2005 Self-Realization Teachings

Being Initial silence is followed by a discourse on the nonindividualized nature of the Self, which is eternal, silent Being. Dialogues on transcendence of the senses and the body, the nonexistence of an ego, the mind, resolution of tragic disasters, divine love, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of chapter 7 of the Avadhuta Gita.
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Following an initial period of silence, this satsang begins with a discourse on the nature of the Self, the impossibility of any other identity, and the inquiry, “Who am I?” Dialogues on freedom from misidentification with the body, the efficacy of Knowledge and the path of Selfinquiry, freedom from the illusions of the mind, the ture nature of “everyday life” and eternal Existence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Mundaka Upanishad.
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Initial silence is followed by a brief discourse on the nature of Being, nondual Self-Knowledge transcendent of the triad, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues mortality and disidentification from the body, prana, senses, and mind; freedom from the mind and its creation of suffering; desire for Liberation; inquiry into the nature of the mind, the nonobjective Knowledge, and the nature of all as Existence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation from the Chandogya Upanishad.
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Initial discourse is on the nature of Self-Realization and the inquiry that reveals one’s true identity as That. Dialogues on nonobjective Knowledge, freedom from suffering, certitude of Knowledge, Being and Knowing, and several other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Chandogya Upanishad.
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Initial talk is about the true nature of the Self and Selfinquiry. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge, spiritual conduct, Self-inquiry, destruction of vasanas (tendencies), the nature of Consciousness, and several other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Chandogya Upanishad.
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What actually is Self-Realization? When spiritual instruction is absorbed and when one absorbed in silence, what happens? This satsang begins with a talk on these themes. Dialogues on the sharing of joy, meditation, detachment and overcoming grief, Self-inquiry, other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Isa Upanishad
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The Self is of the nature of Bliss. Realization of Being is abidance in Bliss. This is the theme of the initial talk of this satsang. Dialogues on remaining free while at work, transcendence of the prana, disidentification from the body and freedom from suffering, the method of inquiry, and several other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the nature of thought, dissolution of confusion, the nonobjective nature of Self-Knowledge and the Self, having the proper orientation, transcendence of the mind, the Unborn and no-creation, detachment from worldly things, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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After a period of silence, the initial talk is about Self- Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on “Who am I?”, the nonexistence of the ego, transcendence of the body and death, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Silence followed by initial instruction about the nature of that Silence, Self- Knowledge, the meaning of “That thou art,” and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on meditation and being bodiless, freedom from bodily suffering, the unreality of duality and the importance of steady inquiry, liberation from recurring delusion, why the Self can neither be forgotten nor remembered, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about the innately egoless nature of the Self, which is Brahman. Dialogues on non-identification with the body, its activities, and characteristics, the absence of a second self and the nondual existence of the true Self, the significance of Om, self-critical examination and vast freedom and peace, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about Self-inquiry, perfection, bliss, and Knowledge of one’s own identity. Dialogues on Selfinquiry, the nature of belief, faith in the Absolute, transcendence of birth and death, the motivation for happiness and freedom from suffering, a very brief contrasting of Self-Knowledge and mental or emotional “releases,” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial silence followed by a talk on the nondual nature of Self-Realization. Dialogues on the Gita, attachments and ignorance, deep spiritual experience and Realization, who am I?, Self-inquiry, transcendence of the body and senses, freedom from desire and knowing the source of happiness, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial silence is followed by a discourse on the nature of the Self and the nonobjective nature of inquiry to know the Self. Dialogues on intention and meditation, the locationless and timeless nature of Self-inquiry meditation, happiness and freedom and Self-inquiry, the nature of thought and the Self’s innate transcendence of it, silence contrasted with quietude, and liberation from the ego. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita. The audio quality of this recording is only fair.
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Initial discourse is on the Self as transcendent of the three states of mind and the nature of non-perceptual, non-conceptual, nondual Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on freedom from the illusions of the waking state, the real being ever real and the unreal ever unreal, the egoless nature of the Self, the unborn nature of the “I,” the real knowing, the end of illusion, and Self-inquiry. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Sorry, no notes on this satsang, but it is filled with teachings of and dialogues about Self-Realization, Selfinquiry, the bodiless true nature of the Self, and similar topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about the identity of Being and Knowledge and the nature of Self-Knowledge, inclusive of the Selfinquiry that reveals it. Dialogues on transcendence of time and why Self-Realization is not an event in time, the absence of doership in relation to body, speech, and mind, the practice of Knowledge contrasted with action, Self-inquiry, Oneness and the discrimination of the real and the unreal, Grace and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial Silence is followed by a talk on the nature of Absolute Being and the nondual Realization of the Self. Dialogues on the knower and the known, the nature of Knowledge, transcendence of states and modes of mind, the nature of Consciousness, Self-inquiry, being beyond forgetfulness and remembrance, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial silence is followed by a talk on Self-inquiry and Self-Knowledge emphasizing the nonobjective nature of such in the light of two of the mahavakya-s. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentification with the body, the absence of a second identity or an ego, the unreality of bondage, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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After a period of silence, there is an initial talk about the profound nature of the Silence of the Self. Dialogues on adherence to one’s better knowledge, spiritual rules and detachment, satyam-sivam-sundaram, Self-inquiry and Self-Knowledge, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about why the Maharshi said that the egoless state is the only real state there is. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentification with the body and the mind, transcendence of “totality” conceptions, the importance of Self-Realization, Self- Knowledge, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial silence is followed by a talk on the undifferentiated Absolute Self and its nondual Realization by Self-inquiry that eliminates the false assumption of individuality and reveals the real nature of Existence. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, a verse of the Bhagavad Gita with Sankara’s commentary, action and Knowledge, detachment, mind-transcendent Knowledge, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial silence is followed by a brief talk on the nondual nature of the Self, the necessity of inquiry to abide in the Truth of Being, transcendent of every duality, and the identity of Knowledge and Being. Dialogues on nonidentification with the body and mind when facing death, why and how one should inquire, spiritual practice, the nature of happiness and bliss, the nonexistence of the ego or “I”-notion, surrender and inquiry, the nature of thought, no-creation, and many other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial discourse is about the existence of the Self and the meaning of “within.” Dialogues on the relation of yoga experience and Knowledge, transcendence of thought, the continuous and the timeless, a verse from the Bhagavad Gita (“Subduing the self by the Self, desireless…”), Self-inquiry, beyond the three states, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk is about Self-inquiry, Self-Knowledge, and the elimination of the assumed ego or individuality. Dialogues on the “knot of the heart,” Self-inquiry, the nature of the mind and Consciousness, experiences with Self-inquiry, and several other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the final two chapters of the Ashtavakra Gita.
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Initial talk, after a period of silence, is about the bodiless, mind-free, egoless nature of the Self and how Self- Realization transcends any attribute, condition, or activity of these. Dialogues are about the outward and inward mind, the nonexistence of the individual or ego, Self-inquiry, the relation of inquiry to thought, the unborn and no-creation, the nature of the true answers to spiritual questions, Knowledge beyond memory, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from the first chapter of the Svetasvatara Upanishad.
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Following the initial silence, this satsang commences with a talk about the nondual nature of the Self, what “steady abidance as the Self” means, and the absence of an individual or ego self. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, detachment, compassion, freedom from samsara, devotion and surrender, and several other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from the second and third chapters of the Svetasvatara Upanishad.
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An initial silence is followed by a brief talk on the inquiry, “Who am I?”, freedom from the delusion of being an ego or individual entity, and the unchanging, eternal nature of the Self. Dialogues on action and Knowledge, tendencies about food and freedom from misidentification with the body, so-called world life of daily life and perpetual spiritual meditation, no-birth and no-creation, humility in spiritual practices, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from Svetasvatara Upanishad.
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Initial silence is followed by a brief discourse about how the Self is not the individual (ego) and the Realization of the Self as the Knowledge of this true identity. Dialogues about Self-inquiry, the source of what is true, good, and beautiful, where one truly is, transcendence of the senses, the meaning of sphurana, one’s only identity, and conviction in the existence of the Absolute as a basis for spiritual practice. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from Svetasvatara Upanishad.
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Following an initial silence, there is a discourse on the Reality of the Self, Existence, and nature of illusion, revealing that Existence alone is and why illusion is considered not to be at all and also only the Reality (the Self). Dialogues on detachment, no ego, how the spiritual alone actually is, the view of others and their religious practices, why Consciousness, which is Knowledge, always and alone is, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from Svetasvatara Upanishad.
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Silence begins this satsang, followed by a talk about absorption in the Self by Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, and pure Being. Dialogues about freedom from thought, the dreamlike nature of thoughts and things, the Truth of no-ego, freedom from bewilderment and fear, Selfinquiry, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in English and Sanskrit of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Silence is followed by a talk about the Self, of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, misidentification with thought, and Liberation from such. Dialogues are about Self-inquiry, Self-Knowledge, the nature of thought, the nonexistence of thought, transcendence of transformation and samsara, happiness, changeless Consciousness, the knower being nonobjective, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Initial talk is about the origin of the Advaita Vedanta teachings, the origin of inquiry, and the origin of the sense of identity. Dialogues on being fearless when faced with the threat of bodily injury or death, the source of happiness, the knower of thought, the bodiless Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Silence followed by instruction on Self-Realization, the nature of Being, and the destruction of misidentifications starts this satsang. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, meditation, transcendence of action in the midst of activity, freedom from thoughts and the mind, the indivisibility of the Self, the absence of an ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Initial discourse is about the nonobjective nature of Self-Realization. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, distinguishing worldly knowledge from true spiritual Knowledge, a verse from the Bhagavad Gita, the unborn nature of the Self and no creation, all is the Self, japa and meditation and Self-inquiry, the nature of Existence and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Initial silence is followed by a talk about the nature of Being, Self-inquiry, and the egoless state. Dialogues on the three states and transcendence of misidentification, the nonexistence of the ego, the singularity of the Self, listening, reflection, and meditation, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Initial silence is followed by a talk about what exists, what is only thought to exist, Being-Consciousness-Bliss, and the inquiry, “Who am I?” Dialogues are about ordinary states of mind and the natural state of Absolute Consciousness, the source of love, the nonexistence of thought, the unreality of ignorance, misidentification with the body, tracing one’s identity, the knower and the known, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Silence followed by a talk on the nature of Being, Self-inquiry, and the great aphorisms of the Upanishads. Dialogues on happiness, Self-inquiry, profound spiritual experience, the nonexistence of the ego, the nature of thought, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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The initial silence is followed by a talk on the knowing oneself. Dialogues about some aspects of the first invocation verse of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Saddarshanam, the jiva and its life story contrasted with the Knowledge of oneself as Brahman, Self-inquiry and the Knowledge of Existence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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A considerable period of silence is followed by an initial talk about the nondual nature of the Self and its Realization, Self-inquiry, dissolution of duality, the substrate and Witness, and the Absolute Self. Dialogues on freedom from suffering in the midst of pain, is all suffering or is all bliss, what is the inquiry and where discrimination (viveka) occurs, detachment from worldly blame, the non-ego state, the nonexistence of the individual and the Being of the Self, Consciousness, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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Initial silence is followed by a brief talk about Self-inquiry and how the Self can never be other than what it is. Dialogues on the transcendence of the states of mind, the knower and the known, diet and the Self, the three states, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Annapurna Upanishad.
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This satsang was a part of the Jayanti celebrations of Sri Ramana Maharshi at the SAT temple. This recording begins with silence, followed by some brief remarks about the Truth and the teachings. Then, follows recitations in Tamil with English translation and succinct commentary on selected verses of the Supplement to the Forty Verses on Reality (detailed commentary and translation from the Sanskrit Saddarshanam had occurred previously during the Truth Revealed Retreat), with dialogues about the same.
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