CORE TEACHINGS TRANSCRIPTS OF ANANTA
April 14, 2016 This Sense ‘I Am Aware’ is Pointing You Directly to What You Are
You will never become anything more than what you already are. If there is anyone that promises that you will now become something special or extraordinary, then it is not true. You already Are That. It’s just that you’re deeply identified sometimes as being a person; which you never were. That’s why for 3 years …Read more Read less
You will never become anything more than what you already are. If there is anyone that promises that you will now become something special or extraordinary, then it is not true. You already Are That. It’s just that you’re deeply identified sometimes as being a person; which you never were.
That’s why for 3 years almost, I’ve been asking the question; I’ve been also offering $1,000 to anyone who shows me ‘a person’ and nobody has claimed that award…, because it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as ‘a person’. So, since the person doesn’t exist and you can never become that which doesn’t exist, obviously, then the only thing left to do is to check what is here.
What are you right now? …, (before any mental conclusion about it).
Are you not aware of this entire appearance?
If you are not aware, then who is aware?
And what knows?
This is the place where I lose most of you, but I have to keep trying. [Laughs]
What is that which knows the phenomenal appearance?
I know the phenomenal appearance.
Who knows that I know?
So it is Awareness which is aware of Itself.
I know that I know.
I am aware that I am aware.
That’s why when I ask you the question: ‘Are you aware now?’…, what happens? (…before even you can say ‘happens’?)
Naturally, this seeing is there: ‘Yes, I am aware’.
It is Awareness Itself that sees it is aware.
And I can understand that when these words are spoken, it can seem like it’s just completely un-understandable for many. It seems like the mind comes with a lot of resistance and it just seems so abstract and obscure. Because we’re used to a phenomenal sort of seeing.
So many of you will enjoy much more when I say: ‘Can you stop being now?’ Because the sense of Being is phenomenally perceived. It could be the root phenomena. It seems much more tangible because it’s our habit to go for phenomenal experiences.
But when I say: ‘Are you aware now?’ it’s even over before you can conceptualize the question. And yet you know the answer is ‘Yes’. How do you know the answer is ‘Yes’?
I am aware. This ‘I’ which is aware is Awareness Itself.
So, if you can leave the ‘of’…, ‘I am aware OF…’ aside for some time, if you can leave the ‘of’ aside for some time, and just stay with the sense ‘I am aware’…
What are we saying actually? What is the meaning of the word ‘aware’? Who taught you how to be aware? And can you not be [aware]? Can we change it to ‘unaware’?
What happens? All of you will be able to just KNOW ‘Of course, I am aware’.
‘But, but, but…’ It is the ‘but, but, but…’ which is trouble. The sense of ‘but nothing happened’. What does it mean? It only means ‘It was not a phenomenal experience, and I’m used to only phenomenal experiences’.
So when you say ‘I am aware’ what are we saying actually? What does it mean to be aware?
Is it subject to the world of duality, where I can be aware OR un-aware? Can I switch states? The content can keep changing. It can also change from something to nothing, from waking to sleep. But who is aware of both; of either?
I am…, (before ‘am’).
Q: [A couple of words only; inaudible]
Wait, wait. Are you with me in ‘I am aware’? Don’t let your mind dilute it with ‘this’ and ‘he said this’. Forget it. I don’t care what I said.
This sense ‘I am aware’ is pointing you directly to what you are. You don’t need any other words. So, if you stay with me in this ‘I am aware’…, then is it unclear or clear? Where are you in this?
And this is for all of you. Don’t let your mind come in and distract you with something else. All of you can say ‘I am aware’. What does it mean? What is the meaning of ‘aware’? Is it a state that can be turned on and off? Can it come and go, this awareness?
Let’s look together at this. Don’t worry about any conclusion that the mind is making.
Prior to Being also, ‘Am I aware?’ That which is aware of Presence.
Yet, because Being is made up of Awareness alone, it comes to the recognition of its Source in this way. Because otherwise, what is the point of inquiry?
Awareness is aware of itself, and Being recognizes that this is what is…
Yes. It only comes after, and within. But it is made up of the same knowing.
So, it is true that [Nisargadatta] Maharaj prescribed the practice of ‘Stay with the Presence’. And with this ‘Staying with the Presence’ then ultimately you realize that even the sense ‘I Am’ is not what you are. He said ‘The only thing you can say is true is the sense I Am. Ultimately even that is not true’. So, I find no trouble in pointing you directly to that which is your very own Source of Being Itself. You see? And you cannot deny the experience of that. So even though you’re reporting as Being, you’re speaking as Being, you cannot say ‘I am not aware’.
Exactly. So who is reporting this?
Q: “Being is.”
Being is. That’s the point. This recognition that ‘Awareness is aware of Itself, and I am That’…, arises for who? Awareness is always aware of it. This recognition arises for who?
So, only Being is here for any recognition.
Q: “How can the Being…? [Inaudible]”
It [Being] recognizes that ‘This is where I come from’.
Just like the river can see where I’m floating. [‘I am the riverbed, and the appearance is the river’ Ananta had said earlier in satsang.]
That’s why often I’ve said that the sense ‘I Am’ is a two way gate: it has the power of belief and it can attach to various things; but you also use the sense ‘I Am’ to go within the ‘Am-ness’ itself and come to see the Source of the ‘Am’ which is ‘I’ itself.
You see, the Knowing is always Knowing.
Awareness is always aware, and this is always ‘I’.
So although Being is coming to a realization of its Source,
The ‘I’ has always been ‘I’ .
Even in the playing of ‘I’ as ‘I Am’,
‘I’ has remained as ‘I’.
The confusion and the delusion, and all of that, arises for the playing part of the the ‘I Am-ness’. But in the play, the ‘I’ has never left the ‘I’.
It’s not true. It’s not true that it [ego/personhood idea] can only be stripped off by a Being marinating in the Presence I Am, (which is beautiful. I’m not doubting.)
But to see the Source, I feel, is the quickest chop. All the sense ‘I am this, I am that’…, once you see that ‘I am nothing. This has no quality, no attribute. This is what I Am.’…, then this Awareness Being Aware of Itself, and the recognition that Awareness is Aware of Itself…, is the quickest sword to cut your head off; not to stay with the sense ‘I Am’.
You do whatever feels more comfortable to you, between these two. Whatever feels more at home for you, you’ll be fine.
What are the options we are talking about? The option is ‘Should I stay with God? (as Being)’ or ‘Should I stay with the Absolute from which even God comes?’ What options are more beautiful? [Laughs] I have to say it like that since you say it so directly.
I have already said that, in my experience, I feel that directly we can see the Absolute no-thing-ness, which is the Source of Being. It is the ‘I’ which always is.
Then you say ‘As Being, then let me stay as Being’. Stay as God. The one that is saying ‘What is quicker for me?’ is neither, you see?
Here it was already said that there was not this sense that I would have neither the attention span nor the patience to just stay with the ‘I Am’ all the time. I don’t even feel it is a requirement.
So, you want to realize the Self now…, then it needs no patience, no trust also. Are you aware now? Or not? That is your realization of the Self now.
Q: [Laughs] [Inaudible]
Who are You? Who are you that says ‘For Awareness says this, for Being like this, for me like this’. Who are you in all of this?
How did you leave Awareness and become Being? How did you become Being? Don’t fall for these tricks.
Because if you have remained as Awareness and it is your direct experience that this is true, then why are you trying to sort things out for Being?
Exactly. Exactly. And who are you? Exactly. I agree with you. But you cannot leave. I have been saying this every day:
You cannot leave Awareness.
Yes, because to recognize the Source of Being clears it up for Being very quickly.
What is recognized? It is recognized that I Am Awareness.
Where are you in relation to the knowing? It is recognized that there is a knowing. Is there an ‘I’ that is in relation to the knowing in some way?
How far from you is knowing?
How far from you is knowing?
Q: How can it be far?
How can it be far? Then can you not be this? Can you be something else? If there is no distance, no separation, then can I be something other than that?
And this recognition is happening in the Presence of Being? Or not?
Yes. Because this recognition is naturally there; in the sleep state no question about it. So the being is recognizing its Source.
This Awareness, I Am.
Before ‘Am’…., ‘I’.
Then what is left to do? How many years should we keep our attention on Being?
[Laughter in the room, and Ananta laughing.] The bliss is coming from inside, but his mind is saying ‘No, no, no. No, no, no…, No, don’t come yet’.
Q: ‘…all the great Masters…’ [Inaudible]
Forget it. Please forget it. You stay with your direct experience. Forget even what I’m saying. NOW, I’m saying. Where do you lose me in your direct experience? You stay with your direct experience.
So, I hear what you’re saying. You’re saying that your idea of freedom would be that there are no more thoughts coming from the mind; the end of the mind.
I have not met anyone like that. Definitely it is not there, so I can’t show you how to get there. I doubt very much also that this is predominately what Bhagavan was saying, because…
But it is like this; the allowing of all to come and go; the Samadhi. I doubt very much that [inaudible] said that ‘the mind completely stops’. I would like to see it. At least I cannot offer you that.
So, his point was that ‘There must come a state where there is just no thought, because as long as there is thought, the potential for belief is there’. I cannot promise you that; because from here also, thoughts arise…, but are not believed.
Don’t believe your next thought. Many get confused by the simplicity of this instruction.
Q: “I try to follow these instructions…”
Just now. It’s now. It’s always now.
Excerpt from full satsang of 2nd Feb. 2016
“The Supreme Will is Taking Care of Everything”
Thank you Beloved Anantaji
April 14, 2016 Self Inquiry Who Am I
So, when we say ‘Self Inquiry’ what is it that we are really saying? What is the inquiry really about? What is it that we want to find out? Ultimately, what we are looking for is an answer to the root question. We start off by looking for an answer to the root question which …Read more Read less
So, when we say ‘Self Inquiry’ what is it that we are really saying? What is the inquiry really about? What is it that we want to find out?
Ultimately, what we are looking for is an answer to the root question. We start off by looking for an answer to the root question which is ‘Who am I?’ We can say ‘Who am I?’ or even we can say ‘What am I?’ So, the inquiry starts off with this simple question. And it is greatly auspicious, in this play, when there is openness towards the simple question ‘Who am I?’ There must already be some seeing, isn’t there? There must be some seeing that ‘I cannot be this person’. Only then can there be an openness to this question.
If there is total conviction in the belief of being an ego, total conviction in the belief of being a ‘person’, then the question will face so much resistance. And because this question faces so much resistance, it is good to have a Master who you have faith in, who you trust, who you love. Because if the question is asked by somebody that you trust, that you love, then this trust and this love will help in overcoming the resistance coming from your own mind.
The Inquiry is just a simple questioning about our true nature: ‘What am I in reality?’
Initially there seems to be a process prescribed as to how this inquiry can be done, and this aligns very well with the ancient Indian process called ‘Neti-Neti’ which means ‘Not that-Not that’. So, basically what we are saying is that whatever is clearly not me, that, we are keeping aside. So, we say ‘This world which is appearing through my senses, this world of objects and phenomena, is ever changing but I am here witnessing this change. So, I am the constant in this, but this world is ever-changing. Therefore, I cannot be this.’ We say, ‘Not that.’
In one swoop we have thrown out all the phenomenal existence of the world saying ‘I am not that.’ Then we turn inward and we see ‘What else could I be?
What else could I be if I am not an object in the world?’
And also, when we look at the body, we see that ‘I cannot be just the sum of what I seem to have eaten. I cannot be just made up of the food that has been consumed. There is something more to me than that. This body is also constantly changing and I am the witness of this change also. This body is changing all the time, but I am looking at this and I don’t seem to be changing. Therefore, I cannot be this body.’ So we say ‘not the world and not the body also, which is part of the appearance.’
‘Then, what else can I be?’
‘Can I be the thoughts? A thought would come and a thought could go. It is constantly coming and going. It is coming and it is going and there seems to be a witnessing of these thoughts. I seem to be the witness of these thoughts. I don’t seem to be the content of it. Therefore even this thought, I am not. And the mind appears to be only a bundle of these thoughts. These thoughts: including thoughts of past which is called memory, thoughts like imagination; all these are also witnessed by me, but I don’t seem to be any of them. So I am not that also. Then, who am I? I am not the world. I am not the body. I am not the thoughts.’
‘Then, who am I?’
‘What else is there? Can I be my emotions? One minute there is anger, second minute there is joy, another time there is frustration, and another time there is peace. I am aware of all of this and I seem to be the witness of these. It does not seem like I am any of these changing emotions also. Therefore, I am not that. Then, who am I? Not these emotions also.’
‘Then, who am I?’
‘Then I see that prior to all of this, prior to all of this, there appears to be the sense that I am. And only when I am, all these other phenomena come into play. It seems like I am ‘Being’. That there is a Being here. This Being seems to have a beautiful presence, pure innocence unassociated with any other concept; just the pure Beingness itself, just the sense that I Am.’
It is not the thought ‘I am’. Many of us mistake the sense I Am to be the thought ‘I am’. This Being is prior to thought.
In the simplest way, to become aware of this Being is to ask ‘Can I stop Being now?’
And there can be a time when there is no thought, but I am still Being. Isn’t it? ‘I am still Being.’
So this Being is ever-present. In the waking states and the dream state this Being is always present.
But even then we ask: ‘Is there is something which is aware of even this pure Being?’
This pure Consciousness itself, there is awareness of it. Isn’t it? And even this Consciousness seems to come and go. When I am asleep, then even this presence ‘I Am’ is not there. But I am aware of its presence and absence also. I am able to report that in deep sleep, it was not there. So, I am not even this Consciousness.’
‘Then, who am I?’
What seems to be left now is only the pure Witnessing of all of this. There is a witnessing of all of this. And it is the Witnessing itself which is witnessing itself.
Therefore in the simple question ‘Are you aware now?’ we see that Awareness is aware of itself.
And, this Awareness seems to be all there is: the unmoving, untouched witnessing to all that exists.
‘I am this which no words can accurately describe’.
And this simple seeing is the fruit of the Self Inquiry.
Very good. Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
So, we see that the inquiry starts off with a question, but if all that you have at the end of the inquiry is a verbal answer…, the smart answer is not the end of the inquiry.
It is just the simple seeing that ‘I am this pure Witnessing itself.
I am this pure Awareness itself’.
In this simple seeing there is no room left for a personal identity.
No person can exist here at all.
From 26th August 2014 Ananta Satsang Highlight:
“Self-Inquiry: Who am I?”
April 14, 2016 The simple three of the master key
The first question that most seekers will ask is: ‘How do I get rid of my suffering?’ Even all the Sages started with this question; the Buddha started with this question. ‘How does one get free from suffering?’ It sounds like a monumental problem, doesn’t it? But it is not. The simple pointing to end …Read more Read less
The first question that most seekers will ask is: ‘How do I get rid of my suffering?’
Even all the Sages started with this question; the Buddha started with this question. ‘How does one get free from suffering?’ It sounds like a monumental problem, doesn’t it? But it is not.
The simple pointing to end your suffering is: Let go of your next thought; and don’t believe any thoughts about this.
I am telling you that with this simple pointing all your suffering is over: Just let go of your next thought.
So, this is the first question. What is the second question?
Typically it is: ‘Okay, suffering is gone now, but now I want to experience God. I want to see God. Can you show me God?’
And in response to this question also, there is a simple pointing:
Can you stop being now?
This Being which cannot be stopped is Consciousness, is God, is Atma.
For most seekers, this is enough.
But some of you might say: ‘But I want to know the Absolute Self, the Ultimate’.
You sense that there is something prior to even this Consciousness, and you want to see that Absolute.
For that also, we have the simplest pointing, which is:
Are you Aware now?
In answering this question, no phenomena is seen.
You don’t need to look at an object to confirm this.
It is Awareness itself which is aware of Awareness.
And with this, it is Game Over! In this, it is Game Over.
The entire Universe is a projection of this Being, which is ever-present, which you cannot start or stop. Ultimately You are the Awareness even of this Being, the One that sees even this, the Presence of Being.
The One that sees even the Presence of Being is what You are.
This pure Awareness You Are.
From this place, can you show me a problem?
Can you show me a delusion?
Can you show me any suffering as the One who the witnessing even of Being?
This is Freedom.
It’s a simple as that:
‘I am not the content of any appearance.
Nothing which appears is me or mine’.
Nothing that appears is you or yours.
All is appearing from within You.
You are the pure Space in which all is allowed to come and go.
Nothing can make a ‘person’ out of You.
This pointing: ‘Let go of your next thought’ is the Master Key actually.
As long as you feel you need a key, then ‘Let go of your next thought’ is the Master Key. Nothing, nothing else is needed.
Excerpt from satsang of 24th September 2014
“The Master Key”
Video not available for this satsang.
April 14, 2016 Can You Turn Off Awareness and Stop Being?
Shall we look at the basics today? The very, very basic ground level reality. I like what Einstein said: ‘If you’re not able to explain it simply, means you haven’t understood it well enough’. So without using any fancy words, without using any jargon, can we just look at really what is happening here? Tthere …Read more Read less
Shall we look at the basics today? The very, very basic ground level reality.
I like what Einstein said: ‘If you’re not able to explain it simply, means you haven’t understood it well enough’. So without using any fancy words, without using any jargon, can we just look at really what is happening here?
Tthere is perceiving which is happening through the sense organs and it is going deeper. Then if we were to close our eyes some ‘internal’ things can be perceived, isn’t it? They can be thoughts, or they can be other visuals like memory or imagination.
These are also seen. Therefore we are not seeing with our eyes. The eyes seem to be just instruments for us to be able to get data on phenomenal objects from the outside world, the seeming outside world, which is streaming data to us. But perceiving still continues irrespective of whether the eyes are open or closed, irrespective of whether the ears are open or closed, and irrespective of whether any of the senses are beaming any data to us or not. The perceiving continues. There is a perceiving even of these thoughts which I call the ‘internal energy constructs.’ A thought will come and you can perceive it. It will come and it will go.
There’s perceiving of external objects for which we use our senses and there is a perceiving of inner objects which are internally perceived.
Who is this perceiving reporting to?
Is it reporting to a person?
If it is reporting to a person then where is this person?
Can we look at this?
Can someone tell me where this person is?
We discovered in our contemplation a little while ago, that even if we were to give reality to all phenomena, suppose we say it is all real; the world which is appearing in front of us, the thoughts which are appearing inside, the feelings which are appearing here, suppose all phenomena were considered real just for a moment. Even then, this ‘person’ is not real even as a phenomenon. It is merely pure imagination within the greater illusion itself.
Because if the ‘person’ were phenomenally real, we should be able to locate it in space and identify its location, and clearly say ‘It is here now.’ We would easily be able to place it in the co-ordinates of time and space. But we cannot do that. That is why I jokingly say that the ‘person’ is a secondary level illusion. Within the primary illusion there is an imagination about this ‘person’. That is how unreal the person or the ego is. And yet all of this life is spent in catering to the whims and fancies of this purely imagined entity. What does this person want? Where does it want to go? Where does it want to be? How are the people behaving with this person? In this way it goes on, just sorting out the life of this ‘person.’ That’s where the energy of this entire lifespan gets expended.
So my request to all of you today is to just put all of this aside. Don’t worry about what is real, what is fake, whether I’m really entitled to speak all of these things or not, with whose authority am I speaking, etc. All doubts can be put aside for just a couple of minutes and just stay with this question: ‘Who am I?’
~Contemplation on Who am I?~
Who am I? Be open to it for just two minutes, and let’s do this inquiry together.
Who are you really?
Are you to be found in the world outside your eyes?
Are you to be found in the world behind your eyes?
Are you to be found in your thoughts?
Are you to be found in your emotions?
Are you to be found even in the pure sense ‘I Am’ which is the first phenomenon, the primary phenomenon, which many refer to as God or Consciousness itself. Are you to be found in this?
If you are to be found in any of these, can any of you tell me where you are?
Where are you in any of this?
What do you look like?
Who is looking at all this phenomena?
Who is looking at the computer in front of you?
Who is looking at your body?
Who is looking at your thoughts?
Who is looking at the emotions that arise?
Is that one affected by anything that happens here?
What can happen here that can touch this?
Now, this one, is this one affected by the content of your life:
Does this one have any problems?
Is this one touched by anything at all that happens in this world?
If it is not, then what is the struggle about?
Who is suffering, who is worried about the relationship, who is worried about money, who is worried about the health of the body?
How did this untouched one become a part of this game? That is a divine mystery. What does this one need to do to realize himself? Where must he go to find himself? Is there even an instant when it is not that? Which mountain must you climb to come to this realization? Which path must you follow, which Guru must you accept to become yourself?
Which course must you sign up for, what breathing exercises must you do, which handstands will get you here? How does this one get confused about who he is? How must you have become a person? What kind of magic must it have been?
How did we believe the story, the story of being bound, the story of wanting freedom, the story of almost being there, the story of just missing, the story of doubt? You must have enjoyed the story, but we forgot it was a story, isn’t it? The story that ‘You and I are separate’. The story that ‘I have a state which you do not have’. All the stories can be dropped now. Because I see you for what you are; and I see myself there, the pure Self.
~‘I Am’ is ever present in the waking state~
It is not possible for us to lose the Presence. Presence is what is ever-present in the waking state. Therefore what you mean is that ‘My attention seems to have gone away from the Presence into the content of my mind’. All that is required now is to let go of everything that is arising for you in the mind. Just let go of it. Thoughts bring you nothing but misery. Let go of all of it, and then the Presence will be so apparent to you. It will be so clear to you, because it is the pure sense ‘I Am’ itself.
~You can never lose the Self~
How can you get out of your Self? Can you perform this trick and show me? Any of you?
Don’t be the Self. Show me how you are not the Self.
Don’t be the awareness. Stop being aware right now.
Can you stop? No awareness allowed here. Can you stop?
Who has been able to stop? No? Can’t stop being the awareness? Can I turn it off?
Become completely unaware right now: Turn it off!
It cannot be done. Isn’t it? Sounds funny. Yes. So we cannot turn it off.
Now, stop being. Stop being. Don’t be.
Suppose we are stopping awareness, now we are stopping being.
No existence, no presence, no being, no consciousness.
Can anyone do it?
Therefore it is said that what you are is ever-present. It is not just another sentence to make us feel good. It is actually here. Here and now. Truth is here right now. If Truth would come and go then it would not be the truth. If Self would come and go, then it would not be the Truth.
So if you cannot stop being aware, and you cannot stop being, then what else is there to do? The true magic would be if someone were to tell me ‘I am unaware and I stopped being’. If somebody can perform this trick then that would be something interesting.
What can stop you from being your Self? Name one point in time when you have not been your Self. You cannot stop; that’s the whole game. You do not need to carry anything, you do not need to carry your liberation, you do not need to carry your freedom. Nothing needs to be carried. If it is real, it cannot leave. Please remember this. There is nothing you have to do to get here. It is already here. You have to work hard to delude yourself. You do not have to work hard to find the Truth. There is nothing wrong with you. You are the Self. Yes, you can never lose your Self.
Excerpt from Ananta satsang 24th April 2014
“Can You Turn Off Awareness and Stop Being?”
From Full satsang video @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJBOlnfntww
April 14, 2016 You Can Never Lose Your Self
How can you get out of your Self? Can you perform this trick and show me? Any of you? Don’t be the Self. Show me how you are not the Self. Don’t be the Awareness. Stop being aware right now. Can you stop? No awareness allowed here. Can you stop? Who has been able to …Read more Read less
How can you get out of your Self?
Can you perform this trick and show me? Any of you?
Don’t be the Self. Show me how you are not the Self.
Don’t be the Awareness. Stop being aware right now.
Can you stop? No awareness allowed here.
Can you stop? Who has been able to stop?
No? Can’t stop being the awareness? Can I turn it off?
Become completely unaware right now, Turn it off.
Cannot do it? Isn’t it? Sounds funny.
Yes. So we cannot turn it off.
Now, stop being. Stop being. Don’t be.
Suppose we are stopping awareness, now we are stopping being: Don’t be. Don’t exist.
No existence, no presence, no being, no consciousness.
No? Can anyone do it?
Therefore it is said that what you are is ever-present.
It is not just another sentence to make us feel good.
It is actually here. Here and now.
Truth is here right now.
If Truth would come and go, then it would not be the truth.
If Self could come and go, then it would not be the Truth.
So if you cannot stop being aware and you cannot stop being, then what else is there to do?
So the true ‘magic’ was if someone were to tell me: ‘I am unaware and I am not being’.
If somebody can perform this trick then that would be something interesting.
What can stop you from being your Self?
Name one point where you have not been your Self.
You cannot stop. That’s the whole game, that’s why it’s funny.
You do not need to carry anything, you do not need to carry your liberation, you do not need to carry your freedom. Nothing needs to be carried.
If it is real it cannot leave.
Please remember this. There is nothing you have to do to get here. It is already here.
You have to work hard to delude yourself. You do not have to work hard to find the truth.
You are the Self.
Yes, you can never lose your Self.
~ ~ ~
Excrept from Ananta Satsang 24th April 2014
Can You Turn Off Awareness and Stop Being?
April 19, 2014 You are Aware of It. It is Not Aware of You
Bring your attention to the body. Keep your attention with the body. Become aware of your body. Stay with the body. You are aware of your body. Your body is not aware of you. Now bring your attention to your breath. Be with your breath completely; follow it as it flows in and …Read more Read less
Bring your attention to the body.
Keep your attention with the body.
Become aware of your body.
Stay with the body.
You are aware of your body. Your body is not aware of you.
Now bring your attention to your breath.
Be with your breath completely; follow it as it flows in and out.
You are aware of the breath. The breath is not aware of you.
Bring your attention to your thoughts; let any thought arise.
Welcome your next thought; become aware of your thoughts.
You are aware of your thoughts. Your thoughts are not aware of you.
Bring your attention to any emotion that is arising.
Be completely open to all emotions.
You are aware of your emotions. Your emotions are not aware of you.
Bring your attention to the feeling that you are here.
The feeling ‘I am here’.
Become aware of this feeling of ‘I Am-ness’.
Stay with the sense that you are here.
You are here; you know that you are here.
Just stay with this feeling of Presence.
You are aware of your Presence. The Presence is not aware of you.
You know that you are aware.
This is awareness of Awareness.
Stay as this Awareness.
You know that you are aware right now.
Stay as this Awareness.
As this Awareness, you are completely untouched by all phenomena, by all appearances.
Stay as this untouched Awareness.
Allow all thoughts to come and allow them to go.
In their own time, they can come and go.
You are the eternal witness; unchanging, undying, untouched.
May you always stay as this Awareness.
Om namah Shivaya.
Om shanti shanti shanti.
Moojiji ki Jai. [Namaste]
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*Excerpt from Satsang of 19th June 2014
“A Game: A Guided Inquiry”