Tag Archives: Maharashtra

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

30 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

Noble friendship (satsang) is the supreme remedy for all ills, physical and mental.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 110

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

21 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

You begin by letting thoughts flow and watching them. The very observation slows down the mind till it stops altogether. Once the mind is quiet, keep it quiet. Don’t get bored with peace, be in it, go deeper into it.

Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 224

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

20 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

The peace you claim to have found is very brittle, any little thing can crack it. What you call peace is only absence of disturbance. It is hardly worth the name. The real peace cannot be disturbed. Can you claim a peace of mind that is unassailable ?

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 142

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

13 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

….Timelessness is beyond the illusion of time, it is not an extension in time.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 258

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

8 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

To exist means to be something, a thing, a feeling, a thought, an idea. All existence is particular. Only being is universal, in the sense that every being is compatible with every other being. Existences clash, being – never. Existence means becoming, change, birth and death and birth again, while in being there is silent peace.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 62

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

4 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

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

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

2 Sep
picture of a copy of Nisargadatta's "I Am...

Image via Wikipedia

You need not worry about your worries. Just be. Do not try to be quiet; do not make ‘being quiet’ into a task to be performed. Don’t be restless about ‘being quiet’, miserable about ‘being happy’. Just be aware that you are and remain aware – don’t say: ‘yes, I am; what next ?’ There is no ‘next’ in ‘I am’. It is a timeless state.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, from the classic ‘I am That‘, p 508