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As soon as you accept the truth about yourself, ‘Sat-Chit-Ananda’, you will be free. You simply have to accept this. There are no rituals you have to go through. There are no prayers you have to chant. You simply have to awaken to your true nature, Pure Awareness, Nirvana, Bliss, Consciousness. This is what you are right at this moment.


Awaken from the dream by realizing absolute reality is the only power. It is everywhere. There is not the world and absolute reality, and then you have to overcome the world to find your reality. There is no world to overcome. There is no God to pray to. Brahman is yourself. Shiva is your consciousness. You are that. What else is there to know? You do not have to be a scholar of the Upanishads. You do not have to memorize various passages. You have to become like a little child and stay centered in the present. No one exists but you. You are the only existence.


Everything is preordained, as long as you believe you are the body. Everything is karmmic, as long as you identify with the world and believe you are the doer.

But as soon as you start to turn within, as soon as you begin to listen to the still small voice within you, as soon as you start practicing self-inquiry, your life begins to change drastically. You become happy. You no longer search for happiness, for you are beginning to realize you cannot find it externally.

You may appear to find it. In other words, you may get married and you believe “This is great, I found what I’ve always wanted." Then you may get divorced and you say “This is great, I finally got rid of that person." You won the lottery and you say “This is great, I'm rich."

All of these different things take place in your life. The world is a phenomena that belongs to a dream. You've got to be mature enough to ask the question “To whom does this world belong? Who lives in the world? Where did the world come from?" and your answer to all the questions begins with I. "I live in the world. I partake in the world. I see the world." And we're back to I again. You finally get the idea that the whole world is hanging on I. The I has to be transcended.

You begin early in the morning, when you first wake up. Before you become aware of I, you notice that you are in a state of peace, of joy, even if for only a few seconds. I was not present. You are not aware of the world. Catch yourself tomorrow morning. It only happens in a flash, in a few seconds. Yet all of a sudden the world becomes real for you. I has awakened. Where did the I come from?

Therefore the wise person catches the I before it goes any further. In other words as the I emerges from your chest, you abide in the I. To the extent that you can abide in the I, or focus on the I, something phenomenal will begin to happen. The I will reverse its course and begin to return to its source.

I will repeat this again. To the average person the I begins to become stronger and stronger when you wake up in the

morning. It emerges from your spiritual center and heads up your spine to your brain, where you become cognizant of the world. But for the spiritual aspirant who practices self-inquiry, you begin to watch the I doing this.

You abide in the I [stay with the "i"]

As you begin to abide in the I, it will reverse its course and head back to the center. When it heads back to the center, it will rest on the circumference of the center. That is as far as you can go by yourself. You will be in an effortless thought-free state. You will be in the void, as it tells you in Buddhism.

Yet most Buddhists think the void is self-realization. That’s a mistake. The void is when your I is resting on the circumference of your heart center. When that happens you've come a long way. You are a mature disciple. Yet the self has to pull the I inside the heart. Then you become liberated. This is very rarely done by the self or by yourself.

I'm speaking of the small self. Only in a very few, will the I go directly into the heart center and be extinguished.

That is why sages are necessary. That is why satsang is necessary. For the sage, who may be a 1000 miles away from you, as long as you have a direct line to the sage mentally, the sage is omnipresent, all-pervading. Therefore the sage, and the self, and the guru and God are one. So that even if you are away from the proximity of the sage, if you have a close association with that particular sage, or that sage is your guru, the self, which is really the sage, will pull the I into the heart, and you will be liberated.

That's how it appears to work. The rest is up to you.


Have no concern about what's going on in this world, what's going on in your life. The answer is already there. You will always know what to do. You will always be led to your highest good. Trust the power that knows the way. You are that power. You have always been that power. Rejoice. You are totally free right now.


How bad do you want to give up your ego? Some of us are so caught up into our lives that we think are important, that we’re actually afraid to give up the ego in its entirety. Because we are afraid of the unknown. We say something like this to ourselves, ‘At least now I know where I am and what I’ve got, or with who I’m with. But if I give everything up, I might just be nothing at all. But, the nothing at all is God, what you call God. The nothing at all is bliss. It is something that cannot be explained or cannot be defined. But if you really knew what it was, you would fight like hell to get there.


I am not interested in attracting hundreds of people, curiosity seekers, giving seminars, or letting people come and look at me. I am only interested in those few people who are tired of living in this world as a body, because they have a feeling that they are absolute reality, they are pure awareness, they are nirvana, they are pure intelligence, and they are ready to go all the way in order to meet the goal. Yet they do not have a goal on their mind. They live spontaneously in faith, and the universe will always appear to take care of them. They take their minds off the body, and the mind becomes weaker and weaker, until they are in the state of no-mind. When there is no mind, there is no I. When there's no I, there's no body. When there's no body, there's no world. When there's no world, there's no universe. When there's no universe, there's no karma, there are no samskaras, there are no past lives, there is no reincarnation, there's no God. There is only the Self, and you are that.


If you want the answer to any problem, do not run to a psychiatrist, or a lawyer, or even a doctor, but sit by yourself and listen. Yourself has all the answers. Why? For every atom of the universe is within you. You are that. You are the entire universe. You are the microcosm in the macrocosm. Therefore all the answers in the universe must also be in you. All of the solutions, all of the wisdom, all of the happiness and bliss you’ve been searching for, it’s within you.

That’s what Jesus meant when he said, “I and my Father are one,”and also, “if you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” He wasn’t talking about a person called the Father. He was talking about a universal principal of harmony, of bliss, of joy. He was speaking of consciousness. It’s within you. It is you. You are that. You have always been that. It isn’t far away. It’s right where you are.

And as you sit in the silence, and think of these things, you will begin to realize something very interesting. You will begin to realize and understand, “Well, if my body is consciousness, it cannot be a body, for it cannot be both. It cannot be consciousness and my body. So it’s duality.” So as you start to think about the word consciousness in the silence, it is revealed to you that you have no body. There is only consciousness. And it doesn’t seem strange at all.

For when you begin to understand and fathom what consciousness really is you will realize it is self contained. Consciousness knows only consciousness. It doesn’t know the universe. It doesn’t know bodies. It doesn’t know problems. It doesn’t know wars. It doesn’t know man’s inhumanity to man. It doesn’t know anything you know. It only knows itself as pure awareness. And as you sit by yourself in the silence this becomes perfectly clear.

And all of a sudden the realization comes to you, “I have no problems. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the world. There is nothing going on. There is only consciousness.” There are not two worlds. There is not the world of the body, and the world of the universe, and the world of your problems and affairs, and also the world of consciousness. There is only consciousness and you are that. Just listening to this sets you free. It sets you free from all doubt and limitation. You begin to feel immortality. You begin to understand that you were never born. How can consciousness be born? And if you were never born how can you die? What dies? Well, some of you say, “The body,” but I tell you there is no body who dies. There is just nobody home. There never was a body, there is no body, and there never will be a body.


Learn to love the silence. Treat the silence as a beautiful entity. As the divine mother, shakti. The silence is all-power. Never take the silence for granted.

The self-inquiry “who am I?” does not wake you up. It is the silence after you say, “who am I?”, and you keep still. Then the time comes when the stillness wakes you up and you become free.


The personal self by its very nature is constantly pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. The ending of this pattern is the ending of the self. The ending of the self with its desires and fears enables you to return to your real nature, the source of all happiness and peace.


There are so many people who want a beautiful world in which to live, where there's everlasting peace and tranquility, where there's joy and abundance. Yet these things are temporary. This is not the way of this world. It's interesting, when you stop thinking of joy, when you stop thinking of sadness, when you stop thinking of good things and bad things, again, something wonderful happens to you, for you are no longer attached to anything. Yet in this non-attachment, you feel love and kindness, beauty and joy, in a totally different way..


There is no-one on this earth who does anything. The whole universe is a puppet show. We’re dancing the dance of Shiva. We think we’re something important. But we’re really nothing as we appear.

Your job is to observe to watch, to see what’s going on and not to react to anything that is happening but to stay separate from the happenings.

To separate yourself from what is happening. What’s happening is happening to the ‘I’, to the ego, not to you. Nothing can ever happen to you.

For your true nature is Brahman, absolute reality, pure awareness. This is what you really are whether you like it or not. Yes you are God whether you like it or not. Whether you care or you don’t, you are God.

So what are you going to do about it. All you really have to do is to know who you are, to know yourself. Not intellectually, not physically, but consciously. When you see yourself consciously as God you will see the whole universe as your Self. … Everything in this whole universe will become you. There will be no separation between you and your fellow man, the animals and the minerals and the flowers. It will all be one. They’ll be you. You are that!


There are 3 points to remember. If you remember these 3 points, you will already be awakened. You have to remember these 3 points in your heart. By assimilating these 3 points, by digesting them, by becoming a living embodiment of these 3 points, you will become Consciousness, Pure Awareness, which you already are.

The first point is: Whatever befalls your body or your mind, remember that is not happening to you.

The second point is: All of your karmas, your samskaras, your sins of omission, commission, the sinful acts that you are responsible for, none of these things can touch you, if you center yourself in the HERE and NOW. The HERE and NOW is Omnipresence. The HERE and NOW is All-Pervading, Omniscient. The HERE and NOW is Consciousness. The HERE and NOW is Boundless Space, Effortless, Choiceless, Pure Awareness. When you hold onto the HERE and NOW, when you identify with HERE and NOW, the past is no longer valid. There is no past, there is no future in the HERE and NOW. There is I AM. There is the Ultimate Reality, Ultimate Oneness, and You Are That. When you are living in the HERE and NOW, your karmas do not exist any longer, samskaras stop dead in their trachs, sins are abated, you are born again, so to speak. You become the new man, the new woman. You are free.

The third point is: You have absolutely nothing to give up. Nothing to surrender. Nothing to let go of. You are already liberated.


There is nothing to figure out, and nothing to understand. You are not a person. There is no such thing as a person. The so-called person is merely a thought in the mind of God. In truth, it is not even that. There is only pure Awareness, Consciousness, formless, unborn, and undying, and that is who you are. How can the apparent mind possibly comprehend this? It is not possible. The finite can never understand the infinite. The mind does not exist. You are free now. You have always been free. You have absolutely nothing to let go of, nothing to overcome, and nothing to attain. You have no samskaras, no problems, and no karma. Whatever seems to happen to your mind and body has nothing to do with you. When you truly understand this, you are free. Seek the Source of the mind, the Source of the I-thought, by constant patient self-inquiry. When the mind is quiet, you shine in all your glory. Be yourself and be happy.


This universe, my friends, is an optical illusion. It is a dream, just as when you’re dreaming. No one can ever tell you the dream is a dream, as long as you’re dreaming.


We have names for everything. What if we forgot about those names? And we stopped seeing things as something? What if we just observed things, watched things, without giving them a name, without coming to a conclusion? What do you think would happen? You would transcend everything.


We say we want to become this, we want to become that. We want peace of mind. We want riches. We want all of these things. But what we really want is absolute freedom. The ultimate reality is pure awareness, absolute reality. This is a goal that is someplace within us, and we don’t know it. We’re carrying it around. The ultimate reality is part of us already. But yet we go through all kind of practices, meditations, sadhanas, trying to awaken the kundalini, doing all kinds of Tantric exercises, learning the Kabbalah, practicing Taoism, doing all these things that are completely unnecessary and ridiculous. They’re all a waste of time—but then again they’re not a waste of time. They’re not a waste of time because if you didn’t do them, you wouldn’t be here, you wouldn’t be in a class that teaches Advaita Vedanta. You wouldn’t be seeking complete freedom.

Everything you’ve done has led you to this. Yet, it is all a bunch of nonsense. How can they both be correct? How can it be necessary and also be a bunch of nonsense? As long as you refuse to awaken, and you refuse to see yourself as no body, you’re going to go through all these rituals and all these experiences, and practice all these teachings, and memorize the bible, and the sutras, and everything else. You’re going to go through all kinds of teachings again, and again, and again, and again, perhaps for many, many lives, until you awaken to the fact that it is not the teaching that’s going to awaken me really. It is no person, place or thing that can ever awaken me, and free me from bondage to myself, from bondage to maya, to the universe, to the world. And this is the beginning of wisdom, when you realize this.


Well, you know, the mind is nothing. The mind is only a bunch of thoughts. Thoughts about the past and the future, that is all a mind is. But, the Heart is a center of stillness, of quietness, of Absolute Peace. When you rest your mind in your heart, you feel a joy and a bliss that overwhelms you, and you will Know. Surrender your mind to your Heart, and you will feel it.


What we call compassion begins to function as you. Loving kindness, peace, these attributes will automatically take over, for you have lost all fear. When you have lost all fear for existence, love automatically takes over. But as long as you fear existence and you think something's wrong somewhere, then the mind blows up all kinds of pictures, and you have to go out and defend yourself and do things, for your own self-aggrandizement. All is well.


When you admit that you are [the Self], nothing can hurt you any longer. When you accept that you are the one, no harm can ever come to you. When you admit you are that pure consciousness, that is like having an entire army on your side, an army of angels, so-to-speak, protecting you, guiding you, directing you, leading you towards the goal, whatever that may be.


You are not alone. As soon as you begin to think of your higher Self, the higher Self begins to think of you. Happiness is your reality. Peace is your true Self. You've got it, it's where you are right now. Awaken to it. But you must leave your world alone. Stop trying to change things or people or situations. Remember this is what keeps you back from your self-realization.

Do not try to figure people out or analyze conditions, situations. You cannot do this, it's too complicated. This is why it is written in all the great books, leave everything alone. Leave people alone, leave the world alone. Remember there is nothing to fear and there is nothing to fight. You are carried along in a stream of blessedness to your highest good. Everything is on your side.

There is nothing against you, you know. There is no one or nothing trying to hurt you. You do not have to defend yourself against anyone or anything, because there is nothing trying to hurt you.


This universe is a dream just as when you are dreaming. No one can ever tell you that the dream is a dream as long as you are dreaming. Yet you awaken from your dream, and the dream never existed. It came out of you and it returned to you. This world in which we live is the same thing. There is absolutely no difference. You are living the mortal dream. Consequently, great sages have told us we have to identify with Consciousness, with the Absolute Reality, not with what is going on. The only freedom we have got is not to react to anything, but to turn within and know the truth.


When the tie that binds is broken, you return to your rightful place, beyond the dream that left you, a name without a face. In the world you cling to, that holds you in it’s spell, you begin to question 'who am I?' but couldn’t tell. When the wisdom says you are the absolute, you are the consciousness complete, there is no tie that’s broken. You never left your rightful place. Your dream was only borrowed by a name without a face.


Where there is noise, there's death. Where there is silence, there's life. True silence doesn't mean just to keep quiet. True silence really means when you go deep, deep within yourself to that place where nothing is happening, where you transcend time and space, and you go into a brand new dimension of nothingness. That's where all the power is. That's your real home. That's where you really belong, in deep silence, where there's no good and bad, no right and wrong, nobody trying to become enlightened or self-realized, no one trying to achieve anything.

Just being. Pure being. Not being this, or that, or something else, just being. Not even being your self, for there is really no self to become. I won't even say that you are the self already, because in reality there is no self at all. Those are more words to try to explain what God is, what pure awareness is, what absolute reality is. We call this the self. But what are these words to you? What do they mean to you? They're even in your way. You have to get to the point where you stop using so many words.


You can surrender, if you are ready to do that. You can surrender to the Self, to God. You can allow God, the Self, to take your anger, to take your suspicions, your depressions, your apprehensions, your greed, your lust. You can give it all to God. But this is also not the easiest thing to do. For it means that you have come to the conclusion that you are not the doer.


You didn’t come here to straighten out the world. You didn’t come here to teach people anything or to show anybody anything. You are here in order to wake up, to awaken, to awaken from the mortal dream. That’s all you’re here for. You’re not here for any other reason.


You have absolutely nothing to fight in this world, nothing to fear. It makes no difference what's happening to the economy. It makes no difference if there are earthquakes, cataclysms, hurricanes. What do you have to do with these things? What do these things have to do with you? You are the source of all creation. In this gap that I give you between sentences, at that time you are in samadhi.

Every time I stop talking, you are in samadhi. Feel your divinity. Feel your bliss. Feel your love. Feel the truth, the reality. Clean yourself out. Feel all the karmas, the samskaras, all the things you've carried around with you for so many centuries, flowing away from you, completely and totally. You are absolutely free right now. Absolutely free.


You have more going for you than you can ever imagine. You are the entire universe, so how can you be in need? How can you be worried or hurried? When you understand that you are the universe you rejoice, happiness comes by itself. Love comes by itself. Joy comes by itself. Not from others or from things, it's your unfoldment, it's the truth about you.

You are a happy courageous individual filled with love and compassion and joy. This is who you really are. Leave the world alone, leave yourself alone, leave everything alone. You will know what to do, always. You will always do the right thing if you stop fighting life by trying to make things happen. Do not take yourself too seriously.


You see, your body is an image. It is not real. It appears to be real. Because you believe your body is real, the world becomes real to you also. And yet these things have absolutely nothing to do with you. You are apart from these things. Your real nature is nirvana, absolute reality. Everything else is superficial. You should not react to the world. I never said you should not be in the world. You can do whatever you wish. Whatever your karmic instincts tells you to do, your body will do it, for this is the reason you appear to take on a body. But you have nothing to do with those things. You are total freedom. You are not confined to a body, or to a world, or to a universe.


You should start feeling the silence as God. Feel good when you are in the silence. Up to now many of you have believed that the silence is nothing. It is a divine nothingness. Remember it's out of the silence that everything comes. When you return to the silence this is actually a self surrender. You are surrendering your ego, your lifestyle, your karma, everything is surrendered to the silence. Remember never believe that the silence is a waste of time. Just as we realize now that space is really consciousness. There is no such thing as space. It appears to be space but it's really consciousness. The same way the silence is consciousness. It's a living entity. It's alive, it's reality. Therefore sit in the silence and rejoice.


You were born to be happy, so-to-speak. You were born to have peace and love and joy in your life, but you're seeing something else. All of the power is within you. You have the choice to see whatever you like. Whatever you see you become. Whatever you believe you become. Whatever you think you become. Look back in retrospect on your life and see if what I am saying is not true.

There are no mistakes. No mistakes have ever been made, none are being made and none will ever be made. Everything is in its right place right now, everything. You are in your right place. You may hate the place you're in. You may hate your job. You may hate your environment. You may hate lots of things. But you're in your right place because you put yourself there. How else would you get there? Life is not chance.

You didn't get there by chance. You got there by your actions, your belief systems, your thoughts, your vision. This is what put you where you are today. If you don't like where you are, change your mind. That's all you have to do, is change your mind. When you change your mind you then get rid of your mind. It begins by taking a good look at yourself. You have to be totally honest with yourself.

If you're not totally honest with yourself you're defeating your whole purpose. You have to inquire within yourself, 'How did I get into this position? What caused me to be the way I am?' Accept yourself as being responsible for being where you are and what you are. Once you accept yourself as being responsible for your actions and responsible for who you are, then you make an about face and know the truth about yourself.

Once you accept yourself as being responsible for your actions and responsible for who you are, then you make an about face and know the truth about yourself. I-am parabrahman. I-am the absolute reality. Never was I born. Never can I die. I-am not the body nor the mind nor the doer. I-am pure consciousness, all-pervading. Fire cannot burn me. Water cannot drown me. No harm can ever come to me. For I am not what I appear to be.

How wonderful this is. You should spend all of your spare time thinking of these things. Most of us do not like to be alone without people around us, without the radio playing, without the TV playing, yet you have to face yourself someday. Why not do it now? Sit by yourself for a half hour and see if you can do it. When you're getting depressed or feeling bad, sit by yourself, no noise just yourself. And watch the thoughts that come to you.

You will see how uncontrolled your mind really is. Some of us believe we've got it together. Yet we're afraid to sit by ourselves with nothing to do. Try staying up all night sometimes, just sitting, doing nothing, watching your thoughts, watching your emotions, observing yourself. This will explain to you how disciplined you are, how spiritual you are, by what happens.


You've been brainwashed since you were a little person to believe that this is a universe you have to struggle in ... that's a lie. There is nothing you have to overcome because there is nothing you ever became to overcome.

You are pure consciousness, pure being, this is your nature and if you see and think everything is Brahman, you will become Brahman. If you see everything as lack and limitation, you will become lack and limitation. You're in control, you're in charge of this.

No one can really control you, you are the power. You have all the power that exists, it is all within you. It is all you. You are that! You have always been that. What makes you think you are something else. Awaken to the truth. Awaken to reality, your reality. The one reality!





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Everything is determined before birth! […] Remember, you are dreaming the dream, everything is going on in the dream. In your dream there is a sky, there are flowers, there is a moon, there are people, just like the world. And the dream seems to be external from you, but if you investigate, you see the dream is all taking place in your mind. While you are dreaming you still exist as the dreamer. […]

Empty your minds. Become still, and everything will happen of its own accord. There is really nothing you have to do, just be still. Be still and know that I am God. […] When you allow your mind to think of its own accord, the thoughts begin to dissipate, and soon you have empty mind. Empty mind is consciousness, realization. That's all you have to do — have an empty mind. But as long as you believe, "I am the doer,” and you force yourself to have an empty mind, you never will, because the forcing makes the mind stronger. Rather, observe your thoughts, watch the mind thinking, and leave it alone. Do not identify with your thoughts, or with your body, for in realty there is no body and there are no thoughts, for there is only the Self, and you are that. […] I am simply a mirror for your own reflection, but I am a self-contained mirror. So all this is taking place as an image on myself.

All of life experiences are images on the screen of eternity. The screen is real. The images change. Consciousness is the screen. When you identify with consciousness you become consciousness. When you identify with the image you enhance the image, and you worry, and fret, and fear and you have all sorts of experiences. As soon as you begin to identify with reality, with consciousness, all fear leaves you, all doubt leaves you, all false thinking leaves you, and you become free. But that's the only free choice you get. Everything else has been preordained. […]

The free choice again is: with what are you going to identify, with the image or the screen? If you identify with consciousness you are no longer reacting to conditions, because you understand that all things are for a short time only, then they disappear. Consequently nothing will irritate you, nothing will upset you, nothing will bother you for you are now appearing as only an image and will soon disappear. […]

Your job is to save yourself. If you find yourself in a burning building, you do not stop to admire the pictures on the wall, you get out of the building as fast as you can. So, when you know you have a short time in this existence you do not stop to play the games of life, you try to find your self and become free as fast as you can.
















































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