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

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The ‘I am’ in you came from the ‘I am’ in your parents but only then could they be called parents!

The fact that the ‘I am’ came from the ‘I am’ in your parents, or the parents created you is the usual conventional understanding. But just think of it the other way around, your parents could be called ‘parents’ only after your arrival, not before that! Before that they were just a couple, prospective parents, but not parents yet, until your arrival. Looking at it in this manner, in a way, you have created the ‘parents’, so, who created whom? And, we talk of all this being the reality! Is it?
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