050. Ananta Kranti

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.

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. 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: ananta-kranti.com

Interview recorded 12/11/2010

Quality is poor in places due to slow bandwidth in Thailand.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Awakening in a Japanese Prison
  • 00:03:23 – The Strong Calling for Silence and Truth
  • 00:06:40 – The Search for Freedom
  • 00:10:05 – Searching for Meaning Within
  • 00:13:16 – A Life-Changing Encounter with Osho
  • 00:16:14 – Life Changes After Jail
  • 00:19:13 – Carrying Baggage
  • 00:22:10 – Solitary Confinement in Prison
  • 00:25:22 – Working in Silence
  • 00:27:53 – The Strength and Intensity in Japanese Discipline
  • 00:30:29 – Surrender and the Shift
  • 00:34:39 – The Ocean of Existence
  • 00:38:27 – Integration into the Outside World
  • 00:41:57 – The Journey of Self-Discovery in Thailand
  • 00:45:33 – Shifting from Identification to “I am that”
  • 00:49:34 – The Shift in Perception and Relationship Difficulties
  • 00:53:37 – The Awakening and Integration Process
  • 00:57:05 – The Question about Relationships and Freedom
  • 01:00:44 – Sharing the Awakening Experience
  • 01:05:10 – End of the “me” story and the beginning of awakening
  • 01:08:31 – Surrender and Ego Death
  • 01:11:19 – Balancing the Exclusion and Inclusion of the Personal
  • 01:14:33 – Comfort with Paradox and Ambiguity
  • 01:18:11 – Settling Down and Listening to the Body
  • 01:24:45 – A Rich Experience of Being Able to Relate to Many Walks of Life
  • 01:27:24 – Recognizing the Truth Within
  • 01:29:37 – The Value of Ramana Maharshi
  • 01:32:35 – The Shift in Yoga Practice and Spiritual Progress
  • 01:35:09 – Closing Remarks
  • 01:37:00 – Conclusion and Future Interviews