How Dada Gavand Woke Up

Book Excerpt

How Dada Gavand Woke Up

by Dada Gavand

Dada Gavand describes with remarkable precision exactly what he did that led to his waking up. This is one of the clearest and most informative depictions of spiritual practice that has ever been written.

June 16, 2014

Reference

Ashtavakra Gita

Our main reference page on the Ashtavakra Gita.

June 23, 2014

Scripture

Ashtavakra Gita

Translated by John Richards

Some people consider this poem to be the greatest work of Advaitin literature ever written.

December 10, 1999

Biography

Rebirth of a Madwoman: The Resurrection of Byron Katie

by Dan Millman and Doug Childers

The biography of a woman who inadvertently used clinical depression for sadhana and wound up as a spiritual teacher.

June 14, 2014

Article

Quit Your Pain

by Mark Matousek

A well-written, sympathetic introduction to Byron Katie and her work.

June 14, 2014

Interview

An Interview with Suzanne Segal

by Lynn Marie Lumiere and John Lumiere-Wins

Shortly before her death, in this long interview, Suzanne Segal said the purpose of her life had been to suffer fear for ten years without a sense of a personal self so she could tell people that such a thing is possible. “The presence of the fear never for a minute brought back a personal reference point. It never for a minute obstructed the view of the Vastness for Itself.”

June 13, 2014

Poem

Moon Eyes

by David Spero

It begins, “My heart falls over itself in silence / and wraps itself in the fondest way before first dawn…”

May 22, 2014

Poem

Untitled #3

by David Spero

It begins, “Descending, You undressed me in the night. / You took my Body and held It against Yours, coaxing me into the silence that I know You love.…”

May 22, 2014

Poem

Untitled #4

by David Spero

It begins, “There is something that stands shining / at the end of your life. / Against all odds you will come to it…”

May 22, 2014

Book Excerpt

Self-Remembering in the Rockies

by Thomas J. Anderson

In this excerpt from his book All-Amareakin, Tom Anderson recalls a nine day road trip that began with Self-remembering and ended with samadhi.

May 17, 2014

Book Excerpt

Self-Remembering

by P.D. Ouspensky

Gurdjieff's foremost disciple explains self-remembering and recalls his first attempts to practice it.

May 17, 2014

Poem

Black Ant

by Jan Frazier

An ant finds God in a toilet.

April 10, 2014

Experience

What Does He Mean To Me?

by Wolter A. Keers

The author recalls how Sri Ramana Maharshi's presence helped him understand who he really is.

February 10, 2014

Experience

Sri Ramana Maharshi's Moment of Realization

by the editors

What did Sri Ramana do to realize the Self?

February 4, 2014

Experience

The Day My Kundalini Woke Up

by Freddie Yam

He cried tears of joy for three days.

December 5, 1999

Experience

Killing the Ego: Does it Hurt?

by Laura Olshansky

After years of meditation, her ego is slipping away.

December 8, 1999

Poem

I Need to Feel You Every Moment in My Heart

by Charlie Hopkins

One of our favorite poems.

May 18, 2000

Poem

Prayer Body

by Charlie Hopkins

It begins, "My eyes were empty graves I dug with my own hands...."

February 25, 2000

Instructions

Instructions for Self Enquiry

by Annamalai Swami

One of Ramana Maharshi's closest devotees explains that self-enquiry must be done continuously for long periods of time in order to be effective.

January 23, 2014

Experience

Nothing Existed Except the Eyes of the Maharshi

by N.R. Krishnamurti Aiyer

Ramana Maharshi's gaze ignited a college professor's Kundalini, opened his heart center, and stopped his thoughts.

October 29, 2001

Experience

The I Flashed Forth

by Anonymous

A visitor to Sri Ramana's ashram has his first direct experience of the Self.

June 12, 2000.

Interview

An Interview with Byron Katie

by Sunny Massad

Everything now feels like heaven to a woman who was depressed for years, and she calls this state "love."

October 23, 2001

Experience

My Awakening

by Osho

An unusually vivid description of what it feels like to become enlightened.

September 20, 2000