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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Blissful Life - As realized through the teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Robert Powell reveals to us a particular version of ancient Eastern philosophy-religion through his selection of aphorisms of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj translated from Marathi. In these aphorisms, he captures and summarizes the wisdom of India epitomized in advaita as philosophy and practiced in everyday life as a blissful religion.

This book attempts to distill the essence of the teachings of Maharaj from the available information and present the result in terms that are readily intelligible and do not require any specialized religious or philosophical knowledge or aptitude.

A considerable part of what has been recorded of Maharaj’s teaching is contained in the monumental work I am That, a collection of conversations with Maharaj, translated from tape recordings in the original Marathi language by Maurice Frydman. The latter was a brilliant Polish electrical engineer and inventor who spent about half a century in India, where he immersed himself in the ancient teaching of advaita. Just as Paul Brunton discovered and introduced to the West that other great Indian sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi, so Frydman was the first to translate and make known to a wide audience Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. The world owes a debt of gratitude to Frydman, for without his initiative and untiring efforts this treasure would not have been available.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Explorations into the Eternal : Forays into the Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj


Ramesh S. Balsekar, in this volume, reaches beyond the communication of past knowledge to a creative exploration of the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj, inspired by the thirst of other seekers for enlightenment. In his contemplations upon the sentience of the human spirit, Balsekar has used Maharaj's wisdom as the touchstone for his own ventures into the realm of conscious and unconscious. This book forms the third work in Balsekar's trilogy which has been aimed at fulfilling Maharaj's personal enjoinder to "write and talk about my teaching". In the earlier volumes he offered insights into the teachings (Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj), and textual applications (a close examination of Saint Jnaneshwar's "Amritanubhava" in Experience of Immortality. These well-received scholarly writings established Balsekar as an authentic interpreter of Maharaj.

Balsekar at the last appears as the true messenger himself - daring to articulate the riddles of life-acceptance and "true seeing" which have emerged from his own internal reflections. With a new vigor in his approach and a reverence for the classics, he has become his Master's most apt spokesman: a philosophical devotee and a peerless stylist. Through Balsekar's intellectual journeys, the reader will come to experience again the gifts and greatness of Nisargadatta Maharaj's immortal work, I AM THAT. Widely acclaimed during his visits to the other countries in recent years, Balsekar's lectures have won for him a responsive audience.

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Monday, 13 July 2015

The Unborn Nisargadatta - Pradeep Apte


Words from the author :
After the release of The Nisargadatta Gita in Feb 2008 most of my time was devoted to the Sadhana (Practice) as prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. In this period I came across several Marathi books on his teachings. After studying these books and meditating on hisMarathi words I found them to be more powerful and hard hitting than those in the English books. Most of the effect is lost or diluted in the English translations, and I am quite aware that this is likely to happen with The Unborn Nisargadatta as well. Yet for the benefit of those who do not know Marathi I created the The Unborn Nisargadatta from a translation of my original notes in Marathi. Every verse in this book has been either written by me or are Maharajs words as such or slightly modified to maintain the ‘I am Unborn’ theme. The ‘I am’ was the main them of The Nisargadatta Gita while ‘I am Unborn’ is the main theme of The Unborn Nisargadatta.The contents of The Unborn Nisargadatta are more of a revelation than just a book.With great love and a deep sense of gratitude I wish to thank Waldo Thompson for helping out in the creation of this book. His clear understanding of the subject and reverential approach that was evident while working on The Nisargadatta Gita continues in The Unborn as well.

Pradeep Apte
02 May 2015

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Table of Contents
Forewarning
I. Guru /Satguru verses 1 to 43
II. Sadhana (Practice) verses 44 to 69
III. I am Unborn verses 70 to 188
IV. Satguru verses 189 to 206

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Forewarning
The words you are about to read have the potential to take you to the highestpossible level of your being. At this level everything is apparently the same except that you wouldn’t be there. Any descriptions of this level are well-nigh impossible; all that I can say is that you disappear! Are you prepared to disappear? If not then don’t read these words. All those who have gone to the depths of spirituality are likely to find these words useful. Those completely engrossed in worldly ways and unconcerned about investigating the truth of their being are likely to find these words the ravings of a madman.

I. Guru/Satguru verses

1. I bow in reverence to the Unborn Satguru (Great Master) Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj for imparting to me his entire teaching in three words "I Am Unborn". It is the 'third eye' of knowledge that I received from him that made possible the writing of this work.
2. After having pondered over the four Mahavakyas (Great sayings), ‘Tat Tvam Asi’(That Thou Art), ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ (I Am Brahma), ‘Ayam Atma Brahma’ (ThisSelf is Brahma) and ‘Prajnanam Brahma’ (This Intelligence is Brahma), ‘I AmUnborn’ came as the fifth from the Satguru that put an end to everything.
3. It is the last birth for him who reads these words that are to follow and not 'only read' but also lives by them.
4. He who derives any hopes or expectations from his memories based on the body,mind and intellect should not continue reading.
5. He who reads what has to follow should not be himself after it is over. He should disappear! If that doesn't happen he has not actually followed what he has read.
6. He who has never met a born guru for him the Unborn Satguru is ever available at all times. In fact the Unborn is all there is, nothing else. The Unborn appears to be speaking through the born.
7. The born guru appears to be leading us to the Satguru but later it’s realized that it is the other way around. Both appeared to be two but are actually one, the Unborn Satguru.
8. To begin with the guru tells us to remain focused on our sense of ‘being’, ‘presence’ or the feeling ‘I am’ when it is absolutely pure.
9. The ‘I am’, when it is the purest, is caught in two ways. The first is the
childhood recollection method, say around the age of three when you for the first come to know that ‘you are’.
10. For those who are unable to recollect the childhood, the second method is to catch the ‘I am’ as soon as you wake up in the morning.
11. In both cases the feeling ‘I am’ is nascent, pure, without words and without any add-ons on it, such as I am so-and-so and the rest. Above all it appears quite spontaneously and effortlessly.
12. Actually these are just ways of understanding the feeling ‘I am’ when it is the purest or uncontaminated. Once understood, all that has to be done is to meditate, remain focused or just abide in the ‘I am’.
13. I did exactly what the guru said and what happened was exactly as he had predicted - the ‘I am’ revealed its secret to me.
14. To grasp this secret, you must, at least theoretically, understand the nature of truth or reality, the quest of which all this is about.
15. Truth or reality never changes, no modifications are possible in it and it’s there forever, it’s eternal.
16. Truth or reality is indestructible, you cannot destroy it by any means or eliminate it, it’s immortal.
17. Truth or reality is self-evident, stands on its own and it’s not dependent on anything.
18. The whole investigation had been undertaken to understand the truth about myself, my existence, for which the guru had prescribed the abidance in the ‘I am’ as explained earlier.
19. Two perspectives of the ‘I am’ became quite clear to me by abiding in it. When the ‘I am’ identified with the body none of the criteria of truth applied to it, as it's changeable, destructible and dependent.
20. When the ‘I am’ did not identify with the body or was in it’s pure state, there were some resemblances to the truth.
21. The ‘I am’ remained unchanged, at least throughout a life-time. Deep down a desire for continuity or immortality was always there but it’s dependency on the body couldn’t be denied. Without the body the ‘I am’ is never sensed or felt.
22. After several iterations on these two perspectives, a final third hit me as a thunderbolt! And it came from a statement “I Am Unborn” made by the guru.
23. The guru had once said “You must come to a conclusion, I am unborn, I was unborn and I remain unborn”. Yes! That’s it, the secret of the ‘I am’ was revealed – it’s indeed Unborn!
24. When the guru says “Whatever I speak implies the unborn self. I am unborn, I am formless, devoid of any qualities, but to make the devotees realize this I have to come in touch with the body” it’s the Satguru speaking.
25. Time and again the guru has been saying “The unborn is never born”, “You are unborn, you have no birth or death” or “I came to know myself, therefore I am unborn”.
26. I am the proof that what has been said by the Satguru is the truth and the Satguru is the proof of the fact that I am Unborn.
27. It should be that I stand as evidence to the Satguru’s words and the Satguru stands as evidence to my resolve that I am Unborn.
28. To say that I am born is the fulfillment of birth and to say that I am Unborn is the fulfillment of the truth of my Self or my being.
29. The Unborn is always the Unborn. Whatever is seen or felt has never actually happened but just appears to be so.
30. I take refuge in the feet of the Satguru and then birth and death prove to be unreal. Thus whatever stems out of birth too proves to be unreal.
31. The conviction that I am Unborn is the grace of the Satguru. I believe myself to be as he says and his grace flows.
32. It was by the grace of the Satguru that his reality stood exposed and I came
know that I am actually the same as he is, the Unborn.
33. According to the orders of the Satguru I belong to the class of the nameless and formless one.
34. My mind and intellect did not have the courage or the ability to educate itself
as the Unborn, this came after I followed the orders of the Satguru.
35. According to the dictates of the Satguru I am the bodiless, formless Unborn with no deeds to be done and devoid of any birth or death.
36. Activities such as reading or doing different spiritual practices go on till your faith gets firmly established in the words ‘I am Unborn’ of the Satguru.
37. As said by the Satguru, once you recognize yourself as ‘I am Unborn’, thendeath holds no fear for you, rather it’s fun.
38. The greatest devotion in this world is having an absolute faith in the words ‘Iam Unborn’ of the Satguru.
39. Since I am obeying the words of the Satguru no more learning is required.
Accepting the fact ‘I am Unborn’ freed me from the clutches of time.
40. The greatest service I render to the Satguru is to always hold on to the fact ‘I am Unborn’ and live by this identity, memory and meditation.
41. The name given by the parents is an attainment of mortality, whereas the name ‘Unborn’ given by the Satguru is an attainment of immortality.
42. ‘I am Unborn’ is the firm belief imparted to me by the Satguru. What is the point in disbelieving him?
43. If you are devoted to the truth your life gets prolonged to the extent of
immortality, but if you use this prolonged life for fulfillment of bodily pleasures it
abruptly ends through disaster.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Free Download e-Book - AtmaBodh - Gujarati translation of I AM THAT


Note from the publisher of e-Book:
I am glad to inform all Self-seekers from Gujarat area, as we are publishing the translation of well known spiritual classic book "I Am That" by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in Gujarati language.

Around 23 years ago Shri Mavji Savla and his friend Shri Jayram Thakkar, translated "SukhaSamvad" (Marathi translation of I Am That) from Marathi to Gujarati language and published on his own. Shri Mavji Savla met Sri Nisargadatta Maharj personally in Sri Maharaj's body presence.

Me and my friend Shri Kalpesh Chauhan was trying to publish I Am That in Gujarati language from last 6 months, and coincidentally Shri Nitin Shah contacted me 3 weeks ago, and mentioned that "I Am That" Gujarati translation is already available with Shri Mavji Savla. We both discussed with Shri Mavji Savla and immediately he gave us permission to publish e-Book for free downloading to all Gujarati Self-seekers.

We all feel that Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Grace - the universal consciousness has forced us to do this task for all Gujarati seekers. We are also thankful to Shri Satish Avhad (Sri Maharaj's disciple and senior devotee) who is one of publisher of "Sukhsamvad" (I Am That Marathi version) for giving us permission to publish this e-Book. We are trying to publish the remaining 2 parts as e-Book in future.

Sachin Kshirsagar


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Monday, 18 May 2015

Marathi books - Nisargadatta Maharaj - Siddharameshwar Maharaj

The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers, especially from North America and Europe.

These books were published as a service by Mr.Sachin Kshirsagar, a disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, on his own.

GuruBodh
Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
Single discourse on Consciousness and Pure Consciousness in Marathi language
Pages 14, 2nd Edition,April 2015.
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SatChidAnand
Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
Selected quotes in Marathi language from book of AtmaPrem
Pages 128, 1st Edition, July 2013.
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Anusandhan
Shree Nisargadatta Maharj
Selected quotes in Marathi language from book of "SukhaSamvad ( Marathi Version of "I Am That")
Pages 115, 1st Edition,Jan 2013.
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Vivek Ki Nirupan
Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
8 discourses in Marathi language
Pages 125, 2nd Edition, July 2014.
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Nisargadatta Bodhwani
Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
65 discourses in Marathi language
Pages 122, 1st Edition, March 2013.
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AtmaDnyan ani ParmatmaYog
Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
19 discourses in Marathi language (Marathi Version of Self Knowledge and Self Realization)
Pages 105, 2nd Edition, April 2013
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Master of Self Realization
Shree Siddharameshvar Maharaj
130 discourses (English translation of "AdhyatmaDnyanacha Yogeshvar"
Pages 532, 2nd Edition, 2014
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SukhaSamvad
Marathi Version of "I Am That"
4th Edition, Sept.2012.
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AdyatmaDnyanacha Yogeshwar
Sri SidhhaRameshvar Maharaj
130 discourses in Marathi language on Srimad Dasbodh, Dnyaneshwari, Eknathi Bhagwat etc.
Personally published by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Part 1 in year 1961 & Part 2 in year 1962.
Pages 306
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Nisargadatta BodhaSudha
Selected quotes in Marathi language from the Marathi version of I Am That - "SukhaSamvad".
Compiled by Shri Shrikant Gogate in 1975
Pages 106
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AtmaVishvas Ani BramhaDnyan
Two discourses with explanation of Meditation & Knowledge
Language  : Marathi 1st Edition, Pages 32
Edited & Complied by : Sachin Kshirsagar
Cost : No Cost, Available for free Distribution
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NisChay
366 selected quotes for 366 days in Marathi Language from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Complete Marathi Literature : Pages : 366, Cost : Rs.50.00
Edited & Complied by : Sachin Kshirsagar
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Amrutlaya
135 Marathi Discourses on Srimad Dasbodh and other scriptures
Sri Sidhrameshvar Maharaj - Pages : 300
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Aapan
4 Discourses on Srimad Dasbodh : Pahave Aapanasi Aapan Ya Nav Dnyan
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - Pages : 48
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मी आहे - श्री  निसर्गदत्त महाराजांचा महामंत्र
Mi Ahe - Sri Nisargadatta Maharajancha MahaMantra

Mi Ahe" meditation guidance & "Mi Ahe" meditation result by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj in the various beautiful art work in Calligraphy
Sachin Kshirsagar & Pradeep Apte
Pages : 62, First Edition : March 2017
Concept & Calligraphy Design By : Bharat Shimpi
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Please contact at the below address if you need them:

Sachin Kshirsagar,
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Pune : 411041, Maharashtra, India
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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Avadhoota Gita - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Avadhuta Gita is a Hindu text based on the principles of Advaita Vedanta (nondualism). It has been dated to approximately the 9th or 10th century. The singer of the Avadhuta Gita is Dattatreya, an Avadhuta, and according to the Nath Sampradaya, the work was heard and transcribed by two of Dattatreya's disciples—Swami and Kartika. The Nath tradition is a heterodox siddha tradition containing many sub-sects. It was founded by Matsyendranath and further developed by Gorakshanath. The Inchegeri Sampradaya, also known as Nimbargi Sampradaya, is a lineage of Hindu Navnath from Maharashtra which was started by Shri Bhausaheb Maharaj and has become well-known throughout the western world due to the popularity of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

The Avadhuta Gita is a small book of only eight chapters and is written in spirited Sanskrit verse, which breathes the atmosphere of the highest experience of Brahman. It goes into no philosophical argument to prove oneness of reality, but is content to make the most startling statements, leaving the seeker of truth to imbibe them and be lifted from illusion into the blazing light of Knowledge (jnana).

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Brahma Sutras - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Brahma sūtra, also known as the Vedānta Sūtras, are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy. The Brahma sūtra is an early exposition of the Vedanta-interpretation of the Upanishads. It is an attempt to systematise the various strands of the Upanishads which form the background of the orthodox systems of thought. It is intended to be a summary of the teaching of the Upanishads. The Brahma Sūtras attempt to reconcile the seemingly contradictory and diverse statements of the various Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gītā, by placing each teaching in a doctrinal context.

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Vivekachudamani - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Vivekachudamani is a famous Sanskrit poem ascribed to Adi Shankara in the eighth century. It expounds the Advaita Vedanta philosophy and is in the form of 580 verses in the Shardula Vikridita metre. The Vivekachudamani describes developing Viveka the human faculty of discrimination as the central task in the spiritual life and calls it the crown jewel among the essentials for Moksha. The title Vivekachudamani translates to Crest Jewel of Discrimination. Through the centuries, the Vivekachudamani has been translated into several languages and has been the topic of many commentaries and expositions.

 It has the form of dialogue between the master and the disciple, where the master explains to the disciple the nature of the Atman and the ways to research and know the Atman. The book takes the disciple on a step by step instructions to reach Brahman. The Vivekachudamani describes the characteristics of an enlightened human being (Jivanmukta) and a person of steady wisdom (Sthitaprajna) on the lines of Bhagavad Gita.

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Dasbodh - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Shreemat Dāsbodh, loosely meaning "advice to the disciple", is a classical 17th century Hindu Advaita Vedanta spiritual text. It was orally narrated by the Navnath saint Samarth Ramdas, to his disciple Kalyan Swami. The Dāsbodh provides readers with spiritual guidance on matters such as devotion and acquiring knowledge.  It is a comprehensive volume in verse form providing instructions on the religious life, presented in the format of a conversation between a Guru and disciple. The narration is believed to have taken place in a cave called Shivatharghal in the Raigad district of Maharashtra in India.

Dāsbodh prescribes the path of devotion to God or "Bhakti mārg", and the path of Knowledge or "Jnana Marg" for liberation. Through knowledge, Ramdas clears away all doubts and gives the understanding of one's "True Self". Ramdas also reveals the true meaning and significance of "Discrimination" and "Detachment". It deals with diverse aspects of human life such as politics, conducting business dealings and taking care of one's body and family life.

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Tripura Rahasya - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Tripura Rahasya meaning The Mystery beyond the Trinity, is an ancient literary work in Sanskrit believed to have been narrated by Dattatreya to Parashurama.It is an ancient prime text is one of the treatise on Advaita school of classical Indian Metaphysics. The Tripura Rahasya expounds the teachings of the supreme spiritual truth. It is a dialogue between Lord Dattatreya and Parasurama.

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The Principal Upanishads - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Upanishads are a collection of Vedic texts which contain the earliest emergence of some of the central religious concepts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They are also known as Vedanta ("the end of the Veda"). They are regarded as the source of Vedanta and Samkhya philosophies. The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain revealed truths (Sruti) concerning the nature of ultimate reality (brahman) and describing the character and form of human salvation (moksha). The Upanishads are found mostly in the concluding part of the Brahmanas and Aranyakas and have been passed down in oral tradition. More than 200 Upanishads are known, of which the first dozen or so are the oldest and most important and are referred to as the principal or main Upanishads.

  1. Isa Upanishad
  2. Kena Upanishad
  3. Katha Upanishad
  4. Prashna Upanishad
  5.  Mundaka Upanishad
  6. Mandookya Upanishad
  7. Taittireeya Upanishad
  8. Aitareya Upanishad
  9. Chhandogya Upanishad
  10. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
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Nirvana Shatkam - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Nirvana Shatkam is a śloka in six stanzas written by the great Ādi Śaṅkara (first Śaṅkarācārya) summarizing the basic teachings of Advaita Vedānta, or the Hindu teachings of non-dualism. When a young boy of eight (Ādi Śaṅkara), while wandering in the Himalayas, seeking to find his Guru, he encountered a sage who asked him, "Who are you?". The boy answered with these stanzas, which are known as "Nirvāṇa Śaṭkam" or Ātma Ṣaṭkam". The sage the boy was talking to was Svāmi Govindpada Ācārya, who was, indeed, the teacher he was looking for. These few verses can be of tremendous value to progress in contemplation practices that lead to Self-Realization.

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Manisha Panchakam - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Manisha Panchakam is a set of five verses composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya, the Hindu philosopher. It is said that in these five verses Shankara brings out the essence of Advaita Vedanta. It is believed that Shankara wrote the Manisha Panchakam at Varanasi, the ancient sacred city of India, and the home to the famous Kashi Visvanatha temple.

According to the legend, Adi Shankaraachaarya, was on his way to the temple after finishing his bath. Suddenly he saw a chandaala (an outcaste) and his four dogs on the way, and gestured to him to keep a distance, as per the custom in those days. The outcaste then asked him some questions which form the substance of two verses which are a prelude to the main work. Among the questions asked, the significant one was like this-"Whether My body should give way to you or my Soul?". On hearing these questions, Sri Shankara realized that the person before him was no ordinary person but Lord Shiva himself, and the dogs, the four Vedas. Shankara replies to these questions in five verses.

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Bhagavadgita - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Part of the Mahabharata, this is considered as the most sacred Hindu scripture. The content of the Gita is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war.

The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Prasthanatrayi, which also includes the Upanishads and Brahma sutras. These are the key texts for the Vedanta, which interprets these texts to give a unified meaning. Advaita Vedanta sees the non-dualism of Atman and Brahman as its essence. Although early Vedanta gives an interpretation of the sruti texts of the Upanishads, and its main commentary the Brahma Sutras, the popularity of the Bhagavad Gita was such that it could not be neglected.

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Yoga Vasishta - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

Yoga Vasishta is a Hindu spiritual text written by sage Valmiki, containing dialogues between Sage Vasishta and Sri Rama, during which Advaita (the doctrine of non-duality) in its pure form of ajatavada (theory of nonorigination) is expounded, with illustrative stories in between. The contents of Vasistha's teaching to Rama is associated with Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the manifest world and the principle of non-duality. This is one of the longest texts in Sanskrit after the Mahabharata, and an important text of Yoga.

Prince Rama returns from touring the country, and becomes utterly disillusioned after experiencing the apparent reality of the world. This worries his father, King Dasaratha, who expresses his concern to Sage Vasistha upon Rama's arrival. Sage Vasistha consoles the king by telling him that Rama's dis-passion is a sign that the prince is now ready for spiritual enlightenment. He says that Rama has begun understanding profound spiritual truths, which is the cause of his confusion; he needs confirmation.Then, in King Dasaratha's court, the sage begins his discourse to Rama, which lasts 21 days. The answer to Rama's questions forms the entire scripture that is Yoga Vasistha.

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Ashtavakra Gita - Traditional Vedanta Books - Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Song of Ashtavakra, also known as Ashtavakra Samhita is an Advaita Vedanta scripture which documents a dialogue between the Perfect Master Ashtavakra and Janaka, the King of Mithila. Ashtavakra Gita presents the traditional teachings of Advaita Vedanta. Ashtavakra's bent body - originally a symbol of disease and weakness ultimately represents the symbol of true and all powerful knowledge by the end of his journey. In a conversation between Janaka and Ashtavakra pertaining to the deformity of his crooked body Ashtavakra explains that the size of a Temple is not affected by how it is shaped, and the shape of his own body does not affect himself (the Atman). Ashtavakra Gita is a dialogue between Ashtavakra and Janaka on the nature of soul, reality and bondage. It offers an extremely radical version of non-dualistic philosophy. The Gita insists on complete unreality of external world and absolute oneness of existence. It does not mention any morality or duties and therefore, is seen by commentators as 'godless'. It also dismisses names and forms as unreal and a sign of ignorance.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Translations of I AM THAT - Books of Nisargadatta Maharaj

I AM THAT - the most famous book of Nisargadatta Maharaj - an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman was published in 1973. Later many official and unofficial translations into various languages emerged.

 
सुखसंवाद - Marathi
SukhaSamvad - Marathi Version of "I Am That" 4th Edition, Sept.2012.


AtmaBodh - Gujarati translation of I AM THAT
Free Download e-Book


நான் ப்ரம்மம் - Tamil translation of I AM THAT
published by Kannadhasan Pathippagam, Chennai.
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Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Navnath Sampradaya. Sri 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.

According to Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, the purpose of spirituality is simply to know who you are. His discussions are not for academic scholars. He is a rebellious spirit, abrupt in his style of discussion, provocative, and immensely profound, cutting to the core and wasting little effort on inessentials. He talked about the 'direct way' of knowing the Final Reality, in which one becomes aware of one's original nature through mental discrimination, breaking the mind's false identification with the ego, knowing that "You are already That".
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