2011 Self Realization Teachings

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Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about abidance as the Self, inquiry to realize the nature of one's Being and the Knowledge of Consciousness. Dialogues on layers of the mind and Consciousness, interpretation of the Vedas and Gita, the Self beyond name, happiness and Being, who misidentifies, absence of an ignorant one, freedom from the ego, nonattachment and freedom from the misconception of being the performer of action, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Samhita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Bliss of Being, the nature of Grace, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on action and transcendence, freedom from outer conditions through nonattachment, wise choices, mental attention and true Knowledge, the unreality of an ego, happiness and its source, thought-transcendent inquiry, and other topics Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Samhita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial spiritual instruction is about the undifferentiated nature of the Self, Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Dialogues on the light by which all is known and the unreality of the known, freedom from the idea of being the performer of action, Self-inquiry and spiritual experience, the truth about Brahman and the world, the nature of the individual, the Reality without an alternative, transcendence of the body and mind in Self-Knowledge, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Samhita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the egoless nature of the Self and how to destroy the false assumption of an ego. Dialogues on Self-inquiry and laya states, the nonexistence of the ego, where the illusion of an ego arises, the nature of the inquirer, samadhi, intellectual knowledge, consistent Self-inquiry and Knowledge, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Samhita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the egoless nature of Existence and encouraging those who are in quest of the Truth to realize this by Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Consciousness and reflected light, what is meant by “holding the ‘I’ thought,” Realization and life and death, the necessity of knowing oneself, the importance of spiritual practice, the one Self without a second, Sat-Cit-Ananda, what one seeks to know, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of the final verses from the Ashtavakra Samhita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on one’s true Being, Self-inquiry, and the nondual nature of Existence. Dialogues on absolute Oneness, doubting the doubter, astrological calculations and the unborn Consciousness, grace and self-effort, the meaning of the scriptures, freedom from the misidentification of being a performer of action, the bodiless Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Svetasvatara Upanishad.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the perfect fullness of the Self’s true Being and its blissful revelation by Self-inquiry that eliminates the illusion of an ego. Dialogues on doubts and certainty, striving for Self-Realization, freedom from the mind, self-examination and fearlessness, Self-inquiry, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Svetasvatara Upanishad.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the ever-existent Self and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the nonobjective nature of Self-Knowledge, elimination of the individual seeker, birth and death and the unborn, imperishable Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Svetasvatara Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the ever-existent nature of the one Self that transcends the body, the mind, and the ego. Dialogues about Self-inquiry, dreams, doubting the doubter, the one Self forever devoid of an alternative, freedom from misidentification with the body and the mind, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Svetasvatara Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the truth of Being and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the absence of the perceiver and corresponding objective illusion, the search for happiness, the deep experience of spiritual dialogue, transcendence of what is gross and what is subtle, the unchanging reality of the Absolute Self, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Svetasvatara Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the certainty of Being-Consciousness and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on the absence of obstacles to true inquiry, the solidity of the Self, the nature of awareness, striving for Self-Realization, the existence of only one Self, freedom from thoughts, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Avadhuta Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 1.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self as absolute Being, ever-existent and transcendent of name and form. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge, the nature of Existence, the meaning of descriptions of the Supreme Self, freedom from the states of mind and the gunas, who is there always, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Avadhuta Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 1.
Satsang Recording:

Initial spiritual instruction is about the Reality of the Self free of alternatives. Dialogues on the nature of Being, the oneness and eternality of the Self, happiness and detachment, the Self of Sri Ramana, freedom from misapprehension, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Avadhuta Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 1.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the undifferentiated nature of the Self and the nonobjective inquiry to know one’s true Being. Dialogues on freedom from the mind, freedom from ignorance, the mind of a jnani, the nature of Liberation, steady searching inquiry to know oneself, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Amrtabindu Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 1.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the significance of “The Self alone is real. The Self alone exists.” Dialogues on the profundity of the teaching, the nature of Existence, freedom from the disguise of delusion, the company of the true and good, Self-inquiry, the bodiless Self, Knowledge and activity, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Amrtabindu Upanishad followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 2.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the solitary real Self free of ego, duality, and multiplicity. Dialogues on freedom from pride, the impossibility of delusion, the nonduality and egolessness of Absolute Being, God, and Self-inquiry and the destruction of delusive thoughts. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of the Siva Sankalpa followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 2.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the inquiry to know oneself. Dialogues on happiness and the Self, the nature of Being, the joy of spiritual practice, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 2.
Satsang Recording:

This satsang was part of the celebration of Adi Sankaracarya’s Jayanti at the SAT temple. Initial spiritual instruction focuses on the significance of “Changeless, I, indeed, am I,” which occurs fifteen times in Sankara’s Brahma-Jnanavali-Mala. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of the full text of the Brahma-Jnanavali-Mala (The Rows of Garlands of Brahman-Knowledge) composed by Sankara.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction pertaining to the nature of the Existence of the Self and the inquiry to realize it. Dialogues on Consciousness and Existence, the peace that motivates spiritual practice, surrender and being egoless, sense-transcendent knowledge, gratitude, the spiritual life and spiritual qualities, happiness, and other spiritual topics, Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 3
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-abidance and the cessation of misidentification with the body and ego. Dialogues on transcendence of the senses and the nature of Consciousness, approach and intensity in Self-inquiry, the perfect fullness of real Being, the inconceivability of the Self and Self-Knowledge, examination of “I,” the equanimity of the Self beyond the body, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 3.
Satsang Recording:

This satsang commences with a lengthy silence followed by spiritual instruction regarding the significance of silence in Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on the Knowledge-essence, Self-inquiry and thought-transcendent Knowledge, freedom from misidentification with the body, the true source, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 4.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the existence of the Self, the one Reality. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from obstruction by thought, egoless Being, continuous Knowledge, Adi Sankara and Sri Ramana, the unchanging in the midst of being busy, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 4.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about changeless, perfect peace and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on the unreality of the ego, destruction of vasanas (tendencies), the only Being-Consciousness, certainty of existence and Self-inquiry, peace and freedom from the misidentification of being the performer of action, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 5.

Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the quest for knowledge and what actually is true Knowledge. Dialogues on the bliss of Self-Knowledge, infinity, liberation from tendencies of the mind, the Self’s innate transcendence of the three states, the true-good-and-beautiful, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 5.

Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Self-inquiry and the egoless nature of the Self. Dialogues on knowledge of the ego’s source, Self-inquiry, understanding the teaching, the necessity to be content within, continuous inquiry and Grace, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 6.

Satsang Recording:

This satsang is part of a sacred event that lasted all day and evening in celebration of the Self-Realization of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Beginning with silence, spiritual instruction was upon the significance of the initial verse by the Maharshi in the Self-Realization pamphlet. Dialogues on peace, happiness, Self-inquiry, the Heart, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of Arunchala Pancaratnam and Tamil and English of Guru Stuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 6.
Satsang Recording:

Initial lengthy silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the nature of the Self and the Knowledge of Reality. Dialogues on the nonexistence of the ego and the false supposition of its continuance, good qualities and being transcendent of the qualities, Self-inquiry, the unreality of the mind, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 7.
Satsang Recording:

Following an initial brief silence, spiritual instruction is given regarding the one Self and the inquiry that reveals it by the elimination of the ignorant supposition of a differentiated individual as ones identity. Dialogues on gratitude and grace, the one Self and the nonexistence of an ego, true Knowledge, mind-transcendent Self-inquiry, suffering and happiness, the source of happiness, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 7.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the invariable indivisibility of the Existence of the Self, true Knowledge, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, inward and outward, detachment, nonduality of the Self, the source of belief, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 8.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the Knowledge of the Self as that which ever exists to realize the fullness of innate bliss. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the value of questions, the ever-existent as the sole-existent, listening to the wise, the not-Self, Being beyond the body and mind, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Taittiriya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 9.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the certainty of the Knowledge of the Existence of the Self and Self-inquiry to realize the nature of this one Self. Dialogues on the immortal Knowledge of the eternal Self, Self-inquiry and other practices, resolving the idea of difficulty, continuity of Self-inquiry, the rootless unreal nature of ignorance, the illusion of the senses, what transcends the three states, freedom from misidentification with the body and the prana, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Taittiriya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 9.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nonobjective nature of Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on inquiry and maya, nonobjective Self-Knowledge, the necessity of knowing oneself, memory and true Knowledge, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 10.
Satsang Recording:

Following a brief period of silence, spiritual instruction is imparted on the meaning of “You are the Self” and “Tat tvam asi (That you are),” with an emphasis on the true definition of “you.” Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentification with the body and dissolution of the ego, the uselessness of the ego assumption, words and silence, the depth of Self-Knowledge and the origin of inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 10.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self, the truth of the knower, and freedom from “I” and “my.” Dialogues on the significance of Arunachala, freedom from the supposition of a second knower other than Consciousness, ego-dissolution and direct experience, the dream of illusion and the Realization of the stateless Existence of the Self, freedom from misidentification with thoughts, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 11.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by brief spiritual instruction regarding Self-Knowledge as continuous abidance as Absolute Being, Brahman, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the meaning of “abidance,” the means and end are of the same knowledge, action and nonattachment and the meaning of “My sake” in the light of verses of the Bhagavad Gita, the only knower and freedom from misidentification with the known, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 11.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about freedom from the notions of “I” and “my” and the inquiry that reveals this. Dialogues on happiness and an “ordinary person,” the ego and happiness, states of meditation and otherwise and the true knower, individuality and the real Self, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 12.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about absorption in Self-Knowledge and the joyful peace of abidance free from the misidentification with the body, mind, and ego. Dialogues on the absence of multiplicity of beings in the one Self, bliss and fearless immortality, the nature of Existence, the revelation of Truth by a sage and finding on one’s own, the knower and continuity of Self-inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 12.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the bodiless, egoless nature of the Self and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the clarity of Knowledge, a selection from the commentary on Saddarsanam about happiness and deathlessness, detachment and inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 13.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction revealing the nature of the Self as Brahman, liberation from imagined bondage by Self-Knowledge, and the inquiry that removes misidentification and superimposition. Dialogues on the urge for spiritual perfection, the nonexistence of the ego, the process and goal of Self-inquiry, inquiry transcendent of conditions of the body and mind, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 13.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the certainty of the Realization of Brahman as the Self through cessation of misidentification by Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the unreality of the ego, the false supposition of duality in the form of appearance due to intellectual conception instead of actual inquiry, freedom from superimposition, inquiry to reveal the nature of the individual and the real Self, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 14.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding Self-inquiry and why Being is itself the nonobjective answer to the question, “Who am I?” This is followed by another period of silence and dialogues on the inherent capacity of discriminative Knowledge, the absolutely nondual nature of Consciousness, the nonexistence of the ego to be bound or caught in illusion, the one Self, what is trivial, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 14.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding true silence, Knowledge, Existence and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Brahman transcendent of concepts of the perceiver of all, Consciousness and happiness, Self-inquiry and the destruction of habitual ignorance, the question of identity, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 15.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the nature of Being and freedom from the concepts of “I” and “mine.” Dialogues on action and perfection, happiness and freedom from anxious thought, transcendence over the senses, concentration on God and detachment from the fruits of action, relations and being the Self of all, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Annapurna Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 15.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about how Self-Knowledge is the Knowledge of Reality and the nonexistence of an ego-self in the One Self. Dialogues on the self-luminous nature of the Knowledge of Consciousness, the destruction of fear by Self-inquiry, the nature of Being and the absence of individuality in the Realization of “You are That,” and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Annapurna Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 16.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self’s nature as free of the ideas of “you,” “I,” or anything else. Dialogues on the importance freedom from misidentification with the body, the nature of happiness and freedom from desire, true Knowledge, mind-transcendent inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Annapurna Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 16.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about why it is that the Self alone knows the Self. Dialogues on Self-inquiry and one’s Existence-Consciousness, a common principle in the destruction of vasanas and Self-Realization, how to read “Saddarsanam and an Inquiry into the Revelation of Truth and Oneself,” effort applied to Self-inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Annapurna Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 17.