Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
The ‘I am’ is the divinity in you and cause of the sacred repetition (‘Japa’) in you breath of ‘So Hum’ (I am ‘That’).
The ‘I am’ is the divinity or God in you and makes its presence felt through the sacred repetition or ‘Japa’ continuously going on in you in the form of breath. The ancient ones carefully observed the breath and found two subtle sounds coming in it at every inhalation and exhalation. When you deeply and slowly inhale you can hear ‘Soooo’ and when you exhale the same slowly you can hear ‘Huuum’, these sounds are called ‘So Hum’ which in Sanskrit means ‘I am That’. Many a practitioners do this meditation of focusing their attention on the breath and observing the sound ‘So Hum’ which is taken to be a ‘mantra’ (condensed sacred words with a deep meaning).
This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita.
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