Ramesh S. Balsekar

Biography

Ramesh Balsekar, a teacher of pure Advaita, or non-duality, is an unearthly blend of the utterly human and utterly divine manifesting as a brilliant spiritual Master. His crystal-clear and profound teachings are backed by his complete understanding that “Nobody does anything” coupled with his life experience as a top executive of a major Indian bank, as a huband, father and grandfather – all lived knowing that it is all happening as God’s Will.

For much of his full life Ramesh, whose Guru was Nisargadatta Maharaj, has been devoted to Ramana Maharshi, in whose spirit Ramesh welcomes seekers and asks “Who is seeking? Leave the seeking to Him who started the seeking.”

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Books

A Personal Religion Of Your Own
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
Remain relaxed in Consciousness. In any situation, do whatever you feel you should do without any regrets about the past, without any complaints in the present, without any expectations for the future, and importantly, without blaming and condemning anyone for anything – neither yourself nor the ‘other’.
A Duet of One: The Ashtavakra Gita Dialogue
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 59,490. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
So begins the Ashtavakra Gita – a dialogue between the earnest seeker of Truth (King Janaka) and the enlightened sage Ashtavakra – as translated from the Sanskrit by Ramesh S. Balsekar.
Seeking Enlightenment - Why?
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
He has always had a uniquely individualistic approach to spiritual seeking and, in the course of his teaching, he has developed several unique concepts. For instance, what is the ego? He has clarified that ‘you’ cannot have an ego, from which you seek freedom. You are the ego, the separate entity, the seeker who seeks the freedom of enlightenment, and finally arrives at the successful conclusion t
Guru Pournima
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 46,530. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
This book is an offering of thankfulness to Ramesh for his modern, eloquent and simple Teachings of Advaita, non-duality. And, it is also yet another gift from Ramesh. His utterly clear Teachings, written and spoken, have touched thousands of seekers from around the world over the past 20 years. This book reflects the experience and outpouring of gratitude of so many seekers who have met and l
Consciousness Writes: Conversations Via Air Mail With Ramesh S. Balsekar
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 47,690. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
Consciousness Writes offers you the fragrance of Advaitic teaching and a rare glimpse into the Master-disciple relationship – enveloped in the warmth of intimacy and the sparkle of Ramesh’s wit.
Consciousness Speaks: Conversations With Ramesh S. Balsekar
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 112,030. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
As a retired bank president, golfer and family man, Ramesh did not fit the stereotype of an Indian guru... Yet, his background and education combined with his Understanding to make him a Master who was an ideal bridge between east and west, between the spiritual and material.
Celebrate The Wit & Wisdom: Relax and Enjoy
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 44,940. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
Ramana Maharshi says, “All that needs to be said ha been said in Verse 170 of Acharya Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani: In the dream state, even though there is no contact with the outside world, the mind alone projects the entire dream-universe of enjoyer etc. Similarly, the waking state is no different. All this [world of pluralistic phenomena] is but a projection of the mind.
The Essence Of The Bhagavad Gita
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
RAMESH BALSEKAR was one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding.
THe Bhagavad Gita: A Selection
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
RAMESH BALSEKAR was one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He was both a brilliant writer and a captivating speaker. Shortly after retiring as the President of the Bank of India, he met the sage Nisargadatta Maharaj and began translating for Maharaj’s daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding.
Your Head In The Tiger's Mouth
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
“The created object cannot possibly know the creator Subjectivity.” Consciousness is all there is. So “who” is to know or seek “what”? All there is is the impersonal functioning of Consciousness, or God, reflecting within Itself the totality of manifestation. Live life making decisions and accepting the consequences as if you have free will – knowing it is Consciousness doing it all.
Confusion No More
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
Clear the confusion and empty the mind for salvation to happen. This book shows you the way. 

Conditioned as they are by hundreds of years of confusion, spiritual seekers have come to have the idea that the self realized sage is a kind of superman, a 'perfect' human being, totally in control of his mind and body. This is a total misconception.
Nuggets Of Wisdom
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
It is everyone's experience that the basis of daily living is facing life from moment to moment, necessarily accepting whatever the moment brings - sometimes pain, sometimes pleasure. The interconnected opposites of pain and pleasure, along with the opposites of every conceivable kind form the very basis of life and living. What the human being wants is one and not the other.
Advaita And The Buddha
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 44,170. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
In the conversations in this book Ramesh points to the ‘intrinsic closeness’ between modern physics, Hinduism and Buddhism in their similar recognition of the ‘Unbroken Wholeness’ of the manifest universe.
A Buddha's Babble
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Hindu
“A Buddha’s Babble is a true gem. And yet, ironically, it remains Ramesh Balsekar’s most underrated book. There is such deep wisdom hidden between the easy writing and the subtle humour of these pages…”
The Essence Of The Ashtavakra Gita
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by Zen Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
Ashtavakra says: • You are not the body which is composed of the five elements. You are that Consciousness which has provided the inert body with the sentience that makes the senses function I regard to their objects. It is sentience which makes the psychosomatic apparatus work as a unit. The words “remain relaxed in Consciousness” form the very basis of the Ashtavakra teaching.

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