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articles by: Gangaji

I Am, Therefore I Think

The challenge of a human life is to live truly free. When you realize that you are not your name, you are not any function, you are not your gender, and in truth you are not anything you can think y…

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When We Are Ready to Be Free

At the dawning of spiritual maturity, as in biological maturity, a push or even a shock is often necessary to provide the catalyst for essential growth. The birth of true knowing follows the death o…

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Two Faces of Grace

The experience of the gift of life, of the grace of life, is a mysterious blessing we celebrate and bow to. Grace is the answer to our prayers, and yet it is free of our bidding. How joyous to bask …

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Question Asking in Spirituality

There is a point that appears in a lifetime, regardless of chronological age, when healthy, true doubt appears. We doubt what we have been taught, and we doubt what others insist we must believe. Th…

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Direct Experience Is Like a True Kiss

To inquire into something is to open to it, to meet it, and to discover its meaning -- or lack of meaning -- from the inside of it. Inquiry is generally recognized to mean investigating, and that …

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Telling the Truth About What Is Here

One of the most powerful phrases in human language is "I am here." It is powerful because it is utterly simple and profoundly true. Anything that is said or thought afterward is just an addition to …

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Rediscover Your Natural Curiosity

The primary concern for all life forms is survival. In the case of humans, the basis of everything we think is somehow about our survival. Everything we feel is related to our survival. Even everyth…

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Living Without Definitions

At this time in our present history, we have the ability to be conscious of the stories we have been taught and how they define us, as well as the stories we unquestionably have believed about who a…

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Listen to the Stories You Tell Yourself

One of our most impressive powers as human beings is our power of language. We use language as we speak externally to others and as we speak internally to ourselves. Part and parcel of that power ar…

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Naked to Yourself

In our long human history of storytelling, there have been great beings with awe-inspiring stories that reveal the victory of self-discovery. What inspires us about these great ones is that somehow th…

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about Gangaji

Gangaji is the author of Diamond in Your Pocket, You Are That, and Freedom and Resolve. She offers online and teleconferencing meetings as well as retreats in the U.S., Canada, Europe, England and Australia. Contact www.gangaji.org for more info.

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