I Am That: Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Paperback – Aug 7 2012
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MAN BROUGHT UP AND LIVED IN SLUM AREAS NISARGA DATT MAHARAJ BECAME FAMOUS FOR HIS SIMPLE DISCOUSES,EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND WITH DEEP SPIRITUAL MEANING --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. (I AM THAT p.113)
General knowledge develops the mind, no doubt. But if you are going to spend your life in amassing knowledge, you build a wall round yourself. To go beyond the mind, a well-furnished mind is not needed. (p50)
The window is the absence of the wall, and it gives air and light because it is empty. Be empty of al mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in. (p260)
Leave it all behind you. Forget it. Go forth, unburdened with ideas and beliefs. Abandon all verbal structures, all relative truth, all tangible objectives. (p340)
All are mere words, of what use are they to you? You are entangled in the web of verbal definitions and formulations. Go beyond your concepts and ideas; in the silence of desire and thought the truth is found. (p295)
Too much analysis leads you nowhere. There is in you the core of being which is beyond analysis, beyond the mind. You can know it in action only. The legitimate function of the mind is to tell you what is not. But if you want possitive knowledge, you must go beyond the mind. (p341)
Before you can know anything directly, non-verbally, you must know the knower. So far, you took the mind for the knower, but it is not so. The mind clogs you up with images and ideas, which leave scars in memory. You take remembering to be knowledge. True knowledge is ever fresh, new, unexpected. It wells up from within.Read more ›
[If you've ever had a lucid dreaming experience, I can tell you that his message/Self-reminder will probably elicit the same feeling-realization you had upon achieving consciousness inside a dream for the very first time.]
His words cut through the ego, makes ashes of spellbounding psychological time in order to reveals what is naked, true, brilliantly vivid and Real; your own true being which cannot be described, only experienced. I feel as though my whole search has lead me to this point. If you find yourself here reading this review then congratulations! It's time to wake up sunshine because you've been dreaming for far too long.
If you are really after a clearer understanding of your relationship to your thoughts and the world around you, as well as
who or what you really are from a universal perspective then reading this book may bring the answers you have been looking for. If your are just "interested" then you may be disappointed because the truth of "you" lays beyond all mental conceptions of who you are.
Unlike teachers like Muktananda or the many others who prescribe arduous practices with a promise that "I" will get "Enlightened" if I just keep going, Maharaj and his kindred spirits like Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman hold out no such phony carrots. The essence of their teaching is, the I that wants Enlightenment simply DOES NOT EXIST expect as a dreamed character in a vast dream of THAT.
I love it.
Charlie (Ishan) Hayes
Costa Mesa California 7 June 2004
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Since it's a compilation of impromptu talks, there is a some overlap. But it really drives home the general roadmap of how to interpret life and all the daily experience we absorb... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
A beautiful foundation book for spirituality and awareness. So many wonderful passages to read and absorb. Great book helps you make changes in your life for the better..Published on Aug. 25 2013 by Heather
A life-changing book, May 10, 2012
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I don't know how to measure such things, or whether my opinion matters, but this book is like Rumi's work, in the sense that it is like bread: a staple of my spiritual diet... Read morePublished on March 11 2012 by M. Devlin
Clear, profound, delightful, most precious help to honest seeking and finding.
To be read with an open heart and a quiet mind.
I am that. I am. I.