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Anthony Paul Moo-Young / /, known as Mooji //, (born 29 January 1954) is a spiritual teacher or guru originally from Jamaica. Moo-Young was a student of Papaji, a devotee of the advaita and non-dual master Ramana Maharshi. Mooji has called his relaxed philosophical approach, "the lazy man’s way to enlightenment". Mooji prescribes self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by asking the question "to whom do my thoughts arise?"
Moo-Young was born and grew up in Port Antonio, Jamaica. In 1969, at the age of fifteen, he emigrated to England after his father died. He went to live with his mother who had been living in London since he was a baby. He taught himself to be an artist employing various media including stained glass, ceramics and sculpture. For a while he taught art at a college in Brixton.
Becoming a guru
In November 1993, he met Papaji in Lucknow, India where it is said that he was able to see the ever-present source and truth of existence. In his later years, Moo-Young has held satsangs throughout the world and invites others to contemplate or inquire as to what their source is. Like H.W.L. Poonja, Moo-Young's teachings are simple and he encourages his followers to keep quiet and avoid the mind's influence and abide in the Self which is the witness of all phenomenal existence and therefore before any 'thing', including thoughts and all that is perceived with the five senses (citation needed). Many of his followers watch his satsang sessions through YouTube. Mooji is one of the most well known contemporary teachers of the advaita Vedanta tradition and a "rising international legend".
His brother Peter Moo-Young is a national and international table tennis player for Jamaica. His sister Cherry Groce was accidentally shot by the police in 1985, which triggered the 1985 Brixton riot.
- White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji. Mooji Media Publications. 2014. ISBN 978-1-908408-19-8. (ISBN 978-1-908408-19-8)
- Before I Am: The Direct Recognition of Truth – Dialogues with Mooji. Mooji Media; 2nd edition. 2012. ISBN 978-1-908408-13-6. (ISBN 1908408138)
- Writing on Water: Spontaneous Utterances Insights and Drawings. Mooji Media. 2011. ISBN 978-1-908408-00-6. (ISBN 978-1-908408-00-6)
- Breath of the Absolute – Dialogues with Mooji. 2010. ISBN 978-81-88479-61-0.
- "Mooji - the guru from Jamaica". BBC News. 14 February 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
- Tony Moo Young Paintings + Jamie Reid – Leaving The 20th Century. Brixton 50. Brixton Art Gallery Archive 1983-1986.
- Mooji. 'Before I Am'. Interview by Iain McNay. In, Conversations on non-duality. Twenty-six awakenings. Edited by Eleonora Gilbert. Cherry Red Books, 2011.
- Gethin, W. (2011)The Buddha from Brixton. Kindred Spirit Interview.
- Monte Sahaja - Mooji in Portugal.