Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 177 & 178

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 177 – The unreal can seem real!

Yesterday, a podcast was released from Mohanji, wherein he spoke about these times, which are in the time of kaliyuga. During these times, the real can seem unreal, and the unreal, real. Many people believe that they are connecting to Mohanji’s consciousness deeply and some have even claimed to be channeling Mohanji, or that Mohanji is sitting next to them. Often, this is more of a projection of their own minds or a manipulation from something else. For some people, this has caused confusion, as they’re seemingly getting messages from Mohanji, but actually, it’s something else.

This can become a trap. Because more often than not, what is being spoken about is in complete contradiction to what Mohanji would actually say, or from what he teaches. This can actually derail people from the path. The best thing to do is double-check with official channels via email. We have the help desk, which is manned by ācāryas, or the individual could even contact an ācārya directly.

Having spent some time with Mohanji, although I haven’t experienced this myself, I’m aware that it’s possible for entities to take the form of someone’s chosen connection, in their dreams, and speak to them. They have a manipulative nature; they have a purpose or an agenda for doing this. One story was about a lady. I think she had been suffering many problems in her life, lots of difficulties and negativities. She said that one evening, Mohanji had appeared in her dream and they were discussing things and she was sharing all the troubles and problems in her life. In the dream, Mohanji had said, “Okay, all your problems or your negativities are because of your cat. Your cat is causing this, so you should kill the cat.” Now Mohanji would never say anything like this. He would never ever suggest killing another being. Thankfully, this lady spoke about it and clarified the situation. When I heard that story, I couldn’t believe it at first, but there is a possibility that entities could come in whatever chosen form it is, of connection and share information, advice or request something.

There was another example of this related to Sathya Sai Baba. Two devotees were very, very deeply connected to Sathya Sai Baba, they were very connected to the organization. They had good positions. They were two highly qualified doctors working in the government, so they were paid well. Over a series of months, or it might have been years, the lady, the wife regularly had a dream, wherein Sathya Sai Baba was appearing and requesting that they transfer funds to the Sansthan. She was doing this regularly. Because obviously, it’s Sathya Sai Baba coming into their dream and they revere him, so they do his bidding. Over time, all her savings were depleted. Then she had to start looking at her husband’s savings and this is when they realised something was a bit wrong. They asked to speak to Mohanji, and I think they are they were a bit unsure about this because they didn’t want to seem disrespectful to Sathya Sai Baba, but it was a problem. They explained what was happening, that he was coming into the dream and requesting money.

Mohanji told them that that’s definitely not Baba, he would not do that; he will not request money like this. He never requested money when he was in the body, so he wouldn’t be doing it now. He said, “The next time he appears, tell him you’re not doing it anymore. You’re not transferring it.” They were hesitant. They were not sure, because of their reverence for Baba; what would he say? Mohanji said, “Okay, well, how about this: You tell him, Mohanji told you so and I’ll take all the responsibility”. The next time it happened, she did this and it never happened again. It was something else, some entity taking a form, probably with the intention of draining all funds, so that eventually they detach from this, because everything’s gone, it has caused problems, and then they leave.

There are entities, I now understand, who can do this and will do this. The intention for today, which I am sharing, is just to give more of a story to the podcast which was shared yesterday, just to be careful. Be aware, and if there is any need for clarification, the official channels are always there.

Day 178 – Consistent connection is the practice

I’ve been with Mohanji for some time now, and what I’m experiencing, as I’m sure many others are, is that life is changing and transforming for the positive. From day to day, it’s a gradual change and that’s purely coming from the connection to Mohanji. It hasn’t been through any outward practices, although there is Kriya, which I practice, and I also practice yoga. It hasn’t been through these practices, so to speak, or any classroom or lecture-style teaching. It’s simply the connection, working closely with him, working for the platform, giving time to all these great activities which we’re doing.

Through this, I’m experiencing the changes in my life, for the positive. It has been a tough way sometimes, working closely with Mohanji, but rather than any practices, so to speak, it’s real discipline that’s helped the relative progress on this path. Discipline and determination, the two Ds which Mohanji speaks about regularly; determination to keep focused, to keep moving forward. Regardless of any challenges that my mind puts in the way; patterns, thoughts, or trying to go back to familiarity, back to comfort zones. Rajesh has said really beautifully before that it’s like hanging on to the tail of a tornado, which I think is a very apt description which only Rajesh would be able to imagine.

Thinking of some of the changes, which I’ve shared before, but wanted to share again, because they have come to my mind; firstly, it’s developing acceptance, much more acceptance of myself with all my quirks, my many rough edges, and blind spots, which are pointed out fairly regularly, and any other aspects which wouldn’t have been so pleasant to address before. This has brought much more calm and peace. The second, which I think is related to that acceptance, is fearlessness. I couldn’t quite say that all fears have been eliminated, but there’s a new sense of this fearlessness, not worrying. Mainly, this was connected to the fears or worries that I’d have about what others think. The fear of society, would people judge me, how would this be seen, because that’s a by-product, I’m now seeing, of acceptance. The third is increased faith. This is something which I never really understood well, or experienced, before, it was just a term; it was just a concept to me. But now, developing that, cultivating that, is what’s coming from the connection with Mohanji. Whatever is coming for me, whether my mind is happy or not with it, whether it likes it or not, recognising that it’s good for me on my path. That it’s something that I have to go through.

So, when I look at what Mohanji has taught me in the traditional sense, it’s purely to stay connected, and for that, it has been necessary to cultivate determination and discipline. This is what Mohanji really insists and stresses on, that those two Ds are very important. Thinking back to the first days, when I connected with him, I was already very interested in the various different practices; meditations, yoga, chanting, especially Kriya. But now, having had the opportunity to work closely with him… I imagined that we would be sitting in that style of learning environment, “Okay, this is what this practice is for. This is this technique. You can learn this. This will give you this. This will do this”. But actually, with this path, it’s not the case. It’s not about what’s being given. It’s simply about connection, and then automatically the change happens.

Of course, there are the practices which have their benefit. There’s no doubt about that. There are practices to bring people into alignment as well as the chanting to increase certain aspects that people would like to increase, but mostly, I’ve learned that it’s the discipline of being connected and the determination to just keep going, no matter what.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 4th December 2022

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A WAKE-UP CALL

By Monika Dizdarevic

October 7th 2022

Astrologers told me that from my 30th year onwards, I would have a shift in my life. October 7, 2022, was my 30th birthday, the same day Mohanji had his car accident. I wondered how the accident might have happened precisely on my birthday.

Some of you may know that I have recently been assisting Mohanji as a part of his personal team. I can tell you that even those close to him do not fully understand who he is and how he operates. We can assume we may have some experiences; we can superficially understand to some extent, but we cannot comprehend fully because of our limited minds. We cannot understand the vastness of the Universe in a human form, and then we take the living Masters for granted. This was my case and the case of many others.

During my time with Mohanji after the accident, it so happened that, through a conversation with me, he kept repeating many times, “What if Mohanji died on October 7?” My heart skipped every time he said that, and I wondered at the meaning of this, being my birthday. His mentioning this shook me every time.

I don’t wish this blog leaves us more attached to a Master’s physical presence or sobbing over his accident, but the opposite – to have awareness. I am writing this so we realize who the person we have next to us is. We have him so easily, not realizing how luxurious his presence is. The fact that he’s living, breathing, and walking on this planet.

I am writing this for all of us to wake up! For us to use the physical presence of a living Master, an Avatar, and to reach our highest in this lifetime. And to share his teachings as much as possible, as fast as possible, with the world so that many others can reach their highest in this lifetime too. It is possible because we have him.

Mohanji’s accident is a good reminder. A trigger, a turning point. A warning. I suggest not losing this opportunity! It is up to us to let go of all our patterns and emotions to see what aspects we need to change to improve. Observe, contemplate deeper, keep changing, accept, and let go. It is possible. This shift is happening within me too. We tend to worship all Saints and Masters who are not in their bodies anymore, but the ones right in front of us are difficult to understand. We don’t understand how they work. Then we judge, we have expectations, and we criticize. We say they are not real if they do not solve all our life problems. We do not appreciate them. And then, one day, it might be too late.

The accident happening on the same day as my birthday led to a realization that time is limited. Destiny brought me a Master. If I leave, If I take it for granted, I lose this chance; it is my loss, not his. As Mohanji says, “A true master makes diamonds out of stones. It hurts a lot to become a diamond; it takes a lot of craving. If one stone leaves, for the stone, it’s a big loss because it loses a chance to become a diamond. For the master, another stone will come, and diamonds will be made. Master loses nothing.”

I suggest not to leave a Master’s side, and he will hold your hand forever. You might not understand what they do, why they do it, and how they work, but that doesn’t matter; just cling on, hold on, and stay on. Trust them fully! Wholeheartedly. Surrender your existence to them, and they will take you as high as you can go.

As I am writing this to you, I am writing it to myself, too, as a reminder. This is a true wake-up call. As we discover, the accident was Mohanji’s rebirth. It was mine too.

This picture was taken on my birthday as a joke to celebrate dissolution. Hopefully, this rebirth is the last.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 29th November 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 175 & 176

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 175 – Nurturing Positivity 

Recently, I shared a lesson from Mohanji about being careful of taking on the limitations of others and first checking whether it’s a limitation for us. Extending that, is it a limitation for Mohanji? Most of the time, in my experience, if we increase faith and surrender, then surprises happen for all tasks and activities in life. Following on from this, I wanted to share what Mohanji explained, in the same conversation, about negativity and the importance of nurturing positivity. Mohanji is very quick to hit back at negativity, especially problems, blocks and obstacles on the path of progress for our activities.

He used an example and a good metaphor for this – Let’s say you have a project you’re attempting with a team. You have a goal, you have clarity, you have a purpose, you have a mission, and it’s all going well, and you’re discussing plans. Now, you could come up with an option or an idea, and someone may say, “This will or won’t work. I’ve tried this many times before. (I did it this way. It didn’t happen). I also tried it like this; it didn’t work here.”

 These may seem like passing comments, but we always have to be careful about what we’re taking in because what we won’t absorb there is that somebody tried. Somebody took the initiative; they made an effort to do something. We will probably take in the phrase, “It didn’t work.” So, even if we were 90% confident about what we were looking to do, we had clarity about the purpose and everything like this, which has the potential to create maybe just 5% of doubt that it won’t work.

Essentially, there could be many other ways this comes, but 5% can grow to 100% in no time. That is the nature of negativity, like weeds in a garden, they require nothing to grow, and naturally they will happen but to care for a fruit tree requires care and nurturing. To keep a neat garden with delicate flowers requires care and nurturing and constant tending. Positivity needs to be nurtured

You’re always taking out the weeds. Mohanji stressed this because even a drop or hint of negativity can become problem later.  When we take negativity into our system, doubts, opinions or limitations these could grow into something much larger later, and negativity always grows much faster than positivity. This is important because negativity, no matter how small the drop, can grow. This can lead to doubts, criticisms, judgements and separations.

These can be doubts; they could be messages or anything people have said to us. We should always, as quickly as we can, especially if we are sure, hit back at them so that it’s cleared from our system because we don’t know what can grow later. Do not entertain negativity. Suppose somebody is talking badly, or it’s something that we know we disagree with. In that case, we can politely share our points straight away and be watchful to ensure that negativity is kept at bay, and we nurture positivity more than that.

Day 176 – Every Activity has an Element of Transformation

 I enjoy working with Mohanji, being connected to him and seeing the transformation that happens on various levels. I’ve shared how working with him is highly dynamic, which is excellent and exciting because there’s always new activity. It comes with the challenge of handling many things simultaneously and moving out of one’s comfort zone.

I also observe that he gives everybody a similar opportunity through various platforms to grow and transform according to their skills and orientation. There is a wealth of what we can do across all these platforms. The only prerequisites are proactiveness and reliability – taking the step, taking action, being proactive, and then being reliable, seeing through what we take on.

 I’ve been involved in various activities, many of which I would never have thought of being. In retrospect, each opportunity, experience, and interaction has brought some opportunity for transformation through practical experience. It’s like a refining school to hone skills, experience life, and express. Some activities have been relatively successful. In others, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes.  

The beautiful part of this is the freedom which is given to be able to contribute, grow, and learn. I don’t think we could find this anywhere else, especially when it’s backed up with the teachings, support and grace of Mohanji, being free from fears, not worrying about what others think, and expressing and living life.

For me, the most recent example is the fencing here on the land in Slovenia. On the site, we wanted to move forward with the activities at the base, and one of the requirements was to make sure that we had all the land boundaries laid out as per the site survey so that we knew precisely the size of the land and started by putting a fence up.

 I’d repaired one or two fences in my life, and now I’m working on fencing 11 acres. First, setting the boundaries, sourcing the materials, finding the right ones, and finding who could work on this while guiding the efforts, working with tractors, teaming up with the locals and using neighbour’s tools like drills to put up the fence. Good, wholesome labour and in the process, I’ve now learned what it takes to do this, the various materials, the different types of woods, their placement, and the techniques for fencing. Mistakes were made aplenty, as I’ve never done this before. All of this has given me practical experience and an element of transformation within because I now can recognize and understand what it takes to fence a land.

 If there are future land developments, when they come up, if we get more land and space, I’d have no problem or hesitation and be able to take on bigger sizes. If I had just stuck with the fact that I couldn’t do it, I didn’t know how to do fencing and didn’t just jump into it and do my best; I would never have had that opportunity to learn, acquire and transform in this way. That’s with one element, but it’s something else I’ve now experienced.

 This comprehensive platform is a fantastic opportunity Mohanji has given everybody. Mohanji wants everybody, in their way, to fully express themselves and experience life, to grow, to explore themselves and to become powerful in their unique way. He gives everybody that opportunity, and I’ve experienced that as well. His total support is always there. He’s always there to provide clarity and advice. Recognizing that we all make mistakes, we all trip or stumble on and through obstacles, but we keep moving. We have to take that step, and he does the rest.

 I’m also aware that I need to keep moving and growing because especially working closely with Mohanji, there’s no such thing as stagnation. Stagnation can be equal to tamas, so he kicks that hard. I’m well aware that if my hands don’t move, there will be many other’s hands that can come to help and support me. I was reflecting on all of us across all the platforms because substantial activities will be taking place very soon, especially when our places and our centres come. It’s great that everything is happening organically. Everything’s growing, and we’re all growing together.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 27th November 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 173 & 174

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 173 – Demolish to Recreate

Demolish to recreate is the topic of the lesson today. This is related to our own transformation, and for me, the transformation that I’ve experienced by spending more time, intensely, with Mohanji. I’ve shared before in messages that patterns and comfort zones are what we’re used to; our usual day-to-day life is driven by these patterns. It’s familiar. It’s what we’d like to do. But since being with Mohanji, I’ve had all of these pushed, pulled, tested, squeezed, broken, and challenged, and it has been incredibly painful and difficult at times. But what I feel now and have experienced now is a sense of renewal, much more freedom, and lightness. If I look back to life as it was years ago, it’s a distant memory, it seems like lifetimes ago. I can only take from that, that now, it’s almost like a new life.

I’ve been able to do many things that I never would have expected, faced many fears, and been involved in many activities, which have been great contributions. Each day, there’s more and more satisfaction. Back in December, we had the Mohanji boot camp, led by Invest in Awareness, wherein Mohanji conducted a program that was designed to completely reinvent everybody who participated. He said that, come the new year, we would all be new people, and I certainly feel like this now, although it’s an ever-evolving process. Very soon, that boot camp is going to be available to the public; Preethi Gopalarathnam and Aditi Sahai have done a great job pulling that together and it will be announced very shortly, for everybody to attend.

Yesterday, in a spontaneous conversation with Mohanji, he spoke about the need to reconstruct and reinvent oneself. He said that this requires demolition. There’s no other way. Demolishing past patterns is essential for rejuvenation and reconstruction. When we’re looking to rebuild something, reinvent ourselves, it requires the space and clarity on what’s actually going to be in that space, before we can do anything.

Now that I’m doing many things on the land, I can see that in a different way as well, physically with the space that we have. For me personally, the intention has always been to refill that space with more effectiveness in serving: “How can I do more?”

As we spoke, Mohanji shared again that in order to rebuild ourselves, we have to be prepared to demolish all the usual patterns and comfort zones that we hold, and when we cling on to them, to memories and past patterns, pain can be experienced. I’ve certainly had my fair share of that over this past year. But what I can say from my personal and ever-changing experience is that it has been worth it, a positive transformation, and as Mohanji says, he’s always there and he’s definitely always been there with me throughout this process.

Day 174 – Is it your limitation?

One of the great things for me about working with Mohanji directly is that you’re never short of opportunities and tasks to push you beyond mind-made limits. He has an incredible ability to understand what each person requires to take them forward – the next step. Looking back, everything that he has provided, or guided me to do, has created fast-track progress. I see him doing this with everybody close to him. It helps them grow and evolve.

Being part of his office has been just such a fast-track way to transform, grow, and deeply experience life with all troubles and joys. In this time, I would say that I’ve learned well, or more accurately, become more aware that it can be very easy to acquire the limitations, mind blocks, and frames of others. We all have our walking space, which is our patterns, frames, or opinions. You can maybe include karma in there; all the experiences that we’ve had in the past, everything which makes us, which we then express into the world.

What I’ve experienced with some of the tasks, and also just in life with family and friends, is that people can put their limitations onto you. When I’ve set out to complete a task, people have provided their opinions, “You can’t do this… I’ve tried this and it doesn’t work… This is not possible… Life isn’t easy…” It could be anything like this. But essentially, you could condense it down to some negativity. Not that a person is bad, but that they’re expressing something, which is their view of the situation.

In the past, I’d give quite a lot of respect to people’s experiences and take that on myself. Now I still give respect, but more critically, I’m assessing it with a different awareness. When somebody says, “Okay, this can’t be done”, I first think, “Okay, is this their limitation or is this my limitation? Do I have that same limitation? Do I have the belief that I could do it?” This is something that Mohanji has pointed out to me in previous conversations when I’ve come to him and said, “I don’t think this can be done”.  If anyone has experienced that, it gets hit out of the park, like a home run, quite quickly; he really doesn’t accept these limitations, because he says, “People will tell you all these things you can’t do, but can they share one thing which you can?”

Now I also think a bit more deeply as well, because from what I’ve experienced… Does Mohanji have that limitation? Then when I surrender something completely, if I feel I don’t have the resource, I surrender it, surprises happen. People putting their limitations can really bog down and derail. I feel it’s good to acknowledge them, but now I also feel more confident that I can take steps, and even if there is failure, there’ll be lessons, there’ll be growth and an experience would have happened in the process and this adds richness to life.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 20th November 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 171 & 172

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 171 – Leading from the Front

Yesterday was a fantastic day in our holy land here in Slovenia, where the Mohanji Peace Center will be. It’s an extraordinary place that is becoming energized each day as we go there and perform work. We’re taking whatever steps we can. Yesterday was putting up the fencing all along the borders and the boundaries of the land. We completed the North and East sides – a big job with many meters to cover.

A few days ago, we had the exact survey, and we’re ensuring that boundaries are clear. Mohanji said that this is important because, energetically for the land, once the boundaries are clear and established, it makes the job of containing the energy in the land much easier. He said that now it can be like a leaky pot with some holes; when an activity takes place, it can dissipate. But that leaky pot is still very powerful. Just being on the land is itself very soothing and rejuvenating.

I look forward to everyone having the opportunity to spend some time there. Mohanji also shared that every activity done on the land adds to the land. All the Satsangs, meditation, and Shaktipat have a positive effect, as it all goes into the land itself.

Yesterday was another living lesson from Mohanji about leading from the front. He takes the time to ensure that even the most minor details are covered. Yesterday, we started the day with Mohanji giving an overall direction and vision to ensure everything was aligned to set everything right. He even helped with moving fence poles; I’m sure some people would have seen the pictures of Mohanji generally assisting us with what we needed to do. He was very much involved.

This always amazes me because he’s a very busy man, he has lots of work happening, yet he still takes time to come and support the activities. Even when we were going to set up mobile homes (which was quite a drive of two hours to get there), he joined so that he could take some time to look at and understand them better. Yesterday couldn’t have been any better. I feel that only grace helped us, bringing all the right people together for the work.

Here in Slovenia, the 1st of May is a public holiday. The 1st of May is when people and their families go for walks in the countryside or somewhere else. Some dedicated volunteers joined us, and we had just the correct number of people to do a quick, speedy and efficient job. In the end, it was a job well done before the rain came. This morning, we’re back there. There’s going to be some rain during midday, so we’re going early, and I’m also sending this recording a little bit earlier so we can get there for a good start.

Day 172 – Techniques Revealed 

From yesterday, as soon as the weather turned, there was a practical lesson in doing what you need to rather than what you love or want to do. Although we had the help of the neighbour with the tractor for some time, it started raining really heavily, and we were out there and got completely soaked. But we had to make the best use of that time and his help while we had it, rather than stopping so that we could do what was needed and now have a good plan for the rest of the days ahead. Yesterday, we were back on the land, continuing the work that had started the day before to put the fencing around the centre’s boundaries in Slovenia. We arrived much earlier than usual because of the rain coming in by 11 o’clock; we were there just after seven, and thankfully, as had happened on previous days, the right number of people turned up to give us the help that we needed.

We managed to do everything just in time before the rain started. So far, every day has been like this; we’ve set a good timeline. It has been quite aggressive as we’ve set challenging targets. Everything has come together, whether it’s the volunteers or resources or materials, all at the right time for it to happen. We are working to a reasonable timeline, and people are providing their support at the right time and when it is needed. The work is flowing. There’s definitely sheer grace supporting us and everything that we’re doing. It’s good hard work which is moving well with speed and clarity. 

For example, yesterday, the assistance came from one of the neighbours who owns a farm and has a tractor. He was able to help us finish off all the fencing posts using the tractor to push them down into the ground, which was a fantastic help. He was only available yesterday morning, and thankfully, we managed to finish all the preparations just in time.  

After we finished our work yesterday before the neighbour arrived, we had time to experiment with a Siddha technique, which Mohanji had provided to us earlier; he’d spontaneously given it a few days ago. 

There’ll be a space on the land, in the centre, where everybody can practise this in the future. We set up what we needed to, and we had an experiment. It’s designed to bring the whole system into alignment, something you can do after you wake up. You can do this; practice this technique. It indeed felt like it was excellent. I’m excited about what else comes because when I asked Mohanji about this, he said there’ll be many more techniques and practices.

I remember, back during the time in Bangalore, when we would do the processes as part of the abundance retreat or another retreat. There wasn’t much preparation for Mohanji before these; he’d have time, and then in the 15 minutes or half-hour before we began, he would have assessed who was joining. He would create something spontaneous; it would come. Afterwards, I’d ask, and he would share that it’s either an avadhūta technique or a Siddha technique, so all of these are coming, he’s revealing these, but sometimes, it’s not so obvious for people to catch on to that it’s a technique, but they’re all unique in their own right.

Once we have established the centre, Mohanji said that he’d be able to bring much more, and we can have different parts of the centre where one can practice each of these. There’ll be some meditation or something for connecting with nature more deeply in the forest and things like this. People can then come in and include it in their sādhanā; it will be extraordinary.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 13th November 2022

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Pain and suffering – Part 2

Dear friends, this is the continuation of the previous part, “Pain and suffering“, by the closest witnesses of Mohanji’s recent car accident and the learnings behind that.

Milica Miskovic, personal assistant to Mohanji

1. Moral of the story

I will share my experience of that terrible day. I was there in the car when the accident with Mohanji and the group happened. I was sitting in the back seat. The next day, I was with Mohanji in the hospital. It was an unbelievably shaky moment for all of us, a frightening experience.

The accident happened; it was a head-on collision. The cars collided, but our vehicle was slightly turned to one side. That’s why the most impact was on Mohanji.

He was seated at the front adjacent to the driver, his seat leaning slightly backwards in a comfortable position; his body was not erect. He was partially sleeping, in a half-lying position. That meant the head was not in the front. One airbag came in front of him, the other one on the side. His head was saved, and other parts were saved. The hit was completely on the chest. He had tremendous pain in his chest. The doctor later said that usually, if that kind of impact happens on the chest, the heart stops immediately. Instant death happens.

He survived. It was his rebirth.

After the hit, he was holding his hand on his chest and was struggling to breathe. Yet, Mohanji did not display any shock or turbulence. He chokingly asked us, “Are you all okay?” We recognized his voice was choking. He could hardly speak, and was holding his chest. We told him we were okay. He turned to Christopher and told him to take care of the people in the other car. He opened the door and got out of the vehicle. 

Christopher went and offered water to the passengers of the other car. It was an old couple. Mohanji also walked towards the other car and made sure that the old couple was okay. Then he slowly walked towards the walkway on the other side of the road and stood there.

Meanwhile, Paula and I got out of the car and checked if Mohanji was okay. He nodded he was alright, even though he was holding his chest and he was breathing with difficulty. We gave him some water. He still had pain and difficulty breathing for some time. He didn’t talk about it. There was steam coming from the front side of our car. He just told us to take out all the bags from the car and bring them to the walkway. Because of our dizzy brains, we kept the bags just outside of the car on the road, and then Mohanji said, “Bring them to the walkway.” We were also totally dazed by the shock of the accident. We didn’t catch his instructions the first time. We placed the bags on the side of the road where Mohanji was standing.

Meanwhile, Christopher was attending to the people in the other car. The next thing Mohanji told us to do was to take pictures. Christopher and I took pictures of the car from various angles. Meanwhile, Paula and Christopher called the police to come and inspect. Christopher asked Mohanji if he would like to go home. The accident happened only 1km away from the house. Christopher said we could ask Jelena Fassbender to pick up Mohanji and the bags. Mohanji agreed, and Christopher called Jelena, who came in 5 minutes. Mohanji and I left with Jelena to the house. Christopher and Paula waited for the police to come to do the formalities.

The moral here was — it doesn’t matter when or what happens, but you should always maintain your presence of mind. You should be practical and do what it takes without getting emotional, angry or upset about it. And never blame someone in such times and eclipse your practical mind. Mohanji was doing things normally, as if nothing had happened. No time was left for emotions. His instruction was to get moving.

2. Full picture and learning points

For a full picture and a complete understanding of the situation, I will take you through what happened before the accident—a rewind. Mohanji, Devi, Mila and myself – Milica arrived from Dubai to Ljubljana by aeroplane on October 7th. Madhu described that in part 1. Devi and Mila took a car from the airport to Italy. Christopher and Paula received Mohanji and me at the airport. From the airport, the four of us went to meet some visiting friends in Ljubljana. It was around 5:00 – 5:30 pm. We had some food together. It was the only food Mohanji ate until the next evening, after the accident. 

After the accident, when we got home. Mohanji lay down and began resting. He decided not to go to the hospital at night. He wanted to come in the morning so that he didn’t have to sleep in the hospital and wait for the morning check-ups.

Early in the morning, Mohanji, Paula and I went to the emergency. Jelena and Christopher were at home. Christopher was also hit, so he was resting. He had planned to go to the hospital later. The doctors asked what had happened, and Mohanji explained. They asked if he remembered the whole thing clearly to know if his head was hit and if he had lost his memory. If that were the case, it would have meant a head injury. Mohanji fully recounted the whole sequence, so they confirmed the head was okay.

Mohanji was completely calm, talking to the doctors and us as if nothing had happened. That bit of pain that he described was not a bit at all. The doctor explained to us what happened to him and how scary the situation was, that his heart could have stopped. When I asked him if he was in pain, he said, “Of course, there is pain. It is a physical pain. But I choose not to suffer.”

They took his blood and did ECG. Doctors said they found something in the heart and decided they needed to proceed with the investigation. That’s when they took him for an X-ray. At the X-ray, they said there was some problem with the chest even though there were no fractures. 

Doctors came to talk to us, and they first said they had bad news to tell us. They had said his heart condition was critical because his heart was squeezed when the accident happened, and an enzyme secretion was happening continuously. And that anything could happen from now on and that they needed to keep Mohanji under observation.

They took him for a CT scan. When the results came, they said their assessment was correct; he needed to stay in observation. They admitted him to the critical cardiac care unit (CCCU) and kept him under observation until evening.

We came back with clothes and food for him at around 4 pm. Mohanji hadn’t eaten anything for about 20-22 hours. He asked us to talk to the doctors and check if he could leave for home. He preferred not to be in the cardiac care unit. We discussed it with doctors, and they told us that he shouldn’t leave and required Mohanji to be under observation and treatment for almost two weeks. Only if he signs that he is leaving at his own risk can they let him go. Mohanji decided to leave, signing the papers for which he was responsible.

Mohanji appreciated the staff very much. He said the hospital was very good, doctors and nurses were very good. They really took care. His decision to go was because the cardiac care unit was full of pains and cries, so he preferred to rest at home instead. That’s one reason.

Secondly, after Slovenia, there was a trip to Zlatibor, Serbia, already planned. If he had accepted their advice to stay there for two or three weeks, he would have missed the programs already announced, including Empowered 5. This means he put his responsibility before his life. He always does that. He cares for his commitment more than his life.

A few points I took from this experience are:

1 Seriousness of the situation. One doctor stated that Mohanji’s accident was very severe. He said an impact as strong as Mohanji experienced leaves a person dead on the spot. For Mohanji, this is a kind of rebirth.

2 Physical pain but no suffering. When doctors checked the examination results, they told Mohanji that he must be having tremendous pain because nothing was visible on his face. Mohanji was behaving as if nothing had happened at all. When doctors asked him about the severe pain, he confirmed he did. They were confused why it wasn’t visible on his face and asked about it. He said, “Pain is in my body. I choose not to be affected.” He separated himself from the body. Usually, a person in that kind of pain would cry and ask for help, as we were seeing in the critical care ward. He refused to take painkillers too, and his face was still cool. They were surprised. He was talking to them as he generally speaks.

3 Humility. He was completely calm sitting in the emergency room with all the other patients. When he gave his arm to the nurse to take blood, the nurse couldn’t find his vein. They tried the other arm, and they still couldn’t find it. They kept piercing the arms to find the vein to extract blood. I started to feel panic thinking how many times, at many places, they pierced his arms. I looked at his face, and it was completely cool. He was allowing everything to happen—total acceptance. No matter how uncomfortable, every situation can be handled with humility and acceptance. This was his message.

4 No fear. He didn’t say anything when they told him they had bad news. He obviously didn’t feel anything, even though I was deeply concerned. It was almost like, “If I have to go, I’ll go, without any fear or regret,” even though he didn’t utter it verbally. His lack of panic or fear and the constant smile surprised the doctors. They thought he would be upset or worried. I was there witnessing this.

5 Signs of leaving. When doctors told him about the bad news and put him in the critical category, they decided Mohanji shouldn’t walk anymore. Until then, he was walking. During the examination, he was allowed to walk. When they found out the real impact of the accident, they said he was in critical condition and should not walk anymore. In between all this, he was replying to people’s messages. He was discussing many things with many people over WhatsApp. While waiting for the X-ray, he was texting Madhu, which we already described in the previous part of this blog. 

He was finishing everything and texting in a very concluding tone as if he was preparing to leave. It was as if he was in between life and death. He wished a happy birthday to one of our core team members, Barbara, and replied to even the silliest messages, as well as some small domestic emotional complaints from some people or a blessing for surgery or prayer for protection in general. He completed the incomplete so that everything was done as if preparing to exit. Even though he replied to people, he didn’t tell anybody about the accident or his condition, except Madhu. The instructions he gave Madhu were about continuing his mission on Earth.

6 Acceptance. In one moment, he had a small feeling of botheration. He wanted to go to the toilet, but doctors wouldn’t let him go without a wheelchair. I felt he saw this small space between the bed and the toilet as insignificant. He wanted to walk to avoid making a big deal out of it, but they insisted that his condition was critical. That is when I felt he was a little annoyed, but in reality, he had no annoyance. Nothing ever annoys him. 

Whenever he was out of the CCCU, and in between the check-ups, he replied to people’s messages. He had his phone with him all the time, but he wasn’t allowed to use it in CCCU and during examinations. In between, he was replying, respecting and using every bit of time on Earth. After being annoyed for a second about doctors (even though he never articulated it verbally, it just reflected on his face for a brief moment) insisting on using the wheelchair, he accepted the situation. He immediately understood these doctors were just doing their job, and he went by their suggestion.

7 Focus on purpose. We had just come from the hospital to home in the evening. He was sitting on his chair, and the first thing he did was discuss matters of the Center of Benevolence which is very close to his heart. He was discussing it with the UK team members who were visiting Slovenia. He also discussed the next songs with Jelena Fassbender; he was giving instructions. We were all kind of amazed. He was obviously in a lot of pain, having refused painkillers. He had just survived; he was still technically in critical condition. He was supposed to be in the hospital under observation in CCCU. He had signed himself out at his own risk. Even though he was in a lot of pain, nothing got affected at all. Nothing stopped.

8 Responsibility before life. He accepted the trip to Zlatibor even though his pain hadn’t reduced for many days after the accident. His one promise is worth a thousand promises. It was literally dangerous to fly with him to Serbia in his condition. But he smiled, laughed and made it look like nothing.

9 Compassion. Instead of thinking about himself, he took extra care of us too. He made sure people in the other car were safe. Secondly, he empowered us to try to be as stable as possible. I was in shock, sadness, and fear, but next to him, I was empowered to go through all that. He didn’t allow emotions to tear us up because there was still so much to do. He allowed no sympathy or entertained any self-pity.

After the accident, many characteristics of Mohanji changed. I noticed his habits were different, and his eating inclinations changed. He is much quieter, and his answers to people’s questions in satsangs appear shorter than usual. The whole feel of being around Mohanji is different. Quieter and somehow far more intense and powerful. When he eats, it feels like he is eating only to maintain his body. It was the case even before, but it is much more evident now. He was conscious of his expenses and requirements earlier; now, that has also become quite minimal. He has become quite aloof and detached.

Being an eyewitness to all this, I felt like sharing these points. Nobody expected this to happen, but it gave us a deeper understanding of many things in life and how Mohanji handles it. We have plenty of things to read and understand from this. Above all, it was a warning bell, a reminder of gratitude because we don’t know when Mohanji will leave this world.

I believe that we have taken his presence for granted. We have taken him lightly. I travelled with him to many parts of the world and saw how much he works. In hindsight, I feel that his time, efforts, intentions and commitment are all not understood or taken for granted. This is a time to introspect. Mohanji has always talked about our spaces at every location, where he can invest his energy to stabilize the spaces and the people. If he had left on October 7th, which according to the doctors was very likely, as they said it’s a miracle that he had survived, all the times we took him for granted would have become deep regrets in our hearts forever which cannot be compensated with any further action. He may work equally or more non-physically, but it’s still not the same as his feet touching a land dedicated to the mission. It’s not the same.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 4th November 2022

Disclaimer:

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

We reserve the right to delete, edit, or alter in any manner we see fit blog entries or comments that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, in violation of trademark, copyright or other laws, of an express commercial nature, or otherwise unacceptable.

Mohanji Testimonials team

Pain and suffering – Part 1

Dear friends, regarding Mohanji’s car accident that happened on Friday, Oct 7 2022, in Slovenia, on their way from Ljubljana airport to Sveta Ana, we dedicate this blog to the learnings and observations connected to it from a few direct witnesses. We will hear from Christopher and Milica, who traveled with Mohanji in the car, Madhusudan, who had close communication with Mohanji post the accident, and so on.

As those who are connected to Mohanji and consider him our family, we don’t think much about when the time will come for him to leave. Somewhere deep down, we refuse to believe this will ever happen. But death is an inevitability. All that is born will die. Mohanji’s consciousness was never born and can never die too.

“The life of avatars are usually understood only after they leave the body.” – Mohanji

Christopher Greenwood, executive assistant to Mohanji

As everyone must know, we had a car accident with Mohanji on Oct 7, 2022, in Slovenia. The accident itself was quite intense. We were probably about three minutes from home in Sveta Ana when we encountered a head-on collision.

What I can remember is it almost appeared as if it was from nowhere. It seemed like a scene had been cut and started again at a different place. And the crash was happening. When it happened, there was a loud bang. I remember my ears popped, followed by a tinnitus sound, and I hit my head. When I saw what happened, all the airbags, and all the dust that I felt in my lungs, I heard someone screaming in the back.

First, I looked at Mohanji. He was shocked, holding his chest. He was okay, breathing. I asked if he was alright. He said he was. I looked behind to see if everyone else was okay. There were Paula and Milica together in the car. And at that time, I didn’t think of anything else other than getting out and seeing the car. I quickly jumped out and ran. I went to open the door to see the other driver. He and the passengers were okay. The lady was holding her chest, but everyone was okay. I went back to our car. Mohanji opened the door and came out. He stood on the side of the road, and I noticed I had a burn on my hand.

Everything happened pretty quickly. The impact was big, but everyone was out of the car within a few seconds. It felt surreal. Somebody called the police. I asked Mohanji if we should get Jelena to come in and pick him up. He agreed. He had some pain in his chest and shoulder.

He and Milica collected the bags and went away. I stayed and sorted everything out with the police. When all this finished and the car was taken away, I got back home when the statements were taken. I found out that Mohanji was sleeping, and the people had been doing Mai-Tri on him.

I was pretty shocked. Being in a car crash is one thing, but being in a car crash with Mohanji, who’s pretty important to the world, in fact, very, very important to the world, was a massive shock. I just couldn’t believe it had happened. So, obviously, you take some of that responsibility on yourself. It was quite a weight. Mohanji was asleep, so I didn’t get a chance to speak to him.

Pretty soon, people who had been doing healing on Mohanji called me. I think it was Preeti who called first. She told me not to worry about anything, that everything was going to be okay, and that this was meant to happen. As discovered, the reasons for the accident were bigger. Someone said it was a combination of many things, attacks on our people and situations of crisis in the world, which Mohanji took as a hit on himself.

For me, this was quite a hard thing to accept. The fact that it was for a reason sounded nice, but the car crashed, and I was physically seeing what was happening, and now Mohanji was in bed. It was quite a challenge to accept that. Ivana Kalinic had also called me. She had done an MTM session for Mohanji. She told me not to worry and that I didn’t need to take any guilt for what happened, but it was still heavy on me.

Everything had finished, and we went to sleep. The next day, Mohanji went to the hospital to get checked. He told me to stay and rest. I was waiting, speaking to Milica and finding out what was happening. I was also messaging him, and as he went through each step, he let me know. He was also joking, making it lighter in a way. It was as if he was conveying, “This happened—fine, what else can we do?” Later, we didn’t have too much conversation. 

Later, I got checked, and we went to the hospital to give him some food. When I was there, the doctor came in and gave the verdict, and they said that they had bad news. Their strong suggestion was for Mohanji to stay in observation. But Mohanji decided to leave at his own risk. In between, he was getting many phone calls. A whole deluge of messages came in. Milica was doing a great job, speaking with doctors and taking care.

When we spoke first thing in the morning, Mohanji was immediately back to business. The question, “What do we need to do today?”. There was no “why” or any inquiry, any analysis. No time for that. We immediately started discussing the next steps: sorting out the insurance, finding out what the damage was, how do we get a new car etc. Getting a new car was a priority. Devi and Mila needed it for transport back to Serbia.

Mohanji said it should be exactly the same car, a newer version, but if we’re getting a newer version, it should be a hybrid. And also, it should be better, safer, a four-wheel drive, and white in color. So, the same car, newer model, extra features (which don’t really exist in this model of car hybrid, often at all), four-wheel drive (which is not a standard), and above all, a specific color of it. Personally, I never doubted, but this was something in the back of my mind. When he said this, I just thought, “I don’t really know about this.”

Anyway, we took the steps. Paula gave me one of the websites for cars. We looked, and it must have been on the first page, where the car was. The same Toyota rav4, a newer model, still with factory warranty, hybrid, which is what we wanted because of energy consumption and fuel, also a four wheel drive. Plus, it was white. I just laughed.

I know how Mohanji works, although it’s difficult to understand. Not only had the accident happened, and the possible metaphysical reasons behind it, but also what had been fixed was the closure of it within a quick time, not even a few days. With Mohanji, there are no loose ends.

Mohanji said that we should make sure that the car is all checked out and perfect. It was perfect, the right mileage, the right year, everything. It had only just come for sale a day earlier or on the day of the crash. I couldn’t believe it. We made a phone call, and we went to take a look at it on Monday. After checking the car, we only had two hours to reach the garage before it closed, and on the way, we hit traffic. We thought we would miss it. We called the guy, found another garage and arranged for it. Everything was taken care of.

We arrived, checked the car, drove around, and we agreed to get the car. Finding this car was incredible but not a surprise. We had arranged everything in just enough time to reach the airport before Mohanji arrived so that we could see him off. As Mohanji left, we sat down to discuss what had been done, the whole incident from start to finish. Before the trip, Mohanji said, “Why are we spending so much time in Slovenia this weekend? We have plenty of time on our hands.” It was like a joke. We didn’t know what would happen. By the end, everything was finished.

Alongside that, we worked on bringing Sai Baba to our Peace Center in Slovenia next year. Three months ago, I said to Mohanji that June next year is when we wanted to bring Baba. I said it’s pretty tight. He said, “If you have conviction, you set the intention, the strong sankalpa, it can happen.” I talked to Paula, and we decided to make a plan and make it happen. So we did that. I drove a caravan all the way from England to Slovenia so that it could be our first volunteer accommodation to get things moving. That reached in time for Vijayadashami, Baba’s Mahasamadhi.

We focused on making a strong sankalpa. We intensified the sankalpa in Wales temple and made great progress. This was like a counteraction to the accident that happened. We pushed so much that something else had to happen. We can’t have so much light without something bad coming. When we left, Mohanji turned to Paula and said, “Baba IS coming in June. So let’s make sure everything’s ready.” This time, he didn’t say it might be possible. He said Baba was coming.

In the midst of the accident, no program had stopped. We had visitors that weekend from the UK. Mohanji met them and spoke with them. We had programs on the land too. We Received guests from a Shirdi Baba temple in Vienna. We spent time with them, served them food, and we did everything which we should have done without any complication, saying, “Oh, we can’t do this now because there’s been a crash; we can’t do this because Mohanji is sick.” We were doing this because we said we would do it. It is needed.

The Global Volunteers Meet was near, and Mohanji was getting many messages about the accident. Just before my speaking slot, Mohanji told me to tell people what had happened because he was getting so many messages. Hence we announced it to all the global volunteers.

Madhusudan Rajagopalan, the CEO of Mohanji Foundation

I first heard about the accident around midnight that day, India time. Before the crash, I had spent a few days with Mohanji in Dubai. That evening, once he landed, we were in touch. I was checking if the flight was comfortable. Later, I went to sleep, and at midnight, Milica Miskovic called me and said that they had had an accident. The car was in bad shape, Chris had some burns on his hand, and Mohanji got a hit on his chest. My first question was how Mohanji was and how the others were. The next morning, around 10 AM, Mohanji messaged me, saying that it was a pretty nasty accident. If not for the security features of the car, if it was another car, this would have been death.

His message was to offer his gratitude to Shirdi Sai Baba, Mother Mookambika and Guruvayurappan (8-year-old Krishna) in temples. He said their blessings and protection saved them; otherwise, this would have been finito. He told me to convey his gratitude for saving him to our contacts in Shirdi, Mookambika and Guruvayurappan of Kerala. Then he shared that the most impact came on him and that others seemed okay.

Two things stood up for me in that message:

  1. His first response was gratitude.
  2. His second thought was concern if everyone was okay. Our people, as well as people in the other car.

We who have been with Mohanji for a while know there is some invisible army that travels with him and protects Him. As I was chatting with him, my question to him was about that. He said, “Nevermind. That is not relevant at this point in time. My protection is not my responsibility. Therefore I don’t think about that.” What He conveyed through that is, first, total acceptance. Secondly, detachment from his physical form. For him, his physical body is just a means of doing certain things in the world. It allows him to express, communicate, and do things.

I have had many opportunities to travel with Mohanji in a car and drive him sometimes, and whenever I do, I always feel super safe because I know his protection is always there for the whole crew, not just him. He also said, “Remember, even Adi Shankara was attacked, Osho was attacked, Sai Baba was attacked. In their own places, Masters are powerful. When you are in strange environments, when you are out of your place, nobody is 100% safe. Life is like a walk across the room. You just have to go through it practically. There is nothing to think beyond that.”

Not a moment in the entire conversation, starting from then till now, when I write this, have I heard even one question from him, saying, “Why did this have to happen? Why did it happen?” He didn’t dwell on that question for even a second. Even if somebody else initiated that conversation (I know that a few people asked Him “why”), He immediately answered, “It doesn’t really matter. We’re not going to get anything through thinking about why this happened. Instead, what we should be thinking about is purpose. What are we here for, what work are we doing, and what work are you supposed to be doing. Just keep your focus purely on that. Don’t look at this; I will be fine.”

When he was texting me from the hospital, he said, “This proves that I have a heart, and nobody can now say I am heartless.” So, he was joking. I said, “Besides the fact that there is no injury, I’m happy your sense of humor is still intact, despite all of it.” His response was again very light, saying, “I never care for all of this. That’s my body’s problem. With or without it, I can function fully.” Again, the takeaway was that he had absolutely no emotion whatsoever about the fact that he was in physical pain. Or about the question “why” it happened.

All he was thinking about was — okay, I have to go through this, I will go through it, nobody else needs to bother much. Mai-Tri practitioners were giving him Mai-Tri, doctors were giving him attention, and he was taking all of it in a very open manner. He didn’t protest against anything. The only thing he refused was taking painkillers because he doesn’t like any interference with the body’s natural system. He said he could endure a little bit of pain, but He doesn’t want painkillers which will disturb His natural system.

In the hospital, he said, “They may take my phone away. The show should go on even if I cannot attend things. Don’t slow anything down. Don’t pay attention to me; pay attention to our activities. No delays. Don’t slow down. Remember this. If I have my phone with me, we shall communicate. If not, this is my instruction until next time.” In one breath, he says they may take his phone, okay, that prognosis is not okay, and in the second breath, he is saying all that. The show should go on. No delay. I took it as an instruction, and I continued.

He decided to leave the hospital, saying that he didn’t like the hospital’s atmosphere where people were sick, weeping, crying, and alarms were beeping. When he left the hospital, He asked me to inform our doctors about the accident — Dr Wasir, a cardiac surgeon and Dr Umesh, homeopathy doctor. They are the doctors he regards very highly, so he wanted them to be updated.

That evening, I didn’t have any further communication. The next day, I got an update from Milica that he had already started working that evening, sending messages, responding to people, and giving instructions to some others. Our people in Shirdi, Mookambika and Guruvayurappan, conveyed their concern and love for him and that the prayers had been done. The main priest of Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Sulakhe Maharaj, said something very sweet. He said, “Please tell Mohanji that he’s doing so much good work for people in the world. Their love, affection and gratitude are what is working like armour for him.” He said he would personally start offering his prayers for Mohanji. I updated Mohanji about this. He thanked me and said there was no need for them to do anything out of the way, but I am very grateful for what Sulakhe Maharaj and others have said.

To sum up everything, I would say Mohanji’s key lessons from this are:

  1. Acceptance. I had not known that he had had this accident. If somebody had chosen not to tell me that Mohanji had this accident which could have been life-threatening, if circumstances were otherwise, there would have been no way for me to guess that something so major had happened.
  1. No stopping. I chose not to ask him questions and discuss other work matters for a couple of days. There were various projects that we were discussing when I left for my flight from Dubai, so I tried to keep it on hold for a few days, but that conversation started again on Monday. As far as he is concerned, the accident was like a temporary distraction, and it made absolutely no difference. Milica sent me some pictures of his activities on Sunday. I saw him playing with the dog in the house, and he was watching some cycling race or some expedition. He was open about walking. So, practically, if someone did not know that all of this had happened, there was no way they could have guessed.
  1. Pain but no suffering. He told me on Monday that his chest was still hurting. If he was stationary, it didn’t hurt that much, but if he was moving, laughing or talking, it gave him a little discomfort. Doctors told him it would take one or two weeks for that to subside. He also said one of the doctors had told him that normally, for an impact like this, at this speed and this level of collation, and the airbag activated fully, this could have led to a cardiac arrest, so it was a miracle that he was alive. The doctor was both surprised as well as very grateful. He said it should take him another week or ten days for the situation to come close to normal.
  1. Focus on purpose. Some people attribute the accident to various reasons, negative forces, this and that — in all of these cases, his response was to dismiss that line of thinking completely. Of course, many things in this world are possible. But he didn’t encourage that line of thinking — “this might be why this happened. That could be why this happened.” He just said, “Nevermind. This is not important. Focus on what needs to be done.” This is typical of Mohanji, but in this case, in what could have been a life-threatening situation, he lives his teachings.
  1. No attachment to the physical body. When Milica sent me the pictures, I told her that here everybody was worried about him having pain in the heart, and this man was walking around, seeing people cycle, enjoying, observing that — this cannot be a normal person’s reaction. Everything that we see is far away from who Mohanji is, and we may not really understand who he is. It’s quite clear that he is not the physical body. What he does and is, and what we see as the physical body, are two very different things. His physical body is a very small portion of what he is in a position to do.

PART 2 OF THIS BLOG IS TO BE CONTINUED SOON…

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 18th October 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 169 & 170

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 169 – Second Mohanji Satsang on our land in Slovenia

Yesterday was another landmark day here in Slovenia, as we submitted the registration papers to the court for the Mohanji Institute. The institute is the structure that we’ll set up here in Slovenia for all of the Mohanji Foundation activities. It was also a great day because we held another program on the land here. This was a meditation, followed by another Satsang with Mohanji. It was a very special event.

Each day, we’ve been making good progress here and taking steps despite all the challenges of COVID. The registration itself was quite a detailed process as all the information and all the submissions are in the local language, but we have a great volunteer here who has been incredibly dedicated, ensuring that we checked everything with local advisors and lawyers and translating from English to Slovenian. They’ve seen us through that process.

Mohanji’s energy has certainly helped. For example, we had to register or set up a bank account in order to submit the documents. After applying for a bank account, when we spoke to the bank to find out how long it would take and what we needed to do, the person on the phone said that it could take anywhere up to three days, and then, as I was collecting material in the town for the fencing off of the site during the coming weekend, I received a text that it was all approved, all done. The bank account registration happened within a few hours – Amazing!

Yesterday, I picked up the material for the fencing with a local contractor. There were hundreds of poles, wires, nails, and all the other material that we need to set the boundaries for the fencing this coming weekend. Step by step, it’s taking shape. What was nice yesterday was that when I went to drop off the materials on the land and store them there, people were just arriving for the meditation. They were setting up their yoga mats on the grass and all the chairs at the top of the hill, looking down across the valley. It was another really lovely afternoon, although this time with a bit more wind. It was great timing because there were people to help unload, and for me, it’s a lovely feeling to be able to work there, on our own land, with people coming to help, naturally getting involved, doing their bit to build something together. It’s a wonderful place and it’s going to be a wonderful message to the world.

As the meditation began, I drove to collect Mohanji in time for the Satsang and when we arrived, everybody greeted him. This was beautiful amidst the nature. And the Satsang continued. Yesterday, there was more wind. So, this added a challenge. But this didn’t stop the message from being delivered. It was an open event, and although it was mainly for the Slovenian teams and people, some had travelled from all over the country to attend as well, from Ljubljana and Lake Bled. Like the previous Satsang, it was out in the open, a very intimate setting. There were just a few people, eagerly listening to Mohanji.

He began the Satsang by explaining Dattātreya. That was the first question, “Could you explain more about Dattātreya?” Very fitting. Mohanji explained that Dattātreya is not just the beautiful nature that we see around us, but also our nature, our inner nature. Yesterday, there was more wind, which was more of a challenge, but it didn’t stop the messages from being delivered.

He also spoke about the time when his transition, from his successful business career in the shipping industry to a life of spirituality, began. It was the first conversation Mohanji had with a master, which was channelled by a lady. She had been contacting him for some time over email, saying that someone really important would like to speak to you, and he had ignored it at the time, thinking it was somebody looking to sell something, or it was a scam, looking to get some money. The email exchange began, and eventually, he took the call. This Master, through the discussion, told him that he would be known all over the world, in every continent and he’ll be speaking to many people. At the time, being a big introvert, this was unimaginable, but now as he spoke, I was watching the people there listening to him and thinking about all the activities which we have across the world, how it has actually become true.

As the evening came, all the swallows were darting between the trees, the wind really picked up and it became a bit gloomy, but right towards the end, the sun broke through and there was a golden hue across the land in the valley. Mohanji even commented that it looked like heaven, and for some, it felt like that too. At the end of the Satsang, Mohanji delivered Śaktipāt to everybody who was there before everybody departed; it was another wonderful program on the land in Slovenia.  

Day 170 – Supervision

This morning, thankfully, it’s a really beautiful morning here in Slovenia Sveta Ana. Today, we begin putting up the boundary fence for our land. The other day, we purchased the majority of the materials, at least to get started, and we’ll be assembling a group of people on the land for work, for the entire day I think, probably at least until early afternoon.

I’m happy that it’s sunny because then it’s not raining and so we’ll make progress today. One of the things which I’ve seen since being with Mohanji, which I really admire, is his complete commitment to every task. When he’s focused on something, he gives his all. Even for tasks like these, with the fencing, he’ll be coming in the morning, so that the direction is set and everything’s clear. Everything begins with clarity and an understanding of what needs to be done. I’ve noticed this for many of the activities that he does, he’s always fully present.

For example, with Acchan’s book launch, he was there, working out the minute details to make sure everything went smoothly. Even though he’s got many other tasks to be doing and work to be doing, he’s going to be coming in the morning, so that he can set out what we need to do here so that everything is done as it should be.

It’s something to admire and also to take a lesson from. He always says, “When we have teams and people working for us, the supervision part is really, really essential,” and I’m beginning to learn and appreciate that lesson much more.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 16th October 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 167 & 168

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 167 – The Sons of Brahma (Prajapatis) 

Yesterday (27/04/2021) was Hanumān Jayantī, and in the afternoon, I visited Mohanji with another volunteer helping us with Mohanji Slovenian registration. We’d gone there to share the day’s updates, as we’ve made significant progress, and to speak about activities/priorities for the week ahead. It’s exciting that we will have another Satsang on the land this Thursday, which people are already signing up for.  

One thing I would say is consistent about Mohanji is that there’s an element of inconsistency. He flows, and that means one never knows when he’ll speak or what he’ll share. You always have to be alert, aware and ready. Yesterday was another one of these surprise moments, and it was nice; as we sat in the room (Devi, Jelena and Mila), Mohanji spontaneously started speaking. This was prompted by the fact that Mohanji loves animals. He follows many good Instagram accounts with various animals and people who rescue animals and gives it his support.

He shared this picture of what I think was a goose, a gorgeous goose. It was delicate with unique colours. It was a close-up photograph. He asked, “Do you think that this was created by evolution? No way.” Thus began a Satsang, where he spoke about the Prajāpatis – the sons of Brahma who had the power to create. 

They could bring together all of the elements we have here on Earth, water, fire, space, and Earth itself. They had the power to create; infuse the creation with the intelligent energy of the universe, the same energy as our soul. Similar to how ritualistic priests can bring the energy of a specific deity into an idol when they consecrate the temple. This is what they did. He explained that there were many creators, many beings that had this ability, such as Sage Agastya, who brought Mohanji here.

They found this platform conducive to creation, a beautiful Canvas, a delicate balance of all these elements, Earth, water, air, fire and space. They set out as sculptors, as artists creating their masterpieces. Some are created in the air (various birds), others in the water (all marine life) and others on the land.

I share this because this was the conversation that was happening. I share as I heard and understood and obviously Mohanji’s opinion. He said that many beings had visited Earth from various planes, various lokas of the universe. These Prajāpatis, or creators, used this canvas to create with only one condition – the only rule they had was that they could not disturb the balance or the harmony of nature. Everything had to be complementary. There was nothing that could overpower anything else. There had to be something corresponding for every species to keep that species under control.

You have deer, lions, etc., so everything was in balance. The corresponding plant life for all the animals had to be created. The food was provided and medicines, in the form of plants etc. Most were programmed with this instinct that animals have to recreate, so everything was balanced and could look after itself.

Then degeneracy began, particularly in humans, with our “refined” human intellect. This mind, unfortunately, was then influenced by greed, ownership, me and mine, which started the degeneracy. Frequency began to fall from the higher aspects of love, kindness and compassion. This was when these beings left for other realms – somewhere more suitable to do the work.

I’d heard Mohanji share this before. He had spoken about it a few times, and it was great to listen to it again. I thought I’d share it this morning, so I took notes, and I can share some more over the following recordings too. Mohanji was in good humour, laughing and making jokes. He also shared his views on Rāvaṇa, which are really unique. Rather than the demon that people portray, Ravana was a great scholar, a great devotee, a great warrior, a great king, and so many great qualities other than his ego, which caused his demise/downfall.

Day 168 – Let it flow

I find one of the most beautiful aspects of walking this path, The Path of Pathlessness, of being with Mohanji is that it’s a unique journey. Whilst we’re all together, we’re each walking in our way; uniqueness is respected and encouraged. I enjoy the condensed teaching from Mohanji, which is: “Be you. Be you unapologetically, with all the strengths and weaknesses that you have. Recognizing that some people will like us and some will criticize us, the most important thing is that we fully accept ourselves as we are.”

It’s remarkable to watch Mohanji meet people because he meets them as they are. He fulfils everybody as they are (as they desire to be complete). Every time the interaction is unique, which I find amazing. The flip side of living with him, he’s never asked me to be a certain way, to act a certain way, or to change who I am. From this, I understand that he’s guiding me to completion as I am.

When we look at karmic beings, the fact is we have pending karma to clear. Mohanji has spoken before about the impact of suppressions and denials. I wanted to share that again today; reiterate it as it came up in conversation. Even though we have this path of liberation, liberation from this existence, he says all the karmic stuff must be cleared. Otherwise, there’s no movement. We all have that to work through. He says that when this stops, when the movement stops on the path, it’s usually because of denial or suppression of experiences which can cause this karma to be stuck.

In our conversation, he shared that it’s good to be aware of this because if something is denied or suppressed, it has the potential to bounce back just as hard. Like a spring, you’re pushing it down, suppressing it; once you release it, it can bounce back with as much force as was used to push it down.

Say, for example, someone has decided that it’s time to renounce the world; they’ve had enough and want to be in complete silence, meditate and not speak with anybody around. If this action amounts to suppression, then it has the potential to bounce back, even stronger, into this life, or maybe even another. But, if everything is being cleared, everything’s happening automatically – there’s a flow, then it’s good because eventually, silence happens naturally. 

If desires are all packed away and stored, then they have the potential to come back. I was curious because, at times, it feels as though desires have reduced, but then an event or situation may trigger something again. I asked Mohanji, “How can you know if we are clearing what we need when our destiny is already laid out? What if an event in the future prompts more desires?” 

He quickly closed this down for me. He said, “We don’t need to know what’s happening because everything’s just happening over time like a candle doesn’t know that it’s burning. As we live our life, it’s happening. Simply let it flow without resistance.”

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 9th October 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 165 & 166

By Christopher Greenwood

Day 165 – Borrowed fear and anxieties

In Slovenia, we’re taking steps to bring our space here to life. We held the first-ever satsang on our land, which was a really momentous occasion. This has given even more momentum to what we’ve started here. We’re more committed to finding a way of investigating all possible options to get something established within this year so that regular programs can take place. It’s exciting. 

I was reading back through the notes of the satsang. It was a very special satsang, as we sat out in nature. Mohanji was even sitting on a nearby log. There was no need for a grand setting; the stage of nature was beautiful enough. During the satsang, Mohanji shared a really good perspective about these times, which relates to a lesson I shared some time back, which was about keeping our inner space clean. Throughout the day, we interact with many different types of people and many different media, on the internet, on social media, and the news. We also have people with their opinions and perspectives. It’s very easy for us to take these in, then they sit inside of us, and as we know, we can only experience what we are in the world. We then project these out into the world, which can be anger, fear, jealousies, as it’s all coming from within. He shared that now we’re receiving many borrowed frustrations, from the internet, television, and the news.

These are borrowed fears and anxiety. Most of the time, it has nothing to do with this, but the addiction to social media, looking for information, makes it much worse. For example, every day, there are facts and figures about the number of people who have died from COVID in the world, the increasing number of deaths, and the new strains, and they’re always focused on those numbers. Mohanji shared that he received a message, which had the number of people who had died on one side of the message, but then also the number of people who had actually gone home or recovered on the other side. The number of recoveries is always much higher, but that’s never shown to us. It’s never shown in the media. We could be focusing on that, on how many people have recovered today, and celebrating that, but that’s not what the focus is. What happens in those instances? Mohanji asked the question that if we’re being told that this is what’s happening all the time, the natural thing to think is, “When will we also die?” It creates that fear.

The message he gave from that talk is that we can always look for the positives in life, what we have to be thankful for, and do the best we can to keep that inner space free from acquired fears and anxieties, those which aren’t our own. Awareness helps you, along with the company of good and positive people.

Day 166 – Purity of connection

Yesterday was another day of moving forward some of the tasks here for the Slovenia land, and for the Slovenian registration of the Mohanji Foundation, although it will be called something different, to align with the types of organizations here in Slovenia. In the evening, I spent some time with Mohanji, talking about the activities of the day and the next steps. On the land where we are, there is a really beautiful old house with a heritage. The architect came yesterday and she was explaining that not many of those houses exist anymore. It’s actually a very rich piece of Slovenian heritage, and how it was built and how it looks in the style.

We were saying that this could potentially become a temple for Sai Baba. We began to talk about the location because at the top of the hill is a very powerful energy center. I was also sharing with others about the time when Mohanji went to Skanda Vale in Wales, which has a really lovely temple where he inaugurated the Dattatreya temple. He did the prana pratishta personally, wherein he took a part of himself and installed it into the idol. Now many people are feeling the effects of worshipping Dattatreya. When people visit the temple, many things are being removed from them.

Somebody asked Mohanji if he had lost anything in doing that. He said, “No”, and that for him, it’s like lighting another lamp from one lamp. The original lamp still remains, it’s just taking the light and giving it somewhere else. The next question was interesting for me, because it was a good question. It was essentially: Would people feel the same energy there as if they come and are close to him physically? What Mohanji shared was interesting, and again, really gives an idea that physical proximity isn’t always a sign of connection. He said that physically, people probably won’t feel anything. He said, “You have to transcend the physical and the personality aspect, which isn’t easy.”

Even for people who do a lot of meditation, it may not be possible to recognise him. He shared that great saints, who had done a lot of penance and practices, couldn’t recognise Sai Baba, while somebody who was illiterate… they recognised him. He mentioned Megha, who had an intense connection to Sai Baba. He was an illiterate man. He couldn’t read or write but he recognised Sai Baba, and when Megha died, it was the only time that Sai Baba had tears in his eyes because he loved him so much, because of the purity of his connection. People asked, “Baba, why are you crying? You never cry.” To which he replied, “It’s because he’s a part of me”. He had said before, “All of you are sitting here in front of me and Megha doesn’t come to me, but he’s with me.”

Mohanji shared that, in order to have that connection, you have to have extraordinary determination and conviction. When that connection happens, you become that. So, Megha didn’t die a normal death, he became Baba.  I really liked this story, because it’s a reminder for me, that connection is more than proximity, more than the form, more than the personality. The true connection, the lasting kind, is beyond what the mind can perceive, the senses or the form. It’s the consciousness or the state. I can only imagine the purity of connection, which could bring tears to the eyes of a great master such as Sai Baba.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 2nd October 2022

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