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

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Erroneously you have handed over this knowledge ‘I am’ to the body thereby reduced the limitless to the limited; hence you are afraid of dying.

Just try to recollect the moment when you came to know that ‘you are’ or the knowledge ‘I am’ appeared. Initially in that nascent stage you only knew that ‘I am’ and periodically you receded in the state of ‘I am not’. This lasted for some time and then parents, people around you and the environs began encroaching on the purity of your ‘I am’. You were made to wear the uniform or garb of ‘so and so’ and here began the whole error. The limitless was reduced to the limited and you became an individual encased in a body. You were told that you were born and you inferred you would die one day. You love this ‘I am’ this ‘beingness’, you do not want to loose it at any cost, and hence the fear of death prevails.
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