Nov 172014
 

 

science_of_tearsMoved by Life


We move, constantly move, following the habitual movement of mind, emotion, sensation, body. We follow the next thought, follow the next fix, follow the next juice of life, always moving, distracted, wanting the next thing, that will fulfill us, make us happy -  all this constant movement and activity leads ultimately, to remaining dissatisfied.

When you know what you want at the deepest level and you are willing to remain unmoving, still, silent, you are un-distracted, undisturbed by any arising of thought or following of some elusive desire. When you rest here as you are, all of life is here. When you rest here as you are , all of life moves through you .
You remain unmoving – and yet – you are moved by life itself.
Let yourself be moved by this grace that is you , let yourself be the freedom you are, open to the moment and to this extraordinary blessing, of this life.
When you are unmoving, all of life moves you.

Here is a beautiful poem about being moved,  from my new book – ‘A gift of This’

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Let yourself be moved.

There is no emotion,

In these tears,

Nothing sentimental.

The whole of life is felt,

Is moved through this form.

These tears are the river of devotion

The river of love,

Bursting it’s banks of form.

There is no emotion!

These tears are pure love,

Are surrender,

Are nothing!

Just falling salty drops,

Flowing freely back,

Into the ocean,

Of fathomless self,

Into the endless abyss of freedom.

 
When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.

In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji
Nov 102014
 

Nassim Haramein and the documentary film ‘Black Whole’

Black Whole uncovers scientific proof that we are one. The work of physicist, Nassim Haramein, provides insight into the structure of space-time and a new coherent model of the universe. Using the sacred geometry and codes in ancient monuments and documents, the film presents a new look at the reality of which we live. As early as 9 years old, Nassim was already developing the basis for a unified hyperdimensional theory of matter and energy, which he eventually called the “Holofractographic Universe.”

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Nassim has spent most of his life researching the fundamental geometry of hyperspace, studying a variety of fields from theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology and chemistry to anthropology and ancient civilizations. Combining this knowledge with a keen observation of the behavior of nature, he discovered a specific geometric array that he found to be fundamental to creation, and the foundation for his Unified Field Theory emerged.

This unification theory, known as the Haramein-Rauscher metric (a new solution to Einstein’s Field Equations that incorporates torque and Coriolis effects) and his most recent paper The Schwarzschild Proton, lays down the foundation of what could be a fundamental change in our current understandings of physics and consciousness. This groundbreaking theory has now been delivered to the scientific community through peer-reviewed papers and presentations at international physics conferences. Further, The Schwarzschild Proton paper has recently received the prestigious “Best Paper Award” in the field of physics, quantum mechanics, relativity, field theory, and gravitation at the University of Liège, Belgium during the 9th International Conference CASYS’09.

Fluent in both French and English, Mr. Haramein has been giving lectures and seminars on his unification theory for over 10 years. His lectures are multimedia presentations that lead his audiences through the validity of his theories with observational and theoretical data. He has presented at such institutions as the Department of Physics at Georgia Tech, the Department of Physics at University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Fellows of the Department of Education at the University of Montreal, and his unification model has now been delivered to the American Physical Society.

In addition to his scientific papers, Mr. Haramein imparts this theory in a layman’s paper, a 4 DVD set entitled “Crossing the Event Horizon: Rise to the Equation,” and his international speaking tours.

In the past 20 years, Mr. Haramein has directed research teams of physicists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and other scientists. He has founded a non-profit organization, the Resonance Project Foundation, where, as the Director of Research, he continues exploring unification principles and their implications in our world today. The foundation is actively developing a research park on the island of Hawai’i where science, sustainability, and green technology come together.

Nov 102014
 

Telling the Truth to yourself:


As human doings rather than being, we get so distracted by life’s events. We are distracted by thoughts, by impulses, by the movements away from the self that were originally designed  for our species survival, the instincts to keep us safe, secure, in control, loved. We dodge and weave, lie and cheat, entertain, judge, it is like a never ending circus of events.

When your deepest desire is to be free, then these impulses, these movements, these thoughts, are no longer supportive to your survival. As a species we have survived, we are here alive and well. Even with the many disasters both environmental and man made we are still surviving and thriving as a species. In being aware of this, it gives us the opportunity to really inquire into what is true, to meet what is here, to no longer be distracted, to be still, silent and free.


Another beloved of Papaji and husband of Gangaji,
Eli Jaxon Bear, says :

“My teacher ( Papaji ) said that there are three nets that catch the fishes swimming towards freedom.
Each one of us can examine for ourselves what net we may be caught in.
Relationships, survival, sex—these are the three nets.
And how deeply can you tell the truth to yourself about what the bait is that keeps you in the net?
The truth is the way out of the net.” ~ Eli-Jaxon Bear
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Each time we gather in Satsang we are telling the truth about what is here. Telling the deepest truth to ourself, this is the way to the freedom. When you know the truth, then you realise that you were never in a net, you are no longer distracted by the tempting of the bait and you are always free.

When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.

In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji  

Nov 032014
 

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In Satsang we use the words of beautiful teachers like Papaji, Ramana, Gangaji, Eli, Brandon, Mooji,  to take us into valid inquiry. Recently I read this quote, profound words of truth from the beautiful spiritual teacher Gangaji, student of Papaji -  Please use them as a starting point for inquiry:

“Instead of trusting that people around you will never betray you,
or that your world won’t end or that you won’t die,
you trust what is here.
Saying no to the escape and yes to the facing of the demon.
This powerful, very different choice…
revealing the truth of who you are.
You save the world by taking responsibility for your awakening
and then where that awakening leads to, you follow.”
~~ Gangaji
Let  us start by discovering  truthfully what we are telling ourselves -  what are we are avoiding? What are we fearing? Whilst you may say that you are accepting that others in relationship with you are free to be themselves, is that actually the truth? Do you secretly fear betrayal, abandonment, loss of love, punishment? What about your life circumstances, are you wanting certain outcomes and avoiding others? Do you fear loss? – loss of life, loss of love, loss of wealth, loss of health, loss of abilities, loss of respect, loss of success? the list can go on and on. Are you afraid of death, wanting to prolong life, fearing the aging process, trying to keep the body alive at all cost?  What is all of this manipulation designed to mask – what is the real threat, what are the real feelings being avoided? When we speak the truth about what is really here, then genuine inquiry can begin.
What are the ways in which you try to escape, avoid, distract ? When you know what you want at the deepest level, then avoidance is no longer an option – telling the truth to your self, no matter how uncomfortable, no matter how horrific it may seem, facing the fear, the avoidance, the distraction – or as Gangaji so eloquently says ” Saying yes to the facing of the demon” – is a very different choice, one that requires vigilance in the moment to what is true, to what is here now. It requires saying “No to the escape”, it is a choice that reveals what is untouched by all of this “escaping” . I love the truth of Gangaji’s words “You save the world by taking responsibility for your awakening,  and then where that awakening leads to, you follow.” – so clear, so simple.

On the 30th October 2014 , Gangaji offered a free webcast – Freedom in Relationship, Realisation in the world please click here for the replay

When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.

In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji
Oct 272014
 

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Papaji’s birthday 2014 – part 2

Over the last two weeks  we celebrated my beloved teacher, Papaji’s birthday. He was born on the 13th October, 1910 and left his physical form on September 6, 1997. Regardless of the form, Papaji’s presence is still palpable, alive, here, as your very own self . While we honour and celebrate Papaji’s birthday and his life, we also honour and celebrate this that is formless and deathless, this that is here before birth and remains after death – this is who we are, so simple, so clear, such joy and such bliss in the truth of this.
* Blog Post:  To read the latest blog post please click here – ‘Papaji’s Birthday’

* Click here   to watch some short videos of the celebrations for Papaji’s birthday in Lucknow India, 2014 – from the Satsang Bhavan website
As many of you are aware I first met my teacher Papaji, after his physical form had passed. I was profoundly moved by his realisation, which deeply touched the truth within me, the truth of my own self, this that is also your own self.

“When you rid yourself of all notions,
all intentions and ideas, this will be revealed.
Stop for a while.
Give an instant to your own Self.
You are here in satsang.
In satsang no practice is needed, nothing is done.
Only you are asked to keep quiet.
Only you are asked to keep still.
Only you are asked not to stir a single thought.

What had to be done is done now.
What had to be attained is attained.

~ Papaji

Satsang has been being offered through this form called Yantra for 12 years. Satsang was called forth through this form, to offer this same simple truth, the truth of my teacher Papaji and of his teacher before him Ramana Maharshi – through direct self inquiry, through a silent mind and open heart you discover who you are is already free, you are this that you seek, just stop, be quiet, stay still, be here as you are, nothing else in needed. In an instant you can recognise the truth of your own self.

“Self is what gives breath to Life.
You need not search for It, It is Here.
You are That through which you would search.
You are what you are looking for!
And That is All it is. “~ Papaji
“Everything in this universe comes, stays, and goes.
What doesn’t come, stay or go is your own Self.
“~ Papaji
Here is a beautiful youtube of Papaji quotes called ‘Introduce yourself to this moment’ enjoy.When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.
In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji
Oct 202014
 

The 13th October we celebrate the birthday of my Beloved teacher Papaji.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPAJI !
OCTOBER 13, 1910
OM SHRI SATGURU DEVA PAPAJI KI JAI !!!
How lucky for all was and is His birth!
Jai SatGuru Deva PAPAJI KI JAI!!!

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Sri H.W.L Poonja, lovingly referred to as Papaji, was born into physical form on the 13th October 1910. He had his first direct experience of the self at age 9 and later met his Master, Sri Ramana Maharshi, in 1944. Shortly afterwards he realised the self in the presence of his master. Being a householder, he continued to work and support the many members of his extended family until his retirement in 1966. After extensive travel Papaji settled in Lucknow, India, where he received visitors from around the world.


Papaji held formal Satsang daily. Through his presence, his words and his dynamic transmission, countless people have been made aware of the impersonal reality that underlies the world and all phenomenal experiences. The DVD ‘ Who is goggling’ recorded in Papaji’s Satsang Bhavan, is one such Satsang. He died on September 6, 1997.


As many of you are aware I first met my teacher Papaji, after his physical form had passed. I was profoundly moved by his realisation, which deeply touched the truth within me, the truth of my own self, this that is your own self.

“Self is what gives breath to Life.
You need not search for It, It is Here.
You are That through which you would search.
You are what you are looking for!
And That is All it is. “~ Papaji
While we honour and celebrate Papaji’s birthday and his life, we also honour and celebrate this that is formless and deathless, this that is here before birth and remains after death – this is who we are, so simple so clear, such joy and such bliss in the truth of this.
“Everything in this universe comes, stays, and goes.
What doesn’t come, stay or go is your own Self.
“~ Papaji
Here is a beautiful youtube of Papaji quotes called ‘Introduce yourself to this moment’ enjoy.

When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.

In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji
Oct 132014
 

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Honoring life and death of the physical form:


As many of you are aware we had been caring for Richards beautiful mum Robin, who some of you have had the opportunity to meet recently – this has been a very precious beautiful and sacred time. On Thursday 25th September we said goodbye to one so loved, as Robin passed away suddenly and peacefully. To have spent this time with her, these precious weeks, at the end of this life, honoring the changes in the form and the physical needs has been such a precious gift of loving service … such a sacred journey between life and death ..

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.

I acted and behold, service was joy.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

…..such a blessing to have these words reflect our life…

On that Thursday evening as my youngest daughter and i left the hospital, I felt such huge peace replace Robin’s fear of death, as she was able to be quietly with her two sons, this peace was unmistakable, on arriving home we lit a candle and I asked that my son Cohen ( who had passed 2 year before ) hold her hand and walk with her now .. at that moment she was able to pass in peace looking into the eyes of her two sons .. we returned to the hospital moments later to sit with her, to honor her body, to say goodbye to this form, she is now free, not constrained by this body any longer .. as we left the hospital again, all that was there was the hugeness of her EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE, EVERYWHERE .. yes there is sadness at the loss of a loved one and rejoicing that one is now home and free.

We were blessed to continue the honoring of her form, anointing her body with sacred oils and saying prayers prior to her funeral service. Our little one, in her short lifetime has had the experience of the normality of life and death. Here is the body of one we love, living, breathing, talking, rejoycing, here is the body of the one we love, without breath, without talking, still rejoycing at the precence that remains after form has gone. Meeting death is not for the faint hearted, it is a process of the willingness to be true, to be available to the moment, to the pain, to the heartbreak and to the hugeness of the love that holds it all.

“You are meant to face the Emptiness,
face to face,
and you lose everything –
all concepts of the past,
present and future
which you consider to be your life.
You’re holding on to them
because the feeling is that you’re living along with them.
So, when they leave,
you have the fear of dying in the ocean of nectar.
The fear of death in the nectar.
And what’s the meaning of nectar?
ETERNITY, DEATHLESSNESS.” ~ Papaji

We also honor the passing of our dear and beloved friend Kerry Rostron, who gently and peacefully left her physical form ( a few days after Richards mum ) , on Monday evening 29th September. Such tender precious moments spent with loved ones as they take their last breath and the willingness to be still, to honor the moment and all that it offers. Attending her funeral was one of love and sadness, peace and tenderness, opening and being cracked wide open to it all , with her joy and laughter mixing with the tears. When death is met with openness, with love, with realness, then it is such a gift for all,  for those who are here and for those who pass – and the truth is experienced in the moment, that life is eternal, who we are is not the form, who we are is this that is life itself, and free.

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“My love, my heart, let this time of parting be sweet
Let it not be a death, but completeness
Let your love melt into memory and your pain into songs
Let your flight through the sky begin with the unfolding of wings
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night
Stand still, oh beautiful love, for a moment
And say your last words in silence
I bow to you and hold up my candle to give light to you on your flight to freedom
My love, my heart let this time of parting be sweet
Let it not be a death, but completeness
Let your love melt into memory and your pain into songs
Let your flight through the sky begin with the unfolding of wings
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night
Stand still, oh beautiful love, for a moment
And say your last words in silence
On your flight..to freedom”
~ Rabindranath Tagore

In loving gratitude for the gift of it all – Yantraji  ♥
Sep 222014
 

 

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The fire of Grace:
Often in Satsang the question HOW ? is asked – How do i become free? – How do i stop the mind? How do i give my attention to this moment? How do I give my self to myself?  – How do i surrender – How do i give my life to this that i am ? ….. The real question is How does one even answer such a question of longing, that only the stillness of the self can give rise to?


There is a grace that rises in you, moves with you, through you, in this life – and it is this same Grace that somehow touches a life in a way that the whole of your being is set on fire. This fire cant be ignored! This fire is the fire of freedom, the fire of truth, the fire of the self. This fire can be so powerful, so full, so deep, so rich, that there is an urge to throw one’s whole existence into the abyss of the Self.

Beloved Papaji was often quoted as saying ‘Stay sitting on the mountain top ( referring to Mt Arunachala ) stay still, stay quiet, don’t move, until you are pushed or pulled, by the force of grace herself.’


In beloved Mooji’s words, “You may find yourself saying, Remove everything. Save nothing. Remove every falsehood from my being.”


In this giving, throwing, removing, everything is thrown aside, including one’s self, the ‘thrower’. Then Unexpectedly, one finds a sense of peace, of stillness, of release, of a quietness, a love, joy within one’s heart, ones being. What remains is an effortless silence and stillness. There is actually ‘no one’ that remains and ‘no one’ who can claim this that remains, there is not an ‘I’ that has this, got this, received this. There is nobody to receive and nothing given, nothing taken. There is no giver, no taker, no receiver. This immaculate gift that seems to have been given, and seems to have been received in fact is nothing.

Beloved Papaji says “Nothing EVER Happened” and this is the truth, there never was a you, no I, no separate self who needs, or needed anything and the realisation of the self, is that there is nothing, no one.

As Beloved Mooji so beautifully says “Inside one’s being, one quietly knows: I am no one.‘I am neither a “receiver” nor a “giver”.’ And yet, one finds oneself saying, ‘Thank you, Beloved.”


Yes Thank you beloved – this that you are, such gratitude for this that is
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We have the opportunity to inquire directly into truth, into freedom itself. When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.
In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji
Sep 152014
 

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The invitation of Satsang:
I recently received an email from one of the beloveds who attends the Tuesday evening Satsangs. She along with some of the other beloveds  have offered these beautiful words about Satsang to be shared with you all.

“Satsang with Yantra means sitting in a gentle fire of truth.  Her clear heart and true seeing means awakening is happening right here.  I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to sit in an intimate group, in a beautiful environment with one so truly present – Thank you thank you – Mia

” It is such a privilege to gather, to open and deepen in presence together. Having this opportunity to share together is such a blessing, we are so graced by your presence and your ongoing commitment to continue to open & dive into the truth of your own being.” - Yantra-ji

“From the moment you walk in the door you feel carried into a sanctuary, a sacred space. Yantra’s Satsangs allow such an opening, such a stillness I can barely describe. You never know what truths these openings will reveal, but you can always be sure Yantra will guide with love. Sitting among familiar faces, who have become beautiful friends, or welcoming new ones… sitting as a group feels nourishing, comforting, connecting. Then afterwards…having the opportunity to share, or just sit in stillness, having a cup of Yantra’s delicious homemade chai. Whether it’s a guided Satsang, a DVD Satsang, chanting or a special celebration, Satsang has become an essential part of my life and I always look forward to it. So much gratitude here, thank you, Yantra.” – Jenny Exall
Papaji says ‘Come to Satsang with empty hands – leave all your baggage at the door’.
Yes! Leave everything at the door, your bag, your shoes, you day, your past, your future, your fears, your desires, your expectations, your longings, your spirituality, your concepts, your knowing, your lack, your personality, your gender, your identity.
The real opportunity, the invitation of Satsang, is to come to Satsang with empty hands  – with no Agenda – to experience your self, naked to yourself, just as you are. “Satsang is the opportunity to just be, to rest in this blaze of truth… Resting in Sublime stillness, just emptiness, such surrender, deconstruction and freedom are possible.
Surrendered in the Silence and Grace of Papaji, Ramana, Arunachala, and This that is ALL…no words…so still… so silent…gratitude….rest…this is Satsang, this is the nature of the self” – Yantra-ji

What is Satsang:
‘Satsang’ translated from the Sanskrit words ‘Sat’ and ‘Sangha’ –
‘Sat’ meaning truth, existence, the ideal, pure and true essence, the nature of all existence and ‘Sangha’ meaning, association, meeting, group, company or community with a common goal, vision or purpose.
Satsang literally means coming together…in truth…communion in truth, keeping company in truth… Meeting in the presence of Truth.

Satsang with Yantra: is an exploration of the nature of self and truth – through stillness, and reflection, silence, meditation, conscious dialogue, opening, sharing, process work and chanting.
Yantra is committed to awakening presence in all beings, through her gentle nature & love of truth. She has been holding Satsang in Sydney on the Northern Beaches for the past 12 years.

” It is such a privilege to gather, to open and deepen in presence together. Soaking in this profound presence, sharing in all love, is so beautiful, healing & heart opening. Having this opportunity to share together is such a blessing, we are so graced by your presence and your ongoing commitment to continue to open & dive into the truth of your own being.”
– Yantra-ji

We have the opportunity to inquire directly into truth, into freedom itself. When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.
In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji

Sep 082014
 

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No Agenda – What is here?

When we come to Satsang there is often an underlying agenda -  it may be to rid oneself of unwanted thoughts, circumstances, emotions, it may be to sit in the company of others who are like minded, to open in truth, to sit in presence, to be calm, to have a quiet mind, to be at peace, to experience freedom.

Whilst these may be beautiful and valid agendas, there is the possibility to come to Satsang with no agenda at all – Papaji says ‘come to Satsang with empty hands – leave all your baggage at the door ‘.


What if you were to leave everything at the door, your bag, your shoes, you day, your past, your future, your fears, your desires, your expectations, your longings, your spirituality, your concepts, your knowing, your lack, your personality, your gender, your identity – what is left ? Who is left ?

There is the real possibility to come to Satsang with empty hands  – no Agenda – this is the real opportunity, the invitation of Satsang – to experience your self, naked to yourself, just as you are.
We have the opportunity to inquire directly into truth, into freedom itself. When we really hear Papaji’s words “Satsang is not to do or undo anything” then we come together simply as we are, to tell the truth about what is already here, what is already free, this is the blessing and the opportunity of Satsang – let us meet here as this that we are – freedom itself.
In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji

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