The Heart of the Matter
November 27, 2011
About Face


When I was a young man (that's me to the left), I thought the "spiritual journey" was a very serious affair.

Serious, as in heavy. Serious, as in ancient. Serious, as in the world is a big, bad illusion and I better figure out what's real before I die.

Like many people in the 60's, I tried a lot of things in a slightly self-absorbed effort to wake up and experience "the Truth".

And then I met Maharaji -- who was only 13 at the time, but spoke with the power and presence of the greatest of sages...


It was the singular most significant moment of my life.

Receiving his gift of Knowledge, practicing it, and listening to his inspiring words of wisdom transformed me over time.

Heavy became light. Feeling balanced out thinking. And I began to experience life in a much more enjoyable way.

In time, I became happier, freer, relaxed, and far more appreciative of all the blessings in my life.

I stopped trying to out stare others and started looking within.

It's 40 years later and I am still his student, still learning, still enjoying the extraordinary ways in which he and his gift of Knowledge are waking me up to the beauty of THIS moment.

Popcorn, anyone?

The Keys
My story of coming to Maharaji

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at November 27, 2011 10:04 AM


Is it buttered?

Posted by: j bhutu-ji [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 28, 2011 11:26 AM

Jon. I can only refer you to Steven Wright (I believe) who asked the question: "If you strap buttered toast on the back of a cat and toss the cat off a building, will it cat land on it's feet? Modern day Zen koan for you.

Posted by: Mitch Ditkoff [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 28, 2011 04:42 PM

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