Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 147 & 148

Day 147 – Meet Life from the Spine

I’ve shared that working with Mohanji is highly dynamic. Many activities take place simultaneously, and new activities come up all the time. There are many things to handle daily and often at the same time. A lot of different situations and scenarios arise with various people who we are interacting with daily.

 It means that I’m constantly switching from one context and the next. Sometimes situations can be extremely unpredictable; the most unlikely things will come up, and you have to handle them and move things forward. 

Mohanji shared a simple yet powerful practice with me, which I’d like to share today. The practice is useful for anybody, especially those handling many things simultaneously. He said that what you can do in those situations is to practice meeting life from your spine rather than from the front of your body. This might take a bit of time to understand, but rather than experiencing things from our frontal orientation, we can always root our awareness in our spine.

 When we experience life from our front rather than the spine, we meet life with all of our prejudices, opinions, concepts, and ego. The ego is always in front. When we meet life from the spine, we are slightly aloof; there is a slight detachment, giving space to respond accordingly. We listen more and then provide the appropriate response at the right time. It also has more power because you’ve considered what someone has said to you and assessed the situations as they are, rather than through the lens of our concepts, opinions and prejudices.

 I found that my usual reactions are reduced when I’m practising this. Rather than escaping or ignoring, that small bit of time gives a small bit of aloofness or detachment. That space means that there’s more time for listening, and when the response comes, I’ve taken into account as much as possible, and I’m usually more effective. It’s not just on the face (taking it with all the opinions and prejudices); you can see the situation as it is.

 I’ve begun to practice this. I’m still practising, and it’s genuinely helping. I’m trying to be more oriented from the spine in every conversation and situation and have awareness there.

I’ll leave that with you today. I’ll be interested to know those who practice this technique, how they find it, and if it yields any benefit.

 Have a great day ahead.

Day 148 – Motivation from within

Today I wanted to share some of my interactions and experience of being with Mohanji in relation to motivation – developing self-motivation within, rather than relying on something external. Especially with Mohanji, as he’s not the type of person who gives much external recognition to push and motivate you.

 I wanted to share an observation that came to mind yesterday. We were walking with Mohanji, Mila and Devi; we’d gone out just after lunchtime for a walk in this small town where they live in Slovenia. It was a lovely sunny day but very cold outside. We’d just had some snow a couple of days before, so there was still some coldness to the air. Devi and Mila had gone back to their apartment, and I walked with Mohanji through this small village for some time. It’s beautiful; there are sloping hills that come down; you can see vineyards and trees in the distance; it’s very quiet, and there are not many people around.

I remembered other times I’d also travelled with Mohanji when he would become really invisible at times. He could be the most inconspicuous person when he wants to be. It’s interesting for me because knowing some of who he is, and I say some because I don’t know all of the dimensions. People would pass him on the street as though he was a very ordinary person.

 This is also the same in airports; I find it amazing that he can blend in and disappear. For example, if he’s gone ahead and maybe waiting for the baggage at the baggage belt, sometimes it won’t be easy to find him. You’re trying to pick him out in the crowd, and he is inconspicuous. I think to myself; no one really knows who they are walking past in the world; you would never notice. That’s something I noticed yesterday as we walked through the town up to the mayor’s office.

 Working closely with Mohanji means self-inspiration is incredibly important because he has work to do and a vision that will be achieved. I’ve said earlier that when he needs a task done, he’ll ask once, give clarity, and the opportunity for any questions so that you can understand what he needs to happen. Then he might prompt twice, “Okay, is this done?” Then he’ll find another way to make it happen by the third time. You’ll see something happening, or someone’s doing some work, and you’ll realize, “Okay, I didn’t do this.” 

Like this, he’s also had many frank conversations with me, where he’s told me that if I don’t want to do something, no problem, but he’s going to find a way because things have to be done. He’s not there to push; he’s not there to encourage; he’s not there to coax. It is being self-reliant to find that motivation to keep moving forward. He’s also not interested in person or personality, in me as Chris; he doesn’t work that way. He respects everybody, but when it comes to work, doing what needs to be done, he doesn’t dislike or like a person or prefer someone over somebody else; it’s who is available and can take things forward.

This means that he rarely praises. This is fine because I’m happy knowing I do my best. I surrender everything that I do. “Okay, this is as much as I can do; I leave the rest at your feet.” I have that type of attitude. If someone needs to be praised, encouraged or motivated, it could be challenging for them to work closely with Mohanji.

I think the most praise he’s ever given me is probably after something I thought had been really, really good, and he simply said, “Good”. Or if in very, very, very rare cases, he might say, “Very good”, but that’s the exception. Cultivating this self-motivation, I say cultivation, can come over time; I’ve experienced this now, recognizing and knowing that the work is always contributing towards a great purpose.

I find motivation which aligns with what he’s shared and his teachings – doing your best each day without worrying about past mistakes, carrying that burden on my back of what might have gone wrong yesterday or what I didn’t do. Starting each day afresh and looking forward to the tasks, planning them well and seeing, “Okay, I have this in front of me, what’s the best that I can do with it?” then seeing that through. This has come over time and almost daily practice. It’s like a muscle that’s being developed. 

I have a different motivation, too; I’ve switched tasks slightly since we arrived in Slovenia. We’re helping out on the land, moving forward with all the tasks we can. This is motivating because I’ve often sat at a desk in front of a computer. I enjoy being on the land, hands in the soil and that type of thing.

 I hope you have a great day ahead with much motivation and we will speak soon.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 31st July 2022


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Dare to speak

By Paula Vouk, Slovenia

“Where the helpless are not supported, decline and decay befall. If you don’t raise your voice against unrighteousness, you are as guilty as the one committing it and will face the same consequences.”

Mohanji in the book Mast

I really like feeding beings. It makes me happy and light. Mohanji says that giving food to hungry beings immediately removes karmic blockages and negative emotions from us. I have experienced the effect many times, and now feeding animals and people is my favorite activity in the world.

So today, I was feeding deers. I was happy. After a while, I heard pigs making some noise from a nearby farm. I felt like saying hi to the pigs and giving some food to them too. I really care for pigs and feel like being very kind to them, knowing what kind of destiny awaits them.

The gate of the farm was open. The pigs were in several stalls behind a tall wooden fence. I could not see them until I came very close and could look over the fence. I never imagined this would be such an unwanted event for all of us. It was terrible for me and even worse for the pigs. When they saw me, they went crazy. They started running towards the back wall as far away from me as possible. The reaction was even worse when I was trying to give them some food and explain that I didn’t mean to hurt them and that I just wanted to say hi. The scene was like a horror movie.

About thirty pigs were jumping one over each other, competing who would have the best position, as far away from me as possible. The further away, the smaller the possibility of being forcefully dragged away from their family and slaughtered to be served for dinner. When I moved an inch, they would jump in panic. When I was still, they would stare at me with deep, deep fear in their eyes. Thirty pairs of innocent eyes, eyes full of horror, were staring at me at once. I don’t think I can ever forget this scene. I felt like a criminal. And I was a criminal. I was a human. It never felt so terrible being a human.

I went away in shock and sadness and sent some love from far. I was sorry I came and caused sorrow to them. I felt like I owed something to these eyes and hearts. To do something to show I am sorry. So I decided to write this text as my apology. Maybe someone else will understand.

I can’t wait to see the animals living in Mohanji Peace Centre we are creating in Slovenia. All beings will be respected as part of the family and treated with love, not cruelty. I feel every single life matters. If we love our life, we understand how precious each and every life is. It is not about numbers. It is about intention. Not acting is just agreeing with what it is, supporting unrighteousness, and paying the same price. In the end, we are only acting for ourselves and no one else.

In a way, I am grateful for this terrible experience. More than understanding, it brought more motivation to stand for the helpless. Desire to do more good work. Desire to prove we can be much better; may it last.

Thank you, Mohanji, for bringing so much brightness to my life that made me see my ignorance hiding in the dark. Thank you for empowering me to dare speak up and shed the ignorance from my heart. Without you, it would take a hundred more lives to see. Hundred more lives to feel. Hundred more lives to speak. And a hundred more lives to love.

With eternal gratitude and love!


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 30th July 2022


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Miracles of faith

Natalija Mejandzieva, Macedonia

“When you have faith, I do miracles.”


I have experienced happiness, love, gratitude, sadness, loneliness, confusion, acceptance and much more. This all happened in a very short time. I feel this was happening because of my decision to serve Mohanji.

How could I explain, and where should I start, because words are not enough. I am truly blessed to have had these experiences. When I started writing, I couldn’t stop, so I wanted to share one experience that was very meaningful for me.

“When you have faith, I can do miracles.” This sentence was ringing in my ears. I finally felt what it truly meant.

Two days before I started serving, my father had a heart attack. When he called to tell me, I felt calm and even tried to calm him down on the phone while he was breathing heavily. Then my mind got in the way, and all of these questions came up: Why am I being calm? What if he dies? What’s going to happen after that? Being an only child of divorced parents, I often had fears of losing them.

He called again and said he would be transferred to the capital city (where I am working) to have an urgent procedure. Understanding the seriousness of the situation, I felt that fear of losing him. I tried to sound calm on the phone.

I finished work and bought some things he needed in the hospital. They wouldn’t let me see him because he was in the Intensive Care department. With the grace of Mohanji, the way opened, and I got to be the exception to see my father. When I got there, they had already started with the procedure. I had to wait outside until they were done. 

Those 20 minutes I waited, I prayed to Mohanji to be with my father, guide him and take care of him. I surrendered my doubts and fears completely at his feet. I started connecting to him, felt him in my heart and found peace inside. I felt the calmness because, deeply, I knew everything would be okay. I had complete faith that all would be fine.

And everything was fine. My father was looking refreshed as he got up after rest. He then told me that the doctor said his chances of survival were 10 %. Everything happened in the right second. I wished him a happy birthday because he had started living his second life.

I felt so much love, support and gratitude. I feel like Mohanji was here all the time, holding my hand and giving me guidance and directions. I have never experienced this kind of stability. I felt like I was lying in his hands with my eyes closed, trusting him completely. I will remember this experience always. He is in my heart, and I am very grateful for everything he does for me daily.

I am grateful for the awareness and decision to share this with people. I am not so open, and I need so much time to start opening up. I feel this flowing so naturally, and I really want to share it with people. That day a few times, I thought – I want other people to experience this feeling I have.

Thank you so much for your grace and love.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 28th July 2022


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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 145 & 146

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 145 – Slovenia Centre Fruit Tree Planting

Yesterday was the first time I visited our land in Slovenia, where one of our main centres will be: a Centre of Benevolence.

We had arranged to go there with a group of volunteers to plant fruit trees as part of the fruit tree plantation drive. This is the drive I had mentioned a few messages back, under which, rather than just planting any tree, we plant fruit trees so that it gives fruits to animals, people and birds. Whilst it is a tree, and that’s obviously good, it would also keep giving fruits over time, so it’s like a continuous annadaan.

A small group of us gathered together, and we met at Devi’s apartment before heading to the land.

People had brought all the required tools, plants, snacks and drinks; it was a really nice atmosphere.

If you haven’t been to the land or seen it, it’s very picturesque. It’s located in a very small town in Slovenia, which is such a green country, with many trees and fields. The road to get there is very narrow. It is a single-track road, and it winds between farmlands, farmhouses, and fields, and goes up and down various hills through trees.

It was a beautiful sunny day, the polar opposite of today, when it’s actually snowing.

As we were driving, we were imagining what it would be like in the future with all these various buses, transporting people to and from airports, and these small towns having all these people driving through them.

As you arrive, you turn off the road onto a green patch of grass, and there are old wooden houses and farmhouses that look like they were self-built. We gathered all the tools, plants, fertilizers and compost from the car. Mohanji picked up his tools, and he led us down to the site, and it really is beautiful. You walk from where you park the cars up a small hill and then back down, and then you just have this beautiful view across all of the land at the bottom. It’s situated right on the top of a hill, quite a steep hill.

The bottom of the land is like a flat place, and the air is very clean. There are forests and trees to the left and to the right, and the point where we stood and looked down from the hill is where the Sai Baba idol will be installed. Sai Baba will sit facing down the land towards the bottom, where there are some marshlands and a small pond. This will be dug out to make a bigger pond for all the various animals, turtles, and fishes, and Dattatreya will sit there in nature, facing Sai Baba.

Then to the right, as you look down the slope, there are various woodlands and trees, and this is where Sage Agastya and Lopamudra will sit alongside all the other Rishis and Munis. This will be a place of meditation.

Knowing Mohanji and his vision for the centres, I could picture the grounds well and could imagine many people walking back from their meditation spots in the forest, or feeding the fishes and turtles in the pond.

As we walked down, it was very steep. I walked closely with Mohanji. He was telling me that this land is very good. It has good energy. It is said to be placed on a strong meridian line running through the site.

Normally, lots of people would have had to do some activity there, such as maybe conducting  yagyams or poojas, to raise the energy of the land to that level. But this land was like this naturally, so it was very good.

Once we reached the bottom, the team organized efficiently. I find this is usually the case with Mohanji and his presence. Two guys were digging the main holes. We would follow them and plant the tree, place the soil, compost and fertilizer. Then another person would come and water it and press it down, and like that, we quickly planted many trees.

We planted apples, hazelnuts, and blackberry bushes there. At the top of the hill, the land is different . It is drier and more sheltered, and so, we planted plums, peaches and cherries there, as they require better conditions.

There are already very nice walnut trees there, which must have been planted a long time ago.

Mohanji left to walk next to the boundaries of the land, and I stayed with the rest of the team to plant the last of the plants and trees. I really loved it as I haven’t done manual work like this in a long time. It was great having the feeling of soil on my hands and touching the earth rather than typing on the laptop. It was good, wholesome, hard labour.

It was exciting to see the land and perform these activities because it made it tangible for me. Soon, we would actually have our centre there, our own place where people would be able to come, visit, stay and enjoy the land. It will be of benefit to many.

Later, when I returned home, I saw that Mohanji’s foot was swollen. I have noticed that, depending on what activity we’re doing, his body changes. The same thing had happened when we had visited the Ganeshpuri land. As always, he never says anything, he does his work in silence. I believe he took a lot from the land that day and cleansed it. 

As he said earlier in the day, he wants to speed up. So, whilst I’m here in Slovenia, we’ll probably be looking at more activities that we can do on the land.

Hope you have a great day.

Day 146 – The problem with pleasing others

I received a message from someone who had listened to one of the lessons, which was “Don’t try to tackle the situation, tackle yourself”. They enjoyed this one because they now found a quietness to life, which also gave them confidence because they no longer needed to please people.

This prompted me to share this lesson today. If I was to boil down all of Mohanji’s teachings, everything which he has spoken about before into two words, it is simply: “Be you. Be totally, authentically and unapologetically you”. Because, as he rightly points out, there is no one else like us in the world. We’re all unique creations, made of a variety of flavours and colours, and our uniqueness is our expression into the world and our signature.

Before meeting Mohanji, and even actually before living with him, I had a destabilizing trait of wanting to please  others. So, I would often bend backwards, forward, sideways, and turn myself upside down to accommodate others. With friends, for example, I would compromise my own time or on the activities that I wanted to do so that they were kept happy in some way. At work as well, often, I would take on a role that would fit in with the culture rather than really selecting a role in which I could express myself fully. So, I was always making adjustments and compromises. What I learned from staying with Mohanji for more time is that I had mistakenly thought of this as being flexible. But what I’ve learned, or what I realized, is that this attitude or approach was using up a lot of energy unnecessarily, because I wasn’t fully being myself in some situations. Being with Mohanji more, seeing how he works, it has encouraged me to fully be myself.

And before that, to actually explore myself more without an apology. It’s not that I would like going out and showing off or being egotistical about something, but having an appreciation for what people think while no longer having the fear, judgement or worry. Knowing full well that people can either accept or reject you, and that’s fine. The feeling I have now is one of relief, because there’s more energy for productive activities rather than spending time bending to the views and opinions of others. This helps you focus on what needs to be done. I’ve also come to realize that a secondary benefit of that activity of being you is that it starts to make it very clear which people in your life are actually with you and are supporting you for being completely yourself.

Mohanji has a great podcast on this that I’m resharing here as it’s a great reminder of “Be authentic. Be yourself”.

Be authentic. Be Yourself


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 24th July 2022


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Guru Purnima Celebration Worldwide 2022

With unity, stability and determination, we express our gratitude to Mohanji through serving the world and thus taking it to something higher and more glorious. We express unconditional love, compassion, kindness, selflessness, and non-violence in our daily life. We always ask, “Is there something I can do for you?”, “Can I help you?”, “Is there something which we can do to make the life of the people around us better? etc. Many platforms express these true values ad add value to society. Our activities intensified on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima.

Global Platform Organisations

Here are some glimpses into the activities that took place on the occasion of Guru Purnima.





Global Program

Satsang with Mohanji

“Guru Purnima serves as a reminder of our possibility in this lifetime. The highest possibility. The possibility where you can achieve a state of extreme stability and stillness, which cannot be disturbed by any aspect of life around us.” – Mohanji 

You can also read it here


Watch Guru Purnima celeration in Datta Tapovan


A humble offering from Mohanji Farsi Team at the lotus feet of Mohanji Baba

Happy Guru Purnima Father

Guru Stotram with Farsi translation


Salutations are to that guru who showed me the abode, the one who is to be known, whose form is the entire universe and by whom all the movable and immovable are pervaded.

Salutations are to that guru who opened the eye of one blind due to the darkness (cover) of ignorance with a needle coated with the ointment of knowledge.

Salutations to that guru who is the Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer, who is the limitless one.

Salutations are to that guru who showed me the one to be known, who permeates whatever is movable, immovable, sentient, or insentient.

Salutations to that teacher who showed me (by teaching) the One to be known, who is but Awareness, and who is the pervader of all three worlds comprising the sentient and insentient.

Salutations are to that guru who is the Sun to the lotus of Vedanta and whose lotus feet are made radiant by the jewel of all Srutis (Upanishads).

Salutations are to that guru who is Awareness, changeless (beyond time), who is peace, beyond space, pure (free from likes and dislikes), and who is beyond the manifest and the unmanifest (Nada, Bindu, etc.).

Salutations are to that guru who is rooted in the knowledge that is power, adorned with the garland of Truth, and who is the bestower of the joy of liberation.

Salutations are to that guru who, by bestowing the knowledge of the self, burns up the bondage created by accumulated actions of innumerable births.

Salutations are to that guru; the perennial flow of wisdom from the one rooted in the vision of the sruti, dries up totally to the ocean of transmigration (samsara) and reveals the essence of all wealth (the freedom of want).

There is nothing superior to the knowledge of Truth, nothing higher than the Truth, and there is no purifying austerity better than the Truth; salutations to that guru.

Prostrations to that guru who is the Lord of the Universe, my Teacher, who is the Teacher of the Universe, who is the Self in me, and the Self in all Beings.

Salutations are to that guru who is the beginning and the beginningless, who is the highest Deity and to whom there is none superior.

O God of all gods, you alone are my mother, father, kinsman, friend, knowledge and wealth. You are everything to me.

United Kingdom

Mohanji UK family got together at the Quakers Hall, Rayners Lane, on the evening of 13th July to celebrate Guru Purnima together.

It was an exciting moment that the team came together again at the venue of our usual meditation center which had stopped over 2 years since Covid lockdown, and also meeting again just after the recent programs with Mohanji during his visit to the UK.

Many participants across the country who couldn’t join this physical gathering joined via Zoom online platform.

Everyone gathered and offered their respect to Guru through the Guru Paduka Puja amidst the chanting of Guru Paduka Stotram chant.

Then a series of devotion songs were sung by many devotees that filled in some emotional moments too, with a feeling of Mohanji’s presence.

Subhasree Thottungal, Mohanji Acharya, then spoke about the essence and significance of celebrating Guru Purnima and how this is in perfect synchronicity with Mohanji’s core teaching, “BE YOU”.

Chairman Vijay Ramanaidoo then spoke about the true meaning of connecting to Guru via selfless service, and he gave the example of the Act4Ukraine project. He also announced the new project of “ACT4SRILANKA” that the team has taken up, inspired by Mohanji.

Many devotees then shared their experiences of their journey with Mohanji, and their transformation.

Finally, everyone offered Aarati to Mohanji and then it was time to enjoy the home-cooked delicious vegan prasad that everyone had made and brought with so much love.

Devotion, music, motivation, emotion and scrumptious food – it was a complete platter of contentment and satisfaction for all.

An event celebrated well!


On this beautiful, sunny, auspicious day of Guru Purnima on a land surrounded by water which made it even more auspicious to include all 5 elements: Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Either, as an honouring to all the Masters we have conducted a sacred Homa fire ceremony.

Whoever was there was able to write down on a paper everything they would like to eliminate from their life and burn it in the fire, which helps reduce the karmic burden of this lifetime.

Kannaiah and Lennart from GKS Nederlands made it even more beautiful with chanting the sacred chants while the rest were meditating in silence.

Letting go of past heaviness and ready for a new fresh start in life the day ended with an amazing sunset and prasad made by the lovely ladies from Shri Lanka.

13 July, a beautiful, sunny, special day, the day of Guru Poornima we were on a country in Onderdijk, surrounded by water which made it even better to experience all the 5 elements Earth, Fire, Air, Water and Either. To honour all the Masters we held a sacred Homa fire ceremony.

Everyone who attended could write down on a piece of paper everything they would like to remove from their lives and burn it in the fire, which helps reduce the karmic burden of this life .

Kannaiah and Lennart of GKS Nederland made it even more beautiful by reciting the Sri Rudram while the rest meditated in silence.

Ended the day with a beautiful sunset and prasad made by the lovely ladies of Sri Lanka .

Denmark and Nepal

On Guru Purnima Mohanji Denmark, together with Mohanji Nepal, arranged annadan in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Nepal, through our ACT4Hunger volunteers in Nepal.

In Denmark, we have community charity dinners for the benefit of underprivileged people in Nepal on a bi-weekly basis. This is a wonderful way to socialize and introduce Mohanji platforms to more people.

But for the special day, people from across the world within the Mohanji family eagerly contributed because they understood that feeding the Sadhus and disabled people living in the Pashupatinath temple area on the auspicious day of Guru Purnima was an opportunity of a lifetime.

The team served 300 kilos of dry rations to the Sadhus and disabled people in Pashupatinath, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Each ration package contained 10 kgs of rice, dahl, tea, sugar and ginger.

“Serving sadhus and needy people with rations gave great satisfaction. Getting blessings on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima from Sadhus made my day! Thank you, Mohanji Family, for organising Annadaan and giving me chance to serve them and get blessings. I would love to be part of your other further programs. Thank you.” Said Volunteer Manoj.


This year we celebrated Guru Purnima in Split. Helena Bjelaković, Mohanji Acharya, held a program of Conscious Mantra Chanting and Conscious Dancing. At the beginning of the program, Ivana Surya, a student of the Himalayan School of Traditional Dance, held a short Kathak dance. For the first time in Croatia, participants from other cities (Zagreb, Rijeka, Pula, Nova Gradiška, Barcelona) took part in the program via Zoom. At the end of the program, we performed Arti and stayed to enjoy the wonderful energy that connected us.
ACT Croatia team visited farm animals sanctuary ‘Grgin konak’ and donated 39 kg of animal food. In Split, ACT Croatia volunteers cooked 40 vegan meals for homeless people. ACT volunteers in Pula visited a shelter for the homeless and donated 34 kg of fruits. (See ACT Foundation below)


On 13th July, full moon day, in a joyous atmosphere, full of love and comradeship, we marked Guru Purnima – Day dedicated to gratitude to all teachers. This year, we celebrated this day in Mohanji Centres in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

All attendees enjoyed the dance performance by the Himalayan School of Traditional Dance. This type of dance which represents a unity of dance movements with deeper meaning and carefully selected music led us through ancient India. There was also mantra chanting, experience sharing and transformations that people experienced with him.

In Belgrade, the celebration was enriched with the performance and songs by the Lotus band, and in Novi Sad, by Natalija Mejandzijev.

Everything was spiced up with delicious vegan snacks – how else could it be?


On this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Spanish website mohanji.org/es has been launched

Kindly share it with your Spanish-speaking friends.

South Africa

Shiri Sai Baba ashram in Nonoti, Stanger


Chanting was happening across India



ACT Foundation

Himalayan School of Traditional Dance

Vedic Kids

On the occasion of Guru Poornima, the two groups of Vedic Kids had programs as offerings to the Guru Parampara.

Early Birds Club

On this auspicious day of Guru Purnima, the Early Birds Club Balkans website klubranoranilaca.rs was launched.


Individual expressions of gratitude

By Giselle Mehta from India:

On Guru Poornima this year, I appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge the Guru’s presence in my life,  with a focus on the previous year.

My connection with the Guru has been an immense reassurance amidst the dangers and desolation of nights when I venture out to feed animals. I discern his handiwork in difficult acts of animal rescue and welfare activities that happen within my circle.

A desire of mine to attend a Mohanji program in Shirdi was fulfilled with the retreat in December 2021. It was an even bigger dream come true when Mohanji and family briefly stopped by at my home in Mangalore on the way back from their visit to the Kollur Mookambika temple. Mohanji and his lovely group spent some time on the beach adjoining my house. A week later, on New Year’s day 2022  there was an unusual natural phenomenon. My daughter and her friend had got into the water when they were suddenly surrounded by schools of fish and a pod of dancing dolphins. There have been no dolphin sightings that have been reported in this stretch of waters. I would term it the “Mohanji effect”- a gift of cosmic connection to a family of animal lovers from a spiritual figure who stands out in rare empathy for all beings. Awed…

In December, I commenced Bharatanatyam classes with HSTD. I was apprehensive about this bold leap having sustained fractures in both my ankles in the recent past. The fracture in my left ankle had not fully healed and I walked with a limp. My initial classes were with elastic bandages on; I  feared  the vigorous stamping and leg movements might hamper healing and aggravate injury. But my determination to avail the learning opportunity was strong and I surrendered to the Guru to get me through the challenges of each class. After a few classes, I shed the bandages and forgot about my injuries. My limp is a thing of the past, and I feel I now walk with a spring in my step. I  look forward to my weekly tryst with classical dance mentored by my lovely teachers and the subtle presence of the Guru.

The Empowerment programs I attended online propelled me into an active mode in some pending  areas of personal passion. The journey to discover and value one’s personhood  is indeed a precious  and practical takeaway. Love and Gratitude for each day’s growth in  consciousness…

By Farshad from USA

By Ruchika Gandhi from India:

When I try to look for words, I find only stillness and deep joy within.
When I try to think how best to express my feelings, I only find to serve all beings and witness their smiles.
And then I find You are in me and everyone around me.
When I think of you, I think of me
When I think of me, I think of you.
When this you and me is dissolved, the ocean of unfathomable love is born.
When I seek outside, you tell me to seek within. And then when I seek within, I lose everything.

Gratitude father for everything. Words may not be able to describe the grace and blessings you have showered on me and my family. Thank you for receiving me, loving me, guiding me and showing me the path of light within and without. Love you deva. Pranams at thy lotus feet.

By Sandra Sankar from South Africa:

I feel you everywhere beloved Parabrahma swaroopa Mohanji… in this restless world and in the very tapestry of nature. I am you. You are ME. So, I’ve learned to BE myself. I am the dust beneath your lotus feet and in all dimensions. I am learning to love myself and become the epitome of unconditional love like you. Let there be peace and freedom in this world with your grace and may we all attain our highest potential as KIND humans. Love love love you back mere pyaare Baba.

By Elham from USA

Mohanji Baba, I’m eternally grateful for your existence on this earth in this period of time. I don’t know how my life could be without you in my life. I cherish each one of many blessings that you shower on me in every moment. There’s no word to describe your greatness, kindness, compassion and love. You are unlimited ocean of love that everyone can get filled as much as they take and still you stay unaffected, such generosity. Always stay at your lotus feet.

By Nikolina Kasovic from Spain:

Beloved Guru, gratitude to all what you are giving is behond this world, love that you are sharing greatly, cannot be described with words! I love you and will continue to walk with you! Jai Mohanji!Beloved Guru, gratitude to all what you are giving is behond this world, love that you are sharing greatly, cannot be described with words! I love you and will continue to walk with you! Jai Mohanji!

Tashmin Ramesseur from South Africa:

Pranaams and humble prostration at your Lotus feet ShriGuruji.  I bow down at the Lotus feet of ShriGuruji on this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima to express my Gratitude for always being with me and for all that you do for my family and I and most importantly for Empowering us
in all ways.  Love, Light, Healing and Blessings.  Wishing you a very Happy Guru Purnima. 

By Kamla Pillay from South Africa:

By Hamid from Iran

I am shifting.

All my soul is ready to dissolve in your consciousness.

Please hold my hand.
Please Fill me with your consciousness.
Please guide me.
Please accept me.
Please grace me.

You sitting in my heart center.
You are singing.

Every bit of my soul and being loves you.


Jai Mohanji

By Palak Mehta from India:

I don’t remember the day I was born, but I remember the day I found out why thanks to Mohanji! And it made my life complete.
Blessed are those who meet a true Master to guide them to find themselves.
It takes lifetimes to even recognise a true Master. He found me, and rescued me from my aimless, destructive self and guided me to light. I’m so grateful to have met Him in this life!

By Swami Bhaktananda from South Africa:

I asked myself how do I thank the person who has changed everything in my life. How do I thank the person that saved me from my own mind? How do I thank the person that saved me from so much pain, that I did not even know was there?

And I don’t really know. I don’t know how to say thank you for saving me when had no self-value. I don’t know how to say thank you to the person that held me together when my parents died. I do not know how to say thank you to the person who stood by me when I was alone.

All I can say now is I love you. All I can say is Happy Guru Poornima. All I can do is prostrate to you feet with all my heart.

By Smriti Mathur from Australia

By Ulla Bernholdt from Denmark:

Mohanji the Ultimate Sacrifice

How can I speak of the stature of my Guru?
I never knew him.
The most ordinary of men but still not a man.
I can only speak about my experience.

Mohanji, when I first met you, in an instant, you gave me everything I could ever think of.
Still, you keep giving and only giving. Never asking for anything in return.

No desire of mine is too big, too small or too silly.
To you, it’s all the same.
You sacrificed your own life so that I can have a life of fulfilment and transformation, ensuring I don’t need to return.

You are there for me through time and space.
Even in my dreams, you are there, always serving me.
When not possible in the daytime you allow me to be with you in my sleep.

My biggest desire is to serve you
But how is that possible?
You never needed anything from me.

Please let me serve you through thousands of mouths of those in need.
May I only see your face and your feet in everyone I meet.

Father, I bow at your holy feet on this Guru Purnima and every day.

My deepest respect and Love,

By Jyothi Bahl from India:

Amidst deep gratitude to our Guru Mohanji, the devotees rejoiced with love and happiness. On the occasion of Guru Poornima Miraculously, mid-way during the Bhajans, water (jal) manifested on Mohanji’s photograph as a blessing and acceptance of prayers. The devotees sang with astonishment, gratitude and increased devotion.

By Nirupma Chowdhary and Natesh Ramsell

An updated version of Nirupma’s song with a couple additional verses and words honoring Mohanji. Text by Nirupma Chowdhary and music by Natesh Ramsell.

The Journey of the Ring: From Baba’s Boy to Baba’s Son

Written by Biljana Vozarevic and Dirk van de Wijngaard

Biljana V.

Biljana and Mohanji

This year’s Guru Purnima (13th July 2022), a group of close and dedicated volunteers from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia and the Netherlands, gathered at the Mohanji Centre in Novi Sad to be in Mohanji’s presence. I also had the great privilege to celebrate this auspicious and joyous occasion with our beautiful Mohanji family. During the function, we gave Mohanji flowers, fruits and other offerings to express gratitude for his divine presence in our lives.

We also bowed down and touched his feet to physically demonstrate our surrender with deep love to his all-encompassing consciousness. I realised the deeper meaning of touching a Master’s feet. It denotes our surrender to rid of ownership, release our burdens and set an intention for our vision and ultimate life purpose. Thus, we can stay focused on achieving and expressing our highest while keeping our egos under control. It does not matter whether we bow down physically in Mohanji’s presence, in front of Mohanji’s image or even mentally. Can it be any simpler?

Touching and kissing the lotus feet of Mohanji, my Guru, Guardian, Guide and Goal, is the greatest gift I can get in all my past, present, and future lives. May He always permit me to be the servant of His servants, nothing more, nothing less.” – Dirk

When we gave our offerings to one of his assistants, he accepted it with a smile and gratitude, yet detached and disinterested. He blessed the offerings and later had them distributed among the assembled people. The pure intention of gratitude, respect and love in our hearts mattered more than our offerings. Sincerity and receptivity were the most precious gifts we offered from hearts melting in gratitude. In return, we received something precious beyond lifetimes, taking us to liberation and complete dissolution. I felt his occasional subtle smiles reveal his inner joy at the transformation he effected as he worked on us.

I realised that he cared not whether we gave him a million dollars or just a flower. From my Consciousness Kriya initiation as a fresher to the many times I volunteered as a photographer at various programs during my decade-plus association with him, Mohanji always behaved the same way. The growth of the mission has not changed him in any way. He always showed the same detachment and dispassion to avoid contamination by name, fame, adulation, wealth, and other Maya’s (the grand illusion) traps.

As Sai Baba has said (from the book ‘Sai Satcharita’- Chapter 13), “Though I have become a Fakir, have no house or wife, and though leaving off all cares, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases Me often. Though I forgot Myself, I cannot forget Her. She always envelops Me. This Maya (illusive power) of the Lord (Shri Hari) teases God Brahma and others; then what to speak of a poor Fakir like Me? Those who take refuge in the Lord will be freed from Her clutches with his grace”.

When one is highly active in adding value to the world and increasing humankind’s awareness to being kind humans, one has to contend with opposing forces who aim to keep all beings in suffering and illusion. They even try to corrupt or contaminate Masters, trying to do good in the world, and, if that does not work, destroy them. The Masters of the Tradition know that and support Mohanji’s mission because it is the need of this time – to raise Earth’s vibration and re-establish dharma. Mohanji does this on a wide scale through various platforms that support the many varied and unique expressions of 7.5 billion people on the planet. He reminds people of their full potential and urges them to be themselves. 

One of the function attendees was Dirk van de Wijngaard from the Netherlands. He had lived with Sathya Sai Baba and is now Mohanji’s staunch devotee who is in deep loving communion with Mohanji all the time. Dirk says, “Sai Baba and Mohanji are one and the same. Mohanji is my all-in-one Guru (spiritual Master). If I pray to Krishna, Mohanji will appear as Krishna; if I pray to Radha, Mohanji appears as Radha, and so on. In my meditation, I can see everyone in Him! Mohanji is not his body, just as Krishna, Rama, Jesus etc., were not limited to their respective forms. Mohanji only uses his body so that you can experience His light, presence, guidance, and divine love. Mohanji can also come to love or test your devotion in any form – a bird, cat, dog, crazy man, beggar, weird person, etc. When you become a serious full-time devotee, you will always feel Mohanji’s presence and will never be alone anymore!”

Guru Poornima at the Mohanji Centre, Novi Sad

During the function, Dirk related his extraordinary experiences with Sathya Sai Baba and Mohanji. Before leaving, Mohanji asked us to continue our experience sharing. Then Dirk told us more stories. I could feel how Mohanji was working through him. His rhythm, tone, cadence and messages were similar to Mohanji. Dirk illustrated his learnings with examples from his life. Surprisingly, Dirk had never listened to Mohanji before Mohanji’s program in the Netherlands the previous month. A few of Dirk’s messages follow.

The following message from Mohanji has been the guiding principle in my life, “Turn pain into purpose. All successful people who have excelled in something had some pain in life.”

Do not be arrogant, self-important, or egoistic; else, life will pull you down. Be humble always. He related the following story to elucidate the point better. A lorry driver, proud of his earnings of fifteen thousand rupees, looked down upon rickshaw drivers who earned barely fifty rupees. This went on for a while. Once while driving, he was laughing at the rickshaw drivers when a bee entered his mouth and stung him. The piercing pain shocked him, and he lost control over the lorry. The lorry turned over, and it was severely damaged. When he filed damage claims with the insurance company, the officer inquired, “How did the accident happen?”. He responded, “A bee entered my mouth and stung me.” The officer replied, “Your insurance does not cover this.” He ended up paying his entire salary for the damages. That is how life orchestrates events to humiliate arrogant or conceited people.

Be Humble

In many cases, we don’t know what we need, what is good for us or our eligibility. Hence, we ask for the wrong things or get much less than we can receive. Masters give us what we need, not what we desire. They always give us more than what we deserve and our eligibility. Hence, it is best to leave it to the Master to decide what is best for us. Mohanji always emphasises the need to be focused in our approach. He says, “When you knock on one door countless times, you are a seeker. When you knock on many doors, you are a beggar. Follow One Master – One Path – One System – One Goal.”

A baby cries when hungry, thirsty, tired, or demanding attention. Who attends to it? Usually, the mother or father. If the baby is alone, other people would say, “Oh, no, someone’s baby is crying.” Similarly, who responds when you pray while sad, desperate, or eager for divine presence? Your Master! Because your Master connects to you through the love in your heart. Remember that when you pray to all Masters, nobody is responsible, and hence, none may come to help. If you pray to one Master, they come to help you, just like parents do for their aggrieved baby.

Your deep connection to one Master ensures grace from all Masters since they are one consciousness. Any Master suitable to provide the necessary help may show up. It is similar to your parent’s close family and friends being available to help you because they love your parent and, consequently, their child – you. Were it not for the parents, their close friends and family have no connection to you.

An Answer to my Longing

In striving to be one with Mohanji, a wish had crept in and kept growing. I was longing for regular communication with him and working under his direct guidance, as I did ten to twelve years ago. I already have responsibilities in his mission to lead or work as a member of several global teams. By connecting with Mohanji, I can see what is needed and attend to it or start new initiatives. But this desire was torturing me. I often wondered how to get closer to the fire (Mohanji). Instead of longing for a merger, the Maya-induced separation, slithering like a snake, entered my mind. I didn’t tell anyone about it, nor was I consciously aware of it much.

Translating Dirk’s talk filled me with profound wonder and awe. He told us about his sudden unplanned trip to Novi Sad. He wanted to spend Guru Purnima (13th July) sitting in a corner in silence in Mohanji’s blissful presence. On 9th July 2022, around 3.30 a.m., when Dirk was in deep meditation, Mohanji telepathically told him, “Dirk, I want you to be with me on Guru Purnima. ” Dirk asked, “For silent meditation, Mohanji?” Mohanji replied, “Yes.”

Dirk wondered how to arrange finances to buy flight tickets from the Netherlands to Belgrade and accommodation in Novi Sad. A friend offered to pay for the tickets, and the Mohanji community arranged for his stay. With all obstacles removed, Dirk came to Serbia on 12th July for the first time in his life. Yet, he felt that he had been there in previous lives. In the early morning, as usual, Dirk got up at 2.30 a.m., took a bath, recited his prayers and mantras, and made a beautiful flower garland for Mohanji for Guru Purnima. Later, Mohanji, his staff and Dirk travelled by train to Belgrade and arrived there early in the morning.

Dirk had planned to be in complete silence the whole day! But funnily enough, Mohanji invited him to talk about his experiences at all the sessions. Man proposes, God disposes. Dirk spoke several times in different cities. He held the audience spellbound as they listened to him in rapt attention. People were eager to hear about his experience with Sathya Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Baba, and Mohanji. Masters orchestrate events based on dharmic purpose, i.e. the cosmic order, not personal desires. 

Mohanji told us about Shirdi Sai Baba’s appearance in different forms after the prana pratishtha (ritual to infuse an idol with the deity’s energy) of his idol in the Mohanji Centre of Benevolence in South Africa. The first time he came as a beggar who spoke perfect English, sat down but asked nothing. Mohanji directed one of the team members to donate clothes and a blanket to him. Later, when Mohanji was having a meal, he heard a voice, “You are eating inside, while I am hungry outside.” He looked outside and saw a dog. Realising it to be Shirdi Sai Baba in a dog’s form, Mohanji asked someone to feed the dog well. Thus, he impressed upon the audience to serve all beings with equal love and respect since deities and Masters can appear in any form.

After Dirk had related his experiences with Sathya Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Baba and Mohanji, Mohanji turned to me and said, “See! We don’t talk via WhatsApp or any other way. It is all telepathic communication.” Thus, he addressed my longing. I realised that I should strive to communicate with him within- through meditation, Kriya or just deep silence. It was a wake-up call. A huge relief as I understood that Mohanji is always with me. There is no need to see or communicate with him. Of one heart, we communicate internally, and the message clarity will improve with time as I tune in more and more. This ‘innernet’ communication is not bound by time, space, or even the body. I am grateful for that forever.

In this regard, Dirk sounded out a warning, “Please remember- ABC: Always Be Careful. Many mentally sick or selfish, egoistic people may say, “Mohanji speaks through me”. They tell you nice stories or what you may want to hear, offer Shaktipat or promise enlightenment. Some may even ask for money in return. Never believe them. Stay single-pointedly focused on Mohanji, who only wants your love through duty, discipline and sincere devotion. You can achieve the highest through sincere and honest prayers and selfless service to the poor, helpless, needy, animals, flowers, trees, birds and fishes. Just thinking of Mohanji can make your heart warm and the tears flow. Be assured that Mohanji is always with you and gives the darshan in the ashram of your heart.”

He continues, “Mohanji is all Gurus, all deities, all beings – Dattatreya, Krishna, Rama, Sarada Devi, Radha, Parvati, etc. Mohanji’s divine love is always available to those who need pure divine guidance. If you love him, you need nothing else. Only as full-timers can you experience his stature and purity. Your connection and dedication make Him responsible for you. He is helpless before those who surrender completely to him. He has been watching over us over many lifetimes and has come here only to take us back to our real home. Surrender 100% and live his teachings – you will never be alone anymore. I have spoken about my life story (given below) to inspire everyone to become full-timers and unconditionally connect to Mohanji’s lotus feet. Never question where He takes you because if you become a full-time devotee, you are already home! There is no need to go anywhere else.”

In addition to Dirk’s comments, I would close with this word of caution mentioned by Mohanji in his book, ‘The Silence of Shiva’

“Let me make one thing clear. This body, existing today, is called Mohanji, and it will remain so till my last breath. People may confer titles before or after this name, but the name stays the same. This body is not Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Sai Baba, or Jesus. These are names of bodies (of certain people) of the past. Their consciousness is certainly One, eternal and eternally available. Hence, one can connect to them effortlessly. One may see the reflection of their object of connection in me. That does not make me that object. There could be resemblances and character similarities, but one is certainly not the other. A son may resemble the father, but he is not his father. Do not be affected by or connected to me while imagining or thinking of this as someone else’s body. That will lead to disillusionment and disappointment. Do not be disillusioned.”

Dirk van de Wijngaard

Dirk and Mohanji

At just eight years, I lost my mother. She was raped and murdered. Sorrow and grief rent my heart, tearing me apart and accumulating immense pain and heaviness. My drunkard father always scorned me. At twenty-nine, my wife eloped with my ‘best’ friend. After she left, I was no longer interested in life and people and started drinking heavily – two bottles of whisky/cognac and twelve litres of beer daily!

On 25th June 1989, I had a clear dream where a man with a full Afro hairstyle, a mole on his cheek, wearing an orange-coloured lady’s night dress, was sitting on a huge lotus flower.  In a loving motherly voice, he told me, “Now the time has come to tell you about the Love of Life and the Life of Love, come to Me, and I will give you a mission.” I thought I was going mad.

The next day I went to see my doctor regarding my liver issues. I told him about the previous night’s dream of this ‘Turkish’ man with an Afro and asked if I had gone crazy. The doctor replied, “No, you are not going mad. You have a serious liver problem. You are hardly eating food and are coughing blood. Unfortunately, you barely have six to nine months to live!” Then he asked me to wait a moment and went inside to get something. He returned with a book titled ‘Sai Baba Avatar’ and asked if the man on its cover was the one I saw in my dream.

Cover of the book ‘Sai Baba Avatar’

I exclaimed,” Yes, that’s him – the Turkish man with the Afro hairstyle.” The doctor said, “He is Indian, not Turkish. His name is Sathya Sai Baba- an Avatar who lives in India at Puttaparthi.” Puttaparthi conveys the meaning: put apart ‘I’. (No ‘me’ or ‘mine’. No ownership.) The doctor continued, “I cannot save you from death. You have nothing to lose anymore. Please go there.” With help, I arranged for tickets for my maiden flight experience to visit India for the first time in my life, accompanied by the only trusted friends of a thirty-three-year-old alcoholic – two bottles of whisky and twenty-four half-litre bottles of beer.

I went to Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram in Puttaparthi. Being an alcoholic, no one paid me any attention. When I went for darshan for the first time, seva dals came to me and informed me that Sai Baba had invited me for an interview. I thanked them and said, “I am neither religious nor pure or devoted like the others. I can never be with such holy people. Also, I am a dying alcoholic. Please take someone else!” But, Sathya Sai Baba’s commands were words-of-law. Not giving up, the seva dals helped me to my feet and brought me gently to the interview room in Sathya Sai Baba’s presence.

He asked me, “How are you?” I said, “Good.” Baba said, “No, no, no,” and he tapped me on the chest thrice and saying, “Swami knows, mother pain, mother pain, mother pain.” I burst into tears, and they flowed abundantly like a waterfall. Sathya Sai Baba knew everything about me, including the agonising, traumatic wound from childhood. He materialised vibhuthi and told me to eat all of it.

After the interview, I was taken to the hospital. I soon became violently sick and had a high fever. Three holes appeared on my left foot, with puss slowly and constantly oozing out. This lasted for seven days.  The doctor who came to see me looked at the flowing pus and asked, “May I ask you a question?” Sick and ailing, I responded in a weak whispering voice, “Of course.” He asked, “Did you drink a lot of alcohol?” I affirmed. The doctor assured me, “Sathya Sai Baba is completely cleaning your liver!”

I am still with Sathya Sai Baba. He came now in the form of Mohanji. Mohanji has no form and contains all forms of all Gods. His real ashram is in the hearts of His children who live His teachings with pure and sincere selfless devotion.” – Dirk

I soon recovered fully, feeling like a newborn. When I later went for darshan, I was called for an interview with Sathya Sai Baba again. I thanked Him for His help and asked, “How can I honour God?” Sathya Sai Baba laughed and said, “God does not need any honouring. Selfless service to the poor, helpless and needy is the only way to serve and please God.”

I met some people and built my first orphanage in Kengeri, India. Later, I asked the Sathya Sai Baba community in the Netherlands to help His efforts to render selfless service to the poor, helpless and needy. My efforts did not meet much success. Hence, I made good on my promise to Sathya Sai Baba by starting my charity organisation and spoke on several forums, platforms and places about selfless service to the poor, helpless and needy. We built orphanages, old-age shelters, hospitals, job training centres, schools offering free education to ‘harijans’ (literally God’s people – referring to the oppressed lower castes), etc.

Initially, all the donations were used for charity work in India and later also in Nepal. In a few years, we adopted twenty-six villages in India and fourteen villages in Nepal. I attribute all this to Sathya Sai Baba’s grace and people’s belief in me. Subsequently, when I went for Sathya Sai Baba’s darshan, I was again granted an interview. Five other influential ladies, possibly from the government, were in the interview room. As was my usual practice, I kissed His Lotus Feet nine times and sat by His feet.

When one of the ladies came forward, Sathya Sai Baba said, “Don’t touch!” She protested, “But Swami, this boy is kissing Your feet so many times?” He replied very politely, “Yes, he does the same in Holland at least twice daily!” The omniscient Master knew I kissed a photo of His Holy feet nine times, at least twice daily. I have also experienced the same omniscience with Mohanji.

Sathya Sai Baba told me He was pleased with my sincere devotion and hard work for the poor and needy. He then materialised a gold ring with four huge diamonds and put it on the ring finger of my right hand. When I left the interview room, I met a diamond grader from America who exclaimed, “Wow, these four diamonds are of perfect quality. Their value is at least two hundred thousand dollars; you are fortunate!”

On hearing this, I ran to my room, slammed the door and spoke to Baba’s picture, crying profusely, “Why did you give me this ring? I don’t want gold or diamonds. You, my mother and father, are seated in my heart. I only want your love, nothing more, nothing less. I thought you were real, but you are fake! All I believed in was fake! Tomorrow, I will return this ring. If you refuse to accept it, I’ll commit suicide!” I cried the whole night.

The following morning I went for my ‘last’ darshan. When Sathya Sai Baba walked through the audience, he gazed silently at my teary eyes and gestured to let me come for an interview. In those days, the audience would be two to three hundred thousand. Some had visited Sathya Sai Baba every year for 20 years and yet not had an opportunity to touch His feet or get an interview! I have a sincere request to all Mohanji’s followers. Please realise that you have a once-in-a-eternity chance right now. You don’t realise how lucky you are. Sathya Sai Baba is now Mohanji! Shirdi Sai Baba is now Mohanji! Krishna is now Mohanji! There will be hundreds and thousands of people who can attest to Mohanji’s omnipresence and omniscience.

The same five ladies were in the interview room with Sathya Sai Baba. Immediately, I returned the ring to Swami, kissed His feet nine times, and then started to massage Sathya Sai Baba’s feet. After getting rid of the ring, I felt I could fly- so happy, relieved, and free.

Swami then threw the ring among the five ladies. As they scrambled to get their hands on it, Sathya Sai Baba silent spoke to me telepathically. “My boy, I very well know why you came here. You always come just for Me. Those ladies are more interested in miracles or presents and treat me like Santa Claus!  They have come to improve their career, name, and fame. I act like a shopkeeper and ask them, ‘What do you want?’ I give people what they want. If you ask for coffee, I give you coffee. If you ask for me, I give you myself.” Swami’s loving motherly face turned into a fierce, stern countenance as He thundered, “Return that ring!” The ladies immediately returned it to Him.

Sathya Sai Baba said, “Last night, my boy cried the whole night because I gave him gold and diamonds when all he wanted was Me. He decided that I was fake and refused to perform his usual practice of touching my feet and kissing them nine times.” He thankfully skipped mentioning my suicide threat. Thus, Sathya Sai Baba demonstrated His omnipresence. Mohanji does this often as well. However, many people miss the hints, even when they sit right before Him! 

Sathya Sai Baba then touched the ring to His third eye and thrice blew gently on it. The four diamonds were transformed into nine precious stones. He slid the ring on Dirk’s right finger. It was twice as big. Sai Baba said to the ladies, “Oh! This ring is too big.” He gently tapped the ring, which immediately shrank to the perfect size. I tried to take it off, but Swami stopped me and firmly said,” This is for my boy’s protection.” 

I looked at Sathya Sai Baba’s loving gift from a different perspective, “Through love for God, be the brightness that you are – complete, realised and fulfilled.” It is not eight plus one or seven plus two, but nine – fullness, total oneness, completion. With this insight, it made perfect sense. I melted and humbly and lovingly accepted the ring with gratitude. However, I was unsure why I needed protection. 

The protection ring

The ring was called Navaratna (nine ratnas or gems). Nine is a holy number signifying completion. The ring had eight hearts around the ring’s periphery, with a star in the middle that touches each heart. Each heart had a gem connected to a planet, the Sun or the moon. The gem positioned in the centre star was related to the Sun since it is the centre of the solar system. One of the gems was connected to the moon to align the mind and emotions. The single-pointed concentration of the mind devoid of emotions is essential for enlightenment. This is the symbolic meaning of the moon on Shiva’s head, secured by his matted locks. The rest of the gems were connected to other major planetary bodies- Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars, etc. The gems are particularly suitable for prayer during the full moon.

The same night, I heard the loud cries of young girls in my meditation. In the morning, I met a professor from Nepal and mentioned the strange crying. The professor asked, “Have you never heard of trafficking?” I said, “No”. He explained how children as young as five were kidnapped from poor villages in Nepal, drugged, taken thousands of kilometres away from their homes, and sold for three to four hundred euros in the brothels of Delhi and Mumbai. I immediately understood my purpose, which required protection.

I travelled to Mumbai and Delhi and started two rescue centres, ‘Rescue Foundation’ in Mumbai and ‘STOP’ in Delhi, with professor Roma Debabratta and then set up rescue teams at these locations. I acted as a tourist paedophile, befriended the brothel keepers and rescued the children with the help of my team. Every rescued child who returned home to her mother made me intensely happy as I felt as if I were returning to my mother. The operation was dangerous and life-threatening. My Indian (brother) friend was indeed killed. The underworld had put a bounty of a hundred thousand US dollars to have me dead. Many a time, I felt the ring’s powerful protection. We have rescued around four thousand children and put hundreds of pimps and traffickers behind bars with sentences of fifteen to twenty years. In twenty-five years, the organisations have become self-sustaining and receive worldwide sponsorship that provides the funds required for this noble initiative.

This is Rama, the first girl I rescued from the Delhi brothels. She was only 12 years old and raped by 20 ‘customers’ daily. After the rescue, she underwent many operations and also HIV treatments. She later worked in our rescue team for ten years. Dedicated to her duty with discipline and devotion, she helped hundreds of victims. She passed away two years ago. I feel she is still with me as my Guardian Angel and always helps me be a good servant for God’s children like herself.” – Dirk

With growth came recognition, name and fame. I became famous and even appeared on television. Once, I heard Sathya Sai Baba’s voice in my meditation, “No name! No fame! Be a star, not a film star!” The next day, I quit the organisations I had run for twenty-five years. 

On 5th June 2022, just when Mohanji visited the Netherlands, Sathya Sai Baba and Shirdi Sai Baba appeared in my dream early in the morning. They said, “Hey, boy, get up and give the protection ring to our son.” Being unsure, I clarified, “To Mohanji, Swami? Sathya Sai Baba gave an exasperated look to Shirdi Sai Baba and asked, “Are we talking to an idiot?” Turning to me, he said, “Yes, of course, Mohanji. Who else?” I knew it was not just a dream but a real communion. I asked Devi (Mohanji’s wife) for a private, confidential meeting alone with Mohanji and Devi.

In the meeting, I explained the command from Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba and handed the ring to Mohanji. Mohanji simply said, “Ok,” and accepted the ring. With Sathya Sai Baba’s direction, ‘No name, no fame’, I swore my daughter Parvati to secrecy about the handover of the ring. With Mohanji’s advent into our lives, I have also ‘handed’ over my daughter, Parvati, back to her real father, Mohanji!

I always beg ‘my’ daughter Parvati, ‘Please never, ever, be a part-time follower’, because when you become a full-time follower, Mohanji has to be with you full-time and give permanent darshan in the ashram of your heart.

A few days later, Parvati travelled to Montenegro for a retreat with Mohanji. When people enquired about the ring, Mohanji answered, “Oh! Dirk gave it to me. Ask Parvati.” So much for secrecy! No secrets with our divine beloved, Mohanji. He is always transparent as he lives his teachings and showcases his example with his life, just like Jesus did. I pray that we understand the real Mohanji and not wait until He announces, “My Father and I are one.” I humbly beg everyone, “Please become full-timers, not part-timers,” Jesus had only twelve disciples, Buddha five.

I long for nothing else in this world but to remember, live and practise Mohanji’s teachings. I cry daily, knowing and feeling Mohanji’s infinite unconditional love for me. I would gladly refuse a million paradises just to be with Him. I never ever want to be alone anymore. Mohanji is my world, universe and all that I have been longing for all my lives. Helping hands are better than praying lips! I offer my body, mind and soul to be a willing instrument for whatever Mohanji wants to do through me.

Jesus has returned in the form of Mohanji and is asking you to join Him. I implore all to surrender your ‘crazy-horse’ mind that keeps you bound through temporary pleasures to a fake life full of pain. You can walk with Him full time if you attune your heart to Him and practise his teachings. It is as simple as ABC – Always BConnected. Hold Mohanji’s divine hand and never let go. Swami Mohanji is a Universal Atomic Bomb of Divine Love. We all should work hard to put his teachings into practice and please Him with our selfless service. Our faithful, sincere, pure, single-pointed devotion and unconditional love activate this bomb to explode in the whole Universe, thus allowing all beings to feel His divine love. I wish to split into 7.5 billion atoms and inject each living creature with the pure divine love of my all, who has now come as Mohanji.

My humble pranaams at the Lotus Feet of Mohanji, my Guru, Guardian, Guide and Goal. May He bless me with an uninterrupted flow of divine love towards His Lotus Feet and make me the lowest and humblest of His servants. I want nothing more, nothing less.

Jai Sai Mohanji!

Dirk, “Servant of his servants, nothing more, nothing less.”


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 24th July 2022


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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 143 & 144

Christopher Greenwood

Day 143 – Don’t try to tackle situations; tackle yourself

Life has brought many situations to me; these have been placed in intense, quick successions over the past year. All the events that I was destined to work through have been placed in quick order, so the people that I meet, the work that I’m involved in, and the places that I go; all give the right conditions for my fears and insecurities and other junk to surface. 

It’s like being squeezed out intensely. I’ve shared before that this feels like a constant shedding. Once a situation happens, and I go through something unpleasant, whether it’s feelings or mental agitation or something like this, once it’s passed, there’s a relief. But soon after, there’s something different to work through, which can be pretty challenging.

Mohanji and I have spoken about this before; he shared that we don’t know what is stored inside us. There’ll be lifetimes of patterns and impressions, and on this path, they all have to come out. I feel that many situations I encounter now are opportunities to work through. As situations have presented themselves, I know from understanding Mohanji’s teachings that they’re happening for a reason. There was a call somewhere, I may not be aware of it, but it’s happening because of something.

All I can do then is be with that, rather than trying to wrestle with the external situation, which I don’t have any control over, especially if it’s happening. The only thing I can do then is to focus on myself; how I can tackle myself and handle myself because that’s the only place that I have control over – my inner world.

Taking a cue from Mohanji’s teaching, I focus on myself and what’s happening internally rather than the situation itself. I’ve realized that I don’t have to react, speak or get involved every time and that before, I’d do this out of habit. Especially if someone said something terrible or criticized, I’d react almost immediately. I’ve learned we don’t have to. I can let the situation pass without much interference. We can watch, see the situation, be calm and see that there’s no need to interfere. Like that, it’s possible to move past things with simplicity.

For example, yesterday, this happened to me: Someone had said something very pointed towards me, but indirectly. Usually, I would have been pleased to reply in a certain way, but I kept silent this time. It passed; I was not bothered, disturbed or put out by it. It went by without any problem whatsoever. It could have been quite different if I had approached it, as I would have done maybe a few years ago.

This was the message for today – Don’t try to tackle the situations; tackle yourself.

Have a great day.

Day 144 – Nature supports those with conviction

A few days ago, I shared the lesson about believing in our actions. When we believe in an activity, there is much more momentum and clarity, bringing motivation to the work. Everything becomes much more straightforward, and even if obstacles occur, such as the opinions of others or unexpected diversions, this belief keeps the momentum.

Mohanji has also shared before that when you approach an activity with a pure intention and a strong conviction, nature comes to support you, and nature helps you. He said nature loves people who have conviction. Looking back on his words, he said that most people don’t have conviction in actions, which means the action becomes so weak that we don’t get the required result.

To be successful, express yourself in the world and become the world for people, you have to invest yourself with conviction. “And then”, he said, “All the required resources will come”. I can see this very clearly from his activities, all the platforms and the work we’re doing. Many people are now coming forward to support with resources, time, skill, and land; whatever it is, it’s all coming together for this single focus and his conviction. 

I’m now learning this myself and practising it. The Humane Airports Campaign is an example of this, where we have a clear, purposeful and pure intention to bring change to a system so that regardless of where people are from, their colour, or their nationality, people are treated with respect. There’s a conviction to move this forward. It’s amazing how people have come together; they’ve come forward to show their support, and we’ve moved a lot in the past weeks. We were able to get the website up and running in a very quick time. At least in the first version, social media channels and other conversations are progressing. We’re focusing now on what will be happening this coming week. 

It’s an excellent example for me and learning of having that conviction and what comes from it.

I hope you have a good day ahead.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 17th July 2022


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My surrendered destiny

By Dr Harpreet Wasir, India

6th April 2014, 9.05 pm, New Delhi, India 

This time and day changed everything. Mohanji came to me as my time had come. What was conceived with just a look and the Shaktipat matured into faith and surrender with complete conviction and consistency!

From then on, nothing mattered in my life as the plugging was done from my side. He had taken over my steering wheel. All I had to do was complete my karma as a doctor and my dharma as a family and social individual with complete focus on only one thing – Mohanji! He knows the best for me. I leave the rest to his will with complete ACCEPTANCE of all results and outcomes. 

The path was never a smooth one. I still go through the most challenging situations in my life, which often not only test but also get me on my knees. However, it gives me the divine strength and direction in thoughts and actions to deal with them.

What changed then?

It was the mere presence of my Guru, guide, teacher, and companion who had taken the responsibility to mould me with my complete acceptance by surrendering to him as my Master.

Days, months and years passed by. The past taught me to deal with the present and to walk into the future with complete faith. I was never alone ever. The external seemed to diminish with a new internal birth – deep within. External sounds though heard loud and clear, started getting me more into inner silence.

The situations around started changing into stillness; the birth of a state of silence, thoughtlessness and cessation of breath seemed possible. The depth of connection between the giver and the receiver was maturing as more complex situations, often multiple at one go gave pain but never any suffering as if he had covered this body and soul of mine with this impenetrable armour, his SHIVAKAVACHAM.

With this, he started teaching me the process of awareness by first making me slowly understand his actions and later accept all events and eventualities without taking responsibility for anything. Life seemed manageable to live with peace and love.

Expectations started to bury themselves over time, and freedom began to grow as another shoot from this tree called LIFE.

Nothing outside ever changed, nor will change. The change was happening inside. The inner genetics was changing to craft a carrier for his Master. 

The difference was that now my work was least about myself, but for all those patients he got me to and those he sent me to. People, not only as patients but from all walks of life, took so much of the MASTER who dwelt in me as he stationed himself in me, driving me to one and all who needed care with love – only with my Guru’s grace.

I submitted my driving handle of whatever life was destined for me in his hands with total faith and surrender, with all my patients, as my Guru knows what’s best and when it’s the best.

Between the two extreme ends of birth and death, I was totally bound by experiences to understand with the full awareness that this is my human birth to unload as much as possible with his grace which was now a real possibility. His seeds of EMPOWERMENT started maturing to understand the insignificance of position, possessions and relationships.

A new life of giving, serving and loving blossomed into a tree. Many began perching on it to receive what my Guru gave to all who came to him, using me as his instrument. The tree’s root was my availability for my Guru to work on me at all times with complete surrender.

He always managed the show, but he taught me the awareness of witnessing the show sometimes as an actor myself and many times as a spectator. I cease to exist. What exists is only him. In return, he teaches total freedom, unbound by anything. I understand it as the final breath to complete an already lived/ liberated living.

My liberation began the day my Guru accepted me and my emptiness to stand in front of him and hear him say within my soul, “I’m ready, are you ready?” That one glance told me I was home with my Father and one with him.

The learning and the journey continue, but now there are two people walking with one set of impressions of footprints on the ground as he is carrying me along always.

My profession as a heart surgeon changed its meaning totally ever since the journey started. From mine to his, results to acceptance – it gave a new dimension as a doctor in a bigger and different way. It was now his healing, his hands, his directions and his results. My belief became much stronger; all he sends to me are meant for me, and he is the doer.

Thus with this awareness, the concept of hours or days, morning or night, food or no food, events, functions, and holidays disappeared. What was left was total acceptance of everything that came to me at all times.

My Guru stands by me, holding my thoughts and actions through my mind and hands, and does it all for everyone he sends to me. Each patient and every individual gets my Guru in every possible way, through his will.

Birds, animals and all living beings also get as much. Even non-living objects which have taken any instrumental form receive the grace of my Guru as I see and feel the live atoms they are composed of. What a life of oneness with my Guru! I feel this when I sit in some corner with silence being my only partner in the quietness amidst this life full of noises and chaos.

I know well that the next moment I have to drive into the same madness of life, and it’s totally different now. The inner silence and fullness of no demands nor expectations and only giving much more each time prevails over all physical imbalances of life. The state of looking at how, where, and whom to give myself through my Guru’s guidance is all I live by in this existence.

This ongoing journey continues to be a physical and mental guide towards completion, the final destination known only to him. Life is now a process of unburdening, unloading and unfolding, thus living the purest form of love and happiness, which comes through only by giving back everything possible to all those seeking.

The driver will always be the Guru as he is our unquestionable GPS system. All that is required is to hand over the steering wheel of our lives into his hands and keep doing our dharma and complete karma to the fullest.

In the end, it will never be about them and me. It was and is only about him and me. I bow down to MOHANJI, the FORMLESS and UNCONDITIONAL energy which has come into my life as my GURU AND GUIDE to serve with the motto of patients first, rest all second.

May I live my Guru’s teachings always!


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 14th July 2022


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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 141 & 142

Christopher Greenwood

Day 141 – Believe in It

Something I have observed in Mohanji is that he commits himself to every activity he does. Whether this is a conversation with somebody, writing a document, meeting a person, or creating a new initiative, such as the fruit tree plantation, he fully commits himself. Besides that, he has a firm and strong belief in his actions. That’s what translates into a strong conviction, and it creates power. I mean, all of the platforms that we see now being so active are a result of that.

Taking that into my own life now, I recognise that it’s really important for any task, any initiative, or anything I’m doing, to believe in it because if I don’t, my activities become half-hearted. Then I’m not fully applying myself and using my fullest potential, which then creates dissatisfaction, tedium, and other disappointments.

One benchmark I use for recognising this is the job I had before joining Mohanji to work with him full-time. I had a relatively successful job; on paper, it was good, it was well-paid, and it was an exciting industry. We were building one of the now leading crypto-currencies in the industry based on blockchain technology; the work was fairly exciting, it was a good team, and I was heading them. Although everything was outwardly good, I just couldn’t believe in the project. I did at one point in time, but soon, I didn’t really see how it was going to be of benefit to people. When I lost that belief in what I was doing, my attitude really shifted, and I noticed a real difference in my approach to the work.

Although I was doing the work, I was doing a good job, and I did what I needed to; inside, I knew that I wasn’t fully applying myself, which really started to eat away at my self-esteem; this made it an easy decision to leave the job and dedicate myself full-time to something I did believe in making a positive difference in people’s lives and adding value to the world.

That lesson of believing in something for it to have power is a good reminder for me always, whether it’s a small task or a larger task or a conversation, or whatever I’m doing. It’s important to believe and invest myself in it. Only then can I see that I’m progressing. Otherwise, procrastination can set in, and not much movement happens.

This belief also makes it much easier to keep going with activities because sometimes, people may like what you’re doing and appreciate it, but at other times, people may not like it, and they disapprove. But having a belief that this is what I need to do, this is the right thing to do, gives it that power of momentum to see it through any challenges and obstacles.

Hope you have a great day ahead, and we will speak soon.

Day 142 – Leaving Space in Relationships

Today, I wanted to share a learning experience which I’ve taken from Mohanji’s example of leaving space in relationships. In this context, a relationship could be any interaction with another, whether it’s a colleague, a friend, a family member, a lover, husband or wife, and leaving good space so that those relationships become strong and lasting.

What I’ve observed and experienced from Mohanji is that he has a very clear vision of where he wants to go, and he’s moving towards it at a swift pace. Yet, he always gives people the full freedom and space to explore the work and how they will do it themselves and to bring their uniqueness into every goal that he sets. He’s there to give directions, clarity and support. Once that’s given, rarely does he interfere, and I’ve experienced this myself. I’ve found that to be incredibly beneficial because when freedom is given, there’s no pressure. I really don’t feel any pressure for any work that I’m doing; in fact, it’s a pleasure.

I also have the opportunity to explore capacities, and this has helped me grow because I’ve learned what works well and what doesn’t work so well; I’ve made some mistakes and had some successes. Like that, it’s not only an opportunity to contribute to the work, but it’s also an opportunity to really explore and understand who I am. I also observe Mohanji’s relationship with Devi. There is complete space and freedom; both of them have their own set of activities, and it’s well respected.  

Feeling what it means to have space, I started bringing this into my own life and my own relationships with friends, family members, and all the people I interact with. I also realised that some complications and uncertainties in relationships were because of this control of space and possessiveness on both sides. It was either myself doing this in a relationship or that feeling of being completely put in a claustrophobic situation by another, with so many expectations placed on me. This meant that there was just no life within the relationship itself. It felt so under the microscope that it was not a nice experience. 

Remembering this, taking forward Mohanji’s lesson, I realised that the root of many causes of that reduction in space was expectations, which, if left unchecked, could lead to possessiveness and control, as well as some insecurities too. It would completely take the beauty out of a relationship.

When I began to leave more space for people and practice this acceptance of others, I noticed that it wasn’t only good for them, but it was also good for me because obviously, fewer expectations mean fewer potential disappointments. More than that, what I’ve really appreciated is that it has shifted my perspective of the other person, and rather than seeing them through the lens of how I’d like them to be, I’m appreciating people much more for who they are and seeing their individuality and their uniqueness.

This is bringing a new richness to my relationships with my family members and my friends. Another interesting, unexpected thing that I’ve observed since I began leaving more space for people is their reaction. I found that, for some people, it actually created an uncomfortable feeling, and I think it’s because maybe they were so habituated to being in stifling situations in which there were so many expectations placed on them that it’s almost as if there’s a pattern and an expectation that somebody will be controlling or will reduce their space in a relationship. When that’s not there, it’s something different, and that can create uneasiness. People may have expected me to be angry or sad or upset for something they maybe hadn’t done. Maybe they hadn’t returned a call, or they couldn’t attend a meeting or something, and for me, that’s fine.

Giving people their space where they can do what they like made me think and wonder how much potential for deeper, lasting connections is lost because of possessiveness and expectations which really reduce people’s space. 

Hope you have a great day ahead.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 10th July 2022


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A safari of lifetimes with Mohanji – 2022

By Sandra Shankar, South Africa

The rush of pure adrenalin became a powerful magnetised trigger to prepare for the coming of an epic sunrise in Africa. The manifestation of a glorious ‘physical’ consciousness connection with his grace. Caldwell Hall Reimagined Rewired 2022 retreat in the Midlands with beloved Parabrahma Swaroopa Mohanji was finally happening. 

I was breathless with excitement at the prospect of meeting his wonderous hallowed physical form and bathing in his golden auric field. What I do experience INSIDE with Mohanji is a luminescent inky blue energy signature. Like the colour caught by the camera outside the windows in this picture taken during the retreat.

Evening satsang at the South African Caldwell Hall Retreat: Reimagine Rewired 2022 in the Midlands of KwaZulu Natal

On the OUTSIDE, we experience the golden hues resplendent in the next photograph. Mohanji was on safari at the time. Again, the camera catches the intensity of the colour spectrum we can see with our naked eyes. 

Can you imagine how much we miss since we cannot see the full-colour spectrum? So, belief in complete faith and absolute surrender is a must.

It did seem like the Continent of Africa had been dark for too long. Yet, in hindsight, there was detached awareness intermingled with the tantalising ambrosia of inexplicable joy too. Can one help but FEEL that indescribable shiver of excitement at the thought that our beloved Para Brahma was coming? My eyes close in wonderment. Here. Finally. Here.

Live the moment. Savour the moment. Enjoy the nectar of these moments fully. Don’t hold back, says our beloved Parabrahma ever so lovingly. Not missing a beat, I deep dive into his expanded universal presence without hesitation. Spontaneous, unbound and free. It feels like I just won VIP tickets to my favourite concert. Woohoo!

INSIDE. There was a lot happening. As most of us seasoned bhaktas already know, the churning starts long before we make it to the showgrounds. The ‘quickening’ results in inexplicable dreams, feelings, body aches and pains, thoughts and, at times, perplexing images from lifetimes past. For sure, Mohanji starts working on us long before we get in close proximity.

South Africa had one of the most damaging storms in years, and many lives were lost in the flooding, collapsed roads and deadly mudslides. Other utilities like water and lights were disrupted for the longest time. Yet that did not deter me from packing my bags and making the trip to meet my beloved Parabrahma, at Calderwood Hall, in the picturesque Midlands of KwaZulu Natal.

On the evening before leaving, I stood on my balcony, savouring the beautiful hues and textures of the beautiful evening. Staying so far away from the beloved Mohanji family gives one time to pause and reflect on the significance of Mohanji’s physical presence and value his PRESENCE without presence.  

My heartbeats quickened as I stood on the balcony gazing out at the richness of orange, gold and black hues in the steadily darkening skies. Then I admonished myself for acting like I was meeting my beloved Parabrahma for the first time. In fact, I always think he is here and everywhere at the same time. Isn’t he in the soft and gentle breeze? In the dancing rustling leaves? In the magnificent and mighty tree in front of me? The night sky dazzled with a splurge of diamonds that winked and waved mesmerisingly at me. They were alive.

I was completely enraptured by the splendour of nature around me. Then as my awareness kept expanding, I started to FEEL Mohanji in the softness of the wind moving through my hair, in the leaves, the inky blackness of the evening and the stars in the heavens. Here and everywhere at the same time. Thus, blissfully expanded, I lost track of time.

Undoubtedly, I experienced the power of Mohanji’s PRESENCE without a PRESENCE! Alive in every atom. I am still ‘mind boggled’ thinking this feels like being synched with the universal hum or ONENESS of creation. Did I need to stop and think about connecting with Mohanji in his expanded form? No. I needed to FEEL it FULLY. That’s what happened.

In fact, one of the few words I exchanged with Mohanji at the retreat was, “I FEEL you everywhere.” He replied, “I know.” I said, “I know you know.” To think so much was said in such a few sentences! As I write these words, I am still bedazzled by his unconditional loving grace, which allows me to glimpse his expanded state of consciousness. Then I think, I am that too! We all are that.

You can be reassured that our beloved Raja Yogi Mohanji is not just a physical being. He is effectively the OCEAN IN A DROP. It is humbling to have his divine grace protect and guide us on this epic journey to self-discovery. Truly, I am the dust beneath his lotus feet.

Mohanji says, “Those who have ‘eyes’ will see.” I think to myself. I see and feel. How blessed am I to be born here and now? When I think I cannot love Mohanji more than I already do, he takes us to even deeper depths of bliss state! Only possible with Mohanji. One knows to expect nothing because we are on the most thrilling rollercoaster ride of our lives, experiencing entire lifetimes in varying phases of karmic completion. 

All we have to do is let go of limiting concepts and acknowledge the karmic cyclic patterns that trap us in a web of deceit. To me, that means having the courage to surrender everything at his lotus feet and walk away, not looking back. It takes sheer guts and the heart of a lioness to do that. SURRENDER. No sweat, I do that spontaneously with Mohanji.

At the retreat, there were a string of supercharged experiences which I will expand upon in point form as follows:

Conscious Infinity Walk

As we walked in a single file chanting the Mohanji Gayatri mantra, the energy accelerated, and I felt like I was pulling two heavy ropes. I had to heave and tug, and suddenly it felt weightless. It was as if Mohanji was synchronising everyone’s energy. We were all encapsulated in a supercharged energetic flow. It was invigorating. Transcendental. Fierce.

Conscious Dancing

Milica was amazing as she led us through the prep and explained how to flow in dance through the songs. The combination of song and dance was intoxicating. I was lost from the get-go. My body took on mudra postures, and new dance moves faster than I ever thought was possible. Hahaha. When the Shakti song came up, my body bent into a blissed-out ‘C’ shape …backwards! Mohanji’s energy came in waves and degrees of intensity. 

Sometimes it was so intense I felt bound in a place, unable to move. I can’t remember much as I was lost in the rapture during the various melodies. Music is a brilliant conduit for higher frequencies and takes us quickly into altered states of consciousness. It was surely a state of transcendental bliss – A true rasa leela. 


All I remember was that as Mohanji gave shaktipat, my body was encapsulated in energy. It felt as if Shiva and Shakti were being balanced. My body reverberated with the flow of energy that his grace delivered as much as I could receive. The ‘feminine divine’ flowed majestically. Our beloved Parabrahma gives us as much as we can handle. I was told my shaktipat took an unusually long time. Humbled and ever grateful knowing how great a blessing it is to be blessed by his grace. So caught up in my own world, I did not pay much attention to those who reacted as entities left them or were caught up in the rapture like myself.

Book Signing and Blessing of Somarka Coherent Water Tubes (aka Analemma Water Stick in Europe) & Beads

As Mohanji energised the water tubes, continued to sign my books, and energised the beads, I found my hands raising my Somarka living water tubes (Analemma water Stick) slowly in an altered state above Mohanji’s head. ‘Living water’ on its own boosts our operating frequency by 300%. 

Can you imagine the consequences of Mohanji further energising already supercharged water in its original state? Mind-blowing right? Whenever I energise my water with my Somarka water tube (Analemma Water Stick), my hand reverberates with energy. When I drink it, my body hums even louder.

Water is a pure medium that carries the highest frequencies in nature, thereby allowing Mohanji to work more expediently across all our energy sheaths. Now can you imagine its effect on a human body which is 98% water-based? Just mind-boggling.

I am raising my Somarka Coherent Water Tubes (Analemma Water Stick) in an expanded state after Mohanji energised them

These are purely superfluous movements in reaction to being so close to Mohanji.

Miraculous Aid & Recovery after Puncture

This is the story about how our beloved Mohanji’s divine leela played out. Before leaving home, I had put Bhagavan Satya Sai’s ashes on four of my tyres to ensure all was well regardless of what could happen on the long journey to the retreat. The roads were really bad after severe storms lashed the country that week. It was the fourth day. It was the end of the 2022 Caldwell Hall Retreat in the Midlands, and everyone started leaving. 

Revona had spotted that one of my car’s tyres was flat earlier and asked Yash to tell me. Shocked at our predicament, I wondered briefly how to handle the situation. As I looked up, Mohanji was also getting ready to leave the resort. There was no fear, just logical reasoning in my head about how to handle it expediently. 

Suria and Lenny are new Mohanji family members from the north coast of KwaZulu Natal. Lenny had written a beautiful English song dedicated to Mohanji. He played his guitar and helped us practice. By the time Mohanji walked in, everyone was in full flow. Baba loved it and said it must be recorded and sung all over the world. Just wait till you all hear it!

Click on this link to view the video taken by Tea at the retreat

Returning to my predicament, Suria came to me and said not to worry; her husband Lenny has an electric air pressure tyre pump which would get the tyre back to normal and allow me time to get to a garage to fix it. Yash gallantly remained with us to ensure we were ok and left late too. Mohanji ensured we were loved and cared for during this predicament as he does throughout our innumerable lifetimes with him. How perfectly exquisite is that?

The tyre pressure remained constant during the three-hour ride home with my fun, divinely gifted, gorgeous cousin Nirvana Singh. It was still fine the next day when we went to get the tyre fixed. They found a big metal nail in it. 

Thinking back, our beloved Suria and I connected instantly during the retreat. I could clearly see the hand of grace making all these vital connections with loving family members integral to the speedy resolution of the problem. They were unknowingly complicit in the creation of a miraculous leela that saved the day. Nirvana and I drove home incident-free. Just WOW! 

Mohanji does not have to be present in his physical body to create miracles. The retreat was over, but Mohanji’s grace wrapped us in an invincible shield 24/7. It is easy to be fearless and flow with spontaneity knowing my beloved Para Brahma’s got my back.

One thing I know for sure is that we are all connected through lifetimes through his grace. Regardless of where we live, we are all complicit in Mohanji’s grand play on a global scale. 

His grace is the unconditionally loving hand that deals out the cards. Our simple, unassuming master and friend of the Universe is the greatest living miracle the rest of the world has yet to see. 

Those who feel him know enough to be IRRESOLUTE, FEARLESS and FREE. We will never let him go knowing that Mohanji, in turn, never leaves us. Those who do, leave without understanding the 360-degree cosmic consciousness at play. 

Knowing is understanding!

We are aware. We are SELF-aware. We are ONE.

I am MOHANJI. MOHANJI is me. There is no separation.

I am unshakable.


Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 7th July 2022


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