Papaji

Here is a wonderful 7 minute compilation by Lucia Lagana which features almost all the best quotes from the spiritual masters of today and from long ago. Definitely worth the time to watch…

In this short 7 minute extract, Papaji replies a question about effort and non effort in self inquiry: “You are advised simply to keep quiet and during this quietness perhaps it will reveal itself to you through its own grace. Submit. Keep quiet. Don’t move your mind for one second, one thought. Now is the time, today is the time, this moment is the best moment. Make the best of this moment.”

In this extract from 22 March 1993 a devotee called Robert Powel asks Papaji whether cells in the body actually exist and mentions J Krishnamurti and U.G. Krishnamurti points of view on this subject.

This is part of a series of interviews I gave to a Russian film crew in my old house in Tiruvannamalai around 2003. In this particular segment I talk about how Papaji lived and taught in the 1970s and 80s, before he settled down in Lucknow and became more famous.

In this lovely 7 minute clip, from a meeting that took place a few days after Papaji’s death, Gangaji shares the last teaching that he gave from his deathbed. Fiercely, furiously, he asked each one of his devotees in the room, this very essential question that is really the root of all his teaching. “Where is the Buddha?” Let’s find out the significance of this teaching…

In this 11 minute video clip we find part two of a two part video where David Godman was asked about the difference between the teaching styles of Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj. This was his response…

David Godman is a well know author who has dedicated his life and written many books on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Papaji, and Nisargadatta Maharaj.

In this 9 minute video clip we find part one of a two part video where David Godman was asked about the difference between the teaching styles of Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj. This was his response…

David Godman is a well know author who has dedicated his life and written many books on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, Papaji, and Nisargadatta Maharaj.

 

In this excellent 8 minute video clip, Papaji replies to a questioner who is experiencing some confusion about Awareness and explains to him that even in deep sleep there is Awareness so Awareness is even aware of absence.  Let’s listen to the answer to this very common question…

In this great little 9 minute clip, Papaji responds to a seeker who wants to finish the “I’.  He explains that there is really only ONE “I” and any other “I” has to be dreamed into existence.  This means that suffering can only be experienced when one is dreaming. Let’s listen to Papaji’s wise words of wisdom…

In this lovely little 6 minute Papaji video, a devotee called Dayanand writes: “Truth cannot be known by my mind and emptiness cannot be experienced by me. What to do?” Let’s listen as Papaji leads this devotee to the answer…

This mini eight minute documentary includes interviews with Papaji along with rare footage of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Papaji is a direct follower of Ramana Maharshi and is also the Guru of Mooji and Gangaji. In this video clip we get to know Papaji and his journey just a little bit more. Let’s listen…

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” 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.