Mooji is a well-known guru who teaches the lazy person’s way to spiritual enlightenment (his words). His approach is to help you realize that you are already enlightened. That is the whole of his teaching.

It perhaps comes as no surprise that Mooji has little else to say as he became enlightened quite by chance.

His meeting with a Christian mystic altered the course of his life, leading to profound experiences. He claims to have completed his self-realization after meeting his master, Papaji. This said, Mooji’s own master disputes his spiritual enlightenment — see the video below.

The pathless path?

Mooji the lazy person's guru

Mooji, the lazy person’s guru.

How does one teach something that one’s never learned? It’s quite a paradox. If you became a doctor by chance, would you suddenly have the qualifications to become an instructor in a medical school?

Arguably, an enlightened guru has reclaimed their true nature and is therefore able to teach from a greater wellspring of Knowledge.

This is why spiritual masters become still & silent prior to answering a question. The answer comes from the divine within rather than their minds. All they need do is to connect. Sadhguru calls this the “yogi net”.

Mooji does this as well. He’ll pause prior to giving his answers, though the quality and clarity of the information he imparts is sometimes questionable. If you’re curious, kindly review his answer to the first question asked in the video below. What do you think?

Sometimes, it seems like he’ll crack a joke whenever he’s not sure about something.

The Bottom Line

In our view, there are two possible explanations. Either he is not spiritually enlightened, or he’s a poor teacher. The information he shares may not (always) be wrong, but is it useful? Is it helping anyone meaningfully move forward?

While he’s harmless either way, his satsangs may not be the best use of your time. It’s up to you. It might be a good exercise in discernment, at the very least.

“Leave your existence to existence, stop caring for yourself so much and let the universe care for you: it is the best mother.” – Mooji



  1. If you’re going to do ratings like these, it would help if you actually spent time in the teacher’s presence.

    As someone who has been to satsang for the past 3 years with Mooji, I can say from experience that he is an incredible guru.

    It seems you don’t get his pointings.

    To put people off of his satsangs with a 2 out of 5 ratings is a real detriment to this world. It made me lose respect for the clarity of whoever is arbitrating these ratings.

  2. Oh, another one of Papaji’s fraudulently enlightened gurus run amok? Nice. I’ll pass!

  3. His own teacher is against his enlightenment? Maybe it is a “test”… you know how so will challenge the enlightenment to see the reaction

  4. Ten years ago, I probably would have agreed with the author’s review. Today is a different story. Mooji is amazing if you are looking to go deeper. Some people may not be at that point on their path and they find his questions and teachings do not resonate with them, yet. But keep going. Go deeper. Don’t be afraid.

  5. I agree with every word you say… As a mother of 22 years old boy that somehow find him, I can see that he is lost in his life, he is not connected to the world, sitting in his room all day without doing nothing except listen to mooji.. Spending his money to travel and meet him in Portugal, no feeling are aloud to go out just inside within himself.. Like the crown that ere laughing at that suffering women, not listen to her pain not trying to help …

  6. Once again really gotta say perhaps you should spent more time practicing the teachings of these so called Guru’s rather than criticizing them. Probably would be more useful for your growth. Good luck with everything

  7. We can not just turn everything over to the whims of the environment. Because we are in a conversation with the environment. This conversation is ONE. And, have two parts in causality movements, which is the spiritual language from the eternal timeless foundation. Therefore we need to act with compassion and heart. Keep your body healthy. The body is the link between the two parties’ holistic conversation. A conversation that painters our secondary reality. Therefore, everything can be seen as a ‘Monad’. A circle with a center, where the space between is filled with this holy magical conversation. Here Mooji breaks when he can’t bring everything to holy One. / Per Alltrelén

  8. I tried to set up a website called Free At Last to expose the abuses experienced at Mooji’s camp. They contacted the web host and had it removed. Beware those who would defend their brand with one hand but make people dependent on them with psychological games with the other!

    • Thanks for sharing, Sammy. I’m happy you were able to see through the lies and deceptions.

  9. Papaji does not mention Mooji in this video! Whats more Papaji passed away in 1997…Mooji began to teach in 1999 (and he did so because people came to him asking questions, not because he wanted to be a teacher).
    My experience of Mooji is nothing but integrity and it is clear that he has helped many people all around the world to find peace.
    You claim he does not encourage any kind of practice but a brief search on Youtube will prove this is not true. His teachings are tailored to each individual person who speaks with him.

    I think this website probably has good intentions and can be of some use in spotting fake gurus but you seem to be criticising a lot of teachers who really do live a life of humility and have helped many people.

    Peace mate

  10. The true teaching happens beyond what the mind can grasp.
    Any comments here can so only reflect a thought or opinion of
    mind activity.
    Mooji always points to the space in which everything is received including
    all mind activities.
    From my own experience he is one of the best Advaita teachers in world.
    His presence and compassion can be felt and seen by everybody
    with an open heart and a clear mind.
    What would be the purpose for mind control or abuse of somebody who is not anymore identified with that field.
    What more to say. 😉

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