waking up

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“From deep sleep you wake up, that border is Paravani, beyond words. When you move, become conscious, you feel ‘I am’, then mind takes charge, words take over and you are embroiled in the world.

Paravani is other than language, ‘Para’ means ‘other’ or ‘transcend’ – the language of just being without words, but I, The Absolute, am not that.”

source: Nisargadatta, I am unborn, p. 66

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the target

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Nisargadatta: That state is not to be experienced, about that you can’t speak. Just be that state, what is experienced is not truth. What is experienced is not truth that is the primary problem. I did not know that I was in that state, suddenly I knew, I am, thus all the trouble. In that state there was no knowingness, suddenly ‘I am’ and I caught hold of the body. My identity of ‘I amness’ is the entire manifestation, not individual body. All the trouble began with the ‘otherness’, a quality that came with ‘I amness’. Whenever there is a problem you ask: ‘let us find the state of affairs as they are’, don’t try to bluff, and then the solution comes. So in this fraudulent play of the manifest world I went on to find the actual position, the ‘I amness’ means world manifestation and it is a time bound state, so why should I bother?

Presently ‘I amness’ is bubbling and challenging, but all this is time bound, pride will go along with the ‘I am’ (So Hum), later on, no ‘I am’ (No Hum). Whatever you do is as per your concepts, nothing was, here or there. In the Brahman aperture there is sprouting of ‘I amness” and all manifestation too, but I am not that. Yogis after penetrating all the ‘chakras’, take up the breath in the Brahma Chakra and hibernate. If the body does not swell, his ‘I am’ is in the tranquil state in the aperture, but once the ‘I am’ is dissolved his body will swell. Any being when born with that ‘I am’ still inside, will have an outside manifest world; each being having its own inside and outside world. The one who has attained the target, he is no more an individual, thus he has no ego, when ego is gone, it will be realized that the ‘I amness’ is felt no more.

source: Nisargadatta,  I am Unborn, 30th January 1980, PDF p 102

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tolerate your beingness

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Visitor: But personalities are different.

Nisargadatta: Like gold, the ornaments are different but the gold is same. Rain water is tasteless and odorless, but when raindrops fall on the ground different types of vegetation grow. You don’t go to the root and find the unity; you identify with the body and think that you are different, at the root are the five elements.

V: At the root is the ‘I amness’

N:The ‘I am’ is the centre or the essence of the food body, which is a result of the five elements. Out of special activity there is water, vegetation and so forth, so ‘I amness’ is a culmination of the five elemental activity. This ‘I amness’, whenever enjoyed beyond the body is your destiny. When you dwell in destiny as ‘I am’, you realize that it is not your death, but the disappearance of ‘I amness.’ You just dwell in it, and itself it will tell you its own story.

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jumping off points

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Nisargadatta:

What is your core state? In that true accomplished state, there is no
scope for even space, let alone the words. In the process of understanding
my Guru’s words as to how ‘I am’, I realized ‘I am not’. In that state there is
no unstruck sound either. In the process of Neti, Neti (not this, not this) it
happens. In the state of ‘I amness’ finally everything disappears and you get
stabilized.

source: Nisargadatta, I am Unborn

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My Comment:

These remarks by Nisargadatta are what I like to call “jumping off points”, meaning that they are suitable to bring the mind to its limits. Then it is up to you to “jump off” to another kind of understanding, beyond the mind.

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infinite peace

 

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Q: When a man comes to you for advice and you give him advice, wherefrom does it come and by what power does it help?

Nisargadatta: His own being affects his mind and induces a response.

Q: And what is your role?

N: In me the man and his self come together.

Q: Why does not the self help the man without you?

N: But I am the self! You imagine me as separate, hence your question. There is no ‘my self’ and ‘his self’. There is the Self, the only Self of all. Misled by the diversity of names and shapes, minds and bodies, you imagine multiple selves. We both are the self, but you seem to be unconvinced.

This talk of personal self and universal self is the learner’s stage; go beyond, don’t be stuck in duality. Continue reading

the jagrat state

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And so we continue on in the jagrat state of perceiving an empirical world of outside phenomena and feeling ourselves to be the subject and all else are objects. There is one thing after the other that “shows up” as “to be done”. This endless series of “to do’s” keeps us in the hamster cage or on the merry-go-round that often is not merry at all. It is eternal, endless and will never have an end or break in the continuity unless we realize that we ARE it. Only by looking at ourselves and recognizing what our image of ourselves actually is will we then be in a place of questioning the validity of our self-image. Continue reading

you are not defined by words

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Once you realize that you are not an individual, do everything, everything is your work. Within the range of the five elements, everything is you.

Who eats? Plants here consume water, the flame (Maharaj lights his lighter) eats gas, absorbs air, similarly things get done. Eating is done by the five elements, when you eat food, after you swallow it down the throat, who digests it? Beingness comes out of the five elements. Who eats then? Who dies? Who lives?

One should understand individual and universal life, this is possible only when one knows oneself.

You are talking to me through the body sense, but I don’t accept you as that which could be defined by words. As a matter of fact you have no form, identity or color.

You yourself are creating your trap by your word-concepts.

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quiet, peaceful, benign shade

 

the deep, dark blue state

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Nisargadatta:  You must come to a firm decision. You must forget the thought that you are a body and be only the knowledge “I Am,” which has no form, no name. Just be. When you stabilize in that beingness it will give you all the knowledge and all the secrets to you, and when the secrets are given to you, you transcend the beingness, and you, the Absolute, will know that you are also not the consciousness. Having gained all this knowledge, having understood what is what, a kind of quietude prevails, a tranquility. Beingness is transcended, but beingness is available. Continue reading