A Letter of Gratitude – Mohanji’s Birthday Message 2019

My dear embodiments of purest love,

I am deeply grateful. While I write this, I am filled with gratefulness to each and every one of you and your families for taking me to your heart and doing good for the world on my birthday and beyond. My heart is full because, at least on this day, so many people of various species slept peacefully, with food in their stomach, a clean cloth around them or slept peacefully feeling and understanding that someone out there cares for them. Your kind gesture fills me up. The most precious wealth that I have earned in this life is your love. My favourite abode is your hearts. I love to live there. I love it there. The “life” in your hearts is my inspiration, love in your heart for me is my food and energy. I love you and care for you more than you perhaps are aware. I work all the time for your welfare and well-being. I do not live for myself. I do not need anything more than the human basics. You are truly my family, my true family, who stood by me through sunshine and rains, thunders, lightnings, tsunamis, earthquakes, summers, winters and springs of life. How can I leave your hand ever, since you have never left mine? I am grateful.

Food, clothes, and shelter are the basic human needs. Health care, education etc. follows. It is the responsibility of every citizen of this world to share food, clothes and shelter with those who do not have them. Compassion is the higher consciousness that we have inherited from the great selfless masters who guided us selflessly. What you share, you have, as grace. Whatever you earn from earth, we do not have forever. Give more than we can take from earth. Share whatever you have been empowered with. Our net worth on earth is what we are able to share with the world, not what we earn temporarily from here and leave behind when we leave. Our signature on earth is the ability to share unconditionally. This is the real humanness.

My birthday is not so important. If February 23rd reminds you of your highest consciousness, where the expression of it is compassion, kindness, selflessness, unconditional love, Ahimsa (non-violence), purity in thoughts, words, actions, sharing whatever you have in abundance and caring for all living beings equally, without discrimination, I am grateful. Do celebrate it. I am not so special and nor is my birthday. I am just like you, a living, talking, eating, sleeping, working human being. I have no greatness more than you have. Yet, if you remember me as “consciousness”, and if my presence is a reminder to you of what we truly are, (that you and me are one), do celebrate. And celebration should be strictly by adding value to the society around you, in whichever way you can. Look at all the people of all the species, through the eyes of compassion, kindness and love. Serve them. Love them. This should be ideally a consciousness day, not a birthday.

We have been talking about the reason for us coming together here on earth, in this space, now. It is perhaps the urge of our souls for liberation, as well as experiencing a full and complete life, while we are in the body. This needs consistency in practice. Consistency is not easy, primarily because of the pressure of memories or impressions of past pleasures of life, including relationships, spaces, events and materials. It is not easy to detach from them and focus on completion. Karma demands natural fulfilment. Fulfilment is its completion and culmination. Then why is it getting repeated? The answer is memories, impressions of pleasures or pains that keep re-appearing to bring us back to the terrestrial path of wishes, desires and fulfilment. Combined with our inherent instinctual ownerships (me and mine), we get trapped again and again in the cycle of karma, which means re-births and re-deaths as bodies. If we have come here, come together at this time, for the sake of stabilising this awareness and moving beyond it together, as one family, you need to have consistency, conviction and compassion.

Ego is a silent killer. It kills the beauty of relationships without us being aware. And so are our ownerships. The medicine for ego as a disease is humility. If we consciously practice humility, we will certainly have a good life. Likewise, one of the projections of ego is social importance. This is a silent enemy too. It walks with us and makes us dissatisfied with what the society offers us. The medicine for this is practicing insignificance. Humility and practice of insignificance will give our lives immense stability and satisfaction. Along with this, if you also learn self-acceptance with all your weaknesses and strengths, you will add to your stability. And finally, of course equally important is your ability to expect less from the society and environment around you. The less the expectation, the higher the satisfaction. So, this year, let us consciously practice these as part of our higher consciousness. Humility. Insignificance. Self-Acceptance. Less Expectations. Once again, contentment per second is a clear sign of spiritual stability.  So,

Ego X Humility

Self-Importance X Practicing Insignificance

Insecurities X Self-Acceptance

Disappointments X Less Expectations

Thus, let us practice positivity, totally ignoring negativities of life. If people love you, be grateful. If you get help, be grateful and reciprocate. Always give more than you receive, thus maintain your inner richness. And do not misuse or waste any materials or means that you get to handle. Be life always, consciously. Live your highest consciousness.

We are experiencing various kinds of dense energies which are causing much confusion in many minds around the world. We have to be aware of the dense energies. But, we must definitely handle those situations with maturity, calmness and perfect awareness that whatever comes to you is indeed food for experience, whether we like it or not. Acceptance. Acceptance without expectations. Look at it calmly without emotions and allow the storm to pass without ruffling your inner space. Not everything in life will be palatable always. Sometimes we have to live with bitter stuff too. This is part of life. Accept it. Allow it to come and go. Do not resist it and prolong it.  When you are unaffected, everything vanishes spontaneously sooner or later. When we resist and fight it, it stays longer.

Once again, immense gratitude for your kind gestures, including positive actions, words, expressions, thoughts, calls, messages and everything else. I love you and am always with you. Wish you and your respective families, good health, wealth, abundance of love, happiness, peace and spiritual bliss.

Much Love Always

Yours

Mohanji

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Avatar and the Shift

An Avatar is a Dharmic Existence

Q: What is the difference between a true Avatar and a normal birth?

A: The difference is in Dharma and Karma. An Avatar takes a physical birth for a dharmic purpose. A normal birth is a birth for a karmic purpose. Liberated souls thus take human form for upholding the Dharma (duty and truth) without any karmic binding. They wait and choose the right wombs at the right time. Higher souls happen as mothers and fathers to bring forth such an Avatar to earth. Many liberated souls take birth to aid the Avatar in accomplishing His task. The very life of an Avatar becomes the message for generations to come. An Avatar operates on pure consciousness, without emotions or attachments. He or She just goes about doing the appointed purpose, objectively, without inhibitions. Liberated souls come back only for the higher purpose of upholding Dharma, or imparting wisdom which will in turn help uphold Dharma.

Life of a Siddha is Incomprehensible

Q: The death of an Avatar means?

A: When an Avatar leaves the body, it just means a shift from limitedness to unlimitedness. It means He need not operate from a limited body state anymore,  but will operate from that of unlimited super conscious state. Physical death is only a shift. It has no further value. Physical body is a severe limitation to a liberated soul. It is like a bird inside a cage. Even if the cage is made of Gold, a cage is a cage and the imprisoned bird has no value for the material out of which the cage is made. It stays to operate because it has appeared for a purpose. It must stay on, until the mission is accomplished. It does. And it leaves as effortlessly as it arrived, smiling and without any attachments.

The Divine Comedy called LIFE

Q: Attachments make a being karmic?

A: Emotions related to Attachments make a being karmic. When an Avatar operates, it is  impossible for emotions to creep in. An Avatar does not slip from dharmic to karmic existence. He always operates dharmically and for a higher purpose. He operates in perfect equanimity. He is purpose-bound and can never deviate from it. Emotions are displayed because the human frame cannot be insensitive. However, emotions do not bind an Avatar. Effortlessness is a symbol of their stature. Handling hardships with a smile unintentionally displays their true stature.

Eyes Catch Glitter. Heart Recognizes the TRUTH – Shirdi Sai Baba As a Young Avadhoota, original photo

Q: How can we recognize a higher soul?

A: Primarily through His expressions. You can know Him and understand Him, only if He chooses to display Himself. Many high souls walk the Earth, hidden from the Human ken. That is why many liberated Masters remain invisible. They are indeed performing their higher Dharma, relentlessely, without expectations, away from the public eye. This is also perfection in their sadhana ( spiritual practice ). This selfless service is the ultimate spiritual practice for them.

The Shift is in Human Consciousness

Q: What exactly is The Shift?

A: Shift in human consciousness.

Shift is Afoot

Q: Is the shift bound to happen?

A: It is already happening. Look at the pace of your own life now. You are moving so fast, the time for procrastination has reduced tremendously. The time to think or brood is very less. Dis-illusionment is more because many cannot cope with the pace of our existence. Existence is pushing us to be in the present, in the NOW. Our earlier generation had much more space and time and were not compelled to make as many “reports” as we do now. Look at the difference in attitudes. Either you are pushed to operate emotionally (and that means react constantly), or you are pushed to go within. You have only two choices in today’s world; either to play or get out of the ground. Those who have the eligibility, the will to hold on to the ladder and move higher up, can withstand the time. Those who cannot, will fall and get sucked by the whirlpool. They may not come back to the same place. Whirlpools always leave the matter elsewhere. Matter is bound to be re born; yet, at a different location and a different time. Those who can catch the vibrations well will operate in the present and get elevated to higher consciousness based on simplicity, purity and truth. Their awareness level will increase. The grosser will perish. The subtler will survive. This is the shift of consciousness.

Expression of Divine Consciousness is Unconditional LOVE

Q: In simple terms, what is higher and lower consciousness?

A: One who perpetually operates from the realms of Unconditional Love, possesses higher consciousness. He is selfless, kind, truthful and unattached to his actions. One who perpetually operates in the realms of selfishness, “I” ness, possessiveness, ownership, Greed, Fear, etc. operates from the lower consciousness. The operating levels declare the stature of the being.

Supreme Consciousness is Boundless Joy

Q: When does the True Love blossom in the heart of a seeker?

A: When detachment happens. Love will be for the sake of love. Love will become truly unconditional. True beauty of existence can be witnessed only through the divine sight or through the third eye. The more you operate through your third eye, you can only witness the grandeur and beauty of the creation and the Creator. You cannot see imperfection. The eyes that witness imperfection are the regular eyes, combined with regular mind. A being of higher awareness can only see perfection in the whole universe. “That what is beyond, is perfect. This, the limited, is perfect. When limitedness gets dissolved, only the grand perfection remains in its unlimited form.”

Q: Who makes do’s and don’t?

A: Limited mind.

Q: What creates Samskaaras?

A: Habits. Usually, habits are emotional in nature. Repetitive action creates attachment to action.

Q: What is ego?

A: Do er ship. The feeling that you are the “doer”.

Q: What creates attachment?

A: Everything. Any thought, word, action along with emotion creates binding and attachment.

Your True Friend is Your own SELF

Q: Who is our real friend; true friend?

A: Your Self; Your own Soul. Nobody is more closer to you than your soul.

Only YOU can defeat yourself. No one else can.

Q: Who is our worst enemy?

A: Yourself. Nobody can destroy you as much as you yourself can do. You can be “defeated” and “killed” only if you choose to. You can be liberated from everything if you choose to. It depends on what you choose. Your worst enemy and best friend is yourself. All others are secondary. So, how can we blame others for our weakness, or our fall?

Celibacy is a State...Marriage has nothing to do with it.

Q: What is celibacy?

A: It is a state of mind. It is a level of awareness. It is detachment in action.

Escapism only postpones an inevitable action to a later date.

Q: Can sex deter from the path of liberation?

A: No. Need to have sex, is a deep-rooted samskaara. Avoiding it is escapism. Over indulgence is attachment. Attachment is bondage.  Equanimity in sex will never deter liberation. Even amrut (celestial nectar) in excess can work as a poison to its consumer. Escapism only postpones an inevitable action to a later date. It never eradicates the seed of that action. It is more appropriate to go through the action, if you have to, rather than keeping it suppressed, what ever the action is. Every thought, word and action has the potential to create your destiny. Hence, everything that you experience today, has been voluntarily created by yourself at some point of your multiple existence. There is no point in comparing, complaining or postponing. Acceptance and ownership, in that aspect, will reduce your agony. Postponement will only harbor heaviness due to non-action. This is not only about sex, but everything related to life. A society-bound man, fearing a tarnished reputation, often lives in pretension. This only brings him back again and again to this terrestrial existence. At least one day of unpretentious living is much more important than a life time of pretentious existence.

Liberation is Possible - RIGHT NOW

Q: Can liberation be a reality?

A: Indeed, but that depends on the seeker’s attitude. You get what you deserve. Guru appears at the right moment, when the disciple is ripe and ready for him. You detach from a true Guru when expectations creep in. True Gurus consistently destroy the tendency of expectation in their disciples. Unripe disciples fall. They get dis illusioned and walk away to more predictable Masters. True Gurus are unpredictable. They do not conform to the regular expected norms of the society. Expectation is the biggest treason. All are prone to its lure. Expectations alienate minds. They build boundaries, create traffic jams and road blocks. Expectations create calamities. They shrinks the heart chakra and the ability to express your true nature, which is to love without expectations. Expectations make love conditional. Expectations take away the real flavor of life. Expectations even destroy, at times. So, liberation depends on the seeker’s attitude and ability to move from moment to moment without expectations, as a gliding fluid, completely present in the present, operating through the vehicle of unconditional love, selflessly, and with commitment to the truth, until he/she realizes that there is no distance between the seeker and the sought. The seeker then merges with the sought.

Experience is Golden. Words are Burden.

Q: Can you recommend me some books for this purpose?

A: Books cannot take you to liberation. Reading also amounts to doing. Through doing, none can get enlightened. Only through beingness can one get enlightened. Beingness is a perpetual state. Beingness is existence in awareness. This cannot be achieved through books. Books can explain you what beingness could be, as an intellectual understanding. It can also limit you, because you will start expecting similar results, in your own spiritual practice. Expectation binds and takes away the beauty of experience, especially if your perception or expectation of a result does not match the reality. There should be deliberate attempt to limit doingness and shift to beingness. It can be achieved effortlessly, by just deciding to operate in the present always. By deliberately bringing your mind to every thought, word and action. By having presence of mind, along with sincere practice of expressing unconditional love and gratitude, against all odds. This will lead to beingness. Perpetual beingness will necessarily lead to liberation.

There are some books that help your clarity and awareness. Some of them are: The Bhagawad Gita, Autobiography of a Yogi, Sai Satcharitha, Chidakasha Gita, etc. Too much knowledge is heaviness. It also deepens your ego emotion. When knowledge becomes a burden, it slows down your spiritual progress. Less luggage, more comfort. This is the fundamental truth of existence.

Remain Childlike. Remain Innocent. Remain in LOVE

Q: What is the least I can do to remain spiritual?

A: Love Unconditionally. Serve Unconditionally. Let all your relationships be beyond conditions and expectations.

Q: What is right and what is wrong in spirituality?

A: Nothing. Everything just is.

Q:  Do you agree with the way the world goes now?

A: I agree. What more can an individual do, against the mighty collective consciousness of a generation? I am far too small to create a mighty wave of change. Man gets what he deserves. So, I agree. Resistance means agony. So, I agree.

We Walk together, as long as Karma Takes us. No worries. No Regrets

Q: Why do friends part?

A: When combined karmic agenda ends, people part. When it begins, people meet or come together. The same applies to marriage, partnerships, love affairs, etc. People need common karmic agenda to be together. It can never happen otherwise.

Q: Mohanji, I am having sleepless nights.

A: Dylan, Me too. I have not “slept” since ages. Why do we need sleep? Sleep from what? There is only one reality, one Truth. Lets rather remain awake to that reality or truth. I believe you are on the right track.

I always Call. Who actually takes my call???

Q: Why didn’t you call me? Why didn’t you wake me up?

A: I have always called you, since generations. How come you never heard my call? Well – Who has actually listened to my calls? I tried to wake you up many times, but, you chose to sleep. I respect your choice. I am available. Using me is your discretion. I bring light to you. Choosing light or darkness is your discretion. Your decision does not affect the light nor does it affect the darkness. Those who witness light in darkness, remain in light always.

Q: Will I ever be blessed?

A: Have faith. You will be blessed.

Remain Blessed.

LOVE YOU…

M

What More can I do with Words, than I can perform with my Silence???

Living with a Saint

Mohanji's Personal Blog - Doubts - Truth is Unreal to Ordinary Eyes

Saints have always been ordinary men. External glitters never mattered to a true saint. The halo in the picture is a reflection of the viewer’s mind. In real life, we hardly see any halo. When Shirdi Baba lived, some people considered him to be mentally unstable. He used to talk to entities invisible to human eyes. He used to behave in strange manners. He was living the larger truth. Who can understand that? Only those who dare to rise up to his stature.

Saints who chose to operate in the market place have always run the risk of ending up in mental asylums. Many never understood them. Many underestimated them. The extraordinary powers that we read about, create mental images. People live within those images and when they chose to live with a saint, the whole glass house started to crack and eventually fall. Truth is one. One who lives in truth also is one with the truth. Everything else is an illusion for him. He does not need to pretend. He cares not for ordinary glories, which we are usually victim to. There is nothing to prove. There is nothing to see. Look through my eyes, you will see the truth. Truth is as stark as the blazing sun. You chose the dark glasses. That was your choice. Truth is always stark and non-dual.

When you chose the company of a saint, you chose uncertainties also. That’s actually the essence of life. Saints live impermanence externally and experience permanence internally. This is the irony. They enjoy the growth and decay of cells, and do nothing about it, even if they had the power to change, reverse or recreate anything. When you are with the truth, you also possess the power of the supreme truth. That becomes part of your existence. Yet, you will do nothing for yourself. That’s the way true Masters are. They need nothing. No favors nor sacrifices. They live as moving monuments of selflessness. As signposts of liberation. If you read the life story of Shirdi Sai Baba carefully, you will understand what this text is all about. We need to see through His image to know the Master. A great Master has to be the most ordinary. Empty pots are noisy. Filled up pots maintain deep, pregnant silence.

Mohanji's Personal Blog - Doubts - Truth is Unreal to Ordinary Eyes
Truth is Unreal to Ordinary Eyes

When they die, we see them in pictures. Monks sitting naked with a big halo around their head. We bow to them. We revere them. We meditate on them. This is all fine because we do not have their physical proximity. Physical proximity is the problem. They eat and drink. They use the toilet. They sweat. They display human emotions. They love and they abuse too. Sometimes they even display seeming cruelty. It is bound to shatter all our concepts and mental images. It shatters expectations. Only through dissolution is re-creation possible. You have to empty first to fill in again. This is the bottom-line.

So, as the saying goes, do not get too close to a saint. Ha ha. Accept and enjoy his teachings, if you may. This is important if you want to maintain your mental picture of the saint. If that is what you choose. Getting closer to fire will burn you. Getting close to a saint will burn your expectations and even certain inherent traits. Beware!!!

God bless all

M