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Mooji – An Invitation To Freedom

Mooji is a spiritual teacher originally from Jamaica, he moved to Brixton in London as a teenager and became a street portrait artist in the West End, and later taught art at a local college.

In 1987 at a chance meeting with a Christian mystic, he had a life-changing encounter through prayer, that brought him into the direct experience of the Supreme within.

This inspired him to ‘walk out of his life’ and in 1993 he embarked on a spiritual journey through India, eventually landing at the feet of the man who became his Master, the late Sri HWL Poonja, AKA Papaji.

Following in his footsteps Mooji now regularly conduct large Satsang gatherings throughout the world, sharing self-inquiry and directing his students to question, who or what they are at the deepest level.

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
02:28 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:46 Brian’s introduction.
05:40 What a Satsang gathering is all about.
15:09 His experience of being in ruins of “the Beatles Ashram”.
20:35 What he means by the term “beings”.
21:47 Simply self enquiry concept and the start of his own search in seeking answers.
31:10 A prayer for him, led to a deep peace when he knew he had met God.
40:39 Mooji goes to India solely to meet Sri Ramakrishna and is led to Papaji.
47:49 His time with Papaji experiencing transformative changes in himself.
1:02:03 London and beginning to help those seeking their personal self.
1:09:44 Explanation of his idea of the myth of the personal self.
1:10:39 The Invitation to Freedom came by grace from God and is helping thousands.
1:15:31 What, or who, is God?
1:18:24 The evolutionary characteristics of someone who is growing in the spirit.
1:23:17 Peeling away the cataract of illusory identity so that one sees from the truth of oneself.
1;32;52 How a week-long retreat Satsang is the best environment to investigate your truth.
1:36:18 For some, in seeking their truth, it is hard when they release suppressed feelings.
1:41:25 What it was like growing up in Jamaica in the 1950s.
1:47:06 Moving to Brixton London where his sister was involved in the Brixton Riots.
2:00:54 What it is like to be Mooji.
2:08:01 An online Satsang with a series of questions taken from people on social media.
…Does time exist as we believe it?
2:09:21 …Are love, life, truth, death and God all the same thing?
2:13:44 …If someone is paralysed by depression what can they do?
2:17:49 …How can someone be unconditionally loving?
2:19:53 …How can a person overcome anger?
2:22:53 …What is the best way to find inner peace when living in a busy city like London?
2:23:47 …I often feel loneliness and fear. I would like to leave those feelings, but they feel stuck on
me. How can I help myself?
2:26:11 …How is it possible to open my heart in a world that is so full of violence and anger?
2:29:41 Success secrets.
2:30:14 What he sees as the possibilities for the crushed egos in his favourite TV show.
2:32:04 … How can one reconcile the modern goal driven life with one having more of a zen attitude?
2:34:22 …Can anyone become enlightened?
2:35:37 … Is enlightenment realty all that great? Is it worth chasing?
2:37:26 He would like to see all people who are consciously open and searching for truth, find it.
2:40:32 … Does Mooji believe in karma and reincarnation?
2:42:36 … What does Mooji think about drugs?
2:46:10 … Has Mooji seen aliens?
2:48:18 What Mooji wished had also been part of this Satsang.
2:50:58 What does Mooji believe he will be doing in ten years-time?
2:53:57 What scares Mooji?
2:58:20 What keeps him awake at night?
2:58:53 What we would be surprised to learn about Mooji.
3:00:53 Phone call to the twenty-year old Mooji.
3:05:02 Best advice he ever received.
3:07:33 Advice to the young people watching across the world who want to understand themselves.
3:09:38 Brian’s summing up and Mooji’s final message of hope for all those listening and seeking.

Notes:
Mooji’s website
https://mooji.org/
Mooji on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpw2gh99XM6Mwsbksv0feEg
Mooji on Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/moojiji/
Mooji TV
https://mooji.tv/
Mooji Foundation
https://moojifoundation.org/
Mooji on Twitter
https://twitter.com/moojiji?lang=en
Mooji on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooji

Books:
An Invitation to Freedom
http://satsangshop.com/books/1290-an-invitation-to-freedom-book.html
Books by Mooji
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mooji/e/B005HXP1M2/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1519297746&sr=8-2-ent

Topics discussed:
Satsang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsang
Ashram
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashram
The Beatles in India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_in_India
Watkins Books
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watkins_Books
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gospel-Sri-Ramakrishna/dp/0911206019
Rishikesh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rishikesh
Be as You Are by David Godman
https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Godman-You-Are-Teachings/dp/B00NBPO2V4
Tiruvannamalai
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiruvannamalai
Jamaica
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica
Brixton. London
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brixton
Brixton riot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Brixton_riot
Karma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma
Reincarnation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation

People mentioned in this episode:
H W L Poonja (Papaji)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._W._L._Poonja
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi
Ramana Maharshi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramana_Maharshi

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sofia_smpr180

Beautiful, amazing interview. Thank you so much for this!!

Lucia
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There is no sound 🙁

Joe
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You’re an amazing interviewer and gift Brian. Really enjoyed this. Thank you again.

Tripti
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Thank you Bryan! You guys are doing a great job. i hope that you will continue to share such great content & wisdom.

s357
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s357

Can’t see what Westeners see as so fascinating with these foreign guru types. That said, the whole concept of religious beliefs is a bit foreign to me . When I listen to him he makes nice sounds but is not really saying anything. There is no real message within his words.

RL
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RL

“Not really saying anything”…?? That is exactly the point! He is great at articulating the “nothing” from which life itself springs. “nothing” is a problem for your mind to process, therefore it sees it as of no significance. Thus you lose it instantly. Lose everything, grasp “nothing” and you shall have become the only thing that ever was….awakened to your true self.

72dubie .
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I understand what you’re saying and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying it either, his words will resonate with some more than others. At 1:15:41 Brian asks him What is God? I think his answer answers your concerns about his words having no real message.

Ramskee925
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Ramskee925

Man Mooji is such an amazing being! Love how he says that and it does make sense in a way. I hope to one day find out exactly what that means though my eyes if my being awakens one day. Thank you so much Bryan and London Real. This is a top 5 interview for sure.

zachary
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What keeps you up at night? “Love, is worth not sleeping for”

markmoto
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markmoto

Thanks for having Mooji on but monetising him by not showing the end of the show is just wrong I feel, but hey that’s capitalism I guess.

barialmas438
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barialmas438

What an amazing interview ! Mooji is a great been. Thank you, thank you, thank you LONDONREAL for this great moment. And thank you Mooji for your spontaneity, purity, transparency and honesty. I really felt every moment of this interview. This was Real . Namaste .

Keith
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I know Mooji for many years and have spent time with him. This was one of the worst interviews I have ever seen. You should of done more research prior to this. Mooji isn’t here to feed the intellect but to free the mind, via the heart. Otherwise this seems like a New Agey thing. Mooji is Mooji and an interview like this can never express that.

Elwyn Round
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I enjoyed the interview. mooji has plenty of satsangs online to do just that what you desire.

Keith
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I know Mooji for many years and have spent time with him. This was one of the worst interviews I have ever seen. You should of done more research prior to this. Mooji isn’t here to feed the intellect but to free the mind, via the heart. Otherwise this seen like a New Agey thing. Mooji is Mooji and an interview like this can never express that.

Utkarsh
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Utkarsh

also, I LOVE that intro clip for Mooji, the editing, the music, the video quality. Would be great to see more stuff like that.

Utkarsh
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Utkarsh

awesome, it would have been even better if Mooji was allowed to run through The Invitation with Bryan.

marionwhite03787
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marionwhite03787

love mooji, and love this interview, but like other’s have asked, what happened to the meaning of life question?

Joshua
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Joshua

It’s so amazing to see Mooji in the spotlight!

Edith
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Edith

Thanks éver so much mooji for giving us clues to get to the path towards awakening..thank you.thank you.

Carlos
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Beautiful thank you!
Maybe it would be nice to have Gangaji and Eli in an interview at LondonReal.

hugoarcoutinho25
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hugoarcoutinho25

Thank you. thank you. Thank you Mooji.

Sigitas
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Beautiful interview! But whats happen to the question: What is the purpose of life? 2:29:40 its been cut? why?

kimmy3d562
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kimmy3d562

I am waiting for an explanation of that interruption also. Administration on explanation?

kimmy3d562
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kimmy3d562

I am waiting for an explanation of that interruption also. Administration will you respond?

markmoto
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markmoto

I think you will find you have to be a paying member to see the end of all London real interviews sadly even Mooji that’s capitalism

Aashish
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Aashish

you need to pay for that

rebeccaskale72
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rebeccaskale72

Fascinating interview thank you so much. Kudos to such an aware platform – London Real – and a conscious interviewer!