Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
The knowledge that is prior to thought – ‘I am’ – is covered by a human body which is a food-body with the vital breath and knowledge of the Self (Prana and Jnana).
The very earliest ‘I am’ was not only devoid of name and form but was also free from words, it was non-verbal. Gradually as the processes of conditioning begin, the non-verbal ‘I am’ becomes the verbal ‘I am’. You learn words and language which are all additives on the pure non-verbal ‘I am’. Through your senses you perceive the body which requires food and vital breath for sustenance, the ‘I am’ identifies with the body and you say ‘I am so and so’. Despite of all these coverings, the indwelling knowledge of the Self or the pure ‘I am’ is always there. It is only a question of putting aside everything and uncovering it and getting stabilized in it, which is the ‘Sadhana’ (practice) that is being prescribed.
This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita.
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