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

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In the womb the I am is dormant, at three years it arises spontaneously; it climaxes at middle age and diminishes in old age and finally it disappears.

Between the appearance and disappearance of the I am is covered an entire life time. Both, the arrival and departure are not in your hands and occur quite spontaneously. The change of your signature, as life progresses, is a fairly good indicator of this rise and fall of the I am. In later stages of your life you are quite unable to sign the way you did in your middle age or youth. Even if you manage to do it, it requires a great effort that too with an uncertainty in the background.
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