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Nisargadatta Maharaj

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We are the creators and creatures of each other, causing and bearing each other's burden.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj



Nisargadatta Maharaj

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To me nothing ever happens. There is something changeless, motionless, immovable, rock-like, unassailable; a solid mass of pure being-consciousness-bliss. I am never out of it. Nothing can take me out of it, no torture, no calamity.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj



Nisargadatta Maharaj

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You are not in the body, the body is in you! The mind is in you. They happen to you. They are there because you find them interesting.

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The unchangeable can only be realized in silence. Once realised, it will deeply affect the changeable, itself remaining unaffected.

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This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture.

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To locate a thing you need space, to place an event you need time; but the timeless and spaceless defies handling. It makes everything perceivable, yet itself is beyond perception. The mind cannot know what is beyond the mind, but the mind is known by what is beyond it.

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Put your awareness to work, not your mind. The mind is not the right instrument for this task. The timeless can be reached only by the timeless. Your body and your mind are born subject to time; only awareness is timeless, even in the now.

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Look at your mind dispassionately; this is enough to calm it. When it is quiet, you can go beyond it. Do not keep it busy all the time. Stop it - and just be. If you give it a rest, it will settle down and recover its purity and strength. Constant thinking makes it decay.

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There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking.

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Awareness is ever there. It need not be realized. Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.

— Nisargadatta Maharaj