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:
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.
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