September 29, 2017

How the sages live in the world

Welcome to Satsang. When we are together, it is always a beautiful opportunity to look at this experience of life.

It is important to know that you are not before a teacher at this meeting. Here, there is no teaching. I have nothing to teach you. What we have in these meetings is a moment of investigation, which also accompanies this Silence.

So, we have this instant, which is Meditation and, naturally, an instant of devotion to the Truth. So, it is not a teaching. I have nothing new to tell you. I am not a preacher, a speaker, or a philosopher. I am just investigating with you your own Reality. So, it is not a teaching, it is a statement about your Reality, about Life.

I am talking about You - who is myself - about the Nature of Consciousness, about the Truth of Life. You are this Consciousness, Presence and Happiness. You are not the body, not the mind, not a "person" living in the world. That, which seems to be like this, is not the Truth. It seems you are somebody inside the body, living in the world, but this is not Truth. This is something that is always changing. The world, the body, the mind, the experience of life and history change. This is not you, it is only a temporary, momentary apparition, it is not the Reality, the Truth. You need to find out what in fact, Truly, You are, and this is what we are dealing here, in Satsang.

You must realize this by yourself, through your own experience of the reality about yourself. It is not a matter of listening to my speech and theoretically to agree or to think this is a totally absurd.

You are pure Being, pure Consciousness, pure Happiness, but it is not about hearing, believing and repeating it theoretically. It is necessary to realize your Real State, your Natural State, and that is why I invite you to be in Satsang.

After all, what is life, what is this world? Your sense of reality in this world is the same sense of reality in the dream. But, which one is, in fact, real: your dream or this world? You attach yourself to this world, thinking that your real life is in it.

Likewise, when you dream, you attach yourself to the experience of the dream, thinking that it is a real experience, while, in fact, it is only the experience of a character, of a supposed present entity. This happens both in the dream and in this waking state. So, here is just a dream too. Nothing can happen to you, either in the dream or here.
You are experiencing a very great complication, which is the belief of being someone in this experience called "human life," "personal life." It is necessary to awaken, to rid yourself of this illusion, to let it go. So, this is what we are talking about in Satsang: the end of the illusion of the "I." Everything else is only an experience in the mind, an apparition.

These apparitions in the mind, these appearances, are like hypnosis: a world that seems real, but it is only an imagination, a dream. While you are confusing yourself with an entity present in this experience called "human life," you will be overloaded with afflictions, problems. It will always be happening only for this ego-consciousness, for that ego-identity, for this hypnotized mind, for this sense of "being someone."

Is not it beautiful?

You are confusing yourself with this. One time you are happy, another time you are sad; one time you feel good, in another one you feel bad. You are identifying with the experience "I am the body," "I am somebody in the world."

This is what we are talking about in Satsang: the end of all this, of this illusion, of this lie that mind has produced. You have forgotten that all of this is only a dream, whether it is the dream of living in the world or the dream of living in the experience of the dream, which happens at night when the body sleeps.

How do you rid yourself of all this? Simply observing, stopping valorizing the experimenter present in the experience. You are very addicted to "being someone," in this self-importance of "being present" in doing, thinking, feeling, acting, performing things. How do we release this illusion? By observing everything around us without attaching ourselves to anything, by disidentifying from the experience of "being someone."

To understand yourself means knowing that you are not the doer, the thinker, the achiever, the controller, or the one who decides. Everything is already happening in this Divine Will, it is the Will of God being made. You are only carrying a huge burden on your shoulders, instead of relaxing and surrendering this illusion of responsibility.

How do you do this? I repeat: simply knowing that everything is already being managed, taken care of, done, accomplished by a power greater than you.

This is like a leaf when it falls into a stream and flows downstream. Sometimes, it bumps logs or rocks, but it keeps going down. It has some mishaps on this flowing, but it continues to go down... It does not resist the current; it has no force against the current. You, in the ego, want to fight against Life, or try to cling to one of the "stones" not to continue going down; you want to fight against what Existence has already preordained. Everything is preordained by Grace, by God, but you want to do what the leaf does not do, clinging to a trunk, clinging to a stone, fighting against what is already preordained. You must relax, accept this Will, the Divine Will, and abandon all conditioning.

This is how the Sages live in the world. Sages are those who are surrendering themselves to the Truth of their Being, to the Truth of God. This is devotion, is surrender, and this is the work of Awakening.

Reality arises and happens according to this one Will that does all things, and, therefore, Happiness, Peace, Freedom and Truth are present.

It is when there is no resistance, there is no ego, there is no such sense of control, the illusory sense of the doer, the thinker, the achiever. So, Love, Freedom, Happiness and Peace arise according to this one Will, because there is no "one" struggling against What is, against the Reality, the Truth. You do not have to think about it, to feel it, to make decisions about it; you only need to observe, disidentifying from what appears, happens, moment by moment.

So, when the thought comes to you, just observe it clearly and release it. After all, to whom does this thought happen? To “me." And what is this "me"? It is an idea, a belief, a concept, the illusion of a present thinking entity. Break the habit of "being someone," of assuming those thoughts happening as if they were "your" thoughts, the actions happening as if they were "your" actions, what is happening around you as if it were happening to you... Everything is just happening and there is no one special in it. The conditioning is basically this: you are very important, very special. There it is the illusion. Who am I? What is the source? Where does it come from? To whom is this appearing?

Participant: Master, so, my job, which I cannot stand anymore, is a creation? If it a better job will take place, will it appear naturally?

Master Gualberto: Better or worse are just concepts that the mind creates about what happens, about what appears. You say, "I cannot stand it anymore." Who is this that cannot stand it anymore? As long as there is some form of resistance, there will be some kind of suffering. Resistance to life, as it is presented, is conflict and suffering. So, in the ego, this becomes unbearable. Who is this pain for? Who is this that cannot stand it anymore?

Perhaps, this is a great opportunity for you to realize how much resistance is present before what Existence is showing you. It is your opportunity to go beyond this identification with the sense of an "I" present in this work experience.

There is no conflict, no suffering and no resistance when there is no ego. Resistance, conflict and suffering are the ego! The problem is never what is happening on the outside, but how it is seen, experienced, internally.

* Originally published in June 26, 2017
**Transcribed from a speech on an online meeting in the evening of April 3rd, 2017. Online meetings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 p.m. - . BRT (Brasília Time Zone) Download Paltalk app and Join Us!

September 26, 2017

Be still

My work with you in Satsang is to show you that you have never been far from yourself. You have to change your view. You are looking outside, looking at what is apparent; you are looking at apparitions and valorizing them. I am inviting you to look at That which sees everything. Since you cannot look at That which sees, you may give up looking outside. Then, That which sees - where everything is seen - reveals itself as your True Nature

The Sages call this "to be quiet." The thought, the feeling and the sensation come and you remain quiet, then, they go away; a history comes, you keep quiet and it goes away; another history comes up, you be quiet and it goes away.

As you remain quiet and look at What sees, your natural state emerges, and, thus, your look changes, because what is seen is no longer the "outside," but “What it is” is what is being seen. Thus, the meaning of the "I" (which is what gives the value of an entity present to what is seen in the experience) disappears. 

All the problems you have are based on the idea that "you" are there. In fact, "you" are not there. There is only Him there, and He has no problem. You particularize a belief for a particular body or a particular name, and, thus, a particular history arises. How this is fascinating! It is fascinating to realize that there is no one present in what happens. Everything happens in Him, by Him and for Him! It is all His show, it is all His game! 

One is born, another dies; one wins, another loses; one is positive, another is negative; one is male, another is female; one is healthy, the other is sick... This is the game, but it is His game! 

There is no harm, nothing to be regretted. Nothing is lost, destroyed or ends... Nothing ends and nothing begins. This is the game! 

Nothing is really beginning; Nothing is actually ending; nothing is in fact a permanent victory or a permanent defeat. Everything is a game, a game of Him! 

If you choose one part, you deny another. So, you particularize one side, which is what pleases at the most the conditioning pattern of the "person" you believe to be. This is illusion, which is suffering! I know you want no one in your family to die, but I have some news to give you: they will die! And you too, which is worse. This is because you were born... or it seems that way. 

Would you like a perfect health? Impossible! People go on a diet, do exercise, eat properly...They go crazy about this thing of natural and macrobiotic food. They do not eat pudding, chocolate... All natural! Not too much sugar, too much salt... Anything! A perfect health! This does not exist! Everyone is going to die! Even you will die! 

Disenchant yourself from this! Disidentify from the body, because it will die; disidentify from the history, because those who are part of this "your history" will also die. But, all this is a game of Him! There is no you in it! People come to me wanting a model, in order to know what they can and cannot do; what they should eat and what they should not; what to do or not to do; what should be or may not be... 

Just remember this: it is all a game of Him! There is only Him! Stop trusting in the illusion!

*Originally published in Portuguese in June 21, 2017
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September 21, 2017

Freedom is to assume the Truth of your Real Nature

In these meetings, we have the opportunity to sit together, to be quiet and to enter into this moment of investigation, in this moment of silence.

It is crucial to understand that life is a game. In fact, a divine game. All you have to do is to disidentify internally, psychologically, and everything will be all right. I am saying that you must let life go on and just allow everything to be seen that way.

There is nothing to do! Everything is already happening! Everything is already happening according to this Divine Will! In your life, what prevails is this Divine Will, which is what happens.

Let each thing happen, each thing appear... Appear as it is! It is important that you remember that thoughts are also part of this; the feelings too. You are also part of what is appearing. There is nothing escaping from this Divine Will! This may sound very strange, but it is just like this. These responses of actions, thoughts, feelings, all of this is part of that apparition, of what is appearing.

When you no longer confuse yourself as "someone present" in these apparitions, you are free! You are this Freedom!

Problems arise only when you confuse yourself with the belief that you are someone who has to take responsibility, in this idea of being the author, the director, the doer, the one who chooses, the one who decides, the one who bosses around.

There is no individual taking care of his own affairs. What prevails is this Intelligence, this absolute Presence, That which cannot be explained. What prevails is this Silence.

Everyone is worried about getting rid of the mind - this is the mind searching for getting rid of the mind. Everyone is trying hardly, in a very complicated way to get rid of the mind.

The fastest way is simply to ask, "To whom are these thoughts going on?" Or "Where do these thoughts come from?" Then, we come to a point where there is nobody... Because there is not anybody! The thoughts, the feelings, the sensations and the emotions are apparitions without an author.

This is Freedom! Freedom is to assume the Truth of your Real Nature, of your Real Identity, which is not personal. There is no "person", there is no "I"!

This is very basic... Very strange, but it is basic. It is strange and basic, but it is fundamental! This direct perception of This, to feel It directly is so beautiful! When you use words, you destroy It, because It is beyond words, beyond thoughts. Words like "awakening", "enlightenment" and "realization" are just words, too.

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September 19, 2017

Your problem is the illusion there is a world separate from God

This is always a unique moment for each of you. This is a moment of Reality, of Truth, of Presence, of Grace... it is a moment of God in your life, a moment of Awakening! In this Awakening, everything comes naturally. Without the Awakening, there is only illusion - the illusion about it were not here what it is already here.

Ramana used to say that the man is sheltered under a shadow, a beautiful shadow. However, he moves away from this shadow, this soft, fresh shadow, and he begins to walk under the sun. Until one day he realizes that it is not worth staying under the hot sun, suffering because of all the heat. Then, this man returns... He returns to the shadow and there again he sits down and rests. The shadow was never far from him. He has only moved away from his origin, his place, his true nature. This is the whole game! Here the game happens! 

There was a girl who lived in a house of prostitution, and when she used to open the window in the morning, she always saw a preacher across the street. Every day he was there. He stood in front of the market talking about the virtues of God and human sins, pointing to that house.

That preacher condemned all sins. He was a man who considered himself righteous, very pure, so saint. Then, the girl began to listen more closely to those words and began to feel great sorrow from inside. She began to lament, saying in her heart with tears in her eyes: "My mother lived here... I was born here. I wish so much I had a different destiny, to be a spiritual person like that preacher, but I am a sinner. How I wish I had another destiny! How I want to have the freedom and happiness of that man who is speaking of the virtues of God! "

The years have passed, both got old and died. When they presented themselves before Saint Peter, the preacher was already beating his chest and said, “Saint Peter, here I am! I have always spoken of the virtues of God! I am ready! Because of my righteousness, purity and holiness, I am ready to enter heaven!” Saint Peter turned to him and said: “Hey! Wait! Your place is not here!” Having said that, he raised his arms and a door opened... There was fire everywhere! “That is where you have to go!” said Saint Peter.

The man got surprised and shouted: “But, it is not possible!!! What is it?! What injustice is that?! I have spent my whole life proclaiming the divine virtues!! What am I going to do in hell?” “That's the point!” exclaimed Saint Peter, and then he turned to the lady: “My daughter, come here.” The man, understanding nothing at all, asked: “What do you want with this lady?”, and Saint Peter replied: "You have spent your whole life seeing many sinners, seeing yourself as a saint before them, but this lady spent her life, since she first heard it, still very young, with her heart turned to God!” Therefore, Saint Peter received that woman in heaven.

The point is that nobody is a sinner, nobody is a sufferer. Likewise, nobody is righteous, nobody is holy. When you are in Satsang, you have the opportunity to look at what you are and to discover your Real Nature, the Truth about you.

Thought tells you that you are a sinner or you are righteous; that you are healthy or sick, poor or rich, wise or foolish, great or small... The thought tells you that you are this or that, whether it is a girl or a boy, a man or a woman, a child or a young man, a mother, a daughter... The thought tells you that you are Brazilian, American, Japanese, white, black... The thought tells you all of this!

To discover What you are, the Truth about you, the Reality about yourself is to go beyond the illusion of being “someone”, having a name, a form, being somewhere, belonging to some group, country, family, religion... It is necessary to let this go and to discover yourself in your True Nature, in your Reality, as pure Consciousness, as pure Divine Presence, as pure Truth, as pure Freedom, as pure Happiness! Satsang shows you What you are!

Satsang means “encounter with Reality”, “encounter with the Truth”, “encounter with your Self”, which is beyond birth and death; beyond religion, nationality, social and physical condition; beyond time and space. Pure Consciousness! Pure Being! Your nature is Love, it is Wisdom, it is Beatitude!

You see the other in the form because the thought says the other has a shape. When you no longer see yourself as a person, you do not valorize people anymore; when you stop seeing yourself in the form, you no longer valorize the form, any form. Then, your look is the look of God! In fact, God sees nothing but Himself everywhere, because there is only Him! This multiplicity of forms is apparent for the thought, not for the Nature, the Essence of these apparitions, That where all of this appears.

All the conditioning you have received over the years has been  taken place for you to valorize the story of this character that you believe to be in that context, with many characters around you, those you also believe to exist.

In these talks, I am inviting you to look from the Essential Nature of all apparitions, in order to make this pattern of conditioning (that format based on mental beliefs, on programmings that have been given to you) fall away, disappear! Therefore, you can deal with life as it is!

The apparitions do not seem as reality now, because the reality now is That where all this is showing up. Therefore, the world, the body and the mind are no longer real. Their reality is the reality of this Consciousness present in these apparitions. So, the body and the world are real in This that makes everything real. When everything is real in This that you are, nothing is separate from you. This is Liberation! When It is present, suffering ends, because the illusion of being “someone”, of having a separate world for this “someone” ends. The notion of heaven and hell, sacred and profane, preacher and prostitute disappears!

You can see the world as it is, it is what you are: God! There is only God! It is Him who sees Himself by seeing the world. Your problem is not the absence of God! This is not the problem of the world! God is not lacking in the world, neither is at fault with the world. Your problem is the illusion that there is a world separate from God. Your problem is the illusion that you exist as "someone" who may have problems in a world that is separate from you.

So, the man moves away from the shadow and goes to the heat of the sun. He walks, walks, walks... as He could not stand the heat anymore, he returns to the shadow again. However, he was under the shadow! You have always been there! You have never left the shadow, this rest, this relaxation, this freshness, this sweetness that is the Divine, which is God! You have never left Him! You have never been away from Him! You cannot, you never could and you can never go away from Yourself! All this separation is just an illusion - the illusion of that conditioning you have received, which makes you believe that you are a person with particular things and matters to solve.

* Transcribed from an online meeting in the night of November 4th, 2016 - Online meetings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 p.m . BRT (Brasília Time Zone)
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September 14, 2017

It is essential to release this identification with the mind and body

The only thing that matters is this encounter called Satsang, which is the encounter with the Truth, with Reality.

Here, we are turned towards this Silence, which is Consciousness, which is the Real Knowledge, which in India is called Jnana. It is not about the knowledge where there is "someone" being the knower, "someone" possessing it. It is not! Jnana is Pure Knowledge, in which there is neither the knower nor the known thing. This Knowledge is Consciousness.

The word Jnana does not make much sense to Westerners. The literal meaning of the word is "knowledge", which for the Westerners means "someone" knowing something. So, there are the knower and that it is known, but it is not in that sense that we are using the word "knowledge" here. We are talking about a Perception where there is not the "perceiver", a Knowledge where there is not the "knower" and a Consciousness where there is not a "person conscious".

In your contact with the world, in this relationship, there is "someone". In fact, this "someone" is only an imagination, and this world, a perception. All objects are apparent, but you are treating this body and mind (which are also objects) as if they were being experienced by "someone". That is, you are not treating the body, or the mind, or the world just as an experience of an object. This is the whole problem! You are treating the body, the mind and the world as if they were real for this "me", for this "I". As if they were life itself, the "real life".

Your "real life" is something it is being seen in that way. You do not see that these are just apparitions and you believe this is your real life, the real life of this "I", of this "me". So, you are in this illusion: "I am in the body and this is my life". Whatever happens to the body or to the world you consider that it is something real, your life.

Because of that, you are attaching yourself to this identification, to this idea of being someone who lives a human and personal history. All your histories are personal (in fact, they are only memories, remembrances, beliefs and thoughts), and this gives to you the illusory sense of a present "I". So, everything that is happening in "your history" is happening in "your life", which represents the illusion of this present identity, of this "I" present inside the body.

We get confused with the mind and body, and we say, "I!" Realization is the end of this illusion - from the illusion "I am the body", "I am in the world" and this whole history is "my history".

Your True Nature is Consciousness, is Pure Knowledge! Your Real Nature is beyond birth and death! Your Real Nature has no history and it is not attached to time! Your True Nature is Sat-Chit-Ananda! Your True Nature is Meditation! Meditation is You in the Natural State, which is Presence, which is impersonality, which is beyond time!                             
It is essential to release this history, this identification with the mind, with the body, and to recognize yourself. In this recognition, there is only Pure Knowledge and not a "somebody" in it. When This is present, there is only this Perception, this Pure Knowledge, and this is Freedom, Truth, Happiness, Love. At this point, you are no longer confused with objects, such as the body, as the mind or as the world. You are aware of this Reality, of this Perception. 

Everything you see in the world is just an idea about it. Everything you see, all your personal experience, is just a thought about it, in which you confuse yourself, identify with and, therefore, you suffer.

I know that your house, your car, your children and your family seem very real, but they only appear when you remember them. When you remember, this shows up. In deep sleep, this does not appear, and when you do not talk about them, they disappear, because they are only apparitions that thought brings as a remembrance.

Right now, I mentioned the car and you remembered there is a car. Before that, you did not remember that you had a car, it was not there... They are apparitions that arise with the thought.

You always live and remain as Consciousness, and there is nothing in It, there is no one unless the thought brings something and says it is there. Your world is thought. Even the emotional pain of losing someone needs the memory to be felt. Without the remembrance, there is no pain, no suffering. This is your world, the world that thought makes it appear to this particular "I", that "me". It is always this "I" in its particular history that suffers.

If someone steals your friend's car, it will not worry you, but if it is your car, it will worry you. In fact, until you know they have stolen your car, you are not worried. Only when you find out this, you get concerned. This is your interpretation of the world. So, your world, your history and your suffering are personal. This sense of "person" sustains the suffering, the sense of separation, the sense of duality - "I and the world". Even the love you feel is related to this imagination. This love is not real! Everything you know, experience, feel is related to the history of this "you"... but this "you" is the illusion.

*Transcribed from a speech on an online meeting in the evening of April 17 th , 2017. Online meetings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 p.m. BRT (Brasília Time Zone)
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September 11, 2017

The art of Being is to remain as pure Consciousness

What do we investigate in these meetings? That what we intimately know about ourselves. Yes... it sounds paradoxical. We investigate, we explore what we already know to be in ourselves.

So what is the difficulty? The difficulty is that we confuse what we are with the thoughts, feelings, sensations and emotions that pass in this mechanism, in this body-mind. Thus, we discard, we despise what we are intimately. When we do this, we attach ourselves to this illusion of a limited and personal entity trapped in time and space.

Then, realize that it is basically this: we explore, investigate what we know that is in ourselves, but we despise it because we are constantly - as a matter of conditioning - attached to an "I", which is the imagination of the thought about ourselves. It may sound quite curious and funny as well. How can we do this? Only the Grace explains.

Consciousness is that what is there, present, conscious of Itself, as pure Being. In order to explore this Consciousness, it is necessary to disidentify ourselves from the thought, the feeling, the emotion, the sensation of this "I". It is necessary to disidentify ourselves from this "me", to let this "me" go, which is this identification with the thought, with the feeling, with the emotion, with the sensation, with this experience of this "someone" that you believe to be.

This Consciousness, this Reality that we are is aware of Itself, free from the illusion "I am the body", "I am a person inside the body - a limited person, located in space and time". This is an illusion! What is this present here, in that moment, now, that can recognize the thought, the feeling, the sensation, the emotion and the body? Of course, it is this Consciousness. If It can recognize it, It is something separate from it.

Notice that the thought cannot recognize the Consciousness, but It can recognize the thought. The body cannot recognize the Consciousness, but It can recognize the presence of the body, the sensation in the body, the emotion in the body, in this organism. There is something that can perceive the presence of this whole process. That something is the Consciousness.

Therefore, this Consciousness is aware of Itself, while the body is not aware of itself, the thought is not aware of itself... The emotion is a phenomenon, but it is not aware of itself, neither is the sensation.

However, Consciousness is aware of this whole process. It is independent and free from all this process. Consciousness recognizes Itself - It is aware of being aware. Notice how simple this is and that there is a logic that you cannot disapprove.

Here, the art of Being - which represents this Liberation - is to remain as pure Consciousness. As I said, you have despised this Consciousness and you have been confusing yourself with the thought, with the emotion, with the feeling... You have given to it a particular, individual and personal identity. This is a fantasy, a belief! There is no such entity! There is only Consciousness! It is IT that is present and aware of this whole process. So, this Liberation is to assume That, this Reality that You are. This is Meditation!

This Consciousness, this Presence is uncaused; it is not located and remains as pure Being. Notice that this speech, like all of the speeches in Satsang, is an invitation to Meditation. Satsang is Meditation!

As long as you listen to me, there is no "you", because this "You" is this Consciousness; It is not this "you" placed in time and space. It is this "You" as Consciousness, Consciousness in Itself, with Itself, in this communing, in this sharing, in this experiencing of this unique Reality about Itself, in Itself, which is Meditation.

So, there is no "you", there is  only "You"! This is the Beauty of Satsang, the Grace of Satsang, the Presence in Satsang. The Presence in Satsang is the Grace, it is the Beauty of the Truth, of the Consciousness, which is Meditation.

This ever present Being is what it sometimes is called Awakening, or Enlightenment. This is Meditation, it is Liberation! The Truth is beautiful! This moment is the moment of Truth, something experiential, something real, your Being, without any knowledge, any theory, any belief about it.

This Consciousness, this Presence, this Truth, this Reality, this Self is this vast Space where everything appears, where objects, body, mind, sensations appear, where feelings and experiences take place.

You are this Consciousness! You are this unlimited Space!

We are facing this Reality, which is: I AM!

*Transcribed from a speech on an online meeting in the evening of January 27th, 2017
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September 7, 2017

This is always present, it is immutable.

All objects in this dream called "human life", "conscious life" (here, "conscious" is to think about, which in reality is an overlap; just this. The thought is an overlap, a thought “about” these apparitions), all this is a tremendous illusion and it is necessary to let it go, to get rid of it. This is called Awakening! Therefore, all these present objects are made only by Consciousness, in Consciousness. There are no objects as objects. Objects are Consciousness!

I am not saying that objects do not exist; I am saying that they exist, but as an apparition, which is Consciousness. It is not the illusion of the sense of "not appearing," only the illusion in the sense that "there is a separate existence". There is no separate existence! Every existence presupposes a present Consciousness, because all existence presupposes the manifestation of that Unique expression, which appears in this shape or in  that, in this way or in that. There is no object with autonomy and right, with independence of Reality. Every object, every apparition arises dependent on Consciousness; it arises in Consciousness, as Consciousness. Nothing is real in itself; everything is real In that which makes everything real. Therefore, You are real, but In That what makes you real. You are real, but In That which is your Reality.

As a character, as a concept, as a figure with a name, a shape and a story, you are a fraud. You do not exist! If you do not exist, you do not have freedom, you do not have autonomy, you do not have Consciousness; you are absolutely nothing! You are nothingness that creates the illusion of your own reality and this illusion of your own reality, which this nothingness creates; these are problems, suffering, maya. What is conceived as an object, without exception, has a name and a shape; this shape is changing and this name is being forgotten, because when the shape changes the name is forgotten. Everything that loses its shape, or changes its shape, loses its name and is forgotten. This change of shape we call death or disappearance; the forgetting of this name we call the end of memory. But every object, every apparition has the same Nature, Reality, Truth and Substance - This is always present, it is immutable.

Every experience, in its Real Nature, True Nature, is always the same ... It is always this present Consciousness, like the images we watch on movies. The substance, the nature, the quality, the basis of the apparitions, is the screen and this does not change. This is the unique nature of every experience going on there. However, the images are changing shape, losing name and other names, and other shapes are arising. Everything is changing! These images seem to be born, to grow, to evolve, to become ill, to grow old, and to die. They seem to have movements "from point A to point B", they seem to be clear, dark, go up and down, but the nature of Reality, the present Nature of that unique experience, where everything is happening, does not change. It remains unchanged! This Screen is like this.

Is that clear, people?

You are giving too much importance to the history, to the movement, to the appearance and disappearance. At times you are proud of your children, your husbands, your grandchildren; next moment, you are disappointed, frustrated, angry, wanting to get rid of them. So, you stay in this thing, in the "story of someone" in a context, occupied with the movie, with that apparition. When you do this, you separate yourself as an experiencer, experiencing frustration or pride, joy or sadness, pleasure or pain, satisfaction or dissatisfaction, feeling successful or unsuccessful within events, happenings, in everything that happens or seems to happen around you. When you do that, you abandon, because you cannot take on the Truth that there is nothing happening in That what you are. It is just a game of ego-consciousness, of the egoic consciousness; a play of the egoic mind, of that illusory sense of "someone", who is retaining the idea of ​​"being someone", holding these images - total inattention!

You are mistaking yourself for thoughts, feelings, external and internal impressions of images, imaginations of "what should" and "should not" be, what could or could not be, what should have been and so on. Meditation is necessary, which is Consciousness, which is to assume your Reality of not caring, not identifying and not mistaking yourself for thoughts and beliefs, for beliefs-feelings, for feelings-thoughts, for thoughts-feelings.

Let's end here! Thanks for the meeting! Namastê!

* Second Excerpt from a speech transcribed from an online meeting at the night of November 21st, 2016. Access our agenda, on our website, and schedule to be with us:,on line meetings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10p.m. - download Paltalk App and participate!

September 4, 2017

Is this sense of being a person still there?

These encounters always carry a new perfume. We are dealing with something always new. Truth is something like that. I have noticed how hard it has been for some of you to directly understand the importance of a work like this, the direct importance of this work. 

Why do we have this game here? Why do we have this play here? This game called Master and disciple? This play called Master and disciple?

We can think about thousands of arguments, question this in various ways, have thousands approaches in order to investigate this theme, which is the need (or not) of a game like this; a game like this where there are the figure of the Guru and the figure of the disciple, the figure of the Master and the figure of the devotee.

It is natural that some teachers, some so-called "gurus" say clearly that there is no you, that you are not real, this apparent individual present is not real. True Gurus do the same. We can take from this the idea that you can not do anything for this realization since you are not real. So there is nothing that this apparent individual, this apparent person may do for this Realization, toward that Realization.

However, we have to investigate this, because the truth is that as long as there is some form of identification with this illusion of an apparent "individual", the illusion of that "person", there will be no choice but the search.

Although, it is also common for you to hear that the search is not real since the one who is searching is not real. But I want you to look at what I am going to say. If there is this sense of separation, this sense of an "I" located within [the body], or as that body, then this belief - which is not only a belief but also a feeling – is occulting this Reality, of course.

So notice that it is a very paradoxical talk. As long as there is this sense of an "I" located here in the body, or as the body itself, this belief, this feeling will be hiding the Truth. The truth is that there is no "one", there is no "person", but this belief/feeling gives existence to this illusory entity.

So to simply theorize about it does not work. All this common speech that the guru is not necessary because there is no disciple, there is no teacher and there is no person is perfectly right, but it does not work.

It is right from the Guru's point of view, or from the point of view of the One who is outside the illusion of being an "entity", of being "someone", of being present in the world, within the body, or as the body. But if this is not real, it is just a belief, and like a belief, it does not work. It is just another theory about the Truth, but it is not the Truth.

This is where this game comes in, where the figure of the Master and the figure of the disciple appear to the one who still sees himself as a separate entity. That one who sees himself as a separate entity can not deal with the Truth; he can rather deal with beliefs.  In his beliefs he can accept the Truth of the Guru or the illusion of the guru; But in his beliefs he can not stop accepting the illusion of being "someone".

Belief has no freedom at all, but the direct experience of the Truth has Freedom. I repeat: belief does not have any freedom.

It is a tremendous illusion - the worst and the most fatal of all illusions – to weave theories about freedom or truth from the mind’s field, where there are only beliefs, theories, ideas, concepts. Truth is beyond that! The Reality of our direct experience, which is not a personal experience, is the experience without the experiencer, without the belief of a present "I"; the experience free from the idea "I am the body".

This experience, the direct experience is unlimited Consciousness, supreme Intelligence, supreme Reality. But this is not a belief, it is not a theory. Therefore, the need for the "Master and disciple" game will always be necessary while the illusion "I am the body" or "I am somebody" is present.

It is exactly the belief "I am the body" or "I am somebody" that is hiding your True Nature, your Real Nature, That which is the Truth about You. This is concealing, apparently but in a "very real" way,   the Peace, the Freedom, the Happiness, which is something inherent, innate, which is the Nature of Being.

So all these discussions are purely intellectual, something completely stupid and useless. As long as the sense of separation is present, as long as the illusion of a separate "I", of an entity in this experience of "body-mind-world" is present, the presence of the Guru’s figure is needed.

I know this is a strong punch, a very violent blow toward the presumption, the  pride and the vanity of the "I", because ego is deeply arrogant, quite self-taught, but it can not get out of the field of ego, of duality, however great its efforts. This is because all the work in the ego is the work of the ego to the ego and by the ego. All the work in the mind is the work of the mind to the mind, by the mind, to the mind, and not out of the mind.

There is no amount of arguments, statements and affirmations that can change that, because that is so. Only God recognizes God! Only Consciousness reveals Itself as Consciousness! The mind does not get there.

No practice, no meditation technique, no kind of sadhana, none of this can manifest this Reality, because This is out of time. Sadhana may have a certain place, but this is very primary, initial. Even a real sadhana, that before the figure, the Presence of the Guru, does not represent a decisive thing either.

Therefore, if this sense of separation is there, illusion is there with all its intellectuality, ability to argue, to counter-argument, to explain, to teach, to conclude, to deduce. We are saying that this apparent entity present in the pursuit of Realization, of this Happiness is the very own impediment.

Thus, this apparent present entity with crossed arms, talking about a "non-entity", a "non-person", the illusion of the disciple and the guru, it is also in the same condition. The thing is very simple, very basic. The Guru is necessary as long as the illusion is present carried with this sense of separation. 

The Guru is the necessity, because this Presence is the necessity! God is the only necessity, because He is the only Reality, the only Truth!  Everything else is beliefs, concepts, ideas, conclusions, spiritualistic opinions, philosophical conclusions, advaits or neo-advaitas conclusions, and so on. In Satsang we are dealing with the end of the sense of separation, of this illusion of "someone" located within the body here as this body; we are dealing with the end of this belief/feeling. 

We are dealing with the unlimited Consciousness, That which is the basis of all apparitions, of all and any experience. It is the end, the "falling down" of this veil, which is the veil of separateness, of duality, of suffering, of the search, of the illusion of the “I”.

This apparent and illusory entity present, this "person” speaking of a "non-person" and that there is nothing to be done, this is something completely naive, terribly stupid. What a tremendous, baneful and great illusion!

Having understood this, it gets very clear that this apparent entity is still in pursuit of happiness and at the same time saying that there is nothing to be done. How can an apparent entity, which is still in this illusion of being "someone", of being a "person", deny the need to do something, if it is still in pursuit of happiness, peace, freedom and truth? It is just a belief.

This apparent entity is only a belief too, and it believes that there is nothing to be done, but nonetheless, it continues in duality, in the ego, in the sense of separation, unhappy, in the pursuit of happiness. So, do not argue about it ever again, for it is very stupid, a thing of a very big ego. Leave the mind alone. Stop disturbing the mind. Therefore, remember this very strongly, and you will never have problem with it anymore.

I am finishing just by repeating this: if there is this sense of separation, this sense of the "I" located here, inside the body, as this body, then, this belief, this feeling is hiding the Reality, the Truth of the Self, the Truth of Sat-Chit-Ananda, the Truth of the unlimited Consciousness.  If this is present, to say that there is nothing to be done and at the same time to continue pursuing Happiness, Peace, Love and Freedom, carrying this sense of desire and fear, it is quite senseless, stupid and naive.

OK! Let's stop now. Until the next meeting. Namaste.

* Excerpt from a talk transcribed from an online meeting on the night of November 18, 2016 Access our agenda on our website and set up to be with us:
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