San Diego, California
“Enlightenment is a concept of the mind. Once enlightenment is experienced, then you are free to realize who you truly are, which is absolutely untouched by any concept of mind.”
Answering questions concerning right livelihood and right relationship, Gangaji exposes the common mental conditioning which obscures one’s day to day experience of truth.
October 16, 1994
Santa Fe, NM
“Don’t give your thoughts the power of either mystery or finality”
This meeting reveals the suffering inherent in the belief that one’s thoughts are the final reality. Gangaji exposes the tricks of the mind and speaks of the fearless resolve required to be true to the truth of one’s self.
San Rafael, CA
Grasping, rejecting and disassociating are the mind’s ways of interacting on the surface of life. But what is always at the depths? These three movements can be a signal to the invitation to dive deeper.
January 27, 2000
San Diego, CA
All you really have is your attention. What is your life’s attention in service to? When the open mind is turned toward the force and presence of eternal love, then it is possible to realize yourself to be that love. Gangaji encourages you to make that final choice: To let your mind, your life, your experience, and your learning be used in service to the truth of who you are.
“To choose to have your mind, your life, your capabilities be used in service of love, this is rare. This is not a casual declaration. Yet it is so simple. Love is simply a reflection now of what is inside you.”
November 16, 2014 AM
Santa Monica, CA
“I have discovered the bliss, the freedom of not needing to have anything. My body needs things. My emotions need; my mind needs rest, stimulation, all of that. But who I am – life – doesn’t even need life. And it’s alive in you now, if you are willing to penetrate the trance.”
In this Meeting Gangaji emphasizes that opening to the depths of an emotion, such as fear, does not require analysis or processing, since it is not a conceptual experience. In order to drop into the core, we have to be willing to lose control of the narrative, to lose control of the dialogue, to give up managing reality. Gangaji challenges us to be consciously willing to not figure things out, to nurture the freshness of not knowing, in order to awaken from the trance of who we think we are.
February 10, 1996 Maui, HI
“In the instant of simply stopping the struggle against life, there is fulfillment, mystery, grace, and ease.”
An examination of the human experience and the so-called demands of the world. To anyone who feels pulled or coerced by society, Gangaji transmits the wisdom and ease of simply being in the world as who one naturally is.