Written by Neha Parekh and Nilesh Parekh
My journey with Mohanji started just three months back by “accidentally” viewing him on one of Sai Baba’s blogs and since then me and my wife Neha went through his various blogs and you tube videos and felt deeply connected with him.
Words will always fall short of what one feels, the only thing that I can think of is this Prayer at his lotus feet:
You are the real goal of our life
You are the GOD and power
Complicated as it may sound in theory, it is as simple as can be! The theory I was born and brought up with made me think “GURU” is someone we pay our respects to, someone we need to be more than cautious while serving, someone who might be annoyed by a little mistake. The fear of incorrect performance would always play on my mind. It would thus be a binding relationship, no free will to be natural as such. This made me a little skeptical while approaching any Saint or Mahatma. But to my amazement: all the barriers, constraints and blocks were demolished a few months ago. It was on 11th April 2014, I was browsing through YouTube in search of a new link for Sai Bhajans. Something on the side caught my eye, it was a link that said: ”Mohanji’s Shirdi Sai experience”. I overlooked it as I usually do not like to open any link besides Bhajans. I scrolled to the next page, and the next, but it was as though this link kept following me, calling me to click. I wondered who this Guru was, but since it said Shirdi Sai,I surrendered at Sai’s Feet that were drawing me as would a magnet to click it. I opened that link and heard Mohanji for the first time in my life, amazing. After a while I felt as though the voice became the background and Mohanji and HIS presence engulfed me. It is hard to explain. My eyes burst out with unknown tears welling in the corner of my eyes: I was Ecstatic. I felt I had FOUND MY BABA. I felt the trembling with me. I was mesmerized by Mohanji’s Presence… I was sure this is My Sai’s Leela. Nilesh walked in just then and I showed him this link, and what happened next? We both were glued to Mohanji and HIS Videos. We would steal time out of our busy routine to be with Mohanji’s blogs and videos, later we would discuss with each other about what we heard or read. Thus Baba started this small satsang between us on daily basis. Thus Baba was bringing us closer as spiritual partners.
Next day at work, as unusual as it may sound, but I tried frantically calling the numbers available on MOHANJI.org I emailed a couple of ID’s that were listed there. To my amazement, a gushing pour from all IDs came across giving me the necessary info I was looking for. I had to get connected to Mohanji, but little though I knew: HE was already connected with us! J Mohanji Team was so helpful in directing me to MY SOURCE, MY MOHANJI! Deep Gratitude to Lataji, Ganeshji and the Mohanji’s Office team. I was directed to Charudidi who handles the Canada communication. A wonderful Soul! She helped us by further explaining about Mohanji’s Grace and the different experiences she had during her stay in Muscat, thus strengthening our Faith even more.
I silently started yearning for more. Like my hunger for more of Mohanji‘s spiritual talks was never satisfied. We started following HIS blog where HIS schedule caught our eyes. I silently started wishing for HIM to visit Toronto, but it was not a part of HIS Travel Schedule and secondly, I thought how could a naïve girl like me who is ignorant about HIS stature dare to invite HIM. But to my astonishment, about 3 months from the first connection with HIM over YOUTUBE: MOHANJI WAS WALKING OUT OF THE GATES OF TORONTO AIRPORT WITH OPEN WIDE ARMS. BEARING THE MOST ADDICTIVE SMILE ON HIS FACE. MY PRABHU! MY KRISHNA HAD ARRIVED TO ANSWER SUDAMA’S CALL! UNBELIEVABLE! AND THOSE WORDS: “NEHA I AM HERE FOR YOU”. MELTED MY HEART AWAY! MY HEART DID A THOUSAND SUMMERSALTS. I WAS LIKE A KID IN A CANDY SHOP! J
In this era of kaliyug, not once did I ever think that Lord Krishna would go to Sudama. My Mohanji came in Krishna’s form to fulfill the desires of naïve girl like me. Who knows not what is PRABHU, who is just but blinded by HIS love, who knows nothing besides the DIVINE LOTUS FEET OF MY PRABHUJI! JAI HO!
Since two days prior to Mohanji’s arrival in TORONTO, my heart randomly kept humming two lines of a bhajan to my amazement ,that says:
“KAUN KEHTA HAI BHAGWAAN AATE NAHI” – WHO SAYS GOD DOES NOT APPEAR
“TUM MEERA KE JAISE BULAATE NAHI” – CALL HIM WITH LOVE FAITH AND DEVOTION, HE APPEARS!
We were overwhelmed, our joy knew no bounds. Nilesh and I were behaving as though an we were adolescents falling in love for the first time in their lives. GRACEFUL! WONDERFUL! AMAZING….! OMG! I am at a loss of adjectivesJJJ Mohanji came into our lives walking straight through our hearts and now HE DWELLS WITHIN OUR HEARTS. HE IS IN US AND WE ARE HIM. IT’S AN AMAZING, HEART-MELTING, WARM AND LOVING FATHERLY-MOTHERLY FEELING HE BESTOWED UPON US! WE FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD! LIFE COULDN’T HAVE BEEN BETTER THAN THIS! HEAVENLY!
I thought about the theories of Guru that I have learned through my childhood that were all proving wrong.
THE GURU TATTWA INDEED IS: “GURU IS A MOTHER, GURU IS A FATHER, GURU IS A FRIEND, GURU IS A BROTHER, GURU IS UNBINDING AND GRANTS YOU FREE WILL. EVEN IF WE CHOOSE TO LEAVE HIM, HE DOES NOT LEAVE US EVER. ALWAYS CARING, ALWAYS LOVING………HOW CAN GURU BE LIKE GOD?” Was a question my mind bore. BUT THE TRUTH IS: GURU IS WALKING GOD! GOD CHOOSES TO COME IN A FORM OF A GURU TO FULFILL ONE’S NEED TO EVOLVE FURTHER. GURU BHUGWANTA IS MOST AMAZING. Our pain and agony reflects straight on GURU’S heart. HE LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY. GURU IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAPPENING IN ONE’S LIFE. FORTUNATE ARE THOSE WHO ARE BLESSED BY THEIR GURUS.
We were very nervous about the programmes in Toronto as this was the first time we were conducting on this scale. But it was Pure Grace of MOHANJI that one after the other all the events rolled smoothly to our amazement. Many were connected; People were flocking to see Mohanji. It was HIS GRACE. The first POWER OF PURITY meditation in Toronto was overwhelming. People were touched. And what can I say about Mohanji’s Shaktipat? Just beyond words. So many souls touched, so many lives transformed, life has a different meaning for many since after meeting Mohanji. GRACE, GRACE AND MORE GRACE!
What could I offer at HIS Feet but my heart full of Love! Selfless service and unconditional Love is what I have learned is the Best offering to my Guruji’s Divine Feet. His teachings are as simple as can be. He said do not get into complicated theories, SPIRITUALITY IS SIMPLICITY. FLOW LIKE A RIVER AND BE A STREAM OF FRESHNESS TO MANY. BINDING IS BLOCKING AND FLOWING IS EVOLVING. GIVING IS HAPPINESS AND SHARING IS BEAUTY OF EXISTENCE. TUNE IN TO NATURE. NATURE TEACHES US SIMPLE LESSONS OF LIFE……CONNECT WITH NATURE AND LOVE ALL UNCONDITIONALLY.
The transformation within is inexplicable. Perceptions have changed, preconceived notions have dissolved. All is all a new life where in serving and loving as the main Motto has emerged. From this point in time, nothing is more important than being valuable to the world, being useful to the needy, and being open to changes. SERVING MY GURU BY LIVING HIS TEACHIGS!
To sum up Mohanji’s Grace in a few words is a an impossible task. But In a short span of time spent in Mohanji ‘s Grace, the teachings HE has imparted will remain with us for eternity. HE brought out the true essence of our being. Taught us to leave our prejudices behind, and see all as one. HE inspired us and shook our rigid beliefs, molding us in a manner so simple and effective. So clear yet so possible, HE gave us these tools to use our potential to the fullest. Showering unconditional Love at all times is the main sewa we can offer in Our Prabhu’s Feet
Thus, this experience was a heart drenching, soul touching, and Uplifting.
DIMISHING THE I …. SURRENDER MY HEART AND SOUL IN THE LOTUS FEET OF MY GURUDEV….MY BABA!
GURU TATTWAS IS THE BEST HAPPENING IN MY LIFE……………MOHANJI IS THE BEST HAPPENING IN MY LIFE!
Life is full of SURPRISES, at every turn there is some ANXIETY
It makes us CURIOUS at times putting us on an edge that is THRIFTY
Why does it AMAZE us so much? Have you ever wondered about your own INQUIRIES?
We come INNOCENT and SERENE into this WORLD, all alone in our TRANQUIL self.
But we end up in BONDINGS that are STRONGER than the knots in a SHIPSHANK tie
The PROXIMITY with each one in this space gets CLOSER than the actual REALITIES
ATTACHMENTS we fall into even before we realize different ENTITIES
What are we? Why are we here? And What are we doing ……
Are some QUESTIONS that are farther than the far from our PRACTICALITIES
What is this that has us BOUND so strongly?
where did it all come from puts me in a state of utter BEWILDERMENT
It was all here, everywhere, every time…………It was ME who had ACCEPTED this
It was ME who had ADORNED this and walked this path in IGNORANCE and CARELESSNESS
There is a Particle they say in the UNIVERSE…………GOD is the name and everywhere HE RESIDES
HE came to me in a GESTURE so SUDDEN, that it made my senses PARALYZED
STUNNED I was and ASHAMED I am….. for lost I have the valuable years that were earned by me in my past SPECIES.
Though grateful I am to HIM that The Path HE showed was LIT UP once again by HIS GRACE
A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE was when HE came walking in my life in the form of a MASTER
A MASTER who showed me who ACTUALLY was me…………..what is the purpose of my LIFE
HE NURTURED me with LOVE and CARE………with ENDURANCE and GRACE
HE held my tiny hand within HIS strong hands and plucked my KARMAS as though RIPENED they were
HE MOTHERED my soul and FATHERED my GROWTH………HE DEMOLISHED my EGO and made me start AFRESH
GRATEFUL indeed I am OH MY GREAT MASTER…….GRATEFUL I AM!
For all THY GRACE and ABUNDANCE OF LOVE SHOWERED ON ME………..
FOR REVEALING MY TRUE SELF……FOR INTRODUCING MY LONG LOST FOUNDATION OF LOVE…….
LOVE IS WHAT YOU ARE MY MASTER… LOVE IS WHAT I AM……….LOVE IS WHAT ALL IS ABOUT…..
LOVE IS THE ONLY LIGHT IN THE WHOLE WIDE UNIVERSE FOR US TO SURVIVE……..
With the KNOWLEDGE IMPARTED BY YOU…AND BY YOUR GRACE SHOWERING CONSTANTLY ON ME.
LIBERATE I WILL FROM THIS MORTAL WORLDLY BEING SOON………
LIBERATE I WILL FROM MY FEELINGS AND SENSES TOO….
LIBERATE I WILL FROM MY OWN BUILT UP WALLS OF LUST AND GREED…
BREAK OPEN I WILL OH MY GREAT MASTER INDEED…………..COZ……
LIBERATION IS WHAT YOU ARE WORKING WITHIN ME TO BE……….
FOR LIBERATION IS MY RIGHT AND REMAINS IN MY FATHER’S DIVINE LOTUS FEET.
LIBERATION IS MELTING OF THE “ME” AND MERGING IN “THEE”…..PRABHUJI YOU ARE THE SOURCE OF MY LIFE…..TO SET ME FREE………AI HO
PAAY LAAGU BABAJ