Expect an unusual answer to the question, “Who am I?” in this conversation with a western woman who teaches in the lineage of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India’s most beloved sages. Gangaji says, “I had spent years putting down the whole guru movement and any westerner who came back from India with a Hindu name seemed absurd to me.” After decades of searching, she found her true self and now assists others in removing obstacles to their own realization of truth to discover “the fullness, the radiance, the boundlessness” of their being. Gangaji serves us a banquet of spiritual wisdom and will help you discover who lies in the deepest recesses of your own being.
Born in Texas and raised in Mississippi, Gangaji’s search for fulfillment ended in India in 1990 when she met her spiritual teacher, Sri H.W.L. Poonja, himself a student of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Now Gangaji teaches throughout the United States and in Europe, holding retreats and gatherings for spiritual seekers of all faiths.
Her books include:
- The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance (Sounds True 2007)
- You Are That (Sounds True 2007)
To learn more about the work of Gangaji go to gangaji.com.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- Who you really are
- The willingness to experience nothingness
- What is truly at the core of suffering
- Retreating into the silence of yourself
- The meaning of Satsang
- The non-existence of the sufferer
- Reprogramming your body
- The rejuvenation of surrender
- Generating mind activity to avoid the nothing
Host: Justine & Michael Toms Interview Date: 1/22/1997 Program Number: 2609