Mystery School: The Sacred Yes – 6-Month Transformation Programme with Swami Dhyan Giten, February – July 2015, in Stockholm

Innes, Giten och Mukta

Mystery School

Love – Awareness – Truth

THE SACRED YES:

6- MONTH TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME

During the Satsangs with Giten during the last 1,5 years in Stockholm, a deep silence and oneness have developed, and it felt like a modern mystery school of love and truth.

So Giten has decided to open Mystery School, which is a very loose organization to offer regular Satsang Intensives and weekends and longer programs for sincere seekers with a commitment for inner awakening and enlightenment. Some Satsang Intensives will only be open for seekers and meditators, who are part of the mystery school.

Deep within ourselves is the inner being, the authentic self, the inner silence and emptiness, where we already are one with Life.

Inituation, Toshen

The Sacred Yes: 6 Month Transformation Programme will be offered by the Mystery School, which will be open for both current participants of the Mystery School and for other seekers, who have a commitment to their spiritual growth and previous experience of meditation.

The Sacred Yes programme is a beautiful and mystical journey into our inner being during 6 months, where Giten uses silence, words and awareness to help us rediscover our authentic inner being, the capacity to surrender to life, where we find a joyful, alive and expanding relationship to Existence.

This program is an invitation to people who have sufficient life experience to discover their own authentic inner being.

In his past lives, Giten has travelled through many spiritual paths. In this programme he uses philosophy and spiritual methods from many traditions – Vedanta and The Upanishads, Patanjali, Tao och yoga, Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, the seven chakras and seven energy bodies, modern psychology and Classic Eastern methods for meditation and awareness to guide the individual seeker in a way that relates to the seeker’s own spiritual path from path lives. This makes it easier to take new steps on the spiritual journey.

It is an invitation to the sincere seeker of truth.

Innes ock skrattande Mukta

The Sacred Yes consists of two Satsang series with Giten during February – July on Thursday evenings in Stockholm. The first Satsang series focuses on The Path of Wisdom – The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism and the second Satsang series will focus on Jesus, where Giten will talk about Jesus, the man, Jesus, the revolutionary and Jesus, the mystic. Giten will talk on Christ, not on Christianity. Giten makes a clear distinction between the rebel called Jesus Christ and the religion that followed after him – Christianity. Giten was a disciple of Jesus in a former Life, where he was thrown to the lions in Colosseum in Rome.

“I love when Giten talks about Jesus.”

– Prem Mukta

The Sacred Yes also consists of two 2-Day Satsang Weekends with Giten in 11-12 April on Tibetan Buddhism and in June on Jesus.

The 2-day Satsang Weekend is Giten’s invitation to everyone, who have the inner thirst and longing for a direct recognition that our heart is the door to our being, our inner “yes”-quality, our authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love and truth, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life.

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The 2-day Satsang Weekend with Giten is an opportunity for a direct insight and realization of being. To meet our inner being means to witness and affirm everything that we already are. It is to meet that that which is already perfect within ourselves.

The Sacred Yes also consists of three individual consultations with Giten.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

TIME: February – July 2015.

PLACE: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm city.

COST: 4.500:- – 450 EUR. The fee can be paid in two installments.

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: You registrate to the programme by booking the first individual consultation with Giten (1 hour/600:-). Booking: swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com

Satsang with Swami Dhyan Giten during the winter 2014 in Stockholm: Tao – The Way of Love, Happiness and Wholeness

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TAO: The Path of Love, Happiness and Wholeness

Satsang with Gitenon Thursday evenings during November, December 2014 and January 2015 in Stockholm

The new Satsang series with Giten on Tao – The Way of Love, Happiness and Wholeness began on November 6 in Stockholm. Giten started this Satsang by lecturing on Tao and commenting on Lao Tzu’s book “Tao Te Ching” and Lu Tzu’s book “The Secrets of the Golden Flower”, one the most esoteric and unknown books in the World.

In his initial lecture, Giten focused on three basic concepts in Tao: 1.The opposite poles and tendencies of Life 2. Wu Wei – Action through inaction and 3. Silence and emptiness.

The Satsang ended in silence.

Below you will find an excerpt from the lecture in English.

The lecture was also recorded live and will be available shortly in Swedish on YouTube.

The Satsang series on Tao continues during the winter in Stockholm.

GITEN ON TAO

Lao Tzu’s first paragraph in the book “Tao Te Ching” is that the Tao that can be told is not the absolute Tao.

Lao Tzu has his own logic, the logic of paradoxes, the logic of life.

To understand Tao, you will have to create eyes.

Lao Tzu believes in the unity of opposites, because that is how life is.

The Tao can be communicated, but it can only be communicated from heart to heart, from being to being, from love to love, from silence to silence.

Truth is always realized in silence. In silence, the truth is realized.

You reach to truth through silence.

All spiritual books tries to say something that can not be said in the hope that a thirst, a longing, is created in your heart to know the truth.

Tao is totality. Life exists through the tension of the opposites, the meeting of the opposites.

Lao Tzu says that the opposite poles of life are not really opposites, but complementaries.

Thinking is always of opposites. Lao Tzu says: drop the split attitude. Be simple.

And when you are simple, you do not choose. Lao Tzu says: be choiceless, let life flow.

Enjoy both poles in life, and then your life becomes a symphony of opposites.

How to drop the mind: do not choose. If you do not choose, the mind drops.

Live life as it comes – float. Float with life. Enjoy the moment in its totality,

It is to live as part of the whole, to live as part of existence.

If you become silent and empty, everything will come on it’s own accord.

When you live without any desire for power, position, fame or success, the whole existence pours down into your emptiness.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Satsang, November 6, 2014 in Stockholm

Practical information for Satsang with Gitenduring the Winter in Stockholm

Time: 10 Thursday evenings, 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18

Januari 2015: 8, 15, 22

Price: 1200 SEK – 120 EUR/10 Thursday evenings. Single evenings can also be booked by advance booking. Advance booking: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com. Price, single evenings: 150 SEK – 15 EUR.

Place: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm City

Information and registration: swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com

Giten’s latest book The Language of Silence receives 5 of 5 stars on international booksite Goodreads

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Giten’s latest book
The Language of Silence:
From Darkness to Light
receives 5 of 5 stars on the international book site Goodreads with 9 million users
“It was amazing”, says Anca, who reviewedThe Language of Silence : From Darkness to Light on Goodreads.

The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light

by Swami Dhyan Giten (Goodreads Author)
The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light
I was 9 years old when I had my first spiritual awakening, my first glimpse of wholeness with Existence, my first taste of the language of silence, says spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten in this book. This created a deep thirst and longing in his heart and being to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

I have always had the capacity to go within myself and to discover the silence within, the inner meditative quality, the inner source of love and truth, the inner language of silence, Giten explains in this book. Now I also notice that this silence is going deeper, and that I go beyond the ego and disappear into the silence.

This book consists of a collection of quotes from Swami Dhyan Giten on silence. It also explains how silence is the flower and love and wholeness are the fragrance.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, seminars and courses internationally. His quotes, articles and books has touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

“Swami Dhyan Giten’s The Language of Silence — From Darkness to Light reminds me of those moments when we drift back from sleep to wakefulness and the precious insights that quite often occur in those instants of ”awakening.”

It is my own experience that all spiritual paths have a common thread which most simply stated is: unconditional self acceptance. It is this process or journey toward self acceptance that leads to our connection with our individual aloneness and silence about which Giten so beautifully often comments. Here Giten tells us we find our true heart, that love that becomes our healer and a healing presence that projects beyond ourselves and heals and nourishes the lives of all others with who we have contact, be they friends, strangers or even our pets.

Giten’s The Language of Silence is a beautifully expressed and highly intimate picture of his own spiritual history. While reading this book which is formatted in short segments and insightful phrases and a true delight to read and sure to later re-visit, I had the sense of listening to his open heart as it gave words to his personal silence.

Giten offers us a quite intimate connection with his inner being and thus a glimpse of the beauty within ourselves.”

From the foreword by Eric Rolf, international lecturer, course leader, author of Soul Medicine and former consultant to John Lennon

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New! Song of Meditation: Photo Book of the Life and Work of Swami Dhyan Giten

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This full colour photo book contains many beautiful photos of Swami Dhyan Giten, his people, satsang meditations, initiation and quotes from Giten.
This photo book is a beautiful way to get to know Giten’s unique vision and to inspire yourself on your way to love, beauty, truth and inner awakening.
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Satsang with Giten, September 11, 2014 in Stockholm: The Inner Being is the Center of the Whole Existence

Inituation, Toshen

SATSANG

with

 

“In the inner being, you will know that you
were never separated from Existence.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“Satsang with Giten
was brilliant.”
– Joakim Blomqvist, psychologist
On the Satsang on September 11, in Stockholm, Giten lectured about the 4 centers and circles of the human consciousness: the head, the center for thinking, intellect, mind and logic, the heart, the center for feeling, love, intuition and healing and the being, the center for life energy, meditation, silence, emptiness and the center of the whole existence.
The Satsang evening ended with 30 minutes of silent Satsang, where a deep and profound silence developed.
Giten guided the participants in the beginning of the silent part of the satsang. He instructed the participants to be silent, and to go as deep inwards as they could.
He asked them to reach to the inner being, the Self, the center for life energy, where you can open the door to eternity, to Existence.
Giten commented that the experience of the inner being is your own truth.
Giten ended the silent part of the Satsang by asking the participants to come back with the experience of the inner being, of the innermost core, and to take this experience into their lives, into their relationships and into their creativity.
He said that this remembrance of the inner being transforms your whole life, and brings new joys, new flowers and new understandings to your life.
Giten said that we are here to remember who we are, what is the center of our life – and that this inner being is the center of the whole Existence.
Giten ended the silent part of the Satsang by saying that through this remembrance you will know that you were never separate from Existence.
Satsang with Giten continues during the
autumn on Thursdays in Stockholm
Satsang with Giten continues during the autumn on Thursdays in Stocholm 19.00 PM-21.00 PM.
September 18, 25. October 2, 9.
150 SEK, 15 EUR
On October 11, there will also be an opportunity for Awakening, a 1-day Satsang Intensive with Giten in Stockholm.
information and registration:swami.dhyan.giten(a)gmail.com

Giten Devotion Meditation: Love, Devotion, Freedom


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Giten and his beloved friend Toshen

in blissful oneness without barrier

Giten Devotion Meditation

The consequence of love and devotion are freedom.

The are two basic types of people: the intellectually and scientifically oriented people and the heart oriented, emotion oriented and poetically oriented people.

This meditation is for the heart oriented people, the feeling type.

In love and devotion, the other person becomes more important than yourself.

This is basically a matter of trust.

The intellectual type can not trust anybody. He cannot trust.

In order to understand devotion, you must first understand love.

Logic and mind always remains ego-centered, but on the path of the heart, the other becomes important, the other becomes real.

if your love becomes so intense that you forget yourself completely, you have reached to devotion.

Love is the first step, only then can devotion flower.

If your love grows deeper, the other becomes more and more significant.

This total feeling of love, this total surrender, this losing of oneself into the other, is transformation, which creates devotion.

The ego dissolves when the other becomes so important that you disappear, you are no more.

When the love becomes more important than you, you can die for him or her.

The other has become the meaning of your love.

If you can make love a meditation to transform yourself, you begin to have glimpses of devotion.

In devotion, you surrender yourself totally.

If you can allow yourself to dissolve for the other, you will be transformed.

Devotion is freedom.

If you dissolve, the beloved will be everywhere. You will find the beloved in the flowers, in the trees, in the stars and in the open sky.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Spring Always Comes: Satsang with Giten during the spring in Stockholm

SATSANG

with

SPRING ALWAYS COMES
 

Satsang with Giten continues during the spring on
Thursdays in Stockholm
“Giten gave me life back. An awakening. I have seen the beauty in life, and I know that that this is the way.

I like Giten a lot. He is fantastic. The presence and impact he has on people. His wisdom and humor.”
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm
 
Satsang with Giten continues during the Spring on Thursdays in Stocholm 19.00 PM-21.00 PM.
April 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22 maj.
150 SEK, 15 EUR
information and registration:swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com
On the Satsang evening on April 17, Giten lectured about the two types of love, ordinary love and being-love, and about the four indications of love. The Satsang evening ended with 30 minutes of silent Satsang, where a deep silence developed.
The lecture was recorded live and will be available for free download.
During Satsang on Thursday, April 2, Giten was attacked with aggressiveness and judgemental projections in a planned attack by two persons. This attack on Giten was basically about power, which was like going from light to darkness in Satsang.
Power is a crucial pont in all spiritual movements – and power is an almost constant unconscious state in politics, business and in society at large.
This attack lowered Giten’s level of joy, satisfaction and creativity, which made Satsang take a pause on Thursday, April 10. Giten also discussed this attack with the Satsang participant Toshen, whose immediate response was: “Continue with Satsang. You are doing a great work.”
Toshen also commented that spiritual movements need to go beyond power conflicts to be able to work for the light. She also said that this attack on Giten was only ridicolous.
Giten felt that it would be a mistake to allow this power attack to affect Satsang, since Satsang is needed in these transformative times in the world, which is about a shift from power to heart, from ego to light.
Hello Giten! I just wanted to send this mail and thank you for your newsletters, and wish you all luck in your continued work with the light of love.
You do a fantastic pioneer work when you show people the way!”
Par Wahlstrom, healer and author of The Magic of Love

Satsang with Swami Dhyan Giten, March 12, 2014, in Stockholm: Enlightenment

Giten, foto, gul tröja, sittande på gren

SATSANG

with

Swami Dhyan Giten

March, 12, 2014,

in Stockholm

   “The fragrance of meditation
is enlightenment.” 
– Swami Dhyan Giten
I would never like to be without the Satsang evenings
with Giten. Now it is becoming really interesting.”
 
– Toshen, Stockholm
 
 
“I appreciate the Satsang evenings with Giten.” 

– Lech Dulny, vice head of the School for the Arts in
Stockholm, which organizes courses in music, theatre,
dance, art, media and dramatic arts in Stockholm 
 
The last Satsang evening on the theme Seven Levels of Consciousness on March 12 was a very strong Satsang, which Giten began by lecturing on the 6th and 7th level of consciousness, Vision and Unity. Giten also lectured on enlightenment during the evening. 
The lecture was recorded live and will be available for free download in Swedish on YouTube and Grooveshark. Below you will also find two articles in English on the same topics, which are excerpts from Giten’s books.
 
Giten was also invited during the evening to the School for the Arts in Stockholm by the Satsang-participant Lech Dulny, vice head of the School for the Arts in Stockholm. Lech Dulny invited Giten to the School of Arts

“to spread his light”. School for the Arts organizes courses in music, theatre, dance, art, media and dramatic arts in Stockholm. 
Giten ended the Satsang by informing that the Satsangs will continue during March, April and May in Stockholm on Thursday evenings on the theme “Tantra – The Way of the Heart”. Tantra – The Way of the Heart is the spiritual path of love, joy, trust, devotion and surrender to life. The first Satsang is on Thursday, March 20, 19.00pm – 21.00pm. There will also be a 1-day Satsang Intensive on April 12 on the theme Tantra-The Way of the Heart.

6. Vision

– Learning to Know Our Self

An excerpt from Giten’s books Presence – Working from Within: The Psychology of Being (available at international book store Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/Giten

The sixth chakra or level of awareness is called vision. It is placed in the middle of the eyebrows. It is also called the third eye. The theme for this chakra is to dissolve the feeling of being a separate “I” and to unidentify ourselves with the ego.

When the sixth level of awareness is not developed, there is still identification with the ego, with the separate “I”, and a feeling of separation from Existence.

On the sixth level of awareness we stand on the threshold of physical existence, where all duality and opposite tendencies, for example masculine and feminine, light and darkness, intellect and intuition and life and death, begins to dissolve and disappear. Through awareness and understanding, we can see beyond the personality to our inner being, to our essence and authentic self. We discover the inner being, the silent place within ourselves, which is the inner watcher of the drama of the outer life, and where nothing ever happens.

The physical body manifests the duality of life and of opposite tendencies through two pair of legs, arms, ears and eyes, while the position of the third eye indicates the dissolution of the duality of life.

On the sixth level of awareness, meditation becomes a thirst in our heart and being. It is a thirst after truth.

When we begin to open the third eye, our thirst and commitment increases to discover our inner being, to understand the ultimate mystery of life, and to become one with Whole.

I remember an insight that taught me much about life. One day I felt that I had everything that I really wanted in life. I had a creative and meaningful work as a therapist and course leader, I had a relationship with a beautiful woman, who I loved and who loved me, I had friends that I trusted, and I had money to do what I wanted. But in spite of all this, I still had a feeling that there was something missing in my life. I was not satisfied. The thirst and longing in my heart was still searching for something more. It made me realize that the deepest pain in my heart was that I was still separated from the Whole, and that no relationships and things outside of myself could ease this pain.

On the development level of the Vision chakra, love is no longer a relationship. Love becomes a presence and a quality of our being. Love becomes a natural quality in our aura. It is no longer a question of loving a certain person, we simply are love. We are unconditional love.

The sixth level of awareness also relates to ordinary logical thinking with capacity to handle a lot of facts and information. The sixth level of awareness is also the center for intuition and awareness. It relates to a specific form of intuition, which is called clairvoyance. Clairvoyance means clear seeing and is described in Patanjalis book Yoga Sutras as one of the siddhis or psychic powers that a devoted meditator develops. Clairvoyance is a form of intuition, which is not limited in time and space. Through clairvoyance we can remember past lives, which can help us understand unconscious psychological patterns from past lives, and give us a broader perspective of life.

Another psychic quality that is developed on the sixth level of awareness is a telepathic perception and sensitivity, which gives us the insight that no man is an island in the ocean of consciousness. We are all parts of the same whole, we are all small individual rivers on our way towards the same ocean and on the inner plane we are continuously in contact with each other.

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy and chakras also relates to working with people. On the fifth level of awareness, the focus expanded to include the planet. On the sixth level of awareness, the focus expands from the planet to include the cosmos.

The difference between an artist that has developed his creativity to the awareness level of Communication, and a mystic on the awareness level of Vision, is that the artist has both his eyes focused outwards to the outer world, while the mystic has one eye focused outwards to the outer world, and one eye focused inwards to the inner world. An artist is not a mystic, but a mystic can also be an artist.

7. Unity

– Opening to Universal Consciousness

The seventh chakra or level of awareness is called Unity. It is also called The Crown Chakra. It is placed on top of the head. Unity relates to opening to universal consciousness, to receive the ultimate wisdom.

The seventh level of awareness relates to learning to know God. It relates to truth, unconditional love, to enlightenment and to the experience of being one with the Whole.

The experience of the seventh chakra is an experience beyond words. It is an experience of joy and freedom beyond words. It is to be everything and nothing at the same time. It is to discover that we have really never been separated from life. It is to be in a deep unity and harmony with Existence. Our separate little individual river has finally joined with the ocean of consciousness, with the Whole.

When we have began to open the seventh chakra, the thousand petaled lotus flower opens. We have learnt the lesson of life. Our inner tree has given fruit. We have become spiritually mature.

The word ”religion” originally means ”to return to the source”. It means to rediscover the contact with our inner being, with the source of life within ourselves. The deepest pain in our heart is that we are disconnected from our inner being, that we are separated from life. The deepest thirst and longing in our heart is to return to our being, where we are one with life.

The goal of meditation is enlightenment. In the depth of our being, we are already enlightened. We are an inseparable part of Existence, but we have forgotten our true nature. We have forgotten our inner Buddha.Meditation is the way to discover our inner being, our authentic self, our inner Buddha. Enlightenment is the fruit of meditation. It is to realize the highest attainment in human consciousness. It is to climb the inner Mount Everest.

I was 9 years old when I had my first glimpse of wholeness. It was early Christmas morning and I was standing in my pajamas in the living room, and looked out of the large windows. Outside the windows, white snowflakes effortlessly and slowly singled down towards a silent, snow-clad landscape. Suddenly I was filled with a feeling of being one with the slowly dancing snowflakes, one with the silent landscape. I did not understand then that this was my first taste of meditation, but it created a deep thirst and longing in my heart to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

Each human being is unique; each human being contains a divine spark, an aspect of God. We are much more than we think we are. The mystery of life is that it is impossible to understand, but we can live life. We can never really understand life, but we can become one with life. We can become one with the dance of life, one with the ultimate mystery of life.

I had a magical day during one Sunday when I walked out in nature. On the outside this day just consisted of taking a walk out in the beautiful sunny weather and cleaning my apartment, but on the inside everything suddenly changed. When I walked out in nature in the sunny weather, there was suddenly a silent explosion within me, and my whole perception of reality changed. In a single moment, everything changed – although nothing on the outside had really changed. Everything on the outside was exactly as before, but my way of seeing had changed. The difference was that before I did not see, and now I could see. My eyes were open. Suddenly I was one with everything, one with the stones, one with the trees, and one with the people that I meet on my walk. My heart danced with joy together with a feeling of: ”I am God”. Not that I am the creator of everything, but that I am part of the Whole, part of the divine. It felt like coming home, that Existence is my home. I saw that even if the people that I meet did not understand that they are a part of the Whole, they still are a part of the Whole. I felt the waves of Existence in my own heart and being, and I felt like a small wave in a great ocean. It gave me a taste of the eternal, a taste of the limitless and boundless source of creativity. In just a few moments, I learnt more than during 20 years in university. Wisdom is basically the understanding that we are all a part of the Whole. We are all small rivers moving towards the ocean. I laughed at the fact that enlightenment is really our innate birthright, and that small children already lives in this mystical unity with the Whole.

This unity with the Whole does not mean that our unique individuality disappears. It means that the richer our life experience is, and the more qualities of our being that we have developed, the richer the quality of our enlightenment becomes.

When we realize that we are one with life, the world becomes our home. We are at home everywhere.

Enlightenment

– One with the Whole

An excerpt from Giten’s book The Silent Whisperings of the Heart (available at international book store Lulu:
What is enlightenment? The word ”religion” originally means ”to return to the source”. It means to rediscover the contact with our inner being, with the source of life within ourselves. The deepest pain in our heart is that we are disconnected from our inner being, we are separated from life. The deepest thirst and longing in our heart is to return to our being, where we are one with life.
”The most beautiful experience is the mystical”, says Albert Einstein in the book Living Philosophies. The goal of meditation – if you can talk about a goal in connection with meditation – is enlightenment. In the depth of our being, we are already enlightened. We are an inseparable part of Existence, but we have forgotten our true nature. We have forgotten our inner Buddha. Meditation is the way to discover our inner being, our authentic self, our inner Buddha. Enlightenment is the fruit of meditation. It is to realize the highest attainment in human consciousness. It is to climb the inner Mount Everest. The brilliant philosopher Emmanuel Kant was once asked what enlightenment is and his short answer was: ”to grow up.”
What the Japanese Zen-tradition call ”satori” is a short glimpse of enlightenment. It is like when the lens of a camera opens for a split second and lets the light in. It is a glimpse of the light, of the Whole, which exists as a possibility in each and every moment of life.
I was 9 years old when I had my first glimpse of wholeness. It was early Christmas morning and I was standing in my pyjamas in the living room and looked out of the large windows. Outside the white snow flakes silently singled down towards a snowclad landscape. Suddenly I was filled with a feeling of being one with the slowly dancing snowflakes, one with the silent landscape. I did not understand then that this was my first taste of meditation, but it created a deep thirst and a longing in my heart to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.
Each human being is unique; each human being contains a divine spark, an aspect of God. We are much more than we think we are. The mystery of life is that it is impossible to understand life, but we can live life. We can never really understand life, but we can become one with life. We can become one with the dance of life, one with the ultimate mystery of Existence.
I remember an insight that taught me much about life. One day I felt that I had everything that I really wanted in life. I had a creative and meaningful work as a therapist and course leader, I had a relationship with a beautiful woman, who I loved and who loved me, I had friend that I trusted and I had money to do what I wanted. But in spite of all this, I still had a feeling that there was something missing in my life. I was not satisfied. The thirst and longing in my heart was still searching for something more. It made me realize that the deepest pain in my heart was that I was still separated from the Whole and that no outer things or relationships could ease this pain.
The inner being is the undefinable within ourselves. The inner being is so undefinable that we can experience it, but we can not explain it in words. We can become one with it, but we can not understand it. The inner being is the ultimate mystery of life.
We originally come from the invisible existential source and it is to this source that we return when we die. Death is the unconscious way to return to this original source, while enlightenment is the conscious way to return to this source. Death means to still believe in our separation from life and enlightenment means to realize our innate oneness with Existence.
When I did a therapist education in USA 1984, one of the course leaders – who had given personal and spiritual guidance to thousands of seekers of truth all over the world and who I consider one of the best spiritual therapists in the world – said that I was going to get enlightened, that I would ”disappear into the silence”. I did not really understand what he meant then and it was totally absurd for me when other course participants congratulated me afterwards. The thought that I was going to be enlightened was totally absurd for me. For me enlightenment was something that happened to special and chosen persons like Osho, Buddha, Jesus, Lao-Tzu and Krishnamurti. I did not feel either special or chosen. I did not feel worthy of being enlightened.
Enlightenment is really as simple as drinking a glace of water. But because enlightenment is so simple, it is easy to miss. Enlightenment is so close to us that it is easy to miss. It is about realizing that the door to enlightenment has never been closed. It is our own effort and restlessness that keeps it closed.
In love relationships with another person, we can experience short moments of unity and wholeness. But these moments are always followed by separation again, since relationships are a continuos balance between love and freedom, between meeting and parting, between independence and being together and between separation and wholeness. Enlightenment means to discover this wholeness, this harmony with life, within ourselves, without being dependent on anybody or anything.
Enlightenment does not mean to be special or to have an idea to be especially spiritual. There is nothing special about being enlightened. To be enlightened does not mean to be higher than somebody else – in the same way that a large tree is not higher or better than a little bush or a rose is not more beautiful than a tulip is. Enlightenment just means that we have discovered our authentic inner being, our innate belongingness with life, while somebody else will realize this when the time is ripe. To be enlightened is to be totally ordinary, so ordinary, in fact, that we are nobody at all, we are nothingness, an emptiness. To be enlightened is to be a medium for Existence; to be enlightened is to be a spiritual healer. It is to be a medium for Existence, so that the Whole can sing and dance through us. We become a flute on the lips of Existence through which the existential music can flow.
Existence tries in every moment to give us exactly what we need with more love, compassion and creativity than we can ever imagine. When we trust life, we can relax and allow life to guide us to meet the people that we need to meet, to make the experiences that we need in order to take the next step in our spiritual development.
We think that we are separated from life, but in reality we are already one with life. We are an inseparable part of life. We belong to life.
Existence supports us totally in our thirst and longing to return to the original source. Existence tries in every way to help us to get enlightened, to realize that we are already one with life.
Spiritual healing means to heal the split between our idea of being a separate “I” and all that which we already are. Spiritual healing means to heal our separation from life. Spiritual healing is to become a healing Buddha.
One evening when I meditated out in nature, my separation from life suddenly disappeared and changed into a unity with life. Suddenly I was one with life. A joy without reason filled my heart. I was suddenly one with the divine dance. It was a deeply healing experience, a feeling that I was Ok as I am and that Existence loves me. It was a feeling of belonging to Existence. It was an experience of coming home.
When we realize that we are one with life, the world becomes our home. We are at home everywhere.
Enlightenment is like throwing everything up in the air – all our ideas, dreams, expectations, our separate goals, our previous spiritual experiences, all our ideas of who we are – and see what comes down again – if anything.
We all seek enlightenment – independent of if we are aware of it or not. We all seek love, joy, acceptance, silence, truth, freedom and oneness with life. Some people seek enlightenment in unconscious ways through work, power, status, success, money, relationships, and sex or through becoming famous, but it is all the same basic search for enlightenment.
Enlightenment is not only about individual enlightenment, it is also about collective enlightenment. Collective enlightenment means an expansion of consciousness. It means to begin to think in terms of “we”, rather than “I”. To think only in terms of “I” is to act out of the personality. The personality is a separation from life. To think in terms of “we” means to be in contact with the inner being, with the authentic self, with the meditative quality within ourselves, with the inner capacity to surrender to life. To think in terms of “we” means to be in contact with the inner “yes”-quality. It means to cooperate with that which is larger than ourselves. Collective enlightenment could also be called for spiritual globalization – in contrast to the economic globalization, which is only good for the few and bad for the many. When we realize that all living beings seek enlightenment, that all living beings seek love, joy, truth and freedom, we can develop a sense of compassion for all living beings.
The seventh level of consciousness is placed on top of the head. It is called Unity or chrownchakra and relates to open for universal consciousness, to attain the ultimate wisdom.
The seventh level of consciousness relates to learning to know God. It relates to truth, unconditional love, enlightenment and the experience of being one with the Whole. It is a freedom and joy beyond words. The experience of the seventh chakra is an experience beyond words, which is hard to describe in words. It is to be nothing and everything at the same time. It is to discover that we have never really been separated from Existence. It is to be in a deep harmony with Existence. Our separate little river has finally united with the ocean of consciousness, with the Whole.
When we begin to open the seventh chakra, the thousand petaled lotus flower opens. We have learnt the lesson of life. We have grown up. We have become spiritually ripe and our inner tree has finally grown fruit. This unity with the Whole does not mean that our unique individuality disappears. It means that the richer our life experience is and the more qualities we have developed, the richer the quality of our enlightenment becomes.
A seeker of truth must take the last steps towards enlightenment himself without relying on any outer crutch or authority.
I took a quiet cup of coffee at a coffee shop and when I left the shop, one of these precious moments happened. Suddenly my whole perspective of reality changed from separation to wholeness. I experienced a unity and belongingness with all people that I meet. I experienced that I was one with all people and that all people come from the same invisible source. People have their own unique individuality, but they come from the same source. It is diversity in unity. It was a sheer joy to walk around and experience that I was one with all the people that I meet.
Divine love is to realize that we are one with life. Real love is to realize that in our essence, we are one with the other person, one with the stones, one with the trees, one with the earth and one with the blue sky. It is to realize that all of life is God.
I had a magical day during one Sunday when I walked out in nature. On the outside this day only consisted of taking a walk out in the beautiful sunny weather and cleaning my apartment, but on the inside everything suddenly changed. When I walked out in nature in the sunny weather, a silent explosion suddenly happened within me and my whole perception of reality changed. In a single moment, everything had changed, although nothing on the outside had really changed. Everything on the outside was exactly as before, but my way of seeing had changed. The difference was that before I did not see and now I could see. My eyes were open. Suddenly I was one with everything, one with the stones, one with the trees and one with the people that I meet on my walk. My heart danced with joy together with a feeling of: ”I am God”. Not that I am the creator of everything, but that I am part of the Whole, part of the divine. It felt like coming home, that Existence is my home. I also saw that even if the people that I meet did not understand that they are a part of the Whole, they still are a part of the Whole. I felt the waves of Existence in my own heart and being and I felt like a small wave in a great ocean. It gave a taste of the eternal, a taste of the limitless and boundless source of creativity. In just a few moments, I learnt more than during 20 years in university. Wisdom is basically the understanding that we all are part of the Whole. We are all small rivers moving towards the ocean. I laughed at the fact that enlightenment is really our innate birthright and that small children already lives in this mystical unity with the Whole.
Enlightenment is a total ”yes” and acceptance of ourselves.
It is to love ourselves as we are.
Enlightenment is to live, love and be from the inner being, from the inner life source.
Enlightenment is to discover our authentic inner being, our unique flavor and quality, our true individuality. It is not about trying to imitate somebody else.
Enlightenment is the phenomenon of ”disappearing” into the Whole, to become so one with the larger flow of the Whole that it starts to sing and dance through us.
When we live in contact with our inner being, we find ourselves in an alive, intimate and expanding relationship with Existence.
Enlightenment is not a static phenomenon; it is to say ”yes” to the truth of the moment. It is to embrace the living reality of the moment. Enlightenment is a dance with life, a dance of eternity.
Enlightenment is not an end; it is a new beginning, which has no end. It just means that we realize that we are one with life – and that life is a dance of joy.

The dimension of being is a love affair with love. It is to return to the original source. It is to be one with life. It is to come home.

Enlightenment is to be in intimate contact with the healing ocean. It is when the drop disappears into the ocean, into the Whole.

Comments about Satsang with Giten

 

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Comments about Satsang with

 Giten

 

“Satsang with Giten was totally

wonderful!”

– Toshen, Stockholm

 

“Satsang with Giten is a rich and warm emptiness. I want to give Giten all love and my warmest thank you. Giten and the Satsang has given me so much. I have never been so close to happiness before. In many moment, life has become complete. I am very happy that the Satsang in continuing in April.”
 
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm 

“In some moments, I realize what an incredible opportunity Satsang with Giten is, and in other moments I fall back to the unawareness and sleep of the mind. I had never dared to take the step to participate in Satsang with Giten if there was not such a love. Since I began to study for Giten, a new dimension of awareness has developed step by step, which has transformed my whole life.”

– Emanuel Sjogren, musician and student of Giten since 5 years

 

“I could sit in Satsang with Giten on this sofa all night, but unfortunately I have to get up to work tomorrow – but I think that this silence will affect people.”

– Rolf Soderberg, supervisor in social work, Stockholm
 
 
 
“The silent Satsang yesterday felt strong. Almost immediately when we sat down in silent Satsang, I was filled with an energy so strong that it felt like I was surrounded by an almost physical energy field.
 
I almost felt like I was going to levitate, like the energy was so compact that I could not sit still on the floor. It was like the Satsang danced, it was living its own life. It felt ancient, powerful and beyond control.
 
And in the middle of everything, a loud and wild laughter grow, which I had to fight to keep back. It felt like I would never stop laughing if I began.
 
When Giten sounded the bell that the Satsang was over, I had to concentrate to come back in one piece, remind the body of the frame, remind the head of the room, of the here and now.
 
After a while, it worked, and the effect was that I felt happy, calm and full of love after Satsang.
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm

Fragrance from the Inner: Giten lectures for free download

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Fragrance from the Inner:
Giten Lectures
for free download 
Lotta Hallin, a participant in Satsang with Giten in Stockholm, wrote a mail to Giten a couple of days ago, saying that she felt a need to record Giten’s lectures during Satsang to be able to listen to them again. 
 
She writes: “Giten manages to deliver so much wisdom and interesting information in a short while during Satsang that I want to save everything, and put in a little shrine for further contemplation.”
 
In cooperation with Emanuel Sjogren, talented musician, composer and student of Giten since 5 years, Giten’s lectures during Satsang has been recorded live. These lectures will be available for free download and on CD.
 
Giten’s first recorded lecture on The Way of the Heart: The Three Levels of Love – Sex, Love and Prayer is now available in Swedish on Grooveshark:  
 
“The most beautiful lecture that I have heard.” 
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm
 
Giten’s lectures will be available on Grooveshark and on YouTube. Giten’s lectures om English will also be available in the future.
 
Giten’s recorded lectures starts and ends with Emanuel Sjobergs original composed music, which is music from the world of Giten.
 

“Gitens voice is really like musik, which the meaning of his name also hints about.”

 
– Emanuel Sjogren, musician and student of Giten since 5 years
 
Giten’s name means “Song of Meditation”.

Read more about Satsang, Satsang Intensives, Satsang Weekends and Retreats with Swami Dhyan Giten at international site Meeting Truth: http://meetingtruth.com/teacher/SwamiDhyanGiten