Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2018

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Happy Guru Purnima to all of you.
This is not one day dedicated for the remembrance of your Guru. We should remember guru every moment as a reminder of who and what we actually are.
This day is for you to remember that the true guru is the real you. Your highest truth is your real Guru. Life provides the presence of Guru in your life through various incidents. When incidents are witnessed, when there is a witness, you will feel Guru. When you do not see incidents, instead see only the essence behind all incidents, you dissolve into the Guru. You will realise that you and guru have always been inseparably one. There is essentially no Guru outside of you.

My job is just to take you to yourself. You are the origin (of the journey) and you are the destination. I am just a reminder.

Happy Guru Purnima

With Love
Yours

Mohanji

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Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2017

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Good day to all of you. Happy Guru Purnima.

We spoke last year at the same time, I was conveying a message to you about Guru Purnima and a few other things as well. Today when I am sitting here, talking to you, I am remembering a story.

A young child was sitting with his grandfather. He asked the grandfather, “Are you going to be with me for long?“ Grandfather said, “You know, I’m very old, I could leave any day.“

Then the grandchild asked, “What would you like to have before you leave?“

He said, “Just peace. Nothing else.“

The child asked, “You don’t want anything else? Only peace? Where do you get it from?“

Then grandfather said, “You cannot buy that. You can’t get it from outside. It’s something inside.“

Every being on earth has only one aim – to live in peace.

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We should always remember this. No amount of wealth, no amount of relationships, nothing that money can buy or money cannot buy, can guarantee peace. Peace is an attitude which you cultivate when you accept yourself and accept the environment around yourself 100%. You know that this is given, you are happy about it, you are contented, you are peaceful.

You can see this in the absolute reality in the animal kingdom. Imagine a lion is hungry. It expresses hunger. It hunts an animal. Then all the family members come together and they feed on the animal. Once they filled their bellies, they just disperse for a week or more. They do not even attempt to kill another animal. They just have their food, they take easy, the rest of the days are ok.

Human beings, because we are thinking too much, are always anxious about something which is probably going to happen in days ahead or in the future. But have you ever thought, whatever has already happened, until whichever age you have lived, did you have any real control over it? Did you believe that YOU chose those incidents, those places, those situations, those people, those experiences? Did you actually choose? It’s important to think. This is very important thing to remember that most of the things in life happened at a particular time, at a particular place, with a particular group of people and we just carry the memories of it. The incident is over. You cannot do anything about it. It’s done. You carry the memories of it. You keep some by remembering them every day or whenever possible, you discard some believing they are not worth it, but we mostly remembrance of sadness. This affects our life. When we keep the remembrance of sadness, it breeds more sadness. When we maintain remembrance of betrayals, it brings forth more betrayals. When we maintain remembrance of separation, it provokes more separation. This is the way life works. What you remember stays with you.  What you do not remember has gone with the past. It’s important to leave the past behind. You cannot carry it forward anyway. There is nothing to carry forward. Life is all about experiences. Every moment, every time, every day, in every situation, we are just experiencing our incarnation on earth. We are not doing anything else on this world. What else are we doing? There is nothing else. We are just experiencing this incarnation in multiple facets – different places, different people, different situations. All the time we are experiencing our incarnation in various dimensions. So as we are experiencing this incarnation, memories are bound to happen because experience leaves memories. Experiences have residue and residue is called memories. The more memories you store, they become impressions and the more impressions you have, they provoke a new existence, a new karma. So it’s important to understand that everything we experience must be left with the time, not in the mind. There is a way we connect to people, situations, times and places. Most of the time our connection is with the mind. When you connect with anybody with your mind, it’s always temporary. Just watch. But the moment you connect with somebody from your heart, without an agenda (heart doesn’t have an agenda, when I say heart it’s the center of your chest, we call it anahata or a spiritual heart whatever you want to call it), you have no prejudices, you have no differences, you are unconditional. One of the signs or examples of connection with the heart is between a mother and a child. The mother connects with her child without prejudices, without discrimination, without conditions and that’s a pure connection. Similarly, from a guru to a disciple, a true guru, one who is connected to a source, always connects with his disciples, his followers from the heart, which means he does not discriminate, he has no prejudices, he loves, just loves. What kind of love? Unconditional love, without any expectation. One of the highest and the noblest relationships is between a guru and a disciple. But a disciple often connects to a guru with the mind. There is a big difference here. The moment you connect to somebody with the mind, there are always possibilities of prejudices, doubts, anger, hatred, jealousy, separation, alienation, all sorts of stuff. Everything is possible with the mind because mind is like that. Nature of mind is like that. Mind always represents duality – here and there, up and down, good and bad. Mind represents relative truth or Maya, so when mind represents relative truth, our connection also represents relative truth. So when you are connecting to a master with the mind, you are connecting in relative terms – me and him. When the connection is with the mind, the chances for merger, unification of consciousness is very difficult. Why? Because mind never allows unification. It always maintains separation.

Food for thought: are you connecting to your master with your mind or with your heart? If you are connecting with your master with your heart, I guarantee you, you will never have separation in this existence and beyond. Instead, if you are connecting to the master with your mind, please remember, sooner or later, doubts will sprout, doubts can become confusion, confusion can become alienation, alienation can become separation. This is truth. So whenever you are connecting to your mother or you are connecting to your master, connecting to earth, beings outside, always connect with your heart. Even if there are bad experiences, because you connected from the heart, still, your level of purity will remain the same. Nobody can touch your purity. Furthermore, there is no expectation. This is a beautiful situation. You have no expectation from anybody, so whether you get love or hatred it is the same for you. You accept everything. Also, nobody can walk over you because they cannot do anything to you. You are so immune, so powerful.

So if a master is available in your life, connect to your master with your heart and never be separate. As a benchmark, always understand, when your connection is from the mind, how do you know it is from the mind? Your doubts are sprouting. This is one of the signs. Whether alienation is happening, whether separation is being felt. While the truth is not separation. You can never be separate from the true guru. But you are feeling separation. Why are you feeling separation? Because you are connecting with your mind, not with your heart. If you are actually connecting with your heart, you will not feel separation. that all idea itself will not come in your mind. This is so beautiful.

Likewise, there are certain things connected to your body, but we entertain them in our mind. For example, food. Why do we eat food? Because we maintain a food sheath i.e. the body. We maintain the body because we have to maintain an incarnation. We will maintain this incarnation as long as we have karma associated with this incarnation. We eat food to keep this incarnation, this body, alive. We eat as much as it takes to maintain this incarnation, no more nor less.

The same with sexuality. Sexuality is a thing of the body. Now food and sexuality. These two things are very prominent or predominant in everybody’s life. Where does the problem happen? When the food is a thing of the mind, we have a problem. If it is a thing of the body, we will eat as much as it takes. The same with sexuality. It is created and maintained for the species to continue. That is the original cause. Now, when sexuality becomes a thing in the  mind, it’s a burden. Mind is fluctuating. Mind is affected.

Keep your aspect of food and aspect of sexuality to your body, your mind is free from it. Think about it. This is something you must remember. Whenever you feel suffocated, embarrassed, confused or any kind of emotion which is not giving us a good feeling, this only means your mind has taken over something which is not mind’s own. Especially… we don’t need to think too much about food because the scriptures say,“The food that came to you is the medicine for you.“ That means, if you have an incarnation, if there is a need to maintain an incarnation for a period of time, food will come to your table one way or the other or you will have the source to get the food. So there is no need to be anxious about it. Likewise, if you are constantly preoccupied with your sexuality, same effect. Mind is confused, clogged and sometimes it leads to anger, frustration, all sorts of stuff.

So whatever belongs to your body, keep it with your body. Whatever belongs to your mind, let it be with your mind. What is the primary purpose of your mind? To be with the senses so that you can experience the life. Simple. Mind with your nose makes you smell. Mind with your eyes makes you see. Mind with your ears makes you hear. Mind’s yob is experience. Keep it that way. When you keep it that way, you are free. So relationships with the heart. Unconditional. What is supposed to be with the body, keep it with the body, not with the mind. Don’t transfer things. Don’t be preoccupied with the things which are connected to the body.

When the mind is clean it is easy to move to the states of samadhi. States of samadhi are states where the mind is still. These are states of meditation, states of stillness. It’s easy to move to those states when you are not borrowing or adopting things which are not the mind, the mind is not borrowing or adopting things which do not belong to the mind, you are free. So this is a sure step towards liberation. As we walk the path to liberation, keep the things with its own kind. Let the things of body be with the body, let the things of mind be with the mind, let the things of intellect be with the intellect, let the things of  personality be with ego. This is all fine. Everything should remain where it should be. If it is migrated, there is pain, there is confusion. I’m having something in my house which I don’t like or which is alien to me. Imagine there are two snakes in the house. Will you be able to be comfortable? Will you be able to stay free there? You will do everything possible to get rid of them. Then only you feel nice. Similarly, we borrow lots of snakes from outside and keep them in the room which is our mind and then you are suffering. You don’t know what you are doing. Remember. This is important to understand.

So in this Guru Purnima, like I said last year, I would like you to be real. Start recognising yourself. start understanding yourself. Spend time with yourself. You must spend time with yourself. It’s easy to spend time with other people. It’s easy because we are used to it. We talk nonsense, we talk something just to entertain the mind, to entertain people’s minds. Like that it goes. But at the end of the day, you gain nothing. You just made some noises. Beyond those you must now start to spend time with yourself in silence, without agenda, without asking questions, without even thinking, just be. You deserve it. You must spend time with yourself. When is the last time you have spent with yourself? It’s not important for you to spend time with Mohanji. But it’s very, very important to spend time with yourself. Mohanji’s job is to guide you to yourself, so you must spend time with yourself. Explore yourself understand yourself. Bring forth your fears, throw them out. Ask your mind,“Why have you kept those snakes inside?“ Why has mind stored these things? Most are habits, some are compulsive habits, some are residues of memories, one way or the other, we are victims of something. We shouldn’t be. We should be free. We deserve freedom, and to be free we must be thoughtless. To be thoughtless, there should be less impressions. To have less impressions, we should have less memories. If you want less memories, you should leave a thing of the past with the past. Keep the past with the past. Don’t carry it forward. You don’t need those memories. Whatever happened in the past has finished. You cannot do anything about it. It’s over. It’s done with. Now it you are still carrying the past,“Oh, this guy did that to me, this guy didn’t pay…“ whatever. If you still carry the weight of the past, YOU are suffering, not the others. You are suffering. Is it worth it? In this Guru Purnima, this is the only thought I would like you to have. What is life worth?

Find your answers.

I have always loved you, I am always with most of you, I never leave your hand, I will never, ever leave your hand. This is for sure. Try not to leave my hand, too if you can, for which you have to connect to me with your heart – no judgement, no prejudices, no alienation, no separation. We are one, we are one  consciousness. We have met in this life because of past life karmas, otherwise we will not meet. Since we have met, with whatever intensity, in whichever level, whichever position, and whatever our relationships are in this life, accept it. That’s it. There is nothing to reject, nothing to prevent. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to think. Why? Because the more you resist, the more you think, the more you confuse yourself, there is always more alienation, the heart loses itself, or heart releases it, mind takes it over, then it’s a relationship between the minds. That’s not a relationship. That’s a relative relationship. True relationship has no relativity. It has continuation through lifetimes. Relative relationships are very temporary, some fascination, some infatuation, some time, some space, that’s it. But our relationship is not that. Because we have met with this kind of intensity and feeling, that means the root is deep. Because the root is deep, we are supposed to be together as long as we are alive. For what? Elevation of awareness – liberation. Completion, fulfilment, liberation. Remember these words. Completion of everything that we are supposed to do in this incarnation, fulfilment is a by-product of completion, liberation is the ultimate end. Remember this, I love you, I am with you and I am always reachable – you think about me, I am with you. I really, really, love you. Thank you.

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2016

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Dear Embodiments of Love,

Namaste!

On this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, we meet once again and discuss the year ahead. Last year, we spoke a lot pertaining to our life, our existence, and living our life in a holistic way. This year, we look for or look at how to be “you” in a situation or in a variety of things in life. There are lots and lots of different emotions running around in life,

Acceptance

This year, I traveled a lot and met a lot of people. Most of the people came with four different or four main aspects (or a combination of them) which were bothering them – relationships, job, children, and, of course, confusions regarding spirituality. I think that this is mostly pertaining to something outside of you. I was telling a lot of people, why are you looking outside so much? Why don’t you look within? If you spend less time looking outside and more time looking inside, I think you have all the solutions within you. You do not need any Guru to tell you how your relationship should be, how your job should be, how you should take care of your children, how you should take care of society, how you should move around in the world outside; because everything depends on how you can move within your own world, which is inside you. You must learn to move within your own world and if you learn that, if you are fully satisfied and occupied with that, the outside world does not matter. You will be very fluent in the outside world.

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When we start comparing ourselves with other things, when we have too many expectations with life or with people, with relationships, then there is bound to be sorrow. We blame other people for our problems. It is not other people but how we are that makes other people respond to us in that way and decides what we create in life? The realities that we create in life start from us. How we see the world outside, how we see people, how we interact with people, how we love people, how we expect from people, what you expect from people, etc. They are all karmic beings. All the birds, animals, trees, wind, sun – everything is working on the basis of dharma (duty) and karma (the inevitable lifeline of existence). When you are clear and when you are aware that this is all happening in their symmetry, in their constitution and the way it should be, you look within and see why you cannot agree with it, why there is no acceptance. If we cannot accept ourselves, we cannot accept anybody.

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The fundamental question is — have we accepted ourselves? Do you like yourself or do you love yourself? When did you hug yourself the last time or when did you look at yourself the last time? Everything you want in life sits within you. Our abundance, our happiness, our sorrows, our life outside or life inside – it is all here, with us, within us. If you are clear and if you are aware that this is how the whole of life is working, spirituality blossoms inside by itself. Spirituality is not something which you can gain from outside. You can only gain information from outside, gain guidance from outside. What happens in your life happens from inside, whether it is spirituality, whether it is relationships, whether it is agreement, disagreement or whatever else in life, this is your creation. You created your existence. Without your existence, there is no life outside for you. You have to have your body, your mind, your intellect.

 

Now, why is the mind occupying more space than anything else? That is the question you should ask yourself. Why is my mind so judgmental, why do I compare? Why do I feel so many things so intensely? What makes those emotions come to me? What made those people come to me? There is something within us which we attract or which attracted all these things. So, this is one fundamental thing that we must be aware of. Accept yourself; clearly, firmly, lovingly, accept yourself. Then you accept the world outside and even if you accept the world or reject the world, the world will be the same. It is your mental constitution or satisfaction, or your feeling that, “Oh, because I rejected it, it has gone away.” That is just an illusion. Nothing has gone away. The sun is still rising, the stars are still shining. Whether we are alive or not, it will continue.

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So what can you give to the world? What have you given to the world? The minimum that you can give to the world — when you wake up in the morning, be fresh, take a bath, chant or do meditation, and then go and smile at the world. You can give a good smile to the world and the world will feel better, or you will feel that the world is better. Likewise, you have hands. Help unconditionally. Do not expect anything, just help. Then the world is a better place. You have your legs. Walk for others’ purpose. Walk selflessly. Walk for others’ peace. You have your heart, let it beat for serving other people. Service is purification. When you serve somebody unconditionally without expectation, it purifies you. It makes you more eligible for higher frequency, higher awareness. World is all about energy, frequency, matter as well as energy that makes the matter (which is energy conglomerated) – energy and frequency. So the higher frequency you attain, the more you are able to balance your life. Life is about balancing. What are you balancing in life? You are balancing your constitution, your character, your body, your mind and your intellect. You are balancing everything so that you can experience life without any obstruction. It is a flow. You are flowing.

 

Service With the Right Attitude – The Attitude of Serving Yourself

Now having spoken about acceptance, having said what you can give to the world —the fundamental thing being charity or service. I will not even use the word charity because “charity” has sometimes become a not so appealing word. Why has it become like that? Mainly because whenever we talk about charity, there is a giver and a taker. When you think about charity, there should be no giver, no taker, because everything is you. Like you have your hands, legs, and feet, every organ of action and every organ of perception in your system, all beings outside are also part of your system. You may not feel some of them as a part of your system, but they are like the tree and the plants and the earth and the wind and the moon and the sun; everything is connected to you in various frequencies.

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So when you serve somebody, you  are serving yourself. Please be aware of it. Think about it. Contemplate on it. You are not doing anything for the sake of another. You are doing it for the sake of yourself. You can only do anything for the sake of yourself. If you feel that you are doing it for other people, understand there is ignorance inside.You do no favor to anybody else. Actually, you are doing yourself a favor, if it is a favor. Otherwise, you are doing only what you like to do so that you feel happy. When you serve the people, let it be with this attitude. You are happy, you are feeling great, you are feeling richer because you share. Whenever we share something, it grows inside us and it removes the blocks. Like you serve food, an abundance of food happens in your life. When you serve something wholeheartedly —time, space, love, whatever you have — it brings more and more of that stuff into your life. You are experiencing abundance because you are sharing it.

When you hold it, you become like the Dead Sea. The river brings water to the Dead Sea but it creates nothing out of the Dead Sea. Many people are like that – barren land. There are so many things coming to them, but they give nothing back to earth. They live and they die. The world has nothing to do with them. Perhaps they had a lot to do with the world, but the world gained nothing from them. Do we want to live such an existence? What are we here for? Every moment can be of service. We can help somebody. You cannot satisfy everybody. Do not try to satisfy people, but serving as per your capacity is definitely your call. You can do that.

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Comparison – Stop Comparing

The universe has worked hard to create a unique being and you want to be like somebody else. Impossible! The universe has programmed itself to create every being unique. All individuals are unique. Everybody is unique. That is the beauty of creation. Now if you choose to compare yourself with another, that is non-understanding. You cannot be somebody else. Somebody else is somebody else. They have their weaknesses and strengths. Remember – nobody is perfectly strong, nobody is perfectly weak. Everybody is a mixture. So accept everybody outside as themselves and do not try to be them. Try to add value to them by your existence. So every moment when you walk in the street or when you are living your life, try to add value to the world outside. So in that way, every moment is worthwhile and that makes you richer inside and abundance will flow into you. So accept the world outside. Do not compare. This is the third point.

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Spirituality

The fourth point I would like to talk about is spirituality. I do not understand why we chase spirituality. Spirituality is your relationship with your spirit, with your soul. Soul is inside. What are we looking for outside? You can only look for something perishable outside. Whatever you take from outside, you can keep it only for some time. You cannot keep it forever. Whatever you take from outside, it will stay with you as long as it has to. Nothing will stay forever, including the body which you have taken from outside. It will stay only as long as your karma allows it to stay. With this awareness think about what we are chasing from outside, what we are gaining from outside?

From a Guru, from a book, from a path, all you gain is guidance. Take the guidance, be respectful, be grateful, and connect yourself more and more with your spirit, with your soul. That is spirituality. Do not complicate it. Do not try to do something else. Activity sometimes satisfies you, but the lack of activity depresses you as well. So action has a problem. You will have to be continuously in the action mode. If you are not in the action mode, the moment in time when you move to the inaction mode, it depresses you. There should be a balance. Whether it is action or inaction you are peaceful. If that is the case, you must be married to your soul. That is the permanent marriage you can think about. That is forever, and when I say you, I mean you as the projected personality. This projected personality should be married to the projector, the soul. Once you are connected fully, integrally into the soul, you have no worries, no anxieties, no sorrows, no happiness. You are perfectly in a bliss state, you are peaceful, you are happy.

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Everything is inside. All things are inside, and whatever you thought is outside is a part of you, like the extension of your organs of action and perception. They were all there, they are all part of you, they have always been there. This is one point you must remember. Spirituality is your marriage with your spirit. You are already married. Right from birth till death, you will be married. All the outside relationships and marriages are temporary. They have come for a particular time and for a particular reason and they will depart, some with pain, some with happiness, but both have to happen. When something comes, it has to go. Nothing stays forever.

That is why various Masters have repeatedly said that the moment you stop seeking, you have it. You have really found it. You have to stop seeking. Why are we to stop seeking? Because we are mostly seeking outside. We are looking at things outside of us. And when we stop seeking that, you slowly withdraw. Your senses are withdrawn, your mind is withdrawn, everything merges with you and then you start feeling your subtlety. You can use breath for that. Breathe in, breathe out, be with the breath, go within and stay with the breath. The mind will push you to go outside. Allow the mind to do that. Do not worry. Again you come back. So, do not fight too much with the mind and get tired because you cannot win your mind. You have to allow the mind to be itself so that it does not bother you and then you connect to your breath, connect to your heartbeat, connect to every cell of yours. If there are 600 trillion cells in your body, become every cell and feel the cell. Feel your body, feel your organs. When you keep on feeling you will stop looking and start living.

 

Life is about how you feel or how you can feel, what your capacity to feel is. First and fundamental is feeling yourself, feeling your breath, feeling your heart beat, feeling everything, and then you feel the whole universe. You will only feel, you will not see. Whatever you see outside is you. It is your extension. There are no people, there are no trees, no plants. Everything is you. There is nothing to search for, nothing to collect, to conquer, to occupy. There is nothing. You are just you. You are free and you have been free. You become so easy and transparent like a flowing river and you will know that this is exactly what it should be, how it should be. Hundred percent freedom occupies you, freedom becomes you, and then you become freedom. This is real freedom. If you want even one thing from this world outside, you are a slave of that wish, you are a slave of that desire. When you have one desire, you are occupied, your mind is occupied, your mind is thriving.

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When you have no desire, you do not need the mind. Mind is dissolved. Consciousness takes over and this consciousness will overwhelm you and by “overwhelm” we mean not in a kind of doing mode or action mode. Overwhelm means you will become completely in a state of bliss, where you will only radiate bliss. When you come to some place, you will be like a magnet because you are only radiating bliss, you are radiating love. There are no demands, there are no expectations, there are no wants. You will not harm anybody because you cannot. There is nothing outside of you. How can you harm your own hand or own leg? Just like that you cannot harm anybody else. You will not hurt anybody. Because there is nothing to hurt, nothing called hurt. Hurt happens only in the ego or mind. There is no ego or mind to get hurt. So you will be happy, you will be flowing. Whatever you say will be for the good purpose.

Remember, if you display anger because your intention is good, then that anger is good. If you display anger out of hatred, it is bad because you have created poison inside. It is coming out of the poison which is inside you. If you are angry because you love the person and you want the person to be nice and good, or to do better in life, that anger is good, just like a mother’s anger or display of anger to the child who is sick. The mother will say, “If you do not have the medicine, I will beat you”. The mother does not mean to beat the child, but she is concerned that if the child does not take medicine, there will be a problem. So the mother will speak with a particular intensity so that the child understands and the child gets cured. Likewise, a Guru, or a true friend or a guide may scold somebody because they are concerned about a person. They know something is wrong and they want to help. That is okay. Even if you use sharp words or be rude to another person because you love them, this is okay. They may not understand you, but you are right and eventually they will understand you. That is why sometimes the best medicine is bitter, and it is required because the cure is important.

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Having said that, I do not want to elaborate any further. I think I have given you sufficient guidelines for the next year. The next year should be a year of bliss. Stop worrying about other people. Start connecting to yourself. Settle down in yourself. Do not look outside. It is not worth it. When you are settled within yourself, even if you look outside, you will be still inside. That is okay, because you are settled inside. Use the rest of the year to settle down inside yourself properly, for which you need to feel yourself, you need to hug yourself, you need to love yourself, you need to listen to yourself, remember yourself. Instead of trying to prove repeatedly to the world outside, suffer in the bargain and always chase something, always have conflict in relationships and suffering, you start accepting. When you actually accept yourself and see other people as extensions of yourself, there will be no suffering, there cannot be suffering. You do not have suffering if there is no comparison, no expectation, no anger, no hatred, no jealousy. If there is nothing like that, there is no suffering. You are free. That is how it should be. I wish you that and I love you and I am always with you.

Thank you for tolerating me this year, all these days, I have been with all of you for a long time and some of you have been with me for a number of days, number of weeks, months. I thank you for all what you have done to help me to serve the world. I really love it and I really appreciate it. If I have not thanked you in person for all that you have done in the last one year, I would like to thank you now. Thank you for all that you have done to smoothen my journey or the mission which I am doing. I do not believe that I have done much in this last one year. I wish I could have done more, but of course, we have our capacity limitations, locations, problems. You understand I could not reach many of you. I know some of you tried to reach me but we could not meet. But remember in Consciousness we have already met, we are always meeting. So please understand and try to connect to the Consciousness. If I have not replied to your mails, your messages, it is not out of any discrimination. It is just because I could not handle it or I could not help it. Now, we will continue to meet for the rest of this year until next year and let us all unite beyond all barriers of mind, ego, intellect. Let us unite and do whatever we can for the world, which is yourself, and let us all be rich inside. Outside richness has very limited value because it can come and go. So we cannot say that it can be there forever. But inner richness stay with us and that is worth nurturing. Let us do that.

I love you and wish you a great Guru Purnima and always and always, I am with you.

Love you,

M

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2015

Dear Embodiments of Love,
Namaste.
On this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima we are joining hands again; we are meeting again. When we look ahead in life and in spirituality, what exactly do we see? Have you ever thought? Are we in a repetitive mode of practice or are we looking ahead at an evolution, a kind of awakening, from inside?
Today feel the time, feel yourself vs. the time. The time is speeding by so fast. You have no control over time. You are not in a position to stay or to stand and think – you/time are constantly moving. In such a high pressure time, what kind of practice is good for you? Or what can we do to keep ourselves purified and elevated? We can’t lose the track. But we also have to try to do our best for this is the only time available to us.
Clearly, we need practicality more than spirituality. We need to be practical, compassionate, generous, and as we express the highest qualities that humans can express in this world, we spontaneously elevate our consciousness. So today the elevation of consciousness depends on how you position yourself in this world. Are you positioning yourself as a wealth or as a burden to this world, demanding more and more from earth? If you want to position yourself as a wealth to earth, you must start sharing. You must be abundant and rich inside else you can never have enough.
Most of our life is based on people, places, time, situations and if these external pleasures are not available, we fall into depression. The time is speeding fast and nothing that you see outside, including our own body and constitution, belongs to us or will stay forever.
Spirituality is very difficult if you do not understand or accept the situation as it is and if you do not start sharing and enriching yourself from within. All the true masters and gurus are true mirrors, just showing you who you are. What you are is what you are; and this is exactly the position where you can start walking from. There is nothing else to guide from or guide with.
Ask yourself what you have been doing all these days. Was it a ritualistic practice or mechanically following somebody without knowing exactly what, why or where you were headed? If you do not analyse, understand, introspect, meditate or contemplate what you are, where you are coming from, where you are going, why you are going there – you are missing out on a lot.
So look at yourself at this point in time, understand, carry the message of love to wherever you go and try to be what you truly are – the compassion, kindness, love which is you, the whole beingness that you could actually express in the world instead of anarchy, lack, dissatisfaction, anger hatred or the wars and calamities. Look at yourself and ask, “Is this me? Is this what I want to be in this existence called life?“ And understand clearly that we are here only for a short span of time. We do not know how long we will be here in this body, companionship or situation. We do not know how long we can enjoy or experience a particular thing, relationship or situation- We do not know how and when the situations change. Since we do not know any of these, the best thing to do is be yourself every moment.
Be yourself – love, be yourself – compassion, be yourself – kindness and please understand all beings of the Earth have equal right on this world over this Earth. All of us are the same. We cannot say we have supremacy over other species – we don’t. We are the same as any other beings who are walking on earth. We have no right to control, conquer, victimise, torture any beings including ourselves. Self-torture is equal to torturing other people. Self-victimisation is as powerful and significant as victimising other people. Both are detrimental for evolution.
The only space that you can own forever is your inner space. So as you keep your inner space clean, neat and tidy, you are spontaneously being spiritual. Being spiritual is a spontaneous, everyday, every-moment thing. When you keep on doing things which are generous in nature, which expand your heart; you are being spiritual and this is the best spirituality in the time like today where the time runs fast; you have no time to stay, sit, think or contemplate. You have to keep moving, acting, and doing things. This time is very critical; we can’t stop the time or ourselves. We sometimes don’t have time to even plan things.
What can we do? We can be kind, compassionate, loving. Do not buy gossips, emotions or anything which hurts you or other people. Do not store them either. Just let them go. Just let your past go. Let every pain, every stress, let it all go and start expressing love against all odds. Just express love.
Always bank on your experiences. People can have various opinions and understanding levels because every being is a unique constitution with his/her own understanding and experiences. So when they say, “This is right, this is wrong,“ please understand this is their opinion.Your own experience is the most powerful guiding factor in your life. Your experience is very important for you. Never ever discard your experience for the sake of anything in life. If you do, you disown your own growth or you are discarding your own progress. This should not happen. This is very important to remember. If your experience was good, keep moving ahead with gratitude. Love it and love yourself for whatever experiences you have gone through in life whether it is positive, negative or neutral. Experience is experience. Accept it, live it and move with it.
Likewise, whenever you do a practice, do it with an attitude of surrender. Lord Krishna says, “If you surrender the activity and its fruits to me, I will remove you from its sins.’’ When he says ’sins’ he means repercussions, realities, reasons or the results. So when you do things in life with the bhav or attitude of surrender, you are totally free from it. Be free inside by presenting or surrendering all your everyday activities at the feet of the supreme consciousness; the consciousness that runs the show, which is brighter than million suns. Surrender everything and just feel the supreme consciousness happening through you every moment. Then you are free from inside.
When you are free from inside, you experience every moment with full and complete beauty or perfection. Then life becomes complete. Karma is equal to fulfilment. If there is a pending desire, yet to be experienced, it becomes karma. And that karma demands a fulfilment. When you have karma and if you suppress karma due to whatever reasons, it means you are denying fulfilment and ensuring another birth. So suppression of any desire is not a good idea.
You can prevent a desire – through awareness. When you are aware that this is just a desire sprouting out of nothing, and even without it you are fine, it drops off. Lack of desire means lack of karma. Lack of karma means lack of further lives. So if you are being yourself every moment, happy and satisfied with every situation, relationship, person, time, space – without complaints or suppressions – your life is getting completed. On top of it, if you surrender your action and its results to the consciousness which runs the whole universe, you are free from everything.
Be free from within. Be compassionate. Be kind. Help everyone without expectations. Do not ask anything back. The more you share the richer you become inside, the more powerful you are inside. Nothing outside matters any more. When you are not dependent on any external thing while being happy with every external thing, you are a perfectly peaceful being. If society sees you operating continuously in that mode, as the idol or the model of perfect peace, the society also becomes different. So the more people experience peace inside, the cleaner the society becomes. Non-violence is extremely important at three levels – thought, word, action. If you are non-violent in thought, word, action, you are peaceful inside without hurt, guilt or regret.
Thank you so much for being here, remember: we are one family. We cannot be separated. If at all we get separated, that’s only because of our mind. Mind can only guess but never understand the truth: we are one consciousness, the children of the same father, here for a purpose. A guru does not happen by itself. A disciple creates a guru. Likewise every situation is created because of necessity. Please understand this. Be united. Do not entertain anger, hatred, jealousy and other emotions which bind, control, conquer and eventually depress you. Instead, go in the path of beauty, honesty and truth.
I wish you happiness, peace and once again, I love you.
Thank you
M

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2014

Dear Embodiments of Love,

mohanji's guru purnima message 2014On this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, we are meeting again and we are expressing the gratitude to the whole guru principle which guided us all though this time, beyond time, beyond eternity and it has continued to take us forward as we move forward. We are not a part from Guru Tattwa, principle called guru. The principle called ‘guru’ exists inside us, within us, and this is driving us towards the ultimate realisation that we are one with the principle. Guru principle is you. You are the guru principle. The guru principle that rests in all beings is the soul element. And once we connect to the soul element, we are one with the guru principle. So this is the simple message of Guru Purnima. And while we walk this path, the path of spirituality, it does not matter which religion, which guru, which concept or which practice you do in life, to attain the highest possible in the human existence. It does not matter who you are, where you are, what you are or whether you are, but guru principle is always with you.
To tap into the guru principle, you have to have a few things which are extremely important, such as discipline. Discipline is simple. If you are not disciplined, it takes you further and further away from the principle called guru and it always makes you feel alienated. Alienation is the state of the mind. It does not exist. We are always one with the guru principle. You are always one with the guru. You are always one with the eternity, or the principle that guides us or maintains us. But sometimes mind comes forward, mind becomes overactive, and we feel we are separate from everything, separate from the guru, separate from the path, from the tradition, from what you want to be, from what you want to achieve. So, whenever you feel separated, understand that there is no discipline in your journey or your effort in reaching the Ultimate using the principle called guru. Guru principle could also come in human form. But human form is given only because you need someone to relate to, someone to talk to. The guru principle is everywhere. It is in the sun, it is in the moon, in the air, water, in every being around you we experience the principle called guru, the Guru Tattwa. So we are actually worshiping the Guru Tattwa today, on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima.

Once you have discipline, once you are fully disciplined and fully focused on the principle, and your effort to reach the principle, then the next comes consistency. Whatever you do, do it with consistency. There should be consistency. You can remove all your consistency when you become one with the guru principle then you’ll be fully bound by Guru Tattwa, principle itself. Until then, you need to have consistency. If you are not consistent in your practice, if you are not consistent in your guru, if you are not consistent in your message, or the message which guides you, or the path you follow, then it always leads to alienation. You will be separate from the tradition or the path or the guru. The more you wander, the more you alienate and get disillusioned. Eventually you would feel that you have earned nothing. This was all a wasted exercise. So be consistent.
And whenever you are walking this path of guru, or guru principle, always take firm conviction. You always take your time to understand the tradition. Take your time to understand the path. Take your time to check if this is good for you, or whether it suits you. If doesn’t you have every reason to discard it. But, while you are walking the path, have firm conviction. If you haven’t got firm conviction, it will not take you to desired destination. So a guru principle is available to you, it is within you and at the same time, if you don’t connect yourself to the guru principle, it cannot take you to desired destination, or desired result.

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Now, what does the guru need from you? Actually, the guru needs nothing from you. Guru is just like a road sign, or the electricity which is sitting in your wall, waiting to express itself. But you have to switch it on. You have to press the button. Then it displays its brilliance. The guru principle is similar, it is the principle which is available through time, always available to you, but you need to press the button. The button is first of all your willingness, your conviction, your consistency and your application. You need to apply. Otherwise you are expecting the guru to deliver everything over on to you, o give you in a plateau. It will not happen. Why will it not happen? Because in the guru principle you cannot interfere in anyone’s free will. Free will has been given ultimate or utmost importance in whole creation. You created your destiny, you created your life, you created your path. You chose everything, including your parents, your body, your character, your constitution, all these things are chosen by you. Now guru is coming just to guide you as a road sign to your ultimate destination. So while you are walking this path, guru can never interfere or change things which you have already chosen. But at the same time, when you surrender, when you are convinced that, for example, liberation is your ultimate aim, the Guru Tattwa, the principle called guru, will bring you everything which helps you to attain the liberation. Ultimate, complete liberation. But you must definitely take the step. If you do not take the step, no guru can help you. You can follow any guru you like, you can follow any path you like, but it’s all about being here, now. Being available. Availability is emptiness. Basically, if you are empty, you are available. You are being available just by being empty, being receptive. If you are filled with ideas, if you are filled with concepts, if you are filled with thoughts, and expectations, then guru can give you nothing. Guru is a living, walking, talking example of what you should be. A true guru who is connected to the source, is a real living example of who you actually are. Whatever you see in yourself is not your reality. These are relative realities. In relative realities, everything changes. But in the ultimate reality, there is only permanence. Stillness. Absolute stillness of the mind. Absolute oneness with the constitution, the truth. And we have a saying, ”Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram.” The truth is Shiva, Shiva is truth, and this is wonderful, this is beautiful. Whatever is true is permanent. And whatever is permanent is eternal. Eternal or it is Shiva.

mohanji's guru purnima message 2014 - 3So the principle called Shiva is exactly the principle called guru. And that guru, the principle, stays inside us. This is our soul principle. The principle called soul. This is one with us. This is the only aspect within us which is permanent and this is exactly where every guru leads you to. The guru is showing the way into yourself, connecting to your own soul. Once you connect to your own soul, you’re connected to the whole world, the whole universe. Every being operates from the level of the soul. But because there are differences, because there are cosmetic differences, like different body, different mind, different equipment, such as intellect, ego, the species differences, all these make us feel that we are separate from the other. This is the wrong identity, the wrong identification, this is exactly what the guru principle points at or tells you to look at. Once you are connected to the guru principle, all these differences will evaporate. They will dissolve, and then you will see the soul element within every being. When you see the soul element in every being, you cannot find differences. Like, if there is disturbance from outside, you cannot see the differences. It is an extension of ourselves. You will only see the extension of ourselves because the soul-wise we are related. Another body is creating sound, creating ripples in this canvas called existence, but you will feel that it is just like grumbling of your stomach sometimes, you know. This is the internal thing. You tend to accept it. When there is a problem inside our system, we will do something about it. We will tend to accept it, we will tend to overcome it, we will take some medicines, we will find some remedy, some cure. Likewise, the external disturbances will not matter to us because our extended entity is inside them. This is all our extended identification. Everything is us. There is no difference between a plant, a flower, an animal, a human being, the stars or the sun or the moon, no differences. This is all extension of our constitution, our consciousness, the oneness, the truth which is called the guru, the principle, is extended everywhere. And in that mode, you can never alienate yourself. You will be one with the whole cosmos, and you will be beautifully merging into the whole thing. Once you start experiencing that, you become the guru principle. The principle starts working through you.
The primary difference you will feel is that nothing affects you. The second difference that you will feel is that you will be fearless. You will have no idea what fear is because there is nothing to be afraid of. Third, you will feel that whether you exist or not, there is no difference because actually everything is you. You are always existing. The soul always exists. You will be identifying only with the soul, and that you will always exist beyond time and space. You will be one with the whole universe. We will have no differences between the gurus, or any beings, any beings of the universe we will find as one, same, all are one. And once we attain that state, we are the guru principle. And you can experience this.
I would say that we have spoken a lot between our last Guru Purnima message, which I did from America, to this one. So we have covered a lot of distance, many of you have attained great experiences, great evolution, which I am very happy about, I am proud of you. I would request all those who are following me in various countries one thing. Be consistent. And do not be too analytical about your experience, about your progress, about where you stand today, whether the meditation is helping, whether you are connected to Mohanji or not, it doesn’t matter, have faith. The pillar of our tradition is faith. You should have faith in yourself, which is your self, which means your soul, this is the permanent entity in you, which is always permanent, it can never change, it will never divert from its purpose. That is you. So if you are purpose-bound, your objective is clearly purpose-bound, nothing can thwart you from destination. Nothing can prevent your journey. You will be completely guided, you will be protected, and you will always attain your final destination. This is for sure. So your purpose should be very clear. And the purpose should not be ordinary. Not a few sensations. You can easily attain sensations. In meditation, there are various experiences happening, even if you are not meditating, if you are connecting to my consciousness, you may feel an elevation. If you are connecting to the guru consciousness and if you are connecting to your spine, you may experience so many changes within you. Even if you do hyperventilation, you could be touching the altered states of consciousness, but this is not the end. These experiences are only steps to the ultimate trip, ultimate journey. Destination is not these experiences. You need to cross over all these experiences and be one with god. And to be one with god, you should be one with yourself. So my request to all of you is to take time off and experience yourself. Experiencing yourself means first of all, acceptance. You need to accept yourself. You may have all sorts of thoughts about yourself, criticism about yourself, judgement about yourself, forget about all that. Be yourself. What you are today is what you are created yourself to be. This is exactly what you wanted to be. You may not have done that with conscious choice as you say, based on the consciousness or the conscience of the available state of mind which you have now. This is not you. This is just an expression of you. The available consciousness which you are operating on, or let’s say, the available awareness level which is chosen by you for a particular reason, because of the reason, because you wanted to experience a set of desires laid out over a period of time, using this awareness. This is why you chose it. So accept it. This is what you are. But understand yourself. Take your time, feel yourself. Feel life. Feel life more and more. When you feel yourself and feel life, you will stop judging people. You will stop criticising people. And you will be completely focused on purpose. Once you are completely focused on purpose, these emotions will take a back seat. Emotions will not worry you, bother you so much. It will be more on the intellect plane. Intellect is the subtler aspect of your mind. The subtler the aspect, the more powerful it becomes and the more consistent it becomes. Once you stop criticising, analysing, judging, or comparing yourself with other people, automatically, the intellect takes over. Once the intellect takes over, life is smoother. There will be a purpose-bound existence, and once the existence goes on purpose-bound, then you will be stronger and stronger, clearer and clearer. You will have absolute clarity. And also you will be peaceful. Shanti. This is exactly what we are looking for.

mohanji in the communion with almighty at the krishna river

And in order to become peaceful, you need to have consistency, you should not enter into any kind of violence in thoughts, words, action. Even if they come, consider them as flowers and put them at the feet of the master, of your guru. Whenever there are negativities happening, collect them, take them in your hand, and put them at the feet of the master and say, ”It doesn’t mean to me. This is not mine.” Likewise, praises happen, ego develops, ego happens or aspects of ego you experience, take them all as flowers, and put them at the feet of the master. There is no comparison, there is no jealousy, there is no criticism, you will automatically raise your awareness, and awareness will grow and until you reach complete liberation. Complete liberation is a continuous task. Liberation has to happen from every aspect of your existence. Even your name, your fame, your habits, your vices, your good aspects. All these things are a part of your binding. You have to liberate yourself, you have to liberate from every aspect. Detach yourself from all that you think you are and start working towards or walking towards liberation. Liberation is worth it because we have been bound even without our knowledge all throughout our lifetimes. This is why we are here today. Why we are here today is because we have been bound by karma. We have been bound by destiny. Today, right now, we are bound by our destiny. This is exactly the blockage we are planning to remove. If you have to remove this, if you have to be free from all these aspects, you have to be consistent. You should have one purpose, clear purpose, and walk towards that purpose. The Guru Tattwa, the principle will guide you. It will help you. When you need the guru principle most, just like your shadow, it’s with you full-time. Always. So never underestimate the guru principle. Never feel that you are alienated. Guru is with you 100% , 24 hours, 365 days. Full-time. Just have faith. Trust and do not be bogged down or do not worry about the mannerisms or the superficial aspects of any guru who is in the human form. Because then you will never understand the consciousness. You will be stuck with the superficial. It’s easy because the senses always connect to the superficial. Senses are oriented towards the superficial. So when you are using your senses and mind, to recognise or understand or feel the principle called guru, you will never get there. You need to go beyond the senses, beyond the mind. To connect to the consciousness which operates through the principle called guru, who could also be in human form. Never make a mistake of judging a guru using your available understanding, or available awareness. You will never get to the real core of the principle.

Lead by example
Lead by example

So I wish all of you a great year ahead, from now, and let the glow, the energy, the brightness of the principle called guru brighten you, burn inside you and let this plane always remain inside your heart and let it shine forth. Lead by example. If you would like to convey something to the world, do it, live it. If you do not live it, if you just preach, it is just noise. It will not matter anything. It will not matter to the world. But if you live it, you are actually making a statement to the world. When you live what you believe in, you are making a statement to the world. This is much more appropriate, and this is much more important in today’s times. I wish all of you across the world who are connected to me, I love you, I love you deeply, and I am constantly with you and I am concerned about you. I care for you and I will remain so. You are connected to me just like one family. So, please, live harmony, please live love, unconditional love. These are the expressions of higher awareness. Live harmony. If there are differences, take a step towards solving it, sorting it out, making people understand that the life is short, there is no time for differences. We have great things to do for the world and help everybody without thinking, without discriminating, especially those who are helpless. This is our commitment and our responsibility to help the helpless. Always be available to help the helpless. When you help the helpless, you are actually supporting or you are explicitly performing the Tattwa, the principle called guru in you. So always do that. And I am one with you. I am not separate from you. I am always with you and you are always with me. We are eternally connected. We are soul-mates, that is why we came together. That is why we recognised each other. Remember this clearly. And let us be one family. Let us remain so. And let us be connected and let us evolve into the highest possible liberation in one lifetime. I thank you for listening and being here and once again, I love you and I am always with you. Happy Guru Purnima to all.

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Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2013

Hello my beloved family members,

Namaskaar. Today on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, the birthday of Saint Vyasa, my wish for all of you is to have excellent progress in spirituality, a well-balanced existence, equanimity, and absolute peace in the days ahead.

Whenever you approach spirituality, let it not be with expectations. Just accept life as it comes, just accept experiences as they come, just accept evolution as it happens in the spiritual path. With this mindset, the element of wonder and surprise will always remain in the path ahead of you, to give you further momentum. My wish for you is to have that wonder-fuelled existence. When you move through the path of spirituality, you may face many obstacles. However, those will all dissolve if your focus stays steadfast on God. If you establish your focus on that highest Divinity, and are determined and resolved to continue till your merger with it, nothing will be able to stop or stand in your way. God or the Guru will automatically guide and hold your hand through that path of evolution.

Just remember that it is not in your doing, but in your being, that progress happens. You can expect lots of progress provided you are able to empty yourself, and remove expectations and conditioning, while being fully focused only on Divinity, only on God. I wish you success in whatever you do. I wish you happiness and peace.

As the saying goes, go to the sea because you love the sea, and not because you hate land. Similarly, do not approach spirituality because you are unhappy and seek an escape from your current existence. Only approach it because you love and yearn for spirituality, and because you long to experience the higher truth. If you approach it with love and openness, and without expectation, the whole path will open up for you. Whichever guru, religion, or path you follow will be immaterial. The assistance you need will come to you, provided you remain empty and receptive. Always remember that your emptiness is a strength. The strength of every glass is its emptiness.

Once again, I wish you success, happiness and peace. We shall always stay in contact in the plane of consciousness. Namaskaar.

Transcribed by Geeta Iyer
Proof-read by Caroline Moscato

Mohanji’s Guru Purnima Message 2012

Dear All Family Members,

3rd July 2012 is the Guru Purnima, the most important day to offer deepest of our gratitude to our Guru. It is a full moon day of the Ashadh month from the lunar calendar. Delhi BTW family has decided to plant trees as an expression of gratitude towards Mohanji. Many others are also going to plant trees on this day. We will all nurture these plants. Soon these big trees will be useful to others. Let everyone’s contribution in planting trees please the Mother Earth.

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, Mohanji has given following message to all.

Love and regards,

Mohanji Family

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My Beloved Embodiments of Love,

Happy Guru Purnima to all of you and your families!

Thank you for all the wishes, prayers, healings and concerns over my health. It was not serious though and I am feeling much better now and should be fine in another day. I would physically meet some of you who are here in Muscat on the Guru Poornima day. All of you who are not in Muscat, I will certainly meet in the energy plane and you will know my presence.

Let me share a few of my thoughts today. Since we have not communicated much off late, this could be a long letter. Beware! 🙂 I am looking at the world and am looking at you, too. Please do read without prejudice, which would do a lot of good, if digested well.

If you have firm faith and conviction in your path, tradition or Guru, that itself will lead you, guide you. All you need is firm faith and conviction. When asked how he received his powers, Baba Muktananda said “I never asked my Guru (Bhagawan Nithyananda) – “WHY?”.” He just followed the instructions of Bhagawan without questioning or analyzing. His faith in his Guru gave him everything. This is the path of Shiva. This is the path of Dattatreya. This is the path of Nath Gurus. All you have to do is take the plunge. The river itself takes you to the destination. Sometimes you may feel there is no movement; that nothing is happening. Sometimes, repetition of the same thing may give you boredom. Patience. Devotion and Deep Faith. You will be tested for your determination and endurance. The path of Shiva is not an easy path. Dissolution means agony before ecstasy. If you survive with determination, it is the sacred golden path where only Unconditional Love exists. No expectation or binding exists. When you take the plunge, you become the river. Beingness! Total Beingness! There is no duality anymore. Only oneness exists.

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Patience. Devotion and Deep Faith. You will be tested for your determination and endurance.

Natural acts of kindness and compassion truly make us human. It elevates and maintains consciousness at a higher level. It helps endure and erase the emotional terrains of our existence. When kindness and compassion overflow from deep within, man becomes human. My sincere appreciations, blessings and congratulations to my beloved Delhi team for their continuous expressions of selflessness against all odds. Ekta, Smriti, Yamini, Sakshi (Jammu), Bharati, Dana, Joga, Shashank, Phani, Sumit and all the lovely team members of Delhi and Jammu, I am so proud of you. I am also proud of Namrata and her teams efforts in Mumbai; Annette, Hein and their team in South Africa. These acts of compassion and kindness are the most splendid Guru Dakshina any Guru would cherish.

Guru Dakshina is an expression of gratitude. Prior to the foreign invasions into India, and commercialisation as well as communalisation of our educational systems, India used to have a system where those who seek knowledge or those who have eligibility for knowledge were attracted to the abode of teachers, stayed with them, served them and attained knowledge and skills. Education was spontaneous. Teacher delivered to each one according to their nature, level of receptivity or capacity. This was a beautiful system where the bonding between a student and the teacher automatically opened all channels and the eternal wisdom of the master enriched the seekers. It also gave practical training in life and living. Before the student left, as an expression of gratitude, Guru Dakshina was offered to the Guru. It used to be whatever is available in the neighborhood, as the students were not earning money and the teacher’s abode usually used to be in the forest or at least in remote villages, away from the contamination of city life. Guru Dakshina also used to be selfless service to the Guru and his mission. So, what can the student give to the teacher? A fruit, a plant or in some cases, a thesis work on what he learned from the Guru. Guru never expected anything from his disciples and delivered everything that the disciple could digest without expectations. Guru would be well pleased when his disciples live his teachings rather than imitate his lifestyle. This was such a pure relationship. Even Great Avatars like Krishna, Rama, or Adi Shankara were students like this. They were the source of all knowledge, what did they have to learn from anyone? Just to establish the dharma and faith on this beautiful system, they set the examples by subjecting, committing themselves to it. Remember, the real test of life is in enduring and navigating successfully through the winding roads of karmic life itself, and not in the marks you scored in your examination. This needs FAITH. This needs GRACE. Knowledge may not come in handy at all times of turmoil. If one has deep faith, grace is always around them. Grace never leaves their hands. They are always protected.

Mohanji's Guru Purnima Message 2012
Man becomes a ‘human’ when kindness and compassion overflow from deep within…. Mohanji

The criteria for admission to such Gurukuls were eligibility, receptivity and never purchasing power. You can understand the depth of degeneration our education system has undergone as of today. Education has systematically become degenerated over the years. Education is another commodity for sale. It is sold and bought, and there is no value system in its true sense. Superior knowledge is used for gaining supremacy over people, institutions or governments. Education is invoking competition, one-upmanship. Students are forced into studies, which they do not often like or are opposite to their natural aptitude. They are forced to compete with one another. They are insensitively called failures, which ruins them for life. Our system demands the fish to climb the tree and when the fish fails in its attempts, it is branded as a failure! Children suffer like this. It takes away their faith in education and even in parents who force them. They become tired. They rebel. They find solace in drugs or unholy company which preaches destruction. There is no peace at home. Parents are anxious, often angry and insensitive. They push the children to the edge, society and teachers do the same. Their inherent anger instilled by the system is nurtured by negative company. They destroy themselves and the world. Self-destruction is so rampant today. When a person is self-destructive due to bottled up anger within, one destroys the society too. Lack of real spiritual grounding  beyond the walls of religions and emotional existence is the curse of our society today.

Children exist in virtual world of make-believe. Relationships are virtual for them. All gratifications are virtual. Nothing is real. They are scared of the real. They expect the ease of make-believe in real life and suffer miserably when alternative realities hit between their eyes. They create friends on-screen and create a virtual life on-screen. Sometimes the speed of connectivity also determines the speed of failure in relationship. When constantly in the virtual word, when a child creates its own sunshine and the wind, it fails to accept or appreciate the real Sun. Real Sun becomes too harsh and intolerable and so does nature. These children become misfits in the real world. If any catastrophe happens, they perish. Nobody can prevent the decay. Society is creating them. Society  will also destroy them when they are not needed anymore. Awareness is the key. Nurturing awareness of who you are and instilling it in the children will keep them grounded. You could use any gadget, as long as nothing enslaves you.

Intellect provides artificial comfort and a feeling of superiority over others, at least temporarily. When you know things better than the other, you feel better off. This is also bondage. “One who is proud of his intellect is like a prisoner who is proud of his prison cell” – Fr.Antony D’mello. This is the truth. When knowledge becomes escapism and a means to show off, man binds himself. These are all subtle traps of our existence on Earth and should be extremely cautious about.

Mohanji's Guru Purnima message for 2012
Guru would be well pleased when his disciples live his teachings rather than imitate his lifestyle…Mohanji

We cannot ignore the world and stay spiritual. Spirituality is not escapism. Spirituality is being natural, being flexible and spontaneous. We need to be aware of life, living and the suffering of the new generation. We are constantly creating a restless world which thrives on emotions and emotional outbursts. Parents are destroying the children because of their undue anxiety and total ignorance of karma. Every child is a karmic being and will go on with its individual karma whether you worry about it or not. Society is destroying the children because of its insensitivity and silly judgements such as winners and losers. Nobody is always a winner or nobody can always be a looser too. All are relative terms. It depends on many factors. There is no faith, there is no trust. Just sheer competition. Success in life and not in examination, is real success. This means a life lived with peace and purpose. A life lived in kindness and compassion, satisfaction and acceptance. A purposeful, purpose bound life will be a complete life. An emotional life overflowing with desires and judgement will never give any satisfaction at any point in time.

Guru is a primarily a principle. Life is the biggest Guru. Nobody can teach you anything better than life itself. Nature is Guru. Every event, every moment gives forth some valuable lesson. We can continue to learn if we have the eyes to see or entertain average receptivity, from everything around us. Yet, your personal Guru is your own soul. All the spiritual guides who ever walked on earth are reminders of certain eternal truths of existence. Simple truths such as whatever you learn externally, has to be unlearned and nullified before you transcend to the highest, or before you dissolve completely. Whatever you learn externally must be shed to “become the knowledge” and merge into it. Knowledge lies within. Your soul knows everything. You have to transcend the intellect to reach the soul. In order to achieve that, we must systematically detach from the external. And detachment should happen spontaneously, when requirement for it ceases. Only what drops off by itself drops off forever. Whatever you forcefully shed, only get suppressed and will sprout back at another point in time.

divine smile - mohanji 2When you grow beyond all gunas, after nullifying the binding karmas, you merge with the source, the supreme. The supreme contains all knowledge. The supreme is the knowledge. So, when you and your Father (the supreme) becomes one, there is nothing for you to know anymore. So, it is through shedding that you evolve, not through accumulation of knowledge. There is no need to chase knowledge. Much knowledge does not help you with liberation either. Sufficient knowledge, which would be promptly delivered time to time by the Guru-principle is sufficient for one’s spiritual progress. Need for more knowledge than that is greed of the intellect, just like material greed, for the sake of some intellectual gratification. That will not help spiritual evolution. It is not in knowing, but in being, that awareness grows.

Seeming illiterate masters like Jesus, Bhagawan Nithyananda, Akkalkot Swami Samarth etc. proved this point with their own life. The learned men of their time asked, “How can an illiterate carpenter teach scriptures to the educated priests?”. It is possible when you are the source, knowledge, or when you actually merge with the source. Acquired knowledge has limitation. When you become knowledge, there are no limitations and you are not bound by the intellect either. They taught simple things and that too, non verbally, mostly through their own lives. Simplicity is Godliness. Real spirituality is having access to everything – but not needing anything, even knowledge.

Another important matter is “understanding yourself and your guide”. Shirdi Sai Baba did not even have a name. Mhalsapati called him Sai and others followed. What was the real name of the one whom we call Akkalkot Maharaj? Great masters never even had a name of their own, while today, we see gurus sporting big and long titles. Even a name is binding, just like fame. In the path of dissolution, all names, forms and titles are barriers, one way or the other. When the matter that the Guru delivers is profound, no titles are required. In today’s spiritual climate, titles are a clear sign of deep insecurity of the teacher. A sign of doubt within themselves whether they are recognised and revered or not. Beware of fancy titles; which do not confirm any spiritual stature. They may have acquired knowledge and certain siddhis. But, that is the minimum you can have in any case. All that glitters is not gold.

Shaktipat - Mohanji's Guru Purnima Message
We cannot ignore the world and stay spiritual. Spirituality is not escapism. Spirituality is being natural, being flexible and spontaneous. We need to be aware of life, living and the suffering of the new generation. We are constantly creating a restless world which thrives on emotions and emotional outbursts.

This is your individual journey. If my image or what I teach is seemingly blocking your progress, be bold enough to remove me and my teachings and progress further. If history proves that it was a mistake to leave me or the path that I am taking you through, welcome back, my doors are always open. Just do not develop regrets or guilt.

The path of Shiva is the path of dissolution. There are no stops or detours until we become Shiva. There should be no mid-way stops. There are only two possibilities here. Either we are SHIVA (The Source or the conscious) or Shava (the unconscious, the Ignorant or insignificant or another brick on the wall…). 🙂

True Gurus need nothing from you. Every seeker should have eyes to see this. Who is a true Guru? One who exists beyond gunas, One who is always connected to the source and the sign is usually silence and reluctance to be visible in public. He will not be bothered about siddhis and will be usually the matter-of-fact. He would be deeply rooted in non-duality. All the rest are acharyas holding fancy titles. Beware. As Swami Rama said, most are chasing siddhis (miracle powers) to earn their sustenance. They make tall claims and if they could not deliver, they blame the inefficiency of their disciples. Adi Shankara said the same thing; that it is for the sake of a square meal, these people are dressing up in weird ways. One truth that Swami Rama categorically expounded makes real sense even today. When a man spent years to learn the siddhi of spitting fire from his mouth, his Guru said, “Oh, that is sheer waste of time. I would rather buy a matchbox!” The avadhoota whom we met in Kumbh Mela said, “When will people drop the craving for finding aura, chakra, or kundalini and catch God?” We are indeed beating around the bush since lifetimes! Craving for smaller siddhis does waste our lifetimes. When will we shed the dark, thick wall of our conditioned ego and embrace the overwhelming light? From Darkness to Eternal Light!

We must develop eyes to see the truth. A true master has truly mastered his mind, elevated himself beyond gunas, and existing in eternal bliss state. He lives beyond all barriers. This will be unmistakable, too. Love is the expression along with perpetual compassion and kindness towards all beings. Keep your inner eyes open, you will see.

Inner eyes! That is what you must nurture. Inner eyes always shows us the truth. External eyes are always confronting illusions. Poor guys, they are confused. They cannot see what is real and what is unreal. And when they finally decide and focus on the real, the image changes and they get disillusioned again. Trust your inner eyes. They never deceive you. They are always open and focused on the REAL. They are married to higher awareness, too.

Mohanji's Guru Purnima Message 2012
Keep your inner eyes open. Liberation is the ultimate aim of every soul. Any knowledge or any path that makes it take further detours is its enemy…

There are masters in all planes of existence, not only on Earth. They are the conduit between the gross and the subtle. They are the eternal connectors. They are the promise of higher connectivity. Delusion is mostly in earthly plane because we use senses much more than our inner eyes, intuition or the sixth sense. We hardly use our inner eyes consciously. External eyes follow what glitters. We chase spiritual powers and get stuck with it. We flaunt it and pull ourselves down and away from the path of liberation. Liberation is the ultimate aim of every soul. Any knowledge or any path that makes it take further detours is its enemy. This is one criterion for knowing the right path. A path that keeps you liberated (unbound) and takes you towards liberation is the right path. All that binds you to rituals or gurus are wrong paths for the soul. Everything should be dissolved before the final exit. So, the less the baggage of habits and demands, the easier the transit! True Gurus keep you liberated. Acharyas bind you to systems. Systems give solace to mind because mind needs consistency. It cannot accept changes. Change is inevitable. Everything changes. Nothing can remain constant forever. Being flexible is important. Just by watching your thoughts, words or actions you can reach the highest. Being aware is the key, not “doing” many things. Doing keeps you busy and makes you feel fine. But, ask yourself – are you being occupied or are you actually evolving? Have peace settled in? Is your inner space clean? Do you entertain anxieties and worries? Has your awareness shifted? Do the same anxieties and fears still bother you? Think again. Walk away from anything that binds you as this is your individual journey. No Guru will carry you on his shoulder.

Help the helpless. Our family members are doing a lot, Mohanji Foundation and Ammucare in India, ACT Foundation in South Africa and through UK. Participate, support and if you cannot be of physical assistance, be morally present. Let us see if we can wipe the tears of at least another being today and every day. You will remain immensely blessed.

Having said all that, I wish you a Happy Guru Purnima. Surrender your thoughts, words and actions at the feet of your Sadguru, whoever it is, with deep faith and belief that he represents the Supreme Father, Parabrahma. Do good to the world and your fellow beings, so that you live the teachings of your Guru. Express your Guru in your daily life. Be one with your Guru. Be one with His consciousness.

Love You Eternally.

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