191. Kosi

KosiKosi is a spiritual teacher and author who offers a simple invitation to stop and discover the freedom that you are.

She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and had a successful career in computer software sales, but was surprised that her financial success offered no lasting happiness or fulfillment and her spiritual search began in 1996.

In June of 2001, after spending time with several of the world’s most renowned spiritual teachers and traditions, she reached a point of profound disillusionment and prayed for an enlightened master. Fourteen days later in she was introduced to Gangaji and the life-changing teaching of Ramana Maharshi. Kosi immediately recognized Gangaji as the master she prayed for and with Gangaji’s sublime guidance and support, she realized the freedom of being—indescribable happiness and fulfillment.

Since her very first meeting with Gangaji, Kosi felt that she was her true and final teacher, but this unexpectedly changed with the mysterious appearance of her Holiness Sri Amma Karunamayi who is recognized throughout India and the world as a living saint—an Avatar—one who is born enlightened as the embodiment of the Divine Mother. Kosi views the purity of Ramana Maharshi’s silence and self-inquiry combined with Amma’s indescribable omniscience, as well as the continuous and long-term support that she received from Gangaji, as the teaching and transmission that offers true Liberation.

Today, Kosi travels around the world sharing her direct experience of the simplicity and grace of silence and self-inquiry. She also uses the sound of the mantra as a very simple and direct catalyst for realizing the freedom of our true nature.

She is the author of Absence of Doubt: When the Search for Enlightenment Stops (Includes and Interview with Gangaji), The Secret Teaching of Jesus Christ, and Arunachala Siva – Heart of Ramana.

This fall she will be introducing two new books; Organic Awakening – A Simple Guide for Living a Free and Happy Life and The Clear Way – Discovering the Great Secret of Your Life.

Website: kosi.org

Transcript of this interview

2nd BatGap interview with Kosi

Interview recorded 8/31/2013

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – The Name Kosi and its Spiritual Significance
  • 00:04:48 – Mysterious Name and Mystical Experiences
  • 00:09:03 – Crucified with Christ
  • 00:12:31 – The Profound Love Experience
  • 00:16:34 – Mysterious Voice and Profound Love
  • 00:20:55 – Profound Mystical Experiences and Meeting Gurus
  • 00:26:03 – Introduction to Advaita with Guru Maya
  • 00:30:41 – The Razor’s Edge: Walking the Path of Self-Realization
  • 00:34:57 – Meeting Guru Mai and the Search for Enlightenment
  • 00:38:35 – A Profound Relationship with Gangaji
  • 00:42:22 – The Holy Moment of Release
  • 00:46:16 – Jerusalem Calling
  • 00:50:10 – Searching for the Cross in the Church
  • 00:53:36 – The Vision of the Risen Christ and Profound Experiences
  • 00:57:59 – The Great Mystery
  • 01:02:34 – Doubt the Doubter
  • 01:06:28 – Following the Longing
  • 01:10:02 – True Awareness
  • 01:14:11 – Clarity of Presence and Happiness
  • 01:18:00 – The Divine Mother and Silent Teaching
  • 01:21:50 – Learning to Ride a Bicycle
  • 01:25:25 – Awakening and Compassion
  • 01:30:13 – The Neo-Advaita Trap
  • 01:34:42 – The Profound Revelations of Shiva
  • 01:38:56 – Atma-vichara: An Inquiry into the Self
  • 01:44:09 – The Shift in Planetary Alignment and its Impact on Consciousness
  • 01:50:01 – Trauma and the Global Connection
  • 01:54:21 – The purpose of discovering the Atman
  • 01:57:40 – Papaji’s Miraculous Journey to Save His Family
  • 02:01:29 – The Importance of Choosing a Path
  • 02:05:00 – Exciting Discoveries and Farewell