Poonjaji – NOTE

from www.poonja.com

Papaji, as his loved ones call him, was born in the Punjab in 1910 to the sister of Swami Rama Tirtha, one of Indiaâs most respected Saints. He realized the Truth when he was 8 years old. This Realization infinitely blossomed in his early 30’s when he met his Guru, Sri Ramana Maharishi, the Sage of Arunachala. Since that time he shares this Beauty with his wise words, his look, his touch, and simply by the silent spiritual power that radiates from his Presence. When he left his beautiful body in September of 1997 this power exploded and is felt around the world now more than ever.

It is a very rare occurrence that a being like Papaji takes a form, manifesting as a teacher of uncompromising absolute Truth, and says:

Look within,
There is no difference
between yourself, Self and Guru.
You are always Free.
There is no teacher,
there is no student,
there is no teaching.

When we forget our true nature and believe that we are something finite and insignificant he offers words of ancient wisdom to explain the unspeakable. As doubt is removed and illusoryness flees like the night at dawn these same words dance in a celebration of vast Freedom and Love. And indeed, in his precious Satsangs he often tells people to rise up to sing and dance.

This Beloved Master speaks some of the clearest words that can possibly be spoken and, at the same time, says that all words are only indicators that merely point to the Truth. He directs us daily to vigilantly follow this indication and not to stick to the words. ãLeave the wordiness of the worldä, this laughing Buddha lovingly roars, ãand realize what the words I speak are pointing to. Truth is not knowable, it transcends knowing. It is beyond the ability of mind to analyze, to figure out, to dissect or to comprehend.ä

From the first not a thing is.
From the outset your Nature is Pure.

From 1918 to Now, Papaji has directly shown to thousands that the Truth is the most magnificent Mystery undifferentiated from our very Self. He guides one to surrender to the wisdom of our Being and that we are the Truth.

You are the unchangeable Awareness in which all activity takes place. Always rest in peace. You are eternal Being, unbounded and undivided. Just keep Quiet. All is well. Keep Quiet Here and Now. You are Happiness, you are Peace, you are Freedom. Do not entertain any notions that you are in trouble. Be kind to yourself.

Open to your Heart and simply Be.

He is a true Master with thousands of ways to stop your mind, to help you inquire into who you really are, to turn your awareness directly toward awareness, to bring you into the infinity of this Moment. We are so lucky to have such essential Wisdom available to us. As he says:

Those who know This know Everything.
If not, even the most learned know nothing at all.

Hindu bhakta, Christian mystic, Zen master, Mountain shaman, Taoist sage, Dzogchen lama, Vedic pundit, Sufi saint, Ayurvedic vaidya, Aghora yogi, Advaita jnani, you name it: with the depth of his knowledge, the extent of his experience, and the crystaline clarity of his articulation he proves to be a Master of each and every tradition.

Thus speaks Papaji:

Self is what you are.
You are That Fathomlessness
in which experience and concepts appear.

Self is the Moment that has no coming or going.
It is the Heart, Atman, Emptiness.
It shines to Itself, by Itself, in Itself.

Self is what gives breath to Life.
You need not search for It, It is Here.
You are That through which you would search.
You are what you are looking for!
And That is All it is.

Only Self is.