Advaita Writings

A collection of Rajivji's teachings and insights into Advaita Vedanta

What is Love?

Transcribed from a talk on September 5, 2011 What we call LOVE seldom fails in arousing joy in our hearts, so much so that to be loved and to love is perhaps the most desired of all that we seek and we want it to be the fulcrum of our lives. This is what brings a...

Understanding Pain and Suffering

Read the first part of this talk The Joy You Seek is You In my first article I said that if you start your journey believing that the entire goal of Self-inquiry, meditation and all spiritual practice is an attainment of bliss, then you will easily be disappointed...

True Heart has No Center

Transcribed from online satsang on January 5, 2010 Before I start talking something about the Heart, I would say a few words about the practice. You all must be well aware by now (those who are following my talks and a little bit about what I have written) that I have...

The Joy You Seek is You

Most on the spiritual journey find themselves dealing with two very important factors: pain and suffering on the one hand, and bliss on the other. The latter is obviously most desired and welcomed, and many times it is the goal of the whole spiritual search. The...

The Complete Guided Meditation

Transcribed from a talk on November 26, 2011 Close your eyes and relax yourself. Begin the session by taking a few deep breaths, way down into your belly, and exhaling the same outside into the cosmic universe. AHHH.....AEEEE.....AHHHH.....AEEEE.... (breathe). When...

The Blessings of the Unknown

Transcribed from a talk on October 23, 2011 If there is one such fact that constantly bothers us like nothing else does, it is the state of uncertainty where we do not know what is going to happen to us in the future. Whether it is regarding my business, my finances,...

Steps in Hunting the “I”

Based on the text by Edward "Edji" Muzika Hunting the "I"  Since the publication of the book “Autobiography of a Jnani” came out I have received various types of questions from many seekers all across the world. I have tried my best to answer them on the basis of what...

Self-Inquiry: The Now is Not Here Too!

Transcribed from a talk on November 20, 2011 You have to look deeper than this. Now this was a question raised by a very advanced sadhaka who was established in the Now, the present state and he said, “Why do I have to inquire what this awareness is? This is it. Why...

Self-Inquiry: Here and Now

Transcribed from a talk on November 20, 2011 Recognize that the thoughts are a hindrance – to that stillness, to that silence that you have perceived. Hold on to that silence; help it to arise. Fill your entire being with that happiness, that joy, of your beingness....

Seeing is Becoming

Taken from online satsang Decemeber 20, 2010 Before I start with the main central point of my talk, I want to go through briefly those four steps, or the stages of Self-inquiry which I had given in my last Satsang. The first one was acceptance. Acceptance of your...

Take a Step Back to Being – How to Find and Abide in ‘I-AM’

July 28, 2011 In this article, I will try and address what ‘I AM’ is and what it means to remain in the sense of ‘I AM’. We have known of many great Masters who have talked about it in the past and from them we have learnt that the ‘I AM’ is essentially a sense of...

How to Drop the Ego

Transcribed & edited from a talk given at the Lonavla Retreat on February 18, 2012 R (Rajivji): Thank you for being here and sharing with me – joy – that we all are. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we are already the Self! There is...

Guided Meditation on ‘I-AM’

Taken from Satsang April 2012 Today I will provide some insight into the ‘I AM’ meditation, how to approach it and how to make it effective in formal sitting meditation. The first thing to understand is to be very clear about the goal of ‘I AM’ meditation. The goal is...

Consciousness and Awakening

Transcribed from a talk in October 2011  What is the relationship between Consciousness and Awakening? When we define Consciousness the general acceptable definition is that it is a state of being aware. The awareness of my thoughts, my emotions, my dreams, my desires...

Awakening is Just a Recognition Away

Today’s spirituality has almost become a market place. So many teachers have so many things to offer. A seeker is confused due to so many offerings. What has he to do? There are so many conceptual teachings available today which may all be good and valid but often...

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