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


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The ‘So Hum’ japa (recitation) is incessantly going on in your pulse indicating ‘I am’; get in tune with it by recitation.

The pulse which is evident in the form of the breath is observable as two subtle sounds during inhalation and exhalation, which we hear as ‘So Hum’. This ‘So Hum’ sound is taken to be a ‘Mantra’ for ‘Japa’ (recitation) and means ‘I am That’. The ‘So Hum’ sound that is naturally available to you is actually wordless and indicates the primordial ‘I am’. Some seekers may find this method conducive for their practice so the Guru recommends recitation of the ‘So Hum’ and getting in tune with it.
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