Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Awaken to the Eternal - A Journey of Self-Discovery
The seeker is he who is in search of himself.
Give up all questions except one: 'Who am I?' After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The 'I am' is certain. The 'I am this' is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not.
Discover all that you are not - body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that - nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand that on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realize that you are the limitless being.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I Am That - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Chetana, 2009, S. VI
Buchtipp: I Am That
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 (now in its ninth printing) continues to draw new audiences and to enlighten anxious seekers for self-realization. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was a teacher who did not propound any ideology or religion but gently unwrapped the mystery of the self. His message is simple, direct and yet sublime. I Am That preserves his dialogues with the followers who came from around the world seeking 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, not 'being this or that, here or there, then or now', but just timeless being. © Bild und Text Chetana. I Am That - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Chetana, 2009
DVD-Tipp: Awaken to the Eternal
Take a privileged seat in Nisargadatta's room in Bombay and join him in the midst of spirited conversation. Maharaj always spoke from direct spiritual experience, hammering away at the concepts that keep us from understanding what Truth and Freedom really are. Contains all of the available footage of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The essence of his teachings is clearly presented, and several people who had an opportunity to be with him discuss the impact of his presence and teachings in their lives. Included are interviews with Jack Kornfield, Jean Dunn, Stephen Wolinsky, and Robert Powell. © Bild und Text Inner Directions. Awaken to the Eternal - Nisargadatta Maharaj - A Journey of Self-Discovery, Directed by B.W. Salzman, DVD, NTSC, English, 59 minutes, Inner Directions, 2006
Awareness / Consciousness
"Awareness is primordial; it is the original state, beginningless, endless, uncaused, unsupported, without parts, without change. Consciousness is on contact, a reflection against a surface, a state of duality. There can be no consciousness without awareness, but there can be awareness without consciousness, as in deep sleep. Awareness is absolute, consciousness is relative to its content; consciousness is always of something. Consciousness is partial and changeful, awareness is total, changeless, calm and silent. And it is the common matrix of every experience."
Awareness and Consciousness, Chapter 11, S. 27
I Am That - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Chetana, 2009