Mooji

Mooji

GURU RATING: 2 / 5 (QUESTIONABLE)


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


 

90 Comments

  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.

    • I don’t know how I really landed here 🙂 Guru rating, ok. So who is rating here? Obviously it is pretty useless even so the world is corrupted, therefore also corrupted gurus are existing. How to discern?
      The only thing what brings you the right guru is your own utterly honesty with yoursef. A sincere approach in oneself for truth.
      And this brought this body to Mooji.
      And through the body of Mooji I saw.
      But…I also drunk ayahuasca, sat in Zen meditation with a sincere master, all of it contributed to “awakening”
      Mooji and most of the gurus here are not questionable,
      questionable is only the “mind”
      The mind trying to put up a guru rating here which is useless.

      Yet there is really questionable beings amongst us who really are trying to deceive, I came across as well and true discernment is here because I see.

      Mooji is not in this realm!

      Blessings to all the beings in this dark age making their best to point us to the truth and yet being persecuted like a Jesus and many others !

    • No they won’t do that. Its too much hard work ! They will rather pass opinions in the air just because a particular teacher wont fit in their idea of an ‘ideal guru’.
      There is no direct experience with the teacher, but due to their faulty and prejudiced judgement they will try to malign the name of a teacher in a public forum like this. Superficial Hypocrites !

  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.

    • Let’s see, how can I say this politely to my fellow man?
      I don’t know, all that comes to mind is F–K YOU for attempting to perpetuate the
      nonsense this man spouts.
      There are people writing in this column who are in despair & frustration because they are witnessing their children & friends getting suckered by yet another flake, however, he’s a darn good business man like most of them.

  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 …

    • The same thing has happened to my daughter since she has been listening to Mooji. She was perfectly normal before 2 mths ago. Catatonic state, lethargic, trance-like state, talking to herself in her room. I’m really concerned. She Is only17 but published a book last year- a bright child. I will tell the world what he is doing to young minds!

  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.

    • My daughter has not been eating, sleeping, trance-like state since listening to Mooji 2 mths ago. I want more info on this ‘guru’ please! I am desperate for help with my teenage daughter. She was completely normal before listening to him for hours a day, doesn’t want to do anything but listen to him, so I have banned her to listening to Mooji. I encourage meditation but not this hypnotic guy!

      • That´s the right word. Hypnotic. He uses hypnosis, talks to our subconscious minds, uses methods from common therapy and that produces then these spiritual «openings» or all the crying or laughing. I actually got something out of his teachings, but he is just a teacher and kind of dodgy therapist who leaves you alone with all he stirs up in you. He is clearly not enlightened, I believe, that he is a narcissist, he really is empty inside, but not because he woke up, but because narcissists are like empty shells, they have nothing of their own. he must have absorbed all teachings from different masters like a sponge, now he is regurgitating everything he has learned by heart, he is a fake, copying everything, he is also supposed to be a great artist, but I have seen his artwork and he sucks big time!!! Everything in his Ashram is probably made and created by his followers, this is why he likes people with skills so much. To be able to do Seva, it is necessary to have a skill he needs or to be a young, pretty and foolish girl or boy. I followed him for some years, I loved him, I thought he told nothing but the truth, little things I noticed I rationlized away, but then I went to his place in Portugal and there I saw the whole sad truth about this man, I am studiying to become a therapist, I have learned about narcissistic personality disorder, and I have seen many traits and dodgy behaviours in him which are attributed to narcissists. I thought he is only dangerous to the people who are close to him, those are the narcissists main supply, the ones he really damages psychologically and you can see already the decay in these poor women, but your letter made me think otherwise. If you want to know about Mooji, educate yourself about NPD (Narcissitic Personality Disorder) and show it to your daughter. Also my response, I have been under his spell for some time, from far away he may not be so dangerous, but don´t let your daughter go to Portugal, he is worshipped like a god,there are brainwashing elements in the daily routine, he is a dictator in his Ashram, during the silent retreat we were watched the whole time, I saw really evil people there in his Sangha group, he also knew that I was on to something, good luck

        • Thank you for this comment, Maria. It is good to hear from someone who got close to Mooji… Up until a few days ago, I couldn’t make up my mind about him…
          His videos are very hypnotic- I found myself watching upwards of 2 hours per day of his stuff… until something ‘broke the spell’ for me. There was one woman in a Mooji video who was clearly very disturbed with metal illness, a kind of hysterical mania… she was laughing and really behaving bizarrely… and yet Mooji accepted it as normal. He didn’t really react at all. Honestly, I’m surprised that they didn’t edit this out of the video, it was that disturbing?
          After seeing this, I began to read up on mind-control and brainwashing techniques used by cult leaders. Then I could see everything much more clearly. There is a reason why I found Mooji videos so hypnotic!! Because he puts you into some kind of trance… seriously. This stuff could really suck in vulnerable people. I warn anyone against watching Mooji online. If you do, then please watch with someone else so as you can at least discuss it. It’s really very odd the way it effects you. When you go back over some of the stuff he says, it’s absolute nonsense, but you get the feeling he is saying something profound. Please be careful, everyone!

  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. 😉

  11. “The true teaching happens beyond what the mind can grasp.”
    How convenient!

    “Any comments here can so only reflect a thought or opinion of mind activity”
    Yes all contrary opinions do seem to be demonised under ‘mind.’ Careful not to think too much about anything!

    “Mooji always points to the space in which everything is received including all mind activities”
    He also points to 5 dollars for a small vile of Portuguese sand from his centre. It’s holy don’t you know!

    “His presence and compassion can be felt and seen by everybody with an open heart and a clear mind”
    Any basic cult book will tell you this is a classic double bind: Any criticism is due to your lack of ability to see the truth. Nonsense.

    “What would be the purpose for mind control or abuse of somebody who is not anymore identified with that field.”
    Yup! Agreed… therefore….. fake guru… and…… cult!

    • You have a choice to not buy anything from the shop ! It’s not shoved down your throat is it ?
      Listen to thousands of his free teachings online then or attend his open satsang and dont pay a dime !
      It costs money to make teachings available and to run the ashram. But money is always voluntary donation based. You have a choice not to pay ! This argument holds no water.

  12. A 2/5 rating for Mooji is too low . Many of these criticisms I have not witnessed in him. He appears to be very patient and humble. Besides Gurus are not perfect anyway. I agree with a previous poster that he is one of the best of the Advaita teachers. It is clear that he had guided many in the path to self inquiry. I would also like an elaboration on what the “lies and deceptions” are. What is it in his teachings that are incorrect?

  13. I really like Mooji,he has deep insight,whether he is truly enlightened only an enlightened Being can tell.One thing bothers me a bit, he’s gone all Indian ,yet he was born Jamaican ,all this bhajan singing and rituals is ,it turning into a religious cult,perhaps with the best of intentions?
    Truth is beyond religion isnt it?
    My Guru Sathya Sai Baba,is said to have been born fully enlightened, an Avatar and in my experience and has infinite knowledge, Omnipresence and God given powers too when he was on earth although many dispute this,but millions accept it by their own experience and not by blind faith..his is a silent teaching and guidance from within even though he passed away he still guides.but not as a man,but pure Spirit.
    After watching about an hour of this video one thing came to me,Baba said to one devotee,”Too much information,not enough transformation” a typical baba comment to the point,
    I mean how much information does one need to know one exists? this seeker has had experiences of something other than his normal self,but as Mooji says they are phenomenal,anything phenomenal doesn’t last .but the SELF is always here,yet we cannot see it,how does the eye see itself? only in a mirror and Teachers like Mooji are good mirrors but maybe sometimes the mirror gets dirty and cannot reflect a true likeness of the Divine.Mooji has so many teachings one can become confused constipated even.best to step back and get quiet”,be still and know I am God”Bible, even Mooji says that,yet he keeps giving talks non stop.Now he’s called Moojibaba and some devotees are treating him as though he has Godly powers, like an Avatar.I have seen no evidence of this.Hes blessing things and selling them ,Sai Baba never charged money for anything and gave away hundreds of thousands of precious objects he materialised in his lifetime as a sign of his love,His humanitarian work in India is legendary,too much to list here.
    Sai Baba also says “The best Guru is God and he lives inside of you” as Jesus said “The kingdom of Heaven is within you”
    Gurus can only point the way,you have to reach the destination yourself,and that can only happen by Divine Grace,not book knowledge or countless hours listening to Gurus..
    Be a truth seeker,keep asking, what is truth?in the end you will know it for sure.and it cannot be described,and there will be no more you.”When the I shall die,then I will know who am I ” Paramahansa Yogananda, another great teacher who has been a great influence..
    Peace.

    • Hi Anthony,
      I really appreciate your comment. I have listened to some mooji in the past on youtube before he exploded and became big. A old friend in fact lives on his retreat and has cut himself off pretty much from most people outside of it…
      I liked his early stuff but recent videos left me bewildered, with the chanting (directed at him) and the trinkets he sells on the site with his face on. It strikes me as turning evermore cult like. I feel that it’s a deep error to start worshiping or allow oneself to become worshiped and misses the entire point! For better or worse, the human ego is very powerful and can overtake us, disguising itself as something else…
      I agree totally, the guru is inside. I have recently had a couple of phases (lasting a week or two) where I felt complete and present and totally joyous like a child, and for no reason other than just being. It was wonderful. I got knocked down from that state I’m not established in yet by fear around my career (two times in fact, second much milder), so clearly I have some letting go to do around that topic 🙂 These states were triggered spontaneously, though I have spent much time absorbing various material from a variety of sources, anything that resonated with me. Last time it was triggered by a funny show on netflix…there are no rules, and if one thinks there are, well that’s just the ego talking :))
      All the best.

      • Those who have been touched by his grace, out of overflowing gratefulness and love do that to him, He never demands of these things.
        Also Guru Pooja is something which in the Eastern culture has always been honored and recognized. It is not like worshiping a person. It is honoring the Guru within which has taken a form outside to point to itself within!

  14. Mooji allegedly engages in a variety of techniques: group euphoria & peer pressure, charisma-based bullying with supporting entourage, gaslighting and psychologically distressing people behind the scenes to induce breakdowns (known as breakthroughs there of course- “it’s ok to lie for guruji” one ex-member-in-training was told by the senior staff), deliberate double binds (e.g. accusing people of being “chameleons”, forcing them to try to be inhumanly consistent all the time (which no one is, but of course the recruit is anxious to please), whilst at the same time manipulating the situation, making it impossible for them to be so. All done by the devotees of course. Mooji acts all innocent, dropping the right phrases into satsang so you start popping. It’s kindalike zen, except it creates dependency, i.e it’s a bit rapey. When the recruit inevitably fails, they face the wrath of the entourage until they break down and become compliant. Meanwhile Mooji himself is free to be as inconsistent as he likes- even to the point of being a real teddybear on tv), public shaming and pressuring, the “advaita shuffle” (“yes, but who’s saying that”- worth a google). A whole lot of stuff. Allegedly.

  15. @HardManToKill None of the allegations you report strike me as improper, considering no one signs up for a Mooji retreat without knowing (unless they have closed their eyes to the ample free online text and youtube material) that they can expect to have their sense of identity burned down. It is pretty much stated in big letters on the front page of Mooji’s site. The idea that this creates dependency or is ‘rapey’ is your interpretation of this process. Some may leave angry: why, Mooji himself left his master’s presence angry and determined to leave town, then subsequently realised the benefit from what had initially seemed a painful encounter.

    As for other posts about Mooji taking money, and suppressing a critical website, it is clear from David Godman’s videos that the management of Ramanashram wanted to suppress a scurrilous attack on the master, and wanted to ask for money. Baghavan overruled the management on these points, although his attitude to practical matters was mostly hands-off. Mooji has clearly accepted his management’s decisions, and I know not to what extent he supports them, or why he resigned as director of the companies running his operation.

    I have been at Mooji retreats and felt his presence I honour him. The fact that his organization appears rather commercial, when Baghavan and Papapaji adamantly opposed asking for money for satsang, is something each seeker must reflect on for him or her self. It does trouble me.

    To be fair, Mooji and his organization has been superbly generous in the provision of excellent free videos, and to some extent of free live satsangs, so if one can live with charging structure in principle, there is no need to be excluded from Mooji’s guidance for lack of funds.

    • Thank you for your comment, John. I have watched Mooji for 15 years on YouTube and still do almost every day. He has his flaws, but no one I know will talk on the subject he does with the such fortitude. He has his shtick which he has developed over the years. And he’s very judgemental, which leaves me without interest in speaking to him. Yet he can take some people where they have never been before and where they can discover completely new ways of thinking. Everything is both good and bad and it’s up to us to sort it out.

    • A spiritual teacher with a big heart who says sensible things. But he is a poor copy of his own Guru poonjaji. Because his commercial attitude makes him a spiritual businessman and not a Guru like Poonjaji. Enlightened beings don’t ask nobody for money to be in their presence. Everbody is welcome for free. Otherwise poor people will be excluded to be in the presence of the Guru. For an enlighted being is everybody welcome as long as you behave youself. All is inclusive and exlusion is simply not possible voor an Guru. Mooji was always welcome for free by his own Guru Poonjaji, while he himself asks lots of money for his spiritual teachings. It goes up to € 500,- for a couple of days. His ego should be ashamed.

  16. I just returned from his Silent Retreat at Zmar Portugal. Mooji is a total fraud. He is far from being enlightened or a spiritual teacher. It’s a very well crafted show. Beware – Mooji is a great Performer though !

      • Sorry about all the amendments but there is no place to correct my mistakes make what I’m saying makes sense

        There is no way of knowing if he’s enlightened he’s learnt from others how to assume the role of being false guru playing FALSE LOVE the game of earning a living for the last 10 years having learn the formulas and diabolical scripts to hide behind super ego delusions he is clearly process by some weird manipulative lonely and desperate spirit entity a crafted mixture of black and white magic and not from the holy spirit and TRUE GOD.
        Some people that follow him probably did voodo in their past lives mooji voodo. Why does not somebody ask HIM how He got enlightened exactly especially somebody who knows he is not.
        Such as powerfull angels who cannot be deceived in reality he is processed and evil sent to miss guide people many of his entourage are also evil he is not one with GOD there is an endless list of false prophets like him in the world today you have been warned be very careful get higher guidance.

  17. Is this stuff true?. It sounds horrible. I had watched some videos before and thought it a bit on the creepy side anyway- all the people in white. Why are they all wearing white? No one was wearing white a few years ago. Now it just looks like a cult, and seems from what’s written above that it is one.

    • If you go to the ashram, there is no dress code !
      In events, the team dresses in shades of white or light brown with badges on so that they are easy to spot. Can it be simple like this ? Yes it is !

  18. I find the negative feedback here hard to understand. I listened to Mooji for many years, I’ve since returned to the Catholic Church – but that’s another story ( Long story short, read Meditations on the Tarot if you are interested. )

    However in relation to Mooji, I only ever watched Mooji’s youtube videos, and for a good few years I had no idea what he was saying, pointing to, trying to reveal, until slowly I realized – this must be what he is speaking about.

    Whether Mooji is legit or not, he gave me something I had not had before ( well I did but didn’t recognize it ), he showed me something that I had been unaware of.

    I never met him, never paid any money to him ( aside from one of his books ), never built my life around him ( giving up personal desires, relationships etc ), never became mentally unstable ( the opposite in fact, I was doing lots of drinking and drugs ).

    If you try and speak to someone, and show them ‘this’ that I discovered through Mooji, and they have not had time with attempting to discover it before, they will have no idea what you are talking about. I’ve noticed this with my wife, and a few of my friends – and I was just like them for the longest time. (You have to be receptive to it, one of my friends, who used to be an avid atheist, and didn’t ‘see’, recently sent me a text message, saying ‘Thank you so much man, my life is so much better after Mooji’ )

    Now I ‘see’, what Mooji is attempting to reveal to those who will listen to him.

    It’s hard to describe to someone what it is.

    Often I will ask the question, ‘What does it FEEL like, ‘to be’?

    And most people, will look puzzled, and then begin to describe how they feel like in the moment – agitated, tired, frustrated, a little down, happy etc.

    But this is not answering the question.

    I am asking them what does it feel like simply ‘to be’, what does their ‘am-ness’, ‘is-ness’ feel like?

    Not how their mind, body, or emotions are making them feel, but THAT, IN which these feelings arise, and BY which these feelings are known – how does THAT feel?

    Even if you press them, they won’t know what your getting at, it was the same for me for years, I listened to Mooji and had no idea what he was talking about, until as I mentioned, I slowly began to see.

    I’m not ‘enlightened’ but I know what Mooji is talking about, I can bring my attention to ‘this’.

    My understanding of being ‘enlightened’, is essentially ‘this’, which I’m trying to describe, moves to the front of your experience, and remains there period – it’s your first point of contact with Reality, and not the comings and goings of the ‘world’.

    This is nothing special, it’s nothing supernatural, but it’s something that I never knew about myself before, something ‘in’ me ( or me myself? ) something that is totally peaceful, never troubled, ‘feels’ content, wanting nothing, needing nothing, it cannot be added to, to make it better, nor can anything be taken away from it, to make it less than it is – it simply is. I don’t often enough come to this ‘place’, and ‘marinate’ here, but I imagine if I did, you would / could describe this place as ‘bliss’.

    Anyways, my whole point of this is that Mooji allowed me to see all this about myself, no one else, I paid him nothing, I gave him nothing – and he gave me something, ‘this’, once you know what he is pointing to, you don’t even have to listen to him anymore, you’ve got it – he just keeps pointing to ‘this’, and saying stay here – be quite, be still.

    So if you’ve got it, you can say goodbye, and never listen to him again – doesn’t matter if you think he is legit, the real thing, a con artist, a devil, you don’t ever have to think about him again.

    Of course there could be strange things going on around him, because humans are very odd, mostly ill in fact. If you all of a sudden opened up your house to any random person to come and visit, and stay, can you imaging the mixed bag you would have? Can you imagine all the psychological idiosyncrasies, mental issues, various members of the group might have?

    Bringing this post to a conclusion, I think anyone who is judging Mooji first, before giving considerable time ( I listened to him critically and reservedly, but kept listening, trying to grasp what he was talking about for about 3 years before I understood ), to discover what is he actually talking about ( because he is talking about something for sure, I know it now, as sure as I know my arm ) is jumping the gun, and being unreasonable.

    God bless,
    Mark

    • “Of course there could be strange things going on around him, because humans are very odd, mostly ill in fact. If you all of a sudden opened up your house to any random person to come and visit, and stay, can you imaging the mixed bag you would have? Can you imagine all the psychological idiosyncrasies, mental issues, various members of the group might have?”

      He didn’t ‘suddenly’ open up his house. These people PAID for his house. And ‘his house’ is COVERED in framed pictures of him looking holy EVERYWHERE! His house has a gift shop. His house is entirely focused on one person, him, and its all about him. The idea that these people just show up and he has nothing to do with it is ridiculous.

    • Hi Mark,you ask what is it like ” to be” I have had what I believe its like “to be” ,each time it has been spontaneous starting at aged about 8 (the body is now 73)
      significantly it was not when I was meditating,but just sitting still, being innocent ,not really thinking of anything in particular,minding my own business, I became aware of a great sense of peace and relaxation intense happiness even Blissful ,like a release of tension mentally and physically,it was very enjoyable,I wanted to stay in that state forever, worldly attractions became uninteresting but the world itself,nature, was beautiful and seemed to radiate love even down to a small rock. “all is one ” comes to mind, “all is God ,there is nothing else but God” as Sathya Sai Baba used to say,the state lasted from hours at first to months,gradually fading off,I had a family who were not in the least interested in spiritual matters, but I had to work in the world in order to support them, that was my karma.So I learned meditation in order to stay in tune.
      There are clues in the Bible about what the state is like,”The peace that passes all understanding” is very accurate and “Be still and know I am God” “The kingdom of Heaven is within you”
      I would add that in my experience it is a natural state and book knowledge or any particular belief or religion will not make any difference although there are good pointers in books as outlined above, some even by present day teachers like Mooji.they can only point ,not actually give anyone the experience. Although apparently one can feel the great peace when in the company of a genuine teacher, its catching.
      God or whatever you wish to call truth, “the truth shall set you free” is within and without, its Omnipresent,you don’t have to go anywhere in particular,as long as you can be still in a quiet place and constantly seek truth then you will feel what is in truth, your own Reality “I am That” they teach in some teachings.
      Sai Baba used to say “After lifetimes of searching all over the world in Temples and in churches,you eventually come full circle to yourSelf,your Own Reality, your Being ,”
      This is non duality ,all is one, there cannot be two truths, the person,and God. The person or EGO is seen to be an idea, a mind construct based on conditioning, and a great weight is taken away and you laugh,this is the same as the peace that passes all understanding known as” Buddha Mind” the great mind or God beyond the personal very limited one, that is totally free or empty of thought But in order to function in the world one still uses the personal mind, it is not lost..
      I didn’t understand it at the time but I believe by Gods grace I was shown the end of the spiritual journey that we all must undergo,nothing in the world can compare to that state of “To Be” “To be or not to be ,that is the question” Shakespeare must have been an enlightened Being !
      One more saying from Paramahansa Yogananda ,”When the I shall die, (THE EGO) then I will know WHO AM I”
      Hope that helps.
      Love, Anthony.

  19. It is sad to see the state of this page.
    First of all rating guru’s is an act of sheer arrogance. It based on an assumption that one himself is qualified and mature enough to gauge an awakened being.
    Please understand that we are not shopping on amazon here that we are looking at reviews and ratings for Guru’s. Seeking the ultimate is a very profound and sacred thing. If one is genuinely seeking that he or she must decide for themselves. Rather than making immature statements in the air, the correct way is first to follow the pointing of that master with integrity and see for oneself. If any questions arise, then it is advised to get them clarified.
    As one begins to follow the pointings/teaching genuinely he or she can realize their efficacy and decide for themselves if they would like to follow the master or not.
    Rest is just timepass in the name of spirituality and seeking really. A sincere seeker is focused on this goal of self realization and does not waste time in useless gossips, ratings, judgements and opinions.

    • Lol. Yes the best way to see if heroin is good for you or not is to try it. Really give it a go. Yes, of course, everyone’s told you it’s a bad idea. I know it seems TOXIC from what you’ve read and what others have told you. But you must examine. Really get to the bottom of it. Then six months later, use your discriminating wisdom and critical judgement to see if it’s something you really need or not.

      • For drugs we have a competent authority who tells us it is bad. Who the hell is this guy whose blog this is ? How do you know if you can trust him ? That’s why I say, follow yourself, discern first hand and then decide.

    • So seeking the ultimate is a sacred “thing” but you have to focus on that “goal” and not waste any time? Is that your mature understanding of spirituality? Wow

      • I understand that you mean to imply that that there is no ‘thing’ and no ‘goal’. Please keep your pseudo neo advaita to yourself !
        Also be concerned about your own maturity and stop giving out maturity certificates so liberally. You may run out of them soon

    • Of course you must rate gurus. Gurus generally only condone your use of ‘discriminating wisdom’ once they feel you’re clean enough to make judgements. Which means you’ve fully embraced their outlook. By which point you’ve lost all perspective and can’t engage in critical thinking… and judgement, a right everyone has, seems arrogant. The guru trap. Don’t fall for it.

      • And what if I tell you that by use of the same discriminatory power and clean judgement I say that the way Mooji has been portrayed on this silly page is utterly wrong, then ?
        Also why assume that those who follow someone are blind !

  20. Mooji is the real deal, right up there with Papaji and Ramana, Echarte and Adya and Byron Katie. 2/5 is only showing the raters own lack of understanding of Mooji’s teaching.

  21. Guru ratings have you been to one of his satsangs or enountered him so you can experience his presence for yourself before rating him or are these ratings based on what you have observed online??

  22. Hello friend,
    First of all thank you for taking time to start this website to review some of the “Gurus” out there.
    Even if you get it wrong at least there is the opportunity to learn something and start a conversation from which we all can learn.
    I followed Moojis answer very carefully and found that Mooji was listening very carefully to the questioner but the questioner simply could not hear Mooji or get the truth being conveyed in that moment.
    The questioner was not ripe so Mooji told him to come back later when he would be ready.
    Mooji used many analogies and jokes but all no avail but you never know when it will penetrate him perhaps later in the same day or later next year you never know but his whole point is that you are like a ghost looking for a cure to a problem when you just really need to see you are not even real. Your self image is the real problem but the questioner could not see it.
    I found Moojis words and expressions to be brilliant and full of compassion.
    Just go to Rishikesh and enjoy a month of free satsang next time he is there and I guarantee you will not be dissapointed. You dont have to be personally close or even speak with him just be there to heal your mind and soul and Im sure you will raise your rating to 3 or 4 out of 5?

  23. Mooji is a guru. Is he a sadguru, a fully enlightened bring? Who knows? Or is he a upaguru, the one who leads you to your guru? There is no faking it because false and real are expressions of duality and advaita is oneness, non duality. This polar logic which has opposites united – such as truth and falsehood- can be very hard to grasp as it is such an irrational concept. Mooji teaches from this irrational heart of advaita. How to make sense of that? Does he bring solace to lost souls? It sounds like he does. I don’t enjoy his videos or writings but others do.
    It doesn’t sound like a cult in as much google and Facebook are not cults- or are they? He sells stuff on the web site. Got to pay the bills.
    In short not my cup of tea but clearly loved by many. In terms of a vote :a big fat zero because that is the perfect number, shunya, nirguna, like the self that was, is and always be full and complete, realised c

  24. “Just go to Rishikesh and enjoy a month of free satsang next time he is there and I guarantee you will not be dissapointed.”

    I would watch it at home for a week. You will have heard every story and trick and and every little technique he has. He has the basics to teach you if you can’t be bothered to Google them. The air and water in Rishikesh is filthy now. And you will spend a month dealing with the mooji machine and all the Indians earning more in six weeks then they do the rest of the year. Don’t bother.

  25. I followed Mooji for quite a while and fell for it. I have since turned away from this and realized he is one of these false prophets the Holy Word speaks of. He sings to false gods and worships false gods. His teachings are very tricky and deceiving.

  26. I think that Mooji is a sad man, spiritually unsure, and emotionally exalted being. He has been a chronic non-achiever in the outer world, not be able to keep marriage together, to retain other long-term close relationships, to hold down a teacher position at the Brixton college, to make any career jobs or an education, to do any significant art works, and atc. In the inner world, Mooji has never done any longer spiritual practices or meditation and has not reached any permanent higher step of enlightenment either or any sainthood states. In addition, he does not possess any extraordinary spiritual power or the divine grace. For that reasons and other psychological complexes, Mooji has built the cult of an enlightened guru and a beloved master, he allows and encourages his followers to worship him, to kneel down in front of him, to put his photos everywhere, and he blesses everybody and everything including a Christ chapel in Monte Sahaja ashram (in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpm_12tFrGo, Moojibaba reflects on the culture at Sahaja the Ashram 2016.). Mooji still remains a spiritual beginner and just a populistic teacher, and a spiritual motivation speaker. (other video of worshiping: Identify yourself — Satsang with Mooji, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh-R7_F8w0s)

    • I wholeheartedly agree with these sentiments. He is a charlatan of the lowest order. He offers nothing but muddled ambiguities and plays mostly to those looking to dissociate from painful truths in their lives. Mooji preys on people’s tendency to want to fast track and avoid arduous spiritual lifting. He feeds them false foods that have no real sustenance.

  27. Hi,

    Isn’t this a bit polarizing??

    I am not a follower of Mooji, and prefer the teachings of Adyashanti or Byron Katie for my own process. But I have witnessed the Mooji community to grasp a level of truth which is admirable. He is not a fraud. Nor is he the ultimate master by any means.

    But everyone will have their own path and gravitate to what their soul values on the deeper, regardless of ratings or opinions. For certain, Mooji is not Ramana. He is not an aged old soul. Still, I see there is value in his community and teachings as long as one can transcend them and enter the whole.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • I agree. Mooji is a beautiful soul. I have been in his presence and even travelled with him, many times. There is only love there.

      Behind the scenes, so to speak, he is both humble and playful, very human but also incredibly welcoming to everyone, equally.

      He may or may not be the right teacher for you but he is, for sure, a true ‘guru’ (one who removes darkness or doubt). I have seen sooo many find a new level of peace, joy and bliss through Mooji’s teachings.

      The books and charged satsangs are there – some income is needed for flights, food, running retreats… But never have I seen anyone turned away due to lack of funds. We used to joke that satsang with Mooji was like an Indian bus – always room for one more. We’d budge up and make sure anyone who wanted, could get a seat.

      I’d rate him 5/5.

  28. After just hearing about the tragic death of Flo Camoin at Monte Sahaja I would like to share my experience after following Mooji for the past year. I met him in the 2017 season in Rishikesh for the first time during the open Satsangs. I was overwhelmed by the energy in Satsang and the many transformative stories and intense emotions people would expose. Although the frequent crying, screaming and appearance of many weird individuals as well as some exorcism-like episodes were scary in the beginning I would contribute this to his power as a teacher and was sure to have found a great master.

    The empty smiles and stares of some of his disciples who welcomed the people at the entrance as well as his grandiose entry to Satsang at the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth, with drums, music and dozens of disciples surrounding him gave me a first bad taste of this being another person cult. Later I would attribute this impression to be resistance from my ego-mind and I tended to belittle the many signs of egoic behavior Mooji himself presented and the cult-like devotion around his body.
    I was following Eckhart Tolles pointings for about 1 year before meeting Mooji and never witnessed such overtly demonstrated “enlightenment” and emotional outbursts and was sure this comes from truth, not being aware this could also be a form of hysteria (I noticed that it’s almost only women who scream and cry during Satsang)!

    After returning from India I met with the local Mooji Sangha regularly and came in closer contact with long-term Mooji followers. Despite the very lovely and peaceful Satsang-field we created together (which reminded me of the following Bible passage: “For where two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Metthew 18:20) I was frequently irritated about the extreme centeredness around the person Mooji and the supposed superpowers attributed to him by some hardcore devotees.
    Over time I found myself losing all interest in most worldly activities and would spend most of the day watching Satsang and immerse myself fully into Moojis pointings, teachings, opinions and worldviews without questioning his own ego and guru-identity anymore. I would interpret any criticism and irritation arising inside me as signs of my ego-mind and thus dismiss it immediately! In the beginning I was happy with the goal-oriented instant-awakening approach but over time this built up the pressure to “get it” fast or otherwise being stamped as a hopeless case. It clearly felt that this impatient goal-orientation could on the deepest level not be authentic and true! With hundreds of hours of Satsang in retreats, intensives, silent sittings, available on Youtube I noticed also a kind of addictiveness to listen to him.

    Having no interest in pursuing a career anymore I found myself more and more in a financial and familial crisis and eventually slipped into a truly horrible dark night. I spoke to some people from the Sangha who expressed having similar problems and did not find Moojis statements on this topic very helpful, given the fact that he himself did not have to care of such matters for decades, living in a protected ashram-cocoon.

    It so came to me spontaneously to investigate on this to see if there are other people who have problems leading a fulfilling life after following Moojis guidance for too long and I found the post about the suicide of Flo Camoin at the Monte Sahaja Ashram. I was very touched when reading this as I saw him in Rishikesh almost every day at Satsang. I remember that he made a very decent, peaceful and calm impression to me when diligently fulfilling his task of guiding the people to a sitting spot that very much touched me. Though we`ll probably never know what was going on in Flo that he decided to end his life, the fact that his suicide is only mentioned only very shortly at facebook and the Sangha is encouraged by the official Mooji facebook site to “keep silent” about this is somehow dubious. I spent many hours reading through other people’s testimonies of the cult-like dynamic that built up around Mooji and finally dropped the idea of a Guru who is the embodiment of God himself. And now it feels like a huge burden and heavy weight is finally lifted off my shoulders. I can breathe again and my Sadhana has come to a new level. I follow my own heart and embrace the immaculate beauty and beingness of nature again. Yes, Grace brought me to Mooji and yes, Grace let me drop the idea of him being special.

    I write this to encourage people who feel stuck in their Sadhana and are in a similar position. The only true teacher is the Sadhguru within. Excessive worshipping and consuming one person’s thoughts and ideas can never be healthy and true, even if you abstract this in your mind to be impersonal! I saw how addictive his never ending stream of words in Satsang can be (Where is the sacred silence of Ramana?) and how many Sangha members lose interest in life about this. His pointings can be full of truth and deeply transformative but people around him should not forget that he too is a human being and not let the worshipping around his body slowly take excessive dimensions (just compare Satsangs from 2009 or even 2013 with now).

    Om Namah Shivaya and Peace to all

    • Atma – Thank you very much for sharing your personal journey with Mooji. This is a very instructive tale for anyone who can listen. Whenever someone is unable to “lead a fulfilling life after following a Guru’s guidance,”it is huge warning sign, and a red flag that this is not a true path. The only purpose of spirituality is to bring us into the world so that we can serve the world. Any teaching that leads us out of the world, out of relationship with others and into endless meditations, contemplations, or even “silence”, is very dangerous. God wants us to serve the world, not run away from it.
      May you find more places of service and contribution. Your comment is one example.

    • Rightly said. I too have had the experience of this short-term feeling of bliss called as enlightenment and felt the deafening stillness and joyous feeling and the complete ease felt in the body during that time and enjoyment in performing mundane things as if I’m seeing/doing everything for the first time, etc. The effects lasted for a day at the most before slipping away slowly. However I can feel a lightness in my thoughts (still unaware background thinking is there but I’m able to watch and drop obsessive thinking much easier compared to before, which is the main benefit I can see). Also, I seem to have “downloaded” some awareness/knowledge about things which were absent before about the way “enlightened” people talk which is instinctive but which was “resonance” before.

      Having said that I’m back to my normal activities now. What I have noticed is that after this experience (it was heady and you want to have more of it) in search of guidance and answers if you catch onto some guru like Mooji or somebody else you definitely get sucked in and also what I think is many of these individuals like Mooji might have had this experience but have come out of it and now have made it a full-time business. No offence meant, he looks pretty benevolent, but craziness has a starting point. If he started off benign, all the adulation of devotees and the things and doings and ceremonies related to this whole subject of spirituality has a way of blurring lines and things can have their own flow and direction from then on. I have watched his videos, there is common sense and some guidance there, which is good, but apart from that the constant hanging around in the environment I don’t think is the way to go forward.

      My two cents

    • Thank you for this Brother.

      My father and his wife are devoted disciples of Mooji and he has sadly estranged himself from his children and grandchildren. The entirety of his indifference, which is love’s true opposite, is rooted in Mooji’s teachings and other’s like him. Is it your experience that these individuals are mostly looking to avoid facing the consequences of their actions? I feel like many disciples are using such teachings to advocate hedonism and extreme selfishness.

  29. I got a lot of benefit from Mooji’s teaching in the beginning. I really felt that i was entering a clearer space on a profound level and could function much better in my job and in my relationships. However it was not a bottomless well and i didn’t really find any way to carry it with me. It just became about listening the next satsang to recharge. Attending a retreat was the same experience in steroids. And there was a law of diminishing returns. Going back to just watching videos then didn’t feel enough. I guess you would say that’s a drug.

    I haven’t been to Monte Sahaja but i sense that it’s a place that sucks you in and you won’t want to leave. That stuff is potent but at the same time you constantly need more of it to keep yourself getting that hit. Such was the way with osho too. When Mooji dies i can only imagine there’s going to be a lot of grouchy bliss bunnies looking for their new dealer.

    • I have had the same experience, Kat: “i didn’t really find any way to carry it with me. It just became about listening [to] the next satsang to recharge.” So many gurus are wonderful to hear, but the teaching doesn’t stick with me. Ultimately, we have to do the work – no guru can build for us a connection to our timeless relationship with God. What has worked for me is a self-guided meditation course called Steps To Knowledge (www.StepsToKnowledge.com). It offers real spiritual work with real benefits, if you can stick with it. Plus, it’s totally free and “No guru required.”

  30. By the way, I loved Anthony’s post from 1/3/18. I went to Mooji’s website and was immediately turned off by the slickness of it, the way they’ve turned his name into a brand logo, and the way they extol his virtues. I’ve seen pictures of people kneeling in front of him, with that look of enraptured devotion so commonly seen in cults. That only heightens the sense of separation, “little me here” and the Great Master there. It encourages people to perpetually see themselves as devotees, in need of the Great Master’s wisdom. Perpetual devotees, of course, are perpetual customers. I am also turned off by his carefully cultivated “holy man” look. His whole schtick seems to be to sell his personal mystique to people who seek a romanticized mystical experience. I have watched some of his videos and much of what he says does seem genuinely grounded in non duality, but he lacks the clarity of an Adyashanti (his name bugs me but he is quite good), Eckhart Tolle, Rupert Spira, John Wheeler, and many other lesser known but quite good teachers, such as Kyle Hoobin and Daniel Seeker. Watch a Mooji video, then compare to a John Wheeler video. Wheeler is so simple, direct, and down to earth. He’s just a regular guy; the focus is not on him at all, but on his message. Mooji, on the other hand, is in the business of selling Mooji. He sets off my BS meter, as do Gangaji, Byron Katie, Bentinho Massaro, and Jeff Foster, to name a few.

  31. e mooji is just a other countless commercial no dual folklore spiritual teachers gurus oops I mean pointer more like a good joker who points to the obvious just business-as usual buy my numerous books CD DVD nick Nat retreats Mala with his pic attached to it,, blessed Mala etc please honestly look carefully at this Photoshop fabricated pic title mooji&papaji for sale in his scam shop I only spend 6 years in India-on the spiritual path in the seventy mind you long time ago I was young then, what do I know? , but respect protocol to his hijacked master should have been papaji&mooji but since they where never together in deep reflection by the pond it happened in mooji dream only ,poonja reveling his secret sacred there is no teacher there is no student there is no teaching I guess he forgot to point out there is no pointer no pointing either and of course poonja firm insistence on free dharma only means no receiving cashing money for giving spiritual teaching no brickabra stuff for sale . please have no fears use discernment and discrimination, truth liberate , good luck so yes the rating of 2.5 is actually generous .. mooji endless talking is may be a entry point to bring silence ? for naifs sincere beginners please use caution do not fall in his other side the guru worship it is unfortunately happening and he is letting it happen to his no body , it does not help you or him , we are all humans and that is the beauty ,, love is ,, thank you for reading my comment

  32. Once again… the Western mind attacks what it can’t understand. This site does a huge disservice to anybody on the path of self realization. Arrogant is too nice a word to describe the ignorance this site puts out.

  33. I was glad to find a site where I could read and post comments about Mooji. The comments really span the spectrum quite well of what someone can expect to gain from listening to Mooji and demonstrate “the proof of the pudding’s in the tasting.” Like all things in life you have to know what you need and what you don’t. Those who are susceptible to mind control should avoid those with powerful influence. But anyone can be your teacher if your ready.

  34. I saw another website suggesting mooji uses “yes sets” and trance induction. I think many gurus do this. The atmosphere creates it. They arent even conscious of doing it. Watch derren brown ‘fear and faith’ video on youtube and watch how “converts” an atheist through suggestion

  35. My discovery of the truth that Mooji points to was originally realized by reading Eckhart Tolle’s book The Power of Now. I have been listening to both teachers now for about 2 years, and find them both very helpful. I would have to say that for me, the directness of Mooji’s pointings are pure grace. His latest pointing, An Invitation to Freedom is particularly effective. I no longer “need” pointings and teachings to remain as the Self, but I still enjoy watching others on their journey. I find my daily life incomparably beautiful to what I had experienced before this as a conservative Christian of 50 years. I have a job that my coworkers find very stressful,and yet I remain deeply peaceful through the seemingly most trying of circumstances. The peace that passes all understanding is a good way to put it, and particularly poinient, considering the mind will never “get it”. In the bible Jesus said “seek and ye shall find”. Each it seems according to the way it shall unfold for them. Jesus’s words come to me often because of the time I spent in that perspective. “Judge not” seems appropriate here.

  36. I spent many years in Mooji’s ashram. It’s a clique where cruelty is passed off as “sharpness” and “tough love”. I am so very happy to be free of it.

      • Thank you for this. And let me also say to anyone who is still there: It seems unimaginable to walk away from it. But when you do it is like being released from the prison. A prison of “nearly there. just one more satsang”. I wasted six years. I can’t imagine how it is for those who’ve spent their entire youth putting energy into making him a megastar.

  37. Thank you for all the insights and input. I have long felt that Mooji was a charlatan but had yet to find well-intentioned and well-articulated perspectives by those who had been with him and his disciples.

    I know a close family member who has devoted himself to Mooji. He has become aloof and scoffs at any notion of cause and effect, particularly as it pertains to his selfish behaviour. I’ve seen firsthand two of his most devoted disciples use his teachings as a cover for their cruelty.

    What can I do to release him from this spell?

    An even harder question that I’m faced with is, What if he is only pretending to be entranced by these teachings?

  38. I am the partner of an 11 year old relationship with my girlfriend, ho he left me without warning and shocking could emotions for the Mooji “enlightenment” experience. She left her parents and all her friends same way after staying there for three months, she also doesn’t want to come back home from there this year. I can not speak with her anymore, I am afraid that she is manipulated, brainwashed and misguided to do all of this things by the members of this organization, cult. What kind of enlightenment do they teach there to leave your family like this? Please help!?!

  39. I am sorry to hear your story I had the same experience, my partner went for 3 weeks but he never return. He left 4 month ago. He is brainwashed, he is lost there with all these people who are incredible selfish. Mooji is just another fake guru with a very good business.
    They worshipping him as a God and he loved, he say he transcend his ego but you can see that not. He make of his teaching a good business charging a lot of money for his activities, he is now selling sand for sahaja. I understood that some people need to go through these experiences to learn at the end that you don’t need anybody. But they are in some way escaping from reality, in an spiritual bypass. The way they see people out of their beliefs is that you are not evolve enough so you are not ready for freedom, so anything you say for them comes from ignorance that is way I decided to forget my ex partner an continue my life. I hope you can rescue her I know that in my case that is not possible. Good luck.

    • I am sorry to hear about your partner. The same almost happened to my husband he went to work at Monte Sahaja for 3 weeks and came back has a zombie. It was really hard to take in out of that stage. It took him 3 years to start behaving normally and because he couldn’t work we lost all the money we had saved for years. Now he is ok and very thankful that I didn’t gave up on him. Now he sees how dangerous Mooji and his people are with their fake love, they will use you and abuse you and when they don’t need you anymore they will kick you out and you have nowhere to go. Stay strong 😉 and positive sooner or later the Portuguese people will kick Mooji out 💪🏽😉

  40. I didnt read all the comments. But before we put down or up “someone”, we need to be honest on what basis we are doing that.

    Let me write down few points,

    1)Are we comparing what the guru is saying to our own ideas and conclusions and then making a judgement on him/her? whether its in support or not. If we absolutely think our ideas are right, then probably we dont need a guru, as we right and knows how to live and who to follow.
    2)If we are unsure about ourselves, then we have to compare what the guru is saying, to a standard. a standard which has stood time and has never proven wrong. a standard which is well supported by the experiences of sages all around the world, who have gone beyond the petty ideas.
    3) So is there such a standard available now? Yes, the Vedas originated in India. Though this standard is not limited to this one in India, this is a well written one. Of course there were others around the world, but mostly passed from a teacher to student in a verbal form.
    4) When we say, Vedas, its not just the books. To decipher the secret of Vedas we need a living sage, who himself has reached Buddhahood(not a yogi and not the enlightenment which is talked about these days).
    5)when such a sage, who has gone beyond all dualities, expound Dharma, we come to know that, the end of psychological world is just a very small part of the ‘journey’ towards Nirvana. Experiencing the end of psychological world for few moments or days, and the proclaiming oneself to have “reached” is like a child who could just stand for the first time, proclaiming to be the fastest runner in the world. And when we see around the world, with the many masters, most of them are in this category. Many start teaching, with good intentions to help the world, but soon realize that, thay are not enlightened anymore, but cant leave their positions as everyone around them are looking upto them and they just play their role.
    6) If you are following such a person, then you have only yourself to blame. As the Vedas say, you have the total responsibility for what you experience.

    Good luck!

  41. A spiritual teacher with a big heart who says sensible things. But he is a poor copy of his own Guru poonjaji. Because his commercial attitude makes him a spiritual businessman and not a Guru like Poonjaji. Enlightened beings don’t ask nobody for money to be in their presence. Everbody is welcome for free. Otherwise poor people will be excluded to be in the presence of the Guru. For an enlighted being is everybody welcome as long as you behave youself. All is inclusive and exlusion is simply not possible voor an Guru. Mooji was always welcome for free by his own Guru Poonjaji, while he himself asks lots of money for his spiritual teachings. It goes up to € 500,- for a couple of days. His ego should be ashamed.

  42. I think that Mooji’s entire spiritual enterprise and satsang business are built on the lie of his enlightenment. Mooji is not an enlightened being and he is not a Self-realized master. In addition, this year 2018, Mooji and his crew will make a lot of money, for instance:
    Intense Satsang –Lisbon-February: €220 x1500 people = €300 000
    Zmar Retreat-Portugal-April: €375 x 850 people = €318 000
    Zmar Retreat-Portugal-October: €375 x 850 people = €318 000
    Monte Sahaja Retreat-June: €550 x 120 people = €66 000
    Netherlands Retreat-August: €330 x 1500 people = €495 000.
    Added together, it will be about1.5 mil. Euros, the estimated expenses could be about 0.5 mil. (like rents, salaries and act.). Mooji and his spiritual enterprise will make about 1 mil. Euros this year 2018 before tax and this figure is only minimal guess. Mooji’s business long-term strategy may pay off because his followers, devotees, and spiritual seekers have become the paying customers. Mooji and his team openly run spiritually recreation retreats, entertainment satsangs, and group therapy gatherings in Europe and make a big profitable business of it. Mooji is only a regular guy who wants to be a famous spiritual teacher and wants to make some money for himself and the Ashram.

  43. I spent 3 months with Mooji and Sahaja and can tell you first hand that he is a BIG fraud. He and his inside clique uses group pressure to psychologocally break you down and control you, leaving you very confused until they even strip that until you are an empty mindless shell. They also practice alot of dark magic, alot of people there think he is some God because they feel an energy pass through their hands when he touches them, I wont go too deep into that but its really dark what he is actually doing to them. His old body guard I spoke with recently is absolutley terrified of him. This guy is EXTREMELY dangerous and must be stopped.

  44. Seeing all these comments gives me some comfort that people are starting to realize the dangers of Mooji. I have been quite ashamed to speak about my experience with him as it feels almost as if he raped me somehow, spiritually. I suffer from ptsd from all the pyschological trauma he inflicted on me. I spent quite some time at Sahaja and know first hand that he is a charlatan. After leaving him I have had to seek out therapy and counseling to help me get my life back on track. Because of him I gave up a great life in exchange to be a zombie blindly following him. I watched him direct his inner circle to gaslight certain devotees including myself. At the time I did not understand what gas lighting was, just thought it was tough love they were showing. On the outside they smile in your face but inside they seek to destroy you and pass it off as destroying “what you are not”. If I ever questioned him I was told it was just “my mind”. There was even rumors of him sleeping with an underage girl whom apparantly is in very bad shape psychologically now like many of us. He is nothing more than a pyschopathic, narcissistic mental abuser and con artist out to make money off the backs of broken people. He specifically targets those with either money or those who he knows has had genuine awakening experiences. I know alot of people there who are afraid to leave him and afraid to come out and tell what is really happening there. I have begged some of them to leave but they are deeply afraid of him. It has taken me years to somewhat piece my life together from what he did to me. I hope others read this and heed my warning. I pray God directs all those who have been hurt by him.

  45. Thank you to everyone who has left comments here… I was particularly interested in reading about the experiences of people who had actually stayed at Mooji’s ashram.
    I got interested in watch Mooji online about 4 weeks ago… well, his videos are addictive! Even though they all have basically the same (empty) content, you just can’t explain why you keep wanting to watch them! My guess is he does use some kind of trance-induction techniques. These videos make you feel a bit “spacy” and very relaxed. I found myself dwelling of the (confusing and simplistic) teachings quite a lot in my every day life.
    What snapped me out of my spell was seeing one women in a Mooji video who was obviously mentally ill – kind of hypo-manic and laughing hysterically. Mooji’s crowd and Mooji himself treated her behavior as normal. It was too weird for me. I hope she ended up getting help.

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