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Nisargadatta Maharaj
Nisargadatta Maharaj
Satsang . earth Satsang . earth Agenda Agenda Contact Contact Blog Blog Facebook Facebook Home Home Alexander Smit Alexander Smit Selvarajan Yesudian Selvarajan Yesudian » » » » » » Ramana Maharshi Ramana Maharshi Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897 - 1981)“I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says “I am everything”. Wisdom says “I am nothing”. Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both... Theoretically you always have a chance for self-realization. In practice a situation must arise (satsang), when all the factors necessary for self-realization are present…  There is the body and there is the Self, between them is the mind, in which the Self is reflected as ‘I am’. Because of the imperfections of the mind, its crudity and restlessness, lack of discernment and insight, it takes itself to be the body and not the Self. All that is needed is to purify the mind so      that it can realize its identity with the Self. When the mind merges in the Self, the body presents no problems. It remains what it is, an instrument of cognition and action, the tool and the expression of the creative fire within. Go back to that state of pure being, where the ‘I am’ is still in its purity before it gets contaminated with ‘this I am’ or ‘that I am’... The self-styled gurus talk of ripeness and effort, of merits and achievements, of destiny and grace; all these are mere mental formations, projections of an addicted mind. Instead of helping, they obstruct. It is not what you do, but what you stop doing that matters…Teachers there may be many, fearless disciples very few…” N N Nisargadatta Maharaj