Grace at the Bosnian Pyramids

Predrag Dobrović.jpgWritten by Predrag Dobrović (Serbia)

How to describe the indescribable? How can God’s grace be conveyed on paper or in electrons? This is an attempt to catch a glimpse of the grace that I felt, if that is possible.

I was not willing to go to the Bosnian Pyramids. But, Alexandra, my life partner, had a different view. Thanks to her persistence, I found myself on the bus to Sarajevo. In the past few months before the retreat, I had been haunted by disturbing pictures, where people that I love and respect had suffered terribly. During the retreat, it was so difficult to handle it that I could not stand it anymore. I decided to leave the retreat and go back home.

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I went to Hana to apologise to her for the decision I had made. But, seeing what was happening, she asked me to stay. Her warm hand and a look full of love started my cleansing. Though my whole body was cramping in waves and the tears were flowing like a waterfall. Almost at the same moment, beings of light came into my room. All of our teachers were there. The ones who, all these years with the warmth in their hearts and smiles on their faces, had been giving Shaktipats and answering every question, and asking nothing in return. With their full attention, love and gentle humour, they helped me to calm down. They explained to me that I was going through the process of cleansing and that if I left now, I would prevent that and would be permanently “cemented”. Being in heaven, only surrounded by women, I accepted the obvious situation. No matter how hard it was, I had to stay.

Of course, our beloved Mohanji knew what was going on with me. The next morning, I went to talk with our dear Father “one to one”. Surrounded by divine peace, he listened to me and said that those pictures which haunted me were from my previous lives, and they were here so that I could understand it and not because I should suffer. From that moment, it seemed as if the light came into my life. I was able to see. I saw the things that I had never seen before. At any time, someone was there to help me – at Yoga class, at the row to the pyramid to push me ahead, to give me a napkin, to lighten up the space with humour, to illuminate the heart with its warm look, to share their experience…

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Bearing in mind that the hardest part had gone, I was walking in the row to the Pyramid of the Moon. At that moment, I did not realize that I was given a strawberry to boost my energy by my Master. Oh, it was exactly what I needed that day! I climbed up to the top like a chamois, without feeling tired. Since we comfortably settled down in a small orchard, we started with mantras. A few minutes later it started all over again – waving body cramps and tears. All around me, I heard sobbing, moaning… – the releasing of all unnecessary baggage. My beloved Guru approached me and while massaging my back he told me to let go. He went to all those who needed help. At the same moment, all our other teachers started to help everyone who was in need. Shaktipats had such a beneficial effect. They reached everyone not just once but several times. The love they transmitted at that moment is indescribable. It can only be experienced. Then, someone started to laugh. I was lightened up by the light in the shadow of a tree. Only after Conscious Walking, effects of mantra started to decrease.

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Afterwards, the grace of Shaktipat was followed by our beloved Guru Mohanji and Jan Esman – two Shaktipats from two Gurus. A little grain of sand received God’s grace. There was nothing I had done to be eligible to deserve that – the divine unconditional love. After each Shaktipat, I was additionally cleansed. I could hardly walk. Others were going through their own cleansings as well. Yet, someone was always there to help you to go through the process. Thank you. The most touching moment was when Guru was giving Shaktipat to the other Guru. There was so much tenderness and love at that moment. The aarati, that followed afterward, was too short for all those who wanted to connect with the consciousness of the Master. Then, during the blessings, we were all kneeling in front of God in two bodies, two Gurus. At that moment, I cannot explain better, I felt God. Again I started to cleanse myself immersed in tears and gratitude.


There is one more experience that I would like to share.

This lasted throughout each day of the retreat and culminated during my return home. Slowly, very slowly, I began to feel the presence of a person. Her presence was always there, at lunchtime, in the conference hall during the talks with our Teacher, during the walks on the pyramids. The conversations were always pleasant, easy and gentle, and sprinkled with flowers. The pleasant connection could be felt there. Once, while she was clearly upset, in tears, and asking our Guru questions, I felt a deep urge to help her and protect her. I had come to the pyramids to have a spiritual experience and I would experience the romantic one? The last day on the bus, at the border, she got sick. Besides all those healers around her, she called me. I can move my furniture, chop wood, go shopping, but I have no knowledge about healing. I thank all our dear healers who helped her with their energies and love to overcome difficult moments of cleansing. In the moments of laughter, cramps and tears, Hana told us that Rosna had been my sister in a previous life. We had been alone and had a difficult life. This is where my worries and connection with her stems from.

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As our beloved Mohanji said, I will never be the same. I am more open and I feel lighter. I am happy that I can accept people as they are. Now, my meditations are cleaner and deeper. When the dark clouds come, they disappear much faster. I am immensely grateful to our beloved Gurus and all participants of the retreat for their love and light they spread upon all of us. I would like to thank my Alexandra for having faith in me when I did not. I am grateful to her for the love and strength with which she had guided me for years to accept the divinity.


Translated into English by Staša Mišić


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My journey on the sacred path

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By Subhasree Thottungal

Mohanji, during the first release process, instead of any emotions coming out, I saw an amazing picture– a lotus flower and your face in the middle, then Maa Durga appeared sitting on a tiger in exactly the same way in middle of the lotus, then Maa Saraswati came with a Veena and finally Maa Kali. When am I supposed to release the blocked emotions? Why did I see this picture and then again why all the Goddesses?” This was my question to Mohanji while he was having his lunch before leaving for the airport on Sunday, 24th July 2016. Probably not the most appropriate time to bother him with the question. But I couldn’t resist the urge to ask him as this was puzzling me since the experience from the day before, on the 2nd day of our retreat.

The spontaneous answer came from Mohanji, “Because they were there! I called all of them during this process.” He looked at me. His eyes had the tremendous assurance for me. That was indeed a true experience, not any mind game! Oh how enlightening, just being in the proximity of the Guru brings all the truth in front, just like crystal clear water!

This was the experience during the weekend retreat with Mohanji in London from 22nd to 24th July, exactly one year since I first met Mohanji, a new birth for me in the spiritual path. I don’t hesitate to share my experience. With your permission, I take you down memory lane on the few important events since July 2015…

18th July 2015:

Hemant bhai and Mita were hosting a satsang with Mohanji at their residence and they had kindly invited us too. Hemant Bhai had mentioned about Mohanji a few times earlier and so we thought it will be a privilege to be part of the satsang. My husband, my two sons and I went there with a completely open mind. Mohanji arrived and after the welcome aarati, he took his seat. The atmosphere in the room was amazing, very pure, peaceful and full of love and devotion. Mohanji started answering our questions which were indeed very enlightening. Finally, it was time to leave. With an ailment in his right foot, Mohanji was walking with pain and so few people helped him get down the doorstep and inside the car while holding him very carefully. I was standing right behind a door and watching, and suddenly an elegant picture flashed in front of my eyes – this was as if the “panda padhiari” (priests of Puri Jagannath temple) were embracing the huge idol of Lord Shree Jagannath getting down the “baisi pahach” (22 steps) of the temple to get to his “Ratha” (Chariot).

An electric current ran through my body – what have I just seen! It was the day of “Rath Yatra” and I just got the visual of Lord Jagannath in the process of Rath yatra! Rath Yatra is the famous Chariot festival of Lord Jagannath of Puri, Odisha – my motherland. By flashing this picture before my eyes through Mohanji, what has my lord Jagannath indicated to me? I had no sense to react to this, the experience stayed with me since then.

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25th July 2015, Satsang at Retreat:

Mita informed me that on the last day of the retreat week, there will be a satsang that will be open to all. I was drawn to it. With some fear on how to travel there all alone, I started to drive. Just after few minutes, Hemant bhai called and said that two other ladies from a nearby place are travelling and I can join them! The path and journey to the satsang became easier and clearer. Reached Gilwell Park. Amazing peace and happiness in that place. Maybe it was the presence of the Guru! Satsang began. Sitting there in front and looking at Mohanji, his words came as a shower of peace and love. Received first ever Shaktipat from Mohanji. Just being around for few hours in the proximity of the Guru. There was an amazing feeling of transformation inside. Picture of the Jagannath visuals in Mohanji was crystal clear. Finally, I couldn’t restrict myself to mention about this previous week’s experience to Hemant Bhai. As soon as he heard this, he rushed to Mohanji and I followed him. Hemant Bhai narrated my experience to Mohanji. I then came to know that I am not alone to have such an experience. Many other people have similar visions. Some see Shiva, some see Hanuman, some see Sai Baba, and some see Jesus… …so on and so forth. The message was clear – a true guru is totally transparent so that you see the reflection of God in him.

How can I express my gratitude to have come in the proximity of such a Guru? Is it real that a Guru has come in my life!!

Guru Purnima Celebration in London– 8th Aug 2015:

Another opportunity came to meet Mohanji again and be part of an auspicious celebration of Guru Purnima. We all got the opportunity to sit and watch Mohanji and Devi performing the Havan and then be in the Satsang. Power of Purity meditation followed by bhajans and finally aarati to the Guru. A very sacred atmosphere filled with devotion and purity. It was my turn to offer the aarati. After I finished, Mohanji called me and said, “Translate the PoP meditation in Odiya and record in your voice.” He also called Vijay bhai standing nearby and told him to facilitate. I am just speechless to hear this. An instruction from the Guru on the day of Guru Purnima. What more can I ask for!! Do I really deserve this? Is this a dream?

Jan 2016, Palakkad, Kerala:

Annual holidays for a month in Dec-Jan t0 visit both our families in Odisha and Kerala. Ever since I have left my motherland Odisha, I visit the Jagannath temple, Puri, every time I visit Odisha. It is a ritual not to be missed. However, something happened this time and I missed the chance. Coming to my second home (my matrimonial home) in Palakkad, my mind would sometimes bother me, “Oh! I missed seeing Lord Jagannath”. But something would calmly assure me, “Don’t worry. Lord Jagannath is with you.” Holidays were nearly finishing. The new year 2016 had arrived. Time for returning to London was getting closer. My husband called Mohanji’s father who stays in Palakkad too. We had thought of paying them a visit. When we spoke on phone, Mohanji’s father said, “Mohanji is coming to Palakkad tomorrow evening. You can come and meet him.” This was the most powerful and elevating news that was least expected and a dream come true. That night before going to sleep, I sent Mohanji a message to confirm if I can come and meet him and the time.

Early in the morning, I felt as if I received a phone call and on receiving that, found Mohanji on the other side, who confirmed me a time period that I can go to his home and meet. Suddenly I woke up from sleep to realise that it was only a dream! I told my husband, who was leaving for London with my elder son that morning, about this. Later that morning, a message came from Mohanji, specifying the time, exactly what I received in the dream that morning! Finally, the time came. I went to Mohanji’s home with my mother in law and younger son. I was meeting Mohanji once again! A clear message flashed inside. Even though I missed going to Jagannath temple in Puri, Jagannath came to me to give the darshan! Tears came in my eyes. Tears of love and gratitude. Oh my God! You have been so kind to me, it’s just unbelievable! I had no doubt whatsoever in my mind anymore. I had now realised what Mohanji meant to me and what his reality was!

5th – 6th May 2016, London:

I had been waiting eagerly to meet Mohanji again. He was coming to London for the inauguration of the Garuda Murti in Skandavale temple, Wales. We met on 5th May when the satsang happened. The convoy was travelling to Skandavale the next morning. I was still wondering whether I would be able to go. Not being a great planner, I had, of course,  missed booking myself in the convoy. I hoped that we could just book a place the day before and go there. But alas, all bed and breakfast nearby were booked. I accepted and calmed my mind that, maybe, I was not meant to go there. If it was meant to be, then I would go. An hour later, Hemant bhai called. Someone from the convoy had to cancel. So there was indeed one place available for me to join the next morning! The message was crystal clear. Every call from inside is getting heard and answered!

What an experience over the next couple of days. Being around Mohanji, travelling to Skandavale, sharing auspicious moments of being in the Shakti temple, the Havan and finally the Garuda Prana Pratistha. Those hours were no less than being in the heaven, being with God himself! Even though I had been standing & walking for a long time, trekking up the hills, there was no impact on my rheumatoid arthritis affected feet the next morning. The pain had vanished! After the morning puja at the Ranganath temple, we met Mohanji again and started our return journey to London.

We bid farewell to Mohanji at the airport with a message that we will be eagerly waiting for him to return to London in July! Only His physical body has gone far from London, the eternal Mohanji is in thoughts 24/7!

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6th July 2016:

In the morning, I browsed through Mohanji’s Facebook messages. As usual, I  landed up on Mohanji Gayatri mantra on YouTube and started playing it over and over again. Then, I moved on to one mantra after another sung by Mohanji. Finally, when the alarm rang for my son’s school time, I realised it had been more than an hour! Not usual. What’s so special today? Anyway, I brushed the thought aside and got busy in my normal routines and the day passed by. With my ailment, the fatigue was a bit more that day. In the evening, my husband reminded me about going for the PoP meditation. I woke up, took the phone in hand and saw a new mail. Could it be the mail that I had been eagerly waiting for the past few days? Yes, indeed it was! There was a mail from the Consciousness Kriya team approving my application for initiation to Kriya by Mohanji. Suddenly my fatigue vanished and a gush of energy rushed in. This was overwhelming because I had left the decision quietly to my Guruji. To decide if I was eligible and ready to receive the Kriya from him or not. So this approval was a clear signal for me. Could I be any more fortunate?

5 minutes later, I was at the hall for meditation. Rajshree offered me to light the lamp in front of Mohanji’s photo. Oh, how lucky I am. I got the opportunity to offer aarati to Mohanji before the meditation. Indeed, a lucky day. I offered my thanks silently for approving me for Kriya. I sat on the chair ready for meditation. As soon as I closed my eyes, Mohanji’s face flashed and suddenly remembered – TODAY is Jagannath Rath yatra. This day last year, I met Mohanji for the first time. And then the events from the morning became very clear – singing through Mohanji’s mantras on Jagannath’s Rath yatra day, receiving the Kriya approval mail and the opportunity to light the lamp – all became very clear. Oh, my God, you are indeed with me all the time, in the form of my Guru! Tears kept running through, no binding but those were tears of joy and love of the realisation of my closeness to him! How can I express my gratitude for showering so much love on me?

Finally, the much awaited time came – 19th July to 24th July – Guru Purnima with Guruji, Kriya initiation and Retreat.

I have been showered with the love and blessing of Mohanji. Life is in bliss and only a path of white light that leads to the HOME – the journey from the womb to the womb has begun!

Jai Mohanji!


The views, opinions and positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of Mohanji, Mohanji Foundation, it’s members, employees or any other individual or entity associated with Mohanji or Mohanji Foundation. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

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The Thread that holds the Beads together

By Nameshri Chetty


With unwavering faith, trust and love, I write about my story with Mohanji so far…

In April 2014, I received a call from a very dear friend of mine who had an interesting conversation about me at a college mate’s baby shower . She had told me to expect a call that same evening from a lady . At that point in my life, I was going through a bitter divorce ending a lifetime relationship spanning 28 years. I was also totally dedicated to my spiritual path (without any structure) and was completely immersed in the worship of Lord Shiva. Towards the evening, I received a call from Ami who I had never spoken to before. She told me about a Master known as Mohanji and about Kailash. I was overwhelmed with emotions as I was busy watching a TV series called Mahadev and the connection seemed instantaneous. Then and there I decided, “Kailash here I come.” , Please bear in mind that I knew no one, not even Mohanji or what this pilgrimage was about. All I knew was that I was going. I contacted Mohanji’s Facebook profile who asked me to contact the Kailash desk. Within a week, I was booked to leave in 3 months.


My first encounter with Mohanji was in Kathmandu and that was, as they say, just the beginning (at least to my mind’s knowledge at that time). The Kailash Yatra was indescribable. So much of Shiva’s grace flowed over and through me. I was graced by an amazing Sherpa called Siddha and his pony Tha translating into Siddhatha (another name for Buddha). That by itself speaks of the grace of Mohanji. Many had experiences that they would say tested them, but for me, I was just shown care and protection throughout my Yatra . My Sherpa just showered me with unconditional love, care, and respect . Of course, it was always Mohanji in the background as usual.


On returning from Kailash, Mohanji’s graced flowed through each day. I had a dream where I saw Mohanji in different colored spotlights. I would have normally chosen green but I chose charcoal the color of Kailash . There I heard the Divine say, “Mohanji is Kailash”. Managing to live a normal life after Kailash becomes very touch and go, as you see what real living is about, after you have been exposed to the grace of a Master and been in the sacred space that is Kailash. It is your connection to the source. All other things fall away .

It was January 2015. I had been faced with a very tough decision of asking my children to both go and live with their father as the home environment became very toxic. As any parent knows, we live for our children and we never want to be separated from them. But as I spoke to them about leaving, a certain calm came over me. I spoke to them rationally and confidently. I realized once they had left that it was actually Mohanji that was there holding my hand. That same day. I spoke to him only for him to validate that he was. He told me to lead by example and be the Lioness that I am. Gosh! It was time to be a big girl now. First, my marriage was all that I ever knew. Then it was my children. All that I was living for was gone. 😱

As the days turned into weeks into months, I started filling all my free time and, trust me I had lots, with strengthening my connection with Mohanji . And boy, did it get strong. Mohanji ‘s constant message be it via dreams or through interactions was it will be okay. As time went on, I realized why there are many many tests when one chooses this path. The biggest test is detachment. All that I thought was ME (or I thought defined ME) was taken away. All that I chose to live for and serve was taken away and all that was left was the real ME.


I became aware and felt the teachings of Mohanji about connecting to the source of the person rather than the personality. I started to live with detachment. I did question my behavior at times. Like questions on my choice as a mother to live without my children, on my being unaffected by their lack of interaction with me. People started seeing me as aloof. I knew that I must love unconditionally from a distance and that Mohanji has my back. I lived and breathed Mohanji’s teachings “live by example”, “be the lioness”, and “love unconditionally”

In November 2015, I went to India on the Kumbhakonam retreat with Mohanji. It was a tough decision as my son turned 21 and daughter turned 13 two milestone birthdays. Considering that they had no contact with me, I was in a dilemma. Knowing my children, I would never hear the end of it if I had left them and gone during their birthdays irrespective of their standing in our relationship. During one of my meditation, it was a clear message from Mohanji that I should go. I then arranged for birthday cakes, cards and gifts for them while I was away. During this retreat, I felt a shift in me. As usual, in the very unassuming way that only Mohanji can be, he in passing said that it will be okay .It was on this trip that I fully surrendered to the grace that is Mohanji . That same December, both my son and daughter came back home. Yay, they were back. They came back as changed children to a changed mother.


The children embraced their lesson of separation. They also embraced Mohanji’s presence both in my life and theirs as they came back to a home that was fully present with Mohanji’s grace. The children started to smell the fragrance of burning incense (usually the way Mohanji makes his presence felt) throughout the night and day. They even heard footsteps at night.

It was during one of the morning meditations  when I received a very clear message from Mohanji. It went something like this, “We are love. We only want to give love.” Whilst in that space of communication with Mohanji, I saw how I was protected and held closely by Mohanji through each and every step of my life. When I filed for divorce  in 2012, I had no idea what it was like to fend for myself. I hadn’t even paid a bill by myself ever. I had no  bank account. I had no idea of how the real world worked. Yet, I took the leap.

I was introduced to a great lawyer that took on my case. I overcame each hurdle of the difficult process. How many would ask ? It was always Mohanji’s grace. When my human mind felt tired and my heart was empty. he filled with hope. There was never a point where I was unable to do or be what I needed to. I was a single mother yet no one had taken advantage of me or my children (considering the times we live in). When I needed something, there was always someone there to assist me. When I was 500km away from home and needed brakes on my car, a distant relative offered his car (it was a Range Rover) whilst he fixed my car and drove it up to me for free. And, and, and… Mohanji was with me through each and every step of my life even before I knew of him.


I realized that, although I had been through many a hardship, I somehow managed to be happy, optimistic and hopeful. Always trusting that tomorrow would be better and that people are good. I now saw the thread, that was Mohanji, that held all my life experiences together. I was now able to feel that we are love. So why not show it? This happened shortly before Mohanji’s South African visit.


Mohanji’s visit to SA is a blur for me as I was immersed in service , gratitude and love for him and all that was possible in my position. I had asked my once-reluctant children to join in the retreat and, to my joy, they agreed . When they first met Mohanji, there was an automatic trust that had formed. Trust me! I too was shocked as they did not ask, even once, to leave the weekend program. Instead, they assisted where they could. How things had changed… Though the one thing that I do remember from the South African retreat is Mohanji’s capacity to be everything at anytime, anywhere . He managed to make each and everyone feel as if He was with them .

Mere (My in Hindi) Mahadev, I surrender graciously and humbly at your feet, for you are the beginning and end of all that is not.

Thank you my dearest Mohanji , much love always your forever grateful Nameshri!


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The Eternally Flowing River

The Brahmarishi Title Ceremony of our beloved Mohanji

By Amitha Hughes


10 October 2016

“Being in Guru is being in the Eternal Flow of Consciousness” – Avadhoota Nadananda

Even the elements danced, matching the joyful mood of all those gathered on the holy grounds of the Siddhaganj Ashram in Kurnool on 10 Oct 2016 for a once in a lifetime, rare and sacred ceremony.

It was the Brahmarishi Title Ceremony and Transference of Spiritual Powers from the beloved saint Avadhoota Nadananda (lovingly referred to as Guruji) to our beloved Spiritual Master Mohanji. The sheer grandness and magnitude of the event defies description.


The ceremony was held on the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami, which marks the end of the 10 day celebrations honoring the Divine Mother as well as the Maha Samadhi day of Beloved Shirdi Sai Baba. Guruji was guided by the sacred Guru Mandala, the Inner Higher Spiritual Council of Light, to hold Mohanji’s Title Ceremony exactly on this day. It was an instruction from Guru Mandala, and it was clear. Guruji faithfully brought it to fruition. Such a sacred ceremony had never been allowed to take place in public before. Now the Guru Mandala had spoken.


Guests galore turned up; and a host of Mohanji’s followers, friends and family were there too, from India and America, to Switzerland, Serbia, South Africa and countries in between. A group of around eighty international guests, all Mohanji’s followers, joined the rest of the spiritual family present at Siddhaganj Ashram to witness the unfolding beauty of this ceremony. It was an occasion we are surely never likely to witness in our lifetimes again. Ami from South Africa said: “It was a privilege to meet this Great Master Avadhoota Nadananda ji in person at last! Mohanji personally introduced each one of us to Guruji. It was an event in itself͙. The smiles and deep sense of familyhood are truly eternally treasured moments. And what a welcome we received from Guruji! His loving hospitality is beyond measure. Guruji and his family of the most kind-hearted disciples and devotees received us with heart-melting warmth and love.”


The love of Guruji’s disciples towards all of us really touched our hearts. In their house, we were like the people of the house and they were like guests. Their house was our house. We were made to feel at home. Sujathaji, Rameshji and family, Satyanarayanaji and family, along with Mohan gaaru, the trustees, even other visitors, they all looked after us as if we were their closest relatives. The training that Guruji had given them in hospitality was unexplainably beautiful. Total selflessness and unconditional love! All of us from different parts of the world were considerately served delicious food without chilies, which is very difficult in a habitually spice-oriented culture of the land. Many such micro details were carefully taken care of by the Siddhaganj team, which made us feel extremely at home.

9 October 2016

A day before the actual ceremony, on the evening of Saturday the 9th October, Guruji led the Guru Mandala puja, a powerful invocation and worship of Guru Mandala. Mohanji was at his side. Guruji was in an extremely heightened state. The highly expansive energies pulsed powerfully in the puja hall and throughout the Ashram. It was a privilege to be present.

At some point during the puja Guruji suddenly said: ‘Guru Mandala is here.’ In that moment most of us simply lost the breath. The energy was overwhelming and a change in the vibration was palpable. All of us could feel (and some could see) the presence of various Masters there. Guruji said that every Divine Being that was invoked poured Blessings galore. He said he witnessed the great Mahatapa (Mahavatar Babaji), the great Guru Dattatreya, Agastya Rishi and many other powerful masters who adorn Guru Mandala, coming there and blessing all present, especially Guruji, Mohanji and the function. Till then the room was very hot and stuffy but in the moment when he said ‘Guru Mandala is here’, we could feel a pleasant breeze circulating throughout the room from various directions. We then realized that it was raining outside. The heavens literally opened and the rains came down quite heavily! This was a sign of approval and a true blessing from above.

Much as the showers were welcomed, they did however pose a little bit of an inconvenience in view of the outdoor function (Title Conferment Ceremony) scheduled for the next day. Well, Guruji was having none of that! This was a function that he had planned with great patience and care, and he did not want it to be ruined by the rain!

After the guests had left to go to their hotel, says our dear sister Preeti Duggal, Guruji marched outside, and looking heavenwards, threw his hands up and literally roared with a mighty voice: “INDRA, AB YE BAND KARO.” … meaning, “Indra, now stop this!” Well, it stopped raining very soon! The great Indra listened … and Surya smiled!


We do not fully know the power of our beloved Gurus, the elements are at their COMMAND!

10 October 2016

The next day was the big event all were waiting for. The Brahmarishi Title Conferment upon Mohanji, followed by the book launch in the afternoon.

Guruji did the actual Transference of His Sadhana Powers to Mohanji in private in the very early hours of this blessed day during a special Homa that he performed. He allowed nobody to be present, except one of his closest devotees, Sujata. She was there to help pass the necessary puja items to him. Guruji also said that when he invoked the Fire and started the Havan with certain mantras, asking Mohanji to accept, the Holy Fire was going towards Mohanji. When the sacred transfer was over Guruji said: “Uske baad pauper ho gaya,” meaning, “After that I became bankrupt!’”


Guruji told to us later on that day: “Now I am empty. I am free. I gave everything I have earned through my spiritual practices to Mohanji over a morning homa which I performed with Mohanji. He was chosen by the Guru Mandala. He was sent to me. Mohanji did not ask me for anything. Neither did I decide this event on my own accord. I was guided to this by the elders of our tradition. If you read the chapter of my Kailash journey in my autobiography, you can see the instruction of my Guru Tara Mayee to me to find a potential successor who has the capacity and maturity to handle all what I have spiritually earned and transfer it all completely. Today, I did exactly that, which made my journey complete. I waited for 14 years for this person and this occasion. If the ever-loving Guru Mandala had not sent me Mohanji, I would have wasted all what I had earned and perhaps would have had to come back to earth to complete that task.”


He further said: “Nobody can enter Siddhaganj ashram unless permitted by the great Masters of our tradition and the ever-compassionate Mother whom we worship. This group has been chosen for this function by them. Many others tried to come. They could not reach here. Eligibility is purity, selflessness, love. You are all lucky. You have all been chosen.”

During another informal satsang with Guruji on that day he shared with us how Shri Ramakrishna’s Sadhana (spiritual practice) Powers were transferred to his beloved disciple, Swami Vivekananda. Guruji said that there has to be a medium for transference.

In the case of Shri Ramakrishna, who was suffering from throat cancer, the Master went into a coughing fit and was coughing out a lot of phlegm. Swami Vivekananda understood exactly what his Beloved Guru was asking him to do. He collected the phlegm from Shri Ramakrishna’s mouth and gulped it. The sacred transfer was complete. When it was done, Shri Ramakrishna said: “Abhi mein pauper hogaya re,” meaning, “I’m now bankrupt!”

With his Guru’s power, Swami Vivekananda moved like a hurricane in the world and energized people. Guruji said the sacred transfer from Him to Mohanji was through the medium of the Holy Fire, the Homa Agni.

The pure Love that Guruji has for Mohanji is beyond measure. Guruji has said their relationship is not one of Guru and disciple, but that of dear Brothers of the Great White Brotherhood.


But that was not all that Guruji had in mind for us on that heavenly day. Guruji blended the energies of the East and West in yet another special ceremony. He wanted to express his deepest gratitude to Mohanji’s parents whom he also lovingly calls Acchan (father) and Amma (mother). Guruji blessed and thanked Acchan and Amma in unique ways for bringing Mohanji to Earth … and into his life.


In a most touching way, that morning Guruji arranged a special Aarti during which Amma, Mohanji’s mother, was worshipped as the embodiment of the Divine Mother Herself, and Amma’s dear and beloved daughter-in-law, Devi Mohan was asked to honor Amma by performing the Aarti after adorning Amma with flowers and bathing her feet with a paste made of turmeric and kum kum. The beauty of this process arranged by Guruji was transcendent and touched the hearts of all present. Amma indeed looked like a Devi and she shared with us later on that she didn’t know where she was during that Aarti as the most blissful energy engulfed her completely.


Thank you Beloved Guruji for your never-ending stream of blessings.

Evening ceremony – from tears to bliss

The actual ceremony in the evening was beyond description. The crowds swelled. All gathered in the marquee (a huge special tent made for this function) for Mohanji’s Brahmarishi Title Conferment.

Indeed, this was the mother of all functions for all of us deeply connected with Mohanji. Guruji transferred his spiritual savings or, in other words, his spiritual “bank balance”, to Mohanji and conferred him the prestigious title of “Brahmarishi”! As Guruji himself had said a while ago, “This is no ordinary function or an ordinary title”. All of us who know Mohanji at least for some time know that he never went after titles or powers. He never asked any Guru to give him anything. That is why this became even greater event for all of us – completely ‘out of this world’ and a true miracle to behold.


The deeper meaning of the sacred Brahmarishi title and its implications for our beloved Mohanji are of a nature that is guarded by Guru Mandala, and is not to be made public. It is magnificently life altering for Mohanji, with a wider implication for everyone connected to his Consciousness. The holy Conferment comes with the might, power, blessings and beneficence of the entire Guru Mandala.

However it also comes with a great deal of added responsibilities, amongst the most important of which is: Living life in service to others … to bring Light to others … to bring Freedom to others!

The approval from the Guru Mandala was palpably obvious in the precision and the smoothness with which everything flowed. There was elegance, grandeur and precision all the way. We were told that such a function is very rare, especially in public. Transfer of powers has happened many times in the past between a guru and his most loved disciple. But, this function had its own uniqueness. First of all, Guruji met Mohanji only a day before Datta Jayanti in December 2015. This transfer happened on October 10th 2016. Instant recognition and corresponding guidance from Guru Mandala rapidly created this event.

As another miracle, a confirmation from above, soon after the transfer and title ceremony, Guruji’s blood pressure became normal on its own and it continued to be so, even after a couple of days, as we write this.

During the function Guruji presented a certificate to Mohanji conferring the title Brahmarishi. He said this certificate is essential to ensure that Mohanji has indeed been conferred the title and is eligible for it, and that the title is as per the order of Guru Mandala. All true masters have gone through ridicule of their society but that could never deviate them from their purpose of birth. The very title and this ceremony is also a confirmation of Mohanji’s stature by Guru Mandala through Guruji. Guruji mentioned that it is his sankalpa and deep wish that Mohanji will indeed visit Gyan Ganj.


One of Guruji’s loving devotees Gokulanji, a gifted musician, and a group of talented fellow musicians poured out their love in musical art form on the stage. There were songs too written specifically for and dedicated to Guruji. The music was enthralling and kept us spellbound. It was so beautiful. It also formed the backdrop for the official launch of Guruji’s books by Siddhaganj – Kurnool.


As the wonderful function began to draw to a close, Guruji’s disciples and devotees, including all of us, Mohanji’s followers, could not hold back our tears. As Guruji slowly walked off the platform and out of marquee (the big tent in which the function was held), tears flowed openly. Some sobbed beyond control, not able to control the emerging emotions. Something deep within was touched.

Joy felt earlier was dulled by sadness. Guruji had stepped down completely, leaving his beloved successors to carry forward the work he had started at Siddhaganj Ashram.

A short while later, Brahmarishi Mohanji who remained seated on the stage, leapt to his feet in joy, for there was Guruji returning to the marquee! We turned our heads and beheld with joy our beloved Guruji walking back to the stage, with flower petals being showered on him. The outpouring of Love ͙ and the sadness͙ of his beloved Ashram family, drew him back. He felt the sadness and could not leave like that.

Cheers, laughter and happy claps accompanied him back on stage. The mood in the crowd swung back up! Guruji danced onto the stage -the music played, and the laughter returned. Guruji took Mohanji by the hands and they danced, while all of us clapped and cheered.

Soon we were all on our feet in front, in complete bliss of dancing and rejoicing. It was amazing. We danced endlessly as truly unforgettable scenes of sheer joy and blissed were being etched in our hearts and minds.

Guruji had yet more gracious blessings for us as the program concluded.

He invited us into the mandir for a most beautiful ghungroo blessing. Guruji was in the higher exalted state of the Divine Mother. Such grace, such beauty, such elegance in the vastly expanded state of Consciousness. Guruji moved his feet in graceful dance, wafting the purifying essence of Frankinscence, to the powerful beat of the drum by Swami Ajayananda. This was the beautiful ending to an unforgettable day.

The River of Life continues its Eternal Flow!

Mohanji mentioned that Guruji, like all great masters, is a flowing river. He cannot be stopped. The tradition cannot be contained. He mentioned that if anyone thought of him as a body or personality, he/she has never understood him. He will continue to exist as a force forever. Guruji himself said that even after he leaves his body, he would continue to work on earth for the next 300 years just like a true avadhoota, never born and never died, just as Sai Baba of Shirdi continues to work after more than 100 years of his physical exit.

Finally, Beloved Guruji got his wish ͙to take to the road once again, and walk the lonely Path of an Avadhoota in Service to others. The only possession he will take with him is a black oval begging bowl. It is called a kappar, and it means more to him than his own life.


Here is a humble offering of our dear Ami from South Africa in sharing some of the highlights from Guruji’s life, as described in his autobiography:

“When Guruji was a little boy, a wandering saint had come to his home. He was carrying a begging bowl. The little boy so politely and sweetly asked the saint for his bowl. The holy many smiled and said, ‘This bowl will come to you in the future.’

And when the time was right, the precious kappar did come to Guruji, down from a mighty and exalted lineage. He was told by a great saint in the Himalayas that the kappar was no ordinary one as it was used by Guruji’s Parampara, a mighty lineage of Masters of eight generations. Guruji was the 9th generation to receive the sacred bhiksha bowl. It came to him from his Beloved Amma, Avadhoota Tara Mayee Ma. She received it from Her Beloved Guru Bhagawan Nityananda … the very same saint that Guruji had met when he was a little boy at his parent’s home, and it was the very same kappar that he had asked for in his childhood.


The Ashram is located some 350 km outside the Indian southern city of Bangalore. It is a place of immense spiritual power, and its activities are divinely inspired and guided by Guru Mandala. It was set up by Guruji upon his return from the Himalayas where he spent more than 35 years, treading the Pathless Path to Liberation … as an ascetic … as a guru … as an Avadhoota, taking instruction from his Beloved Guru, Avadhoota Tara Mayee Ma, and from Guru Mandala.

Guruji’s life is lived in service to others, humans, animals, birds, bees, insect life and plant life … ALL OF LIFE. As an Avadhoota, Guruji is totally beyond any concept of the mind. He trod barefoot through the rough and rocky terrain of the mighty Himalayas, through rain and snow, through wild weather and mild, with only a loin cloth for garment, and nothing else but the Love and Guidance of his Beloved Guru, Tara Mayee Ma, whom he lovingly calls Amma.

Guruji cared not for personal comfort. He served without reservation, all in need who crossed his path, and it was with that kind of Love and compassion that is beyond the ken of our ordinary human mind.

As he trod the Himalayas, Guruji was guided and guarded, but in the True Tradition of the Great Avadhoota Masters, never pampered. He was not allowed to beg for his food or accept money. His Guru told him, “…the food that comes to you is meant for you, accept it with gratitude. When food fails to reach you, observe fasting. I shall be with you.” – quote from: “Autobiography of an Avadhoota”, by Avadhoota Nadananda.

Guruji did just that! There were days he went without eating anything. He did not ask, he did not beg. He ignored his physical discomforts and just continued on his path, firmly rooted in the Love of his Beloved Guru, Amma.

Amma sustained him. She held him in Her Celestial Heart. She is Everything to him.


Guruji’s humble nature belies his powerful spiritual stature. He is unquestionably an authority in ‘Samaya Marga’ or ‘Srividya’. He spent years researching it. During his last days in the Himalayas, Guruji was taught the ‘secret sadhana of Srividya’ by Masters of Guru Mandala.

As Grace of the Divine Mother flowed, Guruji was told to always remember his guru, Avadhoota Tara Mayee, who gave him ‘Shaktipat deeksha’: “Guru is the reason and result of all this. Even if you expend all your energy for some good purpose of healing others etc, you will lose nothing. Whatever quantity of energy you spend, you will receive twice that by the grace of your Guru!” – excerpt from: “Autobiography of an Avadhoota”


Guruji is a much sought after spiritual author. He’s written more than 70 books, including, “The Roaring Silence”, “The Pyre of the Destined”, “The Science and Essence of Sri Vidya”, and the latest in print, the much-awaited “Autobiography of an Avadhoota.” It was among several other books officially launched by Ashraya Trust- Kurnool on Vijayadashami, 10th October 2016.

A number of Guruji’s books have been released in the Telugu and Hindi languages.

Guruji’s deepest wish in writing the books is his cherished hope that those who read them will find within their pages, the treasured secrets that he liberally shares that lead to Inner Awakening, to the Kingdom of Self Within.


Guruji’s entire life has been dedicated to what he calls “the Sweetness of Seva” – feeding the hungry, nurturing the sick and vulnerable, providing medical care for those in need. He’s worked tirelessly in slums, fanning hope, always with the smiling divine face of a Mother’s Love, extending kindness and compassion to those ‘forgotten’ by society. At the same time, he was gently nudging all away from the confining limitations of a bonded existence, to the True Realization of the Liberating True Self. His humanitarian and social services activities are staggering.

His Beloved Guru, Amma, had told him to decide whether he wanted to live for himself, or live for others, saying: “If you decide positively, take an oath that you will live for others for the rest of your life, only for others. No matter what the consequences are to yourself.” – excerpt from “Autobiography of an Avadhoota”. Guruji says he touched Her Holy Feet and took the Oath.

The feeding project initiated by Guruji at Siddhaganj a few years ago, today feeds more than 600 poor people and slum dwellers every day, and the numbers are growing daily. All his seva projects fall under Manav Seva Samiti and funding comes from caring and loving people. All the Ashram work is carried out by volunteers.


Guruji has been a lonely traveler for most of his life. He has met all sorts of people. Some helped, others hurled insults. He has suffered tremendous hardships, harassment, personal slander, harsh criticisms and betrayals, but never once did he retaliate. He just continued living his life to better others. For him there is only that sweetness that he derives from serving others.


Guruji has been in Kurnool for the last 14 years and has continued serving Life with increasing passion and dedication. His operating level is Pure Consciousness. He knows only the unifying power of Love, and service to All, including those who have abused and hurt him.

Guruji is now 75 years of age. His body is tired. In his all-abiding compassion, he had some years ago taken on the karma of cancer from a devotee, seeing in his action, again, nothing but the sweetness of service. His body is not as strong as it used to be. Guruji had been wishing to step away from public life for some time and hand over to a successor, but Guru Mandala had not given the go-ahead. A successor had to be decided upon.


When Guruji told Guru Mandala that his body was too tired, he was told, “We are carrying the burden, not you. Existence will continue.” Recently Guruji was given permission to step down. The Guru Mandala had decided who was to succeed him – upon instruction from Guru Mandala, the Great Inner High Council of Light, Guruji was instructed to announce that our beloved Mohanji is to carry the torch.”

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It is with awe and deepest gratitude that the entire spiritual family of Mohanji welcomes whatever Eternal River brings us, remaining forever at the feet of the sacred Guru Mandala and our beloved Mohanji through whom all these blessings continue to reach us in most unexpected ways.

Jai Mohanji!


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