Nisargadatta Maharaj

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on consciousness, attention, love, and wisdom

I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says "I am everything". Wisdom says "I am nothing". Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on self, effort, and nothingness

Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not be convinced that effort will take you nowhere. The self is so self-confident that unless it is totally discouraged it will not give up. Mere verbal conviction is not enough. Hard facts alone can show the absolute nothingness of the self-image.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on mind, thoughts, stillness, and awakening

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on meaning, awakening, and mind

The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind - the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Of the unknowable only silence talks. The mind can talk only of what it knows. If you diligently investigate the knowable, it dissolves and only the unknowable remains. But with the first flicker of imagination, interest in the unknowable is obscured and the known comes to the fore. The known, the changing, is what you live with- the unchangeable is of no use to you. Only when you are satiated with the changeable and long for the unchangeable, are you ready for the turning round and stepping into what can be described, when seen from the level of the mind, as emptiness and darkness. The mind craves content and variety, while reality is, to the mind, contentless and invariable.

The person is merely the result of a misunderstanding. There is no such thing. Feelings, thoughts, and actions race before the watcher in endless succession, creating an illusion of continuity.

Only the sense 'I am' persisted- unchanged. Stay with the changeless among the changing until you are able to go beyond.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on life, mind, and reality

Question: So many saints and mystics lived and died.  They did not change my world.
Maharaj:How could they?  Your world is not theirs, nor is theirs yours.
Question: Surely there is a factual world common  to all?
Maharaj: The world of things, of energy, of matter?  Even if there were such a  common world of things and forces, it is not the world we live in.  Ours is a world of feelings and ideas, of attractions and repulsions, of scales of values, of motives and incentives: a mental world altogether.  Biologically we need very little; our problems are of a different order.  Problems created by desires and fears and wrong ideas can be solved only on the level of the mind.  You must conquer your own mind, and for this you must go beyond it.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, That is love. And between these two, my life flows.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I AM THAT

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

We love variety, the play of pain and pleasure, we are fascinated by contrasts. For this we need the opposites and their apparent separation. We enjoy them for a time and then get tired and crave for the peace and silence of pure being.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

There is no such thing as peace of mind. Mind means disturbance; restlessness itself is mind.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Refuse to think in terms of this or that. All pain needs investigation. The mind is nothing else but the self. Assumption obscures reality without destroying it. All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false..

Your being a person is due to the illusion of space and time.
The mind creates time and space and takes its own creations for reality.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: Nisargadatta Maharaj. Fleure.

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