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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

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

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

Wisdom Meditation

August 15, 2012 1 comment

You are using your body; you are not the body.

You are using your body; you are not the body.


You can try the following experiment right now as soon as you have finished reading this article. What you need to understand before the experiment is: You are using your body; you are not the body. You use a car, but you never say, “I am this car.” You always say, “This is my car.” With whatever word you use ‘my’, you cannot be that (my house, my eyes, etc.). To understand this in depth, try the experiment given below.

Look at one of your hands and ask yourself, “Am I this hand?” Answer this question with your feeling and not with your intellect. Give yourself a minute to feel it. Again, look at your hand and ask yourself, “Am I this hand?” What relation do you feel with your hand?… Am I this hand?… Look at it carefully.

The experience or feeling you get is: ‘It is my hand but I am not this hand.’ In the same way, repeat the same thing with every part of your body (feet, knees, face, etc.). Then what feeling do you get…“I am not this.”

The next question you should ask yourself is, “If this hand is cut, then will I become incomplete?” “No, I am still complete.” The feeling, the experience that is present within says, “I am complete.”

A person’s hands and legs may get amputated due to an accident, but still he says, “I am there.” He never says, “I am incomplete… earlier I was complete… now I am incomplete.” Because when the body is cut, you (the real you) don’t get cut. When you start experiencing this truth, then the root belief that ‘I am this body’ will break..

Oneness wallpaper -15

May 21, 2012 2 comments

Meditation is not wasting time, unfortunately that is what some people think. Meditation is investing time, without which we cannot attain our full potential.
.. Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhiji

Oneness wallpaper - 15 : Meditation

Oneness wallpaper – 15 : Meditation

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  1. Understanding Meditation
  2. Neutral Meditation
  3. Thought Numbering Meditation

Koan Meditation

May 15, 2012 1 comment

Koan Meditation

In Koan Meditation a person is given a koan (i.e. a puzzle or a question) and he is told to keep thinking about what can be the right answer to it. Some examples of koan are:

1)      How can you clap with one hand?

2)      An egg of a bird was kept inside a bottle. The mouth or opening of the bottle measures exactly the size of the egg. The egg hatched inside the bottle and the little bird was fed and raised inside the bottle. Gradually the bird began to grow. Then a time came when the bird had fully grown up and had become equal to the size of the bottle. Then, without breaking the bottle and without killing the bird, how can this bird be freed? This puzzle has to be solved.

3)      How can the eye see itself without a mirror (instrument)? How can the Experience (of Being) experience the Experience (of Being)?

4)      Which are the questions whose answer is right if you say ‘Yes’, but is right even if you say ‘No’?

5)      Who is the ear of the ear? How can the tongue taste itself?

6)      How was your face before you were conceived?

7)      In dreams, why don’t we see ourselves at the place where we actually are?

8)      If we have attained this birth due to our karma (deeds) in our previous births, then how did we get our first birth?

9)      How can effortless effort be done?

10)   What is definite in deep sleep?

1st April : The most spiritual day of the year

April 1, 2012 5 comments

(Sirshree’s article in Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle on 1st April. Click here to read this article on the Speaking Tree website)

April 1 is celebrated as All Fools’ Day all over the world. On this day, people try to play pranks on others and laugh at the jokes situations create. But what if the joke is on you? April 1 can be taken to represent the day of the cosmic joke. The biggest cosmic joke is maya… the illusory nature of reality. So, the joke is on humanity and what better day to celebrate this joke than on April 1. Let us first understand what this cosmic joke is all about.

The world is nothing but Self in Action (Shakti) brought forth by Self at Rest (Shiva). The very purpose of the creation of the body and mind is for consciousness to experience itself. But, the beauty of creation is such that the mind has also been made self-aware. Hence, the mind forgets its very purpose and becomes externally focused and mired in the world. This is the cosmic joke… the mind assumes itself and the world to be real and wants to control and experience the world. True spirituality is about allowing the mind to drop so that consciousness can experience itself.

Look who's fooling you

Look who's fooling you (Photo by sravenk)

However, the joke is so real that the mind forgets its very purpose. If you break a mirror in front of a particular mirror every day, that particular mirror forgets that it too is a mirror and is brittle. It forgets that it shall break too. One can say that the mirror has been April fooled. Because, every night the mind dreams, it assumes itself to be real. The illusion created for expression of consciousness assumes itself to be reality. The mind forgets that it too is a part of a dream and is a mere visualisation of consciousness. The mind (humanity) has been April fooled. This is the biggest joke of all.

A merchant once invited a jeweller to assess the value of his wealth all converted into diamonds. The jeweller informed him that alas all his diamonds were fake. The merchant began to lament his fate. The jeweller proposed a solution, “I know it is a fake. But others don’t. So, why don’t you organise a bumper sale for the world where you offer the diamonds at one-third their value?” The wily merchant jumped at the idea thinking he would at least make something. He organised this sale and every time someone would buy a diamond, the merchant would wring his hands in glee. “Oh look. Another one has been fooled. I am making a fortune even by selling them at one-third their value.” What the merchant did not realise is that all along he was the one who was being fooled. The jeweller had lied about the diamonds being fake. All those men who had, one by one, bought out the entire stock from the merchant were all the jeweller’s men buying on behalf of him.

Thus, this April Fools’ day, do not laugh at the expense of others. Instead ponder on how you are being fooled by the cosmic joke. Here are three special ways to celebrate April 1 to make it the most spiritual day of the year:

  • Contemplate to celebrate: Celebrate this special day by contemplating on the illusory nature of reality. Contemplate on how maya has fooled you.
  • Meditate to celebrate: Celebrate this unique day be meditating and attaining the “no mind” state. When the mind drops, then the Self shines. Then the purpose for creation of the mind is fulfilled since consciousness experiences itself through the body and mind. The mind is no longer being April fooled.
  • Investigate to celebrate: Celebrate this novel day by investigating your foolishness. What follies do you have? What false beliefs are hindering your spiritual growth?

One may ask why celebrate? The answer is why not? Celebrate because April 1 signifies creation… when the cosmic joke was put in motion. Celebrate so that you are upbeat and happy.

In Hindi, April is pronounced as “uprail”. The world is a journey where the rails of life progress upwards, not downwards. Instead of being downrailed, depressed or dejected by the illusion of this creation, contemplate, meditate and investigate. Then, this April 1, you can laugh with the creator by being the creator.

– Sirshree is the founder of Tej Gyan Foundation and an author

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