Casual Talk with Mohanji at Datta Tapovan – part 2

Questions by Hein and Annette Adamson and Mohanji’s answers

at Datta Tapovan on 25th February, 2013

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Q: We have heard that angels and higher beings are envious of human beings.
A: They need not be envious of us because these are all states which they can come into, too. Human state is not such an enviable state where there is a presence of duality which is sometimes unmanageable, sometimes helpless. So an angel or a higher entity need not be envious. They can create this body, it is not a problem, because this body is created out of the elements, that is why we have to procreate to maintain the species. We need two beings for creation. But in other planes you can create yourself as much as you like. They do not need to be envious as such, but of course, everyone would like to see what is next door, isn’t it? We are never satisfied with ourselves. Everything else is better than us, this is what everybody thinks, but we can’t be generic. You cannot generalise these things. There could be entities of I wouldn’t say higher nature, to think there is lower nature and be envious about it. Because when you are a postgraduate, you will not be envious of first year student because you have already covered that. But there could be curiosity what it is like to be in the human body. This can happen. And they can create it, it’s not a problem. They can choose the right womb and take a birth.

Q: Can you talk to us a little bit about sin?
A: The primary sin is not understanding yourself while existing. That means you waisted your life. If you are able to understand yourself and your true nature while you are existing, there wouldn’t be many sins. And the sins which religions talk about are to make you walk in a proper path. ”Don’t do this, don’t do that…” because then you are not contaminating yourself. So to avoid contamination, there are aspects which are kept as sins, so you will not touch them. This is defined in that way so that it can keep a person walking the path in a more purified way. Actually for me, if you continue in an unconscious state and have a death, and come back, that could be called a sin. Because you did not use your life for higher awareness. If you used your life for higher awareness, and you reach the ultimate, there are no sins.

Q: What is brahmacharya or as I understand it’s a celibacy?
A: It’s again a state. Brahmacharya is a state where you are not controlled by lust or greed or other emotions, where you are stable. But I would personally say that not making love, not having a relationship would not probably help brahmacharya. Enjoying equanimity while existing in every aspect is the right aspect of brahmacharya. That means you are married, you have a family, you have your home, this is brahmacharya because actually you are going through the process where you have all the possible lusts or greed or this kind of things in control, in the sense you have experienced it and you don’t need it, not that you are suppressing it. Whatever you auppress and say, ”Oh I’m the brahmacharya for the sake of something,” this is absolutely wrong. Nobody does anything for others, please understand this clearly. The whole existence, the whole experience called life is for ourselves, not for another person. People may say, ”I do this for you.” It’s a lie. Nobody can do anything for anybody. It’s not like when you get a tea for a person. These are simple expressions of love. Again it is because you enjoy it. So when you say, ”I like to be a brahmacharya,” that means with awareness, you say, ”I’m not interested in many aspects of life,” this is perfect. But when you say, ”I’m a brahmacharya because my religion or guru says so,” that means you are compromising, you are not expressing. Brahmacharya is a state where you attained and you are extremely balanced in that state. People write to me, ”Mohanji I would like to do this for you.” I always write back, ”Please do it for yourself. If you don’t want to do it, don’t do it for me.” Do you know why? Because it is actually an individual expression happening on the Earth. What is the big deal if they do it for me? They may feel the sacrifice, which is basically they are demeaning themselves, being sympathetic to themselves. That’s not the reality. That is why I say with awareness embrace brahmacharya, celibecy. Celibacy is again not abstaining from sex. Abstaining from sex because you don’t need to is good. Abstaining from sex because you cannot have it is bad. Because you are always thinking about it. You abstain from sex because you’ve overcome it, you don’t need it any more. This is ok. But understand the human existence is a little bit more complex than we consider it that way. That means food and sex are built in into the system. Why? Food to continue or evolve the body from childhood till death, and sex to continue the species. This is not true only for human beings, animals do the same. They also get aroused at certain seasons because they want to continue the species as well. These are all part of the creation. Now we say if we are immune to it, overcome it, you have embraced the higher bliss, a perpetual state of bliss, satchitananda, then you may not want to do lower thing like making love because it doesn’t give them so much of pleasure. This is ok, because you have grown beyond it. Then celibacy is automatic, you don’t even have to think you are a celibate. But now what happens is it is more of a theory and we try to put that into the practice and suffer. I don’t understand that. Why do you suppress anything at all? If you are harming another person, it’s definitely not good because somebody is suffering because of you. I never recommend this. Non-violence is what I recommend. But suppression of your basic instincts and out of that you become violent within and violent outside, is this what we are looking for? This is anti-spirituality. You are pulling yourself down. Just like scandalising people. You are pulling yourself down. The person whom you scandalise may forget, but you will never forget. Let us face reality and understand it and move. If you arrived at a state where you may not need certain things, you may abstain from food, you may abstain from breath, air, water or sexual union, this is ok, because you don’t need it any more, you have overcome it. That is real brahmacharya. Be a part of the society, live like a being which you are, like, if you have taken the human body, live like a human. Who stops you? And because of other concepts like ”This Maharshi has been a celibate, he never made love and I want to be like that.” This is immitation. It never works because you don’t know his constitution. He may have liberated himself a long time ago and he reached a state where he is not concerned about anything around him. You can immitate for sure, but you will suffer.

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Q: It is said that the moment of death is one of the most important moments of your life?

A: It’s crucial. Because with death nothing is stopped. Of course the soul carries the impressions, carries the desires, carries all the stuff which will create the next life along with it. But the last emotion the last feeling makes a huge difference in the flavour of the next life. So if the feeling is divine and if it’s peaceful, you have more space and time, like you arrived at the airport in sufficient time, you don’t have to rush through. Similarly, you arrive at particular plane and you transcend in peace. And you definitely have your agenda to travel, this is important, that is why the next life. If you don’t have agenda, you don’t have to come back at all. But imagining that there is an agenda and you are having a desire to move to the higher plane. When you are travelling, the last particular emotion has a lot of value. This is why every religion, every scripture says, “Do not even consider suicide.” Because the soul can exit through the nine holes of our system: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, genitals. So when suicide happens, what happens? The soul exits through the lower. Where did the soul enter the head? At the top of the head. That is why newborns have very soft top of the head. So the soul enters the body through the top of the head. If you can take it further out through the same… that is why. How did the top of the head harden? Because of conditionings, ego, identifications, wrong identifications, everything made us hard. The whole spirituality is about attaining ability to bring the soul back to the top of the head and leave. Then you don’t come back because you are leaving by choice. You will not come back. But if committing a suicide, which is total non-understanding of existence, you cannot face the situation, so you want to die. That doesn’t solve anything because you’ll come back in a much more bizarre situation, with more agony. When the soul exits through the lower openings, it usually enters into the nearest womb possible, because it is confused, it doesn’t know what to do, it can be a pig’s body or any such body. Likewise they say, if you scandalise saints, scandalise people, scriptures say, 80 million wombs of the Earth are waiting for them. Why? Because the consciousness they are operating in only allows them to go to such wombs which are of much lower consciousness, like centipedes, or millipedes, or any creature which needs a lot more time to evolve into higher, not even like a lion or tiger. So you have to go through the process because you pulled your consciousness down. You pulled your awareness down. Lack of awareness led you to such actions. If you are fully aware, you’ll be fine. You will have no problem because all are individual expressions. In case we are talking about, the last emotion or feeling has a lot of value. This has to be achieved through consistent practice, while we are living. We should practise sufficiently in a particular direction so that when we are exiting it’s not a new thing, which means when you rehearse well, you can perform well on the stage. Similarly, when you rehearse well, the last stage of your will be beautiful.

Q: So we have to learn how to die?

A: Yes, learn how to die.

Emotions

Learn to live with emotions. Understand that emotions are like waves of the ocean. They come and go. Leave them, let them come and go. Don’t be too preoccupied with emotions. Because we stand and judge everything and that actually multiplies it. Ok, I become angry, and it’s gone, now I’m not angry. Like that, if you are able to flow through emotions, without binding them, judging them, censoring them, criticising them, then they will go. They will still come, but let them go because multiplication will not happen. Otherwise you hold an emotion, nurture it and make it a tree. Then you don’t know what to do with it. If it is just a small fruit, you can handle it in your hand. Once you plant it and start nurturing it with energy, it becomes a tree. That becomes your character, and it also b ecomes your binding!

Q: And if emotion is in karma…?

A: That suspended state is chosen. There are two reasons. One is that that is probably the experience which whoever is associated with them have to go through. Number two, they still have time for another birth so that they would like to be among their known people. There are many other possibilities, but these are two. Another possibilitiy is that their data entry was in a confused way. Whatever they assimilated as their character, as their conditioning was in a confused way, confused data entry, so jumbled up so that the life stopped. Like if your hard drive of your computer is full of data, the computer becomes very slow. And if it crashes, it’s a suspended state.

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Charity

Q: Selfless service – if we help someone in need, do we ever give up on a person?

A: We should never give up on anybody. But understand that there are people who like to hang on us. They become dependent on us. This is not good charity. Good charity is keeping people liberated while we are liberated. So you help a person, hold his hand as long as he needs, for allowing smooth movement which means hold the child’s hand as long as he learns walk. When it walks itself, you don’t hold it any more.

Q: And if somebody is not prepared to change and you can see it isn’t happening?

A: Your duty is to show the way. Your duty is to create the bed for him, sleep has to happen. It is not up to you. You cannot interfere in an individual constitution or karma, this is impossible, because you have yours to handle. But as a compassionate being, as an expression you say, “Come here, i will hold your hand as long as you learn to walk.” But the idea shopuld be very clear. We should clearly know what we are doing. That means anything that creates dependency is binding. It binds you as well. So your state of liberation is affected just like his, so we should be aware of it. Continuous feeding is not a good idea. But at the same time if you are able to help a person to find the light, what else can you offer to the world? So charity should be well understood, not just act spontaneously without thinking.

Q: Is there one profound message that you would like to say?

A: Liberation. Use the time to liberate yourself. Get out of bindings. Anything that binds you such as a habit, a person, a surrounding, a situation, a place, or comfort zones. Enjoy the comfort zones, but do not be dependent on them. I’m not saying don’t enjoy life. Enjoy life. Life is for enjoying. But you should not be bound by it. When things start binding you, you cannot be liberated. But when you are able to handle everything in a liberated way, this is beauty of existence. E.g. “If this thing is here or not, I’m happy, if the person is available or not, I’m happy. I’m happy whichever way I am, but everything adds value to that happiness.” This is a beautiful situation. Being rich is having everything but not needing anything. But if you look around, most of the rich people are bound by their money. They cannot move. They are like watchmen of their property. They do not enjoy. They are full of fears. The most of the celebrities are in cages. They cannot move without bodyguards. They are vulnerable. Is this exactly what we are looking for in life? We must ask this question all the time. What is liberation? Liberation is not entertaining anarchy or doing things in a bizarre way. That is not liberation. That is again binding because you are expressing things in a wrong way. Liberation is a state where you are fine the way you are, no matter the circumstances, people, situations, positions. Otherwise everything becomes a burden including money, including people. Intellect is a big binding. We learn a lot and we don’t know what to do with it. We try to live it. It’s somebody’s information, it’s not ours and then we fall flat on the face. Liberation is a very large subject, but you have to access yourself, and grow from there. That is why I always say, Understand yourself, this is the biggest understanding you can ever have. Understand yourself in all aspects, e.g. “I am getting angry, I am getting egoistic, I am having fears, I have various emotions…” Understand everything and accept them. Then you reach a stage where you say, “I am none of this.” Then you will start realising what aspect of you is real, which is God, the only permanent aspect is god aspect. That has to happen from within. You cannot get it from outside nor can any guru take you by the hand and give you. He can guide you saying that this is the reality, look at it.

Q: And the love you have for all of us, can you explain it to us?

A: It has to be experienced, not explained.

Q: Because your love is absolutely the same for everyone.

A: It should be. I hope so :) Because if at one moment I start discriminating, then the quality goes down. Purity is dissolved. To maintain purity, I need to be extremely in equanimity, in 100% objectivity. I call a spade a spade, I give love without any restrictions. Even if I scold somebody this is with love, not because I want to hurt somebody. So the power from where you operate is absolute. There is nothing stopping you, because all the expressions are expressions of love. Anger, ego, whatever you want to express, it’s stemming out of love for higher good of the person or the receiver. This is important so you cannot have discrimination. When you look at a person, you see yourself. Another expression of myself is him. So where is discrimination? How can you discriminate? It’s impossible. Limited mind only does that. When you are unlimited mind, you cannot have higher and lower. In front of god or guru all are the same. All are just packages of various constitution. Accept them the way they are.
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Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Casual Talk with Mohanji at Datta Tapovan – part 1

Questions by Hein and Annette Adamson and Mohanji’s answers

at Datta Tapovan on 25th February, 2013

Mohanji at Datta Tapovan Feb 2013God

Q: Hello Mohanji, it’s absolute privilege to be here. Thank you for taking time to give us some clarity and answer our questions. First, what is god?

A: God is substratum. The energy out of which everything formed and eventually everything will dissolve. If you want to see god, you have to see the whole universe. Or, whatever you see in front of you is god. There is nothing apart from god, and everything eventially merges into god. God is not a form such as a human being, or any form that matter. But many forms represent god. Every form represents god. So if you would like to experience god, you have to experience yourself first, that is you are the universe. You are indeed a universe and you have the constitution of the whole universe, including seasons like spring, summer, the youth is spring, the middle is summer and the old is winter. Like that we are representing the whole universe. This is what we call the truth of existence where the whole cycle of creation is expressed through us. So if you start understanding yourself, deleting the emotions, deleting the microaspects of you, and start seeing the macro aspect of you, you will see that everyday life which you perceive outside of you is actually within you. If you understand that you understand the level at which god operates, which means all the activities, all the creation is within Him. And every creation has a duration. Nothing is permanent, everything has a validity, everything is like a projection, and everything is withdrawn when the show is over. The whole universe is a projection out of god. The god is substratum. God is material with which the universe is created. And when the material dissolves back, it dissolves back into god. There is nothing which is not god. God is everything.

Religion vs. spirituality

Q: What is the difference between religion and spirituality?

A: Religion actually started with man. Religion is part of man. So what is the religion of god, have you ever thought? God is the same, but perceptions are different. Each individual has an inherent individual constitution and it’s exclusive to himself or herself. In such a situation everybody cannot understand everybody. Everybody will not follow every guru. There will be preferences, there will be individual choices where people can appreciate certain path, certain god, certain religion. So religions are formed as part of the quest of man to find himself and then to find god. The question has been, “Who am I?” Si it took the person, the individual, the mankind in search of certain awareness and took them through such paths, and then eventually they became religions. There have been prophets, there have been saints who went beyond the box and identified certain aspects of themselves and then they formulated certain system, so that people can understand or appreciate themselves in whichever level, and then from there, they can understand god. So religion would be more or less like a pattern, particular agenda or particular method through which you can explore god or explore yourself. First explore yourself and explore god. Religion has various aspects. It caters to a person who is of intellectual nature, they wanted to know everything on the intellectual plane and only then they can understand god, or will accept god. Some people are emotional by nature, they want devotion as the means to reach god so this is catered as well. Some people like to serve people, they are good-hearted, and through service they find themselves and they find god. Every religion is a concoction of all these aspects. And then some of the people will explore further, they go beyond to the level, “Fine, I’ve done all these rituals, and I haven’t been quite satisfied. I should actually experience god.” These are the people who get filtered from the usual path of religions and they grow higher. That would be very few. Because people usually get stuck with rituals, and they feel that if they don’t do the rituals, or if they are away from the rituals, there is some problem.

DSC00561So man created religions. Man created the aspects of god in forms which they can understand or relate to. You cannot relate to something which is alien to you. If I give you food which you have never tasted before, you may taste it, but you may not appreciate it or you may not accept it. Likewise, every person has a constitution and according to the constitution only they can appreciate something. A person who has no inclination towards alcohol, even if you give the best alcohol, it is of no use for them. Likewise there are various types of religions so that various types of people are catered to. Some religions instill a lot of fear. Many times people today are bound by religions because of fear. That’s not the right path, because god should actually be the fearlessness. You should love god, not fear god. Fearing god is basically a kind of compulsive or degenerated kind of worship. Because if you love god and are god, you understand god. If you fear god, god is outside of you and something which you are afraid of. And that fear makes you work. That means you are a slave. That is anti-liberation. You cannot be liberated when you are a slave, because you accepted the slavery. If god is an entity which is kindness, which is love, and you be that and when you become one with that constitution of god, you merge with god, there is no you any more. This is the way towards the path of liberation. That means you and god are one, there is nothing to worship outside of you because you became the part of the constitution which is god, part of larger awareness which is god. So from limited awareness of limited entity, to the unlimited awareness of god, it’s a transition. As you transcend this, you actually feel god, you feel love, you feel the reality, the truth. So all the religions are based on one truth, but paths are different because they cater to different sets of people. I can never say something is good or something is bad, it’s relative. For some people something is suitable. Like some food is good for someone and is poison for another. It’s like that. We can’t say which religion is good or bad, but it’s created by man. This is part of exploration of man or the quest to know who he is and what god is. This is how all religions are formed and continue. And whatever is not adaptable to the changes of the situation because life changes all the time, dies off. Something which cannot endure time goes. Because all the philosophies are nice, because they have been given by people who are enlightened. These have been delivered by prophets or guides who have seen god. All these scriptures, various guiding books or guiding principles that we learn every day have been delivered by people of great depth, big people, big in the sense of spiritual level, highly enlightened. They have always tried to deliver whatever is good for mankind. But understand one thing. They have all been addressing a particular set of people who were their contemporaries. So they used the kind of language, they used the kind of ideas or things that they can understand and probably kept rules and regulations which are suitable for their community, or that particular society which they were moving in. Adaptability is required as the time grows. You have to adapt to new situations, new set of people, evolve the set of people, and bring them up higher. Often what happens is interpretations become a problem. Coming generations have to interpret what the predecessors have said, and cater to the new set of people. But what happens is the person who interprets may not be of the level of the enlightenment of the creator, the one who created this first. So distortions happen in religion. When distortions happen to the message, calamities happen. What is originally understood, when it is delivered becomes another subject. That can create alienation, that can create anarchy, this is a problem. Everyone needs to explore themselves individually, not to follow like one cow follows another. That is not a good idea because you are closing your mind. Some people say, “My guru is the best guru, everyone else is bad.” This is not true. Everyone has their guru. Everyone has their god, their religion. Everything is good for them, it may not be good for us, but it’s ok because there are seven billion people in the world, seven billion unique combinations. When we have all these people and all these constitutions to work with, every religion should be adaptable. Because you cannot give one medicine for all the diseases. A general tonic cannot cure, it can probably keep you well. So you have to find your concoction that cures you. This is an individual responsibility. We always miss this because we follow the crowd.
Mohanji quote - The light that you have been searching for
Heaven and Hell

Q: Could you talk to us a little about heaven and hell, and where heaven is and where hell is?
A: As far as human beings are concerned, both are states of existence. Whatever contracts your mind, whatever makes you negative, whatever makes you restricted or lower, in the lower level of awareness, is hell. Lack of awareness is hell. The shift in consciousness where you are tapping into a higher awareness, where you are able to see in 360 degrees, this is heaven. These are two states of human existence. Heaven is not apart from you, nor hell is apart from you. This is your choice. You can be in heaven or in hell, it depends on how you operate. If you operate with your limited mind, which has ego, which has anger, jealousy, frustrations, then you are operating in hell. If you are operating in the higher which is kindness, love, compassion, this is heaven. So what happens is, even if you are suffering or going through pains, encountering obstacles, etc… you will not be affected, because your plane of operation is kindness, love, compassion. So heaven and hell are aspects of you.
If you look at the whole universe setup, there are places like Earth is one of the gross planes where you have a body, mind, intellect to express and experience. But there are places where you are not created through elements, or an entity is not represented through elements. In such a situation you can say this is more of a heavenly operation because the pains and tears-and-wears of our existence does not happen there. So this is another aspect of the thinking. But why don’t we go there? Because all our desires are based on earth. How can you go? This is why. It’s not because it is not accessible to you. It is provided, but your desires are related to earth. People want to fall in love, get married, have children and everything here. So you have to come to this plane for that! But if it’s the other way round, you are already connected to the higher plane where you don’t really have to care about your body, you have no desires related to earth, then in that case you will go there. That is a perpetual heavenly state, where you have zero desires, and you are perpetually in a bliss state. When desires are not there, bliss always settles in. Desires make us do things which we may probably not want to do. There are permutations and combinations, you can analyse an individual with lots of desires, fears, anger, jealousy and such lower qualities, and a set of people who have no desires, whom we call the saints and sadhus. They can access anything they like, but they don’t need anything. This is a super state of richness. It’s not the money that you have, it’s a state in which you are operating. You have everything, but you don’t need anything. You are fine the way you are. This is power, real power.
So heaven and hell are states which you can create and you can uncreate. It’s not a place where you are put, like an old-age home, ha, ha, like, you go there and sit. Then what next? Nothing, just sit. That can’t be heaven! Ha, ha, you have no utility. Merging completely with Father, the highest consciousness, is bliss because as an identity, as an entity you do not exist. But you can choose to be coming back as well, and still be in bliss, no problem. Because if you convert you operating level only on unconditional love, where desires are minimal, and also you would like to serve people, you would like to experience the existence through service or being good to people, wanting to help people, and expressing only at that level, that time, you are fine, you are in heaven already here, while existing. This can also be called liberated existence, where you are existing without attachments, without desires. And then when you leave the body, you will automatically reach there because you are going from the plane of detachment and you are arriving at the plane of detachment. So when the question comes, ”Would you like to go back?” You may say, ”No. I’m fine.” So you already graduated to a different plane. This is the way to evolve. Just like an animal, born through human’s birth to the higher, like that we can transform ourselves to a higher plane by reducing the desires, reducing clutter, being simple, and then when we leave the body, we leave the body in peace. We leave the body with absolute awareness. That means we exit through the place where we came from, through the top of the head at will. Not through the mouth when the time comes to go. So we can bring the soul back to the top of the head and exit. Then you may choose not to come back. You may say, ”I’m fine. This is what I wanted to experience on earth, thank you very much, I’m grateful, I’m going.

Mohanji quote - You can be in heaven and hell it depends onQ: Won’t a person shift then to laziness or restlessness?

A: Once you leave like that it will not happen. Laziness and restlessness are related to the earth plane because you have dualities to play with. Once you are in perpetual state where the awareness is in 360 degrees, it’s total, there cannot be any restlessness possible. Because you are in a perpetual state of bliss. In that state it is very difficult to have restlessness or anxiety or fear. Fears are always happening in the lower mind level. It cannot happen in the higher intellect level or higher awareness level.

Q: And when one has an intention to leave all desires, even that’s a desire, isn’t it?

A: It’s a desire, but it is a better desire than having a desire of possessions, relationships, ego-related stuff. But leaving desires is probably a crude way of thinking because you cannot actually leave anything. You can go through it and overcome it. That means, you have a desire for an icecream. By looking at the picture of an icecream, that desire will not go away. You have to experience it. So desires do not just vanish. You can suppress them, but that is not solving the problem. Suppression is always postponement. The more you suppress, the more births you will take. Because they all come out in silence. Just like fears, whatever fears you suppress, they come out when the mind is silent. That is why some people hate meditation. Because they bring back all their fears which have been lying supressed, and not only fears, all emotions, all various feelings which have been supressed, come out when the silence settles in. So before the silence actually settles in, you have to eradicate all this :) How do you eradicate? Observe them, leave them. Likewise you cannot through desires out. You have to experience them, at least in the modest way. Experiencing them in a modest way means be fully aware what you are doing. Be in the present. Enjoy every moment. In that way, if you experience, it will not come back. You don’t have to do it again. Otherwise, you are unconscious about the activity, it gets repeated. That becomes a habit. E.g. smoking a cigarette, be with the cigarette till the last part. Then you feel, ”I have done. I have had enough.” Next cigarette will not happen at least. Otherwise you can see people smoking and smoking. Why? Because all this activity way unconscious. Your mind has not actually registered nor enjoyed. Leaving desires is more easily said than done. You have to go through the experience, but experience it with awareness so that it doesn’t come back, you are happy with the result, then it goes away from your system. That is the way it should be.

Mohanji quote - Give back to mother EarthQ: And if one wants to be desireless, and becomes apathetic and doesn’t want to do anything, just sits and becomes useless?

A: Usually what happens is when desires are replaced with love, love is existing always, but it is not expressing because of the desires which are overloaded. So when desires are reduced, love starts expressing. Usually the thought would be, ”I would like to be away from this mess.” This is ok, but understand one thing. As long as you are using this platform called Earth, to experience whatever you are experiencing or expressing, you may have to pay the dues. You cannot check out of the hotel without paying the bills. So you have to impart your knowledge, or impart your kindness in some way. This is what we call service. This is why all religions say you should serve people, serve animals, serve birds, serve environment. Because then whatever you have attained, stays. Otherwise you will have to come back to pay the rent later. That could be painful, that means another birth. Better not to take that.

Q: Thank you… if god is the beginning and god is the end, what’s the point of everything in the middle?

A: If you are the only person existing in this world, how will you know yourself? If god is substratum, everything has come out of god, but how does god understand himself? As an expression, there needs to be duality. There needs to be relativity. Through relativity you can understand, that which is not this is that. That way, start with duality and come back to unity. This is a perfect awareness of what god is. In this context, if you continue to analyse yourself, you will understand that more, ”I’ve always be in search of something which is already within me. I’m not apart from that.” But how does that understanding come? When the quest is reaching the level of snag, let’s say, ”What is this? I’m not getting it?” That’s the time when you look inside. You have always been looking outside, we have visited many temples, places thinking god is there. Of course, there is the power there. But then again you come back to yourself and ask, ”Did I see god? Did I actually touch him? Is this god outside of me whom I can actually touch?” If you do not have duality, if you do not have relativity, if you do not have a relationship, this is just a mystery. I cannot understand myself alone, I need to understand myself in context in relation to, or in the realm of relativity. That is why god has intelligently created duality. But it also gives room to transcend duality and come back to unity. And when you come back to unity, you are not missing anything or you are getting everything fulfilled. And even in duality in perfect awareness, you can actually enjoy the unity which is god, ”I am that” coming back to you, there is nothing apart from you. That is why every person has the same potential. Every person is the same, all are expressions of god. Every drop of the mother ocean has the same particulars as mother ocean. Nobody is higher, nobody is lower, the only thing is that constitution is different so the awareness is different. You do not know, simple. That is why gurus come as road signs and say this is the way. Again, they do not insist you should go that way. They say you can travel this way, and you can reach your true self. And if the true self is identified, it will not be outside of you. It will be inside of you. Then you will see that all the things around you are within you. Everything is your expression, so you cannot kill or harm yourself, right? If something is an extension of you, you may feel disconnected, that will cease to exist. There is no disconnection. Everything is you. So god has created this beautiful system of duality so that creativity is possible, love is possible, expressions are possible, and through expressions elevation is possible. This is the most important thing. Through various things, I’m not that, this is not that, and through that finally evolve into the state where, ”I’m everything. I’m god. God is me. God is not outside of me.” To that full awareness. First is the awareness of the self, the petrol that runs the car, or the soul that runs the body, to the awareness that the soul is the child of the main god we are talking about, the god which is formless, omnipresent and energy with intelligence, with unlimited powers. We have the same. We do have. But we do not know how to use it because we are stuck with our limited consciousness. This is why.

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Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Steps to God

Skype satsang with Mohanji in Serbia, 30th November, 2014

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Q: I have a question related to pyramids in Bosnia. I have heard that there is a special crystal within the Arunachala mountain which is supposed to be activated at the end of the Kali yuga. Is there anything of that sort within the pyramids in Bosnia because they have been inactive for so long and now they have been discovered? Do you think it is somehow related to the Kali yuga?

A: Who said that Arunachala crystals are inactivate? That is the same with Puttaparthi. The whole lower region (of the earth at such holy places) is full of crystal stone which preserves and releases energy, which protects and rejuvenates, which nourishes – because when there are most crystals in one place it becomes a power center.

Q: But now maybe time has come to reveal these places, to reveal these crystals?

A: Ha ha, it’s a chicken and egg question. It is already and always revealed right from the conception but we are not able to see them because our frequency is not matching. Those whose frequency matched or those who could identify it made these power centers their home and detached from the negative world.

It is like maybe there is a big power center in our neighborhood but we are not able to see them until somebody shows us, right? It is similar. The power centers of the world have always been existing. If you look where the saints are conglomerating, or where the real saints are living, that is the place with powerful energy. That is why Arunachala, Kailash, Puttaparthi… all these places attract people because of the power in that area and that’s mostly related to crystals. I think it is similar in Bosnia. Even though pyramids are often man-made or constructed by beings from somewhere, the place which attracted the pyramids, the ground is probably made of crystals.

BosnianPyramidofSunQ: I have heard that there are even pyramids in Serbia?

A: Certain mountains of Serbia have crystal deposit, there are crystals. Serbia has also reasonable power centers, not major power centers, but in a subtle way they are helping the country. They are energizing the country. Yes, there will be more pyramids, it’s not only in Bosnia, but different invasions destroyed various things because religious invasions have always destroyed things. It could be the reason why some of them are not visible.

Q: What happens in our inner world when we do process of meditation in such places?

A: There are major seven chakras, major seven transformers which are vertical in our system. And there are seven chakras which are of higher nature right from the third eye till the top of the head, sahasrara, and also seven behind, like an umbrella. Creation has happened based on gunas, right? Sattwa, rajas, tamas gunas, the combination of these gunas is the basis for creation as well as character. When you sit in the middle of the pyramid, when the energy is directed onto the ”umbrella” which is on our head, (they are actually called centers, not chakras, but I would call them chakras because they also transmit) it helps alignment of our sheaths (Kosas) and helps liberation. Whatever transmits is a chakra. Normal word for the upper “chakras” is adhar, which means the basis, but I prefer to call it chakras because they are both platform and transmitters. When you sit under the pyramids, when energy is focused on this umbrella, when energy is on the top of the head, seven on the front and seven behind, it kinds of pulls the kundalini up. It enhances the upward movement of kundalini or the primal energy, or the shakti energy. From the root – it comes up to the top. That is why meditation under a pyramid has much more value. The pyramids help your meditation. Gunas or creation on the terrestrial level is only up to the third eye, and from there when energy starts moving upward, it’s nirguna, which means gunaless state. Once you transcend third eye, you are in gunaless state. You may not see much literature about it in the google. It is very difficult to get this information. But roughly I can say when the energy moves from the third eye, and there is a chakra called bodini, when it touches bodini, immediately the spark of enlightenment happens, the awakening happens. And above bodini, there is a chakra or a platform called kailas. Kailas means stillness. When the energy touches kailas, then the whole mind becomes still. Mind is immovable then. The mind stops existing. This is just for understanding. While you are meditating in a pyramid or a center of power, these are the places which get activated. Why these places get activated is because chakras have functional role to keep organs functional and alive. They are transmitters of energy for existence of beings on earth. Most of the vertically situated chakras are functional chakras and are affected by situations, emotions and are flexible. They are guna chakras and hence all these chakras have functional roles. The upper ones do not have functional role. Its role is just to elevate your consciousness.

Q: I have made a firm decision about sadhana, or routine in daily life that I would like to change, and then there is a kind of mind’s sabotage or something preventing this from happening, obstacles that I almost forgot what I wanted, as if it was not meant to happen. Shall I just accept it as if it was not given or…?trigoddess-aadi.png

A: It’s not so. In our tradition, there are aspects about the Goddess, or that is what the Goddess delivers, Iccha shakti, Kriya shakti, Jnana shakti, the will power. Then action power, and then the knowledge power. All these powers are within us. E.g. if you are connected to mother Mary, if you surrender it all to mother Mary and say, ”With your blessing I’m doing it.” Then it will happen faster. Because your ego will be very low. Your personal analysis  whether it is mind, body, emotion, etc will not affect you much. Because you are doing it for the sake (on behalf) of God or you are surrendering it to God.

Q: How to know that I received spiritual guidance? How to establish this communication in a tangible way?

A: Eligibility. We have to increase our eligibility to receive. Eligibility is equal to operating frequency. And if you really want to connect to the higher beings of the really white path, of benevolent nature, you must operate in unconditional love. The lower frequencies are anger, hatred, judgement, gossip, jealousy, these are all lower frequencies. Even if you are partially involved with this frequency, you cannot receive message from the real higher. Mohanji quote World craves for gossip

We must first of all avoid contact with the lower frequencies of any level such as anger, jealousy, gossip, hatred, judgement, we should actually detach from such people. And then we should cultivate unconditional love. We should express kindness, compassion, then such entities will start working with you and through you.

Q: There are people we cannot avoid and who are of such frequency. How to help them or deal with them?

A: Equalise, compensate with positive action, positive words. It’s not that they are with you for 24 hours. They are not transfering into you for 24 hours. If it’s unavoidable, if you have to take it, take it but at the same time don’t eat it. Don’t consume it. Negativity is like poison. One drop of poison can spoil one bucket of milk. Normally what I do is if I know there is somebody talking about other people, gossiping, I would tell them clearly that I’m not interested. I don’t want to know. Sometimes it’s better that you keep one stand and say, ”I’m not interested in talking about other people or talking about certain situations, rather let’s talk about something which is creative or something which is of higher nature, like kindness, compassion, love, what we can do for other people, what we can do for the country, how we can raise the consciousness of the people, how we can raise the awareness in the country. Such discussions you can entertain, and such groups can be formed while you say to the people who are just pulling you down with negative or lower frequency, just tell them, ”I’m not interested. I don’t want to know.” Say it repeatedly, gently, with kindness and love, they will not talk to you about it anymore.

Mohanji quote Do not entertain emotions and negativity from anyoneQ: We as women have been imposed this male principle of action. How can we balance this and develop and nurture the feminine quality in ourselves?

A: Feminine quality is motherhood. Express motherhood. The real feminine quality in every woman is motherhood. This is exactly what you should express. And world needs it, the world needs motherhood. Motherhood means home, it’s nourishment, rejuvenation. Motherhood is very much necessary in the world now.

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The world needs the motherhood aspect – home, nourishment, rejuvenation

Q: Why do I feel that no practice (meditation, yoga, mantra, anything) can actually bring us to God. It may improve our awareness, make us aware of many things, but that final touch, the ultimate union with God has nothing to do with our human desires, opinions, etc. Where does this feeling come from? I doubt that I may have been feeling this way only out of laziness or because of not wanting to take responsibility. Please, help me clear this doubt.

A: It can prepare us and make us eligible for God.There is a truth in this question. In fact all these practices, whether it is chanting, kriya, meditation, knowledge path, they are all like paths, techniques, preparation. The ultimate god connection happens only at the right time. When you are equanimous towards the world, and its activities, when desires which are connected to the earth are less, when you have nothing to do here, that time you merge with god. Otherwise god is only a concept.
If you look at our life, matter supports only matter, food only supports the gross aspect of us. Air that we breathe only supports the air balance in us. Water replenishes the water element in us. Like that, an activity which is of higher nature, such as chanting, service to the people and the society, knowledge, all the kriyas, they all take you to a different dimension. And this dimension is getting closer to god – or increasing our eligibility. Dimension is not god, but they are aiding to reach god. So it is important to practice, otherwise you will lose track. Mind will create obstacles so that you do not do it and it pulls you down to the level of earth and sometimes reduces the frequency, too. It is important to do things. Just like taking a bath, if you don’t take a bath every day it will be difficult for other people to come near you. It is important that we practice something so that we are in tune in the track, in the path. Even though you know this practice is not god, practice leads you to god because nullification happens, emptiness happens, then the energy gets filled in. When everything is nullified, there is only god.

Mohanji quote - Herculean effortQ: What is your opinion of The Book of Knowledge?

A: Normally I do not give opinion of any books. It is individualistic. You can read what suits you. Because every book is somebody’s opinion, and I do not personally have any opinion on any books.

Q: This book has been downloaded from the consciousness by a lady in Turkey.

A: Yes, but it is given to somebody, right? Why don’t you develop it yourself from inside? You have the same eligibility and talent. When you are totally nullified from inside, you are only knowledge.The real knowledge is what happens from inside. And that is the only knowledge which actually transforms you. Real knowledge is something which transforms you, not the knowledge that stays in the brain as theories and concepts. You know that there is god, but if you are not experiencing god, what is god to you? It’s similar. Unless knowledge becomes your experience, knowledge is just knowledge sitting up there in your head. I always encourage people to experience, so that every bit of experience has value much more that anybody’s information. In the Vedas they say that you can read or practice the Vedas so that you can reach your true destination. The moment you reach somewhere, you should burn the Vedas. It is not literally burning, it means you should not carry it. Like you are using the boat to cross the river, once you cross the river you are not carrying the boat, right? So real knowledge is knowledge which happens from inside. That means it is not always available (like in your head) but when you need it it is available. I’m not saying any book is good or any book is bad. Everything has its relevance. Every book has its relevance, every person has his/her relevance, every material has relevance, so nothing is wasted on earth. But there are different types of people, different shapes, different forms, different height, and different types of food or clothes that suits different people, like that different books suit different people. So if this book suits you, please go ahead and read it because it is a kind of gratification. I do not normally comment on any books because people will say Mohanji said this, so it is very important. bhakti_bhaav_radha-krishna

Q: What is the difference between emotion of love and bhakti, i.e. useless emotion which prevents growth and the feeling which boosts growth?

A: The clarified emotion is devotion. That is butter is melted, and melted and becomes ghee. Like that, when you clarify your emotion, make it milder, milder and milder, and subtler, and subtler, it becomes devotion. Emotion is usually towards a person, a thing or a situation. But devotion is towards the consciousness.

Mohanji quote Higher awareness and unconditional loveRecorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Increasing Awareness

Satsang in Novi Sad, Serbia 24th May, 2012

Mohanji 4Q: Who put the hand on my head during meditation? He or she approached me at the moment when I was in the deepest love with my spiritual teacher Sai Baba, when I felt the most intense gratitude, so I had an impression as if it was Him who did it.

A: Naturally Baba :)
Actually all identities dissolve at a certain point in time. Body has been taken only for a duration, for a communication purpose.
In Hinduism there are 330 million gods, 33 crores. Some people ask me, how do you worship all these gods. The idea is there is substratum which is the base fro every image. All images come out of something and dissolve back into something. Lord Krishna says in Bhagawad Gita, “When you offer to any of the deities you can relate to, it reaches me.” So in that context when the Bhagawad Gita was delivered, Krishna is talking about a larger substratum called Para Brahma or the Father. Everything came out of Him and everything dissolves back into him. If you see one man or one individual with the form called Krishna, this message will not come to you, you will not understand it. If you remove the frame, remove the body and understand the consciousness, then you understand the message. The form is taken for expressing something to the world. Every avatar is a happening. It is an event. It is a happening because it is made or created for a definite reason of a larger purpose. We have had various avatars. All those great masters who changed the course of the destiny of the mankind are avatars. Why do we have a variety of gods and avatars, religions, masters? Because everybody cannot connect to every master. Some people can connect to some religion, some ritual, some master, some path. Everybody cannot relate to the same one because individual character is different. Each person has a unique constitution. Everybody has a different fingerprint. Retina of the eye is different. This is a clear statement that each of us is unique. God has not created two people in the same way. There could be similarity, but not the same. If we understand the uniqueness of ourselves, we will never be sad. Because the key reason for our sadness is often comparison. How can you compare an apple and an orange? If we stop comparing ourselves favourably or unfavouralby with another person, we will be much better off. We will have much more peace inside.
My point is you are connected to Sai Baba and you felt Sai Baba coming and blessing you. This is also a confirmation that you are in the right place at the right time. If you are not in the right place, at the right time, this happening would be more of a trauma to you.

Mohanji 5Q: I was healing one shoulder for two months and now I have a problem in the other shoulder. I don’t know what is happening?
A: Wait till the shaktipat is over, we will see… But the main thing is all our cells have memory. Through times, we started as pure consciousness. In India we have a prayer of gratitude towards the masters. It says, “Sadashiva sambarambham…” (sada shiva means permanent state of happiness, you are always in the bliss state, so we began there, in a beautiful deep bliss state. Then we came to earth and forgot our real identity of who you are, so we keep checking, “Who am I? What am I doing here? There should be something more meaningful in our life than what we seem to be doing. We do not just take birth and go through education, get an employment, find a boyfriend or girlfriend, get married, have children and die. So this is what we came here for?” Something is missing. And most of our lives we prepare for being happy later on. And preparing, and preparing, and finally we die. Somehow happiness slips through, happiness goes away.” So we keep asking what is missing, what is wrong, and so masters come, gurus come. They say, “See, the problem that you have is you are searching for happiness outside of you. Also, you love everybody so you give the remote control of your happiness in other people’s hands. They keep changing channels. So we become happy and unhappy at the same time. In the tradition, if you look at the history of the whole mankind, teachers have come at the right time, avatars have happened at the right time, to tell people, “Look here, you are fine. You are happy. Go within and that is where you’ll find your happiness.” So we started as complete happiness, as sada shiva, as a bliss incarnation. Then we forgot and we became unhappy, so masters came and said, “You are that.” And that is why in that particular prayer of gratitude, ““Sadashiva sambarambham, Shankaracharya madhyamam” (The same Shiva as master, came to tell you. He lived in 780. He came to tell you who you are.) Then follows “asmad acarya paryantam”(My guru in the end) vande Guru paramparam. (I respect the tradition of the masters) So we offer gratitude to the flow of masters who guide mankind through time. So “asmad acarya”, my guru, who is my guru? First and foremost your primary guru and primary master is your own soul. When the soul leaves the body, we call that body dead body. Now people call me Mohan. When I die, this will be called Mohan’s body. So Who is Mohan? Mohan is the soul. So we call the soul with a body a name. And we operate in three dimensions each day, the waking state, dreaming state which is also real because you are active in the dream state, and deep sleep state. So physically we have so many restrictions, your physical form and your areas of activity. In the dream state sometimes you have much different area to work on. You can fulfill your dreams in dream. Deep sleep state is equal to death state. All your identities are dissolved in deep sleep state. You don’t know your gender, whether you are a man or a woman, your parents, your name, location, space or time. While you are in deep sleep state every night, you completely dissolve all your identities. Then when you wake up, you bring everything back. Like in the street vendours, have you seen vendours in the street who come in the morning? They keep everything there for selling, and then in the evening, whatever they sold, they sold, the money is in the pocket, they pack and take everything home. We are all like that, we come to this earth, and what are we selling? Our destiny. What is money? Time. So we do that then we pack everything and go. Whatever we could not sell we will have to come back and sell again. Like this we have been repeating. This is exactly what the masters are saying, use your life to improve your awareness to the highest point, where you can see everything from a higher perspective so that you do not need another life. Now you can only see at this level. When you go one floor up, you can see more. If you go twenty floors up, you can see the whole area. This is exactly like in increasing awareness.

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Sri Adi Sankara

Q: How to increase my awareness?

A: There are two ways for increasing your awareness. First is manana, contemplation. You are increasing your awareness through contemplation. Contemplate on who you are. Adi Shankara, at the age of eight, went to his master, so master asked, “Who are you?” He meant “What is your name?” What he said was,

1) “Mano Buddhi Ahankara Chitta Ninaham
Nacha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghrana Netre
Nacha Vyoma Bhoomir Na Tejo Na Vayu
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham”

I am not mind, nor intellect, nor ego,
nor the reflections of inner self (chitta).
I am not the five senses.
I am beyond that.
I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind (the five elements). I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss,Shiva,love and pure consciousness.

2) “Na Cha Prana Samjno Na Vai Pancha Vayu
Na Va Saptadhatur Na Va Pancha Koshah
Na Vak Pani Padau Na Chopastha Payu
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham”

Neither can I be termed as energy (prana),
nor five types of breath (vayus),
nor the seven material essences,
nor the five coverings (pancha-kosha).
Neither am I the five instruments of elimination,
procreation, motion, grasping, or speaking.
I am indeed,
That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva,
love and pure consciousness.

3) “Na Me Dvesha Ragau Na Me Lobha Mohau
Mado Naiva Me Naiva Matsarya Bhavah
Na Dharmo Na Chartho Na Kamo Na Mokshah
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham”

I have no hatred or dislike,
nor affiliation or liking,
nor greed,
nor delusion,
nor pride or haughtiness,
nor feelings of envy or jealousy.
I have no duty (dharma),
nor any money,
nor any desire (kama),
nor even liberation (moksha).
I am indeed,
That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva,
love and pure consciousness.

4) “Na Punyam Na Papam Na Saukhyam Na Dukham
Na Mantro Na Teertham Na Vedo Na Yajnaha
Aham Bhojanam Naiva Bhojyam Na Bhokta
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham”

I have neither merit (virtue),
nor demerit (vice).
I do not commit sins or good deeds,
nor have happiness or sorrow,
pain or pleasure.
I do not need mantras, holy places,
scriptures (Vedas), rituals or sacrifices (yagnas).
I am none of the triad of
the observer or one who experiences,
the process of observing or experiencing,
or any object being observed or experienced.
I am indeed,
That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva,
love and pure consciousness.

5) “Na Me Mrityu Shanka Na Me Jati Bhedah
Pita Naiva Me Naiva Mata Na Janma
Na Bandhur Na Mitram Gurur Naiva Shishyah
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham”

I do not have fear of death,
as I do not have death.
I have no separation from my true self,
no doubt about my existence,
nor have I discrimination on the basis of birth.
I have no father or mother,
nor did I have a birth.
I am not the relative,
nor the friend,
nor the guru,
nor the disciple.
I am indeed,
That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva,
love and pure consciousness.

6) “Aham Nirvikalpo Nirakara Roopaha
Vibhur Vyapya Sarvatra Sarvendriyanam
Sada Me Samatvam Na Muktir Na Bandhah
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham

I am all pervasive.
I am without any attributes,
and without any form.
I have neither attachment to the world,
nor to liberation (mukti).
I have no wishes for anything
because I am everything,
everywhere,
every time,
always in equilibrium.
I am indeed,
That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva,
love and pure consciousness.

This is the same as Jesus tells about Father, “Me and my Father are One”, because Jesus is always in peaceful and bliss state.
This expression by Adi Shankaracharya was awareness a master was expressing at the age of eight, can you imagine? If you asked an eight-year-old child, “Who are you?” , what would the child say?
When I was evolving into higher dimensions, in the middle of 2000s, I used to experience complete blank states, everything was written off. It was a fearsome state. It would last from one day to a week. If somebody called me “Mohan” I would think who they were calling. And I was the general manager of the company in Dubai at that time. The main problem was I forgot my signature. So when the secretary brought the papers, I would say, “What did I sign yesterday? Can I see?” Because I couldn’t tell anybody I forgot my signature. So this was a state. At one point in time, I never used to open my messenger because people would come to chat and it would take my time in the office, so I normally kept it closed, when suddenly it opened up when I was in such a state thinking, “What should I do now?” Because I was completely blank. All identities were gone, just like deep sleep and a very old friend who is actually a yoga teacher, I had known him ten years before this incident. He came on chat, “Mohan, are you there?” He never comes to chat and I never chatted with him. He is like a saint. I said, “Yes, it’s nice to meet you, I haven’t been talking for a long time. He didn’t have interest in any general communication, he said, “While I was meditating in the early morning, my guru came and told me to give you a message.” It was a complete reassurance, first of all that I was on a formation, I never had a guru that way. He told me about the golden path, the path which we are following, about the masters who are completely selfless, and they are more or less like avadhootas, people who have no interest in anything in life. Avadhoota awareness is the awareness descrivbed in the sanskrit chants I have just described, an awareness where you know that you are shiva. When I say “shiva” please do not think it’s an image, it’s a state. Shiva is a state, a state of perpetual bliss. So after he gave me the message, I asked him a few questions, he said, “I don’t know.” This was good for me at that time because it reconfirmed that things are fine or that I am fine. Just imagine if you are in your thirties and you have an Alzheimer’s disease, this is very dangerous, you see? This was reconfirmation that I was not sick, but fine.

Mohanji quote - The core of every mass is energyHow the masters interact, souls interact

When I started having the experiences of outside the Earth, how the masters interact, the souls interact, then it is all clear, because actually there are no formalities there. Because like on the earth plane, we have to have certain standards, etiquettes, approved way of talking, dressing up… So masters assemble for a purpose, create a space at will and even you can multiply at will, like I can create thousand Mohans if I need to in that plane, because by will you create yourself or your prodigies. In this plane, for creation you need to have a man and a woman and sexual intercourse. This is actually much lower than creation at will. That is why god says “I created man in my own image” which means you can multiply at will. But then on earth we almost follow the animals. The process of birth and death cycle is also non-existent in those planes. That is why it is called the state of deathlessness.

So while living, if you can achieve that state of deathlessness, …body will perish, body is made of elements and has duration from one point to one point, that’s the world of silence, complete silence. In absolute silence even a thought is loud. Because thoughts do not exist. It’s perpetual silence, it’s very lovely, I cannot explain it to you. Happiness without a reason. Here if I give you an icecream you are happy, if i don’t you are unhappy. It’s all relationship based and condition based. That is number one. Even a thought is loud. And a thought is shared for a purpose. It is not a selfish purpose, it is based on a larger, dharmic or universal reason. So when I say, “I’m with you” I mean it. Because I don’t need the body to be with you. A thought is a ripple inside my consciousness, that is how I know. Somebody asked me, “How do you know when I am thinking about you?” I said, “It’s very simple. There is so much of hair on my head. I do not know how many hairs are there, because it’s difficult to count. But when somebody thinks about me it’s like somebody pulling my hair. There is a bubble coming up in the silent consciousness. Immediately I appear. And some of you have already felt my presence when I was not here, this is because I operate in perpetual consciousness mode and I say that you can achieve that. This is not my monopoly. Because this body will go sooner or later. Consciousnesss will remain. That is why has Jesus left the earth? Never. He is available. He is here. Has Baba left the Earth? Never. Krishna, Buddha? Nobody has left. It’s we who think that when physical form dies, it’s gone. The consciousness hasn’t gone.

About dreams

Sleeping HermaphroditeQ: What if somebody does not remember dreams for years? I always wake up and feel I didn’t dream anything.
A: There are two ways, either you have dreams but you didn’t register them into your awareness, into your consciousness, or the better way, you cut your dream state off and go directly to the deep sleep. If that is the case, you need to sleep only two or three hours per night to wake up fresh. Dream state also drains the energy away. Deep sleep state always replenishes. If you are directly going from waking to deep sleep state, then you are fine. It’s a sign of high evolution, because you have nothing to do in the dream state. But most common is having a dream state but not being aware of it. Usually what is transformed into the waking state and our understanding is what you need to remember. Or what are your fears, your basic fears are portrayed as dreams and it’s transferred to the waking state, so you are reminded of your fears. We have to face our fears, that’s the only way to move ahead. The best way to face fears is hold on to faith in whichever guru or god you worship.

Tamas, rajas, sattwa – Follow the sun, sun is a guru

When you shake hands with your fears, they go away. Because fears are rising out of ignorance, not awareness. I do not have the word ‘fear’ in my dictionary. Fear is lack of awareness. There is nothing to fear because fear is a projection of some incapacity and it’s also a projection rooted in tamas. Tamas is inertia, it is a cancer which binds us to earth.

I’ll tell you how we are connected to a day. The day has three parts.

The first part is the best one from 3am to 6am. This is very subtle, very soft, and whatever we try to do at that time will have a double effect. Scriptures say that those who start working at that time of the day can never be defeated in the world. So those who get up between 3am and 6am and start work or praying, meditating, you can understand they are operating in a very subtle plane, their mind is very peaceful.
Then from 6am to 3pm is the action time, rajastic time. We are more or less in the office at that time, we will be working.
And from 3pm to 3am is tamasic time. This is the time of indulgences, inertia, and everything negative. This is why in old times our grandfathers used to say, “Do not be awake after 9pm”. It means go to bed at 9pm so that you can sleep during this dense time.

This is almost similar to our individual constitution, the individual constitution of a human being. We have inertia within us, we have action within us, and we have a spiritual mode also within us. So the more dense or tamasic your energy is, the more failures there will be in your life. So how do you beat the tamasic energy? Tamas is like inertia, procrastination, laziness, ‘ok I can do it tomorrow let us sleep now…’ These are all signs of inertia. Other signs of inertia is jealousy, feeling that we are not really accepted, all sorts of phobias, all sorts of insecurities, these are all children of tamas. Whenever you feel tamas is drowning you, if you have lost all the initiative for doing something, I always say, “Follow the sun.” How sun wakes up every day without taking a leave, and performs its duty perfectly well. If the sun took leave for even one day, we would have a lot of problems. So sun is a guru, he is giving us an example, or leading us through example. If we have to beat inertia or tamas, you have to go into action mode, that is the only way. If you have tamasic tendency, “let me sleep one more hour, “ get up immediately. If you say, “ok, I’ll do it tomorrow, today is fine, relax,” then do it immediately. So like a soldier or a watchman watching all your activities, always make sure that tamas does not bind you or capture you. If you are constantly in that mode of watching, being a witness of your own thoughts, words and action, your life will become complete and also powerful. You will not be tired. If you witness yourself in thoughts, words, and action, and make sure that inertia does not creep in, you are already successful. And mind will be in your control. Mind will not go up and down.

Mohanji quote - Like a loving mother
After you beat tamas through immediate action, you cannot even settle down in action, because action will stop some day. Then it comes to a level of saturation. That saturation level is a bliss state, a peaceful state. You have done everything you have to do, but you are not forced into thoughts, words, action. If you are not forced or pushed into thoughts, words, action, there is already peace within. Now what is happening is mind is completely occupied with thoughts, one thought after another, like a mad rush. When the mind is constantly on that, it will reduce. There will be gap between thoughts, and you will start loving that gap. I have given an example. Like a loving mother, keep watching your thoughts like children playing. Just like a child, a thought is also your child, like a baby, because you never know what is going to come or who is going to be your child until the child happened. Just like that you never know what you are going to think the next moment. Some children are very naughty just like thoughts can be very naughty. We can even deny, that is not my thought, because some can be very embarrassing. But accept that. When the child is yours, you have to accept it. So keep watching the thoughts without judging, sensoring, controlling, just keep watching them playing in your mind. And what happens when you keep watching somebody for some time? When somebody stares at you for about two minutes, what do we feel? You become restless, right? You become conscious. Like that, thoughts also become conscious. They start reducing the push. Then it starts falling in line, one thought, then a gap, then another thought, and they will start behaving themselves in your mind. Start this technique with one minute a day. instead of switching on the TV right away when you reach home, just sit and start watching your thoughts. Let any thought come. When the thoughts push through, they start falling in line, there will be a gap between thoughts. And that gap is silence and this is exactly that silence we were afraid of. That is what we have been trying to fill up through relationships, or through movies or alcohol, whatever, i.e. through action. And the more gap is, the more silence settles in your mind, you become more and more subtle, more and more powerful. Once this is done, to watch action, and words is much easier because you can control your words and actions. There are many thoughts, fewer words and fewer actions. This is how it goes, thought, word, action. This way if you can improve the silence within, guaranteed, you will be extremely powerful because nothing can touch you any more. And when you are existing in that silence within, you always hear the footsteps of god. Because god talks in silence. So this is a very simple, very effective technique that you can practise at home, don’t tell anybody :) And practise it at your pace. Don’t say, ok today I’ll practise one minute, the next day five minutes, don’t do that. Progress slowly, slowly, at your pace, take your time, three months, six months, one year, two years… nobody is judging you.

Mohanji quote - Wherever you are, whatever you do

Q: How does one become spiritually powerful?

A: When you are gross and when situations are controlling you, you are very weak. If there is peace within whatever happens outside and if we are controlling our situation from within, we are fully powerful.

(Mohanji continues answering the questions in people’s heads)
Most of the relationships, about 80% of relationships happen because the other person is bored, we are trying to fill up boredom. It’s like, “My friend has a girlfriend, then let me also find one.” This is a very shallow reason for having a relationship. And this makes you weak, because you are vulnerable. And then what happens is once you meet a person or once you start having a relationship, you will start building a lot of expectation on the relationship. We believe that another person can give us happiness. When we build our life on such assumptions, we are weak. But if a relationship happens and it is fulfilling by itself because there is a larger purpose to achieve together, it will survive and it will always have that energy and power in the relationship. Actually what flows smoothly, what normally takes place, not what mind tells you to do, this is more real for you. So whenever there is a relationship, try to build it on a purpose. If the purpose is not there, it is better not to have a relationship. Because you are better off alone. If a relationship is built on expectation, 100% guarantees, sorrows will be there. So, when we are deeply in love, what do we do? We whisper. So small words have a lot of love and meaning. If hearts are together, we whisper. Even if people are together, if hearts are not together, we shout. So it’s important that the hearts are together :) Physical proximity has no meaning. If you look at the most of relationships, what we see is physically they are together, but mentally they are far away, then they go to the psychiatrist… They think they have a problem within themselves. There is no problem, actually the problem is building your relationship on something weak, that’s why.

Mohanji (4)

If there is peace within whatever happens outside and if we are controlling our situation from within, we are fully powerful.

Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Food For Thought

 Arnie Steven’s Questions and Mohanji’s Answers

Mohanji 3

Q. How much is a Guru worth to a disciple?
Ans: As much as the capacity of the disciple. As much as the disciple can explore the guru.

Q. Is a Guru important?
Ans: It is a relative existence. Guru happens when a disciple happens. Guru is a principle which happens when the requirement takes place. A guru could also be a human, a father, mother, child, brother, sister, a dog, a cat, a mouse, a monkey, sun, moon or stars, earth, wind or fire, a tree or a river. Guru principle works through anything and everything.

 Q. What is the biggest barrier in spirituality?
Ans: Concepts and theories that are like the operating software of human mind.

Q. Why?
Ans:  They are superficial. They are generic. Life is not generic. It is unique and cannot be compared with any other. It is driven by karma. Generic operating software cannot understand or produce complex depths of karmic baggage.

Mohanji quote - Concepts distort experiences

Q. What is the best remedy for Karma?
Ans: Fulfilment.

Q. What makes karma?
Ans: Pending desires, inherited habits and desires, collected habits and desires, social compulsions, bindings and its residual impressions, Ancestral residue, so on and so forth.

Q. Is it the same as the character?
Ans: No

M awareness is the key

Q. What makes character?
Ans: Residual memory of all the past incarnations in various bodies. Residual memories are usually connected to events or happenings. The impressions that get stored in the substratum from major incidents of each lifetime collectively become character traits of the existing incarnation. The complexity is due to the number of incarnations that preceded before the current one and its residual impressions.

Q. How can we dissolve it all and become free from further incarnations?
Ans: Awareness. Diagnosis is the key. Remedy is easy. Witnesshood is the key. Removal is spontaneous. Witnesshood and objectivity leads to detachment.

Mohanji quote - Watch witness and let go

Q. Is liberation so important?
Ans: No. It is individualistic. Is a material or person so important in life? It is up to individuals. The relevance of liberation is individualistic. And your available baggage and its corresponding desires will determine whether and when it can happen.

Q. What does enlightenment give to a seeker?
Ans: Freedom

Q. But, we all are free. We do what we like.
Ans: It is just a concept. You feel you are free. Introspect. See where your freedom lies. You are bound by your preferences, habits, prejudices, concepts, likes and dislikes so on and so forth. Even government and banks have bound you. Society has bound you. Family obligations have bound you. You have a set behavioural pattern which we call as socially accepted. Are we really free? Our mind is bound by compulsive thought schemes. We entertain compulsive actions.  We talk compulsively. Enlightenment breaks many of these barriers. When you are not compulsive in thinking, talking and action, you are free from inside. External bindings will not matter anymore. We are all just superficial beings.

Freedom

Q. Why do you say we are superficial?
Ans. Because our existence is on the surface. Senses are on the surface. Mind is occupied with the senses – most of our waking time and it is on the surface. Most of our activities are external and temporary. Hence we are leading a superficial existence. We live just on the surface; that too in a compulsive mode. We do not get our minds to detach from our senses and dive deeper within us and explore the depth of our own ocean of consciousness. We are pulled back into the surface just like a whale rising up for breath. Karma pushes us back to the surface. When the push of karma is less, we sink back into the depth of our consciousness and explore the beautiful hidden wide world of surprises. How much we are able to do it will determine how much subtlety we have achieved. When one stops its dependency on the surface and acclimatises himself to the depths of the ocean, he is truly liberated. The lack of dependency on any material, person, situation or time leads one to complete liberation.  He becomes immortal. He has no duality. He has no death.

Q. How to stay in peace?
Ans: Be fluid. Be flexible. Just BE – No criticism, no judgement, no comparisons, no resistance…….. Just BE. Life will lead you to glory. Being in NOW leads you to glory.

Mohanji quote - Witnesshood leads to detachment

By mohansuniverse

During Power of Purity Meditation

Satsang with Mohanji in Novi Sad, Serbia, 19th May, 2012

1abQ: During meditation I experienced increased heart rate and I had strong fear. What was that?
A: When we release the trapped energies, trapped fears, anxieties, it has to go through the mind. We do not know that there are so many fears and so many anxieties, frustrations, a lot of emotions are sitting in us, that we don’t know. But what you just did was actually not a meditation, it was a cleansing operation. This is why the same meditation when it is repeated, gives a different effect. Because you have a very large land within you, full of various things. You can’t clean it in one day or one meditation. So, consistency is important and most important is faith. When fears happen in mind, hold on to faith. when you have deep faith, you can overcome any fear. When there is a lot of doubt in mind, it goes against the faith. Doubts and faith cannot live together. When faith overcomes all other emotions, our awareness improves. Even sometimes we feel comfort in our pains. Some people hold on to pains just because it gives them a comfort feeling. Our whole effort, whole path is about liberation. What is liberation? It’s liberation from all that binds you to earth. This is the weight in the body, weight in the body is not physical weight. These are the pains and entrapments. Then weight in the mind, which is basically fears, phobias and all things which bring you down, which do not allow you to experience the life in its fullness. Then weight in intellect. We cram a lot of ideas and a lot of information and fill the brain. So, there is a buffet here, a lot of food. If we try to eat everything, what happens? You will have indigestion, problems in the stomach. Likewise, if you eat a lot of emotions, you will have problem in the mind. If you try to get a lot of information, a lot of data in the brain, we will have a problem in the brain. Some people call it ego. When you have too much of ego, other people avoid you. They keep away from you. Anything in excess is not good for the body, mind, for the intellect. It only adds to the weight on the Earth. So allow fears to go through you, to go through the mind, have faith that you are in the right path. How do you know that you are in the right path? Are you becoming lighter? If you are becoming lighter and feeling better, you are in the right path. If you are feeling heavier and denser, you are not in the right path. Life is all about simplicity. Everything simple is godly. Everything complicated is our mind’s creation. Heartbeat is just an expression of various things which go through, when things leave, something like this happen. Sometimes you feel like sleepy, or you want to shift the body because of some problem, all of these are a part of cleansing process.

1abb

Q: During the meditation I felt sensations in my third eye and experienced activity in my pineal gland… I also saw colours. What is the meaning if I see e.g. yellow, red…?

A: How do you feel comparing to last year?

Q: I feel much better.

A: This is a sign of growth in subtlety. The more you are connected to your spine, like in this Power of Purity meditation you are asked to go in 360 degrees, where awareness is in full circle, the more your awareness grows. We usually operate in 120 degrees. So 240 degrees are missing in our daily life. That exactly is what gives you completeness. When you start operating in 360 degrees, you can tap into any level, and the science is very simple, start connecting to your spine more. So from last year to this year you were able to go to your spine effortlessly.
As for the colours, when the energy hits certain area, it produces a certain result. One of the results is the dimension of colours. So this is one area where there is a bit of blockage, or there is less movement, energy is not going smoothly. In that level, you are performing in a lesser way, with much lesser qualiy. When the shaktipat was given, the energy was transferred to you, it was removing the blockages of the whole channel. When the energy is flowing, when it reaches that particular level, or a particular area of a system, it showed a sign that there is a lesser movement of energy. But then it got cleansed, so you so multiple colours. These are signs that there is an area of blockages but at the same time, there was a progress. Some people are vision oriented, they can see. Some people are sound oriented, they hear sounds. Some people are feeling oriented, they feel the presence of energy around them or within them. You are obviously vision oriented. That is why you are able to see colours. It’s good to know who you are, so you know what to do. Most of us don’t know who we are. We think we know based on other people’s opinions. Our identity and our integrity is unique to us. We need not be in other people’s hands. Whether you have certain qualities or no qualities, this is fine. This is what you are. You can start from that point only. You cannot start walking from here because you are sitting there. This understanding is clear when you know, ”This is the point I want to walk.” You are done, you are already winning.
So, first is accept ourselves as we already are. Second is non-resistence, ”I’m fine the way I am.” Third is accepting the environment as it is. Environment also means relationships. If these three things are in harmony, your blockages start getting diluted or vanish. Simple medicine :) I’m not about serious spiritual practices, I’m talking about being aware of who you are, and then just start walking from there, and everything should have purity in thought, word, action. It should be selfless, not selfish. Two medicines you should take every day. Make sure there is purity (selflessness) and make sure there is faith. It does not matter which god you follow, which religion you follow, which master you follow, it doesn’t matter. You can follow whatever you like to follow. You can follow Christianity, Hindu, Buddhism, Islam… no problem. This is what you like to do, then do. And it doesn’t matter which is your master or guide. Just have firm faith in whatever you do. Faith is important. Because faith can move mountains. It can remove all blockages. I always tell people, if you come to me with an empty cup, I can fill it up. If you bring me a big vessel, I’ll fill it up, I have that capacity. But if you come with a full cup, what will I do? The strength is emptiness. There is a Chinese saying, ”The rigidest tree is readiest for the axe.” o if we remain flexible, life is very easy. Because, you see small children, they have no problems, as we grow older, the body becomes stiffer, the mind also becomes stiffer. Then we suffer. So, methods are simple.

Mohanji quote - God can be reached through silence

Q: Can we grow spiritually on our own or do we need a guide?

A: No need. Your primary guru is your own soul which is guiding you. Actually, who knows more than your soul who is with you all the time? Once you start understanding and listening your soul, be sure, you are in the right track. A master is actually a principle. Master can only guide you to yourself. So it’s like a road sign. You can choose to use the road sign, if you do not know the way. If you know the destination and if you know the way, you don’t need a road sign. Choosing to use a road sign or not choosing a road sign, it doesn’t make a difference as long as you know your destination. If you do not know, then definitely, the road sign, the guru or master whom you like and can associate with is the right one for you.
I was conducting a programme like this for blind people. Some of their questions are unique because they cannot see, they haven’t seen colours, they haven’t seen the sun or anything… One boy asked me, ”You sound like my guru. Can I consider you as my guru, my master, my guide?” ”Yes sure, you can. But what is a guru?” I asked him. ”What are you getting from me to consider me as your master?” He said, ”I feel loved, I feel confident, I feel protected and I feel guided.” Then I said, ”Yes, please go ahead. Because it is helping you.” But one thing i want to tell you. Whenever you see an image as a guidance or as a protector, any kind of comfort we get from any image, this is real, there is no doubt. But what usually happens is, as you get closer and closer to that image or that person, that image will start to dilute. It will start to become thinner and thinner. And again as you get closer to that image, you will realise you have also lost your identities. You and him are ones. One energy, one consciousness, there is no difference. This is what Jesus says, ”Me and my father are one.” When you lose all your identities, you become one with your guru, there are no gurus, there are no disciples. These are all play with relativity. If there is no up, there is no down. If there is no black, there is no white. So what is darkness? Absence of white. Once we understand that this is divine play, everything is simple. You will see yourself in me and me in yourself. So this is the reason for having a guide and having a choice.

1abc

Q: I saw a seven-headed snake during meditation. Then that snake went through me and I felt a big shift happening in me. Could you explain that to me?
A: Snake is synonymous to kundalini energy. Do you know what is a promise of god to man? Enlightenment. Seven heads are seven levels, seven oceans, seven heavens, these are levels of evolutions. These are the signs that you were able to see as you are evolving. You have been connected to me for months now. I hear your communication and I’ve answered your questions non-verbally.
Q: Many times I see you laughing.
A: When you ask me a question, or that I need to do something for you, I give an answer. But I don’t need to tell you what I am doing on you. Have firm faith, faith opens the doors. Whatever I need to convey verbally, which is information for you, I do. But 80% of the time it is for me to do, so I don’t need to explain. I always do my job:)
Laughter is a sign that it is done, otherwise, how to express that it’s done? So faith is the key.
How did you reach me? I always say, those who are supposed to reach you will reach you even if you are sitting in the forest. I cannot hide from them. And those who are not supposed to meet me, even if I am in front of them, they cannot recognise me. You have a family where you were born, where you grew up, and you have father and mother who helped you grow, but some people are lucky to meet their spiritual family. Most of the relationships are conditional, based on expectations, if you do this for me, I’ll do this for you. It is sometimes transactional. But in spiritual family it is never transactional. It is never conditional and there are no expectations. Love is unconditional. When you are in such a family, you know you are at home.
Mohanji - Himalayan retreat, Rishikesh 2014Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Shiva State of Consciousness – an aspiration of every yogi

 The Supreme Unmanifested

Shiva

Shiva is the supreme unmanifested. The supreme power, the supreme energy, the supreme creator, the source of all creation, the soul of all creation. This is shiva. And shiva continues through all the entities which are animate or inanimate in this world and shiva represents the whole consciousness, the consciousness which is beyond all the space, all the times, all the materials and all the beings. So shiva is an enigma, shiva is you, shiva is me, and shiva is pervading the whole universe. You can call shiva any name.

Shiva linga

Shiva linga

When I say shiva, it is the supreme unmanifested represented by the shiva linga, the egg-shaped material which contains the whole universe or which represents the whole universe. The first form is an egg shape, and shiva linga can contain the maximum possible energy and that is why all the atomic reservoirs of the world are in the form of shiva linga.

Shiva is an aspiration of every yogi, anybody who is walking the path of spirituality. He is the ultimate yogi, one who is absolutely established in stillness, who is behind every activity but at the same time is totally inactive, somebody who is not pushed into thinking, pushed into talking or pushed into action, somebody who is established in absolute stillness, but the source of every action. Even when he is extremely dynamic, he is extremely still.

He is the ultimate yogi god. I say ‘he’ but he is genderless. ‘He’ is both shiva and shakti. The latent, the power, the energy aspect, and the creative aspect. ‘He’ is Ardhanarishvara, half-man, half-woman, both genders merge in the supreme entity. Ardhanarishvara

So shiva is something which cannot be explained in any terms or cannot be understood through the intellect. Shiva needs to be experienced. And when you experience shiva, you become shiva, and when you become shiva, you are absolutely still, the mind completely collapses, dissolves, and you become completely occupied in the state of shiva, and shiva is definitely a state, a feeling, a bhav, and in that bhav, it’s total bliss – satchitananda, complete bliss state or the state of perpetual bliss. Shiva is beyond time, beyond space, beyond all the gunas, all the flavours. He is called the time as well as the timelessness. He is called the eyes or the wisdom, or the third eye to see the whole universe, or the perpetual state of being the whole universe. So when a yogi stills his mind, and becomes shiva, he is not separate from shiva, he becomes one with shiva. Shiva can be called any name, Para Brahma, Maha Vishnu, Brahman, Godess… anything whatever you call it is the supreme unmanifested. All the manifestations came from the supreme unmanifested and will dissolve back into the supreme unmanifested at some point in time. So we have to consider shiva as everything… or nothing.

Shivarathri

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Shivarathri is one day dedicated to the connection or increasing the connection with Lord Shiva. On this day people fast, they do not eat food, they sometimes eat once or they do not eat any food at all. And they connect to the aspect of shiva within themselves using chants of om namah shivaya or any of the chants of shiva. Depending on the people’s flavour or style, it can be bhakti, devotion, you can keep chanting and connecting, or jnana, through the knowledge, reading the books about Shiva or connecting on that level, or raja yoga path, dissolving the mind and becoming shiva, or the service path, karma yoga path which by serving and feeding the poor, animals and birds. Or we can collect everything together and do yogic practices, you can do all these aspects together in one day and also connect to shiva in any level, connecting to the spine and feeling the breath through the spine to the top of the head and back. You can also operate on the energy level inside doing the abishek of shiva linga, the form of the supreme unmanifested, the superconsciousness in the form of linga. It is said that not even a drop of water is wasted or goes unrecorded if it falls on the shiva linga, which means every drop of water that we pour on the linga enhances our connection with the supreme unmanifested, the power of shiva. Shiva is a state and it is the state that we are aspiring to reach and in that state we do not exist as the separate being from the consciousness called shiva, we become one with shiva. 1aaa

It also represents that we are surrendering the darkness inside us to the light. Shiva state is supreme brightness, absolute brilliance. So when we surrender the darkness which is the ignorance in us at the feet of the Lord, we become bright, we become one with the god. So we are also taking the bath in the supreme brightness on that day. When we keep the inner space clean, shiva resides there. The energy called shiva exists in you. You become the temple of shiva. We aspire to make our inner space a temple of shiva (Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna… don’t worry about the manifested forms, I am talking about the consciousness which is unmanifested). If you keep the inner space clean, the unmanifested supreme consciousness in the form of brightness stays inside you and you will become a beacon of light to the world outside. This is exactly what we are aspiring to be by shivarathri. You become brightness so that the whole world becomes brighter because of you.

Mohanji namaskar

You can also watch this talk on youtube

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Peaceful Inside, Postponement and Expectations, Astral Plane

Satsang in Novi Sad, Serbia,18th May 2012

You can also watch this on youtube: Mohanji – The Aim is Liberation 1-7

Mohanji (2)

Peaceful Inside

If you look at your whole life, it’s just like a cinema. No situations are repeated just like that. We go along with time. I can only lift right hand or left hand at this second. By the time I lift right hand, my choice is finished. Then it is another second, to lift left hand or right hand. So just like a movie, things are going. If we understand that clearly, we will have much lesser sorrows. Because we feel we control our life. But something else controls us, because time is given, space is given, intelligence and choices are very limited. So, why do we complain? In this meditation, the space we have mentioned, just to say, it is you who created this space. Because whatever happens outside of us, if we are peaceful inside, we can survive. Because if we give the remote control of our life in somebody’s hands, they keep changing channels. Who suffers? We suffer. Mohanji quote - When you leave the remote control of your happiness

So if our life depends on other people too much and if our happiness and sorrows depend on other people too much, we will have sorrows. I’m not saying that we should not talk to other people, but we should take other people as other people. So if they are happy, of they do good, if they smile at you, it doesn’t change much within us. But we are usually relationship oriented. When we are relationship-oriented, what happens is, a lot of people have influence on us every day. So how do we handle this? Through increasing awareness. Whether it’s sunshine or rain, life goes on. Whether today I’m happy or not, life goes on. Whether I’m fat or thin it doesn’t matter, life goes on
Another thing, we always think, if we were somebody else, it would be better. Because we think we have defects, and other people do not have defects. E.g. I imagine ”If I were Arnold Schwarzenegger, everything would be better.” HA, HA. It’s impossible. And he will have these problems as well, that we do not know. Also what we think about other people also influences us.
So one way I said other people control our lives, this is because we give the remote control to a lot of people. Likewise, we think other people are better off, whether better looking, or better money or position… something better than us. But one thing i can guarantee you. I have met many supremely rich people, but what I have found was they have much more insecurity than a normal person. Most of them cannot sleep well. Most of them are terribly worried, as they created a prison around themselves to protect themselves. At the end of the day, they fail to enjoy what they have. And to top it all, to get the money it takes a lot of effort, sweat and blood. But to maintain that it is even more difficult. I’m not saying money is bad, money is good, it’s energy. But if it’s above your eyes, you are drowning. If we have enough money in our hands we control it. If we have money above the neck, it controls us. Many people who are rich and famous are prisoners of their own fame and fortune. So don’t think ”I’ll be happy tomorrow.” or ”I’ll be happy when I have a lot of money.” Can you be happy now? This is the only reality. If tomorrow happens, thank you. But I cannot guarantee :)

Mohanji quotes - If our life depends

The Story about Postponement and Expectations

There is a great epic ”Mahabharata”. It is about the war between two cousins, the sons of two brothers. They fight a war for kingdom. The war is orchestrated by an avatar Krishna. During that time the war is based on truth. So they will not fight after sunset. It’s like in 9am to 5pm job :) When the war was getting finished, Krishna and the elder most senior member of one of the groups, the eldest of the opponent group, met to see the battlefield, so while they were seeing, they were checking what happened, how many people had died that day. So suddenly one beggar came. He asked the man who was with Krishna, ”I’m hungry, can you give me some money?” But he didn’t get his wallet, so he said, ”Come back tomorrow, I’ll give it to you.” The beggar went away because he will get nothing. Krishna started laughing and he was laughing and laughing. So this fellow was surprised, ”I didn’t crack a joke now,why are you laughing?” ”No, no, I’m laughing because you are sure you will be alive tomorrow to give the money to the beggar, I’m not.” Krishna is an avatar and HE said, ”I do not know my future”. The other person who is ignorant was quite sure about his future. This is human existence. We postpone things thinking we have a very long future and sleep on it. What Krishna says is, ”If you can do something now, do it. Do not promise for something in the future. If you cannot deliver, you have to come back again to deliver.
Life is as simple as that. We make it complicated because of our expectations. We keep increasing our shopping list so we are not able to fulfill that. God has nothing to do with it. God blesses you all the time.
I always tell people, “I fail to understand why you complicate your life. And 80% of the complications are related to expectation. One small example, we are born thanks to two people, our parents. They brought us up until we were able to be on our own and make our own living. But at the age of 40, if one says, “Where are my parents, they are not helping me?” It doesn’t make sense. So as life goes, the relationships also change. Parents remain the same, of course, we don’t change them, but the intensity, the connectivity, and relevance also differs. Because after some time you may look after the parents. While you were a child they looked after you. This is how life goes. Life goes from today, to tomorrow, to the day after tomorrow, but take your mind with you when you go. Body is going definitely, because we are getting old. Take the mind with you. Like, if you leave your clothes in different houses you have to collect them back, right? So better to take clothes when you go. Then when you do not have the choice of stopping the time and staying young, take the mind with you. Mind goes from event to event. Body goes from time to time. If these go together, you are a peaceful person. And your presence will make others peaceful as well. They will want to meet you and discuss something with you… at least put their burden on you. If mind can travel along with the body, you are in control of your mind. And you will never feel like a victim, “Oh, I’m suffering because of this or that person.”

Mohanji quote Life is simple We make it complicated
This is not a meditation what you just did. It is purification. When you purify yourself, life becomes easier. Your mind’s immunity will become higher, because shocks of life affect the mind. When you do each of these meditations, the effects are different because cleansing is happening from very, very deep level. On physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual level, depending on where you’ve got more blockages. Sometimes we think we have certain blockages. What we think may not be the most important one, and what is removed is the most important one which prevents your progress. Then miracles happen. Miracles do happen, if we allow them to. Once Jesus said, “I refuse to show miracles” because people are getting stuck with miracles, not him or his consciousness. Jesus had the whole consciousness to offer, and people were coming to see the magic. What can we do? So what did he say? “Connect to Me and you will reach the highest, the Father” But how many people went to Him to reach the Father? Nobody went to him to reach the Father. They went to him asking, “Can you remove my cough?” (I was joking). When people pray to me, “Please can you get me a parking, so that I come for your meditation?” HA, HA. Our requirements are sometimes very low. Because I didn’t have onion, I couldn’t cook a particular dish. But there are many other vegetables to cook a dish. Because our mind was focused on onion and was not available, we forgot to eat, or we could not eat, ha, ha.
So what is worth investing on in this life? One thing worth investing in this life is awareness. Awareness is the larger vision of life. Seeing instead from these eyes, from third eye. When you start seeing from the third eye, the past, present and future stay at one point. Then we are deathless. Because in absolute sense, just like a film, we have been projected to the world, this earth. Like a film has three hours of duration, we have about eighty years of duration. In between we see many situations, many people, many events, and we act in it. Then the film ends. Another film comes. Like with humming with the stomach in bee breath (before meditation), it is never ending. So, continue acting. If you do not want to act any more, stop desiring. Do not enter into the next contract. If you do not want to enter into another contract, it would be better that we do not have too many relationships, that means friends, and too many enemies. It would be better if we are kind rather than venomous. So people will say, ok, bless you. It helps. The vibrations help. The more you are kind and you are able to express it, the more liberated you become. It’s not about spending money for poor people. It’s just if somebody is not feeling good, just support. This is good. Kindness, charity is not only spending money. It is being kind in every situation. Everybody responds to love. Not only human beings, but animals, birds, plants, every being responds to love. When you express love consistently, you operate in a very liberated plane. Your image will be reflected in everybody’s eyes. You and the universe become one. That is how you become deathless, because you merge with the universe.

Q: How do you do?
A: How are things done through me? If I have to do something, there should be an “I”. That means an ego element. When that is gone, I surrender to the universe, things happen through me, so instead of controlling me, I control situations. You know how? I can wear the dress of anger, if i have to express anger. Then I remove the dress, anger is gone. I can wear the dress of happiness, if I have to express happiness. Then I can remove the dress of happiness, too and become neutral. I choose to wear whatever dress that situation needs. It’s not automatic. It’s not I have all the dress on me, I show it, that’s not the way. I wear it. Otherwise I stay naked. When we are in control of the situations, there is much less pain within. It might be hot or raining outside, but it doesn’t affect us. This is why I’m able to deliver something to people and why people come to see me. That is “how I do”
I always tell people, take the life as a joke, don’t be serious, because anyway you will die some day. Be happy today. What is the point in being upset? And if we are not able to sleep well at night, it’s not worth it. We work hard, earn money, and sleep, life should be normal.

Astral plane

Mohanji quote - When we can consciously

When you are in the astral plane, you are in your home town, because after every death you go there. There are no comparisons because all are in the energy plane, all are energy bodies, there is no discrimination, how much you earn, how much I earn… it doesn’t matter. There is an immense level of peacefulness, a beauty of existence on that plane. But when you come to the gross plane, there is x number of comparisons. When we can consciously hand over our operations, body activities, to the conscious mind, (conscious mind has limitation, but that is the only operation we do), we are in control of our life. When you came to the Earth before you took birth now, you had a definite plan, you chose your parents, and you knew you were going to take birth to experience these things, and to express these things, the whole life. The same way, when consciousness shifts, you will also decide to leave the body, you will be able to leave the body at will. I don’t know how many of you have seen the picture on top of Himalayas, a pool full of bodies inside. Those are saints who left their body at will, it is call water exit, exit through water. It is at the altitude above 8000 m. When they are meditating, they get a command that the time has come to leave. They have finished their purpose here. Then they withdraw their soul from the toes upwards and they exit. That is why they go to the pool, because nobody is there to bury them. And it’s cold, it’s ice, so the body is preserved. They enter the pool, they withdraw and they leave the body at will, just like we took birth. This is absolute power. Absolute control. This is the real control, not controlling others. This is all within us, we can achieve all this.

I think some of you already met me in the astral plane, we can definitely meet when you connect to my eyes and we discuss various things. When you connect to my consciousness, we definitely meet. And when you wake up, you will think it’s a dream. You say, ”I met Mohanji in the dream and he gave me this answer.” But how do you know the difference between a dream and astral experience? The clarity. This is why i tell people to connect to my eyes, because through eyes you reach my consciousness. You can see what I see. You cannot look with both eyes together, it automatically shifts to the third eye. Don’t look at the third eye first, because it will not work. You will know when we are connected because the brightest of the answers you get would be mine, otherwise, thoughts are happening all the time. If I appear in your dream, it usually isn’t unconscious mind, but astral experience.

happiness and liberation

Q: Before satsang I wanted to ask thousands of questions, but now I cannot think of any of them?
A: When you are sitting in my presence physically, all the people are within my consciousness, or within my energy field. So sometimes questions which are not relevant cannot come out.

Q: Then my questions obviously weren’t important, ha ha.
A: Those important for your main life path will be answered, 100% sure. It’s not like, I’m bored, let me ask some questions, but what is useful for life will be definitely answered. For general questions, who has the time? I usually answer without asking. Most of the time I know the questions because you are within me, so I know what is important, what is not important, either physically or through experience, through situations.

When I’m sitting in one position, how do I operate on another plane? That’s how I initiated some, astrally. Physically it’s impossible. Because you are 5-10 000 kilometres away. How do we operate in another plane? You have to go into the timeless space, where the past, present and future should be at one point, then you can work on it. So astral plane is like that. We have no block there to measure the time.
Mohanji in RishikeshRecorded and transcribed by Bilja Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

Are you connecting to the Consciousness?

Satsang with Mohanji in Novi Sad, Serbia 7th May, 2014

Mohanji
Q: I had super sensations during the meditation this time, really. I saw my hand with my eyes closed with beautiful white light, and I couldn’t believe it, I just moved my hand in front of my face. This was the first time I saw this.

A: This is normal. These are stages of evolution. When you come to subtler level where gross is not blocking you, like, body is very gross, mind is also gross, intellect is gross, ego is gross, you’re going beyond it to your real form which is very soft and subtle, which is bright. The moment you touch that, you can see all the gross. Maybe you have seen my pictures with the hands transparent. Actually it is true. It is not imagination. When you are connecting to very subtle energy and you are conveying it, you become like that. The whole constitution changes.

Q: I know theoretically that we are beings of light. But for the first time I felt that.

A: This is my job.

Q: I feel happiness, and gratitude, and…

A: You are connecting to me very deeply, so the level of grossness is dissolving. That’s why.

Q: Aha, ok.

M card - eyesA: Why do we keep the picture of the eyes in the card? Because when you connect to the eyes, you connect to the consciousness. That’s why. Eyes are like gateways. Through the eyes you connect to the consciousness. So when you connect deeply, that is the consciousness working on. So you are able to see through. That is why people are coming to me.

Q: But I didn’t even try!

A: No need to try. The moment you try, the mind comes in the picture. When you don’t try, the mind is sleeping.

Q: That is tricky thing, I know…

A: That is the point. Most of the people connect only to the gross, terrestrial, “Why is this happening, why is that happening…can you do this, can you do that…” These are all immaterial. What can you BE is material. This is what is more important. You can be absolutely powerful when you are absolutely subtle. The moment you connect to the gross, the aches and pains, and the changes are there. You cannot avoid it.
And if you noticed, the subtler you become, the more you want to detach from people. The more you want to be silent. Even small sounds might not be good for you. Do you know why? Because our nature is silence. Sound is not our nature. So once we transdcend over, we start loving silence. Silence is not even somebody not speaking. Even silence from inside will be beautiful. So we will be more connected to the silence and we will detach from the sound. We may even detach from the people. Like one person from Belgrade wrote to me today, “I just want to sit next to you because I never felt so much silence with anybody in life.” He said, “I met you for a few minutes and I became silent and this feeling hasn’t gone yet, after two or three days. He said, “I just want to come and sit near you. Don’t talk to me. Don’t even answer my questions. Just let me be near you.” Why is this happening? Because this is your nature. When you find your nature, you will not leave it. Otherwise you will keep checking, searching. The search will go on. The moment you find the nature, your true nature, you will never leave it.
Another thing in the same context, the more you are checking why this is so, why that is so, or is this real, we are entertaining the mind. We are energising the mind. Mind is the storehouse of questions. So the more we search why, why, why, we are just making the sound in the mind. The more we are entertaining the mind, the longer mind will stay. When the mind stays, you can never connect to the truth.

Mohanji quote Be Intelligent

Q: Very simple. And very hard at the same time!

A: But the diagnosis is more difficult than cure. So diagnosis is done. The cause of the problem is mind. Now the cure is easy. The medicine is simple. Do not energise your mind. Dont think it’s difficult, because thoughts come without our calling. But don’t entertain them. Feel them, leave them. Always feel your thoughts, feel your actions, feel life. This itself will be great. Rather see, and listen and make voice, feel. Feel life. he moment you start feeling, it’s not normal senses which are working. You are internalising it. So if you are touching and feeling life… children do that, you’ve seen. Children feel materials, they are more feeling oriented until we tell them “Look here…” In our path we only tell people where to look, we never tell people what to see. Because you already know what to see. And you will only see what you need to see. When you start feeling life, feel the sun, feel the moon, feel the cold, feel the heat, what happens is there ends desire for feeling. You will not postpone it. Feeling need not be from the mind. The mind can be used to feel, but mind is not the only faculty which can feel. When you read a book, you feel something. It’s reality for you. That is not from the mind. It’s from the intellect. You operate in multiple levels, but the moment you start feeling from inside, the desire ends there. There are no more desires. For example, you have coffee. You feel the coffee. Then you have no more desire for a new coffee. But if you are watching the television and having the coffee, half an hour later you want another coffee. Why is it so? The feeling is not registered inside. You were not here while you were drinking coffee. Like that, repetition happens, if your mind is not present, or you are not feeling. So, feel more than see or hear or think. And when you start feeling yourself, most of the questions end. Because you connect to your own nature. See, the only reality for you is your own nature. Each person has a different nature. You are born with it. And that is the nature which you have to connect to, for being real in this world, for being successful in life.

Mohanji quote - Your mission in this lifetime

Q: During the meditation I felt I was in some state between dream and peace. I cannot define it nor did I want to analyse it. I felt I was radiating from third eye chakra, solar plexus and my hand, as if some kind of beam was coming out of me. When we finished, I saw a white belt around you and people who were next to the wall, looking like a cloak. It wasn’t a play of shadows, a reflection of light.

A: There are various energies in the plane of existence, not only here, everywhere. THey are all looking for redemption, they are all looking for elevation. And many of them get a redemption also, in our process. This is one side. Second is for you what happened was you reached the state of altered consciousness. That means connecting more to the soul. When you are connecting to the soul, that is exactly what we are trying to do in our meditation, we are bringing you from the gross to the subtle, and then you reach a state of altered consciousness, where you can see much more than you can normally see with your senses, eyes. In that state you will see much more. That is why i said connect to my consciousness, that is why we keep the eyes in the card. States change very rapidly provided we allow it. Your receptivity is very high. It is normal that you are able to see much more. Because you are able to move into the consciousness. The mind is the blocking factor here. Mind confuses between the superficial like the body and expression, and the real, they say, “I know Mohanji, he is this, or how he talks…” But it is nothing. The moment you connect to the consciousness it’s a completely different world.

Mohanji quote - We are all one soul

Q: When some people started crying, my heart was aching tremendously. Like I was crying, too.

A: Because it becomes one consciousness, like my extended consciousness, and I take out things. When this meditation happens, even when I’m not here, it works the same way, that is why it’s going popular all over the world. Actually speaking, we are all related that is why we met. We can call ourselves as soul mates. Soul mate is not husband and wife. These are a set of souls who decided to meet at this plane. We have taken this decision well before. So we decided to come here and experience life and interact in some level at some point in time. And some of us will connect for some time and then they go on their own, some of us will be connected for a longer period of time, so the time span of connection has no value here. We are connected. That has value.

Q: Meditation is more intense with many people.

A: Yes. Meditation is like a passport. It’s just used to be united. But more than meditation what is happening is the consciousness is getting connected. You can say meditation is a tool to bring everybody together, but more than meditation what is happening is the marriage of consciousness. This has more value. You can think of meditation as a boat to cross the river, but the consciousness is continuing. And mind can never understand this. The moment we start analysing, we fail. But soul understands. And the connection is from the soul level. That is why we will not leave. We are connected, not only from this life, but we will continue in that mode. We can say that the thread continues. Whatever happens id doesn’t matter but we are united in consciousness.

Q: This is intellectual trap.

A: Yes, the moment we analyze we fail to understand. This is why people get confused. I sometimes get messages which are crazy and I don’t even reply, I say, take your time talk to yourself. Get back to me once you have a proper question. I say, I will not wash your clothes. Wash yours.:)
Ego plays a major role. When people come to me and say, “Oh, I’ve done this course, I’ve done that course…” I say, “Please continue.” :) Because what will I do? What we have done in life has no value apart from what we are. The more courses we do and ego gets more and more pampered and stronger, it’s very difficult to cross over. It is like a gate is small and the person is very fat. Intellectually you can also get very, very fat :) Today, a person, I think he is from Netherlands, sent a message to me saying, “Mohanji, I follow you and so many changes have happened. But that final uncaging, that lion is ready to go out of the cage but can not break the cage. How?” I said, “The only blockage you have, the cage, is your mind. Lion is ready to leave any day. But what keeps the lion inside the cage is the mind. So the more solid the cage is, the more difficult it is to break. We need to dilute ourselves, and to empty ourselves so that the cage itself falls down.” I said it symbolically, but this is the point.

Mohanji quote - It is mind's job to create doubts

Q: Only observing the thoughts and not paying attention to them, not energising it, is the trick, not dealing with mind at all?

A: Correct. Just less energising the mind will decay the cage. And also one more thing we must understand clearly. Mind has a tendency to project a situation which may not be real. E.g. a man said, “I am deeply connected to you, I look at your picture 24 hours a day.” But it need not be. It is mind confusing you. It’s not your connecting or not connecting to the picture. It’s that are you feeling me? Are you being me? This is the point. I receive a lot of emails people ask me, “I’m deeply connected to you, are you feeling me?” I say, “Don’t worry whether I am feeling you, but are you feeling me?” ha, ha. I’ll give you one example. There is one medical doctor in Dubai. She connects to me and gives answers to people. She has no idea how the answers come. She has never read anything, but she does that. In 2004 or 2005 when I met her I said, “One day, you will be representing me.” I told her at that time. She is married and has children. At that time she didn’t know it but later on, she started talking thing which she was surprised, “How do i know this?” But answers are real. Because people who receive the answer say, thank you, I’ve got the answer, or , the problem is solved. She used to call me saying, “Mohanji this is working wonderfully! How is it happening?” I said, “Stop calling me now. Feel me now. Do not talk to me on the phone or use anything. Connect to me.” Because then you have to take the next step. Once this is happening, go to the next step saying that 100% conviction we are connected and act on it and feel it and move it. Then eventually, we are connected 100%, full time, you are operating in that plane. So consciousness is one. How we use it is the most important thing. The moment you feel Mohanji is separate from me, or the consciousness is separate, the wall is the mind. And mind projects you are very well connected to me because there is a picture on the wall. That is nothing. Many times it’s like that.

Consciousness is important at this time because most of us are beating around the bush. We are practising something, it doesn’t matter what you practise, which guru you follow is also ok, which god you connect is fine, but are you connecting to the consciousness? This is the most important point here.

consciousness
One example of the connection is a three-year-old boy. We came back from Belgrade at night, that night Biba was not there, they forgot to put the blanket on the bad so I was feeling cold. He woke up his mother in New Delhi and said, “Mohanji is feeling cold” and took my picture and put it under the blanket. If you ask him now what I’m doing he will say. Deeply connected to the consciousness. Why I’m giving this example is, this is a state you can achieve. We should be so deeply engraved in consciousness, when you should not feel difference from me.
Another aspect is, the moment you start evolving in consciousness, such people will get attracted to you. There two ways they come. Sometimes a person of negative nature will come to you, for taking the energy, like they want help. So it’s up to you how much time you want to spend with them. This is for sure. Second is that likewise people will come to you. The people who are evolving will come and hold your hand. This will become a beautiful family. I always tell people, if there is a problem in relationship, evolve yourself and then the relationship that comes to you will stay. Because they are not judgmental. Otherwise usual relationships are based on expectation, and judgement. You keep judging a person based on whatever awareness you have, and you expect. So whenever a relationship is based on expectation, and it moves in a kind of judgmental way, “If you do this I like you, if you don’t do this I don’t,” there will be conflicts all the time. But the moment the consciousness grows, the relationship shifts to purpose, “We are together because there is a higher purpose to achieve.” This is beautiful. Then, there is no conflict because there is no room for conflict. There is nothing to fight for. This is to be understood clearly. Whenever there is a blockage in relationship, evolve and catch the higher. Then the whole thing comes up. Only such people will meet you. The rest will leave you because you are useless to those people.
It is extremely important to cultivate awareness. Normally we do not see the consciousness and say, “This man looks good, I want him.” That’s nothing. Because sometimes he is carrying so much of baggage, a man or a woman, it doesn’t matter, we fall for the looks, senses take you to the looks and then we suffer. It is not easy. How do you know? It is important that you raise yourself so that you attract that kind of personality into your life. This is also not only marriage, I’m talking about any relationships in life.

Mohanji quote - Concepts distort experiences

Q: Don’t look for a perfect person, be a perfect person.

A: Yes, be the perfect person, don’t need to look anywhere. That comes to you. Then only it stays. Otherwise every relationship is based on expectation and emotion. And respect happens with the higher consciousness. Respect comes to you. Respect has to be earned. You can probably get a state, e.g. somebody tells you, “You are the president of this place.” But the stature has to happen through maturity, through approach, through the higher awareness. Then only it stays. Otherwise you can see many people attaining a position and falling down.
One person asked me, “How can we keep you here longer?” I said, “I never leave this place. If you are able to see, you will see.” Physically, it’s very difficult, because there is only one body. But otherwise I’m here.

Q: You are everywhere.

A: Yes.

Mohanji (2)

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

By mohansuniverse

About Letting Go, Mantras, Shaktipat and Nath tradition

Satsang with Mohanji in Novi Sad, Serbia on 4th May, 2014

Mohanji 3Q: During the Power of Purity meditation my eyes by themselves rotated for about 60 degrees upwards so that I almost had to opened my eyes. I don’t know what happened…

A: When you connect to the third eye and your eyes rotate to the third eye, that means you are in the mood of forgiveness, you are forgiving, you are letting go. On normal eye level we always attract, collect and store. But the moment it shifts to the third eye, we start letting go, we release. So you are ready to release, this is the sign of that. We are by nature collection oriented. Through our eyes, nose, ears, all our faculties we attract information, we attract experiences, we attract a lot of things and we store it. And the more we store, the heavier we become. It’s natural. So what happens is, the experience also starts getting repeated. It is called purva samskara, which means past impressions. We collect impressions and we repeat them in life. It is important to let go, to release becvause every second is fresh, every moment is fresh. If we bring something from the past and put it in the present, we miss the fragrance of the present, or the flavour of the right moment, this moment. What usually happens is we are usually superimposing. E.g. “I knew this before, or I’ve know this person before, I’ve known this situation before, I’ve known the place before,” but every moment is changing, just like our body. It’s changing. Change is part of life. Change is part of earthly existence. We must look at life fresh. Then we start enjoying life. Then we are in the present. So in the meditation that we’ve just practiced we are asking people to connect to the spine. When you are connected to the spine, automatically your eyes close and you shift to the third eye. Then you are ready to release. Otherwise you will not release. Even normally when we sit down and close our eyes, we do not release, we are just trying to manipulate on our stored impressions. That is one of the points.

Mohanji blessing the grouip during Power of purity meditation

Mohanji blessing the grouip during Power of purity meditation

Normally we meet a person and say, “I’ve met him.” What you are meeting is the physical form, and the expressions of the person. But there is a deep inherent consciousness which is expressed through the person. Like, if you say, “I know Mohanji” that means you know this physical form and my way of expression. That’s about it. But where it is coming from it is not possible for you to know. For knowing that, you must be operating more from the third eye. So when you meet a person you actually understand him. Otherwise all we are doing is meeting the physical form and collecting the expressions and judging a person. This is very wrong. this is not the way. That is why we have conflicts. Normally when we meet a person we see the differences. But when we operate from the third eye we see the unity. And simplest technique for operating from the third eye is connecting to your own spine. I’m not saying “meditate”, but “connect”. When I say “connect” it means when you are walking, feel the spine. When you are sitting down, feel the spine, even for five or ten minutes. It is not that you feel the spine all the time. Eventually, with every activity, if you start feeling your spine, you start operating from the spine or from the third eye. Even if you close the eyes and feel the spine automatically you will know that you are operating from the third eye.
When you start operating from your spine, the difference would be less emotions, and more of awareness. As awareness grows, you will increasse in strength, you will become stronger. This is very simple. You do not have to go to any guru or any particular place to do, while you lead your life, you can connect to your spine, you can be peaceful and also you will enjoy silence when the mind is getting stiller and stiller. And when you thus establish yourself in awareness, you will be detaching from your mind, you will be detaching from your body, at the same time you would be functioning very well. But you are not controlled by the mind or the body.

Q: How to get rid of anxious state?

A: I already explained that. connect to your spine, feel your spine, stay away from your mind, start watching your mind, detach from your mind, and slowly, slowly, slowly the mind will become still. It is like, when you do not energise one hand for one year, you won’t be able to use that hand because the muscles become weak. So if you do not energise your mind, especially your fears, your anxieties, your insecurities, they will start dropping off. They will not be there. Detaching from the mind is very important. When i say the mind, it also contains ego and it also contains intellect. The discriminating factor, the emotional factor, the ego factor.

Q: How does mantra chanting fits in this whole story? What is its use? Is it good or not?

A: Each mantra is a configuration which helps some part of your constitution. Sometimes it is to rejuvenate, sometimes it is to calm… Each mantra has a purpose.
Normally a guru gives a mantra to the disciple looking at the constitution of the disciple. That is like prescribed medicine. There are mantras like “Om namah shivaya”. People say this mantra is enough, no other mantra is needed, which is true. It is very, very powerful. I’ve given the explanation of each word in it.

AUM NAMAH SHIVAAYA explained by Mohanji.jpg

That constitutes every aspect of our existence such as the fire element which constitute the body, the five types of air that circulate the body, and the five types of fire, five types of existence. Every aspect is covered in this five-digit mantra.
The same fire can be used to cook the food and burn the house. It’s up to us to decide what we need out of the fire. People like to have powers. So they configure mantras to give that effect. And there are mantras for protecftion, like a sheath. Gayatri mantra has the power of protection, and also power of elevation.

Mohanji Gayatri Mantra with meaning

Mohanji Gayatri Mantra with meaning

So every mantra has a reason and power. But if you connect to the white mantras, like “Om namah shivaya”, etc. no harm will happen to you in any way. About other mantras, power-oriented, you should be careful. They can help us and they can also hurt us.

Q: How to know which one is maybe dangerous?

A: The mostly recognised, the mostly approved pleasant chants are from the white. Because it enhances your protection, your energy, and your wellbeing. They are fine. Or you can check with your guru who understands and they will recommend.
We can also individualise mantras. With certain mantras, if you use, you will have a particular effect, another person will have different effect. So mantras cannot be generalised all the time. But this question is very important at this time because energies are changing very rapidly on earth now. A lot of calamities are expected from now to 2022. This is because the energies are shifting rapidly. And you can see the effect of it on people. Mind is restless. Mind is controlling. To connect to the higher frequencies has become difficult and meditation has become difficult. So chanting has much more value today than meditation. And chanting can lead to meditation. It is usually said that you should contemplate on yourself, on what you are before you go into meditation. And then when you contemplate, ”Am I this anger? Am I this form that I see in the mirror? Am I this expression? Am I the mind? Am I the intellect? Am I the ego? Am I so and so son or daughter? Am I the husband or wife?“ These questions come and finally the answer will be no, no, no… after a long time when you finally start feeling yourself, then you slip into meditation. That meditation is real for you. And that meditation will have much, much impact and effect. Because you have recognised yourself. Now most of the people, I’m not underestimating, only have a vague idea about who we are, or who they are. Mostly when I ask, ”Who are you?” They will say some name which is connected to this life. Actually speaking, all of us sitting here are related in consciousness. All the people outside including plants, animals, birds, are connected in consciousness. We are all one soul. Because we look different or feel different, we consider we are different. So this is a good time for the chanting. When you chant, chant from the stomack center, not from the throat. Stomack is the seat of the fire. And when you enhance the fire, it burns the stored emotions. When you keep chanting positive mantra, in the stomack center for the period of time, scripture say that you can even change the weather, climate or even the destiny.

Q: Is it important to calm your mind while chanting?
A: Calmness happens to the mind when you are connected to the mantra.
Q: So it doesn’t matter if the mind wanders around?
A: Mind will anyway wander. You cannot control the mind and start the show. It never works. Please understand that mind is the most restless factor in your system. It is never stable. Don’t think that we can attack your mind directly. It’s impossible. Mind will catch you every time :). And also mind will manipulate you. That is why I say if you depend on the mind, mind will keep you the same and mind will help you change the guru. Mind is filled with concepts from the society, from the education, from the parents, from every aspect of our existence. We have collected the concepts and filled our mind. And our life is equal to which concepts allow us to experience, not the reality. We are not experiencing the world in reality. We are just trying to sound it off with our concepts. The more concepts we have, the more inflexible we are.

sathya_sai_babaHas everybody heard of Sathya Sai Baba? There was a boy staying with Baba for many years to do service. It was going on well for a few years, he was serving Baba, he was happy, Baba was happy. One day he decided to leave Baba. People said, ”Are you crazy, a lot of people are waiting to serve him, and you are with him! Why are you missing this opportunity?” Then he said, ”I saw Baba shaving. How can god shave?” He forgot that when you are in the human body, you have everything related to the human body including growth of hair. So what was the problem? He had a concept that Baba as God should be like this, in a particular way. And when he realised that this concept does not fit the man, he was completely affected. He couldn’t accept it. So he missed the big chance. He could have reached the highest if he was not concept oriented, if he was not bound by concepts. All of us are like this. We have limitations. We buy the frame in advance, then we cut the picture inside. We never buy a frame for the picture. Frame is equal to concept. And picture is equal to reality. We cut the picture (reality) for the concept.

Q: Is it important how we pronounce a mantra or is it all right if we pronounce it as we feel?
A: Most mantras are in sanskrit and the diction and writing is more or less the same. Pronounce every word. Don’t swallow words. There are numerous languages people speak in the world. I never think it’s 100% accuracy in anybody chanting. But the nearest possible should be ok because that’s the best you can achieve.

Calendar_IconTo go back on the topic of TIME, as I said, energies are changing very rapidly on earth now. A lot of calamities are expected from now to 2022. This is because the energies are shifting rapidly. And you can see the effect of it on people. Mind is restless. Mind is controlling. To connect to the higher frequencies has become difficult and meditation has become difficult. So chanting has much more value today than meditation. And chanting can lead to meditation.
The time is shifting and from 2012 to almost 2017 time is more dense and dark in nature. And from 2018 to 2022 would be more of the lighter, softer, subtler nature. This is what is expected. You can see the basic instinct or the basic aspect of the character of the people has been enhanced in the last few years. People who are oriented to spirituality, meditation, exploring themselves, have intensified it. Because at this time the Earth is spinning faster. A little effort from you helps much more. One year is almost equal to fifty years. So if you invest in awareness now, it will help you to achieve your goal much faster. This year, 2014, is important as the year of creation. Because of the moon. Moon means water, water means new life. It’s a new creation. It’s a good time for starting things anew. New effort this year for something very specific, 95% chance is it will happen. If you are taking one message from here, this should be the message. Nurture positivity now, or positive aspects now, or clear purpose, ”This is what I want to be or achieve in the years to come” or ”I want to be liberated in the years to come.” That kind of powerful decision, powerful purpose, if you sow the seeds now, it will grow beautifully in the years to come. This is very important to remember in these ten years between 2012 and 2022. It would be a good idea for that seed to be liberation because we are stuck with so many things created by the mind. We are dividing more than uniting. e are all related, but our mind doesn’t accept it. Mind likes to keep differences and divisions rather than unification and unity. All we need is love.

colours

Q: I had an intense experience of the colours during the meditation, is that the mind or reality?
A: Colours are usually expressions of our constitution. Because we are a collection of various factors. There is love, anxiety, fear, goodness… as a mixture sitting in you. And this gets reflected in colours. But it is a good idea because once you see it, probably they are leaving you as well.

Q: It is well-known that most of the masters from Vedanta tradition uses mantras for initiation. As far as I know you do not do that, at least not in that way but you use shaktipat. Does shaktipat play a similar role in all these or is it somewhat deeper and more direct than that? Can you say a little more about shaktipat?

A: There are numerous paths leading to the same ocean. In the tradition that I follow, the path of Shiva, the more activity is done by the master. In our path the biggest requirement for any disciple is an empty space. It is not on activity, it is on beingness. We say that in our path, it’s like a monkey’s child. Monkey’s child clings to the mother. It doesn’t have the power to climb the tree. Mother climbs the tree. All the monkey’s child does is cling onto the mother. So in our path it’s complete connection with the guru or the path or the tradition, and everything is delivered. Have you heard of Sai Baba of Shirdi? Somebody asked him, ”How was your guru?” He said, ”My guru was very powerful. But he taught me nothing. From morning till evening I kept looking at him. I sat down and looked at him. And he gave me everything. Here the practice is being empty and surrendering. And just by connecting to the guru, you achieve the highest.
I’ll give you another example, Shirdi Sai Baba’s example. There was a saint Upasni Maharaj.

Upasni Maharaj

Upasni Maharaj

He used to do tremendous practices. And he was more or less playing with life. He would go and sit in the cave in the forest and meditate, and for days on without food, without water, and he would go to various places where people could not go. He would just sit and meditate just to attain the highest possible level a man can grow. He was not connected to Sai Baba, but whenever Baba saw him he would catch him and bring him and put him in Shirdi. But he couldn’t sit there. He was used to forest and other places. And when Baba was not looking he would run away. Baba would catch him again and bring him and put him there. A few time he did this, and he became as powerful as Baba. Once he attained the highest level he was living in the burial ground. It’s about 4 or 6 km from Shirdi. And whatever happened in Shirdi he would know sitting there. When one man went to Sai Baba and saw Sai Baba smoking, he was disturbed. He said, ”This is a guru? He smokes? I don’t want to bow down to him” and he went away. Then he came to Upasni Maharaj and tried to bow down, but he said, ”No, go away. If you cannot bow down there, don’t come here.” This was in 1900s, so there was no telephone to tell. And in the path of Shiva, it’s all about the dissolution. Each and every aspect is dissolved, ego is dissolved, mind is dissolved, intellect is dissolved, you become completely one with the perfection. When all the limitations are removed, you become extremely powerful, you become one with the universe.
Shaktipat is cutting down whatever is stored which you do not need, which is acquired and stored. This is what we are burning through shaktipat. What you cannot take out yourself, or will take a long time for you to clear, through shaktipat we are dissolving. This is what shaktipat is all about. Original idea is shakti energy which is already in human beings is enhanced and allowed to evolve from the lowest to the top of the head, the highest. When you enhance shakti energy, it burns down so many things which are not wanted. It should not be enhanced when the karmic push is strong. When karma is strong, that means you have already created an agenda for life, in our path, guru never ever interferes in one’s free will. No manipulation, no forcing, it should be spontaneous, and if a person comes to you, surrendered, in the sense like ”Please help me” or ”I’m ready”, that’s the only time when guru helps.

???????????????????????????????And shivapath is transfering the same energy or the same power of the guru to the disciple. This is very, very rare. Because the person has to develop to that level to receive it. And a guru has to be very lucky to get such a disciple because it is very rare and difficult. One African American came and met me in Virginia, the USA. I was surprised when he asked me, ” Can you deliver shivapath to me?” I said, ”I can give you shivapath, can you take it?” A lot of people come to see. Very few become higher. This is not the problem at all. It depends on the receptivity of the seekers. Many flowers happen in the tree, very few become fruit. In our path, there is only one criterion: empty space. And there is no other criteria, whether you are black or white, rich or pure, from this country or that country… Only criterion is, ”Are you able to receive?” But the guru will test the eligibility. I was talking to one divine mother in the Himalayas. She said, ”People climb the mountain to reach the guru. After a lot of effort, you reach the top and meet the guru. First thing the guru does is kick. So sometimes they gets disappointed, ”Oh, I climbed all these mountains and he kicked me.” But some people kiss the feet. That time guru hugs him. If you survive the test, then you are taken in. Then there’s nothing to worry, ha ha. It’s a joke, but it gives an idea about the path, which means, only eligibility is emptiness. No ego, no mind and then god fills in. And there are many gurus in our tradition starting from Shiva, we know Shirdi Sai Baba quite well, and then there are numerous gurus who walk the path and there are two reverse merging as one. One is the kriya yoga with Babaji and all the other gurus and the other one is gurus of the Dattatreya tradition. These come together. So Dattatreya side is all siddhas, all who have powers, of course all gurus have powers but there are more siddhas, like Shirdi Sai Baba was not teaching anybody any kriya. On both sides there are powerful masters.

bhagwan-nityananda But each caters to some people. Some people need activity and doing certain things to reach there. But for a siddha it’s about emptying, nullifying. Even Lord Dattatreya, when they asked him about his guru or who he was, he just said, ”I’m just the lover of the nature.” So that level of humility, nullification, this is the sign of our tradition. The tradition is called Nath tradition. There are many Nath gurus. Nisargadatta Maharaj was a Nath guru ,

Nasargadatta Maharaj

Nasargadatta Maharaj

Bhagawan Nithyananda from Ganeshpuri (he left his body in 1961), Shirdi Sai Baba, Sathya Sai Baba, they are all Nath gurus. They can sit in one place and work in many places. They are only using their body just to be on earth. But their consciousness is very very wide. So if you connect to the consciousness, automatically you’ll be elevated. And the only criterion is: keep emptying, ”This is not me, this is not me…” and once you nullify yourself, they completely take over. One person asked a Nath guru, ‘How can I get initiated into the Nath path?” He said, ”That’s very simple. Jump into the river, the river takes you. All you need is simplicity, love, compassion and just emptying. Remove all the concepts. Be naked.” When all the ego, hatred, division, all the things which we have stored in the mind go away, the mind itself will go away. It’s like if you don’t have any trash at home, you don’t need any trash can. Trash can is our mind. We are producing trash and keep it in our mind. If you do not remove your trash from you household for one month, you can’t enter the house. Our mind is like that. We can’t enter now. It’s lifetimes we have kept it. That’s it. Throw the trash can away. I always tell people if you want to leave something here with me, leave your mind and go. Be free.

Mohanji

Jump into the river, the river takes you. All you need is simplicity, love, compassion and just emptying. Remove all the concepts … Be free

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

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