Gangaji grants everyone an easy, captivating message: “stop all movement of your mind away from the truth so that you can discover directly, for yourself, this jewel that is alive within you”. “In a little instant”, “and without a single asana!”, “any of us can wake up to who we truly are. Gangaji challenges us…
Arranging thoughts in the order of value, the `I’-thought is the all-important thought. Personality-idea or thought is also the root or the stem of all other thoughts, since each idea or thought arises only as someone’s thought and is not known to exist independently of the ego. The ego therefore exhibits thought activity.
“Happiness is simply to allow everything to be exactly as it is from moment to moment.” – Rupert Spira
“However, love, peace and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being. In fact, they are the knowing of being. They are simply” – Rupert Spira
“And this ‘knowing’ is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness.” – Rupert Spira
“We take that which is unreal to be real and that which is real to be unreal.” – Rupert Spira
“We have tried everything to get rid of suffering. We have gone everywhere to get rid of suffering. We have bought everything to get rid of it. We have ingested everything to get rid of it. Finally, when one has tried enough, there arises the possibility of spiritual maturity with the willingness to stop the…
“Trust yourself. At the root, at the core, there is pure sanity, pure openness. Don’t trust what you have been taught, what you think, what you believe, what you hope. Deeper than that, trust the silence of your being.” – Gangaji
“To be yourself requires extraordinary intelligence. You are blessed with that intelligence; nobody need give it to you; nobody can take it away from you. He who lets that express itself in its own way is a “Natural Man”.” ― U.G. Krishnamurti
“The fact is that we don’t want to be free. What is responsible for our problems is the fear of losing what we have and what we know.” ― U.G. Krishnamurti
“Only if you reject all the other paths can you discover your own path.” ― U.G. Krishnamurti
“The plain fact is that if you don’t have a problem, you create one. If you don’t have a problem you don’t feel that you are living.” ― U. G. Krishnamurti
“Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque. ” ― U. G. Krishnamurti
Be as you are ~ Ramana Maharshi
No on succeeds without efforts… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance – Ramana Maharshi
There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path nor achievement. This is the final truth. – Ramana Maharshi
Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render to the world – Ramana Maharshi
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. – Ramana Maharshi
Mooji’s teachings are spiritual food that is neither esoteric nor hard to understand. Meeting attendees come one after the other in front of a large crowd and put personal questions to Mooji, which he answers.
Mooji’s Satsangs are also described as being “a five-hour spiritual question and answer session”. In such sessions, devotees can ask…
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…
“The ways of the mind are ancient but your Self is timeless.” ― Mooji
“Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.” ― Mooji
“You are the unchanging manifesting as the changefulness” ― Mooji
“Surrender is not a weakness, it is strength. It takes tremendous strength to surrender life to the supreme – to the cosmic unfolding.” ― Mooji
“If you take yourself to be the body and mind only, you will die! When you discover yourself as awareness, the fear of death will not trouble you any longer.” ― Mooji
“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
“Your hands may do the work but your mind can remain still.” “You are which that never moves.” – Ramana Maharshi
“The absence of thought does not mean a blank. there must be one to know the blank. knowledge and ignorance are of the mind; they are born of duality. but the self is beyond knowledge and ignorance. it is light itself.” – Ramana Maharshi
Following his guru’s instructions to concentrate on the feeling “I am”, Nisargadatta used all his spare time looking at himself in silence and maintaining that state for the coming years.
“Those who have discovered great truths have done so in the still depths of the self.” – Sri Ramana Maharshi
Self-Inquiry Meditation is also called as Jnana vichara in Sanskrit. It is also spelled as Self-Inquiry Meditation. As recommended by Ramana Maharshi, It is a continual observation of the internal consciousness of the “I” or “I am”. This is the most efficient and straightforward way of discovering the phantasm of the “I”-thought.
The Upadesa given by Ramana Maharshi was secret in a sense. Although questions were asked to him and he answered them in public. his guidance to each of his disciples was direct and adapted to the latter’s character. He believed that the spiritual instructions must be provided to the people to uplift them.