Archives: GF Streaming Videos

A custom post type for streaming videos, including media posts (actual videos), and informational, upsell, and miscellaneous related posts.

Less than a Speck of Dust

Less than a Speck of Dust Less than a speck of dust

July 24, 1995 Boulder, CO

In this video from the archives Gangaji reads letters of explosive realization that illustrate “the end of seeking and the beginning of seeing.” The treasure of these letters, along with Gangaji’s response, renders life’s complexity down to two basic tenets: We are born to express love, and that our lives, less than a speck of dust, can reflect the immeasurable vastness of being.

“What a mystery it is that this tiniest speck is as big as Life Itself. When this is realized, you can throw away all possibility of measuring anything. You recognize all measurements are made up, are nothing, and you are left at before the beginning.”

 

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.”

Give Your Burden to the Ganga

Give Your Burden to the Ganga Give Your Burden to the Ganga - Gangaji in Varanasi with woman

January 27, 1994, Varanasi, India

This video from Gangaji’s visit to India in 1994 was filmed on a sandbar in the middle of the Holy River Ganges (Ganga). With the river and the ancient city of Varanasi as backdrop, Gangaji answers questions about the desire to be present in the moment, the desire to simply be, the desire to give up this game of up and down that we take so seriously.

“Relax. Stop chasing any thought that you are not already present, not already being. Stop separating yourself out. You are that which is always present. Presence is eternal. To try to ‘be present’ already assumes that you are not. This assumption is a lie, and this lying is exhausting. Rest in ‘I am,’ and see if there is any lack of presence.”

The Silent Refuge in the Midst of the Storm

The Silent Refuge in the Midst of the Storm Silent Refuge

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.

Where is the Buddha? Papaji’s Final Teaching

Where is the Buddha? Papaji’s Final Teaching Where is the Buddha

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?

 

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.

The Language of Effortlessness

The Language of Effortlessness The language of Effortlessness

June 5, 1994, Boulder, CO

This video from the archives includes many lively interactions, the heart of which is the topic of effort and effortlessness. If you feel that realizing the truth of your being requires effort, then eventually you will find yourself exhausted and disillusioned. Are you efforting to know who you are?

“Effort is what we are taught, it’s what we do, it’s what we believe is necessary. We are most afraid to stop effort because that would be the unknown. What I am speaking about cannot be ‘done’ and cannot be ‘known.’ You are never separate from it; it is already the truth of who you are—pure pristine awareness, effortlessly as it is, limitless and un-findable as a particular entity.

 

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

About
Events
Browse
Get Involved
For Members
More