I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

This selection of the undying teachings of 1 of the best sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, looked via many as a "modern non secular classic" is a testomony to the individuality of the seer's lifestyles and paintings
"I Am That" preserves Maharaj's dialogues with the fans who got here from worldwide looking his advice in destroying fake identities. The sage's sole predicament used to be with human discomfort and the finishing of pain. It was once his venture to steer the person to an realizing of his real nature and the timelessness of being. He taught that brain needs to realize and penetrate its personal country of being, "being this or that, right here or that, then or now," yet simply undying being.

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And you are so prone to personalise them. Without causality there will be no order; nor purposeful action will be possible. M: Do you want to know all the causes of each event? Is it possible? Q: I know it is not possible! All I want to know is if there are causes for everything and the causes can be influenced, thereby affecting the events? M: To influence events, you need not know the causes. What a roundabout way of doing things! Are you not the source and the end of every event? Control it at the source itself.

M: You talk of the unconscious when there is a lapse in memory. In reality there is only consciousness. All life is conscious, all consciousness -- alive. Q: Even stones? M: Even stones are conscious and alive. Q: The worry with me is that I am prone to denying existence to what I cannot imagine. M: You would be wiser to deny the existence of what you imagine. It is the imagined that is unreal. Q: Is all imaginable unreal? M: Imagination based on memories is unreal. The future is not entirely unreal.

M: Consciousness itself is the source of everything. Q: Can there be life without consciousness? M: No, nor consciousness without life. They are both one. But in reality only the Ultimate is. The rest is a matter of name and form. And as long as you cling to the idea that only what has name and shape exists, the Supreme will appear to you non-existing. When you understand that names and shapes are hollow shells without any content whatsoever, and what is real is nameless and formless, pure energy of life and light of consciousness, you will be at peace -- immersed in the deep silence of reality.

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