BOOKS BY ANANTA Welcome to Satsang with Ananta

BOOK 1

ARE YOU AWARE NOW

March 19, 2016

Based on a series of talks given by Ananta between April to August 2014. “You are always the Awareness itself, and as Awareness you know that all that is appearing in front of you is just an appearance. There is no one here besides You. All appearances are a play of Consciousness. You stay as the Awareness itself. Once the one that wants to help vanishes, then pure grace and help will flow from You, from your Being itself. Do not get confused, my beloveds. This is all for your own good, for your own freedom. There is only You. You are all there is. All emerges from your own Being. And the way to bless the entire Being is to find your complete freedom.”

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BOOK 2

CAN YOU STOP BEING

March 19, 2016

Can You Stop Being consists of excerpts taken from some of Ananta's earliest Satsang's between August to October, 2014. “Ask yourself right now: Can I stop being now? In this question you will see that there is a Being here; your own Presence, which cannot be stopped. This Being is not a man or a woman, it is just Being. Irrespective of what happens in the story of this life, this Being is unaffected, unchanged, untouched Consciousness. Prior to I am a person, I am a man, I am a partner, I am a parent, I am a child, prior to all of this: ‘I Am’.

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BOOK 3

DONT BELIEVE YOUR NEXT THOUGHT

March 19, 2016

This book is a selection of Satsang dialogues that took place between Novemmeber 2014 to October 2015. “Although it can sound simple, almost trivial, but to not believe our next thought is to experience the freedom, the non-resistive, non-suffering state, right now. You cannot suffer without buying your next thought. Even if you believed all your previous thoughts, this fresh moment is so beautiful and powerful that all prior conditioning has dissolved already unless we pick up the tree of conditioning again by pulling at the branch of the next thought.”

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BOOK 4

AWARENESS ITSELF IS AWARE OF AWARENESS

April 1, 2016

This book is a selection of satang dialogues that took place between January and February, 2016. “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’.”

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BOOK 5

BEYOND ALL CONCEPTS

May 24, 2016

This book is a selection of satang dialogues that took place between March and May, 2016. “That’s why I say that ‘You are free now’. What does that mean? As Awareness you are free. But the advice is ‘Keep coming to satsang’. For who? For the Beingness. There is nothing here for the person. You see? So Consciousness in this monologue is saying to Itself: ‘Hey, buddy, you know, it’s good, what we’ve walked together so far, but let’s just keep at it’. You know? That’s the real monologue that God is having with Itself. It’s all part of the game.”

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BOOK 6

FREEDOM IS NOW

July 13, 2016

This book is a compilation of short, poignant talks taken from online Satsangs with Ananta between 19th May to 11th July 2016. It is not the recognition which is difficult. More difficult is to give up our stories. But That which You Are, (and you’re recognizing it now), cannot have a story. That which is not phenomenal cannot have a story. That within which all phenomenon is born and dissolves cannot have a story. You Are This.

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BOOK 7

WHO IS AWARE OF AWARENESS

August 26, 2016

Based on a series of talks given by Ananta in July and August 2016. “Can it be that all the wise ones were fooling us with their imploration ‘Know Thyself’ just so that one day we would come to this conclusion that ‘The Truth about the Self is unknowable’? The Realization of the Self is completely possible! The Self is completely Knowable! But not in the way we think. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's repeated advice to inquire ‘Who Am I?’ and Nisargadatta Maharaj's guidance to stay with the sense ‘I Am’ was not so that one day they could say ‘Fooled you!’ There is a big clue in the phrase ‘Know Thyself’. The clue is to look at this Knowing itself.”

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BOOK 8

MEET ME HERE WHERE WE ARE ONE

November 16, 2016

This is the 8th book of Ananta Satsang talks, taken from online satsangs from 5th September to 19th October 2016. Meet me here where we are One. Meet me here where the universe is just a tiny firefly. Meet me here before time and space. Meet me where meeting Me is to meet Yourself.

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BOOK 9

THE GREATEST GIFT

December 28, 2016

This book contains simple pointings, contemplations, guided inquiry and powerful discussions from online satsangs between 26th Oct. to 15th Dec. 2016. “I feel [this] is the gist of what has been shared from here over the years; the gist of what Advaita Vedanta really is trying to convey. It has been a great gift in this life here. Meeting all of you also has been the greatest gift that my Master has given. I have so much gratitude in my Heart for all of you. Thank you for being this beautiful Sangha, my beautiful friends and family. May we all never forget the beautiful grace we have all had in our lives to have the opportunity to be at the feet of Satguru Sri Moojiji.”

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BOOK 10

THIS SIMPLE SEEING

October 24, 2017

Based on a series of talks from Satsang with Ananta, April through September 2017." What witnesses everything and Itself remains unchanging? This one sentence is more than enough, actually." "Satsang is nothing but these two aspects, which are completely inter-linked: What is it that I truly Am? and the dissolution of the belief in this idea of limitation."

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BOOK 11

TRUTH BEYOND CONCEPTS

January 8, 2018

Based on a series of talks from Satsang with Ananta, from first of October through end of December 2017. “If it is picked up, it is picked up. Now it's gone. No concept has ever survived this moment. Isn’t this good news? No concept has ever, ever survived this moment. You are empty of it Now.”

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BOOK 12

YOUR NOTIONLESS EXISTENCE

February 27, 2018

This book is a compilation of a series of Satsang talks from 1st January through 23rd February, 2018. “Look at truly what your starting point already is. Once you See that in the beginning itself You are All-There-Is, then what to do with this idea of getting something? These are the gifts of our notionless Existence. As we don’t create a notional, conceptual boundary about ourselves, as we include all sensations and perceptions in our own Being, we See that ‘I witness all of this. There is only One without another and This is MySelf.’ This is Your starting point already. This is the best news.”

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BOOK 13

EVERYTHING IS THE GURUS GRACE

June 19, 2018

This book has been compiled from online Satsangs, 1st March to 14th June 2018. “The bigger meaning of Grace is that it is the will of Consciousness Itself which is all-inclusive. Everything is included in that. This is Grace. When we say ‘Guru Kripa Kevalam’ it means ‘Only the Master’s Grace Is.’ We start to see then that it is one unfolding; it is one movement of Consciousness. The physical form of the Master is the embodiment of this Satguru, the Divine Presence in Your Heart. Everything is unfolding in Its light. This Guru is the light of our Existence. We will See ultimately that everything is the Grace of this Divine Presence; everything is this Satguru’s Grace, is God’s Grace.”

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BOOK 14

WHAT DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU KNOW NOTHING

August 29, 2018

Taken from online Satsangs 25th June to 21st August 2018, these simple pointings, contemplations, guided inquiries and interactions with sangha are full of Ananta’s direct insights, love and laughter.“It is not possible to find the Absolute through conceptual or perceptual understanding. I’m pointing you to emptiness. To put one drop is to fill my cup. What does the empty cup look like? To know one thing is to know too much. What do I know when I know nothing?”

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TRANSCRIPTS OF SATSANG

  • September 20, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    There Is No Duality Even of ‘I Am Brahman’

    Today I saw a very beautiful quote by Bhagavan [Sri Ramana Maharshi]. He said ‘There is no Advaita or Dvaita.’ (I am paraphrasing a bit.) ‘There is no Dvaita or Advaita, there is no duality or non-duality; there is only the Truth.’ I found that very, very beautiful. I like very much also in the …

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  • September 19, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    The Point and Pointlessness Are Both Meaningless

    Q: It’s something I’ve wondered often: what is the ‘seeing’? Not the seeing that you are referring to, but the physical seeing is not happening. It’s just …, it’s something else and I’m not sure what that is. A: This is good. So, just in the way that we see that if nothing has inherent …

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  • September 19, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    Horn of a Hare

    Ananta: [Reading the introduction to the Ribhu Gita*] “The Ribhu Gita is one of the first books read by Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi in Tiruvannamalai, after attaining self-realization at Madurai. Sri Bhagavan and the disciples would sit up especially after dinner reciting the Ribhu Gita, each reading a verse by turn. The reading continues for …

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  • September 19, 2018
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    Your Experience Is Not That of Separation

    The need to ascribe both: either meaning or meaninglessness, is very prevalent in a way to the human condition. We have to put everything in the box of either ‘It has this meaning’ or the box of ‘Oh, this is meaningless.’ It’s these boxes which we supposedly have used to answer the question ‘Why?’ which …

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  • September 18, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    How Can We Capture Is-ness?

    It’s like, if you are a painter and ten years you’ve spent on one painting. What were you painting? You were painting the sun; you are coming out everyday trying to capture it beautifully. [Makes a gesture of painting with hands] Then after ten years you get so attached to that painting, and I am …

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  • September 18, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    No ‘Me’ Is Ever Truly Born

    [Reading from chat]: “Beloved Father, where are these emotions coming from? Also, who is having these, because inside there is no ‘me’? There is only a Presence not in time and space. But the arising of emotions pertaining to an individual are very fascinating to watch. It is like a magic show going on because …

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  • September 18, 2018
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    Where Am I Not?

    [Reading from chat]: “Father, also it’s really amazing me, each and every moment, that this body walks and talks and does everything but inside it, no one lives. Yet, nothing is living without it also. It is so very fascinating. It’s such a relief to not find myself in the old ways. Yet, it is …

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  • September 18, 2018
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    It Is Both Empty and Full and It Is Neither Empty nor Full

    [Reading from chat]: “Father, many times the notions and the belief in them are hiding in the feelings or emotions as subtle objects. What to do then?” Forget this. Because this is an overuse of the intellect. You just have to deal with your next thought, that’s all. Even that you don’t have to really …

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  • September 17, 2018
    Intellect Cannot Fathom the Truth of ‘What Is’

    Q: Does that mean that memory has no role to play at all? A: ‘Memory’ is what? Q: I know you, say ‘It’s false, made up.’ A: No, no, no, right now I am not saying that; I am saying ‘it’s an image.’ Now, that image, is it past or future? Q: It’s appearing in …

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  • September 17, 2018
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    Ideas of Moving and Stillness Do Not Apply to the Reality

    A: Where is the one that was here 5 minutes ago? Q 1: If it is fresh, it is here every moment. A: If it is fresh. [Chuckles] This is a very good. This is what I have been looking at also. So, suppose this is Ananta 1. [Holds up index finger] Now this one …

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  • September 17, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    You Rest Only When You Are Empty of Notions

    You might feel that you’re resting on a notion, but actually it is not that. You rest when you’re empty of notions. Because we got so habituated into this kind of play that it felt like ‘I must know what this is, I must know what’s happening’ and this idea that ‘I will come to …

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  • September 13, 2018
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    To Label ‘What Is’ Is the Avoidance of It

    This is an important topic because to make the claim that we know what something is, including to know it is a problem, then becomes like an avoidance of just ‘What Is’. Now, it may sound like in Satsang that when I am asking you to drop the labels of it, it can feel like …

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  • September 13, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    Even One Concept is a Bundle of a Full Belief System

    Bhagavan [Sri Ramana Maharshi] uses this very beautiful metaphor that you come to Stasnag and the words of Satsang are just thorns that we use to remove other thorns. Now, we like that example. ‘This is very nice; thorns use to remove other thorns.’ But did he say it is going to be a painless …

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  • September 13, 2018
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    I Am Already Here

    [Reading from chat]: “Father, I am already here before any dream of spiritual evolution plays out.” This itself, one line, is so good. You are Here. Before you can play this game of getting to enlightenment, can you identify your starting point? This is what I am constantly asking you. You say you want to …

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  • September 13, 2018
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    All Our Notions Are Presuming That ‘I Am Something’

    Q: This ‘up and down’ … are you saying that a starting point is a presumption? A: Your starting point, in reality, is never a presumption. But the starting point, the moment you think about it, is always a presumption. Q: You’re saying that all our notions are presumptions? A: Exactly. All our notions are …

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  • September 13, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    Words Which Are Meant to Dissolve Our Concepts

    Q: So, as you keep saying, something is recognizing that immediately a conclusion is being made. Like, it’s without a conscious thing but suddenly some conclusion gets made like ‘Yeah, now I can’t even trust.’ You know? [Father laughs] ‘I can’t believe, I can’t have trust in him, because what should I trust?’ But it …

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  • September 13, 2018
    ‘My Truth’ is not ‘The Truth’

    This word ‘open’ sounds like such a simple word. Open. ‘I’m very open. I’m so open.’ But everything, all our ideas about how things should be (‘This is good, this is bad; this is wrong, this is right; this is up, this is down; this is past, this is future; this is inside, this is …

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  • September 13, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    There Is Enough Joy in This Very Moment

    Q:  Everything is just as it is, but when I hear something like that example [Ananta gave] of Tom and Jerry [cartoon] then I want to…, I derive enjoyment from it. A: You derive enjoyment from that. Okay, let me ask you a question. To taste the sweetness of a grape, what concept do you …

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  • September 13, 2018
    Satsang Excerpts
    The Resisting of ‘What Is’ is Due to Our Concepts

    Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi used the term at one point (which I have not often used in Satsang because then that becomes very glamorous) he used the term ‘Manonasa’ meaning ‘The destruction or the dissolution of the mind.’ So, this. When we are free from the duality of concepts, as they lose their meaning, then …

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  • September 13, 2018
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    Spiritual Knowledge Only Yields a Tired Mind

    [Reading from chat: “Spot on, Anantaji. I was always collecting spiritual words, spiritual concepts, while attending Shri Venkat Ramana pravachans. I was like a parrot repeating words, phrases, words of Bhagavan [Sri Ramana Maharshi] what this jnani [awakened one] said, what other jnanis said. I was a word and concept collector. Realized gradually, it at …

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