Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Ravisankar Mayavaram miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Fri Nov 8 16:47:24 CST 2002

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002 04:10:44 -0800, kuntimaddi sadananda
<kuntimaddisada at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

>"I am that' by Nisargadatta Maharaj is one of the beautiful books I
>studied and I use it for meditation purposes. A chapter in the book
>is enough for me to contempate on the truth.  Nisargadatta Maharaj
>was in par with Bhagavaan Ramana Maharshi.  The book is not of the
>type that one should just read but one has to contemplate on it to
>see what has been pointed out.
>He was one of the greatest souls of India.  But to get any benefit
>out of the book, it is important to have some clear understanding of
>advaita vedanata.  Then only you can see the beauty that is sprinkled
>in every chapter of that book.

A very good observation. If the prerequisites you mention are not met, then
Nisargadatta's words could be utterly misleading/confusing.

I agree with you that every chapter of "I am That" has beautiful jewels
which are worth contemplating upon. And even through the translation, force
of his words hits you right out of the book. Authority of his realization
is undeniable.


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