Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 27 & 28

By Christopher Greenwood

Day 27 Lesson – Harmony and Ahimsa️ at home 

Good morning, everybody. I hope you’re doing well. 

Today, I wanted to share an aspect of Mohanji’s core living teachings: Ahimsa or non-violence. The morning was really nice; it was sunny; it was calm, very peaceful. I went to see Mohanji in the morning to talk about daily activities. He was also equally calm today. He was writing a piece in response to a request for a magazine article. 

He had the window open. So in the room, he has his chair, and he faces the door as you come in. Just to the left of him, there’s a nice window. In the morning, he raises the blind, and he opens the window. He has a clear eyeshot of the trees outside and the neighbouring piece of the garden from his chair. 

This is where every morning, the birds come, and they’ll stay for the morning time with Mohanji. They’ll sit there on the branches. Many come to see him, they have their breakfast, as I’ve mentioned before, and then they stay for some time. Even the squirrels, they’re enthusiastic to see him too. 

In the morning, he sat there with the window open so that they could come and see him, and they’re happy and content. So each morning, this happens; they have their food, and they stay for some time. It’s a very calm, harmonious atmosphere. 

Today, there was a bit of silence, so we listened to the birds for a bit. They were making really interesting sounds, sounds of deep contentment as they chirped and sang from the trees. They had their food. Mohanji spoke that this is their way of showing gratitude. They understand where the food has come from and from where it has been given. 

He said, “When you listen carefully, and you become more attuned to nature, you can actually feel the communication.” Most of the time, we’re not so aware of it because we’re so busy within, so occupied with our mind. But he says that when beings around the house are happy and peaceful, and when they are content, that brings grace to the home. So by serving them, giving them food, by giving them contentment, they bring grace to the house.

I can relate this back to Ahimsa or non-violence, that Mohanji practices and lives. Even now, when I speak to him, he always says that he doesn’t want to bind anyone; he thinks people should be completely free to experience whatever they want in life. If somebody wants to drink, that’s fine. If they want to go out and party, that’s fine. If they want to do something else, that’s fine. He has no real interest in that, from the point of view of right or wrong. He thinks everyone should have the free will to do whatever they want. Because in the end, it’s the individual who will be paying for whatever they’re doing, either through their body or through whatever else they’re accruing. 

The one condition that he does say is that whatever activity is done, it should not harm another being. So anything is fine, provided it’s consensual and non-harmful, non-violent. This is the main reason why he practices veganism, because of all the violence and the exploitation of millions of beings across the world, just for somebody else’s taste, just for somebody else’s satisfaction. So, he is against all the cruelty that’s involved, the suffering, and the violence. That’s why he promotes and practices veganism. 

He spoke a little bit more about this today because of his interaction with the birds. We are, as a being, constantly transmitting who we are, whether we’re aware of it or not. So what’s inside us, we’re transmitting out to the world, we’re projecting out as a subtle frequency. We’re constantly transmitting our own personal frequency, which is made up of our patterns, inclinations, habits, or attitudes towards life.

As we were speaking, when I thought about this, this is why we have a good or bad feeling about some people. There’s an intelligence that helps us pick up these subtle frequencies, and we say that we have a gut feeling about right or wrong or what this type of person is like. So he said when we consistently start to practice Ahimsa, we start to become that, we start to become more peaceful, we start to become less violent. Then the more receptive animals start to respond to that and begin to feel safe. So this is the interaction that’s happening. 

I’m sure many people have experienced this with animals and themselves, or even witnessed it, where sometimes animals are attracted to certain people more than others, or you see dogs barking at some people for no reason. So they’re picking up on this feeling. The birds outside, all the animals outside, they’re giving this contentment, they’re singing these songs, they’re showing their gratitude to Mohanji, which he accepts. 

Today as well, something I didn’t quite pick up on, but there was a bit of maybe a divine play happening because the smell of sandalwood appeared in the room from nowhere. I didn’t notice this myself as I have a blocked nose, but somebody else did. It caught their attention. Mohanji simply smiled and said that this is for the animals, they will be able to smell this, and it’s an acknowledgement of their gratitude. 

For me, the lesson witnessed was the tangible scenario where the projection and the transmission out to the world of peace, contentment, and non-violence are being given back. I’m thinking now; it’s really important to cultivate that non-violent lifestyle – to have a peaceful existence and a peaceful lifestyle. So bringing these principles more into my life and doing as much as I can to practice them, I can bring more of that back and have that reciprocated back from the outside world. As I can see and witness, Mohanji is already there in that state, which is why he sees all the animals respond to him with such affection, safety, and love. 

Thank you for listening, and I hope you have a great day ahead.

Day 28 Lesson – The do’s and don’ts of life

Good morning, everybody. 

Today, I wanted to talk about rights and wrongs, or the dos and don’ts of society. Since spending time with Mohanji, I’ve understood more about his perspective and how he sees things differently. Because when I’m speaking with Mohanji, and when he’s also speaking with others, he’s operating from a very different perspective: karmic completion, which means the fulfillment of experiences, which sometimes may not completely fit into societal norms. 

For example, when we do things in life, or when we want to do something in life, maybe our friends have opinions, or families might have opinions about what’s right and wrong. Even the larger society in which we live might have those opinions. But Mohanji is very open; for him, there’s no real right or wrong; there’s only experience. He is not interested in our personal decisions or actions, provided that there’s no violence, that whatever the activity is, that it’s consensual, that there is agreement. 

This is actually quite a nice way of seeing those things. It puts the responsibility fully on ourselves, as he says, “Why would I be interested in what you do or don’t do? As long as it’s not hurting, it’s fine, as long as it’s not causing violence.” Because ultimately, it’s us who’s paying the price for whatever we do; he has nothing to do with that. So we have a responsibility. 

As I spend more time with Mohanji, I understand this more. It’s given more clarity. But before spending time with him, I had some worries and concerns; if I was doing something right or doing something wrong, what would maybe Mohanji think? Does it fit in with the teachings?

I was involved in many things in normal life, like travelling, going out with friends, drinking, partying, the usual. For some reason, I had this tension inside whether what I was doing was right, if it was spiritual. Sometimes, I would even think about whether this would be accepted by Mohanji or by the Mohanji family. Looking back, it seems silly. But I remember it being a real worry at that time. 

And since living with him, it’s actually a relief to gain that clarity and understand that really there is no right or wrong, there’s only experience. He said that he couldn’t stop anyone’s experience because that is their free will. But he reminds us, everything comes with a price. 

Before I recorded this message, I asked Mohanji this morning; I didn’t want to give people the wrong impression that it’s fine to do absolutely anything you want and just descend into anarchy. But it’s the main learning from Mohanji that anything consensual is okay. That’s fine. So it is an agreement. I think most people or many people would automatically think of sex in that respect. This is definitely one aspect of it. But Mohanji considers this very minor because it’s connected just to our instinct for him. But for him, consensual is agreement. 

He gave the example of nature, that when you look at animals, look at lions and deer, something is happening there, which is within the movement of nature. For example, lions will chase a herd of deer, and you’ll see them running through the fields. At some point, one deer will split from the pack. He said that in nature, the deer would understand that there’s the lion’s hunger and accept that it’s probably its time. Maybe it’s one of the older ones. There’s an agreement, a sacrifice, so that’s the type of consensual that Mohanji talks about. 

He said, even if a tree is being chopped down in the prime of its life, and there’s no agreement, you can’t say it’s consensual. Now, you may think as I thought as well, how could a tree tell you: okay, chop me down. But it’s more about there’s a time in a tree’s life. I think even people who manage forests, trees, and places like that can tell when a tree is about to fall, so to clear it out of the way, they’ll chop it down. So that type of understanding, that it’s the time and it’s ready to go.

Also, this agreement should be within whatever people do, between two people who want to have those experiences. So if two people want to have an experience, and they’ve agreed, that’s fine. A collection of people want to have an experience, or maybe society wants to have that experience – that’s okay. But not by inflicting, manipulating, or forcefully doing something. That’s not okay because that is violence. 

So Mohanji doesn’t object to life experiences; if two people want to experience it, if somebody wants to drink alcohol, no problem because he says it’s them who’s having to handle the impact of it, and not himself. 

This extends to something more subtle as well; having respect for other people’s lives and privacy. So everyone has the right to their space, their privacy, and that has to be considered too. Is there an agreement that someone can enter somebody’s personal space, or is there an agreement that their time can be taken? So some more subtle aspects of that message. 

One of the main things which I asked about is relationships with others. So I’ve had relationships of various kinds, and I asked this because maybe other people are curious about this, too. Again, he said, it’s the free will of the people involved in relationships, whatever is happening there. 

But it’s important to remember, especially with people, that it’s easy to create entanglements, which are not easy to get out of. For example, two people have come together, and separation may have happened, but the feelings can still remain. You may be able to say that you’re not with that person anymore, but if we’re carrying the memories, we haven’t actually come out of that relationship. So many times, people in our life are not actually gone because the memories are still there of what we carry. 

In summary, that was about Mohanji’s lessons, which I have picked up on the do’s and don’ts of life, or the rights and wrongs. For him, the only wrong thing is violence. That’s when we’re doing things that aren’t in agreement with other beings, places, people that aren’t consensual. If we want to do something, free will is completely respected, knowing that it often comes with some sort of price. 

Thank you for listening. I hope you have a great day ahead.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 30th May 2021


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Miracles through MTM

Anonymous Mohanji follower, USA

I came to know about Mohanji in 2019 through a Mai-Tri Method practitioner (now a very dear friend). After a few Mai-Tri sessions, she asked me if I wanted to be added to Mohanji WhatsApp groups, and I gladly agreed. My parents and my husband’s family soon started getting involved in various meditations offered by Mohanji Foundation. Things just happened so quickly that when I look back, it all feels very magical (well, what else do you expect when you are in Mohanji’s protection/grace) and orchestrated.

I want to take a moment to reflect on my transformation. I don’t think I am the person I was last year – I am more ‘myself’, I am more ‘genuine’, I am more the original ‘me’. Though I am devoid of words to express all these, I want people to understand that Mohanji works on us internally, subtly to be more genuine. When you trust and surrender to him, he takes over. From my experience so far, I have realised that I just surrender to him with my heart whenever I have any issues. He is a magic genie who absolutely knows what to give, when to give, and how to give. So I don’t have anything to worry about.

Let me narrate some personal experiences that helped in my above realisation.

I had two major issues in my life that I was trying to cope with. A very close friend of Mohanji’s suggested Mohanji Transformation Method (MTM) with Subhasree, and I instantly contacted her. And what happened after that opened my eyes completely as to how Mohanji’s healing energy works beyond our imagination. Let me tell you in detail.

I have a daughter who is seven years old, who was diagnosed with a health condition from birth. Doctors had clearly said this condition is irreversible. Though I got to know about her condition right after her birth during the newborn screening, I didn’t have the courage to take her for testing even once after that. The fear in me kept growing as my daughter was growing. As she was growing, her condition was adding to my stress as it was more visible. I was worried about her future as to how this issue would impact her day-to-day life. However, the fear was inside me so much that I was constantly declining further tests to avoid having any further therapy or aids etc. As a mother, I was devastated and hated myself for whatever karma I might have carried over that could have brought this condition upon her. My despair was rising day by day. In spite of the physical condition, my daughter continued to be cheerful and carefree, confident in her day-to-day activities. I wanted to ensure that the condition doesn’t impact her personality or be an obstacle to her success. Hence, I tried to look for any alternative paths that could cure her.

This was when someone suggested the MTM sessions for her that Subhasree did in February 2021. A lot of clarity came through the MTM sessions, and she recommended a few different processes that Mohanji guided her with during the session. I followed all the processes sincerely.

In April 2021, two months after the MTM session and continuous practice based on the guidance given by Mohanji, when a call for her test came, I was ready to go for it this time. I took my daughter for the testing all by myself. I wasn’t a bit tense. Whatever the outcome would be, I knew Mohanji would be taking care of this. I had a brief chat with Subhasree, and she also suggested that I surrender to Mohanji and go for the test without any fear. “Mohanji hai na!” is her favourite statement, and I also believed in the same.

A miracle was waiting for me! The test results showed a 40% improvement from the previous test (done when she was born). I was ecstatic to hear this because the doctors had said that the condition would worsen over time, but this was just the opposite. After I shared this with Subhasree, I received a very positive blessing from Mohanji. I now know in my heart that my daughter will come out of the issue in due time.

A few weeks later, we had a specialist for speech who came and assessed her. She said it’s only a miracle that her speech has no impact in spite of the issue she has. I had tears in my eyes when I heard that, as I remembered Mohanji’s words which he conveyed through Subhasree during the MTM session. The message from Mohanji was that while this particular issue is there, it won’t affect my daughter’s other abilities or block her potential in any way. I was witnessing exactly that! My earlier fear and worries about my daughter’s future was fading. I have no words to thank Mohanji for his grace on all of us.

Another incident that I want to narrate has to do with my marriage. My husband and I were having many misunderstandings, and things weren’t working out between us, and we were on the brink of a divorce. Things started to worsen day by day, and he left for India without telling me if or when he will be back to be with us in the USA. I grew more and more despondent, and it was a very pathetic situation for my daughter.

Again I went back to Subhasree for an MTM session for myself this time. After the session, miracles started lining up, which I understand is only and only Mohanji’s grace. In a matter of 2 months after the MTM, I noticed an immense change in our relationship. My husband and I started understanding each other a bit better each day, though we were far apart physically. Magically, both of us started becoming the people that the other spouse expected, or maybe we started to notice the hidden qualities in each other that we expected! For example, my husband has started showing a lot of care, which I expected, but I am learning to be more and more patient with him.

A few weeks ago, he came back to us as a surprise. Not just that, he suggested that we look for a new house for us to live together and is ready to hit the restart button! Mohanji has definitely brought both of us close and has provided a secure and safe family for my daughters to grow up in. Of course, we have now found a new home, and my small family is together again, which seems like an unachievable dream! From a family on the brink of breaking up to being back together! I don’t know how to explain the ways Mohanji works – but it’s unique and subtle. If it wasn’t for Mohanji’s guidance through MTM, I had lost hope and almost walked out of my marriage!

Too many miracles have happened in these past four months for me to comprehend. However, I want to spend a few moments to express my gratitude to a lot of different people that I have come across in the Mohanji family in this entire two years’ journey. The amount of unconditional love that they show to people leaves me dumbfounded each time.

A special thanks to Bhavani Nair (my dear Bhuvi), Shubhasree Ji (I seriously wonder if Mohanji extends her day beyond 24hrs), Lata Ji (my Kriya mentor), Jaya Di (always smiling), Surya Sujan (genuine/a very beautiful soul inside and out). For me, seriously, Mohanji comes in the faces and words of all these angels.

I hear them talk about Mohanji’s presence without his presence! I can see how Mohanji has saved my marriage, removed my fear about my daughter’s future, improved her health situation and overall, transformed me from the state I was in – to a much lighter state now.

Thank You for everything Mohanji’s family has provided to me.
Jai Guru Deva – Jai Mohanji.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 27th May 2021


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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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 25 and 26

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 25 Lesson – Positioning and how to build a positive reputation  

This morning I was speaking with Mohanji about the Bootcamp, which he ran yesterday. He was really interested to understand how it was received because we spoke about some really big subjects, the soul and spirit. This opened up a lot of questions from people. We were sharing how best to answer these and also formulating the next step of actions. Once this has finished in December, we’re ready to roll this out for more people to benefit from. It’s all about understanding yourself.

What we’ll be doing is working with the countries and offering it as a service to them. They can go out, bring in the audience, and run it with as many people as possible in each country. I was interested in how we can also translate this into the corporate world because spirit and soul are not the things spoken much about in the corporate world. But we won’t probably use those topics there. It will be more for the foundation.

When we got onto a topic, it was really interesting because Mohanji started to speak about his own experience from the business world, which I don’t know how many people have heard, so I thought I’d share this story.

We were speaking about the important things, anything in life, especially work, and it is about positioning. This is what generally a lot of people find hard. Like, where do we fit in society? Where do we fit within work?

He was talking and sharing that we develop many complexes from childhood: what’s okay, what’s not okay. As we grow, we take all those in from society too. Then the society places expectations on us. It’s the same if we join an organisation that will have a certain way, a certain culture, a certain expectation of being. So we’re never quite sure where we should place ourselves.

Then there are people who are overconfident and put people off and people who are underconfident, which affects their performance. So, sharing that the right positioning is important.

He said: “How do you know where to position yourself?” And that’s when you understand yourself, who you are. That’s part of what this program is about, taking people to an understanding of themselves. Then communication becomes easier because people aren’t trying to prove themselves. They’re not worried about what people think. They’ll adjust how they are, how they need to be in that situation. Whereas usually, we’re trying to always adjust ourselves to the society, where to fit in, and the idea of what we should be.

So I was asking as well how to position ourselves in work. So someone’s in a workplace, and it’s really quite maybe a toxic culture. I’ve worked in lots of these where people have many opinions on other people. There’s lots of criticism; there’s lots of politics, there’s lots of subtext and situations happening, which makes it difficult to get on with your work, especially if you are not interested in those things.

He said that the best thing to do in those situations is just to focus on the job. Do your best and focus on perfecting what you have. Because when you do that, people will notice you for the output that you do. Then naturally, the positioning happens by itself. So we don’t need to worry about where we are, what we’re doing, who’s who, who’s in contact with who, and what other people think. If you have the task, have something in front of you, do it to the best of your ability, and then the results speak for themselves. And naturally, from that, people will then reflect on the position that you have.

For example, Mohanji gave a really great one from his work life. For those who don’t know, in Mohanji’s previous work, he was really successful. People even today call him up from that work, his work colleagues. And he could just walk back into that job tomorrow because of the reputation that he had within the industry.

At 35, he had gone from starting as a sales executive and raising up through the ranks to become a CEO and the country head of five countries. This was in shipping. So this is handling big ships, handling oil tankers, car carriers, navy ships, cruise ships. These are the massive logistical operations of loading and unloading all that cargo into the ports on a fixed schedule, the timeline. You also have the unpredictability of the wild seas and the weather.

So when we spoke about positioning, he gave an example in his company where there wasn’t an overt praising or appreciation for what he was doing. But in the end, the Japanese Navy actually gave him an award for his work, for the excellence of what he was doing, which was unprecedented. Nobody gets that; only people actually in the Japanese navy get this. If you think of the Japanese, they are renowned for things like their efficiency, reliability and the navy was no exception.

When I asked how you managed to get this, he said it was very simple. You’re looking at the situation, looking at what needed to be done, finding that the Japanese navy had protocols for when a ship came into the port. He just looked at this, studied it, and just through logic, made sure everything was in order. Timelines and loading were kept making sure things were done ahead of time. Planning for it to be completed ahead of time so that it was still being delivered within the overall time if there was a delay.

They also had a protocol of reception. They have a really good culture of respect in Japan. If you’re an admiral or a certain level of office, then you should be received when you arrive with a corresponding rank of a person. So sometimes he would go as the country head. And other times, if it was more junior rank, he would send the operations manager. He stuck to that protocol well, and because of that, the expectations were completely exceeded. Although internally he wasn’t recognised, externally he was, for doing that job. He was well respected. He said that sometimes it could be like that.

So the message he reinforced, or what I took away, is that – applying yourself fully to the task that you have at hand, doing the job as much as possible, and forgetting what others may think because the efforts speak for themselves. I’ve taken that into my own work and practice, here especially, I can see that too, because I’ve heard that message before and thought: Okay, some things I’m good at, some things I’m not so good at, so I’ll just do my best as I can, knowing that sometimes it’s not perfect, sometimes there’ll be mistakes. But if at least I’m applying as much as I can, I can be content that I’ve done all I can.

Even in the end, Mohanji was sharing from this type of work ethic and way of being that people were even happy to pay his company more to do the work. Because they knew just from him being part of it that it would be done well, the job will be completed, and it will be hassle-free.

And how we develop that over time, that reputation, he distilled down into a very simple recipe. Just four bullet points, which I’ll share with you now, which is something you can take into the day.

1. Reliability

That was the first one that he came up with within that line of work and for anything. Reliability. Keeping our word at all times – it’s incredibly important. It is remembering that we don’t have to say or agree to anything which we can’t do or don’t want to do. But when we do, then it’s keeping that word.

2. Promptness 

It is sticking to timelines. Making sure that whatever is needed to leave his desk was done promptly or within 24 hours. And this is definitely something which he trained us well within the office, this is how we should be effective, and we should be making sure that we’re clearing things within 24 hours. If it’s not possible, then at least we’re sharing a message to say that it’s been acknowledged and it’s in progress; it may take a little bit longer. But at least then, there’s a response within that time. So promptness is important.

3. Information flow

I think with shipping, it must have been incredibly important. It’s a continuous flow of information to people. If he had foreseen delays with the weather situation or anything that was out of his control, then the right people were always informed immediately. He would do the same if there were some complications where he was expected to incur a loss as well as the customer. So they would be in conversation to make sure that any deficit or balance was understood, even to the point where because of that, information flow was so consistent that they would be able to share in the losses. They both helped each other out and almost developed a companionship. So that any unprecedented losses in those situations, such as petrol price increase, were accommodated on both parts. So, keeping that information flow.

4. Companionship in work

He was not treating people like customers but treating them as if they were companions, same within the team as well. If he heard some information that was relevant for somebody else, he would pass it on. He would say, ‘Hey, I heard this, not so much of interest for me, and I don’t know whether it would be useful for you, but please have it; it could be interesting for you.’ So anytime some information was heard or there was an idea to be shared, keeping that companionship with the other.

He shares the four things as the recipe: reliability, promptness, the flow of information and companionship in work—doing it together rather than a customer-supplier relationship.

Day 26 Lesson – Mohanji as a friend and tips for increasing efficiency 

I wanted to start today by sharing a different dimension to Mohanji, one that I haven’t really spoken about before, but something which I really appreciate a lot. And this is his friendliness and his approach to some really deep matters, which I approach with a lot of seriousness, but he makes it really a matter of fact and very casual, in fact, even bringing humour into it.

For me, I think this is what sets Mohanji apart really, that approachability, the fact that he is a friend. And if people approach him that way, regardless of what’s happening in their life, he is there; he can be trusted. He gives his perspective and the teachings with both humility and humour, too.

And he’s rarely very serious. Most of the time, he shares some of the most profound teachings in the lightest of ways. But again, as I’ve mentioned before, you have to keep an eye out sometimes because he will share it with such lightness and ease, but underneath, there’s always a deeper meaning. Even the jokes that he has, and the humour that he brings, it can be really funny.

Today, for example, in the morning, he was talking about a film or TV show that he had watched. I can’t remember which one of those two it was. But in this film, let’s say it’s a film, there’s one scene and it’s a very auspicious day, a religious day. What you’re meant to do at your first sight on opening your door, whatever you see sets the tone for the year ahead, whether it’s going to be an auspicious year. People will dress up as deities; there will be brightness etc. When you see that, that’s what you’re going to see for the year to come. There was a guy who was very angry with his boss; he didn’t say what happened. But essentially, he turned up at his boss’s house and rang the doorbell. When the door opened, he showed his boss his butt. His butt was the first thing that the boss saw on this auspicious day.

It was funny, and Mohanji was laughing; he was really laughing at this. But the message was there as well that some people will do anything for revenge. That was the subtle message. Humour is there as well when we meet in the mornings.

Today I was sharing with a person in the team working practices that I’ve learned from Mohanji.

And this comes from his efficiency, how he manages to address so many tasks in the day. I think he said before on the podcast that he has the same amount of hours in the day as anybody else. Practically, he’s just making the most of that time. When he’s involved in a task, he’s completely focused on that task, just that task. That means he’s minimising distractions.

He said people don’t progress with pace and efficiency because they are distracted most of the time with the tasks they’re trying to perform. So, when he’s doing something, he’s fully occupied. I’ve seen that as well; when he’s writing a message or having a conversation, his attention is fully there. Sometimes I’ll come in, and I’ll need to speak to him about something, and he says, “Just wait, I need to finish this first.” I’ll wait, and his attention is completely there.

No distractions – the key to efficiency.

Also, side by side with that is the focused attention, which can help us, and has helped me actually. One of the things I’ve learned is to move forward when you have many simultaneous activities taking place at the same time. 

Now in the office, this is essentially what it is; we have many activities to handle, as you’ve probably seen from the dashboard. So the only way to be successful is to dedicate, set time each day to a task and stick to that. Say, for example, I have a lot to do in a day; maybe I have to look at Invest in Awareness. This is a big one at the moment because we’re running the Bootcamp. There’s the taking of questions, updating of slides, preparing for the next sessions as well. Alongside there is the Early Birds Club. Then Mohanji’s general activities, he has a lot going on too, also other office activities and some of my personal things as well.

So there’s a lot, and the only way that it’s possible to do all these is to structure the day in a way that I’m at least giving an hour to each of these within a day. I know if I’m fully concentrated within that hour, and I know what I want to achieve as the end goal, I can just fully come to that time and take the step. So one hour each day in a week. That’s seven hours. And you accomplish a lot like that.

At first, I didn’t quite catch on to that; it took me a while. But it’s been the only way really to make sure that when you have many things lined up for yourself, as long as it’s not an urgency that it has to be done that day or within 24 hours if it’s things that can just have progress, then set aside the time planning the day well, so that you just have the hour, you make sure that you’ve got everything you need for that hour’s time to be productive, and you give yourself fully to it and take away the distractions. That brings movement. What I’ve learned also brings self-esteem because this is an accomplishment.

Another one of Mohanji’s big things is improving efficiency, not stagnating. He says the only person that you should really compete with is yourself. What can you be doing better? Can you improve yourself? Can you do better today than yesterday? The only way you can do that is to measure and structure time in that way. Now, it might sound a bit over the top, but it actually brings freshness; there’s no stagnation. And it gives motivation too, like small challenges for yourself.

Now, the pace of Mohanji is increasing. People may have felt that there’s a definite mission that all these foundations are looking to achieve in the organisation. All these platforms are looking to achieve raising awareness, changing the frequency of the Earth.

In order to accommodate that speed, I now have to look at how we can grow and how my personal team can handle that. Because, once you reach a point where there’s only so much you can do in a day, and there’s only so much the team can do, then you have to look to start growing it.

At the moment, I’m really, really privileged to have a great team. I wouldn’t say everybody’s name because maybe they don’t want to be included. But they are fantastic. And the only reason why the office has been able to do so much work is because of all those contributing to it. And that’s for me; I think Mohanji’s grace of bringing the right people together.

Now we’ll bring in more people as well. People who really want to make a difference and push themselves to be working with that pace and efficiency grow and transform. This will be the next challenge for me, how to keep building out that team so that we keep that same efficiency to help Mohanji do more in the world.

That was the message for today. A little bit about Mohanji’s different dimension, his humorous side.

He really is friendly and approachable. I really appreciate this. And then the lesson that I was sharing with some other people which I’ve really valued, which is this concept of focusing all your attention on one activity for a set period of time each day so that each day you’re taking steps. If you want to really bring efficiency, then the only way to do that is to give focus to the task and reduce distractions, minimise them. 


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 25th May 2021


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Mohanji is our beloved Parabrahma

by Sandra Sankar, South Africa

A few years ago, Mohanji Canada hosted Devi Mohan at their Retreat. Mohanji Datta Tapovan Ashram, Canada, is set on a magnificent property amidst a wonderous sprawling natural landscape. As the first bhakta, Devi Mohan is such a pure instrument of Mohanji’s energy; and when Deviji dances, Shakti Maa dances; hence everyone was caught up in the rising frequencies of bliss. 

During the dancing and singing of our beautiful Canadian bhaktas, which I was following closely, everyone called out to our Acharya Sanjay Mohanji to sing one of his beautiful songs dedicated to Mohanji. He and his brother had recorded one earlier that year.

He started singing “Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji, Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji, Mohanji, Mohanji, Mohanji, Mohanji…” and just like that, I slipped into bhaav state. I was lost in absolute love for Mohanji. 

Tears rolled off my cheeks, but I did not notice. My body vibrated with a rising crescendo of energy. I was lost, lost in bliss. I sang and danced lost in the Rasa Lila of bhaav state. Bliss state. Mohanji, Mohanji, Mohanji …

It was after that experience that I understood the true significance of Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji. Parabrahma means Supreme Consciousness. Mohanji is found in every atom; he is here and everywhere. Mohanji is my very life-breath.

Parabrahma is a form of adoration and blissful recognition of who Mohanji really is – ‘Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji.’

It is a spontaneous expression of bhaav. It is a form of unconditional love. Sometimes when I write, when inspired by Mohanji, it is easy to just get carried away. The words just roll off the keyboard without any preparation or planning. Mohanji is a song that plays non-stop in my head no matter what I am doing. Chanting just takes my breath away.

Hence, from that point in time, my heart told me that this was the only way to address Mohanji in future. When I write ‘our beloved Parabrahma’ in social media posts, please know it is from a state of absolute bhakti for the ultimate ‘Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji.’ Simple. Pure and freely expressed. 

Don’t we all have our own expressions of love for Mohanji? Father (Mohanji) always gently reminds us to BE ourselves. Just BE without the need to imitate, impress or direct others. For it is in our BEINGNESS that we enter the GOLDEN AGE!

When I had first joined the South African Mohanji family, we went to the Mohanji Ladysmith Retreat in KwaZulu Natal. The loving warmth and purity of the Mohanji Ladysmith bhaktas allowed me to experience my first state of bliss. The two shining souls we all know from Ladysmith are our beloved Lakshmi Mohan Ananda and Maheswari Mohanji. 

Lakshmi had kept playing Lord Shiva’s Maha-mantra “Aum tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam…” From the first moment I had heard the chant, explosive waves of rapture started building up in me. All I know was that I danced and/or floated to our beloved Parabrahma’s photograph on the stage and sang the end part of the song directly to him. 

It was as if his photograph had come alive. I could see Mohanji laughing and smiling back at me. 

In contrast to this world of endless limitations of the mind, the bhaav one feels is so natural, spontaneous and free. It is almost like I know my beloved Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji so well, from numerous other lifetimes. Although I recognise and love all Masters, I know irrefutably that I came to meet my beloved Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji in this life.

The Mohanji Peace Centres, Shirdi Temples and Mohanji Centers of Benevolence worldwide are going to change our lives forever. For the first time, we will be able to join like-minded people all over the world in peace and unconditional love. This is our ultimate expression of BEINGNESS. Mohanji came for this reason. Let us not waste a moment to be with him even though he is always with us in consciousness.

At your lotus feet beloved Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji!


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 20th May 2021


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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 23 & 24

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 23 Lesson – Types of connection and the importance of consistent connection 

Good morning, everybody. I hope you’re doing well. 

Today I share an observation on living with Mohanji. This is about how people connect to him, the different types of connection, and the importance of consistency in connection. This is from the conversations which Mohanji has shared. 

As a general statement, Mohanji is available; his position is that he’s a friend to the world. This means that the world can connect to him, and the world has a variety of people who have different orientations. So they connect to him as they are, and he allows that. 

My own connection with him is very much that of a mentor and a guide (to a learner/disciple). He gives me practical advice, steps on how I can become more efficient, more productive. And, in a way, this is why a large portion of the voice recordings I share have a theme of motivation or practical application in life. 

But for others, even in the house, it’s very different. It’s completely a personal connection. And what’s nice about that is that he asks nothing of anybody, and he allows everything. For Mohanji, there’s no right or wrong way to connect or to be; it’s all about us being us. And he values people’s expressions, their personal expressions, and their own experience. So, if people are satisfied with their interaction with him, he feels he’s done his job. That’s because his ultimate goal is to take people to higher awareness and ultimately to liberation. If they’re experiencing fulfilment, if they’re experiencing completion through that interaction, it’s helping them achieve that goal. 

Given the nature of my role, I see various types of people. Broadly, they fall into four main categories. The first would be those who are more devotional in nature. They have more of an emotional connection; the Bhakti; connect to Mohanji through songs, drawings, paintings, or worship. Then, there are the more intellectually inclined people, and it’s the teachings of Mohanji that they’re connected to. They are the Jnana Yogis. Thirdly, there are the people who love service. And they, the Karma Yogis, are working and contributing through the various platforms involved in organisations like Ammucare, Act4Hunger, or the ACT Foundation. Finally, there’s a very small number of people who connect to his consciousness, the consciousness behind the form of Mohanji. They are the Raja Yogis

These are the four classifications. People may be a mixture of categories, but this is generally the orientation that you can see in all the people connected to Mohanji, throughout the foundation and the family. And he’s not putting a judgment on any of them, he is allowing everybody to be as they are, and he wants to leave people free, with no bindings. Once people have a connection, what we were speaking about this morning with Mohanji, is that one of the most important things is having consistency in that connection and being focused on one point because that’s what will bring the transformation

He spoke about this in two ways. The first is that many people can come with an expectation, a condition when they approach Mohanji. They may have some type of situation in the family that they need to be resolved, something to do with a marriage, or they would like to get a job or expect a change in family circumstances with a husband, boyfriend, wife, something like that. There is generally something they’re looking to get or something to be solved by Mohanji. That’s conditional, “I come to you because I need this”. He says those types of people need to be very careful because if their expectations aren’t met, then quickly, that connection being weak, they can drop off, people leave. 

And then the second type is those who haven’t yet set their full focus in one place. Mohanji uses a story to illustrate this: you can only find water when you finally settle on one position in the ground and start digging. If you stop digging to try and dig somewhere else, you’ll never get anywhere. Similarly, people go to multiple Masters. They may feel like they’re getting more from all of them. But this is misleading because the mind is entertained. Actually, there hasn’t been sufficient connection developed for any real transfer of clarity or understanding to take place. It’s important to connect sufficiently consistently for that to happen. And so, if people are moving from Master to Master, they’re not giving it enough time for that to happen.

And, from my own experience, it’s only now that we spoke about that this morning that I could think back and recognise the point when I decided to connect with Mohanji and avoid any other distractions fully. That’s when I felt real progress was made, including me being here now and sharing a voice message like this. Because at an earlier time, when I first connected to Mohanji, I was searching, I was seeking and finding my way on who all these people were, what the world of Masters was, what a living Master was, who a guru was, etc., all those questions were all very new to me. 

And I saw many people doing things in different ways. And I remember one other Master that I was connected to, who I trusted because other people were there also. So there came the point where I was between Mohanji and this other person. Not that it was that type of comparison or judgement, but that is what was available to me. And what changed for me was when I had the opportunity to speak to Mohanji. And I asked him, “What do you do in these types of situations?”. Because I remember him saying that the right person for you, the right guide, the right Master, the right guru, however you would classify that, is the one that came to you. And so for me, both of these came. So I asked what happens in these situations? And he just said, didn’t answer it directly, but said, “One master, one tradition, one practice, that’s all you need to reach the ultimate“. And then I asked again: “But what if I didn’t ask for any of this, it just simply came?” And again, very clearly, concisely, he just said one word: “Tests”. 

So for me, that was the clear message that I, at that point, had to make a decision. And I did, I went home, I thought about it, and then set my intention and focus on increasing my connection with Mohanji. And from that moment, a lot has changed. 

So now I’m here, remembering that consistency of connection is important as well. However challenging, however tough it can be, going back to that goal, going back to that connection, is very important. So, the message that Mohanji gave today, I think, is useful for everybody: if we have a connection, it’s the consistency of connection that’s going to lead to transformation. So, if that’s conditional, or if we’re not strong in one connection but going to various other places, then it’s not likely we’re going to get the transformation we’re expecting. Because various others may bless us, but they won’t be able to do much because the pot that we hold is always moving. So it’s never steady enough for it to be filled. 

Thank you for listening. I hope you have a great day ahead.

Day 24 Lesson – This is why Mohanji advises feeding beings of the air, Earth, water and humans 


Hello, and good morning, everybody. 

I want to share something that I learned today, which is a deeper understanding of why feeding the beings of nature and our species is beneficial for us and those in whose name we do the feeding. 

This is something that Mohanji has always advocated as a ritual for people for nearly all troubles that we face. It’s only today that I understood a little bit more about how this benefits us. 

This morning, I went to see Mohanji to discuss the agenda for today and take to him the questions that had come overnight. Now, more often than not, Mohanji’s busy when I go into the room to see him. He’ll be on this phone; he’s handling a conversation with somebody. And he’s working essentially with someone to help them remove something. So, he’s always busy. And I don’t interrupt; usually, I sit down, and I continue my own work until he’s ready because I don’t want to disturb him. I know that something is happening. 

So, we’re in silence for some time. In the morning, as well, he’ll open his window, sit in the chair, looking out of the window there. And birds and other beings come to see him (for his Darshan). And they don’t ask much; they just take a glimpse of him; the bird will come up to the tree branch and look through, and all the squirrels on the wall do the same. And then they’re happy, and they go. 

And when we started talking today, the same happened as other days. Sometimes Mohanji will be in conversation, and then he’ll stop mid-sentence. And today, he was responding, it seemed, to a bird call. He looked out the window for some time, and then we started speaking again. This is generally how it is spending time with Mohanji. He seems to be in constant interaction with everything around him, working on many different levels, which is not so easy to perceive. 

Today, I wanted to get clarity on many questions that come to the office, the other teams, and the help desk. What’s the best advice to give to people when they contact us seeking Mohanji’s answer about the more day to day things they experience in life? Because many people want to speak to Mohanji once they reach a problem. And that’s generally when people want to connect and ask for his assistance. 

This can be about a personal problem, something happening within a relationship, or about life purpose, feeling stuck in life, or family issues or there is death in the family. And more often than not, they fall into a similar category – there’s been some disturbance, or there’s an emotional situation about a personal relationship.

And in these situations, Mohanji has always been very matter-of-fact; he doesn’t sympathise, nor does he give pity, as he believes that it cripples a person, it keeps them in the state of victimhood. And often, when people seek help, they are still bound with that emotion of the situation. And, whilst Mohanji is always there to help, he is always available for us; he can only help if people want to move beyond the situation. He says that if people would rather keep hold than let go, he completely respects their free will. He cannot and will not take the experience they want to have, the experience of that feeling from anyone.

And in these situations, for me, I always refer to his own life as an example. He faced many tragedies, many adversities, such as the loss of his daughter Ammu. And he approached this head-on; he kept walking with a deep acceptance. And he continued. Like he often says, the scars of those situations on his face show that he survived. That’s the important thing. That’s how he sees it. 

I give this context because I asked Mohanji what we can do to help the people whose loved ones recently departed. Obviously, that’s a loss, and they want to have the best transit for them on to the next place. Also, people have general challenges in their lives: the blockages, the patterns, suffocations, maybe some illnesses. 

And, for people who want to connect to Mohanji for that advice, I found that the advice from Mohanji is always consistent. I package up this advice for the team so that they can handle it as well. The primary one, with some exceptions, for all these situations is: The best remedy is to give to the worldespecially feeding the beings of nature and helping the helpless. That’s the standard advice for all those types of situations we can face in life. 

And he gave some extra understanding to me today around why feeding is so beneficial. He said that feeding the beings of nature and our own species is really the most effective way to clear blockages and also to support family members who have departed in their transit. Because when we feed in their name, they receive the benefit. According to the being fed, the grace will flow to that person and help remove any blockages or attachments that they might have had. 

We categorise beings into four categories, which is the reason why we have the Act4Hunger platform. Act4Hunger is written the way it is to cover the four beings, four categories:

  1. We have beings of the air, beings such as birds and have the qualities of space, lightness, freedom.
  2. Herein is a variety, the beings of the Earth, I don’t know all of them; these can be associated with the various earthly attributes such as planets. For example, dogs are linked to the planets Rahu and Ketu.
  3. There are beings of the water, with the quality of movement, of flow. Fishes and the water element within us are connected to all the liquids inside, such as our blood. 
  4. Lastly, we have beings of our own species, i.e. humans, and the issues here can be related to the attachments that we have, the fears, the phobias. For example, some people may have a crippling fear of old age, sickness, or helplessness, or being abandoned, which can be carried into the next life. Also, some people may be overly attached to their children. 

So, when he was speaking, and I was looking at these categories, I understood that when we have blockages or attachments, we can feed the beings of the corresponding qualities, which brings grace to remove those blockages. And we feel that grace as lightness in our life. For example, say someone in the family has passed away, and we know that they were incredibly attached to their children, that was something they were clinging on to, and they didn’t want to leave because they really wanted to stay with their children. In this case, what can be done is feeding children in their name so that grace comes and helps remove that blockage for them. 

The same goes for if they feared disease, then we can feed the sick. With helplessness, then the elderly can be fed in their name. So, we’re doing something in their name to relieve something we know can be relieved. 

And I think Mai-Tri Practitioners can see this when they do Mai-Tri for people. For example, if someone had the feeling of suffocation in life, maybe in a relationship, or had a fear, feeding beings of the air can help bring that space. Illnesses of the blood and the issues associated with the water element in the body can be alleviated by feeding the fishes. 

If I’ve completely confused you with too much information, then the best advice is just to feed everybody, feed as many people and beings as you can, cover all your bases. 

I would also say, please don’t substitute any professional medical help for what I’ve just said. This is just the deeper understanding that I got this morning. And when I heard it, it brought more clarity for me of the power and the potential of the Act4Hunger platform, which stands for the four types of beings: beings of the air, Earth, water and humans. And the vision now is really powerful because the idea is to have regular patrons for the platform who support the activities and whose face will be on the website, and so, everyday food will be served in their name. So, they’ll be receiving the grace from all that service being done in their name every day. 

Likewise, for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, etc., people can become a patron for the week. So all that week’s food service is done in their name. And the same is for someone who has passed away; feeding in their name helps them in their transition. 

However, the platform is a neutral platform. So obviously, the spiritual aspect wouldn’t be shared openly. But, if this spreads across the world, just think how many people will benefit from that, not just individuals but generations and lineages too! 

So, to summarise the understanding I got today, for various blockages and situations in life, Mohanji shared that feeding the beings of nature and our own species is a real, effective way to clear those blockages. This is also an especially beneficial way to support members of the family who departed and are in their transit. And we feed in their name. And by feeding particular types of beings in their name, the grace flows. 

So beings of the air: the birds for lightness and freedom. Then, feeding the beings of the Earth: dogs, cats, various animals linked to the earthly element; beings of water: the qualities of movement, flow, blood and our own species, feeding the helpless, elderly, the sick, children. 

So that’s all for today. Finally, I think experiencing is believing, as well. So you can experiment with this and see for yourself, maybe try a challenge for 41 days, get a bird feeder in the garden and feed the birds. See how you feel after. Or feed any other beings that are near you. Or, connect to any of the platforms such as Ammucare, ACT or Act4Hunger, which are all doing this service daily. 

Thank you for listening, and I hope you have a great day ahead.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 16th May 2021


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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Transformations through group meditations – part 3

These two testimonials by Chitra Aylam and Nirupma Chowdary are experiences of Mohanji’s Presence without presence during online meditations and chanting. Time or space is never a constraint when connecting deeply with awareness and faith.


by Chitra Aylam, India

God sends Masters to guide us if we have a strong wish for a Guru and, the Masters use various methods to guide us. Before meeting Mohanji in 2018 January, I had another Guru, Matha Sulochana Devi, who lived in Krishna Consciousness and took Samadhi in 2007. Here is an experience I had in 2018, within few days after meeting Mohanji in person.


Usually, I never notice the colour of the costume, ornaments and so forth of another person. Few days after meeting Mohanji, my brother informed me about many meditation techniques of Mohanji which can be downloaded. So, I searched and found the Bliss of Silence meditation (BOS) audio and listened to that once. The next day, both of us decided to do it, but my search for that earlier one resulted in switching to a BOS video in Singapore. Before starting, I switched off the room light and the computer screen after the audio started playing. After the five-speed breathing exercise, at a particular time, I dozed off for some seconds, and then I couldn’t hear any voice coming through; there was no background music. So, I thought the PC got stuck and switched on the screen. 

Mohanji, in a pink shirt, was sitting in a chair with his eyes closed. When I watched, Mohanji opened his eyes, waved his hand and spoke in Malayalam (voice wasn’t audible, but I could clearly understand), “Not over yet, close your eyes and continue.”

Shocked at this, I switched off the PC screen, closed my eyes, but my mind started asking, “Was he talking to me or someone in the hall?” Maybe some Malayalam speaking followers were sitting in the hall, etc. Immediately, I instructed my mind to continue with the meditation, as said by Mohanji.

I couldn’t believe this. For one month, daily, I went on checking this video and couldn’t find what I saw. Later, I connected to Dr. Sunil Nair, who organized this event, and he confirmed that Mohanji spoke entirely in English there because there were many North Indians present in the hall. So, I understood that the instruction given during the meditation was entirely meant for me. So dear friends, Mohanji can connect to us through the recorded video too and bless us. 

Such is the blessing given by our dear Guru Mohanji. My humble prostration at your lotus feet, dear Mohanji, for giving me such a beautiful experience. Jai Mohanji.

by Nirupma Chowdhary, India

Chanting is a very powerful technique. And when done in a group, it becomes very powerful. We started the Saturday Mahamrityunjay chanting for half an hour a year ago, offline and later through a zoom session. Slowly we started using, ‘Mohanji conscious chanting‘ technique. Someone might feel what the difference is? You are chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra only. 

My personal experience is that with Mohanji conscious chanting technique, you invoke the mantra’s power and invoke the power and energy of Mohanji and connect to his consciousness. Thus chanting becomes many folds powerful. 

When we begin chanting, we connect to Mohanji and our spine and feel the presence of our Guru in our heart chakra, the seat of our Guru. Using this technique, nine of us started chanting this Saturday. 

My family is going through a covid situation – a grim situation. Just before the chant, I surrendered everything to Mohanji, including my fear and any apprehensions I had in my mind. With total surrender to Mohanji and fully present in the session, I led the chanting of Mahamrityunjay mantra. 

My belief is that when we chant from deep within, we align ourselves, our chakras and feel a rhythmic movement of energy from the root chakra to the crown chakra. One starts melting in the rhythm, and you become centred within yourself. 

All through the chanting, Mohanji’s presence was felt, as if he was sitting with us chanting. The Mahamritunjaya mantra is a potent mantra that removes negativity, fear of death, curing and strengthening us. It helps in elevating oneself towards liberation. 

Suddenly, while chanting, I felt a black cloud-like thing rising up in my chest, collecting in the centre, and it suddenly went out of my crown. I felt suddenly lighter, as if all the burden was taken away. And then Mohanji was clearly visible, blessing each one of us with white light. 

A white light came from his palm, covering me in love and warmth that was soothing, very reassuring, and having immense pleasure and peace. The session went on for half an hour. In the end, there was a deep feeling to share Mohanji’s energy with all those suffering in these difficult times of Covid in India. We then chanted, ”Loka Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu’, for each being of Mother Earth. 

Mohanji was looking upon us smiling and with a twinkle in his eyes. We bowed down to the Master at the end of the session. Each one felt the powerful energy. Two of them had tears in their eyes. Each one wanted to be in that energy without saying anything. 

For me, it was a blessing. I know Mohanji is always with each of his devotees. Only one has to be hollow and empty to receive his energy and merge in his consciousness. He is our guide, our survivor and a pillar of strength. Our faith in him would sail us through this calamity smoothly. That’s why he came and confirmed his presence and blessings. 


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 13th May 2021


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— Mohanji Testimonials Team

Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 21 & 22

By Christopher Greenwood

Day 21 Lesson – Enhance your productivity, eat consciously

This lesson today was me remembering advice which Mohanji gave me, when I was first finding my feet here at the house, trying to match his pace of activity in the early months. I say match his pace, but even that pace was a slowed-down pace for Mohanji. And it was about food, and the effects that food can have on our productivity.

Before I share that, I wanted to give a bit of color to the house here, because this morning, when I went to Mohanji’s room, I had an experience that showed that even animals (and all beings) are very, very keen to see Mohanji.

So, around the house I’ve mentioned before that many beings come to see him. We have the birds, there’s the squirrels, and small beings such as ants. And now there’s a very demanding cat that’s turned up from somewhere – really loud and always looking for food. And the squirrels don’t like the cat. They’ll shout and scold from the trees, and that’s really loud as well, like a car alarm. There’s so much happening in the morning! And we put food out regularly. In the morning, Mohanji will sit in his room on his chair next to the bedroom window. He’ll raise the curtain and open the window, because the birds come. And they’ll sit, and they’ll sing. And they’ll greet him. And they don’t really want anything, they just come to see him and they’re happy. And when you look at Mohanji, it also makes him happy too, he’s smiling.

And there’s one squirrel who loves to come close all the time. He’ll climb up to the window, lift his head up and just check around to make sure Mohanji is there. Then he’s happy and he carries on with his day. Some months back, Mohanji used to eat his lunch downstairs, where they’d be facing across the table at the patio doors to the garden and the wall, where we feed the animals. The squirrel would come for lunch. But a few months back, Mohanji hurt his foot, so he was in his room for a lot of the time. And this squirrel would come looking for Mohanji, just to try and catch a glimpse and see him. I remember as well that the squirrel was up one day when I was in his room, looking around, trying to look through the gaps in the curtains to see if Mohanji was there. It’s really cute.

This is a side story, but related to food. We have breakfast, lunch and dinner here as most people would. The food’s really tasty, and for me it was quite a novelty, because I’m new to Indian foods – the dosas, the upma and everything. I really enjoyed it, so I’d eat a lot. And as my honeymoon period from when I first arrived, started turning into more work, the pace increased. And it was a little bit of a struggle. I was finding myself tired because of getting up early, getting into that Early Bird morning routine. It took some time.

I remember Mohanji saying one morning, “You’re amazing, you know…. in my presence and in the energy of this house, you’re actually becoming tamasic!! Like it’s really, really special.” Now, it sounds funny, but at the time, it definitely wasn’t funny. Because it was a struggle, with tiredness during the day, lack of energy – overall sluggishness.

And he shared a story, a Master-disciple story. It was someone who had been on a search, on a quest to find his Master, and was seeking enlightenment.

So he asked the Master, “What do I need to do to be enlightened?’”

And the Master gave a one word answer – he simply said, “Food.”

And the disciple was very confused.

He went back and he must have been doing his chores or whatever else he was doing. And after some time he came back, equally as confused, and asked the same question, “How can I get enlightenment?”

And the Master simply said, “Food.”

Then the disciple obviously thought this guy was crazy.

But then something shifted. He started observing food. What was food? What did it mean to him? What was his relationship with food? How much did he crave for food? How much did he desire food? What were the effects of food?

And he began to understand how much binding he had to food, the times that he would eat, the amount, the tastes that he craved, the sweet, the salt, the quantities, how much he was eating unconsciously, even when he wasn’t hungry, just for the activity and the habit of eating.

And from this, he began to realize that there was an unconscious activity and began to discipline himself: mastering what his food intake was.

And I can’t remember the rest of the story, but roughly that was the gist. That was the message I took away.

So he said that he thought my lethargy was mainly due to food, the amount that I was having. And he spoke about yogis, bhogis and rogis. Yogis eat just to sustain the body, and to help them exist. Bhogis eat for entertainment, for the material pleasures. And then rogis are those people who are no longer able to eat because they consumed so much being a bhogi, that they now have some disease.So those classifications: yogis, bhogis and rogis. And I remembered back also to the Acharya training, when he was very clear on the ratio of food that we should have, so that we can maintain concentration, alertness and awareness (because it was an intense program) –  having a ratio in the stomach of one third food, one third water and one third air.

But by being conscious, being aware that we only need to really eat to sustain the body, we only need as much food to keep our body functioning and healthy. But we tend to overeat and unconsciously eat, which is definitely what I was doing. I was just taking as much of this good food as I could. I would have finished my breakfast, and the food will still be there and I would think, “Okay, I’ll have some more”, and take it all in.

But what happens then is that all the energy is taken to the stomach for digestion. And most of the time, it’s not even digested because we don’t need that much. Then that creates the feeling of lethargy, of energy drained, of tiredness.

So his advice to me at that time was to try and eat less portions and if possible, cut food portions in half. And for the evening meal, have something really really light. I did this and after a few weeks, I can say it definitely shifted something. I was no longer as tired during the day like after the meals, because I wasn’t eating so much. I didn’t have that slump of energy. And I became more aware as well of the tastes, of the cravings for certain tastes. I also started to avoid the emotional eating that I was doing, or eating just out of habit just because there were some snacks. And this brought more clarity for me and energy to the day.

Now, please, I share this as a lesson, I wouldn’t advise anyone to make any drastic changes in their diets because I’m definitely not a doctor. And it would probably be best to check with the doctor first. But I think the main lesson of it all is being conscious of what we eat, the amount we eat, and how much we’re eating out of habit and emotion, rather than the need of the body for actual sustenance. Overeating and over consumption can bring lethargy, it can bring tiredness. And so when we’re trying to be productive in the day and do what we need to do to make the most of our time, this can be a way where we can really bring some optimization to what we’re doing during the day, to how productive we are during the day.

Day 22 Lesson – From the depths of ignorance, you came with brightness️ and lifted us up

Today I share my understanding of Mohanji, and how he lifts up people in awareness. As I consider him my guru, it is about how a guru lifts people.

The guru-disciple relationship is something which took me some time to understand. And it’s probably difficult for a lot of people to understand too, but it is actually one of the most important relationships, I now feel that we could have in our life. Especially if our goal is higher elevation, and awareness. I mean, if our goal is just to do the same things that we’ve been doing day in and day out – eating, sleeping, drinking, entertaining ourselves, then maybe it’s not so important. But if we’ve reached the point where we want to come out of those habits, patterns and attain something higher, then it’s incredibly important.

And for me, as a Westerner, this concept was completely alien before I met Mohanji, as I used to think that gurus were mainly just people who helped empty your pockets really quickly. And that they were very skilled in acquiring lots of people to come together and help him do work. But now, I understand very differently, as I’ll explain.

What I’ve noticed is that some people may feel it a bit as an obligation: they feel the pressure to do something, or they’re worried about what other people may think. And there are also some people as well, who take it as an option (especially with Mohanji), only when they need something. So for example, my son needs a good grade/ my cat is sick/ I want to leave my husband for this younger man, what shall I do… And I’ve witnessed all varieties handling Mohanji’s time. Some people can be very transactional, but still Mohanji gives what he can. And also from some other stories I have heard of the past, he even knows that some people will eventually betray him, but he still gives what he can. So for him from that point of view, there’s a deeper delivery that he is doing, which is that he is giving completion to people: completion of their desires, of their free will, of what they want to do – he’s giving that.

And what I’ve learned though, is that he’s available to give much more. And often it’s more than what’s physically tangible. I can see how people can be swayed by the opinions of others and also their own prejudices, to quickly throw away a guru when it’s not suiting what they expect

This topic came up this morning because I was having a discussion with Mohanji about the Invest in Awareness program, and what we’re doing with the bootcamp that’s running. And it’s  really helping me understand that better with clarity, because what essentially we’re doing is bringing awareness and clarity to people’s lives, so that they can understand themselves better. Because when people can understand themselves – what they are made up of, the mind, the body, intellect, ego, and how those play out through patterns, inclinations, and desires – they can be aware, stabilize, and navigate life better.

And it’s this clarity and awareness that Mohanji has brought to my own life, along with very clear opportunities to move through patterns and comfort zones. For example, one of the more  subtler teachings that I’ve got from Mohanji is that each day when I go to see him in the morning, there’s a difference. Sometimes he may appear aloof, and at other times absent, which means he’s probably off doing something else somewhere else, you know. There’s minimal interaction or expression. Sometimes he is engaging, other times in high energy, or sometimes he’ll even say, “Oh, I feel lazy today”, which I know is not true because he has no tiredness. But I remember that he has always said that for what comes in front of him, whoever comes in front of him, he acts as a mirror to this.

And so what I’ve learned is that when in a certain state, or probably a certain frequency, he responds accordingly. And this can be very confusing – especially if I’ve had any expectations, or if I’ve thought I’ve done something well, and maybe thought there’s some praise coming, or  had a good idea and wanted some validation. Because he won’t give that. He doesn’t do this, which was confusing at first. But what I realized is that it helps me become more aware of myself whilst I’m here. And I think that’s what he’s doing for all of us. For example, why did I expect praise, what expectations did I have? And so through even those small interactions (say  of just a look), I can begin to understand the more subtle patterns that I have. And from that comes more clarity to who I am, as he said.

And as he said before, “the only thing I did in my life was to find myself. And now I’m helping you to find yourself.” And his role in my own personal life became much more clear when I told him one day that I was extremely thankful for what he had done for me because I know it’s the real change. It was when I looked back, and that moment felt immense gratitude because of that change from when I first arrived in the house.

And he simply said, “I did nothing, it’s you who climbed.” That confused me. But thinking about it… First of all, I know it’s not completely true, he does a lot for us. But I think the message he wanted to get across, and what I took, was that he shared with me what the relationship was really, between himself and me, or a Guru and a guide for me. So Mohanji is, as I understand, pointing us all to ourselves. His goal is to liberate as many people as possible from the depth of our sleep. And there’s a lovely Sanskrit saying, which I can’t pronounce, but translated it says, ‘When we were in the depths of ignorance, you came with brightness and lifted us up.’

So what I understand is that Mohanji is available to the world – he’s available for us, he is that road sign, that guide, that person who’s directing us which way to go. And he operates completely from dharmic principles. Free will is completely respected. So he will not push or pull anyone in a direction to do anything against their world. He can’t do that, or he is not allowed. So at best he can be available; he can say, “I think this is the way.” The road sign, the guide, the marker.

And like he said, he’s always holding our hand. He’s there for us. He’s always with us. But he’s never said, “I’m carrying you or I’m always carrying you or pushing you.” So with that understanding, I know that he is guiding the way, he shows the path. But it’s we who walk, or I that walk, with the clarity that he provides. And as we walk, we gain clarity, we gain awareness. And he can help remove obstacles. He can warn us what’s good and what’s not so good, as he sees what the karmic makeup is. But again, he never denies anybody their right to have an experience. So he’ll never say, “Don’t do this or don’t do that.” I think at most he will say, “Are you sure you need to make that trip? Is it really important for you? Do you feel this is the right time to make that change?” He might give a subtle message. But he’ll never say, “Don’t do this.” Because he can’t interfere with our experience, or what we want to experience. And that’s a subtle lesson that I’ve learned and understood. That we are walking, we have our karmic agenda, and he is really there guiding, showing us the way, giving us clarity, giving us awareness, so we can better see where our patterns might take us back into old habits, or where we might run into some difficulty.

And then what else has he done? His goal is liberation – to take as many people there. And he knows that we accumulate a lot of debt being on Earth, we’ve used the resources, we’ve had our relationships, we’ve created whatever we’ve created. And we have to pay that back. And that only comes really through service. So again then, he’s giving the guidance, he’s giving the road, and he’s giving the platform through which we can purify ourselves. And so Mohanji gains nothing in that, nothing really. He benefits nothing. It’s for us.

So this was a big learning for me, it really helped my understanding that Mohanji is available. His hand is there. And he’s provided a platform. And whilst he’s here, we have that benefit of physical interaction, to ask those questions on our path. So it’s a real blessing for us all. I feel really grateful and I also really appreciate that the beauty of it is the free will that we have, or that I have. And there’s no expectations of me here. And he has no expectations of anyone really.

And quoting again the saying I mentioned earlier, this is how I feel that Mohanji is here:

When we were in the depths of ignorance, you came with brightness and lifted us up.’


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 11th April 2021


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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Many Masters or this one?

By Preethi Gopalarathnam, India

This is an important message! I heard the podcast Real vs Unreal by Mohanji and I felt I had to share my experiences and learnings. If you have not heard this, please listen to it. The link is attached at the end of the blog.

I have known Mohanji for the last seven years and have been associated with Mohanji Foundation in various capacities. During this time I have met some very interesting people. Some people have come here, bloomed and are shining bright, polishing themselves and adding value to the world to the best of their capacity.

Some have come and done some great work and have gotten distracted because of personal, mental, and financial issues and have slowly dimmed out. Some have joined the organisation because their friend or family have joined and are connected. These people come on someone else’s belief. They believe everything and everyone and lack their personal anchor to the truth. So many times, I have seen them become disillusioned and leave either unhappy or not satisfied.

There are some, however, who join this organisation and then join multiple such organisations too. They believe in many Masters, and they usually say, “All Masters are one”, so I will learn from everywhere. It’s like taking multiple tuitions for one subject to crack the exam! You attend class after class but no time to assimilate and learn because we are busy with classes.

I have been fortunate to meet and observe all these flavours of people, and these are my observations only. I felt a strong urge to pen them down, and please read through it and take it only if it makes sense to you.

Yes, it is true that all Masters operate from one Consciousness, but the first question to ask ourselves is, are we in that oneness state to realise that? Unless we are there, it is someone else’s truth we believe in. It’s not our experience. If we go back to all the books and life history of great Masters like Yogananda and Vivekananda, we see that they respect all Masters, but they are firmly rooted in one Master and one Guru. Why?

Don’t they know that all Masters are the same? My understanding through my experience is as follows.

At some time in life, we ask for spiritual progress, we pray for guidance, and this prayer is a deep, earnest call from our soul. I can take my example. I connected to Mahavatar Babaji first. I prayed to Babaji, asking him for a true Guru whom I could relate and connect to. Then I was led to Mohanji. Now, how do you know that the Master in front of you is the right one?

Simple, your knowing comes from how sincerely you prayed for guidance and help! This is how I found my Guru. I did my own thorough analysis before I took Mohanji for my Guru, though. It was not instant realisation though there was an instant connection.

I saw for myself the state of purity that he was operating from. I observed his interactions and knew he was genuine. He practised what he preached. He was humble. He respected all Masters, but at the same time, he was a storehouse of power. I started seeing miracles in everyone else’s life and mine too. It was only then I took Mohanji as my Guru. It was logical, and it happened naturally. After taking him as my Guru, I had this confusion. What to do with Babaji now that I found Mohanji?

I see many people who are connected to Babaji, Sai Baba, Ramana Maharishi and many other great and powerful Masters. They find Mohanji, and then I watch them divided. Do they follow Mohanji or the Master who got them to Mohanji, who is powerful and not in their physical form. If the Master is in the body, you can directly go and ask him, so no confusion! I have been there in that space and suffered this confusion, so I felt I should share my experience. Mostly they pray to both and follow both, and that is what I mean by they are divided.

Initially, after I met and connected with Mohanji, I used to get these messages of people channelling Babaji etc., and I have initially gone there too, thinking the source is the same. Everyone is nice and loving, and you feel great energetically. But then we can’t follow everyone and every teaching, right? If we get two contradictory practices, what to do?

I would like to share my experience here. On one occasion at a friend’s place, I had the experience where Lahari Mahasaya and Sai Baba both appeared in the picture of Mohanji that I was holding. I was telling her that I feel sad about why Babaji had to send me to another Master and why he couldn’t come directly and speak to me as he does to all the other people we read in books. It was at this moment that I looked down at the picture I was holding of Mohanji.

It was unmistakable; both these Masters appeared in Mohanji’s eyeballs, each on both eyes. It was unmistakable! I was trembling and shaking, in tears because from inside came a realisation, showing me that all Masters exist, embody and speak through this one Master now. While my question to her was naive, it had purity, so the Guru answered it for me.

We need to remember something; we asked sincerely for guidance from a Master who has left their body or God. If we were in the state where they could communicate with subtlety and directly with us, they would have done it, right?

The fact that they sent you to another living Master proves the authenticity of the Master and your need for this particular Master and their sign of approval for you to move forward with him or her.

It doesn’t mean we are leaving our God or older Master; it means they will start speaking through this living Master, so we understand. Then, in this case, I personally feel the search has to end there. It is this Master in front of you who they will speak through if they want to from now on. Isn’t that why they sent you here in the first place! If you are still in doubt (the mind I tell you!), surrender this to your original Master and say, I did this as your guidance now you take care. Mohanji has said several times the story of a man who took a buffalo to be his Master, and he attained the highest. The sincerity and faith of you, the seeker, is all that matters here.

This experience at a friend’s house was a surreal experience for me, and I know it was true because it transformed me completely. My search for Gurus and people connected and channelling Masters stopped there. It happened naturally and automatically.

I would also like to share another observation. My deepest transformations started happening with Mohanji after this. It has been a rapid journey after that. It took me a while to understand that the connection became pure, and all distractions and loopholes for doubts were eliminated so that the Master could deliver. I could be receptive only after that incident. I still have a long way to go, but that’s surrendered at his feet now. It’s his job; mine is to hang in there however difficult the ride turns out to be!

Click here to listen to Mohanji’s podcast on ‘The real and the unreal’


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 9th May 2021


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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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 19 & 20

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 19 Lesson – How I developed belief, faith and trust in Mohanji

Good morning, everybody. Today, I wanted to share an experience and lesson about the importance of belief and faith. The idea to share this today came from a talk with Mohanji this morning. 

We were discussing the ‘Invest in Awareness’ program. And he was sharing great content about the path of spirituality with a reminder that it is an individual journey. And all he did in his life was to find himself. And now he is guiding others to find themselves. This is his focus. 

We spoke briefly about belief. My mind instantly recalled a situation months ago here at the house when I had to believe what my mind could not comprehend because there was no other explanation. And how I did that was by having trust in Mohanji and then using a filter of my own logic to reconfirm why I have trust in Mohanji so that I could believe that this situation happened. 

So as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have any capacity really to see beyond the ordinary. I know others do, Mai-Tri and MTM practitioners. And I’ve heard many stories. But whilst I find them entertaining and definitely fascinating, I’ve always just kept a watch that, for anything I’m doing, I’m relying on my own experience and belief rather than anybody else’s. Although I trust people, I know that some people can change their minds. And this is some advice, which I picked up from Mohanji when I first met him two years ago at a Satsang where he said, “Nobody has to believe anything blindly. There’s plenty of room for people to take their time, have their experience, and develop a belief or a trust.” He also said, “Once you’ve decided, then stick to that because that’s then a benefit for you. Because then you can go further. You start digging where you stand, and eventually you’ll reach water.”

And this came from a story. One morning, we sat downstairs for our morning meeting. This was months ago. And Mohanji was giving guidance or instructions on tasks I can’t quite remember. But we were speaking; I was sitting on the floor, Mohanji was in his chair. And we had eye contact, and we were speaking. And then, mid-sentence, he just stopped. His eyes turned to the window, looking in a different direction, complete silence. And I was confused because this was a complete shift. Imagine you’re talking to someone, just having a conversation, it’s flowing, and then all of a sudden, they just stop and look the other way. It’s a big shift. 

Then he stood up, which is even more strange, walked a few steps ahead. All in silence, we weren’t speaking. Then he took a cushion, he put it on the floor in the middle of the room, and then he came down to his knees on the cushion. So, I’m sitting; he is now a few steps in front of me on his knees facing the window. And then he went into a push-up position. And I was completely confused. I really couldn’t understand. I was thinking, is this an impromptu morning workout session? Am I meant to take something from this and join him, start doing some push-ups? I didn’t know. So he started doing some push-ups. I can’t remember the number. But then he stood up, put the cushion back, sat down, started looking at me and said: “Right, what was I just saying?” As if nothing had happened, as this was all just a play in my imagination. 

Now, if you picture that scene, it’s quite abrupt. Just to watch all this happen, and then it to finish – I was amazed! And Mohanji must have clearly felt my confusion. And he just casually said someone was dying. They were in the hospital. I think he said the person was on life support. And he said they were praying to him. So he had to help, and he had to bring the person back to life. 

Now, we were just talking about something very mundane. And then this situation happened. So I couldn’t contain myself and instantly asked with a very confused mind: “But how is that even possible?” To which he responded: “Well, what do you want, a scientific proof?” And my mind gave up; I realized it would be impossible to comprehend. 

And I’ve had a similar experience when I first met Mohanji a couple of years ago. The situation happened where my mind just couldn’t take it.

But this was the lesson for me that has come together now, restarting that conversation around belief and faith, which I thought might also be useful for some other people. Because what I’ve realized is that when I can’t see for myself, and when I say ‘see’, it’s not just physically, it’s perceiving the deeper work that’s going on behind everything that Mohanji does, but I’m aware of something happening. Not much has been spoken to me, yet I’ve had a big transformation in my life. It hasn’t been: Okay, now you do this, now you do that, this is the teaching, like a school. It’s just happening. It’s naturally happening. 

So when there’s a situation that’s beyond comprehension, what do you do? What do I do? So I had two options, really: I could believe it, or I could reject it. What I realized helped keep me steady in that belief because I could easily have taken the view that this is just absolute craziness. But now, I realized that and the method that I’ve been using, which we spoke about this morning since I had met Mohanji two years ago, is that when I can’t see something for myself, I have to develop a belief. That’s the only thing really that I can hold on to. But it’s not blind belief. I have to have a belief in something, something that I choose to rely on. 

And this is where the belief and the sort of logical understanding have helped because I’m a rational, logical person. And what I realized was that I completely trust Mohanji. I feel completely safe. And I had to use my logic again: Why? Why did I trust? And how was I so sure that I had this trust? 

So, for me, the lesson is that I have a few reminders that I can always go back to if my mind sort of wavers. And the first one very clearly is that he asks nothing from me. Nothing! All this is of my own, the opportunity has arisen, and then it’s my own free will and contribution. Yes, I’ve experienced a big transformation in my life since meeting Mohanji. So my own experience of being with him is something I can trust, knowing that he doesn’t ask anything. Then the second one: he is completely consistent. Everything he’s spoken about since I’ve become aware of him, he lives that message. And I’ve been with him for months now. And he’s living exactly what he says since I first came into contact with him. 

And then there’s also zero pressure for me to follow him or be with him. So he needs nothing and is completely secure; humility personified. So then I realized he has no reason that he would make this up. I saw this event, I saw this experience, he told me frankly, and that’s what happened. So I have that belief. And I think when you can develop that belief with more conviction, that’s when it becomes faith. I think this is something else that’s important. 

So this is the message for today that maybe can also help people in their own thinking or belief – trusting their experience and using logic to help their experience or belief get strengthened and faith strengthened. So I’ve learned that belief is incredibly important when you can’t see or experience something for yourself. 

And believing in a trusted source. So having something that you can trust to anchor that belief too is important. So first believing in myself, my own experience, and then believing in a trusted source if that’s not available, and for me, I know that I completely trust Mohanji.  

Logic brings that further understanding so that it stays steady. 

That’s the message for today. I hope you enjoyed it. I also hope you enjoyed this story and could imagine that situation which happened. It was quite a shock. 

Have a great day ahead.

Day 20 Lesson – Who is Mohanji Part #2

Good morning, everybody. I hope you have a great day ahead. 

Yesterday, I spoke about my faith and belief in Mohanji, how that developed, how I had to use my logic to move past some hurdles. Today, I continue this theme alongside a question I asked in earlier recordings: ‘Who is Mohanji?’. Because still now, the more time I spend with him, the less I really know about him. I just can see what I can see, you know, what’s inside me. And whilst I’m focused on very terrestrial matters, there’s always something much more happening. Many people are connecting to him; he reaches many people, despite the fact he is physically sitting in front of me. 

And he doesn’t display; he doesn’t show, he doesn’t try to explain. And if I ever ask a question, or someone else asked the question, he simply says, “I do my job”. And this was difficult to understand at first because there’s little outward display. Now it’s just come to an acceptance and trust. 

And he’s also completely fine with saying, “Those who have eyes to see will see, and those who don’t, it’s okay.” And I was surprised because this even relates to other Swamis too, because he confuses them, as Mohanji doesn’t come from one of the traditional paths or routes. He is self-made. 

But those who are practising Mai-Tri and MTM can see the work. When I’ve asked him about this too, whether that’s the whole picture or is there more going on, he again smiles and says, “I do my job, I’m doing many things.” So there’s little outward display. 

But an experience I wanted to share is one of the more subtle ways that Mohanji can work and give people experiences. But you have to be really attuned to catch them. I think someone said this to me before as well that Mohanji is very unassuming, and he could easily just slip into the shadows if you let him; he would just go. You have to keep a keen watch. 

And before I met Mohanji, I was searching for a long time. I was looking for answers. But answers to the questions I didn’t even know. There’s just something I was searching for—so many spiritual communities, a yoga practice, the Theosophical Society, and even Freemasonry for many years. So in deep questions, I was searching and searching. 

And one question that stuck with me since meeting Mohanji was: These previous paths, do they also reach the source? It was a small mind question. I avoid taking these types of questions to Mohanji because I respect his time; he’s got a lot to do. And I want to keep the interaction purely on what we’re doing with the work. And I also knew that this question was just for my mind sake, just for my interest. But it was playing on my mind for some time. 

Downstairs is an office room with a bathroom adjoining it, and it has a bookcase with many great books in there. Mohanji had gone to the bathroom, and I came, and I took a towel so that he could dry his hands afterwards. And as he came out, he looked at the bookcase and said: “Causal body”, and walked out; there was no discussion. I remembered at that point that when with Mohanji, everything has the potential to be a lesson if you have the observation. Because generally, his life is a message. He lives his message. He lives his teachings. 

So I decided, “Okay, Causal body, there’s a book there, let’s have a look at this.” I picked up the book to read it later. And then, when I read it, and I quickly skimmed through all the sections that I was drawn to, of course, I found clear answers to the questions which were clogging my mind. And my mind was happy, and I put the book back. 

This may seem very small, but it was quite profound for me at the time. Because again, there was no display, but he did his job. Even for the smallest annoyance, I had in my mind, even though I hadn’t verbalized it to him, I got my answer, and then that was gone.

I don’t know really, who Mohanji is, how he’s working, but it’s definitely more than I can perceive. And I remember in the earlier days before I was actually living with him, I was trying to understand this as well: ‘Who is he?’ Because I couldn’t quite put it together. And one thing which really stuck out for me is when I was watching Facebook, the posts and the photographs were coming up of all the people that he was meeting, especially all these great masters, all these great saints who had their own stature, they were big in their own right. When you look back at all of these, they show such reverence to Mohanji. They shower him with reverence. And all of them are from different lineages. It’s as if the masters of all lineages are coming together; connecting with Mohanji in that way – from the Siddha, Kriya, Shakti, obviously the Avadhoota lineage; great masters, Siddhas and Saints such as Devi Amma, who gave the title to Mohanji ‘Friend of the Universe’. Then Avadhoota Nadananda gave the title Brahmarishi, Ganeshananda Giri, a staunch disciple of Shirdi Sai Baba, whom Sai Baba actually told: ‘You know, you need to find Mohanji’; then Vittal Babaji gave Mohanji the title Raja Yogi and Vasudev Swami, a great master and a devotee of Bhagavan Nityananda. And there are many more as well, such as Gorkhe Guruji, who I mentioned, was a big master in his right, and he actually wanted Mohanji to sit on his chair after declaring in front of people in public that Mohanji was part of Dattatreya. 

So, such reverence from all these people. I don’t know who Mohanji is, but by observation, there’s something that all these great people are respecting and seeing in Mohanji. 

I hope you have a great day ahead and speak to you all soon.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 2nd May 2021


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