Satsangs, Q&As, Messages2018-12-25T14:30:14+00:00

Satsangs, Q&As and Messages From Sri Avinash

Read Sri Avinash’s full-length Satsangs, answers to spiritual seekers’ questions, and a rare series of letters and messages to students and disciples.

Satsangs, Q&As and Messages From Sri Avinash

Read Sri Avinash’s full-length Satsangs, answers to spiritual seekers’ questions, and a rare series of letters and messages to students and disciples.

How To Become Happy All The Time

How To Become Happy All The Time New Year Message from Sri Avinash Doon Doon NSW, Australia. The best way to understand how we become happy is to look at how we became unhappy! And by doing the opposite of that, we strive towards being happy. So how do we become unhappy? The planet is plagued with unhappiness. It is in almost every single family on the planet. That is a serious thing. If unhappiness was a terminal illness which caused death within a year, then everyone would try to fix that issue straight away. [...]

The Life and Way of Jesus

The Life and Way of Jesus Christmas Message from Sri Avinash Saturday 15th of December 2018, The Sri Avinash Healing and Satori Centre, Brisbane, Australia. For our Christmas Satsang gathering today I’m going to talk a little about Jesus. The first thing I want to say is that my knowledge of Jesus is not learnt knowledge through books or studies or what has been taught about Jesus. My knowledge of Jesus is direct knowledge. So, what do I know about Jesus? There have been many great Masters on this planet, not only Jesus, but Jesus [...]

God is a Wish-Fulfiller

God is a Wish-Fulfiller Message from Sri Avinash Doon Doon, NSW Australia. On the spiritual path, to attain enlightenment, you don’t need talent, you don’t need skills, you don’t need any prerequisite, except one – sincerity.  A sincere person will attain enlightenment very easily, because when they see these great teachings of love, compassion and service, they think, “Wow that’s really great.”  And what would that mean to a sincere person? It will mean those things are the greatest – greater than anything else.  Greater than if someone gives them $1 billion in replacement of that.  Greater [...]

How To Feel Your Heart

How To Feel Your Heart Message from Sri Avinash Tuesday 6th of November 2018, Mapleton QLD Australia. Sri Avinash was advising a student who asked him what the heart is and how to feel her heart? Sri Avinash responded; "You can feel your heart when you are calm and peaceful, when you're not in your mind thinking and worrying about the future and the past. When your energy is calm and still you can feel that peace and love inside you - you can feel your heart, which is love. We've been taught in society [...]

Love is the Greatest Goal of All

Love is the Greatest Goal of All Message from Sri Avinash Tuesday 28th of August 2018, Doon Doon, Australia. My heartfelt greetings to all of you. It’s been quite a while since I’ve written to you all so I thought to share a few words with the hope to warm your heart and give a little spark to your soul. I have so few words in this space of a letter, so first thing I think to myself is what are the essential secrets that I can share with you that will make a real [...]

Love Like the Shining Sun

Love Like the Shining Sun Message from Sri Avinash Monday 15th of January 2018, Doon Doon, Australia. The purpose of life is to express love. And when you do that, you will feel centred within yourself. And the expression of that love is in serving humanity. When your life is a service to humanity, you will discover your essence. It is inevitable that you will find your true Self. Every soul on this planet yearns to express itself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since the core of our soul is love, it just wants to express it's love to humanity like [...]

Christmas Letter from Sri Avinash

Christmas Letter from Sri Avinash Tears of joy, childlike laughter and stories of courage Christmas Day, Monday 25th of December 2017, Doon Doon, Australia. My greetings to all of you, To begin with, I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year in 2018. I also would like to share my heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported our Mission throughout the year, to make this world a more peaceful and beautiful place to live in. It is through their helping hands and hearts that this beautiful Mission is [...]

The Sacredness of Life

The Sacredness of Life Message from Sri Avinash 8th of December 2017, Doon Doon, Australia. Sri Avinash was sharing some beautiful guidance and words of wisdom to a student who was having some struggle in his life. Below is an extract of Sri Avinash's words. Where there is attachment, there will be pain. That's why the wise ones teach - don't be attached to anything, because it will cause suffering. Ultimately there's no wrong or right, but the reality is there are varying degrees of ability to control our mind and emotions. [...]

The Passion of Jesus Christ

The Passion of Jesus Christ Q & A with Sri Avinash, Self-Realization Ashram, Australia. Sri Avinash, what do you love about Jesus Christ? He had a passion that was immeasurable. Or you can call it a big heart—such a big heart to help others realize their godliness. His passion was like 1,000 suns burning. If that was your wish—to realize your godliness—he’d do anything for you. That’s the type of passion he had. He never thought of anything for himself. He was just so loving, he didn’t have one gram of [...]

Awareness is a Bridge

Awareness is a Bridge Q & A with Sri Avinash. Awareness is a Bridge Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question What is awareness and why is it so important to be aware of our thoughts? Question What is awareness and why is it so important to be aware of our thoughts? Awareness is the bridge between theory and practice. My Master shares a story to illustrate this. There was a wealthy businessman [...]

Be Transparent

Be Transparent Q & A with Sri Avinash. Be Transparent Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question You’ve mentioned several times in your Satsangs that people are in misery, but are people really that unhappy? Question You’ve mentioned several times in your Satsangs that people are in misery, but are people really that unhappy? We are living at a time on our planet where there is misery and unhappiness occurring on [...]

True Renunciation

True Renunciation Q & A with Sri Avinash. True Renunciation Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question Is it necessary to renounce the world to live a spiritual life? What does it mean to renounce the world? Question Is it necessary to renounce the world to live a spiritual life? What does it mean to renounce the world? To renounce the world means you let go of what’s not who you [...]

Gifts From My Guru

Gifts From My Guru Q & A with Sri Avinash. Gifts From My Guru Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question What is the most precious thing that you learned from your Guru? Question What is the most precious thing that you learned from your Guru? I learned so much. For example, even if I’d heard or read something before, if my Guru said the same thing, that was of critical importance, because [...]

Live in the Moment

Live in the Moment Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question Sometimes I have so much to get done—I'm busy and I get caught up in getting the tasks done, and I completely lose the mindset to relax and feel peaceful through it all. How can I overcome that? We have to learn and practise how to be present and how to be aware, so that when we’re present, we know we’re present. We have to be able to do that. Now, if we are not [...]

Know the Present Moment

Know the Present Moment Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question What are some practical steps we can take to bring us into the present moment? We need someone who knows the present moment to give us assurance about how to be in the present moment. Because it’s possible to think you’re in the present moment when you’re not. And it’s possible to be in the present moment and not know that.  So in that sense it can be tricky. If I’ve never been to India before [...]

The Benefit of a Sangha

The Benefit of a Sangha Q & A with Sri Avinash The Benefit of a Sangha Q & A with Sri Avinash Question How important is it for a spiritual seeker to find themselves a sangha or spiritual community? Question How important is it for a spiritual seeker to find themselves a sangha or spiritual community? Anything that can help us is good. It’s like if we haven’t got much money and we [...]

Motivation to Practice

Motivation to Practice Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question Sometimes it can feel difficult to continue with spiritual practices because I get to a point where they feel boring or difficult. Where can I find the motivation to continue if I'm just feeling lazy or disinterested? If we feel lazy or uninterested that simply means we must not truly understand the benefits of something for ourself, for our life. For example, imagine you haven’t got much money and you hear that the kebab shop in [...]

Practice and Check

Practice and Check Q & A with Sri Avinash. Question Are there some words you can share with someone who's been doing spiritual practices for many, many years? Two things. Keep on practicing and keep on checking your progress. You don’t want to be somebody who’s practicing for 20 years and the ‘before and after’ shot is the same. You don’t want to do that. You should always check. In our life, we do this kind of checking all the time. I used to drive from [...]

The Core Spiritual Practices

The Core Spiritual Practices Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question What are the core or basic practices for us to focus on? The first spiritual practice that a person should strive to do is to be a beautiful human being. That’s practice number one—to be a warm person. Need we study what a warm person is? No. You don’t need to study this. We know, from our own life experience, what that entails. There’s no need to do a PhD on it. From our life experience, [...]

Be Yourself

Be Yourself New Year's Eve Satsang with Sri Avinash. New Year's Resolution This evening’s talk is about a new year’s resolution. If you haven’t got one yet, maybe this could be your new year’s resolution. And if you have one already, this could be your second. Let 2015 be the year of being yourself. Why would you want to be yourself? Because I assume you want to be happy. To be 'yourself'—what does that mean? What self? Is it the body part of yourself, is it [...]

Living the Spiritual Principles

Living the Spiritual Principles Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question There seem to be so many principles to keep track of on the spiritual path. For example, have a positive and accepting attitude, be selfless, have faith, try to express love... and so many more. How can we possibly incorporate all these principles and remember always to live each of them? You see, the spiritual path can be very complicated, and it can be very simple. It can be so easy, and it can be so difficult. It depends [...]

What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment? Satsang with Sri Avinash Question What is enlightenment? There are so many ways to explain what enlightenment is. There are so many ways to look at it. Gautama Buddha says that it's the end of suffering. And he's right—after enlightenment there's no more suffering. This explanation of enlightenment  is probably the best in terms of understanding and being able to relate to it. Because you know when you're suffering, and enlightenment is when you no longer have that anymore. Another way to look at enlightenment [...]

Intellectual versus Heartfelt Understanding

Intellectual versus Heartfelt Understanding Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question Does the intellectual understanding that 'I' or 'me' is not real lead to enlightenment? Does it always start with intellectual understanding? Intellectual understanding can be the starting point, but not necessarily. Some people can start off with intellectual understanding and, moving deeper beyond that, they move to what's called heartfelt understanding. Heartfelt understanding is that understanding that's unshakeable. A billion people can show you convincing evidence but it cannot persuade you otherwise. That's the nature of heartfelt understanding. [...]

How to Live in Happiness, Peace and Truth

How to Live in Happiness, Peace and Truth Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question If you were asked to give advice to all people on how to live in happiness, peace and harmony, and according to the principles of truth, what would be your guidance? Iwould say if a person wants to be happy, to be peaceful, to live based on truth, they would need to understand one thing—the mind. Because it's the mind that is stopping peace, is stopping happiness. When somebody dies from cancer, the cause is [...]

How to Stop Caring About What Others Think of You

How to Stop Caring About What Others Think of You Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question What is the best way to stop caring about what others think of you? How important is it to develop this quality on the spiritual path? Every child, every person, who grows up in this system, is conditioned—we are taught who we are. Our reference of who we are, our evidence of who we are, will be determined by which family we're born in, which culture, which country, which neighbourhood, which friends we [...]

The Guru’s Protection

The Guru's Protection Satsang with Sri Avinash. Question Could you talk about the Guru's protection for their disciples. As part of your answer could you please tell whether faith in the Guru's protection is simply a decision. The relationship between a Guru and their disciple is a very beautiful relationship. There are so many types of relationships we experience in our life. When we are born, usually we have a mother and father, so our first relationship is with our mother and father. The mother will do anything [...]

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life Letter from Sri Avinash on the 1st of May 2014, Doon Doon, Australia. In this letter I would like to share a few words about the purpose of human life. I believe the purpose of our life is to search for our True Self and to realize that Self. Inherent in this search lies the meaning of life. This search has nothing to do with the outside aspects of us, such as careers, or to get married or not, to have children or not, to be financially successful or not, to be celibate or not. Those aspects [...]

The Butterfly of Oneness

The Butterfly of Oneness Letter from Sri Avinash on the 28th of January 2014, Doon Doon, Australia. My greetings to all of you. In this letter I would like to share a few words on our true state of oneness, the benefits and how to achieve it. When we take a closer look at all our problems and suffering, at a personal level or at the worldwide level, we will see that the fundamental cause is our living in a state of separation. It is the us versus them mentality, me versus the world mentality which kills the feeling of [...]

Thoughts are the Missing Link

Thoughts are the Missing Link Letter from Sri Avinash on the 12th of November 2013, Doon Doon, Australia. My warmest greetings to all of you. In this letter I’d like to share about the nature of thoughts, and how having a sound understanding of thoughts and applying this understanding can minimise emotional pain and suffering. In order to live a happier life, or a life with less emotional suffering, it is critical that we understand the cause of suffering. We have been taught that emotional suffering is caused when we experience unfavourable or unfortunate circumstances and events in our lives. However there [...]

Overcoming Problems and Challenges

Overcoming Problems and Challenges Letter from Sri Avinash on the 13th of December 2012, Sydney, Australia. Hi everyone, I hope you all have been happy and well since the last letter. For the past year I have spent the bulk of my effort helping others to overcome their life problems and challenges, so that life can be a more joyful experience for them, with less suffering. In this letter, I would like to share a few words about the problems in life and how to overcome them. The first step to overcoming problems in life is to understand that [...]

Happiness is in the Little Things

Happiness is in the Little Things Letter from Sri Avinash on the 2nd of November 2012, Sydney, Australia. Hi everyone, I hope you have all been good and well. In this letter I'd like to share a little secret to experience a life of happiness. Throughout our life, starting from a young age, we were taught that happiness lies in the big things in life. So we innocently trust this and begin to internalise and live this understanding. We begin to imagine and dream of big achievements and great success. We strive towards becoming something special [...]

Carrying Just One Stone at a Time

Carrying Just One Stone at a Time Letter from Sri Avinash on the 15th of August 2012, Sydney Australia. Hi everyone, I hope that you have been enjoying your life adventure with all its ups and downs and challenges along the way. It doesn’t matter if we like it or not, the reality is that most of us are living very busy lives. As I am writing these words, I am realizing how busy my life has become lately with a long ‘To Do’ list that keeps getting longer. I’m glad I invested time to learn the [...]

The Fountain of Joy

The Fountain of Joy Letter from Sri Avinash on the 14th of May 2012, Sydney, Australia. Hi everyone, My heartfelt greetings to you all. It has been quite an exciting time for us recently as our organised events are getting closer and closer. A lot of love and effort have been put into these events from many people to make them happen. I am so grateful and touched by our volunteers who have worked so hard to promote our courses, classes, retreats, and public talks. It is amazing to realize how much background work it takes to [...]

The Journey Back Home to Love

The Journey Back Home to Love Article written by Sri Avinash. Southern Cross Academy of Light Newsletter Our first experience after we arrive on this planet, our first breath of life, is leaving the womb and landing into our mother’s loving embrace. A newborn child brings the energy and spark of love with them, and radiates this to the world. The power of their love can easily be vouched by simply spending just a few minutes observing any baby, our own or someone else’s. What I am saying is [...]

Seeds of Greatness

Seeds of Greatness Letter from Sri Avinash on the 26th of March 2012, Sydney, Australia. "Never underestimate the power of a few little unexpected kind deeds you do for others along the way. These might be your seeds of greatness." - Sri Avinash Do Dear everyone, I hope you are all well and embracing life. We have been quite busy organising and promoting our upcoming events, which is quite an effort but great fun. I often share that nobody escapes challenges in life, but as long as there [...]