2008 Self-Realization Teachings

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the nature of the Knowledge of Reality, Self-Knowledge, and freedom from superimposed objective attributes. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, bhakti (devotion), the Self’s freedom from attributes, the innate, the question “Who am I?” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Adhyatma Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Sat-Cit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss, the nonexistent nature of delusion, the nature of Self-Realization. Dialogues on the meditation on the meditator, Self-inquiry, the singularity and indivisibility of the Self, the bliss of Brahman, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of the final verses of the Adhyatma Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction pithily, succinctly stated in one sentence. Dialogues follow on the nature of the Self, the perfect fullness of the Self, the impersonal nature of the spiritual quest, the omnipresence of the Reality of the Self, freedom from the body and the mind, That which is dearest, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Katha Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-Knowledge and the unreality of an ego-identity. Dialogues on spiritual practice and effort, the unreality of bondage, valid Knowledge, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Katha Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding why an Upanishad says that where there is “I” and “mine”, there is bondage, and their absence is Liberation, and why the Maharshi said that the primary upadesa is in eloquent silence. The instruction further explains Silence to be that state in which no “I” arises, in which there is no false notion of abiding as an individual. Silent Being is the nature of Self-Realization, in which Being and Knowledge are identical. Then follows an explanation that real Knowledge is unchanging and thus the root of peace and how one should know the ever-existent and cease to regard that which is objective as the Self. Dialogues on Consciousness transcendent all the three states; how Being is not an action and is utterly impersonal; how Existence is the only knower, for Consciousness is only one and identical with Existence; that the ego “I” is the root of imagination, but imagination itself, is not there; the vision of one who abides in the Truth in which there is no liberation, no bondage, no one liberated, and no one bound, but only That; how all traditions stem from the original tradition of Being; that Dakshinamurti’s silence is an “uncreated silence” which even now is; the nature of the “I” that says “my belief;” that explanations of ignorance are for its dissolution and not an example of how it has substantiality; that nothing is opposed to Truth or stands independent of Existence; the nature of one who perceives; the nature of the mind; and our true nature. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Katha Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, why Brahman alone knows itself, Self-inquiry, and how knowing and Being are identical. Dialogues on preconceptions and the knower, steady Knowledge, the nonexistence of another Self other than the Self, the nonexistence of ignorance and illusion, and the ever-present nature of the Self. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Katha Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction of Self-Realization being transcendent of any mental state and the Self’s freedom from any of the limitations of a state of mind and the experiencer of a state. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the abandonment of the notion of being bound and the destruction of ignorance, the three state and the Self’s transcendence of them, happiness and existence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Katha Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

An initial lengthy silence is followed terse spiritual instruction on the Existence of the Self. Dialogues on the absence of the ignorant one and the destruction of ignorance, Self-inquiry, and freedom from misidentification with the body. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Mundaka Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction dealing with the Self, of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, Truth-Knowledge-Infinity, transcendence of the three states, and elimination by Self-Knowledge of the ego-notion. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge, the inquiry as to who it is that has the potential to be bound, the stateless nature of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Prasna Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self as the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, Self-Knowledge, the source of happiness, absorption in God, rejoicing and Bliss, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Mandukya Upanishad with the Karika of Gaudapada.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-Knowledge, what dies and what does not perish, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the nature and source of happiness, freedom from loss of happiness amidst disagreeable circumstances, the nonexistence of the ego to be ignorant, Self-inquiry, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

This entire satsang, from the initial silence through the spiritual instruction to the dialogues focuses on the unreality of the ego, the imagination that the Self is an individual entity. The dialogues conclude with reference to the 32nd verse of the second part of the Karika by Gaudapada, which proclaims the supreme Truth, and the same verse is again included in the recitation, in Sanskrit and English, that concludes the satsang.
Satsang Recording

Following the initial period of silence, spiritual instruction is imparted regarding the undifferentiated nature of the Self and how differentiation is illusory and at the root of ignorance. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from conditions of the body and modes of the mind, Self-Knowledge, the cinema screen analogy and the transcendent, immutable nature of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is about the nature of the mind as revealed by the Maharshi and the meaning of the dissolution of the mind and Realization of the Self, which is without beginning and without end. Dialogues on dissolution of the mind, who can know the Self, Self-inquiry and the destruction of the veil of ignorance, the constancy of Existence, and transcendence of the dreamer and his dream. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

The initial spiritual instruction is about the nature of the Self and the meaning of within. Dialogues about Self-inquiry, the unmoving Consciousness, the pretense of the ego, satsang, introversion of the mind, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Gaudapada’s Karika on the Mandukya Upanishad. Note: due to a mishap with the recording equipment, one dialogue of this satsang is incomplete.

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self, which is of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, and freedom from misidentification as an ego. Dialogues follow on freedom from the mind, freedom from the ego and personality, destruction of tendencies (vasanas) by Knowledge, the source of happiness, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Amrtabindu Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

The initial spiritual instruction of this satsang, based upon quotations from Sri Ramana Maharshi’s “Who am I?” and Adi Sankra’s Advaitanubhuti, is about the nature of the one who strives for Self-Realization. Dialogues follow on the nature and source of happiness and desire, the mind and Knowledge, the Self being of the nature of Consciousness, the nonexistence of an ego “I,” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Amritabindu Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the description of the Self in the Upanishads as “not thus, not thus.” Dialogues on the dissolution of the fear of falling again into delusion, the nature of the Self, Self-inquiry, freedom from suffering, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Kaivalya Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

The initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding Self-Knowledge transcendent of ideas and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on happiness and desire for Liberation, the continuity of spiritual practice and the constancy of the Self, the meaning of “I am,” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Kaivalya Upanishad.

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry based upon the initial phrases of Taittiriya Upanishad 2:6:1. Dialogues on freedom from ignorance, the intuition of happiness, ego-dissolution, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

An initial period of silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding peace and immovable Being, Self-abidance and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the timeless and infinite nature of the Self, the identity of Bliss and Being, the absence of an ego, the nature of superimposition and ignorance, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

The initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the significance of the name, “Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi”,” and the meaning of knowing the seer. Dialogues on knowing Sri Ramana by knowing the nature of one’s own existence, the unreality of duality, the unreality of the ego, God’s instrument, the story of the Maharshi, Self-Knowledge, transcendence of being the performer of action, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

The initial silence in this satsang is followed by brief, terse spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self, the nonexistence of the ego, and the necessity of Self-inquiry for Self-Realization. Dialogues on nonobjective knowledge, the unreality of the ego, the existence of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

Initial lengthy silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of Silence and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on continuous Self-inquiry, nonobjective vision, the nonexistence of the ego, awakening from the dream of samsara, the meaning of Nirvana, the ever-existent, self-luminous nature of the Self, prayers and good deeds, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

After an initial silence, spiritual instruction is given on Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, and the nature of the Self as Sat-Cit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, continuous inquiry, the unreality of the world, the mind, freedom from thoughts and false definitions of oneself, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapters 3 and 4 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

The initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the singular nature of the sole-existent Self, described at satyam-jnanam-anantam (the True, the Knowledge, the Infinite) and as sat-cit-ananda (Being-Consciousness-Bliss). Dialogues about the inward-turned and outward turned mind, Self-inquiry, just how unreal the unreal is, freedom from imagination, the peace of the Self, satsang, being with a sage, freedom from the false notion of being the performer of action, bodilessness, surrender, detachment from the fruits of action, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 4 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-Realization, cessation of misidentification, and the incomparableness of the Self. Dialogues on nonattachment, happiness, the mind and Knowledge, Self-inquiry, the ever-same continuity of Being, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 4 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about egoless Realization of the Self, based on the 40th verse of the Anubandham (Supplement) of Forty Verses on Reality by Sri Ramana Maharshi. Dialogues on admission of mistakes and the innate Perfection, mantra and Knowledge, discerning happiness and real Being, the nature of ignorance, the immutable Perfect Fullness, the absence of an ego, non-separation from the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsang Recording

Initial instruction is about the undifferentiated Self, Brahman, from which one is not apart and the destruction of duality by turning the mind inward to its root to realize the nonexistence of the ego and the Reality of undifferentiated Being. This is followed by silence and dialogues on Grace and pure teaching, freedom from the mind, freedom from being the performer of action, happiness and detachment, transcendence of the world, body, and senses, the start of the ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the significance of the mahavakya, I am Brahman, Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the one power of the Self, intensity of spiritual practice, correction of mistakes, Self-inquiry and thoughts, Consciousness transcendent of the three states, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, the state of transcendence of all thought and all phenomena, and the importance of Self Realization. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, inquiry beyond thought, the nature of a spiritual seeker, fear of one’s definition of oneself, dissolution of the ego and the dualism that is the root of fear, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 6 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the Knowledge of the Knower, Self-inquiry, and the bodiless and egoless nature of the Self. Dialogues on the nature of happiness, the illusory nature of the ego, detachment from phenomena and the focus on the Self, the purpose of the experience of the world, freedom from the conception of being the performer of actions, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 7 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self and freedom from misidentification. Dialogues on nonobjective Knowledge, freedom from the notion of a personality, attention to the present moment contrasted with actual Self-inquiry and Knowledge, freedom from thought, the nature of the mind, the constant, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the certainty of the Truth of the Self. Dialogues on the purpose of life, destruction of the ego and personality attributes, the fruit of a life devoted to the realization of Supreme Truth, jivanmukti and videhamukti, happiness-identity-reality, ego-dissolution and the space-like, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 8 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the invariably formless nature of the Self, Self-Knowledge, the inquiry “Who am I?”, and the significance of Silence. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from the wandering mind, the absurdity of misidentification, perfection, the nonexistence of a second to Brahman, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 9 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial instruction is about the Self, Bliss, and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on nonattachment to worldly objects, the ego and suffering, ego-dissolution, nonobjective Knowledge, steadiness and depth of spiritual experience, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 9 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

“If, abandoning the misidentification with the body, you cease to give rise to the falsely assumed individuality, what is the nature of your Being?” Thus, after an initial silence, the spiritual instruction begins on Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from the mind, the inner perfection, inner happiness and detachment, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the non-origination of the ego, Self-inquiry, thought-transcendent Knowledge, the nature of all, Grace, the introverted mind, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Being-Consciousness-Bliss, the illusory knot of the ego, the knower of the Self, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Self-inquiry and transcendence of subtle experiences, steadiness of Self-Knowledge, nonattachment toward opinions, inner happiness, freedom from duality, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the Realization of the Self free of the body, mind, and ego. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, meditation depth, inquiry transcendent of thought, absence of the ego, freedom from samskaras, application of an analogy, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is about the ever-existent alone being the Self, of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Dialogues of the ever-existent nature of the Self, nonexistence of a second self or ego, the unreality of ignorance, Self-inquiry, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self’s nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, the falsity and unreality of thought, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the destruction of mental tendencies and ego-loss in Self-inquiry, the recovering of happiness, the word and silence, the homogeneous perfect fullness of the egoless Self, Knowledge of Reality, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 15 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is primarily in silence and is about the blissful Self being the only self and reality. Dialogues and the sameness of a single inquiry and continuous inquiry, the Knowledge essence of inquiry, the mind’s nature and the indivisible Consciousness, Self-inquiry and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapters 17 and 18 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by instruction on the saccidananda (Sat-Cit-Ananda) nature of the Self and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the indivisible nature of “I,” freedom from imagination, the knower of all, ever-existent Being and ever-knowing Consciousness, the right approach with an ardent desire for Realization, happiness and the though of objects, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is about the meaning of “within,” Self-inquiry, drawing from within what is needed for the spiritual quest, and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry once and continuously, the presumption of an ego, “enlightenment stories,” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is about the nonobjective nature of Self-Realization, Self-inquiry, freedom from the body, mind, and ego, and the quest for oneself. Dialogues on realizing formless Existence, desire to know what is real, the desire to know who one is, and the desire for happiness, the perceiver and the perceived, the One Self without a second, absence of the ignorant one, selfless action, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from the second chapter of the Tejobindu Upanisahd.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the undifferentiated Existence of the Self, Self-Knowledge, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on examination of the basis of opinions, the joy of spirituality, the vastness of Brahman, Self-inquiry, the nonexistence of the ego, the undivided nature of Brahman, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from the second chapter of the Tejobindu Upanisahd.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the sole-existent Self, who seeks, what is sought, the means of the path, and what is found. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, inward and outward mind, being beyond the body, Being transcendent of death, the single knower, awakening from illusion’s dream, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of selected verses from the second chapter of the Tejobindu Upanisahd.