BTW Serbia – March Update!

Dear all,

In preparation for Mohanji’s arrival to Serbia in mid April (gratitude to Miona for the beautiful design of the flyer 🙂 ), our meditations in Novi Sad and Belgrade have been progressing beautifully – I’m happy to share with you some lovely BTW news and updates for the month of March.

Serbia Welcomes Mohanji!!!

A small sharing to start with 🙂 – During one of our meditations in Novi Sad in early March, for the first time, I felt like bringing Mohanji’s photo and put a candle in front of it. I did not give any explanation about its effect to people, because I was not sure whether this very concept of a photo would go well with the cultural conditionings in my country… However, to my great joy, one lady approached me right after the meditation and said: “I’m so glad you put Mohanji’s photo there – the moment I looked into his eyes and started the meditation, I could feel some vibration on my forehead. It continued throughout the meditation and increased its depth manifold. I’m feeling something like this for the first time!“ So there we go – the photo is now in for every session :-).

The Photo that Radiates...

After my shift to Belgrade in early March, I was happy to see that the number of people attending the meditations in Novi Sad continues to grow – and, as Klara said, so is the depth of the experiences people are getting during the meditation. They are able to see the positive effect of this meditation in their daily lives…

The Power of Purity meditation - in Novi Sad

My days in Belgrade have been really beautiful – the spring is on and I’m enjoying the walks, meeting up with the friends, and attending the weekly meditations.

Biba and Marija - enjoying every precious moment 🙂

For those who have joined us recently (and live in/can come to Serbia), here are the details of the weekly meditations:

NOVI SAD – every Thursday at 5.30pm Homeopathy Center „Hahnemann“ , Bulevar Oslobođenja 37 Contact person: Klara, 064 203 7213

And Klara sometimes attends our BTW sessions in Belgrade too 🙂

BELGRADE – every Thursday or Friday, at 6.30pm (to confirm the timing with Marija if you are not on our btwserbia e-mail list) Zeleni Venac 11, 2nd floor, intercom “Toma“ ; Contact person: Marija, 063 828-0485

The Power of Purity in Belgrade - deep dive within...

Our BTW meditation in Belgrade on March 24th, I must say, was one of the MOST INTENSE EVER (at the same time, the 360 Degrees meditation was on in Muscat). All present had a very deep experience – the energy we experienced was so intense and cleansing effect so deep, that we needed some time to ’gather’ ourselves. Several people reported very deep plunges into the absolute silence within, as if getting ’spaced out’ or going into deep sleep, and some could feel PHYSICALLY how the negativities were leaving their system.

Our joyous group - after meditation in Belgrade on March 24th

One lady had a very touching encounter with the soul of her mother, whom she missed deeply ever since she died years ago. Another lady, aside from the living friends/family members who kind of line up for the blessings (usually flowing from the right to the left), this time saw (before her inner eye), for the first time, a long, long queue of already departed souls of the ancestors and people she doesn’t even know – they were all, as she said, ’flowing from the left to right, lining up for the blessings quietly’. It was a real scene to behold!


Inner witnessing of the Grace


I spoke to Mohanji about this later on and he said something that amazed me: “When we say that, by doing this meditation, we serve humanity selflessly, that is not limited to living beings only. That includes all those souls in the astral plane as well who seek the liberation. They are all welcome to join in, as they know this is a safe and effective method of cleansing and elevation. As the vibration on our planet increases with the fast approach of 2012, there will be more and more souls seeking this opportunity. All are welcome.“ What a beautiful insight, which expands the heart further and inspires us to serve in this noble way, with deep humility and gratitude…

Mohanji - serving with humility and grace...

Aside from the weekly meditations, we have continued with the charity activities as well. This month we had our first charity event in Belgrade – we visited the drop-in shelter for homeless children called  “Svratiste” (part of the Youth Integration Centre) where we donated clothes and shoes for the children from the street. This was yet another experience which enriched us from within…

The drop-in shelter for children in Belgrade - SVRATISTE

Aside from the clothes and shoes, in the spirit of ACT, we brought with us loads of positive energy and love to share. 🙂 We were happy to learn (from a lovely lady who volunteers at the Centre) one of their basic principles: ’The main goal and obligation of all of us towards the homeless children exposed to discrimination are unconditional and non-judgemental acceptance and support of children, with an aim of their empowerment and gradual integration into the society.“

Our loving team - at the entrance to 'Svratiste'

We kept asking further questions to this sweet lady and were amazed to hear about various challenges they meet during their volunteer work at ‘Svratiste’. I must admit that, in comparison with our recent Seva experience at the ’Safe House’ in Novi Sad, this place left a completely different impression – that of cruel and crude reality that homeless children in the big city like Belgrade experience on daily basis. Observing the colorful decorations at the Centre, which hopelessly aim to add some joy and color to children who come to this Centre temporarily for some food, shower, medical help, etc. – gave an impression of a temporary oasis which means a lot, but cannot save them from the unimaginable challenges that they face in their daily lives…

A bed at 'Svratiste' - the colors that counter the darkness...

However, what the homeless children do receive in this Centre is truly commendable:

Shelter, i.e. an opportunity to rest for a day or so and spend some well-structured time under supervision of the educator/volunteer who conducts creative, skill-imparting workshops.

Food – breakfast, lunch and dinner, with regular, pre-determined timing, is available to children every day (based on the donations from several restaurants who send fresh, ready-made food)

Shower – and training in personal hygiene

Most urgent medical help/healthcare

Accommodation for a few days – in situations when children are gravely sick or have underwent a trauma…

Basic education and skill training, which will come handy to children as they learn to lead an independent life.

All in all, even though the daily reality of these children is cruel, the very thought that all of us have a chance to shower them with love, fills the heart with great joy.

Jela & Biba - radiating joy at the 'Svratiste'

This specific Centre requires volunteers who would, once a week (say, over the weekends) spend a few hours with the children. The voluntary work would include – sitting with the children and helping them with their homework, sharing with them some of your skills, playing with children, drawing, simply talking with them lovingly… There is an expert team of trained educators/counselors/medical staff etc. to lead the way – for more info (in English & Serbian), please visit:

And how can I contribute...? - it's the intention that matters...

It is our hope that more people will feel inspired to dedicate their free time to selfless service, as it is our honor and blessing to be in a position to serve… All spiritual Masters, throughout the ages, continuously remind us that “Hands that serve are holier than lips that preach“, and that our spiritual evolution can’t but happen through Love, which must be experienced and radiated in our daily lives, not just in theory.

A sincere 'Namaste', invoking the Divine within

Let us find our own ways of coming out of the lethargy which comes as a result of stress and daily rush, to value our free time as a precious opportunity to serve and express Love – towards people, animals, plants, nature….

With endless Love and warm spring regards from Serbia,


Biba & Aunt Danica - feeling the beautiful vibrations of St. Petka

New BTW Latvia Blog

With Love from BTW Latvia in Riga!!


Dear BTW Family Members and Friends,

A new blog is started: !!!

It is with great pleasure and heartfelt joy and gratitude that we announce the creation of a wonderful new blog in Russian dedicated to Bless the World, Mohanji and associated charity activities. This project was birthed into being by a loving team of BTW Family members from Latvia and Ukraine. Indeed our BTW Family is growing faster than ever, as more and more people from all around the world resonate deeply with BTW’s human and spiritual messages. Kindly read on and discover the story behind this wonderful and graceful expression of service to all.

Caroline, BTW Team.

Daina and Andris

About the creators and the origins of the project

Andris Ceirans was born in the Baltic state of Latvia. He lives and works in Riga, in Latvia. Andris works in the field of logistics. Daina Gribonika also lives in Riga where she works in a bank. Both Daina and Andris are also practitioners of Yoga (mostly Hat-Ha). Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia, a major industrial, commercial, cultural and financial centre of the Baltics. With a population of almost 1 million, it is the largest city of the Baltic states. The climate of Riga is humid and continental. The coldest months are January and February, when the average temperature is −5 °C. The summers in Riga are warm and humid with an average temperature of 18 °C, while temperatures on the hottest days can exceed 30 °C!

Riga's beautiful parks - providing cool relief from the Summer heat...

Andris says:

I met Mohanji in April 2010, in Hamburg, at the annual business meeting of an association our respective companies belong to. While sitting around a table of 8 people on the first evening of the Hamburg meeting, after some 40 minutes of business talks (on developments, cooperation between agencies, etc…) I suddenly asked a question to the others: “Business is wonderful, no doubts! But, how much do we all need to be satisfied in our lives? I was in India and saw very poor people smiling! So, why are we sometimes so greedy, always striving for more…?”.  Mohanji happened to be sitting at my table (out of some 20 tables!) and was actually seated on my right. And that, for me, is where the story began!

A decisive encounter with Mohanji...

After meeting and talking with Mohanji at the business meeting, I suddenly realized that it is possible to live in two worlds – to combine the Social life and the Spiritual life.  I was very touched by the story of Mohanji’s own experience and Mohanji’s ability to exist in these two worlds, which is quite uncommon. I was sure that relating the story and activities of Mohanji could assist many people who had “lost themselves” between these two worlds, unsure  of which way to go, wondering whether they had to make a choice between one or the other, and not even realizing the existence of a middle option !!!  Both Daina and myself believed that creating and translating the BTW blog into Russian would offer readers a wonderful possibility to completely review their lives or see certain events in their lives from a different, and perhaps deeper, perspective.

About the blog and participants

The blog content includes sections about Mohanji , about the Ammucare charity fund and also the translations of the various blogs themselves. When asked why they chose to do it in Russian, they said:

Even though we live in Latvia (post Soviet Latvia), we did it in Russian because most Latvians know the Russian language very well, but Russians, however, are not very proficient in Latvian. Furthermore, the Russian language is rather broadly used, not only in Latvia, but in plenty of other countries in the Baltic Sea region, Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine etc.

Although initiated by Andris and Daina, the project would not have been possible without the participation and assistance of their team members. These include Karina Gribonika, Daina’s younger sister, who provided all kinds of assistance; Anna Gribonika, Daina’s mother, who checks the Russian versions for mistakes and edits where necessary; Maris Sverns, a man from Latvia, whom Daina and Andris have not actually met yet, but who encountered Mohanji’s website,  got in touch with them by phone and offered his assistance to do additional error monitoring in the Russian texts; and last but not least, Alexander Zhalkiy, a friend of theirs from Ukraine, who offered his programming skills and assisted them with technical web matters.

BTW Latvia (clockwise from top left): Maris, Karina, Daina, Anna and Andris

Andris humbly admits:

My Daina, who was deeply touched by the messages in Mohanji’s blogs, has been the driving force behind the whole project, like a driver running the bus. Daina is monitoring the entire projet and keeping track of where we are with the translations and so on.  When we started, although it seemed much simpler to translate the blog into Russian, it actually turned out to be rather difficult, but very exciting ! We could have done the work more quickly, but here one cannot use the automatic translators. These translators are quite inaccurate and it then takes double the time to make corrections afterwards. So, we have been translating in the traditional, standard way. We have also been picking up many new words, hence improving our English skills!

When asked to describe their motivation and experience with regards to this blog creation, they said:

“Love, Compassion and the desire to assist others is the reason we are doing all of this.”

Daina also says: When reading the blogs and translating them into Russian, there is a feeling of doing something very important for others who may have been missing out on some simple stories, without heavy “religious” language,  which could serve as guidance in their lives. We are convinced that Mohanji is not some “usual” Guru, but a man living in two worlds.

The Bless The World Team would like to extend their deepest, heart-felt appreciation and gratitude to Daina, Andris and all their  team members for their hard work, efforts, devotion and dedication. May their desire be fulfilled and may their work contribute to bringing understanding, clarity and peace into the lives of many.

BTW Family News

Dear All,

Over the last few weeks, my hospital work including patient consultations, lecturing to medical students and organization of student exams has kept me so busy, that I was absent from the web and could not pen down the happenings here.  But to tell you the truth, it is actually very difficult to capture Mohanji’s energy in pen. Believe me, it is extremely intense and beyond terrestrial expression and understanding. One needs to experience it.

On Mahashivaratri

On the day of Mahashivaratri, the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva, we all gathered at Mohanji’s place but did not do any meditation.  In reality, meditation was not necessary; sitting with Mohanji was enough to experience the all-encompassing energy.

He is working on us anyway. Mohanji is working on all those who are connected with his eyes; that’s for sure. Meditation is merely a means to get connected with him. We just sat there to offer deep gratitude for Mohanji being on earth to guide us. All of us certainly feel the difference in our lives. He is the difference. His presence is the difference. He has given the much needed purpose to our lives. He has given clear understanding of our own life. We experience his grace every moment in our lives, whether it be Murari, Peter, Caroline, Moushami, Sanjay, Pratap, Murali, Steve, Lara, Smilijana, Rajdeep, Firoz or Ravibhai and many more here in Muscat.  More and more people are also joining day by day.

We all feel Mohanji’s energy getting intensified. At times, he is so expanded that he cannot even get up from his seat and walk. He remains in a trance state for hours and sometimes days!!! He still works for his living and manages both the contradictory as well as demanding worlds with reasonable ease and effortlessness. Sometimes, it is really taxing for him, we can see that.

Meditation every Thursday

We do the ‘Power of Purity meditation’ every Thursday. It may sound monotonous that the same meditation is being repeated every Thursday! But, let me tell you, what happens during the meditation is absolutely unique each and every time. We all feel the Shaktipat reaching deeper and deeper layers of conditionings. With every Thursday meditation we are settling in a different plane of existence. 

Definite software changes or upgrades are taking place, which gives more clarity and efficiency to our operating levels. Our emotions are directed towards our life’s purpose. Although we are doing the same office, house and social work, there is a different clarity and smoothness. Problems do occur but with Mohanji’s grace, their intensity is much less. We all have come to this earth with our own agenda and we need to go through that. But this process of going through the agenda has become meaningful and is happening with good clarity with Mohanji’s grace.

Before the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Meditation on Thursday 10th March, a day before the Japan earthquake and tsunami, was intense. That day’s meditation went into deeper layers for everyone. It was also, in a way, disturbing for a few. There was intense energy and Mohanji was dead serious and unsmiling!!! Mohanji was visibly different that day. I thought he looked a bit upset at something, perhaps angry or aloof. Usually, after the meditation and Shaktipat, some of us bow down and touch his feet in reverence and gratitude. That evening, Mohanji did not let anyone touch his feet. “One might burn with the energy. Let none touch me today”, he said to me. We all found it strange.  But we had to accept. He always has his own reasons, which are beyond our comprehension and awareness.

Reddish-purple halo around silver shining third eye

Prior to every meditation, we usually bring the idols and statues of various masters from Mohanji’s bedroom shrine to the meditation hall. Either myself, my daughter Moushami, or Mohanji himself do that. After the arati and meditation, we take them back to their original place. We do this “ritual” every Thursday. After the meditation that night, Mohanji quickly had his dinner and abruptly went upstairs to his room, even before people had finished their dinner. He just got up, visibly in trance, bowed down to all, and went upstairs. Moushami went to place the Baba idols in Mohanji’s bedroom shrine; she saw him sitting at the altar, staring at the pictures of various Gurus. His eyes were red and almost like he was crying. Mohanji apparently sat in that position for almost 3 hrs! Something prevented us from going upstairs and bidding him good bye. Usually, if he leaves the meditation early, we go upstairs and say bye to him. On this day, we could not bring ourselves to do that. Something told us not to disturb him and that he was not in his body. He was out for some mission.

And then, on Friday we heard the news of the disaster in Japan. When I called him in the morning to tell him the news that almost 40 people had died, he said “I know. It is not 300, it is almost 12,000. He had known it already. He was there!!! For the next 5 days, Mohanji did not sleep. He said, “I have lot of work”. Our communication with him was very short and abrupt. He was becoming dehydrated very often. In that expanded state, he was not able to walk properly, but he had to go to the office. He said, “I am only 30% in my body!” Only he knows where he is and what he is doing. We only enjoy the manifestations of his grace.

Mohanji did not write or communicate through his blog or the group about this incident. All he said was “Do not worry. All those who left will not be sent back to earth. They have been dissolved, and in a way, liberated. The shift is happening. Shift of consciousness. When the house cannot be repaired anymore, it should be demolished and re-built”.

Many must have had premonitions about the tsunami. Masters take the decision of what must happen and where. Their plan is too precise. That reminds me of two interesting stories of Sai Baba and Shankar Maharaj.

In Sai SatCharita, chapter XLIII, there is a story of Baba leaving the body for 72 hrs. This happened in 1886. All declared him dead, but Shama and Mhalsapati protected Baba’s body. Baba gracefully returned after 72 hrs! This miracle changed the attitude of many devotees. Plague was rampant in those days.

I am also attaching a link to the biography of Shankar Maharaj. He is a great Avadhuta from the Dattatraya tradition in Maharashtra. Go to CHAPTER V, ACTIVITIES AT NAGAR – 2- OVERSEEING WORLD’S AFFAIR. Shankar Maharaj was out of body for 5 days. You will find references for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Such is the great tradition of Dattatraya!

From Jammu with LOVE

Sumit, his wife, Sakshi, and their lovely daughter Swasti visited Muscat in March. It was their deepest desire to be with Mohanji.

Sumit had physically met Mohanji only twice up until now. He was initiated into giving Shaktipat on his second meeting with Mohanji in Delhi (Oct 2010). Sumit has met many spiritual gurus and has traveled many spiritual paths in this life time. So has Sakshi. When Sumit met Mohanji, he knew that he had finally found his path, destiny as well as destination. Everything became clear to him and many signs of reconfirmation followed the meeting. Sumit is driven by Mohanji’s practical message of selfless service and unconditional love. He now realizes that this is the mission of his life. You have all read about his selfless service in 2 earlier blogs. Interestingly, this was Sumit and Sakshi’s first trip outside India and he refers to visiting Mohanji as a “Visit to the Divine and to the Source”.

Mohanji blessing his photos for Sumit to take to Jammu

Dear Sumit, you are fully satisfied and your joy has no boundaries after meeting and being with Mohanji. We Muscatians are happy to have met you too and have taken the message of selflessness from you.

We organized a Dolphin watch cruise for Sumit and his family. A few members of the BTW Muscat family also joined. The most wonderful part of the trip was the way hundreds of dolphins gathered around our boat. We saw thousands of dolphins swimming and twirling in the sea. They surely responded to Mohanji’s call. It was indeed a beautiful gathering. Peter, who had been out dolphin watching just 2 weeks ago, said, “Today there are certainly more dolphins. Thanks to Mohanji’s grace”!

Holi festival Meditation

On the first day of Holi, Full Moon day March 19th 2011, we had announced a special meditation in light of this auspicious day. Many people joined here in Muscat. Mohanji asked us to offer our every breath to the Divine Masters of every tradition and to the very existence.  He guided us for breathing and at the end he chanted –

….“Aum, Sahana Bhavathu, Sahanau Bhunaktu

Saha Veeryam Karavavahai

Thejaswina Vadhi Tamasthu Ma Vid Dwishavahai;

Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti”…..

“Oh Gurudeva, You are my guide, my pillar of strength. My existence depends on you. You should lift me up, guide me, and protect me from delusions, illusions, maya and ignorance. You are the giver of wisdom, you are eternal. Do not leave my hand, Forgive my follies and cover me in your eternal love and compassion. Gurudeva, you are beyond gunas, time and space. Raise me up to your stature. Gurudeva, my existence depends on you. Without you, I do not exist. Bless me, bless my path, discover me from the ocean of existence, and guide me to complete liberation. I am only one of the mouths in the ocean of existence. If my existence helps other beings to see light, I am blessed. If my existence as a bubble dissolves without a purpose, please discover me again and make me useful. My existence is surrendered to you, oh Gurudeva. I fully and completely surrender my self at your lotus feet”.

This was indeed intense. Since Shivaratri, Mohanji has been in intense, Shaivic energy mode. That was intensified on the Holi Full Moon day. Attached is his picture showing purple energy all around his Rudraksha prayer beads and his hair.

Purple energy around Mohanji 's hair and prayer beads during Holi

The vibrations of Mohanji’s energy are felt by all those connected with him, all over the world. Biba is in Serbia at present. Meditations have been conducted there regularly as well as those of Marina in Germany, Daina in Latvia, Pradeep in Dubai, and Mohanish, Sumit, Rajeshwari, Shahid and Aprana in India. There are many who are doing meditation on their own and have been sending us the testimonials. On the day of Holi, after reading the announcement in the Yahoo BTW group; Bridget, Siew Hoon, Kate and their group in Malaysia conducted meditation and conveyed that, they had never felt so intensely peaceful. They clearly felt Mohanji’s presence too!

Many have also been experiencing Mohanji’s physical presence in different locations around the world. Here is a story to explain this tangible dimension: Guru lyer went to Shirdi last week and could see Mohanji with him from the morning till the afternoon. He asked, “Mohanji, where were you in the afternoon?” Then, Sudeep sent an SMS from Thane, India “Mohanji thanks for being with us in the afternoon. You were clearly present with me here.” Guru Iyer clearly saw him again in the evening in Shirdi, while we were all talking to him in Muscat!!! Sumit vouches that he has seen Mohanji many times in Jammu and during this trip, both him and Sakshi saw and experienced Mohanji’s hand, many times. When Sumit is giving Shaktipat, people feel two hands! This is difficult to comprehend, but it’s the truth. Amazing! There are many more stories like this one.

My love to all of you, stay connected, stay tuned,