Namaste, namaste everyone! This is Mooji here.
Today, as many of you know, is very… regarded as a very holy day, in many places, in the tradition of master-disciple, Guru Purnima day, and is celebrated primarily in India, but in many many places around the world, where if you have a teacher –or you may call a “master”, or whatever; “guru”, whatever…– that is the time, today is the time that traditionally we come together to say “Thank you, guruji, love you so much, and please accept me as your student; may I continue until I attain that which you have been guiding me to.”
So today, many people around the world have come to their temples, to their mandirs, to holy places around the world, to say “Thank You” to their teachers and so on. I myself also am enjoying and very much participating in this Guru Purnima day, in reverence to Papaji, Sri Ramana Maharshi, to Nisargadatta Maharaj, to Lord Christ, to Holy Prophet Muhammad… Peace be upon him, to all those who have walked this planet, and who are walking this planet, sharing from the place of Truth.
And so, I ask with you all to join in this inner reverence, to say “Thank You”; “Thank You” to God, who is the very essence of all the masters, all the students, all the people. To say “Thank You; Thank You that we have this taste of life, and this power of discernment that you have taught us to choose and to incorporate what is righteous, as is declared and made available to us; through the scriptures, through the voice of the masters who have come to share and to help us to come home.”
Here in Monte Sahaja, it’s a very beautiful morning, a very peaceful day. This morning we held a silent guided meditation, a little bit –we just call it “silent sitting”– and that was a very beautiful moment…
And for myself, I would just like to, again, remind and refresh that invitation to all beings who feel an urge within themselves, to discover, in this life, as much as they can, what is real, what is true, what is everlasting. And this is the purpose for which we are here in Monte Sahaja, and in which I feel I have the privilege to dedicate my life for this. It is not a dedication of any strain in itself; it’s a real joy to watch beings coming more deeply into the recognition of their true nature.
And I just want to share a message of encouragement, that what we are actually searching for, is already the only thing that is perfect in ourselves, actually. All our thoughts, and emotions, and feelings, and projections, and imagination… All these are temporary states. They come and go. And there is something here that does not come and go. I say “something”… It’s not quite a thing, as you know. But words have their limits, don’t we know? But what I’m pointing to, is that which is unchanging; that which is really worth discovering, and discovering which, as a beautiful mystical way of blessing, automatically every other aspect of our expression will be touched and infused with its grace and its beauty. This is the gift of God.
And so today, I would like to take this time also to share the great love that arises in the heart for all the beings actually. But those in satsang, in a conscious state of awakening, they will be the ones who will best receive it, and in whose heart it will convert into direct experience.
So I’ll continue to encourage each one. We have our trials and tribulations in life, we have our moments of testing and so on, but I pray that each one will overcome whatever obstacles are placed in front of them. You need not be a follower of me. You may not be a follower presently of anybody. But wherever you are, I say “God bless you”. Whoever you are, whatever you have done, I say “God bless you”, and I don’t want to say especially on this day this blessing; I hope it will continue to bless us until we wake up to the Truth of who we are.
And in this world, it is still possible, that we, through our awakening, our consciousness, and the great beauty that shines from that, the great love, and harmony, that even this planet can again become a shower of Grace, a beautiful land of real Love. Even though there may be poverty, as sometimes you’ve heard me say, that there is a wealth in poverty, as there is a poverty in wealth. We find that the more we discover of ourselves, God is already releasing and strengthening and maturing us in such ways, that we are seeing beauty everywhere, actually.
So, my prayer, that I would like to share with you today, is
“Holy God! Be Thou my own Self!”
“May I become conscious that the essence of who I am, what I truly am, is non other than the One Reality that is God.”
We may speak in terms of “God” for those who are especially devoted and devotional to the Supreme Lord of the universe.
There are some others who have gone into a place of self-discovery that is really formless –we sometimes call them “the sages”, or “the yogis”– who have meditated upon the Self beyond form, in this Nirguna Brahman state.
So for all… all practitioners, all seekers, all sadhus, all the sages, all the saints, all the sinners also, I say “God bless you! God bless you, God brings light and joy and peace into your heart and your life and amongst the life of your loved ones, and even those who may not be considered your loved ones.”
For the one who is really awake, everyone is a form of the Beloved One.
So today, I want to take this opportunity, just again, it’s my delight of my heart to say to you, that your life is worth it! Your life is of a value, inasmuch as you open your heart to… to… to learn more, to discover more about yourself, and about what we mean when we say “God”, what we mean when we say “pure Consciousness” or “Awareness”…
May this deep and widening knowledge come increasingly into your heart.
May Truth become contagious again.
May Love become contagious again.
May we learn to move away from the darker energies of resentment and hate and bitterness and false perceptions, and grow as a people.
You may say that this is a fantasy, spiritual fantasy, and perhaps it is. But I mean it with all my heart. Because God puts this feeling inside me, to share with you that,
May your life be blessed, in every way.
Of course we sometimes have to go through challenging moments, difficult painful moments and experiences, in order to somehow grow more richly, and more deeply, and more profoundly. We cannot just have a Hollywood existence; we cannot have all nice, sweet existence. In all its way, the life serves the wise person make use of every experience, bitter or sweet, to advance themselves more, towards total awakening.
So please thank you for your attention, if you’re still with me, and allow me to wish you well, wherever you are, and whoever you are, whatever religion you are from, whatever conditioning you may have been brought up with, still that you are blessed by the One who is beyond conditioning, and who has great love for you, and who has placed you in this field of existence for its own divine purpose.
So, on this Guru Purnima day, I celebrate you, and celebrate God, celebrate Guruji, Gurudev; my own master, Sri Poonjaji, Papaji, my Beloved; and his own guru, who’s my guru also, Sri Ramana Maharshi; I celebrate as it comes to mind Lord Christ, Lord Buddha, Lord Ram, Sarupanand, Saint Kabir, Saint Rumi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj I may have said before, Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Mahadeva Ke, Sri Anandamayi Ma, Ammaji, Gangaji…
Ahm… I hope I don’t leave… I’ve got to leave some names out, because there is no end to the procession of sages that have come…
And to all the masters and sages that come to mind today… even Oshoji is there also, and Guru Nanak, and there are many wonderful saints present also, people like Eckhart Tolle, and Sadhguru, and… many many… I hope I don’t do any dishonour by not mentioning the names, because they are so many beings who I am aware that they play such a huge role in a way of uplifting human kind, and raising the consciousness of people everywhere. So, my respects to you, my love to you, all, all, everyone, and God who is without bias, blesses and nurtures everyone. So have a beautiful day, and may this be a day of God that does not end for you.[…] Forgive if I have not mentioned the names of your masters. All respect to them, and have a wonderful day. God’s day. Thank you.
May I also say as this is coming up in me, that to invite everyone, wherever you’re from, to not carry any burdens in your heart, to be forgiving of those who may have hurt you, intentionally or unintentionally; to bless them, in fact, and to wish them well, in all their ways, and to… I pray even for… Even for the demons I pray, I tell you, because they must also enter on the ladder of evolution. For everything that has life, and that has proceeded out of the being of God, and are sustained by Him, I say bless you, that your life continues to evolve to higher and higher levels of consciousness.
I feel… My heart feels very happy and light for saying these things.
And… Yes. Yes. Thank you. Thank you… Thank you. 🙏
Mooji transcribed by Leon Hieros
Before the heavens were made
and all the stars were placed
we were One
inside God’s own heart
Don’t you remember
Do you remember
how we wondered
how it would be
to walk on this great Earth
having forgotten our true nature
and believing only in our dreamed selves
How our Father would bring us together again
by awakening our minds
to the Real
How many times we passed by each other on this lonely planet
asleep to our true selves
things may be different
Lose yourself in this love
When you lose yourself in this love
you will find
Do not fear this loss
for you will rise from the Earth
and embrace the endless Heavens
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you
Then you will see
your own light
as radiant as the full moon
Enter that silence
is the surest way to lose yourself
What is your life about
Nothing but a struggle to become someone
Nothing but a running from your own silence
You are the seeds of Awakening in this sleeping world
So don’t sleep now
Don’t turn back
Don’t turn away from the support of Grace
Flourish in the Self
✨ ✨ ✨
Mooji transcribed by Leon
Some time ago, I saw a picture depicting a parable from the Bhagavad Gita. It showed two birds in a tree, and one of them was building a nest. This one is flying off collecting things, arranging the twigs – it’s active, doing many things.
Above this bird, on another branch, is a second bird. It looks identical to the first bird, but it’s not building anything. It is just observing. It’s not building a self-image out of its perceiving, and it’s not deeply interested in any aspect of what it sees. Its perceiving is happening quite spontaneously without effort or judgment. There’s a silence there, that feeling of Being without thought. Just looking.
This is a beautiful portrait of who we are.
These two birds are connected. The first bird represents our dynamic being, the self that is engaged in the world, in future and past, in growing. It is the aspect that is living life with the sense of my family, my children, my work, and so on. The second bird represents that conscious witnessing within us. It is the ability to observe life taking place and activities unfolding, but it is not actually doing anything. It is still within the same body, but it is not manipulating. It is not saying, “I hope this, and I fear that.” No, it is very still. It is simply there, and its seeing is panoramic. It sees not only the first bird, but also the wind in the trees, the sky – everything is observed with a kind of neutrality.
Initially the first bird is very identified with building the nest. It may not even be aware of the second bird. But as soon as it is able to be quiet, it becomes aware of the second bird, which is actually itself at a deeper inner level. When the first bird’s mind is synchronized with the second bird, the activities become much more gracious. There is a sense of a unity, a oneness. In that harmony, the work may still happen but without obsession, without fear, without the sense of needing to control things. It is simply happening because life compels this activity to happen. It is as though another power is helping the actions to take place.
The second bird represents the change of perspective from the mode of the person to the state of presence. When we are involved in the activities of life so deeply that it seems that the daily routine is all there is, then we are like this first bird, the nest builder, oblivious to our second bird position.
Come to the second bird position, to the one who is observing, and you will discover that the one who is busy building a life, will slowly become more transparent, leaving only the functioning itself. The activities are happening anyway, beautifully, but the sense of doer-ship –which is the ego sense– will fade away. Activities are just happening; our self-image as a person is just happening, but our true Self is not a happening. In fact, the true Self is a third position, which is not a bird, but the space within which both birds are arising and seen.
If you come to see and accept what I am pointing to, and if you can slow down just a bit, your witnessing will become very serene, and you will notice that the activities of life are just happening by themselves.
The wind doesn’t say, “I’m going to blow this tree!” So it is that your thoughts and the sense that “I must do this or that” are just happening. But because there is still identity with this sense of “I am the doer”, that singular mistake begets and then feeds a hundred other mistakes.
You can discover the Truth of who you are, and you can do it now. What gets in your way? Your loyalty to the old regime of thinking, to the habit and idea of continuing on as who you were yesterday and who you were last month. It may also seem like a big risk to accept something that might be too transformative. You may feel, “I can only handle so much”. And this thought seems to be deeply held.
You want so much but offer so little of yourself in return. Thirsty, you want to drink deeply, but you come to the fountain with a teaspoon in your hand.
You may ask, “Are you telling me that I don’t have to do anything in particular, and that I am already That?”
“Yes,” I reply.
You say, “But how can I be That, when my mind is full of nonsense and screaming?”
“Let it scream,” I respond.
“But I’m sure the Buddha didn’t have a screaming mind,” you object.
I say, “How do you know that the Buddha didn’t have a screaming mind, but simply ignored it?”
Please understand that ignoring thoughts does not mean trying to stop or suppress thoughts. Simply turn away from them. Some thoughts, however, keep showing up no matter where you turn. They seem to have a season pass for your attention. This is when I tell you: what you cannot ignore, simply observe.
Excerpted from Mooji’s book
Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became
Tired of the game and feeling superior?
There’s no need to insist on labeling yourself as anything.
When you lose the eyes of the ego, you see with the eyes of God.
Yes. Rid me of ego, and merge me with You.
That’s your little work.
And keep quiet.