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


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You are not always in contact with the ‘I am’ or it is not permanent. When you are not aware of the ‘I am’, ‘Who’ is not aware?

As the Absolute or the ‘Parabrahman’ you are not always in contact with the ‘I am’, it appears and disappears on you and is not permanent. This is being said in terms of a life time, the ‘I am’ is initially dormant from birth till its appearance and during sleep it held in abeyance, but it is always there in the background. Usually also you are not aware of the ‘I am’ but it is because you are caught up or engrossed with the ‘I am’ plus ‘this’ and ‘that’. The add-ons on the ‘I am’ make you totally oblivious of its purity and in a dream-like manner you navigate your life. Now you are being told to come down to the ‘I am’ in its nascent pure form without words and abide in it. In the process of this abidance, the ‘I am’ disappears or you are not aware of it. Then, who was not aware of it? There has to be a permanent principle in the background that swallowed it.
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