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Mooji – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Anthony Paul Moo-Young, known as Mooji, was born on 29 January 1954 in Port Antonio, Jamaica. In 1969, he moved to the UK and he is presently living in Brixton, London. Anthony worked in London’s ‘West end’ as a street portrait artist for many years, then as a painter and a stained glass artist, and later as a teacher at Brixton College. For a long time, he was well known as Tony Moo, but is now affectionately known as Mooji* by the many seekers and friends who visit him.

Mooji is a direct disciple of Sri Harilal Poonja, the renowned advaita master, or Papaji, as his followers call him. In 1987, a chance meeting with a Christian mystic was to be a life-changing encounter for Mooji. It brought him, through prayer, into the direct experience of the Divine within. Within a short period, he experienced a radical shift in consciousness so profound that outwardly, he seemed, to many who knew him, to be an entirely different person.

As his spiritual consciousness awakened, a deep inner transformation began which unfolded in the form of many miraculous experiences and mystical insights. He felt a strong wind of change blowing through his life which brought with it a deep urge to surrender completely to divine will. Shortly after, he stopped teaching, left his home and began a life of quiet simplicity and surrender to the will of God as it manifested spontaneously within him. A great peace entered his being, and has remained ever since. For the following six years, Mooji drifted in a state of spontaneous meditation oblivious to the outer world he formally knew. During these years, he lived almost penniless but was constantly absorbed in inner joy, contentment and natural meditation. Grace came in the form of his sister Julianne, who welcomed Mooji into her home with loving kindness, and afforded him the time and space he much needed to flower spiritually, without the usual pressures and demands of external life. Mooji refers to this period of his life as his “wilderness years” and speaks touchingly of a deep feeling of being “seated on the Lap of God”. In many respects, these were far from easy times for Mooji, yet there is no trace of regret or remorse in his tone as he recounts these years. On the contrary, he speaks of this phase of his life as being richly blessed and abundant in grace, trust and loving devotion.

In late 1993, Mooji travelled to India. He had a desire to visit Dakshineswar in Calcutta where Sri Ramakrishna, the great Bengali Saint, had lived and taught. The words and life of Ramakrishna were a source of inspiration and encouragement to Mooji in the early years of his spiritual development. He loved the Saint deeply but as fate would determine, he would not go to Calcutta. While in Rishikesh, a holy place at the foothills of the Himalayas, he was to have another propitious encounter; this time with three devotees of the great advaita Master Sri Harilal Poonja, known to his many devotees as Papaji. Their persistent invitation to Mooji to travel with them to meet the Master made a deep impression on him. Still he delayed the prospect of meeting Papaji for two whole weeks, choosing first to visit Varanasi, the holy city.
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25 Comments

  • Lovely to tune in here in Ireland ! Great show I really enjoyed that .. It pushed the buttons. Namaste x

  • I also enjoyed always most sitting quietly with my guru…and when satsang started I often stand up and left the place

  • Not all suffering can be solved by practical solutions. However you are halfway there I think. A lot of suffering is constructed by our own minds, for example some people have enough food, shelter and drinking water, however they suffer due to greed etc. i.e. they want more than they have, even though they have enough.

    So to me, ‘real’ spirituality works on the physical and the mental.

  • Living purely from the heart is not possible in any job EXCEPT being a spiritual teacher! Not all of us have the luxury of ‘going with the flow’. That way of being is not rewarded or even possible in most jobs.

    His theories are highly theoretical! I think we all need to be honest here.

  • I think its easy to overlook the simplicity of it and think its merely a theory. Mooji is very consistant though, in his views and his expression from the heart. If you are willing to look then the being will orient itself around your lifestyle. Everyone has their own way of coming to and expressing truth. It would be nice though to live like mooji, truly blessed

  • listen to george kavassaliss he talks about Jesus being the creator of the universe i.e. the soul that incarnated into the body of Jesus and that the creator steps back and lets everything get on with it without interfering.

  • He says everything happens for a reason i.e. that he says the future has already happened and that souls agree with eachother so to speak about if they will have specific types of interactions on the earth plane.

    He says the lower ego wants to hold on to the idea of having free will whilst here on earth but free will is based on a higher level via the soul etc..

  • also suffering is a matter of perspective, it wouldn’t make sense for the creator to intervene if there is suffering etc.. if there is any type of intervention it is via oversoul guiding you etc.. IMO

  • To say something is not possible is limiting possibility itself. For me it is possible to live an ordinary life, job whatever, in the flow of being. I don’t look for reward in it. The reward is in the peace of no expectation and that alll things are possible.This is very exciting to me. In saying something is not possible is to cut ourself off from our potential.

  • Ahh I see now, so you mean “it’s” just what we call the universe, not some thinking entity within a specific form that cares about our personal wishes and desires, worries and whinings out here in the remote distance in a corner of the Milky Way, like superstitious, religious thinkers of the world like to use the word. Very insightful, and very anti-traditional religion. In short, it’s not a “god” at all… just a representation of totality and consciousness as a whole. 🙂

  • In my understanding, there are gods, which are individuated expressions of Cosmic Intelligence (God) just as we are, but then there is their (our) source, which is “one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion”. That’s what I’d call God. “Unbounded” means we are all immersed in that, like fish in the ordinary ocean, and like fish, we are so accustomed to it that we take it for granted. To stretch the analogy, we then start looking for the ocean while swimming in it.

  • No one can answer these questions for you. Your thinking mind is never going to understand the ways of god. You can spend your entire life braced against things that bother you, and at the end of your life the things you have braced yourself against will still exist. You have to understand the nature of your being in order to understand that your state of being is way more important than any action you can take against anything.

  • So you mean energy…. Okay. Cool. I don’t understand why people feel the need to be overly-definitive when stating the obvious.

    There are no gods, AS DEFINED BY ANY RELIGION.

    If you want individually-created superstitions, then more power to you, but it doesn’t make the reality any different.

    Dao ke dao fe chang dao,
    ming ke ming, fe chang ming.

    What is will always be just so… no matter what title you give it; supernatural gods do not exist, no matter how eloquently described.

  • I have returned to this interview again due to the absolute authenticity present in the being of Mooji. Each receives the message from where they are in their own consciousness at the time.The blueprint of each soul unfolds under its own momentum in time/space regardless of circumstance. From my intuitive seeing, Mooji represents a flowering of truth actualized funneled through to all unconditionally. His auric space scintillates with dynamic power. Drink it in and be blessed.

  • Starvation due to one’s inability to navigate the world of money is not a “thought construct” — tell that to the nearly ONE BILLION people who, through no fault of their own, starve every year. There is no GOD coming or going; let’s be our own savior and stop living as if we are not responsible to help the suffering here; in a CONCRETE way. Are we willing to change places with ANYONE on this planet? There’s your real awakening.

  • can you PROVE they dont exisit? ,you cant even know what happens to a person 1 hour after they are dead or what exisits 4 billion miles away and to the right. how can you KNOW thier is nothng beyond your 5 senses and your subjective world?
    maybe they dont maybe they do , that is wisdom.

  • awakening is good, charity is good, but not the same class in ‘the “school’,..different things, one can do both or not ,one isnt exclusive of the other..social work is good , self realisation good

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