Collect Yourself into a Unit – part 2

Mohanji Speaks – Zoom satsang on 15th July 2018

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It is important that you connect to yourself and practise being yourself totally; neither what others think about you, nor what you think about others or yourself. It is very important that you completely accept yourself and dissolve within yourself. That makes you one UNIT.

Q: Can you please tell us more about the Atmananda blogs?

Mohanji: We are almost completing the Atmananda blogs; books are going to happen, and the team is working to put this together, so it will be ready for publication very soon. Hopefully by mid-August we should have that book. Atmananda is an Avadhoota and what we are trying to explain through Atmananda, who is a fictional character, is the state of an Avadhoota on earth – somebody who can have anything but needs nothing. Existence in perfect freedom. We all talk about freedom. We look at choices and we say this is our freedom e.g. to have a particular food or not, to be married or not, to have a material or not… This is our freedom we talk about. That is all relative freedom. But existence in perfect freedom is: you need nothing from here, you are ready to give everything possible to the world and not having expectations is your strength. Atmananda depicts extreme supreme qualities of a total renunciate in these blogs coming as a book which will be entitled “The Silence of Shiva”.

Silence of Shiva - stories about an avadhoota Atmananda, written by Mohanji

Q: If we wish to get liberated, can someone else’s attachment to us bring us back?

Mohanji: Liberation is a state within. If you are constantly in that state of liberation, it means you are not too dependent on any material, situation, person, emotion, requirement, pattern, any particular flavour, anything around or anything inside. That becomes what you are. When that happens, nothing outside will affect you.

When you are still exploring yourself, when you are not fully convinced or established in the path of liberation, then everything is conditional. That means a person’s presence, influence, somebody’s emotions… all of these will be processed within. Whatever you process inside, you hold a certain amount inside.

For example, you bring in some materials from the supermarket into the house and you are processing some food inside the house. There will be remnants of the food until you throw it all away. For some time those foods remain in the house, quite often in the refrigerator. Likewise, every emotion, every thing which we gather from outside has a duration of existence within us. A liberated person, or a person who is truly on the path of liberation, will have less storage, less processing inside. It means the level of acceptance will be very high. In that mode, whatever happens outside, you will not be affected. Your mind will be stable, it will not be swaying with emotions, there will be no possessiveness, no possessions. No possessions or positions will affect you. Like that, when a person is completely happy with existence, contented with what they are, nothing outside can affect them deeply or permanently.

Mohanji quote - The seret to peace

It is very important to understand that whatever affects you deeply or permanently, actually affects two aspects within, mind and ego. The mind aspect also includes the intellect aspect (buddhi – intelligence) and ego, the personality aspect. If these are affected, it prevents liberation. Following are some binding factors: “I am so and so, I expect so and so, my positioning in this world is this pattern or a mode, I expect a certain type of appreciation or approval from the world”. Instead, if we are flowing with life, it doesn’t matter if people approve us or not, it doesn’t matter if we approve somebody or not, life goes as it is. In this existence, no one can influence you or prevent you from progressing. The flow which we call life, has liberation INBUILT. All you need is to recognise that aspect of us and nurture it. Look at birds and animals in the nature – only when they are hungry, they search for food, or are occupied with the act of eating. They will not eat because they are bored. Likewise, animals and birds which are not nocturnal, live their life in the morning hours, and slow down at sunset. They then go back to their cages, shelters or nests and take it easy until they wake up the next day at sunrise and then go through the day. They always follow the sun; they are in tune with nature. They do not wonder, “What will I eat tomorrow or are things ok today, is what is provided today good enough?” They just accept life as it comes. There is no anxiety, there is no fear, and there is no expectation. All of this makes a person liberated – we have liberation inbuilt in us. However, human beings have many expectations, fundamentally from us, for ourselves and also for the world. This really violates our existence. That is why we have anxieties, fears, depression… All those things happen because of non-understanding of the liberation aspect within. If you understand that we are liberated by birth, we will not have this problem. We can choose to stay liberated. It doesn’t mean that you will not have relationships. You can have relationships; they sustain and become very effective, if your expectations from them are very low. Likewise, choose to give more than you take, so that you are always in the richness mode. When you are able to give what you have, share what you have, you are rich within. If you are in the richness mode, you are in the liberated mode. So, liberation has various dimensions, which you can explore and express all the time. You don’t even need a guide for it. You just have to look within. This is part of you and this understanding is inevitable in daily life.

Mohanji quote - I am just a reminder

Q: What should be practised every day to stabilise the mind?

Mohanji: Being YOU. You should practise BEING YOURSELF every day. That means: understand the nature that is “you”. Everybody has a nature i.e. what suits you. You have certain qualities, certain dimensions, and a certain composition, and there is no one like you. You are a unique composition. Therefore, it is important that you connect to yourself and practise being yourself totally; neither what others think about you, nor what you think about others or yourself. It is very important that you completely accept yourself and dissolve within yourself. That makes you one UNIT. Not the fragmented you, who is always trying to prove something to somebody. You are always trying to be somebody else through comparisons or approvals. This is diluting us and fragmenting us. Instead, we conglomerate ourselves and settle in ourselves as one UNIT. That means body is here, mind is totally aligned here with this body. Body and mind aligned, intellect is aligned, personality is aligned, and you are a very powerful unit. That should be your daily practice.

Ask yourself these questions, “Why do I get distracted? What do I expect? Why don’t I have relationships sustained?” The answer would always be, “I don’t have a relationship with myself.” My relationship with myself is faulty. I do not value myself. Or, I do not appreciate myself. I do not encourage or experience myself.” You are only looking outside. You are in a false mood of serving others. That’s absolutely not a true thing. You are insufficient or insecure, so you try to serve other people, get approval from other people, and in the bargain you suffer. Instead, we should understand and ponder, “Am I appreciating myself? I am a total and complete incarnation.” All of us are. Nobody is higher, no one is lower, everybody is the same. Are we appreciating ourselves? Am I coming to terms with myself?” If you know that we have come to terms with ourselves fully, then nobody can shake you. No situation will upset you. No event will topple you. Your everyday practice in this fast pace of time, is to be yourself totally. Not as a father, a mother, a guru, a disciple, brother or a sister… not as a relative relationship but as a complete unit which is everything but which is not anything. That is exactly what you should be. You are complete by birth, you are not in terms of somebody else. You are yourself as a total individual. If you practise this, you will be unshakeable. Neither you need anything from anybody nor can anybody be blamed for your existence.

Mohanji quote - Spend time with yourself

Actually the world is completely what you have projected, not the world as it is. The world is neutral. It is a neutral world we live in. However, we project what we are to the world, and we complain saying that the world is not giving back what we wanted. It will not, because expectation has nothing to do with the world. World has nothing to do with it. World has nothing to do with your desires. You get what you deserve and what you deserve is what is within you, how you are. That is what you deserve, so you are only getting what you deserve. You are not getting what you desire, and then we complain, ”I did not get what I desire.” You won’t, because you are not raising your eligibility to receive it. This is exactly why connecting to yourself, settling into yourself, understanding yourself, assimilating yourself, accepting yourself. This is your sadhana. This is exactly how it should be.

Q: What is Raja yoga? Please describe the practice associated with it.

Mohanji: Swami Vivekananda has explained in detail about Raja yoga. There are numerous other texts, too. In a nutshell, we can say that it is the yoga where you are connecting and dissolving into the Supreme Unmanifested, the intangible form of pure energy which is brighter than a million suns. We are not connecting to an object. It is beyond bhakti, jnana, karma, etc. or it is a mixture of everything. Raja is a king or an emperor. Yoga is that you are an emperor, i.e. you are not bound by anything on earth. That is exactly what Raja yoga is. Something which is unbound. Nothing can bind you, no practice, thing, person, situation, or time – nothing binds you. That is the state. It’s a state of being totally free.

All the practices which lead to the state of Raja yoga are being yourself, being one UNIT. First you become a unit completely, and then you become the universe.  When you are a unit, you gain the potential to become the universe. The path of Raja yoga is about being universe or being one with yourself i.e. you become a unit. Once you become a unit, you are totally with yourself. Your mind and body are totally aligned and, as one unit you are fully established inside. Then you start expanding from within. That means you assimilate everything scattered in you, then you start expanding from within, then your expansion grows with time and effort or the presence or state. As a state, you expand and then you automatically become the universe. So, from unit to the universe is a spontaneous thing, but to become a unit you need effort. That’s Raja yoga.

Mohanji quote - Alignment

Q: Is enlightenment predetermined?

Mohanji: Enlightenment is predetermined in the sense that when your predominant purpose of this incarnation is enlightenment, definitely yes. However, for everybody we have an option. That is what I mentioned earlier in the story of Nagarjuna. The thief asked, “How many lifetimes will I take to be like you, totally liberated?” Nagarjuna said, “This moment. It’s a decision you make. When nothing else matters, only liberation matters, then it is a very fast process.” What happens is that in the path, we get fascinated with so many things around us, so many lures, so many expectations, things we need from the Earth. Therefore, we keep coming back. Second, we have so many regrets because we thought, “Oh, I could have done better,” guilt factors, we convert various things from the past into guilt, then various emotions such as anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge, the kind of binding emotions which really pull you down, reducing your frequency so much that you go down in the level of evolution (frequency-wise). Then you have to climb up the ladder again because you went all the way down with these negative emotions. “Negative” means all the heavy emotions which bind you, which pull you down. This is why it is getting delayed.

Mohanji quote - Clarity, confidence

But IF your mind is occupied with goodness, acceptance (and similar), we are only benevolent to the world, we love people without conditions, we accept things as they come. All of us are karmic beings expressing our own karma in our daily life, choicelessly in a way, without blaming anybody, or expecting anything. THAT helps you to grow in awareness and in that case, just like Nagarjuna said, it’s a choice this moment.

If liberation is your priority, that will come to you. If material satisfaction, gratifications are your priority, that will happen to you. Whatever you desire strongly will happen to you sooner or later, in this life or another life. It is your choice as to what you want. You can choose a material, spatial or emotional gratification – that is your choice. Now, if your choice is liberation, then that option is open.

Mohanji quote - We realise what we focus on

It is definitely predetermined and you have to nurture it on a conscious level. That means you have to be aware – “I don’t want to be a part of this birth and death cycle. I do not wish to be helplessly bound in choiceless emotional wrangles. I want to be free from these. I want to be liberated.” Then you associate with a Master who is liberated; that helps you because when you are in THAT frequency, that is, in the frequency of a person who is already liberated, it stabilises you. That is why the proximity of a liberated Master helps. Otherwise, you will only see the man, the mannerisms, the character, the constitution, just like another person. There is no difference. If you see that, then there is no point in being with the Master. Then you need to spend time with yourself and sort yourself out. You have to assimilate yourself, to discard what is not yours, or what you don’t need, assimilate what you need and increase your goodness factor. You have to elevate yourself in awareness and settle down in one purpose which is liberation from birth and death. When in that mode, you reach a particular level, then you connect to a Master who is liberated. Otherwise there is no point. Because somebody else is in the path, there is no point in your travelling in the path.

Mohanji quote - Authenticity

The second thing is – acceptance should be absolute. Otherwise there is no point. If I accept somebody partially, I only get partially. If I accept a situation partially, I only get that partially. Acceptance should be total and acceptance should happen with you first. You need to accept yourself fully. Why do we accept somebody partially? Because we have not accepted ourselves fully. That is why we cannot accept another person fully. These things should be clearly understood. When we understood these things very clearly, it’s very easy to connect to the whole world. Whatever you look at around, you will look with total dispassion. You will look with love, kindness, compassion, you will have no enemies, you will have nothing to fight against. You will be against nothing. Even your own life, your own situations, people around you, everybody is fine; they are all karmic beings playing their life. You may approve, you may disapprove, but nothing changes. Whether you approve or disapprove it, nothing changes. You will be peaceful, the world will be peaceful, everything will be peaceful and then you will spontaneously rise in awareness. In that mode, when you connect to a liberated Master, you will automatically move in rocket speed towards liberation. Until then you need to spend time in assimilation. You need to put your fragmented pieces together and make one unit. This is fundamental. That is why enlightenment is possible, liberation is possible, dissolution is possible, by taking one step. That one step should be a firm step. CONVICTION should be firm, CONSISTENCY and CONTINUITY should be there. Continuity means today, tomorrow, the day after… you should be thinking about the same thing. You should be STEADFAST in your decision, and not change it tomorrow, then you come back again. That won’t work. In the flow it should be permanent, perpetual and without second thoughts. No doubts. One doubt can be the poison. If you leave one doubt in your mind, ”Oh, is this exactly what I want to do?” then that will work against you. “Against you” means it will pull you down or reduce your speed. A single doubt means a hole and that one hole will take the water out, eventually.

Mohanji quote - Consistency

To conclude, it is important to understand, that being a unit is fundamental. In being a unit you need to assimilate yourself totally, then you connect to a liberated Master. For the sake of being a unit you connect to a liberated Master. Stay there. Be there. Be completely practical and also steadfast in this journey. Being practical is extremely important. Being positive is extremely important. Practise positivity. Ignore negativity. Do not try to judge or criticise people or gossip. These are unnecessary and unnatural in the path of liberation. What is natural is being a unit, completely within yourself, totally accepting yourself, the purpose should be very clear and be fully occupied with your purpose. Then liberation is right now, at this point in time. It would not take time.

Q: How do the Masters operate on earth after they leave the body?

Mohanji: As I explained, when you become a unit, then the expansion is in 360 degrees. That means, first and foremost, you conglomerate yourself and become one unit. There is nothing outside of you. You have no mind outside of you. You brought back all your scattered mind – from your past, your future or materials around you, emotions – all these things are discarded and then you bring your mind back to yourself; your mind is within, intellect is within, personality, ego, everything is within, you are one unit. Then you start expanding in 360-degree awareness. That continuously expands, you become everything: the plants, trees, animals, birds, the wind, the Sun, the Moon… everything is you. You are totally expanded in that mode. Body becomes only one aspect to say that you have incarnated. That is all. When you are expanded and stabilised in that mode, even if you leave the body, that stabilisation does not end. When people connect to that physical form or that name, that conglomerates the energy again. Energy is already spread all over. Energy is not in the body, only because the unit has already become the universe. In that mode, when somebody connects to this unit, the form which is familiar, in fact they are connecting to the universe because the unit has already become the universe.

Mohanji quote - Master, become

The first, the foremost and the last step is to become a unit. Becoming the universe, which is expansion in 360 degrees, happens automatically. When it happens automatically, it stabilises after a while, and when the Master leaves the body, it is not leaving the body, it is expanding and stabilising in expansion. That is why the bodies of masters who have left in that mode are still places of power.  Thousands of people are attracted to those places and those bones are still talking. Their mortal remains are still talking, still working, continue to make a difference and bring about transformation in people.
The master who left the body has become the universe. Universe is permanent, perpetual. When you have not become a unit and you die, death then means leaving the body. It is like leaving a rented house. Once you leave there is nothing to be done with the house anymore because it is not yours. But when you are expanded, you do not have to come back because you are everywhere. There is no point in taking another unit unless there is a need on a dharmic level. Otherwise a master won’t take a body. One unit or body is taken, only for representing a particular tradition or a particular stature or state to the world. People connect to the stature or state of the master, and then to the consciousness. When they connect to the consciousness, they become one with the master. When connection to the consciousness is perpetual over time, when it is frequent and it is flowing over time, in that mode the person becomes the master. There is no difference because the unit has connected to the universe which already exists in the form which they like, which they connect to and then they merge with the universe. They become one with the universe so they also dissolve into this universe. The potential of a unit to become the universe is enhanced or stabilised by the master’s presence.
While living itself, if you are expanded, you are everywhere. If somebody thinks about you, you can be there. That shows the stature of the master, the level at which the master is operating from. It means he has already collected himself into one unit. Not only that, he has already expanded sufficiently, to be with anybody who is connected to him. This is while “living”. While “leaving”, it just stabilises. The master does not leave at all. For generations to come, the master will still be functional, working and supporting, guiding and also liberating.

Mohanji quote - I am that

Q: How to get into a state of constant intoxication into the master?

Mohanji: First of all, total acceptance of oneself. Without accepting yourself, you cannot accept another. Secondly, accepting the master 100%. That means having a very, very stable mind. You should not connect to the character, constitution, mannerisms, method of communication or all those things that are formed and that change… that is all immaterial. Always understand that a master in the body is just like another human being, who has taken a body for a certain duration, just to give a focus to people. Connect to the master as pure consciousness operating with the body, on a conscious level. That means connect on a conscious level.

First – accept yourself totally, then – accept the master as yourself. If you do not accept yourself, you cannot accept the master. To only accept the master will not work either. Connecting yourself as one unit, accepting yourself, connecting to the master, then you become the same consciousness, a shadow of the master. That is true discipleship. When the master moves, the shadow moves. You are fully focused on the person who is available and through the person you connect to the consciousness automatically, spontaneously.  

Bless you all! I wish you all the best, a lot of contentment and stability and stabilisation. This is up to YOU. You have that power. Please remember: you are creating your destiny, not anybody else. Nobody else has any role in it. Everything outside is a representation of what you are inside. Whatever you see outside is a representation of what you are inside. Always remember that. It has nothing to do with you. You have created them, entertained them, nurtured them, stabilised them or kept them around you. Therefore do not blame anything outside. Instead, connect to yourself; use your precious time in these 29200 days on earth, in this body to be a unit. This is very important. Do not waste your time looking at others, looking at outside and making a mess of your life. Instead, focus within, stabilise yourself, become a complete unit and then, as soon as possible you will become a complete universe. I wish you all the best.

Lots of love,

M

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

Proof Read by Vidya Rajagopalan

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Collect Yourself into a Unit – part 1

Mohanji Speaks – Zoom satsang on 15th July 2018

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Yantras

Q: What is the significance of sacred geometry and how can we use it in our journey to liberation?

Mohanji: If talking about yantras, they are a representation of certain structures of energy flow, i.e. flow of energy in a certain structure, or they have a certain method, certain pattern. Its representation is called a yantra. The purpose of that is, first of all, awareness that certain energy is flowing in a certain way, for a certain reason. Everything has a purpose. The purpose is usually for the alignment or elevation. There are numerous reasons and a lot of different types of yantras which people have depicted, once they came to know more about the flow of energy.

yantraIf you look at the structure or a method with which the deities are created, in the Hindu tradition, there are 33 crore (330 million) deities. Each deity represents an ideal. Every idol represents an ideal. Depiction of an ideal is the idol. Each ideal, out of numerous dimensions we have, numerous patterns, shapes, forms and possibilities, are depicted as idols and when we connect to a certain idol, we are connecting to a certain ideal.  Deities are beings who represent certain qualities of human nature or the nature of the creation and they are depicted in the form of idols. When we worship that, that aspect within us is enhanced. This is why we have all this numerous variety of deities. Each idol has a reason, has a clear representation, and a clear purpose. When you worship an idol, you are enhancing that ideal within you. We have numerous dimensions. We have numerous qualities and numerous possibilities. That is represented in idols. That’s exactly what we are enhancing or recognising when we worship an idol. Every structure that we, as humans have created, is based on what exactly is existing or how the pattern of the energy flow has happened. This is how we have understood the formation, the creation and the possibility through our own experience.

 

Q: How do mudras help sadhana and does practising certain mudras help in reaching the goal faster?

mudrasMohanji: Mudras help us to stabilise. Mudras are connected to the flow of energy, too. When we are in a certain mudra, the flow of energy is regulated, just like we have pranayamas. We are breathing in and breathing out unconsciously. However,  when we regulate the breathing in and breathing out, it helps us to enhance so many aspects of our existence including concentration, a certain level of discipline within and also elevation of awareness. Mudras help that alignment much more than without them. Mudras help the flow of energy and it helps us to stabilise in that.

Q: Can you tell us something about Navarathri?

Mohanji: Navarathri is celebrated at a particular time of the year, when Divine Mother energy is predominant as per the planetary positions, especially connected to the Earth, and of course the galaxy. It is celebrated at a particular time of the year and at that time, Mother energy is much more. Nine different aspects, which are nine dimensions of Mother,  as mentioned in “Shrimad Devi Bhagvatam” etc. are predominant at the time we celebrate Navarathri. Each aspect enhances a particular strength or discipline within us; so there are nine different states that we celebrate or recognize and through chanting and prayers, enhance and stabilise within us during those Navarathris which literally means nine nights.

Maa-Durga-FBIn fact, the Mother aspect could be celebrated every day because it is part of our existence. We are all male and female put together. When we stabilise Mother aspect, the dominant energy pattern within us is love, kindness, compassion, strength, determination, rejuvenation, reinvention, quite a lot of different dimensions of motherhood are stabilised in every human being and that enhances our determination and the three aspects of Shakti – Iccha Shakti, Jnana Shakti, Kriya Shakti i.e. the power of will, the power of knowledge and the power of action, all these things are strengthened and enhanced. This helps us to stabilise in the world.

Q: How did you raise your Kundalini shakti through the spine all the way to the brain and how long did it take?

Mohanji: That’s a very hypothetical question, it depends on so many different factors. First of all, Kundalini shakti by nature, automatically rises when the pressure of your karma is low. The karmic pressure which is coming out of desires, which we have collected from past lives and this life and which keep pushing us to exist on earth, delays the process of Kundalini awakening.

kundalini 3Kundalini is awakened when the pressure of the desires is low and we are not pressured for thinking, pressured for expressing or pressured for acting. If the pressure is low in these three levels, our breath pattern spontaneously changes. There are numerous methods such as pranayama, kriyas, meditations, contemplation, many types of paths, bhakti, jnana, karma, and raja yoga paths, and also various systems, methods, scheduled patterns i.e. programmed systems to cleanse ourselves and when the path is cleansed through our conscious activity, Kundalini energy moves forward. But again, fundamentally, the pressure which is created by desires and which is called karma is there.

One aspect of karma is that it provoked your birth, that is,  whatever you could not fulfil in the last existence or the existence before. Second aspect is what you inherited from the lineage in which you were born, and the third aspect is what you have collected from here. These three aspects mixed together, become your agenda of life. When that agenda is heavy, Kundalini cannot move and as I said, there are numerous methods which have been prescribed, people are practising, people know and also Masters are guiding and training, to awaken Kundalini. It is possible only when the weight and pressure of karma is reduced. This is fundamental. How Kundalini energy moves, what time it moves, etc. is different, but how much weight you have within you, which provokes gravitational energy within you, that is exactly what we should be aware of, more importantly. Because the more desires and needs you have and the greater the pressure to experience things of earth, Kundalini energy will always stay dormant. Because there is no point in its moving up.

kundalini 1Now, when in that position, you pressurize it, that is, you have a lot of weight on you and you are pressurizing the movement of Kundalini in spite of your weight of desires, it can either move to the sun or the moon, Pingala or Ida side. That can create disasters. If it moves to the moon side, it causes dullness, depression… If it goes to the sun side, solar side, then it causes vibrations of madness or hyperaction i.e. heat, the power of the sun. What should happen ideally is that it should move to the center – Sushumna. For that to happen, the pressure of desires should be very low, that’s the whole idea.

There is a system in the tradition of Bharat, we have had four aspects.

hinduism-presentation-four stages of life

The first level is Brahmacharya where people learn skills, they are taught things as per their nature. The second level, they express or exercise their skills for the sake of earning materials for their gratification. The third level, they understand that all the things that they earn with their skills cannot be carried once they leave their body. It is a detachment stage where you consciously detach from the things you have collected. Finally, the fourth level or stage where your detachment is perfected and you are connected to the Supreme energy, the Consciousness. That’s the time when you become light. You become detached from all the things which are around you and within you. “Within you” are feelings and emotions, “around you” are materials which provoke them. When you are detached from both aspects, in that mode, your Kundalini automatically rises, because your breath pattern changes, you are only occupied with the divine energy of the Supreme consciousness, and then you merge into the Consciousness. This aspect is clearly defined.

Today, most of the practices are for a sensation, or an experience. That is not a good idea because when you are looking for a sensation, you may have a sensation, but it will not sustain. When something sustains for a period of time, that’s yours. If something is coming and going, you just had a taste of it but that’s not sufficient to stay. That is because your other desires are overlapping it. That’s why.

Q: Do we really have a choice to practise sadhana? Please clarify where free will begins and where it ends.

Mohanji: First of all you need to know your nature, what suits you. Some people are emotional by nature, for them bhakti is suitable. Some people are intellectual by nature, for them jnana i.e. knowledge path is suitable. Some people are kind, compassionate by nature, for them karma yoga is more practical. Some people are on the path of dissolution, they have had all the experiences and they just want to dissolve into the Supreme consciousness, awareness, for them raja yoga is suitable.

Bhakti, jnana, karma, raja

There are various paths, so fundamentally a person should understand what is predominant in them. Gurus will know. When real masters see a person, they will know what is suitable. Otherwise you yourself can see what makes them comfortable, happy, just like your connection with a master, a spiritual teacher. If a person’s presence, disposition or teaching is suitable for the recipient i.e. you, it is easier for them to connect to the person. If a teacher’s presence, teaching or disposition is not suitable that fundamentally says that the nature of the recipient is not in tune with the teacher. Let all of us understand that we have a particular nature, disposition or composition. When we understand this is our composition, and based on that composition, whatever we practise, it will be suitable. Just like a shirt you choose for yourself. The size of the shirt, the nature of the material, texture, are all connected to your nature. What is your nature, that kind of thing you should have. That works perfectly. Otherwise, most of the people do not think what suits them, they get fascinated. That is the mind’s thing. Mind gets fascinated with various objects, but mind doesn’t stay. It always changes. The fulfilment aspect does not happen in many cases. That is why people wander and wander through various paths but finally they feel disillusioned because whatever they have been doing has not been powerful enough to achieve a completion or fulfilment. This is something which you should always remember. Everything is connected to your nature. You need to recognise your nature and connect accordingly. Even the choice of a master – the scriptures say, a Master that has  come to you is the one who has been sent. Just like in our school days, we were sitting in a classroom when a particular teacher came; we never went in search of the teacher. The teacher came and started giving us guidance and through the guidance we went to the next class. Then another teacher came. We were never after that teacher either. He or she came at the right time, gave us skills to go to the next class. Like that, nature provides teachers. So the Scriptures say the teacher that has appeared before you is the one meant for you; however, what if your mind is stuck to a form or an expectation? Then it’s a problem.

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What YOU need to check is “Does that suit me? Am I comfortable with this practice, teacher, training, information, knowledge?” If the answer is yes, stick to it. Whatever happens, don’t change. Because if you keep changing, understand that it is your mind in operation. If you are steadfast in one thing, after a while you can see transformation. The benchmark or the sign of spiritual progress, is inner transformation. Inner transformation can be called in one word – silence, i.e. inner silence, which means fewer thoughts. Noises of mind are connected to thoughts. Thoughts create noise. Inner transformation amounts to fewer thoughts. Transformation happens when you have fewer desires.  Many materials, substances, around us create a lot of noise within. Then understand clearly that your mind is fully occupying you. Mind is chasing experiences, is fully outside, using our senses mind travels; mind flies out with eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue. In every aspect mind travels outside and craves for materials for fulfilment. That creates a lot of noise. When you stabilise within you, mind will be inside, and it will accept what comes in our life. It will be stable by nature. Then you understand there is a progress happening. This is what we call spiritual progress. That is why I said transformation. Contentment with what comes to you, what comes your way and contentment with the way you are, which means you accept yourself totally. You accept, understand perfectly, merge with your constitution, yourself, not trying to compare yourself with others, not trying to change. Allow the transformation to take place.

Every moment we are changing. Every day we are changing. Every morning when we wake up, we are not the same. If we live 80 years, that is 29200 days, every day we have changed right from our birth until our death. In about 29000 days we complete this journey in this body. Then we merge back, we give the body back to the Earth from which we had taken it and then we go forward into the next journey. The next story begins. This is how we live. Those in that life, every moment, the potential for transformation, the potential for stabilisation in a particular method, or a particular position, or let’s say even a deity, or an ideal, that can happen. When your objective is total liberation, it is definitely liberation from the mind. When mind is still very active, it is asking for more things, it is very difficult for us to stabilise. First, mind will constantly push us with more and more desires connected to this life, expectations, comparisons…

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When your objective is total liberation, it is definitely liberation from the mind.

When we realise that the mind is taking us for a ride, then it is time to contemplate, “Who am I? What am I? Why am I?” These questions will give you deep penetration into yourself. They take you inside. They guide you within. When you go deeper and deeper with these questions within, you reach a level of tranquillity which we call meditation. Meditation is nothing else but mind stable on something. There are levels and layers of meditation. There are levels of penetration. In this mode, you reach a level where the mind is very tranquil and there are no thoughts. In that thought, your Bodh or awareness is very high. When you stabilise your awareness in tranquillity, we call it enlightenment. When stability happens, that means awareness is stable over a period of time or stable for good, that’s what we call enlightenment. With enlightenment, your awareness stabilises. Then starts the path of dissolution. Whatever you collected, whatever you think you are, is dissolving like a candle – melting and melting and finally becomes completely molten. Like that, whatever we caught or whatever we thought as our existence as a personality, etc. starts melting, and it doesn’t matter because actually anyway we have to melt in 29200 days, we have to leave this body. With full awareness, we start melting completely and then we dissolve and dissolve and finally we become completely empty. There is no tragedy or expectation connected to it. We just melt and dissolve.

This is the whole journey and you should have clarity about it. Whenever you chase a Master, a teaching, a method or a pattern, always think that if you do not know who you are, what is your nature, there is no journey.  This is to be clearly understood.

Q: When we have a feeling that something will or will not happen, how to recognise if it’s intuition, or mind?

Mohanji: What has to happen will happen anyway, because life is programmed in that way. Right from your birth until death, there is a prescribed time of existence in a body. You cannot extend it by another day or reduce it by one day. What you can do is increase your level of acceptance, so that there is no suffering. Now, whether an event will happen or not,  you should be clear and aware that let everything happen in its course, life is all about a little happiness and a few sorrows, both are educational and they all give you experiences. Basically, life is only about experiences and expressions. For expressions we have a choice. Experiences depend on what we are. World is as it is, and we experience it as we are. So there is not too much of a dimensional change you can achieve by doing something else because you are connected to a space, a time, a situation and awareness and with the mixture of all these at a particular point in time, you are experiencing life. This experience is inevitable, only one degree of difference could be AWARENESS. Then you look at everything from above, e.g. when you climb a five-storey building and look down, you see a particular radius. If there are 20 stories, you will see much more because you have a larger radius. That is the level of awareness you can cultivate. You can choose to be aware more and more, that is what we call bodh – awareness aspect.

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Basically, life is only about experiences and expressions. For expressions we have a choice. Experiences depend on what we are. World is as it is, and we experience it as we are.

If you are concentrated on that, your vision will be expanded and your experience could be different. Apart from that, whether you have intuitions, whether you have awareness, feelings or knowledge about something which will be happening in the future, I don’t think it will give you any difference. Sometimes it gives more anxiety. Sometimes it gives fears. Some people always live in fears of tomorrow, they fail to experience the current time, today, the present. Everything is happening. Present is happening and we do not know the future and we cannot do anything about the past. Therefore it is better to be in the present, accept ourselves 100%, we don’t have to be perfect, we don’t have to think we should do differently, because sometimes we can’t do anything differently as we have to use this body, time, space, this constitution, awareness, the materials around, or a particular experience… That’s about it. There is not much choice. There is not much variety. E.g. I am sitting in this place now. I can’t be in Paris at this point in time. I have to get up from here, move to a particular position, to another location or try to catch a flight or go on a journey, to reach Paris. At this point in time I cannot be in Paris, I am here. So we have a lot of limitations of time and space, at every point in time. This awareness is very important for us to have. Then we realise, ok, within this time, space, awareness, surroundings, we experience something. Sometimes we call it happiness, sometimes we call it sorrow. Both are the same, just two sides of a coin. And it’s a mixture, numerous materials are around us for gratification, five senses to experience them, one mind to process it, and with the one mind we use, only two results emerge – happiness or sorrow. Therefore when intuitions are happening, whether it’s your thought or fear which is projecting, at the end of the day there is not much value in this. The highest value could be if you are allowing things to happen, look at them and have nothing to do with them. There is detachment. There is freedom. That’s the right way to be.

 

 

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic
Proof-read by Vidya Rajagopalan

Why Not to Wear Black

A causal talk with Mohanji

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M: Darker colours have a blocking effect. When you wear lighter shades such as white, beige, your energy is never suppressed. That is always better for energetic stability.

Disciple: Next time you’ll see us all in white.

M: You don’t need to wear white, but something light. Even light grey.

Disciple: And what about red?

M: Red is always worn by somebody who is connected to Shakti, goddess, power. However, if you are not balanced with the Shakti energy, you are going to addictions, to bring you down. That is why most of the Shakti worshipers use something to pull them back. Otherwise, you are in the ecstatic state all the time, you can’t do anything in the world. That is not a good idea. I have seen various Shakti worshippers, they do the extreme thing and then they bring themselves down. Not down, better say back. Look at Nadananda, he is smoking all the time.  He keeps on smoking. If they’re left alone, they would fly. It is not easy. But, my path is Vedic path where you are not taking everything to the extreme. You are walking at straight line and you are reaching there.

Disciple: Father, why do I always feel attracted to black?

M: That is the mind’s thing, to camouflage yourself. Whenever you want anonymity or want to be insignificant in the place, you prefer black. Then you are telling the world: “Leave me alone. Don’t disturb me.”
Ask Devi, when she met me I was always wearing black. There was a movie actress, our friend. She came to Dubai. She wanted to go shopping, so I was taking her. I was driving and she asked me in the car: “So, why are you wearing black?” I said: “Because I like it.” She said: “You know what? You are telling the world – please leave me alone, do not disturb me. And you are not cut out for that. You have to talk to the world.” I said: “No way!” These were those days when I was not in public. I was working. And then she herself bought for me some red and yellow… I said: “I can’t wear these colours.” Then she said: “No, no, you must wear this!” She had no idea about spirituality, but she was a movie actress, she was practical. “The more you are wearing black, the more you are telling the world – leave me alone. And that is something which is considered to be leading to depression.   It is mind oriented, you are trying to protect yourself from the world and stuff like that. You should face the world.” I said: “But I am facing the world every day,” because I was handling tankers those days, oil tankers – big, huge vessels, 3 billion barrels capacity, etc.
Another person told me: “Whenever you are connected to the influence of Saturn if you wear black, it will become double.” Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Pluton, Neptune,…  They like black.
Saturn is supposed to be the Sun of shadow. It is called the Sun of shadow. So, Saturn is always truthful. Shadow is truthful… How do you know that shadow is there? Shadow is a representation of you in a truthful way. What is your feature is the same feature that is coming to shadow. So, the Sun of shadow is Saturn. Saturn is always truthful. It brings out the actual you. Even if it is ugly, it brings out ugly. That is why people are afraid of Saturn, because they are used to covering up. But black will expand it.
Devi was asked not to wear black at all, because of her ruling planet. I don’t know what is.

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Devi: I have a strong influence of Saturn.

M: After that she had differences in life. And also it attracts negativity, jealousy,…

Devi: Negative comments of people.

Disciple: What will I do with my wardrobe everything is black!?

Devi: I literally threw my clothes. I had like a pile of black stuff, and I just threw them away. I did realize how much black I had. All the time I was wearing something black. It is also because we feel we look slimmer when we wear black. But you can wear dark blue, dark olive, dark green, brown,…

M: There are two things about it. One is that they attract a lot of jealousy when they are with me. People become very jealous when they become close to Mohanji. Lighter colours reflect it back. Second thing is to protect themselves from the influences of the energy.

Devi: But that guy said that when you wear black you get more criticized by people, you get more jealousy, other people get accented by your clothes.

M: They want to put you down. Even if you do your best, they would say that you are not good enough. When you wear lighter colours, it reflects back to them, maybe not fully, but at least 80%.

Disciple: When I see teenagers wearing black, sometimes I feel angry with their parents.

M: Teenagers often wear black because they want to rebel. That is a kind of a rebellious attitude. It is a kind of a message to the society: “I am against all of you.” I was always wearing black. I never even used to buy clothes without something black. At work I was wearing  a tie and a jacket, but that was different. Then I stopped everything with the black. Even now I have a few things black, not many.
Likewise, saffron, orange colour, is very powerful. It influences the solar plexus directly. If you are not stable and you wear saffron, you won’t be able to handle your sun energy, fire. Fire will be very high. That is why many people who wear saffron are completely messed up. Because if you are not stable when you are wear a particular colour, you become even more imbalanced. People sometimes renunciate, want to live in isolation, they say: “I don’t want to live in this world, I am going.” But they can’t settle down in saffron because of this issue. It accents the solar plexus and sexuality and so many things come out. Whatever was sitting inside quietly before, will all start coming out, which they won’t be able to handle.

Disciple: Sometimes I was wearing combination red and black.

M: Red is earth, that is different.
Disciple: I like that combination, but maybe I am more aggressive than usually.

M: I used to pick those colours. I think there is connotation in what we eat, what we wear,… But if you wear lighter shades you are safe.

Devi: But it is all little by little – the food you intake, the thoughts you have, the clothes you wear, it is small, small. It is not that it is a big deal, but it does count when you put it together.

M: When you work only on certain frequency, it counts. Otherwise, the thing is that you are doing your best and somebody tells you that you are stupid, that you are not good and all those kind of things. Or, you are doing your best thing in the world, you want to elevate the awareness of people in the world and people are talking dirty things about you. If you wear such clothes, it hits you more. You probably start believing them rather than your purpose. So, you have to stick to the purpose.

Our purpose in this life is to reach the highest point. If all other things are affecting us then we will never reach there. Mind will bring all those things continuously. Our job is like in a hurdle race, one hurdle, another hurdle,… you have to jump and keep going. Mind will bring everything, one hurdle, another hurdle,…  And especially when we talk about people, we never get over it because people will keep coming and they will keep talking. They will have their prejudice and all those kind of things. There is no end to this. You will always be against somebody. I have seen some people who are always against somebody. If they are not against you, they are against somebody else because that is the only way they can survive. It is an extension of insecurity. If I am confident about myself, I don’ have to talk about other people. If you are not confident then you bother about other people.

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When we decide to raise the frequency of the Earth, all these matter. Even though they are small things, in a larger scale it matters because naturally we gravitate towards “I don’t want to be touched,…” I was a great introvert, a chronic introvert. When Devi came into my life, I asked Baba: “Why are you sending a woman to me now, after all these years?”, because I had been a bachelor for many years. “What should I do?” he said: “You have to get married,” I said: “No way! That’s impossible. I don’t want to get into that kind of mess, you know, marriage, children,… I am fine this way.” And he said: “Then you have to come back. One thing is pending.” Everything you have to do has to complete, there are no dos and don’ts in that way. Even if you have to fall down, you have to fall down. If you have to get up, you have to get up. There is nothing like: “Why did this happen to me?” Everything happens.

 

Transcribed by Stasa Misic

 

Integrating into Consciousness – part 2

Mohanji Speaks

Zoom Satsang on 24th June 2018 – part 2

Being divine

Q: How to increase the capacity of divine love in our heart?

Mohanji: If you have clear understanding that it’s divinity happening through you, it is only divine love. If you do not use your mind, like judgement, criticism, concept about people, etc. and if you are very clear, it is only divine love. Whenever you love somebody unconditionally (which I am sure you have experienced with your children; whatever they do, we love them because they are our children), if you can transfer that love to everybody, to every being, then it is BEING DIVINE.

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That is why in The Upanishads this question was asked by a son to a father (How am I divinity?).

You say, “I am divinity, but I don’t feel like that. I feel more like a personality.” Why do we feel like a personality? Because we are operating from the level of mind. When we are operating from the mind, we feel that we are this individual, this personality.

The father said, “I will explain to you why you are divinity. Do this – get me some fire.”

The son brought a lit lamp.

Father said, “Why have you brought a lamp? I told you to bring fire.”

Then the son said, “Oh, (maybe) I should do something else.” So he brought a charcoal burning in a bowl.

Father said, “I told you to bring fire. Why have you brought this charcoal?”

Then the son asked, “Father, how can I bring the fire alone? Fire cannot be brought without a medium.”

To this the father replied, “This is exactly the answer. Divinity needs a medium to express and that’s why you are here.”

Always remember that. Divinity is expressing through you. Let it be the highest possibility i.e. compassion, kindness, non-violence. Let all these things which are attributed to the divinity’s nature come through you. Then you will know that you are actually divinity at work.

You have a choice to decrease your frequency to lower emotions like anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge, concepts, judgement. What are we judging? We are judging karmic beings. We are judging people and their activities. We should understand we have no right to judge because we are also the same. Which level can we judge? A person who has reached post-graduation can talk about another person in the same level of post-graduation. If a tenth class student talks about somebody sitting in post-graduation level, there is no matching (it is not appropriate) because we can’t see certain levels. Likewise, in the states of samadhi – when we have attained a level of no mind, we can talk about a state of no mind. Otherwise it’s just a theory; sitting in the first or second level of Samadhi, you are talking about a state of no mind -that’s just a theory. We are trying to understand a theory using our faculties which are basically the mind, intellect, and ego. Then you will not be able to understand the whole picture. That’s the level from where we are judging. There is no bigger foolishness than this. What I mean to say is – you are divinity expressed, so always make sure you live your highest truth which is compassion, kindness, unconditional love and purity in action – unselfishness, all the things which expand you and which are attributed to the highest existence.

Mohanji quote - Divinity is expressing through you

Spiritual path

Q: How are people’s paths decided (religion, guru, etc.)?

Mohanji: Orientation is the reason for people to decide on their path. Some people are emotional by nature, they like devotion. Some people are intellectual by nature; they like to have questions and answers – knowledge path. Some people are by nature charity oriented, they like to serve the world – they go to karma yoga. Each yoga is based on orientation of the person. Everybody is a mixture of everything, but whichever one of these – devotion, knowledge and karma or selfless service path, is the predominant one, that becomes your reality. The master, the path, the tradition, the knowledge, the practices, everything is connected to your overall orientation. Orientation determines your nature. Some people are loving by nature; they may not even go to church, mosque or temple, but they just love. These people do very well in the society as selfless servants.
Orientation creates your nature; your nature makes the presence. Nature determines your character, your constitution, your personality. Orientation is the key. It has a lot of things behind it, such as impressions of the past lives, past, various things which you have collected over a period of time. All these things collectively become your orientation and that becomes your nature. Even your likes and dislikes are connected to your orientation.
There are certain things we like, and certain things we don’t like. We can never say something is right, something is wrong or that somebody is right, somebody is wrong. We can never say that because we do not know, why this orientation (that someone behaves in a particular way) has happened. There is always a history. We do not see the history. We do not see the cause i.e. the causal layer. We only see the expressions, the effects. When you only see the effects, you can never determine what caused it. When you do not know what caused it, you can never judge another person. Everybody, all the orientations have a background. There is a basis for it. We have to just accept that, “Ok, this person is like this” and we accept the person as he is. This has to start as self-acceptance. You have to accept yourself as completely, 100% original which is the truth. Your thumb impression is unique to yourself. When you accept yourself totally, unconditionally, 100%, with all your weaknesses, all your strengths, all your orientations, you will start accepting the whole world and the whole world starts accepting you. Those who stopped to judge you have no clue, because they have not accepted themselves. That is why they are talking about you. Nobody has the right to talk about another person because each person is a unique combination, orientation, nature and that’s how they are. That’s what makes them real in this world. Otherwise it will be just like another brick on the wall. There will be no identity, identification. Each person is unique because they are created unique. The creation is like that.

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Spiritual progress

Q: How to assess progress in meditation?

Mohanji: The way to assess progress in meditation is inner silence. If the mind is more and more still, you are progressing. Always use transformation as your benchmark. As I said earlier, the transformation that has happened to you, i.e. you had a lot of likes and dislikes in the past and that has reduced; You wanted many things from life, that has changed; In other words, you wanted many things, but you don’t care (for them) anymore. It means you are transcending various levels each day. That shows that you are progressing.
The progress can be measured through inner silence, being peaceful inside, not being worried about other people; we will not even be bothered by what other people talk about you, think about you, or what they are giving you; expectations will reduce, instead we deliver more. Our only question would be, “What else can I give to this world?” The aspect of being something for the world or the state of responsibility for this world increases, rather than, “What should I get from the world?”
We are all in a kind of greed-oriented existence (education system creates that: go, fight, get a job, compete etc.) However, we will have nothing to do with any of these things. Instead we will be self-sufficient. The highest level of self-sufficiency/contentment shows you have reached a level of samadhi where nothing can tilt you anymore. If you need fewer things from the world, you are freer. If you need nothing from the world, you truly are an emperor. You are very powerful. Emperorship means needing nothing. You may probably have the whole empire but you need nothing from the empire. Then you are really an emperor. If you want a lot of things from this world, you are a slave of all those desires. You can never be a free person. Freedom is not needing anything from this earth and that is a clear sign of spiritual progress.

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Challenges in spiritual practice

Q: How to focus on kriya when external circumstances of life are extremely adverse?

Mohanji: Discipline is needed for a certain amount of time, until you stabilize. External things will always test you. Even when you have evolved to the highest level, it will always test you. In Atmananda story we talk about the “Chaaya vairi”, the ‘shadow enemy’. A ‘shadow enemy’ takes birth with you and it will die only when you die. Its job is to ensure that the other side is shown to you all the time. Imagine you have a weakness. You will be always reminded of it, and thus you will always feel incomplete. When you are constantly worried about weaknesses, you will feel incomplete. This aspect is always with us. It’s a silent ego which sits with us and which is worried about the external factors. However, kriya is something which takes you inside. Kriya is you. Kriya is a state. Kriya, meditation or even “ Manana”, contemplation are all inside things. The higher the resistance, the stronger should be the resolution. If you are resistant like, “Oh, I will do it tomorrow,” or “I am lazy to get up from the bed today,” etc. immediately jump out of bed, get up, do it. This is what resolution is. When resistance happens, the resolution should be stronger. The resistance is given so that your resolution is tested.

External factors are not a problem. Let them be there. Let them always give you a bit of test. Then you will be stronger. You’ll fight harder. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

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Destiny and awareness

Q: It is said that we are powerful beings who create our physical manifestations. It is also said that we have predetermined destiny including the time of death. How can these two truths exist at the same time?

Mohanji: Our life span has a limitation. We were born at a particular time and we will die at a particular time. That means we have taken this body for duration, like a rent-a-car. You cannot own a car; you have to give the car back at a certain point in time. However, your experience with the car is up to you. You can take the car for a beautiful drive to a village with beautiful settings, etc. Just like that, what you experience out of this incarnation – it can be the highest of experiences, or even if things are adverse, you can still do whatever you can e.g. you change your mode to giving rather than taking. You always have something to give. It need not be money, any material or possessions. It could be your time, your knowledge, your love. In some way you will always add value and that makes your life more meaningful. Destiny’s boundary has no value for the level of experience we choose to have. This is called awareness. Awareness is your choice. Destiny has provided a body, situation, time, space, but awareness is your choice. Awareness at a point in time is what gives you a successful life. A successful life means life unbound by concepts or various aspects of life. If you are unbound by things of this life, internal (emotions and feelings) as well as external (materials), you have a great existence. THIS is your choice. You can reach there. The level of experience determines you. You can definitely be there, it is up to you.

Mind vs. intuition

Q: At what time does mind take over from intuition?

Mohanji: Mind is always coexisting. Intuitions is that which you can experience, but only when mind is not bothering i.e. the state between waking state and dream state or the state when mind is reasonably empty. That’s the time when you are experiencing frequencies which are of slightly higher nature. However mind is always hanging like a cloud. It sits there. How can you know whether it’s proper intuition? It’s applicable to life. That is the benchmark. If something is applicable to your life, it’s proper (appropriate). If it is just an imagination, it wouldn’t work. Mind projects so many things, so you should never be confused about all those mental images.

Overcoming fears

Q: How to overcome fears of swimming, driving and other?

Mohanji: Jump into it. The practical way to overcome fears is by facing them. Because beyond the fears there is freedom. Fears are binding and they are definitely not an experience you want from this life. You do what you have to do with this life. Fears bind you to certain boundaries. They tell you, “You can’t do that. This is not yours. It is not possible for you. You are not good for that…” That’s the time when you have to face it. You say, “Ok, what can happen? Maximum is that I will leave the body. I will die anyway.” When you face your fears directly head-on, they go or they dissolve. When they dissolve, that’s the beginning of greatness. If you are able to address your fears head-on, then the other side is greatness. Every time you think that there is something which is trying to block you, take a step forward; say, “It doesn’t matter. Whatever happens, I am taking the risk. I am going ahead.” Then you will break one boundary after the other, and when you look back, you realize which things were binding you and where you are now reaching. At that moment it will be a very fascinating thing to do (exercise). A lot of obstacles happen when we choose to walk alone. People who are afraid will always criticize you, “I told you, don’t do it. Don’t be a fool!” I am not saying that you jump from roof and see if you will die (laughter) that’s not the point. The point is when you have a serious fear and you know this is a binding factor, take an effort to go over it and then the greatness will happen. Difficulties, roadblocks and detours of the path are part of our life and don’t be afraid of them. Even if you take a detour, if your purpose is clear, you will reach your destination. Purpose must be made very clear and that should be with full awareness. Full awareness means understanding the duration of life and that you are completely unique, you are original, you are authentic. You are neither above, nor below nor are you equal to anybody. You are unique. So your experiences must be unique. They are original. It is not necessary that another person’s experience be suitable to you or comparable to you. That’s not important. You are original; your experiences have to be original. If you understood this clearly, then there is no boundary. There’s no problem. Then you are moving ahead in life.

 

Mohanji quote - Fears

No fears. Fears have no value in the spiritual journey. You should burn all your fears and become completely and fully powerful.

Soul vs. consciousness

Q: What is the difference between soul and consciousness?

Mohanji: Consciousness is the operating energy, just like the transformer outside this house, which is a major transformer. That transformer is giving electricity to various houses. If you get that electricity directly to your house, it will blow off all the bulbs here. Therefore it is brought to a smaller transformer and that transformer is actually operating all the machines of this house. Just like that, soul is the larger transformer, and it is connected to an even larger transformer, which is the Supreme Consciousness. Consciousness is operating in three levels – waking state, dream state and deep sleep state. The same consciousness is operating these three states, but in a different mode because the experiences are different. That is the difference between the consciousness and soul.
When you know very well that you are not the body, you are not the mind, you are not the intellect, you are not the ego, then you start connecting to something which is running the show (body, mind, intellect, and ego) and then you realize it is THE SAME during waking state, dream state and deep sleep state. That awareness will take you further – closer and closer to subtler aspects, such as soul and beyond the soul.

Letting go of a trauma

Q: How to clean or release sexual trauma from childhood from my inner space?

Mohanji:  Not only sexual traumas, but also various other traumas, which we have picked up and collected, are (there) because we had certain experiences, which were amounting to some kind of violence in nature or something which is not leaving our system, and this is what creates a pattern. Whether it is teachers talking bad or some problems in the classrooms, sometimes bullying, etc. various things from childhood when the child felt helplessness about it (the situation), you have to work extraordinarily for those kinds of people outside.
When you are grown up, you need to help the helpless more and more so that you are able to come out of it. That means, when you have some trauma sitting inside, say, bullying, sexual abuse, etc. at a certain age, go ahead and serve that part of the society which is going through a similar situation and empower them. Say “this is done”.
If you keep the trauma, it will ask for a repetition. Only if you have that particular effect, or the memory inside, it will create such an event. If you have completely agreed and accepted that memory, you started releasing it and you use your trauma as your strength to serve the world, it will completely dissolve from your system and it will give you so much of power that it will not come back again.
First accept the situation, then let go of the past and use it for the world in a proper way. That means you help the helpless, you try to do something for the society which is going through the same situation and make a difference there so that you automatically grow beyond the trapped emotions. This is the way to come out of it.
Do not sit down and brood over it, cry and re-emphasize it because then it becomes a pattern in life. Even if you take many bodies, you will always choose bodies where the same situation happens. That is because we are fighting it, resisting it, trapping it. Instead, release it. That’s the way you can be free and then it’s out of your system.

Mohanji quote - Trauma

 

Relationships

Q: How to detach from emotional relationships?

Mohanji: You need to raise the purpose. If relationship is emotional, you are bound by it and you are having trauma, you should increase the real purpose of existence, e.g. you are doing a larger good to the world and two people are walking together for that. The purpose should be much larger than your emotional attachment. When two people are together for a large purpose the individual interactions become more meaningful. Increasing the meaning of existence, the value of existence is the way to overcome the emotional binding, expectations, control, possessiveness, all the things which are connected to insecurities. That will change because you have a purpose. The purpose gives you strength. The more clear the purpose is, the stronger you are. Nobody can touch you. Nobody can defeat you. Always look at the purpose. The purpose should be very, very clear and it should be beyond your family, beyond your society – something much larger.
It doesn’t matter who you are. It is not that only certain people can do something in the society. Everybody can contribute in some way. If you feel you are not powerful enough to contribute, understand it’s your mind. Mind is telling you this, but that is not the truth. In the scriptures it says, “What you give is what you have.” If you have time, give time. If you have love, give love. If you have skill, teach people skills. If you have money, support people with money, do something which will enhance peoples’ lives or the life of animals or birds i.e. all species. Only share what you have in abundance. If this is clear, then life is clear, everything is clear.

In every relationship after a while, some kind of binding happens, some kind of expectations happen. Possessiveness comes, ownership comes. That brings a lot of emotional bad blood in the whole system. I always tell people – just increase your purpose, do more for the society, use this relationship as a good means to serve more. Then all other things will become automatically diffused.

Mohanji quote - Relationships

Handling insecurity

Q: How to deal with unpredictable situations in life like job loss, etc.?

Mohanji: There is nothing unpredictable. You are going from one situation to the other. The way you got the job, you may lose the job too. It’s like that – we have relationships, we have various factors in life, which are all flowing. If there is up, there is down, if there is happiness, there is sorrow. If there is good, there is bad. We live in the midst of duality. There is no way that every time we have a job very few people, “lucky people” have it. Some people had had extreme poverty before they became extremely rich. Everything has an up and a down. If you ACCEPT that situation, “Today, I have a job, I am happy. I can perfect my skills with it. Tomorrow, if I don’t have a job, that’s the time when I need to sit down and sum up what I have and what is possible to do to have a job, to create my company or create my own existence or a particular structure, a path for other people to walk.”
In every situation you can do something better and bigger. There is nothing called space of nothingness. There is always something you can do. Never underestimate yourself because of a situation, that’s a big mistake. You cannot underestimate your potential and your originality, ever, because you are unique. Don’t worry about other people, whether they accept you or reject you. That’s not a problem, you must understand that you are original and this is your strength. Your originality and your authenticity is your strength. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what your qualifications are, where you were born, whether you are a man or a woman, it has no value. You are original. That originality is your biggest strength. Just explore this. This is also an idea in the American Indian culture. They say that your originality should be your expression and they were insisting on it. It’s not that you follow a pattern. Of course, there are rules and regulations in the society, but beyond that, your originality has to be your strength. That also is connected to your orientation. Somebody likes to be a doctor, somebody an engineer, somebody a pilot, somebody an artist… That is all connected to what you love to do, and what is your nature.

Don’t think a job loss is an unpredictable situation, etc. Every time as we talk, things are changing in this world. Numerous situations are happening. Don’t look at them as problems. They are not problems; they are all situations which you must handle in some way. If you understand that clearly, that’s about it. You know you can do your best.

Mohanji quote - Originality

Thirst for God

Q: Is trying to be one with God or guru also a desire?

Mohanji: It is a good desire. Trying to be one with God or guru is a nice desire (smiles). Keep that desire. Because your highest growth happens in your strongest integration. If you are plugged in properly, the electricity is transmitted to the machine. If you are not plugged in properly, then the electricity may not happen, so it may not be able to operate the machine. The integration into this higher source is always a good idea. Of course it’s a desire, but I would always say it’s a good desire and keep it. If desires are unselfish, then it is important to understand that it’s ok. If you have a desire to be one with God, then your expressions become unconditional love, compassion and kindness in the society, it’s definitely good. When you become a brighter bulb, or you become sun, you give a lot of light to the society (which becomes better). Instead of being dull and dark, confused, insecure, fighting against things, fighting with people, which society does not enjoy (because your existence is being diminished to certain emotions), be kind, compassionate, loving because you are integrated to the guru or God. This is beautiful. Be solid (bright) like the radiant sun. Be a radiant being and that’s good for the society. Whatever is good for the society is good for you. Those desires are nice.

 

Transcribed by Biljana Vozarevic

Proof-read by Vidya Rajagopalan and Barbara Dizdarevic