Finding the Seat of Peacefulness and Silence

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments

By Mohanji

Only Two Ways to Interact with Society

We have only two choices in interacting with society and situations:

  1. To react, or
  2. To respond.

Reaction is a steadfast companion of emotions. It always originates with an emotion. When you are agitated or someone abuses you, you react. The intellect becomes blurred or inactive at the time of a reaction. Therefore, you regret your anger later, since the intellect was not there to control it.

However, when you respond, the intellect springs into action. Emotions do not circulate and play havoc. Responses thus have longevity. In contrast, reactions have a short life yet result in catastrophes and regrets in life.

When a person is in a reactive mode all the time, life suffers. The reactive mode causes guilt and leads to several calamities. All this needs to be understood and then observed.

Tackle Your Mind through Observation

When you express something, observe. Observe your thought, word and action. For example, when you get angry, you do express anger; so that the other person understands. Express anger, but do not get emotionally involved with it. If a child is sick and refuses to take medicine, his/her mother gets angry and says, “I will not give you sweets if you do not take the medicine!” Here, the mother is not really angry with the child; she expresses it out of love.  At the same time, if she were to become emotional about it, or behave in an authoritative manner, the mother-child relationship would get strained.

Anger, ego, hatred – everything can be tackled only through observation, clarity and awareness. Even the mind can be tackled through observation. The nature of the mind is to be restless. You cannot do anything about it. That is the way you are born.

So when the nature of the mind is to be restless, allow it to be restless. At the same time, observe and be detached from it. When you watch how your mind functions for a while, the mind will stop functioning. Don’t try to bring the mind back; just be aware of how it operates. When you try to bring the mind back, the mind will be happy because it is at work again through a back-door entry. So, witness the mind as-is, without doing anything. For example, “Ok, the mind is playing this game; the mind is projecting that scenario.”

The mind is fine the way it is. At the same time, understand that you are not the mind, body or intellect, but something well beyond these. Eventually, the gap between thoughts becomes longer. The empty space expands. That is the seat of peacefulness and silence. That becomes you and your character.

Liberation and Its Tell-Tale Signs

With the transformation of your character, your expressions change.  You operate with peace in society. This attracts people to you.

When you need something, it annihilates peace to a certain extent. When you need nothing, peace happens within and expressions of inner peace manifest outside. You then operate with unconditional love. You will love for the sake of love, and not out of any desire. You will not need anything from anybody. When that happens, you are liberated. All thoughts, words and actions based on unconditional love are liberation.

Otherwise, the vicious cycle continues as there is so much pending activity! As an analogy: if you are tired of today’s work in the office, you have to come back tomorrow and finish it! Nobody else will help you.

Even knowledge can drag you down. Knowledge or wisdom is not a burden, provided it is useful for your further journey. If knowledge is a key to open a door, it is good. Knowledge is a burden if it becomes intellectual weight. If you are using knowledge to “show off” in front of others, or to express your ego, it is a burden for you. No one is satisfied with ego. “In the feast of the ego, everyone goes home hungry.” Almost everyone lives this way!

Understand, observe and detach!

With Love,


About the Author

Mohanji is a globally respected spiritual leader and philanthropist whose presence simply turns one inwards. “True mastery is the mastery of one's own mind” says Mohanji. He guides people to free themselves from the bindings of the mind towards a liberated existence by walking along the path of awareness. He maintains that one can continue to evolve spiritually, while simultaneously living and experiencing a life of a normal, everyday person. To him, spirituality is a lifestyle based on peace and harmony.

Purity, faith, unconditional love and selfless service towards fellow beings are the pillars of Mohanji's tradition. His teachings are simple and universal, not tailored to any specific religion or nationality.

He founded the Mohanji Foundation, an organization dedicated to spreading inter-faith understanding globally, which guides people to live a life filled with awareness and love, beyond boundaries of country, religion, race, color or creed.

Mohanji also founded ACT Foundation a global charity based in USA, South Africa, Macedonia, Serbia, UK, etc. ( & – that are engaged in selfless service to people across the globe in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and livelihood.

Finally, he founded the Mohanji Youth Club, a global network whose mission is to empower youth from all walks of life to live a positive, ethical and purposeful life.

Mohanji is a permanent invitee to the Peace Pledge Project, which brings together spiritual leaders to promote peace across the world.

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