December 22, 2014

The engagement with the Truth

 

Once more, in this meeting, we are making it clear form the start, as we always have been doing, that we are not in just a conference. This is not another conference. Here we are not, nor we will be, discussing about any specific subject related to religious, philosophical, mystical, political or any other concepts. We are having this meeting to talk together, to be quiet, to be in silence, however someone is using the microphone in the position of a speaker. But our purpose here is not just listen to the words.

It is not a meeting to talk, to exchange words, questions, information… It is a meeting for self-realization, it is a meeting for investigation about ourselves, to find out who we really are. And it is about this that you will hear in this meeting. It is about this that we will be talking here, even though there is just one with the microphone. But, if we listen quietly, we will find out that although there is just one with the microphone, we are all together. We are not in a debate, we are not dealing with anything strange, anything that demands too much of any of us. This doesn’t require any special knowledge, any degree, or a preparation.

In fact, the essential subjects in life are very simple. However, our intellect has great skill in creating a great number of complications about what is fundamental, important and at the same time simple. All complications concerning life, or living, it is not because life is complex or difficult, but because the intellect has been creating all this, has been producing all this. The purpose of this meeting is to discover our essential nature; to get closer of the truth that is inherent in each one of us. To discover who we really are, beyond what the intellect has been telling us. We have been living by the intellect. We have been expressing ourselves based on the intellect. We have been getting conclusions about life around us using the intellect. Discussing with each other based on the intellect. We believe that life in the intellect is intelligent life. However, the intelligent life is the live in its wholeness, something that the intellect, just a part of it, just a fragment, can not reach. That is why the invitation to this Satsang meeting, that means “The engagement with the Truth”…

The actual word “Truth”, for the intellect, has to have a meaning because it is the nature of the intellect to provide meanings and always give an adjective, an explanation, or search an explanation for an adjective or for a substantive, and so on. But, when we use the word “Truth” in Satsang, we are talking about the “Truth of the Being”, the unlimited Truth about this Presence, this unlimited Consciousness, that cannot be defined into words, that cannot be explained… Therefore, our pledge in this meeting is to find out “who are we”, to find out the essential nature of each one of us. To go beyond this limitation, this fragment called intellect. Therefore, it is not the words that interest us.

We are not interested in the analysis, in the conclusion, in the combination of ideas for then have something to take home, or to go to sleep in a while. It is not that! We are here only to find out what “being QUIET” means, and reach in this silence our “Real Nature”. This investigation of our Real Nature necessarily goes through the discovery of what we are not – and that until then we believed we were. Part of this, is this intellectual ability that is to live. That is why we leave that aside and get closer to the investigation, with a clear consideration for the preciousness of this investigation. We call these meetings of “self investigation”- this investigation about ourselves, of what goes through our minds and our hearts, our reactions, our feelings, our emotions, our thoughts. This investigation about who we are and what we express in our lives, in our daily lives, in our relationship with others. It is not something that someone can do for us; it is something that we need to do for ourselves.

We have seen around us great sorrow, great pain, great misery. The human life centered in this illusionary identity, that has not been investigated, understood – and from what we haven’t been released from. This has meant a life in profound confusion, profound disorder, profound suffering, and profound misery. And, nevertheless, our essential nature, our Real Nature – the ones who have been doing work with themselves, have been investigating themselves, the ones who have been going deep, beyond the shallow layer of conscience (that is the common men’ consciousness, the men that carries that weight of contradictions, conflicts, day after day, after day) – those that have gone deeper into this investigation of themselves, that have the engagement, the real interest... Those that have gone with eagerness towards this direction… They have discovered, and have been telling us that; in our Real Nature, we are essentially perfection, truth, beauty, peace and happiness.

Therefore, it is left to each one of us to discover this. Not to just stay in the theoretical field, the speculation field, the belief, but to discover for ourselves! This is why we have this meeting, this opportunity. That is why we have this divine opportunity to be part of this meeting, with this engagement, with this real interest to search for ourselves. And in this journey, that is not a journey, that we are doing together (without doing anything) – each one having its own opportunity to live this in a direct way, without searching for second handed opinions, without trying to repeat this verbally, intellectually… We are talking about a direct experience. We are talking about a direct trial (without someone experimenting) of our Real Nature, our Divine Essence, of what we are and that has been forgotten…

This room is the room of memory, of remembrance. It is the room in which when we come to a meeting like this, we can return to childhood again, to discover simplicity, in which each one of us were born, but has forgotten, it is suffocated by this weird behavior, created by the act of copying, the imitation, by this huge conditioning that we have been receiving since childhood – and that has been left behind... And here we have the joy of being together. And here we have the opportunity of staying quiet and looking inside ourselves, with that simple look of wanting to find out, without any intervention, any interference, any intellectual support, but with a straight look, letting that what is inside come, flourish, show up.

That is Satsang: this meeting with ourselves! This meeting with the Truth of Being! It is not something that we can be informed intellectually, we have to experience this directly. We have to learn the meaning in a direct way. We have to get closer. And we are here tonight exactly for that.

That is why it is a joy to have you here in this meeting. It doesn’t matter if we are in a virtual room. The matter that we discuss in these meetings is The Matter. It is the matter of Being. There are many subjects to discuss, but basically the main focus is the real Being in each one of us, it is our Real Nature.  And if we are in a room – although a virtual one – if our hearts are engaged together, devoted to this in a simple way, in an objective way, in a direct way, in an eager way… If we are committed together doing this… Our hearts will be united as just one heart! And we will feel this Grace, this divine Presence, waking in each one of us, creating this profound sense of unity, this profound sense of oneness, of complicity, of the one and Real Truth of what we are.

Therefore, relax, open your hearts. Lets forget the sense of being a person, a separated identity. All these are created by this separatist sense that has a very, very strong base in the intellect itself. That is why the purpose here is not intellectual, the purpose here is not verbal, not theoretical. The purpose here is not to stay within our brains, searching inside from the information that we already have and have carried out for a long time. It is not possible to have this direct closeness of what we are through the intellect, through thoughts.

Wisdom is not born within the intellect. It is born from the comprehension of who we really are in our True Nature. The intellect is limited; it is an useful instrument for very specific purposes of daily life. But, in regard of the awakening of our essence, of our Real Nature, our Conscience, this unlimited Conscience, we have to find this reality form within the silence, from a dive, leaving everything that held us back on the surface, leaving all the weight that has kept us, to go beyond “this person”, this personal identity, in this complete realization of what we are – we have just given an example here, but there are many names to it, but none of them is real if it only stays in the intellect level, as an information, a remembrance, something that we repeat, repeat, repeat… It doesn’t matter the names, it can have many names. It is not the words that matter to us, it is the experience that does. The experience of this quietness, the experience of this Presence.

Now I would like to discuss a little bit about “the Presence”. For many, the realization of this Truth of what we are is something that will happen in time, and therefore, we have been trained, educated, stimulated – and in this regard, the books also have “helped” a lot – to believe that we must do something to achieve this. That we have to make an effort, to dedicate ourselves, to do many practices - such as spiritual, mystical, and so on – to realize THIS somewhere in the future. And what we are saying here, in this meeting, is that when we speak about this Presence, or Real State of Presence, we are talking about something to be realized within this moment. Presence is something that is met in this moment. Otherwise it wouldn’t be Presence. We are talking about Presence, and THIS Presence. And THIS Presence is something that is here right now, presenting itself in a direct way, in a very clear way. It is so clear that all our conditioning has been blocking us to see it.

That is why it has become something hard, because all its difficulty rests on this conditioning that each one of us have. That is why we are making an effort to reach THIS, we are training, practicing, connecting ourselves to a rich system of beliefs, filling our brains with information because we believe that this way we will be closer, we will reach it faster. The notion that we have is that we have to go through a long time of mornings and evenings until we can realize this. But when we speak abut the State of Presence, of Divine Realization, we are not saying something located in time. We are talking about something away from it.

If we examine well enough the “time”subject, the only really reasonable, practical, it is the time that you, when looking at your pulse in the morning, sees the watch’s hand move. Then is the watch’s time. When you wake up in the morning, the sun is at a certain position, and little by little it changes its position.  In this vision of ours, it seems that it is going up, up, up… Then, this is the time. Later on it comes the afternoon and the sun starts going down, down, until it disappears behind the mountains. We have seen this happen many times. This is the only time that exists. Now we have been conditioned to believe in a different time: the psychological time. Everything that happened to “me”, happened in the past. In fact, if I can remember, I can only remember in this present time.

Therefore, in fact, what I have from the past is just a remembrance. It is always THIS instant, THIS present moment, that makes it possible even what we call the “past” of the remembrance, or the “future” of a dream that I want to achieve, to accomplish. It is just the thought projecting itself, moving inside the Conscience field, and that happens NOW. Now is the only moment, now is the only truth, now is the only reality.

It doesn’t exist such thing as a psychological time. What exist are memories. Chronological memories, of situations on a chronological time. Just that! Yesterday or thirty minutes ago, the remembrance that I have is just a memory of an experience in time, based on the chronological time, called “yesterday” or half an hour ago. But there isn’t a psychological time. There isn’t any other type of time! The Truth – if it is really the Truth – is present now. It cannot bring in the chronological time what is not manifested in this present time.

Therefore it is an illusion our idea of realizing the Truth of the Being, to realize God, Enlightenment – or any name we want to give – tomorrow, within five years, within ten years. As if it was not here this thing that we are searching for. And, if this is clearly understood, even the verb “search” looses its meaning. We are not here to keep on searching. We are here to engage with the real state of Conscience that we are, in this instant, now, in this moment. The difficulty is that we don’t know how to allow this to happen to us because the intellect is full of ideas and concepts of what should and should not be done for this to happen. This is the obstacle that we have.

Meditation is simply to allow what is present to come out, crossing over this present transparent thinking, of the present conditioning. All forms of conditioning are transparent. The Real state of Conscience has the freedom to happen now, and cross over all this conditioning. All this in a simple and direct way. Meditation is the awareness of what we are now. It doesn’t require intellectual analysis, it doesn’t require this thing of emptying the vase little by little, until the vase is completely empty, and when the emptiness is empty, the plenitude will come and fill the vase. Nothing like that! In this observation state, all conditioning becomes transparent, all internal moves of the conscience become transparent. And this state of Presence now, crosses over all this conditioning. Through this crossing, there is a liberation of this Real State of Conscience that we are. There isn’t any power, there isn’t any prison of the so called conditioning if it is perceived this way. The difficulty that we
have is that we are not informed about this. So they give us rules, give us systems, disciplines, behavior patterns, meditation techniques, to see if we can break through this conditioning, by a certain effort…

The question is if we can be alert – just alert to this internal movement of the conscience, without any effort, without any discipline, without this will to change, to transform what we see in something else, but just look, stay straight with this. It doesn’t matter what time of though, its quality: if it is good, if it is bad, fake or true. This “backstage” that judges, that assesses: “this I like, this I don’t like”… When we are with this direct observation, everything becomes transparent, and the State of Conscience, that is present now, takes over its own place. And with this direct comprehension that I am, I don’t keep myself in the methodological path of discipline, because this is present now. Here is the peace that surpasses all the human comprehension. Here is the truth that has no name, no shape, and that we can call by many names. This is the direct state of perception of what I am. I don’t need to follow anymore any organized religion, I don’t need to believe or disbelieve in anything, I don’t need to exchange this information for another one, I don’t need more information. I don’t need any of that!  I am directly in what I am. And this reveals the Truth.

In this revelation of the Truth, I am free, I experience this freedom that is my essence, this freedom of my real nature. All the knowledge is broken, all illusion is undone. There is no more search, there is no need to keep running from one pattern to another, from one discipline to another, from one book to another, from one religion to another. All this gets undone, all this disappears. And when this happens – and this happens now, in this present moment – there is a now an energy. A new flow, a new moment. An remarkable moment, of an extraordinaire quietness, of extraordinaire beauty. A moment where a space opens in the heart, and it has a new energy and a new presence, this presence of compassion, this presence of love, this presence of Divine Grace. There is no more suffering, no more conflict, fear, anxiety, despair – as also no more hope. The reason of being is to be. A reason without a reason, a state free of every other state. This is a joy without a cause, without an external reason. An existence that is free of the separatist sense of “I”; an aware conscience, with a full conscience that everything, really everything, is part of this Single Conscience that manifests and hides everything.

Unicity, not dualism, not separation, not separateness. There is not the “I” concept anymore, the world, and God. Only this free state, in which freedom is the state itself, and where the person is not present anymore. The organism is still present with its tastes; if it has a profession, it keeps doing it. Everything remains the same, nothing is different from the physical and biological states. But the internal state, in comparison with the previous one, there is a new vision of life, a new perception of life. All concept of “my life” is gone. All concept of “my story”, based on the intellect, the thoughts, in all this gathering called “I” disappears. This is called Self-Realization, Enlightenment, Liberation. Everyone searches This – and want to find it outside.

We are This, now and here. We just were not informed yet. So far nobody informed us about it. We are provided with many information, but nobody told us about this yet. They are trying to give us something, but not this, they haven’t showed us this that is so simple and direct. A life completely free, because there is only Life. Now it is just The Life. Not “my life”, but Life, the life in its Grace, in its beauty, in its Truth… The discovery of this Supreme Reality that is present now.

Therefore, in this meeting – we have been talking for almost sixty minutes - if you observe what has been said, we haven’t spoken about a formula, about a system, about a determined practice. We are just trying through this meeting, to remember this. We are searching for a clear memory on this subject, on this subject that its only one matter: the matter of Being, of the Truth that we are. If you have been with us until now, listening and not judging, not analyzing, not discussing inside your head. “I agree with this that he has said, but I disagree with that other thing…” If you have really listened until now, completely… Some of you, I would say everyone, are together in a state of Presence where much more that this internal vision is happening. In this exact moment we have the Direct Presence.

I think that is enough.

Thank you very much!

December 19, 2014

Celebration is What You Are Now



You are this freedom ... This freedom that is inside this encounter with yourself, with you alone . It is this quality of existence that reveals itself in this instant, in this present moment; which appears like a dance, like a dance of that tree that is out there: where the wind blows is the rhythm of the music. She moves to the left, to the right , back and forth ... Her leaves dance... It follows the wind's rhythm , because that is the rhythm of the music in which it dances. This is the quality of life, this is the quality of existence, the quality of freedom when you are not present. When only the music is present, when only the sound blows , there is nothing to be done, there is nobody to do anything. It is a way of singing, dancing, being alive. Happiness is your real nature, Peace is your real nature, Love is your real nature, Freedom is your real nature, Celebration is what you are now. A party, where all the guests are well dressed, smelling good, being gorgeous, there is nothing outside THAT. Stay there , stay there... Your place, your space.

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We can look at it directly and see... Look without this sense of someone being present, but only that Presence that sees. It is only this Presence that sees everything . Are you seeing how it is? This requires no effort, does not require work in the sense that we know. There is an application there, a surrender, an entire engagement of the heart. This is not for the mind; this is not about the mind. The mind fears it. This is the end of the mind; is the end of this programming, this pattern, of all this training... This training to be miserable, to be unhappy, to feel like a slave that wants freedom. This is the end of it all... This is the end of it all.

December 16, 2014

Suffering is the thought "I am the body"



In a Satsang our master Marcos Gualberto told us this story about Ramana last days:

"From 1947 onwards Sri Ramana had been suffering from ill health. He had rheumatism of the entire body. His legs were crippled and his back and shoulders were racked with pain. He was also generally weakened. Although he was seventy years old, he looked much older than that, but he was not interested in doing anything to improve his health. The reason for his frailty was the fact that he was alleviating the karma of his devotees. There was evidence that he truly bore their burdens. There were many incidents where his devotees’ suffering disappeared when he took over their pain.

In the last year of his life his devotees grieved and suffered his oncoming death, but Sri Ramana did not care. A small nodule appeared below his left elbow in early 1949. In February the doctor removed the nodule thinking nothing of it. Within a month it recurred. This time round it was larger and more painful. Now it was diagnosed as a malignant sarcoma (cancer of soft tissues). In March doctors from Madras came and operated again. The wound did not heal properly and the tumour soon grew again to a larger size in a higher location. Amputation of the arm was suggested but as a jnani's limbs should not be removed the amputation was denied. Sri Ramana then allayed their fears by saying, “there is no cause for alarm”, as death to him is not alarming at all. Although there was obviously much pain, Sri Ramana did not appear to suffer. He answered one of his attendants: “where is the pain if there is no mind?” A jnani does feel the pain, but his mind being in bliss, the pain is much more tolerable.

The arm, which is afflicted with this sarcoma, became heavier and more inflamed each day. In August a third operation was done followed by radium treatment. After a few months of apparent improvement, the tumour reappeared climbing up higher in the arm to be nearer the shoulder. A fourth and last operation was performed in December. After this the doctors gave up hope. He celebrated his seventieth birthday on the 5th Jan1950. Many devotees knew that it was a matter of weeks. After this the tumour grew bigger up the shoulder, causing anaemia. The pain must have been excruciating, but he never complained, except that he moaned during his sleep. He was not eating, and yet he was able to thank his attendants for their care. Many devotees suggested that he should have used his own power to heal himself. His answer was a scorn: “Who could have such a thought!” One’s prarabdha (G-plan) has to be fulfilled. To the devotees who were concerned for their own welfare, he answered: “They say that I am dying but I am not going away. Where could I go? I am here”

Then our master explained to us:

"Have you ever found yourself the limitation of thought? His incapacity and limitation of known? Already noted that this is what you call "my thinking" ? Why give so much importance to a small and limited phenomenon, which we call my mind, my thoughts, my sadness, my joy, my ideas, my problems? Observe the life happening around you. What place have your personal thoughts? Today it's raining, yesterday was the sun, some children are born and others died, some birds are now fleeing the rain, others taking advantage and taking a nice bath under that same rain, We could describe things happening. The thought in us is something that also happens and without our control. Do you believe that a sentiment that occurs in this body is yours, thus as a thought and so you feel one "person" who suffers or enjoys. Some thoughts make your face smile and others face to cry, but it happens to the body, not its real nature. There is one powerful presence both inside and outside the human body that you believe is your body, all things moving and this same powerful presence is giving this body movement and life. This is absolute and supreme consciousness.

And what about thought? What is thought? He is something that happens, it's a phenomenon, independent internal and involuntary, are not you. There is no control. As the body happens, also without your control nothing is yours, or are you. Watch these physical senses open to the outside world, things are happening without you, there is no "I" in it. Smell, sight, touch, taste, this is an event that does not depend on you, you arrive in an environment and the body feels a strange smell, you come walking down the street and suddenly one scene is seen, when the fingers touch something in the brain says it is hard or soft, hot or cold, etc.

At put something in the mouth the tongue says it is bitter or sweet. everything that appears in consciousness, she is showing, are events that require the presence of the body, but everything is within this Supreme Consciousness. The problem begins when I say "I feel it", or "I think", what does that mean? When we make one consciousness experience one personal experience. When thought appropriates the phenomenon, the event. Here we have the appearance of this idea,"I am the experiencer, the author, I am the body, one person, one individual", and so all problems arise. So it is easy to observe and see where this whole "our" problem. it occurs when we identify ourselves with the thoughts with what we call "my mind" and the physical senses we call "my body". If we did not believe in this illusion there would be no problem, we would not have problems, they exist because the thought "I am the body" is there.

Observe what I tell you now, is the body that tells you "I am the body" ? Or is the thought? I'll repeat what I said, without the idea "I am the body", where are your problems? You in fainting or deep sleep where are your problems? Is it the body that is afraid of death? Where are the traumas, phobias, depression, anxiety, stress? We can not ignite the sky thus we can not hurt the real Self, our true nature, the Supreme Consciousness. Let the "mind" aside, get rid of it, all its conditioning, which revolves around the thought "I am the body". This is the end of suffering - at the end of this thought "I am the body", the end of this duality "I and the world" - here is the supreme happiness and freedom".

See what the mind has been doing with everyone


M = Master
D = disciple

D: Dear Master, help me? This morning I made contact with a sensation that accompanies me for a long time.It's like I'm out of my place in the world ... But I think it goes beyond the ego, it's like I'm out of a place ... I get a craving for doing something that is beyond a decision of the ego, of the intellect, it is strange ...It's like I needed to find the way to share that would be beyond a decision of my ego, a need to be whole in what I do.

M: See, relax in this observation... You cannot go beyond your real nature... There is nothing that can happen that cannot be observed by THAT which you are. So the only thing is to observe everything, without choice, without identifying yourself with what appears, without identifying yourself with the mind, What happens to it, or to the body, these reactions, no matter what they are, let it come, do not hold back ... But do not identify yourself with it either. You Are THAT which witnesses everything.

D: In this observation, is it possible that all I perceive disappears? That interrupts the flow of life in me? I do not know how to express this perception better ...

M: See, that's impossible! Your life is beyond this "you" that you believe to be. All of this is still your mind telling you things.. Look at it from the silence and let it say whatever it wants.

D: And the worse part is that I know that, my ego wants to find a job and a role in the world, wants stability of money, wants to build a path without scattering. Distresses me to realize that I cannot have focus to build something, it anguishes my ego, LOL.

M: See! But you were captured! That’s the way it is ... The mind never gives up, that’s what it makes very well.You cannot do anything in your mind. These projects are its illusions. Nobody can do anything. There isn´t "someone" on it. If you simply surrender to the truth of What Is, things take the place that they have to, and that is the real peace and happiness in What Is.

D: But what I'm doing here then? LOL

M: See! Who's there? Who asks this question?

D: The ego, the mind.

M: It's always like that, the "mind" is always creating traps.

D: This is exhausting me and causing pain in my entire life.

M: In whom?

D: In the ego, lol. I have been feeling - the ego lol – a desire to disappear, to isolate myself.

M: It's always the "ego", the "mind", that suffers, and wants to change everything. It is unhappy by nature, it is part of your illusion. But it is not you, it only seems to be. Disguises itself very well and still deceives you. It is like this with everyone, you will soon discover its tricks and will see what you are and what "it"is. So, thing collapses, the illusion falls, as it is now happening here. It's just the self inquiry, meditation and surrender that does it.

D: Does the Self lives fully independent from the ego? Right now, in this bullshitness of the ego, is the Self complete, full?

M: What ego? Whose Ego? This is an illusion, created by the identification there with this story that the "mind" produces to survive disguised as being "someone"!

D: What a crazy thing!! lol

M: Exactly... The question is "who" sees craziness in this? Mad for the "ego", for the "mind.

D: lol

M: This is beyond it.

D: Help!!!

M: "Who" is asking for help?

D: Does the chaos that the ego sees in the world exists?

M: "Ego" is chaos, it is only in it that it exists. All of this is in the mind.

M: Outside the mind there is no world, specially in disarray, or things out of place.

D: And the pain of humans and other beings?

M: Where is the pain?

D: Is there pain in a mistreated animal? In a devastated forest!

M: Everything suffers changes, and that is natural. There is no "someone" in it. Dying and feeling pain is natural to the body. Therefore, solve your pain first and then look at the world. First know who You are, and then you will know what the world is. The world is in your head, not outside it, Can you see it there? How the mind has been doing? With everyone? It's distracting everyone to look at themselves, trying to fix the world, they want to put an end to the pain of the world!

D: How do I solve my pain?

M: Your pain? It is your illusion of feeling like being "somebody", a "person" who can do something. Give up from the sense of "I" and the world disappears and all the pain too.

M: Anything else? Any more questions?

D: Oh, ten million of questions ...

D: But will calm down now, and keep the answers processing.LOL

D: Much deconstruction with this!

M: It's better this way. Questions are like cancer cells, they Love to multiply ...

D: And deep inside the answer is always the same!! LOL

M: Exactly, for all questions there is only one answer: get rid of the questioner.

D: Namaste, Dear Master

December 13, 2014

Walking on The Water



The disciples were alone in the boat, in the middle of the ocean, when they saw Jesus walking on the water. They shouted by His name. Jesus, showing all His love and compassion for them, walked towards them. Peter, seeing the Master walking on the water, asked his Master to allow him to do the same. Jesus consented and said to Peter to go out of the boat and walk on the water towards Him. Peter, in full “wifi state” (totally connected to the Master), in that passion for the Master, left the boat and walked towards Him. He took a few steps towards his Master, experiencing the same "miracle".

When a light breeze touched his body, he left the “wifi state”, he lost the connection to the Master, and then he focused on the mental perception of his body in that situation, in that place and condition. The fear then came upon him and he began to sink into the ocean. He begged desperate for His Master help, saying he would drown. The fear was so profound that he forgot he knew how to swim. Jesus in all his love went to his direction; He extended his hand, pulled him out of the water and put him on the boat again.”

How often will we ask the Master to get us "walk on the ego" and how many more times will we ask him for help when we let the mind "sink us"?

Keep the wifi, Notice that all the pressure that the mind does is a great game for the mind itself. You believe that there is a real world outside, with people, situations and real problems, when in fact, we are faced with the mind itself, closing in. It is a great game. The mind, in desperation, creates all kinds of pressure to drag you down back to it and back to its world. When I address you, I speak of Reality, of this Truth, of what remains unchangeable. About the mind, it will take you back again to Maya.

December 12, 2014

The Real Miracle


Our Master, Marcos Gualberto, told us this story. It is about Robert Adams when he was with Nimkarali Baba and one of his devotees came to him and said: "Master, my husband is dying, only you can save him." Nimkarali Baba was a funny old guy. He looked around and said: "Me? Can I save him?" Then he looked at all his devotees and he asked: "What should I do?" His devotees replied: "Go save him." So he said: "Okay."

So they all trudged a mile down the road, to a little shack and there was her husband in a bed with candles all around him, lying there. Nimkarali Baba looked at him and while he was looking, the candles started flickering and they went out. So Nimkarali Baba started to run back to his Ashram and everybody ran with him. When he got back there, they asked him, "Master why did you run away? What happened?" He turned around and said, "Ah God wants him to die." And that was the end of that.

So Marcos Gualberto explained to us that Nimkarali Baba's disciple asked him to do miracle, to save her husband, to change the order of the world because the mind is never satisfied, it will never be. It is the nature of mind to be unsatisfied. Without the movement of intention, the interest, the desire, the mind disappears. Everything is never quite enough for the mind.

When a desire is met, the mind make plans for the next desire, the next wish. The mind is always saying that- “I am here to have a greater satisfaction, I want something deeper, I want an experience that will give me a greater meaning, that will satisfy me even more, that makes me whole, that makes me happy! - That's the speech of the mind.

The experience is always something going on, and the mind is always trying to grab the experience to maintain its continuity, as it fears to disappear or it fears of dying. So there is nothing wrong with the death of the physical body. It is not a problem. Moreover, there are no problems - only the mind thinking that something would be different then it is. The real miracle is to realize that everything is right, everything is just what it is.

November 20, 2014

The Reality and the Truth Turns out what we are.

Scene from Little Budha

It's important to us to get here the real meaning of this meeting, we can not put THIS into words, that is the first thing that needs to be made clear to each of you present at these meetings, this meeting is not intended to make clear in words, because it is just impossible, the truth is not something that can be defined, explained, we cannot define what is the truth, we can not put into words what is the truth. 

In Satsang we settle down in silence, notice that we do not unite ourselves, we do not get together, we do not get together to do something. We cannot get to the truth, to sit in silence is the only purpose, the purpose of settle down in silence. The truth and the reality shows, the reality and the truth are revealed, it reveals itself as what we are, it is revealed as our true nature, all knowledge is limited, every definition is something stuck inside of the measures of thought, within measures of experience, knowledge, and meeting with the silence of Satsang is the encounter with the truth that we are, when we are quiet, seated together, as now here. 

So the purpose of Satsang is to settle down in silence and find the terms in this silence, this truth of our real nature, nothing to add, nothing to put on it, we cannot put anything on it, there is nothing that can be done, there is nothing that can be discovered, uncovered in the sense that was hidden and now revealed, comes the light, the truth is not like that, the truth is  something present,it is not the truth that reveals itself , it is not coming to the light, the illusion that falls apart, the illusion falls in this silence, in this meeting, in the purpose that is Satsang. 

Notice that the mind always wants to do something, you guys already tried everything, and when you come to this room or come to Satsang for the first time, or repeating the same mistake you do it a second time or third, the mind always tells you it has something to be done, something to do, something to learn, so you've tried everything, you are now trying Satsang. 

The mind is never satisfied, it will never be, it is the nature of mind to search, without the movement of intention, the motive, the interest, the desire, the ambition, the mind disappears. Nothing satisfies the mind and then when it arrives it says: - I am here to have a greater satisfaction, I want something deeper, I want an experience that will give me a greater meaning, that satisfies me, that makes me whole, that makes me happy! - That's the speech of the mind. The mind is a kind of hand that grabs the experience, trying to hold back the water, the experience is always something going on, and the mind is always trying to grab the experience to maintain its continuity, it fears to disappear, it fears death, it fears the end, it fears to undress all, that is why we move around this way, we are always stuck or grabbing something. 

A striking feature is that the fear is inside us, because of the presence of the mind, so it is always looking to do something, buy something, make something, get something, catch something, then it will get something and then try to hold, as it tries to hold water in its hand, the more it tightens more it escapes through the fingers, this is the play of consciousness, the mind will never be satisfied. 

The mind is searching for millenniums, inside this mechanism it has only a few decades, but it has the same behavior of all of us, across the so-called human being, all those which we call human beings move that way, this is the movement of mind. 

When you are invited to Satsang you are invited to this moment, the moment of stop it, the moment of realization of your True Nature, it is very scary for the mind, for the mind that is the death of you, as you know. The mind is afraid of losing something, but actually it has never had anything at all, we are always imagining having the imagination that we have something in this great game of thought, whereas in fact, what the mind is doing all the time, is this thing, trying to hold back, giving a meaning and interpreting everything. 

Any questions? 

PARTICIPANT: Who led us through this wrong path? 

MG: This is an interesting question, I will modify this question, I'll ask; "When did this happen?" - The question here is when it happened, not who led us ... 

PARTICIPANT: When was there a break? 

MG: We're only facing a game, when asked who and when there is not a who, nor is there a when. When we disconnect from the source? Never! It is always what it is, the source never fails to be the source, there is not someone disconnected from the source, the mind is living a misconception, the illusion of separateness, the illusion of an entity, an identity that moved away, which broke away from the source, which is disconnected from the source, and when the question involves time, is the notion of the mind, that same movement away at some point, that's  the “when” point. The illusion that someone breaks and the illusion of time, the mind, the illusion has no beginning, it can only has the end, but it does not start, the illusion never got to someone, but it can end for a mechanism for this , or that other one. That's when it can have an end, it may have an end in this mechanism, but in reality it has never started so it cannot end, it ends to that mechanism, then it ends to another mechanism, then to another one, this is curious because when it ends for this mechanism or another one, for this or for that one it becomes clear that it has never started, it was just a game, a big joke. "Cacau" ( the Master's wife) says that one day it has began ... And the question is for who and when? This who is not real in any time, “when”  it is not real in anytime either , because there is no time, we are dealing with a paradox, a joke. The truth is not hidden in time. 

PARTICIPANT: Master the Paltalk's Satsang threatens mind? Here it seems that is exhausting and I'm almost sleeping... But when it ends, I become 100% awake ... 

MG: That's exactly it, Satsang is dangerous even at Paltalk, the mind has no interest in it here, it also happens  personally, it  knocks a strange drowsiness, then when we do a break, everyone is super alert, speaking a lot, then we restart the Satsang and the sleep is back again, you may have woken up in the morning, having slept all night, there is nothing being treated here that interests the mind . (laughs).

Actually this is the great miracle that each of you are looking for, it is the miracle of the world without the person's life going on, without the sense of separation, the miracle that is God Himself, Grace itself, Life itself , Reality itself, this very direct and the Presence, it is an absolutely natural miracle, the sense of separation from the order, the order of the sense of separateness, the end of fear, the end of the search, that to the mind is something very, very scary, the miracle of birth, someone calls this awakening or illumination, I call it Natural State, it is the collapse of the sense of self, me, ego, belief and unbelief, what in Zen they call cutting firewood and carrying water, what they call in Zen of taking rice porridge and then washing the bowls. The question master; took his soup and the disciple says yes and the Master says, now go wash your bowls. Absolute simplicity, absolute naturalness, in everyday life, the great miracle, and a mind that tries to do this and never can, the mind of the seeker is always looking to capture it, within its schedule and cannot. It means life happening and no one doing anything, no one inside, nothing spiritual, nothing mystical, nothing philosophical, nothing religious, nothing miraculous, this is the great miracle.

Love is your natural state, peace is your natural state, the truth is your natural state, being is your natural state, God is your natural state, and there's nothing spiritual about it, nothing unusual. Are we together guys?

Here is nothing to fear, here death is presented as a concept  ...

PARTICIPANT: I still feel a lot the death of my daughter, I would feel it in the whole of eternal life but I still feel a great emptiness of separation, there is no peace yet.

MG: Enter deeply in  it, not separate from this pain, it is an experience going there in this mechanism, when you say I would feel it in the whole, are you trying to do anything with this feeling? Do you want to get rid of the pain, the question is: who wants to get rid of this pain, there's only pain, there isn´t someone in pain experience, there isn´t someone out there in this big empty experience, there's no one out there in the experience of separation, who establishes the presence of pain, let it comes to fore, let it show itself, let it reveal itself, just the pain, do not put an identity on it, do not put someone special who can not feel it there, do not put someone saying; "I would feel differently, I would get rid of that emptiness, I would get rid of this separation, like peace.

PARTICIPANT: It is present 24 hours a day.

MG: No, it is not present, you need to embrace it entirely for a minute, for a minute, it already does a great job there, what happens is that  the resistance is present 24 hours a day, welcome it just for a minute, but with whole, wholly, completely, without any thought, without any belief, no thought, no memory, only the welcome feeling, just a feeling, a memory disregard, disregard the mental images that arise at this time, but do it  only  for a minute, but with great intensity, that is the only way for you to honor this feeling, this feeling is the only way you could free your daughter, that is important that you experience in reality that your daughter is just a picture, with a background of pain, embrace the pain, welcome the pain, just for a minute, abandon all imagination about it, every imagination, every memory, every reminder, if the body shakes, this has no problem, if the tears arrive, taking the body, and if the emotion is so strong that throws the body on the floor, no problem, whatever happens in the level of the body, with no memory is something going on, it will not do you any harm, it's only a break in the pattern of memory. I want to see you this weekend here in São Paulo ok?

Well guys let's stop here, thanks for the meeting see you next meeting at Paltalk and our next personally meeting in São Paulo.

Namaste!

November 12, 2014

What is anxiety basically?


Everything that anyone has is not from her or him, it's what happens at this very moment.This has nothing to do with him or her. Nothing is personal, individual or private in this very moment happening. So it's not about you. You're a fraud when there's an identity at this present moment.

What is anxiety basically? The illusion you're important.

You at this moment is not enough, then something must happen to you in two minutes or five...Anxiety is looking for something in the future. And you have to...

PARTICIPANT : But in my case is not anxiety, it's all the things I have to do, and the others I left undone.

M.G. : Hum...Great! Who did not do? Where's this self right now? If there's no  thought right here and now, where's this self? See that this myself arises with the thought that something needs to be done. So it arises someone that does something, or can do something, or need to do...Without this self,  nothing will happen. And all this is only thoughts happening, happening where? In this engine, in this body-mind. This has nothing to do with what you are. The body and the mind are both happening right now, you in your Real Nature, that´s what it is, the pure Consciousness who witnesses the body and the mind in this very moment is not involved with it.
It's always the mind giving an identity. When I say the mind, I say this ensemble of thoughts giving an identity to this alleged me that is here, now at this very moment. There's no self here and now at this very moment. Thoughts are happening there, witness these thoughts, be their  witness, don't give any energy to them, don't give an identity to them and the anxiety ends.
In fact all energy is the Presence`s energy and it is here now. Your freedom is only not to identify yourself with these thoughts. Ceases powering them, the sense of self is not present, all becomes clear. And there you are, in your being, in your Real State, in your natural state.
Because for the mind, this present moment is indigestible. Do you realize it? Do you see? This present moment, there's nothing to do here.

PARTICIPANT : I cannot connect...

M.G: So, look at this no connection, look at this agitation. This is happening right here, right now. Any action taken from that agitation is an agitated action that will generate more conflict, more clutter, more suffering. Because it was an action born from this anxiety. So accept it. Look at it now, look at this no connection. The mind says : you're not connected, you're agitated, take it easy! Or the mind says you'll solve it all, if you go to this path or that action. Then it turns into anxiety.
Is that clear? And deep inside everything is happening in the present moment. So everything can be seen now. Let it be, this agitation, this no connection, just look at it, look at it. That's how it has been happening to us during our whole life. Whenever there is a better time than this, it's only a moment created by the thought, or that set of thoughts, what moment is better to accomplish something? And at this very moment comes another thought and says : there's another time it was better to do that and something greater to be done. And so we spend our whole life with no perception that this present moment is where it all happens, is where everything happens and this has nothing to do with you, it's simply an event of existence, it is not you, it's Life going on.
That is Peace. That is Silence. That is Freedom. That is not anxiety, not fear, not future, not past. That's not enough if we agree with this intellectually, we are here, together at this meeting, just to see it, right here, right now.

November 11, 2014

There's no difference between you, God and the Guru.




There's something that needs to be considered here for each one of you. What is constituted as the most important factor in this awakening, is that it needs an intensity for this, a total surrender. Not like those resolutions, born from a desire that comes and goes, but something that is real, that makes you burn, burn like a candle. There is a good word for it: Devotion, devotion is needed. Devotion is synonymous of surrender, surrender to God, to yourself, to what it is , devotion to the work, devotion to what you are, it is fidelity to yourself. This is the rendezvous with the Truth itself.

Because the truth is not apart from you, it is found in you. And there is no way to fool the heart. That is the way it happens, when we find the work or when we are found by it, that is to be found by God, that is to be found by the Guru, that is to be found by the Master.

There is no separation between you, God and the work. There is no difference between what you are, what God is, and what the Guru is. So there's no devotion to another, there is only a devotion, pure and direct devotion to IT, which is the Truth. And this willingness to let it go, to dismiss, to let disappear all things that still hold you,  that keep  you on the ground, the illusion of space. This provision is only possible in this surrender, this devotion, this burning for it.

The devotion Will always be required, surrender will always be necessary, the burning for IT Will always be necessary, the Guru Will always be necessary. God is the only need. And this is nothing, this is only yourself. It's you being necessary, it is you recognizing yourself, it's you going beyond this limitation made by the illusion of the mind. That's what means the surrender, the Truth.

When Jesus said, I am the door. He was saying "I Am". He refers to you, your own inner nature, which  is you in your own natural state, realizing yourself, in this devotion, in this surrender, this provision of Being.That's what we're talking about.

It is possible to feel, to live, to experience without any sense of separation that pure devotion to the Guru, to God, to yourself, to this work,it  is all only one thing. This "I Am" is the only door to this realization. This "I Am" is Christ, is you, is the Truth, is God, is what it is. The names are different, but the same grace, the same Presence, the same Guru, the same disciple. Only the names are different.

This surrender to God is the surrender to yourself, there's no separate God from Who you are.This surrender to the Guru is the surrender to yourself, there's no Guru separated from you. Master, teaching and disciple, one and the same thing.

Only the mind creates division, creates separation, and holds itself in no-devotion, in no-surrender, to keep itself in continuity, by pure fear of no longer being who it is, what it believes to be, of disappearing,of dying.

This realization of Who you are, is the realization of real devotion to thisTruth.

There is only happiness, peace and love in this freedom of being yourself, in this "I Am". That's the point here. This  is devotion. That's  the Love of  what it is. Love to the Truth above any idea, belief or concept about it. A willingness to be: Pure Being, Pure Presence, Pure Grace, Pure Truth.

That's it!

November 5, 2014

You are not trustworthy, the Grace is!



Once more, another meeting in Satsang. Satsang is a face to face with that challenge. The challenge you have in Satsang is to find yourself. To encounter yourself means to go beyond your beliefs, your patterns, beyond liking or disliking, beyond this individual, personal behavior, this thing of having preferences. When we talk about a sense of a separate identity, it gets very vague. This only really starts being seen when it becomes to bother. In fact, you are fed up with this but you don’t have any conscious about it. You are constantly in a self-defensive state. In this self-defensive state you don’t want to be bothered, you don’t want to be “invaded”, hurt, upset, offended. This challenge for you is something very painful. 

And the challenge here is to unmask this sense of a present identity. That is why Satsang is lethal. These Satsang talks are exactly pointing to this. It is very easy to listen to a talk like this. The mind rationalizes right away about what is means, jumping to conclusions about it, about this thing that is being said. However, like this this is harmless. In fact, this is not Satsang. Satsang is to be in front of this challenge that is the Grace, that is this unmasking, which is to evidence the possibility of the end of the illusion, the illusion of this identity – the one that likes, dislikes, controls, the one that does not want to be hurt.

So we stay with what is practical about this. We are no longer in front of the theory. It is in this sense that Satsang works, it is the mirror of this Presence in the light of the Master, the one that is awakened, that is not unconscious abut this. Only this mirror is an ideal one. That is what I call real investigation; to allow yourself to look at this, allowing not to be spared. Your mind is full of reasoning, full of projections, full of beliefs, ideas. You even know how the Master should behave. You even know how to pick the ideal Master. The ideal Master for you is that one who cannot reflect you. The ideal Master for you is the one who loves you. And this “you” is the illusion. This “you” is this supposed “self”. That supposed separated identity; presumptuous, proud, that knows everything, busy with itself. 

It is exactly why this has to be looked by you: the belief that you have about yourself. A real mirror, a proper mirror, is the alive Presence of the pure Consciousness, this flame that burs this illusion. There is the Master, uncomfortable, painful, hard to deal, hard to accept, but that is how it is.  Your ego will want to run away, but it will never tell you that that is the ego. Once more it will try imply that it is you having the problem solving “intelligence”, this “intelligence” of not being manipulated, this “intelligence” of having the perfect judgment. In fact, you want this liberation but in a way that you can want this liberation – still being “you”. It is free “you”, your own way.

All these are tricks, tricks to continue with this fake identity. What we are saying with this talk, this meeting tonight, is that this ego, this “self”, this “me”, this fake identity, this sense of being “someone”, won’t surrender, won’t give in. He will keep running away. He will survive to every bomb, every attack by land or air, to every move the Grace makes. He will disguise, he will hide, he will escape. He does not say he is you, you don’t feel that you are him, and that is the way he manages it. This is why we have been insisting on this thing, on the emphasis of Satsang, when “you” get exposed and the pain appears, the fear appears.

Some of you have already decided to leave. There is the pain somewhere there happening. Some have already left, and others keep a certain distance not to hurt too much. But I have something to say to you: this does not work. To realize this is go through the pain, to discover that all this is an illusion, that there is not really any challenge, only this supposed identity feeling that as challenging and able to do anything to escape from this.

P – The biggest pain is to find oneself.

M – Yes, that is right. The biggest pain is the sense of Separateness. The biggest pain is the sense of having a separated identity. The biggest pain is the fear. What we are pointing to you in Satsang is the end of fear, the end of this sense of Separateness. We are pointing to you in Satsang to the path of the bliss, the happiness, the freedom, the love, the peace. We are pointing in Satsang to your Real Nature, to the Real Life. You are not trustworthy, the Grace is. This Presence is trustworthy. God is trustworthy.

That is why it takes a shape. If you cannot find him in a shape, you cannot find him without shape. It is in the form that you see yourself, it is in the form that you have to find him.

When you meet him in a body, you are beyond the body. If you cannot find him as the Master, you cannot find him in yourself. This “yourself” is only a theory, only a mental concept, only a belief, only a “non shape”, only a concept of something inside. This is, in fact, because you see yourself through the body, you see yourself through the form. There are some aspects there that can be investigated. We can talk about this for a good time. The problem is that your mind will edit this thing, it will make cuts. The mind knows wisely how to choose what is suitable. Therefore, it is not enough talking about this outside the actual meetings. So come to the Satsang meetings, look into my eyes, and allow me to look into your eyes.  

Allow you to be angry with me, to see envy in me, ambition in me, desires and fears in me, allow you to see arrogance in me, pride, and a really big ego. Everything you see is yourself, everything is here. In fact, you are seeing something outside yourself. But what you are seeing outside yourself is part of the belief that you have about the world, and this is settling in this ground, the ground of this fake identity, pretending to be you. This means pure unconsciousness, this means fear. Ego is fear. A person is fear. While the person is still there, the fear is there. The person there is the illusion of someone seeing things on the outside.

What we always keep saying to you in Satsang is that you are beyond repair, you don’t have a salvation. You cannot be repaired; there is no treatment for you. What you have is to disappear. This is something simple, but it is not something easy to do. This is the end of unconsciousness. This is your end. The end of the person.

P – I am in fact, tiered of the psychological and mental suffering of the talkative mind. It seems to me that the simple knowledge of the spiritual things, philosophies, are not helping me to be a better person.

M – So now? What do you still think you can do?

P – I really don’t know. What I know is that it hasn’t been working.

M – This is really good. You have reached a great point. I really hope you have reached this point. Probably you have already stopped reading all the books, have stopped practicing, have stopped going to esoteric, philosophical, religious, mystical bookshops.

P – Yes. And with that it comes an emptiness of not having reached anywhere.

M – That is the point. Awakening, to realize God, Illumination, any name you give, is not to reach there. This “reaching there” is still just a mind’s projection. This is the first thing to be understood: there is no way to reach there, because there is no “there”, and no one there to reach anywhere. In an objective, practical way, what I can tell you is that some work needs to be done. But not a work to look for something, to practice something, to dedicate yourself to philosophy or spirituality. It is a work of investigation of that thing that acts like it is you but that it is not you, it is not your Real Nature.

So, this finishes with this illusion – the illusion of the ego, the illusion of the self, the illusion of the sense of being someone. When this ends, the Awakening is present, the Realization is present. This is the end of the dissatisfaction, this is the end of the suffering. In India, they call this Sat-Chit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Satsang means to be in front of this directly, to be in this self investigation. That is meditation, that is this surrender to your Real Nature. I recommend you, and everybody present: come to Satsang. You cannot realize this by yourself, but you can be vulnerable, to allow this realization in Satsang. It is not you that realizes, it is God that realizes, it is the Grace that realizes, it is the Master that realizes, it is this Presence that realizes, it is your Real Nature becoming aware of itself.  This is the end of the mental patterns. This is all that the mind does not want to do.

P – I have read those same tales from others awakened: “the self is not real, it is an illusion”, but so what? What understanding and comprehending this is worth for?

M – It is exactly that. That is nor worth for anything. It is just another belief. To read what others awakened say or have said, hear what they say or have said, none of this works. What works is to surrender to this Presence. What works is the action through this Grace, to be in front of the Grace, the Grace in a form. The Master in a form, the awakened in a form. He is not his words, he is not his sayings, he is you, he is your Real Nature, he is this real mirror.  That is where the work takes place. He will provoke you, he will contest you, he will upset you, he will annoy you. He will be everything you need to see on yourself; your bad angel and your good angel, your own devil and your own God. And it is only you who will see this, there is nobody else to see this but you. This works, the rest is only theories, concepts, beliefs, words, bla, bla, bla.

That is it.

October 31, 2014

By the Grace you can wake up




How nice it's to be together and keep ourselves connected, internally in touch, being in Satsang, actually coming back to what we really are. It is natural to happen a change, a change in how we approach in this so-called life, our approach to life is an approximation of what is happening on the top of what we believe to be life itself. So, we don't have a life, we have a picture of life, our scenario. The skyline we're seeing is what the mind is creating.


At these meetings you're invited to disappear, this disappearance is the disappearance of this supposed life, of this imaginary approach, of this imaginary existence. Othis imaginary I, of that imaginary person, it's where this immaginary life is happening, and when you get closer to Satsang, in the very beginning it's so scary, you're living for so long, a long time inside a darkroom, and in this investigation about what in fact is reality, is true, it's like you're getting in touch for the first time with something outside this darkroom, with this light outside. The mind is a prison, a dark cell, inside the mind you're alienated, unconscious of yourself, of this reality of your true self, of your natural state of being. That means unconsciousness, automatism, mechanicity, separativity, the sense of a contraction of a present identity, which is basically this movement of this entity, conflict, grief, inadequacy, what is not real faking to be real, this sense of me, that someone present. Your real nature is your real essential nature, it is the ultimate reality overlaying that reality. We get the mind movement, chaotic, conflicted, unconscious, all this confidence as we had always said, all this confidence we had given to this movement,creates this entity, that creates the imagination of someone present and that is the life inside the darkroom.
This supposed identity with its greed, envy, desires, wishes, fears, many fears, countless misery, the misery of separation, the misery of fear, there's no reality on it, or the reality of this is only a reality of an apparition, of an imagination, during a long long time we have been asserting this supposed identity through beliefs, asserting through suffering, that this sense of separation produces, now you come to Satsang and I invite you to listen to this time and the next one, and next, you listen to basically the same, it's necessary that hypnosis is broken, it means not only the end of the beliefs, but the end of this contraction inside this mechanism, this assumed identity, which doesn't consist of beliefs alone, ideologies, superstitions, concepts, experiences accumulation, memories, it's also something more solid, more experiential, it's a contraction in this mechanism, it permeates this body-mind, all memory of feelings, emotions and sensations, it's enhanced not only by those beliefs, superstitions, conclusions, paradigms and everything else, but besides it confirms it all, it maintains this refereeing, all this is pure unconsciousness.

We lack this self-inquiry, or this investigation about ourselves, not only the mental aspect of this research, but this physiological, biological, such mechanics, the mechanics of the self, the mechanics of this supposed separate identity, this aspect is only possible in this action of the Grace, this action of the Presence, this action of God, of the Presence, it is possible to wake up by the Grace, an awakening to this, an awakening to who we are, to our real identity, this real identity is no longer a contraction in this body-mind mechanism, it is beyond mechanics, it is beyond memory, focused on this mechanism, in this body, that´s why we have said that the awakening is the realization out of this programming order, this memory in this mechanism, this body-mind. In India they call it the end of the vasanas, vasanas are these trends within the mechanism, this body-mind, this strong and irresistible attraction, unconscious and mechanical, this automatic reply to this unconsciousness.

At the reasons on which you approach to the real self-inquiry that is meditation itself, meditation is only possible in real self-inquiry,  self-inquiry is meditation, meditation is surrender, surrender to the reality of Being, this consciousness, this Presence, this Grace in the reason in which it happens, this body-mind mechanism starts working in a totally different way, begins to have new answers to this conditioning, this programming into the memory, all this is by the Grace alone, you don't do anything, you only be silent and it happens, as now here in Satsang. You need to find out what is being silent, which is to remain in non-resistance, this means surrender, delivery to this Presence, to this moment of Grace, a moment of this liberation.

Everything that happens in Satsang is meditation, meditation is the natural state, which is Grace, you have been trying during a long time, through different methods, rituals, cerimonies, practices, readings and everything else, now I invite you in Satsang only to be together, in this heart, in the heart of the Grace, in only one hearing, in only one glance, without resistance.., without discussing what it is, notice that no opinion is placed, no conclusion can be drawn a speech like this, there is nothing being said at all, that is being talked about, nothing you can capture and transform in a system, a new belief system, a new belief, we have enough beliefs, so we only keep in this instant, in this moment with this Presence, which is Grace, who is Being, which is Silence, we discover what is letting loose the sense of someone opining, judging, comparing, intellectually accepting or rejecting what is being said, we only hear this, this look, this heart, this Grace, this Presence and all that happens naturally, the awakening is a natural action of Grace.

If there is no question remaining right here, in this silence. Let's leave it by now.

Namaste!

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