When the nature of one’s true Self as Awareness/Witness is revealed, one gets liberated from the notion of “doership” and “attainment”. Self/Awareness/Witness, being non-dual, is partless, whole and complete. There is nothing for it to do and attain. Thus ends the journey of all seeking and attaining which keeps one enchained to the world of… Read More The Pathless Path
Every guru, teacher, school, religion or philosophy, even when expounding a path of freedom from all desires, actually embroil us in the very movement of desire. The ‘movement’ to be free from desire is still desire. In fact all movement is the movement of desire. Desires come to an end when every form of movement… Read More Living Like the Eagle with ‘What Is’
Discrimination between the real and the unreal is the key to realizing truth. The ultimate discrimination is between Awareness, and Objects superimposed on Awareness. The journey towards this discrimination begins by becoming more and more conscious of the activities of one’s mind. The root cause of our misery is primarily “ignorance”, a thick veil of… Read More The Difference Between Consciousness, Witnessing and Awareness
J: Anurag, I need your help again. A (Anurag): Sure ! Please go ahead. J: Again, I find myself wondering what I should go on living for. A: Hmm. So what do you do with this question? I had this question for years and years and years. J: Same here. years and years. How do… Read More Purpose of Life, Fear and Dullness: A Dialogue
Freedom begets freedom. In order to look into any problem, one has to start simply, without any baggage of past knowledge, prejudice or affiliations. One has to be empty and silent so that the problem can be seen by unfolding itself. When one is choicelessly aware of ‘what is’, one is not imposing anything on… Read More The Cup is Most Useful When It is Empty
The Ashtavakra Gita is an amazing book. It is perhaps written some time later than the more famous Bhagavad Gita. Till a year the Bhagavad Gita was my favourite book but now my preference has shifted to the Ashtavakra Gita. Unlike the Bhagavad Gita which mixes and synthesizes different schools of thought laying it more… Read More Who is Lazier than the Master? He has Trouble Even Blinking !
Our minds are constantly functioning. There is incessant activity of the surface consciousness and also the unnoticed activity of the subconscious. If we observe the mind, it is always acting from a center, the center is one with an agenda. While there are innumerable nuances of the agendas, one can resolve them effectively into two… Read More The Monkey Mind and it’s Tricks