The impact and power of satsang, can only be seen after satsang – back in daily routine life. The experience of a silent retreat has such a power, that socializing becomes a complete new aspect, an untouched aspect, quality-less . And it is marvelous how things are flowing when deep in “I” is silence and calmness.
Thoughts come and go, are seen and somehow the power of them are changed by some powerless power, I don’t know how to explain… And when the thought of a presence of “I” calms down, some other sense of truer “I” is arising and all the universe around me is calming down too.
A divine benefit. Nothing has to change; everything remains as what it is.
There is nothing that can be seen, not even perceived. There is only awareness of intuition as pure consciousness, formless solid emptiness in the core of the heart – eternal presence of good.
No words to explain my gratitude. Thank you so much beloved friend and master.
For the retreat in Lecce I would like so much to come for to see you. With O – my wife – something changed too. Now everything seems to go fine. Step after step, carefully. The view of us changed – no more unfulfillable expectations. And she is so happy with your book.
We will go together to Italy in that time. And with our child I don`t think its possible for us to attend the silent retreat. After the retreat, do you stay some days more, like in Tuscany? We would love so much to see you.
Hope to hear and to see You soon.
XXX all my love for you moojibaba
oh sacred joy of satsang
oh holy space
i offer you my mind
in loving gratitude
pure heart truth
just know I sent one of the last mail, connected with participation in the retreat in Spain. And then I looked at a green point by your name in contact list… the Heart started to beat so hard, that I just want to send through words again all my Love to you.
I see the mind’s wish to be soon as possible with you. That the Universe would put me at your feet.
Always in my Heart, beloved Master,
Yours R (Slovenia)
Thank you so much for your words… they are like a lighthouse in a day of storm. I am keeping them in my heart while this sinking seems to be happening…
Sometimes the fear is too strong… the fear that the love and care might somehow be replaced by arrogance, specially when I seem to have no need for others’ care and love, not even from the beloved ones like my mom or family… this would seem like arrogance.
I trust the power, the source of this happening, and I pray that it may take all the “me’s” and “I’s” to the bottom.
I feel the urge towards India strongly!
I really hope to meet you there…
My beloved Mooji,
Hope you had a good and smooth journey back home.
I’m very glad I came to Berlin. Haven’t missed a word you said.
The last remaining doubts have been cleared, the last clouds blown away, there is absolute clarity. Without having to deny the individuality in the play of consciousness, it’s absolutely clear that there is no real me, that there is no such person. Perfectly simple, quite ordinary, and yet so precious.
But let ‘I’ stop using words, because the more is being said about this, the more it becomes untrue.
I remain as this.
With loving heart,
I would like to send you one of my favorite poems from Rumi…
some of the Beloved’s sweet wine,
and now I am ill.
My body aches,
my fever is high.
They called in the Doctor and he said,
drink this tea!
Ok, time to drink this tea.
Take these pills!
Ok, time to take these pills.
The Doctor said,
get rid of the sweet wine of his lips!
Ok, time to get rid of the doctor.
When I first came to Satsang
I knew I could die at Your feet.
You are the golden nectar
In which I die
into Eternal Peace.
I drink your presence
I Love You!
Please accept me
And carry me through.
My heart is yours
To mould into shape
So it reflects the pure brilliance
Of Eternal Truth.
I want you engraved in my Heart
So I never forget.
wherever i am
the return to
that that you are
opens this heart
i kiss your footsteps,
beloved one..for now living barcelona.xx
To My Dearly Beloved Mooji, I was overjoyed to see and hear you on the sky satsang. It was my first. Had so much energy I could barely contain myself. Thank you so much for the cocoon clarification. Your words were like sweet nectar to my being. I really needed to hear your explanation which summarized my experience so beautifully. Looking forward to seeing you very soon. I love you more than words can express. Peace. R (USA)
my beloved Mooji;
I’ve meant to call you today and it didn’t happen. so i’m so extremely happy to drop you a line over skype. I am with you but also always want to be with you in person. The reason for my call if there is ever one I need, is not only to tell you this and to satisfy the thirst for your presence which is always here, but also to tell you how blessed I am that you have come into my life. It excites me to be able to know you in your real formless form, so much so that if i could make anybody a gift, I would give you to them. This Wisdom that you have submerged me in— if you permit my clumsy ways of expressing—which is also who I am and you, indivisibly, is not only a great gift to be bestowed upon a human, but is, as you like to say, the cause of this human existence! I love you!! Z (USA) xxx
Z says: OM thank you, my Papaji. OM shanti, shanti, shanti, your Z who has never felt happier until his true father showed him the timeless truth xxx p.s. love to HD. You’r packing perhaps for trip to Italy? Great journey. S & B are coming to Lecce and if they didn’t forget to pack it, they should have 210 capsules of these eye drops for you.
it was a great gift to meet you gain.i keep listen to your satsang and reading the wisdom that in the book you wrote
i left England two weeks ago, earlier than i thought because it didn’t work out with the work and it was too expensive to stay. i am now in Sweden in a community that it’s mean focus is on recognizing the self .there is more and more moments of recognition of the space in which everything appears. it is as if the attention is moving from being focused on objects, to being this- which i can’t describe, and back again to forgetness.
i recognize this as you guide in the inquiry ,recognition of the ground of being, but it the experience of that comes and go
there are less questions and more listening
looking forward to see you again
forever in my heart
with deep love and gratitude
My name is N and I am from Sweden.
I don’t know if it is Mooji himself who reads this mail or not.
If it is not, then how can i talk to him?
I really need to talk to him since my life is changing quite drastic and I need advice from my guru how to get through this.
If you, Mooji, reads this I want to say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for showing me my true nature. I’m planning to come and see you when you get back to the UK.
Thank you again and much love from your true friend
Dearest beautiful Mooji……….
I just feel the urgent need to voice my longing to be near you…….even though you are so alive within me at all times!
What would my life look like if I hadn’t met you and your ever present grace!? The beautiful thing about this relationship is that it is all and only about Being itself! and to see this so wonderfully expressed through your love and caring presence……..what grace! It seems I am turning into a poet but what to do? this is just happening of course…and no one is to blame!!!
I couldn’t attend the retreat in Lecce as I had to take care of my elderly and sick parents. Also my daughter delivered my first granddaughter (two weeks ago). I received emails from M and C who said it was a beautiful retreat.
I have registered for the Tiru-retreat in December and hope to be with you in January for some time. I am so happy and full of gratitude for this relationship….
Hope you have a wonderful trip to the US and meet many sincere seekers….
All my love …what else can I say?
Cannot restrain myself from sending you a few words…. of Love…….gratitude……and….mystic fullness!
Even though life is constant ups and downs….the certainty of total beautiful empty fullness prevails!!
I cannot speak what I would like…but I know YOU hear!
Thank YOU again and again for this meeting, reassurance and absolute TRUTH.
Like you said to me…….There is no question of belief or trust in the Self…you can only Be the self!…..
Hope to see you soon..
Dear, dear Mooji,
Thank you so very much for talking to D. I am very happy to have this chance.
Sometimes I see you online at gmail, but I don’t want to disturb you as I am sure there are many who wish to connect with you who have something serious going on in their lives. Life is fine here and any small upheavals are just more opportunities to watch and let go. So all is well with “me”.
I will be very happy to spend more time with you in Tiru, knowing how transforming it is to be with such a wonderful sage! It is definitely the highlight of the year for me.
May your travels be smooth and blessed as they can only be!
Lots of Love and a big Hug,
By the way, Happy Krishna Birthday (today)!
Dearest Mooji, wanted to come to Satsang today but somehow as this Inner Guide is
becoming more and more alive it wants me to simply stay here and draw me inside
right here.and you are with me here.
Also want to thank you over and over for always having held my hand while I was too unclear and scared to meet my illusions by myself.
Thank you for having come into my life and having shown me over and over where I truly belong.
In Love and Gratitude
Hope to make it next time!
I am so glad that others will have the opportunity to be with you in satsang tomorrow, but still feel a little sad that I cannot be there too. We are taking our lovely daughter and her cousin A. to France, for their week of camping holiday. Great fun for them, as it will be the first time they have undertaken such a venture on their own.
I am fully aware that you are off to America very soon, but if there is any chance at all for me to be in your presence before you go, my joy would know no bounds. Just let me know and I will be there. My sense of love, peace and stillness continues; shows no signs of abating. This is life as it is in all its wondrous glory. I am eternally grateful to you for being such a clear and undeniable demonstration and embodiment of all that is.
From the heart of me to the heart of you,
Namaste and love always,
The dearest One…
I called you after arriving at home and I left a message in your phone answering machine, probably you were not at home. After M came from his job (he was there for one hour only and was everything all right) he said to me, that maybe some people don’t listen so often recordings in answering machine… so I’m taking just in case also another way to tell you how everything was on it’s place in the way back to Slovenia.
We are so pleased for this days with you, H and your team. We feel such aliveness inside and contentment…it is so a big joy to be in such company, for me, honestly, the only one where I really enjoy…
Dear Mooji, we are never enough thankful for allowing us to be in your presence and for everything what you are giving to us.
I wanted to tell you so many things, but they didn’t come up. It is also OK like this, looks not necessary. I’m drinking ginger tea from the cup (like every day from it), which I have got from you at your last evening in India this year. And I am with You, enjoy unbounded the space which is Here, which is You…
Love you so much…
R and M
Thank you for even taking the time to reply. I was not really expecting to be able to be with you before you left for America etc., but was ever hopeful! 🙂
And what of all those lovely people who will be in your presence in the next two months or so? I wonder if they have any idea of how life-changing and enhancing that experience will be for them and how prepared they are. How can one be prepared to be faced with such a pure embodiment of all that is – that peace, stillness and joy? You meet all with such love and acceptance. I find it difficult to understand how it is possible to deny the truth of what you are/what I am when faced with such undeniable truth, yet I know I have done that before, as have so many others. But oh how important it is for those such as you to be there, to show us all what we are. The love that you are is like a tidal wave that drowns all in its path. What a beautiful way to lose the personal sense of I.
You will be back in England in no time, so I will see you then. Until that time and for all time, you remain in my heart.
Namaste. From within truth and with love, always,
M x (UK)
Mooji i just wanted to say a quick thank you, i have seen that i am the source of
it all, that everything comes after me. Mind tries to conceptualize this but this
can’t be made into a phenomenon. Its so easy no word can stick to it! Even ‘staying
here’ is a concept!
I now realize why you say “none of what you see is you”, one of the videos N posted really helped when you say “what is the address of the infinite?” its as though it automatically shows – how can i possibly be other than what is!?
I want everyone to see this Mooji
thank you so much xxx
Im not sure if you got my email from yesterday yet but mind really wants a repeat experience of seeing & remembering i am the source, i cant help but feel that i want to be beyond remembering & forgetting, but even this want must be seen from beyond remembering & forgetting!
Do you remember that I said I was a woman of few words and sometimes many? Well, to-day it is more than a few and I’m sending them to you. 🙂
It seems that I was considering the lack of recognition that occurs when we are faced with one such as your self; the failure to accept what is so clearly presented in front of us as being what we are. I say ‘seems’, as I was not aware this was cooking away in me until the following words just found their way onto paper. This happens with me quite frequently (the writing from ‘nowhere’) and I now have quite a collection of such writings. Usually, they just get added to the pile, but I thought to send these ones to you this time…
Being in your presence is such a wonderful experience, that many are tempted to stay as they are, simply to be able to repeat this experience over and over again – unaware that what they are witnessing is what they are; that you are holding up a mirror to the self.
This is probably the most beautiful experience it is possible to have in this world – to feel completely and unconditionally loved, safe, happy beyond words, when all problems and suffering are no more. All other experiences in this life pale into insignificance. So it is no surprise to find that so many feel that they do not want to give this up for something ‘unknown’; want to hold onto the sense of a personal ‘I’ that knows this; to stay ‘safe’ in the supposedly known and familiar. We may be happy to give up so much else, but not that!
Beautiful though it is and truly ‘mind-blowing’ to experience such bliss, it is still just an experience – yet it is such a very important and valuable experience – to be reminded of what could be, to come to consider that it might be true for the one experiencing and for all, then eventually to recognise that it is indeed what is so.
I had long had enough of being faced with ‘not that, not that’, that I was yearning to come to a place where I could say “Yes. This is it!” That you are and that I am.
So thank you yet again. Namaste
With love, M (UK) x
Thank you so much for such a beautiful letter. You have done so much for me and I feel such great love for you. It is my joy to facilitate your visit here. Identity has dropped away since I met you, except for occasionally getting caught for a short while. Somehow I needed to experience the deep, unconditional love that I feel from you. Through your hugs and looking into my eve, I was finally able to really get it, and then the laughing started and it continues. The thoughts just don’t have the old power. I am so grateful to you. The tears come to my eyes as I write this note to you. When I saw your video, “The Embrace” on YouTube, I started to cry too. I could feel your absolute and unconditional acceptance and love. Words can never thank you enough and I know you understand the deep feeling behind my thanks. I do love you so much. I feel great gratitude to have you as my teacher.
I am so looking forward to your visit. K and I are going to NYC too and the retreat at Kripalu. I don’t know if I will be able to make any of the other cities, except, of course, our own DC.
Thank you for your offer of private satsang. I deeply appreciate your offer and may take you up on it one of these days. We do have a local group satsang twice a month, which has really helped in staying in the awareness.
In deepest love and gratefulness,
I’m very glad to have you to email and share this things happening to me. Even when I don’t write you, it seems that you are always with me, guiding and inspiring my movements on moments of discomfort or dissociation (unfocusing).
It’s also amazing to see how things are and how they get easier and flowing more than ever. How is easy just to relax and enjoy the ride, which is this movie happening before my eyes. This is why I talked you about the trees and the dew…
At the same time, I get to see how small things can make a huge impact on my surroundings. I get to know how by being more present, I’m able to sense myself on interaction with the people, the trees, the animals, all that happens around. This grounds the experience and makes me relax while I just enjoy it.
Part of the evolution throws me to the beginning of the realization that by sharing this Love is the only way I can get it back. And that’s the only thing I feel in my heart I want. Now I see you sitting in front of us all, with your severe smile, nourishing us with that Love that doesn’t die.
Let’s work together, please, help me on this path home.
In eternal Gratitude and Love.
oh Mooji, thank you for your lovely and encouraging words…i will continue in joy
i was singing a song to you tonight, out loud in my best voice with no nervousness, it’s Arunachala Siva, but I call it Arunachala Mooji…I will sing it for you sometime, it is for all of us in satsang.
at the risk of boring you with a little fable, I wish to tell you also that the beautiful baby I am minding, she knows your photo on my laptop and she is able to say your name and she says ‘Oh Mooji’ (that is why i began this email with Oh Mooji, there is so much love in it) and she calls for you sometimes in the house, and outside in the fields she looks for you, it gives me so much joy every day, it is also very funny 😉 And when she won’t eat her dinner, I say “open wide for Arunachala Mooji” and then she willingly takes each spoon of food in her mouth…so she is growing healthy and strong with your help, and you are with us every day 🙂
swelling with love
Your e-mail touched my heart very deeply, Mooji, I felt like crying for appreciation. It seems that since then your message has penetrated in my heart more… I am walking through the thorn bushes or through the meadow, quickly the question arises ‘Who is walking? Who is perceiving?’ Then everything becomes One. But then again and again the same story… Sometimes I wonder when all these will end but the question arise ‘Who is doubting?’
S. told me that you are going to America in October. R. and I plan to leave in early April for Japan and America. I haven’t been to Japan for 5 years and I have a big issue with my family and Japanese society. But it feels good to go this time, your teaching and your presence are with me so I don’t feel afraid so much. It is my first time to go to US, too. We plan to come back in June.
Mooji, I thank you very much for heart to heart connection.
Just wanted to say hi! and also that I started to do self-inquiry on myself, whatever this myself is. Don’t know if I’m doing it right, the self-inquiry I mean. I realized though that when I ask to whom all these things arise, thoughts, reactions, feelings, whatever, where do they all come from, even this idea that there is this “I”, C., who is trying to realize her own freedom, her natural state, when i “ask” who is this I, Who am I, I realize very clearly that the one who asks, who looks for an answer and the one who tries to answer that ultimate question “who am I?” are precisely the one and the same: the mind! It’s always the mind! so there is no real answer, it all comes from the mind. Even now that I’m writing this mail to you it seems everything is coming from the I that is always asking/saying/searching something, There’s no satisfaction, no stopping.. again this is the mind speaking. But then I’m founding out there’s not much I can actually do, is it? This is all the mind, everything! So you know what? I give you my mind, I give it to you. I don’t know what to do with it and I now know for sure that it can’t give me what I truly want: what I truly am. and I have no idea what that is but what I know is that my mind or this “I” I think I am can’t really help me. So my mind is yours now. I know you know what to do with it. Don’t ask me how I know this, I just know it in my heart. And my heart is your heart, the heart of all things. There is only one thing, one heart, one something that I have no idea what it is but I know that it just Is. And it is only there I want to rest. I know that that one thing with no name will do the rest. To be in the background of everything, it’s where I am spending more time with. Thank you for your presence.
Dear Dear Mooji,
I am writing for no particular reason but wanted to touch-in with you. I arrived back home after my visit and have found that many of the seeds planted during our conversations have been growing, becoming evident. Much of this is without words or mental understanding…. There is just a sense that much is changing and happening against this background of the unchanging.
I am finding that there is a paradox with “disappearing” in that while this is happening I am also feeling that this life is coming out of hiding in a new way too. I feel called to a sense of responsibility… I don’t know exactly how to describe it. It’s something that asks for courage, honesty and integrity. I feel it strongly.
I have also felt a strong sense of “standing alone.” When I came home from seeing you, a close friend and fellow student of my teacher here, asked me jokingly “if he is still my teacher?” I can’t remember what I said but I knew in my heart at that moment that my sense of the roles of “student/teacher” was changing. There is grief in letting go of something, though I can’t say for sure what it is. Perhaps I am coming to know that there is nothing outside to lean on to feel comfortable.
Even as I write that, I must confess that there have been moments since coming home where I just wanted to find a way to get back to London or to a retreat with you so I could reconnect. This feeling has been a powerful teaching… as I have been seeing the places where that longing originates and where I still believe that I am separate from you.
I’m spending much of my time in silence. Besides work and things with friends/family that call me strongly, I am spending time mostly alone sitting and walking in nature. There is a strong and abiding sense of the emptiness in which all of this takes place.
Thank you for reading these words. It feels good to write them. I hope all is well with you in Brixton. I hold you warmly and with thanks.
miss you terribly
this is R the old man with the long hair who met you in Boston and was blessed to see you again in Philadelphia ,Washington DC and Chicago.
Thanks for giving me your contact info … when I told you I had no questions you
told me to write to keep in touch
so here goes
heard you may not be returning to the US in 2008
so even though my health might prohibit my being able to travel ( I’m on oxygen) I immediately started trying to figure out how I might come to Europe to see you.
but then Skype may be an answer …but you wont be home till June
so I’ve started watching your videos on YouTube
I believe in destiny and grace
so I will see you when I see you
no questions as any answers I may need are answered by you, by myself or by life
I am attempting to practice enquiry or maybe not enquiry as that implies an action but just a sitting in the silence
hoping that by identifying with the silence or nothingness my identification with this body or person called R will fade away
again I find my use of words very clumsy
as you say I am that which I seek but I still want to see you again
when I hit the send button I know I will think of other things I wanted to say but all is well here as I’m sure it is there
How soon I will realize I’m Free ?
You said on a crowed satsang in India “If you look, no seat… but if you step you find a seat”, this reminds me my worries as I’m looking for a place to stay in London.
I don’t want miss the chance to stay with the one who gives me Peace, and easerly see what is happening in my mind, even it is more peacefull now.
I want to be Free. Why to wait ?
Very busy w.e. in the Ashram
Gratitude and love
dear dear master Mooji,
I hope all is well for you and send you love and blessings from California, US.
Just as you said it would, everything is happening and unfolding perfectly here. There are so many blessings. This surrender continues but the sense of separations and distinctions have all but vanished. The “peace that passeth understanding” is alive and vibrant with a depth and clarity I never imagined.
… I continue to deeply receive the gift and heart you have given so freely.
From silence to silence,
Love, Love, Love –
Please let me tell you that I so deeply fell in love with the way THAT expresses ITSELF through you when we met in Tiruvannamalai a couple of weeks ago. Hugging you is Self hugging Self in that one eternal moment – forever now. What an auspicious life – we are so blessed. Thank you so much for everything!
I kiss your beautiful hands. In love and gratitude,
Listened to another of your satsongs and then wandered out into the now of the now, and the now of the now of the now, just in, and then again in, and then more in, as the then and the when fell off, and all that is wanted is more and more behind all this. More and more at the root, as I am filled by the changing wonder of every space which so much is inside. How strong love can grow! How delightful this simple walk around town, and all these shared moments with faces that meet me. Every moment so full: Tibetan dwellings piled one over the other, so high among the trees, and all the prayer flags where something moves and a monkey leaps. The cows won’t move out of the way until I stroke their heads and say hello. All kinds of lepers and spindly legged crawling beggars are here as the Indian tourist season begins with gaggles of huge Punjabi women or nervous crotch adjusting groups of young guys taking in the Tibetan scene. Two days ago the Dalai Lama came back. Was touching to see the Tibetans lining the streets with katas(scarves) and Tibet flags to welcome their king back home. I was on a steep bit of hill as he swept by behind his car’s dark glass. He looked just the same as he always does. I know no other being in the universe with such a constant face, and through it pours so much compassion and grace.
Moooooji, am I ready to totally give up all my security and all my thens for the ever of this now which so overwhelms and joys? Why should I ever want anything else, and what has this K. got that matters compared to this? I am in the arms of something so beautiful that always is, no other lover will do.
It would be good to be with you in person, my dear brother, and master; so just for this moment you are here with me in this now and the hug is so deep and so endless that one is all we can be. Amen
Now it’s tomorrow. Yesterday, after writing the rave above, my head ‘n eyes got attacked by computer stress from playing a game too long. Afternoon: still very conscious but joy lacking. Directing attention to awareness behind awareness, but can’t get near it. Even awareness cannot be an object because I am more and more not definable. This body, this idea of me , becomes less and less real, and thus it seems very odd that this bunch of thoughts in which K. is the main player with his needs and desires, continues to persist, and the urge is in me to sort out any matter which might pre-occupy him, quick as possible, so this calm joy may deepen and his pre-occupations with more trivial matters less likely to distract. I know there is no method for this, but I can simply stay with it, if I can be with anything when everything is so much in me that it would seem far more me than any Kev idea, if there were any me, anyway.
I hope all this self-pre-occupation ain’t too much of an arse-pain to read, and send you my love. I am with you as we still sit holding hands outside this universal chai shop.