Satsang in Novi Sad, Serbia, part I
23rd February, 2017
Q: Why should we be spiritual?
A: In this world of numerous expressions, it is not easy to feel spiritual. We see the world through our own eyes and sometimes we get influenced by other people’s eyes and opinions. Have you ever thought why we talk about spirituality? As we have various discussions in the world, numerous masters, numerous ideas, opinions, religions, why do we discuss about spirituality so much? Because ever since man has thought about who he is, “Who am I?“ a big question. Second question, “Why am I?“ What am I doing here?“ These are burning questions and they took people to various paths to discover who they are. And what is the result? Numerous paths. Can we ever say that some path is good and some path is bad? Never. Every path is valuable. Everything is valuable. It is important because you can only wear a shirt that suits you. We cannot wear a shirt which is double the size which we normally wear. So we have all chosen something which suits us and only this way we can attain the highest evolution. As I said at the beginning that I am happy to be with all of you, it is not just the happiness of the mind, it’s a feeling of oneness, we are all united, we are supposed to be together at this point in time, at this place, and for this occasion. All the people in the world have one aim – happiness. We are all looking for happiness. Do we find it? Most of us say I have found happiness, but it is temporary. Spirituality is a journey from non-happiness to complete happiness. The whole spiritual journey is of that matter.
Q: What happens to a soul during or after sudden or forceful death?
A: Usually but not necessarily, when the soul has to leave the body in a hurry, it wanders. Sometimes a certain activity during sudden leaving the body, perhaps a connection to a master, or some kind of angels or some higher beings, help you. But as a general rule of thumb, when the souls have to exit quickly, they have a time of illusion or they wander until they can anchor themselves. Sometimes it takes ages.
Q: Who are the wandering entities and what can we do for them?
A: (Laughing) All questions are related to death and beyond (laughing). Nothing about life. Entities are beings. There are multiple layers in creation. It is not just one layer which we see such as the body. There are numerous layers or dimensions in creation, so there are some beings who do not have a body, but they need a body to communicate and experience life. They are basically helpless beings, they need help or somebody to express themselves, so what they do is they try to occupy a body which is suitable for their expression and experience.
Q: How do we help them? How to protect ourselves from them?
Very simple. If you don’t have any more space in you house, how can you accommodate more people? Fill up your space with energy. Think, walk, talk, eat, sleep God. When you consistently base or surrender all your activities to a master or God, when you think and talk about God, or your master, when you keep chanting, when you’re always in a prayer and when you’re more internal then external, nobody can enter you. Your space is fully occupied by yourself. Nobody can touch a person who has complete faith. First of all, be confident, have faith in yourself, believe in yourself as a true incarnation. Then it doesn’t matter which God you believe in, believe in that God 100%. Believe in yourself, believe in God you trust and spend time contemplating, meditating, thinking, talking, sleeping, walking God. When you have powerful energy, there’s no way anything dark or black can come and touch you. It will be around you, but it will not touch you. You are completely free. The same way, if you are deeply connected to a master, who’s alive, nothing can touch you either, because the master’s energy protects you. You are one with the master’s energy.
This is also visible in daily life. First of all, understand you are extremely powerful. It is only your mind which is creating doubts, anxiety, fears, uncertainties, lack of faith. It’s all in your mind. Please remember clearly. In the university of life, there is only one examination to pass – your mind. What is the wall between mastery and slavery? Between a master and a slave? It’s just the mind. You are master material by birth. Somebody who believes they have a lot of work to do to become a master has no idea. The only work you need to do is to disassociate from your mind and become one with yourself.
Q: How do you do it?
Secret of empowerment
Always remember. Imagine you are sitting at the movie theatre. You saw something on the screen just a while ago. Did the screen create this thing or is there a projector somewhere? The picture was projected from the machine. The screen cannot have a picture without a projection and the projector. Our life is a feature film. We experience romance, drama, horror, action, thriller, comedy, tragedy, etc. Everything we experience in life, where is it coming from? From you. Connect to the projector. Feel as the projector. Recognise yourself as the projector. So none of these things, action, comedy, drama, thriller, etc will affect you because you are projecting it and experiencing it all the time. If you stop projecting it, you are peaceful. We all have a personality. If somebody asks you, you say, I am so and so, a husband or wife of so and so, I’m the son or daughter of so and so. We explain who we are in terms of earthly existence. That is the personality we have projected. But is the person really aware of this projection? But this projection is valid only at certain time that is when you are awake. What happens when you are dreaming? Where are you? What happens when you are in deep sleep, when you don’t know whether you are a man or a woman, Serbian, Macedonian, etc? Every night we die, every morning we wake up. So we understand that we are too preoccupied with our projection and we forget that we are projecting this whole story. Our love is our projection, fear, entities, life and death, all the things outside are our projection.
I can prove it.
You are sleeping in a beautiful garden. Does it matter whether you are sleeping in a beautiful garden or on a seashore? When you are sleeping, you are sleeping, it doesn’t matter where you are. This is what I am saying. We are in a state of dream even now while you are listening to me. You are listening to me through your ears, not actual ears. What are actual ears? Beyond the personality. When you remove your skin, your mind, everything, you and I are one. There’s nothing to tell, nothing to hear, to perceive, we are only one. Do you understand what I’m saying? I’m giving you the tips to be powerful. You are powerful by birth. Just a small fine-tuning and you will experience this power. When you stop being personality and you start being the person, you start being powerful. You will not see anybody else except your reflection in everybody. I’m sure all of you spend some time with the mirror every day. Why do you spend some time with the mirror? Just to make sure you are presentable when you go out into the world. When all the people around you and whoever you see along the way even the birds, animals, trees, plants are your own reflection, is there any conflict at all in the mind? There cannot be any conflict at all in true sense. Conflicts happen between personalities and not between persons.
This is the secret of spirituality. Be the person. Detach from the personality. You are already detaching from the personality when you go to bed every day. I’m projecting the personality, but I am not the personality. Imagine the personality is standing in front of you and you are looking at this personality because you created it. The skeleton of this personality is ego. Ego wants you to maintain your personality because ego is afraid if you lose this personality, what will happen to me? What will the society think about me? Do you really believe that society cares for you? Do you believe that governments care for you? These are all illusions we have maintained.
Who really cares for you? Yourself. Nobody else. Because we are in the relative world. Everything is relative, nothing is permanent. So when you do not endorse your personality and if you are not affected by other people’s personality, you have no conflict in life. No wars, You are at peace. This is a state of samadhi, a state of stillness of mind. That means your mind is constant and still irrespective of what is happening around you. If you think deeply, you will understand what I am saying. The person is not affected when you are awake, when you dream, or when you are in deep sleep state. In these three stages which we experience every day, a person is the same.
So what do you actually have in hand? Just now. Past is finished. Future is yet to be. We have no idea about the future. What can you handle now and what can you work on, or what you have to live? Just this moment. Do you understand our limitation? Then what are we searching for? People ask me, do you know what is the purpose of my life? I always give one answer, “This moment.“ Every moment while you are alive is the purpose of your life and experience that moment is what you wanted to experience in this life.
So from entities I’ve given you the secret. (Laughing)
Do you know why I have taken you via the wild route? Because of empowerment. Empower yourself and no entities, nothing can affect you. You will always remain powerful, that is your birthright and there is no secret.
Q: How much can we actually influence our life and how to know when to change something and when to let go?
A: I think 100%. But always think,“Why we want to influence our life, why can’t we be spontaneous?“ When we say we want to influence our life it is usually because we compare with somebody else. We entertain expectation. That is not a bad idea, but that person is already taken. You can be similar, but you can never be the same. So why should you be somebody else? What is the use of being something else, being somebody else? I would say, instead be water. Keep flowing. Choose peace at every moment. That is very, very powerful. That is true spirituality. If you keep asking why, why, why, then anxiety builds up. In the true sense there is no why, there is only ’is’. Because whatever you are eligible for, comes to you, what you deserve comes to you, what you desire may not come to you. Flow in life. Be a flow like a river, reka Dunav (=river Danube in Serbian)
Audience: (Laughter, because Mohanji said it in Serbian)
A: It goes through many countries, many situations, you will anyway end up in the ocean, for sure. All of us will reach God, guaranteed. When is the only question. Maybe today, tomorrow or another day, but definitely all rivers will reach the ocean, so why do we worry? And no river hurries up. It has its speed. You can only walk at your own capacity and speed. If you feel that you can walk faster, you will get tired sooner. Keep walking. That is the only thing you should do. Do not stagnate. It doesn’t matter which guru, tradition, religion you choose, guru will come as a milestone to tell you where you have reached. When you compare with another person, you suffer. Spirituality cannot be compared. There are not even two buffaloes alike. Keep flowing.
Q: What do you think about hypnosis as a method to get rid of beliefs which prevent us live a life that we want, e.g. a belief that we cannot be parents?
A: I thing it’s a good idea. Whatever can penetrate deep into you and relieve you from blockages which were created at another point in time, is a good idea. Man has perfected various systems. Some of these systems have been tested and proven. Scientific proofs, there are a lot of books written by regression therapists about their experiences with clients, which take you to the system of existence where you have certain karmic backlog and because you did not fulfill it you came back. Likewise, you have certain fears that got trapped and became your character or your constitution. All these things can be experienced in life. When you can experience something in life, it’s real and when they have found a method to go deeper and release it from that point, why not?
Q: You said hypnosis is a good thing, but isn’t it an outer influence we are not aware of?
A: We are definitely not aware of what is stored, either. We do not know what is inside us. So, whatever helps you to bring this thing out is a good idea. As long as you don’t know what is stored in your causal layer, your hard drive, it is good to take it out through some means. Everything helps. I am not saying this is the ultimate, but it helps. I think whatever helps us to dig deeper is a good idea, any tool for that matter, not just meditation.
Understand, why do people say proximity of a master is vital for your spiritual evolution? Because they work directly on your causal layer. We have only capacity to understand the effects of life as we experience, we do not know what caused this effect. We do not know what provoked the effect because we cannot see. We only see the effect and based on the effect we try to understand life. But true masters who are connected to the source, go directly deeply into your causal layer and burn things there so effect itself will not happen.
So I think that anything which gets into your causal layer and removes things from there is a good idea, but I don’t think you should get addicted to anything. There should be a reason for searching inside and once the reason is completed, get out of it. No addiction is worth it.
Q: You talked about a man who wanted to prove that a date of death is not determined in advance, so he tried to commit suicide, but without success. What is with those who managed to do it? Was it predestined that they would die that way and if yes, why would a soul choose so if it is not good for it? Would a person die anyway even if they didn’t commit suicide?
A: (Laughter) Why are we so preoccupied with death? Why don’t we talk about life? I’ll give a quick answer to this. It’s a beautiful day…
I think we have spoken about death sufficient for the day 🙂 In any case, if any event has to happen, there is predetermination. This is a proof that a person was supposed to die at a particular time, and even if he had tried to commit suicide before, he couldn’t do it and he died with natural death at a particular time. That proves that whatever decision that constitution took before birth, was executed perfectly at the time of death. The soul has no role in this. Soul is strictly like the petrol of your car. It’s just arranging the journey, arranging the experience, which means it gives electricity to the object. Probably the soul is laughing at this whole drama. For the soul there is no comedy, tragedy, drama, nothing, for the soul it’s just experience. Ok, you want this experience, take it. Soul is not deciding anything. Has the petrol of your car ever decided about your journey? It has no interest in your journey, but it comes with you so that you can travel. It was not the soul which decided to commit suicide, but the constitution. The car has not decided to make an accident. The man who was driving made an accident. What is this man made up of? Character, constitution, desires, concepts, prejudices, anger, fear, hatred, everything. The personality is the person that way. That means what you are made up of that has hired a soul to have an incarnation. That is what you are doing. Soul is completely neutral. Soul is extremely neutral. We put the soul into trouble. If you just start connecting to your soul, you would understand what I’m saying. What is spirituality? Your relationship with your soul is spirituality. Your relationship with your physical body is being physical. Your relationship with your mind is being mental or emotional. Your relationship with your intellect is being intellectual. Your relationship with your ego is being egotistical. Your relationship with your spirit is being spiritual. How much time you spend with your soul that determines how spiritual you are. How much time do you spend with your soul? it is not tangible, you cannot find it, it’s like oil inside an almond. People make almond oil, but can you find almond oil in it? It’s like that the soul is there but you can neither touch it nor catch it. Your connection with your soul is spirituality. How much time you spend with your soul, that much spiritual you are.
So try to become spiritual. By this I mean spend more time with your soul, less with your mind. Then you realise that the soul has no interest in all this drama. The same soul has been with you in every life. The soul would say,“Oh, in every life this fellow is playing the same game. The same emotions, the same drama, the same comedy, the same romance, the same tragedy… no change! When will you stop this game!?“ That’s the time when the soul says, “Hey, go to this person with the beard and hair. He looks as if he knows something.”
A: So people go to the man with the beard and hair and what will he say?
He will say, “You are that.“
People will say, “No, no, tell me something more.“
Then he would say, “No, you are that, whatever you are searching for is within you. I cannot give you anything more.“
Then people say, “This guy doesn’t know anything. Go to another one.“
Another guy looks at you and says, “Ok, spend so much money, and you will get enlightened.“
So people spend some money and see there is no enlightenment and say, “This man is not good.” So another one.
Finally, all activities end at one point in time. There is nothing to do. Then what happens? When everything becomes still, then enlightenment happens.
Buddha waited for eight years, doing meditation, strong tapas, no food, no water, trying to connect to the soul. Finally he was fed up. Nothing happened. Eight years were lost. He dropped everything. The moment he dropped everything, stillness settled in. From then, first stillness, then expansion, then completion. Most people think that activity is spirituality. It’s 100% wrong. Who is happy with the activity? Your mind. From birth till death, from life after life, we have been entertaining our mind, consciously or unconsciously, believe it or not. What have we been doing all these years? Entertaining the mind. Food, emotion, relationship, all the dramas of life, including spirituality, just to entertain the mind. People ask for experiences. Where are the experiences? In the mind. Until you drop the mind, there is no perpetual peace. This is something we must understand. If we are actually pursuing spirituality, ask yourself how many activities are we addicted to? We are actually addicted to spiritual activities just like we are addicted to our habits of the day. We are addicted to meditation, chanting, to so many things. This addiction is good for the mind to stay alive.
So please redefine yourself. Ask yourself a question, do not ask any master, “How much time am I spending entertaining my mind? How much time am I spending detaching from the mind saying, let the mind play, let the mind ask, I am not bothering. I’m not looking?“ That will be your game. The more you entertain your mind, the more mind will ask for. The mind will create habits, needs, demands and we keep feeding into it and get trapped into it and it is not easy to escape.
Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic