Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

4 Sep
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There is no ‘I’ apart from the body, nor the world. The three appear and disappear together. At the root is the sense ‘I am’. Go beyond it. The idea ‘I-am-not-the-body’ is merely an antidote to the idea ‘I-am-the-body’ which is false. What is that ‘I am’ ? Unless you know yourself, what else can you know ?

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 294

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