“To crave is to slave”
Thank you Gita for clarifying
Nisargadatta’s unique use of the word consciousness.
How did you phrase it:
… he used it to refer to the little-i?
Chapter 33, page 139
“Everything Happens By Itself”
From “I AM That (living as this)”
Q: You mean that one who cannot die, cannot live?
M: Put it as you like;
attachment is bondage,
detachment is freedom.
To crave is to slave.
Q: Does it follow that if you are saved, the world is saved?
M: As a whole the world does not need saving.
Man makes mis-takes and creates sorrow;
when it enters the field of awareness,
the consciousness of a gnani, it is set right.
Such is his nature.