Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
Once you stabilize in the ‘I am’ you will realize that it is not the eternal state, but ‘you’ are eternal and ancient.
You must have observed that although you see people die around you everyday, you for yourself feel that you are going to continue as you are. Deep down, sub-consciously, you believe that things will remain as they are, nothing will change. Strangely although, in retrospect, you find that things have changed quite dramatically from what they were several years back, especially your notions, ideas and most of all priorities. It is this sub-conscious urge for eternity or immortality that has dragged you into spirituality. In a way you were not wrong, except that you mistakenly believed that you as a body, a person or as the ‘I am so and so’ are going to continue. Following the teaching of the Guru when you stabilize in the wordless ‘I am’ you will realize that it is not eternal. You stand apart from the ‘I am’ as the true formless Absolute which is a witness to the ‘I am’ which has appeared on it. This true being of yours is eternal and ancient.
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