K n o w l e d g e f o r l i f e
The Teaching Yoga Forgot
Questioning our true nature wanting to know the nature of existence, comes down to knowing one thing:‘WHO AM I?’. Self-Knowledge has always given the complete answer. Revived by Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, the teaching of आत्मा ज्ञानम् ATMA GNANAM is the direct path to Self transformation through realisation. Breaking the time barrier, आत्मा ज्ञानम् ATMA GNANAM answering all our questions brings us back to our true nature lying dormant. Shining eternally as ‘I’, ATMAN, the Self never changes. Ever available, we don’t have to go anywhere to be ourselves.
Because its timeless teaching has always been hallowed, hidden in orthodoxy and secrecy, prior to India’s modern revivalists breaking with tradition and translating Self-Knowledge and its methodology into English, Atma Gnanam was never available to the common man.
As the seer of time, Self outshines and outlives everything. That the teaching of Self-Knowledge still survives every generation is testimony to its profound nature and the tenacity of the human spirit.
The key to Self-Knowledge is its methodology. Unlocking the truth, the one knowing the methodology, who has gained the understanding can unlock the timeless secret of the Self for others.
Sastra is defined as “anadhigata abadhita jnana janakam sastram”.
Successfully uplifting and resolving the problem of human suffering throughout the ages, known as anadhigata – knowledge which cannot be gained from any other source and abhadita – knowledge which once gained is never subject to cancellation, (because it is the Truth) Self-Knowledge has traditionally only ever been taught in Sanskrit to single males. Even today, finding a Self-Knowledge teacher educated fluent in its methodology is rare.
Taught by Bhagavan Krsna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Ghita, the teaching of आत्मा ज्ञानम् ATMA GNANAM is nothing less than the flowering of the divine.
– “The highest aim of religion is Atma-Jnanam, Self-knowledge.” The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar.(Guru of Paramahamsa Yogananda author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
Knowledge for the i generation
For the wave to even appear separate from ocean, the whole ocean has to exist. For us to appear separate from the Creation, the whole Creation has to come into existence first!
Already married to ocean, as a wave in the ocean I don’t have to learn how to be ocean. I only need to be shown my ignorance.
How to deal with the appearance and get rid of notions of separateness is what Self-Knowledge is here to teach us.
For Self-Knowledge no practice or exercise is needed.
Just like the wave, already perfect, whole and complete in itself needs nothing to complete itself and become part of ocean, so nothing is needed to make you more your best whole and complete Self than you are already.