Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Quotes (137) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author:   Nisargadatta Maharaj (April 17, 1897 – September 8, 1981), born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Inchgiri branch of the Navnath Sampradaya. One of the 20th century's exponents of the school of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (nondualism), Nisargadatta, with his direct and minimalistic explanation of non-dualism, is considered the most famous teacher of Advaita since Ramana Maharshi. In 1973, the publication of his most famous and widely translated book, I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers. See website for more info - http://nisargadatta.org/




“It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“You will receive everything you need when you stop asking for what you do not need”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“All you want is to be happy. All your desires, whatever they may be, are longing for happiness. Basically, you wish yourself well...desire by itself is not wrong. It is life itself, the urge to grow in knowledge and experience. It is choices you make that are wrong. To imagine that some little thing-food, sex, power, fame-will make you happy is to decieve oneself. Only something as vast and deep as your real self can make you truly and lastingly happy.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That


“Nothing ever goes wrong."
(Tidak ada satu pun yang berjalan keliru)”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Don’t try to understand! It’s enough if you do not misunderstand.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“To deal with things knowledge of things is needed. To deal with
people, you need insight, sympathy. To deal with yourself, you need
nothing. Be what you are--conscious being--and don't stray away from
yourself.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Your expectation of something unique and dramatic, of some wonderful explosion, is merely hindering and delaying your Self Realization. You are not to expect an explosion, for the explosion has already happened - at the moment when you were born, when you realized yourself as Being-Knowing-Feeling. There is only one mistake you are making: you take the inner for the outer and the outer for the inner. What is in you, you take to be outside you and what is outside, you take to be in you. The mind and feelings are external, but you take them to be intimate. You believe the world to be objective, while it is entirely a projection of your psyche. That is the basic confusion and no new explosion will set it right! You have to think yourself out of it. There is no other way.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Truth is not a reward for good behaviour, nor a prize for passing some tests. It cannot be brought about. It is the primary, the unborn, the ancient source of all that is. You are eligible because you are. You need not merit truth. It is your own....Stand still, be quiet.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Absolute perfection is here and now, not in some future, near or far.
The secret is in action - here and now.
It is your behavior that blinds you to yourself.
Disregard whatever you think yourself to be and act as if you were absolutely perfect
- whatever your idea of perfection may be.
All you need is courage.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your
mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does
self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and
steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles
without any effort on your part”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“All you need is already within you, only you must approach your self with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors. Your constant flight from pain and search for pleasure is a sign of love you bear for your self, all I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect. Deny yourself nothing -- glue your self infinity and eternity and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Love is not selective, desire is selective. In love there are no strangers. When the centre of selfishness is no longer, all desires for pleasure and fear of pain cease; one is no longer interested in being happy; beyond happiness there is pure intensity, inexhaustible energy, the ecstasy of giving from a perennial source.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person. You think you know yourself when you know what you are. But you never know who you are. The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume and smell of the pot. See that you are not what you believe yourself to be. Fight with all the strength at your disposal against the idea that you are nameable and describable. You are not. Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that. There is no other way out of misery, which you have created for yourself through blind acceptance without investigation. Suffering is a call for enquiry, all pain needs investigation. Don’t be too lazy to think.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


“Steady faith is stronger than destiny. Destiny is the result of causes, mostly accidental, and is therefore loosely woven. Confidence and good hope will overcome it easily.”
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realize that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelled, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


"I AM" itself is God. The seeking itself is God. In seeking you discover that you are neither body nor mind, but the love of the self in you for the self in all. The two are one. The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity, and that is love.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


If you seek reality you must set yourself free of all backgrounds, of all cultures, of all patterns of thinking and feeling. Even the idea of being man or woman, or even human should be discarded. The ocean of life contains all, not only humans. So, first of all abandon all self-identification, stop thinking of yourself as such-and-such or so-and-so, this or that. Abandon all self-concern, worry not about your welfare, material or spiritual, abandon every desire, gross or subtle, stop thinking of achievement of any kind. You are complete here and now, you need absolutely nothing.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When you sit quiet and watch yourself,
many things may come to the surface.
Do nothing about them, don't react to them.
As they have come, so will they go, by themselves.
All that matters is mindfulness, total awareness of oneself,
or rather, of one's mind.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The innermost light, shining peacefully and timelessly in the heart, is the real Guru. All others merely show the way.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Do not neglect this body. This is the house of God; take care of it, only in this body can God be realized.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The way to truth lies through the destruction of the false. To destroy the false, you must question your most inveterate beliefs. Of these the idea that you are the body is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world - God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts - fears, religions, prayers, sacrifices, all sorts of systems - all to protect and support the child-man, frightened out of his wits by monsters of his own making. Realize that what you are cannot be born nor die and with the fear gone, all suffering ends.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection. Attend to yourself, set yourself right; mentally and emotionally. The physical self will follow automatically.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Shift your attention from words to silence and you will hear.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The moment you know your real being, you are afraid of nothing. Death gives freedom and power. To be free in the world, you must die to the world. Then the universe is your own, it becomes your body, an expression and a tool. The happiness of being absolutely free is beyond description.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When you believe yourself to be a person, you see persons everywhere. In reality there are no persons, only threads of memories and habits. At the moment of realisation the person ceases.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Instead of searching for what you do not have, find out what it is that you have never lost.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Real happiness is not vulnerable, because it does not depend on circumstances.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is no need of a way out! Don't you see that a way out is also part of the dream All you have to do is see the dream as dream. ...Wherever it leads you, it will be a dream. The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world and stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs be done.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Whatever happens, happens to you by you, through you; you are the creator, enjoyer and destroyer of all you perceive.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


What is the worth of a happiness for which you must strive and work?
Real happiness is spontaneous and effortless.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The problem is not yours - it is your mind's only. Begin by disassociating yourself from your mind. Resolutely remind yourself that you are not the mind and that its problems are not yours.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In peace and silence, the skin of the 'I' dissolves and the inner and the outer become one.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


It has nothing to do with effort. Just turn away, look between the thoughts, rather than at the thoughts. When you happen to walk in a crowd, you do not fight every man you meet, you just find your way between. When you fight, you invite a fight. But when you do not resist, you meet no resistance. When you refuse to play the game, you are out of it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Don't ask the mind to confirm what is beyond the mind. Direct experience is the only valid confirmation.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist, except in your own imagination! However is the picture, beautiful or ugly, you are painting it and you are not bound by it. Realize that there is nobody to force it on you, that it is due to the habit of taking the imaginary to be real. See the imaginary as imaginary and be free of fear.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Learn to live without self concern.
For this you must know your own true being as indomitable, fearless and ever victorious.
Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination,
you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


If you believe in God,
work with Him.
If you do not,
become one.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond duality.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Know yourself to be the changeless witness of the changeful mind. That is enough.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Whatever comes and goes, is not reality. See the event as event only. Then you are vulnerable to reality, no longer armoured against it, as you were when you gave reality to events and experiences.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When I say 'I am', I do not mean a separate entity with a body as its nucleus, I mean the totality of being, the ocean of consciousness, the entire universe of all that is known. I have nothing to desire for I am complete forever
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Reality is neither subjective nor objective, neither mind nor matter, neither time nor space. These divisions need somebody to happen to, a conscious separate center. But reality is all and nothing, the totality and the exclusion, the fullness and the emptiness, fully consistent, absolutely paradoxical. You cannot speak about it, you can only lose yourself in it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


We miss the real by lack of attention, and create the unreal by excess of imagination.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


It is only your self-identification with your mind that makes you happy or unhappy. Rebel against your slavery to your mind, see your bonds as self-created and break the chains of attachment and revulsion. Keep in mind your goal of freedom, until it dawns on you that you are already free, that freedom is not something in the distant future to be earned with painful efforts, but perennially one's own, to be used! Liberation is not an acquisition but a matter of courage, the courage to believe that you are free already and to act on it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


It is not what you do, but what you stop doing that matters.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Sometimes I feel I am everything, I call that Love.
Sometimes I feel I am nothing, I call that Wisdom.
Between Love and Wisdom
my life continuously flows.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desires and fears. Let them come and go. Don't give them the nourishment of interest and attention....
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is only life, there is nobody who lives a life.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Meditation is a deliberate attempt to pierce into the higher states of consciousness and finally go beyond it. The art of meditation is the art of shifting the focus of attention to ever subtler levels, without losing one's grip on the levels left behind. (...) Save all your energies and time for breaking the wall your mind had built around you. Believe me, you will not regret.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is only one meditation - the rigorous refusal to harbor thoughts.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The ultimate point of view is that there is nothing to understand, so when we try to understand, we are only indulging in acrobatics of the mind. Whatever you have understood, you are not. Why are you getting lost in concepts? You are not what you know, you are the knower.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Give up all ideas about yourself and simply be.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Love.. is seeing the unity under the imaginary diversity.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The real you is timeless and beyond life and death.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Don't rely on your mind for liberation. It is the mind that brought you into bondage. Go beyond it altogether.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Be conscious of yourself, watch your mind, give it your full attention. Don't look for quick results; there may be none within your noticing. Unknown to you, your psyche will undergo a change; there will be more clarity in your thinking, charity in your feeling, purity in your behavior. You need not aim at these - you will witness the change all the same. For, what you are now is the result of inattention and what you become will be the fruit of attention.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is no question of going anywhere, arriving anywhere, or doing anything; you are there already.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Nothing can make you happier than you are. All search for happiness is misery and leads to more misery. The only happiness worth the name is the natural happiness of conscious being.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


To believe that you depend on things and people for happiness is due to ignorance of your true nature; to know that you need nothing to be happy, except Self-knowledge, is wisdom.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The root of fear is the feeling of not being what you are.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Refuse to think in terms of this or that. All pain needs investigation. The mind is nothing else but the self. Assumption obscures reality without destroying it. All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false..Your being a person is due to the illusion of space and time.The mind creates time and space and takes its own creations for reality.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Leave your mind alone, that is all. Do not go along with it. After all, there is no such thing as mind apart from thoughts which come and go obeying their own laws, not yours. They dominate you only because you are interested in them.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


I found myself desiring and knowing less and less, until I could say in utter astonishment: "I know nothing, I want nothing." Earlier I was sure of so many things, now I am sure of nothing. But I feel I have lost nothing by not knowing, because all my knowledge was false. My not knowing was in itself knowledge of the fact that all my knowledge is ignorance, that "I do not know" is the only true statement the mind can make....I do not claim to know what you do not. In fact, I know much less than you do....
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Forget the known, don't be all the time immersed in your experiences.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


These moments of inner quiet will burn out all obstacles without fail. Don't doubt its efficacy. Try it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Give up the idea of being a person, that is all. You need not become what you are anyhow. There is the identity of what you are and there is the person superimposed on it. All you know is the person, the identity - which is not a person - you do not know, for you never doubted, never asked yourself the crucial question: 'Who am I?'
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Freedom to do what one likes is really bondage, while being free to do what one must, what is right, is real freedom.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


By all means be selfish; the right way. Wish yourself well, labour at what is good for you. Destroy all that stands between you and happiness. Be all; love all; be happy; make happy. No happiness is greater.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you....
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events. Its your restlessness that causes chaos.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Who was born first, you or the world? As long as you give first place to the world, you are bound by it; once you realize, beyond all trace of doubt, that the world is in you and not you in the world, you are out of it. Of course your body remains in the world and of the world, but you are not deluded by it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting. It is a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


If you imagine yourself as separate from the the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Freedom is from something. What are you to be free from? Obviously, you must be free from the person you take yourself to be, for it is the idea you have of yourself that keeps you in bondage.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In my world love is the only law. I do not ask for love, I give it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Find what is it that never sleeps and never wakes, and whose pale reflection is our sense of 'I'
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Simply look at whatever happens and know that you are beyond it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Watch your thoughts as you watch the street traffic. People come and go; you register without response. It may not be easy in the beginning, but with some practice you will find that your mind can function on many levels at the same time and you can be aware of them all.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When I look inside and see that I'm nothing, that's wisdom. When I look outside and see that I'm everything, that's love. And between these two, my life turns.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In your world everything must have a beginning and an end. If it does not, you call it eternal. In my view, there is no such thing as beginning and end - these are all related to time. Timeless being is entirely in the now. Being and not-being alternate and their reality is momentary. The immutable Reality lies beyond space and time.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Come to the conclusion: I am unborn, I was unborn and I shall remain unborn
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Consciousness is an attribute while awareness is not; one can be aware of being conscious, but not conscious of awareness. God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all--being as well as not-being.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond the net [the matrix]. It is not hard to do so, as the net is full of holes. Look at the net and its many contradictions. You do and undo at every step. You want peace, love and happiness, and work hard to create pain, hatred and war. You want longevity and you overeat. You want friendship and you exploit. See your net as made of such contradictions and remove them - your very seeing them will make them go away.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


If you want peace and harmony in the world, you must have peace and harmony in your
hearts and minds.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You are not what you think yourself to be, I assure you. The image you have of yourself is made up from memories and is purely accidental.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Only the people who have gone beyond the world can change the world.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Just as every drop of the ocean carries the taste of the ocean, so does every moment carry the taste of eternity.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You are not the mind. If you know you are not the mind, then what difference does it make if it's busy or quiet? You are not the mind.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You want to know yourself. For this keep steadily in the focus of consciousness, the only clue you have: your certainty of being. Be with it, play with it, ponder over it, delve deeply into it, till the shell of ignorance breaks open and you emerge into the realm of reality.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You cannot change the course of events, but you can change your
attitude, and what really matters is the attitude and not the mere event.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness. We withdraw from the experience and its experiencer and stand apart in pure awareness, which is between and beyond the two. The personality, based on self-identification, on imagining itself to be something: 'I am this, I am that', continues, but only as a part of the objective world. Its identification with the witness snaps.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The world you think of is in your own mind.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The silence before the words were spoken, is it different from the silence that came after?
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is nothing to do, just be. Do nothing. Be. No climbing mountains and sitting in caves. I do not even say "be yourself" since you do not know yourself. Just be.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear. Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go. Be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Nothing perceivable is real.Your attachment is your bondage. You cannot control the future.There is no such thing as free will. Will is bondage.You identify yourself with your desires and become their slave.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


It is your restlessness that causes chaos.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You're free. You've taken this burden of being a human being on yourself. You're free.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am - unbound.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Give your real being a chance to shape your life. You will not regret it.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


I am timeless being. I am free of desire or fear, because I do not remember the past or imagine the future.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


What is beautiful? Whatever is perceived joyfully is beautiful. Bliss is the essence of beauty.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Get hold of the main thing: That the world and the self are one and perfect. Only your attitude is faulty and needs readjustment.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


To see Reality is as simple as to see one’s face in a mirror. Only, the mirror must be clear and true. A quiet mind, undistorted by desires and fears, free from ideas and opinions, clear on all the levels, is needed to reflect the Reality. Be clear and quiet; alert and detached, all else will happen by itself.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The mind exists in two states: as water and as honey. The water vibrates at the least disturbance, while the honey, however disturbed, returns quickly to immobility.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind - the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


By being with yourself, the 'I am', by watching yourself in your daily life with alert interest, with the intention to understand rather than judge, in full acceptance of whatever may emerge, because it is there, you encourage the deep to come to the surface, and enrich your life and consciousness with its captive energies.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Having never left the house you are looking for the way home
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Once you understand that the false needs time and what needs time is false, you are nearer the Reality, which is timeless, ever in the NOW.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


It is your fixed idea that you must be something or other, that blinds you.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Leave greatness to others. Become so small that no one can see you. This conviction results from growing devotion to the supreme reality.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Past and future are in the mind only - I am now.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There are no steps to self-realization. There is nothing gradual about it. It happens suddenly and is irreversible. You rotate into a new dimension, seen from which the previous ones are mere abstractions. Just like on sunrise you see things as they are, so on self-realization you see everything as it is. The world of illusions is left behind.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Our usual attitude is of 'I am this'. Separate consistently and perseveringly the 'I am' from 'this' or 'that', and try to feel what is means to be, just to be, without being 'this' or 'that'.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment,
harmony with things as they happen.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up. If you don't want to suffer, don't go to sleep.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Surely the memory of an event cannot pass for the event itself. Nor can the anticipation. There is something exceptional, unique, about the present event, which the previous, or the coming do not have. There is livingness about it, an actuality; it stands out as if illumined. There is the "stamp of reality" on the actual, which the past and future do not have.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


The sum and substance of my teaching is this: Don't be dishonest to your vital breath; worship that only, abide in that only, accept it as yourself. And when you worship in this manner, it can lead you anywhere, to any heights- this is the quintessence of my talks.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


In reality, time and space exist in you. You do not exist in them.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


You take yourself to be limited, but you are not. Discover this. Stay silent and attentive. Be earnest about it. Just be aware of your being here and now. Reality will find you.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


There is nothing wrong with duality as long as it does not create conflict. Multiplicity and variety without strife is joy. In pure consciousness there is light. For warmth, contact is needed. Above the unity of being is the union of love. Love is the purpose of duality.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


To go beyond you need alert immobility, quiet attention.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


All I plead with you is this: make love of your self perfect
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Life is worthy of the name only when it reflects Reality in action. No university will teach you how to live so that when the time of dying comes, you can say: I lived well I do not need to live again. Most of us die wishing we could live again. So many mistakes committed, so much left undone. Most of the people vegetate, but do not live. They merely gather experience and enrich their memory. But experience is the denial of Reality, which is neither sensory nor conceptual, neither of the body, nor of the mind, though it includes and transcends both.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


Stay open and quiet, that is all. What you seek is so near you that there is no place for a way.
― Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


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