According to Vedic scholars, Kosi is best described as a Direct Path Advaita Vedanta (non-dual) teacher in the Śiva Kaśyapa Lineage. This lineage and teaching provide radical support for living a natural happy, authentic, ordinary life overflowing with the pure joy of your being regardless of the circumstances that are unfolding in your life.
A spiritual lineage honors the founder of a particular teaching and is a transmission of the particular perspective the teaching represents. The Śiva Kaśyapa lineage is the union of two ancient gotras—Śiva and Kaśyapa. Śiva is known as the wild God who destroys all that is false and Kaśyapa is all of creation—a teaching that reveals the vast emptiness in the core that is free of all forms of suffering.
This lineage 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 of the Kaśyapa lineage infused with the divine love, wisdom, and teaching of Maha Sri Sri Sri Vijayeswari Devi better known as Sri Amma Karunamayi—the saint and avatar whose birth was prophesized by Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Sri Ramana Maharshi was completely and totally devoted to his Master—Arunachala Śiva the Holy Mountain of Tiruvannamalai India. Due to his deep realization of the living formless truth that Sri Arunachala represents Ramana felt that there was no need for a lineage, but the formless eternal presence of Śiva embodied in the sacred mountain Arunachala is the root of this life changing lineage and teaching.
Lord Śiva (pronounced Shiva) is the indescribable formless presence of God and symbolizes the vast silence of the universe—the indescribable presence in your heart that has the intrinsic power to remove the veil of suffering caused by egoic identification and genetic mind. The purpose of the Śiva Kaśyapa lineage is simply to remove the veil of ignorance that causes fear, anxiety, stress, frustration, and anger as you move through your life.
The ancient teaching of Śiva Kaśyapa is a sacred fire that burns through the root cause of all suffering—your ego—the deep seated belief that you are your body combined the genetics of your mind that work in tandem to create an invisible barrier that feels very real and hides the pure happiness of your being. Once the veil of this ignorance is lifted you experience the pure happiness of your true nature regardless of what is happening in your life.
This teaching supports a radical dynamic 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 freedom 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 and the most difficult climb. It is a very simple teaching that supports a dynamic shift from the suffering nature of your mind to the peace and freedom of your heart, but due to the resilience of the ego and genetic mind it is also recognized as the steepest most challenging climb—a ruthless sacred fire.
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.