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


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You must meditate on the I am without holding on to the body-mind, the I am is the first ignorance, persist on it and you will go beyond it.

Bring all your attention to the I am, meditate on it; try to do it by keeping the body-mind totally aside. In the beginning the body-mind would resist this reversion but with practice they would automatically not interfere. Remember, this I am has tricked you into believing the unreal so you may call it the first ignorance. You have to be after this I am constantly only then you can go beyond it, otherwise it will continue playing games with you.
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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