This is a moment of Presence, of Consciousness, of Silence. In this space, we are working this investigation and dealing with the Nature of Truth. It is a moment of discovery, of verifying! There is only one present Reality, a unique Reality, and we are investigating the nature of this Reality. There is only this Being ... We are this!
The contact with this Presence, with this Being, with this Reality is the contact with ourselves. Therefore, there is not the matter of the Guru and the disciple. We are dealing with the same Reality and bowing before this same Reality. It is important that we understand this! When we talk about Ramana, about the Guru, we are talking about this same Truth about ourselves. So, in this contact, we are in contact with our own Being.
Tonight, we are bowing before this same Reality, Truth, Presence ... Before That what we are. So, every idea of Guru and disciple disappears. We are before the same Presence, the same Reality, the same Truth, this same Realization. This is the beauty of the Guru! The Guru is not something separate from This what I am, this "I Am" of this Presence, for we are always dealing with the same Consciousness, the same Truth, the same Reality.
Does everybody follow this?
God is this present Truth, this Consciousness in you, this Guru present in you, and This only exists in one thing: in surrender! When there is surrender, there is this Presence, this Consciousness, and the whole thing is there! This surrender to your Being is God, it is the Guru. So, God, the Guru, the Being and You are just one thing! Bow down before this Being, this Presence! Love that Being - your Real Being! When I talk about this Being, I am not talking about the ego, about "me". There is something of which, perhaps, you have not become aware yet, and this "something" is the absolute Reality, of which we have talked so much. This is the Reality about you and that is what we are dealing with in Satsang.
This absolute Reality is you! In this surrender, begin to realize That, begin to love Yourself, go beyond all misunderstanding, all deceit, all illusion and become Free!
In Satsang, we are dealing with this Reality, this Presence, this Happiness, with This what we are. This moment is a moment of pure Presence, of pure Consciousness ... A moment of Meditation. This teaching is not philosophical, it is not from the Greeks, the Hebrews, the Christians or the Hindus, and it has nothing to do with religion. Only This Is Real! Only This Works! This is a moment just like that: a moment to encounter with Reality, with the Truth that we are, with this Truth that we bring.
Realize that you are never in conflict, but the mind is. It is only the mind in anxiety, in depression, in confusion, not you. You mistake yourself for the mind! Your Being is never in depression, it is never in conflict. In this surrender, in this surrender to your True Nature, everything disappears. There is nothing like this called anxiety, fear, depression or conflict. This happens only in the illusion, not in you.
Who is the one who gets depressed? Who is the one who grieves?
The ego is always playing this game with you. You get confused with the mind and you get lost in the conflict. In fact, there is no ego. There is nothing there to go into depression, other than the illusion of "someone" present, which is when you mistake yourself for the mind, for the feelings. Your Real Nature is Freedom! That is what we are dealing with in Satsang. This is what we put for you all the time.
How is it for you to hear all this? How is it for you to know that you can take on the Truth about yourself?
I do not know such a thing like depression; this is just a mind game. I am talking about depression, but I could talk about anxiety, fear and all kinds of problems that the mind creates. It is just a game, but if it makes you feel good, okay! Go on! If you love living in illusion, getting mistaken for the mind, okay!
To whom does all this happen, all these problems, all these conflicts? Do not give room for it! Your Being does not know it! Get rid of the egoic mind, of the illusion. Stop feeding this egoic mind. Instead of trying to find the cause of it - which is what many people do when they seek the cause of suffering - get rid of the mind! Instead of trying to find the cause of depression, anxiety, fear, get rid of the mind, of the identification with thoughts! Cut it out of your life! Eliminate this! Get rid of the mind, get rid of that identification!
If you go to the doctor with a tumor, this doctor "extracts" the tumor. Is not it like this? The doctor "extracts" and the body is free from that tumor. That is what we are saying ... It is a matter of getting rid of it! Self-inquiry is the fastest way to "cut and throw away" this problem. Stop creating this for yourself! Stop feeding this! If you want Happiness, Peace, Freedom, remain free from the mind. If you want happiness, remain happy! If you want Peace, remain in peace! It is very simple.
Instead of finding the cause, you go to the "doctor" and he "cuts and throws it away". The doctor is the Guru, it is the Presence! When we talk about this Presence, this Grace, this Being, this disidentification of the egoic mind, we are talking about the Guru. Notice that there is no separation between you in your Real Nature and this Consciousness, the "Doctor" - the One who rids you of the "tumor."
*Transcript from a speech on an online meeting at night, on December 12th, 2016 - Meetings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 pm - Download Paltalk App and participate.