Ramesh Balsekar came to be a very important person in my life. His teaching has its roots in the Advaita Vedanta philosophy.
In 2005 I began to visit Ramesh regularly in Mumbai, India. His satsangs each morning filled the heart with so much love and clarity. His way of responding to the questions posed to him was born out of a deeply grounded state of awareness of the power of life itself and that everything is exactly as it should be.
No guilt, no shame, no regret or bitterness – these states separate us from the possibility of living in what is here, now. Acceptance and courage to live in all that is, with its consequences and manifestations. Joy-sorrow, love-hate, pleasure-pain – these experiences that come and go in the life of every human being. There was love, so much love, in that room in his apartment in Mumbai.
Ramesh left his body in September 2009, after a long and rich life’s work. His spirit lives on through his teachings, books and CDs. Still, the closeness to him is missed and Mumbai is not the same without him.