Pages from the Original Manuscript: THE ESSENTIAL TEACHING OF SRI NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

15.
Your Guru, your God is the ‘I am’, with its coming came duality and all activity, stay on the ‘I am’, you are before the ‘I am’ appeared.
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Remain focused on the ‘I am’ till it goes into oblivion, then the eternal is, the Absolute is, Parabrahman is.
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‘Parabrahman’ (the Absolute) is your eternal state, you cannot remember it because you have never forgotten it.
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Remember the knowledge ‘I am’ only and give up the rest, staying in the ‘I am’ you will realize that it is unreal.
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Understand that the knowledge ‘I am’ has dawned on you and all are its manifestations, in this understanding you realize you are not the ‘I am’.
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The Supreme is like a hole in the paper, in it yet not made up of it. In the very centre of consciousness, yet beyond it.
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The Supreme state is of utter stillness and silence, whoever goes there disappears.
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When this concept ‘I am’ departs there will be no memory left that ‘I was’ and ‘I had’ those experiences, the very memory will be erased.
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With the arrival of the primary concept ‘I am’, time began, with its departure time will end; you the Absolute are not the primary concept ‘I am’.
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Appearance and disappearance, birth and death these are qualities of ‘I am’, they do not belong to you, the Absolute.
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Out of the nothingness, the ‘I am’ or beingness has come, there is no individual, the knowledge ‘I am’- not the individual – has to go back to its source.
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By meditating on the knowledge ‘I am’ it gradually settles down at its source and disappears, then you are the Absolute.
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Go on to know the ‘I am’ without words, you must be that and not deviate from it for even a moment, and then it will disappear.
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Get stabilized in the primary concept ‘I am’ in order to lose it and be free from all concepts. In understanding the unreality of ‘I am’ you are totally free from it.
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Sitting quietly, being one with the knowledge ‘I am’, you will lose all concern with the world, then the ‘I am’ will also go, leaving you as the Absolute.
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Putting aside everything, stabilize in the ‘I am’. As you continue with this practice, in the process you will transcend the ‘I am’.
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The very core of this consciousness is the quality ‘I am’, there is no personality or individual there, reside there and transcend it.

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