so many people. I was waiting for him at the station. I don’t know how, but I sensed that an accident was about to occur to the train in which Baba was traveling. I panicked and somehow changed the direction of the track and the train was safe. After seeing Baba alighting from the train, I rushed to him and fell at his feet with an overwhelming feeling of relief and joy at him being safe. He smiled at me and said, “So everything was going on LIVE to you”. That’s where it ended. My koti koti pranaams at his Lotus feet.

Meeting Mohanji

Almost all of my above experiences were graced upon me before I met Baba in person. I was just anxiously waiting to meet my GOD in human form. It took almost more than a year of waiting and an intense tapas for this to happen. As far as my limited understanding goes, he tested my patience and the depth of my devotion. In December 2016, I was planning to go to meet my parents after a gap of almost 18 months. But I had to meet Baba too. I knew he comes and stays in Delhi for some days. When I enquired, DB ji told me that Baba may come to Delhi. I didn’t want to miss this chance of meeting Baba. He encouraged me to go to my parents when I asked for his advice through consciousness. But I decided to wait for him and I canceled going home.

Baba melts as easily just as Bholenath. On Jan23rd 2017, I got to meet him at Taayiji s house. One week before this he graced my parents with a wonderful darshan at Bangalore. My parents even had lunch with him sitting on the same table with him, which according to me is a blessing beyond my imagination.

My first meeting with him was very wonderful. I had a chance to show him the Ashtottari video done by me. He never forgets our wishes and fulfills them all, however petty they might be.

After this meeting,  I met him thrice and when I went to meet my parents I also had an opportunity to meet another great master Avadhoota Naadanandaji in Kurnool which was also a dream come true.

Sadguru is Lord of Lords

“If you think of God or Guru, it’s only by his grace.”

It’s only because of the grace of all the masters in my life that I could understand the fact the Sadguru is more than  God. And my endless gratitude to the creator that, I could experience this beautiful truth through Mohanji who is for me the Lord of lords.
All the blissful experiences  I ve had  of Baba was just  because of a sincere connection to his consciousness. Connection to his consciousness gives you everything. I never meditated the divine meditations (PoP, 360degrees, Bliss of Silence, etc)  he had given to this world (Till now I feel I can’t sit in meditation for long). I never even chanted his mantra a whole 108 times, I never did any other Sadhana. By his divine grace I just connected to him just as a baby always longs for it’s mother. I did nothing else. In fact I can’t  do any other Sadhana. There might be a lot of past life connection with him, otherwise I couldn’t feel such a beautiful feeling of devotion towards him. Whatever it may be, just connecting to Mohanji’s consciousness gives everything. I experienced  it by his grace. The whole point of writing down these experiences was to relive them myself (and I did it, and was in tears with gratitude towards Baba) and also to let Others know, how  unconditionally he gives to everyone, and how he showers grace silently on every being (however insignificant it might be) he is connected to. There might be so many other things  he must be doing  to me which are beyond my comprehension such as clearing the mountains and mountains of my past lives Karma. And some which had to be gone through, he might be taking on himself silently and there by suffering so much physically. Not even Gods go through so much pain to elevate their devotees. It’s just a Sadguru’s unconditional love. Every second of their life is lived for others, ignoring all the sufferings in the noble path.

I would like to end this beautiful journey with a couple of stanzas from the Guru Sotram which I love to recite daily. And the translation is as per my understanding.

Na Guro radhikam tatwam,
(There  is no other great philosophy , other than getting to know about your Guru)
Na Guro radhikam tapaha
(There is no other penance higher than connecting to your Guru)
Tattwa gnanaam Param naasti
(There is no other knowledge which  is higher than the Guru)
Tasmayi Sree Gurave Namaha..
(I bow to thee,  my Master)

Guru raadi anaadishcha,
(Guru in the  form of guruprinciple has been there since time immemorial)
Guru Parama daivatam,
(Guru is Lord of Lords)
Guro  para  taram naasti,
(There is no other one as noble as a Guru)
Tasmyi  Sree Gurave  Namaha.
(I bow to thee… My Gurudev)

Everything  at your lotus feet… My Gurudev…
Endless love and Gratitude…
Thank you for everything.
🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji!

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I am always with you

Mitesh with Mohanji in SA

By Mitesh Khatiwala

Most people who have been around Mohanji have always heard him say, “Don’t worry. I am always with you.” While comforting, most people casually interpret it as a manner of speaking. However, some of us who have had the good fortune and grace to be around Him for a while know that He means it when He says it to anyone. Recently I had the benefit of experiencing the efficacy of that statement through a couple of events in this year and last. The first was the amazing Badrinath with Mohanji pilgrimage in 2016 – part pilgrimage, part adventure, part edge seat view to nature’s fury, part … (you get the picture) and the other was an amazing occurrence during casual interactions with a colleague back home in South Africa. Without further ado, here are the events.

Badrinath with Mohanji 2016 – August 2016

Mohanji had planned the Badrinath trip in 2016 before the Kailash pilgrimage to help pilgrims acclimatize better before the grueling Inner Kora. Other people apart from the Kailash participants were also welcome to join. The timing for the Badrinath trip couldn’t have been worse since there were cloudbursts leading to landslides and floods in the area. The weather was completely unpredictable which sent the logistics haywire. The trip was full of adventure and we had to use a couple of extra days, than planned earlier, for travel due to the inclement weather. Hence, we were left with only one day to do the places surrounding Badrinath. There are primarily two clusters of important places in Badrinath – one is Charan Paduka, Neelkanth Parbat, etc up in the mountains and the other cluster (Vyas Gufa, Ganesh Gufa, etc) is on the route to Mana village (Mana is the last Indian village on the China/Tibet border). Since both are at opposite sides of Badrinath, doing both in one day is not feasible. Hence, it was decided that half the group would do Mana and the other half would do Charan Paduka. Mohanji went with the group that went to Charan Paduka. Since the climb is steep, the group that headed to Charan Paduka had to ensure that people joining the group had to be relatively fit to undertake the climb.

I couldn’t join the group to Charan Paduka as I had kept the heater on in my room the entire night and due to that was feeling very nauseous. I somehow went to the reception area of the hotel and saw Mamu and Kedar. From them, I got to know that Devi Maa is also at the hotel. I went to a roadside shop and got 2 packets of biscuits and ate them. After about 45 mins or so, I was feeling better. Mamu informed about the visit to Mana village and around to visit Vyas Gufa, Ganesh gufa, etc. Mamu arranged for a taxi to take us to Mana village. It was me, Mamu, Devi Maa, Vigneshwaran and Kedar. The trip was very leisurely. We were chitchatting all along and posing for pictures wherever we got a chance. I was busy taking pictures of the group all along the way. When we were heading towards Vyas Gufa after visiting Ganesh Gufa, we took a halt to admire the scenic beauty and were clicking pictures of the same. I noticed that the sky was amazed by its beauty. I decided to take a picture of it and took a few shots. I didn’t check my pictures closely at that time. We continued with our visit, visited all the gufas and surrounding places and then returned back.

After sometime, I was looking at the pictures taken earlier and noticed a peculiar thing in one of the pictures taken en route to Ganesh Gufa. The cloud shapes in the sky showed a clear face of Mohanji. His face high up in the clouds was as prominent as we see in a photo. When I showed it Mohanji when He returned to the hotel, He said that one of the devotees was thinking of Him very intensely and hence He came there in the form of clouds. I later showed the picture to Mamuji (Narinder Rohmetra). He said that he was worried about Mohanji considering the steep climb to Charan Paduka and was thinking of Mohanji around the same time. Our happiness knew no bounds. As always Mohanji tells us, “I am always with you wherever you go.”

Total solar eclipse – August 21st 2017

At work, most of the people I interact with on a daily basis know that I follow Mohanji. A few of them talk to me to try and understand a bit more about Him. One of my colleagues was interested to know more about Mohanji. Even though she was from a Christian background, she had always been seeking and exploring alternative spiritual philosophies especially Buddhism. She has been going through the videos on Mohanji’s YouTube Channel as well as the Mohanji.org website regularly. The topics of our discussion sometimes were around Mohanji.

Recently there was a total solar eclipse on August 21st which was visible mostly in the USA and surrounding regions. A few days before the solar eclipse, she had a few questions regarding the eclipse and I directed her to different blogs and YouTube videos of Mohanji. During the eclipse, she messaged me a live picture of the eclipse that was sent by her friend from the USA. I took a casual look at the picture but did not notice anything in particular. Our conversations on the eclipse and about Mohanji continued for some time. During this time, she happened to use that pic as her profile pic on Whatsapp. When I happened to take a closer look, I noticed Mohanji‘s face appearing next to the Sun. That was when I looked again at the picture she has sent me earlier and noticed that I could clearly see Mohanji‘s face. I wondered how I missed this seemingly obvious observation earlier.

I immediately wrote to her that if she knew that Mohanji is always with you. She was curious to know why I said that. Using an imaging application, I circled Mohanji‘s face on the picture she had sent me earlier and sent the updated picture back to her. I again told her, “See! Mohanji is always with you!” Now when she saw the picture again, she was really amazed and bewildered. Since then, her faith in Mohanji has increased manifold and so has my belief in Mohanji’s oft-quoted statement, “I am always with you”

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Mohanji Shiva Kailash Manasarovar

By Sjarn Mansoor, KAILASH July 2017:

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Whatever happened at Manasarovar is somewhat beyond imagination… and words. There was no particular expectation about going there, no real sense of Manasarovar’s significance or what impact it would have. I was going to Manasarovar to be there with Mohanji, and really looking forward to being able to do abishekham for him and be there in his energy field. I was there to finally experience being in the water and do prayers, enjoy the beautiful scenery and continue to Kailash. That was the most important part for me.

Even Mohanji’s comment that this journey would strip and lay bare each one of us did not quite prepare me for what was to come but reverberated through me afterward as I realized what he had meant.

We traveled through the most desolately magnificent mountain region of Tibet that was almost devoid of human habitation. A vast land of untouched purity, domed by a big blue sky that stretched forever. The towering mountains of snow, sand, and granite seemed to stand sentinel to the pure land and the vast swathes of the cold desert before reaching Kailash. We arrived at the pristine waters of Lake Manasarovar glittering in the sharp light of a high-altitude sun.

Mohanji entered the water first. Most of us stood on the shore while he did his prayers to Shiva Kailash Manasarovar.

Stepping into the water with MohanjiIt was a poignant moment.

Before us in the distance stood the mighty Kailash, giving us perfect darshan on this incredibly beautiful day. We went up to Mohanji in groups of three and poured water over him in abishekam and worship. Then we each had a turn standing in front of Mohanji as he poured water over us in handfuls.

I watched as one by one we went before him. The effect was profound as some broke down in tears and cried. It was an emotionally intense, deeply connected and an extremely powerful moment as we all became immersed in this incredible experience.  At some point I bit back on the emotion and decided that I didn’t want to be consumed by tears as this was far too intense an experience and I didn’t want to spend it crying.

I looked at Mohanji and connected with him as he poured water over my head. It was bracing, cold, enlivening, electrifying! Inwardly thanking Mohanji for this profound moment I made my way deeper into the water. As Mohanji said, the bottom of the lake feels rubbery as the body of Shesh Nag lies there.

Gazing at Kailash far off in the distance beyond the opposite bank of Manasarovar, the dream had finally been realized after many years of wanting to come here. It felt like this longing to return here has existed within since the time of creation. I gave thanks for being allowed to come into this most sacred and spiritual world. It felt like an alternative universe as I slipped into another dimension and began immersing myself in the water of Manasarovar.

Giving prayers of deep thanks and immense gratitude to Mohanji -Shiva -Kailash, Manasarovar, Nadananda, and the Guru Parampara I dipped into the water. Then for myself, my ancestors, parents, daughter, friends, and family. For everybody that I love and who has played a role in my existence and for our beloved Mother Earth and all who live on her. I had written the names of everyone I could think of and read them out aloud then released the paper into the water and took a dip for all of them.

Each immersion was incredibly invigorating, the water was cool and brisk as I braced to go under and with each coming up felt such elation and vibrant energy as the water poured over me.

Somewhere the moment intensified to an extreme height as I made a continuous direct connection with Kailash and Shiva through all the immersions. Everything shifted, distance disappeared and Kailash appeared, towering right before me and exploded into a shimmering, radiant mountain of light.

A golden white, neon sea of light glittered before me. And in this moment I was right in front of Kailash. In front of this vast, bright light and experiencing a thundering power house of energy in front of me and roaring within me.

Connecting directly with Kailash’s energy, with Shiva, I went into this space. It became a doorway, a portal and I literally took it in both hands in deep recognition of what it was and stepped into it, merging with this space that had opened up in me. This roaring, thundering energy silently poured through me declaring without a doubt to the universe that I was here! It was deafening standing in this lion’s roar declaring that this was my liberation! This was my moksha!

There was a tremendous sense of stepping into this power center, a reclaiming of spiritual identity and the soul: standing in this Divine overwhelmingly intense energy of Mohanji -Shiva -Kailash and being filled with the most complete sense of empowerment and liberation. Setting the intention in this moment to use this energy in conscious awareness for the rest of existence, to walk this path of liberation. To come back here a very different person. In this moment it became a dedication to walk this path at all costs.

Connecting directly with Kailash in Mohanji’s presence, having continuous darshan while standing in the waters of Manasarovar was the most powerfully liberating experience ever and completely beyond imagination. And then somewhere in all of this, something else came from across the bright blue water, like a supersonic boom breaking the sound barrier, an energy hit me!

I heard an explosive cracking sound!

It felt like an almighty sledgehammer hitting the top of my head. I heard and felt the crack as this energy entered my system and broke me open.

Layers and layers and layers cracked open, broke up and were stripped away.

Shards and pieces flew off me. I literally saw stuff exploding and flying off me like glass shattering under the impact of a very high frequency.

Until there was nothing left but emptiness. Just a void of nothingness…. absolute nothingness! No up, no down, left or right, no emotion, no feeling…. just nothingness in the emptiness. The urge to drift into nothingness, to sit enclosed in silence and dissolve quietly…

Kailash has erased everything

Dissolved all the actions, negativity, attachments, pain

Shattered all pretensions, facades, masks, mental constructs

Removed all desires, needs, wants

Broken layers and layers and layers of doer-ship, crusts of ego and mind

Stripped the doer-ship of ego and I, worldly directions, clarity, focus, goals

Shattered mirrors, reflections, voices, delusions

Crushed personalities, pretences and the vast edifices that the mind so loves to build up

To the point that everything is broken…destroyed…gone

The bottom of the world has fallen out and all that is left sits in absolute empty nothingness

The Mirror

Kailash was also a severe reflection of all my short comings. Without any cushioning all the negativity, criticalness, non-acceptance, lack of surrender and humility, not going with the flow, moodiness, despair and ego  was uncompromisingly reflected back at me.

At the lowest ebb, it felt like everything was in perpetual break down and collapse. My lack of humility, gratitude and surrender stood out in stark confrontation. Relentlessly I had to come to terms with everything.

Most important on this journey was letting go and moving on. Learning very quickly to assimilate and rise above what ever has come my way. The most profound teaching of Mohanji that I hold onto in these scenarios is to hold onto the rope of faith and never to let go.

No matter how much the mind and ego are rejecting and fighting everything, I hold on knowing that eventually it will pass and I will be pulled out of the whirlpool. This has been a very tough experience to go through! It has been a challenging lesson filled with extreme highs and lows and a life altering experience

To my fellow Kailash Yatris! What I learned from all of you was an incredible gift that I deeply value. Despite adversity and challenges you upheld such an incredible positive mindset and continued to cherish every moment with such reverence. You all are a source of positive inspiration and upliftment and it was an honour to be in Kailash with all of you.

As the days have passed since returning home, more and more awareness comes in to being. I sit in awe and gratitude and love for Mohanji . Without you I would not be here.

Aum Namah Shivaya!

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Shiva Kailash Gayatri

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A precious mantra received at the Mansarovar Lake during the 2017 Kailash Yatra with Mohanji

The Kailash with Mohanji pilgrimage of 2017 was conducted in the month of July, which is also the month of Aashada (as per the traditional Hindu calendar) and just after Gurupurnima. One of the highlights of this trip was the visit to the holy Mansarovar Lake – a lake created in the mind of Lord Brahma and then manifested on Earth. This lake is considered to be a personification of purity and one of the most sacred water bodies on Earth. Hence, taking dips in this lake and drinking this water are considered truly special for any genuine seeker. The occasion gains more significance when done in the presence of a Master connected to the Source such as Brahmarishi Mohanji.

On most Kailash pilgrimages, Mohanji leads the way when it comes to taking dips in Mansarovar. He typically enters the sacred waters first and offers His prayers to the lake as well as to Mount Kailash. The whole group constantly chants “Om Namah Shivaya” as they absorb the energies of the place.

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Brahmarishi Mohanji in prayer upon entering Mansarovar

This year, as Mohanji began taking His dips, He was looking intensely at Mt Kailash and had His hands spread out wide in prayer.

As we were chanting, He suddenly looked at us and narrated a different mantra as if it was being conveyed to Him telepathically. He made us repeat it a few times and then asked the whole group to chant this mantra.

Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe

Kailashanathaaya Dheemahi

Tanno Shankar Prachodayaat

Meaning:

I recognize the pure formless,

As the form of the Lord of Kailash,

May that form named Shankar enlighten me!

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Lord Shiva on Kailash

As the group went through their dips and prayers, we chanted this mantra non-stop and in due course the Sun God smiled on us and gave us the first clear darshan of  the holy Mt Kailash. Furthermore, the sunlight was glinting off the snow to give a golden hue to Kailash. Later, as the group went to meet Mohanji to take his blessings, He said that this mantra was delivered to Him. He shared with the group so that we treat it as a precious gift and understand its significance.

Later, after the yatra was completed, we looked for this mantra elsewhere to check if it was already available; our research didn’t yield any results, indicating that this was a new mantra delivered to Mohanji from Kailash.

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Brahmarishi Mohanji at Mansarovar Lake with Mt Kailash in the distant background

At Mansarovar, Mohanji shared another important message about the right attitude to develop and help support others. His specific words:

“You have all come from various places and from various backgrounds. Yet, we have been received with open arms without any judgement, bias or partiality and we have been given a wonderful darshan by Kailash. In the same way, we have to live our lives just like how Kailash welcomed us. Whoever comes to us, however negative they are or how negative their attitude is, they should go back full of positivity and unconditional love, i.e. we don’t become negative, instead we send them back with positivity. Only if we are able to do this, we are living Kailash in our lives. Only then are we taking dips in Mansarovar in front of Kailash everyday in our lives. If we can do this, we are Kailash.”

Our everlasting gratitude to Brahmarishi Mohanji and to Lord Shiva for these precious blessings during this year’s yatra.

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Ananda with Mohanji

Mohananda Priya

Mohanji, wow, you really scared us with your turbulent airplane ride! I told Devi, “I was always so thankful that I am older than him so that I would die first.” She laughed and said, “You are wild!”

I couldn’t bear it to live without Him. He has to be alive in the world while I’m alive. I know it’s just a body and for all I know it’s a hologram and He’s located in all five planes – maybe He’s really in the Himalayas or on Sirius or God only knows where! But in my little reality, I need to believe He’s here.

I loved Mohanji from the moment I first met Him and was confused by how deeply and instantly I loved him. I didn’t understand it. I asked him, “Who are you? Why do I already know you?” 

The Past Life

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I went home and got into a meditative state, closed my eyes, uninterrupted by outside distractions, switched my phones off, etc. I went down to a river to board a boat. Normally, since it is my creation I make a huge beautiful white boat but this time I was very surprised to see a beat up old tiny boat with a bent old man at the helm. I thought, who is this old man and where is my boat?

It gave me pause but I decided, that it doesn’t matter, I must just get on the boat and go. So, I boarded and the old man turned around and straightened up and looked at me and,  Oh My God! It was Mohanji! Thank God I was laying down, else I’d have fallen over in shock. I’d just met Him and He’s in my regression! 

Normally, I go slowly down the river watch the sky, the birds and get off when it feels appropriate. Mohanji was having none of this, we were off in a flash, like lightning!

Our first destination appeared to be a golden etheric structure with powerful, masterful beings walking around. He directed me to lay down and immediately people began to work on my body! He further directed me to leave my body there and follow Him.

Okay! So, now a piece of me is in this giant chamber and another bit of me is following him. I just tri-located, as I’m actually still at home in meditation too! We went to Jerusalem or thereabouts. There were no road signs so I am guessing. There was a huge beautiful garden and then a home where many women were separating and drying flowers and herbs sitting on the floor. Devi was there too, working. No one saw us. I think we were invisible.

Pic 1 - Devi smelling the flowers, Boynton Canyon, Sedona Vortexes

We went to the garden and from there instantly moved to a huge hill which looked down on a harbor full of boats. Because the boats were more modern I am guessing this was a different life. I also guessed but am unsure that it may have been Italy?

My goal had been to uncover who Mohanji was in the first life but although I understood he had been an apostle, I wasn’t clear which one. I also was unclear about my relationship. I’m sure this is due to my lack of ability to understand the subtleties. Mohanji knows for sure and we can trust our deep and beautiful connection to Him.

Sometime after Mohanji left, I came across a course on how to sing from the chakras which I delightedly took, returning to me, the part that lives and breathes life for music. 

I next saw Mohanji when we were in Yogaville and He asked, “So, how are the music lessons?” I was stunned!  How did he know about the music lessons?  I haltingly said, “You guided me to them?” He responded with a simple smile. 

My mother had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a virulent spine cancer, and I asked Mohanji, “What can I do for her?” His response was, “Whatever she asks.”

I’d rather walk naked through the North Pole. Not everyone’s mother is lovely and apparently, I chose this lifetime to work out issues with mine. I bent to His will and did as He asked, knowing there would be no time to pursue my new work. This would also cost me relationships because she was so hard on me that it destroyed my self-esteem. But, I knew without a doubt that Mohanji would tell me what was best for me and I did it without question.

She suffered in great pain for two years. She was unable to walk, was bed-ridden and cared for 24/7. Thank God we had nurses to help her. I must say that she developed an extraordinary amount of courage and lack of complaint considering that it is probably the most painful disease one can have. A few days before she died she said to me, “Of all my six children, I gave you the least, and yet you have given to me the most. How could this have happened? How could I have been so mean to you?” I dissolved into tears and ran out the door. So much pain for so many decades, so much ugliness, and nastiness only to now see the truth? Even now there are still tears.

I had asked Mohanji if he would help me help her transition to the light. The nurses called at 4:00 AM and I drove over and sat with her and it didn’t take very long, I think perhaps an hour. With her passing away, I found myself wondering, “God why on earth would I choose such a difficult relationship? What could possibly come of this?”  Finally, I realized that I had learned to love no matter what anyone said or did, unconditionally. This was a great gift she had given me and it must have been difficult for her soul to provide this gift to learn to love no matter what. So, I am very grateful to her for honoring such an extremely difficult contract that we had made.

In the beginning, when He brought me challenges when people weren’t nice or I had to be patient (He’ll laugh when He reads this); or Consciousness made a big ask, I would pull back, argue with myself and totally miss that I was being tested. Now I often catch it, “Oh, that’s a test, see if you can pass it graciously.” Often I am reminded of my humanity and my imperfections. Later in Yogaville, Virginia, Mohanji said, “One of the greatest gifts is to learn to love no matter what.” I completely and totally dissolved into tears.

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I want to be the water that Mohanji stepped on; the air which He breathed. I received the Conscious Kriya later in a daze and canceled my appointment with Him because I could not ask for anything nor want anything more. I knew for sure I was living in His consciousness 24/7. That the work must be done by me, not Him. If I gave 10% He would reach me with the other 90%. I felt so humble, yet also so rare and precious and significant and I knew absolutely 100% that each and every one of his followers was exactly the same for Him. That all of us are cared for and loved beyond any love we have ever known before.

The Croatia Retreat

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I feel Croatia is the Heart Chakra of the world. The people are SO kind and loving. All of us had an incredible experience there.  The air is clean, the water is clean, it is a pure and beautiful nation and a real treasure in a world often less pure. If you have an opportunity to visit, go!  Don’t miss this divine place with a Master.

The group was amazingly evolved and honest. If someone was angry we all knew that it was a reflection of our own dirt within and that our healthiest path was to serve with kindness and forgiveness. 

The meditations were incredible. We went into the heart and found ourselves outside in nature walking in beauty! We received and gave healing; we had amazing visions that were so intense that I cannot put them into words; we were blessed by the presence of many, many Masters. 

We fell in love with each other and made lifelong friendships. We served and were served. My roommate and I would bring each other chamomile tea at night because if we didn’t we’d have talked and laughed like children until dawn! We laughed each and every day until the tears streamed down our faces.

Bosnia, Sarajevo

The pyramids were amazing. Filled with beings from other dimensions; there was a deep reverence and a solemn inner radiant delight. 

Labyrinth of energy for purification, Park Ravne 2, Bosnian Pyramids with Mohanji 2017

We quietened down and entered the sacred domain with reverence and devotion. It was almost as though, they gifted us with a deeper devotion, a deeper Bhakti. 

Mohanji is such a loving friend that sometimes we forget that a giant walks among us. As He jokes and plays with us like a friend, a father, a child, a lover, a mother, we sometimes forget that the person walking amongst us is a true Master of the ages and that we are blessed. 

The world in darkness and in chaos desperately needs the joy and laughter which He so generously gave to us so that we should extend forgiveness to each and every person. Let us honor Him instead. Let us know in the deepest cells of our being that we live graced with an abundance of love and joy that most people never know because our every step is protected by a huge Avatar.

I went recently to another program with another Master who I believe knew Mohanji in another life. And, when I went to stand before Him he said, “So, how’s the Country Club?”

“What Country Club?” I replied. “I don’t live and go to the Country Club!”

He looked and said, “Are you sure?”

“Yes, I’m sure,” I responded confused. Had I not been standing in front of a Master I would have been indignant. It took me an entire month to figure out that He meant that Mohanji protects us so much that we live in a Country Club. We do. We are protected from the worst elements. 

I’ll give one last example. On the farm we had an enormous hurricane coming one night. There was nothing that could be done as it appeared swiftly and deadly, traveling at huge speeds it couldn’t be out run, ripping roofs off of houses and smashing cars. Like everyone, we too huddled down praying for the best. At the last possible moment, the hurricane whipped around and went to the North and totally missed the farm that should have been devastated.

When I next saw Mohanji he said, “How was the hurricane?”

My jaw dropped and I know that it really should not.  By now I should know He is with all of us every moment. It is never He who lacks. It is always I who must grow to understand how huge He is and how much I still have to grow.

With a love that is deep and abiding, beyond infinity…just me, Mohananda Priya.

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Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2017

This Guru Purnima we have a great chance to show we live Mohanji’s teachings and be wealth to the world. He appreciates that as much as or even more than our words of gratitude. Maintaining our attitude of gratitude, Guru Purnima is an opportunity to be practical more than spiritual, to express love, compassion, generosity, beauty and truth instead of preaching about it. We analyse, understand, introspect, meditate or contemplate what we are, why we are and where we are going. Having accepted ourselves and situations as they are, we are sharing what we have. This first Full Moon day after summer solstice is the brightest and God-given chance to enrich ourselves from the inside, expand our hearts and in surrendering mode, feel fulfilment and completion.

You can watch or read Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2017 here.

This is how countries worldwide celebrated it:

ASIA

INDIA:     KURNOOL       NEW DELHI       GURGAON       VIZAG       KOLKATA       JAMMU     JHANSI       BANGALORE       PUNE       PALAKKAD       VISHAKAPATNAM       MUMBAI       JAMSHEDPUR       CHENNAI       KERALA HYDERABAD

MALAYSIA       UAE

AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

AMERICAS

USA     CANADA

EUROPE

UK     SERBIA     MACEDONIA     CROATIA

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND


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KURNOOL

Mohanji doing Pada Puja to Nadananda and Mohanji’s devotees to Mohanji

Pada Puja to Nadananda and Mohanji

“A pendant materialised on the bed that Mohanji was lying on. It looks like Mohanji was in a communion with Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus. Masters usually leave a trace to signify their presence. An amazing spectacle for us to witness on Guru Purnima. It makes me wonder if we have ever begun to understand the stature of Mohanji. Just like his Guru Purnima message, we just connect with him with the heart and leave the rest at his holy feet. Jai Mohanji!” Ananth Sankaran

Pendants materialised Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus

“We met Avadhoota Prasobhji today – the Guru bhai (brother) of Avadhoota Nadanandaji. Avadhoota Nadanandaji was really looking forward to Prasobhji’s visit though he was unsure if he could make it. The people at the ashram told us that they behaved like little children when they were together. Pulling each other’s beard, poking each other, singing and dancing, etc.

For those who have not read the autobiography, Prasobhji is one of the three disciples whom Avadhoota Taramayee Ma asks to name a wish. Avadhoota Prasobhji made a wish to achieve her state. We were looking forward to get a chance to meet another great Avadhoota. He came in the morning. He was a very playful personality with twinkling eyes full of mirth and always ready to laugh. He would not accept money from anyone. He blessed all of us one after the other – punching someone, pulling another’s hair, etc.

Mohanji and our group went to meet him. When he saw Mohanji, he said Dattatreya. Guruji also asked him playfully if he saw Lord Datta. Mohanji took time out to sit with him for a long time. Later, Mohanji told us that he was substantial with powerful presence.” Ananth Sankaran

Meeting Avadhoota Prashobji

A poem by Namrata D. Prabhkar:

“Silence only silence all around me

Today I am alone just with me

But I don’t feel bored or lonely

Today I am at peace inside and outside of me

Today I am the journey and destination for me

Today I am the only reason for actions taken by me

Today I am the result of thoughts generated by me

Today I own the responsibility of BEING me

The change may not be absolute or error free

At times I am tempted towards my earlier me

Surrounded by self doubts want to give up on new me

But then silently dispelling darkness within me

Filling pure white light all around me

Comes my GURU, my guide MOHANJI

He is not present enough to touch  his feet

Or to feel his hands blessing me

That is the beauty and magic of his personality

HE keeps the lamp of guidance burning for all beings

His consciousness invisible blanket of connectivity

The moment of Silence when even the breath is still

Is the time of awareness of being one with MOHANJI

HIS grace guide us towards the infinity

(me is not ego but the CONSCIOUS)”

NEW DELHI

Mohanji Team conducted “Power of Purity” meditation at 7:00am followed by Mohanji gayatri mantra  and His aarti  at Nizamuddin.

One more “Power of Purity” was conducted at Janak Puri from 4 to 6 pm.

Mohanji New Delhi Guru Purnima 2017.
From Bharti Kapoor:
“Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur devo Maheshwarah,
Gurur Saakshaat Para Brahma,
Tashmei Shree Guruve Namah.
Tumhi ho Mata, Pita tumhi ho, tumhi ho Bandhu, Sakha tumhi ho.
Tumhi ho saathi, tumhi sahare, koi na apna sivay tumhare,
Daya ki drishti sada hi rakhna,
Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha tumhi ho.”
She said:
I am sad
God said:
You are my child don’t be
She said:
If I am your child, why can’t I see you and feel and touch you?
God said:
I am all around you, see all my creations and above all, your parents.
She said:
Parents are living God, I agree, but who else can I see you in?
Leaving all this on one hand, she slept and woke up with a heavy, yet asking, asking and asking heart with no logic mind like a little baby,
where are you my Lord above and after all, where to seek for you around me? I want to feel your touch and presence.
The journey began.
Each passing day her soul was searching for someone whom she can see as God.
The karmic imprints were leaving her heavier day by day and one fine day, with deep grief of why she was existing on this earth and fighting back and forth with her existence to know who she was and why she was here on earth.
She met someone who choose her to be the ONE with HIS consciousness.
YES, there in the Ashram of Ramana Maharishi ji, she connected to HIS eyes and right to HIS consciousness and the GRACIOUS MASTER BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI appears before her.
The moment she connected to HIM, she saw that her soul was at peace and in some different plane altogether.
She bowed and said, “Thank you for appearing Baba,” and HE said,”Are you sure you want to want this path?”
She said,”YES.”
HE said, “Not easy, I am a vacuum cleaner,” giving her a mystical and mysterious smile.
She said,”But not impossible, I am ready to wear a beautiful body on this soul.”
So be it.
Since then she has gone through so much nullification of the baggage she was holding and carrying since various lifetimes, all with HIS grace.
She was always GOD fearing
Her Baba BrahmaShri Mohanji made her GOD loving.
She never acknowledged herself
Her Baba BrahmaShri Mohanji made her learn self-love
She never knew she was a potent being
Her Baba made her completely aware that he could work through her
She never knew that she was in constant fear of future
Her Baba made her aware how receiving HIS grace had no fear of future
She never knew that all around her was HIS pre-scripted programme
Her Baba made her learn to recreate and uncreate all and rescript the rest of her life with all grace glory and joy all around her.
She is now in bliss of love
Bliss of silence
Bliss of light
Bliss of HIS grace
Bliss of balance
Bliss of allowance
Bliss of receiving
Bliss of creating
Bliss of unlimited possibilities
Bliss of being in oneness with her BABA.
Her life was like a worm and Baba Mohanji made her the most colorful butterfly.
SHE is Bharti Kapoor from New Delhi India.
New Delhi Guru Purnima 2017

NEW DELHI – AMMUCARE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

100 Trees planted at D block Paryavaran park by Aangan kids on 5th july. 100 trees were planted and the best part was they were procured free of cost on 6th july we got it from the Government dept…

On 7th July 20kg Dana n water n wheat flour bread kept for birds in Paryavaran park by Aagan kids. Water bottle- feeder bottles made out of waste plastic bottles and jars.
On 8th july Bhandara at Aangan … about 80 children and a few adults enjoyed food which was yummilicious…

Ammucare New Delhi Guru Purnima

GURGAON

There was “Power of Purity” meditation  at two places, one in the morning and the other in the evening.

VIZAG

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Seva at Elderly home and Orphanage. It was heart wrenching to see how the parents are abandoned by their own. We served food and distributed slippers to them.

Ammucare Vizag Guru Purnima

KOLKATA

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Kolkata we had a beautiful day which started with magic show for some 45 children at CINI Asha.. this is basically a temporary shelter for runaway/abandoned/ sexually abused/ or children sold by the parents for money, who have been picked up from reached or picked up from railway station or some such place, these children don’t even want to go back home…it was indeed heart wrenching…but the children had a great time watching the magic show and dancing thereafter, all the volunteers too had a great time interacting with the kids…finally we served them sumptuous lunch of noodles, veg munchurian, sweets and mango…

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Mohanji Team Kolkata

conducted “Bliss of Silence” Meditation, chanted Mohanji Gayatri and sang bhajans followed by aarti.

Kolkata Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

JAMMU

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

By the grace of Father we organised food sewa and medicine distribution at Old age home cum orphanage cum mentally challenged home. More than 136 people were served food along with tea…in the end smiley key chains n beads for ladies as a small surprise…

Ammucare Jammu Guru Purnima

Mohanji Team Jammu

Celebrated Guru Poornima at Mohanji Sadhna Kendra in Jammu. The organiser welcomed all the guests, and the programme started with Ganesh stuti, Guru Vandan and Maa Saraswati upasana. After that there was Guru charan paduka panch amrit snana admist mantra chanting. Next attendees performed Maha abhisheik of
Guru Mandala and Bramrishi Mohanji Maharaj. In the end, there was Homa, Gayatri mantra and Mahamrityunjaya mantra chanting.

Jammu Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

JHANSI

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Food sewa for more than 100 children was organised in Jhansi.

Ammucare Jhansi Guru Purnima

BANGALORE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Bangalore 50 food packets were distributed.

Ammucare Bangalore Guru Purnima

PUNE

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

In Pune as part of Guru Poornima we carried out Food sewa by distributing food packets to kids. We went around different areas having slums and offered puri sashi sweets to them.

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Mohanji Team Pune

performed paduka pooja, chanted Mohanji gayatri mantra, conducted “Power of Purity” meditation followed by aarti.
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PALAKKAD

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

Physiotherapy Workshop was organised at Sivanand ashram Palakad…

Ammucare Palakkad Guru Purnima

VISHAKAPATNAM, ANDRA PRADESH

Gurupurnima celebrations week by Ammucare and Act Angels:

On Guru Poornima the team organised a small camp at an Old Age Home cum Orphanage called Prem Samajam at heart of Visakhapatnam City. The organisation also runs a Gau Shala. The residents were devoid of few of the very basic amenities that it deeply affected the team members. The team distributed footwear for the residents and they very eagerly stood in line with a sparkle in their eyes to receive such a basic item. Post the distribution, food seva was also organised for 200 people which included abandoned parents and children. The sumptuous meal served amidst the vedic chants charged the atmosphere with positive energy. The Gaushala run by the organisation has many cows and bulls which are under proper care by these lovely souls. Feeding these divine beings also touched the heart. One beautiful white cow was lying on the husk and on enquiry was told that she has broken pelvic bone and is suffering. It is very appreciated that the organisation with such scarcity is taking well care of the cows. May guru’s grace be always with them!
Ammucare Vishakapatnam, Andra Pradesh Guru Purnima


MUMBAI

There was “Bliss of Silence” Meditation, Paada puja, Mohanji Gayatri chanting, and
Mohanji aarti.

Mohanji Mumbai Guru Purnima 2017

Mohanji Mumbai Guru Purnima padukas

JAMSHEDPUR

Mohanji Team in Jamshedpur conducted “Power of Purity” meditation, followed by Mohanji Gayatri chanting, and Mohanji aarti.

Jamshedpur Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

CHENNAI

Mohanji Team Chennai conducted “Blossoms of Love” meditation.

KERALA

Activities in Kerala on Guru Poornima Day included Pooja and rituals at various temples in Mohanji’s name. In the morning and in the evening, the team did Aarti and chanted Mohanji Gayatri mantra.

Special archanas were done at Guruvayur temple.


 

HYDERABAD

Gurupurnima was celebrated in Hyderabad with a blissful session of Power of Purity Meditation.After that the Hyderabad team had a wonderful opportunity to meet Mohanji on the same day at the Hyderabad airport.
 

MALAYSIA

“We celebrated the occasion by chanting the Gayatri mantra followed by the Power of Purity Meditation Shiva Kavachamstrotam and Mohanji Aarti.

A few new people joined us and even they felt the intense energy as we started the chanting. I could feel waves of energy rising from my body right up to the head as I started chanting. Some could not explain what they felt and some felt their bodies vibrating. One person shared that she felt so connected to Mohanji, a feeling which she had never felt before.

What a joyous occasion paying gratitude and love to our guru Mohanji and receiving so much blessings in return :)” Bridget Chen

Mohanji Malaysia Guru Purnima 2017

UAE

We celebrated Gurupurnima in
Dubai : chanting Gurupaduka Stotram followed by Mohanji Gayatri and Mohanji Aarti
Sharjah : Sai Satcharita reading, followed by POP meditation and Mohanji Gayatri
Abudhabi : Gurupooja and Power of Purity meditation

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SOUTH AFRICA

ACT South Africa

ACT SA celebrated Guru Purnima with continuous Seva for 5 days. Firstly lunch was served to 60 children in squatter camp.

ACT South Africa feeding children at squatter camp
Next day 120 children were taken to Nature Reserve. 3 buses full of very excited children enjoyed the whole day of fun learning about animals. ACT joined another organisation for this day to happen.This was first time all 120 children went to an outing. ACT provided for picnic breakfast and lunch was served after the outing.
ACT South Africa Outing to nature reserve
Following 2 days lunch was served for 150 children that attended whole day fun holiday program in Shumbashaba also in cooperation with some other organisations that made these 2 days memorable for children from nearby township.
Food hampers were given to  5 volunteers that help ACT team cook every Saturday at ACT permanent kitchen in Johannesburg.

ACT South Africa-Shumbashaba Guru Purnima

On Sunday food was served to homeless in Pretoria. Many volunteers came to assist to proved for a warm meal to people in great need. Each person received a food hamper as well.

Sunday food distribution for the homeless

Shelter for abandoned girls has received food and clothing donations from ACT team as well.

Mohanji Team South Africa

“On the 8th and 9th of July we had a 12 hour chanting. We  have this on a regular basis. We started around 6 pm and chanting until the next day 6 am. We connected each other via Zoom. So there were participants from Dattatapovan ashram in Durban and Johannesburg centers. The entire night we chanted the mantra and did continuous abhishek to the shiv lingas which were brought by the devotees. It was roughly 20 min per devotee. Swamiji (Swami Mohana Bhaktananda Bharati) at the ashram guided everybody through the chanting and Mohanji also took time to connect via Zoom whenever he could. We ended the Guru Poornima day by Mai-tri healing where we had around 40 Zoom sessions. Thank you Viji for hosting the healing for everybody. Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji” Mitesh Khatiwala

USA

The USA family of Mohanji started the Guru Poornima offerings to the golden feet of our dear Mohanji on Saturday, June 17, 2017 with a twenty-one days vow of group Consiousness Kriya practice and the Blossoms of Love meditation practice.  The two separate groups consisted of participants around the US.  Kriya practice was done individually with a few group practice by audio conferences during the 21 days period.  Blossoms of Love meditation was conducted every day at 9 pm and the group from the East and West coasts of the US came together to offer their love and gratitude.  We completed the 21 days vow on Friday, July 7.

VIRGINIA

On Saturday, July 8, a grand Guru Pooja was conducted with several devotees gathered in Virginia and several others participated from around the United States via zoom video conference.  We started with the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra chanting and followed with Mohanji Ashtortri and Mohanji Aarathi and offerings of flowers and prasadam.  Our Pooja coincided with the timing of the Guru Puja events at Siddhaganj Kurnool where Mohanji was performing Guru Puja to Guruji Avadhoota Nadanandaji.  At the end of our puja, we, as a group were able to witness the Guru Puja conducted directly to Mohanji at Siddhaganj by our beloved family members of the India team.  We are all really blessed to witness this together.

Individual mediation and Conscious Walking sessions continued to take place in a regular manner.  Two sessions of “Blossoms of Love” meditations were conducted for children in New Jersey.

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ACT USA conducted several food seva activities during this period around the states.  The team also had planned a Guru Poornima day food seva in Shirdi on July 9th with a goal of feeding 1000 people.  But the donations exceeded the expectations. With Grace we were able to double our goal and feed 2000 hungry souls. Food seva was coordinated across multiple cities such as Shirdi, Katra, Shani Shinginapur temple and Kurnool as well. Gratitude to our Guru and the entire Guru mandala for the opportunity to serve.

In loving surrender, Jai Mohanji

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“I wish you all a Happy Guru Purnima.  To my beloved Sadguru, Brahmarishi Mohanji, I offer humble pranams over and over and deep, deep gratitude!  I’ve composed a recording of “He Mere Mohanji”, which has yet to have voices added to the “response chorus” from devotees from around the world.” Natesh Ramsell

A poetic devotional expression from George Obeng-Duro :
 
I cried out for a Guru
A father came running to console me 
A mother came to love me unconditionally 
A friend came to reassure me I was not alone on the path of liberation
A master came to lift the veil of ignorance that blind me. 
Oh! Oh! How fortunate I am knowing that I will forever remain in your Divine Embrace. 
 
Much Love!! 
 
Jai Mohanji 
 
IOWA
From Jaya Mukund Shinde :

Param Pujya Mohanji,

Koti Koti Pranams to your lotus feet.

“God is everything, Everything is god” Mohanji godliness quality is  unconditional love,simple,humble ,kind mainly selflessness  always giving giving to anyone whoever it is comes to him. Always ready to help anyone in physical or astral or any dimension without any expectations or conditions or anything..

 Today after reading the post “A LEASED LIFE” tears just started flowing in eyes to experience the unconditional for his devotees through out the world traveling for them in  physical form, or energy or astral committed to karma dharma and liberation. How Guruji  protecting Mohanji and giving new birth ,we cannot think of life without Mohanji because we have become a part of that divine soul immersed in that ocean of Love. I just started praying Goddess Mother Divine Amba please protect and take care of Mohanji always and Guru Mandala.
Suddenly all teachings of Mohanji rushed into my head like, time is precious, nothing is permanent, detachment ,how Guru comes running to take care, how Datta tradition takes care of everyone and many more things, how we take things granted, r v grateful,gratitude ,how to value everything.
21 days of Kriya
what can i say ?most scared and precious gift from Mohanji! Kriya helped me to align and balance the energy and everything is happening spontaneously. After connecting to eyes for 3 minutes, then shakthi Mohanji  takes over  mudras,gapless breathing,breathing pattern changes,
movement in spine, intense throbbing at mooladhara,intense pain on top of head,eyes just get fixed to forehead . All this happening by Grace of God and Guru, Mohanji instructing so many times,giving insights and just enjoying it ! Sometimes past life agony surfaces,unknown fear grips , sometimes intense pain in left and right brain with all this happening still love to do kriya gives peace and joy.
21 days of Blossoms of Love
 
The first day of meditation itself i had intense vibration at heart center and could feel the energy moving. Everyday the meditation was magical it opened my heart to love everything living and matter. Because everything has a spirit it may be tree or rock or river everything is divine! everything is within us in micro and outside as macro! On 21-6-17 after meditation i could smell the fragrance of sandalwood around me it was magical. Always i felt Mohanji was there with me in meditation everyday.Also fulfilled my intention singing for u on ashada Ekadashi!
There is no words or i feel short of words to explain the unconditional love ,gratitude and regards to Mohanji. Like when soul to soul speaks it is silence !
Humbly with gratitude would like to sing this song to Mohanji of his greatness
OM Narayanaya Videmahe
Mahapurusha Deemahi 
Thano Vishnu Mohan Prachodayat
 
Tu he mere Amara Ho 
Tu he mere Nath Ho
Tu he Mere Krishna Ho
Tu  he Mere Leela Ho
Tu he mere Atma Ho
Tu he mere Pooja Ho
Tu he Mere Arati Ho
Tu he Mere pyar Ho
Tu he Mere Mohan Ho
Tu he Mere shanthi Ho
Tu he mere Ananda Ho
Tu he mere Amba Ho
O Lord what can I offer you, I am nothing ,know nothing , I offer my impure heart full of desires and negativity at your lotus feet . Let this heart never forget Thy Divine name ever,let pure love and devotion always fill this heart.
Love essence of Beingness
Jai Guru deva Datta Hari Narayana Namo Namaha
Jai Amba Gauri Narayani Namo Namaha
Jai Parabrahma Mohanji Namo Namaha
With Love Gratitude and regards Always from
Jaya
Bettendorf , Iowa

CANADA

Toronto

Masters have rightly said that ‘In search of Light, ask for a Guru instead of God, for the Guru will lead you to the Light’.

Our humble prostration at the lotus feet of our beloved Master Mohanji on this Guru Purnima day. It’s because of HIM we are today what we are!

Indeed, Gurupurnima is a celebration. A celebration of having a Guru in our life who has not only showed us the way but walked the path and transformed our life.

Today’s celebration was for the Guru principle that we have been graced with, a small expression of gratititude for all that HE does for us.

Celebrations started with Invoking deities, then doing Mohanji’s Puja, next Mohanji’s Paad Puja by chanting AUM AUM SHREE MOHANJI NAMA OM, followed by Homa by chanting Mahamrutyunjai mantra and concluded by Mohanji’s Aarti.
All was dedicated to the well being of our beloved Mohanji.

Mohanji Canada Guru Purnima


UK

“We were privileged to spend the last two Guru Purnima celebrations with you in the UK. We certainly missed you on this occasion. Nevertheless we had a wonderful satsang  which was an expression of love and gratitude for everything you have done and is still doing for us. I remember you telling us once that our path and tradition is like the baby monkey clinging to the mother while the mother does all the work and climbs to the top of the tree. All we have to do is hold on. Please help us to hold on tight. We offer you our love and sincere gratitude for everything you do. With love from me and all the UK team.” Vijay Ramanaidoo

Mohanji Guru Purnima UK

A song by Subhasree Thottungal:

Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur devo Maheshwarah,
Gurur sakshat para Brahma,
Tashmei Shree Guruve Namah.

“Tumhi ho Mata, Pita tumhi ho, tumhi ho Bandhu, Sakha tumhi ho.
Tumhi ho saathi, tumhi sahare, koi na apna sivay tumhare,
Daya ki drishti sada hi rakhna,
Tumhi ho bandhu, sakha tumhi ho.

On this occassion of Guru Purnima, koti koti pranam my Gurudev. As the song mentioned above, this is voice of my heart.
You are eternal consciousness to me starting from all possible forms to para brahma himself. I have no other goal or aim but to merge with you completely.
Let me serve you this life and for ever and be merged with you.
Let my remaining time to be unconditionally devoted and surrendered to you accomplished with my faith.
My Gurudev, excuse me for every mistake I do and guide me in the path of unconditional love and service.
This is my prayer to you today, on this pious occasion of Guru Purnima and every moment of my life.”

Jai Mohanji.

SERBIA

We started the Guru Purnima celebration with Conscious Walking in Novi Sad, Loznica and Sremska Mitrovica:

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On the day of biggest full moon in the year – Gurupurnima, when we celebrate all that Guru principle represents (true knowledge and fullness that purity of love, selflessness and joy of giving truly gift us) ACT Serbia team experienced this fullness during a beautiful charity initiative when needy children were gifted their first ever experience of a play zone. Pastries, sweets and cake were out-shadowed by the sheer joy of playing – it was a blessing to witness this joy and activate the inner child in us as well. Gratitude to play zone “Blesavko” and all those who supported this initiative and made it possible. With love, ACT Serbia team.

ACT Foundation Serbia Guru Purnima

NOVI SAD

“Our 3h long Gurupurnima program at Datta Tapovan in Novi Sad, Serbia was just amazing! 360 degree meditation, mantra chanting that made us intoxicated and then a 30 min Tibetan bowl concert.  People were overwhelmed. My spine is still burning which is why I’m still not asleep … Forehead and crown chakra exploded, heart chakra during Arati in the end was super heated. Mohanji’s  presence was felt big time! There were a couple of first timers and a clairvoyant lady called Lidia was one of then. She came to me with a big hug and said super happily, ‘I finally experienced Mohanji – boy, it sure was strong! My body is still vibrating. This was my best meditation experience  ever!’ ” Devi Mohan

Datta Tapovan Serbia Guru Purnima celebration

ZRENJANIN

Mohanji team in Zrenjanin conducted “360 Degrees” meditation, chanted 108 times Mohanji Gayatri and did arati with a lot of love, gratitude and devotion.

MACEDONIA

Mohanji Macedonia started this year’s Gurupurnima celebrations on Wednesday with a big Food Seva for the unfortunate and homeless people. There were around 140 portions of warm freshly homemade vegan meals that we delivered. ACT Macedonia team coordinated this event with so much love and devotion and all who participated by any mean, brought food or helped it be delivered got many thanks and smiles from this people who hadn’t had a decent meal in months.

Mohanji Macedonia Guru Purnima Food seva                On Sunday morning like every week we had our Conscious Walking meditation. After the Conscious Walking, inspired by the Mohanji Youth Club – Macedonia we fed the birds in the City Park, and brought meals for some homeless dogs that we found on the streets. Many thanks to every participant in this action and the support they had given to the MYC.

Conscious Walking Macedonia

Mohanji Youth Club Macedonia

The Gurupurnima Sunday evening started beautifully. We chanted Mohanji Gayatri Mantra 108 times and enjoyed Mohanji’s presence while doing the Power of Purity meditation. The energy in the room was shining. But the fun was just starting. Few devotees had prepared to preform few mantras which sounded magical. The atmosphere rose up to an even higher level. This inspired others to preform mantras that they enjoyed and we sang for the rest of the evening. Like every other celebration also this one came to its end. We did the ritual with fire Mohanji Arti after which we had a rich fruit serving in the name of Guru.  Everything tasted delicious. As a cherry on the top we all joined to see and listen to the video message from Brahmarishi Mohanji that touched everyone deeply. So with big smiles on our faces and hearts full of love and caring we ended this beautiful Gurupurnima celebration.

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CROATIA

“In the past 7 days I was presenting Mohanji’s meditation to the group of 40 people from different parts of the Spain. We are involved in summer program at the islands of Lastovo and Vis in Croatia. Experiences are amazing and many people expressed desire to learn more about Guruji. I myself am going through big shifts thanks to Guruji and Grand tradition. The biggest gift we can present in return is to spread their teaching and live it fully. On this day, I cannot imagine better expression of gratitude than seeing many new hearts melting in love and energy of Mohanji.
Thanks to Spain Team all these new people listened meditations in Spanish, this helped a lot as many of them don’t know English. It also sent a strong message that Mohanji is recognized as international spiritual figure. Thank you Spain Team for a great work, male and female voices in Spanish meditations sound amazing !

Enjoy a few photos from beautiful island 🙂 love to all!” Milan Bojic

Croatia Mohanji

In addition, there were also Conscious Walking and “360 Degrees” meditation in Croatian in Split conducted by Mohanji Croatia team:

Conscious Walking Croatia

AUSTRALIA

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, ACT Australia explored the opportunity to be part of a community kitchen run by Compass Care non-charitable organisation by visiting their Sunday meal program.
ACT team was happy to understand their work and needs of people being served by this community kitchen.
In Australia food health n safety regulations are pretty stringent hence it is important to understand the process involved.

The compass care volunteers treats patrons very nicely, get engaged in friendly talks with them while they are being served food.  When they leave , usually some take away food boxes/bread/ fruits/non-perishable groceries are distributed (these are the donations by businesses or individual) to them .
The people who come there are not always very poor or homeless but either sick, weak , lonely, old age , cannot cook food or in anyway doesn’t have means to put a plate on table through the day.
It’s about not only serving food but also about taking care of them emotionally and being human.

The volunteers of community kitchen were very welcoming and pleased to know About ACT foundation work.
My daughter who is 11 years old also joined me as she has keen interest in social service.
We donated some non-perishable food items to this community kitchen on behalf of ACT Australia.

ACT Australia-delivering food to the needy Guru Purnima

NEW ZEALAND

“On Guru Purnima, we went to Shirdi Sai Temple on Sunday. Fathers presence was there. Prevern was cold and I was stone cold. We did have a wonderful time with the bhajans performing.
We also took a tray of can food so that they could distribute it to the needy. Fed the birds daily.We will feed the homeless this Saturday.” Sandra Naidoo

New Zealand Mohanji Guru Purnima 2017

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A Powerful Master of the Nath Tradition: Remembering Vasudevan Swami

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By Madhusudan Rajagopalan

Today (July 12) marks the first anniversary of the passing away of Vasudevan Swami, the frail and humble priest of the Nath Mandir in Vajreshwari. Vasudevan Swami was not a famous Master, at least not in the conventional sense. However, this saint was very well-known within the broader Mohanji family, as Mohanji would always talk about him lovingly as a prime, living example of bhakti (devotion). Though he was physically frail, his power came from his pure devotion and surrender. Those who had the good fortune of meeting him would attest to his stature – I do not know anyone who ever came back from a visit to his abode without rich blessings and immense internal peace.

Vasudevanji, a powerful and loving saint at the Nath mandir at Vajreshwari 1a

Sri Vasudevan Swami was a religiously devout person from a very young age. He worked in Mumbai for most of his life. He eschewed all forms of material pleasures to focus completely on his devotions to the Lord. People would chide him for his single-minded focus and would try to lure him towards, wine, women and other pleasures. They reasoned with him that he was wasting his youth since this was the time to indulge in these pleasures. However, he turned his back on them and continued with his practices and devotions in spite of their ridicule. He got connected and became a staunch devotee of Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. Interestingly, even though he lived during Bhagavan Nityananda’s lifetime and prayed deeply to Bhagavan Nityananda, Swamiji only reached Ganeshpuri after Bhagavan Nityananda’s mahasamadhi (a saint’s conscious exit from the body). The proximity of Ganeshpuri, being a few hours away from Mumbai, allowed Swamiji to come there often to pay his respects to Bhagavan Nityananda. Once, he prayed to Bhagavan Nityananda to keep him permanently in Ganeshpuri.

Through divine intervention, Bhagavan Nityananda arranged for him to be the Mahant (priest) of the powerful Nath temple in Vajreshwari (the temple town next to Ganeshpuri). He moved there in the mid-80s to live in a little room within the temple premises. This powerful Nath temple is virtually unknown even among the people who live right across the temple. Bhagavan Nityananda stayed here when he first came to this region before he finally moved and made Ganeshpuri his residence. Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath, the Nath Gurus, are believed to have done tapas (intense penance) at this spot for over 2 months to appease the Divine Mother. The Divine Mother blessed them with her darshan (holy sighting) and gave Gorakshanath the blessing to work on the Nath Rahasya (the most important work of the Nath tradition). This temple has the holy padukas of Bhagavan Nityananda (blessed by Baba Himself) as well as the padukas of Matsyendranath and Gorakshanath. Swamiji dedicated his last 30+ years to loving service of this temple.

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Much has been written and shared about Vasudevan Swami, both by Mohanji Himself as well as by several other devotees who visited him over the years. Readers can check these old articles for more information:

Mohanji on Bhagavan Nityananda

The Power of Devotion

A Tribute to Sri Vasudevan

I first met Swamiji sometime in 2015, based on Mohanji’s guidance, after a visit to Bhagavan Nityananda’s Samadhi in Ganeshpuri. Subsequently, I had the opportunity to meet him many times as I live in Mumbai which is only a couple of hours away. He showered immense love and poured out blessings on us because we were Mohanji’s children. He took special care of us diligently showing us around the temple, letting us know the latest divine beings who came since we last came (to satisfy our inquisitive questioning :-)) and spending as much time with us as we wanted. He would also give his special vibhuti (sacred ash) from the incense sticks that he offered to the Masters during aarati. It had wonderful miraculous powers and had cured many people, offered protection to others and solved issues for many more. He would also offer special prayers to the Lord if you requested for them. Mohanji used to say that his prayers were commands to the Lord because of the pure selfless devotion with which they were rendered. Mohanji said that his prayers were simple, “My dear Lord, this is my request. Make it happen.” 🙂 🙂

His thought had tremendous power of manifestation. Once Mohanji was in Mumbai and suddenly said, “We need to go to Ganeshpuri. I would like to see Vasudevan Swamy.” When Mohanji met him, Vasudevan Swamy, as usual, received him with immense love. While they were chatting, he told Mohanji that some people from the Nityananda trust had gifted him with a nice shawl and some books in English the day before. He had wondered to Bhagavan Nityananda about what he was supposed to do with the books and even the shawl (since he only wore simple and almost tattered clothing). Bhagavan Nityananda told him to give it to Mohanji. He told Bhagavan, “Mohanji is always traveling around the world. How am I supposed to reach him?”. Bhagavan did not respond to his query. He said I was just thinking, in the morning, about how to reach you. Mohanji laughed and told Swamiji, “Swamiji, you were not just thinking. Your thoughts got me so restless in Mumbai that I had to come here. You literally dragged me here.” 🙂 🙂

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Sometime in March 2016, we had a weekend program with Mohanji in Ganeshpuri. On the last day of the program, before leaving for Mumbai, Mohanji went to meet Vasudevan Swamy in the morning. Before leaving for the Nath temple, Mohanji arranged to have some breakfast from the retreat (dosas and chutney) packed for him. Swamiji was overwhelmed when Mohanji gave him the packed breakfast. He said, “Mohanji, you got me breakfast. I don’t know what to say. You must have it with me.” Mohanji told him that this was only for him and he should have all of it by himself. Swamiji said, “I won’t feel good to eat it alone if you are here with me.” So Mohanji said, “In that case, I will leave so you can have the breakfast in peace.”

This time he came to drop us to the temple door which he seldom did. He had tears in his eyes. He told Mohanji, “I want you to know two things. 1. There is never a day that goes by when I don’t think of you 2. Always remember Bhagavan Nityananda walks with you.” This was very similar to the words of Baba Ganeshananda Giri. He had also said, “Always remember that wherever you go, I am behind you and my master, Shirdi Sai Baba, is always behind you.” When we left the temple, Mohanji told us that this meant that Vasudevan Swamy’s time was near and this was their last physical meeting. Mohanji said that Swamiji wouldn’t be around for too long and asked us to take care of him and his needs as best as we could. Accordingly, we visited him a couple of times over the next few months and provided him with some groceries and other basic needs.

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One fine day, I received a message from Mohanji (who was then in Croatia) that Vasudevan Swami was very unwell and ready to drop his body any moment. This was on July 4th at about 3 pm. I was in a meeting at my workplace. I immediately acknowledged his message and then, somewhat stupidly, asked him if I could go the next day to see him. I guess I was trying to be intelligent and to optimize my work schedule with this situation. He asked me what would be the use of that if Vasudevan Swami was leaving his body as we were speaking! Well, I then felt what can only be described as a loving slap on the face. 🙂 That did the job of beating the tamas out of me. Tamas is anything that causes postponement. For sure, Mohanji’s sharp question brought urgency to the fore and reset priorities in my head! I rearranged my schedule immediately and headed home to leave for Ganeshpuri. I learnt that Dr. Gajanan was with Swamiji and had been trying to feed Swamiji. Swamiji was struggling to even move from his bed.

Dr. Gajanan is a reputed homoeopath and he had communicated Swamiji’s ailment to Mohanji through one of his homoeopathy students in Serbia. So though I was in Mumbai and Dr Gajanan was in Ganeshpuri (just 60km from Mumbai), the route taken by the message was Ganeshpuri – Serbia – Croatia – Mumbai; goes to show that when an important message has to be delivered, distance doesn’t matter and a way is always found! As I was on my way to Ganeshpuri, Mohanji had given me only one clear directive, “We are his relatives. Do whatever it takes to help him.” So as we headed to Ganeshpuri, we coordinated with Dr Gajanan so that we could pool together to support Swamiji in any possible manner. We were also concerned about reaching on time, given the heavy rains over the last few days. We finally reached Vajreshwari around 5.30pm.

Sri Vasudevan 2

We were shocked to see how much Swamiji had shrunk from his already frail frame. He told us about how he had taken ill a few days ago, just after he completed a bhandara (food seva for a large group) at the Nityananda Trust. Soon after that, he said he sat down and since then he had been unable to move around, unless someone helped him. He said he didn’t have much time left and was praying to Baba (Bhagavan Nityananda) to take him soon. Though he was weak, he was fully in control and very clear about his plans. He said “Bahut seva kiya hai. Ab jaane ka time hai” (I have done a lot of service. It is now time for me to go).

Meanwhile before we reached, Dr. Gajanan had arranged for Swamiji to speak to Mohanji on the phone so that Mohanji could convey his respects to Swamiji. Swamiji sent his blessings to Mohanji. As Mohanji wrote in a private group, “I spoke to him. He said he did not want to be admitted in the hospital. He wanted to leave his body in the temple at Bhagawan’s feet. He said he always thinks about me and wanted to hear my voice one last time. He said that his blessings are always with me. This was so touching”. Mohanji asked us to check if Swamiji would like dosa and chutney or any other food that he felt like eating in his current state. He also asked us to offer fruits, gangajal (sacred water from the river Ganga)  and coconut water to him.

It was almost 7pm by then and I wasn’t sure if the local stores would be open, especially given the weather conditions then. In any case, I decided to check and thankfully, I was able to get gangajal, coconut water as well as flowers for the temple shrine. When I offered the gangajal to Swamiji, he gratefully accepted it and said “Thank you. This is my medicine.” We told his attendant to give him the coconut water later, and then took his leave after a while. That’s when we realized that the rains had stopped while we were on our way so that we were able to reach on time, meet Dr Gajanan, Swamiji, coordinate with Mohanji and get Gangajal for him – another 30-40 minute delay and none of this would have been possible. As Mohanji pointed out, “Nath leela” was in play!

Sri Vasudevan 4 July 2016

Before we left, we also asked Swamiji how he would like his body to be dealt with once he left – would he want a samadhi or would he prefer to be cremated. This might be a squeamish conversation for most of us, but I had realized from my earlier experience with Swami Ganeshananda Giri that saints don’t care about their body and deal with it in a matter-of-fact way. Vasudevan Swami was very clear that he didn’t want a Samadhi; he said “Who will take care of the Samadhi? Why trouble people? Just burn the body.” Since our trip to Badrinath was coming up in a few weeks, we asked him if he would like his ashes to be consigned to the holy Ganga, which he gladly agreed to. He also asked us to do a bhandara (food seva) in Ganeshpuri. So the plan was then clear – when he decided to drop his body, he would be cremated, his ashes would be distributed between Nashik (Godavari) and Rishikesh (Ganga), and we would do a food seva on his behalf.

I decided to come back the next day (July 5th) morning to check on Swamiji. When I visited him, a local shopkeeper was at the Nath mandir talking to Swamiji. Swamiji was talking to him about me and saying that I was going to visit him. Five minutes later, I entered. When I left the previous day, I had not planned on coming back and had certainly not shared that with Swamiji. Yet he knew I was going to come. Well, for a saint who calls deities like Hanumanji and Lord Krishna just with his devotion, I suppose calling mere mortals like me should have been child’s play! This time around, I brought him food from home (idlis + chutney) as well as more Gangajal. We had collected this gangajal ourselves from the river Ganga in front of Vashishta Caves, Rishikesh. Hence, its authenticity was guaranteed. He drank the gangajal immediately and said that he would eat the idlis later. He also looked noticeably brighter. Mohanji later explained that this was a sign of the soul shining bright and his last physical glow before leaving.

While I was sitting with Swamiji, he spoke about the arrangements he had made already. He had given cheques to the trust to take care of his cremation. He was also keen to give away his possessions stored in his little cupboard. He gifted us with a few dhotis and towels – these were then distributed among fellow members of the Mohanji family as precious blessings. I also took down the details of the nearby shopkeeper so that we could coordinate for collection of his ashes whenever the final moment arrived. This was a strange setting – a day ago, we were filled with sadness that Swamiji may not be around for much longer, and also if we would even get to see him. A day later, the mode was all about practicality, action and how to deal with the eventuality of when Swamiji would actually leave. This again was a sign that the Nath tradition was at work here – all purpose, no nonsense, no emotional drama – purely focused on the present moment and on the work that needed to get done.

Sri Vasudevan 1

When I was leaving Swamiji, he said “It feels good to meet our people. Come again tomorrow”. I hadn’t planned on that, but once Swamiji said it, that became an order. I soon realized that the next day (July 6) was a holiday on occasion of Eid (the Muslim holy festival). Hence, it would be actually easier to come down without having to worry about schedules, etc. So, I went again on July 6th and took some sevaiyya kheer (milk-based dessert with semolina that is served during Eid) for him. This day, my timing was such that I reached late morning and spent a couple of hours with him. He confirmed that he was drinking Gangajal twice a day – this was considered important as a purification process before leaving the body. On the day before, another group had come to visit him and given him a rudraksha mala from Kathmandu. Swamiji had begun to wear this mala since then.

It was as if he was just going through a series of steps before the final moment. He kept talking about how it was just a matter of time now, and he was praying to Baba to take him soon. Finally around 1230pm, he asked to eat the kheer and I had the opportunity to feed him. In terms of timing, it couldn’t have been better as Bhagavan Nityananda’s noon aarti ends around 12:30, so it was as if one was offering to Baba Himself after His arati. Mohanji had remarked earlier about the perfect synchronization that is characteristic of the Nath tradition. The events of these days with Vasudevan Swami were clear evidence of how this worked.

Finally, I left the Nath Mandir that day (July 6, 2016) after taking Swamiji’s blessings, and conveying to him that we were available to help him with anything. By this time, many people in our Mohanji community had come to know about his illness so there was a stream of visitors already. Our friends Jeanetta and Deva from the Fire Mountain Retreat (in Nimboli, near Ganeshpuri) had visited him the previous day and were seeing him regularly. The local shopkeepers were doing their bit. Dr. Gajanan had agreed to take turns and visit him in the coming days as I was travelling out of Mumbai later that week. I intended to come back and meet him when I returned to Mumbai after a week.

In the next few days, things stayed more or less the same. Swamiji would eat a little bit of kanji (porridge) now and then. On his next visit, Dr Gajanan gave him some protein powder in milk to compensate for his weight loss. But Swamiji wasn’t getting any better. I last spoke to him on the 7th of July, a day after I met him. And finally I learnt via Dr Gajanan on July 12th that he had breathed his last around 11am. The gentle saint had finally passed away peacefully in his own temple, just as he had wanted.

Bowing to Nithyananda 2

While this was sad news at one level, we had been expecting it, so the immediate priority shifted to our duties – we had to procure his ashes so that we could consign them to the holy Ganga river. Since I wasn’t in Mumbai at this time, we had to coordinate with the local people. Dr Gajanan asked his contact to collect some ashes. I had asked Swamiji’s attendant to keep some ashes for us, and the local shopkeeper I had met the previous week was also going to collect some ashes for us. Mohanji had asked us to ensure that the ashes were authentic, so we had to be doubly sure that there was no mix-up of any kind. I was hopeful that with three different contact points, this was taken care of.

We also had to arrange for the bhandara (food seva) at the Nityananda Sansthan and I began that process. It so happened that July was a busy month, with the occasion of Guru Purnima (July 19) as well as Bhagavan Nityananda’s Samadhi day (Aug 8) coming up. Our initial attempts to get the dates for this bhandara threw up dead ends – Guru Purnima day booked out, day 28 (coincided with Aug 8 = Bade Baba’s Samadhi day) or day 41 (Aug 21) were unavailable too. We wanted an early date, ideally before we left for the Badrinath trip, but there were no dates in July. Anyway, we put out a prayer to make this work out, just like everything else had worked out till then, and let it be. And lo and behold, I got a call back on the same day that July 27-28 (Wed-Thu) had suddenly opened up in the calendar. This was perfect for us as it was just a few days before we had to leave and we immediately blocked those dates.

Soon, I called up our local contacts to let them know that we would pick up the ashes on those days. To my shock, the first 2 people (Dr Gajanan’s contact and Swamiji’s attendant) mentioned that they had already consigned it to the river as they couldn’t keep it beyond 10 days. Desperately, I called up the local shopkeeper to check on his quota of ashes, and my call was just in the nick of time. He said he had been wondering what to do with it and, thanks to my call, he would now keep it carefully till we arrived. I then understood why we had to ask 3 different people to collect the ashes. If this third person hadn’t collected and stored it, our promise to Swamiji may have remained unfulfilled. But then the shadow of the Nath tradition’s grace was over us and ensured that all hurdles were crossed. On the appointed date (July 27-28), the bhandara was done in a grand fashion as per Swamiji’s wishes. We distributed photos of Swamiji to all the participants in the food seva and left another set at the Nath mandir, so that future visitors would also get to know about this great saint.

Soon, we were on our way to Badrinath. During our visit, we arranged for another food seva in Badrinath in honour of Vasudevan Swami. On our way back, we stopped at Vashishta Caves in Rishikesh to pay our respects to the shrine there and to take a dip in the holy Ganga. After we finished our holy dips, Mohanji took Vasudevan Swami’s ashes and finally consigned them to the river.

Since the Badrinath yatra was followed by the Kailash yatra, we also had the opportunity to offer Swamiji’s photo to holy Mansarovar lake as well as to the sacred Kailash mountain during the Inner Kora pilgrimage. At Rishikesh, after the dips in Ganga, Mohanji said “I’ve done my job”. With the further prayers in the most sacred places on earth, this could only mean that Swamiji was now nestled in Bhagavan Nityananda’s lap in the higher worlds.

For those interested in visiting the Nath mandir in Vajreshwari, please go ahead and do this at your earliest convenience. I have visited a few times after Swamiji’s demise and the temple is well-maintained by the trust. The local caretaker (Swamiji’s attendant) is a simple soul who goes about his job with great sincerity and welcomes people very warmly. As before, this temple is not known to many people and only the genuine seekers find their way there.

I consider myself blessed that I had the opportunity to meet and serve a pure Nath saint such as Vasudevan Swami. We have so much to learn from this modern day Hanuman, and his life was an example of selfless service and devotion. If only we can adapt some of this to our own lives, we would be doing ourselves (and therefore our society) a great service. My gratitude to Brahmarishi Mohanji for providing this opportunity to me, as it is only His grace that set this up.

Mohanji and the Avadhoota of the Nath temple

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