Creating Inner Stability – part 2

Mohanji Speaks

Zoom Satsang on 6th May 2018

Mohanji quote - Doubts


Q: How can we overcome doubts that the mind creates?

M: It’s almost like clouds which obscure the sun. Doubts are coming out of mind and doubts are created mostly well, we can get doubts from other people but if doubts are entering it’s the mind projecting an option of these things but what you need to do is stick to your reality. What has been your reality? What has been your experience? And what is the aspiration? If you stick to that, all the doubts-clouds will clear. Doubts will happen, but don’t allow them to stay. You look at it, say ok, it’s existing, but you are beyond doubts. Sun is always there shining. The clouds come and obscure it but sun doesn’t go away. The sun stays. So you are definitely in the sunshine, you are the brightness. Clouds will happen but we know very well that they won’t stay. They all come and go.
Better not to rain on other people. That is something which you can think about. When you have doubts, keep them to yourself and dissolve them without raining on other people i.e. without contaminating other people’s minds. Then what happens is, it becomes your responsibility to sort out those people. The more people you contaminate with doubts, the more responsibility you are handling. So be careful. To beautify somebody’s mind is good karma. When you contaminate someone’s mind is bad karma. So you have to pay for that too. So pay less. These are all my opinions.

Mohanji quote - Doubts 2

Q: How can we sustain the bliss of silence we create during the meditation all day long?

M: Initially whenever we have any bliss of silence during the meditation, it can’t be sustained more than certain. But when you repeat it, it starts expanding. It’s like thoughts start reducing. The first day they will not reduce. You have to go through the process over a period of time, it reduces. Consistency is very important. Then the effect will stay longer, longer, longer and finally it will stabilise, it becomes your state. Effect becomes your state through consistency. Consistency is very important in any sadhana, any practice. That is why the scriptures say one path, one guru, one practice. This is very important. So whatever you do, be consistently connected to one tradition, one guru, one path, one practice. Then it is guaranteed because the effect or the tranquillity which you experience through consistent effort becomes state. Once the state happens or once you graduate into that state it will not go away.

Mohanji quote - Consistency


Q: Do effects of the planets affect our energy and if yes, does the Navagraha  prayer reduce the effects of the planets?

M: Well, even the weather is affecting you, right? Sun, sunshine, summer, winter, spring, the surrounding, all these things have an effect on us. We are not segregated from this universe. We are part of this universe. We are within this universe. Every atom in us is connected to every atom in the universe. Everything has its power play. It has its influence. When you say Navagraha puja, it’s like increasing the positivity and integrating the alignment with the whole cosmos. In any prayer, any mantra, any ritual, which integrates your connectivity which is already existing, which you can’t avoid, with the whole universe, it will help you because it is one part of alignment. Whenever your body is perfectly aligned like, you are having a good sleep, good appetite, good exercise, if your body is aligned in a good way, that will help you all day. Like that, if your mind is aligned beautifully, that means moderate emotions, peacefulness, tranquillity in mind, etc. then your interaction with society is better. Likewise your intellect is aligned i.e. the information you are assimilating is not of violence in nature, it is connected to you, synchronised with your system, then intellect is beautiful and connects with the whole society. If every aspect is aligned, it gives you a better life. Likewise, if you are connecting to the planets which are already existing and influencing, not only ours, but the whole world, the whole universe, they are all interconnected, so if you are getting in tune with those planets, and your alignment is perfect, the effects are less i.e. neutralised. That is definitely coming. Puja, prayer, whatever suits you, it will work. The alignment is the main thing. Meditation is called alignment, rituals are for alignment, mantras are for alignment, everything is for alignment. It is including body, mind, intellect, ego, any structure. So alignment is the whole thing. Spirituality is fundamentally called alignment. In that mode everything works well.

Mohanji quote - Alignment

Secret to peace

Q: How can we be always mentally and physically happy without sorrow, pain, fear, grief, tension, etc. in all circumstances?

M: This is a wonderful question. I think you are already that. Then what is preventing it? Expectations, mind, right? You are already beautifully integrated into the whole universe. In fact, nothing can segregate you except your mind. Your mind creates analysis, mind creates doubts, mind creates segregation, alienation, anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge. This is all mind. Remove all these things from your mind and you will see there is no mind. When thoughts are taken out of mind, mind itself collapses. Your secret to peace is coming in tune with yourself. The secret to peace, stability, tranquillity, equanimity. This is definitely mind, your acceptance factor, your contentment factor. If you accept yourself and you accept the realities, and you are peaceful with everything, you don’t criticise, you don’t judge or talk bad, you don’t contaminate your space and other spaces, like that if you do, you will be peaceful. And it will show on your face. You will be like a magnet, you will attract so many people. That’s because you have stabilised. People would like just to see the stable mind. All the turbulence is temporary and it’s mostly in the waking state mind. Other states do not get affected so much. So in waking state mind be peaceful, choose peace, and also choose goodness, be good to people, do good, serve the world, all the time thinking, “What else can I do for the world?” it will give a lot of peace and tranquillity.

Mohanji quote - Secret to peace

Q: How to overcome tamas consistently?

M: Tamas is when you are in a mode of inertia. Your whole method, mode is inertia. So people sometimes drink coffee or smoke cigarettes just to get out of tamas. I would say that actually the only way to overcome tamas is to increase rajas, rajas means action. Whenever you feel, “Oh, I’m lazy, I don’t want to get out of bed,” get up. So that you do what is opposite of laziness. Go for the opposite. That’s the best way to overcome tamas and ensure that you are not tamasic in your mind, in the body, ok. Mind is influencing the body but the body’s putting the mind back to bed. It says, “Nice weather, sleep a little more.” Get up, go for a job or do something to counter it. So the best way to beat tamas is rajas, compulsive action. Not just walking, thinking, singing, etc. You have to do jogging, running, play football, tennis, something which will be really dynamic. That will help you.


Q: Do we need to chant different mantras or can we chant Mohanji gayatri mantra?

M: Whatever mantra you are chanting, do it consistently. At least partially with voice which means 90% of the mantra should be inside, 10% outside. It’s not like 90% sound outside and 10% inside which we see in places, people run away because of the noise pollution, but 90% of the mantra should be within, 10% should be outside. This is the right way to chant. So it’s only the limited sound coming out.

Secondly, use one mantra, whichever mantra suits you, consistently chant it for a long period of time. When you stop chanting with the sound, chant in your mind. All the time while you walk, talk, relax, chant it in the mind so that what happens is your alignment never changes. Mantras build alignment. They synchronise you. That will stay. Mantras are good if chanting is consistent. At the end of the day, it is consistency. The more consistently you do it, the more effect you will see.

Mohanji quote - Mantra chanting


Q: How to get a status of no expectation?

M: Our mind expects by nature. It’s like a habit. We have developed the mind to start expecting so we expect. But just by being aware of your expecting, your will start detaching from your expectations, that is a way to begin. It means, you expect to have breakfast in the morning. And then breakfast is happening in the morning, ok, it’s good. But then always be aware, “Oh, I expect, and this is sometimes binding.” So each point in time, if you are alert about your expectations, so many expectations will start detaching from you and instead of expecting, you will be in an acceptance mode. The moment you shift into acceptance mode, expectation takes a back seat. It means your method of operation becomes peaceful. You are peaceful. You are stable. And then, even if you have expectations, it does not have density, like an overwhelming expectation, anxiety, fear, discord with the people around you or imperils of life, disharmony, all those things will stop because there will be more acceptance, less expectation.

So to detach from expectation, first is awareness. Be aware that you are expecting. And it’s not a bad thing. Don’t think that expectation is bad and suppress it. It’s not that. You are actually experiencing expectation but at the same time you are being aware of it. But at the same time you are not bound by it. You are accepting the situation where it does not become as you expected. So that you are giving the room, you are leaving it open, that is acceptance. The more you develop acceptance, the less you are bound by it. Less expectation, less disappointment. So you will be free from that.

Mohanji quote - Expectations

Difference in frequency and orientation

Q: Why do we feel comfortable or uncomfortable at different places like someone’s home or Mandir?

M: It all depends on your frequency and orientation. Like, if a person who is interested in chanting, singing and dancing, goes to a very serious discussion on spirituality on intellectual plane, they will run away. They will feel something is very wrong. Because their operating frequency is different. They operating frequency is chanting, singing, dancing. But the place provided is that of serious silence, meditations and stuff. So every place, every person, every location if it is not integrated into your frequency or if it is not in tune with your frequency, you will feel very bad or you will feel suffocated. That’s the reason. But understand that there are 7.5 billion people on earth. They are not of the same frequency. Everybody has variety, difference and there should be variety, difference. That’s the flavour of life. If everybody is the same like bricks of a wall, there’ll be no fun. The fun of life is about variety. The world has provided sufficient variety. It’s important that all these are part of creation, part of the universe and understand that the whole creation decided to have this in this time. So instead of resistance, learn acceptance. Also, if the frequency does not match you, like, if you cannot relate to somebody, leave peacefully. Don’t sit down criticising, judging or scandalising him or make life miserable for yourself and others. Instead you can peacefully leave – it’s not my cup of tea. How many times you have done that, right? Sometimes something comes to us that does not suit us and we have to leave it, like food, our clothes… Sometimes it does not suit us, so we switch out of it, go out of it and leave peacefully. That’s the way to go. Incompatibility of the frequency is not a problem, it’s not your deficiency, please understand. If you cannot be compatible with everybody, every place, idea, or emotion, it is not your deficiency. It is only talks about your orientation and how you are created. It is not a problem. Don’t look at it as a problem. And if you try to match all frequencies, you will never succeed anyway. Please understand that.

Mohanji quote - Frequency difference

The right path

Q: Father, please advise me the right path I am stranded in dejection? How will I get real peace of mind to concentrate on You?

M: Don’t try to concentrate on me. First you said, please advise me the right path. YOU are the right path. Without you, there is no Mohanji, right? You are the most important being you have met in this life. Now, if you haven’t met, make sure you meet yourself. This is very important. If you don’t meet Mohanji, it will not change anything. But if you don’t meet you in this life, you’ll lose a lifetime. It’s important that you should spend time and understand, recognise, shake hands with yourself. So the right path is YOU. When I say ‘you’ you need to understand assimilate yourself totally, not as a father, brother, sister, husband… it’s all relative relationships in waking time. I’m talking about ‘you’ which is the same in waking state, dream state and deep sleep state. So be that person who is the same in all three states which the society will not see. Society only sees that which you project, so society makes a decision based on your projection and basically doesn’t understand you. You need to understand yourself, come in terms with yourself, you need to be with yourself so it’s important that you have to accept, recognise and assimilate yourself and that’s the path. There is no other path which is more right than that, there cannot be a path which is more suitable to you than yourself. Because you have been a complete creation which you probably never recognised. And don’t look at Mohanji or some other guru or some other thing as perfection, because that is your mind telling you. But what about you? If you can’t meet you or see you or understand you or assimilate you, there is no way you can meet anybody else. Everything has to be within you. It’s important to understand.

Q: How will I get real peace of mind?

M: When you find yourself, you are only peace. There’s nothing else. All the emotions are because you do not find yourself, you are looking outside. You are looking outside for happiness, relationships, for everything. So you do not get sufficient time to meet you so that you are peaceful. But when you meet yourself, you know that everything is you. Then you are very, very peaceful. There can’t be more peace. Otherwise you are in pieces.

Mohanji quote - Spend time with yourself

Q: Recently, whenever I see time, I see 1:11, 2:22, 3:33… Is it just a coincidence or is there any meaning to it?

M: I think you look at the clock only at those times (laughter). Because, see, such analysis will not help you. If it is a clear sign of something, these numbers are all patterns, symbolic patterns, patterns of life, patterns of mind, patterns of something, so it is probably a projection of your state, not balance, or original state or perfect balance. But why do we analyse? Ask yourself, am I balanced? If the answer is yes – enjoy. If the answer is no, try to get that balance.

Q: Is it ok to do sadhana when someone dies in the house? When we practise sadhana or Consciousness Kriya, and those rituals go in home?
M: Yes, technically yes, but then ritualistically we would say that the whole area is in mourning time. Mourning time practices are not effective because energy levels are low. That is why people say don’t practise anything during the time of death in the house. But in principle it is not disallowed, you can do any practices. But will you be in a mood to practise when somebody dies in the house? That’s the question. So it’s all connected to how you feel about it. There is no right or wrong there.

Silence in mind

Q: Can we really do anything including Kriya to increase our spiritual evolution?

M: Increasing your evolution pattern or your spiritual evolution, the sign, the structure or the benchmark is fewer thoughts in mind. Whatever practice you do which helps you to have fewer and fewer thoughts in mind, that is good for you. That means less activity in the mind. Silence in mind. That is where any practice should lead to, including Consciousness Kriya. Even connecting to your master. The time is so fast, it’s moving so fast, even remembrance of your master is good enough. Mantra, chanting in the mind is good enough. Everything will help you.

Mohanji quote - Practice for silence of mind

But understand it is not the hours of practice but the intensity of practice which makes the difference. People practice for hours, absent-minded. That won’t help you, but intensity of practice will. Like, you practice one hour, you connect to your master for one hour, you definitely switch to His consciousness. So that intensity has a lot of value. But it is not the same as the longevity. Sometimes people don’t understand. They say, oh, I’ve practised for ten hours, fifty hours, hundred hours. Maybe then nothing has happened. Still the mind is turbulent, noisy, then it does not work. So whatever you do, make sure it’s intense. That is why Consciousness Kriya is ten minutes. Ten minutes is because you need the intensity. Then you repeat ten minutes so that intensity is not compromised. That’s why.


Q: How’s it that our family and everything is predestined and our path talks about non-doership?

Yes, everything is predestined, but then it doesn’t mean that we just sleep. All things are predestined because you created them in the past. What you create in the present has value for the future. You need to create a good future. That means you need to work harder, and you need to work in a synchronised way now, to stabilise yourself and then your future will be bright. This is important. It doesn’t mean that whatever has happened or will happen is because of the past and now I do nothing, because your future will be completely confusing. So it’s important that you do the things right and in the right way, using the right system, right opportunities, right masters, right methods, then the future will be beautiful. Because you have only right now to work on. Work on that beautifully and the future will be extremely good. It should not be for somebody else. It should be for you. Understand 7.5 billion people are 7.5 billion karmic beings. Everybody is only experiencing themselves in relationship with something else. Not that they are experiencing something else. All of us are experiencing only our incarnation and our incarnation versus something outside of us, not something outside of us all the time. We get that feeling because mind is outside. But actually speaking, we are only experiencing our existence and that too only in the waking state mostly, dream state partially, deep sleep state not at all. So this is the system.

Mohanji quote - Destiny

Read the part 1

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

A Yogi’s Exit

A True Yogi

After Yogacharya Sanjay’s (fondly known as Sanjay Sir) sudden demise in a road accident in Jammu, on 9th May 2018, the entire Mohanji Global family was in shock and deep state of sadness. Many questions and doubts cropped up regarding the reasons behind the sudden demise and the manner of exit especially because those who knew him felt that he was a true yogi who was deeply connected to Mohanji. Also, there were questions regarding what could be done to help the soul. Mohanji patiently answered most of these questions in spite of his tight schedule of travels and programmes. We have collated the responses in a question and answer format since we feel that it is very relevant to most people.

Mohanji – Be Aware – A true master only tells you where to look and not what to see. Individual Karmic freedom is always kept intact.

“Mind goes in roller coaster state when unexpected things happen in our life. Bad and confused states of mind are totally connected to expectations. We expect that “only good things should happen in our life” or “we hope that we will live forever, happy and healthy along with all the people who we love and care for” etc. Expectations are totally connected to our waking state mind. Waking state mind alone.

Awareness is the key. Awareness of our existence leads us to acceptance of truth as all facets and experiences of life literally comes out of karma. Awareness of the inevitable flow of life through lifetimes and inevitable end of  incarnations based on individual karma, as well as the faith in the presence of a substratum, eternal divinity through which everything takes place, beyond any human boundaries, so on and so forth. This awareness becomes our support for any internal devastation due to various incidents of our life. They are all the same. All traumas have the same source – expectations and non-understanding of the flow of karma.” – Mohanji”

Mohanji & Yogi

Q: From a Guru’s point of view, please share your understanding of such incidents involving sudden death especially with people like Sanjay sir who was deeply connected to you and was a very close follower? It will be a big learning for all of us.

A: All of us habitually believe that we are here forever. This feeling is based on our attachment and identifications with things around us, such as our relationships with people, places, time, materials and emotions connected with all these external factors. Since there is continuity in our life and lifetime activities and this continuity of activity makes us hope that we will be like this or do this all the time. But we have created a duration in a space within the boundaries of certain time before we took this journey. So all of us have to leave someday, exactly at the appointed time. When can you stay in the body longer? Is there such a possibility? Yes. When the next incarnation is not so immediate or close by. This is one of the options. That means time of death and death state happens, and there could be another 10 or 15 years to go before the next incarnation. Therefore, the person can hang on in the body in coma kind of state even as a vegetable (without any activity), just because the karma with this body is already over and another body or the next life is still away. This means instead of meditating in another plane, until the next body happens, the soul may choose to hang on in the previous body, even though it is not in good condition to experience a normal life. Some of the bed-ridden people are in that state.

Otherwise, if a saintly yogic, purpose of liberation oriented person have to take such a decision, they may decide just to exit the body once the job is done with the body and that job is directly connected to their karmic agenda of this incarnation. Individual karmic agenda is usually not meant to be continuous fulfillment of other people such as relatives or friends.

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Fulfilment of Karma

People may ask WHY because they all loved the person deeply. But for the person who exited (or exits), there is no “why” at all. It is purely the end of karmic allowance. In karma, there is no WHY. There is only fulfillment of completion based on certain karmic agenda, requirements or certain desires. So a person will just choose to leave, once the job with the current incarnation is completed. And the reason for exit could be anything. It could be cardiac arrest, hemorrhage; it could be any reason or any form of death. There could be things like “Akala Mrityu” – untimely death. Usually, we assume that a person should exist in the body the full time that is 100 years, 90 years or 80 years etc. But that’s not necessary. That’s just our assumption. What is actually happening is that, as per the karma, they stay in the body and they leave the moment karma is finished with that body. That’s why when an Avadhoota told Mahakali, “Can you extend my life for another month?” Mahakali said, “No. I can’t extend even for one hour. You have chosen your birth, you have chosen your time of death. So you will only abide by that.” Even Gods do not interfere. This is one aspect. (Read those stories written by Mohanji – In search of Precious in

Now, about leaving in a hurry or a kind of a sudden death – a person chooses sudden death because they don’t want to become a burden to other people, family, relatives, etc. They could have possibly stayed on for another 10 years, in an invalid or a paralyzed condition, but then what happens with the people supporting them? The initial enthusiasm goes as the days go by. Then they become a burden. Every person who needs assistance at home is a burden to some of the relatives if not all. The bhaav (feelings) could change – not initially but they could change over time. The yogic soul decides, they don’t want to go through this process. This has happened – the possibility for the state of death. This is a juncture in life. The Yogi’s soul choose to exit the broken body, quickly and peacefully! This is not a waking state mind choice. The mind cannot understand or choose such things. The choice happens in the substratum, constitution, guided by the spiritual stature of the person. Higher spiritual stature is related to higher state of detachment from everything around, or everything he is used to and one’s own physical body. The more a person is detached (liberated from things around himself), leaving the body becomes relatively effortless. The more the attachment. the more difficult becomes the exit.

Peaceful Exit

However, once again, please understand that this is not a conscious decision. Because waking state mind cannot understand the tapestry of karma. Waking state mind only understands the experiences of being awake such as space-time, materials, sounds and those things, which the waking state mind can easily understand and relate to. Waking mind cannot understand the cause of life or the causes of experiences. Waking mind only knows the effect of experiences. It’s not a conscious decision by any soul, (soul as in, the constitution of soul, mind, body, intellect, the entire substratum). They cannot understand why certain things have happened and why this kind of a thing has happened.

Why does somebody exit in an accident in a kind of hurried way? That is possibly because of some fear they have trapped or some consequence that they would have probably trapped inside. Such as theft in the house, murder, accidental death, suicide, etc – all those kind of things. The option is already kept inside. Not that they are choosing personally. A continuously nourished fear can materialize itself into reality. This is another aspect.

At certain stages, if a liberated Yogi feels suffocating terrestrial binding he can also choose to exit abruptly. Unbound becomes his state through sincere sadhana and lifestyle of detachment. This is the state of liberated existence. If external bindings becomes overwhelming, if it affects the intended flow, the Yogi may choose to leave. This is another option. (Not exactly pertaining to Sanjay Sir)

So understand there is no way we can say that something was a tragedy or something was good or bad. This is something, which is individualistic. All of us, all the 7.5 billion people have created their own structure of life and structure of exit – birth, life, and death. The flavors that you will experience with your current system including body, mind, intellect, ego and spirit is decided by the state and stature while leaving the past body and the desires that ask for fulfillment. It is no body’s business to interfere in that. Because nobody can interfere. All bodies are essentially similar and incomparable. We cannot control even our own flow of thoughts, let alone other’s destiny.

There is another aspect to an unnatural or violent death. When someone we love leaves abruptly, suddenly we are tilted, shaken and that incident forces us to start looking at our own fragile existence on earth and what is life after all. We start looking at life in a more practical way. We may even develop sincere gratefulness for our daily existence. Otherwise, most of the time we are in an illusory world. We think that we are here forever. Every day starts. Every day ends. We sleep, we eat, and we drink. We are used to certain patterns. When a shock like this happens, that’s the time when we realize, that all these could be very fragile. The people around us may not be forever. Then we start valuing life better. We start looking at life with more sincerity and seriousness. The exits of certain people – especially yogis, if they want to use their exit as a message or reminder to the rest of us,  they may choose to leave in a dramatic way, that is only to open the eyes of people to bring them to a certain degree of awareness, that life is very fragile and tomorrow might be too late if you do not put your acts together now. It’s important to understand that life is not in our control. If we cannot do something today, may be tomorrow never exists! That reminder, that warning is also very important to understand. We all are living in an unconscious existence. That’s why any kind of exit, sometimes even a normal natural death makes a strong impact on us. Because we never realize, we never think that we will die. That’s the problem. This is something we need to understand.

Mohanji_HIgher Connection
Living Consciously

Q: What is the role of God and Guru in the exit process?

A: Belief , faith, Personal Orientation, Preferences of life, degree of connection with divine, concepts, prejudices, so on and so forth are all part of one’s karmic agenda. They experience life as they are and what they are made up of. If somebody believes in God or if somebody believes in Guru, that does not mean that their karma ends there. It only means that their priorities have probably shifted based on karmic allowance, from sensory or sense oriented experiences to experiences which are more intangible by senses and mind. They have perhaps begun connecting to something which they consider as higher frequency and believe that this connection will help them to travel to a level of dissolution or detachment where they can experience the larger subtle options or higher possibilities of existence.

This is the reason why they chose to connect to higher masters. This is also guided by orientation and not by mind. Their inherent frequency leads them to connect to the subtle. Mind cannot perceive it. Mind is grossly blind to the subtle. People connect to higher masters or God through bhakti yoga (devotion), jnana yoga (knowledge), karma yoga (Selfless service) based on whatever their nature is or whatever their tendencies or orientations are. With such a connection, their dependency on the sensory or experience side of material life decreases and their connection with frequency which is of higher nature or spiritual nature increases.

Yogi with God

What does the Master do?

Master stabilizes the stature and establishes the yogi into himself. Master does not change anything, like God. God has provided a platform. Master provides a platform for their complete expressions as per the karmic allowance. Masters do that always, to everyone, without expecting anything back. Masters provide platform for their complete expressions as well as completing their expressions. Masters guide and help them to be complete too. Same as what God has given us. God has given us the energy, the substratum, including earth, including our mind, including our chitta (the entire substratum of mind), the thoughts, words, actions so that we could experience our own unique set of experiences. You can enjoy your own experiences based on what you are made up of. Not based on what it actually is.

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Pure Energy

When you look at what is within everything, you will only see energy. Then there is no experience. Because you are also energy. When you are looking beyond your senses and mind, all you see is pure energy at work. When you are only connecting to pure energy at work, there is no difference between you and anybody else. No difference between plants, birds and animals. They are all energy at work.

A person evolves into a yogi and connects to a master, since it helps him (or her) with completion and fulfillment, which otherwise becomes a bit difficult. But that doesn’t mean that they have no death. They did have birth. They still have life. They still have experiences and they still have death. So everything is as it is, except the awareness as well as detachment towards all that a lifetime provides including body. Awareness is much larger and higher, so they don’t suffer due to any kind of separations or losses. They never ask why, because everything in life are passing phases. When somebody asks WHY, understand that, that person has not understood incarnation, karma, flow of life through bodies as well as life and death of each body; because that WHY is based on certain expectation which mind nurtures.

What is the expectation? That you will live forever or too soon etc. Nobody lives forever. Whatever has a form, has a duration. It has to end someday. Whatever has begun will end. Whatever has no beginning will also have no end. That is pure energy, pure consciousness. That has to be understood. So even a person in form like Krishna, Rama, various avatars, they all had a beginning and they all had a physical disappearance at some point in their life. But their energy never began, their energy never ended. That is why we still connect with them and get results. A yogi connecting to a Master does not mean that he has got an insurance on his life. The way they exit, the way they chose to go, usually is of a typical yogic nature. That means they don’t want to hang around. When the time is up, they just leave.

Yogi & Higher Masters

We see this yogic state in Sanjay Sir’s case. The medical report said sudden death. That means as soon as the accident happened, he died. That means, he didn’t suffer. This is similar to a death in cardiac arrest. Even though it was Akala Mrityu (untimely death) and Apamrutyu (accidental death) he did not stay in hospital beds for unlimited time going through pain and suffering. He didn’t go through his expected whole life course of 70-80 years. But then, we must assume that was probably not the agenda of that soul.

Then the question is – what about the family? The family members also have individual karma, a personal agenda. They only experience as per that. That doesn’t mean every member compromises themselves to agree with the karmic agenda of the other. Each individual of the family experiences only their own karmic agenda. They cannot change according to somebody else. And also nobody can ensure a duration based on somebody else’s karmic plan. This also should be clearly understood. We all will come and will exit at our karmic time. Not as per the time of other people including family members. There is no mercy in this. There is no compromise in this. When the time is up, we just leave.

So, what does a Master do? Master ensures completion while living and their completion while leaving. Master stabilizes the incarnation by aligning one to his life purpose. Master helps unite the pieces of mind scattered over various desires into focused higher selfless purpose based alignment.

mohanji with guru
Completion with Master

If the person is bound by the life created material stuff and emotions of life, they can possibly hang on with a very bad physical condition such as pain and paralysis. Attachment also keeps some people stay bedridden with lot of injuries, body ailments, etc. Sometimes it’s a pain for the people to look after them. The emotions connected to the relationships ask them, “oh, why don’t you stay back longer?” Attachment to physical form prolongs their suffering.

The suffering is prolonged when you are emotional. Sufferings are always connected to attachments and corresponding emotions. That also should be clearly understood. There is a pattern. There have been so many devotees of Rama , Krishna, Buddha, Sai Baba, etc. Do you think that anyone stayed on forever? Except a few people like Hanumanji who is cheeranjivi (immortal). They are avatars. They chose that existence as well as its duration. But that’s mostly in sukhsma (subtle) and not in gross form because sookshma is not as much bound by time as subtle. They can indeed take a gross form anytime. But that’s their option. These are all the things that we must understand. There is no question of “why” in karmic pattern.

When a true seeker surrenders and requests assistance to prolong an existence in an already available body, master do help. But that would be transfer from a forthcoming incarnation. The duration of that incarnation invariably gets reduced because of the transfer. A true Yogi would not want to do that. He will usually choose to keep each lifetime intact within its own boundaries to avoid compromises with absolute time between total incarnations as well as accumulation of backlogs.

Sometimes destiny prolongs one incarnation. This is death to one existence and transfer to a totally different pattern in the same body, such as a regular householder suddenly becoming a monk and leaving everything from his past existence. That is almost like two lives in one. This usually happens only towards the conclusions of all incarnations.

Q: What can I do for the person who has departed?

A: The best thing one can do for that soul is to ensure that their immediate family is taken care of. We have already made those arrangements and will continue doing that as much as possible. I spoke to Sanjay Sir’s daughter. I asked her, “What do you want?” She said, “I want to be part of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga.” I said, “That’s done. You are part of it.”
The Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga was formed because I asked Sanjay Sir at one point in time, “What do you want to do in life?” He said, “I would like to spread traditional yoga to every corner of the world.” I said, “Ok, go ahead with it. I will give you the platform.” I told the same thing to his daughter. She is by default part of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga. I said, “Don’t hesitate to ask me or any of my people anything you want in life. All the people who love me unconditionally are myself. They will provide it for you, if it is affordable. Whatever is reasonable, whatever is possible, we will do it.”

Secondly, I said, “Nothing has changed. Please understand that he left because he didn’t want to hang on and give you pain. He allowed all of you to move on, because he had to leave. Even if he had some more time before he takes the next incarnation, he chose to remain in subtle form so that all of you can move on with your life and stabilize yourselves. That was the option, which he gave to himself and to you. What you need to do now is to gather whatever are your desires or whatever you have to do, and assist us in maintaining the legacy of your father.”

Himalyan School of Traditional Yoga – A Platform

Three years before, only Jammu knew Sanjay Sir. That was before the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga happened. Today, the whole world knows Sanjay Sir because of Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga. So please understand that the platform has already changed his life. He left an impact before he left the body. The platform which we created for him has worked for him. Now, you need to enhance it and take it to the best possible heights, where his legacy continues through all of you.

A true teacher never dies. Because his message carries his memory forward all the time. His memory is maintained by what he stood for. That’s exactly what he could give to the world. Especially his dedication to his activity. Extreme dedication, extreme commitment, extreme conviction, extreme consistency and unconditional love. This is enough. If you understand the essence, you will get these qualities as the main things. What you need to do is to ensure that Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga transmits these and you can also use this platform. We have created this platform and you have a place already. It’s up to you, you can start yesterday, any day! This is the best thing we can do.

Extreme Commitment, extreme devotion, Unconditional Love

For anybody who has departed, the best we can support is to do something positive in their memory. It is futile to cry, ask why and blame ourselves and other people. There is no point in blaming the truck driver who hit him. However, if we don’t do anything in a positive way in his memory, his soul will have no happiness. By his soul, I mean the whole substratum, that we called Sanjay Sir at one point in time. Rather than cry over whatever happened, it is important that we do positive actions and just move forward in a positive way so that his presence continues to benefit various people. This is the way to go forward.

We are in constant touch with his family. All rituals and last rites are happening as per tradition. Whatever is possible for us, we are trying to do, what is good for the exited soul, such as annadaan (food donations). rituals, etc. We are also making sure that a fund is created for the family, so that they are happy and contented as much as possible. We will help as a global family for this cause. (For those who would like to contribute towards supporting Sanjay sir’s family, please go to the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga page set up for this purpose and provide your contact details)

This is not just for Sanjay Sir. Anybody in our group will be looked after like this. Because we are a family. It’s not just a Guru-disciple relationship. I don’t work like that. I operate in a way where people look at me as relative. So we will continue in that mode.

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We close with Mohanji’s message today to the Global Family.

My friends,

Just sit quietly for a while. Stop whatever you are chasing. Just let go. Just contemplate. It is high time you do that.

Imagine your total existence on earth is just about 29,200 days if you will live for 80 years in this incarnation. This is about 700,800 hours. If we sleep for 6 hours on an average, we have only 525,600 hours to experience life. If we use an average of 3 hours for bathing, eating and other chores every day, we will have only 438,000 hours left. We may fall sick sometimes. That is a further loss. Few years we spend as a child. Few years in old age. Effective years can be considered about 40? That is about 14,600 days on earth. Do not believe me. Do your own calculation. Contemplate on it. Ask yourself:
A. What do I want from this extremely limited incarnation?
B. Are this comparisons, anger, hatred, jealousy, competitions, conversions, revenge and all other emotions that make mind suffer worth it?
C. Do we really have to lie, cheat, steal, betray, doubt, condemn or convict at all?
D. Why do we choose violence at all? Is the violence our true nature or considering the limited hours on earth, is it worth it?
E. Why do we ever consider other species as lesser than ourselves and decide that they deserve only a second preference?
Contemplate more. Contemplate a lot more. Make a sea of change in life because every life meets with death. Every river meets the ocean sooner or later. Make a lifestyle change today. Right now. Life is not worth all those emotions and sufferings. Life has to be light and love because you are light and love. Keep remembering how tiny, small and fragile is our existence on this tiny planet in the cosmos called earth. Be aware. Shed your ego. Shed all unwanted emotions and catch up with what is lost already in the department of love. It is time. It is high time. Let that be your spiritual practice. Be good. Do good.

With Love

Let This Be Your Spiritual Practice

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Just sit quietly for a while. Stop whatever you are chasing. Just let go. Just contemplate. It is high time you do that.
Imagine your total existence on earth is just about 29,200 days if you will live for 80 years in this incarnation. This is about 700,800 hours. If we sleep for 6 hours on an average, we have only 525,600 hours to experience life. If we use an average of 3 hours for bathing, eating and other chores every day, we will have only 438,000 hours left. We may fall sick sometimes. That is a further loss. Few years we spend as a child. Few years in old age. Effective years can be considered about 40? That is about 14,600 days on earth. Do not believe me. Do your own calculation. Contemplate on it.

Ask yourself:

A. What do I want from this extremely limited incarnation?

B. Are this comparisons, anger, hatred, jealousy, competitions, conversions, revenge and all other emotions that make mind suffer worth it?

C. Do we really have to lie, cheat, steal, betray, doubt, condemn or convict at all?

D. Why do we choose violence at all? Is the violence our true nature or considering the limited hours on earth, is it worth it?

E. Why do we ever consider other species as lesser than ourselves and decide that they deserve only a second preference?

Contemplate more. Contemplate a lot more. Make a sea of change in life because every life meets with death. Every river meets the ocean sooner or later. Make a lifestyle change today. Right now. Life is not worth all those emotions and sufferings. Life has to be light and love because you are light and love. Keep remembering how tiny, small and fragile is our existence on this tiny planet in the cosmos called earth. Be aware. Shed your ego. Shed all unwanted emotions and catch up with what is lost already in the department of love. It is time. It is high time. Let that be your spiritual practice. Be good. Do good.

With Love

Creating Inner Stability – part 1

Mohanji Speaks

Zoom Satsang on 6th May 2018


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The aim is to create a society based on STABILITY. When I say stability, it also means internal maturity, richness, ability to give what you have in abundance.

Handling life

Q: If everything is happening through us, then all this confusion, good or bad, is meant to happen. So surrender, morning and night?

M: The will which created this effect has already happened. That is what we call the past. In the past we have done so many things and the effect of that past is happening now. If you look at our general life, you can see, the results of most of the things we do now, are coming later. Just take a normal life. Whatever we do know, the results happen later. Like that, the things we have done in the past, the emotions, the feelings, the effect of all those things of the past, is happening now. The cause is sitting there, its effect is sitting now. This stream of events is what we call life. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. Bad means it gives you pain. Good means it gives you pleasure, happiness. So life is going like a wave between the good and the bad, i.e. happiness and sorrow. It’s like a continuous flow. This is how it works.

When we look at life with expectation, the intensity of pain is higher, but if you approach life with acceptance, the intensity of pains is lower. When you accept a situation, spontaneously, you will feel lighter. If instead of acceptance there is expectation, there is resistance, then the pain is sustained. But please understand that you can’t stop the flow of life. It just happens, it keeps flowing. You need to remember that in that flow, the best thing for you to be as painless as possible, is accepting as it happens: ok, this is happening now, let me look at it peacefully and whatever caused it, i.e. whatever happened in the past which created this effect, I don’t want to know. Because analysis makes the pain persist. The more you analyse, the more reminded you are of the pain. Instead, it is better to leave the pain. Let the thing of the past remain the thing of the past. This moment is exactly what you have to do or experience. When you experience the current time to its fullest, without expectation, automatically you will feel better. This is the time when you can really work on. This time is very important. Present is very important. That awareness is the only awareness to lead a peaceful, beautiful life and that waking state time – time when you are awake. In the time when you are awake, you should also be alert i.e. you should be aware that this is happening and at the same time not resistant – ok this is happening, let me go through it, experience and let it go.


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Let the thing of the past remain the thing of the past. This moment is exactly what you have to do or experience.


Q: How to ensure protection for ourselves and our extended family?

M: The aspect of protection is inherent in every being. Every being, every species you take, has an instinct to survive. We also have the same. But because we operate through intellect much more than instincts, we have developed so many factors which can change the structure of our life and sometimes even put in a kind of dark spot. So it’s important that you keep chanting and connecting to your inside. Explore your full potential, by connecting to your inside. The whole power and the whole protection stays within you. What prevents it is the mind factor or the mind stuff which comes and overlaps it and makes you feel vulnerable. You just go beyond the mind stuff which is almost like clouds. Clouds obscure, fog obscures the road, then you cannot see. If you remove your mind stuff and look at life, immediately you can see that the whole power and the ability to protect yourself and the environment sits within you. It starts with intention. Second is connection. Intention means – may I with all my strength protect myself, may all my connections strengthen and protect the environment. In that mode, first is that you have to intend properly, then connect to something higher – to your master or to a particular deity. Third is surrender. Intention, connection, surrender. Surrender means you are accepting that unlimited power available for protecting yourself and the environment without conditions. No conditions. Unconditionally. That power is with you, within you and accessible to you. You must understand that and surrender to those powers.

Keep chanting and connecting to your inside. Explore your full potential, by connecting to your inside. The whole power and the whole protection stays within you, you have that.

So the right approach is that known path. When I say known path it can be the tradition, it can be your master, it can be a your process or it can also be your practice. There is no compromise or no substitute to practices. When you connect to yourself, when you connect to your practice, when you chant… you are surrendering. Nothing, nobody can touch you. Whenever you are mind subject, mind matter or mind stuff then you are as vulnerable as anybody can be. Because mind stuff is connected to something which is temporary. Mind is connected on a transactional or transitory level, mind is used or given or provided to experience the Earth, various matters of Earth. So mind has limitation. But we are talking about something which is unlimited, the whole force which created the creations. That’s always available to you and you are a part of it. Please have that remembrance, that you are ever unlimited and you will not be limited, ever. If you are clear and aware of that, guaranteed, you will automatically have instincts which are very sharp so that before something comes to you will know, or when you meet somebody, interact with somebody automatically your sixth sense will work better, so that will help you, prevention is always better than cure. It will help you.

Secondly, when you are deeply, deeply, connected with yourself, you will know everything before it happens. This is very, very important to understand. Connection with yourself is the feeling, acceptance is the way and then I said intention should be clear and pure, never intend anybody’s destruction, never intend anything selfish and always intend something good to yourself and everybody, Lokha samastha sukhino bhavantu  (May all the beings of the Earth be happy and peaceful). So if you consistently intend something positive, the positive comes to you.


When you have money, power, position, siddhis, if you do not have equal amount of maturity, it can all be harmful. But if you have maturity, then money, power, position, siddhis, all these things come handy.

Q: You said siddhis bind us, but don’t people who heal use siddhis? Can their whole journey be delayed?

M: Not necessarily. Everything is connected to maturity. When you have money, power, position, siddhis, and you do not have an equal amount of maturity, it can all be harmful. But if you have maturity, then money, power, position, siddhis… all these things come handy. Whatever you do with your mature outlook becomes beautiful. However, when you handle anything with an immature attitude, it will become a burden. It is important to understand that you are definitely mature in your outlook. When you have siddhi, money, power, when you are in position to do something nice, good, always do that with utmost kindness, compassionate attitude, attitude of service, gratitude. If you do that, automatically your lifestyle will change in a very large way. Inner richness will happen. When inner richness happens, then your life will be good.

Q: How can I deepen and strengthen my connection with You? Do all healers use positive energy to heal? Sometimes I feel I was healed with negative energy and felt subtly disturbed. Is it possible? How will I get to know from whom to take a healing, especially to get rid of enemies?

M: Enemies are sustained because of our own patterns structure or how we are constituted. Nothing is permanent and do not classify anything as enemies. People we do not agree with we call enemies. Those are not permanent at all. Nothing is permanent. Do not classify anybody as an enemy. There is a disagreement, that is ok. In life there will be disagreements of various nature, even with our family members, with the society. We agree with so many political decisions, sometimes we don’t agree … this is all part of existence, as we are all karmic beings essentially. We do not have to agree with everybody, we do not have to agree with everything, but at the same time be tolerant of the whole world. Better not to classify anybody as enemies. Somebody who does not like you or somebody whom you do not like, or behaves in a particular way, my suggestion is to avoid them. If you cannot handle something, better to stay away. Choose peace. Choose peace all the time. Choosing peace is very important. You need not interact with something which is negative by nature because that is a parameter that we would always be fighting . Many people in India are only thinking about their enemies but they do not think, “What else can we do for the world?” So please remember one thing, when you are connected to a good source it needs nothing from you. A source which needs something from you may not be a good source. A source which needs nothing from you and only needs your well-being, is a good source because the benchmark is, “What do they want from us?” Surrender or supplication, whatever you call that attitude. If nothing is needed, then the source has to be good. Because the source itself is self-sufficient. Source itself needs nothing. You need to understand, if the source is self-sufficient and needs nothing from you, you can definitely rely on that source. You can source energy from that source and you have nothing to worry about.


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A source which needs nothing from you and only needs your well-being, is a good source. Because the source itself is self-sufficient.


Secondly, always be socially committed, which means all the beings of this Earth are good and they need support. We need to be connecting with every being irrespective of species. When our aim and our ability are used to integrate the inter-species relationship of every being we come across, we can spontaneously, say by even giving a blessing like , “May you remain good, may you remain healthy”, the chain of reaction, emotion will increase the energy and the flow of energy spontaneously within yourself and within the society.

The aim is to create a society based on STABILITY. When I say stability, it also means internal maturity, richness, and ability to give what you have in abundance. You can’t give anything which you don’t have. What you can give is only what you can, what you have. This is something which you should always remember. So, there is nothing called bad energy that way. Because if you are adding to selfish or self-centered source, then it has to be bad because there is an expectation. Expecting is bad, not that it is bad by nature. When there is expectation, when it is not unconditional, when it is conditional, then the source is limited. Anything unlimited is never conditional. It cannot be.



Stillness is our original state. What is the meaning of sound? Sound is a state which we choose to make happen and it’s coming out of silence. Sound happens from silence and goes back to silence. Like that, stillness is a state where the mind is absolutely still, without thoughts. No thought state. In Sanskrit it’s called Nirvichara Samadhi – the state of no thoughts. When there is no thought, spontaneously the mind is quiet, it is still and when there are no thoughts the mind factor itself will become minimal. It will not be an exaggerated mind dwelling on anxieties, fears, guilt, all those things which the mind projects from things of the past will all die, and it will be just happiness and bliss because your mind will be steady or still in whatever is there to be present. In the present state, the mind is actually close to still mind. But if the mind is wondering and is anxious about the future or feels guilty of the past, then the mind will be very turbulent. Especially when we analyse the behaviours and various things of life: we keep on analysing and then it increases anxiety. It makes us very, very anxious. That is the other side of stillness.

Stillness is no movement, less thoughts, more stillness. This is how it works.

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Sound happens from silence and goes back to silence. Like that, stillness is a state where the mind is absolutely still, without thoughts.

Q: If everything happens with God’s will, then what is my duty and my role? Can’t I change that?

M: Your duty and your role is to experience the current moment, this moment. That is already happening. You are already experiencing this moment. You don’t have a choice. You can’t go back to the past and experience something. It’s already finished. And the future has not yet come. You’ll reach there. So you can change patterns at this time. God is allowing you to experience life. This is God’s will (laughs). God is not living the events of life. God is allowing you to have the expressions you like to experience. Like, you’ve entered the house and the landlord is allowing you to stay in that house. The landlord is not influencing your life. He is not making the decisions of your existence. Like that God is allowing you to have all your expressions and all your experiences. That’s it. So, God is not involved: but why do we experience certain patterns? It’s because in the flow of life, all these events which have come forward are all connected to things of the past. You see the effects now. The cause is in the past. You made some decisions or had some emotions, some drama of life which influenced you, and the memories of are causing the current effect. Every thing you do today will have its corresponding effect much later. So it’s not God who is making this happen. God is facilitating it. Just like electricity is facilitating the light . Because of the light we can see. It’s not that electricity decides the light, but without electricity there is no light. You should understand this in a very clear way because this is about your life, all the events of life. Everything you do has a link to something from the past. Your decisions, emotions, interactions, everything was created by a cause. You are experiencing the effect now and God is not involved in it. God has only provided a platform for it. Please understand, don’t blame God. Don’t blame anybody for the experiences.

Every thing you do today will have its corresponding effect much later. So it’s not God who is making this happen. God is facilitating it. Don’t blame God for your experience.


Q: My wife left me and I still love her. My heart is broken. Is it possible to make up with her and be together again?

M: This is a question about relationships. You know relationships. If you just look at your own life, you can see certain relationships happen. Any relationship, right from your childhood until now happened at a particular space in time. At a particular point. Some relationships have continued through time. They have survived time. Some relationships did not survive time, but everything has its corresponding value. Some have given pleasure, some have given pain, some have given lessons. Everything has something to do with you and your life ahead. In any relationship you enter, always understand, you will be with the particular person only as long as the karma of two individuals correspond. Not a day later, not a day earlier. Every relationship is connected to a certain frequency and certain duration. If you understood this, then you can understand the whole tapestry of life.

Basically what is happening is, we are living a life with EXPECTATION.  Like, we meet somebody and we think, ok, this person will be with me forever. But then, expectation breeds more and more expectations, and eventually reaches the level where you cannot even handle the expectations, forget about the relationship. Then there is bound to be a separation. Now you back track: how much expectation did you have about a particular relationship and what did you do about it? That tells you how the relationship happened. How the relationship survived time.


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If you give freedom to the other person and allow that person to be 100% themselves, you know, without any expectation, you will always see that the relationship exists.

What you need to do in order to maintain a successful relationship – you must LET GO. If you give freedom to the other person and allow that person to be 100% themselves, you know, without any expectation, you will always see that the relationship exists. Whenever somebody comes to you and builds up the expectation to a great extent, guaranteed disappointments will happen, at least to some degree es and that will lead to alienation, disturbance of mind, separation, anger, hatred, revenge, anything you call it. It can change its forms at any time.

All your connections and all relationships are based on HOW you see or feel with relationships. My suggestion has always been, whenever you meet somebody, MEET THEM WHOLEHEARTEDLY. Just connect to the person fully, with full understanding that that’s an individual, a new karmic being, a person who has a perfect karmic agenda. It doesn’t matter which nationality, gender, age: these things are not of value. But everybody is a perfect karmic being who is expressing their karma through time. And in this whole journey you are dumped somewhere. It doesn’t mean that you can’t change anything. In fact, you are probably adding a flavour or probably adding a lesson to it, or probably adding some expectations to it. The more expectations there are, the more chances are for disappointments.



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The more expectations there are, the more chances are for disappointments.

So acceptance is definitely important, but also remember how deep your expectations are about other people. That tells you how deep your relationships are in the world. The world is almost like a mirror. The more expectations you have, the fewer friendships you have. It is almost as simple as that. Otherwise, people will just love you because you look at everybody as yourself and you DON’T BIND people. You love them, you don’t mind them and you do not talk negative things. You do not say, “I expect you to do this, I expect you to do that.” So many different expectations and you are bound by it. That is probably why many relationships are getting separated.

But how do you counter it?

  1. Be aware of your expectation.
  2. Live or consistently express this ‘new you’. The ‘new you’ means a person with lesser expectation.

Consistently live that and the person will know that a change happened inside. Only we can change ourselves, we cannot change other people. Because they are all karmic beings and they only live within their boundaries. We can’t change it, nor can we change ourselves that way, but we can change our ATTITUDE to life. We can definitely look at life from a larger perspective and that will help you in all your relationships.

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People are only karmic beings living within their boundaries. We can’t change it. We can only change ourselves.


Read the part 2

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

Babaji Is in Every Tradition

Mohanji’s Talk in Belgrade

on May 20, 2017 (Satsang with Mohanji and Umashankar)


On the Tradition of Masters who are married and settled: one person asked George Bernard Shaw, “Should I get married?” He replied, “Definitely. You should get married.  If you’re very lucky, you’ll have a good life.  If not, you’ll become a philosopher.”

To start with, I would like to tell you that I’m a kind of melting pot of various Traditions.  But please understand that in India, all these Traditions are interconnected.  Like for example, there are a lot of rivers but all these rivers are connected internally, underground.  So if you take one Master, such as Babaji – Babaji is in every Tradition.  You would not see one Tradition where Babaji’s not.  So which Tradition does Babaji belong to?  Difficult to say, because all the Traditions are connected.  And why are there various Traditions?  Because there are various types of people.  Everybody cannot understand or follow every Tradition.  So there are a variety of Traditions, variety of Masters, paths, all reaching the same destination eventually.

Encounter with Babaji

I’ll brief you about my encounter with Babaji.  I think maybe many of you have read my blog, Babaji Beyond Definitions (part 2,3) which is translated into various languages.  I came to know about this man who is deeply connected to Babaji, called Babaji Boy – nobody knows his name, really – everybody calls him Babaji Boy.  And he is always in meditation.  If he sits for meditation he’ll get up only after seven days.  So I wanted to meet him because I had heard about him and about his deep meditations.  So I was curious.  I was just like any of you.  I was seeking.  I was trying to understand what is true spirituality.  So I wanted to meet this person.  The person who is associated with him said, “Mohanji, don’t waste your time.  You know, if you go there, he may not even look at you.  So why are you wasting your time?”  I said, “I just want to see him.  It’s a curiosity.”  Then he said, “Ok, no problem.”  He gave me the address. This guy is from Malaysia but he was visiting India.  I had actually landed that morning from abroad and was all too eager to meet him.  I went to him and he opened the door and said, “I was waiting for you.”  I was surprised.  Did he know me?  Because there was no introduction ever and he’s constantly in meditation.  There’s nothing you can tell him anyway.


Please remember this was in early in the year 2000.  I was not actually praying to Babaji or connecting to Babaji.  I was actually an ordinary seeker in that context. And he opened the door and said, “I was waiting for you.”  And then he said, “Babaji told me yesterday you’re coming and I have something to tell you.”  I was eager to hear what he wanted to tell me.  Then he said, “You know your problem?  Your mind is all over.”  I said, “Of course, I know that.”  This doesn’t need Babaji to tell me.  Then I said, “What do I do with it?”  “Babaji tells you that the technique is to split your mind into two.  Look at one part of your mind with the other.  When one dissolves, the other will dissolve.”  I said, “Amazing.”  A technique is given – just like that, casually.  That was the beginning.

I promise you, I did not understand the story fully.  I understood the words but I did not understand the meaning.  How do you split your mind into two?  First of all, you cannot catch the mind to break it into two.  Then he said, “Come inside.  Let’s meditate.”  That was my biggest fear because he wakes up after seven days.  I cannot sit for 15 minutes.  [Laughter]  I went inside because I could not say no, and he immediately sat down, closed his eyes – finished!  I’m sitting down looking at him.  I’m thinking about all the things.  I’m listening to the sounds outside.  Everything was happening in my head, and I didn’t know what to do.  I sat for thirty minutes maximum.  Then I prostrated at his feet.  He was already gone.  I prostrated at his feet and left.  But that gave me one answer – that Babaji knows me and Babaji’s talking to me.  Maybe he couldn’t talk to me directly but I got the message.

IMG_9401Second part of the story:  this is almost 10 days later.  There was a function.  They were honoring a few people and they wanted to honor me for my charity activities.  And I was really not too keen to get honored, but I was told that Babaji Boy’s coming there.  So I thought, “Okay, if I go for this function, I can probably spend some time with him.  And I was hoping that he will be awake, not in meditation, so that I can ask him something.  I reached there.  My first question was, “Where is Babaji Boy?”  They said, “Behind the stage, there is a room.  He’s sitting there.”  I went into the room and as I expected, he’s sitting like this [shows meditation pose, eyes closed], cross legged.  I didn’t know what to do so I sat in front of him.  Suddenly, he opened his eyes, looked at me, nodded and closed his eyes.

That moment – you must have experienced when you pour soda water in a glass, you see how the bubbles come? – something like that started happening inside.  Quite a lot of bubbles were happening from every cell of my body.  I had to sit down in front of him, and there was only me and him.  These bubbles were coming and I was losing my awareness. I was kind of getting blurred and blurred and I was losing the consciousness of the environment.  Something was happening inside.  I had not started splitting my mind at that point in time, because I did not know how.  But at one side of my mind I was knowing that the function was happening and they would be calling me to honor me.  On the other side, I knew I could not move.  So this was kind of a very difficult situation.  “What if they call my name? – one side of the mind is working.  And how will I get up and go?”  And the second side is, “I don’t want to leave this.”  So this was going on and in between I open my eyes and look at him and his eyes are closed, so nothing can happen.  So I was just there, waiting for something to happen.

DSC_1169Inside, I was crying, “Somebody help me.”  There were a few people on the stage, and there was one Saint on the stage.  Suddenly, this Saint came inside.  He walked straight in.  He just brushed my head and he left.  He went back.  This all started subsiding, and I could get up.  Babaji Boy was still in the same state.  Nothing had happened.  I came out and exactly at that point in time my name was called.  They were explaining what I did and all the stuff and said please come on stage.  At that point in time I came on stage, I received the award, and then they said, “Would you like to speak some words?”  By that time I was already occupied in silence.  I said, “No speech, thank you.”  I just left.  Then I went back to Babaji Boy.  When I entered the room, he was standing up.  His eyes were closed but he was doing some kind of yoga posture.  I was not too interested to see that, because if he had asked me to do the same posture I’d have needed an ambulance to go home.  His one leg was up and one down and his hands were elsewhere.  If I did that I’d be totally dislocated.  (If I remember right, at that time I didn’t have much insurance coverage.  Especially for disability.)  And then he looked at me.  He said, “It’s over – go!”  He hardly speaks you know, so these were very precious words.  He said go, okay that’s it.  That itself is good.  That means he acknowledged my presence and he’s allowing me to go.

Ten days later, he was going to the Himalayas to be with Babaji.  I could not meet him in between because it is difficult to meet him.  All the time he is in meditation.  I wanted to meet him but there was no chance.  The evening he was going, I got a call from him.  This was a great surprise for me.  He said, “I want to meet you.  I’m going, I want to meet you.  I’m coming to your house.”  I thought, “This is amazing.”  Then I said, “Babaji Boy, can you come for dinner?  Let’s have dinner together.”  He said, “Yes, I’ll come for dinner.”  I thought, “My God, this is like Babaji himself coming.”  I was so eager to see him.  He came to my home.  He said, “I want to talk to you alone.”  I said, “Sure.”  We were in one room.  Then he said, “I’m going back to Malaysia.”  I said, “I thought you’re going to the Himalayas to meet Babaji.”  He replied, “Yes, Babaji scolded me.  He asked me, ‘Do you think I’m sitting in the Himalayas?  Then who is sitting with you?  You have to come to the Himalayas to see me?  Are you crazy?  Go back home.’ So,I’m going back.”  He uses one card, one picture of Babaji.  That is his passport or his gateway to Babaji.  Babaji told him, “Give this to Mohanji.  You don’t need it any more.  Give this to Mohanji.  I will be talking to him.”

How Babaji started talking to me and how he gave me whatever I have now, this is all written so I don’t want to elaborate, especially since time is short.


A message from Babaji’s Guru, Bhoganathar

Last year, one of my followers, a chartered accountant, visited a Master.  This Master is deeply connected to the Siddha Tradition, which Babaji is part of.  He’s 70 plus years old.  When this Master saw this person, he asked, “Who’s your Guru?”  He said, “Mohanji.”  “Ah, I was waiting to talk to him.  I have something to tell him.”  And he spoke about me and even about Mila, my daughter.  Then the Master said that Babaji’s Guru, Bhoganathar, had been asking him to contact me.   He said, “Bhoganathar wants to talk to him.  I must speak to Mohanji.”  Normally, nobody has my number.  My phone number is not available.  So this chartered accountant contacted our people and said this person is asking for Mohanji’s phone number, can we give it?  I said, “Give it to this person.  It’s fine.”

IMG_9253He calls me and says, “I have important information for you.  Bhoganathar wants to get back to you and remind you of your days with him.”  Then he gave me a mantra, which is a particular mantra.  This is for me to connect to Bhoganathar.  He said, “Forty-one days you should chant this.  After that, Bhoganathar will start talking to you.”  I could not sit down for 41 days, not even for 41 hours.  So till now it has not happened.  I have kept the mantra.  I do have intention to sit down in some corner and chant, but schedules are not permitting so far.  And then this Master told me we must meet, I was also with you in that life.  Of course, I could not get much time to meet him, but then I met him in December last year.  We had a very, very detailed discussion.

One question I asked him:  “Tell me whether my understanding is true.  Bhoganathar was clear that Babaji is an Avatar of Lord Muruga, son of Shiva.  Was he clear?”  He said, “Yes, you’re absolutely right.”  He was an Avatar, and it was just like Sandipani Maharshi knowing that Lord Krishna was an Avatar.  There was nothing to teach him – he already knew everything.  But to keep the Tradition going, they attended with the Gurus and the normal path of learning.  But they were all enlightened by birth.  They were all Avatars.  Just like Adi Shankara.  When Adi Shankara at the age of eight, went to Govindapada, Govindapada asked him, “Who are you?”  Then he replied, “Mano buddhyahankara chittani naham, Na cha shrotra jihve, na cha ghrana netre, Na cha vyoma bhumirna tejo na vayuhu, Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham.”  “I’m not the mind.  I’m not the body.  I’m not the organs of action.  I’m not the organs of perception.  I am Shiva.”  If you can talk like this at the age of eight, what will you learn from anybody?

A communion with Babaji


So later on of course, one incident I remember was when I was having a communion with Babaji.  I was so expanded.  When Babaji speaks to you, there is one advantage.  You cannot even move your finger.  Forget about your mind wandering.  Your mind itself is dissolved.  You can’t even move your finger.  It will be like just reception.  That’s it.  So at one point in time I was feeling overwhelming love for everything.  Just love.  I couldn’t even contain the love – too much love.  I told Babaji, “Babaji, you know something, I really love you.”  Babaji said: “Cut that nonsense.”  Later on I understood various dimensions of Babaji, just like I said.

Boganathar, Babaji's guru
Siddha Bhoganathar

When Sage Bhoganathar, the great Siddha, wanted to make the idol of Lord Muruga in the temple of Palani, Babaji was his model.  Lord Muruga is called Kumara.  He’s not growing beyond sixteen.  He arrested his growth at sixteen.  And that you can see in the Nath Tradition very distinctly, which I’ll explain later.  Bhoganathar combined the 9 poisons in a particular order, and created the idol of Lord Muruga based on Babaji because he is the Avatar.  There was no other model needed to create Muruga.  The 9 poisons were mixed together in such a way to cure every disease – all diseases.  Even now, if you go to the temple of Palani, they do abhisheka.  They pour milk over the idol and they give you the milk.  That is supposed to take away all the toxins from the system.  This is one example.

Nath Tradition

Nath Tradition is one of the most powerful Traditions of India.  As I said earlier, there is a connection between all Traditions, through the underground.  Outside it all looks like different rivers, but inside it’s the same water.  Nath Tradition has its origin from Lord Krishna.  When Lord Krishna was leaving his body, knowing that after leaving his body his teachings could get destroyed, he told Lord Dattatreya to codify the Nath Tradition. He asked the nine Narayanas, which are actually his own sequential parts, to come to Earth and attain the bodies of Navanath – nine Nath Gurus.  And in that Tradition, Adinath is Lord Shiva, and Balaknath is Babaji.  When I met Avadhoota Nadananda . . .  I think some of you have read the Autobiography of an Avadhoota – a very, very powerful autobiography.  If you haven’t read you should read it.  A man’s quest from atheism – not believing in God – to the Pontiff of Gyanganj.  Great journey.  That book is available in Serbian language too.  You must read it.

Our job is to empower you

Nath gurus

When I met Avadhoota Nadananda, he asked me one question.  “Why did you come here?  What do you want from me?”  I said, “I just wanted your blessings.  I came to see you.”  I never go to any Master requesting something because that’s the silliest thing you can do.  If you go to a Master and ask for something, he may give it, but if you’re supposed to get a Mercedes why do you settle for a cheap car? Might as well keep the mouth shut and receive.  Every true Master understands who is coming in front of them and knows what to give. If a Master doesn’t know what to give, that means he is operating at the same level as the person who has come. I have tested this. Actually, I’m very, very naughty with this kind of stuff.  I went testing one Master – an 80-year-old man.  He has his own helicopter.  He’s so busy he flies.  To meet him is a big problem.  One of the people said you must meet my Guru and he took me.  I said I will come, I will not tell who I am.  And I was in jeans and t-shirt and bandana and all that kind of stuff.  So no way can they think I’m somewhere connected to spirituality.  They will think probably I’m a musician or somebody crazy.

He was sitting down.  A lot of people were sitting.  I sneaked in and sat in one corner.  He was talking to everybody.  Suddenly he looked at me.  He asked, “Who are you?”  I said, “I just came for your blessings.”  Then he started talking.  Again, he looked at me.  “Who are you?”  Something was bothering him.  He was not leaving me.  Then he held my hand for some time.  “Ah, no mind.  You have arrived.  Why are you sitting here?  What do you want from me?”  What I’m saying is, if you go to any Master, actually you don’t need to ask anything.  They understand.  They give to you.

Mohanji and Nadananda

So with Avadhoota Nadananda, I said, “I need nothing, I just need your blessings.”  Then he said, “I will get the information.”  And Gyanganj especially, is a place where you cannot go.  It’s actually a location in Tibet, but even if you ask the monks in Tibet they will say there is nothing like that.  But there is a place where great Masters are meditating and that place belongs to numerous Masters who have been on Earth but relocated, kind of, after death, after attaining samadhi.  Various Masters are existing in that realm and that is the causal layer of the Earth.  Causal layer is where everything starts from, that is where all the seeds are sitting, all the impressions.  So this is where whatever Traditions happening in this world have a root, there in Gyanganj.  And Nadananda was the Pontiff of Gyanganj.  I didn’t want to express too much about what I do, to Nadananda, because he’s a great Master.  He’s a Pontiff.  I just prostrated at his feet and took his blessings.  And then he said, “I will get information.”

The next day, he suddenly comes into the room and says, “I want to honor you.  Babaji told me, ‘We sent him there.’ ”  So that Babaji is Mahatapa.  He’s known as Mahatapa in the Avadhoota Tradition.  In Gyanganj, Babaji is known as Mahatapa.  So we know Balaknath, Mahatapa, Lord Muruga are all one person.  Different costumes or different manifestations, but it’s all same.  I was hearing about Gyanganj for the first time.  Then it went on – like that it went.  He honored me, etc.  And then it was in June last year that I had an invitation to inaugurate a restaurant in Shirdi.

Mohanji and AvadhootaI was to be going there and Nadananda was also invited, so we were together.  I call Nadananda as  “Guruji.”  So Guruji calls me and says, “Mohanji, I want some time alone with you.  Can you arrange it?”  I said, “Guruji, definitely, we’ll have time together.”  We had breakfast.  Then Guruji said, “Let’s go.”  He said nobody was to come along with us.  We two were walking.  And remember, Guruji has sixth stage cancer.  He’s suffering from cancer.  He was walking.  I was walking.  And then while we were walking he was telling me some things casually.  But you know what?  Whenever a Master speaks I do not ask why he is speaking this, or I do not think.  I just listen.  He was telling me, “Mohanji, you know something?  When Baba came to this place there were only some snakes and foxes.  Nothing was there.  Now you look at all these buildings, all these restaurants, all these hotels, brimming with business.  Millions of people are coming here.  Remember how many people are eating food in his name.  When Baba was here, he was like a wandering beggar.  He was visiting houses for food and people were feeding him.  He lived a poor man’s life.  Today the whole place is brimming with life, activity, money.”  He said, “You know, this is the way we live also.  Tomorrow, a lot of people will eat food in our name.”  I said, “Guruji, but it’s okay.  Why should we worry about it?”  “No, no, I’m just telling you so that you know.”  “Ok.”

Mohanji-and Nadananda233I never ask any Master where we are going.  I just walk with them.  So I didn’t ask Guruji where we were going, and we were walking.  And suddenly he said, “Mohanji, we’ll not go into the temple.  Those who have to see us will come outside.”  I said, “Ok.”   But I realized something is going on.  Some ritual is happening, even though he was not telling me.  When we were walking around, we went around the temple, where Shirdi Sai Baba’s body is.  Then we went to the water well where Baba used to draw water a hundred years ago.  He used to draw water and use it to water the garden.  We went there and now that place is closed.  You cannot actually go to the water well.  When we reached close to it, a security guard came and opened the gate and said, “You’re welcome to go in.”  I was surprised.  They don’t even know us.  They allowed us to enter.  Guruji said, “Look into the well.  Can you see your face?”  Then I looked and I could see my face.  I said, “Of course.  In the water you can see your reflection.”  I said, “I can see my face.”  “Ok, job done.  Come.”  We walked and then we sat down in one place.  And Guruji was saying, “Mohanji, your followers and my followers and all these people – we are thinking we are doing a lot of charity.  But what charity is it?  There’s always doership.  (Means I’m doing something for other people.)  That means even there, there is a bit of ego, you know, I like to give to you.  You remain poor always so I can keep giving to you.  You know, this kind of ego.  In fact, if we are delivering something to somebody, there is no somebody.  There’s nobody outside.  You are actually giving to yourself.  There’s nobody outside of you.  If that attitude doesn’t happen, charity is not real.”  I told Guruji, “Guruji, I’m telling this to the world all the time.  Whenever you do charity, don’t have doership.  Don’t think you are doing.  You should always have gratitude.”  I said, “This I teach wherever I go.”  He said, “Ok.”  Suddenly he got up and said, “Get up.  He’s waiting.”  I had no clue who was waiting.  We got up and came around the Shiva temple on the other side of the samadhi of Baba.  There was one man standing there – very, very thin, very lean, with the hair tied on top like Swamiji,* much more, and just wearing one cloth, nothing much.  He looked like a wandering monk, very, very lean – dark, lean, thin.

Shirdi Sai BabaI did not carry any money, so Guruji took some money from his cloth, gave it to me and said, “Give it to him.”  I went, he looked at me and kind of nodded his head.  I gave the money, he received it and then Guruji said, “Let’s go.”  We walked.  This saint looked around 30, the maximum you can say below 40.  He looked young.  Then later on, while walking, Guruji said, “You know who this was?  This is the Guru of Bhagavan Nityananda, Bhruguram Paramahamsa.”  If you read the book ‘Autobiography of an Avadhoota’, you will read this name.  He’s the Guru of Bhagavan Nityananda.  “He’s the one who took me to Gyanganj.  Now you have given him dakshina – the donation – you are directly connected to Gyanganj.  My job is over.”  He said, “When Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa empowered Vivekananda, he did not create a saint, he said he created a lion who could roar in the world.”  He said, “We are empowering you to roar in the world.”  I had no clue how to roar but okay.  But one thing was clear about all these Masters, like Bhruguram Paramahamsa who had left his body well before.  His Guru had been Keenaram Paramahamsa, and Keenaram Paramahamsa empowered Guruji with the siddhis of dhoora shravan . . .  You can hear from a distance, you can see things at a distance, all these things.

IMG-20170113-WA0002So all these Masters are working simultaneously.  Tradition is working!  You know, when you become part of the Tradition, there’s nothing for you to do.  He told me, “Your job was to come here.  Our job is to empower you.  Now you don’t have to walk.”  This is the promise of the Tradition.  Please understand.  All the Traditions – including what Swamiji was talking about – the Tradition is empowering you.  Even the Buddha faced this thing.  Buddha was meditating for a long time and nothing was happening.  Finally he got fed up.  He said, “What am I doing?”  Activity was not giving the realization.  Then he said, “Enough is enough.”  He dropped everything.  Then what happened?  Enlightenment happened.  What he felt when he was so expanded and when the leaf fell from the tree : “It fell through me.”  That means you are beyond your size, you have expanded so much, everything is inside.  So your activity can take you only to a certain level.  Beyond that, it’s Beingness that works.  You have to just Be.  Tradition helps you.  Tradition empowers you.  It takes you forward.

Traditions are interconnected.  Why Traditions are different outside is because you have a different orientation.  Each person has a different orientation.  We talk about this path of devotion, path of knowledge, path of activity and path of dissolution.  All these paths are suitable for somebody.  So every path has value.  Every Master has value.  Every Master is delivering something unique.  Never compare.  All Masters are valuable.  Every Master is sent.  And who is the right Master for you?  As per your orientation, what you can do and who guides you, that’s the right one for you.  [Holds up a glass of water.]  What is the strength of this glass?  The space.  This is exactly the strength of a disciple.  If you are empty, you are eligible.  If you’re filled with concepts, filled with fears, filled with ideas, filled with prejudices, you have no space for any Master to give you anything.  As I said, I had no clue what to ask any Master.  This was my biggest strength, because if I had asked for something small I would have gotten it probably – some siddhis, for example.  Actually this is one of the things which Babaji told me in my second communion.

Second communion with Babaji


Those days I was practicing.  From 3am to 8am I used to meditate.  I was working as well.  Those days when I looked at a person I could see through the person, all the past lives, future lives.  Everything I could see.  And I had no idea what to do with this information.  Should I tell this person?  A couple of times I tried telling and it became a disaster.  I was a general manager of a company.  They started asking, “Are you some kind of an astrologer?  What are you talking about?”  Then I had to explain too much and I thought this is not good – better keep quiet.  Then when I had the second communion with Babaji, Babaji said, “Look here, you can actually tell the future of everybody and sit in one corner and everybody will come to hear their future out of insecurity.  Is this what you want to do or would you like to take people to Liberation?”  I said, “Definitely I would like to take people to Liberation if I can.”  Then he said, “Tathaastu. [So be it.]  Drop the siddhis.  You don’t need them. Drop them.”  I have never checked if I have any powers afterwards, because I realize having powers is easy but to have the maturity to maintain them is very difficult.  Sometimes you get carried away – oh, I know all these things so I can probably do something.  That is a trap.  The moment you start using any power, it becomes your trap.  People may appreciate you because you’re extraordinary but that again is a trap.  If you’re walking the path of Liberation, everything is a trap.  So might as well be empty – nothing.  And the highest feeling you get when you reach a certain stage is that you know nothing.  Then you are home.  Then you are fine.  If you feel you know something, mind is involved.  If you feel you know nothing – empty – good enough, you are fine.

Be empty, then Master fills in

IMG_9134Please remember, only when you have ownership of activity you have karma.  If you do not have ownership of activity . . .  Like Lord Krishna says, “If you surrender your action and the results of action to me, I release you from the karmic binding.”  Same thing.  Like Swamiji* was explaining – what is the state of emptiness?  It’s a state where TPS is very low – thoughts per second is almost nil.  Empty state is that you are not thinking when you are sitting in front of the Master.  You’re just allowing the Master to operate through you.  And also, never judge somebody whose frequency is beyond your imagination.  Never criticize.  Never try to measure an ocean with an ounce glass.  If you don’t do these mistakes, you don’t need to do anything else.  The Master fills in.  Or that is the emptiness – as I said the strength of the glass is in the space.  If the space is not there, then what can a Master give you?  So, as a fundamental principle, all you need – your whole eligibility – is about being empty.  And sometimes you have to unlearn a lot of things for that, because we have collected so much data into the system.  Like Swamiji was explaining, the computer is about to crash, so what you need to do is to throw away a lot of stuff, create some space and allow Masters to work through you.  That’s all you need.  And as I said, in my experience, when I was wandering, I was searching, various times I felt, what am I doing?  There’s no meaning in action.  There’s nothing to do.  Just be available.  Just be you.  Then the Master takes care of you.  You don’t need to do anything.  This was the truth which kept coming back to me.

Encounter with a Guru at Kumbh Mela

We’ll just conclude it.  You know, she [Devi] comes with me to certain programs, especially like Kumbh Mela, etc., and puts me in the soup.  One time, it was in 2010 I believe, we were standing outside.  She was with me.  And we saw one saint and he resembled Osho very much.  I went to him and said, “You look like Osho.”  And he started laughing.  With his beard and everything, he was looking like Osho and I couldn’t resist it.  Then he said, “I came with my Guru.  My Guru is here in the neighborhood.”  “Oh, you have a Guru.”  Then he said, “He’s a very great Master.  He’s one of the key Masters of the Kumbh Melas.  So if you like to meet him, I’ll take you.”  I said, “Definitely, I’d like to.”  So we went, the both of us, and you know, I normally don’t open my mouth in front of Gurus.  She talks. [Laughter]  So when we went, he was lying down – he’s a 90-year-old man – lying down on a bed.  And this ‘Osho’ took us straight to him and asked us to sit next to him.  When we sat down, he sat up.  He asked, “Who are you?”  I didn’t say anything.  I just bowed down [shows hands in namaste].  She said, “He teaches meditation.”  [Laughter]


He was looking at me.  “What meditation are you teaching?”  I said, “Nothing.”  Then he started asking me questions, one by one, like a bullet.  He was testing me, whether I know something.  And in Hindi – my quota of Hindi is very limited.  I answered in Hindi.  He asked six questions. I answered six questions.  Then he smiled, then he tapped me and said, “Good, you have arrived.  Eat from my ashram.  Go.  Take them.  Give them food.”  Then I told her, “Never, ever, say things like this in front of any Gurus, because we have no clue what they’re going to ask now.”  And she was sitting quiet.  She was enjoying this game.  The moral of the story is never put your head in a lion’s den.  One question he asked, I remember, was: what is your purpose?  Not exactly what is the purpose of life – he asked me, “In spirituality what is your benchmark?  What have you set for yourself?  I said, “My presence should be more powerful than my teaching.  If that is not happening, I’m not worth it.  My energy and presence should be powerful enough to transform, rather than my teachings.”  Then the last question in Hindi that he asked was: “So what would you like to teach the world?”  “Nothing,” I said.  That he liked.  He laughed, actually.  He said, “This is the right path.”  He said, “Don’t think that people need to know something.  They already know.  All you have to do is, with just your emptiness, allow them to reveal themselves.”

* “Swamiji” refers to Sunyogi Umasankar, who spoke earlier at this event.

Transcribed by Natesh Ramsell