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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

17 Nov
Cover of "I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisar...

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

To be aware is to be awake. Unaware means asleep. You are aware anyhow, you need not try to be. What you need is to be aware of being aware. Be aware deliberately and consciously, broaden and deepen the field of awareness. You are always conscious of the mind, but you are not aware of yourself as being conscious.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 220

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

26 Aug
Cover of "I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisar...

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

….It is your childishness you are returning to. You are not fully grown up; there are levels left undeveloped because unattended. Just give full attention to what in you is crude and primitive, unreasonable and unkind, altogether childish, and you will ripen. It is the maturity of heart and mind that is essential. It comes effortlessly when the main obstacle is removed – inattention, unawareness. In awareness you grow.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 296

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

11 Aug

The fact of pain is easily brought within the focus of awareness. With suffering it is not that simple. To focus suffering is not enough, for mental life as we know it, is one continuous stream of suffering. To reach the deeper layers of of suffering you must go to its roots and uncover their vast underground underground network, where fear and desire are closely interwoven and the currents of life’s energy oppose, obstruct and destroy each other.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That’, p 278