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


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Waking, dreaming and deep sleep states pertain only to the ‘I am’, you are above these.

The three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep that all of us commonly experience are in fact based on the ‘I am’ or the ‘Turiya’, the fourth state. Different ways of similar fourfold classification are found abundantly in ancient literature, these are: the four bodies (gross, subtle, causal and supra-causal) or the four forms of ‘Vani’ or Speech (‘Vaikhari’=spoken word, ‘Madhyama’=tangible word in thought, ‘Pashyanti’= intangible word in formation and ‘Para’=source word). In any way we may describe these states, your true natural Absolute or ‘Parabrahman’ state is above all these. The ‘I am’ or ‘Turiya’ only appears on the Absolute and leads to the other three states and experience of the world.
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This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita. Visit Pradeep's blog 'thenisargadattagita.blogspot.com' for more inspiring resources on Nisargadatta Maharaj