Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
To do away with body-mind sense or identity, imbibe or dwell in the ‘I am’, later the ‘I am’ would merge in the ultimate nature.
When the ‘I am’ dawned on you, in its very early stages it did not identify with the body. You will have to apply your mind, go back, and try to recollect that phase when only the pure ‘I am’ existed with no adjuncts. It is much later and very gradually that the ‘I am’ starts identifying with the body initially and mind also joining in with time. All this occurs with you yourself being quite unaware of it, parents, teachers, friends, relatives and surroundings contribute to the process and strengthen the verbal ‘I am’ and you have a well developed so called ‘personality’. If you are lucky enough, at some stage of your life, you will come across the right Guru who will point out the fallacy of this mistaken identity. He now explains this knowledge ‘I am’ to you and asks you to abide in it to do away with the body-mind sense or your present identity. By and by a moment would come when the ‘I am’ would merge into your true ultimate nature.
This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita.
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