Ramesh Balsekar Death

Betty Camhi sent the following notice about 30 minutes ago:

I just got this message from Wayne Liquorman.

Love,
Elliott
(eliyahu)
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Dear Friends,

It is with the heaviest of hearts I write to tell you of the passing of our
beloved Ramesh this morning at 9AM in his home in Bombay. His death was quick and peaceful.

Ramesh was truly an extraordinary being. His life as a successful banker, author and spiritual teacher directly enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people.

Having met Ramesh was one of the defining moments of my life, as I am certain it was for many of you reading this note. His generous spirit, open, loving presence and spiritual Understanding combined to make him one of the truly great Sages of the 20th century. We are truly blessed to have known him…be it “in person” or through his Teaching.

Ramesh lives on. Though his body will this evening return to the elements, his spirit lives on in his books and in the hearts of all of us who have known him and loved him..

Twenty-two years ago Ramesh came into my life. Today his body leaves it. To have been able to walk beside him for all this time and to have been able to bow at his feet has been for me the greatest of life’s blessings.I shall miss not being able to sit with Ramesh, to watch a cricket match together or to share some chocolate or to laugh at some silly joke he reads from the newspaper. It is not the greatness of the man I will miss most…his greatness remains undiminished by his death…it is the little things, the human things..

Many of you will share with me the exquisite human pain of the loss of a beloved one. If you take a moment to quietly look at it you may see in the pain the wonder of Life itself. If so, it will truly be the Grace of The Guru.

With much love,

Wayne

11 thoughts on “Ramesh Balsekar Death

  1. Chris Elam

    My heartfelt sympathies to all those who were close to Ramesh Balsekar
    he leaves behind a richness of wisdom, and hes insights will continue to inspire many a true seeker in the years to come.

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  2. greg

    I heard about all these earthquakes around the world. Something in me knew we lost another great one. Today i found it was Ramesh. What great luck to have these beings speak. YOU are also this same great being. Ramana Maharshi is in the backgound of pictures of Nisargadatta and Ramesh and Papaji. They all confirm there is no individual doer, so did Krishna, so did Ramesh. If you like doubt, keep talking.

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  3. Dharmesh

    1st Part of “How I met with Ramesh Balsekar and found myself”
    from the book by Dharmesh ” L I F E ”
    Many years ago, in 1984 I renounced my job as an airline pilot, left everything to go and live by the side of Osho in Oregon, then I felt a very powerfull experience of letting go of many things, a loss, of the past and a gain of the new,living behind everything, my wife, my job, my way of living surrendered in the search for freedom, Nirvana, the promise of the Master. Now it was the year 2000, early November…I had sacped everything again, but sad and lonely, this time I just took a plane to India not knowing really where else to go. I had reach the end of the tunel. Although many precious openings had occured in my life, I was far from enlightenment, I was devastated. Alone walking around the streets of Mumbai my mind was exploding with fears not just of failure, but madness. One day after walking for hours in the middle of this nightmare I felt inmense, a truly inmense love inside myself and somehow knew that if this love was so alive and present, I couldnt be all that bad, suddenly the name Ramesh kept coming to my thoughts, constantly repeated inside somewhere. Once I had read his book “Consciousness Speaks” and I knew that he lived in the city. went to the Taj Mahal Hotel and ask for help, they gave me about a hundred pages from the yellow book with the nae Ramesh Balsekar. I was trying to find him among all this numbers almost i panic, calling randomly different numbers, it was my 3d try…and the voice of a woman answered the phone “who is this?” and I said “this is Dharmesh” before I could say anything else, she said “Oh yes wait a moment” and Ramesh answered the phone and said “hello, who is this?” and I said Dharmesh…then inmediatly he said “Dharmesh!, we are waiting for you” and gave me the adress in detail…it all sounded so spontaneous, it was magic! I was crying and left on a taxi to his place.
    Peole were waving at me in the street as we were looking for the street number, we finally arrived, it most have took at least 20 minutes. As the elevator doors opened I saw many, many shoes outside the door. I walked in and saw Ramesh at the end of the corridor waving t me, one of his assitants took me in the small room and it was packed, only the first chair infront of his chair was available, I sat there and a mic was hooked on my shirt. A few seconds, maybe 5 seconds afterthat he came in the room and pranam as we all did, and sat on his chair. I am crying of ratitude as I write this to all of ou who have been blessed wth his Presence and gifts, and to all of you who didnt know him too. For me Ramesh is not ded at all, he is one of the most prescious Beings that havce wlked on this earth, and he will be recognised in the future as one of the greatest Masters. So he sat and looked smilingly at me, “Oh hello Dharmesh, what can I do for you?” and I laughed roaringly and he laughed as everyone else did.
    Oh beloveds I am so delighted o share with all of you this story of love that I am sure so many of you have in your hearts with our Precious Master of Master’s RAMESH…SOON VERY SOON PART 2

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  4. dejan vikas rozman

    TO THE LOVERS OF RAMESH BALSEKAR.

    JUST TODAY I FOUND OUT ABOUT RAMESH¨S DEATH, WHICH HAPPENED ON 27TH. SEPTEMBER 2009. INTERESTINGLY, TODAY (19TH OF JANUARY) IS A SAMADHI DAY OF OSHO AND DESPITE I AM SANYASIN OF OSHO, I COULD NOT HELP BUT CRY MY HEART OUT TO RAMESH.
    ALTHOUGH I MET RAMESH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FEBRUARY 2009, HE REALLY INFLUENCED MY LIFE AFTER THE MEETING. I REMEMBER WHEN ME AND MY FRIEND WERE IN BOMBAY AND GOING FOR THE SATSANG. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BRING HIM SOME FLOWERS, BECAUSE WE FELT THAT WOULD BE A GOOD START. SO WE BOUGHT BUNCH OF FLOWERS AND WHEN WE WALKED IN HIS APARTMENT THE PEOPLE WHO CARED FOR HIM WERE REALLY HAPPY AND THEN RAMESH WALKED OUT FROM HIS ROOM (IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ALWAYS OPEN!) AND HE WAS STILL IN HIS SLEEPING DRESS AND HE LOOKED AT US WITH THIS EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE:« LOOK, LOOK, SOME NEW PEOPLE HERE AND YOUNG ONES, GOOD, GOOD!« I REMEMBER THAT SATSANG MORNING AND HOW MUCH I WAS CONFUSED AFTERWARDS. OF COURSE I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH HIS TEACHINGS AND WHEN I TALKED TO MY FRIEND, HE JUST SAID, THAT HE FEELS HIM VERY GOOD AND THAT THEY HAVE THE SAME LIFE PHILOSOPHY! WELL, IT WAS NOT THE SAME WITH ME, BECAUSE I WAS SO MUCH IN MY MIND AND I KNOW I JUDGED HIM A LOT….
    THE REVELATIONS FROM HIS ADVAITA TECHINGS CAME ONLY LATER, AFTER READING ONE OF HIS LITTLE BOOKS. AT THAT TIME I WAS STAYING IN PUNE RESORT AND HIS CONCEPTS WERE MORE AND MORE COMING INTO MY BRAIN, LIKE TELLING ME IT IS WORTH EXPLORING HIS VIEWS.
    SO I LEFT PUNE AFTER 2 MONTHS AND HEADED TO VISIT HIM ONE MORE TIME IN APRIL 2009. I WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT HE WILL NOT SPEAK DUE TO THE ILLNESS, SO WE WATCHED THE VIDEO TALK FROM HIM. I MET HIM AFTERWARDS IN THE ROOM, WHERE HE SAT IN HIS CHAIR, LOOKING VERY PEACEFUL. ON ONE HAND I FELT VERY SHAKY AND DIFFICULT TO SPEAK TO HIM BUT ON THE OTHER HAND I FELT LIKE STAYING BY HIS SIDE FOREVER. AT THAT TIME I COULD NOT UNDERSTAND HIS HUMBLE AND »AVAILABLE« PRESENCE, BECAUSE I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT GREAT TEACHERS ARE DIFFICULT TO APPROACH.
    BUT THERE HE WAS, FOR SO MANY YEARS, EVERY MORING AVAILABLE TO ALL THE SEEKERS, WHICH SEARCHED FOR SOME CLARITY …..I WAS ONE OF THEM , TOO. CONFUSED AND TIRED WITH THE »SPIRITUAL« WORK AND MEDITATION, LOOKING FOR ENLIGHTENMENT TO SAVE ME!
    AS I FEEL RAMESH TODAY IN MY HEART, HIS WORK, BOOKS, TAPES, ARE RELLY NEEDED AMONG THE PEOPLE. WITH ALL THE NEW AGE SPIRITUAL MOVEMENTS ON THE MARKET, HE IS THE MOST EARTH GROUNDED TEACHER THAT I EVER MET OR READ. BASICALLY HE IS SAYING TO ALL OF US, THAT WE BETTER RELAX IN OUR OWN SEAT OF LIFE AND TAKE THE BURDEN OFF OUR CHEST. HE KNEW HIMSELF, THROUGH MANY YEARS OF »HARD« WORK AND EFFORT, THAT THE BIG PROBLEM OR POISON IS CONTAINED WITHIN OUR ADDITUDE, FIRST TOWARDS OURSELVES, THEN THE OTHERS. THE GUILT AND UNHAPPINESS ABOUT OURSELVES, ABOUT OUR »BODY-MIND ORGANISM« BEHAVIOUR IS TO OFTEN VERY CRITICAL AND JUDGED FROM OUR OWN PERSPECTIVE. WITH THIS UNDERSTANDING (NOT ONLY INTELLECTUAL), BUT ON THE BIGGER SCALE (WHICH AGAIN HAPPENS ON ITS OWN), WE CAN EXPERINCE WHAT RAMESH CALLS»PEACE OF MIND«. FOR ME THAT IS THE BASIC STARTING POINT AND IT OPENS THE HEALTHY PATHWAY TO RELATE WITH THE OTHERS…..
    RAMESH IS ONE OF THE GREATS, BECAUSE HE NEVER PROMISES »BLISS FROM HEAVEN«, EVEN AFTER ENLIGHTENMENT . HE SIMPLY ADVICES US TO TAKE HOLD OF LIFE CHALLENGES, TO PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE SHOW WHERE WE CAN ONLY PLAY OUR ROLE. AND LIKE IN THEATHER, AT THE END OF THE SHOW WE ALL COME TO RECEIVE APLAUSE. AND EVEN IF WE HAD TO PLAY THE SAD OR »DIRTY ROLE«, WE WERE AS IMPORTANT AS OTHERS IN »SHINNING« ROLES. AFTER ALL »LEELA« NEEDS THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF COLOURS TO DRAW THE BIG PICTURE.
    FOR THE CONCLUSION I WOULD LIKE TO QUOTE RAMESH IN MY OWN UNDERSTANDING:« WHEN THE JOY IS SERVED ON YOUR PLATE OF LIFE, DON¨T PRETEND TO BE HUMBLE-EAT IT ALL!!! AND WITH PAIN ON YOUR PLATE- WELCOME IT, TASTE IT, BUT DON¨T ASK FOR MORE!

    IN GRADITUDE TO BELOVED ONE,

    VIKAS Slovenia, 19.january , 2010

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  5. Tommy Tiger

    his books were very instrumental on My Path especially “Your Head In The Tigers Mouth”
    ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST
    Do you have any questions left—–No? / Is everything clear and transparent?—Yes? / Do you have any expectations at all ?—–No? / Whatever happens does it matter?—-No? / Then YOU have been annihilated — The Tiger has clamped its jaws !! from Your Head in the Tigers Mouth talks with Ramesh Balsekar Actually my Tiger came before the book for many different reasons but it fit in nicely UNFORTUNATELY NEVER MET HIM IN HIS PHYSICAL PRESENCE but ALWAYS FOREVER IN OUR HEART THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!Forever RAMESH and
    Every ONE

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  6. Dharmesh

    1st Part of “How I met with Ramesh Balsekar and found myself”
    from the book by Dharmesh ” L I F E ”
    Many years ago, in 1984 I renounced my job as an airline pilot, left everything to go and live by the side of Osho in Oregon, then I felt a very powerfull experience of letting go of many things, a loss, of the past and a gain of the new,living behind everything, my wife, my job, my way of living surrendered in the search for freedom, Nirvana, the promise of the Master. Now it was the year 2000, early November…I had sacped everything again, but sad and lonely, this time I just took a plane to India not knowing really where else to go. I had reach the end of the tunel. Although many precious openings had occured in my life, I was far from enlightenment, I was devastated. Alone walking around the streets of Mumbai my mind was exploding with fears not just of failure, but madness. One day after walking for hours in the middle of this nightmare I felt inmense, a truly inmense love inside myself and somehow knew that if this love was so alive and present, I couldnt be all that bad, suddenly the name Ramesh kept coming to my thoughts, constantly repeated inside somewhere. Once I had read his book “Consciousness Speaks” and I knew that he lived in the city. went to the Taj Mahal Hotel and ask for help, they gave me about a hundred pages from the yellow book with the nae Ramesh Balsekar. I was trying to find him among all this numbers almost i panic, calling randomly different numbers, it was my 3d try…and the voice of a woman answered the phone “who is this?” and I said “this is Dharmesh” before I could say anything else, she said “Oh yes wait a moment” and Ramesh answered the phone and said “hello, who is this?” and I said Dharmesh…then inmediatly he said “Dharmesh!, we are waiting for you” and gave me the adress in detail…it all sounded so spontaneous, it was magic! I was crying and left on a taxi to his place.
    Peole were waving at me in the street as we were looking for the street number, we finally arrived, it most have took at least 20 minutes. As the elevator doors opened I saw many, many shoes outside the door. I walked in and saw Ramesh at the end of the corridor waving t me, one of his assitants took me in the small room and it was packed, only the first chair infront of his chair was available, I sat there and a mic was hooked on my shirt. A few seconds, maybe 5 seconds afterthat he came in the room and pranam as we all did, and sat on his chair. I am crying of ratitude as I write this to all of ou who have been blessed wth his Presence and gifts, and to all of you who didnt know him too. For me Ramesh is not ded at all, he is one of the most prescious Beings that havce wlked on this earth, and he will be recognised in the future as one of the greatest Masters. So he sat and looked smilingly at me, “Oh hello Dharmesh, what can I do for you?” and I laughed roaringly and he laughed as everyone else did.
    Oh beloveds I am so delighted o share with all of you this story of love that I am sure so many of you have in your hearts with our Precious Master of Master’s RAMESH…

    PART 2
    …So he sat and looked smilingly at me, “Oh hello Dharmesh, what can I do for you?” and I laughed roaringly and he laughed as everyone else did.
    It was just to amazing and incredibly wonderful to be there infront of this precious compasionate awakened Being, surrounded by dozens of other attentive open hearts.
    He was laughing with me, he was so patient and loving and sharp like a sword, like a tiger…still I felt so protected and free, with all the time of the Universe to explore my entire life with him, this gift of being and having all the time with an awakened Man. Soon enough we discovered how confused was my own mind…how many teachings, opinions, tips, ideas, conclusions about enlightenment and sipirtuality were within my intelect…It took two day’s of 1 hour talks each with him for everything within me to become shattered and total clarity to arise. First he hammered me with words, like “I am talking to an ego, are you aware of this Dharmesh?” hahaha, what can you do with this words? surrender I surrendered all fight about that…but kept my innocent curiosity in all it´s glory, to ask, and ask, everything my heart wanted to question. And he did answered all of it, with inmense clarity and utmost pacience. So first he made questions about my life, country, work, family etc, etc…then it felt like he could really see my heart and that he enjoyed inmensly looking at it, feeling the longing and ripeness that had grown for many lifetimes…almost like mischevious playfull child knowing what was going to happen. Then he just gave it all to me, one after the other he opened all of the maps on the table, and explained step by step his teaching about me, nor he, nor anyone else being the doer of any actions. At one point he stoped and said to me “I say that Dharmesh will find the peace of Nirvana”…total silence, long pause…some really big birds landed on the window…I stared at the moment speechless; I remeber someone smiling at me like in a dream, like saying yes this is true. And then he said, “what do you think Dharmesh? do you think this is posible?” and I have to confess, as I write this words tears of joy come to my whole Being…and I satrted to say…”well I dont know,…” he interupted me abruptly and said “do you think it is posible that if you come to the realization that you are not the doer you would be better of?” and I said “yes definetly” and with great intention he said “why Dharmesh? why? please explain”…an I heard myself saying with utmost clarity “yes because we will be free of the idea of right and wrong, we would be completly free to live without guilt, shame, pride, arrogance…we would be simply free with wha is” And his face became like the Sun, his smile was so bright, like if he just winned millions of dollars hahaha, he looked so happy and I felt so happy…he said “YES”.
    The next day it was my birhday and again I was sitting infront of him…I didnt tell anyone it was my birthday 48 hahaha kind of auspicious 12X4 and the year 2000, my little mind still see’s this as auspicious and maybe it was. This day he kept on cornering me into the idea of non-doership…he kept repeating that everything is God´s will…and I kept feelng so free and at home there with him and all of this people from all over the world seem to be enjoying our meeting…I was so daring, but like a kid, questioning everything…we were laughing a lot, and I mean a lot and wildly, joyusly like children…at one point I said, “Ramesh but how can I help people? how can I serve others?” and he said “Dharmesh…why dont you let God take care of his own creation?” and that did it! WAM…I just exploded in a laughter that has created an echo up to this moment and eternity…I laughed so loud and so total, and while I was laughing I was seeing this truth, I saw it! I saw with utmost clarity how everything, everything is perfection itself…I was laughing like in slow motion and I was laughing because I was seeing this reality that has never left me…everything is the result of what this Power that created life wants, call it God, Existence, Supreme computer…I like to call it The Power That Knows The Way…finished…I felt at his feet and up to this moment 10 years later, this clarity is the same, same moment, same peace, same certainty, same laughter…That day at the end of the talk I sang an Indian Song of love to him with all of my heart and at the end I finished and touched his feet with my forehead…I elt so free to be with him…touching him, crying at his feet and could hear him repeat my name 4 times…almost whispering Dharmesh…Dharmesh…Dharmesh..longer pause…Dharmesh.
    From that moment on, I have been living my life like a little kid…this is the best description I can give it…like a happy little boy! And the only new thing I have discovered in this time, because once you know, all doubt´s and questions are vanished…but I have discovered that Love is what remebers us, Love has an inmense Inteligence…Love is what we truly are…still ego is happier than ever…like Ramesh say´s…”ego will die of incredible happiness…the happiness that comes when you discover you are not in charge”.
    Thank you
    Dharmesh

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  7. Helen & Perry

    Precious, Precious Ramesh
    We just heard about the passing of
    this most Blessed being and sweetest man.
    We never met him in the physical…but read many of his most clear and wonderful books.
    We had urges to go and visit him in India and
    then his voice would say …..Who Cares!!
    (If you come or not!)

    We Thank you Ramesh for the clear pointing expressed through you to That which cannot be expressed and delivered with much Love understanding and ordinaryness.

    Our deepest gratitude…you are forever in hearts.
    Thank you Ramesh

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  8. Pierre Tetrault

    i have no idea whether ramesh crossed lines and disappointed people – he may well have – i only know how he helped me – i came to a talk at his apartment and found myself volunteering to ask a question that i had not considered asking til that moment – “has anyone any questions for ramesh?” from outside the apartment before entering – and i said yes not really expecting to pose it – when i walked in i was offered a chair while everyone else sat except me and my partner – then ramesh enters and the first question is to me – “what is your name? where are you from?” – and on to the question – “one of my closest friends has committed suicide, i should have seen it, i should have prevented it,how can i live with this?” and ramesh’s beautiful answer with questions to me revealing how little i controlled in my own life history and how little i could have intervened in my friend’s story – resulting in sobbing and laughter and a huge release as if a tremendous weight had been lifted from my shoulders – ramesh – you may have made your mistakes and i am not apologizing for them here – i am only thanking you for that beautiful afternoon in your apartment when i accepted what is – Pierre

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