Gangaji is the beloved Master of my heart and soul, my True Guru, the one who showed me the light of consciousness, my own Self shining blessedly in All. She is the heart of my heart, the answer to a desperate prayer to know True Love. I have been by her side, drenched in devotion for over 16 years. I belong to Her alone, and She is discovered freshly, essentially, impeccably in each moment through this life of living Grace. I will never get up from this bow of gratitude. In the light of her presence I am seen. She is a blessing to the world and I love her with every fiber of my being, eternally. How does one speak of this??!! I am lived by this meeting, lived in love.
Look for the truth in every lie, that way you'll be able to have communion with your brother and sister. Look for the truth because you can, through the dark of deceit and betrayal, ignoring and hurt; it is there bidding you to find it. Truth asks us to yield, to open, to look into it's face, it wants us to look. It can be like looking into the sun and like falling into darkness too. Truth can be like that. To look for the truth? Be Still.
It is a razors edge.
There must be complete surrender and it is ruthless. It has got to be ruthless, truly ruthless. Everything has to be given. All is taken; everything - good, bad, everything - all that you are. All you think you are. That is the thing. It takes what you think you are. And then it keeps it. It does, it keeps it. Thank goodness. What is "it"? It is the nourishing balm of Truth, Love, Silence. It is what you are, now, without making any effort. Give your attention to that.
How to recognize the insanity of rote behavior, reactionary action and desire based acquisition? Silence reveals all of it and re-sets the attention on what is real and lasting, true and loving. To take the time to pause and rest, allowing all effort to cease for just a moment will reveal to you the activity of the mind. Thoughts will seem overpowering, so used are we, to planning and gnawing on regrets or perceived injustices committed against us. In the midst of this mind storm, you can focus your attention with razor sharp clarity on the substratum of their origin. If you simply look for the origin, you will discover a current of deep silence permeating it all. At first, the mind will not be interested in this. It will feign boredom. If you use your attention to dive into the experience of boredom you will discover that the movement inwards and down with the attention yields way to the opening of the mind into that which is unknown to it. This can give rise to fear, for we have so long kept busy with thought that we have created a world which by it's nature is limited by the known. This made up world is what we believe to be real. It is our persona, our beliefs, our purpose. What I am speaking of here is the discovery of what lies beyond the minds perception. The willingness to investigate earnestly into the truth of ones true nature is the willingness to be what cannot be captured in the mind. This is your birthright. This is the evolutionary wave of Self discovery that is washing over humanity right this second.
We think intimacy is what we have among our friends and our families and our spouses and our pets. But really the most intimate act is to surrender to the truth of one’s self: to actually give a moment of your life to that. It is deeply intimate. It is an expression that can’t be repeated. It only happens in the moment, this moment that is only here now ever.
Is in love with what is true and good and real and her life is given to that.