1. 2015-07-19-Satsang: The Real Self

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    Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the Knowledge of our very Existence. Dialogues on belief in existence, the quest for happiness, reality, and oneself, continuity and depth of Self-inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Gita and in Tamil from chapter 10 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: I have a hard time thinking of myself as not being the mind. I see the mind as the seat of all thoughts, and I struggle with this. Nome: You know the thoughts. The thoughts do not know you. Become intensely curious about this unknown Knower, the unknown Knower of all that is known. You exist all of the time. Where there is existence, there is knowledge of it. The two are not really two. They are inseparable from each other, Existence and the knowledge of Existence. By the light of that Knowledge, inquire. As long as there remains misidentification with the mind, there will seem to be fluctuations, going straight ahead and swerving and such. But are we the mind? Comprehend deeply that no thought is you and no thought tells you about reality. If you treat all of your thinking as unreal, knowing that it is not you, will you be led astray and will you be bound? Depth of Knowledge is what is important. Sufficient depth naturally yields continuity. Here, the end is the means. Because the end is the means in Self-Knowledge and true self-inquiry, there can be no failure, for there is only one.

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    • 2015-07-12-Satsang: Self-Knowledge

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      Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction in Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on the Self’s transcendence of the three states, freedom from “mine,” and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Gita and in Tamil from chapter 9 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: I am enjoying these meditations. One of the meditations is the illusion between thoughts is the deep sleep state. Nome: Waking is within the dream, or is another kind of dream, both of which appear in the deep sleep state. Where does the deep sleep state appear? Questioner: That is the forth state, which is Consciousness, which they all are in. Nome: Consciousness is stateless. That Consciousness which transcends all states, which is no sort of thing but which everything is, should be known as yourself. If you enjoy so much thinking about it, just consider how much joy there is in actually inquiring and having your identity absorbed in that and to abide as that. (silence) Cease to consider yourself as anything in the waking state and, likewise, the dream state. Likewise any sense of darkness associated with deep sleep. What remains? It is not a thing, and it is not an absence of things. It is not dark or light, nor is it any combination of the above. If you are not in a state of mind, where are you? If you are not in anything that appears, in anyway whatsoever, in any state of mind, what are you? Not only are you not in a state of mind, but as mentioned in the Karika by Gaudapada, you are not the experiencers of such states. You are not a waking one, dreamer, or sleeper. So, what are you?

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      • 2015-01-25-Satsang: Silence

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        Initial spiritual instruction is given entirely in silence. Dialogues on the significance of silence, familiarity and the Knowledge of Existence, happiness-reality-identity, freedom from the body and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Chandogya Upanishad and in Tamil from chapter 43 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: (After a long period of silence to start Satsang) I wasn’t sure if you were going to speak, but I would like to ask a question. Nome: The discourse was in silence. Did you understand? Questioner: The best I could. Nome: The one who understands, what is his nature? The one who thinks he does not understand, what is his nature? If that is known through a profound inquiry, “Who am I?”, what is found is the eternal, the infinite, of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, birthless, deathless, all-transcendent, illimitable, undifferentiated, and homogeneous. The singular absolute reality, Brahman, is that. That is yourself; there is no other. Such is the significance of silence. Yet, you had a question?

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        • 2015-02-08-Satsang: Free From Difference

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          Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Brahman and the Self being identical and the elimination of illusory differentiation by Self-inquiry. Dialogues on the witness of all minds, the comparison of the waking and dream states, the non-arising of the ego “I,” and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Chandogya Upanishad and in Tamil from chapter 44 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Nome: The origin is the one who has it. If through inquiry, you know his nature, duality will be found never to be. The real ever is, and the unreal has never come to be. Just how real is Reality? How unreal is the unreal? If we say to ourselves that the unreal is unreal, but it is to a certain extent or it appears, we really do not know that it is unreal. We still think that it is real. If we except that Brahman is real, it excludes anything else coming to be, for Brahman is without modification. How would it be possible to change the changeless? Any sense of difference starts with “I.” Examine him first, and then say. Questioner: I find it hard to understand why the “I” arises. Nome: Does the “I” arise? Explanations of illusion are only to dispel the illusion and not to give rise to the concept that it concretely exists. So the “I” is said to arise first. This makes ones vision nonobjective, which yields clear inquiry or true Knowledge. It does not mean that there is an actual “I” and it arises. It prompts the inquiry into for whom it arises. Can an ego notion arise for itself? It cannot arise for the true Self, which is one without a second. So, for whom is it? Do you see how to proceed?

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          • 2015-07-05-Satsang: Free From Difference

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            Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the Self free from imaginary differences, such as jagat-jiva-para, and its true nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Dialogues on the three states of mind and the unreality of their content, Consciousness, God-Guru-Self, misidentification with a body and misperception as a world, supreme simplicity, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Gita and in Tamil from chapter 9 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: It seems that simplicity does not exist with the complexity of the thought, body, and the world. You've mentioned to remove those things that are created. Nome: Only that which is unreal can be removed. That which is the reality can never be negated. When you remove ignorance, you do not remove anything real. It is just ignorance, the stuff of imagination. Yes, it is simple, supremely simple, yet very profound. The truth of the Self is so simple that it is ineffable. It is where, as the sastras say, thoughts and words turn back unable to grasp. Questioner: If thoughts can touch it, then it cannot be it. Nome: How can you be a thought? For whom are the thoughts? Questioner: It is believed to be another, a thought holder. Nome: One thought does not know another. For whom are the thoughts? The thought can neither know itself nor know another thought. Who knows? Undefined by thought, what is this? The unknown knower of all that is known, it is self-luminous. Such is the nature of your very Consciousness. Now, there are not two selves: one who thinks he does not know this and one being the absolute Consciousness. The Self is only one. Regarding that which is thought-transcendent, there cannot be any duality or plurality.

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            • 2015-06-28-Satsang: In the Self, as the Self, by the Self

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              Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Self-inquiry and true Knowledge. Dialogues on the mind, doer-ship, freedom from a wandering mind, determination and discrimination, freedom from desire, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Ashtavakra Gita and in Tamil from chapter 8 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: Janaka said, “The thoughts are the thief that rob me of the happiness,” and he also said, “Rely on the Self.” However, I wander with thoughts. Nome: Do you wander in the thoughts, or do the thoughts wander in you? Questioner: I take myself as an entity. Nome: You consider yourself to be an entity that can wander through the domain of thoughts, whereas, all the while, the thoughts are within you as the boundless Consciousness that you are. Correct that misidentification. You are the Consciousness, which knows all thoughts but forever stands beyond all of them. In truth, the thoughts have no existence apart from you. You are of the nature Being-Consciousness-Bliss. If you mistake the thoughts to be real, they seem to rob you of your happiness, even though, in truth, all the while, the bliss is exactly where it has always been, identical with Being and Consciousness. Clear up the question of identity. You will see that you are not in thought. Thought only appears in you, and, in the highest truth, in you, there are no thoughts. One alone exists – that One you are.

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                • 2015-06-07-Satsang: Silent Spiritual Instruction

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                  Initial silence is followed by silent spiritual instruction. A dialogue on negation. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Avadhuta Gita and in Tamil from chapter 7 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: On Friday night, you had us meditate on pure Consciousness. It seems that negation would leave pure Consciousness as the result. Nome: If all that can be negated is negated, what else remains but unalloyed Consciousness? What was the instruction this morning? Questioner: The instruction was beyond words. Nome: Likewise is pure Consciousness, which is one’s very Being. It is the reality, for which there is no alternative. It is of the nature of Sat-Chit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss. There is no one apart from that to say “I know it” or “I do not know it.” That absolute, invariable Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is Brahman. There simply is no other. As that alone exists eternally, who can speak of preliminary or otherwise? The identity, the reality, and happiness should return to their right place, their origin. To know your identity, negate from it all that is not the Self. The only thing that can actually be negated is the unreal. The reality ever is, infinite, eternal, and realized with nonobjective Knowledge. For this Knowledge, inquire “Who am I?” and negate from your identity, from the knowledge of reality, from your happiness, anything that is not actually that. Since that is the sole-existent reality, when all that can be negated has been negated, has anything been negated really? But the veil of ignorance is gone.

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                  • 2015-03-01-Satsang: Satyam-Jnanam-Anantam

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                    Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about Brahman’s nature of Truth-Knowledge-Infinity and the Existence of the Self. Dialogues on the solid mass of space-like Being, doubtless Existence-Consciousness, the infinite, freedom from the idea of being the performer of action, detachment and happiness, egolessness, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from the Chandogya Upanishad and in Tamil from chapter 1 of the Song of Ribhu. Quote from Satsang: Questioner: You mentioned last Friday night about “a solid mass,” and I wanted to understand it more deeply. Nome: The phrase used to express the truth on that Friday night was “a solid mass of space-like Being.” What could be more real than the Self which is Existence itself? A solid-seeming thing, such as the world, is not actually solid, but Being, which is Consciousness, is solid in that it is absolutely real. It is a mass in the sense that it is immeasurably vast, and there are no gaps in it. There is no place where it is more or less. There is no time when it is not. It is entirely unformed, yet no form can exist apart from it. Questioner: When there appears to be form, it is still not apart from it? Nome: When there appears to be form, you should inquire, “For whom is that appearance?” It is only after the arising of the notion of “I” that some form, something, some “this,” can appear. This is dependent on “I.” Find out the nature of the “I.” If the “I” has form, there are other forms. If the “I” is formless, there is just infinite, space-like, solid Being. That, itself, is the perfect fullness.

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                    • NO.ME STUDIO - BEHIND YOURSELF

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