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#3171 - Monday, May 19, 2008 - Editor:
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Remove all becoming, you are Being.
Becoming is effort, Being is not effort.
You are always That so be like the breeze
that is attached to neither the garbage nor
the garden that it blows over.
"The Truth Is"
Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Read a fascinating account of circumstances leading up to David Godman writing a book. Comments show that he is also actively answering questions on his blog.
For no particular reason I feel like telling a story of some
odd coincidences that came into my life back in the
In 1983 I was in
Here, as promised yesterday, is the interview I gave to Integral
Yoga Magazine on Papajis approach to self-enquiry.
Unlike the interview on Ramana Maharshis teachings on this
subject, which I posted yesterday, this interview is not built
around material that I had already posted on my site.
Integral Yoga Magazine: What is the essence of Papajis teachings?
David Godman: Papaji insisted that he was not a teacher and that he had no teachings. This was a somewhat perverse and paradoxical position for him to make because he spent decades of his life teaching people and giving them experiences of the Self.
Papaji liked a Tamil phrase that Ramana Maharshi often uttered: Summa iru, which means Be quiet, or Be still. He said that taking the mind back to its source and making it abide there, without a single thought, was the way to make the Self reveal itself. If he had a teaching at all, it was telling people to Be quiet. Most people attempt to accomplish this in their spiritual practices; Papaji actually had the ability to make it happen for you while you were sitting in front of him.
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