Nisargadatta Maharaj

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About Nisargadatta Maharaj, the Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita Vedanta- nonduality, and a Guru of Navnath Sampradaya. A non-commercial site exclusively for the articles related to Maharaj. Books, Photos, Videos, and others.

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Beautiful website + more resources here

Such a beautiful website! Maharaj is my main inspiration and guru and I'm so happy to see such a website. Add it to the links tab in his guru profile here.

You have a lot of additional materials including the soft copies of "I Am That" (English & Spanish) in his guru profile here ( plus a lot of profound analysis and discussions regarding his approaches (

There is one post which became very popular and notable around the net:

I think Nisargadatta Maharaj has been the most popular guru in gurusfeet if you look over time.

kulchnaui | Fri, 04/23/2010 - 08:34
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Love this guy too

Started reading through I am That after seeing the link you provided..Thanks

Wonderful me the warm fuzzies

B-friend | Fri, 04/23/2010 - 17:45
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great teacher

"I Am That" is a masterpiece, not only because the clear voice of Maharaj but also thanks to the super-superb translation of Maurice Fridman.

Two points worthwhile to mentions:

First, later books of Maharaj do not enjoy the same clarity as "I Am That". It seems that he himself got complicated or rather evolved himself or declined maybe as happens to many teachers. It is also the lack of quality of translation in the level of "I Am That".

His direct disciples who later on became notable teachers are of an especially low quality (e.g. Ramesh Balsekar, Wolinsky and others) which makes one to wonder how come.

alon | Mon, 04/26/2010 - 08:14
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It is a masterpiece isn't it. I find myself in awe nearly every other paragraph by the superb clarity, as you mention, and the profundity of his directness. How simply and ably he sheds light on what keeps us ignorant.

B-friend | Wed, 04/28/2010 - 03:54
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Can't agree with you more.

Can't agree with you more. It is so refined and bullshit-free. I once said that I can now understand how religious people feel about the "bible". For me, I am That is the bible - the book I would take to a deserted island if I was to choose one.

In my last trip to India I practically bought all other books of Maharaj and later when I started reading it was such a disappointment.

alon | Wed, 04/28/2010 - 06:41
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To Speak or Not to Speak

After Reading Nisargadatta Maharaj, my world seems speechless. What else could be said? What else can be said? What is there to say? What a great culmination of speaking.

B-friend | Mon, 05/03/2010 - 04:14