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