July 25th, 2010 – Muscat, Oman
Thank you for the beautiful Guru Poornima messages through e-mails and sms-es. Mohanji received many messages and phone calls on that most auspicious day when we express our gratitude to the Masters/Gurus who contributed to our growth. He has been bed-ridden for almost a week due to a very bad sprain of lower back, which made him quite immobile for almost a week (this even prevented him from writing the Part 3 blog on Babaji).
This surely was a unique, truly memorable Guru Poornima.
I feel grateful for the easy-flowing lifestyle of Muscat that allowed for a smaller, cosy gathering yesterday evening – a few of us present thus had the most intimate experience of various Masters, especially the Great Shirdi Sai……
With the help of Jaju family, our altar looked very nice, with pictures of all the dear Masters beautifully decorated with flowers and candles – we were set to start at 6.30pm as planned. For the first time since Mohanji had this sprain (divine timing!), Mohanji managed to walk down the stairs to grace our humble Guru Poornima program, consisted of Sathya Sai & Shirdi Sai Arati, meditation, and Arati to Bade Baba (Bhagawan Nithyananda).
Just before Mohanji joined us, I was noticing the changes on his face – there was a visible presence of Jesus… It was only then that I realized that I forgot to add my favorite icon of Jesus Christ to our Guru Poornima altar – what a beautiful, unique reminder…
When we reached the point of singing the Shirdi Sai Arati, the heat within us was building up drastically. As the Arati went on, Mohanji was instructing us when to do what, he was throwing flowers on us as individual blessings, and Dr. Deepali said that she was amazed to see Mohanji singing the Arati in PERFECT MARATHI.
That Arati, indeed, felt so beautiful and sacred. All the candle lights became tall (almost 3 times the usual height of the regular candle flame) and had the most beautiful golden glow. Every one sensed the presence of the Divine Masters…
The time came for our Power of Purity meditation. Energy was already so high that we needed no breathwork preparation. Giving Shaktipat in that energy was a truly sacred experience…..
After I gave Shaktipat to all the people and was returning to my seat, Mohanji signaled lovingly that I should come to him (he was still sitting on the edge of the sofa, as his lower back pain did not permit him to get up to do Shaktipat). And what a Shaktipat I received from him at that moment! It was so different, with most beautiful Fatherly love…
The heat of his palm filled me up completely. His palm was connecting between my Agnya and Sahasrara chakras, reaching both the chakras!!! – it was so expanded, i.e. much larger than the normal size of his palm, which I am familiar with. And my head fitted into that warm palm so comfortably, so perfectly – there was a sensation of being completely embraced and protected by the Father. The intensity of Love I felt was indescribable. I knew instantly that it was Shirdi Sai!!!… After the Shaktipat, I hugged him/Mohanji and rested my head on his lap in full surrender, as he patted my Anahata from the back – it was the most beautiful, melting, Divine sensation…
Bade Baba’s Arati after the meditation was special as well – Shirdi Sai idol, and Bade Baba’s photo were placed on the sofa next to Mohanji, and we did Arati on all three. All of us witnessed Mohanji entering into a trance state. At that point, the energy in my head was nearing the bursting point – all kinds of energy sensations were taking place within my system. I tried taking photos, but managed only a few-the pull to go within was too strong.
Right after the Arati, Mohanji uttered some important messages and got up to leave the room and take rest – I was actually surprised to see him sitting throughout all the Aratis and meditation, because for the last few days, he was not able to stand or sit longer than half a minute due to acute lower back pain. Dr. Sanjay and Dr. Deepali assisted him in walking towards the stairs, but he denied any assistance and walked on his own – at that moment all of us recognized instantly the walk of Shirdi Sai… It was so touching to see that – one of those moments when our mind finally registers what our heart has been telling us all along…
Indeed, for quite some time, Baba was there with us, through Mohanji (overtook his body completely), spoke with us, ate prasad that Dr. Deepali made, spoke precious words of advice to each one of us….oh, so divine, unforgettable…
We simply didn’t know how to express our gratitude and love – Dr. Sanjay and I were massaging the feet of Mohanji/Baba, Dr. Deepali massaged the hand and offered the prasad she made (Dr. Deepali describes the experience beautifully: “He called, “Deepali, where is your Prasad? Get it for me.” Moushami quickly ran and got Prasad in a bowl -it was made up of dalia (broken wheat) and jaggery (gud). Mohanji, i.e. Baba, started eating Prasad and said, “How can I not have this Prasad. It is made with full bhakti. It is so delicious.” I could not control my tears. He then said: “Now you know who I am.” He ate Prasad till he finished the last grain of it! Later, when we were chatting, I realised, Baba ate the Prasad that I made. He ate nothing else. Did not even ask for a glass of water. Satisfaction ran through each cell of my body. Each cell expressed gratitude to its fullest”).
In that intense energy, we could not talk and were at the edge of tears all the time. While Dr. Deepali suddenly broke into tears during the scene with Prasad, Baba’s expression, visible on Mohanji’s face, was that of complete dispassion, and yet deep Love. As always, his words were crisp but reaching the heart like arrows…
At one point Dr. Deepali commented: “And Mohanji, I was amazed, you sang that Shirdi Arati in pefect Marathi” – the response was a smile and reply: “I was singing my own Arati.”
After the most intimate 30 min. or so with Baba (through Mohanji), we felt it was time to leave him alone to rest, and went downstairs. When I visited Mohanji after some time to ask about the dinner, Baba was already gone and Mohanji agreed to have us upstairs with him again, and to have the dinner.
We discussed all the experiences with great joy, our hearts overflowing – we felt so indescribably blessed – can Guru Poornima get any better than that…
And finally, I would like to share with you the transcription of Guru Poornima message given through Mohanji after the Aratis:
“We began our journey in the complete consciousness of Shiva. We started our life as Shiva with full consciousness and full awareness. We were pure when individual soul became separate, from the Omnipresence, from the Parabramha. We were complete. And we were aware that we were complete. Even now we are complete. But we are not aware. This is the difference. So when we came out of Parabramha as an individual soul, started our journey, we were pure and we were complete. We had the full consciousness of our Father. That is where we started.
Just like a drop coming out of the cloud, when it forms out of the cloud, it is pure. When it starts falling on the way to reach the earth, it starts accumulating so much of dirt from the atmosphere. When it touches the earth. It gets contaminated again. Contamination continues until it reaches the ocean. When it reaches the ocean, it becomes a part of the ocean. It loses its identity.
Like that, when we started from the cloud, we were pure spirits, fully conscious of our Father and our stature. Then the contamination started. We flow through many lives till we reach the ocean. The Father, or Shiva, came back as Gurus or Acharyas to guide us; to divert us from calamities towards purity. We listened to some, we did not listen to some, because we had too many mental blocks. We had too many conditionings. As we were falling down from the cloud, all that we accumulated was stored as conditionings and we got contaminated. Conditioning and contamination!
We started looking at individuals as different from the Father while everybody is part of the Father. There is no gender; there is no time or space. Everything is Father. Everything is Allah. There is nothing else apart from Allah. When we started moving, we started accumulating all dirt. We lost our identity. We got deluded. What we are trying to do is remove the delusion at least to some extent and go back to the Father. Become one with Allah. How can we do that?
… .. Only by cultivating non-violence in thought, word and action;
… .. By making non-violence a part of our life;
… ..By becoming pure
How do we become pure?
… ..By deliberately, becoming pure in thought, word and action.
We become complete by removing all the himsa and violence from mind, thought, word and action. Slowly, we lose all our contamination. By the time we merge with the Parabramha, the Father, or the ocean, we would be pure. Only when we become pure, we can reach there. Otherwise we get stuck in the pathway.
All the water flowing in the river does not reach the ocean. Contamination of water happens on the way. Diversions and detours happen. So, like that! If our aim is to reach the ocean, purity is the only way. Fluidity is the only way. We have to keep being flexible; we have to keep flowing. We have to tide through the situations. We have to look at everything as a part of the existence. Non-resistance and flexibility of movements is life. So keep flowing.
Gurus will come and go. Shapes have no value. Many shapes have come to talk to people. Whenever there is a demand, shape has been given, the shape has been taken. Form has been made.
If someone says this is the right path, it could be the right path for some people; another path is right for some other people. Third path is right for another set of people. All paths are right. All paths lead to Allah, Parabramha or Father. Everything goes to him. Everything has come out of him. There is nothing to separate. This is the existence.
All are Buddhas. All have the same quality. All have same powers. It does not matter if it is a man, woman or cow or a goat. Soul is the same. Soul is the same in a small child and an old man. Operating system is different. Machine is different, electricity is the same.
I bless all of you and wish you happiness, joy and peace. Use this life to dissolve because it is high time. It is not worth coming again.”
May we get established in faith and patience, “Shraddha and Saburi” and exist in full Surrender to the Masters and Existence….
With deep gratitude and surrender,