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.”
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.
You are That through which you would search.
You are what you are looking for!
And That is All it is. “~ Papaji
What doesn’t come, stay or go is your own Self. “~ Papaji
In Love and endless gratitude for this that you are ~ Namaste Yantra-ji