Removing Concepts

Satsang with Mohanji
Novi Sad, Serbia, 26th Feb 2015

Even though Mohanji is on a private visit to Serbia to be with his daughter Mila and wife Biba in Novi Sad, we had a sudden unexpected satsang with him in a room where we usually have Power of Purity meditation. So far, Mohanji has not been attending any public programs or meditations. Hence,not surprisingly though, the number of people attended his satsang doubled or even tripled and you can imagine half of the people sitting on the chairs and another half sitting on the blankets and yoga mats on the floor, squeezing in between, and eagerly waiting. Some people could not enter the hall and had to leave disappointed.  After re-shuffling the people and moving them back and forth, he asked “Are you comfortable now?” He added in a joking manner an established truth – “One part of our tradition of spirituality is destroying the age old comfort zones, while another is to destroy expectations”
The whole group burst into a laughter…
After the satsang we did an inverted pyramid technique meditation. One meditant said after the meditation and saktipat from Mohanji, ”It was wonderful tonight, each chakra was vibrating like water on a heated cooker ring, especially sahasrara!”

Satsang with Mohanji

Q: When you felt that you have a different path from the current one, how to go on? Do I have to look for some signs, people, or what to do? I have the need for a different way of life, how to move forward?

A: This is a very good question, applicable to everybody. Whenever we travel any path, whether it is education, whether it is life, spirituality or anything, whatever that is effortless and gives you pleasure, is not good for you. And whatever makes you free is good for you. Every step should be one more step towards freedom. I’ll give an example.
Five people went to see “The Titanic”. One person thoughts, “Oh, this is a beautiful love story, but the ending is bad, they could not be together. Life is like that, nothing really works, so he felt depressed.” Another person thought, “This is a beautiful love story, if only I had a girlfriend like this! What a great feeling it is to be in love! Even if it is a short span in life, it is worth it.” and he felt inspired to be in love. The third person thought, “The greatest creation of man could not survive the nature. So what is the purpose of creating anything?” So he became demotivated. The fourth person thought, “Oh, this creation could not survive. The mankind should make something which could survive any weather!” So he felt inspired as a creator. The fifth person was very skeptical and said, “This is all fake, this is not real.” So he never felt either inspired or bad. He was skeptical by nature and he never agreed with the film or the story.
Five people had five different feelings about the same film. This is how the world operates. The world is how we see it. What is right for us may not be right for another person. What you feel good may not be good for another person. In the path of spirituality, you should absorb or follow what is good for you. It doesn’t matter what the other person feels. Is it suiting me? You are wearing this particular dress because it suits you. That is why you are wearing it. What we should look at is whether something we are taking or accepting every day, is it good for us? Is it compatible to us? Are we enjoying it? And this is an internal inquiry. Ask yourself. Nobody else should tell you this. If I tell you this is good for you, it may not be really good for you because this is just my opinion. But you should take what is good for you. And this is a feeling. Go to the inner feeling, “Yes, this is right.” This should not be based on your past concepts, concepts from the society, from the parents, from the religion, from anything. It should be something which suits you. And another thing is it should be beyond emotions. It should not be, “Emotionally I like it.” Then sometimes if the emotion changes, you will not like it any more. I have recently written on facebook, “There are no people, there are only walking and talking concepts.” Everybody is talking concepts, that is why we do not agree with each other. The moment we start going beyond concepts, we are free. Why we don’t feel free is because of the weight of concepts. And the concepts are not ours mostly, 80% of the concepts are borrowed. We have borrowed it from the society, people, religion, education, parents, lineage, country etc etc. These are not ours or what we have brought at birth.

Mohanji quote - Like a child we can be happy every day

Q: It is not easy to get rid of the concepts.

A: I’ll explain. Before coming to Serbia I was involved in film making. It is about a saint. She left her body in 1981. She was an amazing mother, very, very powerful. But not many people knew about her. Because she said, “No publicity.” They are now making a documentary, I’m encouraging them to make it because I want the world to know the real masters, not the masters you see outside. The world should see the ones whom probably not many has seen but are extremely powerful. In that context, I went to the place where her body is kept, her tomb. Her disciple, a man aged 82, is still there. Since Mother died, he has been staying there, at the same place and he does not communicate with people, but he met a few of us on that day. He is a great personality, I’ll tell you how he handles the concepts.
So one group is making a film about her life. i am offering my voice, I’m just doing the narration as my offering at the feet of this great mother. I’m not doing the scripting. I’m just narrating. We wanted a permission from a true disciple. He is in isolation and he doesn’t meet people. We were waiting to see how we can meet him and one day he said to his attendant Swamiji, “I’ll meet them.” So we went. He met about fifteen of us. It was an amazing experience for me because it was a completely different dimension which I saw in him. Main thing I experienced was – irresistible laughter! laughing and laughing. He is 82, many teeth had fallen out, but he laughs in such a way that i thought he was crying. Tears were coming and he was laughing full of joy, happiness without any reason. There’s no weight of any concept, impression… nothing. He had stopped taking impressions from life in 1981, when Mother left. After Mother left her body, he stopped meeting people. He is not in the news, he is completely isolated. All of us cannot do it, but what I’m saying is just for understanding how he handles the concepts. He looked at my watch. He said, “You see, you are wearing a watch. Now if I have a desire to have a watch, I may have to take another life to wear a watch!” You know, how he is thinking! He also said, “I love children. There are no children, no women in this area, because if I hear the sound of children, I may want to hug them and then I may feel, “Oh, I should have children too, for which I should get married…”. That’s how desires multiply. And then he said, “I respect women a lot, they are mothers, but if I get the sound of them, what if I had a feeling that i should get married?” He is thinking in those terms.

Mohanji quote - Concepts distort experiences
The root of everything is an impression. If I tell you, “a monkey”, you suddenly have in mind an image of a monkey, and the characteristics of a monkey. Where does it come from? You feel it automatically, right? Where does it come from? You already have such impressions stored inside. They are being re-produced. When I say “monkey” you already have a picture of a monkey. Like that we have hundreds and thousands and millions of impressions inside us and these impressions create concepts. They create expectations. They create all the walking spaces, dos and dont’s etc. All those kind of things are created by these impressions. And if you do not address those impressions, you cannot change your life. We do not allow a different result because of our concepts, because of our stored impressions. Like a child, we can be fresh every day, but we do not allow it because we have stored concepts inside. All the impressions which are stored become concepts and become our life. This is why we do not enjoy our allotted happiness just because we expect the same result each time. We do not allow a different result. If a different result happen, we say it’s not possible. Like that, the education, religion, the system, the society, everything is giving us more and more concepts. What happens is we become completely paralyzed and fail to experience life.
So this man was laughing and laughing. I saw he was totally empty, no thoughts, nothing. Can you believe this kind of situation? He has not stored anything, he has nothing inside and he is absolutely free.

Where does true happiness exist? In the space between your inhalation and exhalation as well as exhalation and inhalation. The small gap. The all important small gap. This small gap can actually deliver you the heaven. This short space of stillness is the space through which enlightenment happens.

I asked him a few questions about how it was with Mother while she was in her body, so he explained one thing. Various masters in subtle form used to come and speak to her without physical body. And he can hear her talking to them, but he could not hear their talking to her because they do not speak with mouth. After they leave, they prostrate. Mother used to sit on a cot, and the cot was placed on the sand in the hut. It used to be a small thatched hut. She used to sit in the hut and he used to be next to her. He would hear Mother talking, explaining so many things, but he could not hear their questions or responses. When they leave, they prostrate at the feet of Mother. He could see the impressions of their bodies on the sand. Amazing!

They prostrate at the feet of Mother as they leave after thanking her, as an expression of gratitude. He would ask mother, “Who came?” Mother would say, “That particular saint was here, I was talking to him, and he left.” He asked Mother, “Why can’t I see anything? It’s so frustrating that I cant see what you see.” She said, “You will not develop the eyes to see in this life, but you will take another birth, but that birth will be a birth of subtlety where you can see the subtler realities much more.
I’ll tell a couple of stories about this Mother, not what the saint told me, just to give you awareness about Mother.

STORY OF MOTHER – Fishermen and the sea

Painting by Michael Ancher
Painting by Michael Ancher

She was living about 5 km from the coast in the central Kerala. The fishermen of that area came to her. They said, “Mother, we are fighting with the sea to catch fish and we somehow manage our living but the sea takes our houses away. Because the sea comes to the shore and destroys us so we have nothing. Every time we are poor. Everything we earn goes back to the sea. Please help!”

Mother said, “Don’t worry, I’ll come there.” A week later, Mother went there. She said, “Give me flower, give me things which you usually use for worshiping. Give it all in a plate. Create a wall, nobody should move until I come back.” And all the fishermen stood on both sides like a wall holding hands. Mother took the plate with materials of worship and went into the sea. She was inside the sea for about 8-9 hours. After eight or nine hours, she came back and she said, “Don’t worry, the sea will not touch you ever again”. In 2004, tsunami happened. Two kilometers on the left side and two kilometres on the right side, it was affected. But this place… nothing. These people who saw it, these fishermen, are still alive. They are still there.

STORY OF MOTHER – Having Tea
One day she stopped eating food. She was not eating or drinking. She would just wash her feet frequently. And she was wearing only the sack made of jute on the body. She would not take a bath or brush her teeth. She would just sit there. When she sometimes want to change the sack, she would wear another sack on top, not that she would change one and wear another. After some time there would be a lot of materials on her body. What do you usually feel when you go near a person who hasn’t taken a bath at all for a long time? A bad smell, right? But if anybody went near her, they could feel the fragrance of celestial flowers.

Q: Is that usual for saints?

A: Once you cross over the human dimensions, yes.

A great master, Swami Chinmayananda who is not in the body now, went to see her. He asked, “Mother, in the ashram, won’t you serve tea?” Mother asked, “Do you want tea?” “Yes, I’d like a tea.”Ok, I’ll get you tea.” She asked for the tea to be brought and they gave them the tea. I don’t know whether he knew that Mother does not eat or drink, but he asked, “Only I am having tea, what about you?” She said, “Do you want me to have tea, too?” He said, “Yes, I do.” So she said, “Get me a tea.” In those days, the tea was served in glasses, not cups. They brought the tea and she put one finger in it and gently touched her forehead and wiped. So Chinmayananda surprisingly asked, “What? Is that it?” Mother asked, “Are you not happy the way I drink tea? Who told you that you need the mouth to drink anything” She said, “Ok, I can consume through any part of the body, it’s all the same.”

She destroyed one concept there, with her life. That is exactly the point. We eat through mouth, through emotion, through mind and through intellect. We eat all the time on these three levels, through body, through mind and through intellect. She didn’t have to do anything with her mouth, except talking. All true masters constantly destroy the concepts and expectations of their disciples. This helps them to move ahead into inner silence.

Mohanji quote - There are no people

DREAMS

Q: What is the meaning of a dream and how to look at them, and what is the connection between dreams and reality?

A: There are various types of dreams. It depends on when you are dreaming, and in what context, too. I would say, whatever uses energy is real. Dream uses energy. Dreaming is an activity, while dreaming, we are actually watching a film inside, so we are active. And activity consumes energy. Hence dream state is equal to waking state except in awareness.
First, there are certain dreams which come out of impressions of the past or what you have already stored inside. They are just reminders of what you have stored inside. It is always related to a past incident, maybe not from this life, but from any other previous incarnations. These dreams do not have much value, except for the fact that there is data inside. They are a reminder of what you have stored in your hard drive.
Second aspect is that there is a certain desire, for example, if you have a desire to be a Hollywood movie star, that gets manifested in a dream. You may feel that you actually became a star and actually live that life. This is a projection. It means what your deep desire which cannot be fulfilled physically, gets manifested in a dream so it’s gratified. While dreaming that experience is real and clear. Yet, it is illusory. But, a karma gets sorted out then and there.
Third is you are actually tapping into the future. That happens when your mind is completely still, your impressions are also still, there is no movement there and your consciousness connects to the mindless state where past, present and future are together. That state is a vertical state. When you connect to that state, you are able to move forward and backward in time and that also you may feel as a dream, but it is not a dream. It is actually that you move to a different zone and you see what will happen or what can happen.
Fourth aspect is that you are actually completely still. Body is still, mind is still, there is no projection happening, and everything is peaceful. That time a part of the soul exits and goes to the astral plane and interacts with people of the past or present and also share the information and collect the information. Sometimes it’s visual, which means you can see, or sometimes it’s a feeling. It operates both ways, then it comes back, then if you remember, when you wake up you may feel like you were dreaming.
What you can interpret from a dream, of course if it is past life, it is just information. It’s a dream from the past. Something happened in the past, its impression is stored inside, and you are manifesting that as a dream now. That is basically information. If you can use that information, then it’s good. But normally it is not easy to interpret, it’s not always black and white, it is much more complex.

Q: Because I had some situations where I had a dream and later it happened.

astral travelA: That’s probably not a dream. That’s a state where you are tapping into the zone where the past, present and future are one. We live a horizontal life. We live from one o’clock, to two o’clock, to three o’clock… going horizontally. In vertical plane everything is simultaneous, there’s no past, present or future. That is why we talk about our spine a lot, so that you operate in a vertical plane. Vertical plane does not happen in daily life because we move with time, horizontally. Vertical is very important. When your conscious mind is sleeping, you go vertically, then you can catch what is going to happen. It is not difficult, you can train yourself to do that by connecting to your spine consciously. At the time of leaving the body, you need to be connected to a real master. This is the best thing. Because if you practice it on your own, your body is empty and you are not available… like if a house is open, somebody else will stay. That should not happen. Your body should be occupied, it should be kept clean and when somebody is watching it over, at that time you can go and come back. You will know only what you need to know. It’s not like our daily life, you go to the supermarket, following an ad that you buy two and get one free. Even if you don’t want it, you will buy it, because it’s tempting. In the real world it’s not like that. What you need to know, only that will be saved in the system or you will remember. What you don’t need will be immediately trashed. You will not remember when you come back.

SURRENDER

Q: Could you tell us about surrender, I know you talked about it a lot, but in everyday life, how to surrender to the guidance of the higher force?

Mohanji quote - Surrender is pleasure if reason is devotion

A: In daily life, do not focus on surrender. Focus on raising your awareness. I’ll tell you one example. We think we are big, we have a big ego or a strong notion that we are very important. The Milky Way, the Sun and the planets around itself is small. The Earth is much smaller than the Saturn. Likewise there is a huge universe out there. The stars that we see are millions of miles away. When you look at the whole universe, the Earth is like an atom. Inside this planet, inside this atom, we have about seven billion people, and a few billion other beings, a lot of water an a little bit of land. How small we are in the whole system, but our ego is bigger than the universe! We do not understand that everything is changing, we are visiting here for some time, let’s say fifty, sixty, eighty hundred years… Everything is so important, like, “I’m a very important person, if do not exist, everybody else will be sad.“ It is not true, maybe they will be happy! HA, HA. This is the awareness we have to develop. When humility happens, because we are aware that we are a small thing after all, and the only thing to do on the Earth is: be good, do good. Nothing else. Don’t do anything else. Just be good and do good, surrender automatically happens. We are clear about our insignificance, a small life and a small being, looking from outside we are tinier than even an ant, and we are walking around with all this ego, concepts, trapped emotions, insecurities, fears and hatreds. When you are clear about it, then you feel very mild, very nice. We don’t have much burden. Weight will disappear from your shoulders. Then the whole dimension changes. And you can do much more than what you could do when you think you are doing it. There is a big difference between “I do” and “It’s happening”. There is a clear non-understanding when you think you are doing it. You think you are doing it. But you are not doing your heartbeat, digestion, circulation or brain activity. We have no control of what thought will happen. What are we actually doing?
And we always say that we love, we are kind, we do charity so on and so forth. Do we know what love is? We always love with conditions. If you do this to me, I love you. If you give me a million dollars, I love you, otherwise I don’t love you. If you behave in a particular way, I will love you, otherwise, I do not love you. We put forth thousands of conditions every day for us to love the beings around us. Whole world transaction is like that. Nobody loves another person because they just like to love. These are all fundamental sheaths possible which alienates you from the truth. You don’t need to be spiritual to recognize that. You can just love for the sake of loving. Just smile for the sake of smiling. Others may look at you like, “Are you crazy?“ but it’s ok, “I’m happy and I’m expressing my happiness because I have every right to do that. You are happy because of no reason. Not because of another person, a situation, a time, a place, not because of that. You’re happy by yourself. You’re happy by nature. Immediately the world around will change. As I said in the story of “Titanic“, the world depends on you. What you see in the world depends on you. What you see in the world is what you are, not that what the world is. You do not see what the world is, the world is far too big. The world is multidimensional. We see the world as per our conditioning. You see the world as per you. So what exactly you are – matters a lot, then the world that you see also changes.

A STORY – King and liberation

Navnath1There was a great king, who reigned a huge kingdom in which everything was ok. All were happy. This king had a deep desire to know about karma. Some great masters, great saints came to him, he honored them, respected them and he gave them food, treated them well, and made them comfortable, then he said, “I want to ask you a question. Can you please explain what karma is?“ Like in a Tom&Jerry cartoon, as one of the cartoon character often disappears; Like that, all the saints disappeared without answering the question,

HA, HA. When the question was asked, nobody was there. They ran away. The king was disappointed because they didn’t answer his question.
Later on, another set of saints came, Navanath Sadhus. He treated them well, gave them good food, made them comfortable, then he asked them,” If I ask you a question, will you run away?” They said, ”No, we won’t run away.” The king asked, ”What is karma?” They said, ”We cannot answer this question, because one lifetime is not enough to explain karma. It is a very complex subject and it takes lifetimes to explain. But we will teach you kriya. Kriya are techniques of partially visualization and partially breath. Breath is actually the only thing which you can regulate. You cannot regulate heartbeat, digestion, circulation, nothing else you can regulate in the system, only breath. So breath plus visualization, joined together in a particular mode, cuts across karma and liberates you.“ And they taught the king Kriya. In short, why a particular thing happens, we cannot say. We can of course find the root of everything if you dig deeper, but it’s a waste of time. Everything has a reason. Everything has a root. No tree is up there without the root. The root cannot be seen but it’s there. Like that, everything happening in our life, including what we are talking now, including your meeting me today, has a reason. And sometimes there is a very deep reason. We may have spoken in many lifetimes before, too. We might have met many times before but in this body we do not understand that. But at some point in time it will click, “Hey, come on! I know this connection.“ Then everything falls in place, but only if it has to.
What I mean to say is that all of us are related, one way or the other, but we do not see it. We do not feel it sometimes. Likewise, we are connected to the entire universe, one way or the other. The scriptures say there is a cycle. There are four eras i.e. yugas, after the four yugas again the cycle starts. Maybe the souls can come back and take birth and experience a different cycle. Each cycle of birth and death has carried impressions. If you are born thousand times before, a micro aspect of these thousand incarnations are sitting in the current system. There is nothing coincidental. There is life which is linked by various masters, various systems. What we need to do is that how fast we can connect to that consciousness. Lower frequency is very easy, i.e. anger, hatred, jealousy, anxiety, fear, insecurity, very easy. This is in the lower because it is operating in the lower frequency. But when we are connecting to the higher frequency, then you see what you normally see in that frequency, like you are on the 20th floor, you can see much more of the city from there then from the 1st floor. It’s similar… Value this moment. Value this hour. Be happy. Be grateful. Automatically surrender happens.

Mohanji quotes - We are just visitors here

Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

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Womanhood is Motherhood

Satsang in Belgrade, 26 May, 2012

Mohanji a
Consciousness is always available

Q: How to reconcile in life expectations from others from us and expectations that we have from ourselves? Because it often happens that when we meet the expectations of another person we are unhappy and if we fulfill our own expectations then others are unhappy… How to find a balance in all that?

A: These are two fundamental mistakes we commit every day. We have a path of destiny, i.e. from birth till death. We have chosen the whole transit, and we have brought sufficient fuel to complete the journey. This journey is our predetermined journey that is why we took the body. Where you are today, what you are experiencing, the time, the space, the people, the situations, all this is pre-determined. Now there is a parallel to the destiny which is karmic destiny, which is called prarabdha karma, karma which provoked the birth and which we call destiny. Even if an ant bites you or if somebody scolds you or gives you a flower, this is all a path of the destiny. In the absolute sense, they are all experiences.

DHARMA

Then there is dharma, duty side which is running parallel to karma. But in the destiny path you don’t have much free will. In the path of destiny, your choice or free will is reasonably limited. At a given space at a given time, in a given environment, you can only raise this hand or that hand. But the first primary dharma is your own family. Dharma towards your parents, dharma towards your children, dharma towards your brothers and sisters, in all these there is an element of duty which you can choose to do or choose to ignore. But if you choose to ignore it, you may leave some debt behind. So it is better to take care of the parents, to take care of the children the way you can, not as per their expectation, but as per your capacity. This is only thing you are expected to do. This is the primary dharma.

Next there is secondary dharma. It is running parallel to destiny. It’s the dharma towards the society. Dharma towards the society is the repayment of the debt to the Earth because you are using the Earth. Liberation is impossible until you clear the debt from the Earth. Like if you have taken a room in the hotel, if you don’t pay, they catch you.
Take care of the children of mother Earth, which are environment, birds, animals, poor people, whatever you can do. Even if you buy a hot tea for a poor man in a cold day, this is good, this is dharma. hat is the only thing you can afford. Nobody says you should spend a million. Or if somebody cries, soothe him. Instead of, “What can you give me?“ ask, “How can I help you?“ Your destiny path have no control. You are going on, it gives you situations, people… Whether you like it or not, it is happening. But take care of your parents, children, brothers, sisters, that will complete your debt, that is your immediate dependence. Likewise, do whatever you can for the world outside. Not only spending money, but expressing kindness, it is a feeling that makes you stronger.

Mohanji quote - No man can fulfill the woman ..Womanhood is actually motherhood

There is a basic fact of life. We are so relationship oriented, especially human beings. A man and a woman are distinctive beings. If we understand that and we enter a relationship, that is fulfilling. But one thing which is fundamental, no man can ever make a woman complete or fulfilled. A child can. This is the truth of life. A woman becomes complete through children. Not necessarily own children, but being a mother to the nature or to the world outside. Life becomes complete when a woman behaves as a mother. Womanhood is actually motherhood. It is so powerful. It is so all-encompassing, but unfortunately the world has not recognised it. This is why there are so many sorrows and calamities. When a woman starts expressing the completeness, not selfish, like get everything for my son, it’s not the point I’m saying. Expressing motherhood in its fullness, the world becomes a better place. Peace will prevail everywhere. And it will be liberating for all mankind. Think over it, you will understand what I am saying. Sometimes women are treated as sexual objects or suppressed because of the insecurities of a man, but actually womanhood is equal to motherhood. Until that aspect of woman is not brought forth, society will not have balance. A man is always a child, very demanding child. without maturity 🙂

Q: Are there any gurus among women?
A: Yes, but women by nature are not expressive like men. While I was in Rishikesh, on 4000 m altitude, I met a woman, a great guru. She was in silence, she wasn’t talking. She was not meeting people either. She was in isolation. She was sitting inside of a cave, I couldn’t see her in fullness, because it was dark there. When I saw her, she blessed me, gave me some sweets and that was it. I say as many male gurus there are, as many female gurus there are too. But by nature, they are introverted. And it is not easy to operate in the world when you are operating on a higher plane because the world is gross, and you are subtle. The world can understand only activity, where you are opting for silence or inaction, inaction because you don0t have to act, not because you are lazy. You can’t even express this to people. For people inaction is equal to laziness. The state of lack of karma or no action is not understood by the society. So they are very powerful women. Actually, they are helping the world, healing a lot, but they are not in the open. Almost like this, Navanath sadhus sitting in Himalayas, there are numerous sadhus, not only Navanath sadhus, and do you know their mantra? “Let the whole world be saved except us.“ This is what they chant. They have completely detached from mankind and they exist like candles giving light to the world. Whatever powers they achieved through spiritual practices, are delivered to the world. Just like a candle. There are saints like that. It is difficult to reach them and if you reach them, they take care of you. So what we see here around us in our world, “gurus“ in our immediate world which is visible, are sometimes not even enlightened, they just call themselves enlightened. Some people have certain materialization powers or something so that they can catch attention. Some of them have the power to see… the sea re all elementary things. Basically, when you become a CEO, you get the perks attached to the CEO. Just like that, as you evolve into higher levels, you get all the siddhis, whether you like it or not.
I had a such experience in the early 2000s. When I looked a person, I automatically saw past lives and future lives. It was very difficult at that time. When I had a second communion with Babaji, he said that could be a trap for this life. If children cry, we give a candy. Sometimes they will keep quiet. Likewise, siddhi can make us subdued to it. We lay with the siddhi for some time, and then we lose track of our progress, of our actual path. This happens. There are various siddhis which happen by themselves. Patanjali says, “Ignore it. Move on.“ This is the way we should do. Whenever we achieve something which is for sure, whether you like it or not, you will have powers coming. Ignore it, move on. Don’t stop until you reach God.

A STORY
“Leave her”

There is a great master Akkalkot Maharaj. He lived in 1800s. One saint came to meet him where he was. The person who went to meet him was also great. As soon as he saw him he said, you still haven’t left that lady? The saint said, “Guru, I need your permission.“ He said, “Leave her.“
Do you know what this lady was? One power of creation. We can create things. He was constantly performing that power for everyone. What Akkalkot Maharaj asked was, “You are still stuck with something very small, which has taken a lot of your time.“ He dropped it and he evolved further to the next level. So such masters do not have anything to do with the world, really. But if you go to them completely empty and fully free, they give us exactly what we need. Otherwise we come across people who are dressing up in saffron, etc. only to fill their stomach. That is why I say have the eyes to see the real. That would be a big favour you do to yourself. Otherwise life gets wasted chasing the fakes.
Mohanji 3aQ: How to connect deeply with you?
A: The gateway to the consciousness are eyes. If you concentrate on the eyes for some time, you will feel the vibration changing in your spine and third eye. The only criterion is purity and faith.

LIBERATION

Our whole path is about LIBERATION, liberation from everything that binds you including life. Because life binds you to events. The binding factor are emotions related to events. Our effort is to slowly, slowly, slowly detach from everything that binds, and put you to straight in the path of total liberation.
Everybody has the potential to become the master. The concept of the master is very simple. Gunatitamanam i.e. beyond the three states of existence. One is sattwa guna which is basically of higher nature, which is very little and it is difficult to stay there. Then comes raja guna. Raja means action. That is also operating in emotions as well, but action is important. And the most predominant guna is tamas guna. Tamas is inertia which binds you, which controls you, which gives you all negativities. We are a mixture of all these three. It depends which one of these is dominant. Gunatitamanam, means a person who exists beyond gunas i.e. beyond all these three levels of constitution is a liberated being. And Chit Ananda Rupam, means when you exist beyond all the gunas, there is no oscillation between happiness and sorrow. You will be in a perpetually happy state. That is the mastership. That means mind is not controlling, senses are not controlling the mind, you are staying above your constitution, and you have mastered it. This is the way to understand who we are. First of all, we don’t understand who we are, where we stand, which guna is predominant in us. I postponing things, if we keep postponing things, if we are sleepy, lazy, jealous, if these are characteristics which we portray to the world, that means tamas is very high in us. If you are always in the action mode, doing something all the time, but not really intelligently doing, you are just doing things because you like action, this is more of rajasic nature. And if a person uses more intellect than emotion, and usually operates in deep balanced state, is predominantly sattwic. So we have to understand ourselves. That is where we have to start our journey. First of all we need to know where we stand. Only then we can start progressing.

So, liberation is all about first, understanding ourselves. Next is non-resistance. Do not resist your given constitution, or your given character. Accept yourself. Third is being in witnesshood all the time rather than getting involved. This is why we always say, give importance to your spine. Because senses are front-oriented, 120-degree-oriented. An average human being operates only in 120 degrees, only the space where face can turn. 240 degrees are missing in everyday life. This is our first incompleteness. Once we shift to the spine, we start operating in a larger circle, we have eyes around our head. Then we are completely centered. When we are centered, we have perfect balance. When we operate in that circle, we are completely in control of every movement, every thought and every word. Otherwise, it is like senses i.e. eyes, nose, ears, tongue dragging you to various things and mind follows that. And we do not have any control over it. It’s like horses driving a cart in their own way. We cannot control the horses. If five horses go in different directions, what happens to the cart? Our life is more or less like this. We think we control, but we do not have much control. So we go to a doctor. “The doctor says, Try this medicine,“ because he himself doesn’t know. Again, what takes us to the doctor? our senses. And how can senses lead us to the doctor? Through comparisons, i.e. others’ opinion, or through what we would like to see or hear, usually not on the merit. Because if we want to know the merit of a person, we need to know the person in complete 360 degrees – in the waking state, dreaming state and the deep sleep state, three states of everyday life. This is not easy. Because if we have to see through that, we have to operate through our third eye. These senses cannot give you that idea, that understanding of a person in that depth. When you start operating on the higher consciousness or through third eye, everything becomes clear, full of clarity. One who has dissolved the mind into the soul is the master. When see through everything, you know everything, there are no secrets in life. There is no area which is dark.

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Q: If you do reach sattwic state is it possible to fall again?

A: Yes. Actually sattwic guna is perpetual state. All the gunas are perpetual. To beat tamas you need to go into rajas, to go through action to beat inaction. Tamas tells you, ok you can sleep one more hour, there is time to go to the office… Action should beat inertia. Today I’m tired I don’t feel like walking. Then you should go for a walk. Thus if you beat inertia with action, you come into rajas. Then if you are in constant action, it reaches the level of saturation. Then you move into the sattwa mode, where action is based on necessity. You will not be involved in hyperaction. You will be involved in action for the sake of something which is essential. That is the state of sattwa. You are not in any excess. The whole operational level is based on unconditional love, selflessness, and we will tend to get up in sattwic time which is 3am-6am. We will not need any alarm clock and keep switching it off. You will automatically get up because sattwa makes you get up. But sometimes, when you are operating in sattwa mode, you may slip into laziness, inertia. In connection with this, I’ll tell you a story.

A STORY
Who is healthy? (NATURE OF SATTWA)

One great physician was tested by gods. He was a great physician, he could cure you well with medicine. Gods came as birds and while he was walking they asked him a question, “Who is healthy in this world?“ It’s a simple question, but it was a big test. Being really excellent, he replied, “One who does not eat more or less, one who does not sleep more or less, one who has no excesses of any kind are healthy ion this world.“ Gods were happy and they gave him more powers. So simple is our life.

So this is the nature of sattwa, that you do not have any excess. And what is the nature of a master? He is beyond gunas, he does not oscillate between past and the future, nor happiness or sorrows, he is beyond duality. Duality means all ups and downs. The path to liberation Adi Shankara said in four stanzas.

First avoid bad company. Before you become good, avoid bad. What is bad company? Company that sucks your energy, takes you to wrong places and makes you tired and weak. Once you are completely free from bad company, follow good company. When you have good company, you learn to detach. What is good company? The company that elevates you, takes you higher, not the company that praises you saying that you are the great person in the world… but the person saying the truth, the company that elevates you, that lifts you up. A company of great spiritual teachers, of people who do not gossip, and talk only about higher things or discuss things of higher nature, this is good company. We learn to detach with good company. When you are detached, your desires will reduce. When our desires are very less, mind is peaceful, calm, serene, no problem. With a calm and peaceful mind, you have no desires in this world, you go liberated, you become completely liberated. This is very simple. It does not matter where you were born, what you learnt, what is your name, colour, country, religion, or master. All that matters is our application, our genuine interest to evolve to the highest, faith, purity.

Q: When there are no desires, everything becomes flat, and there are almost no people who understand you?

A: Because you are looking for something outside, so you can never be liberated! When you become self-sufficient, whether there is a thing in front of you or not, you are fine. When you give the remote control of happiness in other people’s hands, they keep changing channels. And sometimes the story will be very sad. First is go within. Your primary guru is your own soul, nobody can be closer to you. What I can shoe you is yourself, like a mirror.
Q: Does the action include this what I experienced during meditation, that I was constantly running, while meeting these people mentioned in meditation?
I tried to visualise them and I had a lot of problems, I didn’t know how it should look like, so I pulled them out of my imagination. So I really worked a lot 🙂 becoming exhausted while I was meditating…

A: This is a cleansing meditation, a meditation where actually you express gratitude, and release things from you. If you don’t have any guru, or anything mentioned, please don’t bring someone from the neighbourhood 🙂 ha, ha. There were a few women praying to god, “If you shave my son a job, I’ll shave my neighbour’s head.“ ha, ha. We do things which are extremely neutral, the world is like that. They don’t want any problem for us or our family. If life goes smoothly, don’t complicate it for the sake of spirituality. It would be better to live a simple life. Simplicity is godliness.
One easy way for respecting all masters is, if you don’t have a master or a guide whom you want to pay respect, you can say, “I pay respect to all the real masters of the universe.“
I tell children to offer food before eating. I say,“Offer it to all your relatives, just in the mind, saying, when I eat, you are all eating. Offer it to all the masters and all the gods.“ So that you become feeling good, and also the food becomes sacred.

Q: I saw some dim light during the meditation. Where does it come from?
A: Everything is coming out of your soul. Soul is brightness. Your primary personal guru is your own soul. I’m just a road sign showing you way to yourself. When you are on a certain level of vibration, you see the brightness of yourself. E.g. there is a thousand watt bulb, but there are a lot of fabrics on it, what do you see? Dim light. So when I remove one layer of fabrics one after another, you will become brighter and brighter, even if others do not see, you will see. Sometimes we are too judgmental about ourselves. We don’t want to accept that something is happening to us. But others will tell, something is different in you. You look better, you shine. How many times it happened in our meditations! Continue. Life is good.

Mohanji quote Simplicity is godlinessQ: You mentioned yesterday, that most of us wanted healing from you. How do you know? Now I understand that you operate through the third eye and that each of us can reach the state of a master. When did the third eye appeared first to you? How can we grow?

A: Most of the situations that we experience in this life we brought here, we chose to experience. There are two main reasons for taking this body, to experience, and to express our constitution in this world. A bird who is sitting in the cage cannot know what it feels like being in the open sky. Unless you climb the mountain you cannot know what it looks like from the top of the mountain below. Most of us what we have done with our education, our conditioning, our upbringing, situations, we created many walls around us thinking that we are protecting ourselves. Many factors contributed to it: our bringing, our family, tradition, religion, education, political understanding, everything created strong walls around us. We decided that without these things, walls, life
doesn’t exist. Somebody who is locked up in the dark room for life cannot understand the freedom of the light when you are in the light. So the healing is of that nature, to remove those walls. Sickness is captured within. This is not just on one incident. But we are trying to fill the vacuum of our mind. We do not like that silence. We are sound oriented, we are action oriented. We know action but we do not know beingness. The thin line between enlightenment and entanglement is beingness. We can do many practices in spirituality, or action which is mind transaction, breathing, intellectual activity is also action, in physical, mental and intellectual level we are in the action mood. When we are in action mode, what are we tying to do? We are tying to fill the gap so that the mind is constantly occupied. You might have seen many people craving for sympathy. They want someone to say, “Oh, you are suffering, we are very sorry…“ Likewise, there are a lot of people who cannot survive without applause. They crave for constant appreciation. Like that, we are trying to fill the gap. If I tell them,“Leave the craving for appreciation, I can elevate you“ do you think they will allow? Because that vacuum would be a nightmare for them. They wouldn’t want to be in that vacuum. Likewise, certain illness gets trapped into our system, unconsciously, and all the attention that people give the person because of the illness, becomes a kind of adrenalin, or requirement for existence. Such people will not allow us to heal them. They want to keep it and they will give every excuse that this is not curable, this will not happen. I can interfere, I can cut across, but that is against karma. If you say I want to keep my baggage, I will not take it away. If I snatch it, what happens? I will be expressing violence. Violence in thought, word and action is not our tradition. This is why certain people cannot be healed. For them, disease is a requirement for their existence. They chose to“enjoy“ the disease“. Relatives will say, please help them. Because this fellow is a nuisance for them. But that is not his opinion.

Going back to the third eye, most of us go to church or temple … and we close our eyes and pray. Why do we close our eyes when we pray? Because we try to reach energy which is higher than us, and we know very well subconsciously that eyes cannot deliver it, so we shift to the third eye. I’ll give you a simple technique for operating through the third eye: practise “360 degrees“ meditation. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. For example, concentrate on any part of your spine for five minutes. Automatically you will be operating through the third eye. Operating through the third eye becomes your nature, just by moving into your spine.

Masters - by Mohanjis Devotee Sabrina Koletic
They just expanded from limited consciousness of the body, of course they had unlimited consciousness while in the body, but the body was a moderation. Consciousness is always available.

Another small technique to see what I see, become me 🙂 It’s possible! Consciousness is available. That’s why I say, no avatars, no great masters have ever left the Earth plane. Jesus never left, Buddha never left, Jesus never left… They just expanded from limited consciousness of the body, of course they had unlimited consciousness while in the body, but the body was a moderation, so they shed the body and became in the expanded state. It is still available. That is why I said for Christmas, “At least be the Christ today.“ By that I mean enjoy the Christ consciousness today, not drink, etc. Consciousness is available, it is your choice to access it. How do you access it? The best way is through your spine. The more you operate from your spine your perceiving ability will be much more, the sixth sense will work more, sensitivity will increase, you will be operating in 360 degrees, so you can for sure access the higher consciousness. Whenever you called me I reached, even though I was sitting in Muscat. This means my consciousness is everywhere. It is just giving accent to a particular position or location at a point of time. I always do my job.

As for my experience, I was not action oriented. I did not have any practices specifically, I was automatically moving into my spine, from early 1990s when I seriously started doing this. When some communions started, even I could not accept it. I was thinking, “How could this be possible, I never decided or wanted to communicate with this master. How can he talk to me?“ We always judge ourselves in a harsh way and we always underestimate ourselves. We always think we are not eligible. Earlier, when I was growing up as I explained, I used to face blank states. This was one period in my spiritual evolution. I would not know my name, I wouldn’t know my identity, the minimum was probably one hour and the maximum was one week. This is a very tricky situation, especially when you work in an office. When somebody calls me Mohan, I would look around… Don’t worry, I don’t have that now, that used to be. But such tests and experiments we have to go through, not everybody, each path is different, each person has different experiences, but these were all experiences which were shifting me. I wrote about it in the blog about Babaji as well. It is not on your sadhana, your practices, it’s on your beingness that everything happens. I think that main thing is clear yourself completely. When you empty yourself completely and you connect to the divine, only divine can fill in. That is why people experience Jesus, Baba, different gurus, because you are an empty pot and what fills in, becomes you. Basically if there are a lot of doubts, a lot of confusions in the mind, it becomes a blockage. None of this should happen. Faith should be extremely firm.

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Even if you are suffering, if you go through tremendous hardships, the faith should be constant and firm. I went through extreme hardships, a was striped from everything I had, even at that time a severe skin allergy, the skin was erupting and the blood was coming out. It was difficult even to take a bath, because the whole body burns. I couldn’t sleep… It went on for almost a year. It was cleansing period. At that time you don’t have any friends either. Nobody wanted to discuss, not because I had a disease, but I had no job, money, and I had this problem… all of these things were coming together. At that time when you call somebody, they won’t take your call. That is why I said, when people were taking me out for lunch, at the same place there were no friends. Whether we have people merry with us or running away from us, we should remain stable. Because relationships are short-lived. Today they smile, tomorrow they may not smile. We should be the same. And our spiritual strength is, we should not be worried who will understand us, this is not our problem. Those who have eyes to see will see. Rest of them have chosen blindness, let them be blind, leave them. What do we normally follow? That which shines 🙂 But all that glitters is not gold. This is also my experience. I have been with certain gurus who were fakes, but I am happy because I saw the other side, too. One true guru whom I really liked used to live in the tree. We went in search of him, about 20 of us. Like this before you know I answer, the same way he knew we were coming, and he ran away, ha, ha. We were all sitting under the tree, looking but he wasn’t there. A few of us went to find him. This was on the banks of Ganga in the Himalayas. He was sitting under a tree, half-naked, he spoke very little. But that proved he was real. But his presence was so powerful. He asked, “You spent all that money to see a naked man? Do you hear the sound of birds? Where are those birds? Are they outside of you or within you? In short, if they are outside of you, please work towards it so that you expand yourself so that they are inside you. If they are inside you, you have already arrived.“ This is exactly how I answered your questions. You are inside my consciousness, so I know each vibration of yours, and answer comes to you. No need to ask 🙂 The second thing, if a bird is beside of you, you are still an individual. You have ‘I’ consciousness, you have ego. He did not explain all this, he just asked this question, the rest is my interpretation. How many lifetimes people rotate around chakras, auras, kundalini, nadis… when will they shed all this and catch God? In a few sentences he said everything and he escaped. We never saw him again. We didn’t have to see him again. Of course, we had a communion on the other plane… but physically that’s it. Another person asked, being annoyed with that question. He said, “Swami, the forest have been all cut, the city is coming into the forest and there is no peace in the world.“ “He looked and asked, “Who is cutting the trees? Who is building the cities? You! And you are complaining. Peace comes from you, not outside. If you cannot be peaceful here, you cannot be peaceful either in the city or sitting in the forest.“ Be peaceful here. Simple life. He has no voting rights, he does not pay taxes, no bank account, no sim card, website, nothing… But so profound. We do not understand that each title is a baggage, we don’t understand that each time we look into the mirror we re-establish our face on the Earth. We are binding ourselves because our own image gets established into our own consciousness and that is expressed further and further. Everything binds us, we are constantly in a web which we created, and every mail has an attachment, and sometimes the attachment is a virus, and your hard drive goes over. Then you have a new computer. 🙂

Q: When someone experiences a kind of clinical death, two months later after recovery I still have headaches, lack of concentration, I do not laugh, I have heavy thoughts. How to get rid of that?
A: One is connect to my eyes. Second thing is, go to your spine more. And continue practising inverted pyramid. In 21 days you will settle down. You have tried to go, but you are not allowed. You were sent beck because we have to meet. Enjoy the rebirth with optimism. Life changes one portion ends, another begins. This is good. Leave the past, don’t carry it with you.

Q: Any books you recommend?
A: I don’t recommend any books. If I recommended a book, that would be Sai Satcharita It is not a book. It is like a powerhouse.

Mohanji quote - You are inside my consciousness

Recorded and transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic