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I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

I Am That Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj This collection of the timeless teachings of one of the greatest sages of India Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer s

  • Title: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Author: Nisargadatta Maharaj Sudhaker S. Dikshit Maurice Frydman
  • ISBN: 9780893860226
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection of the timeless teachings of one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer s life and work I Am That preserves Maharaj s dialogues with the followers who came from around the world seeking his guidance in destroying false identities The sage s soThis collection of the timeless teachings of one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer s life and work I Am That preserves Maharaj s dialogues with the followers who came from around the world seeking his guidance in destroying false identities The sage s sole concern was with human suffering and the ending of suffering It was his mission to guide the individual to an understanding of his true nature and the timelessness of being He taught that mind must recognize and penetrate its own state of being, being this or that, here or that, then or now, but just timeless being.

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    1. Nisargadatta Maharaj Sudhaker S. Dikshit Maurice Frydman

      Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita Nondualism , and a Guru, belonging to the Navnath Sampradaya Sri Nisargadatta, with his direct and minimalistic explanation of non dualism, is considered the most famous teacher of Advaita since Ramana Maharshi In 1973, the publication of his most famous and widely translated book, I AM THAT , an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers.According to Sri Nisargadatta, the purpose of spirituality is to know who you are His discussions are not for academic scholars He is a rebellious spirit, abrupt in his style of discussion, provocative, and immensely profound, cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials His terse but potent sayings are known for their ability to trigger radical shifts from philosophical mind games to the purity of consciousness, just by hearing or even reading them.He talked about the direct way of knowing the Final Reality, in which one becomes aware of one s original nature through mental discrimination, breaking the mind s false identification with the ego, knowing that You are already That The scene for these talks was a small upstairs room at his humble flat in Khetwadi, used for his own meditation and also for daily chantings A simple man, Nisargadatta was a house holder and a petty shop keeper selling bidis hand made leaf rolled cigarettes.

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    1. I was 18 the first time I bought I AM THAT, but I was 39 before I was able to read it For this reason, I thought I might give a little advice about how to keep company with this book, a very beautiful and peculiar one, and unlike any other.You will find your own way, as many others have before you After all, this is the favorite book of many of the strangest people you will ever meet In fact, there appear to be a significant number of people who do nothing, except read this book, and then accost [...]


    2. If I had to choose one spiritual book, just one, only one would be this one Nisargadatta points to the truth with such clarity.


    3. If I had to pick one book to take to a desert island, I Am That would be it I ve read it numerous times and still find inspiration and guidance from it The excellent translation by Maurice Frydman makes I Am That eminently readable It is filled with so many pearls of wisdom that I underlined practically the whole book Incidentally, you can find the complete book online here celextel otherbooks ni


    4. I have been reading this book for eight or nine years, picking it up now and then and reading it for a week or two, then taking something else up I began reading it when my first meditation teacher, Larry Rosenberg, told me quite casually, when we were in a bookstore that it was a great book, and great it is It is a series of dialogues with an Indian man, an ordinary householder, who is enlightened I don t know what that word means, but I do know that Sri Nisargadatta sees the world much diffent [...]


    5. You cannot go wrong with this book, though my edition is much older, worn and tattered from travels with me, including India I had the good fortune to meet Nisargadatta in his home in Mumbai, when it was still Bombay, many years ago and hear him talk I never will forget his kind presence.he was absolutely present This book is for every spiritual seeker who wants to stop seeking Nisargadatta was that rare being who lived as he taught He was what he taught.



    6. Meditation is a SATTVIC activity and aims at complete elimination of TAMAS inertia and RAJAS motivity Pure SATTVA harmony is perfect freddom from sloth and restlessness,The SATTVA is pure and strong always It s its own goal It manifests spontaneosly and effortlessly, when things are left to themselves, are not interfered with, not shunned, or wanted, or conceptualized, but just experienced in full awarness Such awarness itself is SATTVA it does not make use of things and people it fulfills them [...]


    7. This book is an English translation from audio recordings The book is arranged in a qa format and covers many topics such as god, the ego, living in the world, free will, and generally how maharaj sees things from the perspective of a self realized person There is lots of very poetic descriptions such as You are like the point of the pencil by mere contact with you the mind draws its picture of the world You are single and simple the picture is complex and extensive Don t be misled by the pictur [...]


    8. Nisargadatta Maharaj in I AM THAT make clear the meaning Advaita in strike matter Before I read I Am That s very dificult to understand another advaita clasic.Nisargadatta,is great teacher advaita in our times I read Ramana Maharshi.but for wordsI like words from Nisargadatta MaharajNisargadatta is cleard he speak with clarityhis dialogues very fresh and spontaneous.I always read his words and I feel immersed with his wordsI try to contemplatemember.d this is my practices.


    9. I will be reading and re reading this book over and over for an indefinite period of time Sri Nisaragadatta is interviewed by a westerner and his answers are as clear as crystal about why people suffer and how we can find peace within ourselves in chaos.


    10. A series of q a with seekers, it remains spiritual whiskey Not for the timid Brought me out of an unconscious life into one of discovery.


    11. This collection of practice interviews with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj never fails to astonish me Students bring him the most difficult and abstruse philosophical and religious questions, and without fail he answers them clearly and directly, in plain, simple language that is easy to understand I ve rarely encountered any testimony of any spiritual master that was persuasive on its face of the profound degree of insight and obtainment on the part of its master Here s an example from one of the ea [...]


    12. not a book you read for entertainment, a book you read for understanding and knowledge about the nature of self, consciousness and reality A collection of Nisargadatta s talks, demonstrating what an incredibly coherent and profound way he had of putting the highest truth into relatively simple words That said, you have to be ready to read this and lay the groundwork, otherwise it ll be fairly mind boggling and meaningless But if you re ready to get it wow Your life or at least your understanding [...]


    13. The whole book is a dialogue between a realized master and his student s After reading too many books looking for the ultimate Reality, this is the most clarifying of It I have found.My only critique is that he describes our true identity too accurately, and consequently, the ideas can be redundantere s only so much to say The seeker is the sought.


    14. Nisargadatta is a negation specialist pointing to a deeper, sustaining reality He is in good company with Jed McKenna, Wei Wu Wei, Richard Rose, Ashtavakra Gita, UG Krishnamurti If corporeal emotional transcendence is of interest, look no further He is generally antagonistic and often eloquently arrogant It s funny He s sort of like a vampire stand up comic, who only makes jokes about the differences between vampires and humans Anything a human says is irrelevant because it comes from the human [...]


    15. Not everyone can read this book Even after half a century of its publication, perhaps only a handful of people around the globe has reached the state necessary to read this book I feel like we are a secret brotherhood Adios amigos, brothers and sisters.



    16. I Am That is a wonderful book The path to self realization is covered in simple language and ways Nisargadatta Maharaj s wisdom shines through and with the translation being excellent, the result is almost poetic He speaks consistently on the direct experience of I am , getting rid of all misconceptions of the mind Of the entire narrative, I only felt his answers on personal virtue smoking, food habits and action to end suffering were inadequate and inconsistent with the rest of the teachings Ni [...]


    17. I am always reading this If I feel the urge, I pick it up, turn to a page, and find what I m looking for Seriously.


    18. A complete mindf k of the best kind This one really tickled my pineal gland It is like entering a dark room You see nothing you may touch, but you do not see no colors, no outlines The window opens and the room is flooded with light Colors and shapes come into being The window is the giver of light, but not the source of it The sun is the source Similarly, matter is like the dark room consciousness the window flooding matter with sensations and perceptions, and the supreme is the sun, the source [...]


    19. I have been looking for a book which will make me say this time thats it for a long time I bought or reviewed many books that is meant to help you this one is really something you feel that the words are the words of an extraordinary human being even dont kmow if he is a human being in the sense we use this word it is sincere only and only this time felt this Maharaj is sincere on the answers, no commercial aims just answers coming from within I am still reading it and must admit that it is very [...]


    20. I read this book for the first time earlier this year I m now reading it for a second time I choose not to get too wordy here But having read material by Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, A Course in Miracles, etc, etc, this book really gets to the heart of the matter I also read Consciousness and the Absolute Final Talks with Nisargadatta Maharaj Great book too I agree with others, having read this book or any book by N.Maharaj, the urge to seek out other spiritual books diminishes significantly.



    21. This book can be understood by reading first few chapters.The book is a conversation in question answer format, that half of the answers are same, application of being with oneself Book tells not about yoga exercise or any breathing practice, neither about religion or any ritual it is all about focus on self.This man rejects emotional suppression like bramhacharya He also shows disagreement with idea of god.Pleasure and pain are two different sides of same coin, if you earn the coin you will ge [...]


    22. I AM THAT is a transcription of question and answer dialogues between the Indian yoga teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj and his students and visitors He believes that the percieved world and mind are illusory manifestations of a non describable, yet aware, entity I can see how I construct my own reality as my brain processes the inputs from my sensory organs However, I think their is a reality from which my perceptions arise He helpfully challenges my assumption that what I see is the reality We may [...]


    23. this is the kind of book which can take years to read very dense in that it opens the mind, shakes out paradigms, and catalyzes new thoughts which need to simmer, percolate and be experienced in practice while engaging the world with new perspective coming back to it is like an old friend and a fresh spring day refreshing and comforting companionship on a sometimes solitary journey of self exploration and earnest, albeit often ungraceful, experiencing of the true nature of reality, the meeting o [...]


    24. This book transformed my life for ever It was made manifest to me at a most challenging time A book that reveals the illusion of the mind and disharmony caused by attachment to thoughts as they ebb and flow on the tide of consciousness There is really nowhere to go and nobody you have to be Identification with form and ego create separation and all fall away when you become the witness and the watcher of the dreams you create Out of that realisation comes a stillness and a peace you know has alw [...]


    25. So the Ideas in this book given by Maharaj really makes sense But almost every chapter is an overdose of ideas and it gets petty monotonous This is one of those books which should perhaps be read on a quite morning and only in parts THe reason why i liked the ideas and concepts here is that it is not governed by religion o religion practices


    26. One of the most prfound and direct spiritual books I have ever read I read it slowly a parargraph at a time each morning after meditation and look forward to a lifetime of studying it.


    27. I have been reading this book for eight or nine years, picking it up now and then and reading it for a week or two, then taking something else up I began reading it when my first meditation teacher, Larry Rosenberg, told me quite casually, when we were in a bookstore that it was a great book, and great it is It is a series of dialogues with an Indian man, an ordinary householder, who is enlightened I don t know what that word means, but I do know that Sri Nisargadatta sees the world much diffent [...]


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