Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi is perhaps the most famous sage, guru, and saint of India. His awakening at the age of sixteen was so deep it transformed him into the radiant presence of God. After his awakening he remained silent for many years, but the energy emanating from his form was so potent anyone who came near him experienced overwhelming peace and a sudden inexplicable silence of their mind. In many cases their mind would simply stop as if it was in suspended animation.
His radiant presence began to attract many devotees from around the world inexplicably guiding them into the depth of their eternal nature. Even though he left his body in 1950, his eternal presence continues to guide people around the world into the living truth of their being—happiness beyond all ideas of happiness and peace beyond all ideas of peace. After many years of silence he began teaching silence and self-inquiry as the primary method for a direct realization of the profound happiness of your eternal nature.
Ramana Maharshi is considered radical due to his insistence that anyone can liberate themself from the karmic wheel of suffering regardless of their position or role in life. He was able to articulate his teaching with such simplicity that anyone who listens attentively to his simple direction can awakening to the living truth of their being. It is a simple direct teaching that guides you immediately into a direct experience of what is known as enlightenment—indescribable happiness, contentment, and peace.
Unlike other sages and gurus he did not designate any of his students as his successor. He was adamant there was no lineage. He maintained that the formless eternal presence of Śiva embodied in the sacred mountain Arunachala is the root of this life changing lineage and teaching. He simply stated his teacher and master, the ancient mountain Arunachala Siva, was the lineage and would remain eternally as a beacon of light guiding seekers into the natural enlightenment alive in the Heart. Śiva Kaśyapa represents the formless presence of Arunachala—the omniscience of God. This lineage is not linear, but is more accurately described non-existent—the formless presence of your heart.
This lineage is a simple teaching. It does not represent a religion our religious belief system. It is simply devoted to sharing the profound teaching and presence of Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and Sri Amma Karunamayi. It represents two ancient gotras—Śiva and Kaśyapa. Śiva is the divine energy that destroys all that is false and Kaśyapa is all of creation—the living truth that reveals the vast emptiness in the core of your being free of all forms of suffering. It represents the union of the teaching and wisdom of Sri Ramana Maharshi and his eternal eternal master the Holy Mountain Arunachala Siva combined with the eternal grace, wisdom, love of Maha Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi better known as Sri Amma Karunamayi—the saint and avatar whose birth was prophesied by Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Śiva Kaśyapa is simply a catalyst for your own direct realization of your natural happiness. It provides the essential support for seeing through the powerful movements of your mind that cause fear, anxiety, stress, frustration, anger, and many other forms of suffering as you move through your life. It supports a radical shift in your consciousness from the limitations of your mind to the vast indescribable freedom of your heart—not as some esoteric or conceptual knowledge, but rather, as your own direct discovery of this indescribable happiness that can only be explained by your own direct experience.
This teaching is also known as the mountain path—the fastest most direct route to the freedom known as enlightenment. It is a very simple teaching that supports a radical dynamic shift from the suffering nature of your mind to the peace and freedom of your heart.
The core teaching is satsang, meditation, and mantra. The primary yogas are: Jnana Yoga (Divine Knowledge), Bhakti Yoga, (Divine Devotion), Ashtanga Yoga (Meditation), and Karma Yoga (Selfless Service). Kosi provides a silent initiation into these four primary yogas during satsangs, retreats, and programs.
This is a very potent teaching meant to support full self-realization and should not be taken lightly.