In this section there will be updated postings on various lectures, advices or inspired glimpses by Shri Hanuman. Following an informal style of transmiting knowledge,he may refer to sages like Ramana Maharshi in order to convey some deeper suggestions. However, his essential belief is that each individual should reflect and experience truth by him(her)self.
Though Shri Hanuman is currently based in Europe, a few groups have been mantained abroad independently (non-organizational structures) by some of his disciples in order to perpetuate such teachings -notably in Puerto Rico and Brazil -places where he’s toured regularly over the last ten years. Be welcome to enquire more about these activities. ________________________________________________________________
Satsang with Sri Hanuman
14 August 2014, San Juan
Notes for the first part of Satsang by Haridan
Guruji initiated the satsang quoting two aphorisms of the Patanjali Sutras.
The first one: “Sukhanusayi ragah” (2.7), examines the act of taking. This
act is linked to the memory of the pleasures among the desires we have in life to
possess, to love, to enjoy. These are deeply linked to boghan (pleasure), since
we were born for the joy of pleasure. According to the approach of Samkhya, we
were manifested in the power to enjoy, in the Supreme play for His Enjoyment.
Whatever impulse we might be inclined to, for the sake of pleasure, is
rooted in the memory of pleasure. This is sukha (joy, pleasure) as referred in the
first five letters that begin sutra 2.7 presented above. Guruji adds that, from a
Western approach, this pleasure is not linked to hedonism but to Epicureanism
According to the approach of neuroscience, the brain needs to enjoy its
own perceptions. This is a pleasure given to the senses as a ritual offered to
Devi, the active aspect of the manifested world.
On the other hand, the lack of pleasure, persisting in a low self esteem,
and depression diminish the connections with neurons, specifically with the
telomeras, placed on top of the neurons.
Guruji recommends that the best way to enjoy is through the development
of empathy, that is, through the power to understand sufferance of the other and
to help. In this way, we are bringing a substance to our organisms that gives
power to compassion through the need of recognition that telomeras have.
Liberating this substance in the metabolism creates a community in humanity.
Sri Hanuman’s particular comment is that empathy is putting one’s hands
in the mud, which is definitely doing much more than praying. It is imperative to
be the instrument of an action as a source of satisfaction for a community of
telomeras, of individuals in humanity. We were born to be active not to remain
The second aphorism of Patanjali Sutras: “Duhkhanusayi dwesah” (2.8),
examines the fear of pain as the source of sufferance. Sufferance is a fluctuation
of the mind. And the mind is also in the body. Guruji emphasized this integrative
view of body and mind as an avoidance of Descarte’s mistake that established a
duality between the body and the mind.
The host of multiple fears in existence like, for example, the fear of death,
of possession, of love, identifying with the body, etcetera, is nothing but
manifestations of the fear of death.
Transciption of the last part of the Satsang as spoken by Sri Hanuman
The problem of the satsang, is it coming from us or from the Guru? Good
question. If it comes from us, from the gurubhais, that means that there is
something missing. Lack of everything. If it comes from the Guru, it means not
lack of something, but it means that something is wrong with the Guru or with the
Teaching, maybe he does not have the capacity to gather people. Or something
does not click, or maybe it is the energy of the Guru that also divides. This I
heard. Anything can be true, anything can be speculation.
The satsang is a fruit we pick. And I propose that fruit. If the chance is not
given to be picked, I cannot do anything, and I can tell you right from my heart, it
is an ego problem. It is nothing else than that. An ego is not only the fact that is a
question of self-esteem or how we feel about ourselves, but an ego problem
because I see there are many, many factors, many things. The fact that there are
always excuses for not being able to be available at a certain moment. And this
has nothing to do with the Guru. Why?
You can make this experiment… you just make a whisky party and you will
see how many of the gurubhais will come. I can take the risk to put my hand in
the fire, knowing that you will have problems: it will not take place. Even with the
whisky. Because this is a problem of the personality. The mistake in the satsang
situation is to consider that we are there to make friends. We are not friends.
Maximum, we can be brothers, and brothers sometimes they are enemies.
More enemies than friends. Correct? So here is the psychological clue, that we
are to be very careful.
The satsang is to eat the same fruit, or to drink the same juice. It is a
community of thinking, though we may be very different. So, it is a socialization,
along a thinking process, along an energy. And we have to admit that there are
some personalities that cannot click. But if after some work on the personality,
and the nature of the mind, some improvement can be done, communication can
be restored at a friendship level. But we don’t need to be friends. So here is the
If you want to arrive to the conclusion that, O.K., there is no necessity to
work on my personality. I’m O.K. with what I am and with my own condition, I
don’t need to do anything else, in this case, there is a total conflict with the
Teaching, because the Teaching is based on working on the personality. Those
are the first principles. Because the only possibility to improve the communication
is to work on the personality. To work on the yama and niyama. Those are the
I remember that in the past, it is important to recall, I was told: “This is too
much gyan knowledge, too much thinking and less of bhakti yoga”. And I was
constantly saying: “So when there is the knowledge of the real nature of
ourselves, comes the knowledge, the real knowledge”. So the idea was, not to
suppress the community. And I know that for some time it was a time when
bhakti was prevailing, and I was not speaking much about the Teaching (I speak
about the past 2005-2012), and only afterwards I pointed out that the Teaching
was important. Because I arrived at the conclusion that this Teaching was alien
to most of the disciples.
And I was asking this question: “What is about this Guru? Are you going
to speak about that?” And I arrived to the conclusion that it was hard for most of
them to be able to speak about that. Some would say: “OK, this is Tantrism”;
others would say: “It’s naad yoga”, but what else? So, the confusions came, and
When this Teaching is studied enough there would not be any space for
distortion and deliriums. The doubts which would be maybe necessary on the
enquiry will find their own answers in the light of a real investigation.
I was born Indian, some of you know my story, but my aim is not to
convert you to Hinduism, it is not to use this folklore. If I am using the Indian
language, Sanskrit, through certain concepts that are very specific of India, it is
due to a couple of reasons.
It is a scientific fact that India has collected the universal archives of
humanity of all the possibilities to think the truth. This is unique, It is like a big
university, and with different currents. It is not only one current, there are many. I
studied some of them, I cannot pretend that I studied all, because one life is not
enough, but I committed myself enough to study mainly what is needed. So my
idea is to convey this information, not to convert you to Hinduism or its folklore,
because you will never become that, because India is a prison, like U. G.
Krishnamurti has said, and I will never wish for you to be in that prison, it is too
much. But this prison has delivered the most precious nectar in the world of
And this is what I am transmitting that can be useful to you, as a
complimentary thing, and you can find it in all the Western philosophy, in all the
mythology of the world. So I’m giving you this, through the link of Tantrism which
is the teaching I received, mostly with Vedanta. I am giving this for you to ponder
what the elements are. According to that, you will do your own processing, and
your own comparisons with what you know already and with what you have been
fed with, and also with the modern discoveries, Western philosophies, this is all
very important. But not to convert, I don’t believe in conversion.
Yoga and Neuroscience
Excerpt from a lecture given by Sri Hanuman in Puerto Rico – 2010.
The chemistry of the body is the basis of our spiritual transformation. This is a very important consideration to Knowing and Being.
Through the hypothalamus and the pineal glands, the brain secretes hormones, which in turn are made out of enzymes, which help in the functioning of three clocks in our bodies:
- The clock of the dreaming state, which is also known as Circadian. It is related to the cycles of day and night. It operates in the span of approximately 24 hours.
- The clock of the healing process, which operates in the span of approximately 90 minutes.
- The clock of the deep sleep, in which the brain waves move much slower, similar to the fluctuations of the hypnotic state.
There is a fourth realm, beyond the third clock of the deep sleep, called turiya, in Sanskrit, where there is pure Awareness, and Witnessing at the same time. It can be accessed through meditation. This is the experience of God within.
From one realm to the other, beginning with the first clock, the fluctuation of the waves of the brain diminishes. The objective of meditation is to diminish these fluctuations through self-inducement into a spiritual practice based on the pleasure of performing it so that the chemistry of the body helps in transforming a program of existence based solely on the language and the ambitions of the mind into a program that has gone beyond the mind and has gradually encoded Oneness in Absolute Self into de the DNA. This process can also be conceived as the deprogramming of having for the programming of Being. Also, it can be conceived as a chemical travel from the I of the ego to the Self of the Absolute. The by-products of meditation are: contentment (santosham, in Sanskrit), healing, peace, love, simple being, less and less negative stress.
The spiritual practice of Realizing God is a mystery. Trying to find its origin might lead us to the paradox of the egg and the hen: Which came first, a brain with the capability of Being One, or One being before the brain? The process of Realizing God, from one realm to the next, is paradoxical, with apparent contradictions, mysterious, that will bear signification through the spiritual practice of meditation. Mind that in the East, spiritual practice is not linked —as it is in the West— to faith nor to religions. It is linked to the transformation of the practitioner into the consciousness of Being One with All.
Recommended readings on this subject:
- Aurobindo, Sri. The mind of cells.
- Vigne, Jacques. The master and the therapist.
Guru Purnima 2012 Message – “Karma”
May I answer the questions you’ve never asked…
In order to proceed , please keep in mind that I went through the same human experiences than you – I know what is joy ,pain, happiness ,respect ,poverty ,comfort , love , to be loved and also betrayed even before,between and after the chant of the rooster. This all part of the play that you may call cosmic,but it can also hurt terribly .
The question is why do we have to suffer in life ? where does it comes from ? Can it be avoided ? and why me ?
There is no reliable spiritual teaching that could ignore the question of sufferance or simply answering it by a cheap redeeming method .
Taking that into consideration , no one incarnates virgin on earth but with an heritage : transgenerational , genetic , cultural inducing paterns in which consciously or unconsciously we participate and reproduce for the best or the worst .
The personality blossoms on this ground and spouses a form wich synthetizes these aspects ;this set up at last will welcome the events of one ‘s life . The origin of the events of life can be classified in different categories : the karmic ones ( necessary) ; those which result from our direct thoughts , speech and actions ; those resulting from astral forces ;and at last those resulting from balance or disbalance of the physical or psychic health .
The personna is a complex entity made up of determination and freedom .The spiritual path enables oneself to acknowledge limitations due to incarnation and to transcend them by knowledge .
The one who knows is definitly healed an free . Let us consider what is to be meant by acknowledging limitations ; it means to play with the cards given in this present life .There are good and bad cards and it is with them that one has to make one’s life .
The repartition of cards to each and everyone individual is not a question of simply merit or demerit ; may we not fall in this rethoric trap , it is far more complex than that ; otherwise this simplistic, naive but cruel view would reduce the truth to an act of gain and bargain – like those who have wealth for instance, are those who deserve to have , and on the contrary, those who starve deserve not.
It is a barbarian view which has justified all bad karma accumulated on earth , for we know but forget how richnesses were stolen in the history, by reducing to slavery or oppression ethnical groups , low classes or even masses .Humanity has a long past of domination of the strong over the weak .Whether it is a geneticly inherited principle or a patern acquiered by birth through the society , we are all unconsciously carrying that burden of the history .
Karma is an interactive process of cause and effects wich radiates in one’s life , like water spouses the form of the glass in wich it is poured , similarly karma spouses the context , environment ,psychic ,physical condition and personality of the subject to finally merge in with .Water can be drunk only if you have a vessel or at least your hands , such is karma , the summit of actions .
In simple words: action is our nature, this the reason of incarnation .Since time immemorial actions have been performed on the terrestrial scene , carved in the history of humanity .
But who acts ? this fundamental question opens two paths of thought giving birth to subsidiary variations .The first one would state it is the I ness , the subject who acts , from this so obvious point of view one can draw the correlated system of moral, merit / demerit , free will , possible belief in God , life after death , continuation of one ‘s own story .
For the second , the I cannot pretend to be the author of actions even while postulating : if you see good in me it’s because of Him ( The Guru) , the ultimate Shiva ; and what about the bad – because of me ?
Yoga teaches us that fragmentation into Iness is nescience or ignorance, this impression of fragmentation is superimposed because the world perceived is colored by attachment and false identifications with the objects . This process is ruled by fear and greed .
Consequently, the fragmented I if not the author of actions who is .
The problematic clears by itself : if one is persuaded of acting , he will bear the fruits of actions with merit and dismerit ; in the second case,on the contrary, it is God or the ruler of Karma who is in charge of this role . the Iness trapped into misconception of His identity takes the shadow for the real body .
Finally,regardless of the points of view,the author of actions remains the action itself or the field of action ( Kurukshetra) governed by the ruler of space and time .
It is crucial to understand that in the field of actions anything can happen due to the friction of possibilities and latencies to an extend of tragic and absurd situations described in the Bhagavad Gita and Gospels – such as relating crucification of the Christ, for instance
Subsequently, actions are unevitable with their consequences too, for they rely on an infinite set up of causes network . Some paths concentrated on tracking the effects in their causes , others in simply annihilating the classical notion of cause to consider only effects with absence of quantum causes . At this point we are at the crossroads between the relative and the absolute .
The question of sufferance embraces both .Kurukshetra is the place of sufferance and deliverance .The sufferance exists until the dream in which the nightmare takes place and moves us .In that dream all commands coexist to activate Karma (good or bad) in all spheres of existence ,with their characters to identify with .
For the awakened , sufferance is proportional to the fact of how much real is the dream .
But the awakened may consider it as real as an act of compassion to those who are prisioners of sufferance .In this case, his behavior can be difficult to decipher .
to be followed
“On the (intricacy) meaning of Grace”
For most of people, Grace is a gift of the heaven emanating from God directly .
The religions have contributed largely to spread this message with different variables .The saints and Avatars were mediums to defend human cause in order to harvest the Mercy of God . At a time when the situation was so critical and desperate, the ultimate sent saviors were called Messiahs or Mahavatars .
The sanskrit word for Grace is Kripam
Kri means action, Pam is a result or destination
in simple words,we get for what we have done.
Kri is the same root of Karma .
When one realizes that, it changes the angle of view .
It would be well inspired to check in one’s life wich and how the results or consequences are directly linked to the actions performed previously .
When one is overflowed and lost in the courant of the negative results of actions, there is lot of suffering , situations becomes unmanageable , only a savior or a Satguru can undertake this charge, and we may ultimately realize that we are not anymore the performers of actions .
The pre-requisite attitudes in life that would prevent most of undesired effects are:
sincerity towards anyone including oneself
respect of life in all its manifestations
service to justice
clearing contracted debts (material and moral )
Only on this account one may know what is real Love.