Dear friends, We are happy to share with you another amazing story about the Seva activities of Sumit from Jammu, who this time conducted seven consecutive days of Seva, also called Saptah Seva.
OM SAI RAM
Sumit from Jammu is a very innocent and dedicated soul. He was introduced to Mohanji only 5 months ago. This connection, however, was made at a very deep level. What attracted Sumit to Mohanji was the message of selfless service, unconditional love and understanding of life.
December is a month of extreme cold in Jammu. Sumit could not tolerate seeing poor people on the streets and in the railway stations, freezing in the cold due to lack of adequate warm clothing.
Sumit felt the pain of the slum dwellers, especially children and the elderly, huddled around small fires, struggling to keep warm. The message of Ammucare – ‘Help the Helpless’ resonated with Sumit deeply and motivated him further. He had already distributed blankets and food in the railway stations and slums twice in November. However, this did not satisfy him. Touched by the need of the helpless, Sumit decided to do more.
For a few days around Shree Dattatraya Jayanti (20th Dec 2010), Sumit decided to distribute blankets and food. Indeed, what better way to honor the Masters of this great tradition, the Siddhas known for their caring and unassuming nature, despite their amazing spiritual powers. Mohanji called this activity ‘Selfless Saptah’ (7 days of selfless activity) and promised Sumit that his presence would be felt during the distribution.
With full surrender and great inspiration, Sumit thus carried out this Saptah of blanket and food distribution in various slum areas of Jammu from Thursday Dec 16th to Thursday Dec 23rd, 2010. The contractor, Mr Bharat, helped Sumit identify the slums in Jammu.
Sumit and his friends just dashed into the slums and covered all those they found with blankets. They entered houses and covered shivering children with blankets and woolen caps.
The photos speak for themselves, telling the tale of selflessness, purity and motivation. Moreover, these images show explicitly the Master’s presence and guidance. This is yet another example of how Mohanji operates!
The Ammucare Charitable Trust and BTW family appreciate and applaud Sumit and his friends Ravinder Sing, Umesh, Ashwini, Vipin, Wani, Rajesh, Tarun and Dheeraj for all the efforts they put into this pure, selfless act. Many thanks are also extended to the shop owners for their kindness and generosity, expressed by providing the blankets at a reasonable cost. Everyone’s contribution counts. Imagine the beauty of this world if all agreed to play their part as Divine instruments…
Siddhas have always been obscure, unassuming and seemingly ordinary. They never put forth any tall claims about their authenticity. To know them, one needs to develop sufficient subtlety. Their path is simple, profound and beyond comparisons. It is the path of pathlessness, where individuals are considered as unique and never given the same medicine as another. Their experiences guide them further.
In my case, the practice of the Power Of Purity (POP) meditation healed me from severe sleep apnea (diagnosed in the sleep lab as 23 apneas per hour). In addition to the POP meditation, I also followed other kinds of guided meditation (involving journeying and out of body experiences, with the support and anchor of Mohanji) and gained a deeper understanding of my existence.
We don’t consider people as cattle, so the general feel- good programs are unsuitable for us. Moreover, by attending those programs, people mainly focus on themselves, forgetting the most important aspect of our existence, which is selflessness. A Master of the Siddha tradition never conforms to any particular ritual or pattern; the path is one of perfect liberation and the method is non-conformity. Siddhas behave just as other normal humans. Only those whose third eye (their eye of inner vision/spiritual wisdom) is active will be able to see them and recognize them. For the gross society, for the non-awakened, they are just ordinary men.
Mohanji represents and radiates the energy of the great tradition; the tradition of the great Masters – eternally unassuming and always available. His mission is to lift the consciousness of the generation. Through recognition of one’s path, the Souls come together with one objective – LIBERATION!. This includes the aspect of Liberation of the Soul from the bondage of the material world (karmic bondage) and Selfless Service to the world.
To reach this objective we need to shift and lift our consciousness, directing all of our energy, all of our thoughts, speech and actions, towards the pursuit of the same. Consciousness can be lifted through simple and uncomplicated methods of meditation, including connecting with the energy/consciousness of the Masters through the gateway of their eyes. Moreover, consciousness is lifted by living our life with complete faith, purity, surrender and unconditional love.
If you look at Mohanji’s physical frame, and read his words, you may never fully understand him. “Spiritual Master is a principle, not the body”. Until you tap into his consciousness, you may never fully understand him. The path to do this is very simple – just concentrate and connect to his eyes until you feel the vibrations within you. Each person can connect in this way. The path is as simple as going to the internet, downloading an image free of cost and starting to connect. You can also assist the weekly group meditations currently held in 10 countries or, if you are close-by, you can attend the free meditation classes every Thursday at Mohanji’s house in Muscat.
The three pillars of this healing tradition are eligibility, faith and surrender. Eligibility simply refers to what level of existential understanding you possess or hold. This depends on many things, including the work of preparation in other lifetimes as well as the coming about of auspicious circumstances. Surrender is the greatest expression of Faith and must come with clear intent. Thus the purity of one’s intention to heal must be continually expressed through prayer and contemplation, which are the ground for meditation and which involves a change in consciousness. Full awareness can be reached through this vehicle of changing consciousness.
We can use meditation to bring ourselves to ourSelves, to travel within ourselves and find our origin, truth or Soul where peace, happiness and basic goodness exist. When we discover our Soul as the original entity which, over countless lifetimes, has transcended time and space and assumed many different forms and names, we also connect with our origin which is the supreme Soul. This is the origin of basic goodness, calmness and equanimity, and through this awareness we are able to journey and connect with this transcendent consciousness. So Mohanji says that we need to shift our consciousness to perpetual meditation, where we are always in the present and always exist in the NOW. This point of NOWNESS is shared by all spiritual traditions as we aspire to achieve our highest intention, that of liberation of the Soul and Selfless Service to the world.
THIS IS HOW WE SEEK TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE – AND WHY I WRITE ABOUT WHAT CAN’T BE EXPLAINED? In my personal journey, by June 2010, I had reached the point, with the combination of sleep apnea and prostatic hyperplasia, that none of the drugs were working. I had literally surrendered and accepted that I was soon going to die from not sleeping for over 10 months. I had lost hope in my life continuing and had accepted the accumulated Christian, Buddhist and Muslim teachings which all recognize the inevitability of death and leaving the body. At this point I was ready to receive any sacred and uncontaminated Shaktipat energy (which may be considered to be a universal life force energy available to all, according to individual levels of realization and awareness).
The change of consciousness I experienced thanks to Mohanji, opened me up to the possibility of moving further and beyond. In the course of our birth and death, we may lose memories about our tradition and path. But Masters never let us down. They always keep a watch on us and appear before us at the right time. I humbly surrender myself at the feet of my sadguru Mohanji and the lineage of all gurus for leading me to the right path.
Meditation is impossible without a human body. So the five fingers represent Food, Clothing, Shelter, Medicine and Education. They represent the basic human body requirements and the way to acquire these necessities, through work, as well as spiritual development.
It is likely that the first permanent world base Ashram, where the Five Fingers will provide the basis for expanding consciousness, will be established in Central India . Then, the blessings will flow. It is also likely that many centers providing the Five Fingers of Grace will be established in many countries. The Ashram will accommodate and feed many people but the intention is even larger. Everyone globally will have an opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation by simply believing and trusting in the process through a direct connection to the expanding consciousness of Mohanji and the lineage of Spiritual Masters. Harmonious living and perpetually operating at the ‘Being’ level will be the main philosophy.
All things traditional and conducive to meditation and mindfulness will be offered, including vegetarian food, practice of the sacred art form of mantra chanting and ceremonies invoking the primordial energies. Ayurvedic philosophy will provide deep understanding of the Five Great Elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether – and the harmony that exists between the natural world and the human body. Medicines based on ancient Ayurvedic herbal healing methods, that have been proven to work over the centuries, will be developed. There will, of course, be an emphasis on using the endemic plants that grow in the area and that can provide medicine.
Stay tuned to this channel because I will write more about the food, mantras, ceremonies, and medicines in articles throughout this year of 2011, as we continue to get ready for the changes in 2012.
The grace of God is like having unlimited insurance-it will help you in your time of need without any conditions, without any limits. When you connect to the expanded consciousness there is no limit to the amount of energy you can channel and radiate. I am now channeling huge amounts of energy as I travel with Mohanji’s guided and expanded consciousness by connecting through his eyes. But don’t take my word for it. Come to Oman and have your own experience any Thursday night and then you will know what the Five Fingers of Grace is really about. When you are in his presence and receive the Shaktipat energy from him through your third eye, your life is transformed. For more understanding about Shaktipat, please read Mohanji’s blog at http://pkmohan.wordpress.com/2010/07.
* Mohanji’s health tip for the month of January, 2011 (by Peter Mohammed):
Cucumber juice (with a little salt and a small spoon of lemon juice, blended in a blender) on an empty stomach early morning is effective for blood purification. Blood sugar is kept in line if the juice is taken on an empty stomach. It cools the system and helps to reduce weight, especially if you have a growing stomach (politely called the bulge or extra tire) as it will keep that in line. It helps as a medicine to reduce your weight which is important if you are even borderline diabetic. (If you are suffering from other ailments, consult your doctor before trying this)