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You Are That! Satsang With Gangaji, Volume 1 Paperback – January, 1995
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Gangaji is an American-born teacher and author. She travels the world, speaking to people from all walks of life, responding to the deepest spiritual questions of our time. Gangajis books and tapes celebrate the end of the search. They are a joyous welcoming home that lend support for living ones life as a clear and conscious reflection of the truth of ones being.
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"You are already free. You are pure, uninterrupted consciousness. Somehow in the play of yourself, of consciousness itself, there has been a veiling of the inherent truth of freedom. Consciousness somehow hides from itself and pretends it is lost. In a certain moment in the play, there arises the desire to end the game of hiding and begin being eternally found. The desire to be found is the desire to awaken in the dream.
There is a particular mindset that is an enormous obstacle to realizing the truth of who one is. That mindset states that realization is either something that happened to someone else in the past, or something that may happen for you sometime in the future. If you give up both past and future as separate from right now, you see what is possible in this moment."
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This makes a very special reading for all the followers of Advaita Vedanta emphasizing the positive sense of one and only one `I' and leaving aside any false notion, and importance assigned to the restricted view of individual self or me.
The next two quotes show the clarity of description of the problem.
"Who you imagine yourself to be is annihilated by the revelation of freedom. You, as you have known yourself to be, are no more. You, as you have imagined yourself to be, are revealed to be nonexistent. There remains only the unimaginable truth of who you are."
"Die to everything you have ever known about who you are. Die to the habit of following any thought that defines who you are."
The following references present how and where to look for a solution.
"You are the constant. In either limited awareness or unlimited awareness, awareness is always present, and awareness is all you are."
"You are intelligence itself. You are clarity itself. Relax and allow that to reveal itself. Allow clarity to surprisingly reveal itself, with no thought of how it should reveal itself, or what the revelation will be when it does reveal itself."
"If you don't overlook for a moment that which is before, during, and after all mind activity, unnecessary suffering is finished."
" People overlook everlasting beauty because they desire to be somewhere different; somewhere they imagine circumstances to be better. Stop where you are and check."
"To immediately discover the truth, let go of every technique to get to truth. Whether it is peace of mind you want, or full, total realization of truth of your being, let go of every concept that you are not truth. Let go of every concept that you have to do some thing to get to truth, to realize truth. Let go of every concept of who you are, period, and see."
"The habit of seeking yourself in categories and particularizations must be put aside."
"Stop searching in your memory and recognize what has been here all the time."
"Find awareness and you find permanence. How do you find awareness ? By giving up the search for awareness as a thing, an object."
"What a secret! No mind can comprehend this secret."
"Stay here. Let stillness dissolve belief in any substantiality of independent existence."
"The ego is simply a thought based on the assumption that you are a particular body, and this is a lie. All assumptions that follow and follow and support initial, mistaken assumption are therefore also lies.
Let go of the practice of trying to hold the body together, of thinking your reality. This is the beginning. What is then revealed is so secret that it cannot be spoken. If it is spoken, it is already a distortion of truth."
"Is being really a dissolving ?"
"Yes. A dissolving of all thoughts, all concepts. A dissolving of all ideas of who you are, or who you might be someday, or who you should be, or who you hope you can be."
Here are a few tips on stillness:
"Stillness is, and being quiet is recognizing what is always still, regardless of events or commentary on events. Even what appears to be noise appears in silence. Return to that. Be there."
"The challenge is then to recognize that stillness is always present. Simply check by turning your mind inward rather than pursuing its outward flow. Relax, rather than efforting to stop the mind's outward flow. Rest your mind."
Similarly there are powerful words on right orientation to relationships in the chapter titled, `The Heart of Relationships'. The chapter on `Depth of Simplicity', and `Facing the Fear of Death', address our core issues and invite us to see the Truth and accept it and be free.
The chapter titled `True Meaning of Vigilance' is very special.
Finally, the quote on page 172:
"Jesus is reported as having said, "If you know how to suffer, you do not suffer".
How to suffer ? By willingly, completely, and unsentimentally asking, Who is suffering ?"
conveys the core message of the book.