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Cease to be Caesar and let all problems dissolve

August 26, 2010 7 comments

Instead of solving all problems in life, one by one – if you know your true Self, all problems dissolve all at once. Let us understand this with an analogy:
 
The End of Julius Caesar  from: The Comic History of Rome, 1850

The End of Julius Caesar from: The Comic History of Rome, 1850

Let us suppose your name is Julie and you are playing the role of Julius Caesar in a drama all dressed up as a man. Being Caesar, you are weeping at the treachery of Brutus. The play ends where Caesar is stabbed and he is lamenting in anguish, ‘Et tu Brutus’. The curtains come down and the audience is left wondering whether Caesar died or not.  The problem now is that Caesar continues to weep even after coming off the stage. He is inconsolable. If at that time someone tells Caesar that you are the cause of your own misery, he does not understand. He retorts, ‘Why are you blaming me for my lamenting. It is Brutus who has deceived me’. Caesar needs to be told, ‘All that is fine. Now get off it. Become who you actually are—return to your true identity. All this was only while you were on stage, enacting a role. Now come out of the drama, get off the role you are playing and re-assume your true identity. You are Julie, not Julius. Cease to be Caesar’. If he still persists with the question, ‘Am I to blame?’, you are likely to say, ‘Yes, you are to blame. You are the one who has forgotten your true identity. If you remember it, everything will be fine.
 
Similarly, if someone were to be lamenting on his problems, he is probably not clear about his true identity. The Self – your true nature – is limitless, timeless, spaceless, ageless and egoless.  From the point of view of a separate individual (Caesar) – whatever your problems are – may indeed be troubling. But just by experiencing your true nature, all problems cease all at once. The key word here is ‘experiencing’. In fact, Julius can never experience Julie. Julius has to cease to be. The mind that assumes itself as a separate individual can never experience the Self. The mind drops and the Self experiences itself. Just intellectually telling yourself that I am the Self  or I am That or Aham Bramhasmi is of no use. This is all the mind still saying the dialogues while being a part of the play.  Instead through the exercises taught to you in the MA retreat, an understanding arises in the mind and it drops. When it drops the Self which is always ever present – manifests. And then the Self can experience itself – the crowning glory for which the body mind has been created is attained.
 
-Extract from a discourse by Sirshree in the follow up sessions of the MA retreat

Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

December 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

(A two day retreat)

– Dates –

Saturday 14 December 2019 

Saturday 21 December 2019 

– Venue –

71, Stromeferry Crescent, St. Andrews, NSW – 2566

– Time –

9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Entry Free.

For RSVP – Call Priti 0423644082 or email events.au@tejgyan.org

 

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Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

May 2, 2019 1 comment

Magic of Awakening Retreat

( 2 day retreat over 2 Sundays )

Magic of Awakening is the flagship self-realization retreat offered by Tej Gyan Global Foundation where participants gain access to the experience of the Self and learn to live in the present every moment. The teachings of the retreat are non-religious. Retreats are delivered all over India, USA, Singapore, Europe and Australia.

Make a shift from mind centred living to consciousness centred living

  • Overcome trials and tribulations of the mind
  • Break free from the birth-death cycle of the egoic mind
  • Learn practical methods to gain access to the Pure Presence at will
  • Understand your mind-body mechanism to attain Freedom from its Patterns
  • Learn how to Meditate in the Marketplace
  • Connect to the Source of all answers (the inner guru)

Discover answers to

  • Who am I?
  • Where am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • How to live in the present?

The retreat will be offered simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne on both days by facilitators of Tej Gyan Global Foundation

– Dates –
Sunday 19th and Sunday 26th May 2019
( Attending both days is required. )

– Venue –
Strathamore, Vic and St. Andrews, NSW.

– Time –
9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Entry Free. Voluntary donations welcome.

– Registration Link –
https://magicofawakening.ucraft.net/

For further details call
0 405 210 035 (Melbourne) or 0 423 644 082 (Sydney)

Email: ma@tejgyan.com

Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

Magic of Awakening Retreat

October 4, 2018 1 comment

( A 3 day (2 night) residential retreat in the outskirts of Pune)

A journey from experiencing the ‘Self’ to being established in ‘Self Experience’

  • Overcome trials and tribulations of the mind
  • Break free from the birth-death cycle of the egoic mind
  • Learn practical methods to gain access to the Pure Presence at will
  • Understand your mind-body mechanism to attain Freedom from its Patterns
  • Learn how to Meditate in the Marketplace
  • Connect to the Source of all answers (the Inner Guru)
  • Make a shift from Mind centred living to Consciousness centred living

 

Discover answers to

  • Who am I?
  • Where am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • What is Self Realization?
  • How to live in the present?

 

Magic of Awakening is the flagship self-realization retreat offered by Tej Gyan Global Foundation where participants gain access to the experience of the Self and learn to live in the present every moment.

Date:
5th, 6th, 7th Oct 2018  (9 a.m onwards)

Venue:
Lighthouse Villa, Kudje Village, Khadakwasala Lake, Pune

Investment:
Only stay and meal charges for 3 day
INR 3500/- all inclusive

To register call on 9820640630

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Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

April 1, 2017 Leave a comment

Magic of Awakening Retreat
( A Two day retreat )

A journey from experiencing the ‘Self’ to being established in ‘Self Experience’

  • Overcome trials and tribulations of the mind
  • Break free from the birth-death cycle of the egoic mind
  • Learn practical methods to gain access to the Pure Presence at will
  • Understand your mind-body mechanism to attain Freedom from its Patterns
  • Learn how to Meditate in the Marketplace
  • Connect to the Source of all answers (the Inner Guru)
  • Make a shift from Mind centered living to Consciousness centered living

Discover answers to

  • Who am I ?
  • Where am I ?
  • Why am I here ?
  • What is Self Realization?
  • How to live in the present ?

Magic of Awakening is the flagship self-realization retreat offered by Tej Gyan Global Foundation where participants gain access to the experience of the Self and learn to live in the present every moment.

In this two day experiential retreat, participants get a deeper understanding and the direct experience of their True Self. The Magic of Awakening retreats are a part of the “System for Wisdom” based on the teachings of Enlightened Master, Sirshree, and have helped numerous truth seekers on their spiritual journey. The teachings of the retreat are non-religious. Retreats are delivered all over India, USA, Singapore, Europe and Australia.

Date:
Saturday, 8th April 2017: 09:00 am to 06:30 pm
Sunday, 9th April 2017: 09:00 am to 06:30 pm

Venue:
71 Stromeferry Crescent, St. Andrews, NSW 2566

Entry FREE

Age limit: 18 years and above

Kindly arrange your own lunch
Tea and light refreshments will be provided

Register at australia@tejgyan.org or call Sangram on 0412671467
Please register early, as seats are limited.

Please visit: https://magicofawakening.wordpress.com

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The Magic of Awakening in Santa Clara, CA, USA

July 9, 2016 1 comment

The Magic of Awakening is an experiential retreat where participants gain access to the experience of Self and learn to live in the present every moment.

  • Break free from the twisting, turning, talkative,
    living-dying-living cycle of the egoic mind
  • Learn practical methods to gain access to the
    pure presence at will
  • Understand your body-mind-mechanism to attain
    freedom from its patterns
  • Learn how to meditate in the marketplace
  • Connect to the Source of all answers (the Inner Guru)

Make a shift from mind centered living to consciousness centered living

Date & Time

Day 1:
23 July 16 | 9 am to 6 pm PT
Day 2:
24 July 16 | 9 am to 6 pm PT

Venue:
406 Riverside Court, #306, Santa Clara, CA 95054

To register, please send a mail to americas@tejgyan.com

There is no fee to participate.

Contact numbers – 1 (408) 203 1615, 1 (408) 621 3752

Magic of Awakening Retreat in Santa Clara, CA

Magic of Awakening Retreat in Santa Clara, CA

Magic of Awakening Retreat Singapore, Apr 30-May 1, 2016

April 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Happy Thoughts!

Tej Gyan Foundation invities you to the Magic of Awakening Retreat (“MoA”).  This is the flagship self-realization retreat offered by Tej Gyan Foundation where participants gain access to the experience of the Self and learn to live in the present every moment. The teachings of the retreat are non-denominational (secular).

The retreat will run from 9AM to 6AM both days. It is NOT a residential retreat.

Please refer this link for retreat registration:

https://moa-singapore.eventbrite.sg/

Magic of Awakening Retreat Singapore, Apr 30-May 1, 2016

Magic of Awakening Retreat Singapore, Apr 30-May 1, 2016

Participate in the Magic of Awakening retreat to attain the ageless wisdom through a unique and simple ‘System for Wisdom’ so that you can:

  • Live from pure and still presence
  • Allow peace, love, joy, abundance and creativity to manifest
  • Acquire simple tools to quieten the chattering mind
  • Get practical techniques to access pure presence at will
  • Connect to the source of all answers (the inner guru).
  • Discover the missing links in the practices of meditation (dhyana), action (karma), wisdom (gyana) and devotion (bhakti).
  • Understand the nature of your body-mind-mechanism to attain freedom from tendencies and patterns.
  • Learn practical methods to shift from mind-centred living to consciousness-centred living.

Free Entry. All are welcome.

Please refer this link for retreat registration:

https://moa-singapore.eventbrite.sg/

For any further questions or clarifications, please do mail Singapore@tejgyan.com or alternatively call us on  8120 6936 or 9144 1601

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in Santa Clara, CA from 16 Apr – 17 Apr 2016

March 17, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia from 29 Apr – 1 May 2016

March 17, 2016 Leave a comment

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The Magic of Awakening Retreat in UK from 30 Apr – 2 May 2016

January 15, 2016 Leave a comment

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Magic of Awakening in Poland on 27-28 June 2015

June 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Magic of Awakening in Poland on 27-28 June 2015

Magic of Awakening in Poland on 27-28 June 2015

The Magic of Awakening: A Two Day Retreat in Northampton, UK

February 23, 2015 Leave a comment

The Magic of Awakening: A Two Day Retreat in Northampton, UK

The Magic of Awakening: A Two Day Retreat in Northampton, UK

Magic of Awakening in Singapore on 28 Feb – 1 Mar, 2015

February 16, 2015 Leave a comment

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Magic of Awakening in Singapore on 28 Feb – 1 Mar, 2015

2015 New Year Message from Sirshree: The Power of Right Questions

January 2, 2015 2 comments

Questions are powerful tools for spiritual growth: Questions have the power to lead us to enlightenment. Certain questions are in-built within us. Humans have been asking these questions from time immemorial. Questions such as ‘Who am I?’, ‘Why am I here?’ etc. might have occurred to you sometime. These are perennial and profound questions which may have lost their impact with time.

Even if you are trapped in a place with nowhere to go or no one to talk to, questions can serve as a powerful anchor not only to keep you sane, but as a tool to always grow spiritually. The key is to ask empowering questions. Disempowering questions such as ‘Why me?’, ‘When will this stop?’, ‘When will the other person change?’ etc. only lead you into a downward spiral of negativity.

Let us look at some profound questions that will automatically propel you towards your happy natural state of spiritual bliss. Instead of forcing yourself to accept a given situation, it is better to ask a gentle question, “Can I accept this?” This question usually automatically helps you accept the situation without any resistance. Let us begin the New Year by answering this question: What spiritual questions should I ask myself in 2015?

2015 New Year Message from Sirshree: The Power of Right Questions

2015 New Year Message from Sirshree: The Power of Right Questions

The first recommended question for 2015 is: Is the lamp within me that I want to behold again and again, lit? Use this question to remind yourself of the consciousness within you and within which you are. This question would remind you about your divine nature. It helps to be aware whether you have moved away from your divine nature or whether you are moving towards it. If you are indulging in a negative behavioural pattern or feeling low because of a Self-limiting belief, immediately ask this question. You will be reminded about the divinity within you and operate from a happy natural state automatically.

The second recommended question for 2015 is: If today was the last day of my life prior to enlightenment, how would I live this day? The question is not how you would live today if it was the last day of your life. The question is: if you were to be enlightened the very next day, how would you live today? How would you live in preparation for your enlightenment? On enlightenment, the sense of separation dissolves. If the individual personality who assumes himself or herself to be limited will no longer exist, how will your life be today? You will notice that this question cuts off the labels of good or bad, past or future etc. It roots you in the present, in an egoless state.

The third question for 2015 isWhom should I forgive and seek forgiveness from today? Again, the idea is not to force yourself to seek forgiveness or forgive others. By asking this question, you mentally scan the events of the day where karmic bondage could have been created and liberate yourself from such events by asking for forgiveness or by forgiving the other person mentally. If you like, you may directly communicate with the person in question, having mentally forgiven or having sought forgiveness. Always remember that the treasure trove of forgiveness is within you and you can use this power whenever you want.

The fourth suggested question for 2015 is: What is the true weight of whatever I resist? Understand this important question. You resist sights, sounds, smells, feelings, etc. This could be things you do not like to see, or hear. It could be painful sensations, tiredness, negative emotions such as sorrow, guilt, etc. At such times, ask this question to yourself gently. This will make you notice the emotion and make you aware whether it is indeed as big as you make it out to be. Is the physical sensation or the emotion worth 10 grams or is it 10 pounds? Asking the question will teach you to see things as they are without the exaggeration of the mind.

The fifth key question for 2015 is: Is thy will indeed my will? Lot of people mechanically say: Thy (God’s) will is my will’. When you put this up to yourself as a question, then you will be nudged to truly surrender to the almighty, the Higher Self without doing so mechanically. This question ensures that a divine response ensues from you. Awaken yourself through this question.

The sixth question for 2015 is: What divine role is the other person playing in my life? The idea is to look at others in your life not as a ‘body’, but as a part of a miracle. This question will help you not see the other person as a contributor to your problems, but as a co-creator. Let us look at an example: If you wish to be more courageous, there will be someone in your life who makes you fearful. He or she is your co-creator. The person whom you are resisting as someone who nags you is actually a co-creator in the miracle of life to make you more peaceful. Any resistance within you will dissolve, even if it is a boss-employee relationship or of that between a daughter-in law and a mother-in-law.

These are six suggested questions. You may add a few more. For example: ‘Is this real or unreal?’ is a great question that hones your ability to ‘discern the truth’ (Viveka). The power of the right question is that you can always be connected to the Higher Self through such introspection.

Let 2015 be the year when you grow even more spiritually through the power of right questions.

~Sirshree

Attend ‘The Magic of Awakening Retreat’ in Tiruvannamalai

December 7, 2014 1 comment

Attend 'The Magic of Awakening Retreat' in Tiruvannamalai

Attend ‘The Magic of Awakening Retreat’ in Tiruvannamalai

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in New Delhi

November 4, 2014 Leave a comment

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in New Delhi

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in New Delhi

Attend ‘The Magic of Awakening Retreat’ in Chennai

July 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Attend 'The Magic of Awakening Retreat' in Chennai

Attend ‘The Magic of Awakening Retreat’ in Chennai

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in Goa

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in Goa

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in Goa

Magic of Awakening Retreat – Part I in Singapore

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Magic of Awakening Retreat – Part I in Singapore

Capture of truth seekers during MoA part I retreat in Singapore

Tej Gyan Foundation’s Singapore center has conducted the Magic of Awakening Retreat – Part I in English on April 20th 2014.  Here is a capture of truth seekers during this retreat.  Same retreat will be conducted again on 27th April at Pebble Bay Condominium in Singapore. SMS your contact details to 98001491 or email at Singapore@tejgyan.com

The Magic of Awakening Retreat – Part I in Singapore on April 27th 2014

The Magic of Awakening Retreat – Part I in Singapore on April 27th 2014

Celebrating St Valentine’s day

February 14, 2014 2 comments

St. Valentine was a pastor in the church during the Roman period. The king of Rome announced that if the soldiers are married, they are not productive – therefore, the king motivated those who were not married and did not show attachment to any relatives or family members. St. Valentine opposed this and he was imprisoned by the king. St. Valentine was recognised as a “friend of Love” and as a remembrance of his sacrifices, St. Valentine’s Day is generally celebrated on the 14th of February.

Dates are only a reason to get people to remember the true purpose. The true purpose of St. Valentine’s Day is to understand the importance of and increase the following qualities in our lives:

– Sensitivity
– Receptivity
– Starting and finishing things on time (Well in time)
– Timely service
– Seeing and loving the world as one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam)

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Those who are “friends of Love” are in love with qualities of love that was seen in St. Tukaram, St. Mary etc. Let us understand the real meaning of this in more detail.

Love is the only thing that you get when you give – not when you take. To receive love you should be receptive i.e. ‘well tuned’. A radio that is tuned catches the frequency right when it is turned on so you do not have to keep tuning it and lose time in doing so. Similarly, we should not waste too much time in tuning ourselves to receive the final truth of life. We must understand and fulfil the true purpose of human life. When you receive a call on your cell phone, you try to reach a place where the reception is clear. Similarly you should tune yourself to go within to listen and receive truth clearly.

Always use your ‘understanding’ to interpret the meaning of rituals and do not go by what the majority of people say. St. Valentine’s Day should help us understand the meaning and importance of “Oneness”. Whatever you are in Love with you become receptive and sensitive towards that. If your level of consciousness is low, you will love lower things.

Receptivity is catching the signal or the channel you want among many different signals. If you are less receptive, then the sounds will be less and other channels will also show. But you will choose to see the channel you want even though the sound is less. Sensitivity is catching even the slightest signal. Ideally you should have both qualities of sensitivity and receptivity, but if you have to choose, you should choose receptivity. When you are receptive, you are more tuned to what you want to see. Therefore, decide what you want to see, what you want to choose.

The higher your consciousness level is, the better are things you will love. Do not fall in Love, “Rise in Love”. If your love for someone easily turns to hatred, jealousy or ill-will due to a simple event or a misunderstanding then you must realize that there was no love at all. When your level of consciousness is low, then you will be influenced by the company you keep. Tough events in your life are a means to test the existence or persistence of love amidst an environment of low consciousness.

With time, the word saint vanished and the meaning and real essence of the word Valentine disappeared too. In order to maintain the sanctity of this day, we should wish each other as “Happy St. Valentine’s Day.” Valentine’s Day should be addressed as St. Valentine so the meaning is not lost with time. It should serve as a reminder for us to contemplate on the real purpose, to become sensitive and receptive to “Bright Love”. Once you experience and become one with such Love, you will be able to express the best qualities and achieve your full potential.

~Sirshree

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May 12, 2013 Leave a comment

“When your Being remains, then the question, ‘Who am I?’ automatically dissolves. The questioner vanishes together with the mind. Only the truth remains. This happens through Self-inquiry.”

.. Sirshree 

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Oneness wallpaper-23 – Self-inquiry

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