Sri Nisagadatta Maharaj

16 Jul

The discovery of the truth is in the discernment of the false. You can know what is not . What is – you can only be. Knowledge is relative to the known. In a way it is the counterpart of ignorance. Where ignorance is not, where is the need of knowledge ? By themselves neither ignorance nor knowledge have being. They are only states of mind, which again is but an appearance of movement in consciousness which is in its essence immutable.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That’, p 370

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