Mohanji birthday celebration started with 108 chants of Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra followed by Mohanji aarati and cake cutting.
By Mataji T. Villareal Sharma
Happy Birthday Mohanji and Rahul! 😍
I have no words to describe today, except that it was pure joy and lots of fun! 😇🙏
The kids prepared several amazing and moving song and dance numbers for us. They gave back before they even received. Such is the grace of a powerful upbringing in their blessed space. The sisters were encouraging, gentle and loving. I saw in their eyes, how proud they were of their girls! 😍
“Yay! May drawing book na ako!” shouted one little girl. (Yay! I have a drawing book now!) The others flocked on the books spread out, and quickly chose the ones they wanted to keep for themselves. We went there to bring them smiles, but they gave us so much more than what we brought with us. 🙏
Thank you team #MeditationGarden for your love -boundless, pure and beautiful.
Our gratitude to everyone who contributed their mind, body, heart, spirit, time and finances for today’s outreach project.
The initiation of our feeding projects and rice distribution projects were deeply inspired by Avadhoot Nadananda, who gave us the opportunity to serve at a hospital center in Kurnool, India. 🙏#SiddhaganjKurnool
We would have nothing to hand-out if not for our generous and loving donors. Our sincere gratitude goes to: #AbdulAlsaad#DottieArnaldo#TinTiu#HelenBarbasa#CarolinaUrban#LalaLucas#OliverLucas#SachiVillareal#LuvimAmores#RonaBaes#MutyaNavarra#ManuelBlancolll#ValentineBaclor and to our of course, to the entire team of The Meditation Garden who shared their mind, body, heart, spirit, time, effort and also finances to make our outreach projects a success.
We are fortunate to have the Grand Gazebo’s best chefs to cook our outreach meals. Thank you for to Mrs. Nelida Araza too for the crunchy and soft banana turon!
ACT SOUTH AFRICA
ACT SA Teams celebrated Mohanji’s birthday and served over 2000 meals in the last few days. Many ACTs of kindness took place from visiting special needs homes for children,
2 Old age homes
2 Homeless shelters
Home for mental health
and terminally ill patients home
Creches for under privileged children
Donations of water to the Western Cape
Clothing, groceries, cash a wheel chair and cleaning material donations to homes and crèches
Gifts of blankets, toiletries, T-shirts health packs and bags at centres and creches
Handing out bread, sandwiches and food along the road and in townships
Handing out specially baked vegan cakes at a hospital, orphanage, school and campus
As well as over a thousand meals lovingly prepared
for homeless in the streets and at the beach front
And 2 community centres for children.
All in gratitude and surrender at Mohanji’s lotus feet.
1008 Gifts of Kindness
“Namaste Guruji we have reached our halfway mark for our target of 1008 seva, 450 people were seen at the health clinic which we paid for and 50 people had their eyes tested and glasses given, yesterday we did the children’s home and today we doing disabled home. Thank you for blessing our outreach to the vulnerable in our communities. I am more than fulfilled we had an awesome opportunity to serve these embodiments of love, it was by far the most beautiful experience we had and it is all through Your divine Grace in making us instruments of Your unconditional love. I am forever grateful to You and angel Ammu that I fell in love with from the beginning. All my thoughts and prayers spurred on by Her presence centers around service. I prostrate at your Divine feet Guruji.” Sulosh Pillai
In honour of our Guru Mohanji, ACT KZN is doing 1008 gifts of kindness this month to celebrate, we will be gifting free eye tests and medication for the vulnerable on Pheliphepa healthcare train this week and gifting Mohanji t-shirts and bags to homes of the disabled and abandoned children, we will also distribute health packs from this week and combine it with meals in different areas, we kicked off the seva in Stanger where Molly cooked a sumptuous meal. We distributed school bags, health packs chips and sweets we also presented them with Ammucare Bears and the joy was plastered on their face. Shiva and Mohanji’s Presence was palpable today. Koti Koti Pranaams Guruji. We are so blessed to be in His breathing space in this lifetime! Bless you Molly for taking us to this seva.
“I am blessed meeting you and your team Sulosh. You all have done an awesome seva. The joy on those kids faces brought tears to my eyes. Doing seva on an auspicious evening really felt great. Thank u Sulosh for your love and kindness. Blessings to you always. It was really an amazing evening.” Molly Stanger
ACT Foundation Centre Durban
Durban met their target of seva feeding over 1000 people in February!
Started at 3.30pm by leaving supper for 80 people at the Ark Cato ridge . Thereafter went to Durban esplanade did feed 120 homeless adults . At beach front did another 70 homeless adults with veg curry and rice with two slices of bread . At 5pm Cato street two shelters did feed rice curry and two slices bread . At shelter served 60 people and one child Cooked one big pot of rice and veg curry , potatoes Lentil soya chunks . With so many people I had to buy 8 loads of bread . At every feeding points people where very happy and were waiting to be served, they are very happy and appreciative.🏻
Truly inspired Seva and dedication in Durban! Wyebank crèche lunch for the children. Supper at the ARK Home for men. Gift packs of toiletries, bags and clothing were handed out.
Julie, Oliver, Ruvesh Dheena from Randburg centre celebrated Mohanji’s birthday!
“Serve the world selflessly and unconditionally and with no partiality for any beings!”
ACT Foundation Randburg Centre donated a new wheelchair, groceries and cleaning materials at Tswelopele Old Age Home and Frail care centre for 90 residents that have been abandoned in Hillbrow.
IVORY PARK MIDRAND
Warren, Mamma Warren, Deloshnie Ivory Park Midrand
24 February serving in Ivory Park:
38 kids were fed a delicious veggie soup with bread. To celebrate Mohanji’s birthday chocolate cake and sweet packs were handed out with bananas.
CENTURION CENTRE PRETORIA
Poovendree and devotees from Centurion Centre Pretoria
A beautiful day was spent yesterday at the Kalafong Mohau Orphanage Centre where the Centurion team celebrated our beloved Brahmarishi Mohanji’s birthday. A lunch meal of rice and veg stew with macaroni , juices and fruits were served to 35 little souls. It was so humbling for all the devotees to see the level of appreciation of Mohanji’s birthday celebration by the staff and children as we sang the birthday song. Kids were so appreciative of their party packs and cupcakes. The baker that had the cupcakes done did not drizzle chocolate “M” on the cupcakes, yesterday every cupcake that was given to the children had perfect “M” imprints. Thank you Mohanji for affording us the opportunity to serve the Mohau orphanage on your special day. Much gratitude at your lotus feet. From Poovendree Centurion.
PLASTIC CITY PRETORIA
“Happy birthday Brahmarishi Mohanji. May your day be very blessed and full of love! 50 children were fed bananas, pears bread and chips at Plastic city in Pretoria.
Love from Cindy.”
Sholane and Salona Annlin West Pretoria Centre
In the spirit of selflessness and in celebration of Mohanji’s birthday, ACT volunteers from Annlin West Pretoria centre embarked on various seva drives. On 22nd February, vegan sandwiches were distributed on the streets in Annlin and Danville, Pretoria. Good usable clothing, rice and vegetables including pumpkins, potatoes, butternuts etc were donated to a homeless shelter in Danville.
Vegan chocolate cakes were baked on the morning of Mohanji’s birthday and distributed to hundreds of university students from Soshanguve township.
A seva drive of over 500km from Pretoria to Ladysmith was undertaken where loaves of bread were given out along the way. This positive energy travelled across four of the nine provinces in South Africa namely Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Bread was given out from Johannesburg, Villiers, Warden, Harrismith, Van Reenen’s Pass and finally the last few loaves were given in Ladysmith where the last loaf was donated just outside the Mohanji Ladysmith centre. After a day of awesome seva, the volunteers engaged in a beautiful evening of birthday celebrations, joy and cheer. What an incredible and blissful journey of Love!
Milica Ogi Sara Sameera Deloshnie Barbara Johannesburg Fourways
Shumbashaba today started with a yoga session in collaboration with Mohanji Youth Club. Lunch for over 200 children – their favorite pasta was served with bread, juice, fruit. The special cake was everybody’s favorite. It was exact amount as the last child came last slice was given. Donation of tables and chairs for little ones were greatly appreciated and used for art and lunch. A really very special day!
VERMOUTH OLD AGE HOME
“Our Mohanji family spent the morning preparing vegetarian rolls which were presented to the Vermouth old age home. We also drove into the neighbouring areas and distributed rolls along the way…the children are now starting to recognise my car and within minutes they were upon us.” Devika Knysna
“Jai Mohanji! Decided to go to the streets in my community about 10 km radius and fed 9 people , 2 women with kids. Made toasted soya and tomato sandwiches with sauce and an apple for after. Still warm for this chilli morning. All these people have such amazing personalities and my heart just filled with tears.Thanks to our Mohanji I had this opportunity to do what I have been wanting to do for a while but was just a little scared.♥♥♥.” Sameera
FORDSBURG AND MELVILLE
We had such an awesome team for the seva in Melville and Mayfair.Over 120 homeless people received a hot meal. Sjarn was busy preparing meals today. What a delicious variety. Amir also brought kicchari with a van full of things from table, table cloth to a huge pot of hot-off-the-stove kicchari! Avi and Yogam brought along countless packets of biscuits apples and bananas. Two huge boxes of apples from me. A whole lot of wonderful food. What a privilege to see it all go – Ami
Thank you Ami, Avi, Yogam, Amir for making this such a special day for Mohanji
It was truly a special day indeed. Very grateful for being able to be part of an amazing team – Avi.
Well done team. Avi, it’s so nice to see you spending your birthday in service to Mohanji. Hope you are having a magical birthday. Happy birthday – Deloshnie
What an incredible day! Experienced such a wonderful energy and such high spirits as Mohanji’s birthday was lovingly dedicated to seva all over the world! – Sjarn
Members of the Ladysmith family conducted various acts of seva in their individual areas of Ladysmith during the course of Brahmarishi Mohanjis birthday. We are thankful to Mohanji for making it all possible. Mr and Mrs Dharam – Conducted acts of seva on various days during the week of the 23rd by handing out food and clothes to people.
Veena – Seva at Victory Haven Children’s shelter.
Shireen – Seva at M. L. Sultan Primary School, Ladysmith with learners and cleaners. They enjoyed eating fresh fruit. The caretakers appreciated the clothes they received
Nirmala – My granddaughter distributed little cakes to her class as part of the seva.
Shani – Staff at work including the garden boy received bread and groceries. They were so overjoyed
Kitty – Gave cash to a person who is going through some hard times. I am not going to mention his name but Mohanji will know. He is going to buy groceries with the cash.
Lalitha – This family is always grateful for whatever they receive. I went to their home with some groceries. It was much appreciated.
Jayshree (Ariv’s mum) – Baked doughnuts for baby Ariv to give out to the hospital and homes. They also gave out party packs as 23rd February was also Baby Arivs 1st birthday. He later celebrated his birthday at the centre by offering a vegan cake to Mohanji.
Mr and Mrs Leo – Provided lunch meals at their home and gave out groceries to people in their area.
Ish and Shamilla Singh, Ashna and devotees from Newcastle
Celebrating Mohanji’s birthday with such love! We donated the Esprenza special needs school with can food, bedsheets and towels. We also donated over 200 liters of water to the Western Cape. The day ended with wonderful birthday celebrations for Mohanji in Newcastle!
Happy Birthday Mohanji from the SA team
Thank you for always protecting us and carrying us through our storms. We are eternally thankful to you.
Today, to commemorate your birthday we launched the MFSA newsletter through Mailchimp. We are hoping to take your messages to wider audiences as the months progress. This month’s edition is basic and introductory.
We love you endlessly and even as we speak there is 12 hour chanting taking place for your well being at Dattatapovan Ashram.
Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji
Chanting (Saptaha) at Annlin West Pretoria Centre
Day Six of chanting at Annlin West Pretoria centre concluded with much love, bliss and peace within the heart. Each chant creates a sense of deep cleaning inside where toxic emotions and karmic bindings gently dissolved. Truly a beautiful experience and blessing from Mohanji.
Day Seven of chanting at Annlin West Pretoria centre was equally powerful & as beautiful as any of the other mornings dissolved in the chanting sadhana. We felt sad to be concluding such a beautiful week of sadhana and it really created productive and beautiful moments after morning chanting each day.
This morning we begun with salutations to our Guru tradition, chanting Gayatri mantra, then one mala on Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra and one mala on Mohanji Gayatri mantra followed by Mohanji aarati. I felt refreshed, energetic and blissful after chanting. These chanting sadhanas will definitely form part of our Mohanji activities at Annlin West Pretoria where a beautiful protection of Love will be created for all Beings.
Thank You Mohanji for being in our Lives. Love You!
Sixteen dedicated members of the Mohanji group gathered together to experience the Bliss of Silence Meditation. After the invocation prayer, we recited the Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra, Mohanji Gayatri mantra, healing mantra, followed by the meditation. Vibration at the centre is always at its peak and members are grateful for the experience. Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji Ki Jai !!
We all were excited about Mohanji’s birthday celebration and planned an evening of love, prayer and devotion.
Joint birthday celebration
We were also overjoyed that Baby Ariv and his parents would be gracing the celebration by having a joint celebration of Mohanji’s and Ariv’s 1st birthday. Sholane and Salona took us by complete surprise when they walked into the prayer area at 6pm reaching on time for the celebration.
Sholane had gifted a beautiful Shirdi Sai Baba murthi to the Ladysmith Centre, which she had bought and got blessed by Brahmarishi Mohanji in Shirdi similar to the blessed murthi she donated to the Randburg Mohanji Centre. The murthi is placed near the Lord Dattatreya photo in the temple.
Members lovingly gathered outside the temple on a cool evening as we commenced with invocation chants, Mohanji Gayatri mantra and started with 108 chants of Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra. Thereafter Ariv had offered a vegan cake to Mohanji and enjoyed pinching the icing off the cake, as he celebrated his birthday with Mohanji.
Ariv was full of energy even after a long day since his mum had taken him to the hospital and homes to do a seva where they had baked and given doughnuts and party packs to the children.
Each Mohanji Ladysmith member also conducted selfless seva in their own areas on Friday and during the week, by donating food items, good clothing and money as well as inviting people to their home and serving them food. The love of Mohanji filled the hearts of all.
Annlin Pretoria West Centre
We conducted Blossoms of Love meditation, paadam puja and Mohanji Birthday Celebrations at
In Celebration of Mohanji, Annlin West Pretoria Mohanji centre engaged in a week long sadhana of early morning chanting of Mohanji Gayatri mantra and Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra. In the spirit of selflessness and in celebration of Mohanji’s birthday, we embarked on various seva drives.
We continued by singing bhajans and Hanuman Chalisa. Shani had sang the birthday song which she had made for Mohanji last year and we all joined in while Sholane & I offered Mohanji another vegan birthday cake which she had made. The energy during Mohanji’s birthday song and aarati was so intense that a few devotees actually saw or felt Mohanji’s presence as huge as the entire front altar with His hands stretched out blessing all the devotees. We concluded with Mohanji aarati, fruit prasad and supper.
Happy birthday Mohanji!!!
Spiritual grace and devotion of a devotee begins at the Feet of Guru hence on evening of 22nd we were lost in blissful love and devotion by chanting Mohanji’s Gayatri mantra & offering rice to the feet of Mohanji (paadam puja), followed by a refreshing Blossoms of Love meditation.
Julie said she felt very relaxed and happy. Julie, Salona and I all read from the Power of Purity book and each of the paragraphs we read correlated with each other – like a direct message from Mohanji.
Thereafter we were happily enroute to Mohanji Ladysmith centre to celebrate with the Ladysmith family. Usually from Soshanguve back to Pretoria one would take the N4 via R80. However in that moment my GPS system directed me via the west. I was going to turn onto the N4 then decided to flow with the GPS. Seconds later Suraj Bhai called concerned as to where we were as there was a cash in transit heist with gunmen opening fire and a bombing literally close to the N4 / R80 which we just bypassed. This again reaffirms that Mohanji is always with each of us, holding us in His divine arms of protection.
The energy of Mohanji was so high that we decided to drive through to Ladysmith taking that wonderful selfless energy of Mohanji into each town/ city on the N3 route to Ladysmith – a spontaneous SEVA DRIVE. This positive M energy travelled across four of the nine provinces in SA.
Nana who was feeling very sick said once we arrived and hugged him he was filled with energy to participate in the Ladysmith Mohanji Birthday Celebrations. We joined with Ladysmith centre and had the most awesomest Mohanji Birthday Celebrations.
Mohanji Birthday celebrations are always so fun because one starts flowing in joy and happiness and really has no idea what would happen next yet it turns out so wonderful always and all the seva food remains in abundance feeding lots and lots of people. Thank You Mohanji! Happy Birthday to You!
The meditation at Shanti was absolutely transforming. With fresh enthusiasm we all enjoyed the Bliss of Silence meditation. Pin drop silence. Starting with yogic breathing, we entered into a deep state of silence, ending with a song of gratitude during MET delivery. We ended the meditation by chanting “Bless all beings” mantra. The atmosphere was divine, the ladies asked questions, we spoke about Liberation as the key teaching of Mohanji, selfless service as another aspect, the importance and relevance of a living Master in life. Also spoke about the importance of energy exchange, suggesting to donate even a rand towards service to others, as a token of gratitude for the divine group meditation. We distributed Mohanji picture cards in the end, looking forward to the next session.
An international flavour to today’s meditation with Buddhists from Congo also joining us and American neighbours also experiencing Power of Purity meditation for the first time…
Participants experienced peace and bliss and were amazed at the powerful energy that they felt coming from their hands…
We began with invocation prayers. We then did Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra chanting. We then did paadam puja. We did Power of Purity meditation. There was a wonderful and beautiful energy that enveloped us.
With joyous spirits and much excitement.. We started the day chanting Mohanji’s Gayatri mantra. Commenced at 6am and ended at 6pm. During the duration of chanting, devotees came throughout the day. Some took time off work to chant for an hour. We are so proud of Vachariya, she sat the entire 12 hours of chanting. The energy was incredibly powerful as we were reaching the end. Mohanji’s presence was quite eminent. A flower from the vase that was placed firmly suddenly tipped over. As we completed chanting, we did homa. Chanting 1000 names of Shiva for the well-being of Mohanji. Thereafter Mohanji aarati, followed by cutting the tastefully and beautifully decorated birthday cake, made by our talented Ajay. Delicious treats made with love was prepared. A great evening celebrating Mohanji’s birthday with the wonderful Mohanji Family. We were so happy to have Aunty Julie and Family join us too. Thank You Mohanji for the wonderful grace and blessings always. Jai Mohanji!!
Experience by Bhaktananda
One piece of the vegan cake was offered to Mohanji, and later on we found that he physically took two bites, it reminded me of the time he also physically ate the pasta offered at the Ashram
To celebrate the birthday of our beloved Mohanji the Datta Tapovan Ashram hosted a magical evening of bhajans, ghazals and dance. The chance to show our love as well as showcase what the Mohanji Foundation is all about and the teachings of Mohanji was encapsulated into the programme. We were blessed to have other Swami’s from within the Durban area attend the event.
We then cut Mohanji’s birthday cake and offered prasad to Mohanji. We concluded with Mohanji aarati.
The evening was well attended by members from senior citizen associations, kids and adults from different suburbs around Durban and members of the community. The magical evening opened with a prayer with our brilliant MC taking care of the programme, the first part of the show which was a dance.
We then flowed into some amazing bhajans beautifully sung by Pradeep Dhevanarain & Troupe. We then had an intermission allowing attendees to purchase items prepared by devotees from our tuckshop. This was well received and attendees enjoyed the scrumptious items prepared. The next part of the show was an absolutely inspiring and breath-taking play which showcased insights into the life of Mohanji.
The play was a combination of scene acting and amazing dancing from Bavika and Kiara. After the play we had the chance to listen to a recorded message sent from our beloved Mohanji. A message filled with the teachings and guidance which resonated through the crowd.
The evening concluded with more bhajans sung by Pradeep Dhevanarain & Troupe and during this time we had the chance to auction a beautiful Panchamukhi Hanuman deity donated by one of our devotees as well as two saris donated by the business community.
The auctions were well received and we raised an amazing amount of money for the foundation. The evening was concluded with a menacing storm that quickly dissipated into showers of blessings from Mohanji. A heartful thank you goes out to all devotees for their effort in making this show a success. Jai Mohanji!!
We commenced with invocation prayer and thereafter Bliss of Silence meditation. We then sang beautiful bhajans and the Hanuman Chalisa while we all received the great blessing of energy transfer.
A beautiful Mohanji aarati was then performed and the night ended with a small birthday celebration for Ajay. An amazing evening with beautiful energies and deep inner silence. On a weekly basis we are seeing new attendees attend the services and we welcome them into the Mohanji Family. Immense gratitude to Mohanji for allowing us to serve and be part of this amazing family.
Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji!!
Thank You Lord Datta for giving us such a precious gift on the 23rd Feb, our beloved Father, Mohanji.
May You be forever blessed with happiness,health & long life. 🎂HAPPY BIRTHDAY with tons of love. We celebrated Mohanji’s birthday at Anandam orphanage, food donation for 35 children…
Mohanji USA family had a wonderful celebration for his birthday with a day in the consciousness of Mohanji which included yoga, Conscious walking, inverted pyramid meditation, etc. We also had food seva in different parts of the country by members of the Mohanji family. Seva included our beloved animals too. About 215 lunch bags were filled with sandwiches, snacks, fruit and drinks and distributed to the homeless/ Hot meal was served to over 125 people. There are two more food seva events lined up for mid march. We are also planning a food seva in Peru in honor of Mohanji’s birthday. Dry food was donated to animal shelters and birds were fed by some family members. All in all we had a wonderful time serving and felt contented.
Some moments from Mohanji’s birthday celebration
SAPTAAH CHAANTING – A WEEK OF CHANTING… FEB 16-22
Mohanji’s birthday Celebrations in Toronto began form the 16th of February with Saptaah Chanting….an hour of chanting each night from 9 pm – 10 pm for Mohanji’s wellness. Canada and USA chanted together connecting each other via zoom for devotees. We chanted Maha Mryutyunjaya mantra for Mohanji’s good health and protection and praying for HIS long and happy life. This was a chain chanting connecting different countries like INDIA, South Africa, Australia, UK and more. Each country had a time slot so it was a continuous chant in honour of our Pujya Sadgurudev Mohanji Maharaj’s Birthday. We all looked forward to this chant and felt peace and happiness to know and feel how our Mohanji has united many beautiful souls around the world and we who may have not met physically but were chanting for the same Love – Mohanji.
BLOOD DONATION DRIVE
Many devotees came together to donate blood and offer this gift of life to the needy to mark as an offering in Mohanji’s Lotus Feet. When a devotee’s devotion reaches that height, when he realizes there is nothing but Mohanji the light, the love and the Grace with which he is blessed …..nothing more matters. Devotees came forth to donate blood on this occasion, in cold weather, being a working day they took time off but wanted to live by example by living the Teachings of Sadguru Shree Mohanji. Giving is Loving, To serve is to love and Love all Serve all….UNCONDITIONALLY and Always. Happy faces lit up with the thought that all the infinite love that they received from Mohanji, now is the time to give back to the world. Very gracefully each volunteer donated a part of their love with those who were in need. A remarkable seva, indeed. Thank you Mohanji as without Your teachings and inculcated values we would never have received this teaching of Unconditional Service and Love.
KAKAD AARATI, SHAWL OFFERING TO SAI BABA , MEDITATIONS, CELEBRATIONS AND FOOD DONATIONS
23rd February- Mohanji’s birthday was marked with offering abhishekham to Sai Baba in Sai Temple, Toronto. A shawl was offered by Mohanji Foundation Canada to Sai Baba and prasad was offered at the Mandir. It was a royal blue and copper coloured shawl very lovingly stitched and prepared by one of Mohanji’s devotees. Our Sai Baba looked mesmerizingly handsome and so happy. The smile on His face brought immense peace and satisfaction in our hearts that Mohanji is watching and has received all these offerings. Another shawl was offered in the afternoon soon after madhyahan aarati. This was a fuchsia and gold bordered shawl, so Sai Baba looked like an emperor that day. There was a very beautiful ring of light around Him and the radiance was felt by us all. To our amazement, one of the devotees shared Shirdi Sai live darshan and Sai Baba in Shirdi was wearing the same fuchsia and gold colour in Shirdi as well. This brought tears of gratitude in our eyes. Mohanji always says “Main hoon naa! I am always with you!” Yes, Canada feels Mohanji more and more with each passing moment and His Grace is received with open arms and hearts by more and more who walk into His Light. Thank you Mohanji for all the shower of grace upon us.
Lunch was sponsored by Mohanji Foundation Canada on this day in a school in Shirdi for deaf and dumb children , Shree Sai Shraddha Gramin Muk Badhir Vidyalaya. With Sai Baba’s grace and Mohanji’s blessings, we were blessed with this opportunity to offer prasad on Mohanji’s birthday in Shirdi to 150 children. It was such a blessing that even though we are in Canada, Sai Baba accepted our love and seva in Shirdi in honour of Mohanji’s birthday. Jai Sai Ram, Jai Mohanji! _/\_ The children can neither speak nor can they hear, but the Principal captured a video of them praying before lunch in their own way which was heart melting. Thank you Sai Baba. Thank you Mohanji.
Food and fruits were offered in a food bank in Toronto on this day as an offering to Mohanji’s lotus feet. Mohanji has opened our hearts and showed us the way to love and serve; and see God in all. “For the hungry, food is God” says Mohanji. He requested all devotees around the world not to spend money on delicacies and flowers and all the luxurious offerings to Him. Mohanji is always happy and receives all the seva when we are feeding the hungry, looking after the needy or sharing unconditionally. In Canada, we tried to live Mohanji’s teachings and shared this celebration with as many as we could. Thank you Mohanji for Your guidance from time to time.
100 meals were offered by our Mohanji Canada Team in Victoria BC to mark Mohanji’s birthday. With Mohanji’s grace, this centre is growing and flourishing with each day. The most amazing part is that no one from Victoria BC has still met Mohanji personally, they have consistently followed Him and His teachings on Facebook and Mohanji channels, YouTube videos and opened a centre and are having weekly meditations, HSTY yoga and many seva activities. This is a pure example that love flows far and wide, physical proximity is not necessary. They are content with all the Grace they receive form Mohanji in His subtle form and are hoping to see Him one day. Their interest in Datta tradition and Mohanji’s teachings is remarkable. Mohanji always says “ Connect to my Consciousness” HE says, “ if you take my name, I am with You, when you remember me, I am with you, where ever you are, whatever you are doing, I am always with you and will be always with you”. This is constantly felt by all of us in Canada and throughout the world. Thank you Mohanji.
Meditations were offered in BC Victoria on Wednesday Feb 21st and at 3 centers on Friday 23rd. Meditations were followed by a small celebration in each centre in their own way. There was an instance when Mohanji’s presence was strongly felt by a miracle that took place right in front of our eyes yet is not understandable to human mind. In words of a Poonam, a devotee present in the celebration,“Mohanji showed his presence, by re-lighting the candles which we kept in a thick glass bowl after taking them off from the birthday cake. After we all cut the cake, Shaloo and Manisha when offered a piece of cake to Mohanji, the candles themselves lit again and the thick glass bowl broke into pieces with His eye card falling flat on the altar. Mohanji showed His presence in His birthday celebration. Jai Mohanji! Thank you, Mohanji Gurudeva for showing your presence physically as it was desired by Your devotees.”
A DAY IN MOHANJI’S CONSCIOUSNESS
This event was a unique celebration using various powerful tools and techniques introduced by Mohanji. The day started as early as 8 am and the participants were excited as they did not know what to expect. They were informed to bring their yoga mats and also that Mohanji Foundation Canada will be introducing the latest gift blessed by Mohanji – Conscious Dancing. All were curious and wanted to taste this new technique of balancing the inner nerve centres with the help of music and motion. The program started with a welcome speech and lighting the lamp of devotion, surrender and faith in Mohanji and Sainath’s lotus feet. Soon, after the HSTY yoga session started with its unique flavour of spiritual knowledge, traditional touch and deep element of devotion in each asana/ posture and each pranayama/breathing technique. We inhaled love and exhaled gratitude. We released the stiffness from each joint and energised each cell with vibrant light and love. No one realized till they were told that the session lasted 2 hours and 30 mins. There was only liveliness and smiles all around in the room. The curiosity was building up and each participant like a child awaited for what is coming next. Soon the session wrapped up with a prayer surrendered with love and devotion and gratitude to the lotus feet of Mohanji and Sainath Maharaj and everyone headed for a nourishing vegan breakfast. On this day, everything sounded, tasted and felt sweet like nectar that was showering from Mohanji’s presence.
After the break, as the weather permitted (+6 degrees Celsius), we went for Conscious walking. There were a few new people amongst the group who were trying this meditative walk for the first time. The Conscious walking left all at peace and fresh for rest of the day. Upon return to the hall, all were requested to relax and get ready for a session of Yoga Nidra. This energised and nourished them from their tiredness and stiffness. It was amazing how Mohanji plans and how His Grace flows! The script was pre-planned but Mohanji chose a different path for these participants – a divine path that left each and every person in awe, silence and gratitude. The room was pregnant with divine love with tears were rolling down everyone’s eyes emitting and radiating only love. No one wished to speak, open their eyes or move after this mesmerizing session. The effect was profound and most of them could not feel their body. Everyone was in a stillness that was deafening. Each cell, each breath, each individual was in a different world. An unplanned break was announced to allow everyone to collect themselves. During this break we announced about Mai-Tri Healing, Healing with Mohanji’s energy. We explained how Mai-Tri healing works on the karmic level of an individual and that they can avail of this opportunity during this break as we had a few local healers present at the venue. That was a true blessing since it allowed all to settle their energies and get charged up and excited to feel and experience Conscious dancing!
Conscious dancing – a blessed technique by Mohanji and intuitively received by Deviji is such a refreshing, energising and at the same time fun bringing smiles to people’s faces. This dancing technique is a superb tool to balance our inner nerve centres (chakras) with the use of music and motion. Letting go of resistance, letting go of shyness, letting go of concepts and be free – taste freedom and feel the inner core and balance the chakras. For those who have never danced, who have always wanted to but were hesitant due to many factors were so excited that like small children they were patiently listening to the instructions given to them to be followed during the dance. They were given blind buffs that would draw them from the external to their internal view and allow them to fully feel the music and its effect on each nerve centre. Finally, all were asked to relax with another breathing technique to calm them down. The effects of this dancing was such that all felt they were young again, vibrant with energy and radiating positivity. A few shared their experience while in this state but many could not speak then as they were in a daze. But they promised that they will write down their experience once in a balanced state. . By the way, it was past 3.00 pm yet it was hard for all to get up and head for lunch. Such was the power felt in Mohanji’s grace.
Just before all were getting up, we announced a surprise for all from Mohanji….and their hearts skipped a beatJ . Mohanji was in Vaishnodevi and we requested for a 10 minute Skype “darshan” as a surprise for all. But since the network over there was not so powerful we could not do that. But our dearest graceful Mohanji out of love for all immediately said, “Can I record a message for all since the Skype is not working?” OMG, HE is so Gracious. Even though it was late in the night past bed time, 12.30 am in India, our dearest Mohanji recorded a short speech for all of us and blessed us all with His kind and loving words. That was a bonus for all of us like a cherry on top. Each word that played from the recording was a blessing – each letter felt like a petal He was showering on each one of us. What a day! Thank You Mohanji for all the grace and love that You constantly shower upon us all.
With great effort, we got up for lunch and wrapped up this beautiful memorable Day in Mohanji’s Consciousness, each one promising themselves to remain in His consciousness day in and say out. Why just 1 day? Let us all bathe inHis consciousness each and every moment. Connect, connect, connect to His Consciousness and you will always remain blissful!
SANDWICH DRIVE SUNDAY
Mohanji’s birthday celebration was marked with this last program of the week by preparing sandwiches for homeless. 153 peanut butter and jam sandwiches were prepared by dedicated volunteers without whom this seva is never possible. Some come to prepare, some distribute, some donate and some morally support. Wow, what a Family! Mohanji Family in true essence. Tirelessly, all worked at their work place but also carried on with their expression of love and service to live the teachings of our Master Mohanji to honour His birth on this planet for His people.
It is His grace that we are able to do anything. We ever remain indebted in Mohanji’s lotus feet for everything.
Ecuador Team joined the global food seva for Mohanji’s birthday by making and delivering food to the poor people begging for money or recollecting recycling material. It was a blessing to express our gratitude in this way and to give our small contribution to this beautiful event.
Maja Otovic, Ecuador, South America
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
A very happy birthday to our most revered Father, Baba Parabrahma Mohanji. May we utter your name in each breath. May your love shine forever on the sanctuary of our devotion and may we be able to awaken your love in all hearts. Loads and loads of love to you on this special day.
This year on Mohanji’s birthday, we participated in the saptaha chanting.
In the weekend before the birthday , we had Bliss of Silence meditation in Melbourne in two different locations and at the weekend after the birthday we had a Bliss of Silence meditation in Sydney. On the very day, many of us did individual meditations and Mohanji aarati.
By Gurulight Team
Happiest Birthday Dearest Mohanji
Blessed are we for being the chosen ones to be able to serve you.
Your blessings infinite, your smile and love wonderfully contagious, your guidance concrete and precious, your patience inexhaustible, and your compassion eternal…
Thank you for just being there and making our souls shine.
❤ Best Wishes and Loads of Love ❤
By Biljana Vozarevic from Serbia
By Preeti Duggal from India
Many happy returns of the day, Mohanji. May you shine brighter and brighter and keep illuminating the souls. Wish you good health happiness and abundance always. Love you always
By Dejan Cosic from Bosnia and Herzegovina
It is undescribable happiness to be found by an exalted master who can lead you to the end of the journey, to the true Self, to the bliss of beautiful and pure unconditional Love.
Thank You for finding me my master Mohanji and of course, happy birthday to You, hehehe. One day I’m sure I’ll be totally conscious and grateful for such a privilage in Divine creation. Let All live in All.
By Mirjana Kocevska from Macedonia
…I am never away from you. There is no existence in separation. Beingness is unity. We are one and never separate. MOHANJI Happy Birthday my beloved Master ❤
By Pramod Nair from UK
A poem: A Guide to Eternity
Beloved of my heart
Listen to me
Whenever I am in distress
Please uphold me
In my world of darkness
Be the lamp that lights up my path
Erase my ignorance
Enlighten and liberate me
My humble obeisance to you
For you are my guide to eternity.
By Natesh Ramsell from Sedona
In honor of our beloved Guru’s birthday I offer this recording at His Lotus Feet. This is a “hymn” to Lord Dattatreya written by Mohanji in Palakkad recently while I was there and I was honored to be asked to create a musical arrangement for it. Eventually there will be something a little more polished but I wanted to share this with you on this special day. “Sarvam Datta Mayam” in my understanding basically translates as “Everything is Datta.” Enjoy! Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji!
By Jelena Fassbender from Germany
Lately, Mohanji was singing this song quite often. Together with my best friend Nikola, l made it as his bday present.
You can listen to it here: Garuda Gamana Tava
By Bharti Kapoor from India
All we have is you
Koti Koti Pranaam ji
You are a celebration
Who has made us learn to celebrate our life too,
Happy Birthday our Gracious Baba.
All at your LOTUS feet ji
The most beautiful gift I have been graced with in this lifetime is knowing my “Being”with and through a LIVING MASTER.
How did it get any better than this?
My soul’s prostration to You
Happy Birthday Baba
By Subramanian Krishna
Jai Mohanji, Happy days ahead, with love,
Every day is beautiful than the day past.
Today is the day, an Avatar of Lord Krishna is born to carry and guide us over in this Kaliyuga…
God bless you all.
By Lana Osei, USA
Happy Birthday my dearest Mohanji. I look around me and it is your birthday every day, every minute every second. A new baby is born and it is your birthday. A piglet is born. It is your birthday. A puppy is born .It is your birthday. A caterpillar from a larvae. It is your birthday. A plant sprouts out from Mother Earth. It is your birthday. A new cell multiplies. It is your birthday. When the old gives way to the new. It is your birthday. It is your birthday all around us and we can just look at the wonder and amazement of our dearest Mohanji’s birthday with us every day every minute every second. Enjoy Him eternally. Enjoy His fragrance. Enjoy His Love.
By Riana Gaspar from South Africa
Happy Birthday Beloved Mohanji, we adore you it is evident in in all the message and sea of love and service poured out by your children around the world today.
We are so grateful that God has send you on this day, years ago, to be our Guru.
How blessed we are to have met you and walk in your Grace.
When I read this daily piece, written by Swami Narayani, this morning I knew it was for us, your children who met you, a message on our Mohanji’s birthday.
How blessed we are, Happy Birthday Dearest Mohanji
By Keshnie Shennon Pillai from South Africa
Happy birthday Mohanji ❤️ The joy you brought into my life is indescribable. Being your servant is my life’s honor. Love you endlessly.
By Jyoti Bahl from India
Happy birthday my Guru and God Mohanji. Words can’t express mine gratitude for showing me finally the path and real purpose of life, Thanks for being in our life.love You Gurudev and always at your lotus feet 🙏❤❤
By Sholane Surjoo from South Africa
Happy Happy Mohanji Blessed Birthday to you, my Babaji. 😊 Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji ke Jai.
By Snezana Jovanovic-Popov from Qatar
Today’s blessing, these angels came to me from nowhere to take a picture with me. Gratitude for the divine sense of love and grace. I felt Mohanji, and his divine love and grace, in them, in me … and that feeling swallowed us. Thank you, Mohanji. Happy birthday!
By Trish Jain
Happy birthday, Mohanji
This video is a compilation of Mohanji’s devotees: Our Gurudeva
By Deloshni Govender
Happy Birthday to my Father, my Gurudev, my Everything🎉🎇🎆🎁. Thank you for all you do for all your children and for working so hard to raise the consciousness of all. Thank you for choosing to walk with me in this life and many lifetimes.
I came for you and wish to forever be in service at your lotus feet. Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji💟😍
By Chai Lai Siong from Malaysia
Salutations and salutations to the lotus feet of my guru Brahmarishi Mohanji! Gratitude is never enough. Happy Birthday!
By Pramod Soni
Wish you very Happy Birthday Sai Shri Mohan ji. Pranam
By Roshani Shenazz from India
Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Birthday. May God keep shining through you upon the World. Thank you for your presence and love.
By Angela Strezoska from Macedonia
By Aleksandra Stojanovic from Serbia