Satsang with Giten: A Taste of Eternity

Inituation, Toshen

Satsang with Giten:

A Taste of Eternity

Comment from participant in satsang with Giten, October 13, in Stockholm

“Satsang with Giten was a taste of the eternal, a taste of the timeless. It felt like we sat for 3 hours, while we only sat for 40 minutes.”

– Toshen, participant in satsang with Giten


LOVE, SILENCE & GOD: Eight quotes from Goodreads large collection of 164 Giten quotes

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Eight quotes from Goodreads large Collection of 164 Giten quotes

“When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life 

Giten on the Celestial Music

“During the summer I meditated outside in nature. Listening to the wind with the ears are like listening to mere noise, but listening to the wind blowing through the trees from the inner silence and being one with the wind is like listening to the celestial music.”



“I was tired in the evening yesterday. I felt drained by the last days outer conflicts. I felt separated from life. Suddenly I heard the wind blowing through the trees outside my open window, whispering a silent and playful invitation: “Do you want to play? Do you want to join the dance?” This playful invitation again joined my heart and being with the Existential dance. I was again in a silent prayer and oneness with life.”



“When we become silent, we become whole. And when we become whole, we become holy.”



A friend of mine commented yesterday that she has experienced similar insights that I talked about that all enlightened Masters and founders of religion are actually talking about the same ocean, the same invisible life source, the same God.

She also said that she worked in a Christan environment at the time that she received these insights, and when she tried to share these insights with the Christians she was accused of being “impure” and of being associated with the “Devil”.

Christians hold on to the idea that Jesus was the only son of God, without realizing that we are all son’s and daughter’s of God. By holding on to the idea that Jesus is the only son of God, they do not either to realize that all enlightened Masters are talking about the same God.

Jesus did not talk about faith, he talked about trust. He talked about discovering a trust in yourself and in relationship to God.  Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you.  In Christianity, the church has become the intermediate between man and God, and people who claim that they have found a direct relationship to God are accused of blasphemy. The Christan church has become a barrier between man and God, and anyone who has declared that he has found a direct relationship to God are immediately banned by the church, for example Master Eckhart and Franciskus of Assisi. 

I have always had a deep love for Jesus, but it is not the picture of Jesus that the Christian church presents. I was a disciple of Jesus in a former life, and was thrown to the lions in Colosseum in Rome as one of the early Christians. Jesus had many more disciples than the twelve disciples mentioned in The Bible.

In this life, I resigned my automatic membership in the church as soon as I could think for myself when I was 15 years old. I was also disgusted with an organization that said that they preached love and which has murdered more people than Hitler.

My experience with these rare and precious insights are that they expand our consciousness of reality. They are gradual initiations into reality. They may fade away, but we will never be the same again after receiving them. They will also come more and more, the more committment we have to our spiritual growth.”



“What I basically listen to when I work with a group of people is when the moment becomes silent. Then I know that we are entering the dimension of love, truth and wholeness.”



“Meditation is the way to be with ourselves and to learn to accept our own aloneness. In aloneness, I experiment with being consciously alone as a door to be egoless. In conscious aloneness, the ego can not function. In aloneness, you are not. 

I have always been comfortable with my own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, truth, silence and wholeness.   

When we depend on other people, it becomes a bondage – instead of a freedom. I took this sunday as a meditation to be consciously alone, and to accept all feelings of pain, of not being loved and the fear of being nobody that would come up during the meditation. This meditation goes up and down during the day: at certain moments, I can totally accept my aloneness. It feels fine to accept that I am alone and that I am nobody. At other moments, I feel the pain of not being loved, when the meditation brings up how dependence on other people is a barrier to totally accept my aloneness.

I take a coffee at a restaurant. I am the only person that sits alone in the restaurant, while the other guests are couples and families eating sunday dinner. It brings up painful feelings of not being loved and wanting to be needed by other people, when I see how much people cling to each other in the couples and the families.

Escaping your aloneness through relationships and needing other people’s attention through being a teacher, a politician or by being rich or famous, are ways of escaping the pain of aloneness. But then the relationships are not really love. Only when you are capable of being alone, you can really love.

When we can be alone, we discover the inner source of love, which is our true nature. When we can be alone, it open the door to be one with the Whole.”



“Meditation expands our inner being. The inner being is like a small, individual river flowering towards the Ocean. 

In meditation, I feel how my inner being expands into an inner ocean, which is part of everything, which is one with Existence.

Through the inner being, we come in contact with the inner ocean, the undefined and boundless within ourselves, where we are one with life. We realize that God is part of life. We realize that God is not a person, but the consciousness that is part of everything. We find God in a flower, in a tree, in the eyes of a child or in a playful dog. 

Through discovering our inner being, we discover that we are also part of the flower, the child or the dog. We realize that God is everywhere.”


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Giten’s birthday, May 15, 2016, celebrated with satsang, initiation and introduction to working with people from love, truth and silence


Initiering, Samarpan, Giten, kram

 Initiering, Samarpan, Giten

Initiering, Iiris, Giten

“Thank you for a wonderful day.” 

– Deva Emanuel, musician and participant during Giten’s birthday. 

 Giten’s birthday on May 15, 2016, was celebrated with satsang, initiation and introduction to working with people from love, truth and silence. 

Marie, psychotherapist, who has done satsang and courses with Giten since 25 years, was initiated and was born again as Prem Samarpan, which Giten gave the spiritual meaning: Prem, love, and Samarpan, surrender, to let go. Giten described the spiritual meaning of Samarpans name: “Love is to surrender yourself. Love is to surrender yourself to the other person, love is to surrender to the whole.” 

Iiris, special teacher for autistic children, was also initiated and was born again as Prem Iiris, which Giten gave the spiritual meaning Prem, love, and Iiris, wholeness. Giten described the spiritual meaning of her new name: “Love creates healing and wholeness. Then you are not separated from the world. Then you are not a foreigner in the world. Then existence is your home.”

“It is astonishing to realize that growing up actually means to become one with Existence. It means to find the whole Existence within myself, it means to discover that Existence is alive in my own heart and being.

The song of a bird echoes my own inner voice, the beauty of a flower reflects my own inner beauty, a dog becomes an expression of my own unconditional love and friendship, the majestic mountains create an exstatic joy, and I discover all the shining stars of the sky within my own heart.
It is to realize that the whole Existence is alive, and that the underlying thread of consciousness is God.” 
― Swami Dhyan Giten
Inituation, Toshen
“I could not have wished for a more beautiful initiation.
I felt such a love for everybody after the initiation.” 
– Prem Mukta, who was initiated by Giten on June, 12, 2014
Initiering, Lotta + Giten
Initiation into freedom is basically a way of living life
consciously, in meditation and celebration, a life lived in oneness with Existence, inspired by the vision of spiritual teacher Swami Dhyan Giten.
Initiation into Freedom is an experience of the heart. It is an initiation into the ancient path of truth, an initiation into the invisible path.
Initiation + Kalyani + Giten
Initiation into Freedom is a sincere commitment to yourself and to your own spiritual growth. It is a statement that the most important thing in your life is meditation, to become more aware, more conscious and more awake. Initiation into Freedom is a surrender to the truth of your own being.
Initiation, bara Kalyani
Initiation into Freedom happens inside the being of the individual. It is conscious choice of the sincere seeker of love and truth, who have a deep commitment to truth. Previous experience of meditation is recommended.
Initiation med Lotta, bara Lotta
Giten has initiated people to the path of truth with people who surrendered to him in their hearts through creating an inner initiation in their inner being for 30 years, but he has not formally initiated people before. But now the time seems ripe to begin to initiate sincere seekers of truth.
Initiation into freedom is not a religion or an organization, it is a statement by the individual. Initiation into freedom is based on the Indian sannyasin tradition, but it is not a reunciation from the world. It is a life affirmative confirmation that embraces all aspects of life, meditation, relationships and creativity.
Initiation ceremonies will be performed in connection to Satsang evenings with Giten. Initiation can also be done by mail.
In initiation into freedom, Giten will observe you and find out:
1. What type you are
2. How much work you have done in your past lives
3. Where you are right at this moment in your spiritual growth
4. At what center you are functioning right now
5. Decision about meditative methods that will be helpful for you.
Based on this observation, Giten will give you a new name, your spiritual name, with a meaning that will denote the pathway that you will travel on and an individual quality that will be be a guidance on your spiritual path. You will also receive a necklace symbolizing the oneness of life.
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Satsang with Giten on Buddha: The Middle Way – 8. Right Samadhi

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha:




From satsang with Giten, March 3, 2016, in Stockholm 

8. Right Samadhi 

The eighth and the last step of Buddha’s Middle Way is Right Samadhi. 

Samadhi is when you are totally absorbed into the center of existence, when you are totally absorbed into the heart of existence.

Our seventh chakra is flowering. 

The preceding seven steps of Buddha’s Middle Way is a preparation for Right Samadhi.  

The preceding seven steps of Buddha’s Middle Way leads to Right Samadhi. 

But there is also the possibility of wrong Samadhi if you fall into unconsciousness. 

Samadhi should bring you to total awareness, to perfect awareness. 

You should not become unconscious, but one can become unconscious if you go inside so deeply that you forget the outside. 

Ordinarily we live outside of ourselves, so completely that we have forgotten the inside. 

But it is also possible to become aware of the inside and forget the outside. 

Buddha says that this is wrong Samadhi. 

Buddha says: Right Samadhi is when you are totally aware of both the inner and the outer. 

In Right Samadhi, the inner light is burning so bright that it fills both the inside and the outside with light. 

In Right Samadhi, both the inside and the outside disappears, there is only light. 

Right Samadhi is not the inner or the outer, Right Samadhi is to be one with life.


In the book “Presence – Working from Within: The Psychology of Being”, I talk about being one with the whole: 

The personality, the Inner Being and Wholeness

– The Three Layers of the Human Consciousness  

What are the three layers of the human consciousness? How do the three layers of the human consciousness relate to therapeutic work? The human consciousness consists of three layers: 1. The personality, the psychological “I” 2. The inner being, the authentic self and 3. Wholeness – being one with the Whole.

 The personality is the created sense of “I”. The inner being is our authentic self, our true individuality. The relation between the personality and the inner being is like the relation between the waves on the surface of the ocean and the silent, dark bottom of the ocean. The personality is the surface and the periphery of our total consciousness like the waves of the ocean, and the inner being is the depth of our consciousness like the silence at the bottom of the ocean.

The personality is a separation from life; the personality is a “no”-attitude to life through our separate ideas, psychological attitudes and concepts. Our inner being is a “yes”-attitude to life; our inner being is the door to oneness with Existence.

In our psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity, we first develop the personality. Then we develop the inner being, which is the door to develop wholeness, being one with the Whole.                                                        

The personality, the psychological “I”

What is the personality, the psychological “I”? The word “personality” originally comes from the Latin word “persona”, which means role or mask. The personality is the role that we play or the mask that we wear. The personality is the sense of “I” that we identify ourselves.

The personality can be defined as the created sense of “I”. The personality consist of all our accumulated experiences from the past. The personality consists of ideas, emotions, attitudes and concepts that we have been taught from others. The personality is built through learning and imitation by being born in a certain family, in a certain society, in a certain culture and in a certain time.

 The personality consists of four layers:

1. Thoughts
2. Emotions
3. The psychological head attitude
4. The physical body

 The girder of the personality is the psychological head attitude. The psychological head attitude is the basic decision that we have taken early in life about how we relate to ourselves and to life. It is the of kernel of thoughts, feelings and attitudes, which exists as a basic attitude within us and determines how we relate to ourselves, how we relate to other people and how we relate to life as a whole. If we put this head attitude in a short sentence, it could, for example, be: “I do not trust that I am already OK and that life takes care of me”, “I am not worthy of being loved and accepted as I am”, “I can never get what I really need in life” or “Life is a struggle to survive”. This head attitude is like wearing a pair of colored glasses and unconsciously allowing them to color how we interpret and perceive reality. 

The personality is a separation and a defense against life. The personality is based on the idea that we are a separate person, who is distinctly separated from other people and from life itself. The personality is like a small separate island in a large ocean. 

The personality is a “no”-attitude towards life through our separate ideas, attitudes, judgments, dreams, ambitions and concepts. The personality shows us how we resist life, and how we defend ourselves against the wholeness of life through our separate ideas and expectations. From a psychological development standpoint, it is necessary to first develop a strong personality, a strong ego, before we can begin to develop our inner being.

The inner being, the authentic self

 What is the inner being? The inner being is our essence and authentic self. The inner being is the Existential self; the inner being is our original face. It is to rediscover the self that existed before birth and which will continue to exist after death. The inner being is an inner “yes”-attitude in relation to Existence.

To rediscover our inner being means to discover that which is already perfect within ourselves. It is to discover the source of love deep within ourselves, which is our true nature.

To rediscover the inner being is to find the authentic self beyond the confines of the personality. The inner being is the unidentified witness and watcher of the layers of personality. Thoughts, emotions and the physical body is not aware about themselves, it is the inner being that is aware about the thoughts, the emotions and the sensations of the physical body. The inner being is the inner silent place, where we are not identified with the thoughts and its problems, with the emotions and their passion or with the sensations of the physical body.

 Meditation is the way to develop our inner being. Developing the inner being through meditation can be described like the step-by-step process of emptying a room from furniture until finally the room is completely empty, and only a pure silence and emptiness remains.  

In the inner being, we begin for the first time to experience the original life source beyond the personality; we begin to experience the unity  within ourselves. The inner being is the silent place within ourselves, which is beyond conflict and duality. In the inner being, we can rest in ourselves. We can rest in a presence, a silence, without trying, without fighting, without intention and without ambition. We are not going anywhere, there is nothing to prove, and there is nothing to achieve.

 In this inner presence, there is no sense of “I”, only a presence, a light, a joy, a love and a truth in the moment. The personality gives us the idea that we are somebody special, but in reality we are really nobody at all. And to be nobody at all is paradoxically enough the greatest joy there is. 

To be nobody at all, a presence, a silence, a nothingness, is to be one with ourselves. And to be one with ourselves is to be in joy.  

The inner being is the door to belongingness with Existence. Through opening this inner door, we can allow life to pass unhindered through us without interrupt the flow of life through our own ideas, attitudes, expectations and concepts. The inner being is an inner space, a silence and emptiness, without desire to achieve anything, without wish to be somebody special and without wish to reach anywhere. It is an inner space, where we can allow people, situations and life to be as it is. It is an inner space, where we can allow people to come and go, without clinging when they come and without holding on when they go again.

 The inner being is a deep “yes” to life; the inner being is a deep acceptance of life. It is a deep acceptance of the reality of life as it is. The inner being is a depth within ourselves, which is as deep as Existence itself.

Rediscovering the inner being is to discover the and undefined and boundless within ourselves. Through opening this inner door within ourselves, we come home. We are home wherever we are. Rediscovering the inner being is to discover the limitless and boundless source of creativity within ourselves.

Wholeness – Being One with the Whole

What is wholeness? The word “religion” originally means “to return to the source”. It means to rediscover our inner being, our inner life source. The deepest pain in our heart is to be separated from life. We are separated from the Whole, from Existence. The deepest thirst in our heart is to return to our inner being, to our inner life source, where we are one with life.

“The most beautiful experience that we can reach 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 inner being, we are really already enlightened. We are already an inseparable part of Existence, but we have forgotten our true inner 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.

Enlightenment is to realize the highest development of the human consciousness. It is to climb the Mount Everest of human consciousness.

The philosopher Emanuel Kant was one asked what enlightenment is and his short answer was: “to grow up.”

During the time I was writing this book, I got a glimpse of wholeness on Easter Day April 16, 2006. I was having a coffee by myself in a café when suddenly a silence descended on me, and my separation from life disappeared like darkness from a room when you lit the light. Suddenly my whole perception of reality changed, and in a few second I learnt more than during 20 years in the university.  

I was suddenly one with life, one with the Whole. It filled my heart with an ecstatic joy to be one with people, one with the Whole, without reaching out of myself. I felt accepted and loved by Existence as I am. In this wholeness, there was nowhere to go and nothing to achieve. I was suddenly part of God. I was coming home. It was a joy to be in a silent communion with people on a deeper level beyond words, rather with the usual nonsense that people waste theirs lives on.

The reason that people start wars is because they still believe in their separation from life. But when you experience this wholeness with all living beings, you understand that hurting somebody else just means that you hurt yourself, because we are all one on the spiritual level.

The word “religion” originally means “to return to the source”, and this experience is also a freedom through finding my own unique relationship to the Existential source, to the Whole, without depending on any church, organization, priest, faith or scripture – including the scientific rationalistic and materialistic religion.

What the Japanese Zen-tradition calls “satori” is a short glimpse of what enlightenment means. It is like when the lens of a camera opens for a fragment of a second and allows the light in. It is short glimpse of what is possible; it is a glimpse of the light, of the Whole, which always exists as a possibility in each moment in life.

Each human being is unique; each human being contains a divine spark, a divine light, an aspect of God. We are much more than we think we are.

The mystery and beauty of life is that it is impossible to understand, but we can live it. We can never really understand life, but we can become one with it. we can become one with the dance of life; we can become one with the ultimate mystery of Existence.

I remember an insight that taught me much. 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, which allowed me to grow. I had a relationship with a beautiful woman, who I loved and who love me. I had friends that I trusted, and I had money to do what I wanted. But in spite of all this, I still felt that something was missing in my life. I was still not satisfied. The longing and thirst in my heart and being, still searched for something more. This made me realize that the deepest pain in my heart and being was that I was still separated from life, from the Whole, and that no outer things could ease this pain.

The inner being is the indefinable within ourselves, the ultimate mystery. It is so indefinable that we can experience it, but we ca not explain it. We can become one with it, but we can not understand it. It is the ultimate mystery of life.

We originally come from this existential source, and we also return to this source when we die. Death is the unconscious way to return to this original source, and 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 inherent oneness with Existence.

The whole issue of enlightenment is still too large and overwhelming for me, but I feel that the deepest thirst in my heart and being is to become enlightened, to become one with Existence. I really want to understand deeply the mystery of life. I feel that the precious moments when my heart and being vibrates in oneness and harmony with life shows that I am on the right track. The open secret, the existential joke, is that enlightenment is really to search for that which you already are.

Enlightenment is really as simple as drinking a glass of water. But exactly because it is so simple, it becomes easy to miss. Enlightenment is so close to ourselves 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 the door closed.

In love relationships with another person, we can experience short moments of harmony and wholeness. But these moment are followed by separation, since relationships are a continuous balance between love and freedom, between meeting and parting again, between independence and being together and between separation and wholeness. Enlightenment means to discover this wholeness, this intimate relationship, within ourselves without being dependent on anybody else. 

Enlightenment does not imply to be somebody special, or to be especially spiritual. It is nothing special about being enlightened. To be enlightened does not either mean to be higher than somebody else, just as a large tree is not higher or better than a little bush, or a rose is not better than a tulip. Enlightenment only means that we have discovered our authentic inner being, our inherent harmony with life, while somebody else will experience this on his own when the time is ripe. To be enlightened is to be totally ordinary, so ordinary that we are nobody at all, we are a nothingness. To be enlightened is to be a medium for Existence; to be enlightened is to be a spiritual healer. It is to be a channel for Existence through which the Whole can dance and sing. It is then that we become a flute on the lips of Existence through which the Existential music can flow. We become a song to ourselves; we become a healing Buddha.

Existence tries in every moment to give us exactly what we need with more love, compassion and ingenuity that 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, and to make the experiences that we need to take the next step in our spiritual growth.

We think that we are separate from life, but in reality we are already one with life. We are an inseparable part of life. We belong to life.

If you want to try how independent you really are from Existence, then try to hold your breathe and imagine how long you would survive without oxygen. Life is a continuous development and balance between dependence and independence, between love and freedom, between our male and female qualities and between separation and wholeness.

We need the air, we need the earth, we need the houses, we need the roads and we need the pavements. We are not separate from life; we are a part of the Whole.

Existence totally supports us in our thirst and longing to return to the original source. Existence tries to help us to become enlightened, to realize that we are already one with life.

Spiritual healing means to heal the split between our idea of a separate sense of “I”, and everything that we already are. Spiritual healing means to heal our separation from life.

One evening when I meditated out in nature, my separation from life suddenly ceased. Suddenly I was one with life. It was an insight into the mystical unity of life, which filled my heart with a joy without reason. I was one with the Divine dance, one with the Divine play. It was a deeply healing experience, a feeling of being OK as I am, and that Existence loved me. A feeling of belonging to Existence.

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

Enlightenment is like throwing everything up in the air – all our ideas, dreams and expectations, all our separate goals and ambitions, all our earlier spiritual experiences, all our ideas of who we are – and to see what comes down again.

We all seek enlightenment – independent of whether we are aware about this fact or not. We all seek love, joy, silence, truth, freedom and belongingness with life. Some people seek enlightenment in unconscious ways through work, power, success, relationships, sex or by becoming famous.

Enlightenment is not only a question of individual enlightenment, it is a question of global enlightenment. It is a question of creating a buddhafield, a paradise on earth.

Enlightenment is not only a question of individual enlightenment, it is also a question of collective enlightenment. Collective enlightenment means a global expansion of consciousness. It means to begin to think in terms of “we”, rather than “I”. To think in terms of “I” means to act from the personality, from the psychological “I”. The personality is a separation from life. To think in terms of “I” is to act from a “no”-quality. To think in terms of “we” is to be in contact with the inner being, with the authentic self, with the inner capacity to surrender to life. To think in terms of “we” is to be in contact with the inner “yes”-quality. It is to cooperate with that which is larger than ourselves. Collective enlightenment could also be called spiritual globalization – which is different from the economical 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 compassion for all living beings.

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

The seventh level of consciousness is about learning to know God. It relates to truth, unconditional love, enlightenment, and to the experience of being one with the Whole. It is a freedom and joy beyond words. The experience of the seventh level of consciousness is beyond words, and is hard to describe in words. It is a paradoxical experience of being everything and nothing at the same time. It is to discover that we have never really been separated from life. It is to be in a deep unity and harmony with life. Our small separate individual river has finally reached and joined the ocean of consciousness.

When we begin to open the seventh chakra, the thousand petaled lotus flower is opening. We have learnt the lesson of life. We have grown up. We have become spiritually mature. Our inner tree is bearing fruit. This unity with the Whole does not mean that our unique individuality is extinguished. On the contrary, it means that the richer our life experience is, and the more qualities we have developed, the richer becomes the quality of our enlightenment.

The last steps towards enlightenment must a seeker of truth take himself, without relying on any outer crutch or authority.

I drank a silent cup of coffee in a café and when I left the café, one of these rare and precious moments happened without any outer cause. Suddenly my whole perception of reality changed from separation to wholeness. I experienced an intimate belongingness with all the people that I meet. Jag was one with all the people, and experienced that all people come from the same invisible source. People has their own unique individuality, but they come from the same original source. It is diversity in unity. It was a sublime 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 we are one with the other person, that we are one with the stones, one with the trees, one with the earth and one with the blue sky. It is to realize that the whole of life is God.

Enlightenment is a total “yes” to ourselves. It is a total love and acceptance of ourselves as we are.  

Enlightenment is to live, love and be from the inner being, from the inner life source.  

Enlightenment is to find our authentic inner being, our own unique quality and fragrance.

Enlightenment is the phenomenon of “disappearing” into the Whole, to become so one with the larger flow of Existence that it begins 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 with eternity.

The insight of enlightenment is the same in everyone, but they way to express the experience of enlightenment is totally unique depending on the fragrance, quality and life experience of the person.

Enlightenment is not an end, but a new beginning, which has no end. It only 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 life source.  

Enlightenment is to be in an intimate contact with the ocean of healing like when the drop surrender to the ocean. 

The Perfect Birthday Gift: The Existential Gift

– From death to the deathless, from separation to Wholeness

On May 15, 2009, it was my 50th birthday. This event emphasizes the relation between time and timelessness, between death and the deathless. During the Easter, 2009, I received the perfect unexpected birthday gift in advance, which was a gift from Existence.

I was 15 years old when I for the first time got the ice cold insight that I was never going to die. It was an insight that there was something in me that belonged to the deathless and the eternal. When I was 15 years old, this insight totally shattered my whole perception of myself and of life. It also created a thirst and longing in my heart and being to understand the mystery of life.

On Easter evening, 2009, I unexpectedly received the same penetrating insight that I am never going to die. It was the silent insight that my inner being belongs to the deathless and the eternal, which erased all my fears of death. This insight also taught me that death is not just an end, but a new beginning. Instead of death being a source of fear, death becomes a loving new beginning. The insight that my body belongs to time, and my inner being belongs to the timeless and the eternal, created a transformation of my whole being.

Later the same day this insight also expanded into a silent explosion of my whole consciousness. Suddenly I got the insight that I am one with life. one with the Whole. Suddenly I found that which I have searching for a long time, for many lives. It was like coming home.

Later the same day I took a walk and drank a cup of coffee in a small café. When I drank my coffee, I got the feeling that my physical body was too limited to contain my expanded and limitless sense of “I”. My expanded sense of “I” was much larger than my limited and confined physical body.  

I could taste the limitless and boundless waves of the ocean of consciousness in my own heart and being. This created an almost overwhelming joy and ecstasy in my heart, together with a feeling of being loved by the whole. I felt like screaming with joy and gratitude. 

– Swami Dhyan Giten


QuoteMaster shares a Collection of Quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten

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QuoteMaster shares a Collection of Quotes
by Swami Dhyan Giten

Quotes by Swami Dhyan Giten

The reason that people start wars is because they still believe in their separation from life. But when you experience the wholeness with all living beings, you understand that hurting somebody else is just hurting yourself as we are all one on the spiritual level.

The mother is the child’s first relationship, his whole world, his existence. If there is love in the relationship between the child and the mother, the child learns to trust himself, to trust others and to trust life. If there is no love in the relationship between the mother and the child, the child learns to distrust himself, to distrust others and to distrust life.

Give the child a taste of meditation by creating a climate and atmosphere of love, acceptance and silence.

The most precious gift that you can give to the child is unconditional love and acceptance, which allows the child to discover his own inner being, his authentic self, his freedom to be himself.

When we are, love is not.When we are not, love is.

The inner emptiness is the door to God.

When you come to the ultimate experience in meditation, when you come to your deepest core, you are no one. You are a vast emptiness.You can become afraid in meditation, because the deeper you go in meditation, the more you realize that you are nobody, a nothingness. It is a death of the ego. That is why people become afraid of meditation.

The deepest realization of meditation is that your being is a non-being. It is a nothing, a vast emptiness without boundaries. It is a no-self. The feeling of self, of I is false.

The inner woman is the source of healing. The inner woman is the source of silence. The inner woman is the source of love. The inner woman is the source of belongingness with life. Embracing the inner man and woman is to discover our inner roots and wings.

The heart is the door to our inner woman. The heart is the door to our inner world. The power chakra relates to the inner man. The power chakra relates to the outer world. Irrespective of if we are a man or a woman, the inner woman is the center of our consciousness.

When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.

The human heart is a healer, which heals both others and ourselves.

The human heart operates from two premises: I Am Responsible and Only Love Works.

In the depth of our heart, we already know that we are perfect as we are. In the depth of our inner being, we already know that life is perfect as it is.

A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world.

Love makes you feel at home in existence.

Love never ends.

To be able to die consciously, we need to prepare for death while we are still living.

Only if we live consciously, we can die consciously.

Only a meditator is able to die consciously as life is an opportunity to prepare for death. Meditation is a death, a death of the ego.

Despite 2000 years of evolution in modern times, we have still not managed to develop the intelligence to create a society that knows what love is. Our society is still not a civilization, it is still primitive and barbaric.

Deep within ourselves, we find the inner being, the inner source of love, which is our true nature. Love is the only reality, because only love works.

Acceptance is to love and embrace everything that we find within ourselves like a mother embraces her child.

The hardest time in this world is for the sensitive and intelligent people.

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha: Paramitas – The Ten Provisions for the Inner Journey

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha:

Paramitas – The Ten Provisions on the Inner Journey

From satsang with Giten on Buddha, February 4, 2016, in Stockholm

What are Paramitas? You will have to bring provisions for the inner journey, you have to carry provisions for the journey.


Buddha has called these provisions Paramitas.


The ten Paramitas are qualities, which will help you on the inner journey.


Paramita means that which can lead you beyond.


They have to be understood very deeply.




1. DANA: Generosity, sharing


The first Paramita is generosity, sharing.


Buddha says: Dana, generosity, sharing, has to be learned.


Learn to share as much as possible.


Share whatsoever you have to share.


Ordinarily the mind is a miser, the mind is not generous.


Miserliness is a close mind.


Miserliness is a separation from other people and from the world. It is a separation from life.


Generosity is to be open to the world. It is to be open to life.


Buddha says: The first Paramita of generosity, sharing, will help to lead you beyond.


Whether you share your love, your joy, your creativity, your experience, your meditation, your money, your house, your clothes or your body is not important. The important thing is the sharing.




The ordinary mind is hoarding. The mind have much involvement with your love, your body, your money and your house.


The mind clings to this shore of existence. All the hoarding of the mind belongs to this shore.


You cannot take anything with you from this shore, but you can learn to share. You can carry a generous and sharing mind. You cannot carry your money, but you can carry your love, your generosity and your compassion.




Buddha says: If you have love and compassion in your heart, existence will reflect you. Existence always reflects you. If you share, existence will share with you.


If you are miserly and hoarding, it means you are against existence, which is always sharing and celebrating.


The miserly and hoarding mind is afraid, it does not trust. It does not trust existence.


It trust things, it does not trust the whole, the infinite.


Buddha says: If you trust, then existence responds in the same way.


Existence is a mirror.


Buddha says: Be non-possessive; posses neither this shore nor the other shore of existence.


Be always sharing.




Buddha says: Shower your meditation. If you attain to meditative states, share it immediately.


A real meditative quality wants to be shared.


 If your meditation does not become compassion, then your meditation is not going right.


Buddha says: before death takes things away from you, share them.


People just want to have, but they do not want to give.


Buddha says: Learn give-think. Learn the ways of sharing and you will flower.


Then generosity will become your quality. It will become a quality of compassion on your path to truth, to enlightenment. 


– Swami Dhyan Giten



Satsang with Giten on Buddha: The Way of the Buddha – The Eightfold Way

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha: 

The Way of the Buddha

 – The Eightfold Way

From satsang with Giten, January 14, 2016, in Stockholm


1. Right View 




Buddha’s Way is called “The eightfold way”.

The Eightfold way consists of eight steps. It is divided in eight parts.

The way is not really divided.

The way is one.

Buddha’s eightfold way is divided so that you can understand easily.


1. Right View  

All the eight steps are concerned with rightness – right view, right intention, right speech, right morality, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right samadhi.

Buddha’s word “right” is not against the wrong.

Right means that you are in tune with the whole.

When the individual is in tune with the universal, right exists.

When the individual fall out of tune with the universal wrongs arises.

Buddha says: Right is that which is not your intention.

If you go away from it you are wrong, if you come close to it you are right.

When you come home, you are perfectly right.

On Buddha’s eightfold way seven steps lead to samadhi.

Samadhi means that everything has fallen in tune with existence.

“Right” in the Buddhist meaning means: balanced, grounded, centered, harmonious.

The wrong is a human intention, the right is divine.

“Right” means balanced, centered – you are at home in existence.

Buddha says: if you are, you are wrong, because whenever you are, you are separate from existence.

When you are not, you are right.

When you are, you are wrong.

The ego, the separate “I”, creates the separation from existence.

When you are not, you are part of existence. 

These eight steps are indicators to create the courage to take the jump to simply disappear into silence, to become nobody.

When the self disappears, the Universal self arises.

The first step of Buddha’s eightfold way is right view.

Buddha says: look at things without any opinion, otherwise you never look at reality.

Look at things without any judgement, prejudice, belief or scripture.

Just look at things as the are.

Buddha says: Go to reality without any belief.

Belief is the barrier to reality.

Right view is: having no belief, no prejudice, no opinion.

Right view is the way towards truth.

If you have any opinion, you will impose your opinion on the truth.

Right view means no conceptualization.

Right view means that you need to develop the inner eyes to see truth.

Right view means a mind without views.

You are simply open.

Your window is simply open without any hindrances.

Buddha says that right view is how to treat your blindness, how to get out of your blindness.

If you live with views, you cannot see the truth.

Your view always comes as a barrier to truth.

It does not allow you to see things as they are.

And God is that which is.

To know the real you do not need any views.

That is the real renunciation that Buddha teaches: to drop all views, and right view will arise.

Reality has no obligation to fit with you.

A man of understanding will change himself rather than demanding that reality will fit with him.

A man of understanding will find that there is no conflict between him and reality.

That is right view.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Giten on Jesus

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Giten on Jesus

from Satsang, May 7, 2015

“When I speak about Jesus Christ, I do not speak about Christianity.

Christianity has basically nothing to do with Jesus. The spirit of Christ can not be organized. Then it will not liberate you.

Christ is the very essence of religion. Christ is the culmination of all human aspirations. In Christ all the aspirations of humanity are fulfilled.

Christ celebrates life, he loves life, he is a song and a dance. He is also transcendental. When you come closer to him, you will find that his inner being is transcendence. You will meet the unknown, where the world disappears and God appears.

You can trust him, because he is like you. He is part of your suffering, pain and sorrow, but he is also transcendental.  That is why Jesus became a mile stone in the history of human consciousness.

Jesus lived and loved with truth and grace. Jesus being was truth and grace. Whenever truth is there, grace is there. And whenever grace is there, truth is there.

To come closer to Jesus, you have to find your own inner being, the kingdom of God. That is the whole message of Jesus.

Then you will find that God is eternal. God is the whole existence. His creativity is eternal.

God is creativity. God is not a person. God is existence, being. God is the energy that underlies all life, which is in the stones, in birds, in animals, in human beings and in the stars.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten






Giten Quotes – Life, Love and Truth: International book site Goodreads shares a collection of quotes from spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten

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The International book site Goodreads with 30 million users shares a collection of 140 Giten quotes.
Spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten has spoken on a variety of topics of concern to modern man, for example meditation, awareness, love, joy, healing, relationships, creativity, mysticism, truth, silence, emptiness and enlightenment.
“Every loving word and action create a far reaching ripple effect – like the waves of the ocean.”
―  Swami Dhyan Giten
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Mystery School: The Sacred Yes – 6-Month Transformation Programme with Swami Dhyan Giten, February – July 2015, in Stockholm

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Mystery School

Love – Awareness – Truth



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.

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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.


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.


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: