050. Kranti Ananta

Ananta grew up in London and left England aged 19, with the desire to live as a free being. This first expressed itself through travel and lead her to Asia in 1989 where she has lived ever since.

Searching to find the Truth of herself she found her way to the Osho commune in Pune, India where she explored meditation and Self awareness groups for more than 10 years, also working with people for several years in the healing fields.

In 1994 she entered a two and half year period of silence in a Japanese prison. During this period True Freedom was realized.

That which has always been Free, Full and Enough unto Itself!

The Peace that is the ground of all experience. The Love that does not need an experience of Love. The happiness that is our True Nature without needing an experience of happiness….  revealed itSelf to ItSelf.

Coming back into ‘the world’ in 1997, there followed a period of confusion as personality and drama began to reappear causing the search to go on.

In 2000 she then found her way to Intensive Satsang with Dolano in Pune, where the confusion was cleared and no way to turn back from the clear recognition of ‘Who Am I’. This naturally started the unfolding of the integration process where all personality issues come home in Truth. Where bound up life energy, held by beliefs and illusions, reappear to be met in the light, where transformation  happens.
This is an ongoing moment to moment  process that never stops evolving and is always fresh and New.

Through her own Self-Realization, her main area of focus is Now facilitating, the simple direct sharing of the realization of our True Nature, through all that appears to play in the ordinariness of life itself.

Since 2004, Intensive workshops are happening around the world in the form of Satsang, “Association with Truth” where the illusion of separation is blown, and the meeting of the same Self is left as a sharing of friends.

Among the expressions of same Self who have greatly influenced Ananta’s way of sharing are the spiritual teachers Gangaji and Dolano who use the direct inquiry of “Who Am I?” passed down from Ramana Maharshi.

Her site: http://www.satsangananta.com

Interview recorded 12/11/2010

Audio and video below and as a Podcast. Quality is poor in places due to slow bandwidth in Thailand. Video also available in 20-minute segments on Facebook.

18 thoughts on “050. Kranti Ananta

  1. Key phrase of hers (IMO):

    “breathing into the pain”.

    Yep.

    The breath.

    An umbilical cord to….

    :)

  2. P.S. to Kranti:

    You mentioned to Rick that you “breathed into your pain” at the outset of your transformational experience in prison.

    Could you clarify what you meant when you said that?

    I suspect that that practice played a significant role in the fruit that followed.

    Thanks in advance.

    Peter

  3. Hi Peter, It’s simple really… In this moment can you breathe into your belly? Just by bringing your attention into your belly you can breathe there… So with the tension and pain. If you lay back on your bed and just relax, fall into your experience whatever it may be…. you may become aware of where the body is tight or holding or even if there is some disturbance or not… you can allow your breath into the tension, to open up the tissues and create space. Not looking for any goal, just simply ‘dropping’ into and through layers of whatever… it’s simple but can become complicated when we start talking about it or trying to understand with the mind. So just lay on your bed and drop!…. with one part of the attention in the pain all held in open all inclusive awareness. Enjoy! Love Ananta

  4. Thank you for the explanation, Ananta.

    I was wondering if it had any any correlation with the breathing exercises that are part of Vipassana meditation and which are proving to be increasingly fruitful in many prison populations.

    http://current.com/groups/cultura/91903721_food-for-the-mind-vipassana-meditation.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aYQ6WZbBYo&feature=related

    I’m sure you know that you are extra-ordinarily qualified to share your gifts… with other prisoners (physically incarcerated ones, I mean0.

    Thanks again.j

  5. Thanks Peter, I opened both those links and what I saw and heard brought a smile… Yes, it’s time for that.

    I only ever ‘work’ by invitation.

    So I will just say it’s beautiful that Peace is being met by those in jail…
    Life is taking care.

    Love

  6. Thanks Peter, I opened both those links and what I saw and heard brought a smile… Yes, it’s time for that.

    I only ever ‘work’ by invitation.

    So I will just say it’s beautiful that Peace is being met by those in jail…
    Life is taking care.

    Love

  7. Wow! Another awesome interview! I loved the discussion about integration. I very much needed to hear that. Thanks!

  8. I always have my doubts about Osho and his disciples, but this seemed reasonable. You mentioned Ed Beckley, though, and I looked him up. Quite the sour review on Amazon:

    Incorrigible Ed: The Missing Chapter, December 27, 2002
    By
    Joe Dowd (Tuscon, AZ United States) – See all my reviews
    This review is from: Dance of a Rich Yogi (Paperback)
    If you want to read a fairy tale a con man wrote about himself then by all means read this book. But don’t believe it.

    Ed Beckley was released from a California prison in January of 2000. He returned to Fairfield, Iowa to live in a home next to mine where he began shamelessly pursuing a romantic involvement with my wife.

    Ed lured her away from her family with promises of exotic travel, fame, and soon to be acquired wealth. He promised to take care of this married woman regardless of whether he was to marry her or not. He spent the next 18 months ‘counseling’ my wife through her separation and divorce (something Ed has plenty of expertise with giving his two previously failed marriages resulting from his infidelities). He also used her to help him develop his seminars during this time rather than allow her to begin developing a career for herself.

    Today, Ed teaches seminars and promotes this book, inferring his nearness to “enlightenment”. He never lived up to the promises he made to my now ex-wife (Ed’s now ex-girl friend). Instead of receiving support from Ed as he promised, she is studying to be a massage therapist so as to support herself. Just another broken promise from a man who has learned far too little from his egregious mistakes.

    You’ll find no accounting of this in Ed’s book; this is a chapter I’m sure he finds rather incongrous with the supposedly heartfelt learned lessons mastered while in prison.

    Many people have an ax to grind with Mr. Beckley, because he has a long history of being a fairly reprehensible human being. (Why else did he end up a felon in prison).

  9. Hi Ananta,

    Someone mentioned Beckley, and I like to follow up any people I hear mentioned, in case they lead to someone worth listening to. The first thing I stumbled on was that sour review ;’)

    I see so many frauds on the Youtube, like yogeeshashram and nithyahanda, that I like to sift things in the light of common sense before I pay serious attention.

    Which is the advice the Buddha gave.

  10. I must have been the one who mentioned Ed, probably in the context of awakening in prison. I’ve known Ed for years. Like everyone else on the planet, he’s a mixed bag. I can’t dispute the things his critic on Amazon said, although I’m not in a position to really know. But I also know that Ed has some very wonderful positive traits. I guess my only advice is to avoid painting people in black and white. We’re all much more complex than that. The religious scriptures of the world are full of stories of sinners becoming saints. The guy who wrote the Ramayana (Valmiki) had been a thief and murderer before his life turned around.

  11. Hello! Ananta,
    was good to know about your experience. Would like to know if it can really be called spiritual or scientific or anything else Or is it something that one can possibly bring about by doing or undoing. It’s been a while …this seeking or whatever it is but now it sound hollow, this whole affair, even this asking seems shallow. What is all this? could you explain

  12. I mean what does one really need to do to experience if it is at all an experience that really counts. Does one need to enquire and how? does one need to meet someone who has seen it and be in his or her company. does one need to gain any attention from the awaked one and how? What is it that one needs to do?
    Please help if you can.

  13. H Sunil, what does one need to do to Be?
    Your very being itself is enough isn’t it?
    What is this BEing?

    Can you just take a look from moment to moment to moment and see if there is really Anything missing in this Being ?

    What experience are you waiting for in this moment?

    Are you ready to give up the search and look into the nature of your own BEing… this is not a doing.

    It just is.

    Love

    Ananta

  14. What a wonderful interview. Thank you so much, Ananta. It was pure joy to listen to you speak. Thanks, Rick for the ongoing work you do on this program.

  15. Thanks Rick and Ananta. Really good interview…again holds promise for us all . thankyou.

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