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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

29 Aug
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You have invented words like effort, inner, outer, self etc. and seek to impose them on reality. Things just happen to be as they are, but we want to build them into a pattern, laid down by the structure of our language. So strong is this habit, that we tend to deny reality to what cannot be verbalized. We just refuse to see that words are mere symbols, related by convention and habit to repeated experiences.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 376

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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

To find a living Guru is a rare opportunity and a great responsibility. One should not treat these matters lightly. You people are out to buy yourself the heaven and you imagine that the Guru will supply it for a price. You seek to strike a bargain by offering little but asking much. You cheat nobody except yourselves.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 304

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Conflict arises only when desire and fear refer to the same object.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 404

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

The desire to discuss is also mere desire. The desire to know, to have the power, even the desire to exist are desires only. Everybody desires to be, to survive, to continue, for no one is sure of himself. But everybody is immortal. You make yourself mortal by taking yourself to the body.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 363

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

The very admission: ‘I am ignorant’ is the dawn of knowledge. An ignorant man is ignorant of his ignorance. You can say that ignorance does not exist, for the moment it is seen it is no more. Therefore, you may call it unconsciousness or blindness. All you see around and within you is what you do not know and do not understand. To know that you do not know and do not understand is true knowledge, the knowledge of an humble heart.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That’, p 384