087. Krishna Gauci

Krishna GauciKrishna can be a catalyst for the awakening transformation of your life. He also appears to be a pretty ordinary guy. For most of his life, he has been driven by a desire to know the power that moves the universe. In this mad quest for authentic spiritual realization, he has been blessed to come across the right people at the right time. Besides working as a spiritual coach and teacher and being trained in hypnotherapy, he has also been a cabinetmaker, an auto assembly line worker, a New York City taxi cab driver, and a bus driver. He has lived real life as a down to earth human being and knows that the truth of spirituality is always tested there.

His experience is that you will never have exactly what you want and that you are already what you’re looking for. His sense is that you don’t need to be taught as much as you need to be understood and heard. He is well versed in several spiritual maps but he knows that who you are is beyond any map. You are changeless and you are always changing, and he relates to you as both.

Since you are what you’re looking for, he is only always pointing you to a deep trust in your own deepest life: Being itself. He does this in one on one sessions and in groups through talks, guided meditation, questions, and answers, gazing transmission and silent sitting. His presence enlivens that which is guiding you from within and calls you into your own life. He welcomes you into an awakening that is totally yours, and totally beyond you. Krishna invites everyone to roll up their sleeves and celebrate the paradox of being both Infinite and finite simultaneously. His sleeves are rolled up too.

Interview recorded 9/17/2011

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

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Krishna Gauci and Waking Down
  • 00:04:10 – Discovering the Dimension of Ourselves
  • 00:09:09 – Duality in Non-duality
  • 00:12:37 – The Sense of Personhood
  • 00:16:08 – The Core Wound and the Intuition of Being More
  • 00:19:23 – The Paradox of Freedom and Bondage
  • 00:22:09 – The Core Wound and Consciousness
  • 00:26:01 – The experience of fundamental well-being
  • 00:28:57 – The Wound of Consciousness and the Goddess Kuan Yin
  • 00:32:14 – Expressing the Infinite Intelligence
  • 00:35:37 – The Limitations of Perception
  • 00:38:50 – Falling in love with the unique manifestation
  • 00:41:41 – Many Paths to Spiritual Beliefs
  • 00:44:24 – The Feeling of Offness and Core Wounds
  • 00:47:21 – Expanding Sense of Self
  • 00:50:41 – Levels of Understanding and Communication
  • 00:53:03 – The Role of Devotion in Spiritual Teachings
  • 00:56:05 – Devotion to the Mountain
  • 00:59:25 – The Movement of Divine Love
  • 01:04:00 – The Paradox of Resting in Conscious Nature and Seeking
  • 01:09:27 – The Personalness of the Unmanifest
  • 01:14:07 – Personal Love and Universal Love
  • 01:16:54 – The Unofficial Lineage of Ramana Maharshi and Papaji
  • 01:18:37 – Teaching approach of Ramana and Papaji
  • 01:21:03 – Cultivating Equanimity in Life
  • 01:23:45 – Teaching Consciousness to the Peasants
  • 01:26:02 – Development of Consciousness and Moral Values
  • 01:28:16 – The Importance of Accountability
  • 01:31:04 – The Equality of Teacher and Student
  • 01:33:57 – Trusting Your Own Being
  • 01:36:53 – Join the Discussion Group