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.

Sri-Adi-Shankara
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, censoring, 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 quiet 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

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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

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 quality. 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-resistance, ”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.” So 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.

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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

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

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

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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