Paramhansa Ganga-Puri Kaliuttamananda-Giri affectionately known as Swami-G is an Enlightened Master , a Sat-Guru. Swami-G wishes to accept as Students (Sadhaka's ) those who are seeking the path of the Mystic - Ones that are Ready to go beyond the worlds pull.
Here is how she describes her path:
Paths and initiations walked by Swami-G
1. Esoteric Christian (Path of Mystics and Mysteries)
2. Karma Kagyu Lineage (name Karma Sonam Wangmo) also rememberance of last life as a Lama
3. Bhakti - was with AC Bhaktivedanta (initiation was not taken but approx. 2 years were spent in the ashrams)
4. Kundalini - (Path ongoing since Shaktipat was recieved in the Order)
5. Tantric (Teacher was a Tantric Master who attained Realization he was taught by 3 Tantric Masters)
6. Initiated into Shavite Tradition (also a Kundalini path) Name Ganga-Puri Kaliuttamananda-Giri
My path has been highly eclectic - What have found is that Truth or the Divine IS runs like a thread through all traditions - What is important is to break the spell of the ego.
- each path goes towards the same goal only the methodologies may differ as to ways to Surrender within. A Guru uses the methodology at hand to break through the conditioned mind so that one may traverse the subtle realms and even beyond to That Which is ONE without a second.
Path, Self-Realization and the Now
If people ask me what religion I am I say, “All and none.” I am that Unbound Truth that runs like a thread through All religious persuasions.
There have been many Gurus, mentors and teachers along the way. Each in their own way helped this seeker move forward, each lead me closer to the core of Being.
Many aided in releasing the mind of delusion towards greater awareness. The last great Guru, Sri Rajiv took me from the individualization of ego identification to the implosion which leaves the awareness of the great impersonal core of Being. When dissolving into the Impersonal Brahman or core of Being (which is Absolute) it is not an experience per say, as experience is of mind and form. The last takes you beyond mind and thought into that great pregnant void beyond I AM, which is at the heart and center and from which all creation stems.
As a seeker meditation was done throughout the day, in awareness insights came, there was grasping at straws. I learned relative knowledge which I thought was so spiritually advanced. Meditation deepened, Kundalini kept pulling away at the supports. Finally my Compassionate Guru (Sri Rajiv Misra) took the knife of discernment and started slicing and dicing - not a pretty picture - but
his compassion was in giving what was needed and not what was wanted (for we want the candy-coated strokes of tell me how great my spiritually advanced understanding is). He told me, “Fool! You know NOTHING!”, and he was right. I sputtered and choked and was mute for two days, but this threw me into a deep self-enquiry that tore the foolishness of conceptualization away.
Sitting on the banks of the Ganges suddenly the last great fear arose — terror — was it total annihilation or possession that was a step away? Exhausted, with the acceptance that this seeker had done all that it was possible to do, left only one option - to surrender within the impending doom which had engulfed every cell with the terror of its demise. In that moment beyond time, the world and all its belief~ God; ‘me’; the nature of existence; the seeking; the clinging; desires; aversions — shattered. Mind and its holdings were stripped bare, it died to the past and all its plays of suffering self; the separate ‘me’ was at an end. Nothing remaining to hold. Nothing remaining to be desired. Nothing remaining to fight against. Death is no more. Past is no more. Future is no more. ‘Me’ is no more. Only eternal life that One essence of fill potentiality IS.
You find that the essence, the seed of life is eternal, that you as personality are a wisp in the wind. In fact in that moment, you do not exist. It is a great humbling experience. All that exists is the formless constant, that Perfect IS.
When the One or ‘0’ is entered into frilly there is no longer the seeking for connection for it is the Reality and it is rested in completely. Yet you cannot even say that there is the connection for there is at that point, no duality that remains on any level.
The eyes continue to see diversity but they are not deluded by a mind of division, there is simply that which IS. (One)
Pure Awareness remains, not logical linear thought, which builds stone upon stone of constructed images, held together by the glue of mental ramblings of past ‘if onlys’, and future ‘what ifs’. This cannot even be imagined until it becomes your reality.
You enter the flow of life - Being simply Truth, Consciousness and Bliss, clear of all past preconceived notions and illusions created by the forms’ experience. There is no longer a feeling of “I am this form” but rather, the Universe is consciousness moving. There is no “I” separate from consciousness. Only consciousness beyond the form remains - ever conscious of the One and knowing the many to be only seeming aspects of the One. There is no longer any concept of separation nor judging nor categorizing. It becomes pure, undiluted experience beyond minds’ colorations.
It is spontaneity that remains, a spontaneity that isn’t caught up with the worldly things, nor based on knee jerk reactions. There is no driving self image. No stagnation of a me self. No doership, no one doing. What needs to occur does, the body goes through the actions. There is simply Peace, not one resting in peace, not one looking for peace, not one attempting to create peace, it simply IS.
One is fully grounded and yet there is no attachment to actions - they flow, they are momentary, emotions are momentary. When that moment is over there is no residual fallout being clung to, to bring into fruition the bitterness of suffering. A body is seen - yes, pain is felt, but it is not myself (- it is pain belonging to the body which has no substance (empty in nature) and not the Self This may only be directly Known and cannot be manufactured by the logical mundane mind process).
How can one be fully human and yet look within and no longer find anything that can be called a ‘me story’? It is a paradox but is quite natural.. .this cannot be explained or learned or given by any intellectual dialogue - it can only become the Living Reality immersed in the Absolute Primal Purity of IS and yet one is fully human. It is impossible to explain how this is, it is just the fullness of life as it is that remains.
There is simply a seeing manifestation as it rises from that silence and void into seeming patterns which rise and fall due to the Conscious movement which is created by the mass mind - the grand illusive play called ‘Maya’. Being at that point, beyond the illusions, you see it as just the ever-expanding dream called ‘life’. There is no longer death nor life.. .for you have ever been that which is beyond both these seeming aspects.
A Realized One lives fully in the moment, there is nowhere else to go and why would there be a need to? Suffering is at an end no matter where one is or what is going on in the external world, there is a center of Peace, that ~unmoving eye that has not one minute of bondage no matter what is raging around it.
As the spirit moves so moves the emptiness of Being, Being as simply simplicity that which you are at the core beyond the ego self-identification.
in Realization, mind can be equated with a tool of the divisionary experience - the mind can, and does, remain for some as nothing other than a bit of flotsam that floats on the sea of consciousness yet does not binder the purity of the sea or its vast nature ~f clarity.
Some will look and challenge (this unknown Reality) by saying who is speaking? The ‘me’ (which others relate to) is likened to a wisp of fragrance without solid moorings. ..aware of mind yet not contained by mind.., it is neither one nor another.. .it is at once the whole of creation and yet forever separate and distinct.. .it is something most wonderful and yet it is totally natural...there is simply a flow and a dance that remains.
I see yet feel no attachment - whether it is the T.V. or the World, there is no difference. I am aware yet do not judge.
Holding nothing in my mind like the Ganges, everything flows, constantly moving - yet ever still.
I watch and observe the ‘Play of Consciousness’ and see the actors in the various roles - not knowing that they are actors.
How sad to see the masks they wear and knowing at a moment’s notice the mask can be removed and the true player may be known.
Seeing others’ continued suffering, one is moved to speak the truth that Realization is not a myth. One stands their ground amid the cacophony of nay-sayers. That of what I speak is here a living reality.
A Realized one is fortunate to be living within Peace. It is this joy of possibility for everyone that Realized Beings, no matter their station in life, wish to share. Life — love — wisdom — compassion — faith and knowing are paramount. One comes to the point of living AS love, not getting love, not being a me that is giving love, but as the moving dynamic of love and life.
My path is not to have long term devotees, but to see them progress to natural Jnana, which is Guru or Self. Liberation is the end of clinging to Guru and then a motion to simply become another light within the world. There is only One light, One Guru, One Essence called God or Source or Self.
May mankind move forward to Inner Peace which manifests as outer peace in the world.