GF Topic: The Mind

The Dance of Inflation and Deflation

The Dance of Inflation and Deflation Inflation Deflation

January 13, 2002, Marin County, CA

In this video Gangaji lays out the egoic experiences of inflation and deflation in the search for truth. Often it can feel like you “get it” and then you “lose it,” all the while never questioning who? Who is it that gets it and loses it? Who are you? Here Gangaji illustrates how it is imminently possible not to think yourself but to simply be yourself. And in that being is the answer to who.

“All that the inflated ego can hold is a thought of the truth, a thought of peace, a thought of who one is. This is a huge thought, and it even points to reality, but it remains a thought. In our meeting I invite you to give up both deflation and inflation, and recognize yourself as the pure consciousness that holds it all.”

Simply Open

Simply Open Simply Open

June 20-21, Online Weekend Retreat

What does it mean to open to yourself? In these highlights from the June 2020 online weekend, Gangaji leads each participant into a deepening discovery of what means to live a life of true openness.

“I invite you to use our time together to discover what it means and how it is relevant to your own life in any particular moment, to open. Simply open. The help that is finally available is your mind’s own surrender to its source.”

To Be Utterly Simple Is to Be Yourself

To Be Utterly Simple Is to Be Yourself Utterly Simple

August 15, 2019 PM, San Rafael, CA

Does your mind tend to seek out simplicity? Or is it more preoccupied with finding and solving complication? Regardless of the complexity of what’s being presented in this meeting, Gangaji points each person back to the utter simplicity of being.

“I love a good book with a complicated plot, or the complicated action of a bustling city, or a walk in the forest among the exquisite complications of nature. But if we get caught up in complication, we continually overlook the utterly simple fulfillment that is the root and source of all life. To be utterly simple is actually to be yourself.”

So Not What I Thought

So Not What I Thought Gangaji in blue - So not what I thought

We cling to control as a survival strategy. The opportunity of a lifetime is to embrace totality. Then you’re embracing yourself.  We are deeply, profoundly conditioned to only embrace what is pertinent to the survival of the body.  Or if we are emotional creatures, what is pleasurable.  Or if we’re social creatures, what gives us power.  But to embrace the totality, whether that’s chaos or harmony is irrelevant at any one point because you’re embracing yourself.

I Am not Here to Fix You

I Am not Here to Fix You Gangaji is not here to fix you

In this clip, Gangaji speaks to why she has appeared in your consciousness: not to fix you or teach you or convert you in any way. “My only function is to invite your individual consciousness to reflect back into the spaciousness that it arises from.” She goes on to examine the challenges to this that arise from the addiction of following thought as reality, and the remedy that her teacher Papaji gave her

There is No Obstacle Between You and Yourself

There is No Obstacle Between You and Yourself You Dont Need To Fix Yourself To Know True Happiness

I am inviting you to stop imagining what it is you need to get fixed, or what obstacle you need to get rid of, or how you need to get deeper, or how you need to be awake a hundred percent of the time. All of that is still within the realm of imagining a problem, imagining that there are certain benchmark measurements. Problems do appear in lives and there are measurements. But I am inviting you to engage in an experiment and investigation of really, really just immediately being at home.

Today that is heresy. It is called the “spiritual bypass,” and it is heresy. In our current secular/spiritual dogma, you are not allowed to take the bypass. You have to go into the garbage dump, and you have to dig through, to go through all the ancestry. But I am here to tell you that you are allowed to take the bypass. You are free to go digging wherever you would like to go, but you aren’t required to. You can go immediately home, because home is where you are. It is what is always here.

The Simple Truth About Lasting Fulfillment

The Simple Truth About Lasting Fulfillment Lasting Fulfillment - Gangaji in front of mic

11.12.2014

Santa Monica, California

Is there a secret to discovering true and lasting fulfillment, here and now and forevermore? Gangaji shares her experience of her teacher’s astonishingly simple instruction that revealed the truth of lasting fulfillment.

“It’s so simple!  I was always considering: what can I get here, what can I keep here, or what can I keep away from here.  When he said find out what is already and always here.  It was shocking to me.” 

Discover for yourself the fulfillment that is always here, no matter what comes and goes.

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