A unique compilation
that unveils who and what we really are

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Reviews from the Press

This is what Life Positive, India’s foremost personal growth

magazine, has to say about the book:

Swami Chaitanya Bharti, known to his followers as Gurudev,
is one of the first generation disciples of Osho – who, assigned
the responsibility of conducting meditation workshops to him.
The title of the book is taken from the last line of a poem by Ramana Maharshi. It implies that at the highest level of enlightenment nothing exists, nothing will happen and nothing
has ever happened.

Though this seems very nebulous and vague to the average mind, as one imbibes Gurudev’s teachings, things begin to get clearer. It is a compilation of his talks and views that he shared with his disciples in workshops conducted in Goa and Panchgani.

Throughout the book, Gurudev comes across as a teacher
who will spare no effort to see that his disciples reach their goal.
He is a friend to all, but he can be stern and rough, if that be the student’s need for learning and transformation.

The talks are down-to-earth and simple, and he cajoles and coaxes the gathering to be light-hearted and non-serious.
According to him, it is the serious minded people who commit
major mistakes, with the potential for causing injury to others.

His talks are punctuated with jokes and anecdotes designed
to make people laugh. He says that laughing out aloud is also a
form of meditation in which one forgets oneself. There are frequent cries of ‘Ho Jaaye’ as a cue for the audience to start laughing.

There is one motif in his talk – that of forgetting the ‘I’ and trying to feel the ‘beingness’ or ‘is-ness’. He reiterates what Eckhart Tolle says in the The Power of Now, which is to be always passive, ever attentive, and always be available in the present moment. Forget the past and the future, and live in the now, is also Gurudev’s message.

He takes us through the five levels of consciousness,
starting from the first level, where we blame the other
person if something goes wrong; through the next four levels
of sharing the blame; blaming oneself; blaming no one; and finally, accepting that nothing ever happened.

The essence of the book is that the whole world and
r entire existence is maya, a leela or illusion, and nothing else.

He touches on the topic of taboos related to sex and non-vegetarianism, explaining how our minds are conditioned by our parents, our faith, our beliefs, and our customs.

The book is interspersed with articles and poems
written by his students. It ends with a guided course on
the art of meditation. The author also dwells on the principles
of advaita vedanta, according to which there is no I, no you,
no he or no she. There is only nothingness, as you reach the state
of consciousness which is called turiya and even further
to the turiyateet state.

An excellent book, it will touch your heart and change your outlook on life. ...Dr. P.V. Vaidyanathan


a few excerpts from the book in
pdf format

presence: the only thing worth achieving

excerpt from Chapter 6



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