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


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This knowledge ‘I am’, the ‘sattva’ cannot tolerate itself, so it needs the ‘rajas’ (doing) and ‘tamas’ (claiming doership) for sustenance.

Understanding the ‘I am’ is one thing and abiding in the ‘I am’ is quite a challenging task. It sounds simple but the ‘Sadhana’ (practice) requires considerable determination and earnestness on part of the seeker. It is made clear here that the ‘I am’ in its purity is the ‘sattva’ quality which cannot tolerate itself (no wonder you slip!). The ‘sattva’ constantly demands the companionship of the qualities ‘rajas’ (doing) and ‘tamas’ (claiming doership). But this is a battle against the current, remember you are reverting, so hold on to the ‘I am’ and persist with it.
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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