A Strange Revenge

Mala was 45. Mother of two. She grew up in India in a middle-class family. There was love and silence at home. Tolerance of individuality was an unwritten rule of her family. It helped each one to be their normal self without having to pretend ever. She had migrated with her husband to America when she was 30. Initially, it felt strange. Everything looked different. Food, people, culture, roads, and even the air felt different for her. She missed the confident familiarity of homeliness. She missed the unpredictability of existence at hometown which kept everyone always on their toes. She felt her new abode as a luxurious cage. golden cage
Eventually, she started adjusting to the environment. She created a shell of habits into which she withdrew whenever escapism was the only solution in daily life situations. Her husband Mahesh was an IT professional and was totally immersed in his compelling work. Her children, ever since they migrated to USA, seemed aloof, independent and became lesser and lesser dependent on her. She felt that they got matured overnight. Sometimes, she felt she did not know them at all. Over 15 years, there was not even an emotional companionship with her children or her husband. They spoke to her only when they needed something. She had little support or friendship outside as well.
Thus, she lived a cloistered life. Coming from a Communist – Intellectual background, she hardly had anything to do with Religion or God. She kept the popular news channel which incessantly streamed bad news non-stop as a sound accompaniment while she went around with her daily household chores. An occasional call to her aging parents reminded her where she began her journey from. They were contented people. They were happy with what they had. Otherwise, she was like a boat in the deep sea without any reason or destination.
Mahesh was literally wrecking his health in his work. He was working day and night. He was earning well though – but at the cost of any happiness or relaxation whatsoever. He would have gladly shed the rest of his body except his hands and head if given a choice. That was sufficient for him to earn his livelihood. The rest of his bodily functions were quite a burden and nuisance for him. Hence they steadily deteriorated. He was so preoccupied with his work that he hardly cared for Mala or their children. When she wanted to apply for a job a few years before, he objected saying that there will be none to look after the children. When she said that their children are minding their own business, he said it was all her imagination. So, she continued to lead an empty life of complete dependency and total vulnerability.
Stress was visible on Mahesh’s face and as each day passed, he became grumpy, serious and more often than not, angry. He snapped at every sound in the house. Whenever he came home, he wanted pin drop silence. He hated any questions, answers or demands from his family. He stopped attending calls from his parents or relatives. He refused to go home even when he was informed that his father had fallen down, broken his hip bone and had been hospitalized. He did not pay any attention when he was informed that his mother had had a heart attack.
Mohanji quote - Your primary dharma is your own familyOn both occasions, he sent some money and completed his obligation. He was too preoccupied with his work, that he cared nothing about others or even himself. Eventually both his parents died and the only thing that he did was send 2500 Dollars for their funeral. His sister’s family conducted their funeral. The money he sent was not received and returned to the sender. His family members stopped communicating with him. One day, he got an envelope from a lawyer in his home town which said that his parents have left their house and compound in his name and he should come and complete the paperwork for its possession. He put the envelope in front of Mala and said, “You handle it”.
They talked less. There was nothing to say. They did not even have much eye contact, let alone any quality conversation or time together.Angry man becoming lost
Soon enough, Mahesh increasingly became abusive. He started shouting at Mala and children for no reasons. Its intensity increased and once or twice their neighbors intervened. That made him angrier. He felt insulted. He accused that she was discussing about him with their neighbors. He started beating her. She became more and more helpless each day. Soon the children left for higher studies and moved to hostels near their universities. The verbal and physical abuse continued.
Mahesh was increasingly becoming paranoid about everything and this made Mala’s life totally miserable. She was totally dependent on him. She had no income of her own. Finally, after years of abuse and zero love situations, one day she decided that she cannot take it any further and to leave him. She had no idea where to go to. After an evening of verbal and physical abuse, when Mahesh finally became tired and slept, she packed her suitcase, took some money and left the house.
Her mind was filled with mixed emotions. It kept bubbling up. Anger and helplessness kept taking bizarre forms in varying intensities. Even though she never believed in revenge against anybody because of her stable upbringing, internally she wanted him to suffer at least a bit because of her absence, which she doubted will happen at all. Perhaps her absence would give him more freedom! At that point in time, it was overwhelming helplessness and a mild need for revenge interlocking itself in her mind. Yet, all the while, she hated to see anybody sad, let alone the father of her children. Her mother had told her “Being revengeful is a deplorable weakness and a personal illness. It will destroy oneself more than the other.” She just wanted Mahesh to feel what she feels, at least for a moment. She would have compromised everything for just a word of kindness, love, or appreciation. None came from him since years. And to top it all up, verbal and physical abuses too. First she thought she would go to the police and register a complaint.

contemplating life aThen she changed her mind thinking that she should not be punishing anyone. One will be punished by one’s own karma. Jesus said that the one who wields the sword will perish with it.

It was close to midnight. She was sitting alone at the bus stop thinking and contemplating, with a firm decision to leave for somewhere. It was cold. There was none at the bus stop except an old homeless man. He was covered in an old torn blanket and was puffing a cigarette. She was sitting and crying without a sound. There will not be any buses until morning. She knew it. Still, she thought it was better to stay in the cold bus stop steel chair than in the abusive fluffy cushions of her uncomfortable home. She had no idea where she was going to. She had no destination. She was sad and confused.
The old man looked at her and smiled. She did not respond. She was not interested. There were many serious problems to tackle even though she did not know how. She was not used to responding to strangers and she was in no mood for any small talk in the middle of the night – especially in her confused state. She was getting more upset when her thoughts brought Mahesh into the canvass of her mind and knew that he would be in deep sleep unaware of his wife leaving him. He probably wouldn’t care either, even if he knew that she had left him.
The old man looked at her and smiled again. He asked, “Young lady, why are you at the bus stop at this time? There won’t be any buses until morning.” She nodded, but did not speak. He knew that she has left home after a fight. It was obvious. He said, “Young lady, you have left home over a quarrel. Am I right?” She nodded again. But she was in no mood to explain. He said again “This place is for people like us, homeless, in the night. This is not a good place for a beautiful lady like you at this time. Are you not afraid?” She thought for a while, turned to him and said “I am homeless too” and continued without thinking “You are here to protect me.”
She surprised herself with this reply which appeared to flow out of her mouth quite unconsciously. Was this an instinctual response which had the fuel to create a potential adversary into a saviour?

You are here to protect me.

You are here to protect me.

He laughed. She looked at his laughter. Toothless, innocent, child-like laughter. She liked it. She wanted him to laugh more. Just to see laughter. Just as an entertainment to while away the night. It was as if she was inventing something precious – the laughter. He was probably giving her back her laughter.
The old man asked, “You are angry. You are upset. Why?” She said “Oh! It is a long story. Not worth the breath”. He persisted. “Tell lady, all of us have our stories for our predicament. What brings you to this bus stop on a cold winter night?” She said “Problems.” He laughed again. He laughed and laughed. “Problems! I am sure. It has to be problems. I am sure a young lady will not leave her homely comforts and warm bed in the middle of a winter night for better pleasures. It has to be problems”. He laughed again. Seeing his contagious laughter, unknowingly, she also broke into laughter. They both laughed together. For a second, she realized that she has not really laughed in abandon like this since her childhood! She laughed. The old man laughed. They both laughed.
The old man asked again. “What problem?” She briefed about her home situation and abusive husband. He said “Good you did not go to the police. It would have sealed yours and his fate. It would have officially established the state of being abusive and being abused. Good you did not tell the world either. It would have made the same effect. Others would have nurtured your agonies more than you. Too many cooks would have spoiled your personal broth. Good. Good that you are sitting here, giving an old man company in the cold winter night. I have no place to go. I have nobody to make me a warm cup of tea. I have no family. Nobody wants to call me a friend because I am penniless. You have everything, but, inside you have nothing. I have nothing, but inside, I have everything. I have no treasure to guard. I have no emotion to safeguard. I have nothing. I need nothing. I am free. So, in that way, I have everything.” He laughed and she laughed.
She started feeling warmer. She felt as if the winter is not as harsh as she thought. The winter inside her mind was harsher. This old man had warmth inside his heart because he had no expectations. It is expectation that spends the warmth of heart and creates deficiency in us. It was a deep realization. She started feeling better.
Mohanji quote - It is  expectation thatThe old man looked at her face and laughed again, as if she was wearing a clown’s mask! He said “I am sorry. When I look at you, the irony strikes me. An affluent woman sitting at a bus stop in a cold winter night, totally poor inside. And a penniless old man sitting in the same bus stop on the same night fully rich and contented! One is cold inside with overwhelming sorrows. One is warm inside with overwhelming nothingness!” She looked at him with eyes of warmth.
He continued. “Here is the rub lady. You know how to warm yourself up. Laugh. Laugh. Laugh. This is the rub. Counter all your sorrows and anger with laughter. Laugh. Let your husband be abusive, he is frustrated in the material world. Let him be. Nobody can change anybody. But, you can change yourself. Laugh. Through laughter, you could change your world and others world too. Your husband has forgotten laughter. The heaviness of greed is obscuring the child in him. Bring that child out with laughter. Laugh. This is your medicine. Go, young lady, this is not your place. This place is for unwanted beings like this toothless old man.” He laughed. Mohanji quote - When life weighs you down, our god given gift is laughterHis laughter was contagious and child like. She laughed with him. They looked into each others’ eyes and laughed. She felt that she found herself at last. She found her real self. She found the remedy for all her ailments. She felt that all her internal bindings and chains were totally broken. She laughed and laughed. Her whole being laughed. She felt as if she was born again. She felt the winter warmth. She felt that she has much to do in the world. The fire of optimism made warmth in her brain. Both of them looked at each other and laughed out loud, in the cold winter night. The old man stopped for a while and said “When life weighs you down, our God given gift is laughter”. “Laugh.” They laughed again. Tears of joy were streaming down each one’s cheeks. Still they laughed and laughed. Both of them got up. Hugged each other and laughed. Collective laughter sprayed warmth like electricity in their veins. They felt warm in their laughter.
She did not know when she slept. She was sleeping like a baby. She was sleeping blissful with her head on the old man’s lap. She slept unaware of anything, totally ego-less, without inhibitions.
Time ticked on. Soon she woke up and realized it was close to day break. People had started to come out of their shells. The morning always brought people out of their shells. Nights put them back into their shells. She realized that she was sleeping with her head on the lap of the old man who was sitting on the bench at the bus stop. She jumped up. She apologized profusely, for giving him inconvenience. He laughed. He said “Lady, you are a newborn. Newborn babies need to sleep well”. She laughed again. She felt good. She pushed her hand into her pocket, dug out some currency and put it in his hands. She whispered “Thank you teacher. This student is indebted”. He looked at the rolled up currency that he had kept in his hand. “My God, so much money! Lady, you have given me enough money for a decent burial!” He laughed and she laughed. She bid him good bye and left. While walking, she thought. Even the thought of death is a laughing matter for a man who is rich inside and the one who has lived his life selflessly. No amount of money can buy this richness.

365050.TIFShe came home as the sun broke and when she opened the door; her husband was standing at the kitchen with a steaming cup of coffee in his hand. His eyes were heavy. He looked like having a hangover. The moment he saw her, he did not ask where she has been or why she has come back home. He never cared. Instead, he started shouting at her. He abused her for not keeping the coffee mug handy, not being able to find coffee powder and so many other things. He looked at her. Suddenly she felt him very funny. She started laughing. He looked at her in bewilderment. She was seriously laughing. Shock of unexpected behavior was written large on his face. He tried to shout back at her. She felt that more funny. She laughed again. She laughed and laughed. Mahesh felt totally drained. His jaws dropped in wonder and confusion. He stopped shouting and stared at her as if he saw a ghost. He thought he did not know this woman. “Has this woman gone mad?” “Has she been drinking or taking drugs?” His surprise made her laugh again. First he made a vain attempt to ignore her. He could not hold it much. Seeing her uncontrollable laughter, a smile broke on his face. Initially he started laughing mildly and cautiously. In between, his mind that is not used to laughter tried to stop him. But, the contagious laughter took over. They both started laughing. They laughed and laughed. The cloud cleared and the sun finally shone bright.
The power of laughter changed Mahesh. He took leave, booked a flight the next day, went to his parents place and completed the formalities of their property. He gifted them over to his sister and family who looked after their parents in their old age. He performed the rituals connected to the death of his parents with an attitude of repentance. He gave a part of his wealth for providing food for the abandoned children and old people at a hermitage. He donated for a new shelter for abused children. He came back and visited his own children. Took his family out on a holiday! The whole family woke up to a new life. The whole family came together with the new learning. Learning to laugh!
Maya was indebted and thankful towards her teacher, the toothless old man of the bus stop. When she returned from India, she did visit the bus stop many times especially to tell him about the change that took over in her family. She wanted to thank the old man. But, she could never meet him, even though she even visited the bus stop in the middle of the night. On one night, she saw another man sitting at the same place where she had met the old man, puffing on a cigarette. She asked him if he knew the old man. He said that the old man had died a few weeks before and when they came to pick up his body, they found a bunch of rolled up currency with a small note attached to it, saying “For a decent burial”.

Thank You.

Mohanji quote - Just be in the path of Dharma

My New Year Message for 2015

Dearest Embodiments of pure love

Curtains to 2014. A new page in the calendar – 2015. As we lay down the ceremony of waking up a new year in our life, we rake up resolutions, hopes and optimism. A new human year is about to be launched along with new hopes and aspirations. I wish you great elevation in awareness in the days ahead. We die every night and are born every day.  Every day, especially every birthday is another milestone in our life. New Year is another day in the flow of time.

As we shed the weight of 2014 behind us and as we continue to trek into the unknown terrains of the inevitable future, let FAITH be the guiding light.

As we wear the garlands of resolutions that we aspire to change in ourselves; change that we consider as the blinding blocks within our character and detrimental for terrestrial excellence, DETERMINATION is the pillar.

As we wear the new garbs of life, and as we turn another page in life, we look for new terrestrial glory. As we spread on time our expectations about ourselves and our future, may COMPASSION be the key ingredient. May your terrestrial success be measured by your acts of COMPASSION and KINDNESS.  Do not be too harsh on yourself.


  • Be Unconditionally Kind and Let it show.
  • Do not judge or condemn another because we do not know their karma just like we do not know ours.
  • Shed the weight of everyday – every night
  • Be the sun to life. Rise in the brilliance of the sun every morning and live as unconditionally as the sun every day and spread the warmth or moonlight every night.
  • Let compassion be your breath. Build your liberation on the acts of compassion
  • Unconditional love is a state. Be in the state of Unconditional Love. Be that. Do not DO that.
  • This is human NEW YEAR. Dedicate this to the well-being of beings of other species and pledge to make their
    life a bit better each day. They will be better off if we just leave them alone.
  • Reduce dependency and enjoy freedom. Dependency leads to expectations and eventual disappointments. Avoid expectations and experience satisfaction every moment.
  • Do not judge, criticize and condemn others and thus contaminate yourself. When we condemn others, we are condemning ourselves.


Wish You a Bright and Brilliant New Year

Wish you Happiness, Peace and Success

Infinite Love

Love Makes Life Beautiful

Mohanji quote - Let the wave of awareness unite the worldMy dearest Embodiments of Love
This is 2014. 2014 is concluding. Another year in time is dawning. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner – just a few days away! While you are leaving on your well-earned holidays, thank you for finding time and sending me so many wishes and love from various parts of the world. I appreciate your time and sincere love for me. Life is all about expressing and experiencing multiple flavours in relationship. Relativity is equal to relationships in terrestrial terms. Hence, sharing time and nurturing relationships are the most beautiful flowers that bloom in this garden of life.
A healthy life needs positivity. It is difficult to maintain positivity in this hypermarket of tragedies called the “modern world”. Tragedies sell. Media thrives on snuff stuff. More money is spent on weapons of mass destruction than preservation of what has survived our greed. Real awareness or unity consciousness is still not taking root which is the real human tragedy. We are still encouraging divisions based on religions, races and countries. The same God is put into various names, garbs and used to induce differences, displacements and wars. It is still your god and my god – not our God, ONE God. krishna buddha jesus Mohanji quote - Let brightness of wisdom

In the name of religion, people are killing children, women, men and animals. How can we have world peace when such ignorance is mounting day by day? Let us be deeply aware. But, let us also be optimistic. Peace is only possible with true awareness. Let brightness of wisdom illumine us. May darkness be dissolved in the wisdom, that all are one and all beings of earth are part of one consciousness. All are beings and all they need is LOVE. The world order is bound to change. It should happen sooner than later. Much destruction can be expected. Yet, we should sincerely hope that it would not take much destruction before the change over takes place. Peace must happen. Peace must prevail in individual minds as well as the mind of the society.
We have been trained to be normal. Normal in social terms is average. Our psychology is based on average social human behavioural patterns. Anything that is not average is abnormal. Abnormal is considered as weird and something that needs special attention. This discrimination has made our “scientific generation” grossly average. Society is programmed to support “normal” beings. Hence, average beings are the rulers, law makers and those who enforce laws. Their vision is grossly two dimensional. The “allowed” is the average. Being average also means carriers of social emotions. Social emotions can create wars and divisions. And “normal” also means you need to possess the socially accepted fears, concerns and problems. We are grooming our children to be “normal”.

Mohanji quote - Allow the children to be naturalOur society and educational system has systematically crushed many original thinkers, geniuses and those who had the potential to change the way we see the world to average “harmless” human beings. Non-conformists are branded as eccentrics. We should not allow this to happen to our children. Allow them to be natural. Nourish them to cherish their spontaneity and naturality. Tell them it is not weird to be different. Life is all about expressions and experiences. If your expressions and experiences are harmless to other beings, it is OK. The trained conformists may or may not appreciate them, but, tell them it is OK to be different. It is OK to walk your own path. Non-conformity is not a crime. It is your freedom.

Remember, this “average-hood” that the “normal” enforces has created much inequality within the society. It has minimalized or even nullified species equality. Do we know or care about the suffering of animals and birds in our society? It has sponsored human supremacy and religion based separation. This means it has consistently sponsored injustice. It always protected the rich and the powerful. It supports “might” in disguise and the weaker strata of the society are always kept poor and wanting.
Let us look at life with optimism. Awareness is growing. Silence is taking deeper roots in many minds and many pockets. Many people are doing whatever they can to make their neighbourhood a bit healthier, lively and comfortable which are positive outlooks of life. The non-violence in expressions always leaves a residue fragrance of goodness behind. When you touch the lives of those who are not part of your life, unconditionally, you become rich inside. Just as all people strive hard to stay rich, once you are rich inside, you will do your best to stay rich inside. See the good in people. Nurture the good in people. Remain selfless against all odds and pressures of the society. Nurture love and kindness. Leave the residue of compassion through your thoughts, words and action spontaneously.
One positive action could lead to a positive movement. This is what all great masters lived for. This is what Jesus, Buddha and Krishna appeared for. They lived their lives in Freedom. 01 krishna

Freedom is our choice. It has nothing to do with people, places, time or situations. Freedom is an internal thing. If you are free inside, you will float through life. If you are free inside, it will show. Freedom is also associated with inner richness. Inner richness makes you free and freedom leaves you rich inside. When we are bound by concepts, we will only see differences. When we are liberated through freedom, we only see oneness and love everywhere. Unconditional Love! This leaves us totally free.
Fears bind us to earthly cycle of birth and death. Seven billion people are walking this slender earth with heavy hearts filled with concepts, refusing to experience, let alone enjoy the freedom of liberated existence. There is only one choice to make in life. Only one choice which really matters! The choice is between freedom and binding. To be free or to be bound! And remember, this has nothing to do with any religion, master, guru, book or philosophy. It has to do with you. Only You! You choose to be bound by your fears and concepts or be free from all bindings and start enjoying the terrestrial experiences like a small child who sees the world with the eyes of wonder. So, liberation is not a thing that you need to achieve through a person or a practice. It is your very nature. It is the choice that you make.
01 Jesus-Christ-In this context, I would like to tell you one more important factor. You cannot approach your freedom selfishly. “I need to be free but I do not care if others stay bound.” This is the wrong attitude primarily because if the whole society is blind and you are painting a beautiful picture, who will appreciate it or gain experience from your expression? Secondly, even if you are free from inside, but you are living in a society that cannot understand your state, what is the use? They will never let you express your state of liberation by considering you as weird or an eccentric or on extreme cases, even assassinate you from existence. They may bind you or even crucify you for being original. So, if you have seen light, it is your duty to guide others to light, in your own way. You need not become a guru for that. Your inner guru will shine forth spontaneously, without any effort from you. You could show light to people through your expressions and actions. You could make a difference around you through your expressions of compassion, kindness and love. The expressions of liberation are sufficient for bringing a positive difference in the world around you. You belong to the world around you, primarily.
You can achieve wealth, money, possessions, pride and many things terrestrial through hard work or deceit. But none of these can guarantee you freedom. All of these could become traps to build your ego as a wall between you and your freedom which is your birthright. Ego is a subtle matter. It is like your shadow, which always lurks behind you even if you are ignorant about it. Ego could make you critical and judgemental and delude you into believing that all you needed for happiness are the worldly possessions and people. And all the aspects of “Purushartha” such as dharma (text book of existence), artha (physical properties and terrestrial collections), kama (lust for fruits of existence) and moksha (vision of liberation) can also become addictions. (P.S I have interpreted the “Purushartha” in the context of this mail.)
01 buddhas love for animalsFreedom means free from fears too. When you are free from inside, everything amounts to freedom. A birth, a death, and all things in-between amount to another aspect of inner freedom. If you gain or lose, it is the same because everything is dimension of inner freedom. Nothing stays forever on earth. Change is the only permanent thing on earth. So, when we travel with the wings of freedom, the changes of life are just passing locations of transit. People, places, time and things change. Nothing stays. There is nothing to hold on to which is worth it, except your inner freedom. And once achieved, inner freedom spontaneously stays. We will always stay rich inside. And it will never be affected by the passing emotions or karmic agendas.

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Jesus and Krishna

Great Masters have been great shepherds and cowherds. Why did Krishna, Baba and Jesus spend so much time with various sentient beings, rather than human beings? All beings have the same soul. All beings are expressions of the same God. All are same on earth. For a liberated being, there cannot be any difference between species. We CANNOT kill another being. We SHOULD NOT kill any being due to any reason. If we are superior beings due to our intellect, we should express the godliness within us. We should express compassion and kindness without discrimination of species. We should care and it should show. Do please use the time that we use in abandon over silly matters and soap operas of life for the protection and care of other beings of earth. Help prevent killing of any kind and spread peace and non-violence purposefully, spontaneously. We have NO right to kill another being, even for the sake of our palette or conditioned existence.
So, my message for you, as you take off on holidays, is that – do what you can for the world, the environment, the nature, and the beings of the nature. Help them to feel love and kindness capable of expressing by human beings. Most of our fellow sentient beings love unconditionally and never complain if they do not get that back in return. Every bird and animal out there responds well to love. They feel fear too. There is huge anarchy and bloodshed happening out there in various corners of the world towards humans and beings of other species.

Buddha and Jesus

Buddha and Jesus

Only one thing can heal the world – AWARENESS. Awareness is what we should give to the world. Shower the world with higher awareness which amounts to non-violence, kindness, compassion and peace. Awareness leads to all that. If you take one decision, that to be free from inside, not to be bound by any emotions, people, places or time, express that resolution in terms of unconditional love, kindness and compassion towards the world and all its beings. Do not see the differences in gender, class, race or species. Differences mean ignorance. Differences mean non-understanding. Freedom is the thread of consciousness that links all beings of the universe. Consciousness is free and unbound. When we are driven or propelled by consciousness, we can only see the thread of love which is also the thread of freedom. Freedom is love and love is freedom. Differences and all lower emotions such as anger, hatred, jealousy, so on and so forth, are clear signs of operating in lower frequency. Choose higher frequency and let it shine forth in you and through you to the outside world too. All of us are potential masters, irrespective of our social conditioning. Thoughts Per Second (TPS) determines master-hood. Lower the TPS, you are a master of your own mind. Higher the TPS, you are bound by concepts of the world which are denying you inner freedom. Hence, inner silence despite compelling external calamities determines your stature. Remember, even if you are externally or socially bound, you can still be internally free. Let the wave of awareness unite the world beyond caste, creed, races, religions and differences. Let love unite the world. Let us not sponsor news of bloodshed and displacements of property and lives. Let every breath we take lead us and the society to more awareness and freedom. Remember, we are just visitors here. Sooner or later, we will have no signs of our existence on earth just like our great grand parents, who lived five generations before us. Please live in love and add love to our life.
Kindly pardon me as I am unable to write to all of you individually, even though I would have loved to. Please accept my Best Wishes and Sincere Thanks for all the love that you are consistently showering on me each day. I love you through time too.
I wish you a great and fulfilling holiday season as well as a GREAT NEW YEAR.
Lovingly Yours
Happy Holidays MF

Being Nothing – Thoughts on Dissolution

Questions and Answers, November – December 2014


I believe that nothing is birthright. Only their individual constitution of orientation makes the person… Hindu is a state which means the constant display of perfect equilibrium, perfect objectivity and equanimity, tolerance and deliverance of non-violence at all times, being peaceful and loving.

Q: Is Hinduism a religion? If yes, why are there so many sub-divisions, castes and sub-castes?

A: Hinduism is a state. “Ha” represents the Sun. “Indu” represents the moon. They are the two key meridians which create balance in our system. These “Ida” and “Pingala” nadis or meridians, which balance the heat and cold aspect of our system. If the sun and moon are balanced, which means if the heat and cold are in equilibrium, the person is healthy. One full day means day time and night time. If we dissect it roughly, 3AM to 6AM is the Satwic time which is represented by our Middle Meridian called Sushumna. The moon represents tamas or inertia and partial darkness or sleep and rules over 3PM to 3AM – almost 12 hours which is represented by the moon meridian. The rest of the day, which is represented by the sun 6AM to 3PM is action or rajasic time. This is the time for 100% “terrestriality” or the up and down swings of a “caged” existence. Earth can be considered a cage or prison because our choices are limited to our available awareness and restricted, elemental boundaries such as body, space, time, air, heat, water and earth. So, when we address one as a Hindu, it only means that the person is expected to be in perfect equilibrium. This is also the responsibility each “Hindu” carries – the constant display of perfect objectivity and equanimity. Also, perfection in tolerance and deliverance of non-violence at all times. A true Hindu should solve differences through discussions which maintain inner peace and never through arguments, aggression and violence or anything that destroys peace. This means, Hinduism is a state and not a religion. Anyone can be a Hindu if their operating level matches the state of perfect peace and non-violence within. It also signifies that when the elements are in balance, the emotions and the operations in the world are also in balance. There are no excesses in the system. There are no imbalances. Hence, when we say Hindu, it means we expect the person to be in balance, equanimity, peaceful and loving in the society. When there is imbalance in the system, there is negativity, which means anger, hatred, and violence – so on and so forth. When the elements are in balance, then the expression is love, kindness, compassion so on and so forth. So, become all that and you will become a Hindu. :) There are numerous constitutions and characters on earth. Each being is a unique constitution. One who is predominantly satwic – operating on selflessness, love and kindness, one who has less selfish desires is expressing the qualities of Brahmin, which also means close to the supreme consciousness. The nature of supreme consciousness is unconditional love. One who is aggressive and warrior-like is usually classified as Kshatriya, the warrior/ ruler class who possess the ability to protect all other beings. Another type of people who possess skills of trade is called Vysya. Those who are hunters and are used to working close to earth were classified as Shudras. None of these classifications are superior or inferior to one another. They just signify the orientation of the individual. This is how classes originally happened. Then, they became castes. Then it paved way to intolerance, apartheid and un-touchability to reservations and corruption. I believe that nothing is a birthright or an ornament. We should be human beings first and foremost. Then comes caste and religion. Caste and religion are totally insignificant if people be good and do good, especially if they express godliness and kindness consistently and unconditionally. Only their individual constitution or orientation makes the person. Nothing is high or low. Ignorance has degenerated operating methods. The same is visible in the case of classes and castes as well. Racism and castism are blatant expressions of total ignorance.

Q: Is this why there are 330 Million Deities in the Hindu system?

A: Yes. Each deity is a representation of the supreme un-manifested – just like you and I. Each incarnation is a manifestation. Each thought, word, action is a manifestation. Everything should remind us of the silent yet potent force which manifests through billions of creations. The subtle is the unseen and not recognizable through senses, force that moves the machinery called existence in the universe. Every plant, tree, river and stone is its manifestation. There is a part of it in everything. This is represented by the 330 Million deities. So, how do we worship them all? Simple. Worship the one that is close to you. Your own soul! The subtlest of you can be found only when we detach from our gross aspects. When we go deeper and deeper into the subtle aspect of us, we will start feeling its manifestations in a moment to moment level. We cannot perceive it through any of our senses and the mind. We can only perceive its manifested forms just like you and I. Through connecting to the essence behind the manifestations, we will start feeling the essence all the time. Then we will start operating in the essence level – shedding the lure of the gross manifested level. In other words, we will fathom the size of the whole ice-berg which is huge under-water, much bigger than its manifested aspect above water. The source can only be experienced. None of our faculties can understand it, except some aspects of its gross manifestation. And gross manifestations are bound by time, space, beings and also situations. They are temporary. They change. Hence, the essence behind the manifestation is very vital to be connected. That is why in our system we say everything is manifestation of God so that we will start seeing only God everywhere. This is preliminary towards seeing God inside yourself. When we start seeing God outside in everything, we will always stay connected to God and then we will automatically get diverted to the God inside us. The God within! This is the real you. Then you will know that there is no difference. All are one. Every being is one. All are extensions of one God and that God is the subtlest un-manifest form which runs the universe. Then we realize that we ourselves are the universe. There is nothing apart from us because we are the essence and not the sundry perishable manifestations. So, the 330 Million Gods represent every flavour of our existence. The types, shapes, forms, characters, emotions, needs, so on and so forth. And you are free to connect to any of them as per your constitution. When you connect to the manifested form of your constitution outside of you, it serves as a mirror to yourself. In other words, you can only connect to a God that represents your constitution. Only then can you attain unity and fulfillment. The path says that you can see nothing except God in all manifestations. Now it is up to the seeker to get there. Mohanji quote - All are extensions of one God

Q: In Hindu path, only Lord Vishnu – the one who sustains creations has taken many avatars. Why are the creator, Lord Brahma and the dissolver Lord Shiva not taking any avatars?

A: :) This is a good question. Look at this aspect objectively. The answer is within the question. As far as a creator is concerned, once the creation is over, his job is over. Imagine the builder of your house. He built your house but, he is not staying in your house, right? He built it, handed it over to you, whose destiny is to live in that house which you chose to create through the creator whom you hired and he left as soon as his job is done. Now, Maha Vishnu is the sustainer. He is the one who needs to ensure that you live your life the way you chose it. He is the one who is responsible for the well-being of the environment so that the occupation is supported until it should be or as long as it takes, or even as long as destiny permits. He needs to come time and again to preserve the sanctity of the environment to ensure the right habitat is preserved for the right experience. Lord Krishna explains this beautifully in Bhagavad Gita. “Paritraanaaya Sadhoonam, Vinashaayacha Dushkritam Dharma Samstaapanaarthaaya Sambhavaami Yuge Yuge” Meaning: In order to protect the one who is benevolent and remove the ones who are malevolent from the world; And to preserve the dharma (truthful/rightful duty) of terrestrial existence, I appear (Happen) in each era (Yuga) or I happen again and again. His job is to preserve and maintain Dharma. This is why He must “happen” again and again in human form to handle the human mess. :) Also remember, he says “happen” which means his appearance is a happening which also brings forth many liberated souls to wear the human form and accompany the highest consciousness in his mission. Those who come with awareness never falter in the journey. They display extreme conviction, commitment and consistency. Examples: Hanumanji, Vidura, Uddhava, Radha, Lakshmana so on and so forth. Lord Shiva is the dissolver. His job is to recycle creation. He needs to come only one time, and need not come in disguise at all, to dissolve the whole thing. His job is to nullify the existence of manifested creations or recycle them. Why should he take various avatars for a simple job like that? :D Lord Shiva has adorned many temporary forms to reach and guide his devotees. But they are not full-fledged avatars like that of Maha Vishnu who visits each era in an un-ignorable and often irresistible form. We do remember how Bhagawan Shiva came to Adi Shankaracharya in the form of a cobbler to shake him up from the slumber of his egocentric intellect and bring forth wisdom. Bhagawan Shiva asked Sankara “What can move? This body? This body is made of dead organisms and comes alive only with the help of the soul. Hence, there is no difference between your body and that of mine. The soul? The soul is everywhere and is immovable. Your soul and my soul are one and the same.“ Delusion can happen to even great masters at times. God out of sheer love always brings them back to light. So, there you go. The creator and dissolver only do a one time job. The maintainer needs to maintain the place time to time. So, he chooses various forms as per the need of the situation and the size of the activity. His duration of being at the location is also directly dependent on the gravity of the problem. Now, understand that these three great deities whom we worship are three aspects of the one and only non-manifested supreme consciousness. So, once again, it is up to us to transcend the three aspects of ourselves and get there or merge into the supreme consciousness without a trace of any existence ever.

Q: The Karma Story?

A: Karma is like a flowing river. It flows through lifetimes. Karma is alive because of the bubbles of desires that happen in our consciousness every moment. Karma is like a live organism. The Sanchita karma, or collective karma is like an ocean. Many rivers of karma joins this ocean and maintains its water level. The rivers are many, but, some of the key rivers that serve as amazons to the ocean are personal karma that provoked an incarnation, karma from the lineage, karma from the society as well as acquired karma due to our own non-understanding or ignorance (which is usually caused by sundry desires, opinions and emotions). All these and many more rivers serve water into the ocean. Once the water becomes the ocean, it is all salt water. All are just karma. So, individual existence is provided by karma, experiences are also provided by karma. Good and bad experiences are also karma oriented. There is nothing apart from karma. Everything has its root in karma. This is the same from this birth till death as well as all births and deaths. Karma less state is possible when all that we say and do are objective and we are not bound by anything terrestrial. ” Na punyam, na paapam, na saukhyam, na dukham…. Shivoham”. This means, no merits, no sins, no happiness nor sorrow. My state is perpetually that of Shiva – perfect equanimity and bliss. Mind will stay as long as there is karma. Mind will wither away when we do not use it anymore. In relationships, people should be considered as flowing rivers. Karma keeps them flowing from time to time and place to place. Whenever we try to put people into frames, it disrupts the natural flow and the relationship suffers. The main cause for failure in relationships are because of frames that people create in their mind. Frames are nailed by expectations. Expectations often disrupt the free flow of the river. When blockages happen in the river, when water is prevented from flowing, it breaks its boundaries, swells and overflows. Same with relationships.  Never put people in frames. Allow free flow. Guide them through kindness and compassion. Nurture them with love. If love is the operating energy, only good things will happen in life. Society will be cleaner. Remember – All those who put others in any kind of frames have suffered, Each and every one of us are helplessly bound by karma in this lifetime and through lifetimes. Even though karma is unconsciously being created each moment, the resultant suffering is absolutely choice-less as well. Every thought, word and action along with emotion, every expression, paves way for that. Man is helplessly bound by karma. Everything and anything that everyone thinks, speaks and does are all bound by karma. There is none immune from it. Nobody is high or low in karma. Their set of experiences could be different. But, none immune. The field and place of operation, the flavor of character and constitution as well as the duration is determined by karma. It is karma that gives birth to an existence, maintains it and destroys it during every incarnation and beyond.

Q: How do we get there? How do we get liberated?

A: The best way to cure darkness is to bring light. The path outside should lead to the path within. Dig deeper into the essence of you and you will see its manifestations everywhere around you. Go within. Withdraw the senses and mind into your core and evaporate them systematically through merging them into the consciousness that supports our existence. Mohanji quote

Q: How do the seven chakras help? A: They are the transformers regulating the flow of praana into the system. Leave the chakras alone. When your alignment is perfected, due to your non-interference into your own system, all chakras will quite spontaneously function perfectly well. It would be advisable not to pay much attention to chakras when you are in the path of dissolution. It is the path of pathless. Concepts should dissolve before the mind dissolves. Concepts block smooth journey. Concepts sit in the mind. When concepts sit in the mind, there is no possibility of dissolving the mind. So, we need to learn to accept, understand, and not resist ourselves and life around us. This way, concepts will lose its value. And mind will become insignificant.

Q: I have heard there are chakras in the head apart from the seven vertically positioned chakras.

A: Yes. They are more of centres than chakras. They do not have a functional role like chakras. They are positions or centres which help determine where you stand or where you have reached in your ascension. The key centres in the head apart from the third eye (Ajna) and the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) are Kailas, Bodhini, Bindu, Nada and Kala. These are called Upper Aadhars, platforms or centres (Melaadhaar). Only up to Ajna can the gunas follow. Beyond Ajna it is all Nirguna, guna-less or subtle.

Q: Mohanji, I see that you are avoiding using the word Kundalini. Why?

A: Avoid concepts. Avoid all concepts. I would have avoided the word Chakra as well. Lesser concepts we carry, easier we can release the mind. Hence, Feel. Feel. Feel. This is better for a smooth journey. Concepts always bind us. Concepts are traps. They activate the mind matter. It is addictive. We love and hate people and materials based on our concepts. Due to concepts, mind stays alive longer and prevents our dissolution, which is our birthright. This is like the pages or files that we have opened and kept in our computer that prevent us from shutting down the computer after use. We have to close all the files before we can shut down the computer otherwise the computer stays operational. Mind always binds us to an existence. This maintains the past residues in some way. slide-45

Q: How do residues of lifetimes prevent transit?

A: It does not prevent transit. It slows us down. It delays the process. Residues are impressions carried out of emotions pertaining to events from each lifetime. We may have taken thousands of lives. And life is always evolutionary. We keep evolving life after life. Hence, before a series of human existence, we might have taken many incarnations as other beings, of other species. A residue from all these lives is possible as the reason for our character traits of this life. This is why each incarnation is complex. We can never estimate any incarnation. We will grossly fail to understand the subtlety or the reason behind the character trait of each incarnation. Hence, we cannot judge or condemn anyone. This is why I said the residue delays transit.

Q: What actually happens when we meditate/concentrate on our inner world – per se the centres of our head zone? Why I used the word zone is because we cannot say this in association with the physical head.

A: Yes. Physical head is just a suggestion or a location for concentration. Through or by concentrating within our physical head, we transcend the barrier or dimension of the physical. The clear advantage is, we as humans are a bundle of acquired concepts. Our everyday reality is just the projection of a particular concept on an external object. We consistently do that. We do acquire new concepts from time to time. But, we can never realize the truth by hoarding/entertaining concepts. The external world for us can be considered as manifestation of our concepts. We see the world according to our concept and not according to the truth. Our opinions are also extensions of our concepts. Our thought process and character are also influenced by our concepts. There are no people. Just walking and talking concepts. :) Have nothing to do with them. :D Thus, we are totally bound by the relative existence. The problem with concepts is that concepts make everyone feel that they are right all the time because their testing stone is their own acquired concepts. It also gives a false feeling that others are wrong. The right and wrongs of life are usually offspring of individual, social, moral, religious, educational concepts. Governments and dictators manipulated and bound their subjects with concepts. Concepts reduce tolerance. It binds mind to frames. The socio-moral frames which destroy spontaneity of life are all formed out of concepts. If karma is equal to fulfillment, concept is anti-fulfillment and hence anti-karma. It binds man to repetitive existence because it prevents spontaneity and hence fulfilment. The gunas (Satwa, Rajas and Tamas) that the creator used to form flavours in constitution in its creation also aid the creation of concepts in the mind. We look at or understand a person, or a situation based on our software which is basically flavoured by the gunas. Thus, we can see or understand a person or a thing only based on what software is within/inside us. This is very limiting. When we withdraw from the external world and start dwelling in the centres of our head zone, we start seeing the truths. The un-distorted truths! That too, without the bias baggage based on our concepts. Then there can only be unconditional love.

Q: Many people meet you, feel you at many places in your physical absence. Is this astral presence?
No. It is operation from consciousness. Physical and astral have limitations. Unit based limitations. Both has volume. Both are space bound. Consciousness wise there is none. So, when I come to you, it is the consciousness that is reaching you. Or, in other words, it is operating through the consciousness that is with you all the time. This is neither bound by time, space or property. This will stay as it is beyond a physical existence too and hence, it is not even bound by an incarnation. All incarnations are part of it. All are united by this. And consciousness does not have to reach you. It is always with you, around you and within you. It just solidifies into the form or experience that is in need. The intensity of your connection to my incarnation makes it tangible for you as vision, presence, fragrance or vibrations. It has in fact nothing to do with the physical body. Physical body is just an object of connection or concentration. It is the consciousness that is at work beyond time, space and physical. This is why Christ Consciousness and Krishna Consciousness exists even today, many years after they physically removed their incarnations.

Q: What are Kriyas?

A: Techniques to attain total liberation. slide-50

Q: What are the major classifications or types of Bhakti (Devotion)?

Shantha Bhaav Bhakti – This is a relaxed, non-interfering devotion. There is no demand from the seeker to the sought in this aspect. The seeker is happy to be around and always ready to give a helping hand, but needs or asks nothing. The seeker is always peaceful and tranquil. Vidura of Mahabharatha expressed this type of devotion.

Daasa Bhaav Bhakti – Devotion with the attitude of a servant. Hanumanji is the most famous example as the exponent of this style. He was awakened, but, because of his awakening, he knew who Lord Ram was and dedicated himself to the service of the avatar. He even mentioned to Ram to permit him to continue to serve him by keeping the flavour of duality as two separate bodies or entities, ignoring the unifying consciousness which makes them one. “Let me stay separate from you so that I can see you outside of me and serve you as Avatar Ram and I shall keep the illusion that I am Hanuman, separate from you as a separate entity. The moment I realize and start operating in the realization that we are indeed one, I may stop serving you. So, please allow me to maintain this illusion” This is illusion by choice. This may feel awkward for an average seeker who is always craving for a total merger with the supreme consciousness. This also clearly demonstrates the intensity of Hanumanji’s daas bhaav. He also said “This body of Hanuman is at your service. This mind is your servant; your wish is my command. Yet, this soul is one with your soul. Soul-wise, you and I are one”. Hanumanji perfected Daas-Bhaav or servant-hood in devotion which totally annihilates the ego element at all times. This bhaav helps dissolution much faster. One of the most powerful of all bhakti bhaavs is Daas Bhaav.

Sakhya Bhaav Bhakti – Friendliness – Being friends with God. Arjuna of Mahabharatha and Sugreeva of Ramayana expressed this flavour towards Lord Krishna and Lord Rama respectively. They respected the respective avatars, but, almost always there was no true devotion in its fullest sense. There was love, there was feeling, but, it was more of a friendship. When we feel the object of our worship is our friend, it is called Sakhya Bhaav. This often deludes because of familiarity. Familiarity may lead to indifference. Indifference leads to detachment from the truth or stature of the object. Then the benefit of being with a perfect master gets diluted. Only one with a very high level of maturity should opt for this. They should have arrived at a state where no external factor or superficial mannerisms of the other can touch or change their understanding and awareness.

Valsalya Bhaava Bhakti – This is the emotion that one feels towards one’s child. Devaki and Nanda felt this towards Lord Krishna. This is the love of a parent towards a child. Sage Thyagaraja, Kabir, Surdas and Tulsidas expressed this kind of devotion towards Lord Ram and Lord Krishna respectively. Many who wrote hymns out of over-flowing love for their master or lord expressed the love of a parent towards their child. This is a sustainable love. This can be sustained primarily because the object of devotion does usually not exist in a body. The love is towards a mental image or a concept which usually stays consistent because there is no physical living aspect to it. Secondly, the mental image is kept on a particular aspect of the object, such as baby Krishna, Young boy Krishna, Baby Ram etc. This means the age of the object of worship is also kept still or constant. The age and attributes are kept constant by the seeker because the object of worship is an entity that lived in the past. This helps maintain the intensity and when such concentration happens over an object, it helps awakening and realization.

Madhurya Bhaava/ Prem bhaav – This is more of a lover aspect. This kind of devotees feels their object of worship almost like a lover, partner or husband. Meera Bai, Radha, and all the Gopikas considered Lord Krishna in this bhaav. This is a powerful bhaav. When you are really in love, your mind is constant on the object of love. Whenever we are in love, we are fully concentrated on the object of our love. This prevents the mind from wavering. This helps devotion. Even if the object of love is not in physical body, the love can be as intense as otherwise. A person, who sees the lord or master as a lover, will see his reflection in every being. Meera was only seeing Krishna everywhere and made poetry out of it. Various saints and masters of the bhakti path did the same. “Tell me, oh Lord, where can I look where you are not!” The bhaav of the lover is usually intense. It may also lead to possessiveness and jealousy if the object of love is in his body. Love should never be “thought”. You can only be love. Love should be felt and it should be spontaneous. When we think, it is not love anymore. Thought removes love. Love is a spontaneous emotion and it needs no reason. Causeless love is pure. An object or a person can trigger that in any human, of course, depending on his/her constitution. Love makes people brave and often removes fears. Fearless state is also awakened state. So, the lover bhaav has its own traps and merits. Prem bhaav can have much higher dimensions than the bhaav of a lover when the subject sees the multi-dimension of the object of his/her worship translated into real life situations and sees the reflection of the object in every event, person, situation and time. So, this bhaav is a perpetual bhaav which transcends all barriers and emotions and keeps both the subject and object liberated or unbound from each other unlike the bhaav or possessiveness which can creep into a lover-hood.

Satrubhaav Bhakti – This is the most interesting bhaav. The bhaav of an enemy which intensifies the connection of the subject with his/her object of hatred. Kamsa hated Lord Krishna but almost always remembered him and thus connected to his object of hatred with great intensity. Ravana always remembered Ram. It was impossible for them to forget their object of hatred through day and night. Thus their connection with their enemy made their satru-bhaav bhakti so intense that Lord Vishnu himself had to take human form as Avatar Krishna and Ram to despatch Kamsa and Ravana respectively. So, the enemy bhaav is very fierce and powerful even though it is negative. It binds and even destroys. It is based on fear. All other bhaavs bring peace in mind while enemy bhaav always keeps the mind contaminated and restless. Because of that, those who slip into this bhaav knowingly or unknowingly will always be mentally active in the negative way, scheming and plotting to destroy the object of their enmity. But, the flip side is that, they would be connected to their object of enmity, much more than a regular devotee. They would be connecting with extreme intensity and would be even drawing energy from the object of their hatred for energizing and executing their hatred towards the very same object that they hate. Whatever we resist always persists because we are indirectly or unknowingly energizing them. It is said that the soul of Kamsa and the soul of Ravana merged with Lord Krishna and Lord Rama respectively because the avatars themselves performed their execution. This is a peace-less bhaav and many around them suffer because of their enmity. Hence, this can be considered only on an academic basis and not for practice. And it takes an aggressive constitution spiced up with expectation, greed, ownership, possessiveness and control-hunger to have any kind of enmity towards anyone. Yet, in absolute sense, the enemy bhaav also is a bhaav of devotion, especially if the object is an avatar – even though the subject is not aware that they are worshipping and using the energy of their object. This is an ignorant bhaav.This is totally a deluded bhaav. (Bhaav means feeling, flavor, attitude etc) Mohanji quote

Major Worship Methods:

Sravanam – Listening to the stories of master, avatar or God.

Darsanam – Seeing or witnessing the form of the master or God

Keertanam – Singing glories, chanting the attributes of the master or God

Smaranam – Rememebring the master or God

Archanam – Performing rituals to the master or God

Vandanam – Paying respects to the master or God

Samarpanam – Surrendering to the master or God.

Sevanam – Serving the master or God

Dasyam – Servant-hood to the master or God

Sakhyam – Friendship to the master or God

Atma Nivedanam – Surrendering the soul to the master or God, means total surrender diluting one’s own ego identifications.

Q: What is the meaning of Mantra?

Mananena Traayate iti Mantra – What can liberate through contemplation – that is mantra. Manana is contemplation traayate means to achieve or to protect. And what you can achieve through contemplation is meditation or journey inward. Meditation leads to liberation. Mantra should be chanted with feeling and concentration. Mantras create Neuro-lingusitc effect. Scientists have said this.

Q: What if we cannot meditate because of fluctuating mind?

A: When mind refuses to stay calm, you cannot meditate. When mind prevents meditation, resort to chanting. Chanting is always the remedy. It occupies the mind and keeps it with the mantra at least for a few minutes. Stop and repeat many times over and it will bring you a relative calm. There is nothing called permanent calm as long as mind exists. Chanting is the best medicine when restless mind disallows meditation. Mind is the seat of emotions. So, mind could easily delude you and give you a false feeling that mind is in control. This prevents ascension. In this context, mind gives you the feeling of a close friend while in reality; it is a bitter enemy in disguise. Close friends turning enemies are more dangerous and much worse than established enemies. :)

Q: Why cannot I be consistent? Why mind fluctuates?

A: Mind takes inspiration from desires that trigger impulses based on situation and environment. For a tired person, the desire would be to rest. For a hungry person, the desire would be to have food. Likewise, each situation triggers a corresponding desire. Mind adopts it and it manifests in life. Secondly, we are social beings. We live with other beings. Each being has a constitution. Each one triggers his/her impulses on each one. The mind adopts some of them and manifests them too. This means acquired impressions. Our expressions of compassion, kindness, anger or jealousy are examples of such manifestations of the mind. Thirdly, the environment has impressions stored in the form of vibrations. A place of worship usually has smooth, calm and peaceful energy, while a battlefield will have extreme restless and unsettled energy derived out of pain, agony and death. This is subtle. Our mind responds to it and collects a bit of it. Likewise, as we walk the street, we walk through various such energies. We collect them and often we manifest them without knowing why. This is why the scriptures insist on adopting “good company”, or the company that elevates you instead of the company that pulls you down through fears, anxieties, jealousy, hatred or enmity. Those who raise your frequency and awareness are good for you. Those who bring your restlessness are not so good for you. Avoid that company, if you could. So, any of these could be the reason for your restlessness. If you could diagnose well, avoid the cause in the future and remove the impression through increased awareness that you are not those manifestations and you are beyond all these momentary impulses.

Q: How and why do we gather dirt while in spiritual path?

A: Spiritual path is not a separate path. It is part of every path such as physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial – if they are separate paths according to you. We gather dirt in every path as well as every moment knowingly or unknowingly. Dirt is usually emotional dirt or concepts in the intellect level. The more concepts you harbour, the more bound you become. The more bound you are, the more restless you will become. The more restless you are, the more detached from truth and peace. Thus, it is a vicious cycle. The source of restlessness could be an external being or an acquired concept. The result is emotional dirt. As long as we live in the society, this is inevitable. We are social beings. Anything and everything can and will trigger thoughts. They all can trigger restlessness. Paying attention to negative thoughts, words and actions will leave its residue inside the canvas of our mind. It gathers more of similar emotions from outside, other people or situations or makes them through analysis. Hence, the first intake itself should be avoided. Do not listen to the words of anger, hatred, jealousy and contamination. Do not listen to negative news. Stay away from television programs that create restlessness, anger, hatred and anarchy within. Stay with inner peace. Stay with positive thoughts, words and action. Avoid gossips. Prevention is always better than cure. Likewise, do not participate in negative activities, which means activities triggered by anger, hatred, jealousy, so on and so forth. Then adopt the company of beings who operate in higher frequency. Still, do not connect to their character. Connect only to their consciousness. This is a fragile world. Everything changes here each moment. Be the change and be spontaneous. Be free. Mohanji quote

Q: According to you, what is the root cause of all the man-made calamities that the world has faced from time to time?

A: Unrealistic ambitions; lack of awareness about the real truth; complexes; greed; so on and so forth. A calm mind cannot churn out anarchy. It takes a turbulent mind to create wars. Turbulent minds have existed through time and they cling on to external comfort zones to hide their turbulences. They kill the faces that talk the true truth (non-relative truth). Their whole existence is based on their comfort zones of relative truths and unconscious pretensions. Unless you plunge yourself into the non-relative truth, there is no salvation. Unless you realize that the problem is not outside of you, there is no redemption. Our unrealistic ambitions and the craving for snatching it from the mouths of the deserving have caused tremendous pains and sorrows in the world. It has made the world worse and worse as each sun went down the sea.

Q: Spiritual practitioners talk about nectar of the heavens that man gets to taste when energy moves to his head. Can you explain?

A: This is a part of the Kriya techniques. When the tongue touches the top back of the palette and touches the nasal opening, when the moving energies conglomerate and start working with the energy flow from above, it produces a sweet honey-like taste over the tongue. It gives multiple dimensions to individual. This state detaches man from the usual powerful craving or bindings such as food and sex. It takes time for man to establish in this sphere where only the “head” exists. Rolling the tongue back is also symbolic of detachment from food or earth. It is said that the womb state is also a “Kecheri” state. In the womb state, there is no consumption through mouth. Then, the tongue is supposed to be connected to the palette and it directly sources/channels the energy/prana that flows uninterrupted from above while the umbilical cord caters to the physical aspect such as formation of body and organs. The metaphysical state of the womb state can be called a state of Samadhi. In order to be able to experience the “nectar of heaven”, we need to move into a subtler state where we are able to experience the inexperienceable. When I say “inexperienceable” I mean using the common faculties such as senses, mind and intellect. The tongue should be rolled back into the throat region systematically, over time. It starts with the palette – soft palette – and connects with the Uvula (the small tongue). When it connects to the Uvula – it is symbolic of our lower consciousness connecting with the ever-present and ever-existent higher consciousness. When this connection/marriage intensifies, this union produces nectar. It is the same state when the lower and higher consciousness unite and existence becomes complete. These are higher states of Samadhi where body is totally insignificant. Even the world is insignificant. It is a perpetual bliss state. It stops the dependency on materials such as food and water and even air. So, just like in the womb state, unlike the need for the supply through umbilical cord for the formation of the physical, since there is no physical to be formed, the source/prana sustains the union. In that aspect, we could say that the only consumption is the divine nectar which runs from the Uvula into the tongue. Bliss is sweet. Samadhi state is bliss. Nectar is heavenly. Consciousness carries the nectar of the heavens. Heaven is within consciousness.

Q: Is the nectar real?

A: Yes. It is. It cannot be analyzed. Its feel is that of nectar. I cannot say that it is actually a liquid. It has the taste of celestial honey and it detaches you. It can constantly flow only when you are cut off from the world – more or less.

Q: Last week you spoke about the fluid unity of consciousness. How can stillness be fluid?

A: Fluid unity of consciousness is the blood that flows through the veins of the universe. Stillness is the substratum. Stillness is the state of absolute consciousness. Fluid is the state of movement. Movement is related to creation. Hence, even in movement, the consciousness is still. Reflect on it. Contemplate on it. You will understand. This is not easy to understand using the intellect. Remember, external knowledge has limitations. It needs intellect to decode and time to digest.

Q: Who are you to me?

A: Relationships have multiple flavors. It is never the same. Each relationship has a main theme or flavour and many shades of it. So, we can usually only define a relationship based on a main flavour. For example; Parent and son relationship. It has the main flavour of unconditionality, belongingness and perhaps reverence, then it has subflavours such as custodian, protector, guide, provider, so on and so forth as well as it changes with time. Initially the parent could be the supporter and provider. As time slips past, it may become vice versa. So, if the question is who are you to me? The answer is none of the things that your mind may project. Then? It is what happens at a moment. That is the flavour. This is how it should be. It should not be or need not be judged in the socio-moral light. Everything can take an ugly connotation in the socio-moral light because it is grossly two dimensional. When mind interferes, there is contamination. When mind is absent, there is fulfillment. Think about it. Concepts that the mind holds contaminate an experience as well as a relationship. This is why in our prayers we consider god as everything, every relationship, every material, every emotion, everything. slide-96

Darkness of Life

quote1Dearest Embodiments of Pure Love

This is in answer to many of your questions regarding the darkness that envelops our life from time to time, in varied frequency. Awareness is the only solution to bridge this momentary separation from the truth that you are ONE with GOD.

This is an attempt to give you a helping hand to raise you to that level of awareness, which if you invest your time and energy on, will help you lead a life full of joy.

When man moves towards liberation from all that binds him to the earth that created life times on earth, each blocking factor will come to the surface to deter him from a total liberation. One by one they appear – the fears, the anxieties, insecurities, jealousies, anger, phobias, doubts, needs, desires, places, people, time, situations, relationships – the list is usually long. They all stay hidden in the hard drive of human existence as long as he leads a mundane life of total ignorance and repetitive past impressions. When awakening happens in him that everything around him is relative and false, shallow, repetitive or useless and the truth is the state of bliss and the mind with all its ingredients are blocking this realization and corresponding experience, man chooses liberation with all his heart and soul. This is a challenging time. These are the times when mind intensifies its efforts to capture man back to slavery over liberation. This is when various layers of darkness is brought to delude man from his progress. Mind fights and struggles to stay alive. Determination for salvation helps in this journey. Faith is the key. Faith is a must. Faith helps much more than any other understandings. When mind deludes, faith helps. When darkness deludes, faith comes as light. When he arrives at total liberation, everything will disappear, including mind and the faith. There will be no mind to even hold the faith.

quote3Darkness that envelops occasionally for a period of time is caused out of illusion. Mind gets deluded at times because of overwhelming emotions. Mind even entertains delusions to stay alive. This is why nurturing objectivity at all times is extremely essential. When mind gets deluded, it starts to see the shadow instead of the form that created the shadow. It starts to believe that the shadow is real and feels that the form is absent or insignificant. It forgets the form, which is the true reality and connects to the shadow instead. This delusion is usually accented by concepts acquired from the past, repetitive habits, manifested impressions as well as wrong understandings saved by the mind over time. So, whenever dark patches of delusion falls into your mind, choose to be with light. Faith helps in such conditions. The darkness may attempt to delude even the faith. But, stay on and stay fast. Through the rope of faith, raise yourself to higher levels of awareness. Do not leave the rope ever. Just cling on. You may not realize. You may not know this, but it is true that this drama of mind, this soap opera has been repeated over and over again over life times. This is what all the wise men who ever walked the earth told us, warned us and taught us. One single truth were they repeating over time, that we are eternal beings temporarily deluded because of the wrong identifications on earth. We are liberated beings that forgot the state of liberation. We are liberated, here and NOW. The only shift we need is this awareness. Do whatever it takes to achieve that.

free-by-alicepopkornWe should be careful that we should not entertain any thought, word or action that may take us even temporarily to the dark space of lack of light. We must be careful not to give in to the darkness; and our mind. We must perform only actions, words and thoughts that establish us in light. This would mean total unselfishness and total selflessness. Ability to share what we have without second thoughts effortlessly and ability to help unconditionally is extremely important. This is the existence of a true yogi. He will enjoy whatever is provided to him without guilt, will never cry over what he does not have, and will be willing to share whatever he has with whoever comes his way. This is the existence of a true yogi. Be aware.

Darkness and light cannot sit together. Darkness is delusion. It has nothing in it. No substance. It is just absence of light. Light has substance. It has energy. Darkness has no energy. Whatever has energy gives life. Energy is life. Life is energy. So, climb up the rope of faith into the awareness that you belong to the light because you have a life. Darkness cannot give you “LIFE”. Darkness has no substance. Lack of substance cannot give you any substance. Darkness can only give you emotions such as fear and insecurities.

Light gives energy. It never takes energy. Light illumines and brightens our life. It never takes our inherent brightness away.Darkness and delusion takes energy. Darkness consumes energy and leaves the person empty and sick.

Light-of-God-LDarkness is absence of light and it has no permanence. Light has permanence. Your true self is permanent. Hence you belong to the light. You are the light. In the case of human existence, ignorance of truth is darkness. Truth is that you are the light and you always will be. Untruth is the darkness of your terrestrial existence, along with the feeling that you are this entity or the image created for a period of time in the given living space – which is called one lifetime. This is temporary. You are not temporary. Darkness is temporary. You are not that. You are permanent. So, you are the light.

Since darkness and light cannot live together, only when light leaves can darkness exist. Darkness is non-understanding, ignorance and delusion. Darkness raises fear and disillusionment. Fears and delusions have no existence with light. Hence it is important to stay with light. Light is awareness. Awareness is light. Stay with the awareness that you are the light.

Love You Always





The Species Conflict

Mohanji quote Collision of species
Species collision is the biggest, highest and most devastating disaster the earth has ever seen beyond the ice ages. It is irreversible too. This is totally man-made. No other species on earth trusts human kind. This lack of trust between our species and others is alarming, and crippling our existence on earth. With our insensitive life patterns, we have created such vast fields of distrust between ourselves and all other species on earth. Every human walking on earth is responsible for species collision. It is an inherited curse. This breach of trust started about the same time domestication and farming of animals beyond the boundaries of ethics began. Because of lack of sensitivity, we have lowered the vibratory levels of the surface of the earth. We have violated the harmony of the vibratory plane between other species and men. This is the same equation for both land and sea. We have put our hands everywhere. The segregation of harmony in vibratory levels which can be understood only through senses beyond the usual five, is irreparable in the immediate future. It may take a few lifetimes to achieve this, if at all. The other option is re-construction after demolition. This is the earth’s choice, based on its state. Earth uses natural disasters to equalize the imbalance and make way for re-creation. We asked for it.

Mohanji quote passivity

Passivity in moderation is good, if the passivity is based in awareness. Passivity with awareness can also be called patience.
Do not be deluded. All humans are not on the same vibratory plane. There are high and low planes of operation amongst people. We can see the subsequent devastation on the world as well. Political philosophies which resulted in human massacres are a clear sign of variety in operational level. Every being living on earth has its own frequency. However, all species other than humans use their own inherent skills rather than external objects, to maneuver on earth. Only humans mutilate, manipulate and destroy beings of other species indiscriminately. Since we do not “feel” enough, we fall through greed for pleasures.

Hunting is sadism

Only humans mutilate, manipulate and destroy beings of other species indiscriminately. Since we do not “feel” enough, we fall through greed for pleasures.

Man is eternally searching for happiness. Man is searching for inner silence and peace. He works hard for it. Many times, the weight of lineage and the weight of social karma delays his movement. He strives for perfection. Still there is delay. In between, mind plays havoc. Mind compares, criticizes, judges and alienates man from himself, let alone his guides; banking on a broken concept – often inherited, stored in the mind since eternity. Barriers are many for man to evolve and see the light of truth. Many barriers are created by oneself and many are acquired from the world.

Barriers are many for man to evolve and see the light of truth.

Barriers are many for man to evolve and see the light of truth.

 That which creates, can also destroy

Whatever the conscious mind gathers, the sub conscious mind will not necessarily store. What is repeated though, is definitely stored in the form that it is entered. This is just like a computer. We type a message and if we do not save it, it will be lost from the memory of the computer. We are storing in our subconscious only that which we have consciously energized and emotionalized. Likewise, a matter that is stored can manifest again in time, anytime. This can also become your destiny.
The world is turning fast. It’s a good time for man to evolve spiritually. What are the factors that are hindering his progress and not allowing him to take advantage of this god-given chance?
1. Mind – When I say mind, I would like to include the intellect and ego. It is the collective mind. Mind is the trash can that contains all the stuff man has acquired over generations, and that he has stored using emotions as the glue. The concepts, phobias, fears, apprehensions, anger, hatred, jealousy, craving, love, kindness, compassion, so on and so forth. This mind-conglomerated rules our life. It never allows us freedom from it. At any given point of our time during our waking state, the mind produces some character trait that is stored in its storehouse, manifests it and thus distorts our reality. We judge, criticize and condemn other people or situations based on that. Usually, when we become negative, we connect with other such people of the same vibratory level. When we experience positiveness, we tend to isolate ourselves. This also means being objective at all times. Beyond the influence of the mind lies real spirituality. It leads to liberation. Nothing constructive happens in an agitated mind. Nothing can be built on ground which shakes.

Mohanji quote objectivity


2. Species – I would call it the burden or curse of our species. We carry the responsibility and burden of being born into the human species. We are superior in intellect. We can manage choices. We can think and act. We can modify materials and we can create new things. So, we are better creators than any other species on earth. Creation comes with responsibility. Destruction amounts to irresponsibility. Destruction of materials and life alike are clear signs of misuse of power at hand. Man has failed miserably to act responsibly. His emotional nature and his greed have damaged his very abode – the earth. The biggest damage of all is the lost trust between species. Man has become totally isolated. No other species trusts man. There is no trust between the animal kingdom and the human kingdom. There is already a split on earth. This has happened because generation after generation, we have captured, tortured and killed beings of other species, as if they were war criminals. We have wiped out many a species as well. We are still doing the same as I write this. The breach of trust which came along with the permission or choice of existence on earth, has become a lack of mental equilibrium for man kind. No peace. No real peace is possible because the atmosphere is filled with victim-hood, torture and bloodshed.

Mohanjii quote. Utter helplessness

When animals began being treated as food materials, bred, raised and killed for the sake of human taste buds, we lost grip on our own conscience. We lost our grip on ourselves. When we kill any being, when we deny the right of existence or shared space towards any being, we are committing a breach of trust.
Every being has its character, consciousness. Every being is equal to humans, except in species. Same rights on earth. But, today, no species trusts humans. When we breed, raise and kill them, the trust that they develop for us is also assassinated. They feel that we are benevolent when we feed them on time. They start loving us unconditionally. Then, when they realize that this love was selfish, just for the sake of their meat, they release many negative vibrations into the atmosphere. They feel cheated, betrayed and they die broken hearted. I shall not re-iterate the agony that beings of other species experience in our collective farming, which I have narrated in my earlier blogs (We MUST TALK because They cannot, Velocity of Violence…) But, as man restricts the movements of other beings for his benefit, and as he insensitively wipes out beings of other species for his own trigger pleasure, we are already actively involved in the species war. We may also experience a false feeling that we are winning this war when we kill them indiscriminately, but these atrocities are constantly getting registered in the consciousness of this platform called earth. The final judge is earth. Earth could choose to annihilate the oppressor completely from the face of the earth. Every cry of pain stays as vibration on earth. Everything is registered.


Collision of species

We may experience a false feeling that we are winning this war when we kill them indiscriminately, but these atrocities are constantly getting registered in the consciousness of this platform called earth. The final judge is earth.


As above so below, As within so without

Species conflict is destroying the earth’s vibratory level. Millions of animals and acres of environment are destroyed each moment. This has alienated man and will also bring forth doom to the species. Unconscious food habits, unconscious habit patterns and living unconsciously or emotionally have isolated man from himself. So much is already destroyed in the internal and external world. The wounds of the internal world are reflected in the external world, and the wounds of the external world are reflected as human ailments.
Species war has a lot to do with our current state of restlessness, anarchy and lack of equilibrium. This is increasing day by day. Natural disasters have everything to do with the change in vibratory plane. The victim-hood of species is affecting the masses. The restlessness that exists in the air is making man-kind suffer more hurdles in the pursuit of truth. One of the key reasons for our agonies, sorrows and depressions is the change in vibratory level caused by the species war. This is a silent war. Many people may not even realize there is such a war. When we visit the stores and see or buy meat products packed in attractive containers, we hardly realize that consumers of such products are actually sponsoring the species war. The more the demand, the more are the causalities. All the beings who are killed for the benefit of humans are not faceless. They had character, constitution and a will to live just like humans. They also had the right to share the earth with humans. They feel the same way humans felt during the holocaust or Pol Pot’s regime. The feeling is the same. Inevitable death! Helplessness! Resigned to fate! Tears! Pain! and Helpless Surrender! Every being of every species that dies everyday feels this way. Trust me on this.

7 Slaughter

The agonies and pains of mankind bear the weight of our crimes towards other species. We must be aware of it.

If earth has to be a better place for humans and other species to live peacefully, then co-existence must become a truth. This should be based on respect. There is harmony between all other species except man. A deer understands and appreciates the hunger of a lion. And one from the clan may even sacrifice its life to save the rest and honor the species harmony. A lion does not kill for pleasure. Hence, there is predictability which the other species understands. While in the case of humans, we kill, capture, torture and mutilate animals for the sake of our sadistic pleasures. Canned hunting and human-controlled species protection using advanced machinery to reduce animal populations are all signs of our lack of conscience. Nature has its own effective control systems in place. The lions and deer have different breeding patterns, patterns of growth and styles of life including appetite. Grass grows faster and the animals who survive on it, keep it trimmed. When the deer populations grow, lions control them, so on and so forth. When humans breed, there is no sensitivity. They over-populate and take over the world of other species after destroying them. Thus, lack of effort with regards to co-existence has separated the human species from all other species. And the concrete jungles that we have created for ourselves are even alienating us from our own kind.

Mohanji quote. Hunting is sadism
The species conflict has a major role to play in the psychosomatic illnesses that we experience each day. The agonies and pains of mankind bear the weight of our crimes towards other species. We must be aware of it. Species war is the largest disaster which mankind has unleashed on earth, with the technological era. The conquests that man has achieved are all external and worthless. He has made no inner conquest and has failed to recognize that the only conquest that is worth a life time is his inner conquest. He did not spend time to build the field of peace within, instead he destroyed forests, the habitat for millions of beings and made golf-courses for his pastime. Lack of awareness is affecting mankind and will continue to affect it.
We must do whatever possible to bring back the trust between species. We need to re-unite and re-bond. We need to bring back peaceful co-existence based on respect and harmony.
Harmony. This is the key. Inner harmony. And in order to attain inner harmony, all species should co-exist. Nature should be left intact. Life should flourish naturally. Otherwise, expect calamities, inside and outside. I do not like to sound ominous, but this is the truth. This is happening. It will happen more in the coming years. Destruction is bound to happen. Be Aware.
Love Always


Harmony. This is the only way. Inner harmony.

Harmony. This is the only way. Inner harmony.



Who is afraid of the TRUTH? (Part 2)

Mohanji probes further. What is the reality of the human condition? Is it possible to determine spiritual stature? What is the connection between the Guru Principle and the evolution of consciousness? A timeless tradition revisited through contemporary controversy. Mohanji leads us beyond mind, ego, and time-space limitations, beyond scandals which contaminate the inner space, to a clearer understanding of the grand merger of all paths into divine unity. 

Stature of a saint

We create our realities. Whatever we fear will appear in our lives. Whatever we love can also be ours, if the intensity is right. Yet, what we fear has a better chance of manifesting in our lives because mind nurtures the negative more than the positive. This only pertains to human beings because our acceptance level of reality and life is much lesser than the beings of other species. So, if we have experienced certain realities in our life which did not lead us to a happy state, it is because of such trapped fears and insecurities or stored negative emotions. We should not blame others for our predicament, if we understand how the law of karma works. Moreover, most people cannot change or evolve into the higher in one lifetime. Metamorphosis is a process. It takes lifetimes of trials and errors to finally catch the ultimate truth from a quagmire of relative truths.

We should not blame others for our predicament, if we understand how the law of karma works.

We should not blame others for our predicament, if we understand how the law of karma works.

Look at the total population of the world. Let us take 7 Billion people and try to classify them for understanding’s sake. Please understand that this classification is generic and there could be exceptions and mixtures. We look at people in terms of their orientation, such as physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and beyond everything. There could be physical, physical-emotional, emotional-intellectual etc. Hence, please consider this generic dissection only as a guideline to understand a point.
At least 35% of the people of the world are “physical” oriented. They indulge in physical, sensory gratification and lead a life of momentary pleasures.
Another 30% live in the emotional plane. They are more inclined to emotional gratification, gossip, sleaze, anxieties, fears so on and so forth. They live with their mind, totally controlled by the mind. These are the people who are hooked to soap operas which churn out nothing but emotions and related suffering. These people always make room for gossips and emotional negativity. They always react to life and call themselves victims of circumstances. They are more prone to psychological disorders.
About 20% of the total population lives in the intellectual plane. Their gratification is through their intellect. They do not have much to do with physical or emotional gratification. The so-called intellectuals such as thinkers, planners, strategists, scientists and all other intellectuals fit into this category. They consume knowledge, as well many other intellectual methods of self-gratification. They usually feel much superior than the other categories, ignorant of the fact that the concepts that they are consuming are binding them eternally. Many of them are self-centered and even cut off from the society. Many of them do not care for other beings pain or suffering. Many churn out theories using their brain which pushes development, but not always real progress. Most creations adds material comforts at the cost of alienation from the nature which directly affect every aspects of immunity that protects physical and psychological existence on earth. Many of the medicines and gadgets that man made have harmed man-kind. Many creations of man has destroyed the earth. Many of them are non-productive too. They just live in their own cloisters.
About 10% can be considered as spiritual. They are exploring spirituality and this interests them a lot. But, they are still only exploring. Many become escapists in the name of spirituality. Many fall into depression mode and either withdraw or repeat the same thing over and over again, without much benefit to themselves or others. Many do not know what they are looking for and of course, where to find it. Many fall into traps of rituals, predatory religions and cults.
The remaining 5% actually attain the highest, beyond the duality of existence. The rest fall either backwards or forwards. All the physical, emotional as well as intellectual members are also exploring the unknown through spirituality. But, they have limitations. In the case of the physical, it would be transactional worships for the sake of some benefit from God, with complete non-understanding. Most of the “physical” people queue up in front of temples and at the doorsteps of astrologers to pacify their insecurities. Emotion oriented people will either have blind faith rooted in devotion or follow others blindly. Emotion clarified is devotion, which can take one to the ultimate merger. Very few attain the capacity for total surrender and acceptance of everything that happens in their life with total willingness, endurance and non-resistance as the gift of God. This level is achieved through higher awareness, which is achieved by constant contemplation on the energy that runs our system which is also called – GOD. The power of all the great saints have been this surrender and acceptance with no doubts about themselves, their path, their guru and their destination. This is not easy to come to. The intellectual path is even more difficult because those on that path need reasoning for everything, which slows them down tremendously. They would face duality much more than anybody. Doubts and analysis plague them often. Acceptance would be lesser in them. They try to understand the workings of the subtle through their gross intellect. This is as tedious as making a camel cross through the eye of a needle. The spiritual types have actually crossed over many barriers such as the physical, emotional and intellectual walls. And they are determined to cross over to the realms of the subtle. But, they also could be controlled by their egos and sense of achievement, just like their cousins of other categories. Ego lurks in every state. It appears and disappears without calling. Ego is a permanent ingredient of human existence. Thus, out of the 10% spiritually inclined, 5% actually attain the highest. Thus is the case of the spiritual journey. It is not easy. All paths are good. All paths run parallel to the same destination. So, there is no need to worry whether a path is right or wrong or whether a guru is good or bad. All that liberates you time and again is good for you. All that liberates you from each level and leaves you liberated is good for you. Anything that binds you is bad for you, irrespective of whether it is a person, a place, a situation or an action. You are born free and should die free. Terrestrial existence is temporary. You cannot be bound here. Body is borrowed from the earth for the sake of experiencing earth just like you hire a rent-a-car when you go to a new city to travel through the city and do your errands. In our case, the soul has borrowed this body for this journey on earth. Karma is the agenda for the journey. Senses, mind, ego and intellect are the operating tools or navigation guides. Body must be given back when the job is over. So, living a liberated existence here and now is very important. Wasting time on the bed-time stories of other people has no value in our journey. All have such stories. There is darkness in every corridor. There is good and bad in everyone. Only those who have never sinned have the eligibility to throw stones. And those who have never sinned will never throw stones either, because they know very well that throwing stones at anything or anybody will pull them down for sure and one karmic being has no right to judge another.

I read that Amma herself responded to the criticisms against herself and her organization. She said three things in a very polite and matter-of-fact language:

  • Many children come to me with many expectations, large expectations. When these are not fulfilled, they turn around and criticize or scandalize. Children should not become angry like this. Anger is definitely a weakness. It is negative and can pull a person to the depths of negativity. Patience is strength. Children should exercise patience and not negative emotions.
  • Amma is an open book. Our ashram is also an open book. Any financial transaction happening here is recorded and filed with the government. Anyone who has a doubt can verify it anytime.
  • I never call people or ask people for favors. I have never asked anyone to come to me and serve me. All have come voluntarily. In the same way, all have the freedom to leave too. Why do you complain?

This shows the stature of Amma. Absolutely calm amidst a storm! This shows the stature of the individual. Totally unaffected and unperturbed! This also means that she is innocent. If there was any speck of pollution, anxiety or fear, it would have been visible. She is not a politician to mask all crimes with expertise and still go to people and ask for electing them to power again, as if nothing ever happened. The calm declares her purity.

Again, it would be a grave mistake to assess the stature of a saint by the yardsticks of his or her disciples. Usually, very few disciples could rise up to the stature of their master to receive the mantle from him or her. They will all be operating in different levels of consciousness. So, never measure the stature of a guru by looking at his disciples. Guru has accomplished the highest. Disciples are with the guru because they are aspiring to reach the state of their guru, if not the stature. So, they cannot be considered the same. State can be bought with money. Stature has to be earned. Stature is a state that cannot be bought. It takes a lot of efforts to become totally detached. When a person is totally detached, whether he drinks alcohol or smokes (like Shankar Maharaj, Shirdi Sai Baba), sleeps with women or visits brothels, it does not make any difference in their still state of mind. Stillness can never be disturbed by an activity once the saint attains it. Common man cannot understand the freedom that stillness of the mind or the mind-less state provides. They judge based on expressions and they fail to touch the real because of their mental blocks. Not being able to touch the real while existing is one of the real tragedies of a terrestrial existence.

Sometimes the saint observes silence amidst the storm of scandals. This is not because of his inability to speak out. This is because he is not pressured to speak. He is objective. He speaks only when he has to. He will not counter anyone’s emotions because he has nothing to do with it. Mind is still. Often, it so happens that the saint foresee the calamity and also use it to shake the tree of their own set up. This could help them shed many a dry leaves which does not help the tree. This will also help shed the tamas (inertia) among their disciples and swing them into positive action. So, silence could be because of foresight and a positive purpose. A scandal always works as a positive filter. It filters away the feeble, unsure or fickle and retains those who are truly connected. Hence a scandal is a good idea as a filter.

True Saints are soft targets in the gross world. They are usually defenseless. Many of those who have money, power, position and contacts gets away with anything. But, there are those to whom money flows because of their sheer stature and subtlety. They will never use their position, power, money or connections to save themselves. They will never manipulate minds. They are selfless. They are immortal while in the body and keeps the body only out of compassion towards their followers. The gross world which cannot see the subtlety of a saint always pumps bullets of scandals into their defenseless lives. The saint loses nothing. He was never bothered about his body anyway. He would just leave the body behind and expand into the ever present super expanded consciousness well beyond the body. The loss is for the world. Every generation has had many soft targets like this through the history of mankind.
The established religions, priests and preachers with acquired knowledge always become terribly insecure about a true saint who is connected to the source. They manipulate minds against the true saint. The saint does nothing to protect himself. He is completely surrendered to the will of the universe, a dharmic existence, almost like a being in the wild. From birth, until death, they are surrendered to the will of the nature. They cannot manipulate, accumulate, store or be greedy. They consume only what is essential for them. Even if there is excess or abundance of anything, it is distributed evenly for the needy. They only know how to give. They give all that they have. It adds up insecurities in the minds of the established priests and religious heads who sow fear to harvest people. Fear conquers minds much more easily than love. It is a very effective tool.They use the people to secure their own future, ensure power and maintain supremacy. A true saint has nothing to do with these. They are crucified, as they are innocent, soft targets. And since sex scandal gets maximum media attention as well as audience, that is the best ammunition against an unarmed saint. If you study the history of most of the scandals, you will see the thread of this phenomenon deeply embedded in every incident.


If expectations are not fulfilled, it leads to anger. Anger leads to need for justification. Justification demands need for companionship or isolation. In order to avoid guilt, people make themselves believe or convince themselves that what they thought, spoke and did was the right thing and they deserve attention from others. They become heavily insecure with their own proposition. Some people (usually of the same feathers) will buy their story and sympathize with them and give them company. Some will avoid them. These are all aspects of the play or maya or relative truth. Truth will always shine forth even if the cloud of doubts obscure the truth temporarily. Be aware of it and stay clear. No true guru who is connected to the source needs anyone or any kind of support. They are in the market place out of compassion for human kind as well as other beings. They are walking reminders for you as to who you really are. They represent the state which is your destination. You need them to be a road sign or a reminder to reach their stature. Be reasonable with yourself. By scandalizing a guru, you are destroying your own chance for the highest. This is because you are destroying the guru principle (guru tattwa) which you carry within yourself. You are free to be with any guru and you are also free to be away from them too. However, let your detachment from the guru arise because of your accomplishment in terms of higher state, not because you have differences in opinions, which is essentially a mind factor. If you want to know the stature of your guru, you need to go beyond your mind.

From separation to oneness

It is important to respect every individual at every time, even if the person is harmful to society. If a person is harmful, use the law of the land to deal with it and save the society. We should never judge or condemn another. This will affect us more than the other. When poison for the arrow is manufactured in your house, remember, your house has more poison than what the tip of the arrow carries to others. Your inner space should remain pure. Using that state of purity, observe the contributions delivered by the saint to the world. In the case of Amma, how many people has she touched in this lifetime! How many have been given hope and solace by Amma! How many has been healed! How many people attained fulfillment! How many charity activities! How many acts of kindness! How many beautiful instances of guidance and teachings! This is what we should cherish. This is what we should nurture. We should look at the value of a saint who lives in the society with people in primarily two aspects – A. The clarity in her teachings. B. The charity that she does. In short – THE RELEVANCE! The physical and spiritual relevance. Let us never ignore that.
A request to all those who talk ill about amma or to all the people who talk badly about saints in general, please check how their life has added value to the world! How many people have been benefited! It is easy to live and die in one’s own cubicle of personal agendas, selfish pleasures, ownership, possessiveness, concepts, fears, personal family-ship, happiness and sorrows. When you decide to live your freedom, there is bound to be opposition. Those who cannot walk the path or those who cannot understand the path will certainly create road blocks. Do we have to budge? Do we have to change tracks? Live your own truth and discard the borrowed relative truths. Your experience and your truth has much more value in your life than other’s opinions. If you clearly understand that, it would be a great favor that you would be doing to yourself. In the path of dissolution, in the very end, when the disciple merges with the consciousness of the Guru, every relationship ends. There is no duality to maintain a relationship. There will be no Guru or disciple. But, cutting the relationship before total dissolution, would be a terrible mistake as well as a tragedy for the seeker even though it never affects any guru. In the beginning of the journey, a disciple will only see the superficial differences. It takes a lot of time and effort to see the unity of consciousness. There should be patience, perseverance, conviction and commitment. Otherwise, disciples will get stuck with the superficial. The problem with the superficial is that it only provides comparisons, infatuations and eventual disassociation if not depression. The agony of separation is usually terrible in the beginning. But, as the disciple comes closer and closer to the Guru’s consciousness, beyond the façade of superficial expressions and image, the pain slowly gets converted into bliss. Finally, when the merger of consciousness happens, there is only bliss, oneness. There is no separation, nor the related confusion. So, in the end, even the image, words and expressions will dissolve when you become the Guru’s consciousness. This is what we call totality or complete liberation. Here by the word Guru, I mean one who is connected to the source not one who is imparting acquired knowledge. Be aware of that.

Mind must dissolve to experience unity of consciousness.

Mind must dissolve to experience unity of consciousness.

In the beginning of the journey, there are only differences. The mind only recognizes the differences, the comparisons, and the superficial. When the disciple gradually approaches the unity of consciousness, the mind is forced to dissolve. Mind must dissolve to experience unity of consciousness. A struggle happens – often a bitter struggle, a war. Mind brings forth everything that could create alienation. This is a very confusing time. Mind asks you to run away and save yourself. Mind objects to the idea of the merger of consciousness and counters it with your deep-rooted or deep-set fears such as death, destruction, wrong paths, wrong gurus, fears of the unknown, so on and so forth. The real war is between the truth and illusion or between the soul and the mind. Mind likes to keep its comfort zones. Mind likes to keep its identities. Soul wants liberation from the illusory existence. Illusions capture us more than the soul. Soul exists in a liberated state always, which we will only know when we touch or feel the soul. Illusions keep us blinded from the truth. Guru represents the truth. The fears, doubts and illusions that the mind carries immerses the consciousness of the Guru in delusion, by projecting the superficial aspects such as the form and habits of the guru. This is why we discuss more about the superficial aspects of a Guru rather than his or her teachings and guidance. We are looking at the disparities or differences much more than the unity in consciousness. We are more connected to the terrestrial aspects of a living guru, including his wealth, sexuality, attire, mannerisms, etc, rather than the projection of the supreme consciousness or his connection to the source that actually made him Guru material. Masters who are connected to the source, shines. Nobody cloud can permanently take away the glory of the sun!

Why are we so bound by time and differences? It is because we are identifying and operating in time zones and not absoluteness. The body has a duration and that duration is measured in time. Having a body keeps us hooked to time. Hence it is essential to search for and understand the timeless in us. The timeless is our real state. That which is absolute in us is what we are, and not the body which is bound by time. The search begins in the mind and ends in the mind-less state. The very material that we use our mind to explore can only be understood when the mind is absent. This is something which every seeker should understand. Mind is the barrier between man and the absolute. Mind includes ego and intellect too. When we merge with the absolute there is no need for the mind because there is nothing apart from you. You have nothing more to “know” or “understand”. You are that! Tat Twam Asi. So, who is afraid of the singular TRUTH? Who is afraid of truth at all? Your mind. You are not your mind. Be aware of that.

Appreciate their love and care

timeless Why do we need the proximity of great saints at all? Why do we crave for it? The reason is that they represent the peace that has been eluding our lives since lifetimes. They represent our original state. They represent what we could be or what we are already, which our mind has hidden from us for so long. If the mind gets connected to a guru either due to infatuation or helplessness, the relationship cannot mature into unity of consciousness. When you are unable to cross the first mile of your road home, how will you ever reach your bed to rest upon? The proximity of the guru should reflect as your inner stillness, peace, strength, resolution, so on and so forth. Usually, a true guru will reflect your own state. Their reflection of anger mirrors your pent up anger; their overflowing love reflects your bottled up or unfulfilled love. They could even reflect your sexuality, hunger and all other personality traits. When the guru operates in unity consciousness, he or she becomes what appears before them, because they have already dissolved their mind and just honestly reflect what you are to yourself! This understanding would help a seeker when they approach a guru, provided they stop measuring their guru using their mind, including ego and intellect. The proximity of great saints is a constant warning, a constant reflection, constant removal of personality traits and also constant burning and churning of blocking negativities that distract one in the path of God. Many people prefer a guru who is not in his/her body because they cannot handle the personality of the living guru or they get terribly disillusioned by the living guru’s personality traits. The dead master is easier because what is in your mind about him is your reality. What he was or what he could have possibly done if alive does not matter anymore. The teachings, often expressed through others and not directly by the master himself, and their personal interpretation can easily provide a comfort zone for the confused seeker. They cannot think of changes within themselves. They would rather change the guru! A living guru eats, drinks, sleeps like any other man. A living guru may wake you up, even rudely, from your pretensions and fears. If this is a problem, I would suggest staying away from a living guru. True gurus are honesty incarnates. They only want the best for their disciples. Often, the disciples are not ready for the best. What you already are, you do not know. Mind has kept you disillusioned. When the mask of mind is removed, you will know what you already are, and the difference between what you ‘thought’ about yourself and what you actually are! Huge difference! Huge awakening! Here, the master is a road sign. He or she just guides as per your path. He never intrudes, yet will slap your hand when you are indulging in anything that prevents your progress in the path, whether your mind likes it or not. Comparing a true master who has dissolved his mind, to that of a seeker operating 100% from his mind is an absolutely wasted exercise.

Hence, spirituality needs acceptance and spontaneity. It needs understanding. In summary, live and let live. If crimes are committed by someone, or by a group, inform the legal authorities. Always exercise restraint and approach everything with caution and not reaction. Respond spontaneously and do not react violently.

All that any saint or master who is connected to the source does is accept support (including monetary) from those who can afford, and then pass it on to cater for those who cannot afford. They are creating a balance in society. They are diluting the imbalance between the rich and the poor. They lead by example. When such a saint’s living time becomes more valuable and they are provided with comforts to maintain them, this is only natural. When their horizon increases and more are benefited by their presence, they will have to do more to make themselves available to the world, irrespective of whether it is a fast car or a private jet. Everything depends on the value they add to the society. It applies to every human being and not only a saint. A CEO of a conglomerate will have to use sophisticated gadgets to run his empire. If a person who runs a small unit envies him and suggests that he should be simpler, it is absolute ignorance. Likewise, money and wealth comes to a saint as per the relevance of the saint to the world. However, they use it to give back more to the world. They hardly use anything for themselves because their terrestrial needs are minimal.This enhances their compassion and makes it more effective. We must appreciate their love and care and not be jealous of their facilities. As per requirements, facilities will happen. It is absolutely right to be a contemporary and use all the contemporary gadgets especially if the mission involves the public or the world. If the saint is sitting in the quiets of a cave or mountain, none of these matters anyway. The contemporary saint may not be even demanding it from anyone. It comes to them, as I had stated earlier. They are the people who could have anything, but needs nothing. They will never be understood in two dimensional class divides such as have’s and have not’s. This is the simple truth of existence.

Amma built 100 crore worth of houses for Tsunami victims in India, which no organization or political party or government did.

Amma built 100 crore worth of houses for Tsunami victims in India, which no organization or political party or government did.

Amma, from what I have understood, singularly supported almost 30,000 students post tsunami in Japan. She is said to have contributed more than what the UN or anyone did post tsunami in Indonesia. She built 100 crore worth of houses for Tsunami victims in India, which no organization, politician, spiritual leader, political party or government did. She is definitely using her wealth for good causes. Which politician who is hoarding public funds have we heard of doing anything close to what amma has done for the world? Do they share even a tea with a poor person? What are you complaining about? What right does anyone have to complain about Amma? What are you worried about? What are you afraid of? Her sheer stature is attracting people to her. No amount of envy can change that.

Finally, “The good that a man does is interred with his bones. The evil survives his death.” (William Shakespeare Julius Caesar ACT 3 Scene 2) All the good things a man does are easily forgotten. Only the wrongs are spoken about! This is true through time since the history of mankind. We are eternal gossip mongers, one way or the other. This is why we are more interested in Jesus’ sex life than his glorious teachings. This is why we are more interested in the private lives of all the public figures. This is why sleaze sells. We have always been like this. We bury 1000 good things that a man did for the world along with his body and talk about a few follies or acts of frailty through time. I was told that one channel alone used 384 hours to telecast the news when Shankaracharya of Kanchi was arrested. The same channel aired the news of his acquittal for 3 minutes! This is just an example of how negativity sells. Sleaze has it’s evergreen market. Buying into gossips, ignoring our experience is an absolutely useless exercise. Cherish the acts of glory and discard the acts of negativity. If a person is harmful to society, pass him or her on to the hands of law with evidence. There need be no emotions about it. Those who ate salt must drink water. There should not be any compromise. Character assassination is the sign of the weak and is a cowardly act. If there is disagreement, it should be discussed face to face and dissolved in good time, because our inner space should always remain clean and uncontaminated as we walk towards the path of total liberation. It is easy to contaminate the inner space, and difficult to clean it. Beware.

Infinite Love, Unconditionally