2009 Self-Realization Teachings

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Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self, Being-Consciousness-Bliss, Self-inquiry and Self-Knoweldge, freedom from misidentification with the perceived and the conceived, and the utter nonduality of the real Self. Dialogues on Self-inquiry and “neti neti,” the darshan of Sri Ramana, transcendence of the misidentification with the body, liberation from ignorance and its cause, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

This satsang occurred on the Jayanti of Ramana Maharshi according to the Indian calendar. The satsang was part of a longer celebration that involved recitations of three poems of the Maharshi, in Sanskrit, Tamil, and English, and puja, but only the satsang portion is included in this recording. The initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on nondual Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry, inclusive of a verse by Sri Ramana. Dialogues on how to inquire to know the nature of the Self, Grace and Knowledge, the nonexistence of the ego, freedom from obstacles, the one Self, activity and inquiry, mind-transcendent Knowledge, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial spiritual instruction is about blissful Self-Knowledge, mind-transcendent Knowledge, free of any condition or state of perception or conception, and realization of one’s true identity. Dialogues on happiness and the intensity for Self-Realization, transcendence of thought, the absence of the ego, who realizes, freedom from the gunas, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nonobjective nature of the Self and its Realization, Self-inquiry, and the Self beyond the body, mind, and ego and any state or condition of these. Dialogues on the one Reality, the “I”-less I, the destruction of delusion, spiritual bliss contrasted with worldly achievement, freedom from misidentification with thought, the unborn and imperishable true Self, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the perfect fullness of the Self, Self-Realization, Self-inquiry, and Grace. Dialogues on Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, nonattachment, the mind, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the silence of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Knowledge, and the destruction of delusive concepts by inquiry into the nature of the conceiver. Dialogues on freedom from opinions, freedom from thoughts, love and selfless action, egolessness, Self-inquiry, the root of tendencies, the insignificance of thoughts, the unimportance of the ego, the destruction of misidentifications and the “I”-notion, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Self-Knowledge, full contentment, bodiless, egoless Being, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on doing all that is possible and impossible for Self-Realization, Self-inquiry, clarity of identity, the ageless Self, the end of delusive imagination, the ever-existent Consciousness, the never-existent illusion, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from the first chapter of the Ashtavakra Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the egoless nature of Being and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, happiness, seeking and the seeker, the unreality of the ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on equal vision and Self-Knowledge, both in its ostensible meaning and its indicated meaning. Dialogues on the nature of spiritual instruction, Self-inquiry, meditation in and out of a temple and in and out of satsang, the singular Existence of the Self, the use of a Vedanta analogy, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the nature of Silence, egoless Being, Self-Realization, and Self-inquiry. Thereupon, a visitor sings Sri Ramana’s Upadesa Saram in Sanskrit with a devotional refrain pertaining to Sri Ramana and Siva. Dialogues on detachment and Knowledge, the stateless Self, who is aware of the mind, bliss, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self as the solitary, undifferentiated Existence, the inquiry “Who am I?” and the elimination of ignorance. Dialogues on increasing devotion and transcending difficulties, happiness, the mind and thought, Self-inquiry and Grace, the all-encompassing nature of Grace and its existence as the Self, the certitude of the Knowledge of the Nondual, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self being the only reality and the elimination in Knowledge of all other conceptions of the Self. Dialogues on not being the performer of action, freedom from the personality, the nature of the mind, Self-inquiry, nonobjective Knowledge, the concept of a multiplicity of souls, Bliss transcending the senses, the source of happiness, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding how the Self is never a known or unknown object, Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentifications, and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, no external cause of happiness or suffering, the urge for Self-Realization, meditation, humility and egolessness, transcendence of thought, the true nature of the mind, the nonexistence of the ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the undifferentiated, undefined nature of the Self, the identity of Self-Knowledge and God-Realization, and the dissolution of the supposed individuality to reveal true Being-Consciousness. Dialogues follow a period of silence on what is life, the absence of a “me” in a devotee, Self-inquiry, the finding of inner peace, the waking and dreaming states and that which transcends them, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial instruction is about the eternal Being of the Self, humility and egolessness, questioning in quest of the Truth, devotion, and perfection, in light of the recent decease of a longstanding SAT member and Ramana devotee and the practice of Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the facts of life and death and Self-Realization, humility and absence of the ego, the value of questions, the bodiless nature of the Self, freedom from the three states, the nature of the Self and the time of death, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in English followed by singing in Sanskrit of Adi Sankaracarya’s Nirvana Satkam (Six Verses on Nirvana).
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the nature of Knowledge and Being, the four Mahavakyas and Self-inquiry. Dialogues about who misidentifies, Self-inquiry, certainty, freedom from misidentification as the performer of action, and several other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the nature of the mind, dissolution of the mind, and mind-transcendent Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the absence of differentiation, the nonexistence of the ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-inquiry, Existence, and the abandonment of the false assumption of individuality and misidentification with the body. Dialogues on serene freedom from attachment to things and circumstances, the absence of disagreements in the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial instruction is about nonobjective Self-Knowledge and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the mind, the nature of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on what leads one to the happiness and peace of Self-Realization and what does not, what is truly yours and what is truly you. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the one Self, freedom from thought, transcendence of the body, the unmoving nature of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self’s Existence and the realization of equal vision. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentification, bliss and the nonduality, form and formless Consciousness. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, and freedom from objectification. Dialogues on the deeper meaning of sravana, manana, nididhyasana and samadhi, Self-inquiry, tracing the “I” to its source, the knower and the known, all determined by the power of the Supreme, Liberation from “I” and “my,” and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self, Self-inquiry, Knowledge beyond the triads and Bliss. Dialogues on freedom from one’s ideas, Self-inquiry, the timeless and the dream of time, the timeless nature of Realization, the nonexistence of the ego and the root of ignorance, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the significance of “freedom from thought” and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, the mind, cessation of the pursuit of thought, the illusion of an individual, freedom from grief over death, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial Silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Being-Consciousness-Bliss, Satyam-Jnanam-Ananatam (the True-Knowledge-Infinity), freedom from misidentification with the body and as an ego, and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from suffering in the midst of bodily pain, destruction of vasanas (tendencies), name and form and the nameless and formless, the meaning of “objective” and the Self’s transcendence of it and other topics. Includes some dialogue between two guests among themselves in the satsang hall. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the difference-less nature of the Self and on Self-inquiry to eliminate misidentification. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from the false definition of being the performer of action, the unreal nature of the ego and ignorance, happiness, the experience of being in and out of the temple or of a holy presence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the significance of, “The knower of Brahman becomes Brahman,” and “The Self is Brahman.” Dialogues on Self-inquiry, Self-knowledge, love and Being, true Knowledge, happiness and freedom from tendencies and opinions, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the egoless nature of the Self and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, illusion’s source, nonobjective inquiry, love, the Self’s transcendence of the three states, awakening from the dream of ignorance, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of the Self, undifferentiated Being, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on dispassion and detachment, Self-inquiry, nonobjective spiritual practice, Truth beyond concepts, love and Being, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from Tejobindu Upanishad.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the nature of the Self, the illusory veil of ignorance, and the destruction of that delusion by constant, profound Self-inquiry to reveal perfectly full Bliss. Dialogues on thought-transcendent Knowledge and Existence, the unreality of the ego, being free of the false dualistic conception of “easy” or “difficult” regarding the practice of Self-inquiry, happiness and nonattachment, surrender to the Supreme Power and freedom from the misidentification as the performer of action, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the true nature of the Self and discerning such by Self-inquiry, with an emphasis on the certainty of the ever-existent. Dialogues on freedom from anger, freedom from misidentification with the body, the dissolution of false definitions of identity, the unreal nature of illusion and the one for whom it is, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the certainty and permanence of Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, words and silence, the space-like nature of the Self, the inward mind, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-Realization, Self-inquiry, the ever-attained Reality, and the destruction of the ego. Dialogues on happiness and attachment, reading sacred books, Self-inquiry, transcendence of the senses, being beyond the mind, remaining free of suffering when insulted, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the nature of Brahman, the Self, Self-inquiry, and all is Brahman. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, sattva state of mind, Grace, why and when one has happier experiences, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Self-Realization, the nature of the Self, true inquiry, and freedom from misidentifications. Dialogues on love and happiness, why and what, love and Being, the nonexistence of ignorance and the ego in the Reality of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the nature of the Self, Self-Knowledge, Self-inquiry, the unreality of the ego, and the other-less nature of the Self. Dialogues on the egoless Self, the nonobjective vision of inquiry, freedom from a second identity, bodiless Being, “I”-less Silence, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 1 and 2 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the indefinable yet self-evident nature of the true being of the self. dialogs on transcendence of thought, the infinitesimal character of the ego, the individual mind, etc. contrasted with the scope of the universe and with the absolute Brahman, the sacred in a holy place, the meaning of within, elimination of distraction from the self and ignorance, self-inquiry, and other topics. concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 2 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on infinite, undivided Consciousness, Self-Knowledge, and Self-inquiry. This is followed by silence and by dialogues on Self-inquiry, the scope of duality and nonduality, the gunas of the mind, spiritual love, the real and the unreal, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 2 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the mind’s movement and that which is ever the same, and the meaning of the sameness of God, Guru, and the Self. Dialogues on surprises and the impersonal Self, the knower and the known, Self-inquiry, the best course as stated by Sri Ramana, freedom from frustration, identity and happiness, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 2 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the impersonal (non-ego) nature of the Self and the significance of a few of the names of the Supreme. Dialogues on Voidness and the Self, Self-inquiry, the dreamlike nature of illusion, prayer and meditation, the One Self, nonattachment (vairagya) and Knowledge (Jnana), the absolute detachment of the Self, the sameness of Being, Consciousness, and Bliss, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 3 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction regarding the meaning of the Maharshi’s teaching contained in verse 39 of Sad-Vidya (Saddarshanam) concerning bondage, liberation, the real Self, and the nonexistence of the individual. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from the body, conduct toward others, no ego, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 3 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the ever-existent Self, the ever-nonexistent ego, the nature of Self-Realization, Self-inquiry, and Knowledge contrasted with action, and the nature of bondage and Liberation. Dialogues on relinquishment of the false individuality, Self-inquiry, Consciousness and the motion of the mind, the nature of the inquirer, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 3 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the undifferentiated, absolute nature of the Self, Sat-Chit-Ananda, the transcendence of the three-fold division of jagat-jiva-para (the universe, the individual, the Supreme or God), and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on egoless devotion, Consciousness beyond conception of such, that which knows nonexistence, Self-inquiry, freedom from ignorance and imagination, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 3 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on vairagya (detachment) and jnana (Knowledge), with reference to verse 33 of Saddarshanam, Self-Knowledge, and Self-inquiry. Dialogues on steady bliss, detachment and the difference-less state, being beyond likes and dislikes, transcendence of free will and destiny, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 4 of Avadhuta Gita.
Satsang Recording:

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the eternal Self, Self-Knowledge and the blissful perfect fullness of the Truth. Dialogues on “All is Consciousness,” the eternal and happiness, supreme peace, Self-inquiry, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English from chapter 4 of Avadhuta Gita.