Excerpts of Devaji's Satsangs

Simply slow down, stop and look, not at the story of the mind or of the experiences it creates, but all the way through to see from where this mind comes. Now you are left in the absolute unknown, in the mystery, knowing nothing. A taste of this unknown is a taste of something more beautiful and more passionate than anything you could ever imagine.

Audio Recordings

Devaji's talks arise from deep Stillness and are meditative in nature. The silent spaces invoke a taste of this Stillness and have been left intentionally.

Openings and Closings
Monologue 5 Minutes 
01-16-2013 Only Seperate Self and Self Exist
Monologue 29 Minutes 
01-15-2013 Buddhist Inquiry, Intro I
Monologue 13 Minutes 
08-31-11am Shift from the Witness to Awareness Itself
Monologue 22 Minutes 
02-08-12am To Be Humbled by the Master
Monologue 7 Minutes 
02-10-12am The Flavor of the Master
Monologue 21 Minutes 
07-26-11pm The Last Desire
Monologue 30 Minutes 


What does it mean to be still, to not move? It means to be exactly where you are right now. And where you are right now has nothing to do with awakening or enlightenment, with expanse or ease, just like it has nothing to do with sorrow or contraction, with running or fear, for all of these arise and dissolve. But to be still, to be exactly where you are right now, is the willingness simply to be with whatever it is that arises. One can say, “Yes, expanse and contraction arise, ease and fear arise,” but where you are right now: this is it.


Everybody is waiting for the words. But this beauty is here before the words. It is here right now whether there are words or there are no words, whether there is someone sitting in this seat or not; for the true beauty is not dependent on circumstance, it’s not dependent on some one or some thing, it’s not dependent on you or me. It stands alone, without dependence. That’s why it is free, that’s why it is called “freedom”. There is no owner to freedom, because freedom is not a thing. Thus, it cannot be owned.


In Sri Ramana Maharshi’s teachings what has become popular is the method he called “Self Inquiry,” used as a way of actualizing the Self, a way of silencing the mind, and coming into one’s true nature. The method is to ask the question, “Who am I in essence?” No matter what is arising, it is to go back to the source from where it comes. So if an issue arises, the method is to ask who is it really that is having an issue? Where does the issue arise from? And you trace these thoughts back to their source. If this is truly done in a whole-hearted way, it brings one back to the mystery, to the mystery of the silence, to the mystery of the unnamable. It stops the mind in its tracks and reveals the peace and love and joy which is one’s inherent birthright.


Everyone here has experienced the feeling of being carried. Each of you has had this taste at least once or there would not be the pull to this. And the thing about a taste like this is that once it happens it is impossible to forget because it is not of the mind; it is not a thought. One’s mind may recount it as a deeper experience; but it is really not a deeper experience. It is the direct seeing of truth. Everything else in comparison is like a ghost, like a dream, because that’s what everything else is, a dream.


Organic movement is movement that happens by itself. If one stops and looks and sees without a story or an agenda, just directly experiencing what is happening, one sees that all movement, in truth, is organic movement. But the mind tells a story that you are the controller, you are doing the action, that it is under your control and your choice. But if you simply stop and look from where these thoughts arise, it is possible to see that they arise spontaneously on their own; they arise organically.


Last night we spoke about the nature of the mind and from where it arises. We spoke about how it is unable to have a relationship with anything that is real, because all that is real is happening now in the present moment. The mind exists only in the future or the past. We spoke about how the mind is nothing more than a series of interpretations which interpret something that is never directly experienced. The vast majority of these are interpretations of previous thoughts. The closest the mind can get to what is true is a translation of the truth. It can never actually experience truth, for what is true is right now. The mind is always one half step away from right now. It is simply a series of interpretations, an illusion which creates time through a story of the future and past. But right now is not in time. It is eternal and unchanging.