I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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 preserves Maharaj's dialogues with the followers who came from around the world seeking his guidance in destroying false identities. The sage
I've read quite many books, and so far it's the best thing I have ever read and practised – I measure that on how it challenges me and what effect it has on me.
It is easy to find as pdf on the internet, just google "nisargadatta i am that pdf", and you can see for yourself. First chapter is about 2,5 pages long – it represents very well how the book is as a whole – so try and read these pages a few times, and see what you think.(less)
No one can recommend a book for you. As no one can predict your spiritual depths. Try and read the book. At first it might make you doze…moreDear Chandana;
No one can recommend a book for you. As no one can predict your spiritual depths. Try and read the book. At first it might make you doze off like it happened to me. But suddenly a spark might go off. Then you will start seeing answers to your un asked question still un known to you. In my case I started to read Ramana Maharshi around age 25 in 1984-85. Later came to Nisarga Dutta a few years back. It is the same truth expressed in more contemporary language. You can NOT be wrong if you start reading.(less)
You will find your own way, as many others have before you. After all, this is the favorite book of many of the strangest people you will ever meet. In fact, there appear to be a significant number of people who do nothing, except read this book, and then acc ...more
Incidentally, you can find the complete book online here: http://www.celextel.org/otherbooks/ni... ...more
The SATTVA is pure and strong always. It;s its own goal. It manifests spontaneosly and effortlessly, when things are left to themselves, are not interfered with, not shunned, or wanted, or conceptualized, but just experienced in full awarness. Such awarness itself is SATTVA. it does not make use of things and people - it ...more
"It is like entering a dark room. You see nothing - you may touch, but you do not see - no colors, no outlines. The window opens and the room is flooded with light. Colors and shapes come into being. The window is the giver of light, but not the source of it. The sun is the source. Similarly, matter is like the dark room; consciousness - the window - flooding matter with sensations and perceptions, and the supreme is t ...more
Here's an example from one of ...more
My only critique is that he describes our true identity too accurately, and consequently, the ideas can be redundant...there's only so much to say.
"The seeker is the sought." ...more
"You are like the point of the pencil — by mere contact with you the mind draws its picture of the world. You are single and simple — the picture is complex and extensive. Don’t be misled by ...more
The book is a conversation in question-answer format, more that half of the answers are same,
application of being with oneself.
Book tells not about yoga exercise or any breathing practice,
neither about religion or any ritual; it is all about focus on self.
This man rejects emotional suppression like 'bramhacharya'.
He also shows disagreement with idea of god.
Pleasure and pain are two different sides of same coin,
if you earn the coin yo ...more
This is one of those books which should perhaps be read on a quite morning and only in parts ... THe reason why i liked the ideas and concepts here is that it is not governed by religion o religion practices ..