The mind was originally a tool in the struggle for biological survival. Whatever your path is it ends with complete surrender to the truth. The names of Brahman are innumerable. In other words, the process will have reached its allotted end. Yet for the benefit of those who do not know Marathi I created the The Unborn Nisargadatta from a translation of my original notes in Marathi. When the mind is purified, consciousness is seen clearly.
He became a saddhu and walked barefoot to the Himalayas, but eventually returned to Mumbai where he lived for the rest of his life, working as a cigarette vendor and giving religious instruction in his home. It needs to be sipped slowly, one chapter at a time, rather than gulped in mass. Satguru verses 189 to 206 Sample Preview Forewarning The words you are about to read have the potential to take you to the highestpossible level of your being. Without the Guru, consciousness cannot realize itself. There is no knowing what He will grant you. Only that which was prior to the appearance of this body-cum-consciousness, the Absolute, the ever-present is your true identity. The meaning of the mantra is your consciousness.
With steadfast devotion to the Sadguru, one recognizes that the devotion is to his own Self. He is revealed by the recitation of the Guru-mantra. It is here and now. The work is divided into two books. The Guru reveals to the disciple his own worthiness. Chapter 57; Beyond the Mind There is no Suffering To deal with things, knowledge of things is needed. I Am That I Am: A Tribute to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
One who has understood this has no need to sit in meditation. Excerpt from Meditations With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The Guru's word is your beingness; this should be your conviction. Meditation means holding onto consciousness. The only way to remove body-consciousness is to hold onto the Guru-word. Gaitonde, being well-versed with Marathi, the language Maharaj spoke, is able to convey all the subtle nuances of Maharajs potent words of wisdom.
It contains conversations that occurred between July 1979 and April 1980. For this, no effort is required. The most commonly used word and most pregnant with feelings, and ideas is the word 'I'. The Unborn is always the Unborn. Edited by Jean Dunn During the last two years of his life, when he was dying of cancer, Nisargadatta held many conversations with visitors. Focus attention on your true nature.
Wolinsky transports readers right into the room where they find themselves in the presence of this most extraordinary teacher. The Upanishads are found mostly in the concluding part of the Brahmanas and Aranyakas and have been passed down in oral tradition. For this purpose, you have to give full attention to your true nature all the time. When the last moment arrives, have full faith in whatever the Guru has said. The singer of the Avadhuta Gita is Dattatreya, an Avadhuta, and according to the Nath Sampradaya, the work was heard and transcribed by two of Dattatreya's disciples—Swami and Kartika.
The latter was a brilliant Polish electrical engineer and inventor who spent about half a century in India, where he immersed himself in the ancient teaching of advaita. They subtly push us beyond the ego to our original, pristine and blissful Self, to the rediscovery of Oneness and authentic liberation in our Source. After a brief stint as a clerk, Maruti opened a shop selling children's clothes, tobacco, and leaf-rolled cigarettes, called beedies, which are popular in India. We are fortunate indeed to have what is in all likelihood a direct and accurate record of Nisargadatta Maharaj's teachings. There should be the conviction that the Guru's word itself is 'I'. The Guru's word is final.
Words like dispassionate happiness, affectionate detachment, actionless creation, identity of perceived and perceiver, timelessness and causelessness of things and beings - they all sound strange and cause no response. Everything will become clear when you realize that there exists nothing other than you. To make meditation successful, be faithful to it. The formless consciousness will be uncovered and your true nature will be understood. The Sadguru is the Witness of both the manifest and the unmanifest.
Obviously, for dealing with things and people, words are exceedingly useful. Do not impose body-consciousness on the Guru who is without quality and without form. The firm belief in the Guru's word gives the knowledge of the Self. The Guru has given you the nature of Paramatman. Lacking book knowledge, unburdened by theories and philosophically unprepared, he had no background of fixed ideas to stand between him and his own experience.