In this video Ramaji tells the story of how the RASA transmission appeared in 2011.
He explains Ananda Devi's role in the expansion of RASA now and in the future.
[This video is excerpted from the July 30, 2017 Open Circle RASA satsang video recording]
Ramaji is the author of eight books on non-duality including “1000,” “No Mind No Problem” and “Who Am I? Meditation.”
In 1966 Ramaji, aged 16 experienced a spontaneous awakening of Kundalini via a lucid dream. This unexpected Kundalini event set him upon a life course of intense non-stop seeking. Eventually, after many years of doing different spiritual disciplines, he met his guru, Ramesh Balsekar of the lineage of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. In 1992 in San Diego, Ramaji had a full-blown awakening into non-duality and non-doership from the Grace of Ramesh Balsekar. In spring of 2008 Ramaji went to LOC 1000.
In 2011, while doing a conventional spiritual healing on someone with chronic pain, Ramaji discovered a new way to open the Crown Chakra for swift spiritual advancement. A big sphere of brilliant white light the size of a beach ball came down into the person's body and instantly raised their consciousness. At first he thought he was doing energy work for physical healing, but it quickly dawned on him that what he was doing was not the usual energy healing.
He realized that somehow he was raising the person’s consciousness to non-dual levels in literally just a few minutes. Their healing response or other positive outcome was a direct result of exposure to these higher illuminated frequencies resonating in their system. This was the “accidental” discovery of the RASA (Ramaji Advaita Shaktipat Attunement or "essence" in Sanskrit) transmission. After more testing with people in person and via Skype, Ramaji concluded that this Crown opening and activation method was the ideal way for him to transmit the experience of Truth. He found that he could provide people with a direct experience of the enlightened state of consciousness beyond words.
In November, 2015 Ramaji received signs that he would be meeting the soul mate and teaching partner he had waited for all his life. In February, 2016 Ananda Devi came to him to receive RASA. She was already in non-duality after several spontaneous deep spiritual awakenings. She stabilized at LOC1000 immediately in the first session. On that first day they recognized that they would be teaching together. Ananda learned how to give RASA in July, 2016. Knowing that Ananda was supposed to teach with him as soon as possible, Ramaji then put Ananda through the most intense spiritual “boot camp” training he had given any student. She passed all of his tests and challenges with flying colours. In January, 2017 they began giving satsang and RASA together to online groups and live satsang groups. They also give private online RASA sessions separately and together.
They do not consider themselves gurus or spiritual teachers. Instead they prefer to be thought of as “spiritual activists” or “transformational agents.” Thanks to the RASA silent spiritual transmission, they do not have to rely on words or concepts. Their mission in life is to deliver RASA on a global scale and spiritually awaken as many people as possible.