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I AM THAT >>> Ron > 10/22/2023

Posted by Holger:

Sunday, October 22, 2023 3:45 pm (California Time)  

We are a small group of friends;
together we read some paragraphs in
Nisargadatta‘s I AM THAT
and then talk about it.

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Greetings to One and All!
Below are a few passages from chapters 43 and 44.
It may take you only a few minutes to read it.
But it may take a lot longer than that to understand it!
Yes or no?
Only you can answer.
Peace     Peace     Peace


Chapter 43
Ignorance Can Be Recognized, Not Jnana


Q: I am tired of all the ways and means and skills and tricks,
of all these mental acrobatics.
Is there a way to perceive reality directly and immediately?

NM: Stop making use of your mind and see what happens.
Do this one thing thoroughly. That is all.  


Q: When I was younger, I had strange experiences,
short but memorable, of being nothing,
just nothing, yet fully conscious.
But the danger is that one has the desire
to recreate from memory the moments that have passed?

NM: This is all imagination…
Let them be…
Your weakness is due to your conviction
that you were born into the world.
In reality the world is ever recreated in you and by you.
See everything as emanating from the light
which is the source of your being.
You will find that in that light there is love and infinite energy.  


Q: If I am that light, why do I not know it?

NM: To know, you need a knowing mind,
a mind capable of knowing.
But your mind is ever on the run,
never still, never fully reflecting.
How can you see the moon in all her glory
when the eye is clouded with disease?…
Don’t mentalize and verbalize.
Just see and be.  


Q: Must I see, to be?

NM: [Yes] See what you are.
Don’t ask others, don’t let others tell you about yourself.
Look within and see.  


Chapter 44    
‘I Am’ Is True, All Else Is Inference


Q: When I wake up in the morning,
the world is already there, waiting for me.
Surely the world comes into being first…
The body mediates between me and the world.
Without the body there would be neither me nor the world.

NM: The body appears in your mind,
your mind is the content of your consciousness;
you are the motionless witness of the river of consciousness
which changes eternally without changing you in any way…
all the universe is in you and cannot be without you.  


Q: Is the witness of ignorance separate from ignorance? 
Is not to say: “I am ignorant” a part of ignorance?

NM: Of course. All I can say truly is: ‘I am’,
all else is inference.
But the inference has become a habit.
Destroy all habits of thinking and seeing.
The sense ‘I am’ is the manifestation of a deeper cause,
which you may call Self, God, Reality or by any other name.
The ‘I am’ is in the world; but it is the key
which can open the door out of the world.  


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