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Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

May 2, 2019 Leave a 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 –

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


Magic of Awakening Retreat in Australia

This is that what we need

May 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Old Story, Golden Moral By Sirshree

A saint was going to a village with his disciples. His disciples said, “It’s getting late and it will be dark by the time we reach the village. Let us stay here for the night.” The saint said, “No, we will go.” The disciples could not oppose him and they set off for that village. It was indeed nighttime when they reached there. In that village, majority of the people were those belonging to a different sect. They were quite unwelcoming and did not provide any food or accommodation to them. All the disciples got angry as they had not wished to come there in the first place.

They started complaining, “We shouldn’t have come now. Where will we go at this hour?”

The saint said, “Don’t jump to conclusions.” Whatever was happening, if only the disciples had known the mantra, they would have said, ‘This is that what we need.’ But they couldn’t say that.

This is that what we need

This is that what we need

They found a ramshackle hut outside the village to spend the night. They had to sleep with all kind of hardships in that rundown place where half the roof was broken. When night set in… what a night it was! A lovely full moon was shining in the sky with all its glory. When the saint opened his eyes after midnight, he witnessed that wonderful sight in the sky and felt so elated that he woke up his disciples to show them too. When the disciples saw it, such feelings stirred within them, such bliss arose in them, which otherwise they would never have experienced. It was then that the disciples realized and agreed that no matter what the situation, it always is: ‘This is that what we need.

Points to Contemplate:

  • What do we understand from this story?

A few moments back it appeared that whatever was happening was wrong. They felt we certainly don’t need this, we did not need to be thrown out of the village. But from the scene that came next, it was evident as to: What was the reality? What were we being prepared for?

  • What kind of experience was to be got?
  • What was the next scene on account of which this scene was created?


The one (Guru) who sees from the helicopter view (higher level of consciousness) knows this. Surrender Completely to your True Guru.

More such stories with golden moral by Sirshree:

  1. A Stone Breaker
  2. Blessing of a Good Character
  3. Selfless Service
  4. Painter with a Magic Brush
  5. God’s Desire
  6. Power of Prayer ( …the right decision)

How to find the True Guru?

April 20, 2013 1 comment

Q/A with Sirshree

Seeker: Why does a truth-seeker need a guru for self-transformation or for attaining the Absolute, the Self?

Sirshree: To attain the Self, you have to first understand the real self (who am I?), the purpose of life (why am I?), and my state/position in the journey of life (where am I?). You have to undergo the process of self-transformation and have to understand that when it comes to complete self-transformation*, you have to transcend the various levels of happiness to achieve the supreme state**. You have to open up and blossom. To do that, there are levels of questions. You have to single-mindedly convert every incident of your life to turn inward and shatter the frame with which you see the world. You have to understand various steps and various states of the Self to attain the Self.

Pray for a true Guru. It is the easiest way to total transformation.

Pray for a true Guru. It is the easiest way to total transformation.

Self-transformation is the transformation of the Self. It does not mean transformation by an individual all alone by himself. Only someone at a higher state can show you the path. Only someone who has walked the steps can guide you. And the journey is such that though there are steps and states, there is not really “somewhere” to go. It is a journey that begins at the destination and ends at the destination.

Secret of Happiness

Secret of Happiness

Hence the importance of a guide on this journey cannot be overemphasized. Self-transformation is a journey where a GURU is very much required. Not any guide, but a guide who has walked the path and is very much alive giving you feedback and guiding your transformation process.


Self Encounter: Complete Aim of Life – Self Development to Self Realisation

Seeker: How to find the true Guru?

Sirshree: Pray for a true Guru. It is the easiest way to total transformation. Pray from the bottom of your heart for a bright spiritual guide… a true guru. There is immense strength and power in prayer. When you have found a bright spiritual guide, then have unconditional and unbroken faith in Him and listen wholeheartedly to what He says.

* Read ‘Self Encounter: Complete Aim of Life – Self Development to Self Realisation written by Sirshree to know more about the 12 steps and 12 states that are progressively experienced in spiritual transformation.

** Read ‘Secret of Happiness written by Sirshree

You can also refer these topics:

  1. Self Transformation
  2. Who am I? is not a question
  3. Why should we pray?
  4. Spiritual Transformation and beyond 12 steps
  5. If you have faith, you will see

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in the City of Santa Clara, California, USA

March 19, 2013 Leave a comment


The Magic of Awakening Retreat


A journey from experiencing the ‘Self’ (Self-Realization)
to getting established in ‘Self-Experience’ (Self-Stabilization)


in the City of Santa Clara, California, USA


Saturday, 11 May 2013


9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


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

Participation during entire duration of the retreat is required and recommended for experiential results.

Register Today!

For registration and enquiries, call

(408) 203 1615

or Email /

No charge, donations are welcome.


The Magic of Awakening Retreat in the City of Santa Clara, California, USA

The Magic of Awakening Retreat in the City of Santa Clara, California, USA

Listening to Final Truth

February 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Q&A with Sirshree

Seeker: What is the meaning of listening without judgement?

Sirshree: Whenever we listen to anything – we listen with preconceived notions. If what we are listening to, tallies with what we already know or believe – only then we listen ahead. And if it doesn’t tally, then we stop listening. Judgement means this decision making of what is good and what is better, what is bad and what is worse, and so on.

Seeker: Is it possible to attain the Truth by mere listening?

Sirshree: Yes. This was what has always happened. In India, Gurus have always first told the Truth as it is. The Upanishads are the proof of it.

It is possible to attain the Truth by mere listening

It is possible to attain the Truth by mere listening

Seeker: Why do you call the spiritual sessions (satsang) understanding sessions (samajhsang)?

Sirshree: Because these spiritual sessions are for attaining the Final Truth (Antim Satsang). In these the Seeker has to make good use of his intelligence and common sense.

Seeker: What is Antim Satsang (attaining the Final Truth)?

Sirshree: Antim Satsang means company with Truth. It is the place where one can experience ‘who are you’. Antim Satsang means the discourses where the final truth is imparted.

Until now, we are aware only of the superficial aspects of the Truth. In the final truth discourses, you will have a deeper insight about The Truth… it is an essence which is bright … it is your existence. For example, the essence of sugar is in its sweetness, the essence of water in its wetness. Similarly, our essence is ‘Self.’ Thus Antim Satsang signifies discourses in the presence of a Guru where you realize and stabilize in Truth.

Also read these related topics:

  1. Self Stabilization – here and now!
  2. Is the Truth bitter or sweet
  3. Spiritual Transformation and beyond 12 steps
  4. How is Contrast Mind formed
  5. Truth cannot be told in words

Impart Understanding to the Mind

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment

To Live and Lead an Impersonal Life

Whatever work is going on upon earth is all impersonal work! No work is personal. It is just like a machine that has many parts. All the parts work for the same machine. No part works individually. In this world too, all the people present are a part of that ‘Creator’. They are all here to do the Creator’s work, i.e. impersonal work. When God introduced a contrast mind inside man, all his work become personal. Due to this mind, the feeling of ‘I’ (ego) was born in man and all work took on a personal outlook. All this has happened due to this very mind.

We are here to do the impersonal work

Whatever work is going on upon earth is all impersonal work!

But when man attains understanding, he realizes that every work in the world is impersonal. Now, naturally a question arises, then why was the mind created? This is because even the mind is a part of that grand impersonal scheme. The mind has to come. It is due to the mind alone that man attains true knowledge and realizes the Truth. If there is no mind in man, then all the work that is going on upon earth will not take place. It is due to mind that man can understand the difference between the Truth and the untruth.

A magician had some goats. Each day he would slay one goat. He had hypnotized all the goats and filled the thought in their minds through their ears that: You are a lion. Now that magician began to slay the goats one by one in the presence of all the other goats. Because they are hypnotized, none of them ever realized that their turn too would come one day. Every goat had only one thought in their mind: ‘I am a lion. The others are all goats and hence are being slain.’

The mind too is involved in such a game. It has assumed a separate existence for itself and hence is under some wrong impressions. These wrong impressions get fortified with time, ignorance and upbringing. Whatever is happening all around is only strengthening its assumptions. If you look at the manner in which every individual speaks, you will realize that every individual is leading a personal life, thinking himself to be the doer. In this manner every person is living with a burden on himself. I am the doer – with this feeling of doership, every work of the person begins to become personal. Man has forgotten that he has come to earth as a non-doer: for an impersonal cause. But once he realizes this, his mind will immerse itself in selfless service.

You can also read these related topics:

  1. Impersonal service
  2. Cease to be Caesar and let all problems dissolve
  3. The law of Karma demystified
  4. Karma series – 1
  5. Karma series – 2

How to Attain Self-Realization – Two Paths

December 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Paths to the Truth

Paths to the truth can primarily be divided into just two, one is the path of surrender and the other is the path of action.


There are many paths to the truth. They can primarily be divided into just two:

One is the path of surrender. The other is the path of action.

On the path of surrender, one surrenders to the true guru and gains understanding of the true self, how everything in this world is going on, and how everything is happening of its own accord. He then loses his ego. And the moment the ego goes, truth manifests; call it by whichever name – God, Self, Witness, Nature, Allah, Impersonal I, etc.

The path of action consists of various activities such as karma, meditation, self-inquiry. Being aware of your actions or deeds and consciously improving them is the path of karma. Meditation or the path of dhyana is where exercises are undertaken for consciousness to return unto itself. Questioning who you really are takes you on the path of self-inquiry.

The first path is the way of the kitten. Look how a kitten does not have to cling to the cat. The cat picks it up and takes it wherever it has to go. The second path is the way of the monkey. Look at how a baby monkey clings to the mother monkey. It is an effort always.

What you have to understand is that you do not have to decide which path is best for you. Whatever your mind likes the best may not be the best path for you. It is like asking a thief how he would like to be captured. The mind has to go. Let the decision happen automatically.


Contemplate on the questions

  • Who am I?
  • How is everything in this world functioning?
  • How everything in this world happens automatically?
  • How are all activities taking place?

You can also read these topics:

  1. What is Self Stabilization?
  2. The law of Karma demystified
  3. Who am I
  4. Time required for Understanding the Truth
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