Being Mohanji for me is… Madhusudan Rajagopalan India

I first met Mohanji in mid-2014. Almost 4 years later, I have understood that He truly means it when He says “I am with you”. How else can I explain the various shifts I have observed in myself? I am less judgemental and more accepting of people and their idiosyncracies. Tough situations don’t faze me as much – Mohanji once told me “don’t look at anything as a problem. Take them as situations that you need to pass through”. So whatever happens, fears and insecurities have been replaced by the faith that I’m protected, as long as I have the patience to allow situations to unfold. Alongside, I can see that my sense of surrender has increased as well. Be it situations in personal or professional life, I call on Him and pronto, clarity emerges and some solutions crop up.

Seeing how Mohanji leads His life is an inspiration in itself – not a second wasted, every thought, word and action driven by purpose, and always thinking of others first and how to help them. Being in this state is an aspiration for me and the few moments I have just touched this feeling makes it truly worth chasing.

I have also come to understand that being spiritual does not mean being an ascetic or a recluse. Finding peace and purpose while fulfilling all the wordly duties – to family, society, profession and country- is essential to progress on the path of liberation.

Thanks to Mohanji, I have had the fortune of meeting various Gurus and Masters and obtaining their blessings, and in some cases the privilege of serving them personally. Further, I have gained a whole new family of people around the world, all united by a common factor – Mohanji! I could never have imagined knowing people from Serbia, Macedonia or South Africa and feeling like I have known them for a long time!

I can clearly see that my degree of awareness has gone up. The occasional doubt, the occasional violent thought, the spontaneous judgement, the occasional inflated ego – I get all of this every now and then; only difference now is that I am also able to observe it, if not immediately, then at least later with introspection. So the intensity is lower and it also helps to work towards avoiding these traps later.

I can go on and on and list several anecdotes that have led me to these observations. But suffice to say that being with Mohanji, I have come to understand that my goal is not to be WITH Mohanji, but to actually BE Mohanji! I pray that my Guru showers his grace to make this happen.

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