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j. krishnamurti | the nature of the mind

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Let there be peace and love among all beings of the universe. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

H. W. L.  POONJA                            1 DVD
CALL OFF THE SEARCH
Freedom Here and Now

"We already are That for which we are seeking."


Poonjaji, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi, realised the Self in the presence of his master in the 1940's. Since his realisation, he has been communicating his experience to those who come to see him. This film is about freedom and enlightenment. Not freedom at some future date but, NOW. Harilal Poonja, also known as Papaji, is not going to tell you how to get it, he is going to tell you who and what you really are. And if you listen to him with a silent mind, you will discover: You are freedom itself.
This DVD captures beautifully Poonjaji as he discusses the nature of enlightenment and the impediments which seem to obscure it.

"Perfect awakening is possible here and now for very human being, regardless of background, practice or personal circumstances. You are already free! Anything gained afresh will be lost. What is Eternal is always within you as the Self, the unchanging substratum on which your hopes and desires are reflected. Thus the ever pure consciousness is concealed. In this twinkle of any eye the Self will reveal itself to itself once you have decided to abandon the hope and desire, the age old disease of the mind. Keep quiet. Don't stir a single thought and don't make any effort. In an instant you will discover that you have been always free."

audio | english
1 DVD | 100 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1993




H. W. L.  POONJA                           1 DVD
WHO IS THE WITNESS?

"Who is the witness of all this activity? Who was the witness before the creation of the universe, before the beginning of the creator itself? Who is now the witness of what is going on? And who will be the witness after the dissolution? What is this witness?"

H.W.L. Poonja begins the satsang with an explanation about the witness, which in India is called Brahman. It is That which resides beyond time and cannot be described. It is existence itself, the one and only Reality which witnesses itself. Afterwards, Poonjaji shares a letter with everyone; then he talks about understanding and stresses that to understand is to think. The mind is that which doubts being That, and once it is quietened and silenced, what we actually are becomes evident. A dialogue follows about Buddha and the state of buddhahood, which closes the teaching on Knowledge.
The talks with Papaji were daily. Through his presence, his words, and his powerful transmission, numerous people have been able to become aware of the impersonal Reality which underlies the world and all experiences. This satsang was recorded on September 4th, 1992 in the hall, the Satsang Bhavan, where the daily talks with Poonja were being held in the 90's.

subtitles | english | french | italian | german | norwegian
audio | english
1 DVD | 60 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1992




H. W. L.  POONJA                           1 DVD
BEHOLD THE INNER FLAME

"How can you reject your own Self? It's not possible. First of all, you have to aspire to know It. It is always shining within your own Heart and is not located at any distant place. This is the flame which has attracted the minds of only a few people."

Poonjaji, who was a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi, starts this satsang by explaining the three methods which enable the contemplation of this inner flame and what it represents. He also talks about the price to pay to liberate oneself completely: "The master is a beggar, he only begs; he begs for your ego, nothing else. Very few people will give this alms to this beggar." In another exchange, and with a certain humour, he guides a visitor through her attachments towards the experience of peace. The dialogue ends with a deep and touching exchange about fear and about how to get rid it.
The talks with Papaji were daily. Through his presence, his words, and his powerful transmission, numerous people have been able to become aware of the impersonal Reality which underlies the world and all experiences. This satsang was recorded on November 26th, 1992 in the hall, the Satsang Bhavan, where the daily talks with Poonja were being held in the 90's.

subtitles | english | french | italian | hebrew | german | dutch | korean | norwegian
audio | english
1 DVD | 59 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1992




H. W. L.  POONJA                           1 DVD
FREEDOM FROM THE MIND

"You are already free. Then you say , "Yes, but..." Where does this "but" come from? "But" has come because you still want to understand something, and this cannot be understood... So, be free of all concepts. Then, accept that "I am free", "I am bliss". You have to do it in this very moment, don't postpone."

In the first extract, Poonjaji explains renunciation, which has to do with the mind and ego. The questions asked by the visitors bring about a deepening of the topic. The effects of the satsang are highlighted by a visitor who complains that he loses its benefits when he leaves Lucknow. So, Poonjaji stresses that old habits can resurface but that tranquillity and silence are most important. They are what makes one strong in the face of life's difficulties. In the last extract, Papaji insists on the importance of not trying to understand. The compilations ends with a song in english about the work of love.
Dialogues with Papaji, a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi, were daily. Through his presence, his words, and his powerful transmission, numerous people have been able to become aware of the impersonal Reality which underlies the world and all experiences. These six extracts were recorded in the hall where the dialogues took place, the Satsang Bhavan. They are a selection of exchanges on the Truth which Poonja held in the 90's.

subtitles | english | french | italian
audio | english
1 DVD | 64 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 2008




H. W. L.  POONJA                           1 DVD
DEATH AND ETERNITY

"How can we have liberation? We have to see, we have to find That which is changeless and immaculate within ourselves. Our natural state of being is love, knowledge, bliss and existence."

Fear of death and how to get rid of it, since all human beings are afraid of it, is the main topic of this compilation of questions and answers. Poonja explains that any concept, including those of birth and death, is an obstruction to awakening. He thus encourages the seeker to aspire to the Eternal which dwells in the cave of his Heart. The rest of the DVD deals in depth with the mind, attachment and identification. In the void of a quiet mind, there is neither mental activity nor ego. Poonjaji also talks about silence, because at the background of the unceasing chattering of the mind, we are always silent. He also explains what happens when the master dies. The compilation ends with a devotional song in praise of the Lord Krishna, under the names of Govindas and Gopala.
Dialogues with Papaji, a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi, were daily. Through his presence, his words, and his powerful transmission, numerous people have been able to become aware of the impersonal Reality which underlies the world and all experiences. These extracts were recorded in the hall where the dialogues took place,

subtitles | english | french | german | norwegian | korean
audio | english
1 DVD | 54 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 2008




H. W. L.  POONJA                           1 DVD
IT'S SO SIMPLE!

"When you think, the mind is playing and you are not free. Don't stir up, don't give rise to any thought. Also, do not make any effort to stop the thought. And then you are there, you see. So simple!"

Poonja explains the meaning of "keeping quiet". He also talks about love and surrender which happens the way a river abandons itself into the ocean and loses all identification. The true Guru never gives orders. The look of the sage is enough to make one see the Truth. The veil between you and God is only doubt. Remove this doubt and what do you see? This DVD ends with a song which praises the meeting between Poonjaji and his master, Ramana Maharshi, at the foot of Arunachala.
Dialogues with Papaji, a direct disciple of Ramana Maharshi, were daily. Through his presence, his words, and his powerful transmission, numerous people have been able to become aware of the impersonal Reality which underlies the world and all experiences. These eight extracts were recorded in the hall where the dialogues took place, the Satsang Bhavan. They are a selection of exchanges on the Truth which Poonja held in the 90's.

subtitles | english | french | hungarian
audio | english
1 DVD | 60 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 2008




H. W. L.  POONJA                            1 DVD
MAYA

"To cross this ocean of suffering called samsara, you must have a raft. Satsang is this raft. Once you are on this raft, you need do nothing and nothing can bother you. The secret of satsang is revealed in this split-second. All desires are fulfilled – not abandoned – but fulfilled. Nothing more is desired. You have it all."

According to Papaji, maya is "all that is and all that is not... the complete illusion in imagination." And with total, absolute, 100% watchfulness it is possible to see maya for what it truly is. With this awareness, with this attention to the experiencer without reliance on any practice, any method, or to any past or future achievements, you will discover in this split-second, who you really are. The secret of true happiness is revealed in this knowledge.
This DVD is a compilation derived from Papaji's public satsangs given on November 24, 1992 and August 20, 1993 in Lucknow, India.

subtitles | english | french | spanish | hebrew
audio | english
1 DVD | 58 minutes | colour | 16,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1992




ARUNACHALA  GIRIPRADAKSHINA                    1 DVD
A complete circumambulation of one of India's most sacred mountains
to the melodic singing of Sri Ramana Maharshi's Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala.


The mountain Arunachala is situated 125 miles south-west of Madras in the State of Tamil Nadu in India. It is famous throughout India as perhaps the most sacred place in the world, and now in the West as the home of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi known as 'The Sage of Arunachala'.
Arunachala Giripradakshina was created for devotees who enjoy going around Arunachala and the Monday evening Tamil recitation [parayana] at Sri Ramanasramam. It contains footage of Arunachala, filmed between 2000 and 2005, taken from 72 different locations around the Giripradakshina outer path, the inner path, the eight most important shrines [Ashtalingams] and the Deepam beacon being lit at the summit of Arunachala.
To perform Giripradakshina [going around the mountain in a clockwise direction] with mind fixed on Arunachala, is said to be the most spiritually beneficial act that anyone can perform in their lifetime. The captivating power of Arunachala, even to complete strangers who know nothing about it, is legendary. Just to be there brings silence to the rampant mind; to meditate on it brings liberation. This DVD is dedicated to those who seek true freedom.

audio | chanting only [Karnatic style] | Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala composed by Sri Ramana Maharshi
1 DVD | 47 minutes | colour | 14,00 € | 120 g | pal | all regions | 2007




RAMANA  MAHARSHI                           1 DVD
THE SAGE OF ARUNACHALA | A DOCUMENTARY

Sri Ramana Maharshi lived his life, emanated his power and enunciated his teachings to demonstrate to mankind that life has a meaning and purpose, that there is an indestructible reality, an incomparable beauty, a life of perfect peace and joy within the hearts of all beings.
Though thousands from around the world were attracted to his ashram in South India during his lifetime, greater numbers flock there today. Discover the Divine attraction of his personality in this chronology of photographs, rare film footage, interviews, narration and music, which is the culmination of a two-year effort of film restoration, research and travel.
This DVD retraces Ramana Maharshi's life – it presents his birth place, the school which he attended and the house in which his life was transformed in a few short, intense moments. It contains images of his voyage to the sacred Arunachala Hill at the age of 16, and his life afterwards in Tiruvannamalai.

audio | english
1 DVD | 73 minutes | colour and black & white | 19,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1992




RAMANA  MAHARSHI                           1 DVD
THE ETERNAL LIGHT

Sri Ramana Maharshi is unquestionably one of the greatest saints of contemporary India. Although he left his physical form almost 60 years ago, he is one of those beings who never really dies. His message and his presence continue to inspire more and more people in all four corners of the world. Many books which recollect his words contribute to his radiance, as well as his ashram, built at the foot of a sacred site of India, the Arunachala mountain.
Produced and directed by the ashram of Ramana Maharashi, The Eternal Light retraces the life of the great sage, from his birth in 1987 to his death in 1950. It is so intimate a view into the course of Sri Ramana's life through its wonderful photography, narration, and background music, and also into the devoted lives of those who loved him. What a blessing it is for so many to now have the opportunity to see all of this live footage of the Maharshi, of where he lived, and of those blessed ones who lived with him.
This documentary presents numerous photographs as well as films, all restored, some of which are the oldest archival documents of the beginnings of the ashram. By viewing this DVD, you can appreciate the extraordinary destiny of this uncommon man who yet lived a very simple and ordinary existence because, having understood the illusory nature of things, he lived in detachment and joy that comes with it.

audio | english
1 DVD | 57 minutes | colour and black & white | 19,00 € | 120 g | pal | all regions | 2003




RUMI                                          1 DVD
POET OF THE HEART

I am so small I can barely be seen.
How can this great love be inside me?
Look at your eyes. They are small,
but they see enormous things.

                                      

Jelaluddin Rumi was born in 1207 and by the age of thirty-seven he had become a famous scholar and popular teacher. His life changed forever when he met the powerful wandering dervish, Shams of Tabriz. Rumi said, "What I had thought of before as God, I met today in a human being." An extraordinary friendship between the two men unfolded, and when Shams mysteriously disappeared, Rumi experienced a transformation from scholar to mystical poet. Seven hundred years later, Rumi is the best-selling poet in America.
This beautiful DVD tells Rumi's story and includes much of his poetry. It also presents Coleman Barks, the preeminent contemporary translator of Rumi's poetry, in live performances and intimate conversation. Joining him to celebrate the joyous spiritual passion of Rumi's poetry are Robert Bly, Deepak Chopra, Michael Meade, Huston Smith and others. Musical performances by oud virtuoso Hamza El Din and singer Jai Uttal add to this inspiring and compelling film.

audio | english
1 DVD | 58 minutes | colour | 15,00 € | 120 g | ntsc | all regions | 1998




THE  MESSAGE  OF  THE  TIBETANS         2 FILMS ON 1 DVD
BUDDHISM
TANTRISM
A film by Arnaud Desjardins

Arnaud Desjardins met His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the first time in 1963 and gained his support to shoot these two films. All the most revered masters agreed to participate in the making of the films: the Dalai Lama in person, Kyabdje Trijang Rinpoche, Kyabdje Ling Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, the XVIth Gyalwa Karmapa , Dugpa Tupse Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche, The Yogis Abo Rinpoche and Lopon Sonam Zangpo, the Sakya Lama Trizin, Tai Situ Rinpoche and Shamar Rinpoche still adolescent, and many others eminent masters.

"I am delighted to have been able to watch the English version of The Message of the Tibetans, which consists of a film shot by Arnaud Desjardins in 1964 and 1965. It provides us with a living document of some of the great masters then living and also of children who as adults today have the responsibility of carrying on the Tibetan tradition. I myself was only thirty at the time and like most of my compatriots had little experience of the outside world. However, we were all determined to work hard to preserve our unique culture, particularly our rich Buddhist heritage. Today, when we look back, we can note with satisfaction the achievements we have made in educating our young people and preserving our cultural traditions and values at at time when they are under threat of extinction in our homeland. Tibetan culture, as this film shows, places great importance to compassion and nonviolence. It is because of these essential humane values that I feel that we have a contribution to make to peace in the world. So, the Tibetans' message is that it is not the possession of wealth and weapons, but whether you have patience, compassion and concern for others – that is the source of peace and happiness."
                        His Holiness the Dalai Lama

subtitles | spanish
audio | english | french
1 DVD | 104 minutes | colour | 27,00 € | 120 g | pal | all regions | 1966



J.  KRISHNAMURTI                                         2 PARTS ON 1 DVD
THE NATURE OF THE MIND | DVD 1

In April 1982, four discussions took place in Ojai, California between the religious philosopher J. Krishnamurti, the physicist David Bohm, the biologist Rupert Sheldrake and the psychiatrist John Hidley. The purpose of these discussions is to explore essential questions about the mind: What is psychological disorder and what is required for fundamental psychological change? Is it possible to understand the mind, the nature of consciousness, its relationship with human suffering and the potential for change?

PART 1 | THE ROOTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER
PART 2
| PSYCHOLOGICAL SUFFERING


In these first two parts consideration has been given to the process of self-identification. A range of subjects have been related to this process including the problem of suffering, the role of thinking and memory, images and the uniqueness or commonality of consciousness. Can these processes be observed and what is the relationship of observation to order, responsibility and change? They discuss whether it is possible to live in this world without conflict and whether the need for psychological security is the root of all one's problems? They explore what is meant by security and try to discover why we get hurt. They discuss how we have an image of ourselves and take it to be 'me', take it to be real. From that, arises the fundamental question: whether it is possible not to have images at all? So, what am I, what are you and what is each one of us? They ask why do we want to 'become' and whether it is not just an escape from what is? They conclude by stating that as long as there is this divisive process of life, there must be conflict. In division there is isolation, in isolation there is no security and therefore there is no order.

audio | english
1 DVD | 120 minutes | 2 parts | colour | 12,00 € | 140 g | ntsc | all regions | 1982




J.  KRISHNAMURTI                                        2 PARTS ON 1 DVD
THE NATURE OF THE MIND | DVD 2

PART 3 | THE NEED FOR SECURITY
PART 4
| WHAT IS A HEALTHY MIND?


In these last two parts, they begin the discussion by seeing whether there is there such a thing as absolute psychological security and try to discover what it is that makes people ask for security? They discuss loneliness, the desire to be free from fear, anxiety and agony. They ask that If one really loves, is there a need for security? It is proposed that maybe unconsciously we know that the self is really totally unstable in its nature and therefore there is this anxiety for security and as a result we seek something absolute which gives complete contentment? Krishnamurti remarks that when there is perception of that which is true, that very truth is sufficient. They then look into the nature of thought, at the difference between attention and inattention and inquire into analysis and observation. They ask the questions: what does 'being' mean? Is it the opposite to 'becoming'? Does 'being' imply 'non-movement', which is without thought and time?
They end their dialogue exploring what is meant by a whole, sane and healthy mind and inquire whether it is a mind that is totally, dispassionately unattached, without any conflict.

audio | english
1 DVD | 120 minutes | 2 parts | colour | 12,00 € | 140 g | ntsc | all regions | 1982

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