What is the purpose of Meditation – Nisargadatta
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Category: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Teachings
Distrust your mind and go beyond – Nisargadatta Q: I am engaged in the study of philosophy, sociology and education. I think more mental development is needed before I can dream of self-realization. Am I on the right track?
Desirelessness is the highest bliss – Nisargadatta Questioner: I have met many realised people, but never a liberated man. Have you come across a liberated man, or does liberation mean, among other things, also abandoning the body?
Are Knower and Witness same – Nisargadatta Q: Another question. There is the person. There is the knower of the person. There is the witness. Are the knower and the witness the same, or are they separate states? M: The knower and the witness are two or one? When the knower is seen as separate […]
I Am is the Root – Nisargadatta Questioner: Without God’s power nothing can be done. Even you would not be sitting here and talking to us without Him. Maharaj: All is His doing, no doubt. What is it to me, since I want nothing? What can God give me, or take away from me? What […]
Appearances and the Reality Questioner: Repeatedly you have been saying that events are causeless, a thing just happens and no cause can be assigned to it. Surely everything has a cause, or several causes. How am I to understand the causelessness of things? Maharaj: From the highest point of view the world has no cause. […]
Is the Realized one aware of happenings – Nisargadatta Q: The fully realized man, spontaneously abiding in the supreme state, appears to eat, drink and so on. Is he aware of it, or not? M: That in which consciousness happens, the universal consciousness or mind, we call the ether of consciousness. All the objects of […]
The Supreme The Mind The Body – Nisargadatta Questioner: From what you told us it appears that you are not quite conscious of your surroundings. To us you seem extremely alert and active. We cannot possibly believe that you are in a kind of hypnotic state, which leaves no memory behind. On the contrary, your […]
Desires are waves in the mind – Nisargadatta Q: Do you experience desires occasionally? M: Desires are just waves in the mind. You know a wave when you see one. A desire is just a thing among many. I feel no urge to satisfy it, no action needs be taken on it. Freedom from desire […]
Watch your thoughts like street traffic – Nisargadatta Maharaj: I am now 74 years old. And yet I feel that I am an infant. I feel clearly that in spite of all the changes I am a child. My Guru told me: that child, which is you even now, is your real Self (swarupa). Go […]
A Quiet Mind is All You Need – Nisargadatta Questioner: I am not well. I feel rather weak. What am I to do? Maharaj: Who is unwell, you or the body? Q: My body, of course. M: Yesterday you felt well. What felt well? Q: The body. M: You were glad when the body was well […]
How am I to practise desirelessness – Nisargadatta Questioner: How am I to practise desirelessness? Maharaj: No need of practice. No need of any acts of renunciation. Just turn your mind away, that is all. Desire is merely the fixation of the mind on an idea. Get it out of its groove by denying it […]