31 December 2010

83. The True Guru

Mistrust all, until you are convinced. The true Guru will never humiliate you, nor will he estrange you from yourself.

He who knows the mind as non-realized and realized, who knows ignorance and knowledge as states of mind, he is the real.

The known is but a shape and knowledge is but a name. The knower is but a state of mind. The real is beyond.

Do understand that to be, reality need not be known. Ignorance and knowledge are in the mind, not in the real.

You need not reach out for what is already with you. Your very reaching out makes you miss it.

To break the spell of the known the knower must be brought to the forefront. Neither is primary, both are reflections in memory.

You do not know what you are and therefore you imagine your self to be what you are not. Hence desires and fear and overwhelming despair.

You are the Supreme Reality beyond the world and its creator, beyond consciousness and its witness, beyond all assertions and denials.

Abandon all sense of separation, see yourself in all and act accordingly. With action bliss will come and, with bliss, conviction.

If you trust my words and put them to test, you will for yourself discover how absolutely true they are.

There is no body, nor a world to contain it; there is only a mental condition, a dreamlike state, easy to dispel by questioning its reality.

As you were acting on your old memories, act on the new one. Don't be afraid…there is bound to be a conflict between the old and the new.

If you put yourself resolutely on the side of the new, the strife will…end & you will realize the effortless state of being oneself.

If you ask for a proof before you venture, I can only say: I am the proof.

Gurus are like milestones…Each tells you the direction and the distance, while the sadguru, the eternal Guru, is the road itself.

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are
always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom…

life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.

30 December 2010

82. Absolute Perfection is Here and Now

The ideas of 'me' and 'mine' are at the root of all conflict. Be free of them and you will be out of conflict.

You fight others all the time for your survival as a separate body-mind, a particular name and form. To live you must destroy.

The world is what it contains and each thing affects all others. We all kill the child and we all die with it.

In our ignorance we are innocent; in our actions we are guilty. We sin without knowing and suffer without understanding.

We fight, we kill, we destroy life & property and yet we are affectionate & self-sacrificing. We nurse the child tenderly & orphan it too.

Our only hope: to stop, to look, to understand & to get out of the traps of memory. For memory feeds imagination &…generates desire & fear.

I do not look at death as a calamity as I do not rejoice at the birth of a child. The child is out for trouble while the dead is out of it.

For me the moment of death will be a moment of jubilation, not of fear. I cried when I was born and I shall die laughing.

The cosmic heart beats ceaselessly. I am the witness and the heart too.

It is the instinct of exploration, the love of the unknown, that brings me into existence.

It is in the nature of being to see adventure in becoming, as it is in the very nature of becoming to seek peace in being.

This alteration of being and becoming is inevitable; but my home is beyond.

Whatever has a beginning must have an end. In the timeless all is perfect, here and now.

The secret is in action—here and now. It is your behavior that blinds you to yourself. Disregard whatever you think yourself to be.

Act as if you were absolutely perfect.

My grace is telling you now: look within. All you need you have. Use it.

Action does not lead to perfection; perfection is expressed in action.

29 December 2010

81. Root Cause of Fear

The real enables the unreal to appear and causes it to disappear. the succession of transient moments creates the illusion of time.

The timeless reality of pure being is not in movement, for all movement requires a motionless background. It is itself the background.

When all distinctions and reactions are no more, what remains is reality.

The effort to understand yourself is Yoga. Be a Yogi, give your life to it, brood, wonder, search, till you come to the root of error.

Meditation is a deliberate attempt to pierce into the higher states of consciousness and finally go beyond it. The art of meditation is the art of shifting the focus of attention to ever subtler levels, without losing one's grip on the levels left behind. In a way it is like having death under control.

One begins with the lowest levels: social circumstances, customs and habits; physical surroundings, the posture and the breathing of the body, the senses, their sensations and perceptions; the mind, its thoughts and feelings; until the entire mechanism of personality is grasped and firmly held.

The final stage of meditation is reached when the sense of identity goes beyond the 'I-am-so-and-so', beyond 'so-I-am', beyond 'I-am-the-witness-only', beyond 'there-is', beyond all ideas into the impersonally personal pure being.

But you must be energetic when you take to meditation. It is definitely not a part-time occupation. Limit your interests and activities to what is needed for you and your dependents' barest needs. Save all your energies and time for breaking the wall your mind had built around you. Believe me, you will not regret.

At the end of your meditation all is known directly, no proofs whatsoever are required.

Reality is not a concept, nor the manifestation of a concept. It has nothing to do with concepts.

Give your heart and mind to brooding over the 'I am', what is it, how is it, what is its source, its life, its meaning.

The limited only is perfectible. The unlimited is already perfect. You are perfect, only you don't know it.

All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love.

Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors.

Your constant flight from pain and search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for your self.

All I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect. Deny yourself nothing.

Give your self infinity and eternity and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond.

28 December 2010

80. Awareness

The future, left to itself merely repeats the past. Change can only happen now, never in the future.

Realization is not a new experience. It is the discovery of the timeless factor in every experience.

Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

As a conscious self you are a part of nature. As awareness, you are beyond. Seeing nature as mere consciousness is awareness.

As an 'I am' you are the river, flowing between the banks of the body. But you are also the source and the ocean and the clouds in the sky.

Knowing is a reflection of your true nature along with being and loving. The knower and the known are added by the mind.

Science merely pushes back the frontiers of our ignorance.

Matter and mind are not separate, they are aspects of one energy.

Look at the mind as a function of matter and you have science; look at matter as the product of the mind and you have religion.

Matter is the shape, mind is the name. Together they make the world.

Pervading and transcending is Reality, pure being—awareness—bliss, your very essence.

It is you who are in movement and not time. Stop moving and time will cease.

It may mean that past and future do not matter any more.

It may also mean that all that happened and will happen becomes an open book to be read at will.

In reality nothing happens, there is no past nor future; all appears and nothing is.

The source is neither right nor wrong. Nor is desire by itself right or wrong. It is nothing but striving for happiness.

Having identified yourself with a speck of a body you feel lost and search desperately for the sense of fullness…you call happiness.

A speck in the eye makes you think you are blind. Wash it out and look.

The light is there—waiting. The eyes are there—ready. The darkness you see is but the shadow of the tiny speck.

Get rid of it and come back to your natural state.

27 December 2010

79. Person, Witness and the Supreme

To see reality is as simple as to see one's face in a mirror. Only the mirror must be clear and true.

The mind and the body move and change and cause other minds and bodies to move and change and that is called doing, action.

I neither act nor cause others to act; I am timelessly aware of what is going on.

There is only one mind, which swarms with ideas; 'I am this, I am that, this is mine, that is mine'. I am not the mind.

Understand first that you are not the person you believe yourself to be. What you think yourself to be is mere suggestion or imagination.

For realization, understanding is essential. Action is only incidental.

A man of steady understanding will not refrain from action. Action is the test of truth.

If you do not test yourself all the time, you will not be able to distinguish between reality and fancy.

The foreseen and expected is rarely true.

Act on what you think is true—this is the way to truth.

Now, to say 'I know' is not untrue—it is merely limited. But to say 'I do' is altogether false, because there is nobody who does.

The witness is that which says 'I know'. The person says 'I do'.

All happens by itself, including the idea of being a doer.

Step back from action to consciousness, leave action to the body
and the mind; it is their domain.

Remain as pure witness, till even witnessing dissolves in the Supreme.

In reality there is only one state; when distorted by self-identification it is called a person…

…when colored with the sense of being, it is the witness…

…when colorless and limitless, it is called the Supreme.

24 December 2010

78. All Knowledge is Ignorance

My Guru, before he died, told me: Believe me, you are the Supreme Reality. Don't doubt my words, don't disbelieve me.

I am telling you the truth—act on it. I could not forget his words and
by not forgetting—I have realized.

Things happen as they happen—who can tell why & how? I did nothing deliberately. All came by itself—the desire to let go…to go

I found myself desiring and knowing less and less, until I could say in utter astonishment: 'I know nothing, I want nothing.'

I was undeceived, that is all. I used to create a world and populate it—now I don't do it any more.

'I do not know' is the only true statement the mind can make.

You were never born, nor will you ever die. It is the idea that was born and shall die, not you.

There is only light, all else appears.

The knower comes & goes with the known…but that which knows that it does not know, which is free of memory and anticipation, is timeless.

To know the source as source and appearance as appearance, and oneself as the source only is self-realization.

23 December 2010

77. 'I' and 'Mine' are False Ideas

Give up the idea of being the body & face the question Who am I? At once a process will be set in motion which will…take the mind to reality

For reality to be, the ideas of 'me' and 'mine' must go. They will go if you let them.

All you have to do is to understand that you love the self and the self loves you and that the sense 'I am' is the link between you both.

I appear to depend on everything, but in fact all depends on me.

For anything to happen, the entire universe must coincide.

You must begin by being the dispassionate observer. Then only will you realize your full being as the universal lover and actor.

Having seen that you are a bundle of memories held together by attachment, step out and look from the outside.

Ultimately you will come to see that you are neither the particular nor the universal, you are beyond both.

As the tiny point of a pencil can draw innumerable pictures, so does the dimensionless point of awareness draw the contents of the…universe.

Find that point and be free.

You have a mind which is spread in time. One after another all things happen to you and the memory remains. There is nothing wrong in it. The problem arises only when the memory of past pains and pleasures—which are essential to all organic life—remains as a reflex, dominating behavior. This reflex takes the shape of 'I' and uses the body and the mind for its purposes, which are invariably in search for pleasure or flight from pain.

When you recognize the 'I' as it is, a bundle of desires and fears, and the sense of 'mine', as embracing all things and people needed for the purpose of avoiding pain and securing pleasure, you will see that the 'I' and the 'mine' are false ideas, having no foundation in reality. Created by the mind, they rule their creator as long as it takes them to be true; when questioned, they dissolve.

22 December 2010

76. To Know that You do not Know, is True Knowledge

The grace of your Inner Reality is timelessly with you.

There can be no causal connection between practice and wisdom. But the obstacles to wisdom are deeply affected by practice.

The discovery and abandonment of the false remove what prevents the real entering the mind.

Believe me, there is no goal, nor a way to reach it. You are the way and the goal, there is nothing else to reach except yourself.

In reality there is only the source, dark in itself, making everything shine.

Unperceived, it causes perception. Unfelt, it causes feeling. Unthinkable, it causes thought. Non-being, it gives birth to being.

It is the immovable background of motion. Once you are there you are at home everywhere.

True awareness is a state of pure witnessing, without the least attempt to do anything about the event witnessed…

…You will find that you love what you see, whatever may be its nature. This choiceless love is the touchstone of awareness.

You must go beyond consciousness, which is possible only when you look at consciousness as something that happens to you and not in you.

The very admission: 'I am ignorant' is the dawn of knowledge. An ignorant man is ignorant of his ignorance.

There are no blind powers. Consciousness is power. Be aware of what needs be done and it will be done. Only keep alert—and quiet.

Once you reach your destination and Know your real nature, your existence becomes a blessing to all.

21 December 2010

75. In Peace and Silence you Grow

The innermost light, shining peacefully and timelessly in the heart, is the real Guru. All others merely show the way.

The initiation into Reality must come from within.

When the shadow is seen to be a shadow only, you stop following it. You turn round and discover the sun which was there all the time.

Turn away from all that occupies the mind; do whatever work you have to complete, but avoid new obligations; keep empty, keep available.

Considering the endless list of factors required for anything to happen, one can only admit that everything is responsible for everything.

Perfection of the mind is the human task, for matter and spirit meet in the mind.

The real being is reflected in the mind undistorted. Matter is redeemed, spirit—revealed. The two are seen as one. They were always one.

To escape from prison one must unquestioningly obey instructions sent by those who work for one's release.

Obey the teacher and brave the dogs.

Words based on truth, if fully tested, have their own power.

In the attentive and thoughtful reader they will ripen and bring out flowers and fruits.

20 December 2010

74. Truth is Here and Now

Your very being is the real.

You ask for the proof of truth while to me all existence is the proof.

Instead of searching for the proof of truth…go thru the proofs you have of what you believe to know. You will find you know nothing for sure

The discovery of truth is in the discernment of the false. You can know what is not. What is—you can only be.

In the timeless the words 'for ever' have no meaning… In the realm of nonduality everything is complete, its own proof, meaning and purpose.

Truth cannot be described, but it can be experienced.

Truth can be experienced, but it is not mere experience.

Truth is not a reward for good behavior, nor a prize for passing some tests. It cannot be brought about. It is the primary, the unborn.

You need not merit truth. It is your own. Just stop running away by running after. Stand still, be quiet.

Do understand that the mind has its limits; to go beyond, you must consent to silence.

What you are you will never know, for every discovery reveals new dimensions to conquer. The unknown has no limits.

Truth is in the discovery not in the discovered.

18 December 2010

73. Death of the Mind is Birth of Wisdom

The very desire to be ready means that the Guru had come and the flame is lighted. It may be a stray word, or a page in a book.

The person is in unrest and resistance to the very end. It is the witness that works on the person, on the totality of its illusions.

To know that nothing is, is true knowledge.

Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren't any.

The mind cannot know what is beyond the mind, but the mind is known by what is beyond it.

The knower of the known is not knowable.

The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom.

The man who carries a parcel is anxious not to lose it—he is parcel-conscious. The man who cherishes the feeling 'I am' is self-conscious.

Immortality is freedom from the feeling: 'I am'.

It is enough to bring you to the very frontiers of knowledge and make you face the immensity of the unknown. To dive in it is up to you.

The finite is the price of the infinite, as death is the price of immortality.

Freedom means letting go. People just do not care to let go everything.

The giving up is the first step. But the real giving up is in realizing that there is nothing to give up, for nothing is your own.

17 December 2010

72. What is Pure, Unalloyed, Unattached is Real

Find the immutable center where all movement takes birth.

Just like a wheel turns round an axle, so must you be always at the axle in the center and not whirling at the periphery.

Immobility and silence are not inactive. The flower fills the space with perfume, the candle—with light.

It has nothing to do with effort. Just turn away, look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts.

It is all quite simple. Turn away from your desires and fears and from the thoughts they create and you are at once in your natural state.

Nothing stops you from being a jnani here and now, except fear. You are afraid of being impersonal, of impersonal being.

There is nothing to renounce. Enough if you stop acquiring.

The problem is excessive interest, leading to self-identification. Whatever you are engrossed in you take to be real.

The 'I am' in movement creates the world. The 'I am' at peace becomes the Absolute.

I am not concerned with the universe. Let it be or not be. It is enough if I know myself.

Pity the self that is, not the world that is not!

All these attributes; being, consciousness, love and beauty are reflections of the real in the world. No real—no reflection.

Change the current of your desire from taking to giving.

The passion for giving, for sharing, will naturally wash the idea of an external world out of your mind, and of giving as well.

Only the pure radiance of love will remain, beyond giving and receiving.

In love there is not the one even, how can there be two? Love is the refusal to separate, to make distinctions.

The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond duality, make no difference between east and west.

You are eager to separate right from wrong, because you need some basis for action. You are always after doing something or other.

It is right to be oneself, it is wrong not to be. All else is conditional.

Awareness is dynamic, love is being. Awareness is love in action.

By itself the mind can actualize any number of possibilities, but unless they are prompted by love, they are valueless.

Love precedes creation. Without it there is only chaos.

Chaos is movement for movement's sake. True action does not displace; it transforms.

Just remember, nothing perceivable is real. Activity is not action. Action is hidden, unknown, unknowable. You can only know the fruit.

Through the film of your mind you project a world and also a God to give it cause and purpose. It is all imagination—step out of it.

Pure being, filling all and beyond all, is not existence which is limited. All limitation is imaginary, only the unlimited is real.

To be free in the world you must be free of the world. Otherwise your past decides for you and your future.

First return to your true being and then act from the heart of love.

16 December 2010

71. In Self-awareness you Learn about Yourself

The person is merely the result of a misunderstanding.

There is nothing of yours in this, except the little point of 'I am', which is the bridge between the watcher and his dream.

Liberation is never of the person, it is always from the person.

The person is but a shell imprisoning you. Break the shell.

All you need is to understand that you are the source of reality, that you give reality instead of getting it.

In self-awareness you learn about yourself. Of course you can only learn what you are not. To know what you are, you must go beyond the mind

Awareness is the point at which the mind reaches out beyond itself into reality. In awareness you seek not what pleases, but what is true.

You concentrate, you meditate… you do all sorts of unnecessary things, but you miss the essential which is the elimination of the person.

For whatever happens, all the universe is responsible and you are the source of the universe.

15 December 2010

70. God is the End of All Desire and Knowledge

You must unlearn everything. God is the end of all desire and knowledge.

By desiring you take the shape of your desires. When no desires remain, you revert to your natural state.

Desire is merely the fixation of the mind on an idea.

You can have all the emotions you want, but beware of reactions, of induced

You have to give up everything to know that you need nothing, not even your body. Your needs are unreal and your efforts are meaningless.

Refuse to impersonate.

You can not know perfection, you can know only imperfection.

You can know what you are not, but you can not know your real being. You can be only what you are.

You know on contact that you exist—'I am'. The 'I am this', 'I am that' are

You are not what you think yourself to be, I assure you. The image you have of yourself is made up from memories and is purely accidental.

You are already perfect, here and now. The perfectible is not you. You imagine yourself to be what you are not—stop it.

Nothing compels. You are as you believe yourself to be. Stop believing.

Abandon all verbal structures, all relative truth, all tangible objectives. The Absolute can be reached by absolute devotion only.

In reality there is only perception. The perceiver and the perceived are conceptual, the fact of perceiving is actual.

The Absolute is the birthplace of Perceiving.

13 December 2010

69. Transiency is Proof of Unreality

Do understand it clearly—whatever you may perceive you are not what you perceive.

The nearest you can say in words is: I am what makes perception possible, the life beyond the experiencer and his experience.

You need not correct yourself—only set right your idea of yourself.

At the root of all desire and fear is the feeling of not being what you are.

You are the infinite focused in a body. Now you see the body only. Try earnestly and you will come to see the infinite only.

Just be. Do nothing. Be. No climbing mountains & sitting in caves. I do not even say 'be yourself', since you do not know yourself. Just be.

Don't try to convey it to others. If you can, it is not the real thing. Be silent and watch it expressing itself in action.

Concentrate totally on the now, be concerned only with your response to every movement of life as it happens.

To find your self you need not take a single step.

12 December 2010

68. Seek the Source of Consciousness

Only the people who have gone beyond the world can change the world.

Relatively, what causes suffering is wrong, what alleviates it is right.

Absolutely, what brings you back to reality is right and what dims reality is wrong.

You are so accustomed to think of yourselves as bodies having consciousness that you just cannot imagine consciousness as having bodies.

Be aware of being conscious and seek the source of consciousness. That is all.

Very little can be conveyed in words. It is the doing as I tell you that will bring light, not my telling you.

The means do not matter much; it is the desire, the urge, the earnestness that count.

11 December 2010

67. Experience is not the Real Thing

The seeker is he who is in search of himself.

I am complete and perfect…the beingness of being, the knowingness of knowing, the fullness of happiness. You cannot reduce me to emptiness!

You need nothing except to be what you are.

It is the mind that tells you that the mind is there. Don't be deceived.

Experience, however sublime, is not the real thing.

Go to the root of all experience, to the sense of being. Beyond being and not-being lies the immensity of the real.

Being needs no proofs—it proves all else.

10 December 2010

66. All Search for Happiness is Misery

To know that you are is natural, to know what you are is the result of much investigation.

Either let yourself be carried by the river of life & love represented by your Guru, or you make your own efforts guided by your inner star.

If you are earnest, whatever way you choose will take you to your goal. It is the earnestness that is the decisive factor.

Truth gives no advantage. It gives you no higher status, no power over others; all you get is truth and the freedom from the false.

Truth can be expressed only by the denial of the false—in action.

It is useless to search for truth when the mind is blind to the false. It must be purged of the false completely before truth can dawn on it

Surely, what has no being is false.

What contradicts itself, has no being. Or it has only momentary being, which comes to the same.

The real is inconceivable and cannot be harnessed to a purpose. It must be wanted for its own sake.

Self-interest and self-concern are the focal points of the false. Your daily life vibrates between desire and fear.

Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen and you need not search for truth; truth will find you.

Give up the bondage of self-concern and be what you are—intelligence and love in action.

The body will survive as long as it is needed. It is not important that it should live long. A full life is better than a long life.

Abandon all self-concern, worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual, abandon every desire…stop thinking of
achievement of any kind.

You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing.

Live in tune with things as they are and not as they are imagined.

That which makes you think that you are a human is not human. It is but a dimensionless point of consciousness, a conscious nothing.

All you can say about yourself is: 'I am.' You are pure being—awareness—bliss. To realize that is the end of all seeking.

Once you understand that the false needs time and what needs time is false, you are nearer the Reality, which is timeless, ever in the now.

If you need time to achieve something, it must be false. The real is always with you; you need not wait to be what you are.

Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery.

It is not experience that you need, but the freedom from all experience.

To deal with things knowledge of things is needed. To deal with people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself you need nothing.

Be what you are: conscious being and don't stray away from yourself.

Life is worthy of the name only when it reflects Reality in action.

Most of the people vegetate, but do not live. They merely gather experience and enrich their memory.

Experience is the denial of Reality.

The old grooves must be erased in your brain, without forming new ones. You must realize yourself as the immovable.

The mystical is most practical.

09 December 2010

65. A Quiet Mind is All You Need

While looking with the mind, you cannot go beyond it. To go beyond, you must look away from the mind and its contents.

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet.

Just look away from all that happens in your mind and bring it to the feeling 'I am'.

The 'I am' is not a direction. It is the negation of all direction.

The sense of identity pervades the universal. Search and you shall discover the Universal Person, who is yourself and infinitely more.

The entire universe is your body and you need not be afraid of it.

Begin by realizing that the world is in you, not you in the world.

Both anatomy and astronomy describe you.

You have two ways: …either you become totally self-concerned, or totally un-self-concerned. It is the word 'totally' that is important.

You must be extreme to reach the Supreme.

In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

Do understand that you are destined for enlightenment…All you have to do is to give attention to the obstacles created by the foolish mind.

08 December 2010

64. Whatever pleases you, Keeps you Back

Whatever can be lost is not really one's own; and what is not your own of what use can it be to you?

In my world nothing is pushed about, all happens by itself.

Mere knowledge is not enough; the knower must be known.

All existence is in space and time, limited and temporary. He who experiences existence is also limited and temporary.

I am not concerned either with 'what exists' or with 'who exists'. I take my stand beyond, where I am both and neither.

What the mind invents, the mind destroys. But the real is not invented and cannot be destroyed.

Cease to be the object and become the subject of all that happens; once having turned within, you will find yourself beyond the subject.

If in the state of witnessing you ask yourself: 'Who am I?', the answer comes at once, though it is wordless and silent.

As long as you deal in terms: real—unreal; awareness is the only reality that can be.

The Supreme imparts reality to whatever comes into being. To say that it is the universal love may be the nearest we can come to it in words

Realize that whatever there is true, noble and beautiful in the universe, it all comes from you, that you yourself are at the source of it.

As long as you are pleased with the lesser, you cannot have the highest. Whatever pleases you, keeps you back.

The integrity of the desire for the Supreme is by itself a call from the Supreme.

Give yourself no name, no shape. In the darkness and the silence reality is found.

Unselfish action, free from all concern with the body and its interests will carry you into the very heart of Reality.

Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you do not want to suffer, don't go to sleep.

You cannot know yourself thru bliss alone…bliss is your very nature. You must face the opposite, what you are not, to find enlightenment.

Your disbelief does not matter. My words are true and they will do their work. This is the beauty of satsang.

07 December 2010

63. Notion of Doership is Bondage

There is only life. There is nobody who lives a life.

Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it.

Being remains, but not self-being.

The false self wants to continue—pleasantly. Therefore it is always engaged in ensuring one's continuity. Life is unafraid and free.

A little whorl arises in the mind, which indulges in fantasies & imagines itself dominating and controlling life. Life itself is desireless.

No ambition is spiritual.

The mind is a cheat. The more pious it seems, the worse the betrayal.

The very notion of doership, of being a cause, is bondage.

Reality need not continue—knowing itself indestructible, it is indifferent to the destruction of forms and expressions.

You are in bondage by inadvertence. Attention liberates. You are taking so many things for granted. Begin to question.

All hangs on the idea 'I am'. Examine it very thoroughly. It lies at the root of every trouble.

06 December 2010

62. In the Supreme the Witness Appears

The present 'I am' is as false as the 'I was' & 'I shall be'. It is merely an idea in the mind…& the separate identity it creates is false.

You need not chase the 'I am' to kill it. You cannot. All you need is a sincere longing for reality…atma-bhakti, the love of the Supreme.

Merely talking about Reality without doing anything about it is self-defeating.

There must be love in the relation between the person who says 'I am' and the observer of that 'I am'.

As long as the observer… 'higher' self, considers himself apart from the observed, the 'lower' self, despises it…the situation is hopeless.

It is only when the observer accepts the person as a projection or manifestation of himself, and, so to say, takes the self into the Self,…

…the duality of 'I' and 'this' goes and in the identity of the outer and the inner the Supreme Reality manifests itself.

If you think that Buddha, Christ or Krishnamurti speak to the person, you are mistaken. (…)

(…) They know well that the vyakti, the outer self, is but a shadow of the vyakta, the inner self, & they address and admonish the vyakta only.

They tell him to give attention to the outer self, to guide and help it, to feel responsible for it; in short, to be fully aware of it.

Awareness comes from the Supreme and pervades the inner self; the so-called outer self is only that part of one's being of which one is not aware.

Affectionate awareness is the crucial factor that brings Reality into focus.

Where there is no mind, there is no back to it. I am all front, no back! The void speaks, the void remains.

05 December 2010

61. Matter is Consciousness Itself

Your concern with future is due to fear of pain and desire for pleasure, to the jnani all is bliss: he is happy with whatever comes.

There is nothing wrong with the world. What is wrong is in the way you look at it.

It is your own imagination that misleads you. Without imagination there is no world.

Your conviction that you are conscious of a world is the world.

The world you perceive is made of consciousness; what you call matter is consciousness Itself.

In my world love is the only law.

Everything happens, but there is a continuous canceling out, and in the end it is as if nothing happened.

You can distinguish in your life a pattern or see merely a chain of accidents. Explanations are meant to please the mind…not be true.

Reality is indefinable and indescribable.

Perfection is not in the future. It is now.

When the mind is eager for reality, it gives attention.

When the mind is intensely interested, it becomes one with the object of interest -- the seer and the seen become one in seeing.

The lover and the loved become one in loving.

04 December 2010

60. Live Facts, not Fancies

Contradiction is the mark of the false; the real never contradicts itself.

The moment we perceive our insanity, we are on the way to sanity.

Life makes you conscious, but the teacher makes you aware.

There is no good and no evil. In every concrete situation there is only the necessary and the unnecessary.

In my world even what you call evil is the servant of the good and therefore necessary.

The needful is good and the needless is evil. In your world the pleasant is good and the painful is evil.

The universe is perfect as a whole and the part's striving for perfection is a way of joy.

Willingly sacrifice the imperfect to the perfect and there will be no more talk about good and evil.

03 December 2010

59. Desire and Fear: Self-centered States

The bliss of reality does not exclude suffering.

Whatever may be the situation, if it is acceptable, it is pleasant. If it is not acceptable, it is painful.

Acceptance of pain takes you much deeper than pleasure does.

The personal self by its very nature is constantly pursuing pleasure & 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.

When pain is accepted for what it is, a lesson & warning, & deeply looked into & heeded, the separation between pain & pleasure breaks down.

Accept both as they come, enjoy both while they last, let them go, as they must.

The bliss is in the awareness of it, in not shrinking, or in any way turning away from it. All happiness comes from awareness.

The fact of pain is easily brought within the focus of awareness. With suffering it is not that simple.

To focus suffering is not enough, for mental life, as we know it, is one continuous stream of suffering.

To reach the deeper layers of suffering you must go to its roots and uncover their vast underground network…

…where fear and desire are closely interwoven and the currents of life's energy oppose, obstruct and destroy each other.

By being with yourself, the 'I am'; by watching yourself in your daily life with alert interest,…

…with the intention to understand rather than to judge, in full acceptance of whatever may emerge, because it is there,…

…you encourage the deep to come to the surface and enrich your life and consciousness with its captive energies.

This is the great work of awareness; it removes obstacles and releases energies by understanding the nature of life and mind.

Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence.

02 December 2010

58. Perfection, Destiny of All

You want to know yourself. For this keep steadily in the focus of consciousness the only clue you have: your certainty of being.

The entire universe is your Guru. You learn from everything, if you are alert and intelligent.

All that lives, works for protecting, perpetuating and expanding consciousness. This is the world's sole meaning and purpose.

There is no difficulty in finding a Guru, because the Guru is in search of you. The Guru is always ready; you are not ready.

What I have discovered by the grace of my Guru is: I am nothing that can be pointed at. I am neither a 'this' nor a 'that'.

01 December 2010

57. Beyond Mind there is no Suffering

I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at and experience the kind of consciousness it has…

…I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness – love…

…Love says: 'I am everything'. Wisdom says: 'I am nothing' Between the two my life flows.

Since at any point of time & space I can be both the subject & the object…, I express it by saying that I am both, & neither, & beyond both.

Suffering warns us that the structure of memories and habits, which we call the person…, is threatened by loss or change.

Pain is essential for the survival of the body, but none compels you to suffer.

Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting; it is a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life.

The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen.

30 November 2010

56. Consciousness Arising, World Arises

Awareness itself is all important, not the content of it.

Only those who think themselves born can think themselves re-born.

All exists in awareness and awareness neither dies nor is reborn. It is the changeless reality itself.

There is no 'I am aware' in awareness.

In consciousness there is the 'I', who is conscious while awareness is undivided; awareness is aware of itself.

God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all—being as well as not-being.

I know that the world is a child of love, having its beginning, growth and fulfillment in love. But I am beyond love even.

Awareness contains every experience. But he who is aware is beyond every experience. He is beyond awareness itself.

When you consider the wisdom and the beauty of the world, you call it God. Know the source of it all, which is in yourself.

29 November 2010

55. Give up All and You Gain All

Everyone imagines 'others' and seeks a link with them. The seeker is the link, there is none other.

Your desire to know other people's minds is due to your not knowing your own mind.

There is trouble only when you cling to something. When you hold on to nothing, no trouble arises.

Let the dream unroll itself to its very end. You cannot help it. But you can look at the dream as a dream, refuse it the stamp of reality.

In dream you love some and not others. On waking up you find you are love itself, embracing all.

Freedom from all desire is eternity.

Self-knowledge is detachment.

To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be.

Where action is needed, action happens. Man is not the actor. His is to be aware of what is going on. His very presence is action.

Within the immensity of space floats a tiny atom of consciousness and in it the entire universe is contained.

28 November 2010

54. Body and Mind are Symptoms of Ignorance

As body, you are in space. As mind, you are in time. But are you mere body with a mind in it? Have you ever investigated?

Compassion is but another word for the refusal to suffer for imaginary reasons.

To find truth, you must not cling to your convictions; if you are sure of the immediate, you will never reach the ultimate.

Find the spark of life that weaves the tissues of your body and be with it. It is the only reality the body has.

Behave as if you were pure awareness, bodiless and mindless, spaceless and timeless, beyond 'where' and 'when' and 'how'.

Yoga is bending the outer to the inner. Make your mind and body express the real which is all and beyond all.

The person (vyakti) flickers, awareness (vyakta) contains all
space and time, the absolute (avyakta) is.

27 November 2010

53. Desires Fulfilled, Breed More Desires

You began as a child and you will end as a child. Whatever you have acquired in the meantime you must lose and start at the beginning.

You want peace and harmony in the world, but refuse to have them in yourself.

Of the entire universe you are the subtle cause. All is because you are.

Be quiet now and all will fall in place. The unexpected is bound to happen, while the anticipated may never come.

Pleasure and pain are mere disturbances of the senses; treat them equally and there will be only bliss.

What you need will come to you, if you do not ask for what you do not need.

25 November 2010

52. Being Happy, Making Happy is the Rhythm of Life

Is not love as much a part of you, as consciousness of being?

It is your complete ignorance of yourself, that covered up your love and happiness and made you seek for what you had never lost.

Love is will, the will to share your happiness with all.

Being happy—making happy—this is the rhythm of love.

24 November 2010

51. Be Indifferent to Pain and Pleasure

The Self is near and the way to it is easy. All you need doing is doing nothing.

Your sadhana is to be. The doing happens. Just be watchful. Where is the difficulty in remembering that you are? You are all the time.

Your burden is of false self-identifications—abandon them all.

By remembering what I told you, you will achieve everything. I am telling you again: You are the all-pervading, all transcending reality.

Behave accordingly: think, feel and act in harmony with the whole.

It is natural and good to love oneself. Only you should know what exactly do you love. It is not the body that you love, it is Life...

Everybody is glad to be. But few know the fullness of it.

You come to know by dwelling in your mind on 'I am', 'I know', 'I love'—with the will of reaching the deepest meaning of these words.

Remember to remember: 'whatever happens—happens because I am'.

Stereotyped gestures and postures will not help you. Rely entirely on your clarity of thought, purity of motive and integrity of action.

No particular thought can be mind's natural state, only silence.

All will happen by itself. You need not do anything, only don't prevent it.

23 November 2010

50. Self-awareness is the Witness

To see that all knowledge is a form of ignorance is itself a movement of reality.

Unless there is order in yourself, there can be no order in the world.

Evil is the stench of a mind that is diseased. Heal your mind and it will cease to project distorted, ugly pictures.

In consciousness there is movement; awareness by itself is motionless and timeless, here and now.

22 November 2010

49. Mind Causes Insecurity

No true teacher indulges in opinions. He sees things as they are and shows them as they are.

It is in the unknown that we live and move. the known is the past.

Reality is good and beautiful; we create the chaos.

As nothing and nobody you are safe and happy. You can have the experience for the asking. Just try.

When the 'I am myself' goes, the 'I am all' comes. When the 'I am all' goes, 'I am' comes.

When even 'I am' goes, reality alone is and in it every 'I am' is preserved and glorified.

Selfishness is rooted in the mistaken ideas of oneself. Clarification of the mind is Yoga.

21 November 2010

48. Awareness is Free

I am that infinite ocean of consciousness in which all happens. I am also beyond all existence and cognition, pure bliss of being.

The same power that makes the fire burn and the water flow, the seeds sprout and the trees grow, makes me answer your questions.

Things and people are different, but they are not separate. Nature is one, reality is one. There are opposites, but no opposition.

Work is by the whole for the whole, activity is by oneself for oneself.

You are what you are, but you know what you are not.

Let anything happen—good or bad. But don't let yourself be submerged by what happens.

Do not fight with what you take to be obstacles on your way. Just be interested in them, watch them, observe, enquire.

To be aware is to be awake. Unaware means asleep. You are aware anyhow, you need not try to be. What you need is to be aware of being aware.

20 November 2010

47. Watch Your Mind

The very reality of the world must be questioned.

Realize that whatever you think yourself to be is just a stream of events.

While all happens, comes and goes, you alone are, the changeless among the changeful, the self-evident among the inferred.

Investigate yourself and love the investigation and you will solve not only your own problems but also the problems of humanity.

Be interested in yourself beyond all experience, be with yourself, love yourself; the ultimate security is found only in self-knowledge.

18 November 2010

46. Awareness of Being is Bliss

It is not desire that is wrong, but its narrowness and smallness.

Increase and widen your desires till nothing but reality can fulfill them.

You are not in the body, the body is in you! The mind is in you. They happen to you. They are there because you find them interesting. Your very nature has the infinite capacity to enjoy. It is full of zest and affection. It sheds its radiance on all that comes within its focus of awareness and nothing is excluded. It does not know evil nor ugliness, it hopes, it trusts, it loves. You people do not know how much you miss by not knowing your own true self.

You are neither the body nor the mind, neither the fuel nor the fire. They appear and disappear according to their own laws. That which you are, your true self, you love it, and whatever you do, you do for your own happiness. To find it, to know it, to cherish it is your basic urge. Since time immemorial you loved yourself, but never wisely. Use your body and mind wisely in the service of the self, that is all.

Be true to your own self, love your self absolutely. Do not pretend that you love others as yourself. Unless you have realized them as one with yourself, you cannot love them. Don't pretend to be what you are not, don't refuse to be what you are. Your love of others is the result of self-knowledge, not its cause.

Without self-realization, no virtue is genuine. When you know beyond all doubting that the same life flows through all that is and you are that life, you will love all naturally and spontaneously. When you realize the depth and fullness of your love of yourself, you know that every living being and the entire universe are included in your affection. But when you look at anything as separate from you, you cannot love it for you are afraid of it. Alienation causes fear and fear deepens alienation. It is a vicious circle. Only self-realization can break it. Go for it resolutely.

17 November 2010

45. What Comes and Goes has no Being

First words, then silence. One must be ripe for silence.

Everything is caused by innumerable factors, of which your personal endeavor is but one.

The very idea of doing the right thing comes to you from the unknown. Leave it to the unknown as far as the results go.

In reality nothing is lacking and nothing is needed, all work is on the surface only. In the depths there is perfect peace.

Any attempt to do something about your problems is bound to fail, for what is caused by desire can be undone only in freedom from desire.

To work in the world is hard, to refrain from all unnecessary work is even harder.

You cannot be rid of problems without abandoning illusions.

There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person.

Fight with all the strength at your disposal against the idea that you are nameable and describable. You are not.

Truly, all is in me and by me. There is nothing else. The very idea of 'else' is a disaster and a calamity.

All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one-this is the ultimate solution of every conflict.

What is in the world cannot save the world; if you really care to help the world you must step out of it.

To be born means to create a world around yourself as the center. But do you ever create yourself?

What comes and goes has no being. It owes its very appearance to reality. You know that there is a world, but does the world know you?

Everyone creates a world for himself and lives in it, imprisoned by one's ignorance. All we have to do is to deny reality to our prison.

Once you realize, beyond all trace of doubt that the world is in you and not you in the world, you are out of it.

16 November 2010

44. 'I am' is True, all else is Inference

God is only an idea in your mind. The fact is you.

You are the motionless witness of the river of consciousness which changes eternally without changing you in any way.

The main point to grasp is that you have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears.

All hangs on your faith in yourself, on the conviction that what you see and hear, think and feel is real. Why not question your faith?

Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it.

You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist, except in your own imagination!

Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realize that every mode of perception is subjective.

What is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality.

The beingness in being, the awareness in consciousness, the interest in every experience-that is not describable, yet perfectly accessible..

...for there is nothing else.

15 November 2010

43. Ignorance can be Recognised, not Jnana

The light is for all and always there, but the seekers are few, and among those few, those who are ready are very rare.

Laziness and restlessness often stand in the way and until they are seen and removed, the progress is slow.

The realized man is the most earnest man. Whatever he does, he does it completely, without limitations and reservations.

Integrity will take you to reality.

When all the false self identifications are thrown away, what remains is all-embracing love.

Get rid of all ideas about yourself, even of the idea that you are God. No self definition is valid.

When you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing then the Supreme State will come to you uninvited and unexpected!

Stay open and quiet, that is all. What you seek is so near you, that there is no place for a way.

The desire for truth is the highest of all desires, yet, it is still a desire. All desires must be given up to the real to be.

Remember that you are. This is your working capital.

What you gave up is of no importance now. What have you not given up?. Find that out and give up that.

Stop making use of your mind and see what happens. Do this one thing thoroughly. Don't mentalize and verbalize. Just see and be.

14 November 2010

42. Reality can not be Expressed

The self is single. You are that self and you have ideas of what you have been or will be. But an idea is not the self.

There is no progress in reality, it is final, perfect, unrelated.

The source of light is dark, unknown is the source of knowledge. That source alone is. Go back to that source and abide there.

God is all that is great and wonderful; I am nothing, have nothing, can do nothing. Yet all comes out of me -- the source is me.

When reality explodes in you, you may call it experience of God. Or rather, it is God experiencing you. God knows you when you know yourself

Reality is not the result of a process; it is an explosion. It is definitely beyond the mind, but all you can do is to know your mind well.

Not that the mind will help you, but by knowing your mind you may avoid your mind disabling you.

Treating everything as a dream liberates. As long as you give reality to dreams, you are their slave.

The essence of slavery is to imagine yourself to be a process, to have past and future, to have history.

See the event as event only, the transient as transient, experience as mere experience and you have done all you can.

Then you are vulnerable to reality, no longer armored against it, as you were when you gave reality to events and experiences.

Neither action, nor feeling, nor thought express reality. There is no such thing as an expression of reality.

Reality neither comes nor goes. It is to be perceived, not expected. It is not to be prepared for and anticipated.

Once you have awakened into reality, you stay in it. A child does not return to the womb!

13 November 2010

41. Develop the Witness Attitude

Anything you do for the sake of enlightenment takes you nearer. Anything you do without remembering enlightenment puts you off.

Just know that you are above and beyond all things and thoughts. What you want to be, you are it already. Just keep it in mind.

I am not indifferent, I am impartial. I give no preference to the me & the mine. A basket of earth and a basket of jewels are both unwanted.

Looking for causes and results is but the pastime of the mind. What is, is lovable.
Love is not a result, it is the very ground of being.

Wherever you go, you will find being, consciousness and love. Why and what for make preferences?

When you realize that your mind too is a part of nature, the duality will cease.

Develop the witness attitude & you will find in your own experience that detachment brings control. The state of witnessing is full of power

12 November 2010

40. Only the Self is Real

The world is but a show, glittering and empty. It is, and yet is not. It is there as long as I want to see it and take part in it.

When I cease caring, it dissolves. It has no cause and serves no purpose. It just happens when we are absentminded.

It appears exactly as it looks, but there is no depth in it, nor meaning. Only the onlooker is real. Call him Self or Atma.

To the Self the world is but a colorful show, which he enjoys as long as it lasts and forgets when it is over.

Whatever happens on the stage makes him shudder in terror or roll with laughter, yet all the time he is aware that it is but a show.

Without desire or fear he enjoys it, as it happens.

11 November 2010

39. By Itself Nothing has Existence

There is nothing wrong in repeating the same truth again
and again until it becomes reality.

When l repeat: 'I am, I am', I merely assert and reassert
an ever-present fact.

Nothing stops you but preoccupation with the outer which
prevents you from focusing the inner.

To know that consciousness and its content are but
reflections, changeful and transient, is the focusing of the real.

The refusal to see the snake in the rope is the necessary
condition for seeing the rope.

Why not work on the theory that you are your own creation
and creator. At least there will be no external God to battle with.

You do not know your own powers. You never investigated.
Begin with yourself now.

10 November 2010

38. Spiritual Practice is Will Asserted and Re-asserted

The common things of life: I experience them just as you
do. The difference lies in what I do not experience.

I do not experience fear or greed, hate or anger. I ask
nothing, refuse nothing, keep nothing. In these matters I do not

Maybe this is the outstanding difference between us. I will
not compromise, I am true to myself, while you are afraid of reality.

Whatever you do for the sake of truth, will take you to
truth. Only be earnest and honest.

If you could but keep in mind what you do not know, it
would reveal to you its secrets.

09 November 2010

37. Beyond Pain and Pleasure there is Bliss

You are afraid of what you are. Your destination is the
whole. But you are afraid that you will lose your identity. This is

..clinging to the toys, to your desires and fears, opinions
and ideas. Give it all up and be ready for the real to assert itself.

As long as you take your stand in the mind, you will see me
in the mind.

Pain and pleasure are the crests and valleys of the waves
in the ocean of bliss. Deep down there is utter fullness.

Being pervades and transcends consciousness. Objective
consciousness is a part of pure consciousness, not beyond it.

The way leads through yourself beyond yourself.

08 November 2010

36. Killing Hurts the Killer, not the Killed

The only thing you can be sure of is 'I am'. Stay with it,
and reject everything else.

It is the real that creates the urge; the inner prompts the
outer and the outer responds in interest and effort.

Ultimately there is no inner, nor outer; the light of
consciousness is both the creator & the creature, the experiencer & the

In these matters there is no question of purpose, nor of
action. All you need is to listen, remember, ponder.

It is like taking food. All you can do is to bite off, chew
and swallow.

Listen, remember and understand.

07 November 2010

35. Greatest Guru is Your Inner Self

You do not tidy up a dark room. You open the windows first.

Abandon all conceptualization and stay silent and
attentive. Be earnest about it and all will be well with you.

06 November 2010

34. Mind is restlessness Itself

There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means
disturbance; restlessness itself is mind.

Changes by themselves cannot bring us to the changeless.

You can find what you have lost. But you cannot find what
you have not lost.

The true knowledge of the self is not a knowledge.

Nothing profits the world as much as the abandoning of

A man who no longer thinks in terms of loss and gain is the
truly non-violent man, for he is beyond all conflict.

It is not doing good that comes first, but ceasing to hurt,
not adding to suffering.

The only help worth giving is freeing from the need for
further help. Repeated help is no help at all.

Momentary relief from pain we call pleasure-and we build
castles in the air hoping for endless pleasure which we call happiness.

It is all misunderstanding and misuse. Wake up, go beyond,
live really.

Undeceive yourself and be free. You are not a person.

05 November 2010

33. Everything Happens by Itself

To see the unreal is wisdom. Beyond this lies the

All states of mind, all names and forms of existence are
rooted in non-enquiry, non-investigation, in imagination and credulity.

I cannot tell what I am because words can describe only
what I am not. I am, and because I am, all is.

All who come are helped, for such is the law. Only the
shape help takes varies according to the need.

What you call the universe, nature, is my spontaneous
creativity. Whatever happens -- happens. But such is my nature that all
ends in joy.

To want nothing and do nothing—that is true creation! To
watch the universe emerging and subsiding in one's heart is a wonder.

When effort is needed, effort will appear. When
effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself. You need not push
life about.

Don't be afraid, don't resist, don't delay. Be what you
are. There is nothing to be afraid of. Trust and try. Experiment honestly.

Give your real being a chance to shape your life.

04 November 2010

32. Life is the Supreme Guru

There is as much death when a million die as when one

Fear and greed cause the misuse of the mind. The right use
of mind is in the service of love, of life, of truth, of beauty.

You must begin in yourself, with yourself—this is the
inexorable law. You cannot change the image without changing the face.

First realize that your world is only a reflection of
yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection.

Self-remembrance is in the mind, self-realization is beyond
the mind. The image in the mirror is of the face beyond the mirror.

To help others, one must be beyond the need of help.

Empty of possession, physical and mental, free of all
self-concern, be open for discovery.

03 November 2010

31. Do not Undervalue Attention

Everybody sees the world through the idea he has of
himself. As you think yourself to be, so you think the world to be.

See yourself as you are and you will see the world as it is—a single block of reality, indivisible, indescribable.

To know, to do, to discover, or to create you must give
your heart to it—which means attention. All the blessings flow from it.

Give your undivided attention to the most important in your

Of your personal universe you are the center—without
knowing the center what else can you know?

02 November 2010

30. You are Free NOW

As a living being you are caught in an untenable and
painful situation and you are seeking a way out.

You are being offered several plans of your prison, none
quite true. But they all are of some value, only if you are in dead

It is the earnestness that liberates and not the theory.

What is going on is a projection of your mind. A weak mind
cannot control its own projections.

Be aware, therefore, of your mind and its projections. You
cannot control what you do not know.

On the other hand, knowledge gives power. In practice it is
very simple. To control yourself – know yourself.

There is no chaos in the world, except the chaos which your
mind creates.

Because you are, all can be. The universe is but a partial
manifestation of your limitless capacity to become.

To be a living being is not the ultimate state; there is
something beyond, much more wonderful, which is neither being nor

It is a state of pure awareness, beyond the limitations of
space and time.

31 October 2010

29. Living is Life’s only Purpose

In the great mirror of consciousness images arise and
disappear and only memory gives them continuity.

On such flimsy foundations we build a sense of personal
existence -- vague, intermittent, dreamlike.

Each moment contains the whole of the past and creates the
whole of the future.

What business have you with saving the world, when all the
world needs is to be saved from you?

I am beyond all dreams. I am the light in which all dreams
appear and disappear. I am both inside and outside the dream.

There is no need of a way out! Don't you see that a way out
is also a part of the dream? All you have to do is to see the dream as

When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all
that needs be done.

30 October 2010

28. All Suffering is Born of Desire

You are all the time destroying yourself, and your own, by
serving strange gods, inimical and false.

By all means be selfish—the right way. Wish yourself
well, labor at what is good for you. Destroy all that stands between you
and happiness.

Be all—love all—be happy—make happy. No happiness is

Harmony between the inner and the outer is happiness. On
the other hand, self-identification with the outer causes is suffering.

The false self must be abandoned before the real self can
be found.

29 October 2010

27. The Beginningless Begins Forever

It is useless to struggle with words to express what is
beyond words.

All division is in the mind; there is none in reality.

Whatever is spoken is speech only. Whatever is thought is
thought only. The real meaning is unexplainable, though experienceable.

You imagine separations & trouble yourself with questions.
Don't concern yourself overmuch with formulations. Pure being cannot be

Reality is in the very fact of experience, not in its

Who thinks of himself as separate from the world, let him
help the world.

The only thing that can help is to wake up from the dream.

The awakener signifies the beginning of the end. There are
no eternal dreams.

To be nothing, to have nothing, to keep nothing for oneself
is the greatest gift, the highest generosity.

28 October 2010

26. Personality, an Obstacle

There is nothing wrong with duality as long as it does not
create conflict. Multiplicity and variety without strife is joy.

In pure consciousness there is light. For warmth, contact
is needed. Above the unity of being is the union of love.

Love is the meaning and purpose of duality.

I am what is—without any distinction whatsoever into
inner & outer, mine & yours, good & bad. What the world is,
I am—what I am the world is

There is nothing wrong with memory as such. What is false
is its content. Remember facts, forget opinions.

27 October 2010

25. Hold on to ‘I am’

Things happen as they happen—not because I make them
happen, but it is because I am that they happen. In reality nothing ever happens.

When the mind is restless, it makes Shiva dance, like the
restless waters of the lake make the moon dance.

Self-forgetting is inherent in self-knowing. Consciousness
and unconsciousness are two aspects of one life. They co-exist.

To know the world you forget the self -- to know the self
you forget the world.

Self-remembering is a mental state and self-forgetting is
another. They alternate like day and night. Reality is beyond both.

To see myself in everybody and everybody in myself most
certainly is love.

This must be well grasped: the world hangs on the thread of
consciousness; no consciousness, no world.

Naming cannot go beyond the mind, while perceiving is
consciousness itself.

One thing is quite clear to me: all that is, lives and
moves and has its being in consciousness and I am in and beyond that consciousness.

The world has no existence apart from you. At every moment
it is but a reflection of yourself. You create it, you destroy it.

It is not the universe that needs improving, but your way
of looking.

What is beautiful? Whatever is perceived blissfully is
beautiful. Bliss is the essence of beauty.

Because you take your mind off yourself and make it dwell
on what you are not, you lose your sense of well-being.

What you can seek and find is not the real thing. Find what
you have never lost, find the inalienable.

26 October 2010

24. God is the All-doer, the Jnani a Non-doer

Eternally the Great Heart beats and at each beat a new
universe comes into being.

I accept and am accepted. I am all and all is me. Being the
world I am not afraid of the world. Being all, what am I to be afraid of?

I am nothing, and nothing is afraid of no thing.

Everything is afraid of the Nothing, for when a thing
touches Nothing, it becomes nothing.

A thing worth doing is its own purpose and meaning, Make
nothing a means to something else.

When through the practice of discrimination & detachment,
you lose sight of sensory & mental states, pure being emerges as the natural state

Go in the direction of 'I am'.

25 October 2010

23. Discrimination leads to Detachment

My silence sings, my emptiness is full, I lack nothing.

Salvation is to see things as they are.

Be passionately dispassionate.

My experience is that everything is bliss. But the desire
for bliss creates pain. Thus bliss becomes the seed of pain.

24 October 2010

22. Life is Love and Love is Life

Remember that Yoga is the work of the inner self on the
outer self. All that the outer does is merely in response to the inner.

The outer can help by keeping quiet and free from desire
and fear.

Even the little description of reality that is given is
through denials -- 'not this, not this', (neti, neti).

All positives belong to the inner self, as all absolutes --
to Reality.

It is not life that needs the body; it is the body that
needs life

Life is love and love is life.

What keeps the body together but love? What is desire, but
love of the self? What is fear but the urge to protect?

What is knowledge but the love of truth? The means & forms
may be wrong, but the motive behind is always love -- love of the me & the mine.

The me and the mine may be small, or may explode andembrace the universe, but love remains.

23 October 2010

21. Who am I?

Truth is loving and lovable. It includes all, accepts all,
purifies all. It is untruth that is difficult and a source of trouble.

Nothing can set you free, because you are free. See
yourself with desireless clarity, that is all.

Give up all questions except one: 'Who am l'?

The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me,
apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.

Only what liberates you from desire and fear and wrong
ideas is good. As long as you worry about sin and virtue you will have no peace.

A man who moves with the earth will necessarily experience
days and nights. He who stays with the sun will know no darkness.

I am doing: I did enter your dreamlike state to tell you --
"Stop hurting yourself and others, stop suffering, wake up".

22 October 2010

20. The Supreme is Beyond All

Whatever you may say will be both true and false. Words do
not reach beyond the mind.

The source of consciousness cannot be an object in
consciousness. To know the source is to be the source.

Absolutes should be experienced, not discussed.

Seeking out causes is a pastime of the mind. There is no
duality of cause and effect. Everything is its own cause.

In ignorance the seer becomes the seen and in wisdom he is
the seeing.

21 October 2010

19. Reality lies in Objectivity

Consciousness itself is the greatest painter. The entire
world is a Picture.

The picture I call the world, the painter I call God. I am
neither. I do not create, nor am I created. I contain all, nothing contains me.

When you see the world you see God.

There is no seeing God, apart from the world. Beyond the
world to see God is to be God.

To exist means to be something, a thing, a feeling, a
thought, an idea. All existence is particular. Only being is universal.

Existences clash, being -- never. Existence means becoming,
change, birth and death and birth again, while in being there is silent peace.

20 October 2010

18. To Know What you Are, Find What you Are Not

You cannot possibly say that you are what you think yourself to be!
Your ideas about yourself change from day to day and from moment to moment.

Your self image is the most changeful thing you have. It is utterly vulnerable, at the mercy of a passer by.

To know what you are you must first investigate and know what you are not.

And to know what you are not you must watch yourself carefully, rejecting all that does not necessarily go with the basic fact: 'I am'.

Separate consistently and perseveringly the 'I am' from 'this' or 'that', and try to feel what it means to be, just to be, without being 'this' or 'that'.

The clearer you understand that on the level of the mind you can be
described in negative terms only,

the quicker you will come to the end of your search and realise your limitless being.

19 October 2010

17. The Ever-Present

Awareness is my nature; ultimately I am beyond being and

Meditation will help you to find your bonds, loosen them,
untie them and cast your moorings.

When you are no longer attached to anything, you have done
your share. The rest will be done for you.

Every event is the effect and the expression of the whole
and is in fundamental harmony with the whole.

All response from the whole must be right, effortless and
instantaneous. It cannot be otherwise, if it is right.

Delayed response is wrong response.

To realise the Eternal is to become the Eternal, the whole,
the universe, with all it contains.

18 October 2010

16. Desirelessness, the Highest Bliss

Nothing of value can happen to a mind which knows exactly
what it wants. For nothing the mind can visualise and want is of much value.

What helps you to know yourself is right. What prevents, is
wrong. To know one's real self is bliss, to forget -- is sorrow.

Seeing the false as the false, is meditation.

Establish yourself firmly in the awareness of 'I am'. This
is the beginning and also the end of all endeavour.

Distrust your mind, and go beyond.

Those who know only scriptures know nothing. To know is to

It is only your inner teacher, that will walk with you to
the goal, for he is the goal.

The higher your aims and vaster your desires, the more
energy you will have for their fulfilment.

Desire the good of all and the universe will work with you.

16 October 2010

15. The Jnani

The earth is mine; what grows on it is God's.

God is my devotee and did all this for me.

'I am' is the root, God is the tree.

I am devotion itself.

A man willing to die for truth will get it.

15 October 2010

14. Appearances and the Reality

There is only light and the light is all. Everything else
is but a picture made of light.

The picture is in the light and the light is in the picture.

To take appearance for reality is a grievous sin and the
cause of all calamities.

You are the all-pervading, eternal and infinitely creative
awareness -- consciousness. All else is local and temporary.

Don't forget what you are.

14 October 2010

13. The Supreme, the Mind and the Body

The supreme gives existence to the mind. The mind gives existence to the body.

The world is there because I am, but I am not the world.

I am neither the potentiality nor the actualisation, nor the actuality of things.

All is a play in consciousness. All divisions are illusory. You can know the false only. The true you must yourself be.

At the moment of realisation the person ceases. Identity remains, but identity is not a person, it is inherent in the reality itself.

As long as you cling to the idea that only what has name and shape exists, the Supreme will appear to you nonexisting.

Reality is one. It is. It cannot be denied. It is deep and dark, mystery beyond mystery. But it is, while all else merely happens.

13 October 2010

12. The Person is not Reality

When self-control becomes second nature, awareness shifts
its focus to deeper levels of existence and action.

When life and death are seen as essential to each other, as
two aspects of one being, that is immortality.

Awareness is not of time. Time exists in consciousness
only. Beyond consciousness where are time and space?

A tremendously complex work is going on all the time in
your brain and body, are you conscious of it? Not at all.

Why not admit that one’s entire personal life may sink
largely below the threshold of consciousness and yet proceed sanely and

Personality is merely a reflection of the real. Why should
not the reflection be true to the original as a matter of course,

You agree to be guided from within and life becomes a
journey into the unknown.

12 October 2010

11. Awareness and Consciousness

Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginningless, endless, uncaused, unsupported, without parts, without change.

Consciousness of being conscious is already a movement in awareness. Interest in your stream of consciousness takes you to awareness.

Realisation is but the opposite of ignorance. To take the
world as real and one’s self as unreal is ignorance. The cause of sorrow.

The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will
also show you your own face. The thought 'I am' is the polishing cloth. Use it.

10 October 2010

10. Witnessing

Remember, you cannot abandon what you do not know. To go
beyond yourself, you must know yourself.

What you are, you already are. By knowing what you are not,
you are free of it and remain in your own natural state.

Of course you are the Supreme Reality! But what of it?
Every grain of sand is God; to know it is important, but that is only the

Putting words together will not take you far. Go within and
discover what you are not. Nothing else matters.

09 October 2010

9. Responses of Memory

The universe does not come to tell you that you are a part
of it. It is you who have invented a totality to contain you as a part.

Knowing the world to be a part of myself, I pay it no more
attention than you pay to the food you have eaten.

I have eaten up the world and I need not think of it any

How can I hurt something which is one with me. On the
contrary, without thinking of the world, whatever I do will be of benefit
to it.

08 October 2010

8. The Self Stands Beyond Mind

Refuse all thoughts except one: the thought 'I am'.

The mind will rebel in the beginning, but with patience and
perseverance it will yield and keep quiet.

Once you are quiet, things will begin to happen
spontaneously and quite naturally without any interference on your part.

07 October 2010

7. The Mind

In pure being consciousness arises; in consciousness the
world appears and disappears. All there is is me, all there is is mine.

Past and future are in mind only -- I am now.

Q: Is your world full of things and people as is mine?
M: No, it is full of myself.

I do not negate the world. I see it as appearing in consciousness, which is the totality of the known in the immensity of the unknown.

What begins and ends is mere appearance. The world can be
said to appear, but not to be.

The entire universe exists only in consciousness, while I
have my stand in the Absolute... Before all beginnings, after all
endings—I am.

06 October 2010

6. Meditation

The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious
of, and familiar with, our inner life.

The ultimate purpose is to reach the source of life and

Whatever vice or weakness in ourselves we discover and
understand its causes and its workings, we overcome it by the very

the unconscious dissolves when brought into the conscious.

05 October 2010

5. What is Born must Die

What was born must die. Only the unborn is deathless.

Find what is it that never sleeps and never wakes, and
whose pale reflection is our sense of 'I'.

To remember what needs to be remembered is the secret of

The goal and the way must not be on different levels; life
and light must not quarrel; behaviour must not betray belief.

04 October 2010

4. Real World is Beyond the Mind

No thing in existence has a particular cause; the entire universe contributes to the existence of even the smallest thing.

Would people know that nothing can happen unless the entire universe makes it happen, they would achieve much more with less... energy.

The very urge to achieve is also an expression of the total universe. It... shows that the energy potential has risen at a particular point.

The real world is beyond the mind's ken; we see it through the net of our desires...

To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net. It is not hard to do so, for the net is full of holes.

Causality, even as a concept, does not apply to chaos.

For everything there are innumerable causal factors. But the source of all that is, is the Infinite Possibility, the Supreme Reality...

...which is in you and which throws its power and light and love on every experience.

But, this source is not a cause and no cause is a source. Because of that, I say everything is uncaused.

A thing is as it is, because the universe is as it is.

03 October 2010

3. The Living Present

You are the ultimate potentiality of which the all-embracing consciousness is the manifestation and expression.

A thing focused in the now is with me, for I am ever present; it is my own reality that I impart to the present event.

Desire is the memory of pleasure and fear is the memory of pain. Both make the mind restless.

Can there be some other mind, which unites and harmonises, which sees the whole in the part and the part as totally related to the

In the going beyond the limiting, dividing and opposing mind. In ending the mental process as we know it...that mind is born.

The inclusive mind is love in action, battling against circumstances, initially frustrated, ultimately victorious.

Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.

02 October 2010

2. Obsession with the body

I do not claim to know what you do not. In fact, I know much less than you do.

I know nothing about miracles, and I wonder whether nature admits exceptions to her laws, unless we agree that everything is a miracle.

Your mind is all with things, people and ideas, never with your self. Bring your self into focus, become aware of your own existence.

01 October 2010

1. The Sense of ‘I am’

You are nothing perceivable, or imaginable. Yet, without
you there can be neither perception nor imagination.

Go deep into the sense of ‘I am’ and you will find. How do you find a thing you have mislaid or forgotten? You keep it in your mind until you recall it. The sense of being, of 'I am' is the first to emerge. Ask yourself whence it comes, or just watch it quietly. When the mind stays in the 'I am' without moving, you enter a state which cannot be verbalised but can be experienced. All you need to do is try and try again. After all the sense ‘I am’ is always with you, only you have
attached all kinds of things to it -- body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, possessions etc. All these self-identifications are misleading. Because of them you take yourself to be what you are not.