As his mother describes, Mohanji was ‘born smiling’ on February 23rd 1965. His initial life was full of trials and troubles. He ambled along through his childhood and teenage years. He did not fail in any class yet he also did not excel in any of the examinations. His aimless attitude was a constant source of worry for his parents and relatives. When his class teacher asked, in a very junior class, what he would like to be when he grow up, he said: “I want to be alone.” She was furious and confused, but he felt the response was quite natural and reasonable, and did not understand why somebody would be upset about it. In his words, “I was clearly a black sheep in my family, but a possibility in the wide world of mysteries”.
He ended up making a career in the shipping industry. In time, he grew into a dynamic leader with 24 years of senior management experience in the Middle East. Mohanji got married to Saritha in September, 1992.
THE INFLECTION POINT
After Ammu left in the year 2000, Mohanji had a series of encounters with compulsive destiny. He separated from his wife, his belongings got stolen, he lost his earnings and investments and eventually he also lost his job. He was literally stranded, with family, money, property and job all gone. And if that was not enough, he developed a painful skin infection, which was especially unbearable in the hot desert sun of the Middle East. Forsaken by friends and family, Mohanji experienced human suffering at its worst.
One by one, God removed everything that I was probably attached to, and placed me firmly on the path of spiritual evolution. We must lose a lot to gain somewhat.
THE INNER SHIFT
THE SHIVA EXPERIENCE
In February 2007, Mohanji was at an ashram in Kerala, when he was overcome by an unexplained sickness and nausea. So the swami of the ashram took him outdoors for a walk in the fresh air. They walked up to a house, about 500 yards away, went inside, and just as Mohanji sat on a chair, he lost his physical consciousness, slipping into deep samadhi. Sacred ash (vibhuti) started pouring out through the top of his head, slowly falling down his body. In the Dattatreya tradition, they say that sacred ash gushing out of the sahasraara (the head chakra), is a sign that the last remnants of karmas are being exhausted. Along with the vibhuti, he became incandescent, a bright light glowing from within him, radiating through his body and clothes. His body seemed transparent, his eyelids turned golden and his consciousness expanded beyond description. He felt everything was within him.
SPREADING THE MESSAGE
It was during one such communion that the voice of the unseen beckoned and the Power of PurityTM and 360oTM meditations were “given” to him. With the meditations came ‘shaktipat’ – a transfer of the master’s energies to the recipient. Devi appeared in his rather grim but surreal life in 2007. Devi insisted that the world should know of and be benefited by Mohanji’s knowledge and meditations. She encouraged Mohanji to share his inner wealth with the world and was thus instrumental in bringing him into the limelight. Mohanji believes that she was chosen by the higher Masters to pull him out of his introversion and help him make use of the knowledge and wisdom imparted by them so abundantly. The first meditations started in Dubai in early 2007, combined with the time-honored tradition of satsang, or spiritual gatherings. Offered to all unconditionally and free of cost, the experiences were powerful and varied. People started experiencing heavy cleansing, communions with the masters, and having other life-transforming experiences. The word of the enlightened Master and his life-changing messages spread rapidly. The meditations were eventually translated into several languages and today they are conducted across the globe individually and in groups.