The Truth Is

Item Code: IDK601
Author: Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Publisher: A Full Circle Book
Language: English
Edition: 2000
ISBN: 817621082X
Pages: 553 (15 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
Weight 550 gm
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Back Of The Book

Only the Truth is and you are that!

You are the unchanging Awareness in which all activity takes place.

To deny this is do suffer to know this is Freedom.

It is not difficult to realize this because it is your true Nature.

Simply inquire who am I? and watch carefully.

Do not make effort and do not stir a thought.

Look within approach with all-devotion and stay as heart.

Keep vigilant and you will see that nothing will arise.

This is the trick of how to keep the mind quiet.

And how to win Freedom. This doesn't take time

Because Freedom is always here

You simply have to watch is the source of this thought?

Then you will see that you have always been Free

And that everything has been a dream



This book is a collection of spontaneous songs spoken by Sri H.W.L Poonja during gatherings with his students in North India between 1990 and 1997. The songs flow from his experience of the highest and yet simplest Truth that we are pure Consciousness the totality of Existence.

Papaji, as his loved ones call him was born in the Punjab in 1910 to the sister of Swami Rama Tirtha one of India's most respected saints. He realized the Truth when he was 8 years old. This Realization infinitely blossomed in his early 30's when he met his Guru Sri Ramana Maharishi, the Sage of Arunachala. Since that time he shares this Beauty with his wise words his look his touch and simply by the silent spiritual power that radiates form his presence. When he left his body in September of 1997 this power exploded and is left around the world now than ever.

It is a very rare occurrence that a being like Papaji takes a from, manifesting as a teacher of uncompromising absolute Truth and says:

Look within,

There is no difference

Between yourself self and Guru.

You are always Free

There is no teacher

There is no student

There is no teaching

When we forget our true nature and believe that we are something finite and insignificant he offers words of ancient wisdom to explain the unspeakable. As doubt is removed and illusoryness flees like the night at dawn these same words dance in a celebration of vast Freedom and Love. And indeed in his precious Satsangs he often tells people to rise up to rise up to sing and dance.

This Beloved Master speaks some of the clearest words that can possibly be spoken point to the same time says that all words are only indicators that merely point to the Truth. He directs us daily to vigilantly follow this indication and not to sick to the words. Leave the wordiness of the world." This laughing Buddha lovingly roars and realize what the words I speak are pointing to. Truth is not knowledge it transcends knowing. It is beyond the ability of mind to analyze to figure out to dissect or to comprehend."

From 1918 to Now, Papaji has directly shown to thousands that the Truth is the most magnificent Mystery undifferentiated from our very self. He guides one to surrender to the wisdom of our being and that we are the truth. "You are unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place. Always rest in peace. You are eternal Being unbounded and undivided. Just keep Quiet. All is well. Keep Quit here and Now. You are Happiness you are Peace, you are Freedom. Do not entertain any notions that your are in trouble. Be kind to yourself. Open to your Heart and simply Be."

He is a true Master with thousand of ways to stop your mind to help you inquire into who you really are to turn your awareness directly toward awareness to being you into the infinity of this Moment. We are so lucky to have such essential Wisdom available to us. As he says.

Those who know this know Everything.

If not even the most learned know nothing at all.

Hindu Bhakta, Christian mystic, Zen master Mountain shaman, Taoist sage Dzogchen lama Advaita Jnani Sufi saint, Aghora yogi Vedic pundit you name it: with the depth of his knowledge, the extent of his experience and the clarity of his articulation he proves to be a Master of such and every tradition.

As Timelessness is a sign of the teaching of the Wise these songs compiled by essence only and so have no chronology often even within single verse. Also for the sake of clarity capital letters are used whenever word is intended to point toward the one ultimate self. Examples include Truth bliss light Nowness fullness and consciousness. The joyous grammar of Freedom itself can stop your mind.

We would like to acknowledge all those who helped put this book together: yudhishtara for his overall support and guidance Prashanti for recording transcribing compiling and editing the Satsangs with Poonja that are the basis of this book Vidyavati for typing editing and proofing Carol Watts for text and cover layout and proofing the photographers listed on page 553, and of course the master who guided the entire project in silence.

With love and gratitude to our Beloved Satguru who had given us all so much it is a joy to offer this book to you Thank You.


Table of Contents


Introduction vii
You Are Love Dancing As Emptiness 11
Self 25
The Satguru 55
Grace 87
Satsang: Association With the Truth 97
Sing And Symptoms Of Immanent Freedom 121
Brhmajignyasa: The Desire for Freedom 121
Vivek: Discrimination Between Peace and Suffering 133
Vairagaya Renunciation of the transient 138
Holiness: Innocence and Purity 143
faith and Trust 147
Good karma and Ahimsa 149
Vichar: Self Inouiry 153
Questions about Vichar Answered 188
Doubts about the Truth removed 224
Fear of the truth Removed 233
The Cessation Of Objectification 243
Losing The revelation By Attaining It 252
Honoring the Revelation By Being That 259
Bhakti: Love of The Divine 283
The Divine Mother 300
Surrender 303
I AM With You Wherever You Are" 315
The World IS Illusion 331
Narayana: The Creation of the Illusion 331
Maya: the Shakti of the Illusion 334
Mind The Movement of the Illusion 346
Dreams the Nature of the Illusion 349
Karma The Script of the Illusion 352
Thieves In An Empty House 361
Desire 361
Mind Thousand and Mental Baggage 368
Attachment and past 380
Fear and Fear of Death 385
Anger and Dissatisfaction 391
Sadhana three is no Becoming Being 399
The Traps of search practice and process 399
The traps Of Religions Traditions and Ashrams 418
Useful Sadhana and Dropping practices 425
Dropping Practice 428
Meditation 429
Mantra 435
Karma yoga 439
Yoga and Pranayama 443
Kundalini Yoga 444
Yatra 446
Yantra 449
Tantric Sex 451
Living Skillfully 455
Essence of Skillfulness 455
Relationship Marriage and Sexuality 470
Occupation and Money 486
Raising Children 493
Health and healing 495
Healers 495
Death and Dying 507
Freedom 509
Enlightenment 519
Compassion and service 537
Love beyond the beyond 542
Glossary 550
About This Book 552
Photographs 553

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