I Amness is a puppet …

“I Amness” has no authority of its own‘; it is a  puppet in the play of the five elements; it is an outcome of the five elements. ~ Nisargadatta Advertisements

The right meditation

… but the right meditation is when you meditate on your Self. You come to that state as awaking happens in the morning and you are already watching consciousness turn on that is knowingness or the sense of I amness rebooting; that is the state of meditating on the Self. Presently the thinking is that consciousness is watching consciousness, but in truth consciousness is being watched from the…

You must transcend the sat-chit-ananda state. 

Prior to Consciousness – Nisargadatta Sat-chit-ananda will, in due course, become the Paramatman. Sat-chit-ananda is “I Amness” and is itself a state of bliss, a state of love, but it is an experiential state, so long as consciousness there, and consciousness is there so long as the body is available—- it is a time-bound state. You must…

It is only a rare one who understands …

Prior to Consciousness – Nisargadatta From deep sleep to waking state, what is it? It is the “I Am” state with no words, later the words start flowing and you get involved with the meaning of the words and carry out your worldly life with the meaning of those words – that is mind. But before this…

Even Jnani cry …

From Prior to Consciousness ~ Nisargadatta After understanding this, if one becomes a jnani, that consciousness principle and body is available, and they will be involved in the emotional field also. It will give full vent to crying and it will also enjoy whatever situation is there. Such a jnani is not going to suppress…

You need not come again!

Nisargadatta – Prior to Consciousness 50. November 30, 1980 Maharaj: This “I Am-ness” is a function of nature道法自然, a product of the five elemental food body五蕴皆空. It knows itself, it loves to be. With the aid of this knowingness, get to know your [Original] Self. Many eons have come and gone, but no person could retain his identity or…

‘You’ are the ‘not’ …

I can only tell you what you are not. You are not of the world, you are not even in the world. The world is not, you alone are. You create the world in your imagination like a dream. As you cannot separate the dream from yourself, so you cannot have an outer world independent of…

In Sleep All Is Forgotten …

After all, you must remember, that all your preoccupations with yourself are only in your waking hours and partly in your dreams; in sleep all is put aside and forgotten. It shows how little important is your waking life, even to yourself, that merely lying down and closing the eyes can end it. Each time you…

The ‘I am’ looks at things, the witness sees through them. It sees them as they are — unreal and transient.

[Only] Nobody can say: ‘I am the witness’. The ‘I am’ is always witnessed. The state of detached awareness is the witness-consciousness, the ‘mirror-mind’. It rises and sets with its object and thus it is not quite the real. [Pratītyasamutpāda (Sanskrit: प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद pratītyasamutpāda;  Pali: पटिच्चसमुप्पाद   paṭiccasamuppāda), commonly translated as dependent origination, or dependent arising, is a key principle in Buddhist teachings] Whatever…

… to break the spell

From Nisargadatta – I am That #77 … to break the spell When the body is born, all kinds of things happen to it and you take part in them, because you take yourself to be the body. You are like the man in the cinema house, laughing and crying with the picture, though knowing fully…

This Krishna consciousness is my Self

From Seeds of Consciousness ~ Nisargadatta: This Krishna consciousness is my Self, yet I am out of it. Everything is in me, is resting on me. The Absolute is Paramatman. From this total Reality comes the chidakasha, the wanting to be. From there the physical space, the entire manifestation, comes into being in a fraction of a second. In deep sleep…

To see form is easy. To see formless is harder.

8th Sep 2018 To see form is easy. To see formless is harder. How to see formless? By seeing form at the moment it appears. So the waking state secretly disappears nightly and then ‘almost’ secretly reappears every morning. Those alerted to paying attention (often through mindfulness practice) pays attention to the daily reappearance of the waking…