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The body is false,
And so are its fears,
Heaven and hell, freedom and bondage.

It is all invention.

What can they matter to me?

I am Awareness itself.

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Two form one!
This is the root of suffering.

Only perceive
That I am one without two,
Pure awareness, pure joy,
And all the world is false.

There is no other remedy!

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As a wave,
Seething and foaming,
Is only water

So all creation,
Streaming out of the Self,
Is only the Self.

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Consider a piece of cloth.
It is only threads!

So all creation,
When you look closely,
Is only the Self.

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Your trials may be heavy, may be great, but the greatest enemy of yourself is yourself! You are immortal; your trials are mortal; they are changeable; you are unchangeable. You can unleash eternal soul powers and shatter your trials.

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It is easy.

God made all things.
There is only God.

When you know this
Desire melts away.

Clinging to nothing,
You become still...

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For I have no bounds.

I am Shiva.

Nothing arises in me.
In whom nothing is single,,
Nothing is double.

Nothing is,
Nothing is not.

What more is there to say?

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I have no father or mother; I have no family or caste;
I've never known birth, and I've never known death.
How, then, can I speak of affection or attachment?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 21

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I'm not unlearned, nor am I learned;
I don't remain silent, nor do I say anything.
How, then, can I speak of true or false doctrines?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 20

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Know well that, in samadhi, all things are One;
Know also that I'm unaffected by the attainment or
non-attainment of samadhi.
How, then, can I speak of union or separation?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 19

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"When the breath is unsteady, all is unsteady;
When the breath is still, all is still;
Remain aware of the phenomena of breath, carefully.
Inhalation gives strength and a controlled body,
Retention gives steadiness of mind and longevity,
Exhalation purifies the body and emotional spirit."

- Goraksa Sathakam

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' Stillness: The Highest Level of Intensity '


Here we are from the exuberance of Mahashivarathri to the stillness of Samyama. Shiva is an ultimate symbol of exuberant action and motionless stillness. From extraordinary or almost superhuman levels of activity in the last month we have come to the stillness of Samyama.

So, you want to be still, but you are alive and kicking! To bring this life to a certain state of stillness, one must completely dissociate with the activity of the mind. Physiological activity is not a problem — we can still that very easily — it is the psychological structure that is active. You need to understand this, the advantage that the body has over the mind is that even if you keep the body still, it exists. But if the mind becomes still, it does not exist. So, the mind will not let you become still, it will do many things unless you are entirely dissociated with the nature of your mind.

These simple methods of stilling the mind have become irrelevant to modern life because if you talk about them, it looks like exploitation. If you go somewhere spiritual, the first thing they always told you is surrender. That means, you do not make decisions. If you do not use your mind to make decisions, you will see, the mind will be largely still. If you do not understand what it means to surrender, then obedience — just do something. Sit down means sit down, stand up means stand up, speak means speak, shut up means shut up. But this is entirely “wrong” in today’s world. It is wrong if you end up in a place that is exploitative in nature. But if something is done for your wellbeing, I do not see anything wrong with it.


So, if you do not know what surrender is, at least become obedient. Without taking this step, stilling the mind is like trying to catch mercury. If you try to catch one blob of mercury, it becomes one hundred. With surrender or obedience, you can dissociate yourself with the mind. As you dissociate with the mind, you will see that stillness is a natural part of your existence because the existence is largely still. Only the physical is active, the space is still, absolutely still. Stillness is the highest level of intensity. If you experience a bit of stillness within, suddenly your body, mind – everything – is exuberantly intense. It is a different level of life altogether.

If one has to become still, the individual mind has to become less and less important. This is coming from a knowing that the existence itself is a living mind. When such a huge mind is at work, better keep your petty mind aside. If you cannot see the cosmic mind, at least see that the mind of someone who is beyond you is at work. But not in today’s world! That is called slavery. Today’s spiritual process is crippled; we cannot do so many things, but we are still supposed to take people to enlightenment! We are asked to remove the tires of a car, but still drive it very far!

Spiritual masters are always finding easier ways of doing things. If today, at lunchtime, you decide to eat noodles through your ears, we might tell you to try eating through your nostrils; at least the food will go down your throat. You can even try the soup! It will be easier, but you will still find it difficult. If you open your mouth, it will be a joy to eat. The spiritual process is like this. Right now, you are like, “I cannot do this, I cannot do that, but give me a spiritual process!” So, we are trying through your ears, eyes and nostrils – it is very hard, but what to do? We believe if we keep forcing food through your nose, one day you will open your mouth. Not by any teaching, just through sheer sense. We are waiting for that day when you will open your mouth. What a ridiculous thing it is to be a Guru!

Samyama is a state where you are fully aware that you are not the body, the mind or the world. If you are free from these three things, there can be no suffering. That is the aim of Samyama, to move from the chaos of the body and the mind, to the utter stillness within. Six hundred and seventy diehard seekers have come from all over the world to reach this state, and they are doing phenomenally well. For the first few days, they struggled through their physical limitations, but have now moved beautifully into stillness.

May you know the stillness of Samyama.

Love & Grace,

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Stillness is the highest level of intensity. If you experience a bit of stillness within, suddenly your body, mind – everything – is exuberantly intense.

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I have never been lonely because the Creator has never left me for a moment. He has never left anyone for a moment.

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My Heart is so full with the joy of the holy spirit.
It is filled with it.
If something tremendous was not destined to happen here,
I would not come to Rishikesh. I would not have been made to take this journey at this time. For consciousness never waste it's expression.
Every day I am looking for You.
Every single day.
Not one of you should miss this chance because whatever else you are searching for cannot compare with the discovery of your own true nature. Take my word for it.
You must win your Self back from the grip of delusion.
Have this winning attitude.
Grace is assisting you to come to a place like this.
Because of the power and directness of the teaching and pointing, you will come up against forces that work in the opposite direction to keep you small-minded and identified only as a 'person'.
The 'person' is only a costume that consciousness wears for a few seasons but now It is growing tired of the complexities and limitations of personhood and longs to come home to it's completeness.
Your Being is naturally happy, so full of joy, so totally content and filled with the presence of God. It really does not need a relationship with the 'person'. Be willing to cut it loose.
Sometimes I feel a bit like a fisherman going out to catch a fish or two with a string, a hook and a little worm.
But here I come with a great net with the intention to catch as many as is possible for it is feeling in my heart like here is a harvest for freedom.
We have to listen with the universal Heart, not just with the limited mind.
And you must overcome the serpent's voice.
Whatever power is needed is already there in you.
Use your power of discernment well.
You have been touched by an energy of light and joy, a deep sense of presence has awakened.
It is your fragrance – It is You.
When I point to you, don't think it is not you but someone else.
Believe it is you. It is your turn.
Come with an urgency but not a haste.
Goodness is on your side.
You have total advantage for the goal is already within you.
Yet, something wants to spoil it.
It is the same guy again.
But he can only spoil things with your assistance.
And in the big picture, he is part of the dance of life.
Without him, there is nothing to overcome.
And life is a game of transcendence.
You must be wise not merely clever.
If you want to be happy, no one can stop you.
If you want to be free, nothing can stop you.


Make your choice.

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Know well that I'm unaffected by the appearance or
non-appearance of the world;
To me, there is neither maya or its absence.
How, then, can I speak of the performance of right actions?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 18

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I never experience sleeping, waking, or the deep yogic trance;
To me, there is neither night-time nor day.
How, then, can I speak of the four states of the mind?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 17

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I've never experienced death or deathlessness, nor evil or good;
None of these opposites exist in me, my child.
How, then, can I speak of "impurity" or "purity"?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 16

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I've never been either formless or with form;
I've never had a beginning, middle, or end.
How, then, can I speak, friend, of "youth" or of "old-age"?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 15

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I'm neither free of, nor bound by, the senses;
I follow no rules of "should" or "shouldn't."
How, then, can I speak, friend, of "success" or of "failure"?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 14

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One can't speak of something separate from the Self;
One cannot speak of what doesn't exist.
How, then, can I speak, friend, of "similar" or "dissimilar"?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 13

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I have no body, nor am I without bodies;
I have neither intellect, nor mind, nor senses.
How, then, could I speak of attraction or repulsion?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 12

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There's no superimposer and nothing superimposed;
I am neither "the knower" nor "the object of knowledge."
How, then, could I speak of creation or dissolution?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 11

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Truly, I am neither a perceiver nor an object of perception;
I am not a cause, nor am I an effect.
How, then, shall I say that I'm "the knower" or "the known"?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 10

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There's nothing that pervades, and nothing that's pervaded;
There is neither manifestation nor de-manifestation.
How, then, could I speak of "the Void" or its opposite?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 9

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I'm not the worshipper nor the object of worship.
I give no words of instruction, nor do I perform any actions.
My nature is Consciousness; how, then, could I speak?
My nature is Freedom; there's no maya to me.

Chaturthodhyayah
Chapter 4, Verse 8

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