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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

14 Dec
Cover of "I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisar...

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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

Cover of I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

The reward of self-knowledge is freedom from the personal self. You cannot know the knower, for you are the knower. The fact of knowing proves the knower. You need no other proof. The knower of the known is not knowable. Just like the light is known in colors only, so is the knower known in knowledge.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 360

Sri Ramana Maharishi

6 Nov
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The Self is the source of subject and object. Now ignorance prevailing, the subject is taken to be the source. The subject is the knower and forms one of the triads whose components cannot exist independent of one another. So the subject or the knower cannot be the ultimate Reality. Reality lies beyond subject and object. When realized there will be no room for doubt.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, from the classic, ‘Talks’, p 481