Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 139 & 140

Christopher Greenwood

Day 139 – Trust stabilizes and protects

Good morning everybody. I hope that you are doing well.

This morning I read a quote from Mohanji about Baba Muktananda, a disciple of Bhagavan Nityananda, another powerful master who lived in Ganeshpuri, and his samadhi is not far from where our centre of benevolence will be. The quote said that the secret power of a disciple is unshakable trust in his/her guru. When Baba Muktananda was asked how he attained his spiritual powers, he said that it wasn’t through practices or meditation; it was simply that he never asked his guru, “Why?”

Baba Muktananda

Mohanji says that this kind of trust stabilizes, protects and makes a person invincible.

I shared a similar story in a past recording about Deepaka, whose guru abused him and put him through all sorts of challenges and tests, but he stuck firmly with his guru, and that’s how he attained his prowess. For me, this is a good point to reflect upon because much of the time I spend with Mohanji can be incredibly unpredictable. I’m sure anybody who has spent some time will be able to tell you the same. Sometimes you will be tasked to prepare something important, so you spend a lot of time making sure it’s correct and then, at the last minute, plans change and will no longer be required. 

Constant shifting and changing, if you took a step back, you may think that there’s something not quite right here. How can this change so quickly? It’s incredibly dynamic, and I’ve learnt that the journey is much smoother if I flow with the events as they happen and trust that it’s all contributing toward a good and positive outcome. 

Sometimes, I may not understand the reason behind actions that can cause the feeling of confusion, but I know this as the pushing of comfort zones, breaking patterns and frames that I have created. Without the unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary incidents, I may not awaken from my slumber of long-held patterns and comforts. This often means that there’ll be situations which push my comfort zone because I would have been expecting something, or I would have become familiar with something and settled. I think these things, which might seem strange in a way that is unexpected and out of the ordinary, are important because I would never have been woken up from my slumber of long-held patterns otherwise.

I remember a conversation which I had some time ago with Mohanji. We were talking again about why it’s so important to be wary of doubts. I feel that this question: “Why? Why is this happening? Why is it done this way?” is a slippery slope. After all, this question naturally sows a seed of doubt, and that’s all the mind needs to begin judging, comparing and creating separation.

Mohanji has said that once doubts set in, judgments can start, and comparisons begin sooner or later. There can come a separation in mind; once that’s set, it can very quickly turn into a physical separation, and alienation follows.

Today’s quote was a good reminder for me, bringing back the memory of these conversations. It’s a point for reflection because I recognize that in all the work which we’re doing, I have faith that what we are doing, what Mohanji is doing, is always for a higher and benevolent cause. 

I may not understand it. I may not see the whole picture or the complete vision, but there’s always something positive for me, the world, or others. There are numerous pieces of evidence of this that I have seen. You only need to look at all the platforms that are selflessly traded and the transformation it has brought to thousands, if not millions of people.

Have confidence that he knows what he’s doing.

Hope you have a great day ahead.

Day 140 – Appreciating the good in others 

Good morning, everybody!

I’m always amazed at the sheer number of people Mohanji is in contact with daily to move activities forward. He communicates and works with people worldwide from early morning until late evening. We have many activities happening globally through the various Mohanji-founded platforms. Alongside that, Mohanji has a number of roles in an advisory capacity for people doing equally great things in the world.

I’ve observed that he always sees the good in people, the best in people and their potential. He finds a way to encourage their talents; he empowers them to thrive in what they’re good at. It is the same for everybody who comes to him, even those who’ve ended up betraying him or talking bad about him. He never places expectations on people, nor does he talk too much about their weaknesses. Instead, he encourages and appreciates their talents, which you can visibly see gives people confidence, self-esteem and energy to do great things.

My lesson from this was that, more often than not, people gravitate to the bad things about a person, their deficiencies, and what they are not good at. For the thousands of good things someone does, we focus on the one bad thing that completely eclipses that person’s talents and good qualities. 

I include myself in this because I’ve realized that it’s easy to form an opinion or a criticism or take a view on what somebody has or hasn’t done. Thinking on this a bit more deeply, I realized this was due to an expectation placed on them on how they should or shouldn’t have been, which is entirely unfair. 

The practical lesson I’m taking from this is that now I’m consciously shifting my mindset to recognize that we all have weaknesses, yes, but more than that, people have great talents and capacities. If I can identify that more; recognize and encourage those qualities, the righteous qualities of those around me, it can make a difference.

I feel if all began to appreciate the good qualities in people, then that gives more support and guidance, which in the end, can turn into much more being done for everything which we’re contributing to.

I hope you have a great day.

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 3rd July 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 125 & 126

By Christopher Greenwood

Day 125 Lesson – Going beyond the ordinary  

In the past, I’ve shared messages about how Mohanji’s vision really encompasses all aspects of an activity or a platform. For example, each Mohanji founded platform has a very distinct vision, purpose, set of goals, and clarity on where it could potentially reach. Plus, we have the pace at which activities are moving. This is a deadly combination for good things to come into the world. 

What I wanted to share today was a new initiative, which has been founded by Mohanji, which I think is fantastic. And that’s the fruit tree plantation drive. Besides being a great initiative itself, for me, it’s a good reminder of how, when you have something, an idea, if you look at all of the options and the possibilities of how that could be taken to its highest potential, you can come up with something great. Because many people plant trees, but very few people have said – actually, we’re going to plant fruit-bearing trees. 

This is a good reminder for me because as the to-do list grows, what can be a common fallback is to quickly complete tasks as fast as I can, which means things get done. But then the time is also not taken to see if anything could have been done better, anything improved, whether something could have actually been something much greater. 

I’ve seen many tree planting initiatives across the world where people will plant trees in an effort to combat the effects of climate change or CO2 emissions. You could even pick these up when you were able to travel by air, not that we can do much of this at the moment, but on some plane tickets, you could tick a box and say that you’d like to offset the carbon emissions by planting trees. But what I hadn’t thought about and has come out from this initiative is, what trees are being planted. 

Here in India, there’s a popular way to plant trees or regenerate forests, and that is being done with Acacia. Actually, I learned here that this is terribly hungry for water; it sucks it all out of the ground, which means the surrounding areas are left devastated. So on the face of it, planting a tree is a good thing, but if it’s at the detriment of something else, it isn’t so good. Also, sometimes not many people look after the tree, so it will never grow to its full potential. 

With this initiative, the perspective has shifted. Because by planting fruit-bearing trees only, it’s sharing a message that this will give fruit for generations to come and the generation now. So all the animals, beings, and even people will benefit now and in the generations to come. There are five countries where this will be active at the moment: the UK, South Africa, Serbia, the USA, and India.

India has set the goal that by the end of 2021, they’ll have planted 100,000 fruit-bearing trees all across the country. And depending on the region, they’ll have the most appropriate tree for that location, including maybe some spiritual trees or ones where you have some other significance if fruit-bearing trees are not possible, like sandalwood or something like this. I think that’s a fantastic initiative. The teams are pulling all material together to start raising CSR funding, sponsorship branding and acquiring key volunteers. 

Using that analogy of planting a fruit-bearing tree, I’m wondering now what more I can do, especially as part of this platform, to be contributing and plant something that will give fruit for the generations to come. Because Mohanji has always shared that this platform will benefit many people, and what we set in place now, what we do now, and what we plan now won’t just be good for us, but it’s going to be helpful and benefit all of those who come after us. So now I’m thinking of which type of trees have I been planting and can I give more focus from water soaking trees to fruit-bearing trees.  

“Fruit tree plantation is not just an act of kindness; it is a social responsibility. This is giving the fruits of kindness to the coming generations beyond species. Fill the forests with fruit trees. Plant more fruit trees in and around your city. It brings sweet grace to our lives beyond time.” Mohanji

Day 126 Lesson – Loyalty

This morning when I went to speak with Mohanji, he was finishing recording his 4 am Club message. He records this every day without fail. The 4 am Club has about 200,000 members now across the world. It’s a Malayalam speaking community. Mohanji’s friend and the Club’s founder, Robin, asked Mohanji to record this message daily. So even when we travel, no matter what’s happening or where we are, Mohanji will record it. There’ll be a message sent that this is the topic, and then he speaks something. 

After finishing today, he just mentioned that this is out of the ordinary because usually, he wouldn’t do something like this every day. And that’s because most of his speaking comes spontaneously. For me, this shows what he’s doing for his friend. He’s said before that the reason he’s there is because his friend Robin asked him to. Since he’s been entrusted with this task, he does it complete justice without fail. For me, it’s a clear sign of his loyalty. In fact, extreme loyalty to all his friendships. 

Mohanji said before as well that when somebody trusts you, you shouldn’t give up on them ever. This is also powerful coming from Mohanji because he has experienced many betrayals in life; his business partners took away his company. Many people who were very close to him ended up betraying him, saying bad things, character assassinating, and all sorts have happened to him. But still, he’s extremely loyal to people when they show trust in him. 

Today for me, was a reflection on the lessons which come from how Mohanji interacts with people in friendships and relationships. For example, he’s always 100% clear on his relationship with a person. It’s his connection with them. And he wouldn’t let anybody influence that or sway it. Even if someone says this person is not good, or they’re bad, or they’re doing this, he wouldn’t be interested. Because what’s important for him is his connection with that person.

What he’s demonstrating, I can see through his life, is that loyalty is worth something. And when you look back at all the betrayals that he’s had, it’s quite amazing because I think many other people probably wouldn’t trust anybody again after they experienced those things. 

From time to time as well, there’ll be meetings arranged with his close friends from school days. He still has a really good group of people who he went to school with, both in his younger age and also in college. During our time in Kerala, we visited quite a few of these people. It was really nice to see that despite everything which has outwardly changed for Mohanji, in who he is, what his position is now in the world as a public figure, a recognized humanitarian, they’re still the same; they still have their connection, their jokes, very, very, very familiar. He even attends all the reunions and gives them real importance. 

A part of the theme for this year is friendships. I think it was a good reminder this morning. 

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 15th May 2022

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 83 & 84

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 83 Lesson – Mohanji’s Story: “The trap.”

 Good morning everybody. I hope you’re doing very well today. 

Yesterday I shared a short story about Mohanji’s trip to South Africa. Today I wanted to share another story, which is more personal, about Mohanji. He shared it during one of our morning conversations some time back. I was reminded of it again, not long ago, because we visited Kerala, where the story originated. 

I was really shocked by this story, actually, because I hadn’t heard of the levels of manipulation that someone would go to; it was unbelievable. I feel that this story echoes some of Mohanji’s qualities, how he approaches life, and also two great qualities, which have been the source of many problems in his life. 

1. He trusts people completely, 100% (Whoever comes to him, he trusts completely).

2. He can’t say no.

Now he has a good team of people around him to support and help with that. But this is from a time when that wasn’t the case. It was when he was based in the Middle East. 

Mohanji especially likes serving, and through a friend, he was introduced to a Swami and also to an ashram in Kerala. Every time he returned to India, he would spend his time there and serve. Over time, going back there regularly, he became more connected to the Swami and started to share, speak about many topics with him. 

At that time, Mohanji was going through a divorce with his ex-wife, and Swami said he could help. He began to intervene and suggested using his lawyer. Mohanji naturally trusted him and agreed to this, but the aim (which Mohanji found out much later) was manipulation; the Swami had a different intent. 

At the time, Mohanji had released the Power of Purity meditation; when Swami heard about this, he also wanted his own meditation, so he asked Mohanji if he could help. Of course, Mohanji was happy to take another opportunity to serve, and he wrote a meditation for him. As with everything, Mohanji goes the full way. He arranged for all the music to be organized, the recording, the production, the whole process, a complete package. Apparently, now the Swami still has just this one meditation, and he makes an absolute fortune from it. 

The main story is that Swami’s lawyer managed the divorce process. Mohanji didn’t know that the Swami was manipulating the lawyer to submit papers and draw out the divorce in a way that would trap Mohanji. 

By chance, or by grace, Mohanji met a friend in the Middle East, whom he knew from his youth, and they were talking about life and catching up. Mohanji told him about the divorce, and his friend asked him how long it had been going on. Mohanji told him it had been going on for about five years now and that his lawyer was fighting as hard as he could. This friend was shocked and said that the process of divorce usually takes about 6 to 12 months maximum as it’s a straightforward thing and that there was no need to fight really; it’s a process. 

Mohanji’s lawyer friend was not happy with what he had just heard, so he asked if Mohanji could pass on the papers to him to take a look and help him out. Mohanji agreed, but he didn’t have the papers as they were with the other lawyer in Kerala. Mohanji’s lawyer friend went to collect the papers, and he called him immediately; he was really angry because what had been filed was completely contradictory to what the lawyer had told Mohanji. 

Mohanji and the other half (wife) had said that they just wanted to have a divorce – (both parties were amicable to the divorce). But what was on the papers that had been filed was that the wife had run away, and Mohanji wanted her back. This meant that it was going to and fro between the courts and the lawyers for a long time. It was complete injustice because it had been set up; I think it would have been contempt of court; it would have been very difficult because the case would have been thrown out, and they wouldn’t have gotten a divorce. Mohanji wouldn’t have even been able to leave the country again because he would have to be there with the responsibility to take care of his wife. So Mohanji’s head was inside the lion’s mouth.

The lawyer friend took it on himself because of this injustice, and he wanted to help Mohanji. Although he couldn’t guarantee a successful outcome, he said that “With the blessing of Sai Baba, we would give it our best shot and see what we can be done.” Mohanji agreed to this. 

Obviously, Swami’s lawyer and the Swami weren’t happy about that. But when they took it back to the court, the judge couldn’t believe that there was now a new position after five years of working through this case. So the judge said, “Cancel the old case and start a new one.” 

That was a real blessing because the process could be started afresh. It was a simple thing because when the judge asked Mohanji what he wanted, Mohanji said, “I just want a divorce,” and the same reply was on the other side too. There was no blame; there was no fault. It was a very open and honest situation. Mohanji was happy to provide whatever was needed from the other side. Everything that she had brought into the relationship; all the gifts that Mohanji had provided to her; all the jewellery and everything, he was happy for her to take it. Only one thing he wanted was the earrings that Ammu was wearing when she lost her life. That’s the only thing he asked for, and that was the agreement. 

On the other hand, the Swami was not only manipulating Mohanji’s wife, saying that Mohanji had lots of money; he was telling her not to give him a divorce and to make sure to get all that money from him. Also, the Swami was looking to entrap Mohanji on both sides. I shall explain why in a little bit. It ended up that Mohanji had to go to his people whom he trusted to pull together the money. Everything got pulled together; it was deposited in the court’s jurisdiction so they could see everything. Then he settled everything, so it was all done and finalized. Later on, he paid everyone back as well. 

All this happened because there was a prediction that Mohanji would be very famous in the future, and the Swami knew this. The whole calculated plan was to bring Mohanji back to this ashram, to have him there so that people would come to visit him, and the Swami would be making lots of money from it. 

I really couldn’t believe this story when I heard it. I’m sharing it with you now just as an example of some of the situations that Mohanji had to face in his life because I haven’t heard this before.

In the end, the judge was very surprised because there was no contempt or animosity between Mohanji and his ex-wife; they were laughing and speaking well to each other. Even at the end of the proceedings, Mohanji also shared that if any time there’s a problem, he’s there, just a phone call away. 

I hope you enjoyed that story. For me, it was a real shock to hear about this Swami and the levels of manipulation he orchestrated and the potential problem it would have caused to Mohanji in his life. 

Have a great day, and speak to you soon.

Day 84 Lesson – Reminders

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

In the past few recordings, I’ve shared some of the stories from Mohanji’s life, which has given some lessons for me, and I hope they have for you too. 

Today, I am reverting to my own experience, as yesterday, Mohanji met with a few people who had come to see him. 

After the hectic trip, it was a great reminder because listening to their questions; reminded me of some of the questions I had a few years back when I first met Mohanji. 

These times always give me an opportunity to reflect on where my thinking is now and how I feel now. There were simple questions, which I think most people have when they’re following a path, like: What can I do more? Or what do I need to do next? Or what’s the next step that I need to take? Is there anything that I should be doing, a new practice? These types of questions, which are very, very valid. 

I always appreciate the simplicity that Mohanji brings in when he speaks, where he reminds us that this path we’re following, the Avadhoota path, is to become ourselves fullyThe fact is that we are all unique creations, unique beings. It’s all about understanding ourselves. He says it very simply that all we have to do is just spend time with ourselves, understand ourselves, accept ourselves with all our strengths and weaknesses, and love ourselves. 

When people ask what they can do to help in the world, Mohanji answers with simplicity, which I really enjoy hearing time and again. He says to always, “Do what you can within your capacity; if you can give food, give food. If you have time, give time. If you have skills, then give skills, and if you have love, then give love. Living that is selflessness.”

These messages were a good reminder after the incredibly hectic and fast-paced trip, which I think I explained in all of the daily messages – the constant changes in plan, the different people, languages, locations, different foods, and tirelessness Mohanji, and keeping up with him. With lack of sleep and sleep patterns completely disrupted, it was a complete breaking of all comfort zones and was uncomfortable. It was like a real shaking and an opportunity for practical experience to come face-to-face with myself; how I was in those situations, where my stability was when all that was happening. Whenever I observe Mohanji, no matter what happens, he’s always cool, calm, and composed, and it’s a flow. 

I spoke with him about this, just to say how I felt and that sometimes it was a little bit wobbly. He said that that’s bound to happen when comfort zones have been broken. So it was a practical experience that we always need to be in a place and in a position where we can ride whatever is coming in life. 

For me, it was also a practical experience of contemplation about what’s inside me, understanding more about myself and my patterns. This is what Mohanji says to people when they ask what they need to do: “Just understand yourself, spend time with yourself.” 

In December, we had finished the boot camp program, where Mohanji explained clearly, in a very simple format, that everything which we’re experiencing in the outside world is really a projection of what’s inside us, and depending on what the outcome is of the experience that we’re having, and our expectations associated with that, we either put it into the category of happiness or sadness, of satisfaction or disappointments. Knowing this is important, especially when all the feelings are coming up and when we are confronted with a lot of things from inside, which sometimes we are not aware of when living a normal life. 

This was definitely happening for me because whilst I’d been staying in Bangalore house though it has been busy yet, there was a routine in which I would settle, which was completely shaken. Here is another example of the types of changes of plan that happen. Mohanji is going on another trip now to see a few places not far away, and he had said to me (I thought a day ago), “That’s okay, and you stay back this time.” I said, “Okay, I’ll stay back”, and yesterday, it changed, so now I’m going again, packing and getting ready for another trip, preparing for another travel.

I look forward to sharing with you all what comes from this new trip. 

To finish this daily message, I wanted to just say the lesson that I’m really learning today is acceptance. When all these comfort zones were broken, it was uncomfortable during the trip, and those thoughts easily led to negative thinking and overly self-critical. 

So this understanding of who I am, and accepting it, has been a practical lesson. I’m just surprised at how this journey keeps on going and going, and I’m really curious if and when will it stop? I know other people recently have been going through similar things. 

I hope you have a good day today. After a fast pace and hectic trip where many comfort zones were challenged and broken, this was a good reminder of the ongoing lessons to understand, accept, and love. I was also reminded of the blog in which Mohanji has written ‘Living with a Saint‘, which gives a good picture. 

Speak soon.

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 12th December 2021

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

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Lessons living with Mohanji – Days 71 & 72

by Christopher Greenwood

Day 71 Lesson – The bus is moving

This morning is quick packing again for the next location. We will now be making our way back towards Palakkad, Kerala, for the Shirdi Sai Baba Pratishta Dinam function on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of January. 

Yesterday was a really interesting day for me. We’ve been doing a lot of activities again (the same as every other day, right from early mornings until late at night, the day is full of activities). It started in the morning with a visit to a land which somebody had gifted to Mohanji. It was a beautiful sight to behold (location – very remote); at the moment, there’s a coconut plantation there as far as the eyes can see. Something really unique is being planned for that piece of land; I’m excited to see that come to fruition. 

Mohanji has been visiting places and connecting with people, and there is a real momentum coming together for something really good in the future. The pace, as I’ve mentioned before, is very quick; it’s very intense. There’s no time to take some rest or to take it easy or for lethargy to creep in. 

I was thinking about this a little bit more this morning because, for me, it’s almost as if the travel that I’ve been able to join Mohanji in is a micro version of the macro version, which is – movement has to happen when you’re with Mohanji. There’s no time to be dwelling on what has been or what might come. It’s now. It really is living in the moment now, being aware of everything. 

As we’re moving so quickly, everything has to be organized; everything has to be in its place, and we have to be prepared. If I let a little bit of tightness or lethargy creep in, or maybe don’t have things ready, it can be a rush to catch up again. If I’m not completely aware of what we’ll be doing, then it’s very difficult to continue the rest of the day. There’s a bit of a destabilization, so to stay stable and to be able to do my other work, everything has to be in order – in the right place at the right time. 

As Mohanji moves through the day, this is the observation that I have: there’s no real discussion of where we are going next to make sure you are prepared and have everything needed. You’re expected to be aware of what’s happening. He just moves; he goes. It will just be as quick as, “Okay, we’re going here now; this is happening now.” You have to be ready to move with that as well quickly. There’s no, “Okay, give me 10 minutes; I’ll be ready in that time.” You have to be ready then, and you’re going – it’s fast-paced. 

I was thinking, the lesson that I took from this morning is – this is probably a smaller version of his general direction, his pace, and also his destination. Mohanji has always said, “That at any point in time if things become too much, or you want to go back, no problem, you’re free to go. But just remember where you’re going back to – you’re going back to comfort zones, going back to habits, going back to patterns.”

Unburden yourself with Mohanji – Experiences With Mohanji

Generally, he has spoken earlier that he’s got a destination to reach. He’s happy for as many people to come on that journey as they want, but he has to move. He speaks of the bus analogy; he can sort of stop the bus or park the bus for a certain amount of time, but it has to move. So for all people who are stopping, or who may have left him, or who may have decided it’s not completely for them at that time, to catch up is very difficult. 

 I experienced this on a daily basis, trying to catch up with the pace, so over a longer amount of time, I think it would be very difficult. 

That’s the lesson which I wanted to share today. I’m also taking away that it is really about being aware now of the moment that I have, the opportunity that I have, and that all of us who have been connected to Mohanji have. Because like he says, “There are no dress rehearsals in life.” There’s no Okay, I’ll have a practice, and then I’ll give it my real go. It is now, the moment is now, and life is now. And if we’re not living in the now, then we’re not living the truth of what we have, which is the moment that’s right in front of us. 

Now, it’s becoming a daily reminder of the small, minute to minute, hour to hour interactions and of the speed of the program for my much larger objective and purpose of where I personally want to go to. 

Day 72 Lesson – Standing by those who trust him  

Yesterday, we left Kannur to travel back to Calicut. For me, it’s been a complete, fast-track introduction to the culture and lifestyle of South India. I’m enjoying all the different experiences and exposures provided, especially the breakfast, dosa and vada, which are really tasty. The scenery and greenery too, it’s very beautiful, even if it’s only just witnessing, as we pass by all these nice places in the car because there’s definitely no time for sightseeing. 

This trip has been quite interesting for me because I’ve noticed that a lot of the trip, Mohanji has been spending time catching up with old school and college friends. We’ve driven through the various towns and cities; we’ve been meeting all the different friends, and also, I’ve been able to see all the places where Mohanji spent his youth; his school and his family home as well and other locations have been pointed out along the way. 

What’s lovely to witness is that, even though so many years have passed since he met his friends, the coming together is like the same connection they had when they were either at school or college. For example, they used to go and see feature films all the time during their college days and other experiences that different friends have shared too. It’s good to see that those relationships have stood steady; they stayed strong even after many years of not meeting. For me, it shows that regardless of what has happened and the changes in Mohanji’s life, he still stayed the same with them in that connection. There is a deep affection, and it is as if time has never passed.

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One particular meeting yesterday was touching for me because it truly showed how Mohanji stands by those who trust in him. It was a visit to the family of a man who was a close friend of Mohanji during his earlier years and also his days when he was working in Muscat. I can’t share the full details and don’t want to because it’s not my story to tell. But I can share the main points. 

This man was a businessman in Muscat. One day he called Mohanji and told him that despite having all the connections in business, all the associates, and all the friends, it was only Mohanji that he trusted. 

Mohanji took this as a joke and said, “How come you became so sentimental all of a sudden, this isn’t like you.” They had the conversation and left it at this. The next day (it was very far from a joke), the man had a tragic accident, which left him in a vegetative state. He had his wife and children too, and at that time, his wife called Mohanji because he had also spoken to her and said that there was only really Mohanji that he trusted in his life. So she contacted Mohanji about this situation, and he gave himself fully to help. 

It was a very complex story; Mohanji shared with us a lot of details about it. He had to support them in many ways, but the result essentially was that she was supported. He did his duty that he had towards his friend who trusted him so much. One of the outcomes is that the standard disability payment would have been 5,000 Riyals in that country, but Mohanji managed to arrange through whatever ways that it became 30,000 Riyals. The only condition was that they couldn’t meet; (Mohanji and this lady) because he didn’t want anybody to think that he was part of that situation to take any money as that’s how society will see things. At that time, Mohanji’s friend’s son was only four, as all this happened in the early 2000s.

Yesterday, we visited her and her family, and it was a really warm welcome. Mohanji spent a good time talking to her son, who’s now a very successful man in his own right. Mohanji reconfirmed that his support was always there. Mohanji invited the son to breakfast this morning, where he was introduced to contacts and well supported. 

The whole story has many finer details, which are quite remarkable. What I take from it, what I’m witnessing is that Mohanji stood by this man, even though the circumstances were very challenging. From all the interactions that I’ve seen as well between Mohanji and his friends, he still stands by them all. He actually stands by anyone who places their trust in him. 

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|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI ||

Edited & Published by – Testimonials Team, 31st Octber 2021

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Kalpataru series – He knows best

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By Shivani Manghani, UK 

A lovely testimonial of a wish to buy a new home fulfilled with grace and protection. Shivani describes how Mohanji took care to ensure her family moved to the best home, avoiding any troubles along the way.

This Testimonial is a very small example to show how Mohanji works his magic to ensure that his devotees are always protected from the world’s adversities.  

To give a brief background, I have never met Mohanji, but I feel a sense of deep connection to him after listening to his knowledge sharing sessions on several platforms. However, I have spoken to Subhasree, a Mohanji Acharya, and the one thing that stayed with me after the conversation with her was, “Welcome to the Mohanji family! You have a strong connection to him, without it, you would have never called.” 

This particular incident that I’m writing about happened in the last few months. My husband and I have been thinking of moving houses for about five years now, and it has just never happened. With our son having no outdoor space access, we decided to take another chance during this pandemic. We had seen this particular house that we loved and offered for it on the same day. The sellers decided to respond within a few days after they got all the offers on the table.  

As I’m quite superstitious, the one thing that bothered me was the house number. The house number was 71, which when added up, adds to number 8, which is not an auspicious number. However, I brushed that to the side as the house itself was amazing.  

The one thing I prayed to Mohanji during this process was to bless us with a house that is best for us, and I just kept my faith and patience in him.  

A few months later, after several rounds of negotiating, our offer finally got accepted, and we were delighted. Time passed by, and for some reason despite our offer being accepted, the process of initiating the purchase did not commence, so we decided to let this house go. To be honest, I was slightly disappointed; however, in my heart, I knew that Mohanji knows what’s best for us.  

A few weeks later, we saw another house around the corner, and there were close to 15 people waiting to view this particular property. My hopes were close to nil, considering the competition. 

When we went to see the house, the one thing that struck my attention was the house number…. Number 9! This was Sai’s number! We were super excited as we are ardent Sai devotees. I still didn’t raise my expectations to avoid disappointments; however, deep in my heart, I trusted Mohanji.  

We made an offer on the same day and to our surprise, our offer got accepted immediately. I could only be grateful to Mohanji as we were both truly delighted. The process was initiated and completed in an exceptionally smooth manner. Now, this didn’t end there.  

I already knew that this house that Mohanji had blessed us with was the best one for us, but Mohanji also decided to let us know why he didn’t let the process of purchasing house number 71 begin. 

To our surprise, we got to know that the buyers who were in the process of buying house number 71, tried to offer on house number 9, months after our offer had been accepted. Our sellers were too kind to tell us this, and they also mentioned that they would never break our trust by taking any other offer in the middle of the buying process. We also got to know that the sellers of house number 71 decided not to sell the house months into the buying process. This caused both the buyer and the seller of house number 71, a lot of money and several months of lost time. 

After listening to this, I had goosebumps as Mohanji not only saved us from this disastrous situation but also blessed us with an amazing home. I am utterly and truly grateful to a Master I have never met physically but who has protected us in every way possible. He is the bright light guiding us, and I am very lucky to be a part of his family.  

|| JAI BRAHMARISHI MOHANJI||

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

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

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