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


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Understand the ‘I am’, transcend it and realize the Absolute. In such a simplified way nobody has expounded this profound teaching.

You see the sunrise and sunset everyday on the horizon, but does it really occur? Is there ever any horizon? You may try to approach the horizon but you will never reach it. The appearance and disappearance of the ‘I am’ is like the sunrise and sunset, it only appears to have occurred on the horizon, but actually there is no such thing. From the point of view of the Sun, which stands apart, it never knows the sunrise or the sunset at all; it is always there, shining away in its magnanimous glory. This was just an analogy to enable us understand the ‘I am’, the comprehension of which has been time and again stressed on by the Guru. The understanding is then used as basis for the ‘Sadhana’ (practice) that has to follow, which is abidance in the ‘I am’ or the knowledge ‘I am’ meditating on itself. That is all that has to be done, which if done correctly and earnestly, would lead you to your ultimate destination, the Absolute or ‘Parabrahman’. Quite certainly, this profound teaching could not have been expounded in more than such a simplified way.
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