Thursday 22 February 2024

You may know all the right words, quote the scriptures

 


You may know all the right words, quote the scriptures, be brilliant in your discussions and yet remain a bag of bones. Or you may be inconspicuous and humble, an insignificant person altogether, yet glowing with loving kindness and deep wisdom.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


A journey into the unknown

 


Once you realize that the person is merely a shadow of the reality, but not reality itself, you cease to fret or worry. You agree to be guided from within and life becomes a journey into the unknown.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Wednesday 21 February 2024

The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance

 


The plurality that we perceive is only an appearance; it is not real. Vedantic philosophy has sought to clarify it by a number of analogies, one of the most attractive being the many-faceted crystal which, while showing hundreds of little pictures of what is in reality a single existent object, does not really multiply that object.

Erwin Schrödinger
Austrian physicist. One of the founders of quantum theory.


Tuesday 11 July 2023

This is not Advaita

This is the fundamental misunderstanding with objective comprehension of scriptures. A-dvaita (non-duality) means ‘not two’. What are those 'two'? “You as an individual and the reality as the other, which will eventually become one” - This is wrong. There are no ‘two’. You are the reality. There is no separate individual. Separate individual is an illusion due to ignorance. Only way is to remove the ignorance and see properly.  “You are now something, and gradually will become another something when your ignorance is removed” - This is wrong. There are no ‘two’. This happens due to objectifying even the ignorance. That you are separate is itself the ignorance.   “All the Truth and absolute states discussed is only for the realized. Until I realize, the relative drama is true for me” - This is wrong. Everything is the same even if you are realized or not. It is you who imagine otherwise. Actually, this is what you need to realize.  Time and space is in you. Not a 'you' in a span of time and a stretch of space. If that is the case, how can ‘you’ gradually realize in time? And, how can ‘you’ eventually merge into something?   The manifestation is in you. Not ‘you’ an object in a world. If that is the case, how can your actions within the appearance or manifestation decide your progress? How can you progress at all and where to? You are THAT even if you understand it or not.

 

Sunday 25 June 2023

Individual soul is a religious superstition

 


Planarian worms cut into pieces, grow into separate organisms. If each organism has a soul, where from did these extra souls come?

Individual soul, jiva, atman is a religious superstition. That it can carry karma is a myth. That it will take rebirth is a myth. That it will go to heaven and hell is a myth. Individual soul is an imagination out of misidentification with the body. The very purpose of realization is to remove this false idea. Then, how can believing in fairy tales built on the misidentification, enlighten you?

Thursday 15 June 2023

There is no such thing as matter in itself - Max Planck

 


There is no such thing as matter in itself. What we perceive as matter is merely the manifestation of a force that causes the sub-atomic particles to oscillate and holds them together in the tiniest solar system of the universe.
- Max Planck. German theoretical physicist, originator of quantum theory

Once you realize beyond all trace of doubt that the world is in you and not you in the world, you are out of it.
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday 9 June 2023

The Self - Translation from original Marathi book Aapan

 

Book Name : The Self
Translation from original Marathi book "Aapan".
Four rare Discourses of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on Dasbosh by Samartha Ramdas Swami
English Translation by : Mohan Gaitonde
Original Marathi compiled by : Sachin Kshirsagar
ISBN : 93-93254-11-7

 

Tuesday 6 June 2023

There are no other means to liberation, all means delay.

 


When the fallacy of concepts and beliefs are exposed, the common argument raised is "Till I am ready, let me have such concepts", or "Till I am mature, such concepts are true for me". False is false whether you realise it or not. No dumb practice will make you free. Unless you come face to face with sensitive areas that disturbs you the most and clear it out, no change is going to happen.


Friday 19 May 2023

Telugu translation of I am That - by Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

Publisher: Rajachandra Foundation, Tirupati, A.P.
Total pages: 464 pages 
Translator : Rajasekhar Piduri 


Monday 15 May 2023

Anugrah - Marathi book - Dialogues & Discourses

 

Book Name : अनुग्रह / Anugrah
Book Edited & Compiled By : Sachin Kshirsagar & Dr.Uday Puranik
Book Pages : 132 Nos.
ISBN : 978-93-92823-19-0
Edition : 1st Edition
Publisher : Chetak Books , Pune
Contains :  Dialogues & Discourses
Language : Marathi

 

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Until you drop everything - Ashtavakra Gita

 


You can recite and discuss scriptures all you want, but until you drop everything, you will never know the Truth.

Ashtavakra Gita


Monday 20 March 2023

The entire manifested universe exists only in consciousness

 


● The entire manifested universe exists only in consciousness. 
● As an appearance in consciousness, the world is the totality of the known in the potential of the unknown. 
● 'Me', 'you' and 'he' are only appearances in consciousness.


Tuesday 3 January 2023

Absolute perfection is here and now


All you get by waiting is more waiting. Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Sunday 4 December 2022

What if I die without getting realized?


When you talk about an ignorant person and a Jnani and the need for an ignorant person to become a Jnani, do you not assume that there is an independent and autonomous individual, capable of exercising personal volition according to his choice and decision?

In the process whereby the phenomenal universe comes into manifestation, is there a provision for such independent entities?

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

  • Realization is from the illusion of a person.
  • A "realized person" is a paradox.
  • There is no one to realize.


Saturday 3 December 2022

People mistake bliss for self-realisation

 

Your expectation of something unique and dramatic, of some wonderful explosion, is merely hindering and delaying your self-realisation.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


People mistake bliss for self-realisation.
Bliss is connected to serotonin in the brain. It comes and goes.


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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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