The first question is: Who are you?
I am That from where you, me, she, he, and all the rest emerge. I am That.
Papaji taught through silence. His teaching laid bare the fact that words can only lead an individual to the ultimate truth, but they never are the ultimate truth. Intellectual understanding without realizing the truth through one’s own efforts is not enough. Like his Guru Ramana, he also taught that teaching through silence was more effective…
“If you address the mind with “Who are you?” it will disappear” – Papaji
“Keep quiet. Don’t touch the thoughts. Let them be.” – Papaji
“Detach yourself from those things, which are not permanent, and rest in that which is always permanent.” – Papaji
“You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place.” – Papaji
“If there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated, you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace!” – Papaji