Hari Om Ashram, Nadiad


Life of Pujya Shri Mota

Birth : On 4-9-1898 in village Savli Dist. Baroda (Vadodara), corresponding to Samvat 1954 in the month of Badrapad in the dark phase on the 4th.
Name : Chunilal
Mother's Name : Suraj Ba
Father's Name : Asharam
Family Surname : Bhavsar
1903 : Migration of family to Kalol village.
1916 : Father's demise.
1905-1918 : Broken, interrupted education, also hard manual labour to support his family.
1919 :Passes Matriculation.
1919-1920 : Years in Baroda College.
6-4-1921 : Gives up college education.
1921 : Joins Gujarat Vidya Peeth.
1921 : Leaves Vidya Peeth to take up service of Harijans.
1922 : Frustrated by Epilepsy Fits attempts suicide by jumping from the over hanging rock of Garudeswar into river Narmada, miraculously saved by Divine intervention, cured of the dieases by continuous utterance of ‘HARIÃ AUM' on the advice of a sadhu.
1923 : Composes two spiritul poems : To The Mind and At Thy Lotus Feet.
1923: Initiated by Pujya Shri Balayogi on Vasanth Panchami Day i.e. 22nd January, 1923 Monday at Hajimanzil, Nadiad. Visits Shri Keshavanandji Maharaj his supreme Guru, at Sai Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, under Shri Balayogi's advice, starts sleeping at crematorium at Nadiad and thus Harijan Seva as part of his sadhna, for God's sake or as dedication to him.
1926 : At the main wedding ceremony goes into samadhi or a trance.
1927 : After suffering a snake bite at Bodal Harijan Ashram his utterance of ‘HARIÃ AUM' became unbroken.
1928 : Publishes ‘‘At Thy Lotus Feet.''
1928 : Out of sale proceeds of the book undertakes a pilgrimage to the Himalayas.
1928 : He advent of Shri Upasani Maharaj at Nadiad, goes to Sakuri near Shirdi, Maharastra on his advice, for 7 days in a state of samadhi on his own waste matter spread out all around him.
1930 : The experience of the Silent Brahman of Mind.
1930-1932 : Years spent in various jails in Sabarmati, Visapur, Nasik and Yaravda, not for any service to the country but only for furtherance of his sadhna, endures hardships and police beatings as a test for his courage, wrote a treatise on the ‘‘Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta'' in a language simple enough for school children to understand - called ‘‘Jivan Geeta''.
1934: Realisation of God with form - the blue form of Shri Krishna.
1934-1939: Visits the aghori sadhu in the Himalayas, spends sometime alone in a cave behind Dhoonvadhar waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh, sits in the middle of 3 circles of 21 fires of 21 cowdung cakes in the hot month of Chaitra (April-May) with bare body for cultivation of Brahmacharya in Karanchi (Then a part of one India). Has vision of Sai Baba of Shirdi who instructs him on the final meditation to liberation or Mukti.
29-3-1939 : On Ram Navami Day, corresponding to Samvat year 1995 has the experience of God without form, commencement of mukta dasha, with uttarance ‘I am Omnipresent.' Resigns from Harijan Sevak Sangh. 1940: On 9-9-1940 commanded by Sai Baba to travel by air to Karachi.
1941 : Mother's demise.
1942 : Quits Harijan Seva Sangh, yet collects donation from Mumbai for Harijan Girl's School of Gujarat. Endurespolice beatings to experience state above physical conciousness.
1943 : 24th February . experiences transference of Gandhiji's urine infection into his own urine during Gandhiji's long fast (Tadatmya).
1945 : Pilgrimage to the Himalayas, - extraordinary experiences on the way.
1946 : Harijan Ashram, Ahmedabad, the beginning of Mouna (Silence) in Meera Kutir.
1950 : Establishes his first Ashram at Kumbakonam, in South India on the bank of Cauveri.
1954 : Beginning of Mouna rooms in Kurukshetra in Surat, 28-5-1955.
1955 : Establishes Hari Om Ashram at Nadiad on the bank of Sedhi.
1956 : 23-4-1956 Establishes Hari Om Ashram at Kurukshetra in Surat on the bank of Tapi.
1962-1976: Commencement of social service work through Hari Om Ashrams. In the field of education, Literature, Bravery in youth such as mountain climbing, sea swimming etc. Declared awards for scientist for R & D work of space science, salt water, Agriculture, medicine etc. Constant travelling in spite of the body being afflicted by many vicarious sufferings. Publishes number of volumes on spiritual science based on his experiences.
23-7-1976 : Gives up his body in the presence of six people at Shri Raman Bhai Amin's farm house at Fajalpur, on the bank of Mahinadi, near Vadodara. Commencing the process to Abondan the mortal coil at 4-20 p.m. on 22nd July and ending at 1.35 a.m. on 23rd July 1976. Orders by his will not to construct monument or memorial for him, instead to constanct school rooms and building with the money collected thereafter.

Last Letter Of Mota

Shri Mota in his last letter written on 19-7-1976 a few days before he passed into eternity had expressed his desire that "whatever money poured into the coffers as a consequence of his death should be utilized in building school rooms."