Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
Having acquired and understood the knowledge ‘I am’ stay there in seclusion and don’t wander around here and there.
Getting stabilized in the knowledge ‘I am’, even after having understood it, is extremely difficult. Your identification with the body is one thing that stands in between and the other is the mind which although having understood it, is sub-consciously not prepared to accept the teaching. The mind keeps prompting you ‘This can’t be it, it’s too simple’, ‘Try this’, ‘Try that’, ‘It has to be very complex, search more’ and so on, thus the wandering continues endlessly and you remain where you are. The Guru perceives this difficulty and hence advises you to stay in seclusion – not from the society – but from thoughts, just in the sense of ‘being’ or ‘I am’ and never wandering away from it. Remember that physical seclusion and wandering maybe be helpful but is quite secondary to thought seclusion and wandering.
This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita.
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