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


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The primary concept I am appears spontaneously and is the source of all concepts, so everything is mental entertainment.

The first time when you came to know that you are or I am, how did it happen? Did you play any part in bringing about this feeling? No, it came quite spontaneously, on its own. In its nascent phase the I am was pure with nothing attached to it, it was non-verbal. Gradually as you grew up the pure non-verbal I am donned the guise of a verbal I am with the so and so attached to it and many, many more attachments followed. So you can see that the primary concept was the I am, all other concepts followed this primary one. Now, after understanding and following the teachings of the Guru you have realized that the I am is false! The root is cut! Thenceforth, whatever follows, can it be anything else but mental entertainment?
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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