Papaji

In this great little four minute video, Papaji uses a parable to help us understand that no experience (or past) is required or wanted for the realization of the Truth. Papaji is a direct follower of Ramana Maharshi and is also the Guru of Mooji and Gangaji. Enjoy!

This beautifully produced 80 minute DOCUMENTARY of the life and times of Sri Ramana Maharshi is called, “Jnani: The Silent Sage of Arunachala” and produced by CINEFX PRODUCTIONS. This film is highly recommended for anyone interested in Ramana as well as any direct students of Ramana such as Papaji, (Mooji from Papaji), or others interested in Advaita Vedanta.

In this lovely little ten minute video, Papaji responds to an inquiry from a follower who wants to know why she feels no sense of satisfaction. Papaji explains WHY satisfaction can only be experienced in the here and now. Let’s listen…

In this six minute video, Papaji tells the story of a king who falls asleep and dreams that he is a beggar. He uses this analogy to teach us that when we are awake to the senses we fall asleep to our True Nature.

This video is only two and a half minutes long but contains a huge and controversial message. In this short video, Papaji denies the existence of rebirth and karma and dismisses them as concepts for religions to instill fear and control their subjects.

Because Papaji can be a little difficult to understand, here is the word by word transcript:

Question: When freedom is always there and full awakening is possible here and now for everybody regardless of the background or any practice or personal circumstances what about karma? Can you please explain the idea of karma yoga rebirth in the context of the true freedom now.

Papaji Response: This talk of karma and rebirth do not belong to this area of freedom. That’s a very different question. That belongs to religion and not for the seeker of freedom. So this question is not relevant to seekers of truth. There’s no such karma and no such rebirth question. That belongs to religion: fear. That fear is created to you if you follow any teacher, or a preacher, or a priest. They give you this fear, “If you don’t follow you will be again and again reborn and suffer.” This is not the work of the Sadguru who removes all this old doubts and all these stupid concepts. He only shows you the way of happiness and freedom and he doesn’t joke with you. That’s a different affair.

This short five minute, well produced video from “Universal Awakening” (Sam Tabibzadeh) brings us beautiful quotes about God from such Masters as Mooji, Ramana Maharshi, Alan Watts, Nisargadatta Maharaj and many others.  Here we find a central theme that attempts to define the meaning of God expressed in many ways, but resulting in only one common message.

This wonderful 10 minute video is the reading of a beautiful poem from Papaji as performed by Satyashanti.  This poem, Self, comes from the book, The Truth Is, a collection of poems and conversations with H.W.L. Poonja, also affectionately known as Papaji.  This poem contains all that needs to be known for Awakening to the one and only “Self”.

In this four minute excerpt from an interview with David Godman, (a well know author who has written many books on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Papaji, and Nisargadatta Maharaj) he gives us some insight into the life of Papaji.