The Diamond in Your Pocket

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Sounds True, Apr 1, 2007 - Religion - 304 pages
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A master thief waited his whole life to acquire the most beautiful diamond in the world. When he heard it had been purchased, he spent three days trying to steal the rare jewel. He failed.

Finally, the thief walked right up to the owner and asked, "How did you hide this precious jewel from me?"

To which the owner replied, "I placed it where I knew you would never look—in your own pocket!"

This insightful tale opens the first major book release from Gangaji—an American-born teacher who has influenced the lives of thousands of people through her public events.

In The Diamond in Your Pocket, Gangaji describes our never-ending search as human beings to find fulfillment—which, paradoxically, already exists if only we will stop long enough to experience it. Readers join Gangaji to learn more about:

  • How to let go of your need to control, and activate instead the choice of where you put your mind's attention
  • Cultivating the courage to be vulnerable, so you can meet—and deeply merge with—the unknown
  • How to unearth the roots of suffering—learn to stop replaying your life's dramatic stories over and over, and much more

As long as you are searching for it, it cannot be found, " teaches Gangaji. Written as a series of short contemplations, The Diamond in Your Pocket shows you thought-by-thought how to stop the endless activity of your mind, and experience the brilliance and radiance of who you really are.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
DIsCOvErIng ThE TruTh OF WhO YOu ArE
13
The Last Place You Thought to Look
15
Searching for Happiness
17
Opening to Receive
23
Divine Disillusionment
29
What Do You Really Want?
33
What Is the Self?
37
Already Immortal
193
The Heart of SelfBetrayal
199
Conscious Innocence
203
Surrendering to Love
209
PArT FOur ChOOsIng PEACE
213
Taking Responsibility
215
Choosing Peace Over Problems
219
Victim No Longer
223

You Are Not Who You Think You Are
43
Who Are You?
47
Truth or Story?
51
What Is Your Story?
55
SelfInquiry Exposes the Story
59
Telling the Truth
63
See What Is Always Here
67
The Power of Stopping
73
Resting in Nothing
77
BEYOnD ThE MInD DEEPEr ThAn EMOTIOn
81
PArT ThrEE
143
The Practice of Desire
185
What Will Enlightenment Give You?
189
The Power of Forgiveness
225
No End to Opening
231
Dropping the Layers of Insulation
235
The Treasure Within Despair
241
Letting the World into Your Heart
245
The Cult of Society
251
Freedom Is Facing Death
257
The Seriousness of Your Intent
263
Intention and Surrender
267
Crossing the Line into Freedom
271
The Resolve to Vigilance
277
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Gangaji

Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry, as taught by the legendary sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of India. In 1990, Gangaji (then Antoinette Roberson Varner) entered this lineage through Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji. Since that time, she has traveled the world, holding gatherings and retreats with spiritual seekers of all faiths.

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