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

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The I am is there even without your saying so. Once you understand the I am, there is nothing further to understand.

The knowledge I am is ever there, residing in all at all times. There exists not a single thing devoid of the I am, it expresses itself through the five elements and three qualities. As is the combination of the elements and qualities so is the expression of I am. This expression could be good or bad depending on the combination, but the I am itself stands in its purity. Understanding the I am is the very basis of the teaching, that done, there remains nothing further to be understood. What follows hereafter is the Sadhana (practice), which is the meditation on the I am. Your earnestness, sincerity and intensity of the practice would determine further progress.
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