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

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Thoroughly investigate the appearance and disappearance of the I am did you desire it, or did it just happen?

After the Guru makes you understand the importance of the knowledge I am without words, you have to thoroughly investigate it on your own. For this you have to constantly ponder over what he has said. Understanding, meditation and conviction grow together, therein one of the important question that is asked, is about the appearance and disappearance of the I am. The question is that did it occur through your wanting or desiring? Was it a volitional process? If you have correctly understood the I am the answer would be that it came and would go spontaneously, on its own. This would strike a blow to the belief you hold that you are doer and may even end it.
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