Saturday, 30 May 2020

Where is then that person? - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

When the speech of this dead person enters into the fire, breath into the air, the eye into the sun, the mind into the moon, the hearing into space, into the earth the body, into the ether the self, into the shrubs the hairs of the body, into the trees the hairs of the head, when the blood and the seed are deposited in the water, where is then that person? - Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

If the person is no more, what then is rebirth, heaven, or hell ?

"When the body is no more, the person disappears completely without return, only the witness remains and the Great Unknown." - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Nothing that you perceive can be you

If the parts of a car are replaced one by one every day, would that be the same car or different? The cells of a human body are continuously getting replaced. So, is it the same body you have every day?

"Discover all that you are not - body, feelings, thoughts, time, space, this or that - nothing concrete or abstract which you perceive can be you." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Brazilian books - Nisargadatta Maharaj - Portuguese

Nisargadatta Maharaj is undoubtedly the Ultimate Alchemist and his non-dual teachings, the Ultimate Alchemy. This book is a live satsang with Satguru Sri NisargadattaMaharaj, covering rare and unpublished conversations with Sri NisargadattaMaharaj which have been transcribed by his ‘evening’ translator, Mohan Gaitonde, who had the privilege of being with Him from 1979 to 1981.

The flavour of these talks is heightened by the fact that Mr Gaitonde, being well-versed with Marathi, the language Maharaj spoke, is able to convey all the subtle nuances of Maharaj’s potent words of wisdom. The precious conversations in this book act as a divine catalyst for all those who are eager to leave the banks of miserable seeking and intellectual understanding, and realize the ever-flowing river of Understanding of Who You Are!

If you have not yet transcended the shackles of read and heard knowledge, these intuitive utterances of Nisargadatta will surely help restore the Eternal Ease. In talk after talk, He reminds the readers about their forgotten Richness!  Welcome to the final leap into Nisargadatta’s quintessential teachings. If you are waiting for Everything but also ready for Nothing, this book is the perfect touchstone.  Nothing is Everything is indeed NisargadattaMaharaj’s ultimate blessing for the ardent seekers.

With 3 Picture Cards of Maharaj for your Altar-Shrine.

Thirteen days after the great Advaita sage Nisargadatta Maharaj took ‘Mahasamadhi’ in 1981, S. K. Mullarpattan, his beloved disciple and longest-serving English interpreter, gave a momentous speech at the condolence meet. In moving words, he recounted incidents from the last days of Maharaj, and the indelible impact the great sage left upon anyone who came into contact with him.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Maharaj’s ‘Mahasamadhi’, we bring you the evocative speech made by Mullarpattan. One that recreates the magnetism of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj; the dramatic turn events took during this time; the loving and attentive care which his family and followers always provided; and, above all, Maharaj’s own detached attitude towards his final days, till he breathed his last.
Accompanying this Commemorative Booklet are 6 rare Picture Cards which you may place in your altar-shrine. They capture Nisargadatta Maharaj in various moods for his loving disciples and followers, the world over.

Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - Audio CD
This Audio CD contains recordings of talks with Advaita sage Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in the year 1980. These talks, which were originally on audio tapes, are on-the-spot recordings of live satsangs and not recordings done in a sound studio. Therefore, the quality is not quite up to the mark. Nevertheless, we have tried to clean them technically to the best extent possible. Please note that Maharaj spoke in Marathi, after which the interpreter translated his words into English. The questions raised by the seeker are not clearly audible, as there was no mike provided to the seeker at that time.


“When I see I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see I am everything, that is love. My life is a movement between these two.”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

From a humble room in a chawl at Khetwadi in Girgaum, Mumbai, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s (1897-1981) Teaching reached out to spiritual seekers in India and across the globe with the publication of I Am That, the 1973 English translation of his talks in Marathi, by Maurice Frydman. He started taking disciples in 1951, only after a personal revelation from his guru Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. Nisargadatta Maharaj, with his direct and minimalistic explanation of Non-duality, is considered one of the foremost exponents of Advaita. After he stopped going to his shop in 1966, Maharaj continued to receive and teach visitors in his home, giving discourses twice a day, until his death at the age of eighty-four years.

Many spiritual luminaries and well-known writers have acknowledged the impact his words have had on their lives. Among those who have come together to pay homage to him here are: Swami Tejomayananda, Alan Jacobs, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, Gangaji, Jack Kornfield, Stephen Wolinsky, Mooji and Master Charles Cannon. Others have graciously shared their collection of Maharaj’s photographs with you in this pictorial tribute.

This collection of the timeless teachings of one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, is a testament to the uniqueness of the seer's life and work and is regarded by many as a modern spiritual classic. I Am That (first published in 1973) continues to draw new audiences and to enlighten seekers anxious 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 was simple, direct, and sublime. I Am That preserves his dialogs with the followers who came from around the world seeking guidance in destroying false identities. The sage's sole concern was with the 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 the 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. A simple man, Maharaj was a householder and petty storekeeper in Bombay where he lived and died in 1981 at the age of 84. He had not been educated formally but came to be respected and loved for his insights into the crux of human pain and for the extraordinary lucidity of his direct disclosure. Hundreds of diverse seekers traveled the globe and sought him out in his unpretentious home in Bombay (now Mumbai) to hear him. To all of them, he gave hope that "beyond the real experience is not the mind, but the self, the light in which everything appears ... the awareness in which everything happens." In the humble abode of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, but for the electric lights and the noises of the street traffic, one would not know in which period of human history one dwells. There is an atmosphere of timelessness about his tiny room; the subjects discussed are timeless -- valid for all times; the way they are expounded and examined is also timeless; the centuries, millennia and yugas fall off and one deals with matters immensely ancient and eternally new. The discussions held and teachings given would have been the same ten thousand years ago and will be the same ten thousand years hence. There will always be conscious beings wondering about the fact of their being conscious and enquiring into its cause and aim. Whence am I? Who am I? Whither am I? Such questions have no beginning and no end. And it is crucial to know the answers, for without a full understanding of oneself, both in time and in timelessness, life is but a dream, imposed on us by powers we do not know, for purposes we cannot grasp. I Am That is a legacy from a unique teacher who helps the reader to a clearer understanding of himself as he comes to Maharaj with the age-old question, "Who am I?" Seekers were never turned away from the humble abode of Maharaj during his life and can still find their answers to this timeless question in the pages of this book today.

Recently, some long-forgotten tapes of Nisargadatta Maharaj’s talks were unearthed from the archives of S. K. Mullarpattan, Maharaj’s interpreter for the longest time. These tapes contained recordings of some of Maharaj’s talks with seekers, held during the last two years of his life.

They capture afresh the essence and flavour of the teachings of this world-renowned Master of Advaita – the Hindu philosophy of Non-duality. These dialogues find a new relevance for our times. For, in one of these talks, Maharaj made a special reference to his earlier book I Am That and said, “That book and whatever was expounded at that time was only relevant for that period.I am speaking differently today. As a matter of fact, this should also have been recorded andpublished as it is in greater detail, and is emphasizing different aspects.”

More than 25 years later, that wish of Nisargadatta Maharaj is being fulfilled with the publication of these talks in Beyond Freedom. This is a book all devotees of Maharaj will want to read with ardent fervour and enthusiasm

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981), a revered master of the Tantric Nath lineage, is an inspiring example of an ordinary family man who attained complete realization of the Infinite. Living the absolute nonduality of Being in every moment, he taught that true freedom is a possibility open to every one of us. He drew disciples from all over the world to his humble loft in the tenements of Bombay. Even on the written page, Nisargdatta’s words carry a special potency. 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.

by Ramesh S. Balsekar (Author) Sudhakar S. Dikshit (Editor)
[Excerpt from Preface] I had no intention of writing a book on the teaching of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The material that appears in this volume emerged spontaneously, dictated, in a fine frenzy that surcharged my being, by a compulsive power that could not be denied. There was no alternative but to write, to reduce to a verbal level the abstract comprehension of the Master s words. Actually it was more like listening than writing though my pen apparently formed words and sentences on the paper before me. When the first piece, now a chapter in this book, was written, I found that my tfioughts were running way ahead of the writing. And what I wrote was put away in a folder without even being read over again; I did not then expect that there would be more of such writing let alone as many as fifty-odd pieces. Each time there would be this feeling of compulsion to put in writing a particular topic which Maharaj might have dealt with; and each time the article was put away in the folder without being revised or even read over. When about fifteen articles had been so collected, a friend of mine, Keki Bunshah of Hong Kong, an ardent fellow devotee, happened to call at my residence. While we were discussing a particular point, I happened to mention that some writmg had come about on that very subject only the previous day.

Original book published on the 8th day of April 1963, the 66th birthday of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Adaptation by: Prof. Vasudeo Madhav Kulkarni, M.A.

Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Original book published in France in 1983.


A recently produced first biographical film on Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The first part of the film is a narrated biography of Sri Nisargadatta, the second part consists of interviews and talks with Indian and Western devotees, many of whom knew Nisargadatta but have never appeared on film before. An interesting and very beautifully produced film with a strongly Indian aesthetic.

From Neti Neti Media

"I Am That" on video! Be in the presence of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj for 90 minutes, with a full intimate video that captures his expressions, his gestures, his voice, and the depths of wisdom in his eyes. With The Lost Satsang, you will experience the power of Maharaj’s transmission as he covers most of the core essence of his teachings.

This rare archival footage was recorded by unknown contributors and brought forth by S.K. Mullarpattan, who was Maharaj’s primary translator from 1976 to 1981. Contained in this video are one and a half hours of questions and responses taking place between Maharaj and some of his devotees. Throughout The Lost Satsang, the camera stays on Maharaj even when questions are asked providing us with a chance to observe his expressions for most of the time. To accurately translate this important historical document, three different translators offered their services. The Lost Satsang is fully subtitled in English while the original video material has not been edited.


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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Rare, unpublished and exclusive audio talks in Marathi of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Rare, unpublished and exclusive audio talks in Marathi of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj with wonderful English translation by His evening translator Mr.Mohan Gaitonde. One new audio will be released every week on this Channel. There are more than 200 unheard original audios to be released.

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Thursday, 31 March 2016

This will elevate you to the status of brihaspati the guru of gods - Nectar of Immortality


You should understand this clearly. If one thinks one is the body, one becomes a slave of mind and suffers accordingly. Therefore, you should completely identify yourself with the highest principle in you, which is the knowledge ‘I am’. This will elevate you to the status of ‘brihaspati’ – the guru of gods.

~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Blissful Life - As realized through the teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Robert Powell reveals to us a particular version of ancient Eastern philosophy-religion through his selection of aphorisms of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj translated from Marathi. In these aphorisms, he captures and summarizes the wisdom of India epitomized in advaita as philosophy and practiced in everyday life as a blissful religion.

This book attempts to distill the essence of the teachings of Maharaj from the available information and present the result in terms that are readily intelligible and do not require any specialized religious or philosophical knowledge or aptitude.

A considerable part of what has been recorded of Maharaj’s teaching is contained in the monumental work I am That, a collection of conversations with Maharaj, translated from tape recordings in the original Marathi language by Maurice Frydman. 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. Just as Paul Brunton discovered and introduced to the West that other great Indian sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi, so Frydman was the first to translate and make known to a wide audience Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The world owes a debt of gratitude to Frydman, for without his initiative and untiring efforts this treasure would not have been available.

Monday, 14 March 2016

What will happen to me when I die ?

Our linear type of thinking includes the grammatical convention that a transitive verb like “know” must have a subject, and a predicate; there cannot be “knowing” without someone who knows and something to be known. Our identification with this convention is so powerful that we cannot grasp the fact that there can be “knowing” or “understanding” as such without the knower and the thing known. This inability to put down the ghost of the individual entity – a creation of Maya – shows the extent to which we let conventions and concepts rule our lives. This is indeed the basis of the obsession “what will happen to me when I die?” The answer which Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj gave to such a query was, “you will be precisely what you were a hundred years ago”. The question is as misconceived as the question - what happens to my lap when I stand up, or to my fist when I open my hand.

~ Explorations into the Eternal - Forays into the teaching of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Personal Diary of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in own handwriting containing notes on Sri Siddharameshvar Maharaj discourses

Personal diary of  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj containing notes on Sri Siddharameshvar Maharaj discourses. These notes are in Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's own handwriting. Maharaj took down these notes in the year between 1934 to 1935.

Thanks to Sri Sachin Kshirsagar ( for sharing this.

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About Nisargadatta Maharaj

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 Maharaj, the purpose of spirituality is simply 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. 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".

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