Satsang with Giten: The Call of the Wild – Sermons from a madman

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THE CALL OF THE WILD:

SERMONS FROM A MADMAN

“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, and 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.

– Prem Mukta, Stockholm

Giten lectures about a variety of topics of concern for the modern man during Satsang weekend, December 11-13, 2015, in Stockholm for example love, joy, relationships, acceptance, understanding, intuition, healing, trust, creativity, friendship, spiritual growth, evolution, society, life, meditation, silence, spirituality, mysticism, truth, wisdom, death, unity with life, God and enlightenment. He also talks about a number of spiritual teachers and traditions such as Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra, the chakra system, Tao, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Patanjali and Jesus Christ. 

The Art of Living: The Three Stages of Enlightenment

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The Art of Living: 

The Three Stages of Enlightenment

 From Satsang with Giten, June 25, 2015 

“These are the three stages of enlightenment, the three glimpses of satori.

1. The first stage enlightenment:
A Glimpse of the Whole

The first stage of enlightenment is short glimpse from faraway of the whole. It is a short glimpse of being.


The first stage of enlightenment is when, for the first time, for a single moment the mind is not functioning. The ordinary ego is still present at the first stage of enlightenment, but you experience for a short while that there is something beyond the ego.


There is a gap, a silence and emptiness, where there is not thought between you and existence.


You and existence meet and merge for a moment.


And for the first time the seed, the thirst and longing, for enlightenment, the meeting between you and existence, will grow in your heart. 

2. The second stage of enlightenment:
Silence, Relaxation, Togetherness, Inner Being

The second stage of enlightenment is a new order, a harmony, from within, which comes from the inner being. It is the quality of freedom.
The inner chaos has disappeared and a new silence, relaxation and togetherness has arisen.


Your own wisdom from within has arisen.
A subtle ego is still present in the second stage of enlightenment.


The Hindus has three names for the ego:
1. Ahamkar, which is the ordinary ego.
2. Asmita, which is the quality of Am-ness, of no ego. It is a very silent ego, not aggreessive, but it is still a subtle ego.
3. Atma, the third word is Atma, when the Am-ness is also lost. This is what Buddha callas no-self, pure being.


In the second stage of enlightenment you become capable of being in the inner being, in the gap, in the meditative quality within, in the silence and emptiness.


For hours, for days, you can remain in the gap, in utter aloneness, in God.
Still you need effort to remain in the gap, and if you drop the effort, the gap will disappear.


Love, meditation and prayer becomes the way to increase the effort in the search for God.


Then the second stage becomes a more conscious effort. Now you know the way, you now the direction. 

3. The third stage of enlightenment:
Ocean, Wholeness, No-self, Pure being

At the third stage of enlightenment, at the third step of Satori, our individual river flowing silently, suddenly reaches to the Ocean and becomes one with the Ocean.


At the third Satori, the ego is lost, and there is Atma, pure being. You are, but without any boundaries. The river has become the Ocean, the Whole.
It has become a vast emptiness, just like the pure sky.


The third stage of enlightenment happens when you have become capable of finding the inner being, the meditative quality within, the gap, the inner silence and emptiness, so that it becomes a natural quality.
You can find the gap whenever you want.


This is what tantra callas Mahamudra, the great orgasm, what Buddha calls Nirvana, what Lao Tzu calls Tao and what Jesus calls the kingdom of God.


You have found the door to God.


You have come home.”

    

– Swami Dhyan Giten

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

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 Way of Love, Happiness, and Wholeness

Satsang with Giten on Thursdays during November, December 2014

and January 2015 in Stockholm

Satsang with Giten is an opportunity for a direct insight and realization of being.

Satsang is teaching by silence, and during this Satsang series during the winter 2014 in Stockholm, Giten will talk about Tao, the ancient Chinese path to love, happiness and wholeness. Tao is simple spontaneity, living life according to nature, which emphasises teaching by silence.

Only through silence, the truth can revealed. Only in silence, the truth can be transferred. During these Satsang evenings, Giten will talk about the Chinese Taoist mystics to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight.

Tao emphasizes hollowness and wholeness. To be empty inside, to be hollow, is the meaning of meditation.

If you can be nourished even by emptiness, you are in touch with the eternal.

During this Satsang series we will explore Taoistic concepts both intellectually and existentially like the difference between the personality, the psychological “I”, and the inner being, the authentic self, the inner meditative quality, the inner silence and emptiness.

We will also explore the difference between being somebody and being a hollow bamboo, a nobody, and the difference between swimming against the current of the river of life, and simply floating with the river of life, just accepting life as it is – the essence of Tao.

These Satsang evenings begin with a lecture by Giten on Tao, and will end in silent Satsang.

Previous experience of meditation is recommended.

TAO

1-Day-Satsang-intensive with Giten

Saturday, December 6,

10.00 AM – 18.00 PM

“Satsang with Giten was totally wonderful!”

– Toshen, Stockholm

“It is so rare with this kind of silence.”

Prem Kalyani, musician and accomplished violin player, participant in Satsang with Giten

“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.”

– Prem Mukta, 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.”

– Deva Emanuel , musician and student of Giten since 6 years

“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 moments, life has become complete.”

– Prem Mukta, 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. 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.

– Prem Mukta, Stockholm

“Even if I am not physically present on Satsang, I am always present in my heart every Thursday. I love these Thursdays.

– Prem Mukta, Stockholm

Practical information

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