How is it possible to come home to yourself right now? This month Gangaji’s invitation to you is to recognize where home truly is, in the last place you thought to look. Join Gangaji for a live online meeting on Sunday, October 11 at 11:00 AM PDT Learn More https://gangaji.org/online-events/
GF Topic: Commitment to Truth
From a retreat held in 2009, Gangaji takes us through an exercise in asking, What is my question? and What is the answer?
Let Yourself Be Leveled, May 3, 2002, Boulder, CO
Since so much of our world has to do with an evaluation of different levels, our habitual focus on achieving naturally crosses over into the spiritual search. In this video from the archives Gangaji effortlessly debunks the commonly held belief that there are different levels of enlightenment and that any one person is inherently more enlightened than another.
“This invitation is to recognize what has no levels, what is free of evolution, free of devolution, free of advancement, free of retreat, free of success, free of failure, free of enlightenment, and free of ignorance. That which is free is the truth of who you already are. That which is bound to levels has only to do with what you think you are not.”
The following morning at Santa Sabina Gangaji follows up with more on what is really trustworthy. Ultimately anything that comes and goes in not trustworthy. What is always here?
From a retreat in Victoria, BC in 2015. What if we don’t make it as a species? How else are you going to live your life but in opening to what is here?
March 24, 1999. Denmark, Australia
Have you ever been graced with a glimpse, a taste, a recognition of the everlasting peace that is the truth of your being? Often times the mind will immediately pick up the search for more that, as if more will be found somewhere other than here where you are. In this video Gangaji clearly lays out how to cut that habitual tendency at its root.
“This habit of relying on the mind and its latest interpretation of where more of God or truth will be found is very strong. It is a cycling. In a millisecond of true stopping, the mind is seen for what it is. In that same millisecond the presence of God, of truth, of enlightenment, is recognized.”
Naturally, we don’t like feeling the pain of separation or fragmentation. Naturally, we want to fix that. But before you fix it, just take a moment to realize that your capacity to experience fragmentation is not separate from wholeness.
In this clip Gangaji challenges us to remain conscious, walking the razor’s edge of integrity. Freedom is not about being able to do whatever you want. It is the willingness to open, be exposed. Make yourself a target.
Open Meeting in Berkeley, CA, October 22, 2019
As a society of consumers, we are conditioned to reach for our fulfillment, and this conditioning can naturally leak into our spiritual search. In this video, Gangaji challenges you to honestly inquire: Is your desire for enlightenment driven by the need for personal power or protection? What do you think enlightenment will give you?
“Whenever we reach for power, we are overlooking the true source of all power. As long as you are alive, you are infused by the power of being. In being conscious of that being, and conscious of the immeasurability of that being, it is possible to discover that the most profound fulfillment lies simply in being.”
In the midst of dire events happening all over our planet, Gangaji calls on us to take responsibility for ending suffering in just this one spot of Mother Earth, where you find yourself. Then you will see how your life will be used.