Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chai Shop Satsangs ~ Morning walks and talks with Mooji

*quotes by Mooji

"Beyond the formal satsangs that took place on the rooftop of SP Guesthouse,
we discovered that satsang with Mooji could arise anywhere
— on a street corner, in a cafe, at a temple — as long as there was an urgency of inquiry.
For a period of time, Mooji would arise early for a morning walk at 6:30 am,
joined by a group of us
that ranged from ten to thirty people.
For all of us, these were very special times
—a chance to hold his hand, walk arm in arm,
ask a question from the heart.
For many of us, the spiritual atmosphere of these sessions
was highly charged: amidst the vigorous dialogue
and hearty laughter, a vast silence often seemed to descend,
and tears flowed freely;
even wandering sadhus silently gravitated to listen.
The result are recordings that are raw and direct,
deeply intimate, and take you to the heart of
satsang with Mooji."

-Pamela Bloom

"Naturally the mind

has no groove;

it is like water, which has no shape.

Consciousness has no shape;

it takes whatever form it gets identified with.

Out of the formless the forms appear."


"Questions appear real for as long as you consider yourself to be a person.
When you realize you are the impersonal presence, all questions vanish."

If I address you only as a person then you will respond like flesh and blood...

Now this knowledge comes to you: Consciousness is conversing with consciousness
about the nature of consciousness
—What do you have to do?"

"Find that place

which is effortlessly

at rest within itself.

Be there—be one with that."


"Throw everything away, forget about it all!
You are learning too much, remembering too much, trying to hard…
relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way,
unassisted by your mind and effort.
Stop directing the river’s flow!

"Actually, being what you are is the simplest.

What is difficult is to stop being what you are not.

Because we wish to keep hold of our attachments.

Freedom is to be free of attachments

and the main attachment is to the ‘I’-self."

"The consciousness and life force do what they want...
one minute they put energy to repairing the damaged wing of a butterfly
and the next minute they send a whole town crushing with tremendous force...
who can work it out?"

"You ask:
‘How to live my life?’
But with the question you are suffocating life itself
for life is spontaneity."

"There is an intuitive knowing within us that we are eternal but this gets covered over
with the noise we create while identifying with the impermanent."


"We are identifying with what is passing so fear comes.

We are trying to make steady and permanent what is by nature impermanent."

"Don't expect life to be perfect. Leave room for the unexpected. Like this disappointment will no be your regular visitor."

“In the same way that all the creatures in the ocean are wet,
all the beings in existence are conditioned in one way or another.
None have escaped this, and yet,
we are also beyond this as the invisible witness to the play of manifestation."

"You cannot point to any object and say this is the Supreme, the ultimate.
Let us not waste time looking around, where will you look
to find the one who sees all? Can the seer be seen?"

"At the root of all things perceived; who is the perceiver, the experience?

Who is the seer?

Can it be other than you?

Who are you?"

"Leaving all else aside remain as the imageless, the unmoving, silent and centre-less seeing
—it has no name.

"I don’t tell you what you should do or not do; I only show you who you are
—the timeless and unchanging awareness.
When this is firmly established inside you,
your life will unfold spontaneously and joyously.

"Leave your existence to existence, stop caring for yourself so much and let the universe care for you;
it is the best mother.
There has to be some trust, not just belief, because trust is intimate...
something lets go to this invitation to stop holding yourself and let’s go to existence instead.
The very letting go will be observed in your presence."