In this clip Gangaji points to the silent refuge, the space within each of us, that is present regardless of our circumstances. Whether a literal storm is raging around us, or a global disaster, our human tendency is to miss what is untouched by what might get better or worse. Recorded in 2009, Gangaji goes on to talk about the global financial crisis that rocked the world at that time, and the prevailing fears that it would get worse. It’s a prescient call to take refuge in what is never affected by circumstances that resonates deeply with our times.
GF Topic: Facing Death
In this clip, from a meeting that took place a few days after Papaji’s death, Gangaji shares the last teaching that he gave from his deathbed. Fiercely, furiously, he asked each one of his devotees in the room, this very essential question that is really the root of all his teaching. “Where is the Buddha?” You could substitute Peace, God, Truth. Where is Peace? Where is Truth? Where is God? Finally, where is Life itself? Where is Life to be found? Where is the Buddha to be found? In the understanding of the Buddha, there is a reconciliation of all apparent opposing forms. Where is That which you are seeking?
While we are keeping our physical distance from each other all over the globe, we can still offer each other our loving support. Gangaji offered a free online meeting on March 22, a time to come together, to share our heartfelt reports and questions, and open to what is here. We are in this together.
In this clip, When the Unimaginable Happens, a woman faces into her grief and guilt after making a fatal mistake. She describes for Gangaji the harrowing circumstances of a journey to hell and back, after making an unaccountable, deathly mistake while on vacation in Mexico.
Take a quick peek at this new video compilation from Gangaji’s library. In this clip from Gangaji’s compilation, Let the Oneness Be You, lies a hint to an elusive secret, the one thing you imagine is excluded from the experience of totality: you! In the full video, Gangaji demonstrates that the totality of being that holds all parts is already who you are. She invites you to simply receive yourself, completely. “Wholeness includes all. Then the question becomes, are you willing to accept the whole? To be intimate with the whole?”
Meeting devastating grief and disillusionment is never easy. In this clip, Gangaji hears from Michele Sondheimer about her journey to hell and back, and the cessation of her search to be ok after the loss of her husband. Deeper than any story of suffering is the direct experience or pure loss and desolation. Meeting that is what allows the deepening of truth and surrender.
This fall Michele is standing alongside Hillary Larson and Mark Northcross to support a matching grant for new and increased monthly donors. Find out how you can stand with Michele to support the programs that serve peace.
Read an in-depth interview with Michele about her meeting with Gangaji, waking up, love, loss and why she has chosen to support the Gangaji Foundation. Read
In the recognition of who I am, all malevolence, all harm, every mistake or crime, is delivered into the vastness of self. This is redemption, the return home. It is possible for all.
This is Gangaji’s direct invitation to each of us, now, in this moment, to die. The body will die sometime. That is a guarantee of birth. But the opportunity is to die before the body dies. And in that death to tell the truth about who you are.
We don’t have to wait for the death of the body to die free. Right now, are you willing to stop for one moment and die? It just takes one instant. Gangaji is offering her assistance!
If you are suffering, there is still some story that you are a victim. Are you willing to just say enough? To simply call it off? Papaji’s last word’s were “Bas!” (Enough). No one can end it but you. You are free to suffer and you are free to stop suffering.
“We have become enamored with our spiritual search. It serves a crucial purpose as it awakens the heart. Yet if it becomes the object of our infatuation, it is a relentless obstacle. Give it up! Give up your search for awakening, give up your search for love, give up your search for yourself for one instant, and see what is found.”
If you have been graced with a glimpse of reality, can you honestly say that you did something for it? Can you say with certainty that you can command its return? Gangaji reminds us that this is the joke! You have never been separate from this. What you have been searching for is already here, realizing itself in you.
The full version of this video is available in Gangaji’s Video Library