Nisargadatta Gita - Message of Nisargadatta Maharaj
with commentary by 'Pradeep Apte'
When you know both the ‘I am’ and the ‘I am not’ then you are the Absolute which transcends both knowingness and no-knowingness.
As you abide in the ‘I am’ for a longer time you shall also realize the state of ‘I am not’ or there would be a state of ‘knowing’ and ‘not-knowing’. Both these states are states of consciousness in its purity; they are the very beginnings of duality. The very arrival of the concept ‘I am’ implies the ‘I am not’ hidden in it or ‘knowing’ has ‘not-knowing’ implied in it, they are opposites, they are pairs and always go together and are impossible to separate. But you are the Absolute which transcends both of them; you are a witness to both these states, they have only appeared on you, they never belonged to you and are illusory
This text is published with permission from Shri Pradeep Apte, the compiler of Nisargadatta Gita.
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