Have You Truly Surrendered to Sai Baba?

 

 

It’s natural that we approach a Master with a lot of expectations, and usually or many times, we see that we only go to a temple, or a Samadhi, or a Master, only when we have some problem. We see that happening in life. If we are completely fine, we are perfect, and we are happy, we don’t go anywhere. We don’t even thank God or thank Gurus. But when we have a problem, that’s the time when we go to a Master, or go to a Samadhi, or go to a temple and ask for help. So, like Kunti Mata has said in the Mahabharata to Krishna, to always keep her unhappy, sad, so that she always remembers God. This is human nature. We remember God only when we are not happy. But that should not be the case; we should be connected to God all the time. Every day when you wake up, you should be thanking God.

The highest prayer is the prayer of thanks, gratitude. Gratitude is very, very powerful. That’s a very, very potentially powerful prayer. When you are deeply in distress; imagine you are in a kind of a distressed state, things are not happening well, things are falling apart, first and foremost, what you should do is to stop complaining. Because when you complain, when you are expecting too much and if you are complaining, you are actually increasing the pain. It’s almost like a thorn which has pierced your leg, and when you keep shaking the thorn, the pain will persist, and the wound will become bigger. Like that, when you keep on complaining, then the pain will be more. This is one point.

Second is a very important point, it is that we should be aware – there is a reason for every effect, there is a cause for every effect. No effect happens by itself, there is a reason. So what would be the usual reason for any effect in life? Something – a memory which is stored within, and which is actually accented because of repeated storage, or repeated thoughts about it. Like you can see some people whom you do not like in life, you remember them all the time. You know, those whom you remember all the time have actually influenced you in your life. Have you observed that? This you see in your life. Whom you are remembering all the time – maybe they are your enemies – but they are influencing your thoughts, they are influencing you. Like that, potential fears – fears about losses, fears about diseases, fears about not being appreciated in the society, not being accepted, and all these fears create those kinds of effects in life, which no Guru or God has anything to do with, which we are creating every moment. This awareness should be very clear in the mind, it’s very important.

If we are not aware of the patterns we are creating, because life is full of patterns; and patterns are a continuous process, we keep hopping from body to body, but the patterns will continue. When we hop from one body after death to another body, a new birth, we carry all these things. The patterns are in continuation, they continue. These patterns keep repeating, and the same kinds of effects are brought.

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It also means a lack of acceptance. So the way you can overcome these patterns is through acceptance and surrender. Acceptance is very important. “Okay, this is happening now, let me take a deep breath, fine.” Not blaming immediately, criticizing, screaming, shouting and complaining. That won’t help you, because that will actually increase your pain. Instead, you are accepting them. Accepting doesn’t mean that you are like a doormat, where anybody can walk over you. Instead, you are accepting, and then at a certain point in time, you say, “Baba, this is happening, I’m sure this is happening because of my past patterns, maybe fears, maybe some kind of resistance, but I leave it to you.”

Acceptance and Surrender, they go hand in hand. They will release you a lot from the stress, and then you can see miracles happening. Usually, we do not surrender enough. We keep it to ourselves, we say, “Oh, this is happening. Why am I praying to Baba for all these years… Baba is not taking care of me…” This is the usual way people talk, but that’s not the truth. You are not allowing Baba to take care of you because you are not accepting it. Resistance means that you have not come to terms with your reality. Resistance is a clear sign you are not correlated or coming to terms with your own reality.

Acceptance means you have come to terms with your reality. From that point, you surrender to Baba. I would say you discuss with Baba like you discuss with a close friend, you talk to Baba. “Baba, look here, this is what’s happening. You know it very well and now let’s work it out together.” Something like that, just like a casual discussion, not even a prayer and say, “Baba, thank you for being with me, through happiness, through sorrows, thank you for being with me.” And you will see the effect much better, rather than complaining, criticising, judging, screaming, and shouting. This will only increase your agony, and also, that closes doors. And you are actually testing Baba that way, “Now, are you going to do something for me? Are you going to help me?” Baba is not your servant; Baba cannot be your servant. He is our ally, he is our support, and he is our friend. He is our closest possible friend, who has no discrimination. He never judges. He never discriminates anybody. There’s no poor or rich in his world. All are the same. Everybody can connect to him as the closest friend and the closest ally. Ownership creates pain. Surrender releases all the pain. This is the secret.

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When you own all your doings, “I am doing it, I’m doing it,” the ego, the mind-matter is getting involved, and that creates pain. But you can surrender, “You are doing it, I’m not doing it, it’s happening through you.” I don’t mean that you can do all sorts of crimes and say, “I’m not doing it.” That’s not the point, it should be pure stuff.  The intention should be pure; the intention should be selfless. You can never, ever do things selfishly and say, “It’s Baba doing it.” That’s not good, because that’s got a huge price to pay. Maybe you may not be able to complete it over, let’s say, the next 10,000 lifetimes, that much a price! I always say, don’t do these things where you are using a Master’s name for your selfish reasons. And one thing is very clear – Baba, Babaji, or any of those great Masters will never ever ask anybody to harm anyone. NEVER. They will only say, if at all, “Detach from this place, detach from this person, don’t be there!” That’s all. He will never say, “You go and attack that person, insult that person, character assassinate that person.” Never! This is guaranteed. You can look at history. These Masters are pure Consciousness. They will never ever want to harm anybody. This is the truth.

If you are in deep sorrow, accept it first, then discuss with Baba, “I’m going through this process, you are watching, I leave it to you.” Then you keep quiet and let him do the work. You have surrendered, that’s about it. And gratitude – “Thank you for being with me.” Always be thankful, always be grateful.

Shirdi Sai Baba and Mohanji

Transcribed by Nada Rakovic
Proofread by Shyama Jeyaseelan

Mental health and stability

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March 26, 2020

 

Hello friends,

We are all on quarantine in our own houses. I think it’s the same all over the world, especially in India; we are all in a kind of house arrest. But this is inevitable. This is the real drastic step our global governments have taken to contain an epidemic and we must comply with it. We must support it. We must do everything possible to help our governments to stabilize the situation. This is very important. I understand there are a lot of inconveniences because many people have already told me about their suffocation because of forced isolation, about deteriorating mental levels, uneasy psychological states, feeling terrible, self-esteem affected; all these things are expected, I have spoken about these possibilities a long time ago when I said almost the entire global population might be affected emotionally and psychologically.

When we are in confinement for more than a reasonable time, this is bound to happen. And this is not about any external factor. This is actually something internal because it’s about a situation that we are used to versus a situation that we are forced into. So, we are used to a situation where we were in our extreme freedom, where we could go anywhere, do what we liked, we could buy anything, and we could eat anything, we could go to places; we could have entertainments at various levels. This was our reality before, but right now, that’s not our reality. It’s all confinement. And we have certain restrictions in food as well. This is very uncomfortable for many people.

I’m responding to a few questions which came to me, in fact, some people have told me that they are going through this tough internal process. I’m not surprised. That’s why I’m giving this message.

In a situation where there is forced isolation, we are bound to have inconveniences, suffocation. This is what people feel in prisons. That’s exactly what the animals feel in the factory farms. That’s what the animals feel in zoos. So, wherever there is confinement, there is suffocation and there is a lot of emotional distraction. Then we start blaming every external factor like governments, like the enforcement bodies for our state of suffering. It’s not true. It’s actually the sign of times. The situation is not created by our governments, global governments. They have not done this. This has happened due to whatever reasons; I don’t even go into who created it because that’s already created. Let’s look at the effect; we will not look at the source because there’s no need to know the source right now as it will not help us. It will only probably accent our level of distraction, accelerate our suffocation, discomfort or our discontentment.

So, I would rather, you focus on your inner state. And some people ask me, how did you attain this state of calmness? My answer is through self-imposed isolation. My question is that are you ready to have that answer? I’m not underestimating you. I’m not saying that you are not up there. It’s not the point. The point is that in every situation, we have the ability to remain calm, not blaming any other bodies, any other external factors, people, places, time, various situations, and just count on our gains and merits. We have a place to sleep. Number one, that is a shelter. Second, we have food to eat. Maybe that’s not the food you like to eat, but we have something to eat, we can satisfy our hunger. We have something to eat, we have a place to sleep and we have clothes, some kind of protection from the environment. So, this is exactly the basics that we look for, any existence looks for; any human being, any sentient being looks for. So we have all that. And I think this is very important to remember, understand and acknowledge at this point in time.

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When emotions are running high and we start fighting with people, in the families, we start blaming them for past events and reasons and stuff like that; we are creating hell in our own homes. And I think that we should never do that because now, God or nature has kept us together in our homes, our families together, and that should be counted as a blessing, not as a curse. We should always look at our blessings. If you have to reach higher levels of awareness, you need to have a lot of deeper levels of acceptance, a very high level of acceptance. So acceptance is very important; acceptance of oneself, acceptance of the situations, acceptance of the people around you. Even if some people in your household are angry, upset and they’re blaming everything, it is up to you to pacify them, console them, give them the reasons and the awareness. You should tell them; look here, all that you talk has no value in this situation which is not created by us. It has befallen on us. You know, it’s like you are out there in the streets without an umbrella, then the rain starts and there is no shade, you will be drenched. That’s not because you did anything wrong or somebody did something wrong to you that it happened that way. The situation created it and you are experiencing that effect.

Now, there are places in the city where people said the police are literally attacking or beating people when they come to get some resources etc. Well, I would like to say that this is part of the enforcement bodies’ job. They have been instructed not to have people coming together in some places because then the virus gets transferred. One person can infect a 1000 people, or maybe more, if he goes into public places. So, we need to understand that these enforcement bodies have their job to do for our sake. Maybe they are doing it aggressively because they don’t want to take any chances. So there’s no point in blaming. I think we should just take care of ourselves, and we should follow orders and we should trust the governments now, whichever country you are in, we should trust the governments to do their best. As I had said earlier, no government was equipped to handle something of this nature and size. They never expected a situation of this kind, where there is a total embargo.  You can’t move anywhere, you can’t go anywhere, all the borders are closed and situations are out of control. So, they will definitely do whatever it takes or whichever way they can, to create the effect where the disease does not spread further.

So, we need to comply; we need to accept. Now lastly, what I would like to say is that this is a great chance for you to develop your highest level of awareness. First, stop blaming anybody. That’s the first step. Nobody is responsible for this, maybe we can say collective consciousness created this effect. If the collective consciousness of our unconscious lifestyle was not responsible, we will not be in confinement. It is collective consciousness; collective consciousness born out of insensitivity, collective consciousness derived out of unconscious lifestyles, and the collective consciousness of taking the nature for granted, or the collective consciousness that took our nature for granted. We have encroached into every territory, we have captured, tormented, tortured and killed various species; we have done much harm to our own brotherhood; our own nature, our own fellow species, the species that are coexisting with us. We have harmed them and we have thought that they are all for us to enjoy, or do whatever it takes. And then just like we had slavery in the past where we used to buy and sell people; use people as we liked and kill people if we didn’t like; the same thing we are doing with animals and birds today. So this mindset has to change and nature is giving us a chance to do that. Nature is giving us a chance to be humans again.

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You know, we are used to certain habits; habits are broken. Addictions – we are used to certain addictions, some people are addicted to cigarettes and some people are addicted to alcohol, or drugs and so many things, and that’s not easily available now. So, the addicts go through tremendous stress. And if there are such people in your house, they will be displaying various levels of irritation, violence or aggression. We have to handle them wisely. There’s no other way. We need to have enough stability to handle everything in our houses. And maybe, you won’t get much medical support for them at this point in time because all the doctors and the clinics are busy taking care of the coronavirus situation. You may not get much assistance to access the de-addiction facilities. So, that has to be understood. And some people are going into the level of suicide as their withdrawal symptoms are really wild and violent. I understand that too because that’s part of it. And that was supposed to happen in this kind of forced isolation.

So, every situation you look at are all chances for you to change for the better. Be stable, calm and handle situations as it comes. The first step is acceptance, non-resistance. Second step is accepting the society or accepting the environment as it is. And please understand; now the governments have said that only the family members and close family members should stay together, the rest of the people should be staying in their own facilities which prevents us from having guests at home. This is not a punishment. This is because they want to isolate and monitor. This I understand, I spoke to somebody from this enforcement authority earlier and they said, they don’t want to punish anybody. They want to keep people sufficiently apart so that they can monitor them easily. They want to make sure that the people who are not part of the family stay outside the family so that the families are properly taken care of as well; this way, individually or in one group, they can contain the possibility of the virus spreading. So, I think that we need to just obey and follow what the government says, just because they have a definite plan.

So, we are not supposed to keep any non-family members in our houses and we are not supposed to go to other houses while in isolation, but at the same time we must take care of our people. So if you have anybody isolated and they don’t have access to assistance; our people are isolated and don’t have access to medical support or shelter or food, do let us know. We will try to do something but no guarantee what we can do because we also do not have mobility.

Do not blame God. Do not blame situations. Do not blame Gurus. Do not blame your father and mother. Do not blame your doctors; do not blame your government. This blame game is going to really sap your energy and that’s not going to give you any kind of strength. Secondly, fear is absolutely not required, if you have taken the precaution, if you’re staying away from the public, if you’re following the instructions of the government, the public authority, the hospitals, you don’t have to worry. If you engage in activities that are not recommended, then you are responsible, not them. So, we must understand the situation clearly; we must obey accordingly; we must follow accordingly.

So, again, coming back to this question, please take care of yourself, please take care of your family and accommodate everybody who is at home peacefully and with love. People of your own family may have various demands, disagreements, and disappointments because of this forced togetherness. So, we as a family should try to contain it. We should not blame each other and fight with each other and make it miserable inside the house where it is miserable to exist together. So, don’t make that situation. If that situation happens because of other family members, diffuse it. Pacify everybody, talk to everybody, and make sure everybody understands.

Take your time. Maintain silence, if possible. If you have enough inner strength and if you have gained strength through good associations, talk to the world and give them some confidence. If you have strength, if you have stability, share it. That’s the highest thing you can do at this time because even though the world is closed, social media is active; you have all those spaces to convey your message through and use it properly and convey your strength and your stability effectively. If you are unstable, then you have to maintain silence. You’re to do more of pranayama – breathing, meditate, connect to yourself and look at yourself as an outsider. Introspect. Contemplate. What exactly is annoying you? What is making you angry? And don’t blame outside entities, outside beings, spaces, time and people. They not important. That’s escapism. Instead, go within and see what is hurting you inside. If you’re very steady in your connection with the supreme consciousness, God or guru, nothing will destabilize you. This is for sure. That’s the only connection you really need at this point in time. Faith is medicine when fear is the disease.

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So, you need to see what is destabilizing you, what is annoying you, what is making you irritated? Those are the things which you probably need to pluck out of your system. And that’s a good thing, write them down and understand – “this particular thing is irritating me”. Not having a cigarette is irritating me. Not having coffee is irritating me. Anxiety for not having the food which I want to eat is irritating me. So this is good for your introspection, you can understand where you stand. Write them down on a piece of paper and burn them. As the paper becomes ash, those feelings also should become ash in your mind.

I leave you with these thoughts and please think about it and try to understand and transform yourself; try to assimilate yourself and stop blaming the governments, the systems and the enforcement authorities. Don’t blame your family members or each other for past events, incidents or past actions and never make people’s life miserable in your house. Instead, try to love, try to forgive everything and forget the past for good. Try to love and give lots of love to people unconditionally. Renew friendships with your family members and try to understand them and their feelings better hereafter. People really need love and probably we have failed to give love to our own people for a long time since we have been very busy; this is the right time to do that. So, give love, share love, protect people and tell people – I love you – wholeheartedly within the family.  If you have not told them for a long time, tell them now and display that and make it extremely sincere.  This is the right time to do that because you have all your family members available within your house. So do that and convey love to your friends that you care, through phone, social media, etc. Always understand that together we are strong; divided or separated, we are weak. So, let us remain together as one family, one global family and let us support each other as one global family. All the people are in the same situation like us. So, don’t try to do portray yourself as a victim. We are all victims in that mode. So don’t worry about it too much as all are in the same boat.

This is the time as I said yesterday to press the reset button and completely cleanse yourself and make yourself stronger and stable. And then your world will be better for you. This is the right chance for that. And I’m always with you. I’m walking with you.

I will always be with you. Just be happy and do your best. Lots of love.

Mohanji

Transcribed and proofread by

Rekha Murali

 

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Practice compassion during coronavirus time

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24th March 2020

Hello friends, this is Mohanji.

The nature has pressed a reset button. Nature is resetting the whole world, probably to its original state. We do not know as yet. And we don’t have to know because life is as it happens each moment. We do not know the future, nor do we usually know why certain things happened in the past. We think we know but we don’t know, really. We make conclusions based on what we understand or what we assume; based on assumptions. But we may not know clearly the reason. So, we don’t need to know the reasons as well for what’s happening now.

At this point in time, since nature has pressed a reset button, we must also press a reset button in our lives. Most of us are confined to our homes or places where we stay; movements are restricted, sources are affected, resources are affected. So, this is actually a time when we can go back to the essentials. We can look at what is essential and what is non-essential. Usually, in an unconscious existence, we do not have time for that. We just go as per our habits, as per our inclinations and tendencies. But at this point in time, when we do have time for ourselves, we can look at essentials and non-essentials and discard the non-essentials. That makes our life cleaner, more tidy. So this is a good time to press the reset button in our lives.

There is a word; a Sanskrit word ‘Karuna’. Karuna in Sanskrit means compassion. So, this is the time when we should express Karuna; compassion in the time of Corona. So, Karuna during the time of Corona that should be our attitude. We should be compassionate to the whole world, to our species, to everyone. And we should do whatever we can to enhance, to rejuvenate, to help reinvent the lives of people around us in a very pleasant way; with a lot of love, a lot of compassion – Karuna; and a lot of determination. There will be a lot of frustrations because people can’t move. They are at home. There will be a lot of anger and frustrations visible, anxieties. So this is the time to think again about what is causing all this. So, we have a lot of time for contemplation. We have a lot of time for introspection and we have time for reinvention.

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I always used to say that at least every five years, we must reinvent ourselves; so that we remain fresh. But now nature has given us that choice, the time. We have to reinvent or we can complain and we can say that things are not right. Most of the things which are happening now are well beyond our control, so we also get to know how much we have in our control. With all our powers and all our efficiencies, we do not have much control. Nature has more control than us; nature has all the controls. So, this is a real time or a time which is actually real, which gives us reality.

So, I would like you to convey this message to all your people; all the people around. Tell them that this is a reset button pressed by nature, to realign the nature. We must also press our reset button to realign ourselves and during the time of Corona, Karuna is the right method – compassion and let compassion overflow through you to all the social media and reach everybody. Reach lots of people and make them feel good because we have almost accepted corruption, greed as natural; greed, corruption, and various emotions of human beings, unconscious emotions as normal. Now, we have time to understand it’s not normal to be angry, it’s not normal to be upset, to be insecure. We have to live with what we have, we can take away all the unwanted at this point in time and just go back to basics and what is really needed; that will make our lives cleaner. And we also understand what it means to be bonded; human bonding, family bonding, all these are happening now. Families together, you can’t go anywhere; you have to look at each other, talk to each other, have eye contact; this is a good time for that.

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So, there are a lot of positives in a time of Corona; during this time where Corona is a big scare, a fear. So, if you discount the fear; if you take the fear away or the fear factor away and look at life, there is something to do here; something for us to understand, something for us to assimilate.

Lastly, there are a lot of theories floating around why this happened. That’s not important. I always look at it this way, what is the effect? Why is not the usual thing? It is intellectualization; so many opinions, so many theories, so many things which confuse us. Instead, don’t look outside. Look inside. What is the effect? That’s the only way you can grow beyond. Because if you keep on justifying looking at theories, looking at reasons why this happened, you’ll not reach anywhere. You probably will get few answers maybe or maybe a few opinions, or maybe a few suggestions. But that’s not what we want.

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What we need is reinvention; make ourselves better. We equip ourselves to handle life better, to have more control over our own emotions, and understand that whatever emotions we have if the nature presses the reset button, we become helpless. Nature is more powerful than us. We don’t have to call it God or religion or any other aspects. It’s not anything. It’s about man and nature, human beings and nature, the direct contact of a mother and son, mother and child; that kind of contact. So here, the mother is pressing the reset button and all the children have to do accordingly; to live accordingly, to change accordingly. So, it’s time to press the reset button in our lives. And this is the time to do that. If you don’t do that in this time, again we nurture our anxieties, emotions, anger, hatred, jealousy, all our usual habitual emotions; then we will not have much future. Now, we can stabilize; we can understand ourselves. We can assimilate ourselves. We can align ourselves. This is a good time.

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Wish you success. I’m walking with you. I’m always with you, and I love you.

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Use Human Zoo to Reconnect

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March 22nd, 2020

 

Hello friends.

This is Mohanji.

We’ve been talking about the coronavirus and its effects for some days now and we are feeling it, every moment. We have seen that the human kingdom is affected; the human world is affected deeply. We are all in confinement. We are actually feeling now how the animals feel to be in the zoo in confinement, their whole life. We are now getting a taste of it, how it feels to be inside a factory farm, how it feels to be inside a zoo. And this confinement is teaching us great lessons where we feel how important our freedom is. All the beings (of non-human species) who are free are rejoicing and when all the human beings are confined to their rooms, we can see that the other kingdoms – animal kingdom and bird kingdom are rejoicing; they are roaming free, they are happy, there is less pollution, there is less radiation, there is less sound.

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So, you see the difference we have made in the world now, the difference that we have actually been making in this world. We have not only confined animals to farms and zoos, we have literally starved them, tortured them, mutilated them and injected them with so many chemicals, did scientific experiments on their bodies, and killed them. We even stole the babies from their mothers. You know, mother and baby have a very sacred relationship, whichever species it is. A baby and its mother’s relationship are always highly sacred, but we have been insensitive. We stole babies of cows in factory farms and isolated them. We are doing so many things for the sake of our pleasure; for the sake of the milk of the mother, we separate the mother and baby. It’s a very bad thing. It’s a very sad thing.

Now, nature has kept us all indoors and made us feel what we are doing in this world. And this is a good time for introspection. This is a good time for contemplation. This is a good time. So, we now understand what sort of anguish and anxiety we have created in the animal kingdom. Especially perversions like trophy hunting, hunting for the pleasure of mind. Hunting means killing somebody, killing an animal who never wanted to die; a peacefully settled animal, just being killed for the sake of pleasure. Animal kingdom never does that. In the animal kingdom, a lion only kills when he’s hungry. Otherwise, he does not kill any being, but we do; human beings do.

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Awareness and Unity

So, this confinement is giving us a lot of awareness or it should give us that awareness and refinement. Now, all the major places of visit are closed: temples are closed, mosques are closed, and churches are closed. Places of pilgrimages are closed, malls are closed, cinemas are closed, airports are partially closed. The transportation industry is severely affected, tourism is affected. There are no cruise ships going around. There is no major tourism happening at all. And people are asked to sit at home in each country. So, almost 7.5 billion people are sitting at home.

We have family unity now; we are all together. This is beautiful. I mean, we have perhaps never spent so much time with each other for a long time, even as a family. But now we are meeting each other as family. This is beautiful. So we must make the best use of this time, we must recreate the bonding, recreate the love, connection, recreate togetherness; this is a good time for that. And this is also one of the reasons why we have been put together: to reconnect, to re-establish love, companionship, togetherness, to look at each other. So this is a good time for that.

This also gives us enough time to reconsider our habits, our addictions, our relations, our needs, and greed. It’s a good time. I would leave you to think about this, this aspect and we’ll talk later, soon.

Lots of love.

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Corona Virus – God given chance for transformation

March 21, 2020

 

Hello friends,

It’s been a few days since we have been experiencing a kind of forced confinement. We are all indoors and most of the other beings are outdoors. They are having a natural life; while we one species, human species is confined to stay indoors.

There is a big lesson to learn here. I can see that we are all busy praying that the situation ends. But we should be busy taking oaths and vows to change the way we live on this earth.  That’s the most important thing today. We have been living unconsciously, insensitively: using, abusing, misusing the natural resources without any remorse, without any guilt and the nature is paying back. Nature is giving us a choice, a chance to think, to understand, to change. So, this situation is not an ordinary situation.

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They said that the world has never experienced such a standstill since the World War II. So, this could be considered as a World War III. But the World War III is not between human beings. It’s between human beings and nature. This is nature’s practical joke. It’s a practical joke. Nature put all of us inside, bound by fear and asked us to think, asked us to realize what we have been doing. What is the result of that? It is our insensitive lifestyle, our unconscious activities and our lack of understanding plus disconnection from the whole existence outside. So, nature is giving us a chance and a choice to understand and correct. So, this is not exactly the only the time for prayers; this should be the time for reinvention.

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First of all, we need to introspect, contemplate and understand, we need to analyze and understand, we need to understand that all these years, we have used and abused this Earth, our space, the very space that we have to live and we have to hand over to the next generation. If you take the last hundred years, we have grown technologically but we have not grown in awareness. If you take the last 200 years, we have grown in industries and we polluted the Earth indiscriminately.

Land has become toxic, air has become toxic, and water has become toxic. Everything that is around us – all the basic facilities and faculties that we need to survive on Earth, in a very peaceful way, has become toxic because of man-made disasters or man’s unconscious existence, lack of understanding, or over emphasis on profits. These are the ways that we must change. We have to really think as so many things that we have done are irreversible. You can’t change that. It’s already happened. It’s done. Not possible to reverse, at least in the next couple of generations. And whenever in the past a species started becoming overwhelming, there were natural disasters, cleaning up, wiping away and creating new species.

So, this situation is very much possible for us if we live unconsciously: global warming, factory farms, pollution of various levels, toxins in the air, water and earth, living in square walls in square spaces; while human beings are multi-dimensional, we are confined to spaces which are square and rectangle which is again confinement; the walls that we created for ourselves: emotional walls, intellectual walls, physical walls, every type of walls that we have created around ourselves, isolating ourselves from the whole world. All these things are our own creation. So, this is a situation which the nature has given us to take time, stay at home and think, understand and correct.

Awakening

This is not exactly the time for prayers. You can pray, if you like for redemption, for better awareness, for better understanding. But this is not only the time for prayers; this is also the time for awakening. It’s extremely important. We must be aware. It is indeed a practical joke that the nature is now playing. The dolphins have come back to the lakes of Venice, swans and various birds, migratory birds are roaming free without any kind of fear of human intervention. So many birds, animals, various species are roaming around without fear. Whales are swimming in the oceans without expecting or without having to worry about somebody attacking and killing them. Every species on Earth has been harmed by human species. Every species on Earth is in danger, is in fear of one species, human species who kill indiscriminately, without reason.

We breed for the sake of our palates and we kill them for the sake of our palates. We don’t care. We have no remorse. We have no guilt. We even kill our own people, we wage wars for nothing. Knowing fully well or fully being aware that we can’t take even a pebble from earth when we die, we still try to make a lot of spaces for ourselves; just to satisfy our ego and when we die, we take nothing from here.

So, this is a race of unconscious living. Our race has been living unconsciously; this space and time is given, this situation is given, so that we are aware that we need to do something about it. When we decide to make drastic, lasting changes, or when we take good decisions to change, there will be lasting effect. We must live consciously. The answer is conscious living. The answer is being aware. The answer is being righteous, being compassionate, kind and selfless.

This is our future. This is exactly what we are. Think about it. It’s worth thinking. We’ll talk again later.

Thank you.

Mohanji

Awareness

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Mohanji’s Message on Corona Virus Pandemic – 20th March 2020

Hello friends, this is Mohanji again.

Yesterday, I was talking about introspection; the reason for our current state, the state where everything is on standstill. Spaces are closed, malls are closed, airports are closed; every space which we would like to be in are closed. So, we are in a forced confinement – one species, the human species. We had discussed yesterday the reason for this. The reason is for us to be aware, to understand, to introspect, and to make changes in our own life.

Sometimes we may think what we have got to do with all these results that we talked about – the pollutions, the emissions and the conditions. We have. We as one species is responsible for all the destructions and devastations of Earth today, apart from natural calamities, which was not many or not too many.

Even if you look at individual countries, the activity of a citizen is the responsibility of the country. Country should have certain laws, certain structures, to make sure that the activities are in line with the right ethics, dharma – righteousness.

Likewise, it is the responsibility of every religion to take care, to make sure that every person who is following that religion follows ethics. They should not harm any other religion, any society, any country or the species as a whole. It is our responsibility. It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that its own people are doing well.

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There should be laws, which makes sure that synchronicity, continuity and compassion is always maintained. So, there is a collective responsibility for the species to make sure that there is no harm happening in this world, on this earth because of the existence of this species. Animal kingdom follows it. They do not harm without a reason. A tiger does not hunt if it’s not hungry, a deer or any other beings; they all follow certain ethics and rule. They do not exceed it, we do, and we as a species do. We have an active mind, active imagination, active intelligence, intellect and we do everything to just feel a certain level of false contentment. We need more and more and more each day. We are not satisfied. Our levels of satisfaction keep changing. Contentment factor never happens. And we think that the more is merrier. Absolutely not. The more means more responsibility. What is merrier is a state where you want nothing from Earth. That’s a very happy state, state of great masters. They wanted nothing from Earth. They wanted nobody to follow them. They wanted no materials, no spaces, no time. They were happy and contented the way they were. We have that history. We have that rich history where people wanted nothing. They were happy. Even now, there are such people, great masters, who want nothing from the world, but give everything they have to the world unconditionally, without expectations.

So, we have a collective responsibility. The entire race, the entire species have a collective responsibility. We are just one species. Beyond caste, creed, country, culture, religion, colour, beyond everything, we are one species. And there is a responsibility for this species, for the ethical life of this species; we can’t run away from it.

If you want to be successful in your pursuit, to ensure stability and contentment on Earth, you should first of all believe in it. And secondly, surrender to it. You cannot be partially accepting, partially rejecting something; it never works. You got to accept it, surrender to it, believe in it and act on it. There will be success. If you believe in something totally, there’ll be power of action. Belief, faith in yourself and your belief system is essential for your success. If you do not believe in something, whatever you do will be very weak. Success will not be there, success will be difficult. So, at this point of time when nature is actually playing a practical joke, where it confined all the people of the species to four walls; it’s time for us to contemplate, introspect and correct. We must take the responsibility. Every country is responsible for its citizens. Every religion is responsible for its followers. Every master, every society, every space, every unit is responsible for its people. And as a whole, the species is responsible for its people. This responsibility cannot be underestimated, cannot be denied, nor can be rejected. This is the truth. This is truth, and we must fulfil it. Please think about it. These are foods for thought.

I’m with you and I love you. We’ll talk again later.

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Transcribed and proofread by
Rekha Murali

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Mohanji’s Message on Corona Virus Pandemic – 19th March 2020

Today, I would like to talk about two aspects of human existence. This is also in the wake of Corona virus, where there are reportedly 200,000 infected people in the world, about 90,000 people have recovered and about thousand people are dead. As I understand, the death is not because of the corona virus itself, but because of the immunity which is taken away by the corona virus that has killed the people. This means there were other illnesses which became predominant and which took over the person and that killed them. This is my understanding. In any case, I would like to say that there is no room for fear. There is room for precaution. There is room for prevention, but there is no room for fear. I do not believe in fears. We cannot live a life just with fear.

In this context, I would like to address two aspects of our very existence in the modern day. One is the walls.

Walls

We have created consciously or unconsciously, many walls.  Walls means W, A, L, L, S; just walls – barriers or boundaries. If you look at your own existence, you will know how many walls you have, which is mostly acquired from this life. Some have been inherited from the family, from the society, from the education; some you have created yourself. So, we have various walls.

Education sometimes is a wall; education of certain nature, like education for the sake of a job, profession, social status, etc. There are boundaries to it. It is not a free flowing education. I’m talking about this in context of how education used to be in India during the pre-British rule. A student approaches the teacher. The teacher understands the taste, the inclination of the student, and he guides him towards the right education, where he needs to hone his skills, where he needs to increase or strengthen his strengths, already existing strengths. We are all a bundle of strengths and weaknesses, all of us, everybody, and nobody is only striving. We are strengths and weaknesses. The right education is to reinforce the inherent strength because human beings are driven by inclinations, tendencies. That’s the driving force. We are all moving, walking, talking tendencies, we are tendencies, and we are inclinations. That’s exactly what we are. There’s no way we can have an education, which is contrary to our inclination. That’s why some people gravitate towards medicine; some people go to arts and science, music and dance. Some people go to engineering, some people like military, they’re all connected to inclinations but sometimes not to inclinations. Sometimes the motive is profit and their life is not successful. When you really follow your own strength, you are a powerful personality. When you strengthen your strengths, in a very determined way, ignoring your weaknesses, while they exist side by side with your strengths; if you ignore them and don’t pay much attention, they will exist but they wouldn’t bother you. Usually, we try to hide our weaknesses and try to portray an image of invincibility in this world and that affects us, which really affect us. That affects us adversely. We try to tell the world that you look here; I’m all strengths, only strength. I’m all strengths. It doesn’t work that way. We are all strengths and weaknesses. We are all black and white; we are everything – all human beings. We are all everything that the world has.

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We must accept it. There is no other way. And we enhance that acceptance. In the old times, the education was in tune with the inclinations and strengths and that was making successful people. When I say success, it is contentment; every moment – contentment, every moment – satisfaction, every moment – peace. This is what success in life is. It’s not that you made a lot of money and you created more walls, more protection, highly insecure, and always worried whether this money will go away. That’s not a good life. That is not success. Material success is often not success. If you’re too attached to money, if you’re too attached to anything outside of you, it is against you. You are being a watchman of something which you have collected. That’s not a good idea, you can’t sleep.

What is success? Success is contentment, every moment – happiness. When you complete what you came for, you will be successful. When you are happy with your life, you’re successful. When every moment brings you happiness and peace, you are successful. It is not about money. It is not about position. It is not about relations. This is all different.

Now, coming back to the walls, why do we create walls? Basically, to create a smaller atmosphere for ourselves to feel successful. This is because we do not have complete satisfaction with our own life. So we create the wall of education, certificates, various certificates, we create the wall of experience, another level of another wall, another level of defined walking space.

Then we have social positions, materials. We have concepts. We have considerations, we have likes and dislikes. We have prejudices. We have a lot of different walls around us. And all these walls have bound us without doubt. They have been binding us and then we settle for temporary, imaginary satisfaction, imaginary contentment, saying, “I am very contented with my family. I’m happy with my children. I’m happy with my car. I’m happy with my possessions. I’m happy with my social position.” These are all happiness which you peg with something outside of you. If something changes, suddenly there is a fall. You wouldn’t know what to do. This is what is happening in the society under the threat of corona virus. You can see that happening. For so many people, their movements are restricted, their activities are restricted, and their purchasing power is restricted. Opportunities are restricted. Travel is restricted. Expressions are restricted. People fall into traps of the mind. Insecurities, anger, hatred, anxieties, and a whole lot of different emotions pulls you down. And the sum total of most of this is a heavy level of depression.

People stop feeling good about themselves. They feel like failures. It is caused by situation. But at that point in time that clarity will not be there. You will feel you’re a failure as you have not allowed room for failures. You have not allowed room to fall. You have always believed that you should walk, you should run, you should always be successful. What is the price of success, it doesn’t matter. There, insensitivity takes root. So these walls are very detrimental in our life, in our happiness quotient, in our levels of success. This should be clearly understood. That’s why I took up the subject, the subject of walls, our limitations.

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What are our limitations? It could be a prejudice. It could be a complex. What will others think? What will four people think? Will they accept me? Will the society accept me? If I say I am connected to Mohanji, will they accept me? All these are your fears. If you’re not accepting your own reality, you’re compromising your existence. Then you stop being real to yourself. This is one thing which I would like you to contemplate because you have time now. You do have time.

Choices

Another aspect is choices. This is also connected to this reality. We mask our existence with our choices. We say, “It’s my choice. It’s my choice to drink alcohol. It’s my choice to smoke. It’s my choice to eat meat. It’s my choice to do what I want to do because I have the purchasing power. I have money. I have position or I have reason.” But choices are a broader subject. If your choices harm another being, disturbs another being, creates bad ripples in the society, they are not good choices. They are selfish choices. Taking this time, I think you should consider your choices deeply. Have you been harming lives because of your choices? Have you been insensitive because of your choices? Have you been indifferent in life, because of your choices? If you have been, time to rethink, time to make a difference, and this is a good time to introspect, to correct, and to put it right in the right track.

I have explained before what is the right track. What is the right way to live? Selflessness is the right track. Selflessness is the right way to live, because you brought nothing from anywhere when you came here. You were born with nothing in hand. And when you die, you take nothing from here. You die with your hands free, empty. If you understand this, you understand that we are here on a tourist visa just for some time. We can own nothing from here. Earth does not belong to us. We can take nothing from here. All our positions, possessions, relations are all temporary. Nothing is permanent.

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Then, what is reality? Reality is right now, what’s happening right now. In that context, what is the purpose of life? Your experiences of yesterday, today, tomorrow and day after are the purpose of life. Your experiences are the purpose of life. One diversion to it is expressions. Your expressions are also your own unique expressions, the way you are. If you are borrowing expressions, if you are comparing with others, if you’re competing with others, it all goes in a negative mode. Otherwise, your original expressions as you have been, as you are; that’s also your original reason for coming here, for walking this earth.

With this body, you have time duration definitely. In that mode, when you say it’s my choice to kill somebody, it’s my choice to harm the economy or ecology, it’s my choice to do what I like, think again. Think once more. Is your choice harming you? Is your choice harming the world? Is your choice making a bad difference in this world? Take a U turn. Start corrections now. Correct all that you have done so far. Forget about the past because you can do nothing about it. That’s over. Now, the future is at hand. Today is the right day for that. Take a turn for the right. Be selfless now. Forget about selfishness, all your greed, anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge, character assassination, whatever, gossips, everything that you have been doing, forget it. It’s over. Finished. Look at reality as of now. What is the reality? You are alive! That’s the primary reality. You are walking, talking, thinking. This is your reality. Your existence is your reality.

Remove all the walls, education, time, religion, and people, all the walls which you have created around yourself and stay as naked as you are, as you came, not physically but mentally – fresh, totally fresh. Then look at life. Life is also fresh. Life is as how you are. Your life is as you are. Your life is always as you are. You create it, you un-create it. You make it, you break it. There is no reason for blaming anybody for your life. You created it. You brought this reality. You brought these relations, you brought these positions and possessions not from anywhere, but because you earned it due to your merits, due to whatever reasons. So have gratitude for what you have. You should be grateful for what you have. You should also think, now that I’m walking this world, how will the next generation accept this world from me? How will you deliver this world to the next generation? It should be better than what you have got.

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If you take that decision, that’s the right decision. That’s the very right decision. That means you are delivering a world much better than what you received. You have something to do there. You have reason to make a big difference within yourself and outside yourself. Each of us, 7.5 billion people have the same power, same energy, same opportunity in our sphere, in our own way, in whichever way, but we can actually make a broad, positive difference. Don’t say that you don’t have the capacity. You do have the capacity. Don’t say you have no reason or material. Everybody has some strength. As I said in the beginning, we all have our strengths. We do not need all the different strengths, we don’t have it. We do not have all the weaknesses, either. We have some weaknesses, we have some strength. Ignore the weaknesses, nurture the strength. Conglomerate with like-minded people. Wake up early. Have more time. Make a difference in the world. And because you’re walking this earth, leave the earth better for the next generation. You’ve done your part. That’s all you have to do as a human being, as a human being living your humanity. That’s all you have to do.

So, remove your walls, break the walls away, be open, be clear, and let nothing bind you. Unlearn all your concepts, prejudices. Unlearn all your theories and fears or unbind yourself, totally be free. No fear. There is no room for fear. Fear actually prevents experiences which you came for. Because of fear of society, because of fear of people or failure, we have denied experiences. Not anymore. Keep going. People may not like certain things that you do, but if your intention is pure, you are on the right track. Purity of intention – that’s all you need to think. Selflessness – that’s all you need to understand. That’s it. That’s your expression.

I wish you success. We will talk again.

And in this time of Corona virus, forced isolation, seclusion, we should use this time well to introspect, contemplate and make positive differences in our life and the life of everybody, every being in the world. Nobody should be sad because of us. Nobody should be unhappy. Make such choices. That’s the right choice.

Love you.

Mohanji

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Transcribed and edited
By Rekha Murali

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