By birth, I am supposed to be a Christian orthodox but I really do not feel like the one. I don't follow any religion, but, I am not in the category of "spiritual but not religious" people either.

I do believe in God, something behind of "I am" sense. When there is no "I" or "me" there is only pure awareness and God is That and also I am That.

What I believe, how I try to behave and what I follow can be the best described by the words of great master Ranjit Maharaj. His words are so eloquently simple and direct...

Maharaj, Who am I?

- All is illusion, the 'I' is illusion, so whatever the 'I' does is also illusion. Take out the thorn of the ego. Remove the name and the shape and nothing remains. In final Reality there is no 'you', no 'I', no mind and no thought. That is your natural state.

What is awakening?

- Awakening is nothing but a complete, thorough understanding. A clear cut understanding is awakening. Reality is not to be achieved, it is already here. After this thorough understanding, nothing is required.

What we need to understand?

- Understand that everything is illusion. Reality is beyond knowledge. Forget everything and immediately you are the Self, in this very moment. There is nothing to reject and nothing to gain because everything is nothing. You are Self without self. Understand that 'myself' is illusion. People don't understand that illusion is nothing. Understand the mind and then it doesn't remain. Not remaining as 'I' is the highest understanding.

Who reaches Reality?

- The one who doesn't care about God, who doesn't care for the illusion and doesn't care for anybody. Caring for others has nothing to do with you. One who dives to the depth of the ocean finds the pearl. Go to the depth of yourself and you will find Him.


- Because you don't exist. When you don't exist, then why care for others? Others don't exist. It is your love for the illusion that keeps you away from your own Self. When you see the illusion as an illusion you will stop being fooled by it. This is the true 'understanding'. You are already the Reality. Why waste time running after the unreal?

And the last message?

- If you want to realize your Self, you must devote your entire life to It. Otherwise, what is the use of life? Be fearless. Roar like a tiger. Don't be like a mouse, always running away. The one who doesn't want to know anything is the Reality. Illusory 'I' has no real existence, the world has no existence. Take it for granted.