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


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The borderline of ‘I am’ (beingness) and ‘I am not’ (non-beingness) is the precise location where the intellect subsides, it’s the ‘maha-yoga’ state, be there.

Your arrival at the ‘I am’ in its wordless and pure state is the first thing to be done. Now after you have arrived here you have to dwell or stay here, this would be possible only after repeated attempts. Beware! This is a very slippery place! The pull of the mind or intellect is very strong, it cannot bear the ‘I am’ very long. But once you stabilize in the ‘I am’, the intellect, although it doesn’t go, also stabilizes there. It is only after stabilizing in the ‘I am’ for a prolonged period that a moment would come when, quite spontaneously, you would also know that ‘I am not’. This is the border zone and the precise location where the intellect subsides and you are in a state of ‘not-knowing’. This is called the ‘Maha-yoga’ or the ‘Great-yoga’, the union of ‘being’ and ‘non-being’ that is difficult to come by, hence ‘Great’.
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