Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'


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There is no explanation how this seed, this consciousness or the knowledge ‘I am’ has arisen. But once come it keeps humming through the ‘gunas’.

The arising of the knowledge ‘I am’ occurs quite spontaneously and there is no explanation as to how this seed consciousness came to be. It is just like we have no explanation as why does a child like to play? But once the knowledge ‘I am’ arises it like to keep humming through the ‘gunas’ or the three qualities that along with the five elements make up the body. The word ‘humming’ of gunas has been used because in Marathi ‘gun-gun’ means humming.
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This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita. Visit Pradeep's blog 'thenisargadattagita.blogspot.com' for more inspiring resources on Nisargadatta Maharaj