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

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This ‘I am’ or Balkrishna state has great potential. Here ‘Bal’ means the child food body and ‘Krishna’ means ‘non-knowing’.

The Guru further goes on to explain this ignorant-child-principle or the Balkrishna state, which is nothing else but the ‘I am’, as having a great potential. Why so? Because it is the primary concept or illusion on which is constructed everything else about you and your life. And, not only you but this ‘I am’ has created the entire universe or cosmos, in its absence none of these exist. ‘Bal’ means the child food body which also implies strength or power and ‘Krishna’ means ‘non-knowing’, which implies not knowing its own strength. This Balkrishna is very powerful and its potential for creation is enormous, just like the small seed that is quite unaware of its potential for creating a large banyan tree.
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