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

The Relationship Between 'I' and 'Me'
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
You cannot have an 'ego' because you are the ego: Consciousness identified with a name and form as a separate entity. The sage responds to his name being called; therefore, the sage has an ego. The ordinary man also responds to his name being called. What is the difference between the ego of the sage and the ego of the ordinary man? That is the core question. The answer is that in the ego of the s
The Infamous Ego
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Ramesh S. 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. He was therefore a wonderful blen
Sin & Guilt -- Monstrosity of Mind
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
In nearly every talk happening daily in Bombay, Ramesh Balsekar reminds visitors that anything any sage has ever said, anything any religion or scripture has ever said is a concept. In a delightful and unique manner he shatters commonly held fantasies about Truth, about seeking, about how life happens. A teacher of pure Advaita, or non-duality, Ramesh is an unearthly blend of the utterly human and
Pursue Happiness and Get Enlightened
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 37,620. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
You think the proposition is preposterous, don’t you? You have always believed that enlightenment would get you lasting happiness, even bliss. In fact, you have believed that a prerequisite for “getting” Enlightenment was shunning happiness, maybe even embracing pain. If that is so, welcome to a refreshingly new understanding. What Pursue Happiness And Get Enlightened does is to turn the whole su
Pointers From Ramana Maharshi
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
The Sage of Arunachala preferred to teach in silence. But when he did use words, he used few and he used them with telling effect. What struck you most about what he said was the authority of knowing that backed each word uttered.
Enlightened Living: The Self-Realized State
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 178,020. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Most spiritual seekers have no real idea of what exactly it is that they are seeking – even after having spent years chasing the chimera of Enlightenment. It stands to reason that if you want something desperately you would take great pains to find out what it did for those who have ‘got’ it. So if you desire Enlightenment, it would make abundant sense to at least check out what the ‘Enlightened’
Does The Human Being Have Free Will?
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Of course, he does. Otherwise how would the mechanism of daily living operate? In fact, total free will is the very basis of daily living. Whether it was the caveman three thousand years ago or you today, the human being has been free to decide what to do in a given situation. However, it is everyone’s personal experience that what happens thereafter – the result or consequence of that action –
Spiritual Search Step By Step
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern
RAMESH S. BALSEKAR is one of the most profound spiritual Masters of this Age. He is 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. He is therefore a wonderful blend o
Ripples
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Ramesh S 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 Maharajs daily morning talks. It was not long before Ramesh too experienced the Ultimate Understanding. He was therefore a wonderful blend
A Personal Religion Of Your Own
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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 and represented by Maoli Media Private Limited. 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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