Ramesh S. Balsekar (1917-2009) is known and loved by seekers from around the world as an eloquent Master of Advaita (Non-duality). After retiring as President of the Bank of India, he translated into English, many of the daily talks given in Marathi by his Guru Nisargadatta Maharaj. He began spreading the teaching in1982 after Maharaj had twice directed him to talk. After this, he wrote over 30 books on Advaita as well. Ramesh is widely regarded as an undeniably unique and uncompromising teacher in his presentation of the concepts, in keeping with an early premonitory remark by Maharaj that as a teacher Ramesh would not be “”parroting”” the words of his Guru.
The basic concept of Ramesh’s teaching is that, “All there is, is Consciousness”; all actions are happenings – the functioning of the Primal Energy and not the doing by anyone. He framed his concepts in the context of daily living, from his experience as a bank president and a family man.