“When a student is ripe and ready, the teacher just needs to add a spark and everything lights up.”
Ekalavya, a famous character from the great epic Mahabharata in ancient India, illustrated an exemplary discipleship towards his Guru, Shree Dronacharya – the Guru of Pandavas and Kauravas. Being refused the proximity of the great master, Ekalavya did not give up and built a statue of his Master. With complete surrender and utmost faith and devotion, he started learning archery. He became a better archer than even Arjuna, the best archer the world knows!
The lesson we learned from Ekalavya is, whether you are in physical proximity of your Guru or not, when you call him with great devotion and surrender, the Guru will provide you with all the teachings and will make you (his disciple) even more powerful than himself.
“GURU Gives Everything”
Dronacharya, Ekalavya’s Guru also demonstrated the high stature required to be able to give everything that the disciple needed and uplift the disciple. Master gives everything to everyone each time at the right time, unasked. Mohanji has demonstrated this beautiful aspect of our grand tradition everytime!
In today’s modern day also, we are seeing many such Ekalavayas who demonstrate their excellence which has been achieved just through their complete surrender and focus to Guru, even though they do not have the proximity to Guru’s direct teaching.
A recent email that came from Pavan in Nashik that explained how after just one meeting with Mohanji and a Shaktipat from him, his spiritual growth in last 8 years have taken to deeper awareness staying completely connected to Mohanji’s consciousness even though he did not have another chance of meeting or hearing from Mohanji.
Below is a narration from Pavan as received via email.
“My name is Pavan. I am writing this letter to thank Mohanji after 7 years of practice, that he initiated me in my first and only meeting with him.
I met Mohanji in 2010 when he came to Mumbai. I am from Nashik. I speak Marathi. Because my English is not good, I am writing this message with the help of a English teacher who is a friend,
Mohanji had a free program in a school and one of my teachers told me that I should go there. I was always happy for knowledge and I did not want to marry and waste life. I am 27 now. I am writing this only because Mohanji changed my life completely with one 5 minute meeting and a shaktipat.
During the programme, there were many people and I was not able to come close to Mohanji there. But, I wanted to touch his feet. Then an aunty announced that Mohanji would deliver individual Shaktipat. We stood in a line. All people were asked not to speak to him.
I decided that I must speak. When I reached him, he asked me in Marathi, “Have a question?” I was shocked that Mohanji was also a Maharashtrian. I did not know that. (Mohanji is not a Maharashtrian and does not speak or understand Marathi). I asked him in Marathi.
“What is my truth?”
He said “Your breath”.
How to catch it?
He said “Manana and Kriya”
He said, “Tame your breath through Kriya. Let breath be your thread. Then thread your breath within. It will remove your tendencies. Breath leads you to Freedom”.
By the time, the aunty told me to not to disturb Mohanji. Mohanji smiled asked me to close eyes and gave me Shaktipat.
It was like a thousand-watt power into my brain from his eyes and fingers. I felt dizzy. I felt completely empty. I became breath. Whatever he told me, I experienced that moment.
After this Shaktipat, I could automatically practice this for hours every day.
I never met Mohanji again. Nevertheless, what he gave me changed my life forever. I have no money to go for big programs of gurus. However, without any money, Mohanji gave me everything I wanted for this lifetime.
7 years of practice, today I feel I have reached a stage where my awareness has grown, detachment with consciousness and I feel always connected to the supreme consciousness. This have been possible with just one Shaktipat of Mohanji.
I am eternally grateful to the great Master Mohanji who gave me everything that I needed, without me even having to ask him.
Thank you Mohanji.
Such an honest and straight from heart expression from Pavan. During the seven long years where he had no communication or meeting with Mohanji, he was still connecting to Mohanji’s consciousness and kept on moving on in his spiritual journey. When he got the opportunity, he did not hideaway his gratitude and expressed in the best way he could do. Language was no bar!
He is probably one of the thousands that Mohanji has given such guidance, Shaktipat. Perhaps a word, a glance, a sentence or physical demonstration through his own life. However, how many have understood this aspect of the Golden Tradition or caught that thread and progressed ahead in life as Pavan has done?
Mohanji behind his unconventional, casual image, he stretches the rope of liberation towards everybody spontaneously who seeks with honesty and conviction.
Conviction, clarity and commitment can take disciples, as Pavan to miles ahead will also lead many more. Such honest exemplars will inspire many and their consistency will strengthen many.
Salute to the modern day Ekalavya, Pavan for sharing his incredible journey and gratitude to Mohanji for continuously showing everyone the path to liberation rising above the barrier of caste, creed, language and physical proximity.
|| Jai Brahmarishi Mohanji ||
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